UK Open

The UK Open will be played from 1. - 3. March in Minehead. There is now bracket for the tournament - all rounds are drawn.
Participants, Schedule first,second round and third roundnew
Tournament Information


Premier League

The Premier League will be played every Thursday from 1. February to 23. May.
Participants, Schedulenew
Tournament Information



New Columns


Dartoid travels to Cape Cod and discusses Chaos Theory:
Darts on Cape Cod... and "Chaos Theory"


Adam "Thorn" Smith in San Jose:
A Double Dose of Tardos Ticos


Steve Brown deals with Outshots from 5-60
Check It Out - Part 2


World Championships Interviews
American and CDC Player Alex Spellman
To the Interviewnew


South African Simon Adams
To the Interview

American and ADO President Jim Widmayer.
To the Interview

3. March
Van den Bergh wins UK Open
In a thrilling final which got very close at the end Dimitri van den Bergh prevailed 11:10 over Luke Humphries.
Before the Belgian defeated on finals day first Martin Lukeman and after that Damon Heta. Humphries reached the final with wins over Stephen Bunting and Ricky Evans.
Tournament Statisticsnew



Spring in Exmoor
This year again Global Darts is in Minehead for the UK Open.
Again a few tournament articles will be published. In the first article we have a view on the debutants and mainly the players from Germany and Austria and accompany them through the first tournament day.
Spring in Exmoor 1new



UK Open
It is Finals Day in Minehead. In the afternoon the quarterfinals will take place, in the Evening-Session semi-finals and final will be played.
On the second day in the fith and sixth round the number of participants was reduced to eight. Not a single former champion is still in the tournament instead we've with Martin Lukeman and Ricky Evans two players in the mix not many would have predicted among the last eight. As well still in are Premier League players Luke Humphries, Luke Littler and Rob Cross beside Stephen Bunting, Dimitri van den Bergh and Damon Heta who yesterday impressed with two great comebacks.
Participants, Schedule Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Resultsnew
PDC Report Day 2new



2. March
UK Open
On the first day of the UK Open in Minehead Rounds 1 - 4 took place. Today the fifth and sixth round will be played.
The biggest upsets of the first day caused Martin Schindler, Graham Usher and Mensur Suljovic who eliminated Gerwyn Price, Ryan Searle and Michael van Gerwen - who seemed to have problems with his shoulder. The only player still in the tournament who started first round as debutant is Benjamin Drue-Reus.
Participants, Schedule Fifth Roundnew
PDC Report Day 1new



1. March
UK Open
Today the UK Open begun in Minehead.
In an extra long afternoon session the first three rounds were played on eight boards.After that the draw for the fourth round took place in which the Top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit will enter the tournament. The fourth round will follow in the evening session.
Participants, Schedule first, second, third and fourth round, Resultsnew



29. February
PDC Premier League
On the fifth League Day the Premier League today is in Exeter.
The night will begin with the quarterfinal between World Champion Luke Humphries and head of the table Michael van Gerwen. After that Nathan Aspinall will play against Peter Wright who was quite quite improved last week but still hasn't manage to win a point for the table. In the third quarterfinal Gerwyn Price will meet Rob Cross and in the last quarterfinal Luke Littler will play against Michael Smith.
Preview fifth League Daynew
Schedule
Statiscsnew
Tablenew



26. February
UK Open
On Friday, the 1. March, the UK Open will begin in Minehead.
The PDC published now after the draw the schedule of the first, second and third round as well which will be all played on Friday afternoon. After that the draw for the fourth round will take place in which the Top 32 of the Order of Merit join the tournament and which will be played Friday night.
Participants, Schedule first to third roundnew



Development Tour
At the weekend in Milton Keynes the first Development Tour weekend of the year took place. Five Events were played, two were won by Keane Barry who besides two times reached the quarterfinals. One tournament each won Danny Jansen, Jurjen van der Velde and Gian van Veen. Gian van Veen in addition was defeated in one final by Keane Barry. Beau Greaves took part in four of the events and sits after the weekend in the tenth place of the ranking.
Barry heads the ranking in front of van Veen, Danny Jansen sits in third place.
Development Tour



25. February
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the Players Championships 3 and 4.
PDC Rankings
PDC Pro Tour



23. February
Third Night Win in a row for van Gerwen
Michael van Gerwen won the fourth League Day in Newcastle as well. This time he prevailed in the final over Nathan Aspinall who won his first three points in Newcastle. In the semi-finals stood Rob Cross and Luke Littler.
Peter Wright now is the only player without a point in the table though he showed a strong performance on the fourth League Day.
Report, Statistics - Fourth League Daynew
Tablenew



22. February
PDC Premier League
For the fourth League Day Premier League travels to Newcastle.
The fourth League Night will be opened by the quarterfinal between Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall. After that Rob Cross will play against Luke Humphries. In the third quarterfinal Peter Wright and Luke Littler will meet - Wright hopes as Aspinall for his first points in the table. In the last quarterfinal Gerwyn Price will play against head of the table Michael van Gerwen.
Preview Fourth League Day
Schedule, Results



Searle and Heta win Players Championships in Leicester
Ryan Searle won in Leicester the third Players Championship against Gary Anderson who once again impressed with high averages. In the semi-finals stood Callan Rydz and Michael van Gerwen.
Winner of the fourth Players Championships was Damon Heta who prevailed in the final over over Chris Dobeye. The semi-finals reached Peter Wright and Christian Perez.
Participants, Results



European Tour
Yesterday in Leicester the Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 + 4 took place.
Callan Rydz and Ritchie Edhouse qualified for both events.
Beside for the European Tour Event 3 in Riesa Mike de Decker, Meryn King, Jitse van der Wal, Owen Bates, Simon Whitlock, Cameron Menzies, William O'Connor and Richard Veenstra qualified.
In Sindelfingen beside Rydz and Edhouse Keane Barry, Luke Littler, Martin Lukeman, Jeffrey Sparidaans, Mickey Mansell, Stephen Burton, Scott Williams and Christian Perez will stand at the oche.
European Tour Event 3 Riesa
European Tour Event 4 Sindelfingen



19. February
PDC Pro Tour
This week the Pro Tour comes to Leicester.
Today and on Tuesday the Players Championships 3 and 4 will be played, aon Wednesday the Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4 in Riesa and in Sindelfingen will follow.



Henderson wins World Senior Championship
Though Scotsman Robert Thornton coudln't defend the title thanks to John Hendersons win the tile stayed in Scotland. John Henderson defeated in the final Colin McGarry with 5:0. In Finals Day Henderson defeated Andy Hamilton and Canadian Jim Long and only lost one Set on the day. Colin McGarry won withput problems in the quarterfinals 3:1 against Mark Dudbridge and prevailed in a hard fought semifinal in the deciding set with 4:2 over Lisa Ashton durch.
Participants, Resultsnew



PDC Nordic and Baltic
The Nordic and Baltic Tour started at the weekend in Latvia in the season 2024.
The three qualifiers for the first three European Tour Events of the year were won by Andreas Harrysson, Viktor Tingström and Cor Dekker gewonnen. The titles of the first two Pro Tour Events went to Jeffrey de Graaf - with a win over Jani Laurilaa - and Marko Kantele who prevented in the final only just a comeback of Johan Engström.
PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour



German Host Nation Qualifiers
At the weekend in Hildesheim, Germany the Host Nation Qualifiers for theEuropean Tour Events 2, 3, 4 and 6 in Munic, Riesa, Sindelfingen and Kiel took place. This year for places are on offer for each event in the Host Nation Qualifiers. Most successful participant was Franz Rötzsch who will stand at the oche in Munic, Sindelfingen and Kiel. Michael Unterbuchner qualified for the events in Munic and Riesa. As well for Munic qualified beside Oliver Müller and Matthias Ehlers, for Riesa Patrick Klingelhöfner, Kai Gotthardt and Jan Drückers. For Sindelfingen qualified beside Rötzsch Rene Eidams, Arno Merk and Nike Springer while Maritz Hilger, Kevin Troppmann and Christopher Toonders qualified for Kiel.



16. February
Van Gerwen wins in Glasgow as well
Michael van Gerwen prevailed on the third League Day in Glasgow in a close final 6:5 over Luke Humphries and now leads with three points advance the table. Before he won in the quarterfinals against Peter Wright and in the semi-finals against Rob Cross. Humphries defeated in the quarterfinals Nathan Aspinall and in the semi-finals Gerwyn Price.
Aspinall and Peter Wright still sit with no point at the bottom of the table.
Statistics - Third League Daynew



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the first two Players Championships of the year.
PDC Rankings



World Seniors Darts Championship

From 15. - 18. February in der Circus Tavern in Purfleet this year's World Seniors Darts Championship is played - for the last time with Phil Taylor who will retire after it.
In the first round invited players and qualifiers take place. The winners will clash in the second round on Saturday with the seeded players..
Participants, Resultsnew



15. February
PDC Premier League
Today the Premier League comes for the third League Night to Glasgow.
Therefore Peter Wright - the only Scotsman in the field of participants - will be in the limelight. He'll clash in the second quarterfinal with Michael van Gerwen. The night will be opened by the quarterfinal between Rob Cross and Michael Smith. In the third quarterfinal Nathan Aspinall will play against Luke Humphries. After that Gerwyn Price will meet Luke Littler.
Preview Third League Day
Schedule, Results
Tablenew
Statistics Third League Daynew



14. February
Qualifiers European Tour Events 1 and 2
At the Tour Card Holder Qualifiers today in Wigan four players qualified for both the first European Tour Event in Wieze, Belgium, and for the second European Tour Event in Munic: Mike de Decker, Lukas Wenig, Jermaine Wattimena and Richard Veenstra.
For the event in Wieze qualified as well Luke Woodhouse, James Hurrell, Daniel Klose, Luke Littler, Berry van Peer and Chris Landman. In Munic Alan Soutar, Steve Lennon, Jeffrey de Graaf, Niels Zooneveld, Kevin Doets and Cameron Menzies will stand on stage as well.
European Tour Event 1 Wieze
European Tour Event 2 Munic



Littler and Anderson win in Wigan
Luke Littler and Gary Anderson won in Wigan the Players Championships 1 and 2. Both players showed outstanding performances.
Luke Littler won on Monday the first Players Championship of the year with an 8:7 win over Ryan Searle. In the semi-finals stood Alan Soutar and Gian van Veen. Littler was beside one of three players who threw a nine-darter - the other two nine-darters threw Mickey Mansell and Leighton Bennett.
The second Players Championship on Tuesday was won by Gary Anderson who as well prevailed in the final over Ryan Searle. The semi-finals reached Peter Wright and Martin Lukeman. Anderson twice just missed a nine-darter throughout the day.
Today in Wigan the qualifiers for the European Tour Events 1 and 2 will take place.
Participants, Resultsnew



11. February
PDC Pro Tour
On Monday this year's PDC Pro Tour will begin in Wigan.
On Monday and Tuesday the Players Championships 1 and 2 will be played, on Wednesday the Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 1 and 2 in Wieze, Belgium and in Munic will follow.



UK Open
The Uk Open will be played from 1. - 3. March in Minehead.
The first amateur qualifiers already took place and the PDC announced the participants who qualified by the Development Tour and the Challenge Tour.
Participantsnew



9. February
Van Gerwen wins in Berlin
Michael van Gerwen defeated in the very close final of the second league day in Berlin Luke Littler with 6:5 and got his first day win. Before he defeated in the quarterfinals Nathan Aspinall with 6:4 and prevailed in the semi-finals over Michael Smith as well in the deciding leg. Littler reached the final with 6:5 wins over Rob Rob Cross and Luke Humphries.
Michael Smith stays in the first place of the table. Aspinall and Peter Wright sit without points in the last to places of the table.
Report, Statistics - Second League Daynew



7. February
PDC Premier League
For the Second League Day the Premier League travels to Berlin.
The night will begin with the quarterfinal between Nathan Aspinall and Michael van Gerwen before in the second quarterfinal as in the final of the first League Day Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price will clash. After that Luke Littler will play against Rob Cross - both players reached last week the semi-finals. In the fourth quarterfinal reigning world champion Luke Humphries will meet the two times world champion Peter Wright.
Preview Second League Day
Schedule, Resultsnew
Tablenew



5. February
Bunting wins Masters
With a 11:7 win over Michael van Gerwen Stephen Bunting won the Masters and secured his first PDC TV title. With Bunting the most convincing and consistent player won the tournament.
The very one-sided semi-finals beside reached Nathan Aspinall and Dimitri van den Bergh. Reigning champion Chris Dobey was already eliminated in the second round on Saturday by van Gerwen.
Results
Tournament Statisticsnew
Report Finals Daynew



2. February
The Masters
Tonight in Milton Keynes the Masters will begin. The first round will be played in which the players ranked 9 - 24 in the PDC Order of Merit will take part. Among them is the reigning champion Chris Dobey who will play against Andrew Gilding.
Gerwyn Price withdrew due to family reasons from the event and is replaced by Daryl Gurney.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Round
Previewnew



Smith wins in Cardiff
Michael Smith won the first Premier League Night in Cardiff. He defeated Gerwyn Price in the final with 6:2. Smith heads with five points the league table. In the semi-finals stood Rob Cross and Luke Littler.
Michael van Gerwen, Nathan Aspinall, Peter Wright and Luke Humphries lost in the quarterfinals and stayed without a point.
Report, Statisticsnew
Tablenew
Results



1. February
PDC Premier League
Today the first League Night of Premier League will be played in Cardiff.
In the first quarterfinal Peter Wright will meet Rob Cross. After that local hero Gerwyn Price will play against Nathan Aspinall. In the third quarterfinal reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play against Michael Smith and in the last quarterfinal Luke Littler and Luke Humphries will collide.

Preview First Legue Daynew
Schedule



29. January
Van Gerwen wins Dutch Darts Masters
With a 8:6 win over Luke Littler Michael van Gerwen won the Dutch Darts Masters and the Toon Greebe Trophy. The final was from both players highclass - Littler had with almost 107 the higher average but spoilt to many chances.
Van Gerwen defeated on his way to the final with Vincent van der Voort, Raymond van Barneveld and Gian van Veen three fellow country men. Littler prevailed over Dirk van Duijvenbode, Luke Humphries and Gerwyn Price.
Schedule, Results, Statistics new
Report Finals Day new



27. January
World Series of Darts
At the Dutch Darts Masters in the first round the PDC representatives Nathan Aspinall, Peter Wright, Rob Cross and Michael Smith were eliminated. Instead the Benelux players Danny Nopper, Kevin Doets, Raymond van Barneveld and Gian van Veen progressed into the quarterfinals. As well eliminated was the reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh. He lost in the best match of the first round despite an 102.43 average to Gerwyn Price.
Today the tournament will be played to the end - after the quarterfinals in which we'll see a repeat of the World Championship Fional between Luke Humphries and Luke Littler semi-finals and final will follow..
Schedule, Results, Statisticsnew



26. January
World Series of Darts
Today in Den Bosch in the Netherlands the second event of the World Series 2024 will begin, the Dutch Darts Masters. The PDC representatives Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen, Luke Humphries, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall, Luke Littler and Peter Wright will meet eight Benelux representatives - among them reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh.
Nathan Aspinall will open the event against Danny Noppert. The reigning champion will meet Gerwyn Price. Ithe last match of the night and the first round Michael van Gerwen will play against Vincent van der Voort.
Schedule
Previewnew



25. January
WDF Rankings
The WDF Rankings were updated.
WDF Rankings



23. January
PDC Premier League
The PDC today published the schedule of the quarterfinals of all League Days of the Premier League. The Premier League will begin on Thursday, 1. February with the League Day in Cardiff and will end on 23. May with the Play-Offs in the O2 Arena in London. On each League Day a mini tournament with quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be played. On the first League Day the quarterfinal between the new World Champion Luke Humphries and the World Championship runner-up Luke Littler will be the highlight.
Premier League Schedulenew



The Masters
The PDC published as well the schedule of the first and second round of The Masters which will be played from 2. - 4. February. In The Masters the Top 24 of the PDC Order of Merit after the World Championship take part. The tournament will be opened by the first round match between Dirk van Duijvenbode and Ryan Searle. Reigning Champion Chris Dobey will play in the first round against Andrew Gilding. The seeded players will begin the tournament in the second round and will play against the first round winners - number 1 seed Luke Humphries will play against the winner of the first round match between Stephen Bunting and Ross Smith.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Roundnew



22. January
PDC Challenge Tour
At the in Milton Keynes dthe first Challenge Tour Weekend took place. Fice events were played and they had five differten winners. und es gabe fünf verschiedene Sieger. On Friday Richie Burnett and Danny Jansen were the winners, on Saturday Oskar Lukasiak and Stefan Bellmont both won once. The fifth event on Suday was won by Aden Kirk. As Danny Jansen beside his win reached a final twice he heads the ranking after the weekend with Stefan Bellmont and Aden Kirk following in second and third place.
Challenge Tour



19. January
Littler wins in Bahrain
World Championship runner-up Luke Littler defeated in the final in Bahrain Michael van Gerwen with 8:5 and won his first PDC senior title. On his way in the final he defeated Nathan Aspinall and Gerwyn Price, in the quarterfinal against Aspinall Littler threw a nine-darter. Michael van Gerwen reached the final with wins over Rob Cross and Michael Smith where he couldn't quite built on his previous performances.
Schedule, Results and Statistics - Day 2


World Series of Darts
Though in Bahrain some of the PDC representatives had difficult games all of them won the first round matches and progressed into the quarterfinals. Michael van Gerwen played against Hasan Haji with almost 107 the highest average while Luke Humphries had beside a 98.02 average a hitting rate on the doubles of 100 percent.
Today the tournament will be played to the end.
Schedule, Results and Statistics
Bericht Tag 1



18. January
World Series of Darts
Today in Bahrain the Bahrain Darts Masters will begin - the first event of the World Series of Darts this year. The PDC representatives Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen, Luke Humphries, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall, Luke Littler and Peter Wright will play against eight Asian representatives, among them two qualifiers from Bahrain.
Peter Wright will open the tournament against Japanese Haruki Muramatsu. World Champion Luke Humphries will play against Abdulla Saeed from Bahrain and reigning champion Michael Smith will meet Paolo Nebrida from the Philippines.
Schedule



Tour Card Holders 2024
A summery of all Tour Card Holders of the year 2024 you can find here:
Tour Card Holders 2024



15. January
PDC Qualifiying Schools 2024 - Finale Stage Day 4
On the last day of the final stage the two direct Tour Cards got Englishman Dom Taylor and Swede Jeffrey de Graaf who were the day winners in Milton Keynes and Kalkar. They defeated in the finals Joshua Richardson and Jitse van der Wal.
The Tour Cards European Qualifying School allocated by the ranking went to Haupai Puha, Jules van Dongen, Radek Szaganski, Chris Landman, Patrick Geeraets, Jitse van der Wal, Paul Krohne, Benjamin Reus, Mario Vandenbogaerde, Lukas Wenig, Thibault Tricole, Michele Turetta and Tim Wolters. The Tour Cards by the UK ranking went to Matthew Dennant, William Borland, Joshua Richardson, James Hurrell, George Killington, Danny Lauby II, Rhys Griffin, Brett Claydon, Darren Beveridge and Adam Hunt.
Report
European Qualifying School Ranking Final Standings
UK Qualifying School Ranking Final Standings
European Qualifying School Finale Phase Results Day 4
UK Qualifying School Finale Phase Results Day 4



12. Januar
PDC Qualifiying Schools 2024 - Finale Stage Day 3
On the thirt day of the final stage the two direct Tour Cards were allocated to Englishman Leighton Bennett and Belgina Andy Baetens who won the day in Milton Keynes and Kalkar respectively. They defeated in the finals Thomas Cromwell and Radel Szaganski.
Today the last two two direct Tour Cards will be allocated to the day winners. Beside after the end of the final stage on Sunday 23 more Tour Cards will be on offer according to the European/UK ranking - 13 in the European Q School, 10 in the UK Q School.
Report, Rankings after Day 3



y 12. Januar
PDC Qualifiying Schools 2024 - Finale Stage Day 1
On the first day of the final stage the first two direct Tour Cards were allocated to Irishman Steve Lennon and Dutchman Martijn Dragt who won the day in Milton Keynes and Kalkar respectively. They defeated in the finals William Borland and Chris Landman who now head the respective rankings.
Today again two direct Tour Cards will be allocated to the day winners. Beside after the end of the final stage on Sunday 23 more Tour Cards will be on offer according to the European/UK ranking - 13 in the European Q School, 10 in the UK Q School.
Report, Rankings after Day 1
European Qualifying School Final Stage Results Day 2
UK Qualifying School Final Stage Results Day 2
Rankings after Day 2new



10. January
PDC Qualifiying Schools 2024
The first phase of the Qualifying Schools was played today to the end and the 128 participants in the final phases in both the European and the UK Qualifying Schools are known. Among the 24 players who reached the final stage of the European Qualifying School direct were among others the WDF World Champion 2023 Andy Baetens and the former Tour Card Holders Max Hopp and John Michael. Among the direct qualifiers of the UK Qualifiying School are Andy Hamilton, Fallon Sherrock and the young English talent Leighton Bennett. The field of participants in both Qualifying Schools was filled up with players from the rankings.
Participants final Stage European Qualifying School, Resultsnew
Participants final Stage UK Qualifying School, Resultsnew



World Series of Darts
The PDC announced the field of participants of the first two World Series Events of the year. The Bahrain Darts Masters and the Dutch Darts Masters will both take place in January, the Bahrain Darts Masters on 18. and 19. January, the Dutch Darts Masters on 26. and 27. January. In both events the eight PDC representatives will play against eight regional representatives. In both events Luke Humphries, Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall, Gerwyn Price, Rob Cross, Peter Wright and Luke Littler will represent the PDC.
Bahrain Darts Masters
Dutch Darts Masters



8. January
PDC Qualifiying Schools 2024
Today in Milton Keynes and in Kalkar, Germany, the UK and the European Qualifying School will begin. All in all more then 800 players registered. The first phase will be played from 8. - 10. January. The second, final phase will follow from 11. - 14 January with 128 participants in each venue, which will consist of qualifiers from the first phase, players from the Challenge Tour and Development Tour Orders of Merit and players who lost their Tour Card end of 2023. 30 Tour Cards are on offer.
Qualifying School 2024, Resultsnew



European Tour
The PDC announced a new qualifying format for the European Tour 2024:
European Tour



Pro Tour
The price money for the Players Championships will be increased in 2024:
Pro Tour



5. Januar
PDC Rankings
Der PDC Order of Merit wurde nach der Weltmeisterschaft aktualisiert.
PDC Rankings



5. January
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the World Championship.
PDC Rankings



Russ Bray inducted in PDC Hall of Fame
The final of the PDC World Championship was the last televised ranking matched Russ Bray refereed. We will still see him in World Series events but beside this from now on he will be a PDC ambassodor. In honour of this occasion Russ Bray before the World Championship final was inducted in the PDC Hall of Fame..
Russ Bray inducted in PDC Hall of Famenew



4. January
PDC Premier League
After the conclusion of the PDC World Championship 2023/24 the PDC today announced the participants of the PDC Premier League which will be played from 1. February each Thursday.
Beside the newly crowned World Champion Luke Humphries the runner-up Luke Littler invited as well. He will be the so far youngest participant in the Premier League. The other participants will be Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall, Gerwyn Price, Rob Cross and Peter Wright.
Premier League 2024new



3. January
Humphries wins PDC World Championship
In a thrilling and highclass final Luke Humphries prevailed with 7:4 and for the first time won the PDC World Champion title. At the start of the final Humphries had some problems to hit his doubles and the as usual strong playing Littler got a 4:2 lead. But Humphries settled and came back into the match, first levelled 4:4 and then won the last three sets to triumph.
Report, Statistics Finalnew



2. January
PDC World Championship - Semifinals
On the 15. day of the tournament the semi-finals took place in the Alexandra Palace in London.
In the first semi-final Rob Cross and Luke Littler met and though Rob Cross showed a strong performance he couldn't keep up with Littler who won in the end with 2:6 and progressed as youngest ever and beside unseeded player into the final. Even more dominant was Luke Humphries in the second semi-final against Scott Williams who couldn't win a single set. By his semi-final win Humphries is now the number 1 of the world.
In the final tomorrow Humphries will play against Littler.
Semifinals Resultsnew
Report, Statistics Semifinalsnew



1. January
PDC World Championship - Day 14
After the New Year's Eve break today in the Ally Pally the quarterfinals will be played.
In the afternoon first Chris Dobey will play against Rob Cross and after that Luke Littler against Brendan Dolan. In the evening session first Michael van Gerwen will take on Scott Williams before in the last quarterfinal Luke Humphries and Dave Chisnall will meet.
Quarterfinals Resultsnew
Report, Statistics Quarterfinalsnew



31. December
PDC World Championship - Day 13
On the 13. day of the World Championship the fourth round was played to the end. While even Raymond van Barneveld couldn't stop Luke Littler who played with 105.01 the highest average of the day, Gary Anderson run aground with a mediocre performance against Brendan Dolan. Especially at the start of the match Anderson couldn't hit his doubles. Other winners of the day were Scott Williams - to be sure one of the surprise winners in the World Championship -, Dave Chisnall, a strong playing Rob Cross and Luke Humphries who once again won a dramatic match - this time in the sudden death leg against Joe Cullen.
The tournament will continue on the first of January 2024 with the quarterfinals. Chris Dobey will play against Rob Cross, Luke Littler will meet Brendan Dolan, Michael van Gerwen will clash with Scott Williams and Dave Chisnall will play against Luke Humphries.
Day 13 Resultsnew
Report, Statistics Day 13new



29. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 12
Again in an afternoon- and an evening-session three matches each will be played - in the afternoon-session it will be three third round matches, in the evening-session session the last third round match and two fourth round matches.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Jim Williams v Raymond van Barneveld. Impartial: Michael van Gerwen v Stephen Bunting
Debutants of the day: Berry van Peer
Today's Day's Specials: Croatian Boris Krcmar was for many years one of the best or the best soft-darts player in the world. He won numerous titles and several times the World Championship. 2011 he for the first time qualified for the PDC World Championship. Since 2020 Krcmar has got a Tour Card but only in 2022 managed to qualified for the World Championship by the Order of Merit. 2021 and 2023 he both times qualified last minute by the PDPA Qualifier. That he reached the third round this year is his so far best result in his steel-darts career.
What you should know as well: So far only a single debutant progressed into the fourth round - Luke Littler. Berry van Peer could today manage it as well by defeating Damon Heta.
Schedule Day 12, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 12new



PDC World Championship - Day 11
Day 12 started with a strong performance of Stephen Bunting to win 4:0 against German Florian Hempel. After that Joe Cullen defeated Rynan Searle and Chris Dobey prevailed in a highclass match over Ross Smith. In the evening followed one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far when Bredan Dolan threw with Gerwyn Price one of the favourites to win out of tournament. The second match of the night was to be sure one of the most thrilling matches so far - Luke Humphries showed an unbelievable comeback to eliminate German Ricardo Pietreczko. In the last match of the day Dolan's World Cup Partner Gurney as well progressed - he defeated Ricky Evans.
Report, Statistics Day 11new



28. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 11
Again in an afternoon- and an evening-session three third round matches each will be played.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Luke Humphries v Ricardo Pietreczko. Impartial: Gerwyn Price v Brendan Dolan
Debutants of the day: Ricardo Pietreczko
Today's Day's Specials: With Stephen Bunting and Ryan Searle today the the player who plays with the lightest and the player who plays with the heaviest darts in the World Championship will stand on stage though the weight difference is no longer as big as it was some time ago. Searle plays with 32g darts and used to play with 34g. Bunting now plays with 18g darts but in the past for a long time played with 12g.
What you should know as well: Four German players progressed into the third round but two of them yesterday already lost their third round matches: Martin Schindler and Gabriel Clemens. Today Florian Hempel and Ricardo Pietreczko will get the chance to progress.
Schedule Day 11, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 11new



PDC World Championship - Day 10
On the first day after the Christmas Break in the Alexandra Palace in London the third round of the tournament started. Most of the six matches played were one sided and Michael van Gerwen progressed with a 4:0 win while Michael Smith, Dave Chisnall and Luke Littler defeated their opponents 4:1. Rob Cross prevailed with 4:2 over Jeffrey de Graaf. Only Scott Williams had to fight hard to defeat Martin Schindler with 4:3.
Report, Statistics Day 10new



27. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 10
The Christmas Break is over and the tournament continues with the first matches of the third round - in an afternoon- and an evening-session three matches each will be played.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Scott Williams v Martin Schindler. Impartial: Matt Campbell v Luke Littler
Debutants of the day: Richard Veenstra, Luke Littler
Today's Day's Specials: Six of the players on stage today never before stood in the third round of the PDC World Championship: Jeffrey de Graaf, Luke Littler, Richard Veenstra, Scott Williams, Matt Campbell and Madars Razma. And at least one of them will progress even further as Matt Campbell and Luke Littler will play each other.
What you should know as well: After the first and second round eleven seeds were already eliminated. With Ricardo Pietreczko, Luke Littler and Richard Veenstra three debutants are still in the tournament and four of the players still in neither qualified by the Order of Merit nor by the Pro Tour Order of Merit for the World Championship: Littler, Boris Krcmar, Florian Hempel und Jeffrey de Graaf.
Schedule Day 10, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 10new



24. December


Merry Christmas to all!!!


PDC World Championship - Day 9
On the last day of the second round and before the Christmas break four more seeds were eliminated from the tournament. The best performance of the tournament so far showed Stephen Bunting against whom Ryan Joyce had no chance at all. A good match showed seed Daryl Gurney who defeated Steve Beaton. Seed Ryan Searle did enough to defeat Tomoya Goto while Jonny Clayton profited from Steve Lennon's double trouble to get over the line. Ricardo Pietreczko prevailed convincingly over seed Callan Rydz, Richard Veenstra demolished Kim Huybrechts, Berry van Peer impressed against Josh Rock and Ricky Evans not only delighted the crowd with his walk-on but with a great performance to throw number 6 seed Nathan Aspinall out of the tournament.
Report, Statistics Day 9new



23. December
Steve Beaton Retirement

Steve Beaton announced that he will end his PDC career end of 2024.
The complete statement you can find here:
Steve Beaton Retirementnew



PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 9
On day 9 again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - each with four second round matches. After that the second round is complete and the Christmas Break will begin.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Jonny Clayton v Steve Lennon. Impartial: Stephen Bunting v Ryan Joyce
Debutants of the day: Richard Veenstra, Ricardo Pietrezcko, Tomoya Goto, Berry van Peer
Today's Day's Specials: With Stephen Bunting another former BDO World Champion will stand at the oche. His best result in the PDC World Championship so far was the semi-finals in 2021.
What you should know as well: Many of the young players who'll stand at the oche today gained first experiences not in the BDO but in the PDC Youth. Callan Rydz, Nathan Aspinall, Steve Lennon, Ricky Evans, Berry van Peer and Josh Rock all played on the Develpment Tour and took part in the PDC World Youth Championship. Ricky Evans and Berry van Peer reached the final of the event, Josh Rock won it in 2022.
Schedule Day 9, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 9new



PDC World Championship - Day 8
The eighth day of the PDC World Championship was a thrilling day. Especially hard fought were the all Irish clash between Brendan Dolan and Mickey Mansell, the match between Dimitri van den Bergh and Florian Hempel and the last match of the day between Chris Dobey and William O'Connor. While in two of the matches the seeded players - Dolan and Dobey - prevailed, Florian Hempel who gave it all won the third. Convincing were Raymond van Barneveld and the second German player of the day - Martin Schindler. Krzysztof Ratajski had no problems against Jamie Hughes. Jeffrey de Graaf and Boris Krcmar elimnated the seed Jose de Sousa and Dirk van Duijvenbode.
Statistics Day 8new



22. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 8
On day 8 again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - each with four second round matches.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Dimitri van den Bergh v Florian Hempel. Impartial: Martin Schindler v Jermaine Wattimena
Debutants of the day: Radek Szaganski
Today's Day's Specials: Today an in Sweden living and for Sweden playing Dutchman - Jeffrey de Graaf - and an in Ireland living Pole - Radek Szaganski - stand on stage. De Graaf first played in the BDO and from 2016 - 2018 had a PDC Tour Card, he took part four times in the BDO World Championship and this year for the third time in the PDC World Championship. Reaching this year the second round is his so far best World Championship result. Szaganski on the other side is a PDC Tour Card holder and this PDC World Championship is his first ever World Championship.
What you should know as well: For Raymond van Barneveld it is the 31. World Championship and the 17. PDC World Championship. While Steve Beaton took part from 1992 every year first in the BDO and from 2002 in the PDC World Championship Barneveld's first World Championship was already 1991 but he couldn't qualify 1992, 1994 and 2021. Beaton lost 1998 and 2001 in the BDO World Championship to the Dutchman. Van Barneveld threw in January 2009 the very first PDC World Championship Nine-Darter and in December 2009 the second.
Schedule Day 8, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 8new



PDC World Championship - Day 7
On the sevent day of the tournament the last two first round matches were won by Mickey Mansell and Barry van Peer.
After those six matches of the second round were played and seeds Andrew Gilding and Danny Noppert were eliminated. Scott Williams defeated Noppert sensational with 3:0 - Noppert experienced a lot of double trouble. Luke Littler threw Andrew Gilding out of the tournament. The other winners of the day were Madars Razma - who for the first time progressed into the third round, Rob Cross, whose opponent Thibault Tricole had even more problems to hit the doubles than Noppert, Gabriel Clemens - whose finishing was too good for Man Lok Leung, and Damon Heta who with his foam flame crown during the walk-on once again took the cake...
Report, Statistics Day 7new



21. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 7
On day 7 again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - in the afternoon session two first round and two second round matches will be played, in the evening session four second round matches.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Gabriel Clemens v Man Lok Leung. Impartial: Andrew Gilding v Luke Littler
Debutants of the day: Berry van Peer, Thibault Tricole, Luke Littler, Man Lok Leung
Today's Day's Specials: Mickey Mansell's match against Jim Long at the PDC World Championship 2019 made history as one of the worst World Championship matches of all times and had for Mansell a bitter sequel - the DRA imposed him with a fine af 500 pound "for not perform and compete to the best of his ability". Mansell suffered for a long time under that very controversial penalization... Both players had averages around 75.
What you should know as well: Berry van Peer who this year won Dutch Open and the WDF World Cup singles and qualified for the World Championship as first of the Challenge Tour Order of Merit for many years suffered from Dartitis.
Schedule Day 7, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 7new



PDC World Championship - Day 6
The six tournament day brought a sensational performance of teenage debutant Luke Littler - who gave a solid playing Christian Kist no chance - and the upset elimination of number 4 seed Peter Wright who had with an under par performance no chance against Jim Williams. Beside we saw strong performances from Ryan Joyce against a good playing American debutant Alex Spellmann and from William O'Connor against Indian debutant Bhav Patel. Other winners were Radek Szaganski in the weakest match of the day, Steve Lennon, Ross Smith and Richard Veenstra.
Report, Statistics Day 6new



20. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 6
On day 6 again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - both with three first round matches and one second round match each.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Christian Kist v Luke Littler. Impartial: Peter Wright v Jim Williams
Debutants of the day: Radek Szaganski, Owen Bates, Bhav Patel, Alex Spellman, Richard Veenstra, Luke Littler
Seeded Player of the day: Ross Smith, Peter Wright
Today's Day's Specials: To be sure Luke Littler's debut in the PDC Weltmeisterschaft is a match many fans eagerly anticipate. Littler is one of the most talented young players and his has won more or less everything which is offered in youth darts - including the JDC World Championship last Sunday in the Alexandra Palace. On the PDC Development Tour he celebrated five wins this year and he won the PDC World Youth Championship 2023. 2022 he qualified as 14 year old for the WDF World Championship - this year he prefered to take part in the PDC World Championship instead.
What you should know as well: Bhav Patel lives as his better known Indian country fellow man Prakash Jiwa in London. He took part in Q School 2023 but couldn't get a Tour Card and played on the PDC Challenge Tour. In the Indian Qualifier for the PDC World Championship he lost in the final to Jiwa. Now Patel nevertheless got the place in the field of participants as Jiwa was suspended at the beginning of November because of betting fraud by the DRA.
Schedule Day 6, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 6new



PDC World Championship - Day 5
On the fifth day James Wade was the first seeded player to be eliminated - he lost a close match 2:3 to Canadian Matt Campbell. Michael van Gerwen on the other side won 3:0 Sieg against Keane Barry who couldn't find the doubles. While German Dragutin Horvat lost 3:0 to Mike de Decker German Ricardo Pietreczko won with the same result against a weak Mikuru Suzuki. Other winners of the day were Japanese debutant Tomoya Goto, Boris Krcmar, Jeffrey de Graaf and a cheerful Steve Beaton.
Report, Statistics Day 5new



19. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 5
Today again an afternoon- and an evening-session will be played - both with three first round matches and one second round match each.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Mike de Decker v Dragutin Horvat. Impartial: James Wade v Matt Campbell
Debutants of the day: Tomoya Goto, Wessel Nijman, Ricardo Pietreczko
Seeded Player of the day: James Wade, Michael van Gerwen
Today's Day's Specials: Today three World Championships with together sex titles stand at the oche - Mikuru Suzuki, Steve Beaton and Michael van Gerwen.
What you should know as well: For Steve Beaton it is already the 23. World Championship in a a row but so far he never got past the Last 16. James Wade took already time twenty times in a row and reached the semi-finals four times while for Michael van Gerwen it is the 17. World Champion in a row. He won it three times and three times lost in the final so far.
Schedule Day 5, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 5new



PDC World Championship - Day 4
Though on the fourth day with the exception of Gerwyn Price no big name stood on stage but many debutants it was a thrilling night. Price had no problems at all to get rid of Connor Scutt and convinced. Tricole wrote more history - as he was not only the first Frenchman in a PDC World Championship but the first Frenchman who won a match on this stage. Martin Lukeman with a seasoned appearance defeated Haupai Puha from New Zealand who took too long to really get into the match. Man Lok Leung caused the so far biggest upset of the tournament as he steamrolled with a highclass and dominate performance the highly valued upcoming Gian van Veen.
Report, Statistics Day 4new



18. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 4
On the fourth day only an evening-session will be played - with three first round matches and one second round match.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Martin Lukeman v Haupai Puha. Impartial: Gerwyn Price v Connor Scutt
Debutants of the day: Connor Scutt, Thibault Tricole, Gian van Veen, Mario Vandenbogaerde, Man Lok Leung
Seeded Player of the day: Gerwyn Price
Today's Day's Specials: On the fourth day of the tournament five of the eight players involved are debutants. Beside it is an international day: two Englishman, one Welshman, one Bedian, one Dutchman, one Frenchman, one player from New Zealand and one from Hongkong.
What you should know as well: Thibault Tricole was not a finalist in a BDO World Championship but he was runner-up in last year's inauguralPDC WDF World Championship. It is more then probable he will not reach this results in this year's PDC World Championship but he nevertheless will write history as he is the first ever Frenchman in a PDC World Championship. He has not Tour Card but qualified by the Westeurope Qualifier for the World championship. The first French player to win a Tour Card was Jacques Labre who won it in the PDC Qualifying School 2023.
Schedule Day 4, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 4new



PDC World Championship - Day 3
On the third day of the PDC World Championship again the two seeded players - Joe Cullen and Luke Humphries - progressed into the third round. Both won their matches 3:0 though it was not quite easy for Humphries. There was no happy end for Fallon Sherrock fourth PDC world Championship campaign though she had a chance in the fourth set against Jermaine Wattimena to force a decider - she lost 1:3. Florian Hempel on the other side managed to beat a courageous fighting Dylan Slevin with 3:1. Other winners were Ricky Evans, Jim Williams - who didn't lose a leg against Norman Madhoo, Matt Campbell and Niels Zonneveld in the so far weakest match of the World Championship.
Report, Statistics Day 3new



17. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 3
On the third day an afternoon-session and an evening-session will be played - both with three first round matches and one second round match.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Matt Campbell v Lourence Ilagan. Impartial: Luke Humphries v Lee Evans
Debutants of the day: Lee Evans, Darren Penhall, Simon Adams, Dylan Slevin
Seeded Player of the day: Joe Cullen, Luke Humphries
Today's Day's Specials: Florian Hempel and Darren Webster both qualified by the Tour Card Holders Qualifier for the World Championship and for both players that could have been the key factor to keep the Tour Card. While Hempel's best World Championship results was the third round Webster stood 2007 and 2018 in the quarterfinals.
What you should know as well: As it happens with Jim Williams today another runner-up in the BDO stands at the oche. In the PDC World Championship so far the third round last year was his best result.
Schedule Day 3, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 3new



16. December
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 2
On the second day an afternoon-session and an evening-session will be played - both with three first round matches and one second round match.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Connor Scutt v Krzysztof Kciuk. Impartial: Gary Anderson v. Simon Whitlock
Debutants of the day: Lee Evans, Sando Eric Sosing, Connor Scutt, Jules van Dongen, Darren Penhall, Reynaldo Rivera
Seeded Player of the day: Dave Chisnall, Gary Anderson
Today's Day's Specials: In the afternoon-session in the first round with the exception of Krzysztof Kciuk only debutants will stand on stage. Kciuk qualified 2010 as well for the PDC World Championship - and lost in the preliminary round to Haruki Muramatsu who will play as well today his first round match in the evening session. Muramatsu qualified beside 2010 and this year in 2012 and 2013 for the PDC World Championship.
What you should know as well: Dave Chisnall is another BDO World Championship Finalist - he reached the final in 2010. So far he never managed it in the PDC but in 2021 he at least reached the semi-finals.
Schedule Day 2, Resultsnew
Statistics Day 2new



PDC World Championship - Day 1
On the first day of the PDC World Championship yesterday as usual in the the second round match - the last of the night - the reigning champion stood at the oche. Michael Smith had to give it all to stay in the tournament but in the end managed to defeat Kevin Doets with 3:2. As close was the first round match beteen Simon Whitlock and Paolo Nebrida in which Whitlock prevailed with 3:2. The other two first round matches were more one-sided and were won by Kevin Doets and Cameron Menzies both with 3:0.
Report, Statistics Day 1new



15. Dezember
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 1
Today in the Alexandra Palace in London the PDC World Championship 2023/24 will begin. Only an evening session will be played with three first round - and one second round match.
Match of the day: Personal Favourit: Cameron Menzies v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez. Impartial: Michael Smith v Doets/Buntz
Debutants of the day: Kevin Doets, Stowe Buntz
Seeded Player of the day: Reigning Champion Michael Smith
Today's Day's Specials: With Simon Whitlock today a player stands at the oche who reached in his career twice a World Championship final - 2008 in the BDO and 2010 in the PDC.
What you should know as well: Rusty-Jake Rodriguez is the only Austrian player in this year's World Championship and he had to play the Tour Card Holder Qualifier to get into it.
Schedule, Results Day 1



PDC World Championship - Preview

In the PDC Preview beside reigning champion Michael Smith, Gary Anderson, Luke Humphries, Michael van Gerwen and Nathan Aspinall have their say.
Previewnew



14. December
Additions Who is Who
The following World Championships participants were added to the Who is Who: Wesley Plaisier, Alexander Merkx, Barry Copeland, Liam Maendl-Lawrance, Martyn Turner, Jonny Tata, Moreno Blom, Thomas Junghans, Edwin Torbjörnsson, Reece Colley, Christian Goedl, Aletta Wajer, Paula Murphy, Christian Kist, Wessel Nijman, Owen Bates, Simon Adams, Stowe Buntz, Alex Spellman, Tomoya Goto and Man Lok Leung.



10. December
WDF World Championships 2023
Today in Lakeside the WDF World Championships were played to the end. All finals were quite clear and one-sided matches. In the girl's final Italian Aurora Fochesato won 2:0 against Hungarian Krisztina Turai. The boy's title went to Dutchman Bradley van der Velden with a 3:0 over Adam Dee. Reigning champion Beau Greaves was far too strong for the courageous fighting Aileen de Graaf and with a 4:1 win for the second time in a row crowned herself women's World Champion. In the last final of the night Belgian Andy Baetens defeated with a dominant performance Chris Landman 6:1 to become the first ever Belgian World Champion.
Results Finals new
Statisticsnew
Report Finals Daynew



9. December
WDF World Championships 2023
Semi-Finals day in the Lakeside Country Club. In each of the two session one boy's semi-final, one women's semi-final and one semi-final of the men will take place.
While reigning women's champion Beau Greaves is still in the event men's champion Neil Duff was eliminated yesterday in the quarter-finals by Chris Landman.
Schedule, Results Semi-Finalsnew
Statisticsnew



8. Dezember
WDF World Championships 2023
In the last two women's second round matches yesterday Lisa Ashton and Kirsty Hutchinson prevailed. They will meet today in the quarterfinals. The men's winners were Jonny Tata, Dennis Nilsson, Chris Landman, Jelle Klaasen, Neil Duff and - in the last thrilling all American match - Danny Lauby.
Today both in the men's and the women's event the quarterfinals will be played - two each in both of the sessions. Both reigning champions will stand on stage in the evening session.
Schedule, Results Quarterfinalsnew
Statisticsnew



7. December
WDF World Championships 2023
On the fifth day of the tournament yesterday the last men's second round matches were won by Chris Landman, Thomas Junghans, Dennie Olde Kalter and Danny Lauby who today will return for their third round games. The first two third round matches in yesterday's evening session were won convincingly by Andy Baetens and Wesley Plaisier. The two second round matches of the Women's World Championships were won by Lorraine Winstanley and Aileen de Graaf.
In the women's event today the last two second round matches will be played and among others fourtimes world champion Lisa Ashton will stand at the oche. In the men's event the third round will be played to the end.
Schedule, Results Day 6new
Statisticsnew



6. December
World Series of Darts 2024
The PDC World Series of Darts next year will consist of seven international events and the final. The first event will be the Bahrain Darts Masters from 18. - 19. January. As well in January the Dutch Darts Masters will be played. End of May/beginning of June the US Darts Masters will follow. In June the Nordic Darts Masters and the Poland Darts Masters will take place, in August the Australian and the New Zealand Darts Masters. The conclusion will be the WSOD Final from 13. - 15. September in Amsterdam.
In each of the international events eight PDC players and eight regional representatives will take part.
World Series of Darts 2024



WDF World Championships 2023
Reigning champion Neil Duff prevailed yesterday with 3:1 over Moreno Blom but much more impressive and convincing was the former BDO World Champion Jelle Klaasen who defeated Swede Edwin Torbjörnsson in no time 3:0. Beside Alexander Merkx, Martyn Turner, Wesley Plaisier and Leonard Gates progressed in the men's event into the Third Round. Rhian O'Sullivan played in the women's evnt with 85.08 the so far second highest average and progressed together with Deta Hedman into the next round.
In the men's event today the last three Second Round and the first two Third Round matches will be played in which Andy Baetens and Wesley Plaisier will play against Gary Stone and James Richardson respectively. In the women's event the Secpond Round will continue.
Schedule, Results Day 5new
Statisticsnew



5. December
WDF World Championships 2023
Both Beau Greaves and Andy Beatens lived up to expectations on the first day of the second round of the World Championships in Lakeside. Reigning champion Beau Greaves gave a good playing Lorraine Hyde no chance and secured with an 88.79 average a 3:0 win. Number 1 seed Belgian Andy Baetens won his match against a courageous Sebastian Bialecki 3:0 with the so far highest average of the tournmant of 94.82. The other winners of the day were Paula Murphy in the women's event and James Richardson, Jim Widmayer, Gary Stone, Jonny Tata and Dennis Nilsson in the event of the men.
Today the second round will continue. Among others Deta Hedman and reigning champion Neil Duff will be on stage.
Schedule, Results Day 4new
Statisticsnew



4. December
WDF World Championships 2023
Today in the Lakeside Country Club the second round of the tournament will begin. Again an afternoon- and an evening-session will take place both with one women's- and three men's matches. The seeded players join the tournament and will play against the first round winners.
In the evening-session in the men's event the number 1 seed Belgian Andy Baetens and in the women's event the number 1 seed and reigning champion Beau Greaves will stand at the oche.
Yesterday the first round was played to the end. Leonard Gates played with 92.11 so far highest average of the tournament and progressed into the next round as did Liam Maendl-Lawrance, Edwin Torbjörnsson, Moreno Blom, Jarno Bottenberg, David Kirwan, Dennie Olde Kalter and Thomas Junghans. In the women's event Kirsty Hutchinson, Priscilla Steenbergen, Suzanne Smith and Nicole Regnaud progressed into the second round.
Participants, Schedule and Results Day 3new
Statisticsnew



3. December
WDF World Championships 2023
Yesterday in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the WDF World Championships 2023 began. Both the women and the men played matches of the First Round. The best men's match was the match between James Richardson and Christian Gödl which was won by Richardson with an average of 88.14 2:1. The other men's winners were Sebastian Bialecki, Ricky Naumann, Reece Colley, Dennis Nilsson, Jim Widmayer, Jonny Tata and Arjan Kontermann. The most convincing match of the women was the match between Paula Murphy and Almudena Fajardo - both with averages over 72. American Murphy won it and progressed as Veronika Ihasz, Aletta Wajer and Lorraine Hyde in the next round.
Today the tournament will continue and the First Round both of the women and the men will be played to the end.
Participants, Schedule, Resultsnew
Statisticsnew



Interview with Jim Widmayer
To tune in for the WDF World Championships which will begin on Saturday 2. December Global Darts made an interview with American Jim Widmayer. Widmayer - one of the few players who took part in the inauguralPDC World Matchplay and is still an active player will this year take part for the fourth time in the World Championship. Since this year he is the president of the ADO - American Darts Organisation.
To the Interview



30. November
PDC World Championship 2023/2024
The PDC by now published the schedule of the First and Second Round of the tournamentt. The First and Second Round will take place from 15. - 23. December.
As always the reigning champion will play his second round match on the first night - Michael Smith will play against Kevin Doets or Stowe Buntz who will open with their match the World Championship. Number 2 seed Michael van Gerwen will play on 19. December against the winner of the match between Keane Barry and Reynaldo Rivera while number three seed Luke Humphries will play on 17. December either against Lee Evans or Eric Sosing.
Schedule First and Second Roundnew



29. November
PDC Rankings
All PDC Rankings are on the final standings of the season.
PDC Rankings
The positions of the players qualified for the PDC World Championship in the complete PDC Order of Merit you can find here:
Participants PDC World Championship 2023/2024 in the Order of Merit



28. November
PDC World Championship 2023/2024
Yesterday in Barnsley the Tour Card Holders Qualifier for the PDC World Championship 2023/2024 took place. The four places in the field of participants on offer got Florian Hempel, Darren Webster, Boris Krcmar and Rusty-Jake Rodriguez. The field of participants of the World Championship was complete and the draw was made.
Reigning champion Michael Smith will begin his fight to defend the title in the second round against the winner of the first round match between Kevin Doets and American Stowe Buntz. Number two seed Michael van Gerwen will begin his campaign either against Keane Barry or Reynaldo Rivera while World Grand Prix, Grand Slam and Players Championship Finals winner Luke Humphries will start into the tournament against Lee Evans or Sandro Eric Sosing.
Participants, Draw First and Second Round



27. November
Humphries wins Players Championship Finals
In a close and highclass final an outstanding Humphries defeated with a comeback from 5:9 down reigning champion Michael van Gerwen with 11:9 and for the third time in two month won a PDC TV-Event. Van Gerwen threw a nine-darter in the final.
Humphries defeated on finals day James Wade and Ryan Joyce while van Gerwen prevailed over Stephen Bunting and Gabriel Clemens.
Report Finalnew
Statisticsnew
Schedule and Results Finals Day



Littler wins World Youth Championship
Luke Littler defeated in the final of the World Youth Championship Gian van Veen with 6:4 and is new PDC World Youth Champion. It was from both players a highclass final. By the win Littler secured a place in the PDC World Championship for which van Veen already is qualified by the Pro Tour Order of Merit. Beside both players got a place in the Grand Slam of Darts 2024.
Report and Statisticsnew



25. November
Players Championship Finals
Today the tournament in Minehead will continue. In the afternoon the second round will be played, tonight the third round will take place.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play against Ross Smith in the second round. Number 1 seed Gerwyn Price will clash with Kim Huybrechts.
Schedule and Results Second and Third Roundnew
Statisticsnew



24. November
Players Championship Finals
Richard Veenstra caused for the biggest upset of the first round today - he eliminated World Champion Michael Smith from the event. James Wade and Niels Zonneveld played with over 100 the highest averages. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen defeated Callan Rydz with 6:3 and progressed into the second round.
Results First Roundnew
Statisticsnew



23. November
Players Championship Finals
Tomorrow in Minehead the Players Championship Finals will begin. In an afternoon- and an evening-session the first round will be played.
In the PDC preview reigning champion Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Rob Cross have their say.
Previewnew



22. November
PDC World Championship 2023/2024
The West Europe Qualifier for the PDC World Championship was played at the weekend. The winner was Frenchman Thibault Tricole who won through a strong field of participants to win the final against Dutchman Wesley Plaisier. Tricole is the first Frenchman ever to qualify for the PDC World Championship.
Tricole was already qualified for the WDF World Championship at the start of December but decided in favour of the PDC World Championship. He will be replaced in the WDF World Championship by Englishman John Scott.
PDC World Championship - Participants, Schedulenew



Players Championship Finals
Danny Noppert withdrew from the Players Championship Finals due to the imminent arrival of his second child. For him young Irishman Dylan Slevin moved up, who will play instead of Noppert against Canadier Matt Campbell in the first round.
The detailed schedule of the first round of the event was published - reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will start his campaign to defend the title in the evening session on Friday on the main stage against Callan Rydz.
Participants, Schedule First Roundnew


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



19. November
Humphries wins Grand Slam of Darts
In a from both players highclass but slightly one-sided final Luke Humphries defeated Rob Cross with 16:8 and won his first Grand Slam title. Both players averaged over 103 but all in all Humphries scored better and had the higher hitting rate on the doubles.
Before Humphries defeated in the semi-finals James Wade with 16:10 while Cross prevailed with 16:13 over Stephen Bunting
Finals Day Results
Report and Statistics Finals Daynew



Grand Slam of Darts
In Wolverhampton today in an afternoon and an evening session semi-finals and final of the Grand Slam will take place.
In the afternoon in the first semi-final James Wade will meet Luke Humphries. After that Stephen Bunting will play against Rob Cross. Tonight the final will follow.
Schedule Finals Daynew



Grand Slam of Darts
The last two quarterfinals were quite one-sided matches. Neither Stowe Buntz nor Damon Heta could keep up their performances. So first Stephen Bunting defeated Buntz with 16:8 and after that Rob Cross Damon Heta with 16:6. Bunting and Cross progressed into the semi-finals.
Report and Statistics Quarterfinals 2 new



18. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Tonight in Wolverhampton again two quarterfinals will be played.
In the first match American debutant Stowe Buntz will meet Stephen Bunting. After that in the last quarterfinal Damon Heta will play against Rob Cross.
Schedule Quarterfinals 2, Results



Grand Slam of Darts
Both quarterfinals on the seventh day of the tournament in Wolverhampton were hard fougth and thrilling matches and both went quite similar. James Wade stormed against Josh Rock in the first quarterfinal into a 3:0 lead and for a long time stayed ahead before Josh Rock got the 11:10 and kept his lead till 15:12. The young player from Northern Ireland missed one matchdart and Wade came back and won a very close deciding leg. Gary Anderson as well had an early lead against Luke Humphries but Humphries too outrun him. Anderson for a short while got the lead back but it was Humphries who won the last three legs of the match.
Wade and Humphries will meeat in the semi-finals on Sunday.
Report and Statistics Seventh Day new



17. November
Grand Slam of Darts
In Wolverhampton the tournament will continue today with the first two quarterfinals.
In the first quarterfinal James Wade will play against Josh Rock. Iin the second quarterfinal Gary Anderson and Luke Humphries will clash.
Schedule Quarterfinals 1, Results



Grand Slam of Darts
With the exception of the last match the second second round night was not as highclass as the first but it was thrilling nevertheless. In the first match the dream debut of American Stowe Buntz continued - he defeated Andrew Gilding who was far from beeing clinical on his doubles and progressed as first American ever in the quarterfinals of the tournament. In the second match it was an under par Danny Noppert who experienced a lot of double trouble and Stephen Bunting sailed through. Damon Heta caused a big upset in the third match as he eliminated Michael van Gerwen with a convincing performance. A highclass and dramatic match between Rob Cross and Nathan Aspinall ended the night in which Cross prevailed 10:8.
Report and Statistics Sixth Day new



16. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Tonight the last four matches of the second round will take place.
Nathan Aspinall will open the night against Rob Cross. After that American debutant Stowe Buntz will play against Andrew Gilding. In the third match Danny Noppert and Stephen Bunting will meet. In the last match of the second round Michael van Gerwen will play against Damon Heta.
Schedule Sixth Day, Results



Grand Slam of Darts
On a thrilling and highlass second round night Josh Rock, James Wade, Gary Anderson and Luke Humphries progresssed into the quarterfinals. They won their matches against Krzysztof Ratajski, Chris Dobey, Gerwyn Price and Ryan Searle. Gary Anderson and Luke Humphries played outstanding and will meet in the quarterfinals as will Josh Rock and James Wade.
Report and Statistics fifth day



15. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Tonight the Knockout Phase will begin. Four matches will be played.
Josh Rock will open the night against Krzysztof Ratajski. After that James Wade will play against Chris Dobey. In the third match as in the final of 2018 Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson will clash. In the last match Luke Humphries and Ryan Searle will stand at the oche.
Schedule Fifth Day, Results



Grand Slam of Darts
Neither Beau Greaves nor Fallon Sherrock managed to win their deciding group matches - they lost to Rob Cross and Damon Heta who by this progressed to the next round. Stephen Bunting won the deciding match against Peter Wright who was eliminated from the event. Danny Nopper and Andrew Gilding as well won deciding matches to progress.
Report and Statistics Fourth Day
Group Tables E-H Final Standings



14. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Tonight the group will end with the third groud matches of Groups E-H.
From those groups Stowe Buntz, Michael van Gerwen and Nathan Aspinall already qualified for the next round. Out of the tournament are Dave Chisnall, Martijn Kleermaker and Ricardo Pietreczko. Among those who still have a chance to progress are Fallon Sherrock and Beau Greaves.
Schedule Fourth Day, Results



Grand Slam of Darts
Though there were some suprises in the final group matches of Groups A-D it was Ryan Searle who made the head lines. He threw against Nathan Rafferty a nine-darter to win the match 5:3. Gary Anderson and Luke Humphries won in Group C their matches and progressed. In Group A James Wade defeated reigning champion Michael Smith who by this was eliminated while Wade topped the group. As well from this group Krzysztof Ratajski is in the next round. From Group B Josh Rock and Chris Dobey are in the second round, from Group D beside Gerwyn Price Ryan Searle.
Report and Statistics Third Day
Group Tables A-D Final Standings



13. November
Grand Slam of Darts

Tonight the third and last group matches of Groups A - D will take place.
Not much is decided so far - only Gerwyn Price and Josh Rock are already through to the second round and Gian van Veen is already eliminated from the tournament.
Schedule Third Day, Results



Grand Slam of Darts
On the scond day again American Stowe Buntz surprised - he defeated Stephen Bunting as well and is one of five players who are already through to the second round after the second group matches. The others are Gerwyn Price, Josh Rock, Michael van Gerwen and Nathan Aspinall. Already out of the tournament are Gian van Veen, Dave Chisnall, Martijn Kleermaker and Ricardo Pietreczko. Kleermaker lost his second group match to Fallon Sherrock who by this still is able to progress as is Beau Greaves who with another strong performances defeated Pietreczko 5:1.
Report and Statistics Second Day
Group Tables



12. November
Grand Slam of Darts
The biggest upset of the first day of the tournament caused American debutan Stowe Buntz who stormed to a 5:1 win over number 2 seed Peter Wright. Buntz played with 102.28 the highest average of the day. All in all we did see quite a lot of close matches with 5:4 wins. Beau Greaves lost 4:5 to Nathan Aspinall while Fallon Sherrock only managed to win one leg against Michael van Gerwen.
Today the second group matches will be played again in an afternoon and an evening session. The losers of the groups will play one another and the winners will play the winners. In the afternoon groups B,D,F and H will stand on stage, tonight groups A,C,E and G.
Schedule Second Day, Results



11. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Today in Wolverhampton an afternoon - and an evening session will take place. In all groups the first group matches will be played - in the afternoon in Groups B,D,F and H, tonight in Groups A,C,E and G.
German debutant Ricardo Pietreczko will clash in the first match of the tournament in the afternoon session with Damon Heta. Reigning champion Michael Smith will play in the last match of the evening session against debutant Nathan Girvan.
Schedule First Day, Results
Group Tables
Statistics



10. November
Horvat wins Superleague
Dragutin Horvat defeated in the final of the PDC Super League Tour Card Holder Pascal Rupprecht with 8:3 and after 2017 for the second time takes part in the PDC World Championship in London. Before he defeated on finals day in the quarterfinals Nico Kurz and prevailed in the semi-finals over Lukas Wenig. Rupprecht defeated on his way to the final Daniel Klose and Kai Gotthardt.
Results



Grand Slam of Darts

Tomorrow in Wolverhampton the Grand Slam of Darts will begin.
It is difficult to spot a clear favourite, statistically Ross Smith was over the last few weeks the strongest player. But unfortunately he didn't manage to qualify for the Grand Slam...
Previewnew



PDC Europe Superleague
Last night the Last 16 matches took place and the primal twentyfour participants are now reduced to eight who fight for a place in the PDC World Championship: Lukas Wenig, Dominik Grüllich, Nico Kurz, Dragutin Horvat, Kai Gotthardt, Niko Springer and the two Tour Card holders Pascal Rupprecht and Daniel Klose who will clash in the quarterfinals. Most Last 16 matches were hard fought, only Pascal Rupprecht had a clear 6:1 win over Arno Merk.
Tonight the tournament will be played to the end.
Schedule



9. November
PDC Europe Superleague
The group phase of the tournament was played to the end yesterday and from each group the two last in the table were eliminated from the event.
Lukas Wenig is the only player who won all his group matches and he progressed into the last 16 as did Niko Springer who won nine of his ten matches. Among the 16 players who progressed is as well the former German number 1 Max Hopp.
Today the Last 16 will be played.
Schedule, Final Standings Groups



8. November
PDC Europe Superleague
Yesterday in Bitburg, Germany, this year's PDC Europe Superleague started with the group phase. The winner of the tournament will be rewarded with a place in the PDC World Championship.
Lukas Wenig and Dragutin Horvat won in their groups all five matches and now head Groups A and C. Pascal Rupprecht heads Group B with four wins. In Group D both Niko Springer and Nico Kurz won four matches, Springer is first in the table due to the better leg difference. Springer was the outstanding player of the first day - he not only won four of his matches but threw a nine-darter as well and twice played an average of over 100 in his matches.
Today the second day of the group phase will take place.
Superleague 2023



Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC published the Group Draw and the draw and schedule of the first group matches.
Reigning champion Michael Smith heads Group A to which beside him James Wade, Krzysztof Ratajski and debutant Nathan Girvan belong. He start his campaign in the evening session on Saturday against Nathan Girvan. The tournament will be opened in the afternoon session with the match between German Ricardo Pietreczko and Damon Heta in Group F.
Groups
Schedule First Group Matches



6. November
WDF World Championships 2023
All participants in the WDF World Championships 2023 are known. The tournament will be played from 2. - 10. December in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.
The WDF already published the draw and the schedule of the first and second round both of the women's and the men's event. Reigning champion Beau Greaves will begin her tournament in the second round against the winner of the match Lorraine Hyde v Laura Turner. Reigning champion Neil Duff as well starts in the second round . He will play either against Moreno Blom or against Gabor Takacs.
Participants, Schedule



3. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Today in Barnsley the Tour Card Inhaber Qualifier for the Grand Slam of Darts was played. The tournament will take place from 11. - 19. November in Wolverhampton. The qualifiers are: Danny Noppert, Stephen Bunting, Ryan Searle, Nathan Rafferty, Damon Heta, Steve Lennon, Martijn Kleermaker and Brendan Dolan. The field of participants is now complete.
Grand Slam of Darts



Players Championship Finals
After the last two Players Championships all 64 participants in the Players Championship Finales in Minehead are known. The draw already took place. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will start his campaign against Callan Rydz. Top seed Gerwyn Price will play against Ricky Evans first round. Peter Wright, Nathan Aspinall, Mensur Suljovic and Mervyn King didn't manage to qualify.
Players Championship Finals



Price and Chisnall win in Barnsley
Gerwyn Price and Dave Chisnall won in Barnsley the last two Players Championships of the year.
Gerwyn Price won the 29. Players Championship and defeated in the final Dave Chisnall with 8:3. Rob Cross and Damon Heta stood in the semi-finals.
Dave Chisnall won on Thursday the 30. and last Players Championship - he defeated in the final Jim Williams with 8:4. Beside Gian van Veen again Damon Heta reached the semi-finals. For Chisnall it was the fifth win on the Pro Tour this year. Ricky Evans threw a nine-darter in the first round.



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