Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand, announced today the launch of a new major tournament in partnership with the World Disability Darts Association (WDDA) and hosted by the Dutch Darts Association (NDB).
The WDDA Winmau World Championship will be held on 31st January at De Bonte Wever in Assen, as part of the Dutch Open, the world’s biggest open darts tournament with over 5,000 participants, providing players with disabilities the opportunity to compete as part of one of the sport’s most prestigious events.
The final line up will be based on the same criteria by which players qualify for the WDDA Winmau World Masters. With that event no longer on the tournament calendar, the new WDDA Winmau World Championship takes over as one of disability darts’ most prestigious events and will carry an even bigger prize fund.
“Thanks to the work of the WDDA and their partners, disability darts gets bigger and better every year,” says Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director. “I am delighted disability darts has a new, exciting and even larger event to help carry the sport forward and we can’t wait to see who will be crowned the first ever WDDA Winmau World Champion!”
Russ Strobel, founder of the WDDA, added: “Winmau has been a tremendous supporter of disability darts – not only supporting the WDDA but by sponsoring our partners and a team of international players. The WDDA Winmau World Championship will represent the pinnacle of the sport and will hopefully encourage more players to participate in the future.”
Full information with regard to the WDDA can be found on their website: http://www.world-disability-darts.org/