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Rileys Harlow UK Open Darts Qualifier – 3rd Feb ’18 – Report

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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 […]

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 […]