With the 2020 BDO World Championship beginning today and the prize fund being cut in half, a GoFundMe has been launched to help.

This is especially the case with the Ladies; who will only receive £8,000 for winning the title Tony Martin, husband of one of the players affected Anastasia Dobromyslova has launched it; as a result releasing the statement below:

“Sadly now with the massive cut in prize fund, The ladies will now be playing for a lot less money and this in fact, costing some of the players money to play in the event due to Travel costs, Hotel costs and all other expenses associated with getting to and from the event in London,

The ladies should be able to play and make a profit to enable them to travel and play in 2020 on the BDO/WDF tour, sadly only 1 player will walk away with any significant profit to plough back into their travel in 2020.”

“I know there are lots of fans, followers, supporters that are not able to travel to the O2 in London this year to support the event for various reasons,

I am hoping that by creating this page, those that support the Ladies and are not able to attend could find a way to make a small donation to the Ladies that will make a difference to them all I am sure.”

As of time of writing, it has surpassed the target of £1,000 currently over £1,100. Click here to donate.

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Author: Samuel Gill