Barry Hearn - Darts Impresario
Barry Hearn is Chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) which runs a number of competitions, including the World Darts Championship. He is considered to be the brain that turned darts from a pub game to an international sport with an audience of millions. Hearn is also the promoter behind huge boxing events and boxers including Anthony Joshua, Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis. He's involved in promoting snooker, tenpin bowling, golf and table tennis. Hearn is the founder and chairman of Matchroom Sport which owns, manages and promotes sporting events and supplies sports programmes to broadcasters around the world, he is a regular contributor to Talksport, and the chairman of World Snooker. The Auckland Darts Masters is on August 3-5, featuring eight of the world's top PDC players, including the world number 1 - Michael Van Gerwen.