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37th BDO Winmau British International Darts Championships

Today, Friday 8th April 2016, sees the start of the 37th BDO Winmau British International Darts Championships being played in the Glenrothes Recreation and Social Club, Glenrothes, Scotland.  Play starts at 18:00.

Live streaming is being provided by 24/7 TV.  To see a fantastic weekend of darts visit the 24/7 TV website - registration required. 

Weekend Schedule

Friday 8th from 18:00

England v Scotland (Boys) 
England v Scotland (Girls)
Wales v Scotland (Ladies)

Saturday 9th from 10:00

England v Wales (Boys) 
Scotland v England (Girls)
England v Wales (Ladies) 
Scotland v Wales (Boys)
Scotland v Wales (Men)

Sunday 10th from 10:30

England v Wales (Men) 
Scotland v England (Ladies)
England v Scotland (Men)

Press Release - BDO World Trophy 2016

BDO to Usher in New Era with World Trophy Event in Manchester and £150K Prize Fund

The British Darts Organisation are delighted to announce that this year’s World Trophy event will boast a huge £150k prize fund, which will incorporate £50k for a nine dart leg and will take place over 3 days on 28th, 29th and 30th May at Manchester’s cutting edge Victoria Warehouse.

All of the BDO’s biggest names, including reigning BDO Lakeside World Champions Scott Waites and Trina Gulliver MBE, along with the likes of Glen Durrant, Martin Adams, Scott Mitchell, Deta Hedman, Lisa Ashton, with wildcards for Jeff Smith, Andy Fordham and Ted Hankey, will compete for the £150k on offer at the iconic Manchester venue over the three full day event.

Additionally major free to air TV coverage has been secured for the event with a broadcaster that has recently enjoyed huge viewing figures for live sport. This broadcaster and an exciting new partnership with a major event promoter who has secured this TV coverage will be announced at a press conference next week in London.

These exciting announcements will predate news of a broadcast development for the 2017 Lakeside World Championships which will also be revealed in the near future.

Sue Williams Chairman of the BDO said: “There are a lot of exciting developments happening at the British Darts Organisation at this moment in time. I’m delighted to confirm the first of these major developments is that there will be a massive £100k prize fund and £50k for a nine dart leg for this year’s BDO World Trophy event. The other developments that we will be announcing next week are set to change the face of the BDO and our loyal players, members and fans will be delighted with the news we have for them”.

Tickets for the BDO World Trophy 2016 at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse will go on sale at noon on Friday 8th April from and are available in the following categories each day:

Zone C (Back Left) £10.00 – Free Pint – Free Hot Dog – Free Programme

Zone B (Front Left) £29.00 – Ten Free Pint Drink Tokens – Free Hot Dog – Free Programme – Priority Seating

Zone A – VIP (Right Hand Side) £49.00 – Unlimited FREE Bar – Free Hot Dog – Free Programme – Priority Seating – Table Service

For more information on these exciting developments happening in the BDO and to request accreditation to attend next week’s press conference please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be a play-off for the World Trophy entry on Saturday 7th May at the Wolverhampton Sports Arena, Racecourse Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0QU.  Registration 11am; toe the oche 12 noon; there will be four men and two ladies that will qualify for the main event in Manchester. Further details to follow.

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Press Release - Dutch Open Darts 2017

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The Dutch Darts Association have asked for the following Press Release to be published.

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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!

The Dutch Open Darts is the biggest darts tournament in Europe. Players may participate individually in the singles tournament (Men’s Singles and Ladies Singles), but also in the pairs tournament. In addition, there is also a large Youth tournament with three different categories. For the best performing darters at the tournament there is a prize fund of more than €33,000.

The Dutch Open Darts is a truly unique event. It is the biggest open tournament and attracts thousands of darts players from all around the world! With more than 4,600 entries last year and thousands of darts fans it promises to be another great event in 2017.

"We are so happy to have the full support of the Bonte Wever once again. They are not only superb hosts, but are also committed to organising this event alongside the Dutch Darts Association. We are also experiencing increasing interest in the tournament, and there are more and more dart players and spectators coming to the Dutch Open Darts", says Tournament Director, Niels de Ruiter.

Christa de Ruiter, Director of De Bonte Wever, is also very pleased with the continuation of the cooperation: "We are thrilled to host this unique major event. We are looking forward to welcoming all darters in 2017 again in our complex. We see it as a great challenge to make the Dutch Open Darts even bigger and more entertaining than ever before."

The four-star hotel, catering, sports and events complex is distinguished by its location and combination of facilities. It is possible to make a reservation on the following website:

If you want to stay updated with the latest developments follow us on Twitter and Facebook and on our website. Registration will open on October 3rd 2016. See you in ‘De Bonte Wever’!

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