Snowy gets England call for first WDDA World Cup
PLYMOUTH’S top disabled darts player will represent his country in the inaugural WDDA Winmau World Cup and the big event will take place in Ostend, Belgium over three days, commencing this Friday.
Snowy Dyson, who is ranked as England’s No.1 wheelchair player told me: “I was over the moon, to receive an international call up is an immense honour and is right up there along with my first participation in the Winmau World Masters last October”.
Each team of four consists of two standing disabled players and two wheelchair marksmen and England will have two teams competing.
The winners of the two singles events will also receive a place in the Winmau World Masters which will be contested later in the year.
England A will consist of Snowy Dyson, Kevin Stringer (wheelchair) and Pete Bramley and Jonathan Hirst (standing).
The main competition is the team event which commences on Saturday and is played as a round robin event with the top two teams progressing from each group.
The singles will be played on Sunday, with wheelchair and standing players playing against their own disability and matches will be contested over the best of three legs of 501 in the group stages.
Ironically, in the first round of the wheelchair singles, Snowy has been drawn against his England A team mate Kevin Stringer, which will be a tough match for both.
The top two from each group will again progress and then play over the best of five legs. The two eventual winners, earning their coveted ticket to the World Masters as well as winning valuable team points for the overall World Cup standings.