Passing of Vi Alderman, wife of WDF General Secretary Dave Alderman

It is with great sadness that the WDF report the passing of Vi Alderman, wife of WDF General Secretary Dave Alderman.

Vi was an integral part of darts at all levels for many years and will be missed by all of us.

Our sincere condolences and prayers are with Dave and family through this time of sorrow.

Rest in Peace Vi.

Details of funeral arrangements will be announced as they are received.

Regards.
Bill Hatter
WDF President



Bayard ‘Bud’ Brick

budI was very saddened to learn of the passing of Bayard ‘Bud’ Brick a former Executive colleague and a prominent figure in the Sport of Darts in Japan.

Bud died on Thursday 16th October 2014 after a brief stay in hospital

He was a familiar figure in WDF World Cups where he acted as the Team Manager for Japanese teams for over 25 years and represented Japan in WDF meetings and conferences providing valuable contributions to the early growth and formation of the WDF.

He was principally involved in setting up the WDF Asia/Pacific Cup encouraging national teams from the Pacific Rim countries to participate in a bi-annual event in alternate years to the WDF World Cup.

Bud became Vice-President of the WDF in October 1983 and served continuously in that position until 2000 when he was made acting President until the General Meeting in 2001.

On behalf of Japan he made a successful bid to host the 2017 WDF World Cup, which could be held in Kobe, there is no doubt his former Japanese colleagues will help to stage an event worthy of his memory.

Funeral details to be advised later.

Dave Alderman
WDF Secretary-General



LDO receives recognition from the World Darts Federation

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LADIES DARTS ORGANISATION AND WORLD DARTS FEDERATION

I am very pleased to announce, that as of today, October 11th 2014, The Ladies Darts Organisation has now been officially recognised by the World Darts Federation.

We would like to personally thank all of the officials who unanimously passed our request to the WDF.

This is truly amazing news, and this now means that we can work alongside other countries and continue to promote the sport for the Ladies and organise more events for the ladies. This is another big achievement that the LDO has succeeded in through the work and dedication of our own committee.

We are very proud to say that we now are officially recognised by both the British Darts Organisation and the World Darts Federation.

WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT

Many thanks to all our members, our supporters, our sponsors, our friends and our family for believing in the LDO, and long may we continue.

Yours in the Sport of Darts

Julie Lambie
C.E.O.of the Ladies Darts Organisation

http://www.ladiesdartsorganisation.com/



Runner up Winmau World Masters 2014, Fallon Sherrock comes to Zuiderduin Masters

FallonSherrock_wildcardPress release: Egmond aan Zee, Monday the 13th of October 2014

The promoters of the Zuiderduin Masters invites runner up of the Winmau World Masters for ladies, Fallon Sherrock to play the Zuiderduin Masters. With this wildcard the group of ladies participating in this event is almost completed.

The 20 year old Fallon Sherrock come from a darts playing family and was one of the players of  the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship Ladies  in Januari this Year. She played the quarter finals and in that match she had a match dart for knocking out Anastasia Dobromyslova, the number two seed in the Zuiderduin Masters.  Unfortunately for her she missed.

Fallon for now is the number seed on the world rankings ladies and is the Jersey Open and Jersey Classic ladies champion.

Together with the already invited players for the ladies event a the best ladies of the world participate this Year, good for some exciting games in the event starting the 5th of December 2014.

More information of the tou.ament, ticketsale and hotelbookings you can find on this website



Dazzler, Darryl Fitton will be back on the Zuiderduin Masters stage in December

Press release: Egmond aan Zee, Wednesday the 24th of September 2014

Today the promoters of the Zuiderduin Masters announced an other player who receives a wildcard for Zuiderduin Masters 2014. This player is Darryl Fitton. Darryl, the first player who hit a nine darter on the Zuiderduin Masters stage in 2009. That Year he also was crowned Zuiderduin Masters champion.

Darryl Fitton at this moment is the number 16th seed in the World rankings is well known for his special walk on on the chords of the song “One Step Beyond” by Madness and for Years he is one of the best darts players in the world. A player that must be one of the 24 top players participating Zuiderduin Masters 2014 starting the 5th of December.

Together with Darryl now 19 players for the Zuiderduin Masters mens event are known. For the Zuiderduin Masters ladies tournament 6 players will play in this event and so far 4 ladies are already invited. Also the Zuiderduin Masters Youth tournament counts 6 players and at this moment two boys are on the list of players we will see the Zuiderduin Masters stage in December.

Meanwhile the presale starts for Zuiderduin Masters 2014. Booking tickets and passe partout can be done at the website of the event,  www.zuiderduinmasters.nl.  Attractive hotel package deals you can book on the website of Hotel Zuiderduin, www.zuiderduin.nl



Co Stompé returns to Egmond aan Zee

ZuiderduinMastersLogoPressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, Thursday the 10th of September 2014

The first wildcard for Zuiderduin Masters 2014 goes to Co Stompé. Co, in the early days the most well know tram driver in Holland and still one of the icons of Dutch darts, for Years was a  familiar face at the Masters events.

After Years the Matchstick will return to the Zuiderduin Masters stage in Egmond aan Zee and that will please many darts fans. Since January 2014 Co returned to the WDF/BDO circuit where he started his career and is working hard for come back to the world top. Receiving this wildcard from the promoters is a great boost for the 52 Year old dartplayer from Lelystad.

Saturday the 13th of September the Champions League of Darts starts in Hotel Zuiderduin and after this event we can announce more players who will play at Zuiderduin Masters 2014.

The winners of this special play off event, the men single champion, the ladies single champion and a youth player are invited to play on the most famous dartsevent that start on the 5th of December and the finals are one the 7th of December.

Meanwhile the presale starts for Zuiderduin Masters 2014. Booking tickets and passe partout can be done at the website of the event, www.zuiderduinmasters.nl

Attractive hotel package deals you can book on the website of Hotel Zuiderduin, www.zuiderduin.nl



Romanian International Darts Open- 28th September 2014 – Increased prize fund

RDF has decided to double the prize money for Ladies at the RIDO 2014. The decision follows the larger number of high ranked lady players who have registered or are in the process to register for the tournament. RDF hopes that its effort will be appreciated by the players and encourage them to attend further international events scheduled by the RDF.

The prize fund will be awarded as follows:
1st place 500 euro
2nd place 200 euro
3rd place 100 euro
5th place 50 euro
 
Want to register, do it at www.federatiedarts.ro
 
See you in Bucharest!
 


Invite to the 5th edition of the Romanian International Darts Open

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Romanian Darts Federationhas the pleasure to invite you to the 5th edition of the Romanian International Darts Open,September 28 , 2014
 
The event will be exactly after WDF Europe Cup 2014 (23-27 September), in the same venue and with a big participation of top ranked players from all over Europe.
 
Singles are counting towards the ranking of the World Darts Federation as a category 3 WDF and BDO Invitation Table C ranking event.
 
A total of 5,000 Euro in prize money will be awarded to men singles, ladies singles. The winners of the singles receive an invite for the Winmau World Masters 2014.
 
Men single title will bring a 1,600 Euro prize, while the first 16 will receive various amounts as prize money. For the ladies, the winner will receive 250 euro, while the first eight will receive various amounts as prize money. A detailed list of how the prizes will be distributed you will find on our website www.federatiedarts.ro and also in the WDF (http://www.dartswdf.com/tournament_flyers/2014_RomaniaOpen.pdf) & BDO Calendar.
 
The event will be hosted by Hotel Intercontinental 5* Bucharest and will have the following schedule:
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH 2014
09:00 venue opening
10:00 Men Singles – start; Ladies Singles – start
18:00 Men Singles Quarter Finals (on stage)
20:00 Men Singles Semifinals (on stage)
21.20 Ladies Singles Final (on stage)
22.00 Men Singles Final (on stage)
23:00Prizes presentation
 
A detailed presentation, including accommodation forms, registration forms, entry fees, rules, playing format you will find on our website www.federatiedarts.ro and also in the WDF & BDO Calendar.
 
The event will have live coverage thru Romanian main sports television, Sport.ro TV
 
The Intercontinental Hotel 5* is in close proximity of Henri Coanda International Airport (about 17 km).
 
Since we know that a lot of visitors are interested in everything related to Dracula, we thought to organize a Dracula Tour!!! The tour is scheduled for Monday, September 29 and includes transportation to Dracula Castle, visit to Palas Castle in Sinaia, entry fee for both castles and a traditional Romanian lunch). If you are interested (for only 65 Euro per person) you have just to send an email to and you will receive all the details need it.
 
Best regards,
Romanian Darts Federation


Francis Hoenselaar Quits Playing Darts

Francis Hoenselaar has informed the Dutch Darts Association that she will quit her beloved sport of darts. Two years ago she was involved in a serious scooter accident and since then she is not been able to play darts anymore.

Francis Hoenselaar wanted to bring this news out personally;

“I want to let everybody know that my darts career is definitely over. Last Saturday, July 26th was exactly two years ago that I had an accident with my scooter. The damage to my wrist has been too big to even think of a comeback.

So I would like to thank everyone who was involved in my beautiful 30-year career of darts. Show Frenay, Harry Kuijt, Harry van Leeuwen, Ben Hol, Dick Bonnes, Ophoff, Ted Vermeulen, Gerard Vos (Rotex tires), Andre Hazes (Melvin productions) Martin Eijsink (Finder), and in particular Gerry Walters Benelux Business as a manager and sponsor. Thanks to everyone for all the support you gave me.

I would also like to thank my travel mates Kitty van Vliet, Roland Scholten, Co Stompé, Karin Krappen, Roelie Baker and Karin Ten Kate. Also thanks to Ron Berg mastercaller and for all the media activities, Andrea Schipper for the website, Hennie Nagtegaal and Chiel van Praag (LDA). And not forgetting all the friends from all over the world that I’ve toasted with. A big thanks to Trina Gulliver, Crissy Howat-Manley, Dietmar Ernst, Karin and Cees van Leeuwen and so on and so forth.

And, of course, a big thank you to my whole family for the intense sympathy and for all the beautiful things you have given me.”

In 2011 Hoenselaar quit the Dutch team, but still wanted to play. In April 2013, the former Lakeside champion received a medal at the town hall in Rotterdam. The dart star received a royal honour from Mayor Aboutaleb. The Dutch Darts Association and Rotterdam Darts Organisation were then elaborates on her farewell.

The Dutch Darts Association would like to thank Francis for her commitment to the Dutch team and for what she has done for the sport darts in the Netherlands. She still is 15 times Dutch champion, seven times Dutch Open champion, two-time world champion singles and two-time world champion couples. In 2009 she won the prestigious Lakeside title by beating her eternal rival Trina Gulliver.

Sue Williams Chairperson BDO said: “The BDO would like to thank Francis for her time and commitment to the sport of darts. Her record during her sporting career speaks for itself and we all wish her well for the future.”

http://www.bdodarts.com/2569/30-07-2014/Francis_Hoenselaar_Quits_Playing_Darts



Europe Cup Youth 2014: Draw

The draw for the Europe Cup Youth was made today and can be found on the links below:

Boys Singles

Boys Pairs

Boys Team Round Robin

Girls Singles Round Robin

Girls Pairs Round Robin

The Europe Cup Youth 2014 will be hosted by the Austrian Darts Federation. It will be played at the Holiday Inn, Vienna South, Austria.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 16th July. All floor matches in all events will be played on Thursday and Friday 17-18 July. The Semi-Finals and Finals will be played on Saturday 20th July.



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