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Superb Wright denies Humphries to claim PC16 title

Jun 18, 2021

Peter Wright picked up his second ranking title of 2021 with an outstanding 8-4 defeat of Luke Humphries in Thursday's Players Championship 16 final in Milton Keynes.

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Superb De Sousa denies Van Gerwen to claim second 2021 title

Jun 16, 2021

Jose de Sousa won his second Players Championship of 2021 by defeating Michael van Gerwen 8-6 in the final of Tuesday's event in Milton Keynes.

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2021 Betfred World Matchplay update

Jun 16, 2021

Further to Monday's announcement by the UK Government, the PDC has issued an update for ticket holders for the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay.

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Cullen defeats Price to win Players Championship 13

Jun 15, 2021

Joe Cullen marked his return to PDC action with a second title of 2021, defeating Gerwyn Price in the final of Players Championship 13 in Milton Keynes on Monday.

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Betfred World Matchplay race latest ahead of Super Series 4

Jun 14, 2021

The race to qualify for the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay will resume next week with PDC Summer Series 4 in Milton Keynes.

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DartPlayers New Zealand circuit to resume in July

Jun 12, 2021

Play on the DartPlayers New Zealand circuit is to resume in July, with a further four double-header weekends set to be staged in 2021.

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Stats Analysis: Jonny Clayton's five-year plan

Jun 11, 2021

PDC stats analyst Christopher Kempf looks at Jonny Clayton's rise to prominence over a five-year period which culminated in his recent Unibet Premier League triumph...

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Price ready to roar again after 'frustrating' three months

Jun 10, 2021

Gerwyn Price is excited for a return to action at PDC Super Series 4 after a 'frustrating' three months away from the oche.

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Top four could be confirmed on Night 15: Permutations explained

May 26, 2021

The four players who will compete in the Unibet Premier League Play-Offs could be confirmed on Night 15 in Milton Keynes on Wednesday.

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Aspinall regains top spot as fans return on Night 13

May 25, 2021

Jubilant Nathan Aspinall and Peter Wright celebrated darts' return of fans with huge Unibet Premier League wins on Monday as Jose de Sousa and Jonny Clayton continued their Play-Off challenges in Milton Keynes.

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PDC & NENT Group secure Netherlands broadcast deal from 2022

May 25, 2021

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region's leading streaming company, has secured the exclusive rights to show live PDC darts in the Netherlands on its Viaplay streaming service from 2022.

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Five 'most unbreakable' records in darts explored

May 24, 2021

PDC stats analyst Christopher Kempf looks at five darting records which could prove impossible to break...

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JDC circuit to resume with Q School for Advanced Tour

May 23, 2021

Young players bidding to emulate Bradley Brooks' path from junior starlet to professional glory will get their chance to secure places on the JDC Advanced Tour at this weekend's Qualifying School.

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Kokiri among winners as DPA Satellite Tour continues

May 18, 2021

Koha Kokiri was among the four event winners as the DartPlayers Australia Satellite Tour continued across two states last weekend.

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Unibet Premier League opportunity for Blue Light Card Members

May 17, 2021

The PDC has teamed up with Blue Light Tickets to give Blue Light Card Members the chance to secure free tickets for the Unibet Premier League later this month.

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Stephen Fry & Dave Clark support dartboard giveaway campaign

May 16, 2021

Over 1000 pubs have been nominated to receive a new dartboard from the PDC and Unicorn.

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Pubs hit the bullseye as PDC & Unicorn team up to #SupportYourLocal

May 12, 2021

To celebrate the reopening of indoor licensed venues across England, Wales and Scotland on Monday May 17, the PDC and manufacturers Unicorn have teamed up to donate 50 dartboards to local pubs across the UK.

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CDC confirm American dates for initial 2021 events

May 11, 2021

The Championship Darts Corporation have confirmed their plans for U.S. dates on the 2021 Championship Darts Circuit, with two treble-header weekends to be staged this year.

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Van Gerwen hits top spot on Unibet Premier League Night 12

May 10, 2021

Michael van Gerwen moved top of the Unibet Premier League with an 8-3 victory over James Wade on Night 12 in Milton Keynes.

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Betfred World Matchplay set to welcome crowds in July 2021

May 7, 2021

Blackpool's Winter Gardens is on course to welcome back darts fans for July's popular Betfred World Matchplay following confirmation that the event is being planned for a capacity crowd.

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PDC & NENT secure new broadcast agreement

May 7, 2021

The PDC is delighted to announce a new multi-year broadcast agreement with Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) to show coverage of leading events across the Nordics, Baltics, Iceland and Poland.

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Unibet Premier League Play-Offs boost as tickets sell out

May 6, 2021

Tickets for the 2021 Unibet Premier League Play-Offs sold out on the first day of General Sale ahead of the return of crowds to PDC events later this month.

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Van Gerwen goes joint-top on Unibet Premier League Night 11

May 5, 2021

Michael van Gerwen moved joint-top of the Unibet Premier League table with an 8-5 victory over Jonny Clayton on Night 11 in Milton Keynes.

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PDC & PDPA support social media boycott

Apr 30, 2021

The Professional Darts Corporation and Professional Darts Players' Association will support the social media boycott over the Bank Holiday weekend in a stand against online abuse and discrimination.

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Further eight Players Championships confirmed for June & July

Apr 30, 2021

A further eight Players Championship events have been confirmed for June and July 2021 ahead of the cut-off for Betfred World Matchplay qualification.

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Fixtures confirmed for Unibet Premier League second phase

Apr 29, 2021

Table-topper Nathan Aspinall will face Peter Wright in a meeting of former runners-up on Night 10 of the Unibet Premier League, with fixtures confirmed for the second phase of the competition.

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Van Duijvenbode secures first PDC Ranking Title

Apr 28, 2021

Dirk van Duijvenbode secured his first PDC ranking title after beating Martijn Kleermaker 8-6 in the final of Players Championship 11 in Niedernhausen.

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Brilliant Van den Bergh claims maiden ProTour win

Apr 28, 2021

Dimitri Van den Bergh picked up his maiden Players Championship title with a superb 8-7 defeat of Dirk van Duijvenbode as PDC Super Series 3 came to a close in Niedernhausen on Tuesday.

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Super Smith secures Players Championship 10 success

Apr 27, 2021

Michael Smith claimed his first title of 2021 with victory over Ross Smith in Sunday's Players Championship 10 as PDC Super Series 3 continued in Niedernhausen.

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Incredible De Sousa storms to Players Championship 9 win

Apr 26, 2021

Jose de Sousa took victory on the opening day of PDC Super Series 3 with an astonishing 8-1 defeat of Luke Humphries in Saturday's final in Niedernhausen.

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Schindler crowned 2021 PDC Europe Super League champion

Apr 23, 2021

Martin Schindler booked his place at the 2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship by winning the 2021 Hylo PDC Europe Super League final in dramatic fashion against Florian Hempel in Niedernhausen on Thursday.

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Aspinall goes top on Unibet Premier League Night Nine

Apr 23, 2021

Nathan Aspinall sits top of the Unibet Premier League table after an impressive 7-2 victory over Gary Anderson on Night Nine in Milton Keynes on Thursday.

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Matchroom acquires Loop Production

Apr 22, 2021

Matchroom is delighted to announce the acquisition of Loop Streaming and Productions Limited, the live streaming and production specialists, with the company becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Matchroom Media Limited.

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Cross eliminated on Night Eight as Wright & Wade survive

Apr 21, 2021

Rob Cross was eliminated from the Unibet Premier League in Wednesday's Night Eight as Peter Wright and James Wade secured their spots in the second half of the season.

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PDC Europe Super League to be broadcast on PDCTV

Apr 16, 2021

The 2021 Hylo PDC Europe Super League will be broadcast from April 17-22 on PDCTV, as Germany's top stars battle it out for a place in the 2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship.

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Clayton goes top on Unibet Premier League Night Five

Apr 12, 2021

Debutant Jonny Clayton tops the Unibet Premier League table heading into the first mid-season break after he claimed a 7-4 win over Gary Anderson in Milton Keynes on Friday.

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De Sousa hits nine-darter & equals 180s record on Unibet Premier League Night Four

Apr 9, 2021

Jose de Sousa hit a nine-dart finish and a record-equalling 11 180s but was denied a first Unibet Premier League victory by Nathan Aspinall who held him to a draw in Milton Keynes on Thursday.

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Clayton produces perfection on Unibet Premier League Night Three

Apr 8, 2021

Jonny Clayton lit up Night Three of the Unibet Premier League with a nine-darter in his 7-3 win over Jose de Sousa in Milton Keynes on Wednesday.

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Van Gerwen too strong for Wright on Unibet Premier League Night Two

Apr 7, 2021

Michael van Gerwen recorded a comfortable 7-2 defeat over rival Peter Wright on Night Two of the 2021 Unibet Premier League in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.

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Debutant trio undefeated on Unibet Premier League Night One

Apr 5, 2021

Debutants Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jonny Clayton and Jose de Sousa picked up points on the opening night of the 2021 Unibet Premier League in Milton Keynes on Monday.

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World Series of Darts' Copenhagen visit rescheduled for September

Apr 5, 2021

The world’s leading darts players will now return to Denmark in September 2021 after the PDC’s World Series of Darts event at Forum Copenhagen was moved back.

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Unibet Premier League players ranked on early season form

Apr 1, 2021

Jonny Clayton could follow in Glen Durrant's footsteps and light up the Unibet Premier League on debut in 2021, according to the form book.

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Durrant drawing inspiration from 2020 campaign ahead of title defence

Mar 31, 2021

Glen Durrant is drawing inspiration from his sensational 2020 campaign as he prepares to begin his Unibet Premier League title defence on Monday.

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Get involved with the 2021 Unibet Premier League!

Mar 30, 2021

Fans can prepare for the start of the Unibet Premier League season with the chance to submit videos for the Fan Screen, download the 180 Card and buy programmes and merchandise online.

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Stats Analysis: Bumper averages during PDC Super Series 2

Mar 25, 2021

PDC Super Series 2 saw three of the top ten recorded averages from Players Championship winners in recent years during four top-class days of darts in Milton Keynes.

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2021 World Cup of Darts to be staged in Jena in September

Mar 24, 2021

The 2021 World Cup of Darts will be staged at the Sparkassen-Arena in Jena, Germany from September 9-12.

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2021 Unibet Premier League to conclude in May in Milton Keynes

Mar 22, 2021

The second half of the 2021 Unibet Premier League season will be staged at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes in May, with the season set to conclude on Friday May 28 with the Play-Offs.

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Orders of Merit latest after Super Series 2

Mar 21, 2021

Scott Mitchell and Alan Soutar have continued their rise up the PDC Order of Merit after strong displays at Super Series 2 in Milton Keynes.

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PDC Statement: Players Championship 8

Mar 20, 2021

Raymond van Barneveld received medical treatment after being taken ill at Friday's Players Championship 8.

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Clinical Clayton claims Players Championship 7 title

Mar 19, 2021

Jonny Clayton's superb 2021 continued on Thursday with a second Players Championship win of the year, defeating James Wade 8-5 in the final on day three of PDC Super Series 2.

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Wright denies Price for first 2021 title at Players Championship 8

Mar 19, 2021

Peter Wright won his first title of 2021 with victory in Friday's Players Championship 8, defeating Gerwyn Price 8-3 in the Milton Keynes final.

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Imperious Price claims first title as World Champion

Mar 18, 2021

Gerwyn Price won his first title as World Champion by defeating Luke Humphries 8-5 in Wednesday's Players Championship 6 final in Milton Keynes.

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Eighth ranking title for Dolan with Players Championship 5 win

Mar 17, 2021

Brendan Dolan won his eighth ranking event with a superb triumph in Players Championship 5.

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Top five players awaiting maiden ranking event win

Mar 16, 2021

Ahead of this week's Super Series 2, we take a look at the top five players on the PDC Order of Merit yet to have won a ranking title.

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Players Championship 5

Mar 16, 2021

The 2021 PDC ProTour season continues with Players Championship 5 in Milton Keynes on Tuesday, with 128 players in action.

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% of each top 32 player's ranking money at risk in spring & summer

Mar 12, 2021

Ahead of the upcoming Players Championship events and July's Betfred World Matchplay, PDC Stats Analyst Christopher Kempf takes a look at which players currently in the top 32 are defending the most and least ranking money...

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2021 Unibet Premier League Nights 1-9 Fixtures Confirmed

Mar 11, 2021

The 2021 Unibet Premier League will begin on Monday April 5 with a repeat of last year's final between Glen Durrant and Nathan Aspinall and feature the rematch of the World Championship final between Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson.

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Robbie King among eight winners as DPA Satellite Tour continues

Mar 10, 2021

Robbie King was among eight event winners as the DartPlayers Australia Satellite Tour continued across four states on March 6-7.

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Van Gerwen & Price reach quarter-finals of Ladbrokes UK Open

Mar 9, 2021

Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price were among the eight players to reach the quarter-finals of the 2021 Ladbrokes UK Open in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

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PDC Order of Merit latest after Ladbrokes UK Open

Mar 9, 2021

James Wade has risen to fourth on the PDC Order of Merit after winning his third Ladbrokes UK Open title in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

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Wade completes Ladbrokes UK Open hat-trick

Mar 8, 2021

James Wade landed his third Ladbrokes UK Open title in Milton Keynes on Sunday, defeating Luke Humphries 11-5 in the final.

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Ladbrokes UK Open Day One

Mar 5, 2021

The 2021 Ladbrokes UK Open begins on Friday with rounds one to four at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.

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2021 Ladbrokes UK Open stage allocations confirmed

Mar 4, 2021

Raymond van Barneveld will make his televised return against Alan Soutar on the Main Stage at the Ladbrokes UK Open on Friday, with stage allocations confirmed for this weekend's tournament in Milton Keynes.

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Latest Orders of Merit after Super Series 1

Mar 2, 2021

The PDC Orders of Merit have changed for the first time since the World Championship after Super Series 1 took place in Milton Keynes last weekend.

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Gorbunov lands double as EADC season begins

Mar 2, 2021

Dmitriy Gorbunov claimed two of the first three EuroAsian Darts Corporation Tour titles of 2021 as the first three ProTour events of the year took place in Moscow on Saturday and Sunday.

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Clayton completes superb Super Series with PC4 triumph

Mar 1, 2021

Jonny Clayton capped four incredible days at the PDC Super Series by winning the fourth Players Championship event of the year, beating Damon Heta 8-6 in Sunday’s final in Bolton.

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Cullen wins first PDC ranking title of 2021 at Players Championship 1

Feb 26, 2021

Joe Cullen secured the first PDC ranking title of the 2021 season at Players Championship 1 in Bolton on Thursday, defeating Jonny Clayton 8-7 in the final.

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Players Championship 1 (Super Series 1)

Feb 25, 2021

PDC ProTour action returns with Players Championship 1 in Bolton today, with 128 players competing for the year's first title.

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Stats suggest which new Tour Card Holders are best prepared for ProTour

Feb 25, 2021

Ahead of the first four Players Championship events of the year at Super Series 1, PDC Stats Analyst Christopher Kempf takes a look at which new Tour Card Holders are best prepared for life on the PDC ProTour...

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Current rankings of 128 PDC Tour Card Holders ahead of 2021 season

Feb 23, 2021

We take a look at the current rankings of all 128 PDC Tour Card Holders ahead of Thursday's start of the 2021 season at Super Series 1 in Milton Keynes.

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Company Purchase of Harrows Darts

Feb 22, 2021

Harrows is pleased to announce the completion of a company purchase by Damian Ara and his appointment as Managing Director.

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Kevin Painter retires from professional darts

Feb 21, 2021

Kevin Painter has spoken with pride about his career after announcing his retirement from professional darts, bringing the curtain down on almost three decades competing in the sport.

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2021 Unibet Premier League update + 2022 dates confirmed

Feb 21, 2021

The first nine nights of the 2021 Unibet Premier League season will be held behind closed doors in Milton Keynes in April as ten players begin the battle to claim the prestigious title.

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New-look 2022 Premier League schedule confirmed

Feb 21, 2021

A new-look schedule has been confirmed for the 2022 Premier League, with the season set to begin in Cardiff next February and reach its climax with the Play-Offs in Newcastle in May.

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Tour Card winner Baggish thanks Wayne Mardle for doubles advice

Feb 19, 2021

Danny Baggish has praised the support of former PDC star Wayne Mardle after winning his PDC Tour Card on Wednesday.

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Barney is back - Dutch legend wins back PDC Tour Card

Feb 18, 2021

Raymond van Barneveld has spoken of his delight after securing his return to the PDC circuit at the PDC's European Qualifying School in Niedernhausen.

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Hempel & Jones win Tour Cards on Day Three of Final Stage

Feb 17, 2021

Germany's Florian Hempel and England's Jake Jones became the latest players to secure Tour Cards as Final Stage of the 2021 PDC Qualifying School continued on Tuesday.

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Nentjes & Heaver secure Tour Cards On Final Stage Day Two

Feb 16, 2021

Geert Nentjes and Jason Heaver won PDC Tour Cards on Day Two of the PDC Qualifying Schools Final Stage on Monday as Raymond van Barneveld took a step closer to returning to the circuit.

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Dudbridge & Huybrechts amongst Stage 1B's Day Two qualifiers

Feb 15, 2021

Mark Dudbridge, Ronny Huybrechts and Jose Justicia took a step towards winning back their PDC Tour Cards by sealing places in Final Stage of the PDC Qualifying Schools on Friday.

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Q Schools Final Stage fields confirmed as Stage 1B concludes

Feb 15, 2021

The two 128-player fields for the Final Stage of 2021 Qualifying Schools are now confirmed after Stage 1B concluded in the UK and Europe on Saturday.

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Shepherd & De Vos win Tour Cards as Q Schools Final Stage begins

Feb 15, 2021

Kirk Shepherd and Geert De Vos became the first Tour Card winners of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools as the Final Stage began in Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen on Sunday.

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2021 PDC Qualifying Schools Final Stage Day Two

Feb 15, 2021

Final Stage of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools continues on Monday with Day Two.

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Sherrock & Painter through on final day of Q Schools Stage 1A

Feb 11, 2021

Fallon Sherrock and Kevin Painter were among the players who made it through to the Final Stage of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools on Wednesday, as Stage 1A concluded in Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen.

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Van den Bergh undergoes knee surgery

Feb 11, 2021

Dimitri Van den Bergh is facing a race to be fit for the Ladbrokes UK Open after having surgery on his long-standing knee injury.

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Rasztovits, Koltsov & Hogg amongst Stage 1A's Day Two qualifiers

Feb 10, 2021

Michael Rasztovits, Boris Koltsov and Jason Hogg were amongst the players to qualify for Final Stage of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools on Day Two of Stage 1A on Tuesday.

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Gawlas & Veenstra among first eight through from Q Schools Stage 1A

Feb 9, 2021

Adam Gawlas and Richard Veenstra were among the first eight players to make it through PDC Qualifying Schools Stage 1A on Monday, while Raymond van Barneveld made his highly-anticipated return.

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2021 PDC Qualifying Schools Stage 1A Day Two

Feb 9, 2021

Stage 1A of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools continues on Tuesday with Day Two in Milton Keynes & Niedernhausen.

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Paul Nicholson's ten tips to win Tour Cards

Feb 8, 2021

On the eve of the 2021 Qualifying Schools, PDCTV commentator Paul Nicholson has backed five players from each Q School to win PDC Tour Cards.

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Painter declares 'unfinished business' ahead of Q School bid

Feb 8, 2021

Kevin Painter has declared he has 'unfinished business' in the PDC ahead of his return to Q School next week.

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Aussie ace Kyle Anderson gives up PDC Tour Card

Feb 7, 2021

Kyle Anderson has relinquished his PDC Tour Card and will remain in Australia, meaning that Maik Kuivenhoven retains his professional status in 2021.

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Stats Analysis: The Welsh Renaissance

Feb 4, 2021

Christopher Kempf, the statistical analyst of the PDC, looks at the resurgence in Welsh darts which has been spearheaded by Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton.

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Thornton: 'World Cup showed I can still mix it with the best'

Feb 4, 2021

Robert Thornton is in no doubt he 'can still live with the best players in the world' after his World Cup of Darts experience as he looks ahead to UK Qualifying School.

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Top five performers from Q School 'Class of 2020'

Feb 3, 2021

We continue the countdown to the 2021 Qualifying Schools by taking a look the top five performers from the 'Class of 2020'.

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Start of 2021 ProTour unveiled with three PDC Super Series

Feb 2, 2021

The 2021 Players Championship season will begin in February with the first of three four-day PDC Super Series taking place.

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Clayton claims tenth 2021 Unibet Premier League place

Feb 1, 2021

Jonny Clayton has secured the tenth place in the 2021 Unibet Premier League following his Masters success.

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Clayton wins Ladbrokes Masters and final Premier League place

Jan 31, 2021

Jonny Clayton lifted his first individual televised PDC title at the Ladbrokes Masters, defeating Mervyn King 11-8 in the final in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

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Durrant out to banish confidence issues at Ladbrokes Masters

Jan 28, 2021

Glen Durrant is aiming to put his confidence issues behind him at this weekend's Ladbrokes Masters as the Premier League champion makes his debut in the first televised event of 2021.

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Van Gerwen on why time is right to try new darts at Ladbrokes Masters

Jan 27, 2021

Michael van Gerwen has explained why he will be throwing with new equipment this weekend as he bids for a sixth Ladbrokes Masters title.

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Price honoured with PDC Awards quartet

Jan 26, 2021

Gerwyn Price scooped four Player of the Year trophies as he dominated the PDC Annual Awards, with Damon Heta, Dave Chisnall and Callan Rydz also recognised alongside Barry Hearn OBE's induction into the PDC Hall of Fame.

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Empty arenas lead Aspinall to 'drastic' equipment change

Jan 25, 2021

Nathan Aspinall has revealed how empty arenas have lead him to a 'drastic' equipment change ahead of his return to action at next week's Ladbrokes Masters.

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