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World Darts Federation announces termination of BDO recognition

The sport’s governing body, the World Darts Federation, has in the last few days confirmed that they will be ceasing their BDO recognition with immediate effect. This announcement from the WDF comes after a torrid few months for the BDO, following a controversy-struck World Masters – which was overshadowed by redraws and apparent rule breaches. […]

BDO World Championship Schedule Announced

Yesterday saw the BDO announce the schedule of play for the 2020 World Championships, to be held at IndigO2 in London for the first time. With no defending champion of the men’s event following three time winner, Glen Durrant’s move to the PDC, it’s eleventh seed, Mario Vandenbogaerde that kicks the tournament off on the […]

Barauskas Baltic champ in grand finals

Mindaugas Barauskas has been crowned the 2019 Baltic Professional Darts League champion following a 10-7 victory over Janis Kupsis in the final in Riga.  The Lithuanian won through a cut throat afternoon of arrows in the Latvian capital, claiming the €280 top prize. Barauskas raced into a 4-1 lead in the final against Kupsis before […]

Adams v Nixon – A Game Of Two Halves

Sporting comebacks are always memorable. Liverpool overturned a 3-0 deficit to reach the Champions League final, beating Barcelona 4-0 in May. Dennis Taylor beat Steve Davis in the 1985 Snooker World Championship on the black ball to win 18-17 having been 8-0 down. Cue, if you’ll pardon the pun, Phillip Nixon, from Ferryhill in County […]

World Masters Debacle As Re-Draw Ordered

The BDO again were left with egg on face, as the whole draw for the 2019 One80 L-Style Masters was scrapped, and then re-drawn, much to the participant’s fury at the Grays Civic Hall. The whole debacle began while players were practicing for their first round matches, and they didn’t take the news very well. […]

Brave New World For BDO World Masters

After a 44 year association with board manufacturers Winmau, the Winmau World Masters is no more, and the 2019 edition has another new home, and brand new sponsors on board. The Circus Tavern in Purfleet has long been associated with the PDC World Championship, but from this year it will hold the TV stages of […]

Kleermaker opts out of World Masters due to work commitments

Martijn Kleermaker has vaguely confirmed his decision to opt out of the World Masters later this month due to working commitments. The 28-year-old has lifted four BDO ranking titles this year, including the prestigious Welsh Open, but will not be traveling to London in a mere few weeks time. Kleermaker’s decision comes after a series […]