1980 BDO World Darts Championship

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Embassy World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Venue Jollees Cabaret Club[1]
Location Stoke-on-Trent
Country England
Organisation(s) BDO
Format Sets
Final – best of 9
Prize fund £15,000
Winners share £4,500
High checkout 161 England Tony Sontag
161 Australia Terry O'Dea
Champion(s)
England Eric Bristow[2]
«1979 1981»

The 1980 Embassy World Darts Championship was the third year that the British Darts Organisation had staged a world championship. Again the field was 24 players, with the top seeds receiving a bye to the last 16 stage. For the second successive year the tournament was staged at Jollees Cabaret Club in Stoke-on-Trent.

Defending champion John Lowe, who had released a book The Lowe Profile just before the event suffered a surprise defeat 0–2 to Cliff Lazarenko saying afterwards "If you miss your doubles in this one, you must expect to go out." Eric Bristow was then immediately installed as favourite to win the event and would meet another flamboyant character of the game in the final – Bobby George.

George, who was not invited to the qualifiers the previous year appeared in a sequined shirt and when arriving on the stage was presented with a candelabra to complete a Liberace effect. He also made the early running in the final leading 1–0, 2–1 and 3–2. The first six sets all went to a deciding leg until Bristow won the seventh 3–1 to establish a 4–3 set lead. In the next set at 2–2 in legs, George had a golden opportunity to level the match and take it to a decider but bust his score and nonchalantly threw his third dart into the board before putting his darts into his top pocket in anticipation of Bristow checking out to win the title. Bristow did so.[citation needed]

Seeds[edit]

  1. England John Lowe
  2. England Eric Bristow
  3. England Tony Brown
  4. Wales Leighton Rees
  5. England Bobby George
  6. United States Nicky Virachkul
  7. Scotland Jocky Wilson
  8. Wales Ceri Morgan

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund was £15,000.

Champion: £4,500
Runner-Up: £2,000
3rd Place: £500
Semi-Finalists (2): £1,000
Quarter-Finalists (4): £500
Last 16 (8): £300
Last 24 (8): £200

The results[edit]

  Round 1
Best of 3 sets
Round 2
Best of 3 sets
Quarter-finals
Best of 5 sets
Semi-finals
Best of 7 sets
Final
Best of 9 sets
                                               
 England Paul Gosling 77.79 0     1  England John Lowe 86.43 0  
 England Cliff Lazarenko 81.40 2      England Cliff Lazarenko 89.04 2  
   England Cliff Lazarenko 86.79 3  
  8  Wales Ceri Morgan 86.70 1  
 Canada Allan Hogg 72.21 1 8  Wales Ceri Morgan 76.38 2
 Australia Alan Grant 77.19 2      Australia Alan Grant 71.25 0  
   England Cliff Lazarenko 84.27 1  
  5  England Bobby George 79.89 4  
 United States Len Heard 76.17 0     5  England Bobby George 91.20 2  
 England Dave Whitcombe 81.99 2      England Dave Whitcombe 84.15 0  
  5  England Bobby George 75.39 3
  4  Wales Leighton Rees 73.59 1  
 Scotland Rab Smith 85.02 1 4  Wales Leighton Rees 78.78 2
 England Tony Sontag 84.151 2      England Tony Sontag 81.93 0  
  5  England Bobby George 86.49 3
  2  England Eric Bristow 88.11 5
 England Alan Glazier 69.33 0     2  England Eric Bristow 79.89 2  
 Wales Tony Clark 78.45 2      Wales Tony Clark 79.23 0  
  2  England Eric Bristow 81.90 3
  7  Scotland Jocky Wilson 78.90 0  
 United States Conrad Daniels 77.01 0 7  Scotland Jocky Wilson 82.11 2
 England Doug McCarthy 74.25 2      England Doug McCarthy 79.14 0  
  2  England Eric Bristow 86.22 4
  3  England Tony Brown 86.28 3  
 Sweden Stefan Lord 78.39 1     6  United States Nicky Virachkul 76.56 0  
 England Bill Lennard 75.57 2      England Bill Lennard 82.80 2  
   England Bill Lennard 79.80 0
  3  England Tony Brown 84.30 3  
 Scotland Eric MacLean 81.72 1 3  England Tony Brown 82.50 2
 Australia Terry O'Dea 82.29 2      Australia Terry O'Dea 76.77 0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Championship of Darts". Learnaboutdarts.com. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Ralph Hickok (16 January 2010). "History – World Darts Champions". HickokSports.com. Retrieved 3 February 2011.