Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – Part III – The Last 16

So, with the preliminaries and mini drams are over its time for the survivors to battle it out over a longer stretch. This years group stages have been full of emotional value, a few controversial elements and a very high standard of darts. The sheer number of players, from both codes, averaging over 100 during the group stages gives an indication but the the number … Continue reading Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – Part III – The Last 16

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?

Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – Part II – Let Battle Commence!

As may have been obvious from Part 1 there is, and always has been, a lot of additional hype surrounding the GSoD. The annual cross code event began in a time when there was still great emnity between the organisations and their supporters, although not as much between the actual players! Enough of all that though, with this being the strongest field ever assembled and … Continue reading Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – Part II – Let Battle Commence!

The Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – First Real Grand Slam?

Part 1 – Line Up & Background. Much is being made of the Singha Beer Grand Slam of Darts this year. The combination of a great format, newly ranked by the PDC, a few fairy tales,climb downs and fierce old rivalries have combined to bring interest to a peak. The entry of Martin Adams, three time BDO (British Darts Organisation) World Champion, into the event … Continue reading The Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – First Real Grand Slam?

The Adonis – Steve Beaton – A Legend in his Own Time

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