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Jocky Wilson's Darts

Origin

Jocky Wilson

Type

Darts

Effects

Precise aim and focus

Downsides

Physical misfortune

Activation

Holding

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Olympia

Aisle

Active-99E

Shelf

77622-8499-189

Date of Collection

22 December, 1995

[Source]


OriginEdit

John Thomas "Jocky" Wilson was a Scottish professional darts player from Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. After turning pro in 1979, he quickly rose to the top of the game, winning the World Professional Darts Championship in 1982, then again in 1989. Wilson competed in all major darts tournaments of the era and won the British Professional Championship a record four times between 1981 and 1988.

Wilson never formally announced his retirement from darts; he simply departed from the sport suddenly on 23 December 1995. It is believed that he left after being diagnosed with diabetes, which stopped him drinking during games.

For ten years during his darts career he had a house in Wallsend to cut down on travel expenses, but he left that to return to his home town of Kirkcaldy. In 1996 he said, "I don't want anyone feeling sorry for me. There's only one person to blame for the situation I'm in, and that's me." He was declared bankrupt in 1998, and then survived on a disability allowance, living as a recluse in a one-bedroom flat back on the council estate where he grew up. He also suffered from arthritis in his hands.

EffectsEdit

Holding a dart gives complete focus on a given target and the ability to aim precisely. Scoring direct hits will cause random physical impairments, with the severity depending on the number of consecutive hits.

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