PDC World Grand Prix

The World Grand Prix will be played from will 1. - 7. October in Dublin. The Top 16 of the Order of Merit and the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit will take part.
Participants, Schedule, Draw First Round
Tournament Information

European Tour 11
The International Darts Open are the eleventh event of the PDC European Tour and will be played from 22. - 24. September in Riesa. The Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit and 32 qualifiers will take part.
Schedule, Participants
Tournament Information

New Columns
7. June

Coaching Clinic 44:
How to practice hitting the doubles

Why no team from the Philippines in the PDC World Cup:
An Open Letter to Barry Hearn - about the Philippines.


Adam "Thorn" Smith in Mallorca :
My Oche in Mallorca


Interview with Diogo Portela

Diogo Portela is the first dart player from Brazil on the PDC Circuit.
To the Interview

23. September
Winmau World Masters
On Monday the Winmau World Masters will begin which this year return to Bridlington Spa. Next week Thurday as well in Bridlington at the same venue the Lakeside Play-Offs will folloew.
To attune to the World Masters today and tomorrow in Bridlington the BDO British Classic and British Open take place in which many of the World Masters participants will take part as well.
Winmau World Masters



International Darts Open - Day 2
In the second round - again in an afternoon and an evening session - the first round winners will play against the sedded players. As Michael van Gerwen didn't register for Riesa Peter Wright is the number 1 seed. He will stand at the oche against Chris Quantock. The only German qualifier who survived the first round - Max Hopp - will play in the penultimate match of the evening against Alan Norris.
Results
Statistics



22. September
International Darts Open
Today in Riesa the International Darts Open will begin - the penultimate event of the European Tour 2017.
In the first round the qualifiers will meet in an afternoon- and an evening session.
By the Host Nation Qualifier last night Max Hopp, Bernd Roith, Dragutin Horvat and Martin Schindler qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



19. September
World Grand Prix
The detailed schedule of the tournament was now published by the PDC.
The match between Alan Norris and Justin Pipe will open the tournament on Sunday, 1. October. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will compete in the penultimate match of the first evening against John Henderson. On the second evening among others Mensur Suljovic will play against Ian White and Gary Anderson against Richard North before the match between Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting will terminate the first round.
Schedule



Coaching Klinik

Last Coaching Clinic had the focus on how to prepare on the PDC World Cup - a pairs event. This Coaching Clinic now takes stock.Let's see what we got right and what wrong.
After the World Cup - what we got right and what wrong?



18. September
World Grand Prix
The PDC now published the draw for the first round of the World Grand Prix.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will begin his tournament against John Henderson while runner-up Gary Anderson will play first round against Richard North.
Draw First Round



Results...
Winners of the Vizcaya Open in Bilbao in Spain were Spaniard Jose Oliveira De Sousa and Englishwoman Deta Hedman. The titles of the Van Diemens Classic in Luanceston, Tasmaia won Justin Thompson and Tori Kewish.
Winners of the Catalonia Open in Calella in Spain were Dutchman Chris Landman and Dutchwoman Sharon Prins. The FCD Anniversary Open as well in Calella in Spain won Catalonian Marti Marti-Santamara and the Dutchwoman Aileen de Graaf.



Finders Darts Masters
As the Finders Darts Masters Ranking 2017 by now is on its final standing most participants of the event which is traditional the last BDO/WDF tournament before the BDO World Championships in Lakeside are known. The still free tournament places of the tournament which will be played from 8. - 10. December are filled with Wild Cards.
Finder Darts Masters



17. September
Suljovic wins Champions League
In a thrilling final Mensur Suljovic - who entered the event as underdog - defeated Gary Anderson with 11:9. Suljovic was the most consistent player of the tournament and managed to hold his nerve in the final. It is Suljovic's first win in a televised event.
Before Suljovic defeated in his last group match Dave Chisnall and in the semifinals Raymond van Barneveld with another 11:9 win. Anderson way to the final on the second day of the event started with a close win over Peter Wright in his third group match. In the semifinals he defeated Phil Taylor. The pre tournament favourit to win the event - Michael van Gerwen - didn't reach the semi-finals as Phil Taylor beat him in the last group match.
Report and Statistics



Development Tour Weekend
At the weekend in Barnsley a Development Tour weekend with four events took place. Most successfull player of the weekend was Dimitri van den Bergh,who won an avent on Saturday and reached the final of the other one. On Sunday he stood in one of the semi-finals. Van den Bergh moved up the ranking and sits now behind Luke Humphries in second place.
Development Tour



Champions League

On the second day of Champions League the last group matches take place before in the evening session semi-finals and final will be played.

Results, Tables
Statistics



16. September
Champions League
On the first day of the Champions League in an afternoon- and an evening session each time four group matches will be played.
In the evening session the group winners of the afternoon and the group losers of the afternoon will play each other.
Results, Tables
Statistics



15. September
Champions League
Tomorrow in Cardiff the Champions League will begin. Among the eight participants, the top eight of the PDC ORder of Merit after the World Matchplay, are three debutants: Dave Chisnall, Raymond van Barneveld and Mensur Suljovic.
Last year Phil Taylor won with a win over Michael van Gerwen the first Champions League. Has Taylor a chance to defend his title?
Preview



13. September
Coaching Klinik

How do you prepare for a pairs event? The DPC offers you some ideas it tried on Team Brazil in the preparation for the PDC World Cup in June.
Be Prepared! We look at pairs play in darts!



12. September
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and the Challenge Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



11. September
World Grand Prix
The field of participants for the PDC World Grand Prix is known after the German Darts Grand Prix. The biggest surprise: the rumours came true and Phil Taylor will - though qualified - not for a last time take part in the World Grand Prix. Thanks to Taylor's refusal Robert Thornton stays in the field of participants. He would have been ousted otherwise by Simon Whitlock.
Four players will give their World Grand Prix debut this year: Rob Cross, Christian Kist, Richard North and Ronny Huybrechts.
The first round draw will take place on Sunday, 17. September.
Participants



Challenge Tour
At the weekend the last tournaments of this year's Challenge Tour took place. On Saturday Peter Jacques and Nick Fullwell won the events, on Sunday Wayne Jones and Alan Tabern were the winners.
The two players on top of the final ranking, Wayne Jones and Mark Dudbridge, got a Tour Card for two years. The players ranked 3-8, Luke Humphries, Peter Jacques, Aaron Dyer, Alan Tabern, Mark Frost and Kevin McDine, can enter Qualifying School 2018 for free.
Challenge Tour



Van Gerwen triumphs in Mannheim
With 6:3 win over Rob Cross Michael van Gerwen won in Mannheim his fifth European Tour event of the year. Van Gerwen only lost sex legs during the tournament and only had one match with an average under 100. Cross played a similar strong tournament but had his weakest match in the final - the only one with an average below 100.
Van Gerwen reached the final with wins against Richard North, Gerwyn Price, Jelle Klaasen and Simon Whitlock. Rob Cross defeated on his way to the final Jan Dekker, Mensur Suljovic, Ian White and Benito van de Pas.
Report Finals Day



Ergebnisse...
Winners of the EDO England Matchplay were Lorraine Winstanley and Glen Durrant. The youth titles went to Beau Greaves and Tyler Radlett. Winners of the England Classic were Deta Headman and Jeff Sparidaans. The girls event was as well won by Beau Greaves, in the boy's event Jarred Cole won the title. Before the EDO weekend the men's Penthatlon took place, the winner was as many times before Martin Adams.
Winners of the Champions League of Darts in the Netherlands were Rick Hofstra, Marjolein Noijens and Ramon Leferink/Youth who all qualified by their wins for the Finder Darts Masters 2017.



10. September
German Darts Grand Prix - Finals Day
Today the German Darts Grand Prix will be played again in two sessions to the end. With Dave Chisnall, Mervyn King, Alan Norris, Kim Huybrechts and Peter Wright five seeded players were already eliminated from the event. Especially impressive were in the second round Rob Cross, Vincent van der Voort, Kyle Anderson and the favourite to win the tournament - Michael van Gerwen who all played averages over 100.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics
Overall Statistics European Tour 2017



9. September
German Darts Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the German Darts Grand Prix in an afternoon- and an evening session yesterday's winners will play against the seeded players.
Despite quite decent performances all German qualifiers are already out of the tournament. Kyle Anderson played with 101.44 the highest average of the first day and will meet in second round Kim Huybrechts.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics
Overall Statistics European Tour 2017



8. September
German Darts Grand Prix
Today in Mannheim the German Darts Grand Prix will begin - the tenth event of the European Tour 2017.
In the first round the qualifiers will meet in an afternoon- and an evening session.
By the Host Nation Qualifier last night Max Hopp, Bernd Roith, Michael Hurtz and Martin Schindler qualified.

Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



6. September
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Australian Corey Cadby will be able to defend his title - he again is among the international qualifiers for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship which will be played on the 6. November in Wigan down to the final. 12 of 16 international qualifiers are already known. The field of participants will be completed by Benito van de Pas - the only eligible player among the Top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit - and the Top 47 of the Development Tour Rankings after the last Development Tour event of the year.
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship



German Darts Masters
The German Darts Masters are part of the PDC World Series of Darts and will be played for the first time this year. They will take place in Düsseldorf on the 20. and 21. October. The PDC now announced who will be the eight PDC players taking part in the event. It will be Gary Anderson, Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Peter Wright, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Daryl Gurney and Kyle Anderson. Max Hopp and Martin Schindler will join them as the two best ranked German players in the PDC Order of Merit and six more German players will be added according the final standings of the Superleague Germany ranking on 9. October.
World Series of Darts



5. September
Tournament Calender 2018
After the PDC published its tournament calendar for 2018 we assembled from the already known dates a provisional tournament calendar for the next year. As soon as other dates get publish we'll add them to the calendar.
Tournament Calender 2018



World Grand Prix
Only the European Tour weekend in Mannheim will count for the qualification for the World Grand Prix in Dublin which will be played this year without local players as the PDC dropped the two places for Irish participants. This year the Top 16 of the Order of Merit and the Top 16 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit will take part in the tournament.
How the field of participants looks before the European Tour weekend in Mannheim you can find here:
Participants on 5. September



European Tour 2018
The European Tour will be extended to 13 events next year. Nine events will be played in Germany, one in Austria - in Graz, two in the Netherlands and for the first time an Europeant Tour event will take place in Denmark in Copenhagen.
European Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and the Scandinavian Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



4. September
Van Gerwen gewinnt in Maastricht
For the fourth time in a row Michael van Gerwen won the Dutch Darts Masters. In a quite one sided final he defeated Steve Beaton with 6:1. Van Gerwen won on the finals day against Kyle Anderson in the to be sure best match of the tournament, Daryl Gurney and Michael Smith to progress into the final. Steve Beaton defeated Martin Schindler, John Henderson and Peter Wright.

Results
Statistics
Overall Statistics European Tour 2017



2. September
Dutch Darts Masters
On the second day of the Dutch Darts Masters the seeded players entered the tournament. Nine of them lost their first matches and are out of the event already among them the only seeded German speaking player Mensur Suljovic. Among the qualifiers who reached the third round is the last German speaking player in the tournament Martin Schindler and with Christian Kist the last Dutch qualifier still in the event. With a clear 6:1 win over his fellow country man Jeffrey de Zwaan reigning champion Michael van Gerwen progressed into the third round.

Results
Statistics
Overall Statistics European Tour 2017



1. September
Dutch Darts Masters
Today in Maastricht the Dutch Darts Masters will begin - the ninth event of the European Tour 2017.
In the first round the qualifiers will meet in an afternoon- and an evening session.
Yesterday in Maastrich the Host Nation- and the European Qualifier for the tournament were played. By the Host Nation Qualifier Jimmy Hendricks, Christian Kist, Justin van Tergouw and Jeffrey de Zwaan qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics









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