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Article: DARTS: Aubrey is king of the south

DARTS: Aubrey is king of the south

TEENAGE darts sensation Chris Aubrey added another trophy to his collection with a win at the Southern Region Championships in Dorchester on Sunday, writes CHRIS SMITH.

The Swindon thrower overcame some of the region’s most promising talent to claim another title in what is turning out to be a prolific year.

He was understandably delighted with a victory that he had not expected going into the tournament.

He said: "It was against different players from all around the south, so I was very pleased to win.

"I wouldn’t say I was expecting to win it as there were a lot of other good players there.

"But I knew that if I played my best I had a pretty good chance, and it was a great feeling to win."

The achievement is made all the more impressive as it came just 24 hours after losing out in the

Rodbourne Cheney senior competition.

Aubrey went down to eventual winner and Welsh veteran Wayne Atwood in the semi-final, but was philosophical about the defeat.

He said: "I was disappointed to lose but I was still happy to have reached the semi-final.

"At the end of the day it was a senior competition so I think I did quite well.

"I’m still only 18 so I’ve still got plenty of time to win those sorts of competitions in the future."

As far as the future is concerned, Aubrey is cautiously optimistic about his prospects.

He said: "I am hoping to eventually become professional, but I’m just taking each game as it comes at the moment.

"I just want to keep playing well on the BDO circuit and take that as far as I can."

Wiltshire team captain Mark Thomson is certain that the youngster can go all the way.

He said: "He’s winning everything at the moment "He’s practising like mad and has put a lot of hard work in.

"This boy is going to make money."

Story By: Swindon Advertiser


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