Price: ‘The crowds have brought my career forward’

Gerwyn Price believes the hostility he has received from darting crowds has fast-tracked his development into a world champion, as the Welshman outlines his desire to overhaul Dutch duo Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen in terms of world title wins.

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World Championship Verdict: The end of an era, or the start of a new dawn?

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Phil Taylor toed the oche for the final time in his career at the Alexandra Palace on Monday evening, competing in his 21st World Championship final. Tournament favourite Michael van Gerwen had been beaten in the semi-finals and Taylor was odds-on with the bookmakers to win an astonishing 17th World Championship title. Continue reading “World Championship Verdict: The end of an era, or the start of a new dawn?”

2017 PDC World Darts Championship- Schedule Confirmed!

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The schedule of play for the William Hill World Darts Championship has been confirmed, and reigning world champion Gary Anderson will begin the defence of his title on the opening night, when the tournament gets underway on December 15th at the Alexandra Palace.

The 72-player field will be in action across the Christmas and New Year period as players battle to win the prestigious Sid Waddell Trophy, with a record £1.65 million prize fund on offer.

The first-round stage will span eight days, with the second-round taking place before and after the Christmas break. The third-round and quarter-finals will take place before the New Year, with the semi-finals on New Years day and the final on January 2nd.

World champion Gary Anderson headlines the opening night as he takes on PDPA qualifier Mark Frost. However, the opening match of the tournament will see former world finalist Kevin Painter take on 29th seed Jamie Caven. Jamie Lewis will meet Mick McGowan, whilst Michael Smith & Ricky Evans will contest a quick-fire showdown. Continue reading “2017 PDC World Darts Championship- Schedule Confirmed!”

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