ON TARGET: Raymond 'The Guru' Smith shows how it's done.
ON TARGET: Raymond 'The Guru' Smith shows how it's done. Mike Richards GLA230118DARTS

Everybody loved on target Raymond

DARTS: Those who attended to see Queensland's Australian World Darts Federation men's finalist Raymond 'The Guru' Smith at the Gladstone District Darts Association Inc were not disappointed.

Of those who were there was club secretary Jo Austen and she said the 59th ranked player in the world took time out to give tips as well as playing against most who attended.

"We had approximately 30 people came down to the hall to play Pot Luck during the afternoon," Austen said.

"The afternoon was a success considering that the 'Hotter than Hell' concert was taking place at the Tavern."

Smith donated his prize-money back to the club from the Pot Luck pairs as he and Mick Hamilton were the winners of this event.

"Raymond played nearly everyone that was at the hall with quick games of 201 and while playing against them and he gave them some tips when required to help improve their game," Austen said.

An exhibition match was then played between Smith and Tony Blackman.

"Tony is one of our members and Raymond considers him a legend of the sport," Austen said.

"When Raymond first started playing darts as a child, Tony was part of the Australian Men's Pair Champions."

Smith's is currently in Townsville as part of the Pro Darts Showdown series and his first opponent is Kyle Anderson.

Meanwhile the GDDA will hold a Super Pot Luck on January 30 from 7pm in conjunction with the club's sign-on.



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