Countdown to London with Chuck Puleo and the William Hill World Darts Championship

Countdown to London with Chuck Puleo

Countdown to London with Chuck Puleo!

It’s a Countdown to London with Chuck Puleo as he travels to London, England for the 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship! Jester’s Billiards is proud to be a sponsor for Chuck as he makes his way to his World Championship debut in a match with World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh in the competition’s first round on Tuesday, December 18.

Chuck will be appearing in the 3rd Match on December 18th at about noon Arizona time.

Chuck Puleo at Jester's Billiards

“I’m ready to rock!”

In the midst of his preparations for the trip overseas (an overnight flight from Boston), Chuck was kind enough to allow us to interview him, and try to get a sense of what he is thinking and feeling as the Big Day approaches.

“I can’t say that I am especially excited, as I am an ‘even-keel’ kind of guy. I do look forward to the chance to compete, and to be part of this international competition. It’s like in football: after the pre-season, those guys want to stop pounding each other and start pounding somebody else.”

“For me, it’s always about focus,” Chuck says. “Sure, I am excited about the event – being in front of 3000 people in London, being at this event with the best darts players – but inside I say to myself, “Ok, Let’s go to work!”

“I’m ready to rock!”

Chuck will be joined by his brothers, and they plan to take it all in a holiday mood. This is Chuck’s first visit to London, and he wants to explore and have some tourist-style fun as well.

“I want to visit the usual places that one goes to in London. I plan to get into some pubs and play darts with the locals.” Chuck says that he and Canadian Jeff Smith (who is also competing in the William Hill World Darts Championship) plan to play at a local pub once they both arrive in London.

“I will attend as many sessions as I can at the William Hill event and take in as much information as I can on the other players: how they play, how they throw – that kind of thing.”

However, the bottom line for Chuck is: “I always depend on my regular routines, and regular practice.”

“I do everything that I do with that in mind, and I have learned to maintain a quality lifestyle at all times. That means good nutrition, good sleep, and a positive mental attitude. Just be present!”

Our best wishes and winning vibes go out to you, Chuck, from all of your fans and friends at Jester’s Billiards.

From the PDC website:

“This year’s World Championship includes Chuck Puleo, North American Champion and Canadian Jeff Smith and Canadian Jim Long in the largest field the event has ever seen, with 96 competitors battling for over $3.1 million in prize money and the prestigious Sid Waddell Trophy.”

“That trio will line up alongside the likes of reigning World Champion Rob Cross, world number one Michael van Gerwen and female qualifiers Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lisa Ashton.”

(You can read more about Anastasia Dobromyslova in our blog post from 2014…)

Chuck will be appearing in the 3rd Match on December 18th at about noon Arizona time.

The PDC and BBCAmerica will be live-streaming the match.

You can get a taste of the excitement to come by checking out Darts on BBC America on Facebook

and on their website at

and you can read our earlier interview with Chuck from right here…

Game On!

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