The 2022 WDF World Darts Championships get underway at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green on Saturday as Wayne Warren and Mikuru Suzuki look to defend their titles.
Albeit three months later than planned, top-level darts are returning to ‘Home of World Darts’ for first time in three years for the 35th World Championships to be played inside the iconic venue.
Running from April 2nd to April 10th, a record 78 players are competing for four World Championship titles – Men’s, Women’s, Boys’, and Girls’ – and a total prize pot of £300,000. The winner of the 48-player Men’s tournament will pocket £50,000, while the 24 throwers involved in the Women’s competition will battling to take home the top prize of £25,000, the largest ever on offer in a Women’s World Championship.
A new edition of the ROMANIAN DARTS FESTIVAL will take place between June 24th – June 26th 2022, at Grand Hotel Bucharest 5*, right in the city center. The event will award over 15,000 euro in prize money.
One WDF SILVER ranking tournament, respectively RIDO 2022 – Romanian International Darts Open RCDO 2022, and one WDF Bronze Tournament, respectively RCDO 2022 - Romanian Classic Darts Open, will be played at the Romanian Darts Festival in 2022!
Quest joins Eurosport and discovery+ to deliver live free-to-air coverage to UK viewers
The World Darts Federation (WDF) welcomes the return of televised darts to the Lakeside Country Club, with Discovery screening comprehensive live coverage across its multi-platform network. Viewers can access the coverage across multiple territories via Eurosport and discovery+*, with UK fans now also able to enjoy live free-to-air action via channel Quest. All afternoon sessions plus all competition finals will be broadcast live, available to view across Freeview (Channel 12), Freesat (Channel 167), Sky (Channel 144) and Virgin TV (Channel 169).
Coverage gets underway on Saturday 2nd April and concludes on Sunday 10th April.
Good news for the TOTO Dutch Open Darts 2022 and other major events. The government has decided to further scale down the corona measures. This means that the so-called 1G policy will disappear, so that testing no longer needs to be done at events with more than 500 participants.
Fallon Sherrock has withdrawn from the Lakeside WDF World Championships in April. Priscilla Steenbergen from the Netherlands now comes into the 24-woman field as the highest ranked WDF player at the end of 2021 not already qualified.
Following the IOC’s recommendation that no Russian players are permitted to participate in WDF events, four competitors have been withdrawn from the 2022 World Championships field and replaced by Fallon Sherrock, Jo Clements, John Scott and Landon Gardiner.