The 1996 World Matchplay, the third staging of the PDC’s flagship summer tournament, saw Peter Evison crowned the champion, producing a series of performances at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens that are still spoken about to this day Continue reading A Tigers Tale: How Evison retired Taylor’s cape
“I used to watch the World Matchplay as a kid and now my name is on the trophy forever and that’s special” Continue reading A Golden Matchplay: Sunshine, A Stirring Defence and Peter’s New Darts
Author note 1: I wrote the piece below in April 2017. Rob Cross was making a tremendous impact and it seemed to be a watershed moment in the development of the PDC. I may well have underestimated it! Voltage crashed into the Grand Slam and is tearing up the field, he is also likely to rise even higher in the rankings than I suggested in … Continue reading Rob Cross: A Remarkable Example and a New PDC Era?