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Eric Bristow The Autobiography

Author : Eric Bristow
ISBN : 9781409063162
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Eric Bristow MBE (1957-2018) might just have been the greatest darts player of all time. An unmistakable figure on the oche during his 1980s heyday, 'the Cheeky Cockney' became renowned not just for the number of world titles he won but for his arrogance on stage and off it. In this candid account, Bristow reveals how darts saved him from his early life as a cat burglar, shoplifter and thug - and introduced him to a new world of beer, babes and success beyond his wildest dreams. In his rapid rise to the top, he gives fascinating insights into the characters that pioneered darts in those early days and how, when his own career began to slide at the end of the decade, he trained his protégé Phil 'The Power' Taylor, turning him into the most successful player darts has ever known. Bristow holds nothing back as he reveals his battle with dartitis, a psychological condition which left him unable to let go of the dart and almost destroyed his career; his relationship with girlfriend and former women's world darts champion Maureen Flowers; and his occasional all-too-public falls from grace. Bristow's life story is a thrill-a-minute ride through the raucous world of darts and how it helped to shape and drive his life.

Eric Bristow The Crafty Cockney

Author : Christian Boniman
ISBN : 1388523647
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Eric John Bristow MBE, born on 25th April 1957, Hackney, England, UK, was a professional darts player, popularly known as The Crafty Cockney.

Eric Bristow The Crafty Cockney

Author : Steven King
ISBN : 1388611163
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Eric John Bristow MBE, born on 25th April 1957, Hackney, England, UK, was a professional darts player, popularly known as The Crafty Cockney. Bristow was ranked World No. 1 by the World Darts Federation a record six times, in 1980 and 81, 1983 - 1985, then again in 1990.

The Power

Author : Phil Taylor
ISBN : 0007168217
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The ten-times world darts champion, Phil Taylor is largely responsible for taking darts into the 21st century. Eschewing drink and advocating fitness to improve performance, Taylor covers around 500,000 miles a year competing across Britain, and in countries as far apart as the USA and China. him into a boxer, Taylor's first job saw him earning #75 a week in a factory making ceramic toilet handles - and by the age of 25 he had never thrown a dart in anger. Then he attended an Eric Bristow darts exhibition, and the Crafty Cockney became his mentor and friend and loaned him #10,000 to play the pro circuit. Within five years Taylor had won his first of ten world titles. often literally punched him into making it as a pro. He is candid about the booze culture of the game, while revisiting the memorable matches and recalling vivid stories featuring the likes of Bristow, Cliff Lazerenko (who once had 20 cans of lager before a match), John Lowe and the legendary Jocky Wilson. Darts Organisation in 1992 almost led him to give up the game for good and goes into detail about the worst six months of his life, when he was accused and convicted of sexually assaulting two female fans. success in his professional career - determined to win his eleventh world title in 2003 - yet taunted by shame and tragedy in his private life.

Scandinavian Dart Tournament Results

Author : Nigel Boeg
ISBN : 9783748706069
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book has been compiled to provide details of tournament winners and runners up on Scandinavian tournaments – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden Every effort has been used to identify winners and runners up of tournaments and in some cases there will be results "missing". If these can be identified they will be included in another edition of this book in the future. There maybe errors with names being mispelt and that ladies surnames may have changed but I've put in an enormous time and effort to correctly record the results of the tournaments. There are probably other tournaments that have been played in these countries but I've only been able to identify these ones.

Bdo World Darts Tournament Results

Author : Nigel Boeg
ISBN : 9783743891838
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This book provides details of the winners and runners up of BDO world tournaments. Lists the Embassy World Championships winners and runners up for both men, women, and youth competitions and the Winmau World Masters besides all the other BDO World major tournaments. Analysis of some tournaments that details the number of times a player has appeared in the final, number of times a player has won the tournament, lists players that have won a tournament in consecutive years, and finally whether a perfect leg was thrown, the elusive "nine darter". The book provides a checkout table, lists useful dart links and provides details of books and periodicals published over the years on darts.

Andy Fordham The Viking

Author : Andy Fordham
ISBN : 1782190333
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Andy "The Viking" Fordham is a darts legend and one of the most popular players of all time. He became a superstar in 2004, when he won the BDO World Championship. Overnight, the UK fell in love with this larger-than-life figure, and would do so again when he attempted to bring his weight under control on Celebrity Fit Club. But all was not well. Andy's drinking—more than 25 bottles of beer a day—made his weight skyrocket out of control. He weighed 31 stone when he won the world title and severe problems were building up. Over the next two years his health deteriorated and his playing suffered a dramatic decline. Then, in January 2007, Andy collapsed and nearly died. Doctors told Andy he would die if he carried on drinking, so he stopped immediately. But then, in the summer of 2008, he was told he would not survive without a liver transplant. With his life hanging in the balance, he was rushed to the hospital only to be told that the donor's organ was not a match. And then the seemingly impossible happened. Contrary to all medical wisdom, Andy Fordham's liver made an astonishing recovery. It was another major event in the dramatic personal resurgence that has seen his photo splashed across national newspapers—at seemingly half his former weight and age. Here the gentle giant tells his life story—combining boozy anecdotes with an honest, moving account of his severe health problems, his loyal wife's fight against cancer and the combined impact on his family.

Bobby Dazzler

Author : Bobby George
ISBN : 9781409105626
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The autobiography of one of the most charismatic figures in darts history, who has so much more to tell... When Bobby George first appeared on the darts scene, he immediately caught the eye: well built (he was the only darts player ever to be approached to take part in TV's Superstars), good looking and with plenty of bling, he was a natural showman. He could play a bit too, as he showed by reaching the final of the world championship in both 1980 and 1994. But that is only the beginning of the story. Before the darts came his time as a doorman at various East End pubs and bars just after the era of the Krays and Richardsons, when baseball bats and knuckle dusters would often come in handy. He also helped build the Victoria line. Since he retired from full-time darts, he has appeared in gangster films such as Dog, on TV programmes such as Celebrity Fit Club, and in videos with The Streets. Now best known as a commentator on the BBC, George relives the excitement of the last thirty years of the world of darts, with plenty of insider gossip and stories about all the most famous players in the TV era of the sport.

Staying Power

Author : Phil Taylor
ISBN : 9781444797299
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Phil 'The Power' Taylor is the uncontested king of darts, his sixteen world championship titles between 1990 and 2013 far outclassing anything else the game has seen. He started out as a protégé of Eric Bristow, the Crafty Cockney, having wandered into his Burslem pub with a set of darts his wife had given him for his birthday. At that time Taylor was earning £52 a week working in a ceramics factory and hardly played. But jaws dropped and pint mugs tipped over as this newcomer suddenly unleashed a gift for flight that had soon eclipsed even the Crafty Cockney himself, and amassed Phil a haul of over 200 professional tournament victories. Staying Power is a year in the life of a legend, twice nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, a man who made darts look a doddle to British pub-goers everywhere and set his seal on the game as the bloke to beat. A year of triumph and disaster, in which Taylor crashed out of the world championship in the second round to young outsider Michael Smith and fell asleep at home on Christmas day, exhausted from the strain of constant winning. A year when he played arguably the greatest ever game of darts, in the Grand Slam semi-final against recent world champion Adrian Lewis the two slugging it out to the wire. A year in which Taylor rocked Australia, fêted like royalty. A year of spats and hecklers, clashes on stage and off, of head-to-heads with the Dutch superstar Michael van Gerwen. But most of all this is a year in which Phil Taylor, one of sport's greatest champions, has looked hard at his life in his determination to stay in power.

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