Deller on practice regime ahead of World Seniors Darts Championship: "I'm going to be pushing it up to five hours a day"
Keith Deller has not been sitting still during the last few months still during the past few months. The former BDO World Champion recently released a book called '138: Game, Shot and the Match'.
Deller claimed the 1983 BDO World title with the aforementioned outshot which has been a career hallmark for him and he sees it as a culmination of that and the week that was during that time.
"Over the last 10, 15 years, people keep saying to me, why haven't you done a book. Eric Bristow has, John Lowe has and Bobby George and Wayne Mardle. They want to know the inside story of mine and Eric's final. I think it's the biggest viewing figures for a World final," said Deller to the Weekly Dartscast.
"I still remember everything nearly 40 years ago. This will be a good insight in how I prepared, what it was like. Some funny stories will be in there with Eric and Jocky (Wilson). I can honestly say everything in the book is true."
Next year, Deller will be involved as one of many World Champions in the World Seniors Darts Championship and he is increasing the practice and really going for it.
"I can't wait, I'm really looking forward to it and I think it will be brilliant. I know the tickets are going really well. When you've got the likes of Phil Taylor, his victories and his wins speaks for himself. You've got Martin Adams, John Part, John Lowe, Bob Anderson, Richie Burnett. The line up is very good, Phil against Peter Manley might be a nice first round match."
"I think this will be the start of many more tournaments to come. I'm practicing really hard because it's not just a question of letting yourself down, you've got sponsors, all the hard work the two Jason's (Francis and Thame, organisers of WS) are putting in and we want to show that this is going to be a brilliant event and if you're going to do well, you've got to put the hard work in.
"I've practiced an hour and a half today, I'm going to do another hour and a half tonight, I'm going to be pushing it up to five hours. I love practicing because you've got a reason to."