Radstock darts player Steve Grubb had his ranking pushed up to 78 in the Professional Darts Corporation's order of merit this week.
The rise came after he reached the last 32 at the Blue Square UK Open in Bolton, which earned him £2,000 in prize money.
As landlord of the Lamb Inn at Clandown, Grubb has his hands full juggling practice, running the pub and playing in regular weekend tournaments.
He is therefore thankful for the earnings – not only as it is this that determines rankings, but also as it pays for his travels to other major dart tournaments.
Thanks to the money, he can now take part in a tournament in Barnsley this weekend, followed by Germany the next.
He then flies to Las Vegas to play in two tournaments, from which he hopes to qualify for the Las Vegas Desert Classic. (full article...)