Champs to hold darts event in Clickimin

The cream of world darts players are coming to Shetland later this year to compete in the 25th anniversary tournament at Clickimin.

The eight-player tournament will be staged on Saturday 11th Septem­ber and will include Phil “the power” Taylor, the 15-time world champion.

The event will also see the 2010 Premier League runner-up James Wade and third-placed Mervin King travel north.

Terry Jenkins completes this year’s Premier League players with Scot Robert Thornton, PDC World Championship semi-finalist Mark Webster, former world champion Dennis Priestley and top women’s player Anastasia Dobromyslova completing the line-up.

Clickimin manager Robert Ged­des said: “We’re delighted to secure such a high calibre of darts player to the isles. Never before has so many top quality players assembled en masse so it promises to be a great tournament and a great day out.

“Recently the players have been firing on all cylinders with Phil Taylor and Mervin King completing three televised nine-darters between them in recent weeks.”

The tournament will be a straight knockout with the quarter-finals held during the afternoon session and the finals at night. A package deal for both sessions will go on sale first with any remaining tickets being sold for individual sessions.

Mr Geddes said: “We’re going to create a Premier League style atmosphere in the complex with big screens and music keeping the crowd entertained throughout. With the form of the players recently, hopefully we will see some nine darters too.”

Tickets (priced at £50 for the whole day, £25 for the 2pm session and £30 for the 7pm session) go on sale on Monday 12th July from Shetland Box Office on (01595) 745555.

Corporate tables are also available for the event by contacting before Friday 2nd July.


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