We Are The Champions!

While A.I.M: were putting together some information for The Word Darts Championship (2019) Ultimate Guide, we could not help but notice the sheer number of players able to boast of being World Champions: World Champions are special. Regardless of sport, code or status,¬†those who claim a World¬†title¬†always stand out from the crowd. Steel tip darts has two sets of World Champions. From 1976-93 there were¬†simply … Continue reading We Are The Champions!

‘Mile High’ Leaves A Vapour Trail.

In February, 2010, Mark “Mile High” Hylton began what was to be a shortish, but highly significant, test flight in the world of PDC darts. A superb take off was followed by a turbulent spell ‘cruising at altitude’ before a steep decent took him away from our view.  Mark Hylton had been around amateur darts for quite some time, including a notable appearance at the the, 2007 UK Open, before he was … Continue reading ‘Mile High’ Leaves A Vapour Trail.

501 or More: 2017 A Players Championship Revolution in the PDC?

A brief glance at the results of events from this years Players Championship events reveals a fundamental change in the professional game. Although the games current elite players are still winning events, or at least getting into the later stages, others are finally stepping up and beginning a quiet revolution. In the first six months of 2017 MVG and Gary Anderson have only claimed a … Continue reading 501 or More: 2017 A Players Championship Revolution in the PDC?

Coral UK Open 2016 – Days 1 & 2

The UK Open lived up to it reputation as the FA Cup of Darts again on the first two days of the 2016 edition. Riley’s qualifiers gave it their all and many Pro’s were given a tough time. Even MVG was subdued, and The Power struggled, in the early the early rounds. The Giant Killing Starts Robert Thornton,¬†the 2012 champion, became the biggest casualty of … Continue reading Coral UK Open 2016 – Days 1 & 2

The Adonis – Steve Beaton – A Legend in his Own Time

Often sport throws up its own version of the famed curse ” may you live in interesting times”. Players of the highest ability seem to be less appreciated due to truly exceptional players, or rivalries, taking the limelight throughout their own careers. In tennis, Andy Murray is unfortunate enough to straddle the careers of Federer, Nadal & Jokovic for example. Sometimes there is also a … Continue reading The Adonis – Steve Beaton – A Legend in his Own Time