BIG BANG Tungsten comes to Hindley, Wigan on Friday 4th November.
An ‘explosion’ of exhibition darts.
Introducing the ‘GUYS’
For one night only……
Eric ‘Banger’ Bristow
Dennis ‘The Rocket’ Priestley
Peter ‘Pin Wheel’ Manley
Joe ‘Jumping Jack’ Murnan
Tickets for the event can be purchased via the following:
VIP Tickets – SOLD OUT (entry from 6pm)
Standard – £15.00 (entry from 7pm)
BUY ON-LINE: http://anaudiencewith.co.uk/event/big-bang-tungsten/
Tickets can also be purchased direct from the venue box office and from the following:
Georgia Browns, Market Street, Hindley WN2 3AE
A180 Darts, 1A Folds Ln, St Helens WA11 9NB
Trophy Room, 40-42 Bolton Rd, Atherton, Manchester M46 9JY
Eric ‘ BANGER’ Bristow:
Eric Bristow MBE (“The Crafty Cockney”) was ranked World No1 by the World Darts Federation a record six times from (1980–81,83–85, 90). He is a five time World Champion a five time World Masters Champion and a four time World Cup singles champion. He won twenty two WDF and BDO Major titles and seventy career titles overall. In the 1980s, Eric’s skill and personality helped turn darts into a worldwide spectator sport.
In 1993, Bristow was one of sixteen top players who broke away from the British Darts Organisation to form their own organisation, which became the Professional Darts Corporation. He retired from competitive darts in 2007 and now works as a commentator and pundit on Sky Sports’ darts coverage.
Peter ‘PIN WHEEL’ Manley:
Peter Manley is a former world ranked #1 professional darts player, three time PDC World Championship finalist and was the 2003 PDC Las Vegas Desert Classic winner.
In addition to that, ‘One Dart’ was a part of the inaugural PDC Premier League, reaching the semi finals, and appeared in all of the first four years from 2005-2008.
Numerous tour victories over the years ensured Peter was a regular in the televised major tournaments for over a decade and he is one of the most recognisable faces in the darts world.
Despite his last tournament victory coming in 2007, and the loss of his PDC tour status coming at the end of 2011, ‘One Dart’ continues to be in high demand for public appearances, whether it be darts exhibitions, after dinner speaking or corporate events.
Dennis ‘THE ROCKET’ Priestley:
Dennis has won two world championships, and was the first player to win both the BDO and WDC (now PDC) world championships, in 1991 and 1994 respectively. He is nicknamed “The Menace”, after the cartoon character Dennis the Menace, and reflects this by wearing red and black, and using red and black flights.
Between 1991 and 1994, Priestley was the only player to win more than one grand slam/major title (he won 3), while he also claimed more top professional events on either circuit than any other player and attained the number-one ranking.
Priestley’s ascendancy was forcefully ended by Taylor’s World Championship and World Matchplay triumphs in 1995. He did, however, notch up a further major televised title later that year – the inaugural PDC World Team Championship partnering Bristow.
His 1996 World Championship Final with Taylor is often seen as one of the best matches in the history of the PDC. Although Priestley hit 15 180s and averaged 101.48 in the match, he was edged out 4-6 by the ruthless brilliance of Taylor. Priestley struck 14 180s, had a 10-dart leg and had been 2-0 up in the following year’s final. Again, however, it was to no avail as Taylor won 6-3. Perhaps for matches such as these, Taylor stated in his autobiography that Priestley is the “best player [he has] ever faced”. Taylor makes a similar reference to Priestley on the biography section of his website.
Joe ‘JUMPING JACK’ Murnan:
After a short period playing within the BDO Joe made what has now become a life changing decision to move over to the PDC and test his skills amongst darts elite players.
In March 2014, Joe reached the last 32 of the UK Open being beaten 9–3 by Raymond van Barneveld. Later in the month he progressed to the last 16 of a PDC event for the first time as he beat the likes of Dean Winstanley and Dave Chisnall at the first Players Championship, before losing 6–4 to Andy Hamilton. He won through to the same stage of the third event where he was defeated 6–1 by Gary Anderson.
In February 2015 at the German Darts Championship, Joe beat Michael Barnard 6–5, Ian White 6–4 (averaged 99.72) and Brendan Dolan 6–4 to play in his first PDC quarter-final. He fell 4–0 down to world number one Michael van Gerwen, before closing to 4–3 with a 12 dart leg, but went on to lose 6–4.
In May 2015, at the 10th Players Championship in Crawley, Joe won his first PDC title and the £10,000 first prize. His run included 6–3 and 6–4 victories over Premier League players Stephen Bunting and Dave Chisnall in the quarter-finals and final, respectively. The win saw him qualify for the World Matchplay for the first time and he trailed Adrian Lewis 7–2 in the opening round. Joe won four successive legs, but went on to be beaten 10–7 on his televised debut.
Following his World Matchplay debut Joe went to make further tournament debuts in Players Championship Finals and then moving on to the biggest stage in World Darts at Alexandra Palace when he beat former world finalist Andy Hamilton in his first round game of 2016 World Darts Championship.
Next year’s BIG Bang Tungsten is already in the diary planned for Friday 3rd November 2017 . Featuring Wayne Mardle, Keith Deller, Eric Bristow and Joe Murnan. Same venue.