Monthly Archives: August 2006

Player Profile: Adele Nutter

Friday, August 18, 2006 11:19 PM

Name: Adele Nutter
Age : 69
Marital status: Single
City : Philadelphia
Occupation: Retired

Tell us about the beginning of your interest in darts. Watching others play.

Why shouldn’t I?

In which league(s) do you play?

WOPASL

Which other family members play?

None

How far from home do you play?

3 miles.

How many days per week do you engage in darts?

One

What kind of darts do you use?

21 g Hammerheads

What is the most annoying antic you see from other dart players?

Telling the shooter the out shots and what to shoot for.

Tell us about conflicts darts created in home or work life? I once lost my job because of darts.

What goals in darts do you have?

Right now, I just play for the enjoyment of it.

What has been your best moment in darts?

When I won the women’s national championship at the USDA tournament in NYC.

What’s your advice to a newbie dart player?

Keep a good focus, love what you are doing, be a good sportsman and remember etiquette.

What would make your league better and more fun?

Determination in commitment, respect for one’s opponent, keeping the atmosphere light, just have fun.

What does the sport need to help it grow and improve its image?

Being in best appearance, curb language (especially men). Know it’s ok to have a drink, but also know it’s ok to know when to stop.

How far would you travel to see national championship playoffs?

It depends upon who’s playing and where the event is being held.

Which game would interest you most in a national championship: ( )301, ( )501, (X )Cricket

Should a national championship be best of ( )3, ( )5, (X ) 7, ( ) 11

Player Profile: Anne Kramer

Monday, August 13, 2006 3:49 PM

Name: Anne Kramer
Age: 41
Marital Status: Married
City: Laguna Niguel, CA
Occupation: Dental Insurance Quality Management

Tell us about the beginning of your interest in darts.

One of my 6 brothers joined a league and I became his practice guinea pig. After that, all the other brothers and friends joined in and it became a nightly ritual. Three years later, I met JK and the rest is history.

In which league(s) do you play?

I am not able to play in any leagues due to the driving distance.

Which other family members play?

Hubby, of course, and sometimes our daughter and her fiancé.

How far from home do you play?

When we do go out locally, it is about a 40 mile drive on the freeway. We travel to tournaments when we can in CA, AZ, and NV….anything further gets too expensive for us in cost vs. payouts.

How many days per week do you play or engage in darts?

Practice everyday…or at least try to. We do not get out much to play.

What kind of darts do you use: weight/ brand?

For 20 years I used hubby’s signature Hammerheads, however, this year we came across the Unicorn Barry Twomlows and while he has a custom set from Unicorn based on the Golden Twomlows, mine are the regular tungsten ones….I love the grip. 24g for me.

What is the most annoying antic you see from other dart players?

I despise any male player that thinks he is above whoever he may get drawn with in an LOD and most especially if the partner drawn is a lady. My opinion is if you aren’t Phil Taylor, then you have no reason to complain….even though I think Phil would have too much class to complain.

Who are/is your favorite player(s) ?

Okay, if I do not say John Kramer, I would be in big, big trouble!
And without a doubt, from personal experience, the late great Nicky Virachkul. That Paul Lim fellow is a pretty awesome gent too.

Tell us about conflicts darts create in home or work life?

Blasphemy! On the contrary, work creates a problem in the dart life.

What goals in darts do you have?

Honestly, I just like to play and am happy with whatever I achieve. Its tough living with someone who has had the success JK has had. Kinda hard to top that, so why bother.

What has been your best moment in darts?

Probably during the short time JK and I were separated. I moved to another state and was playing 7 days a week. By mid-year I was in the top 10 for the national rankings and it really opened JK’s eyes that I really could play this darn game.

What’s your advice to a newbie dart player?

Never let the success of anyone else demean your achievements, always remember that we all started somewhere and did not magically become great overnight. So do not expect to become great overnight either!

What would make your league better and more fun?

More participation and people that cared enough to devote the effort required for success.

What does the sport need to help it grow/ improve its image?

It needs a “for profit” organization in order for the players to become “for profit” players. Without the mindset for big money and marketing, the game will eventually stagnate and not go any further than it has. Actually, I think it has stagnated.

How far would you travel to see national championship playoffs?

However far it would take for me to play in it.

Which game would interest you most in a national championship?

( )301 (x)501 ( )Cricket ( ) Other ( ) Combination

Should a national championship be best of?

( )3 ( )5 ( ) 7 (x) 11

Player Profile: Arnold “Dutch” Vorstenbosch

Friday, August 10, 2006 5:12 PM

Name: Arnold “Dutch” Vorstenbosch
Age: 39
Marital status: Married
City: Philadelphia
Occupation: Unemployed ATM

Tell us about the beginning of your interest in darts.

Just started out with a friend for fun.

In which league(s) do you play?

QCDL Div. 8

Which other family members play?

wife (Same league and WOPSAL)

How far from home do you play?

As much money can afford it.

How many days per week do you engage in darts?

2 nights a week.

What kind of darts do you use?

24 grams, Viking (Andy Fordham)

What is the most annoying antic you see from other dart players?

Lack of able to count, unsportsmanship.

Tell us about conflicts darts create in home or work life?

Not.

What goals in darts do you have?

To become World Champion (a guys gotta dream).

What has been your best moment in darts?

To win from Steve Beaton in 3 straight legs at the UK open 1995 and won three times from former WC Raymond van Barneveld.

What’s your advice to a newbie dart player?

Keep the fun into the game, be serious in the game and be a sport when you loose.

What would make your league better and more fun?

Better, players more dedicated and serious. Fun, more sportsmanship and RESPECT.

What does the sport need to help it grow/ improve its image?

Try to get rid of the bargame image.

How far would you travel to see national championship playoffs?


As far as it gets.

Which game would interest you most in a national championship?


501.

A national championship be best of?

Best of 5 sets best of 5 legs for the Finals.