The UK Youth Darts Challenge is a unique darts weekend unlike most events it puts Youth first and adults second.
The UK Challenge was a result of the hard work put in by the Northern Youth Darts Organisation to create a weekend of youth darts, as other events cater for adults with the youth tagged on. We wanted to put the youth first with adults second. People in the darting fraternity said we were mad and it wouldn't happen - well it did and as far as we know this is the only event of it’s kind.
The first UK Challenge was held in 2000 at Morecambe and was a complete success. After the 2002 event a decision was made to find another venue as we had outgrown our present one. 2003 saw us move to Cleethorpes. We did contemplate calling it a day on the UK Youth Challenge in 2006 (as we had to cancel the competition due to the BDO moving a BICC fixture on to the date we had booked for the event and no other date was available) and look to do something else but the amount of calls we received asking why it wasn’t on and would it be on in 2007 changed our minds - so we were pleased to announce the UK YOUTH CHALLENGE was back!
2008 has seen the competition move from Cleethorpes to a new venue at Skipsea this has enabled us to have a room for the weekend exclusively for the darts, the caravans are top quality with double glazing and central heating throughout.
Friday Night is a money in money out blind draw event for all ages, a chance for the over 21s to show the youngsters what they can do.
Saturday is the team event with over £500 in prize money (free entry). When the competition first started it was for representative teams. In 2004 we decided to try a blind draw for teams - this meant that all players wanting to play in the team event could and no-one was left out. It proved such a success it was decided to keep this format. Any player wishing to play in the team event must be resident on site and have booked their accommodation through NYDO.
Saturday Night is competitions for all ages.
is the Youth singles U18 Male/Female must be under 18 on the weekend
other competitions over the weekend for all ages (time permitting)
around £32 per person you can enjoy a weekend of darts.