Just hours before the opening game of the PDC World Darts Championship on Friday evening, darts star Cameron Menzies took to social media to talk about his work.
Menzies, one of the sport’s greatest characters, is a plumber by trade despite playing weekly on the professional tour.
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Like many other players who are not among the coveted top 32 in the world rankings, Menzies works a part-time job in parallel to his duties in darts.
Cameron Menzies of Scotland reacts during his first round match against Diogo Portela of Brazil on day three of the Cazoo World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 17, 2022 in London, England. Image: Luke Walker/Getty Images
However, he didn’t even take Friday off, although he opened his fight for the world title against Rusty-Jake Rodriguez in round one on Friday evening.
The world number 54 shared a picture of his work equipment on social media and wrote: “Working in front of the world. What a joy.”
Menzies then shared a second picture as he finished his day at work.
“Plumbing at 11 darts at 8th done,” he wrote on Twitter.
Like Menzies, Cork-based Bus Eireann driver Radek Szaganski has had to balance his job with his ambitions at the sport’s biggest event.
The Polish darts star spoke to Extra.ie ahead of a possible second round meeting with five-time champion Raymond van Barneveld.