Tag: Darts Exhibitions 2013

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…)

Robert Thornton and Paul Nicholson both progressed to round two of the World Championships on a day that saw two nine-darters at Alexandra Palace.

Thornton defeated Max Hopp and Nicholson saw off Stuart Kellett on Saturday evening, following an afternoon session which included the two perfect legs.

Terry Jenkins and Australia’s Kyle Anderson currently share possession of the £30,000 prize-pot after both achieved their first televised nine-dart-finishes, but the pair were eliminated from the tournament nonetheless.

Robert Thornton 3 – 1 Max Hopp – Match report

Paul Nicholson 3 – 0 Stuart Kellett – Match report

By Chris Murphy

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Some of the world’s top professional darts players will be on show at Charlton Athletic FC in February as the Charlton Masters returns to The Valley for its third staging.

Following the success of the previous two events, Premier League stars Michael van Gerwen and James Wade will be the main attractions when the darting party rolls back into town on February 28. (more…)

Some of the world’s top professional darts stars are in action at the inaugural Isle of Wight Christmas Classic in two weeks time.

Tickets are still available for the exciting event on Friday 6 December, which will see Premier League players James Wade, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld compete at Lower Hyde Holiday Park, Shanklin, which hosted the hugely successful Isle of Wight Pro Masters earlier this year. (more…)

Robert Thornton produced a string of strong showings to reach his first Grand Slam of Darts final but was denied a second PDC major by world number one Phil Taylor on Sunday evening.

Former UK Open winner Thornton continued the good form that saw him win a Players Championship event in Killarney at the end of October, winning five matches over nine days in Wolverhampton before succumbing to ‘The Power’ in the decider.

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Robert Thornton reached his first Grand Slam of Darts semi-final with a commanding victory over Tony O’Shea on Friday evening.

The Scottish ace will meet reigning BDO World Champion Scott Waites on Sunday afternoon after defeating Lakeside runner-up O’Shea 16-6 in Wolverhampton. (more…)