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Super Series

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20 Plus Boards

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Auckland Ladies Champ Of Champs 24 and 25 November

Monday, October 29, 2012

Renne Stacey Result From Sunday

Someone has texted me a Renne Stacey Men's Challenge result from Sunday. So hopefully it is accurate. Counties Manukau 9 versus Auckland Darts Association 5.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

NZDC Maori Tournament This weekend

Entries had to be in by 1st October. If you wish to put in a late entry contact Raewyn Heavey Ph 8184914 or e-mail

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ham and Chicken Tournaments Every Thursday Night to Christmas.

Mike Day Wins Super Series Event 9

Mike Day defeated Richard Te Whero in the final of Super Series Event 9 held at the West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui last night. Third equal were Monty Tuhua and Tukino Weko. Fifth equal were Peter Page, Mike Radford, Geoff Koster and Gordon Comrie. There were 37 entries and 21 qualifiers.
180's were scored by Geoff Koster (2), Jeff Harrold (2), Richard Te Whero (2), Mike Day (3), Gordon Comrie (2), Monty Tuhua, Steve Hanley, Nathan Holt, Issac Lewis and Lloyd Waters.
100 + finishes Llloyd Waters 100, Richard Te Whero x 3 - 116 highest, Mike Day 101, Monty Tuhua 115, Charlene Tepaki 109 and Mike Radford 114.
Current prize pool $2220.
Final event 22nd November at 7 pm. All welcome. Prize giving will follow.
I will supply an update of points as soon as they come to hand.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Face of the Day - Robbie Furmage

Whilst at the National RSA tournament in Papakura over the weekend I spoke to ex- NZ player Robbie Furmage. Robbie represented NZ in international competition 8 times. He played darts at home and work for a while before starting to play competitive darts in 1975. He played in the Hamilton/Waikato area but I know he also used to travel and play in a league in Auckland on Saturday afternoons because at that time it was best of five singles and he wanted the competition.
In 1977 he was selected to play for New Zealand for the first time. At that time selection was based on a round robin of 16 players. He went to play in what was the Australiasian championships in Australia. That was an interstate competition which NZ played as an additional state. He played in that for a number of years along side players like the late John Wilkie who was Captain and Gordon Alpress. John Wilkie after Robbies first game, a match against Western Australia where Robbie missed double 3 to secure a team win took Robbie aside. Robbie thought he was going to be dropped for the game against Queensland. John instead bought Robbie a double bourbon, told him to drink it and gave him some encouragement for the next game. One year he averaged 93 in that competition and Gordon Alpress averaged 97.  Gordon was selected in the Australasian team .
Another highlight was playing in the Pacific Cup in Hawaii which was a prelude to what is no known as the Asia Pacific Cup. In those days it was two men and two ladies. The team was Robbie, Gordon Allpress, Jill McDonald ( World Cup singles winner) and Lillian Broadbent ( Winmau Masters winner). A formidable team. They won the teams event.
In 1981 he went to Scotland and played in the World Cup and later in the year went to London and played in what was called at the time the Embassy World Professional dart championships. What they call the Lakeside BDO championships now. He was there through being NZ number one. The NZ ladies representative was Janie Karena. They both traveled with Matt Lindsay who was head of the NZDC and an official of the World Dart federation at the time. Rob had to play a player from Holland and win to get onto the stage and be in a televised game. The game was tied and it came to a deciding leg. Rob had 217 left and hit 177 to leave 40. He then threw about 12 darts at it and missed. The dutch player came down and won. If Robbie had won he would have played John Lowe ( 3 time world champ) on TV. John Lowe watched the match and came up to Robbie after and said he felt sorry for him as he had played the better darts.
I asked Robbie how much he practised in those days. He told me he practised when ever he could for as long as he could. He would wake up at 2 am in the morning and practice. He would practice for 90 minutes at work before he started. If it rained and he could not work he practised. It was countless hours spent..
He got married and had a son and the desire was not as strong to keep it up and eventually he gave it away and now only plays twice a year. He plays in the National RSA tournament in October and the Interdominions at Easter.
His playing tip is be confident. If you are not you put pressure on yourself. He recommends not worrying about or watching what your opponent is scoring as you can do nothing about it. If you worry about who your opponent is and their reputation you give away a leg.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Craig Caldwell Fundraiser 10 November 2012

Super Series Event 9 This Thursday

Monday, October 22, 2012

Results From RSA Nationals

Winners of the Fours: Don Ross, Jim Hotten, Tony Wickstead and Steve Phillips of the Lower Hutt RSA. Runners up: Peter Herewini, Jim Joyce, Warren Herriot and Bruce Yorke of Whangarei RSA.

Winners of the Consolation fours: Clive Campbell, Dean Woodward, Richard Jackson and George Brooke of the Henderson RSA.

Winners of the pairs; Bevan Logan and Stuart Lothian of the Papkura RSA. Runners up: Ken Moir and Greg West.

Winner of the singles: Ron Glavish of the Birkenhead RSA It was the 7th time he has won it.

Pictured is Robert ( Bob) Sadler ( Papa Smurf to many). Papa is the current secretary and Tour Manager of the NZRSA Interdominion council.

Face Of The Day

Lorene Gilliam, NZ Dart Council number 7 ranked player, at the National RSA tournament held at Papakura RSA over the weekend. Lorene and her husband Graeme own and run Manukau Dart Supplies, unit 11, 16 Lambie Drive, Manukau City which is the largest retailer of Dart supplies in New Zealand. Lorene and her husband Graeme had a store at the RSA nationals.

Early Results Dunedin Open

Tony Carmichael and Stan Westwood won the men's pairs. Wayne Goodman and Darrell Ramage runners up.
Ripeka and S'vania Te Moananui won the ladies pairs. Peggy Wikaira and Kali Padget runners up.
Tony Carmichael won the men's singles. Warren Parry runner up.
Jane Harrington won the ladies singles. S'vania Te Moananui was runner up.
Warren and Amy Parry won the mixed pairs.

Friday, October 19, 2012

West City Club Night Results 18/10/12

Mike Day defeated Issac lewis in the West City Darts Association club night singles held last night at the club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui. Third equal were Monty Tuhua and Tukino Weko. Fifth equal were Geoff Koster, Jimmy Hennah, Dave Ellis and Tony Lee. 41 players entered and 25 qualified.
180's were scored by Peter Page (3), Jim Hennah (2), Marc Skinns, Geoff Koster (3), Mike Radford, Monty Tuhua (3), Colleen Cureen, Tukino Weko, Steve Hanley, Issac Lewis (2) Mike Day.
100 + finishes were scored by Marc Skinns 115, Mike Radford 116, Monty Tuhua (2) 120, Colleen Cureen 133, Blair Hutchinson 110, Heemi Johnson 106, Tony Lee 130, Stacey Heavey 101.
Club night is held every Thursday from 7 pm all players welcome, $5 entry.
Nathan Holt pictured.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Labour Weekend Tournaments

Besides this tournament in Greytown there is a NZDC tournament in Dunedin. There is a poster on the NZDC site. Also on is the NZRSA nationals at the Papakura RSA. That is a closed tournament. That is where I will be.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Faces Of The Day

Richard Hingia, Marsh Tamatea, Sam Bryant, Sonny Harris and Cody Harris of the Tupapa team  current holders of the Auckland Darts Association challenge cup and current leaders in the Auckland Darts Association premier league after drawing with a West City Darts Association team of Mike Day, Monty Tuhua, Tony Lee and Peter Page in a game held earlier today. The tone was set for a good match with a 14 dart leg by the pair of Sonny and Cody playing Monty and Tony in the first leg of the first game. Well done Tupapa. Tupapa 9 West City Darts Association 9.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Maori Tournament Shirts for Sale

Pine Heke and Bailey Mathews model a polo shirt ( $35 ) and a button up shirt ($45) for the maori tournament. Anyone wishing to purchase one contact Raewyn Heavey, President West City Darts Association at 09 818 4914. E-mail . There are a limited number available so be quick if you want one.

West City Club Night Results 11/10/12

Mike Day defeated Tony Lee in the final of the West City Darts Association club night singles held at the club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui on Thursday night. Third equal were Troy Henderson and Deon Toki. Fifth equal were Anthony Benitez, Dean Faithful, Peter Page and Monty Tuhua. There were 36 entries and 20 qualifiers.
180's were scored by Monty Tuhua (4), Haki Heke, Bailey Mathews, Blair Hutchinson, Peter Page (2), Troy Henderson, Geoff Koster, Mike Day (2) and Deon Toki.
100 plus finishes Monty Tuhua 119, Anthony Beneitez 109, Dean Faithful 131 and Dave Curren 140.
Club night is held every Thursday from 7 pm. All players welcome $5 entry.
Pictured is Tanaya Wikaira aiming for bull.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Playing Sets

I watched a little bit more of the Grand Prix of darts today. It was best of five sets. One anomaly I noticed about playing sets is that you can win more legs than your opponent and loose the game. In the Phil Taylor versus Robert Thornton game that is exactly what happened. Phil won two sets 3-1 and 3-0 and Robert won three sets 3-1, 3-2, 3-2. If you add up the legs Phil won 11 and Robert won 10 but Robert still won overall.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Corban Cup Tuesday Night Ham Tournaments

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Double Start 9 darters

I watched a little bit of the Grand prix of darts, which is a double start competition,  from Dublin this morning. Last year Brendon Dolan hit a 9 darter. I noted some players prefer not to start on Double tops therefore not giving themselves a chance at a 9 darter. I wondered why because at that level of competition each player is capable of hitting a 12 darter at anytime. So if you are the player who throws second and your opponent is going to hit a 12 darter then your only chance to win the leg is to throw a 9 darter. The only doubles that give you a chance at a 9 darter off a double start are double tops, bull and double 17. Yes double 17 start gives you a chance at a 9 darter. Work it out. I do not know anyone who starts on double 17 but it is worth a thought if you like the doubles on the bottom of the board.

ADA Open Singles This Sunday

Sunday, October 7, 2012

APDE Over 50's Results

Monty Tuhua defeated Damion Robson in the final of the men's over 50 APDE singles held at the Otahuhu Bowling Club, Awa Street, Otahuhu earlier today.

Ruth Blackwell defeated Peggy Wikaira in the ladies final.

The trophies are missing so if anyone has got them return them to Girl Kahaki or Raewyn Heavey.

West City Club Night Results 4/10/12

Blair Hutchinson with Steve Hanley defeated Anthony Benitez with Bailey Mathews in the final of the West City Darts Association club night drawn pairs held at the club on Thursday evening at 103 Glen Road, Ranui. Thirteen pairs were entered.

Third equal were Geoff Koster with Jeanette Scott and Joseph Galina with Mike Radford.

180's were scored by Steve Hanley, Anthony Bentitez and Monty Tuhua.

Highest finish Steve Hanley 120 and 114.

Club night is held every Thursday from 7 pm. $5 entry. All players welcome.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Auckland Puma Open 26/1/2013

Sunday 7th October 2012 APDE Golden Oldies

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DPNZ Ranking List

The latest DPNZ ranking list is on Big Ken's North Otago site. Click link on right.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sherlock Enua Memorial Entered Mixed Pairs 11/11/12

Dinx Cassidy ADA Champ Of Champs 18/11/12

This tournament is open to ADA registered players only and is limited to 32 entries. Close off date for entries is 30 October 2012. Send your name to Raewyn Heavey at to get your name in or you may miss out.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Player stats at Asia Pacific Cup

If you are interested in things like averages and other player stats for the Asia Pacific cup click on link below and scroll to WDF Asia-Pacific Cup Results and then sub heading Player stats. It gives an idea off what level you need to play to match it. The NZ men averaged roughly 25 a dart or 75 for 3 darts. If someone could consistantly average say 85 in NZ I do not think there is anyone here who could beat them at present. In the ladies 65 would be a good enough average to clean up.

This weekend

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