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World darts champion Michael van Gerwen and Suffolk's Peter Wright heading to Ipswich Corn Exchange

PUBLISHED: 12:28 05 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 06 April 2017

Michael van Gerwen will perform at the Ipswich Corn Exchange this December. Picture: JOHN WALTON/PA WIRE.

Michael van Gerwen will perform at the Ipswich Corn Exchange this December. Picture: JOHN WALTON/PA WIRE.

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Reigning world darts champion Michael van Gerwen and Suffolk star Peter Wright will compete in a darts exhibition at the Ipswich Corn Exchange this December.

Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen will be in action at the Ipswich Corn Exchange in December.Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen will be in action at the Ipswich Corn Exchange in December.

Tickets are now on sale for the event, entitled Ipswich: A Night at the Darts, which takes place on Friday, December 8. It starts at 7pm.

See here to buy tickets. If the link does not work, see here.

The world number one and Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, who won his first Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) major last month at the UK Open, will be joined by Dutchman Vincent van der Voort, Ipswich rising star Ryan Meikle, Norwich’s James Hubbard and Steve West, who knocked legend Phil Taylor out of the World Grand Prix of Darts last October.

The exhibition event will take place just days before the 2018 PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace in London. A date has not been set, but it usually begins mid-December.

Van Gerwen will be aiming to defend his crown and win his third world title, and will aim to use the Ipswich Corn Exchange event as one of his final preparations.

In a statement, he said: “This will be a great night. The crowd will have lots of fun and see some top quality sport, but I hope some of them will be cheering for me.

“It is at an important time of year for us darts players with the world championship just around the corner, so I’m sure everyone will be on top form.”

Alternatively, to buy a ticket, call 01473 433100 (for group bookings call 01473 433451).

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