News 2014

31. December
PDC Weltmeisterschaft - Tenth Day
While the afternoon session was a more one sided affair with 'easy' wins for Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Vincent van der Voort the evening session developed in thriller lasting for hours.
Adrian Lewis threw a nine-darter against Raymond van Barneveld and looked to have the match under control but the winner was Raymond van Barneveld. Phil Taylor had to give all against Kim Huybrechts and had to come from behind, only in the last set Huybrechts seemed to run out of power and Taylor won 4:3. In the last match Michael Smith got nowhere at first and Bunting already was in front with 3:0 when Smith finally started to come back - but it was too late for the former World Youth Champion of the PDC.
Report Day Ten Afternoon
Report Day Ten Evening



30. December
PDC World Championship - Tenth Day
Today all other third round matches will be played once again in an afternoon and an evening session. Especially the evening matches look promising! Among others Adrian Lewis will play against Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor will stand at the oche as well.
Results



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a look at an offer by Rod Harrington and is a little bit doubtful...
The Ninth Day



PDC World Championship - Ninth Day
On the ninth day of the PDC World Championship the last four second round matches and the first two third round matches were played.
The last match of the second round brought the upset of the day - James Wade was eliminated from the tournament by Stephen Bunting! Winners of the other second round matches were Vincent van der Voort, Michael Smith and Raymond van Barneveld, who really had to fight to overcome Jamie Caven.
Winners of the third round matches were reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and Robert Thornton.
Results
Report Ninth Day Afternoon
Report Ninth Day Evening



29. December
PDC World Championship - Day Eight
The afternoon session of the eigth day of the PDC World Championship brought yet another upset - Spanish qualifier Cristo Reyes followed his dramatic win over Wes Newton with another win over Kevin Painter. He's no9w the first ever player from Spain who progressed into the third round where he'll meet Gary Anderson.
In all other matches od the day the favourites won more of less effortless and Andy Hamilton, Kim Huybrechts, Dean Winstanley, Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis reached the third round.
Results
Report Day Eight, Afternoon
Report Day Eight, Evening



28. December
PDC World Championship - Day Seven
The afternoon of Day Seven of the PDC World Championship was quite one-sided affair and Robert Thornton, Terry Jenkins and Peter Wright progressed comfortabll into the third round.
The evening session started with an upset - Benito van de Pas eliminated Dave Chisnall. Michael van Gerwen won in the end with out problems against Sascha Stein. At the end of the evening the till now best match of this year's tournament followed, in which an at the start of the match not really convincing Gary Anderson with a great improvement of his performance prevailed 4:3 over Jelle Klaasen.
Report Day Seven, Afternoon
Report Day Seven, Evening



27. December
PDC World Championship
Today the PDC World Championship will continue with the first matches of the Second Round. In an afternoon and an evening session three matches each will be played. During the evening session reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet German Sascha Stein.
Results



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a look at Day 6 just before the break - it especially liked the match between Max Hopp and Mervyn King!
The Sixth Day



23.December
PDC World Championship - Fifth Day
The fifth day of the World Championship was an Austrian day as both Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez stood at the oche.
It was a pity for none of them there was a Happy End... Suljovic was beaten despite an impressive performance 1:3 by Michael Smith and Rowby-John Rodriguez just couldn't keep up with Raymond van Barneveld. Other winners of the evening were Jamie Caven, who won a close match against a strong playing Jason Hogg, and Brendan Dolan.
Results



22. December
PDC World Championship - Fourth Day
Compared to the last few days the fourth day of the World Championship was almost boring beside the slight upset when Benito van de Pas eliminated Paul Nicholson from the tournament. But when you look at the form of the two players over the last few month it was not really a big surprise.
In all other matches the favourites prevailed and Mark Webster, Dean Winstanley, Kevin Painter, Kim Huybrechts, Dave Chisnall, James Wade and Ian White progressed into second round.
Results
Report Fourth Day - Afternoon
Report Fourth Day - Evening



21. December
Debutants
This years there are not only a lot of World Champions included in the World Championship but a lot of debutants as well. And of course I just had to talk with one of them - logically with German Sascha Stein!
Debutants and a short Interview



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a look on the third day - and its favourites are Justin Pipe and Scott Kirchner...
The Third Day



PDC World Championship - Third Day
On the third day of the PDC World Championship Preliminary Round and First Round continued in an afternoon - and an evening session.
Again there were some upsets and for Justin Pipe, Steve Beaton and Simon Whitlock the tournament is already over. Especially impfressive was Lawrence Ryder, who had qualified as winner of the DPA Australiam Grand Prix Order of Merit for the World Championship. In the Preliminary Round matches probably American Scott Kirchner made a lasting impression thanks to his unique throwing technique and Gary Anderson had a lot of problems to prevail against him in the first round.
Results
Report Third Day - Afternoon
Report Third Day - Evening



20. December
Who's Alexandra??
Perhaps more an article for readers not from the UK... Though I wonder whether all UK readers know her? And of course there's darts as well for those not interested in Alexandra...
Here my first article about the darts of the first day and the world champions!
Who's Alexandra???



PDC World Championship - Day 2
For the biggest upset of the second day was German Sascha Stein responsible who first defeated in Preliminary Round without any problems Kim Viljanen from Finland and then won his First Round match against Stuart Kellett. In the second round after Christmas he'll now play against Michael van Gerwen.
Other winners of the evening were Andy Hamilton, Peter Wright and Phil Taylor.
Results
Report



Darts Performance Centre
Of course the Darts Performance Centre has a look on the PDC World Championship as well!! And you can even win a 10 pound voucher for the shop!!!
The first evening
The second evening



PDC World Championship-Competition
This year again: the PDC World Championship-Competition! The first price is again a Set Performance Darts to the winner's choice and a one year membership in the Darts Performance Centre.
The only change compared with the year's before, the tiebreaker has to be answered by all participants together with the other questions!!!
PDC World Championship Competition



19. December
No Interview with the winner...
Global Darts this year once again is for almost the complete First Round of the PDC World Championship in London. And again there will be some articles by me about the tournament which have a more personal look on the action then only the match reports...
Here my first article about the darts of the first day and the world champions!
No Interview with the winner...



18. December
PDC World Championship - First Day
Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen got a 3:1 Sieg over Joe Cullen, but had in the first have of the match some problems with his opponent, who started the match with a 161 finish .But then van Gerwen found another gear and dominated the action. With John Part and Christian Kist two of the former World Champions were eliminated from the tournament. Canadian Part needed to much time to get going. In the last match of the evening Spanish Christo Reyes - who had defeated Christian Perez in his Preliminary Round match 4:0 - proved to be a too strong opponent for world number 13 Wes Newton. In the end the player from Spain won in a sudden death leg 3:2
Results
Report



17. December
PDC World Championship
Tomorrow in London the PDC Weltmeisterschaft 2015 will begin. Four First Round matches and one Preliminary Round match will be played. With John Part, Jelle Klaasen, Christian Kist and Michael van Gerwen three former and one reigning WorldChampion will stand on stage.
Participants, Schedule
Result Table and Statistics
PDC World Championship competition



15. December
Interview with Rowby-John Rodriguez
One of the German speaking participants in the PDC World Championship is young Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez. To get tuned in to the tournament here an interview with him I did during the Grand Slam.
To the Interview



PDC World Championship-Competition
This year again: the PDC World Championship-Competition! The first price is again a Set Performance Darts to the winner's choice and a one year membership in the Darts Performance Centre.
The only change compared with the year's before, the tiebreaker has to be answered by all participants together with the other questions!!!
PDC World Championship Competition



11. December
Additions "Who is Who"

The upcoming World Championships made some additions to the Who is Who necessary! New are: Ryan de Vreede, Gerwyn Price, David Pallett, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Scott Kirchner, Jermaine Wattimena and John Weber.




9. December
Dr. Chaplin's Corner
Dr. Patrick Chaplin, one of the few - and certainly the leading - darts historian of the world, kindly allowed me to use some of the articles from his site Patrick Chaplin or from his monthly newsletter to publish on my site as well.
You'll find them in "Dr. Chaplin's Corner" .
First a short article about "Darts in Mongolia".
Darts in Mongolia



Zuiderduin Masters
This year there was not a single Dutch win in the Zuiderduin Masters. Englishman Jamie Hughes won an all-English men's final against Gary Robson, Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova regained the title against Aileen de Graaf and English youth Callan Rydz prevailed against Dutch Mike van Duijvenbode.
Hughes and Dobromyslova seem to be well prepared for the BDO World Championship.
Results



5. December
Zuiderduin Masters
Today the Zuiderduin Masters will begin,for many of the top BDO players from England and the Netherlands the last test before the BDO World Championship which will start at 3. January 2015.
The first player who'll throw a nine-darter in the tournament will be rewarded with a Sumaru Trezia belohnt!
Zuiderduin Masters
Tournament Information



Dartoids World

This column from Dartoids World is from American dartplayer Stacy Bromberg. And it shows dartplayers sometimes seek a challenge far away from darts!
Climbing Mt. Fuji



4. December
PDC World Championship 2015
The PDC now published the exact schedule of the World Championship.
As last year Canadian John Part will play the opening match of the tournament - this time against World Youth Champion Keegan Brown. The First Round and the Preliminary Round will be played till the Christmas break. After the break the tournament will continue with the Second Round. Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will play at the first day of the tournament - the 18. December. Phil Taylor will play his first match against German Jyhan Artut on the second day.
Schedule



2. December
PDC World Championship 2015
By the PDPA Qualifier, which was played yesterday in Coventry, Jason Hogg and Scott Mackenzie qualified for the World Championship. Jason Hogg will play in the First Round against Jamie Caven while Scott Mackenzie will play in Preliminary Round against Irishman Daryl Gurney
As Richie Burnett was removed from the field of participants of the World Championship Ryan de Vreede moved over the Pro Tour Order of Merit into the field.
After the field of participants was complete today the draw for the First Round took place. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play his First Round match against Joe Cullen while Phil Taylor will play against Jyhan Artut and Players Championship Finals winner Gary Anderson will play the winner of the Preliminary Round match between Mark McGrath and Scott Kirchner.
Participants, Draw First Round



1. December
PDC World Championship 2015
Today in Coventry the PDPA Qualifier for the World Championship is played, one place each in the First round and in the Preliminary Round are on offer.
Yesterday the draw for the Preliminary Round was made. Among others Finlands Jani Haavisto will play against John Michael from Greece. Tomorrow the draw for the First Round will take place.
Participants, Draw Preliminary Round



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was actualised after the Players Championship Finals. The Pro Tour Order of Merit is now the final Pro Tour Order of 2014.
PDC Rankings

30. November
Gary Anderson wins Players Championship Finals
Gary Anderson won his first PDC title in a televised ranking tournament with a 11:6 win over Adrian Lewis. Anderson had entered the tournament as the number 1 seed and reached the final with wins over Christian Kist, Stephen Bunting, Phil Taylor and Vincent van der Voort. Lewis had played himself with wins over Dave Chisnall, Andy Smith, Jamie Caven and Wes Newton into the final, but couldn't keep up with anderson in the end.
Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics, Finals Day



29. November
Players Championship Finals
After already the first round of the Players Championship Finales had some surprising results, the second round produced the biggest upset of the tournament: reigning champion Michael van Gerwen was eliminated by Terry Jenkins.
In the quarter finals today beside Terry Jenkins Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson, Wes Newton, Jamie Caven, Dean Winstanley and Vincent van der Voort- who is the only Dutch player still in the tournament - will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results
Report, Statistics, Second Round



28. November
Players Championship Finals
Today in Minehead the Players Championship Finals begin with the First Round, which is played in an afternoon- and an evening session.
In the four year history of the tournament there were four dífferent winners: Paul Nicholson, Kevin Painter, Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen - it frequently has a surprise in store.
Schedule, Results



27. November
Darts Performance Centre

The Coaching Clinic this time tells how "mechanical" problem can hurt your performance, that it is possible to practice without your darts and it offers a power scoring practice game.
Coaching Clinic 25



25. November
PDC World Championship 2015
The international qualifiers for the World Championship by now all took place.
For Japan for the fourth time Haruki Muramatsu will stand at the oche, who already took part in the PDC World Cup as well. As Max Hopp already has qualified by the Pro Tour Order of Merit he's replaced in the Preliminary Round by runner-up of the Bulls Super League Germany Sascha Stein. As well a place in the Preliminary Round got the winner of the South Europe Qualifier - Greece John Michael.
The last two places will got in the tournament will go to the winner and the runnder-up of the PDPA Qualifier in Coventry on 1. December for which by now over 100 players have registered. The draw for the Preliminary and the First Round will take place on 2. December.
Participants



Players Championship Finals

After the draw the PDC now published the schedule of the tournament which will start on 28. November.
As last year Ian White again will open the tournament with his first match - this year against Jamie Caven. Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will play in the evening session on Friday against his fellow countryman Raymond van Barneveld.
Participants, Schedule



WDF/BDO Results
Winner of the North Ireland Open were Glen Durrant and Paula Jacklin. The Youth tournament was won by Nathan Rafferty.
The titles of the New Zealand Ted Clements Memorial Open won Craig Pullen and Jannette Jonathan.
Englishman John Walton and Norwegian Vibeke Solvik were the winners of the Malta Open.
The Sunpark Masters last weekend were won by Wesley Harms and Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands. The Youth titles won Job ten Heuvel from the Netherlands and German Lena Edge.



24. November
Players Championship Finals

After the last two Players Championships, which were played at the weekend, the field of participants is complete. The PDC now has published the draw of the tournament. The tournament will be played from 28. - 30. November in Minehead. Reigning Champion Michel van Gerwen will play his first match against his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



White and Anderson win in Coventry
Winners of the last two Players Championships 2014 were Ian White and Gary Anderson.
White won Players Championship 19 on Saturday and defeated in the final Dave Chisnall. In the semifinals stood Gerwyn Price and Brendan Dolan.
On Sunday Gary Anderson defeated in the final Peter Wright with 6:5 and won his sixth Pro Tour title of the year. He secured top place in the Pro Tour Order of Merit as well. The semifinals reached James Wade and Simon Whitlock.

Results
Pro Tour



Bulls Super League Finale
Winner of the finals of the Bulls Superleague Germany was Max Hopp, the finals of the Superleague Eastern was won by Croatian Robert Marijanovic. Both players got for their wins a place in the Preliminary Round of the PDC World Championship. For Hopp will be already the third time on the Ally Pally stage, for Marijanovic the second time.
Super League Germany
Super League Eastern



21. November
Grand Slam of Darts

The Grand Slam Gallery is finally online!!!
Gallery





PDC Pro Tour Weekend
This weekend in Coventry the last two Players Championships of the year will be played. Both still count for qualification for the Players Championships Finale, which will take place next weekend in Minehead, and for the World Championship.
Due to the illness of his mother Phil Taylor will not be in Coventry.
Participants



Finale Super League
Both in the Bulls Superleague Germany as in the Bulls Superleague Eastern this weekend the finals will take place, for which in both leagues the top eight players of the final ranking qualified.
The winners of the finals will both get a place in the Preliminary Round of the PDC Weltmeisterschaft 2015, which will begin on 18. December.
Super League Germany
Super League Eastern



20. November
WDF Asia Pacific Cup
Overall winner of the Asia Pacific Cup, in which dart players from Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Brunei and Korea took part, was Team Australia followed by Team Malaysia and Team Hong Kong. Japanese Asako Hiyama was the ladies single winner, singles winner of the men was Mohd Nasir Jantan. The ladies pairs won Australian pair Corrine Hammond/Lorraine Burn, the men's doubles the Australians Eddy Sims and Mitchell Clegg. Winner of the Team Event was Team Malaysia.



19. November
Tournament Calendar 2015

The by the PDC recently published amendments for 2015 - such as the change of date for the Masters 2015 to end of January/beginning of February or the new World Series of Darts Finals tournament in November - were included. Beside several BDO/WDF were added.
Tournament Calendar 2015



PDC World Championship 2015
By now several international qualifications for the World Championship took place. The qualifiers were added to the list of participants.
Next weekend both Superleague Germany and Superleague Eastern will play their finals, in which one player each will qualify for the World Championship.
Participants



DDV Ranking Tournament Nürnberg

In the last ranking tournament of the year in Nürnberg Irina Armstrong and Robert Allenstein won the singles. Winners of the youth tournaments were Christina Schuler and Marc Heller. The singles on Sunday won Steffie Zwitkowitsch and Kevin Münch. Steffie Zwitkowitsch won together with Anne Willkomm the ladies pairs as well. The men's winners were Heinrich/Sensenschmidt.



18. November
WDF Ergebnisse

Winners of the Latvia Open were Englishman Dennis Harbour and Danielle Ipelaar from the Netherlands.
World Champion Lisa Ashton was very successfull at the Jersey Festival of Darts - she won both the Jersey Classic and the Jersey Open. Winner of the men's tournament of the Jersey Classic was Tony O'Shea, Scott Mitchell won the men's tournament of the Jersey Open.




16. November
Taylor wins Grand Slam
Phil Taylor defeated in the final of the Grand Slam Dave Chisnall with 16:13. Taylor had dominated the match at the begin and was 5:0 up before the first break. But after the break Chisnall had settled and came closer and closer. He managed to draw at 10:10. But already in the next leg Taylor regained the lead and never lost it to the end. But he had to dig deep to finally cross the finishing line.
In the afternoon Chisnall had prevailed in a close match againt Kim Huybrechts which he only won with his very last dart. Taylor had come through a battle against Mervyn King which was much more one-sided then the other semi-final.
Results
Reports Semifinals + Final, Statistics



Grand Slam - Quarterfinals 1
The second quarterfinals were far less exciting and close than the matches on Friday, as neither Stephen Bunting nor Michael Smith could keep up their perfomances from the matches before.
While Stephen Bunting at least had some good phases against Mervyn King Micheal Smith stayed throughout the match against an again strong playing Phil Taylor far under and lost 3:16.
Results
Report, Statistics



15. November
I have missed her...

The last article from Wolverhampton this year and it's a little belated too. The topic is "cars"!! And of course th´e last group matches of groups E - H. At least I can already say that my ideas relating Michael van Gerwen and James Wade were right...
I have missed her...



Grand Slam - Quarterfinals 1
Kim Huybrechts showed a sensational performance including a nine-darter and eliminated Michael van Gerwen from the tournament. Huybrechts had dominated the match from the start. Van Gerwen tried to come back but it was too late to endager Huybrechts.
In the second quarterfinal Dave Chisnall had to comeback as well to get a narrow 16:14 win over Keegan Brown and to progress into the semi-final against Kim Huybrechts.
Results
Report, Statistics



14. November
Grand Slam - Round Two E - H
The second round matches of groups E - H didn't offer many surprises. Michael Smith and Mervyn King played as commanding as before and got wins over Christian Kist and Gary Anderson, who once again had problems to hit his doubles. Reigning champion Phil Taylor is still heading for title defence - Peter Wright only managed to keep up over the first sex legs of the match. Stephen Bunting first had dominated against James Wade, before Wade somehow found back in the match and came closer and closer. But Bunting was not so easily impressed and won 10:8
Results
Report, Statistics



13. November
Grand Slam - Round Two Groups E - F
In the second round once again in this tournament Youth World Champion Keegan Brown caused the biggest upset and eliminated Raymond van Barneveld. Keegan had from the begin dominated the match but when he was 9:3 in the lead he had problems to close the match. Raymond van Barneveld came closer and closer till he himself in leg 17 couldn't hit his double four and Brown managed to win with a 122 bullseye Finish.
Other winners of the evening were Kim Huybrechts, Dave Chisnall and - in a for him very weak performance - Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Report, Statistics



12. November
On the wire...

The third article from Wolverhampton is all about peculiar occurences in the press room. Well - might be it's about the deciding last group matches in groups A - D as well...
On the wire...



Grand Slam - last group matches E - F
The last group matches of groups E - F didn't change much in the tables. All leading players stayed with wins on the head of the table and the players on second place before today are still on second place. So we did see only one really cose match in which Mervyn King defeated Jamie Caven 5:4. The fastest match of the evening played Gary Anderson - he defeated Wesley Harms 5:0 in only eight minutes.
Results
Report, Statistics



11. November
Grand Slam - last group matches A - D
In the last group matches of the groups A -D was decided who would progress and who would be eliminated from the tournament. But there were not many changes in the group tables. The biggest surprise was that Robbie Green prevailed in a close match against Vincent van der Voort and now progresses alongside with Raymond van Barneveld from group D in the next round.
Results
Bericht, Statistik



10. November
Where the Pennies came from...

Here my second article from Wolverhampton. It's about pennies, the Lunar Society, the English enlightenment and steam engines. But of course the main part is about the second group matches on Sunday.
Where the Pennies came from...



Grand Slam - Second Group Matches E -H
In the evening matches of the second day the losers and winners of the groups E - H. Till the last minute it was an interesting evening in which once again Phil Taylor stood out with his performance against Christian Kist. Should he manage to keep up this level probably no on will eb able to stop him. Again impressive played Stephen Bunting, while James Wade and Gary Anderson couldn't built on their first match performance and lost their matches.
Results
Report, Statistics



9. November
Grand Slam - Second Group Matches A -D
In the second group matches today first the loser and then the winners of groups A -D met which quite changed the group tables.
The biggest surprise probably is that Adrian Lewis after two defeats is already eliminated from the tournament...with two wins each Michael van Gerwen, Alan Norris, Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld head their groups.
Results
Report, Statistics



Darts and Green Men

My first article from Wolverhampton deals with fire works and Green Men. And of course with the first group matches of the Grand Slam. But the Green Men are more related to fire works then to darts...
Darts and Green Men




Grand Slam - First Group Matches, Evening
A lot of the Group matches in the evening were one sided affairs and Reigning Champion Phil Taylor, Stephen Bunting, Gary Anderson and James Wade had no problems at all with their opponents. Christian Kist had more problems with getting into the match then with Andy Hamilton but after he had overcome them he dominated the match. Similar problems had Peter Wright and Michael Smith - who were not to stopd in the end. The only close match was the match between Mervyn King and Tony O'Shea in which King prevailed 5:4.
Report and Statistics



8. November
Grand Slam - First Group Matches, Afternoon
Rowby-John Rodriguez produced the bigggest upset of the first group matches of groups A-D - he defeated a not really focused two times World Champion Adrian Lewis with 5:2. Michael van Gerwen only just managed to avoid a defeat against wild card qualifier Darren Webster and first reached the fnishing line 5:4. The clearest win and the highest average had Dave Chisnall. The other winners of the afternoon were Kim Huybrechts, Terry Jenkins, Vincent van der Voort, Alan Norris and Raymond van Barneveld.
Report and Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts
Today in the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton the Grand Slam of Darts will begin.
In an afternoon and an evening session in all groups the first group matches will be played, in the afternoon in groups A - D, in the evening in groups E - H. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will play in the evening against Richie George.
Global Darts stays for the first round in Wolverhampton.
Results



5. November
Adam "Thorn" Smith in the Netherlands

During travelling around the world Adam Thorn Smith of course visited the Netherlands as well. Today he tells us about his visit to Delft.
When the Oche strikes Delft...



4. November
Grand Slam of Darts
As there were still three vacant places in the tournament yesterday the Grand Slam Wildcard Qualifier with more then 200 participants took place. Darren Webster, Jamie Caven and Brendan Dolan managed to qualify.
Afterwards the group draw ans the draw for the first group matches for the tournament which will start on Saturday 8. November took place. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will meet in his group E mit Andy Hamilton, Christian Kist and Richie George. World Champion Michael van Gerwen will play in group A against Kim Huybrechts, Jan Dekker and Darren Webster. In group G James Wade and Mervyn King will have to play a repeat of the Masters final.
Participants, Group Draw, Schedule



PDC Rankings
Due to several tournaments the PDC rankings had to be updated again.
PDC Rankings



3. November
Wade wins the Masters
In a thrilling and highclass final with surprising result James Wade defeated Mervyn King with 11:10. King had been already 9:2 in the lead when Wade began his unbelievable comeback. In the deciding last leg Wade had the throw - a crucial advantage, as both players stood on a finish. So Wade was the first who had an attempt at the doubles and he kept his nerves.
Wade had reached the final with wins over Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor while King defeated on the day Justin Pipe and Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Report Finals Day



Zuiderduin Masters
The group draw for the Zuiderduin Masters took place at the weekend.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



PDC Challenge Tour
On Sunday in Wigan the last two events of the Challenge Tour were played.
The first of the two tournaments won Colin Fowler, the second Matt Clark. The final Challenge Tour Order of Merit is headed by Mark Frost and Alan Tabern who both were awarded for their achievements with a two year Tour Card of the PDC.
Results, Final Ranking 2014



PDC Youth Tour
On Saturday in Wigan the last two Youth Tour tournaments of the year were played. Keegan Brown and Dean Reynolds were the winners of the two events.
On the head of the final ranking stand Dimitri van den Bergh and Josh Payne who both were awarded with a two years Tour Card.
Results, Final Ranking 2014



2. November
The Masters - First Round
Gary Anderson suvived as sole of three Scottish players thakns to a 10:7 win against Andy Hamilton the first round of the Masters in Edinburgh. Robert Thornton and Peter Wright were eliminated by Dave Chisnall and Justin Pipe.
In the quarterfinals as well: Michael van Gerwen after a very close win against Raymond van Barneveld, reigning champion Phil Taylor with the highest average of the first round, James Wade, Adrian Lewis and Mervyn King.
Schedule, Results
Report First Round



1. November
The Masters
Today in Edinburgh the PDC Masterswill begin in which the Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit take part. The first round will be played in an afternoon and an evening session. Tomorrow the quarterfinals, the semi-finals and the final will be played - again in two sessions.
Reigning champion Phil Taylor will play Wes Netwon in his first round match, Michael van Gerwen will once again play fellow countryman Raymond van Barneveld.
Schedule, Results



30. October
Darts Performance Centre

The newest Coaching Clinic takes another look on the Winmau World Masters. Beside you find help with your follow through and learn that worrying - whether during or before a match - is a complete waste of time...
Coaching Clinic 39



28. October
PDC World Championship 2015

Christo Reyes from Spain won the Iberian qualifier for the PDC World Championship and secured by this a place in the preliminary round. As well qualified for the preliminary round is American Scott Kirchner who represents Dartslive.
Participants



BDO/WDF Results
Winner of the Turkish Open are Dutchman Willem Mandigers and Zoe Jones from England. Mandigers won together with Sam Hewson the men's pairs as well while Jones together with Micky Stocks won the mixed pairs. Rachel Brooks and Paula Jacklin were the winners of the ladies pairs.
The Australian Sunshine State Classic were won by Harley Kemp and Corinne Hammond, the youth title went to Jordan Ford. Winners of the Australian Masters were Mitchell Clegg and Sandra Smith.



BDO World Championship 2015
The BDO published the detailed schedule of the World Chamipionship 2015..
The preliminary round match between Peter Sajwani and Sam Head will open the tournament on 3. January. BDO ladies World Champion Lisa Ashton will as well play in the afternoon session on 3. January her first match against Deta Hedman.
Participants, Schedule



Zuiderduin Masters
The last places in the Zuiderduin Masters now were filled.
In the men's tournament Richard Veenstra got the last wildcard; for the youth tournament Mike van Duijvenbode and Nils Zonneveld were awarded with a wildcard..
Participants, Schedule



27.October
Van Gerwen wins European Championship
Michael van Gerwen is not to be stopped this October and wins the European Championship in Mülheim as well - he defeated Terry Jenkins in the final with 11:4.
Earlier on the day Michael van Gerwen threw in his semi-final against his fello country man Raymond van Barneveld a nine-darter and played in the quarterfinal against Dave Chisnall with 111 the highest average of the day. Terry Jenkins had progressed to the final with wins over Stephen Bunting and Mervyn King.
Report, Statistic



24. October
European Championship
Today in Mülheim the PDC European Championship will begin.
The first round will be played in an afternoon-and an evening session. Reigning Champion Adrian Lewis will play tonight against Jelle Klaasen.
The tournament is televised by ITV4. It's streamed live by livepdc.tv.

Results



23. October
Winmau World Masters Galleries
Now the Winmau World Masters Gallery is online or to be precise the two Winmau World Masters Galleries. There were so many pictures there is a gallery of the qualifications and a gallery of the stage matches in the City Hall.
Gallery Qualifications
Gallery



Darts Performance Centre

One of the participants in the WDDA World Championship, Rob Franks, visited the Darts Performance Centre and told his story!
A Darting Tale!



Zuiderduin Masters
The field of participnats of the Zuiderduin Masters is filling more and more. The last ladies wildcard went to Ann-Louise Peters from Denmark. To the men Ted Hankey, Martin Phillips and Madars Razma were added. Razma is the first player from Latvia who was invited to play this tournament. Callam Rydz got a wildcard for the youth tournament.
Participants, Schedule



BDO Rankings
After the Winmau World Masters the BDO and WDF Rankings were updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings



21. October
May the best players win...


The last day of the tournament! Again a day with a lot of thrilling matches and some deserved winners... And a short conclusion of my first BDO Majors.
May the best players win...




PDC Unibet Masters
The PDC now published participants and exact schedule of the Unibet Masters which will be played from 1. - 2. November
Reigning Champion Phil Taylor was drawn against Wes Newton. Michael van Gerwenwill play fello countryman Raymond van Barneveld treffen and the three "Local Heroes" Peter Wright, Robert Thornton and Gary Anderson will meet Justin Pipe, Dave Chisnall and Andy Hamilton.
Participants, Results




20. October
Wade and van Gerwen win in Crawley
James Wade won the 17. Players Championship of the year last Saturday in Crawley. He defeated in the final Kim Huybrechts with 6:5. In the semi-finals stood Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen.
In the 18. Players Championship German Jyhan Artut reached the semi-finals where he was eliminated by Michal van Gerwen. In the second semi-final James Wade met Kim Huybrechts. James Wade prevailed but lost in the final to Michael van Gerwen.
Results




Waterkant Trophy
Marko Puls won during the Waterkant Trophy in Hamburg at the weekend both the men's singles on Saturday and the additional men's singles on Sunday. In the ladies tournaments on Saturday Anne Willkomm was successfull, in the additional singles on Sunday Stefanie Lück. Anne Willkomm won together with Steffi Zwitkowitsch the ladies pairs as well while the men's pairs were won by Alex Reiher and Alex Köhler.
Winners of the Youth tournaments were Christina Schuler and Kevin Troppmann.



Top of Ghent
Winners of this BDO/WDF tournaments were Fallon Sherrock and Scott Mitchell. All the pairs titles went to England as well: the ladies pairs were won by Paula Jacklin/Zoe Jones, the men's pairs by Alan Norris/Jamie Hughes and the mixed pairs by Casey Gallagher and Pip Blackwell. Only the Youth title went to a Dutch player - to Colin Roelofs.
In the context of the tournament the IBT Masters took place which were won by Martin Adams and Aileen de Graaf.



17. October
Pro Tour Weekend

This weekend in Crawley another Pro Tour weekend of the PDC with two Players Championships will be played.
While Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will take part Phil Taylor didn't register.
Participants, Results




BDO World Championship 2015
On the last day of the Winmau World Masters the draw for the BDO World Championship 2015 took place.
The winner of the Wimau World Masters, Martin Phillips, will play his first match against Madars Razma while the runner-up Jamie Hughes will play the winner of the preliminary round match between Canadian David Cameron and Dutch Michel van der Horst. Anastasia Dobromyslova's first opponent will be Irina Armstrong from Germany.
Draw, Schedule



Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC has announced that because of still so many places in the tournament not taken the winners of this year's European Tour Events, who haven't qualified otherwise, will be awarded with a place in the Grand Slam.
Those players are Gary Anderson, Vincent van der Voort, Michael Smith and Mervyn King.
Participants so far



15. October
European Championship
The PDC now published the exact schedule of the tournament.
Wes Newton will on Friday 24. October open the afternoon session against Ian White. All German speaking participants - Jyhan Artut, Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez - will as well stand for their first round matches on stage during the afternoon session. Reigning champion Adrian Lewis, Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor are among the players who will play in the evening session.
Schedule



Zuiderduin Masters
After the Winmau World Masters two more wildcards for the tournament were handed out.
Fallon Sherrock and Willem Mandigers got them.
Participants



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were actualised after the two Players Chmpionships in Dublin and the World Grand Prix. aktualisiert.
PDC Rankings



14. October
SuperLeague Germany
The last tournament weekend of the Superleague Germany was played at the weekend as well. Colin Rice couldn't take part and Karsten Koch-Weikert missed out as well. As he missed for s second time he's now already eliminated.
Kevin Münch heads the table. The first eight players of the table will play for the win on finals day and for a place in the PDC World Championship.Jyhan Artut already announced he will not be able to take part in the finals as the date collides with the last two Players Championshipd of the PDC.
Tournament Information, Table



SuperLeague Eastern
At the weekend the last tournament weekend of the Super League Eastern was played. Mensur Suljovic stayed at the top of the table followed by Zoran Lerchbacher. Rowby-John Rodriguez slided down in the rankings on nineth place due to misbehaviour and will not take part in the finals. All his matches on this last weekend were rated lost 0:6.
Tournament Information, Table



European Championship
After the World Grand Prix the field of participants of the European Championship - which will take place from 24. - 26. October - was decided. Reigning Champion Adrian Lewis was drawn against Jamie Caven, Phil Taylor will play Steve Beaton and Michael van Gerwen will play Justin Pipe.
Draw, Schedule



Michael van Gerwen wins back title
Michael van Gerwen regained the World Grand Prix title. He defeated in the final of the tournament James Wade with 5:3. Wade had won the first two sets of the match, van Gerwen managed to level and to go in front after Wade had missed some setdarts. Wade managed to level but again crucially missed some more setdarts and the Dutchman could secure himself the last two sets to win the match.
Results



Gurney wins Irish Matchplay
Before the World Grand Prix final in Dublin the final of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplays was played, in which Daryl Gurney from Northern Ireland met Polish born Radek Szaganski. Gurney defeated him 6:2 and won himself a place in the PDC World Championship. For Gurney it was already the second win in this tournament.



12. October
Winmau World Masters - Finals Day
On the last day of the Winmau World Masters at first the final of the WDDA was played which was won by Ricky Chilton.
After that the quarterfinals and the semifinals of the men followed. Only the first quarterfinal was over fast - Martin Phillips defeated Mark McGeenny 3:0. All other matches including the semi-finals went into a deciding last leg. Next the ladies final was played in which Anastasia Dobromyslova defeated Fallon Sherrock 4:1.
The men's final was won by Martin Phillips - who had lost the first two sets to Jamie Hughes. Certainly a deserved winner!



Not without a little bit of drama...


The first decisions - the youth finals. And the ladies semi-finals, the men's last 16 and a blackout!!!
Not without a little bit of drama...




Winmau World Masters - Finals Day
Today is the last day of the Winmau World Masters.
While the youth finals were already played yesterday today the women's final and the quarterfinals,semifinals and the final of the men will follow.
Fallon Sherrock and Anastasia Dobromyslova played themselves in the women's final.
Results, Schedule



World Grand Prix - Semifinals
James Wade and Michael van Gerwen stand in the final of the World Grand Prix.
In a close match, in in which he was already 1:3 behind, James Wade in the end secured himself a 4:3 win over Gary Anderson and progressed for the third time in the final of the World Grand Prix.
In the second semifinal between Michael van Gerwen and Stephen Bunting only could keep up during the first two sets. Then Michael van Gerwen, World Grand Prix Winner in 2012, pulled clear.
Results



11. October
Where the seeded players drop...


On the second day the tournament started for the seeded players as well and the venue changed to the City Hall in Hull, a great venue. It was a very long but very entertaining day of darts!
Where the seeded players drop...





World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals
James Wade caused in the quarterfinals the sensation of this years World Grand Prix: he eliminated Phil Taylor who again had double trouble with 3:1. Michael van Gerwen only just survived against Mervyn King. Progressed as well are Stephen Bunting and Gary Anderson.
Today the following semi-finals will be played: James Wade v Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen v Stephen Bunting.
Results



Globaldarts in the field


This year I didn't travel to the World Grand Prix in Dublin but to the Winmau World Masters in Hull.
Here my first article!
Globaldarts in the field




Winmau World Masters

In the matches of the last 32 which were played today in Hull already half of the seeded players were eliminated from the tournament. Some of the qualifiers showed strong performances. The highest average of the evening played one of the qualifiers already in the first matchl: Mark McGeeny with 106.14.
Results, Schedule





10. October
Winmau World Masters
Today in Hull the Winmau World Masters will go on with the stage matches in the City Hall.
Yesterday in the qualifiers Mark McGeeny, Seigo Asada, Rhys Hayden, Andy Boulton, Bryan Dawyon, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Daniel Larsson, Paul Hogan, Chris Dobey, Madars Razma, Pip Blackwell, Shayne Burgess, Willem Mandigers, Matthew Medhurst, Nick Kenny and Dennis Harbour qualified and were drawn against the seeded players.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix - Day 4
On the fourth evening of the World Grand Prix the last four matches of the second round were played. In a close match at the beginning of the evening Stephen Bunting won 2:3 against Peter Wright. Two more one sided matches followed in which Richie Burnett and Michael van Gerwen prevailed 3:1 followed by a bizarre match between Raymond van Barneveld and Mervyn King which van Barneveld lost 1:3 due to his problems with the openeing doubles and issues with his back.
Results



9. October
World Grand Prix - Day 3
Highlight of the third day of the World Grand Prix in Dublin to be sure was the second round match between James Wade and Robert Thornton, in which both players hit a nine-darter. Winner of the match was in the end James Wade.
Beside James Wade Kevin Painter, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson progressed to the quarterfinals.
Results



8. October
Darts Performance Centre

Aidan Farelly has a closer look on the second evening in Dublin!
The second evening



Party Poker World Grand Prix - Day 2
No big upsets on the second first round evening with the exception that Richie Burnett elimated Simon Whitlock from the tournament.
Other winners of the evening were Terry Jenkins, Peter Wright, Mervyn King, Dean Winstanley, Stephen Bunting, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld.

Report Day 2



7. October
Darts Performance Centre

Aidan Farelly has a closer look on the first evening in Dublin!
The first evening



Party Poker World Grand Prix - Day 1
With Mickey Mansell at least one of the Irish qualifiers survived the first round. Brendan Dolan never really was in the match and was eliminated 0:2 by an impressive playing Gary Anderson. Daryl Gurney fighted against Adrian Lewis but in the end lost 1:2.
Other winners of the evening were reigning champion Phil Taylor, Andrew Gilding, Robert Thornton, Kevin Painter and James Wade.

Report and Statistics Day 1



6. October
Party Poker World Grand Prix
Today in the City West Hotel in Dublin the PDC World Grand Prix will begin with the first round.
Already tonight at the first evening reigning champion Phil Taylor will stand at the oche, he will play against former World Champion Steve Beaton. Taylor already won 11 times in Dublin and of course would like to get title number 12. As well at the oche during the first evening will be the three Irish qualifiers Brendan Dolan, Mickey Mansell and Daryl Gurney.

Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre World Grand Prix review. During the next few days Aidan Farelly will directly report from Dublin!
Preview



Pipe and Dolan win in Dublin
The first of the two Players Championships in Dublin was won by Justin Pipe - Pipe had to wait mor then two years for this win. In a close final he defeated Michael van Gerwen with 6:5. In the semi-finals stood Adrian Lewis and Brendan Dolan.
Brendan Dolan showed in really good form as well, he won Sunday's Players Championship after he had already reached the semi-finals on Saturday. Dolan defeated Gary Anderson in the final. The semi-finals reached Stephen Bunting and Joe Cullen.
Results



2. October
Players Championships, Dublin
This weekend in Dublin Players Championships 15 will 16 be played before on Monday the World Grand Prix will begin.
Alle PDC top players will stand at the oche - they use the events to warm up for the Major.
Participants, Results



Qualifiers...
South African Nolan Arendse qualified as winner of the South African Masters for the PDC World Championship 2015.
Darryl Fitton got a wildcard for the Zuiderduin Masters.
PDC World Championship 2015
Zuiderduin Masters



1. October
Dartoid's World

To play darts is dangerous - you could get addicted. Dartoid assembled a list of symptoms which point out it could have happened to you!!
You Might be a Darts Addict if...



30. September
Tournament Calendar 2015


Both the BDO and the PDC by now published dates for 2015.
A provisional tournament calendar 2015 you can find here:
Provisional Tournament Calendar 2015



European Tour 2015
The European Tour of the PDC will be played again next year. Instead of eight tournaments as this year there will be nine - six in Germany and one each in Gibraltar, Austria and the Netherlands. Beside the established venues like Hildesheim, Dusseldorf, Leipzig and Sindelfingen there will be new venues in Hamburg, Munich, Venray and Innsbruck.

European Tour



29. September
WDF Europe Cup
On Saturday in Bucharest the WDF Europe Cup ended.
German pair Irina Armstrong and Anne Willkomm won the ladies pairs, the team title went to England and the ladies singles were won by Anastasia Dobromyslova. The point ranking was headed by England followed by Holland and Germany.
In the men's tournaments the Team from Wales won the Team event, the English pair Waites/Mitchell won the pair's tournament and the singles title won David Concannon from the Republic of Ireland. England was on first place of the point ranking followed by Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
WDF Europe Cup



PDC Challenge Tour
On Sunday as well in Coventry two events of the Challenge Tour took place which were both won by Mark Frost. In the first Challenge Tour Event he defeated Prakash Jiwa, in the second Michael Douglas.
The semi-finals reached David Copley and Terry Roach and Dirk van Duijvenbode and Danny Pinhorne.
Challenge Tour



PDC Youth Tour

On Saturday in Coventry two tournaments of the PDC Youth Tour were played. The winners were Dimitri van den Bergh and Josh Payne, who defeated in their finals Adam Smith-Neale respectively Keegan Brown.
Youth Tour



The World

American Darin Young won the fourth event of this year's soft-darts series, which took place in Tokio in Japan. He defeated in the final Japanese Shintaro Inoue. In the semifinals stood Boris Krcmar from Croatia and Japanese Shin Higashida.
The World



26. September
WDF Europe Cup
Tomorrow all the finals of the WDF Europe Cup - which is played in Bucharest in Romania - will take place. It was announced that the finals will be streamed live but no details are known yet.
Today the men's and ladies singles are played. At the moment both point tables are headed by England.



World Grand Prix
The PDC has published the schedule of the World Grand Prix which will be played from 6. October in Dublin.
Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will meet on the first evening former World Champion Steve Beaton. James Wade - two times tournament winner - as well will open his tournametn on the first evening against Andy Smith. On the second evening the other eight first round matches will be played. Then World Champion Michael van Gerwen will stabnd at the oche who established himself with the tournament win in 2012 in the World's Top Ten.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



19. September
European Darts Trophy
After Adrian Lewis and Robert Thornton have withdrawn from the European Darts Trophy as well, Andy Hamilton and Wes Newton moved up as seeded players. Due to this yesterday in the European and the Home Nation Qualifier two more places were on offer. The six German qualifiers are are Bernd Roith, Max Hopp, Tomas Seyler, Michael Hurtz, Jyhan Artut and Michael Rosenauer. Among the European qualifiers are Raymond van Barneveld and Mensur Suljovic.
Today from 3 pm local time the first round will be played.
Results, Streams



18. September
European Darts Trophy
Today in Leipzig the European Darts Trophy will begin - the last European Tour event of the PDC this year - with the European and dem Host Nation Qualifier.
Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor have withdrawn from the tournament. For them Terry Jenkins and Michael Smith moved up as seeded players. The two free places will be taken by one additonal player each from the European and the Host Nation Qualifier.
Tomorrow the actual tournament will start with the first round in which the qualifiers will play each other. In Saturday's second round the seeded players will stand at the oche as well. The tournament is streamed live.
Participants, Schedule, Streams



Zuiderduin Masters
The first wildcards for the Zuiderduin Masters were handed out. The first wildcard went to Co Stompe. Three more wildcards got the winners of the Champions League of Darts 2014 Yordi Meeuwisse, Sharon Prins and Justin van Tergouw.

Participants, Schedule



16. September
A visit in the Coaching Centre of the Darts Performance Centre

During our last holiday in England we visited the Coaching Centre of the Darts Performance Centres. Of course we wanted to experience first hand what's the deal with the video analysis. Here my report:
A visit in the Coaching Centre



PDC World Grand Prix,PDC World Championship and European Championship

The run for the places in all three PDC major tournaments is going on. Before the deadline for the World Grand Prix only one European Tour Event will take place which counts. It's some more time till the European Championship and the World Championship but nevertheless all tournaments are important now.
World Grand Prix
European Championship
PDC World Championship 2015



15. September
Wins for Anderson and van Gerwen
Winners of the Pro Tour Weekend in Crawley were Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen.
Gary Anderson won the 13. Players Championship on Saturday, he defeated Richie Burnett 6:5 in the final. For Anderson it was already the sixth Pro Tour win of the year. The semifinals reached Adrian Lewis and Brendan Dolan.
On Sunday Michael van Gerwen was the winner, he defeated Michael Smith in the final with 6:4. In the semifianls stood Adrian Lewis - again - and Ian White.
Participants, Results



EDO Weekend
At the weekend two tournaments of the EDO were played as well - the England Classic and the England Matchplay.
The titles of the England Classic won Natasha Eaves(girls), George Cressey(boys), Anastasia Dobromyslova and Mark McGeeney. The ladies pairs were won by the pair Zoe Jones/Claire Ball, the men's pairs by Martin Atkins/Glen Durrant.
Winners of the England Matchplay were Casey Gallagher(girls), Josh McCarthy(boys), Zoe Jones and Scott Mitchell.



DDV Spree Cup
Winners of the DDV Spree Cups were Daniel Zygla and Stefanie Lück, who in their finals defeated Ingo Vogt and Steffi Zwitkowitsch. The youth titles went to Christiana Schuler and Kevin Troppmann.
Daniel Zygla won on Sunday the additional Singles as well, the ladies singles were won by Irina Armstrong. The German Pairs Championship men was won by Justin Webers/Marvin Wehder, the ladies title won Heike Jenkins and Irina Armstrong.
Senior Champions are Anne Willkomm and Marko Puls.



PDC Rankings
After the two Players Championships at the weekend the PDC Rankings were updated.
PDC Rankings



12. September
Pro Tour Weekend in Crawley
This weekend the summer break for all Tour Card holders is finally over. Two Players Championships will be played at the weekend in Crawley, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. In both 128 players will stand at the oche and fight to qualify for the World Grand Prix, the European Championship, the Players Championship Finals and the PDC World Championship which all will take place in the next months.
Participants, Results



11. September
Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

With the closing ceremony and the banquet the World Cup really is over. But Adam "Thorn" Smith stays another day in Newfoundland...
WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 12



PDC World Grand Prix and PDC World Championship
The run for the places in both PDC major tournaments is going on. Before the deadline for the World Grand Prix only two more Players Championships - in which all tour card holders still have a chance - and one European Tour Event will take place. It's some more time till the World Championship but nevertheless all tournaments are important now.
World Grand Prix
PDC World Championship 2015



PDC Rankings
After the European Darts Grand Prix the PDC Rankings were updated.
PDC Rankings



10. September
King wins European Darts Grand Prix
Mervyn King defeated in a dramatic final Michael Smith with 6:5 and won the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen. With wins against Andrew Gilding, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Robert Thornton and Simon Whitlock King had reached the final while Michael Smith defeated Kevin McDine, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting to get there.
Mervyn King before already had stood three times in the finals of events of the European Tour but lost each time
Results



5. September
European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Sindelfingen the seventh event of this years PDC European Tour will begin - the European Darts Grand Prix.
In the first round, which will be played from 3 pm local time, the qualifiers will meet. For Germany last night Michael Rosenauer, Max Hopp, Jyhan Artut and Sascha Goldammer qualified. Among the players who came through the European Qualifier were the two Austrians Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez and several Dutch players.
Participants, Schedule, Results, Streams



4. September
Additions Who is Who


This time to be found in the additions: Ronny Huybrechts, Zoe Jones, Carla Molema, Robert Wagner, who just qualified for the European Championship, Michelle Sossong and New Zealand's Mark McGrath, who was the first player to qualify for the PDC World Championship 2015 .




PDC World Championship 2015
With the European Darts Grand Prix the summer break of the PDC ens this weekend.
So now the crunch mode in the fight of the World Championship places will begin. How the field of participants looks at the moment you can see here:

PDC World Championship 2015



2. September
Darts Performance Centre
As Paul Gillings in his Interview with me already mentioned, one of course can find tips and advice on a website, but a dartplayer who wants to improve will benefit most from a face to face coaching lesson and a video analysis. That's why the Darts Performance Centre now opened it's own Coaching Centre.
Our Coaching Centre



1. September
Scandinavian Circuit
At the weekend in Copenhagen the last two tournaments of the SDC Tour and the SDC Qualifier for the PDC European Championship took place.
Winner of the Danish Darts Trophy was Dane Per Laursen. Finland's Kim Viljanen won the Danish Darts Open. In the European Championship - played from 24. - 26. October in Mühlheim - Norwegian Robert Wagner will represent Scandinavia.
SDC Scandinavian Circuit



BDO/WDF Results
Winners of the French Open are Deta Hedman and Remco van Eijden.
The titles of the Winmau Scottish Open went to Anastasia Dobromyslova and Alan Norris. Anastasia Dobromyslova defeated Trina Gulliver the final. Together with Trina Gulliver she had won the ladies pairs. Alan Norris defeated Dobromyslova's husband Tony Martin in the final. The men's pairs winners were Martin Adams and Ross Montgomery.



30. August
Taylor wins in Sydney

As last year Phil Taylor won the Sydney Darts Masters. He defeated Stephen Bunting 11:3 in the final. Before Taylor had ended Kyle Andersons run in the semi-finals with a 10:4 win while Stephen Bunting had reached the final with a 10:4 win over James Wade.
Results



29. August
Sydney Darts Masters - Day 2
On the second day of the Sydney Darts Masters Kyle Anderson caused another upset. He defeated his fellow country man Simon Whitlock with 8:3 and progressed to the semifinals where he'll meet Phil Taylor tomorrow. The other two quarterfinal winners, James Wade and Stephen Bunting, will meet in the second semifinal.
On Saturday the semifinals and the final will be played.
Schedule, Results



28. August
Sydney Darts Masters - Day 1
The Sydney Darts Masters started with two upsets: both Dutch PDC top players Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld were eliminated in the first round of the tournament. Michael van Gerwen lost 5:6 to New Zealand`s Warren Parry while Raymond van Barneveld was defeated with the same result by Kyle Anderson.
Tommorow the quarterfinals will be played.
Schedule, Results



27. August
Sydney Darts Masters
Tomorrow in Sydney theSydney Darts Masters will begin, the last World Series tournament of the PDC this year. Again eight PDC Top players - this time with Stephen Bunting instead of Andy Hamilton - will play against eight Ozeanic qualifiers, among those Kyle Anderson.
The tournament is streamed live on PDC TV.
Schedule, Draw, Results



26. August
Dartoids World
The national American darts organisation is in a crisis: financial inconsistencies, a not real used head quarter far-off, offials who cling at their jobs and deny any changes. Now the ADO has with David Hascup a new presidents who tries to save the organisation.
Can the American Darts Organization be Saved?



25. August
Taylor wins in Perth
Phil Taylor defeated in a thrilling final Michael van Gerwen with 11:9 and got the inaugural Perth Masters title. In the semi-finals he had won against Dave Chisnall. Both times he had to fight back into the games from behind. Michael van Gerwen defeated in the semi-finals James Wade, but in neither match could repeat the outstanding performance he had shown against Paul Nicholson.
Results



PDC Spectacular
Canadian Dave Richardson won the PDC Spectacular in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and will now represent North America in the PDC World Championship 2015.
Richardson, who had stood this year in the semi-finals of the Canadian Open, came out of a field of 32 Qualifyers, among them players like John Part, Gary Mawson, Larry Butler and Ken MacNeil to reach the final and there defeated young Canadian Shaun Narain, who together with John Part this year was the Canadian team in the PDC World Cups.
The women's tournament of the PDC Spectacular was won by Canadian Robin Curry. As well played at the weekend was the Canadian qualifier for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship 2015 - Dawson Murschell was the winner.



Swedish Open
Winners of this year's Swedish Open were Alan Norris and Lorraine Winstanley. Alan Norris defeated in the men's final Pip Blackwell, in the semi-finals stood Scott Mitchell and Dave Smith. Lorraine Winstanley prevailed against Zoe Jones, the semi-finals reached Deta Hedman and Anastasia Dobromyslova.
The youth titles went to Sofie Jahn Bendorff from Denmark and to Dutch Colin Roelofs.



23. August
Perth Darts Masters - Day 2
Only the PDC top players reached the second round of the Perth Darts Masters - all Oceanic qualifiers had been eliminated first round.
And so James Wade defeated Peter Wright in a close match, Dave Chisnall won against Simon Whitlock, Phil Taylor impressed against Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen showed a great performance against Paul Nicholson.
Tomorrow in the semifinals Phil Taylor and Dave Chisnall will meet and Michael van Gerwen will play against James Wade. After the semifinals the final will take place.
Schedule, Results



22. August
Perth Darts Masters
Today in Perth in Australia the Perth Darts Masters begin with the matches of the first round, in which the 8 PDC Topplayers will meet the 8 Ozeanic qualifiers. The tournament is not streamed live but you can follow the action under PDC by the first day updates.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Zuiderduin Masters
The field of participants of the Zuiderduin Masters which will take place from 5. - 7. December starts to fill. The eight seeded and the eight unseeded players of the men's event were announced as were the two seeded women who are till now only complemented by Deta Hedman. Colin Roelofs is the first known participating youth.
Participants, Schedule



20. August
Perth Darts Masters Draw
The Perth Darts Masters are the next tournament of the PDC World Series of Darts and will be played at the weekend in Perth in Australia.
This time eight PDC top players - with Paul Nicholson instead of Andy Hamilton - will play against eight Ozeanic qualifiers among them brothers Brüder Kyle and Beau Anderson. The draw for the first time took place today.
Participants, Draw, Schdeule



Flight School

In one of his additional articels to Flight School George Silberzahn gives soem thought to the phase of the throw before the dart is released. In this phase it it most important to focus on your target and to resist all possible distractions...
The Draw and Pause



Interview with Paul Gillings
Paul Gillings, founder and operator of the English Darts Performance Centre, talks in this interview about the experiences he gained with dart players and the sport of darts in the years his coaching site is online. Among others topics like effective practice,the right attitude, the benefits of defeat and the video analysis are discussed.
To the Interview



18. August
Antwerp Open
The Antwerp Open, a BDO/WDF tournament, was played at the weekend. At the oche in the five events stood players from several European countries among the the Huybrechts brothers and Jelle Klaasen in the men's doubles.
Winner of the ladies singles was Anastasia Dobromyslova, who defeated Deta Hedman in the final. In the men's singles Jamie Hughes won the titled, he defeated in the final Martin Adams. Jamie Huges was together with Paula Jacklin the winner of the mixed pairs as well. The men's pairs were won by pair Joppe Balens/Jermaine Wattimena, the ladies pairs by Lorraine Winstanley/Anastasia Dobromyslova.



The World

Winner of the third tournament of the World soft-darts series is Croatian Boris Krcmar, who defeated in the final young Canadian Shaun Narain. The semi-finals reached Lourence Ilagan and Andy Vilamor - both from the Philippines.



16. August
Van Gerwen wins Singapore Darts Masters
Winner of the inaugural Singapore Dasrts Masters is Michael van Gerwen. He defeated in the final Simon Whitlock with 11:8. The semifinals reached Dave Chisnall and James Wade. Phil Taylor was eliminated by Dave Chisnall in the quarterfinals.



The World
This weekend the third event of this year's tournament series will be played in Shanghai in China. Beside many players from Asia players from the USA, Kanada and Europe will stand at the oche.
Tournament Information



15. August
Singapore Darts Masters
Today the Singapore Darts Masters will begin, the first of three World Series of Darts tournaments the PDC has organised in August. In Singapore with Peter Wright, James Wade, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor, Dave Chisnall, Michael van Gerwen and Andy Hamilton only Top Players of the PDC stand at the oche, while in the two Australien tournaments there will be qualifiers as well.
Today the quarter finals take place. From 12.30 bst Peter Wright will meet James Wade, Simon Whitlock will play against Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor against Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen against Andy Hamilton.
The tournament is televised live on PDC TV, Sky 2, Fox Sports and RTL7.



12. August
Symptoms of Stress
Stress endangers focus and flow. But how does stress show? Here a list of the most spread symptoms.
Symptoms of Stress



BDO/WDF Rankings updated
All rankings of the BDO and the WDF were updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings



BDO/WDF Results
Deta Hedman and Alan Norris won the BDO Winmau British Classic, Deta Hedman defeated Lorraine Winstanley in the final, Alan Norris Pip Blackwell. For Ted Hankey it was the first time since his return to the BDO to pick up some ranking points - he reached the last 16 of the tournament.
Leonard Gates and Sandy Hudson won the 501 singles of the USA Dart Classic, Sandy Hudson won the ladies cricket as well. The men's cricket was won by Darin Young.



8. August
Darts Performance Centre
In this almost summery Coaching Clinic one hears why beeing a couch potato is not always bad, that sometimes straws can be really helpful and that a sprint to the board can be rather devastating.
Coaching Clinic 24



5. August
Francis Hoenselaar ends career
Francis Hoenselaar, to be sure one of the best known and most successfull female dart players has to quit darts. She injured her hand in a scooter accident two years ago and due to the injury now ends her career. She already had withdrawn from international events some years ago.
The end of Francis career we use as an opportunity to publish here an interview which which was conducted during the Grand Slam 2009 for darts1.
To the Interview



Ted Hankey News
From 16. September Ted Hankey will coach for three months young dart players from 7 - 16 years in Wolverhampton. The Ted Hankey Darts Performance Academy will take place once a week. The youths will be coached in two age groups. The project takes place in cooperation with Winmau and the player who is most improved after the three months will be sponsered for one year by Winmau and will take part in the Winmau World Masters 2015.
The costs are 40 pound and the academy is approved by the BDO.
Winmau



Begium Open

Martin Phillips and Aileen de Graaf won the singles titles of this years Belgium Open. Winners of the youth tournaments were Colin Roelofs and Tamara van der Meirsch. The mixed pairs were won by James Wilson/Rachel Brooks, the ladies pairs by Trina Gulliver/Zoe Jones and the men's pairs by the Huybrechts brothers.



4. August
Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

Finals Day at the WDF World Cup 2013. Will Team USA be able to win the team competition? And will host nation Canada celebrate a win?
WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 11



1. August
Grand Slam of Darts 2014
The PDC now announced the schedule of this years Grand Slam which will be played from 8. - 16. November in Wolverhampton.
Beside a first, still incomplete list of participants was published. It looks all invited BDO players will accept the invitation.
Grand Slam 2014



PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit was updated after the World Matchplay.
PDC Rankings



Bulls Superleague Darts Eastern
The Bulls Superleague Darts Eastern as well played a tournament weekend.
Mensur Suljovic again was the most successfull player and he still heads the table. With 11 points less Zoran Lerchbacher follows on second place, even more four points behind follows Dietmar Burger on place three.
The last tournament weekend will take place as well on 11../12. October..
Superleague Eastern



28. July
Bulls Superleague Darts Germany
At the weekend the third weekend of the Bulls Super League Darts Germany was played.
Most successful this weekend was Kevin Münch who now heads the ranking with 50 points. he's closely followed by Maik Langendorf and Max Hopp. Those three are very probably qualified for the final in November when the eight best players will fight for a place in the PDC World Championship. Andree Welge couldn't take part this weekend.
The last tournament weekend will take place on 11./12. October.
Superleague Germany



27. July
World Matchplay Final

Phil Taylor managed to defend his World Matchplay title. He defeated Michael van Gerwen with 18:9.
Unexpectedly the final developed rather one sided. Michael van Gerwen came across tired and slightly tensed and never looked he could become a threat for a commandingly playing Phil Taylor. For Taylor it was the 15. World Matchplay title.
Report, Statistics



World Matchplay Gallery

All pictures are from the first and second round while Global Darts was in Blackpool.

Gallery





26. July
World Matchplay Semifinals
In the first semi-final of the World Matchplay Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen met. Till the 13:13 a totally balanced match. Only than van Gerwen to set off and he won four legs in a row to victory. In the final he will play against Phil Taylor who survied an even closer battel with Gary Anderson with a 17:15 win. Both players showed a superb performance
Results



25. July
World Matchplay Tag 7
On the seventh day of the tournament the last two quarterfinals were played. In the first match of the evening a brillant Gary Anderson played against a helpless and baffled Adrian Lewis and progressed with a 16:8 win in the semifinals. After Wes Newton won the first legs of the second quarterfinal against Phil Taylor Taylor in a a little bit lackluster match took command and this time there was no comeback for Newton. So Taylor after his 16:6 win will meet tomorrow in the semifinals Gary Anderson.
Results
Bericht, Statistik



World Matchplay Day 6
on the 6. Day ot the World Matchplay the first two quarterfinals were played. Michael van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock and James Wade met. Dave Cisnall set Michael van Gerwen a lot under pressure but in the end the Dutchman won the match 16:12 and progressed into the semi-finals. There he will play against Simon Whitlock who defeated James Wade 16:10.
Results



24. July
World Matchplay Day 5
The second evening with second round matches started with a very close match between Paul Nicholson and local hero Wes Newton. Again Newton ha a slow start against a very focused playing Nicholson. And again Newton managed a Comeback and the match ended with a tie braker. And as in the first round Newton showed a lot of bottle and prevailed 15:13 against Nicholson. While the first match was full of thrill teh second match impressed with it's highclass performances by Gary Anderson and Stephen Bunting. Anderson won it 13:8. Than followed a great match of Phil Taylor against Michael Smith which was crowned by Taylor with a nine darter. In the last match of the evening Adrian Lewis defeated Mervyn King 13:8.
Results



23. July
The very first "European Football Player of the Year"

In my second World Matchplay article I am on my way to find the marks of the very first "European Football Player of the Year". Purely geographically he's a lot of common with darts...
The very first "European Football Player of the Year"



World Matchplay Day 4
On the fourth day of the World Matchplay the first four matches of the second round were played.
Two of the matches were rather onesided - James Wade defeated Richie Burnett with 13:2 and Michael van Gerwen Ian White with 13:4. Neither Richie Burnett nor Ian White take up their first round performances. In the first match of the evening Dave Chisnall defeated Andy Hamilton 13:10. In the last match Raymond van Barneveld with brand new darts met Simon Whitlock. While at first van Barneveld dominated the match Whitlock managed to turn the match around and to win in the end 13:8.
Results
Report, Statistics



22. July
After the First Round

I am in Blackpool again and I offer you a short interim conclusion after I've watched the first round of the tournament. But I still can't answer the question who'll win the title!
After the first round



21. July
World Matchplay - Third Day
Today the last four matches of the first round were played..
The first three matches of the evening were more or less onesided. Peter Wright didn't find his way into the match and Stephen Bunting progressed with a 10:6 win into second round. Even less in the match was Kim Huybrechts, who had no chance against Mervyn King at all and lost 4:10. Really strong played played Adrian Lewis who steam rolled Andrew Gilding 10:0. The last match of the evening finally was thrilling: Gary Anderson and Jamie Caven clashed in a highclass and tight match in which in the end Anderson prevailed.
Results
Report, Statistics



Darts Performance Centre

The Sunday afternoon was quiet. But the evening brought exitement, surprises and bizarre action!

Bet Victor World Matchplay 3




20. July
World Matchplay - Second Day, Evening
The evening session started with two really close matches. While Michael Smith managed in the end a 10:8 win over Justin Pipe the match between the two local heroes Wes Newton and Ronnie Baxter needed some overtime. Newton prevailed with 11:9.
The other two matches of the evening were more onesided affairs. Reigning champion Phil Taylor had no problems with Darren Webster and Raymond van Barneveld not really a lot against his fellow country man Vincent van der Voort - two 10:4 wins.
Results
Report, Statistics



World Matchplay - Second Day, Afternoon
In the afternoon session of the second day of the World Matchplay with Brendan Dolan and Robert Thornton two of the seeded players unexpectedly were eliminated from the tournament. While Brendan Dolan never really found into his match against Richie Burnett the match between Paul Nicholson and Robert Thornton was a hard fought affair. In the end an emotinal Paul Nicholson won 10:8. In the other two matches with Dave Chisnall and Andy Hamilton the seeded players prevailed without problems.
Results
Report, Statistics



Darts Performance Centre

The first night developed as expected - what will happen on Day Two???

Bet Victor World Matchplay 2




19. July
World Matchplay - First Day
The First Round of the World Matchplay started with wins of the seeded players.
In the first match of the number 16 seed Ian White showed an almost flawless performance and defeated Terry Jenkins with 10:4. More difficulties had both Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen with their opponents but Kevin Painter just missed too many doubles to really endanger Whitlock and van Gerwen was too strong for a good playing Steve Beaton. In the last match of the evening James Wade had to fight through a comeback from Andy Smith but reached in the end with a 10:5 win the second round.
Results
Report, Statistics



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a look on the World Matchplay which begins today - who will win it this year?

Bet Victor World Matchplay 1




WDF World Cup Youth
Overall winner of the boys was Team Netherlands while the girls from the Irish Republic were the overall girls winners.
The boys singles were won by Colin Roelofs from the Netherlands, Team Netherlands was the winner of the boy's team competition. The boy's pairs were won by the pair Rasmussen/Berge from Denmark.
The girls singles were won by Robyn Byrne from the Republic of Ireland and the pair Byrne/Fox won the girl's pairs as well.



18. July
World Matchplay
Tomorrow in Blackpool the Betvictor World Matchplay will begin with the first four matches of the first round. Michael van Gerwen, whom the betting companies see as the favourit to win, will stand against Steve Beaton at the oche.
Reigning Champion Phil Taylor, folliwing van Gerwen closely, will play his first match in the evening session on Sunday against Darren Webster.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



17. Juli
WDF Europe Cup Youth
Last night the started with the opening ceremony WDF Europe Cup in Vienna.
The German youth team consists of Janina Wunderlich, Lena Edge, Martin Schindler, Kevin Troppmann, Tim Simonsen and Marcus Kirchmann. The draw can be found here: WDF.



Dartoids World
This wholeheartedly column deals with the situation of the sport of darts in America. Why till today there does not exist an overlapping code of behaviour for dartplayers carried by all governing bodies? And how could get a grip to change the situation and the player's behaviour?
America NEEDS a National Darts Regulation Authority!



WDF America's Cup
The WDF America's Cup this time took place in Tampa in Florida.
Winner of the team competition was team USA which defeated team Canada 8:3 in the final. All singles titles were won by Canadian players: Joanne Luke won the ladies titles, Dave Cameron the men's title and Jaret Dion was the winner of the Youth competition.



14. July
PDC World Championship
The first known international qualifier of the PDC Weltmeisterschaft 2015 is Mark McGrath from New Zealand. McGrath - born in england - won the Darts Players New Zealand qualifier defeating among others Rob Szabo who represented New Zealand in last year's PDC World Championship.
Schedule, Participants



EDO Results
At the weekend in Hull the EDO England National Singles and the England Masters were.
Anastasia Dobromyslova won both ladies titles and Casey Gallagher both girls titles. The men's tournament of the National Singles was won by Steve Carrett, the England Masters men's title was won by Gary Robson. In the boys tournaments George Cressey won the England National Singles and Callan Rydz the England Masters.
The ladies pairs of the England Masters were won by Lisa Ashton and Trina Gulliver while the men's pairs winners were Robbie Green and Alan Norris.



WDF Results
Winners of the Australian Central Coast Classic were Jason Murdoch and Corrrine Hammond. New champions of the Australian Grand Masters are Craig Atze and Kim Kelly.



PDC Rankings
Of course due to the European Darts Open the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit changed again. Both Rankings were updated.
PDC Rankings



13. July
Peter Wright wins in Düsseldorf
Peter Wright wins the European Darts Open with a 6:2 over Simon Whitlock. The Australian could only keep up during the first four legs. He then had problems to find the doubles and Wright won his first European Tour title. .
Wright reached the final with wins agianst Andy Hamilton and Kevin Painter on the last day of the tournament, while Whitlock defeated first Dave Chisnall and then Gary Anderson.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Report Final Day



11. July
European Darts Open
The European Darts Open, sixth tournament of the PDC European Tour, will begin today in Düsseldorf. In the Afternoon Session the first round will be played on two stages. In the Evening Session in the first part of the second round the winners will meet seeds 9 -16.
The tournament will be opened by the match between Martin Schindler and Raymond van Barneveld. Michael Rosenauer was drawn against Mensur suljovic , Michael Hurtz will play against Stephen Bunting and Arman Ertur against Rowby-John Rodriguez.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



Qualifiers European Darts Open
Last night the European and the Host Nation Qualfier for the European Darts Open which will begin today in Duesseldorf took place.
By the European Qaulifer among others Raymond van Barneveld, Benito van de Pas and Mensur Suljovic qualified for the tournament. Michael Rosenauer, Michael Hurtz, Amann Ertur and Martin Schindler qualified by the Host Nation Qualifier.



9. July
Darts Performance Centre

How helpful is the popular three darts average really? Or are there might be data which are much more informative?

Coaching Clinic 23




7. July
PDC Developing Tour
At the weekend in Coventry both two tournaments of the PDC Youth Tour and of the PDC Challenge Tour took place.
Winners of the two Youth Tour Events on Saturday were Dean Reynolds and Reece Robinson. The two Challenge Tour tournaments were won by Mark Frost and Brett Claydon.
Youth Tour
Challenge Tour



European Tour
Last Friday the UK Qualifiers for the last two European Tour Events 2014 were played.
Among those players who managed to qualify for both the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen and the European Darts Trophy in Leizig were James Wade, Kevin Painter, Stephen Bunting and young Canadian Shaun Narain.
The European and Host Nation Qualifier will each time take place on the day before the tournament will begin.



BDO Gold Cup
Wayne Warren and Trina Gulliver won the singles titles of the BDO Gold Cup. The winners of the ladies pairs were the sisters Zoe and Kim Jones while John Walton/Simon Birkett won the men's pairs.



3. July
Additions Who is Who

Here some more additions to the Who is Who: Rob Szabo, Colin McGarry, Ian Moss, Ben Ward, Ann-Louise Peters and Sam Head.




World Matchplay
The PDC now published the detailed schedule of the World Matchplays.
First match over the first round - which will be played over three days - will be on Saturday 19. July the match between Ian White and Terry Jenkins. Michael van Gerwen will as well stand at the oche on the first evening against Steve Beatonwhile reigning champion Phil Taylor will play his first match against Darren Webster during the evening session on Sunday.
Schedule



2. July
Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

On the day after the big win of the American win not only darts make Thorn's day. He learns a lot about Canadian culture as well.
WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 10



PDC Rankings
Due to the Gibraltar Darts Trophy there were again changes in the PDC Rankings. Among others James Wade returned on fifth place in the PDC Order of Merit.
PDC Rankings



30. June
World Matchplay

After the Gibraltar Darts Trophy all participants of the World Matchplay are known.
The PDC now published the participants and the draw for the first round.
Participants, Draw First Round



29. June
Wade wins Gibraltar Darts Trophy
With a 4:6 against Steve Beaton James Wade won the Gibraltar Darts Trophy. As in all his matches at the weekend Wade had to come from behind - he won five successive legs to overcome Beaton. After the match Wade commentated: "This win means more to me then all my wins in TV tournaments." Wade had to qualify by the UK qualifier for the tournament.
The semi-finals reached Michael Smith and Simon Whitlock.
Results
Report



27. June
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today in Gibraltar the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, the fifth tournament of the PDC European Tour. It is the last tournament which counts for the qualification for the World Matchplay in July in Blackpool. The tournament will begin with the match between Adam Hunt and Ryan de Vreede.
Ryan de Vreede is one of the qualifiers who qualified yesterday by the European Qualifier. Among the other European qualifiers ars the winner of the last European Event, Vincent van der Voort, Belgian Kim Huybrechts and German Jyhan Artut. By the Home Nation Qualifier Henry Zapata, Antony Lopez, Manuel Vilerio and Dyson Parody qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results, Streams



25. June
Distractions
Every dart player has experienced how distractions can affect the performance.
In this short article you find some information how to overcome the problem.
Distraction Management




WDF/BDO and PDC Rankings
Both the rankings of WDF/BDO and the PDC were updated after the last tournaments.
WDF/BDO Rankings
PDC Rankings



23. June
Van der Voort wins Austrian Darts Open
Vincent van der Voort won his firswt ranking title since 2011, he defeated in the final of the Austrian Darts Open Jamie Caven with 6:5 and showed his best performanc eof the tournament.
The semi-finals reached Local Heroe Mensur Suljovic and Peter Wright.
Results
Report Final Day



England Open
Wesley Harms and Anastasia Dobromyslova are the winners of the England Open. Wesley Harms won his final with 7:2 against Scott Michtchell, Anastasia Dobromyslova defeated Aileen de Graaf 4:3.
Winner of the Youth tournament was Billy Holmes.



22. June
Austrian Darts Open - Second Round
Almost half of the second round matches was won by qualifiers and Vincent van der Voort, Mensur Suljovic, Ronnie Baxter, John Part, Benito van de Pas, Stephen Bunting and Andy Smith progressed into third round, while the number 1 seed after Michael van Gerwens withdrawal - Gary Anderson - headed the list of eliminated seeded players. The performance of teh day showed Stephen Bunting, who gave number 4 seed Dave Chisnall no chance at all.
Streams, Schedule, Results



21. June
Austrian Darts Open - First Round
While Austrians Michael Rasztovits and Uwe Bacher and German Max Hopp were eliminated first round Mensur Suljovic, Bernd Roith and Rowby-John Rodriguez progressed. There were no real upsets in the first round of the tournament - in all matches the stronger rated players progressed whereby Terry Jenkins was most impressive.
Michael van Gerwen had to withdraw from the tournament due to the recurrence of an ankle injury. As a result his opponent Dean Winstanley progressed uncontested into the third round where he'll meet Wes Newton.
Streams, Schedule, Results



England Open
The EDO England Open will be played this weekend in Selsey.
There'll be a stream for the tournament which will show selected matches on Saturday and Sunday.



20. June
Austrian Darts Open
Today in Salzburg the Austrian Darts Open will begin.
Today the First Round will be played in which the qualifiers play against each other to progress into the second round. There the winners will meet tomorrow the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit. The Austrian qualifiers Rowby-John Rodriguez, Michael Rasztovits, Uwe Bacher and Mensur Suljovic will play in First Round against Dirk van Duijvenbode, John Henderson, Dean Winstanley and Dennis Smith.
The tournament starts at 3 pm local time and will be streamed live on PDCTV and by several betting companies.
Streams, Schedule, Results



Qualifiers Austrian Darts Open
Yesterday in Salzburg the European and die Host Nation Qualifier for the Austrian Darts Open took place.
For Host Nation Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez, Michael Rasztovits, Uwe Bacher and Mensur Suljovic qualified. Among the European Qualifiers are beside Dutch players like Vincent van der Voort and Christian Kist the two Germans Bernd Roith and Max Hopp.
Participants



18. June
PDC in North America
It looks there will no repeat of the PDC North America Tour this year. Instead from 22. - 24. August in Kingston, Ontario, Canada the PDC Spectacular will be played, in which 32 players qualified from four qualifiers in course of the tournament will take part. The tournament winner qualifies for the first round of the PDC World Championship. In addition other players from North America might be invited for the World Championship.



World Matchplay
The next major event of the PDC will be the World Matchplay which will take place from 19. - 27. July in Blackpool. Before the cutoff date only the two European Tour Events in Salzburg and in Gibraltar will be played.
Here an overview who would be qualified at the moment.
World Matchplay



The World
Japanese Haruki Muramatsu won the second tournament of this year's World soft dart tournament series, which took place last weekend in La Rochelle in France. For the tournament 256 participants had registered, among them beside Muramatsu some other players who had taken part before in the PDC World Cup such as the Americans Larry Butler and Darin Young and the young Canadian Shaun Narain, who was defeated by Muramatsu in the final. The semifinals reached Raymond Carver and Larry Butler.
The World



European Darts Open
The European Darts Open, which will be played at the weekend before the World Matchplay in Duesseldorf, have a schedule that's slightly different from the other European Tour Events of the PDC.
The first round will be played on Friday, 11. July in in the afternoon session on two stages and in the evening session the second round matches of seeds 9 - 16 will follow. On Saturday the second round matches of seeds 1 - 8 take place in the afternoon session while the evening session will brings the third round. On Sunday only an afternoon session will be played with quarter finlas, semi finals and the final.
European Darts Open



16. June
Tickets PDC World Championship
From today LivePDCTV subscribers can buy tickets for the PDC World Championship 2015. Next Monday the remaining tickets will go on general sale. As last year See Tickets is the official box office and the PDC again warns against purchasing tickets from other sources.



PDC Rankings
After Players Championships 11 and 12 last weekend the Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



Anderson and Whitlock win in Coventry
Winners of the two Players Championships at the weekend in Coventry were Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock.
Gary Anderson won the 11. Players Championship on Saturday and defeated in the final his Scottish fellow countryman Robert Thornton. The semifinals reached Ronny Huybrechts and Joe Cullen. Winner of the 12. Players Championship on Sunday was Simon Whitlock who defeated James Wade in the final. In the semifinals stood Michael van Gerwen and Brendan Dolan.
Results
Pro Tour



German Masters
At the weekend in Kirchheim in Germany the German Masters took place.
The Team contests on Saturday were won by the men's team from Berlin and the ladies team from Nordrhein Westfalen.
On Sunday the singles were played. Jyhan Artut won the men's singles, the ladies singles winner was Irina Armstrong, the girls contest was won by Lea Wüllner and winner of the boys contest was Martin Schindler.



13. June
PDC World Championship 2015
The PDC today announced first details of the PDC World Championship 2015.
The World Championship will be played from 18. December 2014 to 4. January 2015 with the usual break over Christmas and the New Year. All in all the price money of the this time betting firm William Hill sponsered tournament was increased The price money for the winnser and the prelimnary round participants is the same as last year but all players placed in between will get more.
Schedule
Tournament Information and Price Money Overview



Pro Tour Weekend
Today in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry the next Pro Tour Weekend will begin.
Tonight the UK Qualifier for the sixth event of the European Tour - the European Darts Open - will take place, while on Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 11 and 12 will be played.
Participants, Results



12. June
Darts Performance Centre

The follow-up to the last Coaching Clinic which deals with the topics : "Pay attention to your target" and "Have a smooth trigger squeeze"
Coaching Clinic 22




Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

Of course the sensational win of the American men's team over the usually so dominant English team has to be celebrated!!!
Der WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 9





10. June
WDF/BDO Results
Winners of the BDO Pontins International Open 2014 are Deta Hedman - who defeated in the final Anastasia Dobromyslova, Martin Adams, who defeated Tony O'Shea, and the Welsh Youth Rhys Griffin.
Dutch Aileen de Graaf and Remco van Eijden are the winners of this years Swiss Open. The youth title went do a Dutchman as well - to Javanico Jansen.
The New Zealand Canterbury Open were won by Greg Moss and Tina Osborne.



Team Netherlands wins PDC World Cup
Tournament favourit Team Netherlands won the final of thes PDC World Cup with a 3:0 win over Team England. Michael van Gerwen defeated both Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld celebrated a win over Adrian Lewis.
Team Netherlands won on the final day first against Team Belgium and then in the semi-finals against the team from Noethern Ireland, while Team England progressed with wins over South Africa and Australia in to the final.
Report Final



Interview with Jyhan Artut

To get attuned to the PDC World Cup, which will begin tomorrow in Hamburg, an interview with Jyhan Artut, who since the inaugural tournament in 2010 is member of the German team.
This time he will stand together with Andree Welge at the oche.
To the Interview



7. June
PDC World Cup - Day 1
Host Nation Germany was already eliminated firt round by the srong playing Team South Africa. Both favourites for winning the tournament - Team England and Team Netherlands - had no problems with their opponents from Thailand and Italy and progressed into second round. Beside Germany the as well seeded Teams from Finland, Canada and the Republic of Ireland are already out as well, surprisingly still in are Team Poland and Team Singapor.
Report Day 1



6. June
PDC World Cup
Today in Hamburg the PDC World Cup begins.
The first round will be played in an afternoon and an evening session. While Team Germany will play in the afternoon against Team South Africa the tournament fovourites will stand at the oche tonight.
PDC World Cup, Schedule, Results



4. June
Dartoids World
Unsurprisingly Dartoid experiences some adventure when travelling through Asia. But not even he was prepared for this:
Stefan Lord tried to kill me!



Bulls Super League Eastern
By now Bulls Superleague Eastern completed his second League day.
As last year Mensur Suljovic is the dominating player and he heads the table with a margin of 10 points in front of second of the table Zoran Lerchbacher.
Bulls Super League Eastern



2. June
PDC Challenge Tour
On Sunday in Wigan two more tournaments of the PDC Challenge Tour were played.
In the first event Alan Tabern could celebrate against Luke Woodhouse his third Challenge Tour win of the season. In the second tournament Jay Foreman was the winner, he defeated in the close final Max Hopp with 5:4.
Challenge Tour



PDC Youth Tour
On Saturday the PDC Youth Tour played two events in Wigan.
Adam Hunt with a 4:3 win over Rowby-John Rodriguez got his third win on the Youth Tour. In the second event Nick Kenny won the final 4:1 against Sam Hewson.
Youth Tour



PDC World Cup
The PDC hat has now published the exact schedule of the PDC World Cup, which will be played from Friday, 6. June in Hamburg.
The tournament will be opened on Friday adternoon with the match between Team Finland and Team Poland. The German Team Artut/Welge will play as well during the afternoon session against Team South Africa. In The evening reigning champion Team England will be amongst the playing teams and will play against Team Thailand.
PDC World Cup, Schedule



Van Gerwen wins Dubai Darts Masters
Michael van Gerwen won the Dubai Darts Masters for a second time - he defeated in the final Peter Wright with 11:7.
Van Gerwen had reached the final with wins against James Wade and Adrian Lewis while Wright first defeated Phil Taylor and than Dave Chisnall.



28. May
Dubai Darts Masters
The Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters will be played tomorrow and on Friday.
Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen tomorrow will play against James Wade, Adrian Lewis against Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock will play Dave Chisnall and Phil Taylor Peter Wright. On Friday the semifinals and the final will follow.
The tournament will be televised by Sky Sports.



PDC Rankings
After the Players Championships the last weekend the Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



WDF Results
Winners of the Finish Open were Jeffrey de Graaf from the Netherlands and Anna Forsmark from Sweden. The youth title won Swede Matthias Flodin.
The Hungarian Open were won by Paul Coughlin from Scotland and Hungarian Veronika Ihasz gewonnen. The youth titles won Austrian Franko Giuliani and Hungarian Vivien Czipo.
Winners of the Lithunian Open were Latvian Madars Razma and Finn Lumi Silvan.



26. May
Darts Performance Centre

Coaching Clinic gives some advice how to overcome nerves and presents "Golf Ball Stems".

Coaching Clinic 21




Wright and Jenkins Winners in Crawley
Peter Wright and Terry Jenkins won the two Players Championships at the weekend in Crawley.
On Saturday Peter Wright defeated Justin Pipe in the final, Benito van de Pas and Jamie Caven stood in the semifinals. On Sunday Terry Jenkins for the dirst time in two years won the titel, he defeated in the final Stephen Bunting 6:3. The semifinals reached Justin Pipe and Andy Hamilton. Johnny Haines threw in the third round a nine-darter against Jelle Klaasen.
Through the UK Qualifier for theGibraltar Darts Trophy among others Richie Burnett, Wes Newton and Kevin Painter qualified for the event.
Results



Polish Open/Police Masters

The titles of the Polish Open this year went to Alan Norris, Aileen de Graaf, Kyana Fraunefelder and Maikel Verberk. Geert de Vos threw a nine-darter in the semi-finals.
Winners of the Police Masters were Scott Waites, again Aileen de Graaf, Michelle Verberk and for the second time of the weekend Maikel Verberk.



23. May
Pro Tour Weekend in Crawley
This weekend in Crawley Players Championships 9 and 10 will be played. Phil Taylor didn't register for the weekend - all other Top players will stand at the oche.
The weekend will begin tonight with the UK Qualifier for the fifth European Tour Event - the Gibraltar Darts Trophy.
Participants, Results



22. May
Van Barneveld wins Premier League
Raymond van Barneveld won through an all Dutch final against Michael van Gerwen with 10:6 and for the first time is Premier League Champion. Van Barneveld took part in every Premier League since 2006 but never managed to reach the final. Today he first defeated in the semi-finals Phil Taylor 8:5 and then prevailed the high class final - in which both players averaged over 100 and threw 11 180s - thanks to his better accuracy on the doubles of almost 59 percent.
Van Gerwen progressed into the final with a 8:7 win over Gary Anderson.
Results
Report and Statistics



Keegan Brown new PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion
Englishman Keegan Brown won the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship which was played after the semi-finals of the Premier League in the O2 Arena in London. He defeated Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez with 6:4. Rodriguez first had the lead in the match but then missed too many opportunities
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



21. May
Premier League
Tomorrow in London the Play-Offs of this years Premier League will be played.
The match between Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will open the evening, the semi-final between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will follow. For the betting companies reigning champion Michael van Gerwen is favourite to win again.
Before the final of the Premier League the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will take place.
Schedule, Results



19. May
Welsh Open

Winners of this years Welsh Open were Anastasia Dobromyslova und Martin Adams.
Anastasia Dobromyslova defeated in the final Deta Hedman 5:2. Martin Adams was a 6:2 winner over Gary Robson.




PDC Challenge Tour
The PDC Challenge Tour played two more events at the weekend as well.
In the first tournament Alan Tabern got his second win of the year and now leads the table. Winner of the second tournament was Alex Roy.

PDC Challenge Tour



PDC Youth Tour
At the weekend two more events of the PDC Youth Tour were played.
The first tournament was won by Dimitri van den Bergh - his second win on the Youth Tour this year. In the second tournament the former PDC Unicorn Youth World Champion James Hubbard prevailed.
PDC Youth Tour



Bulls Superleague Germany
At the weekend the third weekend of the Bulls Superleague Germany was played.
Dominating player was Kevin Münch, who got 14 wins and climbed to the third place in the league table where he sits only one point behind the two tops of the table Maik Langendorf and Max Hopp. Andree Welge follows with 34 points on the fourth place of the table. Karsten Koch-Weikert had not been able to take part in the weekend.
Bulls Superleague Germany



16. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC announced the draw for the first round of the PDC Worldcup.
Reigning champion Team England will play against the team from Thailand while number 2 seed - team Netherlands - will stand against Team Italy at the oche. The host nation team Germany has got the team from South Africa as opponent.
PDC World Cup



15. May
Premier League
Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson qualified with wins against Robert Thornton and Raymond van Barneveld on the last league day of Premier League for the Play Offs. Peter Wright lost to Michael van Gerwen and couldn't qualify. In the first match of the evening Adrian Lewis defeated Dave Chisnall.
So now in the Play Offs which will be played next Thursday in the O2 Arena in London Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will meet while reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play against Gary Anderson.
Schedule, Table, Results



13. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC today announced first details of the PDC World Cup which will be played this year from 6. to 8. June in Hamburg.
This year the field of participants was enlarged to 32 teams - 16 seeded and 16 unseeded. The unseeded will be drawn against the seeded The tournament will knockout throughout. The draw will take place on 15. May.
Reigning champion team England consists again of Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis and is seeded as number 1.
PDC World Cup



12. May
Bulls Münsterland Trophy and Classics
The two tournaments were played at the weekend and both were WDF, BDO and DDV ranked.
The winners of Saturday's Bulls Münsterland Trophy were Rick Hofstra and Deta Hedman. The titles of the Bulls Classics an Sunday won Scott Mitchell and Lisa Ashton. The youth tournaments had with Lena Edge and Martin Schindler two German winners.



9. Mai
Premier League
After the 14. league day Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Peter Wright still fight for the last two Play Off places. Anderson and Taylor both have after the win over Chisnall respectively the draw against Peter Wright both now 18 poinst - one point more then Wright who with Michael van Gerwen next week has an extremly tough opponent.
In the Dutch clash Michael van Gerwen won against Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis got against Robert Thornton his fourth win of the season and now sits on place six of the table.
Report



8. May
WDF/BDO Results
Winners of the Estonia Open were Belgian Geert De Vos and Kirsi Viinikaine from Finland. The New Zealand North Island Masters were won by Craig Pullen and Sha Hohipa.
Deta Hedman won both the ladies tournament of the Denmark Masters and of the Denmark Open. The men's titles won Jeffrey de Graaf and Alan Norris. The youth events of the Denmark Masters were won by Samantha Krop and Jaimy van Bavel. Winners of the youth events of the Denmark Masters were Sofie Jahn Bendorff and Berry van Peer.



PDC Rankings
After the two Players Championships there were som changes in the PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit. Beside the Scandinavian Order of Merit was updated.
PDC Rankings



7. May
Easter Competition

We've got a winner: Simon Metzger won the Phil Taylor Darts and will soon receive them.
Many thanks to all who did take part, most answers to both the original question and the tie-breaker question were right so in the end we had to draw the winner.



Premier League Darts
On the 14. and penultimate Leage Day Premier League tomorrow travels to Newcastle.
Might be the league day will decide who will take part in the Play Offs. At the momemnt five players are still in the race. Gary Anderson will open the evening against Dave Chisnall who had to bury his hopes last week.in the second match with Robert Thornton and Adrian Lewis two players will meet who have no chance either. In the third match Phil Taylor will play against Peter Wright, both at the moment number three and four of the table. The match between the two players on top od the table - Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will end the evening.
Schedule, Tabel, Results



5. May
Thornton winner in Wigan
Robert Thornton won at the weekend both Players Championships in Wigan.
On Saturday he defeated Keegan Brown in the final, Gary Anderson and Peter Wright stood in the semi-finals. On Sunday Thorntons opponent in the final was Terry Jenkins - both players averaging over 105 -, the semi-finals reached Stephen Bunting and Simon Whitlock.
Participants, Results



Austrian Darts Open
All top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit seem to intend to take part in the Austrian Darts Open - among them Michael van Gerwen Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor.
In the UK Qualifier last Friday beside other players Dean Winstanley, Terry Jenkins and John Part qualified for the event. The European Qualifier and the Host Nation Qualifer will take place on the Friday before the tournamnt will beginn - the 19. June - in Salzburg.
Participants, Schedule



2. May
Pro Tour weekend Wigan
This weekend in Wigan another Pro Tour Wochenende will take place.
It begins already today with the UK Qualifier for the next event of the European Tour - the Austrian Darts Open. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 7 and 8 will follow.
Participants, Results



Premier League
While after the 13. league day of Premier League it's clear that beside Robert Thornton Dave Chisnall and Adrian Lewis have no chance to progress into the Play-Offs the other five players still fight for the four places in the top four. Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld with both 20 points have the best chances. Phil Taylor has now 17 points and stands on place three in the table. Peter Wright and Gary Anderson follow with 16 points each on places 4 and 5.
Report and Statistics



30. April
Premier League
On the 13. league day Premier League tomorrow will reach Birmingham. Once again there will be five matches - this time Phil Taylor and Dave Chisnall will stand at the oche twice.
Dave Chisnall will open the evening against Robert Thornton. The match is followed by a classic between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld. Then Gary Anderson will fight against the reigning champion Michael van Gerwen for a place in the Play Offs. Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright will meet in the fourth match and the clash between Phil Taylor and Dave Chisnall will end the evening.
Schedule, Table, Results



Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

In his eighth article Adam "Thorn" Smith reports about another personal highlight which was a real upset.
The WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 8




29. April
More Additions Who is Who

From time to time additions to the Who is Who are necessary. Today we have got Fallon Sherrock, John Michael, Karin Krappen, Jeroen Geerdinck and Rick Hofstra.




28. April
SDC Tour
The strong players from Finland dominated again the second weekend of the Scandinavian Tour which took place in Sweden. All three events were won by a player from Finland. Winner of the Swedish Darts Masters was Jani Haavisto, Winner of the Swedish Darts Masters was Marko Kantele and the Swedish Darts Open was won by Jarkko Komula who now is first in the SDC Order of Merit.
SDC Tour



PDC Development Tour
At the weekend both on the PDC Challenge Tour and on the PDC Youth Tour two tournaments were played in Wigan.
Both Challenge Tour events were won by Colin Fowler, a 51 year old player from Birmingham who now heads the ranking.
Both Youth Tour were won by players as well who could celebrate their first wins: Sam Hewson and George Killington.
Challenge Tour
Youth Tour



DDV Rankings
The DDV Rankings were updated.
DDV Rankings



25. April
Premier League
While Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld after wins in Manchester are very close to a Play Off place Robert Thornton who had to play twice and got a draw and a defeat has now no chance to reach the top four.
Gary Anderson who played twice as well with both matches ending 6:6 now has as Phil Taylor 14 points. Peter Wright won against Robert Thornton kept his third place in the table.
Report, Statistics



24. April
Premier League
Today the Premier League travels for the 12. League Day to Manchester.
Again five matches will be played. This time Robert Thornton and Gary Anderson will have to play twice. The match between Robert Thornton and Peter Wright will kick off the evening. In the second match Gary Anderson will play against Phil Taylor.After that Raymond van Barneveld will meet Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen will meet Dave Chisnall. In the last match of the evening Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton will stand at the oche.
Results, Table



Rankings updated
Due to several tournaments there were changes in the rankings of the PDC and the BDO. The rankings were updated.
BDO/WDF Ranking
PDC Ranking



22.April
Taylor wins German Darts Masters
In a thrilling final Phil Taylor defeated Michael van Gerwen with 6:4. Before Taylor won convincingly on the last day of the tournament against Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and Stephen Bunting while Michael van Gerwen defeated David Pallett, Steve Beaton and Adrian Lewis to reach the final.
Results
Report, Statistics



Easter Competition

Thanks to Target we can raffle in our Easter Competition a set of the new Phil Taylor Target Darts.
Conditions of participation and the questions to answer you can find here:
Easter Competition

Should you be interested in an analysis of Phil Taylor's throw you can find that here:
Unicorn Technique Spotlight - Phil Taylor
Darts Performance Centre: Phil "The Power" Taylor



19. April
German Darts Masters
Today in Berlin the German Darts Masters will begin with the afternoon- and the evening session of the first round in which only the qualifiers play.
Yesterday in Berlin the host nation qualifier and the European qualifier for the tournament took place. In the host nation qualifier Jyhan Artut, Max Hopp, Andree Welge and Marcel Hausotter came through. Among the European qualifiers are Raymond van Barneveld, Vincent van der Voort and the two fins Jarkko Komula and Jani Haavisto.
Participants, Schedule, Results



16. April
Premier League
Tomorrow Premier League travels for the 11. league day to Aberdeen. Of course the Scottish players will be in the focus: Gary Anderson will play against Adrian Lewis, Peter Wright against Dave Chisnall and Robert Thornton against Raymond van Barneveld. But the other two matches of the evening look promising too: Michael van Gerwen has to play twice - in his first match he'll meet Phil Taylor and in the last match of the evening Adrian Lewis who will stand twice at the oche too.
Schedule, Table, Results



PDC Rankings
Due to the two Players Championships last weekend there were some changes in the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Order of Merit, where among others Robert Thornton by his win on Sunday climbed up on 12.place. Both rankings were updated.
PDC Ranking



14. April
German Darts Masters

The German Darts Masters on the Sunday after the Bulls German Open in the same venue.
The titles won Martin Phillips, who had reached semi-finals of the Bulls German Open the day before and Deta Hedman, who defeated Irina Armstrong in the final.



Bulls German Open
Winner of this years Bulls German Open are Darryl Fitton and Anastasia Dobromyslova, who defeated in their finals James Wilson and Lorraine Winstanley. Best German participnats were Maik Langendorf, who stood in the quarterfinals , and Irina Armstrong, who lost in the semi-finals. The youth titles won Shany Wastyn and Colin Roelops.
Bulls German Open



Brenden Dolan and Robert Thornton win in Wigan
Brendan Dolan and Robert Thornton are the winners of the two Players Championships played at the weekend in Wigan.
Brendan Dolan won on Saturday and defeated Michael Smith in the final. James Hubbard and Gary Anderson stood in the semi-finals.
Robert Thornton won Players Championship 6 on Sunday - he defeated in the final Ian White. the semi-finals reached Phil Taylor and Kyle Anderson.
Results



Interview with Steve Brown
Steve Brown is one of the younger players on the PDC Pro Tour. Beside his career in darts he already for several years pursues the objective to introduce children to the sport.
On my way back from the UK Open in Minehead I stopped off in Bristol and talked to him about his Darts Academy.
To the Interview



11. April
PDC Pro Tour Weekend
On Saturday and Sunday in Wigan Players Championships 5 and 6 will be played.
While Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen have registered for the weekend Adrian Lewis will not take part.
Results



Premier League
Raymond van Barneveld won in Sheffield both matches and now is second on the tabel while Peter Wright was defeated twice and now is third. With a win over Adrian Lewis Phil Taylor for the first time now is under the top four. Michael van Gerwen won as well and stays head of the table. Gary could celebrate a win as well but still sits outside the top four on sixth place.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



10. April
Darts Performance Centre
The Coaching Clinic discusses whether the mental part of the sport is really important??? Good preparation is not only practice - a bit of advice!

Coaching Clinic 20



9. April
Premier League
For the tenth league day Premier League travels to Aberdeen, five matches will be played.
Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld both will stand twice at the oche - Wright against his Scottish fellow country man Gary Anderson and against Raymond van Barneveld, while the Dutch player will play beside Dave Chisnall. Michael van Gerwen will meet Robert Thornton and Phil Taylor Adrian Lewis.
Schedule, Table



8. April
PDC World Championship 2015
As the PDC announced for the next two years the online betting company William Hill will be the main sponsor of the PDC World Championship. Willam Hill already had sponsored the Grand Slam of Darts.
The advance ticket sale for the tournament will probably start in June, then the tournament details will be published as well.



BDO/WDF Results
Winners of the Riga Masters 2014 were Darius Labanauskas and Irina Armstrong.
Mark Budd and Paula Jacklin got the titles of the Gibraltar Open.



7. April
PDC Challenge Tour
Matthew Edgar won the fourth event of the PDC Challenge Tour - he defeated in the final Mark Frost 5:4.
The semi-finnals reached Dirk van Duijvenbode - who already stood in the semi-finals of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship on Saturday - and Kevin Thomas.
Challenge Tour



British Internationals
All contests were won by the teams from England. On second place ended the Scottish teams while the Welsh teams could celebrate only one win - the ladies team won against the ladies from Scotland.



6. April
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez and Englishman Keegan Brown reached the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship, which will be played during the Premiere League Play-Offs on 22. May in the O2 Arena in London.
In the semi-finals stood Dirk van Duijvenbode and Kurt Parry.
In the following Youth Tour Event Belgian Dimitri van de Bergh defeated in the final Canadian Shaun Narain.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Youth Tour



British Internationals
The British Internationals, in which the Teams from England, Schottland and Wales clash, take place this weekend The tournament is streamed live on:England Darts Live Streaming



The World 2014 1
Adrian Gray won the first event oif this year's World tournament series, which was played in Macau. He defeated in the final Yuji Eguchi from Japan. In the semi-finals stood Christian Perez from the Philippines and Croatian Boris Krcmar.
The World



4. April
Premier League
Wes Newton is the second player beside Simon Whitlock to be relegated from this year's Premier League. He lost in the battle to survive against Dave Chisnall 5:7. Due to Newtons defeat Robert Thornton will stay in the tournament as well despite he lost 4:7 to Phil Taylor. Michael van Gerwen stays with one point in advance of Peter Wrigth at the head of the table while Phil Taylor is now fifth within the grasp of the Play-Off places.
Report, Statistics



2. April
Judgement Night
The Premier League caravan travels tomorrow for Judgement Night to Cardiff.
While Simon Whitlock is already out three players still battle to survive. Robert Thornton, Dave Chisnall and Wes Newton all have six points. Each of them would stay in the tournament with a win, for Thornton and Chisnall due to the legdifference a draw could be enough. Newton would survive with a draw should Thornton lose to Phil Taylor.
The PDC has changed the schedule and the two "relegation matches" now will end the evening. The Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff is sold out.
Results, Table



Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

In his seventh World Cup article Adam "Thorn" Smith reports about a for him exceptional tournament day!
The WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 7




1. April
Dartoid arrested
Yesterday one coulds read on Dartoid's internetsite that he had been arrested in Ruanda.
Today a detailed fax from him was published by his webmaster:

Fax from Dartoid in Ruanda



31. March
PDC Development Tour
At the weekend another Development Tour weekend was played tin Reading. The Youth Tour event was won by Dutch Mike Zuijdwick who will represent his home country in the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship. Winner of the challenge tour event was Alan Tabern.


Youth Tour
Challenge Tour



Bull's Superleague Germany
On Saturday and Sunday the second tournament weekend of Bull's Super League Germany took place.
Maik Langendorf stayed head of the table - he celebrated 12 wins. He's followed closely by Max Hopp with the same number of points on place two. Andree Welgeis on third place with only one point less.
Bull's Superleague Germany



PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Last week the last international qualifiers for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship were played. For Italy Vincenzo Masciarelli qualified, for Austria Fredi Gsellmann and for Germany Justin Webers and Martin Schindler filled the places. The tournament will take place on 5. April in Reading
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship 2014



28. March
Premier League
Simon Whitlock is the first player to be relegated from this year's Premier League. He managed a draw against Wes Newton but would have needed a win to be able to stay in the tournament. Who will be the second player to be relegated will be decided next week - endangered are Wes Newton, Dave Chisnall and Robert Thornton.
Phil Taylor saved himself with a draw against Raymond van Barneveld. Michael van Gerwen won the battle of the two heads of the table with 7:5 over Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall played 6:6 as well and Gary Anderson defeated Wes Newton 7:3.
Report, Statistics



DDV Ranking Tournament in Karlsruhe
Kevin Münch won the men's singles, Irina Armstrong prevailed in the ladies singles. The boy's tournament winner was Kevin Troppmann while the girl's title got Christina Schuler. The men's pairs winners were Gößwein/Schröder, the ladies pairs were won by Willkomm/Zwitkowitsch. Winners of the additional singles were Robert Allenstein and Stefanie Zwitkowitsch.
The DDV Rankings were updated.
DDV Rankings



26. March
Premier League
Tomorrow Premier League travels to Dublin.
It's the penultimate day of the first half of the season and the relegation battle is not yet decided. Beside Simon Whitlock especially threatened are Wes Newton and Dave Chisnall whereby Wes Newton will stand at the oche twice as he had to miss out a league day due to illness. Newton will play against Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson. Beside Andrian Lewis will meet Dave Chisnall, Michael van Gerwen will meet Peter Wright and Phil Taylor will play Raymond van Barneveld.
Results, Table



25. March
Dartoids World
In his newest column Dartoid picks up on three controversies which stirred the world of darts in the last few weeks and illustrates his opinions.
Taylor, Panuncialman und Eccles: three controversies, three opinions.



BDO/WDF and PDC Rankings
The BDO/WDF and the PDC Rankings were updated.
In the BDO/WDF Rankings it catches one's eye that Martin Adams is back quite near the top. in the PDC Order of Merit Gary Anderson moved from place 16 up to place and James Wade is back on fifth place.
BDO/WDF Ranking
PDC Ranking



24. March
Hal Open
Mostly Dutch players stood at the oches of the Hal Open in Venray in the Netherlands. Nevertheless the singles titles were won by Martin Adams and Deta Hedman from England who defeated in their finals Wesley Harms and Trina Gulliver.
Winner of the men's pairs were Robbie Green/Jan Dekker, winner of the ladies pairs Rebecca Rose/Casey Gallagher. The mixed pairs won Martin Atkins/Rachel Brooks. The youth titles got Kyana Frauenfelder and Colin Roelofs.



Anderson and Taylor win at the weekend
Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor were the winners of the two Players Championships at the weekend.
On Saturday Anderson won Players Championship 3, he defeated in a close final Phil Taylor with 6:5. In the semi-finals stood Nigel Heydon and Christian Kist. Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen both threw a nine-darter during the tournament. Van Gerwen threw his nine-darter in his match against Phil Taylor which he lost 5:6.
On Sunday an impressive Taylor again reached the final and this time won 6:0 over Ian White. The semi-finals reached Mervyn King und Magnus Caris.
Results



21. March
Pro Tour Weekendin Crawley
Today in Crawley a Pro Tour weekend begins with the UK Qualifier for the third tournament of the European Tour - the German Darts Masters, which will be played over Easter in Berlin.
On Saturday and Sunday in Crawley the Players Championships 3 and 4 will take place.
Participants



Premier League
On the seventh league day of Premier League there were three draws. Dave Cisnall and Simon Whitlock shared points as did Robert Thornton and Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld. Only Michael van Gerwen - who now heads the league table - and Phil Taylor won their matches. Van Gerwen defeated Gary Anderson 7:5, Taylor got with the best performance of the evening a 7:1 win over Wes Newton and is out for sure of relegation zone.
Report and Statistics



20. March
Premier League
Today the Premier League will for the first time come to Leeds.
There the match between the two players at the bottom of the table - Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock - will open the evening. Phil Taylor needs to win more points against Wes Newton to climb really out of relegation zone. Head of the table Peter Wright plays against Raymond van Barneveld, UK Open winner Adrian Lewis will meet Robert Thornton. Match of the evening could be the clash between the two winners of last weekends Players Championships Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen.
Results, Table



19. March
PDC Dates
The European Championship will in 2014 be played - reduced to three days - from 24. - 26. October in Mülheim. The first round will now be played on Friday in an afternoon and an evening session instead beeing played over two days as in the years before.
As the venue in Reading is comparatively small there on the weekends 29../30. March and 5../6. April only one event of the Youth Tour and the Challenge Tour will be played. For that there'll be an additional weekend on 17../ 18. Mai in Coventry where two Youth Tour and two Challenge Tour events can take place.
As a result the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship will not be played on 4. April in Reading but before the Youth Tour Event on 5. April. 64 participants will play down to the final. The final will take place during the Premier League Play-Offs on 22. May in the O2 Arena in London.



18. March
BDO/WDF Results
Winner of the Torremolinos Singles are Peter Sajwani and Sarah Roberts. Peter Sajwani won together with Alan Norris the men's pairs as well, the ladies pairs won Anneke Kuijten and Paula Jacklin.
Lithunian Darius Labanauskas and Lumi Silvan from Finland won the Trakai Castle Cup.
The singles titles of the Australian West Coast Classic won Laurence Ryder and Corrine Hammond.



PDC Rankings
The UK Open and the first two Players Championships changed the Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit of the PDC. The Rankings were updated.
PDC Rankings



17. March
Minehead 3

The third and last article deals with the darts on the final day of the UK Open and tells you a little bit about Minehead as well. And it ends with a conclusion...
Minehead 3




UK Open Gallery
Finally the UK Open Gallery is online!!! The lighting conditions differed a lot and it was rather to take pictures of the main stage...

Gallery



Anderson and Van Gerwen win in Barnsley
Gary Anderson won the first Players Championship of the year. He defeated in the final Andrew Gilding with 6:5. In semifinals stood James Wade and Mervyn King. Adrian Lewis threw a nine-darter in the third round of the tournament. For Anderson it was already the third tournament win of the year.
The second Players Championship of the weekend was won by Michael van Gerwen who defeated Dean Winstanley 6:1 in the final. Sunday's semi-finals reached Kim Huybrechts and Raymond van Barneveld.
Results



14. March
PDC Pro Tour

This weekend in Barnsley the first two Players Championships 2014 will be played.
Beside Phil Taylor all PDC top players will stand at the oche.
Participants



Premier League
On the sixth evening of Premier League Phil Taylor against Dave Chisnall got his second win of the season and remove a little bit from last of the table Simon Whitlock who lost again against head of the table Peter Wright.
Other winners of the evening were Michael van Gerwen with a great performance against Wes Neton and UK Open winner Adrian Lewis. The match between Raymond van Barneveld and Robert Thornton ended in a draw.
Results, Table
Report and Statistics



12. March
Premier League
Tomorrow the Premier League will go on with the 6. league day in Nottingham fortgesetzt. Wes Newton will be back at the oche after he hadmissed out on the last league day and the UK Open due to illness.
It will be interesting to see how the two last of the table Simon Whitlock and Phil Taylor after their early elimination from the UK Open will fare and whether UK Open winner Adrian Lewis will be able to build on his run in the UK Open.



Minehead 2

In the second UK Open article main topic is the founder of the Butlin's Resorts Sir Bill Butlin - to be sure one of the most colourful characters of his time. But of course the darts of day two don't go short either!!
Minehead 2




Isle of Man Open
Winners of this year's Isle of Man Open, a BDO/WDF tournament, are Lorraine Winstanley who won the ladies final against Sharon Prins and Robbie Green who defeated James Wilson in the men's final.



9. March
Adrian Lewis wins UK Open
This years UK Open had a slightly surprising final in which Adrian Lewis and Terry Jenkins.
Terry Jenkins progressed into the final with a hard fought win over favourit Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis had an easier semi-final against Mervyn King who still suffers from his back problems. So it was not really astonishing Terry Jenkins couldn't keep up with a relenless Adrian Lewis who won the UK Open title with a clear 11:1 win.
Results
Report



UK Open - Quarterfinals
Winners of the quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon were Mervyn King, Terry Jenkins, Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen.
The biggest problems had Michael van Gerwen against a battling Ian White. In the semi-finals van Gerwen will meet Terry Jenkins, Adrian Lewis will play against Mervyn King.
Results
Report



With Raymond van Barnveld...

This year Global Darts again traveled to the UK Open.
The first article from Minehead is about the new venue of the UK Open and of course about the darts of the first day.
With Raymond van Barneveld through the first day




UK Open - Second Day, Fifth Round
In the fifth round both Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade were eliminated while Michael van Gerwen with a clear 9:4 win over Mark Webster progressed into the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals - which will be played on Sunday afternoon and all on main stage - reached as well Mensur Suljovic, Kevin Painter, Terry Jenkins, Adrian Lewis, Ian White, Brendan Dolan and Mervyn King.
The matches were followed by the draw for the quarterfinals.
Results, Draw Quarterfinals
Report



8. March
UK Open - Second Day, Round Four
While Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade and Michael van Gerwen are unwavering on the way to the UK Open title for the last two Riley's amateur qualifiers Simon Stevenson und Paul Hogan the challenge ended in the fourth round. As well unimpressed PDC Youth Tour player Aden Kirk continued his wwy. At the beginning of his match he did fall behind Peter Wrigth but then got into his stride and progressed with a 9:5 win into fifth round. Arian Lewis is after a close 9:8 win against Ronny Huybrechts as well still in the tournament.
After the matches the draw for the fifth Round followed.
Results, Draw Fifth Round
Report



UK Open - First Day, Evening
The evening session brought the first and probably biggest upset of the tournament when unknown Adan Kirk eliminated Phil Taylor. In the last match of the day Stephen Bunting could celebrate his first televised win in the PDC, a very close 8:9 win over Kevin Dowling.
After the matches the draw for the fourth round took place.
Results, Draw Fourth Round
Report



7. March
UK Open - First Day, Afternoon
Raymond van Barneveld, who already had entered the tournament in Round 1, played himself with two unfought wins over Tony Broughton uad Martin Stead into the third round.From the players satrting in preliminary round only Kevin McDine the afternoon. The biggest name to be eliminated in the afternoon was John Part who was whitewashed by Paul Hogan.

Results
Report



UK Open 2014
Today in Minehead the UK Open begin. In an afternoon and an evening session the Preliminary round and the first three rounds will be played. While in Bolton all boards where in the same venue in Minehead is played in three venues. Board 1 is in the main hall, boards 3 - 8 are upstairs in the same building and board 2 is in another building.
Schedule, Participants, Results
Tournament Information



Three Draws
On the fifth day of Premier League in Exeter not far from Minehead three matches ended in a draw.
Robert Thornton played two matches as Wes Newton had to withdraw due to illness. Against head of the table Peter Wright he managed a draw while he was defeated by last of the table. Phil Taylor suffered another defeat against Gary Anderson. Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Cisnall played 6:6 as did Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis.
Results, Table



4. March
Dartitis
Another article which deals with the dreaded condition.
Author Rockford was able to find a cure for himself ...
Rockford



3. March
SDC Weekend
The SDC as well played at the weekend the first two tournaments - the Scandinavian Darts Trophy and the Finland Cup. For both tournaments a lot of players had registered.
The Scandinavian Darts Trophy was won by Jani Haavisto, winner of the Finland Cup was Ulf Ceder who finally got his first win of the tour after he he had lost three times in the finals last year.
SDC Tour



PDC Tournaments
At the weekend the first tournaments of the PDC Youth Tour and the PDC Challenge Tour in this year took place. On Saturday two Youth Tour events were played; on Saturday two Challenge Tour events followed.
The Youth Tour tournaments were won by Nick Kenny and Lewis Venes
The Challenge Tour Events winners on Sunday were Jamie Robinson and Ron Meulenkamp.
Youth Tour
Challenge Tour



28. February
First win for Taylor
The fourth League Day of Premier League brought finally the first win for Phil Taylor who gave Australian Simon Whitlock no chance. All three Scottish players stayed unbeaten on this highclass and entertaining evening: Peter Wright overrun Adrian Lewis with 7:1, Robert Thornton just managed a draw against Wes Newton and Gary Anderson convinced 7:5 against Dave Chisnall. The till yesterday unbeaten Michael van Gerwen took his first beating against his impressive playing fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld.
Results, Table
Report and Statistics



Changes Tournament Calender
The PDC announced several changes in the PDC Calender. The venue of for several events of the Pro Tour, Youth Tour and Challenge Tour changed. Beside the last two Players Championships of the year were rescheduled from the beginning of November to the 22. and 23. November while the Grand Slam will be played from 8. - 16. Dezember - a week earlier then oiginally announced.
Updated Tournament Calender



27. February
Premier League
On the fourth League Day Premier League travels to Glasgow. So of course the three matches with a Scottish player will be in the limelight: Peter Wright will play against Adrian Lewis, Robert Thornton against Wes Newton and Gary Anderson against Dave Chisnall. Beside we'll see an all Dutch clash between head of the table Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld and a match between the two taillights of the table Simon Whitlock and Phil Taylor.
Table, Results



UK Open 2014
The PDC now published the draw for the Preliminary Round and the first three rounds of the Uk Open and the schedule for the first day of the tournament.
This year the tournament for the first time will be played only over three days, which means there will be on the first day, Friday 7. March an afternoon- and an evening session. In the afternoon the Preliminary, the First and the Second Round will be played on eight boards. In the evening the Third Round will follow. on eight boards as well.
Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



26. February
More additions Who is Who

New are: Aileen de Graaf, Madars Razma, Harley Kemp, Zoran Lerchbacher and Julio Barbero.





25. February
Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

When you come to New Foundland you should try to take part in a traditional kitchen party...
Der WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 6



UK Open 2014
After the last Riley's Qualifiers the field of participants in the UK Open now is complete.
Among last weekend's qualifiers is BDO player Paul Hogan who already took part in the inaugural UK Open in 2003.
Participants



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the UK Open Order of Merit were updated after the last three UK Open Qualifiers at the weekend.

PDC Rankings



24. February
UK Open 2014
Again all three UK Open qualifiers at the weekend had three differetn winners - this time it were Brendan Dolan, Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen .
On Friday Brendan Dolan defeated Jamie Lewis in the final, in the semi-finals stood Kim Huybrechts and Michael van Gerwen. On Sunday Gary Anderson defeated in the final his scottish fellow country man Robert Thornton and Justin Pipe and Andy Hamilton reached the semi-finals. On Sunday the winner was Michael an Gerwen who prevailed against Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis and Wes Newton stood in the semi-finals.
All in all 106 players qualified. The draw for the first round will take place this afternoon.
Participants



Open international German Dartschampionship
The ladies title secured Stefanie Lück, the men's singles tournament won Daniel Zygla. The Youth titles won Martin Schindler and Lena Edge.
The ladies pairs won Willkomm/Zwitkowitsc, the men's pairs Erkelenz/Patz. In the additionla singles on Sunday Stefanie Lück could celebrate a second win while Klaus Rohlederer won the men's tournament..



Winmau Six Nations Championship
The Winmau Six Nations Championship, in which the national teams from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the Netherlands played, took placxe at the weekend.
Both the ladies and the men's tournament ended with a win for team England. The ladies team consisted of Deta Hedman, Trina Gulliver und Lisa Ashton, for the men Scott Waites, Scott Mitchell, Tony O'Shea, James Wilson and Glen Durrant stood at the Oche.
Six Nations Championship



21. February
UK Open 2014
This weekend in Wigan the last three qualifiers for the UK Open will take place.
Again the field of participants will be huge. Phil Taylor - who won one of the first three qualifiers . will not take part.
Participants, Results



Taylor still without a win
Despite a much better performance and an average of over 100 Phil Taylor couldn't win against Premier League debutant Peter Wright and together with the as well still win-less Simon Whitlock stays at the end of the table. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen got against a bravely fighting Dave Chisnall his third win and heads the table. Winner of the evening to be sure was Robert Thornton against his fellow country man Gary Anderson, who neither managed to put any pressure on Anderson nor to stop him.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



20. February
Premier League
For the third day Premier League travels to the not yet sold out Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
Match of the eveniong will probably be the clash of the two Scotsmen Robert Thornton and Gary Anderson - Anderson, should he hit his doubles - will have the edge. It will be interesting to see how Phil Taylor after his two defeats will play against Peter Wright. Head of the table Adrian Lewis meets Wes Newton. World Champion Michael van Gerwen plays against Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld plays last of the table Simon Whitlock.
Table, Results



BDO/WDF Results
Anastasia Dobromyslova won the singles title of the Scottish Open and together with Lorraine Winstanley the ladies pairs. Robbie Green did the same in the men's tournaments: he won the singles title and together with Jamie Hughes the men's pairs.



19. February
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre investigates what gone wrong for Phil Taylor so far ...
Premier League 14 - Week Three 3




18. February
Michael van Gerwen wins Dutch Darts Master
Michael van Gerwen won in front of his home crowd the Dutch Darts Masters. He defeated in a high class final, in which both players averaged over 100, Mervyn King with 6:4.
In the semi-finals stood Brendan Dolan and Ian White.
Results
Report



15. February
Dutch Darts Masters
On the second day of the Dutch Darts Masters already eight of the Top 16 players were eliminated by qualifiers from the tournament. The afternoon session only survived Mervyn King, Dave Chisnall and Wes Newton. In the evening it were Brendan Dolan, Ian White, Kevin Painter, Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis out of the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit who progressed into the next round..
Results
Report



14. February
Dutch Darts Masters
On the first day of the Dutch Darts Masters - on which the qualifiers played one another in the first round matches - there were no upsets.
Many of the Home and the European Qualifiers were already eliminated from the tournament only the former BDO World Championship Christian Kist - who defeated Mensur Suljovic - Vincent van der Voort, a great playing Ronny Huybrechts, strong Fin Jarkko Komula and Dimitri van den Bergh will return tomorrow for the second round.
Results
Report



13. February
Premier League
On the second league day Premier League reached Bournemouth. Wes Newton managed to turn around the first match of the evening against Raymond van Barneveld and got a 7:5 win. Not as successful was Dave Chisnall but his match against Peter Wright ended despite Chisnall's very slow start in a draw. Gary Anderson clearly dominated the clash against Simon Whitlock and won 7:2. Phil Taylor again suffered a loss but at least won three legs against Adrian Lewis. Michael van Gerwen had some problems against Robert Thornton but in the end prevailed 7:5.
Results, Table
Report and Statistics



Dutch Darts Masters
After the European Qualifer the field of participants for the Dutch Darts Masters now is complete.
Qualified are: Jyhan Artut, Dimitri van den Bergh, Ronny Huybrechts, Fabian Herz, Bernd Roith, Jarkko Komula, Mensur Suljovic and Max Hopp.
The tournament starts tomorrow afternoon with the first round in which the qualifiers will stand at the oche. Again it will be televised live by the official PDC stream.
Participants, Schedule



12. February
Dutch Darts Masters
The Host Nation Qualifier for the Dutch Darts Masters had been antedated to Tuesday with regard to Raymond van Barneveld - who'll play again in the Premier League tomorrow night. But van Barneveld didn't succeed in the qualifier.The four Dutch qualifiers for the tournament are Jelle Klaasen, Kevin Voornhout, Vincent van der Voort and the former BDO World Champion Christian Kist.
The European Qualifier will be played tomorrow just prior the tournament in Veldhoven statt.
Participants, Schedule



UK Open 2014
Last weekend again in several towns in the UK Riley's qualifiers were played and eight more places in the tournament assigned. The best known qualifier is BDO player Andy Boulton who already for the fifth time for the UK Open. 2011 he had played himself under the last 16.
Participants



11. February
Dartoids World

A guest column for Valentine: What an eight year old thinks about Valentine...

Valentines are fucked!




PDC and WDF/BDO Rankings
The Rankings of the PDC and of the WDF/BDO were updated:
PDC Rankings
BDO/WDF Rankings



10. February
Wins for Hamilton, Bunting and Taylor in Wigan
The three UK Open Qualifiers in Wigan at the weekend had with Andy Hamilton on Friday, Stephen Bunting on Saturday and Phil Taylor on Sonntag three different winners.The opponents in the finals were Adrian Lewis, Andrew Gilding and once again Adrian Lewis. On Friday and on Sunday all in all six nine-darters were thrown: on Friday Terry Jenkins, David Ladley and Dave Chsinall were successfull, on Sunday David Pallett threw one nine-darter and Phil Taylor threw two, one of those in the final.



BDO Daily Mirror World Trophy
Winners of the inaugural BDO Daily Mirror World Trophy are Anastasia Dobromyslova and James Wilson.
Anastasia Dobromyslova prevailed 9:7 over the new BDO World Champion Lisa Ashton while James Wilson defeated in an as hard fought men's final Ross Montgomery with 13:11.

All in all it was a rather well-done first and gratifyingly most matches of the ladies and the men were televised.



7. February
UK Open 2014
From today till Sunday in Wigan the first three qualifiers for the UK Open will take place. The UK Open will be played this year from 7. - 9. March in Minehead
All PDPA members can play in the qualifiers - the Associate Members as well who took part in the Q School but couldn't win a Tour Card. So on all three days more then 200 players will stand at the oches.
Participants, Results



Premier League
This year's Premier League started with a bombshell: World Champion Michael van Gerwen defeated Phil Taylor with 7:0.
Another great performance showed Raymond van Barneveld, who prevailed 7:2 over a strong playing but chanceless Gary Anderson. Other winners were Adrian Lewis and the two debutants Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright.
Results, Table
Report and Statistics



6. February
Premier League
Tonight this year's Premier League will begin in the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The Premier League has a new main sponsor this year: Betway Odds.
Match of the evening will be the clash between the new PDC World Champion Michael van Gerwen and the 16times World Champion Phil Taylor. It will be interesting as well to see how the two Premier League debutants Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright will fare who will play against Robert Thornton and Wes Newton.
Participants, Tabelle, Results



Darts Performance Centre

Of course the Darts Performance Centre is interested in the Premier League as well...
Premier League 14 - Preview




BDO Daily Mirror World Trophy
After the qualifiers today in Blackpool the BDO Daily Mirror World Trophy will begin, a tournament which is played for the first time this year. Today the first part of the First Round of the ladies and men will be played. Among the men will be the BDO World Champion runner-up Alan Norris who will play former BDO World Champion Andy Fordham who's returned to the BDO.
The tournament is televised live by EuroSport.



UK Open 2014
This year the 32 places for the amateurs in the UK Open are again decided by Rileys qualifiers in several cities in England.
The first of the qualifiers already took place. Qualified are Aaron Holdstock, Carl Green, Ian Jones and the former PDC player Lionel Sams.
Participants



3. February
Dutch Open
Winner of the singles titles of the Dutch Open are Scotsman Ross Montgomery and Dutch Aileen de Graaf. The youth titles went to Dutch Mike van Duijvenboden and Wesley Hurrebrink and to Michelle Lindhardt from Denmark. The men's pairs won the English pair Richie George/Scott Mitchell, the ladies pairs the Englisch/Russian pair Lorraine Farlam/Anastasia Dobromyslova.



2. February
Gary Anderson wins German Darts Championship
Scotsman Gary Anderson defeated Justin Pipe in the final of the German Darts Championship in a close match 6:5 and won the title. Both players had shown strong performances on the final day and both players had convinced with their clinical finishing. In the thrilling final the lead had changed several times. Both players had chances in the deciding leg but Pipe couldn't hit the winning double while Anderson took his chance.
In the semi-finals Pipe defeated Jelle Klaasen 6:5. Anderson prevailed 6:4 against Ronnie Baxter.
Results
Report Day 3 - Third Round
Report Day 3 - Finale



German Darts Championship - Day 2
PDC World Champion Michael van Gerwen is one of the winners of the second round of the tournament - he defeated his fellow countryman qualifier Leon de Geus with 6:2 and reached the third round as did among others Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson, Mervyn King, Kim Huybrechts and Terry Jenkins.
Out of the tournament are seeded players Dave Chisnall, Brendan Dolan and - surprisingly - Peter Wright who in now way showed the form he had during the World Cahmpionship.
Results
Report Day 2



31. January
German Darts Championship - Day 1
The first round of the German Darts Championship brought a lot of one sided matches and wins for most of the favourites. Only Mark Dudbridge lost a close match Dick van Dijk. Raymond van Barneveld, Terry Jenkins, Andy Hamilton, Michael Smith and Ronnie Baxter all reached the second round. All host nation qualifiers are already out of the tournament.
Tomorrow the second round will be played where today's winners will meet the top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
Results



German Darts Championship
Today in Hildesheim the German Darts Championship will begin, the first tournament of the PDC European Tour 2014. The tournament will be streamed live on Official PDC Stream. From 2 pm British time the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
Yesterday the European and the Host Nation Qualifier took place. The following players secured themself a place in the first round: Magnus Caris, Raymond van Barneveld, Dirk Van Dijk, Jelle Klaasen, Dirk Van Duijvenbode, Dimitri van den Bergh, Leon de Geus, Ron Meulenkamp, Tomas Seyler, Fabian Herz, Max Hopp and Rene Eidams.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



BDO/WDF Rankings
All BDO/WDF rankings were updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings



30. January
Additions Who is Who
As always during big tournaments it turned out that there are still some gaps in the Who is Who.
Here the first additions: Rachel Brooks, Remco van Eijden, Glen Durrant, Beau Anderson and Dennis Lindskjold.



28. January
Adam "Thorn" Smith at the WDF World Cup

The opening ceremony is over and how do the players now pass the evening before the tournament starts? Adam accompanied his friends and reports from the first day of the World Cup as well.
WDF World Cup 2013 - Part 5



BDO/WDF Results
Paul Bolduc and Dianne Gobeil are the singles winners of the Quebec Open.
Winners of the Romanian Open are Scott Mitchel and Amanda Abbott.
The Las Vegas Open were won by the Welsh PDC player and former World Champion Richie Burnett and American Cali West.



27. January
German Darts Championship
The PDC today published the draw for the German Darts Championship which will begin this Friday in Hildesheim.
On Friday from 2 pm the qualifiers will play the 16 first round matches. On Saturday the 16 seeded Players will play the first round winners in an afternoon - and an evening session. Am Samstag spielen dann Phil Taylor, James Wade and Simon Whitlock will not be in Hildesheim.
The Host Nation Qualifier and the European Qualifier will be played on Thursday in Hildesheim.
Draw
Tournament Information



German Gold Cup
Last weekend in Bremen the German Gold Cup was played - a DDV tournament which counts for the WDF and BDO Ranking. So some international players had mixed among the German participants. Among those was in the ladies tournaments Aileen de Graaf from Holland who won the singles titles against Irina Armstrong which means she already got her Winmau World Masters ticket.
In the men's final two Dutchman faced one another: Jermaine Wattimena and Jan Dekker. Wattimena won the title. The men's pairs won Tomas Seyler/Andree Welge, the ladies pairs Steffi Zwitkowitsch/Andrea Beushausen. In the boys' tournament Kevin Troppmann prevailed, in the girl's tournament the just 12 year old Christina Schuler won the title.
Tournament Information



24. January
UK Open 2014
The UK Open Finals will be the next PDC Major played in 2014. While the UK Open till now always took place at the beginning of June they this year were moved to the 7. - 9. March. They will played no longer in the Reebook Stadium in Bolton but in Butlin's Resort in Minehead.
Instead of Speedy Hire Coral will be the main sponsor and the tournament will be televised no longer by Sky Sports but by ITV4. But this year the 32 qualifiers will come again from Rileys Sports Bars. The number of qualifiers for the PDPA Members was reduced from eight to six which will all be played over two Pro Tour weekends in February.
The price money was increased. Only the format of the tournament stayed the same.
Tournament Information
UK Open 2014



23. January
Switchover Games 2
While Ted Hankey let it be known he'll return to the BDO as he nerver really felt at home in the PDC even as he really enjoyed playing there, new BDO World Champion Stephen Bunting yesterday announced he'll switch in his family's interest to the PDC despite he loves playing BDO. Which consequences he'll have to expect by the BDO is not yet known. The PDC not yet reacted to the switch either.




Dartoid's World
For Dartoid the New Year didn't start well! It's not only he's no idea what about to write his column. No, beside it even looks like he will pass more time at the bar during the Las Vegas Open than with playing darts...

The 'Toid' is in a Slump!




Tournament Calendar updated
The Tournament Calendar was updated and amended. Several BDO/WDF torunaments were added as were the dates of the SDC Scandinavian Tour and the first dates of the "World" soft dart tournament series. Still missing are the dates of the PDC North American Tour which were not announced yet.

Tournament Calender 2014




21. January
PDC Awards Dinner
Yesterday evening in London the PDC Awards Dinner took place during which the players get their awards for the past year.
For the first time in many years Phil Taylor didn't get any award instead Michael van Gerwen was awarded Pro Tour Player of the year, PDC Player of the year and Fan's Player of the year. Peter Wright is " most improved player of the year" and PDPA Player of the year. Michael Smith is Young Player of the year. Sky commentator John Gwynne was introduced in the PDC Hall of Fame and Simon Whitlock got for his quarter final match during the European Championship the award for the best televised match of the year. Beside several players were awarded for their nine-darters thrown in the past year-



WDF Awards
The WDF handed out monetary awards to the players for their achievements during the past year. 2000 US Dollar got in the category "World" James Wilson and Deta Hedman.
Beside the firsts in the categories Europe, Asia/Pacific and America Both Youth and Seniors got 500 US Dollar each: Jan Dekker, Harley Kemp, Jim Widmayer, Fallon Sherrock, Lorraine Burn, Cindy Hayhurst, Colin Roelofs, Matthew Francois, Dawson Murschell, Casey Gallagher, Tiarna Smith and Alison Hall.



20. January
Darts Performance Centre
Dart players as well should make resolutions for the New Year!!! Here some advice how to find out on which parts of your game you should focus. And we tell you why you should aim your dart.
Coaching Clinic 19




European Tour
Yesterday in Wigan the UK Qualifyers for the German Darts Championship and the Dutch Darts Masters were played, the first two events of European Tour 2014.
Phil Taylor who's not among the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit who qualify automatically for the Tour events didn't register and will not take part in those first two tournaments. James Wade played the qualifiers but failed to qualify. But eight of the players managed to qualify even for both tournaments: Terry Jenkins, Richie Burnett, Wayne Jones, Mark Walsh, Stuart Kellett, Dean Winstanley, Steve Maish and Glenn Spearing who on the days before took part in Qualifying School but didn't manage to win a Tour Card.
German Darts Championship
Dutch Darts Masters
Tournament Information European Tour



19. January
Qualifying School - Day 4
On the last day of Qualifying School the four Tour Cards for the semi-finalists all were secured by players with experience on the Pro Tour. Steve West and Nigel Heydon return to the Pro Tour after injuries. Scotsman Jason Hogg had impressed as a PDPA Associate Member last year in the UK Open Qualifiers and Joe Murnan had to got through QS again after he had fallen out of the Top 64.
Beside those four Tour Cards further 24 Tour Cards were handed out according to the QS ranking. Among the players getting a Tour Card is former BDO World Champion Christian Kist as one of the players new on the circuit but there are players like William O'Connor as well who regained their Tour Cards.
PDC Qualifying School



17. January
Qualifying School - Day 3
On the third day of Qualifying School the first of the BDO players taking part could win a Tour Card - Scotsman Gary Stone. With Robert Owen another player from Wales secured himself a Tour Card. The other two Tour Cards got Pro Tour novice Tony Newell and Matt Padgett who already played on the Pro Tour for the last two years.
PDC Qualifying School



16. January
Qualifying School - Day 2
German Tomas Seyler managed to regain his Tour Card on the second day of Qualifyind School while the other three Tour Card winners today - Englishman Andy Parsons who threw a nine-darter ins last years Q-School but didn't get a Tour Card, Englishman Dave Bird and Welshman Gerwyn Price - are new on the Pro Tour.
PDC Qualifying School



Bad Moods
Bad moods can reduce motivation and focus in practice and competition.
Here some advice how to handle moods:
Mood Control




15. January
Qualifying School - Day 1
On the first day of Qualifying School Englishman Andrew Gilding and Spaniard Antonio Alcinas regained their Tour Card, which they had lost end of last year due to the places in the Order of Merit.
Beside two Tour Cards were won by the Pro Tour "novices" Australian Kyle Anderson and Benito van de Pas from the Netherlands.
PDC Qualifying School



14. January
Qualifying School
Tomorrow in Wigan this year's PDC Qualifying School will start for which 360 players have registered. The Q-School consists of four tournaments and all semi-finalists will win a Tour Card. Beside additional Tour Cards will be handed out according to the Q-School Ranking - it could be around 16 this year.
All those players who don't manage to get a Tour Card can take part in the new PDC Challenge Tour which together with the Youth Tour builds the PDC "Developing Tour".
With the exception of former BDO World Champion Christian Kist who wants to try his luck in the PDC there are no really suprising participants in Q-School this year.
PDC Qualifying School



BDO World Championship-Competition
The winner of the BDO World Championship Competition is Elliot Allen. As a lot of transmittals were similar there'll be two second prices for Gregg Tong and Christian Hoebert (!) And two consolation prices for Rabsmith2 and Michael Putz. Congratualations!!! I still need the addresses of Rabsmith2 and Elliot Allen.
A lot of partitipants predicted with Stephen Bunting the right new World Champion while neither men's finalist Alan Norris nor the women's World Champion Lisa Ashton were mentioned once...



13. January
PDC Premier League
The PDC today announced the schedules for the Premier League league days.
As last season again 10 players will compete till Judgement Day - the 3. April - when the two players at the bottom of the table will be eliminated and the tournament will be continued with the eight remaining players.
The first League Day of Premier League will be 6. February. It will take place in Liverpool and the match of the evening will be the clash between Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen.
Premier League 2014



Bulls Super League Darts
At the weekend in both the Super League Germany as in the Superleague Eastern the first two tournaments were played. So you can now find the first ranking on the site.
One of the qualifiers of Super League Darts Eastern, Ali Ghafouri, has already withdrawn and was replaced by Martin Kurecka.

Bull's Super League Darts Germany
Bull's Super League Darts Eastern



SDC Tour 2014
The SDC has published its tournament dates in 2014
This year there'll be three tournament weekends, one in Finland , one in Sweden and one in Denmark. Beside a qualifier for the European Championship will take place.
Scandinavian Circuit



12. January
Stephen Bunting BDO World Champion
With a deserved 7:4 win against Alan Norris Stephen Bunting won the BDO World Champion title.
Bunting had entered the tournament as the number 1 seed and favourit and won all his matches convincingly. At the beginning of the final he had some problems to hit his doubles but from the start throughout the match he scored better then Norris who's nerves more showed in his scoring. After the 3:3 break Bunting started to regain his accuracy on his doubles and secured his win with his second matchdart.
Report Final
Results
Result-Tables and Statistics



11. January
Lisa Ashton wins World Championship
Lisa Ashton defeated in the final of the World Championship Deta Hedman with 3:2. Hedman had a commanding 2:0 lead when she missed matchdarts in the third set and Aston won the set. Hedman never really recovered. Ashton on the other hand got stronger and stronger and won a really good final.
Lisa Ashton before had eliminated reigning champion Anastasia Dobromyslova while Hedman had defeated Ann Louise Peters.
In the men's semifinals Stephen Bunting got a clear 6:1 win against Robbie Green whom he outplayed. The second semifinal between Jan Dekker and Alan Norris was a real battle. Alan Norris kept his nerve in the deciding last set and progressed into the final against Stephen Bunting.
Results
Result-Tables and Statistics



Bull's Super League Darts
The qualifiers of the Bull's Super League Darts Germany are Thomas Obstfelder, Kieran Lindour, Colin Rice and Sladan Nedic.
For the Bull's Super League Eastern Ali Ghafouri, Dietmar Burger, Christian Kallinger and Patrik Kovacs qualified.
Bull's Super League Darts Germany
Bull's Super League Darts Eastern



10. January
Switchover Games
Co Stompe has announced that he'll return to the BDO. Stompe - who switched in 2008 from the BDO to the PDC had in 2013 only took part in an few tournaments and had far slipped down in the ranking.
The former BDO World Champion Christan Kist on the other hand has announced he'try his luck in the PDC an will take part in Qualifying School.



BDO World Championship
Tonight the last men's and ladies quarterfinals were played in Lakeside.
Lisa Ashton made short work of Dutch Tamara Schurr and progressed with a 2:0 win tinot the semi-finals. There she'll meet tomorrow reigning champion Anastasia Dobromyslova. Dobromyslova herself had got her hands full with 19 year old Fallon Sherrock to prevail though Sherrock weakend in set three a little bit.
In the men's tournament Jan Dekker in a hard fought match defeated Martin Adams who somehow missed out the first two sets and then just missed too many doubles. In the best match of the evening Alan Norris won thanks to his clinical finishing 5:2 against James Wilson.
Tommorrow the men's semifinals and the ladies semifinals and final will be played.
Results, Schedule
Result-Tables and Statistics



Bull's Super League Darts Eastern
The BSDL Eastern will start in its second season today as well. 12 of 16 places in the tournament series are already taken, the last four are on offer in todays's qualifier. At the weekend the first two tournaments will be played.
This year the participants will not get any price money only starting places in the qualifiers of the European Tour events. The winner of the play-offs will again win a place in the preliminary round of the PDC World Championship.
Bull's Super League Darts Eastern



European Tour 2014
Already at this month's end the first event of the European Tour will begin in Hildesheim. In 2014 there is a fundamental alteration in the European Tour - not the Top 32 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit are automatically qualified - only the Top 16 of this ranking are. The number of qualifiers didn't change, it still will be 32 as the Top 16 will only join the tournament in round two. The qualifiers will play the first round alone and the winners will meet the Top 16 in round two.

The UK Qualifiers for the first two Events will be played following the Q-School in Wigan, the European and the Host Nation Qualifier will be played on the day before the tournament starts - Thursday 30. January - in Hildesheim. Nor Phil Taylor nor Raymond van Barneveld nor James Wade are under the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit at the moment - they all would have to play the qualifiers to get into the tournament.
European Tour



9. January
BDO World Championship
The 6. day was the last day with an afternoon - and an evening session. In the afternoon the last second round matches of the men and the last first round match of the ladies were played. Jan Dekker and Martin Adams were the clear winners while both Aileen de Graaf and Lisa Ashton showed great performances. Ashton prevailed 1:2.
In the evening the first quarterfinal matches of both the men and the women were played. Julie Gore had another pitch black day and was eliminated by Ann Loiuse Peters from Denmark. In the second ladies quarterfinal Deta Hedman after a nervous start won 2:0 against the for Germany playing Irina Armstrong. From the men number 4 seed Robbie Green had no problems against Tony Eccles, while number 1 seed Stephen Bunting made life difficult for himself - he got 0:2 behind against Rick Hofstra before he managed to to pull himself together and to win five sets in a row.
Results
Result-Tables and Statistics



8. January
BDO World Championship
On the fifth day of the BDO World Championship the first second round matches of the men and another first round match of the women were played. In the afternoon Robbie Green and Stephen Bunting dominated their matches and progressed without problems into the quarterfinals. The third afternoon match was a very close and thrilling match - in the end Tony Eccles won 4:3 against Wesley Harms.
Ther evening started with another first round match of the women in which Irina Armstrong with a good performance defeated Sharon Prins 2:0. In the first match of the men Martin Atkins had to withdrew due to an elbow injury at his throwing arm. After that followed the match of the day between Alan Norris and Glen Durrant. Though Durrant never gave in he was not up to Alan Norris' fireworks. James Wilson progressed as last player of the day but had no easy match against Scott Mitchell.
Results
Result-Tables and Statistics



Bull's Super League Darts Germany
While it still not yet decided who will win the BDO World Championship in Lakeside and it's only a few days that the PDC World Championship is over already this Friday Bull's Super League Darts Germany will start the new season with the qualifier. This year again the winner of the final will get a place in the preliminray round of the PDC World Championship. Beside this the structure of the price money is different this year: the price money is linked to the ranking place but each player will get some price money. Linked to the ranking place as well the players will not have to pay the entrance fee for 1 - 8 European Tour Qualifiers.
As four of last year's players were excluded from participation four tournament places are on offer in the qualifier.
Bull's Super League Darts Germany



Qualifying School 2014
The PDC Qualifying School will take place from 15. - 18. January in Wigan. Registration is still open. The number of registrations is grwoing from day to day though till now there are no real surprises.
Participants



Interview with Scott Waites

In the Lakeside Country Club in Frinmley Green the BDO World Championship 2014 is played. Exactly the right time for an interview with Scott Waites, who won the title last year. This year he not even survived the first round but lost to a strong playing Alan Norris.
To the Interview



7. January
BDO World Championship
The last day of the BDO World Championship with first round matches of the men brought another big upset - Tony O'Shea was elimated by former World Champion Martin Adams. In the evening session with Jim Williams another seeded player was eliminated - against Glen Durrant he had no chance at all. Was Scott Mitchell against Paul Hogan the match of the afternoon the last first round match between number 2 seed James Wilson and the former World Champion Christian Kist developed in the till now best match of the tournament and Wilson had to dig deep to progress into second round. Beside Scott Mitchell and Stephen Bunting progressed.
The evening started with another first round match of the ladies which was the complete opposite of yesterday's ladies' match. Deta Hedman showed an impressive performance and defeated Lorraine Farlam 2:0.
Results
Result-Tables and Statistics



BDO World Championship Competition
The end of the first round of the men in the BDO World Championship gets closer and closer - and with it the deadline for the World Championship competition!!! Only mails which arrive before tomorrow afternoon the second round of the men will begin will be taken into account!
Competition



BDO World Championship
Today the last First Round matches of the men will be played.
Again there will be an afternoon - and an evening session and we'll see some interesting matches. In the afternoon Tony O'Shea, Scott Mitchell and number 1 seed Stephen Bunting will meet preliminary round winners Martin Adams, Paul Hogan and Jim Widmayer. In the evening the number 1 seed of the ladies, Deta Hedman, will play against Lorraine Farlam. The match between the number 2 men's seed James Wilson and the former BDO World Champion Christian Kist will end the evening. James Wilson is one of the favourites to win the title and Christian Kist showed during the Grand Slam he didn't unlearn how to play darts.
Partitipants, Schedule, Results
Competition
Result-Tables and Statistics



6. January
BDO World Championship
In the till now weakest match of the Women World Championship Julie Gore defeated Norwegian Rachna David 2:0. Julie Gore showed a few times of what she really is capable - but all it all it was not really good advertisement for ladies darts.
In both preliminary round matches the UK players won. With Darryl Fitton another seeded player was eliminated from the tournament while Jan Dekker, Geert de Vos and Ross Montgomery progressed to second round. For Montgomery it was hard work to prevail against Michael Meaney from Ireland.
Partitipants, Schedule, Results
Result-Tables and Statistics



4. January
BDO World Championship
Today in the Lakeside Country Club the BDO World Championship 2014 begins. In an afternoon and an evening session each a prelimary round match of the men, one match of the Women's World Championship and two first round matches of the men will be played.
Partitipants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information, Men
Tournament Information, Women



3. January
PDC World Championship Competition
The winners of the PDC World Championship Competition are Christian Hoebert, Tobias Pietsch and Matti Baumgarten. Christian Hoebert wins a set of Performance Darts and a one year membership in the Darts Performance Centre! He was the only who manage to predict three from four players in the semi-finals, one in the final and with Michael van Gerwen the right new champion.
I would need the addresses of all three winners!!!
Many thanks to all who took part! And perhaps you try your luck again in the BDO World Championship Competition...
BDO World Championship Competition



2. January
PDC World Championship - Gallery


Finally the PDC World Championship Gallery is online!
Gallery





1. January
Van Gerwen wins PDC World Championship
Michael van Gerwen - who after the early elimination of Phil Taylor from the tournament was tipped as the favourit - won the final against Peter Wright 7:4.
Van Gerwen soon got a lead but Peter Wright fighted back to 4:6. The 11. Set went into a deciding fifth leg in which Wright had darts to win the set. But he missed and van Gerwen ended the match, won the title and displaced Phil Taylor as number 1 of the PDC.
Results
Report Final




A Happy New Year to Everybody!!!









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