Eric Bristow

While doping in darts is a thing, darts disease is not a joke either. In our previous article, we were finding out what is the most serious doping for darts. Now let me introduce you to the disease called dartitis. Eric Bristow was the first to talk about dartitis in 1986. Fortunately, he could recover and regain his position in the world rankings. During the 2017 Grand Slam of darts, we could meet another case of dartitis. Berry van Peer suffered the drawback of this viperish condition. ... read more

Doping in Darts

Doping in darts is only a debated topic when it comes to doping with alcohol. Since 2018 alcohol is not on the list of WADA’s prohibited substances. ”It’s just doping; we cannot deny that. You become calmer and you keep your nerves under control when you have a drink. I myself drank. But when I once drank no alcohol as a test, I was shaking like a leaf. You’re usually still in a certain intoxication. I struggled to keep my concentration and focus. “  Said former world champion, Co Stomp. While riders legally used alcohol as doping during early Tour de Frances, Darts was trying to get rid of the alcohol in order to maintain a television compatible version of the contests. But you can read more about the darts split here. ... read more

The Split in Darts

For years, British darts was run by one organization, the British Darts Organization. But dwindling television coverage and a huge drop in both sponsorship and prize money meant that some members were becoming restless. These were the seeds for the split in darts. ... read more