Awesome Dawson Can't Wait to be Vegas TV Star Again
Awesome Dawson Murschell can’t wait to be a TV star again and produce another huge giant-killing in Las Vegas.
The cool Canadian kid burst onto the scene at last year’s event with a dramatic 6-5 win over James Wade in the first round and will be looking to make more history in the opening event of this year’s World Series of Darts.
It’s just a fortnight before the five-day festival of darts gets underway at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort on Tuesday July 3 with the first of two days of qualifiers.
Murschell must first book his place at the event by winning one of four qualifiers or finishing in the top four of the combined Qualifiers' Order of Merit, but has his sights set on making his mark on TV once again.
He admitted: “I can’t wait to play in Vegas again, it’s such a fun place.
“I’ve seen what the venue will look like at Mandalay Bay and it looks really special, I can’t wait to get back out there.
“I want to get back playing on TV, where I enjoy playing darts the most – it’s the key to being a full-time pro.”
Last year’s win over Wade was the turning point for the 22-year-old moving over to the UK for the start of 2018, winning his Tour Card in January and playing on the ProTour.
Murschell lives in St Helens where he regularly practices alongside Stephen Bunting, and the Canadian ace hopes the experience he has gained over the last year will stand him in good stead for July’s American showpiece.
He added: “Last year was a huge moment for me beating James.
“Since that win, I wanted to make a real go of it and make a living out of the game.
“The main thing was winning my Tour Card and now I’m practicing hard every day in the week and playing on the ProTour at the weekend.
“Hopefully my hard work and dedication will pay off with a good performance in Vegas and over the rest of the year on the ProTour.”
Story By: Phil Lanning
Date : 21-06-2018