I came south for day one here at Purfleet on the 07.00 train from Leeds full of trembling anticipation.
All around me on the train were number crunchers and high-flyers in the stripy suits! I concealed a copy of last year’s World Championship programme inside Zoo magazine.
The national papers were full of tournament previews but I was sad to see that Ian Wright, the footballer, had knocked darts while sharing a national TV slot with Phil Taylor.
Clock Sky Sports from here at The Tavern for the next two weeks, Wrighty...