Winmau and the Doctor of Darts Renew Sponsorship Agreement
Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand, is to continue supporting the work of Dr. Patrick Chaplin, the world’s leading darts historian, after renewing a sponsorship agreement.
Dr. Chaplin was awarded his PhD by Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge following 10 years of self-funded research into the sport. His dedication to unearthing darts history and culture has not only resulted in him being regarded as the world’s leading darts historian, but has earned him the affectionate nickname of Dr. Darts as well.
In the course of his research, Dr. Chaplin has authored and co-authored a number of books on darts, the latest of which are 180! Fascinating Darts Facts (The History Press, 2012) and Darts. Skills. Tactics. Techniques. (The Crowood Press, 2015).
Created in 2000, his website, www.patrickchaplin.com, covers every aspect of the game; in addition to the history of darts, there are sections on pub history, the development of many other pub games and much more.
Launched in February, 2010 the Dr. Darts’ Newsletter (DDN) has become one of the most broadly read and distributed darts publications in the world. Initially sent only to friends interested in darts history, the free monthly newsletter now has subscribers in more than 120 countries.
“My aim has only ever been to encourage those with an interest in the global game of darts to share and exchange information,” says Dr. Chaplin. “Winmau is one of the oldest names in the sport and is a part of its history. Their support is invaluable in enabling me to continue my research and publish DDN to a global audience.”
Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, adds: “Patrick is a darts legend in his own right. He works so hard to bring the global darting community together and to ensure that those who play the game now and in the future will properly appreciate its heritage. I am delighted we are able to continue to support his vital research.”
Date : 02-11-2017