It’s set to be an action-packed period in the darting world, with the 2022 Premier League and the World Seniors Darts Championship getting underway on Thursday, before the new Pro Tour season kicks off this weekend.
Josh Gorton and Jon Dean are on hand to cover the latest darting news, looking back on Joe Cullen’s maiden televised triumph at the season-opening Ladbrokes Masters.
‘The Rockstar’ defeated Dave Chisnall 11-9 to fulfil his darting destiny and secure a Premier League debut, and Josh caught up with the newly crowned Masters champion, to reflect on his exploits in Milton Keynes.
Ladbrokes Masters round-up (6:15) – Cullen defeated four major winners to reach his first major televised final, before edging out Chisnall to claim the £60,000 top prize. Josh talks us through his route to glory, and we also assess a difficult start to 2022 for a host of high-profile names.
Joe Cullen Exclusive (20:42) – The 32-year-old reflects on a ‘whirlwind’ few days ahead of his Premier League debut, which he believes could be ‘life-changing’ for his career. Cullen also discusses his Masters triumph, and admits he’s relishing being part of the Premier League furniture.
Premier League Darts preview (28:40) – The eight-player line-up for this year’s revamped Premier League was announced on Monday, with European Champion Rob Cross the most notable absentee. Josh and Jon discuss the line-up and their thoughts on the new format, ahead of the opening night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
World Seniors Darts Championship (41:10) – The inaugural World Seniors Darts Championship gets underway at the iconic Circus Tavern on Thursday night. The 24-player field is headlined by 16-time world champion Phil Taylor, and Josh talks us through the draw, before offering his predictions for the event.
Q&A section (51:35) – The team answer a series of questions sent in by the listeners, with Peter Wright’s tungsten tinkering, Rob Cross’ Premier League omission and Joe Cullen’s Masters success among the talking points.
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