Dutch Darts Masters

The Dutch Darts Masters are the seventh European Tour Event of the year and will be played from 24. - 26. May in Zwolle, Netherlands.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information


Premier League

From 7. February till 23. May this year's Premier League will be played - with one exception every Thursday. The eight League Day will already take place on Wednesday, 27. March. On the following day is Judgement Night.
Participants, Schedule
Tournament Information


New Columns
13. Dezember

Coaching Clinic 54:
Your Darts! The Most Important Piece Of Your Kit!


Dartoid prepares for a journey to South Africa:
Preparing for darts in Cape Town


Adam "Thorn" Smith between Panama and Costa Rica :
"Pairs in Panama, Mixed Trios in Costa Rica"




Interview with Michael Unterbuchner

Michael Unterbuchner chose another way than most of the other upcoming German players and plays with some success on the WDF/BDO Circuit. He qualified for the BDO World Championship.
To the Interview





21. May
European Tour - Associate Members Qualifiers
At the weekend in Hildesheim, Germany, three Associate Members Qualifiers for European Tour Events in the Netherlands, in Denmark and in the Czech Republic took place. Austrian Michael Rasztovits threw a nine-darter Neun-Darter but failed to qualify.
For the Dutch Darts Masters qualified German Florian Hempel and Belgian Mike de Decker, for the Danish Darts Open Mike de Decker and New Zealands Cody Harris and for the Czech Darts Open Switzlerland's Stefan Bellmont and Dutchman Wessel Nijman.
Dutch Darts Masters
Danish Darts Open
Czech Darts Open



Durrant and Ward win in Barnsley
Glen Durrant won on saturday the fifteenth Players Championship of the year and with it his second PDC title. In the final he defeated Darius Labanauskas with 8:1. In the semi-finals Durrant prevailed over Michael van Gerwen while Labanauskas won against Ron Meulenkamp. Dave Chisnall threw a nine-darter.
The sixteenth Players Championship on sunday was won by Harry Ward who won the close final against German Max Hopp with 8:7. The semi-finals reached Robert Thornton and Jose de Sousa. Robert Thornton threw a nine-darter.
Results



Results
Winners of the Police Open were Dutchman Toon Greebe and Fie Skinnes from Denmark. The titles of the Police Masters won Welshman Mark Blandford and Deta Hedman.
Kirsi Viinikainen from Finland won both the Lithunian and the Vilnius Open. The men's titles went to Englishman Martin Barrett and Dutchman Jeffrey Sparidaans.
Beau Greaves dominated the ladies events of the Welsh Open and won the girl's title and the women's titles of the Welsh Classic and the Welsh Open. James Beeton won the boy's event. Dutchman Martijn Kleermaker got the Welsh Open title, the Welsh Classic were won by Dave Parletti.



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



17. Mai
Pro Tour Barnsley
Again today in Barnsley a Pro Tour weekend begins with the UK and den West/South Europe Tour Card holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events seven and eight in Zwolle and Copenhagen. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships fifteen and sixteen will follow.
Some Tour Card holders didn't register or have withdrawn - among them Rob Cross and Mensur Suljovic. They will be replaced by players from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Participants, Results
Dutch Darts Open
Danish Darts Open



PDC World Cup
By now the PDC published the first round schedule as well. The match between Gibraltar and Japan will open the tournament on Thursday the 6. June. The match between last year's runner-up Team Scotland and Team Denmark will end the first day. On the second day of the tournament the first round will be played to the end. In the last match of the first round and the last match of the second day reigning champion Netherlands will play against the Spanish Team.
Draw and Schedule First Round, Participants



16. May
Premier League - Sixteenth League Day
On the last dramatic league night of Premier League especially Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney impressed in their 8:3 wins over Peter Wright and Michael Smith with strong perfomances. Price nevertheless lost out on a place in the play-offs as Gurney and James Wade won as well and sit by this in front of him in the final league table on the places three and four. Michael van Gerwen won the battle for the first place in the table with his win over Mensur Suljovic while Rob Cross lost to James Wade.
Next weeks semifinals will be Michael van Gerwen against Daryl Gurney - against whom he lost twice in the league phase - and as today James Wade against Rob Cross.
Table Final Standings, Results
Statistics



PDC World Cup
The PDC today announced the draw for the first round of the event which will take place from 6. - 9. June in Hamburg.
Reigning champion Netherlands - this year with Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena - will play against Spain. Team Scotland, last year's runner-up, will play in the first round against Team Denmark. Number 1 seed Team England - this year with Rob Cross and Michael Smith - begins against Team Philippines.
Draw First Round, Participants



15. May
Premier League - Preview Sixteenth League Day
The sixteenth and last league day of the Premier League will take place in Leeds and finally the positions in the table will be decided.
For Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen it is all about the first place in the table, for Gerwyn Price, Daryl Gurney, Mensur Suljovic and James Wade it is all about the last two play-off places. All four matches will be important.
Preview



13. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC announced all participants in the PDC World Cup which will be played from 6. - 9. June in Hamburg. While last year's runner-up Scotland again will play with Gary Anderson and Peter Wright the Dutch reigning champion this year for the first time will stand with Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena at the oche. In the number 1 seed Team England there will be a change as well - Rob Cross represents his home country this year together with Michael Smith. Team Switzerland was replaced by Team Lithunia - Darius Labanauskas, Mindaugas Barauskas.
Participants



PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four more events of the PDC Challenge Tour took place and there were four different winners. The events 5 and 6 on Saturday were won by Darren Beveridge and Cameron Menzies - for Beveridge it was the first PDC title, for Menzies the second. On Sunday Jesus Naguera and Stephen Burton got a win each. For the Spaniard it was the first win in the PDC, for Burton already the second Challenge Tour win this year. Burton now heads the Challenge Tour Order of Merit. in the seventh event Geert de Vos threw a nine-darter.
Challenge Tour



White wins in Sindelfingen
Ian White defeated in the close finale of the European Darts Grand Prix Peter Wright with 8:7 and won his second European Tour title. With White won the most consistent player of the event. On his way into the final he defeated on finals day Keegan Brown, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Steve Beaton. Wright first won on finals day against Jonny Clayton, prevailed in the quarterfinals over the reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and defeated in the semi-finals Jamie Hughes. For Hughes it was the first PDC semi-final.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



12. May
European Darts Grand Prix - Day 2
Yesterday in Sindelfingen the second day of the European Darts Grand Prix took place. The seeded players joined the tournament and played against the first round winners.
After all German speaking qualifiers were elimnated in the first round the two seeds Mensur Suljovic and Max Hopp lost their second matches against Steve Beaton and Nathan Aspinall as well. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen had much to bother to get over the finishing line in front of his opponent Brendan Dolan. In the best match of the evening session Jamie Hughes defeated Adrian Lewis with the with 103.67 so far highest average of the event 6:3.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



10.May
European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Sindelfingen the European Darts Grand Prix will begin - the sixth event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
By the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Michael Rasztovits and Stefan Bellmont qualified. As Dave Chisnall withdrew by the Host Nation Qualifier five tournament places were on offer. Daniel Klose, Michael Hurtz, Dragutin Horvat, Ricardo Pietrezko and Michael Rosenauer qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



Premier League - Fifteenth League Day
After the fifteenth league day of Premier League it is still up in the air who'll be in the play-offs. Till know only is known reigning Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross will progress - both won their matches tonight. Rob Cross still heads the table one point in advance of van Gerwen. James Wade has after his draw with Michael Smith a small edge over Mensur Suljovic and Daryl Gurney and still is third of the table. Gerwyn Price has one point less then Suljovic and Gurney and two points less then Wade - it all depends on the last league day next week.
Table, Results
Statistics



9. May
Premier League - Preview Fifteenth League Day
On the fifteenth and penultimate league day of the Premier League in Sheffield and the battle for the play-off places enters the next round.
The head-to head match of the night will be the match between Gerwyn Price and Daryl Gurney. Peter Wright and Michael Smith are not able to qualify any longer for the top four and have nothing to lose against Michael van Gerwen and James Wade. First in the table Rob Cross will play against Mensur Suljovic.
Preview



3. May
Austrian Darts Open
Today in Premstätten near Graz in Austria the Austrian Darts Open will begin - the fifth event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
By the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Patrick van den Boogaard and Diogo Portela qualified. By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Dietmar Burger, Michael Rasztovits, Benjamin Fasching und Patrick Tringler for the event. Fasching and Tingler will give their European Tour debut.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



2. May
Premier League - Fourteenth League Day
With a clear 8:1 win over Michael Smith Rob Cross played hi9mself back on the first place of the table of the Premier League and secured as first player his place in the play-offs Platz while Michael Smith with this loss is out finally out of the race for a place under the top four. Michael van Gerwen for the second time this season lost to Daryl Gurney and again has one point less then Cross. Gurney moved up with the win to the fifth place in the table and is only one point behind the places three and four. As well no longer in the races for a place under the top four is Peter Wright who lost against Mensur Suljovic. In the last match of the night direct rivals James Wade and Gerwyn Price met. Price had no good day and lost against a solid playing Wade. By this Price dropped behind Gurney on the sixth place in the table.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



1. May
O'Connor and de Zwaan win in Barnsley
William O'Connor and Jeffrey der Zwaan won the Players Championships 13 and 14 in Barnsley.
William O'Connor got his first PDC Title by defeating Nathan Aspinal in the final of Players Championship 13 on Tuesday. The semi-finals reached Adrian Lewis and Daryl Gurney.
Jeffrey de Zwaan won today the fourteenth Players Championship defeating Stephen Bunting. Arron Monk and Darius Labanauskas stood in the semi-finals.
Results



Premier League - Preview Fourteenth League Day
The fourteenth league day of Premier League is played in Manchester and the battle for the play-off places enters the next round.
Gerwyn Price and James Wade meet in the last match of the evening in a head-to-head match while Mensur Suljovic will play against Peter Wright who is last of the table. Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen could secure their play-off places. Rob Cross will meet luckless Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen will play againsth Daryl Gurney who defeated him in the first half of the campaign in Berlin.
Preview



30. April
Pro Tour Barnsley
Today and tomorrow werden in Barnsley the Players Championships 13 and 14 will take place.
Several Tour Card Holders haven't registered for one or both Players Championships. Missing on both days will be Michael van Gerwen, James Wade, John Michael and John Goldie. They will be - as all the players only missing one day - replaced by players from the Challenge Tour Orders of Merit.
Participants



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



28. April
Van Gerwen wins German Darts Open
In a quite one sided final Michael van Gerwen defeated Ian White with 8:3 and for the first time secured the title.
Van Gerwens way into the final started on the last day of the event with a close 6:5 over Raymond van Barneveld in round three. It followed an as close win over Nathan Aspinall in the quarterfinals and a 7:6 success against Dave Chisnall in which both players in the deciding leg missed some match darts.
Ian White reached the final with wins over Darren Webster, Adrian Lewis and Rob Cross.
Results
Statistics
Report Final



German Darts Open - Day 3
On the third day of the German Darts Open the tournament will be played to the end in an afternoon-and an evening-session.
With Max Hopp the last German player in the field of participants was eliminated - he played a good match but not good enough to beat John Henderson. Beside Hopp from the seeded players Simon Whitlock, Jonny Clayton and Jermaine Wattimena were eliminated.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



27. April
German Darts Open - Day 2
On the second day of the European Darts Open in an afternoon- and an evening -session the second round of the event will take place. The first round winners will play against the seeded players.
All German qualifiers lost their first round matches. Gabriel Clemens was the only one who showed a solid performance but had no chance against a good playing Raymond van Barneveld. Today the only seeded German player, Max Hopp, enters the tournament. He is the reigning champion and will play against John Henderson who convinced in the first round against Stephen Bunting. Highlight of the first day was a nine-darter from Steve Beaton.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



26. April
German Darts Open
Today in Saarbrücken the German Darts Open will begin - the fourth event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
By the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Mike de Decker and Jerry Hendriks qualified. By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Kevin Münch, Thomas Köhnlein, Karsten Koch and Lukas Wenig for the event. Köhnlein, Koch and Wenig will give their European Tour debut.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



25. April
Premier League - Thirteenth League Day
Daryl Gurney was the only winner of the thirteenth league day - he defeated Peter Wright with 8:4 and sent his opponent to the last place of the table. All other matches ended in a draw so nothing else changed in the table. Michael van Gerwen still has one point more then the second in the table Rob Cross, but had to battle hard to get one point in the best match of the night against James Wade. James Wade, Gerwyn Price and Mensur Suljovic follow on the places three to five with 15 points each. Michael Smith has after the draw against Suljovic now as Wright 9 points but moved up to seventh place thanks to the better leg difference.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Preview thirteenth League Day
The thirteenth league day of the Premier League is played in Birmingham and the battle for the play-off places is still up in the air.
Mensur Suljovic, Gerwyn Price and James Wade all in the moment have 14 points - each of them would like to win his match tonight but Price and Wade await difficult games as they play against Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen.
Preview



24. April
Results...
Winners of the Australian Easter Classic were Adam Rowe and Joanne Hadley. The Geelong Classic won Justin Thompson and Tori Kewish. The New Zealand South Island Masters Open were won by Ben Robb and Desi Mercer.
The titles of the Icelandic Open went to Scotsman Dennis Watt and Petrea Kr Frioriksdottir from Iceland.
Winners of the Estonian Open were Englishman John Scott and Kaisu Rekinen from Finnland. The men's event of the Estonian Masters was won by John Scott as well. The ladies title went to Swede Helene Sundelin.



PDC World Cup
More Worldcup Teams were announced. Among others Devon Petersen will this year represent South Africa together with Vernon Bouwers and Cody Harris will stand at the oche together with Haupai Puha for New Zealand. Karel Sedlacek - who reached at the weekend the quarterfinals of the German Darts Grand Prix will team up with Pavel Jirkal for the Czech Republic.
All till now known teams you can find here:
Participants



23. April
Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four events of the PDC Development Tour took place and they had four different winners. On Saturday Jeffrey de Zwaan - who played in all his seven matches an average over 100 - and Corey Cadby won a tournament each. On sunday the winners were Ryan Meikle and Callan Rydz. For Meikle it was already the second win this year and he now heads the Development Tour Order of Merit.
Development Tour



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



22. April
Van Gerwen wins in Munic
With an 8:3 over Simon Whitlock Michael van Gerwen secured his second European Tour win of the year and defended his title. In the final Michael van Gerwen played his best match of the event.
Before van Gerwen defeated on finals day Stephen Bunting, Ted Evetts and Rob Cross. Simon Whitlock reached the final with wins over Ross Smith, Joe Cullen and Max Hopp who missed two matchdarts against him.
Results
Statistics
Report Final



German Darts Grand Prix - Day 3
On the third day of the German Darts Grand Prix the tournament will be played to the end in an afternoon-and an evening-session..
Some of the seeded players lost their second round matches yesterday and were eliminated: Ian White, Jonny Clayton, Danny Noppert, James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Michael Smith and Peter Wright.
Schedule



21. April
German Darts Grand Prix - Day 2
On the second day of the German Darts Grand Prix in an afternoon- and an evening -session the second round of the event will take place. The first round winners will play against the seeded players.
All seven German qualifiers were elimnated first round. Only Max Hopp - who is a seeded player - will represent Germany on the second day of the event. With an average of almost 100 Stephen Bunting played the highest average of the first day.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



19. April
German Darts Grand Prix
Tomorrow in Munic the German Darts Grand Prix will begin - the third event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon-and an evening-session the first round will be played in which only the qualifiers take part.
Gerwyn Price has withdrawn from the event. For him Danny Noppert moved up as seeded player and in the Host Nation Qualifier a fifth place was on offer. By the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifier Diogo Portela and Michael Rasztovits qualified. By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Kevin Münch, Michael Hurtz, Dragutin Horvat, Marko Puls and Jyhan Artut for the event.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



18. April
Premier League - Preview Twelfth League Day
For the twelfth league day Premier League travels to Cardiff. There are only a few nights left before the play-offs and the battle for a place among the top four intensifies.
In the center of interest today will be the clash between head of the table, Rob Cross, and Michael van Gerwen who sits in second place. Rob Cross is only one point ahead. A lot of work lies in front of Michael Smith who still is last of the table. He really needs every point should he still intend to get into the play-offs.
Preview
Results, Table



17. April
Gabriel Clemens

The Darts Performance Centre has a closer view on Gabriel Clemens. The promising German player it thinks could become a formidable force in the sport...
Gabriel Clemens Is Beginning to Make a Name for Himself on the Tour



15. April
Bull's German Open/ Bull's German Masters
Winners of the Bull's German Open on Saturday were Mario Vandenbogaerde and Aileen de Graaf, who defended her title. The two youth events were won by Durch players as well - by Verena Rietbergen and Owen Roelofs
The winners of Sunday's Bull's German Masters were Englishman Brian Dawson and Australian Corrine Hammond. For both it was the first German Masters title.
Both pardarts titles went to Dutchman Vincent d'Hondt.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



14. April
Wade dominates in Barnsley
James Wade won at the weekend both Players Championships in Barnsley. On Saturday he defeated in the final of Players Championship 11 Michael Smith, on Sunday he secured the win with a strong comeback against Jeffrey de Zwaan after he had defeated once again Michael Smith - this time already in the semi-finals. As well the semi-finals on Sunday reached John Henderson. On Saturday it were Ian White and Steve West who stood in the semi-finals.
On Saturday Harry Ward threw at his win over William O'Connor a nine-darter.
Results



Qualifiers European Tour
In Barnsley the UK and the West/South Europe Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 5 + 6 in Graz and Sindelfingen were played as well.
Ten players qualified for both events: Steve Beaton, Mervyn King, Nathan Aspinall, Stephen Bunting, Keegan Brown, Chris Dobey, Ross Smith, Jamie Hughes, Ryan Searle and Jeffrey de Zwaan.
Austrian Darts Open
European Darts Grand Prix



12. April
Pro Tour Barnsley
Today in Barnsley the next Pro Tour Wweekend will begin with the UK and den West/South Europe Tour Card holder Qualifiers for the European Tour Events five and sechs in Graz and Sindelfingen. On saturday and Sunday the Players Championships eleven and twelve will be played.
Besides Mensur Suljovic - who will be replaced by Ritchie Edhouse all Tour Card holders registered for the weekend.
Participants, Results



11. April
Premier League - Eleventh League Day
After the eleventh league day it get's more and more unlikely Michael Smith will be able to reach the play-offs - he lost despite a good performance with 3:8 against Michael van Gerwen and stays on the last place of the table. But for van Gerwen the win was not enough to get back to the first place of the table as Rob Cross won against Peter Wright as well and still has one point more then van Gerwen. Gerwyn Price ended Mensur Suljovic winning run and James Wade and Daryl Gurney ended in a draw.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Preview Eleventh League Day
Tonight the Premier League travels for the 11. League Day to Liverpool.
Highlight of the league day probably will be the last match of the night - Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith will meet in a repeat of the Premier League final 2018. Michael van Gerwen wants to get back to the first place of the table while Michael Smith as last of the table needs every point to still reach a place in the play-offs.
Preview
Schedule



10. April
World Series of Darts
The PDC today published the already confirmed players who will take part in the five World Series of Darts this year. In all events Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney and Peter Wright will take part. They will be joined with another three to fourn PDC players in each event. Together they will compete against local qualifiers.
World Series of Darts 2019




9. April
Dartoids World
Dartoid deals in the column with score keeping. But a big part of the column is not penned from Dartoid but from Karl Hartmann and should one prefer to avoid trouble as potential chalker one should better have a sceptical look at his suggestions...
In the Days before DartConnect



8. April
Wins for Wade and Clayton in Barnsley
James Wade and Jonny Clayton won the two Players Championships at the weekend in Barnsley. For both it was the first Pro Tour title of the year.
James Wade won on Saturday the ninth Players Championship with a 8:2 win against Michael Smith. In the semi-finals stood Steve West and Scott Baker. Mark McGeeney threw in his first round win over Adam Hunt a Nine-Darter. For Wade his first Pro Tour win since 2015.
On sunday won Jonny Clayton the tenth Players Championship and defeated in the final Gabriel Clemens. The semifinals reached Ian White and Tytus Kanik.
Pro Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



4. April
Pro Tour Barnsleyn
Tomorrow in Barnsley the next Pro Tour weekend will begin - the Players Championships 9 and 10 will be played on Saturday and Sunday. With the exception of Michael van Gerwen and John Goldie all Tour Card holders have registered, they will be replaced by Ritchie Edhouse and Stephen Burton. For the first time in a little over a year Corey Cadby will stand at the oche after his visa problems finally were sorted out.
Participants, Results



3. April
Premier League - Tenth League Day
Daryl Gurney was this year not allowed to celebrate a win in front of his home crowd - he lost with 4:8 against Rob Cross who was just the better player in the match. With his win Rob Cross returned on the first place of the table - one point in the lead before Michael van Gerwen who only managed a draw against Gerwyn Price. Michael Smith and Peter Wright ended in a draw as well and both players were not really happy with the result. Mensur Suljovic was the first winner of the night - he defeated in the weakest match of the league day James Wade deservedly with 8:6.
Bericht, Statistics



Premier League - Preview Tenth League Day
For the tenth League Day - the start of the second half - Premier League travels to Belfast.
During the second half only four matches will be played on each league but the format will be best of 14 legs now instead best of 12 legs. In front of his home crowd Northern Irish Daryl Gurney will stand in the centre of interest. As last year he will play against Rob Cross. Last year Gurney won with 7:5.
Preview
Spielplan



2. April
PDC World Cup
The PDC announced the countries taking part in the PDC World Cup which will be played from 6. - 9. June in Hamburg. Not much changed compared to the previous year only Thailand was replaced by the Phillipines.
In a few countries the qualifiers already were played and the participing players nominated.
Participants



Results 2...
The events 5 and 6 of the PDC Asia Tour at the weekend were won by Philippines Noel Malicdem and Lourence Ilagan who will represent the Philippines in the PDC World Cup in June in Hamburg.
The first two events of the North American Championship Darts Circuit won american Darin Young and Canadian Jim Long.



Results...
Paula Jacklin won during the Gree Festival of Darts in Athens both the Acropolis Open and the Greek Open. The men's event of the Akropolis Open won Italian Stefano Tomassetti - who will part of Team Italy in the PDC World Cup. The men's event of the Greek Open won Frenchman Thibault Tricole.
Winners of the American Virginia Beach Classic were Lisa Ayers and Darin Young. The youth titles went to Buster Graves and Ayama Suchak. The Russiian youth tournaments Young Stars of Darts and Izhevsk Open - in which an astonishing number of girls took part - won Timur Tuchatvulin, Oleg Vasiliev, Ksenia Klochek and Milena Petrova.



1. April
Gurney wins in Hildesheim
Daryl Gurney won in Hildesheim his first European Tour Event.
He defeated in a thrilling and evenly matched final Ricky Evans with 8:6. With Gurney and Evans a seeded and an unseeded player reached the final - both deservedly. Gurney defeated on the finals day with Rob Cross, Stephen Bunting and Adrian Lewis three former world champions. Evans prevailed over Mervyn King, Darren Webster and the like him unseeded Keegan Brown.
Report Finals Day
Overall Statistics European Tour 19



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



31. March
German Darts Championship - Tag 3
On the third day the German Darts Championship will be played to the end in an afternoon- and an evening session.
In the afternoon-session the third round took place. Highlight was a nine-darter from James Wade who lost the close match against Darren Webster in the end with 5:6. Among others Rob Cross was eliminated in the afternoon-session as well - he lost 2:6 against Daryl Gurney.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



30. March
German Darts Championship - Day 2
On the second day of the European Darts Open in an afternoon- and an evening -session the second round of the event will take place. The first round winners will play against the seeded players.
The biggest upset of the second round caused Keegan Brown who elimnated Michael van Gerwen from the tournament. Almost as surprising was Ricky Evans win over Mensur Suljovic. Evans didn't get unsettled by Suljovic today rather slow throw. As third seeded player Dave Chisnall went out of the tournament - he lost in the last match of the night to Mervyn King.
Schedule, Results
Statistics




29. March
German Darts Championship - Day 1
Today in Hildesheim the German Darts Championship will begin - the second event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon- and an evening session the first round will take place in which only the qualifiers will take part
Michael Smith has withdrawn. For him James Wilson m0oves up as seeded player and in the Host Nation Qualifier a fifth place was on offer. By the West/South Europa Associate Members Qualifier qualified Diogo Portela and Mike de Decker. By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Kevin Knopf, Mike Holz, Maik Langendorf, Steffen Siepmann and Jyhan Artut. Besides from the German Tour Card Holders Gabriel Clemens is qualified for the event.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



28. March
Premier League - Judgement Night
On his last Premier League night Raymond van Barneveld showed only a slightly improved performance and lost to his ruthless fellow country man Michael van Gerwen with 1:7. During the press conference afterwards he announced his immediate retirement. Beside van Gerwen Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price and James Wade - with the highest average of the night - won their matches. Before the start of the second half of the season Van Gerwen heads the table level on points with Rob Cross. James Wade sits on the third place with two points less.
Results, Table
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Ninth League Day
Tonight in Rotterdam the ninth league day of Premier League will take place - the Judgement Night.
As it is already certain that Raymond van Barneveld is the player who will be eliminated after Judgement Night from the tournament in that regard it will not be a thrilling league day. But Raymond van Barneveld and his match against Michael van Gerwen will be the emotional high-light of the night - after 14 years of Premier League it will be the Dutchman's farewell to the event which he won in 2014. Last night the legend showed a weak performance. Will he be able tonight to motivate himself for a worthy testimonial match in front of his home crowd?
Schedule



27. March
Premier League - Eigth League Day
After the eigth league day of Premier League it is certain Raymond van Barneveld will be elimanted from the tournament. He lost in a from both players weak match 1:7 against Daryl Gurney. Gurney moved up by the win to the fifth place in the table. Michael van Gerwen won with 7:1 against Peter Wright and is back on the first place of the table as Rob Cross lost in a strange match after a 5:1 lead with 5:7 to Mensur Suljovic. Michael Smith won against Gerwyn Price and the best match of the night between James Wade and debutant Dimitri van den Bergh ended in a draw.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Preview Eight League Day
The eigth and ninth League Day, the Judgement Night, will be played tonight and tomorrow night in Rotterdam.
Tonigth Dimitri van den Bergh will give his Premier League debut and play against James Wade. In the center of interest will of course stand in Rotterdam in front of their home crowd Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen. Van Barneveld still battles against elimination and will play against Daryl Gurney who himself is not quite safe yet. Michael van Gerwen wants to return to the top of the table and will play against Peter Wright.
Preview
Schedule, Results



25. March
Van Gerwen wins in Leverkusen
Michael van Gerwen won the first European Tour Event of the year in Leverkusen with an 8:6 win over Rob Cross and defended his title. Before van Gerwen in a from both sides not impressive semi-final against Mensur Suljovic quite surprisingly threw a nine-darter in the unusual way of 180, 174 and T19, Bullseye, D 20. In the second, better semi-final a convincing Rob Cross defeated Peter Wright. Cross was the only player of the tournament who played consistent averages over 100 in all his matches.
Report Finals Day



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



24. März
European Darts Open - Day 3
Today the event in Leverkusen will be played to the end in an afternoon- and an evening-session.
With Ian White, Michael Smith, Adrian Lewis and Simon Whitlock only four of the seeded players were elimated from the tournament. The best performance of the second day showed Krzysztof Ratajski - in his dramatic win over Michael Smith he had an 105.57 average.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



23. March
European Darts Open - Day 2
On the second day of the European Darts Open in an afternoon- and an evening -session the second round of the event will take place. The first round winners will play against the seeded players.
All Host Nation qualifiers were elimnated first round. Raymond van Barneveld as well lost his first round match against Steve Beaton and is out of the event. The highest average on the not really highclass opening day had Adam Hunt with 97.24.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



22. March
European Darts Open - Day 1
Today in Leverkusen the European Darts Open will begin, the first event of the European Tour 2019.
In an afternoon- and an evening session the first round will take place in which only the qualifiers will take part.
Last night the Host Nation and the West/South Europe Associate Members Qualifiers took place. By the Host Nation Qualifier qualified Fabian Herz, Michael Rosenauer, Nico Kurz and Jyhan Artut for the tournament. None of the German Tour Card holders qualified for the event. But Raymond van Barneveld will return on the European Tour and will play in the afternoon-session against Steve Beaton.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



21. March
Premier League - Seventh League Day
Though Raymond van Barneveld again showed no great performance Max Hopp had no chance at all. Van Barneveld got his first win of the season but still is last of the table. The biggest upset caused Daryl Gurney who defeated an again not in top form playing Michael van Gerwen with 5:7. Far from his best as well was Michael Smith who lost 2:7 to Mensur Suljovic. Besides Rob Cross defeated Gerwyn Price with 4:7 and heads the table with two points more then van Gerwen. James Wade and Peter Wright played 6:6.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Preview Seventh League Day
The seventh league day will be played in Berlin.
Max Hopp will replace Gary Anderson at the Oche and will play in the last match of the night against Raymond van Barneveld who hopes to get his first win of the season and to be able to leave the last place of the table. The two players heading the table - Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross - will play against Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price respectively.
Preview
Schedule, Results



20. March
UK Open Gallery

Finally - the complete UK Open 2019 Gallery!!!
Gallery



Adam "Thorn" Smith is traveling on

Thorn has arrived in Costa Rica and of course is immediately looking out for dartboards. With success - in Dominical you not only can surf you can play darts as well!
"Yo, Throw, Throw And A Bottle Of Rum"



19. March
Coaching Clinic
After the last Coaching Clinic dealt with the darts barrels, this blog of the Darts Performance Centre has a view on the often unjustly ignored Shafts and Flights.
Flights and Shafts



Sylt Open/Classic
Winners of the Sylt Classic were Daniel Zygla and Irina Armstrong. The youth events won Dominik Grüllich and Christina Schuler.
Christina Schuler won the girls event of the Sylt Open as well, the boys' event winner was David Schlichtig. The titles went to Aaron Rahlfs and Lisa Zollikofer.



Results...
Martijn Kleermaker won both the West Fries Masters and the West Fries Open. The ladies titles went to Deta Hedamn and Kirsty Hutchinson. The youth event of the West Fries Masters won Danny Jansen.
The men's pairs of the Torremolinos Festival of Darts won Lee Stanley and Robert Hawker. Grace Crane and Anna Madigan won the ladies pairs. The torremolinos Classic were won by Nick Fullwell and Dana Gleed, the titles of the Torremolinos Open secured Paula Jacklin and Thibault Tricole.
Winners of the Canadian Hub City Open were Dave Cameron and Hayley Crowley.



18. March

Chisnall and Lewis win in Wigan

Dave Chisnall and Adrian Lewis won the two Players Championships in Wigan at the weekend. Dave Chisnall won on Saturday the seventh Players Championship and defeated in the final Daryl Gurney. In the semi-finals stood Mark McGeeney and Gerwyn Price. On Sunday Adrian Lewis for the first time in almost two years got a win on the Pro Tour. He defeated in the final Raymond van Barneveld. The semi-finals reached Jonny Clayton and Keegan Brown.
Participants, Results
Pro Tour



Qualifiers European Tour
The Pro Tour weekend in Wigan started on Friday with the UK and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4 in Munic and Saarbrücken. From the German speaking Tour Card holders only Gabriel Clemens qualified for both events while Martin Schindler qualified for ET 3. Raymond van Barneveld managed to qualify for Saarbrücken. By the UK Qualifiers qualified eight players - among them Steve Beaton, Stephen Bunting and Kyle Anderson - for both events.
ET 3 - Munic
ET 4 - Saarbrücken



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



15. March
Pro Tour Wigan
Today in Wigan the next Pro tour weekend will begin with the UK and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 3 and 4 in Munic and Saarbruecken. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 7 + 8 will take place.
Mensur Suljovic and Corey Cadby will not be in Wigan.
Participants, Results



14. March
Premier League - Sixth League Day
At his Premier League debut Nathan Aspinall couldn't take up the performances which let him win the UK Open and lost with 2:7 against a solid playing Michael Smith. The battle between Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen was a one sided affair which van Gerwen won due to his better hitting rate on the doubles. Besides Mensur Suljovic and Rob Cross won convincingly 7:3 gegen James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld. The last match of the night between Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney ended in a draw that didn't do justive to Wright's better performance.
Table, Results
Bericht, Statistics



Results...
Winners of the Isle of Man Open were Laura Turner and Scott Waites.The Isle of Man Classic were won by Lorraine Winstanley and Richard Veenstra. In the Isle of Man Masters setzten sich Lisa Ashton and Wesley Harms prevailed. The ladies pairs of the Isle of Man Festival of Darts won Casey Gallagher and Fallon Sherrock, the men's pairs title won Rob Collins and Andy Jenkins. In the youth final Luke Littler defeated Beau Greaves with 5:1. Veenstra, who besides was the runner-up of the Isle of Man Open, moved with this successful weekend up to the head of the BDO Rankings.
Winners of the Australian Newcastle Classic were Tori Kewish and Mal Cuming. The youth events won Kaiden Wettig-Wallace and Vanessa James.



13. March
Premier League - Preview Sixth League Day
For the sixth League Night Premier League travels to Nottingham.
UK Open Winner Nathan Aspinall will replace Gary Anderson at the oche and play in the first match of the night against Michael Smith against whom he lost in the semi-finals of the World Championship. Besides UK Open runner-up Gerwyn Price will play against Michael van Gerwen. Price is still unbeaten in this year's Premier League.
Preview
Schedule



The third day of UK Open

In the focus of the third UK Open article are the darts on the final day of the tournament. Besides we walk in Coleridge's tracks to Lynmouth, Lynton and in the Valley of Rocks, the final destination of the Coleridge Way.
The third day of the UK Open



12. March
Unicorn Superleague Germany
At the weekend the second Superleague weekend of the year took place. Oustanding player of the weekend was Gabriel Clemens who won all his 15 matches and now heads the table. On the second place sits Nico Kurz who won ten matches. Ricardo Pietreczko had called off for the weekend and all his matches are rated as 6:0 wins for his opponents.
Superleague Germany



11. March
The second day of the UK Open
The UK Open are always over so fast that I just can't find the time for my articles... But here now is the second article about the second day of the UK Open and about über Coleridge's connection to a second point of interest on the Coleridge Way - the small town Porlock.
The second day of the UK Open



Nordic and Baltic Tour
On the Nordic and Baltic Tour a tournament weekend took place as well. The two events were won by Madars Razma and Dennis Nilsson. Madars Razma is now heading the ranking. Besides qualifiers for the European Tour events were played. Dennis Nilsson qualified for both ET 7 and ET 8. As well for ET 8 Teuvo Haverinnen qualified. For ET 9 Daniel Larsson qualified, for ET 10 Cor Dekker.
Nordic and Baltic Tour



PDC Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan four tournaments of the Development Tour were played. Ted Evetts won both on Saturday as on sunday one event and heads the Development Tour Order of Merit. The other two winners were Nathan Rafferty and Ryan Meikle. Rafferty besides reached the finsl of the first event.
Development Tour



8. March
Premier League - Fifth League Day
The most impressive performance of the fifth league day in Aberdeen showed James Wade who defeated Daryl Gurney with an 109.59 average 7:0 and moved up to the first place of the table. Beside him Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright won their matches.
But in the limelight in Aberdeen stood the last match of night in which Michael van Gerwen played against John Henderson. To the the delight of the Scottish fans Henderson with a strong appearance managed a draw.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



6. March
Premier League - Preview Fifth League Day
The fifth League night takes place in Aberdeen.
John Henderson will replace Gary Anderson and play in the last match of the night against Michael van Gerwen. Henderson has already beaten van Gerwen once in the World Grand Prix 2017.
Preview
Schedule



4. March
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the UK Open.
PDC Rankings



Aspinall wins UK Open
This year the UK Open had a surprise winner: Nathan Aspinall defeated in the final Rob Cross with 11:5 and got his first PDC Major title. From both players it was compared to their other performances during the event not their best match and it was dominated from the start by Aspinall.
Aspinall before defeated in a close semi-final Gerwyn Price 10:9 and just prevented a comeback win of the Welshman. Cross not too much problems with a drained looking Michael Smith and won with 11:7.
Report, Statistics Finals Day



3. March
UK Open - Quarterfinals
None of the UK Open quarterfinals was a really close match. Rob Cross won with 10:7 against Josh Payne though he didn't show a brilliant performance. Both player were clinical on their doubles. Michael Smith played despit his injury with almost 101 the best average and Steve Beaton had no chance at all. Gerwyn Price again played strong and dominated the match after an evenly matched start. Ross Smith almost fell in despair against Nathan Aspinall and lost 6:10 though he had the best double hitting rate of all quarterfinals players.
In the semi-finals first Gerwyn Price will play against Nathan Aspinall. In the second semi-final Rob Cross and Michael Smith will meet.
Draw Semifinals
Statistics Quarterfinals



UK Open
On Finals Day of the UK Open the event will played to the end in two sessions. In the afternoon the quarterfinals will be played, in the evening session Semi-Finals and Final. All matches take place on main stage.
Eight players are still in the event: Rob Cross, Josh Payne, Michael Smith, Gerwyn Price, Nathan Aspinall, Ross Smith, Simon Stevenson and Steve Beaton. None of them till now won the UK Open so there will be a new name on the trophy.
Results, Participants, Schedule



The First Day of the UK Open
This year Global Darts is again at the UK Open and this year there was no snow storm... Of course the main topic of the articles are the darts of the events. Besides they deal with the Coleridge Way, who leads through the Quantock Hills and the Exmoor National Park and with the eponymous poet.
The First Day of the UK Open



2.March
UK Open - Day 2
On the second day with James Wade the last former UK Open Champion still in the event was eliminated in the sixth round. So this year on the trophy a new name will appear. Beside Ross Smith as surprising Simon Stevenson reached the quarterfinals who won on the second day against Kim Huybrechts and Dave Chisnall. Another surprise player in the quarterfinals is Steve Beaton. Besides Nathan Aspinall, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith - still under pain -, Rob Cross and Josh Payne progressed into the quarterfinals.
Draw Quarterfinals
Report



UK Open
On the second day of the UK Open the fifth and second round of the event will be played in an afternoon - and an evening session.
As the top favourites Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson were already eliminated it's new an open-ended event
Results, Schedule, Participants Draw Sixth Round



1. March
UK Open - Day 1
The first day of the UK Open brought many upsets. The two top favourites to win the tournament - Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson - were eliminated by Mervyn King and Steve Beaton. Eliminated as well were Raymond van Barneveld, who looked like he was not able to motivate himself and left the stage immediately, Adrian Lewis, BDO World Champion Glen Durrant and in the last match of the evening the former UK Open Champion Peter Wright. Of the former BDO players only Jamie Hughes is still in the event who impressed in all his four matches of the day. All Riley's amateur qualifiers are out of the event after the first day.
Draw Fifth Round
Report



UK Open
Today in Minehead the UK Open begin - this year in the bright spring sun instead of a snowstorm as last year.
In the afternoon session rounds 1-3 take place, in the evening session the fourth round, in which the Top 32 of the Order of Merit enter the event.
Results, Schedule, Participants



28. February
Premier League - Fourth League Day
The fourth League of Premier League whirled the table. Michael van Gerwen still heads it but lost for the first time this season against a convincing James Wade. So he is now only one point in advance. Gerwyn Price lost one point to Luke Humphries, Mensur Suljovic got his first win this season against Peter Wright. Daryl Gurney was demolished 1:7 by Rob Cross and Raymond van Barneveld lost to Michael Smith.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



27. February
Premier League - Preview Fourth League Day
For the fourth League Day Premier League travels to Exeter. Last year the League Day in Exeter had to be cancelled due to a red weather alert.
Luke Humphries will replace Gary Anderson and play against Gerwyn Price. Price won at the weekend two Players Championships in Barnsley. It probably will be a tough match for Humphries.
Preview
Schedule



26. February
UK Open
The draw for the first three rounds took place yesterday. Again it will be played on eight boards in three venues. As this year there will be more participants - instead the till now top 96 of the UK Open Order of Merit 127 Tour card Holders take part - one more round will be played. The session with the first three rounds will begin on Friday at 11 GMT. Before the evening session in which the fourth round will be played a new draw will take place. In the fourth round the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit will join the tournament.
In the first three rounds the format is Best of 11 Legs, fourth, fifth and sixth round and the quarterfinals will be Best of 19 Legs, in the semifinals and the final the format is Best of 21 Legs.
Draw 1 - 3 Round



25. February
UK Open
At the weekend Barry Lynn, Daniel Day, Callan Rydz and Brian Raman qualified by the Rileys Qualifiers for the event. The field of participants now is complete.
Gary Anderson announced that he will defend his title and stand at the oche in Minehead. Not in Minehead will be last year's runner-up Corey Cadby. So only 127 Tour Card holders will take part.
The draw for rounds 1 - 3 will take place today.
Participants



Price wins in Barnsley
Gerwyn Price won both Players Championships of the weekend. On Saturday - in the fifth Players Championship of the year - he defeated in the final German Gabriel Clemens. On Sunday he prevailed over Ricky Evans. For Clemens it was already the second Pro Tour final, for Evans the first one. In the semi-finals on Saturday stood Dave Chisnall and Danny Noppert. On Sunday besides Nathan Aspinall again Danny Noppert reached the semi-finals.
Ritchie Edhouse, Danny Noppert and Scott Baker threw nine-darters during the Players Championships.
Pro Tour



European Tour
To start the Pro Tour weekend in Barnsley the UK Qualifiers and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the first two European Tour Events in Leverkusen and Hildesheim were played.
From the German Tour Card Holders only Gabriel Clemens qualified for the event in Hildesheim. Raymond van Barneveld qualified for Leverkusen. For both events qualified by the West/South European qualifiers Dimitri van den Bergh. Among the players who qualified by the UK Qualifiers for both events were Mervyn King and Steve Beaton.
During the qualifiers Ted Evetts and Ricky Evans threw a nine-darter.
ET 1 Leverkusen
ET 2 Hildesheim



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



22. February
Pro Tour Barnsley

Today in Barnsley the next Pro tour weekend will begin with the UK and the West/South European Tour Card Holders Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 1 and 2 in Leverkusen and Hildesheim. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 5 + 6 will take place.
Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen will not be in Barnsley, Simon Whitlock will only play on Sunday.
Participants, Results



Premier League - Third League Day
Michael van Gerwen got against Rob Cross a clear 7:2 win and expanded his lead at the head of the table. Besides Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney won their matches. Wright prevailed 5:7 over Steve Lennon who showed quite a good performance at his Premier League debut. Gurney won his match against Michael Smith with the same result. Smith first dominated the match but in the end despaired of his opponent. The other two matches of the evening ended with a draw.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



21. February
Premier League - Preview Third League Day
The third League Day of Premier League takes place in Dublin.
Tonight Irishman Steve Lennon will replace Gary Anderson and play against Peter Wright. But in the focus will be the match between World Champion Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross who are both in great form and ranked one and two in the Premier League table.
Preview
Schedule



19. February
UK Open
At the weekend Chris Lacey and Robbie Collins qualified by the Riley's Amateur Qualifiers for the event.
Both Lacey and Collins will give their debut. Lacey already qualified last year but was one of the players who was not able to come to Minehead due to the weather.
Participants



Ergebnisse...
Winners of the PDC Asia Tour Events 3 and 4 at the weekend were Japaneses Haruki Muramatsu and Seigo Asada. Asada was besides in the third event the runner-up.
Winners of the Scottish Open were Lisa Ashton and Wesley Harma. The ladies pairs were won by Beau Greaves and Deta Hedman, the men's pairs by Diogo Portela and Cody Harris. Harris was besides the runner-up in the men's singles.



DDV Ranking Event in Uelzen

The singles on Saturday were won by Irina Armstrong and Benny Sensenschmidt. Winners of the youth events were Wibke Riemann and Robin Radloff. On Sunday Lisa Zollikofer and Marko Puls were the winners. Puls now heads the DDV men's Ranking.



18. February
Wins for van Gerwen and Durrant in Wigan
Michael van Gerwen got in the third Players Championship of the year already his second win on the Pro Tour -he defeated in the final Ian White with 8:5. In the semi-finals stood Mervyn King and Chris Dobey. During the event van again threw a nine-darter.
The fourth Players Championship on Sunday won an impressive Glen Durrant who prevailed in the final with 8:3 over Dimitri van den Bergh. For van den Bergh it was his first Pro Tour final, for Durrant the first win of his since he joined the PDC in January.The semi -finals reached Gerwyn Price and Rob Cross.
Pro Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and der Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the second Pro Tour weekend.
PDC Rankings



15. February
PDC Pro Tour
Tomorrow and on Sunday in Wigan the second PDC Pro Tour Weekend of the year will take place. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 3 + 4 will be played. Gary Anderson will not play due to his back problems, Raymond van Barneveld has withdrawn as well.
Participants, Results



14. February
Premier League - Second League Day
On the second League Day of Premier League BDO World Champion Glen Durrant replaced Gary Anderson. Durrant showed a good performance but his opponent Daryl Gurney was much more clinical on his doubles and won 7:3. Beside there was a draw between Peter Wright and Michael Smith in a first by Smith dominated match and another as surprising draw between Gerwyn Price and Raymond van Barneveld. Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross won their matches. Van Gerwen is the only player with two wins and heads the table.
Table, Results
Bericht, Statistics



Premier League - Preview Second League Day
On the second League Day Premier League comes to Glasgow.
Instead of the injured Gary Anderson tonight BDO World Champion Glen Durrant will stand at the oche - who in January got a Tour Card. He will play against Daryl Gurney. Gerwyn Price - who heads the table after the first League Day - hopes he can win against Raymond van Barneveld as well.
Preview
Schedule



Galllery PDC World Championship
Well - it's quite some time since the World Championship but we finally wanted a gallery with captions. It turned out to be quite a time-consuming project... But it is ready at last and now you eventually will get to know who are all the players on the pictures.
Gallery



"Only a Publicity Stunt..."
Even though Linda Duffy is very probably right with her statement and the two places for women in the last PDC World Championship were only a publicity stunt, I feel it might be nevertheless for the female darters a step in the right direction...
"Only a Publicity Stunt..."



13. February
UK Open
With Ian McFarlane and Andy Jenkins two more amateur qualifiers are known.
McFarlane already qualified for UK Open in 2016. Andy Jenkins, former PDC pro, will take part for the 15. time in the UK Open. 2004 he stood in the semi-finals.
Participants



BDO/WDF Rankings
All BDO/WDF Rankings were updated.
BDO/WDF Rankings



11. February
Van Gerwen and Chisnall win in Wigan
Michael van Gerwen won on Saturday in Wigan the first Players Championship of the year - he defeated in the final country fellow man Jermaine Wattimena with 8:4. In the semifinals stood the former BDO player Scott Baker and Peter Wright. On Sunday Dave Chisnall won the second Players Championship - he prevailed in a close final over the BDO World Champion Glen Durrant. The semifinals reached Jonny Clayton - who before had eliminated Michael van Gerwen from the event - and Joe Cullen.
On Sunday during the event four nine-darters were thrown - never before that had happened in a Players Championship. A perfect leg threw Geert Nentjes, Chris Dobey, Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen.
Pro Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, th Pro Tour Order of Merit, the Players Championship Order of Merit and the Nordic and Baltic Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



8. February
PDC Pro Tour
Tomorrow in Wigan the first PDC Pro Tour Weekend of the year will begin. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 1 + 2 will be played. Mensur Suljovic has withdrawn and Gary Anderson will not play either due to his back problems. The new Tour Card holders - among them BDO World Champion Glen Durrant - will stand for the first time at the oche.
Participants, Results



PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour
Last weekend the first two events of the PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour were played. Winners were Latvian Darius Labanauskas and Lithunian Darius Labanauskas who now head the ranking. Besides the Nordic and Baltic qualifiers for the European Tour events 4 - 6 took place. For Event 4 Dennis Nilsson qualified, for Event 5 Johan Engström and for Event 6 Kim Viljanen.
Nordic and Baltic Tour



Results...
Winners of the Dutch Open were Dutchman Richard Veenstra and the newly crowned BDO World Champion Mikuru Suzuki. Veenstra was for more then ten years the first Dutchman who managed to win the tournament. Suzuki won together with Yukiro Yamaguchi the ladies pairs as well. The men's pairs won the Dutchman Gino Vos/Berry van Peer.
Winner of the Welsh Gwynedd Open was Eirig Rowlands. The Candian Tri City Open winners were Bill Crawford and Cindy Pardy.



7. February
Premier League - First League Day
The Premier League started with a high class night. Gerwyn Price, James Wade and Michael van Gerwen won their matches and together head the league table. There were two draws - one between Chris Dobey and Mensur Suljovic the other in the last match of the night between Rob Cross and Peter Wright. Raymond van Barneveld after his loss against James Wade sits on the last place of the table.
Table, Results
Report, Statistics



Premier League - Preview first League Day
Tonight in Newcastle this year's Premier League will begin.
The season will be opened with the match between James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld. For the Dutchman it will be his 14. and last Premier League season as he will retire at the end of the year. For the injured Gary Anderson tonight Chris Dobey will stand at the oche and play against Mensur Suljovic.
Preview
Schedule, Results



4. February
Anderson withdraws from Premier League
Gary Anderson - who already withdrew from the The Masters - now withdraws from Premier League as well due to his back injury. as he wants not to risk any long term damage.
For him on each Premier League Nigth a different player will stand at the oche which means Premier League this year is played with only nine players and only one player will be elimanted after Judgement Night. Among the difeerent players who were invited for one League Day are among others Glen Durrant, Dimitri van den Bergh and German Max Hopp, who will replace Anderson on the League Day in Berlin.
New Schedule



UK Open
This weekend again serveral Riley's Amateur Qualifiers took place and Scott Taylor, Wes Newton, Mark Barilli, Kevin Thorburn and Lloyd Browning qualified for the tournament.
While Thornburn and Browning will give their UK Open debut Taylor already qualified for the third time and Barilli for the fifth time. Former PDC player Wes Newton, who didn't manage to win a Tour Card in Qualifying School, in 2011 stood in the final of the UK Open.
Participants



Van Gerwen defends Masters Title
Michael van Gerwen won the Masters' final against James Wade with 11:5 and secured deservedly his fifth Masters title. Van Gerwen dominated the final and Wade was not able to use the chances he got.
Before van Gerwen defeated in the quarterfinals Mensur Suljovic and in the semi-finals Dave Chisnall. Wade reached the final with wins over Joe Cullen and Peter Wright on the last day of the tournament.
Results
Report, Statistics



3. February
The Masters - Day 2
On the second day of the event the first round was played to the end. Joe Cullen caused the biggest upset of the event so far when he eliminated Rob Cross 10:6. Other winners of the evening were Michael Smith, James Wade and Peter Wright who defeated Adrian Lewis in a very close contest with his comeback 10:9.

Results



2. February
The Masters - Day 1
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen started with a 10:5 win over Jonny Clayton in the tournament but not yet was really clinical on his doubles. Stephen Bunting and Dave Chisnall progressed with wins into the next round as well. Most convincing on the first evening of the event was Mensur Suljovic who showed at his 10:1 win over Simon Whitlock the best and most impressive performance.

Results
Report, Statistics












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