Rob Cross, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Peter Wright and Michael Van Gerwen all won awards at the 2018 PDC Awards evening at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Rob Cross won four awards on Monday evening in London after a sensational start to life in the PDC. ‘Voltage’ appeared in the UK Open in February loosing […]
Old news, but still a talking point for many
Should selection for the WCD be strictly Order of Merit?
The PDC have announced there will be two Women's Qualifiers for the William Hill World Darts Championship in Dusseldorf and Milton Keynes and will take place in November.
The William Hill World Darts Championship is now less than three weeks away with 110 hours of live coverage shown across the festive period following the record-breaking expansion which saw the field rise to 96 competitors. After last year’s event, which saw Rob Cross reign victorious with a famous 7-1 win over Phil Taylor in […]
Luke Humphries produced the latest shock of the 2018/19 William Hill World Darts Championship in coming from 2-0 down to become the first player to beat Rob Cross on the Alexandra Palace stage, while James Wade was also knocked out on day thirteen as four unseeded players (including Humphries) booked their places in the last eight.
Lorraine Winstanley and Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki will contest Saturday’s ladies’ World Championship final after the pair progressed at the Lakeside, while two-time defending champion Glen Durrant prevailed. Suzuki – a two-time Winmau World Masters quarter-finalist – booked her place in the final of the 2019 Ladies’ World Championship after completed a 2-0 whitewashing of Plymouth’s […]
The 2019 televised darts season gets underway on Friday night as 16 of the world's best head to Milton Keynes for the seventh edition of the Masters.
Glen Durrant secured qualification for his first European Tour event, after being among the 18 players to qualify for the European Darts Open on Friday evening, while ‘Rapid’ Ricky Evans was among the 18 to qualify for the German Darts Championship. Durrant produced averages of 116.4, 106 and 103.7 in convincingly seeing off Mark Wilson, […]
Raymond van Barneveld issued his place at the German Darts Open in Munich, while Gabriel Clemens was the only European to secure a qualification double at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre. Van Barneveld, who currently sits bottom of the Premier League, battled through a gruelling session in Wigan, but earned a place at the fourth […]
Willem Mandigers has become frustrated by the current state of the BDO and believes they need to do more for the players, but also said the Eurosport deal could revitalise it’s position. “The BDO currently does not do enough for the players. There is no definitive answer as to where or when tournaments are. They […]
Leighton Bennett and Nathan Care were the winners of JDC Youth Tour Events 7 and 8 on Saturday as ever growing tour came to Chorlton, Manchester. In Event 7, it was Care who was victorious with a 5-1 win over Henry Coates in the final who was recently signed up by Unicorn and is an […]
PDC/PDPA Player Glen Durrant is yet to know if he is in the PDC Grand Slam by right of being the current BDO Champion, as he has yet to hear back from the BDO. Durrant sat down with Phil Barrs from Live Darts whilst at last weeks Euro Tour in Germany and let Phil know […]
The PDC will again allow for two ladies’ qualifiers for the 2020 William Hill World Darts Championship, with the qualifier dates announced today. Monday 25th of November will see the UK & Ireland qualifier, to be held at Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan, while a Rest of the World qualifier taking place at Halle […]
Nathan Aspinall came out on top in a high quality final against Michael Smith to claim the 2019 US Darts Masters in Las Vegas. Aspinall showed no signs of nerves in his first ever World Series event, seeing off the likes of Rob Cross, Peter Wright and Smith en route to the title. Aspinall got […]
And so, after eight remarkable days of darts, we are left with the two men that will play a best of 35 legs (or more if needed) final for £150,000 and the Phil Taylor Trophy, as the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool reaches it’s conclusion. Only Rob Cross and Michael Smith remain at the Winter […]
Lisa Ashton successfully defended her LDO Swedish Classic title last night as the BDO’s annual trip to Malmo got underway.
Daryl Gurney got back in the winners’ circle at PC25 in Barnsley with an 8-5 win in the final against UK Open Champion, Nathan Aspinall. “Superchin” was solid all day, and rarely troubled, as he breezed to the £10,000 first prize, and his first Players Championship crown of the year. The Irishman began his day […]
Michael Van Gerwen has won the second of this years UK Open Qualifiers after winning the first and secured his 100th singles title in the PDC while Darren Webster, Peter Wright and Ian White all have good days in Wigan. Michael Van Gerwen was outstanding in the first of this years UK Open Qualifiers yesterday […]
The greatest moment in darts that never was.
James Wilson, Andy Boulton and Justin Pipe were amongst the five to seal a double European Tour qualification on Friday evening in Wigan while Adrian Lewis qualified for the event in Hildesheim. James Wilson, Justin Pipe, Andy Boulton, Darren Johnson and Robert Thornton sealed qualification for both the European Tour events in Hamburg and Hildesheim. […]
Former Lakeside Danny Noppert sealed his maiden PDC title at Dublin’s CityWest Hotel with a 6-4 win over Ian White. Noppert, who made the move across codes following his below-par performance in January’s BDO World Championship, came out on top of a 128-man field including the likes of Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross, one […]
This weekend, Bristol will host the second showing of the Junior Darts Corporation’s World Championship, with a host of youngsters traveling across the globe to compete in the £4,000 tournament. JDC media-man Josh Green joined us ahead of the event. Green, who was appointed the JDC’s media-man earlier this year, said: “It’s been a […]
With a PDC tour card becoming ever more valuable, a remarkable 249 players have signed up for the European Q-School event--with even more to sign up for the UK counterpart! Here I take a look at some of the more interesting contenders in the European event...
BDO World Championship participants Mark McGeeney and Baker came through on day two of Wigan’s Qualifying School to secure their two-year tour cards and places at the UK Open. Following the successes of Jamie Hughes and Harry Ward on Thursday afternoon, McGeeney and Baker will join the pair on the £14m professional circuit after coming […]
There is now just over three weeks to go until the Ladbrokes UK Open gets underway at Butlins Resort in Minehead. The tournament is labelled the ‘FA Cup of Darts’, with that mainly being down to the amateurs meeting the professionals similar to in football. Riley’s clubs across England and Scotland have hosted have and […]
What comes to mind when you think of a player who struggles to find their a-game up on the biggest stages of them all? Maybe, Ian White, or Krzysztof Ratajski. But, then you look at the opposite, with a number of players not being able to emulate their stage form in the floor events. Dimitri […]
Last year, whilst BDO number three, Jamie Hughes decided to seek pastures new and made the switch to the PDC, despite the implications at that time meaning he couldn’t then compete at Lakeside the following year, he didn’t succeed which meant he was to compete on the Challenge Tour. This year, he went back and […]
James Wade joined Gerwyn Price in winning the Players Championship double this year as he denied Jeffrey de Zwaan in the final of Players Championship 12 at the Barnsley Metrodome. Wade reigned victorious on Saturday with a 8-6 win over Michael Smith and followed that up with his third title in eight days, after coming […]
The top eight seeds all safely progressed to the Last 16 as the Austrian Darts Open continued in Graz. Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross and Ian White were particularly impressive in seeing off tricky opponents, but it was home favourite Mensur Suljovic who stole the show, as he came from behind to defeat Raymond van […]
Michael van Gerwen hit top form in front of his adoring home crowd, as he saw off Willie O’Connor 6-2 in the second round of the Dutch Darts Masters in Zwolle. Raymond van Barneveld, Vincent van der Voort and Jermaine Wattimena also claimed memorable wins in their home country. Only two days after his superb […]
Nine UK-based players completed a qualification double on a vital day of action at Robin Park in Wigan. 89 players were vying for 18 spots in the European Tour events in both Prague and Vienna; the former taking place next week and acting as the final event before the cut-off for World Matchplay places.