We are so pleased to announce the signing of Corey ‘King’ Cadby. The Australian now moves to #TeamTarget for the next phase of his career, as he competes for the first time on the full PDC Tour, having won through Q School on day one in Wigan yesterday.
The Australian star has made a huge impact in his first two years as a professional, and yesterday won through a field of more than 400 players to earn his PDC Tour Card for the first time. Cadby, who will now be one of the 128 players to play in the ProTour, says “I’m absolutely over the moon, everyone expected I would be here [last year], but I wasn’t ready. I’m here this year and I’ve done my job on day one,”
He continued…“It gives me a bit more confidence knowing what I’m capable of. I’ve been throwing new darts for a couple of weeks and to manage to get through Q School means a lot.”
It is this confidence that is one of the most exciting things about this partnership. Garry Plummer, Managing Director at here at Target said, “We at Target are delighted to work with one of the most exciting young talents in darts, and hope to help Corey achieve his goal of winning PDC titles and fulfilling his enormous potential. Cadby has the ability and the belief to go all the way, and we believe he will. He has the confidence to beat a player before they’ve even stepped up to the oche. That’s why they call him the king!”
The 22-year old used his new darts which we made to his exact specifications to get him through Q–School, “It makes me more confident having my own darts, made exactly the way that I need them. The grip is perfect for me, and in the exact place I need it to be and the points are just great too… it all goes hand in hand with making you more confident as a player – when you know your set up is right.”
Cadby dominated the Australian circuit in his debut year in 2016, winning nine ranking events. He also beat 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor at the Perth Darts Masters, despite “The Power” averaging 111, following that up with a defeat to Peter Wright in a match where both players had averages of 109.
‘The King’ then turned his attention to the PDC’s youth system, winning a Development Tour title at just his second attempt, before going on to be crowned World Youth Champion in his debut campaign. 2017 saw Cadby narrowly miss out on making the World Youth Championship final again, but he did make the final of a World Series event in Auckland – only losing in a last leg decider to Kyle Anderson.
His mantra: dream, believe, achieve, was evident yesterday at Q-School – proved by only losing 13 legs throughout the duration of the day. Cadby explained, “I am really excited to be signing with Target Darts, they are a bold, confident brand and they bring something new to the table.”
Cadby will be joining our stellar cast of sponsored darts players: also on the books are the 2018 World Champion- Rob ‘Voltage’ Cross, 5 x World Champion – Raymond van Barneveld, 2 x World Champion – Adrian Lewis, Stephen ‘The Bullet’ Bunting, the 1983 World Champion – Keith Deller and of course, the one and only 16 x World Champion, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor.
Cadby Continued, ‘I feel ready for this year and I’m looking forward to playing all of the top players, you need to beat the best to be the best. My goal is to be World Champion’
You can see Cadby in action next at the UK Open Qualifiers on 2-4 February on PDC TV, alongside fellow Target players like Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld and new World Champion Rob Cross.
The sponsorship deal was officially announced 19/01/18.
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