Report from Paul ‘Moo Moo’ Amos
I arrived at the venue just after 9am in time for a decent practice before players championship no:6 starting at 12 noon.
Was feeling confident after beating the world number 10 Dave Chisnal in the last tournament, and narrowly losing to the world number 12 Kevin Painter 6-5 in the last leg decider the day before in players championship 5.
So the draw was made about 11 o clock and my first match was against Darren Johnson a good solid dart player. Also on my board was the legend that is called Phil (THE POWER) Taylor.
I won my first match 6-5 in a tight close game and played well. But into the next game (last 64) I will now meet Phil Taylor . I was feeling ok and confident bearing in mind he’s 16 time world champion and I was soon to find out why that was. We both started off well but a few 180’s and decent scoring wasn’t enough to halt to legend who is a relentless machine.
Phil triumphed 6-0 with an outstanding 108 average. But how many people can say they have competed at that level with Phil Taylor. It was a great experience gained and learning all the time. We had a little chat after and got some good feed back about my throw and practising. He’s not just a fantastic dart player but a true gent as well. None of this would be possible without the sponsorship and continued support of Redtooth, which I am extremely grateful.
So all in all it was a decent weekend vital experience plus extra money onto my PDC order of merit and a little rise in the world rankings. Onwards and upwards.
Next stop Gibraltar for euro tour 5 which I qualified for and will play Mark Webster a former world champion and world number 20.