The DPA, in conjunction with Winmau, Dartstream Live & our host venues, will stage the Daley Darts Kyle Anderson Memorial Trophy event on Friday October 29.
The tournament has been introduced in memory of the hugely popular Australian star, who passed away this week aged just 33.
The Kyle Anderson Memorial Trophy event will be played for on Friday October 29, ahead of the Winmau DPA Oceanic Masters and Winmau DPA Satellite Tour Finals across that weekend.
The events will be staged online in their entirety for players in five venues in Australia and in Christchurch, New Zealand – with the Kyle Anderson Memorial featuring both men’s and women’s events and also being open to players in Tasmania.
All three days of action will be staged under DRA Rules and run by the DPA and DPNZ in partnership, with streaming through Dartstream Live and scoring via DartConnect.
A percentage of entry fees for the Daley Darts Kyle Anderson Memorial Trophy will be donated to Kyle Anderson’s family to support wife Tara and sons Charles and Marcus.
“It’s absolutely fitting that we can honour Kyle in this way,” said DartPlayers Australia Chairman Kevin Berlyn. “Kyle has shown what can happen to any Australian daring to dream.
“He came through on the DPA circuit but went to Q School and became a PDC professional, won a ranking title alongside a World Series title and represented his country four times on the PDC stage alongside the biggest names in darts.
“He was an outstanding ambassador for Australian darts and we feel that the Daley Darts Kyle Anderson Memorial Trophy event, in co-operation with Kyle’s family and Heath Daley, will be an appropriate way for us all to remember him.”
Heath Daley from Daley Darts added: “Daley Darts are honoured to be part of remembering Kyle’s legacy. This tournament will be a fitting tribute to someone who gave so much to darts in this country.”
Details of entries, prize money and venues will be confirmed in due course at www.dartplayersaustralia.com, with further updates to be issued in relation to easing of Covid-19 lockdowns and other regulations to ensure the safe staging of all tournaments.
The DPA Oceanic Masters will open to players who have played in 50 percent of the eligible events in their region in 2021, either through the DPA Satellite Tour or DPNZ Pro Tour.
The DPA Satellite Tour Finals will feature the top 16 players, plus ties, from each State Hub which has been in operation this year.
The winners of the DPA Oceanic Masters and DPA Satellite Tour Finals will also qualify to compete in the 2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London.
All events will be in a knockout format over the best of 11 legs.