Ross Montgomery and Aileen de Graaf Dutch Open Darts Champions

RIJSWIJK – 2 februari 2014

Ross Montgomery and Aileen de Graaf won the 36th edition of the Dutch Open Darts. For Ross the Boss it is his second major win on Dutch soil after winning the Zuiderduin Masters some years ago. Aileen de Graaf takes the title exactly 10 years after the last Dutch title was won by Francis Hoenselaar. A packed venue at ‘the Bonte Wever’ in Assen in the North of the Netherlands with enthusiastic fans witnessed the matches.

Scotland’s Ross Montgomery could barely control his emotions after the winning dart, very happy with his achievement. Waites did not manage to put his name among the two times consecutive winners of the event after Martin did this in 2010 and 2011. Ross “the Boss” took the ranking points, the trophy and the €5000,- back to his hometown Greenhills in Schotland.

Aileen de Graaf from the idyllic town Bunschoten-Spakenburg showed that she is part of the World top ladies players. She already won the 2013 Zuiderduin Masters. In an incredible exciting ladies final it looked as if her opponent would walk away with an easy win and a third title after 2005 and 2008 wins. From 4-2 up, missing matchdarts in three consecutive legs it was Aileen who took advantage on all three occasions. De Graaf earns with this win ranking points and the cheque of €2250,-.

On Friday the tournament started with the pairs event and it was concluded the same day. Out of the 1012 contenders it was the English pair Richie George and Scott Mitchell who took the main prize. The ladies title went to the Russian/English pair Anastasia Dobromyslova/Lorraine Farlam.

On Saturday 2434 men and 279 ladies played their matches in the singles event. On Sunday the singles were concluded and also the youth played their event. An impressive amount of 375 youth players. The youth finales were also played on the main stage in front of 2800 enthusiastic spectators.

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Mens Results Country Womens Results Country
1. Montgomery, Ross Scotland 1. Graaf de, Aileen Netherlands
2. Waites, Scott England 2. Dobromyslova, Anastasia Russia
3. Zwaan de, Jeffrey Netherlands 3. Ijpelaar, Danielle Netherlands
3. Andersen, Vladimir Denmark 3. Jones, Zoe England
5. Nieuwenhuis, Leroy Netherlands 5. Erades, Rilana Netherlands
5. George, Richie England 5. Peters, Ann-Louise Denmark
5. Verhaegen, Dennis Netherlands 5. Sherrock, Fallon England
5. Harms, Wesley Netherlands 5. Gulliver, Sue England
9. Vossen, Erwin Netherlands 9. Zanten van, Floortje Netherlands
9. Phillips, Martin Wales 9. Farlam, Lorraine England
9. Eijden van, Remco Netherlands 9. Kuijten, Anneke Netherlands
9. Kenny, Nick Wales 9. Viinikainen, Kirsi Finland
9. Sterk, Andries Netherlands 9. Niemeyer -v.Gellecom, Ria Netherlands
9. Zande van der, Davy Netherlands 9. Herms, Femke Netherlands
9. Hope, Tim England 9. Molema, Carla Netherlands
9. Wilson, James England 9. Sutton, Maggie England
Boys Results Country Girls Results Country
1. Mike van Duivenbode Netherlands 1. Michelle Lindehart Denmark
2. Brian Raman Netherlands 2. Sharon Jansen Netherlands
3. Kevin Doets Netherlands 3. Valerie Shvets Russia
3. Colin Roelofs Netherlands 3. Vera Speth Netherlands
5. Jitse v/d Wal Netherlands 5. Fenna Bouwman Netherlands
5. Jesper Nijman Netherlands 5. Veerle Hamelink Netherlands
5. Damien Mol Netherlands 5. Kyana Fraudenfelder Netherlands
5. Jaimy van Bavel Netherlands 5. Lena Edge Germany
9. Malte Heissenbütter Germany 9. Derni Visser Netherlands
9. Pascol Pouw Netherlands 9. Christel Merkestein Netherlands
9. Enes Yavuzcan Switzerland 9. Shauni Wastijn Netherlands
9. Sanjay Chotkan Netherlands 9. Liane Vos Netherlands
9. Jick Remmers Netherlands 9. Naomi Hondebrink Netherlands
9. Andy van Ham Netherlands 9. Julia Sengers Netherlands
9. Henk Spijkerman Netherlands 9. Amelie Lie Ten Netherlands
9. Maarten Dirk Woord Netherlands 9. Vienne Schot Netherlands

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 frequently for the latest news and to register. You can also follow the Dutch Open on Twitter: and Facebook:! See you in ‘De Bonte Wever’!  

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Registration Dutch Open Darts 2014 now possible!

Dutch Open Darts-13-01-188The Dutch Darts Association proudly presents to you The Dutch Open Darts 2014. From Friday the 31st of January till Sunday the 2nd of February 2014 the Dutch Open Darts will be organised for the 36th time. With more than 3.900 darts players the Dutch Open Darts is the largest darts open in Europe.

Make sure you will be part of the Dutch Open Darts and register now! Competing in the Dutch Open Darts is possible individually in the single tournament (Men single, Ladies single, Youth single), but also together in the pairs tournament. Would you, just like Scott Waites and Wesley Harms, be sure of participation? Go to and sign up quickly. And who knows, you might be playing against a world class player. Besides that there is a prize fund of more than €33.000,-

Make sure you can fully enjoy the Dutch Open Darts 2014 and reserve a room in Assen. Book your hotel room now on the website of the Dutch Open Darts!

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. So, more than enough to make the Dutch Open Darts the ultimate Darts event for everybody! Check out our website frequently for the latest news. You can also follow the Dutch Open on Twitter: and Facebook:!

See you in ‘De Bonte Wever’!

If you have any questions, please contact:

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Paul Engelbertink

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Scott Waites and Trina Gulliver win Dutch Open Darts 2013

Winners DO13Scott Waites and Trina Gulliver are the champions of the 35th edition of the Dutch Open Darts. Waites was in a thrilling final too strong for his component James Wilson. Nine-times Lakeside champion Gulliver stood for the fifth time with her hands in the air at the Dutch Open Darts stage, after previous victories in 1999, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

In the final Gulliver was too strong for Loraine Farlam and in the semifinals she managed to beat Deta Hedman. Farlam managed to win from the Dutch lady Aileen de Graaf in the semi-finals. Gulliver took in the final a quick 3-0 lead and it seemed to become an easy victory. Farlam, however, came back strongly but in the end she lost from the 42-year-old Gulliver. A day earlier, the English lady became also pairs champion with Zoe Jones. Gulliver won next to ranking points also € 2250, – in the singles tournament and € 750, – for the couples victory.

The final between Scott Waites and James Wilson was an exciting battle. It certainly was not an easy victory for the Lakeside champion. Wilson took the lead but in the deciding set Waites was stronger. With his second Dutch Open Darts title Waites wins € 5,000.

Earlier today the youth tournament was played. A total of 203 participants played in the youth tournament divided into three categories. It was a very international field with three winners from different countries. Champions were here the Russian Mikhail Kuriticin, Casey Gallegher and the Dutchman Quin Wester.

Youth Finals:
Mikhail Kuriticin (Rus) – Viani van den Bergh (Bel) 3-2

Casey Gallagher (Eng) – Fenna Bouwman (Ned) 3-0

Quin Wester (Ned) – Colin Roelofs (Ned) 4-3

Day 2 Dutch Open Darts

The 35th edition of the Dutch Open Darts at NH Conference Centre Koningshof has reached the 128 best men and the last 16 woman. On Saturday morning around 11:30 the tournament started with 2326 men and 273 women in the singles tournament.

Day 2 started early with a big surprise. Wesley Harms, semi-finalist of the Lakeside, lost in its first round against Henri van Es who also has reached the last 128. There were more players, that remarkably enough, didn’t made it to the last 128. Mario Robbe, Fabian Rose Brand and Salmon Renyaan do not have to play on Sunday. The Dutch team players Floortje van Zanten and Sharon Prins also didn’t made it to the final 16 ladies. Day 2 of the Dutch Open Darts was a nice day with exciting darts matches. Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham played, for the first time in years, for a massive group of enthusiastic supporters.

On Sunday the tournament will start at 10:00 in the morning and in the evening we will know who will be crowned as 2013 Dutch Open Darts Champions. Also tomorrow, the Dutch Open Darts Youth will be played.

The entire stage program can be followed by a livestream on the Dutch Open Darts website. Eurosport will also broadcast the finals at 22.30 pm British Eurosport 2 .

Mens last 128

Ladies last sixteen


Day 1 Dutch Open Darts

Couples-Dutch Open DartsThe 35th Dutch Open Darts does its reputation as the biggest darts tournament in Europe honors. Already in the early morning fanatic participants and enthusiastic spectators stood in line at the entrance of the NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven. Due to the recent international successes of the Dutch top players, darts is rising again in Holland. That was already noticeable on the first day in Veldhoven. Almost 2500 dart players competed in the pairs tournament.

All Lakeside participants of last month, excluding Martin Adams, played today in the pairs tournament. The crowd at Koningshof was treated with a lot of great darts matches. Trina Gulliver and Zoe Jones managed to win the final from Sue Gulliver and Paula Jacklin. Best Dutch pairs were Samantha Rupke and Rilana Erades.

Gary Robson and James Wilson played an exciting battle in the final against the Dutch players Rick Hofstra and Dennie Bos. Robson and Wilson became the pairs champions 2013.

Today starts the singles tournament were the men play until the last 128 and the ladies till the last 16. The remaining games will be played on Sunday.

Mens Doubles Final 32

Ladies Doubles Finale 8

Draw & Info Dutch Open

DutchOpen2013The 35th edition of the Dutch Open Darts will start this Friday! Like last year the Dutch Darts Association will greet more participants in NH Conference Centre Koningshof, including all international top players like reigning Dutch Open Darts champion Tony O’Shea and Lakeside champions Scott Waites and Anastasia Dobromyslova. Even Andy ‘the Viking’ Fordham will be present to make his return! Of course Dutch darts stars Wesley Harms and Jan Dekker and many others are present in Veldhoven.

Draw online now!
All players can check the draw by visiting the following website: here

Enough to do!
Of course the big party tent and DJ will be present to create the best atmosphere. We also welcome back Trendy Funwear to make the most beautiful airbrush dart shirts and all darts equipment can be found at the stand of Datadart. For the first time electrocig will be present, selling their electronic cigarettes for a healthy alternative! Also the Mariflex Open Darts Tournament 2013 will be promoted, special prizes are available for everybody who enteres this great tournament during the Dutch Open Darts 2013! A special bull game can be played at the Dutch Open which benefits Kika, a organization which supports more research for child’s cancer.

Dutch Open Youth and ‘Meet & Greet’ Lakeside Champions!
On Sunday the Dutch Open Youth will be organized, all youth finals will be played on the big Dutch Open stage and Lakeside World Champions Scott Waites and Anastasia Dobromyslova will be present for a special ‘meet & greet’! The entry fee for the Dutch Open Youth is € 5,- doors will open at 08.30 am.

Dutch Open darts 2013 shown worldwide!
The stage finals of the ladies and men will be shown on Sunday 3rd of February on British Eurosport 2 at 22.30 pm. All stage finals, including the youth, can also be followed by live stream on !

Other Practical Information!
It is possible to pay your entry and receive your players cards on Thursday evening from 16.00 – 18.00 pm at the reception of the hotel. On Friday from 9.30 – 11.30 am or Saturday from 9.00 – 11.00 am you can pick up your players cards at the control desk at the event. Only the contact person can collect the players cards and needs to show ID. On Friday the doors will open at 09.30 am and the pairs tournament starts at 12.00 noon. On Saturday the doors will be open at 09.00 am and the singles tournament starts at 11.30 am. On Sunday the doors will be open at 08.30 am, the last 128 men, last 16 ladies and Dutch Open Youth tournament will start at 10.00 am. The stage program including all finals will start around 13.45 pm.

We are looking forward to a great Dutch Open Darts 2013 and would like to greet all players and spectators at NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven!

For more information please contact:

Nederlandse Darts Bond
Paul Engelbertink

tel. +31 (0) 70 366 72 06

Only one week left to register for the Dutch Open Darts!

DutchOpen2013You have only till 11 January to register for the Dutch Open Darts which will take place from 1 t/m 3 February at the NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven.

We expect again thousands of players during the biggest open darts event in the world. Last year the Dutch Open Darts counted 3.500 entrees and more than 2.500 visitors. Again, it is going to be a spectacle and everyone’s invited!

Would you, just like Tony O’Shea and Christian Kist, be sure of participation? Sign up quickly! And you might be playing against a world class player.

The Dutch Open Darts is ranked by the World Darts Federation and British Darts Organisation and carries places in the Winmau World Masters 2013 for winners of the Men’s, Ladies and Youth Singles. But there are many reasons why you should not miss the Dutch Open Darts! First of all, you don’t have to be a member to participate, there will be higher prize money, there is a longer game format, many world class players are already registered, there will be a beautiful youth tournament and the Dutch Open Darts can be seen on Eurosport!

So, more than enough to make the Dutch Open Darts the ultimate Darts event for everybody!
Check out our website frequently for the latest news. You can also follow The Dutch Open Darts on twitter and Facebook! See you soon!

Your entry is simply done in a few minutes by visiting Payment is not necessary, this will be done at the event.


For more information please contact:

Nederlandse Darts Bond
Paul Engelbertink