The PDC world number 53, ‘Rapid’ Ricky Evans, talks us through his darts memories…
First darts memory?
Watching my dad play a county darts match around 1995 or 1996.
First darts hero?
Again it has to be my dad. He’s my hero, full stop. And is still awesome now!
First set of darts?
They were a little cheap set from Red Dragon. I bought them in Great Yarmouth when I was 12.
First darts team?
My first darts team was the Burton Bulldogs.
First game on TV?
Unfortunately my first game on TV was the 6-1 pasting against Michael Smith in the PDC World Youth Championship final in 2013. Although I have played before that at youth level on Dutch TV.
First nine darter?
I’ve only ever hit three in practice and the first one of those was approximately five years ago.
First professional tournament win?
I’ve won hundreds of tournaments locally and nationally. I’ve won on the PDC Youth Tour and Challenge Tour and recently I won the PDPA World Championship Qualifier. Before that I qualified for the PDC tour at Q-School on the first day in 2013.