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Helmsdale darts player is on target to win title on Scottish Tour

By Will Clark

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Nicky Denoon.
Nicky Denoon.

Nicky Denoon won his latest Scottish Tour title when he claimed victory at Drumchapel last weekend.

The 40-year-old from Helmsdale was in dominant form as he thrashed Sean Ryan 6-0 to pick up his first victory on the tour this season.

It was an impressive win for Denoon, who had been suffering from a back injury this year but is on his way back to full fitness again.

Denoon says he is pleased that his form is good enough to start winning tournaments again.

“All the competitions on the tour are tough, but this one went well for me,” he said.

“I played better in every game as I progressed to the final.

“I had been struggling with tennis elbow and had a nerve problem in my back which had been affecting my shoulder for the last five months.

“But in the last four weeks, I seem to have got over the problem and things appear to be sorted.

“The form has picked up again, which is good for me because the back problem was bad and my confidence had been going down.

“But hopefully that is me back to playing normal again.”

Denoon plays for Portland A in the Inverness Darts League who are currently top of the Summer League and are undefeated.

He is the defending Scottish Tour champion having claimed the overall title back in November.

He is now looking to gain momentum in the remaining two tour competitions in Dundee and Inverness later this year before the finals which take place in Glenrothes in October.

Denoon is confident he is hitting form at the right time where he is capable of making a successful defence.

“It was an important win for me at Drumchapel as i’m looking to get the ranking points to make the finals.

“I am the current champion and as long as I get the points to get into the top 24 in the rankings for the finals day, anything could happen.

“It is all good players that I will be up against, it will be whoever plays best on the day that will come out on top.”

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