Chilton & Gillan win World ParaDarts United Lockdown Titles.

World ParaDarts’ maiden tournament, the World ParaDarts United Lockdown tournament, was played to a fantastic conclusion last Sunday evening, with Winmau duo Ricky Chilton and Rob Gillan taking the Stand and Wheelchair titles respectively.

The whole tournament was played remotely from each player’s home around the World and streamed live via the World Paradarts Facebook group here.

In the standing category Ricky Chilton defeated Jon Hirst 4-1 in what was a tighter final than the scoreline suggests. The Welshman also defeated David Johnson en route to the final, coming out the 4-2 victor at that stage.

New Zealander Rob Gillan was crowned the Wheelchair classification champion with a 4-1 win over Dutchman Arie van de Rassel. Gillan also defeated Darren Kennish by the same scoreline in his semi-final, whilst Arie defeated Patrick Morrison 4-0 in their semi-final.

Full results


Full results and original article at winmau.com

WDDA Winmau World Cup and Festival of Disability Darts 2021

Next year’s WDDA Winmau World Cup and Festival of Disability Darts has been scheduled to take place across the weekend of 29th April to 2nd May 2021 at the Hilcroft Hotel, Whitburn, Scotland.

The four-day event will be headlined by the second iteration of the WDDA Winmau World Cup, hosted by Disability Darts Scotland, with disability darts teams from around the globe playing in both Compris and Classic classified tournaments.

Full details of the darts festival are as follows:

WDDA WINMAU WORLD CUP AND FESTIVAL OF DISABILITY DARTS.

29 April – 2 May 2021

The Hilcroft Hotel, East Main Street, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, EH47 0JU.

Thursday 29th April; All countries will be collected from the Airport and taken to your Hotel.

Thursday 29th April 7.30pm; Pairs Event in the Cawburn Sports Bar £10 entry (transport provided ).

Friday 30th April 10.30am until 5.00pm; Cultural coach trips – two trips taking you to some of Scotland’s beautiful historical landmarks and sights (optional).

Friday 30th April 7.30pm; A Ladies only tournament in the Cawburn Sports Bar £5 entry (transport provided)

Friday 30th April 7.30pm; Men’s Singles event, Hilcroft Hotel Main Hall £5 entry.

Saturday 1st May 10.00am; Bagpipe opening ceremony, followed by the WDDA Winmau World Cup Team Event, Hilcroft Hotel; 9.30pm Karaoke in Hotel Lounge.

Sunday 2nd May 10.30am; Finals Day, see the World Cup come to a conclusion in the Hilcroft Hotel.

Sunday 2nd 8.00pm; Farewell Supper Dance with cabaret, buffet and disco.

All EVENTS ARE FOR REGISTERED WDDA COUNTRIES AND PLAYERS ONLY IN BOTH COMPRIS AND CLASSIC DIVISIONS.

Winmau and Disability Darts Scotland look forward to welcoming you to Scotland.

All information and bookings are available by e-mail to dartsscotland@gmx.co.uk


Notice originally published at: winmau.com

The Hague European Championships Delayed Until October.

With the Coronavirus effecting every darts event the world over, the Stichting HSG team have taken the decision to move the disability European Championships to the back end of the year.

Hans Willink, Chairman of Stichting HSG, said: “The new dates are October the 16th to 18th 2020 at the stunning venue Lourdeskerk in The Hague, and we very much look forward to welcoming all players from across Europe. A huge thanks to our sponsors Vegro and Winmau, who are both massive supporters of disability darts and without their help we wouldn’t be in a position to put on such a large scale event.”

The tournament carries an impressive prize fund of 7,000 euros and the finals on the Sunday will be broadcast live and for free via Winmau TV.

The event will be played under the jurisdiction of the Dutch Darts Federation (NDB) and according to the rules of the newly formed World Paradarts organisation.

Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are proud to continue our association with Hans and his team. The players always love taking part in Stichting HSG events and they are staged with the utmost professionalism and with a large element of fun! Good luck to all participants.”

Registration closes on the 17th of May 2020 and you can register via these links:

Singles: https://www.vthecdd.nl/register/

Pairs: https://www.vthecdd.nl/register-pairs/

National teams, that are not registered yet, are welcome to apply by sending an email to: registration@vthecdd.nl

Full tournament details are available here: https://www.vthecdd.nl/


Announcement previously published at winmau.com

World ParaDarts Organisation Gain Support.

The World ParaDarts’ mission is to provide the highest possible standard of presentation and organisation of disability darts around the World, pro-actively looking to work with the World Darts Federation to promote the game whilst moving forward to get International Paralympic Committee recognition.

Winmau is proud to announce a brand-new partnership with the recently formed World ParaDarts Organisation.

This will see the World’s leading darts brand work together with the organisation to promote disability darts worldwide, with all World ParaDarts tournaments being played on the class-leading Winmau Blade 5 dartboard.

The WPDO will provide a World ParaDarts Grand Slam of tournaments on an International basis. All 6 have been arranged and will be announced shortly.

Winmau has long been a strong supporter of disability darts, dating back to their first disability partnership with the World Disability Darts Association and continues to further it’s backing of darts’ inclusivity as a sport for everyone, no matter your circumstances.

Sarah Smale of World ParaDarts said: “Having been a part of the disability darts journey for many years, it fills me with immense pride to help take the sport forward with the work that we are setting out to do at the World ParaDarts organisation.

“Winmau have always been such amazing disability darts advocates and have provided darts Worldwide with fantastic support and the equipment to give our players the best environment possible to play their game.”

“With the Covid 19 Pandemic the health and safety of our players is our most important consideration, therefore whilst 6 tournaments have been organised for the first years Grand Slam events, we are constantly reviewing the situation before announcing their full details and looking forward to 2021’s calendar.”

Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, added: “As a leading company in the market, we are determined to ensure that our beloved sport is played and accessible to as many people as possible globally.

“The atmosphere and comradery at every one of the growing numbers of disability darts events across the World, is truly amazing and we’re delighted to support the next part of this journey to once again expand the sport.”

 For full details and more information about World ParaDarts, you can visit their website at: www.worldparadarts.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WorldParaDarts/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/135506231119153/

Twitter: @Worldparadarts


BDDA Winmau Classic and Open 2020 Results.

BDDA Winmau Classic and Open 2020 Results

The longest running annual BDDA event took place for the 6th year running, at Riley’s Chester, with ranking points up for grabs for BDDA Winmau Masters 2020.

28 players in total travelled to Chester from the UK and Belgium to battle it out in the BDDA Winmau Classic and BDDA Winmau Open.

Saturday the BDDA Classic took place with a round robin format. Winmau’s Ricky Chilton took the title in the standing classification with a 3-1 win over Matt Doe whilst Darren Kennish was crowned champion in the wheelchair classification after a 3-1 win over Kevin Stringer.

We then move on to Sunday’s BDDA Winmau Open which holds the ranking points for the “Road to the Winmau” which culminates in the finals at the Circus Tavern on 7th November.

Darren Kennish made it a double of titles as he defeated Amar 4-1 and ensured he topped the ranking tables after the second event.

Pete Bramley has moved himself up into third in the BDDA rankings table after he took the standing classification title with a 4-2 win over Matt Doe, who again earned himself a runner-up spot.

Full results from the BDDA Open ranking tournaments can be found below.

Wheelchair classification results.

Standing classification results.

The BDDA Road to Winmau now two events into the running with Ricky Chilton and Darren Kennish leading the standing and wheelchair classifications respectively.

You can see the full standings below:

Wheelchair classification ranking table.

Standing classification ranking table.


Kwanghee Cho Wins WDDA Winmau World Championship.

South Korea’s Kwanghee Cho was crowned the first ever WDDA Winmau World Champion at De Bonte Wever last night.  With a large audience behind him, he defeated England’s Mike Callaghan 3-1 to lift the trophy and the €1,000 winner’s prize.

Cho reached the final by defeating another Englishman in Jonathan Hirst, with a resounding 3-0 victory in the semi-final. Mike Callaghan’s semi-final what a much tighter affair, Mike had missed match darts on a 2-0 lead against the Dutchman Arie van der Rassel. Van der Rassel managed to tie it up to 2-2, but Callaghan rallied to take the deciding leg and win 3-2

In the final, Cho started very well and soon found himself 2-0 up. In the deciding leg, Cho found himself on 170 to win the title, but unfortunately his dart slipped into the 25 as he couldn’t reel in the “big fish”. Instead of 3-0 whitewash, Mike Callaghan showed his nerve to make it 2-1 before in the fourth leg it was Cho who took the title of WDDA Winmau World Champion.


Photography courtesy of Bas van den Berk.

Article also appears at http://winmau.com

Dutch Open: Details, Streaming & Schedule.

Richard Veenstra will be looking to retain his title when ‘The World’s Largest‘ darts open gets underway this Friday. Sadly, Mikuru Suzuki cannot defend her 2019 crown. De Bonte Wever in Assen will host the 2020 Dutch Open with the event being streamed live and free on WinmauTV across 31st Jan – 2nd Feb.

The WDDA Winmau World Championship will be streamed live at 7pm this Friday.

The inaugural WDDA Winmau World Championship also takes place on Friday 31st Jan. as part of the renowned event, with the final streamed at approx. 7pm on Friday.

Friday opens with the Pairs tournament played down to and including the semi-finals, with the finals opening the stage finals on Sunday. The Winmau WDDA tournament will also begin at approx. midday Friday with the final set to be played at approx. 7pm.

Saturday the singles tournaments get under way with over 5000 entrants taking part for the Mens, Ladies and Paradarts classifications. The Ladies will play down to the final whilst the Mens play down to the last 64 and the Paradarts will be played to it’s conclusion.

Can Wayne Warren add another prestigious title to his World Championship win?

Sunday the men’s last 64 onwards will play until the final whilst the Youth events get underway – stage matches then start at 12.30 local time where all finals will be played.

All the coverage will be streamed live and free on WinmauTV – tune in here.

Full Schedule is available from the Dutch Open website here.


A version of this article appeared in Winmau.com

Pics:Red Dragon, Winmau (Design), L Lustig (PDC)

Winmau Pair Claim Crowns at BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts Weekend.

Winmau’s Ricky Chilton and Vincent D’hondt both took titles at the first ever BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts weekend. Standing and Wheelchair clarification events took place for in both BDDA Eastbourne Classic and Eastbourne Open.

Chilton and D’hondt win at BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts Weekend 2020
Chilton and D’hondt win at BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts Weekend 2020

Winmau’s Ricky Chilton and Vincent D’hondt both took titles at the first ever BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts weekend. Standing and Wheelchair clarification events took place for in both BDDA Eastbourne Classic and Eastbourne Open.

The first ranking event for the “BDDA Road to Winmau” took place over the Sunday 26th January, as disability darts players look to qualify for the inaugural BDDA Winmau Masters 2020 at the Circus Tavern on the 7th November 2020.

18 players from England, Wales, Isles of Man and Belgium attended the weekend, all seeking to gain valuable ranking points, whilst over 10 other British players were unfortunately unable to attend due to playing the following weekend in the WDDA Winmau World Championships 2020 and the Dutch Open Paradarts 2020 tournaments.

Friday night was a friendly warm-up knock out with all the players entered into a FA cup style re-draw each round. Battling their way to the finals Winmau’s Jackie Goethals (Bel) beat Mike Callaghan (Eng) to win the tournament.

Saturday was the BDDA Eastbourne Classic 2020 where D’hondt took the Wheelchair classification title with a 3-0 win over Darren Kennish. In the standing category it was a 3-2 win for Ricky Chilton which was great preparation for the upcoming BDDA ranking event on Sunday.

There was a repeat of the previous day’s final in the BDDA Eastbourne Open tournament, once again it was Ricky Chilton that came out on top in a tight 4-3 win to claim the title. In the wheelchair Darren Kennish went one further than in the Classic as he took the title.

BDDA Eastbourne Classic

Wheelchair classification results:

Semi Finals

Vinnie D’Hondt (Bel) 3 Mar Dehar (Eng) 0

Kev Stringer (Eng) 0 Darren Kennish (IoM) 3

Finals

Vinnie D’Hondt (Bel) 3 Darren Kennish (IoM) 0

Full results available here.

Standing classification results:

Semi Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 3 Matt Doe (Eng) 0

Michael Callaghan (Eng) 3 Ricky Snedden (Wal) 0

Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 3 Michael Callaghan (Eng) 2

Full results available here.

BDDA Eastbourne Open

Wheelchair Classification results:

Semi Finals

Ian Lewis (Eng) 3 Snowy Dyson (Eng) 1

Amar Dehar (Eng) 0 Darren Kennish (IoM) 3

Final

Won by Darren Kennish (IoM) Runner up Ian Lewis (Eng)

Full results available here.

Standing Classification results:

Semi Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 4 Ricky Snedden (Wal) 2

Frederick Maertens (Bel) 0 Michael Callaghan (Eng) 4

Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 4 Michael Callaghan (Eng) 3

Full results available here.


Article also appears at Winmau.com

Winmau Partner With Disability Darts Wales.

Winmau is proud to announce a sponsorship agreement with Disability Darts Wales (DDW), a partnership that will continue to grow disability darts in Wales, through increased tournament support and events throughout the country.

The deal will also see the organisation adopt the class-leading Blade 5 as their official tournament dartboard and Winmau as their brand of choice for all darts equipment.

The newly-formed organisation is responsible for upcoming Welsh ranking events and player selection within Wales, also working within the WDDA’s Compris format which is designed to further expand the game of darts to a wider range of disability players for maximum inclusivity.

Phil Smith, WDDA co-ordinator for DDW, said “To see how disability darts has grown over the last few years is astounding. It’s with great pleasure that we can announce the founding of the DDW and, with the backing of the World’s finest darts brand Winmau, we will no doubt be able to continue this amazing growth in Wales and provide a platform for all disability players in the country to thrive.”

Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “Wales has produced many of disability darts top players and we’re delighted to be backing Disability Darts Wales with the support to push disability darts to another level throughout the country.”

“The global growth of disability darts has been remarkable and we’re continuously looking for opportunities to cement that growth and ensure darts is accessible to as many players around the World as possible.”

Please register to become a member of DDW by downloading the registration form here.

You can also find the WDDA Impairment assessment for here and the WDDA Eligibility Criteria for ranked and titled events here.

Further information and updates, follow the Disability Darts Wales Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/Disability-Darts-Wales-111538510267097/