Template - Author: Betfred World Matchplay

Blackpool’s famous Winter Gardens will host the summer’s biggest darts event later this month, with 32 players competing from July 20th – 28th live on Sky Sports.

 

The first round is split across the opening three days, including a double session on Sunday July 21st. Anderson, who hit a nine-dart finish on his way to a first World Matchplay crown in 2018, will begin his bid to retain the Phil Taylor Trophy against Danny Noppert on a mouth-watering opening night.

UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall will play Mervyn King in the opening fixture, while Gerwyn Price will take on Stephen Bunting and Rob Cross will face Chris Dobey, another of the seven debutants to experience the intimate Winter Gardens atmosphere this year.

Sunday’s afternoon session will see former quarter-finalists Dave Chisnall, Joe Cullen, Ian White and Darren Webster all in action, before World Championship runner-up Michael Smith meets in-form Jamie Hughes.

In the Sunday evening session Michael van Gerwen will start his quest for a third Blackpool title against Steve Beaton, 2007 champion James Wade will face last year’s semi-finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan and former runner-up Adrian Lewis will meet three-time Lakeside champion Glen Durrant.

Former finalist Peter Wright will star in the final night of first round action on Monday, with 2017 semi-finalist Daryl Gurney and two-time semi-finalist Simon Whitlock also in action. The second round is split across the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday, with the players from the top half of the draw playing on Tuesday and those in the bottom half returning to the stage on Wednesday.

The quarter-finals are then split across Thursday and Friday, with the semi-finals on Saturday before the winner will be crowned following Sunday’s final.

Saturday July 20th (19.00)

FIRST ROUND
Nathan Aspinall v Mervyn King
Gerwyn Price v Stephen Bunting
Gary Anderson v Danny Noppert
Rob Cross v Chris Dobey

Sunday July 21st (13.00/19.30)

FIRST ROUND (19)
Darren Webster v Krzysztof Ratajski
Dave Chisnall v Max Hopp
Ian White v Joe Cullen
Michael Smith v Jamie Hughes
FIRST ROUND (19)
James Wade v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Mensur Suljovic v Jermaine Wattimena
Michael van Gerwen v Steve Beaton
Adrian Lewis v Glen Durrant

Monday July 22nd (19.00)

FIRST ROUND (19)
Jonny Clayton v Keegan Brown
Simon Whitlock v John Henderson
Daryl Gurney v Ricky Evans
Peter Wright v Vincent van der Voort

Tuesday July 23rd (19.00)

SECOND ROUND (21)
Smith/Hughes v Chisnall/Hopp
Wade/De Zwaan v Suljovic/Wattimena
Anderson/Noppert v Aspinall/King
Van Gerwen/Beaton v Lewis/Durrant

Wednesday July 24th (19.00)

SECOND ROUND (21)
Gurney/Evans v Clayton/Brown
Price/Bunting v White/Cullen
Cross/Dobey v Webster/Ratajski
Wright/Van der Voort v Whitlock/Henderson

Thursday July 25th (19.00)

QUARTER-FINALS (31)
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Friday July 26th (19.00)

QUARTER-FINALS (31)
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Saturday July 27th (19.00)

SEMI-FINALS (33)
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Sunday July 28th (19.00)

FINAL (35)
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Prize Fund:
Winner – £150,000
Runner-Up – £70,000
Semi-Finalists – £50,000
Quarter-Finalists – £25,000
Second Round Losers – £15,000
First Round Losers – £10,000
Total – £700,000

Draw Bracket
(1) Michael van Gerwen v Steve Beaton
(16) Adrian Lewis v Glen Durrant
(8) James Wade v Jeffrey de Zwaan
(9) Mensur Suljovic v Jermaine Wattimena
(5) Michael Smith v Jamie Hughes
(12) Dave Chisnall v Max Hopp
(4) Gary Anderson v Danny Noppert
(13) Nathan Aspinall v Mervyn King
(2) Rob Cross v Chris Dobey
(15) Darren Webster v Krzysztof Ratajski
(7) Gerwyn Price v Stephen Bunting
(10) Ian White v Joe Cullen
(6) Peter Wright v Vincent van der Voort
(11) Simon Whitlock v John Henderson
(3) Daryl Gurney v Ricky Evans
(14) Jonny Clayton v Keegan Brown

Template - Author: Players Championship 20

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright won back to back Players Championships with todays win in event 20 from the Metrodome in Barnsley.

 

Wright completed a hat-trick of PDC titles in less than a week at Players Championship 20 in Barnsley on Wednesday. After becoming the 2019 German Darts Master in Cologne on Sunday, Peter Wright continued his impressive form in the mid-week Players Championship double-header, with six consecutive ton-plus averages in Wednesday’s event.

The conclusion to Players Championship 20 saw Wright dominate Joe Cullen in the final, averaging 105.3 and winning 8-1 against a Cullen who had been impressive all day, defeating the likes of Gerwyn Price and Adrian Lewis on his route to the final.

“I wanted to up my 101 average from yesterday and I know Joe is warming up for the Matchplay so I had to be at my best.” said Wright, who has now added a 25th PDC title to his collection. “The change in my darts is making things a lot easier. If the first dart goes in the treble 20 and I don’t follow it with the other two, I’m disappointed.”

The final saw Wright reel off five consecutive legs, before Cullen finally got on the board with a hold of throw in the sixth leg. From there, Wright wasn’t letting Cullen back into the match, continuing his incredible prolificness on doubles with a huge 146 checkout to make it 7-1.

It was then routine procedure for Peter Wright, who had barely missed a dart at tops all day, to take out double 20 in the winning leg to swoop his third PDC title in five days and seal the £10,000 top prize. Despite being on the receiving end of a dominant Peter Wright display, it was still a promising day for Joe Cullen leading into the World Matchplay, after he reached his first Pro Tour final in just over two years.

Elsewhere, Adrian Gray reached his first Pro Tour Semi-Final since 2012 but was beaten by eventual winner Wright 7-2.

For the updated PCOoM, go to rankings area:

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 – July 17th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Steve Beaton 4-6 Adrian Gray
Peter Wright 6-0 Devon Petersen
Joe Cullen 6-4 Rob Cross
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Jan Dekker
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Adrian Gray 2-7 Peter Wright
Joe Cullen 7-2 Adrian Lewis
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Peter Wright 8-1 Joe Cullen
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 – July 16th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Gabriel Clemens 3-6 Gary Anderson
Peter Wright 6-1 Vincent van der Voort
Justin Pipe 6-2 Ryan Joyce
Ron Meulenkamp 6-5 Harry Ward
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Gary Anderson 3-7 Peter Wright
Justin Pipe 7-4 Ron Meulenkamp
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Peter Wright 8-5 Justin Pipe
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

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

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

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 - Author: German Darts Masters ‘WORLD SERIES 2’

Peter Wright won the German Darts Masters for a second time in three years in Cologne on Saturday.

 

Wright, who won the 2017 title in Dusseldorf, defeated rising German star Gabriel Clemens 8-6 in the final in front of 8,000 fans at the Lanxess Arena to claim a third World Series of Darts crown.

The Scottish World Cup winner last lifted an individual TV title at the Melbourne Darts Masters in August 2018, but a series of clinical displays saw him overcome Nico Kurz, James Wade and Clemens in a marathon final session.

“It feels great to win this title again, I thought I was in the form to win it but you never know because there are so many good players who can beat you,” said Wright, who also beat Germany’s Robert Marijanovic in Friday’s last 16.

“There were a few moments where I was lucky but I think I was skilful enough and mentally strong enough to win it. I’m coming back to my best but I’m not there yet.

Peter Wright (Kais Bodensieck, PDC)

Starring in his first televised final, Clemens got off to a perfect start by taking a 2-0 lead, and after Wright hit a 116 to get his first leg on the board, the German fired in a roof-raising 134 checkout using two double tops to regain his two-leg advantage. Undeterred, Wright broke straight back and after the next two legs went with throw, Clemens missed two darts to go 5-3 up, allowing Wright to hit tops to level and then produce an 11-dart leg to hit the front for the first time at 5-4.

With time running out for Clemens to claw himself back into the contest, the German missed a dart at double 16 to make it 6-6, and Wright made no mistake on the same target to go within a leg of the title. A determined Clemens refused to give in as he made it 7-6, but it was to be Wright’s night as the former UK Open champion showed composure to find the match-winning double four and clinch the £20,000 top prize.

Gabriel Clemens (Kais Bodensieck, PDC)

Despite defeat at the final hurdle, the tournament will go down as a landmark moment for three-time ProTour runner-up Clemens who reached his first televised final in front of an adoring German crowd.

The German number three followed up his opening round win over Raymond van Barneveld with victories over former World Champion Rob Cross and reigning German Darts Masters champion Mensur Suljovic in just his fifth TV event. The 2019 World Series of Darts continues with the Brisbane Darts Masters from August 9-10, the first of a triple-header Down Under.

QUARTER FINALS
Peter Wright 8-6 Nico Kurz
Daryl Gurney 0-8 James Wade
Martin Schindler 2-8 Mensur Suljovic
Rob Cross 5-8 Gabriel Clemens

SEMI FINALS
Peter Wright 8-4 James Wade
Mensur Suljovic 3-8 Gabriel Clemens

FINAL
Peter Wright 8-6 Gabriel Clemens

Template - Author: Challenge Tours 11-12

Andy Jenkins and Berry van Peer shared victories as the third PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour weekend of 2019 concluded in Peterborough on Sunday.

 

Van Peer, 22, claimed his first PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour title by defeating Cameron Menzies 5-2 in the Event 11 final in Peterborough. The Dutchman has won three events previously on the Development Tour and reached the World Youth Championship final, before scooping the £2,000 top prize in Sunday’s opening event, a marked achievement given his ongoing battle with dartitis.

He had survived missed match darts from Peter Mitchell in their quarter-final and then saw off fellow countryman Arjan Konterman 5-3 in the last four. Menzies shared the opening four legs of the final, but Van Peer took the next three without reply – including a key 12-darter – to claim the Event 11 title.

Menzies’ bid to win a third Challenge Tour title of his career saw him overcome two former winners at this level, Shaun Carroll and Barry Lynn, as well as youngster Rusty-Jake Rodriguez in the last four. Experienced Andy Jenkins, who landed a nine-darter on Saturday, was amongst the Event 11 quarter-finalists alongside Mitchell, Mark Frost and David Adshead.

Andy Jenkins (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

However, Jenkins would later go all the way to win Event 12 and claim his first PDC title for 13 years by edging out Boris Koltstov 5-4 in the deciding leg of their final. With the scores locked at four-all, Jenkins landed scores of 174 and 180 to set up a possible 180 before the Russian powered in a maximum of his own – and both players missed a chance to take victory before the Cosham ace snatched the title.

Jenkins also defeated Patrick Lynskey, Chas Barstow and Justin Smith in nine-leg contest, as well as seeing off Ritchie Edhouse, Scott Taylor and Simon Preston in the event. Koltsov was bidding to follow up January’s Event Four victory with a second Challenge Tour win of the year, and whitewashed former UK Open champion Colin Osborne in the last eight before overcoming Jesus Noguera in the semi-finals.

Koltsov sits second on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit with £4,250 prize money following 12 events, behind leader Stephen Burton (£4,950), with Jenkins moving up to third with £3,900. The PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour continues on August 10-11 with Events 13-16 at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton in the fourth of five weekends being held this year.

TOP 8 after 10 events

1-Stephen Burton £4,950
2-Boris Koltzov £4,250
3-Andy Jenkins £3,900
4-Cameron Menzies £3,500
5-Jesus Noguera £3,200
6-Ritchie Edhouse £3,150
7-Cody Harris £3,100
8-Berry van Peer £3,050

Top 32 + ties from current CTOoM Table as of 14th July who can enter ET11 & ET12 Qualifiers: Stephen Burton, Andy Jenkins, Cameron Menzies, Ritchie Edhouse, Nathan Rafferty, Andrew Gilding, Shaun Carroll, Nick Fullwell, Darren Beveridge, Scott Taylor, Dave Prins, Callan Rydz, Patrick Lynskey, Mark Walsh, Martin Atkins (Wigan), Jason Wilson, Kevin Garcia, Mick Todd, Kyle McKinstry, Andy Chalmers, Paul Rowley, Dave Ladley, Jason Askew , Justin Smith, Rhys Griffin, Simon Preston, Martin Atkins (Leeds), Andy Hamilton, Darren Johnson, Brett Claydon, Tony Mitchell, Christopher Bent, Daniel Ayres, Barry Lynn, Tom Lonsdale, Prakash Jiwa.

Challenge Tour 12 – Peterborough

QUARTER FINALS
Andy Jenkins 5-1 Simon Preston
Justin Smith 5-3 Michael Rasztovits
Boris Koltsov 5-0 Colin Osbourne
Jesus Noguera 5-2 Christian Goedl

SEMI FINALS
Andy Jenkins 5-4 Justin Smith
Boris Koltsov 5-2 Jesus Noguera

FINAL
Andy Jenkins 5-4 Boris Koltsov

Challenge Tour 11 – Peterborough

QUARTER-FINALS
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 5-4 David Adshead
Cameron Menzies 5-4 Andy Jenkins
Arjan Konterman 5-4 Mark Frost
Berry van Peer 5-4 Peter Mitchell

SEMI-FINALS
Cameron Menzies 5-2 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Berry van Peer 5-3 Arjan Konterman

FINAL
Berry van Peer 5-2 Cameron Menzies

Challenge Tour 10 – Peterborough

QUARTER FINALS
Nick Fullwell 5-4 Kyle McKinstry
Shane McGuirk 5-4 Paul Rowley
Cody Harris 5-2 Scott Taylor
Nick Fulwell 5-2 Mareno Michels

SEMI FINALS
Nick Fullwell 5-2 Cody Harris
Shane McGuirk 3-5 Nathan Rafferty

FINAL
Nick Fullwell 5-1 Nathan Rafferty

Challenge Tour 9 – Peterborough

QUARTER FINALS
Cody Harris 5-2 Boris Koltsov
Jason Wilson 5-3 Andy Chalmers
Martin Atkins 5-4 Andrew Gilding
Andy Jenkins 5-4 Dave Ladley

SEMI FINALS
Cody Harris 5-1 Jason Wilson
Martin Atkins 5-3 Andy Jenkins

FINAL
Cody Harris 5-1 Martin Atkins

Challenge Tour 8 – Wigan

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Event Eight

QUARTER FINALS
Patrick van den Boogaard 5-1 Ian Withers
Paul Rowley 4-5 Dave Prins
Kevin Garcia 5-1 Kevin Lane
Stephen Burton 5-4 Rhys Griffin

SEMI FINALS
Patrick van den Boogaard 5-3 Dave Prins
Kevin Garcia 2-5 Stephen Burton

FINAL
Patrick van den Boogaard 4-5 Stephen Burton

Challenge Tour 7 – Wigan

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Event Seven

QUARTER FINALS
Arjan Konterman 5-1 Scott Taylor
Mark Walsh 5-2 James Barton
Jesus Noguera 5-1 Callan Rydz
Stephen Burton 5-1 Andy Jenkins

SEMI FINALS
Arjan Konterman 3-5 Mark Walsh
Jesus Noguera 5-3 Stephen Burton

FINAL
Mark Walsh 1-5 Jesus Noguera

Challenge Tour 5 – Wigan

QUARTER FINALS
Andy Jenkins 5-1 Berry van Peer
Darren Beveridge 5-4 Jason Cullen
Callan Rydz 5-4 Dennis Nilsson
Andy Chalmers 5-4 Kyle McKinstry

SEMI FINALS
Andy Jenkins 1-5 Darren Beveridge
Callan Rydz 5-2 Andy Chalmers

FINAL
Darren Beveridge 5-4 Callan Rydz

Challenge Tour 6 – Wigan

QUARTER FINALS
Tony Mitchell 5-4 Francis Carragher
Andrew Gilding 5-2 Danny van Trijp
Boris Koltsov 5-4 Berry van Peer
Cameron Menzies 5-1 Andy Jenkins

SEMI FINALS
Andrew Gilding 5-3 Tony Mitchell
Cameron Menzies 5-2 Boris Koltsov

FINAL
Cameron Menzies 5-2 Andrew Gilding

Challenge Tour 4

QUARTER FINALS
Danny van Trijp 2-5 Boris Koltzov
Jason Askew 5-4 Jerry Hendriks
Dave Radley 5-0 Rhys Griffin
Dave Prins 5-1 Darren Johnson

SEMI FINALS
Boris Koltzov 5-2 Jason Askew
Dave Prins 5-1 Dave Ladley

FINAL
Boris Koltzov 5-4 Dave Prins

Challenge Tour 3

QUARTER FINALS
Andrew Gilding 5-1 Mick Todd
Ritchie Edhouse 5-1 Jeffrey de Graaf
Dennis Nilsson 5-4 Anthony Brown
Scott Taylor 5-3 Andy Hamilton

SEMI FINALS
Andrew Gilding 3-5 Ritchie Edhouse
Dennis Nilsson 1-5 Scott Taylor

FINAL
Ritchie Edhouse 5-3 Scott Taylor

Challenge Tour 2

QUARTER FINALS
Diogo Portela 5-0 Mick Todd
Nathan Rafferty 5-2 Darren Herewini
Stephen Burton 5-2 Michael Rasztovits
Jason Wilson 5-4 Andrew Gilding

SEMI FINALS
Diogo Portela 3-5 Nathan Rafferty
Stephen Burton 5-3 Jason Wilson

FINAL
Nathan Rafferty 4-5 Stephen Burton

Challenge Tour 1

QUARTER FINALS
Patrick Lynskey 5-4 William Borland
Brett Claydon 5-3 Andrew Foster
Mick Todd 5-4 Ricky Williams
Shaun Carroll 5-2 Ritchie Edhouse

SEMI FINALS
Patrick Lynskey 5-2 Brett Claydon
Mick Todd 4-5 Shaun Carroll

FINAL
Patrick Lynskey 1-5 Shaun Carroll

Template - Author: US Masters ‘WORLD SERIES 1’

Nathan Aspinall completed a dream World Series of Darts debut with glory in the Dafabet US Darts Masters at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Friday, defeating Michael Smith 8-4 in a superb final.

 

Aspinall has enjoyed an incredible six months to establish himself amongst the sport’s top stars with a run to the World Championship semi-finals and a maiden TV title at the UK Open. Those successes earned the 27-year-old a place in his first World Series event in Las Vegas, and he scooped the £20,000 title in a brilliant day at the Mandalay Bay.

Aspinall followed up Thursday’s first round win over Shawn Brenneman with a fine 8-5 quarter-final victory against world number two Rob Cross. He then edged out Peter Wright 8-7 in a tight semi-final – hitting back from two legs behind on three occasions, landing finishes of 161 and 126, before surviving a missed match dart from the Scot in the deciding leg.

Aspinall then saved his best performance for the final, where he overcame Smith in a fast-paced and heavy-scoring contest. He won the opening leg with a brilliant ten-dart finish, and landed two 180s in the second only to see Smith take out 130 to level.

The next two were also shared before Aspinall finished 70 and 120 to move 4-2 up as he maintained an average of over 111. Smith took out 118 and 87 to level at four-all, but Aspinall edged the ninth leg on double 18 and pulled clear with checkouts of 85 and 80 and then landed tops to seal a sensational triumph.

Friday July 5th (7.45pm UK)

QUARTER FINALS (15)
(88.59) Michael van Gerwen 6-8 Michael Smith (90.27)
(94.96) Gary Anderson 6-8 Gerwyn Price (98.57)
(95.58) Rob Cross 5-8 Nathan Aspinall (100.37)
(99.14) Daryl Gurney 6-8 Peter Wright (100.59)

SEMI FINALS (15)
(101.77) Michael Smith 8-4 Gerwyn Price (98.05)
(104.21) Nathan Aspinall 8-7 Peter Wright (102.10)

FINAL (15)
(100.14) Michael Smith 4-8 Nathan Aspinall (106.70)

Template - Author: North American Championship

Danny Baggish took glory in the Dafabet North American Championship as the American ace celebrated Independence Day in style in Las Vegas with a dramatic 6-5 win over Jeff Smith.

 

The 35-year-old from Florida claimed the $10,000 title and a place in the World Championship by defeating Smith in a superb final at the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort on Thursday.

The Guam-born thrower had made his TV debut in the Dafabet US Darts Masters earlier in the day, losing out to Daryl Gurney, but came through the eight-player field to succeed Smith as North American Champion. Checkouts of 71, 97 and 82 gave Baggish a 3-0 lead in the final, twice taking advantage of Smith’s missed doubles before the Canadian took out 120 to get off the mark in leg four.

Baggish extended his lead to 4-1 and 5-2 as he moved to the brink of victory, with Smith taking out 88 on the bull and double 16 – after surviving one missed match dart – to reduce the gap to 5-4. He then finished a third-dart double 16 to take the final to a deciding leg, but the Canadian missed the bull for victory to allow Baggish in on tops to claim the title.

“I look up to Jeff – he’s a class act and a great player and it’s an honour to be on the same stage as him. I was hanging in there and that moment came, and I had to take it.” Baggish will make his World Championship debut at Alexandra Palace in December, as he becomes the latest American to compete in the sport’s biggest tournament.

“Every player dreams of playing at Alexandra Palace and I can’t wait for that,” he added. “It hasn’t sunk in yet but I know it will. “I’m going to go there and have fun and I’m excited for the opportunity.”

Danny Baggish

Smith had bounced back from his narrow US Darts Masters defeat to Peter Wright earlier in the day by defeating Gary Mawson 6-2 in their quarter-final tie. The reigning champion then battled past CDC number one Darin Young in the semi-finals with a 6-4 success, but saw his title defence ended by Baggish in the decider.

American number one Young had seen off Canada’s Jim Long 6-4 in the quarter-finals, landing checkouts of 103, 136 and 102 to progress to the last four. Gates, the former Minor League Baseball player who made his TV debut in Las Vegas, was a 6-3 quarter-final winner against Canada’s Shawn Brenneman.

North American Championship

Quarter-Finals
Danny Baggish 6-2 Elliot Milk
Leonard Gates 6-3 Shawn Brenneman
Darin Young 6-4 Jim Long
Jeff Smith 6-2 Gary Mawson

Semi-Finals
Danny Baggish 6-5 Leonard Gates
Jeff Smith 6-4 Darin Young

Final
Danny Baggish 6-5 Jeff Smith

Template - Author: 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 - Author: Czech Darts Open (ET9)

JAMIE HUGHES won his first senior PDC title at the inaugural Czech Darts Open in Prague on Sunday, securing a Betfred World Matchplay debut in the process.

 

Having won his PDC Tour Card for the first time in January, Hughes took just five months to taste success on the PDC stage, defeating Stephen Bunting 8-3 in the final at the PVA Expo. The win also secures a maiden appearance at the World Matchplay for a resilient Hughes, who plied his trade on the PDC Challenge Tour in 2018 having failed to win a Tour Card at his first attempt.

“It’s an amazing feeling to win my first title, I’ve worked so hard for this moment,”said Hughes, who defeated Devon Petersen, Adrian Lewis, Ron Meulenkamp, Ian White and Simon Whitlock to reach the final.

“I’ve been playing well for a while now, better than I played this weekend strangely enough, and now I’ve finally got the results to show for it.

“To make the World Matchplay so soon is fantastic for me and now I can’t wait to show the world what I’m about on one of the biggest stages in world darts.”

Jamie Hughes (Jonas Hunold, PDC Europe)

The final of the ninth European Tour event of 2019 was played out by two European Tour final debutants, and it was Bunting who struck first with a break of throw in the opening leg after nervy missed darts at double from Hughes.

Sunday June 30th

Third Round
Keegan Brown 6-4 Danny Noppert
Mensur Suljovic 6-3 Ted Evetts
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Chris Dobey
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Ian White 6-1 Andrew Gilding
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Mervyn King 6-4 Corey Cadby
Gerwyn Price 3-6 Simon Whitlock

Quarter-Finals
Keegan Brown 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Daryl Gurney
Ian White 5-6 Jamie Hughes
Mervyn King 4-6 Simon Whitlock

Semi-Finals
Keegan Brown 4-7 Stephen Bunting
Jamie Hughes 7-3 Simon Whitlock

Final
Stephen Bunting 3-8 Jamie Hughes

Prize Fund:

Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,500
Quarter-Finalists: £5,000
Last 16: £3,000
Last 32: £2,000
Last 48: £1,000
Total: £140,000

Template - Author: 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 - Author: 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 - Author: 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 - Author: 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 - Author: 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 - Author: 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 - Author: Dutch Darts Masters ET7

Ian White landed back-to-back European Tour titles by winning the 2019 Dutch Darts Masters in Zwolle on Sunday, defeating Michael van Gerwen 8-7 in a thrilling final.

 

White backed up his European Darts Grand Prix triumph earlier in May by going all the way at the Ijsselhallen to rack up a third European Tour title in less than 12 months. Van Gerwen was seeking a sixth successive Dutch Darts Masters crown in front of a partisan home crowd, but the world number one never led in the final of the £140,000 tournament as a gutsy White prevailed in a gripping contest.

The final, contested by the top two seeds, saw a repeat of the German Darts Open and Austrian Darts Open finals, with White wasting no time in racing into a 3-0 lead. White, who tasted success on Dutch soil at the Dutch Darts Championship in Maastricht in September 2018, missed a dart at double top for a 4-0 lead, allowing Van Gerwen to step in and take out 32 to get his first leg on the board.

Newly-crowned five-time Premier League Champion Van Gerwen landed a magnificent 170 finish to raise the roof to break back and followed it up with a hold to make it 4-4. Reigning World Champion Van Gerwen spurned five darts at double as White took out 72 to break throw and move within two legs of the upset, only for Van Gerwen to register back-to-back legs once again and make it all square at 6-6.

The next two legs both went on throw, setting up a tense last-leg shoot-out, which White won with a last dart in hand double ten to end Van Gerwen’s 28-match winning streak in last leg deciders on the European Tour which stretched back to 2014.

Ian White ( Kais Bodensieck, PDC Europe)

White’s route to victory began on Friday as he survived five match darts from Mickey Mansell to run out a relieved 6-5 winner, before defeating Dutch pair Jermaine Wattimena and Vincent van der Voort on Sunday, followed by a semi-final success over Peter Wright.

The seventh European Tour event of the year reached its climax on the final day of action, with the Last 16 matches played in the afternoon, before the evening session saw the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final take place.

The afternoon session began with bitter defeat for legendary five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld who squandered a 5-4 lead as he went down 6-5 to Van Gerwen in an exhilarating all-Dutch affair.

Van Barneveld kicked off the deciding leg with a 180 but failed to back it up, with the result ending the departing Dutchman’s hopes of lifting the title in his final ranking event in The Netherlands. Van Gerwen also came close to defeat in his incredible semi-final with in-form fourth seed Gerwyn Price, which saw the 32-time European Tour event winner prevail 7-6.

With Price waiting on 40 to break throw at 5-5, Van Gerwen fired in a game-changing 143 checkout to hold throw before seeing it out to maintain his undefeated record against the Welsh number one. The weekend was a successful one for two-time ProTour event winner Glen Durrant, who reached the quarter-finals of a European Tour event for the first time where he went down to Price 6-3.

2019 Dutch Darts Masters
Sunday May 26th Zwolle

THIRD ROUND
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Ricky Evans
Glen Durrant 6-0 Dennis Nilsson
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Brendan Dolan
Ian White 6-2 Jermaine Wattimena
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Max Hopp
Peter Wright 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Mervyn King 6-5 Rowby-John Rodriguez

QUARTER FINALS
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Dave Chisnall
Glen Durrant 3-6 Gerwyn Price
Ian White 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Peter Wright 6-4 Mervyn King

SEMI FINALS
Michael van Gerwen 7-6 Gerwyn Price
Ian White 7-3 Peter Wright

FINAL
Michael van Gerwen 7-8 Ian White

Prize Fund
Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,500
Quarter-Finalists: £5,000
Last 16: £3,000
Last 32: £2,000
Last 48: £1,000
Total: £140,000

Template - Author: UNIBET Premier League goes to MvG

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN won his fifth Unibet Premier League title at The O2 in London on Thursday, defeating Rob Cross 11-5 in the final.

 

World number one Van Gerwen recorded a 10-7 win over Play-Offs debutant Daryl Gurney in the semi-finals to make it through to his seventh successive Premier League final. There, the reigning World Champion got the better of Cross in the battle of the world’s top two to win a record-equalling fourth consecutive Premier League crown and the £250,000 top prize.

“This feeling of winning the Premier League never changes, it means a lot to me,” said Van Gerwen, who had already secured the £25,000 league leader’s bonus after topping the league table for a seventh straight year. “This year has been an amazing tournament, and at times a difficult tournament for myself, but in the end I came through and that’s all that matters.

“Rob is a gentleman and a top player who pushed me all the way. He’s been chasing me all year but it wasn’t quite enough for him this time but he is a strong rival for the future.”

Michael van Gerwen (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

The final between the top two from the league phase began with a break of throw in the opening leg from Van Gerwen, who went on to take out 90 for a double-break and a 4-1 lead. The Dutchman, who ended the match with five 180s and a 103.36 average, then landed a 112 checkout for a 5-1 advantage, before Cross rallied and took the next three legs to make it 5-4.

The tenth leg proved to be a pivotal point in the contest as former World Champion Cross fired wide with three darts at double to level, allowing Van Gerwen to take out 74 to make it 6-4 at the interval. After the break, Van Gerwen poured more water on the Cross fire with a 72 checkout to break throw and put daylight between the pair, which he followed up with an 11-dart hold of throw.

Cross found double six to stop the rot and reduce the arrears to 8-5, only for Van Gerwen to reel off the final three legs, sealing victory in style with a sublime 130 checkout to tearfully retain his title.

2019 Unibet Premier League

Thursday May 23rd The O2, London

Semi-Finals (19)
(96.48) Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Daryl Gurney (94.02)
(100.31) Rob Cross 10-5 James Wade (91.91)

Final (21)
(103.36) Michael van Gerwen 11-5 Rob Cross (100.98)

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Friday, from the Metrodome in Barnsley saw two more European Tour qualifiers for Tour Card Holders and the top of the Challenge Tour Table.

 

Players who qualify for either the Dutch Darts Masters or the Danish Darts Open, please click the information for each event below.

European Tour 7:

Dutch Darts Masters from Zwolle, Netherlands 24th-26th May CLICK HERE
18 UK Qualifiers:
Steve Beaton, Michael Smith, Natahan Aspinall, Mervyn King, Ryan Harrington, Harry Ward, Mickey Mansell, Ritchie Edhouse, Keegan Brown, Ross Smith, Glen Durrant, Luke Woodhouse, William O’Connor, Alan Norris, Kyle Anderson, Brendan Dolan, Andy Boulton, Ryan Joyce.
6 European Qualifiers:
Rowby-John Rodriguez, Raymond van Barneveld, Max Hopp, Krzysztof Ratajski, Vincent van der Voort, Danny Noppert.

European Tour 8:

Danish Darts Open from Copenhagen, Denmark from 14th-16th June CLICK HERE
18 UK Qualifiers:
Michael Smith, Steve Beaton, Nathan Aspinall, Mervyn King, Chris Dobey, Glen Durrant, Kyle Anderson, Scott Taylor, Luke Woodhouse, Steve Lennon, Steve West, Kevin Burness, Reece Robinson, Mick Todd, Ryan Harrington, William O’Connor, Kirk Shepherd, Ryan Joyce.
6 European Qualifiers:
Krzysztof Ratajski, Gabriel Clemens, Vincent van der Voort, Martin Schindler, Jose Justica, Jose de Souza

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Daryl Gurney and James Wade secured the final two places in the Unibet Premier League Play-Offs as Michael van Gerwen topped the league after Night 16 in Leeds.

 

Gurney progressed to the semi-finals for the first time with an 8-3 win over 2018 finalist Michael Smith, pulling clear from two-all by winning six of the next seven legs.

“I’m delighted,” said Gurney. “I knew I had to win tonight and I was probably the most focused I’ve ever been. Now I’m in the Play-Offs I’ll do my best to win the title.”

Michael van Gerwen’s 8-5 win over Mensur Suljovic ended the Austrian’s Play-Off hopes and meant 2009 champion Wade qualified for the semi-finals without throwing a dart.

Gerwyn Price defeated Peter Wright 8-3 to end the season with victory, although he was left to rue six draws during the campaign as he missed out on the Play-Offs by a point.

James Wade ended Rob Cross’s chances of topping the table with an 8-6 win in the final game of the night, so Michael van Gerwen is the top of the table for the sixth consecutive time.

Daryl Gurney (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Night 16 – Thursday May 16th

First Direct Arena, Leeds
Gerwyn Price 8-3 Peter Wright
Daryl Gurney 8-3 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 8-5 Mensur Suljovic
James Wade 8-6 Rob Cross

Play Offs – Thursday 23rd May

O2, London
Semi Finals
Rob Cross v James Wade
Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney

Final
Rob Cross/James Wade v Michael van Gerwen/Daryl Gurney

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Ian White clinched his second career European Title with a dramatic last-leg 8-7 victory over Peter Wright to win the 2019 European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.

It was third time a charm for White as he made a third successive European Tour final in as many weeks, before finally picking up the top prize. Losing out to Michael van Gerwen in both the German Darts Open and Austrian Darts Open, White must have been relieved to face a different opposition in this final, but was pushed all the way by the world number six.

After trading the opening three legs, White was the first to break throw as he produced a show-stopping 170 checkout – the third of the tournament – to lead 3-1. Wright quickly bit back to level things at 3-3, as he chased his first European Tour title since 2017.

One hold of throw after another came next, with little to separate the two in a nervy encounter as it got to six legs apiece. It was there that Wright stuck what seemed a decisive blow. White missed tops for a 120 checkout, and ’Snakebite’ landed a huge 104 checkout on D16 to move one leg away from the title.

But White wasn’t ready to let another European Tour title slip through his fingers, and fired his second 180 of the match in response as he broke back to force a deciding leg at 7-7. And with the throw in last, the Stoke-star held firm and sealed his second career European Tour title on D16.

The European Tour action will continue on May 24-26 with the 2019 Dutch Darts Masters in Zwolle, The Netherlands, with Van Gerwen looking to retain his title.

Sunday May 12th

Afternoon Session (13.00 local time, 12.00 BST)
THIRD ROUND
Ian White 6-3 Keegan Brown
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-4 Michael Smith
Steve Beaton 6-4 Ryan Searle
Gerwyn Price 4-6 Darren Webster
Daryl Gurney 4-6 Nathan Aspinall
Jamie Hughes 6-4 Mark McGeeney
Peter Wright 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 James Richardson

Evening Session (19.15 local time, 18.15 BST)
QUARTERS
Ian White 6-1 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Steve Beaton 6-2 Darren Webster
Nathan Aspinall 5-6 Jamie Hughes
Peter Wright 6-3 Michael van Gerwen

SEMIS
Ian White 7-5 Steve Beaton
Jamie Hughes 1-7 Peter Wright

FINAL
Ian White 8-7 Peter Wright

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In addition to these events all International players who represent their country will be granted a place in the Scott Farms International Junior World Darts Championship finals on Thursday 26th September in the same venue at Europa point on the rock. The actual final will be played out on the biggest stage in the world at the Alexandra Palace London in December.

Updates and information on the JDC World Championship 2019 in Gibraltar.
VENUE FOR ALL EVENTS – EUROPA POINT SPORTS STADIA GIBRALTAR

DATES:

TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – PDPA WORLD CUP TEAM EVENT
2X Teams of 4 players from each nation
Players will receive a free World Cup Team shirt from the JDC
Estimated times 11am – 6pm ( format TBC nearer the time)
Entry for the teams to this event is FREE of charge by invitation

WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER  –  INTERNATIONAL OPEN
Open event to any player of qualifying age
Entry will be online ( details TBC) £30.00 per entrant
Estimated times 11am – 6pmStraight knockout – ( formats TBC nearer the time)
You must be over 10 yrs old & under 18 yrs old on the day of the event to compete

£3,600 prize fund:
Winner – £1,500
Runner Up – £800
Semi Final – £350
Quarter Final – £150

THURSDAY 26TH OF SEPTEMBER  – JDC JUNIOR WORLD DARTS FINALS
Estimated times 10am – 6pm
Format – Group stage, followed by knockout rounds (TBC nearer the time)
This event will be played up to the final in Gibraltar
The actual final will be played at the Alexandra Palace in London during the PDC World Darts Championship ( Date TBC)
Age restriction apply
Entry for this event will be online for qualifiers only (Details TBC) – £30.00 per entrant

£6,000 Prize fund:
Winner – £2,000
Runner Up – £1,000
Semi Final – £500
Quarter Finals – £250
Last 16 – £125