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Heta Stuns Cross To Capture Brisbane Darts Masters

Damon Heta was crowned Brisbane Darts Masters Champion in dramatic fashion, as he edged out defending champion, Rob Cross 8-7 in a pulsating final in front of a partisan home crowd at the BCEC on his 32nd birthday. “The Heat” came through three established highly ranked PDC Champions in one day to win the trophy. […]

Heta stars on opening day in Brisbane

Damon Heta pinned a magical 164 checkout en route to seeing off James Wade on the opening day of the Brisbane Darts Masters. Kyle Anderson and Simon Whitlock also pleased the home crowd by winning, while Michael Van Gerwen and Gary Anderson impressed in Round 1. Damon Heta was the star of the show in […]

Price Appeal Heard & Fine Reduced

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 […]

Brilliant Dolan Rolls Back The Years To Clinch PC22

Brendan Dolan reached his first Players Championship event final since April 2015 and he cashed in to full effect to win PC22 in Hildesheim, Germany. “The History Maker” recorded three 100+ averages in his Seven games to scoop the £10,000 first prize on offer, as he denied Dutchman, Jermaine Wattimena a maiden PDC Title with […]

Resolute Ratajski swoops on fifth PDC title in Hildesheim

Krzysztof Ratajski lifted his fifth PDC title, beating Dimitri van den Bergh 8-7 in the final, as the Players Championship series debuted in Hildesheim. Poland’s Ratajski, who pocketed a trio of titles last year, doubled his title tally for 2019 at Halle 39 in Germany, breaking into the PDC’s top 32 in the process, becoming […]

Hearn Confirms Incoming PDC Development In The USA

PDC supremo, Barry Hearn, has intimated in an interview with Live Darts, that developments could be afoot across the pond, with rumours of a glamourous new venue in the USA being added to the schedule from next year. Hearn confirmed that “interesting developments” were in progress over expansion of professional darts in America. “I think […]

Updated PDC Order of Merit Rankings

The PDC Order of Merit has been updated after the latest ranking event – the World Matchplay. Most notably St Helen’s darting superstar Michael Smith has moved into the top four after his run to the final; where he lost out to former world champion Rob Cross.  Smith is only seven thousand or so behind […]

Cross clinches second major title following World Matchplay success

Rob Cross clinched the World Matchplay title for the first time as he defeated Michael Smith 18-13 on Sunday evening at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. Cross, who lifted his second major title after his World Championship success back in 2018, will place the Phil Taylor trophy alongside the Sid Waddell trophy on his mantelpiece. The former world champion […]

Betfred World Matchplay Day Eight Preview

After 2007 Matchplay Champion, James Wade fell by the wayside in the quarter finals, we knew that there would be a new name on the famous old cup. The Phil Taylor Trophy has four men battling for it as we reach the semi finals of a pulsating Betfred World Matchplay. The players left standing have […]

Gurney Stuns Wright, Cross Edges Bunting

In what has been s superb tournament to date, the line up for the semi finals of the Betfred World Matchplay is now complete. Daryl Gurney roared back to peak form at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and came through a high quality encounter with Peter Wright to reach the last four with a 16-13 […]

Durrant Hammers Wade To Book Smith Semi

The first semi finalists in the Betfred World Matchplay have now been identified. Michael Smith will meet Glen Durrant on Saturday night in what will be a first last four Blackpool appearance for both men. Here’s how Thursday’s quarter finals unfolded. Michael Smith 16-11 Mervyn King Michael Smith reached his first Matchplay semi final, with […]

Betfred World Matchplay – Day Six Preview

The last eight of a pulsating Betfred World Matchplay gets underway at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool with the first two quarter finals taking place. It’s been an excellent tournament so far, and all remaining participants will believe that they can lift the Phil Taylor Trophy come Sunday night. Matches are now in marathon mode, […]

Durrant defeats Van Gerwen in Matchplay classic

Glen Durrant saw off Michael Van Gerwen 13-11 in a World Matchplay classic to progress to the quarter finals in Blackpool. Mervyn King defeated Gary Anderson on the same night, while Michael Smith and James Wade also progressed on one of the all time great nights at the Winter Gardens. The first game of the […]

Betfred World Matchplay – Day Five Preview

By the end of Wednesday night, we will know the identity of all eight quarter finalists at the enthralling Betfred World Matchplay. The Winter Gardens in Blackpool saw a night of high drama last night, and we hope for more of the same tonight. Here is the preview. *Seeds In Brackets* Daryl Gurney (3) v […]

Betfred World Matchplay – Day Four Preview

It’s the beginning of the second round of the Betfred World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this evening, and there are some real mouth watering matches to look forward to. The highlight is undoubtedly a meeting between the current PDC and BDO World Champions. Matches are now slightly increased to best of 21, […]

Betfred World Matchplay: Day Three Preview

It’s day three of the Betfred World Matchplay, and the evening session sees the conclusion of the first round. There are plenty more big guns in action at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and here is my preview and predictions for the evening. *Seeds in brackets* Jonny Clayton (14) v Keegan Brown Kicking off the […]

Betfred World Matchplay: Day Two, Evening Session Preview

Part two of a super Sunday at the Betfred World Matchplay sees some mouth watering contests, highlighted by two time PDC World Champion, Adrian Lewis, taking on three time BDO World king, Glen Durrant in the final contest of the evening. Here I preview the evenings’ action (Seeds in brackets) James Wade (8) v Jeffrey […]

Faria Darting Index: World Matchplay Betting Advice

The odds used are obviously the odds from our sponsor Unibet. And the odds used are inserted late Wednesday night (July 17). The odds may be altered since that time. Some of these bets conflict with one another, but that is what betters would call ‘spreading your risk’. • Follow the Faria Darting Index on Twitter FIRST […]

MVG Admits To Lack Of Hunger

Michael van Gerwen has discussed his recent dip in form with a publication in his home country. van Gerwen hasn’t posted a 100+ average in his last eleven matches, which is alarming form ahead of the World Matchplay, an event that the Dutchman remains favourite to win. ”I don’t worry. Of course I know it’s […]