The Pro Tour Revolution Continues.

In 2018 AIM suggested that the removal of entry fees, for the Pro Tour level of professional darts, together with the increases in early stage prize money, would revolutionise the game. It appears we were right! A quick glance at the results from this week’s first Pro Tour events might suggest to you that all is normal and nothing much changes. MVG wins one event … Continue reading The Pro Tour Revolution Continues.

Premier League 2019: Opening Night. Welcome to Hollywood!

Following much debate over who should be selected, in the first place, and then again over who should replace the injured Gary Anderson, the PDC Premier League will get underway tonight in Newcastle (UK). The first of “The Contenders” will also take a bow. Chris Dobey has been on the verge of a breakthrough for some time. Hollywood, as Dobey is known, first came to … Continue reading Premier League 2019: Opening Night. Welcome to Hollywood!

The Masters, Elite Event or Terrestrial Runner’s Up Prize?

The PDC season opener suffers from formulaic predictability and a certain empty feeling, could it be raised up to something more? The Masters, in its seven holdings, has become the traditional curtain-raiser to the PDC darts season. The event, for an elite top 16 players, gives free to air tv coverage to the game’s major stars and sets the table for the upcoming twelve months. … Continue reading The Masters, Elite Event or Terrestrial Runner’s Up Prize?

501 or More: Defeating the Green Machine!

James Wade’s superb victory, in this weekends German Matchplay, included a 6-2 win over the apparently imperious Michael van Gerwen. Could this be the chink of light that players and fans have been looking for? Despite his remarkable performances, in the early part of the Premier League, there have been a few signs recently that “The Green Machine” is in fact human after all. Could … Continue reading 501 or More: Defeating the Green Machine!

Coral UK Open 2016 – Days 1 & 2

The UK Open lived up to it reputation as the FA Cup of Darts again on the first two days of the 2016 edition. Riley’s qualifiers gave it their all and many Pro’s were given a tough time. Even MVG was subdued, and The Power struggled, in the early the early rounds. The Giant Killing Starts Robert Thornton, the 2012 champion, became the biggest casualty of … Continue reading Coral UK Open 2016 – Days 1 & 2

Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – A Diamond Damaged and Wolfie for The Premier League?

The early stages, of The Grand Slam of Darts 2015, have shown what those with open eyes have known for a long time. Namely that the BDO is a mix between some very big fish, who can play darts at any level, and a selection of good amateur players who have not yet made the jump to a professional/elite standard. After the early exchanges and … Continue reading Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – A Diamond Damaged and Wolfie for The Premier League?