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Darts: #Teamrileys at the 2018 UK Open – A Review

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As the dust settles on one of the most memorable UK Opens ever held, we take the chance to reflect on how Team Rileys fared at the 2018 FA Cup of Darts. Paul Hogan We of course start with Paul Hogan who has enjoyed such incredible success at this event over the years. The Basingstoke based […]

Rileys Victoria UK Open Darts Qualifier – 18th Feb ’18 – Report (Includes Video)

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John Scott and Darryl Pilgrim both booked returns to Butlins Minehead to compete at the UK Open after battling through a field of 162 players at Rileys Victoria. Both aren’t strangers to the FA Cup of Darts and the pair both drew on their experiences from previous wins at the venue. Middlesex’s John Scott, will […]

LIVE BLOG – Follow #teamrileys at the UK Open – Day 1

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Over 3500 entries were received for the Rileys UK Open Qualifiers and now it comes down to this – The UK Open Finals! Follow this page throughout the day for updates on how #teamrileys are faring in a field which includes 96 PDC Pros. Keep refreshing the page for updates! Saturday evening session Jason Lowe […]

Rileys Harlow UK Open Darts Qualifier – 3rd Feb ’18 – Report (Includes Video)

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Alex Roy maintained his record of being a UK Open ever-present winning a through field of 91 competitors at the Rileys Harlow Qualifier. Roy, who is a twice former UK Open quarter finalist, will be making his sixteenth straight appearance at the tournament. He is one of a select group of players who have been […]

2018 PDC UK Open Darts Qualifiers – Who’s Made it to Minehead?

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The UK Open Amateur darts qualifying tournaments are well underway, with record fields attending Rileys Sports Bars throughout the UK. Congratulations to all of those that have made it to the finals so far and a big thank you to everyone that participated so far, as well as all the organisers at each of the […]

Victoria UK Open Darts Amateur Qualifier – 21st January ’18 Report

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Joe Davis and Michael Burgoine came through a record field of nearly 200 darts players at Rileys Victoria to book their places at the UK Open on Sunday. A record 193 entrants toed the oche on Sunday, a record field for a Rileys UK Open amateur qualifying tournament. Players from as far afield as Didcot, […]

Beginners Guide: How to play darts

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Inspired by the World Darts Championships? Want to take up the sport but don’t know where to start? Here is our guide on how to play darts. The Darts We start then with the darts themselves. This is not a decision to be taken lightly. Everything from the weight, grip on the barrel, the type […]

The 2018 PDC World Darts Championships – A Review

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As the curtain is drawn on one of the most dramatic and unpredictable PDC World Darts Championships in history, it is time to reflect on the sport’s biggest showpiece event. With upsets galore and unforgettable drama, there is certainly no shortage of talking points. The Darts Dream Sometimes, just as sometimes, darts dreams come true. […]

2018 PDC World Darts Championships – A Preview

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The 25th edition of the PDC World Darts Championship is nearly upon us. Not many would have envisioned the way the tournament has grown since its humble beginnings at the Circus Tavern. And with the 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor set for last hurrah at the Ally Pally, it promises to be the most historic yet. […]

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 […]