THE BDO BRITISH OPEN returns to The Spa, Bridlington with a ‘top-of-the-bill ‘ darts line-up of players from the whole of the UK, plus a large contingent of Dutch stars and players from Cyprus, Belgium, Austria and Germany.
Leading the way is Yorkshire’s SCOTT WAITES (ranked BDO No.1) who will be defending the title he won 12 months ago, and he will face tough competition from World Champions MARTIN ADAMS and JOHNBOY WALTON, plus TV favourites TONY O’SHEA, DARRYL FITTON and Leeds based MARTIN ATKINS.
Making his Bridlington debut will be RITCHIE GEORGE, the 22 year-old son of darts legend Bobby George, who is now in the BDO’s Top 20 ranked players and certain of a place in this year’s Winmau World Masters in Hull and the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.
High-flying Yorkshire county player, LORRAINE FARLAM will be defending her title and will face strong competition from BDO No.1 DETA HEDMAN, World Masters Champion LISA ASHTON and 9 times World Champion TRINA GULLIVER. The 38th anniversary BDO British Open is staged and promoted by the British Darts Organisation and sponsored by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in association with EY Events.
Schedule: Friday, August 31st: 2 PM to 5PM Players Register for the Men’s and Women’s Blind Draw Pairs (entries only accepted at the venue on the day). Toe-the-oche 6PM. For the very first time spectators will be able to watch the Friday night sessions free of charge. Saturday, September 1st: 10AM-11AM Players Register for Men’s & Women’s Pairs (pre-entered). 12 mid-day: Toe the oche Men’s & Women’s Pairs. Sunday, September 2nd: 8.30-9.30AM Players Register for Men’s & Women’s Singles (pre-enter). Toe the Oche: 10AM Men’s & Women’s Singles. STAGE MATCHES 5PM to 7PM approx: Men’s and Women’s Pairs and Singles Semi-Finals and Finals.
Spectator tickets available from The Spa Box Office: 01262-678258 or online at www.spabridtickets.com.
Admission tickets prices for spectators are as follows:
Friday, August 31st: FREE
Saturday, September 1st: £ 10.00
Sunday, September 2nd: £ 10.00
WEEKEND TICKET for Saturday and Sunday: £ 14.00
For full information on the BRITISH DARTS ORGANISATION go to: www.bdodarts.com