Unicorn Darts are to give the next generation of darts stars to opportunity to compete on the Professional Darts Corporation’s circuit following the completion of a new, five-year contract to remain as official dartboard suppliers.
The company’s current partnership with the PDC stretches back almost 20 years and will now extend into the next decade as a result of the new deal, which will see their dartboards continue to be used in all PDC competitions.
The new contract will see Unicorn continue to sponsor the PDC’s second-tier Challenge Tour, the Development Tour for players aged 16-23 and the World Youth Championship, which sees the early rounds played from the last 64 down to the semi-finals before the final is held live on TV.
Unicorn’s commitment to developing the stars of the future will also see them launch their search for the next generation of talent by sponsoring three players to enter the 2017 PDC Qualifying School and support them on the circuit next year.
Full details of the ‘Next Generation’ player search will be announced later in 2016, but the scheme will be open to players aged 16-23 in January next year.
In other Unicorn news, the new Unicorn Eclipse HD2 dartboard will make it’s TV debut at the World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt – Live on Sky Sports, June 2nd – 5th. The Eclipse HD2 board will feature ground-breaking technology, setting a new standard for dartboards in both look, performance and quality.
Find out more in the video below, in which Unicorn Darts MD Edward Lowy talks about the new dartboard: