FOLLOWING the phenomenal success of Darts World’s special, one-off, digital publications, such as our annual Souvenir Edition, we are delighted to announce the launch of Darts World Extra
DWE will be a frequent publication, often between our regular print issues and for specific moments in the Darts’ World.
The third edition of Darts World Extra – our digital supplementary publication – is out now and, thanks to our friends at Red Dragon darts, free to download or read here
As with the previous editions, it’s packed full of reviews of recent action, previews of upcoming events and articles as well as unique content not available elsewhere.
Peter Wright: Darts swapping, his Matchplay Defence and more
Mark Webster: The 2008 Lakeside World Champion joins our contributor team with a superb column.
Jordan Brooks: on a torrid World Championship debut
The team looks back at The World Cup, the Premier League, the World Series, and some of the ‘On Tour’ events of recent weeks.
Choose Your Weapons: Joe Reid and Aim 180 look at Jonny Clayton’s Gold SE
The Practise Board: We are very pleased to introduce our new ‘Practise Partner’ Go Darts Pro. Co-Founder Anders introduces and explains how one of the games will help you perform under pressure.
ADC: Three different areas of the ADC’s model reach a climax point. Undisputed is back and as belting as ever. Their Red Dragon Leagues have finished the first season and the Winmau Championship Tour is gaining momentum in time for its second weekend. We bring you news from across their spectrum.
The Open Road: Fabulous events are back being staged across the country, we bring you reports and news.
The Three World Matchplays:
We look forward to all three of this years World Matchplay events. We have the PDC Champion Peter Wright our man looks at those likely to do well. We also introduce the field and preview both the Women’s and Senior versions.
More than a Bullseye’s worth of pages ensures that there will be something for everyone in our fantastic and free Darts World Extra.
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The Second issue was launched on May 31st and features a huge cross-section of information, news and updates from across the darting spectrum
Darts World Extra II
Cover Story – This time we feature the battle for the Premier League Playoffs of the remarkable efforts of Joe Cullem to be in the final four. Our man Harry Masterson look at the four finalists, for Berlin, their routs, and their chances on the big night.
Talking Points: A great feature of darts is the number of different subjects that become talked about by fans or those involved in the wider industry. Here we look at three which have grabbed our contributor’s interest. Bullseyes and Bounceouts finally make their debut in Darts World as we take a light-hearted look at who is hot, and who is not, for the first half of 2022!
Interviews – We catch up again with Neil Duff, the new WDF World Champion, who visited his sponsor, Red Dragon, and gave a very interesting interview that we have permission to share with you. In addition, DWE offers you a taster of Thomas Bartley’s conversation with ubiquitous and well-liked commentator Chris Murphy.
On Tour: Now that darts is almost 100% back to normal we keep you up to date with what’s happening in many different spheres of the game. Our ‘On Tour‘ sections this issue include the Europen Tour, Women’s Series, and the Pro Tour.
Legacy: We welcome back Patrick Chaplin who contributed to Darts World for many years until just before Covid. Dr. Darts’ tribute to Mike Gregory is given a foretaste within DWE II. In addition, JR Lott looks at the triumph of David Cameron at the recent World Seniors Masters and the recipe that seems to have proved such a success.
The Numbers: Our friends at Darts Database are building a whole new set of stats and a language to go with them. You may be familiar with our Ultra 9s and now the Super 8s
Darts Doing Good: A new, but likely to be repeated, feature that explores the good done by our game and its players. Here is the story of ‘Little Dave’ as told by Shed Darts’ Adam Whiting.
In addition to the above, we manage to get in digested editions of The Boardroom, Choose Your Weapons and other popular Darts Word features we hope you enjoy it as much as we’re happy to share Darts World Extra II
Darts World Extra I – The Worlds
This inaugural issue for example celebrates the return to full strength of all branches of our superb sport and is subtitled: THE WORLDS
Within its 70 pages you with find guides, previews and reviews of the PDC, Lakeside, Women’s, Youth and Senior’s World Championships. By April 10th Darts will once more have all its traditional World Champi0ons in place and one or two more besides.
Thanks to our friends and magazine sponsor Winmau, and our digital sponsors at Red Dragon darts, we are delighted to offer all darts fans this inaugural issue of DWE absolutely FREE of charge by clicking here and reading or downloading the magazine at your leisure.
Welcome to Darts World Extra: ‘The Worlds’
World Darts Championships have been writing their own multifaceted story since 1978. The latest novellas are scheduled to be written, between last December and April 2022, when this season’s four World Championships are completed. Soon darts will have filled five World Champion categories: Professional (PDC), Amateur, Women’s, Youth and Seniors realms for the very first time.
We began on December the 15th, soon after Ted Evetts had claimed the World Youth title, the William Hill (PDC) World Championship returned to a packed Alexandra Palace. In a rare piece of cosmic justice Peter Wright is now enjoying a normal year as World Champion as opposed to his last Covid restricted reign in 2020.
New Year’s Day should have featured the return of The Lakeside to our screens. For the 35th time, players, including holder Wayne Warren, were scheduled to battle for a (WDF) World title on that famous stage and the right to join the ranks of Bristow, Lowe, Barney and Duzza. COVID had other ideas and the entire production was delayed until the first week of April.
The Women’s World Championship will provide a link between the two, as many of the top players have seized the opportunity to play both the new PDC women’s system and take on reigning champion Mikuru Suzuki and the other elite ladies in the WDF field.
In between times, we returned to another of darts’ storied venues. The Circus Tavern was home to the main PDC event for many years and, after the roaring success of World Senior Darts’ inaugural event, it will be at the forefront again!
Players from at least three different eras took the stage as darts’ remarkable expansion saw the demand for another glimpse of these iconic figures. Phil Taylor returned to competitive darts but seemed to misjudge his preparation. Robert Thornton’s triumph was well deserved and a tremendous advert for his, and Martin Adams, Live League participation.
Darts World Extra – ‘The Worlds’ will be your guide, reviewer, and companion for all these events and more besides. Within its digital pages, you will find stories, snippets, facts, and features that cover the many attractions of these fascinating tournaments. Meet the players, the fans, and others who make the events.
If you gathering information for an annual flutter then You Bet will offer odds and ways to add interest. The popular bets will give you information on who is on hot form and who rises to the occasion.
We feature articles such as Michael’s World on the major champions, challengers, and players of interest. There are interviews with legendary figures, and current popular characters, each of whom is vying to lift a trophy over the next few weeks.
Features such as Talking Points and Unsung Heroes add colour to the ever-growing story of Darts’ World Championships.
Words: CJ Harris-Hulme
Images: Darts World 2022
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