Blue Bell to host new big-money tournament

The Blue Bell in Burton Agnes
The Blue Bell in Burton Agnes

The Blue Bell Hotel in Burton Agnes has unveiled plans for a new big-money darts competition which is designed to be one of the most prestigious events in East Yorkshire.

York Darts Promotions and landlord Alan Wilson have joined forces to create the tournament which boasts a massive guaranteed prize fund of £5,510.

The event sees four qualifying stages, all held at village hotel, being played over two weekends where all the semi-finalists qualify for the grand finals.

Neil Hart from York Darts Promotions said: “We believe this is an ideal opportunity for players of all standards to get involved in an event which boasts major prize money and gives not one but four opportunities to qualify.

“There is prize money at each qualifying stage and also further prize money for the grand finals where the last four players in the competition will play off against four professional darts player to become the 2014 Blue Bell Hotel Invitational Darts Champion.”

Players will be offered discounted accommodation at the Blue Bell in a bid to attract top-class players from far and wide, and all those who enter the qualifying stages will be entered into a draw to win an overnight stay on the weekend of the grand finals.

Qualifying rounds will be held on February 1 and 2, and March 8 and 9, with the action starting at 4pm on the Saturdays and 1pm on the Sundays, and registration closing an hour before the first matches.

The grand finals will take place on April 19 and will start with the last 16 games from 2pm.

The winners of the four quarter-finals in the afternoon will then go forward to take on the four BDO professionals, who will be involved from 7.30pm.

Losing players in the last 16 round will take home £65 with £100 for the losing quarter-finalists. The overall winner of the invitational tournament gets £1,500 , with the runner-up winning £750.