Kyle Anderson international darts player to visit Wedderburn
Published on 10 June 2016
Leading international professional darts player Kyle Anderson will be in Wedderburn this month for an exhibition event at the Mechanics Hall.
Planned for Tuesday, 21 June, the evening will be hosted by the Loddon Darts Association.
Currently ranked 37 in the world, Mr Anderson, 28, was born in Perth and started playing darts at the age of six.
He has been competing in tournaments since he was nine and won the World Youth Championship in 2003.
After a long and productive run around Australia and overseas, he moved to the UK in 2013 in a successful bid to join the professional circuit in Europe.
Contest director Robert Day said this would be the first time Mr Anderson had visited the Loddon group.
“We think we’ll start off with a question and answer time, then, over the night, 15 players will tackle him in ‘best of three’ singles matches,” Mr Day said.
“Those challengers will mostly come from our league, though we have invited a few other neighbouring associations to build the numbers.
“Then, at the end of the evening, there should be time for photos.”
The Loddon Darts Association, a non-profit organisation founded in 2002, meets weekly at various venues.
Over recent years, members have competed against teams based in Boort, Bridgewater, Inglewood, Charlton, Logan, Korong Vale, Serpentine, Wychitella and Wycheproof.
“We currently have about 50 members coming principally from the Wedderburn, Inglewood and Korong Vale areas, though we do get others from Charlton and St Arnaud,” Mr Day said.
“This has been one of our better years, too, with numbers slightly up.
“Our two major annual tournaments – the Gold Fossickers Cup in July and White Twenty in early December – attract up to 200 people from all over the state as well as southern New South Wales.
“We see 30-odd teams of at least five players each and they all bring wives and partners.”
Tickets for the Wedderburn event booked before 12 June cost $15, but entry price at the door will be $20. Starting time is 7.30pm.
For tickets or more information, phone Robert Day on 0439 372 118 or Tania O'Connell on 0429 947 242. Visit www.loddon.vic.gov.au