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Article: Winmau Supports the Autonet Insurance Staffordshire Classic

Winmau Supports the Autonet Insurance Staffordshire Classic

Stoke-on-Trent eagerly awaits one of the biggest sporting events to hit the city this year. The final of the Staffordshire Classic darts competition is to be held at Fenton Manor Sports Complex on Friday 28th September and is an event that you don’t want to miss!

The Autonet sponsored tournament in Association with Winmau will exclusively use Winmau Blade 4 dartboards and initially takes place on Sunday 26th August, where entrants will compete in a series of knockout stages throughout the course of the day. Competitors will be cheered on by family and friends in the initial knockout phase, and entry to this part of the competition is free for spectators! Various cash prizes will be awarded to players as they compete to reach the top four at the all-important final which will be hosted at the same venue a month later and will feature leading professional players at the pinnacle of the sport. 1500 spectators are expected to flock to Fenton Manor to witness the scintillating final action.

The tournament is the brainchild of established promotions company, CWH Promotions, and the winner is guaranteed £2000 with an overall prize fund of £10,000. This is the chance of a lifetime opportunity for some of the best amateur darts players in the country to go head-to-head with the professionals at the very top of the sport and be crowned the first ever champion of the Staffordshire Classic tournament.

Autonet Insurance, the largest independently owned van insurance broker in the UK and local to the Staffordshire area, were approached by CWH Promotions to sponsor the event. Having supported numerous local events and charity run occasions in the past, the established insurer broker were more than happy to advertise and promote such a huge sporting tournament.

Managing Director of Autonet Insurance, Ian Donaldson, commented: “This is a great event that will bring thousands of people together not only from the local community but all over the UK. Whether you’re a fan of darts or not, the atmosphere will be electric and it is a fantastic opportunity for both competitors and spectators to watch some of the greatest names in the sport compete against some of our finest amateur darts players. We are truly honoured to be part of such an exciting sporting occasion.”

Ian Flack, Sales and Marketing Director of Winmau, added “CWH Promotions, Autonet Insurance and Winmau are the leaders in their respective fields. To have all three supporting and promoting this tournament bodes well for the players involved, and we are sure that the inaugural Staffordshire Classic will be a huge success. CWH Promotions wanted to ensure that all players competing in the event had the best possible opportunity to maximise their scoring, and we are honoured that they chose us as their darts equipment partner.”

Avid darts players who wish to take part in the knock out stages on the 26th August with a view to qualifying for the final on September 28th can enter the tournament by calling the Championship Final Box Office on 01782 234200. The entry fee per participator is £20.

For more information and up-to-date news on this exciting event why not follow Autonet Insurance’s social media sites at:!/theautonetopen   

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