WORLD Darts Championship runner-up Tony O’Shea popped into the Sydney Street Club to give some tips to Accrington darter Jamie Guilfoyle.
O’Shea, nicknamed "Silverback", came to help out Jamie who is the North West representative at Lakeside in the John’ Smith’s People’s Championships in January.
Tony spent the night giving Jamie, a distribution technician, hints about how to handle the big event and played Jamie over the best of five legs of 501.
Tony won three legs to one but Jamie didn’t disgrace himself.
Tony then went on to play eight darters from within the crowd - and won all eight.
Organiser Phil Miller said: "There were some superb darts on show and Tony finished the evening off with a funny questions and answer session.
"Tony turned out to be a real showman and a real gentleman.
"He arrived at the club at 6pm and was still sat talking to many of the locals at 11pm."
Jamie, 26, will catch up with his mentor again at the Lakeside in January at the event which is covered by the BBC as he aims to be the People’s champion and Tony bids to go one better in the BDO World World Darts Championships.
"A nice double would be Jamie lifting the John Smiths People’s Championship and Tony lifting the 2010 BDO World Championship" added Phil.