Gerwyn Price is one of a rare breed of people who have been successful in two different sports.
It is not uncommon for athletes to switch disciplines but for someone to come from the hard-hitting world of rugby and play professional darts to an elite level is unheard of.
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If Rotterdam proved anything last week, it’s that anyone can still win the 2018 Premier League of Darts.
van Gerwin suffered two shock defeats and with three or four matches to go before the play-offs, it really is anyone’s tournament.
Next up up is Manchester for the corporation, but who are the players most likely to go on and win the competition?
We take a look at the favourites to life the PDC Premier League title....
You know the summer is almost here when it’s time to start thinking about the World Matchplay at the glorious Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Following Phil Taylor’s retirement, the trophy is now to be named after the Power, who would have been going in to the tournament as the defending champion after beating Peter Wright in the final.
The 2018 Premier League has now reached the final round robin stage of the competition. The remaining eight players will now compete for a top-four play-off sport at the O2 Arena, London on the 19th May.
Whats is in store for the remaining players?
Are you always looking for new ways to enjoy the sport of darts? The sport of Dartball is a lesser known one that takes elements from two very different games to create a brand new game. Check out our need to know guide that will change you from a Dartball novice to an expert.
The UK weather earlier this month brought disruption to the Premier League and the UK Open earlier this month. Round 5 of the Premier League scheduled to be played in Exeter was cancelled, while the UK Open in Minehead, Wales was played behind closed doors. Despite many fans attending the UK Open, none were allowed into the event. In both cases this was put down to travel safety and arena safety reasons. Fans in some cases had travelled from all parts of the UK and Europe to watch their dart stars in action only to be told hours before the start that the events would not go ahead as planned.
If you’ve ever watched a dart game between experienced players or a pro competition on TV, you know how easy talented players make it look to launch a dart and hit any spot on the dartboard at will. And if you’ve picked up darts yourself, you know just how challenging this is.
But don’t get discouraged if your dart-throwing powers aren’t quite where you want them to be! Even pro players were once beginners practicing the very basics of the throw.
The Premier League has become one of the biggest success stories of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). The sixteen-week, weekly event fills venues of 6-10,000 dart fans and is broadcast live to most parts of the World. Those unfortunate not to be able to receive a TV broad cast in their country can view the event via profession live stream via PDC.TV or via BBC America in the United States.
At the beginning of February 2018, two-time former World Champion Adrian Lewis hit the headlines for a bizarre on-stage altercation with Jose Justicia during the pair's UK Open Qualifier match. Security had to intervene as a war of words broke out between the pair and tempers flared. The cause of the skirmish still remains largely unclear but following a thorough investigation by the PDC, Lewis was suspended with immediate effect.
While it may not be formally considered one of dart’s major events, the fans and players alike look forward to the Premier League every year. This year’s league includes four participants from the 2017 league, two returning players from the 2016 event and four Premier League rookies. Here’s a quick look at the current odds (odds may vary from one betting site to another) to win the title.
The 2018 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship is the 41st World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation, and the 33rd staging at the famous Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey.
Rob Cross put on a dominant display to win his first William Hill World Darts Final. Rob was on top form has he was a run-away winner of the legend of the sport Phil Taylor. It wasn’t to be the fairy tale ending to Phil fantastic career however Phil still average over 102 in the final. Find the betting sites with darts odds.
Rob was missing nothing and Phil’s performance on the night wasn’t strong enough. Phil had a dart for a nine-dart leg but missed double twelve and then lost the leg. Many fans would have loved to see Phil bow out with a seventeenth world title but many also thought the young former electrician may be one step too far.
Rob is a player that will show young players that anything is possible. No other player has had a debut year like him and I am sure it will inspire many others to follow in his footsteps. Rob won a top prize of £400,000 and the Sid Waddell trophy, he also has booked his place in the 2018 Premier League of Darts that starts in February.
Mensur Suljovic has enjoyed a breakthrough year on the PDC circuit and is now firmly established as a top-10 player.
With a quirky throwing style and laid-back manner, the Austrian has endeared himself to the fans and his victory in the Champions League was as popular as it was unexpected.
Could Suljovic be a contender for the 2018 Premier League?
Speed. It is an incredibly engaging and fun sport to watch. Every throw of the arrow counts. Throw in the massive factor of holding nerve and concentration under stress, and it's a perfect TV sport.
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There are still plenty of darts to be thrown this year but as each tournament passes, the PDC World Championship gets ever closer. Michael Van Gerwen is the current odds-on favourite for the annual tournament held at Alexandra Palace but can anyone stop the dominance of the Dutchman at this event?
The most successful player in the history of darts is set to call time on his career at the end of the year but there have been signs in the World Matchplay that ‘The Power’ might yet go out on a high. Wins over Michael Van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis suggest that the 56 year old can still compete with the best but does that mean that Taylor really stands a chance in the PDC World Championships – a tournament that will be his last?
Sixteen-time world champion Phil Taylor is taking part in his final World Matchplay Championship this year where he is bidding for his 16th success in the tournament in Blackpool in what would be a dream way to bow out for the Power.
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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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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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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