NELSON residents will have the chance to take on former darts world champion Mark Webster next week.

The BDO champion from 2008 will be appearing at Dewhurst Decorating Supplies, in Scotland Road, on Thursday, August 28.

Dewhurst Decorating Supplies customers and staff will be invited to take on the popular Welshman in a special challenge in which Webster will be given six darts to better his opponent’s score with nine.

“It’s always a very enjoyable experience to take on members of the public and the Leyland Paints Nine Dart Challenge is a fantastic format,” said Webster, who reached the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship last Christmas.

“Whenever we do these events we always get some excellent players attend and I’m sure that will be no different in Nelson.”

Webster will be appearing at Dewhurst Decorating Supplies between 10am and 2pm.