Posted on March 12th, 2012
We featured the details on this last week here, but please see the official media release from Rileys below:
Chance to take on Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in the UK Open
The ‘FA Cup of Darts’ is on the horizon and you could be a giant killer. The UK Open is the only PDC tournament where amateur players compete against top professionals, including 15-times World Champion Phil Taylor.
Rileys, the largest pool, snooker and darts operator in the UK, has 32 places up for grabs for the UK Open at Bolton Wanderers’ Reebok Stadium, June 7-10th.
Rileys will hold one-off knockout tournaments at 32 of their clubs nationwide to find 32 winners. The 32 winners will also receive £100 of Rileys Vouchers and a personalised shirt to play in, when they attend the tournament in June.
Rileys Darts Ambassador Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor said:
“I would love to see some new talent get through to the final rounds.” He adds: “There’s nothing better than a spot of giant killing. It happens in football’s FA Cup – so why not in darts? Rileys Darts Zones are spacious, modern and professional – a perfect venue to practice and then qualify for the UK Open.”
The finals for UK Open, which will be televised live on Sky Sports, take place at Bolton Wanderers FC’s Reebok Stadium from Thursday June 7 to Sunday June 10, with a prize fund of £200,000.
Last year, Rileys amateurs claimed a total of £18,000 in prize money including two quarter finalists. Four of the qualifiers have since made it through Q-school into the professional ranks of the PDC tour.
To enter the UK Open qualifiers apply online at www.rileys.co.uk/tournaments by the April the 13th at 12noon or visit your local Rileys and register for the chance to take on the big boys!
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