Daryl Gurney throws down challenge to local darts players

AMATEUR darts players in Derry could win a unique opportunity to test their skills against one of the world's best players, Daryl Gurney, as part of the first ever Four Star Pizza NI Darts Challenge.

Thursday, 9th August 2018, 12:26 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:28 pm
BULLSEYE: World no.5 darts player, Daryl The Superchin Gurney (centre), is joined by Four Star Pizza Directors, Ciaran Bradley and Teague Whoriskey to launch the first ever Four Star Pizza NI Darts Challenge.

Currently ranked number five in the world, Derry man, Daryl – known affectionately as ‘Superchin’ - took a break from his busy schedule to fly home for the launch of the competition which will see darts players from all over Northern Ireland compete in a one-day, winner-take-all tournament to be named the Four Star Pizza SuperChamp.

As well as a unique opportunity to play a match against Daryl Gurney, the ‘Superchamp’ will also win an overnight trip for two to watch Daryl play at the Darts World Grand Prix in Dublin on September 30th as well as a year’s supply of Four Star Pizza and an official signed playing shirt from Daryl.

How to enter: To grab a slice of the action, local darts clubs and teams are being encouraged to register their interest for the competition at www.fourstarpizzadarts.com and nominate a champion to represent their club or team. Nominations must be received by Friday September 7th with nominated champions invited to compete in the Grand Final on Thursday, September 27th at a venue to be confirmed.

Speaking at the launch of the competition, Daryl said: “It’s fantastic to be launching the first ever Four Star Pizza NI Darts Challenge and I’m really looking forward to seeing how our local players fare in the final – as well as playing a match against our winner of course.

“I remember watching professional players on TV when I was younger and wondering what it would be like to play against them, so it’s great to be able to give that opportunity to players from Northern Ireland.

“Northern Ireland has some brilliant darts players so I’m really looking forward to seeing who I’ll be playing against and what clubs will be taking part. There’s always a chance that I could be playing some of the competitors in a PDC event in the future – but be warned, I’ll not be taking it easy on anyone!”, added Daryl.

Four Star Pizza Director, Brian Clarke said: “We’ve been proud to support Daryl throughout the 2018 darts season and we know that thousands of our customers in Northern Ireland cheer him on in every match. We think that this competition will be a great opportunity for the best players in the province to get together for a showdown against each other and to compete against one of the best darts players on the planet.

“We hope that local clubs really get behind the competition and put themselves forward for the tournament by registering their interest online and we would encourage all players out there to talk to their club organisers if they would like to be involved.

“We’re looking forward to a great event and can promise that as well as darts there will be plenty of Four Star Pizza to satisfy player’s appetites.”

Darts players can find more information and details on how to register for the event by going to www.fourstarpizzadarts.com