Published: 07:00, 25 April 2020
| Updated: 07:38, 25 April 2020
An even bigger online darts competition gets underway this weekend after the success of the Faversham Darts League’s first online open.
Tunbridge Wells thrower Carl Wilson secured the inaugural Faversham Darts Virtual Stay-at-Home crown after defeating fellow county-level player Peter Allen in Friday night’s live final.
The Faversham Darts League, who are running the events for players across Kent, managed to screen the finale of the tournament live on their own facebook account.
Wilson clinched the final 10-3, winning himself £40 and a certificate for his efforts.
“Great game, great fun,” said co-organiser Jordan Dadd at the conclusion of the final.
Money raised in the first competition, which had 32 entrants, has gone to help NHS workers, with the purchase of 180 tubes of handcream.
Since then, more players have expressed an interest to play and 36 players will now go head to head from their living rooms, garages, garden sheds and like Dadd, his daughter’s playroom.
The second charity event will again help provide funds to help NHS workers.
Dadd and co-organiser Ben Swinfield conducted the draw for the new competition live online, which saw Faversham-based Dadd drawn to play the newly crowned champion Wilson in the knock-out event.
The opening round is hoped to be concluded over this weekend.