Premier League

This year the Premier League will be played every Thursday from 2. February to 18 May.
Premier League
Tournament Information

European Tour 1
The first event of the European Tour 2017 - the German Darts Championship - will be played from 24. - 26. March in Hildesheim. The top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit and 32 qualifiers take part.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information

New Columns
28. January

Dartoid on John Part's introduction in the PDC Hall of Fame:
Congratulations John Part!


Adam "Thorn" Smith in Spain :
In the Palma My Hand


Interview with Mensur Suljovic
An interview with the best German speaking player from the Grand Slam 2016.
To the Interview

24. March
German Darts Championship - Day 1 Evening
After the evening session of the first day the last two host nation qualifiers, Robert Allenstein and Bernd Roith were eliminated as well. Their opponents Darren Johnson and Jermaine Wattimena demolished them 6:1. Jermaine played with 102.21 the second highest average of the day. Paul Nicholson could celebrate after his return on the stage a 6:2 win over Ryan Searle.
Results
Statistics



German Darts Championship - Day 1 Afternoon
The first two host nation qualifiers, Stefan Stoyke and Martin Schindler, were already elimnated in the afternoon-session of the first round. Stoyke was just no match for John Bowles and lost with 2:6. Schindler played far better then Stoyke but Brasilian debutant Diogo Portela showed a surprising good performance and Schindler lost 3:6. The outstanding performance of the afternoon showed former BDO player Paul Harvey who progressed with an average of 102.78 and seven 180s into the second round where he'll play against his old aquaintance.
Results
Statistics



German Darts Championship - Day 1
Today in Hildesheim the German Darts Championship begins with the first round played over two sessions.
Only the qualifiers will stand at the oche today - among them the four host nation qualifiers Robert Allenstein, Bernd Roith, Martin Schindler and Stefan Stoyke, the East Europe qualifier Krzysztof Ratajski and the Nordic and Baltic qualifier Veijo Viinikka.
Schedule, Results



23. March
Premier League - Eighth League Night
As on league day seven Raymond van Barneveld was responsible for one of the highlights of the evening - he defeated in a thrilling match Michael van Gerwen with 7:5. Similar thrilling was the match between Peter Wright and Phil Taylor, in which in the end Taylor prevailed 7:5. Other winners of the evening were Michael van Gerwen in his first match against James Wade, Gary Anderson in a one sided match against Kim Huybrechts and Adrian Lewis in an all in all weak match against Jelle Klaasen who was clearly affected by his wrist problems.
So Huybrechts and Klaasen are already out of the Premier League before the Judgement Night while van Gerwen is back at the head of the table.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



European Tour 1 - German Darts Championship
Tomorrow in Hildesheim the German Darts Championship will begin - the first event of the European Tour 2017. The PDC already announced the draw.
This evening in Hildesheim the Host Nation and the European Qualifer took place. By the Host Nation Qualifier Robert Allenstein, Bernd Roith, Martin Schindler and Stefan Stoyke qualified for the event. Among the eight European qualifiers are beside many Dutchmen Greece John Michael and Austrian Michael Rasztovits.
Participants, Draw, Schedule
Tournament Information



Premier League
Today Premier League travels for the eighth league day to in Manchester. It is the last league day before Judgement Night - both Huybrechts and Klaasen need points. Reigning champion van Gerwen wants to get back to the head of the table. Lewis, Taylor and Anderson need points as well when they want to stay out of the battle against relegation.

Preview Eighth Evening
Results, Table



21. March
DDV - Winmau Road to Japan
At the weekend two DDV Ranking events were played on Sylt.
On Saturday the winners were Michael Unterbuchner and Steffi Rennoch. The youth events won Nicolas Horn and Christina Schuler. Steffi Rennoch won the tournament on Sunday as well, Sunday's men's winner was David Eisenacher. The men's pairs won the pair Robert Allenstein/Thorsten Wöhlk, the ladies pairs the pair Steffi Rennoch/Anne Willkomm.



Nordic and Baltic Tour
Both events of the Nordic and Baltic Tour last weekend in Gothenburg in Sweden were won by Kim Viljanen. Three qualifiers for the European Tour were played as well and Ulf Ceder (ET 4), Magnus Caris (ET 5) and Marko Kantele (ET 6) secured themselves places in the tournaments.
Nordic and Baltic Tour



Some more results...
Winners of the HAL Open were Mark McGeeney and Lisa Ashton from England. The youth events were won by Wessel Nijmann and Kyana Frauenfelder. The HAL Masters were won by Lorraine Winstanley and Kyle McKinstry. Wessel Nijmann won the boy's event of the HAL Mastersas well, Veerel Hamelink the girl's event.
Titel winners of the Gibraltar Open were with Brian Lokken and Elin Mortensen two players from Denmark. The youth eventy won Victor Rodriguez and Carla Arimani.



20. March
Development Tour
During the second Development Tour weekend in Wigan again four tournaments were played. Winners on Saturday were the two Belgians Kenny Neyens and Dimitri van den Bergh. On Sunday Adam Hunt and Steve Lennon got a win each. Mike de Decker threw a nine-darter on Saturday.
Development Tour



Target Super League Germany
At the weekend the second weekend of Target Super League Germany took place.
Most successful was Maik Langendorf with twelve wins but Kevin Münch nevertheless stayed top of the table. Frank Kortendieck had to miss the weekend and at the moment sits together with Marvin Wehder on the two relegation places.
Target Super League



World Series of Darts
The PDC now announced the last dates of the World Series of Darts events this year. Beside the Auckland Darts Masters in New Zealand this time instead of the Sydney Darts Masters the Melbourne Darts Masters will be played in Australia and the fourth Perth Darts Masters will take place. All tournaments in New Zealand and Australia will be played in August. Not all participants are known yet.
World Series of Darts



Results...
Winners of the Torremolinos Open were Belgian Sven Wens and Swede Anna Forsmark. The men's pairs won the pair Carles Arola/Brian Lokken, the ladies pairs were won by Paula Jacklin and Sarah Roberts. Winners of the mixed triples were Johan Engströme, Anna Forsmark and Adrian Frim.
Winners of the Greater Vancourver Open waren Logan Crooks und Donna Bisaro. Winners of the Halifax Open were Jeff Smith and Patricia Farrell.



16. March
Premier League - Seventh League Day
On a more average seventh League Day the league table was quite whirled around. Highlight was the best match of the evening between Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld which the Dutchman won 7:2. All other players seemed to be a little bit tired and not really in top form. Peter Wright stays with one point ahead Michael van Gerwen at the top of the league table. Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade played themselves with wins under the top four. Kim Huybrechts and Jelle Klaasen still stand on the two relegation places at the end of the table.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



UK Open Gallery

Finally - the UK Open Gallery is online!!!
Gallery Day 1
Gallery Day 2
Gallery Day 3



Premier League
The seventh league day of Premier League takes place in Rotterdam. So of course the Dutch players Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld and Jelle Klaasen will be in the limelight. Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen plays in the last match of the evening against Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld plays against Gary Anderson and Jelle Klaasen - who has some problems with his wrist - opens the evening against James Wade. Beside there will be a key match relating relegation between Adrian Lewis and Kim Huybrechts and UK Open winner Peter Wright plays against Dave Chisnall.
Preview Seventh Evening
Results, Table



14. March
Part back to Unicorn
Three times World Champion John Part returns to Unicorn and not will only be sponsered as a player again but will work as ambassador and mentor as well.
An article from his Sky colleague, journalist Stuart Pyke:
Part comes home to Unicorn



Hashimoto passed away

Japanese darts player Morihiro Hashimoto passed away on Monday.
The 40-year-old took 2011 and 2014 part in the PDC World Championship and was three times part of the Japanese team in the PDC World Cup. Beside he was a well-known soft-tip player.



13. March
Results...
At the weekend the Isle of Man Festival took place. Deta Hedman and Martin Phillips won the Open event, Jamie Hughes and die Australian Corrine Hammond the Classic. The youth tournament was won by Bradley Brooks. Winners of the ladies pairs were Aileen de Graaf/Sharon Prins, the men's pairs were won by Jim Williams/Conan Whithead, the mixed tripels by Dan Day, Deta Hedman and Conan Whitehead.
Justin Thompson and Rhys Mathewson got the wins of the third DPA Australian Grand Prix weekend. For Mathewson it was already the second win. Beside another qualifier for the World Series of Darts events was played. Till now qualified are John Weber, Justin Thompson and Corey Cadby.



Whitlock wins Players Championship 4
Simon Whitlock defeated in the final of the fourth Players Championships Darren Johnson with 6:3 and got his third ranking title of the year. For Darren Johnson it was his till now best performance on the Circuit. In the semi-finals stood Michael van Gerwen and Kim Huybrechts.
Joe Cullen threw in his second round match a nine-darter.
Results
Pro Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the Pro Tour weekend. The North and Baltic Tour Order of Merit was actualised as well.
PDC Rankings



12. March
Cross wins in Barnsley
Rob Cross wins Players Championship Three in Barnsley. He defeated in the final Mervyn King. In the semi-finals stood Steve West and Gerwyn Price. Cross, winner of the Challenge Tour 2016, only turned professional a few months ago. This was his first Pro Tour win.
Kim Hubrechts threw a nine-darter in his first round match.
Results



11. March
Pro Tour Weekend
During the Pro Tour weekend last night the UK Qualifier for the first Event of the European Tour took place.
Among others Mervyn King, Paul Nicholson and Kevin Painter qualified. Another qualifier, Ryan Meikle, threw a nine-darter. Raymond van Barneveld failed to qualify.
Participants ET 1
Results Pro Tour Weekend



10. March
Rebels

Here now the third and final article from the UK Open!!!It is all about the darts on the finals day of the tournament. Spiced up it is with a little bit of darting history
Rebels



9. March
Premier League - Sixth League Day
The sixth league day of Premier League started a little bit slow but picked up pace in the last two matches. Michael van Gerwen made more mistakes as one is used to by him but Kim Huybrechts was not able to use his chances and van Gerwen won with 7:5 as did Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld. The other two night's winners were Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson.
Peter Wright now heads the table with 9 points followed by van Gerwen with 8 points. Kim Huybrechts and Jelle Klaasen still have only three points and still are on the relegation places.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the sixth league day of Premier League in Glasgow reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will return to the action. He will play against Kim Huybrechts. Beside van Gerwen of course in Scotland the two Scotish players Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will be in the centre of attention.
UK Open winner Wright will play against James Wade who was eliminated from the UK Open in round three by Adrian Lewis . Gary Anderson who lost at the same round against Paul Hogan plays against Dave Chisnall.
Preview Sixth Evening



World Series of Darts
The PDC now announced the participants and the dates of the World Series Events in Dubai, Shanghai and the USA.
Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will play all three events while James Wade, Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall will play two each. In Dubai Adrian Lewis will not take part, for him Gerwyn Price will stand at the oche. In Las Vegas both James Wade and Dave Chisnall will not take part instead Daryl Gurney and Max Hopp will participate.
World Series of Darts 2017



Pro Tour Weekend
Tomorrow in Barnsley the second Pro Tour weekend of the year will begin. On Friday the UK Qualifier for the first European Tour Event in Hildesheim will be played, On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 3 and 4 will follow.
Phil Taylor and Terry Jenkins will not be in Barnsley but Raymond van Barneveld has registered for all three tournaments.
Participants



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



5. March
Wright wins UK Open
With an in the end clear 11:6 win over Gerwyn Price Peter Wright wins the UK Open and celebrates his first PDC Major win.
Earlier on the night Price defeated in the semi-finals Alan Norris 11:9 while Peter Wright prevailed 11:5 over Daryl Gurney.
Results



UK Open - Quarterfinals
All four quarterfinals of this year's UK Openwere close and hard fought over. Alan Norris, Daryl Gurney, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright prevailed and progressed into the semi-finals. There Alan Norris will play against Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright will play Daryl Gurney.
Results
Report



Rebellion

The second article from Minehead!!!Of course it is about all the darts of the second day of the UK Open... and a little bit of Minehead history.
Rebellion



4. March
UK Open - Day 2
On the second day of the UK Open the fourth and fifth roundof the tournament were played. statt. Crowd favourite Paul Hogan was eliminated fifth round by Gerwyn Price but before in round four had beaten with Adrian Lewis another might be winner of the event.
The quarterfinals reached Kim Huybrechts, Simon Whitlock, Daryl Gurney, Raymond van Barneveld, Ian White, Gerwyn Price, Alan Norris and top favourite Peter Wright - not astonishing with todays outfit.
Results
Report



The first day


The first article from Minehead!!!Of course it is about teh first day of UK Open!!!
The first day



3. March
UK Open
The first day of the UK Open ended as shocking as it had began in the morning with Michael van Gerwen with: Gary Anderson was eliminated from the tournament with a 9:10 defeat by the amateur qualifier and BDO player Paul Hogan. With James Wade another favorite went out - he lost 8:10 against Adrian Lewis.
With the exception of Paul Hogan all amateur qualifiers didn't survive the first day of the event.
Results
Reports



new Michael van Gerwen has withdrawn from the UK Opennew

2. March
Premier League
The fifth League Day of Premier League quite twirled up the league table. Phil Taylor after his draw with Gary Anderson now heads the table with seven points. As well seven points now Peter Wright has collected after his great match against Adrian Lewis in which he averaged over 119- Dave Chisnallwon both his matches and now sits in fifth place, while Lewis after his defeat now is on a relegation place just before Jelle Klaasen.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



UK Open

Tomoorow in Minehead the UK Open will begin - for the first time without Phil Taylor and might be without reigning champion Michael van Gerwen. Should that really happen the outcome of the tournament is wide open...
Preview



1. March
Premier League
Due to a backinjury reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will miss the fifth league day in Exeter.
Instead Dave Chisnall will play twice - the first match of the evening as scheduled against Raymond van Barneveld and the last match of the evening against James Wade. For that Chisnall will not have to play on the eigth league day while Michael van Gerwen will catch up against James Wade. But in the limelight of the fifth league day is the game between Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor who both had to be content with a draw last week.
Preview Fifth Evening



27. February
Three times Ratajski
Poland's Krzysztof Ratajski won at the weekend all three East Europe qualifiers for the first three PDC Europe Events and will stand at the oche in Hildesheim, Jena and Saarbrücken.
Ratajski plays on the BDO Circuit and reached the last 16 of the BDO Weltmeisterschaft 2017. But he was part of the Team Poland in the inaugural PDC World Cup and again in 2013 and 2016. 2016 he already once qualified for an European Tour event.



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



26. February
Norris and Anderson Successful
Alan Norris and Gary Anderson were the winners of the first two Players Championships of the year.
Norris won on Saturday the final against the unknown Peter Jacques, who moved as Associate Member in the field of participants as not all 128 Tour Card holders had registered for the weekend. On Sunday Gary Anderson was the winner who defeated Peter Wright 6:1 in the final. Michael Smith on both days reached the quarterfinals, James Wade stood once in the quarterfinal and once in the semi-finals. On Sunday Adrian Lewis threw a nine-darter but lost his first round match against John Henderson.
Results



Dartoid's World
Dartoid was for many years aquainted with Stacy Bromberg and counted her among his closest friends. During the final years of her life he traveled with her to destinations she wanted to tick off her bucket list. Now Dartoid dedicated her his new column.
"I collect friends" - Stacy Bromberg (1956 - 2017)



24. February
Pro Tour Weekend
At the weekend in Barnsley the first Pro Tour weekend of the year will take place. On Saturday and Sunday the first two Players Championships will be played. As to be expected neither Phil Taylor nor Terry Jenkins will take part. Michael van Gerwen didn't register as well.
Participants



23. February
Premier League - Fourth League Day
Jelle Klaasen was the only winner of the fourth League Day of Premier League in Brighton, he defeated Dave Chisnall with 7:3 and won his first two points. All other matches of the evening ended in a draw and van Gerwen, Taylor and Wade stay still unbeaten at the top of the table.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
For the fourth league day Premier League travels to Brighton.
The three still unbeaten players at the top of the table - Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and James Wade - will play against Adrian Lewis, Kim Huybrechts and Gary Anderson. Jelle Klaasen will try to win his first point against Dave Chisnall. Beside Raymond van Barneveld and Peter Wright will meet.
Preview Fourth Evening



21. February
JDC News
The JDC, which just started into the new tour season,has announced that in 2017 again an European Championship for players under 16 will take place. This time there will be seperate tournaments for girls and boys and there will be as well a pairs event. Besides for the first time a WDS Associates World Junior Darts Championship will be played later in the year.
JDC Tour
More informatione you can find as well here: Homepage der JDC.



Nordic and Baltic Tour
At the weekend in Copenhagen in Denmark the first tournament weekend of the PDC Nordic und Baltic Tour in Kopenhagen took place. Both Events were won by Kim Viljanen
Beside the first three qualifiers for events of the European Tour were played. Veijo Viinikka qualified for the German Darts Championship, Daniel Larson for the German Darts Masters and Marko Kantele for the German Darts Open.
Nordic und Baltic Tour



Results...
The two tournaments of the second weekend of the DPA Australian Grand Prix were won by Lukas Cameron and Rhys Mathewson.
The second qualifier for the World Series of Darts won Justin Thompson.



20. February
PDC Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan the first four tournaments of the PDC Development Tour were played.
Most successful player of the weekend was Luke Humphies who won both on Saturday and on Sunday one of the events. Both times his opponent in the final was Belgian Kenny Neyens who beside threw on Saturday a nine-darter. The second tournament on Saturday won Dimitri van den Bergh, the second event on Sunday Ryan Meikle.
Quite successful was German player Martin Schindler on his development tour debut - he reached a semi-final and a quarterfinal on Saturday. Another successful development tour debutant was Canadian Dawson Murschell who reached one of the finals.
Development Tour



DDV ranking event Wörth
At the weekend in Wörth a DDV ranking event took place.
Winners on Saturday were Ricardo Pietreczko and Irina Armstrong. The youth events were won by Nicolas Horn and Christina Schuler. The events on Sunday were won by Michael Unterbuchner and again Irina Armstrong.




Results ...
1200 female and male dart players took part in the Scottish Open which were played in Renfrew.
The singles titles won Scotsman Cameron Menzies and Fallon Sherrock from England. Both ladies finalists played a higher average then the men's finalists.
Pairs winners were the dutch ladies pair De Graaf/Prins and the English men's pair McDine/Joyce.



17. February
The Mental Aspect of Competing

In her new blog Anne tries to find out Anne how you can acquire the necessary mental strength to reach the top level of your sport. Some of the reqired skills you can practice.
The Mental Aspect of Competing



16. February
Premier League - Third League Day
After the third league day with Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and James Wade three players are still unbeaten and together they head the table with five points each. Dave Chisnall could celebrate his first win of the season - he defeated Kim Huybrechts with 7:4. The only player without a point now is Jelle Klaasen who lost 4:7 against Michael van Gerwen - his third defeat in a row.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The third league day of Premier League will be played today in Leeds.
Once again - and might be for the last time - Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will meet. Beside rivals James Wade and Adrian Lewis will paly against each other. We will see an all Dutch and an all Scottish duel and in the last match of the evening the two players at the bottom of the table will stand at the oche: Dave Chisnall v Kim Huybrechts.
Preview Third Evening



15. February
UK Open
The PDC announced the draw and the schedule for the first two rounds of the UK Open, which will take place from 3. - 5. March in Minehead.
Former UK Open winner robert Thornton will begin his tournament second round against the winner of the first round game between Kevin Bambrick and Nicky Bell.
Draw, Schedule First and Second Round



On Stacy Bromberg's passing away
On Stacy Bromberg's passing away her friend and companion Steve Brown -ADO area manager and team manager of the American National Team - published on the homepage of the American Darts Organisation a tribute which he allowed us to use on this site.
Stacy Bromberg - 1956 - 2017



13. February
Stacy Bromberg passed away

The American dart player Stacy Bromberg passed away today after a long battle witch cancer.
A big loss for the darting world and a personal loss as well. Rest in peace, Stacy.



Wins for van Gerwen, Whitlock and Wright
Peter Wright won the last UK Open Qualifier on Sunday as well and now heads with three wins the UK Open Order of Merit followed by Simon Whitlock with two wins and Michael van Gerwen with one win. Though van Gerwen had to be content with a single win he nevertheless impressed with an unbelievable performance on the day - in his match against Ryan Murray he threw two nine-darters.
At the weekend by the Riley's Qualifiers Brett Claydon, Andrew Davidson, Damian Smith, Kevin Bambrick and Dean Reynolds qualified for the tournament - so the field of participants now is complete.
UK Open 2017 - Participants



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the UK Open Order of Merit were updated after the second UK Open Qualifier weekend in Wigan.
PDC Rankings



10. February
UK Open Qualifiers
Today in Wigan the second tournament weekend with three qualifiers will begin. The number of participants will be high and of course several new Tour Card owners will try their luck as well. To be sure Michael van Gerwen hopes for his first Pro Tour win after he missed out last weekend.
Participants, Results



9. February
Premier League - Second League Day
On the second League Day of Premier League Peter Wright didn't manage to keep up last weekend's performance and lost 3:7 against Michael van Gerwen. The other two winners of the evening were Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis. The matches between Phil Taylor and James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld and Kim Huybrechts both ended in a draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
Tomorrow the Premier League will travel for the second league day to Nottingham.
In the centre of the limelight will stand the match between Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen stehen - especially after Wright managed to defeat van Gerwen 6:4 in one of the UK Open qualifiers at the weekend. konnte. The two Premier League returnees Klaasen and Huybrechts will get a second chance against Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld. In the match Lewis v Chisnall two of last weeks losers will meet while in Wade v Taylor two winner will stand at the oche.
Preview Second Evening



UK Open 2017
By the Riley's Qualifiers last weekend 12 more players qualified for the UK Open. Among them are Johnny Haines, who will already take part for the 10. time in the Uk Open and BDO player Brian Dawson, one of the participants in the BDO World Championship in January. He lost there first round against Canadian Jeff Smith.
UK Open 2017



6. February
Wins for Wright and Whitlock
Peter Wright was the dominant player of the first UK Open qualifiers weekend in Wigan - he won the first and the last of the three tournaments and now heads the UK Open Order of Merit. Simon Whitlock won the second event and defeated in the final Gary Anderson. The best placing of Michael van Gerwen was the quarterfinal of the third event where he was defeated by Peter Wright.
UK Open Qualifiers, UK Open Order of Merit



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the UK Open Order of Merit were updated after the first UK Open Qualifier weekend in Wigan.
PDC Rankings



Results...
Winners of the singles events of the Dutch Open were Deta Hedman and Mark McGeeny. The ladies pairs were won by Aileen de Graaf/Sharon Prins, the men's pairs by Scott Mitchell/James Hurrell. The youth titles won Cheyenne Doddema and Keanu van Velzen.
Winners of the Romanian Open were Dutchman Silko Visser and Karolina Podgarska from Poland. The Romanian Darts Classic were won by Belgian Andy Baetens and English Maria O'Brien.
The first three events of the Australian DPA Circuit, which were played at the weekend in Sydney, won John Weber, Cody Harris and the PDC Unicorn Youth World Champion Corey Cadby.



3. February
UK Open Qualifiers

Today in Wigan the first tournament weekend with three qualifiers will begin. The number of participants will be high and of course several new Tour Card owners will try their luck as well.
Participants, Results



Dutch Open

Today the Dutch Open will begin - one of the BDO/WDF tournaments with the biggest field of participants. Most of the BDO big names will stand at the oche. The new BDO World Champion Glen durrant will not take part.




2. February
Premier League - First evening
On the first evening of the new Premier League season we could see wins for James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor and Peter Wright. The match between Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson - to be sure the best match of the night - ended in a 6:6 draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
Tonight this year's Premier League season will begin.
The first evening takes place in Newcastle und will bring another clash between the number 1 and the number 2 of the world - Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. It will be intersting as well to see how the two Premier League returnees Kim Huybrechts and Jelle Klaasen will perform.

Preview First Evening
Results



31. January
UK Open 2017
At the weekend eight more players qualified by Riley's Qualifiers.
Qualified are Ben Green, Wayne Morris, Alex Roy, James Carroll, Kevin Edwards, Nicky Bell, Brandon Walsh and BDO player Paul Hogan, who already qualified for the fourth time. Alex Roy, who once played the PDC Circuit is one of eight players who managed to qualify for the tournament every year since the first UK Open in 2003.
UK Open 2017



New Rules for the European Tour
new This year there are a few rule changes on the European Tour. Most of them concern the qualification. The new rules were added to the tournament information.
Tournament Information



30. January
Van Gerwen wins Masters
For the third successive year Michael van Gerwen won The Masters. He defeated in the final Gary Anderson with 11:7. Anderson had his chances but missed a few doubles. In the semi-finals Gary Anderson defeated Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen defeated Adrian Lewis.
Results
Report, Statistics Finals Day



Target Superleague Germany
At the weekend Superleague Germany started in the new season. After the first weekend Kevin Münch heads the table, who played with 13 wins a successful weekend. In the second place sits Stefan Stoyke. A highlight of the first tournament weekend was the nine-darter of Superleague debutant Marvin Wehder.
Target Super League Germany



28. January
The Masters - Day 2
On the second day of The Masters the last four first round matches were played.The biggest upset was probably Robert Thornton's win over James Wade. Beside Thornton reigning champion Michael van Gerwen, Mensur Suljovic and Adrian Lewis progressed into the quarterfinals.
Results



27. January
Taylor confirms retirement plans
During The Masters Phil Taylor announced he will retire end of the year. The World Championship 2018 will be his last tournament. Earlier he already had announced he will not play the 2017 Pro Tour. Nevertheless he's already qualified for many of the Major tournaments of the year. But he would have to qualify for the UK Open and will need to reach a TV final to qualify for the Grand Slam.



The Masters - Day 1
Today in Milton Keynes The Masters will begin - the first tournament of the PDC after the PDC World Championship. The Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit will stand at the oche. There will be no draw, the fixtures are according to the seeding list. As the Masters is an invitation tournament the price money does not count for the ranking.
Today the first four first round matches will be played. Among others Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson will stand at the oche. The event will be opened by the game between Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld.
Results



26. January
Dartoid's World

In celebration of John Part's introduction into the PDC Hall of Fame Dartoid pulled one of his older colum,ns out of his achive. He wrote it when Part won his first PDC World Championship in 2003.
Congratulations John Part!



25. January
Target Vision 360 Lighting System
In November 2015 Target launched a lighting system for dartboards - now the WDF approved it for tournaments.
Here a short report about the system including a review by the Darts Performance Centre.
Target Vision 360



Winmau Road to Japan 7/8

Winners of the DDV tournaments last Saturday were Lena Zollikofer and Daniel Zygla. The youth events won Alicia Becker and Nico Blum. All Saturday's winners are qualified for the Winmau World Masters 2017.
On Sunday Irina Armstrong and Clemens Gabriel won the singles.



Results...

Winners of the Quebec Open were Martin Tremblay und Dianne Gobeil. The titles of the prestigious Las Vegas Open won Joe Chaney and Paula Murphey.
The Dutch Regiobank Open Youth were won by Keanu van Velzen and Kyana Frauenfelder.




24. January
UK Open 2017
The first of the Riley's qualifiers for the UK Open 2017 were played at the weekend.
Qualified are Steve Maish, Lee Evans, Gary Eastwood, Gareth Pass, Dave Prins, Dan Read and Neil Smith. Save for Neil Smith all of the qualifiers already took part in the UK Open.
UK Open 2017



WDF/BDO Rankings
All WDF/BDO Rankings with the exception of the Finders Darts Masters Ranking were updated.
BDO Rankings



22. January
PDC Qualifying School - Tag 4
On the fourth day of Qualifying School Antonio Alcinas, Paul Nicholson, Kirk Shepherd and German Martin Schindler got a Tour Card. The 12 Tour Cards by the Q-School Ranking won Jamie Bain, Jimmy Hendiks, Ronnie Baxter, Steve Hine, Sven Groen, Paul Rowley, Scott Darbyshire, Mickey Manseel Chris Quantock, John Norman, Darren Johnson and Madars Razma.
Qualifying School



PDC Qualifying School - Day 3
On the third day of Qualifying School Scott Taylor, Steve Lennon and former World Champions Richie Burnett and John Part got a Tour Card. The ranking is headed by Spaniard Antonio Alcinas, Kirk Shepherd and Jamie Bain - all three have 16 points.
Qualifying School



21. January
PDC Qualifying School - Day 2
On the second day of Qualifying School Richard North, Ritchie Edhouse, Ting Chi Royden Lam and Maik Langendorf got a Tour Card. The ranking is headed by Dutchman Sven Groen and Steve Lennon - both have collected 14 points.
Qualifying School



20. January
PDC Qualifying School - Day 1
On the first day of Qualifying School Prakash Jiwa, Lee Bryant, Stephen Burton and Jim Brown got a Tour Card. Nine points for the Q-School ranking won Steve Lennon, Ritchie Edhouse, Jim Brown and Prakash Jiwa. By the Q-School ranking after the fourth day of the tournament further 12 Tour Cards will be alloted.
Qualifying School



17. January
PDC Qualifying School
On Thursday this year's PDC Qualifying School will begin. Almost 450 will play on four days in four seperate tournaments for 28 Tour Cards. Among the participants are former World Champions Richie Burnett and John Part and other well-known names like Peter Manley and Ronnie Baxter. From the participants of the BDO World Championship only young Dutchman Jimmy Hendriks will take part.
Qualifying School



16. January
Premier League
The PDC today announced the matches of the first nine League Days of Premier League till including Judgement Night. After Judgement Night the last two players in the table will be eliminated from the tournament.
The first League Day will take place on 2. February in Newcastle. Among others reigning chanpion Michael van Gerwen will play against Gary Anderson.
Premier League 2017



15. January
Durrant wins World Champion title
With in the end clear 7:3 win over Danny Noppert the number 1 of the BDO Glen Durrant secured himself the World Champion title.
Till the 3:3 the Dutch debutant Noppert was able to to keep up but then he made too many faults and no longer was able to use his chances consequently. So Durrant pulled away more and more and deservedly won the title.
Report



14. January
Ashton wins third title
For the third time Lisa Ashton won the World Champion title - she defeated in the final Australian Corrine Hammond 3:0.
In a good women's final - which Ashton played an almost 82 average - the Englishwoman dominated from the beginning. Hammond played a good game as well and forced the second set in a deciding fifth leg which Ashton managed to win. Both players threw a 180, Hammond beside had a 107 high finish.



BDO World Championships - Day 8
Today in Lakeside the women's final between Lisa Ashton and Corrine Hammond and the men's semi-finals between Darryl Fitton and Danny Noppert and between Glen Durrant and Jamie Hughes take place.
Results



BDO World Championships - Day 7
On the seventh day in Lakeside the women's semi-finals and the men's quarterfinals were played.
The semi-finals were won by Lisa Ashton and surprisingly Australian Corrine Hammond. Quarterfinals winners were Darryl Fitton, Jamie Hughes, Glen Durrant and Danny Noppert.
Report



10. January
BDO World Championships - Day 4
On the fourth in Lakeside the first round of the men will be played to the end. Last match of the day will be the first appearance of reigning champion Scott Waites against Dennis Harbour. Beside two women's first round matches will be played.
Results



BDO World Championships - Day 3
On the third day in Lakeside we could see clear preliminary round wins for David Cameron and Dennis Harbour, slightly sirprising wins for Pip Blackwell, Jeff Smith and Paul Hogan and expected wins for Geert de Vos against a strong playing Australian Raymond Smith and Lorraine Winstanley, who impressed with her finishing.
Report



9. January
BDO World Championships - Day 3
On the third day of the BDO World Championships again an afternoon- and an evenings session will be played. In the afternoon the last two preliminary round matches and a first round game of the men will take place. In the evening we can watch three men's first round matches and one ladies first round match.
Results



The Masters
The PDC today published the deteiled schedule of The Masters. The major event - in which only the top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit take part - will take place from 27. - 29 January in Milton Keynes.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play in his first round match against Simon Whitlock. Mensur Suljovic who'll give his debut . will play against Jelle Klaasen.
The Masters



Target Superleague Germany
By the qualifier at the weekend Rene Berndt, Nico Blum und Marvin Wehder qualified for the new season. The first tournament weekend will be played on 28./29. January in Mönchengladbach.
Target Super League Germany



BDO World Championships - Day 2
On the second day of the BDO World Championships we did see a very thrilling match between Martin Adams and Ryan Joyce, which Adams managed to win, commanding wins for Scott Mitchell, Jamie Hughes, Paul Hogan, Lisa Ashton (with an 107,37 in the second set of the game) and Fallon Sherrock, a slightly surprising win for Australian Raymond Smith in the preliminary round and a hard fought preliminary round match, which Krzysztof Ratajski from Poland won.
Results
Report



8. January
BDO World Championships - Day 1
The first match of the World Championships was the best match of the day: Glen Durrant, number 1 of the BDO, defeated Nick Kenny 3:1 and had an average of almost 97. Many of the matches influenced by the by the nerves of the players but there were no real upsets.In his preliminary round match against Dennis Nilsson Englishman Ryan Joyce impressed with his 3:0 win. Tony O'Shea again was elimnated by Jim Williams and showed a weak performance.
In the women's tournament reigning champion Trina Gulliver and Aileen de Graaf both won their matches with 2:0 and will now meet in the quarterfinals.
Results



7. January
BDO World Championships 2017
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the Women's and the Men's World Championships of the BDO will begin.
The tournament will be opened in the afternoon session be the First Round match of the BDO number 1 Glen Durrant. Reigning champion Tina Gulliver will play her First Round match in the afternoon session as well. Tonight among others last year's runner-up Canadian Jeff Smith and Tony O'Shea will stand at the oche. In the evening's women match Aileen de Graaf will play against Rachel Brooks.
Outside the UK the tournament can be watch by the Official BDO Stream.
Results



BDO World Championships Competition
This year again Global Darts offers competitions for the World Championships.
Questions and conditions of participation didn't change, but this year the winner will get a 25 Pound voucher for the Darts Perfomance Centre Shop. There you not only get the "own" Performance Darts but as well the Pro's darts, dartboards, dartboard surrounds - just everything a dart player needs.
Competition



5. January
PDC Qualifying School

The PDC Qualifying School will this year take place from 19. - 22. January. Entries are open till 16. January. Here the schedule and the entries so far.
Qualifying School



PDC Awards Dinner
Yesterday the PDC Award's Dinner took place in The Dorchester in London. Michael van Gerwen got four of the awards: PDC Player of the Year, PDPA Players's Player of the year, PDC Fan's Player of the year and Best Pro Tour Player. Benito van de Pas got the Award "Young Player of the Year", Mensur Suljovic the award for the Most Improved Player of the year 2016. The award for the best televised performance of the year won Phil Taylor for his performance in the final of the Unibet Champions League. Canadian John Part was introduced in the PDC Hall of Fame.



4. January
PDC World Championship Competition
We've got a winner!!! Most participants predicted a Wright v van Gerwen final. Only two predicted a van Gerwen v Anderson final and only one of the two thought Michael van Gerwen would be the new World Champion. The winner is Ioannis Kosmidis from Greece!
All who didn't win this time will get a new chance in the BDO World Championship Competition!



3. January
Tournament Calendar 2017
The tournament calendar for 2017 is now online. Other dates will be added - for example those of the Super League Eastern - as soon as they will be announced.
Tournament Calendar 2017



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



2. January
Premier League 2017
After the final of the World Championship Barry Hearn announced the participants of the Premier League 2017. The top four qualify automatically and are joinded by six wildcards. 2017 Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis are the top four, the six wildcards went to Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Dave Chisnall, Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts.
Premier League 2017



Van Gerwen wins title

Regrettably the final of the World Championship was not really thrilling - mainly because Gary Anderson didn't hit a single high finish and too often missed his doubles in crucial legs. So Michael van Gerwen defeated him deservedly 7:3 and won the World Champion title after 2014 for a second time
Report, Statistics Final



1. January
PDC Weltmeisterschaft - Semi-Finals
In two thrillling semi-finals Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen prevailed and will now meet tomorrow in the final.
Peter Wright in the first semi-final never could find the form of his previous matches and though it was a close match Gary Anderson's win never was in real danger. The second semi-final followed a similar pattern. Till the 2:2 Raymond van Barneveld played as outstanding as Michael van Gerwen but then was no longer able to keep pace with the world number 1.
Results
Report, Statistics Semi-Finals



Darts Performance Centre

As it is a little bit more quiet now in the Darts Performance Centre Shop one has finally the time to have a look on the PDC World Championship.
Semi-Finals Sunday



PDC World Championship-Gallery

To attune to the semi-finals and the final my World Championship Gallery is now online!!!
Gallery









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