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The year in sport 2018: PDC Darts

Been cracking. Darts has, this year.  Okay the PDC World Championship final wasn’t the best we’ve seen, but the two and a bit weeks before were filled with plenty of tasty tungsten. The Ally Pally saw upsets aplenty, with the expansion of the t...

Stoke’s latest darting diamond: Ian White on Stoke, dabbing and a penchant for karaoke

As Ian White prepares for his 2019 PDC World Darts Championship entrance, he does so as Stoke’s number one player. To the untrained eye, it is an insignificant statistic – the home to the pottery industry and close to 270,000 residents. Ultimately, how...

From cones to arrows: Chris Dobey on being a late bloomer, roadworks and facing Phil Taylor

Chris Dobey had never seriously thrown a dart until eight years ago. His sport – when he had a sp...

We all love darts at Christmas

For some it’s festive football, for others it’s a Boxing Day test match, but for me, only one th...

Life as the Limestone Cowboy – Bob Anderson talks darts, javelin and Eric Bristow

“That damn horse gets more publicity than I do,” Bob Anderson chuckles. “None of it was my ide...

Talking darts: Chris Murphy on commentary, the great Sid Waddell and media coverage

There is not a sport without a recognised voice. Each and every one has its familiar noise, a distin...

A numbers game: Kirk Bevins on an obsession with numbers, life as a darts referee and conquering Countdown

To enter Apterous.org is to arrive in a different realm, a Narnia of the sharpest minds waiting beyo...

“You have to play with the hand you’re dealt with”: Jamie Caven on defeating both logic and adversity

Much of the populist appeal of darts – first, in its takeover of terrestrial television screens in...