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A very Happy 2013 to everybody!!



31. December
PDC World Championship - Semifinals
Michael van Gerwen won the first semi-final against James Wade with 6:4. In the third leg of the fifth Set he threw a nine-darter and produced almost another one in the next leg but missed the double 12 for it. Wade never gave in and managed the 3:3 but he couldn't hinder van Gerwen to win the following two sets. Wade stopped him and won his fourth leg but already in the following set van Gerwen was again in front and wrapped up victory with double 8.
In the second semi-final Phil Taylor already had a 5:1 lead when Raymond van Barneveld started a comeback and reduced the arrears to 4:5. But Taylor got ahead in the 10. set, prevented that the Dutchman could level and claimed the victory.
So in the final on 1. January Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor will stand at the oche.
Results
Result Table and Statistics
Match Reports Day 14, Semifinals



30. December
PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals 2
While the first two quarterfinals were rather one-sided the other two quarterfinals both developed into thrilling and hard fought matches. Wes Newton first had an advantage over James Wade and won the first two sets but then Wade proved to be more consistent and steadier on the doubles and won four sets in a row. Newton regained momentum and managed the 4:4 but somehow lost power in the deciding set again and Wade prevailed.
Had the first quarterfinal of the evening already been a good and thrilling match the second between reigning champion Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen was even better. Thanks to his higher scores van Gerwen at first dominated the match. But Lewis improved and then was a absolutely equal opponent, who scored more consistenly and was able to punish in the mid of the match van Gerwens double trouble with his own clinical finishing. This match as well went into a deciding ninth set. Lewis missed two matchdarts on double tops - key darts which decided the match in van Gerwens favour.
So the second semi-final tomorrow will be James Wade v Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Result Table and Statistics
Match Reports Day 13, Quarterfinals 2



29. December
World Championship Gallery
Of course I brought back some pictures from the Alexandra Palace in London!
The players pictures are online now.
Gallery



28. December
PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals 1
The first two quarterfinals of this year's World Championship were both rather one-sided affairs.
Simon Whitlock just couldn't find a way to stop a brilliant playing Raymond van Barneveld and lost 1:5. Andy Hamilton never really was in the match against a strong playing Phil Taylor, won only two legs and lost with 0:5.
So on Sunday one of the semi-finals will be Raymond van Barneveld against Phil Taylor.
But first tomorrow the other two quarterfinals will be played.
Results
Result Table and Statistics
Reports Day 12, Quarterfinals 1



PDC World Championship - Day 11, Evening
Despite an ancle injury Michael van Gerwen dominated his match against Colin Lloyd and won it 4:1. He progressed into the quarterfinals where he will mit on Saturday the reigning champion Adrian Lewis who won the last match of the evening against Kevin Painter 4:2. Though both players never played even near their best this match was the most interesting match in the evening session.
Before Raymond van Barneveld had dominated his match against Gary Anderson. Only in the first set the match lived up to expectations. After that Gary Anderson once again got into double trouble and even his usually scoring power seemed to have left him so that the Dutchman won 4:0.
Tonight the tournament will go on with the quarterfinals between Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld and the match between Phil Taylor and Andy Hamilton.
Results
Result Table and Statistics
Match Reports Day 11, Evening



27. December
PDC World Championship - Day 11, Afternoon
The third round match between Simon Whitlock and Dave Chisnall developed into the most thrilling match of the afternoon. The lead changed several times, both players didn't use some chances and in the end Simon Whitlock won in a tiebreaker 4:3.
Wes Newton never reached the impressive form of his second round match but clearly dominated against a comparatively weak Mark Walsh who only managed to win one set. James Wade didn't lose a single set gainst Vincent van der Voort but had a lot of luck and won the match 4:0. The Dutchman missed too many doubles and had to pay for it with the elimination from the tournament.
Results
Match Reports Day 11, Afternoon



PDC World Championship
Today the PDC World Championship will go on with the last matches of the third round in an afternoon - and an evening session.
The players will play for six more places in the quarterfinals, players like Michael van Gerwen, Simon Whitlock, reigning champion Adrian Lewis and five times World Champion Raymond van Barneveld will stand at the oche.
The Walk-on Girls from today onwards are two "old" aquaintances" - the Irish models Kelly Donegan and Hazel O'Sullivan.
Schedule, Results



PDC Qualifying School
121 players till now have registered for PDC Qualifying School which will take place from 17. - 20. January 2013 in Barnesley.
Beside new names one can find PDC players who fell out of the Top 64 like Barrie Bates or Kevin McDine. Beside there are some international names on the list - among those Canadian Ken McNeil, German wunderkind Max Hopp, Norwegian Robert Wagner and Jani Haavisto from Finland whoi recently impressed during the World Championship.
Players can register till 15. January.
Qualifying School



24. December

Merry Christmas!!!



PDC World Championship - Day 10, Evening
On the evening before the Christmas break the last second round match was played first. Michael van Gerwen had to come back from 0:2 against Peter Wright but in the end won 4:2 and progressed into third round. He'll play his third round match against Colin Lloyd after the break on 27. December.
The first two third round matches followed: Andy Hamilton defeated Terry Jenkins despite Jenkins' 13. Maxima with 4:1 and a much improved Phil Taylor whitewashed Robert Thornton who only won three legs in the match with 4:0.
So we know already that in one of the quarterfinal matches Andy Hamilton and Phil Taylor will meet.
Results
Result Table and Statistics



23. December
PDC World Championship - Day 10, Afternoon
In the afternoon of day 10 all the matches ended 4:2 for the winners Mark Walsh, Vincent van der Voort and James Wade.
Dean Winstanley threw a nine-darter in his match against Vincent van der Voort - the first nine-darter of this years tournament. Justin Pipe was unlucky against Mark Walsh as one of his shafts broke and he for some time had to use a dart of his opponent while his dart was repared behind the stage.
The two Walk-on Girls this week are Penny and Jessica Simpson. Penny Simpson is 18 years old and the younger and blond one of the sisters. She doesn't have a lot of experience as a model, this here is her first big appearance.
Results
Result Table and Statistics



22. December
PDC World Championship - Day 9, Evening
With convincing performances Wes Newton and Simon Whitlock progressed against Scott Rand and Colin Osborne to second round. Scott Rand never came near the level of his first round match.
World Champions Adrian Lewis progressed as well in the last match of the evening but had some problems with a Denis Ovens on a par who missed some chances. Not a convincing match for a World Champion but it's good to see Denis Ovens starts to revcover from the problems with his throwing arm.
Results
Result Table and Statistics



The door stays closed

First I thought there are no news from the Alexandra Palace...
But I found out there are a few.
The door stays closed





PDC World Championship - Day 9, Afternoon
The second round continued with the matches between Kevin Painter and Ronnie Baxter, Colin Lloyd and Mark Webster and Raymond van Barneveld and Brendan Dolan.
Kevin Painter and Ronnie Baxter played a rather close match which Painter won in the end as Baxter just didn't manage to use his chances. Colin Lloyd was too strong for Mark Webster and Raymond van Barneveld had less problems with Brendan Dolan then with his own performance but progressed to third round as well.
Results
Result Table and Statistics



Darts Perfomance Centre
To be sure the Darts Performance Centre has a look at the PDC World Championship as well. But is it really a World Championship? And what could players do better?
The PDC World Championship




PDC World Championship - Day 8, Evening
The second round matches of the evening brought two one-sided matches and another thriller.
First a very sure and well-playing Terry Jenkins defeated a John Part who just couldn't keep up with 4:1. In the last match of the evening a fighting but chance less Jerry Hendriks against Phil Taylor didn't fare better and lost with the same result.
Inbetween the battle of the evening between Paul Nicholson and Robert Thornton took place, in which Nicholson looked like the sure winner but Robert Thornton came back into the match. The lead changed several times till Robert Thornton won the match in a sudden death leg.
Results
Matchreports Day 8, Evening



21. December
PDC World Championship - Day 8, Afternoon
In the afternoon session the first three matches of the second round were played. Andy Hamilton was the first player to progress into the next round with a 4:1 win over Richie Burnett. With the same result Dave Chisnall defeated Daryl Gurney though it was not as easy as the scoreline looks. Chisnall in almost every leg had to come from behind to win the set.
The last match between Gary Anderson and John Bowles certainly was the match of the tournament so far and Gary Anderson only won because the debutant missed several matchdarts.
Results
Matchreports Day 8, Afternoon







The murals are back!!!

The from John Part missed mural is back on the wall of the Alexandra Palace!!! The Dennis Priestley banner is back too though it's slighthly hidden by the commentary box.




PDC World Championship - Day 7
On Day seven of the tournament in the last first round match finally on of the favorits for the win - Michael van Gerwen appeared on stage. He won his match 3:0 against darting legend Paul Lim but it was a hard fought for win against a really good playing win who even threw the first 170 finish of teh tournament.
Another player who was seen as a potential winner, Kim Huybrechts, was defeated in a close five set thriller by Scott Rand. Far less problems to progress had Vincent van der Voort against Stuart Kellert and Mark Walsh against Darren Webster.
With the end of the first round the World Championship competition is closed now.
Results
Matchreports Day 7



20. December
Retirement or might be not???

It's too early to say whether Dennis Priestley will really retire from darts...
But for another well-known face this PDC World Championship really will be the last!!!
Retirement or might be not???





PDC World Championship - Day 6
On the 6. day of the PDC World Championship again one of the matches ended in a tiebreaker - North American Darin Young and Colin Lloyd contested in a neck-to-neck race which finally in the last Set ended with a 6:4 win for Colin Lloyd.ieden wurde.
Beside the evening brought wins for Justin Pipe over an under par playing Andy Jenkins, a win from Ronnie Baxter over Dennis Priestley which charcterized by a lot of missed doubles and a rather one-sided win from Simon Whitlock over the Japanese qualifier Haruki Muramatsu who before had won his Preliminary Round match over an extremly nervous Dave Harrrington from New Zealand.
Results
Matchreports Day 6



19. December
Highgate Wood
Where can you find a wood which is more then 7000 years old???
Of course near the Alexandra Palace - otherwise I wouldn't have been here at this time of the year...

Highgate Wood



PDC World Championship - Day 5
Was the match between Jamie Caven and John Bowles yesterday's thriller of the evening today's match between Mervyn King and Dean Winstanley was even better. Again an fifth set was necessary which in the end Winstanley won 6:4 and just avoided a sudden death leg.
The other matches were more one-sided and all ended 3:0. Steve Beaton, Wes Newton and Colin Osborne progressed to second round though Colon Osborne had more problems against Lourence Ilagan then the scorelins tells. Ilagan before hat won his Preliminary Round match against Jamie Lewis with 4:3.
Results
Matchreports Day 5



18. December
Where...???

In the first of my PDC World Championship articles I offer you again some "Where" questions... and of course the answers as well!

Where...???



17. December
PDC World Championship - Day Four
On the fourth day of the PDC World Championship we could watch the resurrection of Mark Webster who showed a brillant performance against Ian White, two rather one sided 3:0 wins by Peter Wright over Arron Monk and of James Wade over Peter Hudson.
The last match of the evening developed into a thrilling battle between Jamie Caven and PDPA qualifier John Bowles which in the end John Bowles - who earlier in the evening had won his preliminary match against Carlos Rodriguez 2:4 - won in a tie breaker 3:2.
Results
Matchreports Day 4



The World - Grand Final
Takehiro Suzuki from Japan won the final of this years "The World" tournament series against Christian Perez from the Philippines.
Last years champion Paul Lim and American Raymond Carver stood in the semi-finals. Paul Lim then travelled on to London where he'll play on Thursday in the preliminary round of the PDC World Championship against Mohd Latif Sapup.
The World



PDC World Championship - Day Three
With a sensationell performance - the best of the tournament so far - Raymond van Barneveld defeated Michael Smith and progressed to second round where he'll meet another winner of the evening Northern Irelands Brendan Dolan who came ill into the tournament.
The two other matches of the evening were won by the favorits as well though Andy Hamilton had to fightback into his match against James Richardson and Gary Anderson had more problems with Jani Haavisto then the clear result shows.
The Preliminary match was won by Jani Haavisto who defeated his fellow country man Jarkko Komula 4:2.
Results



16. December
PDC World Championship - Day Two, Evening
On the evening of the second first round day all the Top 32 players won their matches and progressed into second round.
Dave Chisnall, John Part and Phil Taylor won their matches 3:0 while Denis Ovens had a more difficult battle against young German Max Hopp but won in the end 3:2. Max Hopp had impressed in his preliminary macth against South African Charl Pietersen but couldn't take up his performance against a very nervous Denis Ovens.
Results
Matchreports Day 2, Evening



15. December
PDC World Championship - Day Two, Afternoon
The afternoon session ended with two upsets. In the first match Dutchman Jerry Hendriks - who had qualified by the European Order of Merit - elimnated Wayne Jones with a 3:0 win. The second upset was caused by Daryl Gurney from Northern Ireland - the winner of this years Irish Matchplay- who defeated Andy Smith with 3:1. Gurney had before won his preliminary round match against Robert Marijanovic from Croatia with 4:3.
Other winners of the afternoon were Terry Jenkins who had now problems against Steve Brown and defeated him 3:0 and Richie Burnett who had won a real battle against James Hubbard with 3:2.
Results
Matchreports Day 2, Afternoon



PDC World Championship - Day One
The first evening of the World Championship brought clear wins for the favorits who dominated their matches. The least convincing winner was reigning champion Adrian Lewis who got into trouble against young Dutchman Gino Vos but managed to win 3:1. All other matches ended 3:0. Kevin Painter, Robert Thornton and Paul Nicholson progressed beside Lewis into second round.
The preliminary round match was won by Leung Chun Nam from Hong Kong who defeated German Andree Welge 4:1.
Matchreports Day 1



14. December
PDC World Championship 2013
Tonight the PDC World Championship 2013 will begin in the Alexandra Palace in London.
Robert Thornton and Magnus Caris will open the tournamnt. Later in the evening Reigning Champion Adrian Lewis will play against Gino Vos.
Wayne Mardle, Eric Bristow and Rod Harrington this year set on a win by Phil Taylors and see Michael van Gerwen as second favorit.
Daniella Allfree and Jessica Bradder will accompany the players during the first week on stage.

Participants, Draw, Schedule



The World - Grand Final
At the weekend in Hong Kong the final of the second World - Soft-Dart tournament will be played. Three of the participants then will play next week the PDC World Championship as well: Reigning Champion Paul Lim, Darin Young, qualified as first of the North American ranking for the PDC World Championship, and Lourence Ilagan, winner of the Philippine qualifier who at the moment tops the "World" Ranking.
Most of the participants are from Asia but there are secveral Americans, S´panish players (Antonio Alcinas), players from France, the UK and with Rob Modra even an Australian. anführt
On Sunday the Grand Final will be streamed live on dartslive from 18.00 Hong Kong time.
The World



13. December
World Championship Competition
This year again Globaldarts will offer competitions for both World Championships.
The format will be the same as last year, first price this year will be a one year membership in the Darts Performance Centre and a set Performance Darts (you can choose which weight) The second and the third of the competiotions will get a price as well.
Details of the PDC World Championship Competition you can find here:
Competition



12. December
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane
Adam "Thorn" Smith of course is still travelling around. So before he boarded the Grand Princess for a cruise he visited a friend in South Beach, Miami and "inspects" the local darts scene.
In the Bullseye of a hurricane - Part 1



10. December
Zuiderduin Masters
Anastasia Dobromyslova, Stephen Bunting and Quin Wester are the winnery of the Zuiderduin Masters.
Anastasia Dorbomyslova defeated in the final Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands with 2:1. In the men's tournament all Dutch players were eliminated already in th semi-finals. Stephen Bunting then defeated Alan Norris in the final 5:0.
In the Youth's final Quin Wester won against Kenny Neyens with 2:0.
Zuiderduin Masters



6. December
Schedule PDC World Championship
The PDC now published the detailed schedule for the World Championship.
The tournament will be opened on Friday, 14. December with the first round match between Robert Thornton and Magnus Caris. Reigning Champion Adrian Lewis will play later in the evening against Gino Vos. Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will start their challenge on Sunday.
Schedule



Zuiderduin Masters
Tomorrow the Zuiderduin Masters will began - the last important WDF/BDO before the BDO World Championship in January. 24 men, six women and six male youth will take part. First round robin will be played-
The Zuiderduin Masters are an invitation tournament - most participants come from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Zuiderduin Masters



5. Dezember
German ladies win Lorna Croft Friendship Cup
The German team prevailed in a deciding leg against the Dutch rivals and won the tournament.
The deciding leg had been necessary when on the second day of the tournament two Dutch ladies met in the singles final and both teams because of this had the same number of points. After the first day the German team had been in the lead.



Could it be Brendan Dolan's fault?

Dartoid believes in the "butterfly effect". So it really could be possible that it's Brendan Dolan's fault Dartoid sucks as a dart player...
Could it be Brendan Dolan's fault?




WDF Results
This year's Italian Grand Masters were won by Mer-Cabrill Allarce and Barbara Osti - both from Italy.
This year's Czech Open were dominated by the English players. Scott Waites won the men's singles title - he defeated in the final Martin Atkins. The ladies title won Rachel Brooks who won her final against Deta Hedman. The two youth tiles wnet to Czech Filip Sebasta and Sarah Rosen from Sweden.
The Estonia Open winners were Darius Labanauskas from Lithunia and von Irina Armstrong who represented Russia.



4. December
Draw PDC World Championship
Today the draw for the first round of the PDC World Championship 2013 took place which will begin on 14. December.
Reigning champion Adrian Lewis will play in his first round match Belgian Gino Vos. The 15times world champion Phil Taylor will meet in his first match Michael Mansell from Ireland.
The exact schedule of the World Championship will be published tomorrow.
During the draw the new Sid Waddell winner's trophy was unveiled which will keep alive the memory of sky commebtator Sid Waddell who passed away in August.
Draw



3. December
European Tour 2013
The PDC now published first details about the European Tour 2013.
The Tour will consist of eight events. Four will be played in Germany and one each in England, Austria, Gibraltar and Holland. The price money will increase. The field of participants will look similar to this year - players can qualify by the Order of Merit and qualifiers in the UK and Europe.
European Tour



Phil Taylor wins Players Championship Finals
With a 13:6 win over Belgian Kim Huybrechts Phil Taylor regained the Players Championship Finals title. Huybrechts had managed to keep up till the 6:6 but then Taylor pulled away and won the next seven legs to victory. For Taylor it was the third Players Championship Finals title.
Before the final two a little bit one sided semi-finals were played. Huybrechts had defeated in his semi-final Justin Pipe 11:6 while Taylor clearly dominated his semi-final against Simon Whitlock. He won it 11:2 - the Australian never really was in the match.
Results
Report Final



2. December
Players Championship Finals - Quarterfinals
The Sunday afternoon ended with two thrilling and very close quarterfinals. While in the first two quarterfinals Kim Huybrechts and Justin Pipe thanks to their better quote on the doubles prevailed comparatively clear the last two quarterfinals between Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor and Andy Hamilton developed into real battles. Anderson in the end payed for missed doubles and was beaten 8:10 while Phil Taylor against Andy Hamilton showed an unbelievable comeback. He was already 3:7 behind but then closed the gap leg by leg, levelled 9:9, had the thrown in the last leg and kept his nerve to win 10:9.
So the two semi-finals tonight will look like this:
Kim Huybrechts v Justin Pipe
Simon Whitlock v Phil Taylor



Players Championship Finals
In in the second round of the Players Championship Finals the afternoon brought wins for Justin Pipe, Peter Wright, Kim Huybrechts and Gary Anderson.
In the evening the winners were Andy Hamilton, Simon Whitlock, Phil Taylor - against Adrian Lewis, who's son was born early on Saturday morning - and Mervyn King.



1. December
Players Championship Finals
Already in the first round of the Players Championship Finals there were some upsets.
Reigning champion Kevin Painter was eliminated with 3:6 defeat against Michael van Gerwen. Number 1 seed Dave Chisnall was white washed 6:0 by Wayne Jones. Raymond van Barneveld lost a very close match against Steve Beaton as did Terry Jenkins against Mervyn King. Adrian Lewis came from hospital where he had stayed with his wife waiting for the birth of his son and returned immidiately there after his 6:3 win over Jamie Caven.
Today the second round will be played again in an afternoon and an evening session. There will be a lot of interesting matches among them another clash between the two Scotsman Robert Thornton and Gary Anderson in the afternoon and in the evening the match between Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis.
Results



29. November
Walk-on Girls
During the Grand Slam of Darts a few new Walk-on Girls accompanied the players to the stage.
Three of them - Beth Dust, Jamie Lee Williams and Daniella Allfree - you can now find in the who is who, it's not much known about the fourth - Kimberley Braithwaite.
Jamie Lee Williams and Daniella Allfree will probably be the two Walk-on Girls during the Players Championship Finals at the weekend.
Who is Who



28. November
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a look at the Players Championships Finals and detects the developement of the Butlins resorts and the development in darts have a lot in common.
The tournament should be a real high class tournament and there are several favourits...
Hi De Di



27. November
Players Championship Finals
The PDC now published the detailed schedule for the Players Championship Finals which will begin on Friday.
All First Round matches will be played on Friday in an afternoon- and an evening session. The match between Ian White and Michael Smith opens the tournament. Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson will play in the evening.
Participants, Draw, Schedule
Tournament Information



26. November
Participants PDC World Championship 2013

After todays PDPA Qualifier the field of participants of the PDC World Championship 2013 is complete.
The draw for the Preliminary Round already took place - the draw for the First Round will be on 4. December.
Participants, Draw Preliminary Round, Schedule



Stuart Kellett wins PDPA World Championship Qualifier
Today the PDC weekend in Barnsley ended with the PDPA Qualifier for the PDC World Championship 2013.
Stuart Kellett won the final against John Bowles with 5:1. By the win he got a place in the First Round of the World Championship while the runner-up John Bowles got the last place in the Preliminary Round and will play against Carlos Rodriguez.
Results, Participants



Czech Open

Winer of the Czech Open Singles Titles were Scott Waites and Rachel Brooks.
Scott Waites defeated Martin Atkins in the final while Rachel Brooks won against Deta Hedman. Best Czech player was Iveta Bruska on fifth place in the Women Singles.




25. November
Another win for van Gerwen
Michael van Gerwen won the last Players Championship of the year in Barnsley. For van Gerwen it was the 6. win on this year's Pro Tour. He defeated in the final Phil Taylor who already had lost yesterday's final to Dave Chisnall.
In the semi-finals stood Robert Thornton and Adrian Lewis. Dennis Priestley reached as yesterday teh quarterfinals. in the fourth round Irishman Connie Finnan in his match against Wes Newton threw a nine-darter.
Results, Participants



24. November
Chisnall gets win in Barnsley
Dave Chisnall was the winner of the last but one Players Championship this year. For Chisnall it was already the fifth Pro Tour title in 2012. Chisnall defeated in the final Phil Taylor with 6:2 and now heads the Pro Tour Order of Merit almost uncatchable.
The semifinals reached Michael van Gerwen and Robert Thornton. Dennis Priestley again showed a great performance and played himself into the quarterfinals.
Results, Participants



23. November
Grand Slam of Darts Gallery

As last part of my GSOD coverage a gallery in which you hopefully can find all players in action. Which was not really easy - I almost forgot the later winner Raymond van Barneveld...
Gallery




22. November
PDC Weekend in Barnsley
At the weekend in Barnsley the last two Players Championships in 2012 will be played. The Players Championships count both for the participation in the Players Champiuonship Finals - starting 30. November - and the PDC orld Championship 2013.
On Monday in the same venue in Barnsley the PDPA Qualifier for the World Championship will take place by which two players can win a place in the tournament.
Participants



20. November
PDC World Championship
By now the last international qualifiers for the PDC World Championship 2013 are known.
Robert Marijanovic from Croatia won the East Europe Qualifier while Mohd Latif Sapup from Malaysia won the South East Asia Qualifier.
After the two Players Championships next weekend and the PDPA Qualifier on the following Monday the field of participants will be complete.
PDC World Championship 2013



BDO/WDF Results
Winner of the Sunparks Masters were Stephen Bunting from England and Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands. Both winners of the Youth tournaments were from the Netherlans as well: Jeffrey de Zwaan and Marilou Daamen.
Ryan Ocampo from the Philippines and Tina Chan from Hong Kong won the Hong Kong Open.
The Ted Clements Memorial in New Zealnd was won by Peter Hunt and Polly Luke.
The Malta Open winners were John Michael from Greece and Casey Gallagher from England.



19. November
Where is Eric???
My last article about this years Grand Slam tries to answer the question "Where is Eric Bristow?"
But of course it's about the last group matches of Groups E-H as well...
Where is Eric???




18. November
Raymond van Barneveld wins Grand Slam
Raymond van Barneveld is the new Grand Slam Champion. He dereated in the final his young country man Michael van Gerwen with 16:14. Van Gerwen couldn't keep up nor the scoring nor the finishing of his previous matches. Van Barneveld got in the lead early in the match. Van Gerwen several times came close but never managed to draw and van Barneveld finally sealed his win with an 11-darter.
For van Barneveld it was the first Major Title since five years.
Results
Report Semi-finals and Final



The place is haunted!

The Woverhampton Civic Hall can give you the creeps. Especially when it's late in the evening or in the middle of the night.
And by some of the Grand Slam matches the ghosts seem to have had a hand in...
The place is haunted!





Grand Slam - Semifinals
In both semi-finals this afternoon the Dutch players were not to be stopped. First Raymond van Barneveld defeated Andy Hamilton- who showed a lot of bottle - with 16:12. Then Michael van Gerwen punished merciless Dean Winstanley's slow start in the match and won 16:8.
So tonight we'll have an all Dutch final between Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen!
Results



16. November
Grand Slam - Quarterfinals
The quarterfinals of the Grand Slam were played today in an afternoon- and an evening session. In the afternoon Dean Winstanley and Andy Hamilton progressed with wins over Kevin Painter and John Part in the semi-finals.
In the evening Raymond van Barneveld defeated Christian Kist and Michael van Gerwen defeated Scott Waites.
The tournament will go on tomorrow afternoon with the matches Andy Hamilton v Raymond van Barneveld and Dean Winstanley v Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Reports Quarterfinals



Christmas is not far away!

In Birmingham in the last weeks before Christmas one could almost believe to be in Germany.
They've got a "Frankfurt Christmas Market"!
Christmas is not far away!





Grand Slam of Darts - Last 16 Second Evening
Andy Hamilton defeated in a close and thrilling match Gary Anderson, who really showed another new shirt - with 10:9 and progressed into the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam where he'll meet John Part. The Canadian thanks to the much better quote on the doubles won against Brendan Dolan with 10:6.
In the other matches of the evening Christian Kist with another convincing performance won 10:9 against Wes Newton and Raymond van Barneveld defeated without problems Wesley Harms.
So we'll see the following quarterfinals: In the afternoon Winstanley and Painter will meet and Part and Hamilton. In the evening Scott Waites will play Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will play Christian Kist. Kist and Barneveld already met in the group phase and Kist had been the winner.
Results
Report Day 7



Grand Slam of Darts - Last 16 First Evening
Michael van Gerwen defeated Phil Taylor under the last 16 with 10:5 and threw the reigning Champion out of the tournament. First it was a head to head match but somehow the young Dutchman gained the upper hand in the high class contest and managed to win five legs in a row to victory.
Other winners of the evening were Dean Winstanley over Arron Monk, Kevin Painter over Mervyn King and Scott Wates over Robert Thornton in the closest match of the evening.
Results
Report Day 6



14. November
Grand Slam - Last Group Matches Groups E - H
On the last day of the round robin phase of the Grand Slam the table of Group E was mixed up considerably. Gary Anderson lost to Adrian Lewis while John Part won against Tony O'Shea. So Part heads the table and Anderson comes second. Both progressed to second round.
In Group F Andy Hamilton stayed head of the table while Brendan Dolan is in second place due to the better leg difference.
From Group G Wesley Newton and Wesley Harm progress as 1 and 2 of the table.
Group H ended with Raymond van Barneveld on top and Christan Kist in second place.
Results
Report Day 5



13. November
Grand Slam - Last Group Matches Groups A - D
The last Group Matches of the Groups A - D brought some surprising results. For the biggest upset Dean Winstanley was responsible who with a 1:5 win over Simon Whitlock threw the Australian despite his two wind out of the tournament while Kevin Painter progressed to second round.
Almost as surprising was Scott Waites 2:5 win over Phil Taylor by which Waites ended as head of the table of Group A and Taylor on second place. Not as surprising were results in Groups B and D whereh Michael van Gerwen and Mervyn King stayed undefeated in first place of the table. Michael van Gerwen had not many problems against Ted Hankey who almost couldn't see the dart boards due to problems with his left eye. Second in Groups B and D are Arron Monk and Robert Thornton, who progressed as well to second round.
Results
Report Day 4



Poppies and Moustaches
To be sure most of the people following the Grand Slam will have noticed that players and officials wear poppies and stand on stage unshaven.
There is no connection between the two, but both is not without reason.
Poppies and Moustaches




Northern Ireland Open
Deta Hedman and Daryl Gurney are the winners of the Northern Ireland Open.
Deta Hedman won together with Robbie Green the Mixed Pairs and together with Rachel Brooks the Ladies Pairs as well.

12. November
Grand Slam - Second group matches E - H
Gary Anderson new outfits seem to bring him luck - after his second win in group E over Tony O'Shea he's the first player through to second round while World Champion Adrian Lewis is after his 2:5 loss against John Part in the same group out of the tournament.
All other players still could be progress, best chances after their second wins today have Wes Newton, BDO World Champion Christian Kist, who defeated his countryman and fife times World Champion Raymond van Barneveld and Andy Hamilton.
Results
Report Day 3



11. November
Grand Slam - Second Group Matches A - D
In the evening the second Group Matches of Groups A - D took place. Mervyn King, Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen all got their second wins and now head their groups.
In the losers against losers matches Scott Waites, Ted Hankey, James Wade and Dean Winstanley could celebrate a win and are in the race again.
But all last of the tables still have a chance as well to progress.
Results
Report Day 2 - Afternoon



And Soccer once again...

In Wolverhampton not only darts are played, soccer is for many years a very important part of life.
So my first Grand Slam article is about soccer - well, and about darts!
And Soccer once again...




Grand Slam of Darts
The group matches of groups E - H began with a surprisingly high defeat of Paul Nicholson by Brendan Dolan. Nicholson had presented himself in good from recently but he couldn't keep up with the player from Northern Ireland.
It was not the only surprise of the afternoon. BDO's young Wesley Harms defeated Terry Jenkins with 5:2, Tony O'Shea managed a close 5:4 win over World Champion Adrian Lewis and BDO World Champion average around 98 winning against local favorite Wayne Jones with 5:1.
Other winners of the afternoon were Andy Hamilton over nevertheless much improved Barrie Bates, Raymond van Barneveld who whitewashed Mark Walsh, Gary Anderson in one of his new shirts in a very close match against John Part and Wes Newton in convincing fashion over Martin Phillips.
Results
Report Day 2 - Afternoon



10. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Michael van Gerwen had with 103 the highest average of the evening and defeated in the first round of group matches Steve Beaton with 5:2.
Other winners of the evening were a convincing Phil Taylor, a strong playing Robert Thornton who whitewashed Ted Hankey, Kevin Painter in a close match against Dean Winstanley, a reinvigorated Mark Webster, Mervyn King and Simon Whitlock who both were just too strong for their young opponents Jan Dekker and James Hubbard and Arron Monk who defeated a luckless James Wade.
Results
Report Day 1



PDC World Championship- II
Carlos Rodriguez won the South Europe qualifier for the PDC World Championship 2013. He defeated in the final Stefan Couwenberg with 6:5 and will now play in the Preliminary Round of the World Championship
Players from Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra, Monaco, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium could take part in the qualifier played in Avila, pain. 110 players registered for the qualifier.
Participants World Championship



PDC World Championship I
Max Hopp won the West Europe qualifier for the PDC World Championship 2013. He defeated in the final Maik Langendorf with 6:1 and will now play in the Preliminary Round of the World Championship
Players from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta, San Marino and Liechtenstein were allowed to play the qualifier in Bielefeld. All in all only 31 players took part - most of them from Germany.



8. November
Interview with Martin Phillips
Martin Phillips is one of the well-known faces of the BDO. Due to his performances during the BDO World Championships 2010 and 2011 he this year for the third time was invited to play the Grand Slam. Last year he played himself under the last 16 of the tournament where he lost to his fellow country man Mark Webster.
This year Phiilps was not really succesfull and sank down the BDO rankings a little bit but two weeks ago he won the Turkish Open in Antalya.
To the Interview



7. November
Darts Performance Centre

The Grand Slam of Darts comes closer and closer. And the Darts Performance Centre in a preview tells us it's ideas about the tournament.
Grand Slam of Darts - Preview




6. November
Draw Grand Slam
Yesterday evening the group draw for the Grand Slam of Darts took place which will begin on Saturday in Wolverhampton.
Reigning champion Phil Taylor and seven other players are seeded. In his Group A Taylor will meet in the round-robin phase Scott Waites, Mark Webster and Co Stompe. Reigning BDO World Champion Christian Kist, who last weekend wass the runner up in the men's singles of the WDF Europe Cup, will play in his Group H against Raymond van Barneveld, Mark Walsh and local favorit Wayne Jones.
Beside the PDC published the exact schedule of the first group matches.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



PDC Rankings updated
Due to the two Players Championships at the weekend in Crawley there were slight changes in the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
Beside the weekend brought the last Youth Tour Events in 2012 and we now have a final Youth Tour Order of Merit for 2012. The Top 32 of this order are qualified for the next PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship.
PDC Rankings



5. November
Darts Perfomance Centre

In the newest article Coaching Clinic adresses two problems a lot of dart players worry about: the nerves and how to handle them in competition and why it's so difficult to bring your performance at the practice board to the competition board.
Coaching Clinic 12



Arron Monk wins on Sunday as well
Arron Monk won the second Youth Tour Event of teh weekend as well, the last one of this year's PDC Youth Tour. In the final he defeated Mathhew Dennant with 4:0
In the semi-finals stood Shaun Griffiths and Vouter Waes.



4. November
Michael van Gerwen won Players Championship on Sunday

Michael van Gerwen won the second Players Championship of the weekend in Crawley. He defeated in a close final Ian White with 6:5. For the young Durchman it was already the 6. win on this years Pro Tour.
The semi-finals reached yesterday's winner Simon Whitlock and Dave Chisnall.
Results, Participants



Grand Slam of Darts
After Arron Monk's win in yesterday's Youth Tour Event all participants of this years Grand Slam are known. The last place got Monk as winner of the Youth Tour Order of Merit.
As this year all places were already taken the qualifier over which in former years two places were on offer was cancelled.
Participants, Schedule



Arron Monk wins Youth Tour Event
Arron Monk won the first of two Youth Tour Events this weekend in Crawley. He defeated in the final Chris Aubrey with 4:1.
The semi-finals reached Samuel Head and Adam Hunt.
By his win it is already decided before the last Youth Tour Event today that Monk will be on first place in the Youth Tour Order of Merit 2012. So he'll get an invitation for the Grand Slam of Darts which will begin next week in Wolverhampton. Beside Monk assured he'll get a place in the PDC World Championship 2013 even should he fail to qualify by the Pro Tour Order of Merit.



3. November
Simon Whitlock wins in Crawley

Simon Whitlock won the first of two Players Championships this weekend in Crawley. He defeated in the final Dennis Priestley with 6:2.
The semifinals reached Michael van Gerwen and Ian White.
Results




WDF Europe Cup
Patricia de Peuter from Belgium and Scotsman Gary Stone won the singles titles of the WDF Europe Cup.
The ladies pairs competition was won by Krappen/Schuur from the Netherlands, the men's pairs as well by the Dutch pair Dekker/Kist.
The winner of the teams event was Team Netherlands who defeated Team England with 9:7.
Overall winners were both of the men and of the ladies the Dutch teams. Second in the men's overall ranking was the team from Belgium followed by Team England on third place. In the ladies overall ranking Team England ended on second place and the ladies from Belgium were third.
Results, Participants



2. November
PDC Weekend in Crawley
For the third time this year the PDC will come for a tournament weekend to Crawley. On both Saturday and Sunday Players Championship and an event of the PDC Youth Tour will be played.
The youth players will compete for the last still open place in the Grand Slam of Darts which will go to the leader of the PDC Youth Tour Order of Merit after the weekend.
The Players Championships are important for the qualification for the PDC World Championship 2013 and the Players Championship Final in December.
Not all Tour Card will be in Crawley - Phil Taylor and Raymond didn't register. Paul Nicholson and Andy Hamilton withdrew today.
Participants



WDF Europe Cup
On day two of the Europe Cup in Antalya the ladies and men's singles and the men's pairs were played.
In the ladies final tomorrow Patricia de Peuter from Begium and Trina Gulliver will meet. The men's final reached Scostman Gary Stone and BDO World Champion Christian Kist. Kist together with Jan Dekker will stand against Ciplys/Labanauskas in the men's pairs final as well.
Results, Schedule, Participants



1. November
Taylor wins Championship League Darts
Phil Taylor retained his Championship League Darts title. He defeated in the final of the Winners Group Simon Whitlock with 6:4. Taylor won all his seven league matches of the day and then met in the semifinals fourth of the table Dave Chisnall. He won the semifinal with a whitewash over Chisnall.
Simon Whitlock was third of the table after the round robin phase with four wins. He played in the semi-final against Jamie Caven who had won five of his matches throughout the day. But as in the league phase Caven couldn't win against the Australian who progressed to the final.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Report Winners Group



WDF Europe Cup
On the first day of the Europe Cup in Antalya the ladies pairs and the men's team competition were played.
To the ladies pairs final the two pairs from Wales (Edwards/Gore) and from the Netherlands (Krappen/Schuur) progressed. In the men's teams final the teams from England and from the Netherlands will meet. All finals will be played on Saturday.
Results, Schedule, Participants



31. October
Mark Walsh wins Group 8
Mark Walsh defeated in the final of Group 8 Steve Beaton with 5:6 and as alst player progressed into the Winners Group. For Walsh it was the third final in this years Championship League Darts.
The outstanding performance of the day showed Michael van Gerwen who at his whitewash over Steve Beaton had an unbelievable average of 121,86. The Dutchman who was head of the table after the league matche then lost to the same player in the semi-finals.
Tomorrow Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock, Wes Newton, Dave Chisnall, Justin Pipe, Ronnie Baxter, Jamie Caven and Mark Walsh will compete for the tournament win in the Winners Group.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Group 8



WDF Europe Cup

Tomorrow in Antalya in Turkey the WDF Europe Cup will begin.
Teams from 30 different countries will stand at the oche to compete in a team event, in ladies and men's singles and in ladies and men's pairs.
Schedule, Participants




30. October
Caven in seventh heaven
Jamie Caven won the final of Group 7 against Paul Nicholson and progressed into the Winners Group which will play for the tournament win on Thursday.
Eliminated were today Colin Osborne and Richie Burnett.
Tomorrow in Group 8 the last place in the Winners Group will be played for. From today's group still in the tournament are Paul Nicholson, Mark Walsh, Robert Thornton, Michael van Gerwen and Brendan Dolan. They will be joined by Denis Ovens, Steve Beaton and Peter Wright.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Group 7



Championship League Darts
Today Championship League Darts will go on with Group 7.
Mark Walsh, Paul Nicholson, Robert Thornton, Jamie Caven and Colin Osborne are the survivors of Group 6, Michael van Gerwen, Brendan Dolan und Richie Burnett will join them.



29. Oktober
PDC World Championship 2013
After the weekend some more participants of the PDC World Championship are known.
Beside Paul Lim as reigning Soft-Darts World Champion Shane Tichowitsch as winner of the Australian Grand Prix Order of Merit and Kyle Anderson as winner of the Oceanic Masters got a place in the tournament.
While Paul Lim will play in Preliminary Round both Tichowitsch and Anderson got a place in First Round.
PDC World Championship 2013



Rankings updated
Both the BDO as the PDC Rankings again changed slightly. So all rankings in question were updated.
The biggest changes were in the PDC European Order of Merit due to the Dutch Darts Masters. At the moment Co Stompe, Gino Vos, Magnus Caris and Jerry Hendriks are on the four places for the PDC World Championship 2013.
BDO/WDF Rankings
PDC Rankings



Ray Carver wins Phase 8

American Ray Carver won in Hong Kong Phase 8 of the World Soft-Dart tournament. He defeated in the final the winner of last years Grand Final Paul Lim.
With Darin Young another American dart player reached the semi-finals beside Roland Briones from the Philippines.
The World



28. October
Whitlock wins in Nuland
Simon Whitlock defeated in a slightly one sided and not really high class all Australian final Paul Nicholson in Nuland with 6:1. Whitlock had progressed to the final with wins over Johnny Haines and Kim Huybrechts, both matches he had dominated as did Paul Nicholson his matches against Arron Monk and Wayne Jones.
Phil Taylor was elimated in the quarter finals, he had lost in a very close and really good match against Wayne Jones.
Results
Report



Third Round Dutch Darts Masters
German Teenager Max Hopp lost third round against Paul Nicholson though he again showed a good performance. Beside Nicholson Phil Taylor, Wayne Jones, Arron Monk, who eliminated Andy Hamilton, Simon Whitlock, Qualifier Johnny Haines, Kim Huybrechts and Mark Walsh progressed into the quarterfinals which will be played tonight from 7 pm.



PDC announces partnership with Dartslive
As the PDC announced she'll enter into a partnership with Dartslive, the Japanese company which revolutionized the soft-dart market.
During the PDC World Championship 2013 one will be able to play in Fan Village in Alexandra Palace on the Dartslive machines.
Paul Lim will benefit from this new partnership. As reigning Soft-Dart World Champion the darting legend got a place in the Preliminary Round of the World Championship 2013. Lim already took part in the PDC World Championship five times between 1997 - 2002 and qualified 12 times for the BDO World Championship in Lakeside.



27. October
Dutch Darts Masters
Max Hopp is after his 6:4 Sieg over Steve Beaton in teh second round still in the tournament and will tomorrow play against Paul Nicholson. All Dutch players - including Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen - are out after the second round. Raymond van Barneveld lost against UK Qualifier Johnny Haines, Michael van Gerwen was defeated by Paul Nicholson. A little bit surprising Wes Newton and Ronnie Baxterwere eliminated as well while Phil Taylor showed a convincing performance with an over 100 average agains Co Stompe.
Tomorrow the tournament will played to the end, in the afternoon the third round will take place and in the evening quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final will be played.
Results
Report



Turkish Open
Both singles titles of the Turkish Open were won by Welsh players: Rhian Edwards defeated in the ladies final Norwegian Rhachna David, Matrin Phillips defeated Darryl Fitton.
Martin Phillips then together with Emre Toros from Turkey won the men's pairs , the ladies pairs title went to the Finish double Lumi Silvan/Kirsi Viinikainen.
The tournament was really international - it took place just before the WDF Europe Cup which will be played in Turkey from Wednesday to Saturday next week.



Dutch Darts Masters
The first day of the Dutch Darts Masters briought several surprising results. 10 of the PDC Top 32 are already out of the tournament while several unseeded players progressed into Round Two among those young German May Hopp who sensational defeated Terry Jenkins 6:5
Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor had no problem to reach the second round.
Results
Report



26. October
Dutch Darts Masters
Today the Dutch Darts Masters begin in Nuland. In an afternoon- and an evening session all First Round matches will be played.
In the evening Phil Taylor will Raymond van Barneveld play their matches on the main stage.
The tournament is neither televised nor streamed. But the PDC will always actualise the results and offers live scores.
Results



25. October
Thornton not in Nuland
Due to an infection Robert Thornton had to withdrew from the Dutch Darts Masters.
So Ian White has got a bye in the first round and progresses to second round where he'll meet the winner of the match between Mervyn King and Ronny Huybrechts. Instead od teh Thornton/White match now the match between Colin Lloyd and Scott Rand will be played on the main stage.
Participants, Schedule



WDF Results
The singles titles of the Korean Open won Kodo and Boram Park.
Winner of the Australian Masters are Rob Modra and Carolin Forwood.



Participants PDC World Championship
With Lourence Ilagan another participant of PDC World Championship 2013 is known. Ilagan who already took part in the World Championship 2009 won the Philippine Qualifier.
Participants



24. October
Maureen Flowers

With a short article about Maureen Flowers - the first female dart pro - Global Darts picks up again the topic Ladies Darts.
Flowers withdrew completely from the sport after she ended her career, but she still live near Stoke-on-Trent and today plays golf.
Maureen Flowers




23. October
Goal Setting
In the for now last article about Goal Setting our sports psychologist summarises the key points :
Summary of Goal Setting



Results Followup French Open
The men's single title of the French Open a fortnight agao won Dutchman Wesley Harm who defeated German Max Hopp in the final 7:2. The ladies title was won by Irina Armstrong who represented Germany. She was a 4:2 winner over Aileen de Graaf From the Netherlands.
Aileen de Graaf got together with Rachna David the ladies pairs win, the men's pairs were won by the French pair Tanguy Borra/Francois Schweygen. The youth title went to Eves Yaruzcan.



PDC Rankings
The two Players Championships in Killarny at the weekend again brought soem changes in the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
BBoth rankings were now updated.
PDC Rankings



22. October
David Kirby: The Definitive Darts Coaching Manual
This in January 2012 published book is sold with some success in England. Kirby plays darts himself and knows the British Superleague and County Darts system very well.
So it's not astonishing that his book will appeal most of all players on this level. You'll find interesting points in it and some new ideas, though I myself don't agree with everything and feel both the Flight School as the Darts Performance Centre are far more convincing and helpful.
David Kirby: The Definitive Darts Coaching Manual



Another win for Michael van Gerwen
Michael van Gerwen won the Players Championship on Sunday - the John McEvoy Gold Dart Classic. he defeated Nick Fulwell in the final with 6:3.
The semi-finals reached Saturday's winner Peter Wright and Jamie Caven.

Participants, Results



Top of Ghent
Irina Armstrong and Scott Waites won the singles titles of the Top of Ghent.
Irina Armstrong defeated Trina Gulliver in the final, Scott Waites won against the winner of the Winmau World Masters, Stephen Bunting.



20. October
Peter Wright gets win in Killarney


Peter Wright won in Killarney his first PDC ranking title. He defeated in the final of Players Championships 15 Robert Thornton with 6:1.
The semi-finals reached Darren Webster and Adrian Gray.
Participants, Results




Gary Anderson wins Ladbroke Irish Masters
Gary Anderson won on the first day of the Killarney Darts Festival the Ladbroke Irish Masters, a non ranking tournament.
Anderson defeated in the final Colin Osborne with 6:1. In the semi-finals stood Brian Woods and Jamie Caven.



19. October
Players Championships 15 + 16
At the weekend PDC Players Championships 15 and 16 will be played as part of the Killarney Darts Festival.
As both Players Championships are open for all Irish dart players, of those many will be in Killarney to take part in the Ladbrokes Irish Masters, a non-ranking tournament which will be played on Friday, the number of participants is higher then usually. On Sunday it will be 165(including 32 qualifiers) and on Sunday 176 (including 32 qualifiers).
Among other Tour Card holders Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barnveld and James Wade will not be in Killarney.
Participants
Tournament Information



Chisnall winner of Group 6
Dave Chsinall defeated Mark Walsh in the final of Group 6 of the Championship League Darts with 6:3 and is the 6. player to progress to Winner's Group. Chisnall had already been once runner-up and had reached two semi-finals. This time he won six of his league matches and stood together with Jamie Caven at the head of the table. For Walsh it was the second final defeat this week, he will now retun for Group 7.
Jamie Caven, Colin Osborne, Paul Nicholson and Robert Thronton will return as well. Eliminated were Terry Jenkins - who was in the tournament from day 1 but yesterday only won a single match - and John Part, who lost some of his matches unluckily and in the end had just won one leg less then Paul Nicholson.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Group 6



18. October
Grand Slam of Darts

Almost all GSOD places are filled already - so the PDC announced there will be no GSOA qualifier for PDPA members this year.
Should two not yet qualified players be in the Championship League Final a Preliminary match of round could be necessary.
Participants, Schedule



Schedule Dutch Darts Masters
The PDC now announced the schedule of the Dutch Darts Masters - the last event of the European Tour in 2012.
The match between Dave Chisnall and Gino Vos will open the tournament in the afternoon of the 26. October on Main Stage. Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen will play on Main Stage in the evening session.
Participants, Schedule



Whitlock wins Group 5
With a 6:3 win over his World Cup team colleague Paul Nicholson Simon Whitlock won the group and progressed into Winner Group. Paul Nicholson and Dave Chisnall were the best players of the day, both won six of their seven group matches.
Paul Nicholson and Dave Chisnall will be back today in Group 6 as are Terry Jenkins, Mark Walsh and Robert Thornton. Colin Lloyd and Wayne Jones elimated with only one win from the tournament.
Gruppe 6 will be filled up with three times World Champion John Part, the tournament winner from 2009, Colin Osborne, and with Jamie Caven.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report Group 5



17. October
Rankings updated
Due to the tournaments in Dublin and the Winmau World Masters there were some changes both in the PDC and the BDO/WDF Rankings. Now they are all updated.
The biggest changes probably were the that Michael van Gerwen moved up under the Top Ten of the PDC Order of Merit while Mervyn King is now back under the Top 16.
BDO/WDF Rankings
PDC Rankings



Taylor wins Group 4
In his forth attempt Phil Taylor finally managed to win a group of Championship League Darts and to progress to the Winners Group. einziziehen. Taylor played good darts all day and won all his seven group matches. In the final he defeated Mark Walsh 6:1.
Mervyn King, who only won a single match, was eliminated from the tournament as was Andy Smith.

Today the tournament will go on with Group 5. Simon Whitlock, Terry Jenkins, Dave Chisnall, Mark Walsh and Paul Nicholson will be joined by Colin Lloyd, Wayne Jones and Robert Thornton.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report Group 4



16. October
Draw European Tour 5
The PDC now published the First Round Draw of the Dutch Darts Masters - the final event of the European Tour 2012.
Phil Taylor will play Steve Hine, the World Grand Prix winner Michael van Gerwen will meet Peter Hudson and the runner-up Mervyn King will play against Kim Huybrechts.
Participants, First Round Draw, Schedule



Championship League Darts
Today the tournament will progress with Group 4. Vincent van der Voort has withdrawn due to further treatment of his lactose intolerance So today Andy Smith will beginn his challenge a group earlier.
By van der Voorts withdrawel there now is an empty place in the last group, Steve Beaton will fill it.
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC World Championship 2013
Two more participants are known after the last weekend. Daryl Gurney defeated Campbell Jackson in the final of the Irish Matchplay - which was played on Sunday before the final of the World Grand Prix in the City West Hotel in Dublin - with 6:3. He now stands in the Prelimiary Round of the World Championship as does South African Charl Pieterson who won the final of the South African Masters 8:1 against Charles Losper.
Both players will take part in the World Championship for the first time.
Participants



15. October
World Grand Prix Gallery
Here are the best pictures of the World Grand Prix. Some are my own - for the rest I thank very much Lawrence Lustig, PDC.
Gallery



Beannachd leat, Dublin!

In the last Dublin article follows another visit to the City Centre with a short foray in Irish history before the journey to Dublin ends with the second evening of World Grand Prix First Round matches.
Beannachd leat, Dublin!




BDO World Championship
After the World Masters all particpants of the BDO World Championship 2013 are known.
The BDO now published the draw for the first round.
Participants, Draw first round



Stephen Bunting and Julie Gore win World Masters

Stephen Bunting defeated in the men's final Tony O'Shea with 7:4 while Julie Gore was a 4:1 winner over Deta Hedman.
Stephen Bunting had won the boy's tournament in 2001, now the BDO number 1 won thanks to his better scoring the men's tournament and averaged around 98.
Participants, Results



14. October
Michael van Gerwen wins World Grand Prix
With a sensationell comeback Michael van Gerwen levelled after a 1:4 deficit, won five sets in a row and got the win.
Mervyn King first clearly dominated the match, van Gerwen won only one leg in each of the first three sets. Than he won the fourth set and turned the match around though he lost the fiercely fought over fifth set to King. But then it was King who lost the thread and only won a single leg in the following three sets. In the ninth set it looked like a King comeback but by now he couldn't stop van Gerwen's momentum any longer and the Dutchman won this the set and the next to complete the win.
For van Gerwen it was the first Major win..
Results
Report Final




Winmau World Masters
Today is the final day of the Winmau World Masters .
In the ladies final Deta Hedman and Julie Gore will meet. Both are already qualified for the BDO World Championship and the last place in the women's World Championship goes to Trina Gulliver.
The men's tournament will go on with the quarterfinals and is played down to the final.
Participants, Results



13. October
Michael van Gerwen and Mervyn King in World Grand Prix Final

Michael van Gerwen and Mervyn King won the two a little bit one sided and not really thrilling semi-finals and will play tomorrow night the World Grand Prix final.
Michael van Gerwen won with 5:1 against Wes Newton, Mervyn King the Irish local hero Brendan Dolan with 5:2.
Results
Report Semifinals



European Tour 5 - Nuland
Today in Bielefeld and Rosmalen the Europaen and the host qualifier for the tournament in Nuland stook place.
22 players took part in the European qualifier, several from Germany and five of those qualified: Max Hopp, Kevin Münch, Tomas Seyler, Bernd Roith and Jyhan Artut. The other European qualifiers are Per Laursen, Ronny Huybrechts and David Venken.
15 players played the host county qualifier. Qualified are Roland Scholten, Toon Greebe, Gino Vos and Dick van Dijk.
Participants, Schedule



Darts Perfomance Centre
A member of the Darts Perfomance Centre had during the World Grand Prix the chance to talk to Brendan Dolan. As Brendan Aidan is from Ireland and Brendan Dolan is his darting hero.
Aidan didn't want an autograph , but wanted to know how Brendan got there where he is now.
The History Maker - Brendan Dolan



World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals
Brendan Dolan for the second time reached the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix, he defeated Justin Pipe with 3:1. In a thrilling match developed the quarterfinal betwee Andy Hamilton and Michael van Gerwen. Hamilton's brilliant finishing several times saved him and helped him to level. In the all deciding fifth leg of the fifth set both players missed matchdarts before Michael van Gerwen kept his nerve and finished of 23 points.
Other winners of the evening were Mervyn King - who won over Robert Thornton with 3:0 - and Wes Newton who came back from 0:2 to win the match 3:2.
Tonight in the semi-finals Brendan Dolan will play Mervyn King and Wes Newton will meet Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Report Quarterfinals



Winmau World Masters
Ann-Katrin Wigmann lost her final against Fallon Sherrock with 1:4. The boy's final won Jeffrey de Zawaan from the Netherlands with 4:3.
Eight of the 16 seeded men who only joined the men's singles under the last 32 were already eliminated from tournament among them players like Martin Adams and Scott Waites.
Today in Hull the last 16 of the men and the semifinal's of the ladies will be played.
Participants, Results



12. Oktober
In Dublins Fair City...

As the World Grand Prix didn't start before the evening, I used the day for Sightseeing and took the Luas to the city centre.
But of course the darts of the first evening of the World Grand Prix are mentioned as well.
In Dublins fair City...




World Grand Prix - Second Round 2
Michael van Gerwen was the player who caused an upset last night in Dublin when he threw World Champion Adrian Lewis with 1:3 out of the tournament. The World Champion produced a weak performance and never really threatened the young Dutchman.
Similar dominant Paul Nicholson defeated Colin Osborne. Rather a close fight was the crash between Andy Hamilton and Steve Beaton. In the end Hamilton prevailed with 3:1. Wes Newton progressed with a clear 3:1 over Ian White to the quarterfinals as well. Newton and Hamilton are now the only Top 10 players still in the contest.
Tonight the quarterfinals will be played. And as the evenings before and till the end of the tournament Kelly Donegan and Hazel O'Sullivan will accompany the players on stage.
Results
Report 4. Day



Winmau World Masters
Today the World Masters in der City Hall in Hull will go on with the finals of the girls and boys and the Last 32 matches of the men.
In the girl's final Ann-Katrin Wigman from Germany will meet Fallon Sherrock from England, in the boy's final Belgian Kenny Neyenes and Jeffrey de Zawaan from the Netherlands will meet.
In the men's tournament the seeded players will join and play against the last 16 from yesterday.
Participants, Results



11. October
Lakeside Play-Offs
In the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championship six World Championship places were on offer, four for the men and two for the ladies.
The national Play-Offs were won by Wayne Warren, Dave Prins and Lisa Ashton, the international Play-Offs by Jason Cullen from the Irish Republic, Rohit David from Norway and Sharon Prins from the Netherlands.
Participants



World Grand Prix - Second Round 1
On the first evening of the second round it was Robert Thornton who caused the biggest shock of the tournament - he eliminated reignind champion from the tournament. It was a rather close match and Taylor missed a match dart in the fourth leg of the last set. Thornton used this chance to level and when Taylor missed matchdarts again in the deciding leg he kept his nerve to hit the winning double.
Other winners of the evening were an again brilliant playing Brendan Dolan who knocked out Vincent van der Voort, a hard fighting Justin Pipe who won against Kevin Painter and a dominant Mervyn King who didn't give Dave Chisnall many chances.
Results
Report 3. Day



10. October
World Grand Prix - Second Evening
On the second evening of the first round Ian White produced the biggest sensation - he defeated Raymond van Barneveld and progressed to second round. He will now meet Wes Newton who won against Ronnie Baxter who had first been in the lead. But Newton came back, turned the match around and stands in the next round.
The funnierst match of the evening was teh one between Adrian Lewis and Richie Burnett who both showed great attitude when in double.in trouble. A visibly out of sorts James Wade lost to Colin Osborne. Other winners were a once again convincing Michael van Gerwen and a clearly dominant Paul Nicholson.
Tomorrow the first four matches of the second round will be played.
Results
Report 2. Day



Winmau World Masters
Tomorrow in Hull this year's Winmau World Masters will begin with the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championship in Lakeside.
The World Masters will be played from Thursday to Sunday with competions for ladies, men, girls and boys. Participants from from more then 35 countries will stand at the oche.
Participants, Results
Tournament Information



9. October
World Grand Prix - First Evening
On the first evening of the World Grand Prix in Dublin local hero Brendan Dolan managed to overcome Gary Anderson with 2:1 and to progress into second round where he'll meet Vincent van der Voort who really only just won against William O'Connor. Last year Dolan wrote history by throwing the first ever nine-darter in the history of the tournament. In the end he was runner-up against Phil Taylor. The reigning champion won a for him not really difficult first round match against Michael Smith and will play Robert Thornton in second round who defeated Mark Walsh.
Other winners of the evening were Mervyn King in a very close match against Terry Jenkins, Dave Chisnall against Dean Winstanley, Justin Pipe who was just too strong for Simon Whitlock, and a very strong playing Kevin Painter who brushed Kim Huybrechts with a whitewash from the stage.
Results
Report 1. Day



Fewer Fences but more Darts


Having told you a lot about walls and fences in the first article the second article is more about darts - the darts played druing the Players Championship on Sunday:
Fewer Fences but more Darts




8. October
Robert Thornton winner on Sunday
Robert Thornton won the all Scottish final of Players Championship 14 in Dublin. He defeated Gary Anderson with 6:5. For Thornton it was the second final of the weekend.
Both players had played some brillant darts over the day but in the final Gary Anderson couldn't quite keep up the form he had shown in the quarterfinal against Raymond van Barneveld and the semi-final against Dave Chisnall.
Beside Dave Chisnall Wez Newton was the other losing semi-finalist.
Participants, Results



Only walls and fences...
Globaldarts stays for a few days in Dublin to watch the darts in the City West hotel. So you'll find a few articles about what's going on the site.
Here is the first one which has a look at the first Players Championship and of course on walls and fences:
Only Walls and Fences...



7. October
Michael van Gerwen wins in Dublin
Michael van Gerwen who already won a Players Championship in Barnsley last month again showed himself in great form and defated Robert Thornton in the final of Saturday's Players Championship in Dublin.
Thornton had been in the lead with three legs at one time during the match but in the end it was van Gerwen who in a close match crossed the finishing line first.
The semi-finals reached Arron Monk and Scott Rand.
Participants, Results



UK Qalifier for Nuland
The UK Qualifier for the 5. European Tour Event in Nuland was played on Friday evening in Dublin.
64 PDC players stood at the oche for the 20 tournament places.
Under the qualifiers are Dennis Priestley - who qualified for the first time for an European Tour event, former PDC Unicorn Youth World Champion Arron Monk and the reigning PDC Unicorn Youth World Champion James Hubbard.
Participants, Schedule



BDO World Championship 2013
The BDO now published the field of participants of the BDO World Championship 2013 which will be played from 5. - 13. January 2013.
The Number 1 seeds will be Stephen Bunting and Deta Hedman.
Participants



5. October
PDC World Championship 2013

The PDC now confirmed the field of participants for the PDC World Championship 2013 which will be played from 14. December 2012 to 1. January 2013.
Some of the qualifiers are already decided.
Participants



4. October
Players Championships 13 + 14
PDC Players Championships 13 + 14 will be played at the weekend in Dublin just before the World Grand Prix will begin in the same venue.
Not all Tour Card holders will travel to Ireland but as the tournaments are open to all a few Irish players will stand at the oche among them John MaGowan who took part in the Pro Tour till last year. Phil Taylor will not play the Pro Tour Events.
The weekend will already start on Friday evening with the UK Qualifier for the European Tour event in Nuland.
Participants
Tournament Information



European Tour 5 - Nuland
At the weekend the UK Qualifier for the Event in Nuland will be played. Next weekend the European Qualifier will take place in Bielefeld and the Host Country Qualifier will take place in Rosmalen.
Out of the PDC Top 32 Adrian Lewis, the still banned Gary Anderson and Richie Burnett will miss the tournament. Instead Mark Hylton, Steve Brown and Alan Tabern will get a chance.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



WDF Results
Winner of the Lithunian Open were Dutchman Jimmy Hendricks and Lumi Silvan from Finland.
The Luxembourg Open were won by Alan Norris from England and Kaylee de Priester from the Netherlands.



2. October
It's time to wake up and smell the plastic!
Dartoid travelled to Thailand and visited a new founded Dartslive iDarts club.
Dartoid till now was a steel-dart purist but he starts to wonder whether the future of the sport might not be soft-darts...
It's time to wake up and smell the plastic!



The World Phase 7
Phase 7 of the World tournament which was played in Las Vegas was not really a success for the North American top players. Winner was Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines who had already won Phase 5 of this year's tournament. He defeated in the final the not really well-known American Scott A.Miller. Annother player from the Philippines reached the semi-finals.
Rather surprisingly it seems the American players had some problems especially with the in North America popular and wide spread cricket.
The World



Scandinavian Circuit
The last two tournaments of the Scandinavian Circuit 2012 were won by Veijo Viinikka from Finland and Dennis Lindskjold from Sweden.
The results brought some changes in the ranking, but nevertheless the two Finns Jarkko Komula and Jani Haavisto stayed on top of the ranking and will be representing Scandinavia in the PDC World Championship 2013.
Scandinavian Circuit



1. October
WDF Asia Pacific Cup
Big winners of the Asia Pacific Cup were the players from Australia, who were both the overall winners and the winners of the team event. Beside the Austrian ladies pair Corrine Hammond/Natalie Carter won the title as did the Men's pair Rob Modra/Darren Webster. And the ladies final was an all Australian affair as well: Corrine Hammond defeated Natalie Carter. Only in the Men's singles the winner didn't come from Australia: Japanese Kenichi Aijki defeated in the final Keith Sheppard from New Zealand.
Second in the overall ranking was New Zealand closely followed by the players from Japan.
Asia Pacific Cup



WDF Pacific Masters

Rob Modra and Carol Forwood are the winners of this year's Pacific Masters. Rob Modra defeated in the final Justin Miles with 6:4, Carol Forwood was a 4:3 winner over Natalie Carter.






Michael Smith wins twice
At the weekend three events of the PDC Youth Tour were played in Wigan.
Michael Smith won both the first event on Saturday afternoon and the third event on Sunday and reached the semifinals of the second event on Saturday too. It looks he's in good form before his clash with Phil Taylor in the first round of the World Grand Prix on 8. October. For Smith it were wins four and five on this years Youth Tour.
The second event on Saturday was won by Keegan Brown.
PDC Youth Tour



Andree Welge wins Superdarter
Andree Welge won the final of the by the "Bild Zeitung" organised "Superdarter". He defeated Tomas Seyler with 2:1 and got a price money of 100 000 Euro and a place in the PDC World Championship 2013.
Till now it is not known whether Welge will use the money to push his darts carreer. Before the tournament he said he couldn't imagine himself to play the complete PDC Circuit due to family and job-related reasons.



28. September
The World Phase 8
At the weekend for the first time the "World" Soft Dart tournament will leave Hong Kong - Phase 8 will be played in the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
So of course there'll be not as many players from Asia under the participants, most this time come from North America. The list of participants looks like a who is who of North American dartplayers - between others Darin Young, Larry Butler and the three-times Canadian World Champion (steel-darts) John Part will stand at the oche. Under the participants are a few ladies as well headed by two World Champions: Stacy Bromberg and Anastasia Dobromyslova.
Tournament Information



Scandinavian Circuit
On Saturday and Sunday the last two Events of the Scandinavian Circuit will be played in Copenhagen...
After those two Events it will be decided who will represent Scandinavia in the PDC World Championship 2013.
At the moment the Scandinavian Ranking is headed by two players from Finland: Jarkko Komula and Jaani Haavisto. But other players still have a chance to qualify with some good results over the weekend...
Tournament Information



Championship League Darts
Ronnie Baxter was the thrid winner who joined the Championship League Darts Winner Group. He defeated in the final of Group 3 Dave Chisnall with 6:5.
In the Play-Offs stood as well Mark Walsh and Simon Whitlock. Eliminated were World Champion Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson.
The tournament will taken up again on 16. October after World Grand Prix in Dublin with Group 4. Then Phil Taylor, Terry Jenkins, Simon Whitlock, Dave Chisnall and Mark Walsh will be complemented by Mervyn King, Paul Nicholson and Vincent van der Voort.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Group 3



27. September
World Grand Prix
The PDC now published the exact schedule of the World Grand Prix.
The First Round will be played over two evenings on 8. and 9. October. Both - the reigning champion Phil Taylor and the runner-up Brendan Dolan, who wrote history last year with the first ever Grand Prix Nine-Darter, will stand at the oche on the first evening.
Schedule, Participants
Tournament Information



Championship League Darts
Justin Pipe won Group 2 of the Championship League Darts. He defeated Phil Taylor 6:5 in the final and will now return to play the Winnners Group on 1. November. The other two players in the Play-Offs were Terry Jenkins and Adrian Lewis.
Eliminated from the tournament were Kevin Painter and Mark Webster who couldn't find the doubles and lost all seven matches.
Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, Terry Jenkins, Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson will return for Group 3, new in this group will be Mark Walsh, Dave Chisnall and Ronnie Baxter.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Group 2



26. September
Championship League Darts
Winner of the first Championship League Darts group played yesterday was Wes Newton who defeated in the final Adrian Lewis with 6:3 and progressed to the Winners Group. Other players in the Play-Offs were Phil Taylor and Terry Jenkins.
Eliminated from the tournament were Andy Hamilton and James Wade who only won a sigle match throughout the day.
The remaining group members - Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor, Terry Jenkins, Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock - will be joined today by Justin Pipe, Kevin Painter and Mark Webster to play the second group day.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Group 1



25. September
Results
The Baltic Cup, a BDO/Wdf tournament was won by Rowby-John Rodriguez from Austria and Maret Liiri from Finnland.
The titles of the Auckland Open in New Zealand went to Cody Harris and Polly Luke.



Rankings aktualised
Both the BDO/WDF Rankings as the PDC Rankings were modified by several tournaments.
They are now all updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings
PDC Rankings



24. September
Championship League Darts
Tomorrow in Crondon Park the first group of this years Championship League Darts will play. The tournament is streamed by betting companies and pdc.tv and - as every year - is played without spectators.
The Top 8 of the PDC Order of Merit will play tomorrow, each has seven matches to play. After those the four best players of the day play for the win. The winner progresses into the winners group, the two with the least number of points are elimated from the tournament. The other five players will return on the next league day, three new players join them.All league days are played in the same format.

First Day Matches, Participants



Draw First Round World Grand Prix
During the European Darts Championship the draw for the first round of the World Grand Prix took place, which will be played from 8. - 14. October in Dublin.
All participants were known after the Players Championship weekend in Barnsley, the detailed schedule will be published soon.
Draw First Round, Participants
Tournament Information



England Classics
The England Classics, an EDO tournament, took place at the weekend in Selsey. Deta Hedmann won the Ladies singles, Glen Durrant the Men's singles. The Ladies pairs were won by Loraine Farlam and Anastasia Dobromyslova while Glen Durrant/ Tony Eccles won the Men's pairs.
Beside the England Classics the inaugural England Matchplay was played. Here the winners were Zoe Jones and Martin Atkins. Glen Durrant was the men's runner up and the most succesful player of the weekend. The ladies runner up was Deta Hedman.



Simon Whitlock wins European Championship
Australian Simon Whitlock is the new European Champion. For Whitlock it is the first Major Title since he joined the PDC . Whitlock dominated the final against Wes Newton. As in the quarterfinals and in his semi-final against Kim Huybrechts Whitlock showed a convincing performance while Newton couldn't keep up his form from the other two matches. The crowd who clearly supported Whitlock celebrated the tearful and overhelmed with joy new champion.
Kim Huybrechts played another strong match in the semi-finals but lost 9:11 to Whitlock. With the same result Wes Newton defeated Brendan Dolan.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Semifinals and Final



23. September
European Championship - Quarterfinals
Two of the four quarterfinals this afternoon ended with big upsets: both reigning champion Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld, who after his two great performances to be sure was a favorit to win the title, were elimated from the tournament. Phil Taylor once again couldn't produce his A-game and was defated 6:10 by Brendan Dolan. Raymond van Barneveld seemed to be a little bit tired after his two previous battles and never showed the same great form. He lost 8:10 to Kim Huybrechts.
The other two quarterfinals were won by Wes Newton and Simon Whitlock. So tonight we'll see the following semi-finals: Wes Newton v Brendan Dolan and Kim Huybrechts v Simon Whitlock.
After the two semi-finals tonight the final will be played.
Report Quarterfinals



European Championship - Second Round, Evening
In a thrilling and highclass match Raymond van Barneveld defeated Michael van Gerwen with 10:9 and he will now meet Kim Huybrechts in the quarterfinals. Huybrechts was a 10:5 winner against Ian White.
Simon Whitlock defeated Dave Chisnall with the same result and will meet Colin Lloyd in the quarterfinals. Lloyd Profited from Richie Burnetts double trouble and threw him with 10:8 out of the tournament.
The other quarterfinals will be: Phil Taylor v Brendan Dolan and Andy Hamilton v Wes Newton.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Second Round



22. September
European Championship - Second Round, Afternoon
Andree Welge was eliminated from the tournament by a 5:10 defeat against Brendan Dolan. Till the middle of the match it was a neck-and-neck race and Welge even had at one time a two leg advantage. But after Dolan had managed the 5:5 Welge was no longer able to keep up and Dolan won five legs in a row to victory.
The other winners of the afternoon were Andy Hamilton, Wes Newton and Phil Taylor. Hamilton was already two legs behind in his match against Ronnie Bayter but turned the close match around and in the end won 10:8. Wes Newton had thanks to his accuracy on the doubles not really a problem against Kevin Painter and ended the match with a comfortable 10:5 lead. Phil Taylor really was first in trouble against young Dutchman Jerry Hendriks but in the end got an uncontested 10:7 win.



European Championship
On the second evening of the first round of the European Championship Ian White caused the till now biggest shock - he threw World Champion Adrian Lewis with a whitewash win out of the tournament
Another hightlight came from Raymond van Barneveld who with 113.04 produced his till now highest average in a televised match. Terry Jenkins had no chance at all.
Other winners of the evening were Michael van Gerwen, who only just defeated Andy Smith, Colin Lloyd, who had a quite "easy" match against James Wade, Simon Whitlock against a not good playing Mark Walsh and Kim Huybrechts, who prevented that with Vincent van der Voort another Dutchman reached the last 16.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report second day



21. September
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a look on the first night of the European Championship. Beside the matches the ESPN broadcast and the ESPN commentators are the main topic.
The first night



European Championship
On the first evening Andree Welge really managed again to beat the number 9 of the world, Mark Webster, and to progress under the last 16 where he again will meet Brendan Dolan who eliminated Justin Pipe from the tournament. The other two Germans, Tomas Seyler and Michael Rosenauer, are out of the tournament as is Mensur Suljovic. Tomas Seyler had no chance at all against Wes Newton who played with an average of 106 the best match of the evening - he didn't win a single leg. Ronnie Baxter was too strong for Michael Rosenauer, Jerry Hendriks swept Mensur Suljovic from the stage.
Paul Nicholson got white washed by Andy Hamilton. A little bit surprising Kevin Painter saw off Mervin King. Phil Taylor did not more then necessary and defeated Magnus Caris 6:2.
Participants, Results, Schedule
Report first day



20. September
Uniboffin
The Uniboffin is an alias under which a scientist reports from the Unicorn lab.
His blogs now from time to time are supplemented by the so called "Technique Spotlight" in which the throw of one of the Team Unicorn players is analysed. This time the player with the most elegant throw, Raymond van Barneveld, is the topic.
No Dart of Chance



European Championship

Tonight the fifth European Championship will begin in Mülheim. With the exeption of Gary Anderson who is banned for the tournament all PDC Top players will stand at the oche.
Beside three German and one Austrian player managed to qualify for the tournament. All will play on the first evening.
To the tournament preview: Preview



19. September
Championship League Darts 2012
After the two Players Championships in Barnsley was as well decided who are the players to take part in this years Championship League Darts.
Raymond van Barneveld will not take part, so Peter Wright will get a chance in the last Group, Group 8.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



18. September
Participants World Grand Prix 2012
After the two PDC Players Championships in Barnsley last weekend all participants of this year's World Grand Prix are known. The European Darts Championship will not change anything..
Today the PDC announced the participants, the draw for the first round will take place next weekend during the European Darts Championship.The Top 8 of the PDC Order of Merit are seeded for the tournament.
Participants
Tournament Information



Goalsetting
Whether you reach your goal or not - the feedback is a very important part.
Achieving Goals and Feedback



BDO Personalties 2012
Deta Hedman and Tony O'Shea were nominated BDO Personalities 2012. For Tony O'Shea it was the first time while for Deta Hedman it was the sixted "BDO Personality of the year" award.



Ladies Darts Classic
Winner of the first Ladies Darts Classic, organised by the new founded Ladies Darts Organisation and played in Riley's in Lincoln- was Donna Rainsley, who defeated Larraine Farlamin the final. The pairs contest was won by Amanda Mallett and Kerry Jobson.
All in all 97 ladies took part in the tournament. The tournament was a success and will take place again next year in August.



Antwerp Open
Last weekend this years Antwerp Open were played. Winner of the Ladies singles was Anastasia Dobromyslova, who defeated in the final Rachna David from Norway. The Men's title was won by Joppe Bakens - his opponent in the final was Dutchman Willy van de Wiel.
Anastasia Dobromyslova and Stephen Bunting won together the mixed pairs, the Ladies pairs were won by Anneke Kuijtjen/Rachna David, the Men's pairs by Ross Montgomery/James Wilson.



17. September
Spree Cup
The Spree Cup - a DDV Ranking tournament which was played at the weekend in Berlin - was dominated by Kevin Münch. Münch won the Men's singles, the additional Men's singles on Sunday and together with Max Hopp the Men's pairs.
Two wins got in the ladies tournaments Ann Willkomm who won the Ladies singles and the additional Sunday's singles. The Ladies pairs were won by Ann-Kathrin Wigmann/Silke Goebel.
Ann-Kathrin Wigmann was as well the winner of the Girl's tournament, winner of the Boy's tournament was Max Hopp.



16. September
Whitlock wins on Sunday
The 12. Players Championship on Sunday was won by Simon Whitlock who defeated Andy Hamilton in the final with 6:4.
For Whitlock it was the first PDC ranking tournament win in almost two years.
The semi-finals reached Dennis Priesteley and Michael van Gerwen.
Results, Participants



15. September
Michael van Gerwen wins in Barnsley
With an average just over 107 Michael van Gerwen won the final of the 11. Players Championship 2012 in Barnsley. He defeated his opponent Ian White 6:1.
Beside van Gerwen and White Terry Jenkins and Andy Hamilton reached the semi-finals.
Results, Participants



14. September
Jelle Klaasen and Larry the Lobster
Even though Globaldarts abstains with comments to the affaire around Jelle Klaasen till a definite verdict is announced - the column which Dartoid published over the awkward topic you now can find here:
Jelle Klaasen and Larry the Lobster



13. September
Players Championships 11 + 12
On 15. and 16. September the Players Championships 11 and 12 will be played in Barnsley.
It are the last two Pro Tour Events which count for the World Grand Prix in Dublin. Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will not take part.
Participants



12. September
Provisory Tournament Calendar 2013
As the PDC now announced the dates for 2013 you now find on Globaldarts a provisory tournament calendar for 2013 in which besides the PDC dates all till know known dates from the WDF, the BDO and the DDV are included. The calender will be amended when more dates or details will be announced.

Tournament Calendar 2013



11. September
North American Pro Tour

Darin Young secured himself playing the North American Pro Tour a place in the PDC World Championship 2013.
Young didn't win one of the three tournaments but every time reached the final and ended on first place of the ranking. The first final he lost to John Part, the second to Andre Garman and in the third final he lost to Larry Butler.
North American Pro Tour



Tournament Weekend Scandinavian Circuit
The winners of the third tournament weekend of the Scandinavian Circuit were Jani Haavisto and Magnus Caris. For Jani Haavisto it was already the second win on the Circuit and he is now second in the Order of Merit behind his Finish fellow countryman Jarkko Komula. Kormula wonas well two of the tournaments and was Havvisto's opponent in the final.
Over the last September weekend the fourth tournament weekend will be played. Who leads in the ranking after that weekend will qualify for the PDC World Championship 2013.
PDC Scandinavian Circuit



BDO/WDF Results
The British Open singles were won Martin Atkins and Linda Ithuralde.
The Swedish Open titles got Garry Thompson and Trina Gulliver.



PDC Rankings updated
Due to several tournaments over the last few weeks there were some changes in the PDC rankings. Now all rankings except the North American Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



10. September
European Championship
The draw for the European Championship 2012 took place yesterday during the German Darts Masters. Today the PDC anounced the detailed schedule.
Phil Taylor, winner of all four till now played European Championships, will begin his challenge for a fifth title on the first evening against Magnus Caris.
Participants, Draw and Schedule
Tournament Information



Adrian Lewis wins German Darts Masters
Adrian Lewis is the winner of the fourth event of the PDC European Tour. He defeated in the final of the German Darts Masters Ian White with 6:3.
Ian White threw on Subday afternoon is his third round match against Andy Hamilton the second nine-darter of the tournament. The first won threw Mark Webster who then lost his first round match against Andree Welge. Welge was the best German participant and played himself into third round where he lost against Raymond van Barneveld.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report Third Round
Report Quarterfinals - Final 23. August
Darts Performance Centre
In the new Coaching Clinic the Darts Performance Center has a look at a rather irritating phenomenon: Why does one have to get worse before on gets better?

Coaching Clinic 11



22. August
Interview with Deta Hedman
When you put your focus on "ladies darts" you to be sure can't get around Deta Hedman, number 1 both of the BDO and the World.
Once again this year the almost 53 old won numerous tournaments among them the BDO International Open, the German Open and the Welsh Open. The only title she's still lacking is the BDO World Champion title.
To the Interview



21. August
More Walk-on Girls
During this years World Matchplay in Blackpool the PDC presented several young and not yet well-known models as Walk-on Girls. So one can't find a lot of information about them.
Global Darts nevertheless added them to the Who is Who: Jessica Bradder, Lauren Chadwick, Charley Cockbain, Naomi Heap, Sophie Jarvis, Kimberley Jones, Sammi Marsh, Claire McDowall und Hollie Robinson.

Who is Who



20. August
Darts, Sex and Elephants
Dartoid writes about three things, which are near and dear to him: Darts, Women and Elephants. And asks the question whether some sex appeal might not help to sell darts better. Certainly an idea not everybody will agree with...

Darts, Sex and Elephants



16. August
Ladies Darts
American dart player Anne Kramer addresses a topic which often raised the tempers - the price money for women. At least in America there exists an "equal pay for equal sport" rule but can one really transpose it?
The Ladies Game




ADO/WDF results
Winners of the USA Classic last weekend were Darin Young and Bette Cunningham. In the finals stood Dieter Schutsch and Marilyn Popp.
The ADO National Championship winners were Larry Butler and Stacy Bromberg.



14. August
SDC Order of Merit
After his second win on the Scandinavian Circuit Jarkko Komula from Finland is on top place of the SDC Oder of Merit. Norwegian Robert Wagner is on rank 2 and the best Swedish player - Magnus Caris - is ranked fifth. The best player from Denmark at the moment is Alex Brian Jensen on rank seven.
Information and Ranking



13. August
Puma Darts Youth Summer Camp

To complete the series of short articles on the first Puma Darts Youth Summer Camp now an interview with Steven himself.
And his father Ron has got an interesting idea...
The Big Adventure - Interview with Steven





Gary Anderson banned for three events
As a result to his behaviour during the European event in Berlin Gary Anderson was banned for the European Tour events in Stuttgart and Zuiderduin nad will is not allowed to takew part in the European Darts Championship.
Anderson had in Berlin failed to complete his first round match because of problems with his left eye and afterwards had not behaved according to the rules. Beside the quite severe ban Anderson was fined 600 pound as well.



Scandinavian Circuit
Robert Wagner and Jarkko Komula were the two winners of the tournaments three and four of the Scandinavian Circuit which were played at the weekend in Vaasky in Finland.
Ulf Ceder reached the final on both days.



12. August
Sid Waddell is dead
Only one day after his 72. Birthday the well-known sky sport commentator Sid Waddell passed away Saturday night due to bowel cancer.
11 months ago Waddell had announced he was ill with cancer and had left the team of commentators. During Premier League he was able to return to the box for some matches. But than he had a relapse.
More than 40 years Waddell worked as commentator and author, since 1994 he was with Sky Sport and before his illness never missed a PDC tournament. We will miss him and his incomparable comments.
Sid Waddell



10. August
Puma Darts Youth Summer Camp

Everything is more or less routine now for the youths.
And only too soon it's already over...

The Big Adventure - Part 3




Scandinavian Circuit
At the weekend in Vaasky in Finland the events 3 and 4 of the Scandinavian Circuit will be played.
For Saturday 72 players have registered, for Saturday 68 - all top players from Scandinavia will take part.
On both days there'll be a live stream for the finals: watch live sdc
Tournament Information



And some more Who is Who Additions...

New are: Jerry Hendriks, Stephen Hardy, Joe Murnan und John Scott.

Zum Who is Who



8. August
Goal Setting
Goal Setting is an important part of every sport. But Goal Setting will only be successfull, when one manages it to avoid snares...

Where Goal Setting Can Go Wrong



German Darts Masters
The PDC now published the schedule.
The tournament will be opened on Friday afternoon on the main stage with the match between Andy Hamilton and Mensur Suljovic. Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor will play their first matches in the evening session.
Participants, Schedule



6. August
Puma Darts Youth Summer Camp

Steven begins his flight to Shanghau and has a stopover in San Francisco - not really smoothly.
And the weather in Shanghai is not really unproblematic either...

The Big Adventure Part 2




Belgium Open
The singles titles of this year's Belgium Open, a BDO/WDF tournament, won Robbie Green and Trina Gulliver. Robbie Green defeated in the final reigning BDO World Champion Christian Kist with 3:2, Trina Gulliver won her final with 2:1 against Deta Hedman.
The ladies pairs won Tamara Schuur and Sharon Prins from the Netherlands, the men's pairs the English double John Walton/Martin Atkins.



German Darts Masters
The tournament places for European qualifiers got Mensur Suljovic, Jelle Klaasen, Kurt van de Rijck, Leon de Geus, Magnus Caris, Tonci Restovic, Jerry Hendriks and Kim Huybrechts.
The draw took place after the PDC Youth Tour events in Derby.

Participant, Schedule, Draw first round



PDC Youth Tour
At the weekend three tournaments of the PDC Youth Tour were played in Derby.
Jamie Lewis, Jamie Landon and Michael Smith were the weekend's winners, Michael Smith had reached a second final on Saturday.



4. August
German Darts Masters
The four places from the host nation qualifier got Adree Welge, Tomas Seyler, Kevin Münch and Maik Langendorf.
The PDPA qualifier was played yesterday as well. Qualified are again some young talents like Aaron Monk and Reece Robinson but one can find some well-known names like Mark Dudbridge, Ian White and Dean Winstanley too.
Today the European qualifier will take place.



3. August
German Darts Masters
This weekend all three qualifiers for the German Darts Masters will be played. The German Darts Masters are the fourth tournament of the PDC European Tour and will take place from 7. - 9. September in Sindelfingen.
Beside Gary Anderson, who still has problems with his left eye, all the Top 32 of the PDC including Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld have registered.
In the three qualifiers 20 places for British PDPA members, 8 places for European players and four places for German players are on offer.
Participants, Schedule



Music City Classic
The Music City Classic in Nashville, an ADO/WDF tournament, were won by Stacy Bromberg and Gordon Dixon.



2. August
Puma Darts Youth Summer Camp

This Dart Camp for talented young players at the moment takes place for the first time in Shanghai.
Beside Chinese youth players there are some international participants. One of those, a Canadian, Global Darts will accompany on his way to Shanghai and during his stay in the camp.
The Big Adventure Begins



Team USA wins Americas Cup
The overall winner of this year's Americas Cup is the Team USA with Marilyn Popp, Brenda Roush, Joe Huffmann, Tom Sawyer and captain ADO president Chris Helms. Marilyn Popp beside won the ladies singles with a win over Brenda Roush.
The men's singles were won by Canadian Troy Hanlon. New Youth Champion is Dawson Murshell from Canada.



1. August
Ladies Darts
A new section on Global Darts is dedicated to the topic "ladies and darts", a topic, that sadly is still neglected.
As first contribution you now can find an article, which Dr. Patrick Chaplin kindly provided. Some years ago he took some time to research the history of ladies darts.
A brief history of ladies darts



29. July
Changes Order of Merit
By the World Matchplay the PDC Order of Merit was set into motion. Phil Taylor kept his position as number 1 of the world and extended his lead to Adrian Lewis. Raymond van Barneveld skidded down from 7. position to rank 10, Terry Jenkins from rank 10 to rank 8. As well some places upwards moved Ronnie Baxter (from 19 to 14) and Michael van Gerwen (from 35 to 29).
PDC Ranking



Taylor wins World Matchplay
With a hard fought 18:15 win over James Wade Phil Taylor for the fifth time in a row won the World Matchplay. It was his 13. Blackpool title.
During the match James Wade four times managed to come back from behind and to level but he never manged to get in front.
All in all it was a close and thrilling final even though neither player showed his best performance.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Report Final



28. July
World Matchplay Semifinals
In a very close first semi-final James Wade defeated Terry Jenkins 17:15. It took James Wade some time to really find into the match and in the beginning Terry Jenkins dominated. But than the lead changed several times till finally it was Wade who had the advantage and progressed into the final.
The second final was from beginning to end a more one-sided affair clearly dominated by Phil Taylor. Ronnie Baxter later settled more but never was a real danger to the reigning champion who won in the end 17:10.
So for the second year the final tomorrow will be James Wade v Phil Taylor.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre combines the World Matchplay Blog with the Coaching Clinic.
The topics are the dominant eye, "Barney" and the skill of refelection.
Coaching Clinic and World Matchplay



27. July
World Matchplay - Quarterfinals
The quarterfinals of the World Matchplay were played today in two sessions.
In the afternoon an again strong playing Ronnie Baxter defeated Justin Pipe 16:11. In the second match Terry Jenkins threw with a high class performance World Champion Adrian Lewis out of the tournament.
In the evening their opponents were decided. Reigning champion Phil Taylor defeated Andy Hamilton and in the last match of the day - in which none of the player's averages ever dropped below 100 - James Wade defeated Michael van Gerwen.
The semi-finals tomorrow will be Terry Jenkins v James Wade and Phil Taylor v Ronnie Baxter.
Since yesterday and till the end of the tournament the Walk-on Girls are well-known: Sarah Tunnicliffe and Nicola Cowell.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Reports Quarterfinals Evening



World Matchplay 2. Round
Even a nine-darter was not enough for Wes Newton ot overcome Justin Pipe. In a very close match he had the higher average as well but in the end it was Justin Pipe who progressed into the quarterfinals.
Other winners of the evening were a strong playing Andy Hamilton, Ronnie Baxter who's clinical finishing helped him to reach second round while Winstanley couldn't find the double and Phil Taylor. It certainly was not one of Taylor's best matches - as he admitted afterwards he just didn't feel at all agressive playing Ian White whom he knows quite well.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Reports 6. Day



26. July
Darts Performance Centre

After a few days of illness Darts Performance Centre is back in the World Matchplay.
It has a look on Joe Cullen and the benefits of aiming!
Betfair World Matchplay 1



World Matchplay 2. Round
Michael van Gerwen opened the second round of the tournament with a bombshell - in his match against Steve Beaton he threw a nine-darter. It was the fourth nine-darter in the history of the tournament. But the young Dutchman delighted the crowd not only with the nine-darter, he impressed by his performance as well and he defeated the strong playing Steve Beaton with 13:9. For the first time van Gerwen progressed to the quarterfinals of a major tournament.
The following match between James Wade and Mark Walsh proved to be less thrilling though Wade showed a high class performance as well but he dominated the match throughout against a not really good Mark Walsh. Wade defeated him 13:4. Terry Jenkins won 13:10 against Raymond van Barneveld who didn't come across really determined. Adrian Lewis dominated his match against Andy Smith almost as much as had Wade against Walsh though Smith started a comeback. But it was too late and Lewis won 13:7.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Reports 5. Day



25. July
World Matchplay 4. Evening
With a thrilling 13:11 win over Gary Anderson Dean Winstanley progressed into the second round of the World Matchplays. At the first break Anderson was 5:0 in front, but Winstanley levelled and the two players fought a tight battle in which in the end Winstanley prevailed.
Justin Pipe and Wes Newton had won before there matches against the young players Joe Cullen and James Hubbard without a problem. In the last match of the evening Ronnie Baxter defeated Dave Chisnall.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Reports 4. Day



24. July
Cake for the opponent
With a birthday cake Wes Newton surprised James Hubbard on his 20. birthday today.
Wes Newton underlined that the cake is the only present Hubbard today will get by him. Newton and Hubbard will meet tonight in the first round of the World Matchplay.



Third Evening World Matchplay
Reigning Champion Phil Taylor had to fight hard but in the end won against Mervyn King with 10:8 and progressed into second round. As he admits himself he starts to feel the pressure. He would like to keep the title and to stay the number 1 of the world, but Adrian Lewis threatens to snatch the first ranking place.
Other winners of the evening were Andy Hamilton, Ian White and - a little bit surprising - Mark Webster who managed to overcome the at the moment so strong playing Colin Lloyd with 10:8.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Reports 3. Day



23. July
John Part wins first NAPT Tournament
John Part won the first tournament of the new PDC North American Pro Tour. He defeated Darin Young in the final 6:1.
In his first match in the second round of the tournament Part had a lot of problems against Ken MacNeil. But he managed to turn a 0:5 deficit into a 6:5 win. The Canadian dominated his following matches and got clear wins against John Kuczynski, Scotty Burnett, Gary Mawson and Ross Snook.



22. July
Second Evening World Matchplay
The biggest upset of the World Matchplay so far caused Michael van Gerwen who eliminated Simon Whitlock with a 10:6 victory from the tournament.
Colin Osborne, Kevin Painter and Richie Burnett are out of the tournament as well.

Tomorrow the first round will be continued and reigning champion Phil Taylor will be part of the action.

Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Reports 2. Day



21. Juli
First Evening World Matchplay
There were no real upsets on the first evening of the World Matchplay in Blackpool. Andy Smith defeated Paul Nicholson with 10:6, Terry Jenkins came back from behind and in the end won 11:9 against Kim Huybrechts. The only surprise in the match between Adrian Lewis and Robert Thornton was that Thornton lost in a white wash. The last match of the evening was dominated by Raymond van Barneveld - Michael Smith had not really a chance.
The PDC presented with Kirk Bevins a new caller and with the twins Lauren and Brooke Chadwick two new Walk-on Girls.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table
Reports 1. Day



WDF Europe Youth Cup
For the German team the Europe Cup Youth was quite successful. Max Hopp won the boy's singles. In the final he defeated Jeffrey de Zwaan from the Netherlands. Jeffrey de Zwaan won together with Quin Wester the pair's title. Ann-Kathrin Wigman was runner-up against Casey Gallagher in the girl's final. Casey Gallagher together with Josie Paterson won the girl's pairs. Winner of the team contest was the team from the Netherlands which defeated in the final team England.



20. July
Preview World Matchplay

Tomorrow in Blackpool the World Matchplay will begin. The tournament will be played for the 19. time already, Phil Taylor till now could celebrate 12 wins.
Who will win it this time???
Preview



North American Pro Tour 1
On Sunday in Chicago the first tournament of the new PDC North American Pro Tour will be played.
Only players from North America can take part in the tour. For the first tournament over 100 players have registeres among them John Part - who missed out the qualification for the World Matchplay, Darin Young, Gary Mawson, Bill Davis, Jeff Smith - who won a Tour Card in Qualifying School this year, Bob Sinnaeve und Stacy Bromberg.



19. July
Darts in North America
In North America, better in Canada, a new organisation was founded with the object to offer North American dart pros better chances. Beside it is supposed to increase the level of the North American dart players.
The organisation sanctions the PDC North American Pro Tour.
The NAPDA



WDF Europe Youth Cup
Starting today in Antwerp, Belgium, the WDF Europe Youth Cup will be played. It is the second time the tournament is organised by the Belgische Darts Bond. Ten years ago the winners were Stephen Bunting and Anastasia Dobromyslova.
In the girl's tournaments there'll be teams from 13 European countries, in the boy's tournaments there are 15 different team.



18. July
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a first view on the World Matchplay, which will begin in Blackpool on Saturday.
But even when looking at divers aspects it is really difficult to make out a clear favourite.
The Betfair World Matchplay



More Who is Who Additions

New are: Josh Jones, Adam Smith-Neale, Gareth Cousins, Sam Hill, Dave Ladley, Mark Frost and Mark Stephenson.

Who is Who



16. July
Interview with Jann Hoffmann
The Danish legend Jann Hoffmann entered limelight in 1990with a sensational win over favorit Bob Anderson in the BDO World Championship. Till 1995 he dominated darts in Denmark but than was forced to take a break.
Today he plays again and is one of the founders of the Scandinavian Circuit which is intended to promote the sport of darts in Scandinavia and to bring it on a higher level.
To the Interview



BDO/EDO Weekend in Coventry
The British Classic Singles of the BDO were won by Jan Dekker and Deta Hedman. Dekker defeated in the final Stephen Bunting, Deta Hedman won against Anastasia Dobromyslova durch.
The EDO England Masters Singles won Anastasia Dobromyslova and Daryl Gurney, the pairs titles got Tricia Wright/Julie Gore and Garry Thompson/Scott Waites. The EDO England National Singles winners were Lisa Ashton and Robbie Green.



Youth Tour Weekend in Barnsley

At the weekend in Barnsley three events of the PDC Youth Tour were played.
On Saturday the winners were Sam Hamilton and Arron Monk, on Sunday PDC Unicorn Youth World Champion James Hubbard won the third tournament.



13. Juli
Winmau Online
Winmau launched an exclusive online television channel. It will offer coverage of Winmau players and products.
Already on youtube are interviews and practice tips with and from Dean Winstanley and Steve Beaton and a Blade 4 video.
Winmau on youtube



"Festival of Darts"
At the weekend the BDO and the EDO together host a "Festival of Darts" in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. It will consist of the BDO Brisih Classic and the EDO England Masters. Today it starts with two more tournaments.
As many other EDO tournaments the weekend's events will be streamed though till now it's not knwon what will be streamed and at which times.



Who is Who Additions

New are: Darren Johnson, William O'Connor, Andy Brown und Matthew Edgar, Mareno Michels, Terry Temple, Andrew Cornwall, Adam Hunt and Dyson Parody.

Who is Who



11. July
Goalsetting

This time the sports psychologist talks about really effective goalsetting and encourages everybody to give it a try.
Setting Goals Effectively




Who is Who Additions
New today Prakash Jiwa, Kevin Dowling, Keith J. Stephen and Peter Hudson.

Who is Who



10. July
World Matchplay Schedule
The PDC now announced the detailed schedule of the World Matchplay.
The tournament will be played from 21. - 29. July in Blackpool. Beside the Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit the Top 16 not qualified by the Order of Merit of the Pro Tour Order of Merit will take part in the tournament.
The tournament will begin with the first round match between Paul Nicholson and Andy Smith. The European Darts Open winner Raymond van Barneveld will play on the first evening as well while reigning champion Phil Taylor will stand at the oche against Mervyn King on the third evening.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



9. July
BDO British Gold Cup
Winner of the Men's singles of the BDO tournament was Stephen Bunting who won the final against Wayne Warren. Zoe Jones won through the Ladies final against Dawn Standley.
The Men's Pairs won Sam Rooney and Danny Smith, the Ladies Pairs Rhian Edwards and Michelle Webber.



More Who is Who Additions
Newly added are Gino Vos, Andrew Gilding, Darren Webster und Mark Jones.
To Who is Who



Betfair sponsers World Matchplay
With the online betting company Betfair the World Matchplay has got a new title sponsor this year.
It is the first time the betting company supports a PDC tournament.



8. July
Draw World Matchplay
After the final of the European Darts Open the draw for the World Matchplay took place.
Draw



Raymond van Barneveld wins European Darts Open
Raymond van Barnveld won the final of the European Darts Open against Dave Chisnall with 6:4. Van Barneveld reached the final with wins over James Wade and Richie Burnett. Dave Chisnall defeated Simon Whitlock and Mervyn King.
Results
Report 3. Day - Evening



Field of Participants World Matchplay

Though the European Darts Open are not over yet the field of participants of the World Matchplay by now is fixed.
The draw for the tournament played from 21. - 29. July in Blackpool will probably take place tonight.
Participants



European Darts Open - 3. Day - Afternoon
One of the third round winners of the European Darts Open is PDC Unicorn Youth World Champion James Hubbard who will now meet in the quarterfinals tonight Welshman Richie Burnett. By his progress to the quarterfinals James Hubbard secured himself a place in the World Matchplay.
Beside Hubbard and Burnett tonight Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Dave Chisnall, Mervyn King and Colin Osborne will stand at the oche. Osborne, van Barneveld and Chisnall all progressed with averages over 100.
Results
Report 3. Day - Afternoon



7. July
European Darts Open - 2. Day - Evening
Tonight the last eight matches of the second round were played.
The crowd experienced a few surprises: Steve Beaton threw World Champion Adrian Lewis out of the tournament, Mark Dudbridge defeated Wes Newton and Youth World Champion James Hubbard celebrated a close win over Steve Brown and is still in the tournament. The best match of the evening was the match between Dave Chisnall and Kim Huybrecht - Dave Chisnall was the 6:5 winner. Other winners of the evening were Robert Thornton, Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock and James Wade.
Tomorrow afternoon the third round will be played and in the evening quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will follow..
Results
Report 2. Day



European Darts Open - 2. Day - Afternoon
The afternoon session of the second day of the European Darts Open brought more so-so matches. In one of those matches the last German participant Tomas Seyler was elimated by Gino Vos from the tournament. Seyler's average was 81.47, Vos's 83.88. With Kevin Painter and Ronnie Baxter two more seeded players are out ot the tournament.
Tainted was the action by the news of the death of slovenian dart player Sebastian Pecjak who was killed in a motor cycle accident. Pejcak had played regularily the tournaments of the PDC Europe and had been together with Osman Kijamet Team Slovenia in the first PDC World Cup.
Results



6. July
European Darts Open - 1. Day
Already on the first day of the European Darts Open several sedded players were eliminated among them Justin Pipe, Colin Lloyd, Terry Jenkins and - from the German point of view gratifying - John Part who was defeated by Tomas Seyler with 6:3.
The three other German participants - Karsten Kornath, Maik Langendorf and Kevin Münch - are out of the tournament after the first day. The best performance of the day showed Welshman Richie Burnett who progresse with an 121 average over Andy Jenkins into the second round.
Report 1. Day



Additions Who is Who
After the Qualifying School 2012 there are some "new faces" PDC Pro Tour and the Who is Who will be made up over the next few weeks.
Six of this "new players" take part in the European Darts Open this weekend and are the first added: James Hubbard, Johnny Haines, Jim Walker, Ross Smith, Tony Littleton und Mick Todd.
Johnny Haines already surprised today in the afternoon session and threw Alan Tabern out of the tournament!
Results



5. July
European Darts Open
Tomorrow in Düsseldorf the European Darts Open - the third tournament of the European Tour - will begin. Again the Top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit will meet 32 Qualifiyers. Or - better - the Top 32 who have registered as Phil Taylor till now only took part in one of the events and will not play in Düsseldorf. Beside him Mark Webster didn't register because a marriage in the family and Gary Anderson had to withdraw due to his eye problems.
With Anderson and Taylor two of the favourites will miss the tournament.So who will win? The betting companies all seem to back the at the moment strong playing Dave Chisnall, who was one of the winners last weekend in Crawley. Another player in great form is Colin Lloyd, who was the second winner last weekend. Beside those two James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Andy Hamilton, Ronny Baxter, Andy Hamilton, Ian White and Kim Huybrechts all stood in a semifinal or final and Simon Whitlock and Terry Jenkin both played good as well. Of course it always can happen a totally different player will cause a sensation...
The European Darts Open are the last tournament which counts for the World Matchplay.



3. July
Gary Anderson not in Düsseldorf

Gary Anderson had to withdrew due to his eye problems from the European Darts Open in Düsseldorf. His first round opponent Scott Rand gets a Bye and progresses to second round.
It looks the eye problem couldn't be healed up yet - there'll be some more test over the next weeks. Hopefully there'll be found a cure soon - the World Matchplay is not far away!!!



Goalsetting
Goalsetting is an important topic in sportspsychology. So you'll find some more articles about it here on the site in the near future.
First now an arcticle which gives a short overview of the benefits of goalsetting.
Goal Setting for Motivation and Self Confidence



Australian Central Coast Classics
Darren Webster won the Men's singles title of the Australian Central Coast Classics. The Ladies title won Natalie Carter. The good news are that Tony David after long illness stood again at the oche and played himself into the semi-finals.



2. July
Granite City
The BDO Granite City Open this year had more participants than 2012: 540 men and 156 women took part.
Winner of the singles titles were Stephen Bunting and Deta Headman. The pairs contests were one by the pairs Phil Borthwick/Jimmy Summer and Lynn Cowan/Angie de Ward.



PDC Ranking
Due to the two Players Championships in Crawley at the weekend the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were slightly changed.
Dave Chisnall is now on place 13. place in the Order of Merit, Colin Lloyd is back under the Top 16 of the world, while Vincent van der Voort dropped out. The changes in the Pro Tour Order of Merit are interesting in respect of the World Matchplay. Till now there are still more players who have a chance to qualify than places in the tournament. So the European Darts Open in Düsseldorf will bring the final decision.
PDC Rankings
And how the field of participants for the World Matchplays looks at the moment you can find here:
World Matchplay



1. July
Colin wins on Sunday

Colin Lloyd defeated in the final of the 10. Players Championship 2012 Andy Hamilton in a close match with 6:5. For Colin Lloyd it was his first win in a ranking tournament for almost two years. It guarantees him a place in the World Matchplay in Blackpool.
In the semi-finals stood Ian White and Kim Huybrechts.
Participants, Results



30. June
Again Chisnall Win in Crawley
Dave Chisnall won the 9. Players Championship of the year in Crawley. He already won in the same venue last month - then both Players Championships. Today Ronnie Baxter was his opponent in the final. Chisnall defeated him 6:2.
The semi-finals reached Adrian Lewis and James Wade.
Participants, Results



29. Juni
Three players withdrew
As almost suspected Gary Anderson will not take part in the Players Championships this weekend. The problems with his left eye which affect his vision probably come from the tear duct. Might be an procedure will be necessary.
Chris Mason and Raymond van Barneveld withdrew as well.



TSOD Forum sponsors Richie Howson
For the fourth time the British TSOD Forum thanks to the donation of the members will be able to sponsor a dart player for a year.
After Tony Eccles, Justin Pipe and James Richardson this time in four rounds of voting Richie Howson was selected out of a list of more then ten names by those who had donated.
Richie Howson



Players Championships 9 and 10
This weekend in Crawley the Players Championships 9 and 10 will be played.
The two Players Championships for many Tour Card holders of the PDC are the last chance to qualify for the World Matchplay in July in Blackpool. Only those Tour Card holders who'll take part in the European Darts Open will get another chance.
So most of the Tour Card holders will stand at the oche in Crawley. Phil Taylor didn't register. Teilnehmer. It's not yet sure Gary Anderson will take part - that will depend on how his left eye has recovered from the problems that urged him to withdraw during the German Darts Championship.
Participants



28. June
What fascinates us in Darts?

A question probably most dart players have asked themselves - at least when one feels once again nothing but frustration. Laurence Kent finds some answers and his result is: one doesn't need to win all the time...
Why are Darts fun?




26. June
Dave Chisnall in Top 16
Due to his runner-up place in the German Darts Championship Dave Chisnall for the first time is under the Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit.
The tournament caused some other changes in the Order of Merit and the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit as well..
PDC Rankings
All those changes are quite important with regard to the next PDC Major - the World Matchplay. Three tournaments are still to be played which count for the qualification. The cutoff date is after the next tournament of the European Tour, the European Darts Open in Düsseldorf. What the field of participants looks like at the moment you can find here: World Matchplay



25. June
England Darts Open
The winners of the England Open of the EDO were Anastasia Dobromyslova and Wesley Harms. They defeated in the finals of the singles Deta Hedman and Tony Broughton.
The boy's title won Andrew Clark, the girl's title Fallon Sherrock. The pair Garry Thompson/Scott Waites won the men's pairs, the ladies pairs won Steph Smee/Wendy Reinstadtler.



24. June
Phil Taylor wins in Berlin
Phil Taylor won the German Darts Championship in Berlin - the second event of the European Tour. He defeated in the final Dave Chisnall with 6:2.
Taylor had reached the final with wins against Raymond van Barneveld and Wes Newton in the evening session while Dave Chisnall defeated Mervyn King and Simon Whitlock. In the third leg of the final Taylor had six perfect darts but didn't manage the nine-darter.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Reports Quarterfinals to Final



German Darts Championship
Phil Taylor against Raymond van Barneveld will be one of the quarterfinals tonight after both won the fourth round matches against Colin Lloyd and Mark Webster.
Beside we'll see tonight the matches Wes Newton v Justin Pipe, Mervyn King v Dave Cisnall and Simon Whitlock v Kim Huybrechts.
After those promising quarterfinal matches the two semi-finals and the final will follow!
Reports Third Round



23. June
German Darts Championship
In the evening session Dave Chisnall with the till now best average of the tournament - 108.35 - eliminated the last German participant Michael Rosenauer from the tournament.
Mensur Suljovic was eliminated as well. Kim Huybrechts who had already defeated him in the international qualifier for the European Darts Open, won the match 6:3.
To the third round progressed as well Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Justin Pipe, Colin Lloyd, James Hubbard and Co Stompe.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Reports Second Round



Qualifiers European Darts Open
Today in Berlin the national and the international qualifier for the third tournament of the European Tour took place. The European Darts Open will be played from 6. - 8. July in Düsseldorf.
In the host qualifier Karsten Kornath, Maik Langendorf, Kevin Münch and Tomas Seyler won the four places.
In the national qualifier beside Kim Huybrechts this time his brother Ronny secured himself a place as well. The other six places got Jelle Klaasen, Gino Vos, Michael van Gerwen, Magnus Caris, Ryan de Vreede and Toni Restovic.
After the qualifiers the draw was done and the schedule was announced. The European Darts Open are the last tournament which counts for the World Matchplay, which will be played from 21. - 29. July in Blackpool.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



German Darts Championship
On Saturday afternoon the first eight matches of the second round of the German Darts Championship were played. Most matches ended with wins for the favourites. Only Dean Winstanley was eliminated in a close match by Michael Mansell. Colin Lloyd showed again a good performance to throw Paul Nicholson out of the tournament.
Beside Michael Mansell and Colin Lloyd Mervyn King, Kevin Painter, Mark Webster, Wes Newton, Simon Whitlock and Ronnie Baxter progressed to third round.
Participants, Schedule, Results



22. June
German Darts Championship
The second part of the first round in the evening started with Nine-Darter by Colin Lloyd. For the local participants the evening was not really sucessfull. Only Michael Rosenauer who defeated Andy Hamilton 6:4 is still in the tournament.
As well elimated was World ChampionAdrian Lewis. He was defeated by the Youth World Champion 2012 James Hubbard. Gary Anderson is out of the tournament as well - he had to withdraw with medical issues.
Participants, Schedule, Results



England Dart Open
The England Dart Open, an EDO tournament, can be followed by a liev stream.
For the tournament over 470 men and more than 160 ladies registered.



German Darts Championship
In the afternoon session three of the seeded players were elimated from the tournament.
Dean Winstanley won a close match against Mark Walsh with 6:5, Richie Burnett verlor was defeated by young talent Reece Robinson and Denis Ovens, who has not yet really recovered, was eliminated by Dave Ladley.
In the evening Phil Taylor and World Champion Adrian Lewis, who had visited the British embassy before the tournament, will play their First Round Matches.
Participants, Scedule, Results.S



20. Juni
Dartslive Columns
Two new columns with the same topic - Dartslive.
While Donny Joe looks forward to Phase 7 of the World, which will be played in Las Vegas, a dartplayer from Taipei in Taiwan named "Ducks" is questioning whether the Dartslive concept is viable in the USA.
Donny Joe: DARTSLIVE USA Open (The World - Stage 7)
Dartoid: Is the DARTSLIVE concept viable in the United States...



German Darts Championship
One of the young UK Qualifiers, Keegan Brown, had to withdraw from the German Darts Championship due to illness.
So now Kevin Painter has got a bye for the first round. He'll now start hit tournament on Saturday in second round and will play the winner of the match between Denis Ovens and Dave Ladley.
Participants, Schedule



WDF/BDO Results

The winners of this years Puma New Zealand Masters are Greg Moss and Corrine Hammond.
The Canadian Open titles went to Terry Hayhurst and Kim Whaley-Hilts.



19. June
Darts Performance Centre

The Coaching Clinic this time dicusses how an acronym con beef up your game. Beside you can find some advice what to do when you feel no longer "hungry" and lost your motivation.
Coaching Clinic 10



German Darts Championship
The PDC has now published the exact schedule for the German Darts Championship which will be played from Friday in the Tempodrom in Berlin.
The first match on main stage will be Mark Webster v Darren Webster while the afternoon session on board two begins with Richie Burnett v Reece Robinson. Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and World Champion Adrian Lewis will all play their first round matches during the evening session on the main stage. The tournament will not be not televised.
Participants, Schedule



18. Juni
PDC Weltmeisterschaft 2013
The tickets for the PDC World Championship 2013 ate now on general sale.
The World Championship will be played from 14. December 2012 to
1. January 2013 at the Alexandra Palace in London.
Viagogo and See Tickets are the official ticket outlets.
Schedule
Tournament Information



17. June
Van Gerwen winner on Sunday
Michael van Gerwen is the winner of Players Championship 8 which was played today in Birmingham. He won the final with 6:1 against Simon Whitlock.
The semi-finals reached Robert Thornton and Wes Newton.
Participants, Results



16. June
Baxter wins in Birmingham
Ronnie Baxter won the 7. Players Championship in Birmingham. He defeated in the final World Champion Adrian Lewis with 6:3.
In the semi-finals stood besides them Colin Lloyd and Simon Whitlock.
Participants, Results



PDC extended Alexandra Palace deal
The PDC has extended their contract with the Alexandra Palace so that the PDC World Championship will remain three more years in the Ally Pally.
Fraom Monday tickets for the World Championship - which will begin on 14. December - will be on general sale. The PDC once again warned to buy tickets other than from the official sources which are See Tickets and Viagogo .



European Darts Open
20 PDC did qualify on Friday evening for the third event of the European Tour. Among are them are with Stuart Kellett, Brain Woods and Dean Winstanley three former BDO players.
Participants, Schedule



15. Juni
UK Open Galllery
At the end of the UK Open coverage now the gallery is online.
You can find it here:
Gallery



Bans
The PDC reacted promptly to the incident during the final of the UK Open. The fan who tried to get on stage is banned for five years from all PDC tournaments. Another member of his group was banned for three years. Apparently when purchasing the tickets he defied the rules and conditions.



14. June
PDC Weekend in Birmingham
This weekend another PDC Pro Tour weekend will take place in Birmingham.
It will start at Friday evening wiht the UK Qualifier for the third event of the European Tour. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 7 + 8 will be played. Phil Taylor will not be in Birmingham. As more than 128 players registered not all will be able to play.
Participants



Farewell
The final UK Open article about the fourth day of the tournament.
All in all it really was a great tournament with a ather surprising winner.
Farewell...



Phil Taylor will not take part in European Tour event three
The PDC published today the list of Top 32 players who will take part in the third event of the Euroepean Tour - the European Darts Open. The number 1 of the world, Phil Taylor, will not be under the participants. Mark Webster is the other Top 32 who didn't register. For Taylor and Webster Mark Hylton and Steve Beaton as numbers 33 and 34 of the PDC Order of Merit will complete the field. The new UK Open Champion Robert Thornton will take part.
The tournament will be played from 6. - 8. July in Duesseldorf. At the weekend the UK Qualifier will be played. The European Qualifier and the host qualifier will take place in Berlin on 23. June.
Participants, Schedule



13. Juni
Back to the UK Open
After the excursions in the World of Football today I return to the UK Open with an article about day three.
For me this was the best day of the tournament. Rarely did I see so many great matches on a singles day and I thought the atmosphere was great too.
Back to the UK Open



BDO British International Open
Deta Hedman defeated in the final of the ladies singles Lorraine Farlam 4:1. The men's singles won Wayne Warren who defeated obby George's youngest son Ritchie in the final 5:1. Winner of the Youth tournament was Joe Davis.



PDC Order of Merit
The results of the UK Open brought some changes in the PDC Order of Merit. Robert Thornton moved up quite a few ranks and is now on place 23.
After the first two events of the Scandinavian Tour you now can find the new Scandinavian Order of Merit here as well.
PDC Rankings



12. June
One of the best Goalkeepers in the World...
Before I return to the UK Open another football article. But when you stay here in the region Greater Manchester and it is Football European Championship this is a story you just have to tell.
So here the story of Bernd Trautmann who is till today - almost 50 years after he ended his career - one of the sporting heroes.
One of the best Goalkeepers in the World...



10. June
Robert Thornton wins UK Open
A strong playing Robert Thornton won the final of the UK Open against a Phil Taylor with double trouble with 11:5. A fan who turned up an stage mid of the match led to a short interruption from which Thornton seemed to be less impressed then Taylor.
Robert Thornton before had defeated in the semi-finals Dave Chisnall with an impressive performance, while Phil Taylor had defeated Denis Ovens without any problems. At that time Taylor was still very sure on his doubles...
Participants, Results, Draw, Schedule



UK Open
Beside Phil Taylor, who had no real problems against Terry Jenkins, Dave Chisnall, Robert Thornton and Denis Ovens secured a place in the semi-finals of the UK Open.
The first match between Wes Newton and Robert Thornton was areal battle, the other three matches ended in more clear wins. Raymond van Barneveld couldn't really stand up to Dave Chisnall, Terry Jenkins showed a high class battle, but couldn't keep up with Taylor and in the last, a little less high class contest Denis Ovens proved to be to strong for Jamie Caven.
Participants, Results, Draw, Schedule
Reports



Not only Darts!!

The second UK Open articles has a view on the football club in whose premises the UK Open are played - the Bolton Wanderers.
Not only Darts!!




UK Open
After a really thrilling darts evening all quarter final participants of this years UK Open are known.
Those are Wes Newton, Robert Thornton, Dave Chisnall, Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor, Jamie Caven, Terry Jenkins and Denis Ovens.
Terry Jenkins was the first to qualify - he had to fight hard to win through against Michael Gerwen. Even closer was the last match of the evening in which Wes Newton defeated Kim Huybrechts with his last dart. Comparatively simple wins got Dave Chisnall, Robert Thornton and Phil Taylor, while the other three matches all ended 9:8.
Participants, Draw, Results, Schedule
Report Fifth Round



9. June
UK Open
World Champion Adrian Lewis was eliminated by Wes Newton with a 7:9 defeat as was Mervyn King by Michael van Gerwen. Out of the tournament is as well Colin Lloyd who lost 8:9 to oe Cullen. With the same result Denis Ovens won against Brendan Dolan and Dennis Priestley against Andy Smith. Robert Thornton won the Scottish derby against Gary Anderson. Beside Simon Whitlock, Kim Huybrechts, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Paul Nicholson, Terry Jenkins, Peter Wright, Jamie Caven, Ronnie Baxter and Dave Chisnall progressed into fifth round which will be played tonight.
Participants, Draw, Results, Schedule
Report Fourth Round



Typically British???
As usually when vísiting a tournament myself I'll have a personal view on all the action as well.
Here the first of the articles - it deals with the first evening and wet conditions...

Typically British???



8. June
UK Open
Reigning Champion James Wade was eliminated by Colin Lloyd in third round from the tournament. After two high finishes to draw 5:5 he seemed to run out of steam and Lloyd won four successive legs for a 9:5 win.
Phil Taylor had no easy match against Roland Scholten either while Raymond van Barneveld had no problems at all against Jelle Klaasen. Gary Anderson threw a nine-darter in his match against qualifier David Dodds.
The draw for the fourth round followed after the matches.
Participants, Draw, Results, Schedule
Report Second Evening



Draw German Darts Championship
The PDC has published the draw for the German Darts Championship. The Tournament is the second event of the PDC European Tour and will be played in Berlin from 22. - 24. June.
The Top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit are seeded in the tournament and will meet 32 Qualifiers which include for qualifiers of the host country.

Participants, Draw, Schedule



UK Open
The first evening of the UK Open ended with a few surprises. Steve Beaton, Co Stompe, Wayne Jones and Ted Hankey are among the players already out of the tournament while still in the tournament after the first evening were six Speedy Hire qualifiers. Match of the evening was a real thriller on the main stage between James Wade and Stephen Bunting which the reigning champion only just managed to win.
Participants, Draw, Results, Schedule
Report First Evening



6. June
PDC World Championship 2013
As the PDC announced the PDC World Champiponship 2013 will be played from 14. December 2012 to 1. January 2013.
Rounds 1 and 2 will be played before the Christmas break as are the first two third round matches. The other third round matches will be played on 27. December. On both 28. and 29. December two quarterfinals will be played followed by the semi-finals on 30. December. The final will take place on 1. January 2013.
Tickets for LivePDC TV annual subscribers are on sale from 11. Juni. From 18. Juni tickets are on general sale.



UK Open
On Thursday in Bolton the UK Open will start. 177 managed to qualify for the tournament among them 64 amateurs. Those will together with the players ranked 96 to 65 in UK Order of Merit play the Preliminary and First Round matches. In the second round they are joined by players ranked 64 - 33. For th Top 32 the tournament will begin on Friday in Round three. The draw for the third round will take place after the last matches on Thursday evening.
Once gain will Phil Taylor is favourite to win the tournament. Rod Harrington feels Terry Jenkins could have a good chance too.
The tournament will be televised at least in parts in Germany, Australia and the Near East as well.
Participants, Draw, Schdule
Tournament Information



Pressure
Tomorrow in Bolton this year's UK Open will start - and a lot of players will feel the pressure. Not all will be able to withstand. But though pressure might be especially high in a Major, dartplayers will feel it in every kind of competition.
So pressure is a topic for an article by Laurence Kent:
Pressure



5. June
Darts Performance Centre

The third and last part of the UK Open Survival kit has a look on goal setting and changes. And last years Riley's qualifiers have some advice for this years participants.
Actually, there is one more thing"...



4. June
Darts Performance Centre

In the second part of the Riley's Qualifiers question time the nerves were the central topic. How did they manage and what might be helped them.
Question Time



Swiss Open
Winner of this year's Swiss Open are Deta Hedman from England and Dutchman Wesley Harms.
Opponents in the final were Dutch Tamara Schuur and Geert de Vos from Belgium.
Hedman celebrated her first win in the tournament 23 years ago..



3. June
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a first look on the UK Open which will begin on Thursday. Well, in some way it's more a review as after last year's UK Open all Riley's Qualifiers were asked about their experiences.

Our Survey Says!



PDC Youth Tour
The third Youth Tour Event of the weekend in Bruehl was won by Jamie Lewis, who defeated Arron Monk in the final 4:3.
For the young Welshman it was the first win on the Youth Tour.
Youth Tour




Scandinavian Circuit
The second tournament of the Scandinavian Circuit of the PDC was won by Jani Haavisto from Finland, who yesterday was the runner-up gainst Jarkko Komula.
His opponent today was Norwegian Robert Wagner whom he defeated in a close match 6:5.
Scandinavian Circuit



2. June
International Qualifier for German Darts Championship
The last eight places for the German Darts Championship were on stake today in the international qualifier. 32 players stood at the oche.
Jerry Hendriks, Mensur Suljovic, Kim Huybrechts, Zdravko Antunic, Michael van Gerwen, Magnus Caris, Leon de Geus and Mareno Michels qualified.
The draw for the German Darts Championship will take place next week during the UK Open in Bolton.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Youth Tour
Today the first two events of the PDC Youth Tour in Germany were played - both with 56 participants.
Winner of the first event was Chris Aubrey, the second tournament was won by Adam Smith-Neale. For both players it was the first win on the Youth Tour.
Youth Tour



Scandinavian Circuit
The first tournament oc the new Scandinavian Circuit which was played in Kopenhagen had an all Finnish final. Jarkko Komula won 6:5 against Jani Haavisto.
Scandinavian Circuit



1. June
National Qualifier for German Darts Championship
Today in Bruehl the national German qualifier for the second event of the European Tour - the German Darts Championship - was played.
Qualified for the tournament are Andree Welge, Kevin Münch, Bernd Roith and Michael Rosenauer.

Tomorrow in the same venue the international qualifier will be played. Then the field of participants for the tournament which will take place from 22. - 24. June in Berlin will be complete.
Participants, Schedule



Darts in America
This time in the topic "Darts in America" we have a look at a very special steel-dart version which is played in the USA already since 1900 - American Darts. British style darts - 501 - only arrived in America around 60 years later
American Darts



30. May
Dartoid's World
Dartoid travelled to Borneo to play darts with the "Wild Men". It's a fascinating journey and Dartoid really plays darts - but where are those "Wild Men"?

My Search for the Wild "Darts" Man of Borneo


29. May
Dave Chisnall wins again on Sunday
Dave Chisnall showed on Sunday an as strong performance as on Saturday and won Players Championship 6 in Crawley as well. On Sunday his opponent in the final was Justin Pipe whom he deafeated 6:4.
The semi-finals on Sunday reached Raymond van Barneveld and Keegan Brown, a teenager from the Isle of Wight.
Participants, Results



The World

Adrian Lewis played himself in his trip into the world of soft-darts under the last 16 of phase 3 of the World in Hong Kong. Winner of the tournament was Keita Ono from Japan, who defeated in the final Lourence Illagan from the Phillipines.

The World



Hungarian Open
The Hungarian Open, a WDF/BDO tournament, was won by Englishman David Prins and Anca Zijlstra from the Netherlands.
The best local men played themselves into the semi-finals. Local number 1 of the women - Veronika Ihasz - was Zijlstras opponent in the final.



26. Mai
Dave Chisnall wins in Crawley
The first of the two Players Championships in Crawley was won by Dave Chisnall. He defeated Ian White in the final 6:2.

The semi-finals reached Justin Pipe and Terry Jenkins.

Participants, Results




Video of the weekend
For charity Terry Jenkins lshaved his moustache - for the first time in 32 years.
James Wade helped as barber.
To the Video



UK Qualifier for German Darts Championship
20 PDC players qualified on Friday eveneing for the German Darts Championship, the second tournament of the new European Tour, which will be played in June in Berlin. Among them were Andy Jenkins and Dean Winstanley.
All Top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit have registered for the tournament. The internationale and the national German Qualifier will take place on the first weekend in June in Bruehl. The draw is announced for 4. Juni.
Participants, Schedule



25. May
PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship 2013
Auch 2013 the final of the PDC Unicorn Youth Championship will again be played during thevPremier League Play-offs.
The other rounds of the tournament will be played in spring 2013, a date is not yet confirmed.
Beside the Top 32 of PDC Youth Tour Orders of Merit 20 Riley's Qualifiers and 12 international will take part in the Youth World Championship.
PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship



Team Taylor
All interested players are remembered the still can register.
Taylor has set up 12 tasks for the players which the have to do twice during 24 weeks. You can play in venues around the world. The 16 best players then can take part in the PDC Qualifying School 2013 and Phil Taylor will pay for it.



WDF/BDO Rankings updated

All WDF/BDO Rankings were updated.
Included on the site is the this year introduced WDF Youth Ranking.
WDF/BDO Rankings



24. May
UK Open
The PDC now published the schedule of the first evening. On the first evening Preliminary Round, First Round and Second Round will be played. The format will be best of seven legs throughout.
First match on the main stage will be Tony West v Michael Burgoine. Later in the evening players like Steve Beaton, Ted Hankey, Wayne Jones, Mark Webster and James Wade will play on the main stage.
After the second round and all following rounds there'll be a new draw - so the further schedule of the tournament is not yet decided.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



23. May
Guess Who's Coming to The World - Stage 3
Of course Donny Joe will be back at the weekend in Hong Kong but the title of his column refers to another, much more popular and slightly surprising participant - Adrian Lewis.
It will be interesting to see how Lewis will come off against all the soft-dart specialists. And one even can follow it live by USTREAM.
Guess Who's Coming to The World - Stage 3



Players Championships 5 + 6
At the weekend in Crawley the PDC Players Championships 5 + 6 will be played.
Not all Tour Card holders will take part beside others Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis - who travelled to Asia - will miss out.
The PDC weekend already starts on Friday with the UK Qualifier for the second event of the European Tour - the German Darts Championship, which will be played from 22. - 24. June in Berlin.

Participants, Results - PDC Weekend



22. May
WDF/BDO Results
Winner of the Welsh Open Men's singles was Welshman Tony Bradley who defeated in the final Tony O'Shea with 6:5. The Ladies singles brought another win for Deta Hedman who defeated Anastasia Dobromyslova with 4:3.
At the DFW Metroplex Open - an ADO sanctioned tournament which counts for the WDF rankings - Larry Butler won the Men's singles and Andrea Taylor dthe Ladies competition.
Even in Uganda an International Open tournament was played. There the winners were Ibrahim Abuta and Judith Kagendo both from Kenya.



21. May
DartsPerformance Centre
During the Premier League the DPC examined how many darts the Top 8 of the PDC need to win a leg.
Now the Darts Performance Centre wanted to know how it is with the Top players of the BDO and had a look at the last BDO World Championship. Here the result:
The BDO Reality-Test



Youth Tour
This weekend in Reading tournaments 4 - 6 of this years Youth Tour were played.
The first event on Saturday was won by the new Youth World Champion James Hubbard who lost on Saturday evening in the semi-finals to Michael Smith who won the second tournament. Arron Monk - the first PDC Youth Champion - was the winner on Sunday. Monk had already won two of the tournaments of the first Youth Tour weekend in Derby.
Youth Tour



UK Open
At the weekend in Aberdeen and Stirling the last two Riley's Qualifiers for the UK Open took place.
Scott Robertson and Ian Gleeson were the two players who came through. Gleeson already stood at the oche in Aberdeen where he lost in the semi-finals to Scott Robertson. Ian Gleeson will take part in the UK Open for the third time.
Draw, Schedule, Participants



17. May
Phil Taylor regained Premier League title
In a first one-sided but then thanks to a strong fightback from Simon Whitlock thrilling final Phil Taylor secured himself with a 10:7 win the Premier League title. In the light of Taylor's performance throughout this year's Premier League it was a more then justified title though today he played neither in the semi-finals nor in the final as dominant and had both times to fight hard to prevail.
Simon Whitlock and Andy Hamilton had both played strong in the first semi-final. In the second leg Whitlock threw a nine-darter but otherwise had not many darts on the doubles as Hamilton proved to be very sure to hit his. But Whitlock managed to get back into the match, Hamilton was no longer as sure on the doubles and Whitlock used his chances to win the match and to progress into the final.
James Wade as well showed a strong performance in the second semi-final in which Taylor at the beginning for his standards couldn't convince and fell behind. But in the end he survived with 8:6 and progressed into the final.
Reports
Schedule, Results, Table



James Hubbard new Youth World Champion
Michael van Gerwen in his second and last attempt again failed to win the PDC Unicorn World Championship.
While in the inaugural final he lost to Arron Monk he this time was defeated by the four years younger and much less experienced James Hubbard. For Hubbard it was after last year's Grand Slam his only second appearance on the big stage but he showed a quite confindent and convincing performance.
Report



16. May
Premier League
Torrow the Premier League Play-offs will be played in the O2 Arena in London.
In the semi-finals Phil Taylor will meet James Wade and Simon Whitlock will play against Andy Hamilton. Statistically Phil Taylor is by far the favourite to win the Premier League title, he's on first place in all areas be it averages, thrown 180s or the doubles hit percent. Second relating averages and 180s is Simon Whitlock but he has by far the lowest doubles hit percentage of all four players.
After the two semi-finals the final of the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship between Michael van Gerwen and James Hubbard will take place. Ensuing the Premier League final will follow.
Schedule, Results, Table



Darts Performance Centre
And once again the Darts Performance Centre has a view on the Premier League.
The DPC takes the line it has said enough about statistics. So this time the booing is the central topic. James Wade - who got his share of boos last week - has to serve as an example.
Booo,"I haven't got a ticket" but Wade has



15. Mai
Martin Adams resigns from BDO Board
Martin Adams who since the deposition of Olly Croft from the board last year was the players director of the BDO has resigned from his position. He'll remain loyal to the organisation but intends to focus again more on playing darts.
Furthermore was announced that the Head Office of the BDO will move to Cardiff in Wales.



The World
Two columns about the World Soft Darts tournament in Hong Kong.
David Fatum is informed he'll not be allowed to play in the tournament nor in any Dartslive tournaments around the world as his sponsor has a very remote connection to a rival of Dartslive.
Donny Joe meanwhile is on his way to Phase two of the tournament and tells of his experience.

David Fatum: "The World" let down!
Donny Joe: The World Phase 2 - my experience



14. May
Got my Ticket for the Darts
The single produced by this years Premier League players together with Chas Hodges is now on sale. The money raised will go to Haven House Chidren's Hospice.
The song will be performed next Thursday during the Premier League Play-offs on the stage of the O2.



UK Open
At the weekend more Riley's Qualifiers for the UK Open were played.
Best known of the qualifiers probably is BDO player BDO Stepehn Bunting, who will now according to the draw from last Thursday play against Glen Durrant - a fellow Riley's Qualifier.
Draw, Schedule. Participants



Winmau Dortmund Open
Vladimir Anderson from Denmark is the winner of the men's singles of the Winmau Dortmund Open. He defeated in the final Dominick Wigmann. The men's double Robertson/Snaeckert won without having to play as Seyler/Tupuschis had to withdrew due to an injury of Olaf Tupuschis.
The youth singles were won by Kevin Voornhout and Anna-Maria Schulze. The ladies pairs were won by Jenkins/Armstrong.



10. May
Premier League
It's decided who'll play in the play-offs: beside Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock who already were qualified Andy Hamilton and James Wade will stand at the Oche in the O2 Arena in London.
With a 8:6 win over Adrian Lewis Simon Whitlock secured himself the second place in the league table while Adrian Lewis was eliminated. Andy Hamilton could celebrate a clear 8:1 over Kevin Painter and the match between James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld - which was thrilling to the last leg - ended in a 7:7 draw. Due to the leg difference Raymond van Barneveld would have needed a win to progress.
In the semi-finals on 17. May Phil Taylor will meet James Wade and Simon Whitlock will play against Andy Hamilton.
Reports
Schedule, Results, Table



Draw UK Open
Before the Premier League this afternoon in Newcastle the draw for the Preliminary Round and the First and Second Round of the UK Open took place.
In Preliminary Round this year 50 matches will be played. In First and Second Round it will be 32. The draw for the Third Round in which the top 32 of the UK Open Order of Merit will enter the tournament will take place in Bolton after the Second Round.
This weekend the last Riley's Qualifiers will be played.
Draw, Schedule, Participant



Darts Performance Centre
Before the last league day most Head to Heads home and away are played. Is there anything one can learn from the statistics?
The conclusive answer is: Yes and No...
Home and Away



Premier League
Tonight the final league day will be played in Newcastle. The situation looks like this:
Phil Taylor - Qualified, and will finish first.
Simon Whitlock - Qualified, and needs a point in Newcastle to secure second place.
Adrian Lewis - Must win to be sure of Play-Off place, but could still be eliminated with a draw.
James Wade - Must win to be sure of Play-Off place, but could still be eliminated with a draw.
Raymond van Barneveld - Must win to be sure of Play-Off place, but could still qualify with a draw.
Kevin Painter - A draw may be enough to win a Play-Off place, if Lewis and either Wade or van Barneveld lose. A win, though, may not even be enough to overhaul Lewis and Wade/Barneveld depending on other results.
Andy Hamilton - Must defeat Painter and hope that the Wade-Barneveld game ends in a draw.
Gary Anderson - Eliminated.

Due to the circumstances the PDC has slightly changed the schedule of play - the last match of the evening will now be Phil Taylor v Gary Anderson.
Schedule, Table, Results



9. Mai
UK Open
After the last PDC Qualifiers for the UK Open all PDPA Qualifiers for the tournament are know and the PDC published the final UK Open Order of Merit. The players ranked 65 - 96 will together with the amateur qualifiers play in Preliminary Round and First Round. Players ranked 33 - 64 will join Second Round and the Top 32 will start to play in Round Three.
Though the last Riley's qualifiers are not yet played the draw for the Preliminary Round and the First Round will take place tomorrow evening during Premier League.
Schedule, Participants



8. May
Win for Wes Newton in Birmingham
Wes Newton won the last Qualifier for the UK Open in Bolton. He defeated in a high class final Justin Pipe with 6:2. For Wes Newton it was the second Pro Tour win in 2012. Justin Pipe moved by reaching the final to 13. place in the PDC Order of Merit.
Joe Cullen and Andy Smith played themselves into the semi-finals.

Report and Statistics, Qualifier 8
Participants, Results



Terry Jenkins wins Qualifier 7
For the first time in three years Terry Jenkins could celebrate a win in the PDC. He defeated in the final of Qualifier 7 for the UK Open Andy Hamilton with 6:3. On his way to the Jenkins won between others against Colin Osborne, Colin Lloyd and Kim Hubrechts geschlagen though Huybrechts had thrown a nine-darter.
The semi-finals reached Dave Chisnall and Kevin Painter.
Report and Statistics, Qualifier 7
Participants and Results



3. May
UK Open Qualifiers 7 + 8
Like the Premier League the UK Open Qualifiers will be played in Birmingham in the NIA.
Though this is quite comfortable for the Premier League players Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will not stand at the oche - both are already qualified for the UK Open. But again on both days almost 200 players have registered.
The two tournaments are the last chance for the PDC players to qualify for the UK Open. Players like Mark Webster, Steve Beaton, Steve Brown, Denis Ovens or Mark Dudbridge urgently need more price money to get into the tournament at all.
Globaldarts will be in Birmingham and will report back after the weekend!
Participants



2. May
Premier League
Tomorrow the travels Birmingham, where at the weekend the last two qualifiers for the UK Open will played as well.
Phil Taylor is already qualified for the Premier League Play-Offs. All other seven players still have at least slight chances to progress. So all matches tomorrow will be decisive. More here: Chances...
Schedule, Table, Results



PDC Rankings
The Austrian Darts Open brought some changes in the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
Justin Pipe is now ranked 15. in the Order of Merit and first of the Pro Tour Order of Merit. Terry Jenkins has swapped with Kevin Painter in the Order of Merit getauscht and is back in the Top Ten. Colin Lloyd declined two places and is out of the Top 16.
Beside the European Order of Merit was updated - its lead by Raymond van Barneveld - and we have the new Youth Tour Order of Merit from 2012.
PDC Rankings



29. April
Justin Pipe wins Austrian Darts Open
Justin Pipe won the first tournament of the new PDC European Tour and the 15 000 pound price money for the winner. His opponent in the final was James Wade.
The semi-finals reached Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall. Chisnall had in the third round against Kevin Painter an average of 113.09 - the highest of the tournament but couldn't keep up this form in his semi-final against James Wade.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Reports



Whitlock throws nine-darter but crashes out of tournament
On the second day of the Austrian Darts Open another nine-darter was thrown. Simon Whitlock produced it in the last match of the evening but then lost 4:6 to the impressive Joe Cullen.Out of the tournament as well is Andy Hamilton who was defeated 4:6 by Dave Chisnall. The other four Premier League players progressed to third round.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Reports



28. April
Austrian Darts Open
On the first day of the Austrian Darts Open Michael Smith's nine-darter and the 111 average of Colin Lloyd were the highlights.
Till now there were no real upsets though Paul Nicholson was eliminated by Dean Winstanley from the tournament as were John Part and Ronnie Baxter who both lost their close matches 5:6. All Premier League players are still in the tournament.
Out of the tournament are the four Austrian qualifiers Zoran Lerchbacher, Dietmar Burger, Martin Kurecka and Mensur Suljovic and the only German participant Michael Rosenauer.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Matchreports



27. April
Taylor and Lewis to miss Austrian Darts Open
While all other Premier League this morning boarded the plane to Wiener Neustadt the number 1 and the number 2 of the world - Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will miss the first event of the new European Tour due to illness.
Their two opponents, qualifiers James Ricardson and Gaz Cousins, get a bye and progress to second round. There'll be a few changes in the schedule of the evening session on Friday.
Participants, Schedule, Results



26. April
Premier League
On the 12. league day of the Premier League three of the matches ended with a draw, only Phil Taylor managed against Simon Whitlock another win and expanded his lead in the table.
Beside this nothing else changed in the table. Gary Anderson showed against Adrian Lewis one of his best performances in this year's Premier League but only got one point and now has with 8 points as last of the table no chance to defend his title. Despite his defeat Simon Whitlock stayed with 14 points second in the table followed by James Wade and Adrian Lewis with 12 points each. Raymond van Barneveld sits with 11 points on fifth place. Andy Hamilton and Kevin Painter both have 9 points. With the exception of Gary Anderson all players still have a chance to qualify for the play-offs.
Reports
Schedule, Results, Table



Darts Performance Centre
One can't only use the statistics to get some help from them for betting...
This time the Darts Performance Centre and has a look on the number of darts thrown for winning legs and offers us a "Reality Test".
So you want to be a Pro do you?



25. April
Premier League
The play-offs come closer and closer but till now beside Phil Taylor no Premier League player has qualified for them.
Before the 12. League Day in Liverpool Simon Whitlock has the best chances. But he'll have to play Phil Taylor tomorrow night. Taylor was not as dominant as usual against Adrian Lewis last week and was defeated. Normally that doesn't happen twice in a row...
Adrian Lewis will play last of the table Gary Anderson who for weeks already can't convince. James Wade, at the moment third in the table, will meet powerful Kevin Painter and Raymond van Barneveld who showed one of his weaker performances last Thursday will have to play against the persistent Andy Hamilton.
Schedule, Results, Table



24. April
Dart in den USA
Donny Joe tells us in his blog about developments and new activities in the sport of darts in the USA. Those are supposed to rise the performance level and to offer more chances for the professionals.
2012 - New Year and New Opportunities



Team Taylor
Phil Taylor gives through a now world wide initiative darts players a chance to get professional. Originally the intitative was restricted on players from the UK, who can by taking parts in a series of events in Riley's clubs or other pubs and clubs in the UK win points. The events will end in regional qualifiers from which the best 16 players will take part as "Team Taylor" in the PDC Qualifying School 2913 - Phil Taylor will pay for it.
Taylor hopes to find some new talent by this - might be even a new darts superstar.
The initiative attracted some interest in other countries so now it will be world wide. The events will be played over 24 weeks between June and November 2012 - now punbs and clubs all over the world are encouraged to organise those. Phil Taylor has set up a list of 12 weekly tasks each player has to fulfil twice in this time.



23. April
Bulls German Open
For this year's Bull's German Open in Bochum 865 men, 164 women, 96 boys and 30 girls had registered.
The men's singles won Geert de Vos from Belgium who defeated Alan Norris in the final. The men's pairs won the British double Barden/Douglas, they defeated Mitchell/Hendriks in the final.
The ladies tournaments were once again dominated by Deta Hedman who won the singles final against Lorraine Farlam and the pairs tournament together with Trina Gulliver against the double Armstrong/Hoenselaar.
The girl's tournament brought the only German win - Ann-Kathrin Wigman defeated Anna-Maria Schultze in the final. The boy's tournament was won as in 2010 by Jeffrey de Zwaan.



PDC Youth Tour, Sunday
The third tournament of the first PDC Youth Tour weekend 2012 was won as the first one by Youth World Champion Arron Monk.
He defeated in the final the winner of the second Saturday event - Michael Smith.
Monk would like to win on his last year on the Youth Tour at least 14 of the tournament. He will not be able to defend his title in 2012 as he was eliminated in the first round of the tournament last year in November. The final of the PDC Youth World Championship 2012 will be played during the Premier League play-offs on 17. May between Michael van Gerwen and James Hubbard.



UK Open Qualifiers
At the weekend the first Riley's Qualifiers for the UK Open in Bolton were played. From 11 tournaments in 11 towns in the UK the winners progressed to the first round of the tournament.
Best-know qualifier is Shayne Burgess who in 2003 lost in the final of the inaugural UK Open to Phil Taylor.
Schedule, Participants



PDC Youth Tour, Saturday
On Saturday in Derby the first two tournaments of the PDC Youth Tour were played. In both tournaments more then 140 players stood at the oche.

The first event on Saturday was won by PDC Youth World Champion Arron Monk who defeated in the final James Hubbard.
Winner of the second tournament was Michael Smith who already won a Pro Tour event this year in Benidorm. His opponent in the final was Daniel King-Morris.



20. April
Premier League
On the 11. league day of Premier League Adrian Lewis stunned with 8:5 win over Phil Taylor. Taylor had dominated the match at the beginning and had got a 4:1 lead. But Lewis managed to get back into the match and after a key 160 checkout changed the match.
Raymond van Barneveld showed against Simon Whitlock after his great weekend in Barnsley a surprisingly uninspired performance and was defeated 4:8 as was the still far from his best Gary Anderson by Kevin Painter.
Andy Hamilton and James Wade played a very close match which ended in a fair 7:7 draw.
Beside Erica Wild the PDC in Bournemouth presented us a new walk-on girl: Holly Johnson.

Reports
Results, Table



19. April
DartsPerformance Centre

Seen from the sports betting angle the Darts Perfomance Centre has another look at the 180´s thrown in Premier League and at the number of legs played per match. Last week all DPC predictions were correct...
Wow - Nice Legs!



18. April
Premier League
On the eleventh League Day Premier League travels to Bournemouth.
In the centre of interest stand probably the match between Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor.In their first match on the first League Day the result was a draw. This time Adrian Lewis who was free of play last week would like tio win.
Raymond van Barneveld, double winner in Barnsley last weekend, will play Simon Whitlock, James Wade will stand against Andy Hamilton at the oche and Gary Anderson against Kevin Painter a hard task for the Scotman. All players have still chances to progress to the play-offs.

Schedule, Table, Results



Dartoid interviews (and throws darts) with Lady Gaga!
Probably a lot of people would like to do it...
Though one better treats the column with caution as it was published on the first of April.
But Scotty Burnett confirmed Lady Gaga is a member of his team in California.
To The Column



17. April
Austrian Darts Open
The PDC now published the schedule of the Austrian Darts Open which will be played from 27. - 29. April in Wiener Neustadt.
All eight Premier League players will play their first round matches on 27. April in the evening session on the main stage. From Saturday till the end of the tournaments all matches will be played on the main stage. First matches of the tournament will be on the main stage Wayne Jones against Gino Vos and on Board 2 Richie Burnett against Michael Rosenauer.
Schedule, Participants



16. April
Speedy Hire UK Open
Over the weekend through the Speedy Hire Qualifiers in Leeds and Stoke-of-Trent seven more amateur players qualified for the UK Open. The will be only two more Speedy Hire Qualifikatiers now, one in Cardiff this week and one only for staff members of Speedy Hire at the beginning of May.
Next weekend the Riley's Qualifiers will start through which in 32 twons all over the UK 32 more amateur Players have a chance to qualify for the tournament.
There will be one more qualifying weekend for the PDPA members at the beginning of May in Birmingham. Most of the PDC top players have already qualified. Not really good it looks at the moment for Mark Webster who could need some more price money to make sure he's in the tournament. Not qualified at all is at the moment Denis Ovens who seems to have not really recovered yet from his back problems which started a short time before the PDC World Championship.
Schedule, Participants



PDC Rankings
Due to the two UK Open Qualifikatiers which were played at the weekend in Barnsley there were some changes in the PDC rankings.
Raymond van Barneveld thanks to his two weekend wins moved up from 9. to 8. place in the order of ranking and now leads the UK Open Order of Merit followed by Phil Taylor.
Moving up in the Pro Tour Oder of Merit and the UK Open Order of Merit was Brendan Dolan who had quite a successful weekend too. And Dennis Priestley made sure, ebenso auch Denis over the weekend he'll enter the UK Open in Bolton in third round.
PDC Rankings



The World
Phase 2 2012 of this big soft-darts tournament played in Hong Kong was w on by a player from Japan. It was the first Japanese winner in the event.
Sho Katsumi - last years Grand Final runner-up - defeated in the final of Phase 2 Ronald Briones from the Philippines.

The World



BDO Internationals
Winners of the BDO Internationals - a contest between the national-teams from England, Scotland and Wales - were the ladies- and the men's teams from England. Successful as well was the English girls team in the for the first time played BDO International Youth tournament. Only the English boys lost - this event was won by the boys from Wales.



15. April
Brillanter Barneveld wins on Sunday as well
Raymond van Barneveld won the of the UK Open Qualifier 6 today in Barnsley as well. He defeated Ian White in the final.
The semifinals reached Colin Lloyd and Richie Burnett. A successful weekend had Irishman Ire Brendan Dolan who on both days stood in the quarterfinals.

Participants, Results



14. April
Raymond van Barneveld wins UK Open Qualifier 5
Raymond van Barneveld for the first time this year got a Pro Tour title. He won the fifth UK Open Qualifier in Barnsley. On his way to the final - were he defeated Andy Smith 6:3 - he threw in the third round a nine-darter.
The semi-finals reached beside them Terry Jenkins and Jamie Caven.
Participants, Results



13. April
European Tour
After the UK Qualifier which was played tonight in Barnsley the starting field of the Austrian Darts Open is complete.
The draw for the first round took place after the tournament. Phil Taylor will play against an UK Qualifier - Gaz Cousins, Raymond van Barneveld plays against Arron Monk. Mensur Suljovic, strongest of the four Austrian participants, will play against Justin Pipe.
The detailed schedule will probably be published on Monday.
Austrian Darts Open



DartsPerformance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre article is a preview of last night's Premier League an - once again - it's about the 180's, always an interesting topic!
180`s for Dough !



12. April
Premier League
Phil Taylor defeated Raymond van Barneveld in Sheffield with 8:3. After the break the match was on the rocks but van Barneveld didn't manage the 4:4 and Taylor pulled away.
Gary Anderson only got a single point out of his two matches. Against a frisky James Wade he didn't have many chances and was defeated 3:8. Against Andy Hamilton he was 7:4 in the lead but then let Hamilton back into the match and Hamilton managed the 7:7 draw. So it get's even more diffcult for Anderson now to defend the title.
Simon Whitlock experienced that Kevin Painter is a rather gritty opponent but won the match 8:5 and stays on second place in the league table.
Reports
Results, Table



PDC Weekend in Barnsley
In Barnsley on Saturday and Sunday the next two qualifiers for the UK Open in Bolton will be played. Again around 200 players have registered for the two tournaments.
For some of the players the weekend will already begin tomorrow as on Friday the UK Qualifier for the first European Tour tournament - the Austrian Darts Open- will take place. 20 players have the chance to qualify..
Participants



WDF Results
Winners of the Virginia Beach Classics - an ADO/WDF tournament - were Brandan Rogers and Sandy Husdson.
The Denmark Open singles were won by English Paul Jennings and Russian Irina Armstrong. The best players from Denmark in both the ladies and the men's singles reached the semi-finals.



11. April
Premier League
Tomorrow, on the tenth league day, the Premier League will be in Sheffield.
In limelight once again will be the match between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld, the more so as van Barneveld's form is improving from week to week.
But the other matches of the evening look interesting as well. Gary Anderson will have to play twice as he had to miss Premier League two weeks ago due to the funeral of his father. So he will play tomorrow in the first match of the evening aginst James Wade while he'll meet in the last match Andy Hamilton. To still have chances to make the play-offs he should at least win one of his matches. Beside second of the table Simon Whitlock will play against Kevin Painter. Adrian Lewis had replaced Gary Anderson on league day 8 and has a free evening tomorrow.
Nicola Cowell and Sarah Tunnicliffe will be the Walk-On-Girls in Sheffield.

Schedule, Results, Table



9. April
Players Championship
Cash Converter will again sponsor this years Players Championship. The PDC Major will be played after the last Players Championships between the Grand Slam and the PDC World Championship from 30. November to 2. December.
The tournament will move from Doncaster to the Butlins Resort in Minehead.
Tournament Information



UK Open
The first Speedy Hire Qualifiers for the UK Open in Bolton took place last week. Eight amateurs qualified - four in Brighton and four in Dartford.
To qualify via the free Speedy Hire Qualifications first the players have to throw a high score with 15 darts. The eight best scoring players then have to play a leg of 701 against an opponent. The four winners qualify.
UK Open 2012




7. April
European Tour
Today the international Qualifier for the first European Tour Event - the Austrian Darts Open - was played in Hürth, Germany.
34 players had registered - eight qualified for the tournament. Those were: Gino Vos, Mareno Michels, Kim Huybrechts, Roland Scholten, Michael van Gerwen, Michael Rosenauer, Boris Krcmar and Jelle Klaasen.



6. April
European Tour
At the end of April the first tournament of the new European Tour of the PDC will be played in Wiener Neustadt.
All Top 32 of PDC Order of Merit have registered for the tournament. By the national Austrian qualifier which took place last weekend Mensur Suljovic, Dietmar Burger, Martin Kurecky and Zoran Lerchbacher qualified. This weekend the international qualifiers will battle for eight more places in the tournament. After the UK qualifier on 13. April all participants will be known.
Austrian Darts Open



5. April
Premier League
On the ninth league day of Premier League Raymond van Barneveld defeated Kevin Painter 8:6. Phil Taylor managed to win both points against Andy Hamilton but only because Hamilton missed the Bullseye for a draw. Adrian Lewis won in a slightly hostile match 8:5 against James Wade, there were problems because of a flexible and squeaky plank on stage. Gary Anderson found no way into the match and was defeated 2:8 by Simon Whitlock.
Walk-on-Girls were Sarah Tunnicliffe and - for the first time - Sophie May Jarvis.
Reports
Results, Table



30. March
Interview with Wes Newton
Wes Newton is one of the younger players on the PDC Circuit.
2011 was a very important year for him: he finally played himself under the Top Ten of the world and he for the first time became a father.

To the Interview




Premier League
On the first evening of the second half of Premier League 2012 World Champion Adrian Lewis had to play two matches and those two matches turned out to be totally different. In his first match against Andy Hamilton Lewis couldn't find the doubles and lost 4:8. In his second match Lewis showed a great perfomance and won against Raymond van Barneveld 8:2.
The other two matches brought a dominant James Wade produced a white wash against a never involved in the game Simon Whitlock and a dominant Phil Taylor who defeated Kevin Painter 8:2 and who failed twice to throw a nine-darter.
At the beginning of the evening players and fans payed a tribute two the recently died two-times World Champion Jocky Wilson.
Reports
Results, Table



29. March
Brownie's Blog
With his third blog about "Dressing Room Darts" Steve Brown ends this series. In the last "Dressing Room" blog mental aspects of the sport are the central topic.
Even more Dressing Room Darts...



28. March
Premier League
On the first evening of the second half the Premier League will visit Cardiff.
Due to the changed schedule because of the funeral of Gary Anderon's father tomorrow Adrian Lewis will play twice: The first match of the evening against Andy Hamilton and the last match against Raymond van Barneveld. To be sure both will not be easy matches for Lewis who won his first match of the season last week and now sits before Hamilton on the penultimate place in the league table. In between the two matches of the World Champion James Wade will meet Simon Whitlock and the still unbeaten and dominant Phil Taylor will play Kevin Painter who would like to reach a Play-Off place.
Nicola Cowell and Sarah Tunnicliffe will accompany the players on the stage..
Schedule, Table



27. March
WDF Results
Winner of the singles title of the Welsh Classic was World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova, who defeated in the final Karen Lawman. Dobromylsova won together with Lorraine Farlam the pairs title and with Martin Phillips the mixed pairs title as well.
The men's singles title won Stephen Bunting.
While Anastasia Dobromyslova was successful in Wales, Deta Hedman had travelled to Poland and won the Polish Open. The men's winner was Tony O'Shea.



Changes in Premier League Schedule
Due to the dead of Gary Anderson's father who's funeral will be on Thursday there are changes in the Premier League Schedule.
Adrian Lewis will now stand twice at the oche in Cardiff - in the first match of the evening against Andy Hamilton and in the last match against Raymond van Barneveld. Lewis will have the day off on 12. April in Sheffield where Gary Anderson will play twice - at the beginning of the league day against James Wade and in the last match against Andy Hamilton.
Schedule, Table



26. March
Phil Taylor wins again on Sunday
Phil Taylor won the UK Open Qualifier 4 - which was played on Sunday in Barnsley as well. He defeated in the final Dennis Smith with 6:3. The win he dedicated to Jocky Wilson who was for many years his pairs partner.
In the semi-finals stood beside Taylor and Smith Dennis Priestley and Dean Winstanley who both now are qualified for sure for the UK Open in Bolton.
Participants, Results



Jocky Wilson dead
After a long illness and only a few days after his 62. birthday the Scottish darting legend Jocky Wilson died on Saturday.
Wilson won 1982 and 1989 the BDO World Championship and was friend and eternal rival of Eric Bristow. In 1996 he withdrew from darts and zill then lived very secluded in his hometown Kirkcaldy.
Read more: Jocky Wilson



24. March
Phil Taylor wins in Barnsley
Phil Taylor for the 60. time in his career won a Pro Tour Event. Till now he took part in 100 of those non-televised tournaments. In the third UK Open Qualifier he defeated in the final Brendan Dolan 6:2.
The semi-finals as well reached Mark Jones and Michael Smith.
Participants, Results



23. March
UK Open Qualifiers 3+4
At the weekend the second qualifier weekend for the UK Open in June will be played. This time it will take place in Barnsley.
As the UK Open Qualifiers are not restricted to the Tour Card holders but Associate Members of the PDPAcan take part as well the number of participants is quite high - on both days almost 200 players will stand at the oche.
Participants, Results



Premier League
On the seventh league day Adrian Lewis finally managed to get his first win of this year's season and defeated Kevin Painter.
Convincing winners were too Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor who won with almost identical averages of around 107 against Gary Anderson and James Wade. Raymond van Barneveld had a few more problems against Gary Anderson then Phil Taylor had against James Wade.
The fourth match of the evening was a thrilling battle between Andy Hamilton and Simon Whitlock which ended in a 7:7 draw.
Walk-on-Girls were in Ireland - logically - the two Irish models Kelly Donegan and Hazel O'Sullivan im Einsatz.
Reports
Results, Table



22. March
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre is very much impressed with Phil Taylor's record average of 117.35.
But how did he do it? And could he get even better?
Record breaker, record maker!



21. March
Premier League
On the last evening of the first half of the Premier League 2012 the league for the first time travels to Dublin. The O2 arena is sold out.
In the first match of the evening Andy Hamilton will meet Simon Whitlock. Hamilton is together with Adrian Lewis last of the league table but he often won in PDC Majors against Simon Whitlock. World Champion Adrian Lewis just can't bring any consistency in his performances. In Dublin he will play against Kevin Painter who at the moment is ranked fourth in the table.
Reigning champion Gary Anderson who's form is very hard to predict will meet Raymond van Barneveld while the once again dominant Phil Taylor will meet the slowly improving James Wade.
Schedule, Results, Table



20. March
PDC Scandinavian Circuit
In Scandinavia as well a new circuit was established, which will be played this year for the first time and will be organised by the newly founded Scandinavian Darts Coperation.
It developed out of an initiative from Michael Frydendahl (Danish Darts League) and der Danish darting legend Jann Hoffmann.
Scandinavian Circuit



North American Pro Tour
The PDC finally announced on the homepage as well a new tournament series in North America.
This year there will be three tournaments, but over the years a full circuit will developed which will be organised by a still to found North American Professional Darts Players Association. This year the American darts magazine BEN will responsible.
North American Pro Tour



19. March
Darts in the USA
In this article about darts in the USA Globaldarts introduces one of the most important personalities for the development of the sport in the USA: Tom Fleetwood.
Tom Fleetwood founded the national American Darts Organisation - the ADO - end of 1974 and was for many years the treasurer of the WDF. He and his wife Della worked for long years strenuously to popularize darts in the USA.
Tom Fleetwood



Mariflex Open
Deta Hedman could celebrate three wins during the Mariflex Open played over the weekend in the Netherlands. She won the singles title, the doubles title together with Karen Lawman and the mixed doubles title together with Robbie Green.
Martin Adams was almost as successful - he won the men's singles and the men's doubles together with Ross Montgomery.
The two BDO World Champions 2012, Christian Kist and Anastasia Dobromyslova, were eliminated in the semi-finals.



The World
This year's "The World" soft-darts tournament started at the weekend in Hong Kong.
The format hasn't changed, the tournament consists of eight tournaments and the Grand Final.
Winner of the first phase 2012 was last years overall winner Paul Lim who defeated American Scott Kirchner in the final.



16. March
Premier League
Phil Taylor stayed unbeaten against Andy Hamilton in Glasgow and extended his lead on the first place of the table.
After his win against a very nervous Gary Anderson Simon Whitlock now sits on second place followed by three players with six points - Gary Anderson, Kevin Painter und James Wade.
Bottom of the table are Andy Hamilton and Adrian Lewis who lost again, this time against James Wade.
Reports
Results, Table



14. March
Goal Setting
After the Darts Performance Centre blog about goal setting here another article relating the same topic.
Jim concentrates on how to make a seemingly impossible goal reachable.
Goal Setting



Premier League
On the 6. league day the Premier League travels to Glasgow. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is sold out.
After the perfomances of Phil Taylor in Premier League and during lasr weekends Players Championships he is the clear favourite against Andy Hamilton.
In the other three matches the situation is not as clear - James Wade who seems to gain a foothold again will play against the bottom of the table Adrian Lewis who till now disappointed. Gary Anderson who had no chance at all against Phil Taylor last week will meet solid but not always successful Simon Whitlock. Raymond van Barneveld who lost in a close match against James Wade in Brighton has to play confident Kevin Painter. Might be there#ll be some more surprising results tomorrow!
Schedule, Results, Table



12. March
Isle of Man Open
The prestigious Isle of Man Open this year were dominated by the Dutch players. Both the ladies and the men's singles had a winner from Holland.
The ladies singles were won by Francisca de Hoenselaar who defeated Deta Hedman in the final. It was the fourth time Hoenselaar could win the tournament.
The men's singles winner was Jeffrey de Graaf who won the final against fellow countryman Jan Dekker.



11. March
Dave Chisnall defeats Phil Taylor
In the final of the second Players Championships of the weekend Dave Chisnall as in the PDC World Championship defeated Phil Taylor. Taylor had begun the tournament as dominant as he had ended yesterday's Players Championship and threw in his first round match another nine-darter. But in the final Dave Chisnall could beat him 6:5.
In the semi-finals stood Steve Beaton and Kim Huybrechts.
Participants, Results



10. March
Unbeatable Taylor wins in Reading
Phil Taylor was unbeatable at today's Players Championship in Reading. He defeated in the final Wes Newton with 6:1. Through this win it's already almost sure he will be under the participants of the next Players Championshi Final later in the year. In his second round match today against Tony West Taylor threw an extraordinary nine-darter with scores from 174, 177 and 150 (three times the bullseye!) For Taylor it was the 15. nine-darter in competition.
Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock were the other two players reaching the semi-finals.
Participants and Results



9. März
Players Championships Reading
At the weekend in Reading near London the second Players Championship weekend 2012 will be played.
120 Tour Card Inhaber will be there including the Premier League players. Eight associate PDPA members fill up the field.
Participants



Premier League
Phil Taylor still is unbeaten after the fifth league day of Premier League 2012. With close to 100 his average was far less high the last week though it was nevertheless the highest of the evening. Taylor's opponent Gary Anderson was very far from his best and so Taylor had no problem at all to win 8:1.
The other winners of the evening were a showing battling qualities Kevin Painter, James Wade - who just managed to pick up momentum to stumble over the finishing line - and Simon Whitlock who showed off World Champion Adrian Lewis.

Matchreports
Results, Table



Legends Video
Here the link to a short "Legends" video:
Legends of the game



8. March
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a look on this years Premier League, which already brought us some surprising results.

Premier League



7. March
Premier League
The fifth league Day of Premier League will be played in Brighton.
In the match of the evening Phil Taylor and reigning champion Gary Anderson will meet, who at the moment are ranked 1 and 2 in the Premier League table. James Wade who last week could celebrate his first win in this years Premier League will play back in form Raymond van Barneveld. World Champion Adrian Lewis - who had no chance at all on league day four against Gary Anderson - will tomorrow play against Simon Whitlock and in the first match of the evening Premier League debutants Kevin Painter and Andy Hamilton will stand at the oche.

Walk-on-Girls once again are Erica Wild and Jacqui Adams who by now both have got an own homepage.

Schedule, Results, Table



UK Open
As the PDC announced this year again Speedy Hire will be the main sponsor of the UK Open which will be played from 7.- 10. June in Bolton.

As last year 32 tournament places can be won through the Speedy Hire qualifications. Beside the venues and the dates no more details about those qualifications are known yet.

Amateurs will have the chance to qualify as well by Riley's qualifiers. There will be 32 places avaiable for those too.
Tournament Informations



5. March
Dartslive USA Kickoff
At the end of last year the Dartslive launch in the USA took part.
Donny Joe travelled there, won the kickoff tournament and gives us a detailled description of the automats in his blog.

Dartslive USA Kickoff



Darts throwing robot
There exist not only automats on which you can play darts, there exist auotmatons/robots which play darts themselves! auf denen man Dart Spielen kann, es gibt auch Maschinen/Roboter die selbst Dart spielen!
The technique might not yet be 100 percent perfect but the accuracy is already quite good...
Shooting Hoops and Throwing Darts



2. March
Premier League
Phil Taylor on league day four once again was the outstanding player. Taylor who was already on the first three league days with two times an average of around 112 and a nine-darter in Aberdden the best player managed to increase his average again to an unbelievable 117.35. That was the second highest average ever played on television and the highest in the history of the Premier League. Simon Whitlock was defeated 8:4 and had no chance at all.
Other winners of the evening were James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Andersonwho defeated World Champion Adrian Lewis devastating with 8:1.
Reports
Results, Table



29. February
Premier League
On the fourth league day the Premier League travels to Exeter, the by the Romans founded capital of Devon.
In the Westpoint Arena reigning champion Gary Anderson, who'll be some kind of local hero tomorrow, will meet World Champion Adrian Lewis. Anderson seems to get back into form - so it might be an interesting match. A lot of betters seem to feel it will be a draw.
Phil Taylor who played a stunning match last week will play against Simon Whitlock. Andy Hamilton and Raymond van Barneveld will meet while the second Premier League debutant Kevin Painter will stand together with James Wade at the oche who hopes to be finally able to win.
The Walk-on-Girls in Exeter are Erica Wild and Jacqui Adams.

Schedule, Results, Table



28. February
Barry Hearn
After Eddie Norman now another "official" for the who is who: Barry Hearn, chairman of the PDC.
But he is not only the chairman of the PDC, he is chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association as well, founder and chairman of the sports promotion company Matchroom and is in charge of a soccer club...
Barry Hearn



27. February
Darts Performance Centre
The Coaching Clinic of the Darts Performance Centre is back.
This time it has a view at the topic "Goal Setting".

Goal Setting




German Championship
Marko Puls and Irina Armstrong won the singles titles of the German national championship played in Karlsruhe at the weekend. Marko Puls defeated in the final Tomas Seyler, Irina Armstrong won against Marene Westermann. The Girl's title won Ann Kathrin Wigman, the Boy's title Max Hopp.
The Men's doubles were won by Göbel/Bekier, the Ladies doubles by Spörle/Männel.
The additional singles on Sunday were won by Kevin Münch and Marene Westermann.



Six Nations Cup
The Six Nations Cup, a contest between teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, was played at the weekend.
Both the ladies and the men's contest were won by the English team. The English men's team consisted of Scott Waistes, Martin Atkins, Tony O'Shea, Garry Thompson and Martin Adams. Members of the English ladies team were Trina Gulliver, Lorraine Farlam and Lisa Ashton.
Best players of the tournament were Scotsman Craig Baxter and Trina Gulliver from England.
Tournament Information



24. February
Premier League
The third league day of Premier League brought again interesting matches.
Once again outstanding was Phil Taylors performance which let a really strong playing Raymond van Barneveld no chance. Simon Whitlock's defeat against Kevin Painter was after his convincing first two matches a surprise.
Adrian Lewis didn't manage to defeat Andy Hamilton as he die in the final of the World Championship - the match ended in a draw. Gary Andersons seems to get back in form while James Wade keeps on to struggle, he still hasn't got a single point and is last of the league table while Phil Taylor now leads after the third league day.
Reports
Results, Table



22. February
Premier League
The third league day of the Premier League will be played tomorrow in Belfast.
Two of the match might turn out to be really interesting - Phil Taylor will play Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis will meet as in the final of the last PDC World Championship Andy Hamilton. The matches between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld often developed into classis even though the Dutchman till now never managed to defeat Taylor in Premier League. Hamilton to be sure will try to get revenge for his defeat in the World Championship final.
In the other two matches of the evening the till now very convincing Simon Whitlock will meet debutant Kevin Painter while slightly unsure Scotsman Gary Anderson will play a showing signs of weakness James Wade.
The Walk-on-Girls in Belfast are Kelly Donegan and Hazel O'Sullivan.

Schedule, Results, Table



21. February
WDF/BDO Results
Only a short while after his switch back to the BDO Tony Eccles won his first title. The Englishman who never seemed to settle in the PDC and who had decided to return to the BDO out of financial and familiar reasons defeated in the final of the Scottish Open Robbie Green with 5:3. The double titles was won by James Wilson/Gary Robson.
In the ladies events once again Deta Hedman had a successful weekend who won both the ladies singles - she defeated Julie Gore in the final - and together with Karen Lawman the ladies doubles.

Winners of the DFA Australian West Coast Classic singles were Justin Miles and Michelle Rodney.



18. February
Dart the USA
As Adam "Thorn" Smith already travelled to North America, more exactly to Canada, Globaldarts will follow him there and have a look at the sport of darts. It will be a rather extensive topic!!!
First of all you now can find an article about the North American Open Darts Tournament - short NAODT - on the site. It was one of the first and one of the biggest steel-dart tournaments in the USA. Players from all over the World took part in it. The last NAODT was played in 1999.
North American Open Darts Tournament



17. February
Taylor threw Nine-Darter
Phil Taylor's Nine-Darter certainly was the highlight of a rather interesting second Premier league day.
The evening began with a highclass contest between Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld which ended in a fair 7:7 draw. Van Barneveld again showed he's on his way back to top form.
Gary Anderson still struggles with his form but profited yesterday evening from Andy Hamilton's double trouble and got in front of 4000 deligthed Scottish fans a clear 8:2 win.
Strong playing Kevin Painter was in the lead against Phil Taylor but then had no chance at all after Taylor was stoked up by his nine-darter. Taylor won without problems 8:5.
Simon Whitlock was with 7:0 in the lead when James Wade finally found into the match. But it was to late for Wade to change the outcome. Whitlock now after his 8:4 win tops the Premier League table.
Reports
Results, Table



15. February
Premier League
Tomorrow the second Premier League day will be played in Aberdeen in Scotland.
Reigning Champion Anderson, who was defeated last week by Kevin Painter,hopes for a win over the other Premier League debutant Andy Hamilton. zu können.
Kevin Painter will tomorrow meet Phil Taylor, World Champion Adrian Lewis plays against Raymond van Barneveld and in the last match of the evening Simon Whitlock and James Wade will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results, Table
Tournament Information



European Tour
By now all details of the European Tour including dates and venues of the quailfiers were announced by the PDC.
All interested players are only allowed to take part in one of the qualifiers. The price money from the quarterfinals upwards was increased, the mixture of participants changed slightly - there will be now four places for players from the host countries.
Tournament Information



13. February
Adam "Thorn" Smith is on his way again...
This time he travels to Canada.
There he talks to Ron Wilcox who is very much involved into youth darts. His son Steven "Ringer" Wilcox is a talented young player who despite his now only 13 years already took part in the PDC tournaments taking place in Canada. By now he is sponsored as only youth player by Cosmo Darts.
In Canada



Michael van Gerwen Winner on Sunday
In a great performance Michael van Gerwen won the second UK Open Qualifier. He defeated in the final Dave Chisnall with 6:1 and threw a a Nine-Darter and a 170 Checkout during the match.
The semi-finals reached Vincent van der Voort and Simon Whitlock.
Both Ted Hankey and Dean Winstanley were eliminated in the third round.
Participants, Results



11. February
Wes Newton wins first Qualifier
Wes Newton was the winner of the first qualifier for the UK Open in Bolton. He defeated in the final Kim Hubrechts with 6:3.
The semi-finals reached beside them Kevin Dowling and Simon Whitlock.
Ted Hankey was eliminated second round, Dean Winstanley in round four.

Participants, Results



10. February
UK Open Qualifier 1 + 2
At the weekend in Crawley the first two qualifiers for the UK Open in June in Bolton will be played.
In those the so called "Associate Members" can take part as well. Those are all players who took part in Qualifying School and didn't win a Tour Card. So the number of participants is much higher then in the Players Championships played in England in which only Tour Card holders are allowed to take part.
Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will not play in Crawley.
Participants, Tournament Information



Premier League - 1. League Day
The first League Day of the Premier League brought wins for the both debutants Andy Hamilton and Kevin Painter, the two other matches ended with a draw.
Andy Hamilton defeated James Wade with a strong performance while Kevin Painter gained from Gary Andersons problems. Anderson managed to come back into the match but couldn't change the outcome.
Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld played a very evenly matched, highclass game which only logically ended 7:7.
Phil Taylor produced in the last match of the evening a stunning comeback against Adrian Lewis. Lewis was already 6:1 in the lead when Taylor came back and played himself with an average from over 112 to a draw.
For the first time since the announcement of his cancer illness Sid Waddell was back in the commentating box.
Matchreports



9. February
Premier League
Tonight the first league day of this years Premier League will be played in the not sold out MEN Arena in Manchester.
On this first evening World Champion Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor will meet, who last weekend as a team won the PDC World Cup. Last year we had the same fixture on the first Premier League day as well, then Adrian Lewis defeated Phil Taylor 8:2.
It will be interesting to see the first matches of Premier League debutants Andy Hamilton and Kevin Painter who will play James Wade and Gary Anderson.
Simon Whitlock, most consistent single player during the World Cup and quite recovered from his ankle injury, will meet Raymond van Barneveld.
With the betting companies Phil Taylor is the title favourit, Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson, rigning champion, follow on two and three.
Sky Sport televises from 7 pm British time. And of course one can follow the whole tournament by the live stream on pdc.tv.
Schedule, Results, Table
Tournament Information



7. February
Arachnid and Medalist Have Something to Fear
Donny Joe, American dartplayer and 2011 number 11 of the ADO rankings, has a personal look on the development in soft-darts. In November 2011 the Japanese E-Dart company Dartslive arrived in America - what will happen now? Definitely companies like Arachnid and Medalist feel Dartslive is a real competitor!

Arachnid and Medalist Have Something to Fear



6. February
Team England wins World Cup
In a dramatic final Team England in a Sudden Death Leg won against Team Australia.
Team England had won the first three singles before Paul Nicholson with a 7:4 defeat of Adrian Lewis forced the match into the deciding double. The Australians won it 4:7 showing a lot of team spirit and bottle so that the sudden death leg would decide over the tournament win.
Both Australians and Phil Taylor missed with their matchdarts. Finally Adrian Lewis - who kept his nerve - could hit the double for the tournament.
The Australians were the best team throughout the tournament and convinced all the time while Team England began weak and almost was eliminated first against Team Canada and then against Team USA. But then they dramatically improved and showed their best performances in the semi-finals and the final.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Dutch Open - Desults
Englishman Tony O'Shea and Julie Gore from Wales were the winners of the singles titles.
Impressive played Austrian Roby John Rodriguez who won the boy's singles title. Belgian Bauwke Verreydt won the girl's tournament.
Tony O'Shea together with Darryl Fitton was the winner of the men's pairs while Lawman/Hedman won the ladies doubles.



5. February
PDC World Cup - Semi-Finals
The Teams from Australia and from England won the semi-finals and will now meet tonight in the final of the PDC World Cup.
Team Australien had no real problems with the winner of the inaugural PDC World Cup Team Netherlands. Only Raymond van Barneveld could win against Paul Nicholson - all other matches were lost.
In a similar way Team Wales was defeated by the English Team. Mark Webster who had shown a great performance thus far had suddenly big problems while Richie Burnett once again convinced and the members of the English Team started to find their range. In their best performance of the tournament even Phil Taylor managed to win his first single match.
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC World Cup - Quarterfinals
In the quarterfinals the Teams from Australia, Wales and the Netherlands proved to be to strong for their opponents Belgium, South Africa and Northern Ireland.
Some more problems had Team England as neither Adrian Lewis nor Phil Taylor showed the convincing performance one is used of them. But they defeated the American Team nevertheless and progressed to the semi-finals as well.
The semi-finals will be played this afternoon, Team Australia will play Team Netherlands and the English Team will meet the Welsh. Tonight the final will be played.



4. February
PDC World Cup - Second Round Doubles
Team Canada was in the end the loser in the clash with the English Team and was eliminated from the tournament in a Sudden Death Leg. Team England will now meet in tonights quarterfinals Team USA.
Through to the quarterfinals as well are reigning champion Netherlands and the Teams from Belgium, Northern Ireland, Australia, South Africa and Wales. South Africa had defeated the Scottish Team in another sudden death leg.
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC World Cup - Second Round Singles
The biggest upset in the second round caused Team Canada. Both Ken McNeil as John Part defeated their opponents from the English Team, Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis, with 3:4. Team England now has to win the double today to still have a chance to stay in the tournament. zu haben.
Beside Canada the teams from Australia, Wales und Scotland lead 2:0. All other matches ended 1:1.



3. Februar
PDC World Cup - First Round
The first round of the PDC World Cup, in which only doubles were played, brought wins for the teams from Canada, the republic of Ireland, the USA, Austria, Sweden, South Africa, Croatia and Denmark. The most convincing performance showed the team from South Africa Devon Petersen/Shawn Hogan, who threw the Spains, the stunning team of the first World Cup out of the tournament.
Tonight in Hamburg the singles of the second round will be played. Team USA will play team Germany, reigning champion Holland will play team Austria and the English team will play team Canada.
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC World Cup
This afternoon in Hamburg the second PDC World Cup will begin with the matches of the first round. Beside others the teams from Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Spanien will be involved in the action.
The winning teams of the first round then will play in the evening session against the seeded teams, to which belong for example tean Germany, reigning champion Netherlands and the favorised team England. Tonight only the singles of the second round take place, the doubles will be played tomorrow afternoon.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



Dutch Open
Today in the national conference centre Koningshof in the Netherlands the Dutch Open will start, a BDO/WDF tournament. After Christian Kist's win of the BDO World Championship there are even more participants then usually - over 3500 players have registered for the different events.



Belgian Championships
Last Sunday in Harelbeke the national Belgian Championships were played.
The men's title for the first time was won by Thierry Michaud, he defated in the final his team mate from the national team Ronny Huybrechts.
Patricia de Peuter won her third successive ladies title.



31. January
Who is the real Dart's World Champion?
Scott Mackenzie published a second column on Dartoid's World disussing three World Championships and three World Champions. Who now is the real World Champion? And wouldn't it be interesting when all three would contest in the two kinds of darts - steel-dart and soft dart? Who would turn out to be the best all-rounder?

Who is the real World Champion?



30. January
German Gold Cup
The singles of the last German Gold Cup - the organiser has to withdrew due to financial reasons - won Dutch Aileen de Graf and Tomas Seyler.
The girl's tournament was won by Valeria Shvtec, the boy's tournament by Max Hopp. In the ladie's doubles Jenkins/Armstrong defeated Strauch/Sossong, winners of the men's doubles were Langendorf/Klönhammer who defeated Rice/Kunze.



Las Vegas Open
In this years Las Vegas Open, a ADO/WDF tournament, American Howard Meyers and Canadian Cindy Pardy won the singles titles.
Cindy Pardy won the ladies cricket tournament as well while the men's cricket title went to Jim Widmayer.
The Cricket doubles of the men where won unexpectedly by the Japanese pair Hashimoto/Muramatsu.



29. January
Michael Smith wins second Players Championship
Michael Smith on Sunday got his second win on the PDC Pro Tour and defeated in the final Saturday's winner Justin Pipe 6:3.
The semi-finals reached beside them James Wade and Matt Clark. Ted Hankey again was eliminated in preliminary round, Dean Winstanley lost in round 4 to Dave Chisnall.
Participants, Results, Tournament Information




28. January
Justin Pipe wins in Benidorm
Justin Pipe won the first Players Championship 2012 with a 6:0 whitewash against Paul Nicholson.
In the semifinals of the Spanish Darts Trophy on Saturday stood beside them Ian White, who had thrown a Nine-Darter in his first round match against Mark Hylton and Swedish Magnus Caris.
Ted Hankey lost on his Pro Tour debut in premiminary round while Tony West and Dean Winstanley - who lost against Kim Huybrechts - were eliminated first round.
Participants, Results, Tournament Information



26. January
Players Championships 1 + 2 Benidorm
At the weekend in Benidorm in Spain the first two Players Championships 2012 will be played. They are the last two Players Championships this year on the continent and belong already to the new European Tour of the PDC, which will replace the continental Players Championships.
It will be the first appearance of Ted Hankey and Dean Winstanley as PDC players. Beside several new Tour Card holders will travel to Spain who are joined by quite a lot of local players. From the Top Ten Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson are missing.
Participants, Tournament Information



25. January
PDC World Cup
The PDC announced today the draw for the World Cup which will start on 3. Feburary. The English team - Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis - will meet in second round either team Canada or team Hungary while team Netherlands - winner of the last and first World Cup - will play in their first match team Austria or team New Zealand. The English and the Dutch team belong to the eight seeded teams which will start to play second round while the other 16 teams have to start in first round.
Main sponsor of this years World Cup will be like for the inaugural tournament in 2010 cash converter.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



Quebec Open
This years Quebec Open were won by David Dionne and Cindy Pardy.



22. January
Qualifying School
One of the Tour Card winners in Sunday's Qualifying School was German player Bernd Roith.
The last three other direct Tour Card winners today were Dave Smith, Johnny Haines and young Welshman Waliser Jamie Lewis who played last year some of the PDC Youth Tour events.
Beside several other Tour Cards were handed out according the ranking points won through Qualifying School.



Qualifying School
On the third day BDO player Dean Winstanley finally managed to win himself a PDC Tour Card .
The other three Tour Cards on Saturday got Canadier Jeff Smith, PDPA player Adrian Gray, who lats year had dropped out of the Top 64 of the PDC and Andrew Gilding, who last year had qualified for UK Open as an amateur and who had stood under the last 16 of the Winmau World Masters.
Participants, Results, Tournament Information



Interview with Dean Winstanley
Dean Winstanley last year was at his debut in Lakeside the runner-up of the BDO World Championship. Later in the year he was runner-up of the Winmau World Masters as well - both in his first full year on the BDO circuit.
His goal is of course to win both tournaments...
To the Interview



21. January
Qualifying School
On the second day of Qualifying School Kurt van de Rijck, Stuart Kellet, Steve West and Michael Barnard won PDC Tour Card.
Kurt van de Rijck had qualified by the European Order of Merit for the last PDC World Championship and now wants to play the complete PDC Circuit. After Tony West with his brother Steve West and Stuart Kellet two more BDO players switched to the PDC. Michael Barnard already plays in the PDC for several years but was ranked to low in the Order of Merit to get a Tour Card automatically. So he had to take part in Qualifying School.



20. January
Qualifying School
on the first day of PDC Qualifying School Tony West, Darren Whittingham, Richie Howson and Andrew Cornwall won a PDC Tour Card.
Tony West, former World Masters winner, is beside Ted Hankey the second BDO player, who this year switches to the PDC. As Hankey West took part in the BDO World Championship. But for him from the beginning the tournament was ill-fated - he had lost his darts before his first match and till now didn't got them back.
Participants, Results, Tournament Information



18. January
Topic "Dartitis
In a further article - this time by an American dart player who now lives in South Korea and who suffered from dartitis but got rid of it - the topic "dartitis" is taken up again. Karl Hartmann's article deals especially with the different stages a person suffering from dartitis has to live through to be able to recover from the illness.
Stages of Dartitis



PDC Qualifying School
All in all 218 players from around the world registered for th PDC Qualifying School haben sich insgesamt 218 Spieler aus aller Welt angemeldet.
The best-know BDO player under the participants is Dean Winstanley while Scott Waites despite all expectations and rumours didn't register. On the list are PDPA players who couldn't got a Tour Card because they are not in the top 64 of the PDC Order of Merit like Peter Manley, some young players who played Youth Tour last year and former World Champions Andy Fordham and Les Wallace.
Starting tomorrow till Sunday the four tournaments of the Qualifying School will be played for at least 31 Tour Cards. 16 will directly go to all the semi-finalists of the four tournaments, the other one's will be distributed by a point-ranking to the other participants.
Participants, Results, Tournament Information



17. January
Premier League Fixtures
The PDC has now announced the fixtures of the league days of Premier League 2012.
Like last season on the first evening on 9. February World Champion Adrian Lewis will play Phil Taylor. Last year the match ended with a clear 2:8 defeat for Phil Taylor.
With Cardiff, Glasgow and Aberdeen three league days are already sold out.
The official betting partner of the Premier League, William Hill, makes Phil Taylor the clear 13/8 favourite to win this years Premier League.
Participants, League Days
Tournament Information



Winners World Championship-Competitions
Though the participants in the competitons were international all the first prices were won by German participants.
When even the tie-braker question in the PDC competition brought two correct answers I decided there'll be two first prices this year and both winners will get the video-analysis of their throw.
Those first prices got Michael Putz from Wiesbaden and Sven Klein from Hamburg. The consolation price - an official PDC World Championship programme signed by the old and new World Champion Adrian Lewis - got Rab Smith from Ballymote in Ireland.

The winner of the BDO competition is Stefan Seidelmann from Essen - he'll get a set of Performance Darts.

Many thanks to all who took part and congratulations to all winners.



16. January
Dean Winstanley takes part in Qualifying School
Over the weekend the number of participants in the PDC Qualifying School increased.
Under the players who registered now is Dean Winstanley.
Participants, Tournament Information



15. January
Kist new BDO World Champion
Dutchman Christian Kist is the new BDO World Champion.

He defeated in a thrilling though not throughout high-class final Tony O'Shea with 7:5. O'Shea was more nervous then debutant Kist at the beginning of the final and his usual accuracy on the doubles had left him. A rather cool looking Kist could take almost every chance O'Shea gave him and got a 5:1 lead. Then O'Shea suddenly recovered abd now it was Kist who who was in trouble. O'Shea managed the 5:5 but then Kist was back and despite O'Shea's strong resistance he could win the last two sets to win the match.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table



Ted Hankey will get Tour Card
The PDC announced that the PDC Tour Card offer to all Lakeside semi-finalists still is valid though it had for some time disappeared from the PDC Homepage.
So it's certain Ted Hankey will get a Tour Card and doesn't have to play through Qualifying School. Which plans the other three Lakeside semi-finalists have for their future in darts is not yet known.



14. January
Ted Hankey switches to PDC
In an interview after his semi-final defeat Ted Hankey announced he'll switch to the PDC.
Before the match he had an argument with BDO officials because he refused to sign a contract with the BDO which would have bound him as semi-final participant to stay in the BDO and play next years BDO World Championship. After the match Hankey accused the persons responsible to have toggled the air-condition so that it affected his game...
It's not known yet whether Hankey will get a Tour Card immediately or whether he would have to go through Qualifiying School to win one, but there is evidence to suggest he'll be spared Qualifying School.



BDO World Championship
Dutchman Christan Kist and Tony O'Shea tomorrow will play the final of the BDO World Championship 2012.
Christan Kist won a close match against Ted Hankey who throw away his opprtunity to win. Compared to the other matches Kist had played during the tournament it was a weaker performance by him. Before the match Ted Hankey had an argument with BDO officials. He even threatend he would default.

As in the first semi-final the performance of both players in the second was their weakest in the tournament - nevertheless it was a thrilling and close match. But usually after a high score a rather weak one followed. Beside O'Shea had some problems with the board - all in all he had 14 bouncers during the match. So at 5:5 there was another break to change the board and look after the air-conditiong which seemed to affect both players - a similar situation as in the recent PDC semi-final between Adrian Lewis and James Wade. The match was very balanced, in the end O'Shea could win it thanks to his more clinical finishing.



13. January
BDO World Championship
The last two men's quarterfinals were won by Dutchman Christian Kist and Ted Hankey.
Dutchman Christian Kist once again showed a good performance as did Alan Norris who nevertheless couldn't keep up. Kist soon was in the lead and was even able to prevent a threatening comeback by Norris. In the end Kist won 5:1. Kist who had qualified by the International Play-Offs for the World Championship is the only not seeded player in the semifinals
The result of the second quarterfinal was the same - 5:1 for Hankey - but it was only in patches as good as the first one. Both players were not really sure with their doubles but in most situations Ted Hankey was a step ahead of Martin Atkins. So Atkins as Alan Norris could only win a single set.
The two semi-finals which will be played torrow now are: Tony O'Shea v Wesley Harms and Ted Hankey v Christan Kist. Two times England v Holland, two times experienced player against emerging talent. Could be interesting matches!
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table



Anastasia Dobromyslova World Champion
With a 2:1 win against Deta Hedman Anastasia Dobromyslova won the title for the second time.
In the first set Hedman overrun Dobromyslova. But the the Russian got more and more confident and got much surer with her doubles. After Hedman had miscalculated a finish and missed two matchdarts in the second set Dobromyslova dominated the match and won it in style with a bullsey-finish.



PDC Qualifying School
2012 again a PDC Qualifying School will take place through which at least 31 PDC Tour Cards can be earned.
Again Qualifying school will consists of four tournaments. All quarterfinal winners will get a Tour Card sicher. 15 more Tour Cards will be handed to the top players of the qualifying school ranking. The tour card is valid for two years.
Till now 140 players have registered for Qualifying School. As entries will not be closed before 18. January 12 pm probably some more will registrate. Last year players like Dave Chisnall, John Henderson and Magnus Caris earned a Tour Card going through Qualifying School.
Participants, Tournament Information



12. Januar
BDO World Championship
In the women's final tomorrow Deta Hedman and Anastasia Dobromyslova will meet. Deta Hedman defeated Lorraine Farlam 2:1, Anastasia Dobromyslova won in the second semi-final against - a visibly still suffering from the dead of her mother last week - Trina Gulliver.
Winners of the two men's quarterfinals were Dutchman Wesley Harms and Tony O'Shea.
Harms and his English opponent Paul Jennings - both World Championship - debutants played an at first rather nervous match. The Dutchman managed to settle while Paul Jennings never played at his best and was defeated 5:3.
The first four sets of the match between reigning champion Martin Adams and Tony O'Shea certainly were one of the highlights of this year's tournamen. Both players then dropped off a bit though they still showed a good performance. Both averaged around 94. O'Shea soon played himself into the lead and threw a greta 170 finihs. Adams never seemed really to recover from it though he was able to increase his double quote. Tony O'Shea deserved his 5:2 win and will now play on Saturday in the semi-finals against Dutchman Wesley Harms.



BDO World Championship
Out of the last second round matches Martin Atkins, Ted Hankey, Christian Kist and Alan Norris progressed into the quarterfinals.
Martin Atkins was already 3:0 in the lead against Willy van de Wiel when the Dutch player started a comeback. But Atkins held his nerve and won 4:2. The match between Ted Hankey and Scott Waites was a rather scatty match in which both players had strong and weak phases. Ted Hankey prevailed. Belgian Geert de Vos only could keep up with Christian Kist at the beginning of the match. Then his performance sagged and Kist won without problems 4:2. Kist once again had the highest average of the evening.
The last match of the evening between Dean Winstanley and Alan Norris resembled the first one between Atkins and van de Wiel. Winstanley soon was 3:0 in the lead. Then Norris started to fight back. But Winstanley couldn't find the means to halt Norris and lost 3:4.
Today the first two men's quarterfinals and the ladies semi-finals will be played.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table



11. Januar
WDF News
The WDF announced from this year on there'll be an own ranking for the youth players.
The first tournament counting for the ranking will be the German Goldcup on 29. January where a both a girls and a boys tournament will be played. All in all it will be over 30 tournament where the youth players can collect ranking points.
Which "rewards" the players will win with their points is not yet known.



PDC Premier League
As the PDC said the announcement of this year's Premier League players started a new surge in the ticket sell.
By now 80 percent of the tickets are sold. Sold out already is evening number 8 in Cardiff.


Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



10. January
BDO World Championship
Today the first four second round matches were played.
To the quarterfinals progressed Paul Jennings, Wesley Harms, Mertin Adams and Tony O'Shea. The first match of the evening between Paul Jennings and Steve Douglas was the weakest - it looked both players were rather nervous. The young Dutchman Harms showed a strong performance agaainst Robbie Green. Green had won the first set but had after that no chance at all again the younger player. Martin Adams didn't more then necessary to defeat Gary Stone who had experienced some double trouble. The last match of the evening was the strongest of the session. Both players threw a lot of high scores and Tony O'Shea hit over 50 percent of his doubles. He convinced by some high clinical finishs.
Tomorrow the other four second round matches will be played.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table



PDC World Cup
The PDC the participants of the second PDC World Cup which will be played from 3. - 5. February in Hamburg.
Again 24 Teams will fight for the win. The eight seeded teams - the English team Phil Taylor/Adrian Lewis is seeded number one - will start to play second round on Friday evening while all other teams will meet in round one in the afternoon.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



9. January
BDO World Championship
On the third day of the BDO World Championship the last three first round matches were played.
The first match was won by young Belgian Geert de Vos who defeated Tony West. The other two matches were won by the more experienced British players againts two yound players from Holland though both Benito van de Pas and Joey ten Berge showed a good performance. Alan Norris and Dean Winstanley progressed into the second round.
The last women's quarterfinal was won by Anastasia Dobromyslova who defeated Julie Gore 2:0.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result Table



BDO World Championship competition

As already announced globaldarts offers a competition for the BDO World Championship as well.
This time the winner will get a set of Performance Darts.
Competition



8. January
BDO World Championship
On the second day of the BDO World Championship two Dutchman played the till now best match of the tournament - Christian Kist defeated Jan Dekker with 3:2 and had an average of almost 98. Ted Hankey played a quite respectable match against the at first very unsure debutant Clive Barden. Hankey won 3:2 as well. Beside those two Wesley Harms, Scott Waites, Paul Jennings, Willy van de Wiel and Martin Atkins progressed into round two.
Trina Gulliver defeated Lisa Ashton 2:0 and progressed into the semi-finals.
Tomorrow the least three first round matches of the men and the last women's quarterfinal will be played.



7. Januar
BDO World Championship
On the first day of the BDO World Championship with Gary Robson and Ron Meulenkamp already two seeded players were eliminated from the tournament.
Through to the second round are Robby Green, Steve Douglas, reigning champion Martin Adams, Tony O'Shea, Gary Stone and Ross Montgomery.
In the Women's tournament Deta Hedman and Lorraine Farlam progressed to the semi-finals.
Participants, Schedule, Results



6. January
BDO World Championship

Tomorrow the BDO World Championship and the BDO Women's World Championship will begin in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.
32 Men and 8 Women will battle for the title.
This year the tournament will get TV coverage by ESPN and BBC.

Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information




4. January
Darts on the Radio

Does it really exist - Darts on the Radio?
Oh yes - it exists. And how the sport of darts made it into the radio I was told during the last PDC World Championship.
Darts on the Radio



Premier League Players
The four wildcards for this years Premier League got Andy Hamilton, Kevin Painter, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld.
The first League Day will be played in Manchester on 9. February.



Taylor again "Player of the Year"
Once again Phil Taylor was named PDC "Player of the year". The fans voted over the PDC homepage Taylor as "PDC Fan's Player of the Year as well.
Beside this the following awards were confered: Pro Tour Player of the Year: Gary Anderson, PDPA Player of the Year: Justin Pipe, Best Newcomer: Dave Chisnall, PDC Young Player of the Year: Michael van Gerwen, Best Televised Performance: Adrian Lewis.



3. January
Premier League Players
Tonight the annual Awards Dinner of the PDC will take place.
During the evening not only the usual awards - like the "Player of the Year" award - will be handed out but this years Premier League players will be announced as well. Four of those are already known - the numbers 1 - 4 of the PDC Order of Merit Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Gary Anderson. But who will get the four Wildcards?



Order of Merit updated
The Order of Merit was updated after the PDC World Championship.
The biggest change happened for Andy Hamilton, he moved from place 17 to place 7. Beside him under the top 32 Paul Nicholson, Justin Pipe, John Part and Richie Burnett moved up.
PDC Ranking



2. January
Lewis defends World Champion Title
Adrian Lewis defended his World Champion Title against Andy Hamilton with a 7:3 win.
After all the thrilling matches during the tournament the final was almost an anticlimax. Neither Lewis nor Hamilton could build on their performance shown in the semi-finals. There were a lot of not so high scores and Hamilton was far less sure on his doubles then in his other matches. So he was often unabale to use his chances. Lewis on the other hand was always at the right place when it was important and deserved the win.
Report Final
Participants, Schedule, Results
Competition
Tournament Information
Result Table
Statistics
Gallery



PDC World Championship - Semi-Finals
The winners of the two semi-finals were Andy Hamilton and reigning champion Adrian Lewis, who now tonight will play the final of the PDC World Championship 2012.
In both semi-finals the winners were at first behind but then turned the matches around.
In the first semi-final Simon Whitlock had a 5:3 lead when Andy Hamilton started his comeback. The players fought a very close match which Hamilton in the end won 6:5.
In the second semi-final James Wade had got a 5:1 lead after a draught on stage had suspended the match fo some time when Wade led 2:0. It took Lewis longer to recover from the incident but then Wade had no chance at all any longer and Lewis progressed with a 6:5 win for the second time into the World Championship final.
Reports - Semi-Finals



31. December


A Happy New Year to Everybody!!!






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