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Darts, a Christmas Tradition

During my first year at Sky Sports one of the girls (who is a darts fan) organized a table at the World Darts Championship at Alexandria Palace after work. I was convinced to go as there was a Canadian who had won in the past, and he would be playing. Ever since have made it a regular tradition of my Christmas season here in England.

Part of the fun is watching the crowd (many of whom are in costume) who are very enthusiastic, hoping to get some air time when the camera pans the fans. Of course the game can be exciting, and watching the players when they do their walk on with the walk on girls, and their chosen theme song on is interesting too. The Canadian, nicknamed Darth Maple, uses the Star Wars theme music for his walk on.  I have been in the VIP section, the regular tables, and the cheap seats in the bleachers, all in all it is good fun with singing, dancing, and lots of beer.

Alexandria Palace darts
View from the cheap seats.
 

Alexandria Palace darts
View from the table seats.
 

Alexandria Palace darts
Dartswear.
 

Alexandria Palace darts
Doing the darts dance. Serious stuff.