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The 2017 Players Championship – A Preview

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The road to Ally Pally makes its final stop this coming weekend with The Players Championship Finals at Butlins Minehead. The tournament represents the culmination of the 22 Pro Tour “Floor” events that have taken place throughout the year. The results of the events are then ranked into an Order of Merit, with the top 64 best […]

The 2017 Grand Slam of Darts – A Preview

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It has been over two decades since the infamous split in darts, and the interest in “PDC Vs BDO darts” always remains an enticing subject for any darts fan. And with the Grand Slam of Darts just on the horizon, the Wolverhampton Civic Centre plays host to what is a fascinating insight into how the […]

The 2017 World Matchplay – All you need to know

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When it comes to prestige in the PDC, barring the World Championships, it doesn’t get more prestigious than the World Matchplay. The ten day long tournament gets underway in Blackpool this Friday night and for most darts fans it represents one of the highlights of the year. Here is all you need to know ahead of the […]

The World Cup of Darts – A Preview

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The World Cup of Darts begins in earnest this Thursday with the annual Pairs event bringing together 32 teams from across the globe. And with new number one seeds, no Phil Taylor and the debut of two nations, it promises to be the one of the most exciting incarnations of the tournament yet.   The […]

2017 Premier League Darts Playoffs Preview

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Seventeen weeks, 73 games and 462 180s later, it all comes down to this – the playoffs of the PDCs Premier League. Can anyone stop the hot favourite reigning World Champion Michael van Gerwen or is there one final Premier League fairytale for Phil Taylor in what is largely thought to be his swansong in this […]

The 2017 PDC UK Open Finals – Team Rileys – A Who’s Who

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After nearly 30 qualifying competitions, the 32 Rileys Qualifiers are confirmed and set to do battle with the Pros this weekend at the UK Open – the FA Cup of Darts. It is arguably the strongest batch of players ever to come through the Rileys qualifying system. Here is who to look out for this […]

Rileys Victoria UK Open Darts Amateur Qualifier – 5th Feb 17 Report

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Surrey teammates Dave Parletti and Darryl Pilgrim booked their places at the UK Open after coming through a field of 132 players at Rileys Victoria. It will be Parletti’s third straight appearance at Butlins Minehead having previously won through at Twickenham for the past two years. Surrey County A team colleague Pilgrim will be making […]

The Rileys UK Open Darts Amateur Qualifiers – What to expect

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The Rileys UK Open Amateur darts qualifiers are nearly upon us. Hundreds of players across the UK are set to take part in the plethora of tournaments taking place at Rileys Sports Bars in the coming weeks. The winners will get the chance to play with the pros at the UK Open at Butlins Minehead […]

BDO World Championships – Who will be the King and Queen of Lakeside?

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The PDC showpiece may have come and gone at the Alexandra Palace, and many darts fans may be suffering from withdrawal symptoms. They won’t have to wait long however,  thanks to the BDO Worlds taking place at the Lakeside Country Club this Saturday. Easily the premier event in the BDO calendar, fans will be flocking to […]

The 2016 UK Open Rileys Qualifiers – What Happened Next?

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Rileys are proud to be working in conjunction with the Professional Darts Corporation to give amateur dart players the chance to mix it with the pros at the UK Open. Popularly dubbed “The FA Cup of Darts”, 32 amateurs will win their places through our popular qualifying competitions held in Rileys Sports Bars across the […]