The MODUS Super Series has announced it will offer a new qualification route in partnership with the Amateur Darts Circuit (ADC), enabling amateur players to get the opportunity to compete in the televised tournament alongside invited players each week.
The agreement includes 50 spaces annually for ADC qualifiers, who will earn their spots through a series of ADC regional events and rankings. Full details of qualifying criteria will be announced by the ADC imminently.
The MODUS Super Series is hosted at a top-specification, purpose-built location in Portsmouth, with more than 30 hours of matches broadcast live Monday to Saturday every week on Sporty Stuff TV (SKY 437, Freesat 250, Freeview 264) and online at sportystuff.tv and the MODUS Super Series YouTube Channel.
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It is open to non-PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) Tour Card holders over the age of 18 and legends from the sport, with Robert Thornton, Fallon Sherrock, Lisa Ashton, Martin Adams, Neil Duff, Kevin Painter, Mikuru Suzuki and Thibault Tricole among the high-profile participants playing for a share of £1million in prize money and fees.
The ADC have been allocated one of the 12 places available to players each week, including the chance to qualify for each stage’s Champions Week, which offers a £20,000 winner’s prize.
Billy Lovell, MODUS Super Series Head Of Operations, said: “We are delighted to have been able to offer this qualification route via the ADC. We are inundated with calls and e-mails from amateur players who believe they are good enough to compete at the MODUS Super Series – well now they can earn the chance to prove themselves.
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“The ADC have been strong supporters of the MODUS Super Series and run organised amateur tournaments of an excellent standard, ensuring competitive qualifiers. It won’t be long before we see one of the ADC qualifiers winning a week at the MODUS Super Series.” Scott Hunt, ADC Head of Global Operations, said: “We are pleased to team up with the MODUS Super Series to offer even more opportunities to amateur players to progress further and fulfil their dreams. “There is unearthed talent throughout the UK and beyond that don’t have the backing to compete at
the highest level and feel they don’t have the confidence to take the next step. We are giving these players a chance to prove themselves.
“We can guarantee the qualifiers via the ADC will represent us well and this will encourage them to kick on in their careers.”