New twist in BDO saga as chairman Des Jacklin seizes World Championship trophy

BDO chairman Des Jacklin has seized the World Championship trophy from champion, Wayne Warren after a police investigation from South Wales Police.

Warren had been in possession of the trophy since becoming seemingly the last ever BDO World Champion in January last year and had no intention of handing the trophy back after the Welshman's prize money was cut to £23,000 from £100,000 when the tournament moved from the prestigious Lakeside to the Indigo at the O2.

But in a new twist in the BDO saga, Jacklin took to Facebook on Friday evening to reveal he made the nine hour round trip to retrieve the trophy on Friday and in the comments of his post which has now since been deleted, he said the same had occurred for Jim Williams' trophies that he still had in his possession.

He is also seemingly pursuing John O'Shea for his World Masters trophy after threatening to sue 'The Joker' last year alluding to it in the post by saying: "The Police found it to be unlawful for anyone to try and keep the property of the BDO, this is the same for ANY Trophy unreturned."

This all comes just under a year after BDO Enterprises Ltd (their commercial arm) entered liquidation which essentially ended more than 40 years of history in the amateur game.

The county system has since been taken over by the UKDA, while the WDF will run their own World Masters and World Championship this year with MAD also looking to begin their events after revealing their plans at the start of 2021.

New twist in BDO saga as chairman Des Jacklin seizes World Championship trophy
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