The England Darts Organisation (EDO) have announced that they will be introducing a Men’s and Ladies Matchplay tournament, with Winmau as the main title sponsor. The inaugural event will be played on Sunday 23rd September at Bunn Leisure, Selsey as part of the England Classic weekend.

The top four ladies and top eight men in the England rankings will be invited to take part, with all twelve players being guaranteed prize money. The tables are available on www.englanddarts.co.uk and all the qualifying players will be confirmed shortly.

At the current time, the players sitting in the qualifying positions are : Trina Gulliver, Lisa Ashton, Deta Hedman, Zoe Jones, Scott Waites, Glen Durrant, James Wilson, Martin Atkins, Garry Thompson, Paul Hogan, John Walton, and Scott Mitchell.

Every match will be played on stage at Bunn Leisure and will be streamed live on the England web page.

Tommy Thompson of the EDO said “The EDO are delighted that both of the Matchplays will be sponsored by Winmau. They have been a constant supporter of the EDO since its formation and we are proud to use their Blade 4 dartboards at all our events.”

Ian Flack, Sales and Marketing Director of Winmau, added “The EDO are one of the most pro-active darts organisations in the world, and the addition of the Winmau England Matchplay shows their commitment towards creating new and exciting initiatives for the country’s dart players. It is fantastic that this new tournament will be streamed live via the England website, and their continued investment in this technology gives viewers the world over the opportunity to watch the amazing talent on display”.

Further information with regard to the EDO can be found on their website: www.englanddarts.co.uk

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