In a clash of darts great titans, Bobby George will once again take to the oche to do battle with other legends of the game: Bob Anderson, John Lowe, Keith Deller, Cliff Lazarenko, Dave Whitcombe, Peter Evison, and the crafty Cockney himself, Eric Bristow.
That man was Bobby “Bobby Dazzler” George, the one-time Barkingside floor layer who picked up his first dart at the age of 30 before, almost, conquering the world.
Now 62 and still the handsome charmer that first wowed fans three decades ago, George splits his time between exhibitions, hosting corporate fishing days at his sprawling George Hall mansion near Ardleigh and manufacturing proper’ homemade dartboards.
But next Friday, the two-times world championship runner-up returns to the oche at Purfleet’s Circus Tavern – home of the PDC World Championship for 14 years – for the inaugural BetFred.com League of Legends.
George says that it will be good to face the other legends again, and that he is looking forward to the start of the inaugural event. “They talk about it being revenge time but of course I’ve played Eric since that final. If I’d played him the week after it might have been revenge but it’s nearly 30 years ago and we’ve mellowed a bit, but I still want to beat him,” Bobby remarked.
BetFred, the tournament sponsors, have made The Dazzler a 7/2 second favorite to win the event, and the tournament will be screened live on Setanta Sports. George insists that the event is still up for grabs.
“They probably made me second favorite because I’m the best looking one for my age,” jokes George.
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