Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 31

We’re joined by Devon Petersen in our latest episode of the Josh’s Dartistry podcast, as ‘The African Warrior’ reflects on a rollercoaster 18 months and reveals some exciting plans for his academy in South Africa.

Josh Gorton and regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner return to round-up all the latest darting news, with Danny Noppert’s UK Open success dominating the headlines.

We also dissect the major talking points from the opening five nights of Premier League action, with Michael van Gerwen leading the way courtesy of back-to-back triumphs in Exeter and Brighton.

Neil looks at how MvG’s recent resurgence has affected the tournament odds for this year’s roadshow, while a bumper episode also features the return of Challenge Josh, plus news regarding the PDC Women’s Series, the WDF World Championship and the World Seniors Masters.

UK Open review (10:50) – Danny Noppert was a surprise winner at Butlin’s Minehead, inflicting another heartbreaking defeat on Michael Smith in a televised final. ‘The FA Cup of Darts’ delivered yet again, with a number of surprise packages reaching the latter stages, while we also saw THREE nine-dart finishes!

Premier League Darts review (25:15) – Van Gerwen has produced glimpses of his irrepressible best over recent weeks, but Gerwyn Price’s remarkable brace of nine-darters on Night Three remains the highlight thus far, with two-time winner Gary Anderson currently cut adrift at the bottom of the table.

What are the odds? (34:20) – Van Gerwen is the bookmakers’ favourite to land a sixth Premier League title courtesy of his four-point lead at the summit, but we pick out some potential value bets, before assessing how the early-season form has impacted the betting for the 2023 PDC World Championship.

Devon Petersen – Exclusive Interview (40:45) – ‘The African Warrior’ opens up on a rollercoaster 18 months, outlines his belief that he’ll become a world champion, before revealing exciting news regarding the Devon Petersen academy in South Africa.

Challenge Josh 1:04:00) – Challenge Josh returns with a Danny Noppert special, after ‘The Freeze’ became the fourth Dutchman to lift the UK Open title with a dramatic 11-10 victory over Michael Smith.

In The News (1:26:25) – The team reflect on some major changes to the line-up for the inaugural WDF World Championship, while Josh brings us news regarding May’s World Seniors Masters, and the blistering form of Beau Greaves at the Isle of Man Darts Festival.

Q&A section (1:39:20) – The team answer a series of questions sent in by the JDP listeners to round off Episode 31. We discuss the potential for a new major televised tournament on the PDC calendar, the form of Fallon Sherrock, and the role of alcohol within the sport.

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