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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.

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Grand Slam of Darts 2018

Grand Slam of Darts 2018

One of the eagerly awaited darts tournaments of the year will again be shown live via Sky Sports. The Grand Slam of Darts bring the two darting organisations together for this unique tournament. The best of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) line up against the top qualified players from the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

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1/11/2018


PDC Players Championship 2018

Favourites Aiming for 2018 Players Championship Finals Success

The draw has been announced for the 2018 Players Championship Finals, with the eleventh edition of the PDC darts tournament set to take place between 23rd and 25th November at Butlin’s Minehead resort, featuring the top competitors from the 22 Players Championship events throughout the year so far.

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31/10/2018


Adrian Jackpot Lewis

What has happened to Jackpot?

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor prodigy, Adrian Lewis, was the hottest thing in darts several years ago. Winning back to back World Championship titles in 2011 and 2012 respectively it seemed nobody could stop him. However, he is currently ranked 16th in the PDC order of merit which means he just qualifies for the major tournaments without having to qualify via the many Pro Tour Events

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24/9/2018


Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barnevled

Betting Preview for the PDC World Matchplay, Blackpool

Darts tournaments come thick and fast over the summer months, but none loom so heavily on the horizon as the PDC World Matchplay (21st-29th July). The prestigious event, now boasting a massive prize fund of £500,000, is set to return to the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, as Britain (hopefully) continues to bake in the July sunshine.

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11/07/2018


PDC Europen Tour 2018 - Copenhagen

Who can stop MVG in Copenhagen?

He is far and away the best darts player on the planet today, and there is already plenty of conversation as to whether he might one day eclipse Phil Taylor to become the best ever. At 29 years old, Michael Van Gerwen could be at the top of the game for another 20 years or more, so it is certainly a possibility. But the question in the here and now is just who can stand between the mighty Dutchman and yet more PDC titles.

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14/06/2018


Drink and Darts

How does drinking really affect performance?

Pint in one hand, arrows in the other. It is a scene that you can witness in any one of a thousand or more pubs up and down the country on a Friday night. The fact that darts has its grassroots in the countless pub leagues makes it understandable that there is a strong connection between the sport and downing a few beers. But there are many who are adamant that a drink is more than just too wet the whistle, and that alcohol improves their performance.

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14/06/2018


PDC World Darts Championships

PDC Confirms 2019 World Darts Championship to Feature 96-Strong Field

The 2018/19 World Darts Championship is set to have an expanded field of 96 players, with record prize money on offer too. The sport’s continued growth has been recognised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) in recent years. The pinnacle of world darts expanded to a field of 72 professional players back in 2010 and will grow to 96 this year, with a new pool of international qualifiers expected to get their shot at sporting stardom.

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06/06/2018 °°


Mensur Sujovic

Mensur Suljović Beats Dimitri Van Den Bergh in Epic German Masters Final

Mensur Suljovićwon his first World Series of Darts title in front of a packed crowd, when he put in an amazing performance to beat rising star Dimitri van den Bergh 8-2 in the German Darts Masters last Friday - 25th May.

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29/5/2018


Eric Bristow

Eric Bristow’s Death Opens Up Tale of Gambling and Drinking

The death of Eric Bristow, aged only 60, in April sent shockwaves through the world of darts, and the sporting fraternity in general.

In the weeks after his death his heartbroken partner Bex Gadd, 39 has now revealed he left a worrying diary entry hours before his death on April 5 which read: “Thursday waiting for Joe to pick me up. Feel bad. Cold sweats. It feels like my heart is going to explode. Don’t like it. Going to ECHO - the show must go on.”

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29/5/2018


All You Need To Know About Darts

All you need to know about darts

All you need to know about darts!

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23/4/2018


BDO British Internationals 2018 - Results

The Scottish Boys took the first title of the 2018 British Internationals, England Boys were runners-up and the Welsh Boys were third.

England girls on retained their title. All three matches were 1-1 draws but the England girls had the best leg difference, Scotland and Wales were joint second.

England Ladies won the 2018 British Internationals, Wales second, Scotland third.

England Men won the 2018 British Internationals, Scotland second, Wales third.

You can replay the event via the YouTube Stream links below. 247.tv

Friday 6th APRIL 2018 Saturday 7th APRIL 2018 Sunday 8thAPRIL 2018
Replay - DAY ONE Replay - DAY TWO Replay - DAY THREE
18.30 Eng 1 - 3 Scot (Boys) 11.00 Scot 1 - 1 Eng (Girls) 10.00 10.00 Eng 8 - 4 Scot (Men)
19.30 Wal 1 - 1 Scot (Girls) 11.45 Scot 2 - 2 Wal (Boys) 13.30 13.30 Wal 4 - 2 Scot (Women)
20.15 Wal 1 - 3 Eng (Boys) 12.45 Eng 1 - 1 Wal (Girls) 15.00 15.00 Wal 4 - 8 Eng (Men)
21.15 Eng 4 - 2 Wal (Women) 13.45 Scot 2 - 4 Eng (Women)
15.15 Scot 9 - 3 Wal (Men)

More information can be obtained via the Wales Darts Organisation

8/4/2018


Mark McGeeney - Gladiator

Have a look at the NEW ‘Gladiator’ Mark McGeeney website, it looks great!

Mark is the current BDO & WDF No.1 ranked player and the two-time back-to-back Dutch Open Champion. He certainly made a name for himself in 2017 and he continues his winning streak during 2018. Mark is also a member of the England international squad and will next play for England in the BDO International in Wales 6-8 April

http://markmcgeeney.com/


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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16/3/2018


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

14/3/2018


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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05/3/2018


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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4/1/2018


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 °°


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.

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5/9/2017 ° °


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.

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25/7/2017 ° °


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?

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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.

4/7/2017

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.

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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?

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7/6/2017 ° °


 

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