Keegan Brown clinched victory in the final of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship by defeating Austrian opponent Rowby John Rodriguez at London’s O2.
Brown fought back 2-0 and 3-1 behind to claim a 6-4 victory in the final, which included a 121 finish from the 21-year-old talent. (more…)
Michael van Gerwen finished top of the Premier League Darts table for the second consecutive year after ending the league phase in style.
The Dutchman, who will defend his title at London’s O2 next Thursday, defeated Peter Wright 7-5 in Brighton – with the aid of a sensational 110 average.
van Gerwen will face Gary Anderson in the semi-finals at next week’s play-offs. (more…)
Seven-time major winner Wade and 2010 Players Champion Nicholson will join automatic selections Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall in Perth, along with fellow Wildcard picks Raymond van Barneveld and Australian brothers Kyle and Beau Anderson. (more…)
Michael van Gerwen took a giant step towards finishing top of the Premier League Darts table for the second year running with a fine victory against his closest rival in Newcastle.
World Champion van Gerwen saw off second-placed Raymond van Barneveld 7-4 with an excellent performance on Thursday, moving him two points ahead of his Dutch compatriot with just one more set of fixtures to complete. (more…)
Robert Thornton enjoyed an excellent weekend in Wigan, where he won both of the Pro Tour events thanks to some stunning displays.
The Scottish ace, who has leapt back up to ninth on the PDC’s Order of Merit after scooping £20,000 prize in money in 48 hours, defeated Keegan Brown and Terry Jenkins in the respective finals of Players Championships 7 and 8.
Thornton claimed his second and third titles of 2013, having won Players Championship 6 last month, to complete a hat-trick of consecutive triumphs at Robin Park. (more…)
The Surrey venue, renowned as the home of darts, is hosting an ultimate ‘Champion of Champions’ event on Saturday 10 May, with reigning PDC World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen headlining a star-studded field of major championship winners. (more…)
Michael van Gerwen kept his Premier League Darts title defence on course in Manchester, where a win over Dave Chisnall effectively sealed his place in the play-offs.
The world number one claimed a 7-4 triumph against Chisnall on Thursday to remain top of the table ahead of Dutch compatriot Raymond van Barneveld, who has also all but secured his place at London’s O2 Arena in May.
van Barneveld saw off Adrian Lewis 8-3, while Robert Thornton picked up a point from his two games as he drew with Gary Anderson after losing 7-5 to Peter Wright despite hitting seven 180s in the defeat.
Phil Taylor shared a draw with Anderson in the evening’s other match.
By Chris Murphy
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Robert Thornton won his first title of 2014 when he edged out Ian White in the final of Players Championship 6 at Robin Park, Wigan on Sunday.
Thornton, who defeated Phil Taylor to reach the final, came back from 4-2 and 5-4 down to see off White and claim his eighth PDC Pro Tour title.
James Wade enjoyed a productive weekend in Wigan, reaching the quarter-finals on both Saturday and Sunday, while there was also a return to form for former World Youth Champion James Hubbard, who defeated Wes Newton, Michael van Gerwen and Mervyn King en route to Saturday’s semi-finals.
Dutch ace Vincent van der Voort produced a strong run to the quarter-finals of Sunday’s event.
By Chris Murphy
The defending champion had trailed the Scotsman, who missed double twelve for a nine-darter, 3-2 at one stage but hit back to claim a 7-5 success, kicking off the decisive leg with back-to-back 180s before going out in eleven darts.