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Dr. Darts’ Newsletter (DDN) for the month of May (#48) 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 (popularly known as ‘Dr. Darts’. 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 48 includes:
  • Bryan Smart – The ‘Mystery Darter’
  • Pantathlian – The April Fool revealed (or not)
  • More TV for ‘Dr. Darts’
  • Bobby George – Value for money
  • Time to change the rules?
  • Vietnamese National Darts Championship follow-up
  • The height of a dartboard – Why 5’ 8”?
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 12 months’ worth of DDN including 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 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 ‘legacy’ 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 p&p) is available from or via Amazon.

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