Charismatic Scotsman Cameron Menzies made the switch to the PDC system in 2018 following a successful stint in the British Darts Organisation. During his time with the BDO, Menzies made a World Masters semi-final as well as winning the British Open in 2016.
But after losing out to Conan Whitehead in the 2018 World Championships, Menzies made his intention clear to move to the PDC to continue pursuing his dream.
Prior to his switch, Menzies was given the opportunity to compete in the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts. He would claim a huge scalp in the name of Simon Whitlock but following a last-leg shootout defeat to Berry van Peer, crashed out in the group stage.
Just two months into his PDC career, ‘Cammy’ nailed the nine-dart finish in a European Tour qualifier, putting the rest of the field on notice. Menzies won his first PDC title in September 2018, whitewashing Mark Frost in a Challenge Tour final, securing his place in the following years UK Open in the process.
His second triumph would come six months later as he eased past former tour card holder Andrew Gilding 5-2 to rise towards the summit of the Challenge Tour order of merit. There are plenty of promising signs coming from the Menzies camp, another strong year on the Challenge Tour could force him into the reckoning for a tour card in 2020.
(Just for fun)
Q1. Favourite Double? – 16
Q2. Favourite sport other than darts? – Football
Q3. Favourite TV programme? – Game of Thrones
Q4. Favourite darting memory (not inc yourself)? – Gary Andersons 1st World Title
Q5. What would you be if you weren’t a player? – Plumber
Q6. Where would you like to go that you’ve not been? – Las Vegas or Dubai
Q7. Do you get nervous on stage? – Yes, very very nervous
Q8. What did you want to be growing up? – Football Player
Q9. Favourite subject at school? – PE