WILDCARD ENTRIES FOR WINMAU WDDA WORLD MASTERS ANNOUNCED
The last eight players in this year’s Winmau World Disability Darts Association (WDDA) World Masters has been announced.
Defending champion and Team Winmau player Vincent D’hondt has been awarded a wildcard. Joining the Belgian is countryman Serge Van Belle who is ranked as the national number one. Dutch Darts Federation ranked one and two – Arie Van De Rassel and Anton Van Hemert from The Netherlands will also take part.
Leading Hungarian disability player József Miklós will also make the trip, as will Denmark’s Jesper Anderson. Closer to home, Scotland’s Paul McMahone and Englishman Kevin Stringer complete the 16-man line up.
Already qualified through the British Disability Darts Association (BDDA) Road to the Winmau Tour 2017 are Team Winmau players, Ricky Chilton and Phil Lees. They will be joined by England’s Jonathan Hirst (who was the number one ranked player), Paul Gelder, Peter Bramley, Paul Hampton, Graham Mitchell and Kevin Turner.
“If the qualifiers are anything to go by, this year’s Winmau WDDA World Masters is going to be hotly contested,” says Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ian Flack. “Whoever wins is going to have to produce consistent, high quality darts on one of the most famous stages in world darts. This is the fourth WDDA World Masters, and we are very proud how the sport is growing and the standard improving worldwide thanks to the superb efforts of the BDDA and WDDA.”
Part of the Winmau World Masters, the world’s oldest major darts tournament having started in 1974, this year’s WDDA event takes place in the Bay View Room at the Bridlington Spa starting at 11.30am on Tuesday the 26th of September with the finals on the main stage the following day.
“Every player dreams of earning the right to be called a Winmau World Master,” says Sarah Smale of the BDDA. “With Winmau’s support, players with disabilities are achieving ever higher standards of darts. This year’s World Masters is going to be simply fantastic and I am sure players from the BDDA and WDDA are going to put on a great show.”
The 44th Winmau World Masters takes place from September the 25th to the 27th and tickets are available from www.bridspa.com or via telephone: 01262 678258
Date : 25-07-2017