In July I'll be in Barbados. Most people can probably write a list from here to the back door with all the reasons they would like to have a week on a Caribbean island. Few would include one of my motivations -- to play darts.
Wheelchair Dart Frame
From Russ Strobel
A special wheelchair dart frame has been developed to further the call for a recognised lowered dartboard height for wheelchair players. The unique design allows wheelchair players to compete fairly against able-bodied players on same dart frame for the first time ever.
With dart boards set at appropriate heights on each side of the rotating backboard wheelchair dart players can now throw and retrieve their own darts as well as score games for other players.
This piece of equipment represents the culmination of a four year project by local Yarram resident and Victorian Darts Council Vice President Russ Strobel to research an appropriate dartboard height for wheelchair players and develop a piece of equipment that removes all obstacles to their inclusion at darts events and leagues.
The Wildfire 137 dart frame will be displayed for the first time at the Victorian Open Darts Championship in Morwell on the 13th and 14th June where information and practical demonstrations of the difficulties wheelchair players have faced up until now will be given. It's hoped that the Darts Federation of Australia will now consider approving the revised dartboard height thereby paving the way for wheelchair players to enter our sport worldwide by throwing at a suitable and fair height.
Russ is interested in hearing from any interested wheelchair sports people prepared to hone their skills on the new dartboard height with a view to possibly competing in a demonstration event at a National competition during 2011. Coaching is freely offered to those interested.
Email: Russ Strobel at firstname.lastname@example.org VDC Vice President to register your interest.
Wheelchair Dart Frame Reprinted from Deadeye Darts: http://www.deadeyedarts.com/news.asp?item=354&title=Wheelchair