PDC World Matchplay

From 20. to 28. July in Blackpool the World Matchplay will be played. The Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit and the Top 16 of the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit will take part.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information


New Columns
27. May

Coaching Clinic 55:
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What did we do without DartConnect?? Not really by Dartoid...
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Adam "Thorn" Smith in Costa Rica :
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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





23. Juli
World Matchplay -Tag 2
On the second day of the World Matchplay we saw in the afternoon and the evening session one really hard fought match. In the afternoon it was the match between Daven Chisnall and Max Hopp in which Hopp kept his nerve and won with 11:9. In the evening it was the most thrilling battle between James Wade and Jeffrey de Zwaan which Wade won in a Sudden Death leg. The outstanding performance showed three time BDO World Champion Glen Durrant who defeated in the last match of the second day Adrian Lewis with 10:4. Michael van Gerwen played a more patchy match but showed enough to defeat Steve Beaton with10:6.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



22. July
No Beach Weather...
This year again Global Darts is live in Blackpool - for the first and second round of the tournament - and of course there will be some articles which this year beside the tournament have the topic entertainment. The first article deals with the opening night of the event and might be answers the question why the World Matchplay blends in so well with Blackpool.
No Beach Weather...



World Matchplay
On the second day of the World Matchplay an afternoon- and an evening session with four first round matches each will take place.
In the afternoon session with Jamie Hughes and Krzysztof Ratajski two more debutants will stand at the oche. In the evening session all eyes will be on the number 1 seed Michael van Gerwen -who will play against Steve Beaton and on the last match of the night between Adrian Lewis and Glane Durrant.



21. July
World Matchplay - Day 1
On the first night of the World Matchplay the three debutants all were eliminated. Nathan Aspinall lost 5:10 against a strong playing Mervyn King. Gary Anderson didn't show a great performance but Danny Noppert had no chance nevertheless. Rob Cross convinced in the last match of the night against Chris Dobey. The most thrilling match of the first evening between Gerwyn Price and Stephen Bunting ended in a 13:12 win for Bunting.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics, Report



20. July
World Matchplay
Tonight in Blackpool the World Matchplay will begin - this year sponsored by betting company Betfred. The first round will be played from tonight till Monday. The tournament will be opened by the match between Nathan Aspinall and Mervyn King. Besides tonight reigning champion Gary Anderson will start his campaign against Danny Noppert as well.

Preview
Participants, Schedule, Results



19. July
World Matchplay

Part two of the debutants presentation of this year's World Matchplay deals with Glen Durrant, Jamie Hughes, Chris Dobey and Danny Noppert.
The Debutants - Part 2




18. July
World Matchplay

This year there will be seven debutants in the World Matchplay. We check them out.
Today in our first part we deal with Nathan Aspinall, Krzysztof Ratajski und Ricky Evans.
The Debutants - Part 1



Wright wins Players Championship 20 as well

Peter Wright won the 20. Players Championship des Jahres in Barnsley as well - again with impressive performances. He defeated in the final Joe Cullen who had no chance at all. The semi-finals reached Adrian Gray and Adrian Lewis.
Participants, 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



17. July
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a look on the upcoming World Matchplay. In the centre of the the thoughts stands the question whether Gary Anderson will be able to defend his title.
World Matchplay 2019



Wright gewinnt Players Championship 19
Peter Wright won his second PDC titel in four days - he won the 19. Players Championship of the year in Barnsley. In the final he defeated Justin Pipe. Wright showed a strong performance with several over 100 averages and looked well prepared for the World Matchplay. In the semi-finals he won against Gary Anderson who looked good as well. German Gabriel Clemens played similar strong as in the German Darts Masters and was only defeated in the semi-finals by Justin Pipe.
Kyle Anderson threw a nine-darter.
Today in Barnsley the 20. Players Championship will take place.
Participants, Results



16. July
PDC Pro Tour
Today and tomorrow in Barnsley the Players Championships 19 and 20 take place. Many of the participants of the World Matchplay - which will begin on Saturday in Blackpool - use the tournaments as preparation.
Michael van Gerwen and James Wade didn't register for the events.



15. July
PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Peterbrorough four events of the PDC Challenge Tour were played and there were four different winners. On Saturday Cody Harris and Nick Fullwell won, on Sunday Berry van Peer and Andy Jenkins were the winners. Jenkins besides on Saturday threw a nine-darter.
Stephen Burton still heads the Challenge Tour Order of Merit followed by Boris Koltsov on the second place and Andy Jenkins is ranked third.
Challenge Tour



WDF Europe Cup Youth
In Ankara till Sunday the WDF Europe Cup Youth took place. The boys singles title went to the english high-flyer Leighton Bennett. The pairs title won the Dutch pair Jurjen van der Velde/Luke van der Kwast. The Team Event won the team of the Republic of Ireland. Overall boys winners were the Netherlands. The girls songles title won Hungarian Tamara Kovacs. The girls pairs won the English pair Shannon Reeves/Beau Greaves. Overall girls winner were the girls from England.
WDF Europe Cup Youth



14. July
Wright wins German Darts Masters
For the second time in three years Peter Wright won the German Darts Masters. He defeated in a thrilling final German Gabriel Clemens with 8:6. Though Clemens lost in the end the tournament was a big success for him and his first televised stage final. Wright defeated on finals day Nico Kurz and James Wade, Clemens prevailed over Rob Cross and Mensur Suljovic.
The World Series of Darts will continue in August with the Event in Brisbane.
Results, Report Final, Statistics



13. July
German Darts Masters - Day 1
On the first day of the German Darts Masters we could see three wins for the German players. Gabriel Clemens defeated Raymond van Barneveld, Nico Kurz prevailed over Gary Anderson and Martin Schindler showed an incredible comeback to eliminate Michael van Gerwen. Max Hopp was not so lucky. He played with 106.62 highest average but nevertheles was beaten by Rob Cross.
Today the tournament will be played to the end.
Schedule, Results, Statistics



12. July
German Darts Masters

Here a short presentation of the German participants!

German Participants




11. July
German Darts Masters
Tomorrow the third German Darts Masters will begin, the second event of this year's World Series of Darts. The Venue will be the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. Eight PDC representatives will play against eight German players. Reigning champion Mensur Suljovic will play in his first match against Maik Langendorf.
Preview



10. July
PDC World Championship
The PDC World Championmship 2019/2020 will be played from Friday 13. December 2019 to the 1. January 2020.
The priority sale for the PDCTV-HD Annual Members will begin on 22. July at 1000 BST for all those who have got Annual PDCTV-HD membership till 17. July 1200 BST. Beside there'll be another priority sale window for those who've registered through the priority sign-up form till 24. July 1000 BST. General sale will start on 26. July 1000 BST.
All information relating the ticket sale you can find here: World Championship Ticket Sale



PDC World Matchplay
The PDC published the draw and the schedule of the first round of the event which will begin on 20. July in Blackpool.
The match between Nathan Asspinall and Mervyn King will open the tournament. Reigning champion Gary Anderson will as well play on the first day against Danny Noppert am Oche stehen. In the evening session of the second day among others Michael van Gerwen will play against Steve Beaton and Adrian Lewis against Glen Durrant. The last first round match will be on Monday 22. July the match between Peter Wright and Vincent van der Voort.
World Matchplay 2019



8. July
German Darts Masters
The PDC published the draw for the German Darts Masters - the second World Series of Darts event of the year - which will be played this year on 12. and 13. July in Cologne. There again eight PDC representatives will play against eight national players. Instead of Gerwyn Price and Nathan Aspinall Mensur Suljovic and Raymond van Barneveld will stand at the oche. The eight German players are Max Hopp, Martin Schindler, Gabriel Clemens, Maik Langendorf, Nico Kurz, Kevin Münch, Christian Bunse and Robert Marijanovic. Reigning champion Mensur Suljovic will play against Maik Langendorf.
Draw First Round



World Series of Darts
After the event in Germany the World Series will continue in August with events in Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia and the final tournament in Hamilton in New Zealand.
For these events the field of participants is after the DPA qualifiers now complete.
World Series of Darts



6.July
Aspinall wins U.S. Darts Masters
Nathan Aspinall won at his World Series debut the title - he defeated in the final of the U.S. Darts Masters Michael Smith with 8:4. On the second day of the event - on which quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final were played - Aspinall was the outstanding player who had an over 100 average in all his matches. In the quarterfinals he defeated Rob Cross, in the semi-finals Peter Wright. Michael Smith reached the final with wins over Michael van Gerwen in the weakest match of the day and Gerwyn Price who before had eliminated reigning champion Gary Anderson from the event.
Results, Statistics



5. July
Baggish wins North American Championship
The second event yesterday was an all North American affair in which only the eight qualifers took part. It was Danny Baggish who triumphed in the end - he defeated in the final last year's winner Jeff Smith with 6:5. Smith had missed a matchdart on the Bullseye.
So Baggish is the first player who qualified for the PDC Worldchampionship. He will give his debut.
Results, Report, Statistics



U.S.Darts Masters - Day 1
None of the North American qualifiers survived the first round of the U.S.Darts Masters though some of the PDC players - among them the reigning champion Gary Anderson - had to fight hard. Especially close was the match between Peter Wright and Canadian Jeff Smith which was won in the deciding leg by Wright. The best perfomance of the first round showed Rob Cross who was the only player with an average over 100.
Schedule, Results, Statistics



4. July
World Series of Darts
Today this year's PDC World Series of Darts begins with the event in Las Vegas - the U.S.Darts Masters. By four qualifiers four winners qualified - Jeff Smith, Leonard Gates, Daniel Baggish and Elliot Milk. Besides the four highest ranked players of the Qualifiers Order of Merit qualified as well: Gary Mawson, Shawn Brenneman, Jim Long and Darin Young. The eight North American players will play in the first round against eight PDC representatives.
After the first round of the U.S. Darts Masters the North American players wil play in the North American Championship for a place in the next PDC World Championship.
U.S.Darts Masters
World Series of Darts



Momentum Performance Darts

The Momentum Performance Darts - designed by young Dutchman Joeri Wienen and just on the market - were tested.
Here you can find the review:
Momentum Performance Darts



1. July
PDC World Matchplay
After the Czech Darts Open at the weekend all World Matchplay participants are known. Thank to their achievements at the weekend Jamie Hughes and Keegan Brown were able to grab a place in the tournament. They cut out Kyle Anderson and Ryan Searle. Seven players this year will give their debut in Blackpool: Nathan Aspinall, Krzysztof Ratajski, Ricky Evans, Glen Durrant, Chris Dobey, Danny Noppert and Jamie Hughes. The PDC announced the draw will be made next week.
World Matchplay 2019



Hughes wins Czech Darts Open
With 8:3 win over a seemingly tired Stephen Bunting Jamie Hughes secured in Prague his first PDC Title. By this he astonishingly managed to grab a place in the World Matchplay which was only possible by winning the event. Hughes showed a very consistent tournament performance and defeated on the final day besides Bunting Ron Meulenkamp, Ian White and Simon Whitlock. It didn't look the high temperatures on stage did affect him much opposed to other players who obviously had to struggle. With Bunting and Hughes two unseeded players reached the final of the inaugural Czech Open Darts.
Besides Hughes Keegan Brown as well at the last minute snaged a place in the World Matchplay by reaching the semi-finals.
Statistics
Report Final



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



30. June
Czech Darts Open - Day 3
On the third day of the Czech Open the tournament will be played to the end. In the afternoon the third round will take place while in the evening quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final will follow.
On the second day of the event 11 of the 16 seeded players were eliminated - might be one of the reasons were the very high temperatures on stage. The eliminated players were headed by Michael van Gerwen who once again lost to Keegan Brown. Gerwyn Price on the other side was not impressed by the heat and crowned his win over Glen Durrant with a last leg nine-darter. Corey Cadby continued his European Tour debut with a close 6:5 win over Michael Smith and will today play against Mervyn King.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



29. June
Czech Darts Open - Day 2
Today in Prague the second day of the Czech Darts Open will take place on which the first round winners will play against the seeded players.
With the exception of Karel Sedlacek all Host Natipon Qualifiers already were elimnated on the first. The best perfomance of the first day showed Glen Durrant who played an 110.12 average in his 6:1 win over Daniel Larsson.
Schedule, Results
Statistik



Czech Darts Open Today in Prague in Czechia the Czech Darts Open will begin - the ninth event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
Yesterday by the Host Nation Qualifier Jan Hlavacek, Vaclav Shieferdecker, Ondrej Plsek and Karel Sedlacek qualified for the tournament. Winner of the East European Qualifier was Sebastian Steyer.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



26. June
Meet our Designers
Last month Performance Darts run a competition in which the participants were encouraged to design their "dream dart". Two of the designers won and their darts just made it on the market.
In this blog one of the two winners - young Dutchman Joeri Wienen - presents his design.
Meet our Designers - 1



PDC World Matchplay
Already before the last event which counts for the qualifiation for the World Matchplay - Czech Darts Open this weekend - it is clear there will be no fare well for Raymond van Barneveld from the stage in Blackpool as he failed to qualify. But there are still eleven players who take part in the Czech Darts Open to qualify with differing chances by the Pro Tour Order of Merit for the World Matchplay World Matchplay. the far best chance has Keegan Brown who only has to reach round two in Prague.
How the list of participants for Blackpool looks before the Czech Darts Open you can find here:
World Matchplay 2019



Results...
Beau Greaves won the LDO Ladies Classic, she defeated in the final Anastasia Dobromyslova with 5:4.
Winners of the Six Nation Cups of the EDO were the English ladies team and the Dutch men's team.
Winners of the Cherry Bomb International in Florida were Danny Baggish and Kris Grimal. Winners of the BDO Austrian Open were Belgian Sven Verdonck and Kaisu Rekkinen from Finnland. The pairs title secured German Michael Unterbuchner together with Hungarian Patrick Kovacs.
During the fourth tournament weekend of the PDC Asian Tour Lourence Ilagan not only threw a nine-darter but as well secured the win in both events - both times against his World Cup partner Noel Malicdem.



24. June
Ratajski and Wade win in Wigan
Krzysztof Ratajski won on Saturday the 17. Players Championship of the year with a 8:3 win over Nathan Aspinall. For Ratajski it was the first title of the year. In five of his seven matches the "Polish Eagle" had averaged over. The semi-finals reached Ron Meulenkamp and James Wilson, who by this increased his chance for a place in the World Matchplay.
In the 18. Players Championship on Sunday James Wade secured his already fourth title of the year. He defeated Portugese Jose de Sousa in the final 8:5. De Sousa for the first time reached the semi-finals of a PDC Event. In the semi-finals stood Krzysztof Ratajski and Dimitri van den Bergh.
Results



Qualifiers European Tour
On Friday the UK and the South/West European Qualifiers for the Events Nine and Ten of the European Tour took place in Wigan as well. Eleven players qualified by the UK Qualifiers both for Prague and for Vienna among them Corey Cadby, William O'Connor, Jamie Hughes and Stephen Bunting. By the South/West European Qualifier Jermaine Wattimena and Rowby-John Rodriguez qualified for both tournaments.
European Tour Event 9
European Tour Event 10



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



21. June
Pro Tour Wigan
Today in Wigan a Pro Tour weekend begins with the UK and the West/South European Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 9 and 10. Tomorrow and on Sunday the Players Championships 17 and 18 will take place.
It's an important weekend for the qualification for the World Matchplay. Raymond van Barneveld had to withdrew due to personal reasons - so in his last year in the PDC he will not be able to qualify for the World Matchplay. Gary Anderson will not be in Wigan either.
Participants, Results
European Tour Event 9
European Tour Event 10



20. June
Results...
Most successful player of the England Open and the England National Singles was fifteen years old Beau Greaves who won both ladies singles titels, the Mixed Youth and the girls event. Wesley Harms won the England National men's singles, Jim Williams the England Open men's singles.
The titles of the Canadian Open Champions won Dianne Gobiel and Jeff Smith.



The World
Winner of the second event of this year's World Soft-Dart Series was Croat Boris Krcmar who prevailed in the final over Austrian Michael Rasztovits. Beside Rasztovits the Austrian brothers Rowby-John and Rusty-Jake Rodriguez took part as well in the tournament which was played in La Rochelle in France. Among the participants were Germans Rene Eidams and Michael Unterbuchner, Belgian Kim Huybrechts, Dutchman Jelle Klaasen and Englishmen Andy Jenkins and Scott Waites.
The World



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



17. June
Chisnall wins Danish Darts Open
Dave Chisnall won in Copenghagen the final of the Danish Darts Open with 8:3 against Chris Dobey. For Chisnall it was this year after two Players Championship wins already the third PDC titel. Chris Dobey for the first time reached a stage final. In the semi-finals stood Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton.
Participants, Results
Tournament Statistics
Report Final



12. June
World Series of Darts
The PDC today announced that James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld will complete the squat of PDC players in the Events in Australia und New Zealand. Most of the Oceanic representives are already know as well. The still free places will be filled by qualifiers.
World Series of Darts



Grand Slam of Darts
Both the winners of the PDC World Cup - Gary Anderson and Peter Wright - as the runner-ups Steve Lennon and William O'Connor secured themselves a place in the Grand Slam of Darts in November in Wolverhampton.
An overview of the already for the tournament qualified players you can find here:
Grand Slam of Darts



Results...
Winners of the Swiss Open were Thomas Junghans and Deta Hedman. Junghans was since 1984 the first Swiss winner of the tournament. The youth event of the Swiss Open won Emir Mujanovic from Switzerland, the pairs won English/Belgian pair Dave Evans/Brian Raman.
The titles of the Helvetia Open went to Alan Soutar (against Thomas Junghans) and Fallon Sherrock. German Lucca Scheuch won the youth event.
The New Zealand Canterbury Open were won by Darren Herewini and Tina Osborne.



PDC Development Tour
Last weekend four Events of PDC Development Tour were played in Milton Keynes.
Most successful was Ted Evetts who won two of the events and now heads the Development Tour Order of Merit. As well a good weekend had young Dutchman Geert Nentjes who won the ninth event and threw a nine-darter in event eleven. The fourth event of the weekend won Luke Humphries.
Development Tour



9. June
Scotland wins World Cup
With a 3:1 win over the surprise-team of this year's World Cup - the Team of the Republic of Ireland, Team Scotland won the World Cup. With Scotland the most confident and consistent Team of the event got the win.
Scotland could win in the second round and on the final day till the final itself all its matches 2:0 and probably was slightly fresher as the Irish team who won their matches on finals day against Austria and against the Netherlands only in strong double matches 2:1. In the final Gary Anderson lost to Steve Lennon while Peter Wright won against both Steve Lennon and William O'Connor. The double match the Scots won with 4:0.
Results
Report, Statistics



PDC World Cup
Today the tournament will be played to the end in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
In the afternoon the quarterfinals take place, in the evening session the semi-finals and the final. Again the matches begin with two singles followed if necessary by a double match. In the final two singles are followed by a doubles match. Should the final not be decided after that up to two more singles can be played.
Schedule, Results



8. June
PDC World Cup - Day 3
The second round of the event brought some more upsets and with Australia and England two more seeded teams and favorits were eliminated. Host nation Germany lost as well - Martin Schindler and Max Hopp were just not strong enough for Team Belgium. Scotland - and especially Gary Anderson - convinced again and progressed as Team Austria and Team Netherlands into the quarterfinals.
Unseeded Team Canada again showed a strong nerved performance and eliminated Australia, while two strong Irishmen prevailed over top favorite Team England. William O'Connor played against Rob Cross the match of his life and with 115.10 the so far highest average of this year's event.
Results
Report, Statistics



PDC World Cup
On the third day of the tournament in an afternoon- and an evening session the second round will be played.
In the afternoon with Scotland and Belgium two seeded teams will play - Belgium against host nation Germany. In the evening session four seeded teams will stand in the oche which all will play against an unseeded opponent. All matches begin with two singles followed if necessary by a double match.
Schedule



7. June
Interview Chuck Puleo
One of the debutants in the PDC World Cup I want to introduce you more detailed - the American Chuck Puleo who already took part in the PDC World Championship 2019. Together with Darin Young - who played in every World Cup so far - he is Team America.
To the Interview



PDC World Cup - Day 2
There were no real upsets on the second first round day and all four seeded teams progressed into the second round. It was not easy for Austria and really surprisingly hard work for Australia to win against Finland. England and the Netherlands won their matches commandingly. The highest avarage of the second day had with 97.56 not a seeded team but rather surprinsingly Team Canada who had a real fight with the almost as good team from Italy.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 2



PDC World Cup
On the second day of the tournament the first round will be played to the end.
As yesterday four seeded and twelve unseeded nations will stand at the oche. The seeds are reigning champion Netherlands, Team England, Team Australia and Team Austria. England will play against the high profile Team Philippines, Austria against Russia, Australia against Finnland and the Netherlands against Spain.
Participants, Schedule, Results



6. June
PDC World Cup - Day 1
Today in Hamburg the PDC World Cup started with the first eight matches of the first round.
On the first day of the event we already saw two upsets and with Northern Ireland and Wales two seeded teams were elimanated by the unseeded teams from South Africa and Singapore. Especially Paul Lim once again won the hearts of the delighted crowd. Team Germany had no problems to win over the weakest team of the first day - Team Hungary. Belgium, as well a seeded team, impressed against Hong Kong. In the last match of the night number two seed Scotland with Gary Anderson and Peter Wright showed the outstanding performance of the first day. They won against Denmark with the only average over 100 with 5:0.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics Day 1



Interview with Magnus Caris
In the today in Hamburg beginning World Cup there are not only debutants. One of the participants has decided to give up his darts career after the tournament - permanently and entirely. Swede Magnus Caris after 40 years of darts has enough. An interview by Mads Plagborg Magnussen.
To the Interview



PDC World Cup
The PDC in the preview of the tournament has a view on the participants and talks to Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith and Simon Whitlock. For all three the tournament is something special and they all look forward to wear their national shirts.
Preview



5. June
PDC World Cup
Short notice there was a chance in the Chinese team - instead of debutant Quingyu Zhan- who had problems with his visum - Yuanjun Liu will play his third PDC World Cup.
But of course there are several more debutants who didn't whithdraw and on those the third preview article has a view.
The Debutants 2



4. Juni
PDC World Cup
On 6. June the PDC World Cup will begin which this year will take place in Hamburg.
As in every year this year again several debutants will take part in the tournament - for example Michael Smith who will take part for the first time in the World . And sometimes nations will give their debut as well - this year Lithuania will its debut.
The Debutants 1



3. June
PDC World Cup
On 6. June the PDC World Cup will begin which this year will take place in Hamburg.
To tune in we have a view on the reigning champion Team Netherland which will this year no longer consist of last year's winners Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen. Instead of van Barneveld this year Jermaine Wattimena was nominated!
The Reigning Champion - Team Netherlands



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



PDC World Matchplay
There are still almost two months till the World Matchplay and four events still to be played before the participants will be decided.
Here you can find how the list of participants looks at the moment:
World Matchplay 2019



27. May
White wins in Zwolle
Ian White won in Zwolle the final of the Dutch Darts Masters against Michael van Gerwen with 8:7 and got his second European Tour title in a row. Both players looked tired in the final but it was White who was more clinical on his doubles and van Gerwen trailed most of the time in the match.
White defeated on his way in the final on the third day of the event Jermaine Wattimena, Vincent van der Voort and Peter Wright. Van Gerwen won a rather close match against his Dutch rival Raymond van Barneveld, after that a very close match against Dave Chisnall in the quarterfinals and prevailed only just in the semi-finals over Gerwyn Price.
Report Final



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



26. May
Dutch Darts Masters - Day 3
In Zwolle today the Dutch Darts Masters will be played to the end. In the afternoon-session the third round will be played, in the evening session quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final will take place.
The most anticipated match of the third round was the clash between Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld which was won by the reigning champion. For Raymond van Barneveld - who will retire end of the year - it were his last Dutch Darts Masters.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



25. Mai
Dutch Darts Masters - Day 2
Today in Zwolle the second day of the Dutch Darts Masters takes place on which the seeded players enter the tournament and played against the first round winners.
With the exception of Danny van Trijp all Host Nation Qualifiers were eliminated in the first round. Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez had with 108.79 the highest average of the first day. James Wade withdrew on short notice so his opponent Glen Durrant gets a bye and progresses into the third round.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



24. May
Dutch Darts Masters
Today in Zwolle in the Netherlands the Dutch Darts Masters - the seventh event of the European Tour 2019 - will begin.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
As Rob Cross withdrew on short notice yesterday in the Host Nation Qualifier five tournament places were on offer. The qualifiers are Erik Hol, Jimmy Hendriks, Danny van Trijp, Wesley Plaisier and Alexander Merkx.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



23. May
Van Gerwen wins Premier League
Michael van Gerwen won his fifth Premier League title. He defeated in the unforunately rather one sided final Rob Cross with 11:5. Cross had his chances in the match but often spoiled them as he couldn't find the double.
In the semi-finals van Gerwen didn't play as strong as in the final and had a lot more problems against his opponent Daryl Gurney, who was similar to Cross not too sure on his doubles. Rob Cross won his semifinal against James Wade convincingly and deserved, Wade just never found his game.
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Preview Play-Offs
Today the final of the Premier League will take place in the O2 Arena in London.
In the first semi-final reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet Daryl Gurney. Gurney won this season both his league matches against van Gerwen. In the second semi-final James Wade will play against Rob Cross. It is a repeat of match last week in Leeds. There Wade defeated Cross with 8:6. After that this year's Premier League will conclude with the final.
Preview



21. May
European Tour - Associate Members Qualifiers
At the weekend in Hildesheim, Germany, three Associate Members Qualifiers for European Tour Events in the Netherlands, in Denmark and in the Czech Republic took place. Austrian Michael Rasztovits threw a nine-darter Neun-Darter but failed to qualify.
For the Dutch Darts Masters qualified German Florian Hempel and Belgian Mike de Decker, for the Danish Darts Open Mike de Decker and New Zealands Cody Harris and for the Czech Darts Open Switzlerland's Stefan Bellmont and Dutchman Wessel Nijman.
Dutch Darts Masters
Danish Darts Open
Czech Darts Open



Durrant and Ward win in Barnsley
Glen Durrant won on saturday the fifteenth Players Championship of the year and with it his second PDC title. In the final he defeated Darius Labanauskas with 8:1. In the semi-finals Durrant prevailed over Michael van Gerwen while Labanauskas won against Ron Meulenkamp. Dave Chisnall threw a nine-darter.
The sixteenth Players Championship on sunday was won by Harry Ward who won the close final against German Max Hopp with 8:7. The semi-finals reached Robert Thornton and Jose de Sousa. Robert Thornton threw a nine-darter.
Results



Results
Winners of the Police Open were Dutchman Toon Greebe and Fie Skinnes from Denmark. The titles of the Police Masters won Welshman Mark Blandford and Deta Hedman.
Kirsi Viinikainen from Finland won both the Lithunian and the Vilnius Open. The men's titles went to Englishman Martin Barrett and Dutchman Jeffrey Sparidaans.
Beau Greaves dominated the ladies events of the Welsh Open and won the girl's title and the women's titles of the Welsh Classic and the Welsh Open. James Beeton won the boy's event. Dutchman Martijn Kleermaker got the Welsh Open title, the Welsh Classic were won by Dave Parletti.



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



17. Mai
Pro Tour Barnsley
Again today in Barnsley a Pro Tour weekend begins with the UK and den West/South Europe Tour Card holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events seven and eight in Zwolle and Copenhagen. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships fifteen and sixteen will follow.
Some Tour Card holders didn't register or have withdrawn - among them Rob Cross and Mensur Suljovic. They will be replaced by players from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Participants, Results
Dutch Darts Open
Danish Darts Open



PDC World Cup
By now the PDC published the first round schedule as well. The match between Gibraltar and Japan will open the tournament on Thursday the 6. June. The match between last year's runner-up Team Scotland and Team Denmark will end the first day. On the second day of the tournament the first round will be played to the end. In the last match of the first round and the last match of the second day reigning champion Netherlands will play against the Spanish Team.
Draw and Schedule First Round, Participants



16. May
Premier League - Sixteenth League Day
On the last dramatic league night of Premier League especially Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney impressed in their 8:3 wins over Peter Wright and Michael Smith with strong perfomances. Price nevertheless lost out on a place in the play-offs as Gurney and James Wade won as well and sit by this in front of him in the final league table on the places three and four. Michael van Gerwen won the battle for the first place in the table with his win over Mensur Suljovic while Rob Cross lost to James Wade.
Next weeks semifinals will be Michael van Gerwen against Daryl Gurney - against whom he lost twice in the league phase - and as today James Wade against Rob Cross.
Table Final Standings, Results
Statistics



PDC World Cup
The PDC today announced the draw for the first round of the event which will take place from 6. - 9. June in Hamburg.
Reigning champion Netherlands - this year with Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena - will play against Spain. Team Scotland, last year's runner-up, will play in the first round against Team Denmark. Number 1 seed Team England - this year with Rob Cross and Michael Smith - begins against Team Philippines.
Draw First Round, Participants



15. May
Premier League - Preview Sixteenth League Day
The sixteenth and last league day of the Premier League will take place in Leeds and finally the positions in the table will be decided.
For Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen it is all about the first place in the table, for Gerwyn Price, Daryl Gurney, Mensur Suljovic and James Wade it is all about the last two play-off places. All four matches will be important.
Preview



13. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC announced all participants in the PDC World Cup which will be played from 6. - 9. June in Hamburg. While last year's runner-up Scotland again will play with Gary Anderson and Peter Wright the Dutch reigning champion this year for the first time will stand with Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena at the oche. In the number 1 seed Team England there will be a change as well - Rob Cross represents his home country this year together with Michael Smith. Team Switzerland was replaced by Team Lithunia - Darius Labanauskas, Mindaugas Barauskas.
Participants



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four more events of the PDC Challenge Tour took place and there were four different winners. The events 5 and 6 on Saturday were won by Darren Beveridge and Cameron Menzies - for Beveridge it was the first PDC title, for Menzies the second. On Sunday Jesus Naguera and Stephen Burton got a win each. For the Spaniard it was the first win in the PDC, for Burton already the second Challenge Tour win this year. Burton now heads the Challenge Tour Order of Merit. in the seventh event Geert de Vos threw a nine-darter.
Challenge Tour



White wins in Sindelfingen
Ian White defeated in the close finale of the European Darts Grand Prix Peter Wright with 8:7 and won his second European Tour title. With White won the most consistent player of the event. On his way into the final he defeated on finals day Keegan Brown, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Steve Beaton. Wright first won on finals day against Jonny Clayton, prevailed in the quarterfinals over the reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and defeated in the semi-finals Jamie Hughes. For Hughes it was the first PDC semi-final.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



12. May
European Darts Grand Prix - Day 2
Yesterday in Sindelfingen the second day of the European Darts Grand Prix took place. The seeded players joined the tournament and played against the first round winners.
After all German speaking qualifiers were elimnated in the first round the two seeds Mensur Suljovic and Max Hopp lost their second matches against Steve Beaton and Nathan Aspinall as well. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen had much to bother to get over the finishing line in front of his opponent Brendan Dolan. In the best match of the evening session Jamie Hughes defeated Adrian Lewis with the with 103.67 so far highest average of the event 6:3.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



10.May
European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Sindelfingen the European Darts Grand Prix will begin - the sixth event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
By the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Michael Rasztovits and Stefan Bellmont qualified. As Dave Chisnall withdrew by the Host Nation Qualifier five tournament places were on offer. Daniel Klose, Michael Hurtz, Dragutin Horvat, Ricardo Pietrezko and Michael Rosenauer qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



Premier League - Fifteenth League Day
After the fifteenth league day of Premier League it is still up in the air who'll be in the play-offs. Till know only is known reigning Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross will progress - both won their matches tonight. Rob Cross still heads the table one point in advance of van Gerwen. James Wade has after his draw with Michael Smith a small edge over Mensur Suljovic and Daryl Gurney and still is third of the table. Gerwyn Price has one point less then Suljovic and Gurney and two points less then Wade - it all depends on the last league day next week.
Table, Results
Statistics



9. May
Premier League - Preview Fifteenth League Day
On the fifteenth and penultimate league day of the Premier League in Sheffield and the battle for the play-off places enters the next round.
The head-to head match of the night will be the match between Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney. Peter Wright and Michael Smith are not able to qualify any longer for the top four and have nothing to lose against Michael van Gerwen and James Wade. First in the table Rob Cross will play against Mensur Suljovic.
Preview



3. May
Austrian Darts Open
Today in Premstätten near Graz in Austria the Austrian Darts Open will begin - the fifth event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
By the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Patrick van den Boogaard and Diogo Portela qualified. By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Dietmar Burger, Michael Rasztovits, Benjamin Fasching und Patrick Tringler for the event. Fasching and Tingler will give their European Tour debut.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



2. May
Premier League - Fourteenth League Day
With a clear 8:1 win over Michael Smith Rob Cross played hi9mself back on the first place of the table of the Premier League and secured as first player his place in the play-offs Platz while Michael Smith with this loss is out finally out of the race for a place under the top four. Michael van Gerwen for the second time this season lost to Daryl Gurney and again has one point less then Cross. Gurney moved up with the win to the fifth place in the table and is only one point behind the places three and four. As well no longer in the races for a place under the top four is Peter Wright who lost against Mensur Suljovic. In the last match of the night direct rivals James Wade and Gerwyn Price met. Price had no good day and lost against a solid playing Wade. By this Price dropped behind Gurney on the sixth place in the table.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



1. May
O'Connor and de Zwaan win in Barnsley
William O'Connor and Jeffrey der Zwaan won the Players Championships 13 and 14 in Barnsley.
William O'Connor got his first PDC Title by defeating Nathan Aspinal in the final of Players Championship 13 on Tuesday. The semi-finals reached Adrian Lewis and Daryl Gurney.
Jeffrey de Zwaan won today the fourteenth Players Championship defeating Stephen Bunting. Arron Monk and Darius Labanauskas stood in the semi-finals.
Results



Premier League - Preview Fourteenth League Day
The fourteenth league day of Premier League is played in Manchester and the battle for the play-off places enters the next round.
Gerwyn Price and James Wade meet in the last match of the evening in a head-to-head match while Mensur Suljovic will play against Peter Wright who is last of the table. Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen could secure their play-off places. Rob Cross will meet luckless Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen will play againsth Daryl Gurney who defeated him in the first half of the campaign in Berlin.
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