By Ty Hughes
Digital Music Systems’ Bill Clark hosted his very first tournament on Saturday, April 13th at the China Dragon in Seattle for WWDL players.
Eight 4-person teams filled the tiny bar on Aurora Avenue, which had been transformed to accommodate six DARTSLIVE boards. Thirty-two dart players and their friends from as far away as Covington came out to the China Dragon in hopes to get their mitts on a bit of the guaranteed $1,500 cash payout. Owners Phil, Richard, and their sweet little mother were flabbergasted by the response, and did everything possible to keep up with the onslaught at the bar.
Hey everybody, surely you’ve met one of our best friends in the whole world, Yakima, Washington native Lynette Anderson, at some point in your dartings. Lynette is an amazing and charismatic woman who understands the value of good friends. She is quick to recognize the best qualities in everyone she meets.
Darts have been a huge part of Lynette’s life in Tacoma. She attends all the major dart events around town regularly. These are her friends. She’s part of the family.
At the Latitude 84 in Tacoma, they believe the way to a dart player’s heart is through his stomach. From where I was standing, I didn’t see anyone complaining when SeSe and her burly crew laid out an awesome spread of food, fit for a king. Barbequed chicken, grilled hot dogs, and more were flyin’ off the grill. It wasn’t long before they had a big cooler filled with the most grubbin’ chicken. For a good half hour, everything went quiet in the bar, except for the smacking of lips and licking of fingers.
The week leading up to Medalist State Finals last month, it was about darts at the Inn Sportsbar.
First and foremost, Michael and Cindy formally announced their new Dart Coordinator, the lovely Ms. Renee Yepez. Renee is no stranger ‘round these parts, everyone knows her well. Always sporting the grandest smile, she is the most gracious and attentive people on the planet. She will have no problem keeping things running smoothly at the Inn. Besides, she’s got help everywhere she turns. The Inn is packed full of avid local dart players any time of any day.
On August 7, 8, 9, and 10, 2013, the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas will host Medalist players from all over the country intent on proving they are the best, and deserving their share of an estimated $250,000.00 in prize money.
It all begins Wednesday morning with the 2013 Medalist National League Finals, plus four doubles events in the morning and four trios events in the evening. This is your chance, whether you’re from Covington, Kentucky, or Juno, Alaska, to find out if you have what it takes to beat the rest of the country head-to-head.
By Kristine Crawford
Now that I am feeling better about getting these matches going, I am ready to start answering some questions. I have gone through my records to create a current Cupholders list. See below.
By Brian Sullivan
“The time has come”, the walrus said, “to talk of many things…” For me, however, the time has come to retire.
I had almost never picked up a dart until a friend conned me into joining him on a team out of a little bar called Leny’s in Seattle’s University District. That first season, I think there were eight, or maybe 12 teams, shooting there. I started my career as a 2, and it didn’t change for the first year or so.
By Kristine Crawford
The long-awaited, much anticipated Limited Cup match between Pickled Onion and Cloud 9 finally played out on March 23, 2013. Each team was forced to ponder the challenge throughout league playoffs, State Finals, and various holidays before the big date.
Jeff, Tracy, Jay, and Eddie did not disappoint their supporters at the Pickled Onion as they went head-to-head with their archenemy. Their darts flew straight, and loud cheers went up for the hometown heroes.
By Kristine Crawford
Snow, sun, rain, and even hail poured down as the Waterfront Tavern’s Mixed Limited Cup team put the Inn Sportsbar in their sights on March 16, 2013.
Travelling to Lynnwood from Bellingham was Marcus, Lynn, Eric, and Danicka, ready to challenge the Inn’s Derek, Jill, Dylan, and Amanda for their Mixed Limited Cup.
Even though the weather outside couldn’t decide what to do, each team knew exactly what their mission was that day, and turned it into a real nail-biter of a match.
It was dark and raining when the doors opened on the 82 dartboards of the 2012 Medalist Fall-Winter Dart League Northwest Zone Finals Friday, March 9, 2013.
The event was held at their new home, the DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel at Sea-Tac. The hotel was wonderful venue, and their staff was great. The Medalist team spent two-plus days creating the perfect atmosphere for what lay ahead.
The Bad Monkey Bar & Grill in the Kent Valley is currently transforming into a bigger, better bar and grill. Owner Mike is always making upgrades to the Bad Monkey. By taking down the center wall, shifting the bar, moving furniture, reorganizing, and cleaning up, he’s created a giant adult playground with a fresh, bright interior to better serve his customers.