On Monday 6th August 2018 the BDO was informed by the Spanish Darts Federation that they would be cancelling this event due to circumstances beyond their control.
With just over three weeks to the event and players having already booked and paid for their flights plus accommodation, the BDO has decided to offer assistance and save this year's event.
After long discussions between the newly appointed BDO Chairman and the Spanish Federation it has been agreed that the event will continue with only one Category A ranking event for both Men and Ladies. The pairs events/team event will continue as planned but the second ranked event will not take place. This compromise had to be made in order to protect the players that had already booked.
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires.
We would like to make it clear that this will not set precedence for any event or organisation in the future wishing to cancel their advertised event.
The tournament sanctioning criteria will now be looked at to safe guard future events before being listed in the calendar
The new schedule is Friday 4pm Mixed Pairs, Friday 7pm Men's & Ladies Pairs. Saturday 4pm Men's & Ladies Singles Category A events. Sunday 11am Team Cup followed by presentations.