This weekend the 22nd BDO Scottish Open will be held in Renfrew, Glasgow. After the 2014 (and 2011) winner, Robbie Green, moved to the PDC earlier this year, a new player will be crowned Scottish Open Champion 2015. Maybe it will be last years runner-up and friend of this site, Jamie Hughes.
Jamie showed impressive form to beat both Scott Mitchell (quarter-final) and Martin Adams (semi-final) on his way to the final last year and is hoping his first UK based BDO title will come some time in 2015 after recently winning three overseas titles.
I quickly caught up with Jamie to see how he was feeling about the tournament…
“It’s a tough competition because it’s played over 2 days and is normally rowdy. I know what to expect so hopefully I can have a good run again like last year. But to be honest I’m just looking to get some points on the board.”
“It’s a tough tournament because it’s played over 2 days and is normally rowdy.”
– Jamie Hughes, speaking ahead of the Scottish Open 2015
Previous winners include Tony O’Shea (2009), Gary Anderson (2007) and Martin Adams (2005). Scott Mitchell will (secretly perhaps) be hoping to add his name to that list of winners after a disappointing Dutch Open two weeks ago, though he was playing down his expectations when I spoke to him earlier today…
“…a quarter-final would be great to be honest, as I’m defending the points from last year’s event in the ranking table.”
“…a quarter-final would bed great to be honest, as I’m defending the points from last year’s event in the ranking table.”
– Scott Mitchell, talking ahead of the Scottish Open 2015
Ross Montgomery is currently the highest placed Scot in the BDO World Rankings in eleventh – in fact he’s the only Scottish player in the top 25. His last BDO win was the Dutch Open just over a year ago. Since then he’s had a number of quarter and semi-final appearances which have kept him in the top twenty. I’m sure he must be thinking another win must be due about now.
Unfortunately there’s no TV coverage of this weekends tournament. Hopefully they’ll be some coverage on the official Scottish Open website. Trying to follow players fortunes in the Dutch Open a couple of weeks ago was particularly difficult! If anyone has any suggestions I’d be happy to hear how it’s best to follow these tournaments without actually going – maybe leave a message below for everyone to see.
The next televised BDO Tournament is the World Darts Trophy on Eurosport on the last weekend of February.
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