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Archived Dart News & Information Toronto Match Play Darts Event - Finals Results

Added: Sept. 27, 2011 Match Play Darts
Congratulations to Ritchell Penaloosa on winning the first ever Toronto Darts Match Play event. Ritchell won in a hotly contest match 11-8 over local darter Mark Almeroth.

Ritchell outlasted 20 players in the 4 week playdown series, and displayed some terrific darts in the finals to take the first ever title.

You can read more here

The Winner received $250 with 2nd place receiving $125.

We have our new King and Queen of the Hill

After 7 qualifiers and 3 associated events, we are pleased to introduce our new King and Queen of the Hill:

Incidentally, both winners have some level of sponsorship from Cosmo Darts, makers of the Fit Flight system.

Vote in Our Poll - What Do You Think of John Part Signing with Cosmo Darts?

Added: Mar 4, 2011
Vote in our poll and tell us what you think about John Part signing with Cosmo Darts. Do you think it's Positive, Neutral or Bad for darts? So far we're running:

69% Positive
21% Neutral
8% Negative
Vote in our Poll     

Congrats to the New King of the Hill Cricket (#3) Jesse Davis

Added: Jan 16, 2011
I think Saturday's Cricket action was some of the best I have ever seen. Apart from the fact the Final 8 was populated by 6 Durham players (there are some great shots out there), this was an extremely tough field that left more than one veteran player shaking their heads - win or lose.

Kudos to Jeff Smith (above left) on the day. Although he didn't win, he looked like the man to beat going into the Round of 16, seemingly hitting counts of 5 and 7 at will.

In the end it was Durham's Jesse Davis taking top spot and the right to now call himself Cricket King of the Hill. Congrats Jesse. All of a sudden you're on the radar!

Newfoundland Darter Throws a Perfect Game

Congrats to Newfoundland darter Bill St.Croix on hitting the Ultimate in the sport - a 9-dart 501.

The long-time local player and 2009 Team Newfoundland and Labrador player accomplished this feat in regular Premier league play last week just outside St. John's Newfoundland.

Having taken up the game seriously 3 years ago, we encourage Bill to carry on and see just how far his talent takes him. Read more at »»» Hosts "The Most Dangerous Dart League in the World"

Added: Nov 5, 2010
When you're in the U.S. navy and you're deployed thousands of miles away from home on board one of the world's most sophisticated and powerful war machines ever built, what do you do in your spare time? Play darts, of course. is proud to announce the USS Abraham Lincoln Dart League is now using our Advanced stats. The ship is a Nimitz Class Supercarrier, that holds nearly 5,600 personnel and is actively on task somewhere in the Persian Gulf.
We wish them a safe passage and many hours of enjoyment playing darts on the high seas.Read more at »»»

Dart Cards - The Card Game You Play With Darts

Added: Oct 21, 2010

We've updated the Dart Cards website and would like your input. If you have created a new game with Dart Cards, or you'd like to tell us how Dart Cards has helped improve your game or that of others, share it with us. We'd like to hear about it. We'll post them here and the website. We'll give some small prizes for the best responses.

Check out the new Dart Cards website »»»

More Local League Stats Hosted by

Added: Oct 17, 2010

We've been adding dozens of new leagues across North America to the little League Admin program that grew - To see if you local league is using what has been called the World's Best League Admin System just take a look in the right column to see the link to your local league. If your league isn't there, ask your leagues admins why. We have sponsors who are making the Basic version FREE. In fact, we have tripled the number of players getting their stats from this great system.

Click for a Full Canadian League List »»»

New HD Tournament Videos from KOTH Elite 1 - John Part vs. Dan Olson

Added: Sept. 29, 2010

This is footage from the finals of our summer classic King of the Hill Elite 1 held in August. The day saw some great darts with Dan Olson and John Part squaring off in the final. Best watched by double-clicking on the image and choosing full screen in 720p

PDC - London, Ontario, Report - 2010

Added: August 29, 2010
PDC London Ontario 2010 Report Sunday

Colin "Jaws" Lloyd wins the Sunday PDC London event, the Canadian Masters Players Championship, denying Saturday's winner Jamie Caven back-to-back victories. Opening his day by narrowly missing a 9-darter, "Jaws" served notice he was a serious contender on the day. Facing the previous day's winner Jamie Caven in the final, Lloyd's strong play continued and he breezed to an easy 6-1 victory.


Congrats to Jamie Caven on his winning his 3rd PDC Pro Tour Title in London, Ontario Saturday at the PDC Canadian Championship in a 6-4 victory over Michael van Gerwen.
With more PDC pros attending this year's event than previous years, it wasn't long before the entire Canadian contingent was eliminated from the running as both John Part and Bob Sinnaeve were bested in their Round of 32 match ups.

Southern Ontario darters John Morrison and Dave Watson both fell to Caven in the early rounds, while van Gerwen took out Paul Addison in the Round of 64 on their way to meeting in the final.

Sunday will also see some terrific dart action as the second major event - the Canadian Masters Players Championship - goes live around noon. Dennis Priestly, who won the Australian Open Players Championship last week, is the current 2-time winner of this event.

Read the article and see the match ups on the PDC site »»»

Join Our Facebook Groups and Pages

We've been busy lately creating a Facebook presence to bring more information to dart players across Ontario. We've created a few Facebook groups and pages we thought you might like to know about. If you're reading this article, at the very least you should join the page.

Note: You will need a Facebook account to join. page  |  Main news and info. about Southern Ontario Darts
The Big Push For Darts in Canada  |  Join and let's get more people out playing darts!
Ontario Dart Tournaments  |  Weekly notifications about tournaments in and around Ontario
Ontario Dart Leagues  |  Information about where to play organized darts in Ontario

Our Group "The Big Push For Darts in Canada" Makes Facebook History!

Updated: June 3, 2010
Let's improve darts in Canada

Less than a month ago we started a Facebook group we thought would be a small effort to help grow darts in this country and called it "The Big Push For Darts in Canada". As of the beginning of June the group had 1,290 members, making it the largest Canadian Dart Group in Facebook history! We thank all those who joined the movement and for all their efforts at spreading the word. As you can see from the graphic, we've chosen a website for the movement, but it's not up yet, and probably won't be until early July.

Join the Group too and Help Promote This Great Sport

Local Player Keon Nielsen Hits a Perfect 301 Game

Updated: May 30, 2010
Keon Nielsen

Congratulations to Keon Nielsen for hitting his first competitive perfect game of 301 DIDO (Double-In Double-Out) May 29th, 2010 at our ABC Tournament at Big Ronnie's.

Having just started throwing darts a few years ago, Keon plays several times a week and is now a fixture at many local Toronto tournaments. He plays mainly in the Quean Street Dart League and Inter City Dart Leagues in Toronto.

For those of you wondering about the breakdown: D20, T20, T20 in the first 3, then T20, T19, D12 for the close.

Congratulations to Chris Scutt - #1 in Ranked Men's Player in Canada!

Updated: May 3, 2010
Chris Scutt at King of the Hill 3

Congratulations are in order for Ontario's own Chris Scutt on achieving top spot in the 2009-2010 NDFC national player rankings.

The ranking, which came out this past week, is based on his achievement in a number of NDFC ranked events held across the country, including our very own Provincial Championship hosted by Darts Ontario.

For those of you familiar with the ranking system, you know what an accomplishment this is, especially with so many great players around. Other King of the Hill attendees who made the top 20:

  1. Canadian Champion Terry Hayhurst at #10
  2. 2-time KOTH winner Bernie Miller at #12
  3. KOTH Cricket 1 Winner Andre Carman at #18
Chris is pictured above at the King of the Hill 3 in December 2009.

For the ladies ranking, reigning Queen of the hill Kim Whaley-Hilts was #2 in the country with former Queen of the Hill Debralee Roberts at #24. Local Toronto dart players Zoe Reid placed at #30, and Joanne Alves at #46. Congratulations to all, and here's to hopes at a another successful year ahead..

Click to go to the NDFC Ranking page

Southern Ontario Golfer Joins as Event Sponsor

Updated: Aug 4, 2010

We are pleased to announce Southern Ontario Golfer has become a sponsor of Toronto Darts events. Southern Ontario Golfer is a member-based site providing golf deals and discounts (including 2 for 1 vouchers) to courses in Southern Ontario.
As we know many dart players are also golf enthusiasts, we feel this is a great service that our visitors should be made aware of. Membership in Southern Ontario Golfer is free.

Click to visit Southern Ontario Golfer

Brampton Blind Draw - New Location

Updated: July 8, 2010, 2010

With the closure of The Place in Brampton several months ago, the Saturday Brampton Blind Draw has a new home at Jack's Backyard at 30-A Kennedy Rd. S. (Kennedy and Queen St. E.) Ph. 905-456-7647.

Click To Visit Our Blind Draw Page

Sat., June 26 - 1st Annual One Girl Can Make A Difference Event

One Girl Can Make A Difference

A shout out goes to Chelsea Olar for her great efforts to raise money for the SickKids Foundation with her One Girl Can Make A Difference dart shoot at the end of June. Chelsea and friends raised over $600 for the event. helped out with donations of a set of Harrows darts and 2 decks of Dart Cards for prizes. We'll keep you posted of her next event, tentatively planned for this fall.

Chelsea Olar (C in Blue), and the rest of the Gang.

Canada's First Tournament Videos in High Def!

At we've been working hard on innovation and doing what's never been done before. Apart from getting more people out to play and bringing new people into the sport of darts, we're giving veteran players what they've asked us for - More tournaments and footage of tournaments online. We're happy to announce that we've uploaded Canada's first HD videos of major dart tournaments to YouTube - The King of the Hill series. To make it convenient for you to find, we've added it to our video page where we will be providing video footage from all major tournaments we run in the future.

Click to view the videos

John Part Takes Another Title

Updated: July, 2010

Congratulations to John Part for winning the North American Darts Championship in Las Vegas.

Click to read more

New Sunday Blind Draw in Toronto

Big Ronnie's at 1162 Danforth Ave (4 Doors West of Greenwood Ave.) is now hosting a weekly Blind Draw on Sunday afternoons. Registration closes strictly at 1PM, so be sure to get there early. This location is easy to get to by subway and there is paid street parking in front on Danforth Ave. Also, this venue is owned by a along-time dart player who is making good on his promise to "Do darts up right" since taking over in early January. Give it a shot and let us know what you think

Click here to see the flyer»»»

The Big Push For Darts in Canada

Updated: May 7, 2010
Let's improve darts in Canada

We've just started a new Facebook page called: The Big Push For Darts in Canada.

If you have a Facebook page we would like you to join. Our goal is to get 5,000 folks to join so we can create a lobby group to improve darts in this country. Apart from having darts declared a spot, something the NDFC has been behind for a couple of years now, let's get more people out playing.

This is an important subject for every dart player in this country. With venues closing down and fewer and fewer dart players in the big cities, we're going to have to make an effort to keep this sport alive and grow it.

So let's start the discussion at the grassroots and start by getting enough players who care about the sport to show their hands and join this group.

Click to join the Facebook group

Mega Draw DartMaster 3 Winner

Updated: April 21, 2010
Ross Satterley won a free DartMaster 3 from and Technology Plus

Congratulations to Ross Satterley of Toronto on winning a free DartMaster 3 in our Mega Draw. We finally were able to catch up to Ross and take a pic. of him and his new toy. By the way, this is probably the World's best dart prize you can win without ever throwing a dart! is Now on YouTube - And in High Def!

Updated: April 14, 2010

We are pleased to announce that we have kicked off our YouTube presence by uploading footage from the semi-finals of our recent King of the Hill Cricket event in March. The clips shown are raw footage from the semi-finals match between Adam Bernard and John Part. To our knowledge this is the first time any Ontario (or even Canadian) tournament has been filmed for fans to enjoy - and in High Definition. We'll be adding more over the next weeks, and hope you enjoy. You can watch the clips by clicking play below, or by going to YouTube and searching for "". The clips are best viewed in full screen and in High Def.

Go to YouTube »»»

Perfect 9-Dart Game Thrown at the Quebec Provincials!

Updated: April 12, 2010

We just got word from Francois Tremblay, a provincially-ranked player in Quebec, that he has just thrown a 9-darter in the Quebec Provincials this past weekend. This is a rare feat in not just for Canada but anywhere in the world of darts. Francois threw 180-180-141 for his first perfect game in the preliminary rounds. For those of you wondering how the final 3 darts were thrown: T20, T19, D12. Click on the link below to see a photo of the Chicoutimi native. (Note: The link is to a French-language website).

Click for more info»»»

We have a New King of the Hill Cricket - John Part

Updated: March 27, 2010 John Part new King of the Hill darts

Congratulations to 3-time World Champion John Part for winning the 2nd King of the Hill Cricket event. John threw steady darts throughout the day, turning back a couple challenges, notably one by Adam Bernard in the semi-finals before overcoming Brampton's Gary Robinson in the final 4 legs to 2. Thanks to John and all others who came to play darts on the day, and a special thanks to Roberta for announcing the matches and keeping things moving.

We'll put up a more complete write-up in the next few days.

Learn How to Throw Darts

Updated: January 28, 2010

Great Resource for New Players - The Bobby George Master Class on Darts. Bobby deals with board measurements, stance, throwing technique, and a few hints on how to improve your game.

Check out Part 1 here »»»

Bill Laimbeer - 4-Time NBA All-Star Visits a Toronto Darts Singles Shoot !

Updated: January 14, 2010

When you advertise on the web that you're running a singles shoot and invite people to drop in, you just never know who might show up.

We had a visit recently from 4-time NBA All-Star and current Minnesota Timberwolves coach Bill Laimbeer.

We were surprised to find one of the original "Bad Boys" of basketball has a soft spot for darts, and likes to find a good game while on the road.

Here he is posing with one of our Monday players, Alan Tremaine, at the Ferret & Firkin.

Read Bill's NBA Bio »»»