May 28th - 29th The Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters
Live on ITV4 | Tickets | PDC Calendar Detail | Dubai Masters Official Website
If you missed the Premier League then you have a Chance to
see eight out of the Premier League Players compete for the Dubai Masters
Trophy. This event is played on stage outside! Letís hope there is no wind to
blow the darts off course! Broadcast Live on ITV4 Sports.
An increased amount of visitors have contacted me about
players walk-on music and nicknames. Some of you have kindly supplied me
with more information therefore I have updated both the players
nicknames and walk-on pages on this site. I
hope to add a few more in the near future but in the meantime if you know
anymore or if any player has since changed either their Nickname or walk-on
please let me know via my contact page.
What coming up...
June 11th - 16th PDC World Cup of Darts
PDC World Cup 2015 Frankfurt, Germany Tournament Preview
Tickets for the World Cup of Darts Frankfurt, Germany are available from the PDC Europe
July 18th - 26th PDC World Matchplay
Defending Champion 16 time World Darts Champion and 15 time World Matchplay
Champion Phil Taylor goes for title no 16. Tickets go fast for this event so
book now. More details on the PDC.tv website and below
How To Purchase:
In Person at the Winter Gardens Box Office
Tel: 0844 856 1111
to the Darts501.com website.
The game of darts is played and enjoyed by millions of people in UK pubs and
clubs and by millions more across the World. The game has come from the humble
roots of the tap and public rooms of the traditional English pub to the
international stage and is regularly televised to millions across the World.
In 1978 the first World Darts Championship was organised by the British Darts
Organisation and sponsored by Embassy tobacco. The winner Leighton Rees from
Wales received a trophy and a cheque for the sum of £3,000.
Prize money has since increased considerably in the game of darts, and the
winner of a major competition can expect to pick up a very attractive amount of
money. Take for example the 2014 PDC World Championship, players picked
up anything from £6,000 for a first round knockout, to a massive £250,000 for
the competition winner. One of the biggest contributors to the rise in prize
money in such competitions has been as a result of increased lucrative
Since 1978 the game has grown into one of the best loved and viewed sports on
television. It has made many darters into house hold names here are just a few:
John Lowe three times world champion, John Part three time world champion,
Martin Adams three times world champion, Eric Bristow five times world
champion, Raymond van Barneveld five times world champion & Phil Taylor
sixteen times world champion.
In March 2005 the 'game' of darts was recently been recognized by 'Sport
England' as a sporting activity which could pave the way to the sport
featuring in future Olympic Games, however I still feel we are a long way from
Darts is one of the fastest growing sports in Holland, China and Asia. Over a
third of the Dutch population watched Raymond Van Barneveld become the first
Dutch player to take the world darts title in 1998; he has since won the title
a further four times 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 (PDC World Darts
Championship). Raymond beat the reigning champion Phil Taylor 7 sets to 6 and
a sudden death leg in the final set. The famous Bull up for the right to throw
first will long be remembered as Phil hit a outer Bull Ramond asked for the
dart to be left in the board as he used it to push his dart into the centre
Bull. Since then the Bulling up procedure in the PDC events has changed. All
darts are removed before the opponents throw. Raymond now equals Eric
Bristow's achievement but still trails Phil Taylor's staggering sixteen world
The prize fund over the years as steadily with players playing for £250,000
first prize in some cases. This is a far cry from the first 'World
Championships' of £3,000. The sports prize money continues to grow making a
few of the current players millionaires.
In December 2007 PDC World Darts Championship moved to the Alexandra Palace. The Alexandra Palace is affectionately know as the 'Ally Pally' and was the stage setting for the world renowned 'News
of the World Darts tournaments' many years ago. This event even was
probably one of the hardest to win with with a best of three legs format
throughout the competition including the final.
In 2001 the BDO introduced a Ladies World Darts Championship which was won by
Englandís Trina Gulliver. Trina has won this event for seven consecutive years
and made the final yet again in 2008 and 2009 but only to lose to a new up and
coming star Anastasia Dobromyslava from Russia in 2008 and Francis Hoenselaar
from Holland in 2009. In 2010 Trina again regained the title beating Rhian
Edwards from Wales 2-0 she then repeated this feat in 2011 again beating Rhain
Edwards by the same margin 2-0 Making her the most successful ladies darts
player in the World, a record breaking nine World Titles. Trina was awarded
the MBE to services to darts and charitable fund raising.
Anastasia moved to the PDC late 2008 and played in a preliminary qualifying
round for the PDC World Darts Championship 2009. She lost to
Dutchman Remco van Eijden 5 legs to 3. She also tried to qualify for the 2010
championship but failed. Anastasia moved back to the BDO late 2010 / early
2011 and in 2012 she won BDO / WDF Ladies Worlds Darts Championship for
a second time and then again title again in 2013.
In 2007 the PDC introduce the first Youth World Championship. This event was
won by Arron Monk who beat Michael van Gerwen 6 - 4 in the final. It wasn't
until 2015 when the BDO followed suit and introduced it's own Youth World
Championship. It was sixteen year old Colin Roelofs from the Netherlands who
became the first victor beating seventeen year old Harry Ward from England 3 -
0. Harry unfortunately didn't win a single leg in the final however I am sure
we will be seeing a lot more from all of these youth players.
On this site you will find a brief history of this intriguing sport along with
all the information you will need to set up the dart board and organise
darting events. You can also learn how boards are made using sisal (a material
used in rope making) and how dart weights, lengths, shafts and flights can
alter the flight of the dart.
The site also features traditional games played on todayís standard dartboards
and UK city boards; Yorkshire, Manchester etc. You can download rules and many
games from here as well as those all important checkouts. Calculate your dart
average using the tables and above all learn how to improve your game. You
will also find practise routines to improve your accuracy and scoring
consistency as well as information about maintaining your dartboard and darts.
There are also many dart related links to professional dart organisations,
manufacturers, suppliers, professional dart players and other UK local dart
leagues. My thanks go to them for their help and support in building this
I hope you enjoy the site your feedback is always welcome and if you like the
site please in form others.
Darts501 was established in 2004 and has had over 5 Million viewers. I look
forward to the next 5 million. Enjoy!
New To Darts501.mobi
to Darts501.mobi - Darts Leg Scorer. I have now added a a leg scorer with
prompted checkouts to the mobile version of this site. The .mobi version is a
condensed version of Darts501.com. It lists many of the features of this site
such as Games, Setup Up, Checkouts, Recourse information, World Champions
Listings. Players nick names and Walk-on and now a useful scorer that many will
find useful while playing darts in clubs and pubs that don't have a provide
electronic score boards.
The new scorer lists previous scores and allows you to undo an impute you can
select various games: 1,001, 701, 501 or 301 to play.
Darts501.mobi requires a smart phone with internet connection. Please remember
you maybe charged data charges by your phone provider when browsing the internet
mobile site. I hope you will find this addition useful.
If you have a smart phone give it a try. For more information about the new
mobile site click on the above banner.
Darts501.mobi will work on any iPhone, iPod touch or Android OS touch
screen phone. Other smart phones with internet access can also view this new
site. For iPhone users that chose to add to home screen there is also a Darts501
iPhone icon making it easier still to link straight back to the site as and when