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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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Report HGS August 2, 2019 7:06 PM BST
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
Report HGS August 2, 2019 7:12 PM BST
Should read - Lakeside have kept the BDO World Championship going over the last several years as main sponsors.
Report GoBallistic August 2, 2019 10:27 PM BST
Sad
Report wisewords August 3, 2019 1:47 AM BST
It's not the main O2, HGS. It's 'Indigo at the O2' which is the smaller venue
Report HGS August 3, 2019 2:20 PM BST
Why the move then? Must be bigger. Not like frimley green a million  miles from London??
Report wisewords August 3, 2019 3:39 PM BST
Cheaper to hire out?
Report HGS August 3, 2019 5:32 PM BST
Must have new sponsors then.
Report wisewords August 3, 2019 8:48 PM BST
Must be skint more like.
Report GRANTCKING August 3, 2019 10:24 PM BST
the lakesideeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (the former home of world darts)
Report wisewords August 4, 2019 1:18 AM BST
Now they haven't got a permanent home that reminds everyone about their Worlds, it's over imo.
Report HGS August 4, 2019 11:30 AM BST
Which makes it all the more bizarre. Did Lakeside pull the plug? Can't think why they would do this  otherwise.
Report GRANTCKING August 4, 2019 4:17 PM BST
bob potter got tired of having to help fund the tournament
Report bobweenit August 9, 2019 2:23 PM BST
Sad
Report peckerdunne October 6, 2019 10:20 PM BST
aint got a pot to piss indigo
Report casemoney December 19, 2019 9:53 PM GMT
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
Report tobermory December 23, 2019 9:23 PM GMT
Are the BBC still showing it ?

That is the key thing imo
Report wondersobright December 23, 2019 9:29 PM GMT
no
Report Richie_Burnett December 24, 2019 11:54 PM GMT
It's on Quest/#144, show snooker sometimes on there too.
Report GRANTCKING December 30, 2019 11:28 PM GMT
BBC Sport
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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.
Report Latalomne December 31, 2019 8:03 AM GMT
Just read that, G!  That's shocking!  (probably no more than they deserve, though)
Report HGS December 31, 2019 1:34 PM GMT
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.
Report tobermory December 31, 2019 8:37 PM GMT
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.
Report tobermory December 31, 2019 8:40 PM GMT
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
Report MC Roller December 31, 2019 8:41 PM GMT
Just listening to the old theme tune, a sublime minute piece....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgBZ0pRII
Report tobermory December 31, 2019 8:46 PM GMT
Prize money fund for 2020 = £150K

That is what it was in 1996 Surprised

And in 1990 it was 153K Crazy
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 7:46 PM GMT
Grin are we all ready for 2mrow
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 7:46 PM GMT
LETS PLAY DARTS
Report wisewords January 3, 2020 7:53 PM GMT
what time does the action kick off?
Report wisewords January 3, 2020 7:53 PM GMT
anymore pull outs after Fallon?
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:01 PM GMT
none that ive heard of
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:02 PM GMT

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


what time does the action kick off?


its usually around 12:30

Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:02 PM GMT
1pm it is, just checked
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:06 PM GMT

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

Report wisewords January 3, 2020 8:31 PM GMT

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


1pm it is, just checked


> Eurosport 1?

Report wisewords January 3, 2020 8:31 PM GMT

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

Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:34 PM GMT

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

Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:34 PM GMT

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


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


.

Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:36 PM GMT
you know its desperate when even eurosports dont want a piece of you
Report wisewords January 3, 2020 8:36 PM GMT
Whoops
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:37 PM GMT
Grin is jim williams the man to beat
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:37 PM GMT
sorry jin williams!
Report wisewords January 3, 2020 8:38 PM GMT
no idea, not looked at it. he's not the best under pressure so will probs find a way to mug it away?
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 8:42 PM GMT
the field is very muggy
Report Latalomne January 3, 2020 9:31 PM GMT
Leighton Bennett's only 25s, FFS!  He's 14 years old!!
Report HGS January 3, 2020 9:48 PM GMT
TV coverage on Eurosport and Quest. From what I gather, Quest will be showing the weekday afternoon sessions.
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 11:19 PM GMT
Grin
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 11:20 PM GMT
just checked quest, thank god its an HD channel!
Report CLYDEBANK29 January 4, 2020 12:23 PM GMT
Looking forward to watching 15 year old Beau Greaves.  She beat Leighton Bennett 4-3 in the final of the England Open Youth final commentator "we've been watching Beau yesterday and today playing absolutely wonderful darts, 30 averages (for one dart)" She's also hit a 9 darter in competition this year.  I assume she was too young to enter The World Masters and World Trophy as she didn't enter either.  But of the 13 women's ranking events she's played since May, she's won 9 of them, and of the 4 defeats, 3 were in the final to Lisa Ashton.  Three of those were in September, which represents a dip in form, since she won all 6 ranking events she entered from May to August, beating all the top female players, in addition to the mixed youth event.
Report CLYDEBANK29 January 4, 2020 1:15 PM GMT
Had a look at the men's event before Xmas.  Only cam eup with one bet which was Darren Herewini to beat Simon Stainton, but the odds against has gone.  I thought he should've been around 1/2 to 4/6, but with players who are largely unknown like these there is a lot of guesswork.

Jim Williams is the obv fave as his draw is kind and his best recent form is probably the best recent form.  Overall the standard is very average and as the World Masters and World Trophy showed, almost anyone can win
Report wisewords January 4, 2020 1:38 PM GMT
Jim Williams fantastic outright lay
Report Danno January 4, 2020 1:50 PM GMT
Anyone know a site that provides live scores, stats etc (like live.dartsdata.com does for the PDC)?
Report Latalomne January 4, 2020 1:53 PM GMT
You took the words right out of my mouth, Danno!  B365 has averages, but they didn't tally with the live.dartsdata or the on-screen scores for the PDC....
Report CLYDEBANK29 January 4, 2020 1:56 PM GMT
http://www.dartsforwin.com/live/livescore.html?matchid=105847110DAV
Report CLYDEBANK29 January 4, 2020 1:57 PM GMT
just google "darts for windows live scoring"

pretty decent average there considering he won 9 out of 11 matches
Report CLYDEBANK29 January 4, 2020 1:58 PM GMT
legs not matches
Report Latalomne January 4, 2020 2:05 PM GMT
Many thanks, CB!
Report Danno January 4, 2020 2:10 PM GMT
Thanks CB.

Hold the front page - JOHN GWYNNE IS COMMENTATING!!!
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND January 5, 2020 6:30 PM GMT
Should have got Chris Kamara to comment on the darts.  Did he just score a 180 Kammy, I dont know Jeff, did he?
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