MAD Contender Series Finals – July 23 Schedule of Play

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

6pm
Rob Collins 5-7 Richard North [Best of 13 legs]

National Belt

6.50pm
Jim Williams 8-3 Jamie Lewis [Best of 15 legs]

Super Regional Belt

7.45pm
Scott Taylor 5-7 Stuart Wilson [Best of 13 legs]

National Belt

8.50pm
Darryl Fitton 8-7 Ricky King [Best of 15 legs]

World Belt

9.45pm
Wayne Warren 2-11 Jarred Cole [Best of 21 legs]

MAD announces inaugural World Darts Championship

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.