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A look ahead to the World Darts Championship

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 – […]

PDC Asian Tour expanded for 2019

After a successful maiden season, the PDC Asian Tour will be expanded for 2019 with six weekends of action taking place through the year in Asia. South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan and Taiwan will all host a weekend of two tournaments with over $120,000 on offer as the PDC continues its procedure to strengthen […]

World Darts Championship: Draw and Schedule

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 […]

Ashton seals World Darts Championship debut

Four-time Ladies’ World Champion Lisa Ashton booked her place in December’s World Darts Championship following a 6-3 win over Maria O’Brien. Ashton, who is the reigning Lakeside champion after lifting the title for a third consecutive year in January, came through a 120-strong field at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes to seal her place […]

Price ‘confident’ after Grand Slam glory

Gerwyn Price stated he was ‘confident’ ahead of the upcoming Players Championship Finals and the World Championship after his victory at the Grand Slam of Darts.  Price reigning supreme in Sunday’s Grand Slam of Darts final against Gary Anderson after already pulling off victories over Mensur Suljovic, Simon Whitlock and Josh Payne following his success […]

The Race to Dortmund is hotting up!

After last night’s shenanigans, the race to  Dortmund is hotting up. Who will secure their place at the European Championships? Currently, 27 throwers have confirmed their place in Dortmund while another five anxiously await the conclusion of this weekend’s European Tour finale in Gottingen. Martin Schindler and Steve Beaton clinched their spots yesterday evening following […]

Van der Velde and Greaves secure World Masters Youth titles

The Netherlands’ Jurjen van der Velde and Yorkshire’s Beau Greaves secured the youth crowns in Bridlington on Thursday afternoon. Greaves, who made it back-to-back World Masters’ Girls titles courtesy of her victory on Thursday, defeated Canada’s Hayley Crowley 4-0 in a one-sided final, though, the score didn’t entirely represent the match with the Canadian youngster […]

Noppert seals maiden PDC title in Dublin

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: BDO remove restrictions on PDC players

The BDO’s newly-elected chairman Des Jacklin has confirmed that the organisation are set to remove restrictions on allowing PDC players participating in their tournaments. This means that from October any current PDC tour card holder or thrower that has participated in a Challenge Tour event or Qualifying School will be eligible to take part in […]

Marijanovic impresses as German quartet progress

Robert Marijanovic was the stand out performer as four German participants claimed wins on the opening day of the fourth showing of the annual European Darts Matchplay. Marijanovic, who was competing in his second European Tour event of the year, emerged victorious against an inform Jermaine Wattimena with a sensational display. The German, born in […]

Danish Darts Open Draw

The inaugural Danish Darts Open will commence at the Brondbyhallen in Copenhagen tomorrow afternoon as Adrian Lewis, Max Hopp, Steve Beaton and Paul Nicholson all take to the stage. The PDC vists Scandinavia for the very first time as 48 stars take to the stage to participate in the eighth £135,000 tournament 0f the year. […]

Wright clinches maiden title of 2018 in Wigan

Peter Wright picked up his first ranking title of the year at the Robin Park Leisure Centre this afternoon while Rob Cross reached his second final in successive days. Wright, whose last title was the German Darts Masters on the World Series circuit last October, came out on top as he denied Rob Cross a […]

Quintet secure double European Tour qualification

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. […]

Dream Dutch duo retain World Cup crown

Dream Dutch duo of Raymond Van Barneveld and Michael Van Gerwen have retained their World Cup of Darts crown after beating Scotland in Sunday evening’s final at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt. The Netherlands successfully retained their title after winning last year’s event held at the same venue with an emphatic victory over Scotland – who […]