Huw Ware: Darts Referee and Sports Presenter

Welcome

Good morning, afternoon or evening and welcome to the official website of TV darts referee and darts commentator Huw Ware. This is where you can find information about my career around the darting circuit refereeing for the best dart players in the world, as well as the various events I have covered in a presenting capacity.

Community Channel

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.

BBC Sport

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.

Eurosport

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.

About Me

I ended up refereeing all the way up to the second semi-final, making me the youngest referee in darts history.

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...

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