Category: Darts Players

Michael van Gerwen stormed to victory in the sixth and final UK Open qualifier of 2014, as the field for the televised finals took shape in Wigan.

van Gerwen defeated Michael Smith 6-0 in Sunday’s final to clinch the £10,000 first prize and his second title since becoming World Champion and world number one on New Year’s Day. (more…)

Michael van Gerwen and Robert Thornton turned on the style as both averaged well in excess of 100 in Premier League victories in Belfast on Thursday evening.

van Gerwen maintained his winning start to the season, defeating Dave Chisnall 7-4, while Thornton hit eight 180s in his first win of the campaign – a 7-2 triumph against fellow Scot Gary Anderson. (more…)

World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen began his Premier League title defence in sensational style by claiming an incredible whitewash win over Phil Taylor.

van Gerwen performed brilliantly, averaging over 109, to defeat the man he displaced from the top of the PDC Order of Merit 7-0 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. (more…)

World class stars Michael van Gerwen and Simon Whitlock will bring extra gloss to the life of one darts fan around the UK – should they hit a perfect finish during the Premier League.

Leading trade paint manufacturer Leyland Paints sponsor two of the biggest names in the sport and have provided the ideal incentive for either player to turn on the style during the 16-week tour of the United Kingdom, which starts in Liverpool on Thursday night. (more…)

Michael van Gerwen, the World Darts Champion, has revealed his joy at extending his partnership with the UK’s leading electronic cigarette brand, E-Lites, ahead of his next title charge.

The Dutch sensation, who became the new world number one with victory in London on New Year’s Day, was backed by E-Lites in his finest hour and the agreement has been extended for the whole of 2014. (more…)

Robert Thornton has expressed his delight after extending his partnership with top darts manufacturers Red Dragon Darts.

The Scotsman, who has been working with Red Dragon since 2011, has agreed a new four year sponsorship deal after an extremely successful couple of years. (more…)

Leading trade paint brand Leyland Paints has hit the bullseye by linking up with newly-crowned World Champion Michael van Gerwen.

Leyland has been at the heart of the UK’s fastest growing sport for the last two years, sponsoring world class stars Simon Whitlock and Mark Webster.

The backing of the pair will continue in 2014, and van Gerwen, the hottest property in darts, has now been added as another ambassador to further boost ‘Team Leyland.’ (more…)

Michael van Gerwen is no stranger to trebles and the newly crowned World Champion collected three honours at the PDC Awards Dinner on Monday Evening, while Simon Whitlock also scooped a prize.

World number one van Gerwen was awarded Pro Tour Player of the Year, Fans Player of the Year and the prestigious PDC Player of the Year title.

“It’s been an amazing year for me and I’d like to thank everyone who has made this happen, because this is a fantastic moment for me to be named as Player of the Year,” said van Gerwen, who won the the Premier League, Dubai Masters and Players Championship Finals before lifting the World Championship trophy on New Year’s Day.

“I’ve worked so hard for this and to be World Champion and number one in the world is amazing. I know what it’s like to be ranked number 35 in the world and I’ve put a lot of work in to get to where I am now.

“I want to stay here but I know it will be very difficult this year.”

Australian ace Whitlock, who is now ranked third on the Order of Merit, won the award for the PDC Televised Performance of the Year for his amazing comeback win against Jamie Caven in the European Championship.

It was also a special evening for legendary darts commentator John Gwynne, who was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame.

By Chris Murphy