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Michael van Gerwen and James Wade will do battle in the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters on Thursday evening, as the Dutch ace begins his defence of the World Series title.

World number one van Gerwen claimed the inaugural crown a year ago when he defeated compatriot Raymond van Barneveld in the final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

The reigning World Champion will take on seven-time PDC major winner Wade in the quarter-finals, where Australian star Simon Whitlock will face Dave Chisnall.

van Barneveld takes on Adrian Lewis, while Phil Taylor meets Peter Wright in the other last eight clashes.

The winner of the van Gerwen versus Wade tie will take on van Barneveld or Lewis. If Whitlock progresses, he will meet Taylor or Wright in the semi-finals.

By Chris Murphy

 

Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters
Thursday May 29
8pm local time (5pm BST)

Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock v Dave Chisnall
Phil Taylor v Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade

(Best of 19 legs)

Friday May 30
8pm local time (5pm BST)

Semi-Finals
van Gerwen/Wade v Lewis/van Barneveld
Taylor/Wright v Whitlock/Chisnall

(Best of 21 legs)

Final

(Best of 21 legs)

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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…)

James Wade and Paul Nicholson will take part in the inaugral Perth Darts Masters in August after being handed Wildcards by the PDC.

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…)

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.

Read the full report on Robert Thornton’s official website

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

Michael van Gerwen strengthened his position at the top of the Premier League when he claimed victory in an excellent match against Robert Thornton in Sheffield on Thursday evening.

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.

The triumph moved the world number one a point ahead of Raymond van Barneveld but van Gerwen has played a game less than his Dutch compatriot. (more…)