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: http://polishopen.pdodarts.pl

See you all in Poland !!!

Zuiderduin Masters 2014, announcement of the dates for this events

ZuiderduinMastersLogoPressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, the 15th of January 2015

With the excting matches of Zuiderduin Masters edition 2013 in our minds and still hearing the shearing of the enthusiastic spectators we no look forward to the start of edition 2014. Today the promoter of the Zuiderduin Masters announced the new dates for this event. Zuiderduin Masters 2014. From Friday the 5th till Sunday the 7th of December the tournament  will be played in Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee.

Zuiderduin Masters 2013 Champions, James Wilson and Aileen the Graaf will be back in Decmeber to defend their title the rest of the players in the new event can qualify through the Zuiderduin Masters rankings or as the winner of the Champions League of Darts play off tournament. Further the promoter and the Dutch Darts Bond invite some players to play the Zuiderduin Master with a wildcard.

Later on we will update this website with more information about ticket sale, hotel package deals and the participants for Zuiderduin Masters 2014

Registration Dutch Open Darts extended!

Due to the Lakeside and all the media attention at this moment, entries for the Dutch Open Darts are going fast! Therefore the Dutch Darts Association has decided to extend the registration until Monday January 20st 12.00 o’clock Dutch Time. This is your last chance to register!

All players (except youth) can register through our website www.dutchopendarts.nl/en/registration. It will only take a few minutes. Payment is not necessary, this will be done at the event. The Dutch Open Darts is unique in its kind. It is the biggest open tournament and attracts thousands of darts players from all around the world! This includes big names like Tony O’Shea, Darryl Fitton, Deta Hedman, Wesley Harms and Jan Dekker. Of course we expect the entries of Lakeside champions Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ahston as well! So who knows, you might be playing against a world class player. Besides that there is a prize fund of more than €33.000,-

The Dutch Open Darts is ranked by the World Darts Federation and British Darts Organisation and carries places in the Winmau World Masters 2014 for winners of the Men’s, Ladies and Youth Singles. The final playing schedule will be published online in the week prior to the tournament. The finals of the Dutch Open Darts 2014 will be broadcast live on Dutch Television by RTV Drenthe! It can also be seen on Eurosport or via a stream on internet. Check out our website www.dutchopendarts.nl/en frequently for the latest news. You can also follow the Dutch Open on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DOdarts and Facebook: www.facebook.com/DutchOpenDarts! 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

WDF World Rankings Systems: 2013 Monetary Awards

The 2013 Awards have now been finalised for both senior and youth categories.

Name                    Country    Points    Award (USD)
1: James Wilson           Eng         825      2000
2: Stephen Bunting        Eng         804      1500
3: Wesley Harms           NL          719      1000
4: Tony O’Shea            Eng         648      800
5: Scott Waites           Eng         647      600             

1: Jan Dekker             NL          628      500
2: Madars Razma           Lat         621      300
3: Geert De Vos           Bel         570      200             

1: Harley Kemp            Aus         256      500
2: Jonathan Silcock       NZ          234      300
3: Mike Day               NZ          175      200             

1: Jim Widmeyer           USA         252      500
2: Dion Laviolette        Can         240      300
3: Leonard Gates          USA         234      200             

1: Deta Hedman            Eng         2174     2000
2: Aileen de Graf         NL          1114     1500
3: Irina Armstrong        Ger         1111     1000
4: Trina Gulliver         Eng         1020     800
5: Rachel Brooks          Eng         936      600             

1: Fallon Sherrock        Eng         858      500
2: Sharon Prins           NL          831      300
3: Anastasia Dobromyslova Rus         802      200             

1: Lorraine Burn          Aus         379      500
2: Corrine Hammond        Aus         324      300
3: Tina Osborne           NZ          260      200             

1: Cindy Hayhurst         Can         625      500
2: Trish Grzesik          Can         354      300
3: Robin Curry            Can         196      200             

The WDF Youth Player Awards for 2013 are as follows:

Name                     Country    Points    Award (US Dollars)
1: Colin Roelofs         NL         400       500
2: Sergei Goncharov      Rus        220       300
3: Bryan Coenderaerts    Bel        190       200             

1: Matthew Francois      Aus        70        500
2: Jamie Rundle          Aus        60        250
2: Jackson Wilson Young  Aus        60        250             

1: Dawson Murschell      Can        80        500
2: Steven Wilcox         Can        60        300
3: Connor Schlebach      USA        50        200             

1: Casey Gallagher       Eng        260       500
2: Sarah Rosen           Swe        170       300
3: Lidia Koltsova        Rus        130       200             

1: Tiarna Smith          Aus        25        400
1: Tori Kewish           Aus        25        400
3: Jade Whitworth        Aus        20        100
3: Jordan Clarke         Aus        20        100             

1: Alison Hall           USA        20        333
1: Clover Arndt          Can        20        333
1: Kerena Reese          USA        20        333

All youth award winners will also be entitled to entry into the Winmau World Youth Masters providing that they meet the entry criteria for the event. Entries to the Winmau World Masters should be made by the member country and sent directly to the BDO.

* In addition to the monetary awards all Area Winners will also receive a set of darts, extra flights and a playing shirt of their choice from our sponsor “Bulls Darts”.

** In addition to the monetary awards all Second placed players will receive a set of darts of their choice from our sponsor “Bulls Darts”.

*** In addition to the monetary awards all Third placed players will receive a playing shirt of their choice from our sponsor “Bulls Darts”.


With kind regards
Roy Price
WDF Tournament Director

Zuiderduin Masters Live 6 – 7 and 8 December

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This Year all the matches of the Zuiderduin Masters are streamed live on the internet

On the website of RTV Noord Holland you can see these matches.

RTV Noord Holland website

Zuiderduin Masters website

90 minutes coverage from Czech Open 2013

90 minutes coverage from Czech Open 2013 held in Prague last weekend, broadcasting record made by Czech Television CT4-sport. The full TV record with highlights and interviews
can be watched here:    http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/10166710693-sipky/213471291342001/

Most original dressed visitor of Zuiderduin Masters has a chance to win a Triple 20 package


© Promotion Zuiderduin Masters

Pressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, Friday the 22nd of November 2013Also this Year the promoters of the Zuiderduin Masters offer a Triple 20  hotel package for two to the spectator who comes to the Zuiderduin Masters in an original and funny outfit.

To be assured of tickets and a hotel room for Zuiderduin Masters 2014, this is your chance. Visit the Zuiderduin Masters 2013 played from the 6th of December to the 8th of December  in your most  funny  outfit and so make a chance to win this wonderful prize?

During the three days of the tournament a photographer shoots pictures of visitors who have strikingly dressed to support their favorite dartplayer (s)  After the event a winner is chosen. The photo of the winner will be published an entire week on the website of the Zuiderduin Masters after the tournament. This person can contact the hotel  to make an arrangement to collect the prize.

The Zuiderduin Masters Triple 20 package for two includes:

– 3 nights in a double room

– 3 x breakfast buffet

– During the stay free use of swimming pool and sauna

– A passe partout for the entire tournament plus priority entering the venue compared to spectators who are not staying at the hotel

Get involved! Somewhere in your closet  you might find a colorful wig or other attributes worn on Queens day or any other festive occasion, and win this package for two persons.

For all the 2013 session a few tickets are available so be quick and make your reservation at www.zuiderduinmasters.nl

Dutch Open Darts live on Dutch television!


The finals of the Dutch Open Darts 2014 will be broadcast live on Dutch Television by RTV Drenthe! The Dutch Open Darts will be played from January 31st to February 2nd and is for the first time organised in the Bonte Wever Assen. It’s the largest BDO/WDF tournament in Europe open for all, and includes all the top international players. The Dutch Open Darts is a complete darts spectacle in both quality and quantity of players and fans, which deserves the biggest audience possible. Of course a high quality live-stream on the internet will be provided as well.  

Niels de Ruiter, tournament director of the Dutch Open Darts says: “We are extremely pleased with the agreements we have made with RTV Drenthe. As NDB, organiser of the biggest and best open tournament which the Dutch Open Darts proudly is, we are very happy to share this wonderful news with our supporters and competitors”.  

The entire stage program with the finals of the men, women and youth will be shown live, including interviews with the finalists and analysis by players and special guests. Also, special reports during the first two tournament days will be made by RTV Drenthe to show the unique atmosphere at the Dutch Open Darts 2014. More information about the schedule of play will follow shortly.    

Check out our website www.dutchopendarts.nl/en frequently for the latest news and to register. You can also follow the Dutch Open on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DOdarts and Facebook: www.facebook.com/DutchOpenDarts! See you in ‘De Bonte Wever’!  

If you have any questions, please contact:  RTV_logo_fc
Nederlandse Darts Bond
Paul Engelbertink

tel. +31 (0) 70 366 72 06

WDF Executive Appointments

The World Darts Federation is pleased to announce the details of two Executive appointments, one to fill the vacant position of the WDF President, and the other is the creation of a new Executive position being the WDF Tournament Director.

hatterWDF President – Mr Bill Hatter (Canada)

Bill Hatter has been actively involved in dart administration since 1986. He began coaching youth darts in his local community and has continuously expanded his volunteer efforts to serve on his provincial board in many different capacities including serving as the Darts Alberta President since 2003. With the vast experience gained in dealing with government bureaucracy, gaining provincial sport recognition and securing provincial funding, Bill continued to expand his volunteer efforts on the national level by serving as the President of the National Darts
Federation of Canada since 2007 with the goal of getting darts recognized by Sport Canada.

Bill was an integral member of the project team responsible for creating the National Dart Coaching Program–a thriving initiative that has trained over 75 dart coaches across Canada. Bill’s persistence and perseverance will undoubtedly lead to cutting through the red tape necessary to achieving sport recognition in Canada.

Bill’s volunteer efforts have definitely not gone unrecognized. He is a life member of the National Darts Federation of Canada and a recipient of the 2009 Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award.

With his vast experience in darts administration gained throughout the years, Bill looks forward to serving as the President of the World Darts Federation.

priceWDF Tournament Director – Mr Roy Price (Norway)

Roy has been active in darts administration for over 30 years. Starting as a County Secretary he served as National Team Manager and on the Norwegian Executive before becoming Norwegian President, a position he held for 6 years. He later served on the WDF European Council during which time he served as President for two years.

Roy decided not to seek re-election this year and intended to retire after 10 years on the Executive including the last 6 years as WDF President. However, he has accepted an appointment as Tournament Director maintaining his involvement with overseeing the setting up and management of WDF Cups and other major tournaments that may be established in the future.

Dave Alderman
World Darts Federation

Winmau World Champion Youth comes to Zuiderduin Masters

Pressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, Tuesday  the 29th of October  2013

The sixth and last player for the Zuiderduin Masters Youth 2013 event is named Shaun Lovett. The 16 year old Englishman from Dagenham, Essex who started to play darts whwn he was eleven years old recently won the Winmau World Masters for boys. In the finale Shaun beat Dutchman Colin Roelofs.

Colin one of the six players of the Zuiderduin Masters Youth 2013 hopes on home soil he can take revenge on ‘the Magician’ the nickname of Shaun Lovett.Meanwhile the ticket sale has started. Also attractive hotelpackage deals are available for the event with the best 24 men, 6 women an 6 youth players of the national and international darts circuit.

For more information about the event or information about  ticket sale and hotel offers see www.zuiderduin masters.nl

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