Darts in Budapest: 25th Hungarian Open Features Players from 22 Countries this Weekend

  • 27 Oct 2023 10:11 AM
Darts in Budapest: 25th Hungarian Open Features Players from 22 Countries this Weekend
The 25th Hungarian Open organised by the local Darts Federation takes place from this Friday to Sunday. Over 300 competitors from 22 countries are expecting to participate in the event. It has been a fixture on the darts calendar since 1999.

Gábor Balázs, the Federation's President, speaking at the press conference on Tuesday emphasised the tournament's significance. He pointed out that the Hungarian Open is a unique World Darts Federation (WDF) ranking event in the world of darts, having been held even during the COVID pandemic.

Balázs stressed that this event serves as the final opportunity for competitors to secure a spot at the WDF World Championships in Lakeside, UK, scheduled for early December. The competition will feature participants showcasing their skills across ten scoring categories, including paradarts, in Budapest.

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Looking ahead, the darts president also revealed that the federation's plans for 2024 involve organizing eight adult and nine youth scoring competitions. This ambitious endeavor aims to position the federation as the largest tournament organizer in the region and Europe, ultimately enhancing the competitiveness of darts players in Hungary.

During the press conference, Balázs offered congratulations to Lehel Kámán and József Rucska, members of the bronze medal-winning pair at the World Darts Cup in Denmark this September. That victory marked a significant milestone as the duo secured the first Hungarian adult world championship medal.

Looking ahead to the WDF World Championships scheduled from 2 to 10 December, the president mentioned the historic achievement of Veronika Ihász in 2022. This year, Hungary is sending a strong contingent of five players to compete at Lakeside in England.

Ihász will participate in the women's event, while Patrik Kovács and Gábor Takács will represent Hungary in the men's event. Krisztina Turai and András Borbély will compete in the junior girls' and junior boys' events, respectively.

Of note, Hungary is the only nation with participants in all four darts championship categories.

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