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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 […]

Rileys Victoria UK Open Darts Amateur Qualifier – 20th January 17 Report (Includes Video)

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Lee Evans and Dan Read became the first amateur darts players to book their place at the UK Open at Butlins Minehead in March, having won through a field of 127 players on Friday night at Rileys Victoria. Lee Evans Swindon based Evans is no stranger to the big stage, having qualified for the UK […]

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 […]

PDC World Darts Championships – All you need to know

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It all comes down to this. The PDC year reaches its climax when the World Championships at the Alexandra Palace kicks off on Thursday. Who would have thought that that the PDC Worlds would become the behemoth that is today, from humble beginnings at the Circus Tavern in its debut in 1994. With record prize […]

The Players Championship – Ten Facts and Stats

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With the World Championships just around the corner, the PDC calendar makes its final TV stop before it’s showpiece event at the ninth edition of the Players Championship. Often an excellent indicator for form, this year’s tournament at Minehead has been spiced up thanks to the field being expanded to 64 for the first time […]

Ten memorable BDO moments at the Grand Slam of Darts

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It is an age old debate amongst darts fans. Which is superior…the BDO or the PDC? Every November the debate is reignited thanks to the PDC’s Grand Slam of Darts which gets underway at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall today.  It remains the only major event where the PDC and BDO players cross the great darting […]