What happened to the BDO darts world championship?
The BDO was a founder member of the World Darts Federation in 1976. It also staged a World Professional Darts Championship from 1978 to 2020. Financial issues led to prizemoney for the 2020 World Championship being greatly reduced. The BDO subsequently went into liquidation in September 2020.
Is there a BDO darts world championship?
The BDO World Darts Championship was a world championship competition in darts, organised by the British Darts Organisation (BDO). It was held 43 times from 1978 to 2020….BDO World Darts Championship.
|BDO World Professional Darts Championship|
|Prize fund||£164,000 (2020)|
What replaced the BDO?
Sadly in September 2020, the BDO went in liquidation. The World Darts Federation WDF is likely to introduce its own World Championships and Master during 2021. United Kingdon Darts Association will run the former British County Championships which will now be known as the National League.
Do darts players still drink?
In amateur leagues and tournaments, dart players can drink alcohol and this is common practice in most countries. For professional darts players, however, drinking during a televised game has been banned on stage since 1989, though professional darts players can consume alcohol before a game and during breaks.
Who won BDO darts 2020?
Wayne Warren won his first world title with a 7–4 win over fellow Welshman Jim Williams in the final. He became the oldest player ever to win a world title. It was the final World Darts Championship organised by the BDO due to the collapse of the organisation in September 2020.
Why did the BDO leave Lakeside?
Embarrassment for BDO World Darts Championship as TV cameras highlight lack of fan support after leaving Lakeside. After 33 years at its spiritual home of Lakeside Country Club in Surrey, the BDO decided to relocate the annual tournament to the Indigo Arena at the O2 in Greenwich in an attempt to raise more funds.