1991 - Issue 223: Scandi Darts - First Norway Open
By DW Staff Writers 22/07/2020
Our friends in Scandinavia may be better known for the moody crime dramas, but they have always been noted by Darts World as keen arrowsmiths:
With the early influence of Staphan Lord and later players such as Magnus Caris. There has always been an enthusiasm in Scandinavia for darts. Today there is a fully fledged PDC affiliated tour and several players have become regular fixtures. with the addition of the Baltic nations, and players such as Darius Labanauskas, it is becoming a hotbed of talent.
The amateur game has also proven popular and resilient across the region. From Iceland to Latvia the game is strong at grassroots level. Due to climate and other logistics they have also become adept at using technology and features such as streaming. The popular Iceland darts coverage provides a great example.
The WDF have always organised well attended and high quality ranking events in Norway, Denmark and other scandinavian nations. These proved a useful part of players such as Ian White and Dean Winstanley's development and provided varied competition and funding sources in some of the toughest times.
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