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Crazy Prop Bet Challenge at Irish Winter Poker Festival

World Champion Darts and Snooker Pros To Take on Challengers Handicapped By Revolving Dart Board and Broom Handle Snooker Cue


Broom handle challenge on the baizeAnyone who’s ever attended a tournament in Ireland will know to expect something special in the way of entertainment and the upcoming Irish Winter Festival will be no different.

Former world snooker and darts champions Dennis Taylor and Eric Bristow are set to attend and will take part in an unusual prop bet challenge — they will take on all-comers in their sports on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October 2010, from 9 to 11 p.m., but will be handicapped by playing with a broom handle and a revolving dart board respectively.

Poker players and fans of the duo will win special prizes such as buy in to the Blind Man’s Bluffand €200 no-limit hold’em freezeout events if they manage to “beat the pro”.

Additional entertainment will be provided each evening in the Bellini Bar at the Burlington Hotel by live bands such as The Whisht, Superfly and Pump up the Jam while guests will be also be mesmerised by magician Shane Gillen.

To round things off there will be a variety of drinks promotions throughout the festival and a world record attempt could be on the cards.

Paddy Power, communications manager for, said “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.

“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!”

There are dozens of ways to qualify for the Festival, taking place at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, from October 22 to 25 and online satellites for Blind Man’s Bluff will start on September 12, 2010.

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