vocabulary: darts (n), to break out (phrasal verb), fancy dress (n), chaos (n).

Yesterday, at a darts competition in Melbourne, Australia, a fight broke out in the audience. ‘Mighty Mike’ van Gerwin, from Holland, was playing Simon ‘the Wizard’ Whitlock, from Australia.


Many members of the audience were in fancy dress. No one knows exactly why the fight started. People started throwing tables and chairs and fighting each other. The police were called, but arrived too late; the whole seating area had already been destroyed.

There were 56,000 people watching the darts match in the arena, which was delayed until the chaos and fighting had stopped. Mighty Mike eventually won 9-8.

Photos from: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/darts/30761576