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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
David Evans will be seeded one as the BDO travels to the Montekristo Estate for the annual Malta Open. Evans, who will make his BDO World Championship debut in January, will open his Malta Open campaign with a second round meeting with Austria’s Christian Rokos. Tony O’Shea, Scott Taylor, Brian Raman and France’s Thibault Tricole are […]
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
Peter Wright and Glen Durrant will meet in Sunday afternoon's Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals after coming through high-quality tussles with Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith respectively.
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 […]
Adrian Lewis came back from 3-1 down to beat Jim Williams 5-3 to qualify for the last 16 of the 2019 Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton. Jackpot beat the BDO World Trophy champion in a winner takes all clash at Aldersley Leisure Village. Defeat for Williams means no player inside the BDO system has […]
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 […]
Michael Smith hit four maximums and rattled off a 113 average to beat Nathan Aspinall 5-1 on the second day of the 2019 Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton. Smith’s win sees him qualify for the knockout stages with a game to spare, following Glen Durrant’s 5-4 win over Martin Schindler in Group H. The […]
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.
The Grand Slam of Darts is our once a year opportunity to see both codes face off in competitive competition with the best of the BDO joining the PDC’s elite for a showdown of the champions. Although the PDC have been the dominant force in the competition since its inception in 2007, there has been one […]
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 […]
Dutchman Danny Noppert has enjoyed a strong 2019, but his performances have somewhat been put to one side during the past 12 months. Since his debut at the PDC World Championships at the Alexandra Palace in December last year, he has pushed on as a second year pro in the PDC. He has qualified for […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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