Pub customers get chance to play in 'FA Cup of darts'

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More than 30 pub customers will get the chance to play in the 'FA Cup of darts' thanks to Greene King.Players who make it through a series of heats...

More than 30 pub customers will get the chance to play in the 'FA Cup of darts' thanks to Greene King.

Players who make it through a series of heats at Greene King tenated pubs across the country will go through to the Budweiser UK Open Darts Championship in June. A total prize fund of £124,000 will be up for grabs at the event, which is held in Bolton and televised on Sky.

Greene King pubs will be hosting regional knockout tournaments until March 25, with the winner from each pub tournament competing in one of four regional finals. Eight players from each region will be invited to play in the UK Open.

The 32 Greene King winners will then go up against 128 professionals - including 12-time world champion Phil Taylor (pictured)​.

David Elliott, managing director at Greene King Pub Partners, commented: "This is a fantastic opportunity for darts fans to play against the world's top professionals, and I wish everybody taking part the best of luck. It would be great to see a Greene King customer on stage, live on TV, in the final!"

Barry Hearn, chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, which organises the event, added: "Greene King has shown its continued support for darts with this sponsorship."

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