Eric Bristow and Dennis Taylor in Irish Winter Festival prop bet

Eric Bristow and Dennis Taylor in Irish Winter Festival prop bet

Friday, 10 September 2010

There are plenty of links between the worlds of poker, darts and snooker (and not just the preponderance of slightly overweight, pasty men who look like they've never seen daylight). Those links will be combined at the Irish Winter Festival this October with Eric Bristow and Dennis Taylor offering players a series of darts and snooker related challenges with poker prizes on offer.

Guests visiting the Bellini Lounge at the Burlington Hotel on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October will be given the opportunity to challenge the world champs in their chosen discipline. To level the playing field though, Taylor will have to play snooker using a broomstick with the Crafty Cockney having to throw his arrows at a revolving board. Prizes to the Blind Man's Buff and the €200 NL HE freezeout tournaments are on offer to challengers who can beat the champions.

“Most will attend the Irish Winter Festival looking to be crowned the Irish Masters Champion 2010. Now there is another reason to come to this incredible event – you could go home boasting that you have beaten a World Champion at their own game. That’ll be a good story to tell your mates in the pub the next day!” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for “We have packed out the Irish Winter Festival with all sorts of entertainment to ensure that everyone has a fantastic weekend – darts, pool, music, free drink - it’ll be an event to remember, that’s for sure!”

The Irish Winter Festival takes place at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin from Friday 22nd to Monday 25th October.

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