Premier League

The Premier League will begin on 1. February and will be played every Thursday till 17. May.
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 Rene Eidams

German darts player Rene Eidams got into the limelight when he almost eliminated Michael van Gerwen from the PDC World Championship 2016.
To the Interview

25. April
Premier League - 13. League Day
On a league day with some surprising results Michael van Gerwen with a win over Michael Smith and a draw against Daryl Gurney made it more sure he'll be head of the table at the end of the season. Michael Smith defeated in his other match Peter Wright and now has 18 points just as Rob Cross whose match against Raymond van Barneveld ended in a draw. Gary Anderson lost to Simon Whitlock and still has to fight for his place in the Play-Offs. Should Daryl Gurney win his last two matches he might oust him on the fourth place of the table. Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock and Peter Wright have no longer a chance to get into the top four.
Results, Table
Statistics



Premier League
The 13. league day of Premier League will take place in Manchester.
Again there will be five matches and this time Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith will stand twice at the oche. Van Gerwen hopes after his two defeats in Rotterdam to bounce back with wins and he wants to stay at the head of the table. He will play in the second match of the night against Daryl Gurney and return on stage for the last match of the league day against Michael Smith. Smith will open the evening against Peter Wright.
Preview Thirteenth League Day



24. April
Adam "Thorn" Smith around the World
For the third time Adam "Thorn" Smith tries to visit the Barbados Darts Festival. But once again he has no luck and he decides to have a closer look at the island together with his cruise friends...
Barbados Darts Festival Or Bust



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



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



22. April
Jonny Clayton wins in Graz
Welshman Jonny Clayton won in Graz the final of the Austrian Darts Open against his fellow country man Gerwyn Price and secured his first European Tour title.
On the finals day Clayton - who had moved up as seeded player after Michael van Gerwen's withdrawal - defeated on his way into the final James Wade, Ian White and local hero Mensur Suljovic. Gerwyn Price reached the final with wins over Wayne Jones, Rob Cross and Joe Cullen.
Report Finals Day



Austrian Darts Open - Third Day
Today the Austrian Darts Open will be played to the end. In the afternoon-session the third round will be played, in the evening session quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will take place.
The last German player in the tournament, Max Hopp, was eliminated by Jonny Clayton. From the seeded players Benito van de Pas, Jelle Klaasen and Peter Wright didn't survive the second round. Peter Wright was defeated in a highclass match, one of the highlights of the event so far, 6:4 by James Wade. Another highlight was Mensur Suljovic's match who showed in front of his local fans a brillant performance and gave Darius Labanauskas no chance at all.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



21. April
Austrian Darts Open - Second Day
On the second day of the Austrian Darts Open the seeded players will play against the first round winners. Dave Chisnall has withdrawn - his potential opponent Wayne Jones progresses into the third round. Due to this in the afternoon-session only seven matches will take place.
From the German and Austrian qualifiers only Max Hopp is still in the tournament who will play in the evening-session against Jonny Clayton. Clayton replaced Michael van Gerwen who had withdrawn as well.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics




20. April
Austrian Darts Open
Today in Graz the Austrian Darts Open, the next event of the PDC European Tour. Michael van Gerwen has withdrawn for the event and Jonny Clayton moved up as seeded player. Beside by the Host Nation Qualifier five instead of four places in the tournament were on grab. The five places were secured last night by Bastian Pietschnig, Hannes Schnier, Dietmar Burger, Roxy-James Rodriguez and Alex Steinbauer.
In an afternoon and an evening session the qualifiers will today play the first round. Among the players will be Max Hopp who won last weekend the German Darts Open.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



19. April
Premier League - 12. League Day
On the second league day in Rotterdam Michael van Gerwen again couldn't win - this time he lost to his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld who was cheered on by the delighted Dutch crowd - with 5:7. Simon Whitlock who had to play twice tonight lost both to Michael Smith and to Daryl Gurney. Peter Wright battled to earn a draw with Rob Cross and Gary Anderson built on yesterday's brilliant performances and defeated Daryl Gurney - who had to play twice - with an 109.73 average.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



18. April
Premier League - 11. League Day
Gary Anderson was the dominant player of the 11. league day in Rotterdam and won his two matches against Michael Smith and Rob Cross. He showed two brilliant performances and now sits in the third place of the table. While Raymond van Barneveld was able to use his home advantage and could celebrate against Simon Whitlock a strong 7:3 win his fellow country man Michael van Gerwen had to accept a painful 5:7 defeat against Peter Wright. Rob Cross won his first match against Daryl Gurney with 7:4 and now is second in the Premier League table.
Results, Table
Statistics



Premier League
The evelenth and the twelfth Premier League league day will take place today and tomorrow in Rotterdam.
On both evenings five matches will be played. Tonight Rob Cross and Gary Anderson will play twice, tomorrow it will be Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith. The players can collect important points in the fight for the play-off places. Beside tomorrow the clash between Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen will be in the limelight.
Preview Eleventh and Twelfth League Day



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



World Series of Darts
The PDC announced that Michael Smith, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld were invited as PDC representives to the World Series of Darts. Smith will take part in al five international events, Wade was invited for the U S Darts Masters and den Shanghai Darts Masters, Raymond van Barneveld will take part in the Auckland Darts Masters, the Melbourne Darts Masters and the Brisbane Darts Masters. The field of participants in the German Darts Masters is already finalised - Max Hopp will be among the participants.
World Series of Darts



16. April
Bull's German Open
Winners of this year's Bull's German Open, which took place this year for the first time in Kalkar, were Aileen de Graaf and Scott Mitchell. Mitchell defeated in the final Dutchman Derk Telnekes, Aileen de Graaf prevailed against Deta Hedman. The youth events were won by Dutchman Jurjen van der Velde and Englishwoman Katie Sheldon, German Christina Schuler was the runner-up.
On Sunday the Bull's Darts Masters followed. Again Aileen de Graaf won the ladies' event - this time against Hungarian Vivien Czipo. The men's event was won by Englishman Scott Baker who defeted German Michael Unterbuchner in the final.



PDC Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan the first four events of this year's PDC Development Tour took place. They were won by four different players. On Saturday won Englishman Nathan Rafferty, who had impressed during the UK Open when he defeated Peter Wright in the third round, and Dutchman Wessel Nijman. Canadian Dawson Murschell threw a nine-darter.
On Sunday won both Englishman Rob Hewson and Dutchman Niels Zonneveld one event.



Results...
Young Australian Corey Cadby won at the weekend on the DartPlayers Australia Pro Tour all three tournaments and now heads the DPA Pro Tour Ranking. During the third event on Sunday he threw two nine-darters.
Winners of the Turkish Meditarranean Open were Cagri Turgut and Rumeysa Uzun. The youth events won Serdar Kuskun and again Rumeysa Uzun.



15. April
Max Hopp wins in Saabrücken
After Max Hopp had already proven over the last few weeks that he is again to reckon on, he once for all wrote German darts history during the German Darts Open and became the first German player to win a PDC European Tour event.
Hopp defeated in a close and thrilling final Michael Smith with 8:7. Hopp had reached the final with wins on finals day over Benito van de Pas, Joe Cullen and Rob Cross. Smith defeated on finals day Jelle Klaasen, Mervyn King and Ian White who before in the quarterfinals had eliminated Michael van Gerwen.
Report Finals Day



German Darts Open - Day 3
Today the German Darts Open will be played to the end.
In the afternoon-session the thrid round will be played, in the evening-session aurterfinals, Semi-finals and the final will take place.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



14. April
German Darts Open - Day 2
On the second day of the German Darts Open the first day's winners played against the seeded players.
Only two of the seeded players lost their matches: Steve Beaton lost to Alan Tabern and Peter Wright was beaten 6:4 by German Max Hopp. So Max Hopp will be still in the event on final's day and he will play against Benito van de Pas third round who has some issues with his ellbow.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



13. April
German Darts Open
Today in Saarbrücken the German Darts Open will begin, the third 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 and the European Qualifier for the event were played. By the Host Nation Qualifier Max Hopp, Rene Eidams, Tobias Müller and Dragutin Horvat qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



European Qualifier European Tour
Last Night in saarbrücken the European Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4 in Saarbrücken and Graz took place.
For both events Dimitri van Bergh and Ronny Huybrechts qualified. In Saarbücken we'll see among others Zoran Lerchbacher and Jermaine Wattimena while for Graz four German players are among the qualifiers.
Participants Saarbrücken
Participants Graz



12. April
Premier League - Tenth League Day
Before the 10. Premier League League Day started, with one minute applause fans, players and officials payed a tribute to Eric Bristow who had passed away during last weeks league day. Bobby George and Keith Deller came on stage for it as well.
Loser of the evening was afterwards Raymond van Barneveld who was defeated both by Daryl Gurney and Peter Wright. Peter Wright had lost his first match against a cheerful Gary Anderson. Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross were beside Anderson and Wright the other winners of the night.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The tenth league day of Premier League takes place in Sheffield.
The eight players who are still in the tournament after Judgement Night now battle for the four play-off places. At the moment Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith, Rob Cross and Simon Whitlock sit on the first four places of the table.
Today five matches will be played and Raymond van Barneveld and Peter Wright first will play against Daryl Gurney and Gary Anderson before they'll clash in the last game of the night.
Preview Tenth League Day



11. April
Dartoids World
Already when a child the wanderlust was sparked in Dartoid. He collected stamps and travel brochures and memorized the capitals of countries. Today he combines the traveling with trying to get to know the darts scene of the places he visits. This time he is out and about in Bangkok.
More Darts Wanderlust



10. April
PDC World Cup

The PDC announced the nations and the already known Teams who will take part in the PDC World Cup.
The World Cup will be played from 31. May to 3. June in Frankfurt.
Participants, Schedule



Premier League
The PDC now announced the schedule of the last six league days of Premier League.
After Judgement Night eight players are still in the tournament who will battle for the four play-off places. On the first four league days five matches will take place which means two players will have to play twice each league day. On the last two league days four matches will be played.
Participants, Schedule



Four Nations Tournament
Winners of the Four Nations Tournament, in which teams from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg stand at the oches, were the Dutch teams of the women and of the boys. The men's event won Team Belgium, the girls' event Team Germany.
The singles winners were Martijn Kleermaker, Priscilla Steenbergen, Jurjen van de Velde - all from the Netherlands - and German Christina Schuler.



Results...
Winners of the EDO British Internationals,a tournament between Teams from England, Scotland and Wales were the English women's, men's and gilrs' Teams. The boys event was won by Team Scotland.
Winners of the Iceland Opens were Scotsman Dennis Watts and Lithunian Algina Juknaite.



9. April
Smith and Mansell win in Barnsley
Michael Smith won on Saturday the seventh Players Championship of the year with a 6:2 win over Adrian Lewis. Before he dad defeated in the quarterfinals James Wilson and in the semi-finals Dave Chisnall . Lewis reached the final with a quarterfina's win over Stephen Bunting and a semi-finals win over Jeffrey de Zwaan. Nathan Aspinall threw on the day a nine-darter.
On Sunday Northern Irishman Mickey Mansell won the eighth Players Championship and again Adrian Lewis reached the final. In the semi-finals stood Simon Whitlock and Josh Payne.
Results



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



UK Qualifiers European Tour Events 5 and 6
Seven players managed on Friday to qualify for both events: Kyle Anderson, Stephen Bunting, whi threw a nine-darter in qualifier 6, Adrian Lewis, Ricky Evans, Jamie Lewis, Steve Lennon and James Wade.
European Tour 5, Sindelfingen
European Tour 6, Zwolle



6. April
Pro Tour Weekend Barnsley
Today in Barnsley another PDC Pro Tour Weekend will begin with the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 5 and 6. Tomorrow and on Sunday the Players Championships 7 + 8 will follow.
Mensur Suljovic and Michael van Gerwen didn't register for the weekend.
Participants



5. April
Eric Bristow passes away
Five time world champion Eric Bristow passed away totally unexpected in Liverpool. Bristow had visited the Premier League in the Echo Arena, but had collapsed and was whipped into hospital where he passed away. Bristow - one of the founder members of the PDC and the first super star of the sport of darts - was sixty years of age.
PDC Media Release



Premier League - Ninth League Day
Despite a good performance against Michael van Gerwen Mensur Suljovic couldn't prevent a 4:7 defeat and was already to be certain the second player to be elimnated before the last match of the day between Daryl Gurney and Peter Wright. For Gerwyn Price his Premier League debut had no conciliating end either - he lost with a weak performance to Simon Whitlock. Michael Smith let Raymond van Barneveld no chance at all, Rob Cross won a patchy match against Gary Anderson. Daryl Gurney and Peter Wright played 6:6. A cloud was cast over the last match when it became known that Eric Bristow - who had been at the venue - had passed away suddenly after a heart attack.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The ninth league day of Premier League - the Judgement Night - will be played in Liverpool.
In the focus of the evening will be the elimination battle. Gerwyn Price is already aliminated, but both Mensur Suljovic and Peter Wright are still in relegation danger. To increase the excitement the matches between Mensur Suljovic and Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney will be the last matches of the league day.
Preview Ninth League Day



4. April
Coaching Clinic
In the newest Coaching Clinic the Darts Performance Centre looks back on the European Qualifying School in January. Paul Gillings was there as part of the management of Brasilian darts player Diogo Portela.
The European Qualifying School



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



3. April
Van Gerwen wins German Darts Grand Prix
Michael van Gerwen was not to stop in Munich as well and with an 8:5 win over Peter Wright got his second European Tour title of the year.
Before van Gerwen on finals day defeated Alan Norris, Keegan Brown and Daryl Gurney. Wright progressed into the final with wins against Alan Tabern, Joe Cullen and James Wade.
Max Hopps hopes to reach as first German player a European Tour semi-final failed because of James Wade who defeated him 6:3 in the quarterfinals.
Report Finals Day



2. April
German Darts Grand Prix
On the third day in Munich the German Darts Grand Prix will be played to the end. In the afternoon-session the third round will be played, in the evening-session quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final.
German Max Hopp survived the second round as well and will now play in the third round against Mensur Suljovic.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



1. April
German Darts Grand Prix
Today in Munich the German Darts Grand Prix will continue with the second round. The Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit join the event and will play against the first round winners. Again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played.
The only German player still in the tournament is Max Hopp who will play in the afternoon-session against Mervyn King.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



Interview with Rene Eidams
Rene Eidams - who stood in the limelight during the PDC World Championship 2016 when he almost defeated Michael van Gerwenin the first round is no Tour Card holder but qualified for the UK Open. Beside he plays the Target Super League Germany, takes part in the Challenge Tour and plays the European Tour qualifiers.
To the Interview



31. March
German Darts Grand Prix
Today in Munich the German Darts Grand Prix - the first second of the PDC European Tour 2018 - will begin.
As always on the first day the qualifiers will play one another. An afternoon- and an evening session will take place.
By the Host Nation Qualifier last night Rene Berndt, Max Hopp, Martin Schindler and Maik Langendorf qualified for the event.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



29. March
Premier League - Eight League Day
On the eight league day the mid-table was whirled around. Gerwyn Price lost again - this time against Michael Smith - and will be relegated after Judgement Night. Mensur Suljovic after his defeat to Gary Anderson sits on the penultimate place of the table while Anderson moved up to the fourth place. Peter Wright managed a draw against Simon Whitlock and has now one point more than Suljovic - it will be decided in Judgement Night who of the two will be the second player to be relegated. Raymond van Barneveld lost 2:7 to Michael van Gerwen and slided down to the seventh place of the table but is not in dager to be eliminated. Daryl Gurney played a brillant match in front of his home crowd and and prevailed over Rob Cross.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The eight league day of Premier League takes place in Belfast.
It is the last league day before Judgement Night so beside Norther Irishman Daryl Gurney the battle against elimination is in the centre of interest. Gurney is not safe yet. In Belfast he'll meet world champion Rob Cross. Last of the table Gerwyn Price will play against Michael Smith, Peter Wright - on the penultimate place - will meet Simon Whitlock. Mensur Suljovic - as Wright till now with only four points - eill play against Gary Anderson. Beside there will be an all Dutch clash between Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen.
Preview Eigth League Day



28. March
Challenge Tour
At the weekend the Challenge Tour events 5 - 8 were played. On Saturday John Davey and Michael Barnard were the winners, on Sunday both Dennis Nilsson and Ted Evetts got a win. On Sunday Harry Ward and Krzysztof Ratajski stood in the final, on Saturday the finalists were Adrian Gray and Jason Lowe.
Challenge Tour



Van Gerwen wins in Leverkusen
In a close and thrilling final Michael van Gerwen defeated Peter Wright with 8:7 and won the European Darts Open, the first European Tour Event of the year. Van Gerwen defeated in the semi-finals Richard North, Wright prevailed over James Wade.



24. March
European Darts Open
Today in Leverkusen the European Darts Open will be played to the end.
In the afternoon session the third round will be played, in the evening session quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final will take place. It looks like reigning champion Peter Wright starts to get back into form, he showed a great performance yesterday against Luke Woodhouse and had an average of almost 106.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



23. March
European Darts Open - Day 2
On the second day of the European Darts Open the second round takes place and the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit enter the tournament.
Again an afternoon- and an evening session will take place. The only German player still in the tournament - Gabriel Clemens - will play in the last match of the afternoon against Mervyn King.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



22. March
European Darts Open
Today in Leverkusen the European Darts Open - the first event of the PDC European Tour 2018 - will begin.
As always on the first day the qualifiers will play one another. An afternoon- and an evening session will take place.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



Qualifiers European Darts Open
Last night in Leverkusen the European and the Host Nation Qualifier for the European Darts Open were played. By the Host Nation Qualifier Gabriel Clemens, Max Hopp, Maik Langendorf and Thomas Junghans qualified for the event. Six of the eight qualifiers of the European Qualifier were Dutchmen - among them Vincent van der Voort and Danny Noppert. The other two were Austrian Michael Rasztovits and Belgian Dimitri van den Bergh.



21. March
Premier League - Seventh League Day
Even on Scottish soil Scotsman Peter Wright again had a disappointing evening and lost for the third time in a row with 1:7 - this time against Raymond van Barneveld. Gary Anderson hin a high class match won 7:4 over Simon Whitlock. Michael Smith had no chance against Michael van Gerwen who now leads the table with two leags ahead of Smith. Daryl Gurney got in Glasgow his first win of the season - de defeated Mensur Suljovic with 7:3. In the last match of the evenining Rob Cross defeated convincingly Gerwyn Price 7:1.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
Today the Premier League arrives for the seventh league day in Glasgow.
Of course as always the two Scottish players Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will be in the limelight who will play against Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld. Beside the two players at the head of the table Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith will clash, Gerwyn Price on the search for his first win will play against World Champion Rob Cross and Daryl Gurney and Mensur Suljovic will fight in their match to get out of the relegation zone.
Preview Seventh League Day



20. March
DDV Ranking Event Sylt
At the weekend another DDV ranking event was played on Sylt. On Saturday Irina Armstrong and Andre Welge were the singles winners. The youth events were won by Christina Schuler and Robin Radloff. Winners of the tournaments on sunday were again Irina Armstrong and Ricardo Pietreczko.



Results...
Winners of the Gibraltar Open were Romanian Gabriel Pascaru and Elin Mortensen from Denmark. The youth title won Craig Galliano. Winners of the Canadian Greater Vancouver Open were David Fatum and Linda Wilder.
New champions or the Torremolinos Open are Paula Jacklin from England and Romanian Adrian Frim. The men's pairs were won by the pair Jaime Nunez/Dyson Parody, the ladies pairs by the pair Paula Jacklin/Sarah Roberts.



19. March
Wins for Van Gerwen and White in Milton Keynes
At Players Championships weekend in Milton Keynes Michael van Gerwen and Ian White were the winners.
Michael van Gerwen won on Saturday Players Championship 5 and defeated in the final Chris Dobey. In the semi-finals stood James Wade and Ryan Searle. The sixth Players Championship on Sunday won Ian White. He defeated in the final Dave Chisnall. The semi-finals reached James Wilson and Mervyn King.
Results



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



17. March
The third day

Might be the one or other noticed it - there never was published a finals day article on the site... But now it is finally online and the topics are the WSR and of course the darts of the finals day!!!
The third day of the UK Open



16. March
Pro Tour Weekend Milton Keynes

At the weekend in Milton Keynes the Players Championships 5 and 6 will take place.
From the Premiere League players Raymond van Barneveld didn't register for Milton Keynes.
Participants, Results



15. March
Premier League - Sixth League Day
On the sixth league day of Premier League the matches between Daryl Gurney and Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Anderson ended in a draw.
The other three matches brought clear wins for Michael Smith, Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen.
So van Gerwen still heads the table, Rob Cross moved up into third place and Peter Wright now sits on the penultimate place of the table.

Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The sixth league day of Premier League findet will be played today in Nottingham.
Head of the table Michael van Gerwen will meet the till now pointless Gerwyn Price, World Champion Rob Cross will play against the reinvigorated Mensur Suljovic. Gary Anderson, double winner of the weekend in Barnsley, stand against Raymond van Barneveld at the oche, second to the last in the table Daryl Gurney hopes for a first win against Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith will play against Peter Wright.
Preview Sixth League Day



13. March
Results...
Winners of the Canadian Halifay Open were Kiley Edmunds and Patricia Farrell.
Winner of the Isle of Man Master Ladies Final was Lisa Ashton, the Men's Masters Final was won by Dave Parletti gewonnen. The youth title won Beau Greaves. Lisa Ashton won the Ladies Classic Final as well, winner of the Men's Calssic Final was Mark McGeeney. The Men's Poker Stars Open Final was won by Glen Durrant, the Ladies Poker Stars Open Finale Fallon Sherrock. The men's pairs were won by Paul Hogan and Jason Heaver, the ladies pairs by Fallon Sherrock and Casey Gallagher.



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



12. March
Anderson wins twice
Gary Anderson won at the weekend both Players Championships in Barnsley. On saturday he defeated in the final Peter Wright, on Sunday Jeffrey de Zwaan who had already reches the semi-finals on Saturday. Beside de Zwaan Jamie Lewis, Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall stood in the semi-finals.
Participants, Results



UK Qualifiers European Tour
Seven of the participants in the UK qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 + 4 at the weekend managed to qualify for both events: Cameron Menzies, Luke Humphries. James Wade, Steve West, Alan Tabern, Steve Lennon and Simon Stevenson. During the qualifiers Menzies threw a nine-darter.
European Tour Event 3
European Tour Event 4



9. March
Pro Tour Weekend
Today in Barnsley the second Pro Tour Weekend of the year will begin with the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 + 4. Tomorrow and on Sunday the Players Championships 3 + 4 will be played. Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld didn't register.



8. March
Premier League - Fifth League Day
On the fifth league day of Premier League the table was whirled all over the place and after his 7:4 win over Simon Whitlock now Michael van Gerwen heads the table followed by Michael Smith who lost 5:7 to world champion Rob Cross. It looks Mensur Suljovic is definitely arrived in Premier League and he defeated a be all at sea Peter Wright with 7:1. Beside Raymond van Barneveld defeated Gerwyn Price 7:5 and Gary Anderson and Daryl Gurney ended in a draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The fifth League Day of Premier League is played in Leeds.
Head of the table Michael Smith meets World Champion Rob Cross, reigning champion Michael van Gerwen - who lost in the UK Open his first match - plays against second of the table Simon Whitlock. UK Open Champion Gary Anderson plays against Daryl Gurney who is still waiting for his first Premier League win. Peter Wright will meet Mensur Suljovic and Raymond van Barneveld will play against Gerwyn Price.
Preview Fifth League Day



7. March
Premier League
Due to the cancellation of Premier League last week the pairings were moved to the league day on 5. April in the Echo Arena in Liverpool and Jugement Night will take place on that league day as well. So one more league day after Jugdment Night was needed. As the PDC now announced this 11. league day of Premier League will take place on Wednesday 18. April and it will be played as the 12. league day on 19. April in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam.
Schedule



World Series of Darts
The PDC now published more deteails of this year's World Series of Darts and and the participants in the tournament series.
Beside the World Series Events in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Las Vegas, USA there will be WSOD tournaments in Shanghai, Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane. The final will this year not take place in Glasgow but in Schwechat near Vienna in Austria.
World Series of Darts 2018



PDC Rankings
After the UK Open the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated. The Nordic and Baltic Tour Order of Merit is now up to date as well.
PDC Rankings



4. March
Anderson wins UK Open
A convincing playing Gary Anderson won the UK Open with a 11:7 win against a visibly disappointed Corey Cadby. Cadby at the start of the match had got a lead but Anderson managed a draw and than run rings around the young player despite problems with his back which started after he had thrown a 180.
Before Anderson had defeated in the semi-finals David Pallett 11:7. Cadby let Robert Owen no chance and won his semi-final 11:3.



UK Open - Day 3 Evening
On Sunday evening the tournament will be played to the end.
After the quarterfinals David Pallett, Robert Owen, Corey Cadby and Gary Anderson are still in the tournament. In the semi-finals Gary Anderson and David Pallett will meet, Corey Cadby will play against Robert Owen.
Results



The Second Day
As the weather by now is no topic any more the second article deals with another in England very important topic - tea. But of course a lot of darts are thrown in the article as well...
The second day



UK Open - Day 3 Afternoon
The snow changes more and more into water and the sun is shining! This afternoon the quarterfinals of the UK Open will be played. All are played on the main stage.
First David Pallett plays against Steve West. Than the match between John Part and Robert Owen will follow. Quarterfinal number three is the game between Corey Cadby and Gerwyn Price. Final match of the afternoon is the match between Gary Anderson and Rob Cross.
Results Quarterfinals



3. March
UK Open - Day 2 Evening
In the evening of the second day of the UK Open the fifth round of the tournament was played and again tehre were some upsets. In the end beside the favourites on the win Gary Anderson and Rob Cross Robert Owen, Steve West, Gorey Cadby, Gerwyn Price, John Part and David Pallett progressed into the quarterfinals.
Results Fifth Round, Draw Quarterfinals
Second Day



UK Open - Day 2 Afternoon
On the second day of the UK Open the fourth and the fifth round of the tournament are played. Today it doesn't snow any more, it is much warmer - in Butlins as well - and it rains.
In the fourth round a good playing Martin Schindler was eliminated by Corey Cadby. Beside Cadby still in the tournament are players like John Part, Gary Anderson, Rob Cross and the only amateur qualifier Paul Hogan.
Results Fourth Round, Draw Round Five



The First Day
Despite all the problems with the weather I managed to arrive in Minehead in time for the tournament. Of course in my first article the weather plays an important part but the so surprising darts of the first three rounds don't go short either.
The first day of the UK Open



2. March
UK Open - Day 1
While the afternoon session of the tournament with the first and second round was quite unspectacular in the evening session with the third round matches we had several big upsets. Not only reigning champion Peter Wright lost to the just 18 years old Northern Irishman Nathan Rafferty but the favourite to win the event - Michael van Gerwen - lost to his country fellow man Jeffrey de Zwaan as well. Beside Raymond van Barneveld, Dave Chisnall, Adrian Lewis and Simon Whitlock were eliminated from the tournament.
Results, Draw Fourth Round
Report







UK Open 2018
Despite all weather problems the UK Open will begin as planned today with the afternoon session. Till last night the following players had withdrawn: Rene Berndt(injury), Andrew Davidson, John Goldie, Maik Langendorf, Mick McGowan, William O'Connor and Scott Robertson.
It still snows in Minehead and the wind still is quite strong.
Schedule, Results



1. March
Fifth Premier League Day Cancelled
Due to a Red Weather Warning for the Southwest of England the fifth premier league day in Exeter had to be cancelled. Heavy snowfall, strong winds and later in the night ice rain is predicted. At the moment the UK Open is still planned to go ahead though all public buses between Taunton and Minehead were cancelled today.



28. February
Premier League
The fifth league day of Premier League will be played tomorrow in Exeter.
Top of the table Michael Smith hopes for a fifth win against Raymond van Barneveld, reigning champion Michael van Gerwen would like to win against Mensur Suljovic to move up to the top of the table, Daryl Gurney would love to get his first win on the board against Peter Wright, Simon Whitlock will meet Gerwyn Price and the evening will be opened with a highlight: World Champion Rob Cross will play against Gary Anderson.
Preview Fifth League Day



26. February
Donnersberg Cup
At the weekend in Rockenhausen the Donnersberg Cup took place - a DDV Ranking tournament. On Saturday Lena Zollikofer and Frank Kunze won the singles events of the seniors. The junior events won Aaron Rahlfs and Christina Schuler. On Sunday were Irina Armstrong and Ricardo Pietreczko the winners.



Superleague Germany
Most successful player of the second Target Superleageu Germany weekend was again Gabriel Clemens who won eleven of his fifteen matches. So he still is head of the table and even increased his lead as second in the table Martin Schindler only won ninre out of fifteen matches. Michael Hurtz and Marvin Wehder at the moment are last in the table..
Target Superleague Germany



Nordic- und Baltic Tour
At the weekend in Vilnius in Litauen the events 3 and 4 of the Nordic and Baltic Tour and the qualifiers for the European Tour Events 4, 5 and 6 took place.
Most successful player of the weekend was Lithunian Darius Labanauskas who won both events of the Nordic- and Baltic Tour and the qualifier for the 4. European Tour Event. For the fifth European Tour Event qualified Madars Razma, for the sixth Johan Engström.
Nordic- und Baltic Tour



22. February
Premier League - Fourth League Day
To the delight of the German crowd in Berlin Mensur Suljovic got on the fourth League Day of Premier League his first two points with a deserved 7:3 win over Gerwyn Price. Similar clear wins got Michael Smith, reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and world champion Rob Cross. Highlight of the league day was to be sure the all Scottish clash between Peter Wright and Gary Anderson in the last match of the night which ended in a draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the fourth league day Premier League for the very first time comes to Germany - to the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.
Mensur Suljovic is still on the hunt for his first points - he will play against Gerwyn Price. Beside there'll be an all Scottish match between Peter Wright and Gary Anderson and the clash between the two players who head the table - Michael Smith and Simon Whitlock. World Champion Rob Cross will play against Raymond van Barneveld and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen against Daryl Gurney.
Preview Fourth League Day



21. February
Coaching Clinic
This Coaching Klinik deals with the practice plan book, the Darts Performance Centre published - effectively the science of darts practice. The Coaching Clinic offers three practice matches that will give you an idea of where you are at!
Starting at the beginning is a very good place to start!



20. February
UK Open
The PDC now announced the schedule and the board allocations for the first and second round of the UK Open. Terry Jenkins and Paul Nicholson will open the tournament on the main stage, Mark Walsh and Alex Roy will play the first match on stage two. In the last second round match Raymond van Barneveld will play on the main stage against Mike Norton.
UK Open, Schedule First and Second Round



Results...

Winners of the year's Scottish Open are Anastasia Dobromyslova and Richard Veenstra. The Mixed Triple won Lorraine Winstanley, Jonathan Worsley and Wes Newton. The men's pairs were won by the Dutch pair Vaes/Mandigers, the ladies pairs by the English pair Doppel O'Brien/Hedman.



UK Open
At the weekend the last Riley's Qualifiers for the UK Open took place. Qualified are Scott Robertson, Martin Biggs, Paul Whitworth, Darren Brown, Andy Hibbert, Darryl Pilgrim, John Scott, Andreas Hajimina, John Morris and Andrew Pullen. For Paul Whitworth it will already be his 10. UK Open.
UK Open, Participants



19. February
Two Wins for van Gerwen in Barnsley
Michael van Gerwen won the first two Players Championships of the year which were played at the weekend in Barnsley. On Saturday he defeated in the final James Wade with 6:4. The semi-finals reached Gerwyn Price and Ryan Joyce. On sunday the number 1 of the world defeated in the final Australian Corey Cadby. In the semi-finals stood Simon Stevenson and Ian White.
Pro Tour



PDC Rankings
After the two Players Championships the PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and thePlayers Championships Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



16. February
Pro Tour Weekend
From today till Sunday in Barnsley a Pro Tour weekend will take place. Today the UK Qualifiers for the first two events of this years European Tour will take place. Tomorrow and on Sunday the first two Players Championships of the year will be played. Mensur Suljovic didn't register for then weekend, all other Premier League participants will stand at the oche..
Participants, Results
European Tour Event 1
European Tour Event 2



15. February
Premier League - Third League Day
While Rob Cross on the third day of Premier League by a win over Peter Wright secured his first two points Mensur Suljovic sits now with still zero points on the last place of the table. Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith both got their third wins and still head the table followed by Michael van Gerwen, who got his second win in a fast and high class match against Gary Anderson. Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney were both not really happy about their draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the third League Day the PDC travels to Newcastle.
Two players till now have no point: Mensur Suljovic and Rob Cross. Mensur Suljovic will play against Michael Smith who together with Simon Whitlock heads the table. Rob Cross will play against Peter Wright whom he defeated in the semi-finals of the UK Open Qualifier on Saturday.
Preview Third League Day



13. February
UK Open Draw
The draw for the first and second round of the UK Open took place. All other draws will only take place after the conclusion of the preceding round during the tournament in Minehead.
Already during the first two rounds some well-known players - like Raymond van Barneveld, Paul Nicholson, Gerwyn Price and Dave Chisnall - will stand on one of the Minehead stages.
Draw First and Second Round



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, der Pro Tour Order of Merit and der UK Open Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



12. Februar
UK Open Qualifier 1 - 3
Winners of the last three UK Open Qualifiers at the weekend were Gary Anderson, Corey Cadby and Krzysztof Ratajski. The runner-ups were Jeffrey de Zwaan, Rob Cross and Daryl Gurney. New World Champion Rob Cross played a much better second qualifiers weekend and qualified for the UK Open .
Participants, Results
UK Open Order of Merit Final Standings



UK Open
At the weekend two more Riley's Qualifiers for the UK Open took place. Qualified are Martin Atkins and Dan Read. The last Riley's Qualifiers will be played on 17. and 18. February.
UK Open



9. February
Pro Tour Weekend
Today in Wigan a Pro Tour weekend will begin during which the last three UK Open Qualifiers will be played. The UK Open Qualifier are open not only for Tour Card holders but for a certain number of Associate Members, that means players who took part in Qualifying School but didn't ein a Tour Card. From the Premier League players Mensur Suljovic didn't register and Gary Anderson withdrew due to his back problems.
Participants, Results



8. February
Premier League - Second League Day
World Champion Rob Cross and Mensur Suljovic are the two players still without a point after the second league day. Their second wins got Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith who now head the table. Gary Anderson managed to win over local hero Gerwyn Price. Match of the evening was the match between Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright which Wright won with 7:5.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



7. February
Premier League
Tomorrow the second League Day will be played in Cardiff.
That means debutant Gerwyn Price will have a home match against Gary Anderson. It will be Price' first televised match in Wales. The number 1 of the world Michael van Gerwen will play against he number 2 of the world Peter Wright. Rob Cross will try to win his first points against the last week so impressive Simon Whitlock. Mensur Suljovic as well hopes for his first points against Raymond van Barneveld. Michael Smith will open the evening against Daryl Gurney.
Preview Second League Day
Results



5. February
UK Open Qualifiers 1 - 3
Winners of the first three UK Open qualifiers were Michael van Gerwen (twice) and Michael Smith. Michael Smith reached the final of the first qualifier as well . The other two finalists were Darren Webster and Zoran Lerchbacher. Quite astonishing is that the new World Champion Rob Cross till now failed to win any price money.
Participants, Results
UK Open Order of Merit after the first three Qualifiers



Results...
Both Deta Hedman as Mark McGeeney managed to defend their Dutch Open titels. They defended in their finals Aileen de Graaf and Glen Durrant. Wesley Harms and Richard Veenstra won the men's pairs, Lorraine Winstanley and Corrine Hammond the ladies pairs. The youth titles went to Ksenia Klochek, Keanu van Velzen and Maison Wilson. The new Paradarts Champion is Vincent d'Hondt.
Winner of the Gwynedd Open was Heber Thomas.The Romanian Classic Darts Open titles went to Deta Hedamn and Daniel Day. The Romanian International Darts Open won Karolina Podgorska from Poland and Welshman Martin Phillips.



UK Open
Last weekend again Riley's Qualifier for the UK Open took place. Beside well-known names like Alex Roy and Andy Hamilton some more debutants like Simon Tate, Daniel Lee and David Airey managed to qualify.
UK Open



2. February
Pro Tour Weekend
Today in Wigan a Pro Tour weekend will begin during which the first three UK Open Qualifiers will be played. The UK Open Qualifier are open not only for Tour Card holders but for a certain number of Associate Members, that means players who took part in Qualifying School but didn't ein a Tour Card. From the Premier League players Mensur Suljovic didn't register and Gary Anderson withdrew due to his back problems.
Participants, Results



1. February
Premier League - First League Day
On the first league day of the Premier League in Dublin Michael van Gerwen got a clear win over Rob Cross. We could see two draws between Raymond van Barneveld and Daryl Gurney and Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price and defeats for the still from backproblems suffering Gary Anderson and for Mensur Suljovic. The best match of the night was the first match between Simon Whitlock and Mensur Suljovic in which Whitlock impressed with an 106.46 average and a hitting rate on the doubles of 88 percent.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics










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