World Masters History


The BDO Winmau World Masters is the oldest established major darts tournament in the world and second only in importance to the BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.

It was first played in 1974, and the 2018 Masters will celebrate 45 consecutive years of Winmau World Masters darts.

The Men's Masters features the top sixteen ranked players in the BDO Invitation tables – guaranteeing the top players being on stage as an attraction to both venue and TV audiences.

Players from seventy-two countries are invited, including Champions from over 300 national and international singles events worldwide.

An estimated 5,000 darts fans, players and officials are expected to attend the competition.

The World Masters is unique in being the only official Singles Championships in world darts that has five separate stand-alone World titles in one weekend:

  • - Men’s Masters
  • - Women’s Masters
  • - Boys Masters
  • - Girls Masters
  • - WDDA Masters
    • Importantly, there is a clear link between the World Masters and the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships, which emphasises their dual importance in televised world darts. If the winners of the Men's and Women's World Masters have not already qualified for Lakeside, then they will gain automatic entry into the World Professional as the current Winmau World Masters Champions.

      This ensures the seamless link between the two BDO televised majors and clearly illustrates their importance to World darts and to the top men and women players around the globe.


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      Winmau World Masters Past Winners



      MENS CHAMPIONS

      1974 - Cliff Inglis
      1975 - Alan Evans
      1976 - John Lowe
      1977 - Eric Bristow
      1978 - Ron Davis
      1979 - Eric Bristow
      1980 - John Lowe
      1981 - Eric Bristow
      1982 - Dave Whitcombe
      1983 - Eric Bristow
      1984 - Eric Bristow
      1985 - Dave Whitcombe
      1986 - Bob Anderson
      1987 - Bob Anderson
      1988 - Bob Anderson
      1989 - Peter Evison
      1990 - Phil Taylor
      1991 - Rod Harrington
      1992 - Dennis Priestley
      1993 - Steve Beaton
      1994 - Richie Burnett
      1995 - Erik Clarys
      1996 - Colin Monk
      1997 - Graham Hunt
      1998 - Les Wallace
      1999 - Andy Fordham
      2000 - John Walton
      2001 - Raymond van Barneveld
      2002 - Mark Dudbridge
      2003 - Tony West
      2004 - Mervyn King
      2005 - Raymond van Barneveld
      2006 - Michael van Gerwen
      2007 - Robert Thornton
      2008 - Martin Adams
      2009 - Martin Adams
      2010 - Martin Adams
      2011 - Scott Waites
      2012 - Stephen Bunting 
      2013 – Stephen Bunting
      2014 – Martin Phillips 
      2015 - Glen Durrant
      2016 - Glen Durrant
      2017 - Krzysztof Ratajski
      2018 - Adam Smith-Neale

      WOMENS CHAMPIONS

      1982 - Ann Marie Davies
      1983 - Sonja Ralphs
      1984 - Kathy Wones
      1985 - Lilian Barnett
      1986 - Kathy Wones
      1987 - Ann Thomas
      1988 - Mandy Solomons
      1989 - Mandy Solomons
      1990 - Rhian Speed
      1991 - Sandy Reitan
      1992 - Leeanne Maddock
      1993 - Mandy Solomons
      1994 - Deta Hedman
      1995 - Sharon Colclough
      1996 - Sharon Douglas
      1997 - Mandy Solomons
      1998 - Karen Smith
      1999 - Francis Hoenselaar
      2000 - Trina Gulliver
      2001 - Anne Kirk
      2002 - Trina Gulliver
      2003 - Trina Gulliver
      2004 - Trina Gulliver
      2005 - Trina Gulliver
      2006 - Francis Hoenselaar
      2007 - Karin Krappen
      2008 - Francis Hoenselaar
      2009 - Linda Ithurralde
      2010 - Julie Gore
      2011 - Lish Ashton
      2012 - Julie Gore 
      2013 – Deta Hedman
      2014 – Anastasia Dobromyslova 
      2015 - Aileen De Graaf
      2016 - Trina Gulliver MBE 
      2017 - Lorraine Winstanley
      2018 - Lisa Ashton 

      WDDA Champions

      2014 – Ricky Chilton
      2015 - Vince D’hondt
      2016 - Vince D’hondt
      2017 - Kevin Turner
      2018 - Michael Davies

      YOUTH CHAMPIONS MIXED

      1986 - Harith Lim
      1987 - Sean Bell
      1988 - Sean Dowling
      1989 - Dennis Beisser
      1990 - Craig Clancy
      1991 - Michael Barnard
      1992 - Leeanne Maddock
      1993 - Jamie Caven
      1994 - Steven de Brucker
      1995 - Martin Whatmough
      1996 - Carsten Hoffmann
      1997 - Aaron Turner
      1998 - Paul Higgins

      BOYS CHAMPIONS

      1999 - Martin Brown
      2000 - Danny Ballard
      2001 - Stephen Bunting
      2002 - Sean McDonald
      2003 - Kirk Shepherd
      2004 - Oskar Lukasiak
      2005 - Jonny Nijs
      2006 - Maarten Pape
      2007 - Shaun Griffiths
      2008 - Shaun Griffiths
      2009 - Jamie Lewis
      2010 - Reece Robinson
      2011 - Jimmy Hendriks
      2012 - Jeffrey de Zwaan 
      2013 – Shaun Lovett
      2014 – Colin Roelofs 
      2015 - Justin van Tergouw
      2016 - Justin van Tergouw 
      2017 - Nico Blum
      2018 - Jurjen van der Velde

      GIRLS CHAMPIONS

      1999 - Janine Gough
      2000 - Janine Gough
      2001 - Anastasia Dobromyslova
      2002 - Lynsey McDonald
      2003 - Stevis Riggs
      2004 - Irene Adrianova
      2005 - Laura Tye
      2006 - Kimberley Lewis
      2007 - Kimberley Lewis
      2008 - Linda Odén
      2009 - Zoe Jones
      2010 - Zoe Jones
      2011 - Emily Davidson
      2012 - Fallon Sherrock 
      2013 - Casey Gallagher
      2014 - Robyn Byrne 
      2015 - Danielle Ashton
      2016 - Veronika Koroleva 
      2017 - Beau Greaves
      2018 - Beau Greaves



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