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THE BDO WORLD PROFESSIONAL DARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS 

After four decades of this prestigious competition residing at The Lakeside, we are excited to announce that the new home of the BDO World Professional Darts Championships is Indigo at the O2, London!

We have such fond memories and are extremely grateful to The Lakeside, especially Bob & Barbara Potter and all that have helped over the years to make the most famous darts tournament in the world, such a success.     

Moving to The O2, the most popular venue in the world, is an amazing opportunity and we look forward to working with the O2 and their partners over the coming years to develop a new future for the BDO World Professional Darts Championships. 

Further announcements to follow soon regarding on-sale dates and tournament/venue information.

See you in London January 2020!

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By:
HGS
When: 02 Aug 19 18:06
I think that's a crying shame. Lakeside have kept the BDO going over the last several years as main sponsors. Shouldn't think the Potters are best pleased. I'm not even sure the BDO Worlds is big enough to be played at the 02. Shouldn't have a problem getting tickets. Cry
By:
HGS
When: 02 Aug 19 18:12
Should read - Lakeside have kept the BDO World Championship going over the last several years as main sponsors.
By:
GoBallistic
When: 02 Aug 19 21:27
Sad
By:
wisewords
When: 03 Aug 19 00:47
It's not the main O2, HGS. It's 'Indigo at the O2' which is the smaller venue
By:
HGS
When: 03 Aug 19 13:20
Why the move then? Must be bigger. Not like frimley green a million  miles from London??
By:
wisewords
When: 03 Aug 19 14:39
Cheaper to hire out?
By:
HGS
When: 03 Aug 19 16:32
Must have new sponsors then.
By:
wisewords
When: 03 Aug 19 19:48
Must be skint more like.
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Aug 19 21:24
the lakesideeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (the former home of world darts)
By:
wisewords
When: 04 Aug 19 00:18
Now they haven't got a permanent home that reminds everyone about their Worlds, it's over imo.
By:
HGS
When: 04 Aug 19 10:30
Which makes it all the more bizarre. Did Lakeside pull the plug? Can't think why they would do this  otherwise.
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 04 Aug 19 15:17
bob potter got tired of having to help fund the tournament
By:
bobweenit
When: 09 Aug 19 13:23
Sad
By:
peckerdunne
When: 06 Oct 19 21:20
aint got a pot to piss indigo
By:
casemoney
When: 19 Dec 19 20:53
Goodbye BDO , can you imagine the Prices if people want to stay over etc lot of people went for a Few days Lakeside

always meant to go for a couple of Days never got round to it ...

What about the Price of Drinks food  ETC
By:
tobermory
When: 23 Dec 19 20:23
Are the BBC still showing it ?

That is the key thing imo
By:
wondersobright
When: 23 Dec 19 20:29
no
By:
Richie_Burnett
When: 24 Dec 19 22:54
It's on Quest/#144, show snooker sometimes on there too.
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 30 Dec 19 22:28
BBC Sport
@BBCSport
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The British Darts Organisation says the prize money for the World Championship will be "reduced somewhat" after only 15% of the tickets were sold.
By:
Latalomne
When: 31 Dec 19 07:03
Just read that, G!  That's shocking!  (probably no more than they deserve, though)
By:
HGS
When: 31 Dec 19 12:34
Indeed. Reaping what they sow. They always had the nostalgia of the Lakeside. Now.....well we'll just have to see. The e-mails sent to participants are nowt short of a disgrace, please turn up but the prize fund isn't guaranteed. Shocking stuff.
By:
tobermory
When: 31 Dec 19 19:37
Ty, Wonders.

I see the BBC dropped it a while back. I understand now why I'd never heard of Durrant.

The BDO Worlds is the sort of thing I'd come across while channel hopping but not something I would be scrolling through hundreds of channels to find.
By:
tobermory
When: 31 Dec 19 19:40
In a letter sent to qualified players the BDO said it would “reduce somewhat” the prize money available for the tournaments, which begin on 4 January, “whilst still retaining a very lucrative incentive”.

The statement added that ticket sales for the event were “currently only at a total of 15% of ticket availability, and therefore the income is 85% down on [our] budget predictions”. The BDO also listed TV production costs and “previous debts incurred” – and, in addition, claimed that its brand was too “toxic” to attract new sponsorship.

Our commercial advisers [Sportotal] have informed [us] that title or other sponsorship has been impossible to secure for the [tournaments], due mainly to the adverse publicity that the BDO has received on various aspects of social media, and that in their opinion the BDO is currently ‘toxic’,” the statement added.

It has been reported that the prize money pot has been cut from £329,000 to £150,000, with the women’s champion receiving £8,000, compared to £12,000 this year. The BDO chairman, Des Jacklin, had previously claimed that the prize fund for women would be “almost doubled” for 2020.


Scared Wow sounds like this is the end of the whole thing
By:
MC Roller
When: 31 Dec 19 19:41
Just listening to the old theme tune, a sublime minute piece....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgBZ0pRII
By:
tobermory
When: 31 Dec 19 19:46
Prize money fund for 2020 = £150K

That is what it was in 1996 Surprised

And in 1990 it was 153K Crazy
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 18:46
Grin are we all ready for 2mrow
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 18:46
LETS PLAY DARTS
By:
wisewords
When: 03 Jan 20 18:53
what time does the action kick off?
By:
wisewords
When: 03 Jan 20 18:53
anymore pull outs after Fallon?
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 19:01
none that ive heard of
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 19:02

Jan 3, 2020 -- 1:53PM, wisewords wrote:


what time does the action kick off?


its usually around 12:30

By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 19:02
1pm it is, just checked
By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 19:06

Jan 3, 2020 -- 1:53PM, wisewords wrote:


anymore pull outs after Fallon?


Grin "fallon has decided to withdraw to concentrate on Q school" then 24 hours later "fallon is playing in the german celebrity darts" fecking lol, she shouldve just admitted the truth instead of lying

By:
wisewords
When: 03 Jan 20 19:31

Jan 3, 2020 -- 2:02PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


1pm it is, just checked


> Eurosport 1?

By:
wisewords
When: 03 Jan 20 19:31

Jan 3, 2020 -- 2:06PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


Jan  3, 2020 --  7:53PM, wisewords wrote:anymore pull outs after Fallon? "fallon has decided to withdraw to concentrate on Q school" then 24 hours later "fallon is playing in the german celebrity darts" fecking lol, she shouldve just admitted the truth instead of lying


> Fallon Sherrock is the best of the best

By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 19:34

Jan 3, 2020 -- 2:31PM, wisewords wrote:


Jan  3, 2020 --  8:02PM, GRANTCKING wrote:1pm it is, just checked> Eurosport 1?


no its some channel called quest I think, ch144 rings a bell

By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 19:34

Dec 24, 2019 -- 5:54PM, Richie_Burnett wrote:


It's on Quest/#144, show snooker sometimes on there too.


.

By:
GRANTCKING
When: 03 Jan 20 19:36
you know its desperate when even eurosports dont want a piece of you
By:
wisewords
When: 03 Jan 20 19:36
Whoops
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