van Diemens Classic Results
Final - Peter Machin defeated Michael Bajowski 6 - 0
Michael Bajowski defeated S.Bryant.
Peter Machin defeated Mitchell Clegg.
Final - Corrine Hammond defeated Melissa Sinnott 6 - 2
Corrine Hammond defeated Tori Kewish
Melissa Sinnott defeated Sandra Smith.
30,000 Viewers in 37 Countries
Those are the fantastic viewing figures from the Darts Australia first ever live stream on Epicentre.tv
Given the limited PR and Marketing of the event, the figures are amazing and clearly display the opportunities ahead.
Australia, USA and the UK were the biggest audience and we look forward to bringing you plenty more of the action in the near future from existing and new tournaments around the country.
My thanks go out to everyone for their support of what was an historical day for the sport and in particular to the following people who contributed above and beyond:
• Little Richard Ashdown for bringing his professional expertise on the mic, in the OB truck and technical broadcast advice.
• The Darts Australia Executive for their full and unequivocal support of this venture.
• Rodney Bessell who refereed eight of the ten matches over a seven hour period.
• Allan Summers (aided and abetted by partner-in-crime Angus Maitland) for running the live scoreboard and managing to take photos of the players in-between and updating the webpage and FB.
• The chalkers for the day – Dewayne Turner, Nathan Paice, Teresa Morris, Ursula Bennell who did such a good job they went un-noticed by many.
• Big Daniel for making sure the players water supply was right before every match.
• Audrey Mullen- players marshall
• Sasha and Michael for walking the players onto the stage.
• Paul Bithell for his graphic design of the flyers.
• The Commentary Team – Chippy Miller and Dougie Schnitzer who entertained us as we watched. Tony David for his spotting and technical commentary, Natalie Carter and of course Richard Ashdown.
• Deb James for co-ordinating the players and walk-ons.
• The volunteers that worked hard to make the venue look as best as it could.
The production, Audio-Visual and Live streaming team of Luke Campbell, Murray Lomax and Wayne Christian were first class and we look forward to working with you all again in the near future.
Last but not least the Players, Captains, Managers and Spectators for creating the great atmosphere that our players deserve and need. We hope you all enjoyed the first live stream production from Darts Australia, more news will be announced shortly on the next live stream.
Exciting times for the sport as we develop new tournaments and regular live streaming of both domestic and international stars.
2014 australian Team announced at the 2014 Australian Championships Presentation night.
Men: James Bailey - Peter Machin - Eddy Sims - Mitchell Clegg
Reserve: Dan Chapman
Captain Manager: Rodney Bessell
Ladies: Corrine Hammond - Lorraine Burn
Reserve: Jordan Clarke
Francis Hoenselaar has informed the Dutch Darts Association that she will quit her beloved sport of darts. Two years ago she was involved in a serious scooter accident and since then she has not been able to play darts.
Francis Hoenselaar wanted to bring this news out personally;
Peter McMenamin Cup Ladies:
Winners: Victoria - Gold
Runners Up: NSW - Green
Scorline: 9 - 5
Peter McMenamin Cup Mens:
Winners: NSW - Green
Runners Up: SA - Gold
Winners: C Hammond/T Hore - NSW
Runners Up: K Kelly/J Dann - WA
Men: Chippy Miller/Lindsay Haji-Ali
Runner Up: Ray O'Donnell/Martin Rose
Winners: Machin & Machin - SA
Runners Up: Chapman/Pikos - NT
Runner Up: S.A. [in playoff with Qld]
Runner Up: Tasmania
Winner: Eddy Sims - Vic
Runner Up: Ray O'Donnell - SA
Winner: Leeanne Faulkner - Tas
Runner Up: Linda Dobbin - NSW
Champion State: NSW
2014 Darts Australia Live Streaming
The Finalists for the Australian National Singles Championships have been decided following a day of exciting world class competition in Adelaide today.
From the best 64 Male and Female players from around the country it’s down to the final eight for the Men’s event and the semi-finals for the ladies.
The first match of the day features South Australia’s Ray O’Donnell against Denis Parr of Western Australia in what should be an exciting opening game.
Australian Rep Peter Machin faces fellow South Australian Martin Rose followed by Australian Champion Eddy Sims who meets Queenslander Stuart Leach. Mick Mullaney from the A.C.T. and New South Welshman Craig Prizeman will fight it out for the last place in the semi-finals stage.
The first Semi-finals in the Ladies section will feature Tasmanian Lea-Anne Faulkner and Karen Richardson from Victoria in what should be a close-fought battle to secure a place in the grand final.
Another Tasmanian Sandra Smith will be attempting to make the final once more against newly crowned Pacific Masters Champion Linda Dobbin from NSW.
World Championship MC/Referee Little Richard Ashdown will commence the games at 10am Eastern Standard Time (midnight GMT ) accompanied by Australians own international Referee Rod Bessell
Join us online for a day of darts action from Adelaide at www.epicentre.tv
2014 Darts Finals to be Live Streamed
Darts Australia are excited to announce that the stage finals of the National Male and Female Singles titles of the National Darts Championships will be streamed live via EpicentreTV.
With the 2014 National Championships just over a month away a total of ten stage finals will be available for live viewing.
The 2014 National Darts Championships will be held at LeFevre Community Centre in Adelaide from July 24 with the best 128 players from around the country vying to secure a place on stage on July 31, competition is sure to be fast, exciting and nerve-racking as these masters of tungsten take aim.
In conjunction with EpicentreTV and Castle Media, D.A. are delighted to provide the worldwide darting community the opportunity to view this exciting and entertaining event live on July 31.
The competitors will feature the 2013 National Singles Champions Eddy Sims (VIC) & Natalie Carter (WA) as well as members of the reigning Asia/Pacific Gold Medallists Team Champions and a number of World Ranked and International Players.
World Cup and renowned International Referee, MC and Commentator “Little” Richard Ashdown from the UK will be providing an international flavour to this magical event.
Coverage will commence at 10.am, for full schedule details and to follow the action and be a part of this groundbreaking event go to www.epicentre.tv
Newcastle Diggers Junior Darts Club with their new shirts. With the DA logo. They are competing in the NSW Junior Foyra at the Gallipolli Club.
Darts Australia is delighted to announce that Fox Sports will be broadcasting the action from the Australian National Singles Championships finals.
Further broadcast announcements are expected in the coming months.
Stay tuned for program schedules.
Catch the action live at epicentre.tv on July 31st
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Dear Darts Australia members,
We hope your dart season is going well and you are enjoying the record coverage of darts on Foxtel of late with plenty more to come!
2013 has been busy time for us over here at Puma Darts in Katikati, NZ. The latest Puma Darts collection was released in February . There is also plenty happening across all steel and soft tip dart markets for us. Puma Darts are excited to be working with new dart finishing technology and accessory innovations and look forward to bringing these to you, we welcome your valuable feedback along the way!
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As part of our grass roots support of youth darts throughout the world including Australia, Canada, NZ and Hong Kong to date, Puma Darts have formed Puma Darts Young Guns Australia which feature a selection of the countries top youth darters including Tyson Hoefel, Jackson Wilson-Young, Jamie Rundle, Robbie King, Guy Holland, Tori Kewish, Brittany Fordham and Sarah Langley. We wish these youth players all the best at the upcoming events on the Darts Australia calendar.
We also wish you all the best for your upcoming events including the Australian Darts Championships in Canberra on July 28-Aug 3 so all the best for your preparation for this special event and its a great time to be fine tuning your dart set-up in advance and allowing Puma Darts and our vast selection of dart equipment to help you with this where possible.
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Darts Australia Grand Prix Points Structure
Following a review of the points structure for the Darts Australia Grand Prix events, the Points structure will be amended as per the table below:
1st Place: 20pts
2nd Place: 18pts
3-4th Place: 16pts
5-8th Place: 14pts
9-16th Place: 12pts
17-32 Place: 6pts
The D.A. Grand Prix commences on September 8th with the New South Wales Master at Mount Pritchard and will include 10 Tournaments in the upcoming Grand Prix season that concludes with the World Ranked Pacific Masters in South Australia in July 2014.
Alice Springs Masters Games on 11-18 October 2014 features 33 sports including Darts. The Alice Springs Masters Games was the first Games of its kind in Australia, with the inaugural event held in 1986. Held every 2 years, the Games offer athletes 25 years and older the chance to experience Australian sports in the red heartland. Age limit, Games and Sport fees vary for each Sport. For Darts, the age limit is 35 years, the Games fee is $70 and Darts fee is $35. Click here for more details on Darts at the Games:
Registrations are now open, and all Members are encouraged to register their teams and clubs today. Maximum entrants 25 teams. Competition includes: Blind Drawn Mystery Doubles, 301 Double In/Double Out Drawn Doubles, Drawn Doubles Men, Drawn Doubles Ladies, Teams Event, Singles Ladies and Singles Mens. The competitions are played on set days starting from Saturday 11 October and ending Saturday 18 October. You can view the Darts schedule here: http://www.alicespringsmastersgames.com.au/sports/darts/
In 2002 Tony David became the first Australian player to win a World Professional Darts Championship.
Tony David became the first Australian to win the Embassy World title with a 6-4 victory over Mervyn King and to this day Tony is our only Men's World Singles Champion [Embassy/Lakeside]
To reach the Final Tony beat England's Martin Adams
[ M Adams (Eng) 4-5 (2-4 on a tie-break) T David (Aus)] in a tie-break in the Semi-Final for a place in the Embassy World Darts final against Mervyn King.
In 1997 Graham Hunt became the first and still the only Australian to win the Men's Singles at Winmau.
Graham played Ronnie Baxter in the Final and won the event 3-2 finishing the match with a 33 per dart average.
Darts Australia is committed to the principles of Pure Performance in sport (Anti-Doping), Darts Australia condemns doping in sport at all levels.
Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. The essence of sport at all levels in Australia upholds the principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety.
Darts Australia seeks to protect athlete's rights to participate and compete in a doping free sport and promote health, fairness and equality for athletes worldwide.
Darts Australia also seeks to ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at all levels in regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping within sport.
Darts Australia's Anti-Doping policy (2009) is currently under review and new
Anti-Doping Section has been added to the Darts Australia website to provide information to all stakeholders.
Please be aware that ASDMAC (Australian Sports Medical Advisory Committee) is the only body that can grant approval to athletes who are ligitamitely utilising a prohibitive substance for therapeutic purposes.
Athletes should also be aware that Therapeutic Use Exemption forms (TUE'S) must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the commencement of a tournament or immediately before taking a prohibited substance.
Athletes should also be aware that is their sole responsibility to ensure that applications are submitted directly to ASDMAC.
The Selectors for 2014 are as follows:
Chairman of Selectors Rodney Bessell
Selectors as selected at the AGM 2013 for a 2 year period