Oct 23 2014

European Championships First Round

ADRIAN LEWIS begins his defence of the 888.com European Championship title against Jelle Klaasen on Friday, as Michael van Gerwen bids for glory in a third successive weekend on the PDC circuit in the ITV4-televised event in Germany.  World number three Lewis defeated 2012 champion Simon Whitlock 11-6 as he won his first European Championship title at the RWE Sporthalle in Muelheim last July.

This year’s three-day event kicks off on Friday when the 32 players compete in the first round in Germany, with Lewis kicking off his challenge against Holland’s Jelle Klaasen, a former semi-finalist.

The £250,000 tournament, featuring an increased prize fund this year, will be televised live on ITV4 from the RWE Sporthalle in Muelheim, Germany. A small number of tickets are still available via www.pdc-europe.tv.

UPDATE:  So Barney said on Twitter there’s something new/different tonight.. and then on ITV4 they seem to think he may be wearing glasses for the first time on TV.  so will it be a flop like Taylor or just what the doctor ordered?  

Friday October 24
Afternoon Session (1.45pm-6pm local time, 12.45pm-5pm UK)

First Round
Wes Newton (85.74) 1-6 (98.72) Ian White
Vincent van der Voort (101.09) 6-2 Robert Wagner (100.59)
Rowby-John Rodriguez (93.53) 2-6 (91.36) Robert Thornton
Jamie Caven (95.03) 6-2 (91.41) Mensur Suljovic
Brendan Dolan 6-2 Michael Smith
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Jyhan Artut
Dean Winstanley (91.41) 5-6 (88.23) Kim Huybrechts
Christian Kist 5-6 Mervyn King

Evening Session (8pm-12am local time, 7pm-11pm UK)
First Round

Peter Wright 6-5 Benito van de Pas
Andy Hamilton 1-6 Stephen Bunting
Gary Anderson 5-6 Terry Jenkins
James Wade 4-6 Ronny Huybrechts
Adrian Lewis 4-6 Jelle Klaasen
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Justin Pipe
Phil Taylor 6-2 Steve Beaton
Simon Whitlock 4-6 Raymond van Barneveld

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Oct 20 2014

Unibet Masters Draw

TAYLOR TO MEET NEWTON AS DUTCH DUO CLASH IN UNIBET MASTERS FIRST ROUND

Phil at last year's Masters event

Phil at last year’s Masters event (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

PHIL TAYLOR will begin his bid to retain The Unibet Masters title on Saturday November 1 against Wes Newton, while World Champion Michael van Gerwen faces a massive all-Dutch clash with Raymond van Barneveld at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre.

The second staging of the £160,000 tournament will see the world’s top 16 players do battle across two days, live on ITV4, on November 1-2.  The opening day will feature the eight first round games split across two sessions at the Royal Highland Centre, with two of the event’s Scottish stars in action in the afternoon session on Saturday November 1.

World Championship finalist Peter Wright, who was born in Lothian, will take on Justin Pipe in the tournament’s opening fixture, before Ayrshire’s former UK Open champion Robert Thornton meets Premier League star Dave Chisnall.

The afternoon’s third game sees Australian number one Simon Whitlock take on Mervyn King – a European Tour winner in September – before two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis, last year’s Masters runner-up, faces leading Belgian Kim Huybrechts.

The evening session kicks off as in-form James Wade, who reached the World Grand Prix final recently and won a Players Championship on Saturday, takes on Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan.

Reigning champion Phil Taylor, the 16-time World Champion, will then meet two-time major finalist Wes Newton before the eagerly-awaited all-Dutch meeting between World Champion Michael van Gerwen and Premier League Darts champion Raymond van Barneveld.  Scottish number one Gary Anderson, the former Premier League champion who has won six ranking titles during 2014, then takes to the stage for the final first round game, as he meets 2012 World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton.

“We’ve thrown up some very special games for darts fans during this event,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

“This event is the best versus the best – the top 16 in the world – and it’s an event not to be missed.”

Tickets for The Unibet Masters are still available and can be purchased from pdc.seetickets.com and by calling 0844 871 8807.  Tickets are also available through www.secc.co.uk and by calling 0844 481 8898.

The Unibet Masters
First Round Draw & Tournament Bracket

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Raymond van Barneveld (16)
Dave Chisnall (8) v Robert Thornton (9)
Simon Whitlock (5) v Mervyn King (12)
Peter Wright (4) v Justin Pipe (13)
Phil Taylor (2) v Wes Newton (15)
Gary Anderson (7) v Andy Hamilton (10)
James Wade (6) v Brendan Dolan (11)
Adrian Lewis (3) v Kim Huybrechts (14)

Schedule of Play

Saturday November 1
Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

First Round x4

Peter Wright v Justin Pipe
Dave Chisnall v Robert Thornton
Simon Whitlock v Mervyn King
Adrian Lewis v Kim Huybrechts

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

First Round x4

James Wade v Brendan Dolan
Phil Taylor v Wes Newton
Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld
Gary Anderson v Andy Hamilton

Sunday November 2
Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

Quarter-Finals

Whitlock/King v Wright/Pipe
Wade/Dolan v Lewis/Huybrechts
Taylor/Newton v Anderson/Hamilton
van Gerwen/van Barneveld v Chisnall/Thornton

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Semi-Finals & Final

Format

First Round – Best of 15 legs
Quarter-Finals – Best of 15 legs
Semi-Finals – Best of 19 legs
Final – Best of 19 legs

 

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Oct 19 2014

MvG Wins Players Championship 18

THE PDC ProTour weekend in Crawley concludes with Players Championship 18 at the K2 Centre in Crawley on Sunday.

The £50,000 tournament features 128 players, with PDC Tour Card Holders joined by PDPA Associate Members to compete for the £10,000 first prize. The event is the last ranking event before the cut-off for The Unibet Masters, with the top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit qualifying for that event.  Ian White needs to win today to break into the top 16 and take a place in the Masters, otherwise the top 16 are set.

The tournament also concludes the penultimate PDC ProTour weekend of the year, with only the double-header in Coventry on November 22-23 to follow before the fields for the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals and William Hill World Darts Championship are finalised.

All games are the best of 11 legs, with play commencing at 12pm. The draw will be made following the close of registration at 11am, with the top 32 players from the One-Year ProTour Order of Merit seeded.

Live Scores from selected matches are also available through the PDC Live Scores Website, http://live.dartsdata.com/Default.aspx.

Players Championship 18
K2 Centre, Crawley, Sunday October 19 2014

Third Round Losers £500

MvG beats Wade

Fresh after his Grand Prix win, MvG wins on the floor (Pic Lustig / PDC)

Gary Anderson 6-2 Paul Nicholson
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Stephen Bunting
Andrew Gilding 6-4 Brian Woods
James Wade 6-4 Darren Webster
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Mark Forman
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Wayne Jones
Michael Smith 6-3 Jamie Lewis
Vincent van der Voort 6-1 Mickey Mansell
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Raymond van Barneveld
Jamie Caven 6-1 Dave Chisnall
Peter Wright 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
Justin Pipe 6-1 Keegan Brown
Robert Thornton 6-5 GIno Vos
Ian White 6-4 Ronnie Baxter
Jyhan Artut 6-3 Chris Aubrey
Steve Beaton 6-0 James Richardson

Fourth Round Losers £1,000
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Gary Anderson
James Wade 6-4 Andrew Gilding
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Jamie Caven
Peter Wright 6-1 Justin Pipe
Ian White 6-0 Robert Thornton
Jyhan Artut 6-3 Steve Beaton

Quarter-Finals Losers £1,500
James Wade 6-0 Terry Jenkins
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Peter Wright
Jyhan Artut 6-3 Ian White

Semi-Finals Losers £2,500
James Wade 6-3 Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Jyhan Artut

Final
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 James Wade
Winner £10,000
Runner-Up £5,000

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Oct 18 2014

Crawley Pro Tour; Player Champs 17

THE race to secure places in The Unibet Masters concludes this weekend, with Ian White aiming to break into the 16 qualifying spots at the Players Championship double-header in Crawley.

This weekend’s PDC ProTour tournaments mark the cut-off for places in the second staging of The Unibet Masters, which features the top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit.

Going into the double-header, only Stoke ace Ian White can break into the current top 16, although the World Championship quarter-finalist would need to win £5,000 prize money – the equivalent of two semi-finals or one final during the weekend – to progress.

Wes Newton, Raymond van Barneveld and Kim Huybrechts are the three players at the bottom of the top 16 whose places could be in jeopardy from White over the weekend in Crawley, providing an added edge for the quartet going into the two Players Championships.

All games are the best of 11 legs, with play commencing at 12pm. The draw will be made following the close of registration at 11am, with the top 32 players from the One-Year ProTour Order of Merit seeded.

Live Scores from selected matches are also available through the PDC Live Scores Website, http://live.dartsdata.com/Default.aspx.

Players Championship 17
K2 Centre, Crawley, Saturday October 18 2014

Fourth Round
Gary Anderson 6-1 Jay Foreman
Darren Webster 6-2 Kevin McDine
James Wade 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Robert Thornton 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Stephen Bunting
Benito van de Pas 6-2 Ross Smith
Kim Huybrechts 6-5 Ronnie Baxter
Steve Beaton 6-3 Brian Woods
Losers £1,000

Quarter-Finals
Gary Anderson 6-0 Darren Webster
James Wade 6-5 Robert Thornton
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Benito van de Pas
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Steve Beaton
Losers £1,500

Semi-Finals
James Wade 6-4 Gary Anderson
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Michael van Gerwen
Losers £2,500

Final
James Wade 6-5 Kim Huybrechts
Winner £10,000
Runner-Up £5,000

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Video

Phil Taylor vs Paul Lim Dartslive Softip

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Oct 15 2014

Competition Winners Drawn

OK so I had two competitions running over the Grand Prix last week, and it’s time to announce the winners.

Unicorn Huybrechts Darts Comp

I had a set of Ronny and Kim Huybrechts darts to give away thanks to those lovely people at Unicorn Darts.

The winners were;

  • Michael Kite in London  – wins the Kim Huybrechts darts
  • Karl Williams in Reading – wins the Ronny Huybrechts darts

I’ll hopefully be posting those off tomorrow!

Darts Performance Centre Practice Book Comp

I also had a darts coaching book from the darts performance centre, a log book to help your practice sessions actually work to improve your game.

The winners of the two books are;

  • Freddie Jones in Swansea
  • Will Gray in Driffield

Thanks to all who entered – hopefully I’ve have more giveaways soon for all you darts fans!

Krispy

Kim Huybrechts Unicorn darts

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