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David

Kyoto Japan

Somehow Phoenix's Vendor and/or NDA entered all the Master's players from here into the B Flight of the 01 singles but one guy.  Contary to what some have said out there, I do not enter the level the level is set by NDA.... you just sign up as a Master and every time most of all Phoenix Master's are in the A Flight of the 01....well this year we weren't so I at first thought it must just be a random thing until I got a ton of grief about it.... Some less then knowledged people out in the internet stated I must have "cheated" and sandbagged my stats(Sandbagging is cheating and I wrote a article about it not very long ago...) to be in that division where in fact what happened is we play double in/double out league here in Phoenix versus the rest of the country that plays straight in straight out so our stats are naturally a bit lower.  Normally they do a adjustment hence most Phx players are in the A bracket. I carry the highest stats locally and so if I "Cheated" then our whole system cheats...and that doesn't happen..... Anyways enough about that but I was hurt by some comments as they just were not fair nor accurate.  In the endWell it was a super busy ten days last week that ended with a quick trip to Kyoto Japan,  When I say quick I mean I spent more time traveling there then I actually spent time there!  In all, I spent 52 hrs traveling and was there only 36 hrs!! Crazy I know but it was a great place to see with a big payday if you win.  I had gone there for the D-Crown event and it was a bit of a adventure....

I had to fly into Osaka Japan, then catch a 75 min train to Kyoto station ending with me trying to figure out how to get to my hotel.  Now I could have attempted to grab a cab but the issue there is I would have needed the info for my hotel in Japanese as there is very little English there, only about 1% I am told understands English.  This I found out on my first time and to be honest was a bit surprising as I assumed they would speak loads of English.  I been to many countries around the world but Japan is definitely the most challenging due to the language barrier.

So arrive off the train....I did the task that was at hand and by no means was the level of play low as they are Master players.
Now I head to Kyoto in a few hours and it will be a bit of a adventure as I have to find my way to Kyoto from Osaka on my own and how to get to the venue.  It will be a quick trip as I arrive Saturday afternoon, play Sunday and head home Monday.  There is not much English over there so trying to figure the best ways before I get there.

It is exciting to go back as I am playing well and really enjoy the format over there as it is longer games and split bull.  Takes a good game to do well and now that I experienced the format once I have a better idea what I am in for.

So time for a bit of rest as been a long few days and no rest in the near future.....but want to end with CONGRATS to both TEAM USA Men's and Women's Team for winning the Internation Team events!!!

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NDA Review and Kyoto bound!

Well what a long few days but overall a very productive one with some great darts!!  I managed to hit finish 4th or better in 5 out of 7 events with one title.  I have not played that much darts in years as the event goes from early in the am until late at night then you get up and go again....I did four days and not sure I could do more!!!  I got a little over 12 hrs at home before I returned to work with a shorten shift as I am headed off to Kyoto Japan this weekend for a return to the D-Crown Tour.

I had some great partners this week so need to say special thanks to:  JC Martinez (4th in the Master's 01 doubles)  JC Martinez and Suzie Lawson (third in Master's Mixed Team) JC Martinez, Eric Barron and Bob Castillo (Third in Master's Cricket Team) Lisa Yee as we got 2nd in the Master's Mixed doubles for the third time together.  Everyone shot GREAT!!!  Also a HUGE thanks to FIT FLIGHT for supplying everyone of my partners new products to try which everyone became BIG fan's of the product line.

Now for the negative...

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