I co-presented episode 2 of ‘Brilliant Britain – Brilliant Wales’ with Adam Duce on the Community Channel (Sky Channel 539). It was hosted from the scenic Brecon Beacon National Park, and featured many up-and-coming projects.
I have spotted for BBC Sport at the 2014 World Professional Darts Championships (Wesley Harms V Tony Eccles). Until 2011 the BBC had exclusive rights but shared it with ESPN in 2012 and 2013 and BT Sport in 2015.
I have spotted for Eurosport during the 2014 England Open, which was televised. Their network of channels is available in 54 countries, in 20 different languages, providing viewers with European and international sporting events.
I got the bug for darts aged 11 after watching the now classic second round encounter between Phil Taylor v Dennis Priestley at the 2005 World Matchplay on television in the middle of the summer break from school – I was hooked. I took up the game and soon started playing in my local league. Ironically, in my first match, I was asked to referee, - the team thought I was so good I did many more games that evening. I continued playing in local competitions and signed up for the Glamorgan County Youth side. At the end of my first season at a friendly match between the Youth and Seniors squads the regular referee didn't turn up so I decided to step in to call a couple of matches - and ended up staying on the whole day! The Senior squad were so impressed I invited me to start refereeing for the County, refereeing for the top players in Glamorgan as well as the BDO circuit. In 2011, I was picked to play for the Wales Youth side at the Europe Cup Youth tournament in Aberdeen. I was part of the four-man team that reached the semi-finals, then two weeks later picked up my second cap at the inaugural British Internationals in Blackpool. With the decider between England and Wales going all the way, I found myself needing to win the match for my country, but was defeated by England's Thomas Chant, my most disappointing defeat. Little did I know however that it would soon spark the end of my playing time, as in September that year I was invited to referee at one of the biggest tournaments in the world, the Winmau World Masters in Hull, live on ESPN TV. Read More...
A Barry-based young darts referee is looking forward to some Comic Relief when he calls the shots on the national televised charity broadcast marathon. 21-year-old Huw Ware will call the shots for the camera when Lets Play Darts for Comic Relief airs on the BBC on Friday, March 13. Cardiff University student Huw Ware once again stepped[…]
A Barry darts referee notched up a tournament first last week when he officiated at the final of the Inaugural BDO (British Darts Organisation) Daily Mirror World Trophy. Huw Ware, who was the youngest referee ever to officiate a World Championship final in 2013, oversaw the BDO’s newest major tournament. The contest, in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom,[…]
When I tell someone I love darts, the standard response is either “dance? As in ballroom?” or “Wonnnn Huuuuundred and Eeeeiiighteeee!” Somewhere in the darting timeline, referees came to personify the essence of darts – fun, enthusiastic and eccentric. There are people that have never watched darts who are still able to mimic the gravelly[…]
One of the darts world’s youngest referees has just returned home to Barry after overseeing the Men’s final at the 40th Winmau World Masters in Hull. Former All Saints Church in Wales primary and Westbourne pupil Huw Ware, who is currently studying at Cardiff University, has been congratulated on his success by Vale MP Alun[…]
Huw is a record breaker in his own right, being the youngest ever referee at the age of 18. Huw is a proud Welshman from Glamorgan. 1. So Huw, how did you find out about being a caller/referee? When I started playing darts I found the numbers all clicked together in my head quite quickly[…]