Darts stars take Inverurie by storm

Pictured with Garioch Masters organisers Graeme Kennedy (centre) and Heather Bandy are Gary Robson, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, James Wade, John Henderson, Raymond van Barneveld and Paul Nicholson.
Pictured with Garioch Masters organisers Graeme Kennedy (centre) and Heather Bandy are Gary Robson, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, James Wade, John Henderson, Raymond van Barneveld and Paul Nicholson.
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Darts fever came to Inverurie on Friday (February 17) with some of the world’s top players battling it out for the annual Garioch Masters.

There was a fantastic atmosphere at the Garioch Sports Centre with seven of the game’s leading players contesting the title, alongside local Aberdeen qualifier David Knowles.

With an audience of more than 400 roaring them on, the giants of the game, including recently crowned world champion Adrian Lewis, had the Inverurie venue absolutely rocking and put on a superb display for the fans.

In the end it was Englishman James Wade who walked off with a 5-3 win and the title after gaining revenge on Australian Simon Whitlock who had beaten him 8-4 in Thursday night’s thrilling Premier League match at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The Garioch Masters event organiser, Graeme Kennedy, said it had been a great night and everything had gone perfectly.

He added: “Its been yet another terrific night here at The Venue and I would like to pay tribute to all those who have made it such a success.

“Centre manager Stuart Gordon and his team do a fantastic job, and the players really enjoy coming here and they all have great fun in a tremendous atmosphere.”

The fans lapped up the occasion and were left clamouring for more.

One said: “It was great being at something like this .

“You see it on the telly but you can’t beat actually beat being there. Seeing the top players in the game in action is something you don’t forget.”

Another added: “It’s great seeing these guys in Inverurie. To get all those big names at one event is fantastic. I can’t wait for them to come back again. What an evening.”