News 2015, January - December

Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!!



30. December
PDC World Championship - Twelfth Day
On day 12 of the PDC World Championship the last three third round matches were played.
The evening started with a really close, thrilling and high class match between Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall which was won in the tiebreak by Peter Wright. The following match between Mark Webster and Alan Norris felt almost boring especially as Norris dominated it from the beginning and won it 4:1. The last match of the evening was as thrilling, close and high class as the first and ended with the elimination of another favourite: Phil Taylor lost in another tiebreak to Jelle Klaasen.
Report and Statistics



29. December
PDC World Championship - Eleventh Day
On the 11. day of the World Championship beside the last second round match five third round matches were played.
In the last match of the second round Jelle Klaasen defeated Mervyn King with 4:2. In the first four matches of the third round with Michael Smith, James Wade, Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson all the favourites won without problems before the last match of the evening ended with a bombshell: the favourite to win the title, the number 1 of the world Michael van Gerwen was eliminated despite a great performance by his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld.
Report and Statistics



28. December
Darts Performance Centre

The PDC offers always a Hospitality Package for the PDC World Championship. What that means Paul Gillings from the Darts Performance Centre experienced who was invited by Unicorn to pass a day in the VIP area of the Alexandra Palace.
Most Hospitable!



PDC World Championship - Tenth Day
On the tenth day of the PDC World Championship the second round continued again in an afternoon and an evening session.
Alan Norris won in the afternoon session as clear against Joe Murnan as a little bit surprising Mark Webster against Terry Jenkins. A lot more problems had Mensur Suljovic against young David Pallett but somehow Pallet was never in the match in the last set. The first two matches of the evening were very one sided and ended with 4:0 wins for Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright. The last match of the evening was contingent on Taylor's double trouble and Painter's respect for Taylor. In the end Taylor won 4:1 but it was an arduous win.
Report and Statistics



Darts Performance Centre

After a short Christmas break the Darts Performance Centre is back. It has a look on the obvious flaws in Wes Newtons throwing technique.
We are back!!!



27. December
PDC World Championship - Ninth Day
On the ninth day of the PDC World Championship in an afternoon and an evening session six more second round matches were played.
In the afternoon session Michael Smith, Benito van de Pas and Vincent van der Voort were the winners - all with a 4:2 result. In the evening a close and thrilling match between Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting followed which the Dutchman won in the tiebreak. The other two matches were rather one sided and were won without problems by James Wade and Michael van Gerwen without losing a single set.
Report and Statistics



26. December
PDC World Championship - Eighth Day
With the first three matches of the second round the PDC World Championship continued today.
The first two matches were quite one sided and Jamie Caven and David Chisnall secured clear wins against Ricky Evans and Christian Kist. Reigning champion Gary Anderson on the other side had struggled against Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney. He won in the end 4:1 but the score line not really reflects the match.
Report and Statistics



24. December
PDC World Championship - Seventh Day
On the seventh day of the PDC World Championship all matches ended with clear results. Adrian Lewis, Jelle Klaasen and Andrew Gilding all three won 3:0. Only Benito van de Pas lost one set to Max Hopp but was never in danger to lose the match as his opponent had a lot of problems to hit the doubles.



23. December
PDC World Championship Competition

Tonight will be the last evening of the first round.
So everybody who wants still to take part should sent in his answers till tomorrow, 24. December. Competition



PDC World Championship - Sixth Day
On the sixth day of the PDC World Championship no preliminary round match was played but four first round matches. Dave Chisnall showed the best performance to beat Rowby-John Rodriguez 3:0. The other winners of the evening were a weak playing Wes Newton, Terry Jenkins and Ronny Huybrechts who prevailed in a close and thrilling match over Dean Winstanley.
Report and Statistics



21. December
PDC World Championship - Fifth Day
The fifth day of the PDC World Championship brought convincing wins for James Wade and Alan Norris and a thrilling high class battle between Michael Smith and Jeffrey de Zwaan, which Smith finally in a Sudden Death leg managed to win. A strong playing John Michael won the preliminary round match but had no chance against James Wade.



PDC World Championship - Fourth Day, Evening
On the evening of the fourth day Stephen Bunting, Raymond van Barneveld and Mervyn King got the wins. Russian Aleksandr Oreshkin delighted the crowd with his astonishing technique but lost to Mervyn King when he found a higher gear. Jyhan Artut had his chances against Stephen Bunting in an all in all disappointing match but didn't manage to win a single set.
Report and Statistics



20. December
The Young Guns
The young and upcoming players till now mixed the World Championship up and players like Kim Huybrechts, Ian White and Simon Whitlock were eliminated from the tournament. In this article David Pallett, Dimitri van den Bergh and Ricky Evans were out under the microscope.
The Young Guns



PDC World Championship - Fourth Day, Afternoon
Winners of the afternoon session on day four of the World Championship were Joe Murnan, Mensur Suljovic and Jamie Caven. Suljovic showed a brilliant performance against Jermaine Wattimena. The "big" surprise of the afternoon was that Joe Murnan in an epic but not really gripping match won the tiebrak against Andy Hamilton.
Report and Statistics



19. December
PDC World Championship - Third Day, Evening
On the evening of the third day Phil Taylor made his much anticipated first appearance. Looking slightly unsure at the beginning Taylor soon settled and got stronger and stronger. He won 3:0 against Japanese Keita Ono, who had won the preliminary match. Vincent van der Voort won as well 3:0 against Loz Ryder. But the celebrated match of the evening was the match between Simon Whitlock and Ricky Evans. Whitlock had almost reached the finishing line to win 3:0 when Evans started an surprising comeback and won the match 3:2.
Report, Statistics



PDC World Championship - Third Day, Afternoon
On the afternoon of the third day of the PDC World Championship again one of the young players eliminated a top 16 player from the tournament. Dimitri van den Bergh defeated Ian White 3:1. As well through to the second round are Steve Beaton and Kevin Painter.
Report and Statistics



Rene Eidams

Of course I used the chance and answered Rene Eidams after his impressive performance some questions. The result and a short review of the evening you can find here:
Rene Eidams



PDC World Championship - Second Day, Evening
David Pallett and Rene Eidams were the players of the evening which had started with an even weaker preliminary round match than the afternoon. Rene Eidams won it in the end with an average close to 70 deservedly. Brendan Dolan had in the following match no chance against Kyle Anderson and lost 0:3. An upset was the 3:2 win of David Pallett against KIm Huybrechts who never gained control. Rene Eidams who played much better in than in the preliminary round match, brought World Number 1 Michael van Gerwen to the brink of a defeat.Van Gerwen had completly underrated his opponent.
Report, Statistics



18. December
PDC World Championship - Second Day, Afternoon
The afternoon of the second day of the PDC World Championship started with a more weak preliminary round match which Mick McGowan won. He couldn't celebrate for long as he lost his first round match against Mark Webster 0:3 in was eliminated from the tournament. The other two first round matches were won not really expected by Darren Webster and Christian Kist. Kist showed the best performance of the afternoon.
Report, Statistics



The Journalist's Church
Of course Global Darts this year is again in the field for the PDC World Championship in London. And as always there'll be published a few articles. Even before the tournament started I visited the - as it seemed to me - approbriate place, to "prepare" for the tournament. I hope the articles will show it...
The Journalist's Church



PDC World Championship - First Evening
The first evening of the World Championship didn't bring any upsets. The a little bit slow preliminary round match was won by PDPA Qualifier Andy Boulton 2:1 against the second of the Scandinavian Order of Merit Per Laursen. Daryl Gurney was just to strong for young Welshman Jamie Lewis and won 3:1. Even more one - sided and more clear were the 3:0 wins of Peter Wright and reigning champion Gary Anderson over Keegan Brown and Andy Boulton who both had no chance at all.
Report, Statistics



17. December
PDC World Championship 2016
Tonight in London the PDC World Championship 2016 will begin.
Four matches will be played. Among the players on stage will be reigning champion Gary Anderson who will play against the winner of the preliminary round match between Andy Boulton and Per Laursen The preliminary round match will open the evening - and the tournament.
Results



14. December
Interview with Scott Mitchell
To tune in into the World Chamionships-Season an interview with the reigning BDO World Champion Scott Mitchell. Scott believes he'll defend his title in January and answered all my questions gladly. The interview was conducted during the Grand Slam in Wolverhampton.
To the Interview



PDC World Championship Competition
This year again we want to offer on Global Darts a PDC World Championship competition. Participation is free! The winner will be awarded with a set of Performance Darts of own choice and a one year membership in the Darts Performance Centre. You can send in your answers till 24. December.
Competition



Preview PDC World Championship Part 2


The second part of the preview deals with the potential winners of the tournament and their route to reach the final.
Preview Part 2





13. December
Preview PDC World Championship Part 1

The PDC World Championship is closing in. Its the right time for our Preview in two parts.
In the first first part today we concentrate on the German speaking participants.
Preview Part 1



10. December
More Additions Who is Who

The BDO World Championships as well starts to close in and the following players were added: Jamie Hughes, Jim Williams, Willem Mandigers, Seigo Asada and successor Sam Hewson,



WDF/BDO Rankings
The WDF and BDO Rankings were updated for the last time this year.
WDF/BDO Rankings



7. December
Additions Who is Who
Before the PDC World Championship the following players were added to the Who is Who or updated: Daryl Gurney, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Dimitri van den Bergh, Warrick Scheffer, Rene Eidams, Ricky Evans, Michael Rasztovits and Andy Boulton.



Finders Darts Masters

Winners of this year's Finders Darts Masters, the last BDO/WDF tournament before the BDO World Championship in Lakeside, were Fallon Sherrock and Glen Durrant from England and young Dutchman Justin van Tergouw.
Participants, Results



3. December
Darts Performance Centre

Of course the Darts Performance Centre speculates about who might win this year's PDC World Championship. Gillings, reaches the conclusion that Phil Taylor will have a good chance...
Can Phil Taylor win the PDC World Championships this year?



BDO World Championship 2016
Denmark's Vladimir Andersen can't take part in the BDO World Championship 2016 as he's banned in his home country from playing tournaments. For him now Englishman Sam Hewson will get a place in the preliminary round of the World Championship and will play against Peter Sajwani from Sweden.
Participants, Schedule



2. December
PDC World Championship 2016
The PDC now announced the detailed schedule of the PDC World Championship 2016.
Reigning Champion Gary Anderson will play already on the first evening against the winner of the preliminary round match between Andy Boulton and Per Laursen which will open the tournament. The favourit to win the title and number 1 of the world Michael van Gerwen will play his first round match in the evening session of day two, Friday 18. December, while Phil Taylor will begin his tournament on Saturday evening.
As this year the format of the preliminary round matches was changed to Best of Three Sets till the start of the second round on 26. December only four matches will be played in each session instead of five as during the last years.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information




30. November
Draw PDC World Championship 2016
Today in Coventry the PDPA Qualifier for the PDC World Championship was played in which the last two places in the tournament were won by Andy Boulton and Ricky Evans.
After the qualifier the draw for the preliminary round and the first round of the World Championship took place. Reigning Champion Gary Anderson will play his first match against the winner of the preliminary round match between Andy Boulton and Per Laursen while the number 1 seed Michael van Gerwen could meet in his first match German Rene Eidams should Eidams win in the prelimary round against Thanawat Gaweenuntawong from Thailand.
Draw



Max Hopp wins Youth World Championship
In the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship German Max Hopp played against Englishman Nathan Aspinall. Both players looked rather nervous and didn't play their best performance. But it was Max Hopp who kept his nerve in the deciding leg. After some high scores he was the first on a finish but couldn't hit the double. Nathan Aspinall got closer and closer before Hopp in his third attempt managed to hit the double 5 for the win.



Van Gerwen wins Players Championships Finals
Michael van Gerwen won the Players Championships Finals in Minehead and secured himself for the fourth time in a row the title. Adrian Lewis for the second time reached the final and as last year lost 6:11.
Mensur Suljovic and Daryl Gurney stood in the semi-finals of the tournament but both lost clearly. Many of the big names were eliminated from the tournament surprisingly early and didn't really seem to be in form - among them last year's winner and World Champion Gary Anderson.
Results



26. November
Players Championships Finals
Tomorrow in Minehead the Players Championships Finals will begin - the last PDC tournament before the PDC World Championship which will begin on 17. December. Between the semi-finals and the final of the tournament on Sundas the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship between Max Hopp and Nathan Aspinall will take place.
Tomorrow the first round of the Players Championships Finals will be played, on saturday the second round and on Sunday quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will take place. Reigning champion Gary Anderson will play his first round match against Phil Taylor in the evening session on Friday. The tournament will be opened with the match between Justin Pipe and Vincent van der Voort in the afternoon session.
Schedule, Results



Review DPC Extreme Darts

A member of the Darts Performance Centre got a set of the new Performance Centre Extreme Darts to test. In his review he compares them to the DPC Gun Metals whith which he plays. His summary: another highly recommended dart of the Darts Performance centre!
Extreme Performance Darts - a Review





25. November
Nürnberg Open
Last weekend the Nürnberg Open took place, the last DDV tournament of the year. Both on Saturaday as on Sunday the men's competitions were won by number 1 seed Martin Schindler.
The women's event on Saturday was won by Silke Lowe, on Sunday the 15 year old Nina Puls, daughter of Marko Puls, was the winner.
The youth tournaments were won by Nico Schlund and Christina Schuler.



WDF Ergebnisse
Winners of the Sunparks Masters in Begiu, were Dutchman Yordi Meeuwisse and Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova. The youth events were won by Justin van Tergouw and Kyana Frauenfelder - both from the Netherlands.
Winners of the Czech Open were Dutch Jeffrey Sparidaans and Aileen de Graaf. The youth titles won Austrian Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Vivien Czipo from Hungary.
The Italian Grand Masters were won by Norbert Attard from Malta and Italian Giada Ciofi.



23. November
Van Gerwen wins World Serie of Darts Finals
In a thrilling and very close final Michael van Gerwen defeated local hero Peter Wright with 11:10 and won his third successive title. Wright had already been 10:9 in the lead but didn't manage to cross the finishing line.
Before van Gerwen had won in the semi-finals against Adrian Lewis with 11:5, Wright prevailed 11:9 over Phil Taylor.
Results
Report, Statistics - Semi-Finals, Final
Report, Statistics - Quarterfinals



22. November
World Series of Darts Finals
The first round of the tournament, in which qualifiers and invited players took part, was highly competitive and ended with the unexpected elimination of Simon Whitlock, Michael Smith, Dave Chisnall and Ian White. In the second round the seeded players entered the tournament and proved in the most matches to be too strong for the first round winners - with the exception of Gary Anderson who wasted his matchdarts against a resilient Terry Jenkins.
Schedule Results
Report, Statistics - First Day



21. November
World Series of Darts Finals
Today in Glasgow the finals of the World Series of Darts will begin. Earlier this year -the third year in which World Series Events took place - events in Dubai, Japan, Perth, Sydney and Auckland were played.
The tournament begins in the afternoon with the first round in which qualifiers and invited players will stand at the oche. Tonight the second round will follow and the winners of the afternoon will play against the seeded players. Tomorrow the tournament will be played to the end.
The match between Simon Whitlock and Rowby-John Rodriguez will open the tournament. The winner will play in the first match tonight against Stephen Bunting.
Schedule, Results



20. November
Dartoids World

Dartoid's November column has only a little bit to do with Halloween and only a little bit more with the ADO. Main topic is a rather unusual but to be sure Halloween inspired tournament in which he took part.
Ghosts, goblins and the ADO



19. November
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre reports about the surprising insights won by a video analysis and tells us about new project in wich it is involved.
Coaching Clinic 34



PDC World Championship 2016
Some more international players qualified for the PDC World Championship.
Japanese Keita Ono won the Japanese qualifier, Chinese Quiang Sun qualified by the Greater China Qualifier and young Dutchman Sven Groen won the Central Europe Qualifier.
PDC World Championship



18. November
Grand Slam Gallery


Of course there is again a gallery!!! And now it is finally online!!!

Gallery




17. November
World Series of Darts Finals
Next weekend in Glasgow the finals of the World Series of Darts will be played. Beside the seeded players who took part in all tournaments of this year's World Series qualifiers and invited players will take part.
The PDC now announced the schedule of the first and second round of the tournament. In the first round only qualifiers and invited players will play. The first round winners will meet in round two the seeded players.
The match between Simon Whitlock and Rowby-John Rodriguez will open the tournament in the afternoon session on Saturday 21. November.
Participants, Schedule



WDF Results
Umit Uygunsozlu from Turkey and German Ann-Kathrin Wigmann won the singles titles of the Malta Open. The men's pairs were won by John Walton/John ven de Weerd, the ladies pairs by German pair Ann-Kathrin Wigman/Silke Goebel.
Winners of the Latvia Open were Finn Ulf Ceder and Maud Jansson from Sweden. The New Zealand Ted Clements Memorial was won by Craig Caldwell and Judy Fenton. Winners of the North Ireland Open were Deta Hedman and Colin McGarry. The youth titles won Nathan Rafferty and Jamie O'Connor.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the Grand Slam of Darts which this year for the first time counted for the ranking.
PDC Rankings



16. November
PDC World Championship 2016
The field of international particpants in the PDC World Championship 2016 fills up more and more. Koha Kokiri won his places as winner of the Ozeanic Masters, Loz Ryder qualified as first of the DPA Australian Grand Prix ranking. Both players will stand at the oche in the first round of the tournament.
At the weekend the finals of Superleague Germany and Superleague Eastern took place - the winners Rene Eidams and Michael Rastovits won a place in the preliminary round.
Participants
Super League Germany
Super League Eastern



Van Gerwen wins Grand Slam
Michael van Gerwen defeated in the final of the Grand Slam of Darts Phil Taylor with 16:13 and completes with this his collections of titles.
At the start of the thrilling final Phil Taylor showed a strong performance and got himself a lead against Michael van Gerwen who took some time to really get into the match. But than van Gerwen arode stronger and stronger and managed to use Taylor's double trouble to his advantage and won the match in the end deservedly.
Report, Statistics



BDO World Championship 2016
The BDO now announced the detailed schedule of the world Championship in Lakeside which will be played from 2. - 10. January.
Reigning women's champion Lisa Ashton will play in the afternoon of the first day against Paula Jacklin. World Champion Scott Mitchell will play his first match on Sunday afternoon against the winner of the preliminray round match between Craig Caldwell and Alan Soutar.
Participants, Schedule



15. November
Grand Slam - Semifinals
Michael van Gerwen won the first semi-final on Sunday afternoon 16:6 against Michael Smith, who had started the match rather nervously. When he finally settled it was much too late. Michael van Gerwen didn't play as strong as in other matches but he was too strong for Michael Smith.
At the start of the other semifinal both player - Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor - seemed to be rather nervous as well and it too some time before they really got into the match.Than it was Phil Taylor who showed the better performance and he won 16:12.
So in the final Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor will stand at the oche.
Results
Bericht, Statistik



Grand Slam Quarterfinals - Second Evening
Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen won their quarterfinals against Adrian Lewis and Kim Huybrechts.
Adrian Lewis would have been able to win against Michael but was far from clinical on his doubles and missed too many chances. Kim Huybrechts on the other side had noc chance at all against a brillant playing van Gerwen.
Results



14. November
Grand Slam Quarterfinals - First Evening
Winners of the two quarterfinals on Friday were Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld who will now meet in the semi-finals.
In the first quarterfinal Raymond van Barneveld defeated Mark Webster with 16:12. Webster had his chances but missed too many doubles. The second quarterfinal was dominated by a great playing Phil Taylor - he defeated Robert Thornton with 16:7.
Results
Report, Statistics



13. November
Grand Slam Second Round - Second Evening
Michael van Gerwen had no problems at all to prevail 10:2 over a strong playing Steve Beaton . Much more problems had Adrian Lewis against Peter Wright, who was frustrated about the way he played, and Michael Smith against Dave Chisnall. Both won their matches 10:7.
The most even - and probably because of this - most gripping match was the match between Kim Huybrechts and Martin Adams. Huybrechts won it in the end 10:9
Results
Report, Statistics



12. November
Grand Slam Second Round - First Evening
As the group phase of the group matches of groups E - H didn't offer many surprises it looked like the second round matches wanted to make amends... Robert Thornton seemed to have quite an easy game when Robbie Green suddenly hit highest gear. But Thornton in the end managed to cross the finishing line first. Phil Taylor couldn't hit his doubles in the first leg and took some time to recover. But to be sure it was no easy win over Terry Jenkins. Gary Anderson had a lot of double trouble and Mark Webster got the win. The match between James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld was a head to head race in which first Wade and than the Dutchman had the advantage. Raymond van Barneveld was the winner.
Results



Of course once again - Football
Wayne Jones wears the colours of the local football club and his nickname comes from the Wolverhampton Wanderes as well. But as one hears is he not really a football fan and I can't imagine he would like the methods of the former coach and club manager Frank Buckley...
Of course once again - Football



11. November
Last Group Matches - Groups A - D
With the last grouü matches of groups A - D the group phase of the Grand Slam ended. Only Michael van Gerwen and Martin Adams managed to win all their matches. So Adams is the only BDO player who progressed into second round. Beside Adams and van Gerwen Peter Wright, Kim Huybrechts, Adrian Lewis, Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and to his better leg difference Steve Beaton reached the next round.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics



10. November
Stairway to Heaven...
A lot of darts - the Sunday was another long day with two sessions and the evening session to be sure was thrilling. But the article deals as well with the band Led Zeppelin and - believe it or not - there exists a Wolverhampton link!!
Stairway to Heaven...



Grand Slam - Last Group Matches E - H
Geert de Vos played with 113.86 the till now highest average of the tournament and won his match with 5:3 against Jonny Clayton. But that was not enough to progress into the next round. Through to the last 16 are in all four groups the seeded players which all sit on the first place of the table - that means Gary Anderson, James Wade, Robert Thornton and Phil Taylor and beside the players on place two of the table Raymond van Barneveld, Mark Webster, Robbie Green and Terry Jenkins. None of the four BDO players from this groups managed to qualify.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics



9. November
Grand Slam - Second Group Matches A - D
While the afternoon session was more an unagitated affair, the evening session was full of drama and urprise so that even the superior 5:1 win from Michael van Gerwen over Kim Huybrechts faded out. The first match was another whitewash this time by Steve West who surprised with some great darts. Andy Fordham managed to win against Wayne Jones, Michael Smith defeated Adrian Lewis and Martin Adams got his second win - this time against Jelle Klaasen. But the culmination was the last match of the evening between Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall. Chisnall showed an outstanding performance and was rewarded by a 109.84 average and a nine-darter.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



8. November
Wolverhampton and the American Declaration of Independence
Chiefly the second article from Wolverhampton deals with the first day of the Grand Slam and the 16 first group matches. But Wolverhampton really has something to do with the American Declaration of Independence. Why you can find out in the article.
Wolverhampton and the American Declaration of Independence



Grand Slam - Second Group Matches E - H
After the afternoon session Gary Anderson with his second win in group F is the first player to progress under the last 16. Phil Taylor - with a brillanten 108 average -, James Wade and Robert Thornton one their second group matches as well and are with one feet in the next round. But the final decision who will progress beside Gary Anderson has to wait for the last group matches tomorrow.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Global Darts in Wolverhampton
This year again Global Darts is in Wolverhampton for the Grand Slam of Darts. As usually there'll be some Grand Slam articles. The first article this year deals with the GSOD Fans Forum on the evening before the tournament started.
GSOD Fans Forum



Grand Slam - First Group Matches E - H
In the first group matches of groups A - D it was Martin Adams, who caused with his 5:2 over Ian White the upset of the evening. Both players showed a great performance. Legend Andy Fordham played a good match against Adrian Lewis but lost despite an almost 100 average. Michael van Gerwen had the only whitewash of the evening - he defeated BDO Qualifier Mark Oosterhuis 5:0.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics



7. November
Grand Slam - First Group Matches E - H
The first group matches E - H brought beside 5:0 wins for Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld one big upset. PDC qualifier Jonny Clayton defeated Terry Jenkins at his Grand Slam debut with 5:3. All four BDO players of those groups, Geert de Vos, Michel van der Horst, Martin Phillips and Larry Butler lost their matches but Robert Thornton had to give everything thing to win against de Vos.
Results, Tables
Report and Statistics



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a look at the Grand Slam and discusses which BDO will have the best chance to survive the group phase.
BDO v PDC



Interview with Peter Sajwani

We didn't only offer a Peter Sajwani darts competition - I did an interview with him as well during the Winmau World Masters. Peter Sajwani is the reigning Swedish national champion and he progresses slowly but consistently up the WDF and BDO rankings.
To the Interview



Grand Slam of Darts
Today in Wolverhampton the Grand Slam of Darts will begin with the first group matches of all groups. In the afternoon-session groups E-H will play, in the evening-session goups A-D. So reigning champion Phil Taylor will play in the afternoon against BDO player Martin Phillips while the favorit to win the tournament Michael van Gerwen will open his tournament in the evening-session against BDO qualifier Mark Oosterhuis. The Grand Slam is the only major van Gerwen till now couldn't win.
Schedule, Results



4. November
Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC now published the schedule. This year the first group matches of the groups E - H will open the tournament in the afternoon seession an 8. November. First match will be the Group H match between Rowby-John Rodriguez and Robbie Green
Draw, Schedule



WDF/BDO Rankings
All rankings of the WDF and BDO with the exception of the Finders Masters Ranking were updated.
WDF/BDO Rankings



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was actualised after the European Championship.
PDC Rankings



3. November
Grand Slam of Darts
The last two avaiable places in the tournament got Terry Jenkins and Jelle Klaasen for their Players Championship wins.
The PDC now announced the group draw for the tournament. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor together with Rowby-John Rodriguez, Robbie Green and Martin Phillips will be Group G. BDO World Champion Scott Mitchell, Peter Wright, Mervyn King and Dave Chisnall build Group D - the group with the strongest players.
Grand Slam of Darts



WDF World Cup
Winners of the singles titles of the WDF Wordcups in Turkey were Welshman Jim Williams and Lisa Ashton from England. Lisa Ashton won the pairs title together with Claire Brookin as well. The men's pairs title won the Dutch double Harms/Veenstra. Both team titles were won by England.
The most successfull youth was Dutchman Maikel Verberk - he won the singles title, the doubles title together with Justin van Tergouw and the mixed pairs title as well. The girls singles title won Taylor Carolissen from South Africa. Christina Schuler and Nina Puls from Germany won the girls pairs.
Results



2. November
World Series of Darts Final
The PDC now published the draw for the first and second round of the tournament. In the first round only qualifiers and invited players will stand at the oche. The match winners play in the second round against the seeded players.
World Series of Darts Final



1. November
Van Gerwen defends title
With a very close 11:10 win against Gary Anderson Michael van Gerwen defended his European Championship title. Anderson had been already 10:7 in the lead in the final but than didn't get a real chance to get over the finishing line.
Van Gerwen reached the final with wins over Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright on the third day while Anderson defeated Jelle Klaasen and Adrian Lewis.
Results
Report and Statistics, Quarterfinals
Report and Statistics, Semifinals and Final



31. October
European Championship - Day 2
In the second round of the European Championshipthere were several good performances with averages over 100. The best match played was Stephen Bunting v Dave Chisnall in the afternoon session. Both players had an average from over 100, Bunting lost 6:10. Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen had with 106.81 the highest average of the day and progressed with a 10:3 win over Cristo Reyes into the quarterfinals where play like last year against Dave Chisnall. The other second round winners were John Henderson, Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Phil Taylor and Jelle Klaasen.
Results
Report and Statistics



European Championship - Day 1
Kim Huybrechts, only home player in this year's European Championship, won his first round match against Mervyn King and progressed into the second round of the tournament where he'll meet Peter Wright. As well in the second round are rigning champion Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, John Henderson, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Stephen Bunting, Dave Chisnall, Adrian Lewis, Justin Pipe, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Michael Smith, Cristo Reyes, James Wade and Jelle Klaasen
Results



30. October
Winmau World Masters Galleries

Finally online: The two Winmau World Masters Galleries!!!

Gallery Tournament
Gallery Final



European Championship
Today in Hasselt in Belgium the European Championship will begin. In an afternoon- and an evening session with eight matches each the first round will be played.
Max Hopp, the only German participant, will open the tournament against Cristo Reyes from Spain. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play in the evening session against fellow country man Jeffrey de Zwaan.
Michael van Gerwen is the favorit to win followed by Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson.
Schedule, Results



28. October
Darts Performance Centre
This Coaching clinic deals with a frustrating issue: you practice more an more but you don't improve instead you get worse... But is that really true?
Accuracy



27. October
PDC World Championship
Three more places in the preliminary round of the PDC World Championship 2016 were taken in the last few days .
Greek John Michael won the Southern European qualifier, Aleksandr Oreshkin from Russia the Russian Qualifier and Alex Tagarao the Philippine Qualifier. Oreshkin and Tagarao will both make their PDC World Championship debut.
Participants



Finders Masters
The field of participants of the Finders Masters, the last test for many of the BDO Top players before the World Championship in Lakeside, is now complete.
The last wildcards of the men got Darius Labanauskas and Frans Harmsen while the last wildcards for the youth went to Jeffrey Ballast and Job den Heuvel.
Finders Masters



The World
Winner of the sixth event of this year's Dartslive World series was American Randall van Deursen. He defeated in the final of the in Shanghai played tournament Croatian Boris Krcmar. In the semi-finals stood Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines and Japanese Takehiro Suzuki. The ranking is headed by Lourence Ilagan followed by American Leonard Gates and Boris Krcmar
The last event of this year's tour will be played on 29. November in Taipei.
The World



Results...
Winners of the Turkish Open were Welshman Jim Williams and England's Deta Hedman. The men's pairs won Martin Phillips and Jim Williams, the ladies pairs Deta Hedman and Rachel Brooks. The mixed pairs were won by Wayne Warren and Nikki O'Donovan.
James Bailey and Corrine Hammond won the titles of the Australian Masters. The Witch City Open were won by the Canadian Jeff Smith and American Robin Curry. The youth titles went to Dominik Pundt and Kaylee Roy.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated after the last two Players Championships.
PDC Rankings



26. October
WDF World Cup
Today in Kemer in Turkey the WDF World Cup will begin with the opening ceremony. Teams from 38 countries will take part in the tournament. This year for the first time four women per country can take part instead of two and two girls and two boys can represent their country instead of one boy and one girl as up to now. So there'll be a real women's team competition now and a girl's and a boy's pairs competition were added.
WDF World Cup



Players Championship Finals
With the end of this year's Pro Tour season the 32 participants of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead are known. The tournament will take place from 27. - 29. November.
The PDC already announced the draw for the first round. Reigning Champion Gary Anderson will play in his first round match against Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen will meet Youth World Champion Keegan Brown.
Participants, Draw



Wright and Anderson win in Coventry
Peter Wright won on Saturday the second last Players Championship of the year with a close 6:5 against Benito van de Pas. In the semi-finals stood Mansur Suljovic and Stephen Bunting.
On Sunday Gary Anderson prevailed in the final Players Championship 6:2 over James Wade. Jelle Klaasen and Dave Chisnall reached the semi-finals.
For Peter Wright it was the third Players Championship win this year, for Gary Anderson second. This year's Pro Tour Season is now over. The first weekend of the Pro Tour 2016 will be the 5., 6. and 7. February in Wigan with the first three UK Open qualifiers.
Results



World Series of Darts Finale
The last four places in the World Series of Darts Final, which will be played on 21. and 22. November in Glasgow, won Chris Dobey, Mark Webster, Dimitri van den Bergh and Terry Jenkins.
World Series of Darts



Grand Slam of Darts
By the Grand Slam Qualifier last weekend Mark Webster, Jonny Clayton, Mervyn King, Steve West, Wayne Jones, Andy Boulton, Robbie Green and Steve Beaton won places in the tournament. So the field of participants is now almost complete. The last places will be filled by the European Championship.
Grand Slam of Darts



22. October
Pro Tour Weekend
Tomorrow in Coventry the last Pro Tour weekend of the year will begin with the Grand Slam qualifier in which eight places in the tournament are on offer. After this the qualifier for the final of the World Series of Darts will take place with four places in the tournament on offer.
On Saturday and Sunday the last two Players Championships will be played - the last chance for the players to qualify for the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.
Participants, Results



20. October
European Championship
The PDC today announced the schedule of the first and the second round of the tournament.
Cristo Reyes will open the tournament in the afternoon session on 30. October against Max Hopp. Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will play as Phil Taylor in the evening session and will stand against his young fellow country man Jeffrey de Zwaan at the oche.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Max Hopp and Nathan Aspinall will play in the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship which will be played during the Players Championship Finals in Minehead on 29. November.
Hopp reached the final with wins over Stephen Rosey, Berry van Peer, Kenny Neyens, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Dean Reynolds while Aspinall defeated James Thompson, Sam Head, Scott Dale, Josh Payne and Roxy-James Rodriguez. Last year's winner Keegan Brown was already eliminated first round by Rowby-John Rodriguez - his opponent in the final last year.
Results



19. October
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
After the completion of this year's Development Tour today in Wigan the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will take place. It will be played down to the final, the final itself will be played during the Players Championship Finals in Minehead on 29. November.
64 players take part in the World Championsip, 13 of those international qualifiers.The others qualified by a two year Youth Tour Order of Merit - among them reigning champion Keegan Brown.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



Grand Slam of Darts
At the weekend in Veldhoven the European NDB Qualifier for the Grand Slam took place to fill the last two BDO places in the field of participants. Out of over 170 European players the two Dutchmen Mark Oosterhuis and Michel van der Horst qualified.
By winning the European Darts Grand Prix Kum Huybrechts secured a GSOD place as well.
Grand Slam of Darts




Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan the last four events of the PDC Development Tour 2015 were played.Two of the tournaments were won by Bradley Kirk, who by this moved up to the first place in the ranking. The other two winners were Sven Groen on Saturday and Dean Reynolds on Sunday. Dean Reynolds this year in July already won a Challenge Tour event.
The two players on top of the ranking, Bradley Kirk and Mike de Dekker, win a two years PDC Tour.
Development Tour



European Championship
After the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen the field of participants for the European Championship was announced. The tournament will be played from 30. October to 1. November in Hasselt in Belgium.
The field of participants didn't change a lot by the European Darts Grand Prix only Jeffrey de Zwaan replaced by his participation Ronny Huybrechts as last European who qualified by the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Development Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



18. October
Kim Huybrechts wins European Darts Grand Prix
In a very close final Huybrechts defeated Peter Wright with 6:5 and won his second title on the European Tour. With his win Huybrechts qualifies for the Grand Slam of Darts.
Huybrechts reached the final with wins over Steve Beaton, Michael Smith and James Wade on the finals day while Wright progressed to the final defeating Stephen Bunting, Ian White and Mensur Suljovic on Sunday.
Results



17. October
European Darts Grand Prix - Day 1
Mensur Suljovic is the only of the German speaking qualifiers who survived the first round of the tournament. Jyhan Artut showed quite a good performance but failed because of too much double trouble. Max Hopp had a great start into his match against Gerwyn Price but couldn't keep up the level and in the end lost 5:6.
Today the die Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit enter the tournament. And again an afternoon - and an evening - session will be played.
Schedule, Results



16. October
European Darts Grand Prix
By the Host Nation Qualifer Kevin Münch, Jyhan Artut, Stefan Stoyke and Max Hopp won a place in the tournament. The European qualifiers are headed by Raymond van Barneveld and Mensur Suljovic.
Both, Mensur Suljovic and Raymond van Barneveld, will already stand at the oche this afternoon - Van Barneveld against Johnny Haines and Suljovic against Mark Barilli
Participants, Schedule, Result



15. October
European Championship
The European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen is the last event which still counts for the qualification for the European Championship which will be played from 30. October to 1. November in Hasselt in Belgium.
How the field of participants looks at the moment you can find here:
Participants, Schedule



European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Sindelfingen the last event of this year's European Tour - the European Darts Grand Prix - will begin with the European and the Host Nation Qualifier which offer the last 12 places in the tournament.
The PDC already published the draw for the event. On Friday on which only the qualifiers will stand at the oche the tournament will be opened by the match between Robbie Green and Mickey Mansell. On Saturday the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit will enter the tournament and play against the winning qualifiers. First Top 16 player on stage will be in the afternoon Brendan Dolan who will play against the winner of the first round match between Johnny Haines and EQ3.
Participants, Schedule



Darts Performance Centre
Here the last two Winmau World Masters Blogs of the Darts Performance Centres. I just hadn't the time to publish them when still in Hull...
To Hull and back 5, Dinner with Mr. Potter und To Hull and back 6, Phew!



14. October
Review

A not to serious review on the Winmau World Masters - mainly in pictures which don't seem to fit in the gallery..
Winmau World Masters Gleanings



PDC World Championship 2016

By now more international qualifiers for the PDC World Championship 2016 are known. Here an outline which players have already qualified and for which round.
Participants



13. October
Winmau World Masters Competition
We have a winner!!! Tobias Pietsch won the Peter Sajwani darts and will get them soon.
Rather interestings was that all German participants had predicted Peter would lose first round and so the winner was chosen by lot. All the English speaking participants had predicted Peter would at least reach the third round...
Many thanks to all participants and the winner a lot of darting success with his new darts!!!



12. October
Finals Day
The last day of the Winmau World Masters was again a very long day with a lot of great matches to watch. The highlight to be sure was the semi-final between Martin Adams and Larry Butler...
Finals Day



Aileen de Graaf and Glen Durrant win Winmau World Masters
With Aileen de Graaf and Glen Durrant the two players who had played consistently the best performances throughout the tournament won the titles. For both it was the first Winmau World Masters Title.
Aileen de Graaf and Lisa Ashton had played a thrilling and high class ladies final which De Graaf won 5:4. Glen Durrant defeated Larry Butler in a a little bit one sided men's final 7:3. Before Butler had beaten Martin Adams in a terrific semi-final.
Results



11. October
Lakeside Draw
At the beginning of the last day of the Winmau World Masters the draw for the preliminary round of the men and the first round of the women and the men for the BDO World Championship in Lakeside took place.
Reigning Champions Lisa Ashton and Scott Mitchell will meet in their first matches Paula Jacklin respectively the winner of the preliminary match between Craig Caldwell and Alan Soutar. The World Championship will be played from 2. -10. January.
Participants, Draw



The ladies
On Saturday the quarterfinals of teh ladies and the last 16 matches of the men were played. All in all there were no upsets, but it was an interesting and by the ladies matches varied day.
And I had even time to eat something!
The ladies (and the youth)



Thornton wins in Dublin
Robert Thornton won the final of the World Grand Prix with 5:4 against Michael van Gerwen and and secured his second PDC Major title. Michael van Gerwen had begun the tournament and to be sure the final as well but Thornton proved himself on par and was much more clinical on the doubles. So a tournament full of surprises anded with a suprising but deserved winner.
Results



Winmau World Masters - Day 3
On day three of the World Masters the quarterfinals of the women and the Last 16 of the men were played.
All four ladies matches were won by the favorites though Deta Hedman and Fallon Sherrock had to survive some anxious moments. In the men's tournament with Mark McGeeney, Darryl Fitton and Madars Razma three more seeded players were eliminated from the tournament. Larry Butler is after his quick 3:00 win gainst Razma still in the run. Tomorrow the tournament will be played to the end.
Results, Schedule Finals Day



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a look at the "marathon day".....
To Hull and back 4



10. October
The Last 32
On Friday the last 32 of the men were played!!! The seeded players entered the match.
A very long day of darts with some upsets. So the reigning World Champion Scott Mitchell was immediately eliminated again by American Larry Butler ...
The Last 32



World Grand Prix - Semifinals
Robert Thornton and Michael van Gerwen are the winners of the two semi-finals of the World Grand Prix and will play in the final of the tournament.
Robert Thornton defeated Mensur Suljovic with 4:2 though he was 1:2 behind. Michael van Gerwen won 4:1 over Mark Webster who just couldn't keep up even though the Dutchman didn't show a brilliant performance.
Results



9. October
Winmau World Masters - Day 2
Today the youth finals of the Winmau World Masters and the last 32 matches of the men were played. Winners of the Youth finals were Danielle Ashton from England and Justin van Tergouw from the Netherlands.
After the Youth finals the Last 32 matches of the men took place in which the sedded players stood at the oche for the first time. For some of them it was the last time as well, among those was BDO World Champion Scott Mitchell who was eliminated in a high class and thrilling match by the American qualifier Larry Butler who before had missed several match darts. Beside Butler with with Darius Labanauskas, Thomas Junghans, Danny Noppert, Sven Verdonck, Krzysztof Ratajski and Richard Veenstra other qualifiers progressed to the next round.
Results



Arrival
This year again Globaldarts is live at the Winmau World Masters in Hull!
The opening was rather promising, but as last year rather exhausting as well. This year the qualification suffered from the change to the City Hall where the rooms were very confined for the number of dartplayers taking part.
Arrival



Darts Performance Centre
As the first day of the Winmau World Masters was so packed I just didn't manage to publish the Darts Performance Centres diary blogs as well... But here you are and you can even read two today!!!
To Hull and Back 2 und To Hull and Back 3



Winmau World Masters - Qualifier
Yesterday in Hull the Winmau World Masters began with the qualifier for the stage matches which will begin tomorrow in the City Hall. Qualified are 16 men, eight women and two boys and two girls. Tomorrow the youth finals will be played beside the last 32 of the men in which the 16 qualifiers will play against the 16 seeded players.
Winmau World Masters



World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals

The first quarterfinal of the evening was the closest and the most thrilliong of the four matches: Robert Thornton just went on with hos run and defeated Ian White with 3:2. The other three quarterfinals were far more one sided and Mensur Suljovic, Mark Webster and Michael van Gerwen zogen progressed without any problems to the semi-finals whih will be played in Dublin tomorrow. the matches will be Robert Thornton v Mensur Suljovic and Michael van Gerwen v Mark Webster.
Results



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre travelled to Hull for the BDO week and now publishes from there all BDO Twitter and Facebook updates and when he can find the time writes a daily blog in his diary. Here is part one.
To Hull and Back



BDO Week in Hull
The BDO Woche week went on on Wednesday with the Lakeside Play-Offs and the Youth Championship.
The two places in the women's World Championship got Tina Osborne from Neu Zealand and Lee Bateman from England. The four places of the men got former BDO World Champion John Walton, Englishman Darren Peetoom, Scotsman Alan Soutar and to Vladimir Andersen from Denmark.
The final of the Youth Championship which will be played on the Lakeside stage will play young Englishman Joshua Richardson and Irishman Jordan Boyce.
BDO World Championship 2016



8. October
World Grand Prix - Fourth Eveníng

After the fourth evening of the World Grand Prix from eight seeded players only Michael van Gerwen and Robert Thornton are still in the tournament. Beside Robert Thornton on the fourth evening Vincent van der Voort, Mensur Suljovic and Ian White progressed into the quarterfinals.
Results



7. Oktober
World Grand Prix - Third Night
The third night of the World Grand Prix again was full of upsets and with Adrian Lewis, Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall three of the four top ten players who stood at the oche were eliminated from the tournament. Only reigning champion Michael van Gerwen managed to progress into the quarterfinals.
Results
Report and Statistics, Third Day



BDO Week, Hull
Yesterday the BDO week in Hull started with the first of the BDO qualifiers for the Grand Slam. The qualifier was as surprising as the third night of the World Grand Prix and the two Grand Slam places which were on grab were won by by North American Larry Butler and completely unexpected by the former BDO World Champion Andy Fordham who for years hadn't even won a single match.
Grand Slam of Darts



6. Oktober
World Grand Prix - Second Day
The second day of the World Grand Prix brought two big upsets: both Phil Taylor and James Wadewere eliminated from the tournament while Vincent van der Voort and Mensur Suljovic progressed into second round. The other winners of the last eight first round matches were Simon Whitlock, Robert Thornton, Gary Anderson, Ian White, Terry Jenkins and Justin Pipe.
Results
Report and Statistics, Second Day



5. October
World Grand Prix - Erster Tag
On the first day of the World Grand Prixs in Dublin some very close matches were played. Among those who just managed a win was reigning champion Michael van Gerwen who defeated Youth World Champion Keegan Brown with 2:1 . Like him Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and Jamie Lewis had to give all to progress. The other winners of the evening were Mark Webster, Kim Huybrechts, Jelle Klaasen and Adrian Lewis, who swept Raymond van Barneveld 2:0 from the stage.

Results
Reoport and Statistics, First Day



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre not only has a look at the World Grand Prix in Dublin but on the BDO week in Hull as well which will begin tomorrow with the Grand Slam Qualifier. On Thursday the Winmau World Masters will begin.
BDO Week in Hull



Winmau World Masters Competition
On the occasion of the Winmau World Masters, which will begin on Thursday in Hull, we raffle a set of Peter Sajwani Darts. The Swede will be among the participants and is already qualified for the BDO World Championship 2016.
Competition



3. October
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre supplies a preview of the first round of World Grand Prix which will begin tomorrow in Dublin.
Preview World Grand Prix



Wins for Ian White and Alan Norris in Dublin
The two Players Championships in the forefield of the World Grand Prix in Dublin were won by Ian White and Alan Norris. For Norris it was the first win on the PDC Pro Tour. Runner-up on Friday was Dave Chisnall and on Saturday Kim Huybrechts. Phil Taylor looked well-prepared and reached on both days the semi-finals. Beside he threw in the quarterfinals on Saturday a nine-darter. The other semi-finalst on Friday was Mensur Suljovic, on Saturday it was Gary Anderson.
Phil Taylor's nine-darter was not the only one: on Friday Jamie Lewis threw one and on Saturday Michael van Gerwen threw a nine-darter as well.
Results



1. October
Players Championships Dublin
Tomorrow and on Saturday in Dublin the Players Championships 17 and 18 will be played, the two penumtimate events this year.
This time Phil Taylor will stand at the oche as well - as the other World Grand Prix participants he uses the Players Championships to "warm up" for the big event.
Participants



Patrick Chaplin: Darts. Skills, Tactics, Techniques

Patrick Chaplin, the doctor of darts, once again published a new book. This time it is mostly a practice book, a real darts practice guide which I can only recommend all beginners. But even more advanced players will discover something new in it as well.
Patrick Chaplin: Darts. Skills, Tactics, Techniques



30. September
BDO World Championship
The BDO has announced the already know participants in the BDO World Championship which will take place from 2. - 10. January 2016 in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.
The number 1 seed of the men is Glen Durrant while reigning champion Scott Mitchell is the number 6 seed. In the ladies tournament reigning champion Lisa Ashton heads the field of the seeded ladies as number 1.
The still open places in the field of participants will be filled next week by the Lakeside play-offs in Hull.
BDO World Championship 2016



SDC Tour
Last weekend the last two of this years's SDC Tour were played in Vaasky in Finland. Winners of the two events were Ulf Ceder and Marko Kantele. On the first two places of the final ranking sit Kim Viljanen from Finland and Dane Per Laursen.
After the two events the qualifier for the European Championship took place which was won by Magnus Caris.
SDC Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Scandinavian Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



28. September
World Grand Prix
The PDC now published draw and detailed schedule of the World Grand Prix which will begin next Sunday in Dublin.
With William O'Connor one of the three Irish participants will open the tournament, he will play against Jamie Lewis. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will as well stand at the oche during the opening night of the tournament, his opponent will be the youth world champion Keegan Brown.
On the second night of the tournament among others the only German speaking participant in the tournament, Mensur Suljovic, will play against James Wade and Phil Taylor will play against Vincent van der Voort.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



Jenkins and Klaasen win in Barnsley
Terry Jenkins made himself a birthday present and won Players Championship 15 in Barnsley. In the final he defeated Peter Wright with 6:4. The semi-finals of the Players Championship reached Dave Chisnall and Kim Huybrechts. For Jenkins it was the first ranking titel of the year.
On Sunday Jelle Klaasen won Players Championship 16. On Saturday he had already stood in the quarterfinals, this time he defeated in the final fellow countryman Raymond van Barneveld with 6:4. The semi-finals reached Simon Whitlock and Benito van de Pas. Kim Huybrechts threw a nine-darter in the quarterfinals.
Results



European Darts Grand Prix
During the UK Qualifiers for the European Dart Grand Prix South African Devon Petersen threw a nine - darter against James Wilson and by this qualified for the tournament. Among the other 16 qualifiers are Stephen Bunting, Alan Norris and Mark Webster.
Participants



25. September
Pro Tour Weekend
This weekend another PDC Pro Tour weekend will be played in Barnsley an.
Today the UK Qualifier for the last European Tour Evnt this year will take place, tomorrow and on sunday the Players Championships 15 and 16 will be played - the last chance for the PDC players to qualify for the World Grand Prix in Dublin which will begin on 4. October.
Phil Taylor will not be in Barnsley.
Participants, Results



European Darts Grand Prix
The European Darts Grand Prix is the last event of the European Tour this year and will be played from 16. - 18. October in Sindelfingen.
From the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit both Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson will not take part. The UK Qualifier will take place today in Barnsley, the European Qualifier and the Host Nation Qualifier will be played on 15. October in Sindelfingen. 2014 the European Darts Grand Prix was won by Mervyn King.
Schedule, Participants



24. September
Dartoids World

Once again a column which is not by Dartoid himself. But he's the topic: Sherilyn Herkey talked to his wife.
A Conversation with Mrs.Dartoid



WDF Results
Scotsman Dennis Watt and Sarmite Lavrentjeva from Latvia are the winners of this year's Baltic Cups.
Craig Caldwell and Sha Hohipa won the Newzealand Auckland Open.



Finder Masters
Dutchman Remco van Eijden and Englishman James Hurrell got the first two wildcards for the Finders Masters in December. Van Eijden already took part several times in the tournament, which was called till last year Zuiderduin Masters. Hurrel will give his debut.
Schedule, Results



22. September
Games new
To make practice and playing darts with friends for fun more interesting you can now find in the "Sport" section games as well.
We open the new "chapter" with some practice games of the Darts Performance Centre.
Should you play yourself less known games or even have invented some we will gladly include them on the site. Just send us a description and the rules of the games!
Checkout Practice Game
Splitz
Monkey Business
Stan's Practice Game



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Challenge Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



21. September
PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Coventry the last four events of this year's PDC Challenge Tour took place. There were four different winners: Chris Quantock, Peter Hudson, Jan Dekker and Martin Lukeman. With the exception of Jan Dekker none of them before won on the Challenge Tour.
The final Ranking is headed by Jan Dekker and Richie Corner who both earned the same amount of price money. Both will get a two year tour card for their achievements. The players ranked three to eight will be able to take part in January's Qualifiying School for free.
Challenge Tour



BDO Weekend in Bridlington
At the weekend in Bridlington the Winmau British Classic and the British Open of the BDO took place. Fallon Sherrock and Scott Waites won the Winmau British Classic titles. Winners of the British Open were Deta Hedman and Mark McGeeney who defeated in the final Scott Waites.
Waites this year had some shoulder surgery but it looks he's fully recovered already.



Championship Darts Circuit
North American Larry Butler won the inaugural Continental Cup of Championship Darts Circuits,to which only the top 16 of the circuit were invited. He defeated in the final Gary Mawson.
With this tournament the first season of the Championship Darts Circuit ended.



The World
At the weekend the fifth event of this year's World soft-darts series was played in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The winner was the Japanese Shintaro Inoue who defeated in the final Malaysian Norhisane Atan. The semi-finals reached Boris Krcmar from Croatia and Christian Perez from the Philippines.
The World Ranking is still headed by Englishman and former PDC pülayer Adrian Gray.
The World



20. September
Van Gerwen wins European Darts Matchplay
With a 6:4 defeat of Dave Chisnall Michael van Gerwen won the European Darts Matchplay in Innsbruck. It was his fifth win on this year's European Tour.
On the final day van Gerwen defeated Raymond van Barneveld, Rowby-John Rodriguez and Robert Thornton. Dave Chisnall reached the final with wins against Terry Jenkins, Peter Wright and David Pallett on the last day of the tournament.
Results
Report Finalnew



19. September
European Darts Matchplay - Round 2
After the second round of the event only four of the qualifiers survived - that means as well four of the seeded players were eliminated. Rowby-John Rodriguez as last weekend defeated Simon Whitlock, Alan Norris won a close match against Michael Smith, the winner of Mülheim, Raymond van Barneveld prevailed over Stephen Bunting and David Pallett sent Jelle Klaasen packing.
The tournament will be played to the end tomorrow - again in an afternoon and an evening session.
Schedule, Streams, Results



European Darts Matchplay
Of the German speaking qualifiers only Rowby-John Rodriguez, Maik Langendorf and Robert Marijanovic survived the first round of the European Darts Matchplay. Max Hopp couldn't repeat last weekend's performance and was this time eliminated by Raymond van Barneveld while home favourit Mensur Suljovic lost to Darren Webster.
Probably the best match of the first round played Andy Hamilton and Dean Winstanley in the evening session - Hamilton won with an over 100 average 3:6.
Today the tournament will go on with the second round in which the top 16 of the Order of Merit will enter the event.
Schedule, Streams, Results



18. September
European Darts Matchplay
Today in Innsbruck the European Darts Matchplay - the 8. event of the European Tour 2015 - will begin.
As Australian Kyle Anderson withdrew from the tournament as well yesterday six Austrians could qualify by the Host Nation Qualifier. Those are the brothers Roxy-James and Rowby-John Rodriguez, Mensur Suljovic, Zoran Lerchbacher, Armin Glanzer and Aaron Hardy.
Today the qualifiers will play in an afternoon- and an evening-session against each other. Max Hopp was again drawn against Raymond van Barneveld whom he has beaten last weekend so impressively.
Again the tournament will be streamed live from 1'oclock pm local time on Offizieller PDC Stream and by the streams of some betting companies.
Participants. Schedule, Streams, Results



17. September
Scott Needham Bullies The Power
Might be some of you will remember this picture which I shot during the World Matchplay in Blackpool. This picture has a backstory which Scott's father told Dr. Patrick Chaplin who published it in his DDN in December 2014!
Scott Needham Bullies The Power



16. September
World Series of Darts
The PDC today announced the participants of the World Series of Darts Final which will take place this year for the first time from 1.- 2. November in Glasgow.
All eight Top PDC players, who took part in the World Series Events this year will be the seeded players. They will enter the tournament in the second round. The first round will be played by 12 invited players and four qualifiers. The qualifiers will come from a qualifier in which only Tour Card Holders and players who took part in the World Series Events can play. This qualifier will take place as the qualifier for the Grand Slam on 23. October in Coventry.
Schedule, Participants



European Darts Matchplay
Gary Anderson has withdrawn from the European Darts Matchplay as well which will take place from 18. - 20. in Innsbruck. For him Stephen Bunting will move up as seeded player. The by this available place among the qualifiers will get a fifth Austrian player which will like the four others be determined by the Host Nation Qualifier which takes place on Thursday, 17. September.
Schedule, Participants



15. September
The Ultimate Book of Darts
An American book about the sport of darts - by an American dartplayers. A quite comprehensive book which takes up different aspects of the sport. Interesting to be sure not only for players and fans from North America: chapters with interviews and advice of the North Amercain pros.
Anne Kramer: The Ultimate Book of Darts



14. September
EDO Weekend
Last weekend three tournaments of the England Darts Organisation took place in Selsey.
Winners of the Matchplays were Glen Durrant and Anastasia Dobromyslova, the youth tournaments won Chris Gower and Beau Greaves. The titles of the Masters won Scott Mitchell and Lisa Ashton. Lisa Ashton won the Ladies Classic as well while Glen Durrant was the winner of the Men's Classic. The girl's tournament was won by Beau Greaves as well, the boy's title got Lewis Gurney.



PDC Development Tour
Last weekend in Coventry four tournaments of the PDC Developemt Tour were played. With Jamie Lewis, Dimitri van den Bergh, Mike de Decker and Aaron Dyer there were four different winners. Both for Mike de Decker and for Dimitri van den Bergh it was the second win on the tour this year. De Decker now heads together with Benito van de Pas the table.
Development Tour



PDC Rankings updated
After the European Darts Torphy and the Development Tour weekend the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the Order of Merit and the Development/Youth Tour Order of Merit of the PDC were updated.
PDC Rankings



13. September
Michael Smith retained Title
As in 2014 the final of the European Darts Trophy was again Michael Smith against Michael van Gerwen. However this time an as unleashed playing Michael Smith had almost no problem to win through. Although van Gerwen had twice the chance on a nine-darter and an average of 116.65 in the first four legs he was 0:4 behind. Smith's absolut clinical finishing made the difference and he won in the end with 6:2.
Smith won on the final day against Kevin Painter, Mervyn King and Ian White to reach the final. Michael van Gerwen had defeated Jason Lovett, Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright.
Results
Report Finals Day



12. September
European Darts Trophy
On the second day of the tournament the 16 seeded players got into the match. Most of the qualifiers were eliminated second round and most of them were outplayed. Mensur Suljovic lost in a close match 6:5 to Justin Pipe, Max Hopp never had a dart at the doubles against Kim Huybrechts and went down 0:6 - the clearest loss of the day. Almost as heavily lost Adam Hunt against Michael van Gerwen - who with a determined performance confirmed he is the favourite to win the tournament - and Darren Johnson against James Wade.
Only the qualifiers Kevin Painter, Cristo Reyes, Jason Lovett and Rowby-John Rodriguez hold their ground in the second round and progressed to the last 16. Especially impressive was young Austrian Rodriguez who rolled over Simon Whitlock 6:1.
Results



11. September
European Darts Trophy
Today in Mülheim the first round of the tournament will be played in an afternoon- and an evening-session. In this the qualifiers will play against each other.
By the Home Nation Qualifier Max Hopp, Jyhan Artut, Christian Soethe and Martin Schindler qualified, among the European qualifiers is five times world champion Raymond van Barneveld, who was drawn against Max Hopp. The two will meet in the evening-session.
Participants, Schedule, Streams, Results



10. September
European Darts Trophy
Tomorrow in Mülheim the European Darts Trophy will begin, the seventh tournament of this years PDC European Tour. That means that the summer break for the players is over. Gary Anderson has withdrawn - for him Benito van de Pas moves up. Favourit to win to be sure is the number 1 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit, Michael van Gerwen.
Today in Mülheim the European Qualifier and the Host Nation Qualifier for the tournament will take place.
Participants, Schedule



9. September
Darts Performance Centre
This Coaching Clinic helps you to fine tune your darts game by finding into a rhythm. That will help you to stay relaxed when under pressure. And a practice game is on offer as well!
Coaching Clinic 31



8. September
WDF/BDO Rankings updated
All WDF/BDO rankings including the Finders Masters ranking were updated. Darius Labanauskas still heads the WDF ranking while Glen Durrant is first in the BDO Invitation Table. In the ladies rankings Deta Hedman is first in both tables.
BDO Rankings



7. September
World Grand Prix
In less than a month Monat the next PDC Major tournament will begin - the World Grand Prix in Dublin which this year alredy starts on Sunday 4. October. The final will take place on Saturday 10. October - in agreement with Sky at 20.30 British time. Before the final this year again the finale of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay will be played.
Till the World Grand Prix cut-off date two European Tour Events and a Players Championship weekend will take place by which the players still can qualify for the World Grand Prix. How the field of participants looks at the momemnt you can find here:
World Grand Prix



DDV Spree Cup

Dimitri van den Bergh won the men's singles on Saturday, winner of the ladies singles was Steffi Zwitkowitsch. The youth tournaments were won by Nina Puls and Kevin Troppmann. On Sunday Kevin Münch die Herren Einzelwon the men's singles and Anne Willkomm the ladies singles.



3. September
Champion of Champions 2015
The Champion of Champions tournament was played this year for the second time. The format is with Best of Three Legs the same as the format of the former "News of the World". To be able to take part in the grand final the players have to qualify by one of the qualifiers which take place in pubs and clubs.
2015 the winner is Gerwyn Price!
Champion of Champions 2015



2. September
Adam "Thorn" Smith - from France to Spain
Adam "Thorn" Smith has to leave Marseille - due to a number of conferences it is almost impossible to find a reasonable priced hotel room. But where to go??? The only practicable solution of his problem is another long distance bus travel to Barcelona...
I see France, I see Spain...



1. September
More Results
Winner of the LDO Classic Singles was Lisa Ashton, the pairs of the tournament were won by Trina Gulliver/Zoe Jones.
French Open winners were Fallon Sherrock and Dean Reynolds.
The Dutch Champion League of Darts was won by Danny Noppert and Sharon Prins. The youth tournaments were won by Geert Nentjes and Priscilla Steenbergen. Noppert, Prins and Nentjes are now qualified for the Finders Masters while Steenbergen qualified for the Winmau World Masters.



Championship Darts League

The last two vvents of the North American Championship Darts Curcuit were won by Larry Butler and Darin Young. The Top 16 of the final table will be invited to the Continental Cup Finals from 19. - 20. September in which the winner of the tournament series will be decided.



Bulls Super League Germany
At the weekend the fourth tournament weekend of Superleague Germany was played. The weekend was dominated by Stefan Stoyke who only lost one of his 14 matches and now heads the table. Almost as strong was Kevin Münch with 12 wins who now sits on the second place of the table. Stoyke, Münch and Demkanin (on third place) already have qualified for the grand final in November. Fabian Herz again couldn't take part and is the first plaer who'll be eliminated this season.
Bulls Superleague Germany



Bulls Superleague Eastern
At the third weekand of Super League Eastern Rowby-John Rodriguez played himself ob the first place of the table followed by Zdravko Antunovic and Zoran Lerchbacher.All three have by now 32 points. Fourth in the table now is Mensur Suljovic with 30 points.
Bulls Superleague Eastern



Lewis Winner in Auckland
Adrian Lewis won the inaugural Auckland Darts Masters with a 11:10 win over Raymond van Barneveld.
Before Lewis had defeated in a rather close semi-final Phil Taylor with 10:9. Van Barneveld had progressed into the final with a 10:6 Sieg against James Wade.
The Auckland Darts Masters was the last event of this years World Series of the PDC. In November The tournament final will follow in Glasgow.
World Series of Darts



Interview with John Gwynne
During the World Matchplay in Blackpool I had the chance to talk with the former Sky Sports darts commentator John Gwynne who was invited to Blackpool to do a guest comment. Gwynne, one of the three dart commentators who helped shape the direction of the modern game, has withdrawn from the darts commentator box but is still very activ!
To the Interview



29. August
Auckland Darts Masters

In the second round of the Auckland Darts Masters Raymond van Barneveld again defeated his fellow country man Michael van Gerwen. Beside van Barneveld Phil Taylor (against Simon Whitlock), James Wade (against Perter Wright) and Adrian Lewis (against Gary Anderson) progressed into the semi-finals.
The semif-finals will be: Raymond van Barneveld v James Wade and Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis.



28. August
Auckland Darts Masters
In the first round of the Auckland Darts Masters in New Zealand beside Stephen Bunting all the seeded players prevailed. Bunting lost 4:6 against Simon Whitlock. For World Champion Gary Anderson the match against Rob Modra - the last match of the evening - was a real struggle. Anderson just needed too many darts to hit his doubles and Modra - who couldn't keep up with Andersons scoring - again and again beat him on the doubles. But in the end Anderson won 6:5.



27. August
Auckland Darts Masters
After the four DPNZ Qualifiers the field of participants for the Auckland Darts Masters which will begin tomorrow is complete. Qualified are Rob Szabo, David Platt, Loz Ryder, Rob Modra, Mark Cleaver and Craig Caldwell.
The winner of the two Australien World Series Events of the PDC, Phil Taylor, will play against Craig Caldwell, the number 1 of the world, Michael van Gerwen will meet Rob Szabo - the number 1 of Neu Zealand.
World Series of Darts



25. August
Darin Young again qualified for PDC World Championship
American Darin Young won this years PDC Spectacular in Canada, which is played as quaflifier for players from North America for the PDC World Championship. Young defeated in the final Larry Butler with 3:2. Butler before in the semi-finals had eliminated John Part.
Young is the first known participant of the the first round of the World Championship. For Young it will be his ninth PDC World Championship.



Results
For the upcoming English player Casey Gallagher last weekend was very sucessful. First she won the Swedish Classic of the Ladies Darts Organisation, than she won the Swedish Open title. The men's tournament was won by Englishman Jamie Hughes. In the youth tournament Kevin Lundeström could celebrate the only Swedish win while the girl's tournament was won by Samantha Frop from Denmark.



24. August
News from Uniboffin
Unicorn has developed a new dart barrel which can be tuned and changed individually. Uniboffin has dedicated it a whole blog...
Core Benefits



CDC Fantasy League Update


After the third CDC weekend now the ranking of the CDC Fantasy League participants was updated again!
CDC Fantasy League Update





22. August
Phil Taylor wins in Sydney
Phil Taylor won his third Sydney Darts Masters title in a row - he defeated in the very one sided final the appearingly tired Adrian Lewis with 11:3.
Earlier Taylor had won his semifinal against Peter Wright and thrown a nine-darter in it. it was the first nine-darter thrown in a World Series of Darts tournament. Lewis meanwhile was part of an epic semi-final match against Raymond van in which the lead changed several times. With a 167er finish Lewis had forced a decider while van Barneveld already stood on a finish for the win. Van Barneveld couldn't recover from the blow and played a rather weak last leg. Lewis threw a 140 and a 180 and won the match.
Report and Statistics Day 3



21. August
Sydney Darts Masters - Quarterfinals
The quarterfinals of the Sydney Darts Master were full of surprises. In two very close matches first Peter Wright defeated James Wade and in the last match of the evening Adrian Lewis Gary Anderson. A good-humoured Raymond van Barneveld eliminated Michael van Gerwen from the tournament. Only Phil Taylor came up to expectations and defeated unimpressed Stephen Bunting with 8:2.



Sydney Darts Masters
In the first round in all the matches the PDC Top players prevailed. Most of the matches were one sided and clearly dominated by the Top players. Only the match between Adrian Lewis and Simon Whitlock developed into a tight battle. Due to a slow start from Lewis Whitlock soon was 1:4 in the lead. Lewis started a comeback and got a 5:4 lead. Whitlock managed the 5;5 but in the last leg the two time World Champion showed his class and won the match.
Report and Statistics Day 1



20. August
Darts Performance Centre

Is age really a factor in darts as it is in many other sports? Taylor proves all the times it not necessarily is. But what is it that makes him different of all those players who just disappear again after some time?
The Power is still going strong at 50+ years of age!



WDF Results
Deta Hedman and Jim Williams are the winners of the Antwerp Open. The youth titles got Job ten Heuvel and Kyanen Frauenfelder.
Cody Harris and Tina Osborne won the titles of the Puma NZ Open.
The Japan Open were won by Japanese Seigo Asada and Fallon Sherrock from England, the youth title won Japanese Kakeru Saito.
Winners of this year's Pacific Masters were Peter Machin and Lorraine Burn.
The winners of the Apatin Open were Boris Krcmar and Veronika Ihasz.



Sydney Darts Masters
Today in Sydney in Australia the next of the World Series of Darts tournaments of the PDC begins - the Sydney Darts Masters.
This time the top eight of the PDC Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Peter Wright, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting will play in the first round against Clinton Bridge, Paul Nicholson, Warren Parry, Simon Whitlock, Loz Ryder, Craig Caldwell, Cody Harris and David Platt.
World Series of Darts



18. August
Pro Tour, Challenge Tour and Development Tour 2016
There will be almost no changes in Pro Tour, Challenge Tour and Development Tour next year. Again there will be six UK Open Qualifiers played at two weekends Friday to Sunday. The number of Players Championships will be 20 again and the number of Challenge Tour Events didn't change either. Only to the Challenge Tour another weekend with four events will be added which will be played in Germany - in Muelheim - in April.
Pro Tour 2016
Challenge Tour Tour 2016
Development Tour 2016



European Tour 2016
As the PDC announced the European Tour 2016 will consist of one more event in 2016. Hamburg in Germany was added as tenth Event in May. As last year the European Championship will take place in Belgium, the venue is not yet known. The World Cup will stay in Frankfurt.
While the Host Nation Qualifiers for the European Tour Events will still be played on the night before the tournament, next year the European Qualifier will be "bundled", that means on three dates there each time three European Qualifikationen will take place. The UK Qualifiers will be played in bundles of two.
European Tour 2016



Premier League 2016
The PDC announced the venues and dates for the Premier League 2016.
Most venues are the same as this year's. Only Brighton dopped out and was replaced for the first time by a league day in Holland. It will be played in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam.
Premiere League tickets will probably go on sale early in October.
Premier League 2016



17. August
Tournament Calendar 2016
After the PDC announced the dates for 2016 the provisional Tournament-Calendar for 2016 now is online. The dates of the WDF and the BDO still are far from complete, the dates of the SDC, the ADO and of the Super League Germany and Eastern are not yet known.
Provisional Tournament Calender 2016



16. August
Perth Darts Masters
Phil Taylor for the second time in a row won the Perth Darts Masters. He dedeated in a thrilling final James Wade with 11:7.
Before Phil Taylor had prevailed in the semi-finals in a high class match, in which both players averaged over 104, 10:5 against Gary Anderson. Much more competitive, in the end even dramatic, was the second semi-final between James Wade and Michael van Gerwen. Wade had dominated most parts of the match and had convinced with his clinical finishing while van Gerwen had problems to hit his doubles. But the Dutchman pulled himself together and managed to draw 9:9. In the deciding match he had the throw but Wade had the higher scores and won the match with a 13-darter.
Report Day 3



15. August
Perth Darts Masters
The only qualifier still in the tournament Kyle Anderson was eliminated today in second round. Taylor got a comfortable 8:3 win. However even a little bit easier it was for James Wade against Peter Wright as Wright was far from his best. High class was the match between Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld, which began evenly but in the end was a clear 8:4 win for van Gerwen. The last match of the day to be sure was the most spectacular - till Adrian Lewis was 6:1 in the lead it completly run past Gary Anderson. But suddenly he was back and won the match in dramatic fashion 8:7.
Tomorrow in the semi-finals James Wade will play against Michael van Gerwen and reigning champion Phil Taylor against Gary Anderson.
Report Day 2



14. August
World Matchplay Galerie

Here it is finally, the gallery of this year's World Matchplays - due to vacation a little bit late...
Gallery



Perth Darts Masters
Australian Kyle Anderson was responsible for the first big upset of the Perth Darts Masters - he defeated the seeded Stephen Bunting with 6:5. All other seeded players reached the quarterfinals - most of them without problems. Only Michael van Gerwen wobbled in the last match of the evening after he had missed a double. But he recovered and won 6:4 against Dave Platt.
Tomorrow the tournamentcontinues with the quarterfinals and Kyle Anderson will play against reigning champion Phil Taylor who's just recovering from illness.
Report Day 1



13. August
Perth Darts Masters
Tomorrow in Perth in Australia the Perth Darts Master will begin - a tournament of theWorld Series of the PDC. Top players Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting will play against eight qualifiers from the Oceanic region. Among those are Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson.
The tournament will be televised in many countries and it will be streamed live onLivePDC TV.
World Series of Darts



The World
The fourth eevnt of this year's World soft darts series which took place in Canada was won by Japanese Sho Katsumi. He defeated in the final Canadian Jeremiah Millar. American Leonard Gates and Japanese Yuji Eguchi reached the semi-finals.
The World ranking is headed at the moment by Englishman Adrian Gray followed on second place by American Leonard Gates and on place three by Paul Lim playing for Singapure.
The World



Championship Darts Circuit
Winner of the CDC Matchplay to which the top 32 of the ranking after the first four tounrmants were invited was American David Fatum.
The Events 5 and 6, which were played last weekend, were won by Darin Young and Leonard Gates. The ranking is headed now by DJ.Sayre angeführt. John Part sits on place 2, Larry Butler on place 3.



ADO Results
Larry Butler once again won the national ADO Championship in 501 Singles. The ladies title won Cali West. The youth title went to Carl di Ciccot.
Jim Widmayer won the USA Classic 501 singles defeating Larry Butler in the final. In the ladies final Marliese Kiel prevailed. The youth titles went to Kerena Resse and Dominik Pundt. Cali West and Jerry van Loan won the cricket singles titles.



Scandinavian Circuit
At the beginning of August two more events of the SDC Circuits were played - this time in Russia.
Winner of the fifth event of this year's tour was Swede Magnus Caris. The sixth event was won by Kim Viljanen from Finland gewonnen. For Vijanen it was already his third win of the year and he now heads the ranking in front of Per Laursen from Denmark and Magnus Caris.
SDC Tour



Superleague Germany
End of July the third weekend of Superleague Germany was played. For head of the table Max Hopp it was not a good weekend but he managed to stay on the first place followed by Stefan Stoyke. Fabian Herz counldn't take part at that weekend and due to this now sits on the last place of the table.
Superleague Germany



Superleague Eastern
Superleague Eastern has played now the second tournament weekend. Mensur Suljovic couldn't take part - he was still on his way back home from the World Matchplay - and so slipped down on the ninth place in the table. After the second weekend slightely surprising Croatian Zdravko Antunovic heads the table who played a great weekend.
Superleague Eastern



PDC Rankings
The Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Scandinavian Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



26. July
Van Gerwen wins World Matchplay
Michael van Gerwen prevailed in the final 18:12 over James Wade and for the first time won the World Matchplay title.
The final began slow and very even till van Gerwen at 5:5 had a five legs winning run. Wade never was able to come back and the Dutchman got a well deserved win. In the semi-finals James Wade eliminated reigning champion Phil Taylor from the tournament while Michael van Gerwen defeated Peter Wright.
Results



23. July
World Matchplay - Day 6
On the sixth day of the tournament the first two quarterfinals were played. Peter Wright played against Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen against Ian White. Both matches were on high level though Gerwyn Price was quite outplayed by Peter Wright. Wright subsided a little bit near the end of the game and Price made up a few legs. Wright won with 16:7. The second quarterfinal was a close head-to-head race in which White for some time was in front before van Gerwen finally outpaced him and won 16:13.
Results
Report and Statistics Day Six



World Matchplay - Day 5
On the fifth day of the World Matchplay the last four second round matches were played. In a very close match Dave Chisnall in the end prevailed with 13:11 against Youth World Champion Keegan Brown. James Wade had far less problems with Brendan Dolan and won 13:8. Even easier it was for Phil Taylor against Andy Hamilton, who only could keep up for a few legs. Taylor got a clear 13:6 win. Gary Anderson on the other side from the beginning had a big problem with Mensur Suljovic slow throw with was even slower than usually and he lost his accuracy on his doubles. Suljovic won 13:9.
Results
Report and Statistics Day 5



22. July
Haunting Stories...

Blackpool seems to be a hotspot for ghosts and of course there are some in the Winter Gardens as well. Though till know I didn't see one...
Haunting Stories...



World Matchplay - Day 4
After the first half of the second round matches with Simon Whitlock and Adrian Lewis two more seeded players were eliminated from the tournament. Whitlock had first dominated the match against Ian White but in the last part of the match he seemed to be worn out and White could turn the match around. He won it 13:7. Gerwyn Price on the other side put Lewis from begin under pressure but was first a little shy to cross the winning line so that Lewis could catch up.But than Lewis as well started to wobble and Price won 13:10. A much easier match had Michael van Gerwen who swept Jamie Lewis 13:2 from the stage and had with 110.93 the till now highest average of the tournament. Peter Wright had no problems with Andrew Gilding either and won 13:7.
Results
Report and Statistics Day 4



21. July
A little bit of football history...

A rather interesting last night with first round matches! And for diversion a little bit football history as we are here surrounded by famous football clubs...
A little bit of football history...



World Matchplay - Day 3
The last evening of the first round started with an upset- PDC Youth World Champion Keegan Brown defeated Robert Thornton with 10:7. The following match between Dave Chisnall and Jamie Caven was hard to beat in excitement and the second match that went in overtime - Dave Chisnall won in the end with 13:11. Than followed the first appearance of Phil Taylor, who had less problems with his opponents John Henderson then with his doubles and won with 10:2. The last match of the evening between Andy Hamilton and Raymond van Barneveld dveloped totally different then was to be expected looking at Hamiltons performances lately. Hamilton dominated, van Barneveld had a lot of problems and the Empress Ballroom buzzed. Van Barneveld managed a comeback but it was too late and he lost 10:7.
Results
Report and Statistics Day 3



20. July
Darts, only Darts

What a great second day of the tournament with a lot of upsets. From eight seeded players only four survived. But even after 12 of 16 first round matches no clear favourite has emerged...
Darts, only Darts



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre is delighted! What an entertaining second evening! But what about the throwing techniques? Some more betting tips...
Day 3



World Matchplay - Day 2, Evening
The evening of the second day started with a 10:6 win from Brendan Dolan over Vincent van der Voort, who was faster to get into the match but than somehow lost the thread. The following match between Mensur Suljovic and Terry Jenkins, who didn't seem to feel comfortable on stage was a much closer affair. Suljovic in the end won 11:9. Gary Anderson dispatched Steve Beaton 10:4.The last match of the evening between James Wade and Kyle Anderson was hard-fought. In the end Wade prevailed 10:7.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day 2 Evening



19. July
World Matchplay - Day 2, Afternoon
The afternoon of the second days of the World Matchplays didn't bring many really highclass matches but defeats for all the favourits. The only seeded player who survived the afternoon was Ian White, who defeated Stephen Bunting clear with 10:6. Before in a dramatic match Mervyn King who had twice the cahnce to throw a nine-darter lost with 8:10 to Andrew Gilding. Other surprise winners of the afternoon were Jamie Lewis against Justin Pipe and Gerwyn Price against Michael Smith.
Results
Report and Statistics Day 2, Afternoon



The first evening

The first evening to be sure was a good start into the World Matchplay with some really good matches. But playing in a historic building to be sure can be a challenge...
The first evening



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre gets the first night in its sight and has some betting tips.
Day 2



18. July
World Matchplay - First Evening
All seeded players won their first round matches on the first evening of the World Matchplay and the first three matches were rather similar. The seeded players were far in front before the first break,while their opponents reduced the deficit in the second part of the match. After the second break again the seeded players Whitlock, Wright and van Gerwen again dominated the matches. The last match between Adrian Lewis and Joe Murnan was till the first break a rather close match. Then Lewis started to pull sloppy darts helped Murnan to come back into the match. In the end Lewis won with 10:7.
Results
Report and Statistics First Evening



Get into the mood
Today the World Matchplay will begin in Blackpool with the first four matches of the first round.
Yesterday to get into the mood the PDC Fans Forum took place in Blackpool and as I had already arrived I took part in the event. Here a report:
Get into the mood



17. July
Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre has a first look on the World Matchplay as well.
Preview



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Challenge Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



16. July
Retrospect and Preview
On Saturday the World Matchplay in Blackpool will begin.
As always the Top 16 of the World and 16 qualifiers will stand at the oche. Ten years ago the Top 16 of the world were totally different - save Phil Taylor and Terry Jenkins...
Retrospect and Preview



14. July
Questions to Larry Butler and Darin Young

A rather special interview: after the PDC World Cup Larry Butler and Darin Young answered in the Reddit Forum the questions of the fans!
Questions to Larry Butler and Darin Young



13. July
Robert Thornton wins European Darts Open
With a 6:2 win over Kim Huybrechts Robert Thornton won the die European Darts Open in Düsseldorf. Thornton had reached the final with wins against Dimítri van den Bergh, Simon Whitlock, Jelle Klaasen and James Wade and his form improved from match to match. Kim Huybrechts reached the final with wins over Jyhan Artut, Michael Smith, Brenden Dolan and Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Report Finals Day



WDF Europe Cup Youth
The boy's team from the Republic of Ireland and the gir's team from Hungary were the overall winners of the WDF Europe Cup 2015. Winner of the boy's singles event was German Nico Schlund, winners of the boy's pairs was the Dutch pair Verberk/v.Tergouw. Behind overall winner Republic of Ireland followed the Dutch team and the German team in the table.
The girl's single event was won by Layla Brussel fron the Netherlands. Winners of the pairs were the Hungarian Czipo/Neumajer. In the overall table behind Hungary follow Russia and the Netherlands.
WDF Europe Cup Youth



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four events of the PDC Challenge Tour were played. On Saturday the winners were Jan Dekker and Joe Murnan. For both it was already the second win on the Challenge Tour win this year. Simon Preston threw in his match against Stuart Holden a nine-darter.
On Sunday won Richie Corner and Dean Reynolds. For Corner it was his second Challenge Tour this year as well while Reynolds had already been successful on the Developement Tour before.
Challenge Tour



10. July
European Darts Open
Today the European Darts Open will begin in Düsseldorf with the matches of the first round, in which only the qualifiers will stand at the Oche. There will be an afternoon- and an evening session. Opening match of the tournament will be the match Kevin McDine v Daryl Gurney.
The host nation qualifiers are Michael Rosenauer, Jyhan Artut, Tomas Seyler, Christian Soethe and Maik Langendorf. Among the European qualifiers are beside the two Austrians Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez the two former BDO World Champions Jelle Klaasen and Christian Kist.
Participants, Schedule, Results



WDF Europe Cup Youth
Yesterday in Kemer in Turkey the WDF Europe Cup Youth 2015 began. Youth players from 15 European countries take part.
After the first day the boy's table is headed by Holland followed by Germany. The girl's table is headed by Hungary followed by Russia.



9. July
PDC World Championship 2016
Here now the schedule of the PDC World Championship 2016 which will be played over 15 days. For the first time there will be a session on boxing day and during the first round there will be three days with an afternoon and an evening session. It will show whether the afternoon session on Friday 18. December will be a success. To play all four quarterfinals on the same day in two sessions looks like a good idea. But it's definitely a pity that again the semi-finals and the final of the PDC World Championship will clash with the start of the BDO World Championship (2. January).
Schedule



European Darts Open
The European Darts Open are the sixth event of this years PDC European Tour and will be played from tomorrow till Sunday in Düsseldorf.
Tonight the European and the Host Nation Qualifier take place by which this time 13 players can qualify. Due to illness Gary Anderson and Keegan Brown had to withdrew from the tournament. Gary Anderson will be replaced as a seeded player by Benito van de Pas while instead of Keegan Brown a fifth Host Nation Qualifier will get a chance in the event.
Participants



8. July
PDC World Championship 2016
The PDC announced today first details of the PDC World Championship 2016. From Monday, 13. July tickets will be on sale for pdc.tv subscribers, general sale will start on Monday, 20. July.
The World Championship will be played from 17. December 2015 to 3. January 2016 and for the first time there'll be an evening session on 26. December. The total price money is increased to 1,5 million pound of which the winner will get 300 000 pound. The capacity will be increased but there will be no move to the Great Hall of the Alexandra Palace. The format of the preliminary round will now be Best of Three Sets. Due to this till the end of the Preliminary Round in each session only three first round matches and one preliminary round match will be played.



7. July
World Matchplay - Schedule
The PDC today published the schedule for the first and second round of the World Matchplay.
Simon Whitlock will open the tournament on Saturday 18. July against Jelle Klaasen. As well on the first evening Michael van Gerwen will stand against Benito van de Pas at the oche. On Sunday two sessions with four matches each will be played. World Champion Gary Anderson will play in the evening session against Steve Beaton. On Monday the first round will end with another evening session and reigning champion Phil Taylor will begin his challenge against Scotsman John Henderson.
Schedule



6. July
World Matchplay - Draw First Round
The PDC now published the first round draw of the World Matchplay which will begin on 18. July in Blackpool.
The number two seed reigning champion Phil Taylor will play Scotsman John Henderson in the first round, number 1 seed and number 1 of the world Michael van Gerwen will play against fellow country man Benito van de Pas and World Champion Gary Anderson will play former World Champion Steve Beaton.
Draw First Round



BDO Gold Cup

Winners of the BDO Gold Cup singles were Fallon Sherrock and Brian Dawson. The pairs dournaments won ladies pair Rhian Edwards and Alannah Waters and men's pair Dennis Harbour und Eddie Martin.




World Matchplay
After the two Players Championships at the weekend the field of participants for the World Matchplay in Blackpool is complete.
In the players qualified by the PDC Order of Merit were only some changes in the seeding list. The last qualifying place by the Pro Tour Order of Merit secured thanks to his better performances over the weekend Australian Kyle Anderson who edged out Mark Webster. Neither Ronnie Baxter nor Wes Newton - the two local Blackpool dart stars - managed to qualify and for the first time in 18 years the World Matchplay will take place without a local player.
Participants



Wade and Klaasen win in Wigan
James Wade and Jelle Klaasen are the winners of the two Players Championships of the weekend.
James Wade defeated in the final of the 13. Players Championship Kim Huybrechts with 6:4. In the semi-finals stood Keegan Brown and Andrew Gilding.
In the final of the 14. Players Championship on Sunday Jelle Klaasen won 6:2 against Ian White. Rowby-John Rodriguez and Michael Smith reached the semi-finals. Magnus Caris threw in his first round match against Jason Marriott a nine-darter.
Results



UK Qualifiers for the European Events 7 + 8
Kevin Painter, Stephen Bunting, Alan Norris, Wes Newton, Gerwyn Price, Darren Johnson, Adam Hunt and David Pallett are the players who managed to qualify for both Events.
Among the players who qualfied only for the event in Muehlheim are Mark Dudbridge and the former number 1 of the BDO James Wilson. In Innsbruck among others Jamie Caven, Dean Winstanley and Australian Kyle Anderson will stand at the oche.
Participants Event 7
Participants Event 8



3. July
Pro Tour Weekend
Today in Wigan the next PDC Pro Tour weekend will begin with the UK qualifiers for the events 7 + 8 of this year's European Tour. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 13 and 14 will be played - the last chance for the players to qualify for the World Matchplay in Blackpool. Among those still fighting to qualify are the two local stars Wes Newton and Ronnie Baxter. Baxter till now has taken part in 17 sucessive World Matchplays, Newton missed out once and was 8 times part of the field of participants.
Participants, Results
World Matchplay



2. July
Adam "Thorn" Smith in France

After Maxim left to return to Paris Adam "Thorn" Smith is stranded in Marseille. What to do and where to go now? Adam stays another night in Marseille...
Busk or Bust in France



1. July
Additions Who is Who

Added were several players from South Africa, who all already stood on the big stage during PDC Major tournaments: Nolan Arendse, Graham Filby, Wyand Havenga, Shawn Hogan and Charles Losper.



30. June
World Series News
As the PDC now announced the World Series final will be played from vom 21. - 22. November in Glasgow. Not many details are known yet but the top 8 of the World Series Ranking and 16 qualifiers from around the world will take part. At the moment Phil Taylor is head of the table followed by Michael van Gerwen on the second place.
Craig Caldwell from Neu Zealand won two of the qualifiers for the World Series Events in Australia and New Zealand and such got a place both in the Perth Darts Masters as in the Sydney Darts Masters. Rob Szabo from New Zealand qualified as the DPNZ number 1 for the Auckland Darts Masters. Invitations for all New Zealand and Australian World Series tournaments got Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson while Kyle Anderson was invited for the Perth Darts Masters.
World Series of Darts



PDC Rankings
After the Development Tour Events last weekend now the Youth Tour Order of Merit was updated.
PDC Rankings



WDF Results

Roy Orvis and Cindy Hayhurst are the winners of the Canadian Open. Winners of the Austria Open are Dutchman Danny Blom and Hungarian Veronika Ihasz. Austrian Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Hungarian Vivien Czipo were the winners of the youth titles.





28. June
Taylor wins Japan Darts Masters
With a 8:7 win over Peter Wright Phil Taylor won the inaugural Japan Darts Masters. Taylor already had a clear 7:2 lead when he missed two match darts and Peter Wright came back into the match. Wright won five legs in a row to level 7:7 but than had some problems in the deciding leg and Taylor managed to get the win.
Wright was progressed into the final with wins against Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen while Taylor had defeated Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Anderson. Both semi-finals were rather close matches.
Report Day 2



Development Tour
Within the Development Tour at the weekend four events of the Youth Tour were played in Coventry statt. There were four different winners: Mike de Dekker, Benito van de Pas, Michael Aspinall and Dimitri van den Bergh. For all four it was the first win on the Youth Tour this year.
PDC Youth Tour



27. June
Japan Darts Masters
Despite good performances of the Japanese qualifiers all PDC players won their matches and it was only Raymond van Barneveld against Katsuya Aiba who not only sweat because of the heat. Gary Anderson almost threw a nine-darter against the impressive Yuki Yamada.
So the quarterfinals tomorrow will be all PDC matches: Phil Taylor will play against Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade against Gary Anderson, Stephen Bunting against Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis against Peter Wright.
Report Day 1



CDC Fantasy League Standings UPDATE!


After the second CDC weekend in Michigan now the standings of the CDC Fantasy League participants were updated!
CDC Fantasy League Standings UPDATE!





26. June
Japan Darts Masters
Tomorrow in Yokohama the Japan Darts Masters will begin, the second event of the PDC World Series of Darts this year. In the first round eight PDC top players will play against eight Japanese qualifiers. Three of the qualifiers are known in Europe as they already took part in PDC tournaments: Haruki Muramatsu, Sho Katsumi and Morihiro Hashimoto.
In the first round Michael van Gerwen plays against Chikara Fujimori, Phil Taylor against Masumi Chino, Peter Wright against Haruki Muramatsu, Morihiro Hashimoto against James Wade, Arian Lewis against Sho Katsumi, Gary Anderson against Yuki Yamada, Raymond van Barneveld against Katsya Aiba and Stephen Bunting against Shintaro Inoue.
World Series of Darts



24. Juni
Dartitis
Following his first article about the dreaded dartitis Rockford got a lot of response. All informations about symptoms,causes and cures he collected and condensed in a second article. He hopes it will help affected players to get rid of dartitis.
Dartitis II - The Return



23. June
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Schandinavian Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



22. June
Michael Smith wins International Darts Open
Michael Smith defeated in the final of the International Darts Open in Riesa Benito van de Pas with 6:3.
Michael Smith had only shown in top form on the final day of the tournament and had reached the final with wins against Steve Beaton, Terry Jenkins and Ian White. Impressive Bernito van de Pas had eliminated on Sunday afternoon Michael van Gerwen and than won against Justin Pipe and Kim Huybrechts.
Max Hopp as home favourite had reached the third round and there lost to Justin Pipe.
Report Finals Day



Results...
Winner of the men's singles of the German Masters was German Masters war Dimitri van den Bergh, the ladies title went to Steffi Zwitkowitsch. The youth titles won Eren Kilic and Vanessa Nelz. The teams championship of the ladies won the team of the NWDV while the men's winner was Team BDV.
Winner sof the England National Singles Open of the EDO were Dennis Harbour and Fallon Sherrock. Fallon Sherrock won the England Open Singles as well, the men's title got Wesley Harms. The ladies pairs won Lisa Ashton/Trina Gulliver and the men's pairs Dennis Harbour/Steve Garrett. The youth titles won Natsha Eawes and Owen Maiden.
At the second weekend of the new North American Championship Darts Circuit Jason Bradon and DJ.Sayre won one event each. John Part both times stood in the semi-finals. Head of the table is now JD. Sayre angeführt, on rank two follows John Part and ranked third is Larry Butler.



19. June
International Darts Open
Today in Riesa the International Darts Open, the fifth event of this years European Tour, will begin. Top playersder PDC Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and James Wade,will not take part either because they didn't register or because they didn't play the qualifier.
Today the first round will take place in an afternoon - and an evening session, in which only the qualifiers take part. Tomorrow in the second round today's winners will play against the top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
Schedule, Results



International Darts Open - Qualification
Yesterday in Riesa the Host Nation and the European Qualifier for the International Darts Open took place. The tournament will be played from today till Sunday in Riesa.
By the Host Nation Qualifier Max Hopp, who threw a nine-darter during the qualifier, Jyhan Artut, Daniel Zygla and Tomas Seyler qualified. Among others Christian Kist, Mensur Suljovic and Antonio Alcinas secured a place in the tournament by the European Qualifier.
Participants



18. Juni
Darts Performance Centre

What characterizes a "clever" dartsplayer? One can learn a lot from Ted Hankey!!!
Coaching Clinic 29



17. Juni
Martin Adams will play Grand Slam
The PDC no published the modified participation criteria for the Grand Slam 2015 which will be played from 7. - 15. November in Wolverhampton. This year only 20 players will be invited for the tournament among them four BDO players. The other 12 participants will qualify by qualifiers. Four of the places are for BDO players for whom two own qualifiers will take place. So from this year the Grand Slam is no longer an invitation tournament but will be a ranking tournament.
Alreday invited were the four BDO players Scott Mitchell, Martin Adams, Martin Phillips and Geert de Vos. All four accepted the invitation - even Martin Adams, who till now always turned down the invitation.
Participants, Criteria of participation



15. June
The World
Winner of the third event of this year's soft dart World tournament series, which was played at the weekend in La Rochelle in France, was American Leonard Gates. He defeated in the final Paul Lim, who a short while before had stood on the stage of the PDC World Cup in Frankfurt. In the semifinals stood Lourence Ilagan, as well participant in the PDC World Cup, and Alejandro Reyes.
Among the participants of the event this time were several well known steel dart players for example Jelle Klaasen and Justin Pipe and the two young Dutchmen Berry van Peer und Colin Roelofs.
The World



Team England wins World Cup
In a thrilling and high class final Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis defeated the Scottish Team Gary Anderson/Peter Wright with 3:2. Gary Anderson won his two singles against Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis while Peter Wright lost to both his English opponents. In the double England had prevailed 4:3.
England had defeated in the quarterfinals Germany with 2:0 and after that Belgium in the semi-finals with the same result, Scotland progressed with wins against Hongkong and the Netherlands into the final.
Results
Report Quarterfinals
Report Semifinals, Final



PDC World Cup - Day 3
After the second round only one unseeded team is still in the tournament - team Hongkong defeated in a thrilling match, the only second round match in which a double match was necessary, the team of the Republic of Ireland with 2:1. The German team delighted the crowd with a 2:0 win over rival Austria and progressed into the quarterfinals where it will meet England. Beside reigning champion Netherlands, team Northern Ireland, team Australia, team Belgium and the number 2 seeded Scotland into the quarterfinals.
Report



Interview with Brendan Dolan
Northern Irishman Brendan Dolan wrote a piece of darts history when he becaem the first player to throw a nine-darter in a televised double-in tournament - on top of it in front of an almost home crowd during the World Grand Prix 2011 in Dublin.
As part of the Northern Irish team he will stand at the oche of the PDC World Cup which will start tomorrow in Frankfurt. Last year Team Northern Ireland had reached the semi-finals where they lost to the later winners Team Netherlands..
To the Interview



13. June
PDC World Cup - Day 2
The second evening with first round matches started with the elimination of three seeded teams: Canada, Sweden and Wales lost to New Zealand, Hungary and Hong Kong. After that followed four uncontested victories for reigning champion Netherlands, the number 2 seed Scotland and the two teams from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. South Africa won the last match of the evening but had to fight hard against Team Finland to prevail.
Report



Darts Performance Centre
Really there were the predicted shocks on the second evening... So now it will be interesting to see what will happen in second round especially as the format is different and one will need another strategy...
Time for the Second Round



12. June
Darts Performance Centre
The DPC thinks the first evening was quite entertaining. But there were no outstanding darts and now upsets. The DPC is sure that will change tonight.
No shocks last night but there will be tonight!



PDC World Cup - Day 1
On the first evening of the PDC World Cups there were no upsets - all eight seeded teams progressed into the second round - half of them with whitewashes. Not in all matches the opponents really were so inferior - all in all Team India which lost 0:5 against Team Germany showed the weakest performance. How important a harmonising team is showed the match between Gibraltar and Italien - Italian Marco Brentegani was the best player but Gibraltar was the better team and won 5:2.
Report



11. June
Darts Performance Centre

Of course the Darts Performance Centre has a look on the World Cup and has some ideas who the favourites might be...
No bribes, no Blatter, it can only be The Darts World Cup!



PDC World Cup
Today in Frankfurt the PDC World Cup will begin.
The first round will be played this year over two evenings with eight double matches each. Tonight with Team England (Phil Taylor/Adrian Lewis) one of the favorits will stand at the oche. Team England will play against Team Denmark. As well at the oche the "home team" Team Germany (Jyhan Artut/Max Hopp) against Team India. Opening match of the tournament will be the clash between Team Spain and Team Norway.
Schedule, Results



10. June
Swiss Open
Englishman Dave Prins and Ann-Louise Peters from Denmark were the winners of the Swiss Open singles titles. Dutch Maikel Verberk won the youth title. The Swiss pair Katharina Vonrufs/Jeanette Stoop won the ladies pairs while the men's pairs were won by the Duchtchmen Stephan and Maarten Gerritsen.



8. June
Van Gerwen wins Dutch Darts Masters
Michael van Gerwen defeated in the final of the Dutch Darts Masters Justin Pipe with 6:0. It was the fourth win from van Gerwen on the European Tour this year - he won all this year's events so far. It was not really easy for the dominant Dutchman - both the quarterfinal against Mervyn King and the semifinal against Terry Jenkins went into the deciding leg. Van Gerwen showed well prepared for the PDC World Cup which will start next Thursday in Frankfurt. The other half of the Dutch reigning champion team, Raymond van Barneveld, didn't stand at the oche in Venray. Van Barneveld didn't take part in the Host Nation Qualifier.
Report Final



BDO/WDF Results
Winners of the single tournaments of the BDO International Open were Martin Atkins and Deta Hedman. Winner of the Youth tournament was Owen Maiden. The mixed pairs won Glen Durrant/Claire Ball,the mixed triples Glen Durrant/Claire Ball/Martin Atkins.
Winners of the New Zealand Canterbury Open were Craig Caldwell and Carol Williams.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



5. June
Dutch Darts Master
Today in Venray the Dutch Darts Masters - the fourth event of the PDC European Tour 2015 - will begin.
On the first day of the tournament the first round will be played in an afternoon- and an evening-session. Only the 32 qualifiers will stand at the oche.
Yesterday the European Qualifier and the Home Nation Qualifier for the tournament took place. The Dutch qualifiers are Christian Kist, Jerry Hendriks, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Jelle Klaasen.
Participants, Schedule, Results



2. June
Adam "Thorn" Smith in France

Over night Thorn and his neu friend Maxim travelled from Holland to France and really it is much warmer in Marseille. But what happens there is different than originally planned...
Maxim in Marseille



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and the Challenge Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



1. June
PDC Challenge Tour
Last weekend in Wigan four more tournaments of the Challenge Tour were played.
The winners were Jan Dekker, Matt Clark, Joe Murnan and - already for the second time this year - Shaun Griffiths. Jan Dekker was the most successful player of the weekend, beside his win he reached a semi-final and a quarterfinal.
Challenge Tour



Results...
Winner of the Australian Sunshine State Classic were Nathan Paice and Corrine Hammond. The youth tournaments won Braidon Charlton and Candice Whitley.
The first two events of the new North American CDC Circuit were won by John Part and Larry Butler. Both times DJ. Sayre was the runner-up.



DDV Bundesliga Finals
At the weekend in Walldorf the Bundesliga finals took place, in which the eight best Bundeslige teams played for the German Champion title.
New German Champion is the DC Vegesack Bremen, which defeated in the final due to his dominance in the pairs the 1. DC O.A.Lauffen with 7:5.



29. May
Dubai Darts Masters
For the third time in a row Michael van Gerwen won the Dubai Darts Masters. He defeated in a thrilling final Phil Taylor with 11:8, despite Taylor's better average, 107.1 - the highest of the tournament, his slightly better checkout rate and his one 180 more.
Before Taylor had won his semifinal against Gary Anderson with 11:3 while van Gerwen had a much tougher 11:9 win over a seemingly oddly disinterested Adrian Lewis.
Report, Statistics - Day 2



PDC World Cup
The schedule for the World Cup was now announced as well. The first round will be played this year in two evening sessions on 11. and 12. June. On 13. June the second round follows in an afternoon- and an evening session. Quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be played on Sunday 14. June as well in an afternoon- and an evening session.
The opening match of the tournament on 11. June will be the match between Spain and Norway. England as well will play the first round match on this evening while reigning champion Netherlands will play on 12. June its first match against Team USA.
Participants, Schedule



Dubai Darts Masters
On the first day of the Dubai Darts Masters four high class quarterfinals were played - most of them rather close matches. Adrian Lewis won with 10:9 against Stephen Bunting. Gary Anderson got at his debut in the tournament a 10:8 win over James Wade, Phil Taylor for the first time could celebrate a win in the tournament - he defeated Peter Wright with 10:5 and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen had to fight hard to defeat his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld with 10:8.
Today the tournament will be played to the end. In the semi-finals Phil Taylor will play Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen will play Adrian Lewis.
Report, Statistics - Day 1


28. May
Dubai Darts Masters
Today in Dubai the first tournament of this year's PDC World Series - the Dubai Darts Masters - will begin. Eight of the PDC Top players will stand at the oche.
Today the quarterfinals will be played: Adrian Lewis will meet Stephen Bunting, Gary Anderson will play against James Wade, Phil Taylor will play against Peter Wright and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will stand against Raymond van Barneveld at the oche.
World Series of Darts



PDC World Cup
The PDC now announced the teams and the first round draw of the PDC World Cups, which will take place from 11. - 14, June in Frankfurt.
Reigning champion Netherlands (Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld) will play its first match against Team USA (Larry Butler, Darin Young) while number 1 seed England(Phil Taylor/Adrian Lewis) will face Team Denmark (Per Laursen/Per Skau) in its first match.
Participants, Draw First Round
Tournament Information



27. May
Darts Performance Centre
Phil Taylor in this year for the first time didn't rech the Premier League play-offs.
The DPC dicusses whether this time Taylor's career is really over...
Has The Power Finally Gone Out For Taylor?



CDC Fantasy League Darts

Monday was the deadline for the Fantasy League - more then 700 darts enthusiasts from around the world picked their teams! Dartoid gives an overview abouth the procedere and the tie break rule.
At the weekend the CDC Circuit will start with the first two events.
CDC Fantasy League hits 700 entries!



DDV Ranking
The Rankings of the DDV were updated.
DDV Rankings



26. May
Chisnall and Wright win in Barnsley
Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright won Players Championships 11 and 12 which were played at the weekend in Barnsley.
Dave Chisnall defeated in the final of Players Championship 11 Ian White with 6:1. Before White had thrown a nine-darter in the semifinals. In the semi-finals stood Jamie Lewis and Nigel Heydon.
Peter Wright won the 12. Players Championship with a 6:1 win over Jelle Klaasen. Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith reached the semi-finals.
Results



Scandinavian Tour
Winner of both tournaments of the Scandinavian Tour which were played at the weekend in Sweden was Dane Per Laursen. In the first event he defeated Magnus Caris in the final, in the second Oskar Lukasiak.
By this wins Per Laursen secured he'll play in the PDC World Cup next month together with Per Skau as Team Denmark.
SDC Tour



The World - E-Darts Serie
Englishman Adrian Gray won the second event of this year's World soft-tip series which took place in Singapore at the weekend. He defeated in the final Park Hyun Chul from Korea. The semi-finals reached Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines and Japanese Sho Katsumi.

World



WDF Results
Deta Hedman won at the weekend both the Polish Open and the Police Masters. In the final of the Polish Masters she defeated Rachel Brooks, in the Police Masters final she prevailed over Dabe Ann-Louise Peters. The men's tournament of the Polish Open won Lithunian Darius Labanauskas. Welshman Martin Phillips was the winner of the Police Masters.



CDC Fantasy League

Enter free Dartoid's CDC Fantasy League Darts and win 500 Dollar and an set of Signature Darts.
You can register by this Link. To take part chose from each of the six groups of dart players four for your team. Depending on how they play over the next weeks points will be allocated. The five best teams will be awarded with a prize! Deadline is the 25. May.



22. May
Stress Reduction
How can you reduce the stress when playing an important match? There are different methods depending on the cause of the problem.
Stress Reduction Techniques



Pro Tour Weekend Barnsley
This weekend in Barnsley the next Pro Tour weekend will take place with the Players Championships 11 and 12..
Phil Taylor has registered for both Players Championships. Premier League finalists Gary Anderson, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will not be in Barnsley. Of the finalists only Dave Chisnall registered.
Participants, Results



Unicorn - Tips from the Pros

Unicorn continued its series of short youtube videos with tips from the pros by Raymond van Barneveld and Kim and Ronny Huybrechts.




21. May
Anderson wins Premier League
In a thrilling final Gary Anderson defeated Michael van Gerwen with 11:7 and for the second time won the Premier League title. After the two players first went head to head Anderson managed a 7:3 lead before the break. Van Gerwen reduced his deficit but than missed a few crucial doubles. Anderson again could pull away and was victorious.
Before Anderson had prevailed over Dave Chisnall 10:9 in a narrow semi-final. Chisnall had thrown away in the last leg three matchdarts and Anderson used the chance for a 116 finish to progress into the final. In the second semi-final Raymond van Barneveld already was 7:4 in the lead against Michael van Gerwen, but van Gerwen found another gear, managed to level and than crossed the finishing line first.
Report, Statistics



Premier League
Tonight in the O2 Arena in London this year's Play-Offs will be played.
In the first semi-final the surprising Dave Chisnall will play against world champion Gary Anderson. In the second semi-final Raymond van Barneveld will try to defend the title against his fellow country man Michael van Gerwen.
In any case one Dutch player will reach the final. The betting companies see Michael van Gerwen as favourit to win the title.
Results



20. May
Dartoid's World
Who is behind the CDC, which together with Dartoid organizes the Fantasy Leaguue? And what else is it's intention? Not only Dartoid hopes that the Championship Darts Corporation will be able to make the sport of darts in North America fit for the future and will do it's bit to bring more players from North Amrica on the world stage.
Fantasy Darts. It's free. Easy to enter. Top prize is 500 Dollar.



PDC Youth World Championship
The first of the international qualifiers for the PDC Youth World Championship on 19. October in Wigan already took place. Germany will be represented by Thomas Luksch and Kai Gotthardt; for Austria Fredi Gsellmann will stand at the oche. In Australia Robbie King and Jamie Maddison Rundle won through the qualifier.
PDC Youth World Championship



WDF/BDO Results
Winners of the prestigious Welsh Open are World Champion Lisa Ashton, who defeated in the final Lorraine Winstanley and Glen Durrant, who prevailed in the final over Scott Waites.
The titles of the Lithunian Open got Lithunian Darius Labanasukas and Amanda Abbot from England.
Winners of the Italy Med Cups were Italian Mer-Cabril Allarce and Turkish Senner Jasli.
The Hungarian Open had with Aaron Hardy an Austrian winner. The ladies title won Hungarian Veronika Ihasz. The youth titles went to Hungarian players as well - to Gyorgy Voröshazi and Vivien Czipo.



18. May
Bulls Muensterland Trophy and Bulls Muensterland Classic
Both DDV/WDF/BDO tournaments were played at the weekend in Gelsenkirchen.
Winners of the Bulls Trophy on Saturday were Dutch Aileen de Graaf and Ryan der Vreede. The youth titles won German Kevin Troppmann and Dutch Kyana Frauenfelder.
Winners of the Bulls Classic were Dutch Fabian Roosenbrand and German Irina Armstrong. In the semi-finals Co Stompe threw a nine-darter. Kevin Troppmann won his second title of the weekend while the girl's winner was Sofie Bendorff.



Taylor and Murnan win in Crawley
Phil Taylor won the nineth Players Championship on Saturday and defeated in the final Gary Anderson with 6:4. In the semi-finals stood James Wade and Michael van Gerwen.
The tenth Palyers Championship on sunday was won by Joe Murnan - it was Murnan's first win on the Pro Tour. Murnan defeated in the final Dave Chisnall with 6:4. Michael van Gerwen again reached the semi-finals, the other semi-finalist was Irishman Daryl Gurney.
Results



UK Qualifiers ET 5 and ET 6
Eight players managed to qualify by the qualifiers for both European Tour Events: Stephen Bunting, John Henderson, Mark Webster, Jamie Lewis, Mark Walsh, Daryl Gurney, Kevin McDine and Eddie Dootson.
Among the other qualifiers for the International Darts Open are Dean Winstanley and the former number 1 of the BDO, James Wilson. Among the other qualifiers for the European Darts Open are Devon Peterson, Alan Norris and Andrew Gilding.
International Darts Open
European Darts Open



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



15. May
Pro Tour Weekend in Crawley
This weekend in Crawley another Pro Tour Wochenende will take place.
Today the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events in Riesa and in Duesseldorf will be played. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 9 and 10 will follow in the same venue.
Phil Taylor has registered for the two Players Championships.
Participants, Results



14. May
Premier League - 15. League Day
On the last League Day of this year's Premier League Michael van Gerwen defended with a draw against Dave Chisnall his first place in the league table. Both Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld won their matches against Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting so that the order of the top four didn't change.
In the semi-finals next Thursday Michael van Gerwen will play against fellow country man and reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld while Gary Anderson will meet Dave Chisnall.
Phil Taylor ended the for him disappointing season with a clear 7:1 win over James Wade on place 5 of the table and showed an impressive performance.
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the last League Day Premier League travels to Brighton on the English South coast.
As the play-off places are all assigned on the last league the top four now fight for the best places in the table while the players not qualified will try to end the season with a win. Most interesting will be the match between head of the table Michael van Gerwen and second of the table Dave Chisnall - there is only one point between them.
Schedule, Results, Table



13. May
WDF Results
The Finland Open were won by Daniel Larsson from Sweden and Lumi Silvan from Finland. The titles of the Finland Masters won Englishman James Hurrell and Finland's Kaisu Rekinen. The Finland Youth Open winner was Hampus Norrström from Sweden.
The Estonia Open were won by Lithunian Darius Labanauskas and Maret Liiri from Finland.
Winners of the Cleveland Extravaganza in the USA were Canadian Bob Sinnaeve and American Paula Murphy. The Youth tournament was won by Steven Wilcox.
The New Zealand North Island Masters were won by Cody Harris and Tina Osborne.
Winners of the Denmark Masters were Dutchman Jeffrey de Graaf and Fallon Sherrock from England. The Youth titles won Dutch Maikel Verberk and Denmark's Sofie Jahn.
Russians Mikhail Kuritcin and Anastasia Suvorova were the winners of the Udmurtia Youth Cups.



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



11. May
European Tour Events 5 + 6
Both for the International Darts Open in Riesa as for the European Darts Open in Duesseldorf the sedded players are now known.
Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and James Wade didn't register for Riesa and Adrian Lewis will not be in Duesseldorf either.
The UK Qualifiers for both events will be played next weekend in Crawley. The European and the Host Nation Qualifier will be both times take place on the day before the tournmament will begin.

International Darts Open Riesa
European Darts Open Duesseldorf



Bulls Superleague Germany
At the weekend the second league day of Bulls Super League Darts Germany took place in Mönchengladbach.
With 14 wins in 15 matches Max Hopp cemented his first place in the table. On second place follows Kevin Münch. Sucessor Rene Eidams played a strong debut, Sladan Nedic had to cancel his participation for the day.
Superleague Germany



7. May
Premier League
On the forelast League Day Premier League travels to Newcastle.
Today and on the last league day only four matches will be played and the fight for the play-off places still goes on. Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis have to win their matches today and next week to secure a place in the play-offs. Taylor today will meet Gary Anderson who at the moment sits on fourth place of the table. Adrian Lewis plays against head of the table Michael van Gerwen who has already secured himself a place in the play-offs. Beside third of the table, reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld, will play against James Wade and second of the table Dave Chisnall will stand against Stephen Bunting at the oche. Neither Wade nor Bunting have a still chance to get into the play-offs.
Schedule, Results, Table



6. May
Dr. Chaplin's Corner
As Dartoid's this years 1. of April's column picked up a historical topic it didn't take long for expert Dr. Patrick Chaplin to react...
Dr. Darts appears to support outlandish Inca-darts theory!



5. May
WDF News
As the WDF announced the WDF Europe Cup 2016 will take place from 20. - 24. September in the Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands.
Winners of the Denmark Open are Englishman Glen Durrant and Dutch Aileen de Graaf. The Youth titles won Denmark's Andreas Bergö and Dutch Kyana Frauenfelder.
Winners of the Estonia Open are Lithunian Darius Labanauskas and Marit Liiri from Finland. Darius Labanauskas won together with Madars Razma the pair's title as well, while the ladies pairs were won by Liiri/Viinikainen.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Youth Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



4. May
Three Players Championships - three different winners
Outstanding player of the three Players Championships at the weekend in Coventry was James Wade - he couldn't win any of the events but twice stood in the final and once in the quarterfinals and beside threw a nine-darter.
Winners of the three Players Championships were Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Keegan Brown, the finals reached beside Wade Adrian Lewis. The semi-finalists were Ian White, Benito van de Pas, Terry Jenkins, Christian Kist, Gerwyn Price and John Henderson. Beside James Wade Devon Petersen and Peter Wright threw a nine-darter as well.
Results



1. May
Players Championship Weekend
This weekend in Coventry the next Players Championship weekend of the PDC takes place. The Pro Tour weekend begins today and again three Players Championships will be played.
Phil Taylor didn't register for Coventry.
Participants



Premier League - 13. League Day
While Raymond van Barneveld used his two matches of the evening for two wins and now sits on the third place of the table Adrian Lewis was luckless and was defeated twice. He has now chance now to get into the play-offs. Dave Chisnall won against Lewis and is the second player to qualify for the play-offs. Phil Taylor lost to Michael van Gerwen and has still to fear whether he'll be in the play-offs or not as has Gary Anderson who lost to van Barnveld and sits now on fourth place of the table.
No chance to qualify for the play-offs have James Wade and Stephen Bunting after their clash ended in a draw.
Report, Statistics



29. April
Premier League
On the 13. League Day Premier League travels tomorrow to Birmingham.
The fight for the play-off places is not yet decided - in Birmingham reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis have to play two matches each and have the chance to decide the fight in their favour. Adrian Lewis has to play first against Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld will play against Gary Anderson. In the last match of the evening van Barneveld and Lewis will clash. Beside James Wade will play against Stephen Bunting and Michael van Gerwen against Phil Taylor.
Schedule, Results, Table



Darts Performance Centre
While the topic of the last Coaching Clinic was the right preparation for a tournament this time the Coaching Clinic has a look on the pitfalls of tournament play and how to avoid them. Coaching Klinik 28




28. April
World Series of Darts
The World Series of Darts, first organised by the PDC in 2013, will be continued and expanded this year. This year five tournaments and in conclusion a final will be played . The five tournaments will take place in Dubai, Australia (two events), New Zealand and Japan. Where the concluding final will take place which will be played from 20. - 22. November is not yet known.
This year it was decided before the series will begin which eight PDC top players will take part. Those are: Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Peter Wright, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting.
World Series of Darts



27. April
PDC Development Tour
At the weekend in Coventry the first four events of this years Youth Tour were played. The upcoming players showed quite impressive performances. Young Dutchman Berry van Peer won tow of the tournaments, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez and Englishman Aden Kirk were the two other winners.
On Saturday Matt Dicken threw a nine-darter and Mike Zuydwijk had an average of 130.
Youth Tour



24. April
Premier League - 12. League Day
Both Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen have after the twelfth league day two more points on their account - for both the evening brought a win and a defeat. Anderson never really was in his match against Bunting and lost 1:7 while van Gerwen defeated Wade with 7:0. In the clash between Anderson and van Gerwen at the end of the evening it was the Scottish world champion who prevailed.
Van Barneveld won against Dave Chisnall; the match between Taylor and Lewis ended in a draw. By now only Michael van Gerwen has secured himself a place in the play-offs.
Report, Statistics



23. April
Premier League
Today the Premier League travels for the 12. League Day to Cardiff in Wales.
In the fight for the play-off places today Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen have to play two matches each. Anderson will open the evening against Stephen Bunting. Than Van Gerwen will play his first match against James Wade. Following will Raymond van Barneveld against Dave Chisnall and Phil Taylor against Adrian Lewis bevor the clash between Anderson and van Gerwen will end the evening.
Schedule, Results, Table



22. April
Peter Sajwani Signature Darts
As we just took up the topic "Sweden": here a review of the brand-new darts of a Swedish darts player - the Peter Sajwani Signature Darts.
Peter Sajwani caused an upset during the last BDO World Championship when he eliminated the number 1 seed James Wilson from the tournament. But Sajwani not only plays BDO/WDF tournaments, he's quite successfull on the SDC Tour as well. And now he even has got new darts by his own design from his sponsor, the Darts Performance Centre.
Peter Sajwani Signature Darts



20. April
Stefan Lord
Swede Stefan Lord is one of the darting legends and got most notably known because of his two wins of the News of the World tournament and still is till today though he withdrew from darts already 1990/91.
Dr. Patrick Chaplin talked to him and published his interview recently in one of his DDN's. He kindly allowed me to use the interview on my site as well.
An Interview with Stefan Lord



Bulls German Open and Bulls Darts Masters
At the weekend in Bochum the Bull's German Open and the Bull's Darts Masters took place - as always with around 1000 participants and the top players of the BDO.
Winners of the German Open on Saturday were Dutchman Jeffrey de Graaf and Lorraine Winstanley from England. Winners of the Youth events were Englishman Callum Rydz and Dänin Sofia Jahn Bendorff from Denmark.
Winners of the Bull's Darts Masters on Sunday were an outstanding playing Wesley Harms and Deta Hedman.



17. April
Bulls Superleague Germany
Thomas Obstfelder has to leave the Bulls Superleague Germany job-related. He will be replaced by Rene Eidams.
Bulls Super League Germany



The World
Winner of the first events of The World soft-darts series was Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines. He defeated in the final Park Hyun Chul from Korea. The semi-finals reached American Darin Young and Paul Lim, who represented Singapore.
Tournament Information



Premier League - 11. League Day
With a good performance Raymond van Barneveld ended the till now unbeaten run of his Dutch rival Michael van Gerwen in the Premier League 2015 - he defeated him with 7:3. Phil Taylor has thanks to a win and a draw three more points on his account while Stepehen Bunting, who had as Taylor two matches on the evening, only got one. The match between James Wade and Gary Anderson ended in a draw.
Report, Statistics



16. April
Premier League
On the 11. League Day Premier League for the second time travels to Scotland, this time to Aberdeen.
On this league day it will be Phil Taylor and Stephen Bunting who both have to play twice. Phil Taylor will open the evening against second of the table Dave Chisnall, following will Stephen Bunting's match against Adrian Lewis. Than James Wade will play against the last Scotsman in the tournament World Champion Gary Anderson. The fourth match will be the all Dutch clash between reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld and head of the table Michael van Gerwen. The match between Phil Taylor and Stephen Bunting will conclude the evening.
To be sure it will be an interesting evening - Bunting will try to get away from the bottom of the table while Taylor has to fight to stay on fourth place - that means on a play-off place
Schedule, Result, Tables



15. April
Global Area
The "Global" area of the site was reviewed. Some of the entries were already updated, others will be actualised soon. Beside some content was added like the LOD=Ladies Darts Organisation, the rankings of the NAPDA and the WDF Europe Cup Youth. More articles will follow - very soon an interview from Patrick Chaplin with the Swedish darting legend Stefan Lord.
Index Global



14. April
Adam "Thorn" Smith in the Netherlands

Thorn stays a few more days in Scheveningen and had difficulties to decide where to travel from there. But than chance comes to the aid...
Shuffling Through Scheveningen



Results...
Rob Modra and David Platt won in Sydney the two events of the Australien Matchplay. Platt then continued his winning run on the DPA Grand Prix in Adelaide and got another win while the second tournament was won by Peter Machin.
Winners of the Victoria Easter Classic of the Australian DFA were Robbie King and Corrine Hammond. The youth title won Tori Kewish.
The two English teams prevailed in the EDO British Internationals while the two English youth teams both ended second.



13. April
Lewis and van Gerwen win in Barnsley
The second PDC Players Championship weekend of the year was dominated by Adrian Lewis, who won on Friday and Sunday and lost on Saturday against Michael van Gerwen in the final.
Robert Thornton once reached the final and once the quarterfinals and both times lost to Adrian Lewis. Simon Whitlock reached one semi-final and one quarterfinal as did Gary Anderson while Benito van de Pas threw a nine-darter on Sunday. Brendan Dolan was the runner-up on Sunday. Other semifinalist were Keegan Brown, Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall and Kyle Anderson.
Participants, Results



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



10. April
Players Championship Weekend
Today in Barnsley a PDC Pro Tour weekend will begin during which three Players Championships will be played. That was necessary due to date changes in the PDC Calendar
While all other Premier League participants will stand at the oche Phil Taylor will not be in Barnsley.
Participants, Results



Premier League - 10. League Day
The outstanding player of the 10. League Day of Premier League was Dave Chisnall, who had to play two matches and won both whereby his second win over James Wade was even more clear and he had at it the highest average of the evening and the best hit ratio on the doubles. James Wade on the other side lost both to Adrian Lewis and to Dave Chisnall. Gary Anderson was Chisnall's first "victim" of the evening.
The two other winners of the evening were Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barenveld, who won with a good performance against a weak playing Phil Taylor.
Report, Statistic



9. April
Finder Darts Masters
After the Hall Open all three singles winners were invited to take part in the Finder Darts Masters (before Zuiderduin Masters) in December: Martin Adams and Aileen de Graaf will return to the tournament while Maikel Verbeek will make his debut. The winners of last years tournament Anastasia Dobromyslova and Jamie Hughes were confirmed as participants as well.
Tournament Information



WDF/BDO Results
Lthunian Darius Labanauskas and Finn Kaisu Rekinen won the singles titles of the Riga Open. The youth title won Lithunian Ugnius Jankunas.
English youth Callan Rydz and the Scottish girl Rebecca Graham won the youth titles of the Berwick Sping Open. Winners of the Youth Novgorod Cup were Russians Mikhail Kuritcin and Irina Ramonova. Mikhail Kuritcin won the Moscow Youth Open as well. The girl's tournament in Moskau won Elena Golyasheva.
Winners of the Gibraltar Open were Englishman John Ferrell and Susanna Young from Scotland. the youth titles got Nathan Street from England and Silvia Sanchez from Spain.



8. April
Premier League
On the 10. League Day Premier League tomorrow travels to Sheffield.
After two participants were eleminated last week Premier League now goes on with eight players. The focus will now be to get into the play-offs. At the moment Michael van Gerwen, Dave Chisnall, Gary Anderson and James Wade sit on the play-off places but all players still have a chance.
On the first four of the remaining six league days five matches will be played and each time two players will have to play two matches. In Sheffield it will be Dave Chisnall and James Wade. On the last two league days only four matches will be played.
Schedule, Results, Table



7. April
German Darts Masters
With his German Darts Masters win Michael van Gerwen is after Phil Taylor the only second player, who is recorded in the Order of Merit with over 1 Million pound earned prize money in the two year's period.
Runner-up John Henderson is now in a good starting position to qualify for the TV Majors this year.

Report, Statistics 3. Round - Semi-Finals
Report, Statistics Final



6. April
Van Gerwen wins German Darts Masters
Michael van Gerwen continued his triumph in Munic and won the German Darts Masters. In a first onesided and than close final he in the end defeated Scotsman John Henderson with 6:5.
Before van Gerwen defeated on final's day in round three Jamie Caven with the same result and than eliminated first William O'Connor and than Peter Wright. John Henderson had won his place in the tournament by the UK qualifier and impressed in the first round with a win against Spaniard Cristo Reyes. In the second round he was as impressive against Michael Smith and on final's day he showed great performances against Andrew Gilding, Brendan Dolan and Adrian Lewis before he lost in the final.
Results



5. April
German Darts Masters
While all Host Nation Qualifiers were out of the tournament after the first round European qualifier Mensur Suljovic even survived the second round and eliminated seeded player Justin Pipe from the tournamnt. Other seeded players who lost in the second round were Ian White, Mervyn King, Steve Beaton, Michael Smith and Kim Huybrechts. Tournament favorit Michael van Gerwen eliminated Scotsman Gary Stone and will now play against Jamie Caven in round three.
Results, Schedule



3. April
German Darts Masters
Today in Munic the German Darts Masters began, the third event of the European Tour, with the European and the Host Nation Qualifier.
Phil Taylor had to withdraw due to illness, for him Jamie Caven moved up and in the Host Nation Qualifier a fifth place for a German player was on offer.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



Premier League - Judgement Night
Kim Huybrechts and Peter Wright are the two players who were eliminated after Judgement Night, the 9. League Day of Premier League from the tournament. Kim Huybrechts got a draw against Stephen Bunting but would have needed a win to survive. Peter Wright lost Adrian Lewis, who had to fight against elimination as well.
Beside there was another draw between Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld and wins for the head and the second of the league table - for Michael van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall.
Report and Statistics



1. April
Dartoids World

During a visit to Peru Dartoid made an astounding discovery: Is it possible darts was already invented by the Incas?
Did the Incas invent darts?



Premier League - Judgement Night
Tomorrow the Premier League travels for Judgement Night to Manchester.
Five of the ten participants will fight against elimination: Steven Bunting will meet Kim Huybrechts, Adrian Lewis will play against Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld against Gary Anderson, who is already safe. The other two matches have nothing to do with elimination - Michael van Gerwen will play against James Wade, Phil Taylor will meet Dave Chisnall.
Schedule, Results, Table



27. March
Dartoids World

New Year's resolutions are a good idea. Here some suggestions not only for the ADO...
New Year's Resolutions - for the ADO!



Premier League - Eighth League Day
On the eight legaue day all five players at the bottom of the league table lost their matches against the five players from the top of the table. So next week's Judgenmnt Night in Manchester will decide who will be eliminated from the tournament.
There were no changes in the league table on the eight league day: Michael van Gerwen still is head of the table and two points in front before Gary Anderson. At place six the relegation zone starts with Stephen Bunting.
Report, Statistics



26. March
Premier League
Today the Premier League travels to the Irish capital Dublin.
Head of the table Michael van Gerwen will play against his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld, second of the table - World Champion Gary Anderson - will meet Stephen Bunting. James Wade will play against Peter Wright - that could be an interesting match, Adrian Lewis will meet Dave Chisnall and in the last match of the evening Phil Taylor and Kim Huybrechts will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results, Tables



PDC Rankings
All PDC Rankings were updated after the tournaments played last weekend.
PDC Rankings



23. March
Michael van Gerwen wins in Gibraltar
Michael van Gerwen won the second event of the European Tour 2015 as well - he defeated Terry Jenkins in the final 6:3.
Reigning Champion James Wade lost in the semi-finals to Terry Jenkins while Michael van Gerwen defeated in the semi-finals young Welshman Jamie Lewis.
Van Gerwen on the final day only showed high class performances and two times narrowly missed a nine-darter.
Results
Report Finals Day



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Wigan the first four events of this year's PDC Challenge Tour were played - and they were won by four different winners: Kirk Sheperd, Colin Fowler, Shaun Griffiths and Richie Corner. For all four it was the first win on the Challenge Tour.
PDC Challenge Tour



SDC Tour
The SDC Tour, the Scandinavian Circuit, started as well at the weekend into the new season. In Copenhagen the first two events took place. Both Events were won by Kim Viljanen from Finland. In the first tournament he defeated in the final denish debutant Steen Lysen, in the second he prevailed over Dennis Nilsson who for the first time had reached the final of an SDC tournament.
Kim Viljanen had represented the SDC in the last PDC World Championship but had been eliminated in the preliminary round by German Sascha Stein.
SDC Tour



WDF/BDO Results
The Singles titles of the Hal Open won at the weekend Martin Adams and Aileen de Graaf, who defeated in their finals Scott Waites and Fallon Sherrock. The youth titles won Maikel Verbeck and Sofie Jahn Bendorff.
Winners of the Iceland Open were Dutchman Barry Zander and Iceland's Elinborg Björnsdottir. The Greater Vancouver Open were won by Dawson Murschell and Ivy Wieshlow gewonnen.



20. March
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today in Gibraltar the Gibraltar Darts Trophy will begin - the second event of the European Tour.
Yesterday Manuel Vilerio, Dylan and John Duo and Antony Lopez qualified by the Host Nation Qualifier for the tournament.
Today in an afternoon- and an evening session the first round will be played in which the qualifiers meet.
Participants, Schedule, Results, Streams



Premier League - Seventh League Day
Supported by the Scottish crowd in Glasgow Gary Anderson won 7:5 against Belgian Kim Huybrechts and Peter Wright managed to overcome his illness so far that he ended with a draw against Stephen Bunting.
As well in a draw ended the high class match between James Wade and Adrian Lewis. The two Dutchman van Gerwen and van Barneveld both got two points: Van Gerwen defeated with a for him not good performance Dave Chisnall, van Barneveld prevailed over Phil Taylor, despite Taylor's destinctly higher average and his nine 180s.
Report and Statistics



19. March
Darts Performance Centre

This time the Coaching Clinic has a look on how to prepare for a tournament.
Coaching Clinic 27



Premier League
On the seventh League Day Premier League comes to Glasgow.
There the two Scotsmen Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will stand in the limelight. World Champion Anderson will meet Kim Huybrechts, Peter Wright plays against Stephen Bunting whom he whitewashed in the semi-finals of the UK Open. Beside James Wade will meet Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor will play against Raymond van Barneveld and in the last match of the evening head of the table Michael van Gerwen - who had to withdraw from the Players Championships last weekend due to illness - will play against second of the table Dave Chisnall.
Schedule, Results, Table



17. March
UK Open Galleries
To round off this year's UK Open covering as always the gallery or to be more precise three galleries - one for each day.
Gallery Day 1
Gallery Day 2
Gallery Day 3



Lorna Croft Cup
In this year's Lorna Croft Cup, which was played in Delden in the Netherlands, both the ladies and the men's team from the Netherland won clearly before the both German teams.
Remco van Eijden and Aileen de Graaf won the singles titles.



Results
Winners of the Torremolinos Open were Sarah Roberts from England and Dyson Parody from Gibraltar. In the men's pairs the winners were Alan Collins/Gary Tipping from England, the ladies pairs won Heidi Berdal/Sussana Young from Norway.
The Trakai Castle Cup winners were Englishman Russell Jenkins and Finn Lumi Silvan.
The national Swedish titles were won by Peter Sajwani and Anna Forsmark.
Darin Young won the singles of the Virginia Beach Classics, Daniel Baggish the men's cricket and Bob Sinnaeve the men's pro cricket. The ladies singles title won Trish Grzesik, both ladies cricket tournament were won by Paula Murphy.



16. March
Players Championships 1 and 2
James Wade was the dominant player of the first Players Championship weekend of the year. After he had lost in the final of the Players Championship on Saturday with 5:6 to Gary Anderson he on Sunday prevailed against Peter Wright.
Already on Friday during the UK Qualifiers for European Tour Events 3 and 4 Kyle Anderson had thrown a nine-darter. This was followed on Saturday by a nine-darter from Nathan Derry and on Sunday by two more thrown by Jeffrey de Zwaan and Cristo Reyes.
Results



UK Qualifiers ET 3 and ET 4
At the weekend in Barnsley the UK Qualifiers for the third and fourth European Tour Event were played.
Eight players managed to qualify for both events: Daryl Gurney, Josh Payne, David Pallett, Gary stone, Darren Webster, John Henderson, Wes Newton and William O'Connor. During the qualifier for the fourth European Tour Event Kyle Anderson threw a nine-darter and later qualified for the tournament.
German Darts Masters
Dutch Darts Masters



13. March
Family Ties 3
The third and last UK Open takes up again the topic "family connection" which this time not only leads us to the Normans but into a pub near Minehead as well. And of course the darts on the final day of the UK Open are a topic as well!
Family Ties 3 - There is much more...



Pro Tour Weekend
Today in Barnsley a PDC Pro Tour weekend will begin with the UK Qualifiers for European Tour Events 3 and 4 - the German Darts Masters and the Dutch Darts Masters.
On Saturday and Sunday the first two Players Championships 2015 will take place in the same venue.
German Darts Masters
Dutch Darts Masters
Participants, Results Players Championships



Premier League - Sixth League Day
Reigning Champion Raymond van Barneveld slided down to the bottom of the table after he lost to a solid playing James Wade 3:7, while Michael van Gerwen by his 7:3 win over a nervous Phil Taylor - who was quite unsure on his doubles - now is back to head the table. Gary Anderson had the best hit ratio on the doubles and the highest average of the evening and defeated Adrian Lewis who didn't play bad either with 7:1.
Other winners of the evening were Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting.
Report and Statistics



12. March
Premier League
Today Premier League travels to Nottingham.
Match of the evening probably will be the clash of Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen. Peter Wright - impressive UK Open finalist - will play against Kim Huybrechts. Beside UK Open semifinalist Stephen Bunting plays against Dave Chisnall, Raymond van Barneveld will meet James Wade and World Champion Gary Anderson will play against Adrian Lewis. Neither Anderson nor Lewis survived the third round of the UK Open...
Schedule, Results, Table



8. March
Van Gerwen wins UK Open
Michael van Gerwen won a first close and later by him dominated final against Peter Wright with 11:5 and for the first time got the UK Open Title.
Before Peter Wright had white washed Stephen Bunting in his semi-final. Michael van Gerwen in his turn in the semi.final against Andrew Gilding had to dig very deep and had to fight till the last leg to win 10:8. Gildingeven had the chance to throw a nine-darter after he had thrown back to back 180s.
Results
Report and Statistics



Family Ties 2

The second articles from Minehead deals with family ties as well - this time with parents and children.
Family Ties 2 - Parents and Children



UK Open - Quarterfinals
The afternnoon of the third day brought us four interesting, emotional, entertaining and in parts dramatic matches in which all players involved proved they deservedly had reached the quarterfinals.
Stephen Bunting defeated Mervyn King with 10:6, Michael van Gerwen won with 10:5 over Devon Petersen. Andrew Gilding and Mensur Suljovic played a close match, which in the end Gilding won and at the end of the afternoon Peter Wright defeated Phil Taylor 10:6, which left him absolutely speechless for some time. So today we will see a new UK Open Champion - none of the players still in the tournament has won it before.
In the semi-finals Stephen Bunting will play against Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen against Andrew Gilding.
Results, Draw Semifinals



UK Open - Second Tag, Evening
The biggest upset in the evening session on the second day of the UK Open, in which the fifth round of the tournament was played, was the elimination of James Wade from the tournament by Andrew Gilding. Wade never looked really settled in the match, it seemed surprising that at the end he managed to lose with only 6:9. Without problems Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Stephen Bunting, Peter Wright and Devon Petersen progressed into the quarterfinals. More difficult was it for Austrian Mensur Suljovic and especially for Mervyn King, who celebrated his third 9:8 win.
Results, Draw Quarterfinals
Report



7. March
Family Ties 1

This year again the coverage of the UK Open is complemented by personal articles.
The first article has to do with family ties - in this case with couples!
Family Ties 1 - Couples



Uk Open - Second Day, Afternoon
In the matches of the fourth round there were several surprising results and some rally close matches. An upset was the elimination of the yesterday so well playing Raymond van Barneveld, who had no chance at all against a Peter Wright n autumn colours. Another upset was the elimination of Robert Thornton who lost to Eddie Dootson and the defeat of Ian White by Irishman William O'Connor. In a very close match Kim Huybrechts won against Andy Hamilton. Andy Hogan had despite his crocodile no chance against Michael van Gerwen.
Results, Draw Fifth Round
Report



UK Open - First Day, Evening
In the evening session of the first day the third round was played in which the top 32 of the UK Open Order of Merit joined the tournament. Several top players were eliminated among them reigning champion Gary Anderson by Mervyn King. While King still fights his back issues Anderson had once again to fight problems to hit his doubles. Despite an injured throwing arm Michael van Gerwen had no problems with a disappointed Paul Nicholson. Phil Taylor was drawn against Riley's qualifier John Ferrell whom he overcome easily. In the last match of the evening Max Hopp quite impressed against Kim Huybrechts but in the end lost the match.
Results, Draw Fourth Round
Report



6. March
UK Open - First Day, Afternoon
On the afternoon of the first day of the UK Open preliminary round, first round and second round were played. Biggest upsets were the eliminations of three times world champion John Part against Dutch youngster Mike Zuydwijk and of Dean Winstanley against Irishman William O'Connor.
Results
Report



Premier League - Fifth League Day
After another impressive win - this time over world champion Gary Anderson - Dave Chisnall heads the league table. Michael van Gerwen had to be content with a draw with Peter Wright and is one point behind.
Beside Stephen Bunting and Kim Huybrechts could celebrate their first win. Phil Taylor was the other winner of the evening and now is on third place.



4. March
Gary Anderson the world champion!
An article from Sky commentator and darts journalist Stuart Pyke to get attuned for the UK Open which will begin on Friday sort of in front of Gary Anderson's doorstep.
Pyke wrote the article for the Unicorn homepage but kindly allowed me to use it.
Gary Anderson the world champion!



Premier League
On the fifth league day Premier League travels to Exeter, which is not very far from Minehead, so that the Premier League stars will have no problems to be in time for the UK Open.
Head of the table Michael van Gerwen will meet Peter Wright, reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld will play against Kim Huybrechts. Phil Taylor plays James Wade - which could get interesting, Adrian Lewis meets Stephen Bunting and in the last match of the evening world champion Gary Anderson will clash with second in the table Dave Chisnall.
Schedule, Results, Table



3. March
David Fatum

American David Fatum reapeared and reports about his activities so far in 2015 and his plans till April.
2015 - A few Random Thoughts



Tips from the Pro's
Unicorn published a new series of videos, in which professional players offer tips and advice. Till now there are Jamie Caven, Anastasia Dobromyslova, Bob Anderson, John Lowe and Gary Anderson.
Overview and links you can find here as well: Index Sport.



2. March
UK Open

At the weekend the last UK Open Riley's amateur qualifiers were played. Among players who already qualified several times, one former PDC player, a Youth Tour player and some debutants BDO player Paul Hogan and Simon Stevenson qualified again who both reached last year the last 32.
Participants, Schedule



BDO World Trophy
Belgian Geert de Vos and BDO World Champion Lisa Ashton are the winners of the BDO World Trophy. In their finals they defeated Jeffrey de Graaf and Anastasia Dobromyslova.
World Champion Scott Mitchell was eliminated second round by Wayne Warren. Only Englishman in the semi-finals was Mark McGeeney. beside him once again impressive playing Jeff Smith reached the last four.
Looking at the averages both finals were not high class but they were thrilling., aber spannend.
Results



Bulls Superleague
Both Bulls Superleague Germany as Bulls Super League Eastern played their first tournament weekend. After it Max Hopp leads the table of Super League Germany while Mensur Suljovic is head of the Super League Eastern table.
Here the tables after the first weekend:
Superleague Germany
Superleague Eastern


27. February
Premier League - Fourth League Day
With a sensational performance Dave Chisnall managed to join Michael van Gerwen as head of the table - he defeated Kim Huybrechts 7:4 and stayed unbeaten.
Michael van Gerwen got a draw against Adrian Lewis as did Phil Taylor in the last match of the evening against Peter Wright. Gary Anderson defeated after a slow start James Wade 7:4. With the same result Raymond van Barneveld won against debutant Stephen Bunting, who still has his problems in Premier League.
Report and Statistics



BDO World Trophy
On the first day of the BDO World Trophy American Jim Widmayer caused the biggest upset - he eliminated number 2 seed Martin Adams from the tournament. Beside with the rather weak playing Tony O'Shea, Remco van Eijden, Rick Hofstra and Madars Razma four more seeded men are out of the event. Best match of the first day was the close match between Gary Robson and Darius Labanauskas. Labanauskas had with 96.02 the highest average of the day, but lost nevertheless.
In three of the ladies matches the seeded players prevailed, only Lorraine Winstanley was eliminated by Rhian Griffiths. Fallon Sherrock had with 88.41 in her 4:0 win over Paula Jacklin the highest average, it was higher then several men's averages on the first day.
Participants, Schedule, Results



25. February
UK Open
As most participants of the UK Open are known by now the PDC today published the draw and the schedule for the Preliminary Round, the First Round and the Second Round.
The tournament will be played again on eight stages and after each round there will be a new draw for the following round..
Robert Marijanovic has withdrawn due to work commitments, Micky Mansell can't take part because of a knee surgery.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



Premier League
For the fourth League Day Premier League travels to Belfast.
Head of the table Michael van Gerwen will meet Adrian Lewis treffen, second of the table Dave Chisnall will play Kim Huybrechts, who till now only managed to win one point. James Wade,as well still unbeaten, will clash with world champion Gary Anderson. Phil Taylor meets till now rather luckless Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld will play debutant Stephen Bunting.
Schedule, Results, Table



BDO World Darts Trophy
Tomorrow in Manchester the second BDO World Darts Trophy will begin with the first half of the first round matches.
Number 9 seed Scott Waites had to withdraw due to a shoulder surgery and will be replaced by young player Sam Hewson.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre this time has a look on the BDO World Darts Trophy which starts tomorrow.
WORLD DARTS COMES TO MANCHESTER



24. February
UK Open - Amateur Qualifiers
By now most of the amateurs are known who won a place in the UK Open by the Riley's Qualifiers.
Among others we find former are PDC player Lional Sams, several players who already had qualified for the tournament before like David Prins and Jason Mold and many debutants - among them Rory Duffy son of the former ladies number 1 of the world from the 1980s Linda Batten-Duffy.
Participants UK Open



DDV German Championship
The German Championship was played at the weekend in Wörth.
The ladies title won Steffi Zwitkowitsch who prevailed in the final over Anne Willkomm. The men's title won Pavel Jirkla - he defeated Daniel Zygla in the final. The youth titles won Nico Schlund and Nina Puls.
The final of the additional ladies singles on Sunday brought another Anne Willkomm/Steffi Zwitkowitsch final and this time Anne Willkomm was the winner. Daniel Zygla reached the final of the additional men's singles as well and again lost - this time to Kai Gotthardt. Winners of the men's pairs were the pair Knopf/Gaspar, the ladies pairs naturally were won by Willkomm/Zwitkowitsch.



Six Nation Cup
Last weekend in Belfast the EDO Belfast Six Nations Cup took place in which ladies and men's teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Irish Republic and the Netherlands took part.
In the men's final the English and the Dutch team met and Team England won the close match 13:12. The English ladies played in the final against the ladies from Wales and lost 3:5.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Rankings were updated after the last three UK Open qualifiers.
PDC Rankings



WDF/BDO Rankings
As the PDC Rankings now the WDF/BDO Rankings were revised and updated.
WDF/BDO Rankings



23. February
UK Open Qualifiers
Winners of the last three UK Open Qualifiers were Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith and Phil Taylor, who all qualified for the UK Open and will enter the tournament third round. Under the qualifiers are as well former BDO players Alan Norris and James Wilson who'll enter the tournament third respectively second round. Robbie Green just managed to qualify and will enter first round.
Results
Participants UK Open



20. February
UK Open Qualifiers
From today the last three qualifiers for the UK Open will be played in Wigan. Again the number of participants is huge although not as high as at the first qualifier weekend. This time Phil Taylor registered for the weekend.
Participants, Results



Premier League - Third League Day
While the second league day of Premier League brought a lot of outstanding performances the third league day was a more weak evening. Three of the matches ended in a draw and so now Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts have a first point in the book as well. Michael van Gerwen defeated Gary Anderson with a good performance but he was helped by Gary Anderson's massive double trouble. Phil Taylor had a clear win overStephen Bunting with a good performance but in this case as well the opponent played unusual weak.
Van Gerwen now leads the table and is one point in front before Dave Chisnall. At the end of the table we have four players with only one point: Raymond van Barneveld, Kim Huybrechts, Stephen Bunting and Peter Wright.
Report and Statistics



19. February
Premier League
Today the Premier League will be in Leeds.
Match of the evening probably will be the repeat of the final of the German Darts Championship last Sunday: Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson. Both players won their first two matches in Premier League. Beside debutant Stephen Bunting will play against Phil Taylor, James Wade will meet Daven Chisnall, Peter Wright will play Raymond van Barneveld and the last match of the evening will be the clash between zwischen Adrian Lewis and Kim Huybrechts.
Schedule, Results, Table



17. February
Dartoids World
In this column Dartoid acts as expert for the darts language and answers corresponding questions, to help dartplayers with the appropriate application of grammar. Indeed both questions and answers are quite unorthodox ...
Mr. Darts Language Person is BAAAACK!



PDC Rankings
All rankings of the PDC were revised and - where necessary - updated. To be indicative of whether a player is climbing up or going down the rankings the column "Tendency" was included in the Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit. The prize money won will appear in the rankings from now on as well.
PDC Rankings



16. February
Van Gerwen wins in Hildesheim
An unstopable and brillant Michael van Gerwen won the title of the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim. He defeated in the final reigning champion Gary Anderson with 6:2 and had an average of 117.94 in the match.
Before van Gerwen had defeated Mensur Suljovic in the semi-finals while Gary Anderson had prevailed over Adrian Lewis. Joe Murnan, as Suljovic one of the qualifiers, was eliminated despite vehement resistance in the quarterfinals by Michael van Gerwen.
Report and Statistics, Finals Day Evening



Scottish Open
Winners of the singles of the Scottish Open, in which more then 2000 players took part, were Dennis Harbour and Deta Hedman.
Winner of the ladies pairs were Dee Batemen/Heather Draper, winners of the men's pairs Glen Durrant/Martin Atkins.



15. February
German Darts Championship
On the second day of the tournament in Hildesheim beside Joe Murnan and Austrian Mensur Suljovic all qualifiers were eliminated. Murnan and Suljovic defeated seeded players Ian White and Kim Huybrechts. Both Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting won with 6:0. James Wade had with 99.95 the highest average of the day, Michael Smith with 22 missed doubles probably the highest numer of missed doubles of the match winners.
Report second day
Results



13. February
German Darts Championship
The PDC announced the draw for the first event of the European Tour - the German Darts Championship - which will take place from today till Sunday in Hildesheim.
Phil Taylor will not be in Hildesheim. Michael van Gerwen will play in the second round against the winner of the first round match between Jelle Klaasen and Jamie Caven, World Champion Gary Anderson will meet the winner of the first round match between Ricky Williams and John Part.
Schedule, Participants, Results



Premier League - Second League Day
On the second Legaue Day of the Premier League several high class matches were played, in which Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, Michael van Gerwen, Stephen Bunting, Phil Taylor and James Wade all had averages over 100. Taylor, Anderson and Wade added in their wins hit ratios on the doubles of 70 percent.
Van Gerwen, Anderson and Chisnall are at the head of the table with 4 points each while van Barneveld, Wright and Huybrechts are yet without points .
Report, Statistics



12. February
Premier League
On the second league day the Premier League today travels to Bournemouth.
The last weekend so dominant Michael van Gerwen will meet Premier League debutant Stephen Bunting, the almost as strong playing Adrian Lewis will play against Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson will meet Peter Wright, who was never in his game last Thursday , debutant Kim Huybrechts will play against James Wade and Dave Chisnall against Raymond van Barneveld.
Participants, Results, Table



11. February
Who is Who Additions

Here the next additions to the Who is Who: Darius Labanauskas, Boris Koltsov, Madars Razma, Jeff Smith, Peter Sajwani and Christo Reyes .





9. February
Tournament Calendar 2015
The tournament calendar 2015 was again updated.
Both with the PDC and with the WDF/BDO there were several changes and postponements. The PDC among others added a tournament in Japan in June to the World Series of Darts which caused some tournament relocations. Beside the the first three dates of the Dartslive World tournament series were added.
Tournament Calendar 2015



8. February
UK Open
Beside the first three qualifiers for Tour Card holders and associate members the first Riley's amateur Qualifiers took place by now.
Here the first qualifiers and the current UK Open Order of Merit.
UK Open 2015



Van Gerwen dominates in Wigan
Michael van Gerwen dominated at the weekend the first three UK Open qualifiers in Wigan. While he lost the first tournament in the final against the similar strong playing Adrian Lewis he managed to win the other two events and now is leading in the UK Open Order of Merit. Lewis won the first tournament, lost in the quarterfinals of the second event to Michael van Gerwen and in the semifianls of the third to James Wade. Van Gerwen's fellow country man Vincent van der Voort reached in all three events at least the quarterfinals. Phil Taylor didn't take part in Wigan.
Results



Interview with Dr. Patrick Chaplin
Dr. Patrick Chaplin is undisputed the leading darts historian of the world and the only won who for his research got the PhD. As author with several books about darts and as co-author of books by John Lowe, Trina Gulliver and Bobby George he established a reputation as well. During the Winmau World Masters 2014 we did this interview.
To the interview



6. February
Uk Open Qualifiers
From today till Sunday in Wigan the first three qualifiers for the UK Open will be played. On all three days around 250 participants will stand at the oche - beside the Tour Card holders a lot of associate members.
Participants, Results



Premier League - First League Day
The first League day of Premier League began with two onesided matches: neither Peter Wright nor Raymond van Barneveld managed to get into the games and were defeated by Dave Chisnall and Adrian Lewis respectively with 7:1. Some more problems had Michael van Gerwen with Kim Huybrechts, but in the end he won with 7:3. Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor played an high class evenly matched game, but Phil Taylor missed too many doubles and Anderson won 7:5. The match between Stephen Bunting and James Wade ended in a fair draw.
Report, Statistics



5. February
Premier League
Today Premier League 2015 will begin in the almost sold out First Direct Arena in Leeds.
On the first league day Dave Chisnall will meet Peter Wright, reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld plays against Adrian Lewis, Kim Huybrechts against Michael van Gerwen and Stephen Bunting against Premier League returnee James Wade. Especially eager awaited is the match between Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor - a repeat of the world championship final.
Participants, Results, Table



2. February
Van Gerwen wins Unibet Masters
Michael van Gerwen won the Unibet Masters title with a 11:6 win over fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld. The final was till the first break very evenly matched. Only after the first break the number 1 of the world sparked by a 157er Finish got cracking and van Barneveld had in the end no chance at all.
Before van Gerwen had beaten Adrian Lewis in the semifinals while van Barneveld had overcome the new World Champion Gary Anderson.

Report and Statistics, Semifinals and Final



Dutch Open
At the weekend in Assen in the Netherlands the Dutch Open were played in which around 3000 players took part.
The titles in the pairs competitions both went to English pairs - in the ladies competition to Trina Gulliver/Zoe Jones and in the men's competition to Scott Mitchell/Martin Atkins. The singles titles won Martin Adams, who survived in the final a nine-darter by Darryl Fitton, and Dutch Aileen de Graaf.



Bulle Super League Eastern
On Saturday the qualifier for the Bulls Super League Eastern ook place.
Qualified are Zravko Antunovic from Croatia, Hungarian Zsolt Mester and Slovene Marjan Sket.
Bulls Super League Eastern



WDF Results
Winners of the Quebec Open were Dianne Gobeil and Dawson Murschell.
The titles of the Romanian Classic Darts Open won Englishman Jamie Hughes and Czech Hana Belobradkova.



1. February
Unibet Masters - Quarterfinals
Zwei relatively one sided and two rather close quarterfinals are the result of Sunday afternoon. Not a really easy match had Adrian Lewis against Peter Wright but he prevaied in the end with 10:8. Even more problems had Michael van Gerwen against an again strong playing Dave Chisnall. Van Gerwen won in the end 10:9. Quite an easy win however had Raymond van Barneveld over Terry Jenkins - a 10:3 win for the Dutchman. Gary Anderson played much better than in his first match and James Wade coudn't keep up at first and his later comeback couldn't prevent a 5:10 defeat.
In the semi-finals Michael van Gerwen will play against Adrian Lewis. World Champion Anderson will meet Raymond van Barneveld.
Schedule, Results
Report and Statistics, Quarterfinals



31. January
Unibet Masters - First Day, Evening
In the evening matches of the first round Terry Jenkins caused the biggest upset of the tournament - he eliminated 16time World Champion Phil Taylor with his 10:7 win from the tournament. Taylor had problems with his doubles - as had Gary Anderson but Anderson managed to overcome them and won his match against Andy Hamilton. Michael van Gerwen was a winner as well but his performance was not really high class either. The most convincing performance of the evening showed reigning champion James Wade who prevailed 10:3 over Mervyn King.
Report and Statistics, Evening



30. January
Unibet Masters - First Day
Dave Chisnall was the outstanding player of the afternoon session. He won a rather one sided match against Robert Thornton with 10:5 and had an average of 106.30. The other three matches of the afternoon were more or less one sided as well but the other winners didn't even get close to Chisnalls performance.
Beside Chisnall Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld progressed to the quarterfinals.
Report and Statistics, Afternoon



Unibet Masters
Today in Milton Keynes the Unibet Masters will begin. In an afternoon - and an - evening session the first round of the tournament will be played in which the Top 16 of the PDC take part. The prize money doesn't count for the ranking.
Reigning champion James Wade will play in the eveneing session against Mervyn King - a replay of last year's final. The Unibet Masters are one of the tournaments the prize money was increased this year.
Participants, Schedule, Results



European Championship
The PDC Europe now announced that the European Championship this year will take place in Hasselt in Belgium. Besides it was announced that the tournamen was moved from 23. - 25. October to 30. October - 1. November.
Tournament Information



Prize Funds increased
The PDC has announced that three more tournament prize funds were increased this year. Beside the Unibet Masters it will be theUK Open and the European Championship.



29. January
BDO World Darts Trophy
The BDO World Darts Trophy will be played this year for the second time - this time in Manchester.
The BDO now published the participants and the schedule for the first round after the draw was made. Beside the BDO Top players led by World Champions Lisa Ashton and Scott Mitchell again international qualifiers will stand at the oche among them Canadian Jeff Smith, who recently reached the semi-finals of the BDO World Championship.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



Bulls Super League Germany
The participants of Bulls Super League Germany 2015 are decided. Jyhan Artut, Andree Welge, Karsten Koch-Weikert, Mark Legant, Marko Puls and Colin Rice will this year not be among them - either while they were relegated or because they resigned for personal reasons for the season. So beside the qualifiers this year Fabian Herz was inbvited to fill up the field of participants to 16.
The first weekend will be played on 28. February/1. March in Rodgau..
Bulls Super League Germany



26. January
German Gold Cup

At the weekend in Bremen the German Gold Cup took place, a DDV/WDF tournament.
Winners of the singles on Saturday were Kevin Münch and Irina Armstrong. In the pairs on Sunday men's pair Sefik Gergin/Torsten Wöhlk and ladies pair Anne Willkomm/Stefanie Zwitkowitsch prevailed. The youth titles won Justin von Tergouw and Lea Wüllner.
German Gold Cup



European Tour
At the weekend the European Qualifiers for the first two of the European Tour Events of PDC were played in Bielefeld. In each qualifier eight places in the tournaments were on offer.
Four players managed to qualify for both events : Jelle Klaasen, Cristo Reyes, Benito van de Pas and Ronny Huybrechts will stand at the oche in both Hildesheim and Gibraltar am Oche. The two Host Nation Qualifiers will take place directly before the tournaments in each four further places will be on offer.
European Darts Championship - Participants, Schedule
Gibraltar Darts Trophy - Participants, Schedule



WDF Results

Winners of this year's Quebec Open are the Canadians Dawson Murschell and Dianne Gobeil.
The singles titles of the Las Vegas Open were won by Canadian Jeff Smith and American Paula Murphy. The American national cricket championship was won by Morgan McCormack and Larry Butler.



Bulls Superleague Germany
On Saturday the qualifier for this year's Bulls Superleague Germany took place.
In two seperate tournaments all in all five available places in the tournament were on offer. The qualifiers are Andreas Demkanin, Daniel Zygla, Holger Rettig, Stefan Stoyke and Ricardo Pietreczko.
Bulls Super League Germany



23. January
PDC Awards Dinner
During this year's PDC Awards dinner Gary Anderson won four awards: Pro Tour Player of the year, Fan's Player of the year, PDPA Player of the year and PDC Player of the year. Keegan Brown won the Young Player of the year award, Stephen Bunting the Newcomer of the year award and James Wade performance in the final of the Unibet Masters was voted as PDC Televised Performance of the year.



Adam "Thorn" Smith in the Netherlands

From Delft Adam "Thorn" Smith travels on to The Hague to visit his friends. His next stop is teh Jorplace in Scheveningen.
Hague Recollections




22. January
Scandinavian Circuit
The SDC now announced the dates for 2015. This time for the first time two of the events will be played in Moscow, Russia. Again the SDC Tour consists of eight events and the qualifier for the European Championship. The winner of the qualifier will get a place in the tournament.
The dates were added to the tournament calendar.
Scandinavian Circuit



21. January
Additions "Who is Who"

Every Wolrd Championship reveals gaps in the Who is Who. During the next days we'll fill some of them!! Here the first part: Pip Blackwell, Paul Coughlin, Brian Dawson, Mike Day and Casey Gallagher. Beside some players needed to be updated.




19. January
UK Qualifier E1 and E2
After the Qualifying School in Wigan on Sunday the UK Qualifiers for European Tour Events 1 and 2 in Hildesheim and Gibraltar took place.
During the qualifier for Hildesheim Alan Norris again threw a nine-darter but couldn't qualify. During the qualifier for Gibraltar it was Andrew Gilding who threw a nine-darter and Gilding qualified for the tournament. Only Kevin McDine, Devon Petersen, Joe Murnan, Andy Smith and Andy Parsons managed to qualifiy for both European tournaments, from the former BDO top players only James Wilson will stand at the oche in Hildesheim.
European Darts Championship - Participants, Schedule
Gibraltar Darts Trophy - Participants, Schedule



18. January
PDC Qualifying School
n the last day of Qualifying School Swede Magnus Caris, Welshman Jonny Clayton and the two Englishmen Nathan Derry and Jamie Robinson won a Tour Card.
Magnus Caris had a real run to get back his Tour Card - he had entered the fourth day of Qualifying School without a single point from the three days before. Jamie Robinson as well regained his Tour Card while Clayton and Derry for the first time won a Tour Card.
By the Qualifying School Ranking 18 more Tour Cards were handed out. Among those who got one were Robbie Green, Canadian Ken MacNeil and Dutchman Jermain Wattimena who was this year the Dutch qualifier in the PDC World Championship.
Results



17. January
PDC Qualifying School
The four Tour Cards of the third day of Qualifying School all went to English players.
Steve West regained his Tour Card, James Wilson, who entered the BDO World Championship as number 1 seed but was already eliminated first round by Peter Sajwani from Sweden, was after Alan Norris the second former BDO top player to win a Tour Card during this year's qualifiying school. Steve Douglas already took part last year in Qualifying School but didn't manage to get a Tour Card and for Jason Wilson the third attempt finally was successful.
Results



16. January
PDC Qualifying School
On the second day of Qualifying School the four Tour Cards for the semi-finalists went to South African Devon Petersen and Englishmen Andy Jenkins, Matthew Edgar and Jason Lovett.
Popular South African Petersen will now return after a break due to an arm injury to the Pro Tour. Petersen already represented his home country three times in the PDC World Championship and 2011 and 2012 owned a Tour Card which he had to give back because of the injury. Now he is over the moon to have it back.
Andy Jenkins and Matthew Edgar both regained their Tour Cards as well while Jason Lovett for the first time won a Tour Card. Dyson Parody threw in his first round match against Paul Milford nine-darter but lost the match 4:5.
Results



WDF/BDO Rankings
Due to the BDO World Championship there were some changes in the WDF/BDO tables. So for example Brian Dawson moved up in the BDO Invitaion Table from place 28 to place 15 or the Canadian Jeff Smith in the WDF Ranking from place 33 to place 24.
All rankings were updated.
WDF/BDO Rankings



15. January
PDC Qualifying School
On the first day of Qualifying School Nigel Heydon, Alan Norris and the two young Dutchman Mike Zuydwijk and Jeffrey de Graaf won Tour Card.
Alan Norris, till now one of the BDO Top players, showed a very strong performance, won four of his matches without losing a leg and threw in the match against Jason Lovett a Nine-Darter. In his last match he had to come from 0:3 behind to win and get a Tour Card. Norris showed himself delighted about his debut on the PDC Circuit.
Nigel Heydon regained his Tour Card and prevented his "relegation" into Challenge Tour. The two young Dutchmen Zuydwijk and de Zwaan already have some experience on the PDC Youth Tour. They are part of a Dutch team Raymond van Barneveld and his manager assembled. They sponsor Dutch up-and-coming players and help them to develop.
Results



14. Januar
Darts Performance Centre
It often happens one gets distracted during a match. The Coaching Clinic this time deals with the topic "Distractions" and offers some advice how to stay focused.
Coaching Clinic 26



Prize Funds Increased
The PDC has again increased the prize funds for the Players Championships and the Events of the European Tour. Barry Hearn announced that the prize money for the Major tournaments will be increased as well.
European Tour
Pro Tour



13. January
PDC Qualifying School
Tomorrow Qualifying School will begin in Wigan with 423 participants. The Qualifying School will be played till Saturday, on each of the four days a seperate event will take place. All semi-finalists will get a Tour Card. More Tour Cards probably will be handed out according to the Ranking Points. 34 Tour Cards are on offer.
This year among the participants are with Alan Norris, Robbie Green, James Wilson and Jan Dekker four BDO top players, who with the exception of Robbie Green were all elimnated first round during the BDO World Championship 2015. There will be some international participants in Wigan as well.
Tournament Information, Participants



World Championships Competitions
Many thanks to all who took part in the World Championships Competitions! It seems it was especially difficult this year - there were only a few who predicted Anderson as new PDC World Champion and those all predicted the wrong opponent. The even fewer who predicted a Taylor/Anderson final all thought Taylor would win. It was even harder with the BDO - only a single participant believed Scott Mitchell would reach the final! And all thought the ladies final would be Lisa Ashton v Anastasia Dobromyslova with Anastasia as the winner...
But of course there were winners nevertheless!!! And so I congratulate American Gregg Tong and Irishman Rab Smith as the two winners. Beside I handed out only second prizes as all were very close - to Austrian Christian Höbert, German Simon Schaub and Michael Beintema from the Netherlands, who even got two second prizes as he was quite close to the real result both in the PDC and the BDO competition!!


12. January
Mitchell new BDO World Championship
Scott Mitchell is the new BDO World Champion. The 44 years old farmer and gardener from Dorset defeated in the final the three times Lakeside Champion Martin Adams with 7:6. The match was not as high class as the matches before - Mitchell looked rather nervous, Adams more exhausted. Both in the averages as in all other statistics the two players were almost dead even. Mitchell!s average was 92.61, Adam's 92.55, Mitchell had 136 throws with over 100 points and eight 180s , Adams had 131 throws and 15 180's. Even in the last leg of the match the player's scores were almost identical though Mitchell had the advantage of the throw. Mitchell threw 180, 100, 81, 100 Punkte and then finished off his 40 points. Adams threw 100, 100, 180 and 84 points and had 37 points left. As the players were nip and tuck throughout the match it was a thrilling final.



10. January
Ashton again BDO WorlChampion
Today on Day Eight of the BDO World Championship the two semi-finals of the men and the ladies final were played.
In the ladies final Fallon Sherrock scorte higher then Lisa Ashton but Ashton was clinical on her doubles and won her second title in a row.

The first men's semifinal between Scott Mitchell and Canadier Jeff Smith was a rather one sided affair and Mitchell progressed with a 6:0 win into his first Lakeside final.
The second highclass semifinal however was a match which both the involved players Martin Adams and Glen Durrant and all spectators will long bear in mind. None of the players managed to really get the better of his opponent. Durrant finally had an 5:4 advantage and in the following set three times darts to win the match but he didn't get a handle on his nerves and Adams could draw 5:5. In the deciding set Durrant first could keep up but in the end the much more experienced Adams got the two legs advantage necessary for the win.
Schedule
Result Table



9. January
Premier League
The PDC today announced the fixtures for the Premier League up to and including Judgement Night on 2. April.
The first Premier League night will be played on 5. February in the First Direct Arena in Leeds. Match of the evening probably will be the rematch of the world championship final between Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor.
New Partner of the Premier League are approved garages.
Schedule, Participants



BDO World Championship - Day Six
Young Dutchman Colin Roeloffs, 2014 winner of the WDF Europe Cup Youth and of the youth tournament of the Winmau World Masters, was the winner of the final of the BDO World Youth Championship as well.
In the ladies World Championship Anastasia Dobromyslova, Fallon Sherrock, Sharon Prins and Lisa Ashton reached the semi-finals. Especially impressive was reigning champion Lisa Ashton, who had an average of 91,8 and gave Trina Gulliver no chance at all.
The men all showed good performances in the last matches of the second round where Canadian Jeff Smith had the biggest surprise in store when he eliminated Gary Robson from the tournament. Jamie Hughes fell short of expectations and was defeated 4:1 by Glen Durrant who scored much better and was clinical with his doubles. The same happened to former champion Scott Waites who played a quite good match but was nearly overrun 4:0 by Ross Montgomery.
Today the two ladies semi-finals and the quarterfinals of the men will be played.
Schedule
Result Table



8. January
BDO World Championship - Fifth Day
The fifth day - on which the second round matches began - brought another big upset: one of the favourites on the title, Alan Norris, was eliminated by Darryl Fitton! It was a very close match and a battle - even in the seventh set it was 3:3. Only the Sudden Death leg brought the decision in favour of Darryl Fitton. Fitton will now play next the winner of the second round match between Glen Durrant and Jamie Hughes which will be played tonight.
Other winners of the day were Robbie Green, Brian Dawson, Scott Mitchell and Martin Adams.
Aileen de Graaf won in the afternoon the last ladies first round match without any problems.
Today the tournament will continued with the last secound round matches of the men and the first two quarterfinals of the women. At the beginning of the afternoon session the final of the Youth World Championship will take place.
Schedule
Result Table



PDC Unibet Masters
The next PDC tournament in the calendar will be the PDC Masters which will take place this year already from 31. January - 1. February. It will not be played any longer as in the first two years in Scotland but in Milton Keynes in South East England, a town which was only build in the 1960s.
The PDC now published the schedule of the tournament.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



7. January
BDO World Championship - Day Four
The fourth day of the BDO World Championship gave several seeded players the shivers. Alan Norris - one of the favourites - got into a lot of trouble against Sweden's Daniel Larsson and only just managed to progress. Robbie Green as well had no easy match against Darius Labanauskas and only his experience helped him to win. Rick Hofstra and Wesley Harms lost to American Jim Widmayer and Canadian Jeff Smith. Only Gary Robson got a clear 3:0 over Belgian Cedric Waegemans. The most thrilling and best match of the day was the match between Czech Karel Sedlacek and Glen Durrant, in which both players impressed. Durrant won 3:1, but Sedlacek produced with 99.58 the highest average of the tournament so far.
Ninetimes World Champion Trina Gulliver had no problems with debutant Anneke Kuijten. But the clear better match was the match betweenFallon Sherrock and the courageous playing Canadian Maria Mason, which Fallon Sherrock finally won 2:1.
Schedule
Result Table



PDC Qualifying School
This year once again the PDC Qualifying School is quite on demand. The Qualifying School will be played from 14. - 17. January. On each day an independent tournament will be played and all four semi-finalist of the day will get a Tour Card while more Tour Cards will be allocated over the ranking. Entries close on Monday, 12. January.
Tournament Information, Provisional List of participants



PDC Ranking
Due to the World Championship there were some changes in the PDC Order of Merit.
World Champion Gary Anderson switched with Adrian Lewis and is now on third place, Raymond van Barneveld moved up several places and is now back under the Top 10. Stephen Bunting moved up from 28 to 24. Benito van de Pas, till now on 50, is now on 42. Of course there are players who slipped down as well Colin Lloyd for example who didn't manage to qualify for the World Championship or Wes Newton who slipped from 13 down to 16.
PDC Ranking



Bulls Super League 2015
Both the Bulls Superleague Germany and the Bulls Superleague Eastern now announced the dates for 2015. Procedure and price money didn't change. All vacancies will be filled by a qualifier which for the Bulls Superleague Germany will take place on 25. January and for the Bulls Superleague Eastern on 31. January.
Bulls Super League Germany
Bulls Super League Eastern




6. January
BDO World Championship Competition
Only entries which arrive till Wednesday, 7. January immediately after the match between Aileen de Graaf and Paula Jacklin at Globaldarts still count for the competition. Thanks to the schedule of the BDO the last first round match of the ladies will be played after the first secound round match of the men...
BDO World Championship Competition



PDC World Championship 2015

As always at the end of the coverage of the PDC World Championship here the tournament gallery!
Gallery




5. January
BDO World Championship - Second Day
On the second das of the BDO World Championship several debutants stood on the stage of the Lakeside Country Clubs. Only Canadian Jeff Smith and Brian Dawson survived. The were no big upsets and Darryl Fitton, Roos Montgomery and former World Champion Scott Waites progressed without problems into the second round.
In the ladies tournament three times World champion Anastasia Dobromylsova and - might be a small upset - Sharon Prins reached the next round.
Result Table



Premier League 2015
After the World Championship final the PDC announced which players this year will take part in the Premier League.
Beside the top four of the ranking who are automatically qualified - Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis the wildcards were handed to Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall, Kim Huybrechts and Stephen Bunting.
For Huybrechts and Bunting it will be the Premier League debüt.
Schedule, Participants



Anderson PDC World Champion
Gary Anderson defeated Phil Taylor with 7:6 and won the PDC World Championship for the first time.
Anderson had dominated the final from the start and first lead 3:1 and later with 6:4. Taylor both times managed to draw but couldn't win a single leg in the last set.
Report Final



Interview with Alan Norris
Englishman Alan Norris is for many the favourite to win the BDO World Championship 2015 as he already was the runner-up last year and beside had a very successful year 2014.
Here an interview I did with him during the Grand Slam in Wolverhampton
To the Interview



4. January
Anderson and Taylor in the final
In a brillant semi-final Gary Anderson defeated reigning champion Michael van Gerwen 6:3 and progressed to the final. Anderson got the lead early in the match but van Gerwen managed to draw. After that the Dutchman had run out of steam and Andersonhold the reins of the match.
Raymond van Barneveld as well just couldn't keep up with Phil Taylor and only won two sets in the by Taylor dominated match.
Results
Report Semifinals



BDO World Championship - First Day
The first day of the 30. BDO World Championship brought two upsets. Both Martin Phillips and Tony O'Shea were already eliminated from the tournament. Martin Phillips lost to Madars Razma, Tony O'Shea was defeated in the last match of the evening, a thrilling affair which was only decided in a sudden death leg, 2:3 against Scott Mitchell.
In the next raound are Martin Adams(with the highest average of the day), Peter Sajwani, Michel van der Horst and Cedric Waegemans. In the ladies tournament reigning champion Lisa Ashton and Zoe Jones won their matches.
Result Table



3. January
BDO Weltmeisterschaft
Today the BDO World Championship 2015 begins in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green. In an afternoon- and an evening session six first round matches of the men, two first round matches of the women and two preliminary round matches will be played.
Schedule, Participants, Results



BDO World Championship Competition
Of course this year again: The BDO 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.
BDO World Championship Competition



PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals 2
Both quarterfinals were highly competitive matches. In the first match Vincent van der Voort even was 3:2 in the lead before Taylor won the last two sets of the match. The second quarterfinal was a head-to-head race between Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting in which the Dutchman in the end prevailed 5:4.
Taylor and van Barneveld now will meet in the semi-finals.
Results
Report Quarterfinals 2



2. January
Darts Performance Centre
Tomorrow in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the BDO World Championship 2015 will begin. The Darts Performance Centre offers a preview but finds it difficult to predict who will win the title this year...
BDO World Championship 2015



BDO Weltmeisterschaft
The BDO had changed and actualised the schedule for the World Championship.
Schedule, Participants



PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals 1
After the New Year's break yeasterday the first two quarterfinals of the World Championship took place.
Michael van Gerwen convinced with a strong performance against an as well impressive Robert Thornton and progressed with a 5:2 win into the semi-finals where he'll meet Gary Anderson.
Anderson dominated his quarterfinal against Peter Wright who never really was in the match.
Results
Report Quarterfinals 1



1. January
Girls, Girls, Girls,...
Today the PDC World Championship will continue with the first two quarterfinals - who will win them? But beside the quarterfinals the second topic of this articles are - as the title already tells - the girls!! And now we've beside the walk-on girls even a female presenter as well!!!
Girls, Girls, Girls,...



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