The BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship 2018

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Day 9 at Lakeside 2018 Sunday 14th Jan 4:45pm Mens Final

(best of 13 sets, best of 5 legs)

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Glen Durrant England

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Mark McGeeney England

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Lakeside 2018 Day 9 Report

Glen Durrant retained the BDO Lakeside World Championship in a 13th-set tie break – after Mark McGeeney missed two darts to beat him. The top two seeds duelled for more than three hours and a game of twists and turns decisively swung Durrant’s way in the fifth leg of the 13th set. Durrant pulled off a break of throw with a jaw-dropping 149 check out that finally broke McGeeney’s resistance. Read More

Glen Durrant is the 2018 Mens Lakeside World Champion

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Lakeside 2018 Day 8 Report

Lisa Ashton retained the BDO Women’s World Championship with a come from behind win over Anastasia Dobromyslova. Dobromyslova had been the form player throughout the championship, not dropping a leg, and she whitewashed Ashton 3-0 in the opening set, taking out a 100 finish in the second leg. Read More

Lisa Ashton is the 2018 Ladies Lakeside World Champion

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Saturday 13th Ladies Final and Mens Semi Finals

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Lakeside 2018 Photo Gallery

Take a look at our fans and players photo gallery which will be updated with new content throughout the weekend. Photo Gallery

Lakeside 2018 Day 7 Session 2 Report

The fourth men’s quarter final also went to a deciding ninth set – and No 2 seed Mark McGeeney came through it in a tie break. “I don’t know how I won that,” said McGeeney. Warren did lead 3-1 and should have had a dart at double top in the eighth set. But he couldn’t find single 20 and McGeeney made the most of the reprieve. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 7 Session 1 Report

Defending champion Glen Durrant rallied superbly from the brink of defeat to edge out Jim Williams over nine sets. As Scott Waites did earlier, Durrant came from 4-1 down to win. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 6 Session 2 Report

Richard Veenstra completely outplayed Geert de Vos, dropping just three legs in a straight-sets win. De Vos was out of sorts, way too many of his darts drifted into the one, but that should not take away from Veenstra’s performance. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 6 Session 1 Report

The Final of the world youth championship took off in style with Killian taking out a 156 checkout in the first leg of the match. Dutch sharp-shooter Justin van Tergouw had a 170 check out on his way to retaining the BDO World Youth Championship. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 5 Session 1 Report

Lakeside debutant Andy Baetens stunned 2015 BDO World champion Scott Mitchell in the second round. The 28 year-old from Belgium won 4-2 after Mitchell missed five chances to send the match into a deciding seventh set. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 4 Session 2 Report

Michael Unterbuchner pulled off the shock of the first round at the Lakeside. The 29 year old from Munich dumped out No 3 seed Jamie Hughes in a dramatic fifth-set tie break. Both players had darts to clinch victory in the final set and it was Unterbuchner who nailed the match winner, finding double top with his last dart in the eighth leg. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 4 Session 1 Report

No 9 seed Jim Williams came back from the brink to edge out Dennis Nilsson in a five-set thriller in one of the best matches of the championship. Nilsson was 66 points away from victory in the fourth leg of the third set and with defeat a near certainty should he miss, Williams found double top with his last dart to complete a 96 check out. Read More

Latest interviews and Video Clips

Checkout all the latest player interviews and video clips in our media section, plus other great Lakeside 2018 content on our Youtube Channel.Video Clips

Lakeside 2018 Day 3 Session 2 Report

Lakeside favourite Darryl Fitton conjured up an exclamation-mark ending to a gruelling first-round clash with Justin Thompson. Both players struggled for form in the opening four sets - and then Fitton lit up the Lakeside in the fifth set tie break. He left himself six darts to take out 170 for the match in the sixth leg – and needed only three for the highest possible check out. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 3 Session 1 Report

Daniel Day made a Lakeside debut that must rank among the best seen at the home of darts. The baby-faced marksman from Romford took out jaw-dropping finishes of 136, 132 and 99 in his straight sets win over New Zealand’s Craig Caldwell. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 2 Session 2 Report

Welsh veteran Wayne Warren went close to Lakeside history during his upset first-round win over Dutch favourite Wesley Harms. Warren started the fourth leg of the first set with 180 . . . then another. That put the 55 year old on course for the first nine-darter at the Lakeside since Paul Lim way back in 1990. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 2 Session 1 Report

Defending men’s champion Glen Durrant got through what he reckoned would be the hardest match of his career to reach the second round at the Lakeside. Ahead of his first-round match with Gary Robson, Durrant talked up his opponent’s chances. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 1 Session 2 Report

The Best match of the day was a breath-taking shoot out between Scott Mitchell, the 2015 Lakeside BDO World Champion, and Darius Labanauskas. Mitchell won it 3-2 after weathering an astonishing bombardment in the opening set. That first set was of the highest quality, possibly one of the best ever seen at the Lakeside. Read More

Lakeside 2018 Day 1 Session 1 Report

Highlights of a dramatic opening day of the 41st BDO Lakeside World Championship were a legend bowing out after a sudden-death shoot out and possibly the finest set in the championship’s history. The opening match of the championship, between No 2 seed Mark McGeeney and Lakeside legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams, was as tight as it promised to be. Read More

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Watch the BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship 2018 in the UK and Northern Ireland on Channel 4 and BT Sport and around the world on Sky New Zealand and in the USA on Eleven Sports USA and for the rest of the world on BDO TV.

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

Lakeside 2018 Schedule

All the latest draw and schedule information for the 2018 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship. Full Schedule

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LAKESIDE 2018 MENS DRAW

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.

LAKESIDE 2018 LADIES DRAW

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

Gary Robson Invite to Lakeside World Pro 2018

Krzysztof Ratajski has declined his invitation to play in the 2018 Lakeside World Championships. The Polish player had received an automatic qualifying spot by virtue of winning the 2017 Winmau World Masters in September, but has informed the British Darts Organisation that he will not be competing. England's Gary Robson (the highest ranked player on the BDO Invitation Table not already qualified) has now been added to the line up and is set to make his 16th Lakeside World Championship appearance in January.

Lakeside World Pro 2018 Qualifiers

The British Darts Organisation is pleased to announce that the following players will be invited to compete at the 2018 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.

Reigning BDO World Champion 'Duzza' Glen Durrant returns to 'the home of world darts' as the No.1 seed for a third successive year, hoping to become only the fourth man to retain the title. In second place on the seeding list is the twice Winmau World Masters finalist 'Gladiator' Mark McGeeney, with double Lakeside semi finalist 'Yozza' Jamie Hughes seeded 3 and the 2015 BDO World Champion 'Scotty Dog' Scott Mitchell seeded 4.

The 16 seeds for the men's competition include four more former Lakeside semi finalists. 'Sparky' Wesley Harms, 'Flyers' Richard Veenstra, Welsh legend Martin Phillips and the 'Dazzler' Darryl Fitton, who reached his third semi final in 2017. Two players in the top 16 will be making their Lakeside debut as seeded players, Scotland's Cameron Menzies and Belgium's Andy Baetens.

SEEDED PLAYERS

1. Glen Durrant (Eng)
2. Mark McGeeney (Eng)
3. Jamie Hughes (Eng)
4. Scott Mitchell (Eng)
5. Ross Montgomery (Sco)
6. Geert de Vos (Bel)
7. Wesley Harms (Ned)
8. Cameron Menzies (Sco)
9. Jim Williams (Wal)
10. Willem Mandigers (Ned)
11. Richard Veenstra (Ned)
12. Dean Reynolds (Wal)
13. Andy Baetens (Bel)
14. Martin Phillips (Wal)
15. James Hurrell (Eng)
16. Darryl Fitton (Eng)

Eight more players (ranked 17 to 24) will be drawn directly into the first round. They include two of the games great champions, 'Scotty 2 Hotty' Scott Waites who lifted the Lakeside trophy in 2013 & 2016 and triple BDO World Champion 'Wolfie' Martin Adams who is set to make an historic 25th consecutive Lakeside appearance in January.

17. Kyle McKinstry (Nir)
18. Scott Waites (Eng)
19. Martin Adams (Eng)
20. Darius Labanauskas (Lit)
21. Conan Whitehead (Eng)
22. Nick Kenny (Wal)
23. Scott Baker (Eng)
24. Wayne Warren (Wal)

A further 16 players will compete in the Preliminary Round at the Lakeside. They include the player ranked 25th on the BDO invitation table Jeffrey Sparidaans and the highest ranked player on the British Isles table (not already qualified) Daniel Day. Four qualifiers have won through the BDO world championship playoffs in Bridlington and will each make their debuts in January. Automatic places are also granted to 2017 Lakeside runner up 'Noppie' Danny Noppert

25. Jeffrey Sparidaans (Ned)
26. Gary Robson(Eng)
British Isles regional rankings qualifier = Daniel Day (Eng)
Lakeside World Championship finalist 2017 = Danny Noppert (Ned)
BDO qualifier = Chris Harris (Wal)
BDO qualifier = Chris Gilliland (Nir)
BDO qualifier = Michael Unterbuchner (Ger)
BDO qualifier = Derk Telnekes (Ned)

These players will be drawn into the Preliminary Round against eight international qualifiers. The winners of the Asian qualifying tournament and the Australian National Singles will be joined at Lakeside by the players who top each of the BDO regional rankings tables. Brunei and Turkey will have representatives at the Lakeside for the first time ever.

Asian qualifier = Pengiran Mohamed (Brn)
Australian qualifier = Justin Thompson (Aus)
Baltic/Scandinavian qualifier = Dennis Nilsson (Swe)
Canadian qualifier = David Cameron (Can)
Eastern European qualifier = Umit Uygonsozlu (Tur)
New Zealand qualifier = Craig Caldwell (Nzl)
USA qualifier = Joe Chaney (USA)
Western European qualifier = Chris Landman (Ned)

Invitations will also be issued for the 2018 Women's World Championship and the BDO rankings are topped for the sixth time in seven years by 'the Heart of Darts' Deta Hedman. She will be accompanied by a world class field, including the players who challenged her in 3 previous Lakeside finals. Reigning triple world champion 'the Lancashire Rose' Lisa Ashton, 3 time former champion 'from Russia with Love' Anastasia Dobromyslova and returning for her 18th consecutive appearance, the legendary 10 time Lakeside Champion 'the Golden Girl; Trina Gulliver MBE. 2017 Lakeside finalist Corrine Hammond, reigning BDO World Trophy champion Aileen de Graaf, Europe Cup Singles winner 'Racing Angel' Sharon Prins and the newly crowned Winmau World Masters champion Lorraine Winstanley complete the list of seeds.

SEEDED PLAYERS

1. Deta Hedman (Eng)
2. Aileen de Graaf (Ned)
3. Lorraine Winstanley (Eng)
4. Lisa Ashton (Eng)
5. Corrine Hammond (Aus)
6. Anastasia Dobromyslova (Rus)
7. Trina Gulliver MBE (Eng)
8. Sharon Prins (Ned)

The unseeded players (ranked 9 to14) include the 2015 runner up Fallon Sherrock and fellow England international Tricia Wright, who will be making her long awaited Lakeside debut. They will be drawn against the seeded players, alongside the two qualifiers from the BDO world championship playoffs.

9. Fallon Sherrock (Eng)
10. Anca Zijlstra (Ned)
11. Paula Jacklin (Eng)
12. Rhian Griffiths (Wal)
13. Maria O'Brien (Eng)
14. Tricia Wright (Eng)
BDO qualifier = Rachna David (Nor)
BDO qualifier = Vicky Pruim (Swe)

In addition to the 40 men and 16 ladies heading to Frimley Green, there will be two youth players contesting their own championship decider upon the famous Lakeside stage. Reigning champion Justin van Tergouw from the Netherlands has won his way through to the final once again, where he will face Republic of Ireland international Killian Heffernan.

The 41st BDO World Professional Darts Championships will be broadcast live on Channel 4 Television in partnership with BT Sport, from Saturday 6th to Sunday

14th January 2018. Tickets and accommodation packages are available via www.lakesideworlddarts.co.uk.