Ron “Reggie” Marks

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2006 12:25 PM

 

Name:     Ron “Reggie” Marks

 

Age :     40

 

Marital status:     Married

 

City :     I live in New Jersey but play darts in Philly.  The best place to play.

 

Occupation:     Computer Programmer

 

Tell us about the beginning of your interest in darts.     When I turned 21 and started to hang out at the corner bar (Smylie’s Tavern) I started playing with my brother and friends and just got hooked.

 

In which league(s) do you play?     I’ve been playing in the Quaker City English Dart League since September of 1987.  I’ve also played in the Olde English Dart league on and off since 1989.

 

Which other family members play?     My brother Ken and cousin Larry play darts.

 

How far from home do you play? 17 miles.

 

How many days per week do you engage in darts?    I play league 1 day a week and rarely ever practice.

 

What kind of darts do you use: weight! brand?     Not sure of the brand. 26grams with coalcracker flights.

 

What is the most annoying antic you see from other dart players? Talking/moving chalkers.

 

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

My wife pushes me out the door to play league. hmm….

 

What goals in darts do you have?     I want to win Mr. Philly.

 

What has been your best moment in darts?     Winning the Luck of the draw at the Claridge in AC in 1992.  My partner was Barry Twomlow.  It was awesome!

 

What’s your advice to a newbie dart player?     Chalk, chalk, chalk.  You can learn alot about how to play and the math practice is great.  Then practice your butt off.  AND HAVE FUN!

 

What would make your league better and more fun?  Can’t think of anything at the moment.

 

What does the sport need to help it grow and improve its image?     Darts needs a national sponsor that believes in the players.  This is an awesome sport.  I find it more interesting than watching pool or bowling on television.  I don’t see why it couldn’t make it on tv.

 

How far would you travel to see national championship playoffs?     A few hours drive.

 

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

 

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

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