ESPN will broadcast exclusively live coverage of the BDO Winmau World Masters for a second consecutive year, continuing ESPN’s commitment to bringing viewers some of the best darts action Europe has to offer. The tournament will take place between 10th and 14th October in Hull City Hall, with ESPN broadcasting exclusively live coverage of key sessions from 12th to 14th October.

The coverage will be led by Ray Stubbs, presenter of both the BDO World Professional Darts Championships and the Winmau World Masters for several years during his time with the BBC.

All discussion and analysis will come live from the World Masters, capturing the unique atmosphere of live darts.

Staged and promoted  by the British Darts Organisation and sponsored by Hull City Council  in association with EY Events, the 39th anniversary Winmau World Masters is the oldest major darts tournament in  world darts, and it  is unique in  having four separate World Finals for  Men, Women, Boys and Girls.

BDO Chairman, Barry Gilbey says: “Not only are we delighted at the prospect of extensive TV coverage from ESPN for the World Masters, but we are also doubly delighted to be back at  Hull City Hall for this wonderful tournament. It is a great venue that will play host to the top ranked BDO and WDF player over three days of hugely competitive World Masters darts.”

ESPN’s first year broadcasting the Masters saw Yorkshireman Scott Waites end Martin Adams’ impressive run of three consecutive Masters victories – knocking Adams out in the Semi-Final before going on to become the 2011 Men’s World Master.

The two will both go into the 2012 Masters with high hopes, but can expect tough competition from the likes of Stephen Bunting, Tony O’Shea, Jan Dekker and top ranking players from the BDO and WDF.

Jeroen Oerlemans, Vice-President, TV Channels, ESPN EMEA, said: “We’re very pleased to bring viewers the Winmau World Masters again in 2012. Our first year broadcasting the competition was a great success and we’re looking forward to being part of the wonderful atmosphere and excitement.”

The Winmau World Masters 2012 will join an extensive portfolio of top class sport on ESPN. The tournament will sit alongside live televised coverage of the Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, UEFA Europa League, European league football, international football, plus the best in North American sports, motorsports and much more.

BDO World Masters Ticket Information 

BDO DartsSpectator tickets: OI482-300300 or online:

Wednesday, October 10th: £5


  • Doors Open 8AM/Toe-the-Oche 10AM.


Thursday, October 11th: £5

WINMAU World Masters Multi-Board Play-Offs

  • Doors open 8am/Toe-the-Oche 10AM
  • Both Play-Offs wiill be staged at the Costello Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull HU4 6XY.


Friday, October 12th: £20


  • Doors Open 12noon/Toe-the-Oche 1PM .


  • 2PM to 11PM. All Stage Matches (ESPN Televised)


Saturday, October 13th: £25


  • Doors Open 4pm/Toe-the-Oche 5PM


  • 7pm to 11.30pm approx. All Stage Matches (ESPN Televised)


Sunday, October 14th: £30

WINMAU World Masters Stage Finals (Exclusively on ESPN)


  • Doors Open 1pm/Toe-the-Oche 2.30PM to 11PM (approx).


EARLY BIRD TICKET FOR ALL DAYS: £60 if booked before SEPT.14

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