It’s a bullseye for Potters: Meet the Super 8 Darts Players


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Get ready to see darts sporting royalty up close, including the most successful arrows ace of all time, the legendary Phil Taylor, on Sunday 19th May 2019 on The Potters Super 8 Darts League One Night Break.

Featuring some of the greatest darts players in the world in an exciting new competition, this is your chance to witness these legends live and up close in this new format competition, featuring the finest darts players in a show that includes all the excitement of the match, plus a comedian, dancers, walk-on team, referees, scorers and music, as well as everything else that you would expect from a Potters Resort break.  

Here we profile eight of the darts players you will see at Potters…

Phil Taylor (16 times PDC World Champion)

The legend, nicknamed The Power, dominated the darts world for more than two decades. The Stoke-on-Trent-born player is considered the greatest ever darts player of all time, having won 218 professional tournaments, including major titles and a record 16 World Championships. He won the PDC Player of the Year award six times and has twice been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, finishing up as runner-up in 2011.

Martin Adams (3 times BDO World Champion)

Nicknamed Wolfie, Martin, from Surrey, is a three-times BDO World Champion and three-time World Masters champion. Following the formation of the World Darts Council in 1993, all the players that left the British Darts Organisation were banned from playing county darts, leaving England searching for a new team and a new captain. Adams took over the role in 1993 and remained captain until March 2013, becoming the longest reigning England captain ever.

Darryl Fitton (BDO World Darts Trophy Champion)

Nicknamed The Dazzler, Darryl comes on the stage dancing to the Madness song One Step Beyond wearing sunglasses, making it one of the most popular walk-ons with the audience. Darryl is known as a consistently high scorer, once holding the record for best average in a full, televised match. His 6-0 win against Davy Richardson in the 2004 International Darts League saw him hit a three-dart average of 114.15. This was, at the time, the highest three-dart average on a televised tournament. The Stockport-born player won the 2016 BDO World Trophy.

Tony O’Shea (3 times BDO World Championship finalist)

The three-time Lakeside World Championship finalist born in Stockport is nicknamed Silverback and has reached the finals of seven BDO major darts tournaments, but to date has never won one. He has however won the 2008 Welsh Masters and claimed the WDF World Cup men’s singles title in 2009.

Colin Lloyd (2 times PDC World Matchplay Champion)

Colin, from Colchester, is a former world number one and is nicknamed Jaws. He has won two major titles in the PDC – the 2004 World grand Prix and 2005 World Matchplay. By April 2005 he had reached world number one – a position he held, with a brief interruption in June 2006, for almost two years. 

Chris Mason (2 time PDC World Championship semi-finalist)

Known by darts fans as Mace the Ace, the current ITV and talkSPORT darts pundit from Bristol lost in four world semi-finals in both BDO and PDC events and was the winner of prestigious televised tournaments such as the Irish Masters and English Open in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He played in what is considered one of the greatest matches in dart history in 2000. He lost 4-5 to Ted Hankey in the world semifinals, a match which until recently, held the 180 record for a nine-set match with 38 180's hit in the match, 16 of them from Mason.

Keith Deller (1983 PDC World Champion)

Born in Ipswich, Keith won the Embassy World Professional Darts Championships in 1983. He was the first qualifier to ever win the championships and remains one of the youngest champions in history. Keith, nicknamed The Feller, held the Guinness World Record for the fastest 3 legs of 201 in 97 seconds, and became the first player in history to achieve a match average of 100 in the 1985 World Championships quarter finals. He now has the world record of the quickest 301 in 25 seconds by taking out a 130 checkout by hitting the bullseye.

Scott Mitchell (2015 BDO World Champion)

Scott, nicknamed Scotty Dog, saw 2014 as his breakthrough year, winning tournaments like Top of Ghent and the Jersey Open. As well as being part of the team that won the WDF Europe Cup, he won the prestigious British Open. In 2015 he won the World Championships and reached number one in the BDO Men’s ranking.

Potters is one of the hosts for this competition, which will see the players compete for a £31,000 prize fund