Local talent aim to hit the bullseye

CHECKING OUT: Keith Deller will be competing in the Bury Darts Open
CHECKING OUT: Keith Deller will be competing in the Bury Darts Open
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It will be a case of trebles for show and doubles for dough at Moreton Hall Community 
Centre tomorrow with the 
return of the Bury Darts open.

The ever popular tournament is back for its fourth year and has again grown in stature with more entries and a bigger prize fund than previous years.

Around 128 players will take to the oche including household names Darren Webster of the Professional Darts Corporation, former world champion Keith Deller and defending champion Lionel Sams.

Starting at 10am and continuing throughout the 
day, groups of four will 
battle it out to progress through to the knockout stages with the eventual winner scooping a creditable £800 windfall.

Event organiser Matt Taylor believes the tournament will prove a bigger success than ever before with the action surpassing previous years.

“It should be another great event with really high quality darts being played throughout the entire day,” he said. “We have spread the net further this year and it appears to have worked as we have pulled in some big names once again.

“The prize money has also increased from last year’s event and that has attracted some real quality.

“It also helped that people know about the reputation of the competition from the first three years which has seen it grow further again.

“It will be a great opportunity for local players to really test themselves against former world champions who have played on the biggest stages like the Alexandra Palace.

“This region has some real talent so you never know we could have an upset.”

n For more information email Colin Houghton at moretonhallclub@aol.com.