The Ladbrokes.com journalist darts knock-out competition

Press Gazette has teamed up with Ladbrokes.com to offer a pair of lucky readers the chance to play darts with two of the best players in the world.

To mark the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship moving from the Circus Tavern to Alexandra Palace, Press Gazette is hosting its first ever knock-out darts tournament for journalists.

The two winners will not only get to attend the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship promoted by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), but they will also get the chance to play darts with Ray van Barneveld and Phil ‘The Power’Taylor in a one-off doubles match.

‘Darts is now a cross between a Springsteen concert and professional wrestling,’according to Geordie voice of darts, Sid Waddell.

And this year’s event – from 17 December to 1 January – promises to have more razzamatazz than ever, being held at the 2,200-capacity London venue, which formerly hosted the famous News of the World Darts Championship.

Broadcast on Sky, the PDC World Championship has been sponsored by Ladbrokes.com for the past four years.

The aim of the Press Gazette tournament is to find the two best journalist darts players across all media.

They will be found via an open, knock-out competition to be held at a London venue on 27 November. Hospitality will be provided by Ladbrokes.com and the PDC.

The two winners will play in a one-off doubles match with van Barneveld and Taylor on 11 December, compered by Sid Waddell.

There will also be Ladbrokes.com free bet prizes of £250 and £200 and two tickets for each of the winners to the semi-finals of this year’s championship.

To enter, you must be able to prove you are a journalist and are able to play darts to a good standard.

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: ‘Last year’s PDC final between van Barneveld and Taylor was one of the most gripping darts contests ever seen on TV. The chance to throw arrows with these two legends is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Places in the tournament will be limited to 32 and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to players who meet the qualifying criteria.

To enter, download and complete the entry form

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