2018 News Archive

Lakeside 2018 Thursday Preview

Justin van Tergouw Netherlands Vs Killian Heffernan Ireland

Dutch sensation Justin van Tergouw is targeting back-to-back BDO World Youth singles championships. Van Tergouw was a 3-0 winner over Nathan Girvan in last year’s final. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Wednesday Preview

Lorraine Winstanley England Vs Tricia Wright England

Women’s No 3 seed Lorraine Winstanley says she enters the BDO Lakeside World Championship “playing the best darts of my life.” Lorraine from Buxton, Derbyshire, made her breakthrough in 2017, winning both the English Classic and World Masters. “I think the difference this year is the myself belief,” said Winstanley, who works as a beauty therapist. She beat Tricia Wright on her way to both the English Classic and World Masters titles. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Tuesday Preview

Aileen De Graaf Netherlands Vs Paula Jacklin England

There’s every chance sky-scraping averages will be recorded at the Lakeside on Tuesday afternoon when Jim Williams, Geert de Vos and Aileen De Graaf are all in first-round action. Williams had a jaw-dropping 110.58 against Geert de Vos in the Finder Masters 2017 – and the Belgian marksman himself threw 113.86 in the 2015 Grand Slam of Darts. De Graaf is also a heavy scorer and regards her 110 average against Fallon Sherrock in the Sunparcs in 2014 as one of her best darts memories. De Graaf is the women’s No 2 seed having hoovered up several trophies towards the end of 2017. Read More

James Hurrell withdraws from Lakeside

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regretfully announce that England's James Hurrell has withdrawn from the 2018 Lakeside World Championships due to ill health. Having entered the draw as the 15th seed and presently BDO ranked number 9, it is with great disappointment that 'Hillbilly' will be unable to make his third Lakeside appearance in 2018. On behalf of everyone at the British Darts Organisation, we wish James a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the dartboard again soon. In accordance with the 2018 World Championship qualification criteria, the next listed player in the main BDO Invitation Table (25th September 2017) who has not already qualified, Wales' Richie Edwards will now be invited to play. The BDO board of directors would like to clarify that Edwards will directly replace Hurrell in the main bracket and that no further alteration will be made to the tournament draw or the playing schedule. Richie 'Tricky' Edwards was ranked equal 27th at the cut off point, having reached two BDO ranking semi finals in September. He is now set to make his Lakeside World Championship debut on Monday 8th January.

Richie Edwards will now meet either Joe Chaney or Danny Noppert in the first round.

Lakeside 2018 Monday Preview

David Cameron Canada Vs Michael Unterbuchner Germany

Canada’s David Cameron, a first-round loser to eventual finalist Danny Noppert last year, had a good 2017, winning five tournaments on the North American circuit and meets Michael Unterbuchner in a preliminary-round match. The German makes his Lakeside debut after coming through five qualifying matches, dropping just one leg. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Sunday Preview

No 1 seed Glen Durrant is bracing himself for the toughest match of his career when he starts the defence of his BDO Lakeside World championship on Sunday lunchtime. The record books show Eric Bristow and Raymond van Barneveld are the only first-time winners of the BDO championship to retain the trophy – and that’s the challenge facing Durrant this year. The 47 year old from Middlesbrough meets either PG Pengiran Mohamed or Gary Robson in the first round and said: “(2015 BDO world champion) Scott Mitchell told me my first game as world champion will be my toughest game. “I always said there wouldn’t be any pressure once I’ve won the world title, but Scott says that’s when I will feel it. “I won’t be heartbroken if I don’t win the world title again, but at the same time, I don’t want to be remembered as a flash in the pan. “I want to win it again - and not many players have retained it. “I’ve got a tough draw. “I’ve played Gary six times – and he’s beaten me five times. Everyone has a bogey player – and I happen to have possibly drawn mine in the first round !” Durrant hasn’t been that active on the circuit since his world-title triumph, concentrating instead on exhibitions and his job for the local housing association. But he has still won the Welsh Open, Denmark Masters and England Matchplay – and was only a double 12 away from a nine-dart leg at the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton. “I didn’t need the money anyway !” laughed Durrant Read More

Lakeside 2018 Saturday Preview

Lakeside legends Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams and Lisa Ashton both toe the oche on the opening day of the 41st BDO World Championship. Adams makes his 25th consecutive appearance at the championship – he lifted the trophy in 2007, 2010 and 2011 – and Ashton also starts her bid for a fourth women’s title in five years. Read More


The Official draw of the 2018 Men’s Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships starting January 6th Live on Channel 4 and BT Sport. Check back soon when we will look at all the matches in more detail.


The Official draw of the 2018 Women’s Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships starting January 6th Live on Channel 4 and BT Sport. Some great matches in the first round. Check back soon when we will look at all the matches in more detail.

Chairman's thoughts on the BDO Lakeside 2018 Draw

Well that was a draw and a half; there are some very interesting matches for the fans/viewers. Starting with the men's draw, our number 1 seed and reigning champion Glen Durrant starts his campaign with a match against the winner of a preliminary round game between Pengiran Mohamed v Gary Robson. Read More