England Announce Joint Venture
The England Darts Organisation (EDO) is pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new series of events in 2012.
The events are being run in conjunction with Grosvenor Casinos and will be known as the England Grosvenor Grand Prix and there will be a total prize fund in excess of £30,000.
EDO Tournament Director, Jean Thomas initiated a pilot event with Grosvenor Casinos at their Huddersfield casino earlier this year under the guise of the Yorkshire Classic which was an outstanding success.
Jean said “I’m pleased that 2012 will see a Grand Prix made up of eight events in Grosvenor Casinos around England. The eight events will see separate Mens and Ladies singles competitions with a top prize of £1,000 and £500 respectfully and the Grand Prix will culminate and a Grand Final in the Midlands on the weekend of 14/15 July 2012.”
Negotiations are currently being held with specific casinos around England, there will be a total of £4,000 prize money at each of the eight events. A list of the eight casinos will be published on the England web site in the New Year.
EDO Chairman, Tommy Thompson said “We are very excited with this collaboration with Grosvenor Casinos, the initial event run in Huddersfield was a massive success despite being organised in a relatively short time.”
“We are hopeful that the England Counties will embrace this event and players will also be encouraged to participate at several events in the hope of qualification for the Grand Finals.”
The England Grosvenor Grand Prix will also be incorporated into the EDO Ranking. (see below)
The EDO are delighted to be working with Grosvenor Casinos and see the Grand Prix as a massive boost for the EDO and its members.