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 on the Darts-UK.co.uk website.
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:
To have such frenzied support behind you can only help, and St Helens-born Dave Chisnall must be rueing his bad luck that, through no fault of his own, he’ll miss out on Night Eight in Manchester.
Rotterdam was rocking last Thursday night as Dutch duo Michael van Gerwin and Raymond van Barneveld delighted the capacity home crowd with their respective victories over Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson.
Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts, will be odds on face elimination but can they pull a win out of the bag?
There is still a lot to play for in the Premier League. Every position counts. The loosing tenth place player will receive £25,000 however ninth place is worth £30,000. Even if ‘Cobra’ and ‘the Hurricane’ fail to make it past tonight’s ‘Judgement Night’ they will still be fighting for position.
The BDO International Open has a change of venue and date. It will now take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at the Gateway Holiday Park, Millennium Coast, Bynea, Llanelli, SA14 9SN. NOT on the 2-4 June as previous specified.
15th July, the Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Open & Classic now has BDO ranking points and will also staging a BDDA eventDarts Events Calendars 16/3/2017
Premier League Darts Manchester, Round Eight. Michael van Gerwen to play twice tonight and he will be looking for a double win. Klaasen and Huybrechts both look venerable to be relegated. What are the best odds on Michael making it a double win tonight?
Premier League Darts, Manchester Arena, Thursday 23rd March 2017
Having finally claimed another World Championship title at Alexandra Palace in January, the Dutchman has already added the Masters to his CV and is unbeaten in the Premier League.
A back injury prevented him from defending the UK Open, with Peter Wright claiming his first televised title, but ‘Mighty Mike’ is clearly the man to beat and is on offer at 1/2 to defend his Premier league title.
The 40yr Japanese dart player Morihiro Hashimoto has sadly died suddenley of a brain haemorrhage on the 13th March.
Hashimoto brought the Alexandra Palace alive when he played Gary Anderson in the first round of the 2011 World Darts Championships. The crowd always supporting the players on the oche chanted his Hashimoto name throughout his match with Gary which he sadly lost.
To the delight of the 5,000 strong crowd, Peter Wright Claimed has claimed his first TV PDC title by willing the FA cup of darts, the Coral UK Open. Peter became the odds-on favourite to win the title when Dutchman Michael van Gerwen had to pull out of the competition due to back injury. Despite, also not having Phil Taylor in the mix, Peter still had to play at his very best to pull through. Over 110 average in his semi-finals against ‘Superchin’ Darly Gurney and then a dominating win in the final against first time finalist ‘The Iceman’ Gerwyn Price.
£350,000 prize fund, £70,000 for the winner.
It is the last year that we will see darts legend Phil Taylor and it will be sad to see him leave. He is the best there has ever been and has won everything multiple times over. With 16 World Championship Dart titles to his name, it is hard to see anyone ever surpass that level. The now world number six has made a statement saying the 2018 Championships will be his last and will finally retire from the sport.
It seems as though 2017 is going by in the blink of the eye and the Premier League Darts Cup final is almost upon us. It’s less than ten weeks to the final that is set to be held on the 18th of May at London’s O2 Arena.
In years gone by, Phil Taylor has been the number one dominant force in darts but that has all changed in recent times. Dutch superstar Michael van Gerwen is a class above his peers at the moment and it is hard to see him slipping up as he looks to eclipse his incredible 2016 campaign.
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All eyes will be on Michael van Gerwen once again when the best players in the PDC descend on Butlin’s resort in Minehead between March 3 and 5 for the Coral UK Open as the Dutchman attempts to continue his domination of darts.UK Open review, Players Draw, Order of Play and Prize Fund.
Occasionally in sport we hear a draw referred to as a bit like ‘kissing your sister’ i.e. not good or bad, nor in any way exciting or fun. Thankfully in darts, they are a normally rare occurrence. But three tournaments into the new Premier League Darts season and there has already been three, to highlight how tight the margins are between the top stars of the oche.
After the tournaments in Newcastle, Nottingham and Leeds, not one player boasts a 100 percent winning record, with defending champion Michael van Gerwin, Phil Taylor and James Wade jointly sharing the lead at the top of the Premier League Darts table on five points apiece.
The Jackpot Darts game is the kind of game that a lot of people would expect to be popular in the midst of an online casino gaming website. Darts have been among the most popular games to play at bars for a long time. People can certainly play darts in casinos. Many people love the simplicity of the game of darts, which is very much the sort of thing that is a measure of hand-eye coordination alone. The people who are really good when it comes to this sort of hand-eye coordination are going to succeed. People without these skills are not going to be as good at it. This is something that draws in plenty of people, especially the people who already had great hand-eye coordination as a result of their previous actions.
Darts fans, get ready to be happy! The 2017 Premier League Darts season gets underway at the Metro Centre, Newcastle and it’s going to be another fantastic season with plenty of ups and downs and perhaps the odd surprise. There have been four different winners in the past five years so the current champion Michael van Gerwen is expected to have to work especially hard if he wants to hang on to his title. Read More...
Michael van Gerwen started of 2017 as he finished 2016 with another championship win. This time however it was the biggest prize of them all the PDC world Darts Championships.
The PDC, chairman Barry Hearn has taken the sport of darts and made it a spectator’s sport like no other. Fans both at massive 10,000 set venues want more and TV views just can’t get enough. I too was converted to Sky Sport just for the darts coverage alone.
Mr Hearn announced at the beginning of the 2017 darts season a massive £11.2 million in prize money for players on the PDC darts circuit. There will be TV courage as per last year both on Sky Sports as well as fee to air TV in the UK and many more channels across the World. It is probable the best example to any sport that if you put the right people in charge the sport can grow beyond all expectations.
Well what of the BDO, two new World Champions. Firstly, Glen Durrant, the BDO No.1 who narrowly escaped a defeat in the second round of the Lakeside World Championships to Paul Hogan but went on to lift the trophy every dart player would want to lift in their career. Not surprising Glen is now considering the more lucrative career in the PDC.
The women’s Lakeside World Final was won for the third time by Lisa Ashton. The Women’s competition got a good TV coverage this year on channel 4. The ladies, however, also have the added extra pressure to perform to the highest level seemingly to justify the broadcast of the championships, which is a shame. This year’s overall performance saw some great darts but unfortunately some less spectacular which could be seen in many a local round the UK and I was left less impressed than I have seen them before.
So, what of the 2017 prize funds? The Winner of the William Hill PDC £350,000, the men’s Lakeside BDO £100,000 and the ladies £12,000. There is no competition when it comes to the money side of darts the PDC presently wins hands down a bit like a premier league if you compare this to football.
Anyway, here is to 2017, the PDC are on full throttle, The BDO have a new management team to help promote BDO darts and the Ladies, well I guess little change; however, I hope the new BDO management do more promotion more in this area and certainly review the way to the World finalists are elected as I think this financially hinders players outside the EU. But it is all down to money and sponsorship which is in abundance in the PDC but not seemingly in the BDO
It seems Christmas can come early if you are a professional darts player on the PDC circuit as Barry Hearn, Chairman of the PDC, has announced a recording breaking prize fund on the PDC for the 2017.
The PDC prize fund for 2017 will rise to £11.2 million. Mr Hearn also announced a price freeze on ticket prices from next summer.
The William Hill World Darts Championship prize fund will rise from £1.65 Million to £1.8 million with £400,000 going to the event winner in 2017/2018, which is £50,000 more than the event winner will receive in this year event, 2016/2017.
The 2017 Betway Premier League prize fund will rise from £725,000 (2016) to £825,000 with the eventual champion winning £250,000. The BetVictor World Matchplay 2017 will have a prize fund of £500,000 with £115,000 going to the event winner.20/12/2016
WILLIAM HILL are to make charity donations of £9,000 to Parkinson's UK for every nine-dart finish achieved at the 2016/2017 William Hill PDC World Darts Championship.
PDC Chairman Barry Hearn has revealed that a further £20,000 bonus will be added for the nine-dart finish during this year's William Hill World Darts Championship. This make the nine-dart prize fund £25,000
The festive season is almost here and one of the sporting highlights over the Christmas period is the 2017 Professional Darts Corporation World Championships, which will once again take place at the Alexandra Palace in London. The starting cast of 72 players from all over the globe will battle it out for the top prize of £350,000 and the opportunity to lift aloft the Sid Waddell Trophy in memory of the late, famed darts commentator.But can anyone stop 'Mighty Mike', Michael van Gerwen? ...
Will Michael van Gerwen win his second World PDC Darts title in January 2017? The odds-on favourite has won a recording breaking 25 major PDC Darts titles during 2016 and the world title would be the icing on the cake. But who are the main threats this year…
Durrant dominated both the semi-finals and finals to take his second Masters title however is wasn’t as easy for Gulliver. Trina had to qualify for the Masters and had two very nervy TV rounds however she held her nerve to beat fellow England international Deta Hedman 5-2 in the final.
Vincent D'Hondt of Belgium has won his second successive Winmau World Disability Title beating England’s Richard Green 3-0 in the finalBuy the NEW WInmau Blade 5 Dual Core as used at the Winmau World Masters now from Pure Darts
The Grand Slam of Darts brings together rival players from the PDC and BDO in Wolverhampton this week where all eyes are on Michael Van Gerwen who is gunning for his 25th tournament win of the year. The rampaging Dutchmen looks unstoppable at the moment and bookmakers are taking no chances offering 8/11 for Van Gerwen to retain his crown.