Stephen Bunting became only the fourth player in the tournament’s history to successfully defend the Winmau World Masters following a 7-0 victory of James Wilson on Sunday night in Hull.

2013 Winmau World MastersThe 40th staging of the event also saw last year’s ladies runner-up Deta Hedman reclaim the title she last won 19 years ago as she defeated Rachel Brooks 4-1 in the ladies event.

Bunting who did not drop a single set throughout the tournament brushed aside John Michael, Wesley Harms, Remco van Eijden and Darryl Fitton during his run to the final.

Current Lakeside champion Scott Waites lost out to Robbie Green at the quarter final stage. Green was then stopped in the semis by James Wilson who’s 6-3 victory secured his place in the final. Wilson’s progression to the final also saw him taking the notable first round scalp of Martin Adams and then edge a close quarter-final battle with Jan Dekker.

Richie George and Tony O’Shea were both dumped out in the first round, a missed attempt at double 10 for Ryan Searle called as game shot signalling the end for young Richie George.

The BDO issued a statement in respect of the incident which can be seen below:

At the climax of the Last 32 match between Richie George and Ryan Searle during the 2013 Winmau
World Masters, streaming footage has shown that the last dart of the game landed outside of the
double 10 segment.

Following Board level discussions the BDO would like to apologise for not issuing a statement sooner
but a thorough investigation needed to be conducted. This has now concluded and the Board have
agreed that a full review of tournament match play rules will be undertaken.

Tournament Director Wayne Williams said:

“This was a rare and genuine mistake however the incident has highlighted a contradiction in the
rules which will be addressed as a matter of urgency.”

2013 Winmau World Masters Mens Last 32 Results

2013 Winmau World Masters



The boys singles event was won by Shaun Lovett and Casey Gallagher continues to impress with her 4-0 victory over Kayleigh O’Neill in the girls final.




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