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UK Open 07 Review – Day 4

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD retained the Blue Square UK Open title with a 16-8 win over fellow Dutchman Vincent van der Voort at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton on Sunday night. The Dutchman claimed his first PDC title 12 months ago in this event, and repeated his triumph to claim the £30,000 […]

UK Open 07 Review – Day 3

PHIL TAYLOR landed his third nine-darter at the Reebok Stadium during his 11-5 win over Wes Newton in the Blue Square UK Open. Taylor achieved the feat for a fifth time in televised competition during his fifth round victory. Leading only 6-5, Taylor landed back-to-back 180s before hitting treble 20, […]

UK Open 07 Review – Day 2

PHIL TAYLOR will begin his challenge at the Blue Square UK Open on Saturday with a clash against world number four Peter Manley. Taylor, twice the winner of the “FA Cup of Darts” in Bolton, landed the plum tie of round four when the draw was made on Friday evening. […]

UK Open 07 Review – Day 1

TEENAGE wonderkid Michael van Gerwen powered into round two of the Blue Square UK Open as the tournament began on Thursday – but American Ray Carver was the biggest casualty of the opening night. Van Gerwen, the 18-year-old third favourite for the event, overcame Chris McTernan 8-1 at the Reebok […]

UK Open 07 Preview

THE 2007 Blue Square UK Open will see Dutch wonderkid Michael van Gerwen among the hopefuls starting the tournament in round one on Thursday night. The event sees 144 professional stars competing alongside 32 pub qualifiers at the Reebok Stadium over the next four days – with the action taking […]

Premier League 07 Review – Playoffs

PHIL TAYLOR claimed his third successive Holsten Premier League Darts title with a 16-6 win over Terry Jenkins at the Brighton Centre. The 13-time World Champion extended his incredible unbeaten record in the tournament to 44 matches over the three-year history of the Premier League on the South Coast. He […]

International Darts League 07 Review

GARY ANDERSON 6-3 JAMES WADE GARY ANDERSON is the first man into the semi-finals of the Topic International Darts League following a 6-3 win over James Wade. The Scotsman produced an incredible display to see off Wade, finishing with an end average of almost 108 but sitting on a 114 […]

Premier League 07 Review – Night 14

PHIL TAYLOR kept alive his incredible unbeaten record in the Holsten Premier League Darts to complete a double over Raymond van Barneveld with an 8-5 triumph. The 13-time World Champion has now completed three league seasons of the Premier League without a defeat, and remains on course for a treble […]

International Darts League 07 Preview

They are playing for a total prize pool of 161,000 euros with the winner walking off with 30,000 of them and anybody hitting a 9-dart leg driving off in an Opel Tigra. But these players are also focused on something beyond that – the chance of pitting their skills against […]

The Pub is Dying by Jeremy Clarkson

Good news. It seems that the centuries-old tradition of being forced to pop down to the local for a pint and a game of arrows with your mates is coming to an end. A survey of regular pubgoers last week found that only 10% had played darts in the past […]

US Open 07 Preview

THE £126,000 US Open will be staged at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut from 18-20 May 2007. The tournament is open to both PDPA members and non-members resident in North America, giving the top US and Canadian-based stars the chance to take on Phil Taylor and World Champion Raymond […]

International Darts League 07 Schedule

THE schedule of play for the Topic International Darts League, to be played at the Triavium in Nijmegen from 4-13 May. The tournament begins on Friday 4 May with the Preliminary Round. The games for the AFAB Junior IDL are noted by a J. For the tournament draw and groups, […]

Premier League 07 Review – Night 13

COLIN LLOYD produced the first whitewash in the history of the Holsten Premier League Darts with an 8-0 win over Terry Jenkins as the tournament visited London’s Alexandra Palace on Thursday. Lloyd went into the game knowing he could not reach the tournament’s play-offs with only two league nights remaining, […]

Premier League 07 Preview – Night 13

THE PDC will take darts back to Alexandra Palace on Thursday following a near 30-year absence from the north London venue. The 13th league night of the 2007 Holsten Premier League Darts will take place in the West Hall at the prestigious venue, preceding the arrival of the World […]

Premier League 07 Review – Night 12

PHIL TAYLOR ensured that he would top the Holsten Premier League Darts table for a third successive year with an 8-3 win over Colin Lloyd. Taylor has now gone 12 games unbeaten in this year’s tournament – and 40 in the history of the Premier League – and holds an […]

Ron Meulenkamp Joins PDC

Ron Meulenkamp became the latest Dutch youngster to join the PDC and turn his back on the ailing BDO. Meulenkamp is an 18-year-old former winner of the World Darts Trophy Youth competition and follows Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen and Toon Greebe in switching codes to the PDC. He has […]

Premier League 07 Review – Night 11

ADRIAN LEWIS and Colin Lloyd stepped up their challenges for play-off places in the Holsten Premier League Darts with victories as the tournament visited Cardiff on Thursday. The pair entered the night as the bottom two in the table, but wins at the CIA saw them cut the gap on […]

Premier League 07 Review – Night 10

PHIL TAYLOR cemented his place at the top of the 2007 Holsten Premier League Darts table after making it 38 games without defeat in the tournament with a thumping 8-1 win over Terry Jenkins. Week ten of the league series at the Bournemouth International Centre produced two drawn matches, with […]

Save Our Darts Campaign

BLUE SQUARE have launched a campaign to see dartboards returned to traditional British public houses. Blue Square, the title sponsors of the Blue Square UK Open, have followed up their backing of the Punch Taverns Qualifiers by launching a bid to see 10,000 dartboards installed in pubs by 2017. They […]

Premier League 07 Review – Night 9

PHIL TAYLOR moved three points clear at the top of the Holsten Premier League Darts with a convincing 8-2 win over Dennis Priestley in Reading. Taylor pushed three points clear of both Priestley and Terry Jenkins thanks to a strong display against his long-time sparring partner. Taylor averaged 102.17 and […]