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Cameron Menzies swapped his tools for his flights on the first day of the World Darts Championship.
A Scottish darts player has gone viral for working as a plumber on the first day of the World Cup.
Cameron Menzies posted a picture of himself trading early yesterday morning.
Menzies worked for half a day and then prepared for his opening game at the PDC World Darts Championship.
Taking part in the Darts World Championship was just a pipe dream this morning 🎯🪠🚽
Cameron Menzies won in the first round at Ally Pally just hours after being eliminated!#BBCDarts pic.twitter.com/qHNs91VLIl
– BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 15, 2023
The Austrian Rusty-Jake Rodriguez provided the opposition at Alexandra Palace.
Menzies won 3-0 and secured a place in the second round.
“I was working but it kind of calmed me down,” Menzies said after his win.
“It made me realize that darts is a hobby and a very happy one too.”
The Scot said he changed waste in a pool, repaired a burst water pipe and repaired a bathroom during his shift.
He will face Dave Chisnall in the next round of the competition.
🗣️ “Luckily I don’t work on weekends!” 🚰
Plumbing at 11am, winning the Ally Pally at 8:45pm!
Hear from an emotional Cameron Menzies after his first round win over Rusty-Jake Rodriguez! pic.twitter.com/Q56NehS3OM
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 15, 2023