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Hampshire Darts Open 2016

18th April 2016 Published by

The Hampshire Open is one of Britain’s largest darts tournaments, with over 500 regular competitors. This year the event will take place at the Pyramids Centre in Portsmouth on Saturday 11th June. The winner of the Men’s Singles will net £1000 of the £2600 prize fund, while the winner of the Ladies Singles will take home £500 of the £1000 prize fund.

Eligibility Requirements

All of the tournaments are open to all players, regardless of skill level or affiliation. Winners of both the men’s and ladies singles will be invited to compete at the Winmau World Masters Finals 2016 and World Professional International Play Offs 2016, if eligible.

Entrance for the Men’s Singles is £10 per player, and entrance for the Ladies Singles is £7 per player. Spectator tickets for all of the tournaments are just £3 per person (children under 14 enter for free.) If you’d like to sponsor the Hampshire Darts Open, an A4 poster advertising your business can be placed on one of the board stands at the event. This will be in full view of the 500 plus people in attendance. Along with the £40 sponsorship fee you will also gain free access to the event and be eligible to nominate a player of your choice to compete.

Preparing Your Game

The Hampshire open is one of the UK’s most popular darts events, attracting competitors from all over the country. If you’re not a seasoned player and would like to test your skills in some friendly local competitions, there are plenty of other darts events taking place in the Hampshire area over the coming months:

  • The Market House Tavern in Gosport runs a monthly open darts competition with a £7 entrance fee. The next event will take place on April 23rd and has a top prize of £200.
  • The Portsmouth Darts Series will be held at The Fareham Pub on May 7th and will have a top prize of £400 for the Men’s Singles competition. Ladies and youth singles competitions will also take place.
  • The EDS Open 2016 will take place at Enham Club in Andover on July 30th. The entrance fee is £10 and the winner will take home both a trophy and £300 in prize money. A separate ladies competition may also take place, subject to interest.
  • The Waterside Master Darts Open will be held in the Waterside Sports and Social Club in Southampton on August 27th. This event will boast the largest ever prize in Hampshire’s darts scene, with a guaranteed £2000!

Mill Rythe Spring Darts Festival

If you’d like to warm up for the Hampshire Open, the Mill Rythe Spring Darts weekend will take place a few weeks before (13th-15th May). Competitions include the Men’s Singles, Ladies Singles, Junior Singles, Under 14’s, Men’s Pairs, Ladies Pairs and Mixed Triples. There is over £14,000 in prize money and holiday vouchers up for grabs, with prizes awarded to the last 32 in each single event and the last 16 in all others. Entry fees are £3 per player, per event or free for juniors and under 14’s. If you can’t attend the spring darts festival, no need to worry, another event will also take place in November (11th-13th). Explore our Mill Rythe accommodation and book your trip with us today. We look forward to seeing you.

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