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On a challenge, he bicycled 2,000 miles from Dublin to Moscow. He rode a dug-out canoe down Botswana’s hippo-infested Bora River. He whitewater rafted Zimbabwe’s mighty Zambezi River. He tracked endangered mountain gorillas deep into Uganda’s Impenetrable Forest. He ventured 500 miles up the Congo River in search of elephant poachers, and found them!

But what defines this adventure traveler, and earned him his nickname, is his absolute commitment to the sport of darts. When he isn’t engrossed in league competition or tournament play, he travels the world in search of the elusive Holy Grail – the perfect game in the perfect darts-dive. And, of course, the perfect beer. In a phrase, Dartoid does darts. And he’s done it everywhere.

On six of seven continents, Dartoid’s gone toe-to-toe and mug-to-mug with some of the best shooters, and best drinkers, on the planet. From Beijing to Toronto, Tokyo to Johannesburg, Bangkok to Rome, Dartoid’s stood at the line, often in the most unbelievable of circumstances.

The result is Dartoid’s World, a darts column which is simply – unique. This is the same (but unedited) column that, since 1995, has been featured by Bull’s Eye News, the American Darts Organization’s (ADO) Double Eagle and numerous other darts publications and websites around the globe.

Mixing humor and vignettes of local life with useful tips for darters who find themselves at the ends of the earth with nowhere to throw, Dartoid’s World is a must-read, the most widely read column about darts in the world. So grab your arrows and a beer, and start clicking away…

WHO THE HELL IS DARTOID?

DARTOID'S COLUMN

“Dartoid” is the pseudonym of Paul Seigel, a prominent chronicler of darts for over 35 years.  His columns are celebrated for their wit and insight, often detailing his quest for a game in exotic locales worldwide.  His writing offers vibrant commentary on the competitive darts landscape, including players, organizations, tournaments and the sport’s unique culture.  Dartoid’s articles are highly regarded among darts enthusiasts, solidifying his role as a pivotal figure in promoting and documenting darts as both a recreational pastime and professional sport.

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Howie Reed's Column

Astute, often controversial, and always humorous, the Old Dart Coach, Howie Reed (a former rodeo cowboy and advertising executive), is heralded as the Dean of Darts Chroniclers – the most prolific and widely followed writer ever about our sport.  He goes back decades with the legends and knows where the skeletons are buried (just ask any of the ADO and WDF old-timers!).  Here are four well-known facts about the Old Dart Coach: 1) he is a Republican, 2) he loves the ladies, 3) he can drink most anybody under the table, and 4) he throws darts as bad as Dartoid.

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Charis Mutschler's Column

Charis Mutschler is from Marbach, near Stuttgart, Germany.  Her husband introduced her to the sport by bringing a dartboard into their marriage (or was it to their wedding?), turning her from a librarian by day into a darts fanatic by night.  Charis has been writing about the sport for years and is a regular at most PDC majors, from which she provides reports and conducts player interviews.  She is bilingual and cultured, with a love for literature, dance, music, cats, and the conservation movement. Charis’ writings about darts and its players often transcend the typical, showcasing her class and distinction, unlike Dartoid and the Old Dart Coach.

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Column #472 ADO Publishes Board Meeting Minutes! (9/8/2014) by Dartoid - In keeping with President David Hascup's commitment to fix the American Darts Organization (ADO) and Communication Officer Steve Brown's promise to improve communications, the Minutes of the most recent Board of Director's meeting were recently posted to the ADO website.…
Column #HR152 “A lavare a capu e ru ciucciu, ci perdi a l’isia!” (11/6/2015) by Howie Reed - The American Darts Organization team has just finished playing in the World Dart Federation World Cup in Turkey...
Column #487 Fantasy Darts. It’s free. Easy to enter. Top prize is $500. (5/1/2015) by Dartoid - There are dart players, people who think they are dart players, and people - whatever their niche - who in their unique and powerful way have brought the sport to the masses. Promoters. When one contemplates the most influential promoters…
Column #519 Darts in Bali (8/1/2016) by Dartoid - I'm not sure what people expect to find when heading to the Indonesian island of Bali. All I was looking for was the darts...
Column #339 Sky Sports darts walk-on girl – Nicola Elisa Moriarty (12/7/2008) by Dartoid - The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Championship begins this weekend at Alexandra Palace so it’s time to get to know the players or, in the case of Dartoid’s World, to get to know the one person the players would most…
Column #464 America NEEDS a National Darts Regulation Authority (6/2/2014) by Dartoid - Recently there have been some incidents on the American darts circuit and in Facebook darts discussion groups that underscore the need for some sort of serious process - an overarching regulatory authority - to be established to set out standards…
Column #533 “I collect friends” – Stacy Bromberg (1956 – 2017) (2/24/2017) by Dartoid - Today at King David Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with a couple hundred others from as far away as England and Japan, I said good-bye to one of my best friends ever. Stacy Bromberg was just 60 years old.…
Column #457 Valentines are Fucked (an inappropriate guest column by Jerry Matserson, age 8, that has nothing to do with darts) (1/31/2014) by Dartoid - Valentines are fucked! And while this sentence may be similar in theme to my previous column, “Kissing Girls is Fucked!” – they are both non-debatable points. I will now relate a story...
Column #466 You Might be a Darts Addict if… (8/1/2014) by Dartoid - Okay... You might be a redneck if you think a family reunion is a good place to pick up girls. You might be Jewish if your greatest athletic achievement was in debate. If you own a $3,000 machine gun and…
Column #287 Hey Dummy! We’re Talkin’ about a Darts Light! (3/1/2007) by Dartoid - I realize this may be a bit incircumspect but, what the hell – this is frickin’ Dartoid’s World, so I’m gonna just put it out there. Had Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan been Jewish and Austin, Texas’ inventor Scott Harrison been…
Column #470 Climbing Mt. Fiji (9/1/2014) by Dartoid - If you follow darts (if you don't but do follow Dartoid's World then you've been caught red-handed ogling Double Out girls) you've probably heard of Stacy Bromberg. She’s been US #1 for 39 of the past 16 years, has raised…
Column #465 Can the American Darts Organization be Saved? (7/1/2014) by Dartoid - The more I shake the bushes to coax out information - long kept secrets - about the American Darts Organization's (ADO) financial situation and related matters, the more shocked I am at what I learn - and the more concerned…
Column #535 An Open Letter to Barry Hearn – about the Philippines (4/26/2017) by Dartoid - There was exciting and disappointing news in the PDC's recent press release...
Column #501 Dartoid for ADO President (10/1/2015) by Dartoid - I am pleased to announce my candidacy for President of the American Darts Organization...
Column #318 Is Darts Sexy Enough for American Television? (6/1/2008) by Dartoid - So Bulls Eyes News’ Jay Tomlinson says to me, “I was wondering if you would consider the question above and write something up – serious but from the Dartoid perspective?” So I say back to Jay, “Are you serious about…

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