Betfred.com League of Legends
Following the succesful inaugural year of the Betfred.com League of Legends we see the 2009 series trimmed to 3 events, sadly due to the current economic climate and the collapse of Setanta Sports. However, the event with a total prize fund of £35,000 and once again sponsored by Betfred, and Winmau as the exclusive Dartboard supplier will see 8 legends of game toe the oche to see who will be crowned overall champion.
The series will commence on 2nd October at Athena, Leicester, followed by Marton Country Club on 30th October and Rainton Meadows Arena on 31st October, each night will see all 8 players compete to a winner on a matchplay basis. The draw for the 2nd of October at Leicester, drawn by Peter ^One Dart^ Manley and Colin ^The Wizard^ Osbourne will see the 2008 Champion Bob Anderson play Peter Evison, Dave Whitcombe play Bobby George, Cliff Lazarenko play Eric Bristow and Keith Deller play John Lowe.
The prize fund structure is:
Matchplay 1 & 2
Qtr Final £625 1 point
Semi Final £1,000 2 points
Runner Up £2,000 3 points
Winner £3,500 4 points
Matchplay 3 - Finals Night
Qtr Final £750
Semi Final £1,250
Runner Up £2,250
Draw for finals night will be seeded on points won from matchplays 1 & 2, i.e player seeded 1 will play player seeded 8 and so forth.
Additional prize fund will see £1,500 awarded for the highest checkout and £1,500 awarded for the most 180^s scored.
We are proud to announce that our official dartboard supplier will once again be Winmau supplying their Blade 3 board for the series.
The players will not be taken the event lightly this year with the view to push the event forward for 2010. This year you will see Pete Evison, Dave Whitcombe and Bobby George competing at the Bridlington Spa next month as they enter into the Winmau World Masters and the Lakeside qualifiers, it will be interesting to see them up against the current crop of the BDO ranks.
Tickets for the series go on sale week commencing 24th August, please see below of details:
2nd October 2009 Athena, Queens Street, Leicester, LE1 1QD
£10 Standard and £20 VIP - TBA
30th October 2009 Marton Country Club, Stokesley Road, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8DS
£10 Standard and £20 VIP incl waitress service - 01642 317141
31st October 2009 Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton le Spring, DH4 5PH
10 standard and £25 VIP incl waitress service/buffet - 0191 5848630