DOUBLE TOP: March to host TWO world champions as darts stars clash at the GER
MARCH will play host to two world champions and two world cup trophies on Sunday as darts legends Martin Adams and Trina Gulliver take to the oche at the GER.
Three-time BDO champion ‘Wolfie’ Adams will be hoping to inspire struggling Cambridgeshire as they face Warwickshire in a Premier Division clash.
But his side will come up against nine-time ladies champion and fellow England captain Trina Gulliver, who has played in almost 200 games for her county.
Chairman of Cambridgeshire Darts Organisation Peter Melton, from Chatteris, said: “This weekend, for the price of four pounds, people can see two world champions.
“It’s not very often you’re going to get two champions together like that. In what other sport is that going to happen for March?”
“Having said that, there’s no guarantee that they will both win!”
The two world cup trophies won by England in September, during a remarkable tournament which saw them win every gold medal, will also be on display at the GER.
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Gulliver and Adams will appear in March just a month before they begin the defence of their BDO World Championship titles at Lakeside.
It will be the first time that Adams, the most capped international captain in the history of the game, has played at the GER after the county’s darts team changed their home venue from the United Services Club.
“I’m looking forward to playing at the new venue,” he said. “I still play in my local league on a Wednesday night down at the pub when there’s only two people watching.
“It doesn’t matter where I’m playing, I just love the game.
“Trina is a great friend of mine and there’s a good friendly rivalry between us. I will certainly tell her she’s going to lose before the match!”
The fixture begins at noon tomorrow with the ‘B’ teams in action. The ‘A’ teams will take to the stage at 11am on Sunday. Tickets for the whole weekend are priced at �4.