World Matchplay

The PDC World Matchplay will take place from 21. to 29 July in Blackpool. The top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit will play against the top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information


New Columns
23. April

Coaching Clinic 71:
The European Qualifying School

What sparked Daroid's Wanderlust:
More Darts Wanderlust


Adam "Thorn" Smith travels again :
"The Antigua Roadshow"


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

16. July
World Matchplay - Preview Part 1
This year seix debutants will enter the World Matchplay and will for the first time walk on the Stage of the Empress Ballrooms in the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Who are they and what are theit chances in the tournament? In the first part of the preview they are introduced.
The Debutants



Results...
The singles titles of the WDF Europe Cup Youth won Dutchman Jurjen van Velde and Beau Greaves from England. The pairs boys title won the Irish pair Heffernan/Barry, the girls title the English pair Greaves/Reeves. The Team contest of the boys won the Dutch team.
Winner of the BDO Wolverhampton Classic was Scott Baker, the Wolverhampton Open were won by Dave Parletti.



14. July
Smith wins in Shanghai
With an 8:2 win over Rob Cross in the final of the Shanghai Darts Masters Michael Smith won his first World Series title. Smith before defeated in the quarterfinals the last Asian representative Royden Lam and eliminated in the semifinals Michael van Gerwen. Cross - who couldn't keep up in the final his perfomances in the earlier rounds - defeated in the quarterfinals James Wade and prevailed in the semi-finals against Peter Wright.
Matches, Results, Statistics



12. July
Shangai Darts Masters
Tomorrow in Shanghai the Shanghai Darts Masters will begin, the next event of the PDC World Series. For the PDC again Gary Anderson, Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen, Daryl Gurney, Rob Cross, James Wade, Peter Wright and Gerwny Price will stand at the oche. They will play against the Asian qualifiers Royden Lam, Xiaochen Zonh, Lihao Wen, Lourence Ilagan. Chengan Liu, Hailong Chen, Segio Asada and Yuanjun Liu. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play first round against Lihao Wen.
The tournament will again be streamed live by the Official PDC Stream.
Matches, Results, Statistics



Results...

Welshman Jim Williams and Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova won the Gateway BDO International Open. Winners of the RedDragion Welsh Open were David Parletti and Fallon Sherrock.
The Apatin Open titles won Serbian Oliver Ferenc and Hungarian Veronika Ihasz. Winner of the Open Youth event was Austrian Nico Langer.



Auckland Darts Masters
By now the field of participants of the Auckland Darts Masters is complete. The tournament will take place from 3. - 5. August. By the last qualifier qualified Mark McGrath, born in England who took part in the PDC World Championship 2015, and John Hurring.
The PDC will be represented in Auckland by Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Michael Smith and Raymond van Barneveld. The PDC Spieler will play against Corey Cadby, Cody Harris, Warren Parry, Hauoai Puha, Tim Pusey, Tahuna Irwin, Mark McGrath and John Hurring.
World Series of Darts



9. July
World Matchplay
The PDC now published the deteailled schedule of the first and second round of the PDC Wolrd Matchplay. The first round of the event will be played on 21, 22. and 23. July and the match between Adrian Lewis and James Wilson will open the tournamnt. Michael van Gerwen, favourit to win the event, will as well play on the first evening against Jeffrey de Zwaan. The match between Peter Wright and Jelle Klaasen on Monday night will be the last first round match. On 24. and 25. July the second round will take place, on 26. and 27. July the quarterfinals will be played, on 28. July the semi-finals and on 29. July the final.
Schedule, Participants



Dartoids World

Dartoid thinks from all what he reads and hears about North Korea's head of state Kim Jong-un he could well be a talented darts player. Will he invite Dartoid to learn more about the sport???
Dear Jong-un...



8. July
Anderson wins U.S. Masters
With an 8:4 win over Rob Cross Gary Anderson won in Las Vegas the U.S.Masters. Anderson defeated on the second day of the tournament Dawson Murschell - the only North American player who had survived the first round and a strong James Wade in the semi-finals. Cross prevaied over Michael Smith and Peter Wright. Last year's winner Michael van Gerwen lost in the quarterfinals with 3:8 against James Wade.
The eight players and the PDC now travels on to Shanghai where on 13. and 14. July the Shanghai Darts Masters will take place.
Results, Statistics



6. July
World Matchplay
During the North American Championship in Las Vegas the draw for the World Matchplays took place. The bookmakers favourit to win the event - Michael van Gerwen - will open his tournament against Jeffrey de Zwaan who defeated him during the UK Open. Debutant Max Hopp will play first round against Ian White who recently defeated him in Hamburg.
World Matchplay Draw



U.S. Darts Masters
Today Las Vegas the U.S.Darts Masters will begin, the second event of the World Series of Darts 2018.
In the first round eight PDC Pros will play against eight Northamerican players. Those will be the same eight players who qualified by the qualifiers for the North American Championship. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play in the first round against the newly crowned North American Champion Jeff Smith. The only North American who survived the first round of the event last year - Dawson Murschell - will this year play in the first round against Gerwyn Price.
The tournament again is streamed by the Official PDC Stream.
Matches, Results, Statistics
Tournament Information



Jeff Smith wins North American Championship
With a 6:4 win over John Norman Jnr Jeff Smith wins North American Championship and so cecures himself a place in the PDC World Championship 2019.
Smith reached the final with wins over Ross Snook and Danny Lauby while Norman first white washed David Cameron and than won a close match against gewann Dawson Murschell who missed the winning double in his attempt.



5. July
North American Championship
Before the U.S. Darts Masters, the second event of this year's PDC World Series of Darts, the North American Championship will take place today in Las Vegas. The winner of the event will get a place in the PDC World Championship 2019.
Four qualifiers took place by which eight players qualified for both the North American Championship and the U.S. Darts Masters. Qualfied are: Jeff Smith, Dawson Murschell. John Norman Jnr, DJ Sayre, David Cameron, Ross Snook, who already took part in the PDC World Championship 2017, Joseph Huffmann and Daniel Lauby.
The North American Championship will be streamed tonight from eight p.m. BST by the Official PDC Stream.



Darts Performance Centre 01 Darts (Elementary range)
Of course beside the Elementary 02 Darts there exist as well the Elementary 01 Darts of the Darts Performance Centre. They as well came on the market recently and stand out due to a very special grip. Here the first of two reviews of this dart.
DPC Elementary 01 Darts



2. July
World Matchplay
After the European Darts Matchplay the field of participants in the World Matchplay in Blackpool now is known.
With Jonny Clayton, Max Hopp, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Jermaine Wattimena and Steve Lennon there will be five debutants in Blackpool this year.
World Matchplay



1. July
Van Gerwen wins European Darts Matchplay
Michael van Gerwen won in Hamburg the European Darts Matchplay with an 8:2 win over William O'Connor. His way in the final on finals day went over wins against Robert Thornton, Ian White and Stephen Bunting. William O'Connor - who entered the tournament as unseeded qualifier - defeated on finals day Kim Huybrechts, Mensur Suljovic and Andy Boulton. Van Gerwen won in Hamburg already for the third time, O'Connor reached the final of an European Tour event for the first time.
Results
Statistics



30. June
European Darts Matchplay - Day 3
Tomorrow in Hamburg the tournament will be played to the end. In the afternoon the third round will be played, in the evening session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final.
One of the highlights of day 2 to be sure was the performance of Michael van Gerwen who not only had with 104.87 the till now highest average of the event but threw a nine-darter as well. It was the first nine-darter on the European Tour in five years. Beside seven seeded players the last four Home Nation Qualifiers were elimnated in the second round.
Results
Statistics



29. June
European Darts Matchplay - Day 2
Tomorrow in Hamburg the second round of the event will take place in which today's first round players will play against the seeded players.
There were no real upsets on day one. Four Host Nation Qauilifiers are still in the event: Robert Marijanovic - who played with 101.28 the highest average of day one, Maik Langendorf, Martin Schindler and Max Hopp.
Schedule
Statistics



28. June
European Darts Matchplay
Tomorrow in Hamburg the European Darts Matchplay will begin - the ninth event of the European Tour. As always on the first day in an afternoon- and an evening session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
As Peter Wright and Jim Brown withdrew there will be six instead of four Host Nation Qualifiers: Max Hopp, Renee Eidams, Robert Marijanovic, Martin Schindler, Dragutin Horvat and Maik Langendorf. By the European Qualifier Cristo Reyes, Vincent van der Voort, Ronny Huybrechts, Mike de Decker, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Jermaine Wattimena, Mario Robbe and Jelle Klaasen qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



White wins in Barnsley
For the second time this year Ian White won a PDC Players Championship. This time he defeated in the final Darren Webster with 6:3. The semi-finals reached Steve Beaton and Adrian Lewis who threw during the event a nine-darter against Daryl Gurney.
Results



World Matchplay
By the two Players Championships there were some changes in the PDC rankings. Adrian Lewis now is qualified by the Order of Merit as a seeded player for the World Matchplay while Kim Huybrechts now dropped out of the seeded players. Jelle Klaasen is at the moment no longer qualified - he was replaced by Richard North in the Pro Tour Order of Merit. After the European Darts Matchplay which will begin tomorrow in Hamburg the field of participants will stand firm.
World Matchplay



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



27. June
King wins in Barnsley
For the first time in almost four years Mervyn King won a PDC title. He defeated in the final of the 15. Players Championships James Wade with 6:2. The semi-finals reached Mark Webster and Steve Beaton. Ian White, Jarred Cole, Rob Cross and Michael Smith were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Results



Results...
Winners of the Austria Open in Vienna were Belgian Roger Janssen and Hungarian Veronika Ihasz. The youth titles won Gergely Lakatos and Tamara Kovacs from Hungary.
The titles of the New Zealand Masters went to Cody Harris and Jo Steed. Winnery of the Canadian Open were Nick Smith and Maria Mason.
Winners of the Six Nations Cup were the English ladies team and the Dutch men's team. Deta Hedman und Martijn Kleermaker were Lady and Man of the Tournament.



WDF Europe Cup Youth
The WDF Europe Cup Youth will be played from 12. - 15. July in Ankara in Turkey. Boys from 14 countries and girls from 11 countries will take part.
The draw already took place and you can find it here: WDF Europe Cup Youth



26. June
World Matchplay
The World Matchplay will be the next big PDC tournament in the PDC calender. How the field of participants looks before the last two Players Championships which count for the qualification for the tournament looks like you can find here:
World Matchplay



25. June
Pro Tour
Tomorrow and on Wednesday in Barnsley the Players Championships 15 and 16 will take place. Those are the last two Players Championships which still count for the World Matchplay qualification.
Mensur Suljovic, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld didn't register for Barnsley.
Participants, Results



Suljovic wins Danish Darts Open
With a 8:3 win over Simon Whitlock Mensur Suljovic won the Danish Darts Open. Suljovic reached the final with wins over Ryan Joyce, Darren Webster, Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis. Whitlock defeated during the tournament Jermaine Wattimena, Ricky Evans, Peter Wright and Steve West to reach the final.
Report Final



Interview with Mark McGeeney
Mark McGeeney is at the moment the number 2 of the BDO and the number 4 of the WDF. Last year he stood in the final of the Winmau World Masters where he was defeated by Krzysztof Ratajski. In January he reached the final of the BDO World Champion and lost to Glen Durrant. As last year he again will take part in the Grand Slam of Darts in November in Wolverhampton.
To the Interview



24. June
Danish Darts Open - Day Three
On the third day of the Danish Darts Open the tournament will be played to the end in an afternoon and an evening session. We had a big upset in the afternoon session: the favorite to win the event, Michael van Gerwen, was eliminated third round by Brendan Dolan.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



23. June
Danish Darts Open - Day Two
On the second day of the tournament in an afternoon - and an evening session the second round will be played. The first round winners play against the seeded players. From the Home Nation Qualifiers Madars Razma and Darius Labanauskas are still in the tournament.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



22. June
Danish Darts Open
By now the draw and the detailed schedule of the first and second round were published.
Players like Adrian Lewis, Jermaine Wattimena, Paul Nicholson and Max Hopp will already stand at the oche today in the first round. Favourite Michael van Gerwen will play in his first match tomorrow night against the winner aof the match between Robert Thornton and Scott Taylor.
By the Host Nation Qualifier Per Laursen, Brian Lokken, Darius Labanauskas and Dennis Nilsson qualified for the event.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



21. June
Danish Darts Open
Tomorrow in Copenhagen in Denmark the Danish Darts Open will begin - the eigth event of the PDC European Tour and the first that will take place in Scandinavia.
As always on the first day the first round will take place in which only the qualifier swill take part. The will be an afternoon- and an evening session.
Tonight in Copenhagen the Host Nation Qualifier will be played.
Participants



18. June
Wins for Cross and Wright in Wigan
In Wigan at the weekend both Rob Cross and Peter Wright won a Players Championship.
Rob Cross won the 13. Players Championship on Saturday defeating Ian White in the final. In the semi-finals stood Jermaine Wattimea and Stephen Bunting. On Sunday Cross again stood in the final but this time lost to Peter Wright. The semi-finals reached Michael Smith and again Jermaine Wattimena.
On Friday the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour events in Hamburg and Hildesheim took place. James Wilson, Darren Johnson, Justin Pipe, Andy Boulton and Robert Thornton managed to qualify for both events.
European Tour 9 Hamburg
European Tour 10 Hildesheim



German Masters
During the DDV tournament weekend in Kirchheim Monique Lessmeister and Ricardo Pietreczko won the singles titles. Winners of the youth events were Christina Schuler and Tobias de Vriesere. The men's team tournament won the BDV 1 team. The BDV 1 team won the ladies team event as well. The German mixed championship was won by Anna Degel/Michael Unterbucner.



Ergebnisse...
During the EDO Tournament weekend Fallon Sherrock and Scott Mitchell won the National Singles and Lisa Ashton and Kyle McKinstry won the England Open. The youth titles of the Youth Grand Prix got Beau Greaves and Jack Vincent. The ladies pairs won the pair Sherrock/Gallagher, the men's pairs the pair Carrett/ Harbour.
Winner of the second event of the World Soft Dart Series in La Rochelle in France was Boris Krcmar.



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



14. June
Pro Tour weekend in Wigan
Tomorrow the next PDC Pro Tour weekend will begin in Wigan. On Friday the UK Qualifiers for the next two European Tour Events in Hamburg and Hildesheim will take place. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 13 and 14 will be played. Raymond van Barneveld didn't register for the weekend.
Participants, Results



Darts Performance Centre 02 darts (Elementary range)
The Darts Performance Centre brought some more darts on the market: the Elementary Darts. The Elementary Darts are thought for grass-root players who wnt to improve and look for a high quality but affordable prized dart.
In our first elementard darts review Adrian Uncerwood has a very close look on the Elementary 02, which help by their deep ringed barrels to place your fingers and with their tapered nose to group your darts tighter.
DPC Elementary 02 Darts



12. June
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit, the Development Tour Order of Merit and the Nordic an Baltic Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



11. June
Van Gerwen wins in Gibraltar

The number 1 of the world Michael van Gerwen was not to be stopped in Gibraltar and won the Gibraltar Darts Trophy with a 8:3 win over the slowly returning to best form Adrian Lewis. Van Gerwen defeated on finals day beside Lewis Andy Boulton, Jonny Clayton and Steve West. Lewis prevailed over James Wade, Peter Wright and the as well again getting near his best form Paul Nicholson.
Report Final



Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan the next four PDC Development Events took place. German Martin Schindler won on Saturday both events and reached the quarterfinals on Sunday once.
The two Events on Sunday were won by Ryan Meikle and Ted Evetts who now heads the Development Tour table.
Development Tour



Results...
German Michael Unterbuchner won on Saturday the Swiss Open and stood on Sunday in the final of the Helvetia Open where he lost to Nick Kenny. Fallon Sherrock won both women's titles. The youth titles went to Marcel Steinacher and Nico Langer both from Austria.
Winners both of the Belfry and Bruges Open were Jim Williams and Fallon Sherrock. The youth titles both times won Layla Brussel and Daan Bastiaansen. Winners of the New Zealand Canterbury Open were Mark McGrath and Tara Mears. The Lithunian Open were won by Lithunian Darius Labanauskas and Helen Sunderlin from Sweden.



10.June
Gibraltar Darts Trophy - Day 3
On the third day of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy the third round, quarterinfals, semi-finals and the final will take place. In the afternoon session the third round will be played, in the evening the tournament will be played to the end.
Results
Statistics



9. June
Gibraltar Darts Trophy - Day 2
On the second day of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy the first round winners play against the seeded players. In the afternoon session with Stephen Bunting, Darren Webster and Ian White already three of the seeded players were eliminated. The only German in the field of participants - Max Hopp - defeated Ian White convincingly with 6:4 while the Austrain qualifier Hannes Schnier had no chance against Jonny Clayton. None of the Host Nation Qualifiers survived the first round.
Results
Statistics



8. June
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today in Gibraltar the Gibraltar Darts Trophy will begin, the seventh event of the PDC European Tour.
As always on the first day the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers will take part. An afternoon- and an evening session will take place.
Last Night the Host Nation was played. Antony Lopez, Clayton Otton, Roy Asquez und Tony Dawkins qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



6. June
PDC World Championship 2019

Here now the more detailed information of the PDC World Championship 2019 including the schedule and an overvioew over the qualifiers.
Schedule, Participants, Format



4. June
PDC World Championship 2019
The PDC published fist informations about the PDC World Championship 2019.
Here a first short version: The World Championship will take place from 13. December 2018 to 1. January 2019. 96 players will take part as the number of international qualifiers will be increased by 24. Among them there'll be them two female players. One will come from an UK qualifier, the other from a "rest of the world" qualifier. There will be no preliminary round any longer but the seeded players- as before the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit - will only enter the tournament in the second round. Tickets for PDCTVAnnual Subscribers will go on sale on 23. July. The general sale will start on 31. July.



BDO World Darts Trophy
Winners of this year's BDO World Darts Trophy were Glen Durrant and Fallon Sherrock. Sherrock defeated in the women's final Lorraine Winstanley while Durrant prevailed over German Michael Unterbuchner. For Unterbuchner it was after the BDO World Championship semi-finals the next big success on the BDO Circuit. Fallon Sherrocks average in the women's final was with 94.23 almost as high as Durrant's who had an 96.99 average in the final.



Team Netherlands wins PDC World Cup
While in the semi-final between Scotland and Australia only the double decided a Scottish win Team Netherlands won both singles against Team Belgium and by this progressed into the final. Though Gary Anderson won his first single match against Raymond van Barneveld the final was dominated by the Dutch team which defended the title with a 3:1 win over the number 1 seed.
Results
Report, Statistics



3. June
PDC World Cup - Finals Day
The final day of the PDC World Cup started with the quarterfinals which took place in the afternoon session. The German Team had no chance at all against the reigning champion Nertherlands and was elimnated. The same happened to Team Japan which had no chance against number 1 seed Team Scotland. The matches Australia v Wales and England v Belgium needed a double to decide the winner. While Wales couldn't keep up with Australia in the double Team Belgium showed in the double against Team England its so far best performance and progressed into the semi-finals where it will play in the evening session against Team Netherlands. In the other semi-finale Team Scotland and Team Australia will meet.
Results



2. June
PDC World Cup - Third Day
Today in Frankfurt in an afternoon- and an evening session the second round of the World Cups takes place.
Each match starts with two singles, should it be necessary a double will follow to decide the match.
Results
Statistics



1. June
PDC World Cup - Second Day
The second first round evening was the more thrilling and more high class first round evening. Team Netherlands proved without doubts it wants to defend the title and defeated Gibraltar 5:0. There were two close matches between Northern Ireland and Poland and Belgium and the Republic of Ireland. Both matches were won by the seeded team 5:4. Host country Germany showed a convincing performance against Sweden. Team England impressed and progressed to the second round as well as did Singapore, Finland and South Africa.
Tomorrow the second round will be played in an afternoon- and an evening session. In all matches first two singles will be played followed - should it be necessary - by a double match.
Results
Statistics



PDC World Cup
Today the first round of the tournament will conclude.
Tonight reigning champion Team Netherlands will begin its campaing against Gibraltar in the last match of the evening. The "new" Team England - Dave Chisnall and Rob Cross - will play against the Czech Republic and the home team Germany will play against Team Sweden.



31. May
PDC World Cup - First Day
This year again on the first day of the PDC World Cup we had an upset - the number 8 seed Team Austria lost against Team Japan, the better team who deserved the win. The other three seeded teams - Wales, Australia and Scotland - progressed without bigger problems in the second round. Another but smaller upset was the clear 5:1 win of Team Brazil over Team Denmark. With Canada, Spain and Switzerland the other three matches had the expected winners.
Tomorrow night the first round will be played to the end. Among others Team Netherlands and the German team will stand at the oche.
Results
Report, Statistics



PDC World Cup
Today in theF Eissporthalle in Frankfurt the PDC World Cup will begin. The tournament will be opened by the match between Team Canada and Team Italy. Highlights of the first evening could be the matches between Australia and Hong Kong and Scotland and the USA. In the first round only doubles will be played.
Preview PDC



European Tour
Last Night in Frankfurt the European Qualifiers for the next two European Tour events in Gibraltar and Copenhagen took place. Three players managed to qualify for both events: Max Hopp, Jermaine Wattimena and Cristo Reyes.
ET 7 - Gibraltar
ET 8 - Copenhagen



30. May
PDC World Cup

Tomorrow in Frankfurt the PDC World Cup will begin. Again the Darts Performance Centre will be there as sponsor, supporter and companion of the brazilian team. Beforehand it has a view on the participating teams.
Preview Darts Performance Centre



At the death Eric Bristow
Of course at the sudden passing away of Eric Bristow many companions reacted with comments and articles.
Among those who already knew Eric Bristow before his career really started is the darts promoter and former darts wholesaler Dr. Eddie Norman. He met Eric first 1976 in the Crafty Cockney - the pub in California whom Bristow owed his later nickname.
Eric Bristow - Eddie Norman remembers



29. May
BDO World Darts Trophy
Tomorrow in Preston the BDO World Darts Trophy will begin. Reigning champion Peter Machin will open his campaign against James Hurrell while the BDO number 1 Glen Durrant wilol play first round against Dafydd Edwards.
Schedule and Results one can find here BDO Darts
The tournament is streamed live by the BDO YouTube Channel



Results...
Fallon Sherrock and Jim Williams dominated at the weekend the Cuesoul Belfry and the Bruges Open in Brussels and won both titles. Quite similar were the youth events - Rene Molendijk and Layla Brussel won both titles.
Winners of the Polish Open events were Carl Wilkinson and Deta Hedman in the senior events and Daan Bastiaansen from the Netherlands and Natja Skovlund from Denmark in the youth events. The titles of the Polish Masters secured Dutchman Kay Smeets and Poland's Karolina Podgorska. The youth titles went to Dutchman Levy Frauenfelder and Russian Ksenia Klochek.
Winners of the Russian Kalashnikow Cups were Boris Koltsov and Alisa Burykina. The Finnish Open were won by Russian Boris Koltsov and Norwigian Rachna David. The youth title won Alex Petursson from Iceland. Title winners of the Finnish Masters were Swede Andreas Harryson and Kirsi Viinikainen from Finland.



28. May
Development Tour
At the weekend in Hildesheim four events of the Development Tour took place and there were four different winners.
On Saturday Rowby-John Rodriguez and Kenny Neyens won once each, on Sunday it were Luke Humphries and Ted Evetts. Best German participant was Martin Schindler who twice stood under the last 16 and once reached a semi-final.
Development Tour



Suljovic wins German Darts Masters
With a 8:2 win in the final against Belgier Dimitri van den Bergh Mensur Suljovic won his first World Series of Darts title. Before Suljovic defeated in the semi-finals a disappointing Peter Wright while Dimitri van den Bergh - who had eliminated Michael van Gerwen in the quarterfinals - prevailed in a close match over Gary Anderson.
The eight German participants didn't survive the first round.
Results



24. May
German Darts Masters
Tomorrow the German Darts Masters will be played - this year as a mixed darts and music event.
In the afternoon in two sessions the first round will be played, in the evening follow quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final. The match between Raymond van Barneveld and Manfred Bilderl will open the tournament.
Preview



21. May
German Darts Masters
The German Darts Masters, the first tournament of this year's World Series of Darts, will be played on 25. May in Gelsenkirchen. Eight players representing the PDC will play against eight German players. Reigning champion Peter Wright will play as last year in the first round against Dragutin Horvat. The German number 1 - Max Hopp - will play in the first round against the number 1 of the world - Michael van Gerwen.
Participants, Schedule



Wins for Anderson and Payne in Milton Keynes
The two Players Championships in Milton Keynes were won by Gary Anderson and Josh Payne. On Saturday Gary Anderson got the title with a win over German Gabriel Clemens. In the semifinals stood Peter Wright and Darren Webster. On Sunday won Josh Payne who defeated in the final Peter Wright. The semi-finals reached Brendan Dolan and Ian White.



UK Qualifiers European Tour Events 7 + 8
Seven players mnaged to qualify for the European Tour Event in Gibraltar and the event in Kopenhagen: Adrian Lewis, Robert Thornton, Paul Nicholson, Brendan Dolan, Adam Huckvale, Chris Dobey and Steve West.
The European Qualifier for the two events will be played before the PDC World Cup in Frankfurt.
ET 7 - Gibraltar
ET 8 - Copenhagen



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



18. May
Pro Tour Weekend in Milton Keynes
Today in Milton Keynes the next PDC Pro Tour weekend begins. Today the UK Qualifiers for the next two European Tour Events in Gibraltar and Copenhagen will be played. Tomorrow and on Sunday the Players Championships 11 and 12 will take place.
Participants, Results



PDC World Cup
The PDC now published the draw and the detailed schedule of the World Cup of Darts. Reigning champion team Netherlands will play against team Gibraltar in the first round. In the second round Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will play either Hungary or South Africa.
The World Cup will take place from 31. May till 3. June in Frankfurt.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



17. May
Van Gerwen defends Premier League Title
With an impressive performance - probably his best of the Premier League Saison - Michael van Gerwen defeated Michael Smith in the Premier League final with 11:4 and defended his Premier League title.
Before van Gerwen defeated Rob Cross in the semi-finals with 10:6. Michael Smith prevailed with the same result over Gary Anderson.
Results
Bericht, Statistics



16. May
Premier League
Tomorrow the Premier League Play-Offs will be played in the 02 Arena in London.
In the first semi-final reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet world champion Rob Cross. After that Gary Anderson will play against Michael Smith.
The betting companies see Michael van Gerwen as favorit to win the tournament.
Preview Play-Offs



15. May
PDC World Cup
Now all teams who will take part in the PDC World Cup are now. Seeded are as last year the teams from Scotland, England, the Netherlands, Australia, Wales, Northern Ierland, Belgium and Austria. But the composite of some of the teams changed - so for example for England Dave Chisnall and Rob Cross will play and for Austria Mensur Suljovic will be joined by Zoran Lerchbacher.
The World Cup will be played from 31. May to 3. June in Frankfurt.
Participants, Schedule



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



Van Gerwen wins Dutch Darts Masters
Michael van Gerwen defended in Zwolle his Dutch Darts Masters title with a 8:5 win against Steve Lennon though he didn't show his best performance. In the semif-finals he only just prevailed 7:6 over Daryl Gurney. Steve Lennon defeated in the semi.finals Kim Huybrechts with 7:5.
Results



11. May
Dutch Darts Masters
Today in Zwolle in the Netherlands the Dutch Darts Masters will begin, the sixth event of the PDC European Tour.
As always on the first day the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers will take part. An afternoon- and an evening session will take place.
Last Night the Host Nation was played. Christian Kist, Jermaine Wattimena, Jan Dekker and Jeffrey de Graaf qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



PDC World Cup
The PDC more teams which will play in the event. Team Germany will again consist of Max Hopp and Martin Schindler. But there will be quite a few names in the national teams as well. Rob Cross will this year stand at the ocche together with Dave Chisnall as Team England. Jonny Clayton will for the first time together with Gerwyn Price represent Wales and Steve Lennon with William O'Connor will play for the Republic of Ireland.
The World Cup will be played from 31. May to 3. June in Frankfurt.
Participants, Schedule



German Darts Masters
The field of participants of the German Darts Masters, the first event of this year's World Series of Darts, was now announced.
Beside the PDC representants Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Mensur Suljovic, Raymond van Barneveld, reigning champion Peter Wright and Dimitri van den Bergh Max Hopp and Martin Schindler as the top two ranked German players in the PDC Order of Merit and six superleague Germany players Gabriel Clemens, Manfred Bilderl, Stefan Stoyke, Robert Marijanovic, Nico Kurz and Dragutin Horvat will take part.
World Series of Darts



10. May
Premier League - 15. League Day
The last league day of Premier League ended with three draws and a win - for Gary Anderson. Anderson - who had lost his last two league matches and was even in risk to lose his play-off place - defeated Michael van Gerwen in front of the delighted Scottish crowd 7:5 and and even moved up to the third place in the table. He will now play in the semi-finals next Thursday against Michael Smith while Rob Cross will play against Michael van Gerwen.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The 15. and last league day of Premier League will take place in Aberdeen.
Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith and Rob Cross are already through to the play-offs. Gary Anderson needs to win three legs against Michael van Gerwen to get the fourth play-off place. Daryl Gurney would need a clear win over Peter Wright and a clear win of van Gerwen over Gary Anderson to get into the play-offs. The other players all hope to end the season with a positive sign.
Preview fifteenth League Day



8. May
PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend four Challenge Tour Events were played in Wigan statt. Michael Barnard won two of the tournaments and by this strengthend his first place in the Challenge Tour Order of Merit. The other two events were won by New Zealand's Cody Harris and by Adam Huckvale. For both it was the first win on the Challenge Tour.
Challenge Tour



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



6. May
Van Gerwen wins in Sindelfingen
With a 8:3 win over James Wade Michael van Gerwen won the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen. Van Gerwen was the dominating player of the event and averaged in all his matches over 100.
The Dutchman reached the final with wins over Darren Webster, Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith on finals day while Wade defeated Rob Cross, Simon Whitlock and Danny Noppert to reach the final.
Results
Statistics



5. May
European Darts Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the European Darts Grand Prix the first round winners played against the seeded players. Six of the seeded players didn't survive the second round: Jelle Klaasen, Gerwyn Price, Kim Huybrechts, Daryl Gurney, Mervyn King and John Henderson.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



4. May
European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Sindelfingen the European Darts Grand Prix will begin, the fifth event of the PDC European Tour.
As always on the first day the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part. An afternoon and an evening session will take place.
Last night the Host Nation Qualifier for the event took place. As Adrian Lewis has withdrawn due to illness five places were available. The qualifiers were Max Hopp, Martin Schinlder, Gabriel Clemens, Christian Bunse and Robert Marjanovic.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



European Qualifier Sindelfingen and Zwolle
Last night in Sindelfingen the European Qualifier for the European Tour Events in Sindelfingen and Zwolle took place. Only Toni Alcinas managed to qualify for both events. Beside for Sindelfingen qualified Vincent van der Voort, Danny Noppert, Mats Gies, Jan Dekker, Mareno Michaels, Jermaine Wattimena and Dimitri van den Bergh. For Zwolle beside Alcinas Cristo Reyes, Mike de Dekker, Rowby -John Rodriguez and with Michael Rosenauer, Dragutin Horvat, Tobias Müller and Kevin Münch four German players qualified.



3. May
Premier League - 14. League Day
It will be only decided only the final League Day of Premier League next week who'll get the fourth Play-Off place as Daryl Gurney got a draw against Michael Smith while Gary Anderson lost to Raymond van Barneveld. Michael van Gerwen could not be stopped by Rob Cross and Peter Wright won against Simon Whitlock.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The 14. Spieltag of Premier League is played in Birmingham.
On the penultimate League Day of Premier League Rob Cross, Michael Smith and Gary Anderson have to make sure they'll be in the Play-Offs. Michael van Gerwen has already qualified. Gary Anderson on the other side still could be ousted by Daryl Gurney from the fourth place in the table. The other three players no longer have a chance to qualify for the Play-Offs but would like to end the season on a high.
Preview Fourteenth League Day



2. May
PDC World Cup
By now more participating teams have qualified. Beside well known faces like Larry Butler and Darin Young for the USA or Boris Koltsov and Alexandr Oreshkin for Russia, we will se dubutants as well. Surprisingly for the Chinese team with Momo Zhou a woman qualified. She will be after Anastasia Dobromyslova in 2010 only the second woman to take part in the tournament.
Participants, Schedule



Coaching Clinic
In the newest Coaching Clinic the question is adressed whether you really can benefit from defeats and how you get the most from losing.
You Loser! We look at getting the maximum benefit from losing.












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