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Darts is a game
that is not unfamiliar to the people although more usually played in
the United States and in the United Kingdom. It traces its history
back in the Middle Ages when it was first played as an open-air game
involving archers aiming for a target with arrows using their hands.
This game later on became popular. Most pubs, bars, households and
even dormitories are found to have dart boards on their walls for
leisure and fun. Ordinary dart tournaments were held with
rules depending on the players or the ordinary organizers.
However, more than being a pastime, darts is actually a serious
sport. It is well recognized as a professionally played competitive
sport. Formal organization to play dart started in the 1920s. Dart
leagues were organized and rules were formulated and proposed to be
As dart tournaments became more formal and players became
more serious, professional dart organizations came. In 1954 a
National Darts Association of Great Britain was organized although
it was only the British Darts Organization or the BDO, established
in 1973, that had actual control of the sport. It is considered the
oldest professional dart organization. It has been long recognized
for its prestige. Basically, the BDO coordinates the British dart
BDO found its main competition later on in Embassy World
Professional Championship when it was inaugurated in 1978. The
Embassy is under the World Darts Federation or WDF, which
coordinates other darts organizations worldwide. The Embassy
actually prides of two champions, Eric Bristow, with 5 titles, and
John Lowe, with 3 titles.
Later on the Professional Darts Corporation or PDC was formed. This
was in 1994 and the organization has been regarded as a breakaway
group from the WDF. The PDC may not be as prestigious as the BDO
although it is quite known for giving away higher prizes.
Of course, dart as a sport also progressed with technology and
demand of the enthusiasts. It was televised and became even more
popular in the late 1970s. At present, there are even dart games
online, although genuine enthusiasts of the game do not settle for
It is actually very advisable for any aspiring professional dart
player to join tournaments. Joining such tournaments will be
relatively easy for those who have sufficient experience and
exposure to the game. It will also be considerably easy for those
who are located in regions where darts is not just a mere sport but
more of a tradition that is continued and proliferated.
The beginners may want to try out amateur games first. For those who
would like to advance their level, joining professional dart
tournaments is already a must. One can inquire locally for any
oncoming competition. There are also sites online that provide
timetables or calendars of daily tournament and full-blown
The Need for Professional Dart Tournaments
At this point, it should be evident that joining professional
tournaments is more than an obligation. It is actually a helpful
requirement to any aspiring dart player.
For one, organizing and mingling with other people who share ones
interests and passion is a very important matter. Professional
tournaments have a way of organizing players, whether regionally or
worldwide. Any individual will be very delighted to find fellow dart
players and enthusiasts and have a good exchange of tips,
experiences, news and even achievements.
Tournaments of all kinds are also helpful in training the dart
players. Amateur dart tournaments are helpful for beginners. The
competition in more professional tournaments can also further
Professional dart tournaments also offer very good rewards to the
winners. The prize money can go very high, depending on the
organizer, but generally they are very gratifying. The winner can
also expect a proof of his or her triumph (medal, plaque or trophy),
and he or she can even consider displaying this in the living room.
More than the rewards mentioned above, nothing compares to the
possibility of winning a title. This is recognition that is well
beyond what can be printed in the trophy or medal. The professional
dart player that is able to champion a tournament can gain more than
fame. He or she can earn the respect of the dart player community.
Darts is a game. Then again, it is more than a game, it is actually
a sport. For anyone who takes the game seriously, there is no other
way to go but to aim for the professional level. Aim high. Aim for