Littler & Cairns set to compete in JDC Super 16 final in Milton Keynes

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Littler & Cairns set to compete in JDC Super 16 final in Milton Keynes

Luke Littler and Eleanor Cairns will get their chance to enjoy a taste of the big stage on Sunday when they compete in the JDC Super 16 final.

The duo will be bidding to emulate previous winner Keane Barry, who won the title two years ago at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes by defeating Littler 5-3 in the final.

Sunday's final will be played at around 1200 GMT ahead of the start of the Ladbrokes Masters quarter-finals, giving both players a chance to step on stage in front of fans at the Marshall Arena.

Due to restrictions in November 2021, the early rounds were split into boys and girls events, with 15-year-old Littler and 17-year-old Cairns progressing through their respective events.

The JDC Super 16 final is the first big event for the organisation in 2022, although their recent Qualifying School saw players of eight nationalities competing to win places on this year's Advanced Tour.

America's PJ Stewart, Wales' Rees Tucker, Scotland's Logan Gilmour, England's Daniel Stephenson, Joshua Bean and Archie MacLeod, Jersey's Lewis Bell and Hungary's Kovacs Almos were the eight players to win a Tour Card.

They joined 24 other players, including Littler and Junior World Championship finalist Leighton Bennett, in being eligible to play in the 12-event Advanced Tour this year.

Events will be held on February 12-13, March 19-20 and May 21-22 in Coventry and streamed through the JDC's YouTube channel.

In addition, the JDC's Foundation Tour for under-18s will see events held on February 26-27, April 2-3 and May 7-8.

For further information, please visit the JDC website or follow @JDCDarts on Twitter.