On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2012, the 25th edition of the International Darts Tournament Antwerp Open will take place. A prize fund of 17.500 euro will be divided at the Bloso Center Netepark in Herentals.
Attention! Entries close on Friday 7th September 2012!
Singles are counting towards the ranking of the World Darts Federation, category 1 for the men, category 3 for the ladies and also boys and girls youth are rewarded points from the WDF. The winners of the singles receive an invite for the Winmau World Masters 2013 and the ladies and men’s champion also will be invited for the Qualifyers of the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships. Ladies and Men singles also count towards the invitational tables of the British Darts Organisation (category A for the men and category B for the ladies), the Zuiderduin Masters and the International Belgium Darts Tour rankings.
On the occasion of the 25th edition of the Antwerp Open and to celebrate 25 years of Datadart in the Benelux, there are different actions. The first 1.000 entered players receive 25 sets of flights worth of 25 euro and a number of gift vouchers for offers available that weekend at the darts shop of Benelux Business. All ladies entered also receive a ladies darts bag worth 25 euro.
New this year is the implementation of a new series, the ‘Amateurs’, specially for those players who believe that their skill isn’t good enough yet, the entry fee is too high, of prefer to play for fun than for money. For an entry fee of 7,50 euro they start on Saturday in groups and the first 2 of each group progress to Sunday’s knock-out tournament. Seen the set-up of this tournament, it is not possible to combine the ‘Amateur’ event with main events pairs or singles. There is a limit of 256 entries for the ‘Amateur’ event. All participants at this new event will receive a keepsake. The last 32 receive a trofee/reminder and the last 8 a prize in kind.
An overview of the different events per day.
Saturday 15th September 2012 doors are open at 9am for a 10am start of the ‘Amateurs’ and the mixed pairs. After the semi finals of the mixed, ladies and men’s pairs will start. All the pairs’ finals will be played on stage.
Sunday 16th September 2012 doors will open also at 9am and from 10am men’s, ladies, youth singles and ‘Amateurs’ knock-out will be played. Men’s semi finals and all finals are played on stage.
Entry for all events is only possible by registration in advance through the online entry form up until 3rd September 2012. No late entries are accepted. Entry fee (17 euro for the ladies and men’s singles which included the WDF levy, 10 euro for youth singles, 20 euro per pair and 7,50 euro for the ‘Amateur’ event)) needs to be written onto our account no later than 6th September 2012.
Further information can be found at our website http://www.pvmdartspromotions.be/open_antwerpen/english/index_eng.html where you also can find the online entry form.
We hope to welcome everybody during the weekend of 15th and 16th September 2012 in Herentals.
Peter Van Meel