Template - Date: Czech Darts Open (ET9)

Thursday will see the final qualifiers in Prague for the 48 man field in the inaugural Czech Darts Open from the PVA Exbo.

 

The draw will take place prior to the final qualifier for this event with the current qualifiers are as below:

For the event brief for this event CLICK HERE

16 Seeds:
1 Michael van Gerwen, 2 Ian White, 3 Gerwyn Price, 4 Daryl Gurney, 5 Peter Wright, 6 James Wade, 7 Adrian Lewis, 8 Mensur Suljovic, 9 Ricky Evans, 10 Steve Beaton, 11 Michael Smith, 12 Joe Cullen, 13 Jonny Clayton, 14 Simon Whitlock, 15 Nathan Aspinall, 16 Darren Webster

18 UK TCH Qualifiers:
Glen Durrant, Mervyn King, Stephen Bunting, Chris Dobey, John Henderson, William O’Connor, Andrew Gilding, Keegan Brown, Steve West, Ted Evetts, Corey Cadby, Devon Petersen, Justin Pipe, Kevin Garcia, Jamie Hughes, Robert Thornton, William Borland, Brendan Dolan.
6 EURO’Q’:
Rowby-John Rodriguez, Krzysztof Ratajski, Jermaine Wattimena, Madars Razma, Ron Meulenkamp, Danny Noppert.

2 Associate/Day Members Qualifier:
Wessel Nijman, Stefan Bellmont

4 Czech Host Nation Qualifiers:
TBC

1 Eastern Europe: (Non Czech Players)
TBC

1 PDC N&B:
Daniel Larsson

Template - Date: WMP Race with Prague to go

The Race for the World Matchplay concludes this weekend following the Czech Darts Open from Prague, players below on the PTOoM Table with this final event to go.

 

Players highlighted are in the event, and have the first round prize money added (+£1,000) in brackets, Kyle Anderson is currently in the last position (16th) only £250 ahead of Keegan Brown but he did not qualify for the weekends final event. Darren Webster is a seed in Blackpool. The 16 players from the OoM will not change although some positions can.

Smith, Searle and Clemens miss out but Kyle Anderson, James Wilson and Vincent van der Voort will be keeping an eye out on this weekend results.

11th – Stephen Bunting £39,250 (£40,250)
12th – John Henderson £37,250 (38,250)
Seed – Darren Webster £37,000
13th – Mervyn King £35,250 (£36,250)
14th – Vincent van der Voort £35,000
15th – James Wilson £34,750
16th – Kyle Anderson £32,750
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Ross Smith £32,500
Ryan Searle £32,250
Keegan Brown £31,500 (£32,500) ‘Needs one win at least’
Gabriel Clemens £30,500
William O’Connor £28,000 (£29,000) ‘Needs Quarter-Final at least’
Ron Meulenkamp £26,750 (£27,750) ‘Needs Semi-Final at least’
Steve West £26,500 (£27,500) ‘Needs Semi-Final at least’

Below need to win the event to have a chance.

Jamie Hughes £22,250 (£23,250)
Ted Evetts
£19,000 (£20,000)
Robert Thornton £18,250 (£19,250)
Brendan Dolan £17,500 (£18,500) 
Justin Pipe £17,250 (£18,250)
Rowby-John Rodriguez £10,500 (£11,500)
Madars Razma
 £9,500 (10,500) 

Qualifiers as below for the Czech Darts Open, the draw will take place on Thursday prior to the final qualifiers.

16 Seeds:
1 Michael van Gerwen, 2 Ian White, 3 Gerwyn Price, 4 Daryl Gurney, 5 Peter Wright, 6 James Wade, 7 Adrian Lewis, 8 Mensur Suljovic, 9 Ricky Evans, 10 Steve Beaton, 11 Michael Smith, 12 Joe Cullen, 13 Jonny Clayton, 14 Simon Whitlock, 15 Nathan Aspinall, 16 Darren Webster

18 UK TCH Qualifiers:
Glen Durrant, Mervyn King, Stephen Bunting, Chris Dobey, John Henderson, William O’Connor, Andrew Gilding, Keegan Brown, Steve West, Ted Evetts, Corey Cadby, Devon Petersen, Justin Pipe, Kevin Garcia, Jamie Hughes, Robert Thornton, William Borland, Brendan Dolan

6 Euro TCH Qualifiers:
Krzysztof Ratajski, Jermaine Wattimena, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Madars Razma, Danny Noppert, Ron Meulenkamp

Prize Fund:

Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,500
Quarter-Finalists: £5,000
Last 16 losers: £3,000
Last 32 losers: £2,000
Last 48 losers: £1,000

Template - Date: Players Championship

James Wade picked up his fourth PDC ranking title of 2019 at Players Championship 18 in Wigan on Sunday, defeating Jose de Sousa 8-5 in the final.

 

The second day of the ProTour double-header weekend saw Wade follow-up his hat-trick of Players Championship titles in April to equal his best ever tally of ranking titles in a calendar year, having also won four in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The former Premier League champion grew into the tournament, steadily increasing his average in every round, before posting ton-plus averages in the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

Wade’s day began with victories over Dutch pair Benito van de Pas and Yordi Meeuwisse, followed by a narrow 6-5 win over Keegan Brown to reach the Last 16 where he overcame Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-4.

In the quarter-finals Wade averaged 101.5 to defeat rising star Callan Rydz 6-3, before edging past Players Championship 17 winner Krzysztof Ratajski 7-5 and then getting the better of De Sousa to secure the £10,000 top prize.

“Yesterday after I lost I looked at a picture of my son on my phone and that inspired me to win today,” said Wade. “The final wasn’t a great game, in fact I wouldn’t say I played very well today which is ironic really.

De Sousa got off to a flying start in his first PDC final, taking out 160 to hold throw in the opening leg, as the first four legs all went with throw.

Wade hit his favourite double ten with his last dart in hand to land the first break of the match, then doubling his lead witha calm 68 checkout after De Sousa piled on the pressure with his 21st 180 of the day. De Sousa came roaring back with back-to-back legs of his own, including a 12-dart break which ended with an 88 checkout.

Despite averaging over 11 points more than Wade after eight legs, De Sousa was left to rue his missed chance to go ahead, as Wade clinically found double seven with his last darts in hand for an 86 checkout to break throw and make it 5-4. From there, Wade produced a dominant end to the contest, dropping only one more leg to run out a convincing 8-5 winner.

Jose de Sousa (PDC)

De Sousa, who won his PDC Tour Card for the first time in January, backed up his run to the quarter-finals of the Danish Darts Open on his European Tour debut in Copenhagen last weekend.

The Portuguese number one defeated Nathan Aspinall, Jeffrey de Zwaan on his way to the semi-finals, where he ran out a 7-5 victor over Dimitri Van den Bergh to reach his first PDC ranking final, ending Van den Bergh’s hopes of qualifying for the Betfred World Matchplay in the process.

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 – June 23rd WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)
Luke Woodhouse 3-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Callan Rydz 3-6 James Wade
Dimitri van den Bergh 6-1 William O’Connor
Jose de Sousa 6-2 James Richardson
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-7 James Wade
Dimitri van den Bergh 5-7 Jose de Sousa
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
James Wade 8-5 Jose de Sousa
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

SATURDAY: Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski landed the fourth PDC title of his career at Players Championship 17 in Wigan on Saturday, defeating Nathan Aspinall 8-3 in the final.

 

The opening day of the ProTour double-header weekend saw Ratajski pick up his first title of 2019, continuing his 100% success rate in PDC ranking finals. The Polish number one showed great consistency across the day, averaging over 100 in five of his seven victories.

Krzysztof Ratajski (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 – June 22nd WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)
Jamie Hughes 0-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Luke Humphries 4-6 James Wilson
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Dimitri van den Bergh
Ron Meulenkamp 6-2 Boris Koltzov
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Krzysztof Ratajski 7-3 James Wilson
Nathan Aspinall 7-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Krzysztof Ratajski 8-3 Nathan Aspinall
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PCOoM, go to rankings area:

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 – May 19th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Robert Thornton 6-3 Chris Dobey
Danny Noppert 3-6 Max Hopp
Nathan Aspinall 5-6 Harry Ward
Scott Taylor 1-6 Jose de Sousa
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Robert Thornton 6-7 Max Hopp
Harry Ward 7-4 Jose de Sousa
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Max Hopp 7-8 Harry Ward
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 – May 18th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Chris Dobey 5-6 Michael van Gerwen
Glen Durrant 6-4 Michael Smith
Ron Meulenkamp 6-5 Ian White
Ryan Meikle 2-6 Darius Lananauskas
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Michael van Gerwen 2-7 Glen Durrant
Ron Meulenkamp 4-7 Darius Lananauskas
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Glen Durrant 8-1 Darius Lananauskas
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 – May 1st BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Joe Cullen
Harry Ward 2-6 Darius Labanauskas
Krzysztof Ratajski 4-6 Arron Monk
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-5 Ryan Joyce
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Stephen Bunting 7-5 Darius Labanauskas
Arron Monk 3-7 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Stephen Bunting 2-8 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 – April 30th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Christian Kist 3-6 Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright 5-6 Adrian Lewis
William O’Connor 6-5 Jeffrey de ZWaan
Justin Pipe 3-6 Daryl Gurney
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Nathan Aspinall 7-4 Adrian Lewis
William O’Connor 7-5 Daryl Gurney
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Nathan Aspinall 4-8 William O’Connor
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 – April 14th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Michael Smith 6-4 Ian White
James Wade 6-2 Jonny Clayton
John Henderson 6-5 Danny Noppert
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-3 Glen Durrant
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Michael Smith 4-7 James Wade
John Henderson 4-7 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
James Wade 8-5 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 – April 13th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 6-1 Andy Boulton
James Wade 6-3 Jonny Clayton
Glen Durrant 5-6 Michael Smith
Jelle Klaasen 2-6 Steve West
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Ian White 5-7 James Wade
Michael Smith 7-4 Steve West
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
James Wade 8-6 Michael Smith
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 – April 7th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 6-5 Aaron Monk
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Mervyn King 4-6 Gabriel Clemens
Tytus Kanik 6-5 Jose Justica
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Ian White 2-7 Jonny Clayton
Gabriel Clemens 7-3 Tytus Kanik
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Jonny Clayton 8-4 Gabriel Clemens
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 – April 6th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Michael Smith 6-4 Ian White
Steve West 6-5 Steve Beaton
James Wade 6-5 Adrian Lewis
Scott Baker 6-5 Jose de Sousa
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Michael Smith 7-5 Steve West
James Wade 7-6 Scott Baker
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Michael Smith 2-8 James Wade
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 – March 17th WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 3-6 Jonny Clayton
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Vincent van der Voort
Jan Dekker 2-6 Raymond van Barneveld
Andy Boulton 1-6 Keegan Brown
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Adrian Lewis 7-1 Jonny Clayton
Raymond van Barneveld 7-6 Keegan Brown
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Adrian Lewis 8-3 Raymond van Barneveld
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 – March 16th WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)
Mark McGeeney 6-5 Ron Muelenkamp
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Ryan Searle
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Mark McGeeney 2-7 Dave Chisnall
Gerwyn Price 2-7 Daryl Gurney
Losers £3,000

Final (15)

Dave Chisnall 8-6 Daryl Gurney
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 – February 24th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Adrian Lewis
Danny Noppert 6-2 John Henderson
Ricky Evans 6-4 Kyle Anderson
Jermaine Wattimena 3-6 Nathan Aspinall
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)

Gerwyn Price 7-2 Nathan Aspinall
Danny Noppert 4-7 Ricky Evans
Losers £3,000

Final (15)

Gerwyn Price 8-4 Ricky Evans
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 – February 23rd BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)

Ian White 2-6 Gerwyn Price
James Wade 3-6 Dave Chisnall
Gabriel Clemens 6-4 John Henderson
Ryan Searle 4-6 Danny Noppert
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Gerwyn Price 7-4 Dave Chisnall
Gabriel Clemens 7-5 Danny Noppert
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Gerwyn Price 8-4 Gabriel Clemens
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 – February 17th WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)

Nathan Aspinall 5-6 Gerwyn Price
Bradley Brooks 5-6 Glen Durrant
Kyle Anderson 2-6 Rob Cross
Dimitri van den Bergh 6-4 Matthew Edgar
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)

Gerwyn Price 3-7 Glen Durrant
Rob Cross 5-7 Dimitri van den Bergh
Losers £3,000

Final (15)

Glen Durrant 8-3 Dimitri van den Bergh
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 – February 16th WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)

Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Gavin Carlin
Steve West 5-6 Mervyn King
Ian White 6-4 John Henderson
Chris Dobey 6-3 Peter Wright
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Mervyn King
Ian White 7-5 Chris Dobey
Losers £3,000

Final (15)

Michael van Gerwen 8-5 Ian White
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 – February 10th WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)
Jonny Clayton 6-3 Michael van Gerwen
Dave Chisnall 6-5 James Wade
Ryan Searle 5-6 Joe Cullen
John Henderson 4-6 Glen Durrant
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Jonny Clayton 5-7 Dave Chisnall
Joe Cullen 4-7 Glen Durrant
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Dave Chisnall 8-7 Glen Durrant
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 – February 9th WIGAN
Quarter Finals (11)
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Jonny Clayton
Scott Baker 6-3 Kyle Anderson
Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Harry Ward
Peter Wright 6-5 Michael Smith
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Michael van Gerwen 7-5 Scott Baker
Jermaine Wattimena 7-2 Peter Wright
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Michael van Gerwen 8-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

Template - Date: European Tours 9/10 Qualifiers

11 players, led by Corey Cadby, Stephen Bunting, Jermaine Wattimena, Chris Dobey and Justin Pipe, enjoyed a double qualification success in Friday’s European Tour UK Qualifiers.

 

Places in this month’s inaugural Czech Darts Open and the forthcoming Austrian Darts Championship were on offer for players in the qualifiers at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre. Australian star Cadby, the former World Youth Champion and 2018 UK Open finalist, will make his European Tour debut in the Czech Darts Open, and also secured a spot in Vienna in August.

Last weekend’s Danish Darts Open finalist Chris Dobey was another player to enjoy a double qualification success, alongside World Cup finalsit William O’Connor, former European Tour event winner Justin Pipe and former World Youth Champion Keegan Brown.

Stephen Bunting, Ted Evetts, Jamie Hughes and Brendan Dolan also won through to compete in both events. The European Tour Card Holder’s Qualifiers saw both Wattimena and Austrian ace Rowby-John Rodriguez enjoy double success to begin their weekend in Wigan in style.

Qualifiers ET9:

UK’Q’ – Glen Durrant, Mervyn King, Stephen Bunting, Chris Dobey, John Henderson, William O’Connor, Andrew Gilding, Keegan Brown, Steve West, Ted Evetts, Corey Cadby, Devon Petersen, Justin Pipe, Kevin Garcia, Jamie Hughes, Robert Thornton, William Borland, Brendan Dolan.
EURO’Q’ – Rowby-John Rodriguez, Krzysztof Ratajski, Jermaine Wattimena, Madars Razma, Ron Meulenkamp, Danny Noppert.

Qualifiers ET10:

UK’Q’ – Corey Cadby, Stephen Bunting, Chris Dobey, Gavin Carlin, William O’Connor, Cameron Menzies, Ross Smith, Mark Webster, Keegan Brown, James Wilson, Kyle Anderson, Ted Evetts, Luke Humphries, Kirk Shepherd, Jamie Hughes, Brendan Dolan, Justin Pipe, Josh Payne.
EURO’Q’ – Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jermaine Wattimena, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Christian Bunse, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Vincent van der Voort

If you qualify for any of these two events, you must go to the event brief area for each event to see the travel , hotel and event information.

CZECH DARTS OPEN Prague 28th-30th June CLICK HERE

AUSTRIAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Vienna 28th-31st August CLICK HERE

Template - Date: Danish Darts Open ‘ET8’

Chisnall a winner of two Players Championship events earlier in the year, Chisnall defeated Chris Dobey 8-3 in the final at the Brøndby Hallen to continue his impressive run of form in 2019.

 

The five-time televised finalist last tasted success on the European Tour in 2013, but his clinical display against Dobey saw him end that wait and rack up his 15th PDC crown.

“It’s been a while, I’ve kept getting close but not finishing the job so this means a lot to me,” said Chisnall, whose victory in the final saw him become just the fourth player to win 100 games on the European Tour.

“I felt good all day, both in practice and on the stage and I have to say the crowd really spurred me on, they were fantastic for all players across the weekend. 

“Chris didn’t play his best in the final, luckily for me, but he’s someone I respect and he deserves all the success he gets.”

The final of the eighth European Tour event of 2019 saw Dobey get off to a flying start with a 146 finish to hold throw followed by a 12-dart break. However, the lead was short-lived as Chisnall hit back with a 12-dart break of his own, before winning the next three legs to take a 4-2 lead.

Dobey, who was seeking a first PDC title, hit a crucial double top with his last dart in hand for a 100 checkout to stop the rot and make it 4-3. However, that was to be Dobey’s last moment of success as Chisnall took the next four legs without reply, sealing the £25,000 top prize with a 115 finish.

Chris Dobey (Kais Bodensieck, PDC Europe)

For Dobey, it was his first taste of a big-stage PDC final, having previously come runner-up in three Players Championship events, and the Geordie was quick to take the positives from the weekend.

Sunday June 16th

Third Round
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Stephen Bunting
Joe Cullen 6-4 Peter Wright
Chris Dobey 6-2 Kirk Shepherd
Jose de Sousa 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Jonny Clayton 6-2 James Wade
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Adrian Lewis
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Ian White

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Joe Cullen
Chris Dobey 6-5 Jose de Sousa
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena

Semi-Finals
Chris Dobey 7-4 Gerwyn Price
Dave Chisnall 7-6 Jonny Clayton

Final
Dave Chisnall 8-3 Chris Dobey

Template - Date: BetVictor World Cup

Scotland won the BetVictor World Cup of Darts for the first time on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Rep of Ireland in Hamburg.

 

They were crowned as BetVictor World Cup of Darts champions as Gary Anderson and Peter Wright overcame the Republic of Ireland 3-1 in the final in Hamburg.

The Scottish pair have been defeated twice previously in the final of the annual pairs tournament, losing out to England in 2015 and the Netherlands 12 months ago. However, this time they went all the way as they denied Steve Lennon and William O’Connor a remarkable triumph.

The Republic of Ireland had never won past the Last 16 in the previous eight World Cup tournaments, but followed up a round two demolition of England by defeating Austria and the Netherlands on Sunday to defy the odds and reach the final.

Their semi-final triumph over the Netherlands was particularly memorable, as they whitewashed Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena 4-0 in the Doubles decider with the aid of finishes of 131 and 128 from Lennon.

Lennon also opened the final with a 4-2 win over Gary Anderson, but Wright’s 4-2 win over O’Connor saw them level before an outstanding Doubles whitewash moved them 2-1 up overall.

Wright then sealed glory for Scotland for the first time as he defeated Lennon 4-1 in their Singles tie to secure the £70,000 top prize and become only the third nation to win the event.

The Scots had earlier raced past both Belgium and Japan with 2-0 wins to secure their place in the final, marking a hugely successful return to action for Anderson following his treatment for a back problem.

Quarter-Finals

JAPAN 2-0 NEW ZEALAND

Singles One: Seigo Asada 4-1 Cody Harris
Singles Two: Haruki Muramatsu 4-3 Haupai Puha

SCOTLAND 2-0 BELGIUM

Singles One: Gary Anderson 4-2 Kim Huybrechts
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2-1 AUSTRIA

Singles One: Steve Lennon 4-1 Zoran Lerchbacher
Singles Two: William O’Connor 0-4 Mensur Suljovic
Doubles: Republic of Ireland 4-0 Austria

CANADA 1-2 NETHERLANDS

Singles One: Dawson Murschell 2-4 Michael van Gerwen
Singles Two: Jim Long 2-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Doubles: Canada 2-4 Netherlands

Semi-Finals

SCOTLAND 2-0 JAPAN

Singles One: Gary Anderson 4-2 Seigo Asada
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-1 Haruki Muramatsu

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2-1 NETHERLANDS

Singles One: Steve Lennon 3-4 Michael van Gerwen
Singles Two: William O’Connor 4-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Doubles: Republic of Ireland 4-1 Netherlands

The Final

SCOTLAND 3-1 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Singles One: Gary Anderson 2-4 Steve Lennon
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-2 William O’Connor
Doubles:  Scotland 4-0 Republic of Ireland
Singles Three: Peter Wright 4-1 Steve Lennon

History:

2010 Netherlands 4-2 Wales
2012 England 4-3 Australia
2013 England 3-1 Belgium
2014 Netherlands 3-0 England
2015 England 3-2 Scotland
2016 England 3-2 Netherlands
2017 Netherlands 3-1 Wales
2018 Netherlands 3-1 Scotland
2019 Scotland 3-1 Republic of Ireland

Template - Date: Development Tour 2019

Ted Evett’s and Luke Humphries won Sunday PDC Unicorn Development Tours with events 11 and 12 from Milton Keynes with Evett’s leading the table.

 

Geert Nentjes hit a 9 Darter in his match against Callum Loose in event 11. Sunday’s Event 11 went to Luke Humphries with Ted Evetts again the victor in the final event on Sunday with event 12, Evetts leads the DTOoM Table after 12 events.

DartConnect

PDC Development Tour – Milton Keynes
Sunday 9th June

Event 11 – Full results in Match Center at DartConnect

QUARTERS
William Borland 5-0 Rusty Jake Rodriguez
Greg Ritchie 5-3 Geert Nentjes
Corey Cadby 5-4 Barry Keane
Luke Humphries 5-1 Callum Mathews

SEMI FINAL
William Borland 3-5 Greg Ritchie
Corey Cadby 3-5 Luke Humphries

FINAL
Luke Humphries 5-4 Greg Ritchie

Event 12 – Full results in Match Center at DartConnect

QUARTERS
Ryan Meikle 5-0 Jacob Gwynne
Bradley Brooks 5-4 Andrew Davidson
Geert Nentjes 5-3 Connor Arberry
Ted Evetts 5-2 Owen Roeloffs

SEMI FINAL
Ryan Meikle 4-5 Bradley Brooks
Geert Nentjes 1-5 Ted Evetts

FINAL
Bradley Brooks 0-5 Ted Evetts

Top 8 on DTOoM Table after 12 Events:

1-Ted Evetts £8,150
2-Geert Nentjes £5,650
3-Luke Humphries £5,000
4-Ryan Meikle £4,950
5-Callan Rydz £3,800
6-Nathan Rafferty £3,800
7-Jeffrey de Zwaan £3,150
8-Andrew Davidson £2,850

PDC Development Tour 10 – MK

QUARTERS
Owen Roelofs 2-5 Geert Nentjes
Charlie Symons 4-5 Ciaran Teehan
Shane McGuirk 5-2 George Killington
Carl Batchelor 5-2 George Gardner

SEMI FINALS
Geert Nentjes 5-1 Ciaran Teehan
Shane McGuirk 5-1 Carl Batchelor

FINAL
Geert Nentjes 5-2 Shane McGuirk

PDC Development Tour 9 – MK

QUARTERS
Justin van Tergouw 5-4 Roman Benecky
Ted Evetts 5-1 Justin van Tergouw
Shane McGuirk 5-1 Niels Zonnerveld
George Killington 5-3 Dom Taylor

SEMI FINALS
Ted Evetts 5-4 Justin van Tergouw
Shane McGuirk 5-3 George Killington

FINAL
Ted Evetts 5-3 Shane McGuirk

PDC Development Tour 8 – Wigan

QUARTERS (9)
Jarred Cole 5-1 Connor Scutt
Luke Humphries 5-2 Scott Hope
Mike de Decker 5-4 Kieran Brignell
Callan Rydz 5-4 Kevin Doets

SEMIS (9)
Jarred Cole 4-5 Luke Humphries
Mike de Decker 3-5 Callan Rydz

FINAL (9)
Luke Humphries 2-5 Callan Rydz

PDC Development Tour 7 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Harry Ward 5-4 Callan Rydz
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Geert Nentjes
Bradley Clark 5-3 Thomas Loveley
Andrew Davidson 5-1 Luke Humphreys

SEMIS 
Harry Ward 4-5 Ryan Meikle
Bradley Clark 1-5 Andrew Davidson

FINAL 
Ryan Meikle 5-2 Andrew Davidson

PDC Development Tour 6 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Luke Humphries 5-4 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Rusty Jake-Rodriguez 5-2 Shane McGuirk
Corey Cadby 5-3 William Borland
Justin Smith 5-3 Mike de Decker

SEMIS
Luke Humphries 5-1 Rusty Jake-Rodriguez
Corey Cadby 5-2 Justin Smith

FINAL
Luke Humphries 3-5 Corey Cadby

PDC Development Tour 5 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-3 Bradley Clark
Seppe Giebens 3-5 Ciaran Teehan
Mike van Duivenbode 3-5 Geert Nentjes
Callan Rydz 0-5 Danny van Trijp

SEMIS 
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-0 Ciaran Teehan
Geert Nentjes 5-3 Danny van Trijp

FINAL
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-3 Geert Nentjes

PDC Development Tour 4 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Andrew Davidson 5-0 Jack Main
Callan Rydz 5-3 Patrick van den Boogaard
Ted Evetts 5-1 Ben Cheesman
Keane Barry 5-1 Wiliam Borland

SEMIS
Andrew Davidson 5-4 Callan Rydz
Ted Evetts 5-1 Keane Barry

FINAL
Andrew Davidson 1-5 Ted Evetts

PDC Development Tour 3 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Justin van Tergouw 1-5 Ciaran Teehan
Keane Barry 2-5 Greg Ritchie
Wiiliam Borland 3-5 Geert Nentjes
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Jeffrey de Zwaan

SEMIS
Ciaran Teehan 3-5 Greg Ritchie
Geert Nentjes 3-5 Ryan Meikle

FINAL
Greg Ritchie 2-5 Ryan Meikle

PDC Development Tour 2 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Wessel Nijman 5-4 Callan Rydz
Nathan Rafferty 5-0 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Aiden Cope 5-0 Luke Humphries
Keane Barry 5-0 Manuel Hywel

SEMIS
Wessel Nijman 3-5 Nathan Rafferty
Aiden Cope 5-4 Keane Barry

FINAL
Nathan Rafferty 5-2 Aiden Cope

PDC Development Tour 1 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Jim Moston 1-5 Andrew Davidson
Harry Ward 1-5 Nathan Rafferty
Ted Evetts 5-1 Benjamin Smith
George Killingon 2-5 Geert Nenjes

SEMIS
Andrew Davidson 4-5 Nathan Rafferty
Ted Evetts 5-2 Geert Nentjes

FINAL
Nathan Rafferty 0-5 Ted Evetts

Template - Date: PDPA Golf Day with Sporting Chance

The Sporting Chance Charity Golf Day took place on Tuesday from Foxhills Golf course in Surrey.

 

Representing The PDPA:

Our Chairman and former World No1 Peter Manley was the non playing captain with former World Champions Keith Deller and Bob Anderson who were joined by former World No 1, World Grand Prix and World Matchplay Champion Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd and Players Championship winner and pundit/commentator Paul Nicholson.

Five great players and respected sportsmen representing not just our association but our sport as well.

The Boys came 2nd after the whole days play, with 89 points only 2 points behind the eventually winners.

Well done from all at The PDPA

Template - Date: DRA Announcement on Beta Blockers

Circular
 – Drug Testing in Darts Update on Beta Blockers

 

  • 1 – Below is the official announcement by the DRA on Beta Blockers
  • 2 – The DRA Rule 7.1.2 (ii)
  • 3 – User friendly terms of what this means for members

 

1- Since 6th January 2019 unapproved use of Beta-Blockers has been subject to disciplinary rules (as then amended).

Given the complexity of processing Therapeutic Use Exemption Applications and other technical procedures required which flow from these rule changes, the DRA has been in detailed communication with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to implement these changes. Unfortunately, we have been unable to finalise our procedures with UKAD and this has proved more difficult than originally anticipated. Accordingly, and so that testing can continue the DRA Board of Directors has made the following decision:

The application of section 7.1.2 (ii) of the DRA Rules is suspended until further notice. Please note that this suspension does not affect your obligation to inform the DRA if you are currently prescribed Beta-Blockers. It also does not affect your obligations in respect of other medications and TUEs.

We remind all players that it is your responsibility to have any medication you use checked to see if it or any of its ingredients are prohibited. If any player is unsure or has any questions regarding any medications (including Beta-Blockers), please contact us using the email addresses or a telephone number below.

You can also check your medication on the Global DRO website: CLICK HERE

If you need any further assistance or help, please contact us using the following email addresses: [email protected] and [email protected] Alternatively, you can speak to Tim Ollerenshaw or Monika Krtenova using this following telephone number +44(0)1926 674544 – Dated 3rd June 2019

2 – DRA Rule 7.1.2 (ii)

For the purpose of these Disciplinary Rules the following shall amount to “Misconduct”: a breach of the DRA’s Rules and Regulations, including and in addition (without limitation):

(ii) the unauthorised use by a Player of Beta-Blockers [in or out of competition] for incidents occurring on or after 6th January 20191;

3 – What does this mean

NOTE a
Players will still need to check all Medications and will still need a TUE Certificate for all prohibited substances/medications.

NOTE b
If a player is on Beta Blockers, they are obliged to inform the DRA but can use this medication with a TUE form, We do not recommend their using Beta-Blockers, if there is an alternative medication available, but it will not be treated as a Disciplinary matter currently, if they are tested and found to have Beta-Blockers in their system.

They do not need a TUE Form for Beta-Blockers now as there is currently no procedure in place to deal with Beta-Blockers TUE Forms (this will obviously change once such a procedure has been adopted). At the moment, their only obligation in respect of Beta-Blockers is to inform the DRA.

If you have any issues, comments or queries please refer to the above correspondence or contact your PDPA

Regards

The PDPA

Template - Date: PDPA Announcement on Mobile Devices

We are pleased to announce that following discussions with the PDC and the DRA we can confirm the following update for the use of Mobile Devices at Development & Challenge Tours, European Tour TCH Qualifiers and Players Championship events.

 

Internet Browsing/Calls:
For the benefit of competing players and their guests, mobile phones must be turned onto silent before entering the playing area. You are now allowed to use mobile phones within the playing area to text, message and browse the internet.

The making or receiving of calls in the playing area is forbidden, this includes the bar area.

If you need to make a phone call you must leave the playing area and go outside the venue. It is also forbidden for Players and/or their guests to take photographs within the playing area.

Where a Player or Registered Agent fails to comply with this rule it will lead to a referral to the Darts Regulation Authority for possible disciplinary action. Guests who breach this rule will be asked to leave the Arena.

Please note that Players are responsible for their guests at all time when they are attending an event.

Regards

The PDPA

Template - Date: Magnus Caris Retirement

Sweden’s No 1 for many years Magnus Caris, has announced he will retire following this weeks BetVictor World Cup of Darts. He will be representing his country for the final time with Dennis Nilsson.

 

Sweden will start off their World Cup campaign against Brazil on the opening day of the BetVictor World Cup, with the victor’s taking on either Scotland or Denmark in round two. Caris represented Sweden in the inaugural PDC World Cup with Par Riihonen in 2010.

2019 will be his sixth appearance in total for Sweden in the World Cup.

He also partnered Dennis Nilsson in 2012, and Par Riihonen for the second time in 2013. Peter Sajwani was his partner in 2014 and Daniel Larsson in 2016. In his last appearance he will again join forces with Dennis Nilsson for this 2019 campaign.

The 2009 & 2010 Swedish National Champion’s best World Cup performances have been the last 16 on three occasions, which he is looking to at least emulate in his final appearance.

Caris started playing darts in 1983 in his hometown of Stockholm and more seriously in 1987 ‘Poker Face’ as he was affectionally known also joined the PDC 9 Dart Club when he hit the feat in Players Championship 14 in 2015

The 50 year old has had an on-off career lasting 32 years when he started as an 18 year old, he played in the BDO from 1987 to 2009, where he then moved over to the PDC

He retained his PDC Tour Card in 2015 qualifying through on day 4 of the PDC Qualifying School, he also reached the quarter finals of the 2017 Gibraltar Darts Trophy.  Two Players Championship Semi Finals last done in 2014 was his best Pro-Tour endeavours, and over recent years he has competed on the PDC Nordic & Baltic Tour events with 5 wins on the main tour, he has also qualified for European Tour events via the N&B qualifiers.

He competed on 5 occasions in the PDC World Championship, although he had preliminary round wins he was unable to get past the first round, he also competed in the 2011 Grand Slam of Darts where he finished 3rd in his group as a wildcard qualifier. He has also competed at the European Championship and the UK Open finals in recent years.

In the BDO he was a Semi Finalist in the 1992 Winmau World Masters beating notable players like John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Martin Adams before losing to Mike Gregory.

More notably he was a Semi Finalist in the Lakeside World Championship in 1994 after wins over Wayne Weening, Leo Laurens and Martin Adams, but he eventually fell to the crowd favourite Bobby George 5-4, he was leading the match 4-2 in sets and was 2-0 up in legs, but he missed double 12 for a 141 finish to gain a 5-2 win, from that moment he lost his composure and eventually lost the match.

Magnus is one of our longest overseas members, he was a terrific player and a very tough opponent. He was a good professional and a gentleman, we first met at the Swedish Open back in the day and have been friends since, everyone at the PDPA wish him well in his future endeavours:

Thanks for the memories:

Magnus Caris

Template - Date: James Barton passes away.

The Bradford-based thrower has competed on the PDC circuit on and off for 15 years, including making four UK Open appearances between 2004-2009.

 

He had competed in the 2019 PDC Qualifying School without winning a Tour Card, and was in action at the recent PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour during May.

Barton has played in all eight Challenge Tours in 2019 and was a quarter-finalist in Event Seven last month, before losing out to Mark Walsh, securing his best finish in a PDC event in the process.

RIP James Barton

May 2019