European Darts Open

The European Darts Open are the first European Tour Event of the year and will be played from will be played from 22. - 24. March 2019 in Leverkusen.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information


Premier League

From 7. February till 23. May this year's Premier League will be played - with one exception every Thursday. The eight League Day will already take place on Wednesday, 27. March. On the following day is Judgement Night.
Participnats, Schedule
Tournament Information


New Columns
13. Dezember

Coaching Clinic 54:
Your Darts! The Most Important Piece Of Your Kit!


Dartoid prepares for a journey to South Africa:
Preparing for darts in Cape Town


Adam "Thorn" Smith between Panama and Costa Rica :
"Pairs in Panama, Mixed Trios in Costa Rica"




Interview with Michael Unterbuchner

Michael Unterbuchner chose another way than most of the other upcoming German players and plays with some success on the WDF/BDO Circuit. He qualified for the BDO World Championship.
To the Interview





20. March
UK Open Gallery

Finally - the complete UK Open 2019 Gallery!!!
Gallery



Adam "Thorn" Smith is traveling on

Thorn has arrived in Costa Rica and of course is immediately looking out for dartboards. With success - in Dominical you not only can surf you can play darts as well!
"Yo, Throw, Throw And A Bottle Of Rum"



19. March
Coaching Clinic
After the last Coaching Clinic dealt with the darts barrels, this blog of the Darts Performance Centre has a view on the often unjustly ignored Shafts and Flights.
Flights and Shafts



Sylt Open/Classic
Winners of the Sylt Classic were Daniel Zygla and Irina Armstrong. The youth events won Dominik Grüllich and Christina Schuler.
Christina Schuler won the girls event of the Sylt Open as well, the boys' event winner was David Schlichtig. The titles went to Aaron Rahlfs and Lisa Zollikofer.



Results...
Martijn Kleermaker won both the West Fries Masters and the West Fries Open. The ladies titles went to Deta Hedamn and Kirsty Hutchinson. The youth event of the West Fries Masters won Danny Jansen.
The men's pairs of the Torremolinos Festival of Darts won Lee Stanley and Robert Hawker. Grace Crane and Anna Madigan won the ladies pairs. The torremolinos Classic were won by Nick Fullwell and Dana Gleed, the titles of the Torremolinos Open secured Paula Jacklin and Thibault Tricole.
Winners of the Canadian Hub City Open were Dave Cameron and Hayley Crowley.



18. March

Chisnall and Lewis win in Wigan

Dave Chisnall and Adrian Lewis won the two Players Championships in Wigan at the weekend. Dave Chisnall won on Saturday the seventh Players Championship and defeated in the final Daryl Gurney. In the semi-finals stood Mark McGeeney and Gerwyn Price. On Sunday Adrian Lewis for the first time in almost two years got a win on the Pro Tour. He defeated in the final Raymond van Barneveld. The semi-finals reached Jonny Clayton and Keegan Brown.
Participants, Results
Pro Tour



Qualifiers European Tour
The Pro Tour weekend in Wigan started on Friday with the UK and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4 in Munic and Saarbrücken. From the German speaking Tour Card holders only Gabriel Clemens qualified for both events while Martin Schindler qualified for ET 3. Raymond van Barneveld managed to qualify for Saarbrücken. By the UK Qualifiers qualified eight players - among them Steve Beaton, Stephen Bunting and Kyle Anderson - for both events.
ET 3 - Munic
ET 4 - Saarbrücken



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



15. March
Pro Tour Wigan
Today in Wigan the next Pro tour weekend will begin with the UK and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4 in Munic and Saarbruecken. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 7 + 8 will take place.
Mensur Suljovic and Corey Cadby will not be in Wigan.
Participants, Results



14. March
Premier League - Sixth League Day
At his Premier League debut Nathan Aspinall couldn't take up the performances which let him win the UK Open and lost with 2:7 against a solid playing Michael Smith. The battle between Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen was a one sided affair which van Gerwen won due to his better hitting rate on the doubles. Besides Mensur Suljovic and Rob Cross won convincingly 7:3 gegen James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld. The last match of the night between Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney ended in a draw that didn't do justive to Wright's better performance.
Table, Results
Bericht, Statistics



Results...
Winners of the Isle of Man Open were Laura Turner and Scott Waites.The Isle of Man Classic were won by Lorraine Winstanley and Richard Veenstra. In the Isle of Man Masters setzten sich Lisa Ashton and Wesley Harms prevailed. The ladies pairs of the Isle of Man Festival of Darts won Casey Gallagher and Fallon Sherrock, the men's pairs title won Rob Collins and Andy Jenkins. In the youth final Luke Littler defeated Beau Greaves with 5:1. Veenstra, who besides was the runner-up of the Isle of Man Open, moved with this successful weekend up to the head of the BDO Rankings.
Winners of the Australian Newcastle Classic were Tori Kewish and Mal Cuming. The youth events won Kaiden Wettig-Wallace and Vanessa James.



13. March
Premier League - Preview Sixth League Day
For the sixth League Night Premier League travels to Nottingham.
UK Open Winner Nathan Aspinall will replace Gary Anderson at the oche and play in the first match of the night against Michael Smith against whom he lost in the semi-finals of the World Championship. Besides UK Open runner-up Gerwyn Price will play against Michael van Gerwen. Price is still unbeaten in this year's Premier League.
Preview
Schedule



The third day of UK Open

In the focus of the third UK Open article are the darts on the final day of the tournament. Besides we walk in Coleridge's tracks to Lynmouth, Lynton and in the Valley of Rocks, the final destination of the Coleridge Way.
The third day of the UK Open



12. March
Unicorn Superleague Germany
At the weekend the second Superleague weekend of the year took place. Oustanding player of the weekend was Gabriel Clemens who won all his 15 matches and now heads the table. On the second place sits Nico Kurz who won ten matches. Ricardo Pietreczko had called off for the weekend and all his matches are rated as 6:0 wins for his opponents.
Superleague Germany



11. March
The second day of the UK Open
The UK Open are always over so fast that I just can't find the time for my articles... But here now is the second article about the second day of the UK Open and about über Coleridge's connection to a second point of interest on the Coleridge Way - the small town Porlock.
The second day of the UK Open



Nordic and Baltic Tour
On the Nordic and Baltic Tour a tournament weekend took place as well. The two events were won by Madars Razma and Dennis Nilsson. Madars Razma is now heading the ranking. Besides qualifiers for the European Tour events were played. Dennis Nilsson qualified for both ET 7 and ET 8. As well for ET 8 Teuvo Haverinnen qualified. For ET 9 Daniel Larsson qualified, for ET 10 Cor Dekker.
Nordic and Baltic Tour



PDC Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four tournaments of the Development Tour were played. Ted Evetts won both on Saturday as on sunday one event and heads the Development Tour Order of Merit. The other two winners were Nathan Rafferty and Ryan Meikle. Rafferty besides reached the finsl of the first event.
Development Tour



8. March
Premier League - Fifth League Day
The most impressive performance of the fifth league day in Aberdeen showed James Wade who defeated Daryl Gurney with an 109.59 average 7:0 and moved up to the first place of the table. Beside him Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright won their matches.
But in the limelight in Aberdeen stood the last match of night in which Michael van Gerwen played against John Henderson. To the the delight of the Scottish fans Henderson with a strong appearance managed a draw.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



6. March
Premier League - Preview Fifth League Day
The fifth League night takes place in Aberdeen.
John Henderson will replace Gary Anderson and play in the last match of the night against Michael van Gerwen. Henderson has already beaten van Gerwen once in the World Grand Prix 2017.
Preview
Schedule



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



Aspinall wins UK Open
This year the UK Open had a surprise winner: Nathan Aspinall defeated in the final Rob Cross with 11:5 and got his first PDC Major title. From both players it was compared to their other performances during the event not their best match and it was dominated from the start by Aspinall.
Aspinall before defeated in a close semi-final Gerwyn Price 10:9 and just prevented a comeback win of the Welshman. Cross not too much problems with a drained looking Michael Smith and won with 11:7.
Report, Statistics Finals Day



3. March
UK Open - Quarterfinals
None of the UK Open quarterfinals was a really close match. Rob Cross won with 10:7 against Josh Payne though he didn't show a brilliant performance. Both player were clinical on their doubles. Michael Smith played despit his injury with almost 101 the best average and Steve Beaton had no chance at all. Gerwyn Price again played strong and dominated the match after an evenly matched start. Ross Smith almost fell in despair against Nathan Aspinall and lost 6:10 though he had the best double hitting rate of all quarterfinals players.
In the semi-finals first Gerwyn Price will play against Nathan Aspinall. In the second semi-final Rob Cross and Michael Smith will meet.
Draw Semifinals
Statistics Quarterfinals



UK Open
On Finals Day of the UK Open the event will played to the end in two sessions. In the afternoon the quarterfinals will be played, in the evening session Semi-Finals and Final. All matches take place on main stage.
Eight players are still in the event: Rob Cross, Josh Payne, Michael Smith, Gerwyn Price, Nathan Aspinall, Ross Smith, Simon Stevenson and Steve Beaton. None of them till now won the UK Open so there will be a new name on the trophy.
Results, Participants, Schedule



The First Day of the UK Open
This year Global Darts is again at the UK Open and this year there was no snow storm... Of course the main topic of the articles are the darts of the events. Besides they deal with the Coleridge Way, who leads through the Quantock Hills and the Exmoor National Park and with the eponymous poet.
The First Day of the UK Open



2.March
UK Open - Day 2
On the second day with James Wade the last former UK Open Champion still in the event was eliminated in the sixth round. So this year on the trophy a new name will appear. Beside Ross Smith as surprising Simon Stevenson reached the quarterfinals who won on the second day against Kim Huybrechts and Dave Chisnall. Another surprise player in the quarterfinals is Steve Beaton. Besides Nathan Aspinall, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith - still under pain -, Rob Cross and Josh Payne progressed into the quarterfinals.
Draw Quarterfinals
Report



UK Open
On the second day of the UK Open the fifth and second round of the event will be played in an afternoon - and an evening session.
As the top favourites Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson were already eliminated it's new an open-ended event
Results, Schedule, Participants Draw Sixth Round



1. March
UK Open - Day 1
The first day of the UK Open brought many upsets. The two top favourites to win the tournament - Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson - were eliminated by Mervyn King and Steve Beaton. Eliminated as well were Raymond van Barneveld, who looked like he was not able to motivate himself and left the stage immediately, Adrian Lewis, BDO World Champion Glen Durrant and in the last match of the evening the former UK Open Champion Peter Wright. Of the former BDO players only Jamie Hughes is still in the event who impressed in all his four matches of the day. All Riley's amateur qualifiers are out of the event after the first day.
Draw Fifth Round
Report



UK Open
Today in Minehead the UK Open begin - this year in the bright spring sun instead of a snowstorm as last year.
In the afternoon session rounds 1-3 take place, in the evening session the fourth round, in which the Top 32 of the Order of Merit enter the event.
Results, Schedule, Participants



28. February
Premier League - Fourth League Day
The fourth League of Premier League whirled the table. Michael van Gerwen still heads it but lost for the first time this season against a convincing James Wade. So he is now only one point in advance. Gerwyn Price lost one point to Luke Humphries, Mensur Suljovic got his first win this season against Peter Wright. Daryl Gurney was demolished 1:7 by Rob Cross and Raymond van Barneveld lost to Michael Smith.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



27. February
Premier League - Preview Fourth League Day
For the fourth League Day Premier League travels to Exeter. Last year the League Day in Exeter had to be cancelled due to a red weather alert.
Luke Humphries will replace Gary Anderson and play against Gerwyn Price. Price won at the weekend two Players Championships in Barnsley. It probably will be a tough match for Humphries.
Preview
Schedule



26. February
UK Open
The draw for the first three rounds took place yesterday. Again it will be played on eight boards in three venues. As this year there will be more participants - instead the till now top 96 of the UK Open Order of Merit 127 Tour card Holders take part - one more round will be played. The session with the first three rounds will begin on Friday at 11 GMT. Before the evening session in which the fourth round will be played a new draw will take place. In the fourth round the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit will join the tournament.
In the first three rounds the format is Best of 11 Legs, fourth, fifth and sixth round and the quarterfinals will be Best of 19 Legs, in the semifinals and the final the format is Best of 21 Legs.
Draw 1 - 3 Round



25. February
UK Open
At the weekend Barry Lynn, Daniel Day, Callan Rydz and Brian Raman qualified by the Rileys Qualifiers for the event. The field of participants now is complete.
Gary Anderson announced that he will defend his title and stand at the oche in Minehead. Not in Minehead will be last year's runner-up Corey Cadby. So only 127 Tour Card holders will take part.
The draw for rounds 1 - 3 will take place today.
Participants



Price wins in Barnsley
Gerwyn Price won both Players Championships of the weekend. On Saturday - in the fifth Players Championship of the year - he defeated in the final German Gabriel Clemens. On Sunday he prevailed over Ricky Evans. For Clemens it was already the second Pro Tour final, for Evans the first one. In the semi-finals on Saturday stood Dave Chisnall and Danny Noppert. On Sunday besides Nathan Aspinall again Danny Noppert reached the semi-finals.
Ritchie Edhouse, Danny Noppert and Scott Baker threw nine-darters during the Players Championships.
Pro Tour



European Tour
To start the Pro Tour weekend in Barnsley the UK Qualifiers and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the first two European Tour Events in Leverkusen and Hildesheim were played.
From the German Tour Card Holders only Gabriel Clemens qualified for the event in Hildesheim. Raymond van Barneveld qualified for Leverkusen. For both events qualified by the West/South European qualifiers Dimitri van den Bergh. Among the players who qualified by the UK Qualifiers for both events were Mervyn King and Steve Beaton.
During the qualifiers Ted Evetts and Ricky Evans threw a nine-darter.
ET 1 Leverkusen
ET 2 Hildesheim



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



22. February
Pro Tour Barnsley

Today in Barnsley the next Pro tour weekend will begin with the UK and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 1 and 2 in Leverkusen and Hildesheim. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 5 + 6 will take place.
Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen will not be in Barnsley, Simon Whitlock will only play on Sunday.
Participants, Results



Premier League - Third League Day
Michael van Gerwen got against Rob Cross a clear 7:2 win and expanded his lead at the head of the table. Besides Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney won their matches. Wright prevailed 5:7 over Steve Lennon who showed quite a good performance at his Premier League debut. Gurney won his match against Michael Smith with the same result. Smith first dominated the match but in the end despaired of his opponent. The other two matches of the evening ended with a draw.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



21. February
Premier League - Preview Third League Day
The third League Day of Premier League takes place in Dublin.
Tonight Irishman Steve Lennon will replace Gary Anderson and play against Peter Wright. But in the focus will be the match between World Champion Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross who are both in great form and ranked one and two in the Premier League table.
Preview
Schedule



19. February
UK Open
At the weekend Chris Lacey and Robbie Collins qualified by the Riley's Amateur Qualifiers for the event.
Both Lacey and Collins will give their debut. Lacey already qualified last year but was one of the players who was not able to come to Minehead due to the weather.
Participants



Ergebnisse...
Winners of the PDC Asia Tour Events 3 and 4 at the weekend were Japaneses Haruki Muramatsu and Seigo Asada. Asada was besides in the third event the runner-up.
Winners of the Scottish Open were Lisa Ashton and Wesley Harma. The ladies pairs were won by Beau Greaves and Deta Hedman, the men's pairs by Diogo Portela and Cody Harris. Harris was besides the runner-up in the men's singles.



DDV Ranking Event in Uelzen

The singles on Saturday were won by Irina Armstrong and Benny Sensenschmidt. Winners of the youth events were Wibke Riemann and Robin Radloff. On Sunday Lisa Zollikofer and Marko Puls were the winners. Puls now heads the DDV men's Ranking.



18. February
Wins for van Gerwen and Durrant in Wigan
Michael van Gerwen got in the third Players Championship of the year already his second win on the Pro Tour -he defeated in the final Ian White with 8:5. In the semi-finals stood Mervyn King and Chris Dobey. During the event van again threw a nine-darter.
The fourth Players Championship on Sunday won an impressive Glen Durrant who prevailed in the final with 8:3 over Dimitri van den Bergh. For van den Bergh it was his first Pro Tour final, for Durrant the first win of his since he joined the PDC in January.The semi -finals reached Gerwyn Price and Rob Cross.
Pro Tour



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



15. February
PDC Pro Tour
Tomorrow and on Sunday in Wigan the second PDC Pro Tour Weekend of the year will take place. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 3 + 4 will be played. Gary Anderson will not play due to his back problems, Raymond van Barneveld has withdrawn as well.
Participants, Results



14. February
Premier League - Second League Day
On the second League Day of Premier League BDO World Champion Glen Durrant replaced Gary Anderson. Durrant showed a good performance but his opponent Daryl Gurney was much more clinical on his doubles and won 7:3. Beside there was a draw between Peter Wright and Michael Smith in a first by Smith dominated match and another as surprising draw between Gerwyn Price and Raymond van Barneveld. Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross won their matches. Van Gerwen is the only player with two wins and heads the table.
Table, Results
Bericht, Statistics



Premier League - Preview Second League Day
On the second League Day Premier League comes to Glasgow.
Instead of the injured Gary Anderson tonight BDO World Champion Glen Durrant will stand at the oche - who in January got a Tour Card. He will play against Daryl Gurney. Gerwyn Price - who heads the table after the first League Day - hopes he can win against Raymond van Barneveld as well.
Preview
Schedule



Galllery PDC World Championship
Well - it's quite some time since the World Championship but we finally wanted a gallery with captions. It turned out to be quite a time-consuming project... But it is ready at last and now you eventually will get to know who are all the players on the pictures.
Gallery



"Only a Publicity Stunt..."
Even though Linda Duffy is very probably right with her statement and the two places for women in the last PDC World Championship were only a publicity stunt, I feel it might be nevertheless for the female darters a step in the right direction...
"Only a Publicity Stunt..."



13. February
UK Open
With Ian McFarlane and Andy Jenkins two more amateur qualifiers are known.
McFarlane already qualified for UK Open in 2016. Andy Jenkins, former PDC pro, will take part for the 15. time in the UK Open. 2004 he stood in the semi-finals.
Participants



BDO/WDF Rankings
All BDO/WDF Rankings were updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings



11. February
Van Gerwen and Chisnall win in Wigan
Michael van Gerwen won on Saturday in Wigan the first Players Championship of the year - he defeated in the final country fellow man Jermaine Wattimena with 8:4. In the semifinals stood the former BDO player Scott Baker and Peter Wright. On Sunday Dave Chisnall won the second Players Championship - he prevailed in a close final over the BDO World Champion Glen Durrant. The semifinals reached Jonny Clayton - who before had eliminated Michael van Gerwen from the event - and Joe Cullen.
On Sunday during the event four nine-darters were thrown - never before that had happened in a Players Championship. A perfect leg threw Geert Nentjes, Chris Dobey, Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen.
Pro Tour



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



8. February
PDC Pro Tour
Tomorrow in Wigan the first PDC Pro Tour Weekend of the year will begin. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 1 + 2 will be played. Mensur Suljovic has withdrawn and Gary Anderson will not play either due to his back problems. The new Tour Card holders - among them BDO World Champion Glen Durrant - will stand for the first time at the oche.
Participants, Results



PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour
Last weekend the first two events of the PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour were played. Winners were Latvian Darius Labanauskas and Lithunian Darius Labanauskas who now head the ranking. Besides the Nordic and Baltic qualifiers for the European Tour events 4 - 6 took place. For Event 4 Dennis Nilsson qualified, for Event 5 Johan Engström and for Event 6 Kim Viljanen.
Nordic and Baltic Tour



Results...
Winners of the Dutch Open were Dutchman Richard Veenstra and the newly crowned BDO World Champion Mikuru Suzuki. Veenstra was for more then ten years the first Dutchman who managed to win the tournament. Suzuki won together with Yukiro Yamaguchi the ladies pairs as well. The men's pairs won the Dutchman Gino Vos/Berry van Peer.
Winner of the Welsh Gwynedd Open was Eirig Rowlands. The Candian Tri City Open winners were Bill Crawford and Cindy Pardy.



7. February
Premier League - First League Day
The Premier League started with a high class night. Gerwyn Price, James Wade and Michael van Gerwen won their matches and together head the league table. There were two draws - one between Chris Dobey and Mensur Suljovic the other in the last match of the night between Rob Cross and Peter Wright. Raymond van Barneveld after his loss against James Wade sits on the last place of the table.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Preview first League Day
Tonight in Newcastle this year's Premier League will begin.
The season will be opened with the match between James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld. For the Dutchman it will be his 14. and last Premier League season as he will retire at the end of the year. For the injured Gary Anderson tonight Chris Dobey will stand at the oche and play against Mensur Suljovic.
Preview
Schedule, Results



4. February
Anderson withdraws from Premier League
Gary Anderson - who already withdrew from the The Masters - now withdraws from Premier League as well due to his back injury. as he wants not to risk any long term damage.
For him on each Premier League Nigth a different player will stand at the oche which means Premier League this year is played with only nine players and only one player will be elimanted after Judgement Night. Among the difeerent players who were invited for one League Day are among others Glen Durrant, Dimitri van den Bergh and German Max Hopp, who will replace Anderson on the League Day in Berlin.
New Schedule



UK Open
This weekend again serveral Riley's Amateur Qualifiers took place and Scott Taylor, Wes Newton, Mark Barilli, Kevin Thorburn and Lloyd Browning qualified for the tournament.
While Thornburn and Browning will give their UK Open debut Taylor already qualified for the third time and Barilli for the fifth time. Former PDC player Wes Newton, who didn't manage to win a Tour Card in Qualifying School, in 2011 stood in the final of the UK Open.
Participants



Van Gerwen defends Masters Title
Michael van Gerwen won the Masters' final against James Wade with 11:5 and secured deservedly his fifth Masters title. Van Gerwen dominated the final and Wade was not able to use the chances he got.
Before van Gerwen defeated in the quarterfinals Mensur Suljovic and in the semi-finals Dave Chisnall. Wade reached the final with wins over Joe Cullen and Peter Wright on the last day of the tournament.
Results
Report, Statistics



3. February
The Masters - Day 2
On the second day of the event the first round was played to the end. Joe Cullen caused the biggest upset of the event so far when he eliminated Rob Cross 10:6. Other winners of the evening were Michael Smith, James Wade and Peter Wright who defeated Adrian Lewis in a very close contest with his comeback 10:9.

Results



2. February
The Masters - Day 1
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen started with a 10:5 win over Jonny Clayton in the tournament but not yet was really clinical on his doubles. Stephen Bunting and Dave Chisnall progressed with wins into the next round as well. Most convincing on the first evening of the event was Mensur Suljovic who showed at his 10:1 win over Simon Whitlock the best and most impressive performance.

Results
Report, Statistics



30. January
The Masters
Gary Anderson has withdrawn from The Masters which will begin on Friday. He will be replaced by Stephen Bunting.
Anderson is still under treatment due to his back injury and was adviced not to play to reduce the risk of causing any serious long-term damage.
The Masters



28. January
PDC Asia Tour
As well at the weekend the first two events of the PDC Asia Tour were played. For Paul Lim - who just had celebrated his 65. Birthday - it was a successful weekend. On Saturday he reached the final and was defeated by Royden Lam. On Sunday he was the winner. Newly corwned women's world champion Mikuri Suzuki reached in the second event on Sunday the quarter-finals.



UK Open
At the weekend the first Rileys Amateur Qualifikationen took playce and Michael Burgoine, Shaun Fox and Lee Harris qualified for the UK Open. While Burgoine will take part in the UK Open for the fourth time Shaun Fox and Lee Harris will give their debut.
After Qualifiying School the Top 16 of the Challenge Tour are known who don't have a Tour Card at the start of the new season. They were invited to the UK Open as well.
Participants



Challenge Tour
At the weekend the first Challenge Tour Weekend 2019 with four events was played. There were four different winners: Stephen Burton, Shaun Carroll, Boris Koltsov und Ritchie Edhouse.
The other finalists on Saturday were Patrick Lynskey and Nathan Rafferty , the other finalists on Sunday were Scott Taylor and Dave Prins.
Challenge Tour



Adam Smith-Neale Darts - Competition
Winner of the competition is Robert Mehlis. Congratulations!!!
The right answers to the three questions were:
On the picture you can see Adam Smith-Neale and Krzysztof Ratajski
Both won the Winmau World Masters - Ratajski 2017, Smith-Neale 2018
The picture was taken during the Grand Slam 2018



25. January
Adam Smith-Neale Darts - Review

Here a first review of the new Adam Smith-Neale Darts by Barry Gribben!
Adam Smith-Neale Darts





24. January
Results...
The prestigious Las Vegas Open Singles were won by Robbie Phillips and Sandy Hudson. The Cricket Singles won Stacey Pace and Timmy Nicoll, the Cricket Doubley of the men won Danny Delfino and Elliot Milk, the Cricket Doubles of the women Lisa Ayers and Paula Murphy. Winners of the ADO National Championship were Darin Young and Debbie Ivey. Winners of the ADO National Cricket Championship were Joe Huffman and Paula Murphy.
The Quebec Open were won by Ross Snook and Darlene van Sleeuwen. Winners of the Pacific Youth Masters were Australians Manny Kato and Abbey Morrison.



Additions Who is Who
Here are the other players who took part in the BDO World Championships but till now couldn't ve found in the Who is Who: Mark Layton, Ryan Hogarth, Krzysztof Kciuk, Mal Cuming, Brian Lokken, Oliver Ferenc, Roz Bulmer, Laura Turner and Karolina Podgorska.
Picture Evert Zomer / BDO darts
Who is Who



Win a Set of the new Adam Smith-Neale Darts!

Only yesterday they came on the market - the new Adam Smith-Neale Performance Darts. The Darts Performance Centre provided us with a set in 22 g you can win when you answer us a few questions...
Adam Smith-Neale Competition



22. January
PDC Awards 2019
Yesterday in London the PDC Awards Dinner of the Year took place.
For the fourth time in a row Michael van Gerwen was awarded PDC Player of the Year. Besides the Dutchman was awarded Pro Tour Player of the Year. Luke Humphries got the Award Newcomer of the Year, Gary Anderson is the Fans' Player of the Year, Michael Smith the PDPA Player's Player of the Year and Max Hopp the Young Player of the Year. Rod Harrington was introduced into the PDC Hall of Fame and Daryl Gurney got the award for the Best Televised Performance of the Year.



Tournament Calender
To the Tournamentalendar the dates of the Nordic and Baltic Tour and the American CDC Tour were added.



21. January
Bild Super League Germany
At the weekend in in Schwalmstadt the first tournament weekend of the Bild Super League Germany took place. Most successful were Robert Marijanovic and Nico Kurz who both won 12 points and now head the table. Dragutin Horvat was with eight wins not as well but threw in his match against Manfred Bilderl a nine-darter. Not a good weekend had Nico Blum who only got three points and even woth fared Ricardo Pietrezko who with only two points after the first weekend is last of the table.
Super League Germany



UK Qualifying School - Days 3 + 4
On the third and fourth day of the UK Qualifiying School Reece Robinson, Matt Clark, Kirk Shepherd and Nathan Derry got the direct Tour Cards.
The Tour Cards by the UK Qualifying School Ranking went to Jonathan Worseley, Barrie Bates, Joe Murnan, Jamie Bain, Conan Whitehead, David Pallett, Adrian Gray, Andy Boulton, Gavin Carlin, Glen Durrant and Carl Wilkinson.
Results



19.January
UK Qualifying School - Day 2
On the second day of the UK Qualifying School in Wigan BDO players Scott Baker and Mark McGeeney won the direct Tour Cards.
Both players recently played in the BDO World Championship in Lakeside. Baker last year won the German Masters and the Winmau Wolverhampton Classic. McGeeney last year won several tournaments as well and was already two times invited to play the Grand Slam. For both players it was the first Qualifying School.
Results



18. January
Premier League
The Premier League will begin on 7. February. The PDC now published the schedule of the League Days till Judgement Night on 28. March.
On the first League Day on 7. February the follwing matches will be played: James Wade v Raymond van Barneveld, Gerwyn Price v Daryl Gurney, Gary Anderson v Mensur Suljovic, Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith and Peter Wright v Rob Cross.
Participants, Schedule



UK Qualifying School - Day 1
Yesterday in Wigan the second part of this year's PDC Qualifiying School started in which all eight finalists will get a direct Tour Card. Eleven more Tour Cards will be allocated by the UK Qualifying School Order of Merit. Harry Ward and Jamie Hughes won the two direct Tour Cards of the first day.
The 21 years old Henry Ward took already part for the fifth time in Qualifying School. He plays since 2014 on the Development Tour and the Challenge Tour of the PDC and already qualifed two times for the UK Open. Jamie Hughes - two times Lakeside semi-finalist - already took part in Qualifying School last year but failed to win a Tour Card. So he played last year on the Challenge Tour and from time to time of the Pro Tour.
Results



17. January
Additions Who is Who
There were several players taking part in the BDO World Championships who till now were missing from the Wo is Who. Added first were: Suzuki Mikuru, Maria O'Brien, Daniel Day, Chris Landman, Dave Parletti, Kyle McKinstry, Scott Baker, Jeffrey van Egdom and Derk Telnekes.
Who is Who



15. January
Qualifying School
On Thursday the UK Qualifying School will begin. Four tournaments will be played till Sunday. The eight finalists will get a direct Tour Card. Eleven more Tour Cards are available for the top 11 of UK Qualifying School Order of Merit after the last day of Qualifying School.
As BDO players no longer have to fear any adverse consequences when taking part several BDO players - headed by the newly crowned Lakeside Champion Glen Durrant and former women's champions Lisa Ashton and Anastasia Dobromyslova - are among the participants.
After the number of participants in the UK Qualifying School was known seven more Tour Cards were allocated by the European Qualifying School Order of Merit to Madars Razma, Marko Kantele, Yordi Meeuwisse, Vincent van der Merr, John Michael, Jose de Sousa and Maik Kuivenhoven.
UK Qualifying School, Participants, European Qualifying School Order of Merit



12. January
Durrant wins BDO World Championship
With a 7:3 win over Scott Wiates Glen Durrant defended his title. Waites only could keep up till the 3:3. After that he didn't score hogh enough and missed to many doubles while Durrant after a short phase of weakness came back even stronger into the match. He outscored his opponent and was as clinical as usual on his doubles - a deserved win for the now three times champion.
Picture Evert Zomer / BDO darts.
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BDO World Championships - Men's Semifinals
After their semi-finals wins tomorrow in the final Scott Waites and Glen Durrant will clash. Both already won the title twice.
Michael Unterbuchner had in the first semi-final almost no chance against Scott Waites and only won a single set. Both players didn't show a great performance - a 85.29 average from Waites was enough to progress into the final.
The second semi-final between Glen Durrant and Jim Williams was a far better match and much less one-sided. Till Durrant's 4:3 lead Williams could keep up. But then Durrant scored better and was more clinical on the doubles as Williams, who had hit everything at the start of the match. Durrant won 6:3.
Picture Evert Zomer / BDO darts.



Suzuki new Women's World Champion
Japanese Mikuru Suzuki won as first player from Asia the women's world champion title. Suzuki defeated in a one-sided final English Lorraine Winstanley with 3:0. Winstanley, who went as the favorit into the match, had against a strong playing Suzuki no chance. It seemed Suzuki had kept her best game for the final and she dominated all three sets of the match. She averaged over 90, threw two 180s and finished convincingly.



BDO World Championships
On the penultimate day of the BDO World Championships in an afternoon- and an evening session the women's final and the men's semifinals will take place.
The afternoon-session starts with the women's final between Lorraine Winstanley and Japanese Mikuru Suzuki. The semi-final between Michael Unterbuchner and Scott Waites will follow. In the evening session the second men's semifinal between Jim Williams and Glen Durrant will be played.
Picture Evert Zomer / BDO darts.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Results



11. January
BDO World Championships - Day 7
Today in the Lakeside Country Club the women's semifinals and the men's quarterfinals will be played - again in an afternoon- and an evening session.
In the afternoon-session the first match will be Michael Unterbuchner against Willem Mandigers. It is followed by the women's semifinal between Mikuru Suzuki and Maria O'Brien. In the last match of the afternoon Conan Whitehead will play against Scott Waites.
The evening session will be opened by the second women's semifinal between Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lorraine Winstanley. After that Kyle McKinstry and reigning champion Glen Durrant come on stage. The last match of the seventh day of the BDO World Championships will be the match between Jim Williams and Scott Mitchell.
Picture Evert Zomer / BDO darts.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Results



10. January
BDO World Championships
On day 6 of the BDO World Championships in the Lakeside Country Club the women's quarterfinals and the last three men's second round matches will take place. The first match of the day will be the final of the BDO World Youth Championship.
In the afternoon session after the youth final two women's quarterfinals and one men's second round match will be played. Tonight the other two women's quarterfinals and the last two second round matches will follow. In the last men's second round match reigning champion Glen Durrant will play against Scott Baker.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Picture Evert Zomer / BDO darts

Results
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9. January
BDO World Championships - Day 5
The biggest upset of the fifth day of the BDO World Championships caused Conan Whitehead who defeated the number 1 seed Mark McGeeney 4:0. As well with 4:0 Michael Unterbuchner prevailed against Wayne Warren and Jim Williams against Dean Reynolds. Scott Waites only lost one set to Richard Veenstra and won 4:1 while Willem Mandigers had some more problems and defeated Wesley Harm with 4:2. Hard fought was only the last women's first round match between Trina Gulliver and Karolina Podgorska which was finally decided in a Sudden Death Leg. Trina Gulliver played in it her best darts and won 2:1.

Picture Evert Zomer / BDO darts
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BDO World Championships
Today in the afternoon session in the Lakeside Country Club the last women's first round match between Trina Gulliver and Karolina Podgorska will be played. Besides in the afternoon session the first two men's second round matches will take place. In the second match at the end of the session German Michael Unterbuchner will meet Welshman Wayne Warren.
In the evening session three men's second round matches will take place. Among others Mark McGeeney, Jim Williams and Scott Waites will stand on stage.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Results



The Masters
The Masters is the first big PDC tournament after the World Championship. Participants are the Top 16 of the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit after the PDC World Championship. The event will take place from 1. - 3. February in Milton Keynes.
The PDC now announced the participants and the detailed schedule.
The Masters



BDO World Championships - Day 4
On the fourth day of the BDO World Championships there were a few upsets and Dave Parletti, Ross Mongomery and Gary Robson didn't survive their first round matches. No problems to progress had with averages over 90 points reigning champion Glen Durrant, Scott Mitchell and Kyle McKynstry. In the women's event Lorraine Winstanley and Aileen de Graaf reached the next round..
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8. January
BDO World Championships
Today in the Lakeside Country Club the first round of the men will be played to the end. Again there will be an afternoon - and an evening session with three men's and one ladies first round matches each.
In the women's event today Lorraine Winstanley and Aileen de Graaf will play their first round matches. In the men's event in the evening session reigning champion Glen Durrant will begin his campaign against Mark McGrath.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Results



BDO World Championships - Day 3
On the third day of the World Championships with Andy Hamilton the third and last of the former PDC players was eliminated. As with Wes Newton it was a disappointing performance. But it was anyway a day of low-class performances and one-sided matches. Michael Unterbuchner and Jim Williams were the only players who averaged over 90 in their wins. On the other side we had two winners who had not even an average of 80 points. in the ladies match Anastasia Dobromyslova convinced only in the first set but nevertheless had no problems at all to win 2:0 against debutant Laura Turner.
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7. January
BDO World Championships
On the third day of the BDO World Championships again an afternoon and an evening session will take place but this time in the afternoon session only the last two preliminary round matches and one first round game of the men will be played. In the evening session three men's and one women's first round matches will follow.
In the evening session among others German Michael Unterbuchner will play against Australian Justin Thompson.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Results



6. January
Qualifying School - Day 4
The guaranteed Tour Card on the fourth day of the European Qualifying School in Hildesheim went to Lithunian Darius Labanauskas who defeated in the final Dutchman Vincent van der Meer with 5:3. The semi-finals reached Yordi Meeuwisse and Latvian Madars Razma.
Labanauskas played last year several European Tour Events and qualified by the Nordic and Baltic Qualifier for the PDC World Cahmpionship. He caused one of the upsets of the World Championship when he eliminated Raymond van Barneveld in the second round but lost in the third round to Adrian Lewis.
Results



BDO World Championships - Day 2
On the second day of the BDO World Championships again an afternoon- and an evening session will be played. In the afternoon one men's prelimnary round match, one ladies first round match and two men's first round matches will be played, tonight two men's prelimnary round matches, one ladies first round match and one men's first round match will take place.
In the afternoon session Scott Waites will play his first match while in the evening session Wayne Warren - who reached such surprisingly last year's quarterfinals - will play his first round match against Mark Layton.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Results
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Qualifying School - Day 3
The guaranteed Tour Card on the third day of the European Qualifying School in Hildesheim won German Christian Bunse. He defeated in the final Czech Pavel Jirka with 5:2. In the semi-finals stood Boris Koltsov and Kenny Neyens.
As Zonneveld and Duivenbode Bunse played the PDC Development Tour where he reached in 2018 three finals.
Results



BDO World Championships - Day 1
On the first day of the BDO World Championships Japanese Mikuru Suzuki caused an upset. She defeated reigning champion Lisa Ashton with 2:0 and progressed into the next round. With Martin Phillips and Tony O'Shea two of the BDO big names didn't survive their first round matches while number 1 seed Mark McGeeney had no problems against Derk Telnekes to reach the second round. The highest average of the day had Justin Thompson who won an all Australian preliminary round match 3:0.
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5. January
BDO World Championships
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the BDO World Championships begin.
There will be an afternoon- and an evening-session. In the afternoon one men's prelimnary round match, one ladies first round match and two men's first round matches will be played, tonight two men's prelimnary round matches, one ladies first round match and one men's first round match will take place.
In the afternoon-session among others reigning champion Lisa Ashton will play against Japan's Mukuru Suzuki, in the evening BDO legend Tony O'Sea will play his first round match against Wesley Harms.
The World Championships can be followed by the BDO Youtube Channel .
Results



Qualifying School - Day 2
The guaranteed Tour Card on the second day of the European Qualifying School in Hildesheim was again won by a Dutchman, who one the day celebrated his 20. Birthday - Mike van Duivenbode. He managed to turn around the final against Madars Razma and caame back from 2:4 to win the match 5:4. In the semi-finals stood Fin Marko Kantele and Canadian Jeff Smith.
As Zonneveld van Duivenbode played the PDC Development Tour and already won two of the events.
Results



4. January
Qualifying School - Day 1
The guaranteed Tour Card of the first day of the European Qualifying School in Hildesheim got Dutchman Niels Zonneveld. He defeated in the final Austrian Christian Goedl. In the semi-finals stood Hannes Schnier, another Austrian, and young German Nico Schlund.
Zonneveld already played on the PDC Developemnt Tour and won last year one of the events. The PDC announced that this year 30 Tour Cards are on offer - that means that probably by the European Qualifying School besides the four guaranteed Tour Cards for the tournament winners some more Tour Cards will be allocated by the ranking.
Results



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



2. January
Qualifying School
This year the dates of the European Qualifying School and the UK Qualifying School are different. The European Qualifying School, which takes place again in Hildesheim, starts already tomorrow. 249 players have registered, among them many German players. The UK Qualifying School will take place from 17. - 20. January in Wigan.
European Qualifying School, Participants



World Series of Darts
Dates and venues of this year's World Series of Darts events were announced. Till now five events are planned - in Las Vegas, Köln, Melbourne, Brisbane and in Hamilton in New Zealand. The final this year will be played in Amsterdam. The dates were added to the Tournament Calendar.
World Series of Darts



Premier League
After the World Championship final the PDC announced the participants in this year's Premier League and there were no big surprises. Invited were: Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, Michael Smith, Daryl Gurney, James Wade, Gerwyn Price, Mensur Suljovic and Raymond van Barneveld.
Premier League 2019



Van Gerwen wins third World Champion Title
Michael van Gerwen defeated in the final of the World Championship Michael Smith with 7:3 and and won deservedly his third World Champion title. Michael Smith couldn't keep up the great performances of his last matches and was not able to use the chances van Gerwen gave him. Van Gerwen played an average of 102.21 and didn't show an outstanding performance but he played consistenly on a high class level and was quite sure on his doubles as well.
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