2014 BDO World Darts Championship
|Lakeside World Darts Championship|
|Dates||4–12 January 2014|
|Venue||Lakeside Country Club|
|Location||Frimley Green, Surrey|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
best of 13 (men's)
best of 5 (women's)
|Prize fund||£300,000 (men)
|Winners share||£100,000 (men)
|High checkout||£5,000 (men)|
Stephen Bunting (men)Lisa Ashton (women)
The 2014 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship was 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. 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 saw 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 – competed for the world titles.
Players from around the globe competed to reach the BBC televised finals, which ran from 4–12 January 2014.
Format and qualifiers
The highest check-out prize went to Robbie Green, who checked out 164. The ladies didn't have a bonus for that.
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.
17-28 in BDO Rankings
Played from 4 to 6 January. All matches best of 5 sets.
|77.07||David Cameron (Q)||1 – 3||Martin Adams||87.27|
|79.38||Madars Razma (Q)||3 – 2||John Michael (Q)||83.19|
|77.94||Harley Kemp (Q)||0 – 3||Michael Meaney (Q)||80.25|
|78.93||Hiroaki Shimizu (Q)||2 – 3||Christian Kist||86.96|
|77.88||Mike Day (Q)||3 – 0||Sam Head||73.68|
|73.95||Jim Widmayer (Q)||3 – 2||Garry Thompson||72.99|
|83.28||Karel Sedláček (Q)||1 – 3||Paul Hogan (Q)||83.76|
|77.58||Jeroen Geerdink (Q)||0 – 3||Dave Prins (Q)||80.67|
|First Round (best of 5 sets)
|Second Round (best of 7)
|Quarter-Finals (best of 9)
|Semi-Finals (best of 11)
|Final (best of 13)
|1||Stephen Bunting 91.60||3|
|Q||Jim Widmayer 76.57||1|
|1||Stephen Bunting 100.65||4|
|Q||Dave Prins 89.79||0|
|16||Jim Williams 78.69||0|
|Q||Dave Prins 86.55||3|
|1||Stephen Bunting 90.87||5|
|Rick Hofstra 89.13||2|
|8||Jeffrey de Graaf 72.96||0|
|Martin Atkins 83.04||3|
|9||Remco van Eijden 82.35||0|
|Rick Hofstra 90.78||3|
|1||Stephen Bunting 93.12||6|
|4||Robbie Green 85.68||1|
|5||Darryl Fitton 85.92||1|
|Tony Eccles 86.31||3|
|Tony Eccles 87.87||4|
|12||Wesley Harms 87.60||3|
|12||Wesley Harms 83.76||3|
|Paul Jennings 81.45||0|
|Tony Eccles 89.32||2|
|4||Robbie Green 91.75||5|
|4||Robbie Green 94.29||3|
|Richie George 88.11||0|
|4||Robbie Green 90.21||4|
|13||Gary Robson 85.86||1|
|13||Gary Robson 88.32||3|
|Ron Meulenkamp 87.87||2|
|1||Stephen Bunting 96.36||7|
|Alan Norris 92.18||4|
|2||James Wilson 96.33||3|
|Christian Kist 95.91||1|
|2||James Wilson 92.49||4|
|15||Scott Mitchell 88.32||2|
|15||Scott Mitchell 88.26||3|
|Q||Paul Hogan 85.61||2|
|2||James Wilson 99.06||2|
|Alan Norris 97.47||5|
|7||Scott Waites 87.54||0|
|Alan Norris 93.27||3|
|Alan Norris 93.84||4|
|10||Glen Durrant 92.43||1|
|10||Glen Durrant 86.16||3|
|Q||Mike Day 75.87||0|
|Alan Norris 92.34||6|
|6||Jan Dekker 87.75||5|
|6||Jan Dekker 83.61||3|
|Benito van de Pas 75.66||0|
|6||Jan Dekker 85.53||4|
|11||Geert De Vos 83.11||2|
|11||Geert De Vos 84.93||3|
|Q||Madars Razma 79.23||1|
|6||Jan Dekker 91.42||5|
|Martin Adams 90.18||2|
|3||Tony O'Shea 74.97||0|
|Martin Adams 87.27||3|
|Martin Adams 85.62||4|
|14||Ross Montgomery 83.64||1|
|14||Ross Montgomery 80.19||3|
|Q||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.
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)
|Quarter-Finals (best of 3)
|Semi-Finals (best of 3)
|Final (best of 5)
|1||Deta Hedman 83.70||3||3|
|Lorraine Farlam 70.47||1||0||1||Deta Hedman 75.06||3||3|
|8||Irina Armstrong 79.80||3||3||8||Irina Armstrong 71.67||1||2|
|Sharon Prins 68.13||0||0||1||Deta Hedman 80.01||3||3|
|4||Julie Gore 55.35||3||3||Q||Ann-Louise Peters 69.54||?||?|
|Rachna David 52.32||?||2||4||Julie Gore 55.47||0||1|
|5||Rachel Brooks 66.03||1||1||Q||Ann-Louise Peters 67.06||3||3|
|Q||Ann-Louise Peters 68.64||3||3||1||Deta Hedman 77.79||3||3||2||0||1|
|2||Trina Gulliver 65.37||1||0||Lisa Ashton 84.81||2||0||3||3||3|
|Q||Tamara Schuur 72.90||3||3||Q||Tamara Schuur 68.97||2||0|
|7||Aileen de Graaf 77.34||3||0||2||Lisa Ashton 74.19||3||3|
|Lisa Ashton 79.53||1||3||3||Lisa Ashton 82.44||?||3||3|
|3||Anastasia Dobromyslova 68.49||1||3||3||3||Anastasia Dobromyslova 81.45||3||2||1|
|Karin Krappen 66.63||3||0||1||3||Anastasia Dobromyslova 73.71||2||3||3|
|6||Fallon Sherrock 67.35||3||3||6||Fallon Sherrock 76.11||3||2||0|
|Q||Rilana Erades 64.59||?||2|
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 Formula One. BDO players Scott Mitchell, Tony O'Shea, Deta Hedman and Trina Gulliver also contributed to the commentary.
- "Stephen Bunting crowned BDO World Darts champion at Lakeside". Guardian. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- "Stephen Bunting beats Alan Norris in final". BBC Sport. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- "BDO World Darts: Can ladies’ game sustain Lakeside expansion?". BBC. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
Nine-dart finish: £52,000
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- "BDO women's rankings". British Darts Organisation. Retrieved 13 October 2013.