Procrastination Has a Price

wait for meTHE WORLD SOFT DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 – Stage 1, will be held on April 28, 2013 at the iDarts Bar in Hong Kong.   The 2013 tournament calendar includes new tour stops in Seoul, Korea and La Rochelle, France.  Hong Kong is always fun, but adding new countries to the tour makes it seem more like a ‘world championship’.  Of course, Las Vegas is on the 2013 calendar again and there is one ‘To Be Announced’ tour stop date.  Personally, I think London is the strategic choice for this TBA date but there are rumors of a certain large city in northern China.  Continue reading

THE WORLD 2012 GRAND FINAL

Grand Final 2012

THE WORLD, “SOFT-TIP DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2012” is coming soon.  December 15-16, 2012 at KITEC Rodunda Hall, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.

Eight tournaments (“Stages”) were held throughout 2012 where players competed for cash prizes and valuable qualifying points.  After all Stages were complete, the Top 100 points ranking players were invited to compete in end of year championship finale, THE WORLD 2012 GRAND FINAL.  The total tournament purse is 2,284,000 Hong Kong Dollars and the tournament champion receives 1,000,000 HKD.

I finished in the Top 100 and I’ve been invited to Hong Kong to compete in the GRAND FINAL.  My flight and hotel are booked.  Practice and preparation has begun.

Goto the THE WORLD for tournament details.  A few days before the event, there will be a link posted for the live stream of this world championship soft-tip event.

Coming to America, The World Stage 7

The time has come.  Stage 7 of The World Soft Tip Darts Championship (THE WORLD) is here, with a $12,000 USD 1st place prize.  Stage 7 is part of the DARTSLIVE US Open, September 28 – 30, 2012.  The payout for Stage 7 is the largest singles championship payout that I have ever seen in the US.  And to make it even better, this event occurs in the entertainment capital of the world.  Las Vegas.  It’s no surprise to me that the event sold out. Continue reading

DARTSLIVE USA Open (The World – Stage 7)

The World Soft Darts Championship (“The World”) is finally coming to the USA.  This event is scheduled for September 28-30, 2012 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.  During this event, not only will you have a chance to play in The World – Stage 7, but there are several other events to fill up the darting weekend.   Go here for more information on the rules and how to enter. Continue reading

Guess Who’s Coming to The World – Stage 3

The WorldI’m looking forward to returning back to Hong Kong for The World – Stage 3 on May 27, 2012.  In addition to more great darts, tasty food, and people watching, it now seems that The World Stage 3 will be uniquely different from all previous events.

Recently, there have been rumors about a certain famous professional player talking about wanting to travel to Hong Kong for The World event.  This was mentioned in various darting forums and sites across the internet.  Well, wait no more because it seems that it is now official….   Continue reading

The World Stage 2 – My Experience

The World Soft Darts ChampionshipFor several weeks, I was eagerly anticipating my first trip to Hong Kong.  I had been extremely busy at work since the beginning of the year and I needed a break.  And of course as soon as I leave, a major issue emerged in my project back at work.  But I have a strong project team and they diffused the issue during my absence.

I left Houston around 9am on Thursday and flew to San Francisco. After a very short layover, I depart from San Francisco for a long 14+ hour flight to Hong Kong. Continue reading

Here I Come – The World Stage 2

I’m heading to Hong Kong for The World Stage 2 in April 2012.  Woohoo!  I’ve been to many tournaments in my 20+ years of playing, but I have never been to a tournament where I’ve had this much anticipation and excitement.   Not only am I excited about the opportunity to play in The World event, but it will be my first time in Asia.  I just wish my Cantonese was stronger.

When I land and meet the locals for the first time, they will look at me and say, “Ne hou ma?”  And I will say with my Texas accent, “I’m doing great, how are you?”  I bet that will throw them for a loop.

Things I look forward to…..touring around Hong Kong, eating wonderful and tasty food, not being the shortest person in the room, high level darts, and representing my sponsors on the world stage.

Look for me to post my excellent adventures when I return.