Antwerp Open 2016 was the 16th and final tournament of the Finder Darts Masters ranking for 2016. This tournament was played on Sunday, August the 14th, and with these results we reached the final result of the Finder Darts Masters.
Obituary Valerie (Val) Maytum (1939-2016)
Yesterday 24th July we lost one of the icon of ladies’ darts. Valerie Maytum died peacefully at the age of 76, exactly three years to the day her husband Ron passed away.
It is impossible to define exactly what she has meant for darts in the Netherlands. She started playing in England, shortly before she moved to the Netherlands with her husband Ron in 1980. In England she won the first two tournaments she chose to enter – she turned out be a natural talent. In the Netherlands darts was still in its infancy, so a campaign was started to promote the sport. This would enable her to play to develop further her skills and eventually become one of the world’s best. Together with her husband Ron and her children she formed a team to play in a regional competition. The Maytum family also was one of the founding members of a regional dart federation that still exists to this day.
Do you want to participate in the only major television tournament in the Netherlands? Then enter the Finder Darts Masters 2016 Qualifier on Sunday, September 25th at Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee! Who knows, you might be playing on the big stage in front of hundreds of cheering fans and you will be throwing your darts live on television!
During our last General Meeting Sijmon Timmers stepped down as chairman of the Dutch Darts Association (NDB). He was involved for almost 10 years, the maximum term for a board member of the NDB. The NDB and her members thanked Sijmon by naming him as honorary member of the NDB.
A new chairman haven’t been found yet. We wish Sijmon the best of luck in the future and within the WDF.
Met vriendelijke groet / Kind Regards, Nederlandse Darts Bond / Dutch Darts Association
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Darter Danny Noppert from Joure in the Netherlands achieved perfection in the fifth leg of his clash with Frans Harmsen at the 4 Nations Tournament in Germany last Sunday with a nine-darter. It was the second time he’s achieved this incredible feat as, in 2012, he did this in the Netherlands at an NDB Ranking Tournament.
Noppert not only threw a perfect leg, but he also won the singles title at the 4 Nations Tournament. Fellow countryman Wesley Harms was second.
In the women’s event the Belgian Nicole Delie won by beating the Dutch player Vanesse Zuidema. In the boys tournament, World Champion Maikel Verberk took the victory and Kyana Frauenfelder was champion in the girls event.
The 4 Nations Tournament is a country tournament between the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. On Saturday, the Dutch men and women won the team tournament in Kirchheim. Also the Dutch boys delegation proved to be the strongest. Germany won the girls tournament.
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Dutch Open Darts 2017 in ‘Bonte Wever Assen’
The Dutch Open Darts 2017 will take place from Friday the 3rd until Sunday the 5th of February in De Bonte Wever in Assen. For the fourth time in a row, the ultimate sports and entertainment venue in the North of the Netherlands will be the home of this unique and popular darts party!
‘Wolfie’ Martin Adams is celebrating today after claiming his fourth Dutch Open Championship last night. The three times World Champion from Peterborough won three sets to one in a competition that attracted a field of more than 3,000 players. For Adams it was the fourth time he won this title. Earlier he became Dutch Open Champion in 2010, 2011 and 2015. In a thrilling final, his opponent Danny Noppert from Holland played well and threw a 170 and 161 finish.
Both darters were serenaded by the enthusiastic darts fans in the Bonte Wever in Assen. Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams picked up the trophy and wins an amount of € 5,000 euros.The Englishman was lucky in the semi-final against Kevin McDine. Adams lost the first set, but because ‘Supa Mc’ missed a lot of doubles the experienced ‘Wolfie’ came back and won the match 2-1 in sets.
In the women’s final it was Lisa Ashton who won the title for the first time. In a thrilling final against Lorraine Winstanley she bent a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 victory. We also have three fantastic youth champions. Maikel Verberk claimed the boys title for the second time in a row, Priscilla Steenbergen took the girls title and Gian van Veen was the strongest by the under 14.
WDF Tables updated with these results 02/02/2015
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The 38th edition of the Dutch Open Darts will take place from 29th till the 31st of January 2016 in ‘De Bonte Wever’ in the Netherlands. This event is still the largest and liveliest BDO/WDF open darts tournament in the world. Make sure you will be part of this and register now, before it is too late!
Entries are going fast and you have only until Friday January 15th 12 o’clock to register! Go to www.dutchopendarts.nl/en and sign up. All players (including youth!) must register through our website and it will only take a few minutes. Payment for foreign players is not necessary, this will be done at the event.
The Dutch Open Darts is ranked by the World Darts Federation and British Darts Organisation and carries places in the Winmau World Masters 2016 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 2016 will be broadcast live on Dutch Television by RTV Drenthe! It can also be seen on Winmau TV.
See you in ‘De Bonte Wever’!
On Sunday 31st of January the Dutch Open Darts Youth 2016 will take place in ‘De Bonte Wever’ in the Netherlands. This is the largest open darts youth tournament in the world! Make sure you will be part of this and register now! Go to www.dutchopendarts.nl/en and sign up! Be aware that registration closes on January 15th, so in the 2016 edition it is not possible to register in the venue!
The Dutch Open Youth will be played in three categories: Boys under 14 years, Girls (up to 17 years) and Boys (14 up to 17 years). The kids that will make it to the finals of the three different categories are offered an amazing experience: they will play their final game on stage live on Dutch television and worldwide on Winmau-TV!
The winners of the Dutch Open Youth will receive price money, a trophy and will be honoured on the big Dutch Open Darts stage. Besides that the tournament is WDF ranked and the winners of the Boys and Girls tournament will receive a ticket for the Winmau World Masters 2016 as well.
Important: youth players who are 16 or 17 years old, are allowed to play in both the men’s or ladies tournament (Saturday) and in the youth tournament on Sunday. However you can’t participate in the youth tournament on Sunday if you still active in the men’s or ladies tournament on Sunday.
Hope to see you in ‘De Bonte Wever’!