Template - Date: Ladbrokes World Series Finals

The world number one has been unbeaten since the season-ending World Series Finals were introduced in 2015, and extended that winning run to 12 games at the Braehead Arena as he scooped the £50,000 first prize.

Both Van Gerwen and Anderson won two events apiece on the global World Series tour this year, and backed up that form by winning through to the final over the weekend. Van Gerwen, the champion in Shanghai and Las Vegas in July, followed up Saturday’s opening victory over Max Hopp by seeing off Rob Cross 10-4 in Sunday afternoon’s quarter-finals.

That tie was a repeat of last weekend’s European Championship final, and Van Gerwen was again victorious as he averaged 108.83 in a dominant performance. He then recovered from 2-0 and 3-1 down in the semi-finals against Daryl Gurney before taking an 11-8 victory, aided by two 11-darters and a 158 checkout.

Van Gerwen opened the final with a 103 checkout as he capitalised on three misses from Anderson, who levelled in 12 darts only to see the Dutchman pull clear to 4-1 as he followed up successive 12-darters of his own with an 82 finish. Anderson claimed three of the next four to reduce the gap to 6-4, following a 171 score with a 94 finish to break throw in one leg, only to see the World Champion claim four in a row to move to the brink of victory at 10-4.

Anderson hit back with tops and double four to pull back two legs, but when he was unable to take out 132 his rival stepped in to clinically take out 87 to retain the title once again.

“I’m really glad that I won this trophy again,” said Van Gerwen. “Gary always makes you work hard and you know what you’re going to get from him.

Van Gerwen’s triumph followed up his fourth successive European Championship title last weekend and comes ahead of his bid to win another event for a third straight year when he defends the Grand Slam of Darts from November 11-19.

“I have that extra gear when I have to and you always have to believe in yourself. I always want to perform and you always need to be hungry, otherwise you can’t win.”

Anderson – a World Series winner in Dubai and Perth this year – followed up Saturday’s victory over Chris Dobey by defeating Gerwyn Price 10-8 and James Wade 11-5 on his way to the final. Having lost out to great rival Van Gerwen, Anderson admitted: “Michael’s good, isn’t he! I love playing Michael, I’ve been battered tonight but I’m looking forward to next time.

“I’m struggling to keep up with him – I used to be able to play at his pace! “This was a good weekend for me – it’s always nice to get to a final in Scotland and it’s a shame I couldn’t win in front of my own fans.”

October’s World Grand Prix champion Gurney followed up last weekend’s semi-final in the European Championship by defeating Peter Wright at the last eight stage for a second successive Sunday, winning 10-7 in their quarter-final. Wade overcame Belgian youngster Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-6 as he won through to the semi-finals to follow up his three last four appearances on the global circuit this year.

The dates and venues for the 2018 World Series of Darts are still being finalised, however the PDC confirmed on Sunday evening that Brisbane would join the circuit next year for the first time alongside returns to Auckland, Shanghai and Las Vegas.

Sunday November 5th

Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Quarter Finals (19)

95.77 Gary Anderson 10-8 Gerwyn Price 90.57
91.69 James Wade 10-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh 96.57
108.83 Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Rob Cross 96.84
96.35 Daryl Gurney 10-7 Peter Wright 97.42 

Evening Session (7pm)
Semi Finals

94.88 Gary Anderson 11-5 James Wade 88.66
95.48 Michael van Gerwen 11-8 Daryl Gurney 91.71

Final
100.68 Gary Anderson 6-11 Michael van Gerwen 103.30

Prize Fund
Winner: £50,000
Runner-Up: £25,000
Semi-Finalists: £16,500
Quarter-Finalists: £12,500
Second Round Losers: £7,500
First Round Losers: £4,000
Total: £250,000

Format
First Round: Best of 11 legs
Second Round: Best of 11 legs
Quarter-Finals: Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals: Best of 21 legs
Final: Best of 21 legs

2017 Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals

Full Results

Friday November 3rd (7pm)
89.98 Simon Stevenson 6-3 Jan Dekker 83.83
93.17 Justin Pipe 6-5 Dave Chisnall 95.23
85.84 Max Hopp 6-2 Adrian Lewis 87.73
97.44 Michael Smith 1-6 Dimitri Van Den Bergh 100.11
87.54 Corey Cadby 6-3 Jelle Klaasen 87.02
77.44 Mark Webster 3-6 Simon Whitlock 78.22
90.63 Chris Dobey 6-3 Mensur Suljovic 94.14
88.16 Jonny Clayton 1-6 Rob Cross 97.93

Saturday November 4th (7pm)
93.61 James Wade 6-5 Simon Stevenson 83.20
90.73 Raymond van Barneveld 4-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh 100.20
93.86 Gerwyn Price 6-5 Corey Cadby 94.59
103.57 Gary Anderson (1) 6-1 Chris Dobey 92.81
91.58 Peter Wright (3) 6-1 Justin Pipe 87.33
102.98 Michael van Gerwen (2) 6-1 Max Hopp 86.73
103.64 Daryl Gurney (6) 6-3 Simon Whitlock 97.70
97.81 Kyle Anderson (7) 5-6 Rob Cross 98.70

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LUKE HUMPHRIES secured victory on the 2017 PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit with his fifth tournament win of the year on Sunday, as Rowby-John Rodriguez also claimed a £2,000 title in Wigan.

Humphries, a 22-year-old from Newbury, will make his William Hill World Darts Championship debut in December before progressing to compete on the PDC ProTour in 2018 following his brilliant success on this year’s Development Tour.

Having won a quarter of the year’s 20 Development Tour events, Humphries claimed £13,400 in prize money during the season, which included £3,000 on Sunday’s final day of action in Wigan.

Humphries was firstly the Event 19 runner-up to Austrian thrower Rodrigue, before going all the way to win Event 20, where he saw off Jake Jones in the final.

For the full updated final table CLICK HERE

PDC Unicorn Development Tour 17

Saturday 4th November 2017
Robin Park Sports Centre, Wigan

FULL RESULTS: CLICK HERE

Quarter Finals

Mike De Decker 5-Steve Lennon
Adam Hunt 5-Rhys Hayden
Kurt Parry 5-Rhys Griffin
Justin van Tergouw 5-Geert Nentjes

Semi Finals

Mike De Decker 5-Adam Hunt
Kurt Parry 5-Justin van Tergouw

Final

Mike De Decker 5-Kurt Parry

PDC Unicorn Development Tour 18

Saturday 4th November 2017
Robin Park Sports Centre, Wigan

FULL RESULTS: CLICK HERE

Quarter Finals

Kurt Parry 5-Mike De Decker
Ted Evetts 5-Josh Payne
Reece Colley 5-Harry Ward
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-Rhys Hayden

Last Four

Ted Evetts 5-Kurt Parry
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-Reece Colley

Final

Ted Evetts 5-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez 

PDC Unicorn Development Tour 19

Sunday 5th November 2017
Robin Park Sports Centre, Wigan

FULL RESULTS CLICK HERE

Quarter Finals

Dawson Murschell 5-Martin Schindler
Luke Humphries 5-Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Scott Dale 5-Brian Raman
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-Steve Lennon

Last Four

Luke Humphries 5-Dawson Murschell
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-Scott Dale

Final

Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-Luke Humphries

PDC Unicorn Development Tour 20

Sunday 4th November 2017
Robin Park Sports Centre, Wigan

FULL RESULTS CLICK HERE

Quarter Finals

Mike De Decker 5-Kevin De Vries
Jake Jones 5-Mike van Duivenbode
Luke Humphries 5-Adam Hunt
Ted Evetts 5-Wessel Nijman

Last Four

Mike De Decker 4-5 Jake Jones
Luke Humphries 5-2 Ted Evetts

Final

Jake Jones 3-5 Luke Humphries 

Template - Date: UNIBET European Championship

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN withstood a nine-dart finish from Kyle Anderson and the challenge of Rob Cross to claim his fourth successive Unibet European Championship title in Hasselt on Sunday night.

Dutch star Van Gerwen’s dominance of the European Championship continued as he scooped the £100,000 first prize and retained the title once again, although he was pushed all the way on a thrilling final day. Having seen off Simon Whitlock 10-5 in the quarter-finals, Van Gerwen found himself staring defeat in the face during a see-saw semi-final with another Australian, Kyle Anderson.

Anderson led 2-0 and 3-2 before Van Gerwen took four legs in a row to move ahead, but then the Auckland Darts Masters winner achieved perfection in leg 11, hitting two 180s before finishing 141. Van Gerwen hit back to lead 8-5, but Anderson then took four legs to put himself back ahead before the game went to a deciding 21st leg, where the Australian missed two match darts before the World Champion finished 76 to snatch victory.

Van Gerwen then took on shooting star Cross in the final, and was pushed all the way before finally reclaiming the title with an 11-7 triumph – matching Phil Taylor’s achievement of four successive wins in the event from 2008-2011.

The final’s opening five legs went with throw to leave Cross 3-2 up, despite a 104 finish from Van Gerwen, before the world number one fired in a ten-darter in leg six and a 12-darter to break and move 4-3 up. Cross hit back with a 12-darter, bizarrely scoring 39, 180 and 180 before finishing 102 with an improvised single one, treble 17 and bullseye combination to square the game at four-all.

After Van Gerwen claimed the ninth leg, Cross also landed an 11-darter to level once more, but Van Gerwen took four of the next five to pull clear at 9-6. Van Gerwen then landed a seventh 180 and a 130 bullseye finish in a 12-darter to move a leg away from the win, and though Cross replied on tops it was the Dutchman who sealed a stunning victory on double 16.

“I think it was a great final,” said Van Gerwen, who averaged 108.91 in an imperious display in the final. “Rob kept putting me under pressure and I had to play well.

“I didn’t realise my average in the final was so high but I’m really happy with that. “I didn’t play my best game in the semi-final but I’m really glad I won this title – it feels good for me and it means a lot to me. I always want to perform and I want to keep playing well.”

Cross had won through to his first TV final by continuing his brilliant debut year on the circuit as he saw off Michael Smith 10-4 in the quarter-finals and then raced past Daryl Gurney 11-3 in the semi-finals.

The former electrician from Sussex, who has won four ranking titles and reached two European Tour finals this year, picked up £40,000 as runner-up and also qualifies for next month’s bwin Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton.

Cross averaged 102.39 in defeat in the final, and admitted: “I had one flat session and that’s what cost me, those five legs after the second break, but I’ve had a fantastic week.

“Michael is phenomenal and he’s a player for me to look up to with what he’s doing in the game and his dominance. What I’ve done in ten months is amazing but I want to keep progressing and enjoying it too.”

World Grand Prix champion Gurney had been bidding to claim his second televised title as he produced a fine performance in a 10-5 quarter-final win over Peter Wright, but was unable to repeat the feat against Cross.

Anderson had reached his first televised ranking semi-final with a 10-7 win over Mensur Suljovic in the last eight, and alongside £20,000 prize money he also claimed a £25,000 bonus for his nine-dart finish at the Ethias Arena.

“I loved every minute of it,” reflected Anderson, of a semi-final in which he landed 11 maximums.  “The nine-darter was great but I wanted to get to the final and to win this tournament.

“I had my opportunity but the double ten and double five were on the wrong side of the wire and full credit to Michael.”

Unibet European Championship

Sunday October 29th

Quarter Finals (19)
100.80
Michael van Gerwen 5-10 Simon Whitlock 90.51
97.57 Kyle Anderson 10-7 Mensur Suljovic 96.31
101.83 Peter Wright 5-10 Daryl Gurney 95.56
100.85 Rob Cross 10-4 Michael Smith 92.22

Semi Finals (21)
95.39 Michael van Gerwen 11-10 Kyle Anderson 95.56 (9 Darter Kyle Anderson)
92.63 Daryl Gurney 3-11 Rob Cross 98.02

Final (21)
108.91 Michael van Gerwen 11-7 Rob Cross 102.39

Full Schedule/Results 

Thursday October 26th (8pm local time, 7pm UK time)
First Round
Gerwyn Price 6-5 Ronny Huybrechts
Alan Norris 6-4 Mervyn King
Ian White 6-5 Darren Webster
John Henderson 1-6 Kyle Anderson
Simon Whitlock (8) 6-3 James Richardson
Mensur Suljovic (4) 6-5 Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen (1) 6-2 Jan Dekker
Jelle Klaasen (5) 6-0 Christian Kist

Friday October 27th
Afternoon Session (1.45pm local time, 12.45pm UK time)

First Round
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Cristo Reyes
Benito van de Pas 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Daryl Gurney 6-3 Steve Beaton
Michael Smith 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Rob Cross (6) 6-0 Martin Schindler
Joe Cullen (7) 5-6 Stephen Bunting
Peter Wright (2) 6-3 Krzysztof Ratajski

Evening Session (8pm local time, 7pm UK time)
Second Round
Jelle Klaasen 6-10 Kyle Anderson
Simon Whitlock 10-0 Alan Norris
Michael van Gerwen 10-1 Ian White
Mensur Suljovic 10-4 Gerwyn Price

Saturday October 28th (8pm local time, 7pm UK time)
Second Round
Michael Smith 10-9 Benito van de Pas
Rob Cross 10-7 Dave Chisnall
Stephen Bunting 6-10 Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright 10-8 Jonny Clayton

Template - Date: JDC Expansion in 2018

The JDC’s growth had seen their UK Tour, for players aged from ten-18, become a six-event season in 2017, to be followed by the WDS Associates Junior World Championship which will feature the final on stage at Alexandra Palace in December.

Next year’s circuit will begin on February 17 in Dorchester and then move on to Worcester on March 24, Derby on April 28, Benfleet on June 2, Chorlton on July 14, Exeter on September 15, Solihull on October 27 and Wolverhampton on November 10.

The Grand Finals will then take place in Bristol on December 1-2 as the qualifiers play down to the final, which will again take place at Alexandra Palace.

“We are really pleased to be able to grow the Modus UK Junior Tour next year as this is a great opportunity for juniors in other areas of the country to get to an event and show off their talent,” said JDC Chairman Steve Brown.

“Next year we will be in Exeter, Chorlton and Solihull for the first time. The extra events provide more chances to qualify for the finals, become a JDC Allstar and to climb the JDC Tour Order Of Merit system.

“It’s a great opportunity for young players.”

The 2017 season still has events remaining in Wolverhampton and Coventry ahead of the season-ending finals. For more information about the JDC, please visit www.juniordarts.com.

2018 JDC Modus UK Tour
Event One – February 17, George Albert Hotel, Dorchester
Event Two – March 24, Rileys Worcester
Event Three – April 28, Cueball Club, Derby
Event Four – June 2, Rileys Benfleet
Event Five – July 14, Rileys Chorlton
Event Six – September 15, Dart Locker, Exeter
Event Seven – October 27, Rileys Solihull
Event Eight – November 10, Rileys Wolverhampton
Grand Finals – December 1-2, JDC Headquarters, Bristol

Template - Date: World Series ‘German Masters’

The world number three and UK Open champion has lost out twice previously in finals on the World Series circuit to Taylor, including in Melbourne in August, but took the £20,000 title with a gritty display.

Wright had survived match darts against Dragutin Horvat and Mensur Suljovic in his opening two matches, before overcoming Raymond van Barneveld 11-9 in the semi-finals. He made a superb start to the final, taking out 116 for a 12-darter in the opening leg and double 12 for a 13-darter to lead 2-0.

Taylor hit back in leg three, but Wright pushed into a 5-1 lead with three successive legs only to see his advantage halved as the 57-year-old took back-to-back legs. Wright, though, claimed a break back with a 66 finish before hitting a third 180 of the game in a 12-darter as an 81 checkout saw him restore a four-leg lead at 7-3.

A 61 finish moved Wright five legs clear and he landed a 180 and tops to move 9-3 up, with the pair trading 14-darters as the Scot moved to the brink of a victory which he sealed with another 12-dart leg on double ten.

Taylor had been aiming to win his ninth World Series title as he overcame Daryl Gurney 10-7 in the quarter-finals and then proved too strong for James Wade with an 11-7 semi-final triumph, despite finishes of 104 and 158 from the left-hander.

Wade had benefitted from the withdrawal of World Champion Michael van Gerwen on Saturday morning, due to an ankle injury, with a walkover into the semi-finals.

Van Barneveld, meanwhile, progressed to the last four by defying three bullseye finishes from Gary Anderson with a 10-8 as he avenged August’s defeat to the Scot in the Perth Darts Masters final.

The German Darts Masters concluded the year’s seven international World Series of Darts events, ahead of next month’s season-ending Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow.

The Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals will be held from November 3-5 at the Braehead Arena. For tickets, call 0844 499 1700 or visit www.braehead-arena.co.uk.

Saturday October 21th
Quarter-Finals (19)
(93.52) Gary Anderson 8-10 Raymond van Barneveld (97.48)
(94.62) Peter Wright 10-9 Mensur Suljovic (94.04)
(100.40) Phil Taylor 10-7 Daryl Gurney (97.00)
(Michael van Gerwen-Withdrawn) v James Wade

Evening Session
Semi-Finals (21)
94.13 Raymond van Barneveld 9-11 Peter Wright 94.94
93.10 James Wade 7-11 Phil Taylor 95.28

Final (21)
Peter Wright 11-4 Phil Taylor

Friday Results: 

Friday October 20th
90.57 Gary Anderson (1) 6-3 Max Hopp 81.82
90.11 Raymond van Barneveld 6-3 Stefan Stoyke 84.52
92.25 Peter Wright (4) 6-5 Dragutin Horvat 90.81
96.19 Kyle Anderson 5-6 Mensur Suljovic 96.97
96.80 Michael van Gerwen (2) 6-2 Martin Schindler
101.90 James Wade 6-2 Kevin Munch 88.23
92.45 Phil Taylor (3) 6-2 Robert Marijanovic 86.36
91.09 Daryl Gurney 6-0 Maik Langendorf 77.23

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MICHAEL VAN GERWEN defeated Rob Cross in the final of HappyBet European Darts Trophy on Sunday in Gottingen to claim an incredible 20th career European Tour title.

The world number one triumphed 6-4 in the decider to win his sixth European Tour title of 2017, as he secured his position as the number one seed for the Unibet European Championship, which takes place later this month.

Having dropped just two legs in three matches on Sunday to reach the final, Van Gerwen found himself behind against Cross before firing in a sublime 160 checkout in leg two. Cross edged back ahead but consecutive finishes of 68 and 100 saw the World Champion take the lead for the first time.

Players Championship Order of Merit winner Cross landed double nine to cancel out Van Gerwen’s break but the Dutchman responded with his only maximum of the final, before landing tops to move 4-3 in front. Van Gerwen then added a third hundred-plus checkout, this time finishing 150 to move to brink of victory, but Cross produced a 180 and pinned double 16 to keep his hopes alive.

Reigning European Champion Van Gerwen would not be denied the £25,000 winner’s cheque, however, has he finished the job on double five. “I’m very happy to have won this tournament and I felt great all weekend,” said Van Gerwen, who bounced back from a first round exit at the World Grand Prix.

“I decided to take a holiday after losing in Dublin and it paid off. I feel refreshed and ready for the big part of the season – that started with winning this tournament. “Rob has had a great season but I always feel confident against whoever I play and they know it is a different game against me.

I pulled out some big shots at the right times and that is why I won the final.” After defeating Zoran Lerchbacher on Saturday, Van Gerwen continued a dominant run to the decider 24 hours later.

The Dutch ace saw off Stephen Bunting 6-1 before whitewashing Joe Cullen to reach the semi-finals. There, he averaged 110.39 in a 6-1 success over World Grand Prix finalist Simon Whitlock, with the aid of a 124 checkout on the bullseye. Cross, who has won four ProTour titles in 2017, continued his excellent debut season with a run to his second European Tour final.

After averaging over 105 in a 6-2 victory over Keegan Brown, he then defeated 2017 Gibraltar Darts Trophy winner Michael Smith 6-3 in the quarter-finals. Cross then completed his 6-1 triumph against Kim Huybrechts with a 115 finish, as the Hastings star moved into the decider.

Huybrechts had produced his best performance of the day in a 6-4 quarter-final defeat of Dave Chisnall, where Belgium’s number one landed six 180s – after earlier defying an average of 110.59 from Peter Wright to win their last 16 match 6-3.

Whitlock followed up his run to the final of the World Grand Prix with another impressive showing, defeating Jan Dekker and Andy Boulton on Sunday to reach his third European Tour semi-final of the year.

Boulton’s exceptional run came to end at the hands of the Australian but only after the Stoke thrower had added Vincent van der Voort to his list of conquests – following victories against Kevin Painter and World Grand Prix Champion Daryl Gurney in reaching the final day.

Cullen had beaten Alan Norris to reach the last eight, where he suffered a crushing defeat to Van Gerwen. Smith and Chisnall both enjoyed 6-3 victories in the last 16 against Jonny Clayton and Jelle Klaasen respectively, but neither managed to progress any further.

The HappyBet European Darts Trophy was the twelfth and final European Tour event of the year, with Van Gerwen winning six of the 12 tournaments. World number two Wright won five titles, with Smith being the only other player to taste success in 2017.

Van Gerwen added: “Peter Wright was doing really well at the start of the year but when the real Michael turned up I was the best.”

HappyBet European Darts Trophy

Sunday October 15th

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)
Third Round
94.73 Michael Smith 6-3 Jonny Clayton 89.82
105.40 Rob Cross 6-2 Keegan Brown 83.29
100.31 Dave Chisnall 6-3 Jelle Klaasen 83.39
110.59 Peter Wright 3-6 Kim Huybrechts 98.71
99.57 Simon Whitlock 6-2 Jan Dekker 89.25
88.42 Andy Boulton 6-4 Vincent van der Voort 91.64
86.78 Joe Cullen 6-2 Alan Norris 84.51
101.42 Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Stephen Bunting 95.40

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)
Quarter-Finals
79.02 Michael Smith 3-6 Rob Cross 93.15
97.81 Dave Chisnall 4-6 Kim Huybrechts 99.82
94.34 Simon Whitlock 6-4 Andy Boulton 87.95
88.39 Joe Cullen 0-6 Michael van Gerwen 103.66

Semi-Finals
98.80 Rob Cross 6-1 Kim Huybrechts 83.42
98.15 Simon Whitlock 1-6 Michael van Gerwen 110.39

Final
93.23 Rob Cross 4-6 Michael van Gerwen 96.70

RESULTS:

Friday October 13th
First Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)
84.69 Mick Todd 3-6 Jermaine Wattimena 85.01
88.57 Ricky Evans 3-6 Zoran Lerchbacher 100.27
87.95 Jonathan Worsley 2-6 Keegan Brown 98.66
89.08 Madars Razma 4-6 James Wilson 89.83
77.44 Jonny Clayton 6-1 Manfred Bilderl 72.00
83.46 Yordi Meeuwisse 2-6 Jamie Caven 91.15
85.18 Chris Quantock 1-6 Steve West 88.84
102.53 Martin Schindler 6-3 John Bowles 91.18

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)
98.88 Krzysztof Ratajski 6-4 Robert Thornton 90.76
89.67 Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Nico Blum 90.34
93.47 James Richardson 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh 93.51
84.56 Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-6 Rene Eidams 83.21
92.18 Nathan Aspinall 6-1 James Wade 83.19
85.27 Chris Dobey 6-4 Robert Allenstein 86.83
91.62 Kevin Painter 5-6 Andy Boulton 88.47
99.10 Jan Dekker 6-0 Christian Kist 66.93

Saturday October 14th
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)
88.83 Benito van de Pas 0-6 Keegan Brown 99.10
97.24 Alan Norris 6-4 James Richardson 99.02
90.28 Gerwyn Price 2-6 Jonny Clayton 91.77
96.43 Michael Smith 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena 84.20
90.69 Dave Chisnall 6-4 James Wilson 88.80
91.62 Joe Cullen 6-2 Steve West 77.33
99.46 Ian White 5-6 Vincent van der Voort 96.11
99.87 Stephen Bunting 6-4 Rene Eidams 96.13

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)
95.16 Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Nathan Aspinall 93.75
94.11 Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Chris Dobey 79.26
99.74 Rob Cross 6-5 Jamie Caven 89.20
90.19 Peter Wright 6-4 Martin Schindler 88.29
94.31 Simon Whitlock 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski 95.41
91.47 Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Zoran Lerchbacher 85.33
91.28 Mervyn King 1-6 Jan Dekker 98.34
95.27 Daryl Gurney 3-6 Andy Boulton 103.25

Prize Fund:

Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,000
Quarter-Finalists: £4,000
Last 16 losers: £3,000
Last 32 losers: £2,000
Last 48 losers: £1,000
Total: £135,000

Template - Date: World Championship PDPA Qualifier

The PDPA World Championship qualifier is now available to enter. It is for any PDPA member who has not played in any other World Championship Qualifier. (Recognised tables do not apply, just one off events)

The annual event will see 2 players qualify for the William Hill World Championship, the winner will qualify for the first round and the runner-up will go into the preliminary rounds. The venue is ArenaMK in Milton Keynes on Monday 27th November.

If you are a Challenge Tour only player you are not eligible to enter, you have to be a PDPA member. The entry deadline is 2pm on the 21st November 2017, if you enter but qualify via another route your entry fee will be refunded. No entries will be taken after this time.

The Entry Fee is £100:
To enter go to the PDPA payments area, pick the event (8th one down) and follow the instructions. You will receive a receipt via PayPal and confirmation from the PDPA of your entry.

Once your entry is confirmed you will then be added to the entry list. You do not need a PayPal account you can enter as a guest and pay with a credit card.

When you have entered please email the PDPA with the name of the player who you have entered via [email protected] with the receipt number or name of person who has paid the entry, as not every entry is made by the player.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Registration on the day:

  • 08.30 – Doors open
  • 09.00am – 11.00am Registration
    (If you do not register before 11.00am you will not be in the draw for this event.
  • 11.00 – Registration closes and the draw is done
  • 12.00 – Event starts
  • 17.00 – Event concluded (Approximately)

Format:

Best of 9 legs throughout

Marking:

This event is run on a loser marks basis, please be aware you may be required to mark the first game you board.

Prizes:

  • The Winner of the PDPA World Championship qualifier will qualify for the first round of the William Hill World Championship.
  • The Runner-Up will qualify for the Preliminary Round of the William Hill World Championship.
  • The losing Semi-Finalists will each receive £1,000
  • The losing Quarter-Finalists will each receive £250

NOTE: Money won at this qualifier does not count towards the PDC OoM. Total prize money for this qualifier £3,000

Guests:

Players are allowed 2 guests at this event, and must provide these to security on arrival. All usual DRA & PDC Rules apply

Template - Date: World Series Qualifier

The World Series of Darts Qualifier which is for PDC Tour Card Holders only, takes place on Monday evening from Barnsley, 86 players will be competing for the right to play in Glasgow live on ITV4. 

8 players will qualify for the World Series Finals from Glasgow on 3rd – 5th November 2017 from the Braehead Arena, Glasgow live on ITV4.

If you qualify for these finals please go to the event brief information. For the event brief for the World Series Finals CLICK HERE 

World Series Qualifier, Friday 9th October

Barnsley Metrodome

Last 128

Benito van de PasBYE|
Antonio AlcinasBYE|
Richie BurnettBYE|
Ryan Meikle5|0Wes Newton
Rob CrossBYE|
Andy Boulton5|1Mickey Mansell
Ted EvettsBYE|
Robert Owen5|3Keegan Brown
Kim HuybrechtsBYE|
John MichaelBYE|
Dimitri Van den BerghBYE|
Andy Hamilton5|4Dirk van Duijvenbode
Brendan DolanBYE|
John Bowles5|2Brian Woods
Darren JohnsonBYE|
Ritchie Edhouse5|4Jimmy Hendriks
Alan NorrisBYE|
James RichardsonBYE|
Vincent KamphuisBYE|
Chris Dobey5|3Ron Meulenkamp
Vincent van der VoortBYE|
Rowby-John Rodriguez5|3Kevin Painter
Jeffrey de ZwaanBYE|
Josh Payne5|1Mick McGowan
Ian WhiteBYE|
Martin SchindlerBYE|
John Norman JnrBYE|
Robbie Green5|1Lee Bryant
Justin PipeBYE|
Richie Corner5|3Sven Groen
Ryan SearleBYE|
Mike De Decker 5|2Jamie Bain
Joe CullenBYE|
Ronny HuybrechtsBYE|
Matthew DennantBYE|
Ricky Evans5|3Jim Brown
John HendersonBYE|
Kirk Shepherd5|2Devon Petersen
William O’ConnorBYE|
Jonny Clayton5|0John Part
Stephen BuntingBYE|
Jamie CavenBYE|
Richard NorthBYE|
Terry Temple5|1Joe Murnan
Mark WebsterBYE|
Scott Taylor5|1Jonathan Worsley
Ross TwellBYE|
Steve West5|2Ryan Palmer
Steve BeatonBYE|
Paul NicholsonBYE|
Jan DekkerBYE|
James Wilson5|3Andrew Gilding
Cristo ReyesBYE|
Jermaine WattimenaBYE|
Christian KistBYE|
Steve Hine5|1Stephen Burton
Robert ThorntonBYE|
Simon StevensonBYE|
Yordi MeeuwisseBYE|
Jeffrey de Graaf5|1Steve Lennon
Darren WebsterBYE|
Chris QuantockBYE|
Andy JenkinsBYE|
Jamie Lewis5|0Berry van Peer

Last 64

Benito van de Pas5|1Antonio Alcinas
Ryan Meikle5|3Richie Burnett
Rob Cross5|2Andy Boulton
Robert Owen5|1Ted Evetts
Kim Huybrechts5|3John Michael
Dimitri Van den Bergh5|3Andy Hamilton
Brendan Dolan5|1John Bowles
Darren Johnson5|4Ritchie Edhouse
Alan Norris5|1James Richardson
Chris Dobey5|4Vincent Kamphuis
Vincent van der Voort5|3Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jeffrey de Zwaan5|1Josh Payne
Ian White5|4Martin Schindler
John Norman Jnr5|1Robbie Green
Justin Pipe5|3Richie Corner
Mike De Decker 5|2Ryan Searle
Joe Cullen5|4Ronny Huybrechts
Ricky Evans5|2Matthew Dennant
John Henderson5|2Kirk Shepherd
Jonny Clayton5|4William O’Connor
Stephen Bunting5|2Jamie Caven
Richard North5|0Terry Temple
Mark Webster5|1Scott Taylor
Ross Twell5|4Steve West
Paul Nicholson5|1Steve Beaton
Jan Dekker5|3James Wilson
Jermaine Wattimena5|1Cristo Reyes
Steve Hine5|4Christian Kist
Simon Stevenson5|3Robert Thornton
Yordi Meeuwisse5|4Jeffrey de Graaf
Chris Quantock5|3Darren Webster
Andy Jenkins5|3Jamie Lewis

Last 32

Ryan Meikle5|2Benito van de Pas
Rob Cross5|3Robert Owen
Dimitri Van den Bergh5|1Kim Huybrechts
Brendan Dolan5|4Darren Johnson
Chris Dobey5|4Alan Norris
Jeffrey de Zwaan5|3Vincent van der Voort
Ian White5|4John Norman Jnr
Justin Pipe5|4Mike De Decker
Ricky Evans5|2Joe Cullen
Jonny Clayton5|4John Henderson
Stephen Bunting5|3Richard North
Mark Webster5|2Ross Twell
Jan Dekker5|2Paul Nicholson
Steve Hine5|1Jermaine Wattimena
Simon Stevenson5|2Yordi Meeuwisse
Andy Jenkins5|3Chris Quantock

Last 16

Ryan Meikle1|5Rob Cross
Dimitri Van den Bergh5|3Brendan Dolan
Chris Dobey5|4Jeffrey de Zwaan
Ian White3|5Justin Pipe
Ricky Evans2|5Jonny Clayton
Stephen Bunting3|5Mark Webster
Jan Dekker5|3Steve Hine
Simon Stevenson5|4Andy Jenkins

Qualifiers

Jonny Clayton
Chris Dobey
Mark Webster
Simon Stevenson
Jan Dekker

Rob Cross
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Justin Pipe

Template - Date: UNIBET World Grand Prix

DARYL GURNEY claimed his first televised title with glory at the Unibet World Grand Prix as he produced a fine comeback to defeat Simon Whitlock 5-4 in a deciding set in Saturday’s final at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.

The Northern Irish ace has broken into the world’s elite in the last 12 months, and wrote his name into the history books as he claimed the £100,000 top prize in the double-start tournament. Whitlock had come from 3-2 down to lead 4-3, but Gurney claimed the final two sets as he emotionally took the title.

The Australian edged the opening two sets before Gurney hit back with three in a row to move 3-2 up, landing five ton-plus checkouts as he hit the front. The Northern Irish ace – appearing in his first televised ranking final – crucially missed one dart at a double to win each of the next two sets as Whitlock regained the edge at 4-3.

Gurney claimed set eight 3-1 and led in the final set before the pair traded 112 checkouts, but the Northern Irish ace would not be denied as he landed double ten to claim the title before breaking down in tears as he celebrated the win.

Saturday 7th October

The Unibet World Grand Prix – The Final

88.50 Daryl Gurney 5-4 Simon Whitlock 83.53

SET ONE – 2-3 Gurney capitalised on a miss at tops from Whitlock to take out 72 for the opening leg and doubled his lead on double 16 before the Australian fired his challenge with a 180 in leg three. Double 16 got Whitlock off the mark, before he capitalised on four missed set darts from Gurney to force a decider, where the Northern Irish ace missed a further five darts for the set before his rival posted double one to lead.

SET TWO – 2-3 Whitlock opened set two with scores of 146, 140 and 140 but failed to kill off the leg as Gurney stepped in with a superb 156 checkout to move ahead. The Australian responded with two 180s and double six, with the pair trading the next two before Whitlock claimed the decider with the aid of another maximum and double nine to move two sets up.

SET THREE – 3-1 Gurney began set three with another ton-plus finish as he took out 110, with Whitlock levelling on double eight before missing tops for a 120 checkout as the Northern Irishman stepped back in on double 16. Gurney then sealed the set by taking out 126 on the bull to pull back to 2-1 in the contest.

SET FOUR – 3-1 Gurney squared the match by taking the fourth set 3-1, punishing misses from Whitlock in the opening two legs before responding to the Australian’s 70 finish by taking out 95 for the set.

SET FIVE – 3-2 Whitlock opened the fifth set with a 90 finish, only to see Gurney take out 110 and 104 – taking his tally of ton-plus checkouts to five for the game – to move 2-1 up. Whitlock landed a 180 and double 16 to take the set to a decider, but missed three darts – at double top and ten – to win the set as Gurney returned on double 16 to move 3-2 up by claiming his third successive set.

SET SIX – 2-3 Whitlock took the opening two legs of set six, but missed double 18 for the set in the third as Gurney took out 100 to respond and double ten to level, only to miss a set dart at double eight to allow his rival in to take out 98 to level the game.

SET SEVEN 2-3 The seventh set also went to a decider, with Gurney taking out 77 to lead and double ten to move 2-1 up only to miss the bull for the set as Whitlock landed double ten to level matters. The decisive fifth leg saw Whitlock power in his tenth 180 of the game to edge away before double eight put the Australian back ahead at 4-3 and a set away from glory.

SET EIGHT – 3-1 Gurney’s battling continued as he finished 68 to lead in set eight, and after Whitlock levelled he landed a third-dart double 16 to move 2-1 up the Derry man took out 96 for the set to send the match into a ninth set.

SET NINE – 3-1 Seven missed starting doubles from Whitlock were punished as Gurney took the opening leg on double eight, and the pair traded 112 finishes to leave the Northern Irish ace 2-1 up before double ten finally sealed the title.

 

The Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay Final 

Jason Cullen 4-6 William O’Connor

WILLIAM O’CONNOR defeated Jason Cullen 6-4 to win the 2017 Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay final on Saturday, securing his William Hill World Darts Championship debut in the process.

The Cappamore carpenter claimed Ireland’s top domestic honour for the first time – having lost in the 2009 decider to Aodhagan O’Neill – with a strong showing as he saw off Wexford’s Cullen.

Full Results Unibet World Grand Prix

Sunday October 1st (7pm)

First Round x8
81.72 Alan Norris 2-1 Justin Pipe 81.43
91.62 Joe Cullen 2-1 Darren Webster 87.16
89.59 Steve Beaton 2-0 Rob Cross 85.59
78.93 Robert Thornton 2-1 Kim Huybrechts 85.82
90.21 Raymond van Barneveld 2-0 Kyle Anderson 86.60
87.49 Adrian Lewis 1-2 Daryl Gurney 90.09
87.64 Michael van Gerwen 1-2 John Henderson 76.08
101.10 Dave Chisnall 2-0 Jelle Klaasen 84.05

Monday October 2nd (7pm)

First Round x8
83.59 Benito van de Pas 2-1 Cristo Reyes 84.47
85.36 Mervyn King 2-0 Ronny Huybrechts 81.83
85.08 Steve West 2-0 James Wade 85.67
89.31 Simon Whitlock 2-1 Christian Kist 81.65
85.89 Mensur Suljovic 2-1 Ian White 85.34
80.70 Michael Smith 1-2 Gerwyn Price 86.36
78.41 Mark Webster 0-2 Richard North 75.21
95.76 Peter Wright 2-1 Stephen Bunting 83.58

Tuesday October 3rd (7pm)

Second Round x4
90.98 Dave Chisnall 2-3 Robert Thornton 91.02
89.13 Daryl Gurney 3-1 Joe Cullen 85.39
87.10 John Henderson 3-1 Alan Norris 82.78
84.95 Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Steve Beaton 78.79

Wednesday October 4th (7pm)

Second Round x4
91.14 Gerwyn Price 0-3 Benito van de Pas 95.13
87.83 Mensur Suljovic 3-0 Steve West 84.66
83.77 Richard North 0-3 Simon Whitlock 86.10
94.00 Peter Wright 3-1 Mervyn King 85.66

Thursday October 5th (7pm)

Quarter-Finals
86.98 Simon Whitlock 3-0 Benito van de Pas 76.88
81.83 John Henderson 3-1 Raymond van Barneveld 83.33
90.89 Mensur Suljovic 3-1 Peter Wright 91.74
82.10 Robert Thornton 2-3 Daryl Gurney 86.47

Friday October 6th (7pm)

Semi-Finals
86.03 Simon Whitlock 4-3 Mensur Suljovic 92.92
83.42 Daryl Gurney 4-1 John Henderson 83.88