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PDC Summer Series Day Two

Jul 9, 2020

The PDC Summer Series continues on Thursday with Day Two in Milton Keynes - watch live in PDCTV from 1200 BST.

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Van Gerwen edges Wright for PDC Summer Series Day One win

Jul 8, 2020

Michael van Gerwen celebrated darts' return to action in brilliant fashion with a dramatic victory over Peter Wright in Wednesday's PDC Summer Series Day One final in Milton Keynes.

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Betfred World Matchplay session times confirmed

Jul 7, 2020

The session times for the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay have been confirmed ahead of this year's unique staging of the prestigious event.

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Players Championship events: The lowdown

Jul 6, 2020

Ranked PDC events return this week with the Summer Series of five one-day Players Championship events in Milton Keynes - here we explain the format of these vital tournaments.

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Betfred World Matchplay to take place behind closed doors

Jul 2, 2020

The Professional Darts Corporation can confirm that the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay will not take place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and will instead be played behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes from July 18-26.

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Betfred World Matchplay draw to take place on July 12

Jul 1, 2020

The draw for the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay will take place on Sunday July 12, broadcast live across Betfred’s social media channels.

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Grand Slam spot for PDC Summer Series + rankings update

Jun 29, 2020

The winner of the 2020 PDC Summer Series Order of Merit will receive a place in this year's Grand Slam of Darts, while the PDC can also confirm that next month's five events in Milton Keynes will be ranked.

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Betfred World Matchplay race latest ahead of Summer Series

Jun 28, 2020

Following clarification of the PDC ranking situation ahead of the sport's return to action, we take a look at the race to qualify for the Betfred World Matchplay going into the PDC Summer Series.

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Nico Kurz targeting more scalps ahead of 'fairy tale' Ally Pally return

Jun 25, 2020

Nico Kurz believes he can make a big impression once again at Alexandra Palace in December, having secured his place at the 2020/21 William Hill World Darts Championship.

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PDC's most clinical finishers on the 15 most common checkouts revealed

Jun 21, 2020

Ahead of the return to live action, PDC stats man Christopher Kempf takes a look at the 15 most common checkouts attempted by the world's top ten and their success rates.

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Relive classic World Cup moments alongside the stars!

Jun 20, 2020

Fans can now relive classic moments from the World Cup of Darts alongside some of the sport's top names - including four-time winner Adrian Lewis & Scotland's victorious 2019 team.

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Michael van Gerwen targeting another decade at the top

Jun 16, 2020

Michael van Gerwen has revealed his ambition to stay at the top of world darts for the next ten years, as he plots his return to action next month.

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Nico Kurz wins Super League Germany to book Ally Pally return

Jun 15, 2020

Nico Kurz secured his return to Alexandra Palace by winning the 2020 Hylo Care Super League Germany on Sunday, defeating Dragutin Horvat 10-9 in the final.

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Home Tour champion Nathan Aspinall sets sights on World Matchplay title

Jun 7, 2020

Newly-crowned Home Tour champion Nathan Aspinall is targeting a third televised title at the Betfred World Matchplay.

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Nathan Aspinall crowned Home Tour champion

Jun 6, 2020

Nathan Aspinall was crowned champion of the PDC's first ever home-staged event by winning the Low6 Home Tour Championship Group on Friday night.

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Aspinall & Clayton complete Low6 Home Tour Championship Group

Jun 5, 2020

Nathan Aspinall and Jonny Clayton claimed the final two places in the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs Championship Group with superb displays in Thursday's Semi-Final Group Two.

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Anderson & Klaasen reach Low6 Home Tour Championship Group

Jun 4, 2020

Gary Anderson and Jelle Klaasen secured places in the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs Championship Group on Wednesday.

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Jonny Clayton completes Home Tour semi-finals line-up

Jun 3, 2020

Jonny Clayton completed the semi-finals line-up of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs by winning Group Eight on Tuesday night.

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Nathan Aspinall wins Group Seven decider to reach Home Tour semi-finals

Jun 2, 2020

Nathan Aspinall became the latest player to reach the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs as he won all three of his matches on Monday night.

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Dave Chisnall wins Group Four to reach Home Tour semi-finals

Jun 1, 2020

Dave Chisnall reached the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs, winning Group Four on Friday evening.

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Joe Cullen wins Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs Group Six

Jun 1, 2020

Joe Cullen qualified for the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs by winning Group Six on Sunday night.

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Rob Cross wins Group Five to reach semi-finals

May 31, 2020

Rob Cross came out on top of Group Five of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs on Saturday night to reach the semi-finals.

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Gary Anderson maintains unbeaten Home Tour run to reach semi-finals

May 29, 2020

Gary Anderson maintained his unbeaten run in his own home to reach the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs, winning Group Three on Thursday evening.

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De Decker into Semi-Finals

May 28, 2020

Mike De Decker became the second player through to the Semi-Finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs, as he topped the table ahead of Glen Durrant, Stephen Bunting and Alan Tabern on Night Two.

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Ten years on: A defining night in darts history revisited

May 27, 2020

Sunday May 24 marks ten years since Phil Taylor created history during the 2010 Premier League Play-Offs as the first player to hit two nine-darters in one match.

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Jelle Klaasen wins Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs Group One

May 26, 2020

Jelle Klaasen became the first player to progress to the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs by winning Tuesday's Last 32 Group One.

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FIRST EVER DRIVE-IN DARTS EXHIBITION FEATURING VAN GERWEN AND VAN BARNEVELD SET TO TAKE PLACE IN JUNE

May 22, 2020

The first ever Drive-In Darts exhibition is set to take place at the end of June featuring Michael Van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld among others.

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ANDERSON NOT OPTIMISTIC OF DARTS RESUMING IN COMING MONTHS: “I THINK THIS YEAR WILL JUST BE WRITTEN OFF TO BE HONEST”

May 22, 2020

Gary Anderson like many is in lockdown and spoke in a recent interview about how he is filling his time which has included home-schooling and of course playing in the PDC Home Tour which he came through last week.

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NICHOLSON NAMES PAINTER IN HIS TOP FIVE CHARACTERS OF DARTS

May 21, 2020

Paul Nicholson in his latest column for Sporting Life is going over his top five characters of darts and the first of which is Kevin Painter.

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Groups confirmed for Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs

May 20, 2020

The eight groups have been confirmed for the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs ahead of the tournament's return on May 26.

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Wright completes Home Tour last 32

May 19, 2020

World Champion Peter Wright became the final player to book their spot in the Last 32 of the Unibet Home tour, as he topped the table on the final night of first round action.

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Joe Cullen wins Unibet Home Tour Group 31

May 17, 2020

Joe Cullen produced the finest string of displays seen so far on the Unibet Home Tour to win Group 31 on Sunday night.

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Gary Anderson wins Unibet Home Tour Group 30

May 16, 2020

Gary Anderson enjoyed a perfect night on his Unibet Home Tour debut to win Group 30 on Saturday night.

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Luke Humphries wins Unibet Home Tour Group 28

May 15, 2020

Luke Humphries won all three games in style on Night 28 of the Unibet Home Tour to ensure his progression to the Last 32.

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Waites too strong on Night 27

May 14, 2020

Scott Waites won all three of his games to win the group on Night 27 of the Unibet Home Tour, and secure safe passage to the Last 32 stage.

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Line-ups & fixtures revealed for Unibet Home Tour Groups 29-32

May 14, 2020

Gary Anderson and Cristo Reyes will make their Unibet Home Tour debuts this weekend, while Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price are amongst the players competing for a second time as the innovative tournament continues.

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De Decker wins on Night 26

May 13, 2020

Mike De Decker took the group on Night 26 of the Unibet Home Tour, beating Steve Brown on their head-to-head record to progress.

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Jose De Sousa wins Unibet Home Tour Group 25

May 12, 2020

Jose De Sousa dropped just one leg on his way to topping Group 25 of the Unibet Home Tour on Monday night.

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Line-ups & fixtures revealed for Unibet Home Tour Groups 26-28

May 12, 2020

Michael Smith and Steve Beaton will be among the players returning to Unibet Home Tour action this week, with the line-ups & fixtures confirmed for Groups 26-28 from May 12-14.

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2020 Betfred World Matchplay Update

May 12, 2020

The PDC has issued the following update in relation to the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay...

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Jamie Hughes wins Unibet Home Tour Group 24

May 10, 2020

Jamie Hughes enjoyed a perfect night on the Unibet Home Tour to win Group 24 on Sunday night.

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Bedroom sanctuary for Ryan Murray's Unibet Home Tour challenge

May 7, 2020

Ryan Murray will be spending Wednesday night locked away in his bedroom - after moving his practice board to ensure peace and quiet for his Unibet Home Tour challenge.

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Glen Durrant wins Unibet Home Tour Night 19

May 6, 2020

Glen Durrant picked up a hat-trick of victories to top Group 19 of the Unibet Home Tour on Tuesday night.

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Line-ups & fixtures revealed for Unibet Home Tour Groups 21-24

May 6, 2020

Former World Champion Rob Cross is among the next group of players who will star in the Unibet Home Tour, with the line-ups and fixtures now confirmed for Groups 21-24.

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Stephen Bunting wins Unibet Home Tour Group 18

May 5, 2020

Stephen Bunting enjoyed a clean sweep of wins as he topped Group 18 of the Unibet Home Tour on Monday night.

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Damon Heta wins Unibet Home Tour Group 17

May 4, 2020

Damon Heta won Group 17 of the Unibet Home Tour on Sunday night, topping the group on leg-difference ahead of John Henderson and Krzysztof Kciuk.

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Carl Wilkinson wins Unibet Home Tour Group 13

Apr 30, 2020

Carl Wilkinson won Group 13 of the Unibet Home Tour, as the home-staged tournament continued on Wednesday night.

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Max Hopp wins Unibet Home Tour Group 12

Apr 29, 2020

Max Hopp won Group 12 of the Unibet Home Tour on Tuesday night as technical issues for Keegan Brown forced a reshuffle of the fixtures.

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Alan Tabern wins Unibet Home Tour Group 11

Apr 28, 2020

Alan Tabern came through a final game thriller to top the table on his head-to-head record in Group 11 of the Unibet Home Tour.

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Nathan Aspinall wins Unibet Home Tour Group Ten

Apr 27, 2020

Nathan Aspinall won Group Ten of the Unibet Home Tour, as the home-staged tournament continued on Sunday night.

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Martijn Kleermaker wins Unibet Home Tour Group Nine

Apr 26, 2020

Martijn Kleermaker won Group Nine of the Unibet Home Tour by a single leg, as the home-staged tournament continued on Saturday night.

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Line-ups & fixtures revealed for Unibet Home Tour Groups 9-12

Apr 24, 2020

Premier League stars Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall are amongst the next 16 players set to take part in the Unibet Home Tour, with the line-ups and fixtures confirmed for Groups Nine to 12.

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Ryan Searle wins Unibet Home Tour Group Six

Apr 23, 2020

Ryan Searle won Group Six of the Unibet Home Tour, as the innovative new tournament continued on Wednesday night.

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Nick Kenny wins Unibet Home Tour Group Five

Apr 22, 2020

Nick Kenny won Group Five of the Unibet Home Tour, as the innovative new tournament continued on Tuesday night.

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NENTJES IMPRESSES WITH CLEAN SWEEP VICTORY IN PDC HOME TOUR GROUP FOUR

Apr 21, 2020

Geert Nentjes has claimed an impressive clean sweep in PDC Home Tour Group Four remaining unbeaten in reaching the second round.

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Chisnall wins Unibet Home Tour Group Three

Apr 20, 2020

Dave Chisnall won Group Three of the Unibet Home Tour on Sunday evening as the innovative new tournament continued with Night Three.

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Nine-Dart Woodhouse wins Unibet Home Tour Group Two

Apr 18, 2020

Luke Woodhouse landed a brilliant nine-darter and claimed victory in the Unibet Home Tour's Group Two on a memorable Saturday night for the internet-streamed event.

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Wright set for "new experience" in PDC Home Tour

Apr 17, 2020

Peter Wright will be entering new territory when he competes in the PDC Home Tour's opening night on Friday.

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PDC Home Tour to launch on Friday

Apr 15, 2020

Darts fans will be able to watch PDC stars across 32 consecutive nights of live darts action as the PDC Home Tour launches this Friday.

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Quadruple postponement for PDCNB circuit

Apr 13, 2020

The remaining four planned weekends of the 2020 PDC Nordic & Baltic season have been postponed.

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Barry Hearn recovering after heart attack

Apr 9, 2020

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn is recovering at home after suffering a heart attack last weekend.

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This week in darts history: Barney's first PDC title

Apr 8, 2020

We've delved into the archives to look back at this week in darts history, which saw Raymond van Barneveld claim his first PDC ranking title.

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'Darts At Home' to return on Wednesday

Apr 7, 2020

Fans will be able to enjoy PDC stars in live darts action this Wednesday as 'Darts At Home' returns.

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Revised PDC Asian Tour schedule announced

Apr 6, 2020

The 2020 PDC Asian Tour is now set to begin in August, with five weekends of action planned to take place in a rescheduled season.

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CDC cancels May's Chicago weekend

Apr 3, 2020

The Championship Darts Corporation has announced that their planned second CDC Tour weekend of 2020, in Chicago in May, has been cancelled.

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Mid-term report: Colin Lloyd grades PL performances so far

Apr 3, 2020

Former Premier League finalist Colin Lloyd has graded each Unibet Premier League player based on their performance so far this season - speaking on The Darts Show Podcast.

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SHERROCK ON PERSONAL EFFECTS OF CORONAVIRUS: “I’M IN THE HIGH RISK CATEGORY”

Apr 2, 2020

Fallon Sherrock will be practising more than most in the coming months with the Coronavirus pandemic due to being in the high risk group for it.

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US Darts Masters postponed until 2021

Apr 2, 2020

The 2020 US Darts Masters, which was scheduled for June 5-6 in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, has been postponed and moved back to June 4-5 2021.

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Stats Analysis: Perfect Dart Streaks

Apr 2, 2020

Christopher Kempf, the statistical analyst of the PDC, looks at the surprising rarity of long streaks of perfect darts.

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Josh Payne: from young hopeful to seasoned professional

Mar 31, 2020

As the image of the modern-day dart player is ever changing, Gravesend’s darting ace is certainly one of the names that springs to mind, alongside the likes of Gerwyn Price as an advert for personal fitness and healthy lifestyle in our sport.

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Aussie ace Anderson's Coronavirus diagnosis

Mar 30, 2020

Kyle Anderson has tested positive for Coronaviris and is now in isolation at home in Australia.

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Treble postponement for Unibet Premier League

Mar 26, 2020

The Unibet Premier League nights planned for Manchester, Berlin and Birmingham during April are the latest events to be postponed.

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Matt Porter interview: Disruption likely to continue

Mar 25, 2020

The PDC calendar could suffer further postponements in the coming weeks due to the ongoing global situation, admits PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.

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Watch Matthew Edgar's UK Open diary

Mar 24, 2020

Matthew Edgar has shared his experience of the 2020 Ladbrokes UK Open through a unique video diary.

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DPA & DPNZ circuits hit by cancellations

Mar 23, 2020

The ongoing worldwide situation has led to events in March, April and May on the DartPlayers Australia and DartPlayers New Zealand circuits to be cancelled.

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WOODHOUSE REFLECTS ON FORM SINCE PDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKTHROUGH

Mar 22, 2020

Luke Woodhouse put in some breakthrough performances at the 2020 PDC World Championship reaching the Last 32 after also reaching the same point at the Players Championship Finals claiming some good wins there.

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Price eager for playing return

Mar 20, 2020

Gerwyn Price admits he is already "looking forward to getting back playing" as the enforced break in PDC action begins on Thursday.

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BoyleSports World Grand Prix ticket update

Mar 18, 2020

The launch of ticket sales for the 2020 BoyleSports World Grand Prix is to be delayed.

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European Darts Open moves to August

Mar 18, 2020

The European Darts Open has been rescheduled for August 7-9 following the postponement of the originally-planned March dates.

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Newcastle Premier League night postponed

Mar 18, 2020

The Unibet Premier League night at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle planned for Thursday March 19 has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Thursday October 1.

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Double postponement for PDC tour

Mar 17, 2020

The forthcoming PDC Unicorn Development Tour events on March 21-22 and the Players Championship weekend on March 28-29 are to be postponed.

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Michael van Gerwen (Lawrence Lustig, PDC) Van Gerwen back to winning ways in Liverpool

Mar 13, 2020

Michael van Gerwen bounced back to winning ways in the Unibet Premier League with a spectacular 7-5 defeat of Gerwyn Price in Liverpool on Thursday, as Glen Durrant retained top spot in the league table.

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ET3&4 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers

Mar 13, 2020

Friday sees the PDC ProTour weekend in Wigan begin with the Tour Card Holder Qualifiers for the European Darts Open and German Darts Grand Prix.

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2020 Unibet Premier League Night Six preview

Mar 12, 2020

The battle to avoid elimination from the Unibet Premier League season continues on Thursday with Night Six at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, where Stephen Bunting also makes a Challenger appearance.

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Bunting dreaming of winning Premier League return

Mar 12, 2020

Stephen Bunting is dreaming of a winning return to Unibet Premier League action in Liverpool on Thursday, having battled demons in the five years since his last appearance.

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Double postponement for European Tour

Mar 11, 2020

The PDC European Tour events scheduled for Leverkusen and Munich in the coming weeks will be postponed due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

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New Players Championship weekend added

Mar 11, 2020

A new Players Championship weekend will be played on March 28-29 in Milton Keynes to replace the postponed European Tour event in Germany.

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Gurney boosted by UK Open run

Mar 10, 2020

Daryl Gurney is aiming to continue his resurgence by kick-starting his Unibet Premier League campaign in Liverpool on Thursday.

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Ladbrokes UK Open glory for nine-dart Van Gerwen

Mar 8, 2020

Michael van Gerwen followed a sensational nine-dart finish with a third Ladbrokes UK Open title in a glorious Sunday at the Butlin's Minehead Resort as he defeated Gerwyn Price 11-9 in the final.

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Seventh TV nine-darter for Van Gerwen

Mar 8, 2020

Michael van Gerwen achieved his seventh televised nine-darter in the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes UK Open - the second of the weekend in Minehead!

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History for Humphries in Exeter

Mar 6, 2020

Luke Humphries created history as the first Challenger to win in the Unibet Premier League in Exeter on Thursday as Peter Wright reignited his season and Michael Smith defeated Michael van Gerwen.

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2020 Unibet Premier League Night Five preview

Mar 5, 2020

Luke Humphries will make his big stage return on Night Five of the 2020 Unibet Premier League in Exeter on Thursday.

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Humphries out to make history in Exeter

Mar 5, 2020

Luke Humphries believes he will be the first Challenger to win a Unibet Premier League match in Exeter on Thursday.

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European Tour 3-4 Tour Card Holder Qualifier entries

Mar 4, 2020

Entries have been confirmed for European Tour Three and Four Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, which will take place in Barnsley on March 13.

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Latest Order of Merit standings: Aspinall up to sixth

Mar 3, 2020

Nathan Aspinall has risen to a career-high sixth position on the PDC Order of Merit after the Belgian Darts Championship.

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Trio to retain ever-present UK Open record

Mar 3, 2020

James Wade, Steve Beaton and Wayne Jones will extend their ever-present records at the Ladbrokes UK Open this weekend.

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Meikle and Nijman land Development Tour titles

Mar 2, 2020

Ryan Meikle made it two PDC Unicorn Development Tour title wins in as many days in Hildesheim on Sunday, while Wessel Nijman was also victorious.

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Price becomes first Belgian Darts Championship winner

Mar 1, 2020

Gerwyn Price became the inaugural winner of the Belgian Darts Championship in Hasselt on Sunday, defeating Michael Smith 8-3 in the final.

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Nine-Dart Smith's Dublin delight

Feb 28, 2020

Michael Smith celebrated his first televised nine-dart finish in the in Dublin on Thursday, as Michael van Gerwen moved back to the top of the Unibet Premier League table.

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2020 Belgian Darts Championship Day One

Feb 28, 2020

The 2020 European Tour season begins with Day One of the Belgian Darts Championship in Hasselt on Friday.

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