Michael van Gerwen won his first title since the Premier League at the 2019 Melbourne Darts Masters, seeing off Daryl Gurney 8-3 in the final to claim a 12th World Series triumph.
This weekend saw the penultimate weekend of Challenge Tour action in 2019 at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton, and it was not short of drama with seven different finalists across the four events and now just £1,500 separating the top 6 in the Order of Merit.
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. […]
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 […]
World Matchplay champion Rob Cross will start his defence of the Brisbane Darts Masters against James Bailey on Friday, as the second edition of the World Series of Darts event gets underway with a star-studded field.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jeffrey de Zwaan, Jamie Hughes and John Henderson were amongst 5 players who enjoyed a double qualification in Hildesheim this evening. The European and UK qualifiers for Euro Tour events in Mannheim and Riesa took place on Friday, with big names such as Michael Smith and Simon Whitlock partaking. Jeffrey de Zwaan came through both […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As the PDC Asian Tour debuted at Hong Kong’s Kowloon Bay Exhibition Centre, it was a recognisable winner in the legendary Paul Lim and a not so obvious candidate in Japan’s Yuki Yamada who reigned victorious. Lim eased to the Asian Tour Nine title, dropping just eight legs in the process. He opened his bid […]
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 […]
Rob Cross or Michael Smith will be the new name on the Phil Taylor Trophy as they both came through their semi final matches to reach the showpiece final on Sunday night. Cross will surely feel his name is on the famous title, as he stormed back from a desperate situation at 14-7 and 15-9 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Simon Whitlock has become involved in a war of words with Unicorn after more damage was reported to the oards used in PDC tournaments. Managing Director of Unicorn, Edward Lowy, replied to a Tweet criticising the boards for damage early on in Whitlock’s last 16 Matchplay tie with Peter Wright on Wednesday night. Lowy suggested […]
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, […]
The last four quarter-final spots were up for grabs on day five of the World Matchplay. With the dumping of the reigning champion and world number one the day before, this was the night for the new competition favourites to stake their claim for the Phil Taylor trophy.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Peter Wright lived up to his billing as one of the favourites to lift the Phil Taylor Trophy next Sunday as he averaged 102 in a 10-5 win over Vincent van der Voort, with Keegan Brown, Simon Whitlock and Jonny Clayton also progressing to the second round of the 2019 World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
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 […]
The second day of the World Matchplay hosted eight tungsten tussles which saw the shocks and drama which have become commonplace at the Winter Gardens.
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 […]
After a breathless day one, day two at the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool sees a double session of action. Here is the afternoon session preview. Darren Webster (15) v Krzysztof Ratajski – * = Denotes Seed The first game of the afternoon session sees a seed in real danger, Darren Webster has endured a […]
Day one of the Betfred World Matchplay certainly didn’t disappoint, and the opening night saw two dark horses for the trophy make their departures. Gerwyn Price made a shock exit, as Stephen Bunting edged the Welshman out 13-12 in sudden death overtime. Both men were guilty of missed chances, but Price twice squandered three leg […]
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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 […]