It’s the biggest darts event on the calendar, and it returns, bigger than ever, with 96 throwers, from 28 nations, competing for £2.5million in prize money. We look ahead to what will be a special couple of weeks at Alexandra Palace. This year sees six additional sessions, 24 added competitors – including two ladies – […]
Be prepared for fireworks on New Year’s Day as world number one Michael van Gerwen and Premier League finalist Michael Smith contest in the final of the 26th World Darts Championship. 96 arrowsmiths arrived at Alexandra Palace in mid-December to participate in the £2.5m tournament, and despite shocks occurring and underdogs emerging, we are left […]
The prestigious UK Open is just weeks away with 160 players battling out for over £400,000 in prize money. After the recent qualification criteria alterations, the 128 tour card holders will be handed an automatic spot in the tournament, with them being joined by the top 16 Challenge Tour players and then an additional 16 […]
Gary Anderson is set to be replaced by nine ‘contenders’ in the 2019 Premier League, after ‘The Flying Scotsman’ was forced to withdraw through injury. On Monday morning, the PDC announced that Anderson, who missed The Masters last weekend, has been forced to withdraw because of a back injury which has been affecting him repetitively […]
Has the growing professionalism of the game killed the magic of the UK Open?
Sometimes things can get put into serious perspective and this story is one that is bigger than darts and bigger than sport as a whole, but a timely reminder of the power we have as a community to come together to do something great. On May the 11th this year Daniel Booth will be hosting […]
Peter Wright is a man in real danger of sliding down the rankings during 2019, if he is unable to stop his recent slump in TV competitions in particular. His recent performances in the Premier League have been a major cause for concern. A more subdued Wright has three draws and three defeats in his […]
Darius Labanauskas produced the only 100+ average of the opening day of the 2019 Austrian Darts Open in Premstätten, near Graz.
Michael van Gerwen beat Rob Cross 11-5 in the final of the 2019 Premier League Darts to become champion of the prestigious event for a fifth time, only one behind Phil Taylor.
This years Betfred World Matchplay will not feature Raymond van Barneveld, after the five time World Champion withdrew from this weekend’s Tour events due to “unforeseen circumstances”. There was only a slim chance “Barney” would have made the showpiece event at The Winter Gardens, but it is disappointing nonetheless that he wont be at the […]
After months and months of speculation and confusion, the BDO World Trophy finally has a home for at least the next three years, and it’s 2019 edition has been confirmed too. Blackburn’s George’s Hall is the new venue for the tournament, and it has also been confirmed to take place this year from August 30 […]
Rob Cross lifted his second major title at the weekend as the World Matchplay took place at Blackpool’s historic Winter Gardens, but he wasn’t the only Matchplay winner. David Cameron reigned victorious across the pond in Nashville, Tennessee at the CDC Cosmo Darts Matchplay. Cameron, who will appear at the BDO World Championships for a […]
After a five-month hiatus, the PDC Nordic & Baltic tour returned this weekend with a busy schedule in Keflavík, Iceland.
Richard Veenstra and Mikuru Suzuki were crowned Dutch Open champions on Sunday evening in Assen, Netherlands. Veenstra – who lifted the British Open, British Classic and Scottish Open last year as well as reaching the semi-finals at the Dutch Open – reigned victorious after coming through a men’s field of over 3,000 competitors. The 37-year-old […]
Glen Durrant got off to a flying start in Wolverhampton as Krzysztof Ratajski defeated Raymond van Barneveld in a close affair and Michael van Gerwen threw a trademark 112 average. Van Gerwen, who has won just the Unibet Masters and the Unibet Premier League this year amongst the many televised major events, will be looking […]
Darius Labanauskas made history as he became the first Lithuanian to win on the Alexandra Palace stage while Spain’s Toni Alcinas stunned former finalist Peter Wright. Labanauskas fought back from behind to defeat ‘Prime Time’ Matthew Edgar – whose grandfather participated in the 1963 News of the World tournament at Alexandra Palace. Edgar took the […]
The 42nd BDO World Darts Championships got underway at The Lakeside Country Club on Saturday with Glen Durrant and Lisa Ashton big favourites to become four-time and five-time winners of the event respectively. However, the game that many had been hyping up on day one didn't fail to disappoint as Ashton was put out by Japanese soft tip star Mikuru Suzuki, while Mark McGeeney and Wesley Harms both came through their first round men's games in Frimley Green.
Well I think it’s without question hands down James Wade as the best left handed ever. Multiple titles Matchplay, World Grand Prix, Premier League, going deep in a lot of tournaments and beating Phil for some of the big titles he won… What other left handers are there out there? Mark Webster Ron Meulenkamp Mickey […]
Premier League – Week 2 Preview & Predictions The Unibet Premier League bandwagon rolls into The SSE Arena in Glasgow on Thursday night, with an eagerly expected guest appearance from three time, and reigning BDO World Champion, Glen Durrant, one of the highlights. Here I preview the night’s entertainment. Peter Wright (6th) v Michael Smith […]
After what was a breath taking UK Open in Minehead last weekend, Premier League action resumes in earnest this Thursday night. The BHGE in Aberdeen is the setting for the second visit to Scotland of 2019, with some mouth watering matches in prospect. Here I preview this weeks clashes Michael Smith (8th) v Rob Cross […]
Nathan Aspinall carried on his fantastic recent run of form at the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim, averaging 104.5 and only missing one dart at double in his 6-1 win over Mike Holz, while Dimitri Van den Bergh reeled off four straight legs to knock out Steve Beaton 6-4.
Beau Greaves 15 years of age, hit a 9 darter in a competition at Balby Bridge last night, just a couple of weeks after her record breaking youth average at the British Internationals. The 15 year old who has won the Winmau Word Masters two years in a row, and also won the WDF Europe […]
Vincent van der Voort launched a bizarre outburst towards the PDC, and Barry Hearn in particular, following his first round 6-4 win over Dave Prins at the European Darts Grand Prix. “Barry Hearn is great for entertainment and he makes great shows but he’s not good at making rankings a fair system.” “There are multiple […]
Matt Campbell proved the star of the weekend in the USA, as the Championship Darts Circuit hit the Windy City of Chicago. The Holiday Inn at North Shore was the venue for events 5 and 6 of the tour, and Campbell proved to be Mr consistency over the two events. The Canadian is making his […]
There will be 87 participants in Thursday’s qualifier for the Czech Darts Open, it has been confirmed. Four players will qualify for the tournament proper, beginning on Friday, at the PVA Expo in Prague. One of the favourites would have been Pavel Jirkal, as a member of Czech Republic’s 2019 World Cup team, but he […]
Leighton Bennett and Brian Raman were among the five different winners at the 2019 BDO Youth Festival of Darts in Colchester, Essex. Photo: BDO Darts.
The Darts Regulation Authority have released the statement below regarding the recent appeal from Gerwyn Price regarding his hefty fine handed down by the DRA in relation to altercations with both Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson in the 108 Grand Slam of Darts, which the Welshman went on to win. Here is the transcript in […]
Japan reached the World Cup of Darts semi-finals in June, becoming the first country of Asian descent to do so. Seigo Asada and Haruki Muramatsu performed to the standard we all knew they could and beyond. The Japanese duo stole the nations heart, as did another Asian pairing in Singapore’s Paul and Harith Lim – […]
Chris Dobey reached his first major final for two-years as he denied James Wade in Minehead while Steven Bunting finalised the last eight line-up with a surprise win over Wright. Dobey, who reached the final of both Players Championship 5 and 21 en route to Butlins Resort in Minehead, pulled off a 6-3 win over […]
Michael van Gerwen produced a scintillating showing in defeating Adrian Lewis while Gary Anderson survived yet another scare and Michael Smith continued to impress. Van Gerwen – who had dropped just a single set before Thursday’s coverage began – breezed to yet another comfortable victory as he saw off two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis. Lewis […]
Maria O’Brien and Mikuru Suzuki booked their places in the semi finals of the 2019 BDO World Darts Championships in Lakeside on Thursday afternoon. Scott Mitchell breezed past Krzysztof Kciuk to book his place in the quarter finals of the men’s draw. Maria O’Brien continued her impressive form by defeating Fallon Sherrock in straight sets […]
Ian Withers bounced back from a disappointing Qualifying School to pick up £100 in the opening Challenge Tour weekend of the year. Withers – who earned a one-year sponsorship deal with dartsplanet.tv following his exploits at Qualifying School earlier in January – reached the last 64 stage on two occasions earning him his first winnings […]