Watching darts at Christmas

The holidays are quickly approaching and all around the world boys and girls are hoping that Santa is going to leave them a set of Phil Taylor Phase 5 darts. Well, that’s unlikely. Kids nowadays are only interested in their Ataris and ColecoVisions, or some such nonsense. It’s not like in my day, when all we had was mud to play with, not that it mattered. I was too busy working down in the coal mine once I was 6 years old. Not like today’s kids, with their long hair and relaxed attitudes. And another thing… (Editor’s note: Stuart banged his head this morning, and has been rambling incoherently since then. We’ll make him a cup of tea and that should sort him out.)

Yes, Christmas. A time of peace and goodwill to all mankind, as well as countless trips to see family members, overeating, and binge drinking. If you are fortunate enough, you might be able to get a game of arrows in there somewhere, but chances are you will be too stuffed from another turkey dinner to even move. Don’t despair, though. There is plenty of top quality armchair darts on over Christmas that might stave off that turkey-induced coma. It’s time for the World Darts Championships—both of them.

Starting on the 18th of December, and running through to the 3rd of January, is the PDC World Darts Championship. Phil Taylor will be defending his title, and if he does, it will be the 13th time he has won this event since it started in 1994. This has quickly become the biggest event in the darting calendar with over £1,000,000 in prize money available. You can see the full schedule here.

The BDO World Darts Championship has been going since 1978, and is the granddaddy of all darting tournaments. These days, the BDO has plenty of knockers, but this event will not disappoint. The BDO World Darts Championship is on from the 2nd to the 10th of January, and it’s held at the wonderful Lakeside Country Club. Defending the men’s title will be Ted Hankey, and the women’s title will be defended by Francis Hoenselaar. You can learn more about this fantastic event here.

Merry Christmas to you all, and we’ll see you in the New Year! Enjoy your darts!

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