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Tribtues to darts player Pip Hair
9:51am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
ONE of York’s most popular darts players, Pip Hair, has died at York Hospital. He was aged 58.
Hair was known as a true gentleman both on and off the oche who loved to win but was always gracious in defeat.
He started playing for his local pub, the Royal Oak in Copmanthorpe, at the age of 15 and won the individual title before reaching the age of 18.
Playing in the double board league, many trophies and titles soon followed.
Hair had a break from the game to concentrate on family life, which was always a priority to him but has been a regular back on the York darts scene over the last 12 years.
He introduced his son Tom to the game and together they travelled to many destinations including Blackpool, Prague, Malta and Glasgow.
Hair played in both the Yorkshire and Humberside Super Leagues in recent years, playing for both clubs in Huntington.
Said Tom: “The support the family have received from the darts community has been overwhelming,” adding “along with my mum, Sue, and sister Sophie we are so very grateful.”
A celebration of Hair’s life will be held at York Crematorium this Friday at 3.40pm followed by the wake at the Marcia in Bishopthorpe.
Donations will go to St Leonard’s Hospice, for whom Hair had just completed a sponsored bike ride from Morecambe to Bridlington.
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