Winmau TV and Kanal Sport to Broadcast DDU 1st Division matches!

Winmau TV and leading Danish broadcaster Kanal Sport will be broadcasting 15 transmissions from the best Danish division from late August 2013 to mid-spring 2014.

The Danish 1st Division consists of 12 teams geographically spread all over the country – every team has 4 players and they all play each other, so that a match consists of 16 singles matches of 501 best of five legs (i.e. first to three legs).

The transmissions last 2½ hours, during which time 8 of the 16 individual matches are shown – while the other 8 are played are played in a lane right next to the TV lane.

 The first live transmission will be streamed on October 24th at 7.00pm UK time via  http://www.winmau.com/sec/1391/WINMAU_TV/ and www.kanalsport.dk as well as on air on Kanal Sport’s TV channel to more than 750,000 households in Denmark. This will be preceded by a documentary at 6.30pm.

The TV deal is to be seen as an attempt to actively advance the public interest for the sport in Denmark and to boost the Danish Darts Union’s (DDU’s) membership base.

The Danish Darts Union was founded in 1965 and is the official darts organisation in Denmark. They are members of the World Darts Federation (WDF) and the DDU is officially sponsored by Winmau.

Darts as a sport already has a lot of attention in Denmark, but hitherto this has only been major international events from abroad. Now the best Danish players will take to the Danish television screens and be streamed across the planet via Winmau TV and Kanal Sport.

The Danish 1st division holds the vast majority of the players that have represented Denmark internationally over the last couple of decades – both at major international events and via the national teams.

Apart from the live transmissions, the TV deal also covers a number of documentaries to be aired on Kanal Sport as well.

“The clubs and players in the 1st Division are eagerly looking forward to helping advance our sport through TV performances. Several of the players have upped the ante in their training as well as started practicing with particular focus on their TV appearances in order to give the viewers the best possible experience – and hopefully get some of them to take up the sport”, says Jesper Thorne, who is responsible for the DDU’s marketing and is a member of the board of directors of the DDU. “In the Danish Darts Union, we hope and believe that this deal can help attract interest towards our sport. We are looking forward to showing our fellow Danes and viewers globally, that darts is a serious sport that allows you to play socially in a team and where cooperation and team spirits are key issues.”

To watch via Winmau TV please click here: http://www.winmau.com/sec/1391/WINMAU_TV/

To watch via the Kanal Sport website please click here: www.kanalsport.dk

Date : 22-10-2013



World Cup XIX

WDF World Cup 2013
St. Johns, Newfoundland &
Labrador, Canada
1-5 October
WDF World Cup 2013 logo

Click here for complete WDF World Cup XIX results

Click here to view recorded video’s from the WDF World Cup



New Twitter Account for WDF

@DartsWDF

The old account is not accessible and twitter will not release the information to me to put the account under my email address.



De Graaf and Farlam win Swedish Open. Rasmussen and Rosén take youth titles.

Mens Results Country   Womens Results Country
1. Jeffrey De Graaf Netherlands   1. Lorraine Farlam England
2. Dennis Nilsson Sweden   2. Trina Gulliver England
3. Martin Atkins England   3. Paula Jacklin England
3. Tom Gregory England   3. Deta Hedman England
5. Alan Norris England   5. Irina Armstrong Germany
5. Jimmy Hendriks Netherlands   5. Sue Gulliver England
5. Darryl Fitton England   5. Rachel Brooks England
5. Gary Robson England   5. Anna Forsmark Sweden
9. Peter Sajwani Sweden   9. Tamara Schuur Netherlands
9. Garry Thompson England   9. Rachna David Norway
9. Vladimir Andersen Denmark   9. Paulina Söderström Sweden
9. Nicolai Rasmussen Denmark   9. Snezana Veljkovic Sweden
9. Madars Razma Latvia   9. Vicky Pruim Sweden
9. Kenneth Högwall Sweden   9. Maud Jansson Sweden
9. Rick Hofstra Netherlands   9. Deana Rosenblom Sweden
9. Gunnar Nylund Sweden   9. Sharon Prins Netherlands
             
             
Boys Results Country   Girls Results Country
1. Nicolai Rasmussen Denmark   1. Sarah Rosén Sweden
2. Daniel Jensen Denmark   2. Elin Forsman Sweden
3. Halil Aytug Katiranci Turkey   3. Jaquline Alpvik Sweden
3. Viktor Tingström Sweden   3. My Larsson Sweden
5. Mattias Flodin Sweden   5. Anja Danielsson Sweden
5. Patrik Kovács Slovakia   5. Natasha Gregersen Denmark
5. Benjamin Reus Danmark   5. Michelle Lindhardt Denmark
5. F. Baris Gülderen Turkey   5. Tárjani Andersen Denmark
9. Jesper Voittonen Sweden   9. Chalotte Kristensen Danmark
9. Daniel Thuböl Denmark   9. Ninna Borg Sweden
9. Joakim Salehson Sweden        
9. Emirhan Sahin Turkey        
9. Hampus Norrström Sweden        
9. Onur Temilkan Turkey        
9. Benjamin Paajanen Sweden        


2013 Turkish Open

CaptureThe 2013 Turkish Open will once again be staged at the Grand Haber Hotel, Kemar, Anatalya, Turkey in association with Winmau.  The Turkish Open is BDO and WDF ranked and the accommodation package is on an all-inclusive basis at the Grand Haber Hotel from October 20th to 27th.

intoverseas        extoverseas          bookoverseas



POD National Championship

During the POD National Championship weekend in Lubniewice (19-21.07.2013) in the ladies tournament Aleksandra Grzesik won her  third title in the row , in mens tournament won Radek Szagański, the best youth player was Jordan Hołderny. In the POD SuperLiga finals triumphed Renata Słowikowska and Krzysztof Chmielewski. The players, accompanying persons and sponsors have raised AGAIN almost 2000 euro for little Grześ Królak (2 years old), who suffers from TAR syndrome. Congratulations to all players. More results on www.pdodarts.pl



Grand Prix POD

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Winmau player Krzysztof Stróżyk (Poznań) triumphed in the thrilling men’s tournament final vs Tomasz Mikołajczyk at the 11th Polish Grand Prix on 22-23 June 2013 in Koszalin.  Szymon Dejnega and Krzysztof Chmielewski finished joint 3rd. The ladies competition was won by Joanna Kubowicz (Warsaw), who beat Joanna Janiec in the final.  Katarzyna Kuźmin and Ewa Żabka finished joint 3rd.

Koszalin Championship was not only the darts event. The annual charity auction, which included signed darts of Winmau’s Mervyn King, too place.  The auction is aimed to help those in need.  The players, accompanying persons and sponsors have raised almost 2000 euro for little Grześ Królak (2 years old), who suffers from TAR syndrome. Polish Darts Organisation supported this great idea by 500 euro submitted. Thank you all!



Trina Gulliver awarded the MBE

trina_gulliver_winmau2005TRINA GULLIVER has been awarded the MBE in HM The Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honours List announced today (June 15th).

She becomes the first ever female darts player to be recognised and honoured in this way and the British Darts Organisation sends its  congratulations to a player who has played a major role in creating awareness and success for women’s darts worldwide.

The nine-time Women’s World Professional Darts Champion and England Captain has been awarded

the prestigious honour in recognition of her  ‘Services to Darts and Fund Raising’ and will now be formally  known as ‘Catrina Elizabeth Gulliver MBE’ – but prefers to be called Trina.

She will collect her MBE from St James Palace on a date yet to be confirmed.

Trina Gulliver was nicknamed ‘The Golden Girl’ in 1999 after winning three gold medals at the World Cup in Durban.  Since then she has notched up countless International and National darts titles, including her record-breaking nine Lakeside Women’s World Professional titles and five Winmau World Masters titles.



Winners of the Swiss Open 2013

Men Singles: Remco van Eijden, Netherlands

Ladies Singles: Irina Armstrong, Germany

Youth Singles: Nathan Street, England

Mens Pairs: Remco van Eijden & Dennis Commissaris, Netherlands

Ladies Pairs: Colette Rudin, Switzerland & Bianka Strauch, Germany

SO-2013

SO-2013-stats



Sunshine Darts at Brean Sands

CLAIRE & GLENIt was a sunshine weekend at  Pontin’s Brean Sands for the BDO International Open – both weatherwise and darts-wise!

On the oche, Little Richard Ashdown made an impressive debut when he presented the finals in his role as MC for the finals of his first ever BDO tournament.

But before that,  darts history was made  when Claire Stainsby and Glen Durrant recorded the first ever 9-Dart 501 in Mixed Pairs competition. They went on to be eventual runners-up to Garry Thompson and Deta Hedman who won the 2013 Mixed Pairs title.

To complete a memorable weekend, Claire and  Glen won the Mixed Triples with Tony Eccles.

In the Youth Singles Semi-Finals, the very impressive 14 year-old JORDAN SINGH beat JOE DAVIS 3-1 , and 16 year-old CASEY GALLAGHER, , the only girl in the Youth Singles triumphed 3-2 over JOSH McCARTHY  to reach the final.

And what a final it turned out to be was for young Jordan who hit a 180 in the 1st leg and then checked out on 116.  Another 180 came in the 4th leg  as he was eventually crowned 2013 Youth Singles Champion 3-1.

 A real talent for the future of darts.

In the Women’s Singles Semi-Finals the in- form DETA HEDMAN beat Welsh favourite JULIE GORE 4-2 and TRINA GULLIVER beat RACHEL BROOKS 4-1 to set up an exciting final. 

In the final,  Deta  hit a 180 in the 2nd leg and had 81 left after 9 darts, but the doubles deserted her. However, Trina had to wait for her first 180 until the 7th leg when Deta was 4-2 up.  The Dark Destroyer eventually retained her 2012 BDO International Open title with a 5-2 win.

In the Men’s Singles the only Dutchman left in the competition, JAN DEKKER beat Scotland’s JOHN GOLDIE  5-3 in the Semi-Finals, and reigning Lakeside World Champion SCOTT WAITES raced into another major final with a 5-1 Semi-Final  triumph over JAMIE HUGHES.

In the final, Scott’s high-scoring form deserted him as Jan powered into a 3-0 lead, but with a brilliant 124 checkout  Scott made it  3-1 and then hit a 180 in the next only to see it matched by Jan who went 4-1 up and then 5-1 before Scott pulled in back to 5-3.

 But it was too little too late as the rampant Double-Dekker went on to win the final 6-3 in convincing style.

2013 BDO INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONS:

Mixed Triples: GLEN DURRANT, CLAIRE STAINSBY & TONY ECCLES
Mixed Pairs: GARRY THOMPSON & DETA HEDMAN

BLIND DRAW PAIRS WOMEN: SYL SMART & SARAH CHICK
BLIND DRAW PAIRS MEN: NOBBY MORRIS & PAUL BROWN

2013 BDO INTERNATIONAL OPEN

SINGLES CHAMPIONS:

MEN: JAN DEKKER (Neth)

WOMEN: DETA HEDMAN (Eng)

YOUTH: JORDAN SINGH



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