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World Darts Champion for Camlough

Macmillan Cancer Support and Southern Area Hospice will be the real benefactors from the visit of current World Darts Champion Gary Anderson to Camlough. Forty four year old Gary from Eyemouth, Scottish Borders will be giving an exhibition at Trainor’s Bar, Camlough on Thursday August 6.

Gary, who won the PDC World Darts Championship in January, added his second Premier League title in May with victory over Michael Van Gerwen, has also been BDO and WDF world number one.

Known as “the Flying Scotsman” Gary is an 8 time major winner and a star attraction. Touted for a long time to become World Champion it was said that when Gary was hitting his doubles “Nobody can live with him when he does that. Whether you’re world champion or world No 1, you will get beaten by Gary Anderson,” because he is such a prolific heavy scorer.  Originally from Musselburgh, East Lothians and playing under the moniker “Dreamboy” until Scottish darts legend Jocky Wilson dubbed him “the Flying Scotsman” the former builder went on to progress from running the Wellington Arms public house in Rooks Bridge, Somerset to  climb the darts ladder to World Champion.

The former Northern Ireland Open champion in 2003 & 2007 has been playing darts since 1995 and currently uses 23g Unicorn Maestro phase 3 darts, and packed Trainor’s will greet the champion to the walk on music ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain.

Tickets for the event which will be in high demand can be had by contacting Trainor’s 02830837007 and are priced at £10 each or a Meet and Greet Ticket (limited numbers) are available at £20. Doors will open at 6pm.