Dutch Open (darts)
|Dutch Open |
|Venue||De Bonte Wever,|
|Organisation(s)||BDO A+ WDF Major|
| Richard Veenstra (men's)|
Mikuru Suzuki (women's)
The Dutch Open  is amongst the longest running darts tournaments having started back in 1973. The popularity of darts in the Netherlands since Raymond van Barneveld began amassing world titles has seen the number of entries for the tournament rise dramatically. The 2007 event had 2867 entries in the Men’s Singles, 1179 in the Men’s Pairs, 418 in the Women’s Singles and 176 in the Women’s Pairs. Although the tournament is classed an "Open" event, only players eligible to for the Winmau World Masters and BDO World Championship are now allowed to enter. This had ruled out PDC players from competing since 2006. Richard Kirby Hit a 9 dart finish in 1990 against Roland Scholten but was not televised.
The 2002 version of the tournament saw the first live nine dart finish during the final between Shaun Greatbatch and Steve Coote. Greatbatch checked out using T20, T15, D18 during the third leg of the second set, The tournament has been covered by Dutch SBS6 television in recent years, and also by Eurosport across Europe.
Dutch Open finals
Records and statistics
- Most wins 4: Martin Adams.
- Most Finals 4: Scott Waites, Martin Adams.
- Most Semi Finals 8: Raymond van Barneveld.
- Most Quarter Finals 10: Raymond van Barneveld.
- Most Appearances 12: Raymond van Barneveld.
- Most Prize Money won €15,620: Martin Adams.
- Best winning average (106.35) : Ted Hankey vs. Raymond van Barneveld, 2003 Semi-Final.
- Youngest Winner age 25: Steve Brown.
- Oldest Winner age 58: Martin Adams.
|Player||Year (+ Round)||Method (double-in double-out)||Opponent||Result|
|Shaun Greatbatch||2002, Final||3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T15, D18||Steve Coote||4-1|
- "Events Dairy 2016". bdodarts.com. British Darts Organisation. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- "A tournament you can's miss". dutchopendarts.nl. Dutch Open. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- New Venue for 2014 Dutch Open, British Darts Organisation.