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.
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:
GARY ANDERSON (Scot) 33 POINTS
ROSS MONTGOMERY (Scot) 24 POINTS
DAVY RICHARDSON (Eng) 18 POINTS
SCOTT WAITES (Eng) 15 POINTS
GARY ROBSON (Eng) 9 POINTS
MARK WEBSTER (Wales) 9 POINTS
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:
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.
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
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