FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q How did I get my nickname 'Gladiator’
Mark chose his own nickname ‘Gladiator’. He wanted a name that portrayed his own domineer.
'A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, "swordsman", from gladius, "sword") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.'
Mark entertains a darts arena armed only with three darts like his opponents. But unlike gladiators of old the darts are throw at a board and not at each other.
Mark’s and never give up attitude seem also fits nicely well with his nickname. Mark will say:‘I am here not to take part. I am here to take over!’
Q. When and where are the tickets available for the BDO World Darts Championships?
This information can be obtained from the Lakeside country club. The exact date varies however Lakeside’s preferred method of notification is to use Twitter and Facebook to notify the public. More details can be found on the Lakeside website.
Q. Can I recommend good suppliers?
There are many good dart suppliers online where you can purchase my darts. I don’t promote one dart shop over another.
You can purchase a replica ‘Mark McGeeney’ dart shirt direct from the manufacturer from Mark. Dart Shirts are made to order so there is, unfortunately, 3-4 week delay from the point of ordering to delivery. However, we always do our best to get your shirt to you as soon as possible.Please see: Merchandise
Q. Dartboard setup: What distance should man or lady throw from?
There is no difference in major darts competitions between the ladies and men. Tthe distance is 7’ 9 ¼” to the oche line measured along the ground. However many UK local leagues do have shorter throwing distances for women than men: 7' and 7' 6" being two popular throwing distances.
For dartboard setup instructions please visit Darst501.com
Q. I have just started playing darts and want to join a team. How do I find a local team and do I have to join the BDO or PDC?
I have many questions like this sent to me. To find a local team I suggest you either look in your local newspapers under for local league darts results, this will give you the locations of the local league teams or contact the venues and ask to speak to the darts captain. Also If you’re of an age to join a social club, where they have a darts team, or you are old enough to go to a pub, then this is the best place to start. You don’t need to be member the BDO or PDC to play in locally run darts leagues.
Another source for competitions and super leagues is Darts World magazine (UK). You can become a member of a professional darts organisation - details can be found on the BDO website.
If you are a Youth (under 21) I suggest you contact the BDO or one of the BDO Counties. You can also contact the JDO (Juniour Darts Organisation) or PDC who will also supply you with information.
Q. Can you recommend a good general dart website to help me get started?
My web designer / developer is a keen social and league darts player. He has written a couple of very good and well-read darts websites and in addition he has also supplied information to a few dart books and darts magazines.
If you are looking for general information regarding how to throw, dartboard setup, dart games and practice routines then I suggest you have a look at Darts501.com. If your interest is only UK darts and County darts then Darts-UK.co.uk may be your best starting point.
If you are disabled then you will find both Darts501 and Darts-UK websites also have sections regarding disability darts, dartboard setup diagrams, rules, disability darts association links and contacts. Also you may find the World Disability Darts Association and the British Disability Darts Association a source of useful information.
Q. Do I personally sponsor players?
I receive quite a number of requests asking for sponsorship and at present I am not in a position to sponsor any player or competition.
Q. We are interested in sponsoring Mark McGeeney
Details about sponsorship can be found on this website and reading the page. The best thing is to contact me.
Q. Can I add a link from Mark McGeeney to your website
I am sorry the website doesn’t have a dedicated links page.
Note from the web developer:
I have written a number of darts websites and used to have a links page on each of them. However, the links became too much to manage as many websites were not kept update or renewed hence giving the websites a lot of broken links which isn’t good. So sorry I can not add your link.
Q. I am having problems viewing all the website content correctly
The Mark McGeeney website uses HTML5, CSS3 components. If you are having difficulty seeing a page correctly try either upgrading or switching your browser.
Q I have a website technical question?
If you find any errors on this website or you have a technical question relating to my website, please contact my web designer direct:
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Q. Can I use details listed on the Mark McGeeney Website on my website?
If you want any information that is contained on this website please contact me first. You may add a web link to this website without consultation.
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