iInternational Darts Open

The International Darts Open are the twelfth European Tour Event of the year and will be played from 13. - 15. September in Riesa.
Participants, Schedule
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





16. September
PDC World Championship
The regular season of the American CDC Magic Darts Championship Darts Circuit ended at the weekend with the Events 9 and 10. Darin Young won Event 9, Danny Baggish Event 10. After the end of the season the ranking is clear. Darin Young qualified as the number one of the ranking for the PDC World Championship as did Matt Campbell who sits as the highest ranked Canadian player in place two.
PDC World Championship



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



15. September
Price defends Title
Gerwyn Price wins the International Darts Open in Riesa with a 8:6 win over Rob Cross and defends his title. The final was a quite close match in which the lead changed several times. But both players could not keep up the great performances which they had shown in earlier matches in the tournament. The semi-finals reached Glen Durrant - for the first time on the European Tour - and Peter Wright.
Results
Statistics
Report Finals Day



International Darts Open
Today the tournament will be played to the end. In the afternoon the third round was played, tonight quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final will take place.
Michael Rosenauer was the only German player who survived the second round but he was elimnated third round by Glen Durrant. Four of the seeded players lost their second round matches - among them the number 1 seed Ian White. The highest average of the second round played Gerwyn Price with 106.20. In the third round Rob Cross was the most convincing player who defeated Joe Cullen - today finally with his own equipment - with 6:0.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



14. September
International Darts Open
On the second day of the event again an afternoon- and an evening session will be played. The winners of the first day will play against the seeded players.
On the first day there were no upsets and only a few outstanding perfomrances. From the home nation qualifiers only Michael Rosenauer and Steffen Siepmann survived the first round. The best game of the first day was the match between Kyle Anderson and Aaron Monk who both had an average over 95. It was won by Kyle Anderson. The highest average of the first day played Belgian Davy van Baelen with 103.66.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



13. September
International Darts Open
Today in Riesa the International Darts Open will begin - the penultimate event of this year's European Tour and the last in Germany.
On the first day the qualifiers will meet in an afternoon- and an evening session.
Michael van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall withdrew short notice so by the Host Nation Qualifier last night six places in the tournmanet were on offer. The qualifiers were Christian Jentschke, Mike Poge, Steffen Siepmann, Ole Luckow, Manfred Bilder and Michael Rosenauer who all will stand at the oche today. By the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Davyd Venken and Mike de Decker qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



12. September
Tournament Calendar amended
The PDC dates were added to the 2020 Tournament Calendar.
Next year there will be one European Tour event less than this year and some of the sites changed. Trier, Budapest and Leeuwarden for the first time will be visited by the European Tour. The European Championship will return to Dortmund next year. Four of the Players Championships will be played in Hildesheim, two in Leeuwarden. The Development Tour will come for a weekend to Hildesheim as well. The Champions League of Darts and das World Series of Darts Finale will already take place in September - so October and November will be less packed. The Grand Slam will be played one week later as we are used to by now.
Provisional Tournament Calendar 2020



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



Wade wins in Barnsley
James Wade won in Barnsley the 24. Players Championship of the year with an 8:6 win over Dave Chisnall. For Wade it was already the fifth Pro Tour win this year. The semifianls reached Scott Taylor - who replaced Michael van Gerwen on short notice - and Jamie Hughes. John Henderson threw against Ron Meulenkamp in the last 16 a nine-darter. Michael van Gerwen withdrew and probably will miss the European Tour event in Riesa this weekend as well.
Participants, Results



11. September
De Sousa wins PC 23
Jose de Sousa is the first ever player from Portugal who wins a PDC Players Championship. He defeated in the final Gerwyn Price with 8:1. De Sousa only got a PDC Tour Card in January and already reached the final of a Pro Tour Event for the second time. On his way into the final he defeated among others John Henderson, Jermaine Wattimena and Peter Wright who had elimated in the quarterfinals Michael van Gerwen. Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis stood in the semi-finals.
Participants, Results



Results..
During the BDO weekend in Selsey Anastasia Dobromyslova won both the Ladies Classic and the Ladies Matchplay. In the semi-finals of the England Classic she was the first woman ever who threw an over 100 average. She was rewarded for her achievement with 1000 pound. Lisa Ashton won the England Masters title. Scott Mitchell won the Mens Matchplay and the England Masters. Winner of the Mens Classic was Wesley Harms. Beau Greaves won the Girls Matchplay and was the youth overall winner, Charlie Manby was the winner of the Boys Matchplay. The BDDA Masters were won by Michael Callaghan, the BDDA Classic by Andrew Quinn.
Keane Barry and Liam Gallagher will play the final Irish Matchplay next month during the World Grand Prix in Dublin. Gallagher qualified as well together with Kieran Guina for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship in November.



10. September
PDC Pro Tour
Today in tomorrow in Barnsley the Players Championships 23 and 24 will take place.
As always some Tour Card Holders - among them Mensur Suljovic, Robert Marijanovic and Carey Cadby - didn't register and are replaced by players from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Participants, Results



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



8. September
Cullen wins European Darts Matchplay
Joe Cullen is the winner of the European Darts Matchplay in Mannheim. He defeated on his way into the final in the quarterfinals Glen Durrant, in the semi-finals James Wade and met then in the final Michael van Gerwen, who prevailed in the evening session first over Krzysztof Ratajski and then over Dave Chisnall. Cullen - who already showed strong performances against Durrant and Wade - had dominated the first legs of the finale and got a 5:2 lead with a 170 finish. Van Gerwen managed to draw 5:5 but Cullen didn't give in but took the next three legs for his first ever win on the European Tour.
Schedule, Results
Statistics
Report Final



European Darts Matchplay
The third day of the tournament started with the third round in the after-noon session in which the last two qualifers were eliminated from the event. Eliminated as well were despite again excellent performances Mensur Suljovic and Gerwyn Price. Suljovic lost against Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price against Glen Durrant who in the till now outstanding match of the tournament averaged over 110 and had a hitting rate on the doubles of over über 85 percent.
In the evening session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will follow.



7. September
European Darts Matchplay
After the second round today all German players are out of the event. Max Hopp, Florian Hempel and Steffen Siepmann already lost their first round matches. Gabriel Clemens, Karsten Koch and Marvin Wehder didn't survive the second round. With the exception of Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall all seeds progressed into the third round. William O'Connor and Wayne Jones are the only qualifiers still in the tournament. Gerwyn Price and Mensur Suljovic both today played an average of over 100.
Tomorrow the tournament will be played to the end.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



6. September
European Darts Matchplay
Today in Mannheim the eleventh event of the European Tour will begin - the European Darts Matchplay.
As always in those events on the first day the first round will be played in an afternoon and an evening session in which only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
By the Host Nation Qualifier last night Marvin Wehder, Florian Hempel, Steffen Siepmann and Karsten Koch qualified. By the West/South European Associate Members Qualifier Wesley Plaisier and Cody Harris got a place in the tournament.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



3. September
PDC World Championship

After good results on the last PDC Asia weekend Seigo Asada and Noel Malicdem joined Paul Lim and Lourence Ilagan as qualifiers for the PDC World Championship.
PDC World Championship



Results...
The titles of the BDO World Trophy won Lisa Ashton and Jim Williams. For Ashton - who defeated Anastasia Dobromyslova in the final - it was after 2015 and 2016 the third World Trophy titel. Jim Williams - who went as favourite in the tournament - defeated Richard Veenstra in the final.

The third event of the World soft-darts series was won by Paul Lim who now is placed second in the ranking behind Boris Krcmar. His opponent in the final was Jams Law from Hong Kong.



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



2. September
Suljovic wins in Wien
To the delight of the Austrian crowd Mensur Suljovic won in Vienna the Austrian Darts Championship with a very narrow 8:7 win over Michael van Gerwen. For Suljovic it was the third European Tour title. Besides he could celebrate his first wins on stage ever in his hometown. The semi-finals reached Peter Wright and Vincent van der Voort.
Participants, Results
Statistics
Report Final



29. August
Dartitis
Years after his first article over dartitis from which he suffered himself Bob Johnson published a second article on Dr. Chaplin's newsletter. He kindly allowed me to use it on Globald Darts in my section "Dartitis" as well.
RECOVERY FROM AND AVOIDANCE OF DARTITIS



Austrian Darts Championship
Tomorrow in Schwechat/Vienna the Austrian Darts Championship - the tenth event of the PDC European Tour - will begin.
As always on the first day of the event the qualifiers will clash, on the second das the seeded players will join the tournament and on the third day the tournament will be played to the end.
Tonight the Host Nation Qualifier and the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier will take place. Qualified by the Host Nation Qualifier Alex Steinauer, Rusty-Jake Rodriguez, Christian Goedl, Hannes Schnier und Dietmar Burger and by the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Mike de Decker und Kevin Münch.
Participants, Results
Statistics



27. August
Results...
At the French Open in Bray Dunes Nick Kenny won the men's title. Deta Hedman won the ladies event. Winner of the French Classic was Adam Smith-Neale, winner of the women's event was Aileen de Graaf. The youth event of the French Open was won by Dutchman Danny Jansen.
Winners of the Japan Open were Katsuya Aiba and Mayumi Ouchi. The youth title won Sakuto Sueshige.
Winners of the long running Swedish Open were Swede Dennis Nilsson and Japanese Mikuru Suzuki. Lisa Ashton won the LDC Swedish Classic and Scotsman Gary Stone the Gents Swedish Classic.



25. August
Super League Germany
On the third weekend of Super League again Nico Kurz with 12 wins out of 14 matches one of the most successful players and put himself on the head of the table in front of Martin Schindler who lost only one of his matches. Gabriel Clemens, head of the table before the fourth weekend, had a pitchblack first day on which he lost all his matches. He now sits in third place of the table.
Super League Germany



PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour
The third weekend of the Nordic and Baltic Tour took place in Iceland. Darius Labanauskas and Marko Kantele won the two Pro Tour events.
Besides the Nordic and Baltic Qualifiers for the last three European Tour events of the year were played. Dennis Nilsson qualified for Mannheim, Daniel Larsson for Riesa and Cor Dekker for the last event in Gibraltar.
Nordic and Baltic Tour, Ranking



24. August
Van Gerwen wins in Hamilton as well
After his win in the Melbourne Masters last week Michael van Gerwen now won the New Zealand Darts Masters in Hamilton as well. He defeated in the final his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld with 8:1. After his second World Seriess win van Gerwen now heads the World Series ranking. The semi-finals reached James Wade and Rob Cross. Gary Anderson was elimated in the quarterfinals by van Gerwen - he had two teeth removed before the match...
Results, Report Final, Statistics
Tournament Information, Ranking



15. August
World Series of Darts
Tomorrow the World Series of Darts travels to Mebourne.
The PDC today published the draw and the schedule of the first round. Reigning champion Peter Wright will play in his first match against Corey Cadby. Damon Heta, winner of the event in Brisbane, will play in his first round match as in Brisbane against James Wade.
The tournament will be streamed live on PDC TV. Start is 11.30 am British time.
Schedule, Results, Statistics
Tournament Information, Ranking



14. August
Provisional Tournament Calender 2020
Till now the PDC didn't publish the tournament calender for next year. But other organisations like the DDV, the BDO, the EDO and the WDF already published some dates which can be found in the tournament calender!
Provisional Tournament Calender 2020



Results...
Wayne Warren and Astrid Trouwborst won the titles of the Antwerp Open, winners of the youth events were James Beeton and Lerena Rietbergen. In the on Sunday following Belgium Open siegten Nick Kenny and Aileen de Graaf were the winners. James Beeton again won the boy's title while Julie Berens won the girls event.
Winners of the New Zealand Open were Mark McGrath and Tina Osborne.
At the CDC weekend in Chicago both events had with Matt Campbell and Jeremiah Millar Canadian winners. For Campbell it was already the second win of the season.



12. August
Heta wins in Brisbane
Australian Damon Heta could celebrate his first PDC TV Title in Brisbane.
Heta, who heads the DPA Order of Merit, was on his 32. birthday the suprise winner in front of the Australian crowd. In the first round on the first day of the event he eliminated James Wade. On the second day he defeated in the quarterfinals Gary Anderson - who once again had problems to hit his doubles, in the semi-finals his fellow country man Simon Whitlock and in the final last year's winner Rob Cross. The final was a very close match in which Heta contrary to his opponent used his chances. Cross reached the final with wins against James Bailey, Raymond van Barneveld and Daryl Gurney. Gurney had elimanted in the quarterfinals Michael van Gerwen.
Results, Report Final, Statistics



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Wolverhampton four Events of the PDC Challenge Tour took place and there were four different winners: Cameron Menzies, Patrick Lynskey, Jesus Noguera and Callan Rydz. For Menzies and Noguera it were already the second win this year on the Challenge Tour and they now head the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
On Saturday Boris Koltsov threw a nine-darter, on Sunday Simon Preston.
Challenge Tour



9. August
More BDO News
A new MC and five new referees will stand on stage during the BDO World Trophy which will take place from 30. August to 1. September in Blackburn.
The new MC will be Paul Booth who among others was the MC of the League of Legends and accompanied many darts players through exhibitions. Best known of the new referees is John Fowler who once played darts himself but now works as MC and referee at tournaments and exhibitions. The other four new BDO referees all have some experience in local and regional tournaments. They are Garin Roderick, Josh Clough, Harry Smith and Kerrie Crompton, who will be the first ever official female referee on the BDO stage.



8. August
World Series of Darts
Tomorrow in Brisbane the first of three World Series events in Australia and New Zealand will begin.
Draw, schedule and participants are already known. Reigning Champion and World Matchplay winner Rob Cross will play in the first round against James Bailey, Gary Anderson will have to play against Corey Cadby - probably one of the most difficult oceanic opponents.
The tournament can be followed live on ITV4 Live and is streamed live by the PDC TV stream. Coverage will start at 7pm BST.
Schedule, Results, statistics
Tournament Information



Dartoids World

During a visit to Thailand Dartoid has a look at the famous River Kwai.
Darts near the River Kwai




6. August
BDO News
The BDO news start happening very fast at the moment.
The retirement of popular BDO MC Richard "Little Richard" Ashdown and all BDO referees caused a stir and fueled the fears of an ongoing BDO decline. Totally converse signals came from the BDO chairman who announced a new three years contract with the well-known Circus Tavern for the World Masters - and with One80 L-Style a new sponsor - and a new contract for the BDO World Championship which 2020 no longer will be played in the Lakeside Country Club but in the O2 Arena in London.
Details are not known yet. The World Master will be played from 23. - 28. October, the BDO World Championship from 4. - 12. January 2020.



Adam "Thorn" Smith travels on

Only one more day in Dominical - Thorn paddels the mangrove forest swamp before he spends the night at the dartboards of the San Clemente Bar.
"Flocks, Crocs And Oches"



Results...
In Luxembourg Aileen de Graaf won both the Luxembourg Open and the Luxembourg Masters. Matijn Kleermarker won the men's singles of the Luxembourg Open and Luc Peters the men's event of the Luxembourg Masters. Both girls events were won by Belgian Femke de Vuyst, the boys events were won by Englishman James Beeton(Open) and Dutch Pim van Bijnen(Masters).
Winners of the Mongolia Open were Gan-Erdene Sharavsambuu and Erdenechimeg Dondov. Erdenechimeg Dondov won the ladies singles of the Mongolia Masters as well while Baatarkhuyag Tsend won the men's event.



5. August
World Matchplay Gallery

Here it is finally - the gallery of the first and second round of the World Matchplay:
Gallery



Ratajski and Dolan win in Hildesheim
Krzysztof Ratajski and Brendan Dolan were the winners of the Players Championships in Hildesheim. Ratajski won on Saturday the 21. Players Championship and defeated in the final Dimitri van den Bergh. For Ratajski it was already the second Players Championship title this year. Van den Bergh for the second time stood in a final. The semi-finals reached Ian White and Danny Noppert. On Sunday Brendan Dolan for the first time in almost five years could celebrate a ranking title. He defeated in the final Jermaine Wattimena. Mensur Suljovic and Cody Harris stood in the semi-finals..
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



2. August
Pro Tour Weekend Hildesheim
For a Pro Tour weekend the PDC travels to Hildesheim.
Today the UK/European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 11 and 12 in Mannheim and Riesa take place. Tomorrow and on Sunday the Players Championships 21 and 22 will be played in the same venue.
Several tour card holders didn't register among them Michael van Gerwen - who said he will play no more Players Championships this year - and Gary Anderson.
Participants
European Tour Event 11
European Tour Event 12




1. August
"Let Us Entertain You"
On my last day at the World Matchplay the second round was played to the end. It was not as thrilling as the night before but quite interesting nevertheless.
Besides the World Matchplay this time a tourist attraction is in the focus which has quite a lot to do with entertainment - and as you perhaps can see in the picture on the sidelines with darts-: the Comedy Carpet.
"Let us entertain you"











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