Mayor’s thanks as local Scott Waites goes double top of the world

Scott Waites


Our Mayor Cllr Paul Kane has added his congratulations to Huddersfield darts world champion Scott Waites. He won the BDO title for the second time on Sunday night (10 January), defeating Canadian Jeff Smith 7-1 in the final.

Scott Waite’s impressive achievements

The Bradford born carpenter’s first career success came in February 2007 when he won the Dutch Open – an event which attracted 2867 entries. He also took the Welsh Masters title in March 2007 and earlier reached the final of the 2007 Scottish Open.

Since then Scott, who currently lives in Huddersfield, has never looked back and continued his impressive form by going onto win this year’s BDO World Championship – the second time since 2013.

Cllr Kane said:

To win a world title is an amazing achievement. To win it twice shows a real dedication. The skill and determination Scott has shown throughout the tournament has been amazing. He looked beaten a number of times in the earlier rounds but always fought back.

We are blessed with sporting success stories at the moment – only last month I held a reception for some of our best sporting talent including Yorkshire cricket captain Andrew Gale.

I will be inviting Scott to the town hall in the near future so I can add my personal thanks, but once again we have a role model for young people across Kirklees to look up to. With hard work, skill and determination, you can reach the top of whatever sport you chose to do.”

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