Fenland darts sensation qualifies for Under-21 World Championship
PUBLISHED: 14:45 26 October 2010 | UPDATED: 14:48 26 October 2010
A LABOURER from March will compete for a £10,000 prize at the Under-21 Darts World Championship after he won a qualifying tournament in Peterborough.
Jamie Phillips, 20, will join the most talented young darts players in the world at the 64-man tournament, which will be held at the Barnsley Metrodome on November 6.
The winner will pocket £10,000 with players who finish in the top 16 sharing a further £20,000.
The winner and runner-up will also get wildcards for the Grand Slam of Darts - a professional tournament - where they could find themselves sharing the oche with reigning world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor.
Jamie, a darts player all his life, said: “I can’t wait for Barnsley. I am using all my spare time to practice. I might even put in a few sessions with PDC No 17 Kevin Painter.
“To play Phil Taylor in the Grand Slam of Darts, after winning the wildcard in Barnsley, would be incredible.”
More than 1,000 players took part in the qualifying tournaments held at 50 Rileys clubs across the country.
Rileys Chief Executive Maurice Kelly said: “Congratulations to Jamie. It’s great news that he will be representing Rileys and Peterborough at the PDC Under-21 World Championships. I’ll be watching with great interest to see how he progresses.”