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Budapest Calling – the 2024 WDF World Masters is coming to Hungary

The WDF are delighted to announce today, in conjunction with the Hungarian Darts Federation and the Hungarian Government, that the 2024 WDF World Masters will take place in Budapest between Wednesday 9th October and Sunday 13th October. 

Set to be held at the BOK Gerevich Aladár Nemzeti Sportcsarnok in the Hungarian capital, the World Masters will carry a total prize fund of more than €50,000. As in 2022, the Men’s winner will take home €10,000 while the Women’s champion will pocket €5,000. A full breakdown of the prize fund (in Euros) is indicated below.

The World Masters is only open to invited players. You can find a full list of those players already qualified across all four tournaments in our previous World Masters announcement, while full qualification criteria is available on our Rules page.

For administrative purposes, the WDF is introducing a small entry fee of €10 for all players that enter the World Masters. 

Gabor Balazs, President of the Hungarian Darts Federation, added: “Today’s announcement is a moment of enormous pride for the entire Hungarian Darts Federation.

“The sport of darts has made significant steps in our country over the last decade. As a federation we have had the pleasure of hosting the WDF Europe Cup Youth three times and also the WDF Europe Cup, while last year we were the only nation to have participants in all four WDF World Championships at Lakeside.

“Now, by bringing the World Masters to Hungary, we hope this will be the next step in taking the sport to new heights and we are honoured to be welcoming players from around the world to Budapest and look forward to showing everyone what Hungary has to offer.”

WDF Secretary-General Nick Rolls stated: “On behalf of the WDF and WDF Promotions Ltd, I would like to thank the Hungarian government and the Hungarian Darts Federation for making this venture possible.

“We know that sport is a strategic sector and priority for the Hungarian Government and we are committed to do all that we can to help deliver a successful tournament.

“We look forward to seeing players from across the world assemble in Budapest for the World's oldest major tournament.”

A bumper week of action includes two more chances to qualify for Lakeside

The World Masters will not be the only tournaments run in the Hungarian capital.

WDF World Open

Firstly, the WDF are delighted to confirm the return of the World Open and announce that it will be Gold-graded in 2024, giving any players from around the world a chance to be part of the action, the chance to win a share of over €19,000 and an opportunity to qualify directly for the 2024 WDF World Championships at Lakeside. 

Entry fees for the WDF World Open are set at €40 for men and women and €20 for boys and girls and a full breakdown of the prize fund (in Euros) will be available shortly.

World Championship Qualifiers

12 players – namely four men, two women, four boys and two girls - will also book their Lakeside spots in Budapest through the World Championship qualifiers. 

Entry fees for WDF World Championship qualifiers are set at €40 for men and women and €20 for boys and girls.

Tournament Entry

Further information on how to enter this year’s events will follow in the coming weeks, with the exact scheduling and playing formats for the five days of action in Budapest to follow in due course. 

WDF World Masters Travel Arrangements

Hotel Packages and Transfers

The Hungarian Darts Federation are pleased to announce that they have teamed up with Festival Travel, one of Hungary’s most prestigious tourism and travel organising agencies to offer all players a range of preferentially rated packages for the 2024 WDF World Masters.

Full details will be released in the coming days on Festival Travel's dedicated WDF World Masters website and will include packages offering airport to hotel return transfers, accommodation and breakfast, lunch and dinner packages.

Players are strongly advised to refrain from making any hotel bookings until the Festival Travel website is available.

Flight Travel

The WDF are pleased to give all players the opportunity to contact its travel partner and 2023 Lakeside WDF World Championship sponsor A&G Travel Group who will be only too willing to make flight bookings on your behalf.

Personal consultants will provide various travel options and cost saving suggestions with a dedicated 24/7 emergency assistance service should any issues arise with your bookings meaning you will always be in safe hands for your flight arrangements.

For Long haul travel A&G Travel can offer significant savings.

To get in touch with A&G Travel Group simply email or call 0207 183 0216 and ask to speak to the Leisure Travel Experts.

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