News 2021 - January - September

28. September
World Grand Prix
The PDC now published the detailed schedule of the first round of the tournament.
The tournament will be opened on Sunday, 3. October with the match between Martijn Kleermaker and Mervyn King. Reigning champion Gerwyn Price will play his first round match against Michael Smith on 3. October as well.
Schedule First Round



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the Gibraltar Darts Trophy.
PDC Rankings
European Tour 2021



27. September
European Championship
After the Gibraltar Darts Trophy all 32 participants in the European Championship - which will be played from 14. - 17. October in the Salzburg Arena in Salzburg - are known. The PDC already published the match pairings of the first round.
Reigning champion Peter Wright will play in the first round against German Florian Hempel. World Champion Gerwyn Price will compete against Ritchie Edhouse in the first round.
European Championship



World Grand Prix

After the Gibraltar Darts Trophy the field of participants of the World Grand Prix, which will take place from 3. - 9. October this year in Leicester is known. The draw was already published. Reigning champion Gerwyn Price will begin his campaign against Michael Smith.
First Round Draw, Participants



26. September
Price wins Gibraltar Darts Trophy
An on the finals day outstanding Gerwyn Price demolished in the final Mensur Suljovic with 0:8 and for the first time won the Gibraltar Darts Trophy.
In the semi-finals stood Nathan Aspinall and Simon Whitlock. Michael van Gerwen lost in a highclass and close quarterfinal to Gerwyn Price.
Report Finals Day
Schedule, Results
Tournament Statistics



PDC Women's Series
In all three Women's Series Events today in the final Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton met. Twice Ashton won, in the third final Fallon Sherrock prevailed who by this headed the ranking of the weekend and got the first Grand Slam place.
The next and last Women's Series weekend will take place on 23. and 24. October in Barnsley. There the second Grand Slam place is on grab by the weekend ranking while by the overall Women's Series ranking two places in the PDC World Championship will be allocated. At the moment Lisa Ashton and Fallon Sherrock have the best chances to get those World Championship places.
Women's Series Milton Keynes, Participants, Results
Ranking
Report







Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today is the last day of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy. In the afternoon-session the third round will be played. Tonight the quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final will follow.
From the seeded players yesterday Dirk van Duijvenbode, Michael Smith, Jonny Clayton, Devon Petersen and Peter Wright - who lost against an outstanding Callan Rydz - were eliminated. Reigning champion Krzysztof Ratajski won against Ryan Searle and will today play against Adam Smith-Neale.
The Gibraltar Darts Trophy is streamed live.
Schedule, Results
Tournament Statistics



PDC Women's Series
The Women's Series in Milton Keynes will go on today with three more events. After the sixth event tonight it will be known who will get the first Grand Slam place. The best chances at the moment has Fallon Sherrock who won two of yesterday's events. Lisa Ashton won the opening event yesterday.
The Women's Series is streamed live.
Women's Series Milton Keynes, Participants, Results



25. September
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
On the second day of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy the second round of the tournament is played. The first round winners play against the seeded players. Again an afternoon- and an evening-session with eight matches each take place.
In the last match of the afternoon reigning champion Krzysztof Ratatjski won with 6:3 against Ryan Searle.
The Gibraltar Darts Trophy is streamed live.
Schedule, Results
Tournament Statistics



PDC Women's Series
Today in Milton Keynes the first three events of the Women's Series take place. the participants play for places in the PDC World Championship and in the Grand Slam.
The Women's Series is streamed live.
Women's Series Milton Keynes, Participants, Results



24. September
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Today the Gibraltar Darts Trophy will begin - the second and last European Tour Event this year.
As always on the first day the first round will be played in an afternoon- and an evening session in which only the qualifiers will take part.
Last night the Home Nation Qualifier for the event took place and Justin Broton, Dyson Parody, Craig Galliano and Justin Hewitt secured a place in the tournament.
The Gibraltar Darts Trophy wwill be streamed live .
Schedule, Results
Tournament Statistics



23. September
PDC Women's Series
This weekend the first six events of the PDC Women's Series will take place in Milton Keynes in der Marshall Arena. All in all seventy women registered, most of them from the UK.
The PDC now published the list of participants. The Women's Series will be streamed live .
Women's Series Milton Keynes



22. September
News...
As the PDC announced today the Gibraltar Darts Trophy - which will be played from 24. - 26. September- will be the last European Tour Event this year. But next year the European Tour is supposed to return with 13 events.
The PDC Europe announced a changed schedule for the European Championship from 14. - 17. October. Now the first round will be played in two evening-sessions on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday the second round will follow played in an afternoon - and an evening-session On Sunday in the afternoon-session the quarterfinals will take place, in the evening session semi-finals and final. Already bought tickets for the first planned afternoon-session on Friday are now valid on Saturday afternoon.



Championship Darts Circuit
The American part of the Championship Darts Circuit was played to the end last weekend in Philadelphia. Three events took place with three different winners: Adam Sevada, Seth Stefano and Kevin Luke. Danny Lauby heads the point ranking and by this is qualified for the PDC World Championship 2021/22.
The Canadian World Championship representative will be known after the last three events in Canada in October. At the moment Jeff Smith sits in the first place of the ranking.
Championship Darts Circuit



18. September
Van Gerwen wins Nordic Darts Masters
With a 11:7 win over Fallon Sherrock in the final of the Nordic Darts Masters Michael van Gerwen won his first title in ten months. It was not an easy win for the Dutchman who had to come from behind against a strong playing Sherrock to win.
Before van Gerwen prevailed in a high class semi-finale - in which both players averaged over 100 - with 11:7 against Jonny Clayton while Sherrock defeated in the other semi-final - which was not as good but very tight - Dimitri van den Bergh with 11:10.
Results, Statistics
Report Finalnew



Nordic Darts Masters - Day 2
Today the event will be played to an end in Copenhagen. In the afternoon the quarterfinals will take place, tonight semi-finals and final.
Gerwyn Price had to withdraw due to a recurrence of an elbow injury so his opponent Fallon Sherrock gets a bye and progresses into the semi-finals.
Schedule



17. September
Nordic Darts Masters - Day 1
Tonight in Copenhagen the first round of the Nordic Darts Masters was played. With the exception of Nathan Aspinall all PDC players won their matches. Aspinall lost to the Latvian Madars Razma an evenly matched game with 4:6. Michael van Gerwen had against Darius Labanauskas in the last match of the night a lot of problems and just won 6:5. Fallon Sherrock won her match against Niels Heinsoe with 6:1. The highest average of the night played Jonny Clayton with 99.10. He won 6:0 against Ivan Sprinborg Poulsen who only convinced with his walk-on.
Results, Statistics
Report Day 1



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
Report



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, Report



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, Report



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 Day



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.
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
Report



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.
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!



29. April
More Super Series' announced
As the PDC announced today before the World Matchplay in July two more Super Series will take place.
From 14. - 17 June in the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes Super Series 4 will be played. From 6. - 9. July Super League 5 will take place in the im University of Bolton Stadium in Boltont. Both Super Series will consist of four Players Championships each. Both Series count of the qualification for the World Matchplay.
Super Series



PDC Premier League
The PDC now published the detailed schedule for the second half of the Premier League till the Play-Offs.
The second half of the season will be played in two blocks too behind the closed doors of the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. The first block will be played from 5. - 7. May. The League Days 13 - 16 will follow from 24. - 27. May.
The season will end with the Play-Offs on 28. May.
The last block from 24. - 27. May and the play-offs will be played in front of a crowd. Up to 1000 fans will be allowed each night.new
Schedule



28. April
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the Super Series 3.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



27. April
Van den Bergh wins last Super Series 3 Event
Dimitri van den Bergh defeated in the final of the 12. Players Championhip today in Niedernhausen Dirk van Duijvenbode with 8:7. It was the first Pro Tour win for van den Bergh. In the semi-finals stood Danny Noppert and Robert Thornton, who was one of the Associate Members who replaced a missing Tour Card holder in the tournament. Krzystztof Ratajski threw at his first round win over Keane Barry a nine-darter.
Reportnew
Results



26. April
Van Duijvenbode wins Players Championship 11
The 11. Players Championship today had an all Dutch final between zwischen Dirk van Duijvenbode and Martin Kleermaker in which in the ende van Duijvenbode prevailed with 8:6. Für van Duijvenbode it was the first win on the Pro Tour. In the semi-finals stood Andy Boulton and Brendan Dolan.
Reportnew
Results



25. April
Michael Smith wins wins Players Championship 10
Michael Smith won today's Players Championship - he defeated in the final Ross Smith with 8:5. In the semifinals stood Berry van Peer and Aaron Beeney - for both players it was the first Pro Tour semi-final. Yesterday's winner Jose des Sousa threw in the Last 16 against Jermaine Wattinmena a nine-darter and played an unbelievable 117 average in the match. Stephen Bunting threw a nine-darter in his second round match.
Report
Results



24. April
De Sousa wins Players Championship 9
Jose de Sousa won today the first event of the Super Series 3 in Niederhausen, the ninth Players Championship of the year. In the final he defated Luke Humphries with 8:1 and an unbelievable average of 114. He showed strong perfromances all day. In the semi-finals stood Dimitri van den Bergh and Krzystztof Kciuk. Nathan Aspinall threw against Andy Boulton a nine-darter.
Report
Results



23. April
PDC Super Series 3
Tomorrow in Niederhausen in Germany the third PDC Super Series of the year will begin and till Tuesday the Players Championships 9-12 will be played.
Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic which makes travelling difficult not all Tour Card holders will come to Germany. Among others Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and James Wade will not take part. The field of participants will be filled up to 128 with players from the Qualifying School Order of Merit.
Super Series 3, Participants
Pro Tour



22. April
PDC Premier League - Judgement Night
In this year's Judgment Night in the first match the two players met who were already eliminated - Rob Cross won the match and the reigning champion returned home without a single point. All other matches were already battles for the play-off places. First Jonny Clayton defeated Michael van Gerwen who had again one of his weaker nights. After that Gary Anderson - who had a bad nigth as well - had no chance at all against Nathan Aspinall. Jose des Sousa surprisingly snatched a point against Peter Wright who first looked like the clear winner. In the last match of the night we saw a hight-class clash between Dimitri van den Bergh and James Wade who had the slower start in the match but got stronger and stronger. It ended in a well deserved draw.
The Premier League now takes another break. It will return on 5. May.
Results, Table
Statistics, Report



Schindler wins PDC Europe Super League
With a 11:10 win against Florian Hempel Martin Schindler won the PDC Europe Super League and secured by this his playce in the PDC World Championship. It was a close match in with both players missed a few matchdarts before Schindler managed to hit a Double 8 in the deciding leg. In the semi-finals Schindler prevailed as close over Max Hopp - Schindler scored better, Hopp was more clinical on the doubles. In the other semi-final Florian Hempel won 10:7 against Dragutin Horvat - it was a patchy match from both players.
Results



21. April
PDC Premier League - Eigth League Day
Beside Glen Durrant Rob Cross is already before the Jugement Night out of this year's Premier League - he lost with 5:7 against Nathan Aspinall - while Peter Wright escaped the relegation zone with his 7:1 win over Glen Durrant. James Wade played a third outstanding match in a row and moved up to the fourth place in the table. Beside Michael van Gerwen prevailed over Jose de Sousa who missed some chances against the strong playing Dutchman and the head of the table Dimitri van den Bergh won against Gary Anderson in the weakest match of the night in which both players experienced a lot of double trouble.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Hylo PDC Europe Super League
In the quarterfinals Martin Schindler was the outstanding player - with an average of over 100 and a 9:1 win against Niko Springer he progressed into the semi-finals. Thanks to his better timing and some double trouble of his opponent Max Hopp with a 9:4 win over Christian Bunse progressed into the semi-finals as well. The other two semi-finalists will be Dragutin Horvat who eliminated Nico Kurz who won the Super League in the last two years and Florian Hempel who won a very close match against Lukas Wenig with 9:8.
Results Quarterfinals, Schedule Semi-Finals



20. April
PDC Premier League - Seventh League Day
Glen Durrant is after todays defeat by Jose de Sousa already before Judgment Night out of this year's Premier League. Who will be the second player elimnated on Judgement Night is not yet decided but after tonight Peter Wright on the eighth place of the table and Rob Cross on place nine are at risk while James Wadewith the best average of the night of 106 and a 7:4 win against Wright for today left the danger area. He now has seven points - just one less than Gary Anderson who got a draw against Michael van Gerwen - Jonny Clayton and Jose de Sousa. At the head of the table nothing is decided yet either - Dimitri van den Bergh heads after his 7:4 win over Rob Cross today with ten points the table, on the places 2 and 3 folllow Nathan Aspinall and Michael van Gerwen both with nine points each.
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Hylo PDC Europe Super League
From Group 1 of the main round Martin Schindler, Christian Bunse, Nico Kurz and Florian Hempel progressed into the quarterfinals, from Group 2 Lukas Wenig - who lost only one of his fourteen matches in this round - Dragutin Horvat, Max Hopp and Niko Springer.
Final Standings Groups Main Round, Schedule Quarterfinals



PDC Premier League
On the seventh League Day of Premier League Glen Durrant has to win his match against Jose des Sousa will he want to have a chance to stay in the league after the Judgement Night on Thursday. Beside Rob Cross will meet Dmitri van den Bergh, Nathan Aspinall will play against Jonny Clayton, Peter Wright against James Wade and in the last match of the night Michael van Gerwen will play against Gary Anderson - all matches which promise an interesting evening!
Spielplan, Results



Barry Hearn steps aside
As the PDC announced Barry Hearn will step aside as Chariman of the Matchroom Sport Group to become president in an advisory role. His successor as Chairman will be his son Eddie Hearn who till now was Chairman of the PDC and of Matchroom Boxing. Frank Smith will be his successsor for Matchroom Boxing. Steve Dawson will be the new chairman for World Snooker. Matthew Porter, the PDC's CEO, will now be the chairman for Matchroom Multi Sport as well and Barrie Hearn's daughter Katie will become CEO of Matchroom Media.



Hylo PDC Europe Super League
Today the main round of the Hylo PDC Europe Super League will be played to the end. The top four of the two main round groups will progress into the quarterfinals.

Group Schedule



19. April
PDC Premier League - Sixth League Day
The sixth League Day of Premier League was another unpredictable night and several players experienced double trouble. Gary Anderson won an evenly matched game against Rob Cross, Jose de Sousa gewann won a high class match against James Wade. Dimitri van den Bergh surprised with a win over Jonny Clayton - Clayton was won of the players who couldn't hit his doubles. Michael van Gerwen prevailed in a weak match over Glen Durrant despite his problems on the doubles. In the last match of the night Nathan Aspinall defeated Peter Wright with 7:3.
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Hylo PDC Europe Super League
Today the main round of the Hylo PDC Europe Super League started. Martin Schindler had another good day gut and heads after five wins from seven matches the table of the Main Group 1. Head of the table of the Main Group 2 is Lukas Wenigwho won all his seven matches. Florian Hempel threw today a nine-darter.

Group Tables Main Round



PDC Premier League
Tonight the second block of Premier League will begin which ends on 22. April with the Judgement Night. After it the two players on the last places of the table will be eliminated.
Head of the table Jonny Clayton will play tonight against the second of the table Dimitri van den Bergh. Third of the table Nathan Aspinall will play against Peter Wright. Last in the table Glen Durrant will play against Michael van Gerwen, debutant de Sousa, who sits at the moment in the penultimate place of the table, will play against James Wade and the match between Rob Cross and Gary Anderson will open the night.
Schedule, Results



18. April
Hylo PDC Europe Super League
Today the Preliminary round of the Hylo PDC Super League was played to the end. Best player of this round was Martin Schindler who was the only player who won all his ten matches and played with 91.09 the highest overall average. Already out of the tournament are among others the Tour Card Holders Steffen Siepmann and Robert Marijanovic. Tomorrow the main round will begin.
Finals Standings Group Tables, Main Round Groupsnew



15. April
Hylo PDC Europe Super League
On Saturday the Hylo PDC Europe Super League will begin in Niedernhausen. It will be played over the weekend till next week Thursday, the winner qualifies fro the PDC World Championship 2021/22.
Hylo PDC Europe Super League, Group Tables after the first daynew



12. April
World Series of Darts Update
As last year the World Series of Darts this year again due to the Corona Pandemic will only be played very shortened. Only Nordic Darts Masters im September in Copenhagen and the Final in October are scheduled. But the PDC already announced the dates of the US Darts Master, the Nordic Darts Masters, the New South Wales Darts Masters and the New Zealand Darts Masters 2022.
World Series of Darts



9. April
Premier League - 5. League Day
The most thrilling match tonight was the match between Michael van Gerwen and Nathan Aspinall which ended in a hard fought draw. Aspinall had with 105.38 the highest average of the League Day. Glen Durrant lost against James Wade as well and stays without a point on the last place of the table. Dimitri van den Bergh looked tired and had not many chances against Jose de Sousa - he had to accept his first defeat and instead of him now Jonny Clayton heads the table with a one point lead. Clayton prevailed 7:4 over Gary Anderson. Beside Peter Wright was a 7:5 winner over Rob Cross.
The first block of the tournament is over - the Premier League will continue on 19. April.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
Last day of the first Premier League block. To be sure it will be another thrilling and surprising night. First Gary Anderson and Jonny Clayton will meet - might be another draw? So far Anderson is very consistent while Clayton played not quite as well yesterday as on the days before. Then we have Peter Wright against Rob Cross - Wright is not Mr.Steady while Cross seems to improve and to get more confident. Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall will be next - to be sure an interesting match. James Wade v Glen Durrant in the penultimate match - will Durrant able to step up his game? And in the final match Dimitri van den Bergh v Jose de Sousa. Both are to be sure an enrichment for the Premier League!
Schedule, Results



8. April
Premier League - 4. League Day
On the fourth League Day it was Jose de Sousa who threw a nine-darter. But he had to be content in the end with a draw against Nathan Aspinall and he now sits with two points on the second to last place in the table. Dimitri van den Bergh hold his ground with a draw - and the highest average of the night of 101.02 - against Peter Wright and still heads the table. Beside we saw a surprise defeat of Jonny Clayton who lost to Rob Cross, an even more surprising, but deserved defeat of Michael van Gerwen who lost to James Wade and in the last match of the night another bitter defeat for Glen Durrant who this time lost to Gary Anderson.
Results, Table
Statistics, Berichtnew



PDC Premier League
Tonight the fourth League Day of Premier League will be played and it will start with the head of the table Dimitri van den Bergh against a yesterday strong playing Peter Wright. In the second match the yesterday outstanding Jonny Clayton will stand against Rob Cross at the oche before we will see Jose des Sousa clash with Nathan Aspinall - that could be a realy thrilling match. After that James Wade will play versus Michael van Gerwen. Wade is not yet arrived in the tournament while van Gerwen turned up in old strength. In the last match of the night the till now luckless Glen Durrant will meet the yesterday luckless Gary Anderson - should Durrant not be able to improve a lot he probably will not be able to collect a point against Anderson.
Schedule, Results



7. April
Premier League - 3. League Day
The third night started with a strong performance from Michael van Gerwen who didn't give a good playing Rob Cross a chance. But the real highlight of the evening was the last match of the night between Jose de Sousa and Jonny Clayton. Clayton displayed a firework of 180s, threw a nine-darter and won despite de Sousa's 108.48 average - the highest of the night - deservedly 7:3. In between were a for Glen Durrant bitter whitewash by Dimitri van den Bergh - who now heads the table - and wins for Peter Wright - who played much better than yesterday - and Nathan Aspinall.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
The third League Day offers interesting fixtures - among others the all Scottish clash between Gary Anderson and Peter Wright. In which form Wright will turn up today against his so far strong playing fellow countryman? To be sure James Wade was not happy with his performance yesterday - how will he present himself today against Nathan Aspinall who was defeated yesterday as well? Beside Rob Cross will play against Michael van Gerwen - another intriguing clash. Glen Durrant today has to play against Dimitri van den Bergh. The reigning champion certainly is desperate to win his first point... The night will end with Jose de Sousa v Jonny Clayton - will Clayton stay unbeaten?
Schedule, Results



6. April
Premier League - 2. League Day
The second League Day was not as high class as the first. The best performance of the night showed Dimitri van den Bergh who defeated Nathan Aspinall with 7:5 and played an average of 103.7. Other winners of the night were Gary Anderson in a hard fought match against Jose de Sousa, Jonny Clayton who had no problems at all against Glen Durrant, Rob Cross against James Wade who was far from his best, and - in the from both players weakest match of the night - Michael van Gerwen against Peter Wright, who didn't score well and had a lot of double trouble.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Premier League
Today on the second day of the Premier League the clash between Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen will be in the limelight - especially after all the verbal exchange between the two players. When you look at yesterday's averages it probably will be a close affair with an advantage at Wright due to his outstanding hitting rate on the doubles. The other matches could be rather close too only Glen Durrant will have to improve a lot to have a chance against Jonny Clayton.
Schedule



5. April
Premier League - 1. League Day
On the first League Day of Premier League Nathan Aspinall was the only winner - he defeated Glen Durrant - who showed the weakest performance of the night - with 7:3. The other four matches ended with a draw. All four matches were high class and the debutants Jose de Sousa, Jonny Clayton and Dimitri von den Bergh convinced as well. The best match of the night was the match between Peter Wright - who impressed with a hitting rate on the doubles of 100 percent - and Jonny Clayton, who played with 105.56 the highest average of the night.
Results, Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Wade to replace Price
Even before the first dart of the Premier League was thrown we already have the first upset: Gerwyn Price was tested positive for Covid 19 and is replaced by James Wade. Wade is the highest ranked player in the PDC Order of Merit previously not in the Premier League.
So of course we'll not see on the first League Day tonight a repeat of the World Championship final but James Wade will play against the runner-up Gary Anderson. The match between Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant, a repeat of last year's final, will open this year's season. Beside Rob Cross will play against Jose de Sousa, Peter Wright against Jonny Clayton and in the last match of the night Michael van Gerwen will meet Dimitri van den Bergh.
Schedule



4. April
PDC Premier League
Tomorrow this year's Premier League will begin behind the closed doors of the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Again the Premier League will be affected by the Corona pandemic. Beside there could be another problem this year - only a few of the players taking part so far this year showed convincing performances...
Who will win?



29. March
Hylo PDC Europe Super League
The Super League again this year has to adapt to the challenges of the Corona pandemic and again changed the format. The number of participants was increased to 24, players among the Top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit no longer can take part and the tournament will not be played as a series of weekend events but a a tournmanet with preliminary, main and final round from 17. - 22. April in the H+Hotel in Niedernhausen. But still the winner will get a place in the PDC World Championship.
Hylo PDC Europe Super League



25. March
PDC World Cup
As the PDC announced this year the PDC World Cup will take place from 9. - 12. September in Jena, Germany.
Whether it can be played with a crowd or not is not yet foreseeable and further details relating the participant are not yet known either.
Schedule



22. March
PDC Premier League
As the PDC anounced today the second half of the Premier League will be played in the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes as well though there might be still the option that a crowd will be allowed nearer the end.
Again the League Days will be played in two blocks - League days 10 - 12 from 5. - 7. May, League Days 13 - 17 including the Play Offs from 24. - 28. May.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information



20. March
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the Super Series 2.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



19. March
PDC Super Series 2 - Day 4
On the last day of Super Series 2 Peter Wright returned into the winner's circle and won Players Championship 8. He defeated in the final world champion Gerwyn Price deservedly with 8:3. The semi-finals reached Joe Cullen and Brendan Dolan.
Raymond van Barneveld - who again lost first round - fell ill after the match. The tournament had to be suspended while he was treated by paramedics. He could return to his hotel room.
Results
Report



PDC Super Series 2
In Milton Keynes the PDC Super Series 2 will be played to the end with the eigth Players Championship of the year.

Super Series 2
Pro Tour



18. March
PDC Super Series 2 - Day 3
In the PDC Super Series 2 Jonny Clayton won a Players Championship as well. Today he defeated James Wade in the final with 8:5 - a deserved win. In the semi-finals stood German Gabriel Clemens and Jason Heaver who only just got a Tour Card in Qualifying School for the first time.
Results
Report



PDC Super Series 2
Today the PDC Super Series 2 will continue in Milton Keynes with the seventh Players Championship of the year.
Super Series 2
Pro Tour



Additions Who-is-Who

Some more players were added to the Who-is-Who:
Steffen Siepmann, Gary Blades, Darren Penhall, Harald Leitinger and Aaron Beeney.



Results...
Last weekend again several events were played on the DPA Satellite Tour. In the South Australia Bubble Andy Pinder won both events. In the Australian Capital Territory Bubble Jake Buckley won the first event. winner of the second event was Greg Le'Strange.



17. March
PDC Super Series 2 - Day 2
On the second day of Super Series 2 world champion Gerwyn Price was the winner. He defeated Luke Humphries with 8:5. The semi-finals reached yesterday's winner Brendan Dolan and Jamie Hughes. While both semi-finals were very close matches Price - who got stronger and stronger throughout the day - dominated the final. For Price it was the tenth title on the Pro Tour.
Results
Reportnew



16. March
PDC Super Series 2 - Day 1
Brendan Dolan wins the first event of the PDC Super Series 2, in the final he defeats Michael Smith with 8:6. It was a deserved win as Dolan played high averages all day and was very clinical on his doubles. For Dolan it was the eight PDC ranking title. In the semi-finals stood Alan Soutar and Joe Cullen. Ritchie Edhouse and Wayne Jones threw a nine-darter.
Results
Reportnew



PDC Super Series 2
Today in Milton Keynes the Super Series 2 of the PDC will and till including Friday the next four Players Championships will be played. Most Tour Card Holders will stand at the oche - most prominent player missing out is Michael van Gerwen. Tour Card holders who had to withdraw will be replaced by players from the Qualifying School Order of Merit.
Super Series 2
Tour Card Holders



15. March
Dartoid's World

During one of his business trips Dartoid travels through. In the course of this he has a date in Fukushima befor he searches in the region for bars to play a game of darts.
Darts survives perfect storm in Fukushima, Japan



Adam "Thorn" Smith around the World

We left Thorn in the thick of the cloud forest of Costa Rico. In this blog he checks out the nature reserve of CloudBridge.
Checking Out CloudBridge



12. March
PDC Premier League
The PDC published the fixtures of Premier League till including the Judgment Night. Till Judgement Night Premier League will be played in two blocks from 5. - 9. April and from 19. - 22. April behind the closed doors of the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
The tournament will be opened on 5. April with a repeat of last year's final - reigning champion Glen Durrant will play against Nathan Aspinall.
Participants, Schedule, Fixtures
Turnier Information



11. March
PDC Super Series 2
Next week Tuesday the Super Series 2 will begin in Milton Keynes. Till Friday again four Players Championships will be played in a row.
Though all Tour Card holders can take part again not all registered. They are headed this time by Michael van Gerwen. With Michael Unterbuchner, Florian Hempel and Robert Marijanovic among others three of the German Tour Card holders will not travel to Milton Keynes. Again the free places will be filled with players who move up from the Qualifying School Order of Merit.
Participants



DPA Satellite Tour
On the Australian DPA Circuit, which is played this year due to the Corona pandemic in several reigional bubbles, at the weekend eight more events were played with eight different winners.
In Queensland Robbie King and Shaun Kopecki were the winners, in Victoria it were Aaron Simpson and Brody Klinge, in New South Wales Brendan Porter and Dave Marland and in Western Australia Tim Pusey and Koha Kokiri.



10. March
Darts Perfomance Centre
The Darts Performance Centre Practice Plan met with a lot of approval from players on all levels. For all who don't know the Practice Plan yet in this Coaching Clinic some of the sessions and the practice games are presented.
It's a cunning plan! Try out some of the games from our Practice Plan



8. March
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the UK Open.
PDC Rankings



7. March
Wade wins UK Open
James Wade defeated in the final Luke Humphries with 11:5 and after 2008 and 2011 won for the third time the UK Open title.
On the last day of the tournament Wade reached with commanding wins over Simon Whitlock and world champion Gerwyn Price the final. Luke Humphries first won in the quarterfinals the decidiong leg against Dave Chisnall and then with an outstanding performance destroyed reigning champion Michael van Gerwen who despite an average of 106.27 had no chance against Humphries, who impressed both with his scoring and several high finishes.
But in the final Wade was just too strong and too consistent for Humphries who couldn't keep up his scoring and often missed his doubles. Wade scored higher and was rather accurate on the doubles and was the deserved winner.
Results
Statistics
Reportnew



UK Open
Today in Milton Keynes the UK Open will be played to the end.
In the afternoon the quarterfinals will be played, tonight the semi-finals and the final.After the quarterfinals the semi-finals draw will take place. All matches today will be played on the main stage.
Results, Draw Semi-Finals
Statisticsnew



6. March
UK Open - Day 2
Krzysztof Ratajski caused the biggest upset on the second dax of the UK Open when he defeated in the six round the till then unstoppable looking Jonny Clayton and progressed into the quarterfinals. As well through to the quarterfinals are a convincingly playing James Wade, Dave Chisnall - who had to fight hard against Alan Soutar - Gerwyn Price, Luke Humphries, Devon Petersen, Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen - who only won in the deciding leg against Jose de Sousa - into the quarterfinals.
Results, Draw Quarterfinals
Statistics Mainstage and Stage 2new



UK Open
Today the UK Open will continue. In the afternoon session the fifth round will be played - on now only four boards. After that a new draw will take place and in the evening session the sixth round will follow played on tow boards.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play in the fifth round on the main stage against Mensur Suljovic as will world champion Gerwyn ÜPrice against Ricky Evans.
Results



5. March
UK Open - Day 1
After the first day of the UK Open John Brown is the only player still in the event who entered the tournament already in the First Round. He defeated in his four matches Gavin Carlin, Nathan Rafferty, Chas Barstow and Mark McGeeney. His father Steve had been watching him so concentrated that he didn't arrive for his own match in time and was eliminated. But it was another new Tour Card holder who caused a stir mehr Aufsehen als John Brown sorgte aber ein anderer neuer Tour Card Inhaber - Alan Soutar first eliminated Raymond van Barneveld and then Mickey Mansell and Stephen Bunting and will be back tomorrow for the fifth round as well.
Already eliminated are among others Gary Anderson, Nathan Aspinall, Joe Cullen and Peter Wright.
Results
Statistics Mainstage and Stage 2
Reportnew



UK Open - Day 1
Today in Milton Keynes behind the closed doors of the Marshall Arena the UK Open will begin.
On friday afternoon the First, Second and Third Round will be played. The draw for the Fourth round - which will take place in the evening-session - will follow.
On short notice Florian Hempel and Cristo Reyes have withdrawn due to family reasons. Justin Pipe was the only one to receive a positive Covid 19 test and can't play. All opponents will get a Bye.
Schedule, Results, Draw Fourth Round
Preview



4. March
Additions Who-is-Who
Some new Tour Card holders were added to the Who-is-Who:
Florian Hempel, Adam Gawlas, Jason Heaver, Jake Jones, Martin Lukeman, Jack Main, Lewis Williams, Eddie Lovely, Alan Soutar, Brett Claydon, John Brown und Berry van Peer.



3. March
UK Open
By now the PDC published the schedule and the board allocations of the First, Second and Third Round of the tournament.
The tournament will be opened on Friday afternoon on the main stage by the First Round match between Berry van Peer and Martin Schindler. The first match on the second stage will be the First Round match between Gordon Mathers and Kirk Shepherd sein.
Schedule



2. March
UK Open
After the Super Series the ranking of the Tour Card holders for the UK Open and all tournament participants are known. This xear there will be no amateur qualifiers instead eight players each from the Development Tour Order of Merit, the Challenge Tour Order of Merit and both Qualifying School Rankings get a place in the tournament.
The draw for the First, Second and Third Round of the tournament already took place.
Participants, Draw



1. March
PDC Rankings
The Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after Super Series 1.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



PDC Super Series 1
On Saturday and Sunday the PDC Super Series 1 was played to the end.
Raymond van Barneveld crowned his return on the PDC Pro Tour with a win in the third Players Championship - he defeated in the final Joe Cullen with 8:6. In the semi-finals stood Danny Noppert and Ian White.
The fourh Players Championship finally was won by Jonny Clayton after he had lost in the finals of the first two Players Championships. He defeated Damon Heta. The semi-finals reached Michael van Gerwen and Gabriel Clemens.
Results



26. February
PDC Super Series 1 - Day 2
Callan Rydz won the second Players Championship of the Super Series 1 with a close 8:7 finals win over Jonny Clayton,who for the second day in a row lost in the final. The semi-finals reached Nathan Aspinall and Vincent van der Voort.
For the new World Champion it was the second disappointing day - he lost second round against Aaron Beeney. Peter Wright fared even worse - he lost first round to Alan Soutar.
Results
Report



25. February
PDC Super Series 1 - Day 1
Joe Cullen won the first Players Championship of the year with a 8:7 win over Jonny Clayton. In the semi-finals stood Jon Worsley, who just regained his Tour Card, and Nathan Aspinall. Michael Smith threw in his first round match against Geert de Vos a nine-darter. Raymond van Barneveld had a disappointing first day back on the tour - he lost first round to Stephen Bunting.
Results
Report



24. February
PDC Super Series 1
Tomorrow in Bolton the Super Series 1 of the PDC will begin with the first four Players Championships of the year. Most Tour Card Holders will stand at the oche. Tour Card holders who had to withdraw will be replaced by players from the Qualifying School Order of Merit.
Super Series 1
Tour Card Holders



22. February
Premier League
As the PDC today announced the first nine League Days of Premier League will be played due to the Corona restrictions in April behind the closed doors of the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
League Days 1 - 5 will be played from 5. to 9. April, League Days 6 - 9 (Judgement Night) from 19. - 22. April. It is not yet known how Premier League will continue after that.
Participants, Schedule



17. February
PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage, Day 4
On the last day of this year's Qualifying School Russian Boris Koltsov got the direct Tour Card of the European Qualifying School. The direct Tour Card of the UK Qualifying School went to Scott Mitchell.
Beside by the European Qualifying School Order of Merit eight further Tour Cards were allocated - they went to Germans Martin Schindler, Michael Unterbuchner and Robert Marijanovic, Dutchmen Niels Zonneveld and Raymond van Barneveld, Austrian Zoran Lerchbacher, Czech Adam Gawlas and Greece John Michael.
Thirteen more Tour Cards were allocated by the UK Qualifying School Order of Merit to Englishmen Jack Main, Andrew Gilding, Martin Lukeman, Eddie Lovely, Joe Murnan, Peter Hudson, Brett Claydon and John Brown, Scotsman Alan Soutar, Welsh Lewis Williams and Jonathan Worsley, Australian Gordon Mathers and American Danny Baggish.
Reportnew
Results, Order of Merit



16. February
PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage, Day 3
On the third day of the Final Stage in Niedernhausen at the European Qualifying School German Florian Hempel won the direct Tour Card. In the first three places of the ranking sit before the last day of Qualifying School Martin Schindler, Zoran Lerchbacher and Boris Koltsov. Raymond van Barneveld was eliminated today first round, he fourth in the ranking.
In Milton Keynes at the UK Qualifying School Englishman Jake Jones prevailed in the final over Australian Gordon Mathers and got the direct Tour Card of the day. With Jack Main, Martin Lukeman uad Lewis Williams at the UK Q School already three players claimed their Tour Card by the ranking.
Reportnew
Results, Order of Merit



15. February
PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage, Day 2
In Niedernhausen the direct Tour Card went to Dutchman Geert Nentjes who prevailed in the final over Russian Boris Koltsov. Thus Nentjes immediately regained his Tour Card which he had lost end of 2020. In the semi-finals stood Raymond van Barneveld and Zoran Lerchbacher who now head the EU ranking ahead of Martin Schindler.
In Milton Keynes Englishman Jason Heaver - taking part in Qualifying School for the first time - won the direct Tour Card. He defeated in the final Scotsman Alan Soutar who now heads the UK ranking.
Report
Results, Order of Merit



PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage, Day 1
Yesterday both in Niedernhausen and in Milton Keynes the Final Stage of Qualifying School started.
In Niedernhausen Belgian Geert de Vos defeated Dutchman Geert Nentjes in the final and got the first direct Tour Card. From the German players Martin Schindler is after the first day in the best position in the battle of the Tour Cards - he reached the semi-finals. By this he sits after in second place of the Order of Merit. Players who sit in places 1 - 8 of the final Order of Meit after day four will get a Tour Card as well. Raymond van Barneveld is after the first day placed ninth.
The direct Tour Card on the first day of UK Qualifying School got Kirk Shepherd who already won a direct Tour Card 2017 and 2019. Till now he always lost it again after two years. The Top 13 of the final Order of Merit of the UK Qualifying School after the fourth day will get a Tour Card.
Report
Results, Order of Merit



13. February
PDC Qualifying School - Stage 1 B, Day 3
On the last day of the Stage 1 B of the European Qualifying School American Leonard Gates, Germans Dragutin Horvat and Stefan Nilles and Dutchman Kay Smeets won the direct places in the Final Stage. By the Order of Merit more than forty other players progressed.
The last auomatic places of the UK Qualifying School secured Englishmen Lee Evans and Jarred Cole, Irishman Liam Gallagher and American Daniel Baggish. In Milton Keynes as well further players progressed by the Order of Merit into the Final Stage.
The Final Stage will beginn both in Niedernhausen and in Milton Keynes tomorrow and will last till Wednesday. Every day in both venues one event will take place.
Results, Players qualified for Final Stage



12. February
PDC Qualifying School - Stage 1 B, Day 2
On the penultimate day of the first stage of the Qualifying School Davyd Venken, Florian Hempel, Jose Justicia and Ronny Huybrechts won the direct places in the Final Stage of the European Qualifying School. Canadian Matt Campbell, Italian Daniele Petri, young German Marcel Gerdon, Dutchman Christian Kist and Austrian Patrick Bulen are already qualified by the Order of Merit.
The direct places of the UK Qualifying School got Mark Dudbridge, Jason Askew, Martin Heneghan and Paul Holloway.
Report


PDC Qualifying School - Stage 1 B, Day 1
On the first day of Stage 1 B in Niedernhausen in the European Q School Austrians Zoran Lerchbacher and Rusty-Jake Rodriguez, Dutchman Jeffrey de Graaf and North American Gary Mawson secured places in the Final Stage.
In Milton Keynes at the UK Q School the direct places in the Final Stage got Scotsmen Alan Soutar and Darren Beveridge, Portuguese Jose Marques - who threw a nine-darter in the Last 16 - and Northern Irish Kevin Burness.
Report



11. February
PDC Qualifying School - Stage 1 A, Day 3
On the third day of Stage 1 A in Niedernhausen by wins in the Last 8 Raymond van Barneveld, Nico Kurz, Franz Roetzsch and der Niederländer Jeremy van der Winkel qualified automatically for the Final Stage. Beside 43 players progressed by the ranking.
In Milton Keynes Kevin Painter, Ryan Hogarth, John Imrie and Christopher Bent got the direct places. Among the 37 players who beside progressed by the ranking is Fallon Sherrock who lost on the last day of Stage 1 A in the quarterfinals to an outstanding John Imrie.
Today in both venues Stage 1 B of the Q School will begin.
Report
Results, Players qualified for the Final Stage



10. February
PDC Qualifying School - Stage 1 A, Day 2
On the second day of Stage 1 A in Niedernhausen Austrian Michael Rasztovits, German Lukas Wenig, Russian Boris Koltsov and Dutchman Davy Proosten won by their quarterfinals wins the automatic places in the Final Stage of Qualifying School. In Milton Keynes the auotmatic places were won by Scotsmen Ian Mackenzie and Jason Hogg, Welshman Mike Warburton and Englishman Sam Booth.
Beside both in Niedernhausen and in Milton Keynes after the second day of Stage 1 A several players are already qualified by the respective Order of Merit. In Niedernhausen those are Raymond van Barneveld, Nico Kurz, Ricardo Pietreczko, Moreno Blom and Geert de Vos, in Milton Keynes it is Josh McCarthy.
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Results



9. February
PDC Qualifying School - Stage 1 A, Day 1
Yesterday both in Niederhausen and in Milton Keynes the Qualifying Schoo started. In both venues the first day of Stage 1 A was played and the four winners of the respective quarterfinals progressed into the Final Stage of Qualifying School.
In Niederhausen the progressing players were beside young Czech Adam Gawlas the Dutch trio Richard Veenstra, Michael Plooy and Lorenzo Pronk. In Milton Keynes the two Englishmen Eddie Loveley and Chas Barstow and the two Welshman Derek Coulson and Dale Hughes progressed.
In Niederhausen Raymond van Barneveld was in the center of attention. He won three of his matches showing good performances but not yet is qualified for the Final Stage.
Report
Results



PDC/DPA News
Australian Kyle Anderson gave up his PDC Tour Card and will remain in Australia. Anderson was tested last March positiv for Covid 19 when he returned home from England and never came back. Anderson intends to play on the DPA Tour in Australia and - should he be invited - the PDC World Series Events. For Anderson Maik Kuivenhoven moves up as Tour Card holder and so doesn't have to take part in Qualifying School.
The DPA announced for this spring a DPA Satellite Tour which will be played due to the Corona pandemic in seven regional "bubbles". The first six events were already played last weekend in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. They produced six different winners. In Queensland Raymond O'Connell and Brendon McCausland won, in New South Wales Dave Marland and Mitchell Clegg and in Victoria Stuart Coburn and Brandon Weening.
The dates were added to the Tournament Calender.



8. February
PDC Qualifying School

Before the Qualifying School - which starts today - the PDC talked to Raymond van Barneveld, Fallon Sherrock, Robert Thornton and Kevin Painter gesprochen, who all hope to win a Tour Card.
Players talking about their participation in Q School



5. February
PDC Qualifying School
Due to the Corona pandemic by now several players called off their participation. especially affected is the UK Qualifying School, from which beside unknown players Jamie Caven, Nitin Kumar, John Part and Larry Butler withdrew as well.
From European Qualifying School beside several Dutch players German Bernd Roith cancelled.
In addition some of the players changed their Qualifying School - for example Anastasia Dobroymslova will now play the UK Qualifying School while Canadian Matt Campbell and American Leonard Gates switched to the European Qualifying.
The updated list of participants you can find here:
Qualifying School 2021, Participants



Success Stories
In the countdown to Qualifying School 2021 the PDC has a view on five players who won a Tour Card last year and who had a successful debut season on the Pro Tour: Martijn Kleermaker, Jason Lowe, Adam Hunt, Damon Heta and Dirk van Duijvenbode.
Top five performers from Q School 'Class of 2020'



2. February
PDC Super Series
As the PDC announced this year the first Players Championships will be played in three Super Series. Each of the at the moment planned Super Series will consist of four Players Championships
Super Series 1 is planned from 25. - 28. February in Bolton, Super Series 2 shall be played from 16. - 19. Marsh in Milton Keynes and Super Series 3 from 24. - 27. April in Niedernhausen, Germany.
PDC Super Seriesnew



31. January
Clayton wins Masters
Jonny Clayton defeated in the final Masters Mervyn King deservedly with 11:8 and won his first major title. He was rewarded with the last Premier League place.
Both Clayton and King had an outstanding finals day. Clayton defeated in the quarterfinals James Wade with 11:10 and prevailed in the semi-finals as well in the deciding leg over Peter Wright. Against Wade he had with 105.41 his highest average of the day and beside an unbelievable hitting rat on the doubles of 90.91 percent. In the semi-finals and in the finals Clayton's averaged both times over 104. King won in the quarterfinals with 10:3 against Nathan Aspinall before he eliminated in the deciding leg of his semi-final Gerwyn Price.
Report, Statisticsnew



The Masters
In Milton Keynes today the Masters will be played to the end. In the afternoon-session the quarterfinals will take place, in the evening-session the semi-finals and the final will be played. Still in the tournament are three unseeded players: Adrian Lewis, Mervyn King and Jonny Clayton, who yesterday eliminated Michael van Gerwen.
Schedule, Results



30. January
The Masters - Day 2
From the eight seeded players on the second day of the tournament with Rob Cross, Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen three were eliminated. Michael van Gerwen lost as last year in a close match with 10:9 to Jonny Clayton. Gary Anderson was eliminated 8:10 in a similar close match by a once again convincing Adrian Lewis while Rob Cross was no real match for Mervyn King and lost 5:10. World Champion Gerwyn Price outclasssed Joe Cullen 10:3 and reigning champion Peter Wright prevailed in the best match of the night 10:8 against Simon Whitlock who played with 105.90 the highest average of the second day.
Statistics



The Masters
Today the Masters continues with the Second Round in an afternoon- and an evening session. The top 8 of the Order of Merit will play against the First Round winners.
Reigning Champion Peter Wright will compete in the evening session against Simon Whitlock and new World Champion Gerwyn Price will stand at the oche in the evening session as well - against Joe Cullen.
Schedule, Results



The Masters - Day 1
The first night of the tournament brought some slightly surprising tournaments and from the debutants only Chris Dobey reached the Second Round - he defeated Dimitri van den Bergh. Three matches went into a deciding leg - Adrian Lewis defeated Michael Smith, Gurney prevailed in from both players weak match over Jeffrey de Zwaan durch and Jonny Clayton sent in a high class match Jose des Sousa packing. Mervyn King impressed again with an outstanding hitting rate of 85 percent on the doubles.
Report, Statistics



29. January
The Masters
Today the Masters will begin with the eight matches of the First Round in an evening session. The players ranked nine - twenty-four at the oche among them the debutants Glen Durrant, Dimitri van den Bergh, Krzysztof Ratajski, Chris Dobey, Jose de Sousa and Jeffrey de Zwaan and players like Mensur Suljovic, Ian White and Mervyn King.
Schedule, Results



28. January
The Masters
Tomorrow in the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes behind closed doors and without a crowd the Masters 2021 will begin. This year it will be 24 instead of the usual 16 participants, eight are seeded and will enter the tournament in round two.
Tomorrow night the First Round of the tournament will be played.
Here a preview:
Preview



27. January
Tournament Calendar 2021
Due to the Corona pandemic it is at the moment very difficult to draw up a tournament calendar, first tournaments have again been cancelled or postponed. So you find in the tournament calendar beside some already confirmed PDC events only tournaments planed in the second half of the year. As soon as it is confirmed what can take place in the months till July or what is planed further in the second half of the year, the calendar will be amended accordingly.
Tournament Calendar 2021



26. January
UK Open 2021
As the PDC announced today the UK Open will take place from 5. - 7. March - due to the Corona pandemic this year behind the closed doors of the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
As it is not possible to organise amateur qualifiers this year the participants will be put together like this:
128 Tour Card Inhaber
Top 8 not qualified from Development Tour Order of Merit, have to be 2021 PDPA Associate Members
Top 8 not qualified from Challenge Tour Order of Merit, have to be 2021 PDPA Associate Members
Top 8 not qualified from UK Qualifying School
Top 8 not qualified from European Qualifying School
UK Open 2021



PDC Awards
Yesterday the annual PDC Awards ceremony took place - this time only online. The following awards were assingned:
Pro Tour Player of the year: Gerwyn Price
Newcomer of the year: Damon Heta
Performance of the year Dave Chisnall v Michael van Gerwen; World Championship
Fans Player of the year: Gerwyn Price
Players Player of the year: Gerwyn Price
Unicorn Young Player of the year: Callan Rydz
PDC Player of the year: Gerwyn Price
Beside Barry Hearn was inducted in the PDC Hall of Fame.



20. January
PDC Qualifying School
For this year's PDC Qualifying School over 650 players registered to compete for 29 Tour Cards.
Due to the Corona pandemic the first stage both of the UK as of the European Qualifying School has to be played in two groups. Stage 1 A will be played from 8. - 10. February, Stage 1 B from 11. - 13. February both in Milton Keynes and in Niedernhausen. From 14. - 17. February in both venues the Final Stage will take place.
Qualifying School 2021, Player Allocations



18. January
George Silberzahn passed away
The American darts player and father of the "Flight School" passed away from cancer after a period of illness. Silberzahn was 82 years of age. Silberzahn, who was in the prime of his life a quite successful player in the USA, was introduced 2011 in the National Darts Hall of Fame. Beside his dart tutorial, the Flight School, Silberzahn published several books.
In Memory of Silberzahn a column of Dartoid which he published 2008 around Silberzahn's 70. birthday on the release of Silberzahn' s book "Darts-Beginning to End".
Septuagenarian George Silberzahn pens another WINNER!



15. January
PDC Qualifying School
The PDC Qualifying School was postponed again. As the PDC announced 29 Tour Cards will be available in Qualifying School.
Qualifying School 2021
Here a view how the players with a Tour Card and those players who are entitled to take part in the Final Stage of the Qualifying School are positioned in the Order of Merit:
Tour Card Holders, participants Final Stage Qualifying School



12. January
The Masters
The PDC now published the detailed schedule of the event. The match between Ian White and Mensur Suljovic will open the tournament on 29. January. On this first evening the first round of the tournament will be played. The newly crowned World Champion Gerwyn Price will play his second round match in the evening session of the 30. January against the winner of the first round match between Joe Cullen and Stephen Bunting. In the same session reigning champion Peter Wright will play against the winner of the first round match between Krzysztof Ratajski and Simon Whitlock.
Schedule



PDC Qualifiying School
The PDC Qualifiying School, which was first planned for January, will now probably be played in February. The new dates and the players who are entitled to enter Q School in the final stage you can find here:
Qualifying School 2021
Here you can find a list of confirmed Tour Card holders 2021:
Tour Card Holders



11. January
Hearn awarded OBE
Recognising his services to sport in forty years PDC chairman Barry Hearn has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire). Hearn formed 1982 Matchroom Sport which first was involved only in Snooker and Boxing but by now owns, organises and promotes events of poolbillard, bowling, gymnastics, golf, fishing, darts, ping-pong and poker as well.
Beside at the Sports Business Awards 2020 the PDC Home Tour got as "Best Sports Event of the Year" a gold award while the PDC World Championship 2019/2020 won a bronce award.



6. January
The Masters
The Masters will this year take place from 29. - 31. January in the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes - without a crowd.
The PDC raised the number of participants, instead the Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit this year the Top 24 will take part. The players ranked 9-24 will play on the first day of the tournament the First Round. The Top 8 join the event on the second day and will play in the Second Round against the First Round winners.
The draw for the First and the Second Round already took place. New World Champion Gerwyn Price will play in round 2 against the winner of the First Round match between Joe Cullen and Stephen Bunting.
Participants, Draw



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



3. January
Premier League
After the final of the World Championship the PDC announced some Premier League news. The start of the Premier League will be postponed till at least after Easter with the hope that then playing in front of a crowd will be possible again. Nine of the ten participants are known: Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Glen Durrant, Nathan Aspinall, Gary Anderson, Rob Cross, Jose de Sousa and Dimitri van den Bergh. Earlier the PDC had already published that this year the Premier League will be played again with ten players and without challengers.
Premier League



Price wins World Championship
In an disappointingly one-sided final Gerwyn Price defeated Gary Anderson with 7:3 and won his first World Champion title. While Price showed a similar strong performance as in his yesterday's semi-final against Stephen Bunting Anderson couldn't build on yesterday's showing and missed despite a 170 finish just too many darts on his doubles. So Price dominated the match from the start and now is the first Welsh PDC World Champion and the number 1 of the world.
Statistics, Report
Bracket
Tournament Statistics



Champeen of da World!!
To tune in today into the final of the PDC World Championship as last of the articles about outstanding world championship finals of past times a column by Dartoid which he wrote 2003 on accasion of John Part's win and in which you can feel the breathless suspense. Beside it makes clear how important this World Champion title was for the dart fans outside of Europe.
Today's final between Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson will start at 19.30 GMT.
Champeen of da World!!



2. January
PDC World Championship - Semi-Finals
Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson will clash tomorrow in the final of the World Championship.
Gerwyn Price defeated in the first semi-final Stephen Bunting with 6:4. Both players showed a high class performance and Bunting was for a big part of the match an equal opponent. Both players impressed with many high finishes. In the last two sets Bunting couldn't keep up any longer while Price found another gear. Price deservedly for the first time reached the final of the World Championship.
The second semi-final was a high class affair as well and in the first six sets rather close though both players were not finishing as clinical as Bunting and Price. In the last three sets Chisnall failed to use his few chances and Anderson's win was uncontested.
Both winner averaged over - Price had an average of 100.92, Anderson one of 100.03.
Results
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC World Championship - Day 15
Tonight the two semi-finals will take place. First Stephen Buntingwill play against Gerwyn Price, after that Gary Anderson against Dave Chisnall.
Those are surprising semi-finals - many saw Gerwyn Price as a potential winner, but what about the other three players? Price stood with Sponsor William Hill on the second place of the possible winners, Gary Anderson on place eight - probably only because one never can write off Anderson but not from conviction - Dave Chisnall on place ten together with Ratajski, Cross and Whitlock and Stephen Bunting only on place seventeen together with Keane Barry and Ryan Joyce.
How the matches will end and who will progress into the final is not predictable. When you look at the Head-to-Head list, you'll see that Stephen Bunting and Gerwyn Price not really often played one another and that Price won five times and Bunting three times. Gary Anderson and Dave Chisnall on the other side met quite often and while Chisnall won only five of the matches Anderson won nineteen. But how significant this is in this crazy Corona times one can't even tell after all the matches the players already played in the World Championship...



1. January
PDC World Championship - Quarterfinals
The last of the quarterfinals ended with the biggest upset of this year's World Championship - Michael van Gerwen - number 1 seed and the number 1 of the world and for many the favourit to win the tournament - was destroyed 0:5 by an outstandingly playing Dave Chisnall. Chisnall showed the best performance of all players involved in the quarterfinals and fulfilled with his win Gary Anderson's wish, who mentioned after his win over Dirk van Duijvenbode he would be pleased to play in the semi-finals against Dave Chisnall as he would really indulge Chisnall a win as Chisnall is a player who takes his darts serious. Gary Anderson defeated van Duijvenbode similarily uncontested as Chisnall van Gerwen with 5:1.
In the afternoon beside Anderson Stephen Bunting progressed who seeems to get more and more assured and had not many problems against Krzystof Ratajski.Tonight beside Chisnall Gerwyn Price won his match - he defeated Dary Gurney in a hard fought quarterfinal which was only decided in the deciding leg of the ninth set.
Results
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC World Championship - Day 14
Today in the PDC World Championship in an afternoon- and an evening-session all four Quarterfinals will be played.
In the afternoon first Krzysztof Ratajski will play against Stephen Bunting and then Gary Anderson against Dirk van Duijvenbode.
The evening-session starts with Gerwyn Price against Daryl Gurney. Last match will be Michael van Gerwen against Dave Chisnall.
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