Winmau became the exclusive darts sponsor to Spain’s best ever ladies player and Three Times Spanish Open Champion Adela Pacheco.
Adela, a multiple Spanish tournament winner with over 20 National titles, who plays in the Spanish National Squad, was brought to Winmau®’s attention when she qualified for the Winmau World Masters.
Ian Flack Winmau Sales & Marketing Director said “Adela had something very different about her, she is very calm and controls her emotions well, which will stand her in good stead for the pressure she will face as she plays more and more on the Worlds biggest stages.”
A true European Tour regular Adela has competed in over 4 World Cups and the Winmau World Masters, Adela has joined the Winmau Team as she develops into a full time darts Professional, and with nearly 10 years tournament experience under her belt Adela will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in Women’s Darts over the next decade.
Just after 12.30 on the afternoon of Thursday 20th December, Ashfaque Sayed stepped on to the stage at the Alexandra Palace, London, and became the first ever Indian darts player to represent his country in a World Darts Championship.
Before his match against the Chinese Qualifier, Shi Yongsheng, Ashfaque said, “I am very proud to be here representing my country and Winmau in the sport of darts.” Over and above any other sport, darts is Ashfaque’s passion and he was ready to take to the world darts stage.
Winmau became the official sponsor to the reining Turkish Champion and 16-Time World Dart Federation Men’s singles event Winner Emre Toros. The hugely talented Toros took to darts in 1997 whilst studying for his Masters Degree in Scotland.
Emre has won numerous Turkish darts singles titles and is also the 3 times Turkish order of merit winner. As expected Emre also Captains the Turkish National Squad, and came to Winmau’s attention during the Turkish International Cup in May 2007, which he won.
With thousands of regular players, Darts is undergoing something of a boom in Turkey and Emre has jettisoned into the Dart public’s eye. With bags of personality a permanent smile and ruthless Darts game to match he will no doubt be Turkey’s best Dart player for some time to come.
Winmau became the official sponsor to the reining Spanish Champion Raul Guitierrez.
Raul has won numerous Spanish darts singles titles and is also the 3 times Spanish order of merit winner.
With thousands of regular players, Darts is undergoing something of a boom in Spain and Raul has jettisoned into the Dart public’s eye.
With movie star looks and a larger then life character and a ruthless Darts game to match he will no doubt be one of Spain’s best Dart player for some time to come.
Raul said “This is amazing news for me as I develop into a full time Darts Professional, and joining the Worlds largest Global Darts brand is huge boost for my confidence”.
With over 10 years tournament experience under his belt Raul plans to break onto the World Darts Stage and put Spain firmly on the map as a top dart playing nation.
Winmau and their Hungarian distributor Novo-Parts are proud to announce their signing of Hungary’s Zsofia Lazar on a three year sponsorship deal that will run until 2011.
Zsofia’s rise up the Hungarian Darts Federation rankings has been steady as she continues to focus on getting into more International ranking events, and Winmau are really happy to support her in this ambition.
As a serious athlete, ballet dancer and volleyball player Zsofia suffered severe tonsillitis in 2001, undergoing a major operation.
During her recovery Zsofia went to her local darts club and played for the first time, instantly getting hooked on the game.
With her ethic for hard work, Zsofia improved rapidly catching the eye of Béla Tar, Hungary’s top darts coach. He was amazed by her natural talent and the pair have worked together ever since.
She works hard practicing up to 3 hours a day, whilst holding down a job as an HR Manager.
Zsofia has won many titles in her short career including the Dortmund Open and Austrian Open.