The Jersey Festival of darts was once regarded as one of the most important most anticipated events in the BDO calendar. First organised in the early nineteen eighties the festival quickly became an annual pilgrimage for hundreds of darts enthusiasts and all the top players of the day would regularly attend.

Jersey Festival of DartsDarts players and fans alike will therefore be pleased to learn that the event has been resurrected by Howard Miller for 2012, the £23,000 darts festival will take place between 14-17 November 2012 at the Merton Hotel.

2012 will be the 18th staging of the Jersey Darts Festival, the previous 17 festivals have been contested by the likes of Phil Taylor, Mike Gregory, Peter Evison, Dennis Priestly, Leighton Rees, Alan Evans, Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Bob Anderson.

“Always one of my favourite events and I have so many wonderful memories of the place, the fact that it is back is great news for darts enthusiasts, especially with Howard promoting it, lets hope like years gone by that this too runs for the next twenty years”   Eric Bristow

The 2012 event is likely to attract the big names in the modern BDO game, with the noticeable exception of Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams who will apparently be sunning himself elsewhere!

Further details can be found on the Jersey Festival of Darts dedicated website. The 4 day event is sponsored by Target, Dartscorner and inside darts magazine, and includes 2 ranking tournaments within it’s schedule.Alternatively you can download the entry details here, please be aware of a date error which should read Wednesday 14th November, not 13th as shown.

More importantly though Saturday will see the Dartscorner No Hopers & Cabbages tournament, for those that have won nowt in the other events!


A 4 night stay at the Merton hotel including entry into the main events costs from £199 pp based on two persons sharing, under 12’s accompanied by 2 adults can be added for an additional £10 per night.

Transfers from the ferry terminal or airport can also be arranged .

Tournament Schedule (Ranking)
  • Thursday 15th November – Jersey Mens & Ladies Opens (Cat B BDO) £6200 & £2000 prize funds
  • Friday 16th November – Jersey Mens & Ladies Classic (Cat B BDO) £5200 & £2000 prize funds
  • Saturday 17th November – Quarter finals, semi-finals and finals of above
Non Ranking Tournaments
  • Wednesday 14th November – Channel Islands Championship (DI/DO)
  • Thursday 15th November – Mens & Ladies Doubles
  • Friday 16th November – Mixed Doubles
  • Saturday 17th November – The Dartscorner No Hopers and Cabbages!

Any player winning both ranking events will receive £1000 and £400 in the mens and womens respectively.

A 9 dart finish in any of the ranking finals will also attract a £1000 prize, with £250 awarded for a 170 checkout.

All four ranking event winners will receive a free invitation to defend their titles in 2013.