PDC 

Day 1 In Tokyo Roundup

Day one of the Tokyo Masters is complete, with all the PDC stars making it through the opening round. In fairness, none of the seeds had to get out of second gear, as the local talent failed to test them. World number one Michael van Gerwen was showing some signs of rust, following his holiday in Thailand after the Shanghai Masters. Van Gerwen dropped three legs against Masumi Chino, on his way to a 6-3 victory. Snakebite Peter Wright whitewashed Chikara Fujimori. In total, the seeds only lost ten legs…

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PDC 

Tough Looking Test For Taylor After The Tokyo Masters 1st Round Draw

The draw for the 2016 Tokyo Masters is now complete. The reigning champion Phil Taylor will start his defence against Haruki Muramatsu, this coming Wednesday. Taylor has the toughest looking of the first round games, as Muramatsu is the most experienced Japanese player. Muramatsu has played Taylor on three occasions but lost all three. The Japanese star should be used to playing on the big stage, as he has competed in four PDC World Championships and twice at the World Cup of Darts.     Taylor will be looking to…

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PDC 

Robbie Green Completes The World Matchplay Lineup after Thrilling Final Day

After a thrilling weekend of darts in Barnsley, the final 32 players have been confirmed for the World Matchplay. With none of the top six in the world at Barnsley this weekend as they were on World Series duty, it gave the chasing pack a chance to close the gap in the rankings. Heading into the final two events Rowby-John Rodriguez was sat in the last qualifying place in the order of merit, with Kevin Painter, Max Hopp, Robbie Green, Andrew Gilding and Jamie Lewis all still having a chance…

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PDC 

The Comeback King Is At It Again

The former world darts champion Richie Burnett has rebuilt his career once, and looks set to do it again winning his first PDC Challenge Tour at the weekend. Burnett was banned for 18 months in December 2014, after testing positive for cocaine during the Grand Slam of Darts qualifying competition. The 1995 Lakeside Champion only returned to action last month and proved that form is temporary, and class is permanent. Burnett claimed his first PDC title in over five years when he beat Ryan Searle 5-2 to claim the £2000…

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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 

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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