News 2016

31. December


Happy New Year And All The Best For 2017!


PDC World Championship
In the quarterfinals of the World Championship Phil Taylor was eliminated by Raymond van Barneveld from the race for the title. Beside van Barneveld reigning champion Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen progressed into the semi-finals.
The semi-finals will be played on Sunday - we will see an all Scottish and an all Dutch semi-final.
Report, Statistics Quarterfinals



30. December
PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals
Today the quarterfinals of the World Championship take place.In the afternoon James Wade plays against Peter Wright and reigning champion Gary Anderson against Dave Chisnall. In the evening session Michael van Gerwen plays against Daryl Gurney and Phil Taylor against Raymond van Barneveld.
Results



PDC World Championship - Day Twelve
On the twelfth day of the World Championship in two sessions the last six third round matches were played. Two of the afternoons matches were very close and ended with 4:3 wins for James Wade and the surprise player of the tournament, Daryl Gurney. The other four matches were more one sided and Dave Chisnall, Peter Wright, Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen progressed into the quarterfinals.
Results
Report Day 12



29. December
PDC World Championship - Day Eleven, Evening
In the evening session Peter Wright won the last of the second round matches with 4:0 against Jamie Lewis. After that the first two matches of the third round took place in which an outstanding Gary Anderson defeated a strong Benito van de Pas with 4:2 and Raymond van Barneveld won a close match against Adrian Lewis with 4:3.
Results



28. December
PDC World Championship - Day Eleven, Afternoon
In today's afternoon session with Max Hopp the last German speaking player was eliminated from the tournament. He lost 0:4 against the much better playing Kim Huybrechts. Other winners of the afternoon were an impressive James Wade and Jelle Klaasen.
Results



PDC World Championship - Day Ten
Yesterday the Christmas Break for players and fans was over and in an afternoon and an evening session six second round matches were played. In the afternoon Mark Webster and Dary Gurney won close matches against Mensur Suljovic and Robert Thornton. Third winner of the afternoon was Dave Chisnall. In the evening Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor won 4:0 while Michael van Gerwen had some problems against Cristo Reyes but in the end prevailed 4:2.
Results



25. December
"A Morning Song"

Topics of my last article from this year's PDC World Championship are a world-famous song ...and of course the darts of the "Austrian day" in Ally Pally.
"A Morning Song"



PDC World Championship - Day Nine
On the nineth day of the World championship in an afternoon and an evening session the first Second Round matches were played before the tournament went into the Christmas Break.
While two of the three afternoon matches were very close all three matches of the evening ended with 4:0. The biggest upset to be sure was the 4:0 win of Darren Webster against Simon Whitlock. Webster had with 104.64 the till now highest average of the tournament. The other winners on day nine were Ian White, Michael Smith, Benito van de Pas, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis.
Results



Target Super League Darts Germany
From 2017 Super League Darts Germany will no longer be sponsored by Bulls but by Target. Among the participants for the first time will be Robert Marijanovic who will switch form Super League Esternand replace Daniel Zygla who has withdrawn. The three free places in the field of participants will be filled by a qualifier on 8. January.
Target Super League Germany



23. December
PDC World Championship - Day Eight
Max Hopp was the only non seeded player who won his match on the eighth day of the World Championship. Hopp showed a good performance against Vincent van der Voort who still has problems with his back and even thinks to withdraw from darts due to the pain. The other winners on the last day of the First Round were Jelle Klaasen, Dave Chisnall and Kim Huybrechts.
Results



22. December
Reminder: Tonight is the deadline for the competition!!!

PDC World Championship - Day 7
On the seventh day two Austrian dart players stood on the stage: Mensur Suljovic and Zoran Lerchbacher. While Lerchbacher won his Prelimoinary Round match he lost his First Round Match against Robert Thornton with 3:0. His fellow country man Suljovic meanwhile defeated Ron Meulenkamp with the same result. James Wade was the third 3:0 winner on the a little bit tired World Championship day.
Results



Christmas Pudding...and Darts

All those who always wnated to know which connection is between a Christmas Pudding and the sport of darts might be will find an answer in this article...
Christmas Pudding ... and Darts



20. December
PDC World Championship - Day 6
On the sixth day of the World Championship with Dragumir Horvat the winner of Bulls Super League Germany stood on the stage of the Alexandra Palace. He won the Preliminary Round match against Russian Boris Koltsov 2:1 but had no chance at all against Simon Whitlock in the first round and lost 3:0. The other two first round matches of the evening were rather one sided as well and Raymond van Barneveld and Brendan Dolan progressed without problems in the second round.
Results
Report Day 6



A Birthday!!!

We have a birthday, a press conference and the great darts of the fifth day of the World Championship!!!
A Birthday!!



PDC World Championship - Day 5
On the fifth day of the World Championship Mervyn King won a very close match against Steve West. Adrian Lewis had no problems at all against Magnus Caris. New Australian dart star Corey Cadby showed a great performance in his Premliminary Round match and Joe Cullen had to give all in the First Round match to beat him. The first three sets of the match both played fanatastic darts then both players weakend a little bit. But Cullens's average stayed over 100, Cadby's was slightly below.
Results
Bericht Tag 5



19. December
Dart and more Dart or Platt and Platt
Of course the fourth World Championshoip article is all about darts again - this time the darts of the fourth day which was a really entertaining day of darts on which only the behaviour of some of the spectators somehow dampened the fun...
Dart and more Dart or Platt and Platt



PDC World Championship - Day 4
In the afternoon session of the fourth day of the PDC World Championship Chris Dobey, Mark Webster and Ian White had clear wins.
In the center of attention in the evening session of course stood Phil Taylor's first match against the winner of the Preliminary Round match Australian David Platt. Taylor showed for the most part confident performance and won with an average of 101,93 and a strike rate of 50 percent on the doubles 3:0. The other winners of the evening were Daryl Gurney and Alan Norris who had to come back from 0:2 behind against John Michael to win the match 3:2.
Results
Report Day 4



18. December
Darts... and Darts

The third article is all about darts - the darts of the third day of the World Championship and those to be sure were a lot of darts!!
Darts... and Darts



17. December
PDC World Championship - Day 3
The third day of the PDC World Championship begun with the JDC Final, which was won by Maikel Verberk.
The following afternoon-session went into over time as the match between John Henderson and Andrew Gilding only was decided in a Sudden Death Leg in the favour of Gilding. The other winners of the afternoon were Terry Jenkins who needed all his experience against Josh Payne, and Benito van des Pas, who had some work to do against the Malaysian Preliminary Round winner Tenkhu Sha.
In the evening we had another match which was decided in a Sudden Death leg and which was suprisingly won by Darren Webster, a very close match between Dimitri van den Bergh and Cristo Reyes in which the Spaniard prevailed 3:2, and a very one sided match of Michael van Gerwen against Preliminary Round winner Kim Viljanen which van Gerwen won 3:0.
Results
Report Day 3



Aeronautics... and Darts

The second article turns on a British aeronautics pioneer and the darts of the second day of the World Championship, two topics which have more in common then a first glance will reveal..
Aeronautics... and Darts



PDC World Championship - Day 2
The second evening of the PDC World Championship was an entertaining evening and the highlight to be sure was Peter Wright's performance who as the till now only player had an over 100 average. Beside Wright with South African Devon Petersen and Dutchman Jerry Hendriks two more dancing talents delighted the crowd. Hendriks won his Preliminary Round match against Warren Parry from New Zealand but lost to Peter Wright as he was not able to use his chances while Petersen had no chance against Steve Beaton. The Welsh duel of the evening surprisingly was not won by Gerwyn Price but by Jonny Clayton who progressed into the second round as well.
Results
Report Day 2



16. December
In St. Martin's in the Fields and in Alexandra Palace

The first article from London again deals with the visit of a church - St. Martin in the fields - and of course the darts on the first day of the PDC World Championship 2017.
In St. Martin's in the Fields and in Alexandra Palace



BDO World Championships 2017
The BDO now announced the detailed schedule for the Preloiminary Round and the First Rounds of the BDO World Championships 2017.
While reigning champion Trina Gulliver will play her Frist Round match on 7. January, reigning champion Scott Waites has to wait till the last day of the First Round - he'll play the last match of the evening on 10. January.
Schedule



15. December
PDC World Championship 2017 - Day 1
On the first day of the PDC World Championship there were no upsets. Reigning Gary Anderson had no problems against his opponent Mark Frost, who seemed to be overwhelmed by the situation. Kevin Painter defeated Jamie Caven and in two close matches Michael Smith und and Jamie Lewis prevailed against Ricky Evans and Mick McGowan.
Results
Report Day 1



Interview with Mensur Suljovic
To get attuned to the PDC World Championship, which will begin on Thursday, here an interview with Mensur Suljovic I conducted during the Grand Slam. The question realting a possible participation in Premier League I had no chance to ask at this occasion as the room we talked in was needed otherwise. But the topic has already been discussed at length anyway.
To the Interview



14. December
PDC World Championship 2017
Tomorrow in London the PDC World Championship will begin.
This year five German speaking players will take part - what are their chances? And who will win the title this year? Will it be favourite Michael van Gerwen or will again another player will the trophy?
Preview Part 1 - German speaking Players
Preview Part 2 - Who will win?



13. December
PDC World Championship Competition
This year again Global Darts offers competitions for the World Championships.
Questions and conditions of participation didn't change, but this year the winner will get a 25 Pound voucher for the Darts Perfomance Centre Shop. There you not only get the "own" Performance Darts but as well the Pro's darts, dartboards, dartboard surrounds - just everything a dart player needs.
Competition



WC Tip: Where to play darts in London

In one of his latest blogs Uni Boffin talked about the new Flight Club in London. The Flight Club can be found in Shoredich in London's City and you can easily get there with public transport. You will not even need your darts - you'll get some there!!!
The Flight Club in Shoredich




12. December
Confidence

In her second blog on this site Anne Kramer adresses the question where to find the for a dart player so important conficence. She tells us what happened to her.
Confidence



Adam "Thorn" Smith around the World

After a longer stay in Barcelon Adam "Thorn" Smith travels on to Mallorca. There he'll meet a German friend and and again search for bars and pubs where you can play darts.
In The Palma My Hand



Finder Masters
Both Justin van Tergouw and Glen Durrant managed to defend their Finder Darts Masters titles. Justin van Tergouw won the youth final without problems 2:0 while Durrant had to fight to win 5:3 against Jamie Hughes. In a very close women's final Anastasia Dowbromyslova prevailed in the end 2:1 over Aileen de Graaf.



11. Dezember
Finder Masters
Today the Finder Darts Masters will end with the men's quarterfinals, semi-finals and final and the finals of the women and the youth. In the men's tournament only two seeded men didn't survive the group phase - Danny Noppert and Darius Labanauskas. So six seeded and two unseeded men will play in the quarterfinals. The women's final reached Aileen de Graaf and Anastasia Dobromyslova. In the youth final - as in the Winmau World Masters boys final - Justin van Tergouw and Owen Maiden will meet.
Finals Day



9. December
Final of the JDC Tour 2016
in the final of the JDC Tour on 17. December im Alexandra Palace 16 year old Englishman Jim Moston (from Stoke-on-Trent) and the as well 16 years old Dutchman Maikel Verberk will meet. Moston already won in the Junior European Championship.
By the inaugural JDC Qualifying Adam Paxton, Alex Gurr and John Brown, son of the PDC player Steve Brown, won a scholaship for the PDC Unicorn Development Tour 2017.



Additions Who is Who

The by now last additions are Raymond Smith, Wouter Vaes, Conan Whitehead, Anca Zijlstra, Jimmy Hendriks and Nick Kenny, again all players who qualified for the BDO World Championship 2017.
Who is Who



The World
Sieger des diesjährigen Grand Finals der World E-Dart Turnier Serie war der Kroate Boris Krcmar. Er besiegte im Finale den Koreaner Park Hyunchul. In den Halbfinalen standen der Amerikaner Leonard Gates und der Japaner Sho Katsumi.
Paul Lim landete im jährlichen Ranking auf dem ersten Platz, gefolgt von Boris Krcmar und den Amerikanern Alex Rexes und Leonard Gates.
The World



8. December
Finder Masters
Tomorrow in Zuiderduin in Holland the Finder Darts Masters will begin, the last big BDO tournament before the BDO World Championships in January. 24 men, 6 women and 6 boys will take part. on the first two days the group matches will be played, on sunday quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals will follow.
Participants, Draw, Schedule



More Additions Who is Who

Added were Danny Noppert, Corrine Hammond, Dennis Harbour, Paul Hogan, Tom Sawyer and Dean Reynolds, who qualified for the BDO World Championship 2017.
Who is Who



6. December
Additions Who is Who
Added were Jonny Clayton, Chris Dobey, Josh Payne und Simon Stevenson and Dragutin Horvat,who qualified for the PDC World Championship 2017 and Australian Rhys Mathewson.
Who is Who



Dudbridge in Commentators Team
After Eric Bristow was dismissed by Sky Sports beacuse of his Twiiter messages relating the sex abuse in English football now Mark Dudbridge, who stood in the final of the PDC World Championship 2005, was included in the Sky Sports commentators team for the PDC World Championship 2017.



5. December
Winmau World Masters - Finals Day
On the last day of the Winmau World Masters yesterday the women's and the men's tournament were played till the end. Beside the WDDA final took place.
As last year Belgian Vince D'Hondt won the WDDA final. Glen Durrant defended the title as well - he defeated in the final Mark McGeeney with 6:3. The women's tournament ended with a surprise - Trina Gulliver won her 6. World Masters title. Gulliver had entered the tournament unseeded and had to qualify for the stage matches. In the final she defeated Deta Hedman with 5:2
Results
Report



3. December
BDO World Championships
The BDO today announced the draw for the Preliminary Round and the First Round of the men's World championship and the draw for the First Round of the women's World Championship.
Reigning Champion Scott Waites will play First Round against the winner of the Preliminary Round match Craig Caldwell v Dennis Harbour. Reigning Champion Trina Gulliver will play in the First Round either against the Winmau World Masters winner or against Claire Brooks.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



Winmau World Masters - Day 3
Yesterday Russian Veronika Koroleva and Dutchman Justin van Tergouw won the Youth titles.
Today the women's quarterfinals and the last 16 of the men will take place. Beside the World Disability Masters will be played down to the semi-finals.
Results



2. December
Winmau World Masters - Day 2
Today in the Lakeside Country Club the youth finals and the last 32 of the men are played.
All matches are played on stage and will be streamed or televised.
Results
Report



1. December
Winmau World Masters - Day 1
On the first day of the Winmau World Masters today women and men competed on a place on stage against the seeded players. The four plces in the ladies quarterfinals got Maria O'Brien and Trina Gulliver from England, Australian Corrine Hammond and Vicky Pruim from Sweden. Among the 16 men who will play tomorrow in front of the TV cameras against the seeded players are among others last year's Lakeside runner-up Canadian Jeff Smith and German Robert Allenstein.
Beside the last 32 of the men tomorrow the youth finals will be played. In the girls final Beau Greaves from England will play against Russian Veronica Koroleva. In the boy's final reigning champion Justin van Tergouw will play Owen Maiden from England.
Schedule
Bericht



Winmau World Masters
Yesterday in Lakeside this year's World Masters began with the Play-Offs for the BDO World Championship and the BDO Youth World Championship.
By thePlay-Offs Paul Hogan, Mark McGrath, Willem Mandigers and Davy van Baelen qualified for the men's tournament while Olive Byamukama and Patricia Farrell got a place in the women's World Championship.
In the final of the BDO Youth World Championship in the afternoon of the 12. January during the BDO Wold Championship Justin van Tergouw will play against Nathan Girvan.
Report



PDC Weltmeisterschaft 2017
The PDC now published the deteailed schedule with all fixtures of the Preliminary Round, the First Round and the Second Round.
The First Round will be opened in the evening of the 15. December by the match between Jamie Caven and Kevin Painter. Reigning champion Gary Anderson will stand on stage on the first evening against Mark Frost as well. The First Round wlll be closed on 22. December with the match between Kim Huybrechts and James Wilson.
Participants, Schedule, Draw
Tournament Bracket



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the Players Championship Finals.
PDC Rankings



28. November
PDC World Championship 2017
After the PDPA Qualifier, by which Mark Frost, Kevin Simm, Simon Stevenson and John Bowles qualified for the tournament,the draw for the first round of the World Championship took place. The preliminary round draw was already done yesterday.
Reigning champion Gary Anderson will play in the first round against PDPA qualifier Mark Frost, the number 1 of the world Michael van Gerwen starts against the winner of the preliminary round match between Ross Snook/Kim Viljanen and Phil Taylor against the winner of the preliminary round match between John Bowles and David Platt.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



Cadby secures Youth World Champion title
Australian Corey Cadby won the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship title. The final was played before the Players Championship final on the stage in Minehead. Cadby, who with just 21 years this year dominated the Australian Circuit, showed an impressive performance and no nerves at all. His opponent, Dutchman Berry van Peer, had no chance against him.
Report



Michael van Gerwen wins in Minehead
For the third time Michael van Gerwen the Players Championship Finals in Minehead. He defeated in a by him dominated final Dave Chisnall 11:3. Before he won a surprisingly close semi-final against Darren Webster 11:8 while Chisnall defeated Peter Wright with the same result.
Results
Report Finals Day



25. November
Grand Slam Gallery

Just in time before the next PDC Major begins: the Grand Slam Gallery is online!!! With the help of the arrows on your keyboard you now can click through the gallery!
Gallery



Players Championship Finals
Today in Minehead the Players Championship Finals will begin. In an afternoon- and an evening session the first round will be played. As the number of participants this year was raised to 64 players, the tournament is played till the third round on two stages.
On the main stage the match between Joe Cullen and Steve Brown will open the tournament, on stage two the match between James Wilson and Vincent Kamphuis.
Schedule, Results



24. November
Darts Performance Centre

This Coaching Clinic offers you some new ideas for your practice and advice how to "sharpen" your power scoring.
Practice Ideas



21. November
Players Championship Finals
Next weekend in Minehead the Players Championship Final will take place. The PDC now announced the draw and the deteailed schedule.
This year for the first time 64 players will take part in the tournament and rounds 1 - 3 will be played on two boards. Phil Taylor didn't qualify for the event. Australian Kyle Anderson still has problems with his visa and can't travel to Minehead. He was replaced by Andy Hamilton.
Schedule, Participants



PDC World Championship 2017
The field of the PDC World Championship is filling up. By the Bulls Super League Eastern qualified Austrian Zoran Lerchbacher and by Bulls Superleague Germany Dragutin Horvat. The West European Qualifier won Dutchman Jerry Hendriks and the Asia Qualifier Malaysian Tengku Shah.
Participants



Results...
Winners of Malta Open were Paul Williams and Christine Readhead from England. The Korea Open were won by Koreans Woonghee Han and Sukhee Song. Winners of the Ted Clements Memorial in New Zealand were Cody Harris and Sha Hohipa.
The Italian Grand Masters were won by Wesley Harms and Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands. The pairs events won the men's pair Harms/Adams and the ladies pair De Graaf/Gulliver. The Youth Novgorod Cup won Diana Burakova and Mikhail Kuritcin. Wionners of the Hungarian Open were Pole Krzyzstof Ratajski and Deta Hedman from England. The Yout titles went to Austrian Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Vivien Czipo from Hungria. Rusty-Jake Rodriguez won the men's singles of the Hungarian Masters as well, the ladies singles won Deta Hedman. The Youth titles of the Hungarian Masters went to Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Vivien Czipo as well.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the Grand Slam of Darts.
PDC Rankings



20. November
Van Gerwen defends title
On the last day of the Grand Slam the semifinals and the final were played. In the first semifinal Michael van Gerwen defeated with a great performance Peter Wright with 16:10. The second semifinal between James Wade and Gary Anderson was not as highclass but extremly thrilling and in the end James Wade prevailed with 16:14.
Regrettably in the final neither van Gerwen nor Wade managed to build on their semifinal performances and Wade didn't use all the chances he got as consequently as he did in the match against Anderson. So in the end the Dutchman defeated his title with a 16:8 win.
Results
Report, Statistics Finals Day



Grand Slam - Eighth Day
James Wade and Gary Anderson are the winners of today's quarterfinals and will meet in the second semi-final on Sunday.
While James Wade had almost no problems with Chris Dobey and in the end won 16:5, the match between Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld developed in a thrilling and outstanding head-to head race - to be sure the best match of the tournament. Near the end of the match the world champion managed even to move up a gear and won 16:13.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 8



19. November
More Bicycles and even more Darts
One of the best-know bicycle companies from Wolverhampton was Viking Cycles which even had its own racing team. Even today there is still a Viking Cycles company though it is mainly tied by the name...
More Bicycles and even more Darts



18. November
Grand Slam - Seventh Day
Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright were the winners of the first two quarterfinals and now will meet in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Though van Gerwen didn't play a really convincing Brendan Dolan couldn't keep up and lost 3:16. The second match was somehow one sided as well though there was not much difference in the averages of Taylor and Wright. But Wright produced the arguable best perfomance of his carreer so far and was often one step ahead with high finishes. In the end it was a deserved 16:10 win for Wright.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 7



Grand Slam - Sixth Tag
The second evening of the second round developed due to the performances of the BDO players into a much more thrilling evening than Wednesday evening. Especially Danny Noppert and Jamie Hughes offered a lot of resistanced and lost their matches only very close 9:10 against Gary Anderson and Chris Dobey. Glen Durrant as well showed a strong performance, but lost 7:10 to Raymond van Barneveld. An more easy way into the next round had James Wade, his oponent Benito van de Pas never really turned up and Wade won 10:2.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 6



17. November
Bicycles and more darts from Wolverhampton

While today Wolverhampton is best known in the sports world because of the Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Grand Slam of Darts the town was from the 1860s for more than 100 years one of the centers of British cycling.
Bicycles and more darts from Wolverhampton



Grand Slam - Fifth Day
The first evening with matches of the second round was without suprises and Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright without problems progressed into the quarterfinals. Only the first match of the evening between Gerwyn Price and Brendan Dolan was fiercely contested and ended with a very tight 10:9 win for the player from Northern Ireland.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 5



16. November
Grand Slam - Fourth Day
The third group matches on Tuesday were a thrilling affair and the group tables were whirled around. In group B even a Nine-Dart Shoot Out between Robert Thornton and and Dimitri van den Bergh was necessary to decide the second qualifiiyng place. Thornton won it and progressed to the last 16 as did the BDO players Jeff Smith, Danny Noppert and Jamie Hughes who even won his group. So all in five of eight BDO players progressed - more then ever before.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics Day 4



15. November
Grand Slam - Third Day
The third group matches of groups A, D, E and H were a thrilling battle about the progession into the next round. Two BDO players managed to qualify for the last 16: Glen Durrant and Darryl Fitton. But the upset of the evening was to be sure the 5:0 win of Darren Webster against Phil Taylor, but it didn't help Webster as Darryl Fitton won a very close match against Ian White and progressed with two wins in the next round.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics Day 3



More Darts in Wolverhampton
The second day of the Grand Slam was another interesting long day with some highlights. Beside darts the second article has a look on and from the stage.
More Darts in Wolverhampton



14. November
Carrom and Darts
The first article from Wolverhampton - finally!
And as you can see at the title it has to do with Carrom. And of course with darts as well - the darts of the first day of the Grand Slam.
Carrom and Darts



European Tour 2017
As the PDC Europe now announced the European Tour 2017 will be completed by another event. To the venues in Hildesheim, Jena, Saasbrücken, Sindelfingen, Gibraltar, Hamburg, Leverkusen, Maastrich, Mannheim, Riesa and Göttigen, a tournament in Austria in Wien was added which had first dorpped out of the tournament calendar.
European Tour 2017



Grand Slam - Second Day, Evening
After all groups played their second group games Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, James Wade and Benito van de Pas are already qualified for the next round. Michael van Gerwen won his second match in the evening session and is almost sure in the next round. German Max Hopp was one af last nights winners as well - he defeated an obvious not in best health Martin Adams.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics Day 2



13. November
Grand Slam - Second Day, Afternoon
In the afternoon session with the second group matches of groups B, C, F and G Robert Thornton, Peter Wright, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade won again. Among Saturday's losers who won on Sunday was Mensur Suljovic who had to come from 0:3 behind to win in the end against Nathan Aspinall 5:3.
Results, Tables



Grand Slam - First Day, Evening
The evening session started rather dragging with a defeat for German Max Hopp who lost to Brendan Dolan. Even as the second match ended with a surprising win by qualifier Nathan Derry against Alan Norris the evening only picked up space in the fourth match. The biggest upset happened in the last match of the evening when parts of the crowd already had left - Scott Mitchell defeated with a great performance Adrian Lewis 5:1.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics Day 1



12. November
Grand Slam - First Day, Afternoon
In the afternoon the first group matches of groups B, C, F and G took place and there were a few surprising results. Dimitri van den Bergh defeated Gerwyn Price, James Wilson defeated Dave Chisnall who couldn't hit a double and Mensur Suljovic lost to young BDO player Danny Noppert. Noppert was the only BDO player, who won his match in the afternoon. The best performance of the afternoon showed Raymond van Barneveld who didn't give Nathan Aspinall a chance.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics Day 1



Interview with Linda Batten-Duffy

Linda Batten-Duffy was from 1982 - 1987 the number 1 of the women. Till today she is involved in the sport of darts as sport scientist, manager and dart shop owner.
In this interview she talks about her past as active player, but as well about her numerous activities today.
To the Interview



11. November
Grand Slam
Tomorrow in Wolverhampton the Grand Slam of Darts will begin.
Global Darts again is on site for the first round.
Here a Preview:
Preview



Darts Performance Centre

Of course the Darts Performance Centre has a view on the Grand Slam as well. In it's blog the main question is how the BDO players will fare.
Grand Slam of Darts



9. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Now the schedule of the first day of the Grand Slam is known. In an afternoon and an evening session the first group matches will be played.
In the afternoon groups B, C, F, G will play, in the evening groups A, D, E, H. The match between Gerwyn Price and Dimitri van den Bergh will open the tournament in the afternoon while reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and last year's runner-up Phil Taylor will play their first matches in the evening.
Participants, Schedule



PDC World Championship 2017
The field of participants for the PDC World Championship is filling up. China will be represented this time by Quiang Sun. By the DPA Australian Grand Prix Ranking the new Australian rising star Corey Cadby qualified, who will give his debut. The Oceanic Masters were won by Australian David Platt who as second of the DPA Australian Grand Prix Rankings had just missed to qualify. Platt takes part for the third time in the PDC World Championship but for the first time in the Alexandra Palace. The Japanese qualifier won Masumi Chino who will give his debut but already took part two times in the Japan Darts Masters.
Participants



8. November
Finder Masters
The field of participants for the Finder Masters, which will be played from 9. - 11. Dezember in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands, is now complete. Beside the players who qualify by the ranking several wildcards are handed out. This year among others Tony O'Shea, Madars Razma, Anastasia Dobromyslova and Marvin van Velzen got a wildcard.
Participants, Schedule



7. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Today the group draw for the Grand Slam took place Grand Slam of Darts which will begin on 12. November.
Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen heads Group A and will have to play against Brendan Dolan, Max Hopp and Martin Adams. Last year's runner-up Phil Taylor heads Group D and will stand against Ian White, Darren Webster and Darryl Fitton at the oche.
Draw, Participants, Schedule



Van Gerwen defends Title
With an in the end quite close 11:9 win over Peter Wright Michael van Gerwen defended his World Series of Darts title. Before he had won in the semi-finals without problems 11:3 against Dave Chisnall while Peter Wright had battled to a 11:10 win over Phil Taylor. Taylor had several matchdarts. The semi-final between Wright and van Gerwen was the most impressive match of the tournament.
Results, Statistics, Report Finals Day



6. November
World Series of Darts Finals
In the second round of the tournament Joe Cullen and Benito van de Pas provided the biggest upsets and eliminated Gary Anderson (for the first time with glasses on stage) and James Wade. As well out is with Raymond van Barneveld another seeded player - he lost to Simon Whitlock. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen just managed to to win against Gerwyn Price; Phil Taylor this time managed to win against Mensur Suljovic. As well still in the tournament are Dave Chisnall, Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright.
Today the tournament is played to the end.
Results, Statistics, Report Round 2
Results



5. November
World Series of Darts Finals
In an afternoon-session with a lot of close matches Mensur Suljovic showed the most impressive performance and defeated Robert Thornton 6:0. After last weekends results to be sure the biggest surprise of the afternoon was Kim Huybrechts win over Jelle Klaasen.
In the evening-session the winners of the afternoon will now play against the seeded players.
Results, Report, Statistics Round 1



4. November
World Series of Darts Finals
Tomorrow in Glasgow the World Series of Darts Finals will begin. An afternoon- and an evening session will be played. In the afternoon session only qualifiers and invited players will take part. In the evening the afternoon winners will play against the seeded players. Again reigning champion Michael van Gerwen is favourite to win the tournament.
Preview



BDO Rankings
The BDO Rankings were updated.
BDO Rankings



2. November
Additions Who is Who
Added were Richard Veenstra, James Hurrell, Craig Caldwell und Mark McGeeney, who qualified for the BDO World Championship 2017, and the two Australians David Platt and Corey Cadby, one of the upcoming players of the year, who was one of the dominating players on this year's Australian circuit and who qualified for the final of the PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship.
Who is Who



World Series of Darts Finals
The detailed schedule of the World Series of Darts Finals next weekend was published.
The tournament will be opened by the match between German Max Hopp against Spaniard Cristo Reyes in the afternoon-session on Saturday 5. November. In the afternoon session only qualifiers and invited players will stand at the oche. Afternoon's winner will play in the evening session against the seeded players. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play in the penultimate match of the night against the winner of Gerwyn Price v Steve Beaton.
Participants, Schedule



31. October
Dave Lanning passed away
Dave Lanning, who for many year's was the voice of darts first for ITV and than for Sky Sports, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday aged 78. Lanning, who commentated beside darts speedway as well, worked since the "Indoor League" in the 1970's together with the 2012 deceased Sid Waddell. To the legendary Sky Sports commentators team belonged besides John Gwynne and Stuart Pyke. Before the PDC World Championship 2011 Lanning had retired.
Lanning commentated in 1984 the first televised nine-darter by John Lowe, 1994 together with John Gwynne the first PDC World Championship and was together with Sid Waddell in the commentary box when Phil Taylor in the Premier League final 2010 threw two nine-darters against James Wade. 2008 he was together with Sid Waddell introduced in the PDC Hall of Fame.



Results...
Winners of the ADO Witch City Open were Jim Fitzsimmons and Stacey Pace. The youth titles went to Jacob Demers and Jenna Yazbek.
Winners of the Malaysia Open were Royden Lam from Hong Kong and Detablan Angelyn from the Philippines.



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



30. October
Van Gerwen wins in Hasselt
Michael van Gerwen for a third time in a row won the European Championship. He defeated in the final a completely chanceless Mensur Suljovic 11:1.
Before van Gerwen had defeated on the finals day an as chanceless Jelle Klaasen and had battled through a semi-final against a resiliant James Wade. Mensur Suljovic first defeated surprisingly Phil Taylor and afterwards in the semi-finals Peter Wright whom he punished for his double trouble.
Report Day 3
Tournament Statistics



World Series of Darts Finale
The PDC now did the draw for the first and second round of the World Series of Darts Finals which will take place on 5. and 6. November in Glasgow.
In the first round only the qualifiers and the invited players will stand at the oche. The first round winners will meet the seeded players in round two. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play second round the winner of the match Gerwyn Price v Steve Beaton. Phil Taylor could in second round again meet Mensur Suljovic should Suljovic win his first round match against Robert Thornton.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



European Championship
Today the European Championship will be played to the end.
In the afternoon the quarterfinals will be played, in the evening semi-finals and final. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet in the quarterfinals fellow country man Jelle Klaasen. Phil Taylor will play against Mensur Suljovic, James Wade will stand against James Wilson at the oche and Peter Wright plays against Kyle Anderson.
Results Day 3
Statistics Day 3



29. October
European Championship
The second round of the tournament was without surprises only with two very close matches in the afternoon session in which Mensur Suljovic prevailed against Ian White and James Wilson against Mervyn King. The other matches were mostly one-sided and Kyle Anderson, Peter Wright, Jelle Klaasen, Phil Taylor, James Wade and Michael van Gerwen progressed without problems into the quarterfinals.
Statistics Day 2
Report Day 2
Schedule Quarterfinals



European Championship
Today the European Championship will continue with the second round played in two sessions.
The first round produced some upsets and Robert Thornton, Terry Jenkins, Michael Smith, Kim Huybrechts, Dave Chisnall and Gary Anderson are already out of the tournament. The best performances showed Phil Taylor (109.28), Mensur Suljovic (104.26) and Michael van Gerwen (100.77).
Results Day 2
Statistics Day 1



28. October
European Championship
Today in Hasselt in Belgium the European Championship will begin. In an afternoon- and an evening-session the first round will be played.
Kim Huybrechts, only Belgian participant, will play in the second match of the evening against James Wilson. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen - and favourite to win the tournament - will play in the penultimate match of the evening against Simon Whitlock.
Participants, Results



26. October
PDC World Championship 2017
By the South Europe qualifier Greek John Michael qualified for the World Championship - for him it is the third World Championship in a row. Winner of the Russian EADC Qualifier was Boris Koltsov, who already took part 2015 in the PDC World Championship. The winner of the Phillipine qualifier - Gilbert Ulang - will give his debut in the tournament.
Participants



Waterkant Trophy
Winners of the Waterkant Trophy, a DDV ranking tournament, were last Saturday Robert Allenstein and Stefanie Rennoch (Zwitkowitsch). On Sunday won Kevin Münch and Silke Lowe. winners of the youth tournaments were Aaron Rahlfs and Christina Schuler.



Results...
The singles events of the Turkish Masters won Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands and Umit Uygunsozlu from Turkey. Ailen de Graaf won the Turkish Open as well, winner of the men's event was Welshman Martin Phiilips. The pairs events of the Turkish Open won the men's pair Jeffrey Sparidaans/Brian Raman, the ladies pair Paula Jacklin/Sue Edwards and the mixed pair Jamie Hughes/Paula Jacklin.
Winners of the Northern Ireland Open were Deta Hedman and Keith Rooney. The youth title went to Kean Barry from the Republic of Ireland.
The Alan King Memorial tournament in New Zealand won Mark McGrath and Desi Mercer. The titles of the Next of Talents event in the Netherlands went to Layla Brussel, Daan Beernink and Bas Leeflang.
Winners of the WDF Asia-Pacific Cups singles titles were Japanese Mikuru Suzuki and Australian Justin Thompson. The pairs won the Australian pairs Adam Rowe/Justin Thompson and Corrine Hammond/Natalie Carter. Overall winner was the Australian team.



24. October
World Series of Darts Finals
The field of participants of the tournament which will be played from 5. to 6. November in Glasgow is complete. By the qualifier on Sunday qualified Steve Beaton, Simon Whitlock, Brendan Dolan and Joe Murnan. Before the PDC announced the names of the eight global players who got an invitation for the tournament.
Participants, Schedule



Grand Slam of Darts
On Sunday in Barnsley a qualifier for the Grand Slam of Darts was played in which eight tournament places were on offer. Qualified are Robert Thornton, Dimitri van den Bergh, Ted Evetts, Brendan Dolan, Chris Dobey, James Wilson, Nathan Derry and Darren Webster. So now only four free tournament places are left which will got to the winners and runners-up of the European Championship and des World Series of Darts Finals.
Participants, Schedule



Whitlock and van de Pas win in Barnsley
Simon Whitlock won on Friday the 19. Players Championship. He defeated in the final Chris Dobey with 6:4. In the semi-finals stood Adrian Lewis and Mark Frost. In his first round match against Pär Rihonen Whitlock threw a nine-darter.
The last Players Championship of the year on Sunday won Benito van de Pas. He prevailed in the final 6:1 over Dave Chisnall. The semi-finals reached Daryl Gurney and Justin Pipe.
So the Pro Tour 2016 has now come to an end. An overview over the winners and the rankings you can find here:
Tournament Information

After the two Players Championships all participants of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead are known. The Top 64 of the Players Championship Order of Merit qualify for the tournament which will be played from 25. - 27. November.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and der Players Championship Order of Merit were actualisied.
PDC Rankings



21. October
Dartoid's World

Of course Dartoid is concerned about the forthcoming presidential election in the USA. However his question is more uncommon: "Would Clinton or Trump cut a better figure in a darts team?
Clinton or Trump?



20. October
Pro Tour
Tomorrow in Barnsley the last weekend of the PDC Pro Tour will begin. Tomorrow and on Saturday the Players Championships 19 and 20 will be played. On sunday the qualifiers for the Grand Slam of Darts (eight places) and the World Series of Darts Finals (four places) will follow.
The two Players Championships count for the Players Championships Order of Merit - the Top 64 of the ranking will take part in the Players Championship Finals next month in Minehead.
Neither Phil Taylor nor Michael van Gerwen registered for Barnsley.
Participants, Results



European Championship
The PDC published the schedule of the European Championship which will take place from 28. - 30. October.
The tournament will begin with the match between Jamie Caven and James Richardson in the afternoon-session of the 28. October. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play his first round match against Simon Whitlock as the penultimate match of the evening session before the first round will end with the match between James Wade and Gary Anderson.
Participants, Schedule



19. October
Results...
The Australian Geelong Masters were won by John Weber and Corrine Hammond. The Youth titles got Matt Evans and Prosperity Nicholson.
The titles of the ADO Colerado Open won Joe Chaney and Stacey Pace. The Youth event was won by Tyler Butnett. The Canadian Klondike Open winners were David Cameron and Trish Grzesik. 18. Oktober
Madars Razma and Kaisu Rekinen won the Latvia Open. The Youth title went to Rihards Slisans.



18. October
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and der Development Tour Order of Merit wurden aktualisiert.
PDC Rankings



17. October
European Championship
After the last event of the European Tour in Hildesheim at the weekend all participants of the European Championship are known. The tournament will take place from 28. - 30. October in Hasselt in Belgium.
The PDC now announced the draw for the first round. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play against Simon Whitlock in the first round. World number two Gary Anderson will open his tournament against James Wade and Phil Taylor was drawn against the weekend's winner Alan Norris.
Participants, Draw



Norris wins German Darts Championship
Alan Norris defeated in the final of the German Darts Championship Jelle Klaasen with 6:5 and celebrated his first European Tour title. Klaasen started the match stronger but Norris improved more and more during the match so it was in the end a deserved win.
The semi-finals reached Mensur Suljovic and Dave Chisnall. Chisnall couldn't keep up the strong performance he had produced in the other matches of the tournament. Norris was just the better player in his deciding leg against Suljovic.
Report Final



Development Tour
Before the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship at the weekend in Wigan the last three events of the Development Tour were played. There were three different winners. The first event on Saturday won Dean Reynolds, for him it was the sixthed win on the Development Tour this year and he stayed at the head of the ranking. The second event on Saturday was won by the new Australian star Corey Cadby. Winner of the last event on Sunday was Dutchman Events Mike de Dekker.
Development Tour



Cadby and van Peer in the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Max Hopp couldn't defend his title. He was already elimnated second round by his fellow country man Martin Schindler. In the end it was Australian Corey Cadby, who caused a sensation with his win over Phil Taylor during the Perth Darts Masters who played himself into the final where he'll meet on 27. November in Minehead Dutchman Berry van Peer. All the British players were eliminated before the semi-finals which reached beside the Australian and the Dutchman Belgian Dimitri van den Bergh and Dutchman Kenny Neyens.
Report



16. October
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
At the close of this year's last Development Tour Wochenendes today in Wigan the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will be played down to the final. The final will take place during the Players Championship Finals in November in Minehead.
Beside reigning champion Max Hopp international qualifiers and qualifiers from the PDC Development Tour Order of Merit will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results



German Darts Championship - Tag 3
Today the German Darts Championship will played to the end - again in an afternoon- and an evening session.
The biggest upset of the tournament happenend in today's afternoon session when the number 1 seed Michael van Gerwen was elimnated by Daryl Gurney who managed to defeat him 6:4 despite a lot of problems with his throwing hand and arm. Now it is anybody's guess who will win the tournament tonight.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



15. October
German Darts Championship - Day 2
Today in the second round yesterday's winners play against the seeded players. Again an afternoon- and evening session with eight matches each will be played.
In the penultimate match of the evening the number 1 of the world and number 1 seed Michael van Gerwen will play against Robbie Green.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



14. October
German Darts Championship - Day 1
On the first day of the German Darts Championship Steve West showed against his brother Tony West again a great performance and progressed with an average of 109.98 into the second round where he'll meet Stephen Bunting. Almost as impressive played Rowby-John Rodriguez with an 100.40 average against which Kyle Anderson had no chance at all. Out of the four German Host Nation qualifiers only Robert Allenstein survived in the last match of the evening - he defeated with some luck Steve Hine in a very close match with 6:5 and will play tomorrow in the second round against Joe Cullen.
Results and Statistics



German Darts Championship
Today in Hildesheim the last European Tour Event of the year will begin - the German Darts Championship. Last night in Hildesheim the Host Nation Qualifier took place and Stefan Stoyke, Michael Holz, Marko Puls and Robert Allenstein qualified for the tournament.
Today in an afternoon- and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only all the qualifiers take part.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Darts Performance Centre

This Coaching Clinic gives you an overview over the most common errors which hinder you to develop a solid technique.
Most Common Errors



11. October
Participants Lakeside
The BDO now announced the participants of the BDO World Championships, which will take place from 7. - 15. January in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green. The last free places in the field of participants will go to the winners of the Winmau World Masters and the qualifiers from International Play-Offs which will be played end of November/beginning of December.
Participants



Results...

Winners of Luxembourg Open were Deta Hedman and Daryl Fitton. Fitton defeated in the final German Gabriel Clemens. The ladies pairs were won by the pair Hedman/Sutton, the men's pairs by the pair Burquel/Miles.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and der Players Championship Order of Merit were updated. The Scandinavian Order of Merit is now the final standings on 10. October.
PDC Rankings



10. Oktober
SDC Circuit
In Gothenburg in Schweden the last two events of this year's Scandinavian Circuit of the SDC statt took place. Event seven was won by Swede Roland Lenngren who celebrated his frst win on the SDC Tour. The eigth event was won by birthday boy Cor Dekker from Norway.
Fin Kim Viljanen was already qualified before the weekend through the ranking for the PDC World Championship. Due to his results at the weekend Swede Magnus Caris secured himself the second place for a Scandinavian player in the PDC World Championship.
SDC Tour



Superleague Germany
At the weekend the last tournament weekend of the Bulls Superleague Germany took place. There were not many changes in the table only Michael Hurtz managed to get into the top eight and replaced Daniel Zygla as participant in the final. Relegated players are Mario Curschmann and Andreas Demkamin, who due to a chronic injury for a second time couldn't play the league day till the end. The final of the last eight will be played on 19. November in Mönchengladbach.
Bulls Superleague Germany



Superleague Eastern
The last tournament weekend of Bulls Superleague Eastern was played at the weekend. Hannes Schnier managed to get into the eight participants of the final which will take place on 12. November in Vienna. Relegated players of this year's season are Mensur Suljovic, who had withdrawn after the first tournament weekend from superleague, and Michael Kocik.
Bulls Superleague Eastern



Van Gerwen wins World Grand Prix
Michael van Gerwen dominated the final of the World Grand Prix against Gary Anderson and secured himself for the third time the title. Other then in his other matches Anderson first had a lot of problems with his starting doubles and couldn't keep up with van Gerwens explosive start. When Anderson finally was in the game, ti was too late, to make up ground and the Dutchman won 5:2.
In the final of the Irish Matchplays reigning champion Mick McGowan defeated Radek Szaganski in a close match 6:5 and as first player defended his Irish Matchplay title. By his win McGowan secured himself a place in the PDC World Championship.
Report, Statistics Final



8. October
World Grand Prix - Final
After two highclass semi-finals it is fixed that in the final of this year's World Grand Prix the number 1 and the number 2 of the PDC Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will meet, something which doesn't happen too often in tournament finals. Both van Gerwen as Anderson convinced in their matches while their opponents Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld showed really strong performances as well.

Before the final the final of the Irish Matchplay between reigning champion Mick McGowan and Radek Szaganski will be played.
Results



7. October
World Grand Prix - Semifinals
The World Grand Prix today will continue with the semi-finals Dave Chisnall v Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld v Gary Anderson. Chisnall defeated 2013 van Gerwen in the World Grand Prix, so van Gerwen has to settle a score with him. Gary Anderson to be sure has to improve when he wants to beat van Barneveld.
Results
Report, Statistics Semifinals



Grand Slam of Darts
By now all BDO Participants in this year's Grand Slam of Darts are known. Beside BDO world champion Scott Waites, the runner-up, Canadian Jeff Smith, the World Masters winner 2015 Glen Durrant and the World Trophy winner 2016 Daryl Fitton by the BDO Invitional Ranking qualified Scott Mitchell, Danny Noppert, Jamie Hughes and Martin Adams.
Participants



World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals
After an impressive win over Simon Whitlock in the quarterfinals Michael van Gerwen to be sure is at least now the favorit to win the title in Dublin. To the semi-finals progressed as well his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld with a good performance against Benito van de Pas, the last Englishman in the tournament Dave Chisnall with solid darts and world champion Gary Anderson with a patchy game against Kim Hyubrechts.
Results
Report, Statistics Quarterfinals



6. October
World Grand Prix - Second Round 2
After the second round Daryl Gurney is the last Irishman still in the tournament. Gurney, who is still recovering from a broken finger in his throwing hand, defeated Steve West 3:0. West in no way could keep up with his performance against Phil Taylor. Beside Gurney Simon Whitlock, Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen progressed into the quarterfinals.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 4



4. October
World Grand Prix - Second Round 1
Today the first four second round matches were played. All matches were more one-sided and had a clear winner. Kim Huybrechts and Raymond van Barneveld won their matches against Stephen Bunting and Adrian Lewis 3:0. Gary Anderson and Benito van de Pas defeated their opponents Kyle Anderson and Terry Jenkins 3:1.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 3



World Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the World Grand Prix for some of the seeded players not all went according to plan and Phil Taylor, Michael Smith and Peter Wright were eliminated. Phil Taylor once again had problems with his finishes - while his opponent Steve West had a doubles rate of 70 percent, Taylor's had only 25 percent.
Results



3. October
World Grand Prix - Day 1
For reigning champion Robert Thornton the tournament was already over after his first match - he lost 1:2 to Stephen Bunting. James Wade was eliminated as well - Terry Jenkins defeated him in a very close match with the same result. Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld and Benito van de Pas impressed with 2:0 wins.
Results



31. October
Dave Lanning passed away
Dave Lanning, who for many year's was the voice of darts first for ITV and than for Sky Sports, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday aged 78. Lanning, who commentated beside darts speedway as well, worked since the "Indoor League" in the 1970's together with the 2012 deceased Sid Waddell. To the legendary Sky Sports commentators team belonged besides John Gwynne and Stuart Pyke. Before the PDC World Championship 2011 Lanning had retired.
Lanning commentated in 1984 the first televised nine-darter by John Lowe, 1994 together with John Gwynne the first PDC World Championship and was together with Sid Waddell in the commentary box when Phil Taylor in the Premier League final 2010 threw two nine-darters against James Wade. 2008 he was together with Sid Waddell introduced in the PDC Hall of Fame.



Results...
Winners of the ADO Witch City Open were Jim Fitzsimmons and Stacey Pace. The youth titles went to Jacob Demers and Jenna Yazbek.
Winners of the Malaysia Open were Royden Lam from Hong Kong and Detablan Angelyn from the Philippines.



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



30. October
Van Gerwen wins in Hasselt
Michael van Gerwen for a third time in a row won the European Championship. He defeated in the final a completely chanceless Mensur Suljovic 11:1.
Before van Gerwen had defeated on the finals day an as chanceless Jelle Klaasen and had battled through a semi-final against a resiliant James Wade. Mensur Suljovic first defeated surprisingly Phil Taylor and afterwards in the semi-finals Peter Wright whom he punished for his double trouble.
Report Day 3
Tournament Statistics



World Series of Darts Finale
The PDC now did the draw for the first and second round of the World Series of Darts Finals which will take place on 5. and 6. November in Glasgow.
In the first round only the qualifiers and the invited players will stand at the oche. The first round winners will meet the seeded players in round two. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play second round the winner of the match Gerwyn Price v Steve Beaton. Phil Taylor could in second round again meet Mensur Suljovic should Suljovic win his first round match against Robert Thornton.
Participants, Schedule, Draw



European Championship
Today the European Championship will be played to the end.
In the afternoon the quarterfinals will be played, in the evening semi-finals and final. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet in the quarterfinals fellow country man Jelle Klaasen. Phil Taylor will play against Mensur Suljovic, James Wade will stand against James Wilson at the oche and Peter Wright plays against Kyle Anderson.
Results Day 3
Statistics Day 3



29. October
European Championship
The second round of the tournament was without surprises only with two very close matches in the afternoon session in which Mensur Suljovic prevailed against Ian White and James Wilson against Mervyn King. The other matches were mostly one-sided and Kyle Anderson, Peter Wright, Jelle Klaasen, Phil Taylor, James Wade and Michael van Gerwen progressed without problems into the quarterfinals.
Statistics Day 2
Report Day 2
Schedule Quarterfinals



European Championship
Today the European Championship will continue with the second round played in two sessions.
The first round produced some upsets and Robert Thornton, Terry Jenkins, Michael Smith, Kim Huybrechts, Dave Chisnall and Gary Anderson are already out of the tournament. The best performances showed Phil Taylor (109.28), Mensur Suljovic (104.26) and Michael van Gerwen (100.77).
Results Day 2
Statistics Day 1



28. October
European Championship
Today in Hasselt in Belgium the European Championship will begin. In an afternoon- and an evening-session the first round will be played.
Kim Huybrechts, only Belgian participant, will play in the second match of the evening against James Wilson. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen - and favourite to win the tournament - will play in the penultimate match of the evening against Simon Whitlock.
Participants, Results



26. October
PDC World Championship 2017
By the South Europe qualifier Greek John Michael qualified for the World Championship - for him it is the third World Championship in a row. Winner of the Russian EADC Qualifier was Boris Koltsov, who already took part 2015 in the PDC World Championship. The winner of the Phillipine qualifier - Gilbert Ulang - will give his debut in the tournament.
Participants



Waterkant Trophy
Winners of the Waterkant Trophy, a DDV ranking tournament, were last Saturday Robert Allenstein and Stefanie Rennoch (Zwitkowitsch). On Sunday won Kevin Münch and Silke Lowe. winners of the youth tournaments were Aaron Rahlfs and Christina Schuler.



Results...
The singles events of the Turkish Masters won Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands and Umit Uygunsozlu from Turkey. Ailen de Graaf won the Turkish Open as well, winner of the men's event was Welshman Martin Phiilips. The pairs events of the Turkish Open won the men's pair Jeffrey Sparidaans/Brian Raman, the ladies pair Paula Jacklin/Sue Edwards and the mixed pair Jamie Hughes/Paula Jacklin.
Winners of the Northern Ireland Open were Deta Hedman and Keith Rooney. The youth title went to Kean Barry from the Republic of Ireland.
The Alan King Memorial tournament in New Zealand won Mark McGrath and Desi Mercer. The titles of the Next of Talents event in the Netherlands went to Layla Brussel, Daan Beernink and Bas Leeflang.
Winners of the WDF Asia-Pacific Cups singles titles were Japanese Mikuru Suzuki and Australian Justin Thompson. The pairs won the Australian pairs Adam Rowe/Justin Thompson and Corrine Hammond/Natalie Carter. Overall winner was the Australian team.



24. October
World Series of Darts Finals
The field of participants of the tournament which will be played from 5. to 6. November in Glasgow is complete. By the qualifier on Sunday qualified Steve Beaton, Simon Whitlock, Brendan Dolan and Joe Murnan. Before the PDC announced the names of the eight global players who got an invitation for the tournament.
Participants, Schedule



Grand Slam of Darts
On Sunday in Barnsley a qualifier for the Grand Slam of Darts was played in which eight tournament places were on offer. Qualified are Robert Thornton, Dimitri van den Bergh, Ted Evetts, Brendan Dolan, Chris Dobey, James Wilson, Nathan Derry and Darren Webster. So now only four free tournament places are left which will got to the winners and runners-up of the European Championship and des World Series of Darts Finals.
Participants, Schedule



Whitlock and van de Pas win in Barnsley
Simon Whitlock won on Friday the 19. Players Championship. He defeated in the final Chris Dobey with 6:4. In the semi-finals stood Adrian Lewis and Mark Frost. In his first round match against Pär Rihonen Whitlock threw a nine-darter.
The last Players Championship of the year on Sunday won Benito van de Pas. He prevailed in the final 6:1 over Dave Chisnall. The semi-finals reached Daryl Gurney and Justin Pipe.
So the Pro Tour 2016 has now come to an end. An overview over the winners and the rankings you can find here:
Tournament Information

After the two Players Championships all participants of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead are known. The Top 64 of the Players Championship Order of Merit qualify for the tournament which will be played from 25. - 27. November.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and der Players Championship Order of Merit were actualisied.
PDC Rankings



21. October
Dartoid's World

Of course Dartoid is concerned about the forthcoming presidential election in the USA. However his question is more uncommon: "Would Clinton or Trump cut a better figure in a darts team?
Clinton or Trump?



20. October
Pro Tour
Tomorrow in Barnsley the last weekend of the PDC Pro Tour will begin. Tomorrow and on Saturday the Players Championships 19 and 20 will be played. On sunday the qualifiers for the Grand Slam of Darts (eight places) and the World Series of Darts Finals (four places) will follow.
The two Players Championships count for the Players Championships Order of Merit - the Top 64 of the ranking will take part in the Players Championship Finals next month in Minehead.
Neither Phil Taylor nor Michael van Gerwen registered for Barnsley.
Participants, Results



European Championship
The PDC published the schedule of the European Championship which will take place from 28. - 30. October.
The tournament will begin with the match between Jamie Caven and James Richardson in the afternoon-session of the 28. October. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play his first round match against Simon Whitlock as the penultimate match of the evening session before the first round will end with the match between James Wade and Gary Anderson.
Participants, Schedule



19. October
Results...
The Australian Geelong Masters were won by John Weber and Corrine Hammond. The Youth titles got Matt Evans and Prosperity Nicholson.
The titles of the ADO Colerado Open won Joe Chaney and Stacey Pace. The Youth event was won by Tyler Butnett. The Canadian Klondike Open winners were David Cameron and Trish Grzesik. 18. Oktober
Madars Razma and Kaisu Rekinen won the Latvia Open. The Youth title went to Rihards Slisans.



18. October
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and der Development Tour Order of Merit wurden aktualisiert.
PDC Rankings



17. October
European Championship
After the last event of the European Tour in Hildesheim at the weekend all participants of the European Championship are known. The tournament will take place from 28. - 30. October in Hasselt in Belgium.
The PDC now announced the draw for the first round. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play against Simon Whitlock in the first round. World number two Gary Anderson will open his tournament against James Wade and Phil Taylor was drawn against the weekend's winner Alan Norris.
Participants, Draw



Norris wins German Darts Championship
Alan Norris defeated in the final of the German Darts Championship Jelle Klaasen with 6:5 and celebrated his first European Tour title. Klaasen started the match stronger but Norris improved more and more during the match so it was in the end a deserved win.
The semi-finals reached Mensur Suljovic and Dave Chisnall. Chisnall couldn't keep up the strong performance he had produced in the other matches of the tournament. Norris was just the better player in his deciding leg against Suljovic.
Report Final



Development Tour
Before the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship at the weekend in Wigan the last three events of the Development Tour were played. There were three different winners. The first event on Saturday won Dean Reynolds, for him it was the sixthed win on the Development Tour this year and he stayed at the head of the ranking. The second event on Saturday was won by the new Australian star Corey Cadby. Winner of the last event on Sunday was Dutchman Events Mike de Dekker.
Development Tour



Cadby and van Peer in the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Max Hopp couldn't defend his title. He was already elimnated second round by his fellow country man Martin Schindler. In the end it was Australian Corey Cadby, who caused a sensation with his win over Phil Taylor during the Perth Darts Masters who played himself into the final where he'll meet on 27. November in Minehead Dutchman Berry van Peer. All the British players were eliminated before the semi-finals which reached beside the Australian and the Dutchman Belgian Dimitri van den Bergh and Dutchman Kenny Neyens.
Report



16. October
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
At the close of this year's last Development Tour Wochenendes today in Wigan the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will be played down to the final. The final will take place during the Players Championship Finals in November in Minehead.
Beside reigning champion Max Hopp international qualifiers and qualifiers from the PDC Development Tour Order of Merit will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results



German Darts Championship - Tag 3
Today the German Darts Championship will played to the end - again in an afternoon- and an evening session.
The biggest upset of the tournament happenend in today's afternoon session when the number 1 seed Michael van Gerwen was elimnated by Daryl Gurney who managed to defeat him 6:4 despite a lot of problems with his throwing hand and arm. Now it is anybody's guess who will win the tournament tonight.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



15. October
German Darts Championship - Day 2
Today in the second round yesterday's winners play against the seeded players. Again an afternoon- and evening session with eight matches each will be played.
In the penultimate match of the evening the number 1 of the world and number 1 seed Michael van Gerwen will play against Robbie Green.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



14. October
German Darts Championship - Day 1
On the first day of the German Darts Championship Steve West showed against his brother Tony West again a great performance and progressed with an average of 109.98 into the second round where he'll meet Stephen Bunting. Almost as impressive played Rowby-John Rodriguez with an 100.40 average against which Kyle Anderson had no chance at all. Out of the four German Host Nation qualifiers only Robert Allenstein survived in the last match of the evening - he defeated with some luck Steve Hine in a very close match with 6:5 and will play tomorrow in the second round against Joe Cullen.
Results and Statistics



German Darts Championship
Today in Hildesheim the last European Tour Event of the year will begin - the German Darts Championship. Last night in Hildesheim the Host Nation Qualifier took place and Stefan Stoyke, Michael Holz, Marko Puls and Robert Allenstein qualified for the tournament.
Today in an afternoon- and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only all the qualifiers take part.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Darts Performance Centre

This Coaching Clinic gives you an overview over the most common errors which hinder you to develop a solid technique.
Most Common Errors



11. October
Participants Lakeside
The BDO now announced the participants of the BDO World Championships, which will take place from 7. - 15. January in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green. The last free places in the field of participants will go to the winners of the Winmau World Masters and the qualifiers from International Play-Offs which will be played end of November/beginning of December.
Participants



Results...

Winners of Luxembourg Open were Deta Hedman and Daryl Fitton. Fitton defeated in the final German Gabriel Clemens. The ladies pairs were won by the pair Hedman/Sutton, the men's pairs by the pair Burquel/Miles.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and der Players Championship Order of Merit were updated. The Scandinavian Order of Merit is now the final standings on 10. October.
PDC Rankings



10. Oktober
SDC Circuit
In Gothenburg in Schweden the last two events of this year's Scandinavian Circuit of the SDC statt took place. Event seven was won by Swede Roland Lenngren who celebrated his frst win on the SDC Tour. The eigth event was won by birthday boy Cor Dekker from Norway.
Fin Kim Viljanen was already qualified before the weekend through the ranking for the PDC World Championship. Due to his results at the weekend Swede Magnus Caris secured himself the second place for a Scandinavian player in the PDC World Championship.
SDC Tour



Superleague Germany
At the weekend the last tournament weekend of the Bulls Superleague Germany took place. There were not many changes in the table only Michael Hurtz managed to get into the top eight and replaced Daniel Zygla as participant in the final. Relegated players are Mario Curschmann and Andreas Demkamin, who due to a chronic injury for a second time couldn't play the league day till the end. The final of the last eight will be played on 19. November in Mönchengladbach.
Bulls Superleague Germany



Superleague Eastern
The last tournament weekend of Bulls Superleague Eastern was played at the weekend. Hannes Schnier managed to get into the eight participants of the final which will take place on 12. November in Vienna. Relegated players of this year's season are Mensur Suljovic, who had withdrawn after the first tournament weekend from superleague, and Michael Kocik.
Bulls Superleague Eastern



Van Gerwen wins World Grand Prix
Michael van Gerwen dominated the final of the World Grand Prix against Gary Anderson and secured himself for the third time the title. Other then in his other matches Anderson first had a lot of problems with his starting doubles and couldn't keep up with van Gerwens explosive start. When Anderson finally was in the game, ti was too late, to make up ground and the Dutchman won 5:2.
In the final of the Irish Matchplays reigning champion Mick McGowan defeated Radek Szaganski in a close match 6:5 and as first player defended his Irish Matchplay title. By his win McGowan secured himself a place in the PDC World Championship.
Report, Statistics Final



8. October
World Grand Prix - Final
After two highclass semi-finals it is fixed that in the final of this year's World Grand Prix the number 1 and the number 2 of the PDC Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will meet, something which doesn't happen too often in tournament finals. Both van Gerwen as Anderson convinced in their matches while their opponents Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld showed really strong performances as well.

Before the final the final of the Irish Matchplay between reigning champion Mick McGowan and Radek Szaganski will be played.
Results



7. October
World Grand Prix - Semifinals
The World Grand Prix today will continue with the semi-finals Dave Chisnall v Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld v Gary Anderson. Chisnall defeated 2013 van Gerwen in the World Grand Prix, so van Gerwen has to settle a score with him. Gary Anderson to be sure has to improve when he wants to beat van Barneveld.
Results
Report, Statistics Semifinals



Grand Slam of Darts
By now all BDO Participants in this year's Grand Slam of Darts are known. Beside BDO world champion Scott Waites, the runner-up, Canadian Jeff Smith, the World Masters winner 2015 Glen Durrant and the World Trophy winner 2016 Daryl Fitton by the BDO Invitional Ranking qualified Scott Mitchell, Danny Noppert, Jamie Hughes and Martin Adams.
Participants



World Grand Prix - Quarterfinals
After an impressive win over Simon Whitlock in the quarterfinals Michael van Gerwen to be sure is at least now the favorit to win the title in Dublin. To the semi-finals progressed as well his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld with a good performance against Benito van de Pas, the last Englishman in the tournament Dave Chisnall with solid darts and world champion Gary Anderson with a patchy game against Kim Hyubrechts.
Results
Report, Statistics Quarterfinals



6. October
World Grand Prix - Second Round 2
After the second round Daryl Gurney is the last Irishman still in the tournament. Gurney, who is still recovering from a broken finger in his throwing hand, defeated Steve West 3:0. West in no way could keep up with his performance against Phil Taylor. Beside Gurney Simon Whitlock, Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen progressed into the quarterfinals.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 4



4. October
World Grand Prix - Second Round 1
Today the first four second round matches were played. All matches were more one-sided and had a clear winner. Kim Huybrechts and Raymond van Barneveld won their matches against Stephen Bunting and Adrian Lewis 3:0. Gary Anderson and Benito van de Pas defeated their opponents Kyle Anderson and Terry Jenkins 3:1.
Results
Report, Statistics Day 3



World Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the World Grand Prix for some of the seeded players not all went according to plan and Phil Taylor, Michael Smith and Peter Wright were eliminated. Phil Taylor once again had problems with his finishes - while his opponent Steve West had a doubles rate of 70 percent, Taylor's had only 25 percent.
Results



3. October
World Grand Prix - Day 1
For reigning champion Robert Thornton the tournament was already over after his first match - he lost 1:2 to Stephen Bunting. James Wade was eliminated as well - Terry Jenkins defeated him in a very close match with the same result. Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld and Benito van de Pas impressed with 2:0 wins.
Results



29. September
Players Championships Dublin

Before the World Grand Prixs tomorrow and on Saturday the Players Championships 17 and 18 take place. Traditionally they are used by the participants in the World Grand Prix to warm up for the big event. Phil Taylor will not take part this year.
Jyhan Artut, Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez will play the Players Championships.
Participants, Results



28. September
Results...
Richard Veenstra and Sharon Prins were the winners of the singles titles of the WDF Europe Cup. The Dutch pair Veenstra/Harms won the men's pairs while the women'spairs were won by the Welsh pair Edwards/Griffiths. Winners of the team events were the men's and women's four person teams from England. The overall men's winner were the Netherlands, the overall women's winner was England.
The Continental Cup of the American CGC was won by Gary Broomhead who defeated in the final last year's winner Larry Butler.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



26. September
World Grand Prix
After the first round draw the PDC today announced the schedule of round one and two of the World Grand Prix. The opening match of the tournament will be the match between Kyle Anderson and Cristo Reyes. Robert Thornton will play on the first evening as well while World Number 1 Michael van Gerwen and the 11 times World Grand Prix winner Phil Taylor will be in action on the second evening.
Participants, Schedule



25. September
Taylor wins inaugural Champions League of Darts
Phil Taylor defeated in the final of the tournament for the second time in two days the number 1 of the world Michael van Gerwen and secured himself the first Champions League of Darts title. As in the group phase the win over van Gerwen with 11:5 was a clear one. Taylor hindered the Dutchman to really get into the match and showed another dominant performance. Before Taylor had ended his group phase with a win over Robert Thornton and than defeated James Wade in the semi-finals while van Gerwen defeated on the final day Peter Wright and world champion Gary Anderson.
Report Final


Unibet Champions League of Darts - Day 2

On the second day of the Champions League of Darts first the last group ma played. In the evening session the semi-finals and the final will follow.
Results, Tables



World Grand Prix
The PDC today announced the draw for the first round of the World Grand Prix which will take place from 2. - 8. October in Dublin. Reigning champion Robert Thornton will play his first match against Stephen Bunting while world number 1 Michael van Gerwen will meet Steve Beaton first round.
Participants, Draw first round



24. September
Unibet Champions League of Darts - Day 1
After the first day of the Champions League of Darts Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson head their group tables with two wins each. Gary Anderson defeated James Wade and Michael Smith while Phil Taylor won against Peter Wright and - in the best match of the evening - against Michael van Gerwen. Robert Thornton and Michael Smith lost both their matches and are at the end of their group tables. They have now got the smallest chance to progress into the semifinals.
Results, Tables
Report, Statistics Day 1



Unibet Champions League of Darts
Today in Cardiff the Champions League of Darts will begin, which takes place for the first time this year. Participants are Michael van Gerwen,Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor, Peter Wright, James Wade, Michael Smith and Robert Thornton. The tournament starts in Round Robin Format.Today in an afternoon-and an evening session the group matches 1 and 2 will be played.
The tournament is the first PDC tournament televised by the BBC.
Participanst, Schedule
Tournament Information



16. September
Unicorn X-Flight System

As Cosmo, Winmau and Harrows Unicorn brought now a new flight/shaft system on the market.
Here a review:
Unicorn X-Flight System



European Darts Grand Prix
Today in an afternoon- and an evening session of the European Darts Grand Prix the qualifiers will play against another.
The host nation qualifiers Dragutin Horvat, Max Hopp and Robert Allenstein will play in the afternoon-session against Joe Murnan, Darren Webster and James Hubbard. In the evening Gabriel Clemens, Martin Schindler and Fabian Herz will play against Jonny Clyton, Andy Boulton and Jermaine Wattimena. Raymond van Barneveld will meet in the afternoon-session Scott Dale.
Draw, Results



15. September
European Darts Grand Prix
Tomorrow in the Sindelfinger Glaspalast the penulitmate European tour event of the year will begin - the European Darts Grand Prix.
As Daryl Gurney still can't play due to his broken finger and Dave Chisnall had to withdraw due to a neck injury tonight in the Host Nation Qualifier six tournament places were available. Max Hopp, Dragutin Horvat, Robert Allenstein, Fabian Herz, Martin Schindler and Gabriel Clemens secured those. Among the eight qualifiers from the European Qualifier is Raymond van Barneveld.
Participants, Schedule



14. September
WDF Europe Cup
The WDF Europe Cup 2016 will be played from 20. - 24. September in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands. The German team will consist of Anne Willkomm, Steffi Lück, Steffi Zwitkowitsch, Silke Lowe, Jens Ziegler, Daniel Zygla, Martin Schindler and Marko Puls. Both for the ladies and for the men a singles-, a pairs- and a four person team competition will take place.
Schedule and draw you can find here: WDF Homepage



New Blog
American dart player Anne Kramer, who already published a book about the sport of darts, writes on her site dartsbuzz a regularly blog. She allowed us to publish it on this site as well.
The first blog revolves about an American topic - Why lags the sport of darts in america so far behind the sport in England?
The Million Dollar Darting Question



13. September
DDV Spreecup
At the weekend in Berlin the Spreecup took place - this year under the motto "Winmau Road to Japan 1 and 2" as it counts for the qualification to the WDF World Cup 2017 in Japan.
Most successful female player was Stefanie Zwitkowitsch who won on Saturday and on Sunday the ladies singles. The men's singles on Saturday were won by Robert Allenstein, Sunday's singles by Martin Schindler who had traveled over from the PDC European Darts Trophy after he had been elimnated second round there. Martin Schindler and Stefanie Zwitkowitsch were part of the winning pairs as well, Martin Schindler won the men's pairs together with Kevin Knopf, Stefanie Zwitkowitsch the ladies pairs together with Anne Willkomm. Winners of the youth events on Saturday were Nico Blum and Christina Schuler.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and the Challenge Tour Order of Merit were updated after the European Darts Trophy in Mülheim and the the last four Challenge Tour events Tour of the year.
PDC Rankings



12. September
PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend the last four events of this year's Challenge Tour were played in. Rob Cross won on both Saturday and Sunday an event and stayed head of the table.The other two events were won by Richie Burnett and Ryan Searle Searle ended the saison on second place in the table and will get as Rob Cross a two year PDC Tour Card.
Challenge Tour



The World
At the weekend the fourth event of this year's World soft-darts series took place in Goryang in Korea. Winner was as in the third event darting legend Paul Lim. He defeated in the final Croatian Boris Krcmar. In the semi-finals stood Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines and Japanese Yuji Eguchi.
The World



EDO England Matchplay und England Classic
Lisa Ashton won both the England Matchplay and the England Classic title. Glen Durrant won the men's singles of the England Matchplay, Dean Reynolds the men's singles of the England Classic. The youth titles of the England Matchplay won Natasha Eaves and Jack Vincent, those of the England Classic Nicole Bidgway and Tyler Radlett. The men's pairs of the England Classic won the pair Martin Atkins/Glen Durrant, the ladies pairs were won by the pair Deta Hedman/Rachel Brooks.



11.September
Van Gerwen wins in Mülheim
Michael van Gerwen was not as dominant in the European Darts Trophy as in many other tournaments but in the end nevertheless got the title with a 6:5 win over Mensur Suljovic.
Michael van Gerwen defeated on finals day Simon Whitlock, Jelle Klaasen(with his best performance) and in the close semifinal an almost unbound playing Kim Huybrechts. Mensur Suljovic reached his second European Tour final within a week with wins over Ian White, a seemingly weary Peter Wright and James Wade in the semi-finals.
Report Finals Day
Tournament Statistics



European Darts Trophy
Host Nation Qualifier Martin Schindler lost a close second round match against Robert Thornton. He was the last German player still in the tournament. In the second round the sseded players entered the tournament. With the exception of Stephen Bunting - who lost 4:6 to Joe Cullen - all progressed into the third round.
Today the tournament will be played to the end.
Schedule, Results Day 3
Statistics



10. September
European Darts Trophy
After the first round of the European Darts Trhphy from five Host Nation Qualifiers only Martin Schindler was still in the tournament, the other four were eliminated. Out of the four only Kevin Münch showed a good performance. Austrian Zoran Lerchbacher as well reached the second round. The best performance of the first day played Andy Smith, who defeated Robbie Green with 6:1.
Schedule, Results Day 2
Statistics First Round



9. September
European Darts Trophy
Today in Mülheim the European Darts Trophy, the eight event of the European Tour 2016, will begin.
In an afternoon- and an evening session the qualifiers will play against another.
By the Host Nation Qualifier, which took place last night in Mülheim, Martin Schindler, Kevin Müench, Justin Webers, Jyhan Artut and Max Hopp qualified for the tournament. As Daryl Gurney had to withdrew again due to his broken finger, five places were available by the HNQ.
Schedule, Results Day 1



7. September
Thorn Around the World

Adam "Thorn" Smiths time in Barcelona draws to an end. He feels quite melancholic saying good bye to his friends in the George Payne and his new roommate Boz...
The Payne in Spain



World Grand Prix

Only around two weeks before the Cut-Off Date for the World Grand Prix! At the moment the field of participants for the Double In Double Out tournament which will be played from 2. - 8. October in Dublin looks like this:
World Grand Prix 2016



5. September
Development Tour Wochenende
At the weekend another Development Tour weekend of the PDC with four events took place in Coventry.
Dean Reynolds won three of the events and now heads the ranking. The fourth event was won by Dimitri van den Berg - it was his first win this year.
Development Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and the Development Tour Order of Merit were updated after the International Darts Open in Riesa and the Development Tour weekend in Coventry.
PDC Rankings



4. September
Suljovic wins in Riesa
Austrian Mensur Suljovic showed in the deciding leg of the final of the International Darts Open less nerves then his opponent Kim Huybrechts,who missed seven matchdarts, and won his first European Tour title.
Suljovic reached the final with wins over Jelle Klaasen, Yordi Meeuwisse and James Wilson on the final day of the tournament, Huybrechts defeated Robbie Green, Dragutin Horvat and Benito van de Pas.
Schedule, Results
Report
Statistics



3. September
International Darts Open
Reigning champion Michael Smith didn't survive the second round - he lost 4:6 to James Wilson.From the seeded players Gerwyn Price, Stephen Bunting and Alan Norris are out of the tournament as well. One host national qualifier managed to progress to third round - Dragutin Horvat defeated Gerwyn Price 5:6.
Tomorrow the tournament will be played to the end.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



2. September
International Darts Open
Today in Riesa the International Darts Open - seventh event of the European Tour 2016 - wil begin. On the first day in an afternoon and an evening session the qualifiers will compete.
Last night in Riesa the Host Nation and the European Qualifier took place. As James Wade had withdrawn short notice in the Host Nation Qualifier five insted of four tournament places were available. Maik Langendorf, Rene Eidams, Dragutin Horvat, Max Hopp and Mike Holz were the qualifiers. The European Qualifier was dominated by the Dutch players - exceptions were Krzysztov Ratakjski from Poland and Austrian Michael Rasztovits.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics First Round



Van Gerwen has withdrawn for Riesa
Due to an ankle injury Michael van Gerwen had to withdrew last minute from the International Darts Open in Riesa. As it happened after the draw was made no other player can move up. So the winner of the first round match between Ryan Meikle and Michael Rasztovits will get a bye for the second round. Beside the schedule for tomorrow was changed: the match between Jelle Klaasen and the winner of the first round match Krzysztof Ratajski v Chris Dobey will not be played in the afternoon but in the evening.
Daryl Gurney had to withdrew as well due to a broken finger. Yordi Meeuwisse gets a bye as well.



European Darts Trophy
The European Qualifier for the European Darts Trophy - which will take place next weekend in Mülheim - was played as well last night in Riesa. Five of eight tournament places were taken by players from the Netherlands. With Zoran Lerchbacher again an Austrian player qualified and for the first time ever a player from Hungary - Janos Vegsö - qualified for a European Tour event.
The Host Nation Qualifier will be played next week Thursday in Mülheim.
Participants



1. September
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
This year's PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship will be played to the final on 16. October in Wigan while the final will take place during the Players Championship Finals on 27. November in Minehead.
14 of 16 international qualifiers already secured their place in the tournament - among them Australian Corey Cadby, who caused a sensation with his win over Phil Taylor during the Perth Darts Masters.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



Darts Performance Centre

The Darts Performance Centre as well addresses the topic "practice" in the Coaching Clinic and suggests some tools which really help to improve.
Improve your game!



30. August
Practice
Karl M. Hartmann aka Taechon gave practice a lot of thought. When he gets into contact with George Silberzahn's Flightschool he realises there is another way.
Practice - a third way



29. August
Van Gerwen wins Perth Darts Masters
With an 11:4 over Dave Chisnall Michael van Gerwen won the Perth Darts Masters. Despite not showing his best darts the Dutchman dominated both his semi-final against Peter Wright and the final against Dave Chisnall, who before defeated in the semi-finals Raymond van Barneveld with a brilliant performance 11:8.

Report, Statistics - Day 3



SDC Scandinavian Tour
Latvian Madars Razma won the fifth of this years SDC Tour events which took place in Gothenburg in Sweden. He defeated in the final Aaron Knox. Winner of the sixth event was Kim Viljanen who defeated Daniel Larsson in the final. By this win Viljanen secured himself the first of two spots for Scandinavian players in the PDC World Championship 2017.
Aaron Knox won the third event of the Youth Tour and has by this qualified for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship.
SDC Scandinavian Tour



Results...
Winners of the Russian Ufa Cup were Anton Kolesov and Marina Kononova. Winners of the Darts Australia DWA Grand Prix were Corey Cadby and Michelle Rodney. The Youth events won Alec McEvoy and McKenzie Maunsell-Namana.
The French Open were won by Geert de Vos from Belgium and Deta Hedman from England. The youth tile went to Dutchman Dylan van Beers.



27. August
Perth Darts Masters
Corey Cadby showed annother great performance on the second day of the Perth Darts Masters but lost nevertheless 2:10 against a brilliant Peter Wright. Beside Wright Michael van Gerwen, Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld reached the semifinals.
Today the tournament will be played to the end.

Report, Statistics - Day 2
Schedule, Results - Day 3



26. August
Perth Darts Masters
On the first day of the Perth Darts Masters young Australian Corey Cadby caused a big upset when he defeated reigning champion Phil Taylor in a from both excellent match. All other PDC Top players progressed into the next round though neither Peter Wright nor Michael van Gerwen had easy matches.
Today the quarterfinals will be played.

Report, Statistics - Day 1
Schedule, Results - Day 2



25. August
Perth Darts Masters
Today in Perth the last of this years PDC World tournament series begins, the Perth Darts Masters.
Beside the PDC Top players Koha Kokiri, Adam Rowe, Corey Cadby, Kim Lewis, David Platt, Rob Szabo, Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson take part. In the first round today the qualifiers pplay against the PDC Top players.
Schedule, Results - Day 1



Bulls Superleague Eastern
Bulls Superleague Eastern last weekend played the next tournament weekend as well.
Head of the table is now Rowby-John Rodriguez followed by Zoran Lerchbacher and Robert Marijanovic who have both 31 points. Mensur Suljovic didn't take part in the weekend.
Bulls Superleague Eastern



22. August
PDC World Championship 2017
Canadian Ross Snook won on Sunday the North American qualifier and will make his debut in Alexandra Palace in the first round of the PDC World Championship. He prevailed over players like John Part, Darin Young and Larry Butler. For Snook it certainly is the biggest success of his career though he had already several good placings in WDF tournaments in Canada and this year reached the final of the Las Vegas Open.
After Warren Parry Chris Snook is the second player who is already qualified for the PDC World Championship 2017.
PDC World Championship 2017



PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship

During the PDC Shootouts in Canada over the weekend the qualifier for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship took place as well. Chris Coulter qualified for Canada. Already qualified are among others Avery Bozetti for the USA and Fabian Herz and Martin Schindler for Germany.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



Superleague Germany
At the weekend the fourth tournament weekend of Bulls Super League Germany took place.
Andreas Demkanin had to withdraw due to an injury, Mario Curschmann for the second time didn't turn up on the sunday and is now eliminated. Dragutin Horvat won the most points and moved up to place four in the ranking while Stefan Stoyke still is in the lead.
Bulls Superleague Germany



Results...
Winners of the Hong Kong Open were Japanese Inoue Sayaka and Paolo Mebrida from the Philippines. The youth tournament won Pak Hin Ho from Hong Kong.
The Swedish Open were won by Lisa Ashton and Glen Durrant from England. The LDO Swedish Classic title went to Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands.



20. August
Taylor wins Sydney Darts Master
In a close final Phil Taylor defeated Michael van Gerwen with 11:9 and for the fourth time in a row won the Sydney Darts Masters title.
Before in two more one-sided semi-finals Taylor defeated Dave Chisnall 11:4 while van Gerwen won 11:6 against Peter Wright.
Report, Statistics - Day 3



Sydney Darts Masters

An impressive Phil Taylor defeated Gary Anderson in the quarterfinals with 10:2. He had an average of 112.41. As well in the semi-finals are Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright und Dave Chisnall.
Report, Statistics - Day 2



19. August
Sydney Darts Masters
Rhys Mathewson caused the biggest upset on the first day of the Sydney Darts Masters when he eliminated number 6 seed James Wade with a 6:5 comeback win from the tournament. As well already out of the tournament is Raymond van Barneveld who was defeated 6:1 by Kyle Anderson. The other six PDC Top players progressed into the next round.
Today the tournament continues with the quarterfinals.

Report, Statistics - Day 1
Schedule, Results - Day 2



18. August
The World

The third stage of this year's event was played in Taipei and won by Paul Lim who defeated in the final Japanese Mitsumasa Hoshino. The semi-finals reached Croatian Boris Krcmar and American Alex Reyes.
The World



Championship Darts Circuit

Last weekend the last two events of this year's American Championship Darts Circuit were played. Larry Butler won event 7 - his fourth win already this year. Event 8 was won by Chris White.
Championship Darts Circuit



17. August
Sydney Darts Masters
Tomorrow in Sydney the Sydney Darts Masters will begin - the next World Series of Darts tournament of the PDC.
Beside the eight PDC Top players Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson were invited to play in the event. The qualifiers are Cody Harris, Rob Szabo, David Platt, Harley Kemp, Corey Cadby and Rhys Mathewson.

Matches, Results
Tournament Information



Dartoid's World

Those people who know the site Dartoid's World will know Howies Reed's column as well. Now Howie Reed wrote and published a book and Dartoid checked it out.
Howie Reed is an Author!!!





16. August
Tournament Calendar 2017
The PDC announced the yet incomplete tournament calendar 2017. Together with the already known WDF/BDO and DDV dates the provisional calendar 2017 was compiled.
Provisional Tournament Calendar 2017



European Tour 2917

The European Tour 2017 was enlarged by an 11. Event. Some of the venues were dropped while some new ones were added. 2017 there will be no event in Austria.
European Tour



Pro Tour and Challenge Tour
Next year both the Pro Tour and the Challenge Tour were enlarged by another tournament weekend which means two respectively four more tournaments will take place.
Pro Tour
Challenge Tour



Results...
The single titles of the Antwerp Open won Dutchman Jimmy Hendriks and Lisa Ashton from England. The youth titles were won by Justin van Tergouw and Kyana Frauenfelder - both from the Netherlands.
Odkhuu Khundaganai and Erdenechimeg Dondov were the winners of the Mongolian Open. The youth title won Ankhbayar Bayarjavkhlan.
Cody Harris and Tina Osborne won the New Zealand Open The titles of the Pacific Masters won Adam Rowe and Lee-Anne Watkins.
Winners of the ADO USA Classic were Tom Sawyer and Paula Murphy. The youth events won Tyler Burnett, son of Scott Burnett, who once represented the USA in the PDC World Championship, and Kaylee Roy.



14. August
World Matchplay Gallery

Finally my World Matchplay Gallery is online.... Perhaps it will help to bridge the time till the next Major tournamen!!!
Gallery



Champions League
After the World Matchplay the eight participants of this new PDC tournament - which will be televised by the BBC - were known. Now the PDC announced the groups and the draw of the first group matches.
Schedule, Participants
Tournament Information



11. August
Grand Slam of Darts
The first four BDO participants in this year's Grand Slam of Darts were announced. Invited were the BDO World Champion 2016 and Grand Slam winner 2010, Scott Waites, the BDO World Championship 2016 runner-up, Canadian Jeff Smith, the winner of the World Masters 2015, Glen Durrant and the winner of the BDO Worlds Trophy, Darryl Fitton. The other four BDO players will come from the BDO Invitational Ranking. Cut-off date is the 30. September.
Schedule, Known Participants



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the Pro tour weekend in Barnsley.
PDC Rankings



8. August
Anderson and White win in Barnsley
Gray Anderson won on Saturday Players Championship 12, he defeated in the final Terry Jenkins with 6:5. In the semifinals stood James Wilson and Jonny Clayton.
On Sunday Ian White won Players Championship 13, it was already his third win on the Pro Tour this year. White defeated in the final Benito van de Pas. The semifinals again reached James Wilson and beside Joe Cullen.
Results



UK Qualifier ET 9 and 10
At the weekend in Barnsley the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 9 and 10 took place as well. Four players managed to qualify for both events: Brendan Dolan, Andy Boulton, Robbie Green and Scott Taylor.
European Darts Grand Prix
German Darts Championship



3. August
Pro Tour Weekend in Barnsley
On Friday in Barnsley another Pro Tour weekend will begin with the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 9 (in Sindelfingen) and 10 (in Hildesheim). On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 10 and 11 will follow.
Participants



1. August
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the European Darts Open.
PDC Rankings



31. July
Van Gerwen wins
With an in the end close 6:5 win against Peter Wright Michael van Gerwen got the European Darts Open title.
Before he had won on the last day of the tournament against Kyle Anderson, Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts while Wright reached the final with wins against Gerwyn Price, Mensur Suljovic and Stephen Bunting.

Schedule, Results
Statistics Finals Day



30. July
European Darts Open - Day 2
On the second day of the event yesterday round 1 winners will play against the Top 16 of the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit. From the German qualifiers - who all didn't convince in their matches - only Stefan Stoyke is still in the tournament. He will play in today's afternoon session against Stephen Bunting.

Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics Second Round



29. July
European Darts Open - Day 1
Today in Düeseldorf the European Darts Open begin, the sixth event of this year's European Tour.
The first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part. Last night by the Host Nation Qualifer Martin Schindler, Stefan Stoyke, Holger Rettig, Fabian Herz and Max Hopp qualified for the tournament.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics First Round



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



Michael van Gerwen defends Title
Due to a lot of missed doubles by Phil Taylor it was a rather one sided final which van Gerwen won in the end 18:10 and he defended his title.
In the semi-finals van Gerwen defeated Adrian Lewis, Taylor prevailed over Gary Anderson.
Results
Statistics Semifinals and Final



22. July
World Matchplay - Quarterfinals 2
The second quarterfinals evening was a rather thrilling evening. Phil Taylor had against Mervyn King once again problems to hit his doubles and King - though not playing as well - managed to use the chances. But in the end Taylor won 16:14. The second quarterfinal between Gary Anderson and Steve Beaton looked first like a one-sided affair for the Scotsman. But then Beaton turned up and managed to draw 12:12. After that he lost steam and Anderson won the match 16:13.
Results



Big Hands

Today on offer: a goalkeeper with especially big hands and the last four second round matches.
Big Hands




21. July
World Matchplay - Quarterfinals 1
Today in Blackpool the first two quarterfinals took place. The first match between Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis was in parts a very close match till the more convincing looking Lewis got into the lead. He won in the end 16:14. The secaond match between Michael van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall was first a very one sided affair. But Chisnall slowly found into the match but lost nevertheless against arfe not happy reigning champion with 9:16.
Results
Report, Statistics



World Matchplay - Fifth Day
On the fifth day of the World Matchplay the second round was played to the end. Mervyn King, Steve Beaton, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson progressed into the quarterfinals. Steve Beaton, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson showed the best performances. For Steve Beaton it is the first quarterfinal in a PDC Major since the Grand Slam 2010.
Results
Report, Statistics



20. July
Birthday Boys

This year two of the participants n the World Matchplay celebrated their birthday during the tournament: Robert Thornton and Robbie Green.
Birthday Boys



19. July
World Matchplay - Fourth Day
On the fourth day of the World Matchplay the first four second round matches were played. All the matches were a little bit one sided. Robert Thornton more or less couldn't cope at all against Dave Chisnall. The same happened to Kyle Anderson against Michael van Gerwen. A little better fared Ian White against Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price against Adrian Lewis but in the end they had no chance either. The best performance showed once again Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Report, Statistics



Upsing and Decline
Like with the small neighbouring town Poulton-the-Fyle upswing and decline of a darts player is an often discussed topic. On the third day of the World Matchplay we could watch two players looking to rise up.
Upswing and Decline



World Matchplay - Third Day
On the third day the first round was played to the end and we did see mostly close matches and two upsets. The first two seeded players Jelle Klaasen and Raymond van Barneveld lost and instead Steve Beaton and Brendan Dolan progressed deservedly into the second round. The third match was even closer and really thrilling.One of the reasons was that Phil Taylor again had problems to hit his doubles. In the end he won 10:8. In the final match Michael Smith won 10:6 against Simon Whitlock.
Results
Report, Statistics



18. July
WDF Europe Cup Youth
Winners of the single tournaments of the Europe Cup Youth were the Dutchman Justin van Tergouw and Beau Greaves from England. The boys pairs were won by the Dutch as well - van Tergouw/Verberk - as were the boys team competition. The girls pairs won the Hungarian pair Czipo/Neumajer. The overall winners of the boys were the Dutch boys, those of the girls the English.
In both overall rankings the German youth reached the second place. Christina Schulers was second in the singles event of the girls while Nico Schlund reached the semi-finals of the boys events.



Sinking

In the stormy Irish Sea before Blackpool many ships sank. Similar misfortune happened to some of the dart players on the second day of the World Matchplay...
Sinking



17. July
World Matchplay - Second Day, Evening
The evening session of the second World Matchplay day started with the till now biggest upset of the tournament - Mervyn King in a genial mood defeated James Wade who had a very slow in the match with 10:5. Adrian Lewis whom Mark Webster made sweat won his match in the end without problems. Gary Anderson showed why he is a two-times World Champion and hindered that Alan Norris found into the match at all. In the last match of the evening Peter Wright showed impressive darts and defeated Joe Cullen 10:5.
Results
Report, Statistics



World Matchplay - Second Day, Afternoon
The afternoon session of the second day started thrilling with two close matches between Stephen Bunting and Mensur Suljovic and Kim Huybrechts and Gerwyn Price. The first of the matches was even more highclass then the second one and both times in the end the seeded player lost 8:10 while Mensur Suljovic and Gerwyn Price progressed into next round. The other two matches didn't reach the same level - both were won by the seeded players Terry Jenkins and Ian White.
Results
Report, Statistics



Iceland is everywhere

This year again globaldarts is for a few days in Blackpool, to watch the World Matchplay live.
Here the first article!
Iceland is everywhere



16. July
World Matchplay - Day 1
Kyle Anderson was responsible for the only real surprise on the first evening of the World Matchplay. He defeated number 16 seat Vincent van der Voort clear with 10:4. In all other matches the seeded players prevailed. Michael van Gerwen whitewashed Jamie Caven. Robert Thornton won a close match against Josh Payne 10:7 and progressed for the first time into the second round of the tournament. As close was the last match of the evening between Dave Chisnall and Benito van de Pas, Chisnall was the winner.
Results
Report, Statistics



World Matchplay
Today in Blackpool the World Matchplay will begin with the first four matches of the first round which will be played till next Monday. Favourite to win is reigning champion Michael van Gerwen. But World Cahmpion Gary Anderson - who showed in great form during the World Series of Darts recently - should not be underestimated.
Preview



PDC World Championship 2017
The PDC today announced the dates of the PDC World Championship 2017 - it will be played from 15. December 2016 bis 2. January 2017.
From 20. July 10am annual subscriber of LIVEPDC.TV can buy tickets. Free sale will begin on 25. July at 10am.
PDC World Championship 2017



Interview with Huw Ware
With his not yet 23 years Welshman Huw Ware already begins his third sports career. As a youth he was a successful national player, before he in 2011 during the Winmau World Masters for the first time stood on stage as official BDO caller - with 19 as the youngest official caller ever. Till the BDO World Championship 2016 he stayed member of the team of BDO callers, than he had finished his studies. During the UK Open he had his first appearance as PDC Caller, but he'll work only unfrequently in this function as Huw's priority is now his career as sports journalist.
To the Interview



13. July
Results...
The Canadian Team won the WDF Americas Cup 2016, which took place in Barbados. All single titles went to Canadian players: Maria Mason won the women's title, John Norman won the men's title, Saul Arndt won the boys tournament and Taylor Probert the girls event.
Winners of the Serbian Abatin Open were Nandor Bezzeg and Verinika Ihasz, both from Hungary.
Warren Parry won the New Zealand Qualifier for the PDC World Championship 2017. For Parry it will already be his fourth PDC World Championship.
Larry Butler won the events 5 and 6 of the North American Championship Darts Circuits last weekend.



DDV Rankings
All rankings of the DDV were updated.
DDV Rankings



11. July
Schedule World Matchplay
The PDC published the exact schedule for the World Matchplay.
Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will play on the first day of the tournament, Saturday, 16. July, his first round match against Jamie Caven. Opening match of the tournament will be the match between Vincent van der Voort and Kyle Anderson. The first round will be played till Monday, 18. July. On the last evening of the first round Phil Taylor will open his challenge against Robbie Green.
Participants, Schedule



Bulls Superleague Germany
On 9. and 10. July the third weekend of Bulls Superleague Germany was played. Best player of the weekend was Dragutin Horvat, who won 13 of his 15 matches and moved up to fifth place in the ranking. Head of the table stays Stefan Stoyke.
Superleague Germany



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



7. July
Anderson wins in Tokyo
With a 8:6 defeat of Michael van Gerwen Gary Anderson won the Tokyo Darts Masters. Before Anderson had elimnated on the second day of the tournament Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis. Van Gerwen reached the final with wins over Dave Chisnall and James Wade, who eliminated Phil Taylor in the quarterfinals.
Results Second Day - Report



Draw World Matchplay
The PDC today published the draw for the first round of the World Matchplay which will be played from 16. - 24. July in Blackpool
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen was drawn against Jamie Caven while Phil Taylor - who won the tournament fifteen times - will meet Robbie Green in the first round. Green only managed to qualify last weekend for the tournament.
Participants, Draw First Round



6. July
Tokio Darts Masters - First Day
On the first day of the Tokio Darts Masters the PDC top players played against the Japanese qualifiers. As in the other World Series tournaments till now played this year all matches were won clearly by the PDC players.
Tomorrow the tournament will be played to the end. Reigning Champion Phil Taylor will now play in the quarterfinals against James Wade.
Results, Report, Statistics - First Round
Schedule Second Round



5. July
Tokio Darts Masters
The next of the World Series of Darts tournaments of the PDC will be the Tokyo Darts Masters which will begin tomorrow.
The PDC Top players will in the first round stand against the Japanese qualifiers Seigo Asada, Keita Ono, Tsuneki Zaha, Chikara Fujimori, Masumi Chino, Shintaro Inoue, Masahiro Hiraga und Haruki Muramatsu at the oche. Reigning champion Phil Taylor will play against Haruki Muramatsu.
Schedule First Round



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



4. July
World Matchplay
After the two Players Championships in Barnsley the field of participants for the World Matchplay now is complete. Robbie Green played himself on Sunday into the quarterfinals and so replaced Rowby-John Rodriguez, who reached the fourth round on Saturday, by the Pro Tour Order of Merit in the field of participants.
Participants, Schedule



Chisnall and White win in Barnsley
Dave Chisnall defeated on the final of the 10. Players Championships on Saturday Steve Beaton with 6:2. It was Chisnall's first win on the Pro Tour this year. The semifinals reached Kim Huybrechts and Andrew Gilding.
On Sunday Ian White could celebrate his second Pro tour win this year, he defeated in the final Joe Cullen. Beside Cristo Reyes Kim Huybrechts again stood in the semifinals.
Results



Results...
Winners of the BDO Gold Cup at the weekend in Manchester were Anastasia Dobromyslova and Glen Durrant. Glen Durrant won together with Allen Edwards the men's pairs as well, the ladies pairs were won by Deta Hedman and Clare Bywaters.
Winners of the Australian Central Coast Classic were Raymond Lane and Corrine Hammond.



European Tour Events 7 and 8
During the Pro Tour weekend the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 7 and 8 in Riesa and Muelheim took place as well. Nine players managed to qualify for both events: Daryl Gurney, Kyle Anderson, Devon Petersen, Jamie Caven, Ricky Evans, Robbie Green, Darren Webster und Steve West.

International Darts Open Riesa
European Darts Trophy Mülheim



30. June
Pro Tour Weekend in Barnsley
Tomorrow in Barnsley another Pro Tour weekend will begin with the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 7 (in Riesa) and 8 (in Muelheim). On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 10 and 11 will follow, the last two tournaments which will count for the World Matchplay in Blackpool.
Participants, Results



29. June
And another milestone birthday!!!

Today the threetimes Canadian Wolrd champion John Part celebrates his 50. Birthday. During the PDC World Cup this moth he proved that he didn't forgot how to play darts despite he's skidding down the rankings.
John Part is 50!!



28. June
PDC Challenge Tour
Last weekend four more events of the PDC Challenge Tour were played in Milton Keynes.
In the centre of interest to be sure stood Richie Burnett who for the first time after his ban took again part in a PDC tournament. On Saturday Matt Padgett and Rob Cross - who during the UK Open as amateur qualifier only lost under the last 32 against Michael van Gerwen - were the winners. On Sunday Richie Burnett was the winner of the third event. The fourth event was won by Kelvin Hart who defeated in the final German Rene Eidams.
PDC Challenge Tour



Results...
Corey Cadby won won two of the tournaments of the DPA Grand Prix weekend in Brisbane, Australia. The first tournament of the weekend was won by David Platt.
Winners of the New Zealand Masters were Mark McGrathe and Tina Osborne. The titles of the Candian Open went to Kiley Edmunds and Karrah Boutilier. Winners of the Austria Open in Vienna were German Robert Allenstein and Hungarian Veronika Ihasz. In the boy's tournament Rusty-Jake Rodriguez could celebrate the only Austrian win. The girl's title won Hungarian Bokor Borglarka.
The EDO Six Nations Cup - which this year was played in Sligo in the Republic of Ireland - was won by the ladies and the men's teams from England. In both events Wales was the runner up.



27. June
Van Gerwen wins in Shanghai
With a 8:5 win over James Wade Michael van Gerwen won the Shanghai Darts Masters.
All local qualifiers and the invited players had already been eliminated first round. Then van Gerwen on his way to the final first defeated his fellow country man Raymond van Barneveld and in the semi-finals Dave Chisnall. James Wade reached the final with wins over Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor.
Results and Statistics



24. June
Shanghai Darts Masters
Tomorrow the Shanghai Darts Masters will begin. Beside the invited players Paul Lim, Royden Lam and Scott Mackenzie Yuanjun Liu, Lihao Wen, Jianhua Shen, Yanlai Shi and Yunfei Jiang qualified for the tournament.
Tomorrow the first round will be played, in which the qualifiers will play against the PDC top players. On Sunday the tournament will be played to the end.
World Series of Darts



Additions Who is Who

The following players were added to the Who is Who: Cody Harris, Peter Machin, Keita Ono, Krzysztof Ratajski, Kim Viljanen and Marko Kantele.




22. June
Dartoids World

Dartoid and Stacy Bromberg travel on and this time reach Peru. Together with Terry Maness (and with a dartboard) they climbed the Machu Piccu and explored the ruins of the famous Inka site.
Bromberg and the 'Toid storm Machu Picchu!



20. June
JDC European Championship
By the German Qualifier for the JDC European Championship, which will take place on 17. and 18. September in Burnham-on-Sea, Nico Blum and Nico Schlund qualified for the event. By the qualifier for Dutch and Belgian players Dutch youngsters Wessel Nijmann, Colin Roelofs and Levy Frauenfelder and Belgian Erik Meyers got a place in the tournament. The Dutch players Justin van Tergouw and Maikel Verberk were invited to play the tournament. The Dutch and Belgian players will be sponsored by Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld and Kim Huybrechts.



The World
Winner of the second event of the World soft-darts series, which took place in La Rochelle in France, was American Alex Reyes, who defeated in the final fellow countryman Leonard Gates.
Among the participants were beside Americans and players from Asia a lot of European players.
The World



German Masters
Martin Schindler and Stefanie Zwitkowitsch von the titles of the German Masters in Kirchheim. The youth tournaments won Denis Schuler and Nicolas Dornbach. Winners of the team competitions were the women's team of the DVBB and the men's team of the BDV.
For the WDF World Cup Youth, which will take place from 13. - 17. July in Budapest in Hungary, Christina Schuler, Vanessa Neiz, Mark Heller, Kevin Troppmann, Aaron Rahlfs and Nico Schlund were nominated.



Results...
Winners of the England Open of the EDO were Deta Hedman and Glen Durrant. The youth titles won Beau Greaves and Alex Gurr. The ladies pairs won the pair Lorraine Winstanley/Anastasia Dobromyslova, the men's pairs were won by Darius Labanauskas/Madars Razma.
Deta Hedman won the England National Titel as well - it was her 100. ranking title. In the men's tournament Gary Robson prevailed.
By the German Qualifier of the PDC Europe for the PDC Youth World Championship Martin Schindler and Fabian Herz won a place among the 64 participants of the final.



19. June
Anderson Wins in Auckland
Gary Anderson won the title in Auchland as well - he defeated in the final last year's winner Adrian Lewis with 11:7. Before he won with the same result in the semifinals against Raymond van Barneveld and played with 111.37 the highest average of the tournament. Adrian Lewis prevailed in his semi-final 11:9 against James Wade.
The PDC players now will travel from Auckland to Shanghai where next weekend the first Shanghai Darts Masters will take place.
Results, Report, Statistics



18. June
Auckland Darts Masters - Day 2
Winners of the quarterfinals of the Auckland Darts Masters were Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade. All matches were highclass, six players had an averaged of over 100 and all in all 46 180s were thrown. Most thrilling was the match between Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor which Lewis managed to win 10:9.
Results, Report, Statistics



17. June
Auckland Darts Masters - Day 1
Today the Auckland Darts Masters begin, the second tournament of the World Series of Darts this year.
In the first round the qualifiers play against the PDC Top players. Reigning Champion Adrian Lewis will stand at the oche against debutant Stuart Leach. Cody Harris - who impressed during the PDC World Cup - will play against Raymond van Barneveld.
After the first round all qualifiers were already out of the tournament. Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor impressed with averages over 106.
Results, Report, Statistics



16. June
Dr. Eddie Norman on Winmau's 70. Anniversary
Dr. Eddie Norman, former darts wholesaler from Bristol who travels today as lector and darts ambassodor around the globe, congratulates Winmau and relates about his personal encounters with the people behind Winmau - and Nodor - for example with Harpo and his unforgettable red lorry.
Dr. Eddie Norman on Winmau's 70. Anniversary



14. Juni
Auckland Darts Masters
The field of participants of the Auckland Darts Masters, which will be played from 17. - 19. June , is complete. Beside the PDC Top players Michael van Gerwen, Gary, Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor, Peter Wright, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall the qualifiers Rob Szabo, Damon Heta, Ken Moir, Clinton Bridge, Bernie Smith and Stuart Leach will take part. Invited were Cody Harris and Warren Parry, who recently represented New Zealand in the PDC World Cup. The draw will take place on Thursday.
World Series of Darts



Results...
During the team competitions of the DDV in Hanau the DC Black Birds Kelheim won the DDV Cup. The DDV Vereinspokal was won by DC Krumme Finger Bochum. The HSV and Fortuna Düsseldorf promoted to the Bundesliga North, the SG SC Neunkirchen/DC Stones and the SC Dartteam Essenbach to Bundesliga Süd.
D.J.Sayre won the third and the fourth event of this year's CDC tournament series.



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



13. June
Taylor wins in Vienna
Phil Taylor defeated in the final of the Austrian Darts Open Michael Smith with 6:4 and got his second title within a week. Before Taylor won in a thrilling and close semi-final against Kyle Anderson who had eliminated in the quarterfinals Michael van Gerwen from the tournament. Michael Smith prevailed in the semi-finals over Terry Jenkins.

Results
Statistics
Report Finals Day



12. June
Austrian Darts Open - Finals Day
Today the Austrian Darts Open in Vienna will be played to the end. In the afternoon the third round will take place while tonight quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be played.
The third day of the tournament will be played withour local players, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Zoran Lerchbacher and seeded player Mensur Suljovic were all eliminated second round. Beside Suljovic seeded players Robert Thornton, Simon Whitlock and Gerwyn Price were elimnated in round two.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



11. June
Austrian Darts Open - Second Day
On the second day of the tournament in the second round the first round winners will play against the seeded players.
With Robwby-John Rodriguez and Zoran Lerchbacher two of the Austrian qualifiers are still in the tournament. The biggest upset of day 1 was the 6:3 win of Steve West over Mervyn King. West had an average of 101.75 - the highest of the first day.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



10. June
Austrian Darts Open
Today in Vienna the Austrian Darts Open begin, the fifth tournament of this year's European Tour In an afternoon- and an evening session the qualifiers will play the first round. By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Austrians Zoran Lerchbacher, Nico Mandl und Rowby-John and Roxy-James Rodriguez.
Participants, Schedule, Results



8. June
WINMAU Celebrates 70th Anniversary!
This year Winmau celebrates its 70th anniversary. Winmau first produced only dartboards but for many years already darts and dart equipment are part of the range as well. Beside the firm sponsers players, tournaments, Turniere the World Disability Darts Association, the Junior Darts Corporation, the Ladies Darts Organisation and the Webcam Darts Association. Winmau not only cooperates with the BDO but with many darts organisations around the world.
WINMAU Celebrates 70th Anniversary!



7. June
Thorn Around the World

Adam "Thorn" Smith still is in Barcelona and finds new friend with whom he jaunts to the Mediterranean... and he has a new roommate as well and shows him Barcelona and its highlights.
Seeing Double in Spain



Results...
The BDO International Open Singles won Nick Kenny and Lisa Ashton. The youth title went to Owen Maiden.
Winners of the Swiss Open were Dutchman Jeffrey Sparidaans and Deta Hedman from England. The youth tournament won Austrian Rusty-Jake Rodriguez. The titles of the New Zealand Canterbury Open won Gregg Moss and Sha Hohipa.



5. June
Team England defends Title
In a close and thrilling final the English Team Taylor/Lewis defeated Team Netherlands van Gerwen/van Barneveld with 3:2 and defended the title. Taylor won the first match against van Gerwen, Lewis afterwards lost to van Barneveld. Team Netherlands won the doubles 4:2 as well and looked on track to the title. But Taylor than won 4:1 against van Barneveld and Lewis and van Gerwen had to return to the oche. Van Gerwen appeared tired from the start, had a lot of double trouble and couldn't keep up with Lewis' scoring either. Lewis missed five matchdarts in the last leg but finally managed to hit the double 8 for the 4:1 win and the title. So the English Team secured his fourth World Cup title.
England reached the final with wins over Austria and Northern Ireland on the last day of the tournament while the Netherlands defeated Australia and Belgium which before had elimnated Scotland.
Results
Report Quarterfinals
Report Semi-Finals and Final



PDC World Cup - Day 3
Team Canada John Part and Ken MacNeil, were the only unseeded team which progressed in the quarterfinals. It defeated in the second round seeded Team Wales 2:1. The only seeded team which needed the double to progress was Team Australia. Simon Whitlock won his close match against young Dane Daniel Jensen 4:3 but Kyle Anderson lost to Per Laursen. Australia won the double 4:0. All other seeded teams progressed with 2:0 wins into the next round.
Today the tournament will be played to the end in an afternoon - and an evening session.
Results
Report Day 3



4. June
Happy Birthday, Martin Adams!

Today Martin Adams - still one of the best and most consistent players of the BDO - celebrates his 60. Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday!!!



PDC World Cup - Day 2 1
Reigning champion England won a very close match against a couragious Spanish Team Cristo Reyes/Antonio Alcinas with 5:4 and progressed into the second round.The other three seed Wales, Republic of Ireland and Austria are through to the next round as well and had far less problems. The upset of the second day probably was the clear win of Team Singapore with Paul Lim and Harith Lim over Team South Africa.
Today the second round will be played in an afternoon - and an evening session.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day 2



3. June
PDC World Cup - Day 1
The Australian Team Simon Whitlock/Kyle Anderson chimed really well and eliminated Team Germany Max Hopp/Jyhan Artut from the event. Beside Australia the other three seeded teams progressed as well. The match between seed Scotland and Team New Zealand was the best and most entertaining match of the evening. Beside New Zealand's debutant Cody Harris Norwegian Cor Dekker and the young Dane Daniel Jensen showed impressive debuts.
Results
Report and Statistics



European Qualifier - ET 5 und 6
On the day before the World Cup began in Frankfurt the European qualifiers for the European Tour Events 5 and 6 were played. For both tournaments Christian Kist, Jeffrey de Graaf and Dimitri van den Bergh qualified. No German player managed to qualify for ET 5 which will take place in Vienna. For ET 6 in Düsseldorf no Austrian player managed to qualify. But in Düsseldorf for the first time in an European Tour Event with Daniele Petri an Italian player will stand at the oche.
Austrian Darts Open
European Darts Open



2. June
PDC World Cup
Today in Frankfurt the PDC World Cup will begin. 32 Teams will fight for the title which last year Team England - Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis - won for the third time.
Today the first eight first round matches will be played. In the last match of the evening host nation Team Germany - Jyhan Artut, Max Hopp - will play against Team Australia - Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson. Before favourit Netherlands will play against Russia.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview



31. May
BDO World Trophy
Winners of the BDO World Trophy, which was played in the Lakeside Country Club, were Lisa Ashton and Darryl Fitton. Lisa Ashton, who had in the quarterfinals a 98.85 average, defeated in the final Deta Hedman with 7:4. Darryl Fitton won in the men's final with 13:9 against Australian Peter Machin. The highest men's average played Glen Durrant in the last 16 with 104.55. He nevertheless lost tha match 3:7 against Darius Labanauskas, whose 101.43 was not much lower.


30. May
DDV Bundesliga
The Black Birds Kehlheim won in the Bundesliga Endrunde of the German team championship. They defeated in the final Vegesack Bremen (with among others Tomas Seyler and Andree Welge).



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four more PDC Challenge Tour events were played and won by four different players. On Saturday Nick Fullwell und Adam Hunt were the winners; on Sunday Ryan Searle and Scott Taylor won their first PDC Events.
Rene Eidams was the only German participant, his best result the last 32 in event 3. Richie Burnett returned after his 18 month ban to the PDC Circuit.
PDC Challenge Tour, Ranking



Finnish Open/Finnland Masters
The singles titles of the Finnish Open won Tony Alamentalo and Vicky Pruim from Sweden. The Finnland Masters had with Dennis Nilsson and again Vicky Pruim winners from Sweden. The Fins could celebrate wins in the men's pairsand the boy's events: the men's pairs won Teuvo Haverinen/Asko Niskala, dthe titles in the boo'y events won Markku Kinnunen and Otto Kevälainen. The ladies pairs were won by Sweden as well: Kristina Oruim Kopi and Vicky Pruim secured the title.



27. May
Anderson wins Dubai Darts Masters
Gary Anderson won the Dubai Darts Masters with a 11:9 win over Michael van Gerwen after he had been already 4:7 down. Before Anderson had defeated Phil Taylor 11:7 in the semi-finals, van Gerwen prevailed against Dave Chisnall with the same result.
For Gary Anderson it was the first win in a World Series of Darts event.



Dubai Darts Masters - Day 1
On the first day of the Dubai Darts Masters Dave Chisnall and Phil Taylor defeated without problems Adrian Lewis and James Wade. Much closer were the matches between Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright, which was the best of the quarterfinals. Both Anderson and van Gerwen won in the end.
In the semi-finals Gary Anderson will play against Phil Taylor and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen against Dave Chisnall.
Report, Statistics



PDC Major Tournaments
The next both PDC Major Tournaments after the World Cup will be the World Matchplay and the World Grand Prix. Though there still is some time before the cut off dates you'll find here how the field of participants would look like at the moment:
World Matchplay
World Grand Prix



26. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC now published the detailed schedule for the World Cup.
The host nation team Germany will play on the first day of the tournament, the 2. June, the last match of the evening after the match between the Netherlands and Russia. Reigning Champion England will play on the second day the secondlast match against Spain before the match between Austria and Italy will end the first round and the evening.
Schedule



Dubai Darts Masters
Tomorrow in Dubai the Dubai Darts Masters - the first event of this year's PDC World Series of Darts and the only one in which only the top eight players will stand at the oche - will begin. In all other World Series events eight qualifiers will take part as well.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will meet Peter Wright in the quarterfinals, World Champion Gary Anderson will play against Raymond van Barneveld, Adrian Lewis against Dave Chisnall and Phil Taylor against James Wade.
World Series of Darts



Results...
Winners of the Winmau Polish Open were Deta Hedman and Darren Clifford from Northern Ireland. In the men's pairs event the Polish pair Krzysztof Ratajski/Krzysztof Kciuk prevailed, in the ladies event the English double Deta Hedman/Rachel Brooks. The youth tournaments were won by Dutch Gisbert van Malsem and Veerle Hamelink. Deta Hedman won the Police Masters ladies singles as well while the men's event was won by James Hurrel. Veerle Hamelink was the girls winner, Dennis Wunsch the boys winner.
On the American Championship Darts Circuit Leonard E. Gates and Larry Butler won the first two events.
In the Nordic Cup the overall winners were the men's Swedish team and the women's team from Norway. The singles titles won Swede Andreas Harryson and Berit Schouw from Denmark. In the pairs events the men's pair Christensen/Laursen from Denmark and the ladies pair Rekinen/Nikula from Finland won the titles. Winners of the teams contest were the men's B team from Sweden and the Swedish ladies team.
Winners of the Lithunia Open were Maret Liiri and Darius Labanauskas.



24. May
Practice
Often enough we don't feel motivated for practice... Karl Hartmann had this problem as well and in this article has a focus on how he coped with the problem.
Winning at Practice



23. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC now announced the seeds, the participants and the draw for the first round of the PDC World Cup which will be played from 2. - 5. June in Hamburg.
This year there'll be only eight seeded teams: England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Wales, Australia, Belgium and Austria. Reigning champion England will play against Spain in the first round.
Participants, Draw First Round



Price and van de Pas win in Coventry
Winners of the two Players Championships of the weekend were Gerwyn Price and Benito van de Pas. For both players it was the second won on this year's Pro Tour
Price defeated in the final of the 8. Players Championships on saturday Jamie Caven with 6:1. The semi-finals reached standen Ronnie Baxter and Dave Chisnall.
The 9. Players Championship on sunday was won by Benito van de Pas, who defeated Joe Cullen 6:0 in the final. In the semi-finals stood Steve Beaton and Darren Webster. In the second round Jeffrey de Zwaan threw a nine-darter.
Participants, Results



UK Qualifier European Tour 5 + 6
Last Friday the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour events 5 and 6 took place.
Most successfull was James Richardson, who not only was one of the players who qualified for both events but threw a nine-darter as well.
Beside Richardson Jamie Caven, Jonny Clayton, Wes Newton, Mark Frost, Kyle Anderson and Steve West qualified for both tournaments.
Participants European Tour Event 5
Participants European Tour Event 6



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



20. May
Pro Tour Weekend
This weekend in Coventry a PDC Pro Tour weekend takes place.
Today the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 5 and 6 in Vienna and Duesseldorf take place. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championship 8 and 9 will be played.
Participants, Results



19. May
Van Gerwen wins Premier League
There were no upsets in this year's Premier League Play-Offs and the results confirmed the final table.
Head of the table Michael van Gerwen had no problems at all in the first semi-final to beat fourth of the table Adrian Lewis and never was really challenged. Some more problems had the second of the table Phil Taylor against third of the table Gary Anderson in the second semi-final. In the end Taylor - who showed the better perfomance and was less nervous then Anderson - won the match.
As expected van Gerwen prevailed in the final againstTaylor though the statistics looked very similar for the majority of the match. But Taylor played not quite as strong as van Gerwen and beside made a few errors which the Dutchman promptly punished. So van Gerwen deservedly won his second Premier League title.
Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League
Tonight Premier League 2016 will end in the O2 Arena in London with the play-offs.
Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, reigning champion Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis will compete for the title. In the first semi-final Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis will stand at the oche. After that reigning champion Gary Anderson will play against Phil Taylor.
Schedule
Preview Play-Offs



17. Mai
Welsh Open
Winners of the single events of the Welsh Open at the weekend were Scott Mitchell and Deta Hedman, both from England. In the youth events we had with Cavan Philips a Welsh winner The girls tournament was won by Beau Greaves from England. In the men's pairs the American/Canadian pair Jim Widmayer/Jeff Smith prevailed, the ladies pairs were won by the Welsh/English pair Rhian Griffiths/Sue Edwards. The mixed doubles were won by Martin Atkins and Sue Cusick.



PDC Development Tour
At the weekend four more events of the PDC Development Tour took place in Wigan. Twice the 23 years old Ross Twell won, who already got one win during the tournament weekend in Muelheim. So now Twell heads the ranking followed by Dean Reynolds who after his win in Muehlheimt now at the weekend could celebrate his second win on the Development Tour. The fourth event was won by Aden Kirk.
Development Tour



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



16. May
Wade wins in Hamburg
James Wade won with a close 6:5 over Dave Chisnall for the first time since 2014 a tournament of the European Tour. Before he defeated in the semi-finals the till now this year dominating Michael van Gerwen. Chisnall prevailed in the semi-finals over Peter Wright.
German Max Hopp reached for the first time in his career the last eight, but there lost to Peter Wright. Beside Mensur Suljovic, Benito van de Pas and Jelle Klaasen stood in the quarterfinals.
Report Final
Tournament Statistics



13. May
European Darts Matchplay
Today in Hamburg the European Darts Matchplay will begin - the fourth tournament of the European Tour. Phil Taylor has withdrawn on short notice.
In an afternoon- and an evening session today the first round will be played, in which only qualifiers will stand at the oche. Tomoorow the second round will be played in which today's winners play against the seeded players. On Sunday the tournament will be played till the end.
Participants, Schedule, Results



European Darts Matchplay - Host Nation Qualifier
By the Host Nation Qualifier yesterday the German participants for the European Darts Matchplay could qualify. As Phil Taylor withdrew on short notice five places were on offer. Max Hopp, Jyhan Artut, Rene Eidams, Andree Welge and Maik Langendorf qualified.



12. May
Premier League - Fifteenth League Day
The final League Day of Premier League didn't change anything in the table. Phil Taylor lost 5:7 against Michael van Gerwen. So van Gerwen stayed head of the table. Peter Wright only managed a draw against Raymond van Barneveld while Adrian Lewis won 7:2 against Gary Anderson and due to this got the final play-off place. James Wade - who had no chance to qualify for the play-offs - defeated Robert Thornton 7:3 - a positive end to a not really great season for him.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the fifteenth and last league day Premier League for the first time travels to the continent, to Rotterdam.
Two of the matches of the evening will decide on the last free play-off place. Both Peter Wright as Adrian Lewis still have a chance to qualify. Beside the clash between Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor will take center stage - it's the battle for the first place in the table and the 25 000 pound bonus.
Schedule
Preview fifteenth League Day



11. May
Darts Performance Centre

This time the Coaching Clinic offers a fault finder which helps to find flaws in your technique and to eradicate them. So you can clear your way to improve your technique.
Coaching Clinic 40 - Get closer to Perfection




10. May
Results...
Winners of the Estonia Open were Peter Sajwani and Kaisa Rekinen.
The titles of the Cleveland Extravanganza won Tom Swyer and Paula Murphy. Winners of the Youth Tournaments were Cole Keen and Nicole Hedrick.
For the second time David Platt both tournaments of a DPA Australian Grand Prix weekends and now heads the table with a one point lead before Corey Cadby.By this Platt qualified for both the Sydney Darts Masters and the Perth Darts Masters of the PDC.



The World
At the weekend in Las Vegas in the USA the first event of this year's World tournament series was played. Winner was croatian Boris Krcmar who defeated in the final Park Hyun Chul from Korea. in den Halbfinalen standen die beiden Amerikaner Leonard Gates und Randy van Deursen.
The World



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



9. May
Van Gerwen defends title
Michael van Gerwen defended his Gibraltar Darts Trophy title. He defeated in the final of the tournament Dave Chisnall with 6:2. In the semi-finals stood Kim Huybrechts and Ian White.
Van Gerwen won already his third European Tour Event of the year though in the quarterfinals he had problems to overcome local hero Dyson Parody in a close match. It was the first time a player from Gibraltar reached the last eight of a European Tour events.



6. May
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today in Gibraltar the Gibraltar Darts Trophy will begin, the third event of the PDC European Tour 2016.
In an afternoon- and an evening session the qualifiers will play one another.
By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Antony Lopez, Dyson Parody, David Francis and George Federico.
Schedule, Results



5. May
Premier League - Fourteenth League Day
After his clear 7:1 win over James Wade Peter Wright still has a chance to qualify for the play-offs. As Adrian Lewis lost his match against Phil Taylor with 2:7 Wright sits with only one point arrear on the fourth place of the table. Gary Anderson won 7:1 against Robert Thornton and is the third player who qualified for the play-offs. Michael van Gerwen as Phil Taylor got a 7:2 win against gegen Raymond van Barneveld. So he still heads the table due to the better leg difference.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
League Day 14 - the penultimate league day - is played in Manchester.
Only four matches will be played and of course the focus is one the the qualification for the Play-Offs.
Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen already have qualified while Robert Thornton and Raymond van Barneveld no longer can qualify. But the four other players still all have a chance.

Schedule
Preview fourteenth League Day



4. May
Sports Psychology
What an effect have stress and anxiety on your performance? While stress can be negative and positive and positive stress even is performance - enhancing anxiety is always negative..
Stress, Anxiety and Energy



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



2. May
Results...
Deta Hedman celebrated at the weekend in Denmark two wins - she won both the Denmark Open and the Denmark Masters. In the men's tournaments Darius Labanauskas got the Denmark Open title while Glen Durrant won the Denmark Masters. The youth tournaments of the Denmark Masters won Iselin Hauen and Wessel Nijman.
Winners of the Murray Bridge Classic in Australia were Peter Machin and Corinne Hammond. the youth titles won Zaine Skelton and Elleesha Jarrett. New New Zealand North Island Masters champions are Craig Caldwell and Sha Hohipa.



Payne and Price win in Barnsley
The sixth Players Championship of the year was won by Josh Payne who defeated in a close final James Wade with 6:5. The semi-finals on Saturday reached Vincent van der Voort and Steve Brown. On Sunday with Gerwyn Price again player won who till now hadn't won a PDC title. He defeated in the final Peter Wright with 6:3. In the semi-finals on Sunday stood Dave Chisnall - who had thrown a nine-darter on Saturday - and Benito van de Pas. On Sunday as well there was a nine-darter - this time it was Devon Peterson who threw the perfect leg.
Results



29. April
PDC Pro Tour Weekend
On Saturday and Sunday in Barnsley the Players Championships 6 and 7 will take place.
Only half of the Premier League participants will stand at the oche in: Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen didn't register for the weekend.
Participants



28. April
Premier League - Thirteenth League Day
While Phil Taylor conceded against Peter Wright his second defeat of the season, Michael van Gerwen won 7:1 against James Wade and thanks to the better leg difference now heads the league table. Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis won their matches as well. The all Scottish battle between Wright and Anderson ended in a draw.

Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
League Day 13 is played in Birmingham.
On the third from last league day again five matches will be played.
This time reigning champion Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will have to play twice. Peter Wright will open the evening against Phil Taylor. After that Gary Anderson will play against Raymond van Barneveld. The match between Anderson and Wright will conclude the evening.

Schedule
Preview thirteenth League Day



26. April
Flight and Schaft Experiment-Pack

The Darts Performance Centre brought a new upgraded Experiment-Pack with different flights and shafts on the market. Together with the instruction manual it is an appropriate to find your "ideal" set-up.
The ultimate Flight and Schaft Experiment-Pack - Two Reviews



25. April
Developement Tour
At the weekend the PDC Development Tour stopped off with four events in Mülheim in Germany.
So it was quite gratifying German Max Hopp won the first tournament and reached beside twice the quarterfinals. The other winners of the weekend were Ross Twell, Kenny Neyens and Dean Reynolds. Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez played a good weekend as well - he twice reached the semifinals and once the final and now thanks to his achievments heads the Development Tour Order of Merit.
Development Tour



European Qualifier European Tour 3 + 4
Last Friday in Mülheim in Germany the European Qualifier for the events 3 and 4 of the European Tour were played. Rowby-John Rodriguez and Cristo Reyes managed to qualify for both the Gibraltar Darts Trophy and the European Darts Matchplay in Hamburg. Max Hopp was the only German player who qualified for the tournament in Gibraltar.
The two host nation qualifiers will both take place on site on the days before the tournaments will begin.
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
European Darts Matchplay



22. April
Interview with Martin Adams
Martin Adams is one of the best known and most successful BDO players and never made a secret he's no fan of the PDC. But this interview deals not really with the long-known controversy but with the darts player Martin Adams who for many years - he'll celebrate his 60. Birthday on 4. June - impressed and still impresses with his consistent performances.
To the Interview



21. April
Premier League - Twelfth League Day
While Michael van Gerwen tonight won his two matches Adrian Lewis, who had to play twice as well, lost twice and slid down on the fourth place in the table behind Gary Anderson who got a draw against James Wade.Thanks to his 7:2 win over Robert Thornton Phil Taylor stays two point in advance of van Gerwen head of the table Punkten and secured himself a place in the play-offs.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



PDC World Cup 2016

The PDC announced the first eleven teams which will take part in the World Cup. All in all again 32 teams will take part in the tournament which will take place in Frankfurt from 2. - 5. June. For the first time a team from Greece will stand at the oche as well.
Schedule, Participants



20. April
Premier League
The twelfth league day of Premier League will be played in Bournemouth.
Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis will play both two matches. Van Gerwen will open the evening against Peter Wright. In the following match Adrian Lewis will play against Raymond van Barneveld. Then Gary Anderson and James Wade will meet - both still fight for a place in the play-offs. In the next match between Phil Taylor and Robert Thornton a win by Taylor will make sure he is in the play-offs. In the last match of the night van Gerwen and Lewis will meet.
Schedule
Preview twelfth League Day



18. April
Thorn Around the World

Adam "Thorn" Smith is still in Barcelona and passes his days with sightseeing and playing darts. He meets old aquaintances and finds new friends. The Spanish beer is quite to his taste as well...
Estrella Adam



German Open and German Masters
Most successful player of the DDV weekend was Aileen de Graaf from the Netherlands who won both the German Masters and the German Open. In the men's tournaments Danny Noppert won the German Open title while Wesley Harms won the German Masters.
The only German win Christina Schuler could celebrate - she won the German Open girl's event defeating Kyana Frauenfelder in the final, the boys event was won by Justin van Tergouw.



Bulls Super League Germany
At the weekend the second tournament weekend of Bulls Super League Germany was played. As Ricardo Pietreczko had to cancel for a second time he was eliminated from the Super League. He was replaced by Martin Schindler who played a great weekend and secured himself 12 points. Only two wins more had head of the table Stefan Stoyke. In the second place of the table sits now Andreas Demkanin.
Bulls Super League Germany



16. April



Martin Fitzmaurice deceased
Martin Fitzmaurice the legendary MC and caller of the BDO died on 14. April 2016 aged 75.
Fitzmaurice worked from 1985 - 2913 as caller, chalker, MC and referee. Around 1980 Bobby George had employed him for his exhibition and when during the Winmau World Masters 1985 the regular caller was taken ill Bobby George convinced the BDO to use Fitzmaurice as replacement. From the Embassy World championship 1986 he worked for some years as a chalker but laterwas caller and referee. He was the referee on stage during the first World Championship nine-darter thrown by Paul Lim in 1990.
For many years Fitzmaurice was one of the best known faces of the BDO. He was always loyal and never thought highly of the PDC. He always was on especially friendly terms with Trina Gulliver and Martin Adams. In April 2013 he resigned after some racist comments and jokes of him during a tournament had been streamed lived and he was replaced by Richard Ashdown.

His introduction ""Are you ready? Ladies and Gentlemen... Let's play darts!!! " will never be forgotten.



14. April
Premier League - Eleventh League Day
On an entertaining evening Adrian Lewis set the highlight and threw a nine-darter before he won his match against James Wade. Robert Thornton and Raymond van Barneveld both only won one of their matches and at least Thornton has no longer a chance to reach the play-offs. The match between the number 1 and the number 2 of the World was the best match of the evening and ended in a draw. Phil Taylor won against van Barneveld and now heads the table leading with four points in front of van Gerwen.
Results, Table



Premier League
For the eleventh league day Premier League travels to Belfast.
In Belfast again five matches will be played. This time Robert Thornton and Raymond van Barneveld will have to play two matches each. Both will meet in the last match of the evening. Thornton will open the evening against Peter Wright while van Barneveld will play his first match against Phil Taylor. Beside James Wade and Adrian Lewis will play against each other and Michael van Gerwen will play against Gary Anderson.
Schedule, Results
Preview eleventh League Day



13. April
BDO/WDF Rankings
All BDO/WDF Rankings are now actualised.
BDO/WDF Rankings



PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the Pro Tour Weekend.
PDC Rankings



11. April
DDV Four Nations Tournament
Winners of the team competitions of the Four Nations Tournament were in the ladies event, the men's event and the boy's event the Dutch teams. Only the girl's event was won by the German hosts. The German men's team ended behind the Dutch team and the Belgian team on third place, the German ladies team and the German boy's team reached the second place of the team rankings.
In the singles tournaments on Sunday all winners came from the Netherlands. Danny Noppert won the men's tournament, he threw during the tournament a nine-darter. The ladies winner was Vanessa Zuidema, who defeated in the final German Stefanie Zwitkowitsch. The boy's tournament was won by MMaikel Verberk, the girl's tournament by Kyana Frauenfelder.



PDC Pro Tour Weekend
In the third Players Championship of the weekend Michael van Gerwen again reached the final, but was white washed by Ian White. The semi-finals reached Robbie Green and Dave Chisnall.
In the fifth Players Championship Jyhan Artut and Rowby-John Rodriguez managed to reach third round.
Results



Results...
At the British Internationals, in which England, Wales and Scotland took part, the English ladies, the English boys and the English girls won their tournaments. Only in the men's event Team Wales was the winner. Players of the tournament were Lorraine Winstanley and Glen Durrant.
In the ADO Worldmasters National Finals Sandy Hudson, Lisa Ayers, Larry Butler, Willard Bruguier III., Elliot Milk and Jim Widmayer secured a place in the Winmau World Masters, which will be played in November in London.
Corey Cadby and Dave Marland got wins on the DPA Australien Circuit. For Cadby it was already the fifth win and he heads the ranking. He's a good chance in the end to qualify PDC World Championship 2017 zu. On the russian EADC Pro Tour the second weekend was played and the winners were Anton Kolesov and Boris Koltsov. Here as well the aim is to qualify for the PDC World Championship 2016.
On the new Chinese Circuit which consists of ten events Dawei Zhang was the first winner. The first three tournaments decide about participation in the PDC World Cup of Darts, events 4 - 7 help to qualify for the Shanghai Darts Masters and the last three events count for qualification for the PDC World Championship 2017.



9. April
PDC Pro Tour Weekend
The first two Players Championships of the weekend had both the same final: Michael van Gerwen v Benito van de Pas. But van Gerwen only won the first final on Friday; today Benito van de Pas celebrated his first win on the Pro Tour.
In the semi-finals on Friday stood Robbie Green and Alan Norris, today it were Gary Anderson and Gerwyn Price.
Yesterday both Adrian Lewis and Alan Norris threw a nine-darter.
Results



8. April
PDC Pro Tour Weekend

Today in Barnsley a Pro Tour weekend will begin during which the Players Championships 3, 4 and 5 will be played.
With the exception of Raymond van Barneveld all Premier League players registered for the weekend.
Participants



7. April
Premier League - Tenth League Day
Phil Taylor won in Sheffield both against Gary Anderson and against James Wade and now heads the Premier League table with a three points lead before Michael van Gerwen who after three draws on the last three league days defeated Robert Thornton with 7:5. Beside James Wade prevailed against Raymond van Barneveld and the match between Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis ended in a slightly laborius draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The tenth league day takes place in Sheffield.
Tonight again five matches will be played. As after the elimination of Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith only eight players are still taking part in Premier League Phil Taylor and James Wade will have to play twice. Taylor will try to defend his lead in the table while Wade fights for a place under the top four.
Schedule
Preview Tenth League Day




5. April
Dartoids World
Dartoid travels to Alaska to have together with Stacy Bromberg a view on the Northern Lights. Before he makes a quick side-trip to visit the Golden Heart Dart Association in North Pole and play some darts. Of course he didn't forget to bring a dartboard and some darts for the adventure...
Darts under the Northern Lights



DDV News
The DDV will from now on work together with Winmau and no longer with Bull's. So now Winmau will be the official supplier of the DDV and all important DDV tournaments will be streamed for free on Winmau TV. Many tournaments and the Bundesliga will bear the partner name.
On 9. and 10. April in Kirchheim in Germany the Four Nation Tournament will take place in which the national teams of Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany will take part.



4. April
Superleague Eastern
Over the last weekend the first tournament weekend of Bull's Superleague Eastern took place. Mensur Suljovic caused a sensation in his match against Roxy-James Rodriguez when he threw a nine-darter with 170, 170, 161. Suljovic afterwards lost the match with 3:6.
After the first weekend Rowby-John Rodriguez heads the table followed by Mensur Suljovic and Roxy-James Rodriguez.
Superleague Eastern



Premier League
The PDC now published the schedule for the last six league days.
On the next four league days always five matches will be played which means that on each day two players have to play twice. On the last two league days there will be only two matches - even on the last league day before the play-offs when Premier League travels to Holland.
Schedule



April, April!
Of course the by Patrick Chaplin described new EU regulation doesn't exist - luckily ! Nevertheless the article was so convincing numerous readers reacted with indignation...



1. April
Dr. Patrick Chaplins Corner

A new EU regulation intends to bring the sport of darts in line with other target sports. That could be the end of the sport of darts as we know it today. Dr. Patrick Chaplin reports.
"Crazy"



31.March
Premier League - Ninth Spieltag
As Robert Thornton as well as Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall lost their matches in the end the one point advantage the Scot had secured last week towards his rivals in the battle against elimination was determining - Thornton stays in the league, Smith and Chisnall were eliminated.
The only player out of the top three at the table who won his match today was Phil Taylor, who now heads the table with a one point lead ahead van Gerwen and Anderson.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the ninth league day Premier League travels for the Judgement Night to Cardiff.
Three players will battle tonight in Cardiff against elimnation: Robert Thornton, Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith. Thornton managed last week to win three points out of his two matches and now has a slight advantage over his two rivals, he will play in Cardiff against Adrian Lewis. Michael Smith will play against Phil Taylor, Dave Chisnall against Peter Wright.
Schedule, Results
Preview Ninth League Day




PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated after the German Darts Masters. Beside the European Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit are included now in the rankings.
PDC Rankings



30. March
Results...
Winners of the Belgian Top of Waregam were Madars Razma from Latvia and Anastasia Dobromylslova from Russia. Winners of the youth tournaments were Dutchman Levy Frauenfelder and Belgian Tamara van der Meirsch. The Masters of Wregam were won by Dutchman Danny Noppert and Deta Hedman from England. The youth titles went to Justin van Tergouw and Kyana Frauenfelder -both from the Netherlands.
The Australian Victorian Easter Open were won by Harley Kemp and Natalie Carter. Winners of the Youth events were Colby Dodge und Kassandra Lee. Winners of the Greater Vancouver Open were Shwan Burt and Kim Bellay-Rouseale. The Gibraltar Open titles went to Englishman Ian Jopling and Mercedes de los Santor from Spain. The boy's tournament won Spaniard David Todriguez.



Development Tour
At the Easter weekend the first four events of the Development Tour 2016 were played. With Callum Loose, Steve Lennon, Josh Payne and Adam Hunt they had four different winners. In two of the events Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez reached the final.
Development Tour



Michael van Gerwen defends title

With a 6:4 win over Peter Wright Michael van Gerwen defended his German Darts Masters title. In the semi-finals stood Michael Smith and Joe Cullen, who before in the quarterfinals had demolished World Champion Gary Anderson 6:0.

Report Final
Tournament Statistics



27. March
German Darts Masters - Second Day
On the second day of the German Darts Masters many of the seeded players were elimnated from the tournament. Among them was Mensur Suljovic, who after a 4:1 lead lost with 4:6 against James Wilson. As well eliminated was the last German participant Rene Eidams, who was defeated 3:6 by Michael van Gerwen. The best perfomances of the second day showed Gary Anderson and Jelle Klaasen.
Today the tournament will be played to the end. In the afternoon session the third round will be played, tonight quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final will follow.
Results



26. March
German Darts Masters - First Day
After the first day of the German Darts Masters of the four German qualifiers Tomas Seyler, Rene Eidams, Fabian Herz and Marko Puls only Rene Eidams is still in the tournament. He defeated Peter Hudson 6:1 and will tomorrow as during the PDC World Championship play against Michael van Gerwen.
On the first day of the tournament there were no upsets and many only average matches. Kevin Painter showed with an 101.7 average the best performance.
Tomorrow the second round will be played in which today's winners will meet the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
Results



25. March
German Darts Masters
Tomorrow in Munic the German Darts Masters, the second event of the European Tour 2016, will begin.
The PDC now announced the draw for the first and second round of the tournament. The German participants qualified by the Host Nation Qualifier are not yet known.
Participants, Schedule



24. March
Premier League - Eighth League Day
By a win over Michael Smith and a draw out of the match against Michael van Gerwen Robert Thornton now has a slight advantage in the battle against elimination. He's now with four points eighth in the table - one point befor Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall who both have three points. At the head of the table we now have three players with 12 points - Gary Anderson won his sixth match while van Gerwen and Taylor both got one point out of their draws.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
The eighth league day of Premier League will be played today in Liverpool.
As Judgement Night now is quite near to be sure in the focus of the next two league days will be the fight against elimination. So today Robert Thornton will be in the limelight who has to play twice - he'll open the evening with his match against Michael Smith, who sits in front of him in the second last place in the table, and he will end his evening against head of the table Michael van Gerwen. Beside Raymond van Barneveld will play against Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor will play against Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall, who has as Michael Smith only three points till now, will try against Gary Anderson not to be drawn further into the battle against elimination. James Wade today is free of play.
Schedule
Preview Eighth League Day




23. March
Darts Performance Centre

One again the Coaching Clinic has a practice game on offer - a power scoring game! But the main topic is: back to the basics, something beneficial even for experienced players .
Coaching Clinic - Back to the Basics



Bulls Superleague Eastern
By the qualifier Austrians Hannes Schnier and Armin Glanzer, Hungarian Gabor Takacs and Mitja Habjan from Slovenia qualified for the Bulls Super League Eastern. Now the field of participants is complete. The first tournament weekend will be played on 2./3. April.
Superleague Eastern



21. March
Scandinavian Tour
The SDC Scandinavian Tour played its second tournament weekend in Kopenhagen in Denmark - the Events 3 and 4 and the second Youth Tour Event.
The third event on Saturday was won by Swede Daniel Larsson, the youth tournament won Daniel Jensen from Denmark. On Sunday for the second time this year Finn Kim Viljanen was the winner who now heads the ranking.
Scandinavian Tour



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend the first four tournaments of this year's PDC Challenge Tour took place. On Saturday Chris Quantock and Barry Lynn were the winners, on Sunday Ritchie Edhouse and Bryan de Hoog won.
After the weekend Barry Lynn heads the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Challenge Tour



Results
Steffi Zwitkowitsch and Olaf Tupuschis are the winners of this year's DDV Sylt Open.
Winner of the Hal Masters was Lisa Ahston, the men's tournament won Belgian Geert de Vos. Justin de Tergouw and Kyana Frauenfelder won the youth events. Lisa Ashton won the HAl Open title as well while Darius Labanauskas won the men's title. Maikel Verbek os the boys champion and again Kyana Frauenfelder won the girls' tournament.
Winners of the Torremolinos Festival of Darts were Paula Jacklin from England and Gary Tipping from North Ireland. The women's pairs won Paula Jacklin/Anneke Kuijten, the men's title went to Carl Dennel/John Roberts.
New Trakai Castle Cup Champions in Lithunia are Lithunian Kornelija Lusaite and Este Meelis Aule. The Australian West Coast Classics won Kim Kelly and Koha Kokiri, the youth titles went to Erin Dawson and Bobby Mckeig.
Winners of the Winmau Iceland Open were Elin Mortensen from Denmark and und Swede Göran Eiksson. The Canadian Halifax Open winner were Jeff Smith and Patricia Farrell.



18. March
UK Open Gallery
Finally it is online, the UK Open gallery, which consists again of three parts - one for each tournament day!
Gallery Day 1
Gallery Day 2
Gallery Day 3



17. March
Premier League - Seventh League Day
On the seventh league day of Premier League reigning champion Gary Anderson delighted his home crowd in Glasgow with two wins and by this he - with now ten points - moved up to the third place in the table just behind Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor. Thanks to a great fightback by Taylor - who had been 1:5 down - the match between Taylor and van Gerwen ended in a draw and both players now have 11 points. In the fourth place sits James Wade who tonight won his match against Adrian Lewis. As Anderson Wade has now 10 points.
Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the seventh League Day Premier League travels for the second time this season to Scottland.
Gary Anderson will have to play twice tonight in front of his home crowd in Glasgow. First he has to make good for his match against Adrian Lewis which he missed on first league day due to illness. Then he'll stand a second time at the oche against Peter Wright. Michael Smith has the day off. Beside Anderson the match between the two players on top of the league table, Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor, will be in the center of attention.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview seventh League Day




14. March
PDC Ranking
The Order of Merit and the Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated after the two Players Championships at the weekend.
PDC Ranking



Pro Tour
The first two Players Championships this years which were played at the weekend in Barsley were won by Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting. Peter Wright prevailed over Adrian Lewis while Stephen Bunting defeated Michael van Gerwen who had before in the quarterfinals had thrown a nine-darter. On Saturday Joe Cullen and Gary Anderson reached the semi-finals, on Sunday Kyle Anderson and Peter Wright.
Results



European Tour
Last Friday the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4 took playce in in Barnsley. Five players managed to qualifiy for both tournaments: Daryl Gurney, Alan Norris, John Henderson, Joe Murnan and Kevin Painter. Phil Taylor too part in the qualifiers and qualified for European Tour Event 4 in Hamburg. Stuart Kellett threw a nine-darter.


Gibraltar Darts Masters
European Darts Matchplay



11. March
PDC Pro Tour Weekend in Barnsley
Today in Barnsley a PDC Pro Tour weekend begins with the UK Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4, the Gibraltar Darts Masters and the European Darts Matchplay, which will be played in Hamburg.
Das Pro Tour Wochenende continues on Saturday and Sunday with the first two Players Championships of the year.
This time Phil Taylor will take part in the UK Qualifiers!
Participants, results



Premier League - Sixth League Day
On the sixth high class league day of Premier League most matches were rather one sided, but seven of the players averaged over 100. As Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor both won against Dave Chisnall and Robert Thornton respectively they both still head the table followed by Adrian Lewis and James Wade. Michael Smith and Robert Thornton are still in danger of elimination - both couldn't win a point today.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics




10. March
Premier League
Tonight the sixth League Day of Premier League will be played in Nottingham.
For the first time on TV Michael Smith and his mentor World Championship Gary Anderson will meet. The two players heading the league table, Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor will play against Dave Chisnall and Robert Thornton, Raymond van Barneveld will play against James Wade and Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis will meet at the oche.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview sixth League Day




9. March
World Series of Darts 2016
The PDC published the dates and the PDC participants in this year's World Series of Darts. This year a tournament in China was added. The following PDC top players will take part in all the events: Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor, Peter Wright, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall.
World Series of Darts



PDC Ranking
By the UK Open there were some changes in the PDC Order of Merit; it was now updated.
PDC Ranking



8. March
Where the crowd...

In the last UK Open article beside the darts the Minehead crowd is the main topic. And you can find some kind of conclusion.
Where the crowd plays beach ball



6. March
Van Gerwen defends title
In a one sided final Michael van Gerwen defended his UK Open title with a 11:4 win against Peter Wright. Wright almost threw a nine-darter in the last leg of the match. Before Peter Wright defeated in the semi-finals Jelle Klaasen with 10:5. Michael van Gerwen was a 10:6 winner over Phil Taylor in his semi-final.
Results
Report



UK Open - Quarterfinals
In the quarterfinals the UK Open dream of amateur qualifier Barry Lynn ended with a 6:10 defeat against Michael van Gerwen zu Ende. Other quarterfinals winners were Jelle Klaasen, Phil Taylor and Peter Wright. In the semi-finals tonight Jelle Klaasen will play against Peter Wright and Phil Taylor against Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Report Quarterfinals



Lost... and found
The second article deals of course with the darts on day two of the UK Open and with the exciting hightlights! Beside I have a look at disappeared and again appearing dart players.
Lost... and found



5. March
UK Open - Second Day
The second day of the UK Open had several high lights. While amateur qualifier Rob Cross was eliminated by Michael van Gerwen and Michael van Gerwen threw a nine-darter in the match, at the same time on the second stage amateur qualifier Barry Lynn defeated world champion Gary Anderson. And the UK Open dream debut for Barry Lynn is not yet over - he survived the fifth round as well and will play tomorrow in the quarter finals against Michael van Gerwen. Beside Lynn and van Gerwen Peter Wright, Joe Cullen, Phil Taylor, Mark Webster, Jelle Klaasen and Kyle Anderson reached the quarter finals.
Results, Draw Quarterfinals
Report Day 2



Perhaps Kevin Painter...
This year again Global Darts is live at the UK Open and and will accompany the tournament with some articles. The first article deals almost solely with darts and there were a lot of darts on the first day of the UK Open!
Perhaps Kevin Painter should have eaten something else for breakfast...



4. March
UK Open - First Day
After the first day of the UK Open with Rob Cross and Barry Lynn only two of the amateur qualifiers are still in the tournament.The two were drawn to play against Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson in fourth round. Some of the top players were eliminated on the first day among them James Wade, who lost 2:9 against Mensur Suljovic and Steve Beaton who lost to Peter Wright. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen had no problems against Ryan Harrington and progressed with a 9:2 win into fourth round.
Results Draw Round 4
Report Day 1



UK Open
Today in Minehead the UK Open will begin. It is rather cold this year, last night we had a lot of wind and rain.
Today in Minehead rounds 1 - 3 will be played, in round three the Top 32 of the UK Open Order of Merit will enter the tournament, among them the reigning champion Michael van Gerwen.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview UK Open



3. March
Premier League - Fifth League Day
The spirited league day in Exeter rattled the Premier League table. Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor now head - after their clear wins - with 8 eight points each the table. Michael Smith could celebrate his first win and he now is two points ahead of Robert Thornton who is last in the table. Other winners of the evening were James Wade and Gary Anderson.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
Premier League will be played in Exeter on the fifth League Day. The top four of the table will clash as will Scotsmen Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton. Michael Smith will get another chance against Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall and James Wade will try to collect points not to get involved in the battle against elimination.
Participants, Schedule
Preview Fifth League Day



29. February
Optimum Stress Levels
Each person reacts differently to stress - for an optimum performance one should reach an optimum stress level - it doesn't work wothout stress. So to find your optimum stress level is one of the requirements to tap the full potential.
Optimum Stress Levels



Bulls Super League Germany
This weekend Bulls Superleague Germany played its first tournament weekend. Ricardo Pietreczko had to withdraw due to illness.
Kevin Münch and Stefan Stoyke both got twelve wins and head the table followed by Andreas Demkanin and Daniel Zygla with eleven wins each.
Super League Germany



25. February
Premier League - Fourth League Day
Athough all Scottish players got points in Aberdeen the highlight of the evening was the world record average of 123.49 by Michael van Gerwen in his 7:1 win over Michael Smith. Phil Taylor impressed as well with an 115.25 average and defeated Dave Chisnall, who averaged over 100 too, with 7:5. Adrian Lewis defeated in the first high class match of the evening James Wade, who had several matchdarts but couldn't hit the winning double. Gary Anderson returned to form and prevailed against Raymond van Barneveld and Peter Wright and Robert Thornton had to be contend with a draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
On the fourth league day Premier League arrives in Aberdeen. Of course the Scottish players Peter Wright, Robert Thornton and Gary Anderson will be in the limelight tonight.
Head of the table Peter Wright will play his fellow country man Robert Thornton, who still is on the hunt for his first point. World Champion Gary Anderson - as well till now without a point - will play against Raymond van Barneveld, who sits on the third place of the table.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview Fourth League Day



24. February
Additions Who is Who

This time some more callers/referees were added. New in the Who is Who: Kirk Bevins, Anthony Dundas, Nick Rolls, Marco Meijer and Huw Ware.




22. February
UK Open
As all participants in the UK Open are known the PDC today published the draw for the first and the second round of the tournament. In the first and second round the amateur qualifiers and the players ranked 85 - 35 in the UK Open Order of Merit will take part. The Top 32 will enter the tournament in rounds three before which - as before all following round of the tournament - a new draw will take place.
As usually the first rounds will be played at eight boards. Four first round matches and four second round matches will be played on each board during the first session of the tournament.
The tournament will be opened on the main stage by the match between Wes Newton and Mark Cox. Among the players in rounds 1 and two one can find other well known names like Brendan Dolan, Kevin Painter and Jamie Caven.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Round



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



DDV Tournament Weekend
At the weekend the Internationalen Deutschen Meisterschaften and the Donnersberg-Cup of the DDV took place.
Most successful player was Martin Schindler who won both the Internationalen Deutschen Meisterschaften and the Donnersberg Cup. The women's event of the Meisterschaften won Irina Armstrong who defeated in the final Stefanie Zwitkowitsch. Zwitkowitsch went on and won on Sunday the final of the Donnersberg-Cup against Anne Willkomm.The Youth events of the Meisterschaften were won by Nico Schlund und Christina Schuler.



UK Open - Amateur Qualifiers
At the weekend the last Riley's amateur qualifiers for the UK Open were played. Among the qualifiers is beside others Alex Roy who after many years in the PDC now is back on the BDO Circuit. Roy already took part several times in the UK Open and played himself 2005 and 2006 into the quarterfinals. Beside Roy Steve Maish qualified who as well played many years on the PDC Circuit - for him it will be his 12. UK Open.
Participants



Van Gerwen wins again on Sunday

Michael van Gerwen won the 6. UK Open Qualifier on Sunday with a 6:2 win against Steve Beaton. So the reigning champion will enter the tournament as the number 1 seed as well. The semi-finals on Sunday reached Ian White and Mark Webster.
Results



BDO/WDF Rankings
The Rankings of the BDO and the WDF were actualised.
BDO/WDF Rankings



21. February
Van Gerwen wins on Saturday

Michael van Gerwen won on Saturday already his second UK Open Qualifier. He defeated in the final Welshman Gerwyn Price. In the semi-finals stood Mensur Suljovic and Phil Taylor.
Results



20. February
Anderson wins UK Open Qualifier 4
Gary Anderson won this weekends first qualifier and secured himself a place in the UK Open in Minehead. Anderson defeated in the final James Wade with 6:1. The semi-finals reached Benito van de Pas and Terry Jenkins. By this Wade, van de Pas and Jenikins qualified for the UK Open as well.
Results



19. February
UK Open Qualifiers
This weekend in Wigan the last three qualifiers for the UK Open will be played. The UK Open will take place at the beginning of March in Minehead. All PDC Tour Card holders and the Associate Members can take part. Associate Members are those players who took part in Qualifying School but couldn't win a Tour Card. So the number of participants in the qualifiers is very high.
Participants



18. February
Premier League - Third League Day
On the third league day of Premier League Peter Wright got his third win and now heads the league table before Adrian Lewis who lost today to Michael van Gerwen but thanks to his better leg difference could defend his second place against Raymond van Barneveld, Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor. Michael Smith today drew with Dave Chisnall and won his first point. Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton both lost their second matches and at the moment are with zero points at the foot of the table.
Results, Table
Report and Statistics



Premier League
On the third League Day Premier League travels to Dublin. All players will be there and the schedule hadn't to be changed this time.
Adrian Lewis, at the moment unbeaten head of the table, will play against Michael van Gerwen who won the Dutch Darts Masters at the weekend. Similar exciting could be the match between Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson - Taylor impressed with a strong performamce last week while Anderson was not yet back at his best.
Schedule
Preview Third Evening



Results...
Winners of the singles competitions of the Scottish Open were Dutchman Danny Noppert and Lorraine Winstanley from England. The men's pairs were won by pair Glen Durrant/Martin C. Atkins, the women's pairs by Claire Brookin/Anne-Marie Swindells.
Winners of the national Finish championship were Ulf Ceder and Kaisu Rekinen.



17. February
Darts Performance Centre
Topic of the Coaching Clinicis a topic not often discussed despite it belongs to your throwing technic as well - the passing of your darts from the non throwing hand to your throwing hand.
Coaching Clinic 37 - Passing your darts



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and der Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated after the Dutch Darts Masters.
PDC Rankings



14. February
Van Gerwen wins Dutch Darts Masters
Michael van Gerwen for a third times won the Dutch Darts Masters - he defeated in the final Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney with 6:2. Van Gerwen is a deserved champion who won all his matches in a convincing fashion. Daryl Gurney for the first time reached the final of a PDC ranking tournament. He played himself with wins over Brendan Dolan, Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis and Mensur Suljovic into the final and showed impressive performances.
The semi-finals reached Mensur Suljovic and Mervyn King.
Results
Report Final
Tournament Statistics



13. February
Dutch Darts Masters - Day 2
On the second day of the Dutch Darts Masters the seeded players entered the tournament. Four of them were elimnated on the spot: Brendan Dolan, Ian White, Kim Huybrechts and Gary Anderson. The match winners showed a wide range of performances which streched from Mensur Suljovic's 81.77 average in the weakest match of the day to over 100 averages by Simon Whitlock, Mervyn King, Benito van de Pas, Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright.
Benito van de Pas almost hit a nine-darter in his 6:2 win over Mark Webster.
Results



12. Februar
Dutch Darts Masters - Day 1
The first day of the Dutch Darts Masters was a day without real upsets. Might be a small surprise was that Ryan Harrington lost to Dave Pallett who was so impressive during the PDC World Championship. In most matches the favourites won. As Robert Thornton is still ill and had to withdrew from the tournament his second round opponent Ritchie Edhouse progressed directly into the third round. Jamie Lewis and Stephen Bunting both "whitewashed" their opponents and will now play tomorrow against Justin Pipe and Peter Wright.
Results



Dutch Darts Masters
Today in Venray the Dutch Darts Masters begin - the first event of the European Tour 2016.
As always on the first day of the tournament only the qualifiers will stand at the oche. Tomorrow today's winners will play against the seeded players. On all three days of the tournament there will be an afternoon- and an evening session.
The tournament will be streamed live.
Participants, Schedule, Streams
Tournament Information




Interview with Larry Butler
He is by now 58 years of age, but nevertheless beside Darin Young the best American dart player and international the most successful. Butler plays mainly ADO/WDF/BDO tournaments, but took part several times as part of Team USA in the PDC World Cup and last year qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts. Even more impressive was last year his appearance in the Winmau World Masters where he reached the final.
I talked to him during the Grand Slam.
To the Interview



11. February
Premier League - Second League Day
With his second win in a row Adrian Lewis now heads the table - against Dave Chisnall he again showed a great performance. As well impressive played Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor who won against Gary Anderson and James Wade. In his first match of the evening James Wade defated Michael Smith. The match between Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld was a rather strange match. The Dutchman scored much better than Wright who seemed to be not yet really used to his new darts. But today van Barneveld had some problems with his doubles and Wright won in the end despite his much lower average with 7:5.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League
Tonight the second evening of the Premier League will be played in Newcastle and again one of the players will miss it due to a chest infection - Robert Thornton.
This time the coin throw decided James Wade will have to play twice - the first match against Michael Smith and the last match of the evening against Phil Taylor.
Participants, Schedule
Preview second evening



9. February
Champions League of Darts
The PDC today announced a new tournament which will take place for the first time from 24. - 25. September 2016 - the Champions League of Darts. The Top Acht of the Order of Merit after the World Matchplay in July will first play in two Round Robin groups. It will be Knockout from the semi-finals on.
The real special of the tournament is that it will be telvised by BBC Sport - the broadcaster which till now only televised the BDO tournaments. BBC Sport is not as Sky Sport a private pay TV broadcaster but terestral TV which can be watched free by everybody.
The originally for this weekend played planned Players Championship weekend will now be played from 21. - 23. September.



Adam "Thorn" Smith - from France to Spain

Adam "Thorn" Smith finally arrived in Spain, better: in Barcelona, and after a first sightseeing walk he begins to search for dart bars...
Dart Barcelona



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and der UK Open Order of Merit were udated after the first three UK Open Qualifiers.
PDC Rankings



8. February
Van Gerwen and Taylor win in Wigan
Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor won the UK Open Qualifiers 2 and 3 at the weekend in Wigan.
Michael van Gerwen defeated in the final on Saturday Alan Norris with 6:4. The semi-finals reached Simon Whitlock and Jamie Lewis. On Sunday Phil Taylor defeated Michael van Gerwen with 6:2. in the semi-finals stood Mark Webster and Benito van de Pas. For Phil Taylor it was the first win in a ranked tournament since May 2015. For Taylor and van Gerwen it was a really successful weekend - both two times reached the final and both won it once.
Results



5. February
Lewis wins first Qualifier
As last year Adrian Lewis this year again won the first qualifier for the UK Open. He defeated in the final Phil Taylor with 6:2. The semi-finals reached Peter Wright and John Henderson. With Raymond van Barneveld and Michael Smith two more Premier League participants reached the quarterfinals. In the third round Mark Dudbridge threw a nine-darter..
Results



UK Open Qualifiers
This weekend in Wigan the first three qualifiers for the UK Open will be played. The UK Open will take place at the beginning of March in Minehead. All PDC Tour Card holders and the Associate Members can take part. Associate Members are those players who took part in Qualifying School but couldn't win a Tour Card. So the number of participants in the qualifiers is very high.
Participants



4. Februar
Premier League - First League Day
On the first day of Premier League several participants played under par and only Raymond van Barneveld, Dave Chisnall, Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis showed convincing performances, but admittedly their opponents Phil Taylor, Robert Thornton and Michael Smith never put them at any risk. Especially Robert Thornton had a pitch-black day, Taylor again had problems with his doubles and Michael Smith in his debut was somehow overwhelmed with two matches on the Premier League stage. Michael van Gerwen lost in an appealing match to James Wade - he just couldn't hit is doubles after the third leg.
Results, Table
Report and Statistics



!!!Premier League!!!
Due to a viral upper respiratory tract infection Gary Anderson had to withdraw from tonights Premier League. So Michael Smith will play two matches tonight - first match against Peter Wright and the last match of the evening against Adrian Lewis.
Participants, Schedule, Results



Darts Performance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre has a view at the today starting Premier League Season and tries to predict the favourites to win the tournament. Beside there are some betting recommendations.
Preview first evening



3. February
Premier League
Tomorrow Premier League will begin with the first league day in Leeds. Reigning champion Gary Anderson will meet Adrian Lewis, Masters Champion Michael van Gerwen will play against James Wade, Peter Wright against Michael Smith, Robert Thornton against Dave Chisnall and the reinvigorated Phil Taylor against his old rival Raymond van Barneveld.
New for the Premier League this year - the table leader will be rewarded with a 25 000 pound bonus. Beside this the price money hasn't changed.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Preview



UK Open
At the weekend 11 more amateur players qualified for the UK Open. Beside several debutants some better known players qualified like Paul Whitworth, who will take part for the nineth time, Daniel Day, who played from 2013 - 2015 on the PDC Circuit mitspielte or Jason Hogg, who reached 2013 and 2014 the last 64 of the tournament and who took part in the PDC World Championship 2015 as winner of the PDPA qualifier.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



1. February
Scandinavian Circuit

The first two events of the Scandianvian Circuit were won by Per Laursen and Kim Viljanen. The first youth event of the new Scandinavian Circuit Youth Tour was won by Aaron Knox from Finland.
Scandinavian Circuit



Results...
Winners of the single events of the Dutch Open were Martin Adams and Lisa Ashton. The men's pairs won Mark McGeeney/Jimmy Hendriks, the ladies pairs Sharon Prince/Aileen de Graaf. The youth winners were Maikel Verberk, Proscilla Steenbergen and Gian van Veen.
Winners of the Romanian International Open were Rachel Brooks and Fabian Roosenbrand. The Romania Classic won Jamie Hughes and Anette Tillbon. The Quebec Open titles won Dawson Murschell and Cindy Hayhurst. Las Vegas Open winners were Benny Dersch and Paula Murphy.



DDV Weekend in Kirchheim

At the weekend in Kirchheim the Kirchheim Open and the Kirchheim Classic of the DDV took place. There were three double winners: Daniel Zygla, Irina Armstrong and Christina Schuler won both the Open and the Classic. Only the boy's tournaments had two different winners - Nico Ziemann won the Kirchheim Open and Nico Schlund the Kirchheim Classic.



31. January
Van Gerwen defends Title
With a 11:6 win over Dave Chisnall in the final a brilliant Michael van Gerwen defended his Masters title.
Before van Gerwen had defeated Phil Taylor in a close match with 11:10 in which Taylor missed seven match darts. Dave Chisnall had prevailed in his semi-final 11:6 over James Wade.
Report, Statistics, Final



29. January
Dutch Open
Today the Dutch Open will begin - a tournament with a very high number of participants. In the men's tournament 2834 players and in the ladies tournament 326 players will stand at the oche among them BDO World Champions Trina Gulliver and Scott Waites.
All information - including draw and results - one can find here: Dutch Open



The Masters
Tomorrow in Milton Keynes The Masters will begin - the first Major of the PDC this year. In this tournament the Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit take part.
Michael van Gerwen won the tournament last year and he will begin his challenge on Saturday evening against Stephen Bunting. World Champion Gary Anderson will play his first match against Vincent van der Voort whom he defeated 4:0 during the World Championship.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Tournament Information



SDC Circuit
The Scandinavian Circuit will play at the weekend the first two events of the year in Tusula in Finland. This year the Scandinavian Circuit is complemented by a Youth Tour which consists of three tournaments which will played on the Saturdays of the Circuit. The first tournament will be played this Saturday in Tusula.
Scandinavian Circuit



28. January
Dutch Darts Masters
The PDC now announced the draw and the schedule of the Dutch Darts Masters. The first event of this year's European Tour will take place from 12. - 14. February in Venray in the Netherlands.
Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will play in his first match either against Dimitri van den Bergh or John Henderson. Last year's runner-up Justin Pipe will play either against German Andree Welge or Welshman Jamie Lewis.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



27. January
UK Open
The UK Open cast their shadow before and some of the Riley's Amateur Qualifiers already took place. By those Paul Hogan, Dean Stewart, Mark Cox, Jason Mold and Mark Jodrill qualified for the tournament. Hogan, Mold and Jodrill will take part for the third time. For Stewart and Cox it will be the senventh UK Open.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



26. January
Dartoid's World

Dartoid travels to Italy to meet with some scientists he is friends with.
But of course he uses the chance to play darts as well.
Darts in Paciano, Italy



25. January
European Tour 2016
At the weekend in Venray the European qualifiers for the first two events of the European Tour 2016 and the Host Nation Qualifier for the first event in Venray were played. Three players managed to qualify for both events: Dimitri van den Bergh, John Michael and Jermaine Wattimena. By the Nation Qualifier Dirk van Duijvenbode, Remco van Eijden, Jermaine Wattimena and Jan Dekker für die Dutch Darts Championship, the first tournament which will take place from 12. - 14. February in Venray. Raymond van Barneveld failed to qualify for the tournaments.
Dutch Darts Championship
German Darts Masters



Bulls Super League Germany
On Sunday the qualifier for the Bulls Super League Germany took place. Four places were on offer and Nico Kurz, Mario Curschmann, Frank Kortendieck and Manfred Bilderl qualified. Four places were on offer as Max Hopp announced he will not take part this year but concentrate on playing the PDC Pro Tour.
Bulls Superleague Germany



22. January
PDC Awards
Yesterday in The Dorchester in London the PDC Awards Dinner took place. For the first time the "Player of the Year" award" had with Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson two joint winners. The PDPA Players' Player of the Year award was won by Michael van Gerwen who as well got the award as Best Pro Tour player 2015. The fans of the PDC choose Gary Anderson as their "Player of the Year". Best young player of the year was Michael Smith, best newcomer Alan Norris and Robert Thornton's achievement in the final of the World Grand Prix was "best Televised Performance of the Year".



21. January
Darts Performance Centre
Not all dart players like to play doubles or pairs. One of the reasons is that it is more difficult to get not distracted till it's your turn to throw. The Darts Performance Centre has some advice how to keep up focus and concentration.
This month we look how you can stay focused whilst playing pairs!



18. January
UK Qualifiers European Tour 1 + 2
After the Qualifying School in Wigan the UK Qualifiers for the Dutch Darts Championship in Venray and the German Darts Masters in Munic were played, the first two Events of the European Tour this year. Daryl Gurney, Stephen Bunting, Devon Petersen, Kevin Psinter and James Richardson, who just had regained in Qualifying School his Tour Card, qualified for both events. Jamie Caven threw in the first qualifier an unconvetionell nine darter with scores of 171, 180 and 150 which he ended with tripel 20, bullseye and double 20.
Dutch Darts Championship
German Darts Masters



Tournament Calendar 2016
The Tournament Calendar for 2016 was amended and updated.
Tournament Calendar




PDC Qualifying School
On the last day of Qualifying School Ryan Palmer, Ross Smith, Yordi Meeuwisse and Vincent Kamphuis won a Tour Card. Beside by the Qualifying School Ranking additional 14 Tour Cards were allocated to: Mark Walsh, John Michael, Dick van Dijck, Harry Robinson. Mark Barille, Matt Clark, Terry Temple, Darron Brown, Dennis Smith, Mick McGowan, Simon Preston, Matthew Dennant, Robert Owen and Ron Meulenkamp.
Results, QS Ranking



15. January
PDC Qualifying School
Tour Card winners on the third day of Qualifying School were Jeffrey de Graaf, Tony Newell, Brian Woods and Ray Campbell.
Jeffrey de Graaf switches from the BDO to the PDC, Newell and Woods regained their Tour Cards which they lost at the end of 2015. Ray Campbell already took part in Qualifying School 2015 and played last year the PDC Challenge Tour.
Results



14. January
PDC Qualifying School
On the second day of Qualifying School James Richardson, Ted Evetts, Ryan Meikle and Jonathan Worsley won a Tour Card.
Richardson regained his Tour Card, Evetts and Meikle already played on the Development Tour. Jonathan Worsley played for some years as a PDPA Associate Member and once qualified for the UK Open.
Results



13. January
PDC Qualifying School
On the first day of Qualifying School John Bowles, Simon Stevenson, Andy Parsons and Ricky Williams won a Tour Card. Bowles and Parsons just loft their Tour Cards at the end of 2015, but regained them today. Simon Stevenson and Ricky Williams for the first time won a Tour Card.
Ross Smith threw on the first day of Qualifiying School a nine-darter but was eliminated under the last 16 by Andy Parsons.
Results



12. January
PDC Qualifying School
Tomorrow in Wigan in England this year's PDC Qualifying School will begin for which 400 players have registered.Among them players who lost their tour card last year like Mark Dudbridge and Steve Brown, some international players and some participants in the last PDC World Championship like John Michael and Thanawat Gaweenuntawong. Some German speaking players registered as well for example Tomas Seyler, Rene Eidams and Zoran Lerchbacher.
Participants



10. January
BDO World Championship - Day 9
On the 9. and last day of the BDO World Championship the men's final was played, which was not really high class and rather one-sided - Scott Waites won 7:1 against Canadian Jeff Smith, who couldn't keep up the performance of his other matches in the tournament. For Waites it is after 2013 the second title.




9. January
BDO World Championships - Day 8
Trina Gulliver won her 10. World Championship title - she defeated Deta Hedman with 3:2 and her clinical finishing was the determining factor.
In the semi-finals Scott Waites got a clear 6:1 win over Jamie Hughes,who just couldn't keep up. The second semi-final between Canadian Jeff Smith and Dutchman Ricard Veenstra on the other side was a very close and thrilling match, which was decided in the tiebreak in favour of Smith who won the necessary two legs lead and even almost threw a nine-darts in the last leg.
So tomorrow in the final Scott Waites and Jeff Smith will meet.
Results
Report and Statistics



BDO World Championships - Day 7
Today in Lakeside the women's semi-finals and the quarterfinals of the men were played.
Deta Hedman and Trina Gulliver won against Ann-Luise Peters and Aileen de Graaf and will meet tomorrow afternoon in the final. In the quarterfinals of the men there were two more upsets - both the number 1 of the men Glen Durrant as the reigning champion Scott Mitchell lost their matches and were elimnated from the tournament. Scott Waites meanwhile again with a comeback win prevented elimation and progressed into the semi-finals, where he will play against Jamie Hughes. In the second semi-final Canadian Kanadier Jeff Smith will play againt the Dutch debutant Richard Veenstra.
Results
Report and Statistics



8. January
Premier League
The PDC today announced the detailed schedule for the matchdays of the Premier League till Judgement Night.
On the first matchday, the 4. February, Peter Wright will play against Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen against James Wade, Phil Taylor against Raymond van Barneveld, Reigning Champion Gary Anderson as in the World Championship Final against Adrian Lewis and Robert Thornton against Dave Chisnall.
Schedule



7. January
BDO World Championships - Day 6
In Lakeside today the quarterfinals of the women and the last three second round matches of the men were played.
In the women's tournament Trina Gulliver provided the next big upset - she threw reigning champion Lisa Ashton - who couldn't hit her doubles - out of the tournament and will now play against Aileen de Graaf in the semi-finals. In the second ladies semi-final Ann-Louise Peters and Deta Hedman, who showed the most convincing performance today, will meet.
In the men's second round matches reigning champion Scott Mitchell won in a Sudden Death leg against Mark McGeeney, Richard Veenstra a little bit surprising 4:0 over Martin Atkins and Scott Waites recovered from a 0:3 deficit against Geert de Vos to win the match 4:3.
Results
Report and Statistics



6. January
BDO Worldchampionship - Day 5
Today in Lakeside the last first round match of the women and five second round matches of the men were played.
In the women's tournament Lorraine Winstanley won with the till now best women's average of over 84 2:0 against Rachel Brooks. Most of the men's matches were quite one sided and Glen Durrant,Dennis Harbour, Jamie Hughes and Jeff Smith, whom Brian Dawson couldn't stop either, progressed with clear wins into the quarterfinals. Only Wesley Harms had some problems against young Welshman Jim Williams but won in the end 4:3.
Results



BDO World Championships - Day 5
The Masters
The PDC today announced the participants and the schedule of the Unibet Masters which will take place on 30. and 31. January in Milton Keynes.
Last year Michael van Gerwen won the tournament. He will begin his title defence against Stephen Bunting while World Champion Weltmeister Gary Anderson will play his first match against Vincent van der Voort.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Qualifying Scool
The PDC Qualifying School will take place from 13. - 16. January in Wigan. It is still possible to register for it by the PDPA Homepage. How the list of participants looks at the moment you can find here:
Participants



PDC World Championship - Competition
The winner of our PDC World Championship - Competition is Patrick Holli! Congratulations!!! And many thanks to all who took part. It was not really easy this year...



5. January
PDC World Championship - Gallery

Finally - the PDC World Championship Gallery is online!!!
Gallery



BDO World Championship - Day 4
Canadian Jeff Smith, who already caused an upset last year because he played himself into the semi-finals, caused an even bigger upset this year as he eliminated number 2 seed Martin Adams from the tournament. Other men's winners today were Wesley Harms, who urgently should work on his doubles, Geert de Vosm Madars Raszma, Mark McGeeney and Brian Dawson. The men's first round is now complete.
In the women's tournament as expected Zoe Jones and Deta Hedman prevailed.
Results
Report and Statistics



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated.
PDC Rankings



4. January
BDO World Championships - Day 3
On the third day of the BDO World Championships one women's match, the last preliminary round match of the men and five men's first round matches were played.
The preliminary round match was won by the former Lakeside champion John Walton with the best average of the day - just over 90. The women's match was won by Aileen de Graaf who showed a solid performance. The first round matches of the men all were far from outstanding. Smaller upsets were the elimination of Pip Blackwell by Martin Atkins and the two tiebreak wins by Richard Veenstra and Larry Butler against Jeffrey de Grraf and Richard de Vreede.
Results
Bericht und Statistik



3. January
Gary Anderson defends title
Gary Anderson defended his title in a high class and quite balanced final against Adrian Lewis.
Till the 3:3 none of the players managed to pull clear but then Anderson won two sets in a row and was 5:3 in the lead. Lewis several times over the next sets reduced the arrears to one set but never managed to draw. In the end Anderson won with 7:5. In the second last leg Anderson threw a brillant 170 finish bevor he sealed his win like last year with a double 12.
Report and Statistics



BDO World Championship - Day 2
On the second day of the BDO World Championship again an afternoon- and an evening-session were played. In the men's preliminray round matches Swede Peter Saijwani, Greece Kostas Pantelidis, Japanese Segio Asada and Ted Hankey prevailed. In the two first round matches of the men Scott Mitchell and Scott Waites were the winners and progressed with over 90 averages in the second round.
In the women's tournament another upset happened. While ninetimes World Champion Trina Gulliver with some problems progressed into the next round with Fallon Sherrock again one of the favourits was eliminated from the tournament, she lost 1:2 to Ann-Louise Peters.
Bericht und Statistik



Premier League 2016
The participants in the Premier League were announced by the PDC. By the PDC Order of Merit the Top 4 Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor qualified. The wildcards went to Peter Wright, James Wade, Robert Thornton, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall.
Participants, Schedule



The People's Palace

The last PDC World Championship article takes a closer look at the venue - the Alexandra Palace - as well known as People's Palace - and its park. Today it looks total different than in the 1870sth - the time the Palace was built.
The People's Palace



PDC World Championship - Semifinals
Both semi-finals of the PDC world championship were quite one sided affairs.
Raymond van Barneveld couldn't repeat his quarterfinals performance and lost 3:6 to a strong Adrian Lewis. In the second semi-final displayed Gary Anderson the fireworks and topped it off with a nine-darter. Jelle Klaasen played a good match but was not able to keep up. He lost with 0:6.
In the final Adrian Lewis will play against reigning champion Gary Anderson.
Report and Statistics



BDO World Championship Competition
This year again we want to offer on Global Darts a BDO World Championship competition as well. 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 6. January.
Competition



BDO World Championships - Day 1
While Lisa Ashton had no problem to win against Paula Jacklin Anastasia Dobromyslova lost unexpected to Anca Zijlstra. In the men's tournament were some upsets as well - with Darryl Fitton and Tony O'Shea two of the well-known faces of the BDO are already out of the tournament. The best average of the first day played Canadian Jeff Smith in his preliminary round match against Dutchman Matthew Medhurst.
Report and Statistics



2. January
BDO World Championships - Day 1
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the two BDO World Championships will begin.
An afternoon- and an evening-session will be played each with one women's first round match, one men's preliminary round match and two men's first round matches. In the women's tournament reigning champion Lisa Ashton will stand during the afternoon-session against Paula Jacklin at the oche. The number1 of the men, Glen Durrant, will play against Dean Reynolds the last match of the evening-session.
Participants, Schedule, Results



PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals
The two quarterfinal sessions were very similar. Both started with a very close match characterized by a comeback and the second match both times was rather one sided.
In the afternoon Jelle Klaasen defeated Alan Norris with 5:4. Norris had first dominated the match then Klaasen had a strong comeback. After that a cheerful Gary Anderson had no problems with James Wade who never found a way into the match. In the evening it was Raymond van Barneveld who won 5:4 after he had an impressive comeback. After that Adrian Lewis dominated against Peter Wright who similar to Wade nerver really was in the match.
On Saturday the semi-finals will be played in which four World Champions will stand at the oche. Reigning Champion Gary Anderson will play against Jelle Klaasen and Raymond van Barneveld against Adrian Lewis.
Report and Statistics



1. January
BDO World Championship - Preview
Tomorrow in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the two World Championships of the BDO will begin.
To be sure Lisa Ashton is the favourite in the women's tournament. For the men's title there are at least three...
Preview



PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals
Today the PDC world Championship continues with the quarterfinals.
In the Afternoon-Session Alan Norris plays against Jelle Klaasen and reigning champion Gary Anderson against James Wade. Tonight Raymond van Barneveld meets Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis will stand against Peter Wright at the oche.










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