Template - Author: Ladbrokes Masters

Peter Wright will play Joe Cullen in his first match as World Champion, with the draw for the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters now confirmed.

 

The eighth staging of the elite event will be held from January 31 – February 2 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes with the the world’s top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit following the 2019/2020 World Championship in action.

The first televised event of the 2020 campaign will see world number two Wright face Cullen in his first appearance as World Champion as he bids for a first Masters title. Five-time Masters winner Michael van Gerwen will begin his bid for a sixth successive title against Jonny Clayton, as world number three Gerwyn Price faces Simon Whitlock in a repeat of their World Championship meeting.

Two-time World Championship semi-finalist Nathan Aspinall will make his Masters debut against 2014 champion James Wade, while former World Champions Rob Cross and Adrian Lewis will collide. The schedule of play will be confirmed in due course.

The tournament will be broadcast live on ITV4 in the UK, on PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters:

(1) Michael van Gerwen v (16) Jonny Clayton
(8) Nathan Aspinall v (9) James Wade
(4) Rob Cross v (13) Adrian Lewis
(5) Michael Smith v (12) Mensur Suljovic
(2) Peter Wright v (15) Joe Cullen
(7) Daryl Gurney v (10) Dave Chisnall
(3) Gerwyn Price v (14) Simon Whitlock
(6) Gary Anderson v (11) Ian White

Friday January 31st
(19.00 GMT)

FIRST ROUND (19)
Michael Smith v Mensur Suljovic
Nathan Aspinall v James Wade
Michael van Gerwen v Jonny Clayton
Rob Cross v Adrian Lewis

Saturday February 1st
(19.00 GMT)

FIRST ROUND (19)
Daryl Gurney v Dave Chisnall
Gary Anderson v Ian White
Peter Wright v Joe Cullen
Gerwyn Price v Simon Whitlock

Sunday February 2nd
(12.45 GMT)

QUARTER FINALS (19)
Cross/Lewis v Smith/Suljovic
Van Gerwen/Clayton v Aspinall/Wade
Price/Whitlock v Anderson/White
Wright/Cullen v Gurney/Chisnall

(19.00 GMT)

SEMI FINALS (21)
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FINAL (21)
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Template - Author: PDC European Tour 2020

The 2020 European Tour is almost upon us, below are all the current details of these events, please note PDC-Europe will no longer be arranging players hotels.

These will be done by the official PDPA travel partners with Katie & Tina at ‘Travel Counsellors’ Also PDC Europe will not be running the shuttle service any more for players at any PDC European Tour Event, so you need to plan ahead and read the tournament information.

European Tour qualification (PDC)

European Tour qualification structure

16 Seeded Players:
The top 16 entered players from ProTour Order of Merit at time of entry deadline. Will enter each event at second round stage, and need to win their second round match in order for prize money to count to the relevant Orders of Merit.

24 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers:
One knockout qualifier featuring all Tour Card Holders, these are either prior or following PC events. All these dates are available via the calendar Click Here

Up to two ranked players from the Host Nation:
Outside of the top 16 seeds from the ProTour Order of Merit who have entered at the time of entry deadline. Will enter each event at first round stage, and need to win their first round match in order for prize money to count to the relevant Orders of Merit. Should there be less than two ranked players from the Host Nation, additional places would be on offer at the Host Nation Qualifier.

Two Host Nation Qualifiers:
From events for Associate and Day Members from the Host Nation. Day Members can participate in up to two Host Nation Qualifiers per year. The Host Nation Qualifiers are not yet finalised but will be announced shortly.

Two Associate Member Qualifiers:
From events open to any Associate Member who competed at the 2020 Qualifying Schools and did not win a Tour Card. The Associate Members Qualifiers are not yet finalised but will be announced shortly

One PDC Nordic & Baltic Qualifier:
These events are run by PDC N&B

One East Europe Qualifier:
These events dates are now available, please see calendar of events Click Here

Entries are FREE for all PDPA/PDC Members for European Tour events.

For all the European Tour events of 2020 see below and go to the event brief for that particular event.

 

EUROPEAN TOUR 1 – HASSELT: Belgian Darts Championship: CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 2 – SINDELFINGEN: European Darts Grand Prix: CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 3 – LEVERKUSEN: European Darts Open: CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 4 – MUNICH: German Darts Grand Prix: CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 5 – GRAZ: Austrian Darts Open: CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 6 – BUDAPEST: Hungarian Darts Open:CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 7 – RIESA: International Darts Open:CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 8 – TRIER: European Dart Masters:CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 9 – HILDESHEIM: German Darts Championship:CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 10 – JENA: German Darts Open: CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 11 – LEEUWARDEN: Dutch Darts Masters:CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 12 – GIBRALTAR: Gibraltar Darts Trophy:CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

EUROPEAN TOUR 13 – PRAGUE: Czech Darts Open:CLICK HERE to link to the event brief for this event including event information, official hotel and how to book, travel and flights.

Template - Author: Challenge Tours Wigan

Day two of the Challenge Tour weekend saw victories for Matthew Dennant and Jitse van der Wal in the PDC’s second-tier tour on Sunday.

Dennant ran out the winner on Sunday afternoon with a last leg deciding win over Nathan Rafferty, hitting a 180 at the right time, in the Semi Final he overcame Australian Gordon Mathers 5-3 while Rafferty beat former World Youth Champion James Hubbard 5-1.

PDC veteran, Andy Jenkins hit a 9 Darter on Sunday afternoon with Jitse van der Wal taking event 4 with a win over Arjan Konterman in the Final. Scott Taylor and Daniel Ayres were Semi Finalists.

Former BDO Champion Scott Mitchell heads the CTOoM table after there first 4 events £50 ahead of Robert Collins.

TO 8 CTOoM TABLE:
1 – Scott Mitchell £2,200
2 – Robert Collins £2,150
3 – Matthew Dennant £2,100
4 – Jitse van der Wal £2,050
5 – Adam Huckvale £1,300
6= Andrew Gilding £1,200
6= Nathan Rafferty £1,200
8 – Arjan Konterman £1,100

For the full table Click Here, if on the APP Go to the Rankings Area.

Sunday 26th January
Challenge Tour Three – Wigan

SEMI FINALS
Matthew Dennant 5-3 Gordon Mathers
Nathan Rafferty 5-1 James Hubbard

FINAL
Matthew Dennant 5-4 Nathan Rafferty

For the full results follow Dart Connect CLICK HERE

Sunday 26th January
Challenge Tour Four – Wigan

SEMI FINALS
Arjan Konterman 5-3 Scott Taylor
Jitse Van der wal 5-4 Daniel Ayres

FINAL
Arjan Konterman 2-5 Jitse Van der wal

For the full results follow Dart Connect CLICK HERE

SATURDAY – Scott Mitchell and Robbie Collins picked up their first victories on the PDC circuit with triumphs on the opening day of the 2020 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour season.

Collins, a Rileys Qualifier for the 2019 Ladbrokes UK Open who also competed on the Challenge Tour last year, took victory in Event One as he edged out Adam Huckvale 5-4 in the final.

Saturday’s second event saw Mitchell scoop his first PDC title in style with a 5-1 defeat of Andrew Gilding in the final, winning the opening three legs without reply before closing out a dominant victory with a 13-dart leg.

Saturday 25th January
Challenge Tour One – Wigan

SEMI FINALS
Ryan Hogarth 3-5 Adam Huckvale
Robert Collins 5-2 Justin Hood

FINAL
Adam Huckvale 4-5 Robert Collins

For the full results follow Dart Connect CLICK HERE

Saturday 25th January
Challenge Tour Two – Wigan

SEMI FINALS
Scott Mitchell 5-2 Eddie Lovely
Andrew Gilding 5-3 Darren Beveridge

FINAL
Scott Mitchell 5-1 Andrew Gilding

For the full results follow Dart Connect CLICK HERE

Template - Author: PDC Q-School 2020

Lisa Ashton made history by becoming the first woman to win a PDC Tour Card through Qualifying School on Sunday in Wigan.

 

Four-time BDO Women’s Champion Ashton will compete on the PDC ProTour in 2020 and 2021 after holding on to the final qualification place on the Q School Order of Merit on a landmark day for the sport.

Ashton, who starred in the 2018/19 World Championship, had to endure a nervous wait after going down 5-2 to Justin Smith in her second game of the day resulting in no points being added to her Order of Merit tally.

However, results over the course of the day meant that Ashton’s nine points, the bulk of which were won in her run to the last eight on Day Two, were enough to secure her place on the PDC professional circuit for the first time.

Ashton was one of six players tied on nine points, but she and Darren Penhall held the advantage in number of legs won over the four days to take the final two qualification spots. A dramatic final day of action in Wigan and Hildesheim saw both UK and European Q Schools reach their climax as 22 players won two-year Tour Cards.

Two-time BDO Champion Scott Waites will compete on the PDC circuit for the first time in 2020 after winning his Tour Card outright on the final day along with Welshman Nick Kenny.

Having struggled on the opening three days of Q School, former Grand Slam winner Waites found his form on the final day, culminating in a 5-0 whitewash of teenage Irish sensation Keane Barry in their Tour Card decider.

Two-time Development Tour winner Kenny will also be a new addition to the PDC circuit after he saved his best performance till last as he averaged 110.5 to defeat Scott Taylor 5-2 in their Tour Card play-off.

Joining Ashton in winning Tour Cards via the UK Q School Order of Merit are 11 players headed up by former World Championship runner-up Andy Hamilton.

Junior Darts Corporation Chairman Steve Brown was unable to attend the final day of Q School due to JDC-related commitments in China, but his runs on the first two days were enough to ensure a return to the PDC Tour after a five-year absence.

Brisbane Masters winner Damon Heta was successful in his first Q School appearance and he will be joined on the circuit by fellow-Australian and surprise-package Penhall. Scottish duo Ryan Murray and William Borland are also new names on tour, along with Wigan’s Martin Atkins.

Adam Hunt, Alan Tabern and Wayne Jones all secured immediate returns after losing their Tour Cards at the end of 2019, while Peter Jacques returns after a one-year absence. At European Q School Germany’s Steffen Siepmann booked his place on the PDC Tour for the first time by defeating Wesley Harms 5-3 in the Day Four final in Hildesheim.

However, two-time BDO Championship semi-finalist Harms did enough over the four days to earn a PDC Tour Card for the first time. Harms’ fellow-Dutchmen Derk Telnekes and Martijn Kleermaker also secured Tour Cards for the first time, while Dirk van Duijvenbode won back his card at the first time of asking.

Sweden’s Daniel Larsson, Croatia’s Boris Krcmar and Poland’s Krzysztof Kciuk also won Tour Cards for the first time via the European Q School Order of Merit. The first three days of action saw six players win Tour Cards outright at UK Q School, along with three at European Q School.

All 31 PDC Tour Card winners will get their first taste of the PDC ProTour in 2020 at Players Championships One and Two which will take place at The Barnsley Metrodome from February 8th – 9th.

For full QSOoM tables Click Here

UK Q School winners (PDC)European Q School winners (PDC)

UK Qualfying School Day Four

LAST 16

Wayne Jones 5-4 Thomas Lovely
Scott Taylor 5-3 Alexander Morrison
Stephen Burton 5-0 Darren Johnson
Nick Kenny 5-3 Darren Penhall
Matthew Dennant 5-0 Wes Newton
Keane Barry 5-1 Graham Usher
Scott Waites 5-3 Connor Scutt
Adam Hunt 5-4 Steve Hine

QUARTER FINALS

Scott Taylor 5-1 Wayne Jones
Nick Kenny 5-1 Stephen Burton
Keane Barry 5-2 Matthew Dennant
Scott Waites 5-4 Adam Hunt

SEMI FINALS

Nick Kenny 5-2 Scott Taylor
Scott Waites 5-0 Keane Barry

European Qualfying School Day Four

LAST 16

Steffen Siepmann 5-4 Zoran Lerchbacher
Jose Justicia 5-4 Gino Vos
Lukasz Sawicki 5-0 Wesley Plaisier
Danny van Trijp 5-3 Dennis Nilsson
Wesley Harms 5-3 Boris Krcmar
Kevin Blomme 5-3 Michael Unterbuchner
Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-3 Derk Telnekes
Cody Harris 5-0 Daniel Larsson

QUARTER FINALS

Steffen Siepmann 5-4 Jose Justicia
Danny van Trijp 5-4 Lukasz Sawicki
Wesley Harms 5-0 Kevin Blomme
Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-2 Cody Harris

SEMI FINALS

Steffen Siepmann 5-1 Danny van Trijp
Wesley Harms 5-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode

FINAL

Steffen Siepmann 5-3 Wesley Harms

Final UK QS OoM Table

Player

Points

1 Adam Hunt 14
2 Ryan Murray 14
3 Peter Jacques 13
4 Damon Heta 13
5 Andy Hamilton 12
6 Alan Tabern-snr 12
7 Wayne Jones 11
8 William Borland 10
9 Martin Atkins-Wigan 10
10 Steve Brown-ENG 10
11 Darren Penhall 9
12 Lisa Ashton 9
13 Steve Hine 9
14 Wes Newton 9
15 Tony Newell 9
16 Stephen Burton 9
17 Dave Prins 8
18 Ritchie Edhouse 8
19 Niall Culleton 8
20 Lewis Pride 8
21 Carl Hamilton 8
22 Keane Barry 8
23 Darryl Pilgrim 8
24 Darryl Fitton 8
25 David Ladley 7
26 Paul Nicholson 7
27 Alexander Morrison 7
28 Lee Evans 7
29 Gary Mawson 7
30 Tony Richardson 7
31 Robert Modra 7
32 John O’Shea-1975 7
33 Jamie Clark 7
34 Seigo Asada 6
35 James Richardson 6
36 Jim Williams 6
37 Leonard Gates 6
38 John Bowles 6
39 James Hurrell 6
40 Andrew Gilding 6
41 Colin Osborne 6
42 Liam Meek 6
43 Gary Eastwood 6
44 Danny Lauby-Jnr 6
45 Jarred Cole 6
46 Matthew Finch 6
47 Thomas Lovely 6
48 Robert Collins 6
49 Adam Mould 6
50 Darren Johnson 6
51 Terry Roach 6
52 Graham Usher 6
53 Darren Davies-ENG 6
54 Steve Haggerty 6
55 Scott Taylor 6
56 Justin Smith 5
57 Scott Mitchell 5
58 Kevin Thomas 5
59 Daniel Day 5
60 Darren Beveridge 5
61 Jason Askew 5
62 Robbie Green 5
63 Daniel Lee 5
64 Scott Williams 5
65 Chris Quantock 5
66 Michael Flynn 5
67 Chris Lacey 5
68 Shaun Carroll 5
69 Frankie Ansell 5
70 Mark Barilli 5
71 Christopher Bent 5
72 Dom Taylor 5
73 Prakash Jiwa 5
74 Justin Hood 5
75 Andy Chalmers 5
76 Matthew Dennant 5
77 Shaun Rutter 5
78 George Cressey 5
79 Ryan Hogarth-SCO 5
80 Peter Mitchell 4
81 Ryan Harrington 4
82 Chris Aubrey 4
83 Martin Edwards 4
84 Anthony Urmston-Toft 4
85 Jake Jones 4
86 Rhys Hayden 4
87 Andrew Foster 4
88 Tony O’Shea 4
89 Lewis Williams 4
90 Cameron Menzies 4
91 Mark Lawrence 4
92 Dafydd Edwards 4
93 Greg Ritchie 4
94 Stuart White 4
95 Andy Jenkins 4
96 Jamie Kelling 4
97 Kevin Burness 4
98 Damien O’Driscoll 4
99 Kevin Dowling 4
100 Connor Scutt 4
101 Jason Cullen 4
102 Peter Hudson 4
103 John Brown-ENG 4
104 Brett Claydon 3
105 Curtis Hammond 3
106 John Part 3
107 Kevin Garcia 3
108 John Costigan 3
109 Richard Hosey 3
110 Mark Grimes 3
111 Nathan Burdett 3
112 Tommy Lishman 3
113 Daniel Faulkner 3
114 Evander Stevenson 3
115 Anthony Brown-PAD 3
116 James Hubbard 3
117 Brian Woods 3
118 Jamie Atkins 3
119 Alan Norris 3
120 Mick Todd 3
121 Chas Barstow 3
122 Craig Baxter 3
123 Luke Yates 3
124 Mark Dudbridge 3
125 Ben Cheeseman 3
126 Jamie Caven 3
127 Lee Smith 3
128 Daniel Ayres 3
129 David Evans 3
130 Paul Phillips 3
131 Kevin Lane-WAL 3
132 David Neads 3
133 Ewan Hyslop 3
134 Mark Layton 3
135 Russell Murphy 3
136 Ian McFarlane 3
137 Steven Morrison 3
138 Terry Temple 3
139 Sean Ewing 3
140 William O’Toole 3
141 Dave Parletti 2
142 Diogo Portela 2
143 Kevin Painter 2
144 Richie Burnett 2
145 Shane McGuirk 2
146 Dean Owen 2
147 Kyle McKinstry 2
148 Joshua Lowthorpe 2
149 Stuart Davies 2
150 Mark Turner 2
151 Stuart Dutton 2
152 Kieran Evans 2
153 Aden Kirk 2
154 Dean Forde 2
155 Nathan Rafferty 2
156 Fallon Sherrock 2
157 Jacob Gwynne 2
158 Gordon Mathers 2
159 Nicky Denoon 2
160 Christopher-Paul Jones 2
161 Robert Rickwood 2
162 Sandy Morrison 2
163 Coni Singh-Nagi 2
164 Gary Robson 2
165 Daniel Cooper 2
166 Richard Baillie 2
167 Ross Twell 2
168 Paul Rowley 2
169 Ben Quenby 2
170 Rhys Griffin 2
171 Martin Thomas 2
172 Adam Wood 2
173 Chris Craven 2
174 Darren Herewini 2
175 James Lawson 2
176 Martyn Turner 2
177 Geoffrey Murray-ENG 2
178 Joshua Richardson 2
179 Mark Wilson 2
180 Paul Dulson 2
181 Allan Fitzpatrick 2
182 Jonathan Wynn 2
183 Shaun Matthews 2
184 Scott Marsh 2
185 Michael Meaney 2
186 Steven Beasley 2
187 Lee Cocks 2
188 Graham Hall 2
189 Lee Whitworth 2
190 Ray Marshall 2
191 Jason Murphy 2
192 Brandon Jones 2
193 Ricky Clarke 2
194 Tony Clark-ENG90 2
195 Jim Walker 2
196 Scott Hope 1
197 Patrick Lynskey 1
198 Robert Owen 1
199 Mike Gillet 1
200 Adrian Devine 1
201 Darren Armstrong 1
202 Shane Byrne 1
203 Jason Delahunty 1
204 Ryan Hope 1
205 Aled Goode 1
206 Chris White 1
207 Ryan Craddock 1
208 Shaun Fox 1
209 Philip Wathen 1
210 Ian Jopling 1
211 Rees Hall 1
212 Robert Stansbury 1
213 Shane Price 1
214 Grant Whittaker 1
215 Jimmy McKirdy 1
216 Adam Jenkinson 1
217 Samuel Ridgway 1
218 Derek Coulson 1
219 Jason Wilson 1
220 Matt Padgett 1
221 Stuart Duncan 1
222 Jack Main 1
223 Hywel Manuel 1
224 Dan Read 1
225 Kelvin Hart 1
226 Scott Darbyshire 1
227 Tony Wood 1
228 Callum Francis 1
229 Perry Davenport 1
230 Cavan Phillips 1
231 Gary Court 1
232 Chris Mathews 1
233 Simon Preston 1
234 Harry Robinson 1
235 John Court 1
236 Yuki Yamada 1
237 Eddie Lovely 1
238 Ryan Furness 1
239 Stephen Gallimore 1
240 John Crossley 1
241 Ricky King 1
242 Mark Stephenson 1
243 David Carr 1
244 Ian Lever 1
245 Allen Baldock 1
246 Stu Wilson-1977 1
247 Andy Derrick 1
248 Kevin McDine 1
249 Michael Harrison 1
250 Padraig Balfe 1
251 Mark Frost 1
252 David Walker 1
253 Martin Grearson 1
254 James Duncan 1
255 Richard Langlois 1
256 Matthew-Joseph Smith 1
257 Patrick Quinn 1
258 Adam Huckvale 1
259 Nick Fullwell 1
260 Phillip Goodwin 1
261 Scott Ridler 1
262 Terry Creed 1
263 Stephen Harradine 1
264 Josh Habgood 1
265 Michael McCloskey 1
266 Daniel Cox 1
267 Tom Lonsdale 1
268 Aaron Argyle 1
269 Trevor Vallely 1
270 Darrell Hodgson 1
271 Derek Lumley 1
272 Daniel O’Donnell 1
273 David Calvert 1
274 Rachel Brooks 1
275 William Thexton 1
ALL OTHERS 0pts

Final European QSOoM

Player

Points

1 Dirk van Duijvenbode 18
2 Wesley Harms 17
3 Derk Telnekes 16
4 Martijn Kleermaker 15
5 Daniel Larsson 15
6 Boris Krcmar 14
7 Krzysztof Kciuk 14
8 Zoran Lerchbacher 13
9 Cody Harris 13
10 Thibault Tricole 12
11 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 12
12 Dennis Nilsson 12
13 Danny van Trijp 12
14 Berry van Peer 12
15 Ronny Huybrechts 11
16 Lukasz Sawicki 10
17 Michael Hurtz 10
18 Wesley Plaisier 10
19 Franz Roetzsch 10
20 Jose-Antonio Justicia-Perales 9
21 Michael Unterbuchner 9
22 Kevin Munch 9
23 Justin van Tergouw 9
24 Kevin Doets 9
25 Kevin Blomme 9
26 Mario Vandenbogaerde 8
27 Szabolcs Nemeth 8
28 Ondrej Kysilka 8
29 Kay Smeets 8
30 Willem Mandigers 8
31 Gabriel Pascaru 8
32 Richard Veenstra 8
33 Philipp Spindler 8
34 Dragutin Horvat 8
35 Marek Polyak 8
36 Jeffrey de Graaf 7
37 Tytus Kanik 7
38 Jeffrey Van Egdom 7
39 Romeo Grbavac 7
40 Zdravko Antunovic 7
41 Sebastian Pohl 7
42 Wouter Vaes 7
43 Wessel Nijman 6
44 Ryan de Vreede 6
45 Brian Raman 6
46 Jimmy Hendriks 6
47 Owen Roelofs 6
48 Paulo Ferreira 6
49 Nico Blum 6
50 Fabian Herz 6
51 Arjan Konterman 6
52 Andrew Beeton 6
53 Michele Turetta 6
54 Paolo Trutalli 6
55 Dennie Olde-Kalter 6
56 Mario Robbe 5
57 Jose Marques 5
58 James Bailey 5
59 Jeffrey Sparidaans 5
60 Pero Ljubic 5
61 Christian Kist 5
62 Stefan Bellmont 5
63 Tonny Veenhof 5
64 Patrick Plotz 5
65 Radek Szaganski 5
66 Kai Gotthardt 5
67 Thomas Junghans 5
68 Daniel Barborak 5
69 Richard van Zijtveld 5
70 Jitse van der Wal 5
71 Ivan Springborg-Poulsen 5
72 Sead Nicevic 5
73 Gino Vos 4
74 Julio Barbero-Gonzalez 4
75 Erik Tautfest 4
76 Patrick Tringler 4
77 Dragutin Pecnjak 4
78 Pavel Drtil 4
79 Sebastian Bialecky 4
80 Chris Landman 4
81 Michal Ondo 4
82 Andreas Harrysson 4
83 Benjamin Pratnemer 4
84 Armando Slotboom 4
85 Jeremy van der Winkel 4
86 Filip Sebesta 4
87 Janos Vegso 4
88 Roemer Mooijman 4
89 Kenny Neyens 4
90 Lukas Wenig 4
91 Manfred Bilderl 4
92 Leo Hendriks 4
93 Ricardo Perez-Ibarra 4
94 Marcel Gerdon 4
95 Marco Apollonio 4
96 Adam Gawlas 4
97 Peter Schnupfhagen 4
98 Arsen Ballaj 4
99 Robert Marijanovic 4
100 Andy Baetens 4
101 Christian Kallinger 4
102 Rene Berndt 4
103 Mareno Michels 3
104 Jarno Braamskamp 3
105 Niels-Joergen Hansen 3
106 Patrick Peters 3
107 Youri Duijster 3
108 Boris Koltsov 3
109 Danny van Klompenburg 3
110 Michael Plooy 3
111 Marcel Gugger 3
112 Andreas Frei 3
113 Markus Kessler 3
114 Martin Dufek 3
115 Martin Sevcov 3
116 Patrik Kovacs-HUN 3
117 Sebastian Steyer 3
118 Davy van der Zande 3
119 Fabian Roosenbrand 3
120 Gergely Lakatos 3
121 Michal Smejda 3
122 Andreas Schnellhardt 3
123 David Pisek 3
124 Johan Engstrom 3
125 Mindaugas Barauskas 3
126 Niels Heinsoe 3
127 Zereso Zeverboom 3
128 Claus-Bendix Nielsen 3
129 Alexander Masek 3
130 Tom Veje-Kristensen 3
131 Patrick Heitmueller 3
132 Pavel Jirkal 3
133 Wesley van Trijp 3
134 Raphael Leufgen 3
135 Marco Obst 3
136 Johan Singerling 3
137 Christopher Haensch 3
138 Mitchell Von Schukkmann 3
139 Michal Zarybnicky 3
140 Sven Vogelsberg 2
141 Michael Rasztovits 2
142 Vitezslav Sedlak 2
143 Maikel Verberk 2
144 Angel-Martin Sanchez 2
145 Frantisek Mika 2
146 Spyridon Ballas 2
147 Gabriel-Florin Olar 2
148 Patrick Bulen 2
149 Jens Kniest 2
150 Konstantinos Samaras 2
151 Roman Benecky 2
152 Rowdy Schoremans 2
153 Kevin Vennik 2
154 Karsten Koch 2
155 Toon Greebe 2
156 Levy Frauenfelder 2
157 Bent Lambertsen 2
158 Marvin van Velzen 2
159 Wesley Bour 2
160 Marcel Althaus 2
161 Veniamin Symeonidis 2
162 Dolf Reker 2
163 Gabriel Rollo 2
164 Robin Beger 2
165 Vincent Kamphuis 2
166 Gian van Veen 2
167 Tobias Mueller 2
168 Pal Szekely 2
169 Stefano Roso 2
170 Dennis van der Ende 2
171 Erik Hol 2
172 Marina Letica 2
173 David Haberberger 2
174 Peter Hubinger 2
175 Andreas Gradert 2
176 Lorenzo Van Hove 2
177 Simeon Heinz 2
178 Matthias Orn-Fridriksson 2
179 Hannes Schnier 2
180 Thomas Kohnlein 2
181 Sebastian Fey 2
182 Stefan Taferner 2
183 Pavel Kodera 2
184 Ole Luckow 2
185 Daniel Klose 2
186 Danny Tessmann 1
187 Marvin Wehder 1
188 Vitor-Manuel Gurerra-Charrua 1
189 Christian Jentschke 1
190 Wim Hofsink 1
191 Christian Goedl 1
192 Stefan Nilles 1
193 Jerry Hendriks 1
194 Aaron Hardy 1
195 Alessio Marconi 1
196 Aron Boroczi 1
197 Dimitrij Gorbunov 1
198 Andrea Micheletti 1
199 Sebastian Oschitzki 1
200 Dominik Thiel 1
201 Paul Pohl 1
202 Marek Raz 1
203 Cor Ernst 1
204 Ronald Balfoort 1
205 Nico Wagner 1
206 Willi Zimmermann 1
207 Glenn Leysen 1
208 Wilco Vermeulen 1
209 Sandor Ballo 1
210 Wesley Brown 1
211 Michael Stoeten 1
212 Martin Christiansen 1
213 Anton Salge 1
214 Anoop Ramdajal 1
215 Nandor Major 1
216 Maurice Boeve 1
217 Roxy-James Rodriguez 1
218 Lukas Grygar 1
219 Nico Kurz 1
220 Peter van den Broek 1
221 Timo Koenig 1
222 Rene Fricke 1
223 Rohan Brouwers 1
224 Patrick van den Boogaard 1
225 Michel Furlani 1
226 Sander van Beem 1
227 Erik Poliak 1
228 Thomas Lazic 1
229 Matthias Wagner 1
230 Christoph Mayer 1
231 Joshua Hermann 1
232 Fons Hardeman 1
233 Kevin Knopf 1
234 Dennis Akhtar 1
235 Manuel Sanwald 1
236 Erik Meulenmeesters 1
237 Alexander Merkx 1
238 Andreas-Dirk Sauer 1
239 Karl Cron 1
240 Nico Riehle 1
241 Karel Papezik 1
ALL OTHERS 0pts

 

Template - Author: PDPA World Representatives

We are pleased to announce new representatives have joined the PDPA to help players around the global regions.

 

In a further PDPA development, and as part of our future plans to look after dart players around the world. We have our first four regional PDPA representatives.

With our sport continually progressing around the world, we have four areas where it is at a great stage to introduce these representatives.


Mr Gary Mawson
(North America) CLICK HERE for the CDC PDC Affiliated Tour.


Mr Wayne Weening
(Oceanic Region) CLICK HERE for the DPA PDC Affiliated Tour area.


Mr Joakim Kulan
(Nordic & Baltic) CLICK HERE for PDC Nordic & Baltic Affiliated Tour area

TBC
(Asia) CLICK HERE for the PDC Asia Affiliated Tour area.

Template - Author: 2020 PDC Rules

The 2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules have now been announced ahead of the start of the new season.

 

With the PDC Qualifying Schools starting tomorrow in Wigan and Hildesheim, the updated PDC Rules are now complete.

PROFESSIONAL DARTS CORPORATION
2020 TOURNAMENT RULES

  1. Eligibility

1.1   All players must be a member of the Professional Darts Players Association (PDPA) to feature in the Professional Darts Corporation’s (PDC) Order of Merit. Membership is defined as either having been awarded an Honorary Membership, or being in one of the below listed categories:

  • A Full Member is defined as a player who has joined the PDPA and holds a PDC Tour Card or a player who has qualified for an event as listed in 1.2; or can be a non-playing Full Member such as a PDPA board member or Honorary Member.
  • An Associate Member is defined as a player who has joined the PDPA but does not hold a Tour Card (for example a player who attempted to win a Tour Card through Q School or a player who participates on a Secondary Tour).
  • A Day Member is defined as a non-UK national who pays a supplement to their entry fee for relevant qualifying Events for European Tour Events.
  • A Secondary Tour Member is defined as a player who is only permitted to play in Challenge or Development Tour Events. For the avoidance of doubt, they are not permitted to play in qualifiers for Premier or ProTour Events unless otherwise allowed under these Rules.

1.2   All players who participate in the following Events must be a Full Member of the PDPA: World Championship (excluding PDPA Associate Members), World Matchplay, World Grand Prix, Grand Slam (excluding BDO qualifiers) UK Open (excluding Amateur Qualifiers and PDPA Associate Members), European Championship, Players Championship Finals (excluding PDPA Associate Members), Masters, World Series Finals (excluding invited non-members), Premier League (excluding Challengers), Champions League.

In the event of a non-PDPA member qualifying for or being invited into an Event through an Order of Merit, a qualifying Event, or PDC Board invitation they must join the PDPA prior to participation in the Event.

1.3   All Full Members who wish to participate in Events must sign and accept the PDC Player Contract and the PDPA Code of Conduct and agree to abide by the Rules of the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) and pay any appropriate Sanction Fees to the DRA before being allowed to participate in any PDC organised Event.

Associate Members who wish to participate in Events must agree to abide by the Rules of the DRA and pay any appropriate Sanction Fees to the DRA before being allowed to participate in any PDC organised Event.

1.4   Any player who is not in good financial or disciplinary standing with the DRA, PDC or the PDPA or with companies involved with the DRA, PDC or PDPA (including having unpaid outstanding fines or other unpaid sums owing to any such party) will not be allowed to participate in any Event until such time as they are in good standing.

1.5   PDPA membership lasts from the conclusion of one World Championship until the conclusion of the next World Championship and any player who is not a Tour Card holder but qualifies for an Event listed in 1.2 is still required to play at Q School in order to be eligible to participate in that year’s ProTour Events.

1.6   All Events shall be played under the Rules of the Darts Regulation Authority, as covered in the DRA Rule Book published on its website, www.thedra.co.uk.

  1. Order of Merit

2.1   The PDC operates various Orders of Merit, based on prize money won in its Events.

Events are categorised as follows:

Premier Ranked Events:
World Championship
World Matchplay
World Grand Prix
Grand Slam
European Championship
Players Championship Finals
UK Open

Premier Invitational Events:
Premier League
Champions League
World Series Finals
Masters
World Cup

ProTour Events:
European Tour
Players Championships

Secondary Tour Events:
Challenge Tour
Development Tour

Other Events:
World Youth Championship
World Series

Non-UK Affiliate Tours (as administered by PDC Nordic & Baltic, Eurasian Darts Corporation, DartPlayers Australia, DartPlayers New Zealand, PDC Asian Tour, Championship Darts Corporation (CDC).

2.2   All Events will be scheduled and categorised at the discretion of the PDC Board of Directors, following consultation with the PDPA, but with the final decision resting with the PDC Board of Directors.

2.3   Prize money won in all ranking Events determine a player’s standing in the relevant Orders of Merit. Prize money will be displayed in UK£.

2.4   Any bonus prize money for a nine-dart finish achieved by a player in an Event will be determined by the PDC Board of Directors and announced in advance of the Event. These payments will not count towards any Orders of Merit.

2.5   All prize money paid to PDPA Members in all Events will be paid in UK£ directly by the PDC or its local agents, unless otherwise advertised.

Prize money will be paid in to the bank account nominated by the player to the PDC which must be either in their own name, the name of a company of which they is a Director, the name of their DRA Licensed Agent’s Business Account or in the case of a Development Tour player or other player legally classified as a minor, the name of one or more of their parents/guardians.

2.6   The main Order of Merit is calculated on prize money won by players over a 104 week period and is added to each player’s total at the end of the day on which the Event concludes.

All prize money shall count for two years and be removed from the main Order of Merit 104 weeks after it was won, regardless of the corresponding position in the calendar of any Events.

No Premier Event shall count three times towards the main Order of Merit, with the earliest of the three removed if necessary.

2.7   The calendar of Events and Orders of Merit will be published on pdc.tv, the PDC’s official website and it will be the responsibility of the individual players to ensure they are aware of all details.

2.8   Invitations to and seedings for ranked Premier and European Tour Events will be based on the relevant Orders of Merit at the closing date for entries or qualification for the Event in question (as per Section 3).

Seedings for Players Championship Events will be based on the relevant Order of Merit at the time of the draw being made – usually the day of the event.

2.9   Players will need to have participated in a minimum of one ProTour or Premier Event over a rolling 104-week period to be eligible to qualify for Premier Ranked Events through the main Order of Merit or be eligible to win a Tour Card.

Once a player has not participated in one ProTour or Premier Event over a rolling 104-week period, they will be removed from the Order of Merit.

2.10 Only prize money won by players when PDPA members shall appear on the Orders of Merit. Lapsed members, or players who lose their Tour Card and do not regain it for the following year will be removed from the Orders of Merit after Q School, and if they compete again as Full, Honorary, Associate or Day Members their prize money tallies will revert to £0 from the day their membership ceased or their Tour Card was lost.

Non-Tour Card holders who qualify for a one-year Tour Card by virtue of their ranking at the end of the previous year will retain their prize money won during the previous year on the Order of Merit.

Prize money won by Amateur Qualifiers (who are not PDPA Associate Members) in the UK Open or BDO representatives in the Grand Slam will not count towards the Main Order of Merit. For the avoidance of doubt, PDPA Associate Members who have not qualified for the UK Open through their Challenge or Development Tour Order of Merit position are permitted to participate in Amateur Qualifiers for the UK Open.

2.11 All prize money won in all PDC Events (not sanctioned affiliate tours) will be subject to a 2% levy, to be paid directly to the PDPA in the form of deductions from prize money.

  1. Invitations and Seedings

3.1   Invitations, seedings and structures for Premier Events are played according to the following criteria.

2020 Masters (non-ranked)
Cut-off date: January 1 2020
Seeds: Top 16 in Order of Merit (drawn in seed pattern)
Qualifying Players:
Top 16 in Order of Merit 

2020 UK Open Finals
Cut-off date: February 23 2020
Seeds: Tour Card holders will enter from round one onwards depending on their position on the main Order of Merit as follows:
97 – 128: first round
65 – 96: second round
33 – 64: third round
1 – 32: fourth round

Qualifying Players:
128 Tour Card Holders
Top 8 from the 2019 Development Tour Merit Table and Top 8 from the 2019 Challenge Tour Merit Table who remain PDPA Associate Members in 2020. Associate Members from 2019 who become Full Members for 2020 will qualify as Full Members and further places will be offered to players from each of the final 2019 OOM Tables using the Development Tour first, then the Challenge Tour one player at a time, until all 8 places are filled.

16 Amateur Qualifiers (non-PDPA Full Members) from specific Events

2020 World Cup
Cut-off date: May 17 2020
Seeds:Top 8 ranked nations based on combined Order of Merit ranking (lowest total = highest seed)
Qualifying Players:
32 pairs representing different nations selected at the discretion of the PDC 

2020 World Matchplay
Cut-off date: July 5 2020
Seeds: Top 16 in Order of Merit
Qualifying Players:
Top 16 in Order of Merit.
Top 16 in ProTour Order of Merit not otherwise qualified

2020 Champions League
Cut-off date: July 26 2019
Seeds: Top 8 in Order of Merit
Qualifying Players:
Previous year’s winner plus top 7 on Order of Merit not otherwise qualified drawn in two groups of four as per seed pattern

2020 World Grand Prix
Cut-off date: September 20 2020
Seeds: Top 8 in Order of Merit
Qualifying Players:
Top 16 in Order of Merit.
Top 16 in ProTour Order of Merit not otherwise qualified

2020 European Championship
Cut-off date: October 18 2020
Seeds: Top 32 in European Tour Order of Merit (drawn in seed pattern)
Qualifying Players:
Top 32 in European Tour Order of Merit

2020 World Series Finals
Cut-off date: September 8 2020
Seeds: Top 8 in World Series Merit Table
Qualifying Players:
Top 8 in World Series Merit Table.
Top 4 in Order of Merit not otherwise qualified.
Between 4 and 8 invited players at discretion of PDC board
Between 4 and 8 qualifiers from a Full Member qualifier

2020 Grand Slam of Darts
Cut-off date: November 5 2020
Seeds: Top 8 qualified from Order of Merit (one drawn per group)
Qualifying Players: [TO BE CONFIRMED]

2020 Players Championship Finals
Cut-off date: November 5 2020
Seeds: Top 64 in Players Championship Order of Merit (drawn in seed pattern)
Qualifying Players:
Top 64 in Players Championship Order of Merit

2020/21 World Championship
Cut-off date: November 29 2020
Seeds: Top 32 in Order of Merit seeded through to Last 64
Qualifying Players:
Top 32 in Order of Merit
Top 32 in the ProTour Order of Merit not otherwise qualified
32 invitations at the PDC’s discretion (international qualifying Events, PDPA qualifier, PDC Secondary and Affiliate Tours). Full criteria to be published in 2020.

For the avoidance of doubt, as per rule 3.6 below, in the event of a player in any qualifying Order of Merit for any above listed Event not being eligible to participate in the Event, all players beneath the non-eligible player will move up one place until all places have been filled.

3.2   In the case of ties in any Order of Merit (money won) or Merit Table (points won), the countback rule will apply; this will be the cumulative money or points won by a player in the previous four eligible Events in the Order of Merit or Merit Table where a tie has occurred. In cases where there is still a tie, this countback will continue one Event at a time until there is a separation.

If two or more players cannot be separated by countback over the entire eligible period of the relevant Order of Merit, the player ranked highest in the main Order of Merit shall be deemed to be highest ranked, with countback continuing indefinitely until a split can be made after the initial four Events on the main Order of Merit.

If this procedure does not produce a separation, a play-off will be organised between the affected players.

3.3 Seedings for Premier Events will be ordered as follows:
TOP HALF: 1-(16)-8-(9)-4(13)-5-(12)
BOTTOM HALF: 2-(15)-7-(10)-3-(14)-6-(11)

Seedings for European Tour Events will be as per Premier Events but the top and bottom halves will alternate across Events. To clarify, in odd numbered Events on the European Tour the number one seed will be in the top half but in even numbered Events the halves will switch positions.

Seedings for Players Championship Events, and the World Championship are ordered as follows:

TOP HALF: 1-32-16-17-8-25-9-24-4-29-13-20-5-28-12-21
BOTTOM HALF: 2-31-15-18-7-26-10-23-3-30-14-19-6-27-11-22

Seedings for the 64-player Players Championship Finals are ordered as follows:

TOP HALF: 1-64-32-33-16-49-17-48-8-57-25-40-9-56-24-41-4-61-29-36-13-52-20-45-5-60-28-37-12-53-21-44
BOTTOM HALF: 2-63-31-34-15-50-18-47-7-58-26-39-10-55-23-42-3-62-30-35-14-51-19-46-6-59-27-38-11-54-22-43

3.4   For PDC ranked events qualification and seedings will be determined by the relevant Order of Merit on the closing date for each particular Event.

The Orders of Merit in operation are as follows:

  • PDC main Order of Merit: comprised of all money won over a rolling 104-week period in Premier Ranked and ProTour (European Tour and Players Championship) events;
  • European Tour Order of Merit: comprised of all money won in that calendar year’s European Tour Events;
  • Players Championship Order of Merit: comprised of all money won in that calendar year’s Players Championship Events;
  • ProTour Order of Merit: comprised of all money won over a rolling 52-week period in European Tour and Players Championship Events;
  • Development Tour Order of Merit: comprised of all money won in that calendar year’s Development Tour Events;
  • Challenge Tour Order of Merit: comprised of all money won in that calendar year’s Challenge Tour Events.

3.5   Seedings for Players Championship Events and European Tour Events, and qualification for Premier Events through the ProTour Order of Merit will be determined on a 52-week rolling basis with 32 seeds per Players Championship Event and 16 per European Tour Event (or as many as entries permit). Seedings will be determined by the rolling 52-week ProTour Order of Merit up to and including the most recent Event completed for Players Championship Events and as of the entry cut-off date for European Tour Events.

3.6   If a player withdraws from a Premier Event due to personal or disciplinary reasons before the draw for the Event has been announced by the PDC, the next highest available non-qualified player from the Order of Merit (or if required in the case of the World Championship, the qualifying route) through which the unavailable player qualified will be invited to participate in the Event. In this instance, the players ranked below the unavailable player will all move up one place in the seedings, where appropriate.

3.7   If a player withdraws from a Premier Event due to personal or disciplinary reasons after the draw for the Event has been made, the next available non-qualified player from the relevant Order of Merit  (or if required in the case of the World Championship, the qualifying route) through which the withdrawn player qualified will be invited to participate in the Event and will take the place of the withdrawn player directly in the draw with no alteration made to seedings if applicable. This does not apply to the UK Open where no replacement player shall be named.

If this occurs at the World Championship or other Premier Event where the replacement player is invited directly in to a round other than the earliest round of the Event and misses an earlier round, they will only be awarded prize money due for the earliest round of the Event should they lose his first match. However, should they win his first match, prize money will be awarded as normal.

3.8   Full Members may choose to enter their own nation or region’s World Championship qualifying Event and/or the PDPA Full Members qualifier. The PDPA Full Members qualifier will be the last qualifying Event held and will offer the appropriate number of spots required to complete the field for the Event. Therefore, all other qualifying Events must conclude prior to the PDPA Full Members qualifier being held.

If a player qualifies through their own nation or region’s World Championship or World Youth Championship qualifying Event as well as his position on an Order of Merit, they will be deemed to have qualified through that route and not through the relevant Order of Merit and so the next non-qualified player on the relevant Order of Merit will be invited to participate.

In the event of a player qualifying through his own nation or region’s World Championship or World Youth Championship qualifying Event also being in a seeded position for the relevant Event, the seeded position shall take precedence over the qualifying position.

3.9   Any player who declines an invitation to any Event may be denied an invitation to that or other future Events at the discretion of the PDC Board of Directors.

  1. ProTour

4.1     Tour Cards for 2020 will be awarded to the following players:

Top 64 x eligible PDPA Members from the PDC Order of Merit following the completion of the 2019/20 World Championship.

29 x Tour Card Holders from 2019 Q School and 2018 Secondary Tours who are not ranked in the Top 64 of the Order of Merit

2 x top ranked players not otherwise qualified for a Tour Card from the 2019 Challenge Tour Order of Merit

2 x top ranked players not otherwise qualified for a Tour Card from the 2019 Development Tour Order of Merit

8 x automatic qualifiers from 2020 UK Q School

4 x automatic qualifiers from 2020 European Q School

Remaining 19 places to be filled by Q School Order of Merit, allocated pro rata across the UK and European Q Schools depending on final entry numbers.

If any players from the above list choose not to take up their Tour Card or are deemed ineligible due to DRA sanction by a deadline determined by the PDC, extra places will be allocated to players from Q School on an alternate basis (Q School with the most entries first) from the relevant Q School Merit Table.

The Top 64 eligible players from the Order of Merit at the end of the 2019/20 World Championship will receive a one-year Tour Card. The remaining qualifiers will receive a two-year Tour Card as their Order of Merit total will revert to £0 from January 2 2020 whereas the Top 64 retain their money won.

Players who lose their Tour Card and then regain it immediately either by winning through the next Q School or through a Secondary Tour Order of Merit will be awarded a two-year Tour Card with their prize money totals reverting to £0 from the day their Tour Card was regained.

If a player who qualifies for a Tour Card through being in the top two of the 2019 Challenge or Development Tour Order of Merit is also in the Top 64 of the Order of Merit then they will receive a one-year Tour Card due to their Order of Merit position. Their money from the previous year will remain valid and their Tour Card place will pass to the next highest ranked unqualified player from the 2019 Challenge or Development Tour Order of Merit.

If a player is in the top two of both the Challenge and Development Tour Orders of Merit then the Challenge Tour shall take priority and any further places shall pass down the Development Tour Order of Merit.

4.2     Entry to all Players Championship Events is open initially to Full Members.

All Players Championship Events will have a 128-player draw. In instances where the number of Full Members entering a Players Championship Event does not reach 128, Associate Member entries shall then be accepted in order of Challenge Tour Order of Merit position as of the Event entry deadline to make the total number of entries up to 128.

The exception to the above position is if Associate Members win a Premier Ranked or ProTour Event they shall be placed as first alternate in order of their main Order of Merit position.

If this total still does not reach 128, byes will be awarded in seed order. If this total still does not reach 96, all 32 seeds will receive a bye and additional byes will be awarded on a random basis.

For example, if there is one bye, it will go to seed one; if there are two byes they will go to seeds one and two etc.

4.3     Entry to European Associate Member qualifier is open to any player who played at least one day at either the UK or European Qualifying Schools in 2020 but did not win a Tour Card, unless they are from an East Europe Nation, a PDC Nordic and Baltic Nation, or of the appropriate nationality for the Host Nation Qualifier for that particular event. There is no entry fee and no other players are allowed to take part as Day Members.

4.4    Day Members are permitted to take part in up to two Host Nation Qualifying Events in any One Calendar Year upon payment of the appropriate Entry Fee which includes Day Membership Fee. Once a Day Member has played in a second Host Nation Qualifier that player may not participate in any further Qualifying Events that year. There are no restrictions on the number of entries in the PDC Nordic and Baltic and East European Qualifiers in 2020.

Entry to European Tour Tour Card Holder Qualifying Events is open to all Tour Card Holders.

4.5     European Tour Events will be played with a 48-player main draw consisting of the top 16 ranked entered players from the ProTour Order of Merit at the Entry deadline and 32 qualifiers.

The top 16 ranked entered players from the ProTour Order of Merit at the Entry deadline will be exempted and seeded in to the last 32 where they will play the 16 winners from the matches involving the 32 qualifiers.

Invited players who lose in their first match of the Event shall not be credited with prize money on the Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit or European Tour Order of Merit, however they shall still receive full prize money payment.

An Invited player may opt to enter the relevant qualifier for the Event in order to ensure any prize money won, even if that player loses his first game, counts on the relevant Orders of Merit. In order to be placed in the qualifier, a player must inform the PDC of his request in writing at the time of entry.

A player who qualifies for a European Tour Event as a qualifier but later becomes a seed due to the withdrawal of one or more other players shall be credited with their prize money on the relevant Orders of Merit regardless of how far they progress in the Event.

The last 48 round shall be drawn at random with no seeding.

The 32 qualifiers shall come from the following qualifying Events:

  • Tour Card Qualifier: shall produce 24 players from those entered and eligible under Rule 4.3. Tour Card Holders from all Nations are required to enter this Qualifier.
  • Associate Member Qualifier; shall produce two players from those entered and eligible under Rule 4.3
  • Host Nation Qualifier: the highest two ranked players on the ProTour Order of Merit from the Host Nation, who are outside the Top 16 from the ProTour Order of Merit as at the Entry Deadline. (If there is only one or there are no players then those places shall revert to the Host Nation Qualifier). Additionally a knockout qualifier shall produce between two and four players from those entered and eligible under rules 4.3 and 4.4. Associate Members with the same nationality as the location of the relevant Event are eligible to enter and in this instance any player with that nationality may not enter the Associate Member qualifier for that particular event.
  • PDC Nordic & Baltic Qualifier: shall produce one player from those entered and eligible under rule 4.3 and 4.4. Players with the following nationalities are eligible to enter: Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
  • East Europe Qualifier: shall produce one player from those entered and eligible under rule 4.4. Players with the following nationalities are eligible to enter: Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo and any state not listed here which falls within the EADC region.
  • In the case of the 2020 European Tour Event to be staged in Gibraltar, the Host Nation qualifiers shall be allocated to a stand-alone qualification process for Gibraltar based Associate and Day Members.

In the case of the 2020 European Tour Events in Prague and Budapest Czech and Hungarian players shall not be permitted to enter the East Europe qualifier when they have their own Host Nation Qualifier

All qualifying Events are to be played with a single-elimination format of a minimum of best of seven legs.

Tour Card Qualifying Events shall be seeded from the ProTour Order of Merit based on the OOM on the day of the Qualifier, depending on the number of qualifying places with one seed per place available. Other qualifying events may be seeded based on alternative criteria by prior agreement of the PDC with the relevant qualifying organiser.

If a player withdraws from a European Tour Event due to personal or disciplinary reasons after the cut-off date for the Event Entries and before the commencement of the Tour Card Holder Qualifier the next available non-qualified player from the ProTour Order of Merit as at the Entry deadline date will be invited to participate in the Event. In this instance, the players ranked below the unavailable player will all move up one place in the seedings, where appropriate.

If one or more players withdraw from a European Tour Event due to personal or disciplinary reasons after the Tour Card Holder Qualifier for the Event, extra places shall be awarded to the Host Nation qualifying Event. In this instance, the players ranked below the unavailable player at the cut-off date will all move up one place in the seedings, where appropriate unless the draw has already taken place, in which case the replacement player shall be entered in to the seed position in the draw but as an unseeded player.

4.6     There is no entry fee for players to enter ProTour Events, including Tour Card Holder and Associate Member Qualifiers for European Tour Events.

Any player who enters and subsequently withdraws from an Event will be subject to rule 4.14.

The PDC may, at its discretion, implement entry fees for Events staged in territories deemed to be ‘developing territories’, such as Nordic & Baltic and East Europe.

4.7     The closing date for entries for the main draw of Players Championship Events will be 1400 UK time on the Tuesday the week before each Event is due to be played for weekend Players Championship events (for the avoidance of doubt, this is 11 days before a Saturday Event). For the midweek Players Championship Events in 2020, the closing dates will be 1400 UK time on Tuesday August 25 for PC 23-24, Tuesday September 1 for PC 25-26, Tuesday October 20 for PC 29-30,

Associate Members shall be informed as soon as possible after this deadline whether their entry has been successful.

Only Associate Members who entered by the appointed deadline shall be considered for ‘top up’ places if not all Full Members enter an Event.

Any variation from this will be advertised on pdc.tv. The PDC reserves the right to alter these times in the Event of logistical issues. The list of entries will be published on pdc.tv before each Event.

4.8     All PDPA members must enter through the PDC’s online entry system or via their local affiliate organisation (as stated in the Event rules and advertised at www.pdc.tv). All non-PDPA members must enter through the PDC’s local affiliate organisation with entry not accepted until payment is made by the appointed deadline.

4.9     Entry in to Events, whether as a Full, Associate or Day Member of the PDPA constitutes acceptance of all PDC, PDPA and DRA rules.

4.10   All ProTour main draw matches will be best of 11 legs up to and including the quarter-finals, and then the semi-finals will be best of 13 legs and the final will be best of 15 legs.

4.11   All Players Championship Events will start at 1200 local time, with registration closing at 1100. Any player not registered by 1100 will be omitted from the draw without exception.

Any variation from this will be advertised on www.pdc.tv. Players’ attention is drawn to Events which take place the day after a Premier Event, as these may start later for operational reasons.

4.12   Draws for Players Championship Events will be conducted following the closure of registration, with seedings adjusted accordingly if an entered player who was due to be seeded has not registered.

Draws for European Tour Events will be conducted at the PDC’s discretion and with the intention of ensuring players have the most possible time to plan their travel arrangements for the Event.

4.13   All ProTour Events will be played in a bracket format throughout with no re-draw after any round.

4.14   Players who wish to withdraw from an Event they have entered must do so in writing to the PDC prior to the closing date if they wish to apply for a refund of their entry fee (if applicable), which will only be considered with the support of a doctor’s certificate (not self-certified) or if they have a serious family issue with supporting evidence.

Players who enter but decide not to travel, or wish to otherwise withdraw from an Event, are requested to inform the PDC as a courtesy.

Players who enter and then subsequently withdraw from a ProTour or Premier Event after the cut-off date will receive standardised fines from the DRA which will increase with each offence and may result in a suspension.

Where no other player is disadvantaged by the withdrawal (such as an Event without a cap on entries or an Event where the relevant player’s place in the draw can be filled without any implications on any other player or the Event) the DRA may choose not to impose a sanction at its own discretion.

For clarity, these fines will be as follows for 2020:

First offence: £300

Second offence: £600

Third offence: £1200

Fourth offence: DRA referral

Following a 12-month consecutive period without offence, a player’s ‘slate shall be wiped clean’ in relation to these offences.

4.15   Where stage matches are played at Events, the bull up shall be conducted in the practice room at a time to be advised to players by the Tournament Director or Players Marshal.

4.16   The PDC/PDPA will use their best endeavours to supply a marker at Players Championship Events but players must assume that marking will be their own responsibility.

Each European Tour qualifier and Players Championship Event will operate on a “loser marks” basis and it is a condition of participation that the losing player of each match marks the following game, if a marker has not been provided, as directed by Tournament Officials. In genuine cases of inability to mark, a player may arrange for someone else to mark the next match on their behalf. It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that someone replaces them and that this person can mark to a competent standard and is dressed as per the DRA rules.

If a player arranges someone to mark on their behalf, the Player must notify the Board Official or Tournament Director giving the identity of the person with whom they have made the arrangement.

In either case, the marker must be in place immediately following the completion of the previous game.

Where players are required to mark themselves, the first game on each board will be marked by the last player listed on the schedule of matches for that board.

4.17   Players may be asked by Tournament Officials to move from the board to which they were originally allocated to another board. These and other reasonable requests from Tournament Officials must be adhered to immediately to help the smooth running of the Event.

Players are requested to note this rule particularly in respect of Players Championship Events at which selected boards are to be streamed on the internet. Any player who refuses a request to play on a board selected for streaming will be disqualified from the Event and rule 4.18 will apply in respect of their prize money.

4.18   Players who are timed out, fail to complete or who otherwise miss their scheduled match shall be awarded loser money for that round and be eliminated from the Event unless their withdrawal instigates a referral to the DRA in which case their prize money payment will be withheld subject to the DRA’s investigation and not appear on any Order of Merit until that investigation has been concluded.

A player who benefits from a bye but then loses the match in the round in to which they were placed as a result of the bye shall only be awarded prize money based on the previous round. For example, if a player receives a bye from the first round in to the second round of an Event, but then loses in the second round, they shall only receive and be awarded first round loser prize money. However, if they wins their second round match but lose in the third round, they shall be awarded third round loser prize money.

4.19   If a player intends competing in any Event despite suffering from illness or injury which may affect their performance, they must report this to the Tournament Director in advance. Failure to do this may result in a DRA referral.

4.20   The World Series Finals, Grand Slam and World Championship PDPA qualifying events shall be open to Tour Card Holders only.

  1. UK and European Q Schools

5.1     Both the UK and European Q Schools shall comprise four separate one-day Events, all played over a best of nine leg format under standard ProTour rules. The entry deadline shall be 1400 on January 13 2020 for both UK and European Q Schools.

Players from the UK, Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar shall play in the UK Q School. Players from all other European Nations shall play in the European Q School. Players from other nations may choose in which Q School to participate.

5.2     Tour Cards shall be awarded to the finalists of each day’s play at the UK Q School and the winner of each day’s play at the European Q School. Once a player has been awarded a Tour Card they shall not play in the remainder of Q School. The remaining Tour Cards will be awarded to the remaining players who occupy the qualifying positions in the Q School Merit Table which shall be comprised of points as awarded in 5.3. Places will allocated to the relevant UK & European Q School Merit Tables on a pro-rata basis from the final entry numbers.

Entrance to Q School constitutes acceptance of a Tour Card, if so earned by a player’s performance. If a player earns a Tour Card by virtue of his performance at Q School but declines a Tour Card, they are not eligible to appear on the Q School Merit Table or play in ProTour (including qualifiers) or Secondary Tour Events in 2020

5.3     A Merit Table for each Q School shall be compiled with players awarded one point per win from the first round which is drawn without byes to determine the allocation of any additional Tour Cards as necessary. Wins by virtue of a walkover from this round onwards shall be counted as a 5-0 win. If a player withdraws midway through a match their opponent shall be awarded the win by 5 legs to however many legs the withdrawing player has won at the time of withdrawal.

If two or more players are tied on points, they will be separated in the ranking list by (in order until they can be split): legs won and leg difference. Results from the preliminary round before the first round drawn without byes are disregarded for this countback. If the players cannot be split, a play-off will be organised.

5.4     Entry to the Q School shall cost £400 plus a £50 2020 DRA Sanction Fee and be paid in advance. The player shall then be deemed to be an Associate Member of the PDPA for the year providing the player participates in at least one day of Q School. Players who achieve their Tour Card must upgrade to Full PDPA membership at a cost of an additional £100 in order to be granted their Tour Card.

5.5     The players who finished in the top eight of the final 2019 Challenge Tour and Development Tour Orders of Merit and who were not awarded a Tour Card for 2020 will be invited in to the 2020 Q School. If any of these players achieve a Tour Card through the Q School, they must pay £100 for PDPA membership and £50 DRA Sanction Fee before a Tour Card is granted to them.

  1. Challenge Tour / Development Tour / World Youth Championship

6.1     Entry to Challenge Tour Events is open only to all players who participated in the 2020 Q Schools but did not obtain a Tour Card.

6.2     Entry to Development Tour Events and the World Youth Championship and its associated qualifiers is open to all players who are aged 23 or under and 16 or over on January 2 2020 Players who are ranked in the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit on the cut-off date of an Event are not eligible to enter those Development Tour Events. Players who turn 16 during 2020 shall be eligible to enter Development Tour Events or World Youth Championship qualifiers once their 16th birthday has passed.

All Tour Card Holders meeting the age requirements shall automatically be entered in to the draw for the World Youth Championship for that year and must inform the PDC before the date of the draw whether they wish to participate or not.

6.3     The World Youth Championship starts at the Last 96 round and is comprised of a minimum of 16 invitations, plus any players who under rule 6.2 have qualified by virtue of holding a Tour Card with all remaining places up to 96 bring taken from the final 2020 Development Tour Order of Merit, using countback as per rule 3.2 if required to determine positions.

6.4     Challenge Tour and Development Tour Events and the World Youth Championship are played under the same rules and regulations as ProTour Events where not otherwise specified in this section.

Registration and start times for Challenge and Development Tour Events will be advertised in advance of each Event on pdc.tv as they may vary due to entry levels or logistical reasons.

6.5     Development Tour matches are played over the best of seven legs up to the last eight and then best of nine legs from the last eight to the final. Challenge Tour matches are played over the best of nine legs.

The World Youth Championship is played over the best of 11 legs from the knock-out stage with group matches the best of nine legs. The group stage will consist of three players per group who will play each other once with two points awarded per win. In the event of a tie on points within the groups, players will be separated by leg difference. If two players have the same leg difference then the head-to head result between the two players will be used to determine positions. If all three players have the same leg difference then a three-way nine-dart-shoot out will be played.

6.6     Challenge Tour and Development Tour Events are played with an open draw with no seedings or exemptions. There are generally two Events per day, however this is subject to change.

The World Youth Championship Last 96 will include 32 seeds, being based on the Main Order of Merit with the remaining positions based on the final 2020 Development Order of Merit, and will be played down to a Final. The Final will then be scheduled during a PDC Premier or Invitational Event at a later date (expected to be at the 2020 Players Championship Finals).

6.7     All prize money in Challenge Tour and Development Tour Events won will count towards separate one-year Orders of Merit.

6.8     The Development Tour entry fee is £25 per Event. Challenge Tour entry is £50 per Event. Entries must be made online prior to 1400 the Friday preceding the weekend’s Events. There is no entry fee for the World Youth Championship.

6.9     The following incentives are on offer to players competing in the Challenge Tour, Development Tour and World Youth Championship:

  • The two highest ranked players on the 2020 Development Tour Order of Merit and then the highest ranked player on the 2020 Challenge Tour Order of Merit receive an invitation to the 2020/21 World Championship.

NOTE: if any of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualify for the 2020/21 World Championship, or reject their invitations, further places shall be offered to other players from the relevant Order of Merit until the places are filled.

  • The finalists of the 2020 World Youth Championship will be included on the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts qualification criteria list subject to the entry criteria as stated in rule 3.1 of this document.
  • The winner of the 2020 World Youth Championship receives an invitation to the 2020/21 World Championship.

NOTE: if any of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualify for the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts or 2020/21 World Championship, or reject their invitations, no further places shall be offered.

  • The top two players on the final 2020 Challenge and Development Tour Orders of Merit who have not otherwise won Tour Cards for 2021 and 2022 will receive two-year Tour Cards.

NOTE: if any of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualify for a Tour Card or reject their invitations, places will be offered further down the Challenge and Development Tour Orders of Merit. In the event a player achieves the above from both the Challenge and Development Tours, the Challenge Tour will take priority.

  • The players who finish third to eighth (countback applied in event of ties) on the 2020 Challenge Tour and Development Tour Orders of Merit will receive free entry to the 2021 Q School.

NOTE: in the event that any of the players who achieve the above qualify otherwise for a Q School place or reject their invitations, places will not be offered further down the Challenge and Development Tour Orders of Merit.

  1. General

7.1     Participation in all PDC Events is subject to players adhering to the Darts Regulation Authority rulebook. Special attention is drawn to the rules referring to behaviour and dress code.

7.2     The PDC reserves the right to remove any Event from the calendar without prior notice but will endeavour not to add any Event to the calendar without a minimum of three months’ notice.

7.3     The PDC accepts no responsibility for any loss, financial or otherwise, incurred by any player or other person in relation to the change in an Event’s date, location or schedule providing such change is advertised on pdc.tv more than three months before the opening day of the relevant Event.

In the event of a change occurring within three months of the opening day of an Event, the PDC will enter into good faith negotiations with any player who can prove they have incurred non-refundable or changeable travel or accommodation expenses for themselves only.

7.4     The PDC reserves the right to consult with the PDPA to add to or amend any or all of these rules at any time to meet any purpose deemed to be necessary at that time by the PDC’s Board of Directors.

7.5     All match results and prize money awarded shall be recorded in all stages of all PDC Premier, ProTour and Secondary Events and this information shall be published as soon as possible after an Event has been concluded on pdc.tv.

7.6     A Player who wishes to participate in a PDC or PDC affiliated event where nationality is a determining factor for eligibility must prove the following in order to satisfy the PDC’s criteria for nationality:

–        The player was born in that nation OR

–        The player holds a valid passport for that nation OR

–        The player has continuous residency (defined as their primary or permanent home in the nation) for five consecutive years immediately preceding the date of the relevant event.

`       In cases where a player is holding dual citizenship, the player will be required to determine their primary nationality at the time of entering the relevant event and may not then change nationality for a period of five years.

In cases where a qualifying event is being staged by a local PDC affiliated organisation, the PDC’s eligibility rules shall take precedence over those of the local organisation in respect of whether a player is permitted to enter the event or not. In contentious cases, the player’s eligibility must be approved in writing by the PDC before the player is permitted to participate in the event. A player who enters an event and is subsequently denied permission to participate for reasons of eligibility of their nationality shall b entitled to a refund of their entry fee but no further liability shall be accepted by the PDC or its affiliate organisation.

This ruling has been implemented following consultation with the PDPA and both the PDC and PDPA are aware there are a larger number of unique and specific cases regarding player nationalities.

Therefore, the PDC reserves the right to alter or adapt this ruling at its sole discretion in the interests of fairness and sporting integrity.

7.7     This document will remain in force until the completion of all 2020 Events unless otherwise advised. Amendments will be announced on the PDC’s official website www.pdc.tv and unless otherwise stated will come in to force immediately from time of announcement.

Template - Author: FREE Dart Connect for Q-School Players

Free DartConnect Membership for Q-School Players:

 

The PDPA, PDC and Dart Connect have arranged for Q-School players to receive a FREE 3- Month Premium membership with DartConnect.

The official scorekeeping app of the PDC!  DartConnect will be used on EVERY board and enables your friends and fans to follow all of your matches with DartConnect TV’s FREE Fan Alerts.

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All players who have registered prior to Friday am will receive an email which will be delivered early Friday morning, to inform you of the free 3-month Premium Membership to DartConnect and also how their fans can follow them with the ‘Fan Alerts’ system.

So watch out for the email, players who register after Friday morning will receive an email from Dart Connect at some point later and prior to the start of the PDC Q-School

Here’s a link to a sample email: Click Here Players who had existing accounts with us will get a slightly different version.

Follow this link which also explains how the program works CLICK HERE

Regards

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Template - Author: Peter Wright is the William Hill World Champion

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright is the William Hill World Champion after a Wonderfull display against Michael van Gerwen in the New Years Day final.

 

Wright took the first set in a decider by landing double top at the first attempt – but only after Van Gerwen had missed a dart at the bullseye for a 170 checkout.The Scotsman crucially broke his opponent’s throw in the second leg of set two with a 12-darter before doubling his lead on tops.

Van Gerwen announced his presence in the final with a dominant third set, in which he used just 37 darts to complete a whitewash. Wright missed the opportunity to restore a two-set lead when he missed a dart at double top to take out 102, allowing Van Gerwen to land double eight to level up the match.

The Dutchman was made to pay for six missed darts at double to lead the fifth set, which Wright went on to take 3-1 with the aid of a 10-darter and a set-sealing 96 finish. It was Wright’s turn to complete a whitewash set as he produced a brace of 81 checkouts, followed by an 80 finish to regain a two-set cushion.

An 84 checkout on the bullseye saw Van Gerwen take a 2-1 lead in the seventh set, which he immediately sealed with a ruthless 11-darter. Wright came from 2-1 behind to win the following set in an edgy deciding leg, in which Van Gerwen missed a dart a tops for parity before the Scot pinned double 16 to increase his lead to 5-3 in sets.

Both players had the chance to take the set, but crucially Wright returned to secure the set and put him one set away. Wright took the first leg against the throw in set 10 only to see Van Gerwen take it back, and just missing double 12 for a 9 darter.

Wright took leg 3 tp put him one leg away, which he took with double ten to win his first World Crown.

Wednesday January 1st

Evening Session (19.00 GMT)

Final (13)
Michael van Gerwen 3-7 Peter Wright

Format:

First Round – Best of five sets (no tie-break)
Second Round – Best of five sets
Third Round – Best of seven sets
Fourth Round – Best of seven sets
Quarter-Finals – Best of nine sets
Semi-Finals – Best of 11 sets
Final – Best of 13 sets

A tie-break will be in operation in all round from the second round onwards, where the final set must be won by two clear legs. If the score reaches five-all, the 11th leg will be a sudden-death leg.

Prize Fund:

Winner – £500,000
Runner-up – £200,000
Semi-final – £100,000
Quarter-final – £50,000
Fourth round – £35,000
Third round – £25,000
Second round – £15,000
First round – £7,500

Semi Finals

(12) Nathan Aspinall 3-6 Michael van Gerwen (1)
(7) Peter Wright 6-3 Gerwyn Price (3)

Quarter Finals

(1) Michael van Gerwen 5-2 Darius Labanauskas
(12) Nathan Aspinall 5-3 (29) Dimitri van den Bergh
Luke Humphries 3-5 (7) Peter Wright
(27) Glen Durrant 1-5 (3) Gerwyn Price

Fourth Round

(1) Michael van Gerwen 4-0 (17) Stephen Bunting
Steve Beaton 2-4 Darius Labanauskas
(5) Gary Anderson 2-4 (12) Nathan Aspinall
(29) Dimitri van den Bergh 4-3 (13) Adrian Lewis
Kim Huybrechts 1-4 Luke Humphries
(7) Peter Wright 4-3 (23) Jeffrey de Zwaan
(27) Glen Durrant 4-3 (22) Chris Dobey
(3) Gerwyn Price 4-2 (14) Simon Whitlock

Third Round

(1) Michael van Gerwen 4-0 (32) Ricky Evans
(16) Jonny Clayton 0-4 (17) Stephen Bunting
(8) James Wade 2-4 (25) Steve Beaton
Darius Labanauskas 4-2 (24) Max Hopp
(5) Gary Anderson 4-3 Ryan Searle
(12) Nathan Aspinall 4-3 (21) Krzysztof Ratajski
Luke Woodhouse 2-4 (29) Dimitri an den Bergh
(13) Adrian Lewis 4-3 (20) Darren Webster
Kim Huybrechts 4-2 (31) Danny Noppert
Nico Kurz 2-4 Luke Humphries
(7) Peter Wright 4-2 Seigo Asada
(10) Dave Chisnall 3-4 (23) Jeffrey de Zwaan
(6) Daryl Gurney 2-4 (27) Glen Durrant
Fallon Sherrock 2-4 (22) Chris Dobey
(3) Gerwyn Price 4-0 (30) John Henderson
(14) Simon Whitlock 4-1 (19) Mervyn King

Second Round

(1) Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Jelle Klaasen
(32) Ricky Evans 3-1 Mark McGeeney
(16) Jonny Clayton 3-0 Jan Dekker
(17) Stephen Bunting 3-2 Jose Justicia
(8) James Wade 3-0 Ritchie Edhouse
(25) Steve Beaton 3-1 Kyle Anderson
(9) Ian White 1-3 Darius Labanauskas
(24) Max Hopp 3-2 Benito van de Pas
(5) Gary Anderson 3-0 Brendan Dolan
(28) Steve West 0-3 Ryan Searle
(12) Nathan Aspinall 3-1 Danny Baggish
(21) Krzysztof Ratajski 3-1 Zoran Lerchbacher
(4) Michael Smith 1-3 Luke Woodhouse
(29) Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-0 Josh Payne
(13) Adrian Lewis 3-2 Cristo Reyes
(20) Darren Webster 3-0 Yuki Yamada
(2) Rob Cross 0-3 Kim Huybrechts
(31) Danny Noppert 3-2 Callan Rydz
(15) Joe Cullen 1-3 Nico Kurz
(18) Jermaine Wattimena 2-3 Luke Humphries
(7) Peter Wright 3-2 Noel Malicdem
(26) Keegan Brown 2-3 Seigo Asada
(10) Dave Chisnall 3-1 Vincent van der Voort
(23) Jeffrey de Zwaan 3-2 Darin Young
(6) Daryl Gurney 3-0 Justin Pipe
(27) Glen Durrant 3-0 Damon Heta
(11) Mensur Suljovic 1-3 Fallon Sherrock
(22) Chris Dobey 3-2 Ron Meulenkamp
(3) Gerwyn Price 3-2 William O’Connor
(30) John Henderson 3-0 James Richardson
(14) Simon Whitlock 3-0 Harry Ward
(19) Mervyn King 3-2 Ciaran Teehan

First Round

Jelle Klaasen 3-1 Kevin Burness
Mark McGeeney 3-1 Matt Campbell
Ryan Joyce 2-3 Jan Dekker
Arron Monk 0-3 Jose Justicia
Ritchie Edhouse 3-1 Boris Koltsov
Kyle Anderson 3-2 Xiaochen Zong
Darius Labanauskas 3-0 Matthew Edgar
Gabriel Clemens 2-3 Benito van de Pas
Brendan Dolan 3-0 Nitin Kumar
Ryan Searle 3-2 Robbie King
Andy Boulton 2-3 Danny Baggish
Jamie Hughes 2-3 Zoran Lerchbacher
Luke Woodhouse 3-0 Paul Lim
Josh Payne 3-0 Diogo Portela
Cristo Reyes 3-2 Lourence Ilagan
Ryan Meikle 1-3 Yuki Yamada
Kim Huybrechts 3-2 Geert Nentjes
Steve Lennon 2-3 Callan Rydz
James Wilson 1-3 Nico Kurz
Luke Humphries 3-1 Devon Petersen
Rowby-John Rodriguez 0-3 Noel Malicdem
Mickey Mansell 0-3 Seigo Asada
Vincent van der Voort 3-0 Keane Barry
Raymond van Barneveld 1-3 Darin Young
Justin Pipe 3-2 Benjamin Pratnemer
Jose De Sousa 0-3 Damon Heta
Ted Evetts 2-3 Fallon Sherrock
Ron Meulenkamp 3-0 Ben Robb
William O’Connor 3-0 Marko Kantele
James Richardson 3-2 Mikuru Suzuki
Harry Ward 3-2 Madars Razma
Ross Smith 0-3 Ciaran Teehan

Template - Author: JDC Joy for Barry

Irish teenager Barry, 17, has broken through in 2019 and made a big impression by winning the JDC’s DartConnect Junior International Open in September as well as the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay the following month.

 

Having also come through the early rounds of the Junior World Championship in Gibraltar in September, Barry took to the stage alongside emerging Czech Republic ace Gawlas to claim the newly-titled Tommy Cox Trophy.

Gawlas – the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship runner-up last month – took an early lead in the final and countered a 117 finish from Barry with a 120 combination to level in leg four. Barry followed a 90 finish on the bull with a 14-darter as he moved 4-2 up, with Gawlas taking out 106 to reply before double four secured glory.

Gawlas has only been playing since February 2019, but after breaking through with a European Tour appearance in August has been tipped for a big future in the sport. Barry’s Irish Matchplay success had secured his spot in the World Championship, where he took on Vincent van der Voort last Monday, and the teenager is now setting his sights on securing a PDC Tour Card at the 2020 Qualifying School.

Following the success of the JDC’s Festival of Darts in Gibraltar in September – which featured the early rounds of the Junior World Darts Championship alongside the Junior International Open and the Junior World Cup – the JDC have committed to staging events in the new Europa Point facility for the next six years.

The JDC’s 2020 Junior Darts Tour, for players aged 10-18, will feature ten events in the UK ahead of a Grand Finals in August, with the Junior World Championship then being held later in the year.

2020 Scott Farms International Junior Darts Tour:

Events 1-2 – January 25, Rileys Solihull
Events 3-4 – February 15, Rileys Worcester
Events 5-6 – March 14, Rileys Wolverhampton
Events 7-8 – April 11, Rileys Coventry
Events 9-10 – May 9, Rileys Manchester
Events 11-12 – June 6, Rileys Worcester

For further details, visit www.juniordarts.com or follow @JDCDarts on Twitter. Entry and membership information can be seen at www.jdcshop.net.

Template - Author: Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals

Michael van Gerwen won the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals title for a fifth time with a brilliant 11-9 win over Gerwyn Price in a sensational final.

 

World Champion Van Gerwen had been defeated by Price in the semi-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts a week ago, with the sport’s top two current form players meeting again this time in the decider. Price went within touching distance of claiming a second successive televised title as he sought to follow up his Grand Slam victory with glory at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort, edging into an 8-7 lead in the final.

However, Van Gerwen found one last push to claim the £100,000 title and erase the memories of his loss in last year’s final to Daryl Gurney. Van Gerwen had landed a nine-darter against Adrian Lewis on Saturday and then overcame Mervyn King in the quarter-finals and Ian White in the semi-finals, seeing off the Stoke ace with an 11-8 victory.

Price had followed up a clinical quarter-final win over Stephen Bunting – where he averaged almost 109 in a 10-3 victory – by coming from 4-1 down to defeat Chris Dobey 11-8 in the last four. Despite coming from two legs behind to move 8-7 up against Van Gerwen, the Welshman was left to rue the Dutchman’s late blitz as he was forced to settle for the £50,000 runner-up prize.

White produced two 180s in a brilliant deciding leg as he edged out William O’Connor 10-9 to reach his first televised ranking semi-final, finally ending his unwanted run of last eight defeats. Dobey, meanwhile, followed up October’s appearance in the last four at the World Grand Prix with another strong showing as he picked up a memorable 10-2 quarter-final win over Raymond van Barneveld.

Van Barneveld now progresses to his final tournament before retirement at next month’s World Championship, having enjoyed wins over Nathan Aspinall, Joe Cullen and Glen Durrant earlier in the weekend in Minehead.


Picture Laurence Lustig ‘PDC’

Sunday November 24th

Quarter-Finals (19)
Gerwyn Price 10-3 Stephen Bunting
Raymond van Barneveld 2-10 Chris Dobey
Michael van Gerwen 10-6 Mervyn King
Ian White 10-9 William O’Connor

Evening Session (19.00 GMT)

Semi-Finals (21)
Gerwyn Price 11-8 Chris Dobey
Michael van Gerwen 11-8 Ian White

Final (21)
Michael Van Gerwen 11-9 Gerwyn Price

Prize Fund
Winner – £100,000
Runner-Up – £50,000
Semi-Finalists – £25,000
Quarter-Finalists – £15,000
Third Round Losers – £10,000
Second Round Losers – £5,000
First Round Losers – £2,500
Total – £500,000

PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final

Adam Gawlas 0-6 Luke Humphries (Best of 11 legs

Luke Humphries took glory in the 2019 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship with a superb 6-0 whitewash of Adam Gawlas in Minehead on Sunday night.

Newbury’s Humphries, competing in his final game at youth level, followed up his success in topping the PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit in 2018 and 2019 by claiming the £10,000 World Youth Championship title.

Humphries was in ruthless form against Czech teenager Gawlas, a 17-year-old who only took up the sport in February and was making his first appearance in front of the TV cameras.

Two missed doubles from Gawlas in leg one allowed Humphries in to break throw, and he took out 112 for a 3-0 lead before a trio of 14-darters – each begun with a 180 – secured the coveted title.

“It’s been a dream of mine so I’m over the moon,” said Humphries. “In the last three years, in my opinion, I’ve been the best youth player and this has been a long time coming.

“There was a lot of pressure on me and I had to be ruthless. To win 6-0 is amazing and it was a great win for me. I played well but maybe the scoreline is a little bit harsh on Adam.

“He’s a great talent and it’s amazing to think that he’s only been playing the game for nine months, and I’d love to see where he is in five years.”

Luke Humphries & Adam Gawlas (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Humphries added: “The Development Tour has made me the player I am and I want to thank the PDC for what they’ve done to bring this system in.

“This is my last ever youth tournament and it’s time to take the step up, but it’s a fitting end. It’s special to lift this trophy in my last ever youth tournament.

“I worked hard to win this and I think it was my destiny to win this in my final year as a youth player. It’s my ambition now to be the first player to win the World Youth Championship and then the World Championship so the hard work starts now.

“It’s time to start upping my practice because on my day I think I can live with anyone, and on the big stage is where I play my best game.”

The 24-year-old has spoken publicly about his struggles with anxiety this year, and hopes that his triumph can be an inspiration to those in a similar situation.

He said: “A lot of people out there give up and six months ago I could have walked away from darts so I hope people can look at this and realise what you can achieve.”

Template - Author: Grand Slam of Darts

Gerwyn Price produced a scintillating display to beat Peter Wright 16-6 on Sunday night to win the BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts.

Price produced the performance of his life to retain the BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts title in incredible fashion by defeating Peter Wright 16-6 in Sunday’s final.

The Welshman followed up his brilliant maiden career victory over Michael van Gerwen in Sunday afternoon’s semi-finals with an unstoppable display to lift the Eric Bristow Trophy once again in Wolverhampton.

Price had never previously defeated Van Gerwen in 18 previous career meetings, but emerged a 16-12 winner in their last four clash to keep his title hopes alive at the Aldersley Leisure Village.

He then wrote his name into the record books with a relentless demolition of Wright to claim back-to-back Grand Slam wins, averaging 107.86 and hitting 11 180s during a remarkbale display.

Price led 10-5 after 15 legs with an average of over 113 and no leg by either player over 15 darts in a very high quality match. Price now wins the Grand Slam of Darts for the second consecutive year after beating Gary Anderson in last years final.

The welshman defeated Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright disposed of BDO Champion Glen Durrant in the earlier semi finals this afternoon.

Sunday November 17th

SEMI FINALS
(31 LEGS)
Peter Wright 16-11 Glen Durrant
Gerwyn Price 16-12 Michael van Gerwen

THE FINAL
(31 LEGS)
Peter Wright 6-16 Gerwyn Price

Full Group Results:

GROUP A

Michael van Gerwen 5-2 Jim Williams
Adrian Lewis 5-2 Ross Smith
Ross Smith 1-5 Jim Williams
Michael van Gerwen 5-2 Adrian Lewis
Michael Van Gerwen 5-2 Ross Smith
Jim Williams 3-5 Adrian Lewis

GROUP B

Ian White 5-1 Steve Lennon
James Wade 5-2 Wesley Harms
Steve Lennon 5-4 Wesley Harms
James Wade 5-4 Ian White
Ian White 5-4 Wesley Harms
Steve Lennon 5-4 James Wade

GROUP C

Gerwyn Price 5-3 Mikuru Suzuki
Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-5 Robert Thornton
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-1 Mikuru Suzuki
Gerwyn Price 5-4 Robert Thornton
Gerwyn Price 5-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Mikuru Suzuki 3-5 Robert Thornton

GROUP D

Darren Webster 3-5 William O’Connor
Gary Anderson 5-1 Dave Parletti
Darren Webster 5-2 Dave Parletti
Gary Anderson 5-3 William O’Connor
Darren Webster 5-4 Gary Anderson
William O’Connor 2-5 Dave Parletti

GROUP E

Dave Chisnall 5-3 Jamie Hughes
Rob Cross 5-2 Lisa Ashton
Jamie Hughes 5-1 Lisa Ashton
Rob Cross 3-5 Dave Chisnall
Lisa Ashton 1-5 Dave Chisnall
Jamie Hughes 3-5 Rob Cross

GROUP F

Ryan Harrington 5-4 Danny Noppert
Peter Wright 5-2 Wayne Warren
Danny Noppert 5-1 Wayne Warren
Peter Wright 5-2 Ryan Harrington
Ryan Harrington 5-1 Wayne Warren
Peter Wright 5-2 Danny Noppert

GROUP G

Gabriel Clemens 5-1 Brendan Dolan
Daryl Gurney 5-0 Richard Veenstra
Brendan Dolan 5-1 Richard Veenstra
Daryl Gurney 4-5 Gabriel Clemens
Richard Veenstra 2-5 Gabriel Clemens
Brendan Dolan 2-5 Daryl Gurney

GROUP H

Nathan Aspinall 5-0 Martin Schindler
Michael Smith 5-3 Glen Durrant
Martin Schindler 4-5 Glen Durrant
Michael Smith 5-1 Nathan Aspinall
Nathan Aspinall 0-5 Glen Durrant
Martin Schindler 4-5 Michael Smith

Final League Tables:

BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts

Grand Slam of Darts Groups E-H final tables (PDC)

SECOND ROUND (19)
Dave Chisnall 10-3 Ryan Harrington
Gabriel Clemens 9-10 Glen Durrant
Michael Smith 10-7 Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright 10-3 Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Ian White
James Wade 7-10 Adrian Lewis
Gerwyn Price 10-1 Darren Webster
Gary Anderson 10-8 Robert Thornton

QUARTER FINALS (31)
Dave Chisnall 12-16 Peter Wright
Glen Durrant 16-12 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 9-16 Gerwyn Price
Michael Van Gerwen 16-6 Adrian Lewis

Prize Money:

Winner: £125,000
Runner Up £65,000
Semi Finalists £40,000
Quarter Finalists £20,000
Second Round Losers £10,000
Third in Group £7,500
Fourth in Group £4,000
Group Winners Bonus £3,500
TOTAL: £550,000

Template - Author: World Series Finals

Michael van Gerwen clinched the 2019 Jack’s Casino World Series of Darts Finals, beating fellow Dutchman Danny Noppert 11-2 on home soil in Amsterdam.

 

The World Number One blitzed through the pack on the final day of action at the AFAS Live, dropping just 12 legs in victories against Jonny Clayton, Mensur Suljovic and Noppert on his way to the title. Averaging just under 102 for the tournament, Van Gerwen was at his dominant best throughout.

Noppert, playing in his first PDC televised final, started the brighter by clinching the opening leg but quickly faded. Perhaps jaded from his epic last-leg Semi-Final victory over Dave Chisnall, Noppert struggled to keep pace with Van Green who was finding the treble 20 with ease – landing nine maximums in total.

A string of nine successive legs followed from the reigning World Champion, as he raced to within two of the title at the second interval. Looking for a showpiece finish, Van Gerwen landed seven perfect darts and scored 499 in nine, before floundering on double-one, allowing Noppert to take out 42 to get a second leg on the board.

But the title was quickly sealed by Van Gerwen as he clinched the remaining two legs to add to his victories in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In a tournament marked as the farewell of a legend in his home country as Raymond van Barneveld bowed out after being beaten 10-8 by Dave Chisnall in the last eight, it was perhaps fitting that the final was contested by two younger Dutchmen.

It was a good run for the five-time World Champion as he produced some of his best darts of the year, but ultimately bid his farewell to the Dutch crowd in the quarter-finals. But Chisnall was then denied a repeat of the World Grand Prix Final with Van Gerwen at the hands of Noppert.

The 28-year-old produced an incredible 102 checkout in the deciding leg to capitalise on a missed match dart from Chisnall and book his place in the final. That victory for Noppert was also bad news for Suljovic, with the Dutchman qualifying for the 2019 Grand Slam of Darts at the expense of the Austrian.

That was not the only drama that Noppert had faced on the final day in Amsterdam. The quarter-finals saw him miss a staggering 12 match-darts against Ian White before eventually sealing the win in a last leg decider.

The run to the final marks the Dutchman’s best PDC result and he spoke of his pride after the decider. Noppert will return to action next weekend as the Grand Slam of Darts takes place in Wolverhampton with the draw for the event taking place on Tuesday (November 5).

Sunday November 3rd

Afternoon Session (13.45 local time, 12.45 GMT)

QUARTER FINALS (19)
Krzysztof Ratajski 9-10 Mensur Suljovic
Jonny Clayton 6-10 Michael van Gerwen
Ian White 9-10 Danny Noppert
Raymond van Barneveld 8-10 Dave Chisnall

Evening Session (20.00 local time, 19.00 GMT)

SEMI FINALS (21)
Mensur Suljovic 4-11 Michael van Gerwen
Danny Noppert 11-10 Dave Chisnall

FINAL (21)
Michael van Gerwen 11-2 Danny Noppert

Prize Fund
Winner £70,000
Runner-Up £30,000
Semi-Finalists £20,000
Quarter-Finalists £10,000
Second Round £7,500
First Round £5,000
Total £300,000

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The 2019 PDC Unicorn Development Tour season concluded on Sunday as top two Ted Evetts and Luke Humphries shared wins in the year’s final two events.

 

Evetts’ runaway success at the top of the Development Tour Order of Merit was already assured going into Event 19, where the 22-year-old claimed his eighth tournament victory of 2019. Having taken victory in Event 18 on Saturday, Evetts’ winning streak continued at the Robin Park Tennis Centre as he defeated Ciaran Teehan 5-2 in the final.

Evetts also defeated Humphries 4-3 in the Last 16 of the event, and saw off former JDC World Junior Champion Rusty-Rodriguez in the semi-finals. Evetts’ challenge in Event 20 was ended by Dan Read in the Last 16, before Humphries went on to take the title – mirroring his Event 17 success on Saturday.

The World Championship finalist negotiated a tricky route to the final, defeating former Development Tour event winners Mike De Decker and Mike van Duivenbode in his opening two matches.

He also had to see off German World Cup star Martin Schindler in the semi-finals – averaging almost 100 in a 5-2 win – before claiming a 5-3 win over Geert Nentjes in the final. That clash proved to be a shoot-out for second place in the Development Tour Order of Merit, with the 2017 & 2018 table-topper taking that slot this time around.

Nentjes’ consolation will be qualification for the William Hill World Darts Championship, with the top two non-qualified players from the Development Tour Order of Merit securing a place at Alexandra Palace.

With Evetts, Humphries and Ryan Meikle currently in provisional ProTour Order of Merit qualifying places, Ciaran Teehan also looks set to secure a World Championship spot, which would mean a debut for the Irish prospect.

Meikle and Teehan are also in line to secure PDC Tour Cards for 2020/2021 from the Development Tour Order of Merit, with a further six players set to secure free entry to the 2020 PDC Qualifying School.

The focus now moves to the 2019 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship, which will see the early rounds held on Monday in Wigan. The 96-player field will be split into 32 groups of three players for the initial round-robin phase, with the group winners progressing to the knockout phase from the last 32 onwards.

The World Youth Championship final will then take place on Sunday November 24 in Minehead between the semi-finals and final of the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals.

Click here to see the final 2019 PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit

PDC Development Tour 20 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Luke Humphries 5-2 Brad Phillips
Martin Schindler 5-3 Keane Barry
Kevin Doets 5-0 Dan Read
Geert Nentjes 5-2 Adam Gawlas

SEMI FINAL
Luke Humphries 5-2 Martin Schindler
Geert Nentjes 5-3 Kevin Doets

FINAL
Luke Humphries 5-3 Geert Nentjes

PDC Development Tour 19 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Rusty Jake Rodriguez 5-2 Christian Bunse
Ted Evetts 5-2 Tom Lonsdale
Ciaran Teehan 5-3 Owen Roelofs
Berry van Peer 5-1 Patrik Kovacs

SEMI FINAL
Rusty Jake Rodriguez 4-5 Ted Evetts
Ciaran Teehan 5-4 Berry van Peer

FINAL
Ted Evetts 5-2 Ciaran Teehan

PDC Development Tour 18 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Ben Cheeseman 5-3 James Beeton
Greg Ritchie 5-2 William Borland
Ted Evetts 5-1 Kevin Doets
Mike van Duivenbode 5-4 Dylan Powell

SEMI FINAL
Ben Cheeseman 3-5 Greg Ritchie
Ted Evetts 5-1 Mike van Duivenbode

FINAL
Greg Ritchie 4-5 Ted Evetts

PDC Development Tour 17 – Wigan

QUARTERS
Rhys Griffin 5-4 Berry van Peer
Ted Evetts 5-3 Alex Jacques
Ben Cheesman 5-2 Justin van Tergouw
Luke Humphries 5-2 Geert Nentjes

SEMI FINAL
Rhys Griffin 1-5 Ted Evetts
Ben Cheesman 2-5 Luke Humphries

FINAL
Ted Evetts 3-5 Luke Humphries

PDC Development Tour 16 – Hildesheim

QUARTERS
Keane Barry 5-2 Bradley Brooks
Ciaran Teehan 5-3 Luke Humphries
Lewis Pride 5-4 Danny van Trijp
Ted Evetts 5-4 Niels Zonnerveld

SEMI FINAL
Keane Barry 1-5 Ciaran Teehan
Lewis Pride 4-5 Ted Evetts

FINAL
Ciaran Teehan 3-5 Ted Evetts

PDC Development Tour 15 – Hildesheim

QUARTERS
Geert Nentjes 5-1 Luke Humphries
Joe Davis 5-4 William Borland
Nathan Girvan 5-2 Marc Legant
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-3 Danny van Trijp

SEMI FINAL
Geert Nentjes 5-3 Joe Davis
Nathan Girvan 5-1 Jeffrey de Zwaan

FINAL
Geert Nentjes 5-1 Nathan Girvan

PDC Development Tour 14 – Hildesheim

QUARTERS
Owen Roelofs 5-1 Dom Taylor
Wessel Nijman 5-0 Bradley Brooks
Adam Gawlas 5-3 Berry van Peer
Ted Evetts 5-4 Mike de Dekker

SEMI FINAL
Owen Roelofs 5-4 Wessel Nijman
Adam Gawlas 2-5 Ted Evetts

FINAL
Owen Roelofs 1-5 Ted Evetts

PDC Development Tour 13 – Hildesheim

QUARTERS
Keane Barry 5-1 Jurjen van der Velde
Nathan Rafferty 5-3 Lewis Pride
Luke Humphries 5-4 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Kieran Spurdle 1-5 Shane McGuirk

SEMI FINAL
Keane Barry 5-4 Luke Humphries
Shane McGuirk 5-1 Nathan Rafferty

FINAL
Keane Barry 4-5 Shane McGuirk

PDC Development Tour 12 – MK

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

PDC Development Tour 11 – MK

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

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

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World number two Rob Cross denied Gerwyn Price of a second televised title in the decider beating his Welsh opponent 11-6 in front of a packed crowd.

 

The final began with Cross striking the opening blow, breaking the throw in leg three to take a 3-2 lead in to the first break. A further break of throw followed with Cross moving 7-3 clear and four legs away from securing the European title.

It was a 4th televised final for Gerwyn Price, who would have moved up to a career high world number 3 with a win. However, the 34-year-old was unable to find the same kind of form that won him the Grand Slam title almost a year ago as Cross continued to edge closer to the victory.

Cross, who had made three previous TV finals in 2019, having been runner-up in the Premier League and UK Open before going on to win the World Matchplay, secured his first European Championship on double 16.

The victory sets up a fascinating end to 2019 with the World Series Finals, Grand Slam and Players Championship Finals all to come before the year ending World Championship, with Cross looking to put pressure on world number one Michael van Gerwen.

Cross began the day with a 10-6 win over Ricky Evans where the former World Champion averaged nearly 100 to progress to the semi-finals where he would meet Daryl Gurney.

The encounter between the pair was arguably the match of the day with the pendulum swinging both ways before Cross eventually secured an 11-9 win. Gerwyn Price awaited in the final after the Welshman had first defeated Vincent van der Voort 10-8 and then World Championship runner-up Michael Smith 11-7 in the last four.

The final was a match Cross always seemed in control of but a run to another final for Price signifies that he will be a threat to the field in the remaining events in 2019. Televised darts returns on Friday as the World Series Finals heads to Amsterdam for the first time in what will be Raymond van Barneveld’s final competitive appearance in Holland before retiring.

Sunday October 27th

Afternoon Session (12.45 local time, 11.45 BST)

QUARTER FINALS
Rob Cross 10-6 Ricky Evans
Daryl Gurney 10-5 Dave Chisnall
Michael Smith 10-5 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Gerwyn Price 10-8 Vincent van der Voort

Evening Session (19.00 local time, 18.00 GMT)

SEMI FINALS
Rob Cross 11-9 Daryl Gurney
Michael Smith 7-11 Gerwyn Price

FINAL
Rob Cross 11-6 Gerwyn Price

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Michael van Gerwen followed up last week’s World Grand Prix triumph in Dublin by taking the £100,000 Champions League title, lifting a specially-commissioned belt after winning five matches across the weekend.

 

The success sees Van Gerwen complete a “Green Sweep” of PDC Premier televised events, with the Champions League having been the only gap in his amazing roll of honour. Van Gerwen topped Group A at the Morningside Arena with wins over James Wade, Michael Smith and Gary Anderson, before edging past Gerwyn Price 11-10 in an outstanding semi-final.

A dramatic final also went all the way, with Wright missing three match darts when leading 10-7 before the Dutchman reeled off four straight legs to claim glory. “It’s incredible for me,” said Van Gerwen. “This tournament was on my bucket list and it’s a really important one for me to win.

“This was a phenomenal weekend for me with a high standard of darts. Peter put me under pressure and I made it difficult for myself in the final. “I missed a few darts on doubles here and there and I shouldn’t have put myself in that position, but Peter missed a couple of clear darts to win the game and I took great advantage of that.

“I played well all the way through the weekend and did everything I had to do. I averaged over 100 in every match but I know I can improve and there’s more in the tank.

“It gives me a lot of confidence because we have lots of big events coming up. It’s nice to have so many tournaments on the calendar and I love to perform on stage, especially when I’m playing well and winning.”

Van Gerwen’s success maintained his record of never having lost a televised final to Wright, bringing back memories of the 2017 Premier League final where the Scot also missed match darts.

Sunday October 20th

Afternoon Session (13.00 BST Start)
4x Group Matches
Peter Wright 10-8 Rob Cross (Group B)
Gerwyn Price 10-6 Daryl Gurney (Group B)
Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Gary Anderson (Group A)
Michael Smith 10-8 James Wade (Group A)

Evening Session (18.30 BST Start)
Semi-Finals
Peter Wright 11-5 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 11-10 Gerwyn Price

Final
Peter Wright 10-11 Michael van Gerwen

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Peter Wright won his third Players Championship title of 2019 with victory in Event 30 on Tuesday.

 

The £75,000 tournament, featuring 128 players, concludes the PDC ProTour events for the year. Following the tournament, the field for the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals and provisional qualifiers for the William Hill World Darts Championship will be confirmed.

Gerwyn Price also hit a 9 Darter in there first leg of his win over Jonathan Worlsey.

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PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 30 – October 15th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Danny Noppert 6-2 Andy Jenkins
Peter Wright 6-2 Arron Monk
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Danny Noppert 7-2 Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price 5-7 Krzysztof Ratajski
Losers £3,000

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

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 29 – October 14th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 6-1 Joe Cullen
Ron Meulenkamp 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Brendan Dolan 6-2 Gerwyn Price
Krzysztof Ratajski 0-6 Peter Wright
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Ian White 7-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Brendan Dolan 7-6 Peter Wright
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Ian White 6-8 Brendan Dolan
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 28 – October 5th DUBLIN
Quarter Finals (11)
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Jermaine Wattimena
Jose De Sousa 6-3 Kim Huybrechts
Gerwyn Price 6-2 James Wade
Glen Durrant 6-5 Ian White
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Jose De Sousa 7-3 Mensur Suljovic
Glen Durrant 7-6 Gerwyn Price
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Jose De Sousa 8-6 Glen Durrant
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 27 – October 4th DUBLIN
Quarter Finals (11)
Scott Taylor 0-6 Mensur Suljovic
Robert Owen 3-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Cristo Reyes
Nathan Aspinall 3-6 Ryan Joyce
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Mensur Suljovic 3-7 Krzysztof Ratajski
Gerwyn Price 7-6 Ryan Joyce
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Krzysztof Ratajski 7-8 Gerwyn Price
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 26 – September 22nd BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 6-0 Andy Boulton
Steve West 6-3 Gary Anderson
Cristo Reyes 5-6 Mensur Suljovic
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Ross Smith
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Ian White 7-2 Steve West
Mensur Suljovic 7-5 Jonny Clayton
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Ian White 7-8 Mensur Suljovic
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 25 – September 21st BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 6-3 Max Hopp
Daryl Gurney 6-2 Peter Wright
Michael Smith 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Justin Pipe 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Ian White 4-7 Daryl Gurney
Michael Smith 5-7 Nathan Aspinall
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Daryl Gurney 8-5 Nathan Aspinall
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,00

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 24 – September 11th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Scott Taylor 6-4 Justin Pipe
James Wade 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Jamie Hughes 6-3 James Wilson
Dave Chisnall 6-3 John Henderson
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Scott Taylor 4-7 James Wade
Jamie Hughes 6-7 Dave Chisnall
Losers £3,000

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

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 23 – September 10th BARNSLEY
Quarter Finals (11)
Peter Wright 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Martin Schindler
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Glen Durrant
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Peter Wright 3-7 Jose de Sousa
Adrian Lewis 4-7 Gerwyn Price
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Jose de Sousa 8-1 Gerwyn Price
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 – August 4th HILDESHEIM
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 5-6 Mensur Suljovic
Steve Beaton 2-6 Jermaine Wattimena
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Glen Durrant
Cody Harris 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Losers £2,250

Semi Finals (13)
Mensur Suljovic 6-7 Jermaine Wattimena
Brendan Dolan 7-3 Cody Harris
Losers £3,000

Final (15)
Jermaine Wattimena 5-8 Brendan Dolan
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 – August 3rd HILDESHEIM
Quarter Finals (11)
Ian White 6-4 Mensur Suljovic
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Danny Noppert 6-3 Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Mickey Mansell

Semi-Finals
Dimitri Van den Bergh 7-6 Ian White
Krzysztof Ratajski 7-1 Danny Noppert

Final
Krzysztof Ratajski 8-7 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Winner £10,000
Runner Up £6,000

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: World Grand Prix

Michael van Gerwen scooped his fifth title at the BoyleSports World Grand Prix in brilliant fashion by defeating Dave Chisnall 5-2 in Saturday’s final in Dublin.

 

Van Gerwen followed up his previous victories in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 by retaining the title in the double-start tournament for the first time by continuing his dominance of the event. The World Champion picked up £110,000 for the triumph as he condemned Chisnall to defeat in the final for a second time in six years, despite a plucky showing which included a dozen 180s.

However, after sharing the opening two sets, Van Gerwen showed his class in the deciding leg of the next two to pull clear before holding off Chisnall’s brief rally to close out a glorious triumph. Van Gerwen dominated the early exchanges, winning the opening set 3-0 without allowing Chisnall a dart at a double.

The 2013 runner-up hit back well in the second, trading 13-darters with Van Gerwen before winning the set’s deciding leg with a 101 checkout on double 16. The third set also went all the way as Van Gerwen came from 2-1 down to level with a 13-darter before taking out 111 to claim the set.

A 114 checkout moved the Dutchman 2-0 up in set four, only for Chisnall to land seven perfect darts in an 11-darter to respond before a 14-dart finish forced a decider. However, Van Gerwen crucially stepped up once again, defying a 180 from his rival to land tops for a 13-darter and a 3-1 advantage in the final.

Van Gerwen then took set five by a 3-1 scoreline to continue his surge towards a fifth title, although the World Champion could only watch as a brilliant 13-darter from Chisnall in the set six decider saw him hit back to 4-2.

Chisnall also shared the opening two legs of set seven, and the pair then traded 14-darters before another deciding leg went to Van Gerwen as double six sealed the title.

Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay Final

Liam Gallagher 5-6 Keane Barry

Keane Barry produced a rousing comeback to win the 2019 Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay final in dramatic fashion with a 6-5 defeat of Liam Gallagher in Dublin on Saturday.

 

Teenager Barry will now compete in the World Darts Championship for the first time in December after claiming the top domestic honour.

Full Results:

FIRST ROUND 
Chris Dobey 2-0 Ricky Evans (3-1, 3-1)
Mervyn King 2-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh (2-3, 3-1, 3-2)
Ian White 2-1 Joe Cullen (0-3, 3-2, 3-0)
Jeffrey de Zwaan 2-0 Steve Beaton (3-1, 3-0)
James Wade 2-1 John Henderson (3-1, 2-3, 3-0)
Michael Smith 2-1 Simon Whitlock (1-3, 3-2, 3-2)
Michael van Gerwen 2-1 Jamie Hughes (2-3, 3-1, 3-1)
Gary Anderson 2-0 Keegan Brown (3-0, 3-2)
Stephen Bunting 2-0 Jonny Clayton (3-0, 3-2)
Nathan Aspinall 2-0 Vincent van der Voort (3-0, 3-1)
Jermaine Wattimena 2-1 Adrian Lewis (1-3, 3-2, 3-0)
Glen Durrant 2-1 Krzysztof Ratajski (0-3, 3-1, 3-1)
Danny Noppert 2-0 Daryl Gurney (3-2, 3-0)
Dave Chisnall 2-1 Gerwyn Price (2-3, 3-0, 3-2)
Rob Cross 2-1 Mensur Suljovic (3-1, 0-3, 3-1)
Peter Wright 2-0 Max Hopp (3-2, 3-1)

SECOND ROUND
Mervyn King 3-1 James Wade (2-3, 3-2, 3-1, 3-0)
Ian White 3-1 Michael Smith (2-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2)
Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Jeffrey De Zwaan (3-0, 3-1, 3-1)
Chris Dobey 3-1 Gary Anderson (2-3, 3-2, 3-0, 3-1)
Nathan Aspinall 3-2 Danny Noppert (2-3, 3-0, 1-3, 3-1, 3-0)
Dave Chisnall 3-0 Stephen Bunting (3-2, 3-1, 3-0)
Glen Durrant 3-2 Rob Cross (3-2, 0-3, 3-1, 2-3, 3-0)
Jermaine Wattimena 3-1 Peter Wright (3-2, 0-3, 2-3, 3-2)

QUARTER FINALS
Chris Dobey 3-2 Ian White (3-1, 1-3, 0-3, 3-1, 3-0)
Dave Chisnall 3-1 Nathan Aspinall (3-2, 3-1, 2-3, 3-1)
Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Mervyn King (3-2, 1-3, 3-1, 3-2)
Glen Durrant 3-2 Jermaine Wattimena (0-3, 3-0, 3-2, 1-3, 3-1)

SEMI FINAL
Dave Chisnall 4-1 Glen Durrant (3-0, 0-3, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2)
Michael van Gerwen 4-0 Chris Dobey (3-1, 3-2, 3-2, 3-0)

FINAL
Michael van Gerwen 5-2 Dave Chisnall

Template - Author: PDC Tour Card Race

The final event ‘The William Hill World Championship’ of the 2020 season is upon us, and following this event the top 64 on the PDC Order of Merit will be confirmed.

 

During the World Championship, the table below will show the in running OoM so that the 64 can be followed.

Below shows the current table with only the prize money for the World Championship too be added. Players highlighted are in the World Championship.

Pos

Name

Total

1 Michael van Gerwen  £ 1,421,750
2 Gerwyn Price  £    677,250
3 Rob Cross  £    594,750
4 Michael Smith  £    572,000
5 Gary Anderson  £    511,500
6 Daryl Gurney  £    459,750
7 Peter Wright  £    459,500
8 James Wade  £    436,750
9 Ian White  £    397,000
10 Dave Chisnall  £    393,750
11 Nathan Aspinall  £    365,250
12 Mensur Suljovic  £    352,500
13 Adrian Lewis  £    274,000
14 Simon Whitlock  £    260,750
15 Joe Cullen  £    257,500
16 Jonny Clayton  £    244,750
17 Krzysztof Ratajski  £    235,250
18 Stephen Bunting  £    231,500
19 Mervyn King  £    225,000
20 Jermaine Wattimena  £    224,000
21 Chris Dobey  £    219,500
22 Jeffrey de Zwaan  £    218,250
23 Max Hopp  £    210,000
24 Darren Webster  £    195,250
25 Glen Durrant  £    191,500
26 Danny Noppert  £    187,500
27 Steve Beaton  £    186,250
28 Ricky Evans  £    182,000
29 Keegan Brown  £    174,250
30 Steve West  £    162,750
31 John Henderson  £    162,250
32 Dimitri Van den Bergh  £    149,250
33 Vincent van der Voort  £    143,750
34 Brendan Dolan  £    143,750
35 James Wilson  £    136,000
36 William O’Connor  £    128,500
37 Gabriel Clemens  £    128,000
38 Steve Lennon  £    123,750
39 Kim Huybrechts  £    121,750
40 Ryan Joyce  £    118,750
41 Kyle Anderson  £    116,250
42 Josh Payne  £    109,500
43 Luke Humphries  £    107,500
44 Jamie Hughes  £    105,750
45 Cristo Reyes  £    104,500
46 Ross Smith  £    103,000
47 Ron Meulenkamp  £      99,750
48 Ryan Searle  £      96,000
49 Raymond van Barneveld  £      94,250
50 Jelle Klaasen  £      94,250
51 Martin Schindler  £      82,000
52 Richard North  £      77,000
53 Jamie Lewis  £      72,250
54 Mickey Mansell  £      70,750
55 Benito van de Pas  £      68,750
56 Justin Pipe  £      68,000
57 Devon Petersen  £      65,750
58 Jan Dekker  £      65,500
59 Robert Thornton  £      64,750
60 Jose de Sousa  £      63,750
61 Corey Cadby  £      62,500
62 Matthew Edgar  £      60,000
63 Toni Alcinas  £      59,000
64 Simon Stevenson  £      56,250
Alan Norris  £      54,500
Luke Woodhouse  £      50,000
Ryan Meikle  £      49,750
Alan Tabern  £      49,500
James Richardson  £      46,250
Arron Monk  £      42,500
Harry Ward  £      41,750
Ted Evetts  £      41,500
Robert Owen  £      41,000
Mark Webster  £      37,500
Wayne Jones  £      37,250
Adam Hunt  £      37,000
Andy Boulton  £      35,750
Darius Labanauskas  £      35,000
Mark McGeeney  £      32,000
Kevin Burness  £      31,000
Zoran Lerchbacher  £      30,500
Robert MarIjanovic  £      29,750
Ritchie Edhouse  £      29,500
Dirk van Duijvenbode  £      26,750
Madars Razma  £      26,500
Jose Justicia  £      26,250
Rowby-John Rodriguez  £      26,000
Ryan Harrington  £      25,750
Tytus Kanik  £      24,000
Bradley Brooks  £      21,000
Peter Hudson  £      20,500
Boris Koltsov  £      19,750
Christian Kist  £      18,750
Geert Nentjes  £      18,500
Davy Van Baelen  £      17,500
Scott Baker  £      17,000
Ronny Huybrechts  £      16,750
Gavin Carlin  £      16,250

 

Template - Author: Challenge Tour 2019

Callan Rydz has won the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit after all events concluded on Sunday and he qualifies for the William Hill World Championship and wins a 2 year PDC Tour Card.

 

On Sunday Kyle McKinstry won event 19 with a 5-1 win over Jason Cullen, in the final event of 2019 in event 20 Mark Barilli beat Ciaran Teehan. Jesus Noguera was runner up on the final table and also wins a 2 year PDC Tour Card and qualifies for the UK Open.

Players ranked No 3 to No 8 win a FREE Q-School place (Not Transferable) the top 8 also qualify for the UK Open, the final 8 names will be determined following the 2020 Q-School as some may win a Tour Card.

Top 8 on Final 2019 CTOoM

No 1-Callan Rydz £6,750
Qualifies for World Championship – Qualifies for UK Open -Wins a 2 year PDC Tour Card

No 2-Jesus Noguera £6,050
Wins a 2 year PDC Tour Card – Qualifies for UK Open

No 3-Cameron Menzies £5,800 – Free Q-School place
No 4-Stephen Burton £5,500 – Free Q-School place
No 5-Boris Koltzov £5,400 – Free Q-School Place
No 6-Andy Jenkins £4,800 – Free Q-School Place
No 7-Cody Harris £4,750 – Free Q-School Place
No 8-Kyle McKinstry £4,700 – Free Q-School Place

Sunday 29th September

Challenge Tour 20 – Wigan

QUARTER FINALS
Nick Fullwell 5-0 Boris Koltsov
Ciaran Tehan 5-4 Callum Francis
Mark Barilli 5-4 John Davey
David Evans 5-4 Andy Jenkins

SEMI FINALS
Nick Fullwell 4-5 Ciaran Teehan
Mark Barilli 5-4 David Evans

FINAL
Ciaran Teehan 3-5 Mark Barilli

Sunday 29th September

Challenge Tour 19 – Wigan

QUARTER FINALS
Erik Hol 3-5 Kyle McKinstry
Darren Johnson 4-5 Jack Main
Nick Fullwell 4-5 Jason Cullen
Martin Thomas 2-5 Callan Rydz

SEMI FINALS
Kyle McKinstry 5-1 Jack Main
Jason Cullen 5-1 Callan Rydz

FINAL
Kyle McKinstry 5-1 Jason Cullen

Saturday 28th September

Challenge Tour 18 – Wigan

QUARTER FINALS
Callan Rydz 5-3 Andrew Gilding
Aden Kirk 5-4 Patrick Lynskey
Matt Dennant 5-4 Martin Thomas
Cody Harris 5-1 Justin Smith

SEMI FINALS
Callan Rydz 5-3 Aden Kirk
Matt Dennant 2-5 Cody Harris

FINAL
Callan Rydz 5-1 Cody Harris

Challenge Tour 17 – Wigan

QUARTER FINALS
Shane McGuirk 5-1 Eddie Lovley
Ciaran Teehan 5-2 Nick Fullwell
William Borland 5-2 Patrick Lynskey
Berry van Peer 5-2 Kevin Dowling

SEMI FINALS
Ciaran Teehan 5-2 Shane McGuirk
Berry van Peer 5-4 William Borland

FINAL
Ciaran Teehan 5-2 Berry van Peer

Sunday 12th August

Challenge Tour 16 – Wolverhampton

QUARTER FINALS
Adam Huckvale 5-1 Steve Hine
Callan Rydz 5-2 Peter Mitchell
David Evans 5-0 Rhys Hayden
Justin Smith 5-3 Kevin Garcia

SEMI FINALS
Adam Huckvale 3-5 Callan Rydz
David Evans 5-1 Justin Smith

FINAL
Callan Rydz 5-2 David Evans

Challenge Tour 15 – Wolverhampton

QUARTER FINALS
Kyle McKinstry 5-2 James Lawson
Wes Newton 5-4 Martin O’Boyle
Ritchie Edhouse 5-4 Kevin Garcia
Jesus Noguera 5-4 Mark Walsh

SEMI FINALS
Kyle McKinstry 5-2 Wes Newton
Ritchie Edhouse 2-5 Jesus Noguera

FINAL
Kyle McKinstry 2-5 Jesus Noguera

Challenge Tour 14 – Wolverhampton

QUARTER FINALS
Scott Taylor 3-5 Dennis Nilsson
Patrick Lynskey 5-4 Craig Quinn
David Evans 5-2 Boris Koltsov
Wessel Nijman 5-2 Christian Goedl

SEMI FINALS
Dennis Nilsson 2-5 Patrick Lynskey
David Evans 5-3 Wessel Nijman

FINAL
Patrick Lynskey 5-2 David Evans

Challenge Tour 13 – Wolverhampton

QUARTER FINALS
Cameron Menzies 5-2 Eddie Lovely
Dennis Nilsson 0-5 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Cody Harris 1-5 Wessel Nijman
Scott Waites 5-4 Curtis Hammond

SEMI FINALS
Cameron Menzies 5-2 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Wessel Nijman 5-4 Scott Waites

FINAL
Cameron Menzies 5-2 Wessel Nijman

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: Gibraltar Darts Trophy

Krzysztof Ratajski made history as he became the first Polish winner on the European Tour by defeating Dave Chisnall 8-2 in the Gibraltar Darts Trophy final on Sunday night.

 

Having never previously won past the quarter-finals on the European Tour, Ratajski saw off Joe Cullen, Ian White and Daryl Gurney to secure his spot in the decider in Gibraltar. Chisnall, who hit a nine-darter in his quarter-final clash with James Wade, took the opening two legs of the final, including a 117 finish to break the Pole’s throw.

Ratajski, however, then made no mistake in breaking straight back with an incredible 124 finish, followed by a hold of throw to level the scores at 2-2. From there the Polish ace took control of the match, reeling off a further six legs on the spin to claim the £25,000 title and make history for East European darts.

Ratajski (Luke Hewitt, PDC)

“It’s incredible, I still don’t believe it,” said Ratajski, who averaged 102.85 in the final. “I’ve won floor tournaments but this is the first one I’ve won in front of a crowd. “This is a great night for Polish darts and I’m just so happy to lift this title.”

Danish Darts Open Champion Chisnall cane close to adding a second European Tour title to his 2019 trophy haul. Chisnall defeated Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 in the third round before striking perfection in a 6-4 victory over Wade. It then took a last-leg decider to see Chisnall reach his second European Tour title of 2019 as he edged past Nathan Aspinall 7-6 in the semi-finals.

Sunday September 29th

Third Round
Michael van Gerwen 3-6 Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright 6-3 Mensur Suljovic
James Wade 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Ian White 6-4 Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Joe Cullen
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Glen Durrant
Gerwyn Price 6-5 Rob Cross

Quarter-Finals
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Peter Wright
James Wade 4-6 Dave Chisnall
Ian White 3-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Daryl Gurney 6-3 Gerwyn Price

Semi-Finals
Nathan Aspinall 6-7 Dave Chisnall
Krzysztof Ratajski 7-3 Daryl Gurney

Final
Dave Chisnall 2-8 Krzysztof Ratajski