2017 World Cup of Darts: Day Two Report!

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Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld recorded the second highest pairs average in World Cup history to kick off their campaign in stunning style, as reigning champions England battled through on another eventful night of darts in Frankfurt on Friday evening. Continue reading “2017 World Cup of Darts: Day Two Report!”

Barney battles through to last 16 as De Vos bows out with record-breaking average!

Barney Grand Slam
Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Raymond van Barneveld survived a minor scare against veteran Larry Butler, as he progressed through to the knock-out stages of the Grand Slam Darts; setting up a last 16 clash with James Wade on Wednesday night.

van Barneveld needed to beat Butler to secure his last 16 spot, but he was given a stern examination by the 1994 World Matchplay Champion, with Barney winning an enthralling contest 5-3.

The Five-Time World Champion made a perfect start, hitting a maximum with his first three darts and claiming the opening leg in 14 darts. He then doubled his lead moments later courtesy of D3 for a 15-darter and a crucial break.

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Fordham’s honesty is refreshing, Adams deserves respect, and don’t write off the BDO boys!

The 2015 Grand Slam of Darts begins in Wolverhampton on Saturday afternoon and the anticipation and excitement surrounding the event is tangible. It’s the only tournament on the darting calendar where the two darting codes, the PDC and BDO, lock horns.

The addition of Martin Adams and Andy Fordham to this year’s tournament simply adds to the overall spectacle and it will be absolutely fascinating to see how the BDO players fare against their PDC counterparts.

Here is my lowdown on this year’s eight BDO participants, as I also share my views on the ‘friction’ surrounding players from the different codes.

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Brilliant Glen Durrant wins the Winmau World Masters!

Glen Durrant
Photo: Peter Cziborra

BDO World Number 1 Glen Durrant secured his first major BDO title as he eased past veteran American Larry Butler to win the Winmau World Masters in Hull.

Duzza defied TEN 180’s from Butler to record a fantastic 7-3 victory in sets, with a 93.22 average. Durrant’s exemplary finishing was the decisive factor. He posted an extremely impressive checkout ratio of 56%, hitting 14 doubles from just 25 attempts.

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Fairytale Grand Slam Appearance for Fordham!

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In one of the most incredible darting fairy tales in recent memory, former Lakeside Champion Andy Fordham has qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts in November, after winning SEVEN matches at the BDO qualifier in Hull today!

The 2004 World Champion has been in the abyss in recent years, but rolled back the years to secure qualification. The Viking certainly wasn’t viewed as a realistic contender, with the likes of Glenn Durrant, Jamie Hughes, Tony O’Shea, Jeff Smith and Daryl Fitton and former Grand Slam winner Scott Waites all competing.

However, Fordham upset the odds by coming back from 4-3 down against Neil Duff to seal his spot and send the darting twitter-sphere into a state of mass hysteria!

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