Mardle has been known as “Hawaii 5-0-1” since 2000, due to the Hawaiian shirts he started wearing in 1998 for a bet, and 501 being the start score of a leg of darts. The name is also a play on the title of the popular TV series Hawaii Five-O. This dress sense coupled with his crowd-pleasing onstage activity (such as dancing to the interval music) has seen him become one of the most popular players on the circuit.
In 2006, Mardle had a book published (co-authored with Ian Spragg) entitled “Hawaii 501 – Life As A Darts Pro”. It chronicles the ups and downs of his life as a professional darts player during 2005.
If Wayne wasn’t playing darts, he says his profession of choice would be a TV prsenter, claiming, “I can talk crap like them all”.
Wayne is also a keen poker player and recently made the final table at Leg 6 of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour – finishing in 7th place to win £14,100.
Gary Tunnicliffe who runs the syndicate and has been marketing it tirelessly on twitter said;
I am Delighted to announce we I have signed Wayne up the Findusontwitter syndicate.
Wayne is an avid daily tweeter and greyhound owner already with dogs on Crayford and Monmore and is a welcome high profile addition to the growing syndicate. Characters like Wayne can only be good for the profile of the sport and is a welcome addition to our ranks.
I have registered the Findusontwitter Syndicate and the bitch will be named Twittering Debs. I’m now getting two or three solid enquiries a week. From the comments and questions I get the concept appears to be lost a little amongst existing Greyhound patrons and sceptics.
The concept and unique pledge is to take the dog(s) Open Racing to the members local tracks, making racing affordable and accessible to ALL social networkers and bloggers, all details available on our website
Most our signed up members appear to be coming from the South or Midland’s and have enrolled through Twitter so far.With that in mind I am actively seeking new members in the North East, Scotland & Ireland. If I can get a signed up member or preferably two from Northern Ireland within the next week or so we will aim to enter the bitch for the stayers event at Drumbo Park On Bettor.Com NI Derby night later in the month.
The bitch, currently known as Debby’s Court has her 3rd race for us tonight at Sheffield, where she has an obvious chance. I’d be delighted to hear from potential new members.