Premier League

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


New Columns
27. April

Why no team from the Philippines in the PDC World Cup:
An Open Letter to Barry Hearn - about the Philippines.


Adam "Thorn" Smith in Mallorca :
My Oche in Mallorca


Interview with Diogo Portela

Diogo Portela is the first dart player from Brazil on the PDC Circuit.
To the Interview

22. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC today announced the teams for the PDC World Cup which will be played from 1. - 4. June in Frankfurt.
Latvia withdrew at short notice and will be replaced by team Switzerland Patrick Rey and Philipp Ruckstuhl. Phil Taylor will not take part in the World Cup in his last year in the PDC. For him Dave Chisnall will be the new partner of Adrian Lewis in reigning champion England.
Participants
Tournament Information



Wright and Cross Winners in Milton Keynes
Winners of the two Players Championships at the weekend in Milton Keynes were Peter Wright and Rob Cross.
Wright won Players Championship 11 on Saturday with a 6:3 win against Daryl Gurney.The semifinals reached Rob Cross and Andy Boulton. On Sunday Rob Cross won the 12. Players Championship of the year. He defeated in the final Ian White. James Wilson and Kim Huybrechts stood in the semifinals. Dave Chisnall in the third round a nine-darter.



19. May
Pro Tour Weekend in Milton Keynes
Today in Milton Keyes a Pro Tour weekend will begin with the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 6 + 7, the European Darts Matchplay and the Austrian Darts Open. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 11 and 12 will be played.
Gary Anderson didn't register for the weekend.
Participants, Results
European Darts Matchplay
Austrian Darts Open



18. May
Van Gerwen defends Premier League Title
In dramatic final Michael van Gerwen defended his Premier League title against Peter Wright. Wright had already been in the lead 7:2, but couldn't get rid of a resiliant Michael van Gerwen. Van Gerwen came back into the match and it developed into a head-to-head race, in which the Dutchman several times managed to draw. In the 19. leg Wright missed six matchdarts, van Gerwen got the 10:10. In the deciding leg Wright already looked forfeited while van Gerwen played a strong leg to defend his title.
Before van Gerwen won in the semi-finals 10:7 against Gary Anderson while Wright won a very close match against Phil Taylor 10:9. With a sensational comeback Taylor had managed to come back into the match but Wright hold his nerve.
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Play-Offs
Tonight in the O2 Arena in London the Premier League Play-Offs will be played.
The night begins with the semif-final between Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. Those two players met on the last league day as well and van Gerwen won the match. After that in the second semi-final Play-Off debutant Peter Wright and sixtimes Premier League Champion Phil Taylorin his last Premier League season will meet. The final will follow and end this year's Premier League
Preview Play-Offs
Results



16. May
History of the Sport of Darts in Germany

Due to my aquaintance with Dr. Patrick Chaplin - the Doctor of darts - a few years ago I publish a first overview over the development of the sport of darts in Germany on GlobalDarts. Of course I didn't stop to investigate and managed to collect a lot more informations. Now my extended new version is online and I want to thank all who contributed to it - especially Bob Ryan, Dr. Eddie Norman, Bernd Hebecker and Michael Fechner.
I am sure my history is still not complete and I would rejoice at amendments!
History of the Sport of Darts in Germany



Results...
Clinton Bridge and Gordon Mathers were the winners on the DPA Tour at the weekend. Corey Cadby won the seventh World Series of Darts Qualifier during the DPA weekend in Queensland.
Winners of the Welsh Open were Glen Durrant and Lorraine Winstanley. The youth titles got Nathan Girvan and Beau Greaves. The men's pairs won Ryan Hogarth and Camerson Menzies, winners of the ladies pairs were Ann Marie Potts and Linda Ithurralde, winners of the mixed pairs Richard Veenstra and Sharon Prince.
Winners of the Finnish Open were Russian Boris Koltsov and Kaisu Rekinen from Finland. The youth tile won Swede Hampus Norrström. The Finland Masters won Daniel Larsson and Vicky Pruim - both from Sweden.
The titles of the ADO Cleveland Extravaganza won Dayton Strawbridge and Robin Curry. Winner of the youth event was Dalton Hawksworth.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the Gibraltar Darts Trophy.
PDC Rankings



15. May
Smith wins in Gibraltar
Michael Smith won the Gibraltar Darts Trophy with a 6:4 Sieg over Mensur Suljovic in the final. The semi-finals reached Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney. For Smith it was the fourth win on the European Tour.
None of the five Host Nation Qualifiern survived the first round.
Results
Statistics
Report Final
Overall Tournament Statistics European Tour 2017



PDC Challenge Tour
In Milton Keynes at the weekend four more events of the PDC Challenge Tour took place. The winners were Nathan Aspinall, Robert Rickwood, Peter Jacques and Luke Humphries. For all four it was the first Challenge Tour title.
Challenge Tour



Diogo Portela Competition

We have a winner: Christopher Wingelhofer from Horn in Austria will get a set of Diogo Portela Signature Darts.
Congratulations!! And thanks to all who took part!!




12. Mai
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today in Gibraltar the first round of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy will be played, in which only the qualifiers take part.
Last night by the Home Nation Qualifier Dyson Paroday, Justin Broton, Dylan Duo, Manuel Valerio and Anthony Lopez qualified for the event.
Schedule, Results, Statistics



11. May
Premier League
On a thrilling last Premier League evening Dave Chisnall missed out on the play-offs. His draw against James Wade was not enough to overtake Phil Taylor who even secured himself with a 7:5 win against Adrian Lewis the third place of the table. A determined Michael van Gerwen defeated Gary Anderson with 7:4. He hold his ground and stayed first of the table despite a 7:1 win of Peter Wright against Raymond van Barneveld.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Interview with Diogo Portela

Diogo Portela is the very first dartplayer from Brazil on the PDC Circuit. How it got round he joined the PDC and many more questions Diogo Portela answers in our interview which came about thanks to the intercession of the Darts Performance Centre.
To the Interview




Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Tomorrow in Gibraltar the Gibraltar Darts Trophy will begin, the fifth event of the European Tour. Adrian Lewis had to withdraw due to family reasons, for him a fifth Home Nation Qualifier will get a place in the tournament. Der Home Nation Qualifier is played tonight.
The PDC already announced the draw and the detailed schedule for the first and second round.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



Diogo Portela Competition

Today is the closing date of the Diogo Portela Competition. You can win a set of his Challenger Darts!!
Competition




10. May
Premier League
The last leagu day of Premier League will be played tomorrow in Aberdeen in Scotland. Four matches will be played and all four are important. In the matches between Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld and between Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson the battle for the first place in the league table will be decided. In the other two matches we'll find out who will get the fourth place in the play-offs.

Preview Fifteenth League Day



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



8. May
Wright wins in Sindelfingen
Peter Wright won with a sensational 6:0 over Michael van Gerwen his third European Tour title this year. Wright was in the final the inaguably better player while van Gerwen had for him unusual problems to hit the doubles.
In the semi-finals stood Jelle Klaasen and Dave Chisnall.
Tournament Statistcs
Report Final
Overall Tournament Statistics Euuropean Tour 2017



PDC World Cup of Darts

After qualifying event in Brazil the team from Brazil is now complete! Beside Diogo Portela Alexandre Sattin will represent Brazil.
Participants
Tournament Information



5. May
European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Sindelfingen the European Darts Grand Prix will begin, the fourth event of this year's European Tour.
As with all this events on the first day the first round will be played in an afternoon- and an evening session. Only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
Last night by the Host Nation Qualifier Gabriel Clemens, Bernd Roith, Rene Berndt and Max Hopp qualified. By the European Qualifier qualified beside Austrian Zoran Lerchbacher and Belgian Dmitri van den Bergh six Dutch players for the event.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Statistics



Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Last night in Sindelfingen the European Qualifier for the Gibraltar Darts Trophy - which will be played from 12. - 14. May - took place as well.
Among the qualifiers are with Martin Schindler and Renee Eidams two German players who qualified alongside Belgians Ronny Huybrechts and Dimitri van den Bergh and the Dutchmen Jeffrey de Zwaan, Mario Robbe, Mike de Decker and Christian Kist.
Gibraltar Darts Trophy



PDC World Cup of Darts
The Russian participants for the tournament were announced. Qualified are two familiar faces who already represented Russia in the World Cup 2016: Boris Koltsov and Alexsandr Oreshkin.
Participants
Tournament Information



4. May
Premier League - Fourteenth League Day
Gary Anderson secured himself on the 14. league day with a 7:3 win against a not great playing James Wade a place in the play-offs. Phil Taylor is almost through as well - after a clear 7:3 win against Michael van Gerwen he has two points more then Dave Chisnall. Taylor visibly enjoyed the match. Chisnall won a thrilling match against Raymond van Barneveld and moved up on the fifth place of the table. Peter Wright sits after his win over Adrian Lewis now only one point behind Michael van Gerwen who still is head of the table.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the 14. league day in Sheffield only four matches will be played. The focus is on the fight for the play-off places. Two places are already taken by Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright while the other six players still all have a shot at the last two. Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen both would like to be head of the table at the end of the season and earn the 25 000 pound bonus which goes with it.
Preview Fourteenth Evening



3. May
Diogo Portela Competition
The Darts Performance Centre not only kindly helped us to get into contact with Diogo Portela but offered us as well a set of Diogo's Challenger Darts for a competition!
Closing date is Thursday 11. May.
Competition



2. May
Wins for van Gerwen and Anderson in Wigan
Michael van Gerwen won Players Championship 9 last Saturday in Wigan and threw in the final against Robert Thornton a nine-darter. The semi-finals reached Jan Dekker and Robbie Green.
On sunday Gary Anderson won Players Championship 10; he defeated in the final Peter Wright. Wright threw a nine-darter in his semi-final match against Michael Smith. As well in the semi-finals stood Steve West. Michael van Gerwen lost fourth round to Gary Anderson.
Results



Results...
Cody Harris and Justin Thompson were the winners of the two DPA Tournaments in Tasmania last weekend. Cody Harris threw a nine-darter and won as well the World Series of Darts Qualifier.
Winners of the Denmark Open were Deta Hedman and Scott Mitchell. The youth events won Levy Frauenfelder and Line Kristiansen. The titles of the Denmark Masters won Glen Durrant and Sharon Prins. In the youth events again Line Kristiansen from Denmark won the girls event while Wessel Nijman prevailed in the boys event.
The wins of the first weekend of the American Championship Darts Circuits got Chuck Puleo and Gary Mawson. Winners of the Estonia Open were Swede Peter Sajwani and Kaisu Rekinen from Finland. Kaisu Rekinen won the title of the Estonian Masters as well, the men's title went to Darius Labanauskas from Lithunia.
Leonard Gates and Stacey Pace were the winners of the ADO Charlotte Open. the titles of the New Zealand North Island Open went to Cody Harris and Sha Hohipa. the Australian Murray Bridge Classic were won by Raymond O'Donnell and Tori Kewish.



Qualifiers European Tour Events
Eight players managed last Friday to qualify by the UK Qualifier both for the European Tour Event in Sindelfingen and for the Event in Gibraltar: Adrian Lewis, Steve Beaton, John Henderson, Rob Cross, Jonny Clayton, James Wilson, James Richardson und Matt Clark.
Pole Krzysztof Ratajski won again all three East Europe Qualifiers and will take part in the next three European Tour events as well.
European Darts Grand Prix
Gibraltar Darts Trophy



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



28. April
Pro Tour Wochenende Wigan
Today in Wigan a Pro Tour weekend will begin with the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour events 4 and 5 in Sindelfingen and Gibraltar. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 9 and 10 will follow.
Bis auf Maik Langendorf werden alle deutschen und österreichischen Tour Card Inhaber an den Players Championships teilnehmen.
Participants, Results
European Darts Grand Prix
Gibraltar Darts Trophy



27. April
Premier League - Thirteenth League Day
No joy had Adrian Lewis on the thirteenth league day as he lost his two matches against James Wade and Michael van Gerwen. The one against van Gerwen he lost with 0:7 - the first whitewash of the season. Van Gerwen on the other side had some luck in his first match against Dave Chinsall and got a draw in the end. With three points more after this evening he still is head of the table. Other winners of the night in Birmingham were Peter Wright and Gary Anderson.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Dartoids World
Though it is exciting news that with Latvia and Brasil this year two nations will give their debut in the PDC World Cup the decision to go without Norway and the Philippines is not really comprehensible. Especially the the argumentation to exclude the Philippines is inconclusive. And why was the Darts Council of the Philippines not informed in time?
A reason for Dartoid to write an open letter to Barry Hearn.
An Open Letter to Barry Hearn - about the Philippines.



26. April
Premier League
For the 13. League Day Premier League travels to Birmingham. This time Adrian Lewis and Michal van Gerwen, have to play two matches each. Lewis opens the evening against James Wade. After that Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen will meet. Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen will end the evening with their clash beenden. in the other two games Phil Taylor will play against Peter Wright sowie Gary Anderson against Raymond van Barneveld.
Preview Thirteenth Evening
Results, Table



24. April
Darts Performance Dual Grip Darts
The winner of the Global Darts PDC World Championship competition Ioannis Kosmidis is a big fan of the Darts Performance Centres and he redeemed the voucher he won in a set Darts Performance Centre Dual Grip Darts.
Of course he immediately tried his new darts and sent us a detailed review.
Dual Grip Darts



Results...
Winners of the Iceland Open were Algina Juknaite from Lithunia and Swede Peter Sajwani.
Winners of the Meditarrenean Open in Antalya were Eser Tekin and Emine Dursun. The boys event was won by Ahmet Gumusay, the girls event by Sudenaz Aydin.
Winner of the Australian Easter Classic in Geelong were Tic Bridge and Corrine Hammond.



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



23. April
Wright wins in Saarbrücken
Peter Wright won in Saarbrücken his second European Tour event in 2017. He defeated in a thrilling head-to-head race Benito van de Pas with 6:5 after the young Dutchman had missed his chance to win the match. In the semifinals stood Ian White and Jelle Klaasen. White defeated in the quarterfinals in a high-class performance Michael van with 6:1 while Klaasen had prevailed in a weaker match against Mensur Suljovic who experienced a lot of double trouble.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Statistics
Report Final



21. April
German Darts Open
Today in Saarbrücken already the third event of the European Tour 2017 will begin - the German Darts Open. As in all European Tour events on the first day the first round takes place played in an Afternoon- and an Evening- Session. Only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
Among the qualifiers are again four German players - Rene Berndt, Bernd Roith, Martin Schindler and Nico Blum - who qualified last night by the Host Nation Qualifier.



20. April
Premier League - Twelfth League Day
As on the league day in Exeter where he had two matches to play as well Dave Chisnall made the most of it in Belfast - he defeated both Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor and secured himself four points. Taylor won his match against Gary Anderson and sits now ahead of Anderson in the third place of the table. Michael van Gerwen defeated Raymond van Barneveld. Peter Wright won a dull match against James Wade.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the twelfth league day in Belfast Phil Taylor and Dave Chisnall will have to play two matches each. Dave Chisnall will open the night against Adrian Lewis. In the second match Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson will stand at the oche. In the last match of the evening Spiel Chisnall and Taylor will meet. Beside James Wade will play against Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld hopes on his 50. Birthday for a second win of the season over Michael van Gerwen.
Preview Twelfth League Day
Results, Table



19. April
PDC World Cup
The PDC today published the nations taking part in the PDC World Cup which will take place from 1. - 4. June in Frankfurt. For the first time teams from Brasil and Latvia will be among the participants.
Some nations already confirmed the players who'll represent them. All others will be confirmed on 22. May.
Participants
Tournament Information



18. April
Van Gerwen wins German Darts Masters
With a 6:2 win over his fellow country man Jelle Klaasen Michael van Gerwen for the third time won the German Darts Masters title.
Van Gerwen impressed from the start in an all in all more mediocre tournament with the best performances and was the only player who had an over 100 average in all his matches.
Report Final



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend four events of the PDC Challenge Tour were played. Wayne Jones won two of the tournaments and now heads the Challenge Tour Order of Merit. The second event on Saturday won Ryan Harrington - son of Rod Harrington. On sunday the second event was won by Mark Dudbridge who threw a nine-darter in the quarter-finals.
Only German speaking participant war young Austrian Rusty-Jake Rodriguez who once reached the fourth round and the quarterfinals. Lisa Ashton - Ladies World Champion of the BDO - stood at the oche again. Her best achievement was the fifth round in Challenge Tour event eight on Sunday.
Challenge Tour



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



15. April
German Darts Masters
Today in Jena the German Darts Masters - the second event of this year's European Tour - will begin.
On the first day the first round will be played in an afternoon- and an evening session with eight matches each. Only qualifiers will stand at the oche.
By the Host Nation Qualifier last night Steffen Siepmann, Robert Marjanovic, Max Hopp and Dragutin Horvat qualified for the event.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Statistics



13. April
Premier League - Eleventh League Day
Highlight of the eleventh league day of Premier League was the nine-darter of Adrian Lewis in his highclass match against Raymond van Barneveld. Lewis won the match and so still has a chance to get into the play-offs. While Peter Wright had big problems against a not as well as normally playing Michael van Gerwen and only managed a draw before he lost to a great playing Gary Anderson his Scottish country fellow man got with the draw against Dave Chisnall and the win over Wright three points and moved up to third place in the table. James Wade won 7:5 against Phil Taylor.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Dates...
The PDC published the dates for the final of the World Series of Darts. The final of the tournament series will take place from 3. - 5. November in Glasgow. Tickets are already on sale.
The BDO published some dates as well: The Winmau World Masters will take place this year from 25. - 28. September in Bridlington Spa. So the tournament returns to his long time venue. The fourth BDO World Trophy will be played from 26. - 29. May in Barry.
The dates were added to the Tournament Calender .



12. April
Premier League
The eleventh league day of Premier League will take place tomorrow in Liverpool. Again five matches will be played - this time it will be Gary Anderson and Peter Wright, who'll have to play twice. Of course the players hope to secure themselves a place in the play-offs. The battle for the play-off places is in the focus of the matches between Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld and between Phil Taylor and James Wade as well.
Preview Eleventh Evening



10. April
Bull's German Open and Darts Masters
At the weekend the Bull's German Open and the Bull's Darts Masters were played in Bochum. The men's and the ladies singles of the Bull's German Open - in which 832 men, 128 women, 144 boys and 24 girls took part - had with Deta Hedman and Mark McGeeny English winners. The boy's event won Rusty-Jake Rodriguez from Austria and the girl's event had with Christina Schuler a German winner.
Deta Hedman won the women's event of the Bull's Darts Masters on Sunday as well. In the men's event Dutchman Richard Veenstra prevailed.



Wins for Gurney and Cullen in Barnsley
The seventh Players Championship on Saturday was won by Daryl Gurney. He defeated Kim Huybrechts in the final with 6:3. The semi-finals reached Jermaine Wattimena and Gerwyn Price.
Players Championship 8 on Sunday was won by Joe Cullen who defeated Daryl Gurney in the final. In the semi-finals on Sunday stood Sonntag James Wade and Mervyn King.
Both for Gurney and for Cullen it was the first win on the Pro Tour.
Results
Pro Tour



UK Qualifier German Darts Open
In Barnsley the UK Qualifier for the German Darts Open in Saarbrücken took place.
During the event Steve Beaton threw a nine-darter but lost the match against James Richardson who qualified for Saarbrücken. Beside well-known players likeRobert Thronton, Paul Nicholson or Mervyn King who will stand at the oche in Saarbrücken with Peter Jacques and South African Warrick Scheffer two players will give their European Tour debut.
Participants German Darts Open




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



7. April
Pro Tour Wochenende
Today in Barnsley the next Pro Tour weekend will begin. On Friday the UK Qualifier for the third event of the European Tour in Saarbrücken will take place. On saturday and Sunday Players Championships 7 and 8 will follow.
Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen didn't register for the weekend.
Participants, Results
Pro Tour
European Tour



6. April
Premier League - 10. Tenth League Day
Phil Taylor decided the duel against his long time rival Raymond van Barneveld in Dublin in his favour and won a highclass match in the end with 7:3. Loser of the evening to be sure was James Wade who lost his first close match despite an outstanding performance 5:7 to Michael van Gerwen and in the last match of the night was defeated by Raymond van Barneveld. Beside Adrian Lewis won against Gary Anderson und the match between Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright ended in a draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The tenth league day of Premier League takes place tonight in Dublin. Five matches will be played which means that two of the players - Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade - will stand at the oche twice. Should the Dutchman be able to win against Phil Taylor Taylor and against James WadeHe could move up to the head of the table.
Preview Tenth Evening



4. April
Diogo Portela
Diogo Portela is the first Bazilian in the PDC. At the moment he plays on the Challenge Tour but already took part as Associate Member in Pro Tour events and qualified for the first European Tour event of this year in Hildesheim. He elimnated German Martin Schindler first round but than lost to Kim Huybrechts.
When Protela first came to England he contacted the Darts Performance Centre which now designed his new signature darts.
Challenger Darts



My Oche in Mallorca
Adam "Thorn" Smith is looking in Mallorca for pubs and clubs with a dartboard and finds several.Beside his German friend Manuela shows him the "German" part of Mallorca where they enjoy German food and beer.
My Oche in Mallorca



3. April
Wins for Lewis and van Gerwen in Milton Keynes
Adrian Lewis won Players Championship 5 last Saturday in Milton Keynes. in the final he defeated Dave Chisnall with 6:3. Michael van Gerwen and Alan Norris stood in the semi-finals.
The win of the 6. Players Championship on Sunday got Michael van Gerwen - it was his first Players Championship win of the year. He defeated in the final Peter Wright with 6:1. The semi-finals reached Mervyn King and Mensur Suljovic.
On both days Richard North, who only got a Tour Card in January, reached the quarterfinals.
Results



German Darts Masters
By the UK Qualifier in Milton Keynes 18 players qualified for the German Darts Masters in Jena among them Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld. Beside Ronnie Baxter, Mervyn King, Robert Thornton and others will stand on the stage in Jean at Easter. Eastern Europe will be again represented by Krzysztof Ratajski. The Nordic und Baltic Qualifier won Daniel Larsson. By the South and West European Qualifier beside six other players with Zoran Lerchbacher and Rowby-John Rodriguez two Austrians qualified for the event. The Host Nation Qualifier will take place on 14. April in Jena.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the weekend in Milton Keynes.
PDC Rankings













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