Weekly Dartscast Episode 221: Mike De Decker, Nathan Rafferty, Fabian Schmutzler, Emma Paton, Grand Slam Preview

Weekly Dartscast Episode 221: Mike De Decker, Nathan Rafferty, Fabian Schmutzler, Emma Paton, Grand Slam Preview

Co-hosts Alex Moss and Burton DeWitt look ahead to the start of the Grand Slam of Darts this weekend, review the final weekend of the European Development Tour season, and take on your listener questions.

Nathan Rafferty (12:13) calls in ahead of making his TV debut in the Grand Slam this weekend, and looks back on his career so far, including that infamous win against Peter Wright at the UK Open on board five, and coming close to winning a tour card on the Challenge and Development Tours this year.

Mike De Decker (27:02) stops by before his Grand Slam debut on Saturday, reflects on qualifying via the Tour Card Holder Qualifier last week, and looks ahead to a crucial few weeks as he bids to save his tour card.

Fabian Schmutzler (44:07) joins us to reflect on an incredible debut weekend on the Development Tour, winning two titles and qualifying for the PDC World Championship at 16-years-old, being back at school the following day, and his future hopes in the sport.

Emma Paton (1:05:09) calls in ahead of nine days of presenting Sky’s coverage of the Grand Slam, in Wolverhampton, and also looks back on her first year in the role, her journey from being behind the camera to now presenting in front of the camera, and lots more.

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