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    What dart era is, or was better in your opinion
    A) early 70's, to mid 90's
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    B) mid 90's, to present
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    C) wasn't around for choice A, so not sure
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    Chitown599
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    PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Tom, you are right, Bucky was the only one who beat Taylor. Some got to outs, but never got to throw at it. I was on 32 when he took out a 124 on me. Those were the good old days. I remember Jockey Wilson also being at Matts. Now him I beat . Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    TMOC wrote:
    I was actually thnking about Matt's Villa again on the way to the Polish Club Friday night. In particular, playing against Phil Taylor when he came to visit. That score sheet is the only autographed dart momento I ever kept. If I remember correctly, Mel picked 16 of us to play him that night and the only one to take him was Bucky (or maybe he came the closest?). It's not likely we'll see this again anytime soon since putting up the thousands of dollars it would cost to sponsor this is beyond most pubs today.
    Anyway, I got to wondering how many of the "modern" dart generation would be willing to play him in front of an audience like that?
    Oh, and before anyone takes offense, I mean strictly within the scope of this thread. I here from people locally who won't even try an LOD for fear of playing an "A" player. That doesn't mean everyone feels that way but I don't remember getting that same sense from players back then.


    Yep..I remember seeing the darts Phil gave Bucky a while back and hearing the story from Bucky about them.
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    PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Chitown599 wrote:
    Tom, you are right, Bucky was the only one who beat Taylor. Some got to outs, but never got to throw at it. I was on 32 when he took out a 124 on me. Those were the good old days. I remember Jockey Wilson also being at Matts. Now him I beat . Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


    Bucky beat him in Cricket and still has his set of signature darts Wink , I was there and my son David beat Allan Warriner-Little the same night with back to back 180's after Allan tossed one from his knees warming up... Laughing Laughing A real late night at Matts that night.. Laughing
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    PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    TMOC wrote:
    I was actually thnking about Matt's Villa again on the way to the Polish Club Friday night. In particular, playing against Phil Taylor when he came to visit. That score sheet is the only autographed dart momento I ever kept. If I remember correctly, Mel picked 16 of us to play him that night and the only one to take him was Bucky (or maybe he came the closest?). It's not likely we'll see this again anytime soon since putting up the thousands of dollars it would cost to sponsor this is beyond most pubs today.
    Anyway, I got to wondering how many of the "modern" dart generation would be willing to play him in front of an audience like that?
    Oh, and before anyone takes offense, I mean strictly within the scope of this thread. I here from people locally who won't even try an LOD for fear of playing an "A" player. That doesn't mean everyone feels that way but I don't remember getting that same sense from players back then.


    that is absolutely awesome! i personally would love the chance...
    i know 5 months into playing darts i jumped at the chance just to have an opportunity to play Phil over at mohegan in a PDC event... and for a mere $150...

    granted... i unfortunately didnt get drawn against him. i did get to get my butt kicked... and had the opportunity to see first hand what i needed to do if i wanted to be "good"... 4 years later now... and i'm still not there yet Embarassed
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    PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Rob - when the MMDL players were playing these guys at the old WCO, the entry fees were the standard for the time! $10 or so... I will have to check some old tournament flyers...

    I think they had a Pro Shoot on Saturday nights that was more expensive.

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    PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    This was back in the day and didn't cost us anything, although I'm sure it cost Matt a few bucks. Of course, not everyone got the opportunity to play him either. That just made it even more of an honor.
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    PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    aboji wrote:
    Rob - when the MMDL players were playing these guys at the old WCO, the entry fees were the standard for the time! $10 or so... I will have to check some old tournament flyers...

    I think they had a Pro Shoot on Saturday nights that was more expensive.

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    PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    my thinking was that there is no other sport that i know about where $150 got you the opportunity to play against the best the sport has to offer.

    try playing tiger woods, tom brady, or anyone like that in their respective sport and you will have to know someone or have LOTS of money or it wont happen.

    i'd give phil $200 cash for the opportunity to play him 100 legs in a row to see if i can win any...

    maybe keep his focus high by telling him $200 more if he skunks me Shocked
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    PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    ...and remember, too, that these guys (WDC/PDC) would particpate in the other events too. So, it was not unlikely that for the Friday night draw, you got paired up with or had the opportunity to face one or two of these players.

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    PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I started playing (I think) in '88. There were so many venues to play at, you could get a LOD every night and have competitive darts. As we grow older, tho, it becomes harder and harder to put in the hours needed. Kids, jobs, etc eat up all of our time. Tommy Sammarco had the right idea. Every time you see a group of youngsters looking at the board, invite them over to play. Try to teach them some of the game to get them interested. Like it or not, they're the future of this game.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I think i liked it better when everyone would strive to be the best they could be and Super A was a goal to be reached not looked at like some kind of punishment.

    I still love the game and would have an empty spot in my heart if i didn't shoot anymore

    I think "Drama=less shooters"

    Back in the late 80's early 90's there was little drama
    People wanted to shoot and didn't care "Where,When or against Who"

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