News 2013

30. December
PDC World Championship - Semifinals
Both semifinals were rather one-sided. The first semi-final between Peter Wright and Simon Whitlock was dominated by the Scotiish player who showed not only a high-class but a consistent performance as well while Whitlock just not couldn't keep up. He'll meet in the final Michael van Gerwen who was even more dominant in his semifinal against Adrian Lewis who was scoring well but couldn't hit his doubles. So in the end he was whitewashed 0:6 by the young Dutchman.
Results
Semifinals



Upsets
It seems already to be a very long time ago that Phil Taylor was eliminated from the tournament - and it was not the only upset of this year's PDC World Championship. But Phil Taylor's elimination was the big topic on my last day at the Alexandra Palace this year...
Upsets




PDC World Championship - Day 14
While the first two quarterfinals were really close matches the second two both were one-sided matches.
Two-times World-Champion Adrian Lewis dominated from the beginning and lost only one set against James Wade to progress into the semi-finals. There he'll meet Michael van Gerwen who first had to defy a fightback by Mark Webster to win 5:3.
Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen will meet in the second semi-final tonight.
Results
Report 14. Day, Quarterfinals 2



29. December
PDC World Championship - Day 13, Evening
On Saturday evening the first two quarterfinals were played and both were only decided in the tiebreaker of the ninth set.
In the first quarterfinal Wes Newton and Peter Wright stood at the oche. Newton soon was 2:0 in the lead but Wright magnaged the 2:2 and then the lead changed several time helped by Newton missing quite a few dopubles. The head-to-head race went on into the nieth set where finally Wright managed to win two successive legs to progress into the semi-finals.
In the second quarterfinal Simon Whitlock already was 3:0 in the lead before Ian White finally got off the starting blocks. Then he again showed the impressive performance of his earlier matches and again the match went into a ninth set. It was Simon Whitlocks experience which in the end won him two successive legs to get into the last four.
Results
Report 13. Day, Evening, Quarterfinals 1



28. December
PDC World Championship - Day 13, Afternoon
The third ended on Saturday afternoon with the last three matches .
Adrian Lewis and an impressive playing James Wade got clear wins against Mervyn King and Devon Petersen, while favourit Michael van Gerwen had to work hard against Gary Anderson. But Anderson missed matchdarts for a 4:1 win, van Gerwen came back and managed to win 4:3.
Results
Report 13. Day, Afternoon



PDC World Championship - Day 12, Evening
The evening session of the 12. PDC World Championship day started with a surprisingly one-sided match between Smon Whitlock and Kevin Painter, Simon Whitlock won it 4:0.
The following match between Michael Smith and Peter Wright developed into a highclass thriller in which in the end Smith run a little bit out of steam and Wright got a 4:3 win - a really unbelievable match! Peter Wright's averaged 105.07, Michael Smith 98.33. The final match between Mark Webster and Raymond van Barneveld couldn't reach the same level though it improved thoughout the match. Un the end it was Raymond van Barneveld who was elimated from the tournament while Mark Webster prevailed 4:3
Results
Report 12. Day, Evening



27. December
PDC World Championship - Day 12, Afternoon
The afternoon of the 12. day brought several surprises. In the last second round match Devon Petersen defeated Justin Pipe - who never arrived in the game - 4:1
The thrid round began with a clear 4:1 victory of Wes Newton against Robert Thornton. Rather more close was the clash betwenn Ian Wehite and Richie Burnett. Burnett got an early leads but couldn't prevent neither a comeback by Ian Whitenor his 4:3 win.
Results
Report 12. Day, Afternoon



And the girls???

Though one can't see any female dart players during the World Championship on the stage of course there are women around in Alexandra Palace - some are only "decorative", others are very important for the players.
And the girls???




PDC World Championship
Today the PDC World Championship will go on with an afternoon - and an evening session.
In the afternoon first the last second round match between Justin Pipe and South African Devon Petersen will be played. After that the third round will begin. Five third round matches will be played today over the two sessions and among the players at the oche will be Robert Thornton, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barnbeveld.
Schedule, Results



24. December
PDC World Championship - Day 11
On the last evening before the Christmas break three more second round matches were played in London. In the first match James Wade defeated after an impressive fightback Andy Smith 4:3 The second match was dominated by Mervyn King though Ricky Evans again showed a good performance. The last match between Vincent van der Voort was the best match of the tournament so far. Despite a great performance Vincent van der Voort in the end had no chance against an outstanding playing Adrian Lewis who progressed with a 4:1 win into the third round.
Results
Report 11. Day



23. December
PDC World Championship - Day Ten, Evening
Sunday's eveneing session brought us two rather one-sided matches in which John Part and Kevin McDine were eliminated by Wes Newton and Michael van Gerwen whereby Kevin McDine offered a lot of resistance.
Inbetween the match between John Henderson and Mark Webster took place - to be sure one of the most thrilling and most competitive of the World Championship so far in which in the end Mark Webster prevailed 4:3.
Results
Report 10. Day, Evening



22. December
PDC World Championship - Day Ten, Afternoon
In the afternoon session of day 10 of the PDC World Championship Gary Anderson, Kevin Painter and Simon Whitlock progressed with clear wins into the third round. Brendan Dolan managed a comeback into the match in set four after Anderson had missed with his matchdarts but Anderson was back in set five and got the win. Paul Nicholson played luckless against Kevin Painter and Jarkko Komula just couldn't cope with Simon Whitlock.
Results
Report 10. Day, Afternoon



PDC World Championship - Ninth Evening
After the first two rather one-sided matches with Richie Burnett and Robert Thornton as clear winners of their clashes with Andy Hamilton and Beau Anderson the last match of the evening developed into a thriller. Ian White first dominated the match against Kim Huybrechts. But then Huybrechts started a fightback and managed the 3:3. White kept his nerve and won the deciding seven set of the match.
Results
Report 9. Day



21. December
Nelson Mandela and the Muswell Hill

Not only the career of the Kinks started at the beginning of the 1960's on Muswell Hill. The anti-Apartheid movement got under way from there at the same time as well...
Nelson Mandela and the Muswell Hill




PDC Wold Championship - Eight Evening
On the eight evening of the PDC World Championship the first three second round matches were played.
In the first match Peter Wright - who had changed his beard into a Christmas Tree - had some problems with the against impressive Per Laursen but in the end got a 4:2 win. Even more in difficulties was Raymond van Barneveld against Jamie Caven. They faught a match on equal footing in which unfortunately only one player could win. In the end van Barneveld prevailed und progressed into third round.
The last match of the evening ended with an upset - the upset of the World Championship: Youth World Champion Michael Smith defeated a from the beginning unsure reigning Champion Phil Taylor and Taylor was eliminated from the tournament.
Results



PDC World Championship Competition


The PDC World Championship competition is still running:

PDC World Championship Competition





20. Dezember
PDC World Championship - Day 7
Mark Webster and James Wade both had to dig in to win their First Round matches against Mensur Suljovic and Darren Webster who both couldn't keep up their first good performances throughout the match.
The other two matches developed more one sided. While Royden Lam managed to win the first set of his match against Wes Newton Tomas Seyler only won the first leg of the match against a very convincing playing Kevin Painter who was the only player of the First Round to almost reach a 100 average.
Results
Report 7. Day



19. December
Muswell Hillbillies 2

The second half of the search for traces though I couldn't find out whether the Kinks ever had a concert in Alexandra Palace. But for sure they memorialized the Muswell Hill and its residents!
Muswell Hillbillies 2




PDC World Championship - Day 6
All matches of the sixth evening of the PDC World Championship were neither very exciting nor really good. The best preformance of the evening showed Adrian Lewis in the last match against Dennis Smith. A lot of the players had more to fight with their own performance then against their opponents. All seeded players progressed.
Results
Report 6. Day



18. Dezember
Muswell Hillbillies 1

What has the just republished rock album "Muswell Hillbillies" to do with the Muswell Hill?
A search for traces in two parts - but there are some darts as well...
Muswell Hillbillies 1




PDC World Championship - Day 5
The fifth day of the PDC World Championship again started with an upset. Australian Beau Anderson, brother of the nine-dart throwing Kyle Anderson, threw Colin Lloyd in an Sudden Death Leg out of the torunament.
Again the other matches offered no surprises: Vincent van der Voort defeated Matt Clark 3:1, Michael van Gerwen was a 3:0 winner over Austrian Zoran Lerchbacher and Simon Whitlock had no problems to overcome Ross Smith 3:0 as well.
Results
Report 5. Day



17. December
Thrown in...
Global Darts of course this year again stays in London for a few days of PDC World Championship. And as with every tournament I visited there will be a series of articles.
The first article is darts and World Championship only - there to be sure was no time for anything else on Saturday!
Thrown in...




PDC World Championship - Fourth Day
The fourth evening of the PDC World Championship was an evening of upsets. In the first match of the evening young talent Ricky Evans defeated Ronnie Baxter in a strong performance. The clash of the two Huybrechts began with a well playing Ronny Huybrechts and a wobbly performance by Kim Huybrechts who later recovered and managed to win the match. The biggest upset and the highlight of the evening was the clear 3:1 win of South African Devon Petersen over Steve Beaton. After that the rather one sided match between Mervyn King and Darin Young couldn't really delight - King won with 3:0 while Young never seemed to be in the match.
Results
Report 4. Day



16. December
Darts Performance Centre
Now that Paul Gillings starts to recover from his flu he again can concentrate on the PDC World Championship. And so we've got darts injuries, colourful dartplayers and the nine-dart dictum.
Part 2




PDC World Championship - Third Day
Already the first match of the third day turned out to be the match of the day. John Henderson first was the dominant player of the match but then Dave Chisnall got stronger and stronger. He first levelled and then forced the fifth set into a sudden death decision. In the end Henderson prevailed and progressed into second round.
The other matches all were good performances but nervertheless one sided. Raymond van Barneveld, Brendan Dolan and Jamie Caven will return next round.
Results
Report 3. Day



15. December
Lourence Ilagan wins Grand Final
Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines won the Grand Final of the World E-Darts Series. His opponent in the final was his fellow country man Christian Perez. Boris Krcmar and Amercícan van Deursen stood in the semi-finals.
Tournament Information



Darts Performance Centre

The first Darts Performance Centre Blogs during the World Championship ends the series with blogs about aiming in darts.
4 Aiming Tips in Darts




PDC World Championship - Saturday Evening
The Saturday Evening was a far less drammatic affair then the afternoon. Andree Welge lost his Preliminary Round match against Julio Barbero from Spain who later impressed against Andy Hamilton as well. German youngster Max Hopp played and won a really strong first set but couldn't keep up and lost againt Robert Thornton 3:1 Gary Anderson had a good day and defeated Mark Dudbridge 3:0. Andy Hamilton progressed with a 3:1 ein against Julio Barbero into second round. Almost the same average had Paul Nicholson and Stuart Kellett in the last match of the evening but Kellett lost the probably best match of the day nevertheless 0:3.
Results
Report 2. Day, Evening



14. December
PDC World Championship - Saturday Afternoon
The Saturday afternoon to be sure will enter the PDC World Championship history books.The crowd didn't only see surprising results but two nine-darters as well! In the first match of the session strong fin Jarkko Komula progressed with a 3:2 win over Mark Walsh into second round. In the following match Kevin McDine send Wayne Jones packing. Then Terry Jenkins lost against a convincing playing Per Laursen but threw a nine-darter in the second leg of the third set.Last match of the afternoon was the match between Australian Kyle Anderson and Ian White. Anderson lost but showed a strong performance which he topped off with a nine-darter in third set as well. And it looked the wasp is back...
Results
Report 2. Day, Afternoon



PDC World Championship - First Evening
The winners of the first evening all had to fight to progress into second round though not all results show it. In the first match of the tournament the Canadian three times World Champion John Part was 2:0 in the lead. The young Dutchman Mareno Michels though fought back to 2:2. Part got stronger again in the last set and managed a 3:2 win. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor lost the first set against New Zealand's Rob Szabo but recovered to win 3:1. Peter Wright won 3:0, but the first two set all needed a deciding leg and Richie Burnett even won all his three sets in the deciding fifth set while his opponent Dean Winstanley won his single set without reply.
Report 1. Day



13. December
PDC World Championship 2014
Tonight in Alexandra Palace in London the PDC World Championship 2014 will beginn.
Four First Round and one Preliminary match will be played. John Part will open the tournament against Dutch debutan Mareno Michels.Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will play the winner of the Preliminary Round match between Rob Szabo and Ian Moss. The bookmakers see Phil Taylor as favourit to win the title followed by Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis on second and third place.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Competitionnew
Result Table and Statistics



Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

In his fourth article Thorn deals with the impressive opening ceremonie during which all national teams pass by the crowd.
WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 4




Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a look on the PDC World Championship and will accompany it with several blogs.
Here now first the preview.
Preview



Grand Final
Not only the PDC World Champion begins this weekend - the final of "the World tournament series will be played in Hong Kong too.
Among the participants is beside Paul Lim, Royden Lam and Morihito Hashimoto, who will stand next week at the oche of the PDC World Championship BDO player Stephen Bunting - who won two of the World tournaments this year and is one of the favourites to win the BDO World Champion title.
Tournament Information



11. December
World Championships Competitions

Global Darts again offers for both World Championships a competition:

PDC World Championship Competition
BDO World Championship Competition



Dartoid wishs Merry Christmas

In his not really serious Christmas Blog Dartoid tells about the happenings in the Dartoid family in 2013...
Happy Holidays from the Family 'Toid




10 December
Darts Performance Centre

So now we took the eye test and know which is our dominant eye. But what to do when it really turned out we are cross dominant???
Take Aim 2



9. December
Zuiderduin Masters
The men's tournament was won by James Wilson,he defeated in the final Stephen Bunting 5:1 and showed an impressive performance altogether.
The ladies tournament this year was finally won by Jahr Aileen de Graaf who had already reached the final in 2011 and 2012 but first lost to Deta Hedman and the following year against Anastasia Dorbromyslova. This year she defeated Anastasia Dobromyslova 2:0.
The youth title got Colin Roelofs.
Participants, Results



PDC World Championship
As the Philippine qualifier Edward Santos due to travel propblems can't come to London acoording to the PDC rules Colin Osborne will replace him.
Osborne - who played from 2007 in every PDC World Championship - was slipped down in the Rankings this year and didn't manage to qualify inhis own right. Now he'll get a chance after all though he has to enter the tournament in Preliminary Round.
Participants, Schedule



6. December
Zuiderduin Masters
Today the Zuiderduin Masters will begin - the last test of form for the BDO/WDF players before the World Championship in Lakeside. The journey there is not quite easy for the participants - due to storm "Xaver" there are problems in Great Britain and the Netherlands as well.
Participants, Results



Darts Performance Centre
Consistency is a big issue in darts. Some players can't get consistent because their problem is to be found in an area they don't think of at all - they use the wrong eye. The Darts Performance Centre has a look at this and offers a simple eye test to find out which is the dominant eye.
Take Aim 1



4. December
PDC World Championship 2014
The PDC now published the schedule for the World Championship.
The tournament will be opened on 13. December with the match between the threetimes Canadian World Champion John Part and Mareno Michels who qualified by the European Order of Merit. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will stand at the oche as well already on the first evening to play against the winner of the match between Rob Szabo and Ian Moss. Joint favourite Michael van Gerwen will play his First Round match on Tuesday, 17. December.
Schedule



Lorna Croft Friendship Cup 2013
Last weekend the eight Lorna Croft Friendship Cup was played in Erkrath, Germany. While till now only ladies teams from Germany and the Netherlands took part this year for the first time men's teams stood at the oche as well.
The Dutch ladies won with 115 to 106 points while the Dutch men won with 134 to 76 points. The singles titles won Jeffrey Swan and Rilana Erades - both from the Netherlands.



3. December
PDC World Championship 2014
Yersterday draw for the First Round of the tournament - which will begin on 13. December in London - took place.
Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will play against the winner of the Preliminary Round match between Australian Rob Szabo and the PDPA qualifier Ian Moss. His rival Michael van Gerwen will play the winner of the Preliminary Round clash between Zoran Lerchbacher (Bulls Superlegue Eastern) and Ben Ward(PDC Challenge Tour). No luck had the two Huybrechts brothers who'll play against each other in the First Round.
Draw First Round



WDF Results
Englishman Martin Barrett and Italian Samantha Piccolo are the winners of the Italian Grand Masters.
The Hong Kong Open were won by Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines and Xue Yun Zhan from China. Edward Santos who will represent the Philippines in the PDC World Championship was the runner-up and Mohd Latif Sapup who will represent Malaysia in the Preliminary Round reached the semi-finals.



Roland Scholten takes a break
As Roland Scholten announced in an interview on Dutch RTL 7 he will take at least a one year break from playing PDC. He would have had to try to get a Tour Card in Qualifying School in January to be able to play in the PDC.
Scholten had surgery on the shoulder of his throwing arm a few years ago but never really recovered. Beside he said there were some private issues to settle. He will go on playing exhibitions and plans to take part in smaller tournaments.
Roland Scholten



Van Gerwen wins Players Championship Final
Michael van Gerwen is new Players Championship Champion .He defeated reigning champion Phil Taylor 13:7.
Phil Taylor took a lead at the beginning but the young Dutchman managed to win six legs in a row and in the end won while Taylor never really found back into the match.
The semi-finals reached Justin Pipe and Andy Hamilton.
Results
Report Final


1. December
PDC World Championship 2014
During the Players Championship Finals yesterday the draw for the Preliminary Round took place. Among the international qualifiers who take part in the Preliminary Round is again Paul Lim. He qualified as first of the World Soft Dart Ranking and will play Japanese Morihiro Hashimoto.
The First Round Draw will take place tomorrow.
Draw Preliminary Round



29. November
Players Championship Finals

Today in Minehead the Players Championship Finals begin.
The First Round will be played in an Afternoon - and an Evening - Session.

Results



28. November
Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup
For all the dart playing with the Canadian Team Adam "Thorn" Smith is too late for the banquet but has a great evening nevertheless.
More darts are played before the opening ceremonies. But then the tournament really starts!!!
WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 3



27. November
WDF Results
Winners of the Czech Open in Prague were Scott Waites and Deta Hedman, who both retained their title for the second time. Youth winners were Englishman Nathan Street and Czech Denisa Dadova. The ladies pairs won Deta Hedman/Marie Groves, the men's pairs Paul Coughlin/Darius Labanauskas.
Chinese Xian Guang Qu won the Hong Kong Open.
The in Belgium played Sunpark Masters were won by Englishman Scott Mitchell and Dutch Sharon Prins. The Youth titles got Dutch Maarten Dirk Woord and Sharon Jansen.
Winner of the Australian Sunshine Classic were Stuart Leach and Pam Burr. The Youth tournaments were won by Jamie Rundle and Jade Whithworth.



26. November
Players Championship Finals
The PDC now published the detailled schedule of the tournament.
The match between Ian White and Ronny Baxter will open the tournament on Friday afternoon. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will start to defend his title in the evening session against Paul Nicholson.
The tournament is televised by ITV 4 and can be followed as well as all PDC tournaments by the PDC Stream
Participants, Schedule



PDC World Championship 2014
Matt Clark and Ian Moss reached the final of the PDPA Qualifier and qualified for the PDC World Championship. Matt Clark won the final and got the last First Round place while loser Ian Mosswon the last Preliminary Round place.
The Preliminary Round Draw will take place during the Players Championship Finals this weekend. The Draw for the First Round will take place on Monday. 2. December live on Sky Sport News around 11.30am.
Results and Participants, Qualifier



25. November
PDC World Championship 2014
The field of participants of the PDC World Championship is almost complet. The last European to qualify was Gino Vos who won the West European Qualifier.
The last two places are on grab in today's PDPA Qalifier - one each in the First Round and in the Preliminary Round.
Participants, Schedule



Players Championship Finals
After the two Players Championships at the weekend the field of participants of the Players Championship Finals from 29. November to 01. December is complete.
The First Round Draw already tool place. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will once again play against Paul Nicholson while the first of the Pro Tour Order of Merit - Michael van Gerwen - will meet Jamie Lewis.
Participants, Schedule, Draw First Round
Tournament Information



Chisnall and Dolan win in Barnsley
The two Players Championships of the weekend were won by Dave Chisnall and Brendan Dolan.
On Saturday Dave Chisnall defeated Robert Thornton in the final - it was his third Pro Tour win of the year. In the semi-finals stood Mark Dudbridge and Peter Wright.
On Sunday Brendan Dolan after a win over Jamie Robinson celabrated his second Pro Tour Titel. The semi- finals reached Ricky Evans and Terry Jenkins.
Results



22. November
Darts Performance Centre

Topics of this Coaching Clinic article are - once again - Brendan Dolan, some Cleaning Advice and a Practice Game.
Coaching Clinic 18




21. November
Pro Tour Weekend in Barnsley
This weekend the last two Players Championships of 2013 will be played - the last chance for the players to qualify for the Players Championship Finals or to get a place in the PDC World Championship by the rankings.
On Monday the PDPA Qualifier for the World Championship will be played were the last of all places is on offer.
Participants



GSOD Gallery

Of course as with most tournaments there is a Grand Slam Gallery.
It is the conclusion of my Grand Slam coverage.
Gallery



Christmas is approaching...
My fifth and last Grand Slam article deals with Christmas.
And of course with the darts on the first evening of this years Grand Slam second round...

Christmas is approaching...



19. November
PDC World Championship 2014
By now mpre participants of the World Championship are known.
At the weekend all Bulls Super League finals were played. Winners Julio Barbero(Super League Iberia) and Andree Welge(Super League Germany will compete in the Ally Pally. Superleague Eastern was won by Mensur Suljovic, who is already qualfied for the World Championship. So the playce will be taken by runner-up Zoran Lerchbacher.
Participants, Schedule



BDO World Championship 2014
The BDO now published the schedule of the World Championship 2014.
In 2014 there'll be Preliminary Round in which beside a few Englishmen(among them Martin Adams) the international qualifiers will compete to progress into the First Round.
The tournament will be opened by the match between Trina Gulliver and Tamara Schuur. In the second match reigning champion Scott Waites and Alan Norris will play. Ladies World Champion Anastasia Dobromylova will play on Sunday against Karin Krappen.
Participants, Schedule



BDO/WDF Results
Eliot Milk and Trish Grzesik won the singles of the Colerado Open.
The Malta Openwere won by Ricky Williams and Suzanne Smith - both from England.
Ther New Zealand NZDC Open were won by Craig Pullen and Tina Osborne.
The singles titles of the Latvia Open won Scotsman Paul Coughlin and Irina Armstrong from Russia.



17. November
Taylor wins Grand Slam
With a 16:6 win against Robert Thornton Phil Taylor secured his 5. Grand Slam title.
Robert Thornton had in the first leg of the match missed nine darts at a double and after that never managed to get really into the match. So Taylor dominated though he didn't play as brillant as in the semi-finals against Lewis. But his win was never at risk.
Results
Report Semifinals and Final, Statistics



Semifinals Grand Slam of Darts
Both Robert Thornton and Phil Taylor progressed with a 16:9 win into the final of the Grand Slam which will be played tonight.
Robert Thornton dominated from the beginning his match against Scott Waites despite the reigning BDO champion having a short run in the middle of the match. Thornton took the lead after winning the first leg and nerver lost it. Though the result of the second semi-final was the same the match between Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis was neck to neck and highclass till the 8:8. Then Phil Taylor managed to get in front and he won eight of the following nine Legs to progress into the final.
Results



16. November
Quarterfinals 2 Grand Slam of Darts
The strongest and most convincing performance of the second quarterfinal night showed Adrian Lewis who defeated Kim Huybrechts 16:11. In the second quarterfinal Phil Taylor and James Wade met. Phil Taylor couldn't build on his strong form of the last matches, but a withstanding James Wade didn't find his normal accuracy on the doubles. Especially his favourite Double 20 betrayed him too often and so he couldn't by far take all the chances Taylor offfered him. In the end Taylor won 16:12 and will tomorrow in the second semifinal play against Adrian Lewis.
Results
Report, Statistics



The Threepenny Opera

Of course this article is about darts...
But primarily it is about the most famous - and at the same time indamous - citizen of Wolverhampton.

The Threepenny Opera




Quarterfinals 1 Grand Slam of Darts
Last night the first two quarterfinals of the Grand Slam were played.
In the first match Robert Thornton defeated Tony O'Shea - who couldn't build on his former performances - clear with 16:5. In the second match reigning BDO World Champion and Ted Hankey stood at the oche. Hankey put up more resistence then O'Shea but Waites was in control of the match and won in the end 16:10.
Today's winners will now meet in the semifinals.
Results
Report, Statistics



15. November
Darts Performance Centre

David v Goliath - how was it possible that Ted Hankey won against Simon Whitlock?
Grand Slam 3




Second Round Groups A-D
The second night with second round matches was far less drammatic and we got a very one-sided match, two one-sided matches and at the end of the night a hard fought one.
James Wade demolished Paul Nicholson 10:1, Kim Huybrechts proved to be the stronger brother and won 10:5 as did Phil Taylor against Gary Anderson who could keep up till he missed a double 20. Finally at the end of the night we had a thrilling neck to neck race between Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen in which Lewis had to play his best to overcome the Dutchman 10:8.
Results
Report, Statistics



Second Round E-H
While the first two matches ended with relatively relaxed wins for BDO players Scott Waites and Tony O'Shea the tension grew over the last two matches.
First Robert Thornton and Mervyn King played a thrilling and high class neck to neck race which finally ended in a win for Robert Thornton. After that the match between Simon Whitlock and Ted Hankey followed. Hankey first didn't play well and Whitlock soon led with 6:1 though he didn't really look comfortable. But suddenly the "Count" was back in the match and managed to draw before he got in the lead. Whitlock didn't give in and all went into a deciding leg in which Hankey kept his nerve and won a remarkable match.
Results
Report, Statistics



14. November
Darts Performance Centre

Is it really true that faster throwers are more accurate?
Grand Slam 2




The Gunpowder Plot

This article is about an incident that never really took place but has got in England an own memorial day nevertheless.
And of course about darts...

The Gunpowder Plot




WDF/BDO Results
The Northern Ireland Open Singles were won by Deta Hedman and Glen Durrant. Mixed Pairs winners were Martin Phillips and Rachel Brooks.



13. November
Last Group Matches Groups A-D
The second day with last Group Matches was rather interesting as well though not really much changed in the Group tables.
From Group A Phil Taylor and Paul Nicholson progress into the second round. From Group B it are James Wade and Gary Anderson, who played a brillant and very quick third match against Peter Wright and won 4:1. In Group C Ronny Huybrechts and in his last match finally convincing Adiran Lewis qualified and from Group D Michael van Gerwen and Kim Huybrechts progressed under the last 16. A great result for the Huybrechts brothers but now they have to play against each other!
Participants, Schedule, Results
Bericht, Statistik



Only Darts...

My second article again is only about darts and dart players.
To make it more entertaining I included a few pictures of the walk-on girls!

Only Darts...




12. November
Last Group Matches Groups E-H
The last Group Matches of Groups E-H developed into a thrilling evening.
In hard fought for Group E Reigning Champion Raymond van Barneveld lost against Mervyn King. As his legdifference was inferior to King's and O'Shea's and he was elimanted from the tournament. In Group F Justin Pipe lost to Mark Walsh and Hamilton and Thornton who progressed into Round Two. In Group G Webster and Newton were dead even and a Nine-Dart shoot out was necessary to decide Whitlock and Webster progressed. In Group H Scott Waites got his third win and stayed head of the table. Ted Hankey defeated Youth World Champion Michael Smith 5:1 and progressed under the last 16 as well.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics



Darts Performance Centre
Of course the Darts Performance Centre has a look at the Grand Slam as well.
Center stage take the BDO players and Kevin Painter who might be played not as strong as normally because he'e experimenting with his shafts.
Grand Slam 1




11. November
Father and Son
Globaldarts is for a few days live in Wolverhampton.
My first article pivots on darts - well, and on darts players. Beside darts I didn't see much on the day...

Father and Son



Second Group Matches Groups A-D
In the second Group matches of Groups A-D there were several surprising results.
Of the winners Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and James Wade and a stron playing Ronny Huybrechts got a second win and now are top of the table of their groups. In the matches loser against loser Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts as expected prevailed, while the other two matches had with Christian Kist and Stuart Kellett more surprise winners.
Results
Report, Statistics



10. November
Second Group Matches E-H
The Grand Slam was resumed with the second Group Matches of Groups E-H. The winners respective the losers of Saturday played against each others.
The winners matches brought second wins for Raymond van Barneveld, Robert Thornton, Simon Whitlock and Scott Waites, who now head their group tables. The most thrilling match was the close clash between Raymond van Barneveld and Tony O'Shea which the Dutchman in the end won 5:4. In the losers matches Mervyn King, Andy Hamilton, Wes Newton and brillant Ted Hankey were the winners.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics



First Group Matches Groups A - D
In the evening session an outstanding Phil Taylor defeated Stuart Kellett with 5:0 and an average of over 111.Almost as clear was Gary Anderson's: he defeated Wesley Harms with 5:1.
Not quite so as expected developed the matches between Kevin Painter v Paul Nicholson and Kim Huybrechts v Dean Winstanley: Nichsolson and Winstanley both won with 5:2. Other winners of the evening session were Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, Ronny Huybrechts and James Wade.
On the second day of the tournament again an afternoon and en evening session will be played. Again Groups E - H play in the afternoon and Groups E - H in the evening.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics



9. November
First Group matches Groups E-H
Among the winners of the afternoon session was birthday boy Justin Pipe who defeated Andy Hamilton 5:3. The most one-sided match was the opening match between Robert Thornton and Mark Walsh - Walsh didn't win a single leg.A little bit surprising were the wins of PDC Youth World Champion Michael Smith who defeated Dave Chisnall 5:3 and for Mark Webster who showed a strong performance to defeat Wes Newton 5:2. The match of the afternoon was without doubt the clash between Tony O'Shea and Mervyn King which was won 5:4 by crowd favourite O'Shea. Other winners of the afternoon were reigning Champion Raymond van Barneveld, BDO World Champion Scott Waites and Simon Whitlock.
Report, Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts
Today in Wolverhampton the Grand Slam of Darts begins with the first group matches.
In the afternoon Groups E-H will play. Reigning BDO World Champion Scott Waites and Justin Pipe - who today celebrates his birthday will be among the players. In the evening Groups A-D will stand at the oche including reigning Champio Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



7. November
Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup
Adam "Thorn" Smith has landed in Newfoundland and already meets at the airport the first Canadian darts players. A short while later he takes part in a boat tour along the coast and of course meets some more World Cup participants. And in the evening he plays darts - with members of the Canadian National Team.

WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 2



PDC and BDO/WDF Rankings
The PDC and the BDO/WDF Rankings brought up to date.
PDC Rankings
WDF/BDO Rankings



Tour Mates
The PDC published a series of short interviews on youtube in which the players answered questions like "Who is the worst dressed?" or "Who eats most?" Among the interviewed players are Paul Nicholson, Kevin Painter and Michael van Gerwen.
Tour Mates



6. November
Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC now announced the schedule of play of the Grand Slam.
The tournament will begin on Saturday afternoon with the first Group Matches of Groups E - H. The opening match will be the clash between Robert Thornton and Mark Walsh. On Saturday night the first Group Matches of Groups A - D will follow. Then reigning Champion Raymond van Barneveld will be among the players who stand at the oche.
Schedule



North American Championship Tour
Last weekend the last two tournaments of the North American Championship Tour were played in Sacramento.
The first tournament was won by Chris White who defeated Shaun Narain from Canada in the final. The semi-finals reached Darin Young and Larry Butler. The tournament on Sunday was won by Darin Young who defeated Bernie Miller in the final while Shaun Narain and Cory Tkach stood in the semi-finals.
Darin Young is first fo the ranking and will for the eighth time represent the USA in a PDC World Championship.
North American Championship Tour



5. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Justin Pipe, Vincent van der Voort, Peter Wright and Stuart Kellett are the four players who qualified by the Grand Slam Qualifier for the Grand Slam. The field of participants of the tournament - which will begin on Saturday - is now complete.
The Group Draw took place after the qualifier. Phil Taylor will play in Group A against Kevin Painter, Paul Nicholson and Stuart Kellett. Reigning Champion Raymond van Barneveld will stand in Group E with Mervyn King, Tony O'Shea and Ricky Evans at the oche.
Participants, Group Draw



Hatter new WDF president
Canadian Bill Hatter is the new WDF president. Hatter - who is since 2003 president of Darts Alberta and 2007 was elected president of the National Darts Federation of Canada - follows Roy Price who didn't seek re-election and intended to retire. But Roy will now stay in the new position as WDF tournament director.



Zuiderduin Masters
The last wild card of the Zuiderduin Masters was handed to the Winmau World Youth Champion Shaun Lovett from England.
The group draw for the tournament which will be played from 6. - 8. December already took place.
Participants, Group Draw




4. November
Grand Slam of Darts
As both Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis are already qualified for the Grand Slam which will begin on Saturday four tournament places are on offer in the Grand Slam Qualifier which is played today in Wigan. 180 players - among them some BDO players - will compete.
When the qualifier is over the Grand Slam Draw will take place.
Participants Qualifier



Phil Taylor wins The Masters
In a one sided final against a worn out Adrian Lewis a remarkable Phil Taylor won 10:1. Taylor was the best player of the tournament and is the deserved winner of the first Masters title. He before had won his semi-final against James Wade - who couldn't keep up the form he had shown in the quarterfinals - with the same result.
The already weakened by the flu Adrian Lewis had given all in his semifinal 10:9 win against Raymond van Barneveld and was just not able to keep pace with Taylor in the final.

Results
Report, Statistics Final Day



PDC Weekend in Wigan
The second Players Championship in Wigan was won by Ian White. For White it was already the second win on the Pro Tour this year. He defeated Andy Jenkins in the final with 6:3. White had reached in the first Players Championship the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals stood Gary Anderson and Darren Webster.

Participants, Results




The World
Stephen Bunting won the eight event of this year's World soft darts tournament. He defeated in the final Royden Lam. The semifinals reached Christian Perez and Paul Lim, who due to this stayed first in the World ranking and qualified again for the PDC World Championship 2014.
For Bunting it was already the second win in this year's tournament series and he is qualified for the Grand Final.
Tournament Information



PDC World Championship 2014
The field of participants of the PDC World Championship 2014 is filling.
With Japanese Morihito Hashimoto and the first of the World soft-dart ranking Paul Lim two more players in the Preliminary Round are known. Darin Young again qualified for the first round as first of the North American Order of Merit.
Participants, Schedule



3. November
The Masters
Two of the quarterfinals were due to brillant performances by Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis rather one sided, the other two matches were highly competitive and later winners James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld both had to back from behind Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen to progress into the Semi-Finals.
In the Semi-Finals Phil Taylor will play against James Wade and Adrian Lewis will meet Raymond van Barneveld.

Results
Report, Statistics Quarterfinals



PDC Weekend in Wigan
In the first of the two Players Championships in Wigan North Irishman Brendan Dolan could celebrate his first win on the Pro Tour. He defeated in the final Ricky Evans 6:3.
The Semi-Finals reached Ian White and Austrian Mensur Suljovic.
Parctipants, Results




2. November
The Masters
In the First Round of the Masters there were several thrilling matches but no real upset. Wes Newton, James Wade and dealing with man flue Adrian Lewis progressed with close 6:5 wins into the quarterfinals. Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld had comparatively easy wins. Simon Whitlock and Robert Thornton defeated their opponents 6:4.
As Peter Wright lost against Michael van Gerwen, Robert Thornton is now the only Scotsman in the tournament.

Results
Report, Statistics First Round



1. November
The Masters
Tonight in Edinburgh the new PDC tournament "The Masters" will begin. The Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit will stand at the oche.
Tonight the First Round will be played, tomorrow the Quarterfinals take place and on Sunday Semifinals and Final. The match between James Wade and Kevin Painter will open the tournament. Scotland will be represented by Robert Thornton and Peter Wright, Gary Anderson as number 19 of the Order of Merit failed to qualify.
The betting companies see Phil Taylor as Favorit to win the tournament closely followed by Michael van Gerwen.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



PDC Weekend in Wigan
In Wigan on Saturday and Sunday two more Players Championships will be played. As the Top 16 of the PDC will play from tonight in Edinburgh the new The Masters tournament a good chance for the less high ranked players to collect some price money to qualify for the Players Championship Finals and the PDC World Championship.
The weekend will go on on Monday with the Qualifier for the Grand Slam of Darts. According who will reach The Masters final two to four tournament places will be on offer.
Parctipants, Results




The World
This weekend in Hong Kong the eigth and last tournament of this year's tournament series will take place.
Again most participants are from Asia. Some participants again will come from the USA and from Europe among those BDO players Stephen Bunting and Darryl Fitton. Buntin was the winner of the third event and reached the semifinals of event six
Top of the table of the "World" Ranking after the weekend qualifies for the PDC World Championship 2014. At the moment Lourence Ilagan leads with 98 points but Paul Lim follows in second place with only one point less.
Tournament Information



31. October
Darts in the Mississippi Delta 2

Dartoid tells us about the Blues Camp he took part in and about his appearances as blues harp player. But he didn't find any Darts bars there - might be the reason why the devil was not interested in the dartboard and didn't show up...
Darts in the Mississippi Delta 2




30. October
PDC World Championship 2014
Ting Chi Royden Lam from Hong Kong will take part in the PDC World Championship 2014. He won the Greater China Qualifier.
Lam had played Qualifying School in January 2013 and won a Tour Card. He now plays the PDC Pro Tour. Lam qualified for the UK Open Finals and beside plays with some success "The World" soft darts tournament series. It will be his debut in the PDC World Championship.
Participants, Schedule



Zuiderduin Masters
Jeffrey de Zwann won the NDB Play-Offs and qualified by this for the Zuiderduin Masters. The last men's wildcard got Rick Hofstra.Beside a wildcard for the youth tournament was given to the winner of the national Belgian youth tournament - to Bryan Coenderaerts.
Zuiderduin Masters



WDF/BDO Results
Englishman Tony O'Shea and Anelia Eneva from Bulgaria are the winners of the Romania Darts Open. The Malaysian Open were won by Attapol Eupakaree and Bernadette Philippa Walter.
Rachel Brooks was the most successfull player of the Turkish Open: she won the ladies singles, the ladies pairs together with Paula Jacklin and the mixed pairs together with Martin Philipps. Martin Philipps beside won the men's singles and threw a nine-darter in the last leg of the final to crown his victory. The men's pairs winners were Andy Chalmers/Ryan Joyce.



Grand Slam of Darts
Due to the last PDC tournaments the field of participants of the Grand Slam filled. Now only four places are still not taken. Might be some will be allocated during "The Masters" this weekend.
For all those still on offer players will compete on 4. November in the Slam Wildcard Qualifier in Wigan.
Participants, Schedule



29. October
The Masters
Next weekend the inaugural The Masters will take place, a new PDC tournament which will be played in Edinburgh. The Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit will compete for the win. Gary Anderson failed to qualify and so Robert Thornton and Peter Wright will represent Scotland.
The draw already took place - Wright will play against Michael van Gerwen and Thornton will play Andy Hamilton. Phil Taylor - who of course is one of the favourites - will meet Terry Jenkins in the First Round.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



28. October
Adam "Thorn" Smith on his way to the WDF World Cup

After Adam "Thorn" Smith two years ago had been invited to the WDF World Cup in Ireland, he to be sure wanted to return 2013 - not easy to put into practice when you look at the high cost ...

WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 1



Huybrechts wins Dutch Darts Masters
Belgian Kim Huybrechts wins the Dutch Darts Masters - the last tournament of this year's European Tour. He defeated in the final North Irishman Brendan Dolan with 6:3.
Reigning Champion Simon Whitlock was eliminated in the semifinals by Brendan Dolan. Michael van Gerwen lost his semifinal against Kim Huybrechts.
Results
Report



27. October
Dutch Darts Masters

In the second round of the Dutch Darts Masters with Raymond van Barneveld, Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall three of the Top Ten players were eliminated from the tournament. Michael van Gerwen and Reigning Champion Simon Whitlock are still in.

Results
Report



25. October
Dutch Darts Masters
Today in Eindhoven the Dutch Darts Masters, the last tournament of the European Tour 2013, will begin. Robert Thornton withdrew yesterday from the event.
Last night in Eindhoven the European and the Host Nation Qualifier for the tournament took place with 13 places on offer. Among the European Qualifiers are some German players, Ronny Huybrechts and Jarkko Komula. Among the Dutch Qualifiers is Vincent van der Voort who'll meet in an all Dutch match Michael van Gerwen.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



Phil Taylor wins Championship League Darts
For the third time in a row Phil Taylor won Championship League Darts title. He defeated in the final Michael van Gerwen with 6:3.
The Play Offs reached beside them Richie Burnett and Wes Newton.

Results
Winners Group



24. October
Huybrechts last group winner
Kim Huybrechts won Group 8 of Championship Leaguea Darts and is the last player to progress into Winners Group, which will today for the tournament win. In the final Huybrechts defeated Peter Wright, who lost in the final for the third time.
In the Play-Offs stood beside them Andy Smith, who had joined the tournament in Group 8, and Paul Nicholson, who headed the table but lost in the semifinals to Peter Wright.
Today the Winners Group will play for the tournament win. Phil Taylor, Wes Newton, Michael van Gerwen, Andy Hamilton, Richie Burnett, Ian White, Terry Jenkins and Kim Huybrechts will compete.
Participants, Results, Schedule Winners Group
Report Group 8



23. October
Burnett wins Group 7
Richie Burnett is the seventh player to progress into the group of the group winner which will play on Thursday for the tournament win. Burnett defeated in the final Gary Anderson with 6:5.
Beside Gary Anderson today in group 8 Kim Huybrechts, Paul Nicholson, Peter Wright and Steve Beaton will again stand at the oche. New will be Mark Walsh, Colin Osborne and Andy Smith. Eliminated were Jamie Caven and John Part.
Participants, Results, Schedule Group 8
Report Group 7



22. October
PDC World Championship 2014

Edward Santos qualified for the PDC World Championship. He won the Philippine Qualifier. Für Santos will represent his country for the first time in the PDC World Championship.
Participants, Schedule




PDC Rankings
All PDC Rankings were updated.
PDC Rankings



Championship League Darts
Today Championship League Darts will go on with Group 7.
Kim Huybrechts, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, Paul Nicholson and Jamie Caven will continue the tournament, John Part, Steve Beaton and Richie Burnett will enter it.

Participants, Results, Schedule Group 7



21. October
Waterkant Trophy
Winners of the Waterkant Trophy simgles in Hamburg a DDV Ranking tournament were Anne Willkomm and Kevin Münch. The Youth titles won Janina Wunderlich and Marcus Kirchmann.
The additional singles on Sunday were won by Anja Vonscheidt and Maik Langendorf. The ladies pairs were won by Goebel/Wigmann,the men's pairs by Antz/Waldenmeyer.



WDF/BDO Results
Canadians Jeff Howard and Trish Grzesik are the winners of the Klondike Open.
Ross Montgomery and Anastasia Dobromyslova got the titles of the Top of Ghent. They defeated in the finals Rich Hofstra respectively Aileen de Graaf. The youth titles won Mike de Decker and Shauni Wastijn.



Win for Huybrechts
Kim Huybrechts won the second Players Championship in Killarney. He defeated in the final Kevin Painter with 6:0. For the Belgian it was the second title on the Pro Tour in this year, for Painter the first final since 2011.
In the semifinals stood Steve Beaton and Michael Smith.
Results



20. October
Thornton wins in Killarney
Robert Thornton won the first of the two Players Championships in Killarney. He defeated in a close final Jamie Caven 6:5. The semifinals reached Dave Chisnall and Darren Webster.
In the third round Wes Newton threw a nine-darter against Jyhan Artut.
Results



Dutch Darts Masters
The PDC now published the schedule for the Dutch Darts Masters - the last event of the European Tour which will be played from 25. - 27. October in Eindhoven.
Colin Lloyd and one of the Host Qualifiers will open the tournament on the main stage in the afternoon while Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen will both play in the evening. Phil Taylor will not take part.
The Host Nation Qualifier and the European Qualifier both will take place on 24. October in Eindhoven.
Participants, Schedule, Draw
Tournament Information



18. October
Pro Tour Weekend Killarney
At the weekend in Killarney in Ireland the Players Championships 11 and 12 will be played during the Killarney Darts Festivals.
Some of the PDC Topplayers will not travel to Ireland. For some others it is the last chance to still qualify for "The Masters" - the new PDC tournament which will take place at the beginning of November in Edinburgh.
Participants, Results



Debutant White wins Group 6
Championship League Darts debutant Ian White was the winner of Group 6. He defeated in the final Peter Wright with 6:4.
Kim Huybrechts threw the fourth nine-darter of the tournament. Mervyn King and Colin Lloyd were eliminated.
The tournament will continue next Tuesday . Paul Nicholson, Kim Huybrechts, Peter Wright, Jamie Caven and Gary Anderson will be made up by John Part, Richie Burnett and Steve Beaton to Group 7.
Participants, Results
Report Group 6



17. October
Group win in the fifth attempt
Michael van Gerwen yesterday won Group 5 of the Championship League Darts and progressed into the winners group. He defated Peter Wright in the final.
Eliminated from the tournament were Mark Webster and Ronnie Baxter who both had only joined yesterday.
Kim Huybrechts, Mervyn King, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Paul Nicholson return today and Ian White, Jamie Caven and Colin Lloyd will enter the tournament.
Participants, Results, Schedule Group 6
Report Group 5



16. October
Zuiderduin Masters
Trina Gulliver and Rilana Erades got the last two ladies wildcards.
Two more men's wildcards were given to Martin Atkins and Remco van Eijden.
Zuiderduin Masters


BDO World Championship 2014
As always at the end of the Winmau World Masters the draw for the first round of the BDO World Championship took place which will be played from 4. - 12. January 2014.
As the number of participants was increased there will be for the first time a Preliminary Round in the men's tournament while the ladies tournament will start with a First Round instead of the Quarter Finals.
Participants, Draw



Jenkins wins Group 4
Terry Jenkins - who was head of the table after the league matches - kept his nerve in the final against Michael van Gerwen and progressed as fourth player in the group of the group winners. Jenkins had at first dominated the final but then vna Gerwen started a comeback and even threw a nine-darter. In the deciding leg Jenkins stayed cool and won the match with a 96 finish.
Eliminated were yesterday Dave Chisnall and Kevin Painter.
Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, Kim Huybrechts and Mervyn King - who as well threw a nine-darter will return today for Group 5.Paul Nicholson, Ronnie Baxter and Mark Webster will join them.
Participants, Results, Schedule Group 5
Report Group 4



15. October
Bull's Superleague Darts
At the weekend in all three Bull's Superleagues the last tournament weekend was played. So now in all leagues the eight players each are known who will play on 16. November for the league win and thereby for a place in the PDC World Championship 2014 kämpfen werden.
Super League Germany
Super League Eastern
Super League Iberia



Championship League Darts
Today the fourth group of the Championship League Darts will play.
New in the tournament are today Terry Jenkins, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson. Michael van Gerwen, Dave Chisnall, Kevin Painter, Mervyn King and Kim Huybrechts already played in Group Three.
Participants, Schedule, Results



14.October
Darts in Dublin 2013

No other Irish writer seems to be so strongly linked to Dublin as James Joyce. But this link was not as close when Joyce was still alive. His relationship with his home town was rather ambivalent.
When James Joyce was almost shot...




World Grand Prix
Phil Taylor regained the World Grand Prix title with a 6:0 win against Dave Chisnall. Dave Chisnall only won a single leg at the beginning of the sixth set when Taylor missed 12 darts on the opening double. With this exception Taylor dominated the match.
Results
Report Final



Winmau World Masters
As onesided as the final of the World Grand Prix was the men's final of the Winmau World Masters: Stephen Bunting defeated James Wilson 7:0. In the semi-finals stood Darryl Fitton and Robbie Green.
The ladies title won Deta Hedman - she defeated Rachel Brooks 4:1.
Winmau World Masters



The World
Winner of phase seven of the World soft darts tournament series was Christian Perez from the Phillipines who defeated in the final his fellow country man Lourence Ilagan. The semi-finals reached Boris Krzmar and Celso Parfan.

This year again there'll be a place in the PDC World Championship for a participant in the "World" tournament series. It will be the player who will be on first place of the ranking after the eighth tournament. At the moment it would be Paul Lim who has 10 points more then the second Lourence Ilagan
The World



Irish Matchplay
The final of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay was played last night before the final of the World Grand Prix in Dublin. Connie Finnan who had eliminated Terry Jenkins from the World Grand Prix played against Colin McGarry. McGarry showed the better performance and won 6:4. He secured himself a place in the PDC World Championship. McGarry already could qualifiy ten years ago for the PDC World Championship and had played himself into third round.



13. October
The World
The seventh event of this year's World soft-darts tournament series is played today in Hong Kong. This time again there are some European participants as well - among those is PDC player Adrian Gray.
The World



Winmau World Masters
Beside the ladies finals today the men's quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will take place in Hull.
One can follow the action again on: Winmau TV.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix - Semifinals
Both Semi-finals of the World Grand Prix were rather one-sided affairs.
Justin Pipe had shown the better performance in the first three sets against a slightly tired looking Dave Chisnall. But then Chisnall got stronger and in the end won a not really high class match 3:2.
In the second semi-final James Wade from the beginning had no chance against Phil Taylor who won 5:1.
So today's final will be Dave Chisnall against Phil Taylor.
Results
Report Semifinals



12. October
Zuiderduin Masters
American Jim Widmayer will be among the participants of the Zuiderduin Masters. Widmayer - who is sponsered by Winmau gesponsert wird and already qualified for the BDO World Championship 2014 - was after Martin Adams to get a wildcard for the tournament which will be played from 6. - 8. December.
Zuiderduin Masters



Winmau World Masters
Casey Gallagher and Shaun Lovett - both from England - won the youth tournamens of the Winmau World Masters.
In the ladies final tomorrow Deta Hedman will play Rachel Brooks - both from England as well.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals
With his till now best performance in a PDC Major tournament Dave Chisnall eliminated reigning champion Michael van Gerwen. The Dutchman was in the first two sets just rolled over by Chisnall but after that managed to draw. In the fifth set Chisnall "wobbled" a little bit but in the end got a deserved win.
Beside Chisnall Justin Pinpe, Phil Taylor and James Wade won their quarterfinals and so tonight in the semi-finals Phil Taylor will play James Wade and Justin Pipe will play Dave Chisnall.
Results
Report Quarterfinals



11. October
Winmau World Masters
Today the 16 seeded men will enter the tournament. They will play against the 16 players who qualified through the Play-Offs. Among those is Martin Adams.
Beside today the youth finals will be played. In the girls final Casey Gallagher from England will play Kayleigh O'Neill from Ireland, in the boys final Shaun Lovett from England will meet Colin Roelofs from the Netherlands.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix - Day 4
On the second day of second round matches in Dublin there were only clear wins. Michael van Gerwen showed a sensational performance and progressed with a 3:0 win over his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld into the quarterfinals. With the same result an impressive Justin Pipe defeated two times World Champion Adrian Lewis who never was really in the match.
Andy Hamilton prevailed with a strong performance 3:1 over Kevin Painter, Dave Chisnall ended with the same result Wayne Jones run.
Tonight the quarterfinals will be played: Andy Hamilton will play Justin Pipe, James Wade will meet Simon Whitlock, Phil Taylor will stand against Gary Anderson at the oche and the last match of the evening will be the clash between Michael van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall.
Results
Report Day Four



Sponsoring News
The Dutch company Mariflex withdraws from darts sponsering. Hit by this are Raymond van Barneveld, Darryl Fitton, Tony O'Shea, Andy Fordham, Wesley Harms, Jan Dekker, Willy van der Wiel, Joey ten Berge and Jimmy Hendriks.
Darts manufacturer Unicorn will from now on support PDC World Youth Champion and Gary Anderson protege Michael Smith.



10. October
Darts in Dublin 2013

In Dublin not only some players in the World Grand Prix turn belly up, no - for people not the cold there exist some opportunities to swim in the sea...
Go Swimming...



Dutch Darts Masters
Yesterday in Dublin the draw for the Dutch Darts Masters - the last tournament of the European Tour 2013 - took place.
Michael van Gerwen will play one of th Dutch qualifiers while Raymond van Barneveld will play against Andrew Gilding whom he defeated at the weekend in the semi-final of the second Players Championship.

Draw, Schedule



World Grand Prix - Day 3
Phil Taylor had to fight his nerves in the match against Paul Nicholson but in the end progressed with a 3:1 win under the last eight. Taylor had for him uncharacteristical problems with finishing and scoring. But he managed to fight a comeback of Nicholson.
Other winners of the evening were James Wade- who defeated Irishman Connie Finnan, a still very sure on his doubles Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock who didn't give Ronnie Baxter a chance.
Results
Report Day Three



Winmau World Masters
Yesterday this year's World Masters started Play-Offs for the BDO World Championship in Lakeside 2014.
The places for the men won Paul Hogan and David Prins from England, Irishman Michael Meany and Greece John Michael. The ladies places got Ann Louise Peters from Denmark and the two Dutch ladies Karin Krappen and Rilana Erades.
Winmau TVand in parts by Eurosport.
Winmau World Masters.



9. Oktober
World Grand Prix - Day 2
Despite a good and competitive performance Irishman Brendan Dolan - who in 2011 thrwe the first nine-darter of this tournament - was elimated by Adrian Lewis in the first round of the World Grand Prix.
Beside Lewis through to the second round are Dave Chisnall, Michael van Gerwen, Kevin Painter, Raymond van Barneveld, Andy Hamilton, Justin Pipe and Wayne Jones.
Results



Darts in Dublin 2013

After the Players Championship on Saturday on Sunday followed the second one - another long day of darts snd once again with some German players as well.
Players Championship 2






8. October
World Grand Prix - Day 1
Irishman Connie Finnan caused the first big upset of the World Grand Prix - he defeated Terry Jenkins 2:0. Finnan had some problems with the Double-In, but Jenkins had even bigger problems with the Double-Out and his good scoring couldn't save him.
Both Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock had quite tough matches, but won the fifth leg of the third set. Ronnie Baxter, Paul Nicholson, James Wade, Gary Anderson and Wes Newton reached second round as well.
Report first day



7. October
Darts in Dublin 2013

Globaldarts days in Dublin started with the first Players Championship on Saturday.
And so of course the first article from Ireland deals with the day's action...
Players Championship 1





Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre follows it's World Grand Prix preview with a second article about might be winners and betting quotes.
Party Poker World Grand Prix - And the winner is...



Van Barneveld wins in Dublin
Raymond van Barneveld was the winner of the second Players Championship in Dublin. He defeated in the final Peter Wright who couldn't keep up the form he had shown earlier in the day. For the Dutchman it was the first win in a ranking tournament in 2013.
Semifinalists were Michael van Gerwen and Andrew Gilding.
Results




6. October
Win for Lewis

The first of the two Players Championships in Dublin was won by Adrian Lewis. He defeated in the final local hero Brendan Dolan with 6:4. First Dolan had dominated the match but grew Lewis stronger and stronger and in the end Dolan couldn't keep up.
The semifinals reached Mark Dudbridge and Justin Pipe.
Results




WDF WorldCup
Wesley Harms and Deta Hedman won the WDF Worldcup singles titles. The youth titles won Casey Gallagher from England and Australian Jamie Rundle. The ladies pairs were won by Trina Gulliver and Deta Hedman; the men's pairs by Stephen Bunting and Tony O'Shea, the Mixed Youth pairs by the Canadians Murschell/Looker. The men's team event was won by Team Scotland.
Overall winners both of the women and the men are the players from England.
WDF Worldcup



5. October
WDF Worldcup
Today all the finals of the WDF Worldcup will be played.
Among the finalists are Stephen Bunting, Deta Hedman and Casey Gallagher from England beside the Canadian ladies pair Hayhurst/Gobeil and the Canadian mixed youth pair Murschell/Looker. The men's team finalist are a little bit surprising Team USA and Team Scotland. .
WDF Worldcup



UK Qualifier Dutch Darts Masters

Last night the UK Qualifier for the last European Tour Event 2013 was played in Dublin.
Among the 20 qualifiers are Mark Dudbridge, Dean Winstanley and Irish men Michael Mansell and Daryl Gurney.
Participants




3. October
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a first view on the on Monday in Dublin beginning World Grand Prix. It points out some of the possible snares of the tournament which often shows off surprising results.
Party Poker World Grand Prix - Preview



Pro Tour Weekend Dublin
Tomorrow in the run-up to the World Grand Prix in Dublin a Pro Tour weekend will be played in the same venue. Tomorrow night the UK Qualifikatier for the last event of the European Tour 2013 - the Dutch Darts Masters - will take place. On Saturday and Sunday two Players Championships will follow.
Global Darts will be in the field.
Participants, Results



1. October
Qualifiers PDC World Championship
Beside the two Scandinavians Per Laursen and Dennis Lindsjkjöld South African Devon Petersen and Malaysian Mohammed Latif Sapup secured a place in the PDC World Championship. Peterson won the South African Masters and will take part for the third time in the PDC World Championship. Sapup qualified as last year as winner of the South Asia Qualifier.
PDC World Championship 2014




WDF Worldcup
Tomorrow in St. John's in Newfoundland the WDF Worldcup will begin.
Players from 27 countries will compete.

WDF Worldcup



Scandivian Circuit
Last weeken the last two Events and the Play-Offs of the Scandinavian Circuit were played.
Per Laursen ended the season on first place of the Scandinavian Order of Merit and qualified by this for the PDC World Championship 2014. The second World Championship place for a Scandinvian player got the winner of the Play-Offs Dennis Lindskjöld.
Scandinavian Circuit



30. September
John Bowles Darts
The signature darts of PDC player John Bowles are still quite new on the market.
They are "relations" of the Performance Darts of the Dart Performance Centres and were designed after the ideas and wishes of John Bowles hergestellt.
Global Darts checked them out.
John Bowles Darts



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend the last three events of the PDC Challenge Tour 2013 were played in Crawley.
On Saturday Dimitri van de Bergh and Matthew Dennant were the winners. On Sunday Ross Smith got his fourth Challenge Tour win. So Smith ends the tour as head of the table and by this secured himself a place both in the PDC World Championship 2014 and in the Grand Slam 2013. He as well gets a Tour Card for two years and his entry fees for the Pro Tour 2014 will be payed.
Challenge Tour



26. September
WDF Results
Winner of the New Zealand Auckland Open are Cody Harris and Kit Bennett.
In Uganda Benjamin Daimoi and Rosemary Wnagui from Kenaia won the singles titles of the Uganda Internatiol Open.



Martin Adams gets Zuiderduin Wildcard

Martin Adams couldn't qualify by the ranking for the Zuiderduin Masters. Now the three times BDO World Champion got the first wildcard for the tournament which will be played from 6. - 8. December.
Zuiderduin Masters




25. September
Wes Newton Group Winner in Group 3
On the third day of Championship Darts Wes Newton got the group win. He defeated Dave Chisnall in the final 4:6 and as third player joined the winners group.
Adrian Lewis and Brendan Dolan were with one respectively two wins eliminated from the tournament.
The tournament will continue on 15. October. Than Michael van Gerwen, Kim Huybrechts, Dave Chisnall, Mervyn King and Kevin Painter again will stand at the oche and Terry Jenkins, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson will join them.
Participants, Results Day 3
Report Group 3



Hamilton Group 2 Winner
Andy Hamilton claimed the win on the second day of der Championship League Darts. He defeated in a dramatic final Michael van Gerwen 6:5.
Eliminated on the second league day were Robert Thornton and Justin Pipe, who lost all his matches.
Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, Dave Chisnall, Wes Newton and Kevin Painter will get a new chance tomorrow. Mervyn King, Brendan Dolan and Kim Huybrechts will join them.

Participants, Results Day 2, Schedule Third League Day
Report Group 2



24. September
Phil Taylor wins in Group 1
Already on the first day of the Championship League Darts Phil Taylor was the group winner and now will play on the final day for the tournament win. In his league match against Adrian Lewis he threw a nine-darter. In the final he again played against Lewis and defeated him 6:2.
Eliminated were Simon Whitlock and James Wade who both only won a single match.
Adrian Lewis, Dave Chisnall, Wes Newton, Andy Hamilton and Michael van Gerwen will together with the "new" players Justin Pipe, Robert Thornton and Kevin Painter return tomorrow for the second league day.
Participants, Results Day 1, Schedule Day 2
Report Group 1



Schedule World Grand Prix
Today the PDC published the schedule for the World Grand Prix, which will be played from 7. October in Dublin.
Phil Taylor play his first round match against Jamie Caven already on the first evening while Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will play on the second evening against John Part. The match between Ronnie Baxter and Colin Lloyd will open the tournament.
Schedule, Participants



Championship League Darts 2013
Today the Championship League Darts will play the first league day.
Among the players today are last years winner and runner-up: Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock will stand at the oche together with Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, James Wade. Andy Hamilton, Wes Newton and Dave Chisnall.
Participants, Schedule first league day, Results
Tournament Information



23. September
The World - 6. Event
Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines won the 6. tournament of this year's World tournament serias which was played in Las Vegas. He defeated Yuji Eguchi in the final. For Ilagan it was the second consecutiv win.The semifinals reached Stephen Bunting and Kenichi Ajiki.

The World



WDF/BDO Ergebnisse
Die British Open wurden von Deta Hedman und Garry Thompson gewonnen, die in den jeweiligen Finalen Trina Gulliver und James Wilson schlugen. Die Doppeltitel holten sich bei den Damen Trina Gulliver/Zoe Jones und bei den Herren Robbie Green/Ross Montgomery.
Darius Labanaudkas und Kirst Viinikainen sind die Sieger des Baltic Cup 2013.



22. September
Steve Beaton wins German Darts Masters
For the first time in four years Steve Beaton won a PDC ranking tournament. He defeated in the final of the German Darts Masters Mervyn King with 6:5. It was a highclass and close match which was decided in an eleventh leg after the lead had changed several times.
The semi-finals reached Simon Whitlock and Wayne Jones, who secured himself a place in the World Grand Prix in Dublin by his run into the last four.
Results, Participants, Schedule
Report Final



Draw World Grand Prix
After the German Darts Masters the field of participants of the World Grand Prix - ehich will be played from 7. - 13. October in Dublin - is complete.
Wayne Jones ousted by his run in the last four of the German Darts Masters Jamie Lewis from the last qualification place of the tournament.
The Draw for the first round of the World Grand Prix took place tonight in Sindelfingen.
Schedule, Participants, Draw First Round



21. September
German Darts Masters - First Day
After the first day of the German Darts Masters in Sindelfingen all German players are already eliminated from the tournament. Some had to put up with clear defeats. A lot of the big names had to fight to survive - many matches went into a deciding leg. But there were no real upsets.
Report first day



20. September
German Darts Masters
Today in Sindelfingen the German Darts Masters will begin - the 7. Event of this year's European Tour.
Last night in the European and the Host Nation Qualifier the last tournament places were allocated in Sindelfingen. The places for the Host Nation got Tomas Seyler, Michael Hurtz, Dirk Becker, Peter Schöffmann and Max Hopp. Among the European Qualifiers are Ronny Huybrechts, Mensur Suljovic, Jelle Klaasen and Vincent van der Voort.
Results, Participants, Schedule



19. September
Taylor and Hankey withdraw
Phil Taylor and Ted Hankey have withdrawn fron the German Darts Masters at the weekend in Sindelfingen. Hankey had already to pull out of the Players Championships last weekend in Barnsley after he had been involved in a car accident the evening before and suffers from whiplash injuries.
For Taylor an additional European Qualifier will stand at the oche, Hankey will be replaced by an additional Host Nation Qualifier. The two Qualifiers will be played tonight in Sindelfingen.



The Lost Story of Alaska: Double Out
Adam "Thorn" Smith continues to enjoy his visit to Alaska.
There of all places he of the first time conciously hears of John Kuczynski...

The Lost Story of Alaska: Double Out



16. September
Championship League Darts 2013
On 24. September this year's Championship League Darts will begin. Again there will be eight league days with eight participants on each day. After the league phase on 24. October the final day will follow on which the eight group winners will play for the tournament win.
In Group 1 according to the current Order of Merit Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, James Wade, Andy Hamilton, Dave Chisnall and Wes Newton will stand at the oche. The tournament will be only streamed on internet and is played without audience.
Raymond van Barneveld will not take part in the tournament.
Participants, Schedule first League Day
Tournament Information



PDC Rankings
Due to several tournaments there were changes in most of the PDC rankings - now the rankings are up-to-date.
PDC Rankings



15. September
Ian White gets maiden Pro Tour win

Ian White won the 8. Players Championship of this year's Pro Tour in Barnsley on Sunday - for White it was the first tournament win on the Circuit. He defeated in the final Simon Whitlock 6:3.
The semifinals reached Wayne Jones and Scott Rand.
Results



DDV Spreecup
At the weekend in Berlin the DDV Spreecup was played. Winners of the singles tournaments were Michelle Sossong and Karsten Koch-Weikert, who defeated in their finals Stefanie Lück and Colin Rice. The senior titles got Sonja Müller and Colin Rice. The Youth titles won Lisa Dern and Kevin Troppmann.
The ladies pairs won Reuß/Vorscheid, the men's pairs Nett/Koch-Weikert. In the additional singles on Sunday Stefanie Lück and Alexander Reiher prevailed.



EDO Weekend in Selsey
The England Classic in Selsey won Deta Hedmann and Glen Durrant. Tricia Wright and Rachel Brooks won the Ladies Pairs, Tony O'Shea and Jimmy Hendriks won the Men's Pairs. Winner of the Mixed Tripels was the tripel Bateman/Harms/Williams. The Youth tournament won Connor Levett.
The ladies singles of the England Matchplay won Lisa Ashton, the men's singles Stephen Bunting.



14. September
Another win for Dave Chisnall
Dave Chisnall won after the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim last weekend the first of the two Players Championships in Barnsley this weekend as well. As in Hildesheim his opponent in the final was Peter Wright who this time lost a very close match 5:6.
The semifinals reached Michael van Gerwen and Simon Whitlock.
Results



13. September
Darts in the Mississippi Delta
Dartoid travels south to the Mississippi Delta and reveals that his passion for the Blues is as big as his passion for darts. And where to combine both better than there where one of the biggest ever blues musician was borne? Even the prospect he might meet the devil there can't scare Dartoid...
Darts in the Mississippi Delta



PDC Pro Tour
At the weekend the PDC Pro Tour will continue with the Players Championship 7 and 8 in Barnsley. It's for the players the last chance to qualify for the Championship League Darts and the second last chance to still get a place in the World Grand Prix in Dublin.
128 players will stand at the oche - Phil Taylor didn't register and James Wade is still banned.
Participants, Results



England Classic
This weekend the EDO England Classic will take place in Selsey.
The tournament will be streamed live: Stream



11. September
Darts Performance Centre
This time the Coaching Clinic offers advice and thoughts from the Pros Justin Pipe and Brendan Dolan. And you can find a practice game which helps to throw straight and hit the 20 segment.
Coaching Clinic 17



10.September
Tournament Calendar 2014
The provisional tournament calendar 2014 was complemented by the now published dates of the PDC.
As one could await after the date of the PDC Worldcup 2014 had been anounced the UK Open lose the usual date at the beginning of June and are moved to another venue as well: they will now take place at the beginning of March in Butlins Resort in Minehead. There will be six qualifiers for the tournament which will be played compactly at two wekends. The Premiere League will get a further League Day. Beside the Youth Tour and the Pro Tour there'll be a Challenge Tour for all players who couldn't get a Tour Card in Qualifying School and are to old to play on the Youth Tour. The PDC calendar is not yet complete.
Tournament Calendar 2014



Dan Olson wins NACT tournament
Canadian Dan Olson won the sixth tournament of this year's North American Championship Tour in Atlantic City. For Olson,who in 2008 represented Canada in the PDC World Championship, it was the first win on the NACT. In the final Olson defeated the first of the North American Order of Merit, Darin Young, with 6:3. The semi-finals reached Robert Rohlfing and Larry Butler.
North American Championship Tour



WDF Results
Jeffrey de Graaf fom the Netherlands and Lorraine Farlam from England are the winners of this year's Swedish Open. Jeffrey de Graaf defeated Swede Dennis Nilsson in the final, Lorraine Farlam prevailed over Trina Gulliver. The Youth titles won Dane Nicolai Rasmussen and Swede Sarah Rosen.
Winner of the Catalonia Open were Ulf Ceder from Finland and Dutch Sharon Prins. The Finnish SAWO Darts Open won Veijo Viinikka and Kirsi Viinikkainen. The titles of the Russian Open won Aleksei Pilipenko and Elena Zhukovskaya. The Youth titles got Sergei Goncharov and Sofiya Loginova.



9. September
Dave Chisnall wins in Hildesheim
Dave Chisnall won on Sunday evening the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim - the sixth event of the European Tour 2013. He defeated in the final a slightly tired Peter Wright who before had won a hard fought semifinal against Richie Burnett in the deciding leg witht 6:5.
Dave Chisnall had defeated in "his" semi-final Steve Beaton with 6:4. He had an average of 106.30 in this match.

Participants, Results, Schedule
Report Final Day


PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend three events of the PDC Challenge Tour were played in Reading. Outstanding player was Ben Ward who reached the final of all three events and won one.
The other two winners of the weekend were Luke Woodhouse and Ricky Evans. On Friday evening Ricky Evans had played in the first round of the German Darts Championship and lost to Peter Wright. On Sunday he stood at the oche of the Challenge Tour in Reading and won the tournament.
PDC Challenge Tour



6. September
German Darts Championship
This afternoon in Hildesheim the German Darts Championship will begin - the sixth event of this year's European Tour.
Last night the European and the Host Nation Qualifier for the tournament were played. 14 players could qualify for the tournament. The five German players are Adrian Kazimierz, Michael Hurtz, Tomas Seyler, Max Hopp and Jyhan Artut. Among the European qualifiers are Jelle Klaasen, Ronny Huybrechts and Roland Scholten who defeated Mensur Suljovic.
A Liveticker for the tournament you can find on the PDC Homepage: Live Scoring and on the site of the PDC Europe: PDC Europe.
Participants, Schedule, Results



5. September
More Additions Who is Who

New today: Campbell Jackson, Keegan Brown, Mark Lawrence, Keith Rooney, Gareth Pass and Vernon Sheppard.





3. September
Phil Taylor not in Hildesheim
As the PDC announced Phil Taylor withdrew from the German Darts Championship, which will be played from 6. September in Hildesheim. He will be replaced by a further Host Nation qualifier. James Wade will not be in Hildesheim too as he is banned for the tournament - he will be replaced by an European Qualifier.
Both the European Qualifier and the Host Nation Qualfier will take place on 5. September in Hildesheim.
The tournament schedule changed slightly.
Participants, Schedule



WDF World Cup

The WDF World Cup will be played from 1. - 5. October in St. John's in New Foundland in Canada.
Players from 28 countries will take part in the tournament.



Bulls Super League Eastern
During the third weekend of Super League Eastern Europe the till now unbeaten Mensur Suljovic lost two of his matches. But as head of the table he's nevertheless already qualified for the final of the top eight.
As Zoltan Daranyi for the second time didn't turn up he was eliminated from the league.
Super League Eastern



Bulls Superleague Iberia
Super League Iberia played as well at the weekend. There Julio Barbero stayed unbeaten and of course has a place in the final of the top eight.
Already eliminated is Borja Sánchez Bra.
Super League Iberia



2. September
Unstoppable Taylor wins Sydney Darts Masters
With an 134 finish Phil Taylor ended the final of the Sydney Darts Masters - he defeated Michael van Gerwen with 10:3. Before Taylor had won his semi-finals against Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen had defeated Adrian Lewis.
Taylor dominated the tournament - his tournament average was 107.28.



Bulls Super League Germany
At the weekend two more league days of the Bull's Super League Germany took place.
Olaf Tupuschis had to withdraw from the league due to health problems and is the first relegated player. Michael Rosenauer didn't turn up and was relegated as well. Carsten Becker couldn't take part at the weekend due to work related issues.
After the weekend Kevin Münchis head of the table with now 52 points followed by Andree Welge with 45 points and Jyhan Artut with 44 points.
Super League Germany



The World
Winner of Phase five of the World Soft-Dart series in Shanghai was on Sunday Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines. He defeated Paul Lim in the final.
In the semifinals stood Australian Robert Modra and Japanese Yuji Eguchi.
The World



PDC World Championship 2014
Australian Beau Anderson qualified for the PDC World Championship 2014. The brother of the already qualified Kyle Anderson won the Oceanic Masters -he defeated Clinton Bridge in the final.
Beau Anderson had qualified for the Sydney Darts Masters as well but was eliminated first round by Andy Hamilton.
PDC World Championship




Jim Long wins NACT tournament
Jim Long is the winner of the fifth tournament of the North American Championship Tour. He won the final in London, Ontario against the young player Shaun Narain.
The semi-finals reached Ryan Barnette and Darin Young. So Young still is one the first place in the North American Order of Merit.
North American Tour



French Open
Englishman Scott Mitchell and Tamara Schuur from the Netherlands are the inners of this year's French Open. Scott Mitchell defeated in the final fellow country man Tony O'Shea, Tamara Schuur won against Rachel Brooks from England.
Winner of the youth tournament was Andrew Clark from Englnd who defeated Dutch Wesley Vandervoorde.



23. August
Interview with Russ Strobel
Russ Strobel is the founder of the WDDA - World Disability Darts Association - an international organisation which cares about the integration of people with disabilities in the sport of darts.
To learn more about the organisation, its work and the special equipment developed for players with disabilities I talked to Russ Strobel.
To the Interview



Sydney Darts Masters
On Sunday the Sydney Darts Master will begin - a tournament of the PDC World Series. PDC top players Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, Andy Hamilton, Wes Newton, Raymond van Barnevekd and Paul Nicholson (for the banned James Wade) will play against eight qualifiers. With Kyle Anderson, Gordon Marthers, Clinton Bridge and Warren Oarry are already known. The other four places will be filled with the winners of three qualifiers played on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and the winner of the Oceanic Masters played on Wednesday. The winner of the Oceanic Masters will qualify for the PDC World Championship as well.
The Sydney Darts Masters than will be played from Thursday to Sunday and will be televised in Europe by Eurosport.



The World
This weekend in Shanghai the fifth event of this year's World tournament series will take place.
Beside many players from China players from Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Mongolia, Macao and many other countries will take part. Among the Russian players is Anastasia Dobromyslova. Besides her husband Tony Martin PDC players Adrian Gray and Makr Webster will travel to China as well.
As every time there'll be again a Livestream on Sunday.
The World



21. August
PDC World Cup of Darts
As the PDC announced next years World Cup of Darts will be moved to 6.-8. June, for years the date of the UK Open. It will again take place in Hamburg.
The PDC Calendar for 2014 will be published soon and probably we'll know than what will happen with the UK Open...

Provisional Tournament Calendar 2014






Grand Slam of Darts Qualifiers
The PDC now confirmed the 26 players who have qualified for this years Grand Slam of Darts so far.
The GSOD Qualifier will take place on 4. November in Wigan.

Schedule and Participants



James Wade banned

As the DRA announced James Wade will be banned for four upcoming tournaments: the Sydney Darts Masters (29. - 31. August), the European Tour Event 6 in Hildesheim(6. -8. September) and the two Players Championships in Barnsley (14./15.September).
Paul Nicholson will replace him in the Sydney Darts Masters as seeded player.



20. August
The WDDA
The WDDA - World Disability Darts Association - is a still quite new global darts association which was founded by Australian Russ Strobel.
Goal of the association is to integrate with the help of the sport of darts - which has an enormous potential for them - people with disabilities.
The WDDA



Dartitis

George Silberzahn, "inventor" of Flight School, gave Dartitis some thought. Now he presents an exercise which might help. With this exercise you can find "your" grip as well,
Dartitis help and "How to get a grip"



Antwerp Open
Martin Adams wins again - this time the men's singles of the Antwerp Open, he defeated in the final Robbie Green. The ladies singles were won by Zoe Jones who defeated Deta Hedman in the final.



More Additions Who is Who

New Today: Leon de Geus, Chris Aubrey, Royden Lam, and Paddy Meaney.





16. August
Improving Focus
To improve your Focus will help to get into flow. But how can you improve your focus? This short article offers some advice.
Improving Focus



More Additions Who is Who

New today are: Ricky Evans, Joey Palfreyman, Lee Palfreyman, Ricky Sudale and Adrian Gray.




Kyle Anderson qualified for PDC World Championship
Australian Kyle Anderson won this year's DPA Australian Grand Prix. He had dominated the tournament series, won seven events and threw a nine-darter. Last year Anderson had his debut at the Ally Pally after he had won the Oceanic Masters.
Kyle Anderson qualified for the Sydney Darts Masters end of August as well.
Participants, Schedule



14. August
WDF/BDO Results
Winners of the New Zealand Open are Jonathan Slicock and Jo Steed.
The single titles of the USA Classic won American Leonard "Soldier" Gates and Canadian Trish Grzesik. The youth title was won by Dylan Anderson, USA.
The Winmau British Classic winner was Tony Eccles who defeated in the final Remco van Eijden. During the tournament Andy Beardmore threw a nine-darter. The ladies title got Fallon Sherrock who won the final 5:1 against Anastasia Dobromyslova.
The British Masters, played in the same venue and during the same weekend as the Winmau British Classic, were won by Tony Randall and - again - Fallon Sherrock.



Additions Who is Who
During the UK Open and at the tournaments of the European Tour from time to time players turn up who are not yet recorded in the "Who is who". In the next few days some of the gaps will be filled.
New today are: Jason Hogg, Ken MacNeil, Mark Cox, Kevin Thomas, Paul Amos and Colin Fowler



12. August
Jim Widmayer qualifies for BDO World Championship
American Jim Widmayer is the first of the international players to qualify for the BDO World Championship 2014.
After the last BDO World Championship in January the BDO had announced that the field of participants will be enlarged to 40 in 2014 and that the additional eight players would qualify by national qualifications.
Thanks to his performance during the USA Classic in Stamford at the weekend Jim Widmayer now is the American qualifier for the tournament.



9. August
Phill Nixon is dead
The BDO legend Phill Nixon died this morning aged 57 from the consequences of cancer. He had been diagnosed with the illness only this June.
Nixon become known due to his sensational comeback against Martin Adams in the final of the BDO World Championship 2007.
Phill Nixon



8. August
Update of PDC Rankings
There were changes in some of the PDC Rankings. After his win of one of the two tournaments of the North American Championship Tour in Chicago Larry Butler climbed on second place in the North American Order of Merit. The two Canadians Dan Olson and Andre Carmann ascended as well.
Michael van Gerwen and Kim Huybrechts are on place one and two of the European Order of Merit followed by Mensur Suljovic. Adrian Lewis is after reaching the final of the World Matchplay in third position of the PDC Order of Merit while James Wade dropped on fifth place behind Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld adropped to place 10. Gone up several places are Jelle Klaasen and Stuart Kellett while Mark Walsh, Vincent van der Voort and Alan Tabern are still on the slide down the rankings.
PDC Rankings


Adam "Thorn" Smith travels again

This time Thorn travels to Alaska where one of his darting friends works in Summer on a whale watching boat. And we will not only hear about darts but about whales and the the fascinating nature and history of Alaska as well.
The Lost Story of Alaska Double On



6. August
Phil Taylor broke NO RULES!
Dartoid shares his thoughts about the incident during the Gibraltar Darts Trophy. And he remembers an incident in which he once played a part during a league pairs match...

Phil Taylor broke NO RULES!



Scandinavian Circuit
Jani Haavisto did not only win the Revontuli Open- he defeated Veijo Viinikka in the final of the fifth event of the Scandinavian Circuit in Kopenhagen as well. For Haavisto it was already the third win on the Circuit.
Winner of the sixth tournament was Jarkko Komula - he won 6:0 against Per Laursen.
Scandinavian Circuit



WDF Results
Jani Haavisto from Finland won the Revontuli Open. The ladies title got Kirsi Viinikainen who won the Revontuli Masters as well. The men's title of the Revontuli Masters won Kenneth Ljungars.
The Music City Classics were won by Soldier Gates who defeated Darin Young in the final. Lisa Ayers was the ladies singles winner.



5. August
Belgium Open
At the weekend in Antwerpen the Belgium Open were played. Winner of the men's singles was Martin Adams. Julie Gore from Wales prevailed in the ladies singles final against Deta Hedman. Anastasia Dobromyslova won together with Stephen Bunting the Mixed Pairs and together with Lorraine Farlam the Ladies Pairs. Winner of the Men's Pairs were the Hybrechts borthers Kim and Ronny.



German Darts Masters
After the World Matchplay the PDC published the draw and the schedule of the seventh event of the European Tour which will be played from 20. - 22. September in Sindelfingen. The UK qualifier for the tournament already took place. The European Qualifier and the Host Nation Qualifier will be on 19. September. The German qualifiers will have quite difficult matches - Brendan Dolan, Terry Jenkins, Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall are waiting.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



Bull's Super League Darts Eastern
At the weekend in Eisenstadt in Austria the second tournament weekend of Bull's Superleague Eastern took place.
Mensur Suljovic once again showed his class - till now he didn't lose a single match and heads the ranking with 30 points. Second is Zoran Lerchbacher who this weekend only was defeated by Suljovic. Zoltan Daranyi could not take part.
Bull's Super League Darts Eastern



30. July
World Matchplay Gallery

The World Matchplay Gallery is online!
Most are my own pictures, the others are with kind permission of Lawrence Lustig, PDC.
Gallery



29. July
BDO/WDF Results
Belgian Dimitri van den Bergh won the British teenager Open singles, Kallum Graham is the U 18 Boys Champion. The Belgium B Team won the BDO 18 - 25 Knock Out Cup and the BDO 18 Knock Out Cup was won by the Casey's Boys. The tournaments were played during the BDO Festival of Youth Darts in the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.
Darren Webster and Lorraine Burn were the winners of the Australian Grand Masters. Ono Keita and Shimizu Kiyo won the singles titles of the Japan Open.
The POD National Championship was won by Radek Szaganski and Aleksandra Grzesik.



Phil Taylor wins World Matchplay
With a once again brilliant performance Phil Taylor defeated Adrian Lewis in the final 18:13. He averaged the till now ever best World Matchplay average of 111.23 in the match.
Adrian Lewis, who played a great match as well with an average of over 100, could keep up till the 21. Leg. But than Taylor relentlessly pulled away and won his sixth successive World Matchplay title.
Results
Report and Statistics, Final



Bull's Super League Darts Germany
The third league weekend took place at the weekend. Unluckily four of the league participants - Karsten Koch, Bernd Roith, Michael Rodenauer and Olaf Tupuschis - had to withdraw from the weekend. All their matches counted as 6:0 wins for their opponents. Highlight of the weekend was a nine-darter by Andree Welge.
Bull's Super League Darts Germany



27. July
World Matchplay - Seventh Day
Similar to the first quarterfinals day the second quarterfinal evening brought a very close and a slightly one-sided match.
The first quarterfinal of the evening was a close clash between Adrian Lewis and Andy Hamilton which ended in a tiebreaker which was won 19:17 by Lewis.
The second quarterfinal was clearly dominated by Michael van Gerwen though Dave Chisnall showed a good performance. But he couldn't keep abreast with the young Dutchman.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day seven



26. July
World Matchplay - Sixth Day
On the sixth day of the World Matchplay the first two quarterfinals were played.
In the first quarterfinal Phil Taylor defeated a battling Justin Pipe with 16:10. Was the first quarterfinal at least interesting till the end the second one was a real thriller. In the end James Wade prevailed in a 18:16 tiebreaker match.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day six



25. July
World Matchplay - Fifth Day
While on the first evening of the second round all matches were more or less level-headed the final second round matches were quite one-sided - at least the first three. Andy Hamilton, Adrian Lewis and Michael van progressed without problems in teh quarterfinals.
The last match of the evening was a clash between Jamie Caven and Dave Chisnall and the lead changed several times. In the end Chisnall prevailed and stands for the first time in the quarterfinals in Blackpool.
Results



24. July
World Matchplay - Fourth Day
On the first evening of the second round of the tournament all matches were highly competitive. The biggest upset of the evening was Raymond van Barneveld's loss to Justin Pipe. Van Barneveld seemed to have a lot of problems with the heat on stage while Pipe was much less affected.
Kevin Painter lost 10:13 to Simon Whitlock. Phil Taylor only just defeated in the best match of the evening Terry Jenkins 14:12 after Jenkins had given him the shivers. The evening ended with a 13:9 win for James Wade over Gary Anderson.
Results
Report and Statistics Day Four



The First Round

This article deals with the matches of the first round in which a few of the seeded players were eliminated from the tournament.
And a little bit it's about the fans who support "their" players...
The first round





23. July
World Matchplay - Day Three
On Monday evening the last four matches of the first round were played.
Rather surprising Robert Thornton and Wes Newton were eliminated from the tournament. Robert Thornton never found a way into the match against Ian White and lost 3:10. Wes Newton lost a close match to Jamie Caven 8:10. Adrian Lewis defeated Ronny Huybrechts with 10:5. In the last match of the evening Andy Hamilton outclassed Ronnie Baxter 10:1, Baxter had no chance against Hamilton's clean finishing.
Tonight the first four matches of the second round will be played.
Results
Report and Statistics Day three



Darts in Blackpool

Blackpool once was a popular working class sea side resort on the Irish Sea. It is no longer - today it's cheaper for the British to travel to Greese or Spain, where usually the weather is more consistent too...
But the Tower, the Winter Gardens complex and the World Matchplay still convey holiday feeling...
Darts in Blackpool



22. July
World Matchplay - Second Day
On the second day of the World Matchplay the first round continued with an afternoon and an evening session during which with Kim Huybrechts and Mervyn King the first two seeded players were eliminated from the tournament.
Kim Huybrechts lost to a comfortable looking Peter Wright, Mervyn King couldn't keep up with a convincing Gary Anderson. In all other eight matches the seeded players prevailed and Justin Pipe (against an injured Mark Webster) Kevin Painter, Brendan Dolan, Dave Chisnall, Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen against a brillantly playing Colin Lloyd progressed into second round.
Tonight the first round will close with the last four matches.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day Two



21. July
Twenty Years ago...
Twenty years ago in Blackpool the first World Matchplay was played. 13 times Phil Taylor won the tournament over the years but twenty years ago he didn't even reach the final. Twenty years ago it was not even a player from Great Britain who got the firt title. It was an American and he stays till today the only American player who could win a PDC Major: Larry Butler.
So my first World Matchplay article is about Larry Butler and I added a short interview with him as well though it's already a few years ald. Today he celebrates his 56. birthday!
Twenty years ago...



World Matchplay - First Day
On the first evening of the World Matchplay for the first time ever an Austrian dart player stood on the stage of the Empress Ballroom but with Raymond van Barneveld he had a much too strong opponent and lost with 4:10. Similar clear Terry Jenkins defeated Andy Smith - who just couldn't keep up - in the first match of the tournament.
Far more thrilling was the clash between James Wade and John Part who showed a lot of bottle but in the end lost 8:10. Simon Whitlock had some problems against Jelle Klaasen as well who fought back to 8:9. But Whitlock had the throw in the last leg and dead certain hit double 16.
Results
Report and Statistics



20. July
World Matchplay
Today in Blackpool the World Matchplay begins with the first four matches of the first round.
It is the 20. World Matchplay in the Winter Gardens. Phil Taylor could win it 13 times though this year the betting companies see Michael van Gerwen as the favourite. This year the Winter Gardens offers air condition for the first time - which really is necessary with almost 30 degrees celsius outside - and for the first time Global Darts is in Blackpool.
This World Matchplay will bring a farewell as well: John Gwynne for the last time will commentate for Sky Sport.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



18. July
PDC World Championship
Rob Szabo won the Clubs New Zealand Darts Association national Championship and qualified as first player for the PDC World Championship 2014. He will stand on the stage of the Ally Pally in a Preliminary round match.
PDC World Championship 2014



Bull's Super League Darts Iberia
Throughout June 10 players qualified by qualifiers for the Bull's Super League Darts Iberia.
Now the field of participants is complete.This weekend will now be the first tournament weekend and it will be played in Avila in Spain.
Bull's Super League Darts Iberia



England Masters
Stephen Bunting, Anastasia Dobromyslova and Charlie Burns (Youth) won lasdt weekend the EDO England Masters titles.
TheWinmau Ladies England Nation Singles winner was Trina Gulliver, the Winmau Mens England Nation Singles won Garry Thompson and Josh McCarthy was the winner of the Winmau Youth England National Singles.



Interview with John Bowles
John Bowles merely plays darts for a few years - he only began when he was no longer able to play rugby due to an arm injury. 2011 ha as an amateur qualifier reached the last 16 of the UK Open and in January 2012 he won his Tour Card. During the last PDC World Championship he lost in second round a very close match against Gary Anderson - a match to be sure a lot of darts fans will still remember. To the Interview



15. July
PDC North American Championship Tour
The third event of the PDC North American Championship Tour was played during a tournament weekend in Kingston in Canada.
Both for Larry Butler and for John Part it was a rather successfull weekend.
Larry Butler won the PDC Tournament - he defeated John Part in the final. Before he together with John Part won the Cricket Doubles title and had lost to John Part in the final of the Kingston Open Singles.
Tournament Information



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Barnsley tournaments 10 - 12 of this years PDC Challenge Tour took place.
On Saturday Ben Ward and Ross Smith were the winners - for Smith it was already the third win this year. On Sunday Jan Dekker was the winner.
Tournament Information



German Darts Masters
During the Challenge Tour weekend in Barnsley the UK Qualifier for German Darts Masters was played. The tournament will be played from 20. - 22. September in Sindelfingen and is the seventh event of the PDC European Tour.
Among the 20 qualifiers is Ted Hankey who for the first time this year qualified for an European Tour Event. The winner of one of the challenge tour events oif the weekend, Ross Smith, qualified as well as did former Youth World Champion James Hubbard, Alan Tabern and reigning Youth World Champion Michael Smith.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information Information



The World
The fourth tournament of the World soft-darts series was played in Seoul in Korea. So most participants were Korean dartplayers but some players from other Asian countries and a few Americans and Europeans stood at the oche as well.
Winner was Ronald Briones from the Philippines who defeated in the final American Ray Carver. The semifinals reached Paul Lim and Japanese Morihiro Hashimoto. For Briones it was already the second win this year.
Tournament Information



11. July
World Matchplay
By now the PDC published the detailed schedule of the tournament. The opening match will be the clash between Terry Jenkins and Andy Smith. As well on Saturday evening Raymond van Barneveld will play against Mensur Suljovic.
Reigning Champion Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen both will play in the evening session on Sunday. Michael van Gerwen once again is seen by sponsor BetVictor as favourite for the win.
Participants, Schedule



9. July
World Matchplay
After the European Championship the field of participants of the World Matchplays is complete. The tournament will be played from 20. - 28. Juli in Blackpool. The PDC today published the draw for the first round.
The winner of the European Championship, Adrian Lewis, will play Ronny Huybrechts. Phil Taylor will meet Stuart Kellett and Mensur Suljovic will stand against Raymond van Barneveld at the oche.
Participants, Schedule, Draw First Round
Tournament Information



German Darts Championship
The PDC has announced the draw and the schedule of the European Darts Championship - the sixth event of the European Tour. The tournament will be played from 6. - 8. September in Hildesheim. The UK Qualifier for the tournament already took place, the European Qualifier and the Host Nation Qualifier will be played on fifth September.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



8. July
Adrian Lewis wins European Championship
This year's European Championship was won by Adrian Lewis. Lewis played a really impressive tournament. In the semifianls he eliminated favourite Michael van Gerwen and in the final he defeated last year's winner Simon Whitlock mit 11:6.
On Sunday afternoon some thrilling semifinals were played. After a very close win of Ronny Huybrechts against Robert Thornton followed a dramatic match between Whitlock and Caven, in which Whitlock had a miracle comeback from 3:9 to a 10:9 win. This matched was followed by a quick fire duel between Michael van Gerwen and Jelle Klaasen. A clear defeat of Andy Hamilton against Adrian Lewis ended the afternoon. Neither semifinals nor final were as exiting but all were high class matches.
Report and Statistics Quarterfinals
Report and Statistics Semifinals and Final



WDF Europe Cup Youth
The boys from the Netherlands and the English girls were the overall winners of the WDF Europe Cup Youth played at the weekend in Hungary. The girl's singles were won by Casey Gallagher from England while Quin Wester from the Netherlands won the boy's singles. The English girl's pair Gallagher/Eaves won the pairs competition while Wester/Roelofs from the Netherlands won the boy's pairs competition. The boy's team competition was won by Team Netherlans as well.



6. July
European Darts Championship - Second Round
Both Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld were eliminated in the second round from the tournament. Phil Taylor was more or less overrun by Ronny Huybrechts while van Barneveld after a comeback was involved in a thrilling neck-and-neck-race with Robert Thornton. Before in the afternoon session James Wade went down against Jamie Caven.
Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen - now clear favourite on the win - showed impressive performances. Simon Whitlock, Jelle Klaasen and Andy Hamilton are through to the quarterfinals are as well.
Schedule, Results
Report and Statistics



European Darts Championship - First Round 2
On the second evening of the first round with Max Hopp and Mensur Suljovic the other German speaking participants were elimnated from the tournament as well. Especially Max Hopp nevertheless impressed against Paul Nicholson. All in all the level was not quite as high as the on the first evening.
The biggest surprise of the night was Wes Newton's defeat loss to Jelle Klaasen who had to qualify by the Euroepan Qualifier for the tournament.
Winners of the evening beside Klaasen and Nicholson were Justin Pipe, Andy Hamilton, Mervyn King, Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis and Kevin Painter.
Report and Statistics



5. July
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre was surprised - Tour de France instead of darts on ITV4. Perhaps one could combine both sports? And what will the second evening of the European Darts Championship bring? Paul is looking forward to see "The Hopp" again...
European Darts Championship - Second Day



European Darts Championship - First Round 1
The first evening of the first round brought two surprises: Stuart Kellett was eliminated by Ronny Huybrechts and Dave Chisnall by Jamie Caven. Both Caven and Ronny Huybrechts showed great performances while Chisnall never really was in the match.
Colin Lloyd impressed as well against Peter Wright. Robert Thornton to be sure was the "hero" of the evening - despite being in a lot of pain because of a pulled muscle in his back he prevailed against a seemingly slighty mentally absent Brendan Dolan 6:2. No chance at all had German Tomas Seyler in the weakest match of the evening against Raymond van Barneveld who just returned from his break in Las Vegas - he missed too many doubles and lost 1:6.
Other winners of the evening were Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock and James Wade.
Tonight the last eight first round matches will be played.
Report and Statistics



4. July
European Darts Championship
Today in Muelheim in Germany the sixth European Championship will begin with the first eight first matches. One of two German qualifiers - Tomas Seyler - will play against Raymond van Barneveld. On stage tonight as well: reigning champion Simon Whitlock and World Champion Phil Taylor.
Gary Anderson had to withdraw due to illness, for him Mark Webster will get a chance who will play in the last match of the evening against James Wade.
ITV4 will televise live from 8 pm to 11 pm. The complete tournament will be streamed live on PDC.TV .
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



WDF Europe Cup Youth 2013

Tomorrow in Hungary this years WDF Europe Cup Youth will begin.
For Germany Vanessa Timmermann, Anna-Maria Schultze, Marvin Weber, Mark Legant, Henrik Dane and Manuel Topp were nominated.




Granite City Open
Winner of the Granite City Open singles were Gary Robson and Deta Hedman. Ross Montgomery/Robbie Green won the men's pairs, Deta Hedman/Fallon Sherrock the ladies pairs and Lorraine Farlam/Steve Douglas the mixed pairs. Fallon Sherrock got the title of the mixed U 21 singles tournament, the girls U 18 was won by Josie Paterson and the men's U 18 by Kyle Ross.



30. June
Phil Taylor wins Gibraltar Darts Trophy
With the defeat of young Welshman Jamie Lewis Phil Taylor won the Gibraltar Darts Trophy. He had reached the final with wins over Steve Beaton and Dave Chisnall on the third day of the tournament.
Jamie Lewis - one of the UK Qualifiers of the tournament - had defeated Kevin Painter and Adrian Lewis on the final day.
Michael van Gerwen - one of the favourites for the title - was eliminated from the tournament by Adrian Lewis.
Results



Gibraltar Darts Trophy - Second Round
While in the afternoon session of the second round John Part, Robert Thornton, Justin Pipe and Paul Nicholson were a little bit surprisingly eliminated from the tournament, in the evening all top players prevailed. For Ross Smith against Adrian Lewis not even a nine-darter was enough. Mensur Suljovic had no chance at all against Kevin Painter and lost 1:6. Similar clear were the defeats of Dean Winstanley against a not really convincing playing Phil Taylor and of Richie Burnett who had a pitch black day and lost 0:6 to Kim Huybrechts.
Results



28. June
Gibraltar Darts Trophy - First Round
After the first round Gibraltar Darts Trophy ten of the 32 seeded players are already out of the tournament - among them Mervyn King, Brendan Dolan and Simon Whitlock.
Mensur Suljovic managed to overcome Wes Newton, he'll now play Kevin Painter in Round Two. Favourites Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor had now problems at all - Michael van Gerwen defeated John Bowles with 6:2, Phil Taylor won with the same result against Gino Vos. All four host country qualifiers were eliminated from the tournament.
Results
Report First Day



Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today in Gibraltar the Gibraltar Darts Trophy begins, the fifth tournament of the European Tour 2013.
By the European Qualifier yesterday five Dutch players, among them Vincent van der Voort, Belgian Ronny Huybrechts, Austrian Mensur Suljovic and Jani Haavisto from Finland qualified.
Participants, Schedule



26. June
Say 'No' To Defeatism
Probably every darts players knows it - nothing comes together in a match and one feels like giving in. But Laurence Kent thinks one has to overcome the feeling. Even should you lose you can find positives in your game.
Say 'No' To Defeatism



PDC World Championship
Hardly the PDC has published the schedule of the World Championship 2014 there are some changes: Instead of the afternoon session on Sunday, 15. December with a Preliminary and four First Round matches there now will be played an afternoon session on Sunday 22. December with three Second Round matches.
Due to this change the Premilinary Round and the First Round will now be played including Thursday 19. December.
Schedule PDC World Championship



Ranking Updates
Thanks to all the tournaments played over the last weeks there were changes in many rankings.
Udpdated were: PDC Rankings, Rankings BDO/WDF and the DDV Rankings.



24. June
European Championship
After the Players Championships in Crawley the field of participants of the European Championship is complete.
The PDC now published the draw for the first round. Reigning Champion Simon Whitlock will play Belgian Kim Huybrechts. Number 1 of the World Phil Taylor will play against Vincent van der Voort, Michael van Gerwen will play European Qualifier Kurt van de Rijck.
Participants, Schedule, Draw First Round
Tournament Information



BDO England Open
Stephen Bunting and Deta Hedman were the singles winners of the England Open. Natasha Eaves and Kallum Graham won the youth titles.
The men's pairs were won by Wesley Harms/Jefferey de Graaf, the ladies pairs by Lisa Ashton/Trina Gulliver. The triples won Deta Hedman/Robbie Green/Alan Norris.



Another win for Michael van Gerwen
The second Players Championship of the weekend was won by Michael van Gerwen who defeated Andy Hamilton in the final. For van Gerwen it was the 12. victory of the year.
The other two semi-finalists were Brendan Dolan and Robert Thornton who had earlier eliminated Phil Taylor from the tournament.
Participants, Results



23, June
Peter Wright wins in Crawley
Peter Wright won the first of two Players Championships of the weekend. He defeated Wes Newton 6:1 in the final. Wright showed a similar impressive performance as during the UK Open two weeks ago where he reached was beaten in the semi-finals by Phil Taylor.
The semi-finals reached Michael van Gerwen and Kevin Painter. Steve Brown threw in his second round match against Connie Finnan a nine-darter.
Participants, Results



22. June
PDC World Championship 2014
The PDC has now published the schedule of the World Championship 2014. It will begin on 13. December with the Preliminary Round, the First Round and the Second Round save one match played before the Christmas break. Semi-finals will be played on 30. December and the Final on 1. January 2014.
Priority ticket sale will start on Monday, general sale on 1. July.
Schedule
Tournament Information



European Tour 6
The sixth event of the European Tour - the German Darts Championship - will be played from 6. - 8. September in Hildesheim in Germany.
The first qualifier for the tournament, the UK Qualifier was played yesterday in Crawley. Among the qualifiers are Michael Smith, Dean Winstanley and John Henderson.
Participants, Schedule



20. June
Thorn interviews Erik McVay

Exactly fitting Dartoid's newest colum - a short interview by Adam "Thorn" Smith in which he introduces Erik McVay, founder and operator of the American SEWA darts Forums.
Adam "Thorn" Smith interviews Erik McVay



Dartoids World

The newest Dartoid's World column is not really by Dartoid, but was written by Erik McVay - the founder of the American SEWA darts forum. He describes his way in darts and how in the end he managed to put fun back.
How to put the FUN back into your darts



WDF Results

Winner of the Canadian Open were Shaun Narain and Cindy Veith.
The singles titles of the Puma New Zealand Masters won Greg Moss and Tina Osborne.



18. June
Pro Tour Weekend in Crawley
Next weekend in Crawley the PDC Players Championships 5 and 6 will be played. For those players not taking part in the Gibraltar Dart Trophy it is the last chance to qualify for the European Championship in Muelheim.
Again the Pro Tour Wochenende starts on Friday with a qualifier for a European Tour event - the German Darts Championship in September.
Participants



PDC North American Tour

Wayne Kelly from New Foundland won the first players championship of this year's North American Pro Tour. he defeated in the final Bernie Miller with 6:2.
Darin Young and Ken McNeil stood in the semi-finals.
North American Tour



17. June
PDC World Championship 2014
As the PDC announced today the priority sale tickets for the World Championship will probably be on sale next Monday, 24. June. You can buy those tickets when you've got an annual subscribtion for PDC TV and subscribed till 18. June.
One week later tickets will be on general sale.
More details will be announced soon.



UK Open 2013 Gallery
To complete the UK Open here now the gallery consisting on own pictures and pictures of the PDC photographer Lawrence Lustig with kind permission of the PDC.
Gallery



Scottish Masters
Gary Stone threw a nine-darter in the final of the Scottish Masters and won the match 4:1 against Ross Parsons. The ladies tournament won Anne Kirk for the ninth time, she defeated Frances Lawson.



German Masters
The team competitions of the German Master were both won by the NWDV 1 team. The NWDV players won the Länderpokal as well.
Men's singles winner was Maik Langendorf, he defeated Christian Gößwein in the final. The ladies title got Irina Arstrong - she won the final against Stephanie Lück.



Stephen Bunting wins The World - Stage 3
Stephen Bunting won through the the opposition of experienced European and Asiatic soft-dart players and his British steel-dart colleagues and was the champion of the third event of this year's World tournament series in in La Rochelle in France. He defeated in the final American Benjamin Dersch. The semi-finals reached Croatian Boris Krcmar Japanese Takehiro Suzuki - winner of the "World" 2012.



Trina Gulliver awarded MBE

Trina Gulliver will be awarded the MBE for her services in darts and fund raising.
She's the first female dart player who will be recognised and honoured in this way.




15. June
The World - Stage 3
This weekend the third event of this year's World - soft dart series will be played in La Rochelle in France.
Mainly European players have registered among those some well known steel darts players from the UK like Colin Lloyd, Justin Pipe and Stephen Bunting. As usually matches will be streamed live on 16. 6. from 13.30 here: Live Stream.



14. June
PDC and ITV
The PDC announced a new four event deal with ITV.
ITV will televise the European Championship, the Players Championship Finals, the UK Open and a new tournament, The Masters, which will be played for the first time in November.
The first tournament televised by ITV will be the European Championship in Mülheim next month. Details abaout The Masters, in which the Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit will take part and which will take place in Edinburgh in Scotland will be announced later.



Van Gerwen or...???

On the morning of the final day Michael van Gerwen was still favorite to win the title. But then he lost to Phil Taylor...
Who now would win the tournament?
Van Gerwen or...???





13. June
Swiss Open
The single titles of the Swiss Open went to Remco van Eijden from the Netherlands and to Irina Armstrong from Germany. The youth title won English Nathan Street. Together with his country man Dennis Commissaris Remco van Eijden won the men's pairs as well while the ladies pairs winners were Colette Rudin, Switzerland and Bianca Strauch, Germany.



12. June
Not one Brother left...
After the third day of UK Open all three pairs of brothers were out of the tournament, the last eliminated was Steve West who lost to Peter Wright in fifth round. All amateur qualifiers were out as well. And there were played a lot of great darts on day three!
The most pressing question now was: "Was there anybody at all still in the tournament who could hinder Michael van Gerwen to win?"
Not one brother left...



11. June
BDO Internationals
The BDO Internationals were played at the weekend in Brean Sands in Somerset.
The tournament started with the open pairs in which the mnixed pair Claire Stainsby/Glen Durrant recorded the first ever nine-darter in a mixed pairs cvompetion. The competition was won by Garry Thompson/Deta Hedman. On Sunday the singles were played and Deta Hedman defeated Trina Gulliver in the ladies final while Jan Dekker won against Scott Waites. The youth final was a "mixed" final: Jordan Singh defeated Casey Gallagher.



Gibraltar Darts Trophy
The Gibraltar Darts Trophy will be the fifth Event of the PDC European Tour. It will be played from 28. - 30. June.
Beside the European Qualifier all other qualifiers already took place and the PDC has published the draw and the schedule.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



9. June
Phil Taylor wins UK Open
With a clear 11:4 over Andy Hamilton Phil Taylor won the UK Open title.
Before he had defeated Peter Wright in the semi-finals 10:5, Wright never had a chance. The other semi-final was much closer. There Andy Hamilton prevailed 10:9 against Raymond van Barneveld. Both players matchdarts before finally Hamilton hit the double.
Report Final



UK Open - Quarterfinals
In an eagerly anticipated quarterfinal which lived up to the expectations Phil Taylor defeated Michael van Gerwen 10:7. He will now meet Peter Wright in the semifinals who prevailed with 10:6 over Adrian Lewis. The match was rather onesided till the 9:1 lead of Wright when Lewis started a comeback. But it was much too late and he lost 6:9.
The other two quarterfinals were thrilling and high class as well - Raymond van Barneveld defeated Ronnie Baxter 10:9, Andy Hamilton won against James Wade with 10:8.
So in the other semi-final tonight Raymond van Barneveld and Andy Hamilton will stand at the oche.
Report Quarterfinals



And Four were left...

Besides about the darts of the second evening you'll hear a little about Manchester's history - the Romans!

And Four were left...



Uk Open - Fifth Round
With a brillant last leg Phil Taylor just prevented elimnation from the tournament by Brendan Dolan. He will now play in the quarterfinals tournament favorit Michael van Gerwen.
As well in the quarterfinals progressed Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Ronnie Baxter, Andy Hamilton, Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis. Reigning Champion Robert Thornton bowed out against Raymond van Barneveld.

Results, Draw Quarterfinals
Report Round 5



8. June
UK Open - Fourth Round
Both lucky and unlucky person of the fourth round was Wes Newton. He lost a close match to Adrian Lewis 9:8 but threw a Nine-Darter during the match.
In the most thrilling match of the afternoon Kevin Painter defeated Gary Anderson 9:7 having to come from behind. Among the other winners of the fourth round were Andy Hamilton, Robert Thornton, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade.

Results, Draw Fifth Round
Report Round Four



Three times Two

Global Darts this year is again in Bolton for the UK Open.
Topic of the first article is the first evening of the tournament which always is a little bit chaotic...
Three Times Two



UK Open
With Jyhan Artut the last of the German participants was elimated after the third round. He lost 6:9 against Kim Huybrechts.
With the exception of Stephen Bunting, who won 9:3 against Andy Jenkins, all amateur qualifiers are out of the tournament. Most of the top players won their matches though some - like Adrian Lewis against Matthew Dennant - had sind alle Amateur Qualifikanten ausgeschieden. Die to fightt hard. The match of the top ten players between Wes Newton and Simon Whitlock was won by Newton. Upsets: John Bowles win over Paul Nicholson and Ian Whites defeat against Steve West.
Results, Draw Fourth Round



7. June
UK Open
Phil Taylor and James Wade, the two PDC top 10 players who already began their tournament on the first day progresses without problems in the third round.
Taylor had only to win one match against Kevin Dowling while Wade had to win three times. Former World Champions four are still in the tournament.
From the German and Austrian players taking part only Jyhan Artut survived the first evening. dritte Runde ein.
Results, Draw Third Round
Report



5. June
UK Open
Tomorrow in Bolton the UK Open will begin. The Darts Performance Centre gives a preview and reminds us of other UK Open blogs which offer some helpful tips for the grass-root qualifiers.
UK Open 2013 - Preview



Flow
When you are in flow and throw your darts all seems to be easy. But how can one achieve flow and is there anything you yourself can do to get there?
Achieving Flow



4. June
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre after last years Olympic Games in London had some ideas what dart players migth be could lean from the athletes preparations...
Coaching Clinik 15



BDO/WDF Results
Deta Hedman and James Wilson from England are the new Welsh Classic Singles champions. The youth tile was won by Kallium Graham. The men's pairs were won by Robbie Green/Wesley Harms, the ladies pairs by Lorraine Farlam/Anastasia Dobromyslova and the mixed pairs by James Wilson/Rachel Brooks
Winner of the Hungarian Open was Croatian Zdravko Antunovic, the ladies titel was won by Hungarian Veronika Ihasz who defeated German Stefanie Lück in the final.
Overall winner of the Mediterranin Cup were the men's team Turkey White and the ladies team Turkey Red.
The Hellinikon Darts Open were won by John Michael and Giota Sfakioti both from Greece.



PDC Rankings
Due to the various tournamentsd during the last few weeks there were a lot of changes in the PDC rankings especially the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Order of Merit. All rankings were updated and can be found here:
PDC Rankings



3. June
Van Gerwen wins Austrian Darts Open
Michael van Gerwen continues his winning run with the Austrian Darts Open title. For van Gerwen it was already his tenth title of the year and he now is the clear favorit for UK Open which will begin on Thursday.
In the final of the Austrian Darts Open the young Dutch defeated Mervyn King with 6:3. Both finalists couldn't quite keep up the standard of their other matches on Saturday. Van Gerwen had defeated Ronnie Baxter third round, prevailed against Brendan Dolan in the quarterfinals and defeated Colin Lloyd in the semifinals. Mervyn King had progressed with wins against Dave Chisnall, Joe Cullen and Steve Beaton into the final.

Report Final Day



2. June
Austrian Darts Open
After the second round of the Austrian Darts Open Jelle Klaasen is due to his 6:4 win over Tomas Seyler the only European Qualifier still in the tournament. He will today play against James Wade in third round - to be sure not an easy match for him.
There were several unexpected results in second round yesterday: Peter Wright was eliminated by Dennis Smith, Andy Hamilton was whitewashed by Colin Lloyd and Gary Anderson lost 3:6 to his Scottish fellow country man Ross Smith.
Results


17. May
European Darts Open
Today in in Düsseldorf the European Darts Open - the third event of the PDC European Tour 2013 - will begin.
The complete first round will be played in an afternoon and an evening session on two stages today.
Yesterday in Düsseldorf the European and the Host Nation Nationale Qualifier for the tournament took place. By the European Qualifier qualified among others Dutchmen Jerry Hendikrs and Bobby Biemans, Belgian Ronny Huybrechts and Austrian Mensur Suljovic. The four German Qualifiers are Max Hopp, Jyhan Artut, Tomas Seyler and Andree Welge. Those four will all play tonight on the main stage.
The tournament will be streamed live by the PDC.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



Michael van Gerwen wins Premier League
In a thrilling final Michael van Gerwen defeated reigning champion Phil Taylor with 10:8 and got his second PDC Major Title. Van Gerwen had already been throughout the Premier League season the best and most consistent player. In the last leg of the final he had to fear for the title - Taylor had a big chance to draw 9:9. But the young Dutch threw a great 132 bullseye finish for the win.
Before the final two high-class but a little bit onesided semi-finals were played. Phil Taylor defeated Raymond van Barneveld with 8:4, Michael van Gerwen prevailed with the same result against James Wade.
Report Final and Semi-finals



Smith wins title

Michael Smith won the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship title.
He defeated in a final he dominated Ricky Evans on the big stage of the O2 Arena in London 6:1.
Report



16. May
Premier League
Tonight in the O2 Arena in London this years Premier League Play-Offs will be played. In the semi-finals Michael van Gerwen and James Wade and Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will meet. The betting companies see Michael van Gerwen as favorit for the title.
After the semi-finals the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship between Michael Smith and Ricky Evans take place. After that the Premier League final will be played.
Participants, Schedule, Results, Table



Dartoid's World
As in one of the Darts Performance Centre's blogs this week Dartoid's newest column is about numbers - better: one billion.
How much is it and how to illustrate a darts fan???
One Billion Darts



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre previews not only the Play-Off but the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final too which will be played tonight as well. And of course there are betting tips again...
Premier League Play-Offs



14. May
UK Open Schedule
The PDC announced the schedule of the Prelimnary Round and the First and Second Round of the UK Open.
Robbie Green and James Wade will open the first day of the tournament with their Preliminary Round match on main stage.Other matches on main stage will include Ricky Sudale ahainst Richie Burnett and Phil Taylor against Kevin Dowling.
Schedule



Darts Performance Centre
In this blog about the Premier League 2013 the Darts Performance Centre has a look on statistics and plays numbers games.
Dart's - It's a Numbers Game



13. May
Global Darts in Wigan 2

The last UK Open Qualifier again was a day filled with a lot of good darts and a few surprises.
Now I am really looking forward to the UK Open!
UK Open Qualifier 8



DDV Ranking Tournament Iserlohn
Irina Armstrong and Kevin Münch won in Iserlohn the singles titles. Jana Wunderlich won the girls tournament, Manuel Topp the boys competition. The pairs titles were won by pairs Westermann/Jenkins and Kröckel/Backes. The additional singles winners were Karsten Koch and Ivana Skaro.



Scandinavian Circuit
At the weekend in Vääksy in Finland events three and four of the Scandinavian Pro Tour took place.
Finland's Jani Haavisto won the tournament on Saturday, by this replaced Denmark's Per Laursen as top of the SDC Order of Merit and qualified for the European Championship in Mülheim. Sunday's winner was Magnus Caris.
Scandinavian Circuit



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend three tournaments of the PDC Challenge Tour were played in Wigan.
On Saturday Ross Smith and Graham Hall got one win each. On Sunday the Dutch Benito van de Pas was the winner who on Saturday already had reached the final of the first event.
PDC Challenge Tour



10. May
James Wade in Play-Offs
Thanks to a draw against Phil Taylor James Wade secured himself the fourth play-off place and will now play next Thursday in the semif-finals against top of the table Michael van Gerwen. In the second semi-final scond in the table, Raymond van Barneveld, and third of the table, Phil Taylor, will meet.
Before the last League Day of Premier League beside Wade both Simon Whitlock and Robert Thornton had the chance to get into the play-offs. But Robert Thornton lost against Raymond van Barneveld and against Michael van Gerwen and Simon Whitlock lost against van Barneveld and only managed a draw against Adrian Lewis - that was just not enough.
In the only match of the evening which had nothing to do with the play-off battle Adrian Lewis defeated Andy Hamilton mit 7:5, for Lewis a positive end of the season.
Results, Table
Report



UK Open Draw
The PDC now published the draw for the Preliminary Round and the First and Second Round of the UK Open. The draw for all other rounds will take place during the tournament.
For Phil Taylor the tournament will begin in second round against Kevin Dowling. The outstanding match of the first evening probably will be the clash between Robbie Green and James Wade in Preliminary Round.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



9. May
Premier League
The 14. and last League Day of this year's Premier League will be played tonight in Newcastle.
With Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld and reigning champion Phil Taylor three of the four Play-Off participants are already fixed. Fighting for the fourth play in the Play-Offs, which will take place next Thursday in the O2 Arena in London will be James Wade, Robert Thornton and Simon Whitlock. Whitlock and Thornton will as Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis stand twice at the oche while Wade has only one match but that against Phil Taylor.
So that it will stay a gripping evening thoughout the PDC has rescheduled the matches.
Participants, Schedule, Results, Table



8. May
Darts Performance Centre
On the last League Day of Premier League the topics are the battle for positions in the table and the fight for the last Play-Off place. And it is discussed whether already qualified players will still have the desire to win their matches...
Premier League Week 14



Austrian Darts Open
Today the PDC published the schedule of the Austrian Darts Open.
In The afternioon and in the evening session two Host Nation Qualifiers will play on the main stage in Wiener Neustadt. The afternnoon session will be opened by the match between Kevin Painter and Terry Temple on the main stage. In the evening session the first match on the mainstage is the match between Gary Anderson and newcomer John Bowles - the match will be a repeat of a memorable clash during the last PDC World Championship.
All top players will play during the eveneing session on mainstage.
Participants, Schedule



7. May
Global Darts in Wigan
As the last UK Open Qualifiers usually are especially thrilling, I travelled to Wigan to watch them "live".
To be sure it was worth it and I saw a lot of good darts not only from the well-known players!
UK Open Qualifier 7



PDC Rankings updated
Due to the Pro Tour Events over the last few years there were changes PDC rankings. Not much happened in the Order of Merit but in the Pro Tour Order of Merit behind places 1 and 2 (Michael van Gerwen and John Part) a lot was stirred up. After the last two UK Open Qualifiers we now have got the final UK Open Order of Merit.
PDC Rankings
PDC Pro Tour



6. May
Players Championships 1 + 2
Robert Thornton won the first Players Championship 2013 with a 6:0 whitewash over Ronny Huybrechts. In the final Thornton had an imprssive 11 average. The till then convincing playing oder Huybrechts brother was just not able to keep up. In the semi-finals stood Gary Anderson and Kim Huybrechts.
The second Players Championship on Sunday was won by Michael van Gerwen. He defeated in the final Stuart Kellett 6:1. The semi-finals reached Dennis Smith and Phil Taylor.
Participants, Results



Austrian Darts Open
Under the Qualifiers for the fourth event of the European Tour are Steve Beaton, Kevin McDine and Dennis Smith who is at the moment quite successfull on the PDC Pro Tour. The UK Qualifier was played last Friday in Wigan.
As well at the weekend in Wigan the draw for the first round of the tournament took place which will be played end of May/beginning of June in Wiener Neustadt. The Host Nation Qualifier and the European Qualifier will take place on the day before the tournament begins in Wiener Neustadt. stattfinden.
Participants, Draw First Round



3. May
Pro Tour Weekend, Wigan
This weekend again again a Pro Tour weekend takes place in Wigan - the first two Players Championships 2013 will be played. Contrary to the UK Open Qualifiers only Tour Card holders can take part in the Players Championships. Thus the number of participants is limited to 128. Should not all 128 Tour Card holders register free places are filled with players who took part in Qualifying School but didn't manage to get a Tour Card.
As last weekend the weekend again begins already tonight with the UK Qualifier for the fourth event of the European Tour, the Austrian Darts Open, which will be played end of May-beginning of June in Wiener Neustadt. 83 players registered.
Participants, Results



Premier League Week 13
After the 13. League Day of Premier League three of the play-off places are taken. Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld won their matches against Andy Hamilton, Robert Thornton and Adrian Lewis and secured their places in the top four.
James Wade lost both matches against Simon Whitlock and Andy Hamilton, but at the moment still is on fourth place of the table. Robert Thornton is only one point behind and Simon Whitlock two points - both will play two matches on the last league day and can bump James Wade who has only one match against Phil Taylor. Hamilton is after only one win out of his two matches yesterday out of the hunt.
Results, Table
Report Thirteenth League Day



2. May
European Darts Open
After the frist round draw the PDC today published the detailed schedule of the first and second round.All host nation qualifiers will play their first round matches on Friday during the evening session on the main stage. Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor and World Champion Adrian Lewis will play there as well during the first evening.
The tournament will be opened on Friday afternoon with the match between Dave Chisnall and Chris Aubrey on the main stage and the match between Wayne Jones and one of the European Qualifiers on the second stage.
The crowd this time for the first time can follow the matches on the second board live as well though only as many fans as the seize of the room allows.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Round



Premier League
On the second last League Day Premier League comes to Liverpool.
Five matches are on the schedule, James Wade and Andy Hamilton both have to play two matches. For Hamilton it is the last chance to progress into the play-offs. But his two opponents are Michael van Gerwen and James Wade. Wade will try to assert his fourth place in the league table - beside Hamilton he'll play Simon Whitlock, who's bound and determined to reach the play-offs. Wade's direct chaser Robert Thornton will play Phil Taylor. Third of the table Raymond van Barneveld will meet last of the table Adrian Lewis.
Schedule, Results, Table



Darts Performance Centre
Last week Paul Gillings couldn't follow Premier League live. But he found out that match analysis is much easier when you know the outcome ...
Premier League Week 13



1. May
UK Open
After the Pro Tour weekend and with all Speedy Hire Qualifiers played all participants of this years UK Open are known.The tournament will be played from 6. - 9. June in Bolton.
Due to the big number of participants in the qualifiers it was especially hard this year to qualify for the tournament. Thus even Phil Taylor will enter the tournament already in second round because he didn't manage to play himself under the Top 32 of UK Open Order of Merit. James Wade is one of the top players who enters the tournament in first round. Dennis Ovens who still suffers under should problems in his throwing arm didn't manage to qualify at all.
Participants, Schedule



European Darts Open
In Wigan the draw for the European Darts Open took place, which will be played from 17. - 19. May in Düsseldorf.
Both the host nation qualifier and the European qualifier will played on 16. May.
Participants, Draw first round



WDF/BDO Results
Deta Hedman won both the Polish Open and the on the following day played Polish Masters, her opponents in the finals were Donna Rainsley from England and Irina Armstrong from Germany. Paul Jennings won the Polish Open and Darryl Fitton the Polish Masters against their Dutch opponents Jeffrey de Graaf and Jan Dekker.
Joshua McCarthy from England won both boy's titles, while the Russians Anastasia Klockek and Lidia Koltsova were the winners of the girl's tournaments.
Winner of the New Zealand North Island Masters were Jonathan Slicock and Pilly Luke.


The World
At the weekend the first tournament of the World E-Darts tournament series was played in Hong Kong.
Winner was Ronald Briones from the Philippines who defeated in the final Japanese Takehiro Suzuki. Anmerican Scott Kirchner and Paul Lim's son Harith Lim stood in the semi-finals.
Tournament Information



Pro Tour Weekend Wigan
Kim Huybrechts was the winner of the 7. UK Open Qualifier, which was played last weekend in Wigan. Huybrechts defeated in the final Canadian John Part with 6:3. For Huybrechts it was his first Pro Tour title. The semi-finals reached Ross Smith and Gary Anderson.
The last qualifier for the UK Open which will take place in June again was won by Michael van Gerwen. He defeated in the final a slightly tired looking Mervyn King 6:0. For van Gerwen it was already his fifth Pro Tour win this year. The semifinalists on Sunday were Adrian Lewis and the Scottish newcomer Jason Hogg.
Participants, Results



UK Qualifier European Tour 3
The Pro Tour weekend in Wigan started with the UK Qualifier for the third tournament of the European Tour, which will be played in May in Düsseldorf. Two nine-darters were thrown and both players, Prakash Jiwa and Adam Hun,t managed to qualify for the European Darts Open. Among the 20 UK Qualifiers is former World Champion Steve Beaton.
Participants, Results



27. April
Pro Tour Weekend
This weekend in Wigan the last two UK Open Qualifiers will be played. Again the number of participants is high. Raymond van Barneveld will not play in Wigan but he is already qualified. Phil Taylor will be among the participants.
The weekend already starts tonight with the qualifier for the 3. tournament of the European Tour, the European Darts Open in Düsseldorf.
Participants, Results



Premier League
Birthday boy Michael van Gerwen didn't get a present from Simon Whitlock - the Australian defeated him 7:5. In his second match Whitlock played Phil Taylor and was defeated 7:4. Taylor won his second match of the evening as well with 7:2 against Adrian Lewis. Taylor now sits behind Michael van Gerwen on the second place of the table followed by Raymond van Barneveld with 17 points as well but the better leg difference. The Dutchman celebrated a clear 7:2 win over James Wade which brought him two more points.
Like Taylor Robert Thornton won twice in Birmingham - he defeated Andy Hamilton and Adrian Lewis. Lewis is after those two defeats definitely out of the Play-Offs and Andy Hamilton with his two defeats has only a very small chance to reach them.
Report 12. League Day



Darts Performance Centre sponsert Spieler
For some time already the Darts Performance Centre searched for a player to sponsor. As was published yesterday now he was found: John "The Bulldog" Bowles.
Premise of course was that the player is open for the ideas of the Darts Performance Centres.



The World
Next Sunday "The World", the dartslive Softdart tournament, starts into the third season.
Among the participants are a lot of players from Asia players from the UK , the USA, Canada, Australia and several European Countries among those Boris Krcmar and Kurt van de Riijk, who are known from PDC tournaments.
Tournament Information



25. April
Premier League
For the twelfth League Day Premier Legaue today travels to Birmingham. Again six matches will be played and four of the players have to play two matches each: Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock and Robert Thornton. Michael von Gerwen, who celebrates his birthday today - as does Eric Bristow by the way -, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade, who at the moment together with Phil Taylor sit on the play-off places all have only one match. Andy Hamilton - at the moment on sixth place in the table - has only one match as well. He will play against Robert Thornton.
Schedule, Results, Table



UK Open
Yesterday in Alexandra Palace in London the last of four Speedy Hire Qualifiers took place. Austrian Maik Langendorf caused a small sensation - he is among the eight players who managed to qualify for the tournament.
UK Open



24. April
Darts Performance Centre
In the preview this week once again the problem "two matches on the same evening" is addressed. Beside we get an answer to the question how many points will be needed to get into the play-offs and of course we again find some tips...
Premier League Week 12



23. April
UK Open
On Monday in Wolverhampton the third Speedy Hire Qualifier for the UK Open took place. Among the eight players who managed to qualify is BDO Top player Robbie Green.
The former BDO World Champion Keith Deller took part as well but failed to qualify.
UK Open



In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 7

Adam "Thorn" Smith still is on St. Thomas. He even manahes it ro get to the best known Dart Bar of the island but he's not enough time to even throw a single dart!
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 7



Richard Ashdown successor of Martin Fitzmaurice

The BDO accepted Martin Firtmaurice' resignation who was desposed from all BDO Office. Richard Ashdown - known as "Little Richard" - was appointed as successor and is now the official MC and caller of the BDO.



22. April
Bull's German Open
Both last year's singles winners - Geert de Vos and Deta Hedman - defended this year their German Open titles. Beside Deta Hedman together with Trina Gulliver for the fourth time won the ladies pairs. They defeated in the final German pair Heike Jenkins/Marlene Westerman - the best placement for German players in the tournament. Best men's pair were the Dutch Wesley Harms and Jeffrey de Graaf.
Winners of the Youth tournaments were Dutchman Jeffrey de Zwaan and Casey Gallagher from England. Both additional tournaments on Saturday were won by players from Bochum - Robin Tuchel and Kevin Münch.
Bull's German Open



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend three more tournaments of the PDC Challenge Tour were played in Wigan. On Saturday Adam Hunt was the outstanding player - he won the first tournament and reached the semi-finals of the second. which was won by Welshman Jamie Lewis. Winner of Sunday's tournament was Ross Smith.
PDC Challenge Tour



19. April
Bull's German Open
At the weekend in Bochum the Bull's German Open will be played. 843 men, 166 ladies, 102 boys and 32 girls have registered among them Scott Waites, Trina Gulliver, Geert de Vos, the reigning champion, and Deta Hedman.



Premier League - 11. League Day
Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen were the big winners of the 11. League Day of Premier League. While van Gerwen as last week with wins against Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis got four points and heads the table with 20 points, Phil Taylor is after a win against Andy Hamilton and a draw against Raymond van Barneveld back on a Play-Off place.
Other winners of the evening were James Wade - against Robert Thornton - and Simon Whitlock - against Andy Hamilton. James Wade is on the second place of the table, Simon Whitlock still fights for a place in the play-offs.
Report eleventh league day



18. April
Premier League
Tonight in Dublin the 11. League Day of Premier League will be played and four of the players have to play two matches. Among those is Phil Taylor who still has to fight for a place in the play-offs. Taylor will meet in the first match of the evening Andy Hamilton and later clash with Raymond van Barneveld who in his first match before will play against Michael van Gerwen. Van Gerwen has to play for the second time two matches - he'll play Adrian Lewis as well. Andy Hamilton in his second match meets Simon Whitlock.
In the other match of the evening Robert Thornton and James Wade will meet.
Schedule, Results, Table



UK Open
Yesterday in Manchester the second Speedy Hire Qualifier for the UK Open in Bolton took place and another eight players qualified for the tournament.
Most prominent qualifier is BDO player Stephen Bunting, Anastasia Dobromyslova's husband Tony Martin qualified as well while the BDO World Champion herself didn't manage.
UK Open



European Tour Event 3
As the PDC announced for the next European Tour Event - the European Darts Open - all Top 32 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit registered including Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld.
The European Darts Open will be played from 17. - 19. May in Düsseldorf. On 26. April the UK Qualifier will take place, on 16. May the European Qualifier and the Host Nation Qualifier. Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



17. April
Darts Performance Centre
On the 11. League Day four players will have to play twice. Last week Michael van Gerwen showed that it is possible to win both matches...
Premier League Week 11



Martin Fitzmaurice resigned
Martin Fitzmaurice - longtime caller and MC of the BDO - has resigned. Fitzmaurice already many a time came under fire because of his racial slur and after his racial comments during the BDO British Internationals again hit the headlines. As a result 73 year old Fitzmaurice who for many years left his imprint on the BDO World Championship draw the consequences.
Whether the BDO will take any further actions is not yet known.
Martin Fitzmaurice



16. April
Donny Joe is back
In his new blog why we t hear from him for such a long time and why he had not really much time to play darts last year.
The good news: 2013 he'll change both!

Musings: Life On The Road and New Technique




UK Open
Yesterday in Glasgow the first of four Speedy Hire qualifiers for the UK Open was played. Till 24. April three more will follow - each a chance for eight more players to qualify. Among yesterday's qualifiers were BDO players Gary Stone and Andy Boulton.

UK Open



15. April
Pro Tour Weekend Wigan
Simon Whitlock won the fifth UK Open qualifier on Saturday in Wigan. He defeated in the final Michael van Gerwen 6:1. In the semi-finals stood Gary Anderson and Peter Wright.
On Sunday Michael van Gerwen for the fourth time this season won an UK Open qualifier - he prevailed 6:5 against Kim Huybrechts. The semi-finals reached Michael Smith and John Bowles.
Participants, Results



PDC Ranking
Due to the two UK Open qualifiers at the weekend in wigan there were again changes in the PDC rankings mostly in the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the UK Open Order of Merit.
PDC Rankings



12. April
UK Open Qualifier 5 + 6
At the weekend in Wigan the UK Open Qualifiers 5 + 6 will be played. Again for both tournaments more then 220 players have registered. While Raymond van Barneveld will not play in Wigan Phil Taylor will be among the participants.



Premier League - Tenth League Day
Michael van Gerwen was the big winner of the 10. Premier League Day - he defeated both reigning champion Phil Taylor and in the last match of the evening James Wade. With 16 points he's top of the table.
James Wade in his first macth of the evening had defeated Adrian Lewis who's now bottom of the table as Simon Whitlock got two points with a win over Robdert Thornton. Raymond van Barneveld won a difficult match against Andy Hamilton and is behind James Wade and as Wade with 14 points on place three in the table. After his defeat Phil Taylor still is not under the top four.
Report Tenth League Day



11. April
Premier League
Tonight the Premier League will go on in Sheffield with eight players and five matches. James Wade and Michael van Gerwen both have to play two matches and will meet in the last match of the evening. Wade will before play against Adrian Lewis while van Gerwen will play against Phil Taylor who is this year far less dominant in Premier League as in the years before and sits on fifth place in the league table. Despite another defeat last week Lewis managed to avoid relegation as all other might be eliminated players lost their matches as well. Simon Whitlock - one of those too - will play against strong Robert Thornton tonight and Raymond van Barneveld will play against Andy Hamilton.
Schedule, Results, Table



Marshal Wade
James Wade plays a strong Premier League this year.
Unicorn's Uniboffin examins him in a technique spotlight.
Marshal Wade



Denmark Open
Dutch Jeffrey de Graaf won the men's singles of this years Denmak Open - he defeated fellow country man Jan Dekker in the final. The ladies title won Dutch Aileen de Graff - she defeated Fallon Sherrock from England.
The youth titles were won by players from Denmark: Daniel Tyge Thybol and Sofie Jahn Bendorff.



10. April
Darts Performance Centre
Premier League will now go on with another format toward the Play-Offs. But the blog looks back to last week as well especially to Wes Newton's problems.
Premier League Week 10



Interview with Paul Lim

Paul Lim is some kind of a "global" darts player and a "global legend" as well. Though almost 60 by now he still plays a lot of tournaments around the world. We could watch him during the PDC World Championship 2013 and last weekend during the superdarts 2013 where he stood in the semi-finals.
To the Interview




9. April
Darts Performance Centre
A member of the Darts Performance Centres tries to find out which would be his ideal flight/stem combination. Here he tells us about his experience with different flights:
Flights Experiment



Bull's Super League Darts
At the weekend the second tournament weekend of Bull's Super League Darts Germany was played. Beside Bull's Super League Darts Eastern started into the first season.
Updated ranking of Ranking BSLD Germany:
BSLD Germany

Informations BSDL Eastern:
BSLD Eastern




More Who is Who Additions

Added were:Sharon Prins, Mohd Latif Sapup, Wayne Warren, Dave Prins, Gary Stone and James Wilson.




8. April
Results
The Super-Darts tournament 2013 was won by American Scott Kirchner who defeated his fellow country man Benjamin Dersch in the final. Paul Lim and Lourence Ilagan reached the semi-finals. Colin Lloyd lost his first match, Mark Wbester was defeated in a close quarterfinal by Benjamin Dersch.
Winner of the New World Darts Series tournament in Las Vegas was Darin Young.
Both the English ladies team and the English men's team were the winners of the British Internationals.



Premier League - Schedule
The PDC now announced the schedule for the remaining Premier League Days.
On League Days 11, 12 and 14 six matches each will be played and on League Days 10 and 13 fife matches each.
Schedule



5. April
Darts at the weekend
This weekend a lot of darts can be followed!
Tonight in Scotland the British Internationals begin in which teams from England, Scotland and Wales will play. The tournament will be streamed live:Live Stream.
On Saturday and Sunday the second weekend of the Bulls Super League Germany will take place in Rodgau without stream but with some kind of a live ticker on the PDC Europe homepage: Live Ticker.
Today as well in Las Vegas the second tournament of the Las Vegas New World Darts Series will begin - the main event on Sunday is part of the PDC North American Championship Tour 2013 and more than 140 players will take part among those John Part. It could be there'll be a live stream.

On Sunday in Hong Kong the Superdarts 2013 will take place - a tournament to which 16 players were invited by Dartslive, players from France, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, the USA and England - Colin Lloyd and Mark Webster,both probably not really experienced soft-dart players. The tournament will be streamed live.



Newton and Anderson relegated
All four players involved in the battle against relegation yesterday lost their matches. So nothing changed in the table and Gary Anderson and Wes Newton as bottom of the table were elimated from the tournament while Adrian Lewis and Simon Whitlock survived.
The only match not involved in relegation was won by Robert Thornton who defeated Phil Taylor 7:4 and now sits on fourth place in the table before Phil Taylor.Head of the table are Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade all with 12 points.
Next week Premier League will go on with eight players and six matches.
Report Ninth League Day



4. April
Focus and Flow
You can always hear how important Focus and Flow are in sport. But what excactly is it - flow?
Focus and Flow



Premier League - Judgement Night
Tonight Premier League travels for the ninth league day to Brighton.
Of course the battle against relegation will be in the centre of attention. Today it will be decided who are the two players eliminated from the tournament At the moment Gary Anderson and Wes Newton are on the last two places of the table but Simon Whitlock is not really far away and even Adrian Lewis' seven points might be not enough to stay in the league.
All other players will try to get into a good position for the play-offs.
Results, Table



3. April
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 6

Though no longer directly in the catchment area of the hurricane it still forces changes in the course. But the passengers decide to enjoy themselves nevertheless.
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 6



Darts Performance Centre
In the centre of the preview on the ninth Premier League Day of course is the battle against relegation. But the Play-Offs are not far either and so none of the matches of the night will be "unimportant"...
Premier League Week 9



PDC Rankings
Of course after the second event of the European Tour both the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit changed. Michael van Gerwen now displaced Adrian Lewis as number 2 of the world.
Beside we've got the first European Order of Merit for this year.
PDC Rankings



2. April
Wes Newton wins European Darts Trophy
With a close 6:5 win against Paul Nicholson Wes Newton got the till now biggest win of his career.
The final was a tight battle in which none of the players could to really get a crucial advantage - even the last leg was head to head throughout. Both players missed matchdarts but Newton returned to the oche first and kept his nerve to hit the double.
In the semi-finals Newton had defeated Mensur Suljovic, Paul Nicholson eliminated Michael van Gerwen from the tournament. The third round and the quarterfinals were played yesterday as well.
Results
Report Third Round
Report Quarterfinals - Final



31. March
European Darts Trophy - Second Round, Evening
Paul Nicholson was one of the players of the evening session who thanks to a comeback reached the third round of the tournament. Nicholson already was 1:5 behind against Colin Loyd but then won the last five legs of the match for a 6:5 win. Exactly the same managed Jamie Robinson against Brendan Dolan - he was 1:5 behind as well and then won five legs in a row to to progress to the third round.
Michael van Gerwen, Dean Winstanley, John Part, Justin Pipe, Wes Newton and Nick Fulwell won through into the next round as well which will be played tomorrow afternoon.
The last German player in the tournament - Max Hopp - was defeated 3:6 by Dean Winstanley.
Results, Schedule third round



European Darts Trophy - Second Round, Afternoon
Mensur Suljovic only averaged 75.05 - much less then his opponent Michael Smith but won the match nevertheless with 6:4 and will now meet Andy Smith in third round. In most other matches of the afternoon the Top 32 players prevailed. The exception was Terry Jenkins who lost 4:6 to Terry Temple.



European Darts Trophy - First Round, Evening
Most impressive player of the evening session was John Part who defeated Vincent van der Voort 6:1 and had an average of over 108. He will now play in the second round on Sunday evening against Robert Thornton. The World number 3 Michael van Gerwen had no problems at all in his first round encounter with European qualifier Leo Hendriks and progressed with a 6:1 win to the second round where he'll meet Darren Webster.
Beside Max Hopp who defeated Croatian Dragutin Horvath 6:1 ausschaltete all German participants were eliminated during the evening. Max Hopp will play against Dean Winstanley in round two.



30. March
European Darts Trophy - First Round Afternoon
The afternoon session of the first day didn't bring many surprising results only Richie Butnett and Steve Beaton were already elimated from the tournament by UK Qualifiers.
None of the German players played in the afternoon session. From the European qualifiers who had to play in the afternoon only Austrian Mensur Suljovic survived the first round.
Results



European Darts Trophy
Today in Sindelfingen the European Darts Trophy begins with the matches of the first round in an afternoon - and an evening session. Both times matches are played on a main stage and a second stage. The tournament will not be televised nor streamed on the internet. But one can follow the matches via Live Scores on the PDC homepage: Live Scores.
Participants, Schedule



Qualifiers European Darts Trophy
Yesterday evening in Sindelfingen the European Qualifier and the Home Nation Qualifier for the European Darts Trophy were played.
By the Home Nation Qualifier Michael Kiebel, Tomas Seyler, Max Hopp, Mario Gaisbauer and Jyhan Artut qualified for the tournament. Among the Qualfiern were beside others Mensur Suljovic, Co SDtompe and Ronny Huybrechts.



29. March
Withdrawals European Darts Trophy
After yesterday's Premier League day to players withdraw from the tomorrow in Sindelfingen starting European Darts Trophy - the second event of the European Tour. James Wade withdraw due to illness - he's got the flu. Simon Whitlock prefers to concentrate on the next Premier League Day to avoid elimination from the tournament.
The two places will be filled with a European Qualifier and a Home Nation Qualifier. Both qualifiers will be played tonight in Sindelfingen.
Updated Schedule, Participants



Premier League - Eighth League Day
After the eighth league day of Premier League fight against relegation is still not decided. Wes Newton defeated Gary Anderson whose double trouble develops slowly into a nightmare and switched places with him. Both now sit with 5 points each on the relegation places. Adrian Lewis won against Andy Hamilton, has got now 7 points and sits on place seven but still can't be sure he's safe. Simon Whitlock lost 1:7 to a sensationally playing Robert Thornton and is eighth of the table with just 6 points - that could be not enough to avoid relegation.
There are four players with 10 points each now at the top of the table. Phil Taylor deafeated Raymond van Barneveld and is on first place. Michael van Gerwen lost to James Wade and is now second while James Wade is third and Raymond van Barneveld is fourth.
Report



28. March
Darts Performance Centre
And yet again a preview of the eight league day of Premier League...
But its a preview without predictions - who really can predict anything when Premier League comes to Glasgow?
Premier League Week 8



Premier League
Tonight Premier League comes to Glasgow.
Only two league days till relegation. One of the players on a relegation place at the moment is Scotsman Gary Anderson. To be sure he'll have the crowd behind him in Glasgow - he will play last of the table Wes Newton. The second Scottish player - Robert Thornton - will meet the till now not convincing Simon Whitlock. Adrian Lewis - still not far away from relegation - will play Andy Hamilton. Head of the table Michael van Gerwen will stand with James Wade at the oche. And then of course we'll have once again the always interesting clash bewtween Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld. at the oche.
Results, Table



27. March
Darts Performance Centre
Instead of a preview to tomorrow's Premier League we this time hear in the Darts Performance Centre Blog about a cooperation to support young players and to help them up the darts career ladder.
The Youth of Today!



And some more players...

A few more players were added to the Who is Who - now I am hopefully finished soon...
Paul Lim, Robert Marijanovic, Nam Leung Chun und Charl Pieterson.



PDC Rankings
Due to the UK Open Qualifier 3 and 4 there were some changes in the PDC Rankings.
Beside after the Challenge Tour Weekend we've got the first PDC Challenge Tour Order of Merit 2013.
PDC Rankings



25. March
PDC Challenge Tour 3
On Sunday the third event of the Challenge Tour was the closure of the youth tournament weekend.
Winner was the 19 years old Welshman Kurt Parry, who for the first time won a PDC Youth Event. Parry who had thrown druing the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship on Friday a nine-darter defeated Daniel Day in the final who stood in both events on Saturday in the semi-finals.
Challenge Tour


PDC Challenge Tour 1 + 2
On Saturday the first two Challenge Tour events were played and under the participants were the international youth players who had come to Barnsley to take part in the World Youth Championship. Saturdays events were dominant be the young Austrian Rowby John Rodriguez who won the first event and only just lost the final of the second tournament to Josh Payne.


PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
In the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Champiuonship 2013 Ricky Evans and Michael Smith will stand at the oche.
The World Youth Championship was played last Friday in Barnsley with 64 participants. The final between Evans and Smith - who defeated in the semifinals Arron Monk and Adam Hunt - will take palce on 16. May during the Premier League Play-Offs in the O2 Arena in London.
Both Michael Smith als auch Kurt Parry threw a nine-darter druing the tournament. Reigning Champion James Hubbard was already elimated first round by Matthew Dicken.
Participants, Results



22. March
Additions Who is Who

Some more players were added:Richie George, Daryl Gurney, Jani Haavisto, Max Hopp, Dave Harrington und Jarkko Komula.




Premier League - Seventh League Day
Phil Taylor was one of the winners of the seventh Premier League Day. After losing the last two league days he yesterday could celebrate a 7:2 win over Wes Newton and now is on place three of the league table.
Even clearer was Michael van Gerwen's win - he defeated Gary Anderson 7:1 and moved due to the leg difference up to the first place before his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld. Van Barnveld got in the last match of the evening a draw against James Wade.Wade now sits on place four of the table.
Adrian Lewis managed with his second win of the season against Robert Thornton to move a little bit clear of the bottom of the table, while Wes Newton and Gary Anderson are now on the relegation places. But Lewis and Anderson both have five points. Andy Hamilton won his match against Simon Whitlock.
Premier League 2013 - Seventh League Day, Cardiff



21. March
Premier League
Today Premier League travels for the seventh league day to Cardiff.
The two players on the relegation places have difficult matches: Wes Newton plays against Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis will play Robert Thornton who won a Pro Tour Event at the weekend. The two players on top of the table, Raymond van Barneveld und Michael van Gerwen, will play against James Wade and Gary Anderson. In the first match of the evening Andy Hamilton and Simon Whitlock will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results, Table



European Tour 2
The PDC now announced the detailed schedule of the European Darts Trophy.
All German participants who will not be known till after the Qualifier on 29. March will play their first round matches on Saturday evening on the Main Stage.
Participants, Schedule



20. March
Darts Performance Centre

The last league day left some marks - both with the crowd and with the players...
Premier League 2013 - Seventh League Day, Cardiff



Tournament Calender 2013
The tournament calender was amended by several new dates among those the events of the PDC North American Championship Tour nad a lot of international tournaments.
Tournament Calendar



19. March
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 5 5

Adam "Thorn" Smith cruise still follows the hurricane. Everywhere where the passengers go ashore the can see the damage. But luckily it's not as bad as they feared...
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 5



Mariflex Open
Stephen Bunting and Deta Hedmann are the winners of this year's Mariflex Open. Stephen Bunting defeated in the men's final Belgian Geert de Vos mit 3:0, Deta Hedmann won 2:1 against fellow country woman Rachel Brooks.
The Youth's titles got Casey Gallagher and Coline Roelofs.
Deta Hedman together with Fallon Sherrock won the Ladies Pairs and together with Robbie Green the Mixed Pairs as well. The Men's Pairs were won by the Dutch double Wesley Harms/Jeffrey de Graaf.



18. March
PDC North American Championship Tour
The PDC today announced the details of the PDC North American Championship Tour 2013 (North American Pro Tour).
The Tour this year will consist of eight NACT tournaments, last year it had been only three. Beside two tournaments of the New World Darts Series will count for the North American Order of Merit as well. So this year dartplayers from North America can play much more events to qualify for the PDC World Championship. Price money for the tournament winners is slighlty higher this year.
PDC North American Championship Tour



DDV Ranking tournament, Karlsruhe
At the weekend in Karlsruhe a DDV ranking tournament was played. Winner of the men's singles was Kevin Münch. Ladies singles were won by Anne-Marie Scherer. Lisa Dern won the girl's singles and Henrik Dane the boy's tournament. On Sunday additional singles and the doubles tournaments were played. Ladies pairs were won by Jenkins/Westermann, men's pairs by Rice/Kunze. The additional singles winners were Stefanie Luck and Alexander Tauber.



Pro Tour Weekend, Wigan
Michael van Gerwen was the winner of the third UK Open Qualifier as well. He defeated in the final Michael Smith. The semi-finals reached Robert Thornton and Peter Wright. During the tournament both Gary Anderson and Andy Hamilton - who celebrated his birthday on the day - a nine-darter.
The fourth qualifier was won by Robert Thornton who defeated Jamie Caven in the final. Robert Thornton won in the semi-finals against Saturday's winner Michael van Gerwen and Jamie Caven prevailed against Gary Anderson.
Participants, Results



European Tour 2
After the UK Qualifier for the second European Tour event 2013 on Friday the draw for the first round took place.
Among the players who qualified is the winner of the first event John Part.
The European Qualifier and the Home Nation Qualifier will be played on the Friday before the tournament in Sindelfingen.
Participants, Schedule, Draw first round



BDO Torremolinos Open
At the weekend the BDO Torremolinos Open took place. The men's title got Phill Butler from Spain. Anneke Kuijten from the Netherlands won the ladies title. Men's douubles were won by Goodin/Stockton from France, the ladies title by Readhead/Collins from Istria.



15. March
Pro Tour Weekend, Wigan
This wekend in Wigan the UK Open Qualifier 3 and 4 take place. Again over 200 players including Phil Taylor registered.
The Pro Tour weekend already starts tonight with the UK Qualifier for the second European Tour event which will be played in Sindelfingen at Easter.
Participants, Results



Premier League - Sixth League Day
After Andy Hamilton had defeated Phil Taylor already last weekend during the UK Masters he yesterday could celebrate another clear win over the reigning Premier League Champion who couldn't convince.
First of the table Raymond van Barneveld got a draw against a once again strong playing Robert Thornton. Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis played 6:6 as well while Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen both won two more points each.
Wes Newton and Adrian Lewis still sit on the relegation places at the end of the table. Simon Whitlock switched with Gary Anderson and now sits on place seven. Raymond van Barneveld still heads the league table followed by Michael van Gerwen. At the moment Phil Taylor wouldn't be in the play-offs.
As last week Sammi Marsh and Daniella Allfree were the walk-on girls of the evening.
Report Sixth League Day
Participants, Schedule, Results, Table



14. März
Premier League
Today Premier League travels to Manchester, the Manchester Arena is not sold out.
With each league day relegation comes closer and the pressure on the players at the end of the league table - at the moment Adrian Lewis and Wes Newton - grows. Adrian Lewis today will play G Robert Thorntonary Anderson who defeated Phil Taylor last week. Wes Newton will play Michael van Gerwen who as Phil Taylor last week for the first time lost a match.
Phil Taylor will play Andy Hamilton who eliminated him last weekend from the UK Masters, Top of the table Raymond van Barnveld meets and Simon Whitlock, who managed last week to break away from the end of the table, plays against James Wade.
Participants, Schedule, Results, Table



13. March
180! Fascinating Darts Facts

That is the title of Patrick Chaplin's newest book which was published end of last year.
I didn't count whether it really were 180 facts but enjoyed reading the entertaining and informative book.
180! Fascinating Darts Facts





Darts Performance Centre
The preview of the sixth league day of Premier League among others takes up the discussion how many points will be necessary to avoid relegation...
Premier League 2013 - Sixth League Day, Manchester



12. March
BDO/WDF Results
Winner of the 23. Isle of Man Open, which was played last weekend, were Stephen Bunting and Anastasia Dobromyslova. Under the participants was Andy Fordham, who tries a comeback. He after all reached the board final.
Winner of the Greater Vancouver Open in Canada were Dion Laviolette andd Mandy Fleck. For Laviolette it was the second successive win. On the weekend befoire he was the winner of the Halifax Open. There the women's tournament was won by Cindy Hayhurst.
The Australian West Coast Classic were won by Shane O'Connor and Lorraine Burn.
The Trakai Castle Cup in Lithunia was won by Arunas Ciplys and Vilma Armaliene.



PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship
By now the field of participants for the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship is complete.
The last player to qualify was Austrian Rowby John Rodriguez.
The Youth World Championship will take place on 22. March in Barnsley, 64 young players will take part. It will be played down to the final. The final then will be played during the Premier League Play Offs on 16. May on the stage of the O2 Arena in London and it will be televised.
Participants



European Tour 2
The PDC now announced the seeded players for the second event of the European Tour - the European Darts Trophy. As out of the Top 32 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit five players will not take part - Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson and Wayne Jones - for them Arron Monk, Joe Cullen, Dean Winstanley, Darren Webster and Scott Rand moved up.
For the participation in the European Darts Trophy in Sindelfingen over Easter the Pro Tour Order of Merit standings from 5. March are liable, John Part and Stuart Kellett have to qualifiy by the UK Qualifier which will be played on 15. March in Wigan.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Ranking
By the results of the UK Masters both the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were changed.
John Part now tops the Pro Tour Order of Merit and moved up in the Order of Merit to place 21. Stuart Kellett moved up from rank 63 to rank 53 in the Order of Merit and is third in the Pro Tour Order of Merit. James Wade and Michael van Gerwen again switched places in the Order of Merit - Wade is again Nr.3 of the world.
PDC Rankings



11. March
John Part wins UK Masters
Three times Canadian World Champion John Part for the first time for over 18 months won a PDC ranking title. On his way to the final he defeated Kim Huybrechts, Gary Anderson, Mensur Suljovic, Simon Whitlock and Adrian Lewis.
In the final he met Stuart Kellett, who for the first time reached a PDC final and beat him 6:4. Kellett won in the semi-finals against Andy Hamilton wo had eliminated the round before Phil Taylor from the tournament
Report Third Round
Report Quarterfinals to Final
Participants, Schedule, Results



10. March
UK Masters - Second Day
On the second day of the UK Masters the second round was played in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
From the players taking part in this year's Premier League only Wes Newton and Gary Anderson were elimanated from the tournament. Wes Newton lost to Mark Webster, Gary Anderson to John Part. The other eight Premier League players progressed into third round. Other players reaching the third round were Richie Burnett, Mensur Suljovic, Arron Monk, Stuart Kellett, Ronnie Baxter, who had the highest average of the day with over 112, and Dave Chisnall.
Report
Participants, Schedule, Results



9. March
UK Masters - First Day
In the afternoon session on the first day of the UK Masters a lot of seeded players were already elimated from the tournament while ind the evening with the exeption of Steve Beaton all seeded players progressed among those all Premier League players. Adrian Lewis had the toughest game and only won just so 6:5 against Dave Honey.
The highest average of the day had Scotsman Robert Thornton with 106 in his 6:0 over fellow country man John Henderson.
Report
Participants, Schedule, Results



8. March
European Tour 2013
This weekend in Minehead in England the first tournament of the European Tour 2013 will be played - the UK Masters.
It is the first tournament of the European Tour which takes place in England. As the other tournaments of the tournament series it will neither be televised nor streamed.
This afternoon the tournament will be opened by the match between Vincent van der Voort and Tony West on the main stage. All Premier League players will play tonight in the evening session.



Premier League - Fifth League Day in Nottingham
The fifth League Day in Nottingham whirled the league table all over the place.
Raymond van Barneveld after his 7:5 over Andy Hamilton with now four wins heads the table followed by James Wade who celebrated a convincing 7:1 win against Robert Thornton.
Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen both conceded their first defeats of the season der Saison just against the till now out of form Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis. For Lewis it were the first two points on his account.
In the "relegation match" between Wes Newton and Simoin Whitlock first Newton dominated but Whitlock managed to turn the match around and win it 7:5. With four points he now sits on place eight of the table.
Report fifth League Day



7. March
Premier League
On the fifth League Day Premier League arrives in Nottingham.
Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen who are head of the table are the clear favourites in their matches against Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis. Neither Anderson nor Lewis is in form at the moment.
The other three matches of the evening are more difficult to predict. The clash between Robert Thornton, fourth of the league tabel, and James Wade who's one place behind, could be interesting. Might be the relegation match between Wes Newton and Simon Whitlock will develop into a thrilling nmatch too.
Table, Schedule, Results



Darts Performance Centre
In the preview for the fifth league day of Premier League we again hear about Adrian Lewis' darting woes and get a might be answer why Phil Taylor thinks he could even get better using his new darts.
Premier League 2013 - Fifth League Day, Nottingham



5. March
Topic Dartitis
The today published article first appeared in the American BEN.
From the point of view of a person affected, who managed to heal himself, ideas are offered how come to grips with the problem and to get rid of it.
Dartitis can be cured!



Super League Darts
All participants in the Bull's Super League Darts Eastern are known. At the weekend several qualifiers were played to fill the last seven places. Qualified are Rowby John Rodriguez, his brother Roxy James and Zoran Lerchbacher from Austria, Nagy Csaba, Zolton Daranyi and Janos Vegso from Hungary and Boris Krcmar from Croatia.
Bull's Super League Darts Eastern



Rankings WDF/BDO und DDV updated
After the first tournaments in 2013 were played - for example the national German Championship(DDV) and the Six Nations Cup(WDF/BDO) - it was necessary to update the rankings.
Rankings WDF/BDO
Ranking DDV



4. March
A conversation with Tommy Cox
To be sure Tommy Cox and the PDC were not really happy with Dartoid's last column, so Tommy Cox rang him up...
A conversation with Tommy Cox



29. February
Premier League - 4. League Day
Robert Thornton was the clear winner of the all Scottish battle and Gary Anderson is now on the penultimate place of the league table . As dominant as Thornton was Michael van Gerwen in his match against Andy Hamilton whereas Phil Taylor found James Wade an equal opponent - both players averaged over 100 and the match ended in a 6:6 draw.
In the relegation match Wes Newton had the edge over Adrian Lewis and got a 7:3 win which let him ascend to place 7 in the table. In the last match of the evening Raymond van Barneveld and Simon Whitlock only played an equal match for a short time. In the end the Dutchman was the deserved winner and Whitlock slid down to rank 8 in the table.
Report 4. League Day



28. February
Premier League
Tonight the Premier League comes to Exeter.There we'll see an all Scotland match between Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton and a match which is already some kind of relegation match - the both players last of the table Adrian Lewis and Wes Newton will play each other.
Then we've two matches with clear favourites Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor and a match which is difficult to predict but could be interesting between Raymond van Barneveld and Simon Whitlock.
Participants, Schedule, Results, Table



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre tries to find out what might be wrong with Adrian Lewis and what perhaps could help him and then explains what exactly a "tilt" is and how it affects Wes Newton...
Premier League 2013 - Fourth League Day, Exeter



27. February
Focus and Flow
Flow is a state, in which everything seems to come effortless and smoothly together, a state unfortunately rarely achieved.
In a series of articles sports psychology deals with the topics focus and flow. To begin with it is short and understandable explained how your brain works - necessary background knowledge. Perhaps one might be able after all to learn to get into the flow???
How Focus and Attention work



Additions Who is Who
Over the next few days the Who is Who will be once again supplemented.
Beside some "new" players today two new walk-on girls were added - those two who for the first time appeared in Aberdeen.
Players: Kyle Anderson , Lisa Ashton , John Bowles , Stephen Bunting , Jason Cullen , Rohit "Rune" Davids , Jeffrey de Graaf .
Walk-on Girls: Debbie Shaw and Jade Leigh Hunt .



26. Februar
European Tour 1 - UK Masters
The PDC now published the detailed schedule of the UK Masters which will be played from 8. - 10. March in Minehead.
Vincent van der Voort will open the tournament on Friday afternoon with his match against Steve West on the main stage. In the evening the Top 10 of the PDC will all stand ar the oche on the main stage - among them also Phil Taylor against UK Qualifier Andy Pearce.
UK Masters




PDC Rankings
The first Pro Tour weekend og the year caused some changes in the PDC Order of Merit including that Michael van Gerwen after his two wins at the weekend displaced James Wade as number 3 of the world. In addition we've got the "first" Pro Tour Order of Merit and the "first" UK Open Order of Merit 2013, both rankings beginning from null at the start of a new season.
All players,who earned 800 pound or more at the weekend are already qualified for the UK Open in Bolton that means all players from Michael van Gerwen to Dave Weston.
PDC Rankings



Super League Darts
The PDC Europe has announced all players invited to play the Bull's Super League Darts Eastern. Among those are the two Austrians Mensur Suljovic and Michael Rasztovits.Next weekend the qualifiers will take place - seven places are still to be allocated.
Bull's Super League Darts Eastern

Beside the PDC Europe announced that another, similar tournament series will be organised - the Super League Darts Iberia - for players from Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra. Players like Antonio Alcinas and Carlos Rodriguez were already invited.
Super League Darts Iberia



German National Championship
At the weekend the German national championship was played in Rockenhausen.
National Champion 2013 is Kevin Münch, the ladies title was won by Anne Willkomm. Winners of the youth titles were Hendrik Dane and Anna - Maria Schulze.
The Two Person Men competition won Seifert/Rohleder, Two Person Women by Westermann/Armstrong.



25. February
UK Open Qualifiers 1 + 2
Michael van Gerwen was the dominant player of the first two qualifiers for the UK Open in Bolton at the beginning of June. The young Dutchman was the winner on both days, on Saturday he defeated Dave Chisnall in the final, on Sunday Brendan Dolan.
The senmifinals reached on Saturday as well Kevin Painter and Ronnie Baxter, on Sunday Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld. On both days a Nine-Darter was thrown - on Saturday by Dave Chisnall, on Sunday by Kevin Thomas, an Associate PDPA member.
Participants, Results



Six Nations Cup
Winners of this years Six Nation Cups are the Dutch men's team and the ladies team from Wales. The Dutch men defeated Team England in the final while the ladies from Wales won against the Dutch women.
Trina Gulliver got the award as best femal player of the tournament. The "best player of the tournament" award got Dutch Jan Dekker who had impressed among other things with a Ten-Dart leg.
Due to the live stream the complete tournament could be watched and for once the ladies didn't go short! Many thanks to Winmau and the Nederlandse Darts Bond!



23. February
European Tour 1 - UK Masters
Yesterday evening the UK Qualifier for the UK Masters was played in Crawley. The first of the European Tour Evenst will be played from 8. - 10. March in Minehead. The last 24 places in the tournament were on offer. Between the players who qualified are the three times Canadian Wolrd Champion John Part, the former PDC Youth World Champion Arron Monk and the two West brothers who switched to the PDC last year.
After the qualifier the draw for the first round took place. The Pro Tour Order of Merit number 1, Dave Chisnall, will play against UK qualifier Darren Webster. World Champion Phil Taylor will play another UK qualifier: Andy Pearce and Michael van Gerwen will play fellow country man Jelle Klaasen.
UK Masters



22. February
Premier League - Third League Day
The third league day of Premier League 2013 didn't disappoint. Especially impressive were Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and James Wade who all averaged over 100 in winning their matches against Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld and a once again disappointing Adrian Lewis.
Beside Taylor and Van Gerwen Robert Thornton is the third player still unbeaten. He fought himself to a draw against Wes Newton. Andy Hamilton and Gary Anderson played a rather evenly match though missed darts on the doubles cost Anderson a draw.
Report



Pro Tour 2013
This weekend the PDC Pro Tour starts with the first two UK Open Qualifiers in Crawley into the New Year.
The weekend will already begin tonight with the UK Qualifier for the first event of the European Tour 2013. 114 players will play for the last 24 places in the tournament.
The two UK Open Qualifiers are not only open for the Tour Card holders - all Associate Members of the PDPA could register as well. So now on Saturday 238 players and on Sunday 239 players will stand at the oche.
Participants, Results



Six Nations Cup
This weekend in the Netherlands the Winmau Six Nations Cup will take place. Teams from the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will fight for the win.
The complete tournament from the first dart on will be televised live by internet stream.



21. Febuary
Premier League
Tonight the Premier League will travel to the South English seaside resort Bournemouth.
Several interesting matches are on offer, match of the evening probably will be the clash of the two Dutch stars Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld who are both in top form. Another interesting match could be the match between James Wade and Adrian Lewis who are both more off form at the moment.
Participants, Schedule, Results



20. February
Darts Performance Centre
Tomorrow the third league day of the Premier League will be played in Bournemouth and Darts Performance Centre considered whether in darts as in other sports there exists some kind of home advantage.
Premier League 2013 - Third League Day, Bournemouth



In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 4
The Grand Princess still tries to find her way around the hurricane and the passengers have to stay on board. Finally the ship can come safe into a port, but the storm has left some debris...
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 4



18. February
Scottish Open
The Scottish Open were played at the weekend in Renfrew near Glasgow in Scotland. Beside a few players from the Netherlands most players were from the United Kingdom.
Nevertheless the men's singles winner came from the Netherlands - Wesley Harms defeated in the final Welshman Jim Williams. Another Dutchman - Remco van Eijden - played himself into the semi-finals.
The ladies singles tournament brought once again a win for Deta Hedman who defeated Fallon Sherrock in the final.
The men's pairs were won by English double Williams/Robson, they defeated the final the Dutch pair van Eijden/van de Pas. Winners of the ladies pairs were Sue Gulliver/Paula Jacklin who defeated J.Robbins/C. Savvery from Wales.



Scandinavian Circuit
The first tournament weekend of the Scandinavian Circuit 2013 was played in Finland. So a lot of Finish dartplayers took part in the competitions.
The first tournament on Saturday had with Jani Haavisto a winner from Finland while the second tournament on Sunday was won by Per Laursen from Denmark. Those two players now head the ranking. Jarkko Komula - last year's head of the table who had recently impressed together with Jani Haavisto as the Team Finland in the PDC World Cup had no good start into the season and is ranked 24. after this first weekend.
Scandinavian Circuit



PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship
At the weekend in Germany, the Netherlands/Belgium and in Finland qualifiers for the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship 2013 took place.
The now two places for German players got Max Hopp (who had qualified last year as well) and Kai Gitthardt. All in all in Germany 24 players stood at the oche. The qualifier for the Netherlans/Belgium was won by Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode. In Finland like last year Teemu Harju was the winner.
The Youth World Championship will be played on 22. March in Crawley
Participants, Schedule



Bull's Super League Darts Germany
The first weekend of the new Bull's Super League Darts was played in Rodgau in the House of Darts.
On Saturday Tomas Seyler dominated, on Sunday it was Kevin Münch. So those two players now head the ranking. For youth player Marc Legant it was a rather hard weekend - he lost all his matches and is last of the ranking-table.
Bull's Superleague Darts



15. Februar
Premier League - Second League Day
The first two matches of the second league day were rather onesided as neither debutant Wes Newton nor James Wade showed a good performance and the matches ended with clear wins for Raymond van Barneveld and Andy Hamilton. In a rather more thrilling third match Gary Anderson defeated Simon Whitlock 7:5. As usally Anderson had a lot of double trouble and even missed a few matchdarts but in the deciding last leg he had no problems at all and hit the double for the deserved win.
A disappointing performance again showed Adrian Lewis who just couldn't find the triples though he hit a few 180s. At the beginning Phil Taylor was not much better but he improved thoughout and in the end played a good match. He won 7:3. The last match of the evening developed in a close head-to-head race between Michael van Gerwen and Robert Thornton which ended in a fair 6:6 draw.
Report
Participants, Schedule, Results



Bull's Super League Darts Germany

Tomorrow the new tournament series of the PDC Europe will begin.
On Saturday and Sunday the first two league days will be played in the House of Darts in Rodgau.
More information:
Bull's Superleague Darts



Scandinavian Circuit
The Scandinavian Circuit will start at the weekend in his second season.
The first two tournaments will be played on Saturday and Sunday in Vaasky in Finland. On Saturday 74 and on Sunday 69 players will stand at the oche among them of course Jani Haavisto and Jarkko Komula who as Team Finland reached the semi-finals of the PDC Worldcup this month.
As the PDC recently announced the first of the ranking will get a place in the PDC European Championship as well.
Scandinavian Circuit



14. February
Premier League
Tonight in Aberdeen in Scotland the second League Day of Premier League 2013 will be played.
Match of the evening probably will be the clash between Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis. Lewis last week was defeated clearly by Simon Whitlock. He announced he'll play with new darts tonight. Taylor last week just so managed a draw against Michael van Gerwen.
>In the other matches of the evening debutans Robert Thornton and Wes Newton weill meet Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen - to be sure no easy tasks. James Wade will play against Andy Hamilton and Simon Whitlock against Gary Anderson.
Teilnehmer, Zeitplan, Ergebnisse



Superleague Darts Eastern Europe
As the PDC Europe announced there will be similar to Bulls Superleague Darts Germany a tournament series for players from Eastern European countirs which will begin in April.
The participants will be teo players each from Austria Hungary and Croatia and one player each from Czechia, Slowenia and Slowakia - those players will be invited. Seven more players will qualify by three qualifiers played in March.
The four tournament weekands will take play in Eisenstadt in Austria. As in the German version the winner of the tournament series will get a price money of 1000 Euro and a place in the Preliminary Round of the PDC World Championship 2014.



13. February
Dartslive in London
While I stayed in London for the PDC World Championship I of course had a look at the Dartslive automats and talked to the Dartslive people. I am not really a soft-darts expert but I found it quite interesting and really can understand why in Asia and to a certain degree by now in the USA as well those automats fascinate. To be sure it's fun to play on them!!!
Dartslive in London



11. February
European Tour 1 - UK Masters
As the PDC announced today all Top 32 players of the Pro Tour Order of Merit will take part in the first event of the European Tour 2013 which takes place from 8. - 10.March in the Butlins Resort in Minehead. In the same venue in December 2012 the Players Championship Finals were played.
On 22. February the UK Qualifier for the tournament will take place. 114 players will compete for the 24 tournament places
UK Masters



8. February
Premier League - First League Day
On the first League Day of the Premier League Raymond van Barneveld showed the best performanc with an 102 average and defeated Gary Anderson 7:4. The replay of the World Championship final between Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen was a match in which neither player gained the upper hand and it ended in a 6:6 draw.
Debutant Robert Thornton defeated Andy Hamilton in a close match 7:5 while debutant Wes Newton missed to many doubles and lost 4:7. The match between Simon Whitlock and Adrian Lewis showed a luckless and concentration lacking Lewis who was defeated 3:7.
Report
Participants, Schedule, Results



7. February
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Perfomance Centre has a look at the new Premier League and discusses what will happen due to the innovations.

Premier League 2013




Premier League
Tonight in Belfast the first league day of this year's Premier League will be played. The PDC players used yesterday to warm up for the tournament with four Ulster rugby stars and to have a look on Ulster's Ravenhill Stadium.
On the first evening we'll see a replay of the PDC World Championship final between Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen.
Betting companies see reigning champion Phil Taylor als favourit to win the tournament followed closely by Michael van Gerwen.
Walk-on Girls of the evening will be the two Irish models Kelly Donegan and Hazel O'Sullivan.
Participants, Schedule, Results



5. February
Eric Bristow was right - Phil Taylor must go!
In his new controvers and hotly debated column Dartoid asks whether Taylor after his questionable display against Raymond van Barneveld during the PDC World Championship really still can be a role model and an ambassador of darts...
Eric Bristow was right - Phil Taylor must go!



4. February
Team England retains title
With a 3:1 win over Team Belgium the English team retained the World Cup title. Before the Englishmen had managed to win the deciding double in their semi-final against Team Wales. Once again Adrian Lewis showed a patchy performance but in the final he was much more convincing.
In the second semi-final the strong Team from Begium had played against Jani Haavisto and Jarkko Komula from Finland. This semi-final as well was decided in a double match which the Belgians won 0:4.
Report Semifinals and Final
Results



Dutch Open
Trina Gulliver and Scott Waites are the winners of the Dutch Open. Trina Gulliver defeated in the final Loraine Farlam. Scott Waites prevailed against James Wilson. Trina Gulliver won together with Zoe Jones the ladies pairs as well. James Wilson together with Gary Robson got the title in the men's pairs.
The Youth titles went to Russian Mikhail Kuriticin, Casey Gallagher from England and Dutchman Quin Wester.



3. February
World Cup Quarterfinals
Team Belgium was the only team in the quarterfinals which won both singles and didn't need the double to progress.
From Team Wales Richie Burnett lost his single match but Team Wales won the double with 2:4 against Team Spanien. A once again not really good playing Adrian Lewis lost his single again Japan's Sho Katsumi and was not really convincing in the double. But thanks to Phil Taylor Team England stands in the semi-finals. Especially close was the match between the German and the Finnish team. A today not really in form Andree Welge lost his single to Jarkko Komula. In the deciding double both teams showed nerves and struggled with a lot of double trouble. In the end Team Finland won 4:3.
Tonight in the semi-finals Team Belgium will play against the team from Finland and Team England will play against Team Wales.
Report Quarterfinals



PDC World Cup
Under the last 16 of the World Cup there were several sensational reults and five of the seeded teams were eliminated from the tournament.
One of the teams progressing into the quarterfinals was Team Germany which showed a convincing performance against Team Poland and won 5:2. Reigning Champion Team England showed a more so-so match in which it was Adrian Lewis who had most problems and only just managed to reach the winning line after Charl Pietersen missed two match darts. Team Australia didn't show a great performance, Simon Whitlock never really was in the match. Similar problems had Team Netherlands - Michael van Gerwen never found his form. Both teams lost to Team Belgium and Team Finland respectively.
Report Last 16
Participants, Schedule, Results



1. February
PDC World Cup
Today in Hamburg the third PDC World Cup starts.
In the afternoon the unseeded teams will play against each other. The eight seeded teams, among them reigning champion Team England and the German Team, will play the afternoon's winners in the evening session. Favourit to win is Team England, Taylor/Lewis, closely followed by last year's runner up Team Australia, Nicholson/Whitlock, and the strong Team Holland, Van Gerwen/Van Barnveld.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



Dutch Open
This weekend in Veldhoven the Dutch Open Darts will be played, an important DDA/WDF/BDO tournament. Under the participants are BDO World Champions Anastasia Dobromyslova and Scott Waites.
The stage finals of the ladies and the men will be televised live on Sunday evening on Eurosport 2. Beside all finals can be followed by stream.



European Tour
52 dart players from Europa took part in the European Qualifier for the first European Tour Event 2013 which will be played from 8. - 10. March in Minehead in England. The eight tournament places got Belgian Kurt van de Rijck, Dutchman Jelle Klaasen, Finland's Jarkko Komula, the two Austrians Mensur Suljovic and Michael Rasztovits and the three Germans Tomas Seyler, Bernd Roith and Jyhan Artut.
UK Masters



31. January
PDC World Cup
The schedule of the group phase of the tournament changed slightly. On Friday evening the seeded teams now will play the winners of the afternoon group matches while on Saturday afternoon the seeded teams will meet the losers of Friday's afternoon session.

Schedule



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Perfomance Centre previews the World Cup of Darts and again emphasizes how important in the tournament are team spirit and bondage between the team members.
Besides the Darts Performance Centre offers a World Cup competition in which you can win a set of Performance Darts and free membership in the Darts Performance Centre.

PDC World Cup




European Tour 2013
Tonight in the same venue as the PDC Wolrd Cup starting tomorrow the European Qualifier for the first event of this year's European Tour will be played in Hamburg.
As the first tournament will take place in England this time the UK Qualifier will be the host countries qualifier for all PDPA players and assocíate members from the UK. All other players have to take part in the European Qualifier by which eight places in the tournament are to be won.
The price money for the events was slightly raised and in 2013 no longer the Top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit automatically qualify for the tournaments but the Top 32 of the rolling Pro Tour Order of Merit.
European Tour



28. January
German Gold Cup
At the weekend in Bremen the German Gold Cup was played - a DDV ranking tournament which counts for the WDF ranking as well. Players with a PDC Tour Card were not allowed to take part. Most participants were from Germany but players from the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland were in Bremen as well Both the Men's Singles and the Ladies Singles were won by Dutch players. Rick Hofstra defeated in the men's final German Tomas Seyler 3:0 while the ladies final was an all Dutch final between Aileen de Graaf and Sharon Prins - de Graaf won 2:0. The final of the Men's Doubles was a Dutch affairs as well - Hendriks/Meulenkamp were the 3:1 winners. The Ladies Doubles were won by Vonscheidt/Raiber. The Youth titles won Vanessa Timmermann und Marvin Wehder.



Las Vegas Open
Winners of the Las Vegas Open, an ADO/WDF tournament, were Gary Mawson and Shea Reynolds. Gary Mawson threw in his final against Englishman Wes Newton a Nine-Darter.
Wes Newton won the Men's Cricket Singles. Newton was not the only player not from North America taking part. Simon Whitlock and Stefanie Lück stood at the Oche as well and even together were the runner-ups of the Mixed Doubles.



BDO World Championship 2014
The BDO World Championship 2014 will be played from 4. to 12. January 2014.
Beside the BDO announced that the field of participants in the men's tournament will be increased to 40 and in the women's tournament to 16. The additional eight men will earn their places by qualifying from competition in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, Baltic and Scandinavia and the USA. The 16 players in the women's World Championship will be decided as before by the BDO Invitation Table and the Internationalen Play-Offs.



25. January
BDO Personalities of the Year
The BDO has now handed out the awards for 2012.
For the 6. time Deta Hedman got the award Women's Player Personality of the Year. Tony O'Shea for the first time got the Men's Player Personality of the Year Award.
The Awards for the officials got Beryl Page und Graham Toms.



In the Bullseye of a Hurricane

Adam "Thorn" Smith continues his cruise and intends to have a look at the dart scene in the port cities. But he's to realise that it can be difficult to find the time for sightseeing and playing darts...
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane - Part 3




23. January
Darts Performance Centre

The Coaching Clinic looks at musicians and how they can help dartplayers. And we offer a a checkout practice game!

Coaching Clinic




22. January
World Cup of Darts
The team from the Philippines will not be able to take part in the PDC World Cup due to travel problems. It is replaced by team Italy consisting of Daniele Petri and Matteo Dal Monte both experienced soft dart players.
The PDC has announced the detailed schedule for the group matches on Friday 1. February. The first match of the tournament will be in the afternoon the match between the teams from Belgium and Hungary. Brothers Kim and Ronny Huybrechts will stand for Belgium at the oche. Ronny just won a Tour Card in Qualifying School. Reigning Champion Team England (Phil Taylor/Adrian Lewis) will start into the tournament on Friday evening against the winner of the match Austria v Japan.
Participants, Schedule



21. January
Qualifying School
Yesterday the last tournament of this year's Qualifying School was played and Steve Coote, Royden Lam from Hong Kong, Joey Palfreyman and Kevin McDine got the four Tour Cards for the semifinalsists. Kevin McDine threw in his last match a nine-darter, the third of the tournament.
On Friday Fin Jani Haavisto, Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney and Englishmen Louis Blundell and Ian Walters, won a Tour Card. On Saturday it were German Andree Welge, another player from Northern Ireland - Campbell Jackson -, Belgian Ronny Huybrechts, brother of Kim Huybrechts, and Englishman Mark Dewsbury.
On Sunday nine more Tour Cards were handed out depending on the Qualifying School Order of Merits. Players who collected most points over the four days and got a Tour Card: Martyn Turner, David Pallett, Dan Russell, Edwin Max, Paul Amaos, Ryan de Vreede, Kirk Shepherd, Kevin Dowling, Darren Johnson.
Qualifying School



17. January
Qualifying School
On the first day of Qualifying School international players won the Tour Cards for the four semi-finalists.
They went to South African Charl Pietersen, Canadian Ken MacNeil, German Jyhan Artut and English Youth Tour player Ricky Evans. Charl Pietersen threw in his match in the last 8 against Kevin McDine a Nine-Darter - the first ever in Qualifying School.
Qualifying School



16. January
PDC World Cup
The PDC World Cup will be the next PDC Major Turnier - it's played from 1. - 3. February in Hamburg.
There were some format changes this year for example the first round now will be played as round robin in eight groups in which one team each is a seeded team. From round 2 onwards, the last 16, the tournament is knockout.
Today during qualifying school the group draw took place. Reigning Champion Team England (Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis) was drawn in Group A together with Team Austria(Mensur Suljovic, Maik Langendorf) and Team Japan. Last years runner.up, Team Australia (Simon Whitlock, Paul Nicholson) can be found in Group G together with Team Croatia and Team New Zealand.
PDC World Cup
Tournament Information



Competition Winners
Both the PDC World Championship competition and the BDO World Championship competition had this year a winner from England. The first prizes - a set of Performance Darts and a free one year membership in the Darts Performance Centre - went to Lee Thomas and Mark Furber. Both second prizes - a calender you can play darts with and Patrick Chaplin's new book found in Tobias Pietsch and Brummi a German winner.
Thanks for taking part and I hope you enjoyed it!



15. January
PDC Qualifying School
From Thursday 17. January onwards this year's PDC Qualifying School will be played in Wigan. The Qualifying School consists of four seperate events which will be played till Sunday. The four semi-finalsts of each day will get a Tour Card for two years. All the results are included in a ranking by which some more Tour Cards will be handed out. It's not yet known how many that will be. All in all every year 128 Tour Cards are available, 64 go to the top 64 of the PDC Order of Merit, 16 to participants of the Youth Tour 14 this year to qualifiers from the Phil Taylor practice competition and three as invites to players from the Scandinavian Circuit.
Far more then 300 players have registered for Qualifiying School among them players who didn't manage to stay in the top 64 last year. Most players are from the United Kingdom, but there are international players as well.
Qualifying School



PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship
The PDC now published the details of the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship 2013.
While during the last years young players could qualify via Rileys dartzones they will not get this chance this year because of changes at Rileys. So now beside the international qualifiers the rsat of the 64 participants will be players who took part in the PDC Youth Tour 2012 and qualified by the Youth Tour Order of Merit.
The World Championship will be played on 22. March in Barnsley, the final will take place as last year during the Premier League Play-Offs on 16. May in London.
Youth World Championship



PDC Challenge Tour 2013
From 2013 the PDC Youth Tour will be called PDC Challenge Tour.
Again in 2013 the Challenge Tour weekends - five are confirmed till now - will consist of three tournamnts each. Changed has that from this year on players till 25 years of age can take part and that young players who played themselves under the top 64 of the PDC Order of Merit are not allowed to take part in the Challenge Tour any longer.
Challenge Tour



14. January
Scott Waites new BDO World Champion
Scott Waites is the BDO World Champion 2013. He defeated in a rather disappointing and one-sided final Tony O'Shea with 7:1. The averages of both players were were quite far below 90 - Waites averaged 86.43, O'Shea 81.90. O'Shea who had impressed both in the quarterfinal and the semi-final with good performances never really was in the match but Scott Waites was not really convincing either and never came near the performance with which he won the Grand Slam in 2013.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result-Table



12. January
Anastasia Dobromyslova for the third time World Champion
Anastasia Dobromyslova got with a 2:1 win against Lisa Ashton her third World Champion title. The final was a very even match and Lisa Ashton was a worthy opponent who threw the only 180 of the match and a 120 finish. Both players averaged over 80. In the third leg of the third match Ashton showed nerves and missed her chance to take the lead. Dobromyslova used her advantage and won this leg and the next one to claim the title fo a second successive year.

The ladies final was played between the two men's semi-finals. In the first semi-final Scott Waites had now problems at all against debutant Richie George who just couldn't manage to settle on stage. So Waites got a 5:0 lead without losing a single leg. Then finally George found his way into the match and won set 6. But unimpressed Wiates continued his run and won the match in the next set. He for the first time stands in a Lakeside final.
The second semi-final was a much closer affair and the first four sets were shared between Wesley Harms and Tony O'Shea. After the second break O'Shea with some impressived darts got a two set lead. But it was the Dutchman wo returned the stronger from the third break and he levelled 4:4. O'Shea digged deep and finally won the match 6:4. Like last year Harms again was the loser of this contest and again O'Shea progressed into the final.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result-Table



BDO World Championship
The second quarterfinal evening was not as high class as the first but nevertheless both matches were thrilling. The best performance of tte evening showed Scott Waites who defeated Paul Jennings 5:2. First Waites clearly dominated and in almost every leg reached the doubles first because of his higher scoring. With a 4:0 lead he went into the second break. It was Jennings who returned from the break much more determined and better playing and he won the next two sets while nothing went together for a more and more frustrated Scott Waites. But in the last set Waites was back in the match and secured himself the set for the win.
The second quarterfinal as well developed into an interesting match. First Jan Dekker was by far the better player and he had a 3:1 lead going into the second break. After the break it was the young Dutchman who couldn't hit the high scores and who missed his doubles and George first levelled and then took the 4:3 lead. In set eight George's problems from the beginning were back and Dekker won the set without losing a leg. George didn't give in and fought back in the last set and managed to win set and match. He progressed into the semi-finals where he will meet Scott Waites.
The ladies semi-final was a very close match beetween former World Champion Trina Gulliver and reigning World Champion Dobromyslova prevailed 2:1 and will now play Lisa Ashton in the final.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result-Table



11. January
Premier League
The PDC today published the fixtures of the Premier League 2013.
On the first nine league days always five matches will be played. After those the last two of the league table will be eliminated from the tournament. Till the Play-Offs three league days with six matches each and two league days with five matches each will be played by the eight remaining players. As last year during the Play-Offs the final of the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship will take place.
The first league day of the Premier League will be the 7. February. Match of the evening will be the game between Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor, a repeat of the World Championship final 2013.
Participants, Shedule, Fixtures
Tournament Information



The optimal Dartboard
For mathematician David Percy the arrangement of the numbers on the dartboard is mathematically far from perfect.
So he developed a different arrangement which is mathematically optimal...
The optimal Dartboard



BDO World Championship
Both Wesley Harms and Tony O'Shea won their quarterfinals and will now meet as last year in the semi-finals.
The match between Wesley Harms and Darryl Fitton at the beginning was a rather even match, but than Harms got stronger and dominated. Tony O'Shea throughout the match scored better and more consistently then Robbie Green but suffered the whole match under double trouble and almost every time needed more then one dart to hit the winning double.Both matches were high class and interesting - a real good evening of darts. All players averaged over 90.
By reaching the semi-finals probably crowd favourite O'Shea and Dutchman Harms again will be invited to the Grand Slam of darts and both again will be offered a PDC Tour Card. Last year Ted Hankey was the only semi-finalist who accepted the offer and switched to the PDC.
The first ladies semifinal was won by Lisa Ahston who defeated Sharon Prins 2:0 without losing a single leg. She reached the ladies final for the first time.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Result-Table



10. Januar
BDO World Championship
After the end of the second round Scott Waites is the highest seeded player still in the tournament. He defeated Belgian Geert de Vos without problems 4:1 and now will meet Paul Jennings in the quarterfinals who won against Irishman Jason Cullen with 4:0. The Irishman was rather nervous at his Lakside debut, had a lot of double trouble and only won three legs while Jennings turned out to be a very clinical finisher. Garry Thompson on his 48. Birthday didn't get a darts birthday present but lost a rather close match against Jan Dekker who is exactly half his age with 3:4. In the match of the two young talents Richie George prevailed over Jimmy Hendriks with a 4:2 win. Bobbie George's son threw eight 180s, his opponent four.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Additions Tournament Calender
Both the dates of the Scandinavian Circuit and the North American Tour 2013 are known by now and were added to the tournament calender.
While the only change in the Scandinavian Circuit is a tournament final played on the same day as the last of the tournaments the North American Tour this year will consist of seven tournaments - one a double header - instead of three.
Tournament Calender



9. January
BDO World Championship
The second round of the BDO World Championship started with a rather so-so evening. The first and the last match of the evening were rather one-sided and Robbie Green and Tony O'Shea both progressed with a 4:1 win into the quarterfinals. Tony O'Shea's performance on the whole was more convincing then Robbie Green's and both opponents played rather weak. In Steve Dougles case it to be sure was due to his illness - he's still recovering from a heart attack he had mid of December. The match between Wesley Harms and Alan Norris never really was gripping though it went into a deciding seventh set. The match winner Harms impressed in parts with his clinical finishing, Norris more with his 180s. But all in all both players scored and finished rather inconsistently.
The best match of the evening - and the best match of the World Championship so far - was the match between number 1 seed Stephen Bunting and Darryl Fitton. Both players averaged over 90, both played consistently on a high level and both had chances to win the match. In the end it was Darryl Fitton who progessed with a 3:2 win into the next round.
Participants, Schedule, Results



8. January
In the Bullseye of a Hurricane

Adam "Thorn" Smith almost can't wait to get on bord of "his" ship. But will he find a dart board there???
In the Bullseye of a hurricane - Part 2




BDO World Championship
Yesterday evening the last first round matches were played. In the closest match of the evening Belgian Geert de Vos defeated Tony Eccles - who had switched back to the BDO last year - with 3:2. Paul Jennings - who was reported to be ill - had much less problems against Ross Montgomery and won 3:1. In the final match of the evening one of the favourites for the title - Scott Waites - white washed Dutchman Willy van de Wiel 3:0.
The first match of the evening was the last of the ladies quarterfinals. Trina Gulliver beat Julie Gore thanks to her clinical finishing 2:0.
Tonight the tournament will go on with four second round matches.
Participants, Schedule, Results



7. January
BDO Competition
We've almost reached the deadline - only mails which reach us before round two will start tomorrow will count!
Competition



BDO World Championship
The biggest upset of day 2 of the World Championship probably was the elimination of three times World Champion Martin Adams from the tournament, he lost his match against young Dutchman Jimmy Hendriks 2:3. In all other matches the seeded players progressed. For Scott Mitchell it was the first time he won his first round match. The best average had number 1 seed Stephen Bunting with around 92, the highest Checkout threw Jan Dekker - a 150 Finish.
In the ladies tournament reigning champion Anastasia Dobromyslova had not many problems to beat Lorraine Farlam 2:0. Irina Armstrong lost 1:2 to Sharon Prins.
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC Qualifiying School 2013
The number of registered players now reached 178 angestiegen plus divers invites. Among those now are two dart players from Hong Kong which both are under the top players on the "World" soft-darts tournament series ranking: Scott MacKenzie and Royden Lam.
Registration is closing on 15. January. Might be some of the Lakeside participants will register. Till now there are some WDF players on the list but no better known BDO players.
Qualifying School



6. January
BDO World Championship
The BDO World Championship started yesterday with two big upsets - reigning chanpion Christan Kist and the number 1 seed of the ladies, Deta Hedman, crashed out of the tournament.
Christian Kist lost 3:1 against Robbie Green, Deta Hedman was defeated by Lisa Ashton with 2:0. Robbie Green had with 91.11 the highest average of the day. Beside Green Bobbie George's son Richie,who won a close match against Dave Prins with 3:2, Jason Cullen, Garry Thompson, Darryl Fitton, Alan Norris and Tony O'Shea, who white washed former World Champion John Walton.
Today the tournament will go on with another afternoon and evening session - beside others Stephen Bunting, Martin Adams and reigning champion Anastasia Dobromyslova will stand at the oche.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Bull's Super League Darts

Carsten Becker, Alexander Tauber and Marko Puls won in the qualifier the last three places in the new tournament series of the PDC Europe.
Super League Darts Information



5. January
Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a look at the BDO World Championship which started today.
And they find it very difficult to predict a winner...
2013 Lakeside World Championship




PDC Ranking
Due to the PDC World Championship there were some changes in the PDC Order of Merit. Phil Taylor expanded his lead on number 2 Adrian Lewis. Michael van Gerwen is now up in fourth position while Gary Anderson and Terry Jenkins are out of the Top 10. Raymond van Barneveld regained a top ten position.
PDC Ranking




4. January
BDO World Championship
Tomorrow the BDO World Championship 2013 will begin the the Lakeside Country Club. That's the start as well for the 40. anniversary celebrations of the BDO.
Reigning Champion Christian Kist, who played quite impressive during the Grand Slam in November, will play the second match of the afternoon session against Robbie Green. The bookmakers see him as one of the outsiders for the title - favourit is number 1 seed Stephen Bunting who'll play on Sunday afternoon.
Deta Hedman will play the first ladies match against Lisa Ashton tomorrow night while Reigning Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova plays Lorraine Farlam on Sunday night.
As last year the tournament will be televised by BBC and ESPN.

Participants, Schedule
Information Men's Event und Information Women's Event



BDO World Championship Competition
For all those who would like to try again their luck predicting participants in finals and World Champions this year we again offer a BDO World Championship competition.
The first price is a Set Performance Darts and a one year free membership in the Darts Performance Centre!

Competition



Bull's Super League Darts
Tomorrow the qualifier for the last places in the Bull's Super League will take place in the House of Darts in Rodgau. 87 players will fight for the last three places in the new tournament series among them well known names like Marko Puls, Colin Rice and Ann-Kathrin Wigmann.
On 16./17. February the first tournament weekend will be played.

Super League Darts Information



3. January
PDC Awards Dinner
During the PDC Awards Dinner the awards for 2012 were handed out to the players.
Player of the year once again was Phil Taylor while his World Championship final opponent Michael van Gerwen got the Fans Player of the year Award, the PDPA Player of the Year Award and the Young Player of the Year Award. Dave Chisnall was Best Pro Tour Player of the Year and Dean Winstanley Best Newcomer. The award for the PDC Televised Performance of the Year got Raymond van Barneveld for his Grand Slam Final against Michael van Gweren while retiring referee Bruce Spendley was inducted in the Hall of Fame.



2. January
Premier League 2013
As the PDC announced during the Awards Dinner in London the Premier League 2013 will have 10 participants instead of 8.
The format will be changed slightly. Over the first nine league days each player will play the other nine players once. Then the last two of the table will be eliminated from the tournament. On the folliwng five league days before the Play-Offs the remaining eight players will play their return matches. The top four of the league table progress into the Play-Offs and will play for the tournament win.
Participants of Premier League 2013 are: Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Michael van Gerwen, Simon Whitlock, Andy Hamilton, Wes Newton, Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton.
Participants, Schedule



1. January 2013
Phil Taylor wins 16. World Champion title
Phil Taylor won the final of the World Championship against Michael van Gerwen with 7:4. The young Dutchman had dominated the first two sets of the match and won them. Phil Taylor managed to draw 2:2 but van Gerwen again won two sets in a row and regained the lead. But then he seemed to lose momentum while Taylor got stronger and stronger. He first got the 4:4 and then won three more sets to win the match 7:4. So Phil Taylor is the first winner of the new Sid Waddell trophy - quite appropriate as the commentator who passed away last year was a big Phil Taylor fan.
For reaching the final Michael van Gerwen was awarded with a place in Premier League 2013. The other Premier League participants probably will be announced tomorrow night.
For referee and caller Bruce Spendley the World Championship final was his last appearance on the big PDC stage.
Results
Result Table and Statistics
Report Final







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