In keeping with its policy of increasing tournament prize money, the BDO Board of Directors is delighted to announce that the 2012 Winmau World Masters will have a record-break prize fund of £70,500 when it is played at Hull City Hall from October 12th to 14th and screened live and exclusively by ESPN.
For the first time ever, the Men’s Masters will have prize money payable down to the Last 32:
Men’s Prize Structure :
Champion £ 25,000 + Challenge Trophy to be held for one year.
Runner-up £ 10,000
Semi-Finalists x 2 £3,000 each
Q/Finalists x 4 £1,500 each
Last 16 x 8 £1,000 each
Last 32 x 16 £250 each.
Women’s Prize Structure:
Champion £ 5,000 + Challenge Trophy to be held for one year.
Runner-up £ 2,000
Semi-Finalists x 2 £750 each
Q/Finalist x 4 £ 500 each
There is also a £1,000 prize for the highest checkout (men or women) in stage matches only plus a 9-dart 501 achievement award (men or women),
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY: £70,500
“We are delighted to be rewarding our players with the best ever prize money for the Winmau Men’s World Masters”, says BDO Chairman Barry Gilbey, “because it reflects the status of the tournament and the rewards to the players for reaching the Last 32 of our second major televised event of 2012.
“The other major reward is that for the second consecutive year ESPN will be screening extensive coverage from Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th from Hull City Hall.”
Staged and promoted by the British Darts Organisation in association with EY Events, and jointly sponsored by Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the 39th anniversary Winmau World Masters is the oldest major darts tournament in world darts, and it is unique in having four separate World Finals for Men, Women, Boys and Girls.