I was calling a couple of games on a county weekend…. I was never going to be as good as the likes of Phil Taylor and all these boys so I became one of the county callers… Continue reading 64 and Still Counting: Russ Bray’s As Busy As Ever
Hylton was named “Best Newcomer” in the PDC at that season’s awards event, due to his strong debut year. In 2011, he reached the quarter-finals at a TV tournament for the first time… Continue reading When Hylton Flew High
Kirk’s run in 2008 was remarkable, those who knock it are fools, yet it could have been even better! If Kirk had done nothing else he would warrant a place amongst our ‘Unsung Heroes‘. In most any other sports Kirk Shepherd’s run to the final of the World Championship of 2008 would be fondly remembered as a beacon of possibility and a wonderful fairy tale … Continue reading Unsung Heroes – Kirk Shepherd
Whether you remember him as ‘The Ton Machine’, ‘The Man in Black’ or as the best lefty of his generation, darts was the better for having Glazier in it…. Continue reading Unsung Heroes – Alan Glazier.
Brown claimed the Indoor League and British Open titles in 1977 and ’79 respectively. He was placed third in the World Championships in 1979 and 1980….. Continue reading Unsung Heroes – Tony Brown
Unsung Heroes – ‘Evans the Arrow’. IN the modern era of ‘Professional’ darts, we take it for granted that the players at the very top of the game enjoy at least ‘a good living’ from the game, this was not always the case. Alan Evans, ‘Evans the Arrow’ has a claim to have been the first professional dart player. During the mid-seventies, he was driven from … Continue reading Unsung heroes – Alan Evans
It is quite shocking, but typical of Cookie, that his record begins with that major triumph. He seems to appear from thin air and disappear just as quickly! Continue reading Unsung Heroes – Paul Cook
The rewards started to come in 2019, Nick began winning big events and major opens again. He qualified for the World Masters and was unlucky to draw Scott Waites early on. Continue reading Unsung Heroes: Nick Fullwell
In February, 2010, Mark “Mile High” Hylton began what was to be a shortish, but highly significant, test flight in the world of PDC darts. A superb take off was followed by a turbulent spell ‘cruising at altitude’ before a steep decent took him away from our view. Mark Hylton had been around amateur darts for quite some time, including a notable appearance at the the, 2007 UK Open, before he was … Continue reading ‘Mile High’ Leaves A Vapour Trail.
If major shocks did occur the winner did not then go much further Ayres confounded that pattern. Continue reading Unsung Heroes – Tony Ayres