The 30th edition of the International Darts Tournament Belgian Open will be organized during the weekend of 5th, 6th and 7th August 2011 at the Community Center Den Boomgaard, Antwerpsesteenweg 57 at Broechem-Ranst. The venue is app 15 km from the center of Antwerp, where you can find accommodation at any price.

The program for the Belgian Open 2011

On Friday 5th August 2011 there will be a warming up singles tournament played, with entry on the spot till 7pm. The tournament begins at app 7.30pm and will be played in 5 categories: ladies, girls, men’s, boys and young boys (if enough entries).

On Saturday 6th August 2011 the Belgian Open Singles (ladies, men’s, girls and boys) will be played. At 10am the men’s are played, followed by the youth and ladies. After conclusion of all semi finals, the finals will be played on stage.

Sunday 7th August 2011 the pairs (mixed, ladies and men) are played. At 10am the mixed pairs will start and after the semi finals of the mixed, the ladies and men’s pairs will start. All finals are played on stage after the semi final of the ladies and men’s pairs.

The Belgian Open is the second tournament of the International Belgium Darts Tour IBDT) and has a prize fund of 17.500 euro, with a first prize of 2.300 euro for the men’s singles winner and 1.000 euro for the ladies singles winner.

Besides the own IBDT ranking, the Belgian Open Singles are highly ranked by the WDF (cat 2) and BDO (men’s cat A and ladies cat B) and counts also for the Zuiderduin Masters ranking. For Belgian players the Belgian Open is also the start of the new National Ranking with 3 days of competition where points can be gained.

The winner in each category of the singles also receives a ticket for the Winmau World Masters Championships 2011 and the ladies and men’s winner also are invited for the qualifying tournament of the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships 2012, held the day before the Winmay starts. All players for the singles must be eligible to play in the Winmau World Masters and Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.

Many top players of different countries will participate at the Belgian Open. The players don’t come only for the money and ranking points, but also for pleasure. The Belgian Open means meeting old friends, having a beer together and having a great weekend.

We hope to receive your entry as soon as possible. Entries close on Sunday 31st July 2011, both for the singles and pairs! You have less than a month to enter. As the draw will be made the day after closure of entries, no late entries are accepted. Changes in the pairs will be accepted until Saturday 6th August 2011 at 7pm.

Registration cards with times and boards where players need to play, need to be picked up at the venue. Those will be available at the venue from the Friday evening. Entries can be done online at www.bdbdarts.be

Payment for entries must be received before 2nd August 2011 on the account Fortis bank BE31 0016 0460 8655 (BIC code GEBA BE BB) in name of Remi Verbeeck, Hensellaan B 15, 2960 Brecht, Belgium.

For further information you can always contact the BDB President, Remi Verbeeck by mobile phone +32 496 624342, at home +32 3 2930793 of by e-mail verbeeck@priximedia.be

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