THE BDO are pleased to confirm the following players have qualified for the BDO World Darts Trophy, the second of our televised majors due to be aired by Eurosport from 30th August to 1st September 2019.
The Netherland’s Richard Veenstra, following on from a successful year, tops the seeds ahead of former World Cup Singles Champion Jim Williams, who qualifiers for the tournament as number two seed. Two-times Lakeside semi-finalist Wesley Harms is seeded third, whilst 2015 World Champion ‘Scotty Dog’ Scott Mitchell enters the WDT seeded fourth.
The Men’s tournament comprises of sixteen seeds taken from the main table, including this years Lakeside runner-up ‘Scotty 2 Hotty’ Scott Waites and BDO player of the year, Germany’s Michael Unterbuchner. Belgium’s ‘Super’ Mario Vandenbogaerde qualifies for his first BDO World Darts Trophy following a recent run of form, including success at the German Open, which propelled him up the rankings to number 12 seed. Crowd favourite Andy Hamilton is seeded 14th, with Northern Ireland’s ‘Village Man’ Kyle McKinstry, a 2018 WDT quarter-finalist is entering the tournament as number 16 seed.
Main Table Qualifiers - Seeded Players:
1.Richard Veenstra (NED)
2.Jim Williams (WAL)
3.Wesley Harms (NED)
4.Scott Mitchell (ENG)
5.Michael Unterbuchner (GER)
6.Dave Parletti (ENG)
7.Gary Robson (ENG)
8.Scott Waites (ENG)
9.Wayne Warren (WAL)
10.Willem Mandigers (NED)
11.Chris Landman (NED)
12.Mario Vandenbogaerde (BEL)
13.Ross Montgomery (SCO)
14.Andy Hamilton (ENG)
15.Derk Telnekes (NED)
16.Kyle McKinstry (NIR)
Two more players from the main table will also feature in this year’s tournament and will be drawn against one of the sixteen seeded players. They are Welsh International Nick Kenny and double West Fries Champion Martijn Kleermaker, making his WDT debut.
17.Nick Kenny (WAL)
18.Martijn Kleermaker (NED)
The other 14 places will consist of current Winmau World Master Adam Smith-Neale, nine regional qualifiers as determined by the regional tables and four BDO qualifiers, who will have the opportunity to qualify through a dedicated playoff.
19.Adam Smith-Neale (ENG) (2018 Winmau World Master)
20.Joe Chaney (USA) (USA Table)
21.Roger Janssen (BEL) (Western Europe Table)
22.Mark McGrath (NZL) (New Zealand Table)
23.David Cameron (CAN) (Canadian Table)
24.Sebastian Steyer (POL) (Eastern Europe Table)
25.Paul Hogan (ENG) (British Isles Table)
26.Brian Løkken (DEN) (Baltic and Scandinavian Table)
27.Justin Thompson (AUS) (Australian Qualifier)
28.Asian Qualifier TBC
- Q1 TBC
- Q2 TBC
- Q3 TBC
- Q4 TBC
Invitations will also be issued for the 2019 Women’s World Darts Trophy which will take place over the same weekend. Heading the ladies’ seeds is the four-times Lakeside World Champion, Lisa Ashton, followed closely by the 2019 Lakeside runner-up Lorraine Winstanley. England Ladies Captain, ‘The Heart of Darts’ Deta Hedman is seeded third with reigning German Open winner Aileen de Graaf in fourth position.
The current WDT Champion Fallon Sherrock is seeded fifth in front of the former and three-times World Champion, ‘From Russia with Love, Anastaisa Dobromyslova. Laura Turner enters her first major in a ranked position at number seven, with 10 times World Champion the ‘Golden Girl’, Trina Gulliver completely the seeds in eighth position.
Main table qualifiers – Seeded Players:
- Lisa Ashton (ENG) (2018 Winmau World Master)
- Lorraine Winstanley (ENG)
- Deta Hedman (ENG)
- Aileen de Graaf (NED)
- Fallon Sherrock (ENG) (2018 WDT Champion)
- Anastasia Dobromyslova (RUS)
- Laura Turner (ENG)
- Trina Gulliver (ENG)
With both the Winmau World Master and current WDT holder already qualified, a further five players have qualified from the main rolling table. They include 2018 World Masters Runner-Up Casey Gallagher, Slovakian Open Champion Maria O’Brien, ‘Racing Angel’ Sharon Prins, double Greek Festival of Darts Champion Paula Jacklin and Australia’s Corrine Hammond, whose victory at the German Masters saw her claim the 13thspot.
As the reigning World Champion, Mikuru Suzuki will be back in action alongside two more players who will qualify through the BDO WDT playoffs.
- Maria O’Brien (ENG)
- Casey Gallagher (ENG)
- Sharon Prins (NED)
- Paula Jacklin (ENG)
- Corrine Hammond (AUS)
- Suzuki Mikuru (BDO Lakeside World Champion)
The BDO World Darts Trophy will take place from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September; venue and ticket information will be announced soon.