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Las Vegas Open success for Lim as he denies Baggish

Chris Lim was crowned champion as he denied Danny Baggish, with the 42nd annual Las Vegas Open taking place in Nevada. Lim, who was ousted in the second round last year at the hands of Guyana’s Norman Madhoo, tasted success in a WDF-ranked event for the first time in five years, having defeated Leonard Gates […]

Qualifying School Day Three: Czech Sedlacek makes history while Canada’s Smith and Beeney also clinch tour cards

Karel Sedlacek became the first player from the Czech Republic to win a coveted PDC tour card on Saturday evening in Hildesheim, while Jeff Smith announced his return to the professional scene and a surprise package arrived in Aaron Beeney. Sedlacek, who narrowly missed out on securing his two-year tour card last year, defeated the resurgent Berry […]

Qualifying School: Record entry numbers confirmed

A staggering 853 players will head to Wigan and Hildesheim respectively from January 16-19, with a record number of entries being confirmed for the gruelling extravaganza. Players will compete at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre and Hildesheim’s Halle 39 simultaneously as two participants receive tour cards on each day at UK Q School and the final […]

Martin Adams interested in becoming BDO chairman and wants World Championship moved to Easter

Martin Adams, the three-time world champion, has declared his interest in becoming British Darts Organisation chairman during a spell of frustration in and around the organisation. Following a World Championship overshadowed by troubles, including a reportedly slashed prize fund as well as relatively poor ticket sales in the early stages of the tournament, many players […]

Paul Hogan’s persistent success is rewarding of a major – a principal that could realistically arrive this week in London

Known predominantly for defeating both Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis in successive rounds  at the prestigious UK Open three years ago, Paul Hogan has remained a persistent threat when taking upon the oche. His Anderson and Lewis scalps failed to go unnoticed. The Dudley-born thrower recorded averages in the high nineties throughout the entirety of […]

BDO World Championship Day Four schedule, preview and predictions: 14-year-old Bennett and former world champion Mitchell collide

Following the narrow miss of Paul Hogan for a nine-dart finish on Monday evening, proceedings resume at the Indigo O2, with a certain 14-year-old entering the fray. Hogan, who whitewashed former World Masters champion Adam Smith-Neale in his second round clash, pinned back-to-back maximums, before narrowly squandering the ninth dart at his favourite double 18. 9 […]

From Malguénac to the O2 Arena: How the vastly underrated Thibault Tricole has become the World Championship’s first Frenchman

French presence is rarely detectable in darting terms. However this coming weekend as the BDO World Championship commences, Thibault Tricole will grace the O2 stage, creating history in doing so. Having already staked a claim of arguably being the greatest ever player to come out of France, Tricole has lifted titles in both Greece and […]

Ladbrokes Masters draw: World champion Wright faces Cullen

Newly-champion world champion Peter Wright will take on Joe Cullen in his first tournament since his triumphant World Championship campaign, with the Ladbrokes Masters draw being confirmed. The first tournament of the new season will see the world’s top 16 collide at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, as Michael van Gerwen sets sights on […]