The BDO World Darts Championship is a world championship competition in darts, organised by the British Darts Organisation (BDO).
It began in 1978, and was the only world championship tournament until 1994. Since then, following a dispute with the BDO, a breakaway group was formed (now known as the Professional Darts Corporation) which stages its own annual PDC World Championship, generally before the BDO version in late December and early January of each year.
The BDO event is held at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green in Surrey and features both a mens and women's competition.
Internationals from all corners of the world qualify to compete on the famous Lakeside stage, in an event renowned for its emphasis on tradition and history.