Welsh Open (darts)

The Welsh Open[1] is a darts tournament organised by the World Darts Federation and affiliated with the British Darts Organisation which has been staged annually since 1974. In 2008 the tournament was televised in the United Kingdom for the first time on Setanta Sports as part of the BDO's new Grand Prix series.

Welsh Open
Tournament information
VenueEbbw Vale (1974–1985)
Butlin's Barry Island (1986)
Pontins (1987–current)
LocationPrestatyn
CountryWales
Established1974
Organisation(s)BDO, category A+ /
WDF, Gold category
FormatLegs (until QF)
Sets (from QF)
Prize fund£24,180
Month(s) PlayedMay
Current champion(s)
Netherlands Martijn Kleermaker (men's)
England Beau Greaves (women's)
England James Beeton (boy's)

Venue and sponsorsEdit

From 1987 the event has been staged at the Pontins holiday camp in Prestatyn, North Wales. The singles tournaments are sponsored by Red Dragon Sports and Pontins sponsor the other events.

Previous winnersEdit

Year Date Champion Runner-Up Semi-Finalists Quarter-Finalists
1974   David Jones   Cliff Inglis   Alan Evans
  Harry Heenan
  Ceri Morgan
  Tony Ridler
  Stefan Lord
  Leighton Rees
1975   Leighton Rees   Phil Obbard   Dyfri Jones
  Tony Ridler
  Alan Evans
  David Jones
  Paul Gosling
  Allan Thomas
1976   Alan Evans   John Lowe   Javier Gopar
  Terry James
  Leighton Rees
  Jack McKenna
  Rab Smith
  Jim McQuillan
1977   Leighton Rees   George Nicoll   Phil Obbard
  Ritchie Gardner
  Jocky Wilson
  Paul Reynolds
  Frank Ennis
  Stefan Lord
1978   Tony Brown   Stefan Lord   Leighton Rees
  Ceri Morgan
  Bill Lennard
  Jocky Wilson
  Colin Baker
  Alan Evans
1979   Leighton Rees   Rab Smith   John Lowe
  John Assiratti
  Dave Whitcombe
  Eric MacLean
  Ronnie Davies
  Ray Cornibert
1980   Ceri Morgan   Wayne Lock   Allan Hogg
  Nicky Virachkul
  John Lowe
  Eric Bristow
  Bobby George
  Bill Lennard
1981   Leighton Rees   Eric Bristow   John Lowe
  Angus Ross
  Alan Evans
  Steve Brennan
  Bobby George
  Wayne Lock
1982   John Lowe   Jocky Wilson   Eric Bristow
  Peter Locke
  Alan Evans
  Bill Lennard
  Tony Skuse
  Leighton Rees
1983   Dave Whitcombe   Keith Deller   Eric Bristow
  John Lowe
  Bobby George
  Bob Anderson
  Mike Gregory
  Ceri Morgan
1984   Keith Deller   Eric Bristow   Dave Lee
  Cliff Lazarenko
  John Joe O'Shea
  Ceri Morgan
  Leighton Rees
  Dennis Hickling
1985   Dave Lee   Ceri Morgan   Russell Stewart
  Eric Bristow
  John Lowe
  Cliff Lazarenko
  Mike Gregory
  Alan Warriner
1986 6 July   Cliff Lazarenko   Bob Anderson   Brian Cairns
  Chris Johns
  Terry O'Dea
  John Lowe
  Ceri Morgan
  Eric Bristow
1987 17 May   Peter Masson   Chris Johns   Paul Reynolds
  Bob Anderson
  Leighton Rees
  Russell Stewart
  Brian Cairns
  Malcolm Davies
1988   Steve Gittins   Paul Reynolds   Barry Atkinson
  Kevin White
  Chris Johns
  Brian Cairns
  Leighton Rees
  Eric Burden
1989   Chris Dalton   Paul Reynolds   Phil Taylor
  Dennis Priestley
  Alan Warriner
  Kevin Spiolek
  Brian Cairns
  Leighton Rees
1990 20 May   Kevin Kenny   Alan Warriner   Eric Burden
  Paul Williams
  Phil Taylor
  Brian Cairns
  Harry Robinson
  John Lowe
1991 19 May   Ronnie Baxter   Marshall James   Kevin Spiolek
  Wayne Jones
  Alan Kenwright
  Bob Nixon
  Alan Warriner
  Alan Croft
1992 17 May   Dennis Priestley   Alan Warriner   Dave Hirst
  Rod Harrington
  Kevin Spiolek
  Marshall James
  Brian Cairns
  Wayne Aston
1993 16 May   Ronnie Baxter   Dave Fallas   Paul Williams
  Terry Jenkins
  Trevor Nurse
  Ken Thomas
  Leighton Rees
  Steve Beaton
1994 15 May   Richie Burnett   Andy Jenkins   Mike Gregory
  Martin Adams
  Leighton Rees
  Paul Williams
  Shayne Burgess
  Derek Hampton
1995 14 May   Richie Burnett   Martin Adams   Paul Knighton
  Andy Wallace
  Ted Hankey
  Paul Williams
  Tony O'Shea
  Tony Hull
1996 19 May   Nicky Turner   Alan Brown   Andy Thomas
  Geoff Wylie
  Ritchie Davies
  Steve Beaton
  Alan Johnson
  Derek Williams
1997 18 May   Marshall James   Ian Roe   Tony O'Shea
  Joe Palmer
  Robert Hughes
  Ronnie Baxter
  Martin Angell
  Andy Jenkins
1998 31 May   Steve Alker   Colin Monk   Erik Clarys
  Kevin Weir
  Martin Angell,
  Ted Hankey
  Chris Mason
  Kevin Painter
1999 29–31 May   Andy Smith   Ronnie Baxter   Bob Taylor
  Robbie Widdows
  Denis Ovens
  Gary Spedding
  John Walton
  Peter Johnstone
2000 27–29 May   John Walton   Peter Allen   Colin Monk
  Andy Fordham
  Nick Gedney
  Denis Ovens
  Ian Roe
  Peter Johnstone
2001 25–27 May   Gary Anderson   John Walton   Mike Veitch
  Shaun Greatbatch
  Darryl Fitton
  Dave Smith
  Mike Gregory
  Norman Fletcher
2002 25–26 May   Andy Fordham   Ian Jones   Jean Paul van Acker
  Paul Beard
  Ronnie Baxter
  Les Fitton
  Sean Palfrey
  Matt Clark
2003 31 May   Ian Brand   Ritchie Davies   Tony Hull
  Chris North
  Tony West
  Erik Clarys
  Tony Martin
  John Walton
2004 6 Jun   Anthony Ridler   Tony West   Vincent van der Voort
  Mark Chiswell
  Steve Farmer
  Ross Montgomery
  Mark Lewis
  Martin Phillips
2005 21 May   Per Laursen   Kees Slokkers   Martin Homer
  Niels de Ruiter
  Shaun Greatbatch
  Mareno Michels
  Brian Sørensen
  Martyn Freeman
2006 20–21 May   Michael van Gerwen   Gary Anderson   Martin Atkins
  Mark Webster
  Robert Green
  Martyn Turner
  John Walton
  Dicky Foster
2007 19–20 May   Mark Webster   Scott Waites   Chris Thompson
  Remco van Eijden
  Co Stompé
  Davy Richardson
  Darron Twist
  Darren Stevenson
2008 18 May   Gary Anderson   Mark Webster   Alan Norris
  Robert Hughes
  Ian Jones
  Robert Thornton
  Alan Walker
  Tony Clark
2009 17 May   Ross Montgomery   Mark Barilli   Dougie Smith
  Stuart Kellet
  Martin Atkins
  Wayne Brown
  Brian Derbyshire
  Steve West
2010 16 May   Paul Jennings   Toon Greebe   Stuart Kellett
  Mark Barilli
  Stephen Bunting
  Kelvin Painter
  Phil Nixon
  Robert McMartin
2011 15 May   Ross Montgomery   Martin Phillips   Jan Dekker
  Paul Jennings
  John Walton
  Steve West
  James Wilson
  Andy Boulton
2012 20 May   Tony Bradley   Tony O'Shea   Martin Phillips
  Jan Dekker
  Jamie Hughes
  Ross Montgomery
  Michel van der Horst
  Wayne Warren
2013 19 May   Stephen Bunting   Robbie Green   Remco van Eijden
  Scott Waites
  Jamie Hughes
  Ian Jones
  Erwin Renkema
  Paul Jennings
2014 18 May   Martin Adams   Gary Robson   Scott Waites
  Martin Phillips
  Steve Alker
  James Wilson
  Martin Atkins
  John Walton
2015 18 May   Glen Durrant   Scott Waites   Martin Adams
  David Concannon
  Jeffrey de Graaf
  Geert De Vos
  Martin Phillips
  Jim Williams
2016 15 May   Scott Mitchell   Glen Durrant   Scott Waites
  Dave Parletti
  Dennis Harbour
  Alan Bell
  Ryan Joyce
  Martin Adams
2017 14 May   Glen Durrant   Scott Waites   Scott Baker
  Danny Noppert
  Cameron Menzies
  Conan Whitehead
  Richard Veenstra
  Willem Mandigers
2018 13 May   Mike Warburton   Andy Hamilton   Chris Landman
  John Burgess
  Dennis Harbour
  Scott Waites
  Gary Robson
  Derk Telnekes
2019 12 May   Martijn Kleermaker   Jim Williams   Leighton Bennett
  Gino Vos
  Sven Verdonck
  Martin Adams
  Gary Robson
  Willem Manigers

Tournament recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Events Dairy-2016". bdodarts.com. British Darts Organisation. Retrieved 12 January 2016.

External linksEdit