Double signing for Team Unicorn!
Two of the most highly rated young talents in the sport have signed for the World’s leading darts manufacturer.
Chris Dobey and Adam Hunt join the Unicorn stable as the company continues to build for the future. Significantly it also extends the close bond between Unicorn and Tommy Gilmour, the Scottish promoter, because the whole of ‘Team Gilmour’ is now onboard at Team Unicorn!
Double World Champion Gary Anderson was the start of the partnership, followed by Michael Smith and now Dobey and Hunt join the ranks…..and of course having Anderson as a mentor will make a massive difference.
Believe me when I say, Chris and Adam are both capable of making a big impression. The link up with Unicorn will help that process. They are both cracking players and cracking lads and deserve all the success that is going to come their way,” said Anderson.
Dobey is aiming for a place inside the World’s top 50 and a spot at the World Championship. The 25-year-old from Northumberland makes his debut in Unicorn colours this weekend in Germany at the European Matchplay.
This year, Dobey reached the last 16 of three consecutive Players Championship tournaments and he came within an ace of shocking Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals of the German Darts Masters in March. Dobey produced an inspired performance, with finishes of 143, 130 and both 87 and 86 on the bull as he led 5-4. But the World No.1 won a last leg decider with an 11 darter to deny Dobey.
But that is what he is capable of! Last year, he made his big TV debut at the World Series Finals in Glasgow, but was edged out 6-5 by fellow Unicorn ace Terry Jenkins.
Hunt is having a cracking year on the PDC Development Tour. The 22-year-old from Chester-Le-Street has won one tournament, reached the final of another event, as well as two quarter-final appearances. He is currently in 3rd place on the Development Tour Order of Merit.
In the past, he has won tournaments on the PDC Youth and Challenge Tours and the tie-up with Team Unicorn is bound to take his career to the next level.
Unicorn Player Liaison Matt Rankin said: “We are thrilled to see Chris and Adam join Team Unicorn. Both are hugely talented players and we look forward to assisting their development over the coming months and years.’’
Gilmour was delighted to see the pair sign. “It brings together a long-standing relationship between our two companies which is extremely pleasing.”
The pair now have all the tools and help at their disposal….expect big things from Dobey and Hunt during the rest of 2016.
source: Unicorn Darts