With kind regards,
My name is Paul Hinsche, born in 1984 and as far as my memory goes back a fan of the beautiful sport darts. The first memory I have goes back to Lakeside 1995 where the postmen from The Hague reached to the finals and lost against Richie Burnett. From that day on Raymond van Barneveld is my youth hero and I met him when he won his first Lakesidetitle back in 1998. Since that day I’m following him and the sports whenever I’m able to and I love to throw some darts myself.
For Dartsjournalist.com I’m mainly the man behind the scenes. If it comes to technical issues, creating logo’s, banners and editing pictures it’s all in my hands.
Next to that I’ll do some of the translations from the Dutch articles and interviews into English.
My name is Rob O’Halloran and I am the English Editor for Dartsjournalist.com
I am an 19 year old Irishman, and have been a huge Darts Fanatic for seven years. I also have a great passion for many sports such as soccer and Formula 1. It is my intention to study Journalism/Sports Journalism once I finish school as I am entering my final year. I have a great interest in sports journalism, be it writing for a newspaper or website, or commentating on the action in years to come.
The first time I watched Darts was the 2007 World Darts Championship semi-final between Phil Taylor and Andy Hamilton. From then on I was hooked, particularly after the incredible World Championship final between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld. I watch all of the events on Sky Sports and itv4, as well as the european tour events online. I also follow the pro-tour score updates on live.dartsdata.com.
Via twitter i got into contact with Pieter Verbeek, the owner of the site, with similar passions to myself, and after numerous dicussions he asked to me to do English articles for Dartsjounalist.com. I have done many pieces for the website since and I am really enjoying it.
I have attended the darts in Dublin on numerous occasions and will continue to do so for years to come. I play every day as a hobby and have a huge passion for the game. It is my intention to attend the World Darts Championship in London.
My name is Bart Timmer, and I’m a 16-year-old darts enthusiast from The Netherlands. I’m an editor on this website, mostly writing English articles.
The first game of darts I ever saw was way back in 2006, a game at Lakeside between Co Stompé and Paul Hanvidge. I was seven years old at the time. I was rooting for my countryman Stompé, but he would end up losing the game 3-1 in sets. However, two other Dutch darts players made the final, in which Jelle Klaassen beat Raymond van Barneveld. Darts was the only thing that was on my mind for a while, but I would eventually stop thinking about it because darts simply wasn’t on TV for more than half a year.
This would go on for a couple of years, i would see Lakeside on Eurosport every year and have darts fever for a couple of weeks. The moment when I really became a darts fan was at the end of 2010. I was twelve years old, and me and my family had a free three months of ‘Sport 1’, a Dutch channel that can be compared to ‘Sky Sports’ in the United Kingdom. They broadcasted the PDC World Darts Championship 2011 and I was hooked. From that moment onwards, I have watched every single game of darts from the PDC on RTL 7 (who took over the darts rights after the 2011 WDC), on their stream, or catching up on their website in the videos section.
I don’t only have a passion for darts, I have also been writing almost all my life. From writing down all the darts players I knew on a piece of paper at a very young age, to what I’m doing right now. Although Dartsjournalist is my very first official form of darts media I’m writing for, I have been doing things related to writing articles for a while. Example is updating the TV-tournaments qualifying races or the Order of Merit on a Dutch darts forum called darts.nu. Darts.nu is also where I ‘met’ Pieter Verbeek, this website’s owner. I think Dartsjournalist is a great start to my possible career as a journalist and I feel priviliged to have gotten this possibility at such a young age.