is delighted that 110Sport.tv
www.110sport.tvwill be providing live streaming of the
2010 BDO British Internationals – making them accessible to a worldwide
audience over the internet.
It is a truly exciting innovation for this annual
‘battle of the oche’ between the home countries of
National darts pride is at the forefront of the BDO British
International Darts Championships staged at The Spa, Bridlington on
April 10th & 11th by the British Darts
Host country England will be
defending the Men’s title they have won an incredible 28 times since the
Championships were first staged in 1979!
Captain MARTIN ADAMS is
England’s longest serving captain
(since 1993) and the most capped England player
of all time, with 81 appearances for his country.
He is also reigning 2010 BDO
Lakeside World Professional Darts Champion (he won it for
the first time in 2007 and has made more Lakeside
appearances than any other player) and double and reigning Winmau World
Masters Champion (both titles won at The Spa).
He is joined in the team by 2001 Embassy World
Pro Champion, Yorkshire’s JOHN WALTON, who became the first player in
the history of International darts to hit a perfect 9-Dart 501 in this
year’s Six Nations Cup. He also became the first player to hit a
9-darter in the Winmau World Masters at The Spa just a couple of years
England Women, who were runners-up in 2009, are
captained by TRINA GULLIVER, who is England’s most
capped women’s player with 37 International appearances. She will be
hoping to regain the title
Women have won 21 times since 1979.
Trina is the reigning BDO Lakeside Women’s World
Professional Champion (she has now won the title 8 times) and won the
Winmau Women’s World Masters titles on four consecutive occasions at The
Spa from 2002 to 2005.
England have the International bragging rights,
because both the Men’s and Women’s teams won this year’s Six Nations Cup
in Ireland just a couple of months ago
However, not to
be outdone Wales
can boast the most capped International player in world darts in MARTIN
PHILLIPS. He will Captain Wales Men just a few weeks short of his 50th
birthday on April 30th .
Welsh Women’s side won the 2009 British International title, and will
defend their title with an unchanged team to the one that won the title
on home soil 12 months ago. Captain JULIE GORE has now been capped 27
Scotland Men are captained by
MIKE VEITCH who has made 63 appearances for his
country, while Scotland Women will welcome the recall of former captain
ANNE KIRK of Ayrshire, whose 31st cap makes her Scotland’s most
capped woman player in this year’s British Internationals.
It is a mouth-watering line-up of established
darts stars, including BBC TV favourites like TONY O’SHEA, DARRYL FITTON, ROSS MONTGOMERY, ROBBIE GREEN and SCOTT WAITES to
name but a few, plus a host of
new caps, including 18 year-old JAMIE LEWIS of Wales, who won the Winmau
World Boys title in Bridlington and is WDF World Cup Youth Champion. He
is joined by his Pembrokeshire team-mate JOHNNY CLAYTON.
England’s DAVE CHISNALL, who was runner-up to Martin Adams in
this year’s Lakeside World Pro, gets a recall from Lancashire, and there
are no less than four new caps for Scotland – CAMERON MENZIES, STEVE
PLANK, STEVE RITCHIE and GARY STONE.
This combination of experienced players and new
faces guarantees that the 31st staging of these hugely competitive BDO
British Internationals will be one of the most exciting and competitive
British Internationals are very special for the players and are never
less than keenly contested”, says Olly Croft, OBE, Managing Director BDO
Enterprises Ltd. “It’s not just about playing for personal pride, there
is lots of nationalistic pride at stake, and that will mean a great deal
to all the players – especially the new caps -
andfans in Bridlington.
certainly in for a great weekend of darts at The Spa and, in addition to
the players, we must remember all the dedicated officials who give up so
much of their time to ensure the smooth running of the BDO British
Internationals. Not forgetting
our hosts at The Spa, and East
Riding of Yorkshire
Council for their support”.
The 2010 BDO British Internationals feature Men’s 12
a-side and Women’s 6 a-side teams, and non-playing spectators are
welcome on both days. Admission on both Saturday and Sunday is £10 per
The schedule of play is as follows:
10th(Doors open ):
Play concludes at approx
SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH(Doors Open )
ENGLANDv WALES (Men)
ENGLANDv SCOTLAND (Men)
are for guidance and subject to change)
The teams are:
MARTIN ADAMS (Cambs);MARTIN ATKINS (Yorks);STEPHEN
BUNTING (Ches);STEVE DOUGLAS (London);DARRYL FITTON (Ches);PAUL HOGAN
(Berks);TONY O’SHEA (Ches);SCOTT WAITES(Yorks); JOHN WALTON (Yorks); ROBBIE GREEN (Ches); SCOTT MITCHELL
(Dorset); GARRY THOMPSON (Yorks); DAVE CHISNALL (Lancs) Travelling Reserve.
MIKE VEITCH (Ayrshire)
Captain; CRAIG BAXTER (Central); DEREK CUNNINGHAM (Lanarkshire);ERNEST
BROWN (E.Stirlings); JOHN HENDERSON (Grampian); EWAN HYSLOP (Borders); ROSS MONTGOMERY (E.Renfrews); CAMERON MENZIES (Ayshire);
STEVE PLANK (Central); STEWART RATTRAY (Fife); STEVE RITCHIE
(Shropshire); GARY STONE (East Renfrewshire); HARRY TODMAN (Lothian)
LYNN COWAN (E.Renfrews);LOUISE HEPBURN (Renfrews);FRANCES
LAWSON (Lothian);SUSANNA YOUNG (E.Renfrews); ANNE KIRK (Ayrs); KATE
SMITH (Tay Valley); JOYCE ELDER (Highland); MOIRA MURRAY (Fife)
MARTIN PHILLIPS (Gwynedd) Captain; STEPHEN
(Gwent); DAVID SMITH-HAYES (Derbys);
HOLT (Cheshire);ROBERT HUGHES (Pembs);
PETER JOHNS (Gwent); WAYNE WARREN (Glam); MARTYN FREEMAN (Gwent); KEVIN
THOMAS (Glam); NEIL ASTLEY (Mont & Rad); TONY BRADLEY (Glam); JOHNNY
CLAYTON (Pembs); JAMIE LEWIS (Pembs)
JULIE GORE (Pembs) Captain; RHIAN EDWARDS (Pembs);
SANDRA GREATBATCH (Cambs); GLADYS DAVIES (Clwyd); MICHELLE WEBBER
(Glam); JAN ROBBINS (Gwent); GAYNOR WILLIAMS (Gwynedd).