There are substantial prize money increases for the 2012 Winmau BDO British Classic to be played for the first time at Coventry’s impressive Ricoh Arena on Saturday, July 14th.
Total prize money is being increased by £3,780 to £10,280 with the Women’s Singles Champion seeing prize money doubling from £500 to £1,000, and all other women’s prizes showing 100% increases as follows:
2012 Champion: £1,000; runner-up £400; Semi-Finalists £160 each; Quarter-Finalists £80 each and Jt.9th £40 each.
The Men’s Singles retains its top prize of £3,000 but all other prize money increases as follows:
Runner-up: £1,200; Semi-Finalists £500 each; Q/f: £250 each and Jt 9th £125 each.
The Winmau BDO British Classic will be the BDO’s major event in a ‘Festival of Darts’ that sees a unique collaboration between the BDO and the England Darts Organisation (EDO) to produce an exciting long-weekend of darts from Friday, July 13th to Sunday, July 15th at the Ricoh Arena.
The mouth-watering line-up will combine two major events on the darts calendar – the WINMAU BDO BRITISH CLASSIC and the EDO ENGLAND MASTERS.
Both will feature Men’s and Women’s events carrying valuable ranking points.
In addition, there will be the inaugural Ricoh Arena Open Singles on Friday, July 13th with a guaranteed prize fund of £1,500. It is an exciting curtain-raiser for the weekend and open to players eligible to play in the Winmau World Masters and Lakeside World Professional Championships. The Champion will be invited to this year’s Winmau World Masters and the International Play-Offs for the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.
There is a bonus for the general public because spectator entry to all events at the Ricoh Arena will be free!
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 13th: Ricoh Arena Darts Open (Singles) at 8pm. Entry on the day.
£1500 Guaranteed Prize Money. For players eligible to play in the Winmau World Masters and Lakeside World Professional.
Saturday, July 14th:England National Men’s and Women’s Singles at 10am
British Classic Men’s and Women’s Singles at 1pm
Grosvenor Grand Prix of Darts Men’s and Women’s Grand Finals at 7pm
Sunday, July 15th: England Masters Men’s and Women’s Singles at 11am; England Masters Youth at 1PM; England Masters Men’s and Women’s Pairs at 3pm
The Ricoh Arena is situated in the centre of the country and easily accessible by road, rail and air. There are a multitude of hotels within minutes of the venue, adequate parking facilities and excellent catering facilities.
Both the Winmau BDO British Classic and EDO England Masters will be played exclusively on Winmau Blade 4 dartboards.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES JULY 2ND, 2012 (Entry Form on Events Diary)
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