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Invitation List – 2022 Lakeside WDF World Championships

Following the completion of the final WDF ranking events in Italy and Russia, the World Darts Federation have formally sent invitations to 44 men and 22 women to compete at the 2022 Lakeside World Championships. The winners of 9 platinum/gold events and the top ranked players in each of the 8 WDF regional tables are guaranteed a place upon the Lakeside stage, with the line ups completed by those placed highest in the main WDF world ranking lists.
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Winmau and Blade 6 Announced as Exclusive Dartboard Sponsor of The WDF and Lakeside World Championships

Winmau and the World Darts Federation are pleased to announce that Winmau are to become exclusive board sponsors on a three-year-deal, becoming sponsors for the 2022 Lakeside WDF World Darts Championships at the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green played exclusively on the Winmau Blade 6.
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WDF World Open Cancelled, Two Qualifying Competitions For Lakeside

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. 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.
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Lakeside WDF World Championships Tickets - January 2022

Brought to you by the World Darts Federation, the new year will see a welcome return of televised darts to the Lakeside Country Club. Broadcast live across the Eurosport and Discovery+ network from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th January, we invite you to be part of the WDF World Championships and it's unique atmosphere at "the Home of World Darts, the Lakeside!" Having already hosted 34 World Championships (1986-2019), the iconic Lakeside stage will see 48 men and 24 women compete for the title of 2022 WDF World Champions. In addition, both boys and girls will have the opportunity to lift trophies aloft on a finals day that will see all four WDF World Champions crowned on Sunday 9th January.
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The Race to Lakeside - 8 Weeks to Go!

With just 8 weeks to go before the long awaited return to "the Home of World Darts", the Lakeside Country Club, 12 world ranked events are still to be played before the invitation list is finalised for the 2022 WDF World Championships. Following the completion of the season on Saturday 4th December, 44 men and 22 women will have qualified by right via the WDF world rankings tables, the eight regional rankings tables, or by virtue of winning one of the Platinum/Gold graded events. The Lakeside qualification competitions, including the WDF World Youth Championships will take place on Sunday 5th December in Assen, where a further 4 men, 2 women, 4 boys and 2 girls will win their places upon the Lakeside stage.
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October 2021 Review – Canada, USA, Hungary, Russia

In addition to the Gold-graded events in Denmark, England and Wales that saw six further players book their spots at the 2022 WDF World Championships, October’s packed schedule also included a further four senior ranking events across three regions, plus two Youth competitions in Russia. Andrew Sinclair recaps the action.
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