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…)
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…)
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
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…)
‘The Machine’ and ‘The Wizard’ will be sporting the BetVictor logo on their shirts throughout the biggest tournament in the sport after entering a new sponsorship deal. (more…)