Posted on May 17th, 2013
Michael van Gerwen is the 2013 McCoy’s Premier League Darts Champion
Michael van Gerwen won the 2013 McCoy’s Premier League darts title in style, hitting bull for a brilliant 132 checkout to beat defending champion Phil Taylor 10-8, in a high quality game of darts that saw both players post 100+ averages.
Premier League debutant Van Gerwen, who topped the table after 14 weeks of league play drew first blood in the final – taking the opening leg with throw in 13 darts. However, it was Taylor who commanded the game early on and established a 5-2 lead.
Double trouble for the 16 times World Champion after the interval allowed van Gerwen to reel off 5 legs in succession and put himself in the driving seat.
Taylor levelled the match at 7 each with a 160 finish after van Gerwen had refused a shot at the bull, instead leaving 32 for his anticipated return visit. The Dutchman then restored his two leg advantage, but missed two match darts before The Power finished 72 on tops. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 16th, 2013
Bash The Bookies With The Tungsten Tipster’s Darts Betting Tips
Our Tipster is back! We lost touch with him a few weeks ago (our fault) but today he’s returning in style to see his pre-tournament predictions through and bring some Play-Off night selections to your attention.
Let’s remind ourselves of those early tips.
Outright Betting (Points 1-5, 5 points being a Max Bet)
4 Points Taylor to win @ 2/1, Most Bookies
4 Points van Gerwen w/o Taylor @ 11/8, Bet Victor
2 Points Lewis to be relegated @ 7/1, William Hill
3 Points van Gerwen most 180′s @ 13/8, William Hill
Well, Lewis is out and MvG looks good for the 180′s and he and Taylor are still there on finals night. Well done TTT.
But what about tonight’s picks? See below!
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And what about the Tipsters over at OLBG.com? They currently favour a Taylor v van Gerwen final with 52% backing MvG to lift the trophy. Don’t forget you can also share your darts tips in the OLBG.com free-to-enter Tipster competition to win cash prizes.
The Tungsten Tipster’s Premier League Play-Offs Punts
Van Gerwen -2.5 against wade @ 4/5
Barneveld under 98.5 ave @ 5/6 against Taylor
Van Gerwen to win @ 11/10
The above prices are widely available so we reckon you should package them up in cheeky treble .
Posted on May 15th, 2013
Phil Taylor is bidding to win a seventh McCoy’s Premier League Darts title at The O2 tomorrow night – but will face fierce competition for the £150,000 first prize from Dutch pair Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld and 2009 champion James Wade at the London venue.
The evening of darts will also feature the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final, which will be held after the two Premier League semi-finals.
The World Youth Championship Final will feature Kettering’s Ricky Evans taking on St Helens youngster Michael Smith over the best of 11 legs, with the winner claiming a £10,000 first prize.
For the first time, Taylor enters the Play-Offs as the second favourite with bookmakers Coral, the official betting partner of the event who make the reigning champion 7/4 to lift the title behind 11/10 favourite Michael van Gerwen.
The Dutch youngster has enjoyed an exceptional debut Premier League season, topping the league table with 11 victories from 16 matches, and plays 2009 champion James Wade in their semi-final.
“It was great for me to finish at the top of the table and it’s a very proud moment for me, but I want to go on and win the title now,” said van Gerwen. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 15th, 2013
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Posted on May 13th, 2013
Former Speedy Services UK Open champions Phil Taylor, James Wade and Roland Scholten will be in action on the opening night of this year’s tournament on Thursday June 6.
The trio will be amongst 114 players competing in the preliminary, first and second rounds of ‘The FA Cup of Darts’ next month, as the four-day event begins in the Premier Suite at De Vere Whites in Bolton.
Wade will kick off the tournament on the main stage when he faces Speedy Qualifier Robbie Green in the preliminary round of the event, having finished outside of the top 64 professionals following eight qualifying events.
The two-time UK Open champion will have to win three matches on the night if he is to win through to Friday’s third round alongside the top 32 professionals, with Birmingham youngster Matt Gallett awaiting Wade or Green in round one and the potential for a clash with Wolverhampton’s Wayne Jones in the second round. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 10th, 2013
The Machine Secures Fourth Play-Off Place
James Wade claimed the final place in the McCoy’s Premier League Darts Play-Offs as he drew with Phil Taylor in Newcastle on Thursday, while Michael van Gerwen ensured he would top the league table with a thrilling display at the Metro Radio Arena.
McCoy’s Premier League Darts Results
Week 14 May 9 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Andy Hamilton 5-7 Adrian Lewis
Robert Thornton 4-7 Raymond van Barneveld
Adrian Lewis 6-6 Simon Whitlock
Phil Taylor 6-6 James Wade
Michael van Gerwen 7-1 Robert Thornton
Simon Whitlock 4-7 Raymond van Barneveld
2009 Premier League champion Wade entered the 14th and final league night holding fourth place but knowing that Robert Thornton and Simon Whitlock could overtake him depending on their results.
After Thornton lost his opening game in Newcastle with a 7-4 defeat to Raymond van Barneveld and Whitlock drew with Adrian Lewis, Wade went into his clash with Taylor knowing that his fate was in his own hands. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 9th, 2013
The final place in the McCoy’s Premier League Darts Play-Offs will be up for grabs as the league season concludes in Newcastle this evening – with James Wade, Robert Thornton and Simon Whitlock fighting to claim a spot in the Play-Offs.
With Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld all securing their Play-Off places following wins in Liverpool last week, the remaining semi-finalist will be decided on the final league night.
2009 Premier League champion Wade travels to the Metro Radio Arena in fourth place, and Scottish star Thornton knows that victories in his two games in Newcastle will see him leapfrog the left-hander to seal a semi-final finish in his debut season.
Having lost both of his matches in Liverpool Wade sits on 16 points, just one ahead of Thornton, and takes on Taylor in Newcastle in his final league game as he aims to reach the semi-finals for the fifth time in six seasons.
“It would have been nice to have qualified already but I will prepare myself to go and get the job done on Thursday,” said Wade. “It hasn’t gone my way in the last few weeks but I’m in the best position of the three fighting for the last spot at the moment.
“In the end it will be about who has the most points over 14 weeks, not just what happens in one night. If I’ve got more points than four other players, then I’ll deserve a place in the semi-finals.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 8th, 2013
Simon Whitlock is eyeing one of his career highlights as he prepares for a tense three-way battle for the final Premier League Darts play-off spot in Newcastle on tomorrow night.
Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld have already booked their place in the play-off finals at the O2 Arena in London on May 16, meaning Leyland Paints-backed Whitlock, James Wade and Robert Thornton now contest the final spot at the Metro Radio Arena.
After narrowly surviving relegation on Judgement Night a month ago, Whitlock has been on a scintillating run of form which has seen him notch four victories from the last five games.
And he is hoping that will be enough for him to sneak in to the top four.
“The standard has been so high this season so to finish in the top four would be one of the best achievements, particularly because I was a little way behind a few weeks ago,” said Whitlock, of Waterlooville. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 8th, 2013
3 Reasons Why Taylor Won’t Win the 2013 McCoy’s Premier League Darts
Jamie Shaw from Bettingpro.com looks at this years Premier League Darts and explains to us why the defending and multiple Champion won’t capture the 2013 Premier League title.
In common with the majority of PDC majors over the past 20 years, Phil Taylor has made the Premier League his own, but in the most fiercely competitive league to date, The Power now has his work cut out.
The Stoke maestro has lifted the Premier League trophy at the end of six of the eight previous campaigns, ending the regular season top of the table on each occasion, but that record has been brought to an end by a certain young Dutchman this year.
The revamped road-show event saw ten of the world’s top stars start out, before Gary Anderson and Wes Newton were relegated in week nine after occupying the bottom two place, while the top four advance to the Play-Offs at the O2 Arena on May 16.
Of those ten players, five picked up at least one major televised title in 2012 and the close proximity of the field has made it one of the most exciting Premier League seasons in recent history.
Taylor’s revenge victory over his recent nemesis Robert Thornton in Liverpool was enough for him to seal his Play-Off progression, but with first place now out of the equation, his showdown with James Wade in Newcastle will determine his finishing position.
Here are our top three reasons why the 16 times World Champion will not collect the Premier League title in 2013: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 2nd, 2013
Trio Secure Play-Off Places
Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld all booked places in the McCoy’s Premier League Darts Play-Offs with wins at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Thursday – but the fight for the final place will be decided in Week 14 after James Wade suffered a double of defeats.
Premier League Darts Results
Week 13 May 2 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Michael van Gerwen 7 v4 Andy Hamilton
James Wade 4 v 7 Simon Whitlock
Robert Thornton 2 v 7 Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld 7 v 4 Adrian Lewis
James Wade 2 v 7 Andy Hamilton
Dutch star van Gerwen continued his brilliant debut Premier League season by becoming the first player to be mathematically certain of a top-four finish when he picked up a 7-4 win over Andy Hamilton.
The 24-year-old remains three points clear at the top of the table after winning his tenth game of the campaign, and he said: “It’s a very important win and I’m really happy to be through to the Play-Offs now. Read the rest of this entry »
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