CANADA - ONTARIO
(Steel-Point Darts) rev.
The North Lambton Secondary School Dart
Club, (Forest Lightning), was established in the fall of
1991. In that year, the school principal was approached for
permission to set up a club.
The following rationale was presented:
- (a) The dart club
will attract students who do not normally participate in
- (b) All
materials will be provided by the teacher.
- (c) Full
instruction will be provided and strict discipline and a
code of good sportsmanship will be enforced.
- (d) Participants will learn math skills and a useful
recreation to carry into the adult world.
The school darts club has been very successful and now
has a full membership of more than thirty students:(school
population of 780 approx). Since 1992 there has been an
annual double-knockout tournament to determine the school
dart champion. This year the thirty six contestants included
A separate girls darts tournament was also held
and four personal trophies were awarded to the winners in
both tournaments besides the school championship trophy. The
dart club is run each day for the full lunch hour.(All
tournaments are run during the lunch hour). The club
solicits donations of old trophies and dart materials. The
Forest N.L.S.S. darts club is believed to be the only one of
its kind in Canada.
Info on the creator of the club: Roger
W. Harrington M.A.
Roger has been a successful darts teacher and coach for more
than twenty years. During that time he has taught over three
hundred adults and more than one hundred young people how to
play darts well. He is the designer of the Sarnia Pub Dart
League logo and plans to provide school darts players with
their own original "Forest Lightning" badge next year.
For help on any
aspect of his expertise, E-mail Roger at: firstname.lastname@example.org.