Posted on January 3rd, 2013
Paul Amos ‘Moo Moo’ Aims to Turn Professional Following National Tournament Win
The pub player, from Catford, South London, won the Redtooth Darts pub tournament beating fellow finalist Steve Rice 4-0. The game took place during the Ladbrokes PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in the capital.
The 37 year old beat-off competition from hundreds of players from more than 270 pubs across the UK to win the Redtooth Darts competition and receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the World Cup of Darts in Hamburg, Germany in February.
He will now go on to the PDC Qualifying School, which takes place on January 17-20 in Wigan, with the aim of winning a place on the PDC ProTour.
Paul, who plays darts at the Bellingham Ex-Serviceman’s and Social Club on Allerford Road, said: “It was an amazing experience to play on the Ally Pally stage and to do well too was great. I want to play in the World Championships in the future and I will do my best to now get through Q. School.
“It won’t be for a lack of trying or a will to win. This is what I want to do and hopefully I can continue to play well and get through to the professional stage.
“We had backstage passes at the World Championships and practiced alongside the professional players, including Mark Walsh. I really enjoyed the opportunity, it was a great day.”
Sky Sports’ John Macdonald attended the final alongside legendary darts referee Russ Bray and Paul began the match with a 180 with his first three darts.
Paul’s Moo Moo nickname comes from his school days when friends called him after Amos Brearly a fictional character in the ITV hit Emmerdale. His army of family, friends and supporters provided a chorus of “Mooooos” to add to an exciting atmosphere at the Ally Pally final.
Paul added: “It’s not the best nickname but it’s not the worst and it seems to have stuck! It provides a quirky atmosphere and catchphrase for friends to sing. I had great support with people getting tickets to come and watch me play, which was good to see.”
Redtooth Darts, powered by Protégé Events, remains open for pubs to enter the competition throughout the year.
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