- 1985 BDO World Darts Championship
The 1985 Embassy World Darts Championship was the 8th World Professional Championships. The tournament was held between
January 5and 12 January. It was the last time the tournament was held at Jollees Cabaret Clubin Stoke on Trent as the venue would close for good after the championship. The tournament organisers, the British Darts Organisationdecided to move the event to the Lakeside Country Clubin Frimley Green, Surreyfrom 1986. Eric Bristowwon his 4th World Title, extending his own record for victories. It was also his second successive win. John Lowesuffered defeat in the final for the fourth time, failing to add to his only previous title - won in 1979. Keith Deller, champion two years previously, set a new record for becoming the first player to average over 100 with his 3 darts during a match at the World Championship. His average of 100.29 was not enough to win his quarter-final against John Lowe who averaged 97.83.
Bristow almost matched this record in his semi-final victory over
Dave Whitcombe. Bristow fell just short of the magic ton, with an average of 99.66.
Total Prize fund was £43,000 (plus a £51,000 bonus for a nine-dart finish - not won)
* Champion £10,000
* Runner-up £5,000
* Semi-finalists £2,500
* Quarter-finalists £1,500
* 2nd round losers £1,000
* 1st round losers £500
* Highest checkout £1,000
World Snooker Championship Rounds
Willy Logie|2|flagicon|Canada Bob Sinnaeve|1
Eric Bristow|2|flagicon|England Ken Summers|1
Alan Glazier|2|flagicon|United States Jerry Umberger|0
Steve Brennan|2|flagicon|Wales Ceri Morgan|1
|flagicon|England Bob Anderson|2|flagicon|Finland
Dave Whitcombe|2|flagicon|Canada Alex Mackinnon|0
Russell Stewart|2|flagicon|Wales Leighton Rees|1
Jocky Wilson|2|flagicon|Scotland Peter Masson|0
John Cosnett|2|flagicon|England Rab Scott|0
John Lowe|2|flagicon|Australia Terry O'Dea|1
Keith Deller|2|flagicon|United States Nicky Virachkul|0
Luc Marreel|2|flagicon|England Dave Lee|1
Stefan Lord|2|flagicon|Finland Tapani Uitos|1
Cliff Lazarenko|2|flagicon|Singapore Paul Lim|0
Fred McMullan|2|flagicon|Wales Peter Locke|0
Bobby George|2|flagicon|England Mike Gregory|1
Eric Bristow|3|flagicon|Belgium Willy Logie|0
Alan Glazier|3|flagicon|Northern Ireland Steve Brennan|2
Dave Whitcombe|3|flagicon|England Bob Anderson|1
Jocky Wilson|3|flagicon|Australia Russell Stewart|1
John Lowe|3|flagicon|England John Cosnett|0
Keith Deller|3|flagicon|Belgium Luc Marreel|0
Cliff Lazarenko|3|flagicon|Sweden Stefan Lord|0
Fred McMullan|3|flagicon|England Bobby George|1
Eric Bristow|4|flagicon|England Alan Glazier|0
Dave Whitcombe|4|flagicon|Scotland Jocky Wilson|3
John Lowe|4|flagicon|England Keith Deller|2
Cliff Lazarenko|4|flagicon|Northern Ireland Fred McMullan|0
Eric Bristow|5|flagicon|England Dave Whitcombe|2
John Lowe|5|flagicon|England Cliff Lazarenko|3
("Best of 11 sets")
Jollees Cabaret Club, Stoke on Trent, 12 January 1985).
Scores to fill |
Scores to fill
Eric Bristowwins the 1985 Embassy World Darts Championship
"Best of 3 sets"
"Best of 5 sets"
"Best of 7 sets"
"Best of 9 sets"
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