The MODUS Super Series Champions Week line-up has now been confirmed, with 12 players set to battle it out this week to be crowned the inaugural MODUS Super Series champion and to claim the £20,000 champion’s cheque in Saturday’s final.
The 12 weekly winners will compete at a brand-new, purpose-built venue in Portsmouth between Monday 17-Saturday 22 October, with the champion writing themselves into the history books as the first-ever MODUS Super Series champion. All matches will be broadcast LIVE through the week on Sporty Stuff TV (SKY 437, Freesat 250, Freeview 264) and online at sportystuff.tv.
Chris Mason was the final player to book his place in the Champions Week line-up following his match week 12 victory on Saturday, putting down the commentary microphone and picking up his darts to play in his first TV event in 12 years.
The 52-year-old joins the already-qualified (in order of match week, 1-11): Robert Owen, Chas Barstow, Graham Hall, Darryl Pilgrim, Lee Evans, Ciaran Teehan, Graham Usher, Conan Whitehead, Josh Payne (replaces Scott Williams), Gavin Carlin and Peter Jacques.
Robert Owen: Robert goes by the nickname ‘Stack Attack’ and was born in Ogmore Valley, Wales. Robert won a PDC Challenge Tour event this year, and he also reached the semi-finals of the UK Open in 2018.
Chas Barstow: Chas, who was born in Winchester, competed in this year’s PDC World Darts Championship, where he was knocked out by Michael van Gerwen in the second round. He also reached the third round of the UK Open in 2021.
Graham Hall: Graham hails from Stratford Upon Avon and is nicknamed ‘G-Man’.
Darryl Pilgrim: Nicknamed ‘Glad All Over’, Darryl featured in the UK Open in both 2017 and 2018.
Lee Evans: Lee was born in Swindon and started playing darts aged 16. Lee has made five UK Open appearances and won a PDC Challenge Tour title in 2017.
Ciaran Teehan: Nicknamed ‘The High Tower’, Ciaran is an Irish darts player from Cork. Ciaran qualified for the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship, losing out in the last 64, while also participating in the 2021 UK Open.
Graham Usher: Graham hails from Scarborough and previously won the BDO/WDF-ranked Lincolnshire Open in 2019.
Conan Whitehead: A bricklayer by trade, Conan was born in Dartford, Kent but now lives in Gillingham. ‘The Barbarian’ has been playing since 2007, with his best career performance seeing him reach the last 64 of the UK Open in 2013.
Josh Payne: Based in Gravesend, ‘The Maximum’ is a former PDC Tour card holder after claiming a top-two finish on the PDC Youth Tour in 2015. Josh has reached the last 64 of the PDC World Darts Championship on three occasions, while making the quarter-finals of the UK Open in 2019.
Gavin Carlin: From Derry, Northern Ireland, Gavin has competed in various PDC events. Nicknamed ‘The Cannon’, Gavin won his PDC Tour card at Q-School in 2019, before losing it earlier this year.
Peter Jacques: Hailing from Huddersfield, Peter is a postman for the Royal Mail when not playing darts. ‘The Terrier’ has previously reached the last 16 of the UK Open and Players Championship Finals, while winning two PDC Challenge Tour titles.
Chris Mason: Born in Bristol, Chris enjoyed a successful darts career in the 1990s and 2000s, winning the English and Scottish Opens as well as the Irish Masters, while also reaching the semi-finals of the World Matchplay and quarter-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship, World Grand Prix and UK Open. In more recent years, Chris had swapped his darts to focus on commentating duties.
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