Kellyann MckinnonPosted by geodie
Name Kellyann Mckinnon
Age 20 (21 on Thursday)
City Greenock, Scotland
Favorite Food: McDonald’s or chinese
WA: Tell us about the beginning of your interest in darts. KM: I started playing darts at the age of 16 with my mum and dad in the house and could not even hit the board. I went out with my dad on a Tuesday night and signed with the mens league and played my first competitive game and lost 2-0 and then I got the bug.
WA: In which league(s) do you play? KM: I play on a Tuesday night in a ladies league for the Merchant Quay in Glasgow. I also play counties for Renfrewshire.
WA: Which other family members play? KM: My dad, mum and my 17 year old brother has just started.
WA: How far from home do you play? miles. KM: I go to as many competitions as possible no matter how far. If I have the time off work and have someone to go with I will be there(even if it is in Australia lol)
WA: How many days per week do you play darts? KM: I play on a Tuesday night for the ladies league, once a month for my county and practice 6 days a week for at least 2 hours.
WA: What kind of darts do you use: weight/ brand? KM: 27g Trina Gulliver at the moment.
WA: What is the most annoying thing you see from other dart players? KM: I hate seeing people using their tactics just to win and bad losers although I do get a bit angry with myself sometimes try not to though.
WA: Who is your favourite players ? KM: Trina Gulliver and Paul Hanvidge
WA: What goals in darts do you have? KM: For now I want to try and win my place back in the A team with Renfrewshire and up my averages. I also would like to qualify for the masters and pro playoffs, then play for Scotland senior squad , get some ranking points , play at the Lakeside and finally win the world championship, but hey one step at a time eh?
WA: What has been your best moment in darts? KM: I have a few. Teaming up with Louise Hepburn at the Welsh Classic and beating Jan Robbins and Dee Bateman 4-3 that was a great feeling. Winning the Galloway Open doubles with Michelle Jackson. I don’t know why this but at the French open I played Karin Krappen and she bet me 3-2 in proberley one of the best games I have ever played and when she hit the winning double she jumped and punched the air. I was a bit shocked as it was only me she just beaten and that made me feel good.
WA: What’s your advice to a newbie dart player? KM: Just keep practicing and listen to what your elders are telling you because they are usually correct.
WA: What would make your league better and more fun? KM: Nothing can possibly make it more fun come on im there haha
WA: What does the sport need to help it grow/ improve its image? KM: Definetly more publicity (especially for the ladies).
WA: How far would you travel to see national championship playoffs? KM: I would travel as far as needed anyone who knows me will tell you what this sport means to me and how much I want to make a living out of it.