Romanian Darts Festival 2016

CaptureThe organizers of the Romanian Festival have experienced difficulties with their online entries due to a large number of malicious entries being made. There is some uncertainty regarding genuine entries. The BDO have been advised that the safest way for players to be certain of a place is to make payment in advance.


Durrant, De Graaf, van Tergouw and Ashton are Winmau World Masters Champions!

Mens Results Country Womens Results Country
1. Glen Durrant England 1. Aileen De Graaf Netherlands
2. Larry Butler USA 2. Lisa Ashton England
3. Martin Adams England 3. Fallon Sherrock England
3. Thomas Junghans Switzerland 3. Deta Hedman England
5. Scott Waites England 5. Akari Oshiro Japan
5. Pip Blackwell England 5. Mayumi Ouchi Japan
5. Martin Phillips Wales 5. Anastasia Dobromyslova Russia
5. Jamie Hughes England 5. Claire Brookin England
9. Richard Veenstra Netherlands 9. Maria Mason Canada
9. Madars Razma Latvia 9. Casey Gallagher England
9. Krzysztof Ratajski Poland 9. Joanne Luke Canada
9. Sven Verdonck Belgium 9. Petra Nykodemova Czech Republic
9. Darryl Fitton England 9. Jackie O Neill Northern Ireland
9. Mark McGeeney England 9. Chris Savvery Wales
9. Danny Noppert Netherlands 9. Trina MBE Gulliver England
9. Darius Labanauskas Lithuania 9. Sue Gulliver England
Boys Results Country Girls Results Country
1. Justin van Tergouw Netherlands 1. Danielle Ashton England
2. Joshua Richardson England 2. Rebecca Graham Scotland
3. Nathan Rafferty Northern Ireland 3. Kyana Frauenfelder Netherlands
3. Job ten Heuvel Netherlands 3. Barbora Hospodarska Czech Republic
5. Cavan Phillips Wales 5. Sofie Bendorff Denmark
5. Conor Heneghan Republic of Ireland 5. Lauren Cain Wales
5. Nico Schlund Germany 5. Natasha Eaves England
5. Kevin Troppman Germany 5. Gayle Maxwell Scotland

Callan Rydz can hunt for his second title in Egmond aan Zee

callan_rydz_fdm2015PRESS RELEASE FINDER DARTS MASTERS 2015: Egmond aan Zee, Tuesday the 13th of October 2015

In December, the 17-year-old Callan Rydz from Newcastle England goes on the hunt for the title of the Finder Darts Masters Youth Tournament. Callan in December 2014, at his debut on the Zuiderduin Masters stage, won the title of the youth tournament. A very handsome performance because Callan just for the first time picked up the darts in 2013.

For this year the tournament has a new sponsor, Finder, and is the intention of this English youth talent to tackle the new Finder Darts Master Youth Tournament title in December .

He now has a chance because Callan Rydz has been invited to participate in the Youth event in December.

The list of all the players in the Finder Darts Masters 2015, you can read back on On this website you will also find all the information about ticket sales and attractive hotel packages.

Newly crowned Winmau World Masters Champion Boys, Justin Tergouw, is invited to participate in Finder Darts Masters

JustinvTergouwPRESS RELEASE FINDER DARTS MASTERS 2015: Egmond aan Zee, Monday the 10th of October 2015

Last Friday, October the 9th, the 15-year-old Justin Tergouw form Utrecht, the Netherlands in Hull, England won the final of the Winmau World Masters for boys. In a final played on a very high level he beat his English opponent Joshua Richardson 4-2.

Justin was 2-0 behind but came back winning four legs in a row to claim this major title. Earlier this year, Justin also was a member of the successful Dutch youth team that participated in the WDF Europe Cup Youth in Denmark

Justin is currently is the number fourth in the world rankings of the WDF, but with the result achieved in Hull he certainly will rise. Justin is the third player who will participate in the Finder Darts Masters Youth tournament in which a total of six very talented young players will compete for the title

The list of all the players in the Finder Darts Masters 2015, you can read back on On this website you will also find all the information about ticket sales and attractive hotel packages.

Wildcard for nine-time World Pro Champion Trina Gulliver

Trina_Gulliver_FDM2015PRESS RELEASE FINDER DARTS MASTERS 2015: Egmond aan Zee, Saturday the 10th of October 2015

Today in Hull Trina Gulliver received a wildcard to participate in the Finder Darts Masters 2015. This world darts tournament will be played this year from 4 to December 6 at Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee.

Trina, meanwhile royally titled MBE is the nine times Lakeside World Professional Darts Champion and succeeded in playing the final of this event 11 times.

Trina the last time   played on the world stage in Egmond aan Zee in 2013, and for this year the ranked number seven in the world returns to Egmond aan Zee thanks to a wildcard.

Whit this wildcard the women’s tournament is completed. The names of all six participants are known. For more information of the tournament go to where you will also find further information on all ticket sales and attractive hotel packages.

Brian “Doggy” Dawson invited to participate in Finder Darts Masters

briandawsonPRESS RELEASE FINDER DARTS MASTERS 2015:  Egmond aan Zee, Saturday the 10th of October 2015

Again in Hull, during the Winmau World Masters, a player is awarded with a wildcard. This time the 47-year-old Brian ‘Doggy’ Dawson from Yorkshire England received a wildcard from the promoters of the Finder Darts Masters organization. Brian finally in 2014 reached the top of the international darts scene and qualified directly for the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship.

On his debut in January 2015 Dawson managed to reach the quarterfinals and in 2013 and in 2014and the recent Winmau World Masters in Hull he reached the last 32

His biggest success in 2015 was winning ‘the BDO Gold Cup’ and together with other results this year he ended 15th on the world rankings of the BDO and so become the 15th seed for for Lakeside 2016.

For a list of already invited players for to the Finder Darts Masters 2015 please visit On this website you will also find all the information about ticket sales and attractive hotel packages deals

BDO 2015 Lakeside World Champions

Mens: Scott Mitchell Womens: Lisa Ashton Youth: Colin Roelofs
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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.”

Robert Holmes leaves the BDO after 20 years

ROBERT & SYLVIA HOLMESAfter 20 years in his role as PR Consultant and more recently Executive Director of Communications for the BDO, Robert Holmes has resigned his position.

A highly respected figure not only within the darting fraternity, but also with the media, TV Production Companies, and of course the BBC, he is without doubt one of the most influential communicators ever to have graced our sport.

Robert was proud to have “looked after” all the World Professional Champions starting with John Part back in 1994. He was also the driving force behind Olly Croft’s OBE in 2004 and getting Darts officially recognised as a Sport in 2005.

Robert has worked tirelessly for the BDO, supported by his wife Sylvia who was always to be seen with him at the major BDO events. 

One of darts most likeable personalities, and the voice of the BDO, he will be sorely missed within the darts fraternity by players, officials and media alike.

Roy Price
WDF President

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.









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