THE game of darts has taken Ron Fenton all around the country for more than 35 years.
But he is never more relaxed than when he is playing in his local club.
The president of the Kallangur Darts Club is gearing up for a busy week with the arrival of 350 players from around the nation.
The 15th Australian Darts Legends Championships will be held at the Morayfield Leisure Centre from October 21 to 26.
Mr Fenton, the reigning Australian Darts Legends premier doubles champion, has swapped his competition hat to run the admin side of this year's championships.
"I will miss the competition but it is good to help out with the organisation side of the competition," he said.
The veteran darts player said Legends was for dart players 45 years and older, and there were people as old as 85 playing this month.
He said the championships would not be happening without the grants and sponsorship of the Moreton Bay Regional Council and the grants from the Queensland Government's Office of Liquor and Gaming's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
He said the championships would be held in the biggest temporary darts hall in Queensland's history at the Morayfield Leisure Centre with a total of 69 permanent fixture boards and six wheelchair dart boards.
"Point four per cent of Australian citizens play darts on a regular basis and 55% are over the age of 45 years," Mr Fenton said.
The opening ceremony will be held at Morayfield Leisure Centre, starting at 6pm on Saturday, October 20 and opened by Councillor Greg Chippendale.