The world’s best disability darts players have set out on a journey they hope will lead to the 2018 Winmau WDDA World Masters title.
Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand, in conjunction with the World Disability Darts Association (WDDA) and British Disability Darts Association (BDDA), have announced details of the five events that make up the BDDA’s ‘Road to the Winmau Tour’ qualification process.
Players from around the world with disabilities will compete for 24 places at the Winmau World Masters, the longest-running darts major, which will take place from October 3rd to 7th at a yet-to-be-announced UK venue. The BDDA’s top ten players at the end of August will qualify automatically, as will three from the Netherlands and Belgium.
There will also be slots for winners of the WDDA Dutch Open and Hague Disability Darts Invitational as well as six wild card entries.
BDDA qualifying events (dates may be subject to change) are:
- September 23rd 2017 BDDA British Open which was held at Bridlington
- March 10-11th - BDDA Classic, WeoleyCastle Working Mens Club, 158 Barnes Hill, Birmingham B29 5TY
- May 11th - BDDA Welsh Open, Pontins, Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, North Wales
- June 16th BDDA Harlequin Trophy, Stafford Rangers FC, Stafford, ST16 3UF
- July 14th-15th - BDDA BDO Winmau Wolverhampton Open. Wolverhampton Indoor Community Centre. Racecourse Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0QU
- 22-23th September - BDDA British Open. The Spa, South Marine Drive, East Riding, Bridlington YO15 3JH. This event will be the first ranking event for 2019)
“Disability darts continues to go from strength to strength in terms of the number and quality of players taking part in professionally organised, high-class events, and the WDDA and BDDA should be congratulated for that,” says Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director. “The road to qualification for the Winmau World Masters is going to be long and hard. The players who reach the end and make the finals will have truly earned their places on one of the biggest stages in the sport.”
Sarah Smale, the WDDA’s tournament director, added: “With 24 qualifying places to compete for this year, the Winmau WDDA World Masters is going to be bigger and even better than before. The tournament is the pinnacle of disability darts and wouldn’t be possible without the support of Winmau and the BDO.”
For more details on the BDDA’s events: http://www.bddadarts.co.uk/road-to-winmau-tour
Full information with regard to the WDDA can be found on their website: http://www.world-disability-darts.org/
BDDA Twitter: @BddaWdda
BDDA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/918836804857813/