BDO weekend round-up: Polish Open champion Toon Greebe narrowly misses out on Poland double as Mark Blandford wins first ranking title

POLICE, POLAND - Toon Greebe fell one win short of completing the double in Poland at the weekend, as the Polish Open champion finished as the runner-up in the Police Masters to Mark Blandford. Greebe, 30, who appeared in the PDC World Championship in 2008 and 2010, claimed his maiden BDO ranking title with victory … Continue reading BDO weekend round-up: Polish Open champion Toon Greebe narrowly misses out on Poland double as Mark Blandford wins first ranking title

Race to Blackpool: Ross Smith back in the provisional line-up with five events to go before the cut-off

Ross Smith has moved back into a provisional place for the World Matchplay following the weekend's Players Championship double-header in Barnsley. The recent UK Open quarter-finalist has edged ahead of Keegan Brown on count back with five events left to go before the cut-off. On Friday, Smith defeated Simon Stevenson and Justin Pipe to qualify … Continue reading Race to Blackpool: Ross Smith back in the provisional line-up with five events to go before the cut-off

World number 88 Harry Ward, 21, wins last-leg decider against Max Hopp to claim maiden PDC title at Players Championship 16

World number 88 Harry Ward won his first PDC title after beating Max Hopp 8-7 in the final of Players Championship 16 in Barnsley on Sunday. The 21-year-old, from Swadlincote, in Derbyshire, joined the PDC's professional circuit only at the start of this year after winning his tour card at UK Qualifying School in January. … Continue reading World number 88 Harry Ward, 21, wins last-leg decider against Max Hopp to claim maiden PDC title at Players Championship 16

Glen Durrant beats Michael van Gerwen 7-2 in battle of world champions on way to Players Championship 15 title victory

Glen Durrant took his tally of titles in his first year on the PDC circuit to two with victory in Players Championship 15 in Barnsley on Saturday. The reigning BDO world champion followed up his success in Players Championship 4 in February by beating Lithuania's Darius Labanauskas 8-1 in the final. In the semi-finals, Durrant … Continue reading Glen Durrant beats Michael van Gerwen 7-2 in battle of world champions on way to Players Championship 15 title victory

BDO rankings watch: Welsh Open and Classic successes pushes Beau Greaves, 15, up from 44th to 25th

Beau Greaves is up to 25th in the BDO women's rolling rankings after winning both the Welsh Open and Classic titles at the weekend. The 15-year-old, who still has two boxes to fill, climbed 19 places in the rankings following her double-title success in Wales. Lisa Ashton, who lost 5-3 to Greaves in the Welsh … Continue reading BDO rankings watch: Welsh Open and Classic successes pushes Beau Greaves, 15, up from 44th to 25th

BDO rankings watch: Jim Williams returns to number one, Dave Parletti up to fifth, Welsh Open winner Martijn Kleermaker rises to 13th

Jim Williams has returned to number one in the BDO men's rolling rankings after his run to the final of the Welsh Open on Sunday. Williams was bidding to become only the ninth Welshman to win the Category A event, following in the footsteps of former world champions Leighton Rees, Richie Burnett and Mark Webster. … Continue reading BDO rankings watch: Jim Williams returns to number one, Dave Parletti up to fifth, Welsh Open winner Martijn Kleermaker rises to 13th