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PDC World Darts Championship 2020

PDC World Darts Championships 2020

The PDC World Darts Champions has become the go-to Christmas Party of the Year, and if you come in fancy dress you might even win a prize!

The 2020 World Championships returns to the Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally), the new home of darts! For the last two weeks of 2019, with the final being played on New Years Day, the top players from around the World compete for £1.5 in prize money with £500,000 going to the winner.

 

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David King | 06/11/2020 |


World Matchplay 2019

World Matchplay: Can Daryl Gurney Capatilise on a Kind Draw in Blackpool?

It's been a frustrating twelve months for Daryl Gurney, who has largely struggled for consistency on the PDC tour, but he will hoping to give his fans something to smile about this summer. The Northern Irishman reached the semi-final stage of the World Matchplay back in 2017, and he will be hoping to replicate that success at Blackpool's Winter Gardens later this month.

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David King | 04/07/2019 °° |


Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson, Darts Legend

Bob Anderson was known as the Limestone Cowboy back in his day, and it is fair to say that he left a lasting legacy on the world of darts.

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David King | 28/06/2019 |


Mikuru Suzuki

Are women's darts on the increase?

Women’s darts has never been given the accreditation it deserves. It has always been seen as a bit of a novelty by some fans, yet the top players can and frequently do beat their male counterparts.

The 2019 Lakeside BDO World Professional Darts Championship has since 2001 hosted a Women’s World Darts Championship. However, the winner can expect far less in prize money than their male counterparts.

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David King | 04/06/2019 |


2019 PDC World Cup of Darts

2019 PDC World Cup of Darts, Players, Seeds and Format.

The 2019 PDC World Cup of darts is nearly upon us. Thirty-two countries will compete in a straight knockout content to be crown World Cup team champions.

Defending Champions, the Netherlands will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of victories. However, they will be missing the five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld.

 

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David King | 03/06/2019 |


VR Darts

Are VR Darts the Darts of the Future?

The idea of virtual reality (VR) has been around for a lot longer than you might think — it dates back to the 1800s. It wasn’t until the mid to late twentieth century that virtual reality started to more closely resemble what we know it as today. But over the last decade, the technology behind VR has dramatically improved.

 

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David King | 29/05/2019 |


Tax on Gambling

Why You Don't Need to Pay Tax on Gambling Winnings

In many countries, you are required to pay a substantial amount of tax on any kind of gambling win. As you can imagine, this can put a significant damper on a big win.

Let’s say you win a $10,000 jackpot. You might not actually get all of that, as the tax might be deducted after you win.

But there is great news if you are a UK-based player. You don’t need to pay any tax whatsoever on a gambling win. You are not taxed on your initial stake, and you also don’t need to pay anything on your winnings.

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David King | 24/05/2019 |


Premier League Darts - Leeds

Premier League Darts – Leeds 2019

The final leg of the 2019 Premier League Darts will take place at the first Dirt Arena, Leeds 16th May. Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen van Gerwen have secured enough points to qualify for the Play-Off finals at the London, O2 Arena on the 23 May 2019. The remaining two placed will be decided in Leeds.

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David King | 13/05/2019 |


Best New Dart Players

Best New Dart Players

The dominance of Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor has gone and soon the five-time World Darts Champion Raymond van Barneveld will also be hanging up his darts. Raymond is in his retirement year and will leave the competitive sport after the PDC World Darts Championship in January 2020.  

Who will be next big star?

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David King | 27/03/2019 |


A Beginner's Guide

A Beginner's Guide

There are many variations of games which can be played in Darts but there is only 1 official version which counts towards the World Championship - 501. The goal is to accumulate all 501 points with the least number of throws.

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David King | 19/02/2019 |


BDO Top Players 2018/2019

Top Dart Players move away from the BDO

When it comes to darts there are fans for the BDO and PDC however, the truth to be known dart players just love darts regardless where it is being played. The rise of the sport has seen many changes both positive and negative. Since Barry Hearn took over the chairmanship of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) darts has grown beyond many players and fans expectation...

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David King | 23/01/2019 |


PDC World Darts Championships

PDC Confirms 2019 World Darts Championship to Feature 96-Strong Field

The 2018/19 World Darts Championship is set to have an expanded field of 96 players, with record prize money on offer too. The sport’s continued growth has been recognised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) in recent years. The pinnacle of world darts expanded to a field of 72 professional players back in 2010 and will grow to 96 this year, with a new pool of international qualifiers expected to get their shot at sporting stardom.

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David King | 06/06/2018 °° |


Mark McGeeney - Gladiator

Mark McGeeney

Have a look at the NEW ‘Gladiator’ Mark McGeeney website, it looks great!

Mark is the current BDO & WDF No.1 ranked player and the two-time back-to-back Dutch Open Champion. He certainly made a name for himself in 2017 and he continues his winning streak during 2018. Mark is also a member of the England international squad and will next play for England in the BDO International in Wales 6-8 April

http://markmcgeeney.com/

David King | 01/04/2018 |


Phil Taylor

Will Michael Van Gerwen Ever Match Phil Taylor's Achievements?

Phil Taylor bows out at the end of the 2017 season and the World Darts Championship at Ally Pally will be his final even, bringing the curtain down on a colourful and hugely decorated career. There have been many up-and-coming players who have been dubbed 'the next big thing' but very few have been able to come anywhere close to matching the success and longevity of the 'The Power'. One potential successor is Michael Van Gerwen, with the Dutchman dominating the sports over the past couple of years. Will MVG ever be able to match the legacy that is set to be left behind by Taylor?

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David King | 07/12/2017 °° |


Raymond van Barneveld -Target Darts - Pure Darts

Raymond van Barneveld Makes a more to Target Darts

PurdartThe 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.

David King | 04/07/2017 |


 

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