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,

Attractive hotel package deals you can book on the website of Hotel Zuiderduin,

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
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 (2327 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 and also in the WDF ( & BDO Calendar.
The event will be hosted by Hotel Intercontinental 5* Bucharest and will have the following schedule:
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 and also in the WDF & BDO Calendar.
The event will have live coverage thru Romanian main sports television, 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.”

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.

Jeff Smith and Maria Mason take Canadian Open titles


Mens Results Country   Womens Results Country
1. Jeff Smith Canada   1. Maria Mason Canada
2. Gary Vinicombe Canada   2. Dianne Gobeil Canada
3. Dave Richardson Canada   3. Roxanne Van Tassel Canada
3. Shane Harvey Canada   3. Tammy Perry Canada
5. Martin Tremblay Canada   5. Darlene MacLeod Canada
5. Ross Snook Canada   5. Joanne Whelan Canada
5. Bryce Book Canada   5. Angelina Palumbi Canada
5. Terry Fougere Canada   5. Joanne Luke Canada
9. David Cameron Canada   9. Rebecca Whiteway Canada
9. Todd Hiscock Canada   9. Nicki Rolls Canada
9. Glen MacKenzie Canada   9. Melvena Pasher Canada
9. Nick Smith Canada   9. Ivy Wieshlow Canada
9. Fred Seaward Canada   9. Mandy Fleck Canada
9. Seymour Dixon Canada   9. Barb MacCallum Canada
9. Derek Henley Canada   9. Wanda Healey Canada
9. Jim Edwards Canada   9. Sandra Squires Canada

Dutch Open Darts 2015 in ‘Bonte Wever Assen’

Dutch Open Darts 2015 FCPRESS RELEASE DUTCH OPEN DARTS 2015:  RIJSWIJK – 21 May 2014

The 37th edition of the Dutch Open Darts takes place from 30st of January till February the 1st 2015 in ‘De Bonte Wever Assen’. It is still the largest and liveliest BDO/WDF open darts tournament in the world and it will once again take place in the sports and entertainment center of Northern Netherlands.

“After a successful first edition, we are pleased to organize the Dutch Open Darts for the second time in Assen,” said tournament director Niels de Ruiter. “We learned a lot from the first edition, and listened carefully to our audience. A big party tent will be organized again and we see opportunities to increase the capacity. Everybody should be welcome and able to stay!”

“There are several reasons why we chose ‘De Bonte Wever’ again,” says Sijmon Timmers, president of the NDB. “First, it is a professional venue partner, who has worked hard to succeed the recent edition of the Dutch Open Darts. Secondly we have made good agreements again which is important to organize an event like this on such a big scale.”

Not only is ‘De Bonte Wever Assen’ a beautiful location, it also attracts regional sponsors, television, press and a lot of fans. According to the newspaper of the North, the Dutch Open Darts 2014 was a hit and broadcaster RTV Drenthe says the live broadcast on Sunday had a massive amount of viewers.

“The Dutch Open Darts is a perfect addition to our events calendar,” said director Christa de Ruiter from ‘De Bonte Wever’, who is very delighted that the Dutch Open Darts comes again to Assen. Don’t miss anything of the Dutch Open Darts 2015 and make sure that you stay overnight in ‘De Bonte Wever’.

The four-star hotel, catering, sports and events complex is distinguished by its location and combination of facilities and was elected in 2014 as the best family hotel in the Netherlands. It is now possible to make a reservation on the following website:  Check out our website frequently for the latest news. You can also follow the Dutch Open on Twitter: and Facebook:! See you in ‘De Bonte Wever’!

If you have any questions, please contact:


Nederlandse Darts Bond

Paul Engelbertink

tel. +31 (0) 70 366 72 06

Winmau Polish Open 2014

HAL Open Darts champions added to the Zuiderduin Masters 2014 players field

ZuiderduinMastersLogoPressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, Tuesday the 25th of March 2014

The promoters  added 3 players to the players field for Zuiderduin Masters 2014. These 3 players qualified for the event starting on the 5th of December by winning the international darts event the HAL Open Darts  Venray the Netherlands.

The promoters of the Zuiderduin Masters made 3 tickets to play at the world top darts event  available, one for the champion of the mens single event, one for the ladies single champion and the last one for the best player of the boys event.Hedman_Adams

Martin Adams from England claimed the ticket for Zuiderduin Masters  mens event. Martin won the mens single final with a 3-1 victory over Dutchman, Wesley Harms. Martin now is the second player in the players field for 2014, Zuiderduin Masters 2013 champion, James Wilson, was the first player on the list.

Deta Hedman also from Engeland won the ladies final. Deta beat her compatriot Trina Gulliver and her name now is added to the list for the ladies event on which Zuiderduin Masters 2013 ladies champion, Aileen de Graaf also is noted.

Colin_RoelofsThe ticket to play the Zuiderduin Masters Youth 2014 event is for Colin Roelofs from the Netherlands. Colin won from Mike van Duijvenbode, also from the Netherlands  and for the second time in a row Colin qualified for the Zuiderduin Masters Youth event  by winning an international youth darts event.

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

Atttractive hotel package deals you can book on the website of Hotel Zuiderduin,

5th Winmau Polish Open 2014

The 5th Winmau Polish Open 2014 will be staged in Police, Poland. 23-25 of May will bring ten various events, with four of them caring points towards BDO and WDF ranks. Friday will start with pairs warm-ups (both men and women). On Saturday the 5th Winmau Polish Open singles will take place (men, women, boys and girls), while on Sunday Police Masters will be staged (again men, women, boys and girls). Weekend with Winmau Polish Open 2014 will take place in well known venue, hotel Dobosz in Police town. Last year saw nearly 950 entries in all singles events. Registration for all events is now open.

More details and the registration forms can be found at:

See you all in Poland !!!

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