2014 BDO World Darts Championship

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Lakeside World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 4–12 January 2014
Venue Lakeside Country Club
Location Frimley Green, Surrey
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) BDO
Format Sets
Finals:
best of 13 (men's)
best of 5 (women's)
Prize fund £300,000 (men)
£29,000 (women)
Winners share £100,000 (men)
£12,000 (women)
High checkout £5,000 (men)
Champion(s)

England Stephen Bunting (men)

England Lisa Ashton (women)
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The 2014 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship is the 37th World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation, and the 29th staging at the Lakeside Country Club at Frimley Green.

Scott Waites was the defending men's champion, having won the title for the first time in the 2013 championship, but he was defeated 0–3 in the first round by eventual runner-up Alan Norris, who in turn lost to first seed Stephen Bunting in the final.[1][2] The defending women's champion was Anastasia Dobromyslova, who won her third title in 2013. She lost to the eventual champion Lisa Ashton in the semi-finals.

This tournament sees the biggest field ever for a BDO world championship. 56 players – 40 men, up from 32 in 2013, and 16 women – up from 8 in 2013 – will compete for the world titles.

Players from around the globe compete to reach the BBC televised finals, which run from 4 to 12 January at Frimley Green.

Format and qualifiers[edit]

Prize money[edit]

The prize money will be increased to £300,000 for the men's event and £29,000 for the women's event. There is a £52,000 bonus for hitting a nine-dart prize in both versions of the tournament.[3]

The highest check-out prize went to Robbie Green, who checked out 164.[4] The ladies didn't have a bonus for that.

Men's[edit]

The televised stages feature 40 players – an increase from 32 in previous years. The top 16 players in the BDO Invitational Rankings over the 2012/13 season are seeded for the tournament. Players who finish between 17th and 24th in the invitational rankings receive a bye into the last 32. The remaining 16 players enter in the preliminary rounds – this includes recent world champions not in the top 24, a qualifier from each of the eight WDF regions, four players who came through the pre-qualifying knockout tournament, and the Winmau World Masters winner (if not already qualified). Should there be fewer than 40 players qualified after the above process, the next unqualified player from the invitational rankings will be entered until the total reaches 40.[5]

Preliminary round[edit]

Last 32[edit]

Women's[edit]

The televised stages feature 16 players, an increase from 8 in previous years. The top 8 players in the WDF/BDO rankings over the 2012/13 season are seeded for the tournament.[6]

Draw[edit]

Men[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Played from 4 to 6 January. All matches best of 5 sets.

Av. Player Score Player Av.
77.07 Canada David Cameron 1 – 3 England Martin Adams 87.27
79.38 Latvia Madars Razma 3 – 2 Greece John Michael 83.19
77.94 Australia Harley Kemp 0 – 3 Republic of Ireland Michael Meaney 80.25
78.93 Japan Hiroaki Shimizu 2 – 3 Netherlands Christian Kist 86.96
77.88 New Zealand Mike Day 3 – 0 England Sam Head 73.68
73.95 United States Jim Widmayer 3 – 2 England Garry Thompson 72.99
83.28 Czech Republic Karel Sedláček 1 – 3 England Paul Hogan 83.76
77.58 Netherlands Jeroen Geerdink 0 – 3 England Dave Prins 80.67

Last 32[edit]

First Round (best of 5 sets)
4–7 January
Second Round (best of 7)
8–9 January
Quarter-Finals (best of 9)
9–10 January
Semi-Finals (best of 11)
11 January
Final (best of 13)
12 January
                             
1 England Stephen Bunting 91.60 3
United States Jim Widmayer 76.57 1
1 England Stephen Bunting 100.65 4
England Dave Prins 89.79 0
16 Wales Jim Williams 78.69 0
England Dave Prins 86.55 3
1 England Stephen Bunting 90.87 5
Netherlands Rick Hofstra 89.13 2
8 Netherlands Jeffrey de Graaf 72.96 0
England Martin Atkins 83.04 3
England Martin Atkins w/d1
Netherlands Rick Hofstra bye1
9 Netherlands Remco van Eijden 82.35 0
Netherlands Rick Hofstra 90.78 3
1 England Stephen Bunting 93.12 6
4 England Robbie Green 85.68 1
5 England Darryl Fitton 85.92 1
England Tony Eccles 86.31 3
England Tony Eccles 87.87 4
12 Netherlands Wesley Harms 87.60 3
12 Netherlands Wesley Harms 83.76 3
England Paul Jennings 81.45 0
England Tony Eccles 89.32 2
4 England Robbie Green 91.75 5
4 England Robbie Green 94.29 3
England Richie George 88.11 0
4 England Robbie Green 90.21 4
13 England Gary Robson 85.86 1
13 England Gary Robson 88.32 3
Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 87.87 2
1 England Stephen Bunting 96.36 7
England Alan Norris 92.18 4
2 England James Wilson 96.33 3
Netherlands Christian Kist 95.91 1
2 England James Wilson 92.49 4
15 England Scott Mitchell 88.32 2
15 England Scott Mitchell 88.26 3
England Paul Hogan 85.61 2
2 England James Wilson 99.06 2
England Alan Norris 97.47 5
7 England Scott Waites 87.54 0
England Alan Norris 93.27 3
England Alan Norris 93.84 4
10 England Glen Durrant 92.43 1
10 England Glen Durrant 86.16 3
New Zealand Mike Day 75.87 0
England Alan Norris 92.34 6
6 Netherlands Jan Dekker 87.75 5
6 Netherlands Jan Dekker 83.61 3
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 75.66 0
6 Netherlands Jan Dekker 85.53 4
11 Belgium Geert De Vos 83.11 2
11 Belgium Geert De Vos 84.93 3
Latvia Madars Razma 79.23 1
6 Netherlands Jan Dekker 91.42 5
England Martin Adams 90.18 2
3 England Tony O'Shea 74.97 0
England Martin Adams 87.27 3
England Martin Adams 85.62 4
14 Scotland Ross Montgomery 83.64 1
14 Scotland Ross Montgomery 80.19 3
Republic of Ireland Michael Meaney 79.56 2
1^ Martin Atkins withdrew from the championship due to an elbow injury while trailing 2-0 in sets to Hofstra.

Women's[edit]

Lisa Ashton won her first world championship title. In the final she trailed Deta Hedman 0–2 before turning the match.

First Round (best of 3 sets)
4–9 January
Quarter-Finals (best of 3)
9–10 January
Semi-Finals (best of 3)
11 January
Final (best of 5)
11 January
                       
1 England Deta Hedman 83.70 2
England Lorraine Farlam 70.47 0
1 England Deta Hedman 75.06 2
8 Germany Irina Armstrong 71.67 0
8 Germany Irina Armstrong 79.80 2
Netherlands Sharon Prins 68.13 0
1 England Deta Hedman 80.01 2
Denmark Ann-Louise Peters 69.54 0
4 Wales Julie Gore 55.35 2
Norway Rachna David 52.32 0
4 Wales Julie Gore 55.47 0
Denmark Ann-Louise Peters 67.06 2
5 England Rachel Brooks 66.03 0
Denmark Ann-Louise Peters 68.64 2
1 England Deta Hedman 77.79 2
England Lisa Ashton 84.81 3
2 England Trina Gulliver 65.37 0
Netherlands Tamara Schuur 72.90 2
Netherlands Tamara Schuur 68.97 0
England Lisa Ashton 74.19 2
7 Netherlands Aileen de Graaf 77.34 1
England Lisa Ashton 79.53 2
England Lisa Ashton 82.44 2
3 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova 81.45 1
3 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova 68.49 2
Netherlands Karin Krappen 66.63 1
3 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova 73.71 2
6 England Fallon Sherrock 76.11 1
6 England Fallon Sherrock 67.35 2
Netherlands Rilana Erades 64.59 0

Media Coverage[edit]

On 6 January 2013 it was announced the BBC had signed a three-year deal to show the Lakeside World Championships from 2014 to 2016, on 4 December 2013 it was announced the BBC will show the tournament exclusively in Britain which they did from 1978 to 2011. This means most matches (bar the first ladies match) will be shown live on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button, BBC Website and the BBC iPlayer.

It was also announced the coverage would still be presented by Colin Murray and Bobby George which it has been since 2010 despite Murray leaving Match of the Day 2 and BBC Radio 5 Live to move to talkSPORT. Rob Walker returned to the Lakeside as reporter and Darts Extra presenter which is a role he has held since 2010. Commentary is once again provided by Tony Green, Vassos Alexander and Jim Proudfoot, along with John Rawling for the first time. Green has commentated for the BBC for every year of the Lakeside from 1978-2010 and 2012-present missing the 2011 Championships due to illness, Alexander replaced Green in 2011 and continues in the role for 2014 and Proudfoot commentated on the 2013 championships replacing David Croft who moved to Sky to commentate on F1. BDO players Scott Mitchell, Tony O'Shea, Deta Hedman and Trina Gulliver also contributed to the commentary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Bunting crowned BDO World Darts champion at Lakeside". Guardian. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Bunting beats Alan Norris in final". BBC Sport. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "BDO World Darts: Can ladies’ game sustain Lakeside expansion?". BBC. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. Nine-dart finish: £52,000 
  4. ^ "Mens Tournament Statistics". bdodarts.com. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "BDO men's rankings". British Darts Organisation. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "BDO women's rankings". British Darts Organisation. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

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