Beaton Confirms Seniors Status

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World Seniors Darts Tour have been quick to announce that Steve Beaton will be joining the Tour from 2025.

Steve had previously confirmed his intention to retire from PDC darts at the end of the 2024 season, and he has now outlined his intentions to be a full-time member of the Seniors Tour from January 2025.

‘The Bronzed Adonis’ Beaton is adored by darts fans worldwide, with his crowning glory becoming the 1996 BDO World Champion at Lakeside, defeating Richie Burnett in the final at Frimley Green to lift the famous trophy. He also captured the Winmau World Masters in 1993.

With several of the tour’s elder statesmen and Phil Taylor stepping back from their playing roles in 2024 The Bronzed Adonis will add both legendary status and recent elite form to their ranks.

After making the switch to play on the PDC Tour in 2001, Beaton has been a mainstay, keeping his Tour Card privileges ever since, and has made the semi-finals of World Matchplay, World Grand Prix, UK Open and Grand Slam, also making the 2009 European Championship final. He has made 33 consecutive appearances at the World Championship in what has been a glittering career..

With the 60-year-old announcing his decision to retire from the PDC circuit at the 2024 World Championship, his intention is to hand his Tour Card back at the end of the current campaign, and he will then embark on a World Seniors Darts Tour adventure for 2025 and beyond.

We can also exclusively reveal that Steve has accepted an invite to play in the 2025 WSDT World Championship in Purfleet, which will be his first WSDT televised event.

“When I announced that this year would be my last, I always had one eye on playing on the WSDT Tour” said Steve.

“I’m really happy to confirm that I will play WSDT events from 2025 onwards, and I’m thankful to them to receive an invitation to play in the World Championship”.

“I love darts, and I love competing, and I still feel that my game is good enough to win titles, and hopefully this will be the case once I get started”.

Jason Francis, for WSDT said: “It’s a huge honour to welcome Steve into the WSDT ranks, and we look forward to seeing him on stage and on tour from 2025 onwards”.

“Steve is a much-loved figure in the sport, and his decision to join us speaks volumes about the direction that we are heading in. He is still performing at the highest-level week in and week out, and he is a fabulous addition to what is already a very strong field in our events”.

Tickets to the 2025 WSDT World Championship, which runs from 20-22 February 2025 are available now from the below link:


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