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Huntly darts ace John Henderson recognised in Holyrood for World Championship win


By Pat Scott

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John Henderson
John Henderson

Huntly’s John Henderson has been recognised in parliament for winning the World Cup of Darts for Scotland.

Scottish Conservative MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Alexander Burnett, has asked the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the “Highlander” on clinching his maiden PDC title.

The popular player also recorded a singles victory over world champion and world No 1 Gerwyn Price in the semi-finals, before sealing Scotland's pivotal 4-3 pairs win over Austria in the final, after the sixth seeds had found themselves trailing 3-0.

Mr Burnett has now submitted a motion to parliament congratulating Henderson on the historic win, describing him as a “credit to Huntly”.

The motion states: "That the Parliament congratulates John ‘The Highlander’ Henderson from Huntly, on winning the World Cup of Darts 2021 in Germany alongside team mate Peter Wright; notes that the duo beat defending champions Wales to get through to the final, winning 3-1 against Austria; commends John Henderson on his first PDC title; and wishes both John and Peter all the best in future competitions.

Huntly darts player John Henderson on home territory at the Crown Bar in the town. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Huntly darts player John Henderson on home territory at the Crown Bar in the town. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

Mr Burnett said:“To win a World Cup in any sport is incredible but for someone to do it so local to us is absolutely fantastic.

“I know how popular John Henderson is both in Huntly and across the north-east and it’s excellent to see him achieve this success with Scotland.

Alexander Burnett
Alexander Burnett

“He played extremely well and I’m sure winning such a prestigious event for Scotland is a dream come true.

“John is a credit to Huntly and fully deserves to be recognised in the Scottish Parliament for his achievement.

“I wish John all the very best for the rest of the season.”


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