De Zwann Extends Deal As Unicorn Consolidate.

Ahead of the Ladbrokes UK Open which gets underway in Minehead later today, young Dutch star Jeffrey de Zwaan has penned a new long-term contract with Unicorn Darts.  

Pictured: top left: L-R. Unicorn Production Director Lee Parker, JDZ Manager Ben de Kok, Jeffrey de Zwaan & Player Liaison Manager Matt Rankin.

Rising star de Zwaan who turns 24 at the end of this month, is tipped by many to make his way to the very top of the game and has already climbed upto World no.20 in just over two years after regaining his PDC Tour card at European Q-School.

JDZ showcased his undoubted potential during the recent World Championship at Alexandra Palace averaging a blistering 106.09 whilst defeating Dave Chisnall and then narrowly losing out to eventual World Champion Peter Wright 4-3 in the Last 16, after battling back valiantly from three sets to nil down.

The talented Dutchman who has become a regular in TV events, will once again play a part in this year’s Premier League as a ‘Challenger’ on his home soil at Rotterdam Ahoy, where he will look to gain revenge over Wright for that World Championship defeat.

Claiming a maiden PDC European Tour title is at the forefront of de Zwaan’s mind, whilst he has his sights set on a place in the World’s Top 16 and is also striving for a coverted place in the Netherlands World Cup of Darts team come June in Hamburg. He certainly has the ability and belief to do just that.

De Zwaan has made solid progress over the last couple of years.

De Zwaan is delighted with the new deal ‘’I am honoured to sign a new contract with Unicorn. To be a part of such a big family company gives me a great feeling especially with the full support and backing they always give me. I am very excited for the future’’.

Player Liaison Manager Matt Rankin added “Spending time with Jeffrey and his management team in Holland earlier this week was an absolute pleasure and to conclude a deal which sees him remain with Unicorn for years to come, really is great news. JDZ is a supreme talent”.

Along with the new contract, Jeffrey will be promoted within Team Unicorn to our Maestro selection of players, where he will join Ian White, Joe Cullen & Seigo Asada. The promotion will fall in line with our 2021 range launch later this year, where a new portfolio of Jeffrey de Zwaan products will be released for sale.


Originally posted in Unicorn Darts By Unicorn Darts News

Pic: L Lustig/PDC

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Unicorn Step Up Asian Signings – Sato Latest To Join.

Kasumi Sato is the latest big name from Asia to sign for the world’s leading darts manufacturer.

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Kasumi Sato – (Pic Unicorn)

Kasumi Sato is the latest big name from Asia to sign for the world’s leading darts manufacturer.

Sato, aged 28 from Akiruno in Tokyo will join fellow stars Seigo Asada and Toru Suzuki in Team Unicorn, bringing together a now strong representation in Japan.

3 times Ladies Perfect Tour Champion, Sato was the surprise package at the recent Rest of the World Women’s Qualifier for the World Championship, as she pushed her compatriot Mikuru Suzuki hard in a keenly-contested final leading 4-3, before Suzuki claimed the last two legs to seal her spot at Alexandra Palace.

Sato reached the World Masters Semi-Finals in 2019, last month appeared at UK PDC Q-School as she looks to further her career in both steel and soft tip formats.

Unicorn Production Director Lee Parker is delighted to welcome Sato to Unicorn Darts

”Having followed Kasumi’s progress over the last couple of years we all delighted to warmly welcome her to Team Unicorn.

This signing sits perfectly within our growing team of stars in Asia and as 3 time Perfect Tour women’s champion it completes the dream team with men’s champion Seigo Asada.

We look forward to working closely with Kasumi and developing a range of products befitting her championship winning credentials”.

The full range of Kasumi Sato products will be released in due course. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for full details.


Originally Published at: Unicorn Darts 

Text: By Matt Rankin