Name: Paul Walker   (June 2002)

Team: Collier Row, Winchester Club, Cross Road, Collier Row

League: Essex Men's Super League


In Brief:  Born in Plaistow in 1961, Paul started playing darts socially with his mates in 1980 at the Brewery Tap in Walthamstow. Paul, who lives in Dagenham, returned to playing league darts in 2001 after having an 8-year layoff due to personnel reasons, and has started to find his old form returning. As well as being a member of Collier Row Super league team, he also applies his tungsten tossing skills in the Brentwood Borough & District league for table topping Harold Wood Neighbourhood Centre 'B'. Paul has many memories of his early years and here are a few highlights: In 1990, Paul won the Essex stage, along with Terry Rose, of the Masters before losing in the second round at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent; In 1987, he lost to Kevin Burrows 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the Hemsby May-day Singles; In 1990/1 season, Paul was picked for the Essex County squad, but was never given the chance to show what he could do; In the "Bells Doubles" Paul partnered George Harris making three consecutive finals, 1990 to 1992, winning the competition in 1990; although Paul can't remember the year, he was part of the six man team that won the Bedworth Open; In 1991, he was a member of a four man team that lost in the final of the "IPA Sureshot" competition. Paul's ambition is now to continue his steady return to form and to push for selection for County next season.