April 15 2020
Due to the continued uncertainty regarding domestic and international travel restrictions, the reopening of Australian borders and essential quarantine rules, Murray River Council and Darts Australia have made the difficult decision to cancel the Australian Darts Open 2020.
The event, scheduled to be held in July and August this year, attracts world-class darts players from around the globe and was a major success for the area in 2019.
Darts Australia President Kelvin James said “We are of course bitterly disappointed to cancel the event along with our partner and great supporter Murray River Council. However, following extensive consultations and with the continued uncertainty that exists due to COVID-19 we agreed that there were too many uncontrollable factors that could undermine the success of the tournament.”
Murray River Council Mayor, Chris Bilkey echoed Kelvin’s comments but indicated that the tournament would return to Echuca Moama in 2021.
“We were privileged to host the best darts players from around Australia and indeed around the world in 2019 and we look forward to meeting you all again next year when this pandemic is over.”
The Australian Darts Open will return to the Moama Bowling Club in July 2021 as a World Darts Federation Ranked tournament as we continue to offer all players the opportunity of playing in a wonderful, exciting broadcast event that will continue to attract the top echelon of international and domestic players.