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European Darts Open

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN clinched the first European Tour title of 2018 as he beats Peter Wright in a last-leg thriller to secure the European Darts Open for a third time.

In an incredible final at the Ostermann Arena, Leverkusen, Van Gerwen initially struggled to get going and trailed by four legs at one stage as Wright pressed the early advantage. Pouncing on missed doubles in the opening leg, Wright found double 17 to break and take the lead.

With Van Gerwen firing his first 180 to set up 48 in the second, he was dismayed to see Wright plant a stunning 110 finish to move two clear. An 80 checkout in two gave the world number one his first footing in the game, but then he could only watch on as yet more costly misses allowed Wright two holds and another break of throw to lead 5-1.

Delight then turned to despair for Wright as he agonisingly wired the bullseye to clinch the title, allowing Van Gerwen to close the gap to one. And this is where van Gerwen really stepped it up a notch, firing his ninth 180 of the final on his way to a twelve dart leg and parity at 7-7.

Throwing for the title, the Dutchman stayed consistent on the trebles as he rounded off the victory with a 13-dart leg – finished on D16 with Wright requiring the same target.

2018 European Darts Open

Sunday March 25th

Quarter-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Simon Whitlock
Ron Meulenkamp 2-6 Richard North
Peter Wright 6-3 Joe Cullen
Mervyn King 4-6 James Wade

Semi-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 7-1 Richard North
Peter Wright 7-4 James Wade

Final
Michael van Gerwen 8-7 Peter Wright

Table after ET1
26-03-18 16:34

Position

Name

Prize Money

1 Gerwen, Michael van £25,000
2 Wright, Peter £10,000
3 North, Richard £6,000
3 Wade, James £6,000
5 Cullen, Joe £4,000
5 King, Mervyn £4,000
5 Meulenkamp, Ron £4,000
5 Whitlock, Simon £4,000
9 Chisnall, Dave £3,000
9 Cross, Rob £3,000
9 Dobey, Chris £3,000
9 Henderson, John £3,000
9 Norris, Alan £3,000
9 Pipe, Justin £3,000
9 Smith, Michael £3,000
9 Suljovic, Mensur £3,000
17 Clemens, Gabriel £2,000
17 Hughes, Jamie £2,000
17 Johnson, Darren £2,000
17 Kanik, Tytus £2,000
17 Kantele, Marko £2,000
17 Lewis, Adrian £2,000
17 Menzies, Cameron £2,000
17 Noppert, Danny £2,000
17 Wattimena, Jermaine £2,000
17 Woodhouse, Luke £2,000
27 Atkins, Martin (Wigan) £1,000
27 Beaton, Steve £1,000
27 Bergh, Dimitri Van Den £1,000
27 Clayton, Jonny £1,000
27 Dekker, Jan £1,000
27 Edhouse, Ritchie £1,000
27 Hopp, Max £1,000
27 Humphries, Luke £1,000
27 Jones, Wayne £1,000
27 Junghans, Thomas £1,000
27 Langendorf, Maik £1,000
27 Meikle, Ryan £1,000
27 Rasztovits, Michael £1,000
27 Voort, Vincent van der £1,000
27 Wilson, Mark £1,000
27 Zwaan, Jeffrey de £1,000

 

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DENNIS NILSSON AND TED EVETTS were the victors in Milton Keynes, winning events seven and eight as the second PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour weekend of 2018 came to a close.

That now makes it eight different winners in the eight events so far, with John Davey and Michael Barnard picking up maiden titles on Saturday.

Saturday 24th March (For Full Results CLICK EVENT)

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 5
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 6

Sunday 25th March (For Full Results CLICK EVENT)

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 7
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 8

Current CTOoM Table after 8 events

Players highlighted are eligible to enter ET 5&6 UKQ, with the final eligible player being Tony O’Shea, places do not gg further down the list as per rules.

Position Name + ET 5/6 UKQ Position £
1 1-Michael Barnard £5,100
2 2-Simon Preston £2,750
3 Diogo Portela £2,500
4 3-Jarred Cole £2,400
5 4-Martin Atkins (Wigan) £2,250
6 5-Jason Cullen £2,200
7 6-Jason Lowe £2,150
8 7-John Davey £2,100
9 8-Ted Evetts £2,100
10 Dennis Nilsson £2,050
11 Krzysztof Ratajski £1,700
12 9-Cameron Menzies £1,300
13 10-Adrian Gray £1,200
14 11-Matt Padgett £1,200
15 12-Robert Rickwood £1,100
16 13-Harry Ward £1,050
17 14-Adam Huckvale £1,050
18 15-David Pallett £1,050
19 16-Peter Mitchell £1,050
20 17-Mark Frost £1,050
21 18-Steven Kirkby £950
22 19-Dave Prins £900
23 20-Colin Osborne £900
24 Yordi Meeuwisse £850
25 21-Ben Burton £850
26 22-Stuart Kellett £800
27 23-Lee Evans £750
28 24-Rhys Griffin £750
29 25-Barry Lynn £700
30 26-Richie Corner £700
31 27-John Bowles £700
32 28-Jeff Smith £700
33 29-Martin Lukeman £650
34 30-Andy Boulton £600
35 31-Andy Jenkins £600
36 32-Tony O’Shea £600
37 Frantisek Humpula £550
38 Ryan Murray £550
39 Nicholas Bell £500
40 Mike De Decker £500
41 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £500
42 Berry van Peer £500
43 Mick Todd £450
44 Brett Claydon £450
45 Ricky Williams £450
46 Dennis Smith £400
47 Rees Hall £400
48 Boris Koltsov £400
49 John O’Shea £400
50 David Fatum £400
51 Dan Read £400
52 Adam Smith-Neale £400
53 Jamie Hughes £400
54 Steven Ferguson £350
55 Cody Harris £350
56 Barrie Bates £350
57 Bryn Suckley £350
58 Steven Smith £350
59 Dave Ladley £350
60 Martyn Turner £350
61 Callum Loose £350
62 Scott Dale £300
63 Arjan Konterman £300
64 Jesus Noguera Perea £300
65 Kelvin Hart £300
66 Jamie Kelling £300
67 Robert Smith £300
68 Chris Jackson £300
69 Curtis Hammond £300
70 John Crossley £300
71 Richie Howson £300
72 Mark Walsh £300
73 Callan Rydz £300
74 Martin Bradbury £300
75 Wes Newton £250
76 Kevin Garcia £250
77 Greg Ritchie £250
78 Chas Barstow £250
79 Matthew Dennant £250
80 Antony Darlow £250
81 Jonathan Wynn £250
82 David Evans £250
83 Jonathan Hewitt £250
84 Eddie Lovely £250
85 Lee Budgen £250
86 Rhys Hayden £250
87 Michael Rasztovits £250
88 Jon Jukes £250
89 Thomas Lovely £250
90 Steve Brown £200
91 Andy Smith £200
92 Michael Dawson £200
93 Andrew Foster £200
94 Simon Tate £200
95 Ian McFarlane £200
96 Rob Hewson £200
97 Leon Bailey £200
98 Terry Roach £200
99 Ian Lever £200
100 Jonathan Worsley £200
101 Nick Fullwell £200
102 Nathan Derry £200
103 Daniel Ayres £200
104 Nathan Rafferty £200
105 Brian Woods £200
106 Lee Palfreyman £200
107 Jim Walker £200
108 Josh McCarthy £200
109 Jason Lovett £200
110 Darren Layden £200
111 Lee Shewan £200
112 Charlie Jackson £200
113 Dyson Parody £150
114 Mike Norton £150
115 Jason Wilson £150
116 Radoslaw Szaganski £150
117 Mark Graham £150
118 Justin Smith £150
119 Craig Quinn £150
120 Nathan Treadgold £150
121 Tom Lonsdale £150
122 Kevin Edwards £150
123 Darryl Fitton £150
124 Ian Withers £150
125 James Hubbard £150
126 Michael Gillet £150
127 Tony Martin £150
128 Richard Baillie £150
129 Stephen Gallimore £150
130 Kevin Simm £150
131 James Bailey £150
132 Matt Clark £100
133 Anthony Urmston-Toft £100
134 Jay Foreman £100
135 Ian Moss £100
136 George Gardner £100
137 Daniel Lauby £100
138 Glenn Gibson £100
139 Philip Borthwick £100
140 Carlo van Peer £100
141 Max Baulcomb £100
142 Matt Jackson £100
143 Brendan Kearns £100
144 Darren Beveridge £100
145 Paul Dawkins £100
146 Adam Mould £100
147 Stephen McNally £100
148 Anthony Brown £100
149 Dean Owen £100
150 Paul Holloway £100
151 Kevin Bambrick £100
152 Sean Ryan £100
153 Evander Stevenson £100
154 Aaron Dyer £100
155 Alan Tabern Jnr £100
156 Kevin Dowling £100
157 James Hajdar £100
158 Ben Davies £100
159 Jimmy McKirdy £100
160 Coni Singh Nagi £100
161 Steven Marfleet £100
162 Shayne Burgess £100
163 Danny Gengler £100
164 Lee Harris £100
165 Tony Cole £50
166 Stuart Stubbs £50
167 Rene Eidams £50
168 Paul Milford £50
169 Rohit Rabadia £50
170 Ian Jones £50
171 Gary Blackwood £50
172 Jim Moston £50
173 John Brown £50
174 Jack Dickinson £50
175 Rachel Brooks £50
176 Jaikob Selby £50
177 Gary Davison £50
178 Steve Taylor £50
179 Adam Gallett £50
180 Chris Ping £50
181 Shane Pearson £50
182 Gavin Smith £50
183 Robert Adnams £50
184 Ken MacNeil £50
185 Bradley Williams £50
186 Ben Ward £50
187 Shaun Griffiths £50
188 Mark Forman £50
189 Dean Forde £50
190 Connor Scutt £50
191 Colin Littlecott £50
192 Christoff Van De Wal £50
193 Sheamus Hagan £50
194 Jack Main £50
195 Lewis Pride £50
196 Michael McCloskey £50
197 James Barton £50
198 David Edwards £50
199 Paul McCrevey £50
200 Peter Day £50

Template - Date: Jim Bowen Passes Away

The former deputy headmaster, who was from Lancashire, began his career as a stand-up comedian on the club circuit in the 1960s.

He became a household name when he began presenting Bullseye in 1981. The Sunday tea time show ran for 14 years.

It attracted 20 million viewers at its peak and involved three pairs of contestants – with a “thrower”, who would throw the darts, and a the “knower”, who would answer general knowledge questions.

One of Bowen’s catchphrases – “keep out of the black and in to the red, nothing in this game for two in a bed” – referred to the segments of the darts board that the players had to hit. His other beloved phrases included “You can’t beat a bit of Bully!” and “Let’s look at what you could have won.”

Bowen also had a number of TV acting roles, including in Muck and Brass, Jonathan Creek, The Grimleys, and as Hoss Cartwright in the second series of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. And he presented a live morning magazine programme on Radio Lancashire from 1999 to 2003

RIP Jim Bowen

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Friday saw the second weekend of European Tour UK Qualifiers in 2018 from the Metrodome in Barnsley.

ET3 UKQ is for the German Darts Open from Saarbrücken:

Seeds:
1 Michael van Gerwen – 2 Peter Wright – 3 Rob Cross – 4 Michael Smith – 5 Daryl Gurney – 6 Mensur Suljovic – 7 Joe Cullen – 8 Dave Chisnall – 9 Ian White – 10 Simon Whitlock – 11 Gerwyn Price – 12 Mervyn King – 13 Jelle Klaasen – 14 Darren Webster – 15 Benito van de Pas – 16 Steve Beaton.
UK Qualifiers:
William O’Connor, Terry Jenkins, Kirk Shepherd, Luke Humphries, Nathan Aspinall, Alan Tabern, James Wade, Richard North, Robert Thornton, Paul Nicholson, Steve West, Keegan Brown, Ricky Williams, Matthew Edgar, Steve Lennon, Luke Woodhouse, Cameron Menzies, Simon Stevenson
8 European Qualifiers:
12th April
4 Host Nation Qualifiers:
12th April
1 Eastern Europe:
Tytus Kanik
1 SDC:
Daniel Larsson

This event is from the 13th – 15th April, at the Saarlandhalle, An der Saarlandhalle 1, 66113, Saarbrücken, Germany.

For all the information on this event please CLICK HERE
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ET4 UKQ for the Austrian Darts Open from Graz/Premstätten:

Seeds:
1 Michael van Gerwen – 2 Peter Wright – 3 Rob Cross – 4 Michael Smith – 5 Daryl Gurney – 6 Mensur Suljovic – 7 Joe Cullen – 8 Dave Chisnall – 9 Ian White – 10 Simon Whitlock – 11 Gerwyn Price – 12 Mervyn King – 13 Jelle Klaasen – 14 Darren Webster – 15 Benito van de Pas – 16 Steve Beaton
UK Qualifiers:
Cameron Menzies, Jonny Clayton, John Henderson, Stephen Burton, Luke Humphries, Brendan Dolan, James Wade, Michael Barnard, Alan Tabern, Jason Cullen, Steve West, Wayne Jones, Simon Stevenson, Richie Burnett, Steve Lennon, Ritchie Edhouse, Adam Hunt, Scott Taylor.
8 European Qualifiers:
19th April
4 Host Nation Qualifiers:
19th April
1 Eastern Europe:
Tamás Alexits
1 SDC:
Daniel Larsson

This event is from the 20th – 22nd April at the Steiermarkhalle Premstätten, Thalerhofstraße 85, A-8141 Graz/Premstätten, Austria.

For all the information on this event please CLICK HERE

Template - Date: DartConnect FREE Trial for PDPA Members

The PDPA has arranged for it’s members to receive a free 45 Day Trial for the DartConnect program.

This gives every player an opportunity become familiar with the scoring application before you play in tournament competition. In addition, you can compete against the computer opponent or online with peers.

The PDC is fully committed to utilizing this platform going forward so please take advantage of this offer so you know how to use the system.

All PDPA Members will receive an email invitation for the FREE 45 Day Trial today, if you have not received this invitation, this will be because we do not have your email address on our database from your contact details you sent us. 

For more information please go to the DartConnect area on our website CLICK HERE

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World number four Anderson scooped the £70,000 top prize and his first televised ranking title for over two years with the success.

Anderson defeated World Champion Rob Cross 10-5 in Sunday afternoon’s quarter-finals and then overcame David Pallett 11-7 in the semi-finals, before holding off the former World Youth Champion to claim the title.

After Cadby opened up an early 4-1 lead – taking out 70 and 87 along the way – Anderson hit back to lead 5-4 with a four-leg burst of his own which was sparked by a 110 finish, before finishing a key 108 to lead 8-6.

Cadby hit back before finishes of 70 and 91 moved Anderson to the brink of a victory which he sealed with a 14-dart leg on double 18.

“It’s fantastic for me,” said Anderson. “I’ve come here to win the tournament and managed to do it, and it’s great.

“I played well on Friday and Saturday and I was very happy with my game but I struggled in the last three games. My scoring wasn’t there but my doubles went in when I needed them to. “In the last three games I’ve been lucky – it’s been a struggle. Corey is good and I’ve got a lot of time for him, he’s a class act.

“I knew exactly what to expect and he’s going to be about for a long, long time. It’s getting harder every year with all the youngsters coming through and they’ll take it in their stride.”

Cadby, who picked up £35,000 as runner-up, continued his superb start to life as a professional since winning a Tour Card in January by reaching his first televised ranking final with Sunday wins over Gerwyn Price and Robert Owen.

Coral UK Open (Chris Dean, PDC)

The Tasmania-born star will now return to Melbourne ahead of his wedding to fiancee Breana in a fortnight – on his 23rd birthday – and said: “What a year 2018 has been and I’m looking forward to the rest.

“I’m only young, I’ve got a lot to learn and I’m pretty happy to make the final. I’m not happy to be runner-up but I’ll take it.

“I gave everything but you’ve got to hit the doubles at crucial times, you can’t afford to miss and Gary came through and won.”

The UK Open’s reputation for giving a platform to emerging players to make their mark continued as Wales’ Robert Owen and Shropshire-born David Pallett won through to their first televised semi-finals.

Owen saw off resurgent three-time World Champion John Part 10-3 in Sunday afternoon’s quarter-finals with the performance of his career, before being overpowered by Cadby in the last four as the Australian stormed into a 9-0 lead.

“I was disappointed to lose to Corey but at the same time I can’t really be too disappointed,” said the 33-year-old from Ogmore Vale. “It’s my first big TV semi-final and many other players never achieve that.

“Good things come to those who wait, and when you work hard it comes. I haven’t played my best darts this weekend but it’s a cracking start to the year.”

2018 Coral UK Open

Sunday March 4th

Quarter-Finals – 19 legs
David Pallett 10-5 Steve West
Robert Owen 10-3 John Part
Corey Cadby 10-6 Gerwyn Price
Gary Anderson 10-5 Rob Cross

Semi-Finals from 7pm – 21 legs
Gary Anderson 11-7 David Pallett
Robert Owen 3-11 Corey Cadby

Final – 21 legs
Gary Anderson 11-7 Corey Cadby

Prize Fund

Winner – £70,000
Runner-Up – £35,000
Semi-Finalists – £17,500
Quarter-Finalists – £11,500
Last 16 – £6,500
Last 32 – £3,500
Last 64 – £1,750
Total – £350,000

Format

Quarter-Finals – Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals – Best of 21 legs
Final – Best of 21 legs