BDO World Trophy on Dave

James Wilson - the 2014 winner of the World Trophy
James Wilson – the 2014 winner of the World Trophy

 

The British Darts Organisation have finally revealed that the World Trophy will be broadcast live on Dave.

The announcement has ended months of speculation over the future of the tournament, with some pundits and fans believing that it might be SCRAPPED due to no broadcasting contract being finalised.

Last year’s tournament saw the men’s section prize pot shrink to just £40,000 – HALF of the figure from the inaugural tournament in 2014.

However a deal has been struck with broadcasting company UKTV barely three weeks before the competition is due to kick off on 28 May.

The BDO has come under fire in recent months following the BBC announcing that it would no longer be providing coverage of the World Championships at its spiritual Lakeside home, and the governing body have leaked very little information regarding its future plans since the turn of the year.

This this is the first year which it will be contested at Lakeside, having previously been held in Blackpool and Manchester.

Geert de Vos is the current holder of the trophy, having defeated Jeffrey de Graaf with an 86.3 average last year.

Meanwhile, Lisa Ashton will be looking to defend the women’s section title after her victory against Anastasia Dobromyslova in 2015.