Unicorn has made another strong decision in the ‘market’ for new darting talent. In signing up emerging talent Callan Rydz, they have headed off numerous parties who had been mulling a move.
The Newcastle thrower has had a superb start to this year’s Challenge and Development Tours. He has so far claimed one title, one runner-up spot and multiple semi and qtr-finals.
Rydz’s reaction to the developments seems quite typical of his style; “It has been a whirlwind for me”
DartsWorld.com sources indicated that Rydz was being actively considered by a number of manufacturers, with at least one other having made enquiries. Mark Pritchard (Darting Promotions) has shown himself to be a careful, astute and sensible manager of payers, and is sure to keep Callan focused on his future.
Callan was spotted by some during the later part of the 2016 Development Tour and at the PDC Q School of 2017. He has been unfortunate not to get a tour card, on more than one occasion, most recently with the rule changes to the 2019 event seeing him miss out on countback.
Following that disappointment, he seems to have kicked on strongly. In addition to his superb tour performances, he qualified for the UK Open via Riley’s. He missed out in an early round to the in-form Jamie Hughes.
Together, with the signing of Cameron Menzies, earlier this year, there are signs that Unicorn is strengthening their roster of players and looking toward young talent with a certain X-factor. There are many signs that both youngsters will prove successful and smart business.
DartsWorld looks forward to both Unicorn and Callan’s progress in the coming years.
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