Gates Going For Cross Border Glory

This weekend sees the latest of the Championship Darts Circuit’s fast growing spectrum of impressive North American events. A place in the bet365 US Darts Masters and North American Championship is on offer this weekend in the CDC’s inaugural Cross-Border Darts Challenge.

The brand new 16-player event will be held at the historic White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, as eight American players face off against eight Canadian contenders on April 21-22.

Leonard Gates lifts the Bet 365 North American Championships at the Hulu Theater in NYC. (Pic; Ed Mulholland/PDC)

Friday night’s first round sees the nations collide in eight first round ties, before Saturday’s action sees the event play down to a champion. One of the strongest and most storied fields of North American tungsten meatsros ever assembled will join the battle.

Three-time World Champion John Part, reigning North American Champion Leonard Gates and PDC Tour Card Holders Jeff Smith and Jules van Dongen will be amongst the stars in action.


1994 World Matchplay champion Larry Butler, former UK Open finalist Gary Mawson and Joey Lynaugh, reigning CDC Continental Cup winner Alex Spellman are joined by former World Championship qualifiers Chuck Puleo and Danny Lauby amongst the eight American challengers.

Part and Smith are joined in the Canadian representatives by John Norman Jnr, David Cameron, Jacob Taylor, Jim Long, Steve Warnock and Keith Way.

For a long time the DW coach and anlsyts at AIM180 have been lauding the improvement of North American darts, the efforts of the CDC (and CEO Peter Citera) and suggesting that a wave of title winning talent is on its way. Could it be here already?

Tickets cost from $30 and are still available through SeeTickets.

Streaming coverage will be available on PDCTV for all subscribers worldwide, and through the CDC’s YouTube channel.

2023 CDC Cross-Border Darts Challenge
Draw Bracket

Joey Lynaugh (US) v Keith Way (Can)
Jim Long (Can) v Chuck Puleo (US)
Jacob Taylor (Can) v Gary Mawson (US)
Alex Spellman (US) v John Part (Can)
David Cameron (Can) v Jules van Dongen (US)
Larry Butler (US) v Jeff Smith (Can)
Leonard Gates (US) v Steve Warnock (Can)
John Norman Jnr (Can) v Danny Lauby (US)

Session Schedule
Friday April 21 (1900 EDT)

First Round – best of seven legs
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Saturday April 22 (1900 EDT)
Quarter-Finals – best of nine legs
Semi-Finals – best of nine legs
Final – best of 11 legs
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Two-Day Tickets are also available via this link


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