Finders Masters 2017
Menzies & Prins Among Finder Darts Masters Wildcards !
Recent Winmau World Masters Semi-Finalist and current Scottish Open Champion Cameron Menzies has been awarded one of the wildcard places for the upcoming Finder Darts Masters which takes place from the 8th – 10th December 2017. Scottish International Menzies from Muirkirk has had fantastic year on the BDO circuit and its no surprise to see the 28yr old given an opportunity to compete for one of the biggest titles on the BDO calendar.
Cameron joins recent World Cup singles winner Jeff Smith from Canada and former BDO Lakeside World Champion Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham who also enjoy wildcard selections. 41yr old Smith will be full of confidence after his World Cup triumph and will be eager to lift another big title. Fordham has battled back to show the form we have all been accustomed to seeing from the big man and he remains one of the most popular and loved players on the circuit.
Making his debut this year is the 2017 HAL Masters Champion Kyle McKinstry who gets in by virtue of this success and there’s always an invite for the previous years Finder Darts Masters Champion so 2016 winner Glen Durrant will be competing at Hotel Zuiderduin in December. Glen had qualified in 10th spot so an extra wildcard spot will now be available.
The tournament, which starts on Friday the 8th of Dec 2017 begins with 24 participants in the Men’s event, split in to eight groups of three with a seeded player in each group. The winner of each group with qualify for the knockout Quarter Final stages.
In the Ladies competition there will be six players competing for the Finder Darts Masters Ladies title including defending Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova and 2017 Ladies HAL Masters Champion Lorraine Winstanley who was recently crowned Ladies Winmau World Masters Champion. Deta Hedman and Aileen De Graaf will join Anastasia and Lorraine as seeded players and they will be joined by the wildcard selection Sharon Prins. Sharon ranked at number 8 in the Ladies World Rankings recently took the runners-up place in the Ladies World Cup Singles and has vast experience on the ‘big stage’. The Champions League of Darts winner will make up the six lady competitors.
There is also a Youth tournament made up of six up and coming young darting talents.Wessel Nijman , the HAL Masters 2017 Boys Champion has received an invite along with the Champions League of Darts Youth winner. There are also four Youth Wildcards available. All four of these selections are now known and are headed by current Lakeside World Youth Champion Justin Van Tergouw. Justin took a clean sweep of the titles at the recent World Cup. Young Scottish star Nathan Girvan, the 2017 Lakeside World Youth Runner-Up will be joined by current European Youth Champion Jarred Cole. Jarred from England will relish the opportunity of playing on the big stage and showing the crowds the undoubted talent he has. Republic of Ireland’s Keane Barry who went so close to capturing the Winmau World Masters Boys title has been rewarded also with a place at Hotel Zuiderduin.
1. Mark Mc Geeney (Eng)
2. Geert De Vos (Bel)
3. Wesley Harms (Ned)
4. Willem Mandigers (Ned)
5. Danny Noppert (Ned)
6. Jamie Hughes (Eng)
7. Martin Adams (Eng)
8. Ross Montgomery (Sco)
Qualifiers9. Andy Baetens (Bel)
10. Glen Durrant (Eng)
11. Scott Mitchell (Eng)
12. Jim Williams (Wal)
13. Conan Whitehead (Eng)
14. Darius Labanauskas (Lit)
15. Dean Reynolds (Wal)
16. Richard Veenstra (Ned)
17. Scott Waites (Eng)
18. Kyle McKinstry (NI)
19. Rick Hofstra (Ned)
20. Jeff Smith (Can)
21. Andy Fordham (Eng)
22. Cameron Menzies (Sco)
1. Deta Hedman (Eng)
2. Aileen de Graaf (Ned)
3. Anastasia Dobromyslova (Rus)
4. Lorraine Winstanley (Ned)
5. Marjolein Noijens (Ned)
6. Sharon Prins (Ned)
1. Wessel Nijman (Ned)
2. Ramon Leferink (Ned)
3. Nathan Girvan (Sco)
4. Jarred Cole (Eng)
5. Keane Barry (Rep Ir)
6. Justin van Tergouw (Ned)
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Road to 2018 Finders Masters
Qualification for the 2018 Finder Darts Masters will consist of 18 Internationally Ranked Tournaments. The first of these events the 2017 French Open has already been played. November will see the Czech Open and the Finder Italian Masters taking place. Below are details of all 18 qualifying tournaments for the 2018 Finder Darts Masters.
1. French Open 26th August 2017
2. Czech Open 17 – 19th November 2017
3. Finder Italian Masters 25 – 26th November 2017
4. Finder Masters 8 - 10 December 2017
5. Lakeside World Pro 6 - 14 January 2018
6. Dutch Open 2 - 4 February 2018
7. Scottish Open 16-18 February 2018
8. German Open 14th April 2018
9. German Masters 15th April 2018
10. Denmark Open 28th April 2018
11. Denmark Masters 29th April 2018
12. Welsh Open 10 - 14 May 2018
13. Bruges Open 26 - 28 May 2018
14. England Open 15 - 17 June 2018
15. Luxembourg Open 27th - 29th July 2018
16. Luxembourg Masters 4th August 2018
17. Belgium Open 5th August 2018
16. Belgium Masters 27th - 29th July 2018