Old School Darts
Tuning into the BDO darts championship and you may think that you’ve stepped back in time, what with the competition not being as glam as the PDC tournament which has just finished on Sky Sports, but the BDO championship even is a hugely prestigious title. The BDO championship goes back to 1978 and can be seen live on Channel 4, but what is the prize money on offer and how many people will compete to win it?
Forty men and 16 women will take to the oche at the Lakeside club in Frimley Green, in the hope of winning the coveted trophy and the top prize – but the top prize fund isn’t the same for men and women, with a huge difference in prize money.
In the men’s tournament, the winner will take home a whopping £100,000 in cold hard cash, whilst the runner up will pocket less than half of that with a £35,000 payout. Semi-finalists will earn £15,000 and the quarter finalists will receive £6,500. Those who only mange to reach the last 16, will earn £4,500, the last 32 will earn £3,250 and the last 40 will pocket £2,000.
When you compare the prize money to the recent PDC World Championship, which saw Rob Cross beat Phil Taylor on his last ever performance, it is a lot less. Rob Cross bagged himself a £400,000 cash prize whilst Phil Taylor (runner-up) won £170,000.
When it comes to the BDO women’s tournament, there is significantly smaller prize fund on offer. The woman who wins the title of BDO’s Women’s Champion and the trophy, will earn just £12,000 for her victory, whilst the runner-up will take home £5,000. Semi finalists in this competition will earn £2,000, quarter finalists will earn £1,000 and the first round loser will earn just £500.
There are many matches taking place on Channel 4 for viewers to tune into, but the big dates for your diary should be the 13th January for the women’s final and the 14th January for the men’s final.
Place your bets
If you are looking to place a bet on this year’s BDO championship, LVBet Sport offer plenty of markets;
- ⇒ BDO World Championship – Women outright; this is where you can pick a women from the day’s list of players to win.
- ⇒ BDO World Championship – Men outright; same as the women’s option, but it features men.
- ⇒ BDO World Championship – outright.
Other betting markets allow you to predict the number of 180’s scored, whether the first winning leg will finish on a red or green, whether there will be a 170 darts checkout in the match and much more.
Placing bets is simple, you sign up and receive your welcome offer, which is use 10% on your first deposits up to £100 and pick your betting market to place your bets on. Deposits can be done through a wide variety of payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, Skrill, Neteller and many more.
Who’s playing and when: Football Fixtures
Christmas has been and gone and we can’t bare to look at another turkey: Football Fixtures! We’ve indulged a little too much this festive season, but football fans can now indulge a little more, with a fabulous line-up of games kicking off. Whether you support the teams at the top of the Premier League table or you are fans of those football teams at the bottom of the Championship table, there are plenty of football matches that you can feast your eyes (or ears) upon.
Tomorrow, Saturday 30th December, there are a handful of games taking place, which are 3pm kick-offs, unless stated. Unfortunately, none of the games listed are televised, but LVBet Sports offer an in-play live streaming service, for ended players.
- ⇒ Bournemouth v Verton
- ⇒ Chelsea v Stoke City
- ⇒ Huddersfield Town v Burnley
- ⇒ Liverpool v Leicester City
- ⇒ Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion
- ⇒ Watford v Swansea city
- ⇒ Manchester United v Southampton – 5.30pm kick off
- ⇒ Sunday 31st DEC offers two matches, live on Sky Sports;
- ⇒ Crystal Palace v Manchester City at 12pm
- ⇒ West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal at 4.30pm on Sky Sports.
The championship has a bigger football picture list for Saturday 30th December, all of which kick off at 3pm, unless otherwise stated;
- ⇒ Barnsley v Reading
- ⇒ Birmingham City v Leeds United
- ⇒ Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday
- ⇒ Burton Albion v Norwich City
- ⇒ Hull City v Fulham
- ⇒ Ipswich town v Derby County
- ⇒ Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
- ⇒ Nottingham Forest v Sunderland
- ⇒ Sheffield United v Bolton Wanderers
- ⇒ Bristol City v Wolverhampton at 5.30pm on Sky Sports
New Year countdown
New Years Eve sees more football matches taking place, the same goes for New Years Day. Let’s start with Premier League fixtures for the 31st of December and 1st of January 2018;
⇒ Crystal Palace v Manchester City at 12pm
⇒ West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal at 4.30pm on Sky Sports
Monday 1st January 2018:
⇒ Brighton and Hove Albion x Bournemouth at 12.30pm on Sky Sports
⇒ Burley v Liverpool at 3pm
⇒ Leicester City v Huddersfield Town at 3pm
⇒ Stoke City v Newcastle United at 3pm
⇒ Everton v Manchester United 5.30pm on Sky Sports
Championship football fixtures for Monday 1st January 2018:
- ⇒ Bolton Wanderers v Hull City at 3pm
- ⇒ Derby County v Sheffield United at 3pm
- ⇒ Leeds United v Nottingham Forest at 3pm:
- ⇒ Live coverage on Sky Sports
- ⇒ Norwich City v Millwall at 3pm
- ⇒ Preston North End v Middlesbrough at 3pm
- ⇒ Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City at 3pm
- ⇒ Sheffield Wednesday v Burton Albion at 3pm
- ⇒ Sunderland v Barnsley at 3pm
- ⇒ Aston Villa v Bristol City at 5.30pm
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