Eric Bristow was a legend in the darts world. He was known by fans and players alike for being one of the best there was, but he passed away at the start of the month. This week was one that was quite sombre, because his funeral took place and the legend was laid to rest.
The Man, The Legend, The End
Eric was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Tuesday of this week, with the public affair demanding a dress code of darts shirts or football shirts. His funeral has served to drive home one truth – that people loved Eric, both for who he was and what he accomplished.
Eric Bristow didn’t come from fancy beginnings. He started playing darts at the age of 11, and was a professional by his late teens. He transformed darts from being a game played in pubs to something that was to bring the whole world together, and helped to create what would become professional darts. He was known for a cocky swagger when on the pitch, but at the same time he was also a warm and friendly person who could mix well with anyone. He spoke his mind, and only did what he was comfortable doing, and he earned the respect of fellow players and fans as a result.
People will remember Eric for a long time to come, and our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time. He was a legend in the world of darts, and he will be missed. But his legacy lives on. The world he helped to create, the game he brought out of the pub and into the spotlight… that’s still as powerful and strong as ever. It can live on in all of us, which is why we want to help anyone who’s looking to get started with darts. We have a range of different kinds of sporting equipment for you to choose from, providing you with everything you could need to embark on a career playing darts.