Follow the instructions below and your nominee could join our Hall of Fame;
Hayden Richardson of Margate was the latest winner of Darts World Magazine‘s legendary player of the month competition (October ’19).
For many years we have acknowledged great darts from players of all levels and in a huge variety of circumstances. Everything from amateur ‘9 darters’ through to a vital win in a local league game.
Our thanks to Winmau, who have always supported us in this venture. Every month they send a set of darts ( previously a board) to the winning player and a prize for the person who nominated them.
Our sincere congratulation to Hayden who will be added to our fast developing Hall of Fame here: http://www.dartsworld.com/category/darts-world-news/hall-of-fame/
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We are just over a week away from the latest edition of Darts World. You may have noticed we are adding more and more features and contributors every month. Here are few to look forward to ……..
- Colin Lloyd: answers ‘The Big Questions‘
Our regular interview with one of the nicest people in darts.
Who does Lloydy think has the best throw?
Who would he rather be?
John Fowler: Life on ‘The Open Road‘
Our newly adopted BDO Official gives his inside view.
- Choose Your Weapons: Target Swiss Point.
We look at the latest point system and the Swiss Point 03 model.
- Patrick Chaplin: Gives ‘The Last Word‘ every month. November finishes with Patrick’s thoughts on everything from Olly Croft to Shayne Burgess!
- JR Lott: Introduces us to his ‘Unsung Heroes‘
Player of the Month – Win a Winmau Prize, Guess Who? – Win a Set of Red Dragon Darts
In addition, there will be; Towe The Line, Top 5 Value Darts, County Lines, and much more………
Our next edition will be available on November 1st, to buy or to subscribe go here:http://www.dartsworld.com/product/magazine/
Whilst catching up with the gossip in the Darts World office the other day, I came across the draft copy of a player interview for an upcoming Darts World (Print Edition). The piece will feature Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd.
I couldn’t resist a sneak peek at the interview and found it engaging, interesting and refreshingly honest. This should have been no surprise as it’s an accurate reflection of the Colin I have met regularly over the years. He is the same in good times and bad.
However, at the same time, it occurred to me that ‘Lloydy’ seems to get scant wider attention. Whereas some past players, with less of an achievement record, are lauded with praise, and media attention, Colin seems to be skated over when mentioned at all. This is very unfair. Jaws achieved a huge amount and has always been a superb ambassador for the game. ( OK except for the incident against Andre Welge)
Colin Lloyd spent his entire elite career in the PDC. Starting in 1999 he spent almost twenty years in the top echelon of the game. Along the way, he claimed more than a dozen Pro Tour level floor titles. Indeed his floor performance was so strong that he rose to be World number one. The PDC system was then made up from points claimed from all events. With ‘The Power’ playing less, as time went on, ‘Jaws’ kept accumulating points until he sat on top of the pile. To this day PDC number ones make up a very select club. It is also forgotten that Colin’s entire career was played under the arc of Taylor completly rewriting the sport.
Next on Lloyd’s achievement list is that of multiple major winner! It is not easy to claim a PDC major, claiming more than one is seriously tough. In some ways, Colin’s two majors are the most contrasting you can win. The World Matchplay is a long-format, leg play, an elite seeded true test of matchplay. Winners of the World Matchplay can still be counted on two hands (winners of more than one title on less than one hand) and again that list features Colin Lloyd (2005). The opposite is true of the World Grand Prix, it is a shorter format, especially early on, and is a set based structure. Both are tough to win but as your two majors they stand up well.
Reflecting on these details of Colin’s career it struck me how many of them I already knew. He has also always been an accessible, open and entertaining person. ‘Jaws’ is popular in exhibitions and corporate events and is an ambassador for Red Dragon after many successful years with both Target and Unicorn.
Sadly, the underestimation of Colin Lloyd extends from other players all the way through the media and sadly to many fans as well. It would be nice to see this being put right.
I find I am very much looking forward to reading the finished article in the magazine.
This feature originally appeared in the print edition of Darts World magazine. It features analysis by sighting and alignment coach Steve Feeney.
Our Player of the Month Award is a chance for any player to get their name in ‘The History Books’and claim a superb set of Winmau ‘Pro-Line’ darts. Each month we receive a large number of nominations from members of teams, owners of venues, and darts fans.
Whether it’s a local player who has a great day or a well-known star playing in their off-stage qualifier everyone has a chance for a mention and a darts related prize. A new name is added to the Hall of Fame every month. Look for the latest entrant in your monthly print/digital copy!
APRIL – Justin Lews
MARCH – Emily Carroll
FEBRUARY – LUCY WILSON – SWANSEA
JANUARY – ASHLEIGH TURNER – SUSSEX
DECEMBER – STANLEY O’QUINN – BISHOP’S STORTFORD
NOVEMBER – HAYDEN RICHARDSON – Margate
OCTOBER – TOMMY DAVIES
SEPTEMBER – GERAINT NEWMAN
AUGUST – ABIGAIL THWAITE – BRENTWOOD
JULY – TAVIS DUDENEY – SUSSEX
JUNE – BARRY JONES – RHONDDA
MAY – JONATHAN SHARP – NORWICH
APRIL – COLIN FRANCIS – ISLE OF WIGHT
MARCH – STEVE JENKINS
FEBRUARY – RODNEY MAGOWAN
JANUARY – DENNIS BRYANT
DECEMBER – CARL WILSON
NOVEMBER – KEITH ALLMAN
OCTOBER – RYAN PALMER
SEPTEMBER – JOBY BOOTH
AUGUST – PHIL HALLS
JULY – JOHN DAVEY
JUNE – WAYNE DAVIES
MAY – MARK GRIMES
APRIL – WAYNE WARREN
MARCH – REECE ROBINSON
FEBRUARY – IVAN BELL
JANUARY – TYLER REYNOLDS
December – John Mann (10 Darter)
November – Tony Littleton (9 Darter)
October – Colin Radcliffe, Alun Pritchard & John Buckingham (12 Darters)
Gossip mongers had an unexpected boon last week. During a product launch, for his latest Target model, it was suggested that a return to mainstream darts was on the cards for a certain Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor.
This months Darts World magazine looks exclusively into the likelihood of such a return;
The page 4 article and main feature begins like this
….recent reports surround a Phillip Douglas Taylor comeback in the world of darts.
The article then explores the possible motivations behind such talk;
…what is Phil Taylor up to? Keeping relevant in the modern darts world? Making his fan base aware that he is still in the background?
The anonymous author then dissects the likely options for a Power return.
Will Phil get a tour card? What format could a comeback take? Could a whole new format or division be created around ‘The Power’?
All in all its an interesting angle on an often asked question.
What conclusions are reached and is a comeback truly on the cards? These questions are explored more fully in the print article.
Grab your copy of DartsWorld here https://www.dartsworld.com/product/magazine/ and read the full article and see what you think?
The latest edition of our classic Darts World (Print Edition) is available from stores and subscription now; https://www.dartsworld.com/product/magazine/
Check out below for a brief glimpse of the highlights!
Exclusive Feature: Is The Power Serious about a Comeback?
Patrick Chaplin: This month’s Last Word, from our Dr Darts, covers his postbag, The News of The World event and some interesting words on the rules and regulations of darts.
Josh Phillips; Josh’s Top 5, Looks at some of the biggest World Series Shocks & Grand Prix Moments.
John Fowler; Mic Drop focuses on Johns life on ‘The Open Road’ and he gives thoughts on how The World Trophy and his TV debut.
Alan Towe; As always we ‘Towe The Line’ as part of our wider darts review.
Steve Brown; Leads our International News section this month, with his USA review.
County & Circuit News; 7+ pages of news, results and information from around the UK.
Competitions; Our regular, Player of the Month & Guess Who?, competitions give you the chance to win a Blade 5 Dual Core or a Great set of Winmau darts.
Reviews; Our product review this month features the fantastic book “Everybody Gets Fifteen Quid”. Marcus Stead reviews the autobiography of Shayne Burgess. Surely not a dull read?
All for £2.95, in the October print edition of Darts World, the oldest publication for everyone who loves the game.
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Congratulations to Darts World columnist, and dartsworld.com, contributor John Fowler who has been confirmed as an official for the upcoming World Trophy to be screened on Eurosport.
Speaking to John, before the official announcement, it was clear that he was delighted to be asked but waiting nervously for the official confirmation. Those who have read his MIC DROP column will know that John has gathered a huge amount of experience in darts over the last few years. His enthusiasm for the game is unbounded and he is a strong personality who can carry authority on stage.
The BDO has recruited a new team of officials following the departures of a large percentage of the previous stage team. Paul Booth will offer some experience as the highest-profile recruit.
From running his own small scale knockouts, and hosting exhibitions in local clubs, John progressed to working with most of the biggest names in darts. He has refereed County weekends and overseen many competitions. He has clocked up thousands of miles, travelling within the UK, journeyed all over Europe and the wider world to MC and host events.
It is remarkable that John will reach the top level of his chosen profession within 5 years of deciding to pursue his dream.
John will make his BDO debut at the end of this month, at The Kings Hall in Blackburn. We hope he still has time to share his experience with us at dartsworld.com.