1284 x Riders Business Club going behind scenes at PDC World Darts

George Oliver

Feb 22


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The next 1284 x Leicester Riders Business Club takes place on April 8 - and it's hitting the bullseye.

Following on from the success of January's behind-the-scenes tour of the Spreadex World Grand Prix of snooker, the Club now turns its attention to professional darts.

Its April meeting coincides with the Mattioli Arena hosting the PDC Players Championship.

The world-class darts competition will feature a 128-player field made up of PDC Tour Card Holders and Associate Members taken from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.

And Business Club guests will take a look behind the scenes.

World snooker professional Tom Ford at the January business club

Event schedule

The event will start at 6:30pm and run through to 9pm:

  • 6:30pm: Arrival
  • 7:00 pm: Update from Riders Chair, Kevin Routledge
  • 7:05pm: Talk from Riders Head of Commercial, Tracey Hallam
  • 7:15pm: Presentation by 1284 founder George Oliver
  • 7:20pm: Food served
  • 8:00pm: PDC Players Championship tour and talk
  • 8:30pm: Networking
  • 9:00pm: Close

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The 1284 and Riders Partnership

The final 1284 x Riders Business Club of the season presents another opportunity for local SMEs to gather and have fun at the home of the Riders.

1284 has been sponsoring the club throughout the season.

Guests have already had a training session alongside the Riders first team, met Ted Lasso actor Tom Hendryk, and gone behind the scenes at the World Snooker - with a talk from 7th-ranked local snooker professional Tom Ford.

1284 and Riders are working to build a welcoming, no-pressure business network built around shared support for the BBL Club.

Why attend?

1284 Managing Director George Oliver said: "We are enthusiastic sponsors of the club and the guests we bring with us are equally supportive.

"Since the success of the snooker meeting in the new year I have had a lot of people asking if it will be happening for the darts too.

"Well, we have set it up and it will take place at the Mattioli Arena in April as the PDC comes to Leicester.

"It'll bring back some good memories of when I used to report on Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, and Andy Hamilton as a young reporter in Stoke-on-Trent.

"This event will be another opportunity to network, share ideas, and form new collaborations with likeminded people - all while supporting the darts and the Riders."

Reserve your place

To enquire about availability of spaces to attend the event, please contact Tracey Hallam at

For more information about the World Grand Prix 2024 and for tickets, click here.

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