The MODUS Super Series has unveiled a new qualification method in collaboration with the Amateur Darts Circuit (ADC), allowing amateur players to compete in the televised competition alongside invited players each week.
The agreement includes 50 ADC qualification places per year, which will be earned through a series of ADC regional events and rankings. The ADC will soon release the full set of qualifying criteria.
The MODUS Super Series is held at a high-spec, purpose-built facility in Portsmouth, with more than 30 hours of matches aired live on Sporty Stuff TV (SKY 437, Freesat 250, Freeview 264) and online at Sportystuff.tv and the MODUS Super Series YouTube Channel every week.
It is open to non-PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) Tour Card holders over the age of 18 as well as sporting legends, with Robert Thornton, Fallon Sherrock, Lisa Ashton, Martin Adams, Neil Duff, Kevin Painter, Mikuru Suzuki, and Thibault Tricole among those competing for a share of £1 million in prize money and fees.
The ADC has been assigned one of the 12 spots open to players each week, as well as the opportunity to qualify for each stage’s Champions Week, which features a £20,000 winner’s award.
MODUS Super Series collaboration with the Amateur Darts Circuit
Billy Lovell, MODUS Super Series Head Of Operations, said: “We are delighted to have been able to offer this qualification route via the ADC. We are inundated with calls and e-mails from amateur players who believe they are good enough to compete at the MODUS Super Series – well now they can earn the chance to prove themselves.
“The ADC have been strong supporters of the MODUS Super Series and run organised amateur tournaments of an excellent standard, ensuring competitive qualifiers. It won’t be long before we see one of the ADC qualifiers winning a week at the MODUS Super Series.”
Scott Hunt, ADC Head of Global Operations, said: “We are pleased to team up with the MODUS Super Series to offer even more opportunities to amateur players to progress further and fulfil their dreams.
“There is unearthed talent throughout the UK and beyond that don’t have the backing to compete at the highest level and feel they don’t have the confidence to take the next step. We are giving these players a chance to prove themselves.
“We can guarantee the qualifiers via the ADC will represent us well and this will encourage them to kick on in their careers.”
ADC founder Steve Brown added: “The ADC was born out of offering local players the opportunity to take the next step and gain recognition without the expense of travelling the world to earn points, as has been the case with organisations before us.
“We firmly believe in the regional and national ranking system that we are implementing, not just in the UK, but around the world. The MODUS Super Series is where all the amateurs want to be, and the ADC can now provide players with a legitimate pathway to showcase their talent without breaking the bank.
“With over £1million in prize money on offer from MODUS, along with the opportunity to play on TV, which in turn will increase the chances of personal sponsorship plus further opportunities, 2023 is set to be a great time to be an ADC member.”