PDC 

PDC Back To Vegas?

After the roaring success of the PDC Wolrd Series over the last three years, the PDC darting juggernaut looks set to return to American. The last time we saw the PDC on American soil was in 2009 when the last Las Vegas Desert Classic took place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. PDC chairman Barry Hearn is keen to reinvent Darts in America, but Hearn will need all his marketing knowledge and resources if the PDC are to tap into the lucrative sporting industry in the US. During the 80s and…

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PDC 

The Race For Blackpool

The race for this year’s World Matchplay will be settled this weekend, after the PDC Pro Tour at Barnsley. The Matchplay is made up of the top 16 in the world, and the top 16 in the Pro Tour order of merit. With only two events to play, Vincent van der Voort could still break into the top 16 in the world and claim a seeded spot. Van der Voort could still catch any of; Mensur Suljovic, Mervyn King, Simon Whitlock or Benito van de Pas, if he were to…

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PDC 

Van Gerwen Wins In Shanghai

Majestic Michael van Gerwen got back to winning ways at the weekend when he beat James Wade 8-3 to win the Shanghai Masters. Van Gerwen was on a run of no win in this last three competitions, which for the Dutchman could be seen as a crisis as he has blown everyone away over the previous three years. The world number one was pushed the whole way by a rejuvenated James Wade. Wade had beaten Gerwen in Auckland and had also won three of the last four meetings between the…

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PDC 

Day One Of The Shanghai Masters

Day one of the Shanghai Masters 2016 is now complete, and the top PDC stars all made it through to the quarter-finals. Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis only dropped one leg between them. World number one Micael van Gerwen had the trickiest looking game against Paul Lim, and it proved to be that way. Lim pushed van Gerwen the whole way, but the world number one just had too much winning 6-4. Raymond van Barneveld thrilled the crowd to a stunning 161 finish in the final leg of…

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PDC 

Shanghai Masters Draw

The draw for the 2016 Shanghai Masters has taken place. After winning in Auckland and Dubai World Champion, Gary Anderson will start the pursuit of a hat-trick of World Series titles against Yunfei Jiang. The most eye-catching game of the first round is world number one Michael van Gerwen, against Paul Lim. In 1990 Lim was the first player to achieve a live televised nine-dart finish, at the time Lim received 52.000 which was more than Phil Taylor got for winning the world championship. Adrian Lewis, who was runner-up in…

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PDC 

Next Stop Shanghai

The Shanghai Masters takes place this weekend as part of the PDC World Series. The top stars will again do battle after a thrilling Auckland Masters, where World Champion Gary Anderson followed up his win in Dubai. The top 5 seeds have all looked in fantastic form so far. The world number one Michael van Gerwen will be looking to end a baron run for him, as he’s not won any of the last three tournaments. MvG was beaten by James Wade in Auckland, despite averaging 107. Wade played some of…

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BDO 

England Open and England National Singles Roundup

Last weekend was a huge darting weekend on the BDO calendar, having the England Open and the England National Singles over the same weekend at Selsey. In the men’s events, it was a great weekend for the northeast with Glen Durrant winning the England Open, and Gary Robson winning the National singles. Durrant beat Cohan Whitehead 6-3 in a final that had the Selsey crowd on the edge of their seats. Durrant won his first England Open crown with an average of 29.18. Gary Robson had his final all his…

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BDO 

England Open Delight For Duzza

BDO world number one Glen Durrant came through a tough looking field, to be crowned England Open champion for the first time late on Sunday night at Selsey. After a disappointing Friday in the England National Singles, Durrant dusted himself down to get ready for the long day ahead on Saturday. Starting at 9 am on Saturday, Durrant worked his way through the field of over 1000 darters. Durrant won eight matches on Saturday to qualify for the semi-finals on Sunday. In the semi-final, Duzza would face Welsh international Wayne…

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PDC 

Anderson Wins In Ackland

Double world champion Gary Anderson won successive World Series titles, after a thrilling victory over the 2015 Auckland Master Adrian Lewis. The world champion first faced a tough looking semi-final, against the five-time champion of the world Raymond van Barneveld. Anderson had the packed house on the edge of their seats, winning 11-7 with a mind-blowing average of 111.37. Lewis overcame James Wade in the other semi-final, winning 11-9 in a game that could have gone either way. Wade had dumped out the world number one Michael van Gerwen, in…

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PDC 

Wade Stuns Van Gerwen as Lewis Cuts The Power In Auckland

What unbelievable night in Auckland, with Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor both crashing of the Auckland masters. Van Gerwen lost with a 107 average after James Wade produced one of his best performances. Wade found himself 4-1 and was outscoring the world number one. Until the final few legs both players were averaging upwards of 114, but it was Wade who had the answers for everything the MvG throw at him. Wade’s finishing was second to none, taking out 130 and 121 when it counted. In 16 legs of…

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