After a 40 year career, Sweden’s premier darter aims to leave on a high note.
Having flown the flag of Swedish darts for the bulk of his career, Magus Caris recently announced his intention to retire after the World Cup, where he will represent his country for one last time alongside Dennis Nilsson. Sweden faced Brazil on of the tournament this Thursday, Caris ensured that match won’t be his last appearance in blue and yellow colours.
“It’s always an honour to represent your country,” Caris told the Weekly Dartscast.
“… Playing alongside Dennis, who is a good friend of mine, is a pleasure so I’m sure it will be an awesome time in Hamburg.”
“We will do our best and hopefully we will be able to win our first match. We play a lot of doubles games in Scandinavia so hopefully, that will give us an advantage.”
“We’re going to give it everything and as long as we can be healthy and have a good life after this then I will be very happy.”
The 50-year-old began his career playing in Swedish events before playing in BDO events from 1987, going on to reach the semi-finals of Lakeside in 1994.
Caris made an Alexandra Palace debut in 2010, before going on to claim his PDC Tour Card in 2011 which he held until 2016. He also represented Sweden also starring in every World Cup until 2018.
“In 2010 my wife said ‘Magnus, you’re too good just to play in Sweden, you need to play on an international tour’, so she sponsored me to play in PDC events.
“I think 40 years of darts is enough! I’m 50 now so I think I can go on with something else in my life,” Caris added.
“Playing at Ally Pally was very different from Lakeside, everything is so much more professional and so much bigger. “It was great to play on that stage, I like the crowd and all the PDC officials who are so friendly and took care of a lost Swede!
“It was a great honour to play against people like Eric Bristow in my early career, I used to look up to players like him on TV.” (Later)“To play on the ProTour was fantastic playing against the best players in the world every week. Just being a part of the PDC was great and hitting the nine-darter has to be my highlight.”
Reporting from PDC, Weekly Dartcast.
Additional contribution from dartsworld.com