Posted on June 17th, 2013
Please find below a note from the Antwerp open organiser Peter Van Meel.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
On Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 2013 the 26th edition of the Antwerp Open will take place. As mentioned earlier, we ar proud at going “BACK 2 ANTWERP”, at the “Belgica loods” of the Royal Yacht Club of Belgium, Thonetlaan 133, 2050 Antwerp.
The Antwerp Open 2013 has a prize fund of 12.500 euro and singles are counting towards the ranking tables of the World Darts Federation, the British Darts Organisation, Zuiderduin Masters and the International Belgium Darts Tour.
The winner of the singles are allowed to participate at the Winmau World Masters, and ladies and men’s winners also at the qualifying tournament of the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 14th, 2013
The PDC have today announced a new, three-year contract with ITV which will see them broadcast the PartyPoker.net European Championship and Cash Converters Players Championship finals as well as the UK Open and a new event, The Masters.
The deal, covering tournaments in 2013, 2014 and 2015, will see four major PDC tournaments broadcast live on ITV4 as part of the channel’s portfolio of sporting events.
The first event to be broadcast under the new deal will be next month’s PartyPoker.net European Championship, which will be held from July 4-7 in Muelheim, Germany.
ITV will then broadcast a brand new tournament, The Masters, from November 1-3, as the top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit do battle at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh in a three-day event.
The Cash Converters Players Championship Finals, to be held from November 29-December 1, will again be broadcast live from the Butlins Minehead Resort in Somerset.
Finally, the UK Open – which was won by Phil Taylor last weekend in Bolton – will also be broadcast live on ITV in 2014 and 2015, with dates and full information to be confirmed later this year.
“We’re delighted that ITV have made such a significant commitment to the PDC, and to the sport of darts, with this three-year, four-event deal,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 11th, 2013
Austrian Darts Open Beat The Tipster Results
This is nice and simple, Mighty Mike won the tournament and our Tipster was bang on form topping the table with his first clean sheet of the year. We should also give David O’Connor a mention who came joint top and DartsMad Steve who was five points adrift in 2nd place.
UK Open Beat The Tipster Results
Phil Taylor won the title for the fifth time sweeping aside fellow Stoke slinger Andy Hamilton 11-4 in what may have been the last UK Open to be hosted at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton (if rumours are to be believed).
With 124 entries it was always going to be tough for the Tipster to replicate his Austrian Darts Open heroics, but a shrewd squad selection did ensure that only 18 Tipster challengers got the better of him and put themselves into the random prize draw sponsored by OLBG.com.
You may recall we also had a guest Tipster – Peter Manley. He didn’t fare so well which is good news if you entered because 52 went into the hat for a chance to win a Winmau Blade 4 Dartboard in addition to the regular prizes.
Full Tipster results can be found using the link below:
Our Next Beat The Tipster competition is the Gibraltar Darts Trophy which is registering now and will be a prize event. Full details coming later this week – subscribe to our darts news and make sure you don’t miss out.
The Gibraltar Darts Trophy will be streamed on LIVEPDC.tv so you can follow all the action and keep track of your selections.
UK Open Prize Winners
- Target - Pro Tour - (Dartscorner Special Edition) dartboard – Philip Guy
- Harrows 26g Wayne Mardle Darts – Ben Watts
- David Kirby Darts Book – Paul Dodds
Beat OneDart Prize
- Winmau Blade 4 dartboard - Tracey Etwell
Our winners will be contacted via email shortly to arrange delivery of their prizes.
All Beat The Tipster competition points won in 2013 will be recorded to make up an overall leader board to compete for the end of season prizes.
End of Season Prizes – Allocated to the Top 3 Tipsters of 2013 after Lakeside 2014
- Unicorn DartMate freestanding/portable system with upgraded HD board – 1st Prize*
- Dartsmate Elite electronic scorer with v computer feature – 2nd Prize
- Unicorn Phase 6 – Purist – Black Titanium, Phil Taylor 25g barrels – 3rd Prize* Due to the weight of this item international winners may be requested to contribute towards shipping or accept a cash alternative.
Please ensure you enter all the BTT competitions throughout 2013 if you want to fight for your position at the top of the leader board.
Posted on June 11th, 2013
Wins For Dekker & Hedman
Jan Dekker beat Scott Waites 6-3 to take the 2013 BDO International Open mens singles title and defending champion Deta Hedman retained her title by overcoming Trina Gulliver 5-2 in the ladies singles competition
Darts history was made when Claire Stainsby and Glen Durrant recorded the first ever 9-Dart 501 in a mixed pairs competition.
They went on to be eventual runners-up to Garry Thompson and Deta Hedman who won the 2013 Mixed Pairs title.
To complete a memorable weekend at Pontin’s Brean Sands Holiday Park in Somerset, Claire and Glen won the Mixed Triples with Tony Eccles.
AM Darts youth players Joe Davis and Cassey Gallagher both featured in the semi-finals of the youth singles competition.
Casey went on to reach the final where she eventually lost out 3-1 to Jordan Singh.
2013 BDO International Open Results Sheets
Posted on June 9th, 2013
Phil Taylor Wins a Fifth UK Open Title With an 11-4 Defeat of Andy Hamilton
Andy Hamilton entered his 2013 UK Open final against Phil Taylor with the confidence boosting knowledge that he had won three of their last 4 meetings, twice on television and once within the past three weeks.
Despite these facts the bookies still had Taylor as the overwhelming odds on favourite – after all he had won their other 30 meetings.
The Hammer made a confident start with a hold of throw before the first 4 legs were shared. Taylor then broke the Hammer throw for the second time to ensure he led going into the break with the scoreline nicely poised at 3-2.
Taylor continued where he left off – returning from the break he took out 167 to give himself a 2 leg cushion, before a second consecutive break of throw extended the 16 times World Champions lead to 5-2.
At this point in the match The Power had registered a 110+ 3 dart match average and achieved over 50% success on doubles, a theme which continued as he left the stage 7-3 to the good at the second break. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 9th, 2013
Raymond van Barneveld will meet Andy Hamilton in the semi-final of the 2013 Speedy Services UK Open later this evening following their respective victories over Ronnie Baxter and James Wade.
The Hammer has won 1 of their 3 meetings this year but Barney has a great record against the 2012 World Championship runner-up and leads the career head to heads 19-2
The other semi-final will be contested between Phil Taylor and Peter Wright- who eventually overcame twice world Champion Adrian Lewis 10-6 after establishing an unassailable 9-2 lead.
Taylor booked his place in the semis by stopping the incredible unbeaten run of Michael van Gerwen. At 6 legs each The Power pulled away reeling off 3 legs without reply and then went on to win the match 10-7.
Snakebite has yet to defeat Taylor in five times of asking but is playing some of the best darts of his career right now and won’t be going down without a fight. We can’t see past another Barney v Taylor final though! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 9th, 2013
Bash The Bookies With The Tungsten Tipster’s Darts Betting Tips
Our Tungsten Tipster found himself on the wrong end of some close results yesterday. Adrian Gray nicked two legs off Taylor – TTT covered the whitewash and 9-1. Wes missed match darts against Lewis & Steve West exceeded expectation by sending home Richie Burnett. Terry Temple did the business against John Bowles though – nicking it 9-7. What’s TTT got for us today?
UK Open Darts Betting (Points 1-5, 5 points Max Bet)
Well most of the good work was undone yesterday with some very near misses but at least we are still showing a tournament profit of +3.50 pts.
There are some interesting last 8 fixtures today and my max bet has to be Peter Wright who doesn’t always get the recognition he deserves, but has been chucking solid darts over the last few months and is quietly doing the business in Bolton. Although Lewis looked a better player altogether against Jenkins, Wright to win at 7/4 is massive – 5 pts.
James Wade has convinced me that he has got his head round the sport and looks like wants it this week. We are going to take the handicap here – Wade giving Hamilton a 2.5 leg start at 10/11 - 4 pts.
I tip my cap to the great Phil Taylor with his performance against an impressive Dolan, I reckon the quarter final clash with Mighty Mike will be a high quality game with a bagful of 180s, so I’m going for over 8.5 match 180′s at 4/6 - 4 pts. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 8th, 2013
2013 Speedy Services UK Open Last 16 Results
Defending Champion Robert Thornton will not retain his UK Open title following a 9-7 defeat by Raymond van Barneveld. The Dutchman maintained his clean sheet against The Thorn (the Scot has never beaten RvB in competitive play) despite falling 4-1 behind.
Barney will be joined in the last 8 by Phil Taylor who survived 3 match darts as his opponent Brendan Dolan (who led for most of the game) failed to kill off the match, having drawn level Taylor then went on to secure victory with an 11 dart leg in the decider.
James Wade booked his quarter-final spot with a comfortable 9-4 victory over Big John Henderson and Adrian Lewis brushed aside Kevin Painter 9-6 finishing in style taking out D16 for an 11 dart leg.
The rest of the quarter final field will be made up by Andy Hamilton following his 9-1 demolition of Terry Temple, Peter Wright thanks to his 9-4 defeat of Steve West, Ronnie Baxter who managed to overcome the resurgent Jelle Klassen 9-7 and Michael van Gerwen who eased past Terry Jenkins 9-3.
Saturday June 8
Evening Session (7pm)
(Last 16) Best of 17 legs, played on two boards.
Raymond van Barneveld 9-7 Robert Thornton
Phil Taylor 9-8 Brendan Dolan
Michael van Gerwen 9-3 Terry Jenkins
Adrian Lewis 9 v 6 Kevin Painter
Steve West 4-9 Peter Wright
Andy Hamilton 9-1 Terry Temple
Ronnie Baxter 9-7 Jelle Klaasen
John Henderson 4-9 James Wade
2013 Speedy Services UK Open Quarter-final Draw
Raymond van Barneveld v Ronnie Baxter
Andy Hamilton v James Wade
Phil Taylor v Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright v Adrian Lewis
Posted on June 8th, 2013
2013 Speedy Services UK Open Fourth Round Results
Wes Newton hits a nine-darter but loses out to Adrian Lewis in a last-leg shoot out.
Saturday June 8
Afternoon Session (1pm)
(Last 32) Best of 17 legs, played across four boards.
Dave Chisnall 2-9 James Wade
Phil Taylor 9-2 Adrian Gray
Gary Anderson 7-9 Kevin Painter
Michael van Gerwen 9-3 Michael Mansell
Brendan Dolan 9-6 Matt Padgett
Joey Palfreyman 3-9 Raymond van Barneveld
Terry Jenkins 9-6 Kim Huybrechts
John Part 4-9 Andy Hamilton Read the rest of this entry »
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