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The 2017 World Trophy is happening this weekend in Barry!

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Posted: 23.05.17 in Tournament Analysis Blog category

The 2017 World Trophy is happening this weekend in Barry!

It’s back again! The World Trophy has led a hard life. Ever since the inaugural tournament in a rainy Blackpool in February 2014, the tournament has always seemed to be on the verge of extinction but keeps bouncing back.

In 2015 it was held in late February at Event City Manchester. I was in Blackpool helping out behind the scenes but found a new role in 2015 accompanying our sponsored player Peter Sajwani to the event as he had qualified.

In 2016 it was played at the end of May, the May Bank Holiday in fact, the same as this year. I was again helping behind the scenes and we were at The Lakeside as the tournament found its 3rd home in 3 years!

We have another new venue this year! The Memo Centre in Barry. The home of Gavin and Stacey and now it is the World Trophy that is what's occurring down in Wales. The event is going to be televised but there are still some tickets left. They are £15 a day or £40 for all 4 days. With the high quality field this is great value for money!

I am going to be there working with the BDO Social Media team and I am really looking forward to it.

Glen Durrant is the rightful favourite-The World Champion has also picked up the Welsh Open and Denmark Masters championships in the past month so his form is good. He is looking for the “Grand Slam” of BDO Majors as he is the current Winmau World Master too.

Danny Noppert is 2nd favourite at 7/2. Waites at 16/1 is a bit of an unknown entity at the moment, as he has not been competing much on the circuit recently. If you’re looking for an outsider McGeeney at 25/1 offers a bit of value.

In the Ladies event we have the Ashton duo competing in the Ladies Singles. Mum Lisa and daughter Lindsey compete in the same half of the draw. Lisa Ashton is favourite at 6/5 to win the event, Deta, who is playing well at the moment (mind you when does she not play well?) is at 9/2.  Some will put up a case for Lorraine Winstanley at 20/1 as good value. She has been on a terrific run of form and is worth considering.

If you really fancy a rollercoaster ride then if I was a betting man my £1 each way would be on Maria O’Brien. I have seen Maria play at the Devon Open over the past few years and she is capable of destroying anyone on her day. Whether she can go all the way is another matter but at 100/1 it will be fun to see.

It all kicks off at 5pm and there is a fascinating 4 days of darts ahead! It has just been announced that there will be TV coverage, all the details are at the bottom of this bog!


Friday 26th May Doors open 4pm Play Starts 5pm approximate finish 11pm

Saturday 27th May Doors Open 12 noon Play Starts at 1pm approximate finish 7pm

Sunday 28th May Doors Open 12 noon Play Starts at 1pm approximate finish 7pm Monday

29th May Doors Open 12 noon Play Starts at 1pm approximate finish 8.30pm

Men’s Singles

Friday 26 May

Ross Montgomery (1/3) v Joe Chaney (9/4)

Danny Noppert (1/8) v Willem Mandigers (19/4)

Nick Kenny (5/11) v Martin C Atkins (17/10)

Jamie Hughes (3/5) v Jeff Smith (13/10)

Darius Labanauskas (3/16) v Dennis Nilsson (18/5)

Darryl Fitton (4/11) v Conan Whitehead (21/10)

Martin Phillips (3/16) v Carl Dennel (18/5)

Mark McGeeney (1/4) v Wouter Vaes (29/10)

Ladies Singles

Friday 26 May

Lorraine Winstanley 8/13 v Rhian Griffiths 5/4

Aileen de Graaf 2/9 v Lindsey Ashton

Trina Gulliver 5/19 v Maria O’Brien 11/4

Lisa Ashton 1/9 v Anca Ziljstra 16/5


Men’s Singles

Saturday 27th May

Scott Waites (1/4) v James Hurrell (29/10)

Wesley Harms (1/25) v Yuya Higuchi (19/2)

Richard Veenstra (5/18) v Andy Fordham (13/5)

Glen Durrant 3/19 v Brian Dawson (4/1)

Geert De Vos (4/11) v Peter Machin (21/10)

Scott Mitchell (1/16) v Umit Uygunsozlu (31/4)

Martin Adams (10/29) v Cameron Menzies (11/5)

Dean Reynolds (8/13) v Jim Williams (5/4)

Ladies Singles

Saturday 27 May

Sharon Prins 4/6 v Rachel Brooks 15/13

Deta Hedman 2/9 v Paula Jacklin 16/5

Corrine Hammond 6/5 v Fallon Sherrock 11/17

Anastasia Dobromyslova 2/9 v Sue Edwards 16/5

Outright – Men’s

Durrant 5/4 Noppert 7/2 Hughes Mitchell Waites 16/1 Reynolds De Vos McGeeney Adams 25/1

Outright – Ladies Ashton 6/5 Hedman 9/2 De Graaf 9/1 Sherrock 10/1

TV Coverage (BDO Press Release)

The BDO are pleased to announce that The BDO World Trophy this coming weekend 26th – 29th May 2017 will be shown live throughout the World. All the live action can be viewed on: 

United Kingdom:

Front Runner TV on the Sky platform Ch. 468 and Freeview platform Ch. 91

Winmau TV  http://www.winmau.com/sec/1391/WINMAU_TV/UNILAD, Facebook live on the

UNILAD and UNILAD Sport Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/uniladmag & www.facebook.com/uniladfootball

Rest of the World:

Winmau TV http://www.winmau.com/sec/1391/WINMAU_TV/

UNILAD, Facebook live on the UNILAD and UNILAD Sport Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/uniladmag & www.facebook.com/uniladfootball)  


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