Angus darting wonderkid Nathan Girvan is getting set for his bid for world title glory.
Craichie lad Nathan has been practising this morning before he competes in the final of the BDO Lakeside World Youth Championships.
The 14-year-old Forfar Academy pupil charged his way through a packed field of talented youth players from around the world to qualify through the play-offs.
His route to the Lakeside final included a 170 check-out in his semi-final match against Dutch player Maikel Verbert to set up a head to head with 16-year-old Justin Van Tergouw from Holland.
Van Tergouw is the current World Youth Master and Europe Cup Youth champion and the match will take place during the afternoon session of the world championships.
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The final – which will be shown live on Channel 4 at 12.30pm – will see Nathan up against an opponent who is 199 places ahead of him in the rankings.
Nathan has been throwing darts for as long as he can remember but things started to get serious when he joined the Angus Darts Academy which started up in Arbroath in 2012.
The Angus Darts Academy is run by Arbroath and Scotland darts player Alan ‘Soots’ Soutar.
Soots said: “The thought of Angus Darts Academy producing a world champion is unthinkable but maybe, just maybe, Nathan can become a world champion today.
“He’s a calm, cool and collected guy and I think he will relish the opportunity to play on the famous Lakeside stage.
“Win or lose, all the darting family in Scotland will be cheering all the way for NVG.”
The final should hold no fears for Nathan who topped the Scotland Youth tables this season.
His family are all down at Lakeside alongside mentor Soots to watch today’s final.