Wolfie’s battle with cancer
Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adamsishoping to take part in the 2016 Grand Slam of Darts after making a favourable impression in the event 12 months ago
dams is ranked number five with the World Darts Federation and that should secure him an invitation to take on the best of the PDC at the big event in Wolverhampton Civic Hall in November.
Eight players from the B DO are invited to take part in the tournament that start son November 12 and they should be world champion Scott Wait es, Jeff Smith, Glenn Durrant, Darryl Fitton, Jamie Hughes, ScottMitchell, DannyNoppert and Adams.
Adams said this week: “I will play if I’m invited, but I’m taking nothing for granted. Until I receive a letter ore-mail inviting metotakepart, I can’t say I will definitely be playing .”
Adams seems certain to be invited to the tournament that’s screened live on Sky Sports.
He was one of the stars of last year’s Grand Slam, his debut at an event that has brought together the best players from the rival P DC and BDO since 2007.
He topped Group B and made a second-round exit after a thriller against KimHuybrechts that went all the way to a deciding 19th leg.
The crowd at the Civic Hall were hostile towards Adams at the start of the tournament, but because of his dazzling darts and happy-go-lucky attitude they were soon cheering him.
“There was so much noise fromthecrowd,. I just wentout thereAand treated it like a big exhibition rather than a tournament,” he said.
“There wasn’t the type of order you get at the Lakeside or the WorldMasters. It’s very different. I just wentoutthere andenjoyed it. Youhave to enjoy it. That’s how I approach playing darts.
“There was no pressure on meatall. I don’t haveapointto prove. I just go out there and enjoy playing darts.”
Darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams has revealed he’s battling cancer. The three-times BDO world champ from Dee ping St James says he’s been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer for “two or three months.”
The 60 year-old said: “I’ve finished my radiotherapy, I’m still on the hormones and I’m going back to see a consultant in November.
“I have not had any sideeffects from the radiotherapy and generally I feel fine in myself.
“I’ve got something I didn’t want and I’m trying to get it fixed. Hopefully it’s been fixed.”
Survival rates among prostate cancer sufferers are encouragingly high and Martin added: “I’m staying positive, that’s all I can do.
“I’m still playing darts and loving every minute of it and, touch wood, have not had to miss a tournament yet.”
Wolfiew on the British Pentathlon for a record 11 th time recently, but says that because of his cancer treatment his form has been “up and down” over the last few months.
“I haven’ t been able to practice as much as I would like ,” he said, “and I have to hope my form is there when I go out and play in my next big tournament.”
He’s hoping that will bethe Grand Slam of Darts at Wolverhampton Civic Hall next month.
Since being diagnosed, he has been busy working hard for the Prostate Cancer UK charity.
“I was shocked to learn that onein eight men get it at some time,” added Martin. “It’s all about awareness and I’m doing everything I can through my darts to help with publicity.
“I’m putting something back.”
Martin Wolfie Adams.