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16. September
Nordic Darts Masters - Preview
Tomorrow in Copenhagen the Nordic Darts Masters will begin, an event of the PDC World Series of Darts 2021. Eight PDC players will play against eight Nordic and Baltic qualifiers.
In the PDC preview Fallon Sherrock and World Cup Champion Peter Wright have their say.
Preview



14. September
Nordic Darts Masters
The PDC announced the schedule for the Nordic Darts Masters which will be played on 17. and 18. September in Copenhagen. The Nordic Darts Masters are part of the PDC World Series.
On Friday the first round will take place, on Saturday quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will follow. The tournament will be opened by the match between Dimitri van den Bergh and Swede Johan Engström, who was part of Team Sweden in the PDC World Cup last weekend.
Schedule



Cancellations
Due to the ongoing Corona pandemiv the WDF cancelled this year's World Masters which was planned at the beginning of December in Assen( Netherlands.
The DDV had to cancel two more ranking tournaments. Neither the ranking event in Steinfurt in September for the event planned in October in in Hamburg will take place.



Results...
Winners of the New Zealand Open were Haupai Puha and Desi Mercer.
In the inaugural Salavaen Cup in Russia Boris Koltsov and Elena Shulgina won the titles.
The EDO English National Singles were won this year by Fallon Sherrock and Neil Duff from Northern Ireland. The singles titles of the EDO England Open went to Deta Hedman and Belgian Brian Raman. Anastasia Dobromyslova in both events reached the final. The youth titles of the England Open won Luke Littler and Paige Pauling. The men's pairs won Chris Grannell/Joshua Burksfield, the women's pairs the pair Fallon Sherrock/Corrine Hammond. Neil Duff beside won the men's Pentathlon as well.
In Germany a youth event of the DDV took place - the Kings Cup. Wiebke Riemann and Lucas Nietsche won the singles titles. The pair Klupsch/Sönnichsen won the girl's pairs. The boy's pairs won the pair Schmutzler/Bollmann.



12. September
Scotland wins World Cup
In a thrilling final, in which unexpected the number 6 seed Team Scotland met the unseeded Team from Austria, Team Scotland celebrated after three singles and one doubles match a 3:1 win and for the second time won the World Cup. Mensur Suljovic got in his single against John Henderson the only point for Austria. It was a deserved win of the Scots who convinced with good performances, team spirit and often with strength of nerve.
In the semi-finals Team Austria won commandingly 2:0 against Team England and so for the first time reached the World Cup final. Team Scotland came through a very close semi-final against reigning champion Team Wales which was only decided in the deciding leg of the doubles match.
Results
Reportnew



PDC World Cup - Finals Day
Today in Jena the tournament will be played to the end.
In the afternoon the quarterfinals took place, tonight semi-finals and final will follow.
While Team Austria prevailed in the close quarterfinal over Team Northern Ireland and for the first time progressed into the semi-finals the German team lost against the clearly better Team England and was eliminated. Reigning champion Wales won with 2:0 against Team Australia though both Welshman didn't show their best performances. In the last quarterfinal Team Netherlands and Team Scotland met. The Scottish team won with the last dart and a real team achievement the deciding doubles match with 4:3 to reach the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals tonight first Team Austria will play against the number 1 seed Team England. In the second semi-final reigning champion Team Wales will meet Team Scotland.
Schedule



11. September
PDC World Cup - Day 3
While seven of the seeded teams - among them the reigning champion and the German team - progressed into the quarterfinals, the Belgian team was elimnated by an again confident playing Team Austria. Both the German team, which like its opponent Team Japan showed a weak performance, and reigning champion Team Wales needed a double to reach the next round. In the double again Lithuania gave Wales a hard time, especially Darius Labanauskas sticked to his guns. But it was Wales who managed to cross the finishing line first after Gerwyn Price hit the Double 4 in the deciding leg.
Results



PDC World Cup
Today in an afternoon and an evening session the second round will be played. Each match will consist of two Singles in the format Best of Seven Legs followed by a pairs match in the same format should it be necessary. In the afternoon session of the seeded teams Northern Ireland, England, Australia and Belgium will stand at the oche. In the evening session the other four seeded teams Scotland, Germany, Netherlands and Wales will play their second round matches.
Number 1 seed Team England will play in the afternoon session against South Africa. The reigning champion Team Wales will take in the evening session on Lithunia.
Today's Schedule, Results



10. September
PDC World Cup - Tag 2
On the second evening of the first round again all four seeded teams won their matches though Team Northern Ireland only just won the match against Hong Kong. All four seeded teams played rather patchy. All in all tonight the performances of all teams were weaker and less convincing than last night. Only Team Spain - which lost to - South Africa and Team Austria - which won against a disappointing Team Philippines - played averages of just over 90. Home Nation Germany won 5:3 against Canada with an average of 85.31.
Results
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC World Cup
Tonight the last eight matches of the World Cup will take place. The seeded teams today will be Host Nation Team Germany, Team Northern Ireland, Team Begium and the number 1 seed Team England. Beside we will see among the unseeded teams Team Portugal with Jose de Sousa and Jose Marquez who will play against the Team Republic of Ireland with William O'Connor and Steve Lennon.
Tonight's Schedule



9. September
PDC World Cup - Day 1
The first night of the PDC World Cup was without upsets and we did see only one really close match - the match between Gibraltar and Singapore. Gibraltar was at the start the dominating match but Singapore won in the end with a 116 Finish by Paul Lim with 5:4. The four seeded teams - among them reigning champion Wales - had no problems to win their matches. But the match of the night was a match between two unseeded teams - the match between the team of the Czech Republic and Team Poland. Both teams averaged over 100 but nevertheless the Czechs had no chance against Krzysztof Ratajski and Krzysztof Kciuk and lost with 2:5. Another unseeded impressive team was Team USA which demolished Sweden 5:1.
Results
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC World Cup
In the Sparkassen Arean in Jena tonight the first eight first round matches of the event will take place. All first round matches are double matches in the short format First of Five Legs. From the seeded teams, which play in the second half of the night, Scotland, the Netherlands, reigning champion Wales and Australia will stand at the oche.
Tonight's Schedule
And here you can find the PDC Preview, in which Gerwyn Price, John Henderson and Dave Chisnall have their say:
PDC Preview



8. September
PDC World Cup
Tomorrow in Jena, Germany, the PDC World Cup will begin in which 32 teams from around the world participate.
Last year the Welsh team von the tournament which is to be sure one of the strongest teams this year again and one of the favourites to win. What about the other teams and who might be other favourites?
Preview



7. September
PDC World Cup
The PDC announced the participants in the PDC World Cup and the draw for the first round of the tournament which will begin on Thursday in Jena, Germany.
Reigning champion Wales (Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton) - the number 2 seed - will play in the first round against the Team from Finland (Marko Kantele, Veijo Viinikka). Number 1 seed is Team England (James Wade, Dave Chisnall) which will meet in the first round Team Brazil (Diogo Portela, Artur Valle). The Dutch Team (Michael van Gerwen, Dirk van Duijvenbode) is the number 3 seed and will start in the tournament against the Team from Denmark (Andreas Toft Joergensen, Nils Heinsoe)
Team Croatia had to withdraw due to an illness of Boris Krcmar and will be replaced by Team Greece (John Michael, Veniamin Symeonidis).
Participants, Draw, Schedule



6. September
PDC Challenge Tour
Both on the European and on the UK Challenge Tour at the weekend the last six events were played.
On the European Challenge Tour Jose Justicia, Toni Alcinas, Steven Noster, Sebastian Bialecki, Matt Campbell and Luc Peters got one win each. Matt Campbell heads with all in all three wins the table.
On the UK Challenge Tour Martin Thomas, Matthew Dennant, Reese Robinson, Nathan Rafferty, James Richardson and Cameron Menzies were the winners. Jim Williams managed to stay at the head of the ranking.
Challenge Tour 2021



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order auf Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the Hungarian Darts Trophy.
The two Challenge Tour Order of Merits were updated as well and are now on the final standings of 6. September.
PDC Rankings
European Tour 2021



5. September
Price wins Hungarian Darts Trophy
After an enormous improvement in form in the semi-finals and in the final Gerwyn Price won the Hungarian Darts Trophy with an 8:2 finals win over Michael Smith. In the final he played with 108.74 the highest average of the tournament. In the semi-finals stood Jose de Sousa and Luke Humphries. The most convincing young and upcoming player was Adam Gawlas who lost in the quarterfinals a close match against Jose de Sousa. Michael van Gerwen - who had been so impressive yesterday - was eliminated in the third round by Brendan Dolan.
Results
Statistics
Report Finals Daynew



Hungarian Darts Trophy
Today in Budapest the Hungarian Darts Trophy will be played to the end. In the afternoon the third round will take place, tonight quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final will be played.
Before the evening session started yesterday officals and players payed a tribute to Kyle Anderson, who recently passed away.
While both Peter Wright and world champion Gerwyn Price were far from their best despite winning their matches unseeded Luke Humphries and seeds Michael van Gerwen, Nathan Aspinall, Joe Cullen and Michael Smith progressed with impressive performances. With Jonny Clayton, Mensur Suljovic, Devon Petersen, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Krzysztof Ratajski five of the seeds lost in the second round - four against young and upcoming players.
As William Borland has withdrawn due to a personal family issue Peter Wright receives a bye in the third round.
Schedule



4. September
Hungarian Darts Trophy
On the first day of the Hungarian Darts Trophy the upcoming young players William Borland, Keane Barry, Lewis Williams, Keane Barry and Adam Gawlas impressed who all won their first round matches. The only average over 100 on the first day played Ross Smith at his win over Peter Strbik.
Today the first round winners will play against the seeded players. World Champion Gerwyn Price will meet Dutchman Richard Veenstra who won against Keegan Brown in the first round.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



3. September
Hungarian Darts Trophy
Today in Budapest the Hungarian Darts Trophy will begin, the first European Tour Event of the year. Danny Noppert, one of the seeded players, withdrew short notice as his father passed away. Due to this William O'Connor gets a bye in the first round.
Today only the qualifiers stand at the oche - among them players like Adrian Lewis and Steve Beaton.
Schedule, Results



World Series
The PDC published the participants and the draw of the first round of the Nordic Darts Masters. The event - part of the World Series - will be played on 18. and 19. September in Copenhagen. Fallon Sherrock will be among the PDC participants and will play Niels Heinsoe - a Nordic und Baltic qualifier in the first round.
Draw first round



27. August
European Championship

The European Championship this year will take place from 14. - 17. October in the Salzburg Arena in Salzburg.
Tickets are already on sale by the PDC Europe .
European Championship



24. August
Kyle Anderson passed away
The darts world mourns for Kyle Anderson who shockingly passed away today only 33 years of age.. The Australian ony retourned his Tour card in January as ge had decided no longer to play on the tour but to stay in Australia to have more time for his family., weil er nicht mehr auf der tour spielen wollte sondern lieber in Australien bei Anderson qualified seven times for the PDC World Championship and took part in many other PDC tournaments as well.he won a PDC Players Championship and in 2017 the Auckland Darts Masters, an event of the World Series of Darts. 2014 Anderson threw a nine-darter during the PDC World Championship which made him well-known.
Our thoughts are with his family.



23. August
PDC Development Tour
At the weekend both at the European Development Tour as on the UK Development Tour the first six events of the year took place.
The European Development Tour was dominated by Austrian Rusty-Jake Rodriguez who won three of the events. The other three winners were Jurjen van der Velde, Kevin Doets and Niels Zonneveld. Rusty-Jake Rodriguez heads the European Development Tour Order of Merit.
On the UK Development Tour Dom Taylor was similar succesful. He only won one of the events but stood four times in a final. Beside Taylor Reece Colley, Keelan Kay, Liam Meek, Nathan Rafferty and Bradley Brooks all won one of the events. Dom Taylor heads the UK Development Tour Order of Merit.
Development Tour



19. August
Women's Series Rescheduled
As for the Women's Series in Niedernhausen on 28. and 29. August the number of entries was low - only 22 - this part of the Women's Series was cancelled.
Beside most entries were from UK players and so the Niedernhausen events were added to the two UK weekends in Milton Keynes and in Barnsley. In Milton Keynes on 25. and 26 September the Events 1 - 6 will take place, in Barnsley on 23. and 24. October the Events 7 - 12.
PDC Women's Series



18. August
Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC today announced the qualification criteria for this year's Grand Slam of Darts which will take place from 13. - 21. November in Wolverhampton.
By this some of the participants are already known. The tournament tickest are now on general sale.
Here you find the qualification criteria and the already known participants:
Grand Slam of Darts



10. August
European Tour
Yesterday in Milton Keynes the Associate Members UK Qualifier for the European Tour Events in Hungary and in Gibraltar took place.
For the Hungarian Darts Trophy, which will be played from 3. - 5. September in Budapest, Thomas Lovely qualified, for Gibraltar Adam Smith-Neale. As for the Hungarian Darts Trophy the Host Nation Qualifier already was played - the qualifiers were Gabor Jagicza, Peter Strbik, Janos Vegsö and Jozsef Rucska - the field of participants of the first European Tour Event is complete.
Hungarian Darts Trophy



9. August
PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Milton Keynes the first six events of the PDC UK Challenge Tour were played.
The events were won by Darren Beveridge, Jim Williams, Jim McEwan, Adam Smith-Neale, Shaun McDonald and Jamie Clark gewonnen. Jim Williams beside reached the quarterfinals of the fourth and the sixth events and the final of the third event and now heads the UK Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Challenge Tour



6. August
PDC Rankings
After the Super Series 6 the PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



5. August
Wright wins last Super Series 6 Event
On the last day of Super Series 6 Peter Wright won the 23. Players Championship of the year, he defeated Jonny Clayton in the final with 8:7. So all three Super Series 6 finals went all the way into a deciding leg. The semi-finals reached James Wade and Jamie Hughes.
Results
Reportnew



3. August
Searle wins Players Championship 22
Today Ryan Searle won in Barnsley the second Players Championship of Super Series 6. As yesterday it was a very close final in which in the end Searle won the deciding leg and defeated Peter Wright with 8:7. For Searle it was the second Pro Tour title. In the semi-finals stood Dimitri van den Bergh and Martin Lukeman.
Ron Meulenkamp threw in the first round against Rusty-Jake Rodriguez a nine-darter but lost the match.
Results



Grand Slam of Darts
The Grand Slam of Darts will this year return to Wolverhampton and will take place in front of a crowd again in the Aldersley Leisure Village. Tickets will be on sale from next week Monday.
The tournament will be played from 13. - 21. November.
Grand Slam of Darts



2. August
Price wins Players Championship 21
Gerwyn Price won the first Players Championship of Super Series 6. In a very close final he prevailed thans to a senstional comeback 8:7 over Damon Heta. For the World Champion it was the first tournament win since March. The semi-finals reached Ian White and Krzysztof Ratajski.
Keegan Brown had with 115.24 in his opening match against Dirk van Duijvenbode the highest average of the day.
Results
Reportnew



Results...
Winners of the John Wilkie Memorial in Wellington, New Zealand, were Ben Robb and Wendy Harper. The men's event of the Charlotte Open was won by Jules van Dongen who quailifed at the same weekend by the ADO Qualifier for the World Masters as well. Paula Murphy won the women's event, the youth titles went to Ryan Avellino and Aaja Jalbert.
In Slovenia, which only joined the WDF in 2020, the Slovenia Open was played - the first ever tournament in Slovenia which counted for the world ranking. With Benjamin Pratnemer and Mojca Muzic the men's and the women's event both were won by players from Slovenia. Romanian Laszlo Kadar and Hungarien Veronika Ihasz were the winners of the Apatin Open in Serbia.



1. August
Super Series 6
Tomorrow in Barnsley the Super Series 6 will begin.
Till inculding Wednesday Players Championships 21, 22 and 23 will be played.
Again several Tour Card Inhaber will not take part. They will be replaced by Associate Members according to the Qualifiyng School Order of Merit.
Two boards will be streamed live every day on PDCTV .
Participants



28. July
PDC Women's Series
In 2021 again a PDC Women's Series will be played, by which the two places for women in the Grand Slam of Darts and in the World Championship will be allocated. All in all three weekends with 12 events will take place, the first one in Niederhausen in Germany, the other two in Milton Keynes and Barnsley in England.
PDC Women`s Series



26. July
PDC World Championship 2021/2022
The World Championship 2021/22 will be played from 15. December 2021 to 3. January 2022 in the Alexandra Palace in London.
The priority sale for PDCTV annual subscribers started today, the General Sale will begin on 29. Juli at 12 noon GMT.
PDC World Championship 2021/2022



Changes Super Series
There were a few date changes in the PDC Calendar. A third Players Championship was added to Super Series 6 to replace the Tour Card Qualifier for the planned ET Events 4+5. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions the European Tour Events are put on hold. Super Series 7 will be played as planned - but now with the Players Championships 24 - 27. Super Series 8 in November as well will consist only of three Players Championships followed on 5. November by the Grand Slam Tour Card Holder Qualifier.
Super Series 6 - 8



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



25. July
Wright wins World Matchplay
Peter Wright defeated Dimitri van den Bergh and for the first time won the World Matchplay. Wright dominated the match from the start with another superbe display though van den Bergh improved during the game. But van den Bergh missed a lot of doubles while Wright both scored well and finished well and so became the deserved tournament winner.
Report, Statisticsnew



24. July
World Matchplay - Day 8, Semi-Finals
Tonight the semi-finals of the World Matchplays were played in Blackpool. In the first semi-final reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh and Krzysztof Ratajski stood at the oche. Van den Bergh had a slow start into the match and Ratajski was in the lead. But van den Bergh improved a lot while his usually so clinical opponent had a lot of double trouble. In the end a deserved 17:9 win for the Belgian.
In the second semi-final the world number two Peter Wright and the world number three Michael van Gerwen met. Wright dominated the even more high class match from the start. In the middle of the match van Gerwen had a very strong phase but Wright prevented he could draw and then commandingly carried through. He won with 17:10.

In the final reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh and World Number 2 Peter Wright will meet. The final begins at 20.30 BST.

Results
Report, Statisticsnew



23. July
World Matchplay - Day 7
In Blackpool today the last two quarterfinals took place. In the first match Peter Wright and Michael Smith met and though the statistics of the two players look very similar it felt like a one-sided match dominated by Wright who won it 16:7. In the last quarterfinal Michael van Gerwn played against Nathan Aspinall. It was the weakest of all four quarterfinals and far from thrilling. Both players never really were in the match and had a lot of double trouble. In the last few legs it improved sligthly and van Gerwen progressed with a 16:9 win into the semi-finals.
Results
Report, Statisticsnew



22. July
World Matchplay - Day 6
Tonight in Blackpool the first two quarterfinals took place. In the first match Krzysztof Ratajski and debutant Callan Rydz met - at first a quite lame match. But Ratajski improved, dominated clearly and won 16:8. Much more thrilling and from both high class was the second match between the reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh and the World Champion Gerwyn Price. Especially van den Bergh showed an impressive performance and won in the end deserved and clear with 16:9.
Results
Report, Statistics
Result Table



World Matchplay - Day 5
The second night with second round matches of the World Matchplay started with the first match that went into over time - in the end Michael Smith prevailed 13:11 over Jose de Sousa. The following match between Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall was as well high-class, close and thrilling, but Aspinall kept his nerve and won it 11:9. Michael van Gerwen won a not as thrilling match against Ian White with an over 100 average 11:8, both players experienced some double trouble but van Gerwen managed to improve in the second half of the match. In the final match of the night an outstanding Peter Wright had not many problems against Joe Cullen and won with 11:5.
Results
Report, Statistics



20. July
World Matchplay - Day 4
Today in Blackpool the first four matches of the second round took place and the night started with a surprise win of Callan Rydz over Rob Cross. It was a quite evenly matched game but Rydz hit his doubles much better then his opponent and so progressed at his debut in the quarterfinals. The following match was quite similar - this time it was Krzysztof Ratajski who was more clinical on the doubles and Luke Humphries had no chance at all. In the all Welsh clash between Jonny Clayton and Gerwyn Price the world champion dominated and he won 11:3 against his fellow country man. The last match of the night was a hard fought battle between reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh and Dave Chisnall - van den Bergh scored better while Chisnall finished better. In the end van den Bergh won with 11:8.
Results
Report, Statistics
Result Tablenew



World Matchplay - Day 3
On the last first round day with Daryl Gurney another seeded player was eliminated - he lost 7:10 to Ian White. The other matches were in parts close and hard fought. Nathan Aspinall had after the first break a lot of problems with Mervyn King but won nevertheless with 10:6, Michael van Gerwen had a rather weak start into his match against Damon Heta but finally managed a 10:7 win. Gary Anderson as well didn't play his A game, but Stephen Bunting today was not able to match him - a 10:5 win for Anderson.
Results
Statistics



19. July
World Matchplay - Day 2
On the second day of the World Matchplay - on which an afternoon- and an evening-session were played - again with the exception of James Wade and Glen Durrant the seeded players prevailed. Wade lost with 3:10 against Luke Humphries - who had with 101.08 the highest average of the day -, Glen Durrant had a lot of double trouble and lost 6:10 to Callan Rydz. The only German participant Gabriel Clemens never was in the match and had no chance against Jose des Sousa. Similar dominant was Peter Wright against Danny Noppert.
Results
Statistics



17. Juli
World Matchplay - Day 1
Today in Blackpool the first day of the World Matchplay took place. Four first riund matches were played. All four matches were won by the seeded players. The evening started with narrow wins of Dave Chisnall against Vincent van der Voort and of Jonny Clayton against Dirk van Duijvenbode. Quite clear was the win of Gerwyn Price against Jermaine Wattimena - the World Champion had a slow start but then dominated the match. In the last match of the night reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh had no problems to defeat Devon Petersen.
Results
Statistics



16. July
World Matchplay - Preview

In the PDC Preview on the tournament reigning champion Dimitri van den Bergh and the players Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton and Michael van Gerwen have their say who all belong to the circle of favourites for the tournament win.
Preview



World Matchplay
Tomorrow the World Matchplay will begin in Blackpool.
This year again there will be several debutants who qualified for the first time for the tournament.
In the preview they and the chances are discussed:
The Debutants



Andy Fordham passed away

The BDO World Champion 2004, a very popular player and a legend of the sport, passed away on Thursday. Fordham - who qualified by the qualifier for the PDC Grand Slam of Darts 2015 - was one of the players invited to play in the World Senior Darts Championship 2022.




12. July
World Matchplay
After Super Series 5 the field of participants was complete. Mensur Suljovic had to withdraw due to medical reasons. He will be replaced by Jermaine Wattimena.
The draw already took place and by now the PDC published the detailed schedule as well. Reigning Champion Dimitri van den Bergh will play in the last match of the opening night against Devon Petersen. World Champion Gerwyn Price will play ín the penultimate match of the first night against Jermaine Wattimena.
Schedule, Participants



European Tour
By the Tour Card Holders Qualifiers last Friday Rob Cross, Simon Whitlock, Keane Barry and Florian Hempel qualified for all three European Tour Events.Among those qualified twice are Steve Beaton, Mervyn King and Vincent van der Voort.
European Tour Qualifiers Results
ET 1 Hungarian Darts Trophy
ET 2 Gibraltar Darts Trophy



PDC Rankings
After the Super Series 5 the PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



9. July
Wright wins Players Championship 20
Peter Wright won the last event of Super Series 5 and defeated Michael van Gerwen in the final 8:2. Wright had dominated the day and van Gerwen had despite his 106.27 average in the final no chance. The semi-finals reached James Wade and Jose de Sousa.
Gabriel Clemens and Kim Huybrechts threw a nine-darter in their first round matches.
Today in Coventry the Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the first three European Tour Events will beplayed. They will not be streamed but you can follow them by the Live Ticker on Dart Connect .
European Tour Qualifiers
Report Players Championship 20new



8. July
Maiden Ranking Title for Ross Smith
Winner of the 19. Players Championship was Ross Smith who defeated Brendan Dolan in the final with 8:4. It was not only Smith first PDC ranking title but his first win over Dolan as well. In the semi-finals stood Ryan Joyce and Dimitri van den Bergh who threw in his Last 16 match against Jonny Clayton a nine-darter.
Today Super Series 5 will end with the 20. Players Championship. Again two boards will be streamed live but already from 12.00 on PDCTV .
Super Series 5, Results
Reportnew



7. July
Maiden Ranking Title for Dobey
Chris Dobey won the 18. Players Championship in a very close final against Jose de Sousa who was off-target with several matchdarts. For Dobey it was the maiden ranking title. The hard-fought semi-finals reached Ryan Searle and Maik Kuivenhoven.
Today Super Series 5 will continue with the 19. Players Championship. Again two boards will be streamed live but already from 12.00 on PDCTV .
Super Series 5, Results
Reportnew



6. July
Win for Bunting in 17. Players Championship
For the first time in five years Stephen Bunting won a Pro Tour Event. He defeated in the final of the 17. Players Championships Dimitri van den Bergh with 8:4. The semi-finals reached Gerwyn Price and Jose de Sousa.
Today Super Series 5 will continue with the 18. Players Championship. Again two boards will be streamed live from 14.00 on PDCTV .
Super Series 5, Results
Reportnew



More PDC Events announced
As the PDC announced this year some more Super Series will be played with ten further werden in diesem Jahr noch weitere Super Series Players Championships. On the 2. and 3. August the Players Championships 21 and 22 followed by two more European Tour Tour Card Holders Qualifiern on 4. August. From 19. - 22. October Players Championships 23 - 26 will be played, from 2. - 5. November Players Championships 27. - 30 followed by the Grand Slam Tour Card Holder Qualifier - played on 5. November as well.
The TCH Qualifier for the World Championship will take place on 29. November.
All tournament mentioned above will be played in the Metrodome in Barnsley.
Beside the PDC announced that this year's World Grand Prix will not take place in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin as the Convention Centre is at the moment used by health services. The tournament instead will take place from 3. - 9. October in der Morningside Arena in Leicester. Tickets will go on sale on 12. July. .
Tournament Calender



European Tour
After the Challenge Tour in Niedernhausen the three Associate Members qualifiers for the ET Events 1 - 3 were played. In each qualifier one tournament place was on offer. The qualifiers were Richard Veenstra, Kenny Neyens and Danny van Trijp.
Hungarian Darts Trophy
Gibraltar Darts Trophy



5. July
Super Series 5
Today in Coventry Super Series 5 will begin. Till including Thursday every day one Players Championship will be played. On Friday the Tour Card holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 1 - 3 will follow.
Again some Tour Card holders will be absent and will be replaced by Associate Members.
Again each day two boards will be streamed live on PDCTV On the first threee days the events will start at 14.00, on Thursday at 12.00. The ET qualifiers will not be streamed.
Super Series 5, Participants, Results
Participants Tour Card Holder Qualifiers



PDC Challenge Tour
Canadian Matt Campbell was the most successful player of the first weekend of the European Challenge Tour - he won two events and now heads the table. One of the events won Kevin Doets, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Steven Noster and Kenny Neyens. Christian Kist threw a nine-darter in his semi-finals win over Steven Noster in the second event.
Challenge Tour
Ranking after the first weekend



2. July
European Tour
The PDC announced first dates for the European Tour 2021. The first tournament of the European Tour will take place from 3. - 5. September in Budapest, the second from 24. - 26. September in Gibraltar. The Associate Members Qualifiers for ET 1-3 will be played following the first tournament weekends of the European and der UK Challenge Tour. The Tour Card holders qualifiers will take place on 9. July after Super Series 5 in Coventry.
Last year World Champion Gerwyn Price won the first European Tour Event.
European Tour
Hungarian Darts Trophy
Gibraltar Darts Trophy



PDC Challenge Tour
Today in Niedernhausen in Germany the first European Challenge Tour weekend of this year's two-part Challenge Tour begins. Till Sunday night six Challenge Tour events will be played.
You can follow the events by Dart Connect, but they will not be streamed. You can find the draw and the results PDC Home Page as well.
Challenge Tour



29. June
PDC News
So far nothing is known about this year's European Tour but the PDC now announced that both subsequent to the European Challenge Tour in Niedernhausen on 5. July and subsequent to the UK Challenge Tour on 9. August in Milton Keynes three Associate Members qualifiers each for European Tour events will take place.
The events of the American Championship Darts Corporation will from this year be streamed live on PDCTV .



28. June
The Sport of Darts in the UK
After the end of the BDO by now other organisations took over the tasks and tournaments. While the amateur World Championshi will as World Masters in future will be organised by the WDF, the EDO - England Darts Organisation - will continue many of the former BDO/WDF events. For the grass root players and the leagues now the UKDA - United Kingdom Darts Association - will be responsible.
EDO
UKDA



24. June
Results...
After the long Corona break in June the first WDF tournaments took place. The Canterbury Open in New Zealand were won by Landon Gardiner and Judy Fenton. Wayne Warren and Nicole Regnaud were the champions of the New Zealand Masters. Winners of the Gibraltar Open were Gavin Smith and Laura Turner. Cayden Smith won the youth event. The titles of the International Youth Challenge in Balatonelle/Hungary got David Balogh and Tamara Kovacs. Winners of the Cherry Bob International in Fort Lauderdale in the USA were Jules van Dongen and Dani Warmack. The youth events were won by Kaden Anderson and Aja Jalbert.
On the JDC Tour tournaments were played as well. Leighton Bennett and Connor Hopkins won on the Advanced Tour. Cayden Smith and Pim van Pijnen won the Foundation Tour events.



21. June
PDC World Matchplay
As in the UK due to the the spreading Delta variant the restrictions were prolonged till the 19. July it might be the crowd capacity will have to be reduced for the first two days of the event.
After the Super Series 4 there were a few changes in the field of participants. How it looks now before the Super Series 5 - the last which counts for the tournament - you can find here:
Schedule, Participants



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and theer Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after Super Series 4.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



17. June
Wright wins last Super Series 4 Event
Peter Wright won the 16. Players Championship - the last of Super Series 4 - with a 8:4 win over Luke Humphries. It was a really strong day from Wright who played in many of his matches averages of over 100. For Wright it was the second title of the year. in the semi-finals stood Callan Rydz and Dirk van Duijvenbode.
Super Series 4, Results
Reportnew



Super Series 4
TodaySuper Series 4 is played to the end with Players Championship 15. Play will commence at 12 BST.
Glen Durrant will not be in Milton Keynes today - has has withdrawn due to confidence issues. Mark McGeeney and Kirk Shepherd already withdrew yesterday. McGeeney had to isolate as he had been in close contact to a person tested positive with Covid 19. Why Shepherd withdrew is not yet known. Michael van Gerwen will not be in action today either.
Again two boards will be streamed live - from 12 BST - on PDCTV .



16. June
Another win for de Sousa
Jose des Sousa won the 15. Players Championship in Milton Keynes as well - his second Pro Tour win in a row. In the final of a close match he defeated Ryan Searle with 8:7. In the semi-finals stood Stephen Bunting and Rob Cross who had defeated in the last 16 a tired looking Michael van Gerwen. It was Cross first win in three years over the Dutchman.
Today it was Ian White who threw in the second round a nine-darter against Ron Meulenkamp.
Super Series 4, Results
Reportnew



15. June
De Sousa winner of 14. Players Championship
Jose des Sousa won todays final with 8:6 against Michael van Gerwen. For de Sousa it was already the second Pro Tour win this year while van Gerwen still has to wait for his first tournament win in 2021. The semifinals reached Gabriel Clemens and Gary Anderson.
Both Jim McEwan and Geert Nentjes threw a nine-darter today.
The day started with sad news - former referee Bruce Spendley, 80, passed away.
Super Series 4, Results
Reportnew



Super Series 4
Today Players Championship 14 will take place. Nathan Aspinall received a positive Covid-19 test and will miss the last three days of Super Series 4 as will Keane Barry who was a close contact to Aspinall after their first round match.
Again two boards will be streamed live on PDCTV .



14. June
Cullen wins Players Championship 13
Today in Milton Keynes the Super Series 4 started with the 13. Players Championship of the year.
Joe Cullen won with the final 8:6 against Gerwyn Price, for Cullen it was already the second Pro Tour win of the year. In the semi-finals stood Michael van Gerwen and Premier League Champion Jonny Clayton.
At his first round loss against Justin Pipe Ron Meulenkamp threw a nine-darter. As well in the first round Jose des Sousa played against William Borland a sensational average of 127.0.
Super Series 4, Results
Reportnew



9. June
Super Series 4
Next Monday - the 14. June - in Milton Keynes Super Series 4 will begin. Till Thursday - the 17. June - Players Championships 13 - 16 will be played. All count for the qualification for the World Matchplay.
The PDC now published the list of participants. Again several Tour Card Card holders will miss out, among them Max Hopp, who recovers from torn ankle ligaments. They will be replaced by Associate Members.
Super Series 4, Participants



Adam "Thorn" Smith around the World

Adam spends a last day in CloudBridge and still is exploring the area. Beside he workd on a special dart board as a farewell gift to his hosts.
"Darts can save the World



8. June
Changes Super Series 5
As in Bolton,where the Super Series 5 originally should have been played, the Delta variant of the Covid virus increases the Covid cases, Super Series 5 will be moved to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Beside the dates were changed from 6. - 9. July to the 5. - 8. July.
On Friday the 9. Juli in the same venue three European Tour Qualifiers for the Tour Card holders shall take place. Further information will follow.
Super Series



WDF Rankings
The WDF Rankings were updated.
WDF Rankings



7. June
WDF News
As the WDF announced the first WDF World Championship - successor of the BDO World Championships - will be played from 1. - 8. January 2022. It will include events for men, women and youth and it will return to the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green where the BDO World Championships took place for many years. The last BDO World Champions - Wayne Warren and Mikuru Suzuki already have a place in the tournament as have Ross Montgomery, Aileen de Graaf, Jim Williams and Beau Greaves.
From this month onwards WDF ranking events will resume. The Tournament - Calender was updated.



DPA Satellite Tour
This weekend again on DPA Satellite Tour in Queensland and South Australia a tournament weekend took place. In Queensland Bill Aitken and Matt Mullen were the winners. In the South Australia Bubble Robert Modra won both events.



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



1. June
News...
Today starts the ticket sale for the from Modus Darts and Jason Frasier planned World Seniors Darts Championship. The tournament will be played from 3. - 6. February in the Circus Tavern in London. Among others Phil Taylor will take part in the event.
On the DPA Satellite Tour two more tournament weekend were played and produced four different winners. In der Western Australia Bubble Brenton Lloyd and Koha Kokiri won a tournament each, in the New South Wales Bubble it were Dave Marland and Mitchell Clegg.



Dartoids World
Dartoid has in his new column a view on the World Seniors Darts Championship as well. He is looking forward to it - but why didn't one invite the American legend Larry Butler? Butler took part in several PDC and BDO events: for example he won in 1994 World Matchplay, stood in the quarterfinales of the PDC World Championship 1996 and was 2015 the runner up in the World Masters...
The World Seniors Dart Championship deserves massive support. And Larry Butler!



28. May
Clayton wins Premier League
With an 11:5 win over Jose de Sousa Jonny Clayton won the Premier League. It was from both players a high-class match but Clayton was far more clinical on his doubles.
Before Clayton defeated in an outstanding match Michael van Gerwen with 10:8. De Sousa prevailed in a nervous and a little bit scappy close match 10:9 over Nathan Aspinall.
It was the first time in the history of the Premier League that the fourth in the table won the event and it was the first time that van Gerwen as head of the table lost in the semi-finals.
Results
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
Today in Milton Keynes the semi-finals and the final of this year's Premier League will take place.
In the first semi-final head of the table Michael van Gerwen and the fourth in the table Jonny Clayton will meet. In the first half of the season Clayton defeated van Gerwen with 7:3, in the second half of the season van Gerwen took revenge and won 8:5.
In the second semi-final second in the table Jose de Sousa will clash with third in the table Nathan Aspinall. In the first half of the season they drew 6:6, in the second half od the season - last night - de Sousa won clear with 8:3.
After a break the final will follow.
Schedule, Results



27. May
PDC Premier League - Sixteenth League Day
Jonny Clayton secured with a 8:6 win over Dimitri van den Bergh on the last League Day of Premier League the last place among the Top Four and will play tomorrow in the first semi-final against Michael van Gerwen. Michael van Gerwen won with the same result against Peter Wright and stays head of the table. The match between Gary Anderson and James Wade was won by Wade with 8:6 as well which meant that Wright due to the leg difference ended the season behind Wade on the seventh place of the table. Jose des Sousa won his match against a nervous and not really focussed looking Nathan Aspinall with 8:3 and swapped the place in the table with his opponent - the debutant ended the season in second place. Aspinall will get already tomorrow the chance to redeem himself as he will meet de Sousa in the second semi-final. De Sousa delighted the crowd today with a 120 finish with three times double 20.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
On the last League Day of Premier League Premier League it will be decided who'll get the fourth Play-Offs place and so the match beween the direct rivals Jonny Clayton and Dimitri van den Bergh will be in the limelight. Beside the final standings of the ranking will be decided.
James Wade and Gary Anderson will meet in the opening match of the night. After that Nathan Aspinall and Jose des Sousa will meet - with a big win Aspinall could replace van Gerwen as head of the table. Next on will be van Gerwen against Peter Wright and to be sure Wright will intend to win that match as well. In the last match of the night Jonny Clayton and Dimitri van den Bergh will clash.
Schedule



26. May
PDC Premier League - Fifteenth League Day
While Nathan Aspinall got by a draw against Gary Anderson one point and qualified for the Play-Offs and Jose de Sousa is - thanks to his leg difference - as well through to the Top Four despite losing to Michael van Gerwen, the decision who will be the fourth player in the Play-Offs will only be made tomorrow in the match of the direct rivals Jonny Clayton and Dimitri van den Bergh. Michael van Gerwen cemented with his win over de Sousa his first place in the table. Peter Wright won 8:5 over Jonny Clayton, but can't qualify any longer for the Play-Offs. Dimitri van den Bergh and James Wade drew 7:7.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
Penultimate Premier League Day and so far only Michael van Gerwen has guaranteed a place in the Play-Offs. Nathan Aspinall and Jose des Sousa sit in the places two and three of the table with only one point less - both can join van Gerwen in the Play-Offs by picking up a point today. Jonny Clayton at the moment is fourth in the table and Dimitri van den Bergh with one point less fifth. Should Clayton win today and van den Bergh lose Clayton is in the Play-Offs. Peter Wright on sixth place has still an outside chance should he win his two remaining matches and the other results go his way. Jonny Clayton today will play against Peter Wright, Dimitri van den Bergh will meet James Wade, who can't qualify for the Play-Offs, Nathan Aspinall will play against Gary Anderson who cannont qualify either and in the last match of the night Jose des Sousa will meet Michael van Gerwen.
Schedule



25. May
PDC Premier League - Fourteenth League Day
As on the 13. League Day today again the player with the highest average lost his match - Dimitri van den Bergh played an average of 106.97 but lost nevertheless 8:5 against Peter Wright who by this still has a slight chance to reach the Play-Offs. Michael van Gerwen returned after his 8:4 win over Gary Anderson to the first place in the table. The first match of the night between James Wade and Nathan Aspinall ended in a draw. Jonny Clayton couldn't keep up yesterday's performance and lost with 5:8 against Jose de Sousa.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
Tonight the battle for the Play-Off places will go on. Especially Peter Wright and James Wade need every point to get into the last four. Wright will play against Dimitri van den Bergh, Wade against Nathan Aspinall. In the first half of the the season Wade lost to Aspinall while Wright managed a draw against van den Bergh. Beside Michael van Gerwen will play against Gary Anderson and - in the match of the night - Jose des Sousa will meet Jonny Clayton.
Schedule



24. May
PDC Premier League - Thirteenth League Day
On the 13. League Day of Premier League Gary Anderson played with 104.48 the highest average of the night but couldn't hit his doubles and lost with 1:8 to an again strong playing Jonny Clayton. Almost as clear - with 3:8 - Michael van Gerwen lost to Nathan Aspinall and was replaced by his opponent due to the leg difference as head of the table. Jose de Sousa convinced in front of a crowd as well and defeated Dimitri van den Bergh with 8:6. In the last match of the night last in the table Peter Wright won 8:4 against second to last James Wade.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



23. May
PDC Premier League
Tomorrow the last block of Premier League will begin. The League Days 13 - 16 will be played from 23. - 26. May again in the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. On 27. May the Play -Offs will take place. But there's be a big difference - for this last block and for the Play-Offs the crowd will be back!
Here you can find an overview of the starting situation of the eight players before the crunch time of the tournament:
Unibet Premier League Play-Offs race



14. May
Performance Grip Shafts
While the Darts Performance Centre so far confined itself to develop and bring on the market highclass and inexpensive darts fo players of all levels, it now offers as well an own brand of shafts to match those darts - and all other darts as well.
Here you can find a review:
Performance Grip Shafts



11. May
PDC Challenge Tour and PDC Development Tour
As the PDC announced both the Challenge Tour and the Development Tour will be this year - because the travel difficulties due to the Corona pandemic - split into an UK and an European Tour which will consist of six events each.
The rankings will be split in an UK and an European Ranking for both tours as well. Both the first in the rankings of the UK and the European Tour will get a place in the PDC World Championship and a Tour Card.
The European Challenge Tour and the European Development Tour will be played in Niederhausen. The UK Tours will be played with the exception of one Development Tour block - which will take place in Barnsley - in Milton Keynes.
Challenge Tour 2021
Development Tour 2021



Championship Darts Circuit
The American Championship Darts Circuit will return as well and the USA dates were already announced. Dates in Canada are planned but could not be confirmed yet due to the continued COVID restrictions.
Championship Darts Circuit 2021



10. May
PDC World Matchplay
The World Matchplay will take this year from 17. - 25. July again in Blackpool in den Winter Gardens - and for each session a crowd up to 2000 will be allowed.
How the list of participants looks now - two more Super Series will be played before - you can find here:
Schedule, Participants



7. May
PDC Premier League - Twelfth League Day
After his convincing 8:3 win over James Wade, who had with 110.28 the highest average of the night, Michael van Gerwen will go with a two points lead as head of the table in the last Premier League block. Jose de Sousa defeated an once again out of form Peter Wright with 8:1. Jonny Clayton battled against Nathan Aspinall and won with 8:6 in a match in which both players had a lot of double trouble. In the last match of the night an impressive Gary Anderson stormed passed Dimitri van den Bergh with a 107.85 average and a hitting rate on the doubles of 80 percent - he won 8:4.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
The 12. League Day is the last League Day of this block. After it another break will follow before the Premier League will be played from 24. - 28. May in a last block to the end - with a crowd.
Tonight Jose de Sousa will play against Peter Wright who urgently needs a win, Michael van Gerwen will meet James Wade, Jonny Clayton will play against Nathan Aspinall and in the last match of the night Dimitri van den Bergh and Gary Anderson will meet.
Schedule



6. May
PDC Premier League - Eleventh League Day
After the 11. League Day of Premier League three players combined head the table - Nathan Aspinall, Michael van Gerwen and Dimitri van den Bergh all have 15 points and are only seperated by the leg difference.
Dimitri van den Bergh defeated Nathan Aspinall in the first match of the night 8:6, the Belgian was slightly more clinical on the doubles. The second match between James Wade and Jose des Sousa ended in a 7:7 draw - de Sousa threw a lot more 180s while Wade had its advantages in finishing. The all Scottish battle was won 8:3 by a strong playing Gary Anderson, who played with 104.63 the highest average of the night. Peter Wright had obviously problems with his shoulder. The last match of the night was the weakest of the League Day - Michael van Gerwen won it while for Jonny Clayton not much worked out.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
After his defeat on the 10. League Day it's tight for Gary Anderson to get into the Play-offs. Today he should win his match against his fellow country man Peter Wright. But Wright has only one point more than Anderson and as urgently needs to win...A similar constellation we see for the match between James Wade and Jose de Sousa - both are not under the top four and only one point seperates the two... Beside tonight Jonny Clayton will meet Michael van Gerwen and head of the table Nathan Aspinall will play against Dimitri van den Bergh.

Schedule



5. May
PDC Premier League - Tenth League Day
On the tenth League Day of Premiere League some players couldn't keep up their performances from before the break. The biggest problems had Gary Anderson against a solid playing Jose de Sousa and he lost with 3:8. With the same result Dimitri van den Bergh lost in the best match of the night against Michael van Gerwen who played one of his strong games tonight. James Wade had not as many problems against Jonny Clayton but scored not good enough and lost with 5:8. In the last match of the night in which both players were far from their best Nathan Aspinall defeated Peter Wright with 8:5 and now heads the table with a margin of two points before Michael van Gerwen who sits in second place.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
Tonight the second half of the season starts with the 10. League Day.Only eight players are still in the event and though only four matches will be played. It looks like another interesting night as the battle for the play-off places intensifies. But the match in the limelight will be the match between Dimitri van den Bergh and Michael van Gerwen. In the first half of the season their clash ended in a draw.
Schedule



4. May
PDC Premier League

Tomorrow the second half of the Premier League will begin - time for a review of the first half of the season and a preview of the things to come.
The second half of the Premier League begins!














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