"I’ve got to try and defend it haven’t I”: Thornton on reasoning behind skipping Q-School with World Seniors defence

Next weekend, the Circus Tavern in Purfleet will host the second edition of the World Seniors Darts Championship. Robert Thornton is the defending champion there.

"It would be nice to win them all but the field is a lot stronger this year and it's going to take some winning," said Thornton as per World Seniors.

The interview was conducted before the draw with Roland Scholten awaiting 'The Thorn'.

"I'm not scared of anybody on a dart board. It's up to my darts on the day, if they go they go and if they don't, I'll be going home."


Thornton said after winning the World Seniors Matchplay that he would be off to Q-School but decided against it to defend his title and also sees it as an opportunity to cut down on the travelling.

"I've got to come back and try to defend it. It wouldn't be fair going Q-School.

"It's a lot less travelling so it kind of made more sense. I'm 55 now and I don't think I can do all the travelling that the young boys are doing and I'm quite happy doing the Seniors."

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