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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by kevin853, Apr 13, 2017.

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  1. kevin853

    kevin853 High-Roller

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    Not sure how popular darts is in the good ole U S of A but there is the odd player comes across the pond and gets thoroughly beaten.

    There has been previous tournaments in Vegas over the years but didn't quite hit it off I guess. The PDC (governing body) are having another crack at it and hosting a tournament at The Tropicana in July. Previous tournament was called the Desert Classic.

    Funny story. One of the top players from the UK won a slots jackpot in Vegas while over there for the Desert Classic. Unfortunately he couldn't collect the winnings as he was under 21 at the time. His nickname is now 'Jackpot'.

    Some great players nowadays so anyone venturing in July I really do recommend going to watch a session. Amazing players (all the top players will be there) and a right beer fest. I have been quite a load of events in the UK and would love to go in Vegas but July it is just too hot for me.

    Guessing prices will be reasonable as they are trying to make it in America.

    The walk ons are like boxers too
     
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  2. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    I love darts, but I haven't played in awhile!

    Growing up we had a dartboard painted on the large door at the end of the barn.
    One of the many good memories from my farming days!
    Lots of fun! :thumbsup:

    I'd score this thread as a bullseye!
    Thanks, @kevin853 ! :D

    RICHARD
     
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  3. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    I was in a league eons ago. Good times. I imagine we drank just a bit more than these guys, however.
     
  4. grosx2

    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

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    I used to be a decent bar player (electronic, soft tip) in college....twice closed a game of cricket in 6 rounds. Certainly could never hold my own against a real player though.

    I love watching the British championships whenever ESPN airs them. ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTYYYYY!!!!!
     
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    BlacklabberMike MIA

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  6. Hoofy7

    Hoofy7 VIP Whale

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    I'm pretty good at 301. Have quite a few 2 and 3 round outs. Heather Hat-trick! lol
     
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  7. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    My brother and his drunk buddies used to get wasted and start playing this game at a bar with a dart board that they would make up as they went along

    It went like this: Somebody throws and says "Ogle, 20 points." The next guy would throw and say "Half homer, 40 points". One of them would say Bull shit! A half homer is only worth 20 points!" The first guy would say "Blue dart is double". Second guy, "Oh, yeah, they did change that rule, didn't they."

    This would go on for hours until people watching would start cheering for triple bungees and flangees with a yellow dart for 50 points.

    You had to be there.

    @Hoofy, somehow, I knew you would be good at bar games! :beer::kiss:
     
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    Breeze147 Button Man

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    John Candy, damn we miss you, 'bro.
     
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  9. kevin853

    kevin853 High-Roller

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    'Jackpot' 9 darter tonight!
     
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  10. grosx2

    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

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    I would love to attend one of those matches someday....what a shitshow.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I like to play and watch on TV when it's on in the us, but I suck.
     
    Kicking off the Trip with Two New Hotels to Us!!!
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    I've actually came up through the youth program and have been playing since I was about 5 as my whole family played. My most memorable win was in the early rounds of a tournament in Chicago beating John Part (before he was a world champion) in the early rounds when I was 17. Another memorable match was in Montreal when I lost 4-3 to Phil Taylor. I stopped playing competitively about 15 years ago as living in Canada, it gets really expensive to travel to the number of tournaments in Canada and US to make it worth while. The popularity of soft tip also had a major impact on the prize pool of steel tip.

    I was in Vegas one year at the same time the Desert Classic was on, but just couldn't take the time out of my vacation to get over there.

    I have always wanted to attend the PDC World Championships as the fans seem so crazy. I was speaking with a friend who played in the World Championship for the first time and he said that volume is like nothing you can imagine.. it goes from pin drop silent to not being able to hear your darts hit the board.
     
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  13. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Are the Sports Books taking bets?
     
  14. Hoofy7

    Hoofy7 VIP Whale

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    Why would you think I'd be good at bar games? Lol
     
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    Darts! The Official Drinkin' Pass Time of any American Embassy Marine House. I can not begin to count the number of sunrises I saw in Vienna and Casablanca thanks to this fascinating game involving alpha-males, sharp instruments and grain alcohol. We took it marginally seriously, whereas our good British and Canadian friends took it just a wee bit more sincerely...skill wise. At one point I had all sorts of dart paraphernalia...barrel weights...flights...the ole wooden carrying cases. Then we moved back to land of the free and home of the storage unit, so eventually it all faded away. Lotta great memories...but I doubt I've thrown a dart since '96.
     
    'Cause once per annum is insufficient...
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  16. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one that remembers this movie.

    Prepare to Jive!
     
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    It's a big thing here in the UK and Europe, I used to play a lot myself until I got dartitus. I'm getting over it and playing a bit better now, my son is a very good player and plays for a local team.
     
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    garrman Low-Roller

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    I quit for playing for 5 years due to dartitis.. it's such a joke.. until you get it.. i've been back playing for 2 year and although not affected by it, it is always in the back of my mind.
     
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    LondonCalling Low-Roller

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    UK sports books offer a huge number of bets on every tournament
     
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    It is the weirdest thing to have, I tried allsorts at first and eventually gave it up for a while. It still affects me a little but nowhere near as bad as I was.
     
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