Dartsnews.com recently caught up with Australian darts star Rhys Mathewson for a brief chat to speak about his performance last weekend and to look ahead to this weekend where he will be taking part in the World Series once again in the form of the Perth Darts Masters.
Dartsnews : Last weekend you were part of the Melbourne Darts Masters also losing to eventual finalist Peter Wright, what did you make of your performance and how was it to be back up on the World Series stage?
Rhys Mathewson : My performance against Peter Wright was a bit of a shocker. Looking forward to redeeming myself this weekend.
Dartsnews : Of course around this time of year last year you defeated former major champion James Wade at the Sydney Darts Masters, do you believe that was a catalyst for you to improve your game even further and how was it to defeat James?
Rhys Mathewson : Last year beating James was certainly good for my career, it gave me more confidence in my self which has helped out a lot.
Dartsnews : The World Series gets better and better year on year developing new stars and breeding local talent, what do you make of the World Series from the point of view of a player?
Rhys Mathewson : The World Series is a great idea it gives locals the chance to play against the worlds best! Win or lose it’s a great experience that all of the qualifiers will never forget.
Dartsnews : Finally in Auckland, Corey Cadby and Kyle Anderson had an all-Aussie final which was won by Kyle, what did you make of it and would you say it shows how far darts has come over the past few years down under that we are getting player after player coming through?
Rhys Mathewson : The Auckland final was amazing! Corey being my doubles partner and Kyle a great mate it was brilliant to see both of them into a final on TV. It does show how much darts down under has improved over the last few year and how much depth there is now. With the World Series continuing to come here I’m sure it will only continue to keep getting stronger.
Interview conducted by Samuel Gill
Author: Samuel Gill