P162 Teletext 162 Dec26 20:20:00 THE            ——————————————————————————————————————— EMBASSY WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP New Year starts early for 32 of the world's top arrow-men when the Embassy World Championship kicks off on Sunday. There's a prize purse of £143,000 - with a £50,000 incentive for a nine- dart check-out - so the competition promises to be as stiff as ever. Defending champ John Part faces tough challenges from No 1 seed Steve Beaton and the crowd's favourite Bobby George. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Test your sporting knowledge 451 C4 HARD-HITTING US FOOTBALL p425 C4 Next UK Results World Res LocalSport
P162 Teletext 162 Dec26 20:21:11 THE            ——————————————————————————————————————— EMBASSY WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP The two favourites for the 18th World Championship are Steve Beaton and the Winmau Masters champ Ritchie Burnett. Beaton has long been tipped to pick up the Embassy crown, but has to overcome losing the Winmau to arch-rival Burnett The other oche-heroes to watch for are Gold Cup champion Mike Gregory, England captain Martin Adams and last year's losing semi-finallist Ronnie Sharp. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Test your sporting knowledge 451 C4 GROOVES RECORD REVIEWS p626 C4 Next UK Results World Res LocalSport
P162 Teletext 162 Dec26 20:20:31 THE            ——————————————————————————————————————— EMBASSY WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Players : All of the world's top 32 players will be at Lakeside. 1994 : Last year's tournament saw two brilliant semi-finals with England's Bobby George coming back from two frames down to win a final place. BIG FACT : In the final Canada's John Part beat an injured Bobby George by six frames to nil. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Test your sporting knowledge 451 C4 ALL THE LATEST SHOWBIZ NEWS p352 Next UK Results World Res LocalSport
P162 Teletext 162 Dec26 20:20:51 THE            ——————————————————————————————————————— EMBASSY WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Date : Sunday January 1 - 8 Venue : Lakeside Country Club, Surrey Tickets: All days except Jan 7 & 8. Tickets priced at £2. Call the Box Office on 0252 836464. TV : Live coverage begins on Jan 1 at 2.15pm on BBC2, highlights each night. The final on January 8 will be screened live, starting at 6.10pn. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Test your sporting knowledge 451 C4 SOCCER SNAPS: FOOTBALL BRIEFS p149 Next UK Results World Res LocalSport