The BDDDA Abergavenny Classic and Open is heading our way and this is your chance to not only go along and watch some great players in action, but maybe take part yourself.

The World Disability Darts Association (WDDA) was founded by Russ Strobel, after a campaign to have the lower height board endorsed for wheelchair players. This opens up the sport of darts to players with disabilities. The lower height board (137cm from the bull to the ground) with the same length ochee, was approved by the World Darts Federation brining us a step closer to Darts being a “Sport for All”

Back in 2014 the WDDA had their first WDDA Winmau World Masters Championship through the hard work of Russ Strobel and his partnership with Winmau and the help of the British Darts Organisation. The players who took part in this tournament included Michelle Gabica, Dean Wingate, Ian Gray, Phil Lees, Denis Chadwick and Ricky Chilton. With Ricky Chilton winning the finals and becoming the first ever WDDA Winmau World Masters Champion, and Phil Lees being runner up.

Ricky Chilton

Since 2016 the BDDA has been running tournaments with an annual ranking system in place “The Road to Winmau” for players to qualify for the WDDA Winmau Masters World Championships. 

With Disabilty Darts now spreading across the world with players from Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, Denmark, Malta, Hungry, Isles of Man, South Africa, Russia, Mongolia, USA and Newzland as well as Britian have taken part in the first World Cup in Ostend in 2019.Andy “The Viking” Fordham is the BDDA’s Ambassador helping raise awareness of the BDDA, whose aim is to encourage and support disabled darts players and to pro-actively increasing the number of tournaments available for disabled players in the UK.

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Andy Fordham

If you are a registered eligible BDDA player, you can sign up for the Abergavenny event now. The three days will look like this………

Friday 17th April
Money in money out, register on the night at 6pm. Straight knock out 501 best of 3 legs

Saturday 18th April The BDDA Abergavenny Classic
Round Robin format being best of 3 legs, full details will be given after registration has closed. Registration from 10 to 10-30 am. There will be 2 tournaments one for wheelchair classification and one for standing. Both will be round robins best of 3 legs and when they know the number registered more information on format will be provided.

Sunday 19th April
The BDDA Abergavenny Open Ranking Tournament
Knock out format best of 5 legs through to the semi finals which will be best of 7 legs as will the finals.Registration from 10 to 10.30am. The competition will be a straight knock out of 501 the best of 5 legs all the way through.

BDO dress code required for both days.

To register send an email to sarah.smale@btopenworld.com or private message her to confirm if you will be attending and if it’s both or just one day Plus wheelchair or standing classification

  • Closing date for registration is 10th April 2020 registration fees must be paid by that date.
  • Registration fee £10 for each day or £20 for both
  • No late registrations will be accepted
  • BDDA registered players only
  • If you are a new player please ensure your registration paper work is submitted at least 4 weeks before to allow time for the process to be completed to be completed before the closing before the closing date

The BDDDA Abergavenny Classic and Open runs from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April
at Abergavenny Labour Hall and Institute on Park Crescent. For more details, go here. DARTS

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