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Article: Pro switch tempts darts ace Dan Timmins

Pro switch tempts darts ace Dan Timmins

Darting dustman Dan Timmins is considering a move into the professional ranks.

The 27-year-old from Scarborough grabbed a taste of the limelight at last week^s Blue Square Open in Bolton, when he just missed out on the chance to play darts legend, Phil ^The Power^ Taylor.

Timmins marched past Andy Callary in the opening round, but was then edged out by John Ferrell, despite moving 3-1 ahead in a race to six.

Ferrell went on to tackle Taylor in the third round of the competition.

Dan said: "It was just rubbing it in really. I was unlucky not to beat John because I was 3-1 up and missed a couple of chances that would have put me a further two clear.

"I watched the draw for the next round back at the hotel and I knew that when the number one ball came out I would have played against Phil. I was gutted.

"It was a great experience though. I was practising with the likes of Dennis Priestley and Roland Scholten, who were both in the Premier League last year."

Timmins is now doing his research ahead of a possible entry into the Professional Darts Corporation, which is the darting world^s premier organisation.

Dan added: "I had a really good taste of it the other night and I would love to carry on playing at that level.

"The only problem is the cost of joining the PDC, the travelling and the entry to each tournament.

"If you do well in a couple and win a few games then that could pay for itself, so it is definitely something I^m looking at."

Story by: Scarborough Evening News


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