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Winmau World Masters returns to Bridlington

Glen Durrant will be aiming for a third World Masters title in Brid in October
Glen Durrant will be aiming for a third World Masters title in Brid in October

Some of the world’s best darts players will descend on Bridlington Spa again following the announcement that the 45th Winmau World Masters is to be held at the venue from October 4 to 7.

The tournament – the world’s oldest major darts event – will showcase some of the best darting talent, culminating in World Masters titles being won in competitions for men, women, boys, girls and players with disabilities.

Players will compete on the floor on October 4 to win places in the Winmau World Masters stage matches, which will lead to the finals being played on Sunday October 7.

Play-offs for a place in the Lakeside World Championships will take place on October 3 in the same venue.

The race is now on to win one of the seeded places and automatic qualification for the stage matches.

Sixteen are on offer for the men, eight for the women and 15 for the WDDA disability event. This closes for the seeds on September 9.

Between now and the cut- off date of August 30, players will be focused on qualifying for the Winmau World Masters around the world.

With a long way to go, current world champion Glen Durrant is sitting on top of the BDO rankings with Mark McGeeney and Jim Williams following.

“We’re still three months away from the 45th Winmau World Masters, but already players are jostling for position,” says Winmau’s sales and marketing director, Ian Flack.

“With such a high standard of darts, they don’t want to have to battle their way through the floor stages.

“The Winmau World Masters and Lakeside World Championships are the titles everyone on the WDF circuit wants to win. I’m sure Bridlington will do us proud again this year.”

Ticket information will be available on the Bridlington Spa website shortly: www.bridspa.com