Rioting Costumed Fans Halt Australian Darts Competition

The Darts Invitational Challenge in Melbourne, Australia yesterday was interrupted by costumed, drunken fans throwing hundreds of plastic chairs in the seating area. The match between–I kid you not with these nicknames–top-ranked Michael "Might Mike" van Gerwen and home favorite Simon "The Wizard" Whitlock had to be… »1/10/15 1:40pm1/10/15 1:40pm


Watch A Darts Player Produce "Magic The Like Of Which We May Have Never Seen Or Ever See Again"

I won't pretend to know the rules of darts—I guess you don't have to hit the bulls-eye? I thought that was the main thing—but it's obvious something special is happening here when Michael van Gerwen takes over the PDC World Championship by hitting "a nine-darter"—and then nearly doing it again. The crowd freaks, the… »1/06/13 6:05pm1/06/13 6:05pm

This Is What Passes For A Fight At The World Darts Championship

England's Phil Taylor beat the Netherlands' Raymond van Barneveld in the semifinals of the PDC World Darts Championship in London yesterday, but not without a little controversy. Van Barneveld appeared to refuse to let go of Taylor during the post-match handshake, the two exchanged words, and it was as on as darts… »12/31/12 4:10pm12/31/12 4:10pm

Raise A Pint For The Short, Fat, Drunk, And Dead Darts Legend Jocky Wilson

On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, Mike Pesca tells the story of Scottish dartsman Jocky Wilson, who died in March. Wilson dominated the sport in the early 1980s, and spent the rest of his career as a wonderfully larger-than-life sort. Just one line from his obituary in The Guardian: "At… »4/13/12 2:25pm4/13/12 2:25pm