Today i will be interviewing the highly rated Belgian young darts star Dimitri Van Den Bergh.
Dimitri was discovered by the Huybrechts brothers Ronny and Kim and soon was sponsored by their management team the sportsman management company (SMC).
Dimitri won the PDC Youth Tour last year and gained a 2 year tour card in the PDC.
TS: thanks for joining me Dimitri first of all how is darts going for you so far in 2015?
Dimitri: “At the protour much better then last year!!
And im making my steps to reach my goal”
TS: After your success last year with winning the PDC Youth tour how much confidence did that give you ?
Dimitri: “Well first of all that was the goal for me last year to smash the youth tour and end up at the top!!
And its very nice to know that i am capable to reach my goals…
So yeah it did gave me loads of confidence and enjoyement in my game..
It also opened doors for me to go and take it to the next level”
TS: what are your targets for 2015?
Dimitri:”My targets are playing playing at ally pally at the end off this year..
Playing at the last day of a european tour. Playing semis at a protour and ending up at the top 64 protour…”
TS: what inspired you to play darts ?
Dimitri: “My dad !!!
And im really proud off him !!! And thanked him that he gave his talent from him with me ”
TS: who is the best darts player you have ever played ?
Dimitri: “Kim Huybrechts”
TS: how many 9 darters have you hit in practise or tournaments ?
Dimitri: “I have hit 3 times the perfect leg”
TS: who is your favourite darts player?
Dimitri: ” My dad is for me my favorite darts players
He maybe isnt good anymore after the accident but for me he still is my number 1″
TS: Is Darts a big thing where you come from?
Dimitri: “Well i live in antwerp belgium and darts is more alive in antwerp then anywhere else in belgium.
But it will get better and better in belgium”
TS: what is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Dimitri: “My dad said. Work hard believe in yourself ,do your practice and everything will come eventually.
Follow your dream my son
Thats the best advice i can get”
TS: Do you come from a darting family?
Dimitri: “Well not really the only one before me that really took it serious was my dad. So i play darts because of my dad ”
TS: have you any advice for Darts player who want to make it professional?
Dimitri: “If you can dream it, you can do it.
You only have to be dedicated in it”
TS: I wish you all the best this weekend in the 2 Players Championship events Dimitri and thank you for taking time to have this interview
Dimitri: “My pleasure…”