World ParaDarts’ maiden tournament, the World ParaDarts United Lockdown tournament, was played to a fantastic conclusion last Sunday evening, with Winmau duo Ricky Chilton and Rob Gillan taking the Stand and Wheelchair titles respectively.
The whole tournament was played remotely from each player’s home around the World and streamed live via the World Paradarts Facebook group here.
In the standing category Ricky Chilton defeated Jon Hirst 4-1 in what was a tighter final than the scoreline suggests. The Welshman also defeated David Johnson en route to the final, coming out the 4-2 victor at that stage.
New Zealander Rob Gillan was crowned the Wheelchair classification champion with a 4-1 win over Dutchman Arie van de Rassel. Gillan also defeated Darren Kennish by the same scoreline in his semi-final, whilst Arie defeated Patrick Morrison 4-0 in their semi-final.
With the Coronavirus effecting every darts event the world over, the Stichting HSG team have taken the decision to move the disability European Championships to the back end of the year.
Hans Willink, Chairman of Stichting HSG, said: “The new dates are October the 16th to 18th 2020 at the stunning venue Lourdeskerk in The Hague, and we very much look forward to welcoming all players from across Europe. A huge thanks to our sponsors Vegro and Winmau, who are both massive supporters of disability darts and without their help we wouldn’t be in a position to put on such a large scale event.”
The tournament carries an impressive prize fund of 7,000 euros and the finals on the Sunday will be broadcast live and for free via Winmau TV.
The event will be played under the jurisdiction of the Dutch Darts Federation (NDB) and according to the rules of the newly formed World Paradarts organisation.
Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are proud to continue our association with Hans and his team. The players always love taking part in Stichting HSG events and they are staged with the utmost professionalism and with a large element of fun! Good luck to all participants.”
Registration closes on the 17th of May 2020 and you can register via these links:
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