Stroke Association to receive £32,000 donation from Betfred

Betfred made a pledge to donate £50 for every darts score of 180 hit by the players in the World Matchplay tournament 2020, and the total raised came to £32,000.Betfred were named as the title sponsors of this years’ darts event of the World  Matchplay tournament, which was played behind closed doors because of the current Covid pandemic. The tournament was held at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes from the 18th– 26th of July.There was also a special 9 dart challenge where Betfred donated £1 for every point that was scored by the players and also a bonus of £10,000 if they matched or beat last years’ total of 330.The final game played between Dimitri Van Den Bergh and Gary Anderson arrived at a total of 333, with Van Der Bergh scoring a 180 which brought the tally to just 3 points more than was achieved last year. It was very apt that Van Den Bergh went on to win the title by beating Gary Anderson 18-10.The record tally amounted to £16,650 plus the additional bonus of £10,000 and the pledges arising from the 9 dart challenge came to a whooping £32,000.Betfred boss Fred Done commented “I’m delighted to be writing such a big cheque, especially after a record breaking number of 180s this week. It was fitting that Dimitri Van den Bergh was the player to hit the 180 which took us beyond last year’s total before he went on to take a well-deserved victory, and we congratulate him on his success”“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, PDC staff and Sky Sports for putting on such an entertaining event in challenging times.”

The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association was chosen as this years’ charity partner in support of Sky Sports commentator Roy Studd, who is also a rugby league and darts analyst for Betfred, and is currently recovering from a stroke.

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