Premier League Darts 2019 – Night Two Report!

Raymond van Barneveld produced a stirring fightback from 6-2 down to earn his first point of his final Premier League campaign against Gerwyn Price on Night Two at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Thursday evening. Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2019 – Night Two Report!”

Premier League Darts 2017- Fixtures Confirmed!

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Newly crowned world champion Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his Betway Premier League title against two-time world champion Gary Anderson, a rematch of their recent World Championship final, when the competition gets underway at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Thursday February 2nd.

The opening nine weeks see the players meet once in the league phase, before the bottom two players are eliminated following Judgement Night in Cardiff.

The remaining eight players then face each other again in the remaining six league nights in April and May, before the top four players progress to compete in the Play-Offs at The O2 in London on Thursday May 18.

Van Gerwen defeated Anderson 7-3 to win his second world title a fortnight ago, halting Anderson’s incredible seventeen match winning streak at the Alexandra Palace. However, the Scotsman will have his opportunity to secure instant retribution when the tournament gets underway in Newcastle. Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2017- Fixtures Confirmed!”

World Series of Darts Finals- Day One Report!

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Defending champion Michael van Gerwen survived a scare as he edged out Gerwyn Price in a nervy last-leg shootout, whilst world champion Gary Anderson was beaten on home soil by Joe Cullen in the World Series of Darts Finals at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on Saturday evening.

World number one Michael van Gerwen was made to sweat as he came through a first-round last-leg decider for the second event running. ‘The Green Machine’ fired in six maximums and averaged 98.82, almost twelve points higher than Price.

Van Gerwen led 5-2, but Price won three successive legs to force a last-leg decider, although MvG held throw comfortably in the final leg. Price was unable to replicate his performance from Saturday afternoon, where he hit six of his seven double attempts to defeat Steve Beaton 6-3.

Elsewhere, Joe Cullen caused the shock of the tournament by dumping out world champion and home favourite Gary Anderson. Anderson wore glasses on stage for the very first time and played with new darts, but Cullen was unfazed by the partisan atmosphere and held his nerve to close out a nail-biting deciding leg win. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals- Day One Report!”

2016 World Series of Darts Finals Draw & Schedule!

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Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his World Series of Darts Finals title against either Gerwyn Price or Steve Beaton when the £155,000 tournament gets underway at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena this coming Saturday.

‘The Green Machine’ edged out Peter Wright 11-10 to win the tournament’s inaugural staging last year, which was the culmination of the annual worldwide tour. There were six World Series events held this year, in Dubai, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Perth.

Van Gerwen will be top seed in Glasgow this weekend after topping the World Series of Darts rankings for the second year in succession. MvG won both the Shanghai and Perth Darts Masters, whilst he was also a runner-up in Dubai, Tokyo and Sydney.

The world number one will begin his campaign against either Gerwyn Price or Steve Beaton. Van Gerwen demolished Price 10-2 in the second-round of last week’s European Championship, whilst he also defeated Steve Beaton in the first-round of last month’s World Grand Prix. Continue reading “2016 World Series of Darts Finals Draw & Schedule!”

Taylor: ‘I’ve got the measure of MvG now!’

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Phil Taylor claims he has ‘got the measure’ of Michael van Gerwen after fighting back from 5-1 down to snatch a point against ‘The Green Machine’ on Thursday evening at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow.

Taylor, who has won just 1 of his last 11 games against van Gerwen, was in bullish mood after producing an unlikely comeback against the Dutchman. “Players are going to pick up on this now. You’ve got to finish against Michael; don’t give him a shot. His finishing is fantastic, but he’s beatable, and I’m going to get him,” Taylor insisted.

Van Gerwen and Taylor have mirrored each other’s results in this year’s campaign. They both tasted defeat on the opening night, losing to James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld respectively. However since then, both men had recorded five successive victories, prior to sharing the spoils on Scottish soil.

Van Gerwen appeared to have seized control of the contest when he produced a remarkable 170 checkout to lead 6-4. MvG has recorded a staggering amount of maximum 170 finishes in recent weeks, although Taylor was perhaps playing ‘mind games’ by suggesting that MvG’s insistence on leaving 170 could become his downfall.

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Double-Delight for Ando; Brilliant Barney shows his class, and MvG & Taylor share the spoils!

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World Champion Gary Anderson enjoyed double-delight on home soil, securing two victories against Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright respectively to climb up to 3rd in the league on Thursday evening at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow.

Elsewhere, Raymond van Barneveld rolled back the years with a brilliant win against Dave Chisnall, whilst Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor shared the spoils. In the evening’s other contest, James Wade silenced the natives with a professional 7-4 triumph against home-favourite Robert Thornton.

However, the plaudits will go to Gary Anderson, who clinched victory in his opening game of the night in a repeat of this year’s World Championship final against Adrian Lewis. Anderson averaged a shade under a ton to secure a hard-fought 7-4 victory against an under-par Jackpot.

‘The Flying Scotsman’ held throw routinely in the opening leg, before doubling his lead with a clinical 87 finish on D18, after Lewis had earlier spurned five darts to level up proceedings.

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Premier League Darts- Week 7 Preview: Big guns collide in Glasgow!

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This week, the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow hosts a huge week of Premier League action. Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor collide in a battle for top spot, whilst Gary Anderson faces a defining night on home soil.

Firstly, the reigning Premier League champion takes on Adrian Lewis in a repeat of this year’s World Championship final, before he completes the evening’s action with a clash against his compatriot Peter Wright.

Elsewhere, Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall lock horns in a crucial contest, whilst James Wade goes in search of his third straight win against Robert Thornton, who has yet to register a Premier League victory in 2016 so far.

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Is Phil Taylor finished? Far From It!

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If I had a pound for every time I’d heard Phillip Douglas Taylor written off by pundits and fans alike over the years, I’d be an extremely rich man. Last week, Taylor suffered a 7-2 humbling against his old-foe Raymond van Barneveld in week 10 of the Premier League in Sheffield. Van Barneveld had beaten Taylor 7-4 in Glasgow just one month ago, but last week’s defeat was far more damaging.

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Brilliant Barney defies record-breaking Taylor in Glasgow

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van Barneveld produced an inspired performance in Glasgow.

What an incredible night of darts at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow! Gary Anderson made a victorious return to home soil for the first time since being crowned World Champion, agonisingly missing D12 for a nine-darter in the final leg. Michael van Gerwen preserved his unbeaten record by beating Dave Chisnall 7-4; James Wade and Adrian Lewis both averaged 103 in a superb 6-6 draw, whilst Peter Wright snatched an unlikely share of the spoils against Stephen Bunting, having trailed 5-1 at one stage.

However, the match of the night was unquestionably contested between two of the greatest players in darting history, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld. It is notoriously billed as the ‘El-Clasico’ of darts, and it certainly lived up to the hype. Van Barneveld has endured a difficult Premier League campaign, due to a combination of missed chances and inspired performances from his opponents. Nevertheless, he demonstrated his class in Glasgow, defying an astonishing 115.80 average and nine 180’s from Taylor to secure a 7-4 victory. This game has altered the record books; Taylor’s 115.80 average was the highest ever losing average recorded. Incredible!

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Premier League Darts- Week 7 Preview

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Two darting legends Taylor and van Barneveld will contest their 68th competitive meeting tonight.

Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor will renew their rivalry as the Premier League roadshow heads to Glasgow in Week 7. The league’s top two, Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen face off, whilst Gary Anderson will aim to mark his competitive return to Glasgow with another victory. Elsewhere, James Wade and Adrian Lewis battle it out, whilst Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting clash in a game that could have major repercussions for the relegation scrap. It’s been an intriguing Premier League so far. The standard is superb and there is no one player that appears inferior. All 10 players are top-class, and there are as many as 5 relegation candidates with judgement night rapidly approaching.

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