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Winmau Darts Centre at WICS Stadium by Alan Towe

As a reward for all of the time, effort and hard work put in to making the Winmau Centre, Wolverhampton one of the country’s top darting venues the BDO have released a press announcement with some brilliant news for the centre based in the Wolverhampton Indoor Community Sports Arena.

“Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Open & Classic TWO New Men’s Category B BDO Ranking Tournaments for Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton Indoor Community Sports Centre is to play host to two British Darts Organisation (BDO) ranking events in 2017, with a prize fund of ten thousand pounds. This event has been successfully run by the BDO for the previous four years in conjunction with WICS (Wolverhampton Indoor Community Sports) After a series of successful events the BDO have added two events into the BDO invitational tables for the 2016-17 season. On Saturday 15th July the Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Classic will be played. The followed day it will be the Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Open. Both events are Men’s category B tournaments.

Once again the main sponsors of both events will be the Winmau Dartboard Company Ltd.We are also very pleased to announce that the BDDA will be holding a British Disability Darts Association tournament on the same weekend. More details about the events will be announced shortly WICS Manager, Dharam Jagpal, commented: “This will be our most prestigious darts event to date and we’re hoping to bring forward our plans for the new Winmau Darts Centre, currently being designed as part of a major update of the whole WICS complex”. Ian Flack, Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, added: “The award of BDO ranking points for the Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Open & Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Classic is just reward for the amazing opportunities that Dharam and the BDO team have provided for players, not just in the local area, but nationwide. Last year was the 4th Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Open, and this event has grown in stature and with it now being included into the BDO portfolio of events along with the Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Classic is great news for the Men’s game”.

Watch this space for all further details on how to enter and cost of entry etc.


The latest on the league front at the centre sees Louis Burley in week sixteen top the Thursday Night Champions League with a total of 141 points from 27 games, his nearest rival at the time of going to print being Chris Williams who has reached 133 points from 24 games.

Fourth placed Sam Guest is still well in contention despite being 25 points behind Burley as he has only played 21 games and with six in hand and a possible 42 points up for grabs he could well take over the number one spot, as could reigning champion for the past two seasons Mick Baker. Currently fifth in the table Baker has only played 20 games so far, he has 111 points and could take his total to 160 with his games in hand. So neither Guest or Baker are out of the frame but for Guest to reach his possible 158 points and Baker his 160 would mean both players would have to win all of their outstanding games 7-0, however there is still a long way to go and there will obviously be twists and turns along the way for all involved.


The Monday Night League as at week four sees Just The Tip in pole position with 147 points and second placed The Untouchables, who handed the leaders their first defeat of the campaign when they beat them 26-22 in week three, are ten points behind them. Third in the table What’s The Points are a further seventeen points adrift of Untouchables but they have only played three games as opposed to the two teams above them having played four.


by Alan Towe
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