Modern Amateur Darts (MAD) has announced plans to stage its inaugural World Championship in December 2022. Fronted by JDC Chairman…
Modern Amateur Darts (MAD) has announced plans to stage its inaugural World Championship in December 2022.
Fronted by JDC Chairman and PDC professional Steve Brown, MAD launched in 2020 with an ambitious blueprint to rejuvenate the game at amateur level.
The current ‘show-piece’ events are comprised of the National League Championships, the British Amateur Open Finals, the Golden Gauntlet and Champion of Champions.
The announcement of a MAD World Championship from December 1-4, 2022, is hoped to be a landmark step towards differentiating between Professional World Champions and Amateur World Champions.
The field will be made up of 64 players, with details of a venue, live coverage, format and prize fund to be released in due course as negotiations remain ongoing.
MAD Chairman Steve Brown said: “I am so pleased to announce the official Amateur World Darts Championships on behalf of MAD.
“It’s important the average working person can have the opportunity to qualify for such events without paying a fortune travelling the world for points. It’s particularly important during these uncertain times of foreign travel.
“Any MAD member has the opportunity to attend local events and gain qualification for our Major events wherever you live in the world.
“That’s the reason we’ve invested so much time into our software so players and organisations can share a seamless platform and connect to major events like never before.
“2022 will be a huge year for the company and we continue to grow an a daily basis. Before then we have lots of darts to play and the Winmau European Championships this December to look forward to at our Big Weekend in Selsey.”
MAD already has the backing of various international organisations and will seek relationships with all leading organisations globally.
Wayne Warren is the current MAD World Champion, having also won the final BDO World Championship in January 2020.
In addition to their show-piece events, MAD also offers players the opportunity to compete for title belts in a similar model used in combat sports such as boxing and MMA.
Titles up for grabs include: Super Regional, National, Continental and World, with both men’s and women’s championships taking place.
The four divisions will work on a pyramid system, with Super Regional titles due to be defended every four weeks and all other titles every five weeks.
Any player can place a bid for a title challenge, with champions earning prize money with each successful title defence.