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Erik writes " I've put together a
Trivia Competition/SEWA Scavenger Hunt! The first 5 to get all the
answers right (or the first 5 to get MOST of them right) will win a set of darts or 4 sets of flights (A minimum of 3 sets of darts will be given away but possibly more!)
Here are the rules:
1. You have 1 week to finish the contest however the 1st 5 members to
submit the correct answers will win -- so don't wait until the end of
the week! Submit as soon as you can.
2. You may submit and resubmit your answers as often as you like but
each time you resubmit your time-stamp changes. (Example: MemberX
submits today at 12:00noon then realizes he missed some and resubmits
tomorrow at 1PM. 1PM is his new time-stamp).
3. Almost all the answers can be found here on sewa-darts.com or at reddragondarts.com (there may be one or two you'll have to hunt for)...
4. Only Senior Moderators / Admins are excluded from entry (contacting them for help is disqualifying).
5. All answers must be private messaged to me via the site. Once
you've done so feel free to post in the appropriate forum to let me know
you've done so and I will respond there also.
6. If 5 members submit correct answers right away then the competition is over.
7. The site admins are the only members not eligible to participate in this competition
8. Above all, have fun and be sure to thank Red Dragon for their support of our sport!
9. If no one answers all the questions correctly, then the 5 that gets the most right (first) win.
10. Do not post the answers or where to find them in the forums.......
didn't really feel refreshed when I woke up on Sunday morning - probably an
effect of the Dublin maritime climate. The sky looked grey and the wind was
stronger. The breakfast room seemed to be even farer away then the day before
and it was quite full. Not only the Players Championships took place there - a
conference was going on as well. I decided to cancel my morning walk and
did the updates on my site till it was time for the tournament.
Charis writes "Players Championship 1 This year again I travelled to Dublin to follow the
two Players Championships and the first two days of the World Grand Prix live.
And again I stay at the City West Hotel but this year in another wing which
feels like around two km away from the breakfast room which was on Saturday
morning filled with darts players. The Huybrechts brothers breakfasted
together as did Raymond van Barneveld with his wife. Mark Dudbridge sat
together with Steve Brown, Jamie Lewis with Arron Monk only to mention a few
names. After the breakfast I first went shopping - it was sunny but very windy
Erik writes "The ‘fact’ that darts was exported
to America on board The Mayflower in 1620is probably
the most repeated piece of darts history you will ever read or
It is so simple and so succinct. Just
image the scenario. English folks who love playing darts were
persecuted for their religious beliefs, flee the country by boat to
find a new life in the New World and, quite naturally of course, take
England’s Number One pub recreation with them on board, namely
Erik writes "It's often asked by up and coming tournament players (who are faced with the ever increasing cost of travel and the limited opportunity to earn said costs back at events): how do I get a sponsor?
My main response usually centers around this theme:
Don't ask "how do I get a sponsor" but rather "how can I sell your products?". "
It was sunny again on the last day of the UK Open. The breakfast-pub was much
more crowded than the days before and Adrian Lewis had cleared off into a quiet
corner but was all the time interrupted by fans.
I took another walk -
as I had learned the day before that not only the UK Open take place here in
Horwich but that the cycle and the running route of Ironman UK for some years
already go through Horwich as well. At the round-about outside the hotel there
usually is a refreshment station. The map I found on internet was not good
enough to really identify the routes but it was a pleasant walk nevertheless.
On the first two days the UK Open had started in the evening while on the
third there was an afternoon session with the fourth round and an evening
session with the fifth round - so many hours in the Reebook lay ahead of me. A
full English breakfast was really necessary to survive the day. It looked it
was not only me having this idea because Adrian Lewis already sat in the
breakfast pub with a plate of toast in front of him waiting for sausages,
bacon, eggs and baked beans. To it he drunk some pints of orange juice and
ended his meal with a cigarette outside the pub marveled at by people walking
by. As I don't smoke I decided that instead with a cigarette I would treat
myself with a walk through the fields and meadows nearby - really a pleasure
due to the weather. Afterwards I payed the super market a short visit buying
drinks and food.
Charis writes "On the second day again the tournament started in the evening and after an
almost full English breakfast I took the train to Manchester. Usually it takes
around half an hour but on this morning due to engine trouble it took much
longer and the train was totally over heated.
Due to the problems we stood for some time at the station Castlefields and I
spied some ruins in a nearby field which I thought looked "Roman" and really - "
Once again this year I travelled to the UK Open in Bolton - better
at Horwich Parkway near Bolton. The weather was outstanding - warm, blue sky,
sunshine. I never had better weather here!
But the weather had a big disadvantage too - in the Reebok
stadium it was even warmer then usually, it was disagreeable warm and the hugh
number of spectators made it even warmer. It was crowded more crowded then the
last years I felt and it was almost impossible to really follow the matches.
Only the matches on the main stage could be seen from every where. It would
have been important to secure yourself a place in front on one of the boards
but I was too late for this and only was able to follow the Preliminary Round
matches of Bernd Roith and Maik Langendorf from row 5 or six. Both had no
problems at all and were cheered by several German fans. I fought my way
further on to watch Tomas Seyler who played not successful at all against
Jason Wilson. Beside I followed the close match between Conan Whitehead and
Roland Scholten on the main stage and saw how James Wade on one of the
neighbouring got an easy win against his first round opponent.
Erik writes "For the longest time I wanted to
compete in BIG tournaments. The Lucky Lites Strike tournaments of
the '80's were driving me to throw more and more and pushing me to
improve my game constantly. Then I moved back to Canada and there I
found a different driving force: Team BC. I worked at my game and
tried to push myself to get better all the time.
A return to the US and several years of
off-again on-again darts found me driving for competition again and a
return to tournaments (The Oregon Open in 2003 or 2004) really wet my
appetite for competitive darts. I believe my match with Wade Wilcox
(you'd probably read about it here years ago) was the catalyst. I
knew I could beat him, I just didn't and THAT is what drives me as a
competitive player: the chance to win, to beat someone I see as a