Sid Waddell Trophy Unveiled

December 04 2012

THE Sid Waddell Trophy, which will be presented to the Ladbrokes World Darts Champion, has been unveiled with 15-time World Champion Phil Taylor, reigning World Champion Adrian Lewis and Sid's son Dan Waddell.

From the 2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship, the tournament’s trophy has been renamed The Sid Waddell Trophy, with a new trophy having been commissioned for the event.

Sid Waddell, the legendary Sky Sports commentator, passed away in August 2012 and The Sid Waddell Trophy will keep alive his memory as well as recognising his contribution to darts for over 30 years.

The trophy has been designed and created by Sussex-based jeweller Mike Shorer, who also created the most recent Ladbrokes World Darts Championship Trophy as well as the McCoy’s Premier League Darts trophy.

The trophy features six silver rods rising from a base made from Red Eritrean Marble and Black Granite, reaching up to an engraved silver globe which has a 20 carat cabochon garnet to symbolise the bullseye on a dartboard.

The base, made from the same rare Eritrean marble as used by Michaelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, also features a plaque bearing Sid Waddell’s signature.

The trophy stands at around 28 inches tall and weighs 25kg and will be presented to the 2013 Ladbrokes World Champion by Sid Waddell’s son Dan on New Year’s Day.

The Ladbrokes World Darts Championship will be held from December 14-January 1 at Alexandra Palace. For tickets, visit www.seetickets.com/darts or call 0844 871 8807.

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