British Darts Organisation world champion Wayne Warren will receive £23,000 for successful the 2020 title – 77% lower than the old winner.
In distinction, Peter Wright obtained £500,000 for successful the rival PDC World Darts Championship.
Warren grew to turn into the oldest world darts champion after beating fellow Welshman Jim Williams 7-4 in Sunday’s BDO final.
His winnings are the lowest since Jockey Wilson obtained £20,000 for beating Eric Bristow in the 1989 final.
The winners from 2010 to 2019 all obtained a £100,000 prize.
In a letter despatched to players viewed by the BBC, BDO chairman Des Jacklin explained that an absence of sponsorship became as soon as at the relief of the prize fund reduction because the rotund breakdown became as soon as issued to players.
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He added commercial advisers Sportotal had did not exact sponsorship meaning the BDO had to either slash prize funds or cancel the occasion.
Your total purse for the 2020 match became as soon as £164,000 with runner-up Jim Williams receiving £10,000.
Fallon Sherrock, who made history because the first lady to beat a particular person in the PDC World Championship, withdrew from the BDO match after warnings as a result of the reduction in prize money in the girls’s occasion.
The girls’s prize became as soon as lower to £10,000 out of a full purse of £26,500.
The £25,000 that 2015 BDO runner-up Sherrock earned for reaching the third spherical of the PDC World Championship exceeds Warren’s BDO successful prize fund for 2020.
Warren said he became as soon as “injure” that he did not know the prize fund for successful the BDO world darts final and admitted that now he is aware of the money he’ll receive, he feels distraught.
“It’s miles devastating, completely devastating, they’ve given with one hand and introduced away with the different,” he suggested BBC Wales Currently.
“I’m proper gutted, it has taken the shine off the complete lot. I’m the enviornment champion, but the money must calm be there.
“I knew I wasn’t going to get the rotund amount, but I thought it could well presumably per chance positively be no longer lower than half of.”
The BDO had beforehand said its World Championship prize money could presumably per chance be “lowered considerably” after most efficient 15% of tickets had been supplied.
The BDO has been requested to commentary.