The PDC World Series of Darts has come a long way since its inaugural year in 2013. Back then, just two events existed as the PDC dipped their toes in the water of taking darts and its biggest stars into new territories.
Indeed, these tournaments - with the first held in Dubai in May and the second in Sydney in August - were used as testers to gauge what sort of interest outside of the typical strongholds there was for professional darts tournaments.
The Premier League moves to the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff for Round 12 with a clear leader, Rob Cross.
Rob had a problematic 2018 following his maiden World Championship victory. He acknowledged that the pressure from the media other darting commitments took its toll on his game. After losing in the 2019 World Championships, it came as a bit of relief and to quote Rob from one of his interviews; he felt like he had got a monkey off his back and could now concentrate on his game.
Daryl Gurney is one of the new breeds. He quietly goes about his business and is steadily rising up the PDC order of merit and claimed his first European title in March 2019. Daryl beat another of the new breeds, Ricky Evans in the final of the German Darts Championship. Along the way, Daryl beat former World Champions Rob Cross, Stephen Bunting and two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis.
On the 24th March 2005 darts became a recognised sporting activity by Sports England. Later the same year, on the 3rd June, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland added their unanimous agreement that darts was a sport. To some, darts as a sport is controversial and still call it a game like snooker, while others compare darts to other forms of hand-eye coordination sports such as pistol, rifle and archery shooting.
In recent years the BDO has come under a lot of criticism from the players for not promoting the sport well enough to gain new sponsors and with the broadcasters. In 2018, the BDO appointed a new chairman, Des Jacklin and he inherited a lot of big challenges to turn the fortunes of the BDO around.
Following a crushing 7-1 defeat to compatriot Michael Van Gerwen in Rotterdam last week, an emotional Raymond Van Barneveld announced his immediate retirement from the sport, bringing forward his decision to withdraw from competitive darts after originally planning to bow out at the end of this year.
From its humble beginning of the taproom in the local pub, darts has become one of the most-watched TV sports on British TV, second only to the nation’s number one sport football.
Following a disappointing World Championship, Barney now finds himself outside the automatic selection for the big majors of 2019. Raymond currently lies at the bottom of the 2019 Premier League table and with only a few rounds to go before Judgement Night, Raymond could find he is relegated out of the remaining weeks.
Nathan Aspinall will be the Premier League contender at the Nottingham Arena. Nathan, unlike the other contenders, has had the best few months of his darting career and made the world of professional darts look at his chances of a victory in the sixth round of the Premier League.
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Round five of the PDC Premier league comes from Aberdeen, Scotland and will feature the gentle giant John Henderson as the Gary Anderson replacement contender.
John had a great run at the 2019 PDC World Championships and will surely be a crowd pleaser in his native home city of Aberdeen. To date, no contender has won their match. Chris Dobey and Luke Humphries both managed draws while Glen Durrant the three-time back-to-back BDO World Champion lost 7-3. Steve Lennon managed a little better at losing 7-5. However, John is facing the current defending league champion and World Champion Michael van Gerwen.
The year 2018 saw the overturning of PASPA which paved the way for legal sports betting in the US. Now many US states are trying to legalize sports betting in their respective states. Sports betting in NJ has only been legal since June 2018 but in that short time, it has become very popular. With such positive changes, you are sure to benefit a great deal if you are a player living in the US. However, you would do great if you remember the following golden rules for all your betting.
Darts is a major sport and the top professionals play in million-pound tournaments broadcast on television channels around the world. These are major events and Williamcode gives fans the chance to learn about the players and follow the action. Unlike sports like football, rugby, or basketball, many amateur players may not know how to become a professional darter. Moreover, youngsters interested in playing darts as a profession may be unaware of development programs to teach them the finer points of the game.
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 1-3rd March. Will the Dutchman to continue his domination of darts or will there be another winner to add to the title list?
The world number one and current PDC World Champions has not won the UK Open since 2016 and will again be aiming to claim the title back next month. With is recent World Championship victory and three wins in the first three rounds of the Premier League, ‘Mighty Mike’ will be a favourite to reclaim the UK Open title.
Professional darts has ascended in recent years to become a favourite betting sport among European sports gamblers. Much of the credit for this phenomenon goes to the marketing brilliance from the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), formally the World Darts Council (WDC). The Corporation has been able to successfully capture a significant brand built around Darts superstars like Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and the incomparable Peter Wright with his signature Mohawk of brilliant colours.
The third round of the 2019 PDC Premier League comes from the 3Arena Dublin and is always a venue packed to the brim with dart fans.
Michael van Gerwen heads up the leader board having won both of his past two matches. The reigning Premier League Champion and current World Champion looks like he is in curse control, however, his opponent in Dublin is the former 2018 World Champion, Rob Cross. Cross is currently equal in second place with one win, one draw, plus a three-leg difference. A win for Cross could see him heading up the Premier League Table come the fourth round.
Darts has been a popular game played in the public houses in the UK for over a hundred years. The early wooden boards had to be soaked to allow the dart punctures to heal before the next day’s play. Some still find it hard to imagine how anyone can have a steady hand after long binges of alcohol, however, the competitive nature of the sport has lived on to this day.
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Round two of the 2019 Premier Darts comes from the SSE Hydro Glasgow. With Gary Anderson pulling out of this year’s event due to a back injury, this week his place will be taken by Glen Durrant, the current and three-time back-to-back BDO World Champion. Glen has already made his mark on the PDC since winning his tour card last month. In the second round of the Players Championship, Glen reached the final, however, it was an on-form Dave Chisnell who took the honours.
Changes to the 2019 Premier League of darts have been made before a dart has been thrown. The former 2015 Premier League Champion and two-time World Darts Champion, Gary Anderson, has pulled out of the event due to an ongoing injury to his back. Gary also missed the PDC Masters, an event he was highly tipped to win.
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The 2019 Premier League Darts is bigger than ever. Ten of the top PDC players compete in a round robin phase to gain points. After round nine, known as the ‘Judgement Night’, the bottom two players in the league table are eliminated. The remaining eight players then continue the round-robin quest until round-fifteen. At this stage, the top four players then progress to the knockout week or knockout finals.
The rules are pretty simple. Every week the players play a best of 14 leg match. If a player wins 8 legs, he gains two points the loser nothing. If the match is drawn 7-7 both players are awarded a point. Players on equal points are then sorted by wins against the throw. i.e. if they have won more legs against the throw, they appear higher on the league board.
Michael van Gerwen | Michael Smith | Peter Wright | Rob Cross | Daryl Gurney | Mensur Suljović | Gary Anderson | Raymond van Barneveld | Gerwyn Price | James Wade
Rob Cross produced one of the best stories in the history of the PDC World Championship back in January as Voltage capped off a dream debut season as a professional darts player to lift the trophy at the Alexander Palace after beating the legend of the sport, Phil Taylor, in the final. Without being disrespectful to Cross, before the world championship, he wasn’t a household name. However, he proved that if you put in the hard work in this game, you get your reward.
Many players on the tour will take inspiration from Cross’ achievement last season and will be hoping to follow in his footsteps by winning their maiden world title in January. Here are three players who have the game to rule supreme at the Ally Pally.
Michael van Gerwen started as betting favourite to win this year’s Premier League Darts title and after the tournament’s second most successful player behind Phil Taylor booked his place in the playoffs, he’s looking good value to go all the way.
While it may not be formally considered one of dart’s major events, the fans and players alike look forward to the Premier League every year. This year’s league includes four participants from the 2017 league, two returning players from the 2016 event and four Premier League rookies. Here’s a quick look at the current odds (odds may vary from one betting site to another) to win the title.
At the beginning of February 2018, two-time former World Champion Adrian Lewis hit the headlines for a bizarre on-stage altercation with Jose Justicia during the pair's UK Open Qualifier match. Security had to intervene as a war of words broke out between the pair and tempers flared. The cause of the skirmish still remains largely unclear but following a thorough investigation by the PDC, Lewis was suspended with immediate effect.
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