World Darts Championship: Stars at Alexandra Palace now playing for the Sid Waddell Trophy
Last Updated: 11/12/12 12:06pm
Players at the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship will be playing for a new piece of silverware over Christmas, with the new trophy now aptly named in honour of legendary commentator Sid Waddell.
The voice of darts and legendary Sky Sports commentator sadly passed away in August 2012, but his name will still be around the event with The Sid Waddell Trophy being handed out to the new world champion.
A new trophy has been commissioned for the event and it will keep alive his memory as well as recognising his contribution to darts for over 30 years.
The trophy has been designed and created by Sussex-based jeweller Mike Shorer, who also created the most recent Ladbrokes World Darts Championship Trophy as well as the McCoy's Premier League Darts trophy.
The trophy features six silver rods rising from a base made from Red Eritrean Marble and Black Granite, reaching up to an engraved silver globe which has a 20 carat cabochon garnet to symbolise the bullseye on a dartboard.
The base, made from the same rare Eritrean marble as used by Michaelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, also features a plaque bearing Sid Waddell's signature.
The trophy stands at around 28 inches tall and weighs 25kg and will be presented to the 2013 Ladbrokes World Champion by Sid Waddell's son Dan on New Year's Day.
The Ladbrokes World Darts Championship will be held from December 14-January 1 at Alexandra Palace and screened live on Sky Sports HD, with the semi-finals and final also broadcast in 3D.