SHOWNIGHTS.COM TO HOLD INAUGURAL WINMAU EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN
Shownights.com Ltd, in partnership with Winmau and in conjunction with the BDO, are delighted to announce the staging of the inaugural Shownights.com Winmau European Darts Open weekend. This new Category A+ tournament will take place from July 29-31 2016 at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool.
The weekend will kick off on Friday night with a BDO Showpiece invitational tournament which will include the best men and ladies of the BDO circuit in a straight knock-out competition.
Saturday will see the Men, Ladies, WDDA and under 18’s compete for their respective titles whilst Sunday will hold a pairs event, Youth 18-23 tournament and a complete line up of stage finals.
This unique event will also include a Shownights.com evening entertainment package.
Wayne Dobinson, Shownights.com managing director, said: "This is an exciting time for Shownights.com and follows our success on the exhibition circuit. Having staged successful events at the Indigo O2 this is a
natural progression to bring further events to the BDO calendar. "I am excited to have the confidence of the BDO Board in the staging of this unique experience for darts fans. With a mixture of darts and entertainment it
will be a great darting experience for both fans and players. "We are delighted to have Winmau on board as it is such a recognised brand within the sport and obviously a great fit for this tournament. Ian Flack, Sales and Marketing Director of Winmau, added: "We are delighted to be able to support this inaugural competition and believe it will quickly establish itself as a true major on the BDO circuit. "We are proud of our long relationship with the BDO as they continue to enhance the game. In addition we look forward to working with Shownights.com who will bring a fresh approach to a darts weekend.”
With a total prize fund of £50,000+ the BDO have confirmed that the tournament will attract BDO Category A+ ranking points and will be open to all players (subject to BDO eligibility rules).
Sue Williams, Chairperson, BDO said: "It gives me great pleasure to welcome Shownights.com into the BDO family.
"The Shownights.com brand is recognised on the exhibition circuit and with this partnership they’ll be associated with leading players in BDO darts, including World Champions and other major tournament winners."
Details for entry and early bird accommodation packages will be available in the very near future via www.shownights.com