Ladbrokes, the popular UK online and land gambling group, has revealed that it has extended its sponsorship of the UK Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and is now the new title sponsor of the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals that is scheduled to take place at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena on Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th November of this year and televised live on ITV4.
Ladbrokes also signed a darts sponsorship deal earlier this year as title sponsors of the Ladbrokes Sydney Darts Masters which is due to be held in August 2016.
The Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals will see the top eight players in the World Series rankings determined by six international competitions in Dubai, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Perth.
These players will be joined by a further 16 qualifiers, who will contest the first round on Saturday, 5th November 2016 prior to the top eight seeds entering the action in Saturday evening’s second round.
The tournament will end on Sunday, 6th November 2016 with the quarter-finals being held in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final held in the evening session.
Barry Hearn, the Chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, commented on the sponsorship by saying that they are thrilled that Ladbrokes will sponsor the World Series of Darts Finals. He added that the World Series of Darts is growing year on year, and the inaugural Finals last November was a thrilling tournament which culminated in an outstanding final between Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen.