A DELEGATION of six Chinese darting talents visited the Betfred World Matchplay as part of a learning visit to the UK this week.

The group of three 12-year-old boys and three nine-year-old girls were brought to the UK by IDCDarts organiser Joe Mei to continue their development.

They enjoyed coaching sessions at the Junior Darts Corporation's Bristol headquarers as part of an International Summer Camp.

They also attended a JDC event in the Midlands and visited a JDC Academy in the West Midlands - and showed their talents during the visit, with one student already achieving "Black Shirt" classification in the JDC's system.

The visit came following the JDC's link-up with the IDCDarts Shanghai Academy, and led to the six students subsequently attending the World Matchplay on Sunday.

"It's been a great week for the students," said JDC Director of Operations Darren Barson. "It's also fantastic for the JDC to have an official academy in China.

"We have enjoyed having the students in Bristol and they are to return again this year for three further training days in September."

Junior Chinese Players at the Betfred World Matchplay (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)