Hopkins Proves Team 360 Case

Red Dragon Darts

From Winmau Team 360 to a fully backed Winmau player, Connor Hopkins has now signed a new evolution deal becoming the latest member of the Winmau team. The Welshman uses online training software GoDartsPro alongside many other players, with over 80 training games available on the app which can be downloaded now. 

“I am delighted to sign an evolution deal with Winmau, they have supported me all through my career and I look forward to the future with their continued backing.”

Connor will appear on the MODUS Super Series later in the year, having claimed success in the Winmau Open Series by the Amateur Darts Circuit, winning Event 14 in Bristol after whitewashing Kieran Harris 6-0 in the Final back in August. 

Many Winmau players have graced the Live Lounge oche including the likes of Thibault Tricole, Willie Borland and Colin Osborne with Hopkins set to add his name to that list and will represent the ADC at the same time. 

The youngster also had a decent outing at the Depot in Cardiff for the 2023 Red Dragon Champion of Champions, losing to eventual winner Kurt Parry in the Last 16 despite missing match darts after prevailing as the Board 14 winner earlier in the day, with wins over Paul Cook and Jason Heaver including a ton plus checkout against Tsunami. 

Winmau marketing director Simon Hall spoke on Hopkins’ new evolution deal: “Connor has taken huge strides in his performance since signing with us in 2021, and I cannot wait to see his further development as an up-and-coming Welsh talent.”


Catch up on the summer’s activity in the latest digital Darts World Extra 11

Hopkins recently took part in the Welsh Darts Masters and the Welsh Individual Championships, losing at the Last 16 stage in both competitions despite averaging over 7 points higher than his opponent in the Individual Championships. 

The Welsh international qualified for his first Winmau World Youth Championship after the conclusion of the PDC Development Tours, falling short on the Sunday in Milton Keynes in the group stages but can be proud of his achievements, finishing 43rd on the order of merit with £2125 earnt in 2023.  

Connor also returned to county action at the start of September for Gwent, securing a win despite losing a 3-0 lead to his opponent. The 18-year-old produced a huge checkout with the highest amount of pressure on his shoulders, hitting a 148 finish to secure a 4-3 win. 

Winmau Team360 chairman Steve Brown said: “I am so proud of his achievements, and he is fully deserving of this improved deal, with his performances on the oche in the ADC, JDC, and the Development Tour. Winmau is the biggest manufacturer in the sport, and this improved contract will help with Connor’s confidence going forward.”

A fantastic achievement for Connor Hopkins who has moved from a Team360 player into a Winmau player in the space of 2 years, and we wish him all success going forward into the rest of the darting year. 


Images: JDC

Grab a  50th Anniversary Darts World package 581 here or the most recent print Issue 583 here :

The Darts World 50 limited edition dart set is available to order (Here) in your choice of pack/bundle.

Also Available Free: Darts World Extra 11 – Summer Special

Darts World Magazine‘s fantastic value bundles:
Subscribe or purchase your copy


Latest articles

Newsletter Signup

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here