Nathan Aspinall made history by becoming the inaugural winner of the revolutionary PDC Home Tour on Friday evening, courtesy of three successive wins against Gary Anderson, Jonny Clayton and Jelle Klaasen in a star-studded Championship Group.Continue reading “Awesome Aspinall denies Anderson to clinch the PDC Home Tour title”
Nathan Aspinall avoided becoming the latest high-profile star to crash out of the innovative PDC Home Tour on Sunday, although the former UK Open champion was forced to play through the pain barrier having sustained an ankle ligament injury prior to yesterday’s action.Continue reading “Injured Aspinall playing through the pain”
Premier League star Nathan Aspinall saw off former BDO world champions Jelle Klaasen, Steve Beaton and Stephen Bunting to be crowned the winner of the second ‘Darts at Home’ live-streamed tournament on Wednesday evening.Continue reading “Aspinall crowned ‘Darts at Home’ Week Two winner”
Nathan Aspinall maintained his superb start to 2020 to clinch Players Championship Seven glory with a convincing 8-4 win over former World Grand Prix finalist Brendan Dolan in Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.Continue reading “Aspinall eases past MvG en route to fifth PDC title”
Nathan Aspinall inflicted Michael van Gerwen’s first defeat of the Premier League season with a wonderful display in Cardiff, as debutant Glen Durrant moved top of the table after seeing off two-time world champion Gary Anderson on a dramatic night in the Welsh capital.Continue reading “Van Gerwen and Anderson suffer defeat in Cardiff”
Former World Youth champion Dimitri Van den Bergh has been given a wildcard for the inaugural Nordic Darts Masters, as world number five Michael Smith and two-time major winner Daryl Gurney miss out on selection for this summer’s extravaganza in Copenhagen.Continue reading “Nordic Darts Masters field confirmed”
Fallon Sherrock stole the headlines on Night Two of the Premier League as she avoided defeat against three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant, whilst defending champion Michael van Gerwen thrashed Daryl Gurney to secure top spot on a dramatic night in Nottingham.Continue reading “Sherrock stars to deny Durrant in Nottingham”
Nathan Aspinall produced a series of incredible performances to win the second Players Championship event of 2020, landing a nine-dart finish against world champion Peter Wright before sweeping aside Gerwyn Price 8-3 to claim his fourth PDC title on a record-breaking afternoon in Barnsley.Continue reading “Nine-dart Aspinall prevails on landmark day in Barnsley”
Michael van Gerwen kicked off the defence of his Premier League crown with a thrilling victory over world champion Peter Wright, as Gary Anderson made a winning return to the competition and Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant enjoyed debut wins in Aberdeen.Continue reading “2020 Premier League Darts: Night One Report!”
Jonny Clayton produced a terrific display to dump out world No 1 Michael van Gerwen on the opening night at the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters in Milton Keynes, as Adrian Lewis eased past an off-colour Rob Cross on Friday evening.Continue reading “Clinical Clayton stuns Van Gerwen at the Masters”
Three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant will make his Premier League Darts debut in 2020, whilst UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall will also make his bow in the sport’s biggest roadshow after the nine-player field was confirmed on Wednesday evening.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2020 line-up confirmed!”
Daryl Gurney clinched his first floor title of the season at Players Championship 25 with victory over UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday afternoon.Continue reading “Glory for Gurney in Barnsley!”
Nathan Aspinall enjoyed a dream World Series debut in Las Vegas by claiming glory in the US Darts Masters at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Friday, defeating Michael Smith 8-4 in a thrilling showpiece.Continue reading “Aspinall seals Las Vegas glory!”
Gary Anderson will continue the defence of his US Darts Masters title against Gerwyn Price on Friday evening at Mandalay Bay, after both players won their respective first round tussles on the opening night.Continue reading “Anderson & Price set for Desert dust-up!”
UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall will make his World Series of Darts debut in July’s US Masters, after the field for this year’s international events were confirmed on Wednesday.Continue reading “2019 World Series competitors confirmed!”
In our thirteenth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-host Jon Dean and Jordan Harrison, who is once again standing in for the jet-setting Neil Conner.Continue reading “Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 13!”
Michael van Gerwen regained top spot in the Premier League with a comprehensive 7-2 win over Gerwyn Price at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Thursday night, as Rob Cross, Mensur Suljovic and Michael Smith also triumphed on Night Six.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2019 – Night Six Report!”
John Henderson produced an inspired display as he recovered from 3-0 and 6-4 down to share the spoils with Michael van Gerwen on a memorable night of Premier League action at the BHGE Arena in Aberdeen.Continue reading “Home Hero Henderson stuns Van Gerwen in Aberdeen!”
Nathan Aspinall has surged into the world’s top 16 for the first time in his career following his stunning UK Open success in Minehead, while five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld has slipped outside the world’s top 32 for the first time since 2006.Continue reading “PDC Order of Merit Update!”
Nathan Aspinall sensationally clinched his first televised title at the 2019 Ladbrokes UK Open, as he defeated former world champion Rob Cross 11-5 to triumph on a dramatic evening at Butlin’s Minehead Resort.Continue reading “Awesome Aspinall seals maiden major title!”
Premier League stars Rob Cross, Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price all progressed through to the UK Open quarter-finals on a dramatic day of action at Butlin’s Minehead Resort, as James Wade, Daryl Gurney and Mensur Suljovic became the latest big names to exit the tournament.Continue reading “2019 UK Open – Day Two Report!”
The entries for the opening two European Tour events of the year have been confirmed ahead of the two UK Qualifiers and two West & South Europe Tour Card Holder Qualifiers at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday February 22. Continue reading “European Tour 1 & 2 Qualifier Entries!”
Nine new names will replace the injured Gary Anderson in the opening nine nights of the 2019 Unibet Premier League. Continue reading “NEWS: Nine ‘contenders’ replace injured Anderson in 2019 Premier League!”
Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will collide in a mouthwatering semi-final at the William Hill World Darts Championship on Sunday evening, but ‘The Green Machine’ believes his mental strength gives him the edge. Continue reading “MvG: “I think mentally I’m stronger than Gary””
Luke Humphries produced a sensational display to send reigning champion Rob Cross crashing out of the World Darts Championship, as ninth seed James Wade also bowed out on another day of shocks at the Alexandra Palace. Continue reading “PDC World Championship – Day 13 Report!”
Nathan Aspinall produced a sensational comeback from two sets down to dump out Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price on another night of drama at the World Darts Championship, as 11th seed Ian White was also beaten by an inspired Devon Petersen on Friday evening. Continue reading “Aspinall stuns Price at the Ally Pally!”
James Wade survived a huge scare as he edged out Seigo Asada in a controversial second-round clash, as eighth seed Simon Whitlock crashed out on another dramatic night at the World Darts Championship on Wednesday evening. Continue reading “PDC World Championship – Day Seven Report!”
Peter Wright kicked off his bid for a maiden European Championship title with an impressive win over World Masters champion Krzysztof Ratajski, as Rob Cross and Jonny Clayton produced ton-topping averages on a high-quality session of darts in Hasselt on Friday afternoon. Continue reading “European Championship Day Two: Afternoon Report!”
Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his European Championship title against fellow countryman Jan Dekker, whilst home favourite Kim Huybrechts takes on last year’s finalist Mensur Suljovic in Hasselt later this month. Continue reading “2017 European Championship Draw!”
James Wade’s hopes of qualifying for this month’s European Championship were dashed after he was dismantled by Nathan Aspinall on an eventful opening day at the European Darts Trophy in Gottingen on Friday evening. Continue reading “European Darts Trophy: Day One Report!”
Vincent van der Voort survived a valiant fightback from Adrian Lewis in a thrilling first-round tie in Hamburg, as Brendan Dolan, Max Hopp, Darren Webster and Christian Kist were all dumped out on an eventful opening day of action at the 2017 European Darts Matchplay. Continue reading “2017 European Darts Matchplay: Day One Report!”
16-year-old host-nation qualifier Nico Blum sent the German crowd into raptures with a brilliant debut victory on the European Tour, as Vincent van der Voort, Mervyn King & Paul Nicholson also triumphed on a dramatic opening day of action at the German Darts Open in Saarbrucken on Friday. Continue reading “German Darts Open: Day One Report!”
Robert Thornton, Mervyn King and Paul Nicholson were three of the high-profile names to secure qualification through to the HappyBet German Darts Open on Friday evening, as Steve Beaton landed a spectacular nine-dart finish on a dramatic night of action in Barnsley. Continue reading “European Tour 3- UK Qualifier Report!”
Three-time world champion John Part and former Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson will be among the field of nearly 450 players competing in the 2017 PDC Qualifying School which begins this Thursday, with 28 PDC Tour cards on offer across four days of action at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.
The PDC Qualifying School gives any aspiring darts player aged 16 or over the opportunity to win a Tour Card in order to compete as a professional on the PDC ProTour; four players will win Tour Cards on each of the four days of competition in Wigan.
Ranking points will be allocated to other players based on their finishing position; this sees a further 12 Tour Cards allocated from the Q School Order of Merit following the culmination of the Qualifying School on Sunday. Two of the high-profile stars in action include John Part and Paul Nicholson.
Part, who won his third world title back in 2008, has endured a disappointing run of form over the last couple of years which has seen him slip outside the world’s top 64. ‘Darth Maple’ is now an ever-present member of Sky Sports’ commentary and punditry team, but the Canadian still harbours ambitions of returning to the circuit full-time. Continue reading “2017 PDC Qualifying School Entries!”
Former World Championship finalists Kevin Painter & Andy Hamilton head the list of entrants for Monday’s William Hill World Darts Championship PDPA qualifier, which takes place at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.
Painter has appeared in 15 consecutive World Championships since switching to the PDC from the BDO back in 2001, although ‘The Artist’ is in real danger of missing out on this year’s event after falling outside the world’s top 32.
Painter featured in the 2005 World Championship Final at the Circus Tavern when he was beaten 7-6 by Phil Taylor in a captivating tussle, but after slipping to 44th on the PDC Order of Merit, the former Players Championship Finals winner faces an uphill task to qualify for this year’s event.
Another high-profile name set to miss the cut is 2012 World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton. ‘The Hammer’ was beaten by his fellow Stoke star Adrian Lewis at the Alexandra Palace almost five years ago but has endured a miserable slump over the past two years, which has seen him plummet to 40th in the world. Continue reading “PDPA World Championship Qualifier- Entries Confirmed!”
Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his Grand Slam of Darts title against legendary three-time Lakeside world champion Martin Adams, after the draw for this year’s event at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall was made on Monday afternoon.
Van Gerwen, who produced a staggering comeback to defeat Phil Taylor and win his maiden Grand Slam title twelve months ago, will face a stern test against the 60-year-old Adams, who thrived on his debut in Wolverhampton last year.
‘Wolfie’ won all three of his group games against Jelle Klaasen, Ian White & Steve Beaton respectively, before succumbing to Kim Huybrechts in a last-leg shootout in the last 16. MvG and Adams will also be joined in Group A by former World Grand Prix finalist Brendan Dolan, and World-Youth champion Max Hopp.
Six-time Grand Slam winner Phil Taylor has been handed a relatively kind draw. ‘The Power’ has been pitted with his fellow Stokie Ian White, Darren Webster and BDO veteran Darryl Fitton, who qualified for this year’s event by virtue of winning the 2016 World Trophy back in May. Continue reading “2016 Grand Slam of Darts Draw confirmed!”
Former champion Scott Waites, will make his Singha Beer Grand Slam of Darts return at Wolverhampton in November, as he heads the BDO’s list of eight representatives. BDO world number one Glen Durrant is also set to make his Wolverhampton debut, alongside World Championship runner-up Jeff Smith.
The Grand Slam of Darts is the most unique tournament on the darting calendar, as the cross-code format sees representatives from the PDC and BDO lock horns. The 24 PDC representatives will include major tournament finalists from the past 12 months and eight PDC Qualifiers, with a further eight players coming from the BDO system.
Two-time Lakeside champion Waites will make his return to the Grand Slam in 2016, hoping to replicate his memorable 2010 triumph, when he produced an astonishing comeback from 8-0 down to defeat eight-time major winner James Wade 16-12 in the final.
Waites will be joined by Canada’s Jeff Smith, who was runner up in January’s Lakeside world championship. The 2015 World Masters winner, Glen Durrant, will be making his bow at the Civic Hall, whilst 2008 quarter-finalist Darryl Fitton will return to Wolverhampton, having claimed victory in May’s BDO World Trophy.
Max Hopp will face Nathan Aspinall in the final of the PDC World Youth Championships at Minehead in November, with a place in the World Championships at stake for the victor.
Both men came through a high-quality 64 player field in Wigan to reach the final, which will take place on November 29th at Butlins, Minehead (live on ITV 4) during the Players Championship Finals.
Michael van Gerwen continued his dominance on the European Tour in 2015, whitewashing Justin Pipe 6-0 to win the Dutch Darts Masters in Venray. Roared on by a boisterous home crowd, van Gerwen survived scares against both Mervyn King and Terry Jenkins to secure his fourth European Tour title of the year.
Raymond van Barneveld recorded a comprehensive 9-3 victory over defending UK Open Champion Adrian Lewis on day one in Minehead, whilst World Champion Gary Anderson, Michael Smith, Terry Jenkins and Simon Whitlock were also early casualties.