Darts players and fans from all over the world will be heading to Blackpool in early February to participate in a major new darts tournament. The BDO World Trophy will see both amateur qualifiers and BDO professionals battle it out for the title and a guaranteed £115,000 prize pot.

BDO World TrophyThe first BDO event of its kind to take place in the stylish Tower Ballroom from 4-9 February, is open to all and organisers are now taking applications from players eager to compete alongside the game’s greats including Scott Waites, Stephen Bunting, Jan Dekker and Richie George.

The tournament has been organised by The British Darts Organisation (BDO) and its new commercial arm BDO Events in a bid to develop the game by enhancing the player and fan experience, and is expected to attract thousands of fans to the the iconic Blackpool Tower.

The World Trophy is the first in a year-long programme of events culminating in the Super Series in July.

Scott Waites, the 2013 BDO World Darts Champion, said: “A new event on the world stage is just what we need. For me it’s as much about playing darts with my mates on a Monday night and having a laugh, as the razzmatazz of the big tournaments.

“But I’m walking taller since winning the BDO World’s and very proud of that title. I’ve really turned it up a notch this year. It’s time for a new era of darts and this major new tournament will spice things up at the top in a really unique venue.”

Top players from throughout the world are already competing in play offs to determine who will represent their country in the World Trophy.

Scott Newhouse, BDO Events managing director, added: “ We are so excited about the World Trophy. The launch of this new competition and the sizeable prize fund is the right direction for the BDO, which will see men and women competing for this new title in the first of what is going to be an exciting year of new tournaments in the darts world. 2014 will be a true festival of darts.”

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.

 

The BDO World Trophy

 

The BDO World Trophy is the Newest “Major” Darts tournament added to the BDO’s events calendar it is:

  • A genuine world open darts competition for all, including professional and amateur players (Compliant with BDO Eligibility Rules)
  • Held from February 4th – 9th 2014 at Blackpool’s Iconic Tower.. Utilising the entire venue for Knockouts right through to the Final.
  • 4th Ladies Knockout event held in the Tower Lounge and Circus
  • 5th Men’s Knockout event held in the Tower Lounge and Circus
  • 6th to the 9th Main event held in the World Famous Tower Ballroom
  • Top World (Grade A) ranking points
  • £115,000 prize fund – the second largest behind the Lakeside World Championships
  • Participation from the world’s top ranked players:
  • 4 qualifiers
  • 16 top ranked BDO professional darts players.
  • Winners of the Lakeside & Winmau Masters (Should the winners of these majors already be in the draw then entry will be taken from the next ranked player.)
  • 8 players from around the World representing the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia & Scandinavia and Baltic regions
  • 2 Wild Card Players
  • 8 top ranked Ladies, Winners of Lakeside & Winmau Masters, 4 qualifiers and 2 Wild Card Players
  • Schedule, Qualifiers, and full details to follow. Join our Newsletter to be kept up to date about all things BDO Events. Or Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Face book

The winner automatically qualifies for the end of season Super Series & receives automatic entry into the Lakeside World Championships and Winmau World Masters Playoffs.

View the draw for the Men’s and Women’s main events here

To enter the BDO World Trophy and be in with a chance to win and take part in what is to be the New Dawn of Darts, then please select the competition you wish to enter (men’s or women’s). Your ticket will be your entry pass on the day of the event.  Event details and schedule will be sent to your email address prior to the event. BDO Eligibility Rules must be adhered to in order to play in this competition.

BDO World Trophy Prize Fund

Place Men’s Women’s
Winner £30,000 £6,000
Runner Up £12,000 £2,400
Joint 3rd 2 x £5,000 2 x £1,000
Joint 5th 4 x £2,500 4 x £500
Joint 9th 8 x £1,250 8 x £250
Joint 17th 16 x £500
Totals £80,000.00 £14,400
Men’s & Ladies’ sum total prize monies £94,400
Highest check out £1,000
9 Dart Finish pot £20,000
Sum total prize fund £115,400

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