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PDC BetMGM Premier League, UK Open & WSDT Champion of Champions

PDC Darts Ladbrokes UK Darts Open – March 1-3: Sky Sports DAZN Viaplay PDC TV Live Stream

The FA Cup of Darts, the PDC UK Darts Open Finals, will again descend on Butlin's Minehead. The elaborately shaped tent venue has been the home for the UK Open and Players championships for several years and has become a fan's choice. Sell-out crowds will initially witness the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers compete alongside notable darts legends of the sport across eight boards. As the tournament progresses, the number of live boards is reduced to one from the quarter-finals onwards.

Like the FA football, each round is drawn live on stage. Seeded players can be picked against another seed or a qualifier that has made it through the gruelling rounds. Expect upsets, and this tournament brings loads. Andrew Gilding was the unlikely but well-deserving winner of the 2023 championship. He beat Michael van Gerwen 11-10 in the nail-biting final.

 

PDC Darts - Champion of Champions, March 23-24: Channel 5 247.tv

The World Senior Darts Tour (WSDT) has become a big success story for senior and ex-world champions and dart fans. The sports' biggest heroes have previously shown the world they ruled the sport for many years, now coming together in the seniors tour.

Sixteen-time World Darts Champion Phil Taylor is saying farewell to the darts tour, and the tour may be the last time you can see the Power play competitive darts. Only selected players for the Champion of Champions, with others now qualifying for the main tour events. Live from Viva Blackpool, the event is covered this time via 247.tv and Channel 5.Tickets  are available from the WSDT website.

 

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PDC Darts BetMGM Premier League Darts, Feb 1 - May 23: Sky Sports DAZN Viaplay PDC TV Live Stream

The New season of Premier League Darts sponsored by BETMGM will take place at arenas across Europe from February to May as the sport's biggest names battle it out for the coveted title.

The roadshow of events will see the World's elite dart stars competing across 16 league phase nights, with the top four progressing to the playoffs finals on May 23. The first-night round begins in Cardiff at the Utilita Arena - on Thursday, February 1.

Players: Luke Humphries | Michael van Gerwen | Michael Smith | Nathan Aspinall | Gerwyn Price | Rob Cross | Peter Wright | Luke Littler

The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners, including DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV (excluding subscribers based in the UK, Germany, Austria & Switzerland).

Updated: 22/02/2024

BetMGM 2024 Premier League Players, Schedule, Venues and Results

 

PDC 2024 BetMGM Premier League Darts

PDC BetMGM Premier League Players 2024

The PDC Premier League returns with the top four players by order of merit, Luke Humphries, Micheal van Gerwen, Michael Smith, and Nathan Aspinal taking prime billing. They are joined by a further four picked by the PDC selectors based on their performance over the past twelve months.

Joining the top four by order of merit is Gerwyn Price, Rob Cross, Peter Wright and the 2024 World Champion Runner-up Luke Littler

Premier League Darts 2024 Prize Money

The Bet MGM PDC Premier League Darts prize pot for 2024 is to remain at £1,000,000. The Winner of each night will also earn a £10,000 bonus in addition to their final ranking.

Winner: £275,000
Second: £125,000
Semi-Finalists: £85,000
Fifth: £75,000
Sixth: £70,000
Seventh: £65,000
Eighth: £60,000
Weekly Winner Bonus: £10,000
Total Rize Fund: £1,000,000

 

2024 Premier League Players Line-up

 Luke Humphries  Gerwym Price
 Michael van Gerwen  Rob Cross
 Michael Smith  Peter Wright
 Nathan Aspinal  Luke Lttler

The Premiership line is made up of the four highest ranked PDC players and four further players selected by the PDC

The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and Viaplay

Sky Sport DAZN Viaplay

 

PDC Premier League - Buy Tickets

For more information please visit the PDC Website.

 

PDC Premier League Darts Results Table 2024

 

Night Four - Premier League Darts Results Table 2024

Pos

 Player

Nights Won

Matches Won

Leg Diff

Legs Won

Legs WAT

Pts

Move

1

 Michael van Gerwen

3

9

+15

59

21

15

2

 Michael Smith

1

4

+3

38

13

7

3

 Luke Littler

0

4

+3

44

13

7

4

 Rob Cross

0

3

-3

33

6

6

5

 Luke Humphries

0

3

+1

35

12

5

6

 Gerwyn Price

0

3

-3

32

12

5

7

 Nathan Aspinall

0

2

-6

27

9

3

8

 Peter Wright

0

0

-10

14

5

0

   Movement from previous week.

After week 16 the Premier League moves to the play-off finals at the O2 Area in London.

 

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PDC Previous Premier League Darts Champions

Year

Winner

Score

 

Score

Runner-up

2023 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
5
Gerwen Price
2022 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
10
Joe Cullen
2021 Jonny Clayton
11
-
5
Jose de Sousa
2020 Glen Durrant
11
-
8
Nathan Aspinall
2019 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
5
Rob Cross
2018 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
4
Michael Smith
2017 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
10
Peter Wright
2016 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
3
Phil Taylor
2015 Gary Anderson
11
-
7
Michael van Gerwen
2014 Raymond van Barneveld
10
-
6
Michael van Gerwen
2013 Michael van Gerwen
10
-
8
Phil Taylor
2012 Phil Taylor
10
-
7
Simon Whitlock
2011 Gary Anderson
10
-
4
Adrian Lewis
2010 Phil Taylor
10
-
8
James Wade
2009 James Wade
13
-
8
Mervyn King
2008 Phil Taylor
16
-
8
James Wade
2007 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Terry Jenkins
2006 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Roland Scholten
2005 Phil Taylor
16
-
4
Colin Lloyd

The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and Viaplay.

Sky Sport DAZN Viaplay

 

PDC Premier League - Buy Tickets

For more information please visit the PDC Website.

 

PDC 2024 BetMGM Premier League Darts Schedules & Match Results

Schedule - Order of Play

 

Night One - Thursday February 1
Ulilita Arena - Cardiff
Peter Wright 3 - 6 Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price 6 - 4 Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen 5 - 6 Michael Smith
Luke Littler 6 - 4 Luke Humphries
Semi-Final        
Gerwyn Price 6 - 2 Rob Cross
Michael Smith 6 - 5 Luke Littler
Final        
Michael Smith 6 - 2 Gerwyn Price
         
Night Two - Thursday February 8
Mercedes-Benz Arena - Berlin
Nathan Aspinall 4 - 6 Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith 6 - 5 Gerwyn Price
Luke Littler 6 - 5 Rob Cross
Luke Humphries 6 - 4 Peter Wright
Semi-Final        
Michael van Gerwen 6 - 5 Michael Smith
Luke Littler 6 - 5 Luke Humpries
Final        
Michael van Gerwen 6 - 5 Luke Littler
         
Night Three - Thursday February 15
OVO Hydro - Glasgow
Rob Cross 6 - 4 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 6 - 2 Peter Wright
Nathan Aspinall 3 - 6 Luke Humphries
Gerwyn Price 6 - 5 Luke Littler
Semi-Final        
Michael van Gerwen 6 - 4 Rob Cross
Luke Humphries 6 - 3 Gerwyn Price
Final        
Michael van Gerwen 6 - 5 Luke Humphries
         
Night Four - Thursday February 22
Utilita Arena - Newcastle
Michael Smith 5 - 6 Nathan Aspinall
Rob Cross 6 - 5 Luke Humphries
Peter Wright 5 - 6 Luke Littler
Gerwyn Price 4 - 6 Michael van Gerwen
Semi-Final        
Nathan Aspinall 6 - 4 Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen 6 - 5 Luke Littler
Final        
Michael van Gerwen 6 - 4 Nathan Aspinall
         
Night Five - Thursday February 29
Westpoint Arena - Exeter
Luke Humphries 0 - 0 Michael van Gerwen
Nathan Aspinall 0 - 0 Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price 0 - 0 Rob Cross
Luke Littler 0 - 0 Michael Smith
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night Six - Thursday March 7
Brighton Centre - Brighton
Luke Humphries 0 - 0 Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross 0 - 0 Michael van Gerwen
Nathan Aspinall 0 - 0 Luke Littler
Michael Smith 0 - 0 Peter Wright
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night Seven - Thursday March 14
Motorpoint Arena - Nottingham
Peter Wright 0 - 0 Gerwyn Price
Luke Humphries 0 - 0 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 0 - 0 Luke Littler
Rob Cross 0 - 0 Nathan Aspinall
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night Eight - Thursday March 21
3Arena - Dublin
Fixtures based on league table following Night Seven
0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night Nine - Thursday March 28
SSE Arena - Belfast
Luke Humphries 0 - 0 Luke Littler
Michael Smith 0 - 0 Michael van Gerwen
Nathan Aspinall 0 - 0 Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross 0 - 0 Peter Wright
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night Ten - Thursday April 4
AO Arena - Manchester
Nathan Aspinall 0 - 0 Rob Cross
Luke Littler 0 - 0 Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith 0 - 0 Luke Humphries
Gerwyn Price 0 - 0 Peter Wright
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night 11 - Thursday April 11
Utilita Arena - Birmingham
Peter Wright 0 - 0 Luke Humphries
Rob Cross 0 - 0 Luke Littler
Gerwyn Price 0 - 0 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 0 - 0 Nathan Aspinall
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night 12 - Thursday April 18
Rotterdam Ahoy - Rotterdam
Michael Smith 0 - 0 Luke Littler
Rob Cross 0 - 0 Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright 0 - 0 Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen 0 - 0 Luke Humphries
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night 13 - Thursday April 25
M&S Bank Arena - Liverpool
Luke Littler 0 - 0 Gerwyn Price
Luke Humphries 0 - 0 Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright 0 - 0 Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith 0 - 0 Rob Cross
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night 14 - Thursday May 2
P&J Live - Aberdeen
Peter Wright 0 - 0 Michael Smith
Luke Littler 0 - 0 Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen 0 - 0 Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price 0 - 0 Luke Humphries
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night 15 - Thursday May 9
First Direct Arena - Leeds
Luke Humphries 0 - 0 Gerwyn Price
Luke Littler 0 - 0 Peter Wright
Luke Humphries 0 - 0 Rob Cross
Nathan Aspinall 0 - 0 Michael Smith
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Night 16 - Thursday May 16
Utilita Arena - Sheffield
Fixtures based on league table following Night 15 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Semi-Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
         
Play-Offs- Thursday May 23
The O2 - London
Semi-Finals & Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
TBC 0 - 0 TBC
Final        
TBC 0 - 0 TBC

Schedule subject to change. Any amendments would be advertised at pdc.tv at the earliest opportunity.

 

PDC Premier League - Buy Tickets


The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and Viaplay.

Sky Sport DAZN Viaplay

For more information please visit the PDC Website

 

PDC 2024 BetMGM Premier League Darts Venues & Dates at a Glance

Premier League

Date

Venue

Night One February 1 Utilita Arena - Cardiff
Night Two February 8 Mercedes-Benz Arena - Berlin
Night Three February 15 OVO Hydro - Glasgow
Night Four February 22 Utilita Arena - Newcastle
Night Five February 29 Westpoint Arena - Exeter
Night Six March 7 Brighton Centre - Brighton
Night Seven March 14 Motorpoint Arena  - Nottingham
Night Eight March 21 3Arena - Dublin
Night Nine March 28 SSE Arena - Belfast
Night Ten April 4 AO Arena - Manachester
Night 11 April 11 Utilita Arena - Birmingham
Night 12 April 18 Rotterdam Ahoy - Rotterdam
Night 13 April 25 M&S Bank Arena - Liverpool
Night 14 May 2 P&J Live - Aberdeen
Night 15 May 9 First Direct Arena - Leeds
Night 16 May 16 Utilita Arena - Sheffield
Play-Offs May 23 The O2 Arena - London

Schedule subject to change. Any amendments would be advertised at pdc.tv at the earliest opportunity.

 

PDC Premier League - Buy Tickets


The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and Viaplay.

Sky Sport DAZN Viaplay

For more information please visit the PDC Website

 

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Welcome to Darts501

Darts501.com

Many viewers will know I have written several successful dart websites over the past twenty years, each with their own spin on the sport. I have also written a few professional player's websites you may have encountered. My love of the game has never diminished, and with over forty years of playing the game, I would like to share as much about darts the game, the sport, the history and the development of the game.

This website is new and fresh, and I have learned from my experience as a player, developer and designer to hopefully bring you a little more to the sport millions love and play every week.

This website contains information regarding the '01 game played by all, plus the many UK regional dartboard differences of both past and present. Player's nicknames, music, dart checkout charts and basic tournament charts are available to download and print for personal use. There will be something on this website for everyone, even if it is a quick look at the facts and myths surrounding the sport.

As a player, I would rate myself as a good pub league player. I never ventured into major competition except for the first year of the PDC UK Open. I won locally but was unable to attend regional knockouts. Today, I tend to watch as a keen supporter of the sport and love to see people enjoying it, even if it is only over a friendly pint or two.

My thanks go to the major dart organisations, dart manufacturers, suppliers, the darts historian Dr Patrick Chaplin, darts legend Trina Gulliver MBE, Mark McGeeney and the many others that have helped me over the years to develop this website and many other dart websites. More details can be found on my acknowledgement page. See footer.

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David King With Phil Taylor, Trina Gulliver MBE and Mark McGeeney

 

TOURNAMENTS
  • Major Dart Tournament Winners History

PDC Darts Tournament History

PDC History

Tournament Winners

  • World Champions
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  • European Champ'ship
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  • World Cup
  • The Masters
  • Champions League
  • World Series
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BDO Darts Tournament History

BDO History

Tournament Winners

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  • British Open
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  • Gold Cup
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England Darts Tournament History

EDO History

Tournament Winners

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Scotland Darts Tournament History

SDA History

Tournament Winners

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WDO Darts Tournament History

WDO History

Tournament Winners

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Dart Players - Nicknames and Walk-on's

Dart Players Nicknames

Professional Dart Players Nicknames & Walk-on Music

An increased number of visitors have contacted me about players walk-on music and nicknames. Some of you have kindly supplied me with more information; therefore, I have updated both the players' nicknames and walk-on pages on this site. I hope to add a few more in the near future, but in the meantime if you know anymore or if any player has since changed either their Nickname or walk-on, please let me know via my contact page.

The revised nickname and walk-on music pages now include several WDDA players.

I do realise there several missing of missing nicknames and walk-on. However, I add more to the lists all the time.

 

MVG Walking man                                                                                                                        Wheelchair Man

Professional Darts

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Darts the Professional Sport

A Brief Introduction to Men's, Women's, and Disability Professional Darts History

In 2001, the former British Darts Organisation (BDO) introduced a Ladies World Darts Championship, which England's Trina Gulliver MBE won. Trina has won this event for seven consecutive years and made the final again in 2008 and 2009, but only to lose to a new up-and-coming star, Anastasia Dobromyslova from Russia in 2008 and Francis Hoenselaar from Holland in 2009. In 2010, Trina again regained the title, beating Rhian Edwards from Wales 2-0. She repeated this feat in 2011, again beating Rhain Edwards by the same margin of 2-0. In 2016, Trina won the World Darts title, making her the most successful lady darts player in the World, with a record-breaking Ten World Titles. Trina has been awarded the MBE for services to darts and charitable fundraising.

In 2008, Lady's dart player Anastasia Dobromyslova moved away from the BDO to the PDC. Anastasia played in a preliminary qualifying round for the PDC World Darts Championship 2009 but lost to Dutchman Remco van Eijden 5 legs to 3. She also tried to qualify for the 2010 championship but failed. Anastasia moved back to the BDO in late 2010 / early 2011, and in 2012, she won the BDO / WDF Ladies Worlds Darts Championship for the second time and then again in January 2013.

In 2007, the PDC introduced the first Youth World Championship. Arron Monk won this event, who beat Michael van Gerwen 6 - 4 in the final. However, in 2015, the BDO followed suit and introduced its own Youth World Championship. Sixteen-year-old Colin Roelofs from the Netherlands became the first victor, beating seventeen-year-old Harry Ward from England 3 - 0. Harry, unfortunately, didn't win a single leg in the final. However, I am sure we will see a lot more from these youth players in the future.

Lisa Ashton from Lancashire has since been dominant in the ladies' game, winning in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. However, in 2019, Lisa was sensationally knocked out in the first round by the Japanese soft-tip star Mikuru Suzuki. Mikuru went on to win the 2019 Lakeside title, beating England's Lorraine Winstanley. Mikuru followed this up by winning the Dutch Open the following month. Mikura retained her title in 2020, beating the tournament favourite, Lisa Ashton. Since then, Beau Greave has dominated the ladies' darts scene and won the ultimate World Championship title in 2022

During the 2019 Lakeside World Championships, calls for a significant review of the ladies' prize fund and short match format were called into question. The winning prize for women was just £12,000 compared to the men's £100,000. The chairman of the BDO at the time said this would be reviewed.

2019 also witnessed a number of the top BDO players move to the more lucrative PDC. With £14M annual prize fund at the time and the BDO contract restrictions taken off, players flocked to win a PDC tour card. The PDC prize fund has steadily increased each year since.

Glen Durrant, who had just won his third consecutive BDO World title, and former BDO No.1 Mark McGeeney, were among the thirty successful players to win a two-year PDC tour card. They were joined by a few others that featured the BDO World Championship event, thus depleting the BDO's leading contenders. With the main BDO stars moving to the PDC, the BDO was left with the old guard to re-establish the once firm grip the BDO held in World Darts.

In 2020, with a new chairman on board, Des Jacklin, the BDO moved their world darts championship away from the Lakeside venue to the O2 Arena. The move was not met with overall approval from the loyal BDO darts fans, who decided not to attend in their thousands. The BDO world championship will go down in history for all the wrong reasons. The change of venue and the recent loss of professional darts referees all added to the BDO's misery. The promised prize money was slashed, and the conversation turned away from the players and directed to the chairman. The poor management left the BDO in debt, and the organisation's future in 2020 looked in doubt. Des Jacklin later resigned as chairman but was reinstated following a narrow county representative vote victory. However, Jacklin could not convince all, and there was a challenge to the BDO dominance in the UK.

The BDO had lost its status as it didn't represent a Country within the World Darts Federation (WDF) and lost its vote. The respective organisation had finally lost its support, and in 2020 several challenges were made to take over the running of the Inter-County Championships. The UK Counties voted for a new organisation, the UK Darts Association, to take over the running of the England and Welsh County Leagues. The 2021 British Inter-County Championships will now be known as the UK National League, Premier League, League One, Two, Three etc. The WDF introduced a World Darts Championship and World Masters, the first World Championships again being staged at the Lakeside Country Club in January 2022. The PDC now firmly run the professional side of darts, with more players competing to join each year.

In 2019, John Lowe, the former three-time World Darts Champion, was awarded an MBE in the UK in the late Queens New Year's Honours list. John became the second male dart player to be awarded the MBE. The late Eric Bristow was the first recipient in 1989. Until 2023, the only female player to receive such an award at this time was Trina Gulliver, the Women's ten-time World Darts Champion. In 2023, Fallon Sherrock was named in King Charles III's birthday honours and also received the MBE honour. In December of the same year, Keith Deller, former BDO World Darts Champion, was also awarded an MBE for raising money for various charitable services in the King's New Year honours.

Dart fans may question the above because Phil Taylor was to receive an MBE in 2001. However, he didn't receive it. The award medal was effectively annulled because he was found guilty of an indecent assault. Taylor denied the charges but had to pay £2,000 due to his conviction.

UK Awards given by the Crown are subject to conditions. One condition is a recipient's criminal record. Awards issued to others, not necessarily sports stars, that later have been found guilty of a crime also face losing awards and titles issued

In 2010, Russ Strobel submitted to Darts Australia a new recommended dartboard height for Wheelchair users. The height Russ has come up with is 137cm to the centre Bull. The height is based on the perceived origins of the standard clock dartboard's standard hanging height. It said the average height of a man in England, UK was 5'8" around the 1920s, the height of the centre bullseye of a standard board. Modern adjustments make that 173cm. Russ took this analogy and worked out the height of a man of 5'8" (173cm) be sitting in a wheelchair. His exact figure came out to be 136.5cm. However, as Russ explained, adding 0.5cm would make the recommended wheelchair dartboard height easy to remember, 137cm (wheelchair) - 173cm (Standard). Darts Australia accepted the concept of the new height for Wheelchair users, and in 2012, it was also accepted by the World Darts Federation. Read more about Disability Darts, which is featured on this website.

On this site, you will find a brief history of this intriguing sport and all the information you need to set up the dartboard and organise darting events. You can also learn how boards are constructed using sisal (a material used in rope making) and how dart weights, lengths, shafts and flights can alter the dart's flight.

The site also features traditional games played on today's standard dartboards, including some I have written and shared. There are also details on UK Regional dartboards, the Yorkshire and the Manchester log-end, to name just two. You can download rules, many games from here, and those all-important checkouts.

You will also find Practice routines to improve your accuracy scoring consistency, and information about maintaining your dartboard and darts. Many dart-related links are also linked to professional dart organisations, manufacturers, suppliers, and players. Thanks to them for their help and support in building this site.

I hope you enjoy the website. Your feedback is always welcome, and if you like the site, please inform others.

Darts501 was established in 2004, and from its humble beginnings and a few makeovers, the website has had well over 25 million viewers, and the increasing trend continues. On average, the website now attracts 1.6 - 2 million pa. However, this figure is vastly undervalued, with more people opting not to have their visit to this website recorded. Modern browsers and VPNs allow visitors to block information. Thanks to all that visit, and keep calling back to see regular updates.

Darts501 has received many good references from professional players, commentators and other writers of the sport. It has become a resource that professionals recommend to others.

Further research into the sport continues, including dartboards used across the UK over the past 100 years., plus the use of darts in war, including the Secret Service in MI9.

Enjoy reading.

DKing

 

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