Struggling Derby darts team Jaxx B have reached the semi-final of the league’s knock-out cup despite fighting for survival.
The team is 18 points adrift of safety having won two games all season in the DIA Friday Darts League.
Despite the poor league form, the club have surprised fans by reaching the semi-final stage of the league’s cup.
Now they are due to play away at the Lace Club, Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, Derby, in the crunch cup tie on March 27th, starting at 7.30pm.
Having already won three games, if they get through the semi-final they will meet either Railway A or B in the final.
John Hegarty, 51, Jaxx owner, says he is delighted by the team’s fairytale cup run: “Obviously we are delighted with how the boys have done in the cup this season given the not so pretty league form.
“I’m used to Jaxx Derby’s darts team being high flyers, but this season it has been a different story.
“We always hear popular phrases in the FA Cup such as ‘cupset’ and ‘the magic of the cup’ and I think those are totally applicable in this situation.
“It’ll be great for the game in Derby and will also increase the publicity around Jaxx Derby which is always good for business.”
Jaxx Derby is a sports bar situated in Derby’s city centre which serves as a multi-purpose complex, specialising in the game of darts, it has more than eight fully-functional and professional darts booths.
Jaxx is one of the only teams to have two teams to allow everyone to play no matter their playing ability.
Tom Buckley, a member of Jaxx’s team talks about the club, its members and facilities.
While Jaxx B is having success in the club, the main team Jaxx A folded earlier this season due to a shortage of players.
For details of the league go to the Dia website.