New Organisation’s Flagship Championship Tours Return in the South West:
With the first Championship Tours being huge successes back in May, they will return once more this weekend in Bristol with Matt Jackson leading the ADC Rankings by 8 points ahead of Adam Atkinson in second, the winner of the first Championship Tour in Manchester back in May.
Many players who appeared at Lakeside back in April will make their way to Bristol this weekend including the likes of the Muffin Man Steve Hine and Johnny Haines who went all the way in his match with Thibault Tricole, the runner up to Neil Duff at the WDF World Championships in Surrey.
Tony Newell has not played a competitive event since his win in the second Winmau Championship Tour but will return to action this weekend sitting in eleventh in the rankings.
Legendary names including our very own Colin Osbourne ( twice a qtr finalist on weekend one) will also be there with the prize fund set at £2000, with a cool £1000 for the winner as well as a valuable 256 ranking points to add to the player’s point tally.
Another contender in the rankings is Tony Wood who won his very first ADC event last week in Consett, so could we see the veteran go one better and win a Championship Tour.
Former World Master Adam Smith Neale and ex-PDC card holder Gary Blades will also be in Bristol with Blades recently winning a grudge match in the very first ADC Undisputed series.
The 2nd double-header has really drawn attention due to the momentum the ADC has generated had since May’s opener and Bristol will really give an indication for the rankings and who will be on top at the end of the year. Manchester and Bristol will feature again in the Championship Tour calendar in the run-up to the final Weekend in October.
The Bomber Steve Brown and ADC England Falcons title holder Stu Wilson, fresh from defending his crown against Tom Cromwell last week in the Botanical Gardens, will also feature in the action at Thornbury Leisure Centre.
Play gets underway at midday tomorrow with a plate tournament also set to commence later in the day.
A huge weekend for the rankings with events taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, with the winner of event 4 qualifying for the Champion of Champions in August.
- Sat, 2 Jul 202212:00 Sun, 3 Jul 202219:00
Tour Events #3 and #4
Saturday 2nd July & Sunday 3rd July 2022
Event #3 Reg Here
Event #4 Reg Here (Winner of this event will qualify for the Red Dragon Champion of Champions Grand Final – 10k Winner)
Keep a close watch on @dartscircuit and @Darts_World for updates throughout the weekend.
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