|Interview Mark Webster||Back||1||2||3||4||Forward|
Mark, you are 25 years old, left-handed, wear glasses and use 20 g darts - are you some kind of BDO James Wade?
No, not really. But it's nice to meet him and to talk to him.
I read you play BDO since 2006; I am sure you started to play darts much earlier. Did you play league then?
I started when I was 18. I then played local league and took part in the Welsh open. I did win that several times in fact.
Do you think playing league is important for a player and does it help for playing tournaments?
Yes I think it is important, it's something all players do. But whether it helps? Playing tournaments is something totally different.
You never were a BDO youth player as James was?
No. I honestly didn't know something like that existed.
What did fascinate you most in darts?
I started watching when I was a child, I always watched the darts. That got me interested in it and I always wanted to do it myself.
What made you decide to join the BDO?
When you start to play county you automatically play BDO. I thought I could become a good player, I wanted that. And then you have to.
Are you a full time professional or do you intend to become one?
I am not at the moment. I still work in my job. But it's something I intend and plan to do in future.
Did the World Champion title change your life?
Yes it did quite a lot. I suddenly was some kind of local hero. I was recognised everywhere. There was a lot of hurly-burly for some weeks.