1985 BDO World Darts Championship

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Embassy World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 5–12 January 1985
Venue Jollees Cabaret Club
Location Stoke-on-Trent
Country England
Organisation(s) BDO
Format Sets
Final – best of 11
Prize fund £43,000
Winners share £10,000
High checkout England John Lowe
Champion(s)
England Eric Bristow

The 1985 Embassy World Darts Championship was the 8th World Professional Championships. The tournament was held between 5 and 12 January. It was the last time the tournament was held at Jollees Cabaret Club in Stoke-on-Trent as the venue would close for good after the championship. The tournament organisers, the British Darts Organisation, decided to move the event to the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey from 1986.

Eric Bristow went into the tournament as defending champion and was almost beaten in the first round by Ken Summers. Summers had won the first set and was two legs to nil in front and left on 68 to pull off a major surprise. After hitting single 20 and single 16, he threw a potential match-winning dart at double sixteen just inside the wire of the single and Bristow then came back to win the match.[1] He went on to win his fourth World Title, extending his own record for victories. John Lowe suffered defeat in the final for the fourth time, failing to add to his only previous title – won in 1979.

Keith Deller, champion two years previously, set a new record for becoming the first player to average over 100 with his three darts during a match at the World Championship. His average of 100.29 was not enough to win his quarter-final against John Lowe, who averaged 97.83. Bristow almost matched this record in his semi-final victory over Dave Whitcombe. Bristow fell just short of a hundred, with an average of 99.66.

Prize money[edit]

Total Prize fund was £43,000 (plus a £51,000 bonus for a nine-dart finish – not won)

  • Champion £10,000
  • Runner-up £5,000
  • Semi-finalists £2,500
  • Quarter-finalists £1,500
  • 2nd round losers £1,000
  • 1st round losers £500
  • Highest checkout £1,000

Seeds[edit]

  1. England Eric Bristow
  2. England John Lowe
  3. England Mike Gregory
  4. Scotland Jocky Wilson
  5. England Dave Whitcombe
  6. England Cliff Lazarenko
  7. England Dave Lee
  8. Northern Ireland Steve Brennan

The results[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 3 sets Best of 5 sets Best of 7 sets Best of 9 sets
                           
           
 Belgium Willy Logie (81.27)  2
 Canada Bob Sinnaeve (82.29)  1  
 Belgium Willy Logie (84.57)  0
   England Eric Bristow (90.54)  3  
 England Eric Bristow (86.46)  2
 England Ken Summers (81.75)  1  
 England Eric Bristow (91.71)  4
   England Alan Glazier (80.70)  0  
 England Alan Glazier (84.51)  2
 United States Jerry Umberger (82.41)  0  
 England Alan Glazier (94.68)  3
   Northern Ireland Steve Brennan (86.13)  2  
 Northern Ireland Steve Brennan (83.64)  2
 Wales Ceri Morgan (81.06)  1  
 England Eric Bristow (99.66)  5
   England Dave Whitcombe (97.02)  2
 England Bob Anderson (88.65)  2
 Finland Arto Lintunen (85.95)  1  
 England Bob Anderson (91.86)  1
   England Dave Whitcombe (97.14)  3  
 England Dave Whitcombe (87.81)  2
 Canada Alex Mackinnon (69.63)  0  
 England Dave Whitcombe (94.92)  4
   Scotland Jocky Wilson (95.52)  3  
 Australia Russell Stewart (82.53)  2
 Wales Leighton Rees (78.45)  1  
 Australia Russell Stewart (83.82)  1
   Scotland Jocky Wilson (88.86)  3  
 Scotland Jocky Wilson (76.56)  2
 Scotland Peter Masson (75.42)  0  
           
 England John Cosnett (77.28)  2
 England Rab Scott (75.63)  0  
 England John Cosnett (72.75)  0
   England John Lowe (84.54)  3  
 England John Lowe (85.86)  2
 Australia Terry O'Dea (81.36)  1  
 England John Lowe (97.83)  4
   England Keith Deller (100.29)  2  
 England Keith Deller (79.32)  2
 United States Nicky Virachkul (73.80)  0  
 England Keith Deller (91.29)  3
   Belgium Luc Marreel (81.48)  0  
 Belgium Luc Marreel (83.94)  2
 England Dave Lee (85.35)  1  
 England John Lowe (95.55)  5
   England Cliff Lazarenko (92.67)  3


 Sweden Stefan Lord (81.90)  2
 Finland Tapani Uitos (77.28)  1  
 Sweden Stefan Lord (90.21)  0
   England Cliff Lazarenko (96.90)  3  
 England Cliff Lazarenko (89.22)  2
 Singapore Paul Lim (83.16)  0  
 England Cliff Lazarenko (78.27)  4
   Northern Ireland Fred McMullan (73.98)  0


 
 Northern Ireland Fred McMullan (80.55)  2
 Wales Peter Locke (81.03)  0  
 Northern Ireland Fred McMullan (93.06)  3
   England Bobby George (89.01)  1


 
 England Bobby George (87.21)  2
 England Mike Gregory (86.79)  1


 
Final (Best of 11 sets) Saturday 12 January
(97.50) Eric Bristow England 6–2 England John Lowe (93.12)
Highest Checkout: 3–1, 2–3, 1–3, 3–0, 3–0, 3–2, 3–2, 3–2 Highest Checkout:
England Eric Bristow wins the 1985 Embassy World Darts Championship


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