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Scott is double top for Together Housing Group tenants

Scott is double top for Together Housing Group tenants

 ScottTwo-time BDO Darts World Champion Scott Waites was back creating happy tenants instead of history as he returned to life as a Pennine Housing 2000 joiner.

The self-styled “Scotty 2 Hotty” hit the headlines on Sunday night when he thrashed Canada’s Jeff “The Silencer” Smith 7-1 to win his second Lakeside crown.

Scott is sponsored by the Together Housing Group, which incorporates Pennine Housing 2000, who also give him time off to pursue his darts career.

This is Scott’s fourth major title as he has also won the Grand Slam of Darts in 2010 and the British Classic last year.

But after landing the £100,000 first prize, the 38-year-old  Bradford-born joiner was got back to the day job  much to the amazement of the tenants of Willow Court who got a visit from the champ.

Scott who lives in Huddersfield, said: “It hasn’t really sunk in yet, I’m still on cloud nine. To be a two-time world champion is just incredible and I’ve been blown away by all the good wishes I’ve had.

“So it was so nice when I got back to work my colleagues and the tenants were very kind and it’s really put the icing on the cake.

“Together Housing Group has been very good to me in terms of getting time off to play and the sponsorship, so it’s nice to be able to share it with them.

“It’s sometimes hard to juggle my job and darts but every minute of struggle is worth it for times like this.”

Charles And Scott WaitesTenant Charlie Slingsby said: “We watched Scott win the title on Sunday night and we were so happy for him so to meet him was amazing!

“It’s great to see a local lad doing well and we all said how proud we were of him.”

George Paterson, Head of Asset Management, added: “We’ve all been following his career for years and we were all delighted to see him get the world title back, especially with such fantastic performances over the week.

“We always keep in touch and I know a lot of staff were supporting him via their TV screens and a few people won a few quid on him winning the title this year.

“To have a world champion working for you is unusual to say the least and we’re all delighted for his success, and I know the tenants will make a fuss of him when he’s out and about.

“Last time, he was inundated with requests for pictures and autographs when he won it in 2013 and I’m sure it’ll be the same this time around.”

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