|Scoring for Show, Doubles for Dough: Bobby George’s Darts Lingo
Bobby George and Dr Patrick Chaplin
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Brief Description: Have you ever watched a darts match and wondered what on earth the players and commentator are talking about? Do you have any idea why a score of 26 is called ‘bed and breakfast’ and what being stuck in the ‘madhouse’ means? Darts has its own language and if you are curious to learn the meaning of these and many more terms, this book is for you. Written by ‘King of Bling’ Bobby George, probably Britain’s most popular and recognisable darts player, and Dr Patrick Chaplin, also known as ‘The Professor’, “Scoring for Show, Doubles for Dough” not only explains the hilarious lingo that is peculiar to darts but also how much of this fascinating terminology came into being. So if you want to know what to do if someone shouts ‘wet feet’ during a darts match, make sure that you are not ‘in the wilderness’ and dip into this book. This informative and fun reference book will provide hours of pleasure, making it a must have for fans of the game and anyone interested in finding out more about the light-hearted and humorous side of darts.
About the Author:
Bobby George: Following on from a successful career as a Master Builder, Bobby George didn’t begin playing darts until the age of 30. He made his mark on the professional darts scene in 1976 by winning the first singles event he entered, the Hainault Super League Singles, and went on to win the Essex Masters for three consecutive years. He gained his first major title, the North American Open in 1978 and won the prestigious News of the World Darts Championship in 1978/79 and 1985/86. Bobby has represented England in darts competitions on 26 occasions. Bobby’s flamboyant personality and ability as a player made him instantly popular with darts fans. Millions of BBC TV viewers watched him play in the 1980 Embassy World Championship where in the final against Eric Bristow, he made his first appearance in his trademark sequinned shirt, carrying a candelabra. After a spell as an exhibition player, Bobby returned to competitive darts in the early 1990s and made history by becoming the oldest player to reach an Embassy final at the age of 48. In 1999 Bobby became a BBC TV presenter at the Embassy and went on to become a respected studio pundit. He is known as the BBC's 'face of darts'. His contribution to The Story of Darts DVD led to a role in the British film One Man and his Dog in 2004 and to a number of appearances in popular TV programmes including Brainiac and Celebrity Fit Club. Bobby’s autobiography “Bobby Dazzler – My Story” was published in 2006. Bobby is married to Marie and they live with their two sons, Robert and Richard in George Hall, the house he built himself.
Dr Patrick Chaplin: Patrick Chaplin has been researching darts for over 25 years. Patrick, who has been a darts fan since the age of 12, turned his hobby into an academic qualification in 2006. He was awarded a PhD by the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, for his dissertation ‘Darts in England 1900-1939 – A social history’ after ten years of self-funded, intensive, part-time postgraduate research. As a result of receiving his doctorate, Patrick became known as ‘Dr Darts’ and appeared on several local and national TV and radio shows and in newspapers nationwide being described by The Sun as an ‘arrers nut’ and by The Guardian as ‘eccentric’. Patrick’s thesis has been described as ‘among the eminent works of pioneering scholarship in the academic history of twentieth-century leisure and sport’ and was published by Manchester University Press in 2009. He has co-authored books with three-times World Darts Champion John Lowe and multi Women’s World Champion, Trina Gulliver. His book “The Official Bar Guide to Darts” was published in 2010. Patrick lives in Maldon in Essex with his wife, Maureen.