2018 Swiss and Helvetia Open
Next stop on the BDO tour is Switzerland, for the 34th Swiss Open and 18th Helvetia Open, where over 300 players will be looking to follow in the footsteps of former winners, including Andy Fordham, Mike Gregory, Raymond van Barneveld, Mandy Solomons and Francis Hoenselaar, to name just a few!
2017 Champions Jim Williams and Mark McGeeney aren’t in the line up to defend their respective titles this year, although last year’s winners of the women’s tournaments, Fallon Sherrock and Deta Hedman, are set to make a return to Zurich. Dean Reynolds and Deta Hedman enter the tournament as number one seeds, followed by James Hurrell and Aileen de Graaf.
Full information can be found at www.darts.ch/en/swiss-open
Over in Australia this weekend, and now in its 36th year, the Australian Grand Masters is another staple in the BDO calendar. The current title holders are Australia’s Peter Machin, who was narrowly denied a spot in this years WDT semi-finals by Michael Unterbuchner, and New Zealand’s Judy Fenton.