BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championsips - Semi Finals
About the show
The world's top 56 professional darts players will be competing for the global coveted trophies at 41st annual championships from Sat 6th - Sun 14 th Jan 2018.
The World Professional Darts Championships have been staged and promoted by the British Darts Organisation since 1978 and Lakeside Country Club (established in 1972) has been the host venue since 1986, and the main title sponsor since 2004.
The championships watched by millions on television in UK, Europe and around the globe, will be broadcast live on Channel 4 Television in partnership with BT Sport.
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.
Invitations 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.
Food & beverage: Snacks on sale, Bars open (drinks at pub prices), Hot food available.
Last four days: from £275.00 pp to £355.00 pp
Individual ticket prices range from £22 pp for a week day session to £99 pp for the men's final. See individual prices.
Date and time
Upcoming shows at this venue
- May 18, 2018 (Fri) - Darts Night of Champions 2018