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Inverness darts player Jamie Fraser proves a knockout to win Boxing Day Cup

By Will Clark

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Jamie Fraser proved to be the comeback kid as he came from behind in two games and survived match darts to become Innes Bar Boxing Day Cup champion.

Jamie Fraser won the Boxing Day Cup
Jamie Fraser won the Boxing Day Cup

The apprentice electrician from Inverness, who plays darts for East End Arrows in the Inverness Darts League, lifted the trophy after defeating Andrew Davidson 3–1 in the final.

Fraser came from a set down to lift the singles title before then winning the doubles competition with Robert MacKenzie who defeated Andrew Davidson and Kieron Knox 3–1 in the final.

Fraser (20) says it was one of the best results of his darts career since taking up the sport five years ago.

But he admitted he didn’t have things his own way during the tournament and had to dig deep for victory.

“It was quite a testing tournament as in the semi final I was 2–0 down and survived two match darts to come back and win 3–2.

“In the final, I was 1–0 down, but I took out 160 to make it 1–1 and then took out 107 to make it 2–1. That allowed me to go and win the game.

“Winning it is definitely up there, i’ve been at four Saturday competitions and I reached the final of every one of them.

“I had only won one final before, so along with that one, it is definitely up there.

“It was great to win the doubles too and being drawn with Robert, as he was the best teammate I could have played with.”

Fraser hit two maximum 180’s as well as a 11-dart finish on his way to lifting the trophy.

Fraser has been approached to play for Highland in the Scottish Counties Championship.

In the meantime, he is looking forward to the league season resuming and playing with East End Arrows.

He said: “The win has given me confidence going into next year. I’m not dreaming too big and i’m just living in the moment.”

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