Taylor's senior moment
By Editorial Staff 03/04/2021
DARTS is set to join snooker, golf, and tennis by staging a regular event for its veteran stars. The World Seniors Darts Championship announced today will be operated by promotion company MODUS Sports in conjunction with Snooker Legends who have made such a success of snooker's equivalent.
Players will be 50and over with 'The Power' in the vanguard of those keen to compete:
“I lost my hunger four years ago but having seen the concept that MODUS and Snooker Legends have put together and having worked for MODUS Sports for many years on the exhibition circuit I could not resist making a comeback. I cannot wait to hit the practice board and show my old rivals I still have what it takes to win. I dominated the professional tour, maybe I can dominate the seniors too," said Taylor on the announcement.
In addition to the 16-time World Champion, the event will provide an opportunity for the public to revisit the skills of players such as Andy Fordham, John Lowe, Martine Adams, Bob Anderson, Richie Burnett, Keith Deller and Dennis Priestley.
More places will be allocated during a 'Seniors Qualifying School' which is set to take place prior to the inaugural tournament. A planned debut in 2022 will of course is subject to pandemic progress.
The winner will receive £25,000 for claiming the title which it is hoped will be broadcast for as many fans as possible to see. Negotiations are underway with venues and media providers.