BDO Darts Tournaments + News


[QUOTE=“Bandage, post: 1100621, member: 9”]Gutted to miss this last night. Was Belgian darts fanatic Jacky in attendance?[/QUOTE]
I didn’t see him but given the size of the crowd in Manchester you can forgive the cameramen for not being able to find him if he was there.


Big day for darts with the finals of the BDO International Open taking place at Brean Sands.

And Wolfie has risen to the big occasion in magnificent style, hitting a nine darter. :clap:

But incredibly, that kind of standard wasn’t good enough to progress to he next round, as the grand old man of darts was beaten 4-3 by the little known Ash Khayatz. The strength in depth of the BDO shown yet again.


Wolfie is playing The Grand Slam of Darts. :clap:


We’ve been saying it for years here and here’s the proof.


Great news.

Ted Hankey has all but guaranteed his place at Lakeside for the 2016 BDO World Championship after reaching the semi-finals of the Luxembourg Open.

Coming into the final ranking tournament before the cut off for Lakeside 2016 Hankey was dead level with Sam Hewson on 161 points in 27th in the BDO world rankings.

Twenty seventh is likely to be the final qualifying spot for the World Championships, dependent on the winner of next month’s Winmau World Masters coming from the top 26 ranked players in the BDO world rankings.

Hankey’s hopes were given a major boost early on on Saturday as Hewson exited at the first round stage via a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Kenny Neyens at the Luxembourg Open, meaning that all ‘The Count’ had to do was score points to make sure of his position.

The two-time Lakeside champion successfully manoeuvred his way to the semi-finals of the tournament, where he was soundly defeated 5-0 by Thomas Junghans, who went on to win the Luxembourg Open after winning 6-3 against Mark Oosterhuis in the final.

While Hankey, who added 12 points to his BDO ranking, is not guaranteed his spot at Lakeside in January, ‘The Count’ will be looking forward to travelling to Frimley Green in a playing capacity rather than working on the media side of the event.

In the ladies singles there was more success for Deta Hedman, who defeated Aileen de Graaf 5-2 in the final – Tungsten Tickle has supported a campaign to see ‘The Dark Destroyer’ honoured with an MBE in recognition of her services to darts and outstanding charity work over the year.


Former BDO world champion Andy Fordham turned back the clock to secure a place in next month’s Singha Beer Grand Slam of Darts.

Fordham, who claimed the title in 2004, won a series of tough matches in the qualifying event in Hull and beat Neil Duff 5-4 to make it into the 32-player event, which includes 24 PDC players and eight from the BDO.

Larry Butler progressed alongside ‘The Viking’ with a 5-3 win over Scott Waites, leaving just two qualifying places remaining for the event, which will be held over nine days at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.


The last time that repellant fat cunt faced elite PDC opposition he nearly dropped dead on the oche. Lets hope the emergency services are on red alert when this repulsive slab of vileness waddles his way towards the big stage.


Vile sentiments but unsurprising from a pdc “fan” to wish serious ill health on one of the game’s legends.

You’ll be delighted to know that Andy unfortunately failed in his bid to qualify for the World Championship in today’s qualifying tournament in Hull.

Roscommon’s David Concannon defeated Kikenny’s Michael Meaney to advance to the final round and is just one game away from an appearance at the Home of Darts. Good luck, David.

Another man who is now just one game away from qualifying is the great John “Boy” Walton. With Ted Hankey back in the big time this year, it would be amazing to see John Boy back at Lakeside after missing out over the last few years.


Sad face smiley rating.

David Concannon will not be going to Lakeside.

The Roscommon Herald/Super Valu Sports Star of the Year 2014 has been beaten 2-0 by Scotland’s Alan Soutar.

No Irish representation at Lakeside for the second year in a row.


John “Boy” Walton has qualified for the 2016 World Darts Championship. :clap: :clap: :clap:

It was a case of old hands beating young hands, literally, as the 2001 World Champion beat Thomas Junghans in the final qualifying round to book his place on the famous stage in January.

Wolfie, The Count and John Boy back together at Lakeside for the first time since 2012. 2016 is already shaping up to be a classic renewal.


Wolfie currently taking on Duzza in the final of the Finder Darts Masters in Holland, traditionally called the Zuiderduin Masters but rebranded this year.

Duzza averaged 110 in one of his matches yesterday.

I’ll be back later with the result, which I expect to be “on the wire”.


2-2 at the moment.

Duzza averaging 102.5 with Wolfie on 99.5.


Duzza clinched the title with a 5-2 victory and averaged well over 100.

A high, high standard in the low country of Holland.


The big one gets underway at the Lakeside tomorrow. Just looking at the line up for Day 1, Larry Butler is intriguingly making his return to competitive darts and competing in the World Championship for the first time since 1992 when he lost to Denis Priestly in the first round. He had dabbled with the exhibition circuit for a while and won their Matchplay tournament in Blackpool in 1994.

Tomorrow’s line up:

Saturday, 2 January 2016

13:00 GMT

Jim Williams (Wal) v Tony O’Shea (Eng)
Craig Caldwell (NZ) v Alan Soutar (Sco)
Darryl Fitton (Eng) v Dennis Harbour (Eng)

18:30 GMT

Larry Butler (US) v James Hurrell (Eng)
Matthew Medhurst (Ned) v Jeff Smith (Can)
Glen Durrant (Eng) v Dean Reynolds (Wal)


finally some real action about to begin


Do we have an official thread for the tournament set up yet?


Another bumper weekend of BDO darts action again next weekend with the Quebec Open and the resumption of the county championship.

The Dutch Open is also just three weeks away.

A huge amount to look forward to in 2016.

Here’s the full BDO master fixtures list for the year ahead:

Jan 15 - 17

Quebec Open


Jan 16 - 17

BICC Inter-County Matches

Jan 23

Fleetwood Memorial Las Vegas Open


Jan 23 - 24

Romanian Classic

Bucharest, Romania

Jan 24

Romanian International Darts Open

Bucharest, Romania

Jan 24

Gwynedd Open

Wellmans Sports & Social Club, Parc Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate, Llangefni LL77 7JA

Jan 29 - 31

● ●

Dutch Open

De Bonte Wever Assen

Feb 6 - 7

BICC Inter-County Matches

Feb 12 - 14

● ●

Scottish Open

Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel, Renfrew, Scotland

Feb 14

Essex Open Darts Teenage Mixed Competition

Chelmsford Social Club, 55 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6JG

Feb 20

Syracuse Open


Feb 26 - 28

BDO Players Championship

Mar 5 - 6

BICC Inter-County Matches

Mar 11 - 13

Isle of Man Classic

Mar 11 - 13

Isle of Man Open

Mar 12 - 13

Winmau Iceland Open

Mar 14 - 20

Torremolinos Festival of Darts

Sol Principe Hotel, Torremolinos

Mar 18 - 20

Yorkshire Classic

Mar 19

Gibraltar Open

Mar 19

● ●

HAL Masters

Evenementenhal Venray, De Voorde 30, 5807 EZ Venray, Nederland

Mar 20

● ●

HAL Open

Evenementenhal Venray, De Voorde 30, 5807 EZ Venray, Nederland

Mar 25 - 28

BDO Festival of Darts

Apr 2

Virginia Beach Classic


Apr 2

White Mountain Shootout


Apr 2 - 3

BICC Inter-County Matches

Apr 8 - 10

BDO British Internationals

Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland

Apr 9

Charlotte Open


Apr 16 - 17

Bulls German Masters

Bochum, Germany

Apr 16 - 17

● ●

Bulls German Open

Bochum, Germany

Apr 23 - 24

BICC Inter-County Matches

Apr 29 - May 1

Denmark Open

Apr 29 - May 1

Estonian Open

May 5 - 8

The Darts Masters (TV Event) (EDO)

May 6 - 8

Finnish Open

May 8

BDO Delegates Meeting

Village Hotel, Dolomite Avenue, Coventry CV4 9GZ

May 12 - 15

● ●

Welsh Open

Pontins, Prestatyn, Wales

May 13 - 15

Bulls Muensterland Classic

May 13 - 15

Bulls Muensterland Trophy

May 13 - 15

Mill Rythe Spring Festival

Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Havant Road, Hayling Island PO11 0PB

May 14

Lithuanian Open

May 21

Wiltshire County Mens Open

The Cricklade Club, 38 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AY

May 21 - 22

Poland Open

Hotel Dobosz, Police, Poland

May 21 - 22

Police Masters

Hotel Dobosz, Police, Poland

May 22

Wiltshire County Ladies Open

The Cricklade Club, 38 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AY

May 27 - 30

BDO World Trophy

Jun 3 - 5

BDO International Open

Jun 3 - 5

● ●

Swiss Open

Jun 4

Scottish Youth Open

CISWO Club, Glenrothes

Jun 12

Lincolnshire Open

The Blues Club, North Street, Gainsborough DN21 2LU

Jun 18 - 19

● ●

England Open


Jun 24 - 26

Six Nations

Jun 25 - 26

Austrian Open Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Jul 2

BDO Gold Cup

Lakeside Country Club, Wharf Road, Frimley Green GU16 6PT

Jul 3

Southern Inter Counties Youth

Lakeside Country Club, Wharf Road, Frimley Green GU16 6PT

Jul 13 - 17

Europe Cup Youth

Budapest, Hungary

Jul 23 - 24

Youth Festival


Jul 29 - 31

BDO Shownights Open

Aug 5 - 7

● ●

Belgium Open

Aug 6

USA Classic


Aug 7


Village Hotel, Dolomite Avenue, Coventry CV4 9GZ

Aug 12 - 14

● ●

Antwerp Open

Aug 14

Champions Cup

Aug 19 - 21

LDO Swedish Classic

Malmo, Sweden

Aug 19 - 21

Swedish Open

Malmo, Sweden

Aug 26 - 28

● ●

French Open

Aug 27

LDO Ladies Classic

The Blues Club, North Street, Gainsborough DN21 2LU

Sep 3 - 4

BICC Inter-County Matches

Sep 9 - 11

England Classic


Sep 16 - 18

British Classic

Sep 16 - 18

British Open

Sep 20 - 24

Europe Cup

Zuiderduin Hotel, Engmond aan Zee

Sep 25

Netherlands Open

Zuiderduin Hotel, Engmond aan Zee

Oct 1 - 2

BICC Inter-County Matches

Oct 6 - 9

BDO World Matchplay

Oct 14 - 16

Latvian Open

Oct 14 - 16

Northern Ireland Open

Oct 15

Colorado Open


Oct 19 - 26

Turkish Open


Oct 22

Witch City Open


Oct 29 - 30

BICC Inter-County Matches

Nov 3 - 6

European Matchplay (TV Event) (EDO)

Nov 10 - 13

Jersey Classic

Nov 10 - 13

Jersey Open

Nov 11 - 13

Mill Rythe Autumn Festival

Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Havant Road, Hayling Island PO11 0PB

Nov 12

Seacoast Open


Nov 15 - 17

Malta Open

Nov 18 - 20

● ●

Czech Open

Nov 19 - 20

● ●

Sunparks Masters

Nov 20

BDO Delegates Meeting

Village Hotel, Dolomite Avenue, Coventry CV4 9GZ

Nov 24 - 27

BDO Winmau World Masters

Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB

Dec 3 - 4

BICC Inter-County Matches

Dec 9 - 11

● ●

Finder Darts Masters


Martin Adams bounced back from his World Championship disappointment like the true champion he is to retain his Dutch Open title today.

Wolfie emerged victorious from a field of over 3,000 players to beat home favourite Danny Noppert in the final in Assen, after taking out former pdc player Kevin McDine, who has made the step up to the big time, in the semi-final.

Another great Dutch Open tournament and once again so much credit is due to Niels De Ruiter and the splendid work he’s doing in the Dutch Darts Federation.


Terrible, terrible news for the darting family and for darts fans all around the world.

Martin Fitzmaurice, the greatest referee and MC the game has ever seen, has passed away at the age of 76.

A few minutes ago, I was still ecstatic after Liverpool’s amazing comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund.

Now, I am in tears writing this message that I hoped I would never have to write.

We have lost a giant.

Martin Fitzmaurice 1940-2016

Forever in our hearts
Let’s Play Darts


Did he fiddle with U16’s?