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Throws of despair: are hipster bars ruining darts?

The decline of the pub game and its hi-tech urban rebrand says a lot about how we approach leisure in citiesIt’s mid-afternoon on a Thursday and the projectiles are soaring at Flight Club, a chain of swish inner-city bars that brands itself as “the hom…

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Throws of despair: are hipster bars ruining darts?

The decline of the pub game and its hi-tech urban rebrand says a lot about how we approach leisure in citiesIt’s mid-afternoon on a Thursday and the projectiles are soaring at Flight Club, a chain of swish inner-city bars that brands itself as “the hom…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jun/11/throws-of-despair-are-hipster-bars-ruining-darts-flight-club-shoreditch-stoke

Grand National memories, Eric Bristow and time for county cricket | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Roma riffing on Barcelona’s pain, Hearts’ advert for a Lego bus and Jackman v Warne1) Grand National weekend makes it obligatory to begin with Red Rum. Here’s his lesser watched 1974 triumph, the second of three, when …

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Farewell Butch Wilkins and the Crafty Cockney – great players from a simpler sporting era | Alex Clark

Save me from crooked cricketers – give me proper footballers and darts superstarsA memory from young adulthood: my dad shaking his head sorrowfully, bewildered, then sloping off for a stroll round the garden and a smoke. “Why did he do it? What was he …

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Brilliant, arrogant, loved and loathed – Eric Bristow ruled darts’ golden age

The Crafty Cockney, who has died aged 60, transformed a pub game into part of the nation’s sporting and cultural landscapeEric Bristow was the high emperor of darts’ first golden age: brilliant and arrogant, admired and despised, a world champion and a…

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Eric Bristow obituary

The ‘Crafty Cockney’ who was darts world champion five times in the 1980s and whose charisma attracted legions of fans to the sportDuring the 1980s darts was in its golden age, fuelled by new sponsorship deals and lucrative television contracts. Presid…

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Eric Bristow, five-time darts world champion, dies aged 60 – video obituary

Eric Bristow, otherwise known by his nickname ‘The Crafty Cockney’, has died at the age of 60. Bristow was a five-time darts world champion, including three successive titles in the mid 1980s. Post-retirement he mentored Phil Taylor, widely regarded as…

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Eric Bristow, five-times darts world champion, dies aged 60

• Londoner was one of the biggest names in 1980s darts• Crafty Cockney later mentored 14-times champion Phil TaylorEric Bristow, the five-times world darts champion, has died aged 60 after suffering a heart attack at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.Bristow, who…

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Martin Adams: ‘Men are terrible at talking about our health, aren’t we?’

The former darts world champion discusses his battle with prostate cancer and why these days he is as happy to play for free in the local county leagues as on the biggest stageWhen you are a professional darts player called ‘Wolfie’, a former three-tim…

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No more grid girls at Formula One? Next they will be enforcing speed limits | Catherine Bennett

This was not a good time to upset the driving lobby with talk of restraint and abiding by the rulesFirst they came for the hostesses, and darts fans did not speak out, because they were not members of the Presidents Club. Then they came for the walk-on…

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‘Grid girls’: F1 follows darts by calling time on women in hotpants

F1 boss says practice of parading women in pit lane before races no longer reflects sport’s brand valuesIn 2018, when powerful men are falling and every industry is rocked by allegations of sexual harassment, the use of women as decoration feels not on…

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No more walk-on girls escorting dart players at games

Practice to end, starting this weekend, after pressure from broadcasters and fansDarts players will no longer be accompanied at tournaments by “walk-on girls” after pressure from broadcasters and fans.The practice of models escorting male players on to…

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One hundred and eighty – a darts photo essay

Photographer Alicia Canter went to the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green to sample the unique atmosphere of the BDO ChampionshipsThe BDO World Darts championships is one of the two annual world professional darts championships, the other being the…

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Sports quiz of the week: FA Cup derbies, record breakers and Coldplay

Who lived the life? Who ruled Liverpool? And who rued a missed opportunity?• The big sports quiz of the year 2017Everton face Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup. They have met twice in the final of the competition. Which player scored twice in …

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Phil Taylor tips Rob Cross to dominate darts but throws a final warning

• Retiring legend says he lacks the energy to rule the world any more• ‘There’s a few players I wouldn’t go to the back garden and watch’In the end, it was time. Phil Taylor left the sport he dominated since the early 90s admitting he could no longer m…

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The trip that turned Rob Cross from pub player to world darts champion | Rob Smyth

In February 2016 Rob Cross drove the 170 miles from Hastings to Norwich – the trip was the first step on the journey that ended with him toppling Phil Taylor on Monday nightOn a good day, the drive from Hastings to Norwich takes around three and half h…

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