1982 BDO World Darts Championship
|Embassy World Darts Championship|
|Dates||9–16 January 1982|
|Venue||Jollees Cabaret Club|
Final – best of 9
The 1982 Embassy World Darts Championship was the fifth year that the British Darts Organisation had staged a world championship. For the fourth successive year the tournament was staged at Jollees Cabaret Club in Stoke-on-Trent.
The event saw Scotland's first World Darts Champion, when Jocky Wilson defeated John Lowe in the final. Wilson was making his first final appearance while Lowe was contesting in his fourth final in five years. Wilson would win the match 5-3 and claim the £6,500 first prize.
The tournament's reigning champion Eric Bristow suffered a shock first round exit to Northern Ireland's Steve Brennan, who then defeated Dave Whitcombe to reach the quarter finals, losing to Stefan Lord.
- Eric Bristow
- John Lowe
- Cliff Lazarenko
- Jocky Wilson
- Tony Brown
- Bobby George
- Leighton Rees
- Stefan Lord
The prize fund was £27,400.
- Champion: £6,500
- Runner-Up: £3,000
- 3rd Place: £500
- Semi-Finalists (2): £1,500
- Quarter-Finalists (4): £1,000
- Last 16 (8): £600
- Last 32 (16): £350
There was also a 9 Dart Checkout prize of £52,000, along with a High Checkout prize of £600.
|First round||Second round||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals|
|Best of 3 sets||Best of 3 sets||Best of 7 sets||Best of 7 sets|
|John Lowe|| 4
|John Lowe|| 4
|John Lowe|| 2
|Bill Lennard|| 0
|Final (Best of 9 sets) Saturday 16 January|
|Jocky Wilson||5-3||John Lowe|
|Highest Checkout:||Highest Checkout:|
| Jocky Wilson wins the 1982 Embassy World Darts Championship
THIRD PLACE MATCH (Best of 3 sets)