Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor suffered his worse defeat yet during his one-man roadshow at Rileys in Birkenhead on Wednesday night, losing four out of 10 matches, including one with the only female contender of the night Pam Courts.

Pam (51) who has just been picked to play darts for Merseyside County got some good practice in at the event before her first County match next week, beating the 15 times world champion in the final match of the night.

Delighted with her win Pam said: “It was amazing, his face was a picture when I threw that last dart.”

It didn’t seem to be Phil’s night from the start. After winning his first game against Paul Molyneux, the Birkenhead ‘challengers’ came back to win three out of the first six matches. By the end of the night the score stood at Phil Taylor six (6) challengers four (4).

The first win of the night came from 28 year-old Jamie Green, the son of Robbie Green, the world ranking number four, followed by 46 year-old Glyn Corus and 40 year-old Darren Hiles.

Phil took his defeats in great humour and after the matches congratulated all the competition winners who had taken part.

Addressing the crowd after the matches Phil said: “If I was to go back to County darts I’d definitely play for Merseyside, though looking at the skill shown here tonight I’m not sure I’d get in.”

The evening at Rileys Birkenhead was part of the Phil Taylor roadshow, where Phil is appearing at a number of Rileys Dartzones across the UK.

Phil, the darts ambassador for Rileys, played the 10 lucky competition winners before chatting to the crowd and ended the evening signing autographs and having his photograph taken with the fans.

For more information and dates for the Phil Taylor roadshow visit


About The Author