Australia’s Tori Kewish will make her BDO World Championship debut in January following the withdraw of Trina Gulliver MBE through an ongoing illness. The persistent World Championship appearance of Gulliver will come to an end, after her having appeared in every staging since the tournament’s introduction back in 2001. Kewish, a WDF World Cup women’s […]
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After the World Darts Federation recently announced their decision to cease their partnership with the BDO, it has now been confirmed that the 2020 Dutch Open will not be BDO ranked. The Nederlanse Darts Bond’s decision comes as a result of new fees being implemented by Des Jacklin and the BDO – which meant that […]
Millions of boys in Brazil lace up their boots every day in the hope of becoming professional footballers, many of them wanting to provide their families with a brighter future. But the doors only open for a select few. One of those handful of talents was Diogo Portela, but the doors didn’t exactly open in […]
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. […]
Andrey Pontus became the first Belarusian to lift a BDO-ranked title, defeating Russia’s Aleksei Kadochnikov as the Latvia Open took place at the Bellevue Park Hotel in Riga. Pontus, who was a quarter-finalist at the Vilnius Open in Lithuania earlier this year, came through the 150-plus field to lift a maiden BDO crown. He began […]
Fallon Sherrock was among four to prevail as the two remaining qualifiers took place ahead of the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace. Sherrock was joined by Kevin Burness, Benito van de Pas and Matthew Edgar in securing their spots at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan. The former women’s World Championship runner-up defeated […]
Ross Montgomery lifted a second title in a matter of weeks as the BDO’s Italian double-header took place in Bologna, as Tony Martin, Laura Turner and Aileen de Graaf also claimed titles. Montgomery, who had not lifted a BDO title for over two years prior to last weekend’s Czech Open triumph, has produced some remarkable […]
Joe Davis and Jo Locke claimed BDO titles as the annual Malta International Darts Open took place at the Montekristo Estate. Davis, who reached the televised stages of the World Masters just last month, topped his run to the final in Malta two years ago as he clinched the crown with a narrow victory over France’s […]
Wesley Harms will commence his Italian Grand Masters title defence on Saturday as he faces either Tony Borg or Andrea Laconi in the second round. Harms lifted the prestigious crown last time around as he defeated Mario Vandenbogarde in the final, clinching the €2,400 winner’s fund. The recent Malta Open champion Joe Davis will take […]
Ross Montgomery won his first BDO ranking title in 28 months as Lisa Ashton also triumphed at the BDO Czech Open in Prague. Photo: Tip Top Pics
Karel Sedlacek will begin his title defence against the relatively unknown German, Hendrik Maquardt, as the 25th BDO-ranked Czech Open takes place in Prague. Sedlacek lifted the title on home soil last time around as he defeated Hannes Schnier, and joined the likes of Scott Mitchell, Jan Dekker, Scott Waites, Krzysztof Ratajski and Mensur Suljovic […]
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 […]
Jeff Smith reigned victorious once again in Massachusetts as he defended his BDO-ranked Seacoast Open title, beating Danny Baggish 6-4 in a closely contested final. Smith, who reached the televised stages of the World Masters last month, comfortably saw off Bill Davis, Brandon Rogers and Joshua Bouffard in the early rounds, before booking his place […]
Mike Warburton did an impressive double as Fallon Sherrock and Maria O’Brien picked up titles at the Killarney Darts Festival in the Republic of Ireland.
Darren Herewini and Desi Mercer won the titles at the Ted Clements Memorial in New Zealand this weekend.
Andy Hamilton will be seeded number one this weekend as the Killarney Darts Festival takes place in Ireland. The Irish Open and High Performance Roofing Open both take place across the weekend in Killarney, with the former being a Category A+ event and the latter being a Category C staging. Hamilton, a former PDC World […]
Gabriel Pascaru and János Végsõ took the men’s singles titles at the Hungarian Darts Festival in Budapest as Deta Hedman did a double in the ladies’ events.
Bruce Robbins and Paula Murphy won the first American BDO ranking events of the season at the Colorado Open in Denver.
BDO World Championship Draw: Bennett faces Mitchell while Greaves takes on legendary Gulliver in O2 opener
Leighton Bennett will open his account with an enthralling first round clash with Scott Mitchell, after the draw for the 2020 BDO World Championship was recorded. The tournament will be held at London’s Indigo at the O2 for the first time after the Lakeside departure was confirmed 33 years after the inaugural edition. Glen Durrant […]
After a now two-year absence, BDO chairman Des Jacklin has revealed that plans are in place to reinstate an Asian qualifier ahead of the 2021 BDO World Championship. Mikuru Suzuki, Mayumi Ouchi and Kasumi Sato have all reached major quarter-finals this year amongst the ladies system, whilst the Men’s World Championship is without an Asian […]
“I’m a little nervous, but once the darts start flying my preparation will show and I’m hoping to make a good run,” were the words of Danny Baggish – who sealed qualification for the World Masters after winning the Cherry Bomb International in Florida earlier this year. He traveled across the globe in order to make his […]
During a problematic opening day of last week’s World Masters, a written contract emerged that players were urged to sign. The contract would – should they qualify for either the World Masters or the BDO World Championship – forbid them from electing to play in the PDC World Championship held at the Alexandra Palace in […]
Stourbridge’s Nick Fullwell and Australia’s Corrine Hammond were the headline names to secure their places at the 2020 BDO World Championship through the final qualifier at the Grays Civic Hall. Photo: Mastercaller.com
BDO World Number 219 John O’Shea staged a remarkable run through the field to win the 2019 One80 L-Style World Masters at the Circus Tavern as Lisa Ashton won the ladies title for the third time. Photo: Tip Top Pics
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Monday 28th October will see the final qualifier for the 2020 BDO World Championships take place at Grays Civic Hall. Two time BDO World Champion Ted Hankey, and 1994 PDC World Matchplay Champion, Larry Butler are among the many entries. Other notable entrants include 2016 runner up, Jeff Smith, and former BDO World Trophy Champion, […]
Simon Stainton won his first two BDO ranking titles at the Northern Cyprus Open in Bafra this weekend, with Lisa Ashton and Beau Greaves taking the honours in the women's events.
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 […]
Irish teenager Keane Barry and Kyle McKinstry won the men’s events in Newry as Kirsty Hutchinson did the double in the first BDO ranking events of the new season.
Beau Greaves picked up her seventh and eighth titles of the year as Nick Kenny and Brian Raman won the final men’s events in the 2018/19 BDO season in Bruges. Photo: Evert Zomer