Template - Date: JDC Honour Tommy Cox
Cox was one of the founders of the PDC and a key figure in the organisation’s growth during two decades as Tournament Director, while he is also a member of the PDC Hall of Fame.
He passed away in November 2018, and has been recognised by the Junior Darts Corporation with the naming of their Junior World Darts Championship trophy in his memory.
The early rounds of the Junior World Darts Championship will be held in Gibraltar in late September as part of the JDC’s festival of darts in the country, with the final then taking place on stage at Alexandra Palace on Saturday December 21 during the William Hill World Darts Championship.
“On behalf of the whole family we are honoured that the JDC have decided to name their World Championship trophy the ‘Tommy Cox Junior World Darts Championship Trophy’,” said Danny Cox, Tommy’s son.
“He devoted his life to the sport and it is, I’m sure everyone would agree, a much better game for his involvement.
“It is fitting that the champions of tomorrow shall set out on their darting journeys by competing to lift the trophy that bears his name. He was a huge fan of the JDC and all it stands for.
“We would like to thank [JDC Chairman] Steve Brown and his organisation for this outstanding gesture.”
The JDC’s Junior World Darts Championship has been won previously by Austria’s Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Dutch teenager Jurjen Van der Velde.
The JDC’s festival of darts in Gibraltar will include the Junior World Cup as players from nations worldwide gather to compete in the week ahead of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy event as the PDC European Tour returns to The Rock.