BDO darts player Jim Williams qualifies for next month’s World Masters in Hull (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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BDO darts player Jim Williams qualifies for next month’s World Masters in Hull
DARTS player Jim Williams has qualified for next month’s World Masters in Hull.
The former Wigmore School pupil shot to prominence at the competition 12 months ago.
Williams defeated former world champion Christian Kist and Scottish captain Ross Montgomery before losing to Stephen Bunting in the last eight.
“I got to the last eight of the World Masters and played on television and that made me realise I could compete against the top players,” said Williams.
“Getting cheered on by a crowd of 3,000 people was fantastic.”
The 29-year-old joiner is 16th in the British Darts Organisation Invitation Open rankings.
He is on course to qualify for the Lakeside World Professional Championships in January.
Williams is travelling to the England Open in Bridlington this weekend.
He is also heading to Bucharest for the Romanian Open at the end of this month.
“I started at the bottom of the BDO points table 12 months ago and I have picked up some good points,”
Last month, Williams, from Shobdon, reached the quarter-finals of the Antwerp Open and was pipped 5-4 by Martin ‘Woolfie’ Adams.
He plays county darts for Montgomery and Radnor in the same team as his dad, Dave Williams.
The sportsman is indebted to the support from businessmen Mark Blandford, who runs YouWin, and Don Jaques, from Jaques International.