Vincent van der Voort produced a string of fine performances to take victory at the Austrian Darts Open in Salzburg, defeating Jamie Caven with a brilliant comeback in Sunday’s final.
van der Voort, whose glory charge began in Thursday’s qualifying event, fought back from being 5-2 behind in the decider to win 6-5 and claim the £20,000 winner’s cheque and his first PDC ranking title since 2011. (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…)
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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