Oxford University Darts Club
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Oxford University Darts Club runs the inter-collegiate darts league which is the fifth best participated sport at the university. Around 300 players compete in the inter-collegiate league each week, representing one of the 25 college teams entered into the competition. The team also competes against a team from the University of Cambridge in the varsity match. This was televised by the BBC in 2005 but has been described as "the worst display of darts ever to grace the BDO World Championship stage and television screens."
Darts at Oxford saw a record number of participants in 2011. The Inter-Colligiate tournament is at the heart of OUDC with the league running over both Michaelmas and Hilary and the traditional Cuppers taking place in Trinity term. Darts at Oxford has been dominated by a number of colleges with St John's, Christ Church and Lincoln normally represented in the Premier Division and picking up a number of titles between them. In the last 10 years Exeter College has dominated college darts winning the League or Cuppers in 8 of the last 10 years. The 2011 league title was won by Worcester College, in their inaugural season in the Premier Division.