The Masters

The Masters will be played from 1. - 3. February 2019 in Milton Keynes. The top 16 of PDC Order of Merit will take part. 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





23. January
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.
Report, Statistics



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
Report, Statistics



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
Report, Statistics



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..
Report, Statistics



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.
Report, Statistics



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
Report, Statistics



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.
Report, Statistics



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.
Report, Statistics












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