SLIDESHOW: Darts champion Bob Anderson puts on a great show

A fantastic night of darts was enjoyed by all who attended The New Crown for the visit of former world champion Bob Anderson.

A darts knockout league has been running at the hotel in Quay Road since January and the top 10 players, along with highest finishing lady player, won the opportunity to play against The Limestone Cowboy, with the top three also winning cash prizes and trophies.

Anderson was on form, hitting several 180 scores along with a fantastic 160 checkout. He only lost to one player, knockout league winner Steve Rice, who won their match 2-0.

One lucky ticket holder won the opportunity to play against Anderson when his ticket number was drawn out. A second member of the audience was the lucky raffle winner and also won the opportunity to play the professional.

Raffle proceeds along with cash raised from auction of a signed dart board and signed picture were donated to The Sick Children’s Fund.

Money from a nine-dart challenge, which was won by Andy Wheeler with a score of 240, took the total raised to £180.

The stage and lighting for the evening were provided by York Darts Promotions.

A new knockout league will be starting at the New Crown in July, following the football World Cup, for players to compete for their chance to play against another darts professional at the presentation night later this year.

Players do not need to play each week and prizes are paid out to the weekly winners in addition to the overall league winners.