Ben

Ben is a dedicated sports writer and aspiring sports journalist, covering all aspects of darts for the ever-growing Darts Planet TV. He has a passion for sport, particularly darts, cricket and football.

Leicester to host 2019 Paddy Power Champions League of Darts

Leicester’s Morningside Arena will host the fourth staging of the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts, from October 19-20, as the tournament takes on a third different venue after establishing in 2016. The world’s top eight throwers will travel to Leicester as the West Midlands hosts a major darting tournament for the first time, with […]

Asada claims fourth PDC Asian Tour crown in Kobe

Japan’s Seigo Asada lifted his first PDC Asian Tour title of 2019, and the fourth in his illustrious career, following a 5-3 victory over Royden Lam in the PDC Asian Tour 4 final. Click here for full results from Sunday’s PDC Asian Tour 4 in Kobe, Japan Just a 38 minute car journey from Asada’s […]

Andy Boulton: ‘It feels great to have my card back’

After a year away from the joys of the PDC Pro Tour, and a year participating on the gruelling Challenge Tour, Stoke-on-Trent’s Andy Boulton returns to the professional scene following his success at Qualifying School. A former World Championship, Players Championship, UK Open and Grand Slam of Darts partaker, Boulton, secured his two-year tour card […]

Chisnall crowned champion in Wigan after denying Durrant

Dave Chisnall claimed his first PDC title for over a year as he denied three-time World Champion, Glen Durrant, in the final of the second Players Championship event of the year in Wigan. On a record-breaking day that saw four nine-darters executed by Chris Dobey, Michael van Gerwen, Geert Nentjes and the eventual champion, respectively, […]

Lithuania’s Labanauskas reigns victorious in Sweden

Following Madars Razma’s success on Saturday in Sweden, another newly-introduced tour card winner was crowned victorious, with Lithuania’s Darius Labanauskas coming out on top on Sunday afternoon at Gothenburg’s Apple Hotel. Madars Razma clinches third PDC Nordic and Baltic title in Sweden Just a month after making his William Hill World Darts Championship debut, Labanauskas […]

Dutch Open success for Veenstra and Suzuki

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 […]

Razma clinches third PDC Nordic and Baltic crown in Sweden

After already enjoying a magnificent start to 2019, Latvia’s Madars Razma clinched the opening Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour event at Sweden’s Apple Hotel in Gothenburg with a 6-0 win over Ulf Cedar in the final. Razma was forced to hand his tour card over at the backend of last year, after failing to get […]

Everything you need to know ahead of the Dutch Open

The annual staging of the Dutch Open will take place this weekend in Assen with just under 6,000 competitors heading to the north of the Netherlands. The tournament that keeps on growing bigger and bigger is back for 47th successive year. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the prestigious event: HOW MANY ARE […]

Withers pockets £100 in opening Challenge Tour weekend

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 […]

65-year-old Lim reigns victorious in Seoul

Singapore’s Paul Lim clinched his second PDC Asian Tour crown on Sunday evening in Seoul, South Korea, as he defeated Kai-Fan Leung in the final. Click here for results and report from Saturday’s Asian Tour event as Royden Lam reigned victorious Click here for full results from Sunday’s action at the PDK Darts Stadium in […]

Lam wins Asian Tour 1 after denying Lim in thriller

Royden Lam put his tour card woes behind him as he denied a 105 average from Paul Lim to win the first event of the 2019 Asian Tour campaign. Hong Kong’s Lam emulated his start to the inaugural Asian Tour after coming out victorious in last year’s opening event against Noel Malicdem – who hit […]

Ian Withers joins Darts Planet TV

PDC Challenge Tour competitor Ian Withers has joined Darts Planet TV in a one-year sponsorship deal. Cambridgeshire’s Withers – who started playing darts at the age of 13 – will join the ever-growing scene at Darts Planet TV, with Lennon Cradock and Jason Marriott having already been sponsored earlier this year. Withers was a finalist […]

Jirkal and Koltsov seal European Tour qualification

Russia’s Boris Koltsov and the Czech Republic’s Pavel Jirkal sealed European Tour qualification and will therefore feature in upcoming European Tour events. Jirkal – who came close to securing his two-year PDC tour card two weeks ago in Hildesheim – will make his European Tour debut at the opening European Tour event of the year […]

Robinson and Clark clinch PDC tour cards in Wigan

Former UK Open participants Matt Clark and Reece Robinson clinched their PDC tour cards and return to the UK Open on Saturday afternoon at Wigan’s Robin Park Leisure Centre. The pair joined Thursday’s winners Jamie Hughes and Harry Ward, and Friday’s graduates Mark McGeeney and Scott Baker in gaining a two-year PDC tour card, enabling […]

McGeeney and Baker triumph in Wigan’s Qualifying School

BDO World Championship participants Mark McGeeney and Baker came through on day two of Wigan’s Qualifying School to secure their two-year tour cards and places at the UK Open. Following the successes of Jamie Hughes and Harry Ward on Thursday afternoon, McGeeney and Baker will join the pair on the £14m professional circuit after coming […]

Everything you need to know ahead of UK Qualifying School

Qualifying School returns with 19 places on the Pro Tour up for grabs at the Robin Park Leisure Centre in Wigan. It is definitely going to be the most demanding year yet for players on the professional circuit with 43 Pro Tour events taking place across the year, and that’s not including televised tournaments. Here’s […]

JDC’s Cradock joins Darts Planet TV

Lennon Craddock – the runner-up in December’s JDC World Championship – has joined Darts Planet TV in a year-long sponsorship deal. ‘Big Bird’ will be predominantly known for his exploits in Bristol, where he enjoyed a run to the final of the JDC World Championships, beating the likes of Jack Boardman, Connor Hopkins, Dylan Dowling […]

Durrant and Waites to contest world final at the Lakeside

Defending champion Glen Durrant and two-time champion Scott Waites will contest the BDO World Championship final on Sunday afternoon following the pair’s semi-final success on Saturday at the Lakeside. Unfortunately, we won’t see a new name being crowned World Champion, however, we do have a thrilling final in prospect with two big names who know […]

Gregory and Bennett victorious in Wolverhampton

Harry Gregory and recently crowned World Youth Champion Leighton Bennett clinched the opening two events on the 2019 Junior Darts Tour held at Riley’s in Wolverhampton. Just two days after his exploits at the Lakeside where he was crowned World Youth Champion at just 13-years of age, Leighton Bennett picked up his maiden JDC title […]

Jubilation for Japan as Suzuki is crowned World Champion

Japanese sensation Mikuru Suzuki claimed an historic victory on Saturday afternoon as she became the first non-European women to lift the World Championship, with a 3-0 win over Lorraine Winstanley at the Lakeside. Suzuki became the first Asian female to appear on the Lakeside stage just a week ago when she dumped out reigning four-time […]

Suzuki and Winstanley set to contest world final while Durrant prevails

Lorraine Winstanley and Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki will contest Saturday’s ladies’ World Championship final after the pair progressed at the Lakeside, while two-time defending champion Glen Durrant prevailed. Suzuki – a two-time Winmau World Masters quarter-finalist – booked her place in the final of the 2019 Ladies’ World Championship after completed a 2-0 whitewashing of Plymouth’s […]

13-year-old Bennett crowned World Youth Champion

13-year-old Leighton Bennett was crowned the 2019 BDO World Youth Champion on Thursday afternoon as he whitewashed Nathan Girvan 3-0 in Surrey. Bennett – who lifted his first senior title aged 12 at last year’s Cambridge Open – pinned a phenomenal 121 checkout to win the biggest title of his career to date. The Lincolnshire-based […]