Join others who appreciate tossing at targets as much as you do at the 33rd annual Blueberry Hill Open Dart Tournament this weekend (Friday through Sunday, April 22 through 24), which takes place at the only (public) room in St. Louis that has five photographs of John Reichwein decorating the walls: Blueberry Hill, natch (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444). If you've ever set foot in that bar's smoky dart room, you are familiar with the bearded Reichwein and his many darting wins. Of course other greats have passed through these very same dartboard-adorned walls, including John Part and Carol Merriman, who have won a few tourneys apiece, but maybe 2005 is your year to shine. Yeah, let's show those traveling from faraway places like California, England, Las Vegas and Canada that St. Louis is boss of the boards; let's show them what it means to have the American Darters Association headquartered here.
Prices to participate in the competitions range from $10 per person (for Friday night's first event at 7:30 p.m.) to $30 per team. Not only do you have a chance to win some of the $2,500 in prize money, but you also may meet that special someone for real this time -- there are six women's events and six men's events during the tournament (and plenty of spectators to boot). For more information on the specific events and times, visit www.blueberryhill.com or www.adadarters.com.