It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Tommy Cox.
Not only was Tommy the Co-Founder and Tournament Director of the PDC, he helped in the formation of Dartplayers Australia and the introduction of the Oceanic Masters, an event now in its 20th year.
Tommy continued to offer his support and guidance to the DPA leading it to become Australia's Premier League of Darts, giving many Australian and New Zealand players the opportunity to play on the world stage. Without his assistance the DPA and many professional Australian players would not be where they are today.
He regularly visited Australia and helped oversee many tournaments guiding players and assisting staff in all aspects of the game
"This is an extremely sad day for us all at the PDC," said Chairman Barry Hearn. "Tommy's contribution to our formation can never be under-stated and will never be forgotten.
"He was known and respected throughout the sport and I know that he was proud of the worldwide growth of the PDC since he stood shoulder to shoulder with Dick and the players during darts' split.
"I can honestly say that Tommy was one of the primary reasons why I got involved in darts. He encouraged me to get into the sport and it's something I'll never forget.
"Although he had retired, Tommy was still involved in darts in recent years and will be sadly missed."