It would take pages to list all of Bob Sinnaeve’s dart championships and top three finishes in 19 years of tournaments throughout the world. Although retired from serious competition at the time of his induction into the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition, the Langton businessman was once ranked fourth in the world.
In addition to his extensive travel and exceptional record, he committed considerable time and energy to organizing local dart leagues.
Sinnaeve’s consistency is as impressive as his record. He was provincial champion in 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, and 1987. He was runner-up in 1982 and 1985, and finished third in 1986.
Sinnaeve was crowned Canadian Champion in 1979, 1983, 1987, and 1991, and runner-up in 1985 and 1989, with third-place finishes in 1984 and 1988.
Add to that the All-Canadian Singles championship in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. Sinnaeve also finished third in the No. 7 Dart Classic in 1986 and 1988.
He has capably represented Canada in the World Masters in London, England, and represented Canada again in the Pacific Cup held in Australia, in Hawaii (where he won gold in the Men’s Doubles and gold in the Mixed Doubles), in New Zealand and in Singapore.
Sinnaeve was in the Canada-USA Challenge in 1988, 1989, and 1990. He competed in World Cups held in Scotland, Australia, Denmark, Canada (where he was Team Captain when the men’s team finished first) and in Holland (where he was Team Captain again).
There have been numerous other prestigious competitions, including the Butlins Grand Master in Burmingham, England, the Embassy World Professional in London, England, the North American Professional, the News of the World, the MFI World Matchplay, the British Pentathlon, the Pacific Masters, the Japan World Dart Grand Prix and the Danish Open.
Throw a dart and the globe and chances are that Sinnaeve has excelled there.