Sunday, 31 March 2013

PDC European Darts Trophy-Day 1

European Tour Event Two - European Darts Trophy
Saturday March 30
First Round
Afternoon Session
Main Stage
Mark Webster 6-1 Steve Maish
Richie Burnett 5-6 Jamie Robinson
Kim Huybrechts 6-5 Steve Hine
Justin Pipe 6-1 Co Stompe
Mervyn King 6-0 Leon De Geus
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Kevin Dowling
Steve Beaton 4-6 Connie Finnan
Terry Jenkins 6-5 Tony West
Colin Lloyd 6-3 Davyd Venken
Paul Nicholson 6-5 Ronny Huybrechts

Second Stage
Arron Monk 6-3 Alex Roy
James Hubbard 1-6 Ross Smith
Scott Rand 5-6 Mensur Suljovic
Andy Smith 6-2 Magnus Caris
Jamie Caven 6-3 Andrew Johnson
Darren Webster 6-5 Kurt Van De Rijck
Evening Session
Main Stage

Dragutin Horvath 1-6 Max Hopp
Dave Chisnall 1-6 Michael Smith
Andy Hamilton 6-1 Gareth Pass
Robert Thornton 6-2 Ricky Sudale
Peter Wright 6-2 Michael Kiebel
Vincent van der Voort 1-6 John Part
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Leo Hendriks
Jyhan Artut 2-6 Nick Fullwell
Wes Newton 6-3 Tomas Seyler
Kevin Painter 6-0 Mario Gaisbauer

Second Stage
Brendan Dolan 6-4 John Bowles
Joe Cullen 6-5 Mark Hylton
Colin Osborne 6-5 Gaz Cousins
Mark Walsh 4-6 Terry Temple
Ian White 6-0 James Richardson
Dean Winstanley 6-4 John Henderson
Match Information
Afternoon Session

Mark Webster made a flying start to the European Darts Trophy with a 6-1 win over Steve Maish, with the Welshman taking five successive legs to sweep into the second round.

Former World Youth Champion Arron Monk won the opening game on stage two with a 6-3 win over Alex Roy in a high-quality match which saw both players averaging over 100 for most of the contest.

Qualifier Jamie Robinson caused an upset by coming from 5-2 down to defeat Richie Burnett 6-5, with the Welshman being punished for missing match darts in the game's final two legs.

Ross Smith produced an impressive performance to see off World Youth Champion James Hubbard 6-1, taking the game's first four legs without reply as he moved into the second round.

Kim Huybrechts edged out Steve Hine 6-5 in a thriller to book his second round spot, coming from 3-1 down to level before taking the deciding leg.
"I've not had too many good results recently and these are the types of games which I have been losing so it's a massive win for my confidence," said Huybrechts. "It was a great game and
I'm really pleased to be through."

Austrian qualifier Mensur Suljovic was another 6-5 winner as he came from 3-1 down against Scott Rand to edge through.

Justin Pipe dropped just one leg as he saw off Co Stompe 6-1, with the Taunton ace winning the first five legs before the Dutch ace took out 110 to get off the mark, but he was unable to continue the fightback.

Andy Smith was a 6-2 winner against Swedish qualifier Magnus Caris, winning the game's final three legs without reply to progress.

Mervyn King swept past Dutch qualifier Leon De Geus with the day's first whitewash as he set up a second round clash with Andy Smith.

Jamie Caven came from 2-0 down against Andy Johnson to win his place in Sunday's second round with a 6-3 triumph.

Ronnie Baxter hit five 180s in a fine display as he defeated Kevin Dowling 6-3 to move into the last 32.

Darren Webster edged out Kurt Van De Rijck in a deciding leg to book his place in the second round, following up an earlier 116 checkout with a 102 game shot in the final leg.

Connie Finnan set up a second round clash with Ronnie Baxter by defeating Steve Beaton 6-4. The Irishman took out 155 as he won the first four legs, with Beaton hitting back to trail only 5-4 at one stage - hitting a 145 checkout to save the game - before Finnan landed tops for the win.

Terry Jenkins edged out Tony West in the deciding leg of a close battle, with neither player ever able to move more than one leg ahead as the lead changed hands twice, with the seven-time major finalist hitting a 130 finish early in the contest but suffering with missed doubles before pinning tops at the first attempt to win the final leg.

Colin Lloyd moved into the second round with a 6-3 win over Belgian Davyd Venken, who shared the first four legs before the former world number one took the next three to lead 5-2. Venken won the eighth, but Lloyd pinned double top to complete the win.

Paul Nicholson came from 3-0 down to win 6-5 against Ronny Huybrechts in a see-saw game. Nicholson took five straight legs to move 5-3 up - hitting a 116 finish to move a leg away from victory before the Belgian hit back to level with a 106 finish, but Nicholson posted a 180 as he edged the decider.

Evening Session
Max Hopp kicked off Saturday's evening session with a hugely popular 6-1 win over Croatian qualifier Dragutin Horvath, a European Tour debutant. German 16-year-old won the first five legs without reply before Horvath hit back, but double ten put the home favourite into Sunday's second round.

Brendan Dolan set up a second round clash with Jamie Robinson courtesy of a 6-4 win against John Bowles. Dolan came from a leg down to lead 3-1, hitting a 117 finish in the process, before Bowles hit back to level, but with the pair tied at four-all it was the Northern Irish ace who took the next two legs for victory.

Michael Smith sent number one seed Dave Chisnall crashing out of the event with a brilliant 6-1 victory, averaging 103.13. After Smith took the opener, Chisnall finished 104 to level but he had no answer to five successive legs from the in-form PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship finalist, who hit three 13-darters as he moved 5-1 up before sealing the win with a 136 checkout for a 12-darter.

Joe Cullen came from 5-3 down to edge out Mark Hylton in their first round contest. Hylton finished 124 in holding an early 2-1 lead, and though Cullen hit back to level at three-all, the left-hander took out 157 as he moved to the brink of victory at 5-3, only for the youngster to win the final three legs.

Andy Hamilton moved through to the second round with a 6-1 win over Gareth Pass, who took the game's opening leg but was unable to stop the Stoke ace taking the next six without reply. The game's key leg was the fourth, as Hamilton followed a 180 with a 153 finish to lead 3-1.

Colin Osborne came from 3-0 down before defeating Gareth Cousins 6-5 to win through to the second round. Cousins took out 133 in the opening leg and also won the next two, only for Osborne to take five in a row and move to the brink of victory. Cousins hit back to level, but Osborne edged the decider to progress.

Robert Thornton moved into the last 32 with a 6-2 win over European Tour debutant Ricky Sudale, with Thornton sweeping into a 5-1 lead before completing victory.

Peter Wright set up a second round clash with Colin Osborne with a 6-2 win over Home Nation Qualifier Michael Kiebel. Wright took out a 161 finish as he moved 5-1 up, and although Kiebel won a second leg, he completed a strong win.

Terry Temple defeated Mark Walsh 6-4 in a see-saw encounter, which saw the Hertfordshire ace move 3-2 and 4-3 up before the Yorkshireman took the next three to sweep through and set up a second round tie with Terry Jenkins.

UK Masters champion John Part produced a sensational display to defeat Vincent van der Voort 6-1, averaging 108.35 in the process. Part took the first two legs before the Dutchman got off the mark, but the Canadian was irresistable as he swept through the next four, hitting four 180s and a 136 finish in a fine display which featured winning legs of 13, 14, 14, 12, 11 and 17 darts.

Ian White, the runner-up in last year's German Masters at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, swept aside James Richardson with a 6-0 whitewash, averaging 97 in a strong start to his
challenge this time around.

Number two seed Michael van Gerwen dropped only one leg as he defeated Leo Hendriks 6-1. Hendriks shared the opening two legs, but the world number three powered through the next five to set up a second round clash with Darren Webster.

Dean Winstanley set up a second round clash with German youngster Max Hopp with a 6-4 win over John Henderson. The Yorkshireman took the opening leg and hit two 180s in the
second, and though Henderson hit back with two legs of his own it was Winstanley who moved 5-2 up. The Scot hit back to 5-4, but Winstanley was too strong to seal the win.

Nick Fullwell came from 2-1 down to win five successive legs and defeat German favourite Jyhan Artut 6-2, putting himself into the last 32.

Wes Newton ended the hopes of another Home Nation Qualifier, Tomas Seyler, with a 6-3 win. Newton started superbly with legs of 11 and 14 darts before taking out 89 for a 3-0 lead, and though the German hit back to trail just 4-3, the Fleetwood ace was too strong.

Kevin Painter completed the first round action with a 6-0 whitewash of debutant Mario Gaisbauer in the day's final game.

Friday, 29 March 2013

PDC European Tour Event 2

Saturday March 30
First Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-6pm - please note amended start time)
Main Stage
Mark Webster v Steve Maish
Richie Burnett v Jamie Robinson
Kim Huybrechts v Steve Hine
Justin Pipe v European Qualifier 3
Mervyn King v European Qualifier 2
Ronnie Baxter v Kevin Dowling
Steve Beaton v Connie Finnan
Terry Jenkins v Tony West
Colin Lloyd v European Qualifier 7
Paul Nicholson v European Qualifier 1

Second Stage
Arron Monk v Alex Roy
James Hubbard v Ross Smith
Scott Rand v European Qualifier 4
Andy Smith v European Qualifier 6
Jamie Caven v Andrew Johnson
Darren Webster v European Qualifier 5

Evening Session (7pm-12am)
Main Stage

Dave Chisnall v Michael Smith
Andy Hamilton v Gareth Pass
Robert Thornton v Ricky Sudale
Peter Wright v Home Nation Qualifier 1
Vincent van der Voort v John Part
Michael van Gerwen v European Qualifier 8
James Wade v Nick Fullwell
Wes Newton v Home Nation Qualifier 2
Kevin Painter v Home Nation Qualifier 4
Simon Whitlock v Home Nation Qualifier 3

Second Stage
Brendan Dolan v John Bowles
Joe Cullen v Mark Hylton
Colin Osborne v Gaz Cousins
Mark Walsh v Terry Temple
Ian White v James Richardson
Dean Winstanley v John Henderson

Sunday March 31
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

White/Richardson v Hubbard/R Smith
Dolan/Bowles v Burnett/Robinson
Wright/HNQ1 v Osborne/Cousins
Pipe/EQ3 v Cullen/Hylton
Huybrechts/Hine v Caven/Johnson
Chisnall/M Smith v Rand/EQ4
King/EQ2 v A Smith/EQ6
Jenkins/West v Walsh/Temple

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Baxter/Dowling v Beaton/Finnan
van Gerwen/EQ8 v D Webster/EQ5
Thornton/Sudale v van der Voort/Part
Newton/HNQ2 v Monk/Roy
Whitlock/HNQ3 v Winstanley/Henderson
Wade/Fullwell v Painter HNQ4
Lloyd/EQ7 v Nicholson/EQ1
Hamilton/Pass v M Webster/Maish

Monday April 1
Third Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

As per draw bracket

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
As per draw bracket

All games are the best of 11 legs.

Prize Fund
Winner £20,000
Runner-Up £10,000
Semi-Finalists £5,000
Quarter-Finalists £3,000
Third Round Losers £2,000
Second Round Losers £1,000
First Round Losers £500
Total £100,000

PDC McCoys Premier League-Week 8

March 28 - SECC, Glasgow Adrian Lewis 7-4 Andy Hamilton
Simon Whitlock 1-7 Robert Thornton
Phil Taylor 7-3 Raymond van Barneveld
Gary Anderson 5-7 Wes Newton
Michael van Gerwen 4-7 James Wade

Adrian Lewis v Andy Hamilton 0-0 - Adrian Lewis will throw first
0-1 - Hamilton lands a 180 with his second throw but the leg ends in despair for both players as they miss a total of 17 darts at doubles - ten from Hamilton and seven from Lewis - before Hamilton posts double one to break throw in the opener.
0-2 - Hamilton doubles his lead by hitting double eight.
1-2 - Hamilton misses double 18 to finish 150, and Lewis steps in to finish 56 on tops to get off the mark.
2-2 - Lewis fires in a 180 and posts tops again to level the game with a break of throw.
3-2 - Another 180 for Lewis leaves him 38 and he hits double 19 at the first time of asking to move ahead.
4-2 - Hamilton misses the bull and two further darts to win the leg, and Lewis hits tops to move two legs clear with another break.
4-3 - Hamilton misses the bullseye again, but Lewis is off-target with two darts at tops to allow him back to land double eight.
5-3 - Lewis regains his two-leg cushion in a bizarre twist, with Hamilton initially needing 164 but bursting his score to allow the two-time World Champion back, hitting double eight after missing the bull for a 170 checkout.
5-4 - Hamilton regains his composure with a superb 100 checkout to hit back.
6-4 - Hamilton hits a 180 to leave 50, but Lewis hits the bull to complete a 124 finish to ensure a point from the game.
7-4 - Lewis misses double nine for a 138 finish, but Hamilton is unable to take out 88 and the world number two returns to seal a key win.

Simon Whitlock v Robert Thornton 0-0 - Simon Whitlock will throw first
0-1 - Thornton delights the Scottish crowd with a 180 and double 19 to break throw in the opening leg.
0-2 - Thornton adds a second maximum as he doubles his lead.
0-3 - The Scot's stunning start continues with a third 180 of the game before he powers in a 157 checkout, maintaining a 128 average!
0-4 - Double top sees Thornton move four legs clear.
1-4 - Whitlock finishes 114 on tops to get off the mark.
1-5 - Thornton takes out 76 on tops to move further clear.
1-6 - Thornton finishes 121 on double 14 to ensure at least a draw - and the possibility of a record Premier League average!
1-7 - Thornton completes a superb win on double 12 - after Whitlock misses the bull for a 170 finish and two further darts at double eight. Thornton's end average is 107.65 - two points below his superb 109 of earlier in the season as he misses out on a personal best on TV.

Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld 0-0 - Phil Taylor will throw first
1-0 - van Barneveld hits a 180, but Taylor - who has gone back to using the design of darts with which he won the World Championship in January after four games with a new design - hits double 16 to get off the mark.
2-0 - van Barneveld hits another maximum, but misses darts at double 16, 12 and six to allow Taylor in on tops.
3-0 - The Dutchman misses the bull for a 124 finish, and Taylor again lands tops to win a third leg.
3-1 - van Barneveld gets off the mark by finishing double eight.
4-1 - Taylor hits a 180 and posts double 16 to regain his cushion.
4-2 - Double 16 sees van Barneveld hit back again.
5-2 - van Barneveld opens with 180 and 140 in hitting five successive treble 20s, but he misses four darts to break throw and Taylor lands a third-dart double five to avert a break of throw.
6-2 - Taylor opens with 140 and 180 before hitting double eight to ensure at least a point.
6-3 - Taylor misses two match darts at double 16, and van Barneveld takes out 144 to keep in the game.
7-3 - Two misses at double top from van Barneveld allow Taylor to seal victory with a 72 finish.

Gary Anderson v Wes Newton 0-0 - Gary Anderson will throw first
0-1 - Anderson misses eight doubles to win the opening leg, and Newton punishes him - eventually - on double four.
0-2 - Three further misses from Anderson allow the Fleetwood ace in to double his lead.
1-2 - Anderson hits a 180 and lands double five to get off the mark.
2-2 - The Scot delights the home crowd with double 11 to break throw and level.
3-2 - Anderson posts a 180 and tops to move ahead.
3-3 - Newton takes out 132 on the bull to level.
4-3 - Newton hits a 180, but misses two darts at double eight, and Anderson hits tops to edge ahead.
4-4 - Anderson posts a maximum but misses tops for a 160 finish, and Newton takes out 84 on double 11 to square the game again.
5-4 - Anderson this time takes out 84 on the bull to regain the lead.
5-5 - Anderson misses double top, and Newton takes out 120 to level.
5-6 - Anderson crucially misses five darts at doubles, and Newton breaks throw on double eight.
5-7 - Newton secures a huge victory by taking out 72 to keep his McCoy's Premier League hopes alive.

Michael van Gerwen v James Wade 0-0 - Michael van Gerwen will throw first1-0 - van Gerwen posts a 180 in a superb opening leg, as he finishes double eight for a 13-darter.
1-1 - Wade kicks off with two 180s, and although a possible nine-darter goes begging, he finishes 90 for a 12-darter to level.
1-2 - The left-hander breaks throw with a sparkling 11-darter, finishing with an 86 checkout.
1-3 - van Gerwen kicks off with a maximum, but Wade finishes 134 for a 12-darter to move two legs up.
1-4 - Wade's charge continues as he wins a fourth successive leg, punishing missed doubles from van Gerwen across two visits by pinning tops.
2-4 - van Gerwen hits back by finishing double eight for a 14-dart finish
3-4 - The Dutchman reduces the gap to one leg by taking out tops for a 13-darter.
3-5 - Wade checks out a sensational 135 finish of bullseye, treble 15 and double top to regain his cushion.
3-6 - van Gerwen misses further doubles as Wade finishes 52 on tops to ensure a minimum of a point.
4-6 - Wade misses three match darts at tops as the Dutchman hits the same bed to stay in the hunt.
4-7 - The pair trade 180s before Wade finishes 130 on double five for a 12-darter which seals a superb win, ending the game with seven doubles from 11 attempts.

Latest League Table

P W D L +/- Pts
Phil Taylor 8 4 2 2 +12 10
Michael van Gerwen 8 4 2 2 +12 10
James Wade 8 4 2 2 +9 10
Raymond van Barneveld 8 4 2 2 +6 10
Robert Thornton 8 3 3 2 +5 9
Andy Hamilton 8 4 0 4 0 8
Adrian Lewis 8 3 1 4 -7 7
Simon Whitlock 8 3 0 5 -11 6
Wes Newton 8 2 1 5 -12 5
Gary Anderson 8 2 1 5 -14 5

Week Nine - "Judgement Night"

April 4 - The Brighton Centre

New Order of Play
Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor v Robert Thornton
Wes Newton v Andy Hamilton
Gary Anderson v James Wade
Michael van Gerwen v Simon Whitlock

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

PDC McCoys Premier League-Week 8 Preview

The McCoy Premier League returns to Scotland this week to a small town called Glasgow. Its always been a good night when we have been here, and this week should be no different.

Week EightMarch 28 - SECC, Glasgow
Adrian Lewis v Andy Hamilton
Simon Whitlock v Robert Thornton
Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
Gary Anderson v Wes Newton
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade

First on stage of the night is Jackpot against the Hammer. Last week both players won there matches with Lewis beating Thornton and Hamilton beating the Wizard. Its getting a bit desperate for Lewis now thou has he needs to win all the remaining matches if he stands a chance of making the cut off point. Both players will be on it and should be a cracker.

Next up are both the losers from Lewis and Hamilton. Whitlock and Thornton never have boring matches and the Thorn will have hometown advantage, will this make a difference to the Wizard? I don't think so not a lot phases him.

The match of the night could be Taylor v van Barneveld. The rivalry is has old has time with the Power normally coming out on top, but Taylor hasn't been Taylor for a few weeks so this could be Barneys chance. Its a betting nightmare too!!

Another Scot, Anderson takes to the stage next against the down and out Newton. The Warrior can play his own game now has he has little to no chance of qualifying now. He could give Ando some problems and mess up his chances of making the play-offs.

Last on is my match of the night with van Gerwen taking on Wade. Both players are still in awesome form, and if these two gladiators are on it, it will be a true Tungsten battle of the highest order.


This weeks Walk-On Girls are the returning Scottish duo of Jade Leigh Hunt and Debbie Shaw. We last saw both the girls at Aberdeen and they did a fantastic job and gained a few Darts Family followers too. I hope they both have another fantastic night at the Darts.

                                                          Jade Leigh


Latest League Table
After Week SevenPWDL+/-Pts
Michael van Gerwen7421+1510
Raymond van Barneveld7421+1010
Phil Taylor7322+88
James Wade7322+68
Andy Hamilton7403+38
Robert Thornton7232-17
Simon Whitlock7304-56
Adrian Lewis7214-105
Gary Anderson7214-125
Wes Newton7115-143

An Interview With Walk-On Girl Ali Drew

This is an interview with New Sky Walk-on girl Ali Drew.

We have only seen Ali once so far and that was at the McCoys Premier League in Cardiff. The Welsh Stunner coped well with the big crowd, and we hope to see more of her soon.

1: How did you find out about being a walk-on girl?

It was through Angels Elite Models and Promotions.

2: How long have you been doing it for?

Last night at the Premier league in Cardiff was my first walk on for the Darts.

3: What's your favourite Darts tournament?
McCoys Premier League of course.

4: What's been your Darting highlight?
Watching Phil 'the Power' Taylor play metres away from me.

5: Are you any good at darts?
Not to bad, use to play quite a lot at university.

6: Have you got any ambitions?
Yes, to be a successful model & actress.

7: If you could have your own walk-on music, what would it be?
It would have to be the Bingo Players With Get Up because it gets everyone dancing.

8: What would you Darting nickname be?
Think it would have to be Ali 'the Diamond' Drew, Its kind of catchy don't you think!

9: Do you have a favourite Darts Player?
Phil 'the Power' Taylor, I've met him a few times, he's so nice and such a legend in the darting world.

10: Tell me something we don't know about you?
I am running the London Marathon on April 21st 2013.

11: What do you like to do in your spare Time, if you have any?
I like going to the gym, going out with my friends and going out for meals as I can't cook.

12: Any advice for someone wanting to get involved in being a walk-on girl?
Practise your best pose & don't forget to smile!

A big thank you to Ali for doing this Interview. It was a pleasure for me. If you want to get involved or know someone who wants to be a Walk-On girl, the details are below.


01253 820226

This Interview was done by Richard on Monday 25th of March 2013.


An Interview with James 'Jammie Dodger' Wilson

This is an Interview with BDO Player James 'Jammie Dodger' Wilson.

James lives in Huddersfield where he works as a Roofer. He started playing darts at 14 at home with his mum and dad and also at the 4 horseshoes pub. 

1. When did you start playing darts? When did it start getting ‘serious’?

I started play when i was 14 in a local pub team with my mum. I played in the youths and got to the Seniors of Yorkshire but i didn't think i was good enough so i stopped playing. Then i entered a few competitions and did alright then stopped again, then just walked into the local pub one day the landlord gave me some darts. I threw 60, 60 then a 180 and it all started from there. i got a sponsor but he couldn't carry on, but Scott Waites had seen me playing and he said he would sponsor me!

2. Who makes your Darts, how did the partnership come about?

I use Scott's to be honest.

3. Do you find it difficult to play and beat people?

Not really. I go up and play my own game. I don't think who I'm playing, i think about how they are playing. I play my own game, if i hit 45, i hit 45 it doesn't phase me. I'm not a showman, its all about playing your own game.

4. You have had a good 12 months. Any major ambitions?

To become World Champion really, i was going for it last year i was just unlucky to draw Stephen Bunting in the first round, it could of gone either way but he got it in the end. So far this year I'm getting better and better so this time round at the Lakeside they will all have to watch out for me because I've been there now, i know what its all about. It was the little niggles that put me off, like the cameras and the crowd, but I've been there and done it now. Its all about experience i suppose. I lost to Scott in the Dutch final, it was a hard game to play. I was in front and i shouldn't really of thought about Scott, i should of carried on playing my own game. Obviously with Scott sponsoring me and being a really good friend i just seemed to lose it, that will be the first and last time that will ever happen, cos next time it will be game on!

5. What’s your favourite tournament?

My favourite tournament of late i will have to say is Jersey. I really enjoy it, its fantastic to go too. I will be going again this year.

6. Describe your throw in 3 words.

I can describe it in one word.... methodical.

7. What was the highlight of 2012?

I would have to say being at Lakeside. The atmosphere is awesome, that's the main thing in the year that a strive to get to. Now I've been there i want more.

8. What do you do to relax away from darts?

I play Crown green Bowls.

9. Tell me something we don’t know about you.

Well crown green bowling was one of them ha ha. I'm quite good and funnily enough it has the same principles has darts. Its all about hand to eye co-ordination, its a really good game to get into. There is no stress of winning, of which i do a lot of ha ha

10. Do you have any darts weaknesses

Yeah, Friendship. In the BDO everyone travels together, stays in the same hotel and we all go out together. Sometimes its really difficult to play people who you know really well, but I've been switching off of late. Ive been beating them on the dartboard, then shaking hands and back to good friends. Its the only way to be really. Scott has taught me a lot of how to be like that, when your on the board with them they are your worst enemy but after you can be as pally has you want with them.

11. Why ‘Pump up the jam’? If not that what else would you walk on tune be?

It goes with the name Jammie Dodger, pump up the Jam, and the crowd love it. If it couldn't be that i had another song which was 187 Lockdown.

12. Do you take much notice of the social media side of darts i.e.: Twitter, Facebook etc

No not really, my partner does all that side of thing for me. I just try and stay focused on the job I'm doing, i do go on the computer to read all the reviews of the matches thou. I also record all the games I've been in, to watch myself to see where I've been going wrong.

13. When your not playing do you enjoy watching any other players play? Who?

I love watching Stephen Bunting play because he really gets stuck into it, and love watching Scott play because i practise with him. Daryll Fitton and Tony O'Shea they are both great. When Tony is on it he really takes some beating, they are all good games to watch. Its good to watch the older guys, the ones that have been playing for years to see how they cope with the pressure.


14. Why have you never taken the leap to the PDC? Is it something that would interest you? And when if you were to go?

I would love to go to the PDC to play darts has a living, at the moment I'm roofing and there's not a lot of work about. But switching would depend on what sponsor i got and what deal i got offered. If i got a good deal i wouldn't sit around and wait i would probably go. It wouldn't bother me if i was world champion or not, it just the expense of that side. If i got the right offer i would go. I would do the Lakeside this year thou, then after that we would have to see.

I would like to thank James for doing this interview, with him being a Yorkshireman and fellow Huddersfieldian. It was an absolute Pleasure!

This interview was recorded on Monday the 25th of March 2013

Monday, 25 March 2013

An Interview with Neil Cookson

This is an interview with Neil Cookson, one of the people behind the Sky Walk-on girls.


Neil is one of the people behind the scenes with the Sky walk-on girls. He does most of the promotional work for them including all the social media, and is married to Karen who is Angels Elite that finds all the girls for the jobs.

1: How long have you been doing the whole Walk-on promotions for?
I never thought of it being a promotion, i just do what i do so people who are interested can see whats going on etc, its all about playing darts etc first and foremost.


2: How do you Choose the girls for the Walk-on jobs?
I don't choose anybody haha !


3: What’s your favourite Darts tournament?
Suppose i best say Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, where it all started for the Original Walk-On Models Karen and Sue! And was a great stepping stone for quiet a few other young ladies !

4: Are you any good at darts?
I played in the Fleetwood Local league many moons ago, I'm a left hander, no steady style just got a good eye haha !

5: If you could have your own walk-on music, what would it be?
Either Town Called Malice or Eton Rifles the Jam.

6: What would you Darting nickname be?


7: Do you have a favourite Darts Player?
Not really, just enjoy watching the different styles, stance, speed etc of all the players and how they slow down or speed a game up depending on who they are playing.

8: Tell me something we don’t know about you?
I played Football for Fleetwood Town .

9: What do you like to do in your spare Time, if you have any?
Play guitar/sing, and football coaching for free to youngsters at schools.


10: Who would be your dream walk-on girl duo?
It has to be THE ORIGINALS from Angels Elite Models, Karen (my lovely wife ) and of cause Sue!

Neil also does a Radio show on a Monday night, this is the link if you want to listen!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour-3

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Event Three
Sunday March 24, Barnsley Metrodome
First Round
Paul Barham Bye
Dan Green Bye
Ryan Murray Bye
Matthew Dennant Bye
Luke Woodhouse Bye
Rhys Hayden Bye
Josh Clough 4-2 Kirsty Haw
Ryan Harrington 4-0 Corey Kent
Rainer Hofweber Bye
Darren Beveridge Bye
Peter Browning Bye
Arron Fairweather Bye
Paddy Meaney Bye
Sean McArdle Bye
James Nener 4-1 Josh Payne
Kurt Parry 4-0 James Young
Chris Millward Bye
Tom Johnson Bye
Sam Hamilton Bye
Mike Nissen Bye
Michael Blake Bye
Michael Airnes Bye
Brandon Walsh 4-0 Joshua Carter
Dean Forde 4-1 Michael Ganz
Curtis Hammond Bye
Jack Hill Bye
Harry Miles Bye
Danny van der Veen Bye
Ashley Sandon James Bye
James Marcroft Bye
Hermie van Orsouw 4-1 Sion Thomas
Gaz Cousins 4-3 Ryan de Vreede
Oisin Daly Bye
Martin Heneghan Bye
Stuart Bousfield Bye
Kevin Wensink Bye
David Hunt Bye
Darren Whittingham Bye
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-2 Jordan David Lewis
Danny Knight 4-1 Daryl McDermott
Bradley Coltman Bye
Oliver Stell Bye
John Seagrave Bye
Ross Smith Bye
Carl Draper Bye
Jake Patchett Bye
Aaron Bateman 4-1 Dan Turney
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Dan Read
Phillip Coward Bye
Scott Johnson Bye
Sean Ryan Bye
Sean Michael Lovett Bye
Jason Marriott Bye
Cain Unwin Bye
Shane Edwards 4-2 Stephen Hardie
Scott Artiss 4-1 Robert Marsden
Tom Sykes Bye
Ryan Sullivan Bye
Kai Gotthardt Bye
Michael Meaney Bye
Samuel Poland Bye
Ben Ward Bye
Dion Glennon Bye
Shaun Griffiths 4-0 Mark Tomlinson
Lee Budgen Bye
Sergio Garcia Espana Bye
Josh Jones Bye
Phil Blackstone Bye
Liam Critchley Bye
Jack Tweddell Bye
Jake Jones 4-0 Dan Butler
Shaun Littler 4-2 Martin Walker
Lewis Venes Bye
Ryan Jones Bye
Darren Williams Bye
Derek Park Bye
Neil Hunt Bye
Tony Cole Bye
Rick Veugelers 4-3 Lee Whitworth
Harley Kemp 4-3 Jamie Landon
Brandonn Monk Bye
Luke Cheevers Bye
John Esam Bye
Andrew Clark Bye
Andrew Hughes Bye
Steve Haggerty Bye
Tom Lonsdale 4-1 Tommy Lishman
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Anthony West
James Welding Bye
John de Kruijf Bye
Jackson Wilson-Young Bye
Max Hopp Bye
Sam Hill Bye
Jamie Clements Bye
Jamie Wilkins Bye
Chris Aubrey 4-1 Michael McFall
Lewis McGurn Bye
Chris Wickenden Bye
Brandon Jones Bye
Robin Schulz Bye
Joe Harrison Bye
Shaun Narain Bye
George Killington 4-1 Jamie Holmes
Sam Davidson 4-0 Barry Holland
Curtis Turner Bye
Alan Bell Bye
Adam Hunt Bye
Ricky de Vos Bye
Nicholas Day Bye
Charl Pietersen Bye
Dean Finn 4-2 Nathan Aspinall
Paul Cooper 4-1 Luke Rhodes
Nick Paenen Bye
Liam Fairclough Bye
Scott McCabe Bye
Danny Lauby Bye
Ricky Evans Bye
John Bryan Bye
Marcellino Romeijn 4-1 Shane Friedlander
Daniel Day 4-2 Matthew Dicken
Ben Songhurst Bye
Robert Raine Bye
Wouter Vaes Bye
Reece Robinson Bye
Alan James Tabern Jnr Bye
Sean Fisher Bye
Adam Smith Neale Bye
James Thompson 4-2 Peter Hughes

Second Round
Paul Barham 4-2 Dan Green
Ryan Murray 4-0 Matthew Dennant
Luke Woodhouse 4-2 Rhys Hayden
Ryan Harrington 4-1 Josh Clough
Darren Beveridge 4-1 Rainer Hofweber
Arron Fairweather 4-1 Peter Browning
Sean McArdle 4-0 Paddy Meaney
Kurt Parry 4-0 James Nener
Chris Millward 4-3 Tom Hodgson
Sam Hamilton 4-0 Mike Nissen
Michael Blake 4-1 Michael Airnes
Brandon Walsh 4-1 Dean Forde
Jack Hill 4-3 Curtis Hammond
Harry Miles 4-0 Danny van der Veen
Ashley Sandon James 4-2 James Marcroft
Gaz Cousins 4-1 Hermie van Orsouw
Martin Heneghan 4-0 Oisin Daly
Stuart Bousfield 4-2 Kevin Wensink
Darren Whittingham 4-0 David Hunt
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-0 Danny Knight
Oliver Stell 4-3 Bradley Coltman
Ross Smith 4-3 John Seagrave
Jake Patchett 4-2 Carl Draper
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-0 Aaron Bateman
Phillip Coward 4-2 Scott Johnson
Shaun Michael Lovett 4-2 Sean Ryan
Jason Marriott 4-2 Cain Unwin
Shane Edwards 4-1 Scott Artiss
Tom Sykes 4-0 Ryan Sullivan
Kai Gotthardt 4-3 Michael Meaney
Ben Ward 4-0 Samuel Poland
Shaun Griffiths 4-0 Dion Glennon
Sergio Garcia Espana 4-0 Lee Budgen
Josh Jones 4-3 Paul Blackstone
Jack Tweddell 4-0 Liam Critchley
Shaun Littler 4-2 Jake Jones
Lewis Venes 4-1 Ryan Jones
Darren Williams 4-0 Derek Park
Tony Cole 4-0 Neil Hunt
Harley Kemp 4-3 Rick Veugelers
Luke Cheevers 4-3 Brandonn Monk
John Esam 4-1 Andrew Clark
Steve Haggerty 4-0 Andrew Hughes
Jamie Lewis 4-0 Tom Lonsdale
John de Kruijf 4-3 James Welding
Max Hopp 4-2 Jackson Wilson-Young
Sam Hill 4-0 Jamie Clements
Jamie Wilkins 4-2 Chris Aubrey
Lewis McGurn 4-3 Chris Wickenden
Robin Schulz 4-3 Brandon Jones
Shaun Narain 4-2 Joe Harrison
George Killington 4-3 Sam Davidson
Alan Bell 4-2 Curtis Turner
Adam Hunt 4-1 Ricky de Vos
Charl Pietersen 4-2 Nicholas Day
Dean Finn 4-1 Paul Cooper
Nick Paenen 4-1 Chris Fairclough
Danny Lauby 4-2 Scott McCabe
Ricky Evans 4-0 John Bryan
Daniel Day 4-0 Marcellino Romeijn
Ben Songhurst 4-2 Robert Raine
Reece Robinson 4-2 Wouter Vaes
Alan James Tabern Jnr 4-3 Sean Fisher
James Thompson 4-0 Adam Smith Neale

Third Round
Ryan Murray 4-3 Paul Barham
Luke Woodhouse 4-2 Ryan Harrington
Darren Beveridge 4-3 Arron Fairweather
Kurt Parry 4-0 Sean McArdle
Sam Hamilton 4-3 Chris Millward
Brandon Walsh 4-0 Michael Blake
Harry Miles 4-3 Jack Hill
Gaz Cousins 4-0 Ashley Sandon James
Stuart Bousfield 4-0 Martin Heneghan
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-1 Darren Whittingham
Ross Smith 4-1 Oliver Stell
Jake Patchett 4-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Shaun Michael Lovett 4-3 Phillip Coward
Jason Marriott 4-0 Shane Edwards
Tom Sykes 4-2 Kai Gotthardt
Ben Ward 4-2 Shaun Griffiths
Josh Jones 4-3 Sergio Garcia Espana
Shaun Littler 4-3 Jack Tweddell
Lewis Venes 4-3 Darren Williams
Harley Kemp 4-2 Tony Cole
Luke Cheevers 4-1 John Esam
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Steve Haggerty
Max Hopp 4-2 John de Kruijf
Jamie Wilkins 4-2 Sam Hill
Lewis McGurn 4-1 Robin Schulz
Shaun Narain 4-0 George Killington
Adam Hunt 4-0 Alan Bell
Charl Pietersen 4-3 Dean Finn
Nick Paenen 4-3 Danny Lauby
Daniel Day 4-1 Ricky Evans
Reece Robinson 4-0 Ben Songhurst
James Thompson 4-1 Alan James Tabern Jnr

Fourth Round
Ryan Murray 4-3 Luke Woodhouse
Kurt Parry 4-3 Darren Beveridge
Sam Hamilton 4-2 Brandon Walsh
Harry Miles 4-2 Gaz Cousins
Stuart Bousfield 4-1 Rowby John Rodriguez
Jake Patchett 4-1 Ross Smith
Jason Marriott 4-1 Shaun Michael Lovett
Ben Ward 4-0 Tom Sykes
Shaun Littler 4-0 Josh Jones
Lewis Venes 4-3 Harley Kemp
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Luke Cheevers
Max Hopp 4-1 Jamie Wilkins
Shaun Narain 4-2 Lewis McGurn
Adam Hunt 4-3 Charl Pietersen
Daniel Day 4-2 Nick Paenen
Reece Robinson 4-3 James Thompson
Losers £50

Fifth Round
Kurt Parry 4-0 Ryan Murray
Harry Miles 4-3 Sam Hamilton
Stuart Bousfield 4-0 Jake Patchett
Jason Marriott 4-2 Ben Ward
Shaun Littler 4-3 Lewis Venes
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Max Hopp
Adam Hunt 4-0 Shaun Narain
Daniel Day 4-0 Reece Robinson
Losers £75

Kurt Parry 4-1 Harry Miles
Jason Marriott 4-3 Stuart Bousfield
Shaun Littler 4-3 Jamie Lewis
Daniel Day 4-3 Adam Hunt
Losers £100

Kurt Parry 4-1 Jason Marriott
Daniel Day 4-0 Shaun Littler
Losers £200

Kurt Parry 4-1 Daniel Day
Winner £500
Runner-Up £300

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour-2

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Event Two
Saturday March 23, Barnsley Metrodome
First Round
Shaun Michael Lovett Bye
Sam Davidson Bye
Shaun Griffiths Bye
Ryan Sullivan Bye
Daniel Day 4-1 Hermie van Orsouw
James Marcroft 4-3 Sam Hewson
Matthew Dennant 4-2 Ryan Jones
Paul Blackstone 4-3 Scott McCabe
Darren Williams Bye
Sean Ryan Bye
Robert Beckett Bye
Dan Green Bye
Joshua Carter 4-2 Alex Long
Shane Edwards 4-2 Josh Clough
Nick Paenen 4-2 Shaun Narain
Jamie Holmes 4-0 Jamie Wilkins
Ben Songhurst Bye
Sean Fisher Bye
Phillip Coward Bye
Ricky Evans Bye
Tommy Lishman Bye
Dean Finn 4-2 Dan Elcock
Charl Pietersen 4-2 Kirsty Haw
Alan James Tabern Jnr 4-3 Chris Wickenden
Luke Cheevers Bye
Danny Wilson Bye
Jeroen Olieslagers Bye
Jake Jones Bye
Paul Barham Bye
Max Hopp 4-1 Sion Thomas
Josh Payne 4-0 Shane Friedlander
Tom Smith 4-3 Danny Knight
Lee Whitworth Bye
George Killington Bye
Liam Fairclough Bye
Brandonn Monk Bye
Sean McArdle 4-3 Luke Woodhouse
Michael Airnes 4-1 Lee Budgen
Josh McGonnell 4-1 Tony Cole
Alan Bell 4-1 David Spooner
Harley Kemp Bye
Jamie Barrowman Bye
Michael Blake Bye
Jackson Wilson-Young Bye
Nicholas Day 4-3 Curtis Bagley
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 James Thompson
Darren Whittingham 4-1 Ricky de Vos
Ashley Sandon James 4-1 Joe Davis
Ryan de Vreede Bye
Tom Lonsdale Bye
James Ramsey Bye
Tom Sykes Bye
James Young Bye
Oliver Stell 4-0 Derek Park
Michael Meaney 4-1 Liam Critchley
Darren Beveridge 4-2 Neil Hunt
Josh Jones Bye
James Welding Bye
John de Kruijf Bye
Oisin Daly Bye
Dan Franzen Bye
Curtis Turner 4-3 Joe Singleton
Lewis Venes 4-3 Robert Raine
Ben Ward 4-0 Peter Browning
John Esam Bye
Dean Forde Bye
Mark Tomlinson Bye
Adam Hunt Bye
Wouter Vaes 4-1 Danny van der Veen
Scott Johnson 4-1 Daryl McDermott
Sam Hill 4-1 Anthony West
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-1 Ryan Murray
Jason Marriott Bye
Jack Hill Bye
Danny Lauby Bye
Peter Hughes Bye
David Hunt Bye
Brandon Walsh 4-1 Cain Unwin
Arron Fairweather 4-1 Rainer Hofweber
Harry Miles 4-1 Kevin Wensink
Dan Turney Bye
Kurt Parry Bye
John Seagrave Bye
Mike Nissen Bye
Michael Ganz Bye
Curtis Hammond 4-3 Dan Read
Martin Walker 4-3 Joseph Lynch
Rhys Hayden 4-2 Andrew Hughes
Adam Smith Neale Bye
James Nener Bye
Shaun Littler Bye
Jack Mayman Bye
Matthew Dicken Bye
Lewis McGurn 4-0 Ben Oldroyd
Gaz Cousins 4-3 Steve Haggerty
Bradley Coltman 4-2 Luke Rhodes
Brandon Jones Bye
Paul Cooper Bye
Chris Aubrey Bye
Carl Draper Bye
Daniel Thorpe 4-2 Corey Kent
Reece Robinson 4-2 Martin Heneghan
Michael McFall 4-3 Sam Hamilton
Stuart Bousfield 4-2 John Bryan
Sergio Garcia Espana Bye
Jamie Clements Bye
Aaron Bateman Bye
Ryan Harrington Bye
Nathan Aspinall Bye
Andrew Clark 4-0 Kristian Wharton
Samuel Head 4-2 Samuel Poland
Ross Smith 4-0 Jordan David Lewis
Dan Butler Bye
Willem Mandingers Bye
Chris Millward Bye
Joe Harrison Bye
Keegan Brown Bye
Rick Veugelers 4-1 Sam Hayden
Jake Patchett 4-0 Marcellino Romeijn
Roy Leenders 4-0 Robert Turpin
Jack Tweddell Bye
Robin Schulz Bye
Kai Gotthardt Bye
Scott Artiss Bye
Dion Glennon Bye
Paddy Meaney 4-1 Tom Hodgson
Jamie Lewis 4-0 Stephen Hardie
James O'Connor 4-2 Jamie Landon

Second Round
Sean Michael Lovett 4-2 Sam Davidson
Shaun Griffiths 4-1 Ryan Sullivan
Daniel Day 4-1 James Marcroft
Matthew Dennant 4-2 Paul Blackstone
Darren Williams 4-3 Sean Ryan
Robert Beckett 4-3 Dan Green
Shane Edwards 4-1 Joshua Carter
Nick Paenen 4-0 Jamie Holmes
Ben Songhurst 4-2 Sean Fisher
Ricky Evans 4-2 Phillip Cowan
Dean Finn 4-1 Tommy Lishman
Charl Pietersen 4-2 Alan James Tabern Jnr
Danny Wilson 4-2 Luke Cheevers
Jake Jones 4-0 Jeroen Olieslagers
Max Hopp 4-2 Paul Barham
Josh Payne 4-1 Tom Smith
George Killington 4-3 Lee Whitworth
Brandonn Monk 4-2 Liam Fairclough
Sean McArdle 4-3 Michael Airnes
Alan Bell 4-3 Josh McGonnell
Harley Kemp 4-1 Jamie Barrowman
Michael Blake 4-3 Jackson Wilson-Young
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Nicholas Day
Ashley Sandon James 4-2 Darren Whittingham
Ryan de Vreede 4-2 Tom Lonsdale
Tom Sykes 4-2 James Ramsey
Oliver Stell 4-2 James Young
Michael Meaney 4-3 Darren Beveridge
James Welding 4-2 Josh Jones
Oisin Daly 4-3 John de Kruijf
Curtis Turner 4-2 Dan Franzen
Ben Ward 4-2 Lewis Venes
Dean Forde 4-2 John Esam
Adam Hunt 4-0 Mark Tomlinson
Scott Johnson 4-3 Wouter Vaes
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-3 Sam Hill
Jason Marriott 4-1 Jack Hill
Danny Lauby 4-2 Peter Hughes
Brandon Walsh 4-1 David Hunt
Harry Miles 4-3 Arron Fairweath
Kurt Parry 4-0 Dan Turney
John Seagrave 4-3 Mike Nissen
Curtis Hammond 4-0 Michael Ganz
Rhys Hayden 4-1 Martin Walker
Adam Smith Neale 4-0 James Nener
Shaun Littler 4-0 Jack Mayman
Lewis McGurn 4-3 Matthew Dicken
Gaz Cousins 4-2 Bradley Coltman
Paul Cooper 4-0 Brandon Jones
Chris Aubrey 4-2 Carl Draper
Reece Robinson 4-2 Daniel Thorpe
Stuart Bousfield 4-3 Michael McFall
Sergio Garcia Espana 4-0 Jamie Clements
Aaron Bateman 4-2 Ryan Harrington
Nathan Aspinall 4-3 Andrew Clark
Samuel Head 4-2 Ross Smith
Willem Mandingers 4-0 Dan Butler
Chris Millward 4-3 Joe Harrison
Rick Veugelers 4-2 Keegan Brown
Jake Patchett 4-1 Roy Leenders
Jack Tweddell 4-1 Robin Schulz
Kai Gotthardt 4-3 Scott Artiss
Paddy Meaney 4-1 Dion Glennon
Jamie Lewis 4-0 James O'Connor

Third Round
Shaun Griffiths 4-3 Shaun Michael Lovett
Matthew Dennant 4-2 Daniel Day
Darren Williams 4-0 Robert Beckett
Shane Edwards 4-3 Nick Paenen
Ricky Evans 4-0 Ben Songhurst
Dean Finn 4-0 Charl Pietersen
Danny Wilson 4-3 Jake Jones
Josh Payne 4-1 Max Hopp
Brandonn Monk 4-3 George Killington
Alan Bell 4-2 Sean McArdle
Michael Blake 4-3 Harley Kemp
Ashley Sandon James 4-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Tom Sykes 4-0 Ryan de Vreede
Oliver Stell 4-2 Paddy Meaney
James Welding 4-0 Oisin Daly
Ben Ward 4-1 Curtis Turner
Adam Hunt 4-0 Dean Forde
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-1 Scott Johnson
Danny Lauby 4-0 Jason Marriott
Harry Miles 4-3 Brandon Walsh
Kurt Parry 4-0 John Seagrave
Rhys Hayden 4-1 Curtis Hammond
Shaun Littler 4-3 Adam Smith Neale
Gaz Cousins 4-3 Lewis McGurn
Paul Cooper 4-3 Chris Aubrey
Reece Robinson 4-2 Stuart Bousfield
Sergio Garcia Espana 4-1 Aaron Bateman
Nathan Aspinall 4-3 Samuel Head
Willem Mandingers 4-0 Chris Millward
Jake Patchett 4-2 Rick Veugelers
Jack Tweddell 4-2 Kai Gotthardt
Paddy Meaney 4-2 Jamie Lewis

Fourth Round
Shaun Griffiths 4-2 Matthew Dennant
Shane Edwards 4-3 Darren Williams
Ricky Evans 4-2 Dean Finn
Josh Payne 4-1 Danny Wilson
Alan Bell 4-2 Brandonn Monk
Michael Blake 4-3 Ashley Sandon James
Oliver Stell 4-3 Tom Sykes
Ben Ward 4-1 James Welding
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-0 Adam Hunt
Harry Miles 4-2 Danny Lauby
Kurt Parry 4-1 Rhys Hayden
Gaz Cousins 4-1 Shaun Littler
Reece Robinson 4-0 Paul Cooper
Nathan Aspinall 4-3 Sergio Garcia Espana
Jake Patchett 4-1 Willem Mandingers
Paddy Meaney 4-1 Jack Tweddell
Losers £50

Fifth Round
Shane Edwards 4-3 Shaun Griffiths
Josh Payne 4-3 Ricky Evans
Alan Bell 4-1 Michael Blake
Oliver Stell 4-3 Ben Ward
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-1 Harry Miles
Kurt Parry 4-2 Gaz Cousins
Nathan Aspinall 4-2 Reece Robinson
Jake Patchett 4-2 Paddy Meaney
Losers £75

Josh Payne 4-2 Shane Edwards
Alan Bell 4-2 Oliver Stell
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-3 Kurt Parry
Jake Patchett 4-3 Nathan Aspinall
Losers £100

Josh Payne 4-2 Alan Bell
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-3 Jake Patchett
Losers £200

Josh Payne 4-3 Rowby John Rodriguez
Winner £500
Runner-Up £300

Saturday, 23 March 2013

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour-1

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Event One
Saturday March 23, Barnsley Metrodome
First Round
Lee Whitworth Bye
Luke Cheevers Bye
Ryan de Vreede Bye
Dirk van Duijvenbode Bye
Dan Green 4-2 Ryan Sullivan
Tom Smth 4-2 Rick Veugelers
Willem Mandingers 4-3 Martin Heneghan
Keegan Brown 4-2 Sean McArdle
Wouter Vaes Bye
Dean Forde Bye
Nathan Aspinall Bye
Aaron Bateman Bye
Danny van der Veen Bye
Curtis Hammond 4-1 Joshua Carter
Ross Smith 4-0 James Young
Nicholas Day 4-2 Nick Paenen
Robert Raine Bye
Arron Fairweather Bye
Jake Jones Bye
Jamie Landon Bye
Jack Mayman Bye
Jackson Wilson-Young 4-0 Robert Turpin
Jamie Barrowman 4-2 Luke Rhodes
Dan Butler 4-2 Derek Park
Jack Tweddell Bye
Sam Hayden Bye
Ryan Harrington Bye
Adam Smith Neale Bye
Ben Songhurst Bye
Peter Hughes 4-2 Josh McGonnell
Shane Edwards 4-0 Dion Glennon
Alan Bell 4-1 Matthew Dennant
Sergio Garcia Espana Bye
James Thompson Bye
Matthew Dicken Bye
Martin Walker Bye
Brandonn Monk 4-3 Reece Robinson
David Spooner 4-2 Lee Budgen
Lewis Venes 4-2 Michael Ganz
Daniel Day 4-3 Joe Davis
Danny Lauby Bye
George Killington Bye
John Seagrave Bye
Tom Hodgson Bye
Michael Blake Bye
Dan Read 4-2 John de Kruijf
Tom Lonsdale 4-0 Jason Marriott
Lewis McGurn 4-0 Josh Clough
Sean Michael Lovett Bye
James Marcroft Bye
Luke Woodhouse Bye
Charl Pietersen Bye
James Nener Bye
Paul Barham 4-1 Jamie Holmes
Ben Ward 4-1 Mark Tomlinson
Josh Payne 4-1 Rhys Hayden
Jamie Wilkins Bye
Marcellino Romeijn Bye
James Welding Bye
Shaun Griffiths Bye
Brandon Jones Bye
Gaz Cousins 4-0 Corey Kent
Ryan Jones 4-2 Tony Cole
Sam Hill 4-0 Sean Ryan
John Esam Bye
Sean Fisher Bye
Jeroen Olieslagers Bye
John Bryan Bye
Alan James Tabern Jnr 4-1 Michael Airnes
Joe Singleton 4-0 Neil Hunt
Stuart Bousfield 4-1 Danny Wilson
Liam Fairclough 4-2 Stephen Hardie
Scott McCabe Bye
Paddy Meaney Bye
Joseph Lynch Bye
Scott Johnson Bye
Dean Finn Bye
Anthony West 4-1 Darren Beveridge
Paul Cooper 4-2 Sam Davidson
Phillip Coward 4-3 Dan Franzen
Daryl McDermott Bye
Max Hopp Bye
Peter Browning Bye
James O'Connor Bye
Ashley Sandon James Bye
Scott Artiss 4-2 Mike Nissen
Danny Knight 4-0 Shane Friedlander
Ben Oldroyd 4-0 Dan Turney
Tommy Lishman Bye
Oisin Daly Bye
Hermie van Orsouw Bye
Kurt Parry Bye
Jake Patchett Bye
Paddy Meaney 4-1 Rainer Hofweber
Chris Aubrey 4-3 Michael McFall
Kevin Wensink 4-0 James Ramsey
Nathan Richards Bye
Chris Wickenden Bye
Sam Hewson Bye
Cain Unwin Bye
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-2 Daniel Thorpe
Shaun Littler 4-0 David Hunt
Harry Miles 4-0 Joe Harrison
Roy Leenders 4-2 Tom Sykes
Josh Jones Bye
Robert Beckett Bye
Kai Gotthardt Bye
Jordan David Lewis Bye
Samuel Poland Bye
Darren Whittingham 4-1 Kristian Wharton
Adam Hunt 4-0 Dan Elcock
Chris Millward 4-1 Ricky de Vos
Oliver Stell Bye
Paul Blackstone Bye
Ricky Evans Bye
Darren Williams Bye
Bradley Coltman Bye
Curtis Turner 4-1 Curtis Bagley
Brandon Walsh 4-3 Alex Long
Ryan Murray 4-3 Robin Schulz
Samuel Head Bye
Sion Thomas Bye
Carl Draper Bye
Jamie Clements Bye
Harley Kemp Bye
Sam Hamilton 4-3 Andrew Clark
Jamie Lewis 4-0 Andrew Hughes
Steve Haggerty 4-2 Jack Hill

Second Round
Luke Cheevers 4-2 Lee Whitworth
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Ryan de Vreede
Tom Smith 4-2 Dan Green
Willem Mandingers 4-2 Keegan Brown
Wouter Vaes 4-1 Dean Forde
Nathan Aspinall 4-0 Aaron Bateman
Curtis Hammond 4-1 Danny van der Veen
Ross Smith 4-2 Nicholas Day
Arron Fairweather 4-1 Robert Raine
Jake Jones 4-2 Jamie Landon
Jackson Wilson-Young 4-0 Jack Mayman
Dan Butler 4-1 Jamie Barrowman
Jack Tweddell 4-1 Sam Hayden
Ryan Harrington 4-1 Adam Smith Neale
Ben Songhurst 4-0 Peter Hughes
Alan Bell 4-2 Shane Edwards
Sergio Garcia Espana 4-0 James Thompson
Martin Walker 4-0 Matthew Dicken
Brandonn Monk 4-0 David Spooner
Daniel Day 4-3 Lewis Venes
George Killington 4-1 Danny Lauby
John Seagrave 4-1 Tom Hodgson
Michael Blake 4-3 Dan Read
Lewis McGurn 4-2 Tom Lonsdale
Shaun Michael Lovett 4-3 James Marcroft
Charl Pietersen 4-2 Luke Woodhouse
Paul Barham 4-2 James Nener
Josh Payne 4-2 Ben Ward
Jamie Wilkins 4-2 Marcellino Romeijn
James Welding 4-0 Shaun Griffiths
Gaz Cousins 4-0 Brandon Jones
Sam Hill 4-1 Ryan Jones
Sean Fisher 4-0 John Esam
John Bryan 4-0 Jeroen Olieslagers
Joe Singleton 4-0 Alan James Tabern Jnr
Stuart Bousfield 4-0 Liam Fairclough
Paddy Meaney 4-3 Scott McCabe
Scott Johnson 4-1 Joseph Lynch
Dean Finn 4-0 Anthony West
Phillip Coward 4-3 Paul Cooper
Max Hopp 4-0 Daryl McDermott
James O'Connor 4-1 Peter Browning
Ashley Sandon James 4-3 Scott Artiss
Ben Oldroyd 4-1 Danny Knight
Tommy Lishman 4-1 Oisin Daly
Kurt Parry 4-0 Hermie van Orsouw
Michael Meaney 4-2 Jake Patchett
Chris Aubrey 4-0 Kevin Wensink
Chris Wickenden 4-0 Nathan Richards
Sam Hewson 4-3 Cain Unwin
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-0 Shaun Littler
Roy Leenders 4-2 Harry Miles
Josh Jones 4-1 Robert Beckett
Kai Gotthardt 4-1 Jordan David Lewis
Darren Whittingham 4-1 Samuel Poland
Adam Hunt 4-0 Chris Millward
Paul Blackstone 4-3 Oliver Stell
Ricky Evans 4-0 Darren Williams
Bradley Coltman 4-2 Curtis Tanner
Brandon Walsh 4-3 Ryan Murray
Samuel Head 4-0 Sion Thomas
Carl Draper 4-0 Jamie Clements
Harley Kemp 4-2 Sam Hamilton
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Steve Haggerty

Third Round
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-2 Luke Cheevers
Willem Mandingers 4-0 Tom Smith
Nathan Aspinall 4-2 Wouter Vaes
Curtis Hammond 4-2 Ross Smith
Jake Jones 4-0 Arron Fairweather
Dan Butler 4-0 Jackson Wilson-Young
Ryan Harrington 4-3 Jack Tweddell
Alan Bell 4-1 Ben Songhurst
Sergio Garcia Espana 4-1 Martin Walker
Daniel Day 4-1 Brandonn Monk
John Seagrave 4-3 George Killington
Lewis McGurn 4-2 Michael Blake
Shaun Michael Lovett 4-3 Charl Pietersen
Paul Barham 4-2 Josh Payne
Jamie Wilkins 4-1 James Welding
Gaz Cousins 4-3 Sam Hill
John Bryan 4-2 Sean Fisher
Joe SIngleton 4-0 Stuart Bousfield
Paddy Meaney 4-1 Scott Johnson
Dean Finn 4-2 Phillip Coward
Max Hopp 4-1 James O'Connor
Ben Oldroyd 4-0 Ashley Sandon James
Kurt Parry 4-0 Tommy Lishman
Chris Aubrey 4-2 Michael Meaney
Sam Hewson 4-1 Chris Wickenden
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-1 Harry Leenders
Josh Jones 4-2 Kai Gotthardt
Darren Whittingham 4-2 Adam Hunt
Ricky Evans 4-2 Paul Blackstone
Brandon Walsh 4-0 Bradley Coltman
Samuel Head 4-1 Carl Draper
Jamie Lewis 4-3 Harley Kemp

Fourth Round
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Willem Mandingers
Nathan Aspinall 4-1 Curtis Hammond
Dan Butler 4-2 Jake Jones
Ryan Harrington 4-3 Alan Bell
Daniel Day 4-2 Sergio Garcia Espana
Lewis McGurn 4-3 John Seagrave
Paul Barham 4-1 Shaun Michael Lovett
Gaz Cousins 4-1 Jamie Wilkins
Stuart Bousfield 4-3 John Bryan
Paddy Meaney 4-3 Dean Finn
Max Hopp 4-1 Ben Oldroyd
Chris Aubrey 4-2 Kurt Parry
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-2 Sam Hewson
Josh Jones 4-2 Darren Whittingham
Brandon Walsh 4-0 Ricky Evans
Jamie Lewis 4-2 Samuel Head
Losers £50

Fifth Round
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-2 Nathan Aspinall
Dan Butler 4-2 Ryan Harrington
Daniel Day 4-1 Lewis McGurn
Gaz Cousins 4-3 Paul Barham
Stuart Bousfield 4-1 Paddy Meaney
Chris Aubrey 4-3 Max Hopp
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-0 Josh Jones
Jamie Lewis 4-2 Brandon Walsh
Losers £75

Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Dan Butler
Daniel Day 4-3 Gaz Cousins
Stuart Bousfield 4-3 Chris Aubrey
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-2 Jamie Lewis
Losers £100

Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Daniel Day
Rowby John Rodriguez 4-1 Stuart Bousfield
Losers £200

Rowby John Rodriguez 4-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Winner £500
Runner-Up £300

PDC World Youth Finals

NINE-DART hero Michael Smith and emerging star Ricky Evans will contest the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final in May after winning through the £40,000 tournament's early rounds in Barnsley on Friday night.

The tournament, featuring players who competed on last year's PDC Unicorn Youth Tour and a series of International Qualifiers, saw Smith joined in hitting a perfect leg by Kurt Parry.

Smith went on to win through to May's final, which will be played during the McCoy's Premier League Darts Play-Offs at The O2 in London, by showing some incredible form in winning five matches on Friday night.

The 22-year-old from St Helens dropped just one leg as he defeated Brandon Walsh, George Killington, Samuel Head and Dean Finn to reach the semi-finals - hitting a nine-darter in the opening leg of his last 16 game with Head.

Smith then defeated County Durham's Adam Hunt 6-3 to win through to the final with another fine performance - which comes only a week after he had reached the final of a Speedy Services UK Open Qualifier on the senior circuit. "I've been practising so well for the last few months and, since Christmas, I've put in an amazing amount of work so it's great to see it paying off," said Smith. "I'm confident that I can keep this form going now and I'm really going to look forward to the final. I was shaking like a leaf in the semi-finals and it was brilliant to win it."

Kettering's Evans, meanwhile, won through to face Smith at The O2 by defeating 2011 World Youth Champion Arron Monk 6-3 in their semi-final. Evans defeated Canada's Shaun Narain in the first round and then saw off Australian youngster Harley Kemp before overcoming Chris Aubrey, Sam Hamilton and Monk.

The 22-year-old, a winner on the PDC Unicorn Youth Tour in 2011, has only ever competed on television once before, at the 2010 UK Open, but will compete in front of 10,000 fans in May when he competes for the World Youth Championship title.

Evans had turned professional in January when he won a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School, and admitted: "Ever since Q School I've been on a high and this is something I've really wanted. "I'm enjoying my darts so much at the moment. It's a big step up for me and it will be the biggest crowd I've played in front of by miles, but it's going to be an exciting two months waiting for the day to arrive!"

The pair will also now qualify for November's William Hill Grand Slam of Darts, and are assured of a PDC Tour Card for 2014 and 2015, although both are currently Tour Card Holders. Smith's achievement in hitting a nine-dart finish came only minutes after 19-year-old Welshman Kurt Parry had hit a perfect leg during his second round win over Josh Jones.

Reigning champion James Hubbard was a first round casualty as he went down 6-4 to Matthew Dicken, while fellow seeds Jamie Lewis and Keegan Brown also lost at that stage, to Brandon Monk and Reece Robinson respectively.

Australian teenagers Harley Kemp and Jackson Wilson-Young both reached the last 32 following their around-the-world trips, and emerging German ace Max Hopp made it through to the last 16 before losing out to Sam Hamilton. Hamilton picked up £1,500 as a quarter-final loser alongside Dutchman Ryan De Vreede, Jake Patchett and Irish qualifier Dean Finn.

PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
First Round

Arron Monk (1) 6-2 Curtis Bagley
Sergio Garcia 6-4 Curtis Hammond
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-0 Lee Whitworth
Michael Blake 6-3 Dan Lauby II
Sam Hill (8) 6-3 Jake Jones
Ryan De Vreede 6-2 Jamie Landon
Kurt Parry 6-1 Joe Davis
Josh Jones 6-4 Matthew Dennant
Chris Aubrey (5) 6-4 Teemu Harju
Paddy Meaney 6-1 Kai Gotthardt
Harley Kemp 6-3 Shaun Griffiths
Ricky Evans 6-2 Shaun Narain
Brandonn Monk 6-5 Jamie Lewis (4)
Sam Hamilton 6-4 Oisin Daly
Ben Songhurst 6-5 Adam Smith-Neale
Max Hopp 6-4 Aden Kirk
Michael Smith (2) 6-0 Brandon Walsh
George Killington 6-4 John Seagrave
Sam Head 6-1 James Thompson
Darren Whittingham 6-1 Liam Showell
Josh Payne (7) 6-3 Martin Heneghan
Dean Finn 6-3 Jack Hill
Steve Haggerty 6-5 Sam Davidson
Lewis Venes 6-5 Harry Miles
Reece Robinson 6-1 Keegan Brown (6)
Rowby John Rodriguez 6-1 Ryan Harrington
Jackson Wilson-Young 6-3 Ricky De Vos
Jake Patchett 6-3 John De Kruijf
Matthew Dicken 6-4 James Hubbard (3)
Wouter Vaes 6-0 Adam Hart
Adam Hunt 6-4 Oliver Stell
Josh McCarthy 6-3 Shane Friedlander
Losers £100

Second Round
Arron Monk 6-2 Sergio Garcia
Dirk Van Duijvenbode 6-5 Michael Blake
Ryan De Vreede 6-4 Sam Hill
Kurt Parry 6-5 Josh Jones - Kurt Parry hits nine-dart finish
Chris Aubrey 6-5 Paddy Meaney
Ricky Evans 6-4 Harley Kemp
Sam Hamilton 6-4 Brandon Monk
Max Hopp 6-4 Ben Songhurst
Michael Smith 6-0 George Killington
Samuel Head 6-3 Darren Whittingham
Dean Finn 6-5 Josh Payne
Steve Haggerty 6-5 Lewis Venes
Reece Robinson 6-4 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jake Patchett 6-2 Jackson Wilson-Young
Matthew Dicken 6-4 Wouter Vaes
Adam Hunt 6-1 Josh McCarthy
Losers £250

Third Round
Arron Monk 6-2 Dirk Van Duijvenbode
Ryan De Vreede 6-0 Kurt Parry
Ricky Evans 6-2 Chris Aubrey
Sam Hamilton 6-3 Max Hopp
Michael Smith 6-1 Samuel Head - Michael Smith hits nine-dart finish
Dean Finn 6-5 Steve Haggerty
Jake Patchett 6-3 Reece Robinson
Adam Hunt 6-4 Matthew Dicken
Losers £725

Arron Monk 6-3 Ryan De Vreede
Ricky Evans 6-5 Sam Hamilton
Michael Smith 6-0 Dean Finn
Adam Hunt 6-3 Jake Patchett
Losers £1,500

Ricky Evans 6-4 Arron Monk
Michael Smith 6-3 Adam Hunt
Losers £3,000

Ricky Evans v Michael Smith
To be played at The O2 in London on Thursday May 16 during the McCoy's Premier League Darts Play-Offs
Winner £10,000
Runner-Up £5,000

Plus, finalists also receive invitation to 2013 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts, plus a PDC Tour Card for 2014 and 2015 with 2014 entries paid for.

Prize Fund
Winner £10,000
Runner-Up £5,000
Semi-Finalists £3,000
Quarter-Finalists £1,500
Last 16 Losers £725
Last 32 Losers £250
Last 64 Losers £100
Total: £40,000

Friday, 22 March 2013

BDO Board Changes


The BDO Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Barry Gilbey, who was elected onto the Board in August 2011.

During his tenure, Barry has overseen the introduction of Executive Directors, giving the Company greater stability and expertise in areas such as PR, IT and Merchandising.

The Board wishes to acknowledge his past services to the BDO and thank him for his time and input on behalf of the BDO during his time on the Board.

In a further change to the Board structure, John Weller, Executive Director for Marketing, Merchandising and Fund-Raising, was co-opted as a full Board member with immediate effect.

John is well known and respected within the BDO as General Secretary of Essex, and BICC Executive Divisional Director for Division 4.

PDC McCoys Premier League-Week 7

March 21 - Motorpont Arena, Cardiff

Andy Hamilton 7-4 Simon Whitlock
Gary Anderson 1-7 Michael van Gerwen
Robert Thornton 5-7 Adrian Lewis
Wes Newton 2-7 Phil Taylor
James Wade 6-6 Raymond van Barneveld

Andy Hamilton v Simon Whitlock

0-0 - Andy Hamilton will throw first
1-0 - Hamilton hits tops to win the opening leg.
1-1 - Hamilton opens with a 180, but Whitlock replies with a maximum and punishes a miss from the Stoke ace at double 16 to return from three misses of his own to hit the bed.
2-1 - Hamilton kicks off with another maximum before hitting double six.
3-1 - The Stoke star breaks throw by hitting double five to move two legs clear.
4-1 - Hamilton wins a third successive leg, initially missing darts at double 16 and eight only to return and land double two after Whitlock missed three darts to break back.
4-2 - Whitlock hits double eight to reduce the arrears as he wins his first leg in four.
5-2 - Double four sees Hamilton win the seventh leg with his fourth dart at a double.
5-3 - Whitlock fires in two 180s as he takes the eighth leg.
5-4 - Whitlock breaks for the first time, finishing 70 in two darts on double eight.
6-4 - The Australian misses tops for a 114 finish, and Hamilton takes out 79 on the same bed to secure at least a point from the game, celebrating with his trademark roar.
7-4 - Hamilton misses double 19 for a 155 finish to seal the win along with two further match darts, but has enough cushion to return and land double two for a key victory.

Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen

0-0 - Gary Anderson will throw first
0-1 - van Gerwen secures an immediate break of throw by landing double 12 for a 13-darter, with Anderson waiting on 40.
0-2 - van Gerwen brilliantly takes out 121 for a 12-darter, hitting a bullseye, treble 13 and double 16 combination.
0-3 - Anderson misses the bull to finish 85, and van Gerwen takes out 120 for a 15-dart finish to continue his brilliant start.
0-4 - Both players open with 180s, and van Gerwen takes out 164 in stunning fashion for another 12-darter.
1-4 - The pair again trade 180s before van Gerwen this time misses double five to take out 85, and Anderson finishes tops - with only his second dart at a double - to win his opening leg.
1-5 - Anderson lands a third maximum of the game, but van Gerwen is first to a finish as he takes out 43 to win a fifth leg.
1-6 - van Gerwen opens with his own third 180, but initially misses two darts at double 16, only for three misses from Anderson - at double top and ten - to allow the Dutchman back in on double eight.
1-7 - van Gerwen is first to a finish and completes a whirlwind victory by landing double.

Robert Thornton v Adrian Lewis 

0-0 - Robert Thornton will throw first
1-0 - Thornton takes out double 18 to win the opening leg.
1-1 - Lewis levels by landing tops.
2-1 - The Scot hits tops to edge back ahead.
2-2 - Lewis hits a 180 as he hits back to square the game.
3-2 - Double 18 from Thornton - after he missed double top in single one with his initial dart to win the leg - sees him win a third leg.
3-3 - Lewis hits a 180 and finishes 58 on tops to level matters.
3-4 - Thornton posts a maximum, but Lewis hits double top to break for the first time as he moves ahead.
4-4 - Thornton levels with a 13-darter, opening with a 180 and finishing double four.
4-5 - Thornton kicks off with a 180 but Lewis breaks again by taking out a sensational 155 finish.
4-6 - Lewis misses double 16 but returns to hit the bed to ensure at least a draw.
5-6 - Thornton keeps the game alive with a sensational 161 checkout.
5-7 - Thornton opens with a 180, but Lewis is first to a finish and hits double five to secure his second victory of the season.

Wes Newton v Phil Taylor

0-0 - Wes Newton will throw first
0-1 - Newton misses double five to take out 89 and Taylor posts double ten for an immediate break of throw.
0-2 - Taylor misses tops for a 160 finish, but returns to land double ten again as he moves two legs up.
1-2 - The players trade 180s before Newton hits tops to get off the mark.
1-3 - Taylor hits a 180 to leave 82 and finishes the combination on tops.
1-4 - Newton fires in a third 180, but is left waiting on tops as Taylor takes out 126 on double six.
1-5 - Newton misses double top, and Taylor hits the same bed to move four legs clear.
2-5 - Double 12 from Newton sees him win a second leg of the contest.
2-6 - Taylor finishes 115 on tops to end his losing run - avoiding the threat of a third successive defeat for the first time in Premier League history.
2-7 - Taylor ensures victory by finishing 61 on double eight for a 14-darter to end the contest with an average of 101.72.

James Wade v Raymond van Barneveld

0-0 - James Wade will throw first
1-0 - Wade takes out 118 on tops to win the game's opening leg.
1-1 - Wade misses six darts at doubles across three visits as he allows a chance to break throw slip away, with van Barneveld finishing double ten to get off the mark.
1-2 - van Barneveld breaks throw to move in front for the first time.
1-3 - Double 16 sees the Dutch ace win a third successive leg.
2-3 - Wade posts a 180, and when van Barneveld misses the bull to finish 161 the left-hander hits back on tops.
3-3 - van Barneveld adds his third 180 of the game, but misses tops as Wade hits the same bed to break back and level.
4-3 - Wade lands a key third-dart tops to move back ahead.
4-4 - van Barneveld misses two darts at double 16, but Wade this time misses tops to allow the Dutchman back to level.
5-4 - Wade finishes 124 on tops to edge back ahead.
5-5 - van Barneveld opens with a 180 and finishes double five for a 13-darter.
6-5 - Wade opens with scores of 177 and 180, and although he misses out on a possible nine-darter, he lands double ten to earn at least a draw.
6-6 - van Barneveld secures a point by hitting double eight in the deciding leg.

Latest League Table
After Week Seven
Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor
James Wade
Andy Hamilton
Robert Thornton
Simon Whitlock
Adrian Lewis
Gary Anderson
Wes Newton

Latest Key Stats 100+ 140+ 180 Total 100+ LWAT High Finish Average
Raymond van Barneveld 82 56 22 160 17 121 99.12
Michael van Gerwen 76 46 24 146 13 104 98.45
James Wade 90 36 14 140 11 170 96.80
Robert Thornton 89 48 22 159 13 120 98.78
Phil Taylor 97 40 12 149 14 127 99.26
Andy Hamilton 68 46 17 131 12 152 97.37
Simon Whitlock 88 42 17 147 14 140 95.04
Gary Anderson 86 49 16 151 11 124 94.62
Wes Newton 70 42 17 129 13 131 92.19
Adrian Lewis 70 34 18 122 7 117 91.02
Total 816 439 179 1434 96.22

Raymond van Barneveld WWLWWD
Michael van Gerwen DDWWLW
James Wade WLWDWL
Robert Thornton WDDWLD
Phil Taylor DWWDLL
Andy Hamilton LWWLLW
Simon Whitlock WLLLWW
Gary Anderson LWLLWD
Wes Newton LLDWLL
Adrian Lewis LLLLWD

Week Eight

March 28 - SECC, Glasgow

Adrian Lewis v Andy Hamilton
Simon Whitlock v Robert Thornton
Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
Gary Anderson v Wes Newton
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade