Players Championship Finals
The Players Championship Finals will be played from 24. bis 26. November in Minehead. The Top 64 des Players Championship Order of Merit will take part.
Participants, Schedule
Tournement Information

New Columns
21. November

Coaching Clinic 47:
This month we look at putting a practice session together

Halloween - but it is more about Kuba:
It's Halloween!


Adam "Thorn" Smith travels again :
"Dartin' For St. Martin"


Interview with Jeff Smith


An interview with Jeff Smith - the Canadian player who just won the men's singles of the WDF World Cup.
To the Interview

23. November
Results...
Winners of the Czech Open were Scott Mitchell and Australian Corrine Hammond. The youth titles won Hungarians Gergö Lakatos and Vivien Czipo. Winners of the pairs event were the English pair Wilson/Whitehead, winners of the ladies pairs the Russian/English pair Dobromyslova/Hedman.
Winners of the were Welshman Mark Layton and Deta Hedman. The titles of the New Zealand Ted Clements Memorial got Cody Harris and Tina Osborne. The Hungarian Classic won Dutchman Jeffrey Sparidaans and Deta Hedman. The youth events won Austrian Julian Peuler and Russian Anna Votavova. The Hungarian Masters winners were Serbian Oliver Ferenc and Aileen de Graaf.



Tournament Calendar 2018
The PDC announced a few amendments. Beside WDF/BDO dates were added.
Tournament Calendar 2018



21. November
Catherine Eddowes or Behind Lock and Bars 4
My last article from Wolverhampton deals of course with the last group matches of groups A-D on my last day in Wolverhampton. Beside the article makes a rather murderous connection between Wolverhampton and London - Catherine Eddowes was one of the victims of Jack the Ripper.
Catherine Eddowesnew



20. November
Players Championship Finals
On Friday in Minehead the next big PDC event will begin - the Players Championship Finals.
The PDC now published the draw and the schedule. On the first two days the tournament will be played on two stages, on the finals day only on the mainstage. On the finals day the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship between Josh Payne and Dimitri van den Bergh will take place as well.
Participants, Schedule



19. November
Van Gerwen wins Grand Slam
For the third time in a row Michael van Gerwen secured the Grand Slam title. In a thrilling and in parts very close match he defeated Peter Wright with 16:12.
Before van Gerwen won with 16:8 in the semi-finals against Phil Taylor while Peter Wright surprisingly prevailed 16:15 against Gary Anderson who weakend slightly at the end of the match.
Report and Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts
Today the tournament will be played to the end in an afternoon and an evening session.
In the afternoon in the semi-finals first Gary Anderson will meet Peter Wright. After that Phil Taylor will play against Michael van Gerwen. In the evening session the final will take place.
Results


Münch qualifies for PDC World Championship

Kevin Münch won the final of the Target Super League Germany 10:3 against Dragutin Horvat and for the second time after 2011 will take part in the PDC World Cahmpionship nach London. In semi-finals stood Rene Berndt and Rene Eidams.
Superleague Germany




18. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 8
On the second quarterfinals evening in Wolverhampton we saw a rather one sided and a fiercely contested quarterfinal. Phil Taylor had no problems at all with Daryl Gurney and defeated him with 16:4. Gurney was the only player tonight who played a below 100 average. In the second quarterfinal reigning champion Michael van Gerwen had to give all to win in the end 16:13 against Rob Cross.
Results
Statistics Quarterfinals 2



17. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 7
Best player of the first two quarterfinals was Gary Anderson who was the only one who averaged over 100. Mensur Suljovic kept up with him for a long time but in the ende the Scotsman just was too good for him in this match. In the first quarterfinal both player didn't play their best game and especially Glen Durrant probably was disappointed the more so as he almost hit a nine-darter. But despite his 16:10 win Peter Wright was not happy with his performance.
Results
Report and Statistics Quarterfinals 1



Suffragettes or Behind lock and Bars 3
The third article from Wolverhampton mainly deals with the all deciding third group matches of groups E-H. Beside it has a look on Emma Sproson, suffragette and first female councillor of Wolverhampton who passed som time behind lock and bars...
Suffragettesnew



Grand Slam of Darts
On the seventh day of the Grand Slam the first two quarterfinals will be played.
First as in the first group match of group E Peter Wright and Glen Durrant will meet. After that Gary Anderson will play against Mensur Suljovic.



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 6
The first three last 16 matches last night were rather one sided and were won by Daryl Gurney, Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen. The last match between Raymond van Barneveld and Rob Cross was more thrilling especially as Cross had problems to get into the match and played well below his by now "normal" level. But he found another gear and won in the end 10:7.
Statistics, Report



16. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Tonight the last four Last 16 matches of the tournament will be played.
Daryl Gurney plays against James Wade, Phil Taylor against Darren Webster, Michael van Gerwen against Steve Lennon and Raymond van Barneveld against Rob Cross.
Results



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 5
Yesterday in Wolverhampton the first four last 16 matches took place.
Gary Anderson won after a comeback against Michael Smith, Mensur Suljovic had no problems to defeat the from dartitis suffering Berry van Peer. Closer was the third match in which Glen Durrant won 10:8 against Dave Chisnall. Durrant is the last BDO player still in the tournament. Peter Wright dominated against Stephen Bunting and as well progressed to the last Eight,
Statistics, Report



14. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 4
Compared to the last group matches of groups E-H the last group matches of groups A-D were far less emotional. And most of them were less good too. But in group D we finally had a nine-dart shoot out between which Darren Webster won against Mark Webster. Beside Michael van Gerwen and Mark Webster the following players progressed: Rob Cross, Raymond van Barneveld, Steve Lennon, Phil Taylor, James Wade and Daryl Gurney.



Grand Slam of Darts
Tonight the group phase of the Grand Slam will end with the third group matches of groups A-D. From these groups till now only Michael van Gerwen qualified for the Knock Out phase - the other seven places are still up for grabs.
Results, Tables
Statistik



13. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 3
The last group matches of groups E-H brought drama and a lot of emotion. Most matches were only won in the deciding leg. In the end beside Glen Durrant and Gary Anderson the following players progressed: Peter Wright, Stephen Bunting, Dave Chisnall, Mensur Suljovic, Michael Smith and Berry van Peer.
Statistik, Bericht



Grand Slam of Darts
On the third day of the tournament the last group matches of groups E-H will be played. Only Gary Anderson and Glen Durrant already qualified for the Knock Out phase - all other decisions will happen tonight.
Results, Tables



Behind lock and bars 2..

In my second article I finish off the topic "locks" ... Much more lengthy I report about the second group matches of the Grand Slam of Darts.
Behind lock and bars 2...new



12. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 2
On the second day of the Grand Slam Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld all had to fight for their win. all three were 2:4 behind and won in the end 5:4. Beside this the day was an interesting day of darts on which some of the BDO players got a win and Cameron Menzies developed into the crowd's favourite. The tables were whirled around as well.
Report, Statistics



Behind lock and Bars...

My first article from Wolverhampton this year is about darts...But the limelight is on the first group matches of the Grand Slam of Darts.
Behind lock and Bars...new



Grand Slam of Darts - Day 2
On the second day of the Grand Slam of Darts again an afternoon and an evening session will be played.
In the afternoon groups E - H will play - yesterday group losers againstlosers, afterwards yesterdays winners against winners. In the eveneing session groups A-D will play following the same procedure.
Results, Tables
Statistics



Grand Slam of Darts
Glen Durrant was on the first day of the Grand Slam the only BDO player who won his match. With this he caused an uopset - he defeated number 2 seat Peter Wright with 5:2. There were not many other surprising results - only Simon Whitlock lost against the runner-up pf last year's Youth World Championship Berry van Peer though he had problems with dartitis uand James Wade missed almost all his possible doubles and was steamroled 1:5 by Robin Green.
Statistics,Report



11. November
Grand Slam of Darts - Day 1
On the first day of the Grand Slam of Darts in an afternoon and an evening session the first group matches will be played.
In the afternoon groups E - H will play, in the evenings groups A - D.
Results, Tables
Statistics



10. November
Grand Slam of Darts
Tomorrow in Wolverhampton der Grand Slam of Darts will begin and already on the first day all participants will stand on stage.
As all other seeded players reigning champion Michael van Gerwen - who is the favourit to win - will play his first match against the BDO player in his group, Scotsman Ross Montgomery.
Preview



Finder Darts Masters
The group draw of the Finder Darts Masters took place.
Number 1 seed Mark McGeeney was joined in group A by Andy Frodham and Darius Labanauskas.
Participants, Group Draw



9. November
Nordic und Baltic Tour
At the weekend the last two events of this year's Nordic and Baltic Tour took place in Riga. Both events were won by Kim Viljanen who won seven out of ten events of the tour this year and heads the ranking. Marko Kantele played himself on the second place of the ranking and by this qualified as Viljanen for the PDC World Championship 2018.
Nordic und Baltic Tour



Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC the draw and schedule of the group matches of day 1. In the afternoon session groups E - H will play their first group matches. The match between Michael Smith and James Smith will open the tournament. In the evening session groups A - D among others Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor, who starts his last Grand Slam against Peter Machin.
Draw Day 1



7. November
Grand Slam of Darts
As well yeasterday in Wigan the Tour Card Qualifier for the Grand Slam of Darts was played in which the last eight tournament places were on grab. Qualified are: James Wilson, Robbie Green, Joe Murnan, Alan Norris, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Darren Webster, Steve Lennon and Stephen Bunting. Michael Smith hqualified as European Tour winner as last player for the event. Now the field of participants is complete.
Today the group draw took place.
Participants, Schedule, Group Draw



PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
After the Development Tour in Wiganthe PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship was played down to the final.Reigning champion Corey Cadby was among the participnats as well but lost in the semi-finals.
The final reached Dimitri van den Bergh and Josh Payne. The final will take place on 26. November on the finals day of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.
Participants, Results



Development Tour
At the weekend the last four events of the Development Tour took place. Mike de Decker, Ted Evetts, Rowby-John Rodriguez and Luke Humphries all got a win. By this Humphries stayed head of the table and won a PDC Tour Card. Ranked second is Dimitri van den Bergh who already owns a Tour Card. Players ranked three to eight can take part for free in the PDC Q School 2018.
Development Tour



Third Title In A Row For Van Gerwen
For the third time in a row Michael van Gerwen won the final of the World Series of Darts in Glasgow. He defeated in the final Gary Anderson with 11:6. Both players averaged in the final over 100 but van Gerwen was much more clinical on his doubles. The semi-finals reached James Wade and Daryl Gurney.



5. November
World Series of Darts - Finals Day

Today the tournament will be played to the end.
In the afternoon session the quarterfinals will be played, in the evening session semi-finals and final.
Results
Statistics



World Series of Darts Finale - Day 2
On the second day of the World Series of Darts Final it was again Dimitri van den Bergh who caused the biggest upset - he defeated number 5 seed Raymond van Barneveld with 6:4 and for the first time reached the quarterfinals of a televised tournament. Beside van den Bergh Rob Cross was the only other non seeded player to progress - he prevailed 6:5 over Kyle Anderson.
Report, Statistics



4. November
World Series of Darts Final - Day 1
The first round of the World Series of Darts final brougth several upsets and players like Adrian Lweis, Mensur Suljovic and Dave Chisnall are already aout of the tournament. The best performance of the evening showed Belgian Dimitri van den Bergh with an average of 100.11 who gave his opponent Michael Smith no chance at all.
Report, Statistics



3. November
World Series of Darts Final
Today in Glasgow the final of the World Series of Darts will begin. In the first round tonight qualifiers and invited players will take part.
Match of the evening could be the clash between PDC Unicorn youth world champion Corey Cadby and Jelle Klaasen. The match between Simon Stevenson and Jan Dekker will open the tournament.
Participants, Schedule, Results



2. November
Dartoid's World

It is Halloween and Dartoid is in Cuba. But his Halloween column has not much to do with Halloween...
It's Halloween! Or Punky Night, if you live in Somerset, England!

PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the European Championship.
PDC Rankings



Overall Statistics European Tour 2017
The final averall statistics of the European Tour 2017 you now can find here:
Overall Statistics European Tour 2017



30. October
Results...
Winners of the Turkish Open Singles were Tony O'Shea and Aileen de Graaf. The ladies pairs were won by Paula Jacklin/Aileen de Graaf, the men's pairs by Martin Phillips/Mark Layton. Winner of the Turkish Masters was Willem Mandigers. The LDO Turkish Classic won Aileen de Graaf.
Winners of the Latvia Open were Lithunian Darius Labanauskas and Schwede Helene Sundelin. The youth event was won by Englishman Cameron Anderson. Winners of the Australian Geelong Masters were Corey Cadby and Toti Kewish. The youth events won Harry Spencer and Brianna Mazey. The Alan King Memorial in New Zealand was won by Cody Harris and Desi Mercer.



Van Gerwen wins in Hasselt
In an entertaining and high class final Michael van Gerwen gained with a 11:7 win over Rob Cross his fourth European Championship title in a row and drew level with Phil Taylor who had won the European Championship title in four successive years as well.
Michael van Gerwen reached the final with wins against Simon Whitlock in the quarterfinals and against Kyle Anderson in the semi-finals. Kyle Andereson threw a nine-darter in the semi-final and missed with two match darts in the deciding leg. Rob Cross way in the final included a quarterfinal win against Mensur Suljovic and a win in the semi-finals against Peter Wright.
Report Finals Day



29. October
European Championship - Finals Day
Today is the finals day of the European Championship in Hasselt. In an afternoon session the quarterfinals will take place before in the evening session semi-finals and final will be played. Of the eight seeds only Joe Cullen and Jelle Klaasen were elimnated. With Rob Cross and Daryl Gruney two qualifiers are still in the tournament.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



27. October
European Championship - Day 2
Today in Hasselt an afternoon and an evening session will take place. In the afternoon the last eight first round matches will be played. Among others Peter Wright will play against Krzysztof Ratajski.
In the evening-session the second round will begin and yesterdays winners will play against one another.

Schedule, Results
Statistics



European Championship
The first day of the European Championship was without upsets. The four seeded players of the first day - Michael van Gerwen, Mensur Suljovic, Simon Whitlock and Jelle Klaasen - had no big problems with their first round opponents, only Suljovic had to battle to overcome Kim Huybrechts. The other winners of the first day were Gerwyn Price, Alan Norris, Ian White and Kyle Anderson.
Report First Day



26. October
European Championship
Today beginnt in Hasselt in Belgium the European Championship will begin.
In an evening session the first eight matches of the first round will be played. The match between Gerwyn Price and Ronny Huybrechts will open the tournament. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will stand at the oche as well and will play against his fellow country man Jan Dekker. It looks his ankle injury is healed up.
Preview
Participants, Results
Statistics



24. October
25 Years On
It is already 25 year's on that the PDC better its predecessor the WDC broke away from the BDO. In October 25 years ago the WDC organised its first telvised event - the UK Lada Masters. On this occasion two articles were published on the PDC Homepage which I am allowed to use on this site. Topic of the first article are the 1992 UK Lada Masters which were won by Mike Gregory.
The UK Lada Masters



PDC World Championship 2018
At the weekend the Russian and the South Europe qualifier for the PDC world Championship took place.Russia will be represented this year by Aleksandr Oreshin who gave his Alexandra Palace debut two years ago and who 2016 and 2017 together wis Boris Koltsov Team Russland in the PDC World Cup. The South European qualifier Antonio Alcinas returns to London as well as he took part 2010 and 2011 in the PDC World Championship. He as well is for some years part of the Spanisch PDC World Cup Team. Beside since Jamuary he's got a PDC Tour Card.
Participants, Schedule



23. October
Waterkant Trophy
The men's and women's title of the Waterkant Trophy - a DDV event in Hamburg - on Saturday won Mike Holz and Steffi Rennoch. Winners of the youth events were Christina Schuler and Aaron Rahlfs.
On Sunday Steffi Rennoch again won the women's events while Nico Blum was the men's winner.



Coaching Clinic 47

In this Coaching Clinic is shown based on example how to set up your own practice session. Beside there are several practice games to try.
Coaching Clinic 47



PDC Challenge Tour 2018
Die PDC changed the dates of the Challenge Tour 2018. The first Challenge Tour weekend now will already take place in January while the Challenge Tour weekend in June was dropped. All other dates stay the same.
Challenge Tour



22. October
Wright wins German Darts Masters
Peter Wright got in Duesseldorf his first World Series title with an 11:4 win over Phil Taylor in the final. A tired looking Taylor was not able to keep up with a strong playing Wright.
Before Wright in the quarterfinals eliminated Mensur Suljovic and in the semi-finals won against Raymond van Barneveld. Taylors way in the final included a quarterfinals win against Daryl Gurney and a semi-finals win against James Wade.
All German participants had been eliminated first round. Michael van Gerwen had to withdraw from the event due to an ancle injury.
Results, Statistics and Report Finals Day



20. October
German Darts Masters - Preview
Today in Düsseldorf the German Darts Masters will begin - the last event of this year's World Series of Darts.
In Düsseldorf eight PDC Top players will play gainst eight German speaking players.
Results, Statistics
Preview



PDC World Championship 2018
The PDC now published the for the PDC World Championship 2018 already qualified players and the dates for the last few qualifiers.
Among the already qualified players are Pole Krzysztof Ratajski as the highest ranked East European player in the PDC Order of Merit and Canadian Jeff Smith, who took part last year in the Grand Slam and some time ago owned a PDC two years Tour Card. Ratajski was qualified as Winmau World Masters winner for the BDO World Championship but withdrew and was replaced by Gary Robson.
Participants, Schedule



18. October
European Championship
Now the PDC published the detailed schedule of the first and the second round.
The match between Gerwyn Price and Ronny Huybrechts will open the tournament on Thursday, 26. October. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and runner-up Mensur Suljovic will play their first round matches on the first evening as well. Last match of the first round will be Peter Wright v Krzysztof Ratajski in Friday's afternoon session.
Participants, Schedule



The Barnsley Mystery
Paul Gillings from the Darts Performance Centre accompanied Diogo Portela to the last two Players Championships of the year in Barnsley. There he used his spare time to visit the theatre...
The Barnsley Mystery



17. October
European Championship
The PDC now announced the draw of the first round of the European Championship which will take place from 26. - 29. October in Hasselt in Belgium.
The only German participant, Martin Schindler, will play first round against Rob Cross. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen - again the number 1 seed this year - will open his campaign against fellow country man Jan Dekker. Last year's runner-up Mensur Suljovic will play first round against Kim Huybrechts. Beside Kim Huybrechts with his brother Ronny and with Dmitri van den Bergh two more Belgians will play in front of the local crowd.
Participants, Schedule, Draw first round



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



15. October
Sieg für van Gerwen in Goettingen
With a 6:4 win over Rob Cross Michael van Gerwen got his sixth European Tour title of the year.
In the semi-finals stood Simon Whitlock and Kim Huybrechts. Andy Boulton had been eliminated from the tournament as last qualifier by Simon Whitlock in the quarterfinals.
Schedule, Results
Report Finals Day
Statistics



European Darts Trophy - Day 3
On the third day of the European Darts Trophy the tournament will be played in an afternoon and an evening session to the end.
The last two German players in the event - Martin Schindler and Rene Eidams were eliminated in the second round. Unseeded players still in the tournament are Jonny Clayton, Keegan Brown, Andy Boulton and Jan Dekker.



14. October
European Darts Trophy - Day 2
On the second day of the European Darts Trophy yesterday's winners will play in an afternoon and an evening session against the seeded players.
With Martin Schindler and Rene Eidams two out of five Host Nation Qualifiers survived the first round as did the only Austrian player in the field of participants Zoran Lerchbacher. Schindler - who was yesterday the only player with an over 100 average - will play today against number two seed Peter Wright. Rene Eidams will play against Stephen Bunting and Zoran Lerchbacher against Top favourite Michael van Gerwen.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



13. October
European Darts Trophy
Today in Goettingen the first round of the European Darts Trophy will be played in an afternoon and an evening session. Only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
By the Host Nation Qualifier last night Rene Eidams, Martin Schindler, Robert Allenstein, Nico Blum and Manfred Bilderl qualified for the event. So Schindler still has the chance to qualify for the PDC World Championship by the ranking.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



German Darts Masters
The PDC announced the draw for the German Darts Masters - the last World Series Turnier before the finals in Glasgow.
In Duesseldorf eight PDC Top players will play against eight German speaking qualifiers.
Matches - First Round



Finder Darts Masters
The field of this year's Finder Darts Masters - the last big BDO/WDF event before the BDO WWorld Championships in Lakeside - is filling up.
For the men's event Andy Fordham, the two Canadians Jeff Smith and David Cameron and Scotsman Schotte Cameron Menzies now got a wildcard. The field of participants of the youth event is already complete. Here Justin van Tergouw, Nathan Grivan, Jarred Cole and Keane Barry got the wildcards.
Participants



12. October
European Darts Trophy
Tomorrow in Goettingen the last event of this year's European Tour will begin.
Mensur Suljovic withdrew, for him qualifier Stephen Bunting moves up as seeded player and in the Host Nation Qualifier five instead of four places are on offer.
The PDC already announced the draw for the first and second round.
Participants, Schedule, Draw first and second round



Wins for Cross and Clayton in Barnsley
Rob Cross and Jonny Clayton won the titles in the last two Players Championships of the year in Barnsley.
Rob Cross won Players Championship 21 with a 6:3 win over Adrian Lewis. In the semi-finals stood William O'Connor and Jermaine Wattimena. For Cross it was already the fourth win on the Pro Tour this year. Dave Chisnallthrew a nine-darter in his first round match.
Jonny Clayton got his first Pro Tour Sieg in Players Championship 22 and defeated in the final James Wilson with 6:1. The semi-finals reached Jamie Caven and Jeffrey de Zwaan.
Participants, Results



11. October
Grand Slam of Darts
The PDC now announced which BDO players will take part in this year's Grand Slam of Darts. The eight players are: Glen Durrant as BDO World Champion 2017 and Winmau World Masters winner 2016, Danny Noppert as runner-up of the BDO World Championship 2017, Peter Machin as winner of the World Trophy 2017 and Mark McGeeney, Jamie Hughes, Scott Mitchell, Ross Montgomery and Cameron Menzies, who qualified by the ranking.
The field of participants at the moment looks like this:
Participants



PDC World Championship
More and more places in the field of participants of the PDC World Championship are assigend though several qualifiers took not place yet.
By the Japanese qualifier again Segio Asada qualified. The qualification for Asia won Paul Lim who will take part for the tenth time in a World Championship. William O'Connor qualified as winner of the Irish Matchplay. Winner of Eastern European qualifier was Alan Ljubic and the Central and South American qualifier won Diogo Portela.
Participants, Schedule



BDO World Championships 2018
By the Lakeside Play Offs after the Winmau World Masters the last four places in the BDO men's World Championship and the last two places in the Women's World Championship of the BDO were assigned.
Among the qualifiers is with Michael Unterbuchner a German player - the DDV number 1.
Participants, Schedule



10. October
Winmau World Masters - Finals Day
Somehow I got steam rolled by other dart events when I returned home form the Winmau World Masters in Bridlington. I hope that by now my site is up to date again and can finally close the Winmau World Masters. The gallery will be posted soon as well. But first the article about the finals day of the Winmau World Masters - of course with a lot of pictures! This picture here shows the walk-on man who accompanied the women on stage on the finals day.
Finals Daynew



World Series of Darts Final
After last nights qualifier the field of participants of the final of this year's World Series of Darts - which will take place from 3. - 5. November in Glasgow - is complete. The qualifiers were Rob Cross, Chris Dobey, Dimitri van den Bergh, Justin Pipe, Jonny Clayton, Mark Webster, Jan Dekker and Simon Stevenson. Phil Taylor will not take part in the event.
World Series of Darts



Target Super League Germany
At the weekend the last Superleague weekend of the year was played. Most successful player was Martin Schindler with 14 wins in 14 matches witch moved him up on the third place in the ranking. Head of the table stays Maik Langendorf who won nine of his matches. Die Top Eight of the ranking - Maik Langendorf, Stefan Stoyke, Martin Schindler, Kevin Münch, Dragutin Horvat, Robert Marijanovic, Rene Berndt and Nico Kurz will play in the final on 18. November for a place in the PDC World Championship 2018. Frank Kortendieck and Holger Rettig were relegated.
Target Superleague Germany



9. October
German Darts Masters
The participants of the German Darts Masters are known - the World Series of Darts ebent wich will be played from 20. - 21. October in Düesseldorf. With Maik Langendorf, Stefan Stoyke, Kevin Münch, Dragutin Horvat and Robert Marjanovic the Top 6 of the Target Super League Germany Ranking after the last league weekend qualified.
Max Hopp and Mensur Suljovic got an invitation.
World Series of Darts



Pro Tour - Barnsley
From today till Wednesday the Pro Tour for the sixth time this year comes to Barnsley.
Today the World Series of Darts Finals PDC Tour Card Holder Qualifier takes place with eight places in the World Series of Darts Final on offer. Tomorrow and on wednesday the last two Players Championships of the year will be played.
Participants, Results



WDF World Cup
The men's single title of the WDF World Cup, which took part this year without the teams from England, Scotland and Wales, won Canadier Jeff Smith. The women's single title went to Vicky Pruim from Sweden. The youth titles won Justin van Tergouw from the Netherlands and Denis Hashtbaran from the Iran. Justin Tergouw won together withWessel Nijmann the boy's pairs and together with Kayla Brussel the mixed pairs as well.The girl's pairs won the pair Hashtbaram/Avazzadeh from the Iran. The women's pairs won the Russian pair Dobromyslova und Kononova, the men's pairs the Russian pair Koltsov/Oreshkin. Winner of the men's team event was team australia, winner of the women's team event was team Netherlands.
Participants, Results



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated.
PDC Rankings



8. October
O'Connor wins Irish Matchplay

Before the World Grand Prix final in Dublin the final of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay between Jason Cullen and William O'Connor took place.
O'Connor won with 6:4 and by this secudred himself a place in the PDC World Championship 2018, where he'll give his debut.



7. October
Gurney wins in Dublin
Daryl Gurney as first Irish player with a close 5:4 win over Simon Whitlock got the World Grand Prix Title.
Gurney had started quite nervous into the match and Whitlock managed to win the first two sets in the deciding leg. Than the Northern Irish man finally had settled, leveled and himself took a 3:2 lead. But Whitlock didn't give in, leveled and went 4:3 in front. Gurney won the eigth set and the match went into the deciding set. In the fourth leg Gurney first missed the finishing double with three darts but the Australian was still far back and Gurney's fourth matchdart hit the target.
Bericht und Statistics, Final



6. October
World Grand Prix - - Semifinals
Winners of the two semi-finals tonight were Simon Whitlock and Daryl Gurney, who now will meet in the final tomorrow.
Simon Whitlock defeated Mensur Suljovic in a close match 4:3. Whitlock first was the stronger player but than slumped a little bit and Suljovic was back in the game. In the end the Australian won and for the first time since 2013 progressed into a televised final.
The second match was had faught too though the result doesn't show it. Gurney defeated John Henderson 4:1. Gurney looked a little bit tired but in the end kept his nerve and for the first time reached the final of a ranking and televised tournament.
Results
Report and Statistics, Semifinals



World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the semi-finals of the PDC World Grand Prix will be played.
Mensur Suljovic will play against Simon Whitlock and Daryl Gurney stands with the last Scotsman in the tournament John Henderson at the oche who is the only non seeded player among the last four as well.



WDF World Cup
While in Dublin the PDC Top players play the World Grand Prix in Kobe in Japan players from 28 nations stand at the oche who take part in the WDF World Cup. Many of them traveled on from the Winmau World Masters in Bridlington to Kobe.
Men's and women's pairs and the mixed pairs of the youth are already over. The men's pairs won the Russian pair Koltsov/Oreshkin, the women's pairs the Russian pair Dobromyslova/Kononova and the mixed pairs of the youth were won by the Dutch pair van Tergouw/Brussel. Men's and women's pairs and the mixed pairs of the youth are already over. The men's pairs won the Russian pair Koltsov/Oreshkin, the women's pairs the Russian pair Dobromyslova/Kononova and the mixed pairs of the youth were won by the Dutch pair van Tergouw/Brussel.
All other finals will be played tomorrow and will be streamed on youtube..
participants, Results



World Grand Prix - Day 5
Three of the quarterfinals were quite one-sided matches but with surprising results. Simon Whitlock defeated Benito van de Pas without problems 3:0, John Henderson this time eliminated Raymond van Barneveld from the tournament and Mensur Suljovic prevailed over Peter Wright - who never found into the match - as Henderson with 3:1. The last match of the evening was a thriller. In the end a once again very emotional Daryl Gurney crossed the finishing line really only just in front of Robert Thornton
Results
Report and Statistics, Day 5



5. October
World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the quarterfinals will take place.
Still in the race are Simon Whitlock, Benito van de Pas, John Henderson, Raymond van Barneveld, Mensur Suljovic, Peter Wright, Robert Thornton and Daryl Gurney - that means three Scotmen, two Dutchmen, one Australian, one Austrian and one Irishman.
Results



4. October
World Grand Prix - Day 4
The second evening with matches of the second round was even more one sided than the first one. Benito van de Pas, Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock all won 3:0. Only Peter Wright lost one set but won in the end 3:1 against Mervyn King.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day 4



World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the the second round will be played to the end.
The now favourite to win the tournament Peter Wright will play against Mervyn King. Rising star Richard North will meet Simon Whitlock at the Oche who only just survived the first round. Beside Mensur Suljovic - who now was invited for German Darts Masters World Series Event - will play against Steve West and Gerwyn Price against Benito van de Pas.



3. October
World Grand Prix - Day 3
On the third evening of the World Grand Prix three more onesided and one close and thrilling match were played. After the night Robert Thornton, John Henderson, Daryl Gurney and Raymond van Barneveld progressed into the quarterinals while Dave Chisnall, Alan Norris, Joe Cullen and Steve Beaton were eliminated from the tournament.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day 3



World Grand Prix
Tonight in Dublin the first four matches of the second round will be played.
John Henderson who caused the biggest upset of the tournament so far by eliminating Michael van Gerwen will play today against Alan Norris. Dave Chisnall who showed the best performance of the first round will play against the World Grand Prix champion from 2015 Robert Thornton. Beside Raymond van Barneveld will meet Steve Beaton and Joe Cullen will stand with Daryl Gurney at the oche.



World Grand Prix - Day 2
The second day with first round matches at the World Grand Prix was not quite so sensational as the first one. But both - the now favourite to win the event Peter Wright and Simon Whitlock - only just managed to win with luck against Stephen Bunting and Christian Kist. Rising star Richard North on the other side had no problems to elimnate Mark Webster and Steve West who sent last year Phil taylor packing in the first round this year was successful against James Wade.
Results
Report and Statistics, Day 2



2. October
World Grand Prix - Day 1
Even before the tournament started there was a first surprise - Gary Anderson withdrew form the event due to the impending birth of his second child and was replaced by Mark Webster.
But the results of the first evening were full of upsets as well. Not only Rob Cross, upcoming star of the PDC, but Adrian Lewis and even reigning champion Michael van Gerwen didn't survive the first round.
Results
Report and Statistics Day 1



30. September
World Grand Prix
Tomorrow in Dublin the World Grand Prix will begin.
Already on the first evening reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will stand at the oche against John Henderson. The event will be opened by the match between Alan Norris and Justin Pipe. On Monday the first round will end with the match between Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting.
Participants, Results
Preview



Cross and Suljovic win in Dublin
Rob Cross and Mensur Suljovic won the two Players Championships which were played ahead the World Grand Prix in Dublin.
Rob Cross won on Friday the final against Peter Wright. In the semi-finals stood Mensur Suljovic and Antonio Alcinas.
Today Mensur Suljovic won the final against Stephen Bunting and the semi-finals reached Madars Razma and James Wilson.
Participants, Results



27. September
Winstanley and Ratajski win titles
With a 2:5 win over Corrine Hammond Lorraine Winstanley won the women's Winmau World Master title. Before she had defeated in the semi-finals Trisha Wright.
In the men's event in a more one-sided match Pole Krzysztof Ratajski prevailed - a winner probably no one had predicted. Ratajski defeated in the final number 1 seed Mark McGeeney. Before on finals day he won against Cameron Menzies and Glen Durran. McGeeney had won his semi-final against Gabriel Clemens and his quarterfinal Martin Phillips.



Winmau World Masters - Day 2
After the youth finals the quarterfinals of the women and the last 16 of the men were played. Sarah Roberts, Corrinne Hammond, Lorraine Winstanley and Trisha Wright progressed to the semi-finals. In the men's tournament most of the seeded players won their matches with the exception of Ross Montgomery. But Montgomery lost against James Hurrell, another seeded player, and due to an injury in his throwing arm was not really able to compete.
Winmau World Masters
And here the article for day 2:
The second daynew

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Nico Blum wins Boy's Final
German Nico Blum kept his nerve in the last leg of the final and won the boy's Winmau World Masters. He defeated in a close and high class final his Irish oponent Keanne Barry with 4:3. Barry had impressed with the better scoring and was supported by most of the crowd. But he had too many problems to finish his legs. The girl's final was a more one sided affair dominated by the by now 13 years old Beau Greaves who showed a great performance. Her Irish opponent Katie Sheldon had no chance.



Global Darts at World Masters.
Last year I had not been able to attend the World Masters but this year I managed the long and exhausting travel to Bridlington.
Here my report of day 1 which was quite successfull for the German participants
The first day

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25. September
Winmau World Masters - Day 1
Today in Bridlington the Winmau World Masters began. The men's event was played to the last 16, the women's event to the last 8, the youth tournaments to the final..
The German players were quite successfull: Nico Blum reached the boys final and Gabriel Clemens played himself under the last 16 of the men. Tomorrow both will play their stage matches. For the seeds it was not a good day. Nine of the 16 seeded men and three of the seeded women are already out of the tournament.
Winmau World Masters



24. September
Interview with Jeff Smith
The current Canadian number 1 got especially well known by the performances during the BDO World Championships 2015 and 2016. 2016 Jeff Smith even reached the final. But Jeff Smith owned a PDC Tour Card for two years as well. This year he stands at the oche of the Winmau World Masters.
To the Interview



Wright wins in Riesa
After a rather slow start into the tournament Peter Wright managed to convince in the semi-finals and the final. With a 6:5 win over Kim Huybrechts he won the title.
Wright defeated on finals day Ronny Huybrechts, Jelle Klaasen and Ron Meulenkamp to progress into the final. Kim Huybrechts won against Ian White, Gerwyn Price and Joe Cullen. Mensur Suljovic, last year's winner of the tournament, was eliminated in the third round despite a great performance against Gerwyn Price. The highest average of the tournament played a non seeded player. Ron Meulenkamp had in his semi-final against Peter Wright an 105.89 average.



International Darts Open - Finals Day
On the finals day the tournament will be played to the end.
None of the German qualifiers is still in the tournament but with Ronny Huybrechts, Peter Jacques, Dennis Nilsson, Ron Meulenkamp and Josh Payne some qualifiers are still in the running. Five of the seeded players were already eliminated from the tournament: Cristo Reyes, Benito van de Pas, Daryl Gurney, Michael Smith and Rob Cross.
Results
Statistics



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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