In our fifth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to discuss all the latest news from the world of darts. After a brief hiatus, the team return to discuss the recent World Matchplay, where Gary Anderson defeated Mensur Suljovic in a gripping finale to secure the coveted triple-crown. Continue reading “Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast Episode Five!”→
In our third episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to discuss all the latest news from the world of darts. The team discuss the last few weeks of Premier League action and look ahead to Finals Night which takes place at the O2 Arena later this week.
Mensur Suljovic produced arguably the most remarkable 9-darter in history at the Bulls Super League Eastern Europe on Sunday afternoon. Suljovic, who has established himself in the PDC’s top 20, hit the perfect leg in his typically unconventional style.
The Austrian kicked off the leg with successive 170’s (T20, T20, Bull), before completing the 9-darter with a magnificent 161 checkout. The 9-darter included an unprecedented three bullseyes, which led Sky Sports expert Wayne Mardle to label it as ‘without doubt the best 9-darter ever hit in competition play’. He certainly has a case!
This is the second 9-dart leg recorded in the history of the Bulls Super League. It was hit twelve months ago by Suljovic’s younger compatriot Rowby-John Rodriguez, but ironically, Mensur was playing Rowby’s younger brother Roxy-James when he completed the feat.
The Bull’s Super League is open to 16 players within Eastern Europe and it’s played within a round-robin format. The winner of the tournament is assured of a place in the preliminary round of the William Hill World Darts Championships, although given Suljovic’s healthy ranking, his place at Ally Pally is already assured.
Today I had the opportunity to conduct a Q/A interview with Paul Michael, Managing Director at Darts GB. Paul, who turns 60 this year, has been involved in darts within some capacity for 47 years! His enthusiasm and extensive knowledge for the game is admirable and made for a fascinating interview.
Paul is heavily involved on the exhibition circuit; arranging exhibitions with a number of top darting professionals, from both past and present. Paul has worked very closely with the likes of Eric Bristow, John Lowe and Bob Anderson in Tenerife, where they frequently holiday together. Paul has also worked with Bobby George, Cliff Lazarenko, Mike Gregory, Adrian Lewis, Colin Lloyd, Rod Harrington, and Wayne Mardle amongst others.