The 2018 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship is the 41st World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation, and the 33rd staging at the famous Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey.
Rob Cross put on a dominant display to win his first William Hill World Darts Final. Rob was on top form has he was a run-away winner of the legend of the sport Phil Taylor. It wasn’t to be the fairy tale ending to Phil fantastic career however Phil still average over 102 in the final. Find the betting sites with darts odds.
Rob was missing nothing and Phil’s performance on the night wasn’t strong enough. Phil had a dart for a nine-dart leg but missed double twelve and then lost the leg. Many fans would have loved to see Phil bow out with a seventeenth world title but many also thought the young former electrician may be one step too far.
Rob is a player that will show young players that anything is possible. No other player has had a debut year like him and I am sure it will inspire many others to follow in his footsteps. Rob won a top prize of £400,000 and the Sid Waddell trophy, he also has booked his place in the 2018 Premier League of Darts that starts in February.
Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Darryl Gurney, Raymond van Barneveld, Mensur Suljovic, Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith, and Simon Whitlock
Mensur Suljovic has enjoyed a breakthrough year on the PDC circuit and is now firmly established as a top-10 player.
With a quirky throwing style and laid-back manner, the Austrian has endeared himself to the fans and his victory in the Champions League was as popular as it was unexpected.
Could Suljovic be a contender for the 2018 Premier League?
The Sky Sports Darts have signed a new contract to be PDC Darts to our screens for a futher seven years!
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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas Without the Darts! The Biggest Party in Town!
One of the great things about darts is that there are so many different games, with different variations, that you can play. Round the clock is one of the most versatile of all - most of us have played one version or another of it over the years, but this is a game that you will see being played in relatively serious style in pubs, while it also forms one of the most common warm up and practice routines for professionals.
The online casino business has enjoyed a veritable explosion in popularity over recent years, and the sector has forged steadily growing links with a variety of sports through promotion and endorsements. But the sponsorship deal agreed between Mr Green and the PDC last month took things to a whole new level.
The Sweden-based company that is already a familiar sight through its distinctive TV ad campaigns, gave its name to the Sport Players Championship Finals that took place at Butlins Resort, Minehead at the end of November.
Speed. It is an incredibly engaging and fun sport to watch. Every throw of the arrow counts. Throw in the massive factor of holding nerve and concentration under stress, and it's a perfect TV sport.
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Michael van Gerwen will be the odds-on pre-tournament favourite to win the PDC 2018 William Hill World Darts Title for the third time. The young Dutchman has already won most of the major TV PDC darts tournaments during 2017 including the recent UK Open and the Players Championships.
Peter Wright is doubt for the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships after he was rushed to hospital on Thursday 30th November with suspect gallstones.
Although Peter is now back home his management says he has had to cancel his exhibition work in the run-up to Christmas. The PDC World Championships starts on 14th December and Peters first round match is scheduled to be the last match feature in the first round matches, 21st December. The No 2 Seed is scheduled to play Brazilian, Diogo Porteta.
PDC William Hill World Darts Championships 2018 details will follow at the end of November. Qualifiers, players, draw, schedule, tickets, and useful venue information. The last remaining qualifying places will be decided on Monday 27th November 2017. Ticket information, please see the PDC website.
In the 24 previous PDC World Darts events, there have only been seven winners of the title. Dennis Priestley won the first event in 1994 beating the legendary Phil Taylor 6-1. Then came the dominance of the Power winning the next eight before again being beaten in the 203 final by Canadian, John Part. Phil then won the next three before facing the Raymond van Barneveld in 2007 final.
Barny had moved to the PDC, in his words to play the best players in the World and in particular to play one man, Phil Taylor. The 2007 has gone down in history as one of the best-televised darts matches ever. At six set all the seventh went to a sudden-death leg. Both players had to again bull off. Phil hit the outer-bullseye, Raymond opted for Phil’s dart to be left in the board which allowed him the to use the dart to hit the centre bull. Raymond triumphed in the last leg decider and since then the PDC has now changed the rules for the bulling up procedure.
John Part won again in 2008, Phil took the 2009 and 2010 tiles before Phil’s prodigy, Adrian Lewis storm onto the scene winning back to back World Tiles in 2011 and 2012. Phil Taylor again was not of the scene he won again in 2013 beating the young Michael van Gerwen in the final. Michael went one better in 2014 and won the title for the first time.
Scotland’s Gary Anderson was in the driving set for the next two years winning the 2015 and 2016 titles but it was the young Dutchman. Michael van Gerwen, who asserted himself in 2017 and won the World Title for a second time 2017.
Michael is the current PDC No.1 is again favourite to retain and win his third title at the Ally Pally on 1st January 2018
BDO Lakeside World Darts Championships 2018 players line up has now been confirmed and tickets for this event can be purchased directly from the Lakeside complex. Again, the players draw, schedule of play and other useful tournament information will be made available as and when the draw is made.
Full details to follow and will feature on the home page from December 2017...
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The top 64 stars from the Players Championship Order of Merit will descend on Butlin's Minehead Resort between November 24 and 26 for the Mr Green Players Championship Finals.
One notable absentee will be 16-time world champion Phil Taylor who opted not to play on this year’s Pro Tour Circuit as his winds down his career before retiring after the World Championship.
Michael van Gerwen made it three in a row when he claimed his third Ladbrokes World Series title in Glasgow after beating the local hero Gary Anderson 11-6.
The world number one has remained unbeaten since the season-ending World Series Finals were introduced in 2015, and extended that winning run to 12 games and claimed the £50,000 first prize at the Braehead area.
With less than two months until the PDC World Darts Championship kicks off at Alexandra Palace, there’s plenty of speculation about whether we will see another year of Dutch dominance.
Christmas isn't Christmas without the darts and the World Championship across this period is set to be one of the best, and saddest in history.
It will be Phil Taylor’s last as a professional darts player and will of course be desperate to go out on a high. Naturally, competition is perhaps the hardest it's ever been for him. But who will win out on January 1, 2018?
Darts has had not one but two dominant forces in recent times, with Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor racking up sixteen world titles between 1990 and 2013. He handed the baton – or rather, it was forcibly ripped from his grasp – by Michael van Gerwen, the follicly-challenged Dutchman who has won 43 tournaments in a two-year era of dominance.
The 2017 WDF World Cup finals will be streamed via YouTube on Friday 6th and Saturday the 7th October. England, Scotland, and Wales are not represented this year. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have entered teams.
Full details can be obtained from the WDF website.
The 2021 World Cup will be hosted in Esbjerg Sports and Event Park, Denmark. The Danish Darts Union expects 550 darts players from 40 Countries to take part in the event.
From its humble beginning of the tap room 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.
There are still plenty of darts to be thrown this year but as each tournament passes, the PDC World Championship gets ever closer. Michael Van Gerwen is the current odds-on favourite for the annual tournament held at Alexandra Palace but can anyone stop the dominance of the Dutchman at this event?
This year’s Unibet World Grand Prix takes place from October 1st to 7th. Players from all around the world will play against one another to reach the top place in Dublin. In total, there will be a field of 32 players, 16 of which will be among the best from the PDC Order of Merit, and the other 16 from the ProTour Order of Merit.
September is a fantastic month for darts fans as we have 3 of the best International level tournaments and leagues lined up.
All three of these events can be watched either via satellite TV, or through live streaming services, so you won’t miss a second of the action.
Phil Taylor may have rolled back the years to claim a 16th World Matchplay title but it is Michael van Gerwen who heads the betting for the 2018 World Championship.
The most successful player in the history of darts is set to call time on his career at the end of the year but there have been signs in the World Matchplay that ‘The Power’ might yet go out on a high. Wins over Michael Van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis suggest that the 56 year old can still compete with the best but does that mean that Taylor really stands a chance in the PDC World Championships – a tournament that will be his last?
Sixteen-time world champion Phil Taylor is taking part in his final World Matchplay Championship this year where he is bidding for his 16th success in the tournament in Blackpool in what would be a dream way to bow out for the Power.
At the time of writing, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) roadshow has hit Shanghai and Las Vegas in the second and third rounds of this year’s World Series events. The PDC is using the World Series of darts to grow the sport of darts globally. In recent years the PDC has successfully grown darts events in Europe with thousands of dart fans attending each event the PDC stage. A testament to its global growth can be seen at the World Darts Championships, the 2017 World Championship, in London, ten per cent of the fan basis who attended came from Germany. The PDC success could be summed up in one PDC debutant in 2017, Rob Cross.
The World Matchplay arrives in Blackpool once again on July 22nd, with a week of extraordinary of drama in the offing at the Winter Gardens. It's the final appearance of 15-time winner Phil Taylor who retires at the end of the season. Can the Power finish with a flourish? This year's tournament will see a record prize fund of £500,000 on offer to the winner, as 32 players compete for top honours in the Lancashire seaside town. Prize money in the sport has increased for 2017 with this year's showdown at the iconic venue likely to be as competitive as ever.
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The 5 Time World Darts Champion, Raymond van Barneveld, has started a new chapter in his darting career by signing to Target Darts. His new range of darts will be available for all to see at his next televised tournament.
A full range of Target Darts are available at Pure Darts. 4/7/2017