Winmau World Masters Returns to the Bridlington Spa
The Winmau World Masters Returns to the Bridlington Spa

After an eight year absence, the Winmau World Masters (the world’s oldest major darts tournament) will return to Bridlington, from Monday 25th September to Thursday 28th September, with some of the world’s top darts players competing at the Bridlington Spa.

The packed programme includes:
• Monday 25th September - Winmau World Masters Play-offs  
• Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September - Winmau World Masters (stage matches)
• Thursday 28th September – BDO Lakeside World Professional Championships Play-offs

The Winmau World Masters is a unique tournament as it provides a global platform for the best men, women, boys, girls and disability players to showcase their skills on one of the biggest stages of all.

Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We couldn’t be happier with our return to Bridlington! The Spa is a truly iconic venue and the atmosphere is always very special. This year is the 44th staging of the oldest major darts tournament on the planet, and we’ve no doubt it will provide some scintillating darts from the best in the BDO, WDF and WDDA/BDDA system.”

The tournament follows on from the BDO Winmau British Classic and BDO British Open, supported by EY Events, which takes place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September at the Bridlington Spa.

Sue Williams, Chair of the BDO, said: “The board are pleased to be returning to the Bridlington Spa for the 44th Winmau World Masters. We appreciate the support that we receive from EYEvents along with the staff of the Spa and are hoping for a record entry from around the globe, as many players will already be attending the Winmau British Classic and British Open. ”

Ticket information will be available on the Bridlington Spa website shortly: www.bridspa.com
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Cheers Mike for the info. :thumbup:
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Great news that they have finally confirmed the date and venue for this event - even though it seems the local B&B's were contacting players last week about extending their stays following the Classic and Open!!

Not really sure though that relegating the event to be played in midweek, and over 2 days is a good move bearing in mind it was previously held over a 3 day weekend.

Also no mention yet about TV coverage - hopefully someone picks it up other than Front Runner or Premier Sports.
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Mid week and no tv coverage. Not good for a once prestigious competiton.
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(04-10-2017, 08:14 PM)jc14 Wrote: Mid week and no tv coverage. Not good for a once prestigious competiton.

Agreed.  People work -can't get off, --- and no viewing either?  Curious scheduling that.
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Have to agree with comments above, this is not too good news. A mid-week tournament isn't what this event deserves.
I think Dennis Harbour didn't play the Masters last year because he didn't want to have time off work. As it's 4 mid-week days this year, the same thing could happen, to more players. Not to mention that most of the players have to qualify, so they can't even be sure that they get into the main event when they take time off work.
A TV deal is a must in this scenario, the Masters is the 2nd biggest BDO event, one of the most prestigious of all major darts events. It looks like the World Trophy might not even happen, the Masters failing would be a complete disaster, worse than everything in the BDO so far.
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This just seems odd. Having one of the biggest, oldest and most prestigous tournaments as a mid-week after-thought from a standard open competition weekend seems very very strange. This tournament should have its own dedicated weekend with no other distractions around it. I get the BDO are trying different things, but this doesn't sit well I'm afraid
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And when you think the BDO don't make enough dumb decisions, they make it a midweek tournament.

I suspect someone in particular will be having a big laugh at them once again.
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I live in Bridlington, but I'm confused about the format.
Is there 2 tournaments played?
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(04-10-2017, 09:28 PM)Phenohyte Wrote: Have to agree with comments above, this is not too good news. A mid-week tournament isn't what this event deserves.
I think Dennis Harbour didn't play the Masters last year because he didn't want to have time off work. As it's 4 mid-week days this year, the same thing could happen, to more players. Not to mention that most of the players have to qualify, so they can't even be sure that they get into the main event when they take time off work.
A TV deal is a must in this scenario, the Masters is the 2nd biggest BDO event, one of the most prestigious of all major darts events. It looks like the World Trophy might not even happen, the Masters failing would be a complete disaster, worse than everything in the BDO so far.

WDT going ahead 26-29 May in Wales - no mention of tv that i could see

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(04-11-2017, 08:48 PM)LeeICFC Wrote: I live in Bridlington, but I'm confused about the format.
Is there 2 tournaments played?

Looks like a few over the week:

Saturday 23rd Sept - BDO British Classic Singles
Sunday 24th - BDO British Open Singles
Monday 25th - Winmau World Masters play offs
Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th - Winmau World Masters stage events
Thursday 28th - Lakeside World Pro play offs
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