Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand, has extended its
long-standing agreement with the Dutch Darts Association (NDB) to
ensure that the country’s top players will continue to use Winmau’s Blade 4 dartboard exclusively for all NDB events throughout 2013.
Both parties are also delighted to confirm that the
final stages of this year’s 35th Dutch Open Darts will be
televised live by Eurosport 2, with numerous repeats on Eurosport 1 and 2 in
the week following. There will also be live streaming available on the internet
for all finals, including youth.
The Dutch Open Darts is the largest darts open
event in Europe, with more than 3,500 players expected to compete. There
are Men's, Ladies and Youth Singles, plus the Pairs events and an increased
prize fund of €33,335!
As an added bonus, the winners of the singles
competitions will receive invitations to the Winmau World Masters in October
The WDF, BDO
and Zuiderduin ranked event
takes place from Friday 1st February to
Sunday 3rd February at the NH Conference Centre Koningshof
Winmau favourite, Andy Fordham, will be making his return to the
BDO at the tournament and, with his huge fan base in Holland, is sure to be a huge favourite with the
The prestigious Six Nations Cup Darts takes place
in the Netherlands on 22nd, 23rd and 24th February, and Winmau has been named
as the title sponsor.
The Winmau Six Nations Cup will take place at Holiday
Park de Krim on the Dutch island of Texel and will also be streamed live on the
The best six darts playing countries in the world of
darts will send their national teams and top players, to compete for the
prestigious Six Nations Cup Darts titles.
Ian Flack, Sales and Marketing Director of Winmau,
said: “Winmau is thrilled to continue
our successful partnership with the NDB and we are proud that our Blade 4
dartboard will be used as the exclusive dartboard on the NDB tour.
"The Netherlands continues to produce some of the
world’s best and most passionate dart players, and it is a credit to the NDB
system that there are so many Dutch players competing at the highest level
(including Winmau’s World Champion Christian Kist). Not only will our Blade
dartboard be used at all the NDB events, but we will receive more brand
exposure at every level thanks to the support of the NDB.”
Niels de Ruiter, Director of the NDB says: “The NDB
is dedicated to growing the popularity of darts and increasing the visibility
of the sport in the Netherlands and beyond. We are thrilled to have the full
backing of a huge company like Winmau and, with their support, the phenomenal
strides we have made in the last few years will continue at pace into the
future. The Eurosport coverage and our investments in the
live streams on the internet is a massive boost for the sport and will ensure
that fans across the world can watch one of the biggest and best tournaments in
The Dutch Open Darts will be televised live on
Eurosport 2 from 4.30pm (UK
time) on Sunday 3rd February and
repeats and highlights will also be aired on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 the
Live streaming of all stage finals, including the youth,
and all possible information about the Dutch Open Darts will be available via
the Dutch Open website. It can also be followed on Facebook and on Twitter
The Winmau Six Nations Cup Darts will be available by
live streaming on the internet.
Please visit this website, or follow @NDBdarts on Twitter.
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