Grand Slam of Darts

The Grand Slam of Darts will take place from 10. to 18. November in Wolverhampton. Among the participants of the invitation tournament are eight BDO players.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information


New Columns
11. September

Coaching Clinic 52:
The F Word - Fear!


Dart on the Philippines:
The First Philippine Open Darts Tournament, Tacloban City


Panama is next for Adam "Thorn" Smith :
A Lucky Draw in Panama




Interview with Mark McGeeney

Mar McGeeney is one of the BDO/WDF top players. This year he reached the final of the BDO World Championships and as last year he will take part in the Grand Slam of Darts.
To the Interview





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.
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



31. October
BDO World Championships
The BDO now has announced that the BDO World Championships from 5. - 13. January 2019 again will take place at the Lakeside Country Club. By now tickets are on sale from the Lakeside Country Club.
Beside the BDO has announced a three years deal with Eurosport. Eurosport will broadcast the BDO World Darts Trophy, the Winmau World Masters and the BDO World Championships in the next three years in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia.
Participants



DDV Präsidium
The DDV has a new president. After the long years president Johann Peltzer had withdrawn due to personal reasons the till now vice president Michael Sandner was elected new president. Sabine Köhler will be the new vice president, Jörg Brochhausen will be the secretary and Bodo Wermke stays treasurer. Beside for the first time there will be with Axel Krauss a full time national coach and with Jürgen Wollmann a sporting director.
DDV



Grand Slam of Darts
Corey Cadby has withdrawn from the Grand Slam of Darts. What will happen with his place in the field of participants is not yet known.



30. October
World Series of Darts Final
By now the schedule of the World Series of Darts Final was published as well.
The tournament will be opened on 2. November with the match between Australian Raymond Smith and Keegan Brown. The second round on 3. November will beginn with th match between Michael Smith and the winner of the first round game between Ian White and Kyle Anderson. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will end the second round either against German Maik Langendorf or Australian Damon Heta.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Weltmeisterschaft 2019
With Australian James Bailey the next participant in the PDC World Championship is known. Bailey won the Oceanic Masters. The player from Brisbane took in January part in the PDC Qualifying School but didn't get aTour Card. After Q School he played a Challenge Tour weekend before he returned home. Bailey gave his World Series debut in Melbourne. He will take part for the first time in the PDC World Championship.
Qualifiers, already known participants



Results...
Winners of the Northern Ireland Open at the weekend were Lorraine Winstanley and Jim Williams. Beau Greaves won the youth event.
Mark McGeeney won both the Turkish Openand the Turkish Masters and together with Scott Mitchell the Turkisk Open pairs. Lisa Ashton won the Turkish Open title, Aileen de Graaf the Turkish Masters title. The ladies pairs of the Turkish Open won Trina Gulliver and Paula Jacklin.
Gary Mawson wion the CDC Continental Cup with 11:9 over Darin Young. The fifth stage of the World Soft-Dart series won Boris Krcmar who defeated in the final Royden Lam. The local tournament of the Darts Performance Centres - the New Forest Masters - won this year Paul Hogan. His opponent in the final was Aaron Monk. In the women's event Shannon Littlewood prevailed.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Rankings were updated.
PDC Rankings



29. October
World Series of Darts Finale
The PDC now published the draw for the first two rounds of the World Series of Darts Final which will be played from 2. - 4. November in Schwechat near Vienna.
In the first round on Friday only the qualifiers will stand at the oche - among them James Wade-the newly crowned European Champion-who will play against Ross Smith. On Sunday the seeded players will join the tournament and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will begin his tournament against the winner of the first round match between German Maik Langendorf and Australian Damon Heta .
Participants, Draw



Wade Wins European Championship
For the first time in almost four years James Wade managed to win a televised title - he defeated Simon Whitlock in the final of the European Championship with 11:8. The final was till the 8:8 a very close and tense match but than Wade won the last three legs of the match in a row.
On his way into the final Wade defeated on the fourth day first Gerwyn Price in the quarterfinals and then Max Hopp in the semi-finals and in both matches survived missed match darts of his opponents. Simon Whitlock prevailed on finals day over Steve West - who had elimnated Michael van Gerwen in the second round - and after that in the semi-finals Joe Cullen.
By reaching the final both James Wade and Simon Whitlock now got a place in the Grand Slam of Darts.
Report
Results
Statistics



PDC World Championship 2019
Boris Koltsov won the EA Darts Cooperation Qualifier for the PDC World Cahmpionship and will after 2015 and 2017 take part for the third time in the event. The Indian Qualifier took place as well and Nitin Kumar as the winner qualified for the World Championship.
Qualifiers, already known participants



26. October
European Championship
Today in Dortmund the first round of the tournament will be played to the end in the afternoon-session. In the evening-session the first four matches of the second round will take place.
In the afternoon-session the three German speaking participants will play their first round matches: Max Hopp will play against William O'Connor, Martin Schindler against James Wade and Mensur Suljovic against Cristo Reyes.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



European Championship - First Evening
The biggest upset of the first, highclass evening was the 6:1 win of Richard North over the number four seed Ian White. White never found into the match and was steamrolled by North.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen won 6:2 against Paul Nicholson but had to play an 110.32 average to suceed. Peter Wright had a match easier game against Jermaine Wattimena and won 6:0.
Report
Statistics



25. October
European Championship
Tonight in Dortmund the European Championship starts with the first eight matches of the first round.
The event will be opened with the match between Steve West and Mervyn King. Highlight of the evening could be the match between reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and Paul Nicholson. Beside among others World Champion Rob Cross and the number two seed Peter Wright will stand at the oche.

Schedule, Results
Preview



Finder Darts Masters

The field of participants for the tournament which takes place from 7. - 9. December is now complete. The last wildcard got for the youth event young Dutchman Kevin Lasker.
Finder Darts Masters



22. October
Players Championships Finals
After the Pro Tour weekend in Barnsley all 64 participants in the Players Championships Finals are known. The tournament will be played from 23. - 25. November in Minehead
The PDC already published the draw for the first round of the event. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and number 3 seed will begin his tournament against Matthew Edgar. Number 1 seed Ian White will play in the first round against Scott Taylor and number 2 seed Gary Anderson will play against Alan Tabern.
Participants, Draw



Pro Tour Weekend in Barnsley
The last two Players Championships of the year - which took place at the weekend in Barnesley - were won by Krzysztof Ratajski. Ratajski defeated in Saturday's final Chris Dobey and prevailed on Sunday over Adrian Lewis. With his two wins Ratajski secured himself a place in the Players Championship Final and in the PDC World Championship. The semifinals on Saturday reached Martin Schindler and Steve Beaton. On Sunday it were Luke Humphries and Kyle Anderson.
During Saturday's event Andrew Gilding threw a nine-darter, on Sunday Jimmy Hendriks threw a perfect leg.
Players Championships 21 and 22



Finder Darts Masters
The organisers of the Finder Darts Masters handed out more wildcards and now the field of participants for the men's and for the women's event are complete. Wildcards got Fallon Sherrock, Martijn Kleermakers, Tony O'Shea, Wouter Vaes and Martin Adams.
Finder Darts Masters



World Series of Darts Finale
The last four tournament places secured in the World Series of Darts Final Qualifier at the weekend in Barnsley Steve Beaton, Ross Smith, Keegan Brown and Maik Langendorf. The event will take place from 2. - 4. November in Schwechat near Vienna.
World Series of Darts



PDC World Championship 2019
Jose de Sousa from Portugal won the South and West Europe Qualifier for the PDC Wold Championship and will take part after 2012 for the second time in the tournament. In 2012 he lost his preliminary round match 3:4 against Devon Petersen. More then 300 players took part in the qualifier.
Qualifiers, already known Participants



17. October
European Championship
Today the PDC published the schedule for the first and second round of the tournament. The tournament will begin on 25. October with the match between Steve West and Mervyn King. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen as well will play on the first day of the tournament against Paul Nicholson. The second round will begin in the evening session of the second day of the event and will end with the evening session of day three.
Schedule



15. October
European Championship
After the European Darts Trophy, the last event of the European Tour 2018, the 32 participants in the European Championship are known. By their good runs at the weekend Jelle Klaasen and Richard North managed to secure themselves places in the tournament.
The PDC already announced the first round draw. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play his first round match against Paul Nicholson. Number two seed Mensur Suljovic will play against Cristo Reyes.
Participants, Draw First Round



PDC World Championship 2019
At the weekend the last tournament weekend of the PDC Asian Tour took place. So now the PDC Asian Tour Order of Merit is on the final standing uand the Top four of the ranking are known who qualifiy for the PDC World Championship. Those are Paul Lim, Royden Lam, Lourence Ilagan and Noel Malicdem. Malicdem will give his PDC World Championship debut.
Qualifiers, Already Known Participants



14. October
Van Gerwen wins European Darts Trophy
With a clear 8:3 win over James Wade Michael van Gerwen defrended his European Darts Trophy title in Göttingen. Van Gerwen was the most consistent player of the weekend and showed the best performances - in all his matches he averaged over 100. On finals day van Gerwen defeated Stephen Bunting, Daryl Gurney and Michael Smith to progress into the final. James Wade defeated on his way into the final Darren Webster, Rob Cross and Richard North.
Results
Statistics
Report Final



European Darts Trophy
Today in Göttingen the third round, the quarterfinals, the semi-finals and the final will be played in an afternoon- and an evening-session. There were several upsets yesterday in the second and with Joe Cullen, Simon Whitlock, Ian White, Mervyn King, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright six of the seeded players were elimnated from the tournament. Stephen Bunting, Michael van Gerwen and James Wade all won their matches with an over 100 average.



13. October
European Darts Trophy
Today the second round of the event will take place. The seeded players will enter the tournament and will play against yesterday's winners. Again an afternoon- and an evening-session will take place.
Michael van Gerwen, the favourit to win the tournament, will play in the evening session against his friend Vincent van der Voort who played yesterday with 103.96 the second highest average of the first round. Better was only Ricky Evens with an 104.73 average who will play today against Darren Webster. With Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler two home nation qualifiers will join the German number 1 Max Hopp.
Results
Statistics



12. October
European Darts Trophy
The afternoon-session and the tournament will begin with the match between Luke Humphries and Keegan Brown. The last match of the afternoon-session between Steve West and Kryzystof Ratajski could well turn out to be one of the highlights of the first round. Other interesting matches will come up in the evening-session for example the match between Kim Huybrechts and Steve Beaton or the match between Danny Noppert and Toni Alcinas which will be the last match of the evening.
Results
Statistics



11. October
European Darts Trophy
Tomorrow in Goettingen the European Darts Trophy will begin - the last event of the European Tour 2019. As always on the first day of the tournament the qualifiers will will play against each other in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
Tonight in Goettingen the Host Nation Qualifier took place. As Mensur Suljovic and Adrian Lewis withdrew from the tournament six places for the event were on offer. The qualifiers are: Martin Schindler, Maik Langendorf, Steffen Siepmann, Christian Bunse, Robert Marijanovic and Gabriel Clemens.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Round



BDO World Championships
Even though it is still not clear where in England the BDO World Championships in January next year willl take place the field of participants for both events is filling up. By now the newly crowned Winmau World Masters Champion Adam Smith-Neale got an invitation. As Lisa Ashton - winner of the ladies event of the Winmau World Masters - already was qualified for the women's World Championship now Laura Turner as "Standby" moved up.
Already known participants



10. Oktober
World Series of Darts Final
The field of participants for World Series of Darts Finales - which will take place from 2. - 4. November in Schwechat near Vienna is almost complate and was announced today. The last four places in the event will be filled on 19. October in Barnsley through the PDC Tour Card Holders Qualifier.
World Series of Darts



Grand Slam of Darts
Today the BDO players were confirmed who will take part this year in the Grand Slam of Darts. Those are the reigning BDO Eorld Champion Glen Durrant, the world championship runner-up Mark McGeeney and the newly crowned World Masters Champion Adam Smith-Neale. By the BDO Ranking Jim Williams, Wesley Harms, Michael Unterbuchner, Scott Mitchell and Gary Robson qualified.
The Grand Slam again will take place in Wolverhampton but the venue will be different. It will beplayed from 10. - 18. November iin the Aldersleigh Leisure Village.
Schedule, already known participants



9. Oktober
Waterkant Trophy

At the weekend in Hamburg the DDV Waterkant Trophy took place. Winners on Saturday were Mike Holz and Stefanie Lück. The youth titles went to Christina Schuler and Nico Kern. The tournaments on Sunday were won by Stefanie Rennoch and Marco Puls.



Professional Darts Japan Qualifier
At the weekend in Tokyo the Japanese qualifiers for the PDC World Championship and for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship were played.
Seigo Asada qualified for the second time in a row for the PDC World Championship while Tomoya Goto will represent Japan in the World Youth Championship on 5. November.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
PDC Weltmeisterschaft



Finder Darts Masters
The organisers of the Finder Darts Masters handed out some more wildcards. For the men's event Ross Montgomery and Daniel Day got a wildcard. For the youth event the new Winmau World Masters Youth champion Jurjen van der Velder and the runner-up Keane Barry got a wildcard.
Finder Darts Masters



Superleague Germany
At the weeken the fifth and last Superleague weekend took place in Bielefeld. Martin Schindler and Gabriel Clemens still head the table but will not take part in the final as the are already qualified for the PDC World Championship by the Pro Tour Order of Merit. So this year the players ranked 3 - 10 will compete in the final for a place in the PDC World Championship. Nevertheless Schindler and Gabriel with 11 and 10 wins were the most successful players of the weekend. Nico Blum with nine wins moved up to rank 10 und will take part in the final.
Relegated are Max Hopp - who for the second time missed a weekand - and Marvin Wehder who is bottom of the table.
Bild Superleague Germany




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



7. Oktober
PDC World Championship 2019
By now xome of the qualifiers for the PDC World Championship took place. Karel Sedlacek qualied by the East Europe Qualifier, Rowby-John Rodriguez by the South/East Europe Qualifier and Yordi Meeuwisse by the West Europe Qualifier. Kevin Burness will give his debut as winner of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplays. Daniel Larrson and Darius Labanauskas are after the last Nordic and Baltic Tour weekend the Top 2 of the Nordic and Baltic Tour Order of Merits and qualified as well.
Qualifications, already known participants



Nordic and Baltic Tour
At the weekend the last two events of the Nordic and Baltic Tour took place in Iceland. Both events were won by Madars Razma. Three players had before the eekend still a chance to qualify by the Nordic And Baltic Tour Order of Merit for the PDC World Championship. Thanks to their better results now Daniel Larsson and Darius Labanauskas will travel to London while Marko Kantele as third of the ranking will stay at home.
During the weekend the qualifiers for the first three European Tour Events 2019 were played as well. For ET 1 qualified Madars Razma, for ET 2 Kim Viljanen and for ET 3 Magnus Caris.
Nordic and Baltic Tour




Winmau World Masters
Adam Smith-Neale and Lisa Ashton won this year's Winmau World Masters. The WDDA Event was won by Michael Davies.
For Ashton it was after 2011 the second World Masters Title. Ashton dominated the women's event and threw a 135 finish in the final. During the World Masters Ahston was reawrded with a wildcard for the Finder Masters. Adam Smith-Neale for several years played the PDC Development Tour and now plays the PDC Challenge Tour as he didn't manage to get a Tour Card yet. As winner of the World Masters he is qualified for the BDO World Championship.
Winmau World Masters



Van Gerwen wins World Grand Prix
Michael van Gerwen prevailed with 5:2 over Peter Wright in the final of the World Grand Prix despite a for him weak performance and won his fourth World Grand Prix Title. Till van Gerwen's 3:2 lead it was a head to head game. But than van Gerwen pulled away and managed to win the match. Wright had a lot of chances and could have defeated the Dutchman. But he was not abel to capitalize from van Gerwens mistakes.
Report, Statistics



Burness wins Irish Matchplay
North Irishman Kevin Burness won the final of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay against Mick McGowan. Burness, who owns a Tour Card since January till now had no noteworthy results on the Pro Tour, was just the better player in the final which took place before the World Grand Prix final in Dublin. By his win Burness qualified for the PDC World Championship 2019.
Report, Statistics



5. October
Winmau World Masters
Today the two youth finals and the last 32 of the men were played in the Winmau World Masters and the seeded players entered the tournament.
Beau Greaves won as last year the girl's title. In the boys final Keane Barry lost like last year but this time not to Nico Blum but to Dutchman Jurjen van der Velde.
Five of the seeded men didn't survive their first match. But both last year's runner-up Mark McGeeney and the number 1 seed Glen Durrant are still in the tournament and will play tomorrow against Adam Smith-Neale and Gary Stone.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix - Day 6
While the semifinal between Michael van Gerwen and Daryl Gurney was not really surprising and van Gerwen won it in the end with 4:1 was the first semifinal of the evening between Peter Wright and Mensur Suljovic thrilling and suprising. Suljovic won the first three sets and seemed to be on course into the final. But suddenly Peter Wright reappeared and managed to turn the match around and win it 4:3. So tomorrow in the final Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright will stand at the oche.
Results
Statistics



Winmau World Masters
Today from 11 a.m. you can follow the World Masters live by Winmau TV



World Grand Prix
Semi-finals night in Dublin!
Only seeded players are still in the tournament. Mensur Suljovic will play against Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen will play against still reigning champion Daryl Gurney.The format once again will be longer - now it is Best of Seven Sets.
Schedule, Results



World Grand Prix - Day 5
The quarterfinal evening started with two rather close matches but in the end the two seeded players Mensur Suljovic and Peter Wright prevailes both 3:2. It followed a rather strange match between Daryl Gurney and Gary Anderson, in which Anderson played rather poorly and at the end even came into conflict with Gurney on stage. Gurney won 3:0. Michael van Gerwen had in the last match of the evening much more problems with Dave Chisnall as expected. But the Dutchman won with an over 100 average, the first one of the tournament.
Results
Report, Statistics


4. October
Winmau World Masters
Today in Bridlington the Floor Matches of the women, the men, the girls and the boys were played. The men played down to the last 16 who will play tomorrow against the seeded players. Number 1 seed Glen Durrant was drawn against the former BDO World Champion John Walton. The former PDC player Nigel Heydon is among the qualified players as well and will meet number 3 seed Jim Williams at the oche. The youths played down to the finals which will take place tomorrow. In the girl's final last year's winner Beau Greaves will play gainst Canadian Hayley Crowley. In the boy's final last year's runner-up Keane Barry from the Republic of Ireland will play against the Dutchman Jurjen van der Velde.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix
Tonight in the Citywest Hotel the quarter finals will be played. Michael van Gerwen, still the betting companies favourit to win the title will play against Dave Chisnall, Mensur Suljovic will meet Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright will play against James Wilson and reigning champion Daryl Gurney will stand with Gary Anderson at the oche.
Schedule, Results



Hamilton gets Wildcard for Finder Darts Masters
After he qualified by the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championship, Andy Hamilton got a wildcard for the Finder Darts Masters. Hamilton, who plays since April again on the BDO Circuit, will for the first time take part in the tournament.
Finder Darts Masters



World Grand Prix -Day 4
Three of the last four second round games were rather one-sided again and the two seeded players Mensur Suljovic and Peter Wright progressed with 3:0 wins over Ian White and Jermaine Wattimena into the quarterfinals. Gerwyn Price had some more problems and lost one of the four sets to Steve Beaton abgeben. At the end of the evening followed a rather close and thrilling match between James Wilson and Adrian Lewis. James Wilson was clearly more clinical on his starting doubles and was rewarded with a 3:2 win.
Results
Report, Statistics



Winmau World Masters
Today in Bridlington this year's Winmau World Masters started with the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championships. Four places were on offer for the men. Qualified are pole Krzysztof Kcuik, Scotsman Ryan Hogarth and the two Englishmen and former PDC players Nigel Heydon and Andy Hamilton.The two places for the women went to Japanese Mikuru Suzuki - the first Japanese ever to take part in the BDO World Championship - and Karolina Podgarska from Poland. Scotsman Nathan Girvan and Leighton Bennert from england will play the Youth final.
Winmau World Masters



3. October
World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the second round of the tournament will be played to the end. Again four matches with the format Best of Five Sets will take place. Number two seed Peter Wright will meet Jermaine Wattimena. Mensur Suljovic will play against Ian White, Steve Beaton, who eliminated World Champion Rob Cross in the first round, will play against Gerwyn Price. In the last match of the evening and of the second round Adrian Lewis and James Wilson will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results



2. October
World Grand Prix - Day 3
The first evening with second round matches brought us three one sided matches and one really highly competitive game and started with an upset. Dave Chisnall defeated in the first match of the night a far below par playing Raymond van Barneveld with 3:0. With the same result and similar dominant Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen prevailed over Jeffrey de Zwaan and Darren Webster. Only the reigning champion Daryl Gurney had to survive a real battle against Ron Meulenkamp but in the end won with 3:2.
Results
Bericht, Statistics



World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the first four second round matches of the World Grand Prix will be played. The format will be a little bit longer - Best of Five Sets. The favourite toon the tournament win Michael van Gerwen will meet Darren Webster who played the highest average of the first tournament day. Reigning champion Daryl Gurney will play against Ron Meulenkamp who eliminated Joe Cullen. Dave Chisnall will play against Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Anderson has a to be sure not easy match against Jeffrey de Zwaan.
Schedule, Results



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



World Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the World Grand Prix with Rob Cross and Simon Whitlock two seeded players were elimnated from the event. With the exception of the last two matches of the night all were clear 2:0 wins. Rob Cross nerver was really in the match and beside had some doublt trouble - not too difficult a match to win for routinier Steve Beaton. Simon Whitlock won the first set of his match against James Wilson but than was the stronger player and won 2:1. The last match of the night between Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis a fiercely contested one which Adrian Lewis won in the end with 2:1.
Results
Report, Statistics



1. October
World Grand Prix
Tonight the World Grand Prix will go on with the last eight first round matches. mit den letzten acht Erstrundenspielen fortgesetzt. Many darts fans look forward to the last match of the evening and of the first round between Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis. From the seeded players Rob Cross, Peter Wright, Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock will stand at the oche.
Schedule



WDF Europe Cup
Winners of the single events of the WDF Europe Cup in Budapest in Hungary were Irishman Martin Heneghan and Fiona Gaylor from Switzerland. Both pairs events had English winners: Scott Mitchell and Daniel Day won the men's pairs, Deta Hedman and Maria O'Brien the women's pairs. The team events were won by the men's team from Sweden and the English women's team. The Overall winners were the two English teams.
WDF Europe Cup



World Grand Prix - Day 1
On the first day of the World Grand Prix the four seeded players - among them reigning champion Daryl Gurney - had no problems to progress into the second round. Nevertheless there were two upsets in the other matches: Kim Huybrechts and Joe Cullen lost against Jeffrey de Zwaan and Ron Meulenkamp and went out of the event. German Max Hopp had no chance against Dave Chisnall either who was just too strong for him and was elimnated as well. The best performance of the evening showed with an 98.02 average Darren Webster who defeated Stephen Bunting 2:0.
Results
Report, Statistics












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