UK Darts Issue 9 - December 2013 - Page 12

Huybre Brothers Set When Kim and Ronny Huybrechts sat back and awaited the draw for the 2014 Ladbrokes World Darts Championships all they would have asked of Wayne Mardle and Rod Harrington was to be kept apart in the first round. Mardle and Harrington, who were performing the draw live on Sky Sports News in the UK, were obviously not party to this information however and somehow they managed to draw the brothers together in a field of 72 players, leaving Kim and Ronny to curse their luck. Before the pair last met in a competitive competition at the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts back in November Kim told the PDC, “Before the tournament when people ask who you don’t want to play, a lot of people would say Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis or James Wade, but I would say Ronny.” “I’ll prepare as if he’s any other opponent and when I’m on the stage I just want to beat whoever is in front of me,” he added. “I love my brother to bits and he’s my best friend, and I’d do anything for him - but when we get up on stage he will be my biggest enemy!” Whilst the brothers themselves may not be relishing their first round encounter you can be sure that darts fans everywhere were rejoicing when the draw came out, with the social media talk on the day of the draw revolving around the all Huybrechts first round encounter. Photo: Mike Glover/UK Darts Magazine