The hugely popular BDO British Open Darts Championship is returning to Bridlington with the cream of men’s and ladies’ darts from across the UK and Europe.
Once again Bridlington Spa confirms its renowned reputation as a hotbed for BDO darts, and plays host to stars and top ranked players within the BDO system.
The men’s events are now a top ranked Category A+ event on the Sunday, and the Saturday sees the BDO British Classic, which is a category A event, making this double header event one of the BDO’s most prestigious events in the darting calendar. The ladies also have a double header event, which are Category B events both days.
Bridlington Spa will play host to the British Open Darts Championship from Friday, 21 to Sunday, 23 September.
Founded in 1973, the British Darts Organisation (BDO) is recognised globally as one of the world’s leading darts organisations.
The British Open provides the perfect darts weekend for players and supporters, with a full programme of competitive darts from Friday evening to Sunday.
Both the men’s events are top ranked Category A+ and Category A meaning they are amongst some of the BDO’s most prestigious events in the darts calendar. This year’s championships will be the biggest yet and prize money available for this weekend £27,240, so we will be sure to see all the top BDO ranked players.
“These events are always very popular and attract visitors from throughout the world to the East Riding.
“People taking part in this contest are on top of their game and we are delighted to provide them with a venue which fits the occasion.”
The BDO have moved the pair’s event to Friday, which allows for another singles event, The BDO Winmau British Classic, which is Category A, so the weekend is a double header. This format is becoming increasingly popular throughout Europe as it allows players to compete in two ranked events, with only one weekend in the calendar being used. The women also have two Category B events to play for the BDO Winmau British Classic and the British Open.
Sue Williams, chairman of the BDO, said:
“This is the weekend that brings Bridlington to life and fills the hotels and B&B’s. The BDO would like to thank East Riding of Yorkshire Council for its continued sponsorship and support, which allows the tournament to take place in Bridlington. Also the staff of Bridlington Spa itself, who assist us throughout the event.”
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Friday, 21 September – doors 3pm – Toe the Oche – 6pm – free entry.
Saturday, 22 September – doors 9am – Toe the Oche – 11am – £10.
Sunday, 23 September – doors 8.30am – Toe the Oche – 10am – £10.
Weekend tickets – £15.
Tickets can be bought online at www.bridspa.co.uk