The BDO World Championships, aired on the BBC for over 30 years, was led by the greats from Eric Bristow and Phil Taylor to current talents such as Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. However, the original ‘world championships’ has had quite the fall from grace with sparse crowds and lack of sponsors hanging over the competition this year.
Five-time darts world champion Eric Bristow has hailed Michael van Gerwen as a great ambassador for the game as the Darts Premier League playoffs approach.
‘Make or break’: Phil Taylor says Premier League darts play-off bid on knife-edge after Manchester draw
Taylor, 16-time world champion, held to a frustrating draw by Gary Anderson at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena last night