The Dortmund Open originally were a DDV ranking tournament which was first played in 1983. 1996 it became a WDF ranking tournament as well. It's a
WDF tournament category 2.
Since 2008 the tournament is sponsored by Winmau and due to this called Winmau Dortmund Open.
The tournament was organised from the beginning by the Dortmund Stadtliga and it took place in different venues in Dortmund.
As it is a WDF tournament international players take part in it but not as many as in the German Open. That was partial due to the fact that it
was for years played in February and collided with the Scottish Open. Till 2010 it is played in May but now a lot of German players don't take
part because the PDC Europe at the same date organises a Players Championship weekend in Austria.
The Dortmund Open consists of ladies and men's singles and doubles and single tournaments for boys and girls. On the Friday a warm-up tournament
is offered and usually on Sunday an additional tournament can be played by players who are already eliminated from the main tournaments.
It seems there are no records about the winners of the first two years but from 1985 onwards the winners of the singles competitions are known
and from 2002 onwards one can find the complete list of winners on the DDV homepage. In 1988 the tournament was played twice.
The ladies tournament was won eleven times by Heike Ernst (today Jenkins), an impressive achievement. She was the most successive player of the
ladies doubles as well with at least seven wins. There were a lot of different German winners in the men's contests too but as many international
The German girls were very successful while German winners in the boys contest are rare.
Winners Men's competitions
|1985||Ellis Elswiefen ||-|
|1991||Wayne Weening ||-|
|1992|| Kai Pfeiffer||-|
|2004||Marcus Schulte||Borry Clarys|
|2005||Martin Jonkers||Seyler/Welge |
|2010||Robert Wagner||Ronny und Kim Huybrechts|
Winners Ladies competitions
|1985||Heidi Gäde|| - |
|1986|| Heike Grahl|| - |
|1987|| Varely Maytum|| - |
|1988||Heike Ernst|| - |
|1988||Heike Ernst|| - |
|1989||Heike Ernst|| - |
|1990||Astrid Kamm|| - |
|1991||Ela Worms|| - |
|1992||Astrid Kamm|| - |
|1993||Heike Ernst|| - |
|1994||Heike Ernst|| - |
|1995||Heike Ernst|| - |
|1996||Francis Hoenselaar|| - |
|1997||Francis Hoenselaar|| - |
|1998||Francis Hoenselaar|| - |
|2003||Sandra Pollet ||Ernst/Strauch|
|2006||Sandra Pollet ||Csepeli/Strauch|
|2002||Nicole Oosthues||Jope Bakens|
|2003||Yvonne Bliß ||Jerry Hendriks|
|2004||Viktoria Weber ||Jerry Hendriks|
|2005||Priscilla Groeneweg||Brian Megens|
|2006||Thea Kaaijk ||Sven vam Dun|
|2007||Thea Kaaijk||Daniel van Mourik|
|2008||Jenny Lieverkus||Daniel van Mourik|
|2009||Lynn Poolen||Daniel van Mourik|
|2010||Ann-Kathrin Wigmann ||Max Hopp|