Winmau TV to screen Blues Club hosted BDO Counties darts clash between Lincolnshire and Cornwall

Paula Jacklin at the BDO World Championships
Paula Jacklin at the BDO World Championships

Lincolnshire’s county darts clash with Cornwall at the Blues Club this month can be seen by fans around the world thanks to a deal with Winmau TV.

The 29th March BDO County battle will feature Gainsborough’s own Paula Jacklin, along with her county team-mates Sam Hewson, a Lakeside 2015 debutant, Tammy Montgomery and Dean Baker.

Cornwall’s impressive line-up will include Nikki Furse, Sue Sheppard, Neil Dudbridge and Simon Knowles.

Des Jacklin, chairman of Lincolnshire County Darts, said: “The Lincolnshire officials have worked hard to negotiate this deal, and if this county weekend proves to be a success, then many more are planned for next season for both Saturday and Sunday’s play.”

“Winmau are superb supporters of the BDO and the County system, and we are delighted to have them on board to offer darts fans across the world the opportunity to watch our finest players in action.”

The free live stream will begin on the Winmau TV website at 11am, while spectators can watch live at the Blues Club on North Street, Gainsborough, for the price of £4.

Ian Flack, sales and marketing director of Winmau, added: “This exciting opportunity represents a big step forward for County darts, and we can’t thank Des, Paula and everyone at Lincolnshire County Darts enough for having the vision and determination to bring County darts to a global viewing audience.”

“The County system represents the very best of the BDO, and we are certain to witness a phenomenal standard of darts in a highly competitive environment.”

Paula Jacklin called it a proud moment for Lincolnshire.

“This is a first ever for Lincolnshire County Darts, it’s a big coup for the county,” she said.

“Everyone is welcome on the day to support their county team, there will be loads of top darts starts in action.”

Jacklin and her county team are sixth in the 10-team BDO Counties Premier, while Cornwall occupy eighth.

Cornwall’s Furse is in the top 10 for the ladies A team averages, with Montgomery is leading the way for Lincolnshire in 21st.