Rejuvenated after the break, Simon Whitlock dumps out the world number one and now has a maiden major on Sky firmly in his sights

Could this be the week of the Wizard? Simon Whitlock believes so and, after brushing aside the world number one Michael van Gerwen 11-4 last night, is now three more wins away from the biggest tournament victory of his career. The Australian number one introduced us to the 'new normal' for televised darts on Saturday … Continue reading Rejuvenated after the break, Simon Whitlock dumps out the world number one and now has a maiden major on Sky firmly in his sights

Most underrated player? More nights like last night and Danny Noppert won’t be holding onto that tag for much longer

A first-ever win in the World Matchplay. Knocking out the third seed Gerwyn Price. It was a big night in the, still relatively fledgling, PDC career of Danny Noppert last night. For those who didn't get to watch his 10-7 win over Price, on night three of the behind-closed-doors World Matchplay, in Milton Keynes, you … Continue reading Most underrated player? More nights like last night and Danny Noppert won’t be holding onto that tag for much longer

Matt Porter confirms artificial crowd noise will also be played inside the venue for the behind closed doors World Matchplay

PDC chief executive Matt Porter has confirmed the players will also hear artificial crowd noise during matches at the behind closed doors World Matchplay, which starts this weekend. The popular summer event has been held at the Winter Gardens, in Blackpool, ever since its first staging back in 1994, but will instead take place at … Continue reading Matt Porter confirms artificial crowd noise will also be played inside the venue for the behind closed doors World Matchplay

Rod Harrington outlines future ideas for the PDC’s expansion with 25 European events a year and £300,000 prize fund in each one + possible WDF partnership

Rod Harrington hopes to see the PDC expand to 25 events a year in Europe, each with a £300,000 prize fund, in the next five years. The PDC director, 62, who is retiring in August, outlined what the future of darts' leading organisation could look like, in an interview for our Darts Legends series earlier this … Continue reading Rod Harrington outlines future ideas for the PDC’s expansion with 25 European events a year and £300,000 prize fund in each one + possible WDF partnership

How the PDC’s rankings update has affected the Race to the World Matchplay

As the PDC gets ready to stage their first ranking events since the Coronavirus pandemic next week, here's a look at how the race to qualify for the 2020 World Matchplay is shaping up... Almost four months have passed since Ian White's victory in Players Championship 8, back on March 15, the last ranking event … Continue reading How the PDC’s rankings update has affected the Race to the World Matchplay