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MAD Contender Series Finals – July 23 Schedule of Play

Jamie Shaw in Modern Amateur Darts 23 Jul 2021
Five title belts are up for grabs

Five title belts are up for grabs at the MAD Contender Series Finals, and you can follow the latest results and fixtures here.

The second staging of the MAD Finals features ten players competing for a variety of regional and national belts at the Botanical Gardens in Atherton on Friday July 23.

Fronted by JDC Chairman and PDC professional Steve Brown and endorsed by a number of top stars, MAD launched in 2020 with an ambitious blueprint to rejuvenate the game at amateur level.

As well as show-piece events throughout the year, players are also be given the opportunity to compete for title belts in a similar model used in combat sports such as boxing and MMA.

The titles up for grabs include: Super Regional, National, Continental and World, with the four divisions working 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.

Wayne Warren is the reigning MAD World Champion and will put his title on the line against emerging star Jarred Cole in the box office clash of the night.

The Welshman, who won the last-ever BDO world title in January 2020, has made a strong start to life in the MAD system and will look to retain the belt by denying 21-year-old Cole – a tournament winner at both junior and second-tier levels.

The opening match of the night features the England Invaders (Super Regional) title clash between Challenge Tour ace Rob Collins and former PDC Tour Card holder Richard North.

The Welsh National title show-down follows between current belt holder and former BDO world finalist Jim Williams and former PDC World Championship semi-finalist Jamie Lewis.

The England Falcons (Super Regional) clash sees Bolton’s Scott Taylor, a Challenge Tour event winner in 2016, take on former Challenge Tour quarter-finalist Stuart Wilson.

Former World Trophy winner Darryl Fitton puts his English Championship title belt on the line against challenger Ricky King.

All matches will be streamed exclusively live on the MAD YouTube channel, with a sell-out crowd of 300 watching the action live.

MAD Contender Series Finals Schedule

Friday July 23

Super Regional Belt

Rob Collins 5-7 Richard North [Best of 13 legs]

National Belt

Jim Williams 8-3 Jamie Lewis [Best of 15 legs]

Super Regional Belt

Scott Taylor 5-7 Stuart Wilson [Best of 13 legs]

National Belt

Darryl Fitton 8-7 Ricky King [Best of 15 legs]

World Belt

Wayne Warren 2-11 Jarred Cole [Best of 21 legs]