Scott 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.
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
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
The 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
The 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 www.dutchopendarts.nl !
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
tel. +31 (0) 70 366 72 06
You 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!
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Your entry is simply done in a few minutes by visiting http://www.dutchopendarts.nl/en/registration. Payment is not necessary, this will be done at the event.
For more information please contact:
Nederlandse Darts Bond