Michael van Gerwen claimed the opening event of the PDC Summer Series after edging out world champion Peter Wright in a last-leg decider in Milton Keynes, as competitive darts made its return on Wednesday after almost a four-month hiatus.Continue reading “PDC Summer Series: Van Gerwen triumphs as darts returns”
Michael van Gerwen secured his first PDC title since November after recovering from 5-1 down to defeat Gerwyn Price 11-9 in a pulsating UK Open final, having landed his sixth televised nine-darter just hours earlier during a gripping evening in Minehead.Continue reading “Nine-dart Van Gerwen pips Price in UK Open epic”
Michael van Gerwen landed the first televised nine-darter for over 12 months en route to reaching the last eight at the Players Championship Finals, as Raymond van Barneveld also progressed to the quarter-finals at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort on Saturday.Continue reading “Nine-dart Van Gerwen stars as Barney rolls on!”
Michael van Gerwen has branded Mervyn King as ‘a disgrace to darts’ following their bizarre semi-final tussle at Players Championship 3 at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “Van Gerwen labels King ‘a disgrace’ after Players Championship tussle!”
Phil Taylor will be vying for a third consecutive World Series title as the Sydney Darts Masters gets underway this Thursday. Taylor will compete alongside Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting in the Australian city.
They will also be up against 8 Oceanic representatives; two of whom include Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson. Josh’s Dartistry assesses the favourite for the title, potential outside bets, as well as men under huge pressure to perform.
Raymond van Barneveld moved one step closer to securing a play-off place at the O2 Arena by beating both Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis in Birmingham. Van Barneveld came from 4-0 down against the World Champion, winning 7 out of the last 8 legs to clinch victory, whilst also clinically defeating Lewis 7-2 in the evening’s finale. Nevertheless, Raymond’s win over Anderson was embroiled in controversy, after Anderson alleged that Barney encroached into the exclusion zone when retrieving his darts, with the Scot set to throw for a point.
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.
Michael van Gerwen won his fourth successive UK Open Qualifier, after surviving TEN match darts against his arch-nemesis Jelle Klaasen in today’s final. Klaasen led 5-2, but simply could not close out the match, missing eight darts to secure victory in leg 10.
Michael van Gerwen is hoping to maintain his blistering form in 2015 as he takes on World Champion Gary Anderson at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Stephen Bunting is aiming to record his first victory of the campaign on home turf as he tussles with Phil Taylor, whilst Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld face off in a battle that could have major repercussions for their respective seasons. Continue reading “Premier League Darts-Week 3 Preview”