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SMITH, WADE & BARNEY'S WORLD SERIES BOOST

THE field of PDC representatives on the 2018 World Series of Darts has been completed following invitations for Michael Smith, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld.

The World Series of Darts' global tour will see tournaments held in Germany, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane ahead of the end-of-season Finals in Vienna.

Whilst the field for the German Darts Masters has already been finalised, and includes new German Darts Open champion Max Hopp, two places remained in the other five international events.

Former World Youth Champion Smith, who currently sits in second place on the Unibet Premier League table and has won two ranking titles this year, has been invited to compete in all five events.

He will be joined in the U.S. Darts Masters and Shanghai Darts Masters by James Wade, a two-time World Series of Darts finalist and multiple winner on the big stage.

Five-time World Champion Van Barneveld, meanwhile, will compete in the Auckland Darts Masters, Melbourne Darts Masters and Brisbane Darts Masters as the popular Dutch legend returns to the World Series, where he will also compete in Germany next week.

"This year's World Series of Darts is shaping up to be a thrilling set of tournaments and this announcement completes the PDC players who will compete in each event," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

"Michael Smith is enjoying his breakthrough year on the big stage after knocking on the door in recent times, and after having a taste of the World Series in 2017 has now got a great opportunity to light up the global stage.

"James and Raymond are two players who are known globally for their achievements and have vast experience around the world.

"Despite not being selected for the Premier League this year, James' attitude has been excellent and he has been a leading performer on the circuit.

"Raymond's profile makes him a massive draw in New Zealand and Australia, where he has previously reached World Series finals, and as the sport's elder statesman in playing terms will be a big drawcard for fans Down Under."

The world's top four players - Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross and Gary Anderson - will compete in all World Series of Darts events this year.

Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price will compete in Las Vegas and Shanghai, with each respective event featuring a series of eight regional qualifiers.

Australians Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson and Corey Cadby will compete in Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane, with seven Oceanic Representatives also set to qualify for the treble-header.

The German Darts Masters will take place on Friday May 25 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. For tickets, visit www.eventim.de.

The U.S. Darts Masters will be held on July 6-7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, and will be preceded on July 5 by the North American Championship. For tickets, visit www.pdc.tv/vegas.

The Shanghai Darts Masters will take place on July 13-14 at the Pullman Hotel, Shanghai South.

The Auckland Darts Masters will be held from August 3-5 at the Trusts Arena. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.co.nz.

The Melbourne Darts Masters will be held from August 10-12 at the Hisense Arena. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

The Brisbane Darts Masters will be held from August 17-19 at the BCEC. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

The World Series of Darts Finals will take place from November 2-4 at the Multiversum in Schwechat, Vienna, Austria. For tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.tv.

Day 3 Harrows Pro Tour Warilla NSW

Day 3 Harrows Pro Tour continues in Warilla NSW Sunday. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

Another win for Cadby in Warilla

Another win for Cadby as he defeats DPA International Player Loz Ryder
over 75 Players were in attendance competing for the Kelvin Boyland Memorial Trophy at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club

Pro Tour #8
Saturday 14th April 2018
Round Robin to Knockout
Top 4 off the sheet

Final
Loz Ryder 3-6 Corey Cadby

Top 4
Raymond O’Donnell 3-6 Loz Ryder
Corey Cadby 6-4 Tim Pusey

Top 8
Raymond O’Donnell 6-4 Bill Aitken
Loz Ryder 6-3 Steve MacArthur
Corey Cadby 6-2 Raymond Smith
Tim Pusey 6-1 Mark Colbongon

Top 16
Raymond O’Donnell 6-4 Andrew Eagers
John Bunyard 5-6 Bill Aitken
Tic Bridge 3-6 Loz Ryder
Lucas Cameron 5-6 Steve MacArthur
Gordon-Glen Mathers 3-6 Corey Cadby
Raymond Smith 6-4 Mark Taafe
Dean McGladdery 1-6 Tim Pusey
Mark Colbongon 6-4 Steve Fitzpatrick

Top 32
Raymond O’Donnell 4-1 Ash Britt
Andrew Eagers 4-2 Zinzan Clushaw
John Bunyard 4-2 Craig Prizeman
Bill Aitken 4-0 Greg Major
Tic Bridge 4-3 Leigh Giblin
Russell Stewart 1-4 Loz Ryder
Lucas Cameron 4-0 Mike Bonser
Steve MacArthur 4-3 James Bailey
Gordon-Glen Mathers 4-1 Graeme Lowe
Corey Cadby 4-0 Mick Lean
Raymond Smith 4-1 Jamie Hales
Mark Taafe 4-2 Jerry Weyman
Mick Lacey 2-4 Dean McGladdery
Tim Pusey 4-0 Adrian McDevitt
Mark Colbongon 4-3 Tremiane Gallagher
Steve Fitzpatrick 4-2 Kerry Allen

Board 1 & 2
Dean Mcgladdery
Steve Fitzpatrick
Kevin Luland
Kalani Hillman
Peter Primmer
Greg Major
Paul Emmerton
Marshall Allen
Tic Bridge
1st – Tic Bridge
2nd – Steve Fitzpatrick
3rd – Greg Major
4th – Dean McGladdery

Board 3 & 4
Andrew Eagers
Hayden Charlton
Craig Prizeman
Peter Hawkins
Lucas Grey
Lucas Cameron
Ian Dargan
Mick Lean
Judy Neaves
1st – Lucas Cameron
2nd – Andrew Eagers
3rd – Mick Lean
4th – Craig Prizeman

Board 5 & 6
Deb Soden
Clayton Collins
Kerry Allen
Chris Donaghy
Darren Wolter Gumley
Ash Britt
Mark Taafe
Mick Lacey
Jen Lange
1st – Mick Lacey
2nd – Mark Taafe
3rd – Kerry Allen
4th – Ash Britt

Board 7 & 8
Conan Genaras
Jake Howie
Leigh Giblin
John Bunyard
Jerry Weyman
Dennis Saro
Nathan Walsh
Rod Crawford
Russell Stewart
1st – John Bunyard
2nd – Russell Stewart
3rd – Jerry Weyman
4th – Leigh Giblin

Board 9 & 10
Adrian McDevitt
Nathan Simpson
Paul Hill
Jason Siefried
Simon Farrell
Tremaine Gallagher
Mark Colbongan
Steve Macarthur
Kim Anderson
1st – Mark Colbongon
2nd – Steve MacArthur
3rd – Adrian McDevitt
4th – Tremaine Gallagher

Board 11 & 12
John Riley
Darren Lane
Sapphire Allen
Gordon-Glen Mathers
Ryan Lynch
Jamie Hales
Jamie Budd
Trevor Targett
Loz Ryder
Tim Pusey
1st – Gordon-glen Mathers
2nd – Tim Pusey
3rd – Loz Ryder
4th – Jamie Hales

Board 13 & 14
Graeme Lowe
Kim Emmerton
Matt Clarke
Bill Aitken
Greg Walsh
Matt Leahy
Raymond Smith
Terrence Insley
Dave Williams
James Bailey
1st – Raymond Smith
2nd – Bill Aitken
3rd – James Bailey
4th – Graeme Lowe

Board 15 & 16
Troy Romando
Pat Dargan
Mike Bonser
Corey Cadby
Ray O’Donnell
Zinzan Culshaw
Daniel Sim
Steve TePaki
Dave Henricks
Bruce Stone
1st – Raymond O’Donnell
2nd – Corey Cadby
3rd – Zinzan Culshaw
4th – Mike Bonser

Players in Attendance – 75
Adrian McDevitt
Andrew Eagers
Ash Britt
Bill Aitken
Chris Donaghy
Clayton Collins
Corey Cadby
Craig Prizeman
Daniel Sim
Dave Henricks
Dave Williams
Dean McGladdery
Deb Soden
Dennis Saro
Jerry Weyman
Gordon-Glen Mathers
Graeme Lowe
Greg Major
Greg Walsh
Ian Dargan
James Bailey
Mark Colbongan
Jamie Hales
Jen Lange
John Bunyard
John Riley
Judy Neaves
Kevin Luland
Kim Anderson
Kim Emmerton
Leigh Giblin
Loz Ryder
Lucas Cameron
Lucas Grey
Mark Taafe
Matt Clarke
Matthew Leahy
Mick Lacey
Mick Lean
Mike Bonser
Patrick Dargan
Paul Emmerton
Raymond O’Donnell
Raymond Smith
Rod Crawford
Russell Stewart
Ryan Lynch
Steve Fitzpatrick
Steve MacArthur
Steve TePaki
Tic Bridge
Tim Pusey
Tremaine Gallagher
Trevor Taggart
Zinzan Culshaw
Kalani Hillman
Jamie Budd
Nathan Walsh
Kerry Allen
Marshall Allen
Conan Genaras
Troy Rimando
Darren Wolter-Gumley
Paul Hill
Bruce Stone
Peter Primmer
Sapphire Allen
Peter Hawkins
Hayden Charlton
Simon Farrell
Terrance Insley
Jason Siefried
Darren Lane
Nathan Simpson

Harrows Australia DPA ProTour Event #8 Kelvin Boyland Memorial

75 Players in attendance see to day competing for the Kelvin Boyland Memorial Trophy

Board 1 & 2
Dean Mcgladdery
Steve Fitzpatrick
Kevin Luland
Kalani Hillman
Peter Primmer
Greg Major
Paul Emmerton
Marshall Allen
Tic Bridge

Board 3 & 4
Andrew Eagers
Hayden Charlton
Craig Prizeman
Peter Hawkins
Lucas Grey
Lucas Cameron
Ian Dargan
Mick Lean
Judy Neaves

Board 5 & 6
Deb Soden
Clayton Collins
Kerry Allen
Chris Donaghy
Darren Wolter Gumley
Ash Britt
Mark Taafe
Mick Lacey
Jen Lange

Board 7 & 8
Conan Genaras
Jake Howie
Leigh Giblin
John Bunyard
Jerry Weyman
Dennis Saro
Nathan Walsh
Rod Crawford
Russell Stewart

Board 9 & 10
Adrian Mcdevitt
Nathan Simpson
Paul Hill
Jason Siefried
Simon Farrell
Tremaine Gallagher
Mark Colbongan
Steve Macarthur
Kim Anderson

Board 11 & 12
John Riley
Darren Lane
Sapphire Allen
GG Mathers
Ryan Lynch
Jamie Hales
Jamie Budd
Trevor Targett
Loz Ryder
Tim Pusey

Board 13 & 14
Graeme Lowe
Kim emmerton
Matt Clarke
Bill Aitken
Greg Walsh
Matt Leahy
Raymond Smith
Terry Insley
Dave Williams
James Bailey

Board 15 & 16
Troy Romando
Pat Dargan
Mike Bonser
Corey Cadby
Ray Odonnell
Zinzan Culshaw
Daniel Sim
Steve Te Paki
Dave Henricks
Bruce Stone

Cadby Takes Win in Warilla

On Friday night the 7th leg of the Harrows Pro Tour of 2018 was held at Warilla Bowls and Recreation club. It also marked the annual awarding of the Joe Seymour trophy as well as points going towards World Series of Darts qualification. It was Corey Cadby and Lucas Cameron in the final for the night and high class darts were once more on display.
Cadby started the final with a maximum before Cameron scored 140. A 135 visit from Cadby put him in control and with another ton visit he left 86 but on his next visit missed the bull for the leg. Two darts were enough to give Cadby the first leg. A pair of 96 starts on the Cameron throw was then replicated by both players. A 140 from Cameron could not be matched by Cadby with 99. A 96 left Cadby on 114 which he converted at his next visit. With a break under his belt Cadby opened with 85 and 134 which Cameron then matched. A poorer visit from Cadby was not punished by Cameron and 134 left him on 108 which he could not convert on his next visit but was able to do so with another two darts. 3-0 and things looked bad as Cameron opened with a 97 but his opponent hit 140 to move back over a 100 match average. A 140 visit from Cameron put him back in the leg, helped by a 41 visit from Cadby. Another 140 left Cameron chasing 84. A 133 left Cadby on 106. Cameron then left 33 as Cadby left 46. Cameron took out the fourth leg with two darts on his next visit. 3-1.
Cadby missed a chance to go three legs up again as 64 left him on 25. Cameron could not take out 140 but Cadby then missed at his next visit as Cameron came back to take his second leg on the trot. He then opened with an 82 but Cadby clicked back into gear with a 134 which was all but matched by his opponent at the next visit. 100 left Cadby on 267 as 83 moved Cameron to 203. 97 set up a second 170 opportunity for Cadby in the match as Cameron scored 171 to leave 32. Cadby missed the bull for the big fish and Cameron tied the match up after six legs.
A 140 start from Cadby on throw was almost matched by Cameron. 100 from Cadby and 140 from Cameron looked good until Cadby hit his second maximum for the match to leave 81. 57 was not enough and Cameron chased 124 but left 32. Cadby got the required 24 with his second dart to lead 4-3.
Cameron then opened with his first maximum of the match as a follow up of 93 left him on 228. Cameron left tops for the match after a couple of visits and with Cadby on 61 Cameron converted with tops to move the match to 4-4.
Cadby opened with 140 in the ninth leg and Cameron disappointed on his next visit. Cadby rubbed salt in with another visit of 140 (pushing his average over 100 again.) On 128 Cadby scored 56 and then 32 with his next visit. Cameron was well behind so Cadby had his shot at tops which he took with the first dart of his next visit.
Cameron opened with 70 to give his opponent a chance of a break in the next leg although Cadby did not take full advantage straight away. A 140 from Cadby mid leg left him needing 142. With Cameron well behind he set up a 44 which he took out at his next visit to win the match 6-4.
The semi-finals had been fairly close. Corey Cadby took an early lead in the first match, building on an opening leg win by breaking Raymond O’Donnell in the second leg. With O’Donnell on 150 Cadby was then able to hold for a three leg lead with tops. He then broke the throw of O’Donnell a second time. At 5-0 up O’Donnell avoided a white wash by winning a leg and then secured a second leg with double 16. A similar check out on the next leg would have concerned Cadby as the score now read 5-3. O’Donnell then grabbed another leg but was unable to take it to an elimination leg as Cadby secured a 6-4 victory and a place in the final.
In the second semi-final Lucas Cameron won the first leg but on throw Dave Marland equalised in the next. A poor visit left Marland on 126 in leg three but Cameron was not in a position to take full advantage. Marland could not take out the leg on his next visit and Cameron made him pay to lead 2-1. A double 5 put Marland back on even terms once again, this time at two legs each. Against the throw Marland chased 161 in the next leg but a bounce out did not help as he left 121. With his opponent on 40 Marland missed bull for the leg and Cameron took the leg out instead.
Marland then had to check out 115 but left 72 as Cameron left 12 from his next visit. Marland had a poor second throw on his next visit which cost him a check out and Cameron took full advantage, grabbing a break of throw and a 4-2 lead. Another bounce out in the next leg cost Marland once more as Cameron went three legs clear, 5-2. A 139 left Marland on 62 in the next leg which he took out on his next visit. Three shots at tops were not converted by Cameron but with Marland only moving to 64 Cameron was able to take out the required darts in the ninth leg to win the match 6-3.
Corey Cadby took an early lead in the first, building on an opening leg win by breaking Ramond O’Donnell in the second leg. With O’Donnell on 150 Cadby was then able to hold for a three leg lead with tops. He then broke the throw of O’Donnell a second time. At 5-0 up O’Donnell avoided a white wash by winning a leg and then secured a second leg with double 16. A similar check out on the next leg would have concerned Cadby as the score now read 5-3. O’Donnell then grabbed another leg but was unable to take it to an elimination leg and Cadby secured a 6-4 victory and a place in the final against Cameron.
In quarter final one Corey Cadby had comprehensively defeated local Warilla star Clayton Collins 6-1. Shire resident Dave Marland, who has enjoyed a lot of success at Warilla in recent years, continued his strong record with a 6-2 victory over Raymond Smith, who led the series before the weekend. After falling behind early in his match with Steve Macarthur, Lucas Cameron came home strongly and moved a leg away from the win before Macarthur stopped the rot to tie the match up at 5 legs each. After four attempts at double 16 Cameron was able to secure the quarter final 6-5. The final match in the round Bill Aitken went to an early lead only for Raymond O’Donnell to turn the match on its head and take it out six legs to four.
The tables had been very strong with the calibre demonstrated by board finals of GG Mathers v Corey Cadby, Daniel Sim v Lucas Cameron, John Bunyard v Steve Macarthur, Ray O’Donnell v Mick Lean, Tremaine Gallagher v Bill Aitken, Ray Smith v Steve Fitzpatrick, David Marland v James Bailey, and Clayton Collins v David Williams.
The Joe Seymour trophy was awarded to at the end of a night, a worthy winner of such a strong competition.

Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club
Pro Tour #7
Friday 13th April 2018
Knockout
Final 63
BYE v Jerry Weyman
Raymond O’Donnell v Patrick Dargan
Mick Lean v Greg Major
Russell Stewart v Jake Howie
Loz Ryder v Tremaine Gallagher
Judy Neaves v Adrian McDevitt
Bill Aitken v Jen Lange
Matt Leahy v Mick Lacey
Chris Donaghy v Judith Bell
Kim Emmerton v Clayton Collins
Dave Williams v Lucas Grey
Paul Hill v Kevin Luland
Ryan Lynch v Deb Soden
Rod Crawford v Gordon-Glen Mathers
Leigh Giblin v Steve TePaki
Corey Cadby v Mark Colbon
John Riley v Brian Mccann
Jamie Rogers v John Bunyard
Steve MacArthur v Dean McGladdery
Andrew Eagers v Tim Pusey
Kim Anderson v Daniel Sim
Dave Henricks v Matt Clarke
Tic Bridge v Zinzan Culshaw
Ash Britt v Lucas Cameron
Craig Prizeman v James Doherty
James Bailey v Ian Dargan
Dennis Saro v Mark Taafe
Dave Marland v Jamie Hales
Paul Emmerton v Greg Walsh
Raymond Smith v Mike Bonser
Trevor Taggart v Stefan Cubrilovic
Steve Fitzpatrick v Graeme Lowe
Final 32
Jerry Weyman v Raymond O’Donnell
Mick Lean v Russell Stewart
Tremaine Gallagher v Adrian McDevitt
Bill Aitken v Mick Lacey
Chris Donaghy v Clayton Collins
Dave Williams v Kevin Luland
Ryan Lynch v Gordon-Glen Mathers
Steve TePaki v Corey Cadby
John Riley v John Bunyard
Steve MacArthur v Tim Pusey
Daniel Sim v Dave Henricks
Tic Bridge v Lucas Cameron
Craig Prizeman v James Bailey
Mark Taafe v Dave Williams
Greg Walsh v Raymond Smith
Stefan Cubrilovic v Steve Fitzpatrick
Final 16
Raymond O’Donnell v Mick Lean
Tremaine Gallagher v Bill Aitken
Clayton Collins v Dave Williams
Gordon-Glen Mathers v Corey Cadby
John Bunyard v Steve MacArthur
Daniel Sim v Lucas Cameron
James Bailey v Dave Marland
Raymond Smith v Steve Fitzpatrick
Final 8
Raymond O’Donnell v Bill Aitken
Clayton Collins v Corey Cadby
Steve MacArthur v Lucas Cameron
Dave Marland v Raymond Smith
Final 4
Raymond O’Donnell v Corey Cadby
Lucas Cameron v Dave Marland
Final
Corey Cadby v Lucas Cameron
Winner
Corey Cadby
Players in Attendance – 63
Judy Neaves
Corey Cadby
Patrick Dargan
Trevor Taggart
Chris Donaghy
John Riley
Steve TePaki
Craig Prizeman
James Doherty
Ryan Lynch
Mike Bonser
Tic Bridge
Lucas Cameron
Kim Anderson
Russell Stewart
Lucas Grey
Leigh Giblin
Adrian McDevitt
Mark Taafe
Tremaine Gallagher
Clayton Collins
Dean McGladdery
Bill Aitken
Paul Emmerton
Kim Emmerton
Gordon-Glen Mathers
Mick Lacey
Greg Major
Dave Marland
Paul Hill
Graeme Lowe
Jamie Rogers
Deb Soden
Ian Dargan
Steve Fitzpatrick
Tim Pusey
Loz Ryder
Jamie Hales
Mark Colbon
Raymond O’Donnell
Dennis Saro
Ash Britt
John Bunyard
Daniel Sim
Steve MacArthur
Judith Bell
Jen Lange
Andrew Eagers
Mathew Leahy
Zinzan Culshaw
Dave Williams
James Bailey
Jake Howie
Kevin Luland
Gerry Weyman
Matt Clarke
Dave Henricks
Mick Lean
Stefan Cubrilovic
Raymond Smith
Greg Walsh
Rod Crawford
Brian Mccann

FRIDAY NIGHT AT WARILLA

Dartplayers Australia return to warilla this weekend for the continuation of the Harrows DPA PRO tour. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

ERIC BRISTOW PASSES AWAY

THE Professional Darts Corporation is deeply saddened to announce that five-time World Champion Eric Bristow MBE passed away on Thursday evening following a heart attack.

Arguably the sport’s first superstar player, Bristow, 60, was World Champion five times between 1980-1986 and also won five World Masters titles during an outstanding career.

Bristow was one of the founder players when the PDC (then World Darts Council) was formed in 1993 as the sport's leading stars broke away from the British Darts Organisation.

The 60-year-old was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2005 alongside great rival John Lowe, and since retiring from competition at the end of 2007 remained a popular figure on the exhibition circuit.
Bristow also worked as a TV pundit and spotter for Sky Sports, was awarded the MBE for his services to sport in 1989 and appeared on ITV's "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here" in 2012.

Born in east London on April 25 1957, Bristow later relocated to Staffordshire where he proved instrumental in the development of the Phil Taylor as a sponsor and mentor during the early stages of the eventual 16-time World Champion's career.

Taylor went on to defeat Bristow in the 1990 World Championship final, while a 6-0 defeat to Dennis Priestley the following year proved to be his last appearance in a televised final. His final World Championship, in 2000, was his 23rd of an illustrious career which saw him win over 70 professional titles in total.

In 1989, he married Jane Bristow with whom he had two children, Louise in 1991 and James in 1993.

Bristow’s subsequent battle against dartitis was overcome briefly when he reached the semi-finals of the 1997 PDC World Championship, and after making intermittent appearances on the circuit in the following years he competed for a final time on the PDC circuit in 2007.

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn led the tributes to Bristow, stating: “Eric will always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport. He was a tremendous player and a huge character and even after his retirement fans would travel for miles to meet him and see him play.

“Eric was never afraid of controversy, but he spoke as he found and was honest and straightforward which is what people admired about him. The PDC, and the sport of darts, will miss him.”

Day 3 Harrows Pro Tour seaford Victoria

DAY 3 and the final day of the Harrows Pro Tour at the Seaford Hotel concludes this Sunday. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

Day 2 Harrows Pro Tour seafood Victoria

Day 2 of the Harrows Pro Tour continues Saturday at the Seaford Hotel Seaford Victoria.

Player registrations are as follows
Friday: 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am
Sunday: 9:00 am
$40.00 per Day or $100.00 for 3 Days (saving of $20.00)
event's carry DPA Pro Tour ranking events
Players MUST be eligible and available to participate in the PDC World Darts Championship 2018/2019 London England
Venue address
362 Frankston - Dandenong Rd, Seaford VIC 3198, Australia

Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

DPA returns to Melbourne

The DPA returns to Melbourne this weekend with the Harrows Pro Tour at the Seaford Hotel, Seaford Victoria

Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th
Player registrations are as follows
Friday: 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am
Sunday: 9:00 am
$40.00 per Day or $100.00 for 3 Days (saving of $20.00)
event's carry DPA Pro Tour ranking events
Players MUST be eligible and available to participate in the PDC World Darts Championship 2018/2019 London England

Venue address
362 Frankston - Dandenong Rd, Seaford VIC 3198, Australia

Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results...

Brisbane to host World series of darts

BRISBANE and Vienna are to host the PDC's World Series of Darts for the first time in 2018 following confirmation of the year's seven events, while Rob Cross, Jamie Lewis and Dimitri Van den Bergh will also step onto the global stage.

The ongoing global expansion of the World Series of Darts will see six worldwide events followed by the end-of-season Finals, which will move to Austria in November.

The year's events will begin with the second staging of the German Darts Masters, with a one-day spectacular being held on Friday May 25 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

The stars of the sport will then return to Las Vegas, with the North American Championship to be followed by the second U.S. Darts Masters, which will be held at Mandalay Bay from July 5-7.

July's double-header will then see the third Shanghai Darts Masters held on July 13-14 at the Pullman Hotel Shanghai South, before the action heads Down Under for an August treble-header.

The Auckland Darts Masters takes place from August 3-5 at the Trusts Arena, with the sport's top names returning to New Zealand for the fourth staging of the popular event.

The action then moves to Australia, with the second Melbourne Darts Masters taking place from August 10-12 at the Hisense Arena before the inaugural Brisbane Darts Masters, from August 17-19 at the BCEC, sees the World Series visit Queensland for the first time.

The season-ending World Series of Darts Finals will then be held from November 2-4 at the Multiversum Schwechat in Vienna, as Austria hosts the 24-player event.

The world's current top four players - Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, World Champion Rob Cross and Gary Anderson - will compete in each of the six international events.

They will be joined in the German Darts Masters by Austrian star Mensur Suljovic – the reigning Champions League of Darts winner - five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld, reigning World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh and World Championship semi-finalist Jamie Lewis.

The top two German players from the PDC Order of Merit at April 30 will also qualify alongside six players from the German Superleague.

World Grand Prix champion Daryl Gurney and Premier League star Gerwyn Price will compete in the U.S. Darts Masters - where the Northern Irish ace was runner-up in 2017 - and Shanghai Darts Masters in July, with the final two PDC players to be confirmed in due course.

The U.S. Darts Masters will also feature the eight players from the USA or Canada who qualify to compete in the 2018 North American Championship - with four winners from qualifiers to be held on July 3-4 joined by four players from a Qualifiers Order of Merit.

The Shanghai Darts Masters will see the eight PDC stars up against eight regional competitors, with the top three players from the PDC Asian Tour, following Event Six, joined by five Chinese qualifiers.

August's three events will see Van Gerwen, Wright, Cross and Anderson joined by Australian trio Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson - the reigning Auckland Darts Masters champion – and recent UK Open finalist Corey Cadby plus one other player

A series of qualifying events will be held during July for players to win spots in the three events, to be held in Invercargill from July 2-8 and in Warilla from July 22-25.

The Auckland Darts Masters will feature the top two players from the DPNZ World Series Qualifiers Merit Table, plus one player from the DPA World Series Qualifiers Merit Table, plus four players from the Auckland Darts Masters, with one place to be confirmed.

The events in Melbourne and Brisbane will both feature the top two players from the DPA World Series Qualifiers Merit Table, one player from the DPNZ World Series Qualifiers Merit Table and four qualifiers, with one place to be confirmed.

The World Series of Darts Finals will then see the top eight players from the final World Series of Darts Order of Merit joined by 16 invited players and qualifiers to compete in Vienna.

Tickets for the German Darts Masters are available now through www.eventim.de, while tickets for the North American Championship and U.S. Darts Masters are available via www.axs.com.

Ticket information for other events will be confirmed at www.pdc.tv/tickets in due course.

2018 PDC World Series of Darts

German Darts Masters

May 25, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Competing Players

PDC Representatives: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Mensur Suljovic, Raymond van Barneveld, Jamie Lewis, Dimitri Van den Bergh.

German Representatives: Top two German players from PDC Order of Merit at April 30, plus top five players from German Superleague. One place TBC

Runners Up for Cadby at UK Open

GARY ANDERSON claimed his first Coral UK Open title with an 11-7 win over Australian sensation Corey Cadby in Sunday's final at the Butlin's Minehead Resort.
World number four Anderson scooped the £70,000 top prize and his first televised ranking title for over two years with the success.
Anderson defeated World Champion Rob Cross 10-5 in Sunday afternoon's quarter-finals and then overcame David Pallett 11-7 in the semi-finals, before holding off the former World Youth Champion to claim the title.
After Cadby opened up an early 4-1 lead, Anderson hit back to lead 5-4 with a four-leg burst of his own, before finishing a key 108 to lead 8-6.
Cadby hit back before finishes of 70 and 91 moved Anderson to the brink of a victory which he sealed with a 14-dart leg on double 18.
"It's fantastic for me," said Anderson. "I've come here to win the tournament and managed to do it, and it's great.
"In the last three games I've been lucky - it's been a struggle. Corey is good and I've got a lot of time for him, he's a class act.
"I knew exactly what to expect and he's going to be about for a long, long time. It's getting harder every year with all the youngsters coming through and they'll take it in their stride."
Cadby, who picked up £35,000 as runner-up, continued his superb start to life as a professional since winning a Tour Card in January by reaching his first televised ranking final with Sunday wins over Gerwyn Price and Robert Owen.
The Tasmania-born star will now return to Melbourne ahead of his wedding to fiancee Breana in a fortnight - on his 23rd birthday - and said: "What a year 2018 has been and I'm looking forward to the rest.
"I'm only young, I've got a lot to learn and I'm pretty happy to make the final. I'm not happy to be runner up but I'll take it.
"I gave everything but you've got to hit the doubles at crucial times, you can't afford to miss and Gary came through and won."
More to follow...
2018 Coral UK Open
Sunday March 4
Afternoon Session
Quarter-Finals
David Pallett 10-5 Steve West
Robert Owen 10-3 John Part
Corey Cadby 10-6 Gerwyn Price
Gary Anderson 10-5 Rob Cross
Best of 19 legs
Evening Session
Semi-Finals
Gary Anderson 11-7 David Pallett
Corey Cadby 11-3 Robert Owen
Best of 21 legs
Final
Gary Anderson 11-7 Corey Cadby
Best of 21 legs

QUARTER-FINALS ROUND-UP
GARY ANDERSON moved a step closer to winning his first Coral UK Open title after knocking out World Champion Rob Cross in Sunday's quarter-finals, while Corey Cadby, Robert Owen and David Pallett also progressed in Minehead.
2010 finalist Anderson won the last six legs of the standout quarter-final tie to seal a 10-6 victory against world number three Cross.
The Scot produced three ton-plus checkouts, including a brilliant 130, as he closed in on a first televised ranking title since his second World Championship triumph in 2016.
"I've not been in this position for a while," said Anderson, who will take on Pallett in the first semi-final on Sunday evening.
"I've just kept plugging away and It's going alright so far but it didn't really happen for either myself or Rob. I'm happy I managed to scrape through and I'm looking forward to tonight.
"You often end up playing players that you're not used to in this tournament because of the open draw and I never take anybody for granted. You've got to beat each player in front of you."
Pallett earned his spot in a first televised semi-final by defeating Steve West by ten legs to five to open the final day of the £350,000 event.
The 28-year-old clinched a break of throw in the tenth leg to lead 6-4 and never looked back as he punished his opponent for a string of missed doubles to seal the win.
"It was close in the early stages but I felt the first break would be crucial and that proved to be the case," said Pallett, who currently competes on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour, having failed to regain his Tour Card at the 2018 Qualifying School.
"I quit my job to focus on playing darts full-time at the start of this year so it was blow not to get on the ProTour but this makes the decision worthwhile.
"I've had some good wins over the weekend and I can't wait for the semi-final tonight."
Cadby continued his brilliant start to life as a PDC professional by seeing off 2017 UK Open runner-up Gerwyn Price to reach his first televised ranking semi-final.
The Australian sensation, who won a UK Open Qualifier last month, landed five 180s and averaged just under 100 in a 10-6 success against the Welsh number one.
A clinical 93 finish earned Cadby the first break of throw in the eighth leg to take a 5-3 lead and he later immediately cancelled out a break back from Price to move 8-5 up, before producing a ten-darter to move within a leg of victory.
Price kept his hopes alive by taking out 80 but Cadby finished the job to maintain his unbeaten record in Minehead, having won the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship final at the Butlin's resort in 2016.
"I'm going to win this," said a typically confident Cadby, who will face Owen in the last four.
"I'm strong enough to let my darts do the talking and it showed in that match. I kept my focus on my doubles and I'm pleased with how I played.
"It really doesn't bother me who I play in the semi-final or the final. I'm here to win."
Owen eased past John Part 10-3 to book his place in the last four, ending the fairytale run which saw the three-time World Champion reach the quarter-finals in a televised singles tournament for the first time since 2012.
Welsh ace Owen's dream debut in the £350,000 tournament continued as he averaged 98.94 and fired in six 180s in a comfortable triumph against the Canadian great.
"I'm really pleased with how I played," said Owen. "I probably had one or two more gears, which bodes well for the semi-finals.
"I could only have dreamt of reaching the semis before this weekend but I'm there now and I'll take it in my stride and see if I can go even further."
The final session of the 2018 Coral UK Open will take place on Sunday evening, with the Anderson and Pallett meeting in the first semi-final before Cadby takes on Owen.
The final will then see a new UK Open champion crowned, who will pocket the £70,000 winner's cheque.

SEMI-FINALS ROUND-UP
GARY ANDERSON and Corey Cadby will meet in the final of the Coral UK Open after the pair ended the hopes of first-time televised semi-finalists David Pallet and Robert Owen in Minehead on Sunday.
Anderson reached his second UK Open final after a 11-7 success against 28-year-old Pallett, who does not currently have a professional Tour Card.
The first three legs all went against the throw as Pallett moved 2-1 ahead with a 64 checkout, which he followed up with a 68 finish to move two legs clear.
Pallett held on to the advantage until the tenth leg when 2010 runner-up Anderson took out 80 to level up - a finish he completed again to lead 8-7.
The Scot then checked out 105 as he reeled off the last four legs to move into the decider.
"If David had have played anything like he had for the rest of the weekend, he would have probably beaten me," said Anderson.
"I didn't play my best but I was pleased to get over the line."
Cadby stormed into his maiden televised ranking final with a crushing defeat of Welshman Owen.
Cadby incredibly raced into a 9-0 lead, landing double top to win each of the first four legs and a 111 finish in leg eight after Owen missed the bull for a 164 checkout.
The Welshman finally won a leg as he pinned double top to to take the tenth but Cadby responded with a brilliant 124 finish on the bull.
Owen landed 120 and 61 checkouts to clinch another two legs but Cadby fired in his fifth 180 and pegged double 18 to complete an 11-4 success.
The final will commence at 9.15pm on Sunday evening.

Runners up for Cadby

Michael van Gerwen secured a double win weekend at the Barnsley Metrodome by securing a 6-1 victory over Corey Cadby in the Final of Players Championship Two.

The World Number 1 set the tone early on during the final with an impressive 101 checkout in the second leg to take a 2-0 lead and never looked back.

The Dutchman asserted his dominance over the next two legs to storm in to a 4-0 lead, before the Australian got his only leg on the board with a 32 check out.

Cadby had a few more opportunities at the doubles but failed to convert and saw Van Gerwen march on to a 6-1 win, finishing with a 101.7 average to claim the 102nd PDC title of his career and take home the £10,000 winning cheque.

It sees Van Gerwen continue his imperious form in 2018, securing his fifth tournament win so far this year, however he still believes he can play better after surviving match darts earlier in the day against Luke Woodhouse and being taken to a deciding leg by Ryan Searle.

"I didn't have a good day, I player poorly, but I'm still really glad that I won to take tournament win number 102," said the Dutchman.

When asked about his performance in the Final, he commented: "Everytime I had a chance I took it and I didn't make a lot of mistakes."

"Corey is a very good player. I think he was trying too hard in the Final, but I'm sure he can do some really good things in the future. With his quality, he could easily become a top 10 player. He is a great talent and has a great throw."

Van Gerwen started the day with an impressive 6-1 win over Steve Lennon before going on to defeat Jamie Lewis 6-3.

His toughest tests came in the next two rounds when he was taken to a deciding leg by both Ryan Searle and Luke Woodhouse, surviving numerous match darts against the latter, but ultimately taking both games 6-5.

The World Number 1 was back to his best in the Quarter and Semi Finals with 6-2 victories over Adrian Lewis and Simon Stevenson to reach the final, hitting seven perfect darts in one leg against Lewis.

Cadby claimed some impressive wins on his route to the final, starting with a 6-1 win over Lee Bryant, before sneaking past Jonny Clayton in a 6-5 thriller.

The next two rounds saw wins of 6-3 over Davy van Baelen and 6-1 over Danny Noppert, before coming up against Gary Anderson in the Quarter Finals.

The Australian averaged 103.1 en route to a 6-4 win over the Scotsman, followed by a 6-3 win over Ian White to reach the Final.

Elsewhere, it was an impressive day for Simon Stevenson who reached the Semi Finals after most notably completing a 6-0 whitewash over Grand Prix Champion Daryl Gurney.

It was another disappointing day for World Number 2 Peter Wright who crashed out in the first round, along with Raymond van Barneveld, Dave Chisnall and James Wade.

The Players Championship action will continue live on PDCTV-HD with events three and four on Mar 10-11 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Full results can be found here: Match Centre

Players Championship One
Saturday February 17, Barnsley Metrodome

Last 16

Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Luke Woodhouse

Adrian Lewis 6-4 Richie Burnett

Simon Stevenson 6-2 Kirk Shepherd

Ryan Joyce 6-3 Ricky Evans

Steve West 6-4 Ryan Meikle

Ian White 6-2 Kim Huybrechts

Corey Cadby 6-1 Danny Noppert

Gary Anderson 6-3 Robert Thortnton

Quarter Finals

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Adrian Lewis

Simon Stevenson 6-5 Ryan Joyce

Ian White 6-4 Steve West

Corey Cadby 6-4 Gary Anderson

Semi Finals

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Simon Stevenson

Corey Cadby 6-3 Ian White

Final

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Corey Cadby

Back to Back wins for Bailey

On Sunday another 84 players took part in the third event of the Pro Tour Series. As well as points towards the Alexandra Palace the Sunday tournament results go towards representative honours towards the end of the year. James Bailey went head to head with Steve Macarthur for the second time in two days and the result was the same as he defeated him with the match going to a deciding leg before Bailey won out once more.
With so many players the round robin format was cut throat once more with only two coming off each of the 16 boards. It meant that there was no room for error from the start all the way to the end of the day. The first completed table saw Simon Black (1st) and Dayleo Heta (2nd) qualify through to the round of 32. Young Kiwi superstar Tahuna Irwin and Team Devil’s John Riley made it through. Pat Molloy had a 1001 play off to finish first in his group with Tim Pusey runners up.
Local Jerry Weyman won his group with Liam McClennan bettering some big names to also make it through. Craig Prizeman (1st) and Team Danger’s Matt Leahy (2nd) as well as Justin Thompson (1st) and Ryan Lynch (2nd) made it through their groups. GG Mathers and Rhys Mathewson went through as expected, with GG coming out on top undefeated. Raymond Smith continued his fine form over the weekend by topping his group with Riverina Dart’s Daniel Sim finishing runners up.
Youngster Kalani Hillman demonstrated his talent progressing through a tough group although Mark Colbongen finished in front of him. Kerry Allen and Ray O’Donnell progressed through their group. Shire’s own Dave Marland came through a 1001 play off to qualify in first with Lucas Cameron runners up in an extremely difficult group. Dennis Sario in second behind Zac Bartlett in his group after a three way play off. NSW’s Mike Bonser also won his group with Steve Powell just behind him.
Billy Aitken rolled back the years by winning his group with another veteran in Loz Ryder coming second. Steve Macarthur won the second last group to finish with Dave Hanel also qualifying through there. James Bailey won the final group with Western Australia’s Anton Soc also progressing to the next round.
GG Mathers, Loz Ryder, Steve Macarthur and Mark Colbangen progressed through the round of 32 with early whitewashes over Liam McLennon, Jerry Weyman, Anton Soc and Lucas Cameron respectively. Kerry Allen’s match was a little closer as he moved past Dave Hanel by defeating him four legs to two. Dave Marland defeated Bubba O’Donnell by the same scoreline and John Riley defeated Zac Bartlett 4-1. Ryan Lynch had to go to a deciding leg to overcome Bill Aitken in the last of the earlier games.
In the later games Raymond Smith, Denis Sario, James Bailey and Tahuna Irwin secured four nil wins over Steve Powell, Simon Black, Daniel Sim and Daleo Heta repectively. Justin Thompson bundled out Friday finalist Tim Pusey 4-1. Kalani Hillman won three consecutive legs at the end of his match to defeat Mike Bonser 4-3. Pat Molloy defeated Mat Leahy 4-2 and Rhys Mathewson won the final leg of seven to sneak past Craig Prizeman.
At the round of 16 stage the quality of the tournament shone through again with massive head to head battles at each board. GG Mathers defeated Loz Ryder 6-2 in a match up that had two former World Championship players face off against one another. In another big clash Raymond Smith defeated Australian team mate Justin Thompson 6-3. James Bailey continued his form of Saturday by defeating Rhys Mathewson 6-3 whilst the other finalist, Steve Macarthur, overcame an impressive Dave Marland 6-4. John Riley lost 6-2 to Ryan Lynch. Youngsters Kalani Hillman (6-2 over Pat Molloy) and Tahuna Irwin (6-2 over Dennis Sario) also went through to meet up in the next round. In the final match the deciding leg saw a 104 checkout from Kerry Allen take the last quarter final position.
The quarters were all high quality affairs. Killani Hillman overcame an early break of throw against him to take a lead mid match 5-2. Tahuna Irwin was not about to quit though and came from well behind to take the match into a deciding leg. He still had to break the throw of Hillman though but had first shot at a check out which he was unable to convert. Hillman then left eight on his own throw and Irwin left 4 on his next visit. Hillman then missed his check out and Irwin finally got the job done with the first dart of his next visit. GG Mathers went to an early lead but Ryan Lynch, newly signed to team Maximum, was able to turn the tide and took the match out 6-5. Ray Smith and James Bailey was a tight affair but in the end Bailey broke clear to win 6-3. Steve Macarthur broke Macarthur in the eighth game to go 5-3 up in what was a tight affair but Kerry Allen of Team Tups broke straight back and then held his throw to take the match into a cut throat leg. Macarthur was able to hold out under the pressure and took the match 6-5.
After three legs Steve Macarthur held a break of throw and consolidated with a confident fourth leg on throw. In the fifth leg Macca missed a double for another break and Ryan Lynch takes the leg with his next dart. Macarthur then missed another two chances at tops for the next leg but in this case seemed to go unpunished only for him to spurn another three opportunities. With his opponent unable to get over the line on his next visit Macca finally threw it on his next visit. It was all the momentum needed as he won the last two legs to take the match 6-2, although Lynch had darts at the seventh leg but failed to convert.
In the other semi final both players won their opening throw. James Bailey then moved well ahead in the next leg and tops gave him the break. With a 140 start in the next leg he was then able to consolidate his break by holding his own throw. Irwin then had multiple opportunities in the next leg, even though Bailey had started with yet another 140 but was unable to take them and Bailey was able to collect a second break. In the final leg Bailey finally had a poorer first visit and was punished by Irwin but Bailey was able to put scoring pressure through the middle of the leg and finally checked out 68 to win the leg, and the match 6-1.
The final was a repeat of the final the night before and it was James Bailey who won the throw. Both players started slowly but on his second visit Bailey scored 140 which was then matched by Steve Macarthur. A 137 from Bailey left him on 142 as the General moved from 176 to 131 with a 45 visit. Neither player was able to check out the big number (Macca missing tops) and then the Bull left 20. Macca then did not capitalise as Bailey held his throw with double 5.
A 66 start from Macarthur was punished with a 140 from Bailey. Macca then got a 140 of his own late in the leg and a pair of poorer scores from his opponent gave him the upper hand. Macarthur chased 152 and left 52 for the leg with Bailey well behind (although 140 put some pressure on.) Macca did not convert the required score but neither did Bailey and Macca took full advantage to draw the match level after two legs.
The next leg saw consistent early scoring from both players until a poor third visit from the bull handed the general the opportunity to take advantage, one that he did not really take. 65 left Bailey on 170 as Macarthur could only get 45 and left 141. Again neither player converted the big numbers and failed to do so again on their next visits. Requiring 20 to hold Bailey did so with his first dart at his next visit.
A 43 start from the General gave his opponent another chance to move away early but 60 was not enough from Bailey. A solid 125 gave momentum back to the player with the throw but Bailey almost matched it with a 121. Poor visits from both players over the next two visits left neither near a checkable score until at 188 Macca halved his target. With Bailey on 138 Macarthur took the fourth leg in two darts to once again hold his throw and tie the match up at 2-2.
The first 180 of the match opened up the leg for James Bailey in leg five and he followed it up with a solid hundred. 81 then left him on 140 with Macarthur well behind. He left himself 50 on the next visit but he failed to collect. A 134 left the general on 84 and Bailey could not convert yet again. Macarthur left 24 as Bailey got the fifth leg with a double ten. 3-2 on throw.
A poor start of 28 saw Bailey move a little ahead thanks to his own start of 85. A 140 visit and the Bull moved well ahead against the throw. A 140 from Macarthur and he was back in the match but a 135 from Bailey moved him to needing just 41. With Macca on a bogey score Bailey had six darts and he used all of them but left himself with 5. Now requiring 72 Macca was unable to pounce at his first visit. With double two at his last dart in hand Bailey took the break and led 4-2.
The next leg was critical as Bailey looked to consolidate his hard fought two leg lead and Macarthur aimed to bounce straight back. A 140 start helped the General in his cause but he could only follow it up with a 45. Mid leg and he still had a slight lead, but 100 left Bailey with a 160 big check out opportunity. 125 left Macarthur with amore achievable 110 check out and he had a shot at it as Bailey could only score 80 on his next visit. Macarthur scored the 110 required to break straight back and move the match score to 4-3, still in his opponent’s favour.
An early ton from Macarthur helped his cause in the next leg and although he fell behind slightly he had first shot at a check out score, albeit 170. He failed to convert but requiring 96 Bailey let his opponent in with a chance by leaving 40. 149 was not a score Macarthur could get, leaving 52 but Bailey hit the required double with his first dart on the next visit. 5-3.
Bailey had the throw and was one leg away from the title but there must have been thoughts of his previous attempt to hold throw as Macarthur opened with 140. Both players went through a malaise mid leg and it was the general who finally snapped out of it first as a 116 moved him to 86. His opponent was on 160 as Macarthur left tops to stay in the match. He left himself five after his next visit and got it with his last dart in hand.
With things back on throw Macarthur threw first and started with a solid 100 which was bettered by a 140 from Bailey. A couple of visits later and 100 moved the General to 260 as 58 left Bailey on 256. A 140 under pressure moved Macarthur to 120 as the same moved Bailey to 116. Macarthur then hit the 120 required to put the match into a final deciding leg.
Bailey started with 60, Macarthur 45. Bailey then got 45 of his own and his opponent 41. A 135 seemed to break the leg open for Bailey as Macca collected 60 to move to 355. Bailey moved from 261 to 161 with a century as Macarthur hit a great 140 to move to 215. Bailey missed Bull for the match but Macarthur could only then move to 175. Bailey then missed double two for the match as Macarthur scored 99 to leave 76. Requiring two Bailey hit the double one at his first attempt to win the match 6-5.
After the match Bailey was suitably ecstatic and exhausted all at the same time. “I learnt a lot at Q school this year and have got the passion and desire back. The competition is so strong this year it is an honour to have won again.”
Round of 32
GG Mathers 4 Liam McLennon 0
Jerry Weyman 0 Loz Ryder 4
Zac Bartlett 1 John Riley 4
Bill Aitken 3 Ryan Lynch 4
Kerry Allen 4 Dave Hanel 2
Mark Colbangen 4 Lucas Cameron 0
Steve Macarthur 4 Anton Soc 0
Dave Marland 4 Ray O’Donnell 2
Raymond Smith 4 Steve Powell 0
Justin Thompson 4 Tim Pusey 1
James Bailey 4 Daniel Sim 0
Craig Prizeman 3 Rhys Mathewson 4
Simon Black 0 Dennis Sario 4
Tahuna Irwin 4 Daleo Heta 0
Mike Bonser 3 Kalani Hillman 4
Pat Molloy 4 Matt Leahy 2

Round 16

GG Mathers 6 Loz Ryder 2
John Riley 2 Ryan Lynch 6
Kerry Allen 6 Mark Colbangen 5
Steve Macarthur 6 Dave Marland 4
Raymond Smith 6 Justin Thompson 2
James Bailey 6 Rhys Mathewson 3
Dennis Sario 2 Tahuna Irwin 6
Kalani Hillman 6 Pat Molloy 2

Quarter Finals

GG Mathers 5 Ryan Lynch 6
Kerry Allen 5 Steve Macarthur 6
Raymond Smith 3 James Bailey 6
Tahuna Irwin 6 Kalani Hillman 5

Semi Finals

Ryan Lynch 2 Steve Macarthur 6
James Bailey 6 Tahuna Irwin 1

Final

Steve Macarthur 5 James Bailey 6

Bailey takes out the General

A field of 92 players took the first step towards the PDC World Championships as the second event of the DPA Pro Tour got underway at the Blue Cattle Dog in St Marys on Saturday. With the launch of new teams such as Team ACC Demolishers, Team Devil and Team Danger over the weekend there was plenty of excitement as they went head to head against established teams in Team Rebel and Team Maximum and the multitude of independent players on the circuit. At the end of the day it came down to two Queenslanders, independent James Bailey and Team Rebel’s Steve Macarthur. In the end it was James Bailey who came out victorious on a day that demonstrated the fact that darts in Australia is on the rise in terms of both exposure and depth of talent.

With 16 boards going it was hard to get out of the group stage with only the top two progressing. Tim Pusey (runners up in the previous night’s final) and Ryan Lynch progressed early in the afternoon. Justin Thompson and Dave Charnock qualified from their group whilst Loz Ryder and Kerry Allen progressed through an extremely difficult group. Lucas Cameron missed out after a three way play off moved Ryder and Allen through.
Mark Colbangan and GG Mathers both progressed first from their groups with Marshall Allen and Ian Dargan runners up respectively. Local Jerry Weyman topped his group with Ash Britt runners up whilst another local, Kevin Luland progressed as runners up after a play off in his group with Steve Powell finishing ahead of him. Bill Aitken, on his return to the series after a long layoff, and Adrian McDevitt got through their very difficult section, seeing off the likes of young Kiwi starlet Tahuna Irwin.

Pat Molloy won through in first place as the calibre of that group in a three way play off which included Manny Kato, Mick Lacey and Rhys Mathewson, which saw the latter progress. Big names Raymond Smith and Tic Bridge progressed through their group as expected whilst Ray O’Donnell continued his good form by winning his strong group. A three way play off in that group saw Beau McCann see off Kalani Hillman and Alex Evans. John Riley went through his group undefeated with Andrew Eagers second, having only lost to Riley. Craig Prizeman, Paul Lease, and Steve Macarthur had a three way play off for the top two positions in their group with Macarthur (1st) and Prizeman (2nd) progressing. Scott Johnson (top) and John Watkins progressed through. In the last groups NSW’s Mike Bonser and Team Danger’s Dave Williams and James Bailey and Tyler Fitch made it through to the draw for the round of 32.

The round of 32 saw Pat Molloy beat Kerry Allen 4-1 whilst John Riley clean swept Ash Britt. Loz Ryder set up with a round of 16 clash with Riley by defeating Ash Britt 4-0. Mark Colbangen defeated John Watkins by the same score line whilst James Bailey beat Craig Prizeman in five legs. Rhys Mathewson defeated Justin Thompson in a battle of the titans 4-2. GG Mathers also made it through by defeating Kevin Luland whilst Mike Bonser made it through against Marshall Allen (4 – 3.)

In the later matches of that round Tim Pusey won against Ryan Lynch (4 – 3), Steve Powell defeated Adrian McDevitt (4 – 2), Bill Aitken whitewashed Andrew Eagers, and Ray O’Donnell defeated Eagers team mate Dave Williams 4 – 1. Tyler Fitch took out Jerry Weyman 4-3 whilst Steve Macarthur eliminated Beau McCann 4-0. Scott Johnson continued his good form of the previous night with a tight 4-3 victory and in the final match of the round Raymond Smith beat Ian Dargan 4-0.

The round of 16 saw victories recorded for John Riley (6-1 over Ryder), Mike Bonser (6-3 over Mathewson), Tim Pusey (6-0 over Johnson), GG Mathers (6-4 over Colbangen), Steve Macarthur (6-5 over Smith), Tyler Fitch (6-2 over O’Donnell), James Bailey (6-3 over Molloy), and Steve Powell (6-5 over Aitken) Many of these would be considered upsets on paper but demonstrated the depth of quality player that will be a part of the tour this year.

The quarter finals looked like they would be tight affairs however two proved to be not so. Steve Macarthur defeated Tyler Fitch in his quarter comfortably with his opponent only able to win one leg of seven. Steve Powell overcame Tim Pusey by the same score line. In a closer match John Riley defeated Mike Bonser 6-4, the same score line as James Bailey defeated last year’s Pro Tour winner GG Mathers to set the four semi-finalists in places.

The Bailey v Riley semi-final looked one sided with a 6-0 score line but Riley had some chances throughout the match. With Bailey 3-0 up the Tasmanian missed tops for the leg that could have got him back into the match. With Riley on 73 in the fifth leg he could not convert over two visits and his opponent pounced once more. Even in the final leg Riley was on 68 and just missed a double for a check out only to watch as Bailey converted 60 with his next two darts to secure his position in the final.

The other semi-final saw Steve Macarthur move comfortably into a 5-1 lead. Some of the legs had been close but Macarthur had prevailed in all but one as he lined up to complete the match 6-1. However Steve Powell had other ideas and took out the next leg comfortably. With Macca on 56 Powell was able to check out 76 on his next visit and he threw his opponent under even more pressure when Macarthur missed tops for the match and Powell converted 68. He still needed to break against Macarthur’s throw though and the Team Rebel man moved to 82 to put pressure on his opponent. However Powell was good enough to get the 86 required on his next visit and lock the match up.

The final leg looked Powell’s throughout the leg as he moved to a comfortable lead. However he struggled to convert the 48 required and with both players throwing nervous darts at the end it was finally Macarthur who held his nerve enough to secure the leg and the match and move into the final against James Bailey.

So after a day filled with youngsters trying to upset the established stars it was two veterans that squared off in the second Pro Tour final of the year. James Bailey won the all-important bull for the first throw and he started strongly with a 140 followed up by 81. A 26 start from Macca was followed up with a more respectable 100 and the two moved closer together after visits of 81 and 140 respectively. Bailey got to the first conversion of the night but looking for 119 he had to leave 60. With Macarthur on 183 (he then moved to 142) Bailey missed two fat numbers and had to leave tops. Chasing the 142 Macarthur converted for a brilliant early steal.

In the second leg Macca had to consolidate but could only open with 60 but was left relatively unpunished by his opponent. The next time he was not so lucky as Bailey collected 120. With Bailey on 119 once more Macarthur moved from 185 to 145. Bailey could only collect 42 as Macarthur was unsuccessful at checking out the big number this time. Chasing 77 Bailey hit 19, 18 and 20 and once again Macca pounced in a leg he had been behind in.

Bailey started with consistent 100s in the third leg A 140 from Macarthur improved his lot a little to 260 but Bailey was on 178. Another 140 left Macca able to pounce and thus Bailey tried to check out 138, scoring 92. Macarthur once more hit the big check out (120) to take a second break and a three nil lead.

With memories of the comeback of Steve Powell in his semi-final still raw Macarthur would have known he needed to keep his foot down with the throw on the next leg, however Bailey moved 41 ahead after two visits each. Bailey could only leave 180 though and it left Macarthur with a shot at 160, which he failed to convert. 40 was required by James and he did so with his second dart to get a break back and finally collect a leg.
The next leg saw James Bailey open with a maximum as the momentum swung his way. He followed up with a 140 to leave 181. A 140 of his own put Macarthur on 261 in response. A poorer visit of 43 gave Macca an outside chance but he could only score 60 so Bailey stepped up at 138. Bailey did the professional thing and left tops with Macarthur not on a finish which he got with his next dart.

Macarthur tried to slow the momentum with a 100 opening in the next leg but this was matched by his opponent. A 60 visit was then left unpunished by Bailey (45). A 100 left Bailey slight ahead and with Macarthur on 181 Bailey tried to take full advantage but could only move from 256 to 175. Macarthur moved to 125 as Bailey moved to 80. 49 from Macarthur was not enough but neither was 40 from his opponent. Macarthur missed tops for the leg and a double ten with his last dart in hand put Bailey back on level terms at 3-3.

Bailey opened the next leg with an 80 (including an unfortunate bounce out.) Macca put the pressure on immediately with 140 which was then trounced by a 180 from Bailey. 41 left Macarthur on 320 whilst 85 left Bailey on a target of 156. With Macarthur well behind in the leg Bailey secured 85 to move to 71. A 140 from Macarthur put a little pressure on (80) but Bailey was able to overcome that and secured the leg to move to his first lead of the match.

With Macarthur now behind he opened with a confident 140. A 123 from Bailey later in the leg put him back in the leg but the Team Rebel man responded with a 125. On his own throw Macarthur moved to 131 as Bailey left the big fish, 170. Macarthur missed tops for the leg but Bailey could not get his second dart in the treble twenty. Macarthur converted to move the score to 4-4 in legs.
A 60 start from his opponent gave Macarthur a chance to punish early in the leg and he took it with a 125 visit first up. However a second poorer visit saw him fall back into the grasp of James Bailey. With Macarthur enjoying a slight lead Bailey only scored 60 and a 140 from Macca moved him to 123. With Bailey on 136 Macarthur missed the bull for the leg. With 96 from Bailey Macarthur took the chance to break for a third time and regain the lead at 5-4.

A leg away Macarthur showed no nerves by opening with a 140. However James Bailey showed he would not be rolling over and opened with the same score. Both players then exchanged the same score on their next visit before another 140 moved Macarthur to 161. Again it was replicated by Bailey. Macca scored 92 with his shot at the score as a 137 from Bailey certainly piled the pressure on. Macarthur missed tops for the match and Bailey took the leg on his next visit to get his third break of the match and tie it back up after ten legs.

Bailey opened up on his own throw with 45 but his opponent was unable to really punish it by scoring 62. 87 from Bailey moved him to 369 as Macarthur scored 83 to move to 356. 13 behind and Bailey could only collect 81 as his opponent scored the maximum 180 on his next visit to the oche. Bailey responded with exactly the same to leave 108. Macarthur moved from 176 to 76 with a century. James Bailey then secured the 105 for the victory, scoring a three figure finish of his own, as Macarthur had down so often earlier in the match.

Round of 32
Loz Ryder 4 Tic Bridge 3
John Riley 4 Ash Britt 0
Mike Bonser 4 Marshall Allen 3
Rhys Mathewson 4 Justin Thompson 2
Pat Molloy 4 Kerry Allen 1
James Bailey 4 Craig Prizeman 1
GG Mathers 4 Kevin Luland 2
Mat Colbangen 4 John Watkins 0
Tim Pusey 4 Ryan Lynch 3
Scott Johnson 4 Dave Charnock 3
Steve Powell 4 Adrian McDevitt 2
Bill Aitken 4 Andrew Eagers 0
Raymond Smith 4 Ian Dargan 0
Steve Macarthur 4 Beau McCann 0
Jerry Weyman 3 Tyler Fitch 4
Ray O’Donnell 4 Dave Williams 1

Round of 16
John Riley 6 Loz Ryder 1
Mike Bonser 6 Rhys Mathewson 3
James Bailey 6 Pat Molloy 3
GG Mathers 6 Mat Colbangen 4
Tim Pusey 6 Scott Johnson 0
Steve Powell 6 Bill Aitken 5
Steve Macarthur 6 Raymond Smith 5
Tyler Fitch 6 Ray O’Donnell 2

Quarter Finals
John Riley 6 Mike Bonser 4
James Bailey 6 GG Mathers 4
Steve Powell 6 Tim Pusey 1
Steve Macarthur 6 Tyler Fitch 1

Semi Finals
James Bailey 6 John Riley 0
Steve Macarthur 6 Steve Powell 5

Final
James Bailey 6 Steve Macarthur 5

DAY 2 DPA Pro Tour New South Wales

Day 2 of the DPA pro Tour will commence shortly at the Blue Cattle Dog Hotel , New South Wales
Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest News and Events

92 Players trying their luck in the Round Robin to Knockout

Top 2 off the sheet progresses to the Knockout

Board 1
Ray O’Donnell
Dennis Sario
Alex Evans
Beau Mccann
Kalani Hillman
Stuart Jackson

Board 2
Andrew Eagers
John Riley
Nathan Reed
Chris Donaghy
Gordon Ling
Clayton Collins

Board 3
Marshall Allen
Daniel Sim
Paul Hill
Bruce Stone
Tremaine Gallagher
Mark Colbongan

Board 4
Peter Primmer
Daniel Wilkinson
Neil McCreadie
Raymond Smith
Liv Hogg
Tic Bridge

Board 5
Ash Britt
Zinzan Culshaw
Graeme Parker
Robert Puckeridge
Jerry Weyman
Ron Robinson

Board 6
Ian Dargan
Jeff Lewis
Michael Mihok
Dean McGladdery
Mitchell Turner
Gordon Glen Mathers

Board 8
Nathan Walsh
Scott Johnson
John Watkins
Darren Oliver
Darren Wolter Gumley
Zac Bartlett

Board 9
Justin Thompson
Dave Charnock
Liam Mclennon
Simon Farrell
Cody Dewey

Board 10
Kerry Allen
Paul Emmerton
Matt Leahy
Loz Ryder
Lucas Cameron

Board 11
Matt O’Neil
Tahuna Irwin
Bill Aitken
Adrian McDevitt
Francis Khayad

Board 12
Pat Molloy
Manny Kato
Rod Withers
Mick Lacey
Daniel Copus
Rhys Mathewson

Board 13
Jon Pearson
Leigh Giblin
Jake Howie
Kevin Luland
Steve Powell
Simon Black

Board 14
Mike Bonser
Kim Anderson
Troy Rimamdo
Dave Williams
John Bunyard
Mark Taafe

Board 15
James Bailey
Peter Hinkley
Anton Soc
Graeme Lowe
Tyler Fitch
Paul Neighbour

Board 16
Craig Prizeman
Dave Henricks
Steve Macarthur
Jamie Budd
Paul Lease
Dave Hanel

Board 17
Ryan Lynch
Tim Pusey
Wayne Blair
Brendan Porter
Alex Carling

Players in Attendance – 89
Bruce Stone
Alex Evans
Raymond O’Donnell
Daniel Copus
Mitchell Turner
Craig Prizeman
Clayton Collins
Tremaine Gallagher
Graeme Lowe
Jeff Lewis
Mark Taafe
John Bunyard
Mike Bonser
Ron Robinson
Paul Lease
John Riley
Chris Donaghy
Paul Emmerton
John Watkins
Daniel Wilkinson
Peter Primmer
Simon Farrell
Darren Wolter Gumley
Ash Britt
Steve Powell
Kalani Hillman
Simon Black
Jamie Budd
Mick Lacey
Jake Howie
Kerry Allen
Marshall Allen
Michael Mihok
Rod Withers
Wayne Blair
Gordon Ling
Nathan Walsh
Nathan Reed
Manny Kato
Adrian McDevitt
Paul Hill
Tahuna Irwin
Andrew Eagers
Ryan Lynch
Ian Dargan
Jon Pearson
Scott Johnson
Leigh Giblin
Dave Williams
Lucas Cameron
Matt Leahy
Zinzan Culshaw
Rhys Mathewson
Tic Bridge
Matt O’Neil
James Bailey
Cody Dewey
Justin Thompson
Gordon Glen Mathers
Troy Rimando
Lavinia Hogg
Stuart Jackson
Mark Colbongan
Raymond Smith
Daniel Sim
Kim Anderson
Beau Mccann
Bill Aitken
Dean McGalddery
Dave Henricks
Alex Carling
Francis Khayad
Pat Molloy
Dave Charnock
Loz Ryder
Tim Pusey
Peter Hinkley
Steve MacArthur
LiamMclennon
Brendan Porter
Darren Oliver
Jerry Weyman
Kevin Luland
Tyler Fitch
Neil McCreadie
Robert Puckeridge
Anton Soc
Graeme Parker
Dennis Sario

DPA PRO TOUR 1. Smith takes title

A record Friday field of 84 played the ALH Blue Cattle Dog Harrows World Series of Darts Qualifier 1. With a spot in the PDC limelight on offer through the whole series there was plenty of competitive matches Raymond Smith came out on top eventually, having defeated Tim Pusey 6-4 in the final.
Earlier in the night at the round of 32 stage Tahuna Irwin continued his good form in the Prodarts series with a 6-4 win over Mike Bonser. Loz Ryder showed that he still has it by comfortably getting past Dave Chrenock six nil. It was the same scoreline for Mick Lacey, who has recently returned from NZ and is playing the DPA circuit full time this year, over Jake Howie. The Shire’s Dave Marland defeated John Riley 6-2 whilst Perth’s Tim Pusey defeated local Kevin Luland 6-2. Brendan Porter defeated Brisbane Pro Darts Series representative Lewis Kirk 6 - 5 as another player from that event, Raymond Smith defeated Dennis Sario 6-0. Raymond O’Donnell continued to make waves at the oche as he defeated Alan Hunter 6-0. Youngster Tremaine Gallagher defeated Dave Hanel 6-4 whilst top four players from last season, GG Mathers, Rhys Mathewson and Lucas Cameron, all won through (over Graeme Lowe 6 – 5, Matthew Leahy 6 – 2 and Mark Colbongan 6 – 5 respectively.) Justin Thompson, back from his efforts at Lakeside, defeated Ryan Lynch 6-2, whilst Annan McDevitt closed that quarter of the draw with a 6-3 win over Steve Powell. Another highlight match of this round saw James Bailey, back from trying his hand at Q school in England, beat Mark Taafe 6 – 4. Scott Johnson defeated Paul Hill 6-3 in the other match for this round.
In the round of 16 two of the four players who had won 6-0 lost out, as both Loz Ryder and Mick Lacey were tumbled out, by Tahuna Irwin and Scott Johnson respectively. The closest match of the round saw Dave Marland get edged out by young WA superstar Tim Pusey 6-5. There were more comprehensive wins for Raymond Smith and Justin Thompson (both 6-1 over Brendan Porter and Annan McDevitt respectively.) James Bailey won 6-2 over Raymond O’Donnell in one of the big match ups of the round. Tremaine Gallagher continued his momentum with a ferociously fought win over Rhys Mathewson 6-4. The big clash of the round saw GG Mathers take out Lucas Cameron 6-3.
The quarters demonstrated the quality of the field with a field of exciting youth and experienced players left. Tim Pusey represented the young brigade by defeating fellow youngster Tremaine Gallagher 6-0 whilst Scott Johnson slowed the walk of the youngsters through the tournament by defeating Tahuna Irwin 6-4. Justin Thompson defeated GG Mathers 6-4 and Raymond Smith beat James Bailey 6-3 in two big head to heads. Pusey then got revenge for the youngsters as he laid Scott Johnson low 6-2 in the first semi final. In the second semi final Raymond Smith defeated another Australian team mate (as he had in the previous round) this time in Justin Thompson, 6 – 3.
The final was therefore set between Raymond Smith and Tim Pusey.
A 140 start from Smith was not matched by his opponent as Smith hit another 100 on his second visit. He then improved on it on his next visit with 118. With 142 needed Smith threw 60 to leave 82 which he collected on his next visit.
Having held throw Smith opened up with a maximum in the next leg and it was he who first chased a check out, of 115. He only got 43 and his opponent chased 65 which he collected in two darts.
A poorer opening visit from Smith was punished by Pusey with a 140 start in leg three but it was Smith who had first go at a check out. Requiring 78, Smith got the leg with last dart in hand.
A 60 opening from Pusey was then punished by Smith in the next leg with a century opening visit. Neither player could make the most of their next visit but a 134 from Pusey then put him in the box seat although his next visit of 28 threw the leg wide open once more. Pusey had 108 for a check out but missed the double for the leg. Smith then missed a double for a check out of his own but Pusey gave him a shot at ten, which he took, after the WA player left five chasing 20. Smith was now up a break and leading 3-1.
With a break in his pocket Smith opened up with 98 only to be out thrown by Pusey with 140. A consistent 100 at his next visit was bettered by a 139 from his opponent. 140 from Smith kept the pressure on but Pusey matched it exactly on his next visit. Requiring 82 Pusey only scored 62. With 98 needed Smith scored 74. This time requiring twenty Pusey did it with his second dart to immediately grab the break back. 3-2
A 41 start was corrected with a 140 on Pusey’s next visit. His opponent continued to be more consistent on his visits. A maximum put Pusey well ahead and requiring 114 on his next visit he left 14 which he was able to get with his last dart in hand. 3-3
The next leg needed Smith to stop the momentum of his opponent and he got to a check out first, requiring 160. He left 60 but was unable to get it on his next visit. His opponent needed the same and did it with his second dart to go a break up at 4-3.
Trying to tie things up Pusey opened with a poor 40 but Smith could not make the most of it, scoring 85 of his own. A visit of 26 second time around was again not punished by his opponent. A 60 visit from Pusey was followed up by 100 from his opponent. Pusey could not convert 116 but was well enough in front to chase the 56 next visit, which he did with two darts. 4-4
The match was back on throw and Smith opened with 97 and then 100. Another 140 helped Smith take a good lead. Smith collected 24 for the leg. 5-4
On throw Pusey required 89 for the next leg but only collected 39. Smith then required 100 for the leg himself and secured it for a 6-4 win.
Smith was ecstatic with the win “It is great to secure the first event of the season. Tim is a quality opponent and challenged me through the middle but I was pleased to be able to turn the match around back in my favour. It came as a great relief to throw that final 100.”

Tahuna Irwin 6-4 Mike Bonser
Loz Ryder 6-0 Dave Chernock
Dave Marland 6 – 2 John Riley
Tim Pusey 6 – 2 Kevin Luland
Scott Johnson 6-3 Paul Hill
Mick Lacey 6-0 Jake Howie
Brendan Porter 6-5 Lewis Kirk
Ray Smith 6-0 Dennis Sario
Tremaine Gallagher 6-4 Dave Hanel
Rhys Mathewson 6-2 Matthew Leahy
Lucas Cameron 6 – 5 Mark Colbongan
GG Mathers 6 – 5 Graeme Lowe
Justin Thompson 6-2 Ryan Lynch
Annan McDevitt 6-3 Steve Powell
James Bailey 6 – 4 Mark Taafe
Raymond O’Donnell 6 – 0 Alan Hunter

Tahuna Irwin 6 -3 Loz Ryder
Tim Pusey 6 - 5 Dave Marland
Scott Johnson 6 – 5 Mick Lacey
Raymond Smith 6 - 1 Brendan Porter
Tremaine Gallagher 6 - 4 Rhys Mathewson
GG Mathers 6 - 3 Lucas Cameron
Justin Thompson 6 – 1 Annan McDevitt
James Bailey 6 – 2 Ray O’Donnell

Tim Pusey 6-0 Tremaine Gallagher
Scott Johnson 6-4 Tahuna Irwin
Justin Thompson 6 – 4 GG Mathers
Raymond Smith 6 – 3 James Bailey

Tim Pusey 6 -2 Scott Johnson
Raymond Smith 6 – 3 Justin Thompson

Raymond Smith 6 – 4 Tim Pusey

2018 Pro Tour Commences

The 2018 Pro Tour kicks of today at the Blue Cattle Dog Hotel in Sydney NSW
Stay tuned throughout the weekend here for all the up to date draws and results

Final
Tim Pusey v Raymond Smith

Final 4
Tim Pusey 6-2 Scott Johnson
Justin Thompson 3-6 Raymond Smith

Final 8
Tremaine Gallagher 0-6 Tim Pusey
Scott Johnson 6-4 Tahuna Irwin
Justin Thompson 6-4 Gordon Glen Mathers
Raymond Smith 6-3 James Bailey

Final 16
Tremaine Gallagher 6-4 Rhys Mathewson
Dave Marland 5-6 Tim Pusey
Mick Lacey 5-6 Scott Johnson
Tahuna Irwin 6-3 Loz Ryder
Justin Thompson 6-1 Adrian McDevitt
Lucas Cameron 3-6 Gordon Glen Mathers
Brendan Porter 1-6 Raymond Smith
James Bailey 6-2 Raymond O’Donnell

Final 32
Dave Hanel 4-6 Tremaine Gallagher
Rhys Mathewson 6-2 Matt Leahy
Dave Marland 6-2 John Riley
Tim Pusey 6-2 Kevin Luland
Mick Lacey 6-0 Jake Howie
Scott Johnson 6-3 Paul Hill
Tahuna Irwin 6-4 Mike Bonser
Loz Ryder 6- Dave Charnock
Justin Thompson 6-2 Ryan Lynch
Adrian McDevitt 6-3 Steve Powell
Lucas Cameron 6-5 Mark Colbongen
Gordon Glen Mathers 6-5 Graeme Lowe
Brendan Porter 6-5 Lewis Kirk
Dennis Sario 0-6 Raymond Smith

Final 64
Alex Evans 4-6 Dave Hanel
Paul Lease 3-6 Tremaine Gallagher
Paul Neighbour 1-6 Rhys Mathewson
Matt Leahy 6-2 Simon Farrell
Peter Primmer 0-6 Dave Marland
John Riley 6-1 Manny Kato
Tim Pusey 6-4 Craig Prizeman
Kevin Luland 6-5 Pat Molloy
Josephine Nobbs 1-6 Mick Lacey
Jake Howie 6-1 Jeff Lewis
Daniel Copus 1-6 Scott Johnson
Darren Wolter Gumley 4-6 Paul Hill
Nick Chapman 0-6 Tahuna Irwin
Zinzan Culshaw 3-6 Mike Bonser
Chris Donaghy 0-6 Loz Ryder
Dave Chernock 6-0 Con Genares
Justin Thompson 6-3 Kalani Hillman
Ryan Lynch 6-0 Zac Bartlett
Adrian McDevitt 6-0 Col Champan
Steve Powell 6-2 Robert Puckeridge
Neil McCreadie 0-6 Lucas Cameron
Bill Aitken 1-6 Mark Colbongen
Gordon Glen Mathers 6-4 Liam Mclennon
Graeme Lowe 6-4 Troy Rimandan
Dave Williams 3-6 Brendan Porter
Cody Dewey 5-6 Lewis Kirk
Dennis Sario 6-2 Matt Clarke
Raymond Smith 6-5 Steve MacArthur

84
BYE v Alex Evans
Dave Hanel v BYE
Paul Lease v BYE
Mitchell Turner v Tremaine Gallagher
BYE v Paul Neighbour
Rhys Mathewson v Tyler Fitch
BYE v Matt Leahy
Simon Farrell v BYE
BYE v Peter Primmer
Dave Marland v BYE
John Riley v BYE
Manny Kato v Clayton Collins
BYE v Tim Pusey
Ian Dargan v Craig Prizeman
BYE v Kevin Luland
Pat Molloy v BYE
BYE v Josephine Nobbs
Mick Lacey v BYE
Jake Howie v BYE
Darren Oliver v Jeff Lewis
BYE v Daniel Copus
Kim Anderson v Scott Johnson
BYE v Darren Wolter Gumley
Paul Hill v BYE
BYE v Nick Chapman
Tahuna Irwin v BYE
Zinzan Culshaw v BYE
Simon Black 3-6 Mike Bonser
BYE v Chris Donaghy
John Bunyard 2-6 Loz Ryder
BYE v Dave Charnock
Con Genares v BYE
Justin Thompson v BYE
Matthew O’Neil v Kalani Hillman
BYE v Ryan Lynch
Anton Soc v Zac Bartlett
BYE v Adrian McDevitt
Col Chapman v BYE
Daniel Sim v Steve Powell
BYE v Robert Puckeridge
Neil McCreadie v BYE
Leigh Giblin v Lucas Camerson
BYE v Bill Aitken
Mark Colbongen v Jerry Weyman
BYE v Gordon Glen Mathers
Liam Mclennon v BYE
Beau Mccann v Greame Lowe
BYE v Troy Rimando
Dave Williams v BYE
Brendan Porter v Jon Pearson
BYE v Cody Dewey
Lewis Kirk v Dean McGladdery
BYE v Dennis Sario
Matt Clarke v BYE
Raymond Smith v Ash Britt
BYE v Steve MacArthur
Andrew Eagers v BYE
Graeme Parker v Mark Taafe
BYE v James Bailey
Dave Henricks v Tic Bridge
BYE v John Watkins
Alan Hunter v BYE
Raymond O’Donnell v Lenny Bateup
BYE v Paul Emmerton

Players in Attendance – 84
Craig Prizeman
Beau Mccann
Paul Emerton
Tyler Fitch
Con Genares
Neil McCreadie
Mike Bonser
Simon Farrell
Daniel Copus
Anton Soc
Bill Aitken
Manny Kato
Codey Dewey
Ryan Lynch
Dean McGladdery
Lucas Cameron
Zac Bartlett
Daniel Sim
Tic Bridge
Pat Molloy
Kim Anderson
David Hanel
Matthew Clarke
Mark Taafe
Brendan Porter
Darren Wolter Gumley
Jeff Lewis
Dannis Sario
Steve MacArthur
Rhys Mathewson
Greame Lowe
Alex Evans
Clayton Collins
Mitchell Turner
Chris Donaghy
John Watkins
Josephine Nobbs
John Riley
Alan Hunter
Graeme Parker
Darren Oliver
Jon Pearson
Matthew O’Neil
Tahuna Irwin
Liam McLennon
Scott Johnson
Jake Howie
Leigh Giblin
Raymond Smith
Loz Ryder
Kalani Hillman
Tim Pusey
Adrian McDevitt
Dave Charnock
Mick Lacey
Robert Puckeridge
Justin Thompson
Col Champam
Lewis Kirk
David Marland
Dave Henricks
John Bunyard
Kevin Luland
Jerry Weyman
Peter Primmer
Lenny Bateup
Nicholas Chapman
Paul Hill
Paul Neighbour
Andrew Eagers
David Williams
Matthew Leahy
Tremaine Gallagher
Zinzan Culshaw
Simon Black
Ian Dargan
Troy Rimando
Ash Britt
Steve Powell
James Bailey
Raymond Smith
Mark Colbongan
Paul Lease
Gordon Glen Mathers

2018 Pro Tour Commences

The 2018 Pro Tour kicks of today at the Blue Cattle Dog Hotel in Sydney NSW
Stay tuned throughout the weekend here for all the up to date draws and results

BYE v Alex Evans
Dave Hanel v BYE
Paul Lease v BYE
Mitchell Turner v Tremaine Gallagher
BYE v Paul Neighbour
Rhys Mathewson v Tyler Fitch
BYE v Matt Leahy
Simon Farrell v BYE

BYE v Peter Primmer
Dave Marland v BYE
John Riley v BYE
Manny Kato v Clayton Collins
BYE v Tim Pusey
Ian Dargan v Craig Prizeman
BYE v Kevin Luland
Pat Molloy v BYE

BYE v Josephine Nobbs
Mick Lacey v BYE
Jake Howie v BYE
Darren Oliver v Jeff Lewis
BYE v Daniel Copus
Kim Anderson v Scott Johnson
BYE v Darren Wolter Gumley
Paul Hill v BYE

BYE v Nick Chapman
Tahuna Irwin v BYE
Zinzan Culshaw v BYE
Simon Black v Mike Bonser
BYE v Chris Donaghy
John Bunyard v Loz Ryder
BYE v Dave Charnock
Con Genares v BYE

Justin Thompson v BYE
Matthew O’Neil v Kalani Hillman
BYE v Ryan Lynch
Anton Soc v Zac Bartlett
BYE v Adrian McDevitt
Col Chapman v BYE
Daniel Sim v Steve Powell
BYE v Robert Puckeridge

Neil McCreadie v BYE
Leigh Giblin v Lucas Camerson
BYE v Bill Aitken
Mark Colbongen v Jerry Weyman
BYE v Gordon Glen Mathers
Liam Mclennon v BYE
Beau Mccann v Greame Lowe
BYE v Troy Rimando

Dave Williams v BYE
Brendan Porter v Jon Pearson
BYE v Cody Dewey
Lewis Kirk v Dean McGladdery
BYE v Dennis Sario
Matt Clarke v BYE
Raymond Smith v Ash Britt
BYE v Steve MacArthur

Andrew Eagers v BYE
Graeme Parker v Mark Taafe
BYE v James Bailey
Dave Henricks v Tic Bridge
BYE v John Watkins
Alan Hunter v BYE
Raymond O’Donnell v Lenny Bateup
BYE v Paul Emmerton

Players in Attendance – 84
Craig Prizeman
Beau Mccann
Paul Emerton
Tyler Fitch
Con Genares
Neil McCreadie
Mike Bonser
Simon Farrell
Daniel Copus
Anton Soc
Bill Aitken
Manny Kato
Codey Dewey
Ryan Lynch
Dean McGladdery
Lucas Cameron
Zac Bartlett
Daniel Sim
Tic Bridge
Pat Molloy
Kim Anderson
David Hanel
Matthew Clarke
Mark Taafe
Brendan Porter
Darren Wolter Gumley
Jeff Lewis
Dannis Sario
Steve MacArthur
Rhys Mathewson
Greame Lowe
Alex Evans
Clayton Collins
Mitchell Turner
Chris Donaghy
John Watkins
Josephine Nobbs
John Riley
Alan Hunter
Graeme Parker
Darren Oliver
Jon Pearson
Matthew O’Neil
Tahuna Irwin
Liam McLennon
Scott Johnson
Jake Howie
Leigh Giblin
Raymond Smith
Loz Ryder
Kalani Hillman
Tim Pusey
Adrian McDevitt
Dave Charnock
Mick Lacey
Robert Puckeridge
Justin Thompson
Col Champam
Lewis Kirk
David Marland
Dave Henricks
John Bunyard
Kevin Luland
Jerry Weyman
Peter Primmer
Lenny Bateup
Nicholas Chapman
Paul Hill
Paul Neighbour
Andrew Eagers
David Williams
Matthew Leahy
Tremaine Gallagher
Zinzan Culshaw
Simon Black
Ian Dargan
Troy Rimando
Ash Britt
Steve Powell
James Bailey
Raymond Smith
Mark Colbongan
Paul Lease
Gordon Glen Mathers

King Cadby Conquers Wigan

COREY CADBY won his first senior PDC title with a brilliant comeback as he defeated Rob Cross in the final of Saturday's Coral UK Open Qualifier Five in Wigan.
The Australian burst onto the scene by winning the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship title in 2016, and has also tasted victory on the Development Tour circuit before he moved to the UK last month and won a Tour Card.
Competing in only his fifth PDC ProTour event since Qualifying School, Cadby went all the way to claim the £10,000 top prize as he secured his Coral UK Open debut in Minehead next month.
Cadby's performance in the final was one to savour as he soaked up some outstanding darts from World Champion Cross before reeling off five straight legs for victory.
Cross broke by taking out 88 in the opening leg, doubles his lead and added an 11-darter as he opened up a 4-1 cushion over the youngster.
Cadby, though, replied with an 11-darter in leg six and then took out double ten before a stunning 161 checkout saw him draw level at four-all, after Cross missed the bull to complete a 125 combination.
Double ten gave Cadby a fourth straight leg as he hit the front at 5-4, before he opened leg ten with a 180 and took out 134 to complete a fine performance.
Cadby had begun his day with a whitewash of three-time World Champion John Part, before surviving missed match darts against Benito van de Pas.
He then enjoyed 6-3 wins over Jason Lowe - a semi-finalist on Friday - and Darren Johnson before enjoying a 6-2 win over fellow Australian Simon Whitlock in the last 16.
A 6-4 win over Premier League star Michael Smith moved Cadby into the semi-finals, where he swept past Kim Huybrechts with a 6-1 win before claiming the title against Cross with an average of almost 109.
"Last week I didn't really perform as well as I know I should, but today I played really well," said Cadby.
"I was 5-1 down against Benito and managed to come back and win 6-5 so I was pretty rapt with that win, and it was onwards and upwards from there.
"I shouldn't have won that, and from the next games onwards I was a free man and I just played my own game. I know what I'm capable of and it's just whether you put the darts in the board and perform."
Cadby has moved from Melbourne to be based in the UK this year as he bids to emulate Cross, who capped his remarkable debut year on the circuit by becoming World Champion.
"Everyone wants to be World Champion and Rob doing what he did last year goes to show that if you win your Tour Card, anyone has a chance," added the 22-year-old.
"He's done it and I'm looking to do it as well, but you've got to let your darts do the talking."
Cross was outstanding as he continued his revival, following up Friday's semi-final appearance by reaching the final 24 hours later - only to be denied his fifth PDC ProTour win.
He opened the day with a 118 average as he overcame Jan Dekker 6-2, and he then battled past Nicholas Bell, Stefan Nilles, Chris Dobey and Steve West to reach the semi-finals.
Cross then hit back from 4-3 down to claim a 6-4 victory over world number two Peter Wright in a high-quality last four clash, sealing his spot in the decider with a sublime 156 checkout.
Reigning UK Open champion Wright reached the semi-finals for the third time in five UK Open Qualifiers as he continued his strong form, defeating Michael Barnard, Simon Stevenson, Ian White, Justin Pipe and Jelle Klaasen.
Belgian ace Huybrechts enjoyed his best finish of 2018 so far as he overcame John Goldie, Boris Koltsov, Jamie Lewis, Mervyn King and Vincent Kamphuis.
Qualifier Three winner Smith went out in the last eight in his bid to add another ProTour title, and he was joined in the quarter-finals by West, Kamphuis and Klaasen.
The final Coral UK Open Qualifier will be held on Sunday, after which the leading 96 players from the UK Open Order of Merit will progress to compete in the Coral UK Open TV Finals at the Butlin's Minehead Resort from March 2-4.
Coral UK Open Qualifier Six will be streamed live online in PDCTV-HD at www.pdc.tv, with two boards being streamed simultaneously for subscribers worldwide.
See full results in the Match Centre.
Coral UK Open Qualifier Five
Saturday February 10, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
Last 16
Corey Cadby 6-2 Simon Whitlock
Michael Smith 6-0 John Henderson
Vincent Kamphuis 6-2 Martin Schindler
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Mervyn King
Jelle Klaasen 6-3 David Evans
Peter Wright 6-1 Justin Pipe
Rob Cross 6-3 Chris Dobey
Steve West 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Quarter-Finals
Corey Cadby 6-4 Michael Smith
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Vincent Kamphuis
Peter Wright 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Rob Cross 6-4 Steve West
Semi-Finals
Corey Cadby 6-1 Kim Huybrechts
Rob Cross 6-4 Peter Wright
Final
Corey Cadby 6-4 Rob Cross

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