In September, 1989 Vic Cutts and Pete Hotchkins playing at the Eagle Nechells, Birmingham, England, totaled 460,740 points setting a 24-hour two-man record. The truly amazing fact of their feat is that they accomplished it on the more difficult Champion’s Choice dartboard.
During an exhibition at the Bell, Cox Heath, in Maidstone, Kent, England in July of of 89, Alan Glazier, one of the most colourful of professionals, put on a brilliant display of darts. He won all 13 matches highlighting the occasion with a magnificent 21-dart 1001 leg – missing the world record by three darts. His scores were: 140-135-124-140-180-120-161. The 161 out is achieved by hitting a T20, T17 and D-Bull. That’s a per-dart-average of 47.67 – start to finish. Earlier that year he hit a 22-dart 1001 leg at an exhibition at St. Joseph’s Club, in Chorley, Lancashire. The “Ton Machine” averaged 45.5 per dart scoring an 81-140-180-100-140-140-180-40.
While qualifying for the Winmau World Masters in November, 1989, Norfolk County player Martin Golder, tossed a very notable 39.12 per dart average in four legs. He threw two 14-darters, a 12-darter and capped it off with an 11 dart game where he tossed a 41-180-180-100.
In November of 1989, Tony Jones recorded 28 perfect 180 scores in just one hour and 25 minutes for a charity event in Manchester, England.
During a 24-hour period in August 26-27, 1988, Paul Finch, Graham Prior and Nick Steggell scored 2,093 double bulls and 7,861 single bulls at the Eight Bells in Ewell, Surrey, England.
Six gents from the White Lion Hotel in Penzance, Cornwall (UK) went around the board 137 times on triples in 12 hours on January 19, 1986.
In 1986, Allen Chaperlin and Ian Melton played 1,265 full games of 501 in 182 hours and one minute at the Eagle Tavern, Oxford, England. That’s one game every 8.6 minutes and the feat took over 7-1/2 days to complete. Ya gotta love it.
On March 28-29, 1986, Graham Innis, Graham Miller, Graham Parker, and Richie Davis scored 1,003,769 points in 24 hours at the Maxilla Club in London, England. During that period they hit 152 perfect 180s.
Englishman, Richard Smith, a Carlisle local player, completed a 25-dart 1001 leg in mid 1989. He scored 140-100-100-95-180-140-100-122-24.
An impressive 7-man superstar lineup consisting of Bob Anderson, Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Chris Johns, Martin Phillips, Alan Warriner, and Ritchie Gardner established a 15-minute fast-scoring mark of 8,806 points in a charity throw at the 1988 British Professional Championships.
Craig Ishigo of Gardinia, Calif. tossed a perfect cricket leg without even realizing it. In his first shot he threw a T20, T19 and T18, followed by a T17, T16 and T15. He capped it off with a bull and d-bull. Afterwards, when his feat had been pointed out to him, he said he thought the game had gone unusually fast but hadn’t really thought about it.
Big Cliff Lazarenko fired his first 9-dart perfect 501 game at an exhibition at the Aberlynon Leisure Centre. Using 25-gram titanium tungsten darts, he threw two 180s and a T20, T19, D12 for the 141 out in the last match of the night.
Paul Lim of San Bernadino, Calif. threw a perfect 9-dart 501 leg at the 1990 Embassy World Championships. Because he did it before the TV cameras he received L52,000 ($88,000 US) for his remarkable achievement
In the most perfect of perfect 501 games, Roy Blowies, playing at the Widgeon’s Pub in Calgary in late 1989 achieved his 9-darter by doubling in on the bullseye first. He scored 161 (Double Bull-T20-T17), 180, 160(T20-T20-D20).
© Patrick Chaplin 2007