News 2011

30. December
PDC World Championship 13 - Quarterfinals, Evening
The quarterfinals of the evening sessions brought wins for Simon Whitlock and reigning champion Adrian Lewis who progressed to the semi-finals.
Whitlock had no problems with Gary Anderson at all who not only because his well-known double trouble never really was in the match.
Lewis had got a clear lead in his match against Terry Jenkins but then suddenly lost focus and dropped off while Jenkins very much improved. Lewis managed to recover and won the match 5:3.
The World Championship takes a break on New Year's Eeve but will go on on 1. January 2012. Then the semi-finals between James Wade and Adrian Lewis and Andy Hamilton and Simon Whitlock will be played.



PDC World Championship 13 - Quarterfinals, Afternoon
Globaldarts arrived back home from London just in time to watch the unbelievable thrilling quarterfinal between James Wade and John Part.
James Wade already had a 3:1 lead when John Part finally got going. The Canadian first draw level and then got into the lead. James Wade levelled again and the match went into a decisive Set which developed in a close head to head race. Finally a Sudden Death leg brought the decision and James Wade first crossed the finishing line while Part already waited on double tops. As Part said after the match: "It was the greatest game I ever lost".
In the first quarterfinal of the afternoon Andy Hamilton defeated with a once again impressive performance young Belgian Kim Huybrechts with 5:2. Hamilton threw 11 180s and had an average from over 100.



29. December
PDC World Championship 12 - Evening
In the evening the last three third round matches were played.
In the first match Simon Whitlock defeated Michael van Gerwen 4:3 but had to fear for his win. Whitlock already was 3:0 in the lead when van Gerwen started a comeback and won three sets in a row.
Dave Chisnall had no chance at all against Andy Hamilton - it almost looked as if the player who had eliminated Phil Taylor out of the tournament just had no energy left. Hamilton won the match 4:0.
Gary Anderson rushed through the last match of the evening against Colin Lloyd and soon led 3:0. Then Lloyd could win a set and celebrated in style. But it was impossible to stop Anderson who with an average of over 100 progressed into the quarterfinals.



PDC World Championship 12 - Afternoon
Kim Huybrechts caused in the last afternoon match on day 12 of the PDC World Championship the next upset. The young Belgian who only started to play in the PDC this summer eliminated Paul Nicholson 4:1 from the tournament and progressed into the quarterfinals.
In the other afternoon matches James Wade whitewashed Steve Farmer 4:0 and three times World Champion John Part defeated Kevin Painter in a gripping match 4:2.
Reports - Day 12, Afternoon



28. December
PDC World Championship Day 11 - Evening
The first match of the evening was the last match of the second round and it once again was hard work for Gary Anderson who defeated in the end Devon Petersen from South Africa 4:2.
The third round started with the match between reigning World Champion Adrian Lewis and Wayne Jones and Lewis had no problem to win it. In the second last 16 match Terry Jenkins defeated Justin Pipe 4:1. As Jenkins said Justin's slow throw was no problem for him more help as it hindered him to rush his throw which sometimes affects his game.
Reports - Day 11, Evening



Stairs, stairs and - well, stairs...

There are a lot of stairs in London.
And some are rather special!!!
Stairs, stairs and - well, stairs...




PDC World Championship Day 11 - Afternoon
Though all the afternoon matches ended 4:1 none was a really one sided match.
Michael van Gerwen played with a lot of self-confidence while Mervyn King just was not able to use his chances - so now Michael van Gerwen is the only Dutch player still in the contest. He'll meet Simon Whitlock tomorrow evening.
Simon Whitlock defeated Steve Beaton in the same fashion, Beaton was unable too to use the chances.
In the last match of the afternoon Colin Lloyd showed a strong performance to see off newcomer Scott Rand.
Reports - Day 11, Afternoon



27. December
PDC World Championship Day 10 - Evening
In the evening session Dave Chisnall caused the biggest upset in the history of the World Championship and eliminated the 15-times World Champion Phil Taylor with 4:1 from the tournament. Totally unusual for him Phil Taylor was unsure on the doubles. After the match Taylor admitted he had a problem with the heat on stage what never before had happened to him. Chisnall showed no nerves at all and seemed to totally umimpressed by his opponent.
In the other two matches of the evening Kim Huybrechts defeated James Richardson with 4:1 and Paul Nicholson lost not a single set against Alan Tabern.
Reports - Day 10, Evening



PDC World Championship Day 10 - Afternoon
In the afternoon-session both Terry Jenkins and John Part convinced by their performances, which left their opponents Co Stompe and Richie Burnett not many chances. Stompe had an hand injury at his right hand as he had been bitten by a dog on Christmas Eve which might have restricted him. As Richie Burnett who missed just too many darts he never really was in the match. Both Jenkins and Part got an early 3:0 lead which was too much for their opponents.
In the last match of the afternoon-session Andy Hamilton und Vincent van der Voort led a neck and neck race in which in the end the better nerves of Hamilton prevailed.
Reports - Day 10, Afternoon



Walk-On Girls
The Walk-On Girls are at least tonight not the two young Irish girls but Nicola Cowell and Sarah Tunnicliffe, whom we could see last during the Grand Slam.



PDC World Championship
Today the PDC World Champiponship will go on with more matches of the second round.
Both an afternoon- and an evening session will be played and hopefully we'll see some great matches. Tonigth both James Richardson who eliminated Raymond van Barneveld from the tournament and Phil Taylor will play.



24. December



Merry Christmas!!!



PDC World Championship - Day 9
On the last evening before the Christmas break Kevin Painter and Mark Walsh played a very close match which in the end Kevin Painter could win 4:3.
A very commanding James Wade met a rather weak playing Jelle Klaasen and defeated him 4:0. Klaasen only won four legs in the contest.
The last match of the evening brought another win for Steve Farmer who had eliminated Ronnie Baxter first round. This time after some initial difficulties in a not really good match he in the end defeated the young German player Kevin Münch.



23. December
PDC World Championship - Day 8
On the eigth evening of the World Championship the first three second round matches were played.
The evening started with the match between Wayne Jones and Roland Scholten which was dominated by Jones. Jones didn't play an outstanding match but Scholten is not really back yet in his old form and just couldn't keep up. He lost 0:4.
In the second match Adrian Lewis had some problems in winning over Robert Thornton duchzusetzen who again showed a good performance while Lewis was not brilliant but always hit when it really mattered.
The last match developed due to Justin Pipe into an epic battle. Wes Newton first had a clear lead but then had more and more problems to cope with Pipe's slow throw and looked slightly irritated. Pipe didn't let himself got worked up and won the match 4:3.



22. December
PDC World Championship - Day 7
The first three matches of day seven of the PDC World Championship were rather onesided. Only surprising was that both Scott Rand and Simon Whitlock - still affected by the broken bone in his ankle - had very clear wins. Both defeated their opponents 3:0 and dominated their matches. The same result had Canadian John Part against John Henderson, he as well dominted his match.
The last match of the evening between Steve Brown and Devon Petersen - and the last first round match - developed dramatically. Brown in the last set missed a match dart and South African Devon Petersen who started to play the Pro Tour this year used his chance. He'll now meet Gary Anderson in the second round.
Match Reports - 7. Day
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table and Statistics



The World
The legend Paul Lim defeated in the final of the Softdart Tournament in Hongkong Sho Katsumi from Japan and pocketed the around 130. 000 Dollar. gewinnen.
John Part played himself under the last 8 before he travelled on to the PDC World Championship in London.



WDF Results
Lourance "The Gunner" Ilagan won both the PhilMasters and the Philippine International Darts Open Men's Single title.
One could win WDF Ranking points in both tournament and quite a lot of international players from Malaysia, Denmark, Canada, England and other countries took part.
Boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao made both tournaments possible.



21. December
PDC World Championship - Day 6
Gary Anderson and Jyhan Artut played a most dramatic match which in the end Gary Anderson won in a sudden death leg. Artut had already a 2:0 lead before Anderson finally started to hit his doubles when it mattered.
Other players who advanced to the second round were Michael van Gerwen, Colin Lloyd, and Terry Jenkins. Joe Cullen won the prelimary round match but lost to Terry Jenkins.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table and Statistics



20. December
A German-Scottish co-operation...

When one uses the time not staying in the Alexandra Palace for walks you can always discover something.
And sometimes you can even learn something new!!!
A German-Scottish co-operation...




PDC World Championship - Day 5
On the 5. day of the World Championship only Mervyn King had an easy win against Geoff Kime from Australia.
Andy Hamilton and Antonio Alcinas played a high-class close match which Hamilton in teh end won. Kevin Painter won against Arron Monk but had to work hard for it and James Wade had a similar tough match against Perti Korte from Finland who turned out to be rather sure with his finishs.
Match Reports - Fifth Day
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table and Statistics



19. December
Ill...

The World Championship to be sure is for all players the peak of the year, the aim they all work for.
Unfortunately it happens from time to time a player is not bodily fit...
Ill...




PDC World Championship - Day 4
The more or less unknown James Richardson caused on the fourth day of the PDC World Championship 2012 for the biggest ever upset in the history of the tournament and eliminated the five time World Championship with an impressive performance from the tournament.
Beside Richardson Dave Chisnall, Mark Walsh and Kim Huybrechts progressed into the second round.
Match Reports - Fourth Day
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table and Statistics



18. December
PDC World Championship - Third Day, Evening
In a quite dramatic evening session Steve Beaton just defeated Magnus Caris, who was treated quite unfais by the crowd, Vincent van der Voort defeated Mark Hylton, Denis Ovens turned up to play but in the end couldn't play due to a caught nerve - it just was too painful and he couldn't move his right arm. To second round progressed as well Paul Nicholson who defeated Mensur Suljovic.
Match Reports - Third Day, Evening
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information
Result Table and Statistics



17. December
Phil Taylor and the quarter of an interview
Globaldarts is in London to watch the PDC World Championship live and as in the years will offer beside the"official" news some personal articles.
This year I can offer you something special to start with: - the quarter of a never finished interview with Phil Taylor!!!
Phil Taylor and the quarter of an interview



PDC World Championship - Third Day, Afternoon
In the afternoon session of day three Ronnie Baxter was eliminated by Steve Farmer, Jelle Klaasen showed against Peter Wright his best match for quite some time and Robert Thornton looks to be back after his pneumonia. Alan Tabern had quite a hard time against the philippine qualifier, who in the preliminary round had defeated Austrian Dietmar Burger 4:0.
Match Reports - Third Day, Afternoon



PDC World Championship
The second evening of the World Championship brought clear wins for most of the players.
The most difficult match had Justin Pipe against Australian Sean Reed who even was in the lead after the first set.
Beside Pipe Wes Newton, Co Stompe and Phil Taylor - who won against Haruki Muramatsu from Japan - progressed into the second round.
Reports - Second Day
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information
Result Table and Statistics



16. Dezember
PDC World Championship
The first evening of the PDC World Championship 2012 brought the first big upset when Richie Burnett eliminated his fellow countryman Mark Wabster from the tournament. Both players had some double-trouble throughout the match - it was Burnett who kept his nerve and hit the winning double.
Reigning champion Adrian Lewis survived the challenge of Nigel Heydon but it was a very close match between the two.
Wayne Jones and Roland Scholten had no problems to progress to second round.
Reports - First Day
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information
Result Table



15. December
PDC World Championship

Tonights Walk-on Girls are two old acquaintances: Hazel O'Sullivan and Kelly Donegan .
We could see them during the World Grand Prix in Dublin.




The World
At the weekend the final of this till now biggest soft-dart tournament will be played in Hong Kong, on Saturday a qualifier takes place, on Sunday the Grand Final.
The winner will get a price money of 1.000.000 Hong Kong Dollars.
Under the participants are three players who will stand at the oche during the PDC World Championship as well: John Part, Antonio Alcinas and Scott MacKenzie.
Participants and Tournament Information



14. December
PDC World Championship Competition
Global Darts will offer both for the PDC World Championship and the BDO World Championship in January a competition.
By taking part in the PDC World Championship Competition you can win a professionell analysis of your throwing style which gives you feedback about might be flaws and helps you to optimize your throw.
Competition



PDC World Championship
Tomorrow in Alexandra Palace in London the PDC World Championship 2012 will start with the first round.
In the first match of the tournament Roland Scholten and Jamie Caven will stand at the oche. During the first round in each session four first round matches and one prelimary round match will be played.
Reigning champion Adrian Lewis will meet Nigel Heydon on the first evening. Phil Taylor will start his challenge for the title on Friday. He will play the winner of the preliminary round match between Haruki Muramatsu from Japan and Dennis Nilsson from Sweden.
As in the years before Sky Sport will televise the tournament. As one hears at least on Sunday, 30. December, Sid Wadell who gets medical treatment due to his illness with cancer, will return to the commentator's box.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information
Result Table



13. December
Darts Performance Centre
TheDarts Performance Centre take stock of the Players Championship Finals.
Who's going up, who's going down and how comes ITV4 off compared to Sky Sport?
The Ups and Downs of The Players Championship



12. December
Players Championship Finals
Kevin Painter defeated Mark Webster in the final and won his first ever PDC Major Title.
Probably only a few people predicted such an outcome of the tournament but Kevin Painter convinced with his performances in the semi-final and the final and is the deserved winner of an exciting tournament.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Match Reports Semifinals and Final
Result Table



Zuiderduin Masters
The winners of this years Zuiderduin Masters are Deta Hedman, Scott Waites and Jimmy Hendriks.
For Scott Waites it is the third Major title of the year he defeated in a highclass and thrilling final Darryl Fitton.
Deta Hedman- who dominates the ladies tournaments in a similar way as does Scott Waites the men's - defeated Dutch woman Aileen de Graaf.
Jimmy Hendriks is at the moment the dominant youth - he won this final against Mike Zuydwijk as well..
Participants, Group Draw, Results



11. December
Players Championship Finals
Kevin Painter and Mark Webster will meet in the final of the tournament.
Mark Webster convinced in his match against Wes Newton. Kevin Painter had to fight hard to overcome Scott Rand einen schweren Stand, he forced the match into a decisive leg and won with 10:9.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Result Table



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a look on the Players Championship Finals.
On the third evening the DPC wonders - were those shouting "fans" only drunk or was there something more sinister behind their behaviour?
Players Championship Finals - Third Evening



Players Championship Finals
In the quarterfinals of the Players Championship Finals the winners were Wes Newton, Scott Rand, Kevin Painter and Mark Webster.
Eliminated were Mark Walsh, James Wade, Mervyn King and Dave Chisnall.
In the senifinals tonight Wes Newton will meet Mark Webster and Scott Rand will play against Kevin Painter.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Match Reports Quarterfinals
Result Table



Players Championship Finals
On Saturday evening the second round brought some more big upsets.
Both Phil Taylor andGary Anderson lost their matches against Mervyn King and Kevin Painter and were eliminated from the tournament. Into the quarterfinals progressed Dave Chisnall, Mark Webster - who won a very close match against Justin Pipe, Kevin Painter and Mervyn King.
On Sunday afternoon the following quarterfinals will be played: Mark Walsh against Wes Newton, James Wade against Scott Rand, Kevin Painter against Mervyn King and Dave Chisnall against Mark Webster. On the evening the semi-finals and the final will follow.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Result Table



Zuiderduin Masters
The Zuiderduin Masters go on today with the quarterfinals and the semi-finals of the men's tournament.
They will end with the finals of the youth, ladies and men later today.
In the ladies final Deta Hedman from England will play Dutch Aileen de Graaf, in the youth final Jimmy Hendriks and Mike Zuydwijk will meet.

Participants, Group Draw, results



10. December
Players Championship Finals
Scott Rand caused an upset in the second round of the Players Championship Finals on Saturday afternoon and threw Raymond van Barneveld with a 8:6 win out of the tournament.
Beside Rand James Wade, Mark Walsh and Wes Newton progressed to the quarterfinals.



Players Championship Finals
In the last first round matches on Friday evening beside Vincent van der Voort all favourites won their matches.
Phil Taylor, Mark Webster, Gary Anderson, Kevin Painter, Dave Chisnall, Co Stompe, Mervyn King and Justin Pipe progressed to second round. Phil Taylor had a rather hard time against Terry Jenkins. The best performance of the evening showed Gary Anderson who whitewashed Michael van Gerwen.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Result Table



9. December
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a look on the Players Championship Finals.
From a sport scientific point of view on the first evening especially interesting was Scott Rand...
The Players Championship Night 1



Zuiderduin Masters
Tonight this years Zuiderduin Masters start with the first group matches.
It will be interesting to see the form of reigning BDO World Champion Martin Adams who'll play Alan Norris. Another interesting match will be played by the ladies - there Trina Gulliver will meet Anastasia Dobromyslova.
Participants, Group Draw



Players Championship Finals
The first evening of the Players Championship Finals brought some surprising results.
John Part and Paul Nicholson were already eliminated from the tournament as are Jamie Caven, Mark Hylton, Denis Ovens, Richie Burnett, Ronnie Baxter and Andy Smith. John Part was totally overrun by Wayne Jones, he seems not to be able to bring his good form from the floor tournaments on the stage. Paul Nicholson lost in a very close match to Steve Brown. Raymond van Barneveld showed again Ronnie Baxter an outstanding performance. Mark Walsh, Scott Rand, James Wade, Peter Wright and Wes Newton progressed with solid performances into the second round.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Match Reports
Result Table



9. December
Players Championship Finals
The first evening of the tournament brought some surprising results.
John Part and Paul Nicholson are already eliminated from the tournament as are Jamie Caven, Mark Hylton, Ronnie Baxter, Richie Burnett and Andy Smith. John Part was just overrun by Wayne Jones, he just doesn't manage to bring his form from the floor tournaments on the stage. Paul Nicholson lost in a close match to Steve Brown. Raymond van Barneveld showed an outstanding performance against Ronnie Baxter. Mark Walsh, Peter Wright, Scott Rand, James Wade and Wes Newton progressed with solid performances into the second round.
Results, Participants, Schedule



8. December
Players Championship Finals
Tonight in Doncaster the Players Championship Finals will begin with eight matches of the first round.
The tournament is one of the newer PDC tournaments, it was played three times so far. Two times the winner was Phil Taylor, one time it was won by Paul Nicholson. The top 32 of the Players Championship Order of Merit take part in the tournament - those players who showed over the year the best performances in the Players Championships. So beside Adrian Lewis - who couldn't qualifiy - and Simon Whitlock - who still has problems with his ancle - not only the top ten of the world will take part but players like Justin Pipe and Scott Rand as well who are far behind in the PDC Order of Merit. It will be interesting to see how those players will fare though looking at Phil Taylors dominant form at the moment it's difficult to foresee another player as the possible champion.
The tournament will be televised by ITV4.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information
First Round Draw



PDC World Cup 2012
The PDC World Cup 2012 which will be played at the beginning of Febraury 2012 will take place in Hamburg.
As in the inaugural World Cup teams from 24 countries will participate.
The tournament will be televised by Sky Sport.



6. December
The Winmau World Masters
In addition to the interview with Eddie Norman and the short portrait Dr. Patrick Chaplin allowed Global Darts to use his short history of the Winmau World Masters.
The Winmau World Masters were an idea of Eddie Norman who brought the tournament into being. The World Masters were the very first "World" tournament and they are played till today.
The Winmau World Masters - A Brief History



Germany wins Lorna Croft Friendship Cup
Last weekend the 6. Lorna Croft Friendship Cup was played in remembrance of Olly Croft's late wife Lorna.
It's a competition between female players from the Netherlands and Germany. The ladies from Germany won both the Team and the Pairs competiton while the Dutch ladies won the singles.
It's the first time the German ladies won the overall placings.



2. December
Schedule PDC World Championship
The PDC now announced the schedule for the PDC World Championship 2012.
Jamie Caven will open the tournament on Thurdsday, 15. December with his match against Roland Scholten.
Adrian Lewis will began his campaingn to regain the title on the same evening against Nigel Heydon while Phil Taylor will play on the second evening against the winner of the preliminary round game between Haruki Muramatsur and Dennis Nilsson.
Draw First Round, Schedule, Participants



1. December
Players Championship Finals
The PDC now has published the Players Championship Finals schedule.
Jamie Caven will meet in the first match of the tournament on Thursday evening Scott Rand and Paul Nicholson against Steve Brown will be the last match of the first day.
Phil Taylor will play on Friday against Terry Jenkins his first match. On Friday as well the number 1 seed of the tournament, Justin Pipe, will stand against John Henderson at the oche and Gary Anderson will play against Michael van Gerwen.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information
First Round Draw



30. November
Players Championship Finals
After the last two Players Championships played in Wigan last weekend all participants of the Players Championship Finals are known.
Justin Pipe is as the leader of Players Championship Order of Merit the number 1 seed. Adrian Lewis didn't qualify for the tournament. Simon Whitlock still had problems with his ancle and had to withdraw from the tournament. He will be substituted by John Henderson.
The tournament is sponsored by Cash Converters and will be televised by ITV 4.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information
First Round Draw



WDF Results
The Center Parc Masters were won by Robbie Green and Deta Hedman.
Winner of the Italian Grand Masters was Max Hopp from Germany. Giada Ciofi from Italy won the ladies tournament.


29. November
Draw first round PDC World Championship
Today the draw for the first round of the PDC World Championship 2012 took place.
Number 1 of the world Phil Taylor will meet in first round the winner of the preliminary round macth between Japanese Haruki Muramatsu and Dennis Nilsson from Sweden. World Champion Adrian Lewis will begin his campaingn to defend the title against Nigel Heydon. Raymond van Barneveld will play against James Richardson who's at the moment the player sponsered by the SOD Forum.

Draw First Round, Participants



28. November
Draw Preliminary Round PDC World Championship
Today the draw for the Preliminary Round of the PDC World Championship 2012 took place.
The draw for the first round matches will be televised live tomorrow at 11.30 on Sky Sports news.
Draw Preliminary Round, Participants



Arron Monk wins PDPA Qualifier
The first PDC Unicorn Youth World Champion, Arron Monk, won the final of the PDPA World Championship Qualifier and gets a place in the first round of the tournament. His opponent Joe Cullen won a place in the preliminary round.
Monk was not really successful on the Youth Tour this year and couldn't qualify for the final of next year's U 21 World Championship to defend his title.
Dennis Priestley was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the qualification. For the first time in 10 years he will not take part in the PDC World Championship.
Participants and Results



26. November
...and Phil Taylor wins on Sunday as well
Phil Taylor was the winner of the last Players Championship in 2011. He defeated in the final Justin Pipe 6:4.
The semif-finals reached beside them Adrian Lewis and Wes Newton. But for Adrian Lewis it was not enough to reach the semi-finals to qualify for the Players Championship Finals. So The tournament will be played without the reigning World Champion.
Kevin Painter had withdrawn today.
Participants and Results



Phil Taylor wins Players Championship 30
Phil Taylor stormed through Saturday's Players Championship in Wigan and won the final against Ronnie Baxter with a clear 6:1.
In the semi-finals stood beside them Steve Beaton and Mark Webster.
Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson had withdrawn.

Participants and Results



Interview with Eddie Norman
I doubt there are many more people who promoted the sport of darts worldwide and made it known as Eddie Norman did and still does. Norman always prefered to strike out on his own and never let himself monopolize by an organisation or a manufacturer.
His view of the sport of darts never was and still not is limited to the UK - it was and still is a global one.

To the Interview



25. November
Darts Performance Centre
In the newest edition of the Coaching Clinic Coaching Klinik the Darts Performance Centre deals with a problem a lot of players know. Why does it just happen one can't throw all three darts with the same smooth movement to the board? Why do you sometimes just "snatch" a dart?
It's easy to explain and not to difficult to fix!
Beside this there are two ideas how to use a practice board really effective.
"The Snatch" and a lost Practice Board



Lakeside Schedule- First Round
The BDO has published the schedule for the first round of the men and the quarterfinals of the women.
Reigning Champion Martin Adams will meet in the second match of the first day on 7. January Scott Mitchell. Trina Gulliver will start her campaign to defend the title on Sunday, 8. January, against Lisa Ashton.

Schedule, Participants



24. November
International Qualifiers PDC World Championship 2012
With Petri Korte from Finland and Lee Choon Peng who won the South Asia Qualifier the field of international qualifiers for the PDC World Championshi 2012 is now complete. Once again Darin Young will represent the USA.
Schedule, Participants



PDPA Qualifier for the PDC World Championship 2012
Next Monday after the two Players Championships all PDPA members who failed to qualify for the Pdc World Championship by the PDC Rankings have a last chance.
The winner of the qualifier will get a place in the first round, the runner-up a place in the preliminary round.
Participants



Players Championships 30 + 31 Wigan
The two Players Championships which will be played at the weekend in Wigan are the last two PDC Players Championships this year.
For the PDC players the opportunity to qualify for Players Championship Finals and the PDC World Championship 2012.

Participants



22. November
PDC World Championship 2012
Beside Kevin Münch, who qualified this weekend through the German PDC Europe Qualifier for the Preliminary Round of the PDC World Championship, some more Preliminary Round qualifiers are known by now.
Dietmar Burger again won the Eastern Europe Qualifier, Portuguese Jose Oliviera de Sousa won the West Europe Qualifier, Paul Barham will take part as Top of he PDC Youth Tour Order of Merit, Per Lausen will again return to represent Denmark and for Sweden Dennis Nilsson will take part.
According to a yet not confimed announcement the draw for the Preliminary and the First Round matches will take part next Tuesday around noon.
Schedule, Participants
Tournament Information



Zuiderduin Masters

The group draw for theZuiderduin Masters - which will be played from 9. - 11. December - took place.
Participants, Group Draw



WDF Results
The Ted Clements Memorial in New Zealand was won by Peter Hunt and Janette Jonathan both local players.
The winners of the Malta Open were Paul Harvey and Diane Nash both from England.



Winmau goes China
Winmau will first sponsor the China National Darts Open 2011, which are organised by the Chinese Darts Association. Beside Winmau will sponsor the Shanghai Super Darts League, a league, whose membership is growing at a phenomenal rate every year.
Darts is in China since 1999 a recognised sport.



21. November
Phil Taylor regains Grand Slam Title
With a clearly by Phil Taylor dominated final yesterday evening the Grand Slam 2011 ended.
Phil Taylor defeated Gary Anderson 16:4 and never felt any pressure, as Gary Anderson never seemed to find his usual high scoring.
For Phil Taylor it is his fourth Grand Slam Title and his fifth Major Title in a row this year.
In the afternoon Phil Taylor won through against Adrian Lewis with 16:9 in the semi-finals, Gary Anderson after a slow start defeated Mark Walsh 16:11.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Match Reports Semi-Finals and Final



German Qualifier for the PDC World Championship
The German qualifier for a place in the preliminary round of the PDC World Championship 2012 was won by Kevin Münch.
Kevin Münch defeated in the final of the tournament - which was played on Saturday and Sunday - Bernd Roith with 10:8.
The PDC Europe had invited 16 players to the tournament among them beside Bernd Roith Andree Welge, Tomas Seyler and Michael Rosenauer - all players who already took part in the PDC World Championship. For Kevin Müch it will be the first time on the stage of the Ally Pally.



19. November
Quarterfinals Evening
Winners of the quarterfinals in the evening were Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis, who both dominated their matches.
So they will meet in the second semi-final tomorrow afternoon..
Participants, Schedule, Results



Quarterfinals Afternoon
Winners of the quarterfinals in the afternoon were Mark Walsh and Gary Anderson, who now will meet in the first semi-final tomorrow afternoon.
Mark Walsh at the start of the match had no problems against Ted Hankey at all, who needed some time to find into the match and then started a belated fight back. Mark Walsh reached the finish line with a 16:14.
Gary Anderson and Terry Jenkins for a long time were head to head in their match, then Gary Anderson managed to get clear and he won the match 16:12.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Commentators and Journalists
During the Grand Slam we noticed we forgot two of the Sky Sports commentators in our list...
But now you can find Nigel Pearson and Rod Studd there as well!!!



Darts Performance Centre

Of course the Darts Performance Centre thinks about the Grand Slam.
In the center of the blog about evening 7 we find Paul Nicholson and his way to analyse his finishing.
A Study In Darts



Grand Slam - Second Round 2
Yesterday evening the last four matches of the second round were played.
While Phil Taylor had against Wes Newton with 10:3 a "comfortable" win and played with 112.37 the highest ever average played in all Grand Slams all other matches were highly competitive.
Paul Nicholson and Mark Webster both were behind at the beginning of their matches but in the end won against Steve Beaton and Martin Phillips. Adrian Lewis just managed to intercept an almost unbelievable fight back from John Part and to reach the finish line first.
Today the quarterfinals will be played in an afternoon and an evening session. In the afternoon Mark Walsh will play Ted Hankey and Gary Anderson will play Terry Jenkins, in the evening Adrian Lewis will meet Mark Webster and Phil Taylor will meet Paul Nicholson.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Match Reports



18. November
Let's Eat...
Though it looks the players never eat at the venue during a major tournament, there are enough other people involved in a tournament who have to be fed...
Let's eat...



Grand Slam - Second Round 1
Yesterday evening the first part of the second round was played.
The evening strated with two rather close and thrilling matches in which Makr Walsh prevailed against Dean Winstanley and Ted Hankey against Michael van Gerwen.
Then a very convincing Gary Anderson who was for once very sure on his doubles defeated James Wade and an impressive Terry Jenkins eliminated local favourit Wayne Jones.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Match Reports



17. November
Last group matches E-H
The biggest surprise in the last matches of the groups E-H was that Martin Phillips in group H defeated Co Stompe and progressed into second round.
In all other groups the favourites prevailed though thanks to Jan Dekker John Part had some tense minutes and Magnus Caris with a strong performance gave Wes Newton a hard time.
Lewis, Webster and Taylor all have got three wins while Vincent van der Voort, Barrie Bates and Arron Monk couldn't win a single match.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Match Reports



WDF Results
Englishman Paul Jennings and Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova were the singles winners of the Latvia Open.
The Hong Kong Open was won by Edward Santos from the Phillipines and the Japanese Mayumi Ouchi.



16. November
Grand Slam - Last Group Matches A-D
The last group matches of the groups A-D brought several surprising results.
Michael van Gerwen defeated Tony O'Shea and tops group A - he'll meet next round Ted Hankey who won with an excellent performance against Ian White.
Dean Winstanley is so far the only player, who's got three wins, as top of group B he'll meet on Thursday Mark Walsh.
Gary Anderson got against Heydon his second win and he's on first place in group C. Second is local hero Wayne Jones.
Dramatic was the evening in group D. Justin Pipe was eliminated after he lost against Dave Chisnall and Terry Jenkins managed to win aginst James Wade. Rather surprising after a real bad start Terry Jenkins nor tops the group while James Wade is second.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Match Reports



15. November
The story of the young man who went forth to learn to play darts...
The growing interest of the Germans in the sport of darts yesterday brought for me a surprising meetin inthe press room. For me it was the first time ever I met there German journalists though they were only passing through.
The story of the young man who went forth to learn to play darts...



Grand Slam - Second Group Matches E-H
The second group matches of the groups E - H brought strong performances by Dutchman Jan Dekker, the Welshman Martin Phillips and Mark Webster and an outstanding performance by the reigning World Champion Adrian Lewis who played the toll now highest average of the tournament.
Only Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis can be sure to have qualified for the next round though the last group matches on Wednesday should be thrilling.
Tonight in the last group matches of the Groups A - D the players will fight to progress into second round. Not much is decided yet here either.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Match Reports - with more pictures then usually


14. November
Walk-on Girls


Nicola Cowell is back!! Together with Sara Tunnicliffe she accompanies the player on the stage during the Grand Slam.




13. November
Grand Slam - Second Group Matches A-D
While the afternoon session was rather predictable the evening session with the second group matches of the groups brought some more upsets-
After a second defeat Scott Waites the reigning Grand Slam champion is out of the tournament. Out as well is more or less sure Raymond van Barneveld who was defeated again - this time by Ted Hankey. James Wade, Mark Walsh, Dean Winstanley and Wayne Jones won their second matches.
Tomorrow evening the second Group matches of Groups E-H will be played.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Match Reports



Remembrance Day
As Global Darts is in Wolverhampton to watch the Grand Slam you'll find again some articles on site which have to do with darts but not only with darts.
So in the first article more the red poppies some of the players and at least half of the people here in Wolverhampton wear at the moment are the main topic.
Remembrance Day



Grand Slam - First Group Matches E-H
There were no more surprises in the first Group matches of groups E-H on Sunday Afternoon.
Phil Taylor, Mark Webster, John Part, Adrian Lewis, Wes Newton and Paul Nicholson won their matches. Co Stompe defeated Vincent van der Voort and Mervyn King lost to Steve Beaton.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Match Reports



12. November
Grand Slam - First Evening
The first evening of the Grand Slam started with several surprises. Last years winner Scott Waites lost 3:5 to Michael van Gerwen. Raymond van Barneveld lost 4: 5 to qualifer Ian White. Gary Anderson lost 3:5 to qualifier Nigel Heydon. And Terry Jenkins lost 1:5 to Justin Pipe.
Only one of the BDO players could win his match - Dean Winstanley whitewashed fellow BDO player Ted Hankey 5:0. Best match of the evening was the match between James Wade and Dave Chisnall which Wade won with 5:4.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Match Reports



10. November
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre travelled to Northern Ireland.
There the team not only visited the Northern Ireland Open, but had in Belfast a look at the Belfast Darts Academy. A really interesting experience!
The Belfast Darts Academy



9. November
Promoters, Officials and Others
Beside players, referees, callers, commentators and walk-on girls there are of course other people who are important for the sport of darts but don't fit into the categories.
Those persons will now presented in this new section of the who-is-who. A lot of people probably will think of Barry Hearn or Olly Croft who will of course presented in due time. But the first person in the new section will be a person who really deserves it to be called "global" - Eddie Norman.
Eddie Norman



PDC World Championship

After the qualifiers for the PDC World Championship 2019 in Greater China, on the Phillipines and the South East European qualifier three more participants of the preliminary round are known.
Greater China will be represented as lats year by Scott Mackenzie. For the Phillipines Christian Perez will stand at the oche who already took part in the World Championship 2010. The South East European Qualifier was won by Oliver Ferenc from Serbia.
Participants
Tournament Information



8. November
Schedule Grand Slam
After the group draw yesterday the PDC now today published the schedule of the Grand Slam. The tournament will beginn on Saturday.
Wayne Jones, local hero, will open the tournament with his match against Brendan Dolan. Scott Waites - last year's winner - will be in action as well on the first evening. His opponent will be Michael van Gerwen.

Participants, Group Draw, Schedule



Draw Lakeside
Yesterday the draw for the BDO World Championship in Lakeside took place.
The World Championship will be played from 7. January - 15. January 2012 and will be televised by ESPN and the BBC.

Participants, Draw, Schedule



7. November
Group Draw Grand Slam

The group draw for the Grand Slam took place tonight and is now online.
The schedule will be published tomorrow by the PDC.

Participants, Group Draw



Simon Whitlock had to withdrew
Simon Whitlock had to withdraw from the Grand Slam of Darts because of a broken bone in his ankle. He slipped last weekend during the Players Championships in Benidorm.
Instead of Whitlock the winner of the third place match of the Grand Slam qualifier - Ian White - now will be invited.
Tonight the draw for the tournament will take place.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



Zuiderduin Masters

The last wildcard for the Zuiderduin Masters went to Geert de Vos from Belgium.
So now the field of the men's tournament is complete. The draw will take place on 16. November.
Participants



WDF Results
The singles titles of the Northern Ireland Open won Sarah Thornbury from Northern Ireland and Tony O'Shea. Sarah Thornbury defeated in teh final Anastasia Dobromyslova, Tony O'Shea won through against Martin McCloskey from the Republic of Ireland.
The titles of the Iranian Open both went to players from the Iran - Alireza Ghafouri Fard and Sonya Jorjani.
Winners of the Czech Open were Deta Hedman and Dean Winstanley.



6. November
Dave Chisnall winner on Sunday

Dave Chisnall won the Players Championship on Sunday and defeated in the final yesterday's winner Justin Pipe.
In the semi-finals stood beside them Co Stompe and Brendan Dolan.
Players Championship 29



Justin Pipe wins in Crawley

Justin Pipe won his third Pro Tour title. He defeated in the final of Saturday's Players Championship Vincent van der Voort with 6:3.
The semi-finals reached beside them Matt Clark and Co Stompe. For Clark it was the first semi-final since June 2010.
Today the weekend continues with Players Championship 29.
Players Championship 28



5. November
Grand Slam Qualifier
The two finalists of the Grand Slam qualifier - which was played after the Youth World Championship on Friday evening in Crawley - were Nigel Heydon and Magnus Caris.
Reserve players for the GSOD are Ian White and Keith Ronney the other two semi-finalists.
For both finalists it will be the Grand Slam debut and with them the field of participants for the tournament is now complete. The draw for the tournament which will start next Saturday will take place on Monday evening.
GSOD Qualifier



4. November
PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship
Michael van Gerwen and James Hubbard are the two finalists of the second PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship.
Michael van Gerwen - top of the Youth Tour Order of Merit and with four wins on the Youth Tour - defeated in his semifinal Shaun Griffiths while James Hubbard won in the second semifinal against Paul Barham.
Both players now will take part in the Grand Slam of Darts and secured themselves a Tour Card for two years.
Youth World Championship



Pro Tour weekend in Crawley
The Pro Tour weekend starts today with the PDC Youth World Championship.
Arron Monk, first PDC Unicorn World Champion, was already eliminated firt round.

Youth World Championship



3. November
BDO World Championship 2012
As the BDO announced ESPN and the BBC will divide between them the broadcast of the BDO World Championship.
While the evening sessions, the second semi-final and highlights of the final can be followed on ESPN, the BBC will be responsible for the afternoon sessions, the first semifinal, the final and some high light programs.
On ESPN the main presenter will be Ray Stubbs, while on BBC the team will consist of Colin Murray, Bobby George, David Croft and Tony Green.



More Commentators and Moderators
Some more commentators, moderators and TV presenters were added to the who is who! Included are all who'll be responsible for the BDO World Championship in January which will be televised by ESPN and BBC.
Commentators and Journalists



Zuiderduin Masters

Two more Wildcards for the Zuiderduin Masters were allocated.
The last open place for the ladies got 21 years old Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands.
A wildcard for the men's tournament went to the Dutch national team member Salmon Renyaan who won the NDB Play-offs.
Zuiderduin Masters



2. November
Pro Tour weekend in Crawley
This weekend the Pro Tour for the third time will be in Crawley.
The weekend will already start on Friday noon with the second PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship. On Friday evening it will continue with the GSOD Wildcard Qualifier. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 28 and 29 will be played.

Youth World Championship
GSOD Qualifier
Players Championships 28 + 29



31. October
Oceanic Masters
Geoff Kime won this year's Oceanic Masters and qualified for the PDC World Championship.
Kime defeated Barry Jounannet in the final.
Participants, Schedule



Grand Slam of Darts
Three more Grand Slam participants were confirmed by the PDC today.
Mark Walsh gets a place as the highest ranked not yet qualified player of the PDC Order of Merit, Justin Pipe will retun to Wolverhampton as the highest ranked not yet qualified player in the Players Championship Order of Merit and Vincent van der Voort earned his spot as the highest ranked not yet qualified player from the European Order of Merit.
This weekend the last few places will be filled with the Grand Slam qualifier players and the finalists of the PDC Unicorn U21 World Championship.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



Mervyn King Winner on Sunday
For the first time since January Mervyn King won a Pro Tour Event. He defeated in the final Wes Newton 6:3.
The semi-finals reached beside them Jamie Caven and Raymond van Barneveld. Van Barneveld could celebrate during the day his second win of the weekend over Phil Taylor while Jamie Caven reached the semifinals due to Gary Anderson's conceding the match. The reason for this unusual incident is not yet known. Mark Webster threw a nine-darter in his first round match.
After this weekend the qualifiers for the World Championship by the European Order of Merit would be Kim Huybrechts, Antonio Alcinas, Mensur Suljovic and Jyhan Artut. While the European ranking is complete now there still might be changes in the Players Championship Order of Merit which might have an effect on the European Ranking as two Players Championship weekends are still to be played.
Participants and Results



30. October
James Wade wins Players Championship 26 in Benidorm
James Wade defeated Raymond van Barneveld in Saturday's Players Championship in Benidorm.
For Wade it was his second successive win and it secured him a place in the Players Championship Finals in December. Raymond van Barnevelds chances to qualify increased but he's not yet secured a place.
Raymond van Barneveld had defeated in the semi-finals in a close match Phil Taylor while James Wade won against Dave Chisnall.
Participants and Results



28. October
History of the Sport of Darts in Germany
It's not easy to find out about the development of the sport of Darts in Germany. While the years after the founding of the DDV - the national organisation - are documented quite good there are only rare indications of what was going on before.
But to be sure there already existed some kind of "dart scene" with clubs and dart retailers.
History of the Sport of Darts in Germany



Very special "member" of a Dart Team
A very special member has a Pub Team in Rochdale.
The dog of the pub owner is from youth on a dart fan:
Video



26. October
Zuiderduin Masters

After Darryl Fitton now the Winmau World Masters Winner and WDF Singles Champion Scott Waites got a Wildcard for the from 9. - 11.December played Zuiderduin Masters.
There are still some wildcars to be handed out.
Participants



PDC Unicorn U21 World Championship
With Frank Schrammel from Austria and Sergio Gapcia to represent Spain two more international participants of the tournament are known.
This weekend both the Dutch qualifier and the Rileys qualifications will be played. So after the weekend the field of participants will be complete.
Participants



Players Championships in Benidorm, Spain
Next weekend in Benidorm, Spain, Players Championships 26 + 27 will be played - the last two which count for the European Order of Merit.
All PDC top 8 players will travel to Spain.
Participants



More WDF Results
Both Lithuania Open singles titles were won by players from Lithuania. Winner of the men's singles was Darius Labanauskas while the ladies singles were won by Erika Bagdonaviciene.
The Bob Jones Memorial in Trenton, Canada, were won by Debralee Roberts and Guy Connelly from Canada.



25. October
WDF Results
The Turkish Open were won by Ulf Ceder from Finland and Karen Lawman from England.
"Top of Ghent" ended with an English double victory in the men's singles and a Russian double victory in the ladies event. Stephen Bunting won the final against Steve West while Anastasia Dobromyslova defeated Irina Armstrong.



New sponsor for Grand Slam
This year the Grand Slam of Darts will be sponsored by Britain's biggest bookmaker William Hill.



PDC Unicorn U21 Weltmeisterschaft 2012

After the Youth Tour Event in Gladbeck the 28 youth players who qualifiy by the Youth Tour Order of Merit for the U21 World Championship are fixed.
The German qualifier in Gladbeck was won by Max Hopp.
Participants



24. October
Performance Darts
The Perfomance Darts - created by a dart player for dart players - show that a good dart not necessarily has to be expensive. And they show as well that a more or less "No Name dart" can posess quality.
To the review:

Performance Darts




Win for Colin Osborne
Colin Osborne won in Gladbeck the Players Championship on Sunday, for Osborne it was his first win since 2009.
Osbornes opponent in the final was James Richardson, who'a at the moment the players sponsered by the SOD forum. It looks that like with Justin Pipe - the player sponsered before him - the financial and moral support by the darts forum can help Richardson on the road to success as a darts pro.
Beside Osborne and Richardson Mark Walsh and Paul Nicholson reached the semi-finals. Wes Newton threw in his second round match against William O'Connor a nine-darter but lost the match.
Participants and Results



PDC Youth Tour
Paul Barham got in Gladbeck his third win on the PDC Youth Tour.
He defeated in the final Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenboden 4:1. So after the last youth tour event Barham sits on the second place Youth Tour Order of Merit behind Michael van Gerwen which won him a PDC Tour Card for 2012.



22. October
James Wade wins in Gladbeck

James Wade todays Players Championship in Gladbeck. He defeated Justin Pipe in the final 6:3.
The semifinals reached beside them Mervyn King and German Jyhan Artut- who now still has a chance to get a playe in the PDC World Championship.
Participants and Results



21. October
PDC Unicorn U21 World Championship 2012
The PDC has announced further details about the U21 World Championship which will be played on 4. November in Crawley. The final will be played next year on 17. May during the Premier League Play-Offs.
This weekend in Gladbeck both the last Youth Tour Event which counts for the qualification and the German qualifier will be played.
Participants



Taylor regains title
Phil Taylor yesterday dominated the winner's group of Championship League Darts unchallenged and regained the title. For Taylor it is already the fourth Major Title this year.
Taylor won all his seven round robin matches, threw a nine-darter in his match against Mervyn King, defeated Steve Beaton in the semifinals and in the final Paul Nicholson, both opponents had no chance at all.
Nicholson like Mervyn King had won four matches throughout the day and then defeated King in the semifinals 6:3. As runner-up he's now qualified for two years for the Grand Slam of Darts.
Last of the table of the winner's group was Simon Whitlock, who had won only a single match.
Schedule, Participants, Results
Tournament Information



20. October
Championship League Darts
In the semifinals of Championship League Darts Phil Taylor will meet Steve Beaton and Mervyn King will play Paul Nicholson.

Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams



Championship League Darts
Dennis Priestley won Group 8 and progressed as last player into the winner's group. He defeated Kevin Painter in the group final. In the semifinals he had beaten John Part who had shown a great performance all day but missed the double 13 against Priestley to win the match.
Today the winner's group will play for the tournament win. The format is the same as on the eight group days before - first round robin and then the play-offs of the four players on top of the group table. In the winner's group today Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor, Paul Nicholson, Mark Walsh, Mervyn King, Simon Whitlock, Steve Beaton and Dennis Priestley will meet. Both finalists should they not be already otherwise qualified will get a place in the Grand Slam of Darts.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



19. October
Tickets for the PDC World Championship
As the PDC announced it now works together with a ticket exchange partner for the PDC World Championship.
So you now can buy the tickets from Viagogo for the same price as from the PDC!
Tickets PDC World Championship



Championship League Darts
Steve Beaton won Group 7 of the Championship League Darts. He defeated in the final John Part with 6:5.
Robert Thornton and Andy Smith were eliminated from the tournament. John Part, Vincent van der Voort, Kevin Painter, Alan Tabern and Mark Dudbridge will get a new chance today. They will be joined in Group 8 by Steve Brown, Dennis Priestley and Jelle Klaasen.
The tournament will begin at 10.30 British time and will be televised by the usual streams. The results will be updated here throughout the day.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



More Dressing Room Darts

Steve Brown this time helps with advice how to improve accuracy on your targets.
And he once again emphasizes that the quality of you practice is much mor important then the quantity.
More Dressing Room Darts




WDF Results
The singles titles of the Luxemburg Open went to Englishman Alan Norris and to Aileen de Graf from the Netherlands.
Pat Orreal secured himself the men's title of the Australian masters. He defeated in an exiting final Rob Modra. The ladies title won Carol Forwood who defeated Corrine Hammond.
Kuwatori Kengo from Japan won the Korean Open, the ladies tournament had with Nammee Kim a Korean winner.



18. October
Players Championships, Gladbeck
At the weekend in Gladbeck, Germany, the Players Championships 24 + 25 will take place, another chance for dartplayers from the continent to qualify for the PDC World Championship 2012 by the European Order of Merit.
On Saturday a Youth Tour event will be played, while on Sunday the German qualifier for the PDC Unicorn Youth World will take place.
Participants



Championship League Darts
Today Championship League Darts will continue with Group 7.
Due to Co Stompe's illness three times World Champion John Part moved up into Group 7. Beside him today Vincent van der Voort, Andy Smith, Kevin Painter, Alan Tabern, Steve Beaton, Robert Thornton and Mark Dudbridge will try to progress into the winner's group.
Again the tournament will start at 10.30 British time and will be televised by the usual streams. The results will be updated here throughout the day.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



17. Oktober
BDO Lakeside World Championship
Martin Adams and Deta Hedman will be the number1 seeded players of the BDO World Championship 2012.
The complete list of participants was now published.
With Carlsberg UK the BDO World Championship has got a new sponsor.
Participants and Schedule



Pipe wins in Killarney
Justin Pipe won a second successive PDC Players Championship. This time he defeated in the final Gary Anderson with 6:5.
The semi-finals reached beside them Mark Hylton and Paul Nicholson.
With this win over his practice partner Anderson Pipe climbs on rank 4 of the PDC Players Championship Order of Merit.
Teilnehmer und Ergebnisse




Colorado Open
Larry Butler and Darylann Hardwick won the singles titles of the Colorado Open - a ADO/WDF tournament.



Walsh wins Irish Masters

Mark Walsh won the Irish Masters, a non PDC ranked tournament, which was played on Saturday during the Killarney Darts Festivals.
He defeated Paul Nicholson in the final 6:4. A lot of PDC players who had travelled for the Players Championship to Killarney used the Irish Masters to warm up.



16. Oktober
Youth Tour Event Killarney

Michael van Gerwen was the winner of the PDC Youth Tour event during the Killarney Darts Festivals. It was his fourth win on the Youth Tour.
He defeated Joe Cullen in the final 4:2.




Championship League Darts
Co Stompe had to withdrew from Championship League Darts because of an infection in his hand.
For him John Part will join group 7 on Tuesday. Jelle Klaasen will get the free place in group 8 on Wednesday.

Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



14. October
Tournament Calendar 2012
Both the PDC as the WDF/BDO by now have published a temporarily tournament calendar for 2012.
All till now known dates you can find here:
Tournament Calendar 2012



Championship League Darts
Simon Whitlock finally managed to progress into the winner's group. He defeated in the final of group 6 Vincent van der Voort in a close match 6:5.
Eliminated were yesterday Colin Osborne and Denis Ovens. Vincent van der Voort, Kevin Painter, Alan Tabern, Andy Smith and Steve Beaton will return next Tuesday to play on in group 7. They will be joined by Co Stompe, Robert Thornton and Mark Dudbridge.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



13. Oktober
Championship League Darts
Simon Whitlock to be sure is the most unlucky person in Championship League Darts. For the fourth time he reached the Play-offs, for the third time he stood in the final and for the third time he was defeated, this time by Mervyn King, who progressed into the winner's group. And that despite the Nine-darter he threw in his match against Jamie Caven.
Eliminated were Jamie Caven and Colin Lloyd. Beside Simon Whitlock today Vincent van der Voort, Andy Smith, Colin Osborne and Kevin Painter have their next chance to progress into the winner's group. They'll be joined by Alan Tabern, Denis Ovens and Steve Beaton.
Results will be updated during the day.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



PDC Rankings
By the two Players Championships in Dublin and the World Grand Prix there were some changes in the PDC Rankings.
Brendan Dolan after his participation in the World Grand Prix final now is under the Top 32 of the Order of Merit. That probably secured him a place in the PDC World Championship.And to be sure he'll take part in the Grand Slam of Darts for the next two years.
PDC Rankings



Players Championship Killarney
On Sunday 16. October during the Killarney Darts Festivals the next PDC Players Championship will be played.
Not many of the top players will again travel to Ireland. Brendan Dolan - World Grand Prix runner-up - will take part.
On Saturday after the final of the non-ranked Irish Masters PDC Youth Tour event will take place.
Participants




12. October
WDF Results
The Austin Halloween Open, an ADO/WDF tournament, were won by Joseph Huffmann and Stacy Bromberg.
Rick Arnott and Cindy Pardy secured the singles titles of the Klondike Open.
The men's singles title of the Romanian International Open was secured by Englishman Joe Murnan, the ladies title was won by Lorraine Farlam from England. Winners of the men's doubles were Boris Krcmar/Dragan Martic from Croatia, the ladies doubles title went to Jane Shearing/Marit Liri from England and Finland.



Championship League Darts
Mark Walsh was the winner of group 4. He defeated Mervyn King in the group final and progressed into the winners group.
Wayne Jones and Ronnie Baxter were eliminated yesterday. Simon Whitlock, who once again reached the play-offs stand and once again failed to qualify for the winners group, Colin Lloyd, Mervyn King, Jamie Caven and Vincent van der Voort will get a new chance today. They will be joined by Andy Smith, Colin Osborne and Kevin Painter.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



11. October
D'art9

A new Dutch dart is on the market - d'art9. The manufacturer kindly gave Global Darts a set to test.
Here you can find the review:
D'art9




Darts Performance Centre
In the last World Grand Prix blog of course Brendan Dolan and his astonishing performance are the main topic. After all the Darts Performance Centre for some time already extols the merits of the video analysis. Isn't Dolan the best prove how much you can achieve using the method???
This Time Next Week/Year Rodders



Championship League Darts
Today the fourth day of Championship League Darts will be played.
Simon Whitlock, Colin Lloyd, Mark Walsh, Wayne Jones and Mervyn King are the survivors of group 3, Ronnie Baxter, Vincent van der Voort and Jamie Caven will join them today.

As usually the tournament will be streamed from 10.30 am British time.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



9. October
Phil Taylor wins World Grand Prix
The World Grand Prix ended with a win for favourite Phil Taylor. He defeated Brendan Dolan in the final with 6:3.
Dolan once again showed a strong performance but it was not enough to be a threat for Taylor. Several times he had big problems to get into the legs. Taylor didn't play as superior as in other matches during the tournament but Dolan was not always able to use his chances.
Participants, Schedule, Results



8. October
World Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Brendan Dolan from North Ireland once again turned out to be this years World Grand Prix sensation. Not only defeated the number 36 of the world number 3 of the world, James Wade. Dolan threw the first ever World Grand Prix nine-darter during the match.
In the second semi-final a yet again impressive Phil Taylor won through against Richie Burnett 5:2.
So tomorrow in the final Phil Taylor and Brendan Dolan will meet - a final probably no one expected.
Participants, Schedule, Results



World Grand Prix
Phil Taylor in an impressive way defeated Mark Webster with 4:0. Webster had despite a good performance no chance at all. Richie Burnett won 4:1 against Mark Hylton, Brendan Dolan showed a convincing 4:1 win against John Henderson. Only James Wade had quite a hard time against Andy Smith but won in the end 4:2.
So tonight in the first semi-final James Wade and Brendan Dolan will meet, in the second match Phil Taylor will play against Richie Burnett.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



7. October
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre takes another look on the World Grand Prix.
This blog describes examplary at James Wade the mentality of a winner and is about what you can learn from the post match interviews.
World Grand Prix 2



Walk-on Girls
Since yesterday the Walk-on Girls are back to the World Grand Prix.
Might be you remembered the two from last years tournament - they are Hazel O'Sullivan and Kelly Donegan.



World Grand Prix
On the second evening of the second round with Simon Whitlock the number 5 of the Order of Merit was eliminated from the tournament as well, Mark Hylton defeated him 3:1.
Mark Webster eliminated Alan Tabern, Phil Taylor defeated Paul Nicholson 3:0 and resurgent Richie Burnett overcome Denis Ovens.
Tonight the quarterfinals will be played - with Phil Taylor, Mark Webster and James Wade three Top Ten players are still in the running.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Matchreports Day 4
Tournament Information



6. October
World Grand Prix
In the second round of the World Grand Prix some more top ten players were eliminated from the tournament.
Wes Newton lost slightly surprising against a strong playing John Henderson, Raymond van Barneveld despite his efforts was defeated by Andy Smith.
Another surprise was that John Part lost to Brendan Dolan from North Ireland. Reigning champion James Wade had a lot of problems against Vincent van der and was two sets behind, but he survived and progressed to the quarter finals.
Tonight the remaining second round matches will be played..
Participants, Schedule, Results
Matchreports Day 3
Tournament Information



5. October
Darts Performance Centre

Of course the Darts Performance Centre deals with the World Grand Prix.
The first blog gives a review on the first night and the doubles:
World Grand Prix 1



World Grand Prix
While the first eveneing of the World Grand Prix was more an evening of clear results most matches of the second evening were rather close affairs.
The biggest upset was Richie Burnett's win against Gary Anderson - one of the favorits on the tournament win. Both players showed a great performance; in the end Anderson once again stumbled over his double trouble.
A slightly unexpected winner had the match between Dave Chisnall and Alan Tabern. Chisnall had dominated the match most of the time but at the end of the third set his nerves let him down and Tabern won.
Beside those Denis Ovens, who for the first time survived the first round of the World Grand Prix, Mark Webster, Simon Whitlock, Paul Nicholson, Mark Hylton and Phil Taylor, who had to fight to overcome Peter Wright progressed into the second round.
Tonight the first four second round matches will be played.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Matchreports Day 2
Tournament Information



French Open
Winners of this years French Open are Englishman Alan Norris and die Russian Irina Armstrong.
They defeated in the finals Garry Thompson respectively Anita Tobias.



EDO British Classics
Stephen Bunting and Julie Gore won the singles titles.
Dean Winstanley and Clive Barden won the men's pairs, the ladies pairs were won by Dee Bateman and Zoe Jones.



4. October
World Grand Prix
On the first eveneing of the World Grand Prix the match between World Champion Adrian Lewis and John Part developed into the match of the night. Lewis had already won the first set and was 2:0 in the lead in set 2 when John Part surprisingly came back into the match and totally turned it around winning in the end 2:1.
Beside the Canadian Brendan Dolan, John Henderson, Vincent van der Voort, Wes Newton, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld and Andy Smith progressed in round 2.
Tonight the other eight first round matches will be played and Phil Taylor will join the action.
Starting Field, Schedule, Results
Match Reports First Day
Tournament Information



3. October
World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the PDC World Grand Prix will begin with the first eight first round matches.
Both qualified Irish players will play tonight. Brendan Dolan will play in the first match of the evening Wayne Jones, William O'Connor in the last match will play against Andy Smith. Match of the evening could be the match between the not really consistent world champion Adrian Lewis and the on the Pro Tour strong playing John Part.
The World Grand Prix is the only PDC tournament which is played in DoubleIn-DoubleOut, so that players who are accurate with the doubles have an advantage. The betting companies beacause of this see Phil Taylor as clear favourite. But even Phil Taylor already stumbled several times over another "speciality" of the tournament - the very short format of the first round matches, which already ended with quite a few surprises.
Starting Field, First Round Draw and Schedule
Tournament Information



2. October
PDC World Championship
Devon Peterson and Haruki Muramatsu will represent South Africa and Japan during the PDC World Championship 2012.
Both players have already taken part in previous PDC World Championships.
Devon Peterson won this year again the South African Masters. At the beginning of this year Peterson took part in the Qualifying School of the PDC, had won a Pro Tour Card erspielt and for some time played the Pro Tour Circuit.
Haruki Muramatsu won the PDJ qualifier, he defeated in the final Morihiro Hashimoto, who represented Japan during the last World Championship.
Schedule and Participants
Tournament Information



Justin Pipe gets first title
Today Justin Pipe won the Players Championship. For him it was the first title on the Pro Tour Circuit. Pipe defeated Phil Taylor in the final 6:5, yeaterday he had lost in the quarterfinals with 5:6 to Phil Taylor.
The semi-finals reached Gary Anderson and Wes Newton.
During todays Players Championship both Phil Taylor(against Kevin McDine) and Raymond van Barneveld(against Phil Taylor) hit a nine-darter.

Participants and Results



Phil Taylor and Joe Cullen win in Dublin
Phil Taylor won the Players Championship on Saturday in Dublin. He defeated in the final Michael van Gerwen.
The semi-finals reached beside them Scott Rand and Mervyn King. Raymond van Barneveld was as James Wade and Mark Webster already eliminated in the first round.
Joe Cullen won the Youth Tour event which was played after the Players Championship. For Cullen it was the third win on the Youth Tour. He defeated Micheal Smith in the final.

Participants and Results



30. September
WDF General Meeting
During the WDF World Cup the WDF General Meeting took place. All board members were confirmed.
Beside this it was announced that next years Europe Cup will take place in Antalya, Turkey, in October after Belgium had to withdraw from organising it.
The next WDF World Cup in 2013 will take place in St. John's, Newfoundland while the World Cup 2015 will be organised by the Turkish national organisation and will be played in Antalya as well.



PDC Premier League 2012
Yesterday the PDC has announced the dates and venues for the Premier League 2012.
As a new venue the O2 in Dublin was chosen while the Premier League next year will not return to the Wembley Arena in London.
The Premier League will be played from 9. February to 17. May 2011. Tickets can be bought directly at the venues or at the PDC.



Dart Sensation
A small boy is the latest sensation of the English darts scene.
Three year old Kane Luter is the youngest member of Steve Brown's dart academy in Britstol. Usually the earliest age to enter is eigth years but the boy shows an astonishing amount of talent. Kane started to play when he was one year old. He doesn't know the scores yet but he's rather accurate.
Three year old accepted by darts academy



Paul Nicholson Winner of group 3
Paul Nicholson progressed with a convincing performance in group 3 of the Championship League Darts as third player after Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor into the winners group while Simon Whitlock for the second time was defeated in a group final.

Simon Whitlock, Colin Lloyd, Mark Walsh, Wayne Jones and Mervyn King will get a new chance in group 4 on 11. Oktober. New in the tournament then will be Ronnie Baxter, Vincent van der Voort and Jamie Caven.
Wes Newton and Andy Hamilton were yesterday eliminated from the tournament.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



29. September
Players Championships Dublin
Directly before the World Grand Prix - which will start in Dublin next Monday - at the same venue two Players Championships and a Youth Tour Event of the PDC will be played.
All the Top players who didn't take part in Nuland last weekend will play in Dublin but the number of participants nevertheless will not be too big.
Participants



Phil Taylor wins in group 2
In his second attempt Phil Taylor managed the group win in group two of the Championship league darts and he progressed to the "winner's group". Mark Webster and last years champion James Wade were eliminated from the tournament. Paul Nicholson, Mervyn King, Andy Hamilton, Simon Whitlock and Wes Newton will play on today in group 3.
They will be joined by Colin Lloyd, Wayne Jones and Mark Walsh.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



28. September
Darts Performance Centre
As Steve Brown in his last column the Darts Performance Centre this time deals with the "right way" to practice.
A player from Wolverhampton had asked Performance Centre whether could not help him with a "practice day".
Wild Thing - We Will make Your Darts Sing!



Anderson wins first group
Gary Anderson won the Play-Offs of the first group of the Championship League Darts and progressed as first player into the "winners group" which will play for the tournament win.
Terry Jenkins and Adrian Lewis were eliminated, Phil Taylor - head of the table after day one who lost in the semifinals against Wes Newton - will play again today in group two as will Simon Whitlock, Mark Webster, Wes Newton and reigning champion James Wade who managed to avoid elimination.
Joining them today will be Andy Hamilton, Mervyn King and Paul Nicholson.
Schedule, Participants, Results, Streams
Tournament Information



27. September
Commentators and Journalists
Commentators and Journalists very much leave their mark on darts on TV. Some - like Sid Waddell - even reach cult status..
Therefore you know can find on Globaldarts in the Who is Who a rubrik "Commentators and Journalists. It is not complete yet but the first few names are now online.
Commentators and Journalists



Championship League Darts
Today this years Championship League Darts starts with the first group.
The first group will play down to the group winner who will progress to the winners group like the winners of the seven other groups. The winners group will play in October for the tournaments win. The last two of today's table will be elimated from the torunament. The remaining last five players will have another chance tomorrow in group two which will be supplement by three new players. This format will be the same for all eight group days.
Today in group 1 Phil Taylor, James Wade - last years champion Champion, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, Wes Newton, Mark Webster, Gary Anderson and Terry Jenkins will stand at the oche. Raymond van Barneveld has refrained to take part in the tournament.
The tournament can be only watched on internet either on LivePDC.tv or by the streams of several betting companies.
Schedule, Participants, Streams
Tournament Information



26. September
World Grand Prix Draw

After the Players Championship on Sunday the starting field for the World Grand Prix now is complete.
The draw for the first round took place yesterday eveneing.
You can find the starting field, the first round draw and schedule here:
Starting Field, First Round Draw and Schedule
Tournament Information



25. September
Richie Burnett wins on Sunday
Richie Burnett, BDO World Champion 1995, won for the first time in 10 years a ranked tournament and by this secured himself a place in the World Grand Prix.
He defeated in the final Dave Chisnall, who is qualified for the World Grand Prix as well.
The semi-final reached with Mark Webster another Welsh player and the not really well-known Kurt van de Rijk from Belgium who because of his great performance played himself up the rankings of the European Order of Merit.
Participants and Results



Youth Tour Event, Nuland
The Youth Tour event was won by Paul Barham. He defeated in the final Willem Mandigers from the Netherlands.
For the 22 year old from Basildon it was the second win on the youth tour. The semi-finals reached Chris Aubrey and Arron Monk, champion of the PDC Unicorn World Championship in January.
Participants and Results



24. September
Gary Anderson wins on Saturday
Gary Anderson for the eight time this year won a Pro Tour title – the Players Championship on Saturday in Nuland.
Anderson defeated in the final Colin Lloyd with 6:2. The semi-finals reached beside them Tony Ayres and Scott Rand. By this Scott Rand is now before today’s Players Championship qualified for the World Grand Prix in Dublin.
Participants and Results



WDF World Cup
This years WDF World Cup in Castlebar was a triumph for the English team. In almost every final was an English player which in the end won the final. Only the boy’s final had a Dutch and a German finalist.
Trina Gulliver won the singles title and together with Deta Hedman the ladies pairs as well. Scott Waites is only a few weeks after his World Master triumph World Cup men’s single champion as well. The men’s pairs were won by Martin Adams and Tony’OShea and the English men’s team won through against the team from Finland with a close 9:8. Fallon Sherrock won the girl’s title and together with Jake Jones the mixed youth pairs. The only final without English participation was won by Jimmy Hendriks from the Netherlands who defeated German Max Hopp with 6:4.
Participants, Schedule, Results



23. September
WDF World Cup
Yesterday the men's singles, the ladies pairs and the boy's singles were played to the final. All finals will take place on Saturday. In the men's singles final Scott Waites and Martin Adams will meet. In the ladies final the pair Trina Gulliver/Deta Hedman will meet the Dutch pair Karin Krappen/Francisca Hoenselaar. In the boy's final the this year very strong playing Jimmy Hendriks from the Netherlands will play German talent Max Hopp.
Today will bring the ladies singles, the men's pairs, the youth mixed pairs and late in the afternoon the quarter-finals and the semi-finals of the men's team event.
Participants, Schedule, Results



22. September
Sid Waddell ill with cancer
As the PDC announced Sid Waddell is ill with bowel cancer.
The dyed-with-the-wool commentator - Waddell commentates since 1972 Darts on TV - will undergo treatment in the coming months so that at least the World Grand Prix will take place with out him.
We wish Sid a speedy and complete recovery, the pressroom is not the same without him.



WDF World Cup
Yesterday the girl's singles were played down to the final which will be played on Saturday by Fallon Sherrock from England and Courtney Mulder from South Africa.
The men's team competition was played down to the quarter-finals. The biggest surprise was that the Dutch team was already out of the tournament after the round robin phase.
The ladies pairs played to the last 16, today they will play on to the final.
Beside this the men's and the boy's singles down to the final will take place today.
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship
The PDC has announced some more details relating the second PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship which will be played on 4. November.
The participants will be the Top 20 of the PDC Youth Tour Order of Merit which is headed by Michael van Gerwen. Other participants will be 32 qualifiers by Riley's qualifications on the 23. October and 30. October and a number of international qualifiers.



German Qualifier for the PDC World Championship
The PDC Europe will organise a qualification for the German place in the preliminary round of the PDC World Championship. 16 players were invited by the PDC Europe who are all taking part at PDC Europe circuit. Some of those already took part in the PDC World Championship in recent years.
The event will take place on the 19./20. November in Münster.



21. September
Championship League Darts
The PDC has now annnounced the matches and the schedule for the first matchday of the Championship League Darts next Tuesday, 27. September,
Besides a list of the betting companies which offer a live stream of the tournament was published.
Schedule, Streams
Information Information



WDF World Cup
Today ist the first day of the WDF World Cup in Castlebar in Ireland.
Played are the men's teams competition, the ladies pairs and the girl's singles.
The WDF updates the results on the official homepage, you only have to clicked on the different competitions.



Results
Arunas Ciplys from Lithunia and Avelina Lace from Lativia were the winners of the Baltic Open.
The Auckland Open in Australia were won by Jonathan Silcock and Jannette Jonathan.
Rowby-John Rodriguez from Austria and Hungary's Veronika Ihasz are the champions of this years Carinthian Open.



Dressing Room Darts

In his newest blog Steve Brown talks about practice.
Not everything which is considered as "practice" is really effective... Steve offers some advice how to practice that your performance will get better.
Dressing Room Darts 1




World Grand Prix
The World Grand Prix in Dublin iwill be the next Major tournament of the PDC.
The tournament will be played from 3. - 9. October in Dublin. The schedule was announced some time ago, most of the participants are clear as well. The Players Championship weekend in Nuland this weekend are the last chance to get a place.
Schedule and Starting Field
Tournament Information



Phil Taylor
What does now Phil Taylor do in between the tournaments?
Well, at the moment he's travelling through the UK visiting Riley's darts zones. Beside he like some other top players takes part in smaller tournaments. Recently he managed on the Shetlands to retain a title against Adrian Lewis.
A report of this tournament you can find here:
Phil retains Shetland title
And during his Riley's tour he answered some questions:
Rileys Tour



19. September
BDO British Open
Last weekend in Bridlington the BDO British Open took place.
The men's title was won by Scott Waites, who could win just two weeks ago the Winmau World Masters. In the ladies final Lorraine Farlam defeated Trina Gulliver.
Both players together with their partners Garry Thompson respectively Anastasia Dobromyslova reached the finals of the open pairs as well. Waites/Thompson won while Farlam/Dobromyslova were defeated by Deta Hedman/Karen Lawman.



PDC World Championship
The PDC has now published a surview over the starting field of the PDC World Championship 2012, which will be played from 15. December 2011 to 2. January 2012 in London.
Beside the players who'll qualify through the PDC rankings, the PDPA qualifier, the Oceanic Masters winner and the winner of the DPA Australian Grand Prix, Sean Reed, will get a place in the first round.
16 places for qualifiers are to be are to be one in preliminary round. Warren French from New Zealand already qualified to represent his home country.
Schedule and Starting Field
Tournament Information



Players Championships, Nuland
With a Players Championship Wochenende in Nuland the hunt for PDC World Grand Prix places will end next weekend. The Players Championship weekend directly before the tournament in Dublin doesn't count for the World Grand Prix.
A lot of the already for the tournament qualified top players will not travel to Nuland.
Participants



16. September
Australian Grand Prix
After a win and a semi-final appearance in Redcliff last weekend Australian Sean Reed unassailable tops the Australischen Grand Prix Ranking and probably has secured himself a place in the PDC World Championship 2012.
Guy Holland and Robbie King qualified for the second PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship.



14. September
PDC Players Championship Finals
The fourth Players Championship Finals were brought forward by the PDC to the
8. - 11. December, so this tournament will be played twice in 2011. The PDC gave as reason that it makes more sense to play the finals directly after the Players Championship series of the year is over then in the February of the following year.
The Top 32 of the Players Championship Order of Merit will take part in the tournament.
The tournament will be televised by ITV4.



BDO/WDF Rankings
Due to the Winmau World Masters the BDO/WDF Rankings have changed.
The updated Rankings are now online:
BDO/WDF Rankings



13. September
Championship League Darts
The fourth edition of this PDC tournament without spectators will start on 27. September.
The PDC now confirmed the groups of the event. Raymond van Barneveld will not take part, so Dennis Priestley got a place in group 8.
Schedule and Groups
Tournament Information



PDC Rankings updated
Due to the two Players Championship weekends in Canada and in Derby there were some changes in the Order of Merit and especially in the Players Championship Order of Merit.
It's important in regard of the World Grand Prix in Dublin at the beginning of October. the top 16 of the Order of Merit and the top 14 of the Players Championship Orders of Merit beside the two best in thePlayers Championship Order of Merit irish players, who are not already qualified by the Order of Merit will take part.
Probably not much will change in the Order of Merit despite the still to have played Players Championship weekend in Nuland but there is still a chance for players to qualify by the Players Championship Order of Merit.
PDC Rankings



Sport 1 extends contract with PDC
Sport 1 extended the contract with the PDC for five more years, so over the years to come the big PDC events will at least in parts be televised on Sport 1.
Darts is only a part of the contract with Matchroom Sport, also included are sports like wie bowling, pool, snooker, boxing, golf und sport fishing as Barry Hearn - chairman of Matchroom Sport - announced.



12. September
DDV Spree Cup
At the weekend in Berlin the Spree Cup was played, a DDV ranking tournament.
The men's singles were won by Marko Puls who defeated Tomas Seyler in the final, the supplementary event on Sunday was won by Sieger Karsten Koch and the men's pairs winning team was Karsten Koch/Kevin Münch.
Winner of the ladies singles was both on Saturday and on Sunday Irina Armstrong, who together with Heike Jenkins was the winner of the ladies pairs as well.
Anna-Maria Schulze and Max Hopp won the youth titles.



Winmau World Masters
Scott Waites and Lisa Ashton won the titles of this years Winmau World Masters in Hull. Scott Waites had no problems in his final against Dean Winstanley, Lisa Ashton showed an as impressive performance against Trina Gulliver.

The girl's title was won by Emily Davidson from Scotland, while Dutch Jimmy Hendriks was the winner of the boy's tournament.
Participants, Schedule and Results



Lakeside Play Offs
During the Winmau World Masters the Lakeside Play Offs took place as well.
Over the international play offs Joey ten Berge and Christian Kist - both from the Netherlands - secured themselves a place in the BDO Lakeside World Championship while the British qualifiers were Andy Boulton, Dave Prins, Alan Norris and Gary Stone.



PDC Players Championships Derby
For the second time this year the PDC played a Pro Tour weekend in Derby.
On Sunday Raymond van Barneveld won his first Pro Tour Event in three years, he defeated in the final John Part.
On Sunday Gary Anderson won his fifth Pro Tour titel in 2011, he defeated Peter Wright.
Michael van Gerwen celebrated on Saturday his third win on the Youth Tour.
Participants and Results



PDC Players Championships Canada
The Players Championship weekend in Canada was the only PDC weekend in North America this year.
An again strong playing John Part celebrated on Saturday a Canadian win, he defeated Wes Newton in the final. For Part it was his third Pro Tour win this year.
On Sunday Ronnie Baxter won the Players Championship, his opponent in the final was Kevin Painter, who for the first time this year reached a Pro Tour final.
After the Players Championship on Saturdaythe North American qualifier for the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship 2011 took place, it was won by Kanadier Shaun Narain from Calgary.
Participants and Results



25. August
SightRight
SightRight is an auxiliary tool for dartplayers to help them to more accuracy.
Does it really work?
Globaldarts recommends to give it a try:
SightRight




PDC Players Championships, Derby
On the 3. and 4. September the PDC Pro Tour returns with two Players Championships to Derby.
All the top players - including Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor - will take part.
After the Players Championship on Saturday a Youth Tour event will be played.
Participants



24. August
Darts Perfomance Centre
Once again the Coaching Clinic is called for help.
But not all problems have a mental source.

Focus, Concentration and Solid Base



23. August
PDC Players Championships, Canada
This weekend the PDC will end the summer break with two Pro Tour events in Canada.
Those will be the only Pro Tour events in North America this year and quite a lot of North American players will take part. Only 48 Tour Card holders will travel to London, Ontario.
On Saturday the North American Qualification for the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship will be played as well.
Participants



22. August
Swedish Open
At this years Sweden Open, a long running and famous WDF Turnier, Scott Waites and Irina Armstrong won the Singles Titles.
Waites opponent in the final was Tony O'Shea, Irina Armstrong won through against Deta Hedman. For the first time young Anthony Urmston-Toft, which we interviewed last year in connection with the shortly afterwards founded Darts Performance Centre.




Stacy Bromberg not allowed to play the WDF World Cup
Stacy Bromberg, Ladies Singles winner tweo years ago in the World Cup, was banned from the WDF for the this years World Cup in Castlebar, though she was nominated becasue of her achievements by the ADO for the American national team.
The WDF didn't give really convincing reasons but it's to suppose Stacy was banned because she played a few PDC Pro Tour events. The existing rule is that one has to play a higher number of WDF tournaments then PDC tournaments to be eligible what stacy did. So the ban looks slightly arbitrarily.



17. August
For the last time for the Dutch team
Francisca Hoenselaar has announced that the WDF World Cup in September in Castlebar will be the last time she'll play for the Dutch national team.
The World Cup 1991 was her first time, for 20 years she was the most successful team member.
The Lakeside World Champion 2009 will not totally finish her career, she intends to stay activ in the sport of darts.



15. August
National American Championship

Stacy Bromberg won yet another national American championship title. She defeated in the final Cali West.
The men's title was won by Robbie Phillips, who won through against Gordon Dixon in the final.





Australian Open
Rob Modra won days two, three and four of the Australian Open weekend. Only on the first day of the tournament another player could win: Phil Hazel.
Modra defeated Warren Parry, Phil Hazel and Josh Kime in the finals, Phil Hazel won against Geoff Kime.



12. August
New BDO Board
By now the new "Who is Who" of the board is known:
Barry Gilbey, Chairman
Martin Adams, Players/Media/IT
Wayne Williams, Tournaments
Sue Getty, BICC, Correspondence
Derek Weston, Youth
Vic Sexton, Rules



BDO British Classics Open
Dean Winstanley won this years British Classics Open, he defeated Garry Thompson in the final.
The ladies title won Trina Gulliver, her opponent in the final was Lorraine Farlam.



Puma New Zealand Open
This years Puma New Zealand Open titels were won by Greg Moss and Meta Reid.
The New Zealand Open arew beside the New Zealand Masters one of the most important tournaments in New Zealand, they are played since 1983.



Japan Open
Hiroaki Shimizu was the winner of the men's singles, the ladies titel won Naoko Komine.



8. August
Dartitis
Bob Johnson - who himself suffered for many years from dartitis - reports how he handled his situation and in the end really managed to overcome dartitis. He hopes he'll be able to help others with his report.

Dartitis - a possible cure



PDC Rankings updated
Due to the two major tournaments in the last few weeks - the World Matchplay and the European Championship - the were some changes in the PDC Order of Merit and in the European Order of Merit.
The rankings are now updated.
PDC Rankings



Belgium Open
At the weekend the 30. Belgium Open was played
Deta Hedmann won the ladies single title, the ladies doubles title went to the double Julie Gore/Lorraine Farlam.
the men's single title was won by Ross Montgomery, the doubles title by Dirk van Duivenbode/Vincent van der Meer.
The girl's tournament was won by the Dutch Kaylee de Priester, the boy's by Kenny Neyens from Belgium.



7. August
Olly Croft no longer member of the BDO board
The annual general meeting of the BDO ended with a sensation.
Only Vic Sexton was elected again in the annual board election. All other board members - first of all Olly Croft, founder of the BDO - lost their posts.
For some time already the was some discontentment in the BDO, might be the fact that the Winmau World Masters are no longer televised by the BBC now proved to be the last straw.
The newly elected board consists of Martin Adams, Sue Getty, Barry Gilbey, Derek Weston, Wayne Williams and the again voted Vic Sexton. To be sure it's a hard blow for Olly Croft, for the BDO it might be a chance for a renewal.



5. August
Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC has now announced the qualification criteria for the Grand Slam 2011.
The tournament will be played from 12. - 20. November in Wolverhampton and will be televised for the first time by Sky Sport übertragen. Over the last years it was televised by
ITV 4.
New participants will be the winners and runner-ups of last years inaugural PDC World Cup. Besides previous PDC and BDO World Champions ar invited - so Ted Hankey and John Part will be under this years participants. The format of the tournament doesn't change. As the PDC announced tickets are sold faster then the years before.
Participants and Schedule
Tournament Information



4. August
Darts Performance Centre
Not only the commentators on tv had over the last few PDC major tournaments an eye on John "Hendo" Henderson's slightly unusual throwing style.
The Crew of the video analysis section of the DPC examined it closely. One could perhaps optimise the throw...

John "Hendo" Henderson



2. August
Dartitis
Dartitis is a condition feared by dart players as it very much affects the performance.
Similar conditions are known from other sports, for example the "Yips" in golf and a yet "unnamed" condition in archery.
Dartitis can be overcome - one who managed it is Mark Walsh, the number 13 of the PDC. But one needs a lot of patience to find out what really works for you.
As a first posting you now can find in the "dartitis" rubric an article David "The Scorpion" Fatum recently published.
Dartitis why? And how to get past ist.



31. July
Fourth European Championship Title for Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor won his fourth European Champion Titel at the fourth European Championship.
In a thrilling final Taylor defated Adrian Lewis with 11:8. He had with over 109 the best average of the whole tournament.
Earlier in the evening Adrian Lewis won a close match against Raymond van Barneveld with 11:10. Lewis threw a nine-darter during the match.
Taylor had much less problems with Simon Whitlock who never found his form of earlier rounds in the match.

Participants and Schedule
Result-Table
Tournament Information



European Championship - Quarter finals
This afternoon the four quarterfinals were played, Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock advanced into the semi-finals. Simon Whitlock had the clearest win while all other matches were tightly fight over.
In the evening in the semi-finals Phil Taylor will meet Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld will meet Adrian Lewis. After the semi-finals the final will be played.
Participants and Schedule
Result-Table



30. July
European Championship - Second Round
Both the afternoon- and the evening-session of the second round brougth an upset.
While with Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson the favourits progressed to the quarter-finals Gary Anderson was elimimated from the tournament by Peter Wright - once again Anderson stumble of his double-trouble.
In the evening session Kim Huybrechts with another great performance defeated Wes Newton. Adrian Lewis showed a great performance and left Dave Chisnall no chance. James Wade after a slow start progressed with a win over Ronnie Baxter. In the last match of the evening Raymond van Barneveld won against Mark Walsh.
Participants and Schedule
Result-Table
Tournament Information



European Championship
On the second evening of the first round many close matches were played in Düsseldorf.
Winners were Mark Walsh - after Wayne Jones had missed with his matchdarts, Dave Chisnall, Ronnie Baxter, Kim Huybrechts - who made his debut at a televised PDC tournament, James Wade - who had an easy win against Magnus Caris, Adrian Lewis, Wes Newton and Raymond van Barneveld, who stage a comeback against Andy Hamilton.
Today the matches of the second round will be played in an afternoon and an evening session.
Participants and Schedule
Result-Table
Tournament Information



29. July
European Championship
The first round of the European Championship began without big surprises.
Winners of the first evening were Mervyn King, Colin Lloyd, Peter Wright, Paul Nicholson, Phil Taylor, Terry Jenkins and Gary Anderson.
Impressive was the performance of John Michael - the first ever Greek in a Major PDC tournament, while Mensur Suljovic - the only German speaking participant - had now chance at all against Simon Whitlock and played a little bit disappointing.
Tonight the last eight matches of the first round will be played and under the players on stage will be Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade.
Match Reports
Participants and Schedule
Result-Table
Tournament Information



28. July
European Championship
Today in Düsseldorf the fourth PDC European Championship will start, it will played till Sunday.
Tonight the first eigth matches of the first round will be played. Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson, between the fouvorits to win the tournament, both will stand at the oche. Phil Taylor will meet Greek John Michael, Gary Anderson will play Jamie Caven.
No German players were able to qualify, the only German speaking player is Austrian Mensur Suljovic who'll play against Simon Whitlock.
Preview
Participants and Schedule
Tournament Information



Interview with Scott MacKenzie
Scott MacKenzie represented "Greater China" in the Alexandra Palace during the PDC World Championship 2011. I intended to do an interview him then first because of course he fitted well into the frame of a global dart site and secondly because I had the feeling he might be a person who really has something to say.
The snow hindered me in the end to do it. But now unexpected there opened another chance and Scott was kind enough to answer all my questions.

Interview



Darts Performance Centre - Coaching Clinik
In the Coaching Clinik appears a "patient", who suffers from something a lot of dart players have experienced: the dreaded "drift".
Will the coaching clinic be able to help?

The Dreaded Drift



25. July
Pacific Masters
In the 34. Pacific Masters, which were played this year in Tasmania, more then 200 players took part.
The Men's winner was Damon Heta from Perth who won the final against Jason Murdoch. The former BDO World Champion Tony David played himself into the semi-finals.
The Ladies Singles were won by Pam Burr, who defeated Carol Forwood in the final 4:0.



British Classics
At the weekend the British Classics were played in Kettering.
Trina Gulliver for the 6. time won the ladies title with a win over Lorraine Farlam, in the men's final the runner-up of the last BDO World Championship, Dean Winstanley, defeated Garry Thompson.
The British Teenage Championship was played in Kettering as well, quite a few players of the PDC Your Tour played in the tournament. Winner was Matthew Dicken who defeated Kurt Parry in the final. The semi-finals reached beside them Reece Robinson, UK Open former participant, and Ash Kayat.



Charlotte Open
American Darts Organisation's Charlotte Open was this year dominated by Canadians.
The men's final was all Canadian - Shawn Brennemann defeated Terry Hayhurst. The ladies final was won by Canadian Cindy Pardy who defeated American Cali West.



24. July
Phil Taylor stays World Matchplay Champion
Phil Taylor defeated in the final of the World Matchplay James Wade with 18:8 and maintained his World Matchplay Titel..
In the middle of the match Taylor had a brillant spell which brought him a clear lead. Though Wade never gave in, showed a good performance and almost hit a nine-darter he never had a chance to draw near again.
Taylor dedicated his trophy to Eric Bristow who had always supported him during his "winlesss" phase and never lost his believe in him.
Schedule and Results
Match Report
Result Table



European Championship
The PDC has now announced the draw for the first round and the schedule for the first two evenings.
The tournament will begin on 28. July in Düsseldorf and will be played till Sunday.
Now German player could qualify for the tournament. The tournament is televised by ITV 4.
Draw and Schedule
Tournament Information



23. July
World Matchplay - Semifinals
In the first semi-final tonight Phil Taylor defeated without problems Andy Hamilton with 17:9. Hamilton rarely found back to his great performance against Simon Whitlock and after the first few legs never had a real chance against a once again strong playing Phil Taylor who had only a few "weak" moments.
The averages of the second semi-final were around 10 points lower then in the Taylor/Hamilton match but James Wade was a very clear winner as well and the result with 17:10 almost the same. Adrian Lewis seemed to be not really interested in the match and played below his abilities for which he was punished by Wade who often beat him with his outshots.
So tomorrow in the final reigning champion Phil Taylor will meet the champion from 2007 James Wade.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



The Soft-Tip World Championship in Hong Kong
The Soft-Dart scene is far less well structured as the steel-dart scene - one of the reasons a Japanese manufacturer decided to organise a "real" Soft - Tip World Championship. The tournament consists of eight tournaments by which the participants can qualify for the "Grand Final" which will played in December.
The price money to be won is very high and only a little bit less as the PDC World Championship price money.The winner of the "grand Final" will take home around 80 000 pound. Played will be of course on the most modern equipment which manufacturers and computer industrie have to offer.
This weekend the fourth tournament will be played - all Top Players from Asia and a few American players will meet in Hong Kong.
The tournament homepage you can find here: Homepage
More details you can find in Dartoid's newest colum though this time only half really is a Dartoid's column. The other half is by Scott MacKenzie who took part in last years PDC World Championship and who is one of the best players in Hong Kong and Asia.
The Soft-Tip World Championship 2011 in Hong Kong



22. July
World Matchplay - Quarterfinals, Evening
The quarterfinals of the evening session started with a convincing win from James Wade over Raymond van Barneveld. At the beginning it was a close fight till Wade managed to pull away.
In the second quarterfinal Wes Newton and Phil Taylor met. Newton was 4:1 in the lead at the first break but managed to win a single leg after this despite a good performance. Phil Taylor proved to strong and even bettered yesterday average to 108.39.

Tomorrow in the semi-finals James Wade will meet Adrian Lewis while Andy Hamilton will play Phil Taylor.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



World Matchplay - Quarterfinals, Afternoon
During the quarterfinals of the afternoon seesion Andy Hamilton showed an remarkable performance.
He was already behind 8:15 against Simon Whitlock, who only needed one more leg for the win, when he started an unbelievable comeback. Slightly supported by sudeen double trouble of Whitlock he won nine legs in a row and progressed into the semi-finals with a 17:15 win.
In the second quarterfinal Adrian Lewis had not many problems with Mark Webster and with a 16:12 reached the semi-finals.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



World Matchplay
The last four matches of the second round of the World Matchplay brought no upsets.
Simon Whitlock defeated Denis Ovens clear with 13:1, as Ovens never could take up his first round performance. Andy Hamilton and John Henderson fougth the tightest battle of the evening, Andy Hamilton prevailed with 13:11.
Phil Taylor found back to his old strength against a good playing Wayne Jones and had with 108 the till now highest average of the tournament. In the last match of the evening Wes Newton and Justin Pipe met - Wes Newton won with 13:8, but it was not only because of Pipe's slow throwing style hard work.
Today the quarterfinals will be played in two sessions. In the afternoon the matches between Andy Hamilton and Simon Whitlock as well as Adrian Lewis and Mark Webster will be played, in the evening Phil Taylor will play Wes Newton and Raymond van Barneveld will play James Wade.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



21. July
Darts Performance Centre
On the fourth evening of the World Matchplay the DPC stumbled over the players stand at the oche.
Should that really only be a case of personal preferences? Or is it an advantage to stand in the middle of the oche?

Match of the Day



World Matchplay
Yesterday the first four matches of the second round were played. All the Top players progressed to the next round.
Without great difficulty Mark Webster overcome Steve Beaton who only could keep up in the first half of the match. Adrian Lewis showed a convincing performance and had no problems at all with Vincent van der Voort. Raymond van Barneveld and Paul Nicholson battled out a tight contest before the Dutchman took command with a rund over five successive legs. James Wade held off a comeback of Mark Walsh and progressed into the quarterfinals where he will meet on Friday Raymond van Barneveld. Mark Webster will play against Adrian Lewis.
Tonight the other four second round matches will be played.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



20. July
Darts Performance Centre
Of course the darts Performance Centre follows the World Matchplay as well.
In this Blog the main topic are darts injuries but we are told as well why it is better to think about what to throw next before your next visit to the oche.

It Only Hurts When I Dart !



World Matchplay - Fourth Evening
The fourth evening of the World Matchplay brougth some surprising results and from the seeded players only Simon Whitlock progressed into the second round.
Already in the first match Ronnie Baxter was eliminated by Denis Ovens who kept his nerves. Colin Lloyd was defeated by John Henderson with 10:7. The biggest upset to be sure was that Gary Anderson lost against Andy Hamilton who dominated the match from beginning. Gary Anderson showed his usual high scoring but once again couldn't hit his doubles.
In the last match of the evening Simon Whitlock - the seeded player - came through though he had some problems with Peter Wrigth at the beginning of the match.
Tonight the second round starts with the first four matches.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



19. July
World Matchplay - Third Evening
The third evening of the World Matchplay brought the first match of Phil Taylor who had no easy match against a strong playing Mark Hylton. Taylor did win in the end with 10:8 and will now play in the second round against Wayne Jones who defeated Scott Rand 10:6.
The match between Justin Pipe and Mervyn King ended with a surprise. Justin Pipe managed to win and he eliminated Mervyn King, who suffers from a tennis ellbow at his throwing arm. Mervyn King was only the second seeded player who's out of the tournament first round.
In the last match of the evening Wes Newton - supported by his local crowd - had no problems at all with Andy Smith who never really got into the game. Newton now will meet Justin Pipe on Thrusday in the second round..
Tonight the last four matches of the first round will be played. Under the players tonight will be Gary Anderson - one of the favourits.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



18. July
EDO - Tournaments in Blackpool
Not only the PDC played darts at the weekend in Blackpool - the EDO=English Darts Organisation, the national darts organisation of England, had organised at the weekend several tournaments in Blackpool parts of which were open tournaments. Some PDC players used them as a "warm-up" for the World Matchplay.
So it could happen that the Norbreck Open was won by Wes Newton and Deta Hedman.
Winners of the England National Singles were Lisa Ashton and Gary Robson, the England Masters were won by Anastasia Dobromyslova and John Walton. Winner of the Youth tournament was Jake Jones. Winning doubles of the England Masters were the ladies double Trina Gulliver/Lisa Ashton and the men's double Dean Winstanley/Robbie Green.
The International Championship - a youth contest in which teams from England, Scotland and Wales took part - were won by the English girls and boys.



17. July
World Matchplay - Second Evening
On the second evening of the World Matchplay beside three very onesided matches one rather fight over was played.
In the first match of the evening Paul Nicholson and Colin Osborne fought a neck and neck race; Paul Nicholson was the one to win through. All other matches had a clear winner - Mark Walsh, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld dominated their opponents Dave Chisnall, Jamie Caven and Steve Brown without any problems. James Wade won 10:0 without losing a single leg. Raymond van Barneveld who had forgotten his own darts at home was quite happy with his "Substitute-Barrels" and some shafts Gary Anderson helped him out with.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



World Matchplay
In the first match of the World Matchplay 2011 Steve Beaton defeated Terry Jenkins with 10:3.
Vincent van der Voort won through to a 10:7 win over Alan Tabern who had come back into the match.
Adrian Lewis defeated Kevin Painter in the best and most thrilling match of the evening after Painter had missed six darts to win.

In the last match of the evening between Mark Webster and John Part Webster led with 7:3 when John Part out of no where produced a nine-darter - the first ever Part threw in a televised tournament. The match got much better after that, Webster won it 10:8.
Schedule and Results
Match Reports
Result Table



16. July
World Matchplay
Tonight in Blackpool the first four matches of the first round will be played.
Terry Jenkins will open the tournament with his match against Steve Beaton. The most interesting match of the evening will probably be the match between World Champion Adrian Lewis and Kevin Painter who had undergone eye surgery recently.
As Walk-on girls announced were Sarah Tunicliffe and Tina Brodick.

Participants and Schedule
Tournament Information



15. July
World Matchplay
Tomorrow in Blackpool the World Matchplay will start beside the World Championship the oldest and most important tournament of the PDC.
This year the tournament in which till now only two nine-darters were thrown - 2002 by Phil Taylor and 2010 by Raymond van Barneveld - has got with Sky Bet Mobile a new sponsor.
Two things distinguish the tournament...Preview



Topic "Australia
The Rankings of the DPA and the DFA/darts australia are online - though you'll find here on globaldarts only the Top 30.
DFA/darts australia Rankings
DPA Ranking



13. July
Bob Anderson's "How to..."
Bob Anderson, World Champion 1988, has recorded for Unicorn a series of short "How to..." videos with tips for dartplayers.
There are some more practical ones like "How to hold a dart?" or "How to buy darts?" but you can find as well topics like "How to understand darts finishes?" or "How to throw?"
An overview with links you can find here:
Sport



Topic "Australia"
This tournament not really is an Australian tournament but Australia already organised it several times and it took place in Australia as well: the WDF Asia Pacific Cup which originally was the "Pacific Cup" even though players from North America took part in it.
WDF Asia-Pacific Cup



12. July
"League of Legends" returns
As John Lowe announced, in 2012 the "League of Legends" will be played again. The "League of Legends" had to be cancelled after two years in 2009 when Setanta TV had to withdraw because of finacial reasons.
2012 it will return, with a new, more exciting format, and with some new players. John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Bob Anderson, Bobby George and Keith Deller will be in it again, Dennis Priestley, Steve Beaton and Wayne Mardle will join them.



Forum sponsors player
After Tony Eccles and Justin Pipe James Richardson is the third dartplayer who will be sponsored for one year by the TSOD forum.
In a very close voting process Richardson in the last voting round could win through against Youth Tour player David Coyne.
Richardson started to play the PDC Pro Tour at the beginning of the year. With the help of the sponsoring money he'll now be able to play the complete Pro Tour including tournaments outside of England which till now he was not able to take part.



11. July
Topic "Australia"
After with DFA already one of the two important dart organisations in Australia was introduced now the DPA follows.
The DPA is affiliated with the PDC and wants to help Australian players to get professional.
Dart Players Australia



BDO British Gold Cup
The British Gold Cup ladies singles were won by Lorraine Farlam, the men's single winner was Ross Montgomery.
The ladies double title was won by Trina and Sue Gulliver, the men's doubles were won by Scott Waites and Garry Thompson.



WDF Europe Cup Youth
The overall winners of the girls were in girls from England followed by the girls from Scotland and Sweden. The Dutch boys dominated the boy's tournaments and won clear before the English boys. Platz. While the English girls won both the singles and the pairs, the English boys only managed to win the team competition.



8. July
Darts Performance Centre
This time the topic "Warm Up" is the main topic of the blog.
In darts as in other sports the right "Warm Up" before the matches is vital and that should be more then just to throw a few darts.
Some like it hot...



7. July
Manny Pacquiao
Boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, one of the best boxers of the world now is the new chairman of the Darts Council of the Philippines.
It's known Pacquiao laves darts and is quite a good dart player himself. He already organised two dart tournaments - Pacmania - in the USA and payed most of the considerable price money himself.



WDF Europe Cup Youth
Today in Aberdeen the WDF Europe Cup Youth starts. It will be played till Sunday, 10. July.
Teams from 14 European Countries will stand at the Oche to play Girl's and Boy's Singles, Girl's Doubles and the Boy's team tournament.



6. July
Topic "Australia"
After Warren Ackary's and Adam "Thorn" Smith's more entertaining opening of the topic "Australia", we now carry on with a short historical survey over the sport of darts in Australia. Beside this the DFA, Darts Federation Australia is "introduced", the governing body of darts in Australia.
Darts in Australia
Darts Federation Australia



Winmau World Masters 2011
The BDO now finally announced details of the World Masters 2011.
The tournament will be played this year already from 2. - 4. September, even before the WDF World Cup in Ireland, which will take place end of September.
It will be played in Hull Arena and not return to Bridlington Spa, as many players had hoped. The tournament will be no longer televised by the BBC but by Pay TV ESPN, it is not yet known whether one can follow it somewhere outside the UK or whether there will be an official stream.
It's difficult to already assess this developement. Might be it is a good move for the public image of the tournament but it could happen as well the World Masters will disappear totally from TV. ESPN is not a very popular TV channel in the UK and far less wide spread then Sky Sport.



4. July
Adam "Thorn" Smith travels on to Australia
Matching the tournament results from Australia is our next interview from Adam "Thorn" Smith - he meets in Australia Warren Ackary, dart player, dart collector and dart website designer.
With this short interview Global Darts opens the topic "Australia".
On to Australia



Australian Central Coast Classics
The Australian Central Coast Classics are a tournament of the Darts Federation Australia, member of the WDF.
The men's single tournament was won by Mick Mullany, he defeated in the final Koha Kokiri from New Zealand, who last year won the Men's singles of the Asia Pacific Cups. Between the participants was Peter Evison from England.
The Ladies tournament was won by Tasmanian Sandra Smith who defeated Australian Natalie Carter-David.
Mick Mullany was together with Lindsay Wells the winner of the Men's Doubles two, the Ladies Winners were Fran Shore/Lavinia Hogg.



1. July
PDC World Championship 2012
Last week PDC TV subscribers could already bu their tickets for the PDC World Championship 2012. On Monday tickets will go into general sale. One can buy the tickets from the PDC.
At the same time the PDC announced the schedule for the World Championship. It is very much the same as last year. It looks to combine in the first stages always one preliminary and four first round matches on a evening was a good idea.
Schedule
Tournament Information



Kevin Painter undergoes Eye Surgery
After Paul Nicholson is Kevin Painter now the second PDC Spieler who undergoes his eyes a laser surgery this year.
As Painer tells he had already problems for around 18 months and was not able to see the board and the numbers clear any longer. So he talked to Paul Nicholson who convinced him to give it a try. He feels he's already seeing much better now and hopes for a good run during the World Matchplay.



29. June
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre tries to find out what makes a real Champion. Is it the "natural talent"?

The Ten Thousand Hours Man



DPA tournaments, Adelaide
In Adelaide two DPA Turniere were played, which count for the Australian Grand Prix Order of Merit.
On Saturday Anthony Fleet could win, the current leader of the Australian Grand Prix Order of Merit.
On Sunday David Platt was the winner.



Austrian Open
At the Austrian Open, which were played at the weekend in Vienna, the Czech Michal Kocik and Katarina Nagyova from Slovakia won the singles titles.
The boy's tournament was won by Rowby John Rodriguez from Austria, the girl's tournament by the German Stefanie Haller.



27. June
Averages
Whether averages are significant is a controversial topic.
When you have a look at the highest ever averages on television they emphasize that Phil Taylor is the greatest dart player ever.
Steve Brown used the topic for his column:
He is good, isn't he???



England Open
Gary Robson and Karen Lawman won the singles of the England Open. Gary Robson defeated in the final Ted Hankey, Karen Lawman won against Kirsi Vinikanainen.
Paul Hogan/Paul Gibbs were the winners of the men's doubles, the ladies winners were Trina Gulliver/Lisa Ashton.
Stacey Ellis got the girl's title, Craig Brown was the winner of the boy's tournament.



25. June
European Championship
The European Championship will be televised.
As the PDC now announced the tournament will be televised by ITV4.
Till last year ITV4 had televeised the PDC Grand Slam of Darts but had withdrawn because of financial problems from darts. But it looks now the television station will continue its co-operation with the PDC.



World Matchplay
The PDC announced that this year Sky Bet Mobile will be the sponsor of the World Matchplay.
Beside this the PDC published the schedule of the first and second round.

Schedule



Results, Results...
Last weekend several WDF tournaments took place.
On the Philippines the Philippine Cup and the Philippine Open were played. Philippine Cup winners were Lourence Llagan and Nancy Dela Cruz, the titles of the Philippine Open were secured by Ian Perez and Arnie Ticman.
In New Zealand the Puma New Zealand Masters took place, one of the most important tournaments in New Zealand. Winner of the Men's tournament was Craig Caldwell - the Ladies tournament was won by Corrine Hammond.
Dave Cameron and Robin Curry were successful at the Canadian Open.



DDV President resigns
Kai Pfeiffer - only elected as DDV president at the beginning of this year - has announced his resignation.
He feels it is impossible to to fit in both his job and his work as DDV president. Either his job or task as president would suffer would he try to look after both as he should.

Elke Unterberg - secretary - has resigned as well. The two resignations are not connetcted, Elke Unterberg suffers from health problems.



19. June
Draw World Matchplay
Before the semi-finals of the Players Championships the draw for the firt round of the World Matchplays in Blackpool took place.
The first round will be played over four evenings from Saturday, 16. - Tuesday, 19. July - the exact schedule was not yet announced.
Draw



Gary Anderson wins on Sunday as well
Gary Anderson was the winner of the second PDC Players Championship in Nuland as well. This time he defeated Andy Smith in the final 6:3.
Other semifinalists were Vincent van der Voort and Simon Whitlock.
Steve Beaton played himself into the quarter-finals and thus secured a place World Matchplay.
Participants and Results



19. June
European Darts Championship without German players
Some time before the end of the second PDC Players Championships in Nuland it was that European Darts Champion in Düsseldorf this year will be played without German participants.
Before the weekend both Jyhan Artut and Andree Welge were in the European Order of Merit under the Top 8 who have a place in the tournament. But for both players it was a pitch-black weekend - on both days they coudln't get farther then round two while there direct pursuers showed a much better performance. Bernd Roith und Michael Rosenauer who both would have a chance as well didn't play better then Artut or Welge.
So ony Austrian Mensur Suljovic will represent the German speaking countries in the tournament.
Participants



Joe Cullen Winner of Youth Tour Event
Joe Cullen won in Nuland his second PDC Youth Tour Event. He defeated in the final Dutchman Gino Vos.
The semi-finals reached beside them Michael von Gerwen and Reece Robinson.





18. June
Gary Anderson wins Players Championship 13
Gary Anderson could celebrate his third Pro Tour win in 2011. He only just defeated in the final Wes Newton, who had even had two matchdarts
The semi-finals had reached beside them Mark Walsh and Simon Whitlock. Whitlock had thrown in his match against Nigel Heydon in the third round a Nine-Darter. Raymond van Barneveld lost already second round against John Henderson.

Participants and Results



17. June
Dates BDO
The BDO now announced the dates for the BDO World Championship 2012
It will be played from 7. - 15. January 2012 in the Lakeside Country Club - so next year it will not coliide with the PDC World Championship.



Dates PDC
The PDC has announced that the Players Championship Final is moved from January 2011 to 1. - 4. Dezember 2011.
Beside this the second PDC World Cup is planned for February 2012.



16.June
PDC Players Championships Nuland
At the weekend in Nuland, Holland, the PDC Players Championships 13 + 14 will be played. Those are the last Players Championships before the World Matchplay and the European Championship and the last chance for the players to qualify for the tournaments.
The Players Championships count for the PDC Order of Merit, the Players Championship Order of Merit and the European Order of Merit.
After the Players Championship on Saturday a Youth Tour event will take place.
Participants



Tickets for the PDC World Championship
As the PDC announced tickets for the World Championship will be available for pdc.tv subscribers end of Junie and on the free market at the beginning of July. At the moment the PDC is finalising the schedule.



Australian Grand Prix
Last weekend in Penrith two tournaments of the Australian Grand Pris were played-
Winner on Saturday was Phillip Hazel, winner on Sunday Bill Aitken.
It was a successfull weekend for Sean Reed as well - he reached one final and a semi-final and has now only twenty points less then Anthony Fleet who tops the Australian Order of Merit.



15. June
Scoring for Show, Doubles for Dough
Together with Dr.Patrick Chaplin Bobby George wrote a book, that's now new on the market. It is a book about the language of darts with it's special terms and phrases which are explained humourous and scientifically grounded.
I can only recommend it - but I am now even more aware that it is almost impossible to translate the English darts language into any other language...

Bobby George und Dr.Patrick Chaplin: Scoring for Show, Doubles for Dough



14. June
Darts Performance Centre
Lee continues with his practice plan thoughout week four.
But he's often difficulties to find enough time for his planed practice sessions. He nevertheless feels he's getting better all the time.
Practice - Blog Week 4



BDO International Open
The International Open were played at the weekend in Brean Sands.
The men's singles were won by young durchman Wesley Harms, in the ladies singles Anastasia Dobromyslova could celebrate her first singles win since her return to the BDO.
In the youth tournament the all-Welsh final was a real battle which in the end was won by Rhys Griffin.
Beside those a mixed doubles tournament was played, the winners were Anastasia Dobromyslova/Stephen Bunting, and a mixed triples event, in which Martin Adams/Louise Hepburn/Gary Stone prevailed.



12. June
Andy Smith winnner of Sunday Players Championship
Andy Smith won Players Championship 12 - the Bobby Ourne Memorial Players Championship - in Barnsley this Sunday. His opponent in the final was Dave Chisnall who had reached the semi-finals yesterday. Other semifinalists were Mark Hylton and James Wade.
It was quite a successful weekend for John Part two who on Saturday and on Sunday stood in the quarterfinals.
Simon Whitlock threw a Nine-Darter in his match against Devon Peterson but then lost fourth round to Dave Chisnall.

Participants and Results




Reece Robinson wins Youth tournament
Reece Roninson - who had reached recently the last 32 of the UK Open in Bolton - won his first Youth Tour tournament.
He defeated Shaun Griffiths in the final who had won in the semi-finals against Michael van Gerwen.



11. June
Nicholson wins in Barnsley
Paul Nicholson won the Eddie Cox Memorial Players Championship in Barnsley today. He defeated Steve Brown 6:4 in the final.
Other semi-finalists were Dave Chisnall and Justin Pipe.
For Nicholson it was the third Pro Tour win in 2011.

Participants and Results




10. June
Happy Birthday, Mr. Magoo!!!
Today the North Irish dart player John MaGowan celebrates his 70. birthday.
Unluckily - though qualified - he couldn't take part in the UK Open because of a hip injury. ut normally you'll still find him playing the PDC Pro Tour events.
On the occasion of his birthday I interviewed him in Crawley:
Interview



Players Championships 11 + 12
At the weekend in Barnesley the Eddie Cox Memorial and the Bobby Bourne Memorial Players Championship will be played - the Players Championships 11 + 12. Only one weekend will follow before the World Matchplay and the European Championship, so this will be one of the last chances to qualify for those Majors.
On Saturday another Youth Tour tournament will be played too.
Participants and Results



The Spirit of Sport
The last evening of the UK Open 2011.
And - of course - the spirit of sport!

The Spirit of Sport




7. June
Results Swiss Open
At the weekend not only in Bolton darts were played, the Swiss Open took place as well.
The men's singles were won by Englishman Paul Jennings, the best Swiss players ended as 17. The men's doubles were won by Scott Mitchell/Martin Atkins.
The most successful woman at the weekend was Irina Arstrong who won both the ladies singles and the ladies doubles together with Karina Känzih. The best local player Fiona Gaylor as runner-up in the ladies final.



PDC Order of Merit
The PDC Order of Merit has been updated after the UK Open.
James Wade is now back on the third place, Vincent van der Voort is on rank 15, he before was ranked 17th. Dennis Ovens advanced to ranks as well and is now on rank 23. Colin Osborne had dropped out of the top 16.
Ranking PDC



6. June
James Wade UK Open Champion 2011
For the second time James Wade won the UK Open final.
For a long time it was a very close match between James Wade and Wes Newton, who even was in the lead for some time. But in the end Wade won through.
In the semi-finals Wade had won a in a final leg thriller against Mark Webster while Wes Newton had not as many problems with Denis Ovens.



Quarterfinals UK Open
The quarterfinals of the UK Open ended with wins from Denis Ovens against a very nervous Mark Hylton, who very late really came into the match, from Mark Webster against Robert Thornton, from Wes Newton gainst a fighting till the end Dave Chisnall and from James Wade - in a slightly falling apart match due to a due to some acustical disturbances on or near the stage - against Paul Nicholson.

In the draw the following semi-finals were drawn:
James Wade v Mark Webster and
Denis Ovens v Wes Newton
Results Quarterfinals and Draw Semi-Finals
Matchreports Quarterfinals



A Question of Weight...
What is it spectators talk about during a darts match? Certainly not only the players scores...
But there were definitely other highlights yesterday - one of those to be sure the match between Phil Taylor and Paul Nicholson.

A Question of Weight...



Nicholson knocks Taylor out of tournament
Paul Nicholson caused another sensation during the UK Open when he knocked out reigning champion Phil Taylor in a thrilling match.
Other players who progressed to the quarterfinals were a very convincing Wes Newton who demolished Raymond van Barneveld 9:1, Denis Ovens, Robert Thornton, Mark Hylton, Dave Chisnall, Mark Webster and a strong James Wade who eliminated Richie Burnett.

Participants, Semi-finals Draw and Results
Matchreports 4. and 5. Round



5. June
Speedy Hire UK Open
The matches of the fourth round began with a surprise: Gary Anderson - newly crowned Premier League Champion and certainly one of the fovourites for this tournamern as well - lost to Paul Nicholson and was eliminate from the tournament.
After his great match yesterday against Adrian Lewis it was a suprise Terry Jenkins lost to James Wade who showed a great performance.
Andy Boulton and John Bowles are the last qualifiers in the tournament. Between those players who lost the fourth round matches are John Part, Mark Walsh and Co Stompe, der gegen Mark Webster ganz knapp verlor.
Tonight the tournament goes on with the fifth round.

Participants, Results and the draw for the fifth round
Matchreports 4. Round



"Rebuilding"
On the evening of the second day of the UK Open always comes the rebuilding of the venue as the fourth round is played on only four boards.
But before it happened I did see quite a lot of brillant darts.

Rebuilding



4. June
Speedy Hire UK Open
One of the big names eliminated thrid round was Colin Lloyd, who inthe last match of the evening put up an epic battle with Richie Burnett. Burnett was far in the lead when lloyd started a comeback. But Burnett kept his nerve and got the win.
As well elimated was World Champion Adrian Lewis, who couldn't keep up with a strong playing Terry Jenkins. Denis Ovens ddefeated and Mark Hylton won over Andy Jenkins without losing a single leg. A surprise probably was the win of Co Stompe against Simon Whitlock in the first match of the evening.
Four Riley's auqlifiers still are in the tournament - Andrew Gilding, who defeated Andy Hamilton, the BDO player Andy Boulton, who threw Vincent van der Voort out of the tournament, Joe Murnan, who eliminated Mark Dudbridge and John Bowles, who defeated Justin Pipe.
Another surprise is the 19 year old Reece Robinson. Today he got a close win over Wayne Jones and progressed in round four.
Participants and Schedule
Tournament Information
Matchreports 3. Round



The first Evening

A short article about the first eveneing of the UK Open - which is every year again rather hectic.
At least when you not only visiting it as a spectator but have to update your website as well...

The first Evening



Speedy Hire UK Open
On the first evening of the UK Open Wayne Mardle and Peter Manley already were out of the tournament - both having no chance against their opponent. Progressing were James Wade, Colin Lloyd and Roland Scholten.
All Speedy Hire qualifiers lost their matches while 10 Riley's qualifiers advanced to the third round.



2. June
Speedy Hire UK Open
Tonigth in Bolton the Speedy Hire UK Open will start.
108 PDC players and 64 Qualifiers will stand at the oche during the tournament.
Tonight the Preliminary Round and the First and the Second Round will be played. At the end of the evening the draw for the third round tomorrow will take place were the Top 32 of the UK Open Order of Merit will join the tournament.
Global Darts will try to update the results as fast as possible though there are only five internet places in the press room at the Reebok Stadium.
Participants and Schedule
Tournament Information



1. June
Darts Performance Center

The DPC continues it's UK Open Blogs with a more general refelction about the UK Open qualifiers and their chances in the tournament.
And adds some common sense advice:
Play the board? Play the man? Why not just play darts?




Thorn travels to New Zealand
As temporary ending of Global Darts goes New Zealand now a short interview Adam "Thorn" Smith did with Brian, a dartplayer from Dunedin who's quite an unusual place of work...

Destination New Zealand



31. May
On the way to Bolton 2

By qualifiying for the UK Open Darren Hawken now is a local celebrity. In his second Blog for the DPC he tells about the impact and how he prepares for the tournament.

Be Prepared!




PDC Youth Tour
The PDC has announced which rewards wait for the participants in the Youth Tour.
On the 4. November in Crawley the PDC Youth World Championship will be played to the final, the final will take place as last time during the PDC World Championship in January.
The two finalists will get an invitation for the Grand Slam of Darts 2011 and a Tour Card for two years plus entry fees paid.
The two leading players of the Youth Tour Order of Merit will get a Tour Card for two years plus entry fees paid. The first of the ranking will take part in the preliminary round of the PDC World Championship.
The Youth World Champion 2011, Arron Monk, will get an invitation to the Grand Slam of Darts 2011.
The Youth World Champion 2012 will be invited to the Grand Slam 2012.
Barry Hearn is delighted about the response for the Youth Tour.




30. May
On the way to Bolton
Darren Hawken is one of the grass root players, who qualified by the Rileys Qualifications for UK Open. In the first round he will play against young Irishman William O’Connor.

The DPC accompanies him on his way to Bolton.
One player discusses his not so speedy route to Bolton




DDV Bundesliga
At the weekend the finals of the DDV Bundesliga were played, for which the Top 4 Teams of both the Bundesliga North and the Bundesliga South had qualified. The semi-finals were an all North affair, all South teams were already out of the tournament.
In the final the SC Diedersen Treble Bull met the DC Vegesack Bremen which won the Championship title.



29. May
Darts Performance Centre
Lee is member of the Darts Performance Centre and he wants to play better darts.
In his third week of practice he's tired from work and has to fight with an eye problem.
Training Blog Week 3




27. May
Players Championships Weekend in Crawley
A short while before the UK Open Globaldarts visited the Players Championship in Crawley. Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld were not there, but there were enough other players playing brilliant darts.
And of course another interesting Youth Tour Event took place.
Players Championships Weekend in Crawley



James Wade has got depressions
As one could read in an article in the British newspaper "The Sun", James Wade already for some time suffers from depression and other mental problems. With the help of medicine and other treatment he now seems slowly to recover.
The newspaper article was confirmed by an official Statement of James Wade.
Here you find the newspaper article:
Mental Problems...



25. May
Interview with Colin Lloyd
Between 2005 and 2007 he was the number 1 of the PDC ranking. He's now number 13 but to be sure still one of the most popular players one the PDC circuit.
I had the chance to do an interview with him - a great experience to be sure!

Interview



24. May
PDC Rankings updated
The PDC Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit have been updated today.
Updated as well is the European Order of Merit.
Paul Nicholson is now top of the Players Championship Order of Merit and adavanced two places to the 14. place in the PDC Order of Merit.
PDC Rankings



Paul Nicholson winner of Sunday's Players Championship
For Paul Nicholson it was the second Pro Tour win in 2011, he had already won a Players Championship in the same venue in March.
Terry Jenkins for second time this weekend reached the final and for the second time was the loser.
Other semi-finalists on Sunday were Scott Rand and Wes Newton.

Participants and Results



Second Youth Tour win for Michael van Gerwen

Michael van Gerwen celebrated his second win on the PDC Youth Tour. He defeated Co Stompe jr in the final 4:1.
Both players had prevailed to quite strong opponents in the semifinals. Van Gerwen won against Chris Aubrey, Co Stompe against Michael Smith. Both - Chris Aubrey and Michael Smith - already won a Youth Tour tournament.



Gary Anderson wins Players Championship 9

Gary Anderson was not to be stopped in Saturday's Playership and won the final 6:3 to Terry Jenkins.
Both players showed a very strong performance the whole day with high scoring and high finishing.
Other semi-finalists were Alan Tabern and Simon Whitlock.

Participants and Results




20. May
Players Championships 9 + 10
At the weekend the Players Championships 9 + 10 will be played in Crawley.
Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will not take part, but all other Premier League players will be there.
After the Players Championship on Saturday the 7. PDC Youth Tour Event will be played.

Participants



Darts Performance Centre
Lee is member of the Darts Performance Centre and he wants to play better darts.
In his third blog he reports back from his second week of practice sessions.
Training Blog Week 2




19. May
Gary Anderson wins Premier League
With a convincing performance Gary Anderson won his first PDC Major title and defeated Adrian Lewis in the final of the Premier League 10:4.
Lewis in the final never was able to keep up the standard of his semi-final against Phil Taylor and never really was in the match. Gary Anderson only had a few weaker legs but in the end was too strong for Lewis. He even most of the time was sure with his doubles. Looking at the whole Premier League season Anderson certainly is a deserved champion.
In a slightly slack third round match Phil Taylor won 8:6 against Raymond van Barneveld.
Table and Results
Matchreports Play-offs



Results Semi-Finals
As in their match on the first Premier League day Adrian Lewis defeated Phil Taylor in the semi-finals. Taylor never hit top gear while Lewis undeterred played his game. In the end it was a clear 8:3 win for Lewis.
Winner of the second semi-final was Gary Anderson who defeated Raymond van Barneveld in a close match with a lot of missed doubles 8:6. It was a deserved win for Anderson who now in a repeat of the World Championship final will meet Adrian Lewis in the final.
Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will play the match for the third place.



Premier League
Tonight this seasons Premier League play-offs will take place in Wembley Arena in London. Qualified are last years champion Phil Taylor, debutant Gary Anderson, World Champion Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld.
In the semi-finals Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will meet and Gary Anderson will play Raymond van Barneveld.
Adrian Lewis had defeated Phil Taylor on the first evening of Premier league, Taylors only defeat this year. Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld last met two weeks ago in Premier League, van Barneveld was the 8:4 winner.
After the semi-finals the third place match will played. The Final will be after that both hightlight and conclusion of the evening.
Walk-on Girls on the last day will be Jacqui Adams and Erica Wild.

Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



17. Mai
Flight School
While Steve Brown in his last Blog introduces "Equal Darts" as a possible format, George Silberzahn discusses in his article, whether "Equal Darts" might not perhaps be the format of the future. For him due to the skill level of tadays players at least in Soft-Darts the right to throw first is too important by now. He feels it's no longer the better player thoughout the match who has the best chance to win.
Equal Darts




Speedy Hire UK Open
By now the board allocations for the first evening of the UK Open were announced.
So now we've got a better overall picture of what will happen!
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



16. May
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
Because of the two Players Championships at the weekend especially in the Players Championship Order of Merit - which is now headed by John Part - were some changes.
PDC Rankings



Welsh Open
Scotsman Montgomery Ross defeated in the singles final Martin Phillips from Wales. The ladies singles were won by Deta Hedman who defeated Karen Lawman.
On Saturday Deta Hedman and Karen Lawman were second in the ladies doubles which were won by Martin/Carroll. The men's doubles were won by Pallett/Kayat who defeated Nicol/Haines.



Hungarian Open
Winner of the Hungarian Open were Dave Prins and Irina Armstrong.
Englishman Prins defeated the Dutch player Jerry Hendirks, Russian Armstrong Veronika Ihasz from Hungary.



15. May
Vincent van der Voort wins Players Championship on Sunday

Vincent van der Voort defeated in the final of the second Players Championships in Wiener Neustadt Phil Taylor with 6:5.
Beside them Justin Pipe and Mark Hylton reached the semi-finals. John Part, winner on Ssturday, reached on Sunday the quarter-finals.
Participants and Results



Winmau Dortmund Open
At the Winmau Dortmund Open on Sunday the Doubles and the Youth Singles were played.
Jenkins/Westermann won through against Funk/Lauridsen in the ladies doubles.The men's doubles were won by Koch/Puls who defeated in the final Piegsa/Sagenschneider.
The winner of the boy's singles was Manuel Stangl wo defeated Max Hopp, the girls tournament was won by Lisa Gray who defeated Stefanie Haller.



14. May
Joe Cullen wins Youth Tournament
Joe Cullen was the winner of the first PDC Youth Tour event on the continent.
Only 41 young players had registered, a lot of them from Great Britain.
Joe Cullen defeated in the final Paul Barham, top of the table of the Youth Tour Order of Merit.




John Part wins Players Championship 7
For John Part it was already the second Players Championship win this year. Part defeated in the final Denis Ovens with 6:0. oOn his way to the final he had already defeated in the fourth round Phil Taylor and in the quarterfinals eliminated "local hero" Mensur Suljovic.
Beside Ovens and Part Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts reached the semi-finals.
Participants and Results



Winmau Dortmund Open

The Singles winners of the Winmau Dortmund Open are Tamara Schuur from the Netherlands and Jean Marie Rubais from Belgium.
Tamara Schuur defeated in the final the German Marene Westermann, Jean Marie Rubais won against the Dutch player Salmon Renyaan.




12. May
Premier League Results
On the last League day of the Premier League 2011 Adrian Lewis secured himself with a draw against Gary Anderson the fourth play-off place. First it looked like a clear victory for Lewis but in the end Anderson was closer to win then Lewis.
James Wade got against Terry Jenkins a 8:4 win, which meant at least a positive end of his Premier League season, he ended on the fifth place in the table.
Raymond van Barneveld defeated Mark Webster with the same result. Van Barneveld now sits on the second place in the league table, Webster stayed end of the table.
Phil Taylor had no problems with Simon Whitlock and won the last match of the evening 8:3, which had no effects on the play-offs.
The play-offs will take place next Thursday in London in Wembley Arena. Phil Taylor will play Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson meets Raymond van Barneveld.
Table and Results
Matchreports



Speedy Hire UK Open
As announced today the draw for the Preliminary Round, the First and the Second Round of the Speedy Hire UK Open took place.
140 players will stand at the Oche on the first evening. On the second evening the Third Round will be played - then the Top 32 of the UK Open Order of merit will enter the tournament. But there will be a new draw for every round so that the match pairings are not fixed yet.
Already on the first evening there'll be some interseting matches for example Colin Lloyd against Jelle Klaasen or Brian Woods against Mark Hylton.

Participants, Schedule, Draw



Darts Performance Centre
Lee joined a local pub team.
So what about his fist competitive match? And will it be helpful what he has learned so far as member of the DPC?

Do You Remember Your First Time?




Premier League
The last league day of Premier League Saison will be played in Newcastle.
As it's almost clear which players will progress into the Play-offs the results of most matches tonight don't really matter any more.
Simon Whitlock still has a very small chance to replace Adrian Lewis on the fourth place of the table. But he would have to beat Phil Taylor - who certainly will not give him the win easily - and Adrian Lewis would have to lose to Gary Anderson. But will Anderson who is already through to the Play-offs be motivate enough to really set up a fight?
Terry Jenkins will play James Wade - a match only for honour, Raymond van Barneveld will play Mark Webster - a match for Webster's honour, Adrian Lewis will play Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor Simon Whitlock.
Beside Jessica Simpson tonight a new Walk-on Girl will turn up: Kim Mellor.

Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



10. May
Players Championships 7 + 8
Next weekend in Wiener Neustadt the Players Championships 7 + 8 will be played.
It's the second weekend which counts for the PDC European Order of Merit and beside the Tour Card holders numerous players will take part who are not members of the PDPA.
After the Players Championship on Saturday the 6. PDC Youth Tour Event will take place - the first on the continent.

Participants
PDC Youth Tour Ranking and other PDC Rankings



9. May
Change of date
The second PDC Europe Players Championship Weekend in Nuland is announced to be played one week later on the 24./25. September.



Scottish Open
The singles of the Scottish Open were won by Andy Boulton and Frances Lawson.
Boulton who qualified recently through the Riley's Qualifiers for PDC UK Open defeated in the final Scotsman Allan Small.



Australian Matchplay
The Australian Matchplay which was played this weekend in Redcliffe in Australia was won by Anthony Fleet who defeated in the final Jeremy Fagg 6:2.
Fleet now stands uncatchable with 48 points on top of the Australian Grand Prix Order of Merit. So it is very probably he'll represent Australia during the PDC World Championship 2012.



5. May
Premier League Results
Raymond van Barneveld secured himself a place in the Play-offs with a clear 8:4 win over a not really convincing Gary Anderson.
Adrian Lewis defeated Terry Jenkins 8:3. Till the break it was a rather even match. But Lewis returned from the break the stronger player and Jenkins could't keep up any longer. Lewis is now with two points in the lead on the fourth Play-off place.

Mark Webster finally showed a good performance and his match against Simon Whitlock ended in a draw. As James Wade was defeated by Phil Taylor Whitlock and Wade now both have 11 points. Both could with a win next week mean trouble for Lewis but Lewis has not only two points more but a far better leg difference.
Results and Table
Matchreports



Darts Performance Centre
Lee is member of the Darts Performance Centre and he wants to play better darts.
In a by the Darts Performance Centre commentated Blog he reports about his practice and his progress. Here his seesion plan, he composed for a practice session from the DPC tools.
Practice Sessions




Premier League
Today the Premier league reaches Bournemouth.
Only Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson till now have secured their Play-off places, it's almost sure Raymond van Barneveld will qualify. But who'll get the fourth place? Chances still have Simon Whitlock, Adrian Lewis, James Wade and - though very small - Terry Jenkins.
Whitlock plays tonight against the hapless Mark Webster, Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld will meet, Adrian Lewis will stand with the persistent Terry Jenkins at the oche and James Wade has to play Phil Taylor - certainly a difficult match for him.
In Bournemouth probably Jacqui Adams and Erica Wild will accompany the players on stage.
Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



3. May
Gary Anderson now sponsered by Unicorn
As Unicorn announced today they will now sponsor Gary Anderson for the next three years.
He will be member of the group Maestro Premium, to which belong Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Terry Jenkins. His darts probably will be available in Autumn.
Beside this it was announced that Gary Anderson together with his manager will sponsor to players of the PDC Youth Tour, the names will be published soon.



Premier League
As was announced at the beginning of this years Premier League the players are involved in a team competion as well. The team challenge is between team green (Lewis, Wade, Whitlock, Webster) and team blue(Taylor, Anderson, Van Barneveld, Jenkins).
Two league days before this years final it is clear that team blue is the winner as team green can't catch it up any longer.
So now you can vote on the PDC Homepage which forfeit team green has to undergo. There are three possibilities: a pantomine horse race, an ultimate spheroid battle or one of the team with the Soccer AM TV Show.



2. May
UK Open list of participants
The list of participants of this years UK Open is complete.
Beside the UK Open Qualifiers the last Rileys Qualifier in Cardiff was played at the weekend. There Phil Daniels was the winner.
On the first evening of the UK Open 13 preliminary matches and the complete first and second round will be played. The draw for the preliminary round and the first round will take place next week.
The Order of Merit and the UK Order of Merit were updated.
Participants, Schedule
PDC Rankings



1. May
Phil Taylor wins on Sunday
Phil Taylor won today the final of the last qualifier for UK Open with 6:3 against Colin Osborne but had as one could read for his means a lot of double trouble.
The semi-finals reached beside those two Gary Anderson-who this time was defeated by Phil Taylor-and Wes Newton.
So the list of participants for the UK Open is now complete.
On Thursday the 12. May the draw for the first round will take place.
Participants and Results UK Open Qualifiers



Michael van Gerwen wins Youth Tour Event

The 22 years old Michael van Gerwen defeated in the final of the 6. Youth Tour events Ash Khayat from Wolverhampton 4:0.
The semi-finals reached beside them Co Stompe Jnr, who would like to turn professional like his father, and Chris Aubrey from Swindon.

30. April
Anderson wins 7. Qualifier
For the second time Gary Anderson won a qualifier for the UK Open and again he defeated in the final Phil Taylor, this time with 6:2.
The semi-finals reached beside those two Mervyn King and Wayne Jones.
Once again a nine-darter was thrown and once again it was Dave Chisnall who achieved it in his first round match against Mark Webster. Chisnall lost the match.

Participants and Results



29. April
UK Open Qualifier 7 + 8
At the weekend in Wigan the last two qualifiers for the UK Open in Bolton will be played.
They are the last opportunity for the PDPA members to qualify for the tournament and on both days more then 130 players will take part among others Phil Taylor.
After the qualifier on Saturday another PDC Youth Tour event will be played.
Participants and Results



Royal Darts
Among the present for Prince William and his Kate one really can find darts.
Martin Adams had, as he had announced after the World Championship, asked whether his darts would be accepted as a wedding present. The answer was positiv and he packed the set he used during the World Championship. Trina Gulliver thought it a good idea and added her darts as well.
And as one need not only darts but a dartboard as well Adams added generously a "Wolfie darboard".
Now the young couple is really well equipped!



28. April
Premier League Results
In the first match of the evening in the end Terry Jenkins was a deserved 8:4 winner against Mark Webster. Over the first legs Webster was able to keep up but later Jenkins was the dominating player.
Even more dominant was Phil Taylor who defeated Gary Anderson 8:3. Anderson had too much problems with his doubles but despite his defeat he's through to the Play-offs.
James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld shared the two points in the third match and especially Wade was not really happy with the result as for him the Play-offs are still far away.
The last match was till the break dominated by Adrian Lewis who lost the thread over the first few legs after the break so that Simon Whitlock could equalize. But Lewis found back into the match and won it 8:5. So at the moment Lewis sits on a Play-off place.
Results and Table
Matchreports



Premier League
The 12. Premier League day will be played in Liverpool tonight.
While Phil Taylor has already qualified for the Play-offs, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock, Adrian Lewis and slightly surprising James Wade fight for the three other Play-off places.
James Wade had started weak but now stands before Adrian Lewis on place 5 in the table.
Gary Anderson tonight will meet Phil Taylor, Mark Webster plays against Terry Jenkins - a match probably only about honour - James Wade plays Raymond van Barneveld and Simon Whitlock Adrian Lewis, two crucial matches.
Once again the Walk-on Girls will be Jessica Berry and Jessica Simpson.

Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



27. April
Rankings
All PDC and BDO/WDF rankings were updated
At the weekend they'll probably change again - at least the PDC rankings - because the last qualification weekend for the UK Open finals will be played in Wigan.
BDO and WDF Rankings
PDC Rankings



25. April
Antwerp Open
Tony West and Francisca Hoenselaar won the singles title of the Antwerp Open, West defeated Dutchman Frans Harmsen, Hoenselaar Anastasia Dobromyslova from Russia.
The Girl's tournamen was won by Sharon Jansen, the Boy's tournament by Mike Zuydwijk, both youth are from the Netherlands.
Winner of the pairs contests which were played on Saturday were the Ladies double Deta Hedman/Karen Lawman, the Men's double Garry Thompson/Dave Calvert and the mixed pair Robbie Green/Deta Hedman.



Rileys Qualifier
BDO player Dave Prins won through the Rileys Qualifier in Sunderland; he defeated in the final PDC Youth Tour Spieler Michael Wood. Prins will take part for the first time in the UK Open.
Participants, Schedule



21. April
Premier League Results
A really remarkable Premier League evening! James Wade continued his comeback against Mark Webster who could win only a single Leg.
Terry Jenkins fighted and managed a draw against Raymond van Barneveld.
Gary Anderson experienced some double trouble but scored outstandingly, with 11 Maxima he set a new Premier League Rekord. He won his match against Simon Whitlock.
Over the first few Legs in the match between Taylor and Lewis both players played a sensationaL average, but it didn't help Adrian Lewis who lost against a dominant Phil Taylor.
Phil Taylor stays head of the table, Gary Anderson as second has secured himself a place in the Play-off. It looks quite good for Raymond van Barneveld while Whitlock, Wade and Lewis - who slided down on place five today - battle for the last free Play-off place.
Results and Table
Match Reports



Premier League
Tonight the 11. League day will be played in Birmingham.
While Phil Taylor has already secured himself a place in the Play-offs, it's not yet decided who'll get the other three Play-off places. Suspense is growing.
In the match of the evening Phil Taylor will meet Adrian Lewis. In their first match Taylor lost and he's looking for revenge today. Lewis should win the match to still have a chance on the Play-offs.
The match between Whitlock and van Barneveld could get interesting too. Gary Anderson at the moment ranked second will play against Terry Jenkins. James Wade in rising form will meet Mark Webster.
As one hears the Walk-on Girls will be again Jessica Berry and Jessica Simpson.

Schedule and Table
Tournament Information


19. April
Darts Performance Centre

The topic "180's" provides enough material for a second blog: Are those players most successful who throw the most 180's?
180er Analysis Part 2




Rileys Qualifier
On Sunday and Monday some more amateur qualifications in Riliey's dart zones were played, the field of amateur qualifiers is almost complete. Only the results of the qualifiers in Cardiff and Sunderland are not in yet.
Participants, Schedule



18. April
Bull's German Open

The boy's final was an all Netherlands final, the winner was Tim van de Hoek.
In the girl's final the in Germany living Lisa Gray was defeated by Kaylee der Priester from the Netherlands.
Both the ladies and the men's dobles tournaments had English winners, the ladies doubles were won by Hedman/Lawman who defeated the Russian/English double Armstrong/Farlam, Adams/Montgomery won against Smith/Lewis in the men's final.



UK Open Qualifier 6
The 6. UK Open Qualifier for PDPA members was won yesterday by Phil Taylor, who defeated in the final young Joe Cullen 6:1. For Phil Taylor it was the first Pro Tour win in 2011. On Saturday he had reached the final as well, but was beaten by Gary Anderson. Gary Anderson played himself on Saturday into the quarterfinals.
The semi-finals on Saturday reached beside Taylor and Cullen Steve Brown and Robert Thornton.
Participants and Results



17. April
Rileys Qualifications
Yesterday six more Riley's qualifiers for the UK Open were played all over England.
Three newcomers and three players who have already played in the UK Open won through.
Participants, Schedule



Youth Tour Barnsley
The fifth event of the PDC Youth Tour in Barnsley was one by twemty years old Ricky Evans.
He defeated on the way into his finale against David Coyne from Ireland the till now leading player of the Youth Tour ranking Shaun Griffiths and now himself stands on the first place.
Participants and Results



Bull's German Open
The winner of the ladies Singles of the Bull's German Open was Deta Hedman. The winner of the men's Singles was slightly surprising young Durchman Benito van de Pas.
Deta Hedman defeated in the finale Lorraine Farlam, Benito van de Pas managed to overcome Tony O'Shea.



16. April
Gary Anderson wins 5. UK Open Qualifier
The 5. Uk Open Qualifier today in Barnsley was won by Gary Anderson, who defeated Phil Taylor 6:4 in the final.
Beside those two Wes Newton and John Part reached the semi-finals. Another Premier League player, Simon Whitlock, ended in the quarterfinals.
Two players threw a Nine-Darter during the tournament: Wayne Atwood and Dennis Priestley.
Participants and Results



Bull's German Open
Yesterday evening the 23. Bull's German Open started in Bochum with a warming-up tournament. Today the the proper tournament starts with the ladies and the men's singles. On Sunday the ladies and men's doubles and the girl's and boy's singles will be played..
The Bull's German Open are the only DDV tournament of the highest WDF/BDO category played in Germany so there always is beside the German top players always a big number of international participants and as every year all BDO top players including World Champions Martin Adams and Trina Gulliver will stand at the oche.



15. April
UK Open Qualifiers 5 + 6
While the Amateur Qualifiers for the UK Open are almost over, the qualifications for the PDPA members reach crunch time.
This weekend in Barnsley qualifiers 5 + 6 will take place, the penultimate qualifying weekend.
With the exception of Raymond van Barneveld all Premier League players will be in Barnsley.
After the qualifier on Saturday a Youth Tour will take place as well.
Participants and Results



Speedy Hire Qualifications
In Stoke-on-Trent and in Glasgow the last two Speedy Hire Qualifications für die UK Open were played.
Both in Stoke-on-Trent and in Glasgow hundreds of players tried their luck and especially in Glasgow lots of good darts could be seen.
Among the qualifiers from Stoke are Robbie Green and Andrew Beardmore - both well-known BDO players.
Participants, Schedule



14. April
Premier League Results
James Wade really managed to take up last weeks performance and beat Simon Whitlock 8:5. He was helped by Simon Whitlock who was not as sure as usuall on his doubles.
It looks quite good for Gary Anderson who defeated Mark Webster 8:1 and cemented his second place in league. Mark Webster stays on the last place.
After his 8:2 win over Terry Jenkins Phil Taylor quite certain is the first player who is in the play-offs. He stays head of the table.
The last match of the evening between Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis was not really a good match and both players quite far from their best. Van Barneveld didn't need his best form to beat a disappointing Adrian Lewis 8:3. He is on the third place of the table and Adrian Lewis now has to watch out not to be overtaken by James Wade.
Results and Table
Matchreports



Speedy Hire UK Open
Yesterday eight more players qualified in Dartford through a Speedy Hire Qualifier for the UK Open among them Ian Covill and Jamie Robinson who both already have taken part in the UK Open.
Among the participants was PDC chairman Barry Hearn but his score of 124 after 15 darts was not enough to progress.

A Rileys qualifier was played as well yesterday in Middlesborough, the winner was Davey Dodds.
Participants, Schedule



Premier League
Tonight the Premier League comes to Sheffield.
By now it's getting tight for the players to qualify for the Play-offs. Phil Taylor needs only one more win to really assure his place. Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis fight for the three remaining places while James Wade, Terry Jenkins and Mark Webster only have a small chance.

Looking at this constellation Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis will be the match of the evening. Should James Wade continue his upward tendency his match against Simon Whitlock might get interesting as well. Phil Taylor is the clear favourite against Terry Jenkins as is Gary Anderson against Mark Webster.

Again one could hear that tonight the walk-on girls will be Jessica Berry and Jessica Simpson...

Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



13. April
Speedy Hire Qualification
Yesterday the first Speedy Hire Qualification for the UK Open was played in Bristol.
To qualify by the Speedy Hire Qualifiers which take place in four towns in Great Britain, each participant has to throw 15 Darts. The participants with the highest scores then have to play a leg of 501 against their opponents, the best eight are qualified for the UK Open final.
During this week the other qualifiers are played in Dartford, Stoke-on-Trent and Glasgow.
Tournament Information
Participants, Schedule



Darts Performance Centre and Premier League
Now that the Darts Performance Centre has finished the Darts Experiment it will have a look on Premier League.
To each of the remaining League days a Blog will be published. It will throw a more unsusual view on what is going on.
The first of these blogs is all about the 180's thrown during the first eight league days..
180er Analysis



11. April
Riley's Qualifiers
At the weekend the first Riley's Qualifiers for the UK Open at the beginning of June in Bolton were played in Riley's dart zones all over Great Britain.

Qualified for the UK Open after the first weekend of Qualifiers are Andy Boulton, Paul Harvey, Andrew Gilding, Jamie Hagan, Richie Howson, Darren Hagan, Curtis Hammond, Matthew Jordan, Eddie Lovely, Joe Murnan, Richard North, Tony Broughton, Ian Cleeson, Steve Douglas, Jon Bott, Paul Whitworth and Steve Clews.

The remaining Qualifiers for the tournament sponsored by Speedy Hire will be played till 21. April.



EDO British Internationals
The tournament with teams from England, Scotland and Wales was played at the weekend.
England was the overall winner with wins for the ladies and the men's teams.
Some really good darts were played over the weekend. Probably the best ladies match was Rhian Edwards 3:0 defeat of Trina Gulliver with an average over 90 for the winner. The probably best men's match was Tony O'Sheas 3:0 win over David Smith Hayes. O'Shea averaged almost 110.



7. April
Premier League Results
The crowd in Aberdeen stayed fair, though of course Gary Anderson was greeted frenetically. Gary Anderson himself kept his nerve and showed in front of his fellow country men a dominant performance against Terry Jenkins. He won 8:3 and stays on the second place of the table.
Rather surprising James Wade showed himself similar dominant and he got with 8:3 over Adrian Lewis his third win of the season.
The most clear defeat happened to Mark Webster against table leader Phil Taylor, he only won a single leg.
The last match of the evening between Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld developed in an exchange of blows on the highest level. Whitlock threw the higher scores, but had some problems with his checkouts. He won at the end with 8:5.
For the second time in this years Premier League there were no walk-on girls...
Results and Table
Matchreports



Premier League
The second evening of the second half will bring the Premier League back to Aberdeen in Scotland and Gary Anderson appealed to his fellow countrymen to behave better then recently in Glasgow.
But this time the PDC scheduled his match first match of the evening and beside his opponent will be Terry Jenkins who normally has not such a problem with the crowd as Adrian Lewis.
Lewis will play tonight James Wade, both players get around the same amount of boos from the crowd - from this a well-balanced match. Top of the table Phil Taylorwill play the a little bit weak Mark Webster and the last match of the evening will be Raymond van Barneveld against Simon Whitlock. Both players are on the way to top form at the moment. The crowds favourite to be sure will be again van Barneveld so it probably will be a difficult match for Whitlock.

It's not known who'll be the Walk-on Girls, might be we'll see two new ones?
Schedule and Table
Tournament Information




5. April
John Part offers commiserations
John Part, one of the prominent IDart supporters, now wrote the following letter to Ichiro Sakamoto Japan Darts Organization General:

Hello,

I wish to express my sympathy and support to all of Japan, and particularly to my friends and comrades in the game of darts. With many deep losses suffered it is hard to face each new day, and each new challenge. The strength of character of the darts communities around the world are very much consistent. No where is it more so than in Japan. It is this spirit of goodwill that I hope can help to bolster you, both spiritually and physically. Darts is only a game, but it is also a discipline which helps us to bring the bests out of ourselves. I also hope that in this great adversity you can find the bests parts of yourselves to help each other past this horrible time. Every time that I throw a dart I am thankful that I can do so, no more so than now.

Sincerely,

John Part



4. April
IDart - Dart Players help Dart Players
On the day of the earthquake and the Tsunami in Japan an important dart tournament was planned to take place in Sendai. Dart players already had arrived there or were on their way when the disaster happened.
Some were really luckily but most are in some way affected by the catastrophe.
To help the dart players and their families by the global community of players IDart was founded.
IDart - Dart Players help Dart Players



Coaching and Analysis
The Darts Performance Centre ahs opened a new branch for Video Analyses. You can uses the service without being a member of the DPC; just send a video of your throw and Paul Gillings and Andy Humphrey will do ascientifical analysis.
Both have collected over the last few month a lot of experience with Video Analysis and checked its effectiveness. They are convinced that with the tool of Video Analysis they can help every dart player to improve. A Video Analyses with detailed report will cost 19.95 pound for the first 50 players who will use the service.
You can find the new site here: Darts Coaching



Polish Open
Both youth tournaments of the Polish Open had a German winner. The boy's final was won by Kevin Knopf who defeated in the final Santino Broer, the winner of the girl's tournament was Anna Maria Schulze.
Deta Hedman won the ladies tournament, she defeated Rachna David, the men's tournament brought after a long time the first win again for Darryl Fitton he beat Stephen Bunting.
On Sunday the Polish Masters were played. The boy's tournament again had with Nico Rempert German winner, the ladies tournament brought a second win for Deta Hedman, the men's tournament was won by Paul Jennings.



2. April
Spring Cup - Results
The Team Ranking was won by Team Netherlands followed by the German Team on second place and the Team from Belgium on rank three.
On top of the ladies ranking we find four players from the Netherlands with Aileen de Graf on first place.
In the men's ranking table Kim Huybrecht from Belgium is first followed by four Dutch players.



1. April
Does the Sport of Dart not originate in England after all?
As one can read in the just published 13. newsletter by the doctor of darts, Patrick Chaplin, today during the excavation of an roman spoil heap by a group of amateur archaeologists a human body was discovered, which seems to be the body of a dartplayer.
In his left hand the well preserved body of a man holds some kind of a trophy while in his right hand he clamps three small wooden pilum like arrows with metal points and buried under him one found a target out of cork which features 20 segments.
Professor Singleton-Parrot, the leader of the group of archealogists, said: "Probably the dart player was on his way home from the forum, had drunken too much, stumbled into the soil heap and suffocated.
One will hear more when the scientific investigation will be brought to a close.
The detailed report you can find here: Newsletter 13



31. March
Premier League Results
There were no surprises on the first evening of the second half of the Premier League 2011, all matches were won by the favourites. Only the match between Gary Anderson and James Wade was a close match and Wade had chances to win it as well.
All other matches were dominated by the winners Whitlock, Taylor and Lewis though at least Raymond van Barneveld showed a good performance. Mark Webster played slightly disappointing - like Terry Jenkins he missed too many doubles.

Results and Table
Matchreports



Spring Cup
Tomorrow in Mol in Belgium the Spring Cup will start.
Teams from Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland will stand at the oche.



Premier League
Tonight in Cardiff in Wales the second half of the Premier League Season 2011 will start.
The match of the evening will be the second clash of Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld in this years Premier League. Both are in top form, so we might see a thrilling match.
Tournament Information



30. March
Team 2
The Darts Experiment

We are still not told anything about the music but we are told why team meetings are important. And we find out a little bit more about the MOT.
The Darts Experiment 10 - The fifth evening



Team 1
As was announced at the beginning of this years Premier League Season a Team Challenge is hold.
The players were divided in two teams: Team Blue with Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson and Terry Jenkins and Team Green with Adrian Lewis, Mark Webster, Simon Whitlock and James Wade.
After half of the season is played Team Blue leads clearly with 35 points before Team Green with 21 points.



29. March
The Darts Experiment
During the fifth evening Team Kasbah's throwing technique will run through a MOT - have they slipped back into what they did before?
Beside this some music and at the end of the evening a match!

The Darts Experiment 9 - Preview Night 5



Virginia Beach Classic
Winners of the Virginia Beach Classics, at which players from the USA and Canada took part, were Tom Sawyer and Stacy Bromberg.



Denmark Open
The men's singles of the Denmark Open were won by Steve West, who defeated in the final Vladimir Andersen from Denmark.
The ladies singles were one of the for Russia playing Irina Armstrong. She defeated in the final Deta Hedmann.



28. March
Interview with Bernd Roith
The German dartplayer Bernd Roith was, as he doesn't take part in DDV tournaments, even in Germany more or less unknown.
Last year in summer that changed over night when he reached with a win over Denis Ovens the second round of the PDC European Championship. Before Bernd Roith no other German player ever could achieve that.
How his career this year will develop one can't say yet as only one Players Championship weekend counting for the PDC European Order of Merit was played till now.
Interview with Bernd Roith



27. March
Wes Newton wins 6. Players Championship
Wes Newton is the winner of the 6. Players Championships of PDC today in Crawley.
In the Final he defeated the winner of yesterdays Players Championship, Paul Nicholson. Paul Nicholson with his impressive performance this weekend reported back.
The semi-finals reached in addition Justin Pipe and Gary Anderson.
Participants and Results



26. March
Paul Barham winner on Youth Tour

21 year old left hander Paul Barham won the fourth event of the PDC Youth Tour. He defeated in the final Chris Aubrey 4:2.
The semi-finals reached beside them Curtis Hammond and Shaun Griffiths.





Paul Nicholson wins Players Championship 5
Todays Players Championship was won by Paul Nicholson who defeated Adrian Lewis 6:4. For Nicholson it was the first Pro Tour win till 2009.
Gary Anderson and Ronnie Baxter were the losing semifinalists.
Participants and Results



25. März
PDC Players Championships
At the weekend in Crawley the PDC Players Championships 5 + 6 will be played.
Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and Dennis Priestley will not take part.
During the Players Championships an Saturday the fourth PDC Youth Tour Event will take place.
Information and Participants



24. March
Premier League Results
On the seventh evening of the Premier League the first match brought a clear 8:2 win for Simon Whitlock, Whitlock hit 50 percent of his doubles, too much for Webster.
Terry Jenkins managed to turn around a threatening defeat against Adrian Lewis and the match ended with the first draw of this years Premier League - a just result for an even match.
Raymond van Barneveld showed another good performance and defeated Gary Anderson with 8:5.
Phil Taylor won easily with 8:1 against James Wade. Though Wade did play quite good he had no chance at all.

Results and Table
Reports



Tournament Results
Last weekend several smaller BDO/WDF tournaments took place.
The Cyprus International Open were won by Greece John Michael, who already played several PDC Pro Tour Events, and the Finish player Marit Liiri.
At the Gibraltar Open with Shelley Bontoft Gash and Andrew Gilding two English players won the title, only the youth title went to Alex Nunez - a local player.
The Torremolinos Open were won by the 17 years old Jake Jones, Team captain of the English Youth National Team. The ladies tournament was won by the for Spain playing Paula Jacklin.



Premier League
Tonight the Premier League comes to Brighton in the South of England. After the rather rowdy Scottish crowd in Glasgow last week, Barry Hearn already has announced there will be consequences to hinder further similar incidents, we hopefully will see a more decent crowd today.
Tonight the in inconsistent form playing Mark Webster and Simon Whitlock will meet, Adrian Lewis will play Terry Jenkins, the back to form Raymond van Barneveld has Gary Anderson as opponent and in the final match of the evening Phil Taylor and last of the table James Wade will play one another.
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Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



23. March
The Darts Experiment
On the fourth evening of the Darts Experiment the ideal practice session was talked about.
The Darts Performance Centre offered some practice matches which were fun but not without pedagogical benefit.

The Darts Experiment 8 - Evening Four




22. March
RTL 7 International Masters
A brillant Phil Taylor won the inaugural RTL 7 International Masters. Against a new record average for a televised final of 113.60 Raymond van Barneveld had despite a good performance no chance at all and he was defeated by Taylor 8:3.
Before Taylor had won in the semi-finals against Gary Anderson though at the beginning of the match he was behind.
Raymond van Barneveld had won his semi-final against Vincent van der Voort with a clear 8:2.

Participants, Draw, Results



The Darts Experiment
Tonight the Darts Experiment already reaches the fourth week.
A trainings session will take place - some kind of "ideal" training!

The Darts Experiment 7 - Preview on evening four




21. March
Mariflex Open
At the weekend in Holland the Mariflex Open were played, a BDO/WDF tournament. But not only darts were played - even before the well-come party a soccer match between Holland and Great Britain was played in which some of the dartsplayers - between others Darryl Fitton and Jan Dekker - took part.

Anastasia Dobromyslova won the ladies singles - her first tournament win since she switched back to the BDO. She defated Lorraine Farlam in the final.
The men's singles were won by the young Dutchman Jan Dekker - his opponent in the final was Tony West.
Both youth tournaments were won by Dutch youths - from Mike Zuijdwjk and Annet van Elten.
As tournaments winners Anastasia Dobromyslova, Jan Dekker and Mike Zuijdwjk are qualified for the Zuiderduin Masters in December.



German Championship in Marl
New German men's champion is Thomas Rohleder, he defeated in the final Tomas Seyler.
This years ladies champion is Irina Armstrong who won the final against Marene Westermann.
New German youth champions are Michelle Wagner and Max Hopp. The Two Persons ladies Championship was won by the double Stefanie Lück/Michelle Sossong who defeated Heike Jenkins/Marene Westermann. The winners of the Two Persons men's championship were Andreas Kröckel/Kevin Münch, the runners-up Karsten Koch/Olaf Tupuschis.



RTL 7 International Masters
After the group matches of group D Gary Anderson and James Wade were ranked first and second.
Gary Anderson defeated in the quarterfinals the second of group B, Adrian Lewis, while James Wade lost to the first of group B, Phil Taylor.
The quarterfinals of the Dutch players were won by Vincent van der Voort and Raymond van Barneveld who play tonight again each other in the semi-finals. In their group match in group C Raymond van Barneveld was the winner.
In the second semi-final Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson will meet.
After the semifinals the final will be played tonight.

Participants, Draw, Results



20. March
RTL 7 International Masters
The group matches of the groups A - C on Friday and Saturday ended without big surprises.
Group winners with two wins each are Co Stompe, Phil Taylor and Raymond van der Voort.
Tonight first the group matches of group D will played and afterwards the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals Co Stompe and Vincent van der Voort will play against each other as will Raymond van Barneveld and Roland Scholten. For the table leader of group B, Phil Taylor, and the second, Adrian Lewis, the opponents will be known after the group matches of group D.

Participants, Draw, Results



18. March
The 15. March
A lot of people have a day in the year which for them has a special meaning.
For the American dart player Steve Brown this is the 15. March. In his newest blog he tells us why - a short insight into the dartscene at the beginning of the 1970's.
On this day...



RTL 7 International Masters
The new PDC RTL 7 International Masters will be played this weekend for the first time.
The Top 6 of the PDC Order of Merit will meet the six best Dutch players of the Order of Merit.
The tournament is only televised lived by the Dutch TB channel RTL 7 live and is not streamed by PDC TV.

Information, Participants, Draw



17. March
Results Premier League
The 6. Premier League day in Glasgow ended with wins for James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis.
Terry Jenkins had his chances against James Wade while Mark Webster couldn't keep up with the back to form Raymond van Bareneveld. Phil Taylor had some problems with his doubles but Simon Whitlock couldn't use them.
In the match between Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson the crowd played an important part and did more harm to Anderson in the end then to Adrian Lewis who was booed merciless. Anderson seemed to be very concerned about the unfair behavior - he won the first three legs but didn't find back into the match after that.
Results and Table



Premier League
Tonight the Premier League will reach Glasgow. Of course before this scenery the match between Gary Anderson, Scotman and table leader, and the World Champion Adrian Lewis will be the match of the evening. Anderson is looking for revenge for his defeat in the World Championship final 2011 but he admits, he'll feel very nervous tonight.
The World Championship final 2010 will be repeated as well, as Phil Taylor will meet Simon Whitlock.
Beside this Terry Jenkins will play James Wade who's form is unknown and Raymond van Barneveld will clash with Mark Webster. Van Barneveld seems to be back in form, he reached last Sunday the final of the UK Open Qualifier but lost to Vincent van der Voort.
Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



16. March
Trina Gulliver on the Isle of Man
is the newest article in the Darts Rag-Bag



The Darts Experiment
The Sport Psychologist Jamie Sims and Team Kasbah try to find out which mental skill one needs to get into the "zone". Can one really learn that?
The Darts Experiment 6 - Night Three




New Unicorn Sponsorship
As Unicorn announced, Devon Peterson from South Africa now is member of Team Unicorn. The young player had taken part as Southafrican qualifier at the PDC World Championship 2011 and had defeated first round the representativ of Guayana. He lost second round to Jamie Caven. Peterson played the played Qualifying School and won a PDC Tour Card. For some months already he lives in Yorkshire and takes part in the PDC Pro Tour.
Unicorn announced as well the they will continue to sponsor the 21-year old Joe Cullen who plays the PDC Pro Tour since last year..



Canadian Tournaments
On the last two weekend in Canada the Greater Vancouver Open and the Halifax Open were played.
The ladies singles of both tournaments were won by Cindy Pardy.
The Men's single of the Halifay Open was won by Jeff Smith, the Men's single of the Greater Vancouver Open by Norm Tremblay.



15. March
Shot! 905 Two - 23 g
The New Zealand darts manufacturer Puma brings the product line "Shot!" on the European market.
The tested Dart is not really convincing.
Shot! 905 Two - 23 g



The Darts Experiment
On the third evening a sports psychologist will visit Team Kasbah!
The Darts Experiment 5 - Night Three - The Preview





14. March
Darts in New Zealand
To the topic New Zealand you can now find a short article about the manufacturer "Puma".
Tomorrow it will be supplemented by a Puma dartset review.
Puma Darts



Isle of Man Open
The famous BDO/WDF Isle of Men International Darts Festival was played this weekend.
Ted Hankey won the men's singles, he defeated Dutchman Ron Meulenkamp with 4:1. 527 players took part in the men's singles.
The ladies singles were won by Deta Hedman for the fifth time, 13 years after her last win there. She defeated in the final Julie Gore, who had won the title for four successive years.



13. March
Van der Voort wins UK Opan Qualifier 4
In an all Dutch final Vincent van der Voort defeated in the 4. Qualifier for the UK Open Raymond van Barneveld. Both players showed a good performance a week before the International Masters of the PDC, which will played next weekend in Zuiderduin.
Other semi-finals were Mervyn King and John Part.
Participants and Results



12. March
Ryan Harrington wins 3. Youth Tour tournament
Ryan Harrington, son of Rod Harrington - former PDC player and now-a-days one of the directors of the PDC -, won the third PDC Youth Tour tournament. He defeated in the final Steve Haggarty.
Michael van Gerwen, most popular participant of the Youth Tour, reached the quarterfinals.




Lewis wins 3. Uk Open Qualifier
Today Adrian Lewis won the third qualification for the UK Open in Bolton. Lewis took up his great performance of the fifth Premier League day on Thursday in Manchester.
His opponent in the final was Robert Thornton.
The other two semi-finalists were Andy Jenkins and Gary Anderson.
Raymond van Barneveld was eliminated second round.

Participants and Results



New Sponsor for UK Open
As the PDC announced, this year the UK Open in Bolton will be sponsored by Speedy Hire.
Speedy Hire is the leading UK provider of construction equipment rental and support services
UK provider of construction equipment rental and support services.
32 of the 64 amateur qualifiers for the UK Open will be stuff and customers of Speedy Hire.



11. March
UK Open Qualifiers - Wigan
At the weekend the Qualifiers 3 and 4 for UK Open finals in Bolton will take place in Wigan.
On Saturday afternnon the third event of the PDC Youth Tour will be played.
This time Raymond van Barneveld will stand at the oche!
Information and Participants



10. March
Premier League - Results
The fifth league day once again brought some surprising results.
In the first match of the evening Terry Jenkins, till now last of the table, defeated the last week brilliant playing Mark Webster. As surprising was the clear 8:2 win of Adrian Lewis - who didn't play good the last few weeks - over Simon Whitlock.
As in the weeks before James Wade couldn't convince and he is after his defeat through Raymond van Barneveld now last of the table. The match between Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson for a long time looked like the first draw of this season, but Taylor then won the last two legs of the match. Anderson stays top of the league table.

Results and Table
Reports



The Darts Experiment
During the second evening of the Darts Experiment all members of Team Kasbah had to cover three stages: the Video and Analysis stage, the "Drill the Technique" stage and the Kit Work Shop.
The Darts Experiment 4 - The second eveneing



Premier League
Tonight the Premier League reaches the Manchster Evening News Arena in Manchester.
In the match of the evening the till now unbeaten league leader Gary Anderson will the second Phil Taylor. Till now Taylor won most of his matches against Anderson, wo could win only once.
Beside this the last week sensational Mark Webster will play against last of the table Terry Jenkins, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade will meet and slowly getting back in form werden Simon Whitlock will have to play the inconsistent world champion Adrian Lewis.
As one hears tonight the Walk-On Girls will be back. Whether they were not booked for last week or if they really were absent - as the rumours tell - because of Taylors backside patting is not known. As announced already last week it will be Jess and Jess: Jessica Berry und Jessica Simpson.

Schedule and Table
Tournament Information




8. March
The Darts Experiment
Tonight is the second evening of the experiment.
But first here some informations about the team members:
The Darts Experiment 3 - The Team Members are introduced




Darts in New Zealand
You can now find articles about the two national organisations and a short surview about Darts in New Zealand on the site.
Soon a review about a set of darts from Puma will follow which premierdarts kindly offered me to test.
New Zealand Darts Council
Clubs New Zealand Darts Association
Darts in New Zealand



Finnish Open
At the weekend the WDF/BDO Finnish Open were played.
The men's singles were won by the number 16 seeded English player Paul Jennings, he defeated in the final Sami Sanssi from Finland, member of the Finnish national team.
The ladies final was an all Swedish match, Anna Forsmark prevailed against Maud Jansson.



7. March
The Darts Experiment
The first evening and the first clash of Team Kasbah and the darts scientist.
And: Homework for the players.
The Darts Experiment 2 - The First Night




3. March
Premier League - Fourth League Day
Gary Anderson is still unbeaten after the fourth league day - he pushed through with a 8:3 win over a still searching his form James Wade.
Terry Jenkins conceded his third defeat and lost very clear with 1:8 to Simon Whitlock who already showed at the weekend in Barnsley he's slowly getting back in form. Adrian Lewis conceded his third defeat as well and was beaten by a very strong Mark Webster with and 100 average 2:8.
Raymond van Barneveld couldn't take up his performances of the last two weeks and was without a chance against Phil Taylor who only lost three Legs.
Despite the announcements there where no Walk-On Girls at all tonight...
Results and Table
Reports



The Darts Experiment
The Darts Performance Centre has got a new idea - it will try it's methods at a local pub team, the team Kasbah.
The experiment will run over seven weeks - will the pub team improve? Will the experiment be a success?
In the first blog the experiment is presented:
The Darts Experiment - Blog 1



Premier League
Tonight the fourth league day of the Premier League will be played in the Westpoint Arena in Exeter.
Once again tonight Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will meet who both had to fight for their form recently but seem to have recovered. In all their Premier League matches till now it was Phil Taylor who prevailed.
Head of the table Gary Anderson will meet James Wade, who shows a lack of form at the moment.
Adrian Lewis will play Mark Webster and last of the table Terry Jenkins Simon Whitlock, who in Barnsley both days reached the semi-finals.

Walk-On-Girls tonight - and probably for the rest of this years Premier League Spieltagen - will be Jess and Jess: Jessica Berry and Jessica Simpson.

Schedule and Table
Tournament Information




1. March
PDC Weekend Barnsley
At the weekend in Barnsley the first two Qualifiers for the UK Open at the beginning of June in Bolton were played.
Neither Raymond van Barneveld nor Phil Taylor took part, James Wade and Ronnie Baxter were missing as well. As not only Tour Card Holders are allowed to take part in the qualifiers but all PDPA players, over 140 players were there.
Both tournaments were interesting - a report will follow - and surprising.
On Saturday the winner was Steve Brown, who defeated in the final the not really well known Ian White, on Sunday the winner was Michael Smith, who already had reached on Saturday the final of the youth tournament and had thrown on his way to the final - which was won by Shaun Griffith - a nine darter. On Sunday he defeated Dave Chisnall in the Pro Tour final.
Participants and Results
PDC Tournament Weekend in Barnsley



24. February
Premier League - Third League Day
Gary Anderson stays undefeated in Premier League. He won over a Mark Webster without a chance with 8:1 and still is top of the table.
Simon Whitlock won his first match against a once again not really firing James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld fend off a comeback from Adrian Lewis and showed a convincing performance.
Terry Jenkins never found his form against Phil so Taylor had no problems at to get his second win.
From tonights Walk-on Girls is only known they are called Claire and Louise!
Results



UK Open Qualifier 1 + 2
At the weekend in Barnsley the first two of eight Qualifications for the UK Open Finals at the beginning of June in Bolton will be played.
More then 140 players will stand at the oche, though again not all international tour card holders will take part. Missing will be as well Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld.
Information and Participants



Preston Ridd unhurt
Preston Ridd, dartplayer from New Zealand luckily stayed unhurt during the devastating earthquke in his hometown Christchurch as did his wife. Even their house was not destroyed. But nevertheless there is still a lot to straighten up...




Premier League
Tonight in the Odyseey Arena in Belfast the third league day of Premier League 2011 will be played.
Gary Anderson, the only unbeaten player so far, will meet Mark Webster, who makes his Premier League debut this year as well. Phil Taylor will play Terry Jenkins and hopes he can take up his good performance from last week. Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld will meet and last of the table Simon Whitlock will try to win against James Wade his first point.
Schedule and Table
Tournament Information



23. February
PDC announces new tournament
The PDC announced a new tournament in which the Top 6 players of the World will meet the six top ranked players from the Netherlands. For Team Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld, Vincent van der Voort, Co Stompe, Jelle Klaasen, Michael van Gerwen and Roland Scholten will play. The "Rest of the World" consists of Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wadeaund Terry Jenkins, Australian Simon Whitlock and Scot Gary Anderson.
The tournament will be played from 18. - 21. in hotel Zuiderduin in Zuiderduin/Netherlands and will be televised live on RTL 7.
Information, Participants, Draw



Australian tournaments
Last weekend in Australia tournaments of the DPA Tour and of the DFA Circuit were played.
The DFA Circuit seems to be dominated by Anthony Fleet this year, he was the winner of this years West Coast Classic.
The DPA tournament weekend in Queensland had two different winners, on Saturday Jeremy Fagg won the final against Rob Modra. On Sunday Gwen Jones was the winner.



21. February
Scottish Open
Robbie Green was the winner of the Men's Singles of the Scottish Open - a WDF/BDO tournament; the Women's Singles were won by Lorraine Farlam.
Anastasia Dobromyslova who's switched back to the BDO ended on fifth place..
The men's pairs were won by the dutch pair Dekker/Meulenkamp, the Women's Pairs by Farlam/Dobromyslova gewonnen, who played for England.



20.February
John Part winner on Sunday
The second Players Championship of the Pro Tour weekend in Derby was won by the Canadian John Part. He defeated Mark Walsh in the final 6:0.
Part had slipped down the PDC Order of Merit after his win of the World Championship title in 2008. His only successes in the last years were the win of a Pro Tour Event in Gibraltar directly after the World Championship and the win of the North American Open last year in Las Vegas.
The other semifinalists were Mervyn King and Wes Newton.
List of Participants and Results



Adam Hunt wins first Youth Tour Event
The 18 year old Adam Hunt was yesterday the winner of the first PDC Youth Tour tournament in Derby - he defeated Josh Jones in the final 4:2.
Hunt had played the Pro Tour Event as well and in first round surprisingly eliminated Andy Smith.
Der PDC Youth World Champion Arron Monk played himself into the last 32.



19. February
Jamie Caven wins
The first of the two Players Championships in Derby was won by local hero Jamie Caven, who defeated Adrian Lewis in the Final 6:2.
The other two semifinalists were Wes Newton and Ronnie Baxter.
John Henderson threw in his match against Andy Hamilton in the second round a Nine-Darter. Phil Taylor,who initially had registered for the weekend, had withdrawn on Friday.
Participants and Results



18. Februar
PDC Players Championships 3 + 4
This weekend in Derby the first two Players Championships 2011 in England will take place.
Not all Tour Card holders will take part - a lot of international players will not be in Derby.
The only Top Player not playing will be Raymond van Barneveld, but he announced yesterday evening he will take part in a lot more Pro Tour events then in 2010.
During the Players Championships on Saturday afternoon the first of the PDC Youth Tour will be played.
Informations and List of Participants



17. February
Premier League - Second Day
On the second Premier League day Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade and Phil Taylor returned with convincing performances.
Simon Whitlock showed the weakest performance and had no chance at all against Raymond van Barneveld. The same happened to Terry Jenkins in the last match of the evening - he just couldn't keep up with the again strong playing Gary Anderson.
James Wade defeated Adrian Lewis - Phil Taylor won against Mark Webster.
Results and Table
Reports



Premier League
Tonight the second Premier League day will take place in Nottingham.
The Capital FM Arena is not totally sold out - you still can buy tickets.
It will be interesting to see the match between Mark Webster and Phil Taylor, who last week suffered a heavy defeat against Adrian Lewis. Will he have recovered his form?
Adrian Lewis will play James Wade, who was not in form recently as well.

Tonight the players will be accompanied on stage by an "old aquaintance",
Jess Berry, and a not yet as experienced Walk-on-Girl - the model Tina Brodick.

Participants and Schedule
Tournament Information



15. February
Darts in New Zealand
Over the next few weeks you'll find some information about darts in New Zealand new on the site.
We start with an interview with Preston Ridd, who represented New Zealand during the PDC World Championship 2011.
Though Preston is a successful player for years in his home country it was the first time he managed to qualify for the World Championship - at a time he himself considers already as a retired dart player.
To the interview...



14. February
Darts Performance Centre Video Analyse - Phil Taylor
The Darts Performance Centre will with the help of Video Analysis analyse the throw of top players.
One of the topics clarified always will be how the average darter might be able to copy to improve.
This time Phil Taylor's throw is analysed.
Video Analyse - Phil "The Power" Taylor



10. February
Lewis defeated Taylor
Adrian Lewis managed again to beat Phil Taylor - he won on the first evening of the Premier League 2011 with 8:2.
Beside Lewis Mark Webster, Gary Anderson and Terry Jenkins were the winners of the evening.
Results and Table
Reports



Walk-On Girls Of course the Walk-On Girls play an important part in Premier League.
Tonight beside Jacqui Adams - who already has quite a lot of experience with the PDC - Erica Wild will accompany the players.



John Part changes Sponsor
Threetimes World Champion John Part signed with the Japanese dart manufacturer Cosmo.
Part, who had problems with his form recently, hopes that might help him to give his carreer a new lift.
Cosmo Darts is not really well known in Europe yet, but looks to have settled already in the United States. Cosmo Darts is the producer of the FitFlight System.



9. February
888.com Premier League
Tomorrow is the first day of the Premier League. It will played in the O2 arena in London.
This season the main sponsor is again the betting and online games company 888.com which already sponsored the first Premier League season in 2005. Sky Sport will televise in 3D. On the first matchday the much anticipated clash between Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will take place.
The main sponsor has intriduced a team challenge new into Premier League - the eight players were drawn into two teams, winner will be the team which has got the higher total number of points at the end of the season.
Team Blue consists of Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson and Terry Jenkins, Team Green of Adrian Lewis, Mark Webster, Simon Whitlock and James Wade. On the 888.com homepage one can vote for a forfeit for the losing team.
Participants and Schedule
Tournament Information



8. February
Flight School
It's not enough to use the right drills in practice. Geroge Silberzahn thinks if you want practice to be effective you need the right attitude as well. Flight School intends to help you with that too...
I want to explain something...



Who is Who supplemented
Callers and Masters of Ceremony play an important part in the world of darts and no one wants to miss them in televised darts. So you know can find some of them in the Who is Who.
Callers and Masters of Ceremony



7. February
Dutch Open
The Dutch Open Men's final at the weekend was a repeat of the BDO World Championship Final - again Martin Adams and Dean Winstanley met at the oche. And again the winner was Martin Adams who defeated Dean Winstanley 7:5.
World Champion Trina Gulliver was the winner of the ladies tournament - she won 5:2 against Julie Gore.
Martin Adams was successful in the doubles as well - he defeated together with Ross Montgomery the double Walton/Atkins. The winners of the ladies doubles were Sue Gulliver and Zoe Jones, Bateman/Armstrong were the runner-ups.



6. February
Phil Taylor wins Players Championship Finals
Phil Taylor managed to win a very close final against Gary Anderson with 13:12 and got back the titel.
In the semifinals Taylor defeated in a tough match Mervyn King - who had a 5:0 and 6:1 lead - only after he had changed the barrels of the darts with 10:8.
Gary Anderson had defeated Steve Farmer who showed another strong performance and came back from 0:4 to 6:6 but then had run out of steam and won only one of the last final legs of the match.
Results
Reports Semifinals and Final
Result Table



Players Championship Finals
Steve Farmer continued his run through the tournament - after Mark Walsh and Colin Osborne he defeated in the quarter finals today Colin Lloyd. Other quarterfinal winners were Mervyn King, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson.
Steve Farmer now will meet Gary Anderson - who needed some time to get into his match against Andy Smith - in the semi-finals tonight. In the other semifinal Mervyn King and Phil Taylor will stand at the oche.
Results
Reports Quarterfinals
Result Table



5. February
Players Championship Finals - Evening
Two of the second round matches played tonight ended with rather surprising results - Wes Newton defeated Mark Webster and the number 1 seed Ssimon Whitlock was eliminated from the tournament by Mervyn King.
In the other two matches Terry Jenkins defeated Steve Beaton and Phil Taylor progressed comparatively easy against James Wade.
Tomorrow afternoon the quarter-ginals will be played, tomorrow night the semifinals and the final will take place.
Results
Reports Day 3
Result Table



Players Championship Finals
The first second round matches this afternoon were won by a rather impressive Andy Smith, by Steve Farmer with another strong performance, By Gary Anderson who gain had an average of over 100 and by a clinical playing Colin Lloyd.
Tonight the other four second round matches will be played.
Results
Reports Day 3
Result Table



4. February
Darts Performance Centre
A team from the Darts Performance Centre travels to Eastbourne and offers the players a totally new view on their throw with the help of video analysis. A report and two examples for what they did and how it worked and immediately improved the performance.
Take a peer at our `coach` trip to Eastbourne



Players Championship Finals
The biggest surprise of the first evening of the Players Championship Finals in Doncaster was probably Steve Farmer's 6:1 win over Mark Walsh. Ronnie Baxter, who won one of the Players Championships in Halle last weekend, lost 6:2 to Andy Smith.

All other matches of the evening were won by the slightly favoured players and Colin Osborne, Dennis Priestley, Jamie Caven, Kevin Painter, Gary Anderson and Colin Lloyd progressed into the second round though only Jamie Caven could celebrate a clear win.
Tonight the last matches of the first round will be played for which among others Phil Taylor and the new World Champion Adrian Lewis will stand at the Oche.
Results
Reports Day 1



3. February
Players Championship Finals
Tonight in Doncaster the Players Championship Finals will start with the first eight matches of round 1.
You can only follow the tournamnet via stream on pdc.tv - it is not televised. It will start at 7 pm British time. Last years champion Paul Nicholson couldn't qualify over the Players Championship Oder of Merit qualifizieren so there'll be a new champion this year.
Raymond van Barneveld will not be under the participants as well as he played not many floor tournaments last year.
Participants and Draw
Tournament Information



2. February
Coaching by Professionals
I've stumbled over this recently though I can't tell you yet how many "PDPA Approved Senior Coaching Professionals" already exist.
One of those is Bob Anderson who has recovered from his knee surgery. You can't only book him for exhibitions again - you can now even book coaching with him - a 2x2 hours coaching. <
You can find some more details on his fansite on Facebook:
Bob-The-Limestone-Cowboy-Anderson-fans-page



1. February
Players Championship Final
As the PDC announced the tournament will not be televised this year. But one can follow it in a live stream by Perform - who streams the Championship League Darts as well - on pdc.tv.
As all other streams this one of course will cost as well. One has to register over the PDC Homepage for pdc.tv. Should you only want to watch this tournament a "Monthly International Pass" for 6.99 pound will do.



Las Vegas Open
The dominating players of this years Las Vegas Open were Stacy Bromberg and Larry Butler. Bromberg won the 501 Singles, ended second in the Cricket singles and won together with Darin Young the Mixed Doubles and together with Young and Sean Moran the Mixed Triples.
As Bromberg Larry Butler won the 501 Singles and was second in men's Cricket. Together with Bob Sinnaeve he won the Open Doubles Cricket.
Darin Young was together with Bill Davis the winner of the men's doubles, the ladies doubles title went to Cali West and Robin Curry.



German Gold Cup
The winner of the Men's singles was Thomas Junghans from Switzerland, the Women's single title won the dutch Aileen de Graf The youth titles went to two German players: Ann Kathrin Wigmann and Max Hopp.
The double Jenkins/Westermann won the Women's doubles tournament, Salmen/Seifert were the Men's doubles winners..



30. January
Baxter wins on Sunday
The second Players Championship in Halle was won by Ronnie Baxter who defeated in the final Antonio Alcinas from Spain 6:4. Oother players reaching the semi-finals were Mark Walsh and Denis Ovens.
Phil Taylor - playing with new darts - today stood in the quarterfinals where he lost to Denis Ovens. Raymond van Barneveld, who had reached the quarterfinals was eliminated today in round three by Mark Webster
Participants and Results



29.January
King wins first Players Championship
The first PDC Players Championship 2011 was won by Mervyn King. He defeated in the final Vincent van der Voort with 6:1.
Simon Whitlock and John Henderson - who till recently played in the BDO and who won a PDC Tour Card during the Qualifying School - were the other two semi-finalists. Dave Chisnall - another former BDO player - threw a nine-darter in his first PDC tournament.
Phil Taylor was defeated in round 4 by Andy Smith, Raymond van Barneveld reached the quarter-finals but then lost to Simon Whitlock.
Participants and Results



28. January
German Gold Cup
This weekend in Germany the German Gold Cup will be played a DDV/WDF ranking tournament.
As many of the German top players have got a PDC Tour Card those will play the PDC Players Championships in Halle this weekend, even the number 1 of the German women decided to play in Halle.
So the Gold Cup this year might turn out quite an interesting event.



27. January
PDC Players Championships Halle
The first two Players Championships 2011 will be played at 29. and 30. January in Halle.
Those are the first two events after the introduction of the Tour Card but as the Players Championships are not played in England European day members are allowed to play as well alongside of 16 qualifiers from a qualifier on Friday.
Not all Tour Card holders will travel to Germany. Under those who chose to stay at home are the new World Champion Adrian Lewis and the runner-up Gary Anderson.
Participants and Information



25. January
Never again: PDC Women's World Championship?
It is not really official but Rod Harrington confirmed talking to Stacy Bromberg - the first and as it looks at the moment only ever PDC Unicorn Women's World Champion - that there will not be another Women's World Championship - at least not this year.
It looks the PDC was not too happy with the number af participants and especially unhappy with the interest of the Top BDO players though it looks it was not only lacking interest but due to overlapping tournament dates. The Women's World Championship was lanced comparatively short noticed and the players had already planned and booked their year.



Players Championship Finals
At the moment it looks this tournament will neither be televised nor streamed this year.
ITV has cancelled it's television broadcast due to financial difficulties and till now the PDC couldn't find another TV channel to televise the tournament.



Grand Slam of Darts 2011
The PDC has announced today that the tournament will now be telvised for the next three years by Sky Sports. ITV which till now televised the GSOD had to withdrew due to financial difficulties.
Beside this the PDC announces that BDO players will still be invited though only the last four of the Lakeside World Championship and now longer the finalists of the World Masters.
Not again invited are any female players. Last year Francisca de Hoenselaar was replaced by the two finalists of the PDC Women World Championship Stacy Bromberg and Tricia Wright but both were not invited for a second year as all the male tournament winners are.



Australian Grand Prix
The first tournament weekend of the Australian Grand Prix brought wins for Arnel Galvez and Bill Aitken.
Galvez won on Saturday - he defeated in the final Steve Duke.
The tournament on Sunday was won by Bill Aitken, he defeated Anthony Fleet in the final.



24. January
The DRA fines again
As already anticipated Colin Lloyd was fined by the DRA for his behaviour in his match against Andree Welge during the PDC World Championship - he has to pay 1000 pound for punching the dartboard and 1000 pound for throwing his darts on the stage after the end of the match.
But Lloyd is not the only player who has to pay a fine for his behaviour during the World Championship - both Paul Nicholdon was fined too while Adrian Lewis has to pay for his behaviour during the World Grand Prix. James Wade has to pay 250 pound for an obscene gesture on stage during the World Grand Prix and the U 21 World Champion Arron Monk starts in his 2011 season on the Pro Tour with a "break" of three months for the way he acted at three different tournaments last year.



Darts Rag-Bag
Often one can find reports which just are not worth a place on the "First Page" but which to ignore totally would be a pity.
For such reports in the "Miscellaneous" you now can find the Darts Rag-Bag.
The first news to appear there are some "leftovers" of the two World Championships - the
"World Championship Splinters"



22. January
DDV Meeting 22. January
Today the DDV met to find a new board after the almost complete old board had resigned at the end of last year.
Not all positions could be filled in the meeting but the DDV has got a new viable board which looks like this:
President: Kai Pfeiffer
Vicepresident: Johann Peltzer
Treasurer: Sabine Köhler
Secretary: Elke Unterberg



Quebec Open
Last weekend the Quebec Open were played. Winner of the Women's tournament was Robin Curry, Marcel Simmard won the Men's competition.
Robin Curry defeated the Canadian Number 1, Cindy Pardy, who had taken part in the PDC Unicorn Women World Championship last year, Marcel Simmard won against the Canadian Number 1 of the men, Terry Hayhurst.



PDC Youth Tour
The PDC has announced more details relating the new PDC Youth Tour.
The Youth Tour will be played most of the time parallel to the Pro Tour Tournaments - during 15 Pro Tour weekends on the Saturday a Youth Tour competition will take place.
All players between 14 - 20 years of age can take part. There'll be an own Order of Merit - the top 20 will qualify for the PDC Youth World Championship.



16. January
Tournament Calendar 2011
The Tournament Calendar for 2011 is now brought up to stand - all till now known dates of WDF, BDO and PDC tournaments were included.
Should more tournament dates be announced, the calendar will be updated.
Tournament Calendar



Qualifying School - Day 4
On the last day of Qualifying School Mick Todd, Peter Hudson, Ian Jodrill and Prakash Jiwa got a Tour Card. Both Jodrill and Jiwa already took part in the Uk Open Finals in Bolton, while Mick Todd played his first tournament only 18 months ago.
To fill up the field of Tour Card holders to 128 players, nine more Tour Cards were handed out according to the Qualifying School ranking.
Qualifying School



15. Januar
Qualifying School - Day 3
On Day three of the PDC Qualifying School with the Scottish player John Henderson another BDO player won a Tour Card. Henderson who played in the Grand Slam of Darts last year was delighted and is looking forward to a fresh start in the PDC.
Beside Henderson Michael Mansell from North Ireland who played recently in the PDC World Championship, Englishman Matt Jackson and Dyson Parody from Gibraltar, part of Team Gibraltar in the PDC World Cup got a Tour Card.
Qualifying School



14. January
Qualifying School - Tag 2
Day two of the Qualifying School developed into an international day.
Beside the German Michael Rosenauer South African Devon Petersen and Magnus Caris from Sweden won a Tour Card. Tour Card number four once again was won by a BDO player - Brian Woods.
Qualifying School



Premier League 2011
Following the Players Championship Finals the PDC Premier League 2011 will start.
Once again it will be played on 14 Thursdays and a Play-Off day in towns all over Great Britain(and Northern Ireland).
This years participants are Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Mark Webster and Terry Jenkins.
Premier League 2011



13. January
Qualifying School today
At the first day of the Qualifying School two of the four PDC Tour Cards were won by BDO players Dave Chisnall and Shaun Griffiths, who both recently played the BDO World Championship in Lakeside.
The two other cards were won by James Richardson and Shane O'Connor.

Qualifying School



PDC Players Championship Finals
The Players Championship Finals are the first Major PDC tournament after the World Championship and will be played from the 3. - 6. February.
Qualified to play the tournament are the Top 32 players of the PDC Players Championship Order of Merit. This order is a one year ranking and will start at nought after the tournament.
Paul Nicholson, who won the title in 2010 didn't earn enough money during last year's Players Championships and so will not play the tournament this year.

Players Championship Finals



12. January
PDC Qualifying School
Tomorrow in Wigan the PDC Qualifying School will start through which the last 32 of all in all 128 PDC Tour Cards will be allocated.
Without a Tour Card players can't any longer take part in PDC Players Championships played in the UK.

Beside a lot of PDC players who didn't mange to qualify over the PDC Order of Merit some BDO players and some international players will take part. The best known BDO players are John Henderson and Dave Chisnall, under the international players will be Gery Convery from Canada, Presten Ridd from New Zealand and Devon Peterson from South-Africa.
Qualifying School



9. January
Martin Adams again BDO World Champion
For the second time in a row Martin Adams won the BDO World Championship. In all it is his third World Champion title.

While Adams started confidently into the match and played commanding in the last two sets but inbetween Dean Winstanley in his first World Championship made him sweat. Adams suddenly threw weak scores and couldn't find the double and Winstanley kept his nerve and gote even a 5:4 lead. Only then Martins managed to have everything under control again and to hinder a sensation.
Results
Result Table



World Championship Blog 17

Review on the Semi-finals of the BDO World Championship and preview - on the PDC Qualifiying School
Day 17



8. January
PDC World Championship Gallery
As a review on the PDC World Championship 2011 you now can find a World Championship gallery on the site!
Gallery



BDO World Championship - Semi-Finals
In the first semi-final of the evening Martin Adams won 6:4 to Martin Phillips and once again had with around 91 the highest average of the day.
Jan Dekker, the young Dutchman, fighted and never gave in but was defeated in the end by Dean Winstanley - like Dekker playing his first World Championship - with 2:6.
So tomorrow in the final last years champion Martin Adams will meet debutant Dean Winstanley at the oche.
Results
Result-Table



World Championship Blog 16

Streakers and other persons turning up on stage. And "role models" and mentors...
Day 16



7. January
Trina Gulliver wins BDO Ladies World Championship
With a commanding performance against Rhian Edwards - who only played strong in parts - Trina Gulliver secured her ninth World Championship titel. She was much surer on the doubles then her opponent and deserved the win. Gulliver for the eleventh time took part in the eleven years old tournament, only two times she lost till now.
Both men's quarterfinals today were quite good matches. The match between Stephen Bunting and Dean Winstanley was won by Winstanley 5:1. Winstanley dominated the match despite a good performance by Bunting.
The second quarterfinal first looked like an easy win for Gary Thompson but suddenly his opponent - the young Dutchman Jan Dekker - got going and managed to draw 3:3 and 4:4. Thompson had match darts in the eighth set and chances to win the match in set nine but in the end it was Dekker who got the two legs advantage necessary to win the match. So the young Dutchman at his debut in Lakeside moved on into the semi-finals.
Results
Result-Table



First Equipment
You are a beginner and are looking for some advice for buying your first equipment?
I put together a list to help you on.
Buying your first equipment



World Championship Blog 15

We have the link between Leanardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and arousal levels and more of our usual rubbish!
Day 15



6. January
BDO World Championship - Day 6
The Ladies final will be played as last year between Trina Gulliver and Rhian Edwards. Both players won their seimi-finals 2:0, but while Irina Armstrong could at least win two legs from Gulliver and never really was far away Deta Hedman against Rhian Edwards didn't win a single leg and didn't find into the match at all.
The two quarter finals between Martin Adams and Ross Smith and Gary Robson and Martin Phillips were quite good matches. Martin Adams dominated his match and won 5:1. Gary Robson manged a 3:1 lead but then suddenly Martin Phillips found another gear and got clinical with his finishes. As they drew 4:4 the match went into a ninth set where finally Martin Phillips was the one to secure himself the necessary two-legs advantage. He advanced into the semi-finals and will meet there Martin Adams on Saturday.
Tomorrow the other two quarter finals and the Ladies final will be played.
Results
Result-Table



World Championship Blog 14

Lucky pants, nail chewing sportsman and "The Count(ing)" is back!
Day 14



5. January
BDO World Championship - Day 5
After the second round only four of 16 seeded players are still in the tournament - Martin Adams, Gary Robson, Gary Thompson and Dean Winstanley.
Today with Robbie Green and Scott Waites two seeded players were eliminated. Scott Waites showed a weak performance and lost in a not really good match 2:4 to Stephen Bunting. Certainly a surprise as Waites had won very convincingly in November last year the Grand Slam of Darts.
In the last match of the evening number three seed Dean Winstanly played a good match and defeated Robbie Green 4:1.
Tomorrow the ladies will play their semifinals and the men will play the first two quarterfinals.
Results
Result-Table



PDC Order of Merit updated
Due to the PDC World Championship the Order of Merit ranking changed.
You'll find the updated version here:
Order of Merit



Premier League participants
The PDC has announced the eight participants of the Premier League 2011.
Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Gary Anderson qualified as the Top Four of the PDC Order of Merit.
The four wildcards were given to Raymond van Barneveld, Terry Jenkins, Simon Whitlock and Mark Webster.
The Premier League will start on 10. February in the O2 arena in London. In the first match of the evening Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will stand at the oche.



PDC Awards Dinner
Phil Taylor got three awards during last nights PDC Awards Dinner in London. He was introduced in the PDC Hall of Fame, got the award as PDC Player of the Year and once again was voted as Fans Player of the Year.
Adrian Lewis got the Award for the best televised performance for his final match during the PDC World Championship, Simon Whitlock is now PDPA Player of the Year and Pro Tour Player of the Year, Mark Hylton got the Award as Newcomer of the Year and Arron Monk is Young Player of the Year.



4. January
BDO World Championship - Day 4
With Stuart Kellet today the number two seed was eliminated from the tournament. He was beaten in a more or less weak match by the young Dutchman Jan Dekker with 4:1. Kellet not even averaged 80, Dekker slightly above.
Not really good but at least a thriller was the match between Martin Phillips and Joey ten Berge which Phillips won with his last dart in an deciding leg 4:3.
In the best match of the evening last years runner-up Dave Chisnall lost to Gary Robson. Robson managed to prevent that Chisnall - who threw five 180s - got the 3:3 draw and won the match 4:2.
Results
Result-Table



World Championship Blog 13

Today Adrian Lewis and the outing in Lakeside are the main topics. And a little bit Predicting...
Day 13



3. January
Adrian Lewis is new PDC World Champion
In a thrilling final Adrian Lewis in the end prevailed over Gary Anderson who not really could take up his brillant performances earlier in the tournament.

Already in the first set Lewis caused a bang and threw a nine-darter, only the third one during all the PDC World Championships. The two others were thrown by Raymond van Barneveld.

For the most part of the match Lewis was the dominant player though he took himself a few times out during which Anderson always managed to get rather close. But Anderson just had too many problems hitting the important doubles to really be a danger for Lewis.
Results
Result-Table and Statistics
Report Final



BDO World Championship - Day 3
Today with the exception of Brian Woods, who lost to Stephen Bunting , all seeded players survived their first round matches. Scott Waites won convincingly with 3:0 against Ted Hankey, Robie Green got a 3:0 win as well only Dean Winstanley had a tough fight against Martin Atkins.
A lot of excitement aroused the first second round match, title holder Martin Adams only managed to win through in a Sudden Death Leg against former world Champion John Walton. In the second match Ross Smith defeated number nine seed Willy van de Wiel.
Results
Result-Table



U 21 Final
The winner of the first PDC Unicorn U 21 World Championship is Arron Monk. He defeated Michael von Gerwen with 6:4. Monk comparatively easy got himself a 4:1 lead an seemed to be in command of the match. But van Gerwen played a few strong legs and equalized. Monk managed to win the 9. leg with a brillant 121 bullseye finish and had the higher scores in the final leg.
A great performance from Arron Monk who never before stood on the big stage during a televised tournament.

U 21 World Championship



Two PDC World Championship Finals
Tonight before the big final the final of the first PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship between young Dutchman Michael van Gerwen and Arron Monk - son of Colin Monk - will be played. It could be an interesting match. Arron certainly is a very talented and determined player, van Gerwen to be sure has much more experience on the big stage. Van Gerwen took part in the "other" World Championship as well but lost an unconvincing match to Mensur Sulkovic. This now will be his first and only chance to win the Youth title as he is already older then the age limit of 21 years...

Followed will this be by the to be sure not less interesting final of the "real" World Championship between Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson. Both players are heavy scorers, both players throw a lot of 180s. Adrians weakness is that he tends to take some time out in a match and that he sometimes throws rather sloppy darts and gets a little bit careless. Andersons weakness is that sometimes his doubles seem to desert him but it looks he's overcome this weakness during the World Championship. So it really should be a great final of two very talented, rather fast throwing players. Who'll win is hard to predict even the betting companies don't offer a clear favorite...



World Championship Blog 12
The Darts Performance Centre has a look at the "other" World Championship and will have an outing. In the next blog a report will follow.
Day 12



More Walk-on Girls
You might have noticed it - there were two new walk-on girls last night. They will appear again tonight for the final and they are not Jess and Jess but Sam and Sam...

Walk-on-Girls



2. January
PDC World Championship - Semi-Finals
Even a member of the Royal Family was in the Alexandra Palace crowd during the semi-finals!
The first semi - final of the evening was won convincingly by Gary Anderson. Terry Jenkins just couldn't keep up with him.
The second semi-final between Adrian Lewis and Mark Webster was closely fight over. In the end Lewis prevailed with 6:4.
So in the final tomorrow evening Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis will meet.
Results
Result-Table and Statistics
Reports Semi-Finals



PDC Youth tournaments
The PDC today announced a new series of Youth tournaments for 2011 - the PDC Unicorn Youth Tour. It will consist of 15 events which will be played during the PDC Pro Tour weekends.
The events are open to all players aged 14 - 21. There'll be an own Order of Merit. And there'll be a second PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship.




BDO World Championship - Day 2
On the second day of the BDO World Championship with Tony O'Shea another seeded player crashed quite surprisingly out of the tournament. The other seeds progressed to second round.
In the ladies quarterfinals Rhian Edwards defeated Julie Gore and Deta Hedman won against Patricia De Peuter.

Results
Result-Table



World Championship Blog 11
Today poor finishing and a "shirty bull" are the topics of the blog...
Day 13



PDC World Championship
Phil Taylor's elimination of the World Championship today bothers the darts world. Will the 15 time World Champion come back? At the moment probably nobody will be able to answer the question - Taylor himself says he will. To be sure Taylor was not as well prepared for the tournament as in recent years. His mind was occupied with his newest grandson - who was born much prematurely and had too pass some time in intensive care. And his nomination for the BBC Sports Personality of the year where he was voted on second place kept him busy too so he didn't have as much time at the practice board as usually. And of course there still is the problem with his eyes - it will not have suddenly disappeared again.
So the next month will be interesting - will Taylor return to dominate? And shouldn't he manage - will he be contend with being one of several strong players?

Whatever will happen Global Darts is looking forward to the certainly interesting semi-finals, but shrinks back to predict the next World Champion out of that field of four very different players with different strengths. The betting companies see Gary Anderson in front. When he'll manage it to keep his nerves over two more matches he'll probably be invincible. But will he be able to do so?



1. January 2011
A Happy New Year to Everybody!!!


PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals Evening
Both of the quarterfinals played in the evening ended with a sensation - Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor were defeated by Gary Anderson and Mark Webster.
So this year definitely a new PDC World Champion will be crowned.
Tomorrow evening the semifinals will be played - Terry Jenkins will meet Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis will meet Mark Webster.
Results
Result-Table and Statistics
Reports Quarterfinals



BDO World Championship - Day 1
On the first day of the BDO World Championship in Lakeside with Mark Barilli, Ross Montgomery and Dave Prins already three seeded players were eliminated from the tournament.
Martin Adams had a few problems early in his match against Tony West but in the end got a convinving 3:1 win.
The ladies quarterfinals were won by the two seeded ladies Trina Gulliver and Irina Armstrong.

Results
Result-Table



PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals Afternoon
The first two quarterfinals brought wins for Terry Jenkins and Adrian Lewis.
While Jenkins had a hard and close battle against Wes Newton Lewis never had a problem against Vincent van der Voort.
Jenkins will now meet in the semifinals tommorrow either Gary Anderson or Raymond van Barneveld and Lewis now will meet Phil Taylor or Mark Webster.
Results
Result-Table and Statistics
Reports Quarterfinals



World Championships
Today the quarterfinals of the PDC World Championship will be played.
The BDO World Championship will start with six First Roand matches of the men and two quarterfinals of the women.
Global Darts will update all the results.



World Championship Blog 10
The Darts Performance Centre Blog to the New Year offers a more general insight in the advantages of performance analysis for different sports.
Day 12





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