The World Matchplay arrives in Blackpool once again on July 22nd, with a week of extraordinary of drama in the offing at the Winter Gardens. It's the final appearance of 15-time winner Phil Taylor who retires at the end of the season. Can the Power finish with a flourish? This year's tournament will see a record prize fund of £500,000 on offer to the winner, as 32 players compete for top honours in the Lancashire seaside town. Prize money in the sport has increased for 2017 with this year's showdown at the iconic venue likely to be as competitive as ever.
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The 5 Time World Darts Champion, Raymond van Barneveld, has started a new chapter in his darting career by signing to Target Darts. His new range of darts will be available for all to see at his next televised tournament.
A full range of Target Darts are available at Pure Darts. 4/7/2017
You may hear about Adrian Lewis and James Wade all the time, but despite how popular men’s darts is, women’s darts isn’t content anymore to stand behind as a side show. There are women in the game who could even give the most gifted of male players a good run for their money. On that note, let’s now look at four of the most famous and successful female darts players who have risen to the limelight recently and have plans to stay there for a long time to come.
Anastasia Dobromyslova, Trina Gulliver MBE, Francis Henselaar and Deta Hedman
Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld, team Netherlands won the 2017 PDC World Cup of Darts beating the Welsh duo Gerwyn Price and Mark Webster 3-1 in Sundays final. It is the third time the Netherlands have lifted the crown and the second time Wales have made it to the Grand Final.
* England won the title on the sudden death doubles leg.
World Cup of Darts 2017 – 32 Nations compete for the World National Team title. The new-look England team of Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall will be amongst 32 nations competing in the £300,000 tournament, which is held from June 1-4 live on Sky Sports.
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Michael van Gerwen retains his Premier League title. He beat Peter Wright is the final that saw Peter miss several darts for the match but Michael held his nerve to claim his third Premier League Title.
The last round robin stage of the 2017 PDC Premier League Darts draws to a conclusion at the GE Oil and Gas Arena, Aberdeen on Thursday 11th May.
As usual, there is still some unsettled business to be had before the night is out. Notably, who will be the top four qualifiers for the League Play-off Finals and who will top the table and earn the £25,000 bonus.
Will Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor make it to the finals?
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The BDO have announced that the 2017 Winmau Masters will return to the Bridlington Spa. Th Masters will follow the British Open and Classic that is also being staged at the Spa.
7 days of days will now feature in Bridlington to the delight of many B&B’s. The British Open and classic start proceeding on Friday 22nd and the Masters play-off will start on Monday 25th with the BDO Lakeside play-offs being staged on Thursday 28th.
Full details and for further updates please visit the BDO website.
With eight players left in the Premier League Darts the fight for the top is heating up.
Round 11, from the Liverpool Echo arena will be a pinnacle point in the league for some of the players and most notably, James Wade and Dave Chisnall. The Premier League Darts odds still place the defending champion, Michael van Gerwen, as favourite for this year title however there are some notable matches still to play before the 2017 League Champion is crowned.
England men’s team won the 2017 British Internationals. Paul Hogan (England) produced a 9 dart leg the first in the 38-year history of the event.
The Welsh ladies team won the ladies event beating England on the final day to claim the crown
The Youth Events were won by team England
The men’s and ladies’ tournament history can be found on the Darts-UK.co.uk website.
The event venue has been changed due to the “Sporthalle Harpener Heide” is no longer suitable to accommodate more than 600 visitors. The temporary new venue will be at the Castroper Strasse in a correspondingly festive tent.
The new address is:
Festplatz Castroper Straße, Max-Greve-Straße 34, 44791 Bochum.
In addition, registration for this event we extend the closing date by 27.03.2017.
For more information about the BULL'S German Open 2017 can be found here:
To have such frenzied support behind you can only help, and St Helens-born Dave Chisnall must be rueing his bad luck that, through no fault of his own, he’ll miss out on Night Eight in Manchester.
Rotterdam was rocking last Thursday night as Dutch duo Michael van Gerwin and Raymond van Barneveld delighted the capacity home crowd with their respective victories over Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson.
Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts, will be odds on face elimination but can they pull a win out of the bag?
There is still a lot to play for in the Premier League. Every position counts. The loosing tenth place player will receive £25,000 however ninth place is worth £30,000. Even if ‘Cobra’ and ‘the Hurricane’ fail to make it past tonight’s ‘Judgement Night’ they will still be fighting for position.
The BDO International Open has a change of venue and date. It will now take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at the Gateway Holiday Park, Millennium Coast, Bynea, Llanelli, SA14 9SN. NOT on the 2-4 June as previous specified.
15th July, the Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Open & Classic now has BDO ranking points and will also staging a BDDA eventDarts Events Calendars 16/3/2017
Premier League Darts Manchester, Round Eight. Michael van Gerwen to play twice tonight and he will be looking for a double win. Klaasen and Huybrechts both look venerable to be relegated. What are the best odds on Michael making it a double win tonight?
Premier League Darts, Manchester Arena, Thursday 23rd March 2017
Having finally claimed another World Championship title at Alexandra Palace in January, the Dutchman has already added the Masters to his CV and is unbeaten in the Premier League.
A back injury prevented him from defending the UK Open, with Peter Wright claiming his first televised title, but ‘Mighty Mike’ is clearly the man to beat and is on offer at 1/2 to defend his Premier league title.
The 40yr Japanese dart player Morihiro Hashimoto has sadly died suddenley of a brain haemorrhage on the 13th March.
Hashimoto brought the Alexandra Palace alive when he played Gary Anderson in the first round of the 2011 World Darts Championships. The crowd always supporting the players on the oche chanted his Hashimoto name throughout his match with Gary which he sadly lost.
To the delight of the 5,000 strong crowd, Peter Wright Claimed has claimed his first TV PDC title by willing the FA cup of darts, the Coral UK Open. Peter became the odds-on favourite to win the title when Dutchman Michael van Gerwen had to pull out of the competition due to back injury. Despite, also not having Phil Taylor in the mix, Peter still had to play at his very best to pull through. Over 110 average in his semi-finals against ‘Superchin’ Darly Gurney and then a dominating win in the final against first time finalist ‘The Iceman’ Gerwyn Price.
£350,000 prize fund, £70,000 for the winner.
Michael van Gerwen to miss the Exeter Leg of the Premier League due to injury. Dave Chisnall will play twice tonight. It is still unclear if Michael with be fit enough to play in this weekend’s UK Open.Michael is stuffing from a back injury therefore will not be part of the Round Five of the Betway Premier league. Dave Chisnall will therefore play in Micahels play against James Wade. Micahel will redress the situation in round eight when he will play twice in replacing Dave Chisnall.
It is the last year that we will see darts legend Phil Taylor and it will be sad to see him leave. He is the best there has ever been and has won everything multiple times over. With 16 World Championship Dart titles to his name, it is hard to see anyone ever surpass that level. The now world number six has made a statement saying the 2018 Championships will be his last and will finally retire from the sport.
It seems as though 2017 is going by in the blink of the eye and the Premier League Darts Cup final is almost upon us. It’s less than ten weeks to the final that is set to be held on the 18th of May at London’s O2 Arena.
In years gone by, Phil Taylor has been the number one dominant force in darts but that has all changed in recent times. Dutch superstar Michael van Gerwen is a class above his peers at the moment and it is hard to see him slipping up as he looks to eclipse his incredible 2016 campaign.
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