Scoring a Hat Trick, mon

New darts competitor Mick Barry is certainly turning heads in the sport.

The 61-year-old is amusing fellow darts players with his changing headgear. Yesterday he went for the Rasta look.

“A couple of people just laughed and said that’s cool,” he said.

“One guy came up to me and said: ‘They’ll think you’re a bloody drug dealer with that on!’”

The Alice Springs resident has a collection of hats souvenired from trips around the world.

Tomorrow’s headwear is a spiky little number usually worn by a hill tribe in Myanmar.

He also has a leather cap with the famous Hooters brand on it that he picked up in Singapore, a Melbourne Cup race hat and, of course, several Alice Springs Masters Games caps from the days when he competed in table tennis.

“I usually wear different hats but this time I decided to make it my thing,” Barry said.

He said his switch to darts this Games probably won’t result in any additions to his gold, silver and bronze medal haul from table tennis.

“I’d say I’m an average darts player,” he said.

“I’m better at table tennis but darts is more social.”

Barry was on holidays in Thailand and had an epic 30-hour journey to get back to Central Australia in time for the Games.

He got on a plane on Friday at 12pm from a town in Thailand, flew to Bangkok, changed planes to Kuala Lumpur then flew to Darwin before boarding a flight to Alice Springs where he arrived at 9.20am on Saturday.

“I went home had a shower, had two beers and came straight to darts at 10.30am.”

He also has a leather cap with the famous Hooters brand on it that he picked up in Singapore, a Melbourne Cup race hat and, of course, several Alice Springs Masters Games caps from the days when he competed in table tennis.

“I usually wear different hats but this time I decided to make it my thing,” Barry said.

He said his switch to darts this Games probably won’t result in any additions to his gold, silver and bronze medal haul from table tennis.

“I’d say I’m an average darts player,” he said.

“I’m better at table tennis but darts is more social.”

Barry was on holidays in Thailand and had an epic 30-hour journey to get back to Central Australia in time for the Games.

He got on a plane on Friday at 12pm from a town in Thailand, flew to Bangkok, changed planes to Kuala Lumpur then flew to Darwin before boarding a flight to Alice Springs where he arrived at 9.20am on Saturday.

“I went home had a shower, had two beers and came straight to darts at 10.30am.”