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Friday, December 26, 2008

John MaGowan chasing special prize

When John MaGowan won Bullseye, he probably did not expect it would take another 21 years to make his mark on a bigger stage. He missed out on a holiday to Barbados when his gamble with Jim Bowen, the presenter, failed, but he will eclipse that feat if he can beat Dennis Priestley in the battle of the golden oldies in the Ladbrokes.com PDC World Championship second round on Monday.

MaGowan had rarely troubled the scorers since he took up the sport as a teenager, but, at 67, he has been enjoying an Indian summer since retiring as a civil servant in Northern Ireland. He became the oldest player to record a nine-dart finish during a tournament in the Netherlands, in August, has progressed to the latter stages of two significant competitions and lost to Priestley during his first appearance in the World Championship three years ago.
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