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Dr. Darts’ Newsletter (DDN) for the month of December (#44) is now available absolutely free by e-mail to all darts fans and, as usual, contains loads of darts information that you will find nowhere else on the ‘net.

DDN is researched, written and compiled by WINMAU-sponsored Darts Historian and Author, Dr. Patrick Chaplin. With subscribers in more than forty-five countries across the globe it surely is the thing to do to join this happy darting throng. (For how to subscribe see below)

Issue 44 includes:
  • Frank Sykes – Darter extraordinaire – A DDN Exclusive
  • Brian ‘The King of the Midlands’ Vaux - Obituary
  • Dartitis – The scourge of darts players – Follow up
  • Company histories – Can you help?
  • Darts Saloons
  • Vogelpik – A precursor of darts?
  • Great Christmas gift ideas
If you would like to receive a copy of the on-line Dr. Darts’ Newsletter (DDN) then SUBSCRIBE TODAY. It’s easy and FREE and you can do so by e-mailing Patrick at (Those wishing to subscribe by snail mail should contact Patrick for the cost of postage.)

Come and join the happy (and ever-increasing) global band of DDN subscribers and learn even more about the great sport of darts.


Patrick’s latest book 180! Fascinating Darts Facts published by The History Press can be ordered from or (The book includes a history of the WINMAU World Masters.)

PLUS…His ‘masterwork’ Darts in England 1900-39: A social history, the book based on Patrick’s PhD is now available in softback (published by Manchester University Press). It costs £15.99 (plus postage and packing) and is available via Amazon.

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© 2013 Patrick Chaplin

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