2015 BDO World Darts Championship

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Lakeside World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates3–11 January 2015
VenueLakeside Country Club
LocationFrimley Green, Surrey
CountryEngland, United Kingdom
Organisation(s)BDO
FormatSets
Prize fund£339,000 (total)
Winners share£100,000 (men)
£12,000 (women)
£5,000 (youth)
High checkout167 Lithuania Darius Labanauskas
Champion(s)
England Scott Mitchell (men)

England Lisa Ashton (women)

Netherlands Colin Roelofs (youth)
«2014 2016»

The 2015 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship was the 38th World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation, and the 30th staging at the Lakeside Country Club at Frimley Green. 2014 BDO champion Stephen Bunting did not defend his title, as he switched to the rival PDC organisation at the start of the season. Scott Mitchell beat Martin Adams 7–6 in the final for his first world title.

For the first time since 1992 no player from the Netherlands reached the last 16.

Format and qualifiers[edit]

Men's[edit]

Top 16
  1. England James Wilson (First round)
  2. England Alan Norris (Second round)
  3. England Martin Adams (Runner-up)
  4. England Scott Mitchell (Winner)
  5. Wales Martin Phillips (First round)
  6. England Scott Waites (Second round)
  7. England Glen Durrant (Semi Final)
  8. Netherlands Wesley Harms (First round)
  9. England Gary Robson (Second round)
  10. England Jamie Hughes (Second round)
  11. Scotland Ross Montgomery (Quarter Final)
  12. Netherlands Jeffrey de Graaf (First round)
  13. Netherlands Remco van Eijden (First round)
  14. Netherlands Rick Hofstra (First round)
  15. England Darryl Fitton (Quarter Final)
  16. England Robbie Green (Quarter Final)

17-28 in BDO Rankings

  1. Latvia Madars Razma (Second round)
  2. Netherlands Jan Dekker (First round)
  3. Lithuania Darius Labanauskas (First round)
  4. Belgium Geert De Vos (Second round)
  5. England Pip Blackwell (First round)
  6. England Tony O'Shea (First round)
  7. England Paul Jennings (First round)
  8. England Sam Hewson (First round)
  9. Scotland Paul Coughlin (Preliminary round)
  10. England Sam Head (Preliminary round)
  11. England Brian Dawson (Quarter Final)
  12. Netherlands Michel van der Horst (First round)
Hull qualifiers
  1. England Rhys Hayden (Preliminary round)
  2. Sweden Daniel Larsson (First round)
  3. Belgium Cedric Waegemans (First Round)
  4. Canada Jeff Smith (Semi Final)
WDF regional qualifiers
  1. Australia Eddy Sims (Preliminary round)
  2. Sweden Peter Sajwani (Second round)
  3. Canada David Cameron (Preliminary round)
  4. Czech Republic Karel Sedláček (First round)
  5. New Zealand Mike Day (Preliminary round)
  6. United States Jim Widmayer (Second round)
  7. Netherlands Willem Mandigers (Preliminary round)
  8. Japan Seigo Asada (Preliminary round)

Women's[edit]

The televised stages feature 16 players. The top 8 players in the BDO rankings over the 2013/14 season are seeded for the tournament.[1][2]

Youth[edit]

For the first time a youth tournament was played. The final stages at Lakeside though just consisted of a best of five sets final between Harry Ward and Colin Roelofs. Over 64 players have played down to the final in October 2014.[3] Roelofs won the title, 3-0 in sets.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money was £339,000.[4] Additionally there was a £52,000 prize for a nine dart finish.[5]

Position Men Women Youth
Champion £100,000 £12,000 £5,000
Runner-up £35,000 £5,000 £2,000
Semi-finalists £15,000 £2,000 £1,000
Quarter-finalists: £6,500 £1,000 £250
Last 16 £4,500 £500 n/a
1st round losers £3,250 n/a n/a
Preliminary round losers £2,000 n/a n/a
Highest Checkout £5,000 n/a n/a
Total £300,000 £29,000 £10,000

Representation from different countries[edit]

This table shows the number of players in the Men's World Championship, the total number including Preliminary round.

Number of players by country*
England
ENG
Netherlands
NED
Latvia
LAT
United States
USA
Australia
AUS
Belgium
BEL
Canada
CAN
Czech Republic
CZE
New Zealand
NZL
Scotland
SCO
Lithuania
LIT
Wales
WAL
Sweden
SWE
Japan
JPN
Total
Final 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Semis 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Quarters 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
Round 2 10 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 16
Round 1 15 6 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 32
Prelim. 3 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 16
Total 17 7 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 40

* In darts, as in many other sports, some non-sovereign sub-national entities of the United Kingdom are treated as separate countries for sport governance purposes.

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 12 October 2014.[6]

Men[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

To be played from 3–5 January. All matches are the best of 5 sets.

Av. Player Score Player Av.
73.62 Peter Sajwani Sweden (Q) 3–0 England Sam Head 69.48
82.44 David Cameron Canada (Q) 2–3 Netherlands Michel van der Horst 82.08
71.97 Eddy Sims Australia (Q) 1–3 Belgium Cedric Waegemans (Q) 75.39
75.36 Seigo Asada Japan (Q) 1–3 England Brian Dawson 84.90
82.74 Karel Sedláček Czech Republic (Q) 3–2 Scotland Paul Coughlin 75.72
84.51 Mike Day New Zealand (Q) 0–3 Canada Jeff Smith (Q) 86.10
76.14 Jim Widmayer United States (Q) 3–2 England Rhys Hayden (Q) 71.28
80.04 Willem Mandigers Netherlands (Q) 1–3 Sweden Daniel Larsson (Q) 80.67

Last 32[edit]

First Round (best of 5 sets)
3–6 January
Second Round (best of 7 sets)
7–8 January
Quarter-Finals (best of 9 sets)
9 January
Semi-Finals (best of 11 sets)
10 January
Final (best of 13 sets)
11 January
               
1 England James Wilson 87.90 1
Q Sweden Peter Sajwani 85.62 3
Q Sweden Peter Sajwani 84.00 0
16 England Robbie Green 98.22 4
16 England Robbie Green 91.65 3
Lithuania Darius Labanauskas 88.71 1
16 England Robbie Green 90.69 1
Q Canada Jeff Smith 90.96 5
8 Netherlands Wesley Harms 89.16 1
Q Canada Jeff Smith 89.92 3
Q Canada Jeff Smith 91.23 4
9 England Gary Robson 87.90 3
9 England Gary Robson 82.95 3
Q Belgium Cedric Waegemans 72.33 0
Q Canada Jeff Smith 86.88 0
4 England Scott Mitchell 93.27 6
5 Wales Martin Phillips 83.31 0
Latvia Madars Razma 86.70 3
  Latvia Madars Razma 83.76 3
England Brian Dawson 85.29 4
12 Netherlands Jeffrey de Graaf 73.89 0
England Brian Dawson 85.35 3
England Brian Dawson 91.92 2
4 England Scott Mitchell 96.00 5
4 England Scott Mitchell 92.55 3
England Tony O'Shea 91.02 2
4 England Scott Mitchell 93.12 4
Belgium Geert De Vos 88.86 2
13 Netherlands Remco van Eijden 83.85 1
Belgium Geert De Vos 93.21 3
4 England Scott Mitchell 92.61 7
3 England Martin Adams 92.55 6
2 England Alan Norris 87.36 3
Q Sweden Daniel Larsson 87.24 2
2 England Alan Norris 95.82 3
15 England Darryl Fitton 94.32 4
15 England Darryl Fitton 88.05 3
England Paul Jennings 81.06 0
15 England Darryl Fitton 90.75 2
7 England Glen Durrant 95.55 5
7 England Glen Durrant 96.21 3
Q Czech Republic Karel Sedláček 99.57 1
7 England Glen Durrant 98.05 4
10 England Jamie Hughes 90.91 1
10 England Jamie Hughes 86.70 3
Netherlands Michel van der Horst 83.64 1
7 England Glen Durrant 99.87 5
3 England Martin Adams 97.92 6
6 England Scott Waites 90.45 3
England Sam Hewson 80.43 2
6 England Scott Waites 94.08 0
11 Scotland Ross Montgomery 97.29 4
11 Scotland Ross Montgomery 89.64 3
England Pip Blackwell 92.70 1
11 Scotland Ross Montgomery 86.94 1
3 England Martin Adams 93.84 5
3 England Martin Adams 94.11 3
Netherlands Jan Dekker 92.31 1
3 England Martin Adams 89.37 4
Q United States Jim Widmayer 78.51 0
14 Netherlands Rick Hofstra 81.54 1
Q United States Jim Widmayer 82.47 3

Women[edit]

In a repeat of last year's final Lisa Ashton beat Deta Hedman in the first round. She defended her title by winning the final 3-1 over Fallon Sherrock and became the tournament's oldest winner with 44 years of age. Also in the final, Fallon Sherrock set a competition record by throwing six 180s in a match and 13 180s in the tournament.[7]

First Round (best of 3 sets)
3–7 January
Quarter-Finals (best of 3 sets)
8 January
Semi-Finals (best of 3 sets)
9 January
Final (best of 5 sets)
10 January
1 England Deta Hedman 72.51 1 3 0
England Lisa Ashton 81.72 3 1 3 England Lisa Ashton 90.18 3 3
8 England Trina Gulliver 66.30 3 3 8 England Trina Gulliver 56.58 0 0
Netherlands Anneke Kuijten 48.63 0 0   England Lisa Ashton 87.30 3 3
4 England Lorraine Winstanley 67.11 0 1 Netherlands Sharon Prins 71.37 1 1
Netherlands Sharon Prins 72.66 3 3 Netherlands Sharon Prins 68.49 1 3 3
5 England Rachel Brooks 76.95 3 3 5 England Rachel Brooks 65.88 3 2 1
England Casey Gallagher 72.15 2 2 England Lisa Ashton 83.22 3 3 0 3
2 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova72.42 3 3 6 England Fallon Sherrock83.76 1 2 3 1
Germany Irina Armstrong 74.97 2 1 2 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova75.87 3 3
7 England Zoe Jones 61.50 3 3 7 England Zoe Jones 69.60 0 1
Q England Sarah Brent 51.72 1 0 2 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova80.46 2 3 1
3 Netherlands Aileen de Graaf 70.68 3 3 6 England Fallon Sherrock 84.75 3 1 3
England Paula Jacklin 58.95 1 1 3 Netherlands Aileen de Graaf 73.68 3 2 2
6 England Fallon Sherrock 75.60 3 1 3 6 England Fallon Sherrock 75.84 1 3 3
Q Canada Maria Mason 71.94 0 3 1

Media coverage[edit]

Following exclusive coverage on the BBC in 2014, BBC & BT Sport will share broadcasting duties of the 2015 edition for the first time ever. The BBC had previously shared coverage of the tournament with ESPN from 2012 to 2013. The BBC have exclusive live coverage of every afternoon session, the first men's semi final and the women's final, while BT have exclusive coverage of every evening session and the second men's semi final, with both broadcasters sharing coverage of the final. In addition, the BBC will broadcast late night highlights.

The BBC live coverage will be hosted by Colin Murray alongside Bobby George; Rob Walker will be the roving reporter and also host the late night highlights show. Ray Stubbs will return to the Lakeside to host for BT Sport, having previously hosted BBC coverage between 2001–2009 and ESPN coverage between 2012–2013, with Ted Hankey alongside him, while Helen Skelton has been confirmed as the BT Sport roving reporter. Commentary will be provided by Tony Green, Vassos Alexander, John Rawling, Jim Proudfoot and George Riley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women event seeding". Darts Database. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Women Hull qualifiers". Darts Database. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Lakeside World Pro Youth - Singles 07/10/2014" (PDF). dartsforwindows. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://bdodarts.com/2630/12-10-2014/2015_Lakeside_World_Professional_Darts_Championship_Draw
  7. ^ http://dartsdatabase.co.uk/TournamentStats.aspx?tournKey=245

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