List of BDO ranked tournaments

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The British Darts Organisation organise many darts tournaments each year including Major titles such as the Lakeside World Professional Championship and the Winmau World Masters. The Tournaments listed below are recognised BDO ranking events for the BDO Invitational Table point allocation system [1] that determines players qualification for its Major tournament finals the BDO's own tournaments are in bold.

Tournament levels and points allocationEdit

The BDO Invitational Table relates only to registered playing members of the BDO, who comply with BDO and World Darts Federation (WDF) eligibility rules including terms and conditions of the 1997 Tomlin Order. The BDO awards points depending on player's performances within each of its events. Twenty-seven points are awarded to the champion of each its three Major Events – The Lakeside World Professional Championship, The Bavaria World Darts Trophy and the Winmau World Masters. Lower points are awarded for each round of the tournament reached. Other events are placed into Category A+, A, B, C and D based on the prize-pool and number of payouts, with points for placings slowly decreasing.[2] Only the best 12 placings are added for the players ranking that define seedings and qualification for events it stages. The BDO Invitational rankings sees the points wiped after the seedings for the World Championship are decided from the following 94 tournaments:

  • The three BDO Major tournaments.
  • The six BDO Category A+ tournaments.
  • The ten BDO Category A tournaments.
  • The nine BDO Category B tournaments.
  • The fourteen BDO Category C tournaments.
  • The forty eight BDO Category D tournaments.
  • The four BDO Special Qualifiers tournaments.

Ranking methodEdit

Since the formation of the BDO rankings in 1974 the method used to calculate a player's ranking points has changed several times.

Current points distributionEdit

Points are currently awarded as follows:

Tournament category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128
BDO Major tournaments 49 42 35 28 21 14 7 4
BDO Category A+ tournaments 49 42 35 28 21 14 7 4
BDO Category A tournaments 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
BDO Category B tournaments 24 20 16 12 8 4
BDO Category C tournaments 18 15 12 9 6
BDO Category D tournaments 14 12 10 8 6
BDO Special Qualifiers tournaments 10 8 6

Current tournament categoriesEdit

MajorsEdit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
BDO World Darts Championship   England London Indigo at The O2 1978 128   Wayne Warren £300,000
World Masters   England Bridlington Bridlington Spa 1974 128   John O'Shea £60,000
BDO World Trophy   Wales Blackburn [[King George's Hall] (Blackburn)|] 2014 128   Jim Williams £38,000

Category A+Edit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
Dutch Open   Netherlands Assen De Bonte Wever 1973 128   Ross Montgomery €33,350
England Classic [3]   England Selsey Bunn Leisure Holiday Centre 2009 32   Wesley Harms £9,300
England Open   England Host location Host venue 1995 64   Jim Williams £15,400
Isle of Man Open   Isle of Man Douglas Villa Marina Complex, Central Promenade, 1986 64   Scott Waites £10,320
Welsh Open   Wales Host location Host venue 1986 64   Martijn Kleermaker €6,300

Category AEdit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
BDO British Classic   Great Britain Bridlington The Spa Bridlington 1997 32   Dennie Olde Kalter £7,600
BDO British Open   England Bridlington The Spa Bridlington 1975 64   Wesley Harms £12,400
BDO International Open   Great Britain Llanelli Gateway Resort 2008 32   Jim Williams £7,600
Belgium Open   Belgium Antwerp Royal Yacht Club of Belgium 1982 64   Glen Durrant €8,500
Denmark Open   Denmark Esbjerg Granly Hockey Arena 1974 64   Wesley Harms DKK 70,200
German Open   Germany Bochum Städtische Sporthalle Harpener Heide 1986 128   Mario Vandenbogaerde €6,300
Scottish Open   Scotland Renfrew Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel 1995 64   Jim Williams £12,400
Swedish Open[4]   Sweden Malmö Scandic Hotel 1969 32   Dennis Nilsson SEK 82,500
Turkish Open   Turkey Antalya (host city changes) Limak Limra Hotel (host venue changes) 2009 32   Mark McGeeney €9,330
Czech Open   Czechia Prague OREA Pyramida Hotel 1999 32   Ross Montgomery GBP 7,000

Slovak Open

Category BEdit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
Antwerp Open   Belgium Antwerp Royal Yacht Club of Belgium 1988 64   Wouter Vaes €6,540
Australian Grand Masters   Australia Canberra Canberra Labour Club 1983 32   Peter Machin A$9,600
Australian Masters   Australia Geelong Geelong Darts Association Club 1979 32   Damon Heta A$9,300
Denmark Masters   Denmark Esbjerg Granly Hockey Arena 2014 32   Brian Raman DKK 50,200
German Masters   Germany Bochum Dart Sport Club 2014 64   Brian Dawson €6,300
Scottish Classic   Scotland 2014 64   Robert Douthwaite £5,020

Category CEdit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
Catalonia Open   Spain Barcelona Old Factory Llobet Gurí, Calella 2011 32   Niels Heinsø €4,000
England National Championships   England Selsey Host venue 2003 32   Scott Mitchell £4,140
England Masters   England Selsey Host venue 1973 64   Jim Williams £4,640
French Open   France Gérardmer 1989 32   Jim Williams €6,580
Finnish Open   Finland Helsinki SOKOS Hotel 1981 32   Boris Koltsov €4,700
Japan Open[5]   Japan Tokyo Ota Ku Sangyo Plaza PIO 2005 32   Hiroshi Tanji YEN 660,000
Luxembourg Open   Luxembourg Clervaux Hall Polyvalent 2010 32   Roger Janssen €4,670
Northern Ireland Open   Northern Ireland Newry Bellini's 2003 64   Jim Williams £18,500
Polish Open   Poland Police Hotel Dobosz 2010 64   Carl Wilkinson PLN 16,000
Romanian Classic [6]   Romania Bucharest Intercontinental Hotel 2014 32   John Michael €5,750
Romanian Open [7]   Romania Bucharest Intercontinental Hotel 2010 32   Dave Parletti €5,750
Swiss Open [8]   Switzerland Lausen MZH Stutz, Stutzstrasse 11 1984 32   Michael Unterbuchner CHF 6,880

Category DEdit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
ADO Shoot for the Moon   USA 2010 32   Larry Butler Unknown
ADO Syracuse Open   USA 2010 32   Leonard Gates Unknown
ADO White Mountain Shootout   USA 2010 32   Leonard Gates Unknown
Auckland Open   New Zealand Auckland 2011 32   Mark McGrath Unknown
Austrian Open[9]   Austria Vienna Hotel am Wienerberg 2009 32   Roger Janssen €1,440
Baltic Cup Open   Estonia Pärnu Villa Andropoff 2009 32   Matt Dickinson Unknown
Bob Jones Memorial   Canada Trenton Astra Lounge 1995 32   Dave Cameron C$1,920
Canadian Open[10]   Canada TBA TBA 1985 32   Nick Smith C$5,300
Camellia Classic   USA Sacramento Crowne Plaza Hotel 2005 32   Chris White $20,000
Canterbury Open   New Zealand Christchurch Cashmere Club 2009 32   Mark McGrath Unknown
Central Coast Australian Classic   Australia City of Gosford Central Coast Leagues Club 2003 32   Raymond Smith A$7,690
Cleveland Darts Extraveganza   USA Sacramento Sheraton Hotel 2005 32   Jim Widmayer $15,000
Colorado Open   USA Denver Doubletree 2005 32   Leonard Gates $20,000
Estonia Open   Estonia Tallinn Hotel Dzingel 2007 32   Aleksandr Oreshkin €2,200
FCD Anniversary Open   Spain Calella The Old Factory 2015 32   Kay Smeets €2,340
Finnish Classic   Finland Helsinki SOKOS Hotel 2014 32   Andreas Harrysson €2,000
Greater Vancouver Open   Canada Richmond, British Columbia Sheraton Hotel 2010 32   David Fatum C$2,800
Golden Nugget Classic   Australia 2014 32   Rob Modra A$
Halifax Open[11]   Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia Bedford Legion Club 1973 32   Kiley Edmunds C$6990
Hong Kong Open   Hong Kong Hong Kong Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre 1989 32   Kai Fan Leung HKD 26,000
Hungarian Open[12]   Hungary Budapest Goya Eto Park Élményközpont 1999 32   Benjamin Pratnemer €1,950
Iceland Open   Iceland Reykjavík Reykjavík Dartclub, 2005 32   Dennis Watt ISK 125,000
Italian Grand Masters   Italy Bologna Grand Hotel Bologna 2010 32   Wesley Harms €2,400
Japan Masters   Japan Tokyo 2014 32   Seigo Asada YEN 660,000
Klondike Open   Canada Edmonton Sands Hotel 1958 32   Kiley Edmunds C$13,000
Las Vegas Open   USA Las Vegas Tuscany Casino 2000 64   Robbie Phillips $30,000
Latvia Open   Latvia Riga Belle Vue Park Hotel 2006 32   Darius Labanauskas €2,400
Lithuania Open   Lithuania Trakai Trasalis Trakai Resort & Spa 2009 32   Darius Labanauskas €900
Malaysian Open   Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Phoenix Ballroom, Pearl International Hotel 2001 64   Christian Perez MYR 40,000
Malta Open   Malta Saint Pauls Bay Topaz Hotel 1986 32   John Michael €2,050
Music City Open   Canada 2012 32   Danny Lauby-jnr
Newfoundland Labrador Spring Open   Canada 2013 32   Dave Cameron
New Zealand Masters   New Zealand Porirua 1992 32   Cody Harris NZD5,700
New Zealand Open[13]   New Zealand Wainuiomata 1983 32   Tahuna Irwin
NZDC North Island Masters   New Zealand Hastings 2009 32   Darren Herewini Unknown
Pennsylvania Open   USA 2015 32   Jim Widmayer A$9,600
Police Masters   Poland Police Hotel Dobosz 2011 64   Kay Smeets PLN 16,000
Quebec Open   Canada Quebec Best Western Hotel 2005 32   Ross Snook C$7,500
Riga Open   Latvia Riga Bellevue Hotel 2012 32   Darius Labanauskas €1,200
NZDC South Island Masters   New Zealand 2013 32   Peter Hunt
Saint John Port City Open   Canada Saint John 2015 32   Jeff Smith €1,200
Ted Clements Open   New Zealand Levin 2009 32   Mark Cleaver A$9,300
Torremolinos Open   Spain Torremolinos 1992 32   Adrian Frim £2,080
USA Darts Classic   USA Stamford, Connecticut Stamford Marriott Hotel 2004 32   Larry Butler $20,000
Victoria Easter Classic   Australia Geelong White Eagle House 2015 32   Harley Kemp A$3,100
Virginia Beach Dart Classic   USA Virginia Beach, Virginia Wyndham Virginia Beach 1986 32   Larry Butler $37,120
West Coast Classic   Australia Belmont, Perth Belmont Sport and Recreation Club 2005 32   Dennis Parr
Whyalla Open   Australia Whyalla 1986 32   Dan Chapman A$16,000

BDO Special QualifiersEdit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
BDO European Grand Slam Qualifiers   Great Britain 128
BDO Grand Slam Qualifiers   Great Britain 128
BDO World Championship Qualifiers   Great Britain 128
BICC Inter-County Championship   Great Britain 128

BDO other tournamentsEdit

Tournament Country Current or last location Current or last venue Founded Draw Defending champion Prize money
BDO Gold Cup   England Host location Host venue 1974 64   Brian Dawson Unknown
British Pentathlon   Great Britain 1976 64   Jamie Hughes £4,500

Former ranked tournamentsEdit

Tournament Country Final location Final venue Founded Draw Final champion Prize money
Autumn Gold Cider Masters   Great Britain 1984–1987 32   John Lowe
British Matchplay (former Major)   Great Britain 1976–1983 128   Terry O'Dea
British Professional Championship (former Major)   Great Britain 1981–1988 128   Jocky Wilson
Bullseye Darts Championship   Great Britain 1979–1981 128   Jocky Wilson
Butlins Grand Masters (former Major)   Great Britain 1979–1981 128   Jocky Wilson
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Open   USA 2012–2014 64   Leonard Gates
Double Diamond Masters   Great Britain 1982–1987 32   Reg Harding
Greek Open   Greece 2006–2014 32   John Michael
European Masters   Great Britain Frimley Green, Surrey Lakeside 1995   Mike Gregory
International Darts League (former Major)   Netherlands Nijmegen Triavium 2003–2007 128   Gary Anderson
Marlborough Masters   Great Britain 1974–? 32   David Jones
New South Wales Open   Australia 2014–? 32   Eddy Sims
Tops of Ghent   Belgium 2011–2014 32   Scott Mitchell
Van Diemen Classic   Belgium 2014–? 32   Peter Machin
Finder Darts Masters (former Major)   Netherlands Egmond aan Zee Zuiderduin Hotel 1995-2018 32   Glen Durrant €33,500
World Darts Trophy (former Major)   Netherlands Utrecht Vechtsebanen 2002–2007 128   Gary Anderson
MFI World Matchplay (former Major)   Great Britain Basildon Festival Hall 1984–1988 128   Eric Bristow
Wales Classic   Wales Host location Host venue 2004–2013 128   James Wilson
Wales Masters   Wales Host location Host venue 2006–2010 128   Tony West
Hal Open   Netherlands 2010-2017 64   Mark McGeeney €9,500
Hal Masters   Netherlands Venray Evenementenhal Venray 2015-2017 64   Kyle McKinstry €9,500
Jersey Classic   Jersey 2012-2017 128   Dave Parletti £5,000
Jersey Open   Jersey 2012-2017 64   Scott Waites £5,000
Muensterland Trophy   Germany Gelsenkirchen Forum Gesamtschule Berger Feld 2014-2015 32   Ryan de Vreede €8,300
Muensterland Classic   Germany Gelsenkirchen Forum Gesamtschule Berger Feld 2014-2015 32   Fabian Roosenbrand €8,300

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Tournament". swedishopendart.se. Svenska Dartforbundet. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Tournaments". www.jsfd.or.jp/. Japan Sports Federation of Darts. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Romanian Darts Festival 2016". www.federatiedarts.ro/. Romanian Darts Federation. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
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  8. ^ "Calendar". www.darts.ch/de/. Swiss Darts Federation. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Event". www.austrian-open-vienna.at/_en/. Wiener Darts Verband. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Calendar". www.ndfc.ca/. National Darts Federation Canada. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Canadian Ranked Events". www.ndfc.ca. National Darts Federation Canada. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
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  13. ^ "NZDC Calendar". www.nzdarts.com/. New Zealand Darts Council. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.

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