Darts legends Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and Eric Bristow will go head-to-head in Leicestershire.
Promoter Matt Ward last night performed the draw for his ‘Armageddon’ event at Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick on Friday, April 6 and Taylor and Bristow will clash in the quarter finals of the County’s biggest-ever darts tournament.
Between them, they have won an astonishing 20 world titles and Ward said: “Neither of them ever plays to lose.”
Bristow, known as ‘The Crafty Cockney,’ was the sport’s biggest name in the 1980s when he lifted the world championship trophy five times. He went on to sponsor Taylor after spotting his potential and the sorcerer and apprentice came face-to-face in the BDO world championship final in 1991.
Taylor’s thumping 6-1 win marked the end of Bristow’s dominance – he never reached another world championship final – and ‘The Power’ has gone on to win the sport’s biggest prize 15 times in a record-breaking career.
UPDATE: Just 21 tickets remain for the Armageddon event – so it’s heading towards a total sell out! What an atmosphere that will mean – get your ticket now if you wish to join us!
Taylor, a world champion in three different decades, last week threw his ninth televised nine-dart leg in his McCoy’s Premier League victory over Kevin Painter in Aberdeen.
Tickets for ‘Armageddon’ are still available, but are now limited in number.
Article written by Matt Bozeat, author of the “Darts Miscellany” book – available on Amazon here.