Darts was founded in 1969 with approximately 50 members playing
out of the 4 Beenleigh Hotels and the Waterford Hotel. We
have now expanded to having 350 members flocking to Beenleigh
Darts form all over South East Queensland. Beenleigh Darts
is affiliated with Zone 10 Darts, QDA and the DFA & SQDC.
Beenleigh members have represented all these elite and illustrious
organisations throughout the years.
the 38 years of our Association many members have come and
gone. Some have moved interstate, some just no longer play
the sport and some have passed on. However we have many members
who are clocking up their 30+ years and are still with us,
but may have changed just a little.
& Shirley Hickmore (1969) Both were involved with
the founding of Beenleigh Darts Club. Noel last played
in 2000 for Triards but due to ill health retired to Chancellor
Park in 2002.
Lewis (1970) still plays and captains the Kandoos Darts
Team. Lil was Registra for the club for many years and
served on the committee. A Life Member, Her smiling face
can also be seen behind the bar.
Wolter (Ratcliffe 1970) a founder member of what is
now Beenleigh Darts, is the longest serving member of
the Association. Chris was the first lady to throw 180
in the club, the first ladies singles champion, the
first person to take out Gold Membership and played
in the first all ladies darts team, The Sunuppers. She
has served on the committee as secretary & treasurer
for many years and is a Life Member. Chris was also
partly responsible for founding the Beenleigh Juniors.
started playing after he met Chris and is now just reserve
for his son Andrews team. Don served as Club President
for many years and will turn 80 on Anzac Day 2007. He
was awarded life membership in Feb 2007.
Johnson joined Beenleigh Darts in 1970 and captained
the first all ladies team, the Sunuppers, playing from
the Sundowner Hotel, Beenleigh.
Beenleighs most senior member, passed away in August
is survived by two daughters Ann & Chris who have
both been members of the Association since 1970.
& the late Karen Evans. John still plays and captains
two nights each week for Kingsridge.Sons David & Martin
and daughter Donna all took up the sport. John served
as President of the club and was a committee member for
& Mavis Douglass are still playing for Payday and
both are very active representative members
McGlen joined Beenleigh Darts in 1979 and still plays
league on Thursday Nights. Desley was Beenleigh's first
Lady State rep, a fete which she accomplished twice. She
is a life member of the Association, and served on the
committee as treasurer for many years. Desley is at present
the Gaming and Liquor Nominee for the Club.
year 2007 is the 21st anniversary of ownership of our own
club house. The club house changed dramatically since we first
took over with renovations still in progress. We think Beenleigh
is the first dart club to have full liquor and gaming machine
Darts can accommodate 24 competition boards, with twenty boards
permanently in use weekly.