B.C. Senior’s Games

Darts one of the competitions at the B.C. Senior's Games

By D. Mark Crown

Kamloops This Week

Garry Hogg loves playing darts and is looking forward to competing in the B.C. Seniors Games which is being hosted by in 2013.

“You get to see a lot of people, you get to see a lot of places and you meet a lot of really nice people that run the events,” he says. “I like the camaraderie and the competition; it is just a good event.”

The darts competition at the B.C. Seniors Games will feature men’s and women’s singles and doubles. There is also a mixed doubles event and a team event which is made up of four players.

In darts each player starts the game with a set number of points. The B.C. Seniors Games event starts at 501. The object of the game is to be the first player to get to zero. This is done by throwing your darts at different areas on the board.

The bulls eye for example is worth 50 points. On each turn a player throws three darts, if the player made three bulls eye’s she would count 150 points off of her score on that turn. The two player’s alternate turn’s until one player reaches the exact score of zero.

Competing in a large number of matches at B.C. Seniors Games can be draining and Hogg says you have to work hard to keep focused.

“You can get very tired, a lot of people don’t think you do” he says, “it can get demanding, some people can bow under the pressure but I don’t.”

Hogg is also quick to give credit to the accomplishments of others.

“My wife’s done quite well in it; she’s got two gold medals, a bronze and a silver. I have only managed to get a bronze,” he says.

If you would like to find out more about playing darts in Kamloops, or for more information about competing in the darts event at the B.C. Seniors Games, contact Garry Hogg at 250-578-7501.


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