The draw has been published for the BDO World Trophy. This years event will be from 30th August to 1st September at the King George’s Hall in Blackburn.
Highlights of the first-round ties draw include top seed Richard Veenstra against Australian, Justin Thompson. Wesley Harms versus Paul Hogan and Dave Parletti, facing in form Dutch ace, Martijn Kleermaker.
In the ladies event, defending champion Fallon Sherrock will face World Champion, Mikuru Suzuki. Lisa Ashton takes on Corrine Hammond. Anastasia Dobromyslova matches up to Sharon Prins. Aileen de Graaf Lorraine Winstanley will both face qualifiers in the first round.
BDO World Trophy 2019
(1) Richard Veenstra v Justin Thompson (16) Kyle McKinstry v Nick Kenny (9) Wayne Warren v Qualifier 4 (8) Scott Waites v Daniel Day (5) Michael Unterbuchner v Roger Janssen (12) Mario Vandenbogaerde v Brian Lokken (13) ) Ross Montgomery v Sebastian Steyer (4) Scott Mitchell by Qualifier 2 (3) Wesley Harms v Paul Hogan (14) Andy Hamilton v Adam Smith-Neale (11) Chris Landman v Mark McGrath (6) Dave Parletti v Martijn Kleermaker (7) ) Gary Robson v Joe Chaney (10) Willem Mandigers v Qualifier 3 (15) Derk Telnekes v Qualifier 1 (2) Jim Williams v Wes Newton
(1) Lisa Ashton v Corrine Hammond (8) Trina Gulliver v Casey Gallagher (5) Fallon Sherrock v Mikuru Suzuki (4) Aileen de Graaf v Qualifier 1 (3) Deta Hedman v Maria O’Brien (6) Anastasia Dobromyslova v Sharon Prins (7) Laura Turner v Paula Jacklin (2) Lorraine Winstanley v Qualifier 2
The latest update to the BDO Offical Rankings shows the main winners, during this year’s Welsh Open Weekend, have made progress. Dave Parletti, who claimed the Welsh Classic and Welsh Open winner Martijn Kleermaker move up to third and seventh place respectively.
Wesley Harms and Richard Veenstra still occupy the top two places. Youngster Leighton Bennett sits just outside the top 30 with a resurgent Martin Adams performing well in 18th place.
DartWorld will have a more in-depth view of the ranking in the coming days in the meantime here are the top 63+ ties.
1 Wesley Harms (Netherlands) 294 2 Richard Veenstra (Netherlands) 283 3 Dave Parletti (England) 274 4 Willem Mandigers (Netherlands) 255 5 Scott Mitchell (England) 254 6 Jim Williams (Wales) 233 7 Martijn Kleermaker (Netherlands) 224 8 Adam Smith-Neale (England) 197 9 Gary Robson (England) 190 10 Wayne Warren (Wales) 181 11 Mario Vandenbogaerde (Belgium) 159 12 = Chris Landman (Netherlands) 157 12 = Nick Kenny (Wales) 157 14 Scott Waites (England) 156 15 John Scott (England) 145 16 = Aaron Turner (England) 143 16 = Ross Montgomery (Scotland) 143 18 = Martin Adams (England) 141 18 = Sebastian Steyer (Poland) 141 20 Ryan Hogarth (Scotland) 136 21 Wouter Vaes (Netherlands) 134 22 = Gino Vos (Netherlands) 132 22 = Michael Unterbuchner (Germany) 132 24 Glen Durrant (England) 126 25 = Andy Hamilton (England) 122 25 = Tony O’Shea (England) 122 27 Mark McGeeney (England) 120 28 Adam Mould (England) 112 29 = Francis Carragher (Republic of Ireland) 111 29 = Jeffrey Sparidaans (Netherlands) 111 31 Tony Martin (England) 110 32 Craig Venman (England) 106 33 Darryl Fitton (England) 104 34 Simon Stainton (England) 103 35 Justin Thompson (Australia) 101 36 Jitse van der Wal (Netherlands) 99 37 Paul Brown (Northern Ireland) 94 38 Derk Telnekes (Netherlands) 93 39 Leighton Bennett (England) 90 40 Gary Stone (Scotland) 89 41 Joe Chaney (USA) 86 42 = Cody Harris (New Zealand) 83 42 = Dave Evans (England) 83 44 Wez Newton (England) 82 45 = David Cameron (Canada) 78 45 = Martin Phillips (Wales) 78 47 Paul Hogan (England) 77 48 = Gary Stafford (England) 73 48 = Leonard Gates (USA) 73 50 Mark Layton (Wales) 72 51 Michael Busscher (Netherlands) 71 52 Thibault Tricole (France) 70 53 Jeffrey van Egdom (Belgium) 69 54 Nick Fullwell (England) 67 55 Roemer Mooijman (Netherlands) 66 56 = Brian Raman (Belgium) 65 56 = Darren Clifford (Northern Ireland) 65 58 = Pal Szekely (Hungary) 62 58 = Sven Verdonck (Belgium) 62 60 = Erik van Manen (Netherlands) 61 60 = John Michael (Greece) 61 60 = Rupert Frauendienst (Germany) 61 63 = Ben Hazel (England) 58 63 = Brian Løkken (Denmark) 58 63 = Kyle McKinstry (Northern Ireland) 58 63 = Tom Sawyer (USA) 58
Dave Parletti & Martijn Kleermaker claimed the main events over the Red Dragon Welsh Open Weekend. Meanwhile, Greaves claimed a hat-trick of wins and others indicated signs of progress.Here are a few of the talking points generated from a successful weekend:
Dave Parletti won through a tough final, against a resurgent Martin Adams, to add the Welsh Classic to his impressive list of recent event wins. Martijn Kleermaker then defeated Jim Williams and take his first Welsh Open crown. Martijn had also reached the semi-finals of the Classic.
DartsWorld noted a strong run from David Evans who reached the last 16 (in the Classic) playing some very strong darts along the way.
Another interesting performance was that of Mathew Padgett. Reaching the later stages and generally looking more at home playing BDO/WDF style events. Matt’s Open Event form has been very strong of late and it appears he is beginning to transfer it to ranking events. DartsWorld will be following his progress.
Leighton Bennett, meanwhile, seems to accept no limits on what he can achieve. The fourteen-year-old reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Open before being defeated by eventual runner-up Jim Williams. If this carries on he could well reach the Lakeside look to break even more records along the way.
The 2019 Welsh Open Weekend is underway at Pontins Prestatyn Sands. The Red Dragon sponsored, main events kicked off earlier today. Over the weekend, Men’s, Ladies & Pairs events will be held. Almost 700 hundred entries have been taken for the men’s event, while 200 players will compete in the women’s singles. The Welsh Classic is underway today with several big names through to the last 32.
Richard Veenstra, Gary Welding and Gary Robson have won through their groups in relative comfort. Masters Champion Adam Smith-Neale is also through. Welsh veteran Martin Phillips got his weekend off to a winning start defeating David Fitzgerald and Chris Harrison. Dave Parletti also made the last 32 stages comfortably. Northern Ireland’s Francis Carragher & Welshman Dean Reynolds joined them. In a battle of Welsh stars, Nick Kenny was pipped 4-3 by Tim Jones.
Warrior, Wez Newton returned to form with three quick wins, dropping no more than a single leg in any game. Young David Evans is beginning to show his true ability at a higher level. After a battling win against Ryan Hogarth, in the last 256, he picked up his game. David reached the last 32 for the loss of only one more leg.
Among the legends entered this weekend is Tony O Shea. Silverback is also through the early stages of the Classic event. Former World Champion Scott Mitchell and Gary Robson also got their weekends off to a decent start.
Former PDC World Finalist Andy Hamilton looks to return to his best after a tough few months. Matt Padgett could be a player to watch, he has shown very good form in Open events recently and seems to be getting more and more used to BDO/WDF events.
One player not to be underestimated could be John Roberts. He is also through to the later stages and can be very effective on busy days.
The Welsh Open pairs Events, both Men’s and Ladies will kick off around 6pm this evening.
The Welsh Open itself will take place on Sunday the 12th May.
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