Thorns is on target at the World Darts Championship

10th January 2010

Thorns Group lined up alongside many of the biggest names in

sport as it supplied furniture and catering equipment to the World Darts Championship. 

The group – a regular player at high-profile sporting assignments – provided

many hundreds of items to the event, which saw more than two weeks of thrilling

competition at London’s Alexandra Palace. 

Thorns’ equipment, which was used extensively across the players’ and VIP

areas, included stunning black Champagne flutes, its elegant Mascagni range of

cutlery and highly versatile trestle tables. The group also provided kitchen

items including electric carvery units.

The 2010 event marked the second year that Thorns had

provided equipment to the championship and also built upon the group’s

longstanding, successful relationship with Alexandra Palace.

Thorns Group Account Manager Darren Jackson said: “From

soccer to the Six Nations, and from rugby to rowing, Thorns has been a key

player at the UK’s major sporting events. With millions of people watching the

World Darts Championship we were delighted to add another high-profile fixture

to our long list of successes.” 

The championship – organised by the Professional Darts

Corporation and offering total prize money of more than £1m – attracted top

players from across the globe. As former winners such as Dennis Priestley and

John Part fell by the wayside, the world crown was eventually claimed by world

number one Phil Taylor, who secured the title for a remarkable 15th


The Stoke-born player secured the title after a thrilling

7-3 victory in the final over Australia’s Simon Whitlock. 

The World Darts Championship further strengthens Thorns’

sporting credentials. The group, which operates out of offices in London,

Manchester and Birmingham, has previously supplied furniture and equipment to

events as diverse as international Test cricket, England football

internationals, rugby’s Six Nations, Henley Royal Regatta and horseracing’s

Grand National and Epsom Derby.