Durban Dart Association's Port City Open
Local Dart Players as well as Out-of-State Players turned up for a Weekend of Darting Events
This year’s event was held at the Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Sheraton) in Durban, Natal. It has been held at this location many times throughout the history of the Port City Open. The management at the Wyndham proudly reported record breaking room sales for the hotel during the event.
Each year, the Durban Dart Association donates a portion of the proceeds to charity. The Autism Society of Natal was chosen for this year’s event. Two members from the Autism Society attended and successfully ran a 50/50 on each day of the event. They worked the crowd tirelessly and always with a smile. Although the exact figures are not known to me at this time, I do know that the 50/50's were a huge success and raised much needed financial support for the Autism Society. Dart players have huge hearts and are always willing to lighten their pockets for a good cause. Their participation helped raise thousands of dollars for the Autism Society. Way to go darters!!
I am proud and honored to be part of the darting community in Natal. Dart players are some of the best people I've met and I am just as proud and honored to call them my friends.
The Different Types Of Darts
My father has had a dartboard in his office for as long as I can remember. In fact, there is not one childhood memory of my father that does not involve that dartboard and the yellow tailed darts. I was always fascinated by those darts, flying through the air and banging into the board. It was a proud day when I bought my own and challenged him to a game.
I had not played darts, but I was determined to beat my father so I decided to mess with his darts. It was a shock that his were heavier than mine and I couldn't understand it; but it seems that some are heavier according to what you need for a comfortable throw. Needless to say, I lost. I wonder if a heavier set would be more beneficial.