Category Archives: My Darts Interviews

Interviews with darts people :)

Lakeside 2016: Andersen Banned, Hewson In!

Disciplinary action taken by the Danish Darts Union (DDU) against one of its members has handed a spot at January’s Lakeside Darts World Championship to Englishman, Sam Hewson. Continue reading Lakeside 2016: Andersen Banned, Hewson In!

John Part Exclusive: North Americans at Lakeside 2016

We spoke to Canadian, Sky Sports Pundit and three-times World Champion, John Part, to see how he feels the North American representatives will fare at the Lakeside World Darts Championship this January. Continue reading John Part Exclusive: North Americans at Lakeside 2016

Jersey Festival of Darts

The Jersey Festival of Darts double-header at the weekend was an excellent one for friends of this site. Scotty ‘Dog’ Mitchell and Jamie ‘Yozza’ Hughes, both regular contributors, won the Jersey Open and Jersey Classic respectively. Continue reading Jersey Festival of Darts

Dan Perry: Future World Champion?

At the moment, 14 year-old Daniel Perry is a relatively low-profile, Dorset based youngster with a bright future in darts. We caught up with Dan just ahead of him leaving for Turkey and the WDF’s World Cup, to find out a little more about him and his (very short) journey in darts so far. Continue reading Dan Perry: Future World Champion?

Yozza’s Red Dragon Signature Darts

BDO World Number Four, Jamie Hughes, recently proudly announced the debut of his new signature darts, developed with Red Dragon. We caught up with Yozza, to see just what was involved. Continue reading Yozza’s Red Dragon Signature Darts

Jamie Hughes: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

Over the last few weeks Jamie Hughes has (reluctantly) shared things with us that not everyone knows. Jamie recently won the Swedish Open and moved up to number four in the BDO Mens Invitation table.

He seems a humble man, who would prefer not to have attention on him, but when you’re having a great year in your chosen sport and moving up the rankings, people show an interest and want to know more, so here we go with Jamie’s Things You Didn’t Know… Continue reading Jamie Hughes: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About… Scotty Dog Mitchell

This week we persuaded Scotty ‘Dog’ Mitchell to tell us ten things about himself that people may not be aware of.

So, we all know that Scott is the reigning BDO World Champion, who owns a landscaping company and has a farming background. We also know he lives in Dorset with his wife, Sharon, son and county darts playing daughter, but did you know any of the ten facts below, that Scott shared with us? Continue reading Ten Things You Didn’t Know About… Scotty Dog Mitchell

Richard Ashdown Interview: Part Two

Welcome back for the second and final part of our interview with Little Richard Ashdown. In part one Richard spoke to us about his journey to Master of Ceremonies, BDO duties, a ‘typical’ day and troubled moments.

You can read part one here, to refresh your memory, or maybe because you enjoyed it so much the first time round(!), or simply because you haven’t already. Continue reading Richard Ashdown Interview: Part Two

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s the Master of Ceremonies for the BDO! Part One

Earlier this week, Richard Ashdown revealed on his personal Facebook account, that he was celebrating two years as the BDO’s Master of Ceremonies – I spoke to Richard not to long ago about what it takes to be a professional referee.

If you thought the Darts Referees just turn up at major tournaments, call out some numbers and then go and have a few beers, you’d be wrong! Also, if you think “I know how to finish 85 – I could mark a match on stage”, again, you’d be wrong (probably!)!

One of the first things that became apparent when chatting with Richard, is that what he lacks in height, he certainly makes up for in enthusiasm in answering questions! As good as he is at words though, numbers are really his thing.

Continue reading Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s the Master of Ceremonies for the BDO! Part One

Pip Blackwell Interview: Help Choose his New Nickname!

I recently had the pleasure to interview another humble BDO player (they can’t all be like this surely?!) – Pip Blackwell. Not only was he humble and helpful, he was keen for us to see if we could find a different nickname for him! Jump to the bottom of the interview if you’d like suggest something straightaway… or maybe have a quick read of the article first to get some inspiration.

A quick look at Darts Database would suggest that Pip has been playing the BDO circuit for a number of years – his first listed tournament is the BDO Gold Cup in the summer of 2007. The reality is that he’s only seriously been playing in ranking tournaments for just over a year. In that time Pip has risen to be a top ten player. Continue reading Pip Blackwell Interview: Help Choose his New Nickname!