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Though no-one can know how long the Covid 19 crisis will last or how seriously the affects will have on our lives generally and or in darts specifically. However, the newly appointed executive of Tri-Nations Darts felt that the following statement of intent was appropriate at this time.

As we are all aware there has been considerable uncertainty concerning the future of the BDO these past few months and it’s a situation that worsened with the recent abdication of the majority of their directors.

Without dwelling on the well-publicised reasons for this continuing uncertainty, members interests have clearly not been best served with the ongoing lack of transparency or information, more so since the publication of their latest accounts, during which even our own auditors questioned the company’s ability to continue as a going concern, a point perhaps endorsed further by these resignations.

As a direct consequence to the auditors alarming warnings, the TriNations have been working these past few weeks to put together an alternative proposal which will hopefully provide a viable and sustainable future for grass roots darts in Britain.

This proposal has been very accurately costed to ensure all members can have that future free from the threats of possible litigation and significantly, free from the damaging consequences that all the recent adverse publicity has caused.

If the members so choose, it will also allow us all to move forward together and when doing so protect the core events that we have all spent so many years enjoying and supporting. Without making any unrealistic promises we all feel – as a new entity, that the new beginning this proposal could provide will also hopefully afford all members of Tri Nations Darts to negotiate and explore fresh contracts and sponsorship possibilities and do so unsullied by the damaging reputation that currently dominates our side of darts.

We obviously accept these potential opportunities can only be explored if and once the proposal is accepted by a majority of the three country’s current county members, and once the level of support has been Private company limited by guarantee without share capital ascertained, we will at the earliest opportunity and “national crisis permitting” then organise a meeting to openly discuss everything in more detail.

In the meanwhile we do ensure everyone that we will update everyone with any progress and do so in the hope that everything if accepted it could mean everything is in place for the new season - September/October 2020. 

Tri Nations Letter PDF

Tri Nations Business Plan

Tri Nations Business Plan Powerpoint

Yours Faithfully Tommy Thompson (On Behalf of the Directors of The Tri-Nations Darts Ltd

Jean Haywood (Director)
Cliff Murray (Director)
John Smith (Director)
John Williams (Director)
Wayne Williams (Director)

In view of the current situation the SDA Board of Directors have decided to cancel the forthcoming SDA Masters tournament.  It is hoped that the event may take place at a future date should the situation improve.

Further to the Government instructions as laid down in the Announcement of 16th March 2020 we the above Directors of the British Darts Organisation hereby announce that the 2019-2020 British Inter County Championships Season is terminated with immediate effect

This is in line with the Government announcement that there be no unnecessary travel nor social gatherings in Pubs, Clubs and other Social venues.

This will incorporate the cessation with immediate effect and until further notice of all BICC Inter County fixtures and BDO County Member Super League fixtures and competitions.

The BDO has an overriding responsibility for the welfare and well-being of its playing membership and Officers.

There are of course discussions yet to be held as to the consequences of this decision and these will take place as soon as practical Thank you for your co-operation in this most important matter.

Yours in the Sport of Darts For and on behalf of the British Darts Organisation

Des Jacklin Des Jacklin - Chairman CEO

Robert MacDonald – BDO Director

Frank Branscombe – BDO Director

Due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus Fife Darts Association have regretfully postponed the 2020 Fife Open May on 2nd-3rd. The event has been rescheduled until May 2021. Fife Darts Association would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused