PDC Home Tour

The PDC Home Tour offers on planned 32 nights despite the Corona crisis live darts from the players home oche.
PDC Home Tour First Stage
PDC Home Tour Second Stage

Premier League

PDC Premier League will be played every Thursday from 6. February - 21. May.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information

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Januar 2020

Coaching Clinic 57:
We take you back to the late 70's for coaching advice from Welsh legend Leighton Rees

Dartoid in Puerto Vallart:
Darts in Paradise

Adam "Thorn" Smith still in Dominical :
"Flocks, Crocs And Oches"

Interview with Gabriel Clemens

Gabriel Clemens qualified for the PDC World Championship 2020 by the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
To the Interviewnew

30. May
PDC Home Tour - Last 32 - Chisnall with hard-fought group win
Dave Chisnall prevailed in a hard-fought group over Geert Nentjes and progressed into the semi-finals. With his win over Nentjes in the last match of the night Chisnall won the group due to his better leg difference. Both players won two of their matches.
Tonight Rob Cross, Luke Woodhouse, Daniel Larsson and Ryan Searle stand at the oche.
Report, Table - Group 4

29. May
PDC Home Tour - Last 32 - Anderson sparkles on Group win
Gary Anderson stayed unbeaten at his second appearance on the PDC Home Tour and won a solid match against Nick Kenny, a brilliant match against Luke Humphries and a strong match against Jamie Lewis. Humphries got two wins and ended on the second place of the table.
Tonight Dave Chisnall, Geert Nentjes, Darren Webster and Damon Heta will contest.
Report, Table - Group 3

28. May
PDC Home Tour - Last 32 - Wins for Klaasen and de Decker
The first two nights of the Last 32 of the PDC Home Tour had with Jelle Klaasen and Mike de Decker two surprise winners. The first group - which was not a high class group, was very close - three of the players won two of their matches each and had four points. Klaasen had the better leg difference than a disappointing world champion Peter Wright and than Cristo Reyes and won the group.
The second night was a high class night and once again the leg difference decided it - for Mike de Decker, after Stephen Bunting had been defeated in the last match of the night by Alan Tabern.
Tonight Gary Anderson, Nicke Kenny, Luke Humphries and Jamie Lewis will contest.
Report, Table - Group 1
Report, Table - Group 2

26. May
PDC Home Tour - Stage 2

Tonight the second stage of the tournament will begin.
On the first night of the Top 32 world champion Peter Wright, Cristo Reyes, Jelle Klaasen and Ryan Murray will fight to progress under the Last 8.

Super League Germany
At the weekend Group B of the reformed Superleague Germany played its first tournament weekend. Group B was a rather evenly matches group. Dragutin Horvat - with six wins out of seven matches - heads the table followed by Daniel Klose - the ssurprise player of the weekend who won six matches as well but the poorer leg difference. Nico Kurz sits with five wins on place three. The highest average played Manfred Bilderl with 95.8 against Dragutin Horvat. Bilderl sits in the fourth place of the table
Super League Germany

20. May
PDC Home Tour - Stage 2
The PDC now published the groups and the schedule for the second stage of the tournament which will start on May 26. the 32 players have been seeded in order of their PDC Order of Merit ranking.
World Champion Peter Wright will appear in Group 1 together with Cristo Reyes, Jelle Klaasen and Ryan Murray.
Stage Two

19. Mai
PDC Home Tour - Group32
On the last night of the first stage of the PDC Home Tour World Champion Peter Wright won the group ahaed of Adam Hunt who as Wright won two of his matches. One match each won Krzysztof Ratajski and Justin Pipe.
The tournament will be resumed on Tuesday, Mai 26 with the second stage.
Results, Report, Table Group 32
Second Tournament Stage

18. Mai
PDC Home Tour - Group 31
Joe Cullen dominated with outstanding performances Group 31 and won the group without problems. By the wayside fell Keegan Brown (second place in the table), Gerwyn Price (Place 3) and Bradley Brooks (Bottom of the table).
Tonight in the last night of the first phase of the event Peter Wright, Justin Pipe, Adam Hunt and Krzysztof Ratajski will compete.
Report, Table Group 31

Super League Germany
The first weekend of the due to the Crona Crisis restructured Super League Germany was characterized byGabriel Clemens. He won all his seven matches and heads the table of the group followed by Sascha Stein on second place with five wins and Kevin Münch on place three with four wins.
All in all it was a well made TV event in which the players were involved as co-commentators. Next wekend Group B will play.
Super League Germany

17. May
PDC Home Tour - Group 30
Gary Anderson solved his internet problems just in time to take part in the PDC Home Tour. He won the 30. night uncontested with three wins. Kim Huybrechts ended with two wins on the second place of the table..
On the penultimate night of the first phase of the event Gerwyn Price, Bradley Brooks, Joe Cullen and Keegan Brown will get a second chance.
Report, Table Group 30

16. Mai
PDC Home Tour - Group 29
With Cristo Reyes in Group 29 there was a second Spanish winner on the PDC Home Tour - he won all his three matches. The best performance of the night came from John Henderson, who played in both his wins an average of over 100 and ended on the second place of the table.
Tonight beside Gary Anderson, who makes his first appearance on the PDC Home Tour, Dimitri van den Bergh, Kim Huybrechts and Dirk van Duijvenbode will stand at the oche.
Report, Table Group 29

15. May
PDC Home Tour - Group 28
Group 28 was from all four players a high class group in which Luke Humphries with three impressive wins stood out. Michael Smith had to content himself with the second place in the table.
Beside Cristo Reyes, who makes his first appearence in the PDC Home Tour, tonight John Henderson, Ryan Meikle and Danny Noppert will be involved.
Report, Table Group 28

14. May
PDC Home Tour - Phase 2
After a break the PDC Home Tour will be played to an end in a second phase from 26. May to 5. June. The format will not change much only instead of Best of 9 Legs it will than be Best of 11 Legs.
All other informations and the schedule you can find here:
PDC Home Tour Phase 2

PDC Home Tour - Group 27
With an impressive accuracy on his doubles Scott Waites won the all in all highclass Group 27. Ross Smith ended on the second place of the table while Ron Meulenkamp threw a 161 finish to reach place three.
Tonight Michael Smith, Mike van Duivenbode, Luke Humphries and Andy Boutlon will stand for a second time at the oche.
The PDC announced participants and schedule of the groups 29 - 32 of the event. Beside more runner-ups with Gary Anderson - who seems to have sorted his internet problems - and Cristo Reyes two more "new" players will be involved.
Report, Results, Table Group 27
Participants and Schedule Groups 29 - 32

13. May
Super League Germany
As the Super League Germany is affected by the Corona crisis as now a new concept and new dates were decided to play to the end. The weekends will be televised live by Sport1, DAZN and PDCTV on successive weekends.
The 16 players were divided in two groups with eight players each. Group A will begin on 16./17. May, Group B will follow on 22./23. May. the top 4 of each group will play on 14. June in quarterfinals, semi-finals and final for the win..
Super League Germany

PDC Home Tour - Gruppe 26
In Group 26 in the end we had three players with two wins each. Mike de Decker won the group in the head-to-head to Steve Brown and due to the better leg difference to Martin Atkins, who played the highest average of the night but ended on place three of the table.
In Group 27 Steve Beaton, Scott Waites, Ross Smith and Ron Meulenkamp will get a second chance.
Report, Results, Table Group 26

12. May
Additions Who is Who
Some of the players who took part in the PDC Home Tour were added to the Who is Who:
Jonathan Worsley, Gavin Carlin, Mike de Decker, Mike van Duivenbode, Bradley Brooks, Christian Bunse, Martin Atkins Wigan, Nathan Derry, Kai Fan Leung, Maik Kuivenhoven, William Borland and Jesus Noguera.

PDC Home Tour - Group 25
An outstanding Jose des Sousa dominated Group 25. He dropped only on leg in his three matches averaging over or near 100 all the time. Keegan Brown ended after two wins on the second place of the table.
In Group 26 Mike de Decker, Steve Brown, Martin Atkins and Conan Whitehead will stand at the oche.
The PDC announced participants and schedule of Groups 26 - 28, in which mainly the group seconds of the already played groups will get another chance.
Report, Results, Table Group 25
Participants and Schedule Groups 26 - 28

11. May
PDC Home Tour - Groups 23 and 24
At the weekend Groups 23 and 24 of the PDC Home Tour were played. Both groups had with Daniel Larsson and Jamie Hughes dominat winners who won all their three matches. Both were not the highest ranked players of their group.
In Group 25 Keegan Brown, Robert Thornton, Jose de Sousa and Reece Robinson will stand at the oche.

Report, Results, Table Group 23
Report, Results, Table Group 24

9. May
PDC Home Tour - Group 22
Surprise winner of the comparaatively weak group 22 was Spaniard Jesus Noguera, who won two of his matches and due to his better leg difference maintained the first place in the table in front of Danny Noppet. A disappointing Ian White and James Wilson both won one match each.
Tonight Martin Schindler, Kyle Anderson, Daniel Larsson and Dirk van Duijvenbode will compete.
Report, Results, Table Group 22

8. May
PDC Home Tour - Group 21
Rob Cross got the hard fought group win in Group 20. Dimitri van den Bergh - who was with three averages over 90 the best player of the night - came away empty-handed as did combative Karel Sedlacek and young Scostman William Borland who threw with 103,8 the highest average of the night.
Tonight Ian White, Danny Noppert, Jesus Noguera and James Wilson will stand in Group 22 at the oche.
Report, Results, Table Group 21

7. May
PDC Home Tour - Group 20
The 20. group of the PDC Home Tour was a very evenly matched group which was won in the end due to the better leg difference by Ryan Murray. Scotsman Murray only got a Tour Card in January. Joe Cullen ended on the scond place of the table.
In Group 21 tonight Rob Cross, Dimitri van den Bergh, Karel Sedlacek (as replacement for Derk Telnekes) and William Borland will compete for the group win.
Report, Results, Table Group 20

6. May
PDC Home Tour - Group 19
Glen Durrant was the undisputed winner of the 19. Group of the PDC Home Tour and won all three matches. On the second place of the table ended Justin Pipe who defeated the two Dutch players in a commanding way.
Tonight in Group 20 Joe Cullen, Jermaine Wattimena, Ryan Murray and John Michael will stand at the oche.
The PDC announced participants and schedule of the groups 21 - 24.
Report, Results, Table Group 19
Participants and Schedule Groups 21 - 24

5. May
The WDF World Cup Youth - which was planned in July - was postponed to next year.
The BDO still doesn't show a clear-cut course - Des Jacklin was voted back to the head of the organisation. Nobody knows where it will go from here...
Former BDO Caller Nick Rolls was appointed WDF Secretary General.
The former DDV president Stefan Mischke passed away.

PDC Home Tour - Group 18
The 18. group of the PDC Home Tour was dominated by the highest ranked player Stephen Bunting who won all his three matches. Kim Huybrechts ended with two wins on the second place of the table.
Tonight in Group 19 Glen Durrant, Vincent van der Meer, Justin Pipe and Maik Kuivenhoven will stand at the oche.
Jeffrey de Zwann has got a shoulder injury and will be replaced in Group 20 by Jermaine Wattimena.
Report, Results, Table Group 18

4. May
PDC Home Tour - Groups 16 and 17
At the weekend Groups 16 and 17 of the PDC Home Tour were played and both had with Canadian Jeff Smith and Australian Damon Heta an international winner. In both groups were several players who had two wins each and in the end the win was decided by the leg difference.
In Group 18 Harald Leitinger, Stephen Bunting, Kim Huybrechts and Nathan Derry will stand at the oche.

Report, Results, Table Group 16
Report, Results, Table Group 17

2. May
PDC Home Tour - Group 15
Darren Webster won the 115. group of the PDC Home Tour with a solid display and won his three matches against Bradley Brooks, Scott Baker and Andy Hamilton. Brooks, Baker and Hamilton won one match each.

In Group 16 Christian Bunse Ricky Evans, Martin Atkins and Canadian Jeff Smith will compete.
The PDC now announced by now participants and schedule of Groups 17 - 20.
Report, Results, Table Group 15
Participants and Schedule Groups 17 - 20

30. April
PDC Home Tour - Group 13
The 13., rather entertaining evening of the Home Tour was surprisingly won by Carl Wilkinson who won all his thre matches. Steve Beaton, Callan Rydz and Matthew Edgar each won once.

The international Group 14 tonight consists of Chris Dobey, Ciaran Teehan, Ron Meulenkamp and Kai Fan Leung.
Report, Results, Table Group 13

29. April
"But That's My Favorite Number"
Don't we all know it - some numbers of the boards we like better then others. But with specific practice you can improve your accuracy on the entire board.
Here a practice routine of American Laurence Kent which helps:
"But That's My Favorite Number"

PDC Home Tour - Group 12
Max Hopp slightly lucky won the 12. Group after due to technical problems the group had to be played to the end with only three players. The conncection to Keegan Brown broke down after the first three matches had been played and couldn't be rebuild. The format had to be changed and the match between Keegan Brown and Conan Whitehead - the best match of the night which was won by Whitehead - was disallowed.
In Group 13 tonight Steve Beaton, Callan Rydz, Matthew Edgar and Carl Wilkinson will compete.
Report, Results, Table Group 12

28. April
PDC Home Tour - Group 11
Group 11 was a very close group in which the group winner was only known after the last leg of the last match.
Alan Tabern secured himself with his 5:4 win over Simon Whitlock the group win before young dutchman Mike van Decker. Simon Whitlock disappointingly ended on the last place of the table.
In Group 12 beside the secobnd German participant - Max Hopp - Keegan Brown, Conan Whitehead and Mike de Decker will stand at their home oche.
The PDC yesterday announce participants and schedule of the Groups 13 - 16.
Report, Results, Table Group 11
Participants and Schedule Groups 13 - 16

27. April
PDC Home Tour - Groups 9 + 10
On Saturday and Sundayspielten Groups 9 and 10 competetd.
On Saturday Martijn Kleermaker won the close Group 9, in which the leg difference decided the win as beside Kleermaker Michael Smith and Matt Clark won two matches each as well. On Sunday Nathan Aspinall dominated Group 10 and got with three wins the group win.
In Group 11 tonight Simon Whitlock, Kirk Shepherd, Alan Tabern and Mike van Duivernbode will stand at the oche.
Report, Results, Table Group 10

25. April
PDC Home Tour - Group 8
In Group 8 Jonny Clayton was the almost uncontested group winner. Especially at his first win against the later second of the table the Welshman convinced. With 96 he played the highest average and with eight he threw the most 180s of the night. Richard North couldn't win a single match and ended on the last place od the table.
In Group 9 tonight Michael Smith, Martijn Kleermaker, Harry Ward and Matt Clark will contest.
Report, Results, Table Group 8

24. April
PDC Home Tour - Group7
The seventh group was a quite close group - Jelle Klaasen won it as he was probably the players who used his chances best. But it was a narrow win as Ryan Meikle won as Klaasen two of his matches - Klaasen hat the better leg difference. Gabriel Clemens performance was not consistent enough and Gavon Carlin had a lot of problems finishing his legs - he even busted his finishes three times during the evening.
Tonight in Group 8 Jonny Clayton, Adam Hunt, Richard North and David Pallett stand at the oche.
The PDC now published paricipants and schedule of Groups 9 - 12.
Report, Results, Table Group 7
Participant and Schedule Groups 8 - 12

23. April
PDC Home Tour - Group 6
Dominating player of group six was Ryan Searle,who won his three matches convincingly and played with 103.3 the highest average of the night. Andy Boulton won twice, James Wade only won one of his matches and Adrian Gray lost three times.
Tonight in Group 7 Gabriel Clemens, Jelle Klaasen, Ryan Meikle and Gavon Carlin stand at their home oche.
Report, Results, Table Group 6
Participant and Schedule Group 7

22. April
Corona News
The PDC postponed all events planned for May and June - among them the World Cup. As well postponed were due to the ban for mass gatherings in Germany till the end of August all European Tour Events in July and August. Cancelled was the Champions League of Darts as it collided with the new date of the postponed European Tour Event in Hungary.
The Tournament Calendar was updated.
Tournament Calendar

PDC Home Tour - Gruppe 5
The fifth night again had a surprise winner - Nick Kenny. Kenny only got a Tour Card in January. Luke Humphries won twice, Joe Murnan once and Devon Petersen lost his three matches despite he had dominated the first test run for the event...
The event continues tonight with the 6. group - James Wade, Adrian Gray, Ryan Searle and Andy Boulton will stand at the oche.
Report, Results, Table Group 5

21. April
PDC Home Tour - Group 4
The winner of the fourth night was young Dutchman Geert Nentjes, who won all three matches and played in his close match against Mickey Mansell with 100.2 the highest average. Ross Smith, Lisa Ashton and Mickey Mansell all won one of their matches.
Tonight Group 5 will stand at the home oche: Luke Humphries, Nick Kenny, Devon Petersen and Joe Murnan
Report, Results, Table Group 4

20. April
PDC Home Tour - Group 3
On the third evening of the tournament for the first time the highest ranked player won the group - Dave Chisnall got three wins and in the end headed the table. The first match of the night against Scott Waites was the best match of the evening. Chisnall threw five 180 and had an 102,8 average, Waites threw two 180 and averaged 95.90.
Tonight the event will continue with group 4. The players involved are Ross Smith, Lisa Ashton, Mickey Mansell and Geert Nentjes.
Report, Results, Table Group 3

19. April
PDC Home Tour - Group 2
In Group 2 as well not the top player Gerwyn Price prevailed - Luke Woodhouse was the player of the night! Woodhouse won all his three matches and threw against Gerwyn Price - whom he defeated with 5:0 - a nine-darter with 177, 177, 147. His average in this match was almost 114.
Not only because of that the second evening was more entertaining then the first one. Both picture and audio quality were better, the players were cheerful and easy going and Dan Dawson added with his interposed questions to the success of the night.
By now participants and schedule of the groups 4 - 8 were published. Tonight the event will continue with Group 3.
Report, Results, Table Group 2
PDC Home Tour - Participants and Schedule Groups 3 - 8

18. April
PDC Home Tour
The first group of the PDC Home Tour had a surprise winner - Jamie Lewis was in the end the day winner.
The home streaming was not yet really good - for all players it is a completely new situation with some unexpected problems. Scott Waites for example told the BBC that his dartboard hangs in the landing. When he has a bouncer most of the time the dart lands at the bottom of the stairs which means he has to run down and up fifteen stps... Beside the PDC was overhelmed by the responce around the world.
Report, Results, Table Group 1

17. April
PDC Home Tour
Tonight the PDC Home Tour will begin. On the first day World Champion Peter Wright, Niels Zonnefeld, Jamie Lewis and Peter Jacques will stand at their oche at home and will compete in Round Robin.
Here a short preview:
Preview Day 1

15. April
PDC Home Tour
From Friday the live-dart less time is firstley over - the PDC starts its Darts Home Tour which builds on the two "Darts at Home" events. Planned are 32 tour nights in a row in which four tour card holders each will take part. They will play in Round Robin format a stage winner.
All information, the participants and the schedule of the first four days you can find here:
PDC Home Tour

14. April
Corona News
The PDC postponed the Austrian Darts Open, an event of the European Tour which was planned from 1. - 3. May in Graz. A new date is not known yet. As in Denmark till the end of August all Major events are banned the PDCNB postponed two tournament weekend which were planned for June and July. New dates are not yet known.
The tournament calendar is updated regularily.
Tournament Calendar

Check This Out!

How and when is it best to prepare your finish?
The American Steve Brown gave it a thought and published two articles about the topic.
Here you can find the first article:
Check it Out! - Part 1

9. April
Corona News
The PDC now postponed the World Series events in Australia and New Zealand to next year. Beside it was announced that there will be no Premier League days in April, May and June. Premier League will continue on 30. July with the league day in Birmingham.
The tournament calendar is updated regularily.
Tournament Calendar

Live Darts
Yesterdays "Darts at Home" session was won by Nathan Aspinall who won all his three matches.
For tonight Target Darts announced a live match between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld. It will be streamed from 19 BST on the Youtube site of Paddy Power and can be followed on Target's Twitter and the Target Facebook site. The players will use the interactive Target Nexus Board.

8. April
Live Darts
It really exists despite the Corona crisis! Among others from the PDC which offers "Darts At Home" and by Modus Darts - Modus Icons Darts Live League. Both are events in which the involved players play in their homes on their own dartboards.
The Modus Darts Live League is played this week every day from 11 - 16 o'clock continental time in Round Robin format. Involved are among others Raymond van Barneveld and Paul Nicholson. The Modus Icons Darts Live League is streamed by several betting companies.
"Darts at Home" will be played today for the second time - this time with Nathan Aspinall, Steve Beaton, Stephen Bunting and Jelle Klaasen. It is streamed live and commentated by Dan Dawson from 19.30 BST on PDC You Tube Channel .

7. April
The 30 Darts Game
This game is all about doubles. Australian Warren "Wazza" Ackary came up with hit to improve his hitting rate on the doubles.
The 30 Darts Game

Adam "Thorn" Smith - Around the World

Oh yes - he is really still travelling... On the next stage of his route he and his travel compagnon Jules ride to the cloud forrest of Costa Rica - to CloudBridge.
"The Double Tops Of Costa Rica"

Corona News
The PDPA has announced financial support for its darts players. Each Tour Card holder who needs immidiate financial support can get up to 1.000 pound. The money is non-repayable. Beside a PDPA/PDC Hardship Fund was installed for those players who need urgently more support in the form of an advance against future prize money.

6. April
BDO - EDO News
Nobody knows what will happen with the BDO, but in the UK a new founded organisations brings itself into position to ensure the continuity of the Super-League, the Inter County Leagues, the Gold Cup and the Champions Cup - the Tri Nations Darts Ltd. It intends to be a member of the WDF whom it sees responsible for the organisation of the bigger events including the World Masters and the World Championship. It intends to begin to work at the start of the season 2020/2021. Directors of the organisation are Tommy Thompson, Jean Haywood, Cliff Murray, John Smith, John Williams and Wayne Williams.
More you can find on the EDO site:
Business Plan

Corona News
The German DDV decided to cancel all dates of the 2019/2020 season including the Bundesliga and the cups and backs to resume events at the start of the new season in September. The Bundesliga will be played with the same teams which started into this season - there will be no relegation and no promoted teams.

2. April
Hitting High and Low

Who has not yet experienced it - you want Double tops and hit above the wire. Or you need a Double 3 and your dart hits the board underneath....The problem is well-known in Flightschool and a solution is offered.
Hitting High and Low

Corona News
The PDC postponed the dates of the der World Series of Darts Events in Denmark and in New York. The Nordic Darts Masters will now take place in October while the events in New York will now take place in June 2021.
The tournament calendar is updated regularily.
Tournament Calendar

Olly Croft

It's already some month back that Olly Croft - the founder of the BDO and a co-founder of the WDF - passed away. But back than the news almost got lost in the very full darts calendar.
Hence now a post hoc valuation by Patrick Chaplin, the only doctor of darts, who knew Croft quite well.
Olly Croft O.B.E.

1. April
A Danger for the Sport of Darts?

As you can read in the newest issue of the Dr. Dart's Newsletter, a new organisation was set up in England, which considers itself in competition to the PDC and the BDO.
Here the link to the article:

30. March
Corona News
Kyle Anderson has tested positive for Coronavirus. Anderson has returned 10 days ago to Australia to stay with his family during the pandemie. But first he now is in isolation. His wife and son were tested negative.
The tournament calendar is updated regularily.
Tournament Calendar

27. March
Win free participation in Flight School. The price will be drawn among all who till Monday evening have registered interest. Just send a mail to Gewinnspiel.

Darts Performance Centre

Which is the best Out-Shot? Well, that depends on several factors, but the the infamous Double Double can sometimes be the right choice. And is not real a new route!

23. March
Darts in times of the Corona virus - and a competition
As in other sports for the sport of darts at the moment applys - no public events. And due to the restraining order and the closed pubs you can't just meet with friends to play a few games. But dart is a sport ideally suited as an indoor pasttime. you can play just for fun but you can use the time for real practice as well.
For all those looking for practice advice you'll find on the site over the next few weeks some tips for varied practice including some not so well known practice games. Beside we'll run a competition and you can win taking part in the Flight School for free, the darts performance centre practice plan, some flights to fiddle around with and even a set of darts (hopefully the shipment will not take too long...)
This week you can win free participation in Flight School. The price will be drawn among all who till Sunday evening have registered interest. It would be nice would you not only just send your name and e-mail address but perhaps tell how your darting live looks like at the moment or send a dart related picture as well. But that is not essential to take part!!! Just send an e-mail to Competition.

Tournament Calendar
By now the PDC postponed all Premier League days in April. The new dates will be in May, in July, in September and October.
Tournament Calendar

21. March
Dartoids World

It looks Texas is not really safe for dart players - might be...

Is somebody murdering dart players?new

Tournament Calendar
More Cancellations and Postponements were added to the calender. with the exception of the Premier the PDC now postponed all April dates.
Tournament Calendar

Even though by now around the world dart events are cancelled or postponed there are still a few results to catch up.
The Australian West Coast Classic were won by Peter Machin and Tori Kewish. Winners of the youth events were Bailey Marsh and Abbey Morrison.
Winners of the HUB City Open in Canada were Dave Cameron and Karrah Boutilier. Winners of the Halifax Open - in Canada as well - were Nick Smith and Patricia Farrell. And winners of the Candian Greater Vancouver Open were Rory Hansen and Carole Herriott.

18. March
Isle of Man Darts Festival
The Isle of Man Darts Festival was played last weekend.
In all three ladies event in the final Beau Greaves and Fallon Sherrock met and every time Sherrock won. From the men's events Cameron Menzies won the Men's Classic, Thibault Tricole was the winner of the Men's IOM Masters and the IOM Open were won by Michael Warburton. The IOM youth title went to Luke Littler.

Des Jacklin resigned
Des Jacklin, BDO chairman, resigned with immidiate effect. Jacklin took the chair in a for the BDO difficult time in 2018. Till than he more and more came under citicism - among others when he relocated the BDO World Championships from the Lakeside Country Club to the O2 Arena in London and when due to financial problems the price money for the World Championships was reduced and payed out very late. The conditions at the start of the World Masters last year seemed to have been chaotic for which Jacklin was blamed as well.

17. March
Tournament Calender
More tounrmanet postponements and cancellations were added - for example this weeks Premier League Day which was postponed to 1. October.
Tournament Calender

UK Open Day 3 - "And Now For Something Completely Different"
Here comes finally the third UK Open article, due to the Corona Virus outbreak I just didn't find the time till now to publish it. Beside with the not so surprising darts of the finals day it deals with another well-known character from Weston-super-Mare, with John Cleese, one of the founders of Monty Python.
Day 3 - "And Now For Something Completely Different"

16. March
Tournaments cancelled or postponed
Not only the PDC events are affected by the Corona Virus outbreak many other tournaments are cancelled or postponed as well. The Tournament Calendar is actualised correspondingly.
Tournament Calendar

Aspinall and White win in Barnsley
Nathan Aspinall and Ian White were the winners of the two Players Championships at the weekend.
Aspinall won the seventh Players Championship on Saturday, he defeated in the final Brendan Dolan with 8:4. In the semi-finals stood Danny Noppert and James Wade. Aspinall eliminated in the quarterfinals Michael van Gerwen.
Ian White won on Sunday - he prevailed in the final with 8:3 over James Wade. The semi-finals reached Derk Telnekes and Kim Huybrechts. For White it was the first Pro Tour win this year while Aspinall already could celebrate his second win.
For the players from the continent the weeekend was overshadowed by the Corona Virus outbreak. Some withdrew, some only played the Saturday as they had to try to fly home before the imminent closing of the borders.
Participants and Results

PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour

13. March
PDC Pro Tour
Today in Barsnley the fourth Pro Tour weekend of the year started with the Tour Card Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4.
The tournament weekend will continue on Saturday and Sunday with the Players Championship 7 and 8.
Participants, Results

Premier League - Six League Day
After the sixth League Day Glen Durrant still heads the table - he defeated Daryl Gurney with 7:5 and has one point more than Michael van Gerwen who - as in the final of the UK Open - defeated Gerwyn Price. The Challenger of the night Stephen Bunting draw in a from both players nor really high-class match with Rob Cross. Peter Wright won against Michael Smith and Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall ended the nigth with another draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics

Premier League League Days postponed
Due to the Conora Virus the PDC now postpooned the two Premier League Days in Rotterdam which were planned for the 25. and 26. March. They will now take place on 9. and 10. September. On 10. September the Play-Offs will be played. The former Play-Off League Day in der London's O2 Arean will now be a "normal" Premier League day, while Jugdgement Night will take place in Sheffield on 9. April.

11. March
Premier League
The Premier League still takes places and travels tomorrow to the sixth league day to Liverpool. Challenger of the night will be Stephen Bunting who will play agaist Rob Cross.
In the limelight will probably be the repeat of the UK Open final - Gerwyn Price will meet Michael van Gerwen.
Preview sixth League Day

European Tour Event 2 postponed
The second European Toor Event of the year which should have been played in Sindelfingen has to be postponed as now Baden-Württemberg prevents gatherings with more than thousand people as well.
The PDC added another Players Championship weekend from 28.-29. March to the calendar.

10. March
European Tour Events 3 and 4 postponed
While the UK Open were not affected by the Corona Virus - in the UK there are still a lot less cases than on the continent - the European Tour Events 3 and 4 in Leverkusen and in Munic have to be postponed. Both the federal governments in North Rhine- Westphalia and in Bavaria prevent gatherings of more than 1000 people. It could well happen Baden-Würtemberg will adopt the same attitude. That would mean the European Tour Event 2 in Sindelfingen from the 20. - 22. March will be postponed as well.

UK Open Day 2 - Ritchie Blackmore
As you can already see from the title the article about the second day of the UK Open deals not only with darts but as well Deep Purple's guitarist Ritchie Blackmore who might not have to do much with darts but at least a lot with Weston-super-Mare.
Day 2 - Ritchie Blackmore

PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the UK Open.
PDC Rankings

8. March
Van Gerwen wins UK Open
Michael van Gerwen wins the UK Open with 11:9 over Gerwyn Price. The final was a quite close match and Gerwyn Price had his chances as well. After he had got the lead in the middle of the match he had a somehow weaker phase and missed too many of his doubles. For van Gerwen it is the third UK Open title.
In the quarterfinals van Gerwen defeated a chance lesss Rob Cross and prevailed in the semifinals without any problems over Daryl Gurney. Gerwyn Price won his quarterfinal against Dimitri van den Bergh and defeated in his semi-final his fellow country man Jonny Clayton, who nevertheless looked quite happy with what he had achieved.
Report, Statisticsnew

On the other side of the bay
Despite the Corona Virus I this year again traveled to the UK Open. Hand Sanitizers and and desinfection wipes are sold out here as well but people seem to be still rather calm.
My first tournament article deals with the town Weston-super-Mare which can be find on the other side of the bay across from Minehead. But of course it deals with the darts of the first tournament day as well and that were quite a lot...
On the other side of the bay

UK Open
Today the UK Open will be played to the end.
In the afternoon the quarterfinals will take place, tonight semi-finals and final. The quarterfinals are Best of 19 Legs, semi-finals an final Best of 21 Legs.

7. March
UK Open - Day 2
While on the first day of the UK Open there were no really big upsets on the second day of the event we had quite a few surprising results and in the sixth round a nine-darter from Jonny Clayton.
From the Top 16 players of the Order of Merit were eliminated Michael Smith, Mensur Suljovic, Gary Anderson, James Wade and Peter Wright. Through to the quarterfinals are Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen, Daryl Gurney, Jonny Clayton, Jamie Hughes, Dimitri van den Bergh and Rob Cross.
Results, Draw Quarterfinals

UK Open - Day 2
On the second day of the event in the afternoon session the fifth round will be played, in the evening the sixth round will follow. In the afternoon it will be still played on four boards, tonight only on the main stage and the second stage. Format will be best of 19 legs throughout.
Results, Draw Sixth Roundnew

6. March
UK Open - Day 1
Reigning Champion Nathan Aspinall was eliminated on the first day of the event. He was drawn against Michael van Gerwen who defeated him in the end 10:8. Eliminated as well were all Riley's Qualifiers and all players who qualified by the Development Tour. From those who qualified by the Challenge Tour only Kyle McKinstry is still in the event.
Results, Draw fifth Round

UK Open
Today in Minehead the UK Open started. In the afternoon session the first, second and third round were played. Tonight the fourth round will follow in which the top 32 of the Order of Merit will join the event. While the draw for the first three rounds took place before the event the draw for the following round will take place after the previous round has ended. All Tour Card holders have qualified for the event.
Max Hopp had to withdrew short notice due to glandular fever. One of the players will now get a bye in the fourth round.
Schedule, Results

5. March
Premier League - Fifth League Day
The fifth League Day was a night full of upsets. Rob Cross and Daryl Gurney played 6:6 and sit in the last two places of the table. Gerwyn Price played well but had nevertheless no chance at all against Glen Durrant who is back on the top place of the table. Nathan Aspinall had similar little chances against Peter Wright. Luke Humphries really defeated Gary Anderson and won as first Challenger his match - it was the weakest match of the night and Anderson experienced a lot of double trouble. In the final match of the night Michael Smith again defeated Michael van Gerwen - van Gerwen now sits behind Smith in the third place of the table.
Results, Table

Premier League
The PDC braves the Corona Virus - the fifth League Day of Premier League in Exeter will take place. Challenger of the night will be Luke Humphries.
Michael van Gerwen against Michael Smith will be the last match of the night and probably as well the most anticpated match after Smith eliminated last weekend van Gerwen from the Belgian Darts Championship geworfen hat. Luke Humphries will play against Gary Anderson, Nathan Aspinall against Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price against Glen Durrant and the till now luckless Daryl Gurney against Rob Cross.
Schedule, Results
Preview Fifth League Day

2. March
PDC Development Tour
At the weekend in Hildesheim four events of the PDC Development Tour were played. Ryan Meikle won two of the events and now heads the ranking, Winners of the other two tournaments were Berry van Peer and Wessel Nijmann.Most successful German participant was Martin Schinlder who twice reached the final but first time lost to van Peer and second time to Nijmann.

Development Tour

PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and the Development Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
European Tour

1. March
Price wins in Hasselt
Gerwyn Price defeats Michael Smith in the final with 3:8 and wins the Belgian Darts Championship - the first European Tour Event of the year. Both players impressed throughout the tournament with consistent performances.
Michael Smith defeated on Finals Day Michael van Gerwen, Mervyn King and Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price reached the final with wins over Jamie Hughes, Mensur Suljovic and Dirk van Duijvenbode. Dirk van Duijvenbode and Peter Wright showed great performances as well and the semi-final between Smith and Wright was a hard fought affair. Van Duijvenbode however run out of steam in his semi-final against Price and couldn't keep up any longer.

Belgian Darts Championship - Day 3
Today the tournament will be played to the end in an afternoon - and an evening session.
All Belgian players were eliminated from the event. From the seeded players Glen Durrant, Joe Cullen, Ian White, Jermaine Wattimena and Jonny Clayton didn't survive the second round. There were many high class matches in the second round. In the matches Danny Noppert v Jermaine Wattimena and Jonny Clayton v Steve West all players averaged over 100. The highest average of the tournament so far had Danny Noppert with 108.96.
Schedule, Results

29. February
Belgian Darts Championship - Day 2
On the second day of the tournament the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit will play against the first round winners.
From the Belgian participants four progressed into the second round, Geert de Vos and Jeffrey van Egdom were eliminated. The best performances of the first day showed Australian Damon Heta with an 102.48 average at his 6:0 win over Michael Barnard and Dutchman Dirk van Dujivenbode with an 101.59 average at his 6:4 win against Luke Woodhouse.
Schedule, Results

27. February
Premier League - Fourth League Day
While Michael van Gerwen with a win over William O'Connor regained the first place in the table Daryl Gurney lost against Michael Smith as well and still is last in the table. Michael Smith threw a nine-darter during the match. Nathan Aspinall prevailed over Glen Durrant and has as van Gerwen 6 points. Beside there were wins for Gary Anderson and Gerwyn Price who defeated Peter Wright - who had a pitch black night - with 1:7.
Results, Table
Statistics, Report

European Tour 1 - Belgian Darts Championship
Tomorrow in Hasselt in Belgium the first European Tour Event of teh year will begin.
As always in the first round - which will be played tomorrow in an afternoon and an evening session - only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
By the Host Nation Qualifier tonight Jeffrey van Egdom, Ronny Huybrechts and Geert de Vos qualified for the tournament, by the Associate Members Qualifier Wesley Plaisier and Ryan Harrington.
Participants, Schedule, Resultsnew

Premier League
The Premier League travels for the fourth League Night to Dublin. William O'Connor will be the Challenger of the Night.
Michael van Gerwen hopes to get back to the head of the table - he has to defeat William O'Connor. Daryl Gurney hopes to leave the last place of the table - he has to win against Michael Smith. In the last match of the night Gerwyn Price will play against Peter Wright - both players are in top form at the moment.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview Fourth Night

25. February
UK Open
After the field of participants the PDC now published the draw and the schedule of the rounds 1 - 3 of the tournament which will take place in Minehead from 6. - 8. March. The other rounds will be drawn - as always in this tournament - after the conclusion of the preceding round. All Tour Card holders and several qualifiers will take part in the tournament.
UK Open

World Series of Darts
This year again two events of the World Series of Darts will take place in August in Australia - but in new venues in in Wollongong and Townsville.
By now the PDC announced which players beside Fallon Sherrock wil represent the PDC in New York and in Copenhagen.
World Series of Darts

24. February
UK Open
At the weekend the last Rileys Amateur Qualifiers for the UK Open took place. Among the qualifiers are with Alfie Thompson, Justin Smith and Jason Askew three UK Open debutants. Beside Darren Beveridge - second successive UK Open - and James Richardson - seventh UK Open - won a place in the tournament.
The field of participants is now complete and confirmed.
UK Open

PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour

Wins for Wright and Price in Wigan
Already the third Pro Tour weekend and still no win for Michael van Gerwen - on Saturday he lost in the fifth Players Championship in the Last 32 against German Christian Bunse, on Sunday he lost in the final of the sixth Players Championships against Gerwyn Price.
The fifth Players Championship wos won by a great playing Peter Wright who prevailed in the final over Gerwyn Price. In the semi-finals stood Devon Petersen and Steve Lennon who threw a nine-darter during the event.
On Sunday Gerwyn Price won a close final with 8:7 against Michael van Gerwen. The semi-finals on Sunday reached Krzysztof Ratajski and Stephen Bunting.

21. February
PDC Pro Tour
Tomorrow already the third Pro Tour weekend of the year will begin - again in Wigan. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 5 + 6 will be played.
Kyle Anderson is back on the Pro tour but some other Tour Card holders will not take part. They will be replaced by players from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Participants, Results

20. February
Premier League - Third League Day
The Welsh Premier League league day was for the two Welsh players not really a successful night. While Gerwyn Price against Daryl Gurney at least managed a draw Jonny Clayton despite an over 97 average lost 1:7 against Michael Smith. Peter Wright prevailed 7:5 over Rob Cross. Glen Durrant heads after his 7:4 win against Gary Anderson now the table while Michael van Gerwen lost 5:7 against a determined Nathan Aspinall.
Results, Table
Statistics, Report

Premier League
The third league day of Premier League will take place today in Cardiff. Challenger will be Welshman Jonny Clayton.
Today is the "Welsh day" of the Premier League - both Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton will stand at the oche. Gerwyn Price hopes after two draws against Daryl Gurney for his first win of the season. Challenger Jonny Clayton - who last month eliminated Michael van Gerwen from the Masters - will play against Michael Smith.

Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview Third Night

19. February
UK Open
By the Riley's Amateur Qualifiers some more players qualified for the UK Open which will begin on 6. March in Minehead. Rhys Hayden and Lewis Williams will take part for the first time in the UK Open, Scott Taylor for the fourth time, Adam Smith-Neale qualified for the first time since 2012 for the event, Kevin Burness qualified for the second successic year. Welshman Robert Owen will take part for the third time in the UK Open - 2018 he played himself into the semi-finals.
UK Open

17. February
Jim Williams and Beau Greaves were the singles winners of the Scottish Open at the weekend, Greaves defeated in the final Fallon Sherrock. Ryan Hogarth and Cameron Menzies won the men's pairs, Deta Hedman and Beau Greaves the ladies pairs.
Winners of the Camellia Classic in the USA were Leonard Gates and Theresa Quan. The youth event won Ben Knight-Moreau. The Canadian Quebec Open titles won David Cameron and Samantha Gibbons.
Winners of the singles of the Dutch Open were Ross Montgomery and Aileen de Graaf. Montgomery won together with Martin Adams the men's pairs as well, Lorraine Winstanley and Margaret Sutton won the ladies pairs. The youth titles went to Mark Tabak and Lena Rietbergen. The paradarters event was won by Kwanghee Cho.

PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings

16. February
Searle and Ratajski win in Wigan
Ryan Searle and Krzysztof Ratajski won the two Players Championships at the weekend in Wigan.
Searle won on Saturday Players Championship 3 - he defeated in the final Michael van Gerwen with 8:6. In the semi-finals stood Jeffrey de Zwaan and Peter Wright. Danny Noppert and Mervyn King threw a nine-darter during the event. For Searle it was the first PDC Pro Tour win.
On Sunday Krzysztof Ratajski won the fourth Players Championship 2020. he defeated in a close final Ian White. The semi-finals reached Danny Noppert and again Peter Wright. It was already Ratajski's fifth win on the Pro Tour.
European Tour Event 1
European Tour Event 2

13. February
PDC Pro Tour
Tomorrow the second Pro Tour weekend of the year will begin - this time in Wigan - with the Tour Card holders qualifiers for the European Tour Events 1 + 2. This year for each event only one qualifier will be played for all Tour Card holders. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 3 + 4 will be played.
The only Tour Card holder not taking part is Kyle Anderson who will be replaced in both Players Championships by Scott Mitchell.

Premier League - Second League Day
The second league day started with a close 7:5 win of Rob Cross against Nathan Aspinall and ended with a clear7:1 win of Michael van Gerwen over Daryl Gurney, by which van Gerwen moved up to the first playce of the table. In between were three close matches which all ended with a draw. Michael Smith was already 6:3 in the lead against Gerwyn Price who somehow managed to win the last three legs of the match. Neither Gary Anderson nor Peter Wright, who suffered from an ankle injury turned up in top form but it was a thrilling game. Glen Durrant had a lot of double trouble against Fallon Sherrock but in the end hit the double for the 6:6 in his first attempt.
Results, Table
Statistics, Report

Premier League
Tonight the Premier League comes for the second league day to Nottingham. Today's contender will be Fallon Sherrock.
Of course the match between Fallon Sherrock and Glen Durrant will be in the limelight. But it will probably not be the only highlight as Gary Anderson will play against Peter Wright and both players look to be in top form at the moment. And might be we'll see another outstanding performance of Nathan Aspinall who dominated the second Players Championship of the year last Sunday.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview Second Nightnew

9. February
Anderson and Aspinall win in Barnsley
Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall were the winners of the first Players Championships weekend of the year. Gary Anderson won on Saturday the first Players Championship, he defeated in the final Canadian Jeff Smith. In the semifinals stood Brendan Dolan and Adrian Lewis. During the event Mickey Mansell and Mike van Duivenbode threw a nine-darter.
The second Players Championship on Sunday was dominated by Nathan Aspinall, who impressed all day with high averages. The highest came in the quarterfinal against Peter Wright with 117,5. Wright had in this match an average of 113,7. Beside Aspinall threw a nine-darter Neun-Darter. The semi-finals reached Gabriel Clemens and Dirk van Duijvenbode. Beside Aspinall Scott Baker and Keegan Brown threw nine-darters.
Pro Tour

PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and der Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the first Pro Tour weekend.
PDC Rankings

7. February
PDC Pro Tour
Tomorrow the PDC Pro Tour will begin in Barnsley with the first two Players Championships of the year. With the exception of Kyle Anderson all Tour Card Holders - among them for the first time Lisa Ashton - will stand at the oche.
Participants, Results

6. February
Premier League - First League Day
After the first League Day the two debutants among the permanent participants head the table - both won their matches with 7:3; Nathan Aspinall defeated John Henderson in the weakest match of the night, Glen Durrant prevailed over Michael Smith who one again had problems to hit his doubles. Michael van Gerwen defeated Peter Wright with 7:5. Gary Anderson won with the same result against Daryl Gurney - so the Scottish crowd at least could celebrate one Scottish win. In the last match of the night Rob Cross was already 6:4 in the lead but Gerwyn Price didn't give in and managed to draw 6:6.
Results, Table
Statistics, Report

Premier League
Tonight in Aberdeen this year's Premier League will begin. As last year Premier League will have only nine permanent participants and till Judgement Night every League Day a different challenger will stand on stage as well. In Aberdeen it will be again John Henderson who managed a draw last year against Michael van Gerwen. This year he will play against Nathan Aspinall. But of course the newly crowned Scottish World Champion Peter Wright will be in the limelight who in a repeat of the world championship final will play against Michael van Gerwen.
Participants, Schedule, Results

3. February
DAZN Super League Darts Germany
After the first weekend of Super League Germany Gabriel Clemens heads the table with 12 wins. On second place follows Martin Schindler, who won 11 matches at the weekend. Kevin Münch and Dragutin Horvat sit in third and fourth rank after 10 wins each..
DAZN Super League

Winners of the Romanian Classic at the weekend were the newly crowned BDO World Champion Wayne Warren and Amanda Harwood. The Romanian International were won by Nick Kenny and Deta Hedman gewonnen. Romanian Laszlo Kadar reached the final - he is the first ever Romanian who stood in a WDF Final.
Matt Campbell and Darlene van Sleeuwen won the Canadian KW Try City Open, Jim Edwards and Crystal Chaisson the Snowflake Open - as well in Canada.
Winners of the Australian Victorian Classic were Arron Morrison and Tori Kewish. During the International Games in Reykjavik in Iceland for the first time a darts event was played. The men's winner war Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir, the ladies winner Páll Árni Péturson.

UK Open
By now the first five from all in all 16 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers for the UK Open were played.
Qualified till now are Jason Heaver, Jamie Clark, Adam Huckvale, Kevin Self and Fallon Sherrock. So in this year's UK Open two women will stand at the oche in Minehead as Lisa Ashton as Tour Card holder is as well qualified for the tournament.
UK Open

2. February
Wright wins Masters
In a very close final Peter Wright prevailed with 11:10 over Michael Smith and won the Masters title. Wright dominated the match most of the time but was not get rid of Smith. Smith forced the match into a deciding leg but missed three matchdarts on the double 20 while Wright hit with his last dart the double 8 for the win.
Smith defeated on his way into the final today first Adrian Lewis and then Nathan Aspinall. Wright reached the final with wins over Dave Chisnall and Gary Anderson.
Report, Statistics, Finals Daynew

1. February
The Masters - Day 2
The second evening with the last four First Round matches was a highclass and thrilling evening - all the matches were close. Dave Chisnall - for the first time with glasses - defeated Daryl Gurney with 10:8. With the same result a convincing Gary Anderson defeated Ian White. World Champion Peter Wright impressed with an 103.55 average - the till now highest of the tournament - and defated a persistent Joe Cullen with 10:7. In the last match of the night due to an unbelievable comeback by Simon Whitlock it suddenly became very tight for Gerwyn Price. But in the last leg of the match the Australian couldn't keep up his scoring and Price won 10:9.
Report, Statistics, Second Daynew

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