September 30th, 2016

Darts ace to take on world champion

Updated: 5:55 pm, Dec 03, 2015

DAVE HONEY Senior could not have wished for a tougher challenge when he represents his country for the first time – by taking on the world champion.

The Droitwich darts player will be playing for England on Saturday alongside the likes of Eric Bristow in a charity exhibition event in honour of one of Scotland’s greatest ever players, Jocky Wilson.

And Honey will be going to the oche at Alloa Town Hall to take on Gary Anderson, the reigning PDC World Champion, whose roll of honour for 2015 also includes the Premier League and Players Championship.

“It’s my first chance to represent my country – I’m so proud,” said Honey, who operates NY Taxis in Droitwich.

Semi-pro player Honey, a familiar face playing in the Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Redditch leagues, as well as a Sports Charity squad member, has rekindled his darting career after joining the Bromsgrove-based MSE Management six months ago.

He has earned his invitation as one of the 11 strong England team for The Gathering II, with the other players including Dave Chisnall, and Peter Manley. The event will also be raising money for breast cancer charity.

After the trip to Scotland, Honey will be going to the PDC Qualifying School in Wigan next month, looking to compete against as many as 600 players to win a PDC card to compete on the pro circuit.