As many know, the BDO 180 rule was announced late in 2012. Several players did not receive BDO points for several BDO ranked tournaments because of the 180 rule. Many of those players were unaware of the rule until after they had played in a PDC event.
After many conversations with the British Darts Organization, we have come to the following conclusion: The BDO will accept a signed waiver from any player that promises to reject a PDC invite to their 2013-2014 World Championships. To be eligible for consideration for the Lakeside spot, as of June 1, 2013, the player must adhere to the BDO 180 rule, not participate in any event that offers PDC points and not be in contention for a spot in the PDC World Championships.
In return, the BDO will re-instate any missing points for the 2013 calendar year prior to June 1, 2013 for that player.
The player must also understand that if they break this promise, the BDO will again remove all points earned that fall into the 180 rule.
CLICK HERE to view, sign and return the waiver.
You can scan and email the waiver to me at or mail to me at 286 Norwood Avenue, Laurence Harbor, NJ 08879
Along with the signed waiver, please notify me of the possible points you may be missing since October 1, 2012. Here is the current USA Region BDO rankings. http://bdodarts.com/tables.aspx?tid=16
Please return the waiver to me no later than June 21, 2013. This date may change as I am waiting to hear back from the BDO on the deadline.
ADO Communications Officer
2013 ADO Masters
This documentary was made for my senior project at SUNY New Paltz with friends Luke Dicola, Matt Hunter, and Luke Mailander. I chose the topic because my father has always been a dart player and I grew up hearing about the sport. I’ve found that although dart boards are a commonplace fixture at most bars, society is generally unaware of the competition, tournaments, and community that surrounds it. My production team had a great time talking with local and professional players and learning more about the world of competitive darts.
Darts Players from the USA thinking of participating at this November’s Barbados Darts Festival can now benefit from a promotion that provides them with $200 US spending money each – but they need to act quickly!
This great incentive comes courtesy of long-term sponsor The Barbados Tourism Authority and is available to everyone who books for seven or more nights before June 22.
The money will be in the form of cash vouchers that can be used to purchase meals at restaurants, car hire and a host of attractions and excursions such as Island Safari and the Catamaran Cruise – always a favourite with participants.
Festival Director Michael Heal comments:
“This is a fantastic offer enabling participants to enjoy a host of things that make Barbados such a sought-after holiday destination – without spending their own money!”
The Brydens Barbados Dart Festival takes place from 2 – 12 November with the major darts tournaments taking place over the weekend of November 8 – 10.
Dedicated Tour Operator Marge Folkes at Marville Travel can provide you with a package to suit your individual requirements.
Tel: Toll Free: 1-800-461-0473
You can see more details of the Island Incentive offer on the BTA website
Contact Festival Director, Michael Heal:
2013 Youth qualifications should be underway. Good luck to everyone and hope to see you in CT.
Here is the Youth Nationals information: Go to the ADO website: adodarts.com > National Qualifiers > 2013 > Click Here For National Finals Dates
The WDF initiated a world youth ranking system last year. It was successful and we look forward to participating again this year. It is youth singles 501 SS/DO. Information can be found on the WDF website. The WDF youth tournaments in the USA will be the North Texas Shootout, White Mountain Shootout, DFW Metroplex Open, USA Classic, Witch City Open and Colorado Open.
National Youth Manager
On March 23rd at 12:30 p.m., Harris County Darts Association member and past President, main supporter and originator of the Texas State Team Championship tournament, Chuck Reynolds, lost his fight with cancer. Chuck requested that his body be donated for research, therefore information on any memorial services is not available, at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out, to Chuck’s family and friends.
ADO Regional Director – 3-1
It has come to WADA’s attention that the black market substance GW501516 is being sold to and used by some athletes.
The side effect of this chemical compound is so serious that WADA is taking the rare step of warning “cheats” to ensure that there is complete awareness of the possible health risks to athletes who succumb to the temptation of using GW501516 for performance enhancement.
GW501516 was a developmental drug that was withdrawn from research by the pharmaceutical company and terminated when serious toxicities were discovered in pre-clinical studies.
Clinical approval has not, and will not be given for this substance.
However, GW501516 has been available for some months on the black market, through the Internet and elsewhere. Anti-Doping authorities have already seen its use by athletes, as there are a number of positive cases.
Please pass this information on to your athletes as soon as possible
World Anti-Doping Agency