held for Burnham's world darts champion Gary Anderson
special limousine tour through town and a civic reception was
held for Burnham-On-Sea's newly-crowned world darts champion Gary
Anderson on Saturday (January 17th).
Gary beat the 16-time world champion Phil Taylor to become PDC
World Darts Champion earlier this month, delighting fans across
celebrate the accomplishment, Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor Martin
Cox held a special Civic Reception and limousine drive through
the two towns.
Mayor told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're very proud of Gary,
who lives here in Burnham, and I wanted to recognise his tremendous
win with a limo tour and formal reception attended by local darts
players. It went really well - it was a very enoyable event."
was driven through Burnham and Highbridge in
a white long-stretch limousine before the reception itself.
crowd of fans also gathered outside the theatre where the champion
greeted them on his arrival, signing autographs and posing for
50 people - including scores of darts players from local teams
and leagues - attended the reception at The Princess.
of the fans at the event was Marian Corkhill, 79, right,
who was delighted to meet Gary.
am a huge fan of the game and Gary's win has made my year,"
she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
am so proud that he lives here in Burnham and it's great that
we're celebrating it with him."
said he was "really chuffed" with the turnout and thanked
all those who had come along. "It's been great to meet some
local players and hopefully this will encourage more to get into