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Article: Winmau World Masters 2014 Preview with Red Dragon Darts

Winmau World Masters 2014 Preview with Red Dragon Darts

Players from over 40 countries are set to provide a colourful darting extravaganza when darts’ longest-running tournament - The Winmau World Masters returns to Kingston-Upon-Hull, from the 9th-12th October.

Players will be competing to add their name to the prestigious World Masters trophy, and in the process add their name to an illustrious list of previous winners which includes: Phil Taylor, Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Bob Anderson, Dennis Priestley, Michael van Gerwen, and Raymond van Barneveld.

With 1679 players currently having BDO invitational ranking points, a record-busting entry list is expected at the Hull Sports Arena, to compete for the 16 qualifier slots and a chance to play on the big stage at Hull City Hall in front of a televised audience around the globe.

The list of those 16 players already all but guaranteed tournament slots represents an eclectic and exciting  mix of BDO talent and includes: current BDO World Number One James Wilson, five-time tournament winner  Martin Adams,  former World Master and Lakeside Champion Scott Waites, as well as Dutch stars, Jeffrey De Graaf, Rick Hofstra, Remco Van Eijden, and Jan Dekker.

Reigning Ladies World Master Deta Hedman will also be in Hull to defend her title, against the likes of two-time World Masters Champion Julie Gore, former reigning Lakeside World Champion Lisa Ashton and former World Champion and darts’ Golden Girl Trina Gulliver. Boy’s and Girl’s Masters titles will also be up for grabs with competitors hoping to follow in the footsteps of former winners such as: Stephen Bunting, and Anastasia Dobromyslova.

In a new development, the BDO, will at the same time, host qualifiers for the inaugural BDO Youth World Championship, with the qualifying competition also being played at Hull Arena. The winning players will be battling to earn the chance to play the finals on the stage of the home of darts: The Lakeside, with the finals being screened on BBC TV on the 8th January 2015. Anyone under the age of 18 and not a full-time PDPA member can enter the tournament for a £10 fee and in the process play for the opportunity to make darting history, by becoming the inaugural BDO Youth World Champion.

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