started playing darts for Cell Barnes Hospital social club at a young age
- but was not allowed into pubs! First trophy was the Cell Barnes social
Teams played for in the local St. Albans league included: Batchwood 'B', White Lion, Rats Castle, Baton, Jolly Sailor, Swans, Garibaldi, Hunters, Crooked Billet
Played in teams for, and won, the following local darts leagues - as much as I can immediately remember - there are most certainly more! :
St.Albans: On several occasions, League, Fours, Team K.O. Also Pairs and Secretary's cup winner, Mixed Threes winner and Singles runner-up.
Potters Bar: League, Team K.O, Pairs
Borehamwood: League, Team K.O., Pairs runner-up
Watford: League, Team K.O.
Ware Independent League: All on several occasions: League, Team K.O., Singles, Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Fours, Eights, Team K.O., Handicap K.O. and Champion of Champions
Ware Summer League: On several occasions, Singles, Pairs, Sixes, League, Team K.O.
Ware Wednesday League: League, Team K.O., Fours
Harlow: League, Team K.O.
Sandridge: League, Team K.O., twice Singles winner, Pairs
Enfield Club League: Singles winner twice in three years, League, Team K.O.
East Herts Club League, League, Team K.O., Singles runner-up
Hertford Ladies League: Mixed Pairs winner
Herts Super League for London Colney, Verulam, Watford, Sandridge and County 'A' and 'B' teams for Hertfordshire. In Herts 'B' team that won promotion to first division.
Representative player for Hertfordshire Select vs Sweden
Also, many independent competitions including Herts Inter-League competition winners, Hertford area winner of both the News of the World and NDAGB national competitions.
Winner of the McMullens Singles for two consecutive years (lost in final the third year!) and McMullens Team K.O. Reached last 32 of the national Silver Jubilee Classic Threes in 1977.
Runners-up in the Napsbury Open pairs. Strangely, visiting relatives in Wales, I was allowed to enter the local area super league singles, losing in the semi-final. The presentation was by Eric Burden who I played in an exhibition game before the presentation. Best of 3x1001 - won 2-0, both legs less than 30 darts.
And... Guinness World Record Holders for 1,000,001 in 1978.
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