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Column #409 The Diary of an Unhealthy Dart Throwing Slug. Week Seven of Nine.

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Column 409
The Diary of an Unhealthy Dart Throwing Slug. Week Seven of Nine.

March 19, 2011
Shedding more of my slug weight was easy this week. I barely ate.

Like you, I am sure, I spent much of my time following the news about the devastating events in Japan – from the 9.0 earthquake that struck and unleashed the tsunami on March 11, flattening coastal cities and killing thousands, to the unfolding crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. I have been glued to my television set.

But as a dart player and promoter the tragedy took a personal turn when I learned that several Japanese darts players were, and still are, missing. They were in Sendai for a tournament on the PERFECT Dart Tour circuit the day before shifting tectonic plates collided and unleashed their fury…

Today – March 19 – we have an opportunity to help, at least in a small way, the players and families affected by these catastrophic events. The Darts Around The World (DATW) guys, working with Rob Heckman and Tsuyoshi Yamasaki, have organized the first-ever podcast-a-thon to unite the world darts community in a single purpose: to raise funds to provide some measure of relief to our darts brethren in Japan.

They’ve put together one hell of an exciting show and have already collected several thousands of dollars in pledges. It all begins at 2:00 p.m. EST and will run late into the evening, or longer.

The call-in number is: 888-885-3349.
Or you can log in at: Darts Around The World.
Wherever you are in the world, whatever you station in darts life – professional, amateur, league organizer, promoter, manufacturer, distributer – and whatever you can afford, take a moment to check out the podcast.

And please be as generous as you possibly can.

From the Field,



  • Dartoid

    "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.