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Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by The Jolly Man » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:27 pm

Drug Testing in Darts Update on Beta Blockers


As has been anticipated for some time, unapproved use of Beta Blockers in Darts will from 6th January 2019 be subject to disciplinary rules and procedures. This could result in a ban from playing and other penalties.

If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers (or any other medication) by your GP, health professional or specialist you need to read and fully understand the following information.

If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers (or other medication) and have obtained a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) Certificate, you have completed the requirements to declare your use of them and to continue to compete in Darts without a risk of a testing breach.
If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers (or other medication) and have not completed a TUE form, then you must do so IMMEDIATELY. Failure to do so may put you in breach of the relevant rules if selected for drug testing.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE TUE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON UKAD PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK ANY MEDICATIONS VIA GLOBAL DRO CLICK HERE
Your GP will need to sign the TUE form once you have completed it, and may need to help you complete some sections. You may need for this to be additionally supported by specialist reports. Once completed the form and documents need to be sent by post to:

Mr Tim Ollerenshaw Moore & Tibbits, 34 High St, Warwick, CV344BE

We are fully aware that medication can be a personal and private issue and full confidentiality will be maintained for all forms processed by the DRA.



We remind all players that it is your responsibility to have any medication prescribed by a GP, health professional or specialist checked to see if it or any of its ingredients are prohibited. If any player is unsure or has any questions regarding Beta Blockers or any other medications, please contact Tim Ollerenshaw by email; timo@moore-tibbits.co.uk or telephone; +44(0)1926 674544 you can also check these with Alan Warriner-Little at the PDPA either at events or email awl@pdpa.co.uk or call 07798 693998

You can also check your medication on the Global DRO website which you can access from this page SEE ABOVE LINK or you can contact Nigel Mawer, Tim Ollerenshaw or Alan Warriner-Littlewho will check these for you.

We do not need to remind you of the impact an adverse result for a prohibited substance can have on a player’s career and livelihood; in a recent case an 18 months ban was issued and the sanctions for adverse findings can carry longer suspensions from the sport than before.

Any adverse findings in relation to Beta Blockers will be dealt with (due to technical rules) by the DRA itself not UKAD. Please remember we are here to help, but ultimately it is you personally who are accountable and responsible. Doing nothing is not an option, so it is important to act now.

If you need any further assistance or help, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Fat Apples » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:42 pm

Half the BDO top 32 take beta blockers.

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Wubbalubbadubdub » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:11 am

I wonder if this is why there seems to be a lot of players out of "form" at the moment. Both codes have abused Beta-Blockers(more prevelant in the BDO because they don't seem to test anyone) and it can still be abused.
Anyone suffering from anxiety and depression can use a Theraputic exemption, which could lead to more people claiming they have these conditions just to keep using(though most likely it will help a lot of players as they do suffer depression quite often)

Until a quick and cheap testing company becomes available then Beta Blocker,Codeine(the choice of many with a few beers) and Coke will still be abused.

Would be interesting to see how many test were carried out in a year.

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by only85 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:44 am

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Stranbougie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 am

It will be an interesting day once alcohol gets banned in the darts world

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Zapp Brannigan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:57 pm

Stranbougie wrote:It will be an interesting day once alcohol gets banned in the darts world

Would have to be if it ever has any intentions of getting into the olympics

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by nikkiboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:01 pm

Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:It will be an interesting day once alcohol gets banned in the darts world

Would have to be if it ever has any intentions of getting into the olympics
Justin pipe would be world champion
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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Stranbougie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:09 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:It will be an interesting day once alcohol gets banned in the darts world

Would have to be if it ever has any intentions of getting into the olympics
Justin pipe would be world champion
Shame he's a lovely chap
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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by nikkiboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:10 pm

Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:It will be an interesting day once alcohol gets banned in the darts world

Would have to be if it ever has any intentions of getting into the olympics
Justin pipe would be world champion
Shame he's a lovely chap
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Indeed
Ginge wrote:the cancer has been cut from the BDO
21st April 2016 7:01am

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Stranbougie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:11 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:It will be an interesting day once alcohol gets banned in the darts world

Would have to be if it ever has any intentions of getting into the olympics
Justin pipe would be world champion
Shame he's a lovely chap
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Indeed
No mate . Nonce

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by nikkiboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:13 pm

Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Would have to be if it ever has any intentions of getting into the olympics
Justin pipe would be world champion
Shame he's a lovely chap
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Indeed
No mate . Nonce

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Put the special brew down and step away
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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Stranbougie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:13 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:Justin pipe would be world champion
Shame he's a lovely chap
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Indeed
No mate . Nonce

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Put the special brew down and step away
Nice to see you didn't edit that one

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by nikkiboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 pm

Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:Shame he's a lovely chap
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Indeed
No mate . Nonce

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Put the special brew down and step away
Nice to see you didn't edit that one

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There's no point as you're obviously in the blurred stage of insobriety right now.
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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by Stranbougie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:31 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:Indeed
No mate . Nonce

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Put the special brew down and step away
Nice to see you didn't edit that one

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There's no point as you're obviously in the blurred stage of insobriety right now.
I love you

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by nikkiboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:36 pm

Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Stranbougie wrote:No mate . Nonce

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
Put the special brew down and step away
Nice to see you didn't edit that one

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There's no point as you're obviously in the blurred stage of insobriety right now.
I love you

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Mutual my friend, those rosy booze soaked veins in your cheeks just turn me on :)
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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by devosteve » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:49 pm

I kind of recall that a snooker player (who took beta blockers) just faded away when the nan came into snooker?

They are used to calm nerves aren't they? Relax a person. Could t u his ban wreck the career of a top player?

Interesting to see what happens at ally pally
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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by nikkiboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:12 pm

devosteve wrote:I kind of recall that a snooker player (who took beta blockers) just faded away when the nan came into snooker?

They are used to calm nerves aren't they? Relax a person. Could t u his ban wreck the career of a top player?

Interesting to see what happens at ally pally
Kirk Stevens wasn't it?

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by 1205 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:05 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:12 pm
devosteve wrote:I kind of recall that a snooker player (who took beta blockers) just faded away when the nan came into snooker?

They are used to calm nerves aren't they? Relax a person. Could t u his ban wreck the career of a top player?

Interesting to see what happens at ally pally
Kirk Stevens wasn't it?
Bill Werbenuik.

Stevens had problems with a different kind of drug.

Neal Foulds also took beta blockers.

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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by devosteve » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:42 pm

Foulds was the guy I reckon.

Werbenuik was the 8 pints of lager guy (also wore shirts with the 'frills' on the front).

Stevens was a character from, let's say, the wild side of snooker.
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Re: Beta Blockers and Darts

Post by ssjsa » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:50 pm

devosteve wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Foulds was the guy I reckon.

Werbenuik was the 8 pints of lager guy (also wore shirts with the 'frills' on the front).

Stevens was a character from, let's say, the wild side of snooker.
Eight pints my arse. :grin:

https://drunkard.com/top-drunks-big-bill-werbeniuk/

Also from his Wikipedia page:

Alcohol consumptionEdit

Werbeniuk was noted for the copious amounts of alcohol he consumed before and during matches – at least six pints before a match and then one pint for each frame. In total, he drank between 40 and 50 pints of lager per day.[1][3] Doctors advised Werbeniuk to drink alcohol to counteract a familial benign essential tremor.[4] Later in his career he also took propranolol, a beta blocker, to cope with the effects of his alcohol consumption on his heart.[5]

Bill was also famously reported in the UK tabloid press as successfully claiming the cost of 6 pints of lager before every match as a tax deductible expense.[2]

Some of Werbeniuk's most famous feats of drinking include: 76 cans of lager during a game with John Spencer in Australia in the 1970s;[1]43 pints of lager in a snooker match/drinking contest against Scotsman Eddie Sinclair in which, after Sinclair had passed out following his 42nd pint, Werbeniuk was reported to say "I'm away to the bar now for a proper drink";[6] 28 pints of lager and 16 whiskies over the course of 11 frames during a match against Nigel Bond, in January 1990 – after which Werbeniuk then consumed an entire bottle of Scotch to "drown his sorrows" after losing the match.[1]
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