Posted on May 15th, 2012
McCoy’s, the ultimate ‘man crisps’ and the official snack of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), is celebrating its sponsorship of the 2012 McCoy’s Premier League Darts. McCoy’s have teamed up with Darts Mad to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the sold out Final of the McCoy’s Premier League Darts at the O2 Arena on the 17th May.
To win tickets, answer this simple question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Which of these players will play Phil “The Power” Taylor in Thursday’s second semi-final?
A) Simon Whitlock
B) James Wade
C) Raymond Van Barneveld
Posted on August 9th, 2011
The 2011/2012 Premier League season kicks off on Saturday 13th August and the people that bring you the only Fantasy League Darts game on the web (ie. us!) have set up a Private League over at the official Premier League Fantasy game.
We will be giving away darts prizes to the top three finishers in the league. We are always giving stuff away so this should come as no surprise!
To play is easy…
Posted on July 14th, 2011
Changes are afoot in the PDC; the major tournaments are being sponsored by ever more obscure companies (what the Dickens are Speedy Hire doing sponsoring darts?) and the names no longer roll off the tongue, as the upcoming Sky Bet Mobile World Matchplay demonstrates.
In fact several of the majors do not currently have a sponsor (the World Grand Prix, Grand Slam of Darts, Players Championship, World Cup) which reflects the global economy and must be a continual struggle for Barry Hearn and his team to find backers. Watch out for the ‘Domino’s Pizza UK & Ireland Championship League Darts’ coming soon to a laptop near you.
That is all away from the board and regardless of any suspected financial struggles darts is reported to be booming so prize money continues to rise. £400,000 is up for grabs in Blackpool next week, with a quarter of it going to the winner.
The World Matchplay is generally considered to be second only to the World Championship and a favourite of many fans. The ornate majesty of the Winter Gardens is an unlikely darts venue but is a sight to behold and a pilgrimage that all darts fans should experience.
In keeping with the sea change away from the oche there is a strong whiff of change on it. Phil Taylor is no longer the domineering force we have gotten used to and although he still goes off 11/8 favourite with tournament sponsors, Sky Bet, now is the time to take him on in the tournament he loves.
Tags: Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson, James Wade, Phil Taylor, Preview, Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock, Sky Bet Mobile World Matchplay 2011, Winter Gardens
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Posted on March 21st, 2009
Welcome to our Spring Newsletter! Spring is upon us and there a few darters with a spring in their step at the moment.
Phil Taylor continued his hot streak with victory in both German Players Championship events at the end of February. He didn’t travel to Scotland the following week where Robert Thornton took full advantage to claim back to back home wins, his first since joining the PDC.
In the Whyte & Mackay Premier League, Mervyn King has blazed a trail over the opening few weeks, storming to the top of the league in an unbeaten start. A recent wobble has seen him toppled by James Wade at the head of the table and with several players coming into form it’s hotting up nicely.
And Aussie chucker Simon Whitlock has joined the ever growing ranks of the PDC. Whitlock is a fine player and will hope to emulate King and Thornton but the first battle he will have on his hands may well be over the use of his Wizard nickname! Colin Osborne v Simon Whitlock in a Nickname Playoff Match??
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Posted on February 11th, 2009
Happy new year darts fans! A little late admittedly but then this is the first newsletter of 2009. If you’re not happy with that explanation then treat it as an early new year greeting for 2010.
So we’re here this month with some indispensible advice on how to ease the big freeze. It’s quite simple, just stay inside and watch darts!
We’ve just had the coral.co.uk Players Championship Finals at the Circus Tavern. Phil Taylor showed who’s boss again and you can read all about it elsewhere on the site. This followed hot on the heels of two great world championships. And kicking off this month is the Whyte & Mackay Premier League – weeks of Thursday night darts on the telly to help warm the cockles.
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