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?
The Coral UK Open is one of many darts fan’s favorite events. The only TV tournament that offers a random draw, re done after every round, and genuine opportunity for newer faces and genuine amateur players to make a name for themselves. With seven different winners and a different runner-up in every event, thirteen in total, the UK Open provides much-needed variety and interest. It … Continue reading UK Open 2016 – PDC & Coral’s FA Cup of Darts – Preview
Often sport throws up its own version of the famed curse ” may you live in interesting times”. Players of the highest ability seem to be less appreciated due to truly exceptional players, or rivalries, taking the limelight throughout their own careers. In tennis, Andy Murray is unfortunate enough to straddle the careers of Federer, Nadal & Jokovic for example. Sometimes there is also a … Continue reading The Adonis – Steve Beaton – A Legend in his Own Time
We left the “Class of 2010” at the end of the 2011/12 season after two full seasons in the PDC. Six newcomers had taken to the professional game like lads to lager, but would they be able to withstand the pressures sure to come? Living up to expectations, earning their livings, coping with being known to all the other players and then defending their rankings … Continue reading Pro Darts – Class of 2010 Return to Earth with a Bang!