Austrian Darts Open – Five things you may have missed

Young Belgian fails to break the curse     Former World Youth Champion Dimitri van den Bergh failed to break the much publicized ‘curse of Ross Smith’ on day one of the Austrian Darts Open. He hit eight perfect darts on day one of the tournament as he eased past Simon Stevenson with a 103 average. The curse comes from the baron run of five … Continue reading Austrian Darts Open – Five things you may have missed

Development Tour 3/4 round-up

Following Saturday’s victories for Nathan Rafferty and Wessel Nijman, the field of over 250 players returned to Wigan’s Robin Park Sports centre for the third and forth PDC development Tour events. Rob Hewson and Niels Zonneveld were victors as we rounded off an excellent weekend of darts in Lancashire. In the third tournament of the weekend Hewson fought of stiff competition throughout the day to … Continue reading Development Tour 3/4 round-up

Development Tour 1/2 round-up

Nathan Rafferty rounded off a terrific weekend of action by winning his first PDC title in Wigan. The Northern Irishman faced a stern test in the shape of Dawson Murschell in the final, after the Canadian had nailed a nine-darter earlier in the afternoon. Following some convincing victories early in the tournament, wins over Brian Raman and George Gardner took him into the top four. … Continue reading Development Tour 1/2 round-up

Awesome Dawson nails the nine!

Canada’s Dawson Murschell nailed a nine-darter in Wigan on Saturday afternoon as he enjoyed a success filled opening weekend on the PDC Development Tour. ‘Awesome Dawson’ through consistently throughout the two tournaments on the Saturday, losing out in the first final of the weekend to Northern Irish youngster Nathan Rafferty. Following his first ever nine-darter in competitive competition, Murschell said: “I always imagined hitting a … Continue reading Awesome Dawson nails the nine!

World Champion touts Smith for massive year

Rob Cross praised Michael Smith following his victory over the St Helens thrower on Thursday in Sheffield. The 27-year-old pressured Cross throughout the contest but failed to convert a final leg to earn a point. Smith has showed his class in the two months as he has opened up a gap between himself and those outside the top four.     Cross told me how … Continue reading World Champion touts Smith for massive year

Van Gerwen challenges Premier League format

Following his commanding 7-1 victory over Simon Whitlock in Sheffield on Thursday evening, Michael van Gerwen said “there shouldn’t be play-offs” in the Premier League. The Dutchman is now two points clear at the top of the Premier League table and has all but booked his place at the O2 in May, but he questioned the format of the competition. Van Gerwen said: “I’d rather … Continue reading Van Gerwen challenges Premier League format

Gurney – “I thought I would get hammered”

After becoming a farther just eight days ago, Daryl Gurney openly admitted to getting just one hour of practice in the past five days. But the lack of preparation didn’t seem to faze the Northern Irishman. Daryl Gurney made it six matches unbeaten in the Premier League as he edged out a poor Raymond van Barneveld 7-3 in Sheffield. The Northern Irishman broke in the … Continue reading Gurney – “I thought I would get hammered”