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Isle of Man International Darts Festival
MARCH 10th to 13th
As so many of you may now be aware, after a very drawn out tendering process the IOM Government has chosen the EDO as the new organisers of the IOM Darts Festival, which in 2016 will celebrate its 31st anniversary.
It is a huge honour to be entrusted with the Festivals future,
and we know in following the previous organisers Les and Steve France we have a
very hard act to follow.
The Festival has a guaranteed prize fund of over £30,000.00 and on top of the ever popular mixed, men's and ladies doubles there will be two BDO ranking events each for men and ladies, with the Men's having both a Category A+ and B and the Ladies' an A+ and A.
In Pokerstars, we have also managed to acquire a magnificent
headline sponsor whose patronage will run alongside the support already
given by Darts Corner and ONE80 darts. What's really exciting for everyone is
quite where this new association may lead to.
That's where we need the continuing support, and attendance, of not only all our wonderful supporters, who we are forever grateful to, but also to those who traditionally make the annual pilgrimage, please keep doing so, and we hope to see so many friends old and new in March 2016.
There will be some notable differences for the IOM Festival of
Darts including the facility, as happens at all EDO events, to enter on line
which you can now all do by visiting www.englanddarts.co.uk
and simply press the link for on line entries. For those of you who may wish to
continue sending in your applications/entry forms by post, the link will also
give you the details of where to send them to.
With the tendering process taking longer than anyone
anticipated we obviously apologise for the somewhat late arrival of all the
details but for how to book, be that your travel, flights or hotels there have
been many deals already organised and as so many of you have previously done can
we strongly recommend doing so either through Sally at the IOM Event services
01624 664460 www.iomevents.co.uk or
through the IOM Steam-packet company www.steam-packet.com
On behalf of all the EDO committee and our members can I say how much we look forward to seeing you all in March for what promises to continue being one of the best Darts (and social!) events in the diary.