BDO Events, the commercial partner of the British Darts Organisation, is delighted to announce that it has signed British Eurosport to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of all four days of the tournament at EventCity, Manchester from February 26 to March 1.
Stephen Holland, BDO Events managing director, said: “Working with British Eurosport is fantastic news for us, the players and all the fans. The live coverage will contribute hugely to the success of the tournament and is testimony to how the competition is now recognised by the darts world.”
Sue Williams chair of the BDO, added: “We are delighted to once again be associated with BDO Events and Eurosport as it gives our players the TV platform to promote their ability.”
The men’s competition is headed by the newly crowned Lakeside Champion Scott Mitchell ‘Scotty Dog’ and his opponent from the epic final, the three-times former BDO World Champion and recent Dutch Open Darts Champion ‘Wolfie’ Martin Adams.
‘The Count’ Ted Hankey, this year’s wild card and a real crowd puller, is making a welcome return to the BDO big stage where he takes on 2013 Lakeside World Champion ‘Scotty 2 Hotty’ Scott Waites, who has to date won 19 BDO ranking titles.
Hankey is one of the most colourful characters in darts and is hoping the World Darts Trophy will kick-start his game which has brought him so much success over the last decade.
The first men’s player to the oche is ‘Silverback’ Tony O’Shea who, together with ‘The Dazzler’ Darryl Fitton, will be competing on home turf and are sure to entertain the Manchester crowd.
Pick of the ladies matches sees Deta Hedman ‘The Dark Destroyer’ winner of nine BDO World Ranking Tournaments in 2014 against her rival Trina Gulliver MBE The Golden Girl’, the nine times world champion.
Tickets for the World Darts Trophy range in price from £16 for a standard single day pass to £89 for a premier single four-day pass.
For tickets visit www.ticketline.co.uk, www.bdoevents.com or call 0844 888 9991.
• The 2015 World Darts Trophy at EventCity is the second. The first was held at Blackpool Tower in February 2014.
• The trophy features 39 players from the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship 2015.
• Seven world champions will be competing along with nine other winners of major titles.
• The current holders of over 80 BDO ranking titles combined are taking part in the trophy.
• Seven of the eight Lakeside 2015 semi finalists will take to the stage.