Category Archive: Columns (English)

Mar 09

Premier League Darts- Week 6 Preview

Nottingham will host night six of the 2016 Premier League Darts where newly crowned UK Open champion Michael van Gerwen will look to consolidate his place at the top of the pile as he faces Dave Chisnall. Chisnall finished last years league phase in second place just behind the world number one before both were …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Nov 26

COLUMN: A Championship League World Series of Darts?

Recently, a tweet from Vincent van der Voort caught my eye. ‘The Dutch Destroyer’ tweeted that he thought the PDC-calendar was centered around eight players too much, probably referring to the World Series of Darts and Premier League Darts. Van der Voort added that the last Pro Tour-weekend in Coventry (PC19 & PC20 at the …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Oct 25

PDC European Darts Championship Preview

Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his European Championship this weekend in a tournament, which just like the World Grand Prix could be full of upsets. The Dutchman van Gerwen comprehensively defeated Terry Jenkins in last years final in a tournament where he also nailed a nine-dart leg. World Champion Gary Anderson fell …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Aug 13

Column: The Resurgence of James Wade

James Wade, a seven time major champion, and arguably the greatest player to never win a PDC World Championship, has been a fixture in darts for almost a decade. In the past few years however, the left-hander seemingly fell out of love with the game, affecting his darts, and his ability to win tournaments across …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Jun 03

COLUMN: Seeding system in tennis should be introduced in darts

All TV-events and floor tournaments (except for the World Series of Darts) on the PDC-tour have at least eight seeded players. Sometimes these eight players are the only ones, but often the tournament has sixteen or 32 players with this status.   1 Michael van Gerwen £998,250 2 Phil Taylor £606,750 3 Gary Anderson £586,500 …

Continue reading »

Share Button

May 06

Column: Disadvantage for Dutch players on the European Tour

First of all, I would like to point out that I am very happy that the PDC has come up with the European Tour, so that all the top darts players can also show their skills all over the main land of Europe. Dutch, Belgian and German fans now have an (easier) way to see …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Apr 21

Lewis’ Late Challenge For Premier League Title

After 11 weeks of marvelous darts and terrific entertainment, we are now at the ‘business end’ of the Betway Premier League. There are just 4 weeks left for players to cement their places in the top four and realistically, there is only one place up for grabs with Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Dave Chisnall all …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Apr 15

COLUMN: Is Phil Taylor finished? Far From It!

If I had a pound for every time I’d heard Phillip Douglas Taylor written off by pundits and fans alike over the years, I’d be an extremely rich man. Last week, Taylor suffered a 7-2 humbling against his old-foe Raymond van Barneveld in week 10 of the Premier League in Sheffield. Van Barneveld had beaten …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Jan 19

Column: ‘Darts Sterotypes’

What do young people think about darts? Old, fat and drunk are just 3 words I often hear amongst young people when they talk about darts. As I am in my last year of high school, most of my school friends know of my love for the game of darts. This leads to many friends questioning …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Oct 04

Column Dan Dawson: “Bullyboy Becomes a Man”

Something special could be about to happen to darts. Just turned 24, and fresh from the biggest title of his career so far, St Helens thrower Michael Smith may be about to start fulfilling his potential. We have seen glimpses of what the Bullyboy can produce, not least his famous victory over Phil Taylor on the …

Continue reading »

Share Button

Older posts «