dartitis


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dartitis

(dɑːˈtaɪtɪs)
n
(Games, other than specified) (in darts) nervous twitching or tension that destroys concentration and spoils performance
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ERIC Bristow, one of the world's finest darts players, had his career drastically cut short by an attack of dartitis.
31 for this tournament, Webster has dropped down the rankings over the past few years having suffered the symptoms of dartitis.
The realisation slowly dawned and drew beads of sweat to the brow, OTB had contracted the punting equivalent of dartitis.
After failing down the world rankings and suffering dartitis, a psychological condition that affects a player's technique, Burnett's career looked over.
Lively tales abound from his childhood onwards, including his demise, mainly through the onset of dartitis.
Walsh has only just returned to the sport in the last few months after suffering from Dartitis but there was nothing wrong with his throwing last night.
Bristow groomed Taylor for greatness after his dominance was dented by dartitis - a psychological problem similar to the yips in golf where a player struggles to let go of the dart - and he says the Potteries hero and Ray van Barneveld are the only players on the circuit he fears.
He said: "Eric should really have beaten me in that final - but he had dartitis.
To combat the symptoms of dartitis, Webster had been studying a documentary of Eric Bristow explaining how he beat the most feared disease on the oche.
After falling down the world rankings and suffering dartitis, a psychological condition that affects a player's technique, Burnett's career looked like it was over.
The Prince of Wales is in much better form of late, having seemingly overcome a bout of dartitis which affected him last year, and he could be a bit of value at 13-8 to overcome Alan Tabern.
DARTITIS and the golfing yips - two afflictions that have struck down some great names over the years with a casualty list including Eric Bristow, Bernhard Langer, Ben Hogan, Harry Vardon, Sam Snead and Peter Alliss.