Formerly known as Modern Amateur Darts (MAD), the ADC is run by Steve Brown. With this organization, you have world European and national champions who hold belts. These players can be challenged for a monetary fee.
In the summer, Painter had challenged then belt holder Richardson and 'The Artist' took the title by defeating his compatriot 10-8.
Richardson, however, was now out for revenge and challenged Painter. 'Ruthless' got off to an energetic start in the title match, leading 5-2 and 9-7. Painter, however, managed to reverse the break deficit twice. Third time was the charm, as Richardson forced the third break and took the win 11-9.