WINMAU SUPPORTS LATVIAN DARTS ORGANISATION
Winmau’s support of the development of the global game of darts has taken another step forward with the announcement that it is to be the official brand of the Latvian Darts Organisation (LDO).
Moving forward, all LDO events will use Winmau’s world-class Blade 5 dartboards, the company said. In addition, it will sponsor the Latvia Open – the Baltic states’ largest darts festival – which takes place at the Bellevue Park Hotel in Riga from the 20th to 22nd of October 2017.
The Winmau Latvia Open will also be streamed LIVE and for FREE via Winmau’s leading broadcast channel Winmau TV: http://www.winmau.com/sec/1391/WINMAU_TV/
“The international appetite for darts is remarkable with more and more people wanting to play, whether it be competing at the very top or playing socially,” says Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director.
“Thanks to the Latvian Darts Organisation, the sport is extremely well managed in the region. In players like Madars Razma, the country has some of the best players in the world. I am delighted we are able to support the LDO and their continued growth.”
The Winmau Latvia Open, which is ranked by both the BDO and WDF, carries a total prize fund of 6,400 Euros and will see players from around the world compete in Men’s, Women’s and Youth competitions. The singles winners will be rewarded with a place at the 2018 Winmau World Masters (the world’s oldest major darts tournament), and the action-packed weekend also includes a pairs competition.
Madars Razma won the Men’s event last year. Finland’s Kaisu Rekinen won the ladies and Rihards Slisans the youth title.
“The Latvia Darts Open is the biggest and best event in the entire Baltic region,” says Sarmite Lavrentjeva of the LDO. “Having the support of Winmau, which is recognised across the world as the name in darts, is a tremendous boost not only for the festival but for the long-term ambitions of the LDO. I am thrilled to be associated with Winmau.”
Registration for the three-day festival is open now and although late entries will be accepted on the day, players entering after October 17 will not be seeded. More details are available at www.latviadartsopen.com
The Winmau range is available in Latvia via their distributor:
Brivibas Str 201, Riga, LV1039, Latvia
Tel: +37 17070725
Fax: +37 17070456
Date : 04-08-2017