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

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 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/

WDDA Receives Timely Boost As Winmau Extends Deal.

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Winmau has announced it is to extend its sponsorship of the World Disability Darts Association (WDDA) to over 10 years after signing a new deal that takes the two organisations to 2025.

Formed in 2013, the WDDA currently comprises 12 affiliate countries with players numbering in their thousands. That number is growing all the time as more of the 80 World Darts Federation (WDF) affiliates nominate disability darts organisations.

“Our mission is for the global family of disability darts to grow and grow,” says Russ Strobel, whose successful seven-year campaign to have a wheelchair-friendly dartboard height recognised by the WDF led to the organisation’s creation.

Flexibility is key to the WDDA’s success. It’s events cater for players with differing levels of disability with two wheelchair categories – for those with lower body impairment and both upper and lower body impairment. In addition, the standing category caters for amputee players and those who need medical equipment or aids to throw their darts.

Fed by national leagues and tournaments, the WDDA already has an impressive list of major tournaments – The WDDA Winmau World Cup, WDDA European Championships in Association with Winmau, the WDDA Winmau Indo-Pacific Cup along with many other prominent events on a national level.

“We’re very proud of the success of the WDDA,” says Russ “But without Winmau’s support, things would look a lot different. The company has been with us since the beginning in 2006 when we first started campaigning. Over the years it has sponsored players and events and helped countries starting out by providing equipment, advice and guidance. Integrity is everything when it comes to living with a disability and Winmau has it in spades. Having the prestige and backing of the largest name in the global game has meant everything.”

Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, adds: “Russ and the WDDA have worked tirelessly to provide more opportunities and to raise the profile of the disability side of the sport. My proudest moment in 20 years working in the industry was seeing the inaugural WDDA Winmau World Masters tournament staged in 2014, and the WDDA has made great strides since then to create an increasingly global platform for the players. Russ is an inspiration and to have continually fought to put disability darts on the map the way he has is true testament to his caring and determined nature. We are all very grateful and hope that we have contributed to the WDDA’s aim of knocking down barriers and ensuring its players are recognised for the talented sportsmen and women they are.”

Full information with regard to the WDDA can be found on their website: http://www.world-disability-darts.org/

WDDA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WddaWorldDisabilityDartsOrganisation/

Originally published at Winmau.com, republished with permission.