3rd Catalonia Open Darts: Alan Norris and Sharon Prins winners

Alan Norris and Sharon Prins Catalonia Open Darts win the 3rd place this weekend in Calella, Barcelona.

The most important international competition dart held in Catalonia and the Peninsula took place Saturday at the old sports hall Gurí Calella, hosted by the Catalan Federation of Darts.

In the game room they have 41 draft lines to accommodate 149 male and 29 female athletes who attended the international event. Again the high turnout was a success and has once again surpassed the record of the previous edition, consolidating Catalonia Open one of the important competitions calendar World Ranking of the World Darts Federation (WDF) and British Darts Organisation (BDO).

This year 14 countries were represented in the competition, with the presence of the main leading countries in the sport of darts as England, Holland, Scotland and Belgium.

A new feature of this third edition has been release as a scoring category for the 2nd World Ranking of the World Darts Federation, which has become a great attraction for the major sports Top30 world, both in women and in men, because that means there are more points in the game and more options to score points for the final Ranking.

This appeal has led to the involvement of a greater number of the best athletes of the moment, as the men’s, with English Alan Norris, recently reached number 1 in the World Ranking who took part in the competition premiering the lead. Paul also attended the Scottish Coughlin, the Dutch Willem Mandigers Michel van der Horst and Jimmy Hendriks and the English Sam Head, Tony Martin and George Richie, to name some of the highlights seeded.

Box women have enjoyed the presence of the Dutch Prins Sharon, Anneke Kuijten Ijpelaar and Danielle, Paula Jacklin and English that have been seeded in the tournament.

In the first phase of the men’s competition ahead quickly with eight quadrants of 32 players where the winners of the quadrant to quadrant spent 16 final. The draw athletes Catalan fitted with high-level athletes and gave the maximum to move through the rounds, but on the way to the final quadrant of the first phase were eliminated some of the best Catalan and Juan Robles, Raul Invernón Ignasi Basulles Fernando Gavilan, Carlos Rodriguez and Angel Arola, to name a few, make a few games despite numerous bright maximum of 180 runs were not enough to overcome their opponents.

Meanwhile the seeded competition were beating their rivals and the vast majority came to the end of the first quadrant, where there were already beginning to make an appearance nerves and pressure, to add as many possible points.

After completing the initial quadrant, quadrant gave way to the end where they got Javier Velasco (CD Piritoño) that the knockout was crossed with a plethora Alan Norris (Eng) who won 4-0, and Antonio Munoz (CD Palafrugell) that was defeated 4-2 by Michel sells der Horst (Clean).

It also reached the second round of the Spanish players Javier Romero, Manuel Horrillo and David Moya, who also were eliminated by top athletes who were still struggling to win the title end.

In the quarterfinals came Alan Norris (Eng) (1) that was crossed with Willem Mandingers (Clean) player who leads the ranking of the British Darts Organisation and was defeated 4-1 by Alan intractable. • An excellent lens that party gave us Alan “Chuck” Norris with a closure made of 132 targets with two doubles and a double 16, only to pull a superb range of great athletes, and they clearly dominated from a Home.

The second semifinal played Paul Coughlin (Sco), for the second consecutive year reached the semis, and the young Samuel Head (Eng), who last weekend had won the French Open. The game was very even but Samuel took the lead in the first game of the match and ended up winning 4-2.

The final between Alan Norris (Eng) and Samuel Head (Eng) was triumphant for Alan who continue to provide a high level items, which achieves an almost perfect 9 dart game after making two three throws with 20 triples The seventh dart made another triple 20, triple 19 but failed because the square is tancmanet to achieve the following extraordinary dart game just 10 darts. The domain Norris was 3-0 with a strong interim net dropped one point he lost the final to finish won 6-1. Proclaims Alan Norris and 3rd Catalonia Open Darts Champion.

The senior final was seen throughout the competition again in a year where the level of participating athletes is much higher, the result of good time live darts.

Regarding the quadrant female had different champions Laura Damont Catalonia, Nuria Plaza, ISI Short, Loli Cascales and Yolanda Shore champions.

Indeed Yolanda Shore beat first round in Luxembourg Sabrina Hoor 3-2 but could not beat Sharon Prins (Clean) seeded number one tournament in the second round. In the quarterfinals were eliminated Loli Cascales 0-3 against Anneke Kuijten (Clean), Laura Damont 0-3 against Patricia peut (Bel) Short ISI and 0-3 against Danielle Ijpelaar (Clean).

In the semifinals llegaron the Dutch Prins Sharon won his compatriot Danielle Ijpelaar 3-1, and Patricia peut Belgian defeated the Dutch Anneke Kujten the tiebreaker 3-2, which would have been possible end if Anneke Dutch had won.

The women’s final was ahead of its time and Patricia and Sharon Prins peut began the match with Domain Sharon, who put the score 2-0. Patricia responded and took a couple of mistakes on both Prins to level the match, but Sharon Prins took a punch to the party won the next two games and revalidating the title winner of Catalonia Open Darts 2014.

The individual male and female winner will get a prize for participating in the 2014 World Masters (the Winmau World Masters in 2014) and to participate in the Playoffs for the World Individual Darts (Darts Lakeside World Professional Darts Organisation organized by the British).

A positive assessment by the Catalan Federation of Darts which again exceeded the previous year’s participation has significantly increased the level of athletes participating.

Photo Gallery: http://www.dardscatalunya.cat/album/5/127/3er-catalonia-open-darts-fotos

Brackets:  Womens      Mens Early Rounds     Mens Finals

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Three players added to list with players for the Zuiderduin Masters 2014

Press release: Egmond aan Zee, Sunday the 14th of September 2014

Yesterday in hotel Zuiderduin te Egmond aan Zee the play off event of the Champions Leage of Darts was played. This is a special qualification event for the Zuiderduin Masters and through this event 3 players qualify to play this World top darts event starting the 5th of December . The men single champion, the ladies single champion and the champion of the boys event up to 18 win this ticket.

The CLoD includes 5 single events. There is also a single events for boys up to 14 and a girls single event. Except the winner of the boys up to 14 event all the other champions also qualify to play the Winmau World Masters. The champion of the boys up to 14 events wins a VIP package for three and can enjoy the Zuiderduin Masters event in a very special way.

The winner of the mens event was Yordi Meeuwisse also the winner of the CLoD in 2013. Yordi white washed Nico Thissen in a best of 3 sets final ( 3-0 and 3-0) and for the second time in a row he joins the World top in december. 

Also the ladies Champion of the CLod was the winner of this event last Year. This Year Sharon Prins played the final against Carla Molema and Carla was on of the players in the ladies event of 2009 and keen to make her come back on the stage of the Zuiderduin Masters. And Carla was very close winning the event but missed a few match darts to win the game in the 7th and last leg of the match. Sharon was the first finding the double in this decider for her second title in a row.
Justin van Tergouw will join the players of the Zuiderduin Masters 2014 Youth event. Justin came back from 2-0 down. Jeffrey Ballast his opponent had a very good start in the match but lost the next 4 legs in a row and wit a 4-2 victory Justin will make his debute on the World stage in Egmond aan Zee.

These 3 players, and the winner of the girls singles, Kyana Frauenfelder have qualified for the Winmau World Masters in October in Hull England. Kyana played the girls final against Sharon Jansen who only won one leg. Three legs Kyana won and will travel to Hull to play the Winmau World Masters for girls.

The champion of the single event for boys up to 14 is Javanico Jansen wo beat tLevy Frauenfelder . In a very close game Javanico won the 5th and deciding leg of the match for a 3-2 victory and received the VIP package for the Zuiderduin Masters.

Two players of the B finals, a special event for the losers in the first round of the mens and ladies single event, received an extra prize, a hotel package to come to the Zuiderduin Masters in december. There was one package for the winner of the mens B event, Fokke Hooijsma and one for the winner of the ladies B event, Kelly Streef. For more results of the Champions League of Darts see the website of this event, www.clod.nl
Meanwhile the presale starts for Zuiderduin Masters 2014. Booking tickets and passe partout can be done at the website of the event, www.zuiderduinmasters.nl

Attractive hotel package deals you can book on the website of Hotel Zuiderduin, www.zuiderduin.nl

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Asada and Ouuchi win 41st Japan Open. Uchida win Youth event

Mens Results Country Womens Results Country
1. Seigo Asada Japan 1. Mayumi Ouuchi Japan
2. Katsuya Aiba Japan 2. Asako Hiyama Japan
3. Masashi Kajiro Japan 3. Stacy Bromberg U.S.A.
3. Hiroaki Shimizu Japan 3. Sayaka Inoue Japan
5. Hiromitsu Tsuji Japan 5. Kaori Sagawa Japan
5. Noboru Hirose Japan 5. Asami Ito Japan
5. Kenji Taguchi Japan 5. Yukari Asano Japan
5. Hiroshi Watanobe Japan 5. Erina Ogura Japan
9. Kazuya Uchida Japan 9. Yoshie Sato Japan
9. Taiyo Nishimata Japan 9. Mayumi Kurakata Japan
9. Kenichi Ajiki Japan 9. Azusa Ito Japan
9. Daisuke Dobashi Japan 9. Tomoko Hirayanagi Japan
9. Kenji Fukuda Japan 9. Akiko Shimazaki Japan
9. Alex Hon Hongkong 9. Kiyo Shimizu Japan
9. Shinya Oshiro Japan 9. Rie Soma Japan
9. Shigeru Yoshida Japan 9. Rena Kema
Youth Results Country
1. Kazuya Uchida Japan
2. Taiyo Nishimata Japan
3. Kenichi Ajiki Japan
3. Daisuke Dobashi Japan
5. Kenji Fukuda Japan
5. Alex Hon Hongkong
5. Shinya Oshiro Japan
5. Shigeru Yoshida Japan
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Co Stompé returns to Egmond aan Zee

ZuiderduinMastersLogoPressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, Thursday the 10th of September 2014

The first wildcard for Zuiderduin Masters 2014 goes to Co Stompé. Co, in the early days the most well know tram driver in Holland and still one of the icons of Dutch darts, for Years was a  familiar face at the Masters events.

After Years the Matchstick will return to the Zuiderduin Masters stage in Egmond aan Zee and that will please many darts fans. Since January 2014 Co returned to the WDF/BDO circuit where he started his career and is working hard for come back to the world top. Receiving this wildcard from the promoters is a great boost for the 52 Year old dartplayer from Lelystad.

Saturday the 13th of September the Champions League of Darts starts in Hotel Zuiderduin and after this event we can announce more players who will play at Zuiderduin Masters 2014.

The winners of this special play off event, the men single champion, the ladies single champion and a youth player are invited to play on the most famous dartsevent that start on the 5th of December and the finals are one the 7th of December.

Meanwhile the presale starts for Zuiderduin Masters 2014. Booking tickets and passe partout can be done at the website of the event, www.zuiderduinmasters.nl

Attractive hotel package deals you can book on the website of Hotel Zuiderduin, www.zuiderduin.nl

Filed Under WDF News, Zuiderduin Masters

Romanian International Darts Open- 28th September 2014 – Increased prize fund

RDF has decided to double the prize money for Ladies at the RIDO 2014. The decision follows the larger number of high ranked lady players who have registered or are in the process to register for the tournament. RDF hopes that its effort will be appreciated by the players and encourage them to attend further international events scheduled by the RDF.

The prize fund will be awarded as follows:
1st place 500 euro
2nd place 200 euro
3rd place 100 euro
5th place 50 euro
Want to register, do it at www.federatiedarts.ro
See you in Bucharest!
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van Eijden and Hedman win Open de France. Coenderaerts takes youth title.

Mens Results Country Womens Results Country
1. Remco van Eijden Netherlands 1. Deta Hedman England
2. Sam Head England 2. Irina Armstrong Germany
3. Jelger Tuinstra England 3. Rachel Brooks England
3. Brian Dawson England 3. Casey Gallagher England
5. Stefaan Deprez Belgium 5. Francine Pieters Belgium
5. Gary Stafford England 5. Anca Zijlstra Netherlands
5. Jan Dekker Netherlands 5. Anneke Kuijten Netherlands
5. Jimmy Hendriks Netherlands 5. Maggie Sutton England
9. Scott Mitchell England 9. Dee Bateman England
9. Pip Blackwell England 9. Kathy Geeraerts Belgium
9. Anthony Urmston-Toft England 9. Kyana Frauenfelder Netherlands
9. Wesley Harms Netherlands 9. Anita Tobias Luxemburg
9. Henk Westerhof Netherlands 9. Carole Frison France
9. James Hurrell England 9. Dorothee Lemaire France
9. Darryl Fitton England 9. Danielle Ijpelaar Netherlands
9. Martin Phillips Wales 9. Aileen De Graaf Netherlands
Youth Results Country
1. Bryan Coenderaerts Belgium
2. Wesley Vandevoorde Belgium
3. William Blackwell England
3. Damian Mol Netherlands
5. Ricardo Roks Netherlands
5. Boyd Hoevenberg Netherlands
5. Gian Van Veen Netherlands
5. Jaimy Van Bavel Netherlands
9. Lucien Lazzari France
9. Levy Frauenfelder Netherlands
9. Shauni Wastyn Netherlands
9. Lars Fransen Netherlands
9. Maarten Dirk Woord Netherlands
9. Jordy Van De Weerd Germany
9. Dylan Belka France
9. Jordi Van Der Meirsch Belgium
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Norris and Winstanley win Swedish Open

Mens Results Country Womens Results Country
1. Alan Norris England 1. Lorraine Winstanley England
2. Philip Blackwell England 2. Zoe Jones England
3. Dave Smith England 3. Anastasia Dobromyslova Russia
3. Scott Mitchell England 3. Deta Hedman England
5. Jan Dekker Netherlands 5. Sharon Prins Netherlands
5. Michel Van Der Horst Netherlands 5. Trina Gulliver England
5. Stefaan Deprez Belgium 5. Maud Jansson Bro Dart Club
5. Brian Dawson England 5. Paula Jacklin England
9. Glen Durrant England 9. Anna Forsmark Sweden
9. Tony Martin England 9. Casey Gallagher England
9. Gary Robson England 9. Carina Ekberg Bro Dart Club
9. Patrick Morelissen Netherlands 9. Ann-Louise Peters Denmark
9. Darius Labanauskas Lithuania 9. Deana Rosenblom Sweden
9. Martin Aktins England 9. Maret Liiri Finland
9. Tony O´Shea England 9. Tove Smedberg Sweden
9. Sam Hewson England 9. Lumi Silvan Finland
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Names of players qualified for Zuiderduin Masters 2014

ZuiderduinMastersLogoPressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, Tuesday the 19th of August 2014

With the results of the Antwerp Open, played last weekend in Belgium, the rankings for Zuiderduin Masters 2014 completed. Based on this rankings players are invited to participate in this event played from 5 till 7 December at hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee

16 of the 24 players in the mens event will be invited. These 16 players are the top 16 of the Zuiderduin Masters rankings 2013. Other players can qualify through the Champions League of Darts, and the winners of the HAL Open Darts 2014 are invited. The promotors can invite players with a wildcard

The first 8 players of the Zuiderduin Masters rankins are seeded and each one will be one the number one postion of a group of 3 players. The other 16 players will be added to a group by draw later this Year.

The 8 seeded players are:

  1. Wesley Harms (Neth)
  2. Martin Adams (Eng)
  3. Rick Hofstra (Ned)
  4. Scott Mitchell (Eng)
  5. Jan Dekker (Neth)
  6. Geert De Vos (Bel)
  7. Gary Robson (Eng)
  8. Tony O’Shea (Eng) 

De other 8 none seeded players who receive an invitation are:

  1. Jamie Hughes (Wal)
  2. Alan Norris (Eng)
  3. James Wilson (Eng)
  4. Scott Waites (Eng)
  5. Jeffrey de Graaf (Neth)
  6. Michel van der Horst (Neth)
  7. Remco van Eijden (Neth)
  8. Ross Montgomery (Sco)

The 8 remaining spots will be announced later 

  1. Wildcard (*)
  2. Wildcard (**)
  3. Winner of Champions League of Darts 2014
  4. Wildcard
  5. Wildcard
  6. Wildcard
  7. Wildcard
  8. Wildcard

(*) James won Zuiderduin Masters 2013 and qualified through the rankings, so for this spot a player will receive a wildcard.

(**) Martin Adams won the HAL Open Darts 2014 and is the number two seed of the Zuiderduin Masters rankings. Also for this spot a player will be selected for a wildcard.

For the ladies event two players are invited based on the rankings. One player can qualify by the CLoD, the winner of the Zuiderduin Masters 2013 for ladies is invited to play and the HAL Open Darts 2014 Ladies champion. The remaining spots are filled in with a wildcard.

The two ladies invited by the rankings are seeded as head of a group. By draw the other players are added to a group

The seeded ladies are:

  1. Aileen de Graaf (Neth)
  2. Anastasia Dobromyslova (Rus)
  3. wildcard (***)
  4. Deta Hedman (Eng) Ladies Champion HAL Open Darts 2014
  5. wildcard
  6. wildcard

(***) Aileen de Graaf is the reigning Zuiderduin Masters 2013 ladies champion and the number one seed on the 2014 Zuiderduin Masters ranking so for this spot the promoter will select a player for a wildcard.

The Zuiderduin Masters Youth 2014has no seeding. For these two groups of 3 players each a draw decides in which a player has to play. One player we already know. One player can qualify by the CLoD

1. Colin Roelofs (Ned) (winner HAL Open Darts 2014 for boys) 2. Winner Champions League of Darts 2014

The other 3 players are invited in consolation with de Dutch Darts Bond

3. wildcard 4. wildcard 5. wildcard 6. wildcard

Ticket sale for Zuiderduin Masters 2014 already started. See www.zuiderduinmasters.nl for more information and special hotel offers.

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Invite to the 5th edition of the Romanian International Darts Open

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Romanian Darts Federationhas the pleasure to invite you to the 5th edition of the Romanian International Darts Open,September 28 , 2014
The event will be exactly after WDF Europe Cup 2014 (23-27 September), in the same venue and with a big participation of top ranked players from all over Europe.
Singles are counting towards the ranking of the World Darts Federation as a category 3 WDF and BDO Invitation Table C ranking event.
A total of 5,000 Euro in prize money will be awarded to men singles, ladies singles. The winners of the singles receive an invite for the Winmau World Masters 2014.
Men single title will bring a 1,600 Euro prize, while the first 16 will receive various amounts as prize money. For the ladies, the winner will receive 250 euro, while the first eight will receive various amounts as prize money. A detailed list of how the prizes will be distributed you will find on our website www.federatiedarts.ro and also in the WDF (http://www.dartswdf.com/tournament_flyers/2014_RomaniaOpen.pdf) & BDO Calendar.
The event will be hosted by Hotel Intercontinental 5* Bucharest and will have the following schedule:
09:00 venue opening
10:00 Men Singles – start; Ladies Singles – start
18:00 Men Singles Quarter Finals (on stage)
20:00 Men Singles Semifinals (on stage)
21.20 Ladies Singles Final (on stage)
22.00 Men Singles Final (on stage)
23:00Prizes presentation
A detailed presentation, including accommodation forms, registration forms, entry fees, rules, playing format you will find on our website www.federatiedarts.ro and also in the WDF & BDO Calendar.
The event will have live coverage thru Romanian main sports television, Sport.ro TV
The Intercontinental Hotel 5* is in close proximity of Henri Coanda International Airport (about 17 km).
Since we know that a lot of visitors are interested in everything related to Dracula, we thought to organize a Dracula Tour!!! The tour is scheduled for Monday, September 29 and includes transportation to Dracula Castle, visit to Palas Castle in Sinaia, entry fee for both castles and a traditional Romanian lunch). If you are interested (for only 65 Euro per person) you have just to send an email to and you will receive all the details need it.
Best regards,
Romanian Darts Federation
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Gates and Hudson win USA Classic

Mens Results Country Womens Results Country
1. Leonard Gates USA 1. Sandy Hudson USA
2. Joe Chaney USA 2. Paula Murphy USA
3. Ray Carver USA 3. Bette Cunninghma USA
3. Jim Widmayer USA 3. Cali West USA
5. Stan Savitsky USA 5. Jennifer Ehlert USA
5. Greg Van Lienen USA 5. Trish Grzesik CANADA
5. Bob Sinnaeve CANADA 5. Kayla Thompson USA
5. Alex Reyes USA 5. Pam Briggs USA
9. Darin Young USA 9. Deb Pundt USA
9. Don Conway USA 9. Gloria Gutierrez USA
9. Steve Minnis USA 9. Shannon Vital USA
9. Jerry Van Loan USA 9. Hailey Alexander USA
9. Dave Walsh USA 9. Sally Kelly USA
9. Steve Maguire USA 9. Kathy Salway USA
9. Dan Naylor USA 9. Robin Curry USA
9. Mike Naulty USA 9. Charlie Daniel USA
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