Setanta televised BDO International Grand Prix Series


Exciting climax to the Setanta televised BDO International Grand Prix Series


THE 2008 BDO BRITISH OPEN MEN’S SINGLES


The Spa, Bridlington


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH


The 2008 BDO BRITISH OPEN MEN’S SINGLES will provide a truly exciting climax to the first ever BDO International Grand Prix Series when it is played at The Spa, Bridlington on Saturday, September 20th.


Televised live and exclusively on Setanta Sports from 7PM to 12.30AM, and played on the Winmau Blade III it is set to provide a mouth-watering finale to the series of five major BDO televised tournaments that began in May.


Two Scots, GARY ANDERSON and ROSS MONTGOMERY could be fighting it out for top spot, with England’s DAVY RICHARDSON still in with a chance of equalling Gary Anderson’s current 33 points total – depending on results!


First of all, those players have to win their way through to the Last 8 in the Men’s Singles. If they do, then a win for Gary Anderson will make him a clear winner on 48 points. But, if he isn’t in the points and Ross Montgomery wins, then Ross would take the title with 39 points.


However, if neither of them pick up any points and Davy Richardson emerges winner of the BDO British Open, then he would share top spot with Gary Anderson on 33 points.


In fact, there could be a three-way tie if Davy wins and Ross is runner-up. That would mean that Gary, Ross and Davy would all share a 33 points total!


There are a whole string of players with opportunities to share the £32,000 available prize money in the BDO International Grand Prix, including England’s SCOTT WAITES (15 points), and GARY ROBSON (Eng) and MARK WEBSTER (Wales) both on 9 points.


One thing’s for sure – it is impossible to predict a winner!


Top of the points table going into the BDO British Open:




FIRST


GARY ANDERSON (Scot) 33 POINTS


SECOND



ROSS MONTGOMERY (Scot) 24 POINTS


THIRD



DAVY RICHARDSON (Eng) 18 POINTS


FOURTH



SCOTT WAITES (Eng) 15 POINTS


JOINT FIFTH



GARY ROBSON (Eng) 9 POINTS


MARK WEBSTER (Wales) 9 POINTS




JOINT SEVENTH


CHRIS JONES (Eng) 6 POINTS


STUART BOUSFIELD (Eng) 6 POINTS


EDWIN MAX (Neth) 6 POINTS


MARK BARILLI (Scot) 6 POINTS


ROBBIE GREEN (Eng) 6 POINTS


ALAN NORRIS (Swe) 6 POINTS


ROBERT HUGHES (Wales) 6 POINTS


The following players all have 3 Points:


TED HANKEY (Eng)


MICK REED (Eng)


PAUL GIBBS (Eng)


KEVIN EDWARDS (Eng)


GAVIN FORSYTH (Scot)


MICK COOKMAN (Eng)


JOE MURNAN (Eng)


IAN JONES (Eng)


ALAN WALKER (Wales)


STEPHEN BUNTING (Eng)


STUART KELLETT (Eng)


TONY O’SHEA (Eng)


TONY CLARK (Wales)


Points are awarded as follows:


1ST 15 POINTS


2ND 9 POINTS


Joint 3RD 6 POINTS x 2


Joint 5th 3 POINTS x 4


The BDO International Grand Prix prize fund of £32,000 is allocated as follows:


1ST £12,000


2ND £ 6,000


3RD £ 4,000


4th £ 3,000


5TH £ 2,500


6TH £ 2,000


7TH £ 1,500


8TH £ 1,000


The official BDO shirt-patch sponsor is the ‘Fire Kills’ campaign.


This is to raise awareness of fire safety in the home and in addition to players shirt patches, stage signage and promotional materials, darts fans will have the opportunity to apply for a free Home Fire Risk Check in the venue.


Your local Fire and Rescue Service will visit your home and offer advice on fire safety issues specific to your home and may install a smoke alarm for free.


Visit


www.direct.gov.uk/firekillsfor more information or to request a Home Fire Risk Check.


All matches will be played on WINMAU BLADE 111 dartboards, endorsed by the BDO and used in all major tournaments.


Non participating spectators are welcome for an entrance fee of £9, which entitles them to approx fourteen hours of competitive darts, including the opportunity to be part of the Setanta Sports TV audience from 7PM to 12.30AM.


THE SPA BOX OFFICE: 01262-678258


To watch live and exclusive BDO darts on Setanta Sports subscribe at


www.setanta.comof telephone 08712 00 33 22.


Press Release issued by Robert Holmes on behalf of THE BRITISH DARTS ORGANISATION 1/9/08: Tel: 07810047925 email


robertgholmes@hotmail.com


For information on The British Darts Organisation:


www.bdodarts.com