Grand Slam of Darts

The Grand Slam of Darts will take place from 9. - 17. November in Wolverhampton. 24 PDC players and 8 BDO players will take part.
Participants, Group Draw
Tournament Information


New Columns
3. September

Coaching Clinic 55:
Flights and Shafts


Dartoid in Thailand:
Darts near the River Kwai


Adam "Thorn" Smith still in Dominical :
"Flocks, Crocs And Oches"




Interview with Chuck Puleo

Chuck Puleo qualified for the PDC World Championship 2019 and together with Darin Young took part as Team USA ind the PDC World Cup.
To the Interview




18. November
PDC World Championship
Beside the Superleague final in Hildesheim at the weeken the "Rest of the World Women's Qualifier" for the PDC World Championship took place with far less participants then last year. In an all Japanese final Mikuru Suzuki defeated Kasumi Sato with 6:3 and will take part in the World Championship for the first time.
PDC World Championship



Superleague Germany
On saturday the qualifier for the new Superleague season took place. Three places were on offer. Kai Gotthardt, Jens Kniest and Daniel Klose qualified. For all three it will be the first Superleague season.
On sunday to end this year's season the play-offs were played with the winner getting a place in the PDc World Championship. Nico Kurz won the final against Martin Schindler and will give his debut in Alexandra Palace.
Superleague



17. November
Price verteidigt Grand Slam Titel
An outstanding Gerwyn Price defeated in the Grand Slam final Peter Wright with 16:6 and defended the title. Peter Wright throughout the match couldn't keep up with Price who had an average of 107.86 and threw 11 180s in the final.
In the afternoon first Peter Wright progressed into the final with a win over Glen Durrant. After that Price defeated in the thrilling and high class second semi-final Michael van Gerwen with 16:12. Price was always in the lead in the match.
Results
Report, Statisticsnew



Grand Slam of Darts

Today the Grand Slam will be played to the end. In the afternoon-session the semi-finals between Peter Wright and Glen Durrant and Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen will take place. In the evening-session the final will be played.
Schedule



16. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Quarterfinals 2
Tonight both quarterfinals were one-sided affairs and Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen progressed deservedly and without problems into the semi-finals.There they will play against another tomorrow afternoon.
Neither Gary Anderson nor Adrian Lewis were good enough to keep up with their opponents and so Anderson lost 9:16 to Gerwyn Price and Lewis 6:16 to van Gerwen.
Results
Bericht, Statisticsnew



Grand Slam of Darts
Tonight the other two quarterfinals will take place. First Gerwyn Price will play against Gary Anderson - a repeat of last year's controversial final. After that Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis will meet who already played against each other in the group phase. There van Gerwen won 5:2.
Schedule



"Black by Day and Red by Night" - 2

On the fourth day of the tournament the group phase ended with the last gruop matches of the Groups A-D zu Ende and it was an interesting evening. Beside we present an interesting person out of the history of the Black Country - Dudd Dudley.
"Black by Day and Red by Night" - 2new



Grand Slam of Darts - Quarterfinals 1
Peter Wright and Glen Durrant prevailed in the first two quarterfinals and will now meet on sunday afternoon in the semi-finals.
Peter Wright defeated Dave Chisnall with 16:12. Wright - who changed his flights in the second break - had to come from 5:8 behind. He won eight legs in a row. Then his lead was just too big - despite a fightback from Chisnall Wright won. With the same result Glen Durrant defeated Michael Smith. Durrant was in a rather evenly matched game far more clinical on his doubles.
Results
Report, Statisticsnew



15. November
Grand Slam of Darts

Tonight the first two quarterfinals will be played. First Dave Chisnall will play against Peter Wright. In the second match Glen Durrant will meet Michael Smith.
Schedule, Results



BDO World Championships
Despite all rumours about problems in the BDO now the schedule of the World Championships were published - they will be played from 4. - 12. January in London.
The men's tournament will be opened by the match between Marion Vandenbogaerde and Sebastian Steyer. In the women's event Fallon Sherrock and Corrine Hammond will be the first at the oche. The men's number one seed Wesley Harms will play in the afternoon session on Monday against the winner of the match between Andreas Harrysson and World Masters winner John O'Shea while the reigning women's champion Mikuru Suzuki will play in Monday's evening session against Maria O'Brien.
Schedulenew



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 6
With a great fightback Adrian Lewis defeated James Wade and progressed into the quarterfinals. Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson had some problems but progressed as well. An easy win had reigning champion Geryn Price over Darren Webster - Price won with 10:1.
Results
Report, Statisticsnew



14. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 5
German Gabriel Clemens started strong in his match against Glen Durrant but lost the close match in the end with 9:10. Beside Durrant Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and Peter Wright were tonight winners. While Chisnall and Wright had no problems with their opponents Ryan Harrington and Rob Cross Smith had no easy match against Daryl Gurney.
Results
Statistics



"Black by Day and Red by Night" - 1

Of course the darts of the third day of the tournament play their part in the third article but beside we have a view on the region around Wolverhampton, - the "Black Country", which is represented in the event by Jamie Hughes.
"Black by Day and Red by Night" - 1



13. November
Grand Slam of Darts

On the fifth day of the tournament the knockout phase begins and four matches will be played. Among others Peter Wright and Michael Smith will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 4
While by the last group matches not much did change in the group tables of Groups A-D there were nevertheless some surprinsing results.James Wade and Gary Anderson lost their last group matches against Steve Lennon and Darren Webster and Webster played a really great match. Though Robert Thornton won he really had to fight against Mikuru Suzuki. Dave Parletti defeated Williem O'Connor. Reigning champion Gerwyn Price won his match against Dinitri van der Bergh as well. For the knockout phase qualified in the end beside Michael van Gerwen Ian White, James Wade, Robert Thornton, Gerwyn Price, Darren Webster, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics



12. November
Day Two and most is about Darts!!!

As the second day of the event was another long day of darter artcle two is more or less only about darts as well...All participants played their second group matches.
Day Two and most is about Darts!!!



Grand Slam of Darts

Today another thrilling evening of darts awaits us - out of the groups A - D only Michael van Gerwen is already through to the knockout phase. So seven more places are still on offer.
Schedule



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 3
The last group matches of the groups E-H didn't cause real upsets. Gabriel Clemens, Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall were already through to the next round and won their third group matches as well. Peter Wright got his third win as well and progress into the next round. Thanks to their second wins the following players will take part in the knockout phase as well: Daryl Gurney, Rob Cross, Glen Durrant and Ryan Harrington.
Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics




11.November
I am back...
For some time I feared I couldn't Brexit visit the Grand Slam this year but luckily for me the no deal Brexit was postponed. So I traveled to Wolverhampton to watch the group phase of the event once again live.
The first article deals more or laess only with the darts of the first tournament day.
I am back...



Grand Slam of Darts

Tonight the last group matches of the Groups E - H will take place. Only Dave Chisnall, Gabriel Clemens and Michael Smith are already through to the next round so it will be an exciting evening.



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 2
After the second day with group matches Michael van Gerwen, Dave Chisnall, Gabriel Clemens and Michael Smith are already qualified for the k.o phase of the tournament while Ross Smith, Lisa Ashton, Wayne Warren, Richard Veenstra and Martin Schindler are already out.
On a day with many highclass performances Michael Smith played an outstanding 113,62 in an impressive match in which Nathan Aspinall despite an over 100 average as well had no chance at all. Jim Williams got the till now only win for a still BDO player of the event.
Schedule, Results, Tables
Report, Statistics




10. November
Grand Slam of Darts
On the second day of the tournament again an afternoon - and an evening session will take place. In the afternoon session the first the losers of yesterday's first group matches of the Groups E-H will play another and afterwards the winners. In the evening session the same will happen with the losers and winners of the Group A-D.




Grand Slam of Darts - Day 1
On the first day of the Grand Slam all groups played their first group matches.All eight BDO players involved lost their matches including the two women Lisa Ashton and Mikuru Suzuki though Suzuki impressed against Gerwyn Price. All fovourites won their matches - the only surorise winners were Ryan Harrington against Danny Noppert and Robert Thornton against Dimitri van den Bergh.
Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics




9. November
European Tour
The PDC today announced thecompleted line-up of the European Tour 2020. The first event of the European Tour will be played from 28. February to 1. March in Hasselt in Belgium. The 13. and last event will take place from 16. - 18. October in Prag in the Czech Republic.
European Tour



Grand Slam of Darts
Today in Wolverhampton the Grand Slam of Darts will begin.
In an afternoon - and an evening session all participants will play their first group mantches.
Preview




7. November
Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC now published the schedule for the first group matches on Saturday. As in the last years in the afternoon session Groups E-H will play and in the evening session Groups A-D.
The match between Nathan Aspinall and Martin Schindler will open the tournament. Reigning champion Gerwyn Price will open his campaign in the second match of the evening session against Japanese Women's World Champion Mikuru Suzuki.
Schedule first group matches



Dartoids World

Not every holiday paradise is a darts paradise as well. Dartoid had this experience in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico...
Darts in Paradisenew



Results...
Deta Hedman won in Hungary both the ladies singles of the and of the Masters. The men's event of the Hungarian Classic won Hungarian Janos Vegso and Romanian Gabriel Pascaru the men's event of the Hungarian Masters. Tamara Kovacs won both girl's titles while Zsombor Budvari won the boys Classic and Rajmund Papp the boys Masters. All youth are from Hungary.
Winner of the Turkish Open were Turk Emirhan Kan Gunduz and Iranian Zahra Rajabi. The youthtitles won Isa Furkan Cos from Turkey and Iranian Mashad Avazzadeh. The titles of the Turkish Masters went to Iranian Hossain Arabi Karagani and Turkish woman Merve Erden. Isa Furkan Kos won this boy's event as well while Iranian Ayse Bodur won the girl's title.
The Alan King Memorial in New Zealand was won by Darren Herrewini and Patience Te Moananui. Winners of the Canadian Bob Jone Memorial were David Cameron and Maria Mason.



5. November
Grand Slam of Darts
After the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship yesterday in Wigan the Grand Slam Qualifier took place in which eight places in the tournament were on offer. Ryan Harrington, Robert Thornton, Brendan Dolan, Jamie Hughes, Ross Smith, Adrian Lewis and Gabriel Clemens qualified. Clemens, Smith and Harrington will take part in the tournament for the first time.
By now the PDC published the group draw for the tournament. The number one seed Michael van Gerwen is joined in Group A by Adrian Lewis, Ross Smith and Jim Williams while reigning champion Gerwyn Price builds Group C together with Dimitri van den Bergh, Robert Thornton and Mikuru Suzuki.
Participants, Group Drawnew



PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Yesterday in Wigan the 17 years old Czech Adam Gawlas and Luke Humphries reached the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship. The final will take place on 24. November on the finals day of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead. Ryan Meikle and Keane Barry reached the semi-finals.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



4. November
PDC Development Tour
At the weekend the last four events of the Development Tour were played. On both days Ted Evetts and Luke Humphries won one of the events and hold steady on the first and second place of the ranking. Both are at the moment already qualified by the Pro Tour Order of Merit for the PDC World Champion - Geert Nentjes and Ryan Meikle will move up for them. As Meikle is at the moment already qualified as well the fifth ranked Ciaran Teehan probably will have the chance to take part in his first World Championship.
During the last event of the Development Tour Keane Barry threw a nine-darter.
After the end of the development tour the field of participants of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship - which will take place today in Wigan - are known.
Development Tour
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour
At the weekend the last two events of the Nordic and Baltic Tour took place in Latvia. Madars Razma and Darius Labanauskas both won one of the events. So Razma sits on the first place of the ranking and will take part in the PDC World Championship. Darius Labanauskas - who sits in second place - is already qualified by the Pro Tour Order . So Marko Kantele will move up to the qualification place.
Before the two events the Qualifier for the second European Tour event 2020 took place. Latvian Mindausgas Barauskas won it and will take part for the first time in the European Tour.
Nordic and Baltic Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Development Tour Order of Merit and the Nordic and Baltic Order of Merit were updated. Both are now on the final standings from 3. November.
PDC Rankings



3. November
Van Gerwen wins in Amsterdam
At the end of an interesting day of darts stood a completely one sided final in which Michael van Gerwen defeated Danny Noppert with 11:2 and won the title.
In the afternoon session we could see three close matches which were won by Mensur Suljovic, Dave Chisnall and - surprisingly - Danny Noppert. Dave Chisnall had prevailed with 10:8 over Raymond van Barneveld. Michael van Gerwen won his last eight match with 10:6 against Jonny Clayton and afterwards demolished Mensur Suljovic in the semi-finals with 11:4 while the second semi-final between Dave Chisnall and Danny Noppert was a highly compatitive match. Might be that was the reason Noppert had no chance at all to keep up with van Gerwen in the final.
Results
Report and Statistics, Finals Day



World Series of Darts Finale
In an afternoon and an evening-session the tournament will be played today to the end. After the second round Michael van Gerwen to be sure starts into the final day as favourit. But should Raymond van Barnevld by able to keep up his second round performance he will have a chance on the win as well.
Schedule



World Series of Darts Finale - Second Round
The second round of the tournament turned out to be a surprise round - six of the eight seeded players lost their matches and were elimnated. That means from those players who really played in one or several World Series events only Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld are still in the tournament. Michael van Gerwen had some problems to get rid of Gerwyn Price and needed a last leg decider to do so. Raymond van Barneveld played last night the highest average and probably his best match of the year and progressed with a 6:4 win over Jermaine Wattimena into the quarterfinals.
Results
Report and Statistics, Second Round



2. November
World Series of Darts Finale
Tonight the second round of the event is played and the seeded players join the tournament.
Yesterday's first round was without upsets. Michael Smith lost to Gerwyn Price, Mensur Suljovic won a from both sides not good match against Kyle Anderson and today meets Damon Heta. Jermaine Wattimena prevailed over Gabriel Clemens and will play tonight against Raymond van Barneveld. In the best first round match Krzysztof Ratajski won the close encounter against Nathan Aspinall.
Schedule, Results



1. November
BDO World Championships 2020
Today the draw for the first and second round of the men and of the first round of the women took place.
The number 1 seed Dutchman Wesley Harms will play in his second round match against the winner of the first round match between Andreas Harrysson and the World Masters winner John O'Shea. The reigning women's champion and number two seed Japanese Mikuru Suzuki will begin her campaingn against unseeded Maria O'Brien.
Participants, Draw



World Series of Darts Finale - Preview
Tonight in Amsterdam the final of this year's World Series of Darts will begin. For the Dutch legend Raymond van Barneveld it will be the last televised PDC tournament in front of his Dutch fans.
But tonight in the first round only the sixteen unseeded players will stand at the oche and van Barnevelds opponent will be decided in the match between his fellow country man Jermaine Wattimena and German Gabriel Clemens.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics
Preview



29. October
Players Championship Finals
After the draw the PDC today published the detailed schedule of the event which will be played from 22. - 24. November in Minehead. The first and the second round again will be played on two stages.
Reigning champion Daryl Gurney will begin his title defence during Friday's evening session on the main stage before the world's number one Michael van Gerwen will play on the same stage against Luke Humphries.
Participants, Schedule



World Masters
Yesterday on the last day of the World Masters the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championships took place. On offer were four places in the men's event and two in the women's world championship.
For the men's tournament qualified Justin Hood, Nick Fullwell, Scott Williams and Ben Hazel. All four will give their world championship debut. For the women's event qualified Kirsty Hutchinson and Corrine Hammond. For Hutchinson it will be as well the first world championship.
World Masters 19



28. October
World Series of Darts Final
The PDC now published the draw and the schedule of the first and second round of the event which took place last night during the European Championship in Göttingen.
In the first round qualifiers and invited players will meet. The seeded players will join the event in the second round. Reigning champion James Wade will open his tournament in the second round either against Wayne Jones or against Jonny Clayton.
The final of the World Series of Darts will begin on Friday.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated on 27. October after the European Championship.
PDC Rankings



27. October
Cross wins European Championship
With a convincing 11:6 win over Gerwyn Price Rob Cross won the European Championship title, after the World Masters title his second major title of the year. Gerwyn Price looked rather tired and more and more frustrated in the final and couldn't keep up any longer after the second break.
Cross before elimated in the quarterfinals Ricky Evans and then prevailes in a close semi-final over Daryl Gurney. Price defeated on finals day in the quarterfinals a persistent Vincent van der Voort and in the semi-finals a once again luckless Michael Smith.
Results
Report Finals Day
Statistics



Lisa Ashton and John O'Shea win World Masters titels
As last year Lisa Ashton won the women's event of the World Masters. In a high class final she defeated Anastasia Dobromyslova with 5:4. Before she prevailed in the semi-finals with 5:1 over Japanese Kasumi Sato. Dobromyslova defeated in her semi-final Lorraine Winstanley as well with 5:1.
In the men's event Irishman John O'Shea was a surprise winner over Scott Waites in the final. The Irishman never before won a tournament outside of Ireland but in 2011 he took part in the UK Open. O'Shea won on finals day in the quarterfinals against Neil Duff from Northern Ireland and in the semi-finals against Belgian Mario Vandenbogaerd. For Waites the way in the final went over a win against Carl Hamilton in the quarterfinals and a win over Welshman Michael Warburton in the semi-finals.
World Masters 19



European Championship - Day 4
Today in Göttingen the tournament will be played to the end. In the afternoon the quarterfinals will take place - in the evening semi-finals and final. Looking at the performances in the tournament so far Dave Chisnall and Gerwyn Price go into finals day as the favourites while Ricky Evans, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Vincent van der Voort to be sure are the underdogs.



World Masters
Finals day at the World Masters in London as well and here as well an afternoon session and an evening session will be played. In the afternoon session the ladies play their semi-finals and the men their quarterfinals. In the evening the men's semi-finals and final and the women's final will be played. While out of the men's field the best known player - Scott Waites - will be the favourite probably all four women could win the tournament.
The youth finals were already played on Friday and Irishman Keane Barry won the boy's title while Katie Sheldon from Ireland won the girl's title.
World Masters 19



26. October
European Championship - Day 3
On the third day of the tournament in an evening session the second round will be played to the end. Again four matches will take place and with Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price two favourites on the win will stand at the oche. But their opponents Stephen Bunting and Nathan Aspinall could make it hard work for them to progress.
Results
Report Third Day
Statistics



25. October
European Championship - Day 2
The second day of the event started with the last eight first round matches in an afternoon-session. With Peter Wright another favourit was eliminated from the event - he lost with 4:6 against Jeffrey de Zwaan. In the best match of the afternoon - in which both players had an over 100 average - Michael Smith defeated Ian White with 6:1.
By yesterday's winners tonight in the evening-session the first four matches of the second round will be played.
Participants, Results
Report Second Day
Statistics



World Masters
Though it looks the World Masters are in parts rather chaotic of course darts is played as well and there are first results. The men's last 32 are known and the quarterfinals of the women as well. Today beside the men's last 32 - in an afternoon and an evening session - the boys final between Irish Keane Barry - who recently won the Irish Matchplay and qualified for the PDC World Championship - and English Charlie Manby will take place. As well today in the girls final Irish Katie Sheldon will meet Scottish Sophie McKinlay.
World Masters 19



24. October
European Championship - Day 1
The European Championship started with two big upsets on the first evening - both reigning champion James Wade and the favourite to win the event Michael van Gerwen were elimnated tonight. James Wade looked not really motivated and failed to win a single leg against Jonny Clayton who showed the outstanding performance of the night. Michael van Gerwen played well but couldn't get rid of Ross Smith who won the close match with 6:5. Compared with that is was only a small surprise that Ricky Evans won 6:5 over Glen Durrant.
Participants, Results
Report First Eveningnew
Statistics



European Championship
Today in the Lokhalle in Göttingen this year's European Championship will begin for which the Top 32 of the Euorpean Tour Order of Merit are qualified. No German player managed to qualify. After his recent achievements Michael van Gerwen will enter the event as the favourit.
Tonight the first eight matches of the first round will be played.
Preview



PDC World Youth Championship
Next Monday the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will take place in Wigan.
The 23 international participants are known by now. They will be joined by Max Hopp and Jeffrey de Zwaan - who are among the Top 32 of the Order of Merit - and 71 players from the Development Tour Order of Merit which will be known on Sunday night after the last four events of the Development Tour will have been played on Saturday and Sunday in Wigan.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



23. October
World Masters
Today the World Masters will begin - this year with One180-L-style as the new sponsors. there will be a new venue as well and all stage matches will take place in the Circus Tavern in Purfleet in which for many years the PDC World Championship took place. And something else changed as well - there will no more seeded players who join the event in the later stages.
World Masters 19
Tournament Information



22. October
PDC World Championship
Some more qualifiers are played by now and the field of international qualifiers slowly fills up.
By the Indian qualifier Nitin Kumar qualified who already stood on stage in the Alexandra Palace last year. Damon Heta qualified as first of the Dartplayers Australia Ranking. Spaniard Jose Justicia qualified by the -south/West Europe Qualifier, Dutchman Jan Dekker by the West Europe Qualifier. Irishman Keane Barry is qualified as winner of the Irish Matchplay.
PDC World Championship



20. October
Champions League
With a close 11:10 win over Peter Wright Michael van Gerwen won his first Champions League of Darts title. Wright was three legs in advance in the match but in the end didn't use his chance to beat the Dutchman.
On his way into the final van Gerwen defeated on the last day of the event first last year's winner Gary Anderson in the last group match and in another very close match in the semi-finals Gerwyn Price. Wright won on finals day first in his last group match against Rob Cross and than prevailed in the semi-finals over Michael Smith.
Results, Tables
Statistics, Report Final



19. October
Champions League
Today in Leicester in in an afternoon and an evening session the first group matches of the Champions League of Darts were played. Both Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright won their both matches and are already safe in the K.O. phase. Rob Cross and reigning champion Gary Anderson lost both their matches and will be eliminated. The other foru players all have one win and one defeat after the first day of the tournament.
Results, Tables
Statistics



18. Oktober
Champions League
Tomorrow in Leicester the Champions League will begin. Only the top eight of the PDC Order of Merit take part in the two day event. Not all of those top eight showed their A game in the last few weeks - so World Grand Prix winner Michael van Gerwen enters the event as the top favourite.
Preview



17. October
Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC now announced the BDO representatives of this year's event. As in the last years it again will be eight players who get an invitation . this year two of them female players. Glen Durrant gat an invitation as BDO World Champion 2019 though he plays the PDC Circuit by now. BDO World Champion Mikuru Suzuki will take part as will Lisa Ashton who heads at the moment the BDO women's ranking. Beside Wesley Harms, Jim Williams, Richard Veenstra, Dave Parletti and Wayne Warren were invited who sit on places 1-5 of the BDO men's ranking.
Grand Slam of Darts - known participants



World Series of Darts Final
The field of participants of the World Series of Darts Final is complete.
The PDC invited Dave Chisnall, Nathan Aspinall, Simon Whitlock, Jermaine Wattimena, Danny Noppert, Kyle Anderson and Gabriel Clemens. By the qualifier yesterday qualified Jonny Clayton, Krzysztof Ratajski, Wayne Jones and Ricky Evans.
The final will be played from 1. - 3. November in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
WSOD Final



16. October
Players Championship Finals
After the last Players Championship of the year the participants of the Players Championship Finals in November in Minehead are known.
The PDC already published the first round draw. Reigning champion Daryl Gurney will begin his way to defend the title against Luke Woodhouse. Last year's runner-up Michael van Gerwen will play in the first round against Luke Humphries.
Participants, Draw



Wright wins last Players Championship of the year
With a 8:1 win over Krzysztof Ratajski Peter Wright wins the last Players Championship of the year. For Wright it was the third Players Championship title of the year. In the semi-finals stood Danny Noppert and Gerwyn Price.
Participants, Results



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated. The Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit are now after the conclusion of the Pro Tour on the final standings 2019.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



15. October
Brendan Dolan Wins Players Championship 29
Brendan Dolan won for the second time this year a Players Championship - he defeated in the final of Players Championship 29 Ian White with 8:6. In the semi-finals stood Peter Wright and Ron Meulenkamp. Wright set in the quarterfinals with 123,5 a new record average for a live broadcasted darts match.
Participants, Results



Nordic and Baltic Tour
At the weekend two events of the Nordic and Baltic Tour were played in Vääsky in Finnland. Both events were dominated by Darius Labanauskas and Madars Razma who on both days reached the final. Event 7 won Darius Labanauskas, Event 8 by Madars Razma. The two players head the ranking.
During the weekend the qualifier for the first European Tour Event 2020 took place as well and the qualifier for the Youth World Championship was played. Daniel Larsson is the Nordic and Baltic Qualfier of the first event of the European Tour while Hampus Norrström and Axel Ljungquist will represent Scandinavia in the Youth World Championship.
Nordic and Baltic Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and the Nordic and Baltic Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



WDF World Cup
Winners of the the singles title of the WDF World Cup were New Zealand's Darren Herrewini and Japanese Mikuru Suzuki - the reining BDO world champion. Both youth titles went to England: Keelan Kay and Beau Greaves are the new champions. The men's pairs won the Canadian pair David Cameron/Jeff Smith. The ladies pairs were won by the Japanese pair Mikuru Suzuki and Mayumi Ouchi. The boy's pairs won the English pair Brad Phillips/Keelan Kay,the girl's pairs won the English pair Beau Greaves and Shannon Reeves. The men's winning team came from Canada while the English ladies won the ladies team event The youth mixed pairs were won by the Czech pair Tomas Houdek and Anna Votavova. Overall points winners of the men were the Netherlands. Points winners of the ladies were England and the English Youth won the most points as well.
WDF Darts World Cup



14. October
Players Championships Barnsley

Today and tomorrow in Barnsley the Players Championships 29 and 30 will be played - the last two Players Championships of the year. For the players it is the last chance to qualify for the Players Championship Finals of to defend their Tour Cards. Participants, Results



Superleague Germany
At the weekend the last Super League weekend of the year was played in Bielefeld. Now the players are known who will take part in the play-offs. The play-offs will take place on 17. November and the winner will get a place in the PDC World Championship. As Gabriel Clemens is already qualified for the World Championship by the Pro Tour Order of Merit Manfred Bilderl - nineth in the table - gets a place in the play-offs. Nico Kurz goes into the play-offs as head of the table - he won 11 of his matches at the weekend. Nico Blum and Ricardo Pietreczko were relegated from Superleague as lasts of the table..
Participants Superleague, Table



12. October
Van Gerwen defends Title
With a 5:2 win over Dave Chisnall Michael van Gerwen defended his World Grand Prix title and is now a five times World Grand Prix Champion.
For van Gerwen it was a commanding win. He didn't make many mistakes while Chisnall missed some opportunities. All in all a deserved tournament win for the Dutchman who only was in serious trouble in his first round match against Jamie Hughes.
Report, Statistics Final



Barry wins Irish Matchplay
The only seventeen years old Keane Barry defeated with an unbelievable comeback Liam Gallagher in the final of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay. With his win Barry - who plays the PDC Development Tour - secured himself a place in the PDC World Champion where he'll be probably this time the youngest participant.
Report, Statistics



11. October
World Grand Prix - Semi-Finals
Dave Chisnall and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet tomorrow night in the final of the World Grand Prix.
Dave Chisnall defeated a still searching his A game Glen Durrant with 4:1. The last three sets of the match all were decided in a final leg in favour of Chisnall who won deservedly. Michael van Gerwen had in his semi-final only few problems with Chris Dobey who was not as strong on his doubles as in his previous matches - the reigning champion won with 4:0.
Results
Bericht, Statistics Semi-Finals



WDF World Cup
Today is the penultimate day of the World Cup and tonight the first finals will take place.
Here you can find the results from the quarterfinals to the finals:
WDF Darts World Cup



World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals
Chris Dobey, Dave Chisnall, Michael van Gerwen and Glen Durrant prevailed in the quarterfinals. Michael van Gerwen played with 94.64 the highest average of the night. Nevertheless he had in the early sets some problems against Mervyn King. Both players threw a 170 finish in the match. Chris Dobey showed a convincing performance against a far from his best Ian White. Surprisingly Dave Chisnall dominated the match against Nathan Aspinall. The last quarterfinal between Durrant and Jermaine Wattimena was a close match of two evenly match but on the night not really good players.
Results
Bericht, Statistics Quarterfinals



World Grand Prix
The fourth day of the World Grand Prix was another difficult day for the seeded players - Peter Wright and Rob Cross were elimnated from the event. Instead with Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant two debutants reached the quarterfinals. Beside Aspinall and Durrant Dave Chisnall and Jermaine Wattimena progressed into the next round.
Report, Statistics Day 4



9. October
World Grand Prix

Tonight the second round of the tournament will be played to the end - again four matches will take place.
In those among others Nathan Aspinall, Dave Chisnall, Rob Cross, Glen Durrant and Peter Wright will stand at the oche.
Results


8. October
World Grand Prix
On the third day of the event the first four second round matches took place.
From the seeded players only Michael van Gerwen survived the second round, James Wade, Michael Smith and Gary Anderson were eliminated. Debutant Chris Dobey impressed again and with the win over Anderson reached the quarter finals.
Tomorrow the other four matches of the second round will take place.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 3



WDF World Cup

Since Monday in Romania the WDF World Cup takes place with teams from fifty-one countries.
Here you can find all information:
WDF Darts World Cup



7. October
World Grand Prix
The first day of the World Grand Prix was played without upsets and all seeded players progressed into the next round though for reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and for Michael Smith it was hard work against Jamie Hughes and Simon Whitlock - both matches went into a deciding leg in the third set. Similar close was the match between Mervyn King and debutant Dimitri van den Bergh which King won in the end. With Chris Dobey one of the debutants reached the second round - he won 2:0 against Ricky Evans.
Today the first round will be played to the end.
Schedule, Results
Statistics Day 1



6. October
World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the World Grand Prix will begin with the first eight matches of the first round. The World Grand Prix is the only Double In Double Out tournament of the PDC.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will tonight open his World Grand Prix campaign against debutant Jamie Hughes. The event will be opened by the match between Ricky Evans and Chris Dobey - who is as well one of six tournament debutants.
Preview
Participants, Schedule, Results



WDF/BDO Rankings
All WDF/BDO Rankings were updated.
WDF/BDO Rankings



5. October
Price and de Sousa win in Dublin
Gerwyn Price won the 27. Players Championship of the year and defeated in the final Krzystof Ratajski. The semi-finals reached Mensur Suljovic and Ryan Joyce. Jose de Sousa won today the 28. Players Championship with a 8:6 win over Glen Durrant. In the semi-finals today stood again Mensur Suljovic and yesterday's winner Gerwyn Price.
Results



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



4. October
PDC Pro Tour

Today and tomorrow in the City West Hotel in Dublin the Players Championships 27 and 28 will be played in the forefront of the PDC World Grand Prix.
Again not all Tour Card holders have registeres. They will be replaced by players from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Participants, Results



European Championship
The PDC now annonced the schedule of the first and second round of the tournament. Reigning champion James Wade will play on the first evening his first round match against Jonny Clayton. Michael van Gerwen as well will play his first match on the first evening against Ross Smith. On the second day of the event the match between Gerwyn Price and Ted Evetts in the afternoon session will be the last match of the first round.
European Championship











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