Mervyn King posted the highest televised average of his illustrious career as he stormed through to the last 16 at the World Series Finals in Amsterdam with a sensational whitewash win over 2018 champion James Wade.Continue reading “Magnificent Mervyn King posts record-breaking average in whitewash win over James Wade”
Durrant denies Van Gerwen in Salzburg
Michael van Gerwen’s defence of the bwin World Series of Darts Finals title came to a premature end as he suffered a 6-4 loss to Glen Durrant on Saturday, as Durrant extended his unbeaten record over the world No 1 on the big stage.Continue reading “Durrant denies Van Gerwen in Salzburg”
Quartet seal World Series Finals spots
Joe Cullen, Steve Beaton, Vincent van der Voort & Harry Ward secured their places in the bwin World Series of Darts Finals after prevailing in Friday’s Tour Card Holder Qualifier.Continue reading “Quartet seal World Series Finals spots”
Van Barneveld and Van Gerwen shine in Amsterdam!
Raymond van Barneveld rolled back the years to defeat fellow countryman Jermaine Wattimena in his final competitive event on home soil, whilst Michael van Gerwen fought back to edge out Gerwyn Price in a last-leg thriller on an eventful night at the World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam.Continue reading “Van Barneveld and Van Gerwen shine in Amsterdam!”
World Series Finals: Draw & Schedule confirmed!
Michael van Gerwen will take on either Michael Smith or Gerwyn Price as he bids to reclaim his World Series of Darts Finals title, whilst defending champion James Wade will meet either Jonny Clayton or Wayne Jones in his opener in Amsterdam.Continue reading “World Series Finals: Draw & Schedule confirmed!”
Wade secures World Series glory with epic win over Smith!
James Wade survived five match darts as he edged out Michael Smith in a gripping deciding-leg clash to secure World Series Finals glory in Vienna on Sunday evening.
‘The Machine’ defeated Simon Whitlock in the European Championship Final last week to secure his first major title since 2014, and he clinched his second televised crown in the space of just seven days after edging out ‘Bully Boy’ in an enthralling contest. Continue reading “Wade secures World Series glory with epic win over Smith!”
World Series of Darts Finals- Day Two Report!
Michael van Gerwen began his bid for a fourth successive World Series Finals title with a comprehensive whitewash victory over Australian qualifier Damon Heta, as Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney and home favourite Mensur Suljovic were all sent packing on a dramatic night of action in Vienna. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals- Day Two Report!”
Corey Cadby ruled out of World Series of Darts Finals!
Corey Cadby has withdrawn from next month’s bwin World Series of Darts Finals after breaking his left arm as a passenger in a car accident. Continue reading “Corey Cadby ruled out of World Series of Darts Finals!”
World Series 2018: Events & Players confirmed!
Brisbane and Vienna will host PDC World Series of Darts events for the first time in 2018, as Rob Cross, Dimitri van den Bergh and Jamie Lewis will all make their bows on the global stage, following confirmation of this year’s seven events. Continue reading “World Series 2018: Events & Players confirmed!”
World Series of Darts: Finals Day!
Michael van Gerwen defeated home favourite Gary Anderson to clinch his third successive World Series of Darts Finals title on a thrilling day of action at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena on Sunday evening. Continue reading “World Series of Darts: Finals Day!”
Anderson blasts ‘clown’ Price!
Gary Anderson has blasted Gerwyn Price as a ‘clown’ ahead of their hotly anticipated World Series of Darts quarter-final showdown at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Anderson blasts ‘clown’ Price!”
World Series of Darts Finals: Day Two Report!
Gerwyn Price edged out Corey Cadby in a highly-charged second-round affair at the World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow, whilst Dimitri van den Bergh produced the performance of his career to stun Raymond van Barneveld. Elsewhere, the world’s top three all cruised through to the last eight on a dramatic night at the Braehead Arena. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals: Day Two Report!”
World Series of Darts Finals: Day One Report!
Four of the world’s top ten were dumped out in the first-round of the World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow, as Adrian Lewis, Mensur Suljovic, Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith were the victims of a night of shocks at the Braehead Arena on Friday evening. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals: Day One Report!”
DRAW: World Series of Darts Finals 2017!
Top seed Gary Anderson faces a potential showdown against Mensur Suljovic at the World Series of Darts Finals this weekend, whilst Michael van Gerwen will begin his title defence against either Adrian Lewis or Max Hopp at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena. Continue reading “DRAW: World Series of Darts Finals 2017!”
World Series of Darts Finals: Field Confirmed!
World number one Michael van Gerwen will go in search of a third successive title at the World Series of Darts Finals in November, but there will be no Phil Taylor, as the 24-man field for next month’s event has been finalised. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals: Field Confirmed!”
World Series of Darts Finals: Qualifiers Confirmed!
Rob Cross, Mark Webster and Justin Pipe were amongst the eight players to seal their qualification for next month’s World Series of Darts Finals, after coming through an 86-man field at the Barnsley Metrodome on Monday evening. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals: Qualifiers Confirmed!”
2017 World Series of Darts: Line-Ups Confirmed!
Gerwyn Price, Daryl Gurney and Max Hopp will make their World Series of Darts debuts in 2017, after the fields for the opening three events of the global tour in Dubai, Shanghai and Las Vegas have been confirmed. Continue reading “2017 World Series of Darts: Line-Ups Confirmed!”
World Series of Darts Finals- Day One Report!
Defending champion Michael van Gerwen survived a scare as he edged out Gerwyn Price in a nervy last-leg shootout, whilst world champion Gary Anderson was beaten on home soil by Joe Cullen in the World Series of Darts Finals at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on Saturday evening.
World number one Michael van Gerwen was made to sweat as he came through a first-round last-leg decider for the second event running. ‘The Green Machine’ fired in six maximums and averaged 98.82, almost twelve points higher than Price.
Van Gerwen led 5-2, but Price won three successive legs to force a last-leg decider, although MvG held throw comfortably in the final leg. Price was unable to replicate his performance from Saturday afternoon, where he hit six of his seven double attempts to defeat Steve Beaton 6-3.
Elsewhere, Joe Cullen caused the shock of the tournament by dumping out world champion and home favourite Gary Anderson. Anderson wore glasses on stage for the very first time and played with new darts, but Cullen was unfazed by the partisan atmosphere and held his nerve to close out a nail-biting deciding leg win. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals- Day One Report!”
2016 World Series of Darts Finals Draw & Schedule!
Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his World Series of Darts Finals title against either Gerwyn Price or Steve Beaton when the £155,000 tournament gets underway at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena this coming Saturday.
‘The Green Machine’ edged out Peter Wright 11-10 to win the tournament’s inaugural staging last year, which was the culmination of the annual worldwide tour. There were six World Series events held this year, in Dubai, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Perth.
Van Gerwen will be top seed in Glasgow this weekend after topping the World Series of Darts rankings for the second year in succession. MvG won both the Shanghai and Perth Darts Masters, whilst he was also a runner-up in Dubai, Tokyo and Sydney.
The world number one will begin his campaign against either Gerwyn Price or Steve Beaton. Van Gerwen demolished Price 10-2 in the second-round of last week’s European Championship, whilst he also defeated Steve Beaton in the first-round of last month’s World Grand Prix. Continue reading “2016 World Series of Darts Finals Draw & Schedule!”
World Series of Darts Finals: Eight Global Invitations Confirmed!
The eight global invitations for next month’s World Series of Darts Finals have been confirmed and Kim Huybrechts heads the list of global prospects, along with the likes of Benito van de Pas, Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney.
The World Series of Darts Finals features the eight players who competed in the World Series events hosted across the globe this year, with 16 other competitors accompanying them at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow, on November 5th and 6th.
The 16 other participants are made up of four wildcards, eight global prospects, and four further qualifiers. The four wildcards via the PDC Order of Merit were Robert Thornton, Michael Smith, Jelle Klaasen and Mensur Suljovic.
Elsewhere, Simon Whitlock, Steve Beaton, Brendan Dolan & Joe Murnan were the quartet who came through the World Series of Darts Finals qualifier at the Barnsley Metrodome last Sunday.
However, the field of eight global prospects is headed by former Premier League star Kim Huybrechts. The Belgian, currently ranked 15th on the PDC Order of Merit, has enjoyed a strong year in both floor and televised tournaments, reaching the World Grand Prix quarter-finals earlier this month. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals: Eight Global Invitations Confirmed!”
World Series of Darts Finals: Qualifiers Confirmed!
Simon Whitlock and Steve Beaton were among the four stars to qualify for next month’s Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals after coming through qualifiers held at the Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday. Brendan Dolan secured a magnificent qualification-double, whilst Joe Murnan showed his class to seal his spot in Glasgow.
Simon Whitlock continued his fine run of form to secure qualification for the World Series of Darts Finals. Whitlock competed in the Sydney Darts Masters and Perth Darts Masters earlier this year, but lost in the opening round on both occasions, to Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld respectively.
The Aussie ace, who has recorded two Players Championship victories within the last month, breezed through to the final round of qualifying, before prevailing in an extremely tight tussle to confirm his place at the Braehead Arena next month.
‘The Wizard’ recorded comprehensive wins against Dick van Dijk and Shaun Griffiths, before thrashing Nigel Heydon 6-1 to reach the last eight. Whitlock had dropped just four legs in his opening three games, but his decisive contest with William O’Connor was a nail-biting affair, which saw the Aussie claim the spoils in a last-leg shootout. Continue reading “World Series of Darts Finals: Qualifiers Confirmed!”
Entries Confirmed for Grand Slam & World Series qualifiers!
The entries have been confirmed for the upcoming Grand Slam of Darts qualifier and the World Series of Darts Finals qualifier, which will both be hosted at the Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday 23rd October.
This qualification double-header will follow the final two Players Championship events of the year, which take place on Friday and Saturday. In the Grand Slam qualifier, eight spots will be available to PDC Tour Card holders and PDPA Associate Members who competed at Q-School, with games being played over the best of nine legs throughout.
Additionally, eight “losing finalists” who suffer defeat in the last 16 will form a reserve list in world ranking order, in the event that any of the eight qualifiers go on to secure automatic qualification by reaching the final of either the European Championship or the World Series of Darts Finals.
However, the World Series of Darts Finals qualifier will be comprised solely of PDC Tour card holders, with games being played over the best of eleven legs. Nevertheless, only four spots are available for next month’s event at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow. Continue reading “Entries Confirmed for Grand Slam & World Series qualifiers!”
Four Stars Receive World Series Wildcards!
The PDC’s top twelve players will all be competing at the World Series of Darts Finals next month, after it was confirmed that Robert Thornton, Michael Smith, Jelle Klaasen and Mensur Suljovic have all received invitations to compete in the second staging of the invitational event at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow.
The inaugural staging of the World Series took place in 2015 and the field comprises 24 of the world’s biggest stars. The eight players who competed in all of the International World Series events throughout the year are automatically entered into the second-round, and they take on a series of invited players and global prospects.
The first-round features 16 players, containing eight global prospects, four PDC qualifiers, and four of the highest ranked players on the PDC Order of Merit. Former World Grand Prix champion Robert Thornton is the highest ranked player not to be an automatic seed, therefore he has received an invitation from the PDC.
The Scot, ranked seventh in the world, will also be joined by world number nine Michael Smith, who recently fell outside the world’s top eight after suffering a first-round defeat at the World Grand Prix against Alan Norris.
Thornton and Smith both competed in the inaugural staging of last year’s World Series, where they were beaten in the opening round by Michael van Gerwen and Mark Webster respectively, so they’ll be hoping for an improved showing this time around. Continue reading “Four Stars Receive World Series Wildcards!”
Perth Darts Masters: Quarter-Final Report!
World number one Michael van Gerwen remains on course to win his second World Series title of the year as he edged past James Wade, whilst Raymond van Barneveld, Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright also made it through to the last four at the PCEC on Friday night.
However, Van Gerwen survived a major scare as he narrowly defeated James Wade 10-8. The Dutchman fired in eight maximums and averaged 99 to progress against ‘The Machine’ who battled tenaciously.
MvG began the contest strongly, hitting maximums in each of the opening two legs as he established an early 2-0 cushion. However, Wade fired back impressively, converting finishes of 130 and 97 en route to reeling off four consecutive legs- to lead 4-2.
Despite this, Van Gerwen responded in kind by winning four straight legs of his own, to seize command once again. Wade refused to relent however, restoring parity at 6-6, despite missing six darts at double in the twelfth leg.
Continue reading “Perth Darts Masters: Quarter-Final Report!”
World Series of Darts Rankings
Gary Anderson leads the way in the World Series of Darts rankings following his second successive World Series triumph in last weekend’s Auckland Darts Masters. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ followed up his Dubai Darts Masters victory over Michael van Gerwen with an 11-7 victory over defending Auckland champion Adrian Lewis on Sunday.
This leaves Anderson on a maximum 24 points, which is double that of his nearest challengers. Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis are both on 11 points, having appeared in one World Series final each this year. Despite averaging 107 against James Wade, Van Gerwen was beaten in the Auckland quarter-finals for the second straight year.
Lewis was thrashed 10-2 by Dave Chisnall in the Dubai Darts Masters, but Jackpot produced a much-improved showing in Auckland. Lewis beat Raymond van Barneveld in last year’s Auckland final, and he reached the final once again with victories over Stuart Leach, Phil Taylor and James Wade, before losing out to the world champion.
Phil Taylor, James Wade, Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld are all locked on eight points apiece following the opening two events of 2016. Taylor and Chisnall both secured five points from their run to the semi-finals in Dubai, however they exited in the last eight in New Zealand.
Mesmeric MvG wins World Series classic against valiant Wright
Michael van Gerwen claimed glory in the inaugural staging of the World Series of Darts Finals, beating Peter Wright in a pulsating last-leg decider at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow.
Peter Wright was absolutely sensational and can consider himself extremely unfortunate not to have claimed his maiden TV title.
Snakebite played superbly throughout the day, but van Gerwen produced astonishing darts under such intense pressure in the final, which was coupled with a partisan Scottish crowd jeering his every shot.
Continue reading “Mesmeric MvG wins World Series classic against valiant Wright”
World Series of Darts Finals: Preview
The inaugural staging of the World Series of Darts finals begins in Glasgow tomorrow afternoon, with Michael van Gerwen aiming to continue his phenomenal form.
The tournament consists of 24 players. The eight seeded players, who participated in the World Series events in Dubai, Japan, Australia and New Zealand have all received byes to the last 16.
The PDC have invited a further 12 players who they view as international prospects, whilst a further four sealed their spot in this tournament via a qualifying event. These 16 stars will battle for the right to take on the eight seeds on Saturday evening.