THE Denbigh and District Darts League has led the tributes to a ‘popular figure’ who died recently.

Clwyd Davies was a familiar face within the local darts leagues, representing many a team down the years.

Mr Davies has been described by many on social media as a ‘great character’.

Leading the tributes on January 7, a statement on Denbigh and District Darts League’s Facebook page, read: “It’s with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Clwyd Davies.

“Clwyd was a popular figure around the local darts leagues for many years representing the Star in Ruthin amongst others, and most recently he had represented The Wings club in the Denbigh & District league.

“He was a great character and one of his passions was to travel to exhibition Dart competitions in many pubs across the country and often had a good story or two to share on Monday dart evenings on his return.

“We would like to send our condolences to Clwyd’s family and friends at this time.”

One Facebook user commenting wrote: “R.I.P Clwyd, remember him having a lift home with me from the grand slam darts in Wolverhampton, some great tales of his trips around the country following darts, condolences to all the family.”

Among others to pay tribute to him was former BDO World champion Mark Webster, whose hometown is Denbigh.

He said: “Top man, will be missed. A great supporter of the exhibition circuit as well. RIP Clwyd.”

Former professional darts player Wayne Mardle added: “More sad news! A gent of a man!”