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11. September

Coaching Clinic 52:
The F Word - Fear!


Dart on the Philippines:
The First Philippine Open Darts Tournament, Tacloban City


Panama is next for Adam "Thorn" Smith :
A Lucky Draw in Panama




Interview with Mark McGeeney

Mar McGeeney is one of the BDO/WDF top players. This year he reached the final of the BDO World Championships and as last year he will take part in the Grand Slam of Darts.
To the Interview





15. October
European Championship
After the European Darts Trophy, the last event of the European Tour 2018, the 32 participants in the European Championship are known. By their good runs at the weekend Jelle Klaasen and Richard North managed to secure themselves places in the tournament.
The PDC already announced the first round draw. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play his first round match against Paul Nicholson. Number two seed Mensur Suljovic will play against Cristo Reyes.
Participants, Draw First Round



PDC World Championship 2019
At the weekend the last tournament weekend of the PDC Asian Tour took place. So now the PDC Asian Tour Order of Merit is on the final standing uand the Top four of the ranking are known who qualifiy for the PDC World Championship. Those are Paul Lim, Royden Lam, Lourence Ilagan and Noel Malicdem. Malicdem will give his PDC World Championship debut.
Qualifiers, Already Known Participants



14. October
Van Gerwen wins European Darts Trophy
With a clear 8:3 win over James Wade Michael van Gerwen defrended his European Darts Trophy title in Göttingen. Van Gerwen was the most consistent player of the weekend and showed the best performances - in all his matches he averaged over 100. On finals day van Gerwen defeated Stephen Bunting, Daryl Gurney and Michael Smith to progress into the final. James Wade defeated on his way into the final Darren Webster, Rob Cross and Richard North.
Results
Statistics
Report Final



European Darts Trophy
Today in Göttingen the third round, the quarterfinals, the semi-finals and the final will be played in an afternoon- and an evening-session. There were several upsets yesterday in the second and with Joe Cullen, Simon Whitlock, Ian White, Mervyn King, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright six of the seeded players were elimnated from the tournament. Stephen Bunting, Michael van Gerwen and James Wade all won their matches with an over 100 average.



13. October
European Darts Trophy
Today the second round of the event will take place. The seeded players will enter the tournament and will play against yesterday's winners. Again an afternoon- and an evening-session will take place.
Michael van Gerwen, the favourit to win the tournament, will play in the evening session against his friend Vincent van der Voort who played yesterday with 103.96 the second highest average of the first round. Better was only Ricky Evens with an 104.73 average who will play today against Darren Webster. With Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler two home nation qualifiers will join the German number 1 Max Hopp.
Results
Statistics



12. October
European Darts Trophy
The afternoon-session and the tournament will begin with the match between Luke Humphries and Keegan Brown. The last match of the afternoon-session between Steve West and Kryzystof Ratajski could well turn out to be one of the highlights of the first round. Other interesting matches will come up in the evening-session for example the match between Kim Huybrechts and Steve Beaton or the match between Danny Noppert and Toni Alcinas which will be the last match of the evening.
Results
Statistics



11. October
European Darts Trophy
Tomorrow in Goettingen the European Darts Trophy will begin - the last event of the European Tour 2019. As always on the first day of the tournament the qualifiers will will play against each other in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
Tonight in Goettingen the Host Nation Qualifier took place. As Mensur Suljovic and Adrian Lewis withdrew from the tournament six places for the event were on offer. The qualifiers are: Martin Schindler, Maik Langendorf, Steffen Siepmann, Christian Bunse, Robert Marijanovic and Gabriel Clemens.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Round



BDO World Championships
Even though it is still not clear where in England the BDO World Championships in January next year willl take place the field of participants for both events is filling up. By now the newly crowned Winmau World Masters Champion Adam Smith-Neale got an invitation. As Lisa Ashton - winner of the ladies event of the Winmau World Masters - already was qualified for the women's World Championship now Laura Turner as "Standby" moved up.
Already known participants



10. Oktober
World Series of Darts Final
The field of participants for World Series of Darts Finales - which will take place from 2. - 4. November in Schwechat near Vienna is almost complate and was announced today. The last four places in the event will be filled on 19. October in Barnsley through the PDC Tour Card Holders Qualifier.
World Series of Darts



Grand Slam of Darts
Today the BDO players were confirmed who will take part this year in the Grand Slam of Darts. Those are the reigning BDO Eorld Champion Glen Durrant, the world championship runner-up Mark McGeeney and the newly crowned World Masters Champion Adam Smith-Neale. By the BDO Ranking Jim Williams, Wesley Harms, Michael Unterbuchner, Scott Mitchell and Gary Robson qualified.
The Grand Slam again will take place in Wolverhampton but the venue will be different. It will beplayed from 10. - 18. November iin the Aldersleigh Leisure Village.
Schedule, already known participants



9. Oktober
Waterkant Trophy

At the weekend in Hamburg the DDV Waterkant Trophy took place. Winners on Saturday were Mike Holz and Stefanie Lück. The youth titles went to Christina Schuler and Nico Kern. The tournaments on Sunday were won by Stefanie Rennoch and Marco Puls.



Professional Darts Japan Qualifier
At the weekend in Tokyo the Japanese qualifiers for the PDC World Championship and for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship were played.
Seigo Asada qualified for the second time in a row for the PDC World Championship while Tomoya Goto will represent Japan in the World Youth Championship on 5. November.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
PDC Weltmeisterschaft



Finder Darts Masters
The organisers of the Finder Darts Masters handed out some more wildcards. For the men's event Ross Montgomery and Daniel Day got a wildcard. For the youth event the new Winmau World Masters Youth champion Jurjen van der Velder and the runner-up Keane Barry got a wildcard.
Finder Darts Masters



Superleague Germany
At the weeken the fifth and last Superleague weekend took place in Bielefeld. Martin Schindler and Gabriel Clemens still head the table but will not take part in the final as the are already qualified for the PDC World Championship by the Pro Tour Order of Merit. So this year the players ranked 3 - 10 will compete in the final for a place in the PDC World Championship. Nevertheless Schindler and Gabriel with 11 and 10 wins were the most successful players of the weekend. Nico Blum with nine wins moved up to rank 10 und will take part in the final.
Relegated are Max Hopp - who for the second time missed a weekand - and Marvin Wehder who is bottom of the table.
Bild Superleague Germany




PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit was updated after the World Grand Prix.
PDC Rankings



7. Oktober
PDC World Championship 2019
By now xome of the qualifiers for the PDC World Championship took place. Karel Sedlacek qualied by the East Europe Qualifier, Rowby-John Rodriguez by the South/East Europe Qualifier and Yordi Meeuwisse by the West Europe Qualifier. Kevin Burness will give his debut as winner of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplays. Daniel Larrson and Darius Labanauskas are after the last Nordic and Baltic Tour weekend the Top 2 of the Nordic and Baltic Tour Order of Merits and qualified as well.
Qualifications, already known participants



Nordic and Baltic Tour
At the weekend the last two events of the Nordic and Baltic Tour took place in Iceland. Both events were won by Madars Razma. Three players had before the eekend still a chance to qualify by the Nordic And Baltic Tour Order of Merit for the PDC World Championship. Thanks to their better results now Daniel Larsson and Darius Labanauskas will travel to London while Marko Kantele as third of the ranking will stay at home.
During the weekend the qualifiers for the first three European Tour Events 2019 were played as well. For ET 1 qualified Madars Razma, for ET 2 Kim Viljanen and for ET 3 Magnus Caris.
Nordic and Baltic Tour




Winmau World Masters
Adam Smith-Neale and Lisa Ashton won this year's Winmau World Masters. The WDDA Event was won by Michael Davies.
For Ashton it was after 2011 the second World Masters Title. Ashton dominated the women's event and threw a 135 finish in the final. During the World Masters Ahston was reawrded with a wildcard for the Finder Masters. Adam Smith-Neale for several years played the PDC Development Tour and now plays the PDC Challenge Tour as he didn't manage to get a Tour Card yet. As winner of the World Masters he is qualified for the BDO World Championship.
Winmau World Masters



Van Gerwen wins World Grand Prix
Michael van Gerwen prevailed with 5:2 over Peter Wright in the final of the World Grand Prix despite a for him weak performance and won his fourth World Grand Prix Title. Till van Gerwen's 3:2 lead it was a head to head game. But than van Gerwen pulled away and managed to win the match. Wright had a lot of chances and could have defeated the Dutchman. But he was not abel to capitalize from van Gerwens mistakes.
Report, Statistics



Burness wins Irish Matchplay
North Irishman Kevin Burness won the final of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay against Mick McGowan. Burness, who owns a Tour Card since January till now had no noteworthy results on the Pro Tour, was just the better player in the final which took place before the World Grand Prix final in Dublin. By his win Burness qualified for the PDC World Championship 2019.
Report, Statistics



5. October
Winmau World Masters
Today the two youth finals and the last 32 of the men were played in the Winmau World Masters and the seeded players entered the tournament.
Beau Greaves won as last year the girl's title. In the boys final Keane Barry lost like last year but this time not to Nico Blum but to Dutchman Jurjen van der Velde.
Five of the seeded men didn't survive their first match. But both last year's runner-up Mark McGeeney and the number 1 seed Glen Durrant are still in the tournament and will play tomorrow against Adam Smith-Neale and Gary Stone.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix - Day 6
While the semifinal between Michael van Gerwen and Daryl Gurney was not really surprising and van Gerwen won it in the end with 4:1 was the first semifinal of the evening between Peter Wright and Mensur Suljovic thrilling and suprising. Suljovic won the first three sets and seemed to be on course into the final. But suddenly Peter Wright reappeared and managed to turn the match around and win it 4:3. So tomorrow in the final Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright will stand at the oche.
Results
Statistics



Winmau World Masters
Today from 11 a.m. you can follow the World Masters live by Winmau TV



World Grand Prix
Semi-finals night in Dublin!
Only seeded players are still in the tournament. Mensur Suljovic will play against Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen will play against still reigning champion Daryl Gurney.The format once again will be longer - now it is Best of Seven Sets.
Schedule, Results



World Grand Prix - Day 5
The quarterfinal evening started with two rather close matches but in the end the two seeded players Mensur Suljovic and Peter Wright prevailes both 3:2. It followed a rather strange match between Daryl Gurney and Gary Anderson, in which Anderson played rather poorly and at the end even came into conflict with Gurney on stage. Gurney won 3:0. Michael van Gerwen had in the last match of the evening much more problems with Dave Chisnall as expected. But the Dutchman won with an over 100 average, the first one of the tournament.
Results
Report, Statistics


4. October
Winmau World Masters
Today in Bridlington the Floor Matches of the women, the men, the girls and the boys were played. The men played down to the last 16 who will play tomorrow against the seeded players. Number 1 seed Glen Durrant was drawn against the former BDO World Champion John Walton. The former PDC player Nigel Heydon is among the qualified players as well and will meet number 3 seed Jim Williams at the oche. The youths played down to the finals which will take place tomorrow. In the girl's final last year's winner Beau Greaves will play gainst Canadian Hayley Crowley. In the boy's final last year's runner-up Keane Barry from the Republic of Ireland will play against the Dutchman Jurjen van der Velde.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix
Tonight in the Citywest Hotel the quarter finals will be played. Michael van Gerwen, still the betting companies favourit to win the title will play against Dave Chisnall, Mensur Suljovic will meet Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright will play against James Wilson and reigning champion Daryl Gurney will stand with Gary Anderson at the oche.
Schedule, Results



Hamilton gets Wildcard for Finder Darts Masters
After he qualified by the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championship, Andy Hamilton got a wildcard for the Finder Darts Masters. Hamilton, who plays since April again on the BDO Circuit, will for the first time take part in the tournament.
Finder Darts Masters



World Grand Prix -Day 4
Three of the last four second round games were rather one-sided again and the two seeded players Mensur Suljovic and Peter Wright progressed with 3:0 wins over Ian White and Jermaine Wattimena into the quarterfinals. Gerwyn Price had some more problems and lost one of the four sets to Steve Beaton abgeben. At the end of the evening followed a rather close and thrilling match between James Wilson and Adrian Lewis. James Wilson was clearly more clinical on his starting doubles and was rewarded with a 3:2 win.
Results
Report, Statistics



Winmau World Masters
Today in Bridlington this year's Winmau World Masters started with the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championships. Four places were on offer for the men. Qualified are pole Krzysztof Kcuik, Scotsman Ryan Hogarth and the two Englishmen and former PDC players Nigel Heydon and Andy Hamilton.The two places for the women went to Japanese Mikuru Suzuki - the first Japanese ever to take part in the BDO World Championship - and Karolina Podgarska from Poland. Scotsman Nathan Girvan and Leighton Bennert from england will play the Youth final.
Winmau World Masters



3. October
World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the second round of the tournament will be played to the end. Again four matches with the format Best of Five Sets will take place. Number two seed Peter Wright will meet Jermaine Wattimena. Mensur Suljovic will play against Ian White, Steve Beaton, who eliminated World Champion Rob Cross in the first round, will play against Gerwyn Price. In the last match of the evening and of the second round Adrian Lewis and James Wilson will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results



2. October
World Grand Prix - Day 3
The first evening with second round matches brought us three one sided matches and one really highly competitive game and started with an upset. Dave Chisnall defeated in the first match of the night a far below par playing Raymond van Barneveld with 3:0. With the same result and similar dominant Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen prevailed over Jeffrey de Zwaan and Darren Webster. Only the reigning champion Daryl Gurney had to survive a real battle against Ron Meulenkamp but in the end won with 3:2.
Results
Bericht, Statistics



World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the first four second round matches of the World Grand Prix will be played. The format will be a little bit longer - Best of Five Sets. The favourite toon the tournament win Michael van Gerwen will meet Darren Webster who played the highest average of the first tournament day. Reigning champion Daryl Gurney will play against Ron Meulenkamp who eliminated Joe Cullen. Dave Chisnall will play against Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Anderson has a to be sure not easy match against Jeffrey de Zwaan.
Schedule, Results



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



World Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the World Grand Prix with Rob Cross and Simon Whitlock two seeded players were elimnated from the event. With the exception of the last two matches of the night all were clear 2:0 wins. Rob Cross nerver was really in the match and beside had some doublt trouble - not too difficult a match to win for routinier Steve Beaton. Simon Whitlock won the first set of his match against James Wilson but than was the stronger player and won 2:1. The last match of the night between Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis a fiercely contested one which Adrian Lewis won in the end with 2:1.
Results
Report, Statistics



1. October
World Grand Prix
Tonight the World Grand Prix will go on with the last eight first round matches. mit den letzten acht Erstrundenspielen fortgesetzt. Many darts fans look forward to the last match of the evening and of the first round between Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis. From the seeded players Rob Cross, Peter Wright, Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock will stand at the oche.
Schedule



WDF Europe Cup
Winners of the single events of the WDF Europe Cup in Budapest in Hungary were Irishman Martin Heneghan and Fiona Gaylor from Switzerland. Both pairs events had English winners: Scott Mitchell and Daniel Day won the men's pairs, Deta Hedman and Maria O'Brien the women's pairs. The team events were won by the men's team from Sweden and the English women's team. The Overall winners were the two English teams.
WDF Europe Cup



World Grand Prix - Day 1
On the first day of the World Grand Prix the four seeded players - among them reigning champion Daryl Gurney - had no problems to progress into the second round. Nevertheless there were two upsets in the other matches: Kim Huybrechts and Joe Cullen lost against Jeffrey de Zwaan and Ron Meulenkamp and went out of the event. German Max Hopp had no chance against Dave Chisnall either who was just too strong for him and was elimnated as well. The best performance of the evening showed with an 98.02 average Darren Webster who defeated Stephen Bunting 2:0.
Results
Report, Statistics



30. September
World Grand Prix
Tonight in the City West Hotel in Dublin the PDC World Grand Prix will begin.
The first eight first round matches will be played. Among others reigning Daryl Gurney will play his first match against John Henderson. German Max Hopp will give against Dave Chisnall his World Grand Prix debut. As well in action Michael van Gerwen - the world nember 1 - and Gary Anderson who won last week the Champions League.
Results
Preview



Hopp and Noppert win in Dublin
Max Hopp and Danny Noppert won the two Players Championships which were played before the World Grand Prix in Dublin.
Hopp won on Friday the 19. Players Championship with a 6:3 win over Madars Razma. Razma before had eliminated in the quarterfinals Michael van Gerwen. On Saturday Dutchman Danny Noppert won his first PDC title. He defeated in the final Ian White with 6:4.
On Friday Michael van Gerwen and George Killington threw a nine-darter. On Saturday it was Peter Hudson who threw another one.
Results



28. September
ET 13 - UK Qualifier
Last night in Dublin the UK Qualifier for the last European Tour event of the year took place. The European Darts Trophy will be played from 12. - 14. October in Goettingen.
The qualifiers are Mark Wilson, Mervyn King, Stephend Bunting, Steve West, John Henderson, Ricky Evans, Luke Humphries, Matthew Edgar, Steve Beaton, Keegan Brown, Luke Woodhouse, Micky Mansell, Andrew Gilding, George Killington, Richard North, Ryan Joyce, Brendan Dolan and Simon Stevenson.
Participants ET 13



27. September
Pro Tour Dublin

Today in the run-up to the World Grand Prix in Dublin a Pro Tour weekend will begin with the UK Qualifier for the 13. and letzte European Tour Event of the year. Tomorrow and on Saturday the Players Championships 19 and 20 will be played.
Participants, Results



25. September
Darts Performance Centre
In his new blog Paul Gillings from Darts Performance Centre wonders about Daryl Gurney. Last year Gurney was one of the most consistent players. Can he get back there? And what about his chances in the upcoming big events?
Can Gurney Revive Good Times of Last Year?



WDF Europe Cup

Tomorrow in Bukarest in Hungary this year's WDF Europe Cup will begin. 38 men's- and 34 women's teams from all over Europe take part. They will play singles, pairs and four person team events.
WDF Europe Cup



24. September
Results...
Dutchman Richard Veenstra won at the weekend both the BDO British Open and the BDO British Classic. Lisa Ashton won the British Open and Laura Turner the BDO Classic. Over the weekend two BDDA events were played as well. The BDDA British Classic won Paul Gelder, the BDDA British Open Jonathan Hirst. The British Open Pairs were won by Glen Durrant and Andy Hamilton.
Winners of the Auckland Open in New Zealand were Mark McGrath and Sha Hohipa.



Development Tour
At the weekend in Peterborough in England four more Development Tour Events were played and there were four different winners. Luke Humphries and George Killington won on Saturday the Events 13 and 14, Dimitri van den Bergh and Jarred Cole on Sunday the Events 15 and 16. Rowby-John Rodriguez threw a nine-darter during the 16. event. The young German Christian Bunse reached on both days a quarterfinal and a final.
Development Tour



23. September
Anderson wins Champions League
With a 11:4 win over Peter Wright Gary Anderson wins after the UK Open and the World Matchplay the Champions League as well. Anderson had reached with a very close win over Michael van Gerwen in his last group match the semi-finals where he showed against the till than flawless and convincingly Mensur Suljovic a great performance. After a clear 11:4 he stood in the final. Peter Wright for his part eliminated Michael van Gerwen with an inspired effort and his clinical finishing with an 11:9 win from the event. In the final he looked tired and couldn't keep up his performance. Against a Gary Anderson - who was brilliant in the final as well - he just had no chance.
Results
Statistics Day 2, Report Final



Champions League of Darts - Last Group Matches
Today is the final day of the event. In the afternoon the last group matches were played. Mansur Suljovic won his third group match against Simon Whitlock convincingly again Simon Whitlock and progressed as head of the table of Group B into the semi-finals. After his win over Rob Cross Peter Wright is second of the table and progressed as well. In Goup A it was much closer and reall thrilling. Daryl Gurney won against Dave Chisnall, but would have needed a clearer win to progress on his own. so all depended on the outcome of the match between. Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. It was a very clos call. Gary Anderson in the end won with a 140 finish 10:9 after van Gerwen missed with two match darts. So tonight in the semi-finals Gary Anderson and Mensur Suljovic will meet while Michael van Gerwen once again will play against Peter Wright.
Results
Statistics Day 1



22. September
Champions League of Darts - Day 1
On the first day of the Champions League only Michael van Gerwen in Group A and reigning champion Mensur Suljovic in group B stayed unbeaten in their first two group matches and have the best chances to progress into the semi-finals. Simon Whitlock and the not really fit Dave Chisnall on the other side have lost both their matches and are almost out of the picture. To progress Gary Anderson has to beat in group A Michael van Gerwen tomorrow. In group B the two players who lost to Suljovic - Peter Wright and Rob Cross - will play each other in the fight to progress into the semi-finals.
Results
Statistics



21. September
Champions League of Darts - Preview
Tomorrow in Brighton the Champions League of Darts will begin, the first big PDC Tournament since the World Matchplay in July. An afternoon- and an evening session with four group matches each will be played. On Sunday in the afternoon Session thelast four group matches will take place. In the evening session semi-finals and final will follow.
Preview



19. September
Tournament Calender 2019
To the still provisional calendar now BDO/WDF and DDV dates were added. There will be again a BDO World Championship in the Lakeside Country Club - from 5. - 13. January. Details are not yet known.
Provisional Tournament Calender 2019



DDV Ergebnisse

Winners of the DDV Challenge Cup were Jeremy Jendrezejewski and Christina Schuler. Winners of the Saturday Events of the Warsteiner Open were Ricardo Pietreczko and Stefanie Lück. On Sunday the winners were Marko Puls and again Stefanie Lück.



Results...
Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines won the fourth event of this year's World soft darts series. He defeated in the final Royden Lam. The semi-finals reached Ronald Briones - as well from the Philippines - and Japanese Hideaki Hasumi.
Winner of the Catalonia Open was Niels Heinsoe from Denmark. The ladies event won Sharon Prins from the Nertherlands who won the FCD Anniversay Open title as well. The men's event of the FCD Anniversay Open won Dutchman Kay Smeets.



18. September
World Grand Prix
The PDC today published the draw for the first round and the schedule for the first and second round of the tournament.
The match between Jeffrey de Zwaan and Kim Huybrechts will open the event on 30. September. Reigning champion Daryl Gurney and Michael van Gerwen will play their first matches against John Henderson and Setev Lennon as well on the first evening. On the second first round evening last year's runner-up Simon Whitlock will play against James Wilson. The last first round match will be the match between Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis.
Draw, Schedule



BDO/WDF Rankings
All BDO/WDF Rankings wwer updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings



17. September
European Championship

Only one more European Tour Event will be played which counts for the qualification for the European Championship - the European Darts Championship in Göttingen. How the list of participants looks at the moment you can see here:
Participants, Schedule



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



16. September
Price wins International Darts Open
With a clear and deserved 8:3 win against Simon Whitlock Gerwyn Price dwon the International Darts Open in Riesa. For Price it was the first win on the European Tour. On Finals Day he defeated Daryl Gurney, Ryan Searle and Steve West to progress into the final. Whitlock reached the final with wins against Steve Beaton, James Richardson and Danny Noppert.
Results
Statistics
Report Final



World Grand Prix
After the International Darts Open in Riesa now the field of participants for the World Grand Prix is complete. The event didn't change a lot but by reaching the semi-finals Danny Noppert now is qualified by the Pro Tour Order of Merit for the World Grand Prix. He thus ousted Keegan Brown. The draw for the World Grand Prix will take place next week.
Participants, Schedule



15. September
International Darts Open - Day 2
After the second day of the International Darts Open with the exception of Martin Schindler all German participants were eliminated from the tournament.
Schindler showed in the second round against Kim Huybrechts another good performance in will now play against Ryan Searle in the third round. Searle today threw Peter Wright out of the tournament.
The best performance of the second day showed Steve West who had in his match against Mervyn King an average of 111.29.
Results
Statistics



14. September
International Darts Open
Today in Riesa the International Darts Open will begin - the penultimate event of the PDC European Tour 2018. In an afternoon- and an evening session the qualifiers will play the first round.
The match between Steve Lennon and Patric Kovacs will open the tournament and the afternoon-session. Among other players Jelle Kalasen, Steve west, Kyle Anderson and James Wilson will stand at the oche in the first round.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



Qualifiers for Riesa
Last night in Riesa the Home Nation Qualifier and the European Qualifier for the International Darts Open were played.
By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified: Gabriel Clemens, Robert Marijanovic, Ricardo Pietreczko and Martin Schindler. Jelle Klaasen, Jan Dekker and Vincent van der Voort qualified again by the European Qualifier. Beside Dirk van Duijvenbode, Ron Meulenkamp, Jose Justicia, Michael Plooy and Danny Noppert won places in the tournament.



13. September
Tournament Calender 2019
How the provisional tournament calendar for 2019 looks like - till now only with the PDC dates - you can find here:
Provisional Tournament Calender 2019



World Series of Darts
The PDC announced the provisional field of Participants of the World Series of Darts final. The top eight of the World Series Orders of Merit stand firm with Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld, Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock. They are joined by eight invitations from the World Series of Darts Order of Merit - those stand firm as well. After the World Grand Prix we will know who are the four players qualified by the PDC Order of Merit. The last four places will to be grabbed by four players who will qualify by the Tour Card Holders Qualifier on 19. October.
World Series of Darts



World Grand Prix
Only on European Tour Event will take place before the cut-off date for the World Grand Prix in Dublin - the International Darts Open in Riesa at the weekend. By winning the Dutch Darts Championship Ricky Evans got a place in the field of participants. How the field of participants looks before the International Darts Open you can find here:
Participants, Schedule



Results...
Anastasia Dobromyslova won both the EDO England Masters and the England Classic. Jim Williams won the men's event of the England Masters and Wesley Harms the men's event of the England Classics. The youth titles of the England Cassic went to Beau Greaves and Sam Cromwell.



10. September
PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four more Challenge Tour Events took place and there were four different winners - all winning for the first time this year. On Saturday the winners were Jamie Hughes and Krzysztof Ratajski, who threw a nine-darter as well. On Sunday Cameron Menzies and Lee Budgen won one event each. Heading the table is still and with a clear advantage before the last Challenge Tour weekend on 10./11. November Michael Barnard, der who probably has already won a tour Card. In second playe at the moment sits Cameron Menzies but his pursuers are not far away and his Tour Card is far from sure.
Challenge Tour



Results...
Paul Lim and Segio Asada were the two winners of the events of the PDC Asia Tour at the weekend in Taipei. The Dart Players Australia Pro Tour season ended in Brisbane with wins of Raymond Smith, Tim Pusey and Mark Smyth. For Pusey and Smyth it was the maiden win on the tour. Raymond Smith secured by his win his first place in the table and is by this qualified for the PDC World Championship.



9. September
White wins Dutch Darts Championship
At the end of an event with many upsets in the final the number 3 seed Ian White met qualifier Ricky Evans. White won the entertaining match - in which both players couldn't keep up their performances of the earlier rounds - with 5:8 and won his first European Tour title.
The semifinals reached beside the number 2 seed Peter Wright with Ritchie Edhouse another qualifier.
Report Final



Dutch Darts Championship
On the final day of the Dutch Darts Championship Again an afternoon- and an evening - session will be played.
In the afternoon-session the third round will take place, in the evening session follow the quarterfinals, the semi-finals and the final.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



8. September
Dutch Darts Championship - Day 2
The second day of the Dutch Darts Championship was a day full of upsets on which half of the seeded players were eliminated from the tournament. Among the big losers was the big favorit Michael van Gerwen who lost with 1:6 against Irishman William O'Connor and even played with 87.91 a for him dismal average. So now Jeffrey de Graaf is the last Dutchman in the tournament.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



7. September
Dutch Darts Championship
Today in Maastricht the Dutch Darts Championship - the eleventh event of the PDC European Tour - will begin. In an afternoon- and an evening-session the qualifiers will play the first round.
The tournament will be opened by the match between Kevin Münch and Darren Johnson. Jelle Klaasen, Jan Dekker and Dirk van Duijvenbode will be in action in the afternoon while the other Dutch qualifiers Jeffrey de Zwaan, Jeffrey de Graaf and Vincent van der Voort will play in the evening.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



Home Nation Qualifier for Maastricht
Last night in Maastricht the Home Nation Qualifier for the Dutch Darts Championship took place. The tournament will begin today. After Mensur Suljovic and Erik Tautfest had withdrawn on short notice from the Dutch Darts Championship in the Host Nation Qualifier six places were on offer for the Dutch players. Qualified are: Jelle Klaasen, Jan Dekker, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Jeffrey de Gaaf, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Vincent van der Voort.



6. September
First PDC Ranking Title for Aspinall
Nathan Aspinall secured himself with a 6:4 win over Ryan Searle in the final of the 18. Players Championship his first PDC Ranking Title. The two players already played against each other in the first round of the 17. Players Championship - at that time Searle had been the winner.
The semi-finals reached Ian White and Ron Meulenkamp.
Participants, Results



Dartoids World
Dartoid tells us about the Philippine Darts Open which - after the complete destruction by taifun Yolanda 2013 - for the first time took place in Tacloban, the centre of Eastern Visayas. Thereby the sport of darts returned to his former metropolis.
The First Philippine Open Darts Tournament, Tacloban City



5. September
UK Open 2019
As the PDC today announced there will be several changes in the UK Open 2019 which will be played from 1. - 3. 2019 March. The venue will be again the Butlin's Resort in Minehead and as always there will be a new draw before each round.
But other then the years before there will be no UK Open qualifiers - all 128 Tour Card Holders after the Qualifying School in January 2019 will qualify for the UK Open. They will be joined by now only 16 instead of 32 Riley's amateur qualifiers and the Top 16 of the Challenge Tour Order of Merit 2018 without a Tour Card after Q School. The Tour Card Holders will enter the tournament corresponding to their place in the ranking. Instead of the UK Open Qualifying weekends two Players Championship weekends will be in the calendar. The price money for the UK Open will be increased.



Wright wins PC 17
With a 6:2 win over Daryl Gurney Peter Wright won his second Players Championship of the year. The semi-finals reached James Wade and - for the first time in his career - German Martin Schindler. Wade before had thrown in his quarterfinal match against Michael Smith a nine-darter. It was not the only nine-darter of the day - Vincent van der Voort threw one in his third round match against Rob Cross but lost the match.
Participants, Results



4. September
UK Qualifiers European Tour 11 and 12
Last night in Barnsley the UK Qualifiers for the next two European Tour Events in Maastricht and in Riesa took place. Seven players managed to qualify for both events: Australian Kyle Anderson, Robert Thornton, James Wilson, young Canadian Dawson Murschell, Steve West, Ross Smith and Ryan Searle.
Dutch Darts Masters
International Darts Open



Results...
The Vizcaya Open singles titles won Lisa Ashton and Scott Mitchell who returned after a darts break on the BDO Circuitl. German Michael Unterbuchner and former PDC player Wes Newton stood in the semi-finals. The ladies pairs won the pair Lisa Ashton/Heather Lodge, the men's pairs the Spanish pair Jose Sousa/Fidel Corral. Winners of the mixed pairs were Trina Gulliver and Dan Nicholls.



Finder Darts Masters

As winners of the Champions League of Darts qualified three more players for the event: Jeffrey Sparidaans, Astrid Trouwborst and - as first youth player - Lars Plasier.
Finder Darts Masters



3. September
Pro Tour Barnsley
This week the Pro Tour once again comes to Barnsley.
Today the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 11 and 12 take place. Tomorrow and on Wednesday the Players Championships 17 and 18 will be played. Among others Mensur Suljovic, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld didn't register for the Players Championships.
Participants, Results



Van Gerwen wins in Hildesheim
With a 8:6 win against James Wilson Michael van Gerwen wot his seventh European Tour win of the year. Van Gerwen dominated the tournament and had lost before the final in his four matches only one leg. In the third round he whitwashed crowd favourite Martin Schindler. For James Wilson - who reached the final with wins over Jermaine Wattimena, Jonny Clayton, Robert Thornton, Ron Meulenkamp and Mensur Suljovic - was it his third PDC ranking final.
Report Final



2. September
German Darts Championship - Day 3
On the third day of the German Darts Championship the tournament will be played to the end. Again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played. In the afternoon the third round will take place, in the evening quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will be played.
Both Martin Schindler and Michael Rasztovits survived the second round. But in round three Michael Rasztovits will play against Rob Cross while Martin Schindler will meet Michael van Gerwen. The best performance of the second round showed Dave Chisnall with an unbelievale average of 118.66.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



1. September
German Darts Championship - Day 2
On the second day of the German Darts Championship the seeded players play against yesterday's first round winners. Again an afternoon- and an evening-session will take place.
Out of the five German players who qualified for the event only Martin Schindler survived the first round. He will play against Steve Beaton in round two. As well still in the tournament is Austrian Michael Rasztovits who will play in the second round against Simon Whitlock.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



31. August
German Darts Championship - Day 1
Today in Hildesheim the first round of the event will be played in which only the qualifiers take part. The afternoon session will be opened by the match between Andy Boulton and Josh Payne. In the evening session with Adrian Lewis, Terry Jenkins and Robert Thornton three former top players will stand at the oche.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



Qualification German Darts Championship
Last Night in Hildesheim the European Qualfier and the Host Nation Qualifier for the German Darts Championship - which will start today - took place. As Peter Wright withdrew on short notice from the event a fifth place fo a Host Nation Qualifier was available.
By the Host Nation Qualifier qualifified Martin Schindler, Robert Marijanovic, Max Hopp, Christopher Hänsch and Nico Blum for the event. By the European Qualifier qualified beside five Dutchman and two Spaniards with Michael Rasztovits an Austrian as well.



29. August
Avoid Burn-Out
We see it from time to time with the dart pros - it can be quite hard to be always motivated and to have always to perform especially when under pressure. The result can be a burn out. But it of course can happen to the average darts player as well that he doesn't enjoy playing any more and that the motivation is gone...
Avoid Burn-Out



27. August
Results...
The LDO Ladies Classic, which took place during the Swedish Open weekends, won Lisa Ashton. The singles titles of the Swedish Open won Lorraine Winstanley and Daniel Day. German Michael Unterbuchner reached the quarter finals, BDO returnee Andy Hamilton stood among the last 16. The title of the men's pairs went to the Lithunian pair Labanauskas/Barauskas - they won the final against the pair Hamilton/Winstanley. The ladies pairs were won by the Swedish pair Jansson/Pruim. The title of the Swedish Classic men's event went to Swede Daniel Larsson, BDO returnee Wes Newton reached the quarter finals.



Championship Darts Circuit
The last two events of this season were won by John Part and Chuck Puleo. For Chuck Puleo it was already the third win this year and he ended the season as head of the table. So he is the highest ranked American player in the CDC ranking and by this qualified for the PDC World Championship 2019. The World Championship place for the highest ranked Canadian player went to Jim Long. Both players will give their World Championship debut.
Championship Darts Circuit



24. August
Champions League of Darts
The PDC now published the group draw and the schedule of the first group matches on 22. September. Reigning champion Mensur Suljovic will open the tournament against Rob Cross.
With the betting company Paddy Power this year the tournament has got a new name sponsor who came up with some new ideas. Fans in Brighton will be able to play against Raymond van Barneveld who is not among the tournament participants. Beside 50 000 pound will be shared among the crowd should a nine-darter been thrown during the tournament. On the Twitter Account you can already see a funny video of the tournament participants.
Participants, Group Draw, Schedule First Group Matches



Former PDC Players in the BDO
While Dean Winstanley for some time already plays occasionally in BDO tournaments now Andy Hamilton and Wes Newton take part more and more frequently in BDO events. Hamilton recently during the Belgium Open even threw a nine-darter and reached the quarter-finals. In the Swedish Open and Classic which will take place at the weekend with Denis Ovens another former PDC reappears. Ovens - well-known because of his consistency and his retro-dart-shirts - had to end his career a few years ago due to an accupational injury of his throwing arm. The Swedish Open 2016 had been his so far last event.



23. August
PDC World Championship

The PDC now published the details of the European Qualifiers for the PDC World Championship 2019. Six tournament places are on offer.
Qualifiers, Already Known Participants



Champions League of Darts
The next big PDC TV event will be the Champions League of Darts in which this year beside the reigning champion Mensur Suljovic Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall, Daryl Gurney and Simon Whitlock will take part. The tournament will be played on 22. and 23. September in Brighton.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



World Grand Prix
The World Grand Prix in Dublin will be the next PDC Major Event. It is the only tournament in which the players have not only to end their legs with a double but have to start it with a double as well. The tournament will take place from 30. September to 6. October. Before the cutoff date still several Players Championships and European Tour Events will be played. How the list of participants looks at the moment you can find here:
Participants on 22. August, Schedule



21. August
BDO/WDF Rankings
All BDO/WDF rankings were updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings



20. August
Superleague Germany
On the fourth league weekend of Superleague Germany again Martin Schindler with 13 wins was the most successful player. With now two points in advance of Gabriel Clemens he still is head of the table. Maik Langendorf and Robert Marijanovic follow on the places three and four. Max Hopp - who is already qualified for the PDC World Championship - won only six of his matches and sits now in the relegation spot.
Superleague Germany



19. August
Cross wins in Bisbane
With Rob Cross the Brisbane Darts Masters - the sixth and last World Series of Darts event, had the sixth different winner this year. Cross defeated in the final Michael van Gerwen with 11:6 and by this won his first World Series Event.
Before Cross won in the semi-finals over Peter Wright while van Gerwen prevailed over his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld.
Results, Statistics



17. August
Brisbane Darts Masters
Today in Brisbane the Brisbane Darts Masters will begin - the last event of this year's World Series. The PDC again will be represented by Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld, Kyle Anderson, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Michael van Gerwen, Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson who will play today in the first round against Raymond Smith, Gordon Mathers, Barry Gardner, Justin Thompson, Tim Pusey, Mark Cleaver, Corey Cadby and Damon Heta antreten.
Schedule, Results, Statistics
Tournament Information



16. August
Finder Darts Masters
As the Finder Darts Masters ranking is now complete most of the participants in the tournament - which will take place in December - are known. The remaining places will be filled by wildcards. Dutch player Sharon Prins got the first of those.
Finder Darts Masters



Darts Performance Centre 01 Darts (Elementary range)/2
While in our first review of the 01 darts a set with 24 Gramm was tested in our second review a set with 26 Gramm is put under the microscope. And again the result is positiv. Again the special grip is mentioned but as in the first review the length of the barrels is a problem for the testing player.
DPC Elementary 01 Darts in 26 Gramm



13. August
Nordic and Baltic Tour
At the weekand in Gothenburg in Schweden the Events 7 and 8 of the Nordic and Baltic Tour took place. The winners were Daniel Larsson and Marko Kantele. During the weekend the qualifiers for the European Tour Events 11,12 and 13 were played as well. for the 11. Event Darius Labanauskas qualified, for ET 12 Magnus Caris and for ET 13 Marko Kantele. Beside the qualifier for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship took place as well and Nicolai Rasmussen and Hampus Norrstrom got the two places for qualifiers from Scandinavia.
Nordic - and Baltic Tour



PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
The PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will take place this year for the eight time and the PDC announced some chances in the event. The number of participants will increase to 96 - 24 international qualifiers and 72 players from the Developement Tour Order of Merit. Beside the format will be changed - the tournament will begin with a group phase with 32 groups of 3 players each. The 32 group winners then will play knock out.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship

Who is already qualified for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship you can find here:
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship 2018



Ergebnisse...
The titles of the Mongolia Open went to Odkhuu Khundaganai and Erdenechimeg Dondov. winners of the Mongolia Masters were Altantulkhuur Myagmarsuren and - in the women's event - again Erdenechimeg Dondov.
Winners of the Events 7 and 8 of the Championship Darts Circuit were Chuck Paleo and Nick Linberg. The final of the CDC Youth Tour won Gavin Nicoll.



12. August
Wright wins Melbourne Darts Masters
With a hard fought 11:8 win over Michael Smith Peter Wright secured himself the Melbourne Darts Masters title. Before Wright defeated in the semi-finals Michael van Gerwen with 11:7 while Smith prevailed 11:5 against Gary Anderson durchsetzte.
On Friday the World Series will continue with the event in Brisbane.
Report, Results, Statistics



11. August
Melbourne Darts Masters - Day 2
After the second day of the Melbourne Darts Masters with Damon Heta the last of the qualifiers is out of the tournament though it was no easy win for Gary Anderson. Michael Smith against Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen against Simon Whitlock had to battle as well before they progressed into the semi-finals. Only Peter Wright had no problems at all with Raymond van Barneveld and won 10:4.
Tomorrow in the semi-finals Michael Smith will play against Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen against the Peter Wright.
Results, Statistics



10. August
Melbourne Darts Masters - Day 1
On the first day of the Melbourne Darts Masters with the exception of Kyle Anderson all PDC representatives won their matches. Kyle Anderson was defeated by Damon Deta - his best friend and school mate who celebrated his 31. birthday today. Michael van Gerwen showed a great 112.16 average against Raymond Smith while Peter Wright was clinical on his doubles: he hit his six doubles all in his first attempt.
Results, Statistics



8. August
Melbourne Darts Masters
Tomorrow the World Series of Darts will continue with the Melbourne Darts Masters. For the PDC Michael van Gerwen, Simon Whitlock, Peter Wright, Raymond van Barneveld, Rob Cross, Michael Smith, Gary Anderson and Kyle Anderson will stand at the oche. Among the Australian qualifiers with Mike Bonser and Raymond O'Donnell there are two World Series debutants. As the tournament was won last year by Phil Taylor there'll be a new champion this year.
Matches, Schedule first round



7. August
Coaching Clinic
Almost every darts player is accompanied by fears when he walks to the oche. In this Coaching Clinic means are shown how to handle those fears and might be even to get rid of them completely.
The F Word - Fear!



Results...
Winners of the Belgium Open on Saturday were Glen Durrant and Lisa Ashton. The youth titles got Daan Bastiaansen and Rosanne van der Velde. The Belgium Masters titles on Sunday won Justin van Tergouw and again Lisa Ashton. The youth events were won by Danny de Graaf and Lena Rietbergen.
Winners of the Luxembourg Open were Deta Gedman und Roger Janssen. Deta Hedman won the Luxembourg Masters as well, the men's title went to Mario Vandenbogarde.
The Kuching City Open Darts in Malysia were won by Michael Viola and Melania Maidi.



5. August
Van Gerwen wins in Auckland
Today in Auckland the semi-finals and the final of the Auckland Darts Masters took place. As van Gerwen defeated in the semi-finals Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld prevailed against Simon Whitlock we had an all Dutch final. Van Gerwen was in the final not as brilliant as in his other matches of the tournament but dominated nevertheless and defeated his fellow country man with 11:4.
Next Friday the World Series will go on with the event in Melbourne.
Results, Statistics



4. August
Auckland Darts Masters - Day 2
On the second day of the Auckland Darts Masters with Mark McGrath the last of the qualifiers was eliminated from the tournament by Raymond van Barneveld. As well out after the second round are Rob Cross and reigning champion Kyle Anderson. In the match of the day Michael van Gerwen got rid of his frustration to lose first round in the World Matchplay and defeated Gary Anderson with 10:4.
Results, Statistics



3. August
Auckland Darts Masters
Today in Auckland the Auckland Darts Masters began. Due to problems with his visa Corey Cadby had to withdrew and was replaced by Ben Robb.
Some of the PDC representatives had their problems in the first round but won - with the exception of Michael Smith who was defeated 6:4 by Mark McGrath - their matches. McGrath is the only of the eight qualifiers who progressed into the second round. The best performance of the first round showed Michael van Gerwen who won with an 102.45 average with 6:2 against Cody Harris. Reigning champion Kyle Anderson is still in the tournament as well..
Results, Statistics
Tournament Information












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