PDC World Championship

The PDC World Championship will take place from 13. December 2018 to the 1. January 2019. 96 players will take part.
Participants, Draw, Schedule
Tournament Bracket/Result Table
Statistics
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





Interview with Jim Long

Canadian Jim Long qualified by the CDC Ranking for the PDC World Championship and will give his debut Saturday 15. December against Mickey Mansell. In order to get to attuned to the tournament here an interview with him.
To the Interview



16. December
PDC World Championship 2019
On the fourth day of the World Championship in the Alexndra Palace again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - each with three First Round matches and one Second Round match.
In the afternoon-session Dave Chisnall will be the seed and he will play against Josh Payne. In the evening-session num,ber 3 seed Peter Wright will start his campaign against Tony Alcinas.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



15. December
PDC World Championship 2019 - Day 3
The afternoon session brought wins for Richard North, Jim Long, Josh Payne and Max Hopp. In the evening session the three First Round matches ended all with 3:0 wins for Tony Alcinas, Ryan Searle and Keegan Brown. Michael van Gerwen won his Second Round match against a good playing Alan Tabern with 3:1.
Results
Report, Statistics



GlobalDarts from London
The second day of the PDC World Championship was a very long day of darts and consequentialy the darts matches of the second take a lot of room. Besides it deals with Deta Hedman who was the first woman who played for several years on the PDC Circuit.
Day 2 and the first woman on the PDC Circuit



PDC World Championship 2019
On the third day of the tournament in the Alexandra Palace again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - each with three First Round matches and one Second Round match.
In the afternoon session the seeded player will be German Max Hopp who will play against Danny Noppert. In the evening session top favourit Michael van Gerwen will play against Alan Tabern.



14. December
PDC World Championship 2019 - Day 2
On the second day of the PDC World Championship two quite different sessions were played. In the afternoon session there were three close matches which ended with 3:2 wins for Michael Barnard, Alan Tabern and Jamie Lewis. Only Kevin Burness won against a very tense Paul Nicholson with 3:0. In the evening Danny Noppert, Ted Evetts and Chris Dobey won with 3:0. Only Gary Anderson lost in his Second Round match one set to an against strong playing Kevin Burness.
Results
Bericht, Statistics



GlobalDarts from London
This year Globaldarts is again for some time live at the PDC World Championship and will accompany the tournmant with a series of articles. Not astonishing the year all the articles deal with the topic the PDC an Ladies darts.
And so the first article is not only about the darts of the first day but as well over the first woman to take part in the PDC World Championship - Gayl King.
The Frist Day and the first woman playing in a PDC World Championship



PDC World Championship 2019
Today in the Alexndra Palace an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - each with three First Round matches and one Second Round match.
In the afternoon the match between Paul Nicholson and Kevin Burness will be in the center of interest while in the evening session one of the favorites - Gary Anderson - will come on stage in the last match to play against the winner of the Nicholson v Burness match.



PDC World Championship 2019 - Day 1
On the first day of the PDC World Championship reigning champion Rob Cross managed to improve after he had lost the first set to an outstanding playing Jaffrey de Zwaan and win in the end with 3:1. De Zwaan defeated befor in the First Round Nitin Kumar without problems. Martin Schindler was deservedly eliminated by Cody Harris. Lisa Ashton played a great first set but couldn't keep up her performance and lost 1:3 to Jan Dekker.
Results
Report, Statistics




13. December
PDC World Championship 2019
Tonight in the Alexandra Palace in London the PDC World Championship will begin.
In an evening session three First Round matches and one Second Round match will be played. Jeffrey de Zwaan opens the tournament against Indian Nitin Kumar. After that German Martin Schindler will play agains Cody Harris from New Zealand. In the third First Round match reigning women's world Champion Lisa Ashton will meet Jan Dekker. In the following Second Round match - the last match of the evening - reigning PDC World Champion Rob Cross will play against the winner of the match between Jeffrey de Zwaan and Nitin Kumar.
Schedule, Results
Tournament Bracket/Result Table
Statistics



12. December
PDC World Championship 2019
Tomorrow night in the Alexandra Palace in London the PDC World Championship 2019 will begin - with 96 participants from 28 countries the biggest so far. Traditionally on the first evening the reigning champion Rob Cross will stand at the oche. With two short breaks over Christmas and on the 31. January the tournament will be played till 1. January 2019. 2019 dauern.
Preview



11. December
Adam "Thorn" Smith Around the World
We left Adam "Thorn" Smith standing in Panama City in front of the only soft-darts machine of the town. Of course he didn't stay there all the time but he traveled on to a surfer paradise in Costa Rica.
"Pairs in Panama, Mixed Trios in Costa Rica"



Dr. Chaplins Corner
Two years ago I published in connection with the PDC World Championship an UniBoffin Blog which adressed the Flight Club in London.There you can play darts just for fun and meet with friends. This year Dr. Patrick Chaplin - the only doctor of darts - visited two of the by now three Flight Clubs in London and he liked it!
Dr. Darts Does Flight Club - Twice



10. December
Finder Darts Masters
Glen Durrant defeated in the men's final of the Finder Darts Masters Dutchman Richard Veenstra with 3:5. Before Durrant won in quarterfinals against Conan Whitehead and than prevailed in the semi-finals over Mark McGeeney. Richard Veenstra defeated on the final day of the tournament Derk Telnekes and Jim Williams. Bei den Damen schlug Lisa Ashton Fallon Sherrock mit 1:2. Im Jugendfinale gewann der junge Ire Keane Barry gegen den Niederländer Levy Frauenfelder mit 2:0.
Finder Darts Masters



Additions Who is Who
Here the second half of the added players who take part in the PDC World Championship: Gabriel Clemens, Ryan Joyce, Nathan Aspinall, Michael Barnard, Ryan Searle, Ross Smith, Geert Nentjes, Aden Kirk and Stephen Burton.
Who is Who



9. December
Finder Darts Masters
Today at the Finder Darts Masters, the last big BDO/WDF Tournament before the BDO World Championships, the finals will be played. The day starts with the quarterfinals of the men, the youthfinal will follow. After that the men's seim-finals will take place followed by the women's and the men's final. After that the men's tournment is played to the end. In the men's event with Derk Telnekes and Richard Veenstra only two Dutchmen are left. The youth final will be Levy Frauenfelder, Netherlands v Keanne Barry, Republic of Ireland and the women's final is an all English affair between Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton.
Finder Darts Masters



Additions Who is Who
This year again some players stand at the oche of the World Championships who till now couldn't be found in the Who is Who. Here now the first half of the newly added players who take part in the PDC World Championship: Karel Sedlaczek, Yordi Meeuwisse, Kevin Burness, Jose Oliveira de Sousa, Chuck Puleo, Jim Long, James Bailey and Nitin Kumar.



8. December
Dartoids World

Dartoid prepares for a journey to South Africa and he recalls his first journey to this country during which he played in a real bizzar - in a high security prison.
Preparing for darts in Cape Town



5. December
Interview with Michael Unterbuchner
Michael Unterbuchner is another upcoming German darts player. He chose abother way than Max Hopp and Martin Schiondler and plays the BDO/WDF Circuit. Unterbuchner reached the semi-finals of the BDO World Championship 2018. He will return to the Lakeside Country Club in January 2019 - this time as a seeded player.
To the Interview



4. December
Coaching Clinic
The Darts Performance Centre dicusses in this blog the question whether it makes sense to change the darts frequently as we can see with some of the professionals - especially Peter Wright.
Your Darts! The Most Important Piece Of Your Kit!



29. November
PDC World Championship
The PDC now published the detailed schedule of the tournament.
The First Round match between Jeffrey de Zwaan and Nitin Kumar will open the tournament on 13. December. Reigning champion Rob Cross will play the last match of the evening against the winner of the match between de Zwaan and Kumar.
Till the afternoon session on 18. December in every session three First Round- and one Second Round match will take place. Till the 21. December the Second Round will take before on 22. December the Third Round will start whick will be played - interrupted by the Christmas break - till 27. December.
Schedule



Interview with Martin Schindler
Besides Max Hopp Martin Schindler is the second strong upcoming German player on the PDC Circuit. Since 2017 he has a Tour Card. In the PDC World Championship 2018 he gave his debut on the Alexandra Palace stage. This year he qualified for several PDC TV events. Schindler again will take part in the PDC World Championshiop and will play First Round against Cody Harris.

To the Interview



28. November
BDO World Championships
The BDO now published the detailed schedule for the BDO World Championships which will take place from the 5. - 13. January 2019 iin the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.
Reigning women's world champion Lisa Ashton will play on the first day of the tournament in the afternoon-session against Japanese Mikuru Suzuki. Reigning men's world champion Glen Durrant will play on the last evening of the First Round - the 8. January - against the winner of the Preliminary Round match between Mark McGrath and Adam Smith-Neale.
Schedule



Results...
Winners of the Finder Italian Grand Masters were Aileen de Graaf and Wesley Harms. The Open Italia ladies title went Aileen de Graaf as well. The men's title won Martin Adams.
Winners of the New Zealand Ted Clements Memorial Open were Mark Cleaver and Judy Fenton.
The Malta Open titles went to John Michael and Deta Hedman.
Winners of the Hongkong Open were Fb Leung and Mikuru Suzuki.



26. November
Draw PDC World Championship 2019
By the qualifier in Milton Keynes today Adam Hunt, Aden Kirk and Stephen Burton qualified for the World Championship. The field of participants is complete and the PDC already published the draw for the First and Second Round. All international qualifiers and the Top 32 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit start the World Championship in Round One. The Top 32 of the Order of Merit enter the tournament as seeded players in Round Two and play against the First Round winners.
Draw



Grand Slam of Darts Gallery

My Grand Slam Galerie is finally online...
You can find it here:
Gallery




PDC Weltmeisterschaft 2019
Today in Milton Keynes the Tour Card Holders Qualifier for the PDC Wold Championship takes place. Three places in the tournament are on offer. All other participants are known after the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.
Participants



25. November
Gurney wins Player Championship Finals
Daryl Gurney defeated in the final of the Players Championship Finals Michael van Gerwen with 11:9 and secured his second Major title. The final was a close match and the lead chnged several times but none of the two players managed to pull clear. In the end Gurney kept his nerve and hit with his last dart the bullseye for the win.
Before van Gerwen prevailed in a hard fought semi-final over Gary Anderson while Gurney had an easy 11:3 win against Danny Noppert.
Results
Report Final
Statistics



Van den Bergh defended World Youth Champion Title
With a 6:3 win over Martin Schindler Dimitri van den Bergh defended his World Youth Championship title. He is the first ever player who managed that.
Van den Bergh dominated the match from the start and soon was 3:0 in the lead. Than Schindler finally settled in the match and won his first leg. But he never got really close to van den Bergh and was not able to put him under pressure.
Report, Statistics



Ashton qualifies for PDC World Championship
Lisa Ashton today won in Milton Keynes the UK and Ireland Qualifier for the PDC Wordl Championship 2019 and secured herself a place in the field of participants. 150 women from the UK and Ireland took part in the qualifier. Ashton defeated in the final Maria O'Brien with 6:3. So both the winner as the runner-up Anastasia Dobromyslova of the BDO Women's World Championship 2018 will take part in the PDC World Championship.
Qualifiers, already known participants



Players Championship Finals - Quarterfinals
On the final day of the tournament in the afternoon session the quarterfinals were played.Only on of the matches was a closer match in which in the end Danny Noppert prevailed over a strong playing Stephen Bunting. Daryl Gurney, Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen had no problems at all and had clear wins over Chris Dobey, Jonny Clayton and Steve Lennon.
In the evening session the semi-finals between Daryl Gurney and Danny Noppert and Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen will be played. Before the final the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship between Martin Schindler and Dimitri van den Bergh will take place.
Results
Statistics



24. November
Players Championship Finals - Day 2
Today in Minehead the second and third round of the event took place. In the afternoon-session the second round was played, in the evening-session round three followed.
The number 1 seed Ian White was eliminated from the tournament as were among others Michael Smith, Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright.
Results
Statistics



Players Championship Finals
Krzysztof Ratajski caused one of the biggest upsets on the first day of the event - he defeated with an exceptional comeback the new crowned Grand Slam winner Gerwyn Price with 6:5. Price had already been 5:1 in the lead. But Ratajski came back into the match and won five legs in a row. In another surprising match world champion Rob Cross lost 1:6 to Cristo Reyes.
Results
Statistics



BDO World Championships
The BDO published the draw of the preliminary- and first round matches of the World Championships.
Reigning champion Glen Durrant will play in his first match against the winner of the preliminary round match between New Zealand's Mark McGrath and the Winmau World Masters champion Adam Smith-Neale. Reigning women's champion Lisa Ashton will play in the first round against Japanese Mikuri Suzuki.
Participants, Draw



23. November
Players Championship Finals
Today in Minehead the Players Championship Finals will begin.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will start his his way to defend the title in the penultimate match of the evening session on the mainstage against Matthew Edgar. Grand Slam winner Gerwyn Price will play as well in the evening session on the mainstage against Krzysztof Ratajski.
Results
Statistics



22. November
Players Championship Finals
This weekend in Minehead the last PDC Major before the PDC Weltmeisterschaft will take place - Players Championship Finals.
Tomorrow the first round will be played on two stages in an afternoon and an evening session. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play in the evening session on the mainstage his first match against -matthew Edgar while the number 1 seed Ian White will open the evening session on the mainstage against Scott Taylor.
Here a preview:
Preview



A sad story...
Logically my last Grand Slam article deals with the last group matches of the groups A-D. But the title of the article doesn't refer to them though to be sure some players were very disappointed on the day. The sad story is about one of the Sunbeam mechanics...
A sad story...



Results...
Winners of the singles titles of the Czech Open were Karel Sedlacek and Lisa Ashton. The men's pairs won the Dutch pair Telnekes/Olde Kalter, the women's pairs the pair Ashton/Gulliver. The mixed paiors title won Lorraine and Dean Winstanley. The youth titles went to Tamara Kovacs from Hungary and Dutch Danny Jansen.



21. November
Close Contests
To be sure the Grand Slam is already over but in my third article from Wolverhampton I nevertheless report again over the third day of the tournament on which the third group matches of groups E - H took place with some surprising results. Besides you will hear about the Sunbeam racing cars and engineer Louis Coatalen who was responsible for their development.
Close Contests



20. November
Players Championship Finals
By not the PDC the detailed schedule of the event.
The tournament will begin with the afternoon session on 23. November - first match on main stage will be the match between Jeffrey de Graaf and Jelle Klaasen and on stage 2 the match between Brendan Dolan and Michael Barnard. In the evening session as well seven matches on the main stage and nine matches on the second stage will take place. In the afternoon session on 24. November the second round will be played, in the evening session the third round will follow - both still played on two stages. On finals day all matches of the afternoon and the evening session will be played on the main stage.
Mensur Suljovic has withdrawn for family reasons and will be replaced by Benito van de Pas.
Participants, Schedule



19 November
Van Barneveld announces Retirement Plans
Raymond van Barneveld has announced that he will retire after the PDC World championship 2020 from the active darts sport. As the five times World Champion explaines it looks he can't win any more as he can't keep up and that he no longer has the drive, the motivation and the fitness he would need for success.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the Grand Slam of Darts.
PDC Rankings



Results...

Lithunian Darius Labanauskas and Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands won in Riga the Latvia Open.
The North American Seacoast Open were won by Jeff Smith and Paula Murphy.



Bild Superleague Germany
After the qualifier on 16. November now the participants in Superleague next year and the dates of the tournament weekends are known.
By the qualifier qualified Ricardo Pietreczko, Thomas Köhnlein and Karsten Koch. Max Hopp will not take part next year.
Superleague Germany



18. November
PDC World Championship 2019
In the final of the Bild Super League Germany Robert Marijanovic prevailed against Dragutin Horvat in the battle for a place in the PDC World Championship. For Marijanovic it will already be his third Alexandra Palace appearance.
The African Qualifier was won by Devon Petersen, who as well returns to Alexandra Palace.
Qualifiers, already known participants



Price wins Grand Slam
Unexpected and in the last few legs not sportingly fair Gerwyn Price defeated in the final Gary Anderson with 16:13 and won his first Major Title. The crowd mercylessly bood him. Difficult to decide whether Price's win was sportingly deserved, though one has to acknowledge that Price showed a lot of bottle and is not a player who easily gives in. It is a pity that such an interesting tournament with a lot of outstanding performances ended so ugly.
Report, Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts - Semifinals
Both semifinals were captivating matches and in both matches it looked one of the players slacked off in strenght.
In the first semifinal Mensur Suljovic already looked liek the winner when he was 10:5 in the lead. But Gerwyn Price didn't give in and fought back to draw. Then ist seemed Suljovic had run out of steam - his scores were below 100 most of the time and he couldn't find the doubles and longer while Price just played on and won 16:12.
The semifinald between Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen was at the start much closer and van Gerwen was most of the time in the lead while Anderson always managed to draw. But then it was Anderson who went with 11:9 in the break. After the break van Gerwen managed the 11:11, but Anderson was back in front immediately and won five of the following six legs. So the reigning chmapion was eliminated.
In the final Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson will meet.
Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts
Today the Grand Slam in Wolverhampton will be played to the end.
In the afternoon-session the two semi-finals between Mensur Suljovic and Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen respectively will be played. In the evening-session the final will follow.
Results



17. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Quarterfinals 2
The final two quarterfinals were rather different as well.
In the first match tonight Gary Anderson and Michael Unterbuchner met and it was clear from the start of the match Unterbuchner would have no chance against Gary Anderson's professional performance. Anderson won 16:6.
Michael van Gerwen in his second match against Jonny Clayton in this tournament again had a lot of problems. Till the 11:11 he couldn't get rid of the Welshman who consistently made the most of van Gerwen's mistakes. Then Clayton couldn't keep up any longer, his scores where not as good and his finishing not as clinical. So van Gerwen, who still missed a lot of doubles in the last legs of the match, in the end won 16:12.
Results
Bericht, Statistics



PDC World Championship 2019
Today in Düsseldorf the "Rest of the World" ladies qualifier for the PDC World Championship took place. Anastasia Dobromyslova prevailed out of a field of participants of 82 players from 15 countries and will stand for the second time on the stage of the Alexandra Palace.
By the Chinese qualifer Yuanjun Liu qualified who will give his debut. For the second time in a row Cody Harris as third of the PDC Challenge Tour qualified for the World Championship. Michael Barnard - who heads the Challenge Tour Order of Merit - is already qualified by the Pro Tour Order of Merit and Ted Evetts on the second place had already secured his World Championship place by the Development Tour Order of Merit.
Qualifiers, already known participants



16. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Viertelfinale 1
The first two quarterfinals were completely different. In the first quarterfinal - which was somehow not really captivating - Mensur Suljovic showed a great performance while Dimitri van den Bergh couldn't keep up his standard. That made the match a little bit one sided. Suljovic won it 16:9.
The second quarterinfal was exactly opposite and the tension grew the nearer the end the match moved. First Whitlock had dominated and was far in front. But Price didn't give up and again and again drew nearer. In the end Price won the match in which he never had been in the lead with 16:15. It was not only his fighting spirit which helped him through but Whitlock missed several matchdarts as well.
Results
Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts

Tonight the first two quarterfinals will take place.
First Dimitri van den Bergh will play against Mensur Suljovic. The second match will be Simon Whitlock v Gerwyn Price.
Results



15. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 6
Today the knock-out phase started for the groups A-D as well. German Michael Unterbuchner caused the biggest upset - he defeated James Wade with 10:6 and progressed into the quarterfinals of the event. Jonny Clayton and Gary Anderson showed great performances and reached the quarterfinals as well. The last match of the night between Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen was the closest match of the night - Smith started strong but couldn't get rid of van Gerwen who finally took the lead and won the match 10:8 to progress into the next round.
Results
Report, Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 5
In the knockout phase of groups E-H we did see interesting matches. The evening started with Dimitri van den Bergh against Stephen Bunting, a match in which Bunting couldn't keep up the performances of his group matches and in which van den Bergh through sensationally his first TV nine-darter. In the second match Josh Payne only could play a head-to-head game till the 5:5 - then Gerwyn Price was just too much for him. Both World Champion Rob Cross and Peter Wright had some problems and lost their matches to Mensur Suljovic and respectivly Simon Whitlock.
Results
Statistics



14. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Today and tomorrow the second round of the tournament will be played. Tonight groups E-H will play their first knock-out matches. Among others Mensur Suljovic, Stephen Bunting, Rob Cross and Peter Wright will stand at the oche.
Results



Tommy Cox passed away
Tommy Cox, co-founder of the PDC and for long years the tournament director,today passed away following illness. Cox,who first played as player manager, together with 14 players, Dick Allix and John Markovic 1993 left the BDO to found the PDC. More then 20 he was the tournamnt director of the PDC till he retired in 2015. He not only was important in founding the PDC but as well changed the sport of darts in how it looks today.
I get to know Tommy during all my tournament visits and came to value him. He to be sure leaves a big void.



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 4
In the last group matches of groups A - D we could watch a few surprises. Both Michael Unterbuchner and Wesley Harms won there matches. So two BDO players progressed into the knock-out phase and Unterbuchner is the first German player who managed it. Raymond van Barneveld lost 0:5 against Michael Smith and was eliminated from the tournament - probably for the first time the Dutchman didn't survive the group phase. Michael van Gerwen won his match against Joe Murnan and so progressed but this year not on the first place of the group but only on the second.
Results, Tables
Report Statistics



A Lot More Darts...

The second article from Wolverhampton deals only with the darts of the second day! And we really did see a lot of darts!
A Lot More Darts...



13. November
Grand Slam of Darts

Tonight the last matches of group A-D will be played. Only Gary Anderson and James Wade are already qualified for the last 16. Mark Webster and Steve Hine are already eliminated. Even Michael van Gerwen needs a win to progress.
Results



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 3
After the third group matches of groups E-H the participants are knwon who progress from the groups into the next round. This year none of the four BDO players in this groups managed to progress. Even Glen Durrant today lost surprisingly his match against Andrew Gilding and ended only on place three of his group table. In the tight group three it in the end was Josh Payne who progressed together with Peter Wright.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics



12.November
Grand Slam of Darts
Today the last group matches of the groups E-H will be played. As till now only Rob Cross has qualified for the next round and only Ryan Searle is elimnated there is still very much to play for for all other players.
Results



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 2, Evening
In the evening of the second daythe second group matches of Groups A-D were played, and again the winners of the first day played the winners and the losers played the losers.
In the evening several very good matches were played as well - one was outstanding: Jonny Clayton defeated Michael van Gerwen with 5:4 and had an average of 103.60. Van Gerwe's average was with 107.92 even higher but Clayton was more clinical on his doubles. Other players like Gary Anderson or James Wade impressed as well and Anderson and Wade are already qualified for the next round.
Results, Tables
Bericht, Statistics



11.November
A New Venue

My first article from Wolverhampton of course deals with the new venue. But of course it deals with the lots darts of the on the first long day of action, in which three German players and a fly were involved as well...
A New Venue



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 2, Afternoon
In the afternoon of the second day the second group matches of groups E-H were played, in which yesterday winners played against winner and the losers against the losers.
In the match of the afternoon Gerwyn Price and Glen Durrant met who both played highclass darts. It was a very close match which Price won in the end 5:4. Rob Cross defeated Dimitri van den Bergh in a similar close high class match with the same result and qualified as the first player for the last 16.
Results
Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 1, Evening
The biggest upset of the evening session in which groups A-D played their first group matches was the defeat of a slightly listless playing Raymond van Barneveld against Krzysztof Ratajski. Not to be expected as well was Keegan Brown's win over Webster. Quite odd was the match between Michael Smith and Adam Smith-Neale, in which an at the start outstandig playing suddenly was no longer able to hit a double. So Smith-Neale managed to win two more legs before the match anded 3:5 for Smith. All the favourites had easy wins.
Results
Report, Statistics



10. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 1, Afternoon
There were no real upsets in the first group matches of the groups E-H in the afternoon session and in the supposedly stronger players all won their matches.From the seeded players only Simon Whitlock lost against the once again impressive Glen Durrant. The only really close match was the last match of the session between Peter Wright and BDO player Jim Williams. Wright could win in the end 5:4
Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts
Today in Wolverhampton the Grand Slam of Darts start and in an afternoon- and an evening-session all groups will play their first group matches.
In the afternoon groups E-H will play, in the evenings groups A-D.
Results



8. November
Grand Slam of Darts

Globaldarts again will be several days in Wolverhampton to have a look at the new venue and of course the three German participants in the event.
To tune in a not only serious preview.
Preview Globaldarts



Coaching Klinik
The Darts Performance Centre was visited by the Women's Institute Darts Team. The Team which had always been quite successful was in a crisis and hoped that the DPC could help them with the problems. But other dartsplayers as well can learn from the results.
The WI is our inspiration to help you play better darts this month



Results...
Winners of the Hungarian Classic and the Hungarian Masters were Benjamin Pratnemer from Slovenia and Dutch Aileen de Graaf. The youth titles of the Hungarian Classic went to Dutchman Daan Bastaansen and Hungarian Tamara Kovacs.
Winners of the Colorado Open were Leonard Gates and Paula Murphy. The youth titles won Ronan Miller and Rianna December.



7. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Now the PDC published the schedule of the first group matches as well.
In the afternoon-session on Saturday the first matches of the groups E-H will take place. The match between Max Hopp and Josh Payne will open the tournament. The seeded players in action will be Simon Whitlock, Mensur Suljovic, Rob Cross and Peter Wright.
In the evening-session groups A-D will start into the tournament. James Wade, Ramond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen will be the seeded players who'll stand at the oche. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play the last match of the evening against Gary Robson.
Schedule



6. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Today the group draw of the Grand Slam of Darts took place.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen was drawn in a relativly eays group with Joe Murnan, Jonny Clayton and Gary Robson. BDO World Champion Glen Durrant will play in the group phase against Simon Whitlock, Gerwyn Price and Andrew Gilding. PDC World Champion Rob Cross is the seeded player in group H and will play against Dimitri van den Bergh, Ryan Searle and Mark McGeeney.
Draw



5. November
Grand Slam of Darts
After the Unicorn World Youth Championship in Wigan the Tour Card holders Qualifier for the Grand Slam of Darts was played. The tournament will begin next weekend in Wolverhampton. Eight tournament places were this year on offer in the qualifier and 93 players competed for those. Qualified are: Martin Schindler, Stephen Bunting, Andrew Gilding, Steve Hine, Mark Webster, Joe Murnan, Keegan Brown and Ryan Searle. Now the field of participants is complete. The draw probably will take place tomorrow.
Participants



Van den Bergh and Schindler in the final of the Unicorn World Youth Championship
Reigning champion Dimitri von den Bergh and Martin Schindler will meet in the final of the Unicorn World Youth Championship on 25. November in Minehead.
The two players came out victorious of a field of participants of 96 players. Schindler last year had reached the quarterfinals of the event. Ted Evetts who last year stood in the quarterfinals was this year as was Callan Rydz defeated in the semi-finals.
Results



Unicorn World Youth Championship
Today in Wigan this year's Unicorn World Youth Championship takes place. Beside 21 international qualifiers the Top 77 of the Development Tour Order of Merit take part which were known after the Development Tour weekend. The top 32 of the ranking are seeded - among them reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh.
The final of the World Championship will be played on 25. november on the finals day of the Players Championship Final in Minehead.
Unicorn World Youth Championship 2018



PDC Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan the last four events of this year's PDC Development Tour were played and there were four different players: Berry van Peer, Luke Humphries, Dimitri van den Bergh and Ted Evetts. So now at the end of the season Luke Humphries and Dimitri van den Bergh sit on the first place of the ranking. As both are already qualified for the PDC World Championship now Ted Evetts and young Belgian Geert Nentjes - who are ranked three and four - get the two Development Tour places in the PDC World Championship. Besides Evetts gets a two years Tour Card as well.
Development Tour



4. November
Wade wins World Series of Darts Final as well
With a very close 11:10 win over Michael Smith James Wade won just one week after his European Championship triumph the final of the World Series of Darts. After Wade had dominmated the first few legs of the final none of the players managed to pull clear though Wade was most of the time one leg in front. At the stage of 10:9 Wade busted his score and Smith could draw 10:10. Smith had the throw in the deciding leg but threw away several matchdarts and Wade won after all and not undeserved.
Before Smith won his semifinal despite a strong comeback from Gerwyn Price while Wade prevailed without problems 11:2 over Raymond van Barneveld..
Report, Statistics



World Series of Darts Final - Day 3
Today the tournament will be played to the end - in an afternoon- and an evening session.
After in yesterday's second round with Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Rob Cross and Mensur Suljovic four of the seeded players and could be winners were elimnated today Raymond van Barneveld caused a big upset when he defeated the reigning champion and favourite Michael van Gerwen with 10:8 in the quarterfinals. Simon Whitlock, Dave Chisnall and Jamie Lewis were elimnated as well. Tonight in the semi-finals Gerwyn Price will play against Michael Smith and Raymond van Barneveld will meet James Wade.
Results



3. November
World Series of Darts Final
Tonight the second round of the tournament takes place and the eight seeded players will play against the first round winners. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet Australian Damon Heta. Number 1 seed Peter Wright will play against Gerwyn Price and Jamie Lewis - outstanding player of the first round - will play against World Champion Rob Cross.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



World Series of Darts Finale - Day 1
The outstanding player of the first round was Welshman Jamie Lewis who average 109,82 in his 6:2 win over Dimitri van den Bergh. All three Australian players won their matches and progressed into the second round as well while the two Germans Max Hopp and Maik Langendorf were both elimnated. Maik Langendorf lost a close match against Australian Damon Heta 5:6. Max Hopp - who had replaced Canadian Dawson Murschell on short notice - had no chance at all against a strong playing Dave Chisnall.
Report, Statistics



2. November
World Series of Darts Finale

Dawson Murschell had to withdrew short notice due to illness. Max Hopp moves up by the World Series of Darts Order of Merit.
Participants, Schedule, Results




World Series of Darts Final
Tonight in Schwechat near Vienna this year's World Series of Darts Final will begin. This year the six events of the tournament series had six different winners and who will win the final is still quite open. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen, favorit to win again, last weekend was eliminated unexpectedly in the second round of the European Championship as was Mensur Suljovic who of course in his hometown Vienna has a good chance to succeed.
Today in the first round the seeded players will not yet be in action. They will join the tournament tomorrow in round two.
Preview



Results...
The singles titles of the Asia Pacific Cup won Japanese Mikuru Suzuki and South Korean Choi Min Seok. The men's pairs won the Australian pair Justin Thompson/Adam Rowe. The ladies double title went to the Australian pair as well - the winners were Tori Kewish/Leanne Wilson. Winner of the team event was Team Japan. The overall winner was Australia.
Mikuru Suzuki won the Korea Open as well, the men's title went to Korean Byung su Seo. Winners of the Alan King Memorial in New ZEaland were Haupai Puha and Wendy Harper.
The titles of the Bob Jones Memorial in Trenton, Canada, won David Cameron and Maria Mason. The winners of the youth event Next Talent in De Rijp in the Netherlands were the Winmau Masters Champion Jurjen van der Velde and Layla Brussel.



BDO Weltmeisterschaften

As the Asian Qualifier for the BDO World Championship 2019 doesn't take place Wes Newton moves up into the field of participants. Newton just missed out qualification in the Play-Offs and now qualified by the BDO Invitation Table.
Participants












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