I’m a darts star who’s been BANNED from using my rude nickname at the PDC World Championships

AHEAD of his debut at the World Championships, darts star Owen Bates has been banned from using his nickname.

The 20-year-old is set to appear at Ally Pally this December, however, he’ll have to find a new nickname before he steps up to the oche.

Twitter @OfficialPDCOwen Bates is set to make his World Championships debut in December[/caption]

PDCBates’ nickname ‘The Master’ has been banned by the PDC[/caption]

Currently, the back of his shirt includes his nickname ‘The Master.’

As such, his name hilariously reads Owen ‘Master’ Bates.

Unfortunately, the PDC has reportedly informed the youngster he’ll have to come up with an alternative come the World Championships, as per talkSPORT.

Owen has since taken the opportunity to reach out to fans for their recommendations.

Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, he asked: “Any suggestions on a new nickname?!”

One suggested “Norman” in reference to the Psycho character, Norman Bates.

A second said: “Owen Bates initials: OB. Star wars obi wan kenobi. Star wars + Owen bates = OB wan 80.”

Another proposed: “Just go as similar as possible Owen, ‘The Maestro’ Bates has a certain ring to it.”

While a fourth put forward “Repro,” meaning his name would read Owen “Repro” Bates.

Ranked 125th in the PDC Order of Merit, Bates secured his tour card in October after finishing as the runner-up at the PDC Winmau Challenger Tour.

After receiving his card, Bates tweeted: “Just about able to put this feeling right now into words.

“Words can’t describe how thankful I am to everyone around me and all the people who have messaged me and showed me support over the last year.

“Absolutely over the moon to say I’ve Secured a 2 year PDC tour card along with a place at the PDC world championships. ALLY PALLY.”

This was the latest step forward for the youngster who beat the Netherlands‘ Wesley Plaisier 5-4 to win the PDC Challenge Tour in Milton Keynes back in August.

PABates will be hoping to upset some big names at Ally Pally this December[/caption]

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