Jarred Cole: 'King of The Castle' goes global
By Paul Woodage 28/07/2021
JARRED Cole produced the performance of his life at the recent MAD Contender Series Finals, becoming the company’s new Global Champion and collecting his first world title of what is looking like an extremely promising career.
It was a night of high anticipation at the Botanic Gardens in Manchester last week as five titles were up for grabs. The action clashed with events occurring in the World Matchplay at Blackpool but that didn’t prevent a fantastic turn-out.
In the closing match of the evening, it was a devastating display by 21-year old Cole, dismantling reigning champion Wayne Warren by a colossal margin of 11-3.
The young Hartford lad raced out of the blocks, blistering into an opening 5-0 session lead. The Welshman responded after the interval to narrow the advantage to 7-3 before Cole reasserted his dominance and won the match without further concession.
Modern Amateur Darts (MAD) is still in it’s infancy, not even a year old but in such a small space of time they have already made enormous strides giving non-professional dart players out there the perfect platform to develop their skill, compete in tournaments and take their game to the next level.
Winning this championship is a remarkable achievement for Cole. The new champion has been around the PDC circuit for a few years now, narrowly missing out in recent years on a full tour card.
In 2017, he burst onto the scene picking up the WDF Europe Youth Singles title before lifting the Finders Darts Masters Youth trophy a year later.
Also in 2018, Cole collected his maiden PDC title, winning a development tour.
However, a couple of near-misses at Q-School haven’t diminished his hunger and desire to succeed on the oche. Cole will be back again in January to fulfill his dream and nights like this will certainly give him added impetus to achieve his ambitions.
So now with the MAD Global Championship sitting proudly around his waist, the kid known as ‘King Of The Castle’ plans to reign there for a long time to come.-----ENDS-----
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