W.U.S.V. World Championship 2020 - Győr, Hungary
The 2020 BDO World Professional Darts Championship was the 43rd World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation, and the 1st staging at the Indigo at The O2 in London. It was the first BDO World Darts Championship not held at the Lakeside Country Club since 1985.
Gabriel Pascaru and Thibault Tricole became the first players from Romania and France respectively to play in a World Darts Championship.
Three-time men's defending champion Glen Durrant was absent from the event, having switched to the Professional Darts Corporation in January 2019.
The reigning women's champion was Mikuru Suzuki. She successfully retained her title, by defeating Lisa Ashton 3–0 in the final.
Wayne Warren won his first world title with a 7–4 win over fellow Welshman Jim Williams in the final. He became the oldest player ever to win a world title.
On 30 December 2019, less than a week before the tournament was due to start, it was announced that due to ticket sales of only 15%, the prize money would be 'reduced somewhat'.. A reduction from £359,000 to £150,000 has been reported in the media but prize money aside from the winners is still unconfirmed..
It is thought that the prize money will be reduced by half in most cases, although this is unconfirmed.
On 15 January 2020, the prize fund was finally revealed with the men's champion portion dropping from £100,000 last year to only £23,000 this year.
|Position (num. of players)||Prize money|
|Second round losers||(8)||£3,000|
|First round losers||(16)||£2,000|
|Preliminary round losers||(8)||£1,500|
|First round losers||(8)||£500|
Format and qualifiers
All matches are the first to 3 sets.