in Chester in 1953, Dave celebrates his 50th birthday this year.
family moved to Dagenham in 1957, and it was at the family home that he
started playing darts with his father and brothers at the age of 13.
first team was Daganite Batteries Social Club, Chequers Lane, and mainly
played in C.I.U. competitions, winning through to a pair's semi-final,
but can't remember the year.
took time out from the game for over a decade and started playing again
at the back end of 1996 for the Barkingside Royals in the Ilford &
District, then joined Collier Row R.B.L. in 1998 where he's helped them
win 3-league titles.
the Ilford & District he won the Delegates Cup in 2001/2 and the
Summer Single's KO last year. Dave enters most of the local and
surrounding area's knockout's whenever possible, and his best
performance to date came in the Chelmsford Easter Singles 2002 when he
lost in the quarterfinals, also losing in the semis of the pair's with
young James Thompson the same afternoon.
lost in the final of the Royal British Legion (Chelmsford) May 2002
competition to Mark Landers, and in the final of the pairs with Kevin
Stammers in the March 2002 competition.
season Dave has achieved one of his main ambitions of playing in the
Essex Super-league, joining Chelmsford. He also hopes that once he
settles down that he will string together some results that may help
towards his other ambition, and that's to represent the County, good