Following the news that additional corona virus measures have been announced in the Netherlands, the WDF and the NDB have taken the decision to cancel the World Open, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 4 December 2021 at the Bonte Wever in Assen.
Richard Ashdown, Chief Development Officer said: “With the introduction of the corona virus measures, it is simply impossible to host an event like the World Open that attracts hundreds of people from inside and outside Europe. As much as we were delighted to be able to meet everyone live again in De Bonte Wever for a great darts party, we are forced to cancel the tournament.”
All registrations for the World Open will receive a full refund of the registration fee within the next 10 days. Players and spectators are advised that to cancel their stay in the Bonte Wever free of charge, they should contact the hotel directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
The WDF, the NDB and the EDO have taken the decision to host two World Championship qualifying competitions, both to be held on Sunday 5 December. In addition to the previously announced qualifying competitions in the Netherlands in the Bonte Wever, a qualifying competition will also take place at the Lakeside Country Club in England. Players from across the world may participate in either tournament.
Richard Ashdown said: “We decided it was important to give everyone a chance to qualify for the Lakeside, but to limit the number of darts players in one location and travel movements. The decision has been made in the interest of the safety of players and fans.”
In both qualifying competitions, two men and one lady can win a direct ticket to the WDF Lakeside World Championships. In addition, the top two boys and top girl from each qualifying competition will also make their appearance on the Lakeside stage.
Should either qualifying competition be cancelled due to the introduction of further Covid restrictions, four men, two women, four boys and two girls will qualify for the Lakeside World Championships from the remaining qualifying competition.
Players that have already entered the World Championship qualifying competition in Assen but now wish to play in the England qualifying competition, should email: WDFtournaments@ndbdarts.nl.
Your registration for the Dutch qualifying competition will then be cancelled and you will receive a full refund of the registration fee within the next 10 days. For quick processing please put your name and order number of the registration in the email. The order number can be found in the subject line of the confirmation email that you received after registration.
After the cancelation of the registration for the Dutch qualifying competition, you should then register for the England qualifying competition.
For the tournament in the Bonte Wever in Assen on December 5th, doors will open at 8am, registration is required by 10.15am with play starting at 10.30am
To enter the qualifying competition being held at Lakeside in England on December 5th, click here Doors will open at 10am with play starting at 12 noon.