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Welcome to Darts-UK.

Here you will find darts news from across the UK and a reminder of the biggest darts events due to take place however if you are looking for a list of PDC, BDO or County fixtures  these can be found on a dedicated Darts Calendar page.

This website will also develop and grow as more article and darts information is added over the next few months so make a point of bookmarking the website and sharing it with others.

I hope you will enjoy having a browse the many pages on here.


Dartboard variations you probably did not know about

Dartboard Variations

Being one of the most played pub games in England and around the world, it is no great surprise that there have been many different variations of dartboards available to players, each offering its own unique rules and objectives.

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The Host of Bullseye Passes Away

Jim Bowen

Sad News to report Jim Bowen has passed away. Jim Hosted the famous Darts TV Game Show Bullseye. Fans of the show can still watch repeats of Bullseye on Challenge TV

More about Bulleye TV Game Show

A documentary, 'You can't beat a bit of Bully' will be broadcast by Challenge TV at 9pm tonight, followed by 3 hours of Bullseye.

Challenge TV will also broadcast back-to-back episodes of Bullseye for 24 hours from 6am on Saturday 17th, in tribute to the great Jim Bowen.

Jim Bowen 1937 - 2018


Rob Cross Premier League Darts 2018

Will Rob Cross recover in the Unibet Premier League?

It has been something of a baptism of fire for Rob Cross since being crowned the 2018 PDC World Champion. The former electrician, who upstaged Phil Taylor in the final of the 2018 World Championship, has since gone into the Unibet Premier League and experienced the gruelling weekly limelight. Cross suffered back-to-back defeats in his opening matches against Michael van Gerwen and Simon Whitlock, with the defeat to the wily Whitlock undoubtedly the most surprising of the two results.

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Emerging Dart Stars

The emerging darts stars that could make their mark in 2018

The curtain is about to go down on yet another remarkable season of darts, with Alexandra Palace playing host to the World Darts Championship 2018 this month. 72 of the world’s best players are competing for the prestigious Sid Waddell Trophy, and there have already been plenty of twists and turns in the competition. The event is fast becoming a platform for emerging talent to make a statement for next season, and as sponsorship money continues to filter down into tournament prize pools around the world, the sport of darts is becoming more competitive than ever before.

But who are the young emerging dart starts to look out for?

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Will Michael Van Gerwen Ever Match Phil Taylor's Achievements?

Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor bows out at the end of the 2017 season and the World Darts Championship at Ally Pally will be his final even, bringing the curtain down on a colourful and hugely decorated career. There have been many up-and-coming players who have been dubbed 'the next big thing' but very few have been able to come anywhere close to matching the success and longevity of the 'The Power'. One potential successor is Michael Van Gerwen, with the Dutchman dominating the sports over the past couple of years. Will MVG ever be able to match the legacy that is set to be left behind by Taylor?

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07/12/2017 °°

William Hill World Darts Championships - News update…

Peter Wright is doubt for the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships after he was rushed to hospital on Thursday 30th November with suspect gallstones.

Although Peter is now back home his management says he has had to cancel his exhibition work in the run-up to Christmas. The PDC World Championships starts on 14th December and Peters first round match is scheduled to be the last match feature in the first round matches, 21st December. The No 2 Seed is scheduled to play Brazilian, Diogo Porteta.

WDF Darts WDF World Cup

The 2017 WDF World Cup finals will be streamed via YouTube on Friday 6th and Saturday the 7th October. England, Scotland, and Wales are not represented this year. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have entered teams.

Full details can be obtained from the WDF website.

The 2021 World Cup will be hosted in Esbjerg Sports and Event Park, Denmark. The Danish Darts Union expects 550 darts players from 40 Countries to take part in the event.


Darts Top Sport

Proof that darts is the top sport

A recent poll of 2,000 people saw darts come out on top of the UK Sports Integrity Index, which measures the perceived level of integrity of the top 12 professional sports in the UK.



Michael Van Gerwen Has "Even More Motivation to Win" Following His Month Away From the Circuit

Micheal van Gerwen - Champions League 2017

The World Number One Michael Van Gerwen has announced his return to the circuit following a month off and issued a statement on his website suggesting he has "even more motivation to win" as he aims to continue his remarkable 2017. The Dutchman has recently become a father for the first time and opted to spend August with his young family as opposed to competing in various tournaments around the world.


5/9/2017 ° °

The Global Reach of Darts.

2018 Premier League Darts - Germany


The Premier League will head to Germany for the first time next year as darts continues to expand its horizons throughout Europe.

The PDC stars already travel far and wide, with tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and the hugely popular Premier League will now make its debut in Germany at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Thursday February 22.



Van Gerwen Hoping to Kickstart a Big Six Months in Blackpool

Michael van Gerwen - World Matchplay Blackpool

Dutch darts ace Michael van Gerwen is pushing hard to secure a hat-trick of World Matchplay titles this week at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, just weeks after celebrating a World Cup of Darts success.


25/7/2017 ° °

PDC World Matchplay Review 2017

World Matchplay Darts 2017 - Raymond van Barneveld


Will Michael van Gerwen make it a hat-trick of World Matchplay titles or will his fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld make it his first Matchplay title? All to play for as the 32 strong team of dart professionals make their way the Winter Gardens, Blackpool for the 24th PDC World Matchplay Darts Event.

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Michael Van Gerwen Faces Stephen Bunting in the Opening Round of the World Matchplay

World Matchplay 2017 Gerwen Vs Bunting

The World Matchplay begins on the 22nd of July at the legendary Winter Gardens in Blackpool, with top seed Michael Van Gerwen looking to continue his domination of the sport with a third successive victory at the tournament. Will the Dutchman be able to continue his terrific form at the event and continue his remarkable 2017 when he opens up against Stephen Bunting?


17/7/2017 ° °

Raymond van Barneveld Makes a more to Target Darts

Raymond van Barneveld -Target Darts - Pure Darts


PurdartThe 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.


An early look at the 2017 PDC World Matchplay

PDC WOrld MatchPlay, Blackpool,July,2017
Thirty-two of the finest darts exponents the planet has to offer will converge on the iconic Winter Gardens venue in Blackpool from July 22-30, for one of the most prestigious events in the Professional Darts Corporation calendar.

The exact line-up is yet to be finalised as the world’s top-16 players will be joined by the next highest ranked 16 from the ProTour Order of Merit. A pair of European Tour competitions and two Players Championship events remain before the cut off as a host of hopefuls jostle to hold down a place in the sport's summer show-piece.



Darts Betting Summer 2017

Darts Betting Guide Summer 2017

Darts is not the most popular betting sport, yet darts lends itself well to casual and professional gamers alike. The heads-up nature of the matches and the fact that darts is a game played mostly between individuals means there are typically fewer variables so you can take your chances on who you think is most likely to win.



PDC US Masters 2017

The Inaugural US Masters arrives on the PDC circuit in July

One of the more intriguing events on the PDC tour begins on July 14th, with the very first staging of the US Masters in Las Vegas. A huge prize fund is likely to entice a number of top players to the event with the preceding qualifying rounds allowing some of the top US and Canadian players the chance to take on the big boys.

Darryl Gerney and Max Hopp Make their US Masters Debuts while Phile Taylor plays his last US Masters Event.


12/6/2017 ° °

Phil Taylor - Darts Legend

Can Phil Taylor end his career on a high?

Earlier this year Phil Taylor announced via the PDC that 2017 would be his last year on the circuit. The curtain is set to come down on a remarkable darts career but will the 16-time world champion go out in a blaze of glory or with a whimper?


7/6/2017 ° °

BDO Darts The Winmau Masters returns to Bridlington Spa.

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.


Premier League Darts 2017

Premier League Darts 2017

The Premier League is starting to get towards the business end of proceedings so who is likely to make the cut for the O2 Area in May and who is likely to struggle? Who should you put your money on?

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BDO Darts British International Winners 2017

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 here.

BDO Darts Bulls German Open and Masters

The BDO have reported a late venue change for the 2017 Bull’s Open and Masters 7-9th April.

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:

The Five Greatest Darts Players of all time

Five Greatest Players

Are these the five greatest dart players of all time? I am sure everyone has their own views but here are a few of ours...




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