Organisers of the first BDO World Trophy at Blackpool Tower next month have scored a major coup after securing Eurosport to cover the event.

BDO EventsBDO Events, the commercial partner of the British Darts Organisation, is delighted to announce that it has signed Europe’s leading sports channel to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the tournament, which takes place at the iconic tower from February 5-9.

The deal will see daily pan-European reporting giving fans the chance to see live coverage on Eurosport 1 and UK Eurosport throughout the tournament.

Scott Newhouse, BDO Events managing director, said: “Eurosport is a key partner for us. Their experience and live coverage will contribute hugely to the international fame of our new tournament and is testimony to how the World Trophy is already being recognised by the darts world.”

The BDO World Trophy will take place in the stunning Tower Ballroom and will see around 1,000 players joining top professionals to battle it out for the title and a guaranteed £115,000 prize pot, one of the largest in BDO darts.

Players from all over the world including BDO big names Scott Waites, Stephen Bunting, Jan Dekker, Martin Adams and Tony O’Shea will be taking part in the tournament, which is the first in a year-long programme of events culminating in the Super Series in July.

The winner of the World Trophy, with Special Event ranking points up for grabs, will qualify for immediate entry into the playoffs at the Winmau Word Masters and the Lakeside World Championships.

Tickets range from £5 to £35 for spectators and £20 for men and £15 for ladies to take part. For further information and to register visit www.bdoevents.com or telephone 01709 555343.

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