Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Champion Paul Nicholson makes a throw at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Fans fill the hall at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Fans watch a match and drink beer at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A fan at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament cheers on his favorite player.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Many fans come to tournaments dressed in costumes that leave the crowd looking like a Halloween party.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A fan in drag walks out of the gentlemen's restroom between matches at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Among the most popular attractions at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament is the beer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Fans dressed as nuns take a cigarette break outside the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Champion Paul Nicholson was on target at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Rock star? No, champion Paul Nicholson, entering the hall flanked by security guards as fans cheer at the Betfair World Matchplay dart tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Game face

Game face

Los Angeles Times photographer Francine Orr captures the spirit and intensity of Los Angeles Kings fans outside Staple Center before, during and after the Game 4 matchup against...   View Post»

   

Betfair World Matchplay Dart Tournament

The Week in Pictures | Feb. 20-26, 2012

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, revelers dance on floats and in the streets during their turn in the spotlight at the Sambadrome during...   View Post»

   

Santa Ana winds wreak havoc across Southern California

Santa Ana winds wreak havoc across Southern California

The toll from a fierce California windstorm continued to mount Thursday as officials closed Griffith Park, workers struggled to restore power to 340,000 homes and some roads...   View Post»

   

Unrest across the Middle East and North Africa

Documenting a wave of political unrest across the Middle East and North Africa

As political unrest spread across the Middle East and North Africa, the Los Angeles Times dispatched photojournalists¬†  View Post»

Betfair World Matchplay Dart Tournament

The game of darts finds its target audience in England, under the Olympic radar. On the eve of the London Games, some wonder (seriously) why the popular pub game isn’t an official Olympic sport. Darts is considered a sport in Britain, where tournaments attract major prize money, passionate crowds and TV coverage.

Read story

2 Comments

  1. July 24, 2012, 11:00 am

    Great picture. Really exciting action at the Betfair over the weekend. It's incredible how precise those people are.

    Greg at Dazadi.com

    By: gboss@dazadi.com
  2. July 28, 2012, 12:51 pm

    No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, so he/she desires to be available that

    in detail, thus that thing is maintained

    over here.

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published