Posted on December 22nd, 2012
Saturday December 22 Afternoon Session Results
3x Second Round
Kevin Painter 4 v 3 Ronnie Baxter (3-1, 1-3, 3-0, 3-0, 1-3, 0-3, 4-2)
Colin Lloyd 4 v 2 Mark Webster (3-2, 3-0, 3-2, 0-3, 2-3, 3-1)
Raymond van Barneveld 4 v 1 Brendan Dolan (3-0, 3-1, 0-3, 3-2, 3-1)
Kevin Painter won the opening set of his second round clash with Ronnie Baxter 3-1, assisted by a string of missed doubles from The Rocket. The Artist hit 3 from 4 attempts as Baxter converted a woeful 1 from 7 to leave the door open.
A handful of maximums and an 11 dart fourth leg saw Baxter hit back and square the match as the man from Blackpool found some much needed accuracy on the outer segments that had earlier eluded him.
Painter kicked of the third set with a 151 checkout to break the Baxter throw, a double double 94 checkout secured the second leg (S18 D18 D20) before he fired in 116 to take the set without reply. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 27th, 2012
The schedule of play for the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals has been confirmed ahead of the ITV4-televised event to be held at the Butlins Minehead Resort from Friday November 30-Sunday December 2.
The action will also be streamed live on LIVEPDC.TV to all regions except UK, Ire & Netherlands where fans can only access on-demand highlights.
The £250,000 tournament features the leading 32 players from this year’s ProTour Order of Merit, comprised of prize money won in Players Championship events, UK Open Qualifiers and European Tour events held in 2012.
Play will commence on Friday, when the first round is split across two sessions, before the second round is held on Saturday, again across two sessions.
Sunday will then see the quarter-finals held in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final held in the evening session as the destiny of the £60,000 title is confirmed.
Two of the sport’s rising stars, Ian White and Michael Smith, will meet in the opening game on Friday afternoon before Colin Lloyd plays Peter Wright and Taunton’s Justin Pipe faces Colin Osborne. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 26th, 2012
Dave Chisnall enters the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals next weekend as the number 1 seed, with the field for the ITV4-televised event at the Butlins Minehead Resort now confirmed.
Chisnall, who won Saturday’s Players Championship, is the top seed after amassing £65,400 in prize money on the ProTour this year, with earnings from the 20 Players Championship events, eight UK Open Qualifiers and five European Tour events all counted.
Chisnall will play Wayne Jones in the first round, while number two seed Simon Whitlock – who also topped £60,000 in prize money this year – set to face Jamie Caven.
The £250,000 tournament, won last year by Kevin Painter, will be played from Friday-Sunday at the Somerset seaside resort as the top 32 players from the year’s final ProTour Order of Merit do battle for the £60,000 title.
Painter qualifies to defend his title as the number 30 seed, meaning that he will play number three seed Michael van Gerwen in the first round – with the Dutchman having won a seventh ProTour title in Sunday’s Players Championship in Barnsley. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 18th, 2012
Grand Slam of Darts Quarter Final Roundup
Dean Winstanley and Andy Hamilton won through to the semi-finals of the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts with 16-12 victories over Kevin Painter and John Part respectively on Saturday afternoon.
Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen completed the semi-final line-up at Wolverhampton with brilliant victories over Christian Kist and Scott Waites on Saturday night.
Saturday November 17
Afternoon Session – 1pm-5pm
Dean Winstanley 16 v 12 Kevin Painter
John Part 12 v 16 Andy Hamilton
Evening Session – 7pm-11pm
Christian Kist 10 v 16 Raymond van Barneveld
Scott Waites 12 v 16 Michael van Gerwen Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 10th, 2012
Five players will battle for the final two places in the McCoy’s Premier League Darts Play-Offs on Thursday as Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena hosts the final league night of the tournament.
Newcastle will host the climax of the 14 weekly rounds, which have been played throughout the UK and Ireland since February, with the final two places in the semi-finals alongside Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock at The O2 on offer.
The tightest-ever Play-Off race sees World Champion Adrian Lewis, 2009 Premier League winner James Wade, Dutch favourite Raymond van Barneveld and this year’s two newcomers Kevin Painter and Andy Hamilton all still in contention to reach next week’s semi-finals.
Lewis knows that a win from his clash with Whitlock would guarantee him a Play-Off place, and Wade faces van Barneveld in another key contest, while the winner of the game between Painter and Hamilton could also sneak into the top four.
“I love pressure and I’ve always said that I’m a pressure player, so I’ve a chance to prove that now on Thursday,” said Lewis, whose defeat to Painter in Birmingham last week threw the Play-Off race wide open. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 8th, 2012
March 8 – The Brighton Centre
Kevin Painter 8 v 5 Andy Hamilton
Phil Taylor 8 v 1 Gary Anderson
James Wade 8 v 6 Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock 8 v 4 Adrian Lewis
PHIL TAYLOR rocked the Brighton Centre with an 8-1 win over reigning McCoy’s Premier League Darts champion Gary Anderson on Thursday night, as Kevin Painter, James Wade and Simon Whitlock also took victories. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 8th, 2012
THE 2012 McCoy’s Premier League Darts season begins tomorrow night as the world’s top two players, Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis, prepare to clash. The £450,000 tournament kicks off with the first of fifteen weekly fixtures at the Manchester Arena. The event culminates with the play-offs at the O2 London on May 17th 2012, where one player will walk away with £150k and the title of McCoy’s Premier League Darts Champion 2012.
Alongside title sponsors McCoy’s, the PDC are delighted to welcome William Hill as the official betting partner and Speedy Hire, Dulux Decorator Centres and Swan as official partners of the McCoy’s Premier League Darts.
The McCoy’s Premier League Darts promises to be one of the most exciting darts tournaments ever staged, with eight top players competing across 15 nights for the £150,000 title.
February 9 – Manchester Arena
Andy Hamilton v James Wade Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Adrian Lewis v Phil Taylor, Andy Hamilton, Gary Anderson, James Wade, Kevin Painter, McCoys Crisps, PDC Premier League Darts, Premier League Darts Manchester, Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock
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Posted on January 16th, 2012
WORLD CHAMPION Adrian Lewis will take on Phil Taylor on the opening night of the McCoy’s Premier League Darts at the Manchester Arena on Thursday February 9, while reigning champion Gary Anderson plays debutant Kevin Painter.
The McCoy’s Premier League Darts will begin at the Manchester Arena on Thursday February 9, and feature the clash between world number one Taylor – the five-time Premier League winner – and reigning World Champion Lewis.
The Stoke pair also met on the opening night of last year’s Premier League, when Lewis won 8-2, and although the 15-time World Champion gained revenge in Birmingham it was the youngster who took a 8-3 win in their semi-final clash as he reached the final. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on January 5th, 2012
As the PDC board select the competitors for this year’s Premier League, the fallout from the sensational 2012 World Championships is complete and whilst some will still be celebrating, others will be looking back at the tournament with nothing but regret.
Coming into the competition as a 200/1 outsider may have been a little harsh on a player as consistent as the Hammer, but considering he was in the same quarter as Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld next to no one gave him a chance of improving on his previous best performance of the semi-finals. However, Hamilton proved all the doubters wrong and battled his way to the final of the competition. This is reward alone, but throw a cheque for £100,000 and a subsequent place in the Premier League into the equation and you are left with a very happy Hammer.
Chizzy Rascal may not have reached the latter stages of the tournament, but he did something that has truly put him on the darting map – beat Phil Taylor. Chisnall’s debut in the PDC World Championships couldn’t have dealt him a tougher second round draw but he prevailed with a resounding 4-1 victory and became the first man to turn off the Power at such an early stage since Kevin Spiolek in 1993. Crucially, the £15,000 he picked up also took him into the coveted top 32 for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Adrian Lewis, Andy Hamilton, Kevin Painter, Paul Nicholson, PDC World Championship 2012, Phil Haigh, Premier League Darts 2012, Simon Whitlock
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Posted on December 29th, 2011
PDC big guns James Wade and John Part set up a tasty quarter-final clash at the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship with on Thursday afternoon as
Wade dropped only one leg in taking the first two sets, and came from 2-0 down in each of the next two as he moved into the last eight for the fourth time in five years at Alexandra Palace.
“It wasn’t as easy as the scoreline suggests,” said Wade. “I made the most of my opportunities, and he gave me plenty.
“I’m looking forward to the next game against John because it will be a scrap, and I haven’t had one of those yet. I believe I’m ready for one and let’s see what I do, and I think I’ve got plenty in the tank.”
Part, meanwhile, joined Wade in the quarter-finals with a 4-2 defeat of in-form Kevin Painter, who took the game’s first set but fell 2-1 down as the Canadian hit a 161 finish in taking command. Read the rest of this entry »
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