Laurel to host the "FA Cup" of Darts

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Laurel Pub Company has teamed up with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and sports promoter Barry Hearn to give pub darts players the chance...

Laurel Pub Company has teamed up with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and sports promoter Barry Hearn to give pub darts players the chance to take on the top ranked players in the World.

The UK Open Darts Championship will be held in 160 Laurel houses across the UK.

"This is the FA Cup of darts," said Mr Hearn, of Matchroom Sport. "It's your chance to play your heroes and test yourself against the best players. You could be drawn against World champion Phil Taylor."

Phil "the power" Taylor's dominance of the sport has been compared with that of golfer Tiger Woods. He has been crowned PDC World champion 10 times.

He was discovered after entering a pub tournament. "The next star has to be out there," said PDC chief executive Tim Darby. "This is a perfect way to start the search for the champion of tomorrow."

Any member of the public can enter the tournament free. The event is a ranked tournament so the majority of the top 128 professionals will play in order to maintain or improve their order of merit positions.

More information is available on 02476 693335.

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