Darts world champ to play in Nelson

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Former darts world champion Mark Webster will be in Pendle on Thursday.

Webster, who was crowned BDO world champion in 2008, will be appearing at Dewhurst Decorating Supplies on Scotland Road, Nelson in a special promotions event between 10am and 2pm.

Customers and staff will be invited to take on the popular Welshman in a special challenge in which Webster will be given six darts to better his opponent’s score with nine.

The event is one of a number organised by leading trade paint manufacturer Leyland Paints which will see Webster visit a number of their key stockists around the UK.

“It’s always a very enjoyable experience to take on members of the public and the Leyland Paints Nine Dart Challenge is a fantastic format,” said Webster, who reached the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship last Christmas.

“Whenever we do these events we always get some excellent players attend and I’m sure that will be no different in Nelson.”

Bespectacled left-hander Webster forms part of an all-star darting Team-Leyland. Current PDC world champion Michael van Gerwen and world number four Simon Whitlock are also sponsored by Leyland Paints.

“We are firmly at the heart of darts and it’s fantastic to offer both Leyland Trade users and some of our key stockists the opportunity to go head-to-head with a former world darts champion,” said Vicky Jones, stockist brand marketing manager. “I’m sure it will be a fantastic day and Mark will have to be at his very best to see off his opponents.”