The World Seniors Darts Championship is a joint Project of MODUS Sports and Jason Frasier. Frasier got known for a Snooker Legends Exhibitions Tour which he transformed in a global circuit which is ratified by the sport's governing body So it could be possible should the World Seniors Darts Championship be a success something similar is planned for the sport of darts.
All players who are older than 50 years of age can take part in the World Senior Darts Championship.
The field of participants will consist of 24 players. Beside 15 former PDC and BDO World Champions seven more players were invited. The last two places will be decided by a qualifier in which not PDC Tour Card holders are allowed to take part.
The qualifier probably will be played on November, the date is not yet known. The tournament then will be played from 3. - 6. February. The venue will be the Circus Tavern in London - for many years the venue for the PDC World Championship.
The format will look like this:
Preliminary: Best of 5 Sets (5 Legs)
Last 16: Best of 5 Sets (5 Legs)
Quarterfinals: Best of 5 Sets (5 Legs)
Semi-Finals: Best of 7 Sets (5 Legs)
Final: Best of 7 Sets (5 Legs)
The price money for the winner will be 25 000 pound. Tickets are available from 1. June over the Circus Tavern Box Office under the numer +44 01708 863838
. On dartshop.tv VIP packets are available.
Negotiations about a TV live broadcast are conducted.
As first player Phil Taylor accepted the invitation. By now all players invited are known:
Dennis Priestley was invited as well but can't take part due to knee surgery. He was replaced by Darryl Fitton.
Might be Priestley will like Francis Hoenselaar and Bobby George accept a role as ambassador.
The last two places in the field of participants will be filled by a qualifier on 13. November.