‘World’s his oyster’ – Jordan Boyce set for big PDC chance with ‘Next Generation’

first_imgJORDAN BOYCE says he’s ‘really excited’ for 2017 having been confirmed as one of Unicorn’s ‘Next Generation’ recruits.Boyce, along with Morgan Smith and and Connor Scutt become the latest recruits to Team Unicorn as they prepare to tackle the PDC circuit in 2017.The trio will now be sponsored by Unicorn – the official equipment provider to the PDC – to compete at the 2017 PDC Qualifying School and across the PDC circuit next year. Boyce will compete at the 2017 PDC Qualifying School from January 19-22. Should he come through that, he would then compete in the PDC circuit, but if not he would compete in the Under-23 Youth Tour.“I was delighted to be selected for it,” the Newtowncunningham teenager said.From over 70 video applicants, seven were chosen to attend Finals Day at Unicorn’s showroom in Nottingham, where they were put through their paces by World Champion Gary Anderson, former World Youth Champion Michael Smith, seven-time PDC ranking event winner Jamie Caven and top referee Russ Bray.Boyce said: “It’s a massive help to me. I’m really excited now to be looking forward to competing from next month. “It is brilliant to be looking forward to this now.”Back in January, Boyce was beaten 3-2 by Joshua Richardson from England in the World Youth final at the Lakeside.In September, Boyce won the INDO National Youth Singles Championship in Clare as he toppled number 2 seed Killian Heffernan in the final and will now aim to break into the top competitions.Unicorn Player Liaison Manager Matt Rankin said: “We put the seven finalists under a bit of pressure on finals day and we were all totally impressed by both the enthusiasm and commitment on show. It was really difficult to choose winners from such high quality finalists, but after much deliberation we unanimously settled on the winning three.”The trio signed their contracts with Unicorn at a small celebration in their honour yesterday at Flight Club in London before being special guests at the William Hill World Darts Championship, where they will be presented on stage at Alexandra Palace. PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Morgan, Jordan and Connor and we congratulate them on receiving this sponsorship from Unicorn.“With the backing of such a valued PDC partner, these three talented young players will get their chance to make a name for themselves now – the world’s their oyster.”‘World’s his oyster’ – Jordan Boyce set for big PDC chance with ‘Next Generation’ was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Jordan Boycelast_img read more