Ledbury darts ace Terry Jenkins prepares for Ladbrokes World Darts Championship (From Hereford Times)
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Ledbury darts ace Terry Jenkins prepares for Ladbrokes World Darts Championship
2:01pm Wednesday 4th December 2013 in Sport
DARTS ace Terry Jenkins might be a 200-1 shot for this year's world title - but he's urging fans not to write off his chances.
The Ledbury thrower reached the semi-finals of the prestigious tournament in in 2011 and says he is playing well.
The PDC Ladbrokes World Darts Championship opens next Friday with reigning champion Phil Taylor, a hot favourite to retain the title.
Jenkins, who is seeded 17th, will meet Northern Ireland's Colin McGarry or Denmark's Per Laursen in the first round at Alexandra Palace.
"I feel confident - I just need to get a bit of time to practise," said The Bull, who is playing in Ireland this weekend.
"I did well in Barnsley last week and I have been averaging 100 and above. I have been playing well but I need some good luck.
"If you are averaging over 90 you are playing well. I have a 100 average on the floor but so, too, does everybody else. There are many good players out there.
"I might not be fancied by the bookies - but people should never bet against me - I never know what I am going to do."
Jenkins has enjoyed a quieter year on the darts front and has built a garage for his vintage cars.
"It's no good having money from darts if you're not going to enjoy it," Jenkins admitted.
"My wife, Jackie, and I have just set up Three Counties Wedding Cars with my lad the driver."
Speaking about this week's first-round draw, Jenkins commented: "Colin and Laursen are both sound players - I will have to be careful against either of them."