April 25: “Crafty Cockney” Eric Bristow is 60

Celebrity-04-25-1957Eric Bristow (“The Crafty Cockney”) is a former professional English darts player, born 25 April 1957.

He was ranked World No. 1 by the World Darts Federation a record six times from (1980–81,83–85, 90). He is a five time World Champion, a five time World Masters Champion and a four time World Cup singles champion. He won twenty two WDF and BDO Major titles and seventy career titles overall. In the 1980s, Bristow’s skill and personality helped turn darts into a worldwide spectator sport. In 1993, Bristow was one of sixteen top players who broke away from the British Darts Organisation to form their own organisation, which became the Professional Darts Corporation.

He retired from competitive darts in 2007 and worked as a commentator and pundit on Sky Sports’ darts coverage, but lost his job after a series of tweets on the United Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal that were condemned as offensive. He apologised the following day. [Wikipedia]

Read more at http://www.ericbristowexhibition.co.uk/

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