THREE legends of the world of darts will be staging an exhibition match in Bahrain and one lucky reader or GDNonline visitor can win a pair of tickets to the event and the chance to step up to the oche and play one of them.
Three local players from the Bahrain Darts Association will also be playing three legs each to add spice to the night against Chris ‘The Ace’ Mason, Terry ‘The Bull’ Jenkins and Paul ‘The Asset’ Nicholson.
The ‘Bulls Eye in Bahrain’ showcase will take place at the British Club and will include a meet and greet gathering and a question and answer session for fans on Friday, November 8.
Club Manager Daniel McRae said: “A chance conversation with a good friend in the UK about bringing out some world class players to Bahrain got me excited as I am all for attracting quality to the British Club!
“The quality of the players is phenomenal.”
Mason has many titles to his name including the Irish Masters and also has lifted the Scottish Open and the English Open titles.
He enjoyed his best achievement in the 1999 BDO World Championship, when he recovered from 1-4 down in sets in his best-of-nine quarter-final match against Martin Adams, survived many match darts against him before eventually winning 5-4 in sets, winning by 6–4 in legs in the deciding set. This match is regarded as one of the best matches on television, and it included 29 180s between the players.
Mason hit the perfect nine dart finish in the last 32 stage of the Winmau World Masters, watched by good friend Bobby George, who said: “It was OK apart from the treble 19 wasn't quite in the middle."
Jenkins reached number four in the world rankings and has been runner-up in nine major finals and Nicholson won the 2010 Players Championship Finals, where he defeated Mervyn King in the final. He was also the runner-up to Phil Taylor in the 2011 Championship League Darts, and part of the Australia team which lost a sudden death shoot-out to England in the 2012 PDC World Cup of Darts Final.
Tickets are being snapped up for the event at BD30-a-head, including food and selected beverages, and groups are also purchasing ‘table of ten’ tickets priced at BD300 with the guarantee that two in the party will play against one of the professionals.
The event will be sponsored in part by GBI and will involve a five-hour evening brunch-style event. Anyone who purchases a ticket before October 26 will go into a draw to participate too. “We will even play your music to walk you on to the stage as the event will be filmed by a professional videographer,” added McRae.
There will also be a chance to win signed memorabilia and the players have agreed to stay behind to sign autographs.
- To win a pair of show tickets and the chance to play one of the stars answer this question: What is the highest score you can achieve with three darts?
The first correct entry picked at random by the sports editor at noon on Monday will win the prize. Email email@example.com