The legendary five-times world darts champion Eric Bristow has been added to the line-up for this summer’s SRT/Simpson & Ward Masters.
The annual compeition, now in its third year, is being held at Clickimin on Saturday 14th July and eight of the top darts players from the Professional Darts Co-operation (PDC) will travel to Shetland to compete.
Accompanying the players are top referees Russ Bray and George Noble and the addition of Bristow, the “Crafty Cockney”, will ensure that this year’s event tops the success of the previous two. He will be up to host the corporate night held on the Friday before doing some meeting and greeting with the fans during the main tournament on Saturday.
Clickimin manager Robert Geddes said: “I’m delighted with the line-up and the additions, with Russ, George and Eric coming. Each year is a challenge to secure the top players in the world as their calendars are getting more congested with ranking tournaments.
“We’re still in discussions with regards to the format of the tournament but what we can promise is another top quality day of darts. We’re also looking at increasing the crowd participation with a number of challenges throughout the tournament.
“At the moment it looks like the other seven players will need to be at their best to defeat the current trophy holder Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor as he is in formidable form. Fresh from his recent nine-dart finish in the Aberdeen Premier League match he must be the favourite to lift the trophy for the third consecutive time.
“There are a number of fans favourites though who will be looking for the crowd’s backing as they aim to topple Taylor. The corporate tickets sold out in record time last Friday so I would advise anyone looking to secure tickets for the event to be on the ball on Saturday morning.”