EFS Europe Lays Down the Blue Carpet at William Hill World Darts Championship
Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:37
Event carpet to stage and main event arena
Event carpet to main entrance
Event carpet to walkways
Indoor event carpet
Installation of event carpet
Main arena event carpet
Event Flooring Solutions Ltd rolled into Alexandra Palace last month to install 2400sqm of its electric blue Evo Rib Event Cord Carpet for the 5th year running at the prestigious William Hill World Darts Championship.
The 26th World Championship competition, held at Alexandra Palace, is the biggest and best-known tournament in the world attracting a global TV audience over well over 10 million as well as over 50,000 darts-frenzied fans punishing EFS's event carpet over the Christmas and New Year period.
The event took place from 13th December 2018 until 1st January 2019 with EFS's team installing the carpet just one day before the event commenced. Working on behalf of Alexandra Palace, 4 of EFS's crew laid the carpet in 8 hours, an installation that would ordinarily take approximately 3 hours given a straight open space. The crew adhered to a strict deadline, working around the intense timetable, cutting the carpet around the event infrastructure as well as accommodating the throngs of staff who were flat out to get the event set up to the imminent opening ceremony.
EFS Europe supplied 12 rolls of 50m x 4m of the electric blue carpet, which was chosen to match the branding of the title sponsor William Hill. The carpet was installed throughout the main event arena, being fitted around the stage and grandstand areas. The carpet was also installed throughout the main walkways into the venue as well as being supplied for the main stage area where the nail-biting competition took place.
Winning the Championship for a third time with a dominant victory over Michael Smith was Holland's Michael Van Gerwen. The Dutchman opened up four-set leads at 4-0 and 6-2 with a determined Smith unable to work his way back into the contest.
In the first World Championship final since 1983 to feature two players under 30 years of age, Van Gerwen completed a 7-3 triumph to walk away with the £500,000 prize money and the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy.
Speaking on behalf of EFS Europe, Jeremy Simpson, Managing Director said: "EFS Europe is always proud to be chosen to play a role in what has become a legendary fixture in the Christmas and New Year calendar. It was a fantastic conclusion to our 2018 business year and on behalf of the entire EFS Europe team, congratulations to Van Gerwen on his stunning performance."843,844,846,847,848,849,851