Darts tourney tickets being snapped up fast

TIME is fast running out for local darts players who want to take on two of the biggest names in the game.

Dutch born Raymond van Barneveld, five times World Darts champion, will face Scotland’s top ranked player Gary Anderson in a head-to-head in Kirrie Town Hall on Friday, May 27 in front of what looks set to be a capacity audience.

And there will also be the opportunity for 16 local players to test their skills against two of the world’s elite.

Play-offs are currently being staged in the Roods Bar – with just six of the 16 places left to be filled.

There will be no qualifying this coming Saturday, as the sporting eyes fall on the Aintree Grand National. However, the qualifying will take place from 2 pm each Saturday for the following three weekends.

Organising the local shoot-out between Barney and Anderson is Jim Glendinning, mine host at the Roods Bar in Kirriemuir. The entry fee for the qualifiers is £3 and you can enter as often as you like in a bid to claim a coveted place on stage on the night.

Come May 27 sixteen players will have qualified - eight to take on Barney and the other eight to face Anderson.

Tickets for what promises to be an enthralling evening of quality darts have sold like hot cakes. Indeed, all the tables in the main hall have long since been snapped up, and there are only 40 upstairs places (£25) now available.

In addition to the darts action on the night there will be a raffle – with an array of darts memorabilia up for grabs and all the proceeds going to the local Girl Guide and Boys’ Brigade units.

Full details on the now limited availability of tickets can be obtained by contacting Jim Glendinning at the Roods Bar on 01575 572640.