IF YOU love darts and fancy your chances against one of the world's top players, now is your chance.

A legend of the sport is coming to North Wales as part of a businessman's mission to give back to the community.

John Jones, from Mold, founder and head coach at Ace of Sports, has organised a special darts championship, featuring one of the biggest names in darts - Michael van Gerwen.

The contest will see 64 players from the area compete across two nights at Mynydd Isa Social Club. Two winners from each event will then go through to the semi finals, with the overall winner then going up against Dutchman 'Mighty Mike' himself in an exhibition match.

Michael will then hold a Q&A with the audience, even inviting a handful of people at random on stage to play against him.

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Each of the four finalists from the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, will also receive a prize bundle, courtesy of the event sponsors.

John, 30, who started coaching company Ace of Sports after his professional footballing career was cut short by injury, said: "There are exhibition events where former sports people talk about their time years ago.

"We wanted to give people the chance to enjoy an experience with someone who is still playing, one of the best in the world at their field.

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"Looking through different sports, we sought out someone that people could play against, literally play against the best, and landed on darts.

"We started at the top of the rankings, explaining why we're doing it, and we got Michael van Gerwen.

"This is for the community, for local people and raising spirits. The event will also help the venue, Mynydd Isa Social Club, who have struggled since covid.

"It's not about pro players, it's about members of the community taking part, being part of history.

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"I'm a sports person, I work in sport and I'm successful, I wanted to be able to give something back, get everyone involved."

The first two rounds, with 32 players in each, will take place on Friday, March 3 and Sunday, March 5. The semi finals and Michael van Gerwen match is on Friday, March 10, from 7pm to midnight.

The competition is £15 to enter, seated tickets are £55, with VIP tickets at £95 available, to include a meet and greet with Michael van Gerwen.

• For more information visit aceofsports.co.uk