Dynamic Dawson Murschell wants to go from threads to throws

Canadian ace Murschell reacts (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Dynamic Dawson Murschell could be the next Michael van Gerwen or Emporio Armani... thanks to maple syrup.

The Canadian kid came through the gruelling Qualifying School to secure a PDC Tour Card and has launched a new chapter of his life in the UK.

But 'Awesome Dawson' has shown incredible initiative to get this far by starting a fashion label Finlay Bridge Outfitters to fund his darting dream.

Murschell, 22, revealed: "I started the company selling hoodies, beanies, sunglasses to get enough money to play darts.

"That has worked so far and got me a tour card now, so it's been a good journey. 

"I will continue to run the company from the UK. My family are very supportive and I can still handle it online with help back home from my mum, brother and grandma.

"I’m not sure whether I’d want to be the next Michael van Gerwen or Armani. I want to be Dawson Murschell and darts is my dream and ambition. But I wouldn’t turn down being a success in darts or fashion to be honest."

His dream run into the PDC big time included a sensational win over James Wade in the US Masters in Las Vegas last year.

Murschell admits he would love to repeat his giant-killing feats when the World Series returns to Las Vegas later this week.

The Medicine Hat thrower also admits that Canadian legends John Part and Jeff Smith are huge inspirations and helped him along the way - thanks to some homegrown mental strength.

He added: "Q School was very tough, the standard now is just incredible. The PDC Development and Challenge Tours are creating so many good young players.

"I think the amount of games you play produces better mental strength and consistency which brings you on as a dart player so much quicker.

"That’s why perhaps there are so many players coming through now and beating the so-called bigger names, I don’t think anyone is frightened of playing anyone.

"I was obviously delighted to get through in Wigan. It came down to the last day and I needed to win two matches and when I did that I did a few fist pumps but it was great to go on and win.

"The biggest difference now is my timing. I think there’s something in the Canadian blood about being able to produce good scores or finishes at the right time. 

"John always managed to come up on the rails and sneak results with good timing. Maybe it’s Maple Syrup that makes us good at that!"

Murschell has relocated to St Helens, England, where he regularly practices with former Lakeside World Champion Stephen Bunting and will be one of 170 players battling it out for a place in the William Hill World Championship via the North American qualifier on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He will then compete in the second staging of the U.S Darts Masters and says he is relishing a return to home soil.

"I've been Googling pictures of the Mandalay Bay and the actual venue and it looks incredible, I can't wait," he added.

"All roads are leading to Ally Pally and that's what I want - if I can get it out of the way and just qualify in Vegas that would be amazing just to take the pressure off for the rest of the ProTour. 

"In the next two years I want to be in the top 64 then the year after, top 32, so I break it down like that in stages."



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