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2013 is the 40th anniversary year of the BDO, and Winmau have been proud supporters of the BDO since its inception in 1973.
2013 also marks the 40th anniversary year of the Winmau World Masters in October, and Winmau and the BDO wanted to celebrate these amazing milestones with a bang!
Winmau have produced a unique version of their Blade 4 dartboard to celebrate the BDO’s 40years at the forefront of the sport. This was presented to Sue Williams, Chairperson of the BDO, by Ian Flack, Sales and Marketing Director of Winmau, on the hallowed Lakeside stage.
Winmau and the BDO also announced a new initiative during Lakeside 2013 – the launch of the Winmau 9 Dart Club, with membership restricted to BDO players who hit the magic 9 Dart 501 in BDO and WDF majors and opens. Read more
The British Darts Organisation and BBC Sport are delighted to announce
that the BBC has extended its commitment to broadcast the World
Professional Darts Championships by a further three years to 2016.
“This is wonderful news for the BDO, its players and the millions of darts
fans who tune in to watch the BBC¹s outstanding coverage”, says Sue
Williams, BDO Chairperson.
“BBC is the premier broadcaster in the world, and we are proud that they
have screened every World Professional Darts Championship annually since
“We are delighted to be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the BDO with
the continuation of the best and only free-to-view terrestrial TV coverage
for World Darts.”
Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport added: “The World Darts Championships
are an important part of our sports rights portfolio and we look forward to
bringing our audiences this great tournament through to 2016″
From 2014 the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships will be increased to 40 Men and 16 Women
Issued: Friday, January 4th, 2013.
The celebrations for the 40th Anniversary Year of the British Darts Organisation (1973-2013) will be launched in style with the staging of the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships at Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey from Saturday, January 5th to Sunday, January 13th, 2013.
Players from over thirty countries around the globe have competed for the right to be in the final field of 32 men and 8 women for the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships, which in addition to extensive coverage on BBC (for the 36th consecutive year) will also be seen on satellite channel ESPN for the second consecutive year and Eurosport and Eurosport Asia.
This combines to produce the biggest TV audiences for darts in the world.
Bookies favourite is STEPHEN BUNTING, who more than justifies his No.1 Seeding having won his first major title – the Winmau World Masters – in October and followed up in December with the Zuiderduin Masters title in Holland. He plays debutant JAMIE WILSON on Sunday (6th) in the opening match at 1PM.
The draw of the First Round has to be the meeting between No.2 Seed MARTIN ADAMS (56) the oldest player in the Championship with the youngest player and latest Dutch star JIMMY HENDRIKS (18). Martin will be making his 20th consecutive Lakeside appearance and has won the title three times, while Jimmy is making his World Pro debut. They play on Sunday (6th) at 3PM.
The reigning World Champions who will be defending their titles are CHRISTIAN KIST (Netherlands) and ANASTASIA DOBROMYSLOVA (Russia).
Christian begins his defence on Saturday (5th) against ROBBIE GREEN, the No.5 Seed at 2.30PM. Christian was a qualifier for the 2012 World Championships and epitomised the ‘magic’ of the Lakeside World Pro by arriving largely unknown and leaving with the famous trophy and a cheque for a life-changing £100,000.
“Christian Kist, the man who doesn’t even have a Wikipedia-entry.”
These were the words BBC presenter Colin Murray used to introduce debutant Christian Kist to millions of TV viewers before his first round match at the 2012 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships. Read more
Following the success of its first ever live coverage of the 2011 Winmau World Masters, ESPN will once again be
back in Hull to provide extensive live and exclusive coverage of the 2012 World Masters from the City Hall.
ESPN will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the key sessions of the 2012 World Masters from Friday,
October 12th to Sunday, October 14th for a second consecutive year to confirm its commitment to bringing
viewers some of the best darts action Europe has to offer.
The coverage will be led by Ray Stubbs, presenter of both the BDO World Professional Darts Championships
and the Winmau World Masters for several years during his time with the BBC.
All discussion and analysis will come live from the World Masters at the City Hall, Hull – capturing the unique
atmosphere of live darts.
ESPN’s first year broadcasting the Masters saw Yorkshireman Scott Waites (now sponsored by Winmau) end the
impressive run of three consecutive Masters victories by Martin Adams – knocking the England Captain out in the
Semi-Finals before going on to become the 2011 Men’s World Master.
The two will both go into the 2012 Masters with high hopes, but can expect tough competition from the likes of
Stephen Bunting, Tony O’Shea, Winmau sponsored Darryl Fitton, Martin Atkins, Jan Dekker and a whole host of
top ranking players from the BDO and WDF.
The Women’s World Masters will be contested by Winmau sponsored ‘Gold Girl’ Trina Gulliver, the nine times
Lakeside World Champion, current World No. 1 Deta Hedman, Yorkshire county player Lorraine Farlam and the
top ladies in the BDO and WDF.
Jeroen Oerlemans, Vice-President, TV Channels, ESPN EMEA, said: “We’re very pleased to bring viewers
the Winmau World Masters again in 2012. Our first year broadcasting the competition was a great
success and we’re looking forward to being part of the wonderful atmosphere and excitement.”
Staged and promoted by the British Darts Organisation in association with EY Events, and jointly sponsored by
Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the 39th anniversary Winmau World Masters is the oldest
major darts tournament in world darts, and it is unique in having four separate World Finals for Men, Women,
Boys and Girls.
BDO Chairman, Barry Gilbey says: “Not only are we delighted at the prospect of extensive TV
coverage from ESPN for the World Masters, but we are also doubly delighted to be back at
Hull City Hall for this wonderful tournament. It is a great venue that will play host to the top
ranked BDO and WDF player over three days of hugely competitive World Masters darts.”
Defending 2011 WINMAU WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONS:
MEN’S WORLD MASTER: SCOTT WAITES (ENG)
WOMEN’S WORLD MASTER: LISA ASHTON (ENG)
BOYS WORLD MASTER:
JIMMY HENDRIKS (NETH)
GIRLS WORLD MASTER:
EMILY DAVIDSON (SCOT)
Spectator tickets: OI482-300300 or online: www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullcityhall
Wednesday, October 10th: £5
LAKESIDE INTERNATIONAL PLAY-OFFS (Multi-Boards)
Doors Open 8AM/Toe-the-Oche 10AM.
Thursday, October 11th: £5
WINMAU World Masters Multi-Board Play-Offs
Doors open 8am/Toe-the-Oche 10AM
Both Play-Offs wiill be staged at the Costello Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull HU4 6XY.
Friday, October 12th: £20
YOUTH FINALS Doors Open 12noon/Toe-the-Oche 1PM .
MEN’S MASTERS LAST 32: 2PM to 11PM. All Stage Matches (ESPN Televised)
Saturday, October 13th: £25
WOMEN’S MASTERS SEMI-FINALS
Doors Open 4pm/Toe-the-Oche 5PM
MEN’S MASTERS LAST 16: 7pm to 11.30pm approx.
All Stage Matches (ESPN Televised)
Sunday, October 14th: £30
WINMAU World Masters Stage Finals (Exclusively on ESPN)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S STAGE FINALS
Doors Open 1pm/Toe-the-Oche 2.30PM to 11PM (approx).
MEN’S Q/FINALS, SEMI-FINALS & FINAL + WOMEN’S FINAL.
EARLY BIRD TICKET FOR ALL DAYS: £60 if booked before SEPT.14
HULL CITY HALL, QUEEN VICTORIA SQUARE, HULL, HU1 3RQ
For comprehensive BDO news and information: www.bdodarts.com
Issued by Robert Holmes on behalf of the British Darts Organisation: 0781-0047925
Once again for the 2012 BDO season of major tournaments, there is an overall increase of £3,780 in the prize fund for the BDO British Open, which will be played at The Spa, Bridlington from Friday, August 31st to Sunday, September 2nd.
The 38th anniversary BDO British Open will be staged and promoted by the BDO and sponsored by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in association with EY Events, specialists in Events and Conferences in East Yorkshire.
The 2012 Women’s Singles Champion will receive a cheque for £1,000, a 25% increase on 2011, and the runner-up will receive £400; Semi-Finalists £160 each; Jt 5th £80 each and Jt9th £40 each.
In the Men’s Singles, top prize is £3,000; runner-up £1,200; Semi-Finalists £500 each; Jt 5th £250 each; Jt 9th £125 each and Jt.17th £50 each.
One of the BDO’s most popular ranking tournaments, the British Open attracts all the top players in the UK and Europe , and will include defending Men’s and Women’s Singles Champions, Yorkshire’s very own SCOTT WAITES and the high-flying Yorkshire county player, LORRAINE FARLAM.
Scott Waites will be joined by Garry Thompson, the pairing which flew the flag for Yorkshire last year when they won the 2011 Men’s Pairs title.
Friday, August 31st: 2 PM to 5PM Players Register for the Men’s and Women’s Blind Draw Pairs (entries only accepted on the venue on the day). Toe-the-oche 6PM.
For the very first time spectators will be able to watch the Friday night sessions free of charge.
Saturday, September 1st: 10AM-11AM Players Register for Men’s & Women’s Pairs (pre-entered). 12 mid-day: Toe theoche Men’s & Women’s Pairs.
Sunday, September 2nd: 8.30-9.30AM Players Register for Men’s & Women’s Singles (pre-enter). Toe the Oche: 10AM Men’s & Women’s Singles. STAGE MATCHES 5PM to 7PM approx: Men’s and Women’s Pairs and Singles Semi-Finals and Finals.
For comprehensive information on the BDO go to:www.bdodarts.com
The 32nd BDO Torremolinos Open, staged by the BDO in association with Larios Travel, will be played at the Sol Principe Hotel, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Spain from Sunday, March 11th to Sunday, March 18th, 2012.
There are two accommodation packages available: 7 nights half-board (breakfast and evening meal) in the Sol Principe Hotel, and 7 nights self-catering in the Sol Principito Apartments.
The darts competitions include Men’s and Women’s Singles with top prizes of £1,000 and £400 respectively, Men’s and Women’s Pairs and Mixed Triples. The Women’s Singles is BDO Invitation table ranked and the Men’s Singles are Grand Prix table ranked.
And, at the end of the week (on Friday, March 16th) there is a hugely enjoyable Gala dinner which includes presentations and lots of fun!
On Saturday, March 17th there will be an opportunity for players to compete in the Gibralta Open.
For full details and booking form go to the BDO website www.bdodarts.com and click on to the Events Diary on the home page. Select 2012, scroll down to March 11 to 18 and click on Torremolinos Open.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy some Spring Sunshine and lots of camaraderie and enjoyable darts in a beautiful venue.