DARTS AUSTRALIA BDO LAKESIDE WORLD PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Darts Australia was made aware on November 3 2018 via its two qualifiers Justin Thompson and Mal Cuming that the British Darts Organisation would not be funding Airfares and Accommodation for the 2019 BDO World Professional Championship held at the Lakeside Hotel Complex, Frimley Green, UK.
Both players received notification on November 2 2018.
Darts Australia received no prior notice or advice from the BDO that this funding was to be withdrawn prior to the players notifying Darts Australia.
Darts Australia is extremely disappointed that this decision has been made by the BDO following the conclusion of the Grand Prix year.
We have of course made representation to the BDO Board expressing our disappointment and concerns but to no avail.
The Directors of Darts Australia have however pledged support for both players and D.A will fund the airfare and assist with accommodation costs to allow Justin and Mal to take their rightful place at the BDO World Pro.
I’m sure you will join us in wishing Justin and Mal a safe journey to the UK and wish Justin, Mal and Corrine Hammond the best of fortunes on the Lakeside stage.
On Behalf of Darts Australia Inc