PDC World Championship

The PDC World Championship will take place from 15. December 2020 till 3. January 2021 in the Alexandra Palace in London. 96 players from around the world take part.
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3. Dezember
PDC Home Tour 3
Andy Boulton won in Group 12 all six matches and heads the table. In second place Ron Meulenkamp with five wins follows.
Today Group 13 with Ciaran Teehan, Krzysztof Ratajski, Michael Smith, Ryan Searle, Geert Nentjes, Joe Murnan and Simon Whitlock stands at the oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



2. December
PDC Home Tour 3
Group 11 was won by Michael Smith who won five of his matches. On the second place of the table follows Luke Humphries with four wins.
Today in Goup 12 Barrie Bates, Ron Meulenkamp, Andy Boulton, Richard North, David Pallett, Andy Hamilton and Peter Jacques compete.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



PDC World Championship 2020/2021
The PDC World Championship will be played in front of fans - but only in front of fans from the Tier 1 and Tier 2 regions of the UK. There will be quite a lot of restictions though: per session only 1000 fans will be allowed in the Alexandra Palace, face covering has to be worn all the time with the exception when you sit at the table and eat or drink, food and drink will be ordered via a smartphone app and delivered to tables. Only four seat tables can be ordered - the four people have to come from one household or suppert bubble. No contact beween the tables will be allowed. There will be no fancy dresses only Christmas jumpers and football style singing and chanting is not allowed. Social distancing has to be maintained, there will be one way-systems as well as suggested entry times and different entries.
PDC World Championship




1. December
PDC World Championship 2020/2021
Yesterday in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry the Tour Card holder and the Rest of the World Tour Card holder qualifier for the PDC World Championship took place. By the Tour Card holder qualifier Jamie Lewis, Nick Kenny, Matthew Edgar and Ciaran Teehan qualified, by the Rest of the World Qualifier Karel Sedlacek and Niels Zonnefeld. Now the field of participant for the tournament is complete.
PDC World Championship




PDC Home Tour 3

Today the PDC Home Tour 3 continues.
In Group 11 Ross Smith, Ryan Searle, Ryan Meikle, Conan Whitehead, Steve Beaton, Luke Humphries and Michael Smith stand at their home oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



30. November
Van Gerwen Defends Title
In a very tight final Michael van Gerwen defeated Mervyn King with 11:10 and defended his Players Championship Finals title. For van Gerwen it was his first title win since the UK Open in March. The number 1 of the world presented himself back in form throughout the tournament.
In the semi-finals van Gerwen prevailed over Gerwyn Price while King won against an tired looking and below-par World Champion Peter Wright with 11:4.
Statistics
Report Final




Brooks wins PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Bradley Brooks defeated in the close final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Joe Davis with 6:5 and suceeds Luke Humphries. The 20-year old plays already for three years without real success on the Pro Tour. Brooks is the first player from the JDC system who won the Youth Championship title. By winning the title Brooks earned a place in the PDC World Championship.
Report Final




29. November
Players Championship Finals - Day 3
Today the tournament will be played to the end.
In the afternoon session the highclass quarterfinals took place. First winner of the afternoon was Mervyn King who defeated Damon Heta 10:8 and for the first time since 2014 progressed into a televised quarterfinal. From 2:7 down he came back into the match. Peter Wright as well was a comeback winner over Michael Smith - he won 10:6 and again convinced with his doubles. Clearly mor difficult was it for Gerwyn Price who prevailed thanks to a better deciding leg 10:9 over Joe Cullen. The best performance of the afternoon showed reigning champion Michael van Gerwen against Dirk van Duijvenbode who played strong himself but lost 10:5.
In the semi-finals tonight first Peter Wright will play against Mervyn King. In the second semi-final Michael van Gerwen will meet Gerwyn Price. Before the final the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship between Joe Davis and Bradley Brooks will take place.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



28. November
Players Championship Finals - Day 2
On the second day of the tournament in the afternoon-session the scond round will be played - in the evening session the third round. Again the matches take place on two stages.
The top six of the world - Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith, Rob Cross and Nathan Aspinall - all progressed into the second round. Especially impressive was Wright's hitting rate on the doubles - 100 percent. A lot of players averaged over 100. Mervyn King had with 105.12 the highest average of the day.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



27. November
Players Championship Finals
Today in Coventry in the Ricoh Arena behind closed doors the Players Championship Finals will begin. The Top 64 of Players Championship Order of Merit wwill play their first round matches in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
The tournament will be opned on the main stage by the match between Dirk van Duijvenbode and William O'Connor, on stage 2 by the match Brendan Dolan v Luke Woodhouse.
Hear from Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright in the preview.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview
Statistics First Roundnew



26. November
PDC Home Tour 3
In Group 10 Steve West won five of his matches and heads the table. In second place sits Joe Murnan with four wins.
The PDC Home Tour 3 now takes a short break and will continue on 1. December.
PDC Home Tour 3, Ergebnisse, Tabellen


25. November
PDC Home Tour 3

In the tenth group today Marko Kantele, Kirk Shepherd, Steve Brown, Joe Murnan, Steve West and Ron Meulenkamp compete.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit was actualised after the Grand Slam of Darts.
PDC Rankings



24. November
De Sousa wins Grand Slam
Jose de Sousa defeated James Wade in the final of the Grand Slam with 16:12 and and won as first player from Protugal the title of a televised PDC Ranking Event.
After yesterday's thrilling semi-finals today's final was some kind of anti-climax - Jose de Sousa dominated the match against James Wade who couldn't keep up the strong performance he had had shown in his other matches of the tournament.
Report, Statistics Final



PDC Home Tour 3

With five wins Stephen Bunting heads the table of Group 9. In second place Kai Fan Leung follows with four wins.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



Players Championship Finals
The PDC today published the schedule of the first round of the event which will begin on Friday. All 32 first round matches will be played on Friday during an afternoon and an evening session on two stages in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry ausgetragen. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play in the evening on the main stage against Darius Labanauskas. Grand Slam winner Jose des Sousa will play the last match of the night against Mike de Decker.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Home Tour 3

Today in Group 9 Kai Fan Leung, Daniel Larsson, Andy Hamilton, Ross Smith, Stephen Bunting, Mickey Mansell and Ciaran Teehan will compete. PDC Home Tour 3, Ergebnisse, Tabellen



23. November
De Sousa and Wade in Grand Slam Final
Jose de Sousa and James Wade will meet tomorrow in the final of the Grand Slam of Darts.
Jose de Sousa won the first semi-final against Simon Whitlock with 16:12. Whitlock couldn't keep up the form he showed in his match against van Gerwen though he played a solid game. Jose de Sousa progressed deservedly at his Grand Slam in the final.
The second semi-final started quite one sided and was dominated first by Dimitri van den Bergh till James Wade finally was in the match as well. Van den Bergh didn't find a way to get rid of him and after he had missed matchdarts Wade levelled 15:15. In the deciding leg Wade had the throw and scored higher than his opponent. Wade won the thriller 16:15 and progressed for the third time into a Grand Slam Final.
Results
Statistics Semi-Finalsnew



PDC World Championship 2020/2021

As the PDC announced today the PDC World Championship 2020/2021 will be played from 15. December 2020 till 3.January 2021 in the Alexandra Palace in London.
The details, including the information, whether might be a crowd will be allowed, will be published soon.



PDC Home Tour 3

Kim Huybrechts won five of his seix matches and heads the table of Group 8. On the second place follow Steve Beaton and Steve Brown, who won both four matches and have the same leg difference.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



Grand Slam of Darts - Semifinals

Today the Grand Slam semi-finals will be played in Coventry.
In the first semi-final Jose de Sousa will play against Simon Whitlock. After that James Wade will compete against Dimitri van den Bergh.
Schedule, Results



PDC Home Tour 3

The PDC Home Tour 3 will continue today.
In Group 8 William Borland, Carl Wilkinson, Kim Huybrechts, John Henderson, Harald Leitinger, Steve Beaton and Steve Brown will stand at their home oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Ergebnisse, Tabellen



22. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Quarterfinals
Today in Coventry all quarterfinals will be played in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
Both matches of the afternoon-session were hard fought. First Michael Smith played against Jose des Sousa. De Sousa dominated the match from the start and was 8:2 ahead. Michael Smith started a comeback and took the 10:9 lead. But after that he could no longer keep up and de Sousa won 14:16. In the second quarterfinal James Wade met Damon Heta - who as de Sousa gave his Grand Slam debut this year. It was another thrilling match. This time it was James Wade who was in front from the start of the match and Heta was chasing all the time - til he managed to draw 13:13. After that Heta run out of steam a little bit and Wade won with 16:13.
The first quarterfinal of the evening sesion was a rather tense and rather close affair and really thrilling affair and both Nathan Aspinall and Dimitri van den Bergh would have deserved to win it...in the end van den Bergh won it 16:15. In the last quarterfinal between Michael van Gerwen and Simon Whitlock first everything went in van Gerwen's favour but he never could really get rid of his opponent. Whitlock threw twenty 180s and managed first to draw 13:13 and than 15:15 and the match went into a deciding leg as well. While van Gerwen couldn't finish his eight points Whitlock hit his remaining 16 points with his second dart.
Tomorrow in the semi-finals Jose de Sousa will play against Simon Whitlock while James Wade will compete against Dimitri van den Bergh.
Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics Quarterfinalsnew



21. November
Smith, Heta, van Gerwen and Aspinall progress
Michael Smith, Damon Heta, Michael van Gerwen and Nathan Aspinall progress into the quarterfinals.
Michael Smith won a close match against Rob Cross in the deciding leg. Damon Heta prevailed surprisingly over Devon Petersen. Michael van Gerwen defeated Gary Anderson with 10:2 who played an almost 97 average but nevertheless - might be due to his knee injury - had no chance against van Gerwen's 101.81 average. In the last second round match reigning champion Gerwyn Price and Nathan Aspinall met. It was a hard fought match which in the end Aspinall won deservedly and the reigning champion is out.
Statistics Day 6new



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 6
On the sixth day of the tournament the second round will be played to the end with the other four matches.
Michael Smith opens the evening against his World Cup Team mate Rob Cross, after that Devon Petersen will play against Damon Heta. In the third match Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will meet and the last match of the night will be the match between reigning champion Gerwyn Price and Nathan Aspinall.
Schedule, Results



20. November
Van den Bergh, Wade, Whitlock and de Sousa progress into Quarterfinals
Dimitri van den Bergh, James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Jose de Sousa won their second round matches and progressed into the quarterfinals of the event. Dimitri van den Bergh played with 103.61 the highest average of the night and Jonny Clayton had no chance. The match between James Wade and Ian White was a highclass affair in which both players averaged almost 100. Wade was much more clinical on the doubles and dominated the match. The match between Simon Whitlock and Adam Hunt was less one sided than the first two matches of the night but both players were far from their best.In the last match of the night Dave Chisnall and Jose de Sousa met. De Sousa improved during the match and had an 8;2 lead when Chisnall started a comeback. But it was too late - de Sousa won 10:7.
Report, Statistics Day 5 new



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 5
Today the first four second round matches will take place.
Dimitri van den Bergh will meet Jonny Clayton, James Wade will play against Ian White, Simon Whitlock will compete against Adam Hunt and Dave Chisnall will stand at the oche against Jose de Sousa.
Schedule, Results



World Champion Wright eliminated
It was complicated in Groups A, C, E and G as before the last group matches all players had a least a small chance to still qualify for the knockout phase. In the end there were no changes on the first places in the groups and beside Michael van Gerwen Michael Smith, Gerwyn Price and Devon Petersen progressed with three wins. The second places in the tables were in all groups hard fought. In Group C Jose des Sousa prevailed, in Group G Jonny Clayton. In the other two groups at the end of the night the players sat on second place who stood at the start of the night without a win on the last place of the table - Ian White and Adam Hunt, who showed tonight their so far best performances. While in Group E Peter Wright lost to Devon Petersen in a from both players weak match despite needing to win only three legs to progress Ian White defated with the highest average of the night Dirk van Duijvenbode. Adam Hunt defeated in Group A German Gabriel Clemens with 5:2 - exactly the result he needed tp progress.
Bericht, Statistics Day 4



19. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 4
On the fourth day of the tournament Groups A, C, E and G will play their last group matches. So far only Michael van Gerwen is through to the knock-out phase. Michael Smith, Gerwyn Price and Devon Petersen have a good chance to qualifiy. All other players need a win - among them World Champion Peter Wright who has to play of all people Devon Petersen.
Schedule, Results



Alan Glazier passed away
The English darts legend Alan Gazier passed away on 12. November 2020 as a result of a heart attack and Covid 19. Glazier, born 1939, was one of the first darts professionals. The lefthander with the nickname "The Ton Machine" was famous for his completely black outfits. Glazier played from 1975 till 1997 in the BDO. 1977 he won the North American Open, 1978 the Swedish Open. 1979 he lost in the final of the News of the World to Bobby George. His best placing in the BDO World Championship he reached in 1986 when he lost in the semi-finals to Eric Bristow.



18. November
Anderson, Cross, Heta and Aspinall progress as well
In the last group matches of the groups B, D, F and H Simon Whitlock, Dave Chisnall, James Wade and Dimitri van den Bergh got their third wins and progressed as head of their groups into the knock-out phase. In the following matches for the second places in the table Rob Cross and Gary Anderson showed great perfomances and prevailed over Luke Humphries and Ryan Searle - Anderson impressed with a hitting rate on the doubles of over 83 percent. Nathan Aspinall had no problems with Ricky Evans who scored well but couldn't hit his doubles. Hard fought till the last dart was the match between Damon Heta and Jermaine Wattimena which in the end Heata managed to win.
Bericht, Statistics Day 3



Players Championship Finals
Today the PDC confirmed the draw of the first round of the event, which will start at 27. November as well behind the closed doors of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. All 32 First Round matches will be played on the first day. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will compete against Darius Labanauskas, world champion and number 1 seed Peter Wright will start in the tournament against Ryan Meikle.
Participants, Draw First Round



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 3

On the third day of the tournament groups B, D, F and H play their last group matches. In all four groups one player already is through to the knock-out phase. The other four places in the last 16 are hard fought. The injured Gary Anderson needs a win over Ryan Searle to stay in the event.
Schedule. Results



Van Gerwen, Wade, Whitlock, van den Bergh and Chisnall through to Knock-Out Phase
After the second group matches Michael van Gerwen, James Wade, Simon Whitlock, Dimitri van den Bergh and Dave Chisnall thanks to their second wins already progressed into the knock-out phase. Peter Wright played the performance of the day and won against Ian White - his first win in the group phase.
Report, Statistics Day 2



17. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 2
Today the second group matches will be played - again in the afternoon session Groups B, D, F and H will stand on stage while in the evening session Groups A, C, E and G will play. Yesterday's winners will play the winners - yesterday's losers the losers.
Reigning champion Gerwyn Price will compete against his World Cup partner Jonny Clayton, world number 1 Michael van Gerwen against German Gabriel Clemens.
Schedule, Results
Statistics Day 2



Price survives Suzuki scare
Reigning champion Gerwyn Price only just survived his first group match against BDO World Champion Mikuru Suzuki who missed several match darts. Much better performances than the reigning champion showed the world number 1 Michael van Gerwen, who whitewashed Adam Hunt in less than nine minutes, James Wade, Michael Smith and an outstanding Dimitri van den Bergh, who played with 114.85 a new record average in this tournament.
Report, Statistics Day 1



16. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 1
On the first day of the Grand Slam in an afternoon- and an evening-session the first groupp matches will be played. In the afternoon Groups B, D, F and H will compete, tonight Groups A, C, E and G. The match between Rob Cross and Justin Pipe will open the event. Reigning champion Gerwyn Price will play in the evening session against World Champion Mikuru Suzuki.
Schedule, Results



Grand Slam of Darts - Preview

Today in Coventry behind the closed doors of the Ricoh Arena the Grand Slam of Darts will begin. In the preview Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen and Lisa Ashton have their say.
Preview



15. November
Grand Slam of Darts
After the Winter Series all participants of the Grand Slam of Darts are known. The tournament will begin on Monday behind the closed doors of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
The PDC now published the group draw and the draw for the first round matches. Two times Grand Slam winner Gerwyn Price was drawn as last year in the same group as BDO women's World Champion Mikuru Suzuki and will start against her his way to the title defence. World number 1 Michael van Gerwen was drawn together with Joe Cullen, Gabriel Clemens und Adam Hunt in Group A and will play in his first match against Adam Hunt.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



14. November
Winter Series - Day 5

Joe Cullen won the last Players Championship of the year. He defeated in the final Krzysztof Ratajski with 8:4. The semi-finals reached Kim Huybrechts and Andy Boulton.
Participants, Results, Winter Series Order of Merit



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



Winter Series - Day 4
Peter Wright defeated in a thriller in the final of the 22. Players Championships Jose des Sousa with 8:7 and won his seventh title of the year. In the semi-finals stood Adrian Lewis and Joe Cullen.
Today the 23. and last Players Championship of the year will be played. As the complete Winter Series the event will be streamed live from 14 GMT onPDC TV.
Participants, Results, Winter Series Order of Merit



13. November
Winter Series - Day 3
Gerwyn Price defeated in the final of the 21. Players Championships in a close match Australian Damon Heta with 8:6 and and secured himself the fourth Players Championship title of the year. In the semi-finals stood Callan Rydz and William O'Connor. Nick Kenny threw in his first round defeat against Dimitri van den Bergh a nine-darter.
Today Players Championship 22 takes place. As the complete Winter Series the event will be streamed live from 14 GMT onPDC TV.
Participants, Results, Winter Series Order of Merit



12. November
Winter Series - Day 2
Michael Smith won the second event of the Winter Series as well - he defeated in a very close final Jose de Sousa with 8:7. Smith played, as many other players on the day, throughout brilliant darts. The semi-finals reached Vincent van der Voort and Joe Cullen. Andy Hamilton and Rowby-John Rodriguez threw a nine-darter.
Today Players Championship 21 will be played. As the complete Winter Series the event will be streamed live from 14 GMT onPDC TV.



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11. November
Winter Series - Day 1
Michael Smith wins during the Winter Series the 19. Players Championship of the year. He defeated in the final Jermaine Wattimena with 8:6. For Smith it was the first PDC title since July 2018 and he reacted emotional. In the semi-finals stood Brendan Dolan and Jose de Sousa.
Today Players Championship 20 will be played. As the complete Winter Series the event will be streamed live from 14 GMT onPDC TV.
Participants, Results



10. November
PDC Winter Series
Today in Coventry behind the closed doors of the Ricoh Arena the PDC Winter Series begins - a series of five Players Championships.
The PDC Winter Series is the last chance for the Tour Card holders to qualify for the Grand Slam and the Players Championship Finals and the earned price money counts for both the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Order of Merit and by this for the qualification for the PDC World Championship.
Participants, Results



Grand Slam of Darts
Before the start of the Winter Series yesterday in the same venue the Tour Card Holders Qualifier for the Grand Slam of Darts took place by which eight tournament places were on grab. The qualifiers are Ricky Evans, Adam Hunt, Krzysztof Ratajski, Ryan Joyce, Dave Chisnall, Simon Whitlock, Justin Pipe and Gabriel Clemens.
Participants Grand Slam



8. November
Wales wins World Cup
Team Wales with Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton won its first World Cup title. The team - which went into the tournament as favourit - lived up to expectations. It was the the team with the best performances and a well-balanced team. In the final the Welshmen defeated Team England - Michael Smith and Rob Cross - with 3:0.
Team Netherlands - Michael van Gerwen and Danny Noppert - lost in the quarterfinals to the German Team. Michael van Gerwen before had been treated in hospital with backache. The Germans - Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens had no chance in the semi-finals against Team Wales. Team England defeated in the semi-finals Team Belgium.
Report, Statistics Finals Daynew
Results



PDC World Cup
Today the World Cup will be played to the end - in the afternoon the quarterfinals will be played, tonight semi-finals and final.
Still in the tournament are the teams Crom Kanada, Belgium, England, Australia, Netherlands, Wales, Austria and Germany.
Schedule, Results



7. November
PDC World Cup
On the first day of the PDC World Cup we did sees a lot of one-sided matches and with the exception of the Team Northern Ireland (against canada) and the Republic of Ireland (against Asutralia) all seeded teams progressed. Team Germany showed beside Wales, the Netherlands, Canada and Belgien the most convincing performance. Reigning champion Scotland progressed as well.
Today in an afternoon and an evening session Round 2 will be played. Reigning champion Scotland will play against Team Wales, number 1 seed England against Lithunia. The format will be different - two singles followed when necessary by a pairs match.
Statistics Second Roundnew
Report, Statistics First Round
Schedule, Results



6. November
PDC World Cup
Today in Salzburg the PDC World Cup will begin behind closed doors and without spectators. In an afternoon- and an evening-session the first round will take place, all matches are pair matches. The Chinese team couldn't make it to Salzburg - it is replaced by Team Latvia - with Madars Razma and Janis Mustafejevs - which will give its debut.
In the afternoon among others the number 1 seed Team England Rob Cross/Michael Smith will stand at the oche and compete against Team Philippines. Tonight Team Netherlands with debutant Danny Noppert will play against Team Brazil.
Preview
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC Home Tour 3

In group seven Alan Tabern heads with five wins the table due to the better legdifference. Andy Boulton follows with five wins on the second place.
The PDC Home Tour 3 will continue on 23. November.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



5. November
PDC Home Tour 3
After five wins Chris Dobey heads the table of group six closely followed by Carl Wilkinson with five wins as well on legdifference.
Today group seven with David Pallett, Martijn Kleermaker, Steve West, Andy Boulton, Alan Tabern, Martin Schindler and Ross Smith will compete. For Schindler and some other players it is already their second group day.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Table



4. November
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Test Flights



PDC Home Tour 3
Krzysztof Ratajski won in group five all his matches and heads the table before Martijn Kleermaker and Ryan Meikle who both won three matches. Nathan Derry withdrew during the day.
In the sixth group today Carl Wilkinson, Peter Jacques, Chris Dobey, Andy Hamilton, Gary Blades, Barrie Bates and Geert Nentjes will stand at the oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



3. November
PDC Home Tour 3
In group four Simon Whitlock with six wins heads the table. On the places two to five James Wilson, Kai Fan Leung, Richard North and Martin Schindler follow - all with three wins each.
Today in group five Jonathan Worsley, Ryan Meikle, Krzysztof Ratajski, Ron Meulenkamp, Nathan Derry, Martijn Kleermaker and Stephen Bunting will compete.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Tables



2. November
PDC World Cup
The PDC World Cup can take place but will now be played behind closed doors without a crowd in Salzburg. The PDC published today the detailed schedule of the firt round on 6. November.
Team Singapor will not be able to travel and is replaced by Team Portugal - Jose de Sousa/Jose Marquez. Beside there were two changes: in the Chinese team instead of Xicheng Han Zizhao Zheng will stand at the oche, in Team Spain Jose Noguera replaces Christo Reyes.
PDC World Cup



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the European Championship.
PDC Rankings



1. November
Wright wins European Championship
In an one-sided final Peter Wright defeated James Wade with 11:4 and won the title. As in all matches during the event Wright was highly focussed while Wade experienced some for him unfamiliar double trouble.
Earlier in the night Wright defeated in the semi-finals Jonny Clayton while Wade prevailed in a very close match 11:10 over Devon Petersen.
Report Finalnew
Results
Statistics



PDC Home Tour 3

Tomorrow the fourth group of PDC Home Tour 3 will play. Beside German Martin Schindler Kai Fan Leung, Kirk Shepherd, Richard North, Simon Whitlock, Krzysztof Kciuk and James Wilson will stand at the oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Table



30. October
European Championship - Day 2
In the afternoon session of the second round William O'Connor, Devon Petersen, Jonny Clayton and James Wade won their matches. Petersen had with 101.09 the highest average while Jonny Clayton again impressed with his accuracy on the doubles.
The highclass evening session started with an upset - Dirk van Duijvenbode defeated Michael Smith. It went on as surprising - a completely focused Peter Wright won over Gerwyn Price with 10:6 and Michael van Gerwen was demolished 4:10 by Ian White. The last match of the night was thrilling and close. In the end Steve West - who had dominated the match in the first half - managed to win 10:9 against Mensur Suljovic.
Tomorrow the quarterfinals will be played in an evening session.
Results
Statistics



European Championship - Day 1
Jose de Sousa set the first highlight in the European Championship - the debutant threw in his match against Jeffrey de Zwaan a nine-darter. The two Germans Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens were eliminated despite good performances by Jonny Clayton and Peter Wright as was reigning champion Rob Cross who had not many chances against debutant Martijn Kleermaker. The three favourites to win the event - Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright - all progressed with impressive performances into the second round.
Today the tournament will continue with the second round in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
Report
Statistics



29. October
European Championship
Today in a long dart session the complete first round will be played and all 32 participants will stand at the oche. The tournament will be opened by the match between Dave Chisnall and Jamie Hughes. Last match of the night will be the match between Mensur Suljovic and Daryl Gurney.
Schedule, Results



European Championship - Preview PDC

In the PDC preview of the tournament reigning champion Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen have their say.
Preview PDC



PDC Home Tour 3
In the third group Steve Beaton thanks to his better leg difference heads the table. As Mickey Mansell who sits in second place Beaton won five of his six matches. Though it looks rather close in the table Beaton deservedly heads the table as he showed the best performances of the day which culminated in an 117.32 average in his match against Alan Tabern.
The PDC Home Tour 3 will continue on 2. November.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Table



28. October
European Championship - Preview
Tomorrow in Oberhausen the European Championship begins with the 16 matches of the first round.
It is always difficult, to predict the outcome of a tournament. In diesem Jahr ist es auf Grund This year it is due to the Corona pandemic almost impossible. Nevertheless here a preview of the tournament:
Preview



PDC Home Tour 3
In the second group Chris Dobey with five wins heads the table - closely followed by Marko Kantele who has five wins as well but the poorer leg difference. Daniel Larsson threw ageinst Krzysztof Kciuk a nine-darter.
Today Nathan Derry, Steve Beaton, Mickey Mansell, Joe Murnan, Alan Tabern, Gary Blades and Richard North will stand at the oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Table



27. October
PDC Home Tour 3

On the first day of the PDC Home Tour 3 PDC Home Tour Andy Boulton won five of his six matches and now heads the table.
Today Chris Dobey, Lisa Ashton, Ryan Meikle, Daniel Larsson, Marko Kantele, Krzysztof Kciuk and David Pallett stand at the oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results, Table



26. Oktober
European Championship
After the International Darts Open participants and draw of the European Championship are known. The tournament will take place this year from 29. October till 1. November in Oberhausen, the crowd now was reduced to 250 per session.
Glen Durrant - who was tested positive for Covid 19 - will not take part in the event. Reigning champion Rob Cross will play in teh first round against Dutchman Martijn Kleermaker while the number 1 seed Joe Cullen will meet number 32 seed William O'Connor.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Home Tour 3

From today the PDC Home Tour 3 will be played in which 42 players will be involved. Again it will be played Round Robin in groups with seven players. Each player will stand at the oche in three groups. All results will form a league table. The top seven of the table will compete in the Championship Group.
In today's Group 1 Luke Humphries, Barrie Bates, James Wilson, Andy Boulton, Adam Hunt, William Borland and Jonathan Worsley will stand at the oche.
PDC Home Tour 3, Results



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



Cullen wins in Riesa
Joe Cullen defeated in the final of the International Darts Open Michael van Gerwen convincingly with 8:5 and got his second European Tour title. In the semi-finals stood Mensur Suljovic and Michael Smith.
The last two German players Franz Roetzsch and Max Hopp were eliminated in the third round by Krzystzof Ratajski and Ross Smith.
Report Final



25. October
International Darts Open - Day 3
On the third day the tournament will be played to the end: in the afternoon session the third round will take place, in the evening session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be played.
From the German players Frank Roetzsch and Max Hopp reached with convincing performances the third round, all other German participants were eliminated. Ross Smith defeated the reigning champion Gerwyn Price. Other seeds out of the are Adrian Lewis, Daryl Gurney, Rob Cross(by Frank Roetzsch), Stephen Bunting, Jose de Sousa(by Max Hopp) and Ian White.
Results
Statistics



24. October
International Darts Open - Day 2
Today the second round of the International Darts Open is player in an afternoon- and an evening session. The seeded players will play against the first round winners.
Five of the host nation qualifiers survived the first round. The best performance of the first round showed Ross Smith who played brilliantly against Mario Vanderbogaerde and had an unbelievable average of 112.86 in the match.
Results
Statistis



23. October
International Darts Open
Today the first round of the International Darts Open will be played in an afternoon and an evening session. In both sessions only the qualifiers will compete - among them eleven German players.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



22. October
International Darts Open
Tomorrow in Riesa the International Darts Open will begin - the fourth and last event of this year's European Tour. For the participants it is the last chance to qualify for the European Championship in Obernhausen.
Tonight Riesa the Host Nation Qualifier for the event was played by which after the withdrawal of Glen Durrant(positive Covid 19 test), Peter Wright, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Kyle Anderson, Niels Zonneveld and Ryan Murray eight German players qualified: Robert Marijanovic, Simeon Heinz, Michael Unterbuchner, Philipp Hagemann, Franz Rötzsch, Sebastina Pohl, Michael Rosenauer and Arsen Ballaj.
The draw already took place.
Participants, Schedule first and second round



20. 0ktober
Humphries wins PDC Home Tour 2

Luke Humphries won the PDC Home Tour 2. Both Humphries and Jonny Clayton won in the Championship Group five of their six matches, but due to the leg difference it was the reigning World Youth Champion who won the tournamet series.



PDC Home Tour 2

Today the PDC Home Tour 2 will be played to the end in the Championship Group. At the oche Krzysztof Ratajski, Kai Fan Leung, Ross Smith, Luke Humphries, Ron Meulenkamp, Damon Heta and Jonny Clayton.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



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



18. October
Jose de Sousa wins in Sindelfingen

Portuguese Jose de Sousa, who improved impressively on the last day of the tournament, caused an upset and defeated Michael van Gerwen with 8:4. He played an 105.75 average in the match and hit his doubles clinically - van Gerwen had no chance against him.
In the semi-finals of the event stood Mensur Suljovic, who made an unbelievable comback against Jamie Hughes in round three but couldn't find a double in his semi-final against van Gerwen, and Ian White, who lost a close match 6:7 against de Sousa.
Results
Statistics
Report Final



Ashton and Hedman secure place in World Championship

Lisa Ashton and Deta Hedman secured by the Women's Series the two places in the PDC World Championship.
Lisa Ashton won on the second day of the Women's Series another event by defeating Deta Hedman in the final. After that she was no longer to oust from the head of the table and the place in the PDC World Championship. The second place was hard fought but even when Fallon Sherrock won the fourth event of Women's Series against Corrine Hammond due to her lower leg difference she ended on the third place behind Deta Hedman who now for the first time will take part in a PDC World Championship.
Results



17. October
European Darts Grand Prix
After the second day of the European Darts Grand Prix all German participants are out of the tournament. Today again Gabriel Clemens showed the best German performance but lost to James Wade. As well elimnated were Adam Hunt and David Evans who yesterday beside Clemens played the highest averages - both dashed against their seeded opponents. From the seeded players Daryl Gurney, Dave Chisnall and Krzysztof Ratjski didn't survive the second round. Best player today was Mensur Suljovic with an outstanding 105.43 average.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



PDC Women's Series
The first two events of the PDC Women's Series today were won by Lisa Ashton and Deta Hedman. The ranking is headed by Deta Hedman who not only won the second event but reached the semi-finals of the first as well. In the battle for the two places in the PDC World Championship Lisa Ashton follows on the second place while Fallon Sherrock - who lost in the first event in the final against Ashton and in the second in the semi-finals against Deta Hedman - sits in the third place of the table.
Tomorrow the events 3 and 4 of the Women's Series will follow.
Both the European Darts Grand Prix and the Women's Series will be streamed live on PDC TV .
Women's Series, Results



European Darts Grand Prix
Today the second round of the European Dart Grand Prix will take place - the seeded players will play against the first round winners. Among the seeds are the winner and the runner-up of the Premier League Glen Durrant and Nathan Aspinall.
Four of the nine German players are still in the tournament. One of them, Gabriel Clemens, showed beside Adam Hunt and David Evans the outstanding performance of the first round.
Both the European Darts Grand Prix and the Women's Series will be streamed live on PDC TV .
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



World Cup
The draw for the World Cup - which will be played this year from 6. - 8. November in Salzburg - took place.
Number 1 seed Team England Rob Cross/Michael Smith will play as last year in the first round against Team Philippines Noel Malicdem/Lourence Ilagan. Number 2 seed Team Netherlands Michael van Gerwen/Danny Noppert will meet Team Brazil Diogo Portela/Bruno Rangel.
PDC World Cup



16. October
Ashton wins Grand Slam Qualifier

With a 5:0 win over Corrine Hammond Lisa Ashton for the second time in a row secured herself a place in the Grand Slam of Darts. In the final she played an average of 87.4.
In the semi-finals stood Deta Hedman and Fallon Sherrock.
Results



European Darts Grand Prix
In the European Darts Grand Prix today the first round will be played in an afternoon and an evening session. In both sessions only the qualifiers will compete - among them nine German players.
The match between Maik Kuivenhoven and Jonathan Worsley will open the tournament.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



PDC Women's Series
While in Sindelfingen the European Darts Grand Prix will be played in Barnsley the women will meet for the PDC Women's Series. Over 80 women headlined by Lisa Ashton and Fallon Sherrock will take part while women's world champion Mikuru Suzuki will not be in.
Today they will play the Women's Qualifier for the Grand Slam, on Saturday and Sunday they will compete in four events for two places in the PDC World Championship.
Both the European Darts Grand Prix and the Women's Series will be streamed live on PDC TV.
Women's Series, Results



Durrant wins Premier League
Glen Durrant, debutant and head of the table of this year's Premier League, won the final against Nathan Aspinall. For a long time it was an evenly-matched game but later Aspinall had a lot of problems hitting double tops and Durrant pulled away.
Before Aspinall - who was a debutant as well - defeated in the semi-finals Peter Wright while Durrant won a close but not high-class match against Gary Anderson.
Report Final, Statistics Finals Daynew



European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Sindelfingen the European Darts Grand Prix - the third European Tour Event of the year - will begin.
Last night in Sindelfingen the Host Nation and the Associate Members Qualifier took. As from the seeded players both Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis and from the Tour Card Qualifiern Ryan Joyce and Darren Webster withdrew Jose des Sousa and Vincent van der Voort moved up as seeded players and in Host Nation Qualifier six instead two places were on offer.
By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Ricardo Pietreczko, Kai Gotthardt, Michael Unterbuchner, Robert Marijanovic, Markus Buffler and Nico Kurz, by the Associate Members Qualifier David Evans and Stefan Bellmont. The draw already took place.
Participants, Schedule first and second round



15. October
Premier League
Tonight behind closed doors in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry the Premier League Play-Offs will be played. In the first semi-final Glen Durrant and Gary Anderson will compete. In the second semi-final Peter Wright will play against Nathan Aspinall. After the semi-finals the final will follow.
Preview



PDC World Cup

The PDC World Cup moves to the Salzburg Arena which already has an approved hygiene.concept. In each session a crowd of 250 is allowed.
PDC World Cup



PDC Home Tour 2

On the last day of Phase 3 Jonny Clayton and Luke Humphries progressed to the Championship Group, which will be played on 20. October.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



14. October
PDC World Cup
After Gary Anderson withdrew from the PDC World Cup as he doesn't want to travel to the continent due to the Corona pandemie Peter Wright now followed and withdrew not only from the World Cup but from the two European Events still to play as well. While on the European Tour the place will go to another Host Nation Qualifier in the World Cup now a complete different Scottish team will compete - John Henderson and Robert Thornton will represent Scotland this year.
It is not yet sure Darin Young will be able to take part for the USA either. The American qualified but at the moment has big problems with vertigo which makes it almost impossible to play darts.
PDC World Cup



PDC Home Tour 2
From the second group of Phase 3 Krzysztov Ratajski and Ross Smith progressed into the Championship Group. Third of the group was Chris Dobey.
Today in the third and last group Gabriel Clemens, Bradley Brooks, Kirk Shepherd, Kim Huybrechts, Jermaine Wattimena, Jonny Clayton and Luke Humphries ill compete to progress into the Championship Group.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



PDC World Cup
After Gary Anderson withdrew from the PDC World Cup as he doesn't want to travel to the continent due to the Corona pandemie Peter Wright now followed and withdrew not only from the World Cup but from the two European Events still to play as well. While on the European Tour the place will go to another Host Nation Qualifier in the World Cup now a complete different Scottish team will compete - John Henderson and Robert Thornton will represent Scotland this year.
It is not yet sure Darin Young will be able to take part for the USA either. The American qualified but at the moment has big problems with vertigo which makes it almost impossible to play darts.
PDC World Cup



13. October
PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit and the Challenge Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



12. October
Price wins World Grand Prix
Gerwyn Price defeated in the final of the World Grand Prix Dirk van Duijvenbode with 5:2 and wins the title. A first rather nervous Dirk van Duijvenbode needed some legs to get into the match however had his chances. But all in all he made too many mistakes to pose a threat for a consistently playing Gerwyn Price.
For Price it was the first World Grand Prix title.
Results
Report, Statistics



PDC Home Tour 2
From the first group of Phase 3 Damon Heta and Kai Fan Leung progressed into the Championship Group. Third of the group was Ron Meulenkamp.
Tomorrow in the second group Krzysztof Ratajski, Chris Dobey, Ryan Meikle, Marko Kantele, Ross Smith and Nick Kenny will compete.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend the PDC Challenge Tour was played to the end with six events. On Friday Keane Barry and David Evans got a win each, on Saturday the winners were Jim Williams and again David Evans. On Sunday Ritchie Edhouse and Kevin Doets won.
Ranked first and second in the Challenge Tour Orders of Merit after the end of the season are David Evans and Ritchie Edhouse who by this get a Two-Years Tour Card. Beside Evans gets a place in the PDC World Championship.
Challenge Tour



11. October
World Grand Prix - Semifinals
In the final of the World Grand Prix this year Dirk van Duijvenbode and Gerwyn Price will meet.
In the first semi-final Dirk van Duijvenbode defeated in a one sided match Simon Whitlock with 1:4 and progressed into his first televised final. While Whitlock had a pitch black night the Dutchman again impressed by his accuracy on the doubles and his strength of nerve.
The second semi-final on the other side was hard fought and thrilling and Gerwyn Price won it with his last dart in hand in the deciding leg of the fifth set. Dave Chisnall had reached a finish first but missed several matchdarts.
Results
Report, Statisticsnew



PDC Home Tour 2
Tomorrow the third phase of the second PDC Home Tour will begin. In the first group Luke Woodhouse, Kai Fan Leung, Ron Meulenkamp, James Wilson, Andy Boulton, Carl Wilkinson and Damon Heta will compete.
Again the matches will be streamed live on PDCTV.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



10. October
World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals
Simon Whitlock showed in the quarterfinals an outstanding performance and eliminated the stunned reigning champion Michael van Gerwen with a convincing 3:0 win from the tournament. Determining for the clear and deserved win was Whitlock's accuracy on the doubles both at the start and at the end of the legs. Dirk van Duijvenbode caused an upset as well and defeated Gary Anderson who had an off-day. Gerwyn Price had not many problems with Jeffrey de Zwaan and won with 3:1. Dave Chisnall made it awkward for himself - he lost the first two sets of his match a little bit unlucky to Joe Cullen but managed to cross the finishing line first in the deciding leg of the fifth set.
In the semi-finals Simon Whitlock will play against Dirk van Duijvenbode while Gerwyn Price will meet Dave Chisnall.
Results
Report, Statistics



9. October
World Grand Prix - Day 4
On the second night of the second round to very close and thrilling matches and two rather onesided ones were played. Both Gerwyn Price and Jeffrey de Zwaan showed impressive performances and defeated Kim Huybrechts and Gabriel Clemens 3:0 respectively. The first and the last match of the night were hard fought matches. In the first one Dave Chisnall won 3:2 against Ryan Joyce who missed seven matchdarts, in the last Joe Cullen defeated Jonny Clayton with the same result amd progressed into the quarterfinals.
Tomorrow night all quarterfinals will be played.
Results
Report, Statistics



World Grand Prix - Day 3
Simon Whitlock, who moved into the tournament as replacement for Adrian Lewis who was tested positive with Covid 19, celebrated after an epic match against Mervyn King his second win. Not really easy matches had Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson despite their clear 3:0 results. Both Devon Petersen as Danny Noppert had their chances as well. Dirk van Duijvenbode won quite confident 3:1 against Dimitri van den Bergh who looked unsure and not really focussed throughout.
Today the second round will be played to the end. Among others Ryan Joyce will stand at the oche who eliminated world champion Peter Wright first round.
Results
Report, Statistics


8. October
World Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the first round again many seeded players were eliminated from the tournament - among them World Champion Peter Wright. Wright lost against debutant Ryan Joyce who was clinical on his Doule-In, the double 16. Gabriel Clemens - debutant as well and only German participant this year - progressed by his surprise win over Nathan Aspinall as well. Other winners of the night were Gerwyn Price, Simon Whitlock, Joe Cullen, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Jonny Clayton, Kim Huybrechts and an outstanding Dave Chisnall.
Results
Report, Statistics



PDC Home Tour 2
On the last day of Phase 2 Andy Boulton, Ron Meulenkam, Ryan Meikle and Marko Kanteleprogressed into the third phase of the event. Fifth of the group was Alan Tabern.
The tournament will continue on 12. October with the first group of Phase 3.



7. October
PDC Home Tour 2
Today is the last day of Phase 2. In the fifth group Ryan Meikle, Steve Brown, Andy Boulton, Matthew Edgar, Marko Kantele, Ron Meulenkamp and Alan Tabern stand at the oche - Tabern replaces Andy Hamilton who has a hand injury.
From Ggourp 4 Luke Humphries, Ross Smith, Joe Murnan and Damon Heta progresed, Fifth of the Group was Luke Woodhouse.

PDC Home Tour 2, Results



6. October
World Grand Prix - Day 1
The last match of the first night was the best - Dimitri van den Bergh defeated Michael Smith with 0:2 and showed an impressive performance. Other winners of the night were Danny Noppert, Dirk van Duijvenbode - who defeated in the weakest match of the night a far from his best Mensur Suljovic -, Devon Petersen against a strong playing Jose de Sousa, Mervyn King, Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen who played with 98.64 the highest average of the night but was nevertheless not really convincing.
Results
Report, Statistics



Lewis and Bunting to miss World Grand Prix
Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting were tested positiv on Covid 19 and can't take part in the World Grand Prix. Simon Whitlock and Jeffrey de Zwaan will replace them but still have to be tested. Should one or both been tested positive as well the opponent will get a bye.
Due to this the schedule of the tournament - which will begin tonight - was changed. Tonight only seven first round matches will be played. Tomorrow night it will be nine.
Parrticipants, Schedule



The Debutants
In this year's World Grand Prix six debutants will stand at the oche - among them with Gabriel Clemens the only German participant this year. Due to the Corona pandemie it is this year especially difficult to assess their chances. In my overview I try it nevertheless using their so far results of the year.
The Debutants



World Grand Prix - Preview

Tonight in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry behind closed doors and under the Corona hygienie rules the PDC World Grand Prix will begin.
Here a preview:
Preview



PDC Home Tour 2
Today the fourth group plays its Phase 2. Competeing are Barrie Bates, Mike de Decker, Luke Humphries, Joe Murnan and Ross Smith.
From Group 3 progressed Carl Wilkinson, Kirk Shepherd, James Wilson, Nick Kenny into the next phase, fifth of the group is Jeffrey de Zwaan.

PDC Home Tour 2, Results



5. October
PDC Home Tour 2
Today the PDC Home Tour 2 will continue. in the third group of Phase 2 Jeffrey de Zwaan, Adam Hunt, Nick Kenny, Geert Nentjes, Kirk Shepherd, Carl Wilkinson and James Wilson will play from their home oche.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



1. October
PDC Winter Series
The PDC announced a third series of Players Championships which will take place from 10. - 14. November as well in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry behind closed doors.
PDC Winter Series



News PDC Tournaments
The Grand Slam of Darts has to take place this year as well behind closed doors and without a crowd as does the Players Championship Finals. Both events move as the next Tuesday beginning World Grand Prix to the Ricoh Arena in Conevtry. The date for the Players Championship Finals stays the same while the Grand Slam now will take place from 16. - 24. November.
The Premier League Play-Offs move to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry too and will already be played on 15. October - behind closed doors and without a crowd.
Premier League
World Grand Prix
Players Championship Finals



PDC Home Tour 2
On the second day of Phase 2 Krzysztof Ratajski, Bradley Brooks, Kai Fan Leung und Gabriel Clemens progressed into the third Phase of the event.
PDC Home Tour 2 will continue on 5. October.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



30. September
PDC Home Tour 2
In the second group of Phase 2 beside the two Germans Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler Bradley Brooks - who just played himself in the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship -, Ted Evetts, Kai Fan Leung, Mickey Mansell and Krzysztof Ratajski will compete.
Yesterday Jonny Clayton, Chris Dobey, Jermaine Wattimena and Kim Huybrechts progressed into the next Phase. Fifth of the table is Alan Tabern.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



29. September
World Grand Prix
After the first round draw the PDC today published the schedule for the first round of the event.
The match between Adrian Lewis and Chris Dobey will open on 6. October the first round and the tournament. On the first night rigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play against Krzysztof Ratajski as well. On 7. October the first round will conclude with the match between German Gabriel Clemens and Nathan Aspinall beendet.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Home Tour 2
Today the second phase of PDC Home Tour 2 will begin. In the first group Stephen Bunting, Jonny Clayton, Chris Dobey, Kim Huybrechts, Daniel Larsson, Alan Tabern and Jermaine Wattimena will stand at their home oche.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship

In the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship on 29. November Joe Davis and Bradley Brooks will meet. In the semi-finals stppd Jeffrey de Zwaan and Niels Zonneveld. Brooks and Davis get a place in this years Grand Slam of Darts.



28. September
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Today subsequent to the Development Tour weekend in Barnsley the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship takes place. with 96 upcoming players. As this year hardly any qualifier took place only a few international players are in the field of participants. Most players come from the UK and the Netherlands. Number 1 seed is Dutchman Jeffrey de Zwaan, number 2 seed German Martin Schindler.
World Youth Championship



World Grand Prix
After the German Darts Championship the field of participnats is known. Mervyn King, Jonny Clayton and Chris Dobey managed to get a place in the field and ousted Madars Razma, Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock. The draw for the first round took place today - reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play against Krzysztof Ratajski. The winner of the German Darts Championship Devon Petersen will give his debut against Jose des Sousa who is a debutant as well.
World Grand Prix



Development Tour
At the weekend this year's Development Tour was played to the end with six events. Two events won Keane Barry, one win each got Kevin Doets, Damian Mol, Ted Evetts and Callan Rydz. Keane Barry and Berry von Peer who sit in the final table on places two and three get a two years Tour Card as the first player in the table Ryan Meikle already has a Tour Card. Beside Meikle and Keane qualified for the PDC World Championship.
Development Tour



PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour of Merit were updated after the German Darts Championship. The Development Tour Order of Merit is as well now on the latest/final stand.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



27. September
Petersen wins in Hildesheim
Devon Petersen wrote history and won as first African player a PDC ranking title. Petersen - who entered the tournament as unseeded player - showed throughout the event strong performances and dominated the final against Jonny Clayton as well whom he defeated 8:3. Petersen prevailed on his way into the final over Rob Cross, Krzysztof Ratajski and Danny Noppert after he had already elimnated Gerwyn Price second round. Clayton - number thirteen seed - defeated today world champion Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall and Mervyn King. Max Hopp, the only German player who was still in the event today, lost third round to Danny Noppert who eliminated in the quarter finals reigning champion Daryl Gurney likewise.
Report



German Darts Championship - Day 3
In Hildesheim is finals day today. In the afternoon session the third round of the tournamen will take place, in evening session it will be played to the end in quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final.
Out of the five German players who stood in the second round only Max Hopp against an out of form Ian White progressed into the next round. In round three he'll play against Danny Noppert who showed in round two another strong performance and eliminated with Adrian Lewis a seeded player as well. Beside White and Lewis from the seeds with Gerwyn Price one of the favourites for the tournament win didn't survive round two either. He was eliminated in the match of the day by Devon Peterson who turned a 1:5 deficit with an outstanding comeback into a 6:5 win. In addition Jermaine Wattimena - the number 16 seed - had no chance at all against Mervyn King's 103.83 average.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



26. September
German Darts Championship - Day 2
Today the second round will be played in an afternoon and an evening session. The seeded players will compete against yesterday's first round winners.
Five German players are still in the event. Tonights highlights will probably be Peter Wright v Michael Smith - who won in the first round against Alan Tabern - and Gerwyn Price against Devon Petersen - who prevailed over Jeffrey de Zwaan. The highest average of the first round played Danny Noppert with 102.57 at his win over Josh Payne.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



25. September
German Darts Championship - Day 1
This afternoon the first round of the event will begin played in front of a crowd. Today only the qualifiers will stand at the oche - among them seven German players headed by Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens. An afternoon - and an evening session will take place.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



PDC Home Tour 2
From the last group of Phase 1 Krzysztof Ratajski, Kim Huybrechts and Stephen Bunting progressed into Phase 2. On the fourth place sits Carl Wilkinson.
Phase 2 will begin on 29 September.
PDC Home Tour 2



Raymond van Barneveld Comeback
Raymond van Barneveld, who ended his carreer during the last PDC World Championship where he was ingloriously eliminated first round by Daryn Young, plans a comeback. He will take part in Qualifying School 2021 and try to win back his Toru Card.
Van Barneveld, who has got a new manager, says that he misses the sport terribly, but that it was nevertheless at that time the right decision to retire.



24. September
German Darts Championship
Tomorrow in Hildesheim the German Darts Championship will begin, the second event of the European Tour this year. It will be played under special hygiene regulations due to the Corona pandemie. For each session a crowd of 500 is allowed.
Tonight in Hildesheim the Associate Members and the Host Nation Qualifier took place. By the Associate Members Qualifier Ronny Huybrechts and Cody Harris qualified, by the Host Nation Qualifier - after Simon Stevenson and Niels Zonneveld had called off - with Lukas Wenig, Frank Roetzsch, Nico Kurz and Dragutin Horvat four German players secured a place in the tournament. The draw already took place.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Home Tour 2
Today plays the 10. and last group of Phase 1. At the oche stand Steve Beaton, Stephen Bunting, Matthew Edgar, Kim Huybrecht, John Michael, Krzysztof Ratajski und Carl Wilkinson.
From Group 9 Nick Kenny, Chris Dobey and Barrie Bates progressed into Phase 2. Fourth of the group was Ricky Evans.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



23. September
Players Championship Finals
The PDC announced that the Players Championship Finals this year due to the Corona pandemie can't take place in Butlin's in Minehead. Where the tournament will be played now is not yet known but it will be played at the planned date from 27. - 29. November without a crowd behind closed doors. The final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will be played as always between the semi-finals and the final of the Players Championship Finals.
Players Championship Finals



PDC Home Tour 2
Today Group 9 will stand in Phase 1 at the oche. The players are Barrie Bates, Chris Dobey, Rickey Evans, Krzysztof Kciuk, Nick Kenny, Callan Rydz and Conan Whitehead.
From Group 8 progressed Luke Humphries - who won all his six matches - Kai Fan Leung and German Martin Schindler. Fourth of the group is Jamie Hughes.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



22. September
European Tour
The PDC announced two more European Tour Events. From 16. - 18. October the European Darts Grand Prix will be played as third event of the European Tour in Sindelfingen. From 23. - 25. October in Riesa the International Darts Open will take place as fourth event of the tour. For both events the seeded players and the Tour Card holders qualifiers are already known. After the two events the top 32 of the European Order of Merit will progress to play in the European Championship 2020.
European Darts Grand Prix
International Darts Open



PDC Home Tour 2
Today Group 8 plays its first phase. At the oche: Martin Schindler, Luke Humphries, Adrian Gray, Jamie Hughes, Lisa Ashton, Gary Blades and Kai Fan Leung.
Yesterday Jermaine Wattimena, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Jonny Clayton progressed to Phase 2. It was a very close group - fourthplaced Ron Meulenkamp has as the three qualifiers collected eight points.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



21. September
PDC Home Tour 2

The PDC Home Tour 2 continues today. Today William Borland, Stephen Bunting, Jonny Clayton, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Nick Kenny, Ron Meulenkamp and Jermaine Wattimena will stand at the oche.
PDC Home Tour 2, Results



20. September
Price wins World Series Finale
Gerwyn Price defeats in a close and thrilling final Rob Cross with 11:9 and gets the World Series title. Before he won in the afternoon a similar close quarterfinal against Nathan Aspinall and prevailed in a great semi-final over Peter Wright 11:6. Cross defeated in the quarterfinals Michael Smith and in a from both players weak semi-final James Wade.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 3new



19. September
World Series of Darts Finale - Day 1
On the first day of the World Series of Darts finals many of the players were slightly rusty after the long tournament break and we did see a lot of only average performances. In the best match of the first round between Krzysztof Ratajski and Mensur Suljovic the only Austrian representative was eliminated despite playing with 102.64 the highest average of the night. Surprisingly eliminated were as well Dave Chisnall, Joe Cullen and Ian White. Fallon Sherrock didn't survive the first round either - she lost a very close match against Canadian Jeff Smith who won with a comeback the match in the deciding leg with 6:5.
Tonight the tournament continues with the second round and the seeded players will enter the event.
Report, Statistics Day 1
Schedule, Results
Statistics Day 2new



17. September
World Series of Darts Final
Tomorrow in Salzburg in Austria the final of the World Series of Darts will begin with the first round matches in which the seeeded players are not involved. The seeds will enter the tournament in the second round on Saturday against the first round winners. It will be the first event since over six months which will played in front of a crowd.
Preview
Participants, Schedule, Results



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



16. September
PDC Autumn Series
Gerwyn Price was with two wins the most successful player of the PDC Autumn Series - he won the events 4 and 5 and defeated in the final of the fourth event Devon Petersen and today in the fifth event Krzysztof Ratajski. One win each got Peter Wright, Damon Heta and Michael van Gerwen.
Autumn Series, Results



13. September
World Series of Darts Finale
By the Qualifier Steve Beaton, Vincent van der Voort, Joe Cullen and Harry Ward qualified for the tournament.
The PDC published now the draw for the first and second round of the event.
Final World Series of Darts



10. September
PDC Autumn Series
On Saturday the Autumn Series will begin in Niedernhausen, Germany. Tomorrow in the same venue the qualifier for the World Series final will take place. The PDC published the list of participants for both events.
Gary Anderson will not take part in the Autumn Series and withdrew from the World Series Final as well. For him James Wade will move up as seeded player in the World Series Final and Krzysztof Ratajski gets a place in the field of participants.
Autumn Series, Results



PDC Home Tour 2
From Monday to Wednesday Groups four to six played their first phase of the event. On Monday James Wilson, Andy Hamilton and Bradley Brooks progressed, on Tuesday Marko Kantele, Daniel Larsson and Damon Heta, on Wednesday Ryan Meikle, Ross Smith and Gabriel Clemens.
PDC Home Tour 2



5. September
Premier League - 16. League Day
Last of the table Daryl Gurney of all people played on the crucial last League Day before the Play-Offs a decisive role - he defeated the reigning champion Michael van Gerwen with 8:2. So the Dutchman had no longer a chance to progress into the Play-Offs and ended behind Gerwyn Price on the sixth place of the table. Gary Anderson - who lost his match against Gerwyn Price with his probably weakest performance of the season with 3:8 - was after van Gerwens defeat through to the Play-Offs - as was Peter Wright who prevailed 8:5 over Michael Smith. In the last match of the night Nathan Aspinall managed to win 8:3 against head of the table Glen Durrant and ended due to the better legdifference compared to Gary Anderson on the third place of the table.
Results, Table
Statistics



PDC Home Tour 2
The PDC announced the players of the next three groups, who will play from Monday to Wednesday next week their first phase of the tournament. In Group four are among others the upcoming players Ted Evetts, William Borland and Bradley Brooks, Group five is an international group and Group six is headlined by Gabriel Clemens and William O'Connor.
PDC Home Tour 2



4. September
Premier League - 15. League Day
Although the two players who head the table in the moment - Glen Durrant and Gary Anderson - both lost their matches tonight nothing changed in the table and the battle for the places 2-4 in the Play-Offs will only be decided tomorrow. Till now it is only certain that Durrant is in the Play-Offs and that neither Daryl Gurney nor Michael Smith - who got a draw against Gerwyn Price today - have a chance to progress. The other five players will contest on the last League Day for three places in the Play-Offs.
Results, Table
Statistics



Corona Splinters
Tomorrow the DDV Bundesliga starts into the new season - the eighteenth. All clubs developed a hygiene protection system. Due to the Corona pandemie last season couldn't be played to the end.
The WDF will host from 27. September - 1. November a Men's and Women's Virtual Cup Online Singles Championship in which from every member country two men and two women can take part. How the countries chose their representatives is left to its own devices. More you can find on the WDF Homepage or at Dartconnect.



3. September
Premier League - 14. League Day
On the 14. League Night of Premier League Glen Durrant managed with a draw against Michael van Gerwen to stay at the head of the table and to secure himself a place in the play-offs. Van Gerwen won a point but stays on the fifth place of the table which means he has to collect more points on the remaining two nights to get into the play-offs. Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney drew as well and Gurney now has as bottom of the table with only nine points no longer a chance to qualify for the play-offs. It doesn't look too good for Michael Smith either - he lost 2:8 to Gary Anderson and has to win his two remaining matches to still have a chance to progress. Peter Wright defeated Nathan Aspinall with an outstanding performance 8:5 and moved up to the third place of the table - three points behind Anderson and five behind Durrant.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



2. September
PDC Home Tour 2
Am dritten Tag der Phase 1 spielte die dritte Gruppe. Mickey Mansell, Kirk Shepherd und Steve Brown erreichten die zweite Phase. Mickey Mansell dominierte die Gruppe und blieb ungeschlagen. Shepherd verlor nur sein Spiel gegen Mansell, Brown kassierte Niederlagen gegen Mansell und Shepherd. Auf dem vierten Platz liegt Lisa Ashton. Das Turnier wird am nächsten Montag fortgesetzt.
PDC Home Tour 2



2. September
PDC Home Tour 2
On the third day of Phase 1 the third group competed. Mickey Mansell, Kirk Shepherd and Steve Brown reached the second Phase. Mickey Mansell dominated the group and stayed unbeaten. Shepherd only lost his match against Mansell, Brown was defeated by Mansell and Shepherd. On the fourth place sits Lisa Ashton. The tournament will continue next Monday.
PDC Home Tour 2



Premier League - 13. League Day
The Premier League continued today with the 13. League Day in Milton Keynes and the night started with a draw between Glen Durrant and Michael Smith in a match in which Smith already had been clearly in the lead. Similar was the second match in which Gary Anderson almost bargained away his lead over Daryl Gurney but in the end won 8:6. In the third match of the night reigning champion Michael van Gerwen was demolished 1:8 by Peter Wright. In the final match of the night Nathan Aspinall prevailed 8:6 over Gerwyn Price.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



PDC Home Tour 2
On the second day of Phase 1 the second group competed and Jamie Lewis, Adam Hunt and Alan Tabern progressed into Phase 2. While Lewis won all his six matches and Hunt only lost two Tabern progressed due to his better legdifference ahead of Matthew Edgar and Gary Blades. Edgar now sits in the fourth place of the table and has to wait till the end of Phase 1 to find out whether he will be among the five best-performing fourth placed players who will progress to Phase 2 as well.
PDC Home Tour 2



1. September
PDC Home Tour 2
The PDC plays a second Home Tour series to give lower ranked players a chance to compete. It takes place from 31. August to 15. October in four phases.
Yesterday the first group of Phase 1 stood at the oche and Mike de Decker, Andy Boulton and Joe Murnan progressed to Phase 2.
PDC Home Tour 2



World Grand Prix
Due to the ongoing Corona pandemie the PDC World Grand Prix this year will not be played in Dublin but in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 6. - 12. October behind closed doors.
You can find here how the field of participants looks at the moment:
World Grand Prix














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