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A recent poll of 2,000 people saw darts come out on top of the UK Sports Integrity Index, which measures the perceived level of integrity of the top 12 professional sports in the UK.
The World Number One Michael Van Gerwen has announced his return to the circuit following a month off and issued a statement on his website suggesting he has "even more motivation to win" as he aims to continue his remarkable 2017. The Dutchman has recently become a father for the first time and opted to spend August with his young family as opposed to competing in various tournaments around the world.
5/9/2017 ° °
The Premier League will head to Germany for the first time next year as darts continues to expand its horizons throughout Europe.
The PDC stars already travel far and wide, with tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and the hugely popular Premier League will now make its debut in Germany at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Thursday February 22.
Dutch darts ace Michael van Gerwen is pushing hard to secure a hat-trick of World Matchplay titles this week at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, just weeks after celebrating a World Cup of Darts success.
25/7/2017 ° °
Will Michael van Gerwen make it a hat-trick of World Matchplay titles or will his fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld make it his first Matchplay title? All to play for as the 32 strong team of dart professionals make their way the Winter Gardens, Blackpool for the 24th PDC World Matchplay Darts Event.
The World Matchplay begins on the 22nd of July at the legendary Winter Gardens in Blackpool, with top seed Michael Van Gerwen looking to continue his domination of the sport with a third successive victory at the tournament. Will the Dutchman be able to continue his terrific form at the event and continue his remarkable 2017 when he opens up against Stephen Bunting?
17/7/2017 ° °
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
Thirty-two of the finest darts exponents the planet has to offer will converge on the iconic Winter Gardens venue in Blackpool from July 22-30, for one of the most prestigious events in the Professional Darts Corporation calendar.
The exact line-up is yet to be finalised as the world’s top-16 players will be joined by the next highest ranked 16 from the ProTour Order of Merit. A pair of European Tour competitions and two Players Championship events remain before the cut off as a host of hopefuls jostle to hold down a place in the sport's summer show-piece.
Darts is not the most popular betting sport, yet darts lends itself well to casual and professional gamers alike. The heads-up nature of the matches and the fact that darts is a game played mostly between individuals means there are typically fewer variables so you can take your chances on who you think is most likely to win.
One of the more intriguing events on the PDC tour begins on July 14th, with the very first staging of the US Masters in Las Vegas. A huge prize fund is likely to entice a number of top players to the event with the preceding qualifying rounds allowing some of the top US and Canadian players the chance to take on the big boys.
Darryl Gerney and Max Hopp Make their US Masters Debuts while Phile Taylor plays his last US Masters Event.
12/6/2017 ° °
Earlier this year Phil Taylor announced via the PDC that 2017 would be his last year on the circuit. The curtain is set to come down on a remarkable darts career but will the 16-time world champion go out in a blaze of glory or with a whimper?
7/6/2017 ° °
The BDO have announced that the 2017 Winmau Masters will return to the Bridlington Spa. Th Masters will follow the British Open and Classic that is also being staged at the Spa.
7 days of days will now feature in Bridlington to the delight of many B&B’s. The British Open and classic start proceeding on Friday 22nd and the Masters play-off will start on Monday 25th with the BDO Lakeside play-offs being staged on Thursday 28th.
Full details and for further updates please visit the BDO website.
The Premier League is starting to get towards the business end of proceedings so who is likely to make the cut for the O2 Area in May and who is likely to struggle? Who should you put your money on?
England men’s team won the 2017 British Internationals. Paul Hogan (England) produced a 9 dart leg the first in the 38-year history of the event.
The Welsh ladies team won the ladies event beating England on the final day to claim the crown
The Youth Events were won by team England
The men’s and ladies’ tournament history can be found here.
The event venue has been changed due to the “Sporthalle Harpener Heide” is no longer suitable to accommodate more than 600 visitors. The temporary new venue will be at the Castroper Strasse in a correspondingly festive tent.
The new address is:
Festplatz Castroper Straße, Max-Greve-Straße 34, 44791 Bochum.
In addition, registration for this event we extend the closing date by 27.03.2017.
For more information about the BULL'S German Open 2017 can be found here:
Are these the five greatest dart players of all time? I am sure everyone has their own views but here are a few of ours...
The BDO International Open has a change of venue and date. It will now take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at the Gateway Holiday Park, Millennium Coast, Bynea, Llanelli, SA14 9SN. NOT on the 2-4 June as previous specified.
15th July, the Winmau BDO Wolverhampton Open & Classic now has BDO ranking points and will also staging a BDDA eventDarts Events Calendars 16/3/2017
It seems Christmas can come early if you are a professional darts player on the PDC circuit as Barry Hearn, Chairman of the PDC, has announced a recording breaking prize fund on the PDC for the 2017.
The PDC prize fund for 2017 will rise to £11.2 million. Mr Hearn also announced a price freeze on ticket prices from next summer.
The William Hill World Darts Championship prize fund will rise from £1.65 Million to £1.8 million with £400,000 going to the event winner in 2017/2018, which is £50,000 more than the event winner will receive in this year event, 2016/2017.
The 2017 Betway Premier League prize fund will rise from £725,000 (2016) to £825,000 with the eventual champion winning £250,000. The BetVictor World Matchplay 2017 will have a prize fund of £500,000 with £115,000 going to the event winner.20/12/2016