The German Darts Championship is scheduled to take place at the end of this weekend in Hildesheim. This event will mark the return of European Tour which has been put off for a long time.

However, there have been two players who did not decide to make their returns to this special European Tour. They chose to withdraw from the event at the very last minutes.

Niels Zonneveld and Simon Stevenson are two darts players who have been fully qualified to take part in the champion. However, they made the final decision not to take part in this special occasion because of some personal reasons.

Zonneveld revealed that the reason for him to withdraw from the champion was that he had to take part in the Development Tour instead of playing for Barnsley Metrodome this weekend.

Meanwhile, Simon Stevenson is standing in the fifth position with the top two in the Order of Merit wiht a Tour Card and a World Championship invite. Therefore it is not a good choice for him to shift his focus from this one to another championship.

Meanwhile, European Darts Grand Prix and International Darts Open has been set up to take place in October in the traditional way in front of many fans.

After a successful return to action in front of crowds in Austria over the weekend, the PDC has confirmed that two more European Tour events in Germany with the attention of spectators have been under preparation tto satisfy darts lovers.

After 3 nights of competing among darts lovers in Salzburg, Gerwyn Price was the one to be crowned the World Series of Darts Finals champion for the first time. However, everyone is looking forward to the come back of three consecutive nights.

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After a long period of Milton Keynes dates, Premier League darts make a return after five months and a week

The final results of the Premier League will be defined after six nights of darts at the Marshall Arena.

The 2020 Unibet Premier League will make its return on Tuesday. It will take place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes after a long period of six months being filled with six straight nights of top-class action.

On Tuesday’s Night Seven, the first Premier League fixtures will take place after the visit to Liverpool on March 12. It was the last PDC event to be held in a traditional way before the whole darts world being suspended and frozen because of the serious effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The tournament will soon be kicked off in form of six successive nights being held behind the closed doors from the 25th to 30th of August, and also before the final four nights of the league phase take place from September 2-5 in the race to the Play-Offs, which are set to take place at The O2 in London on October 22.

During this special Night Seven event, Michael Gerwen will come up with Rob Cross in a repeat of the 2019 Premier League final. In the 2019 Premier League, the Dutchman has gained the 11-5 triumph which successfully helped him to earn his fourth successive title and his fifth triumph in the event.

This world number one dart champion is looking to bounce back from the disappointment at the World Matchplay. During this season, he suffered from a shock defeat made by Simon Whitlock in the second round, meanwhile Cross will be hoping to steer himself away from elimination danger.

“Of course it was such a kind of disappointment to lose at the World Matchplay, but sometimes these things can happen in darts,” Van Gerwen shared his viewpoint.


Premier League Darts: The story of the Challengers so far

This year’s season of the Premier League Darts will be kick-offed again on the 25th of August. It will take place in Milton Keynes and being exclusively broadcasted on Sky Sports.

The Premier League is considered to be the biggest roadshow in the darts world. The Premier League has been under many innovations and adopts various changes to refresh itself year by year, for example, the ‘Contenders’ and ‘Challengers’ concept being published last year.

Gary Anderson’s decision to withdraw from the 2019 event has provoked the PDC to adopt new creative solution to attract more spectators. They recently introduced the nine “Contenders’ which is promised to get viral. The concept then has been renewed into the ‘Challengers’ format in 2020.

The tournament will be back soon, however without the participation of spectators at Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena on the 25th of August. There will be Chris Dobey, Jeffrey de Zwaan, and Jermaine Wattimena who take part in the final as the top 3, hoping to create the most impressive performances.

Dobey and De Zwaan were warmly welcomed when they turned up in Newcastle and Rotterdam respectively last year, while Wattimena’s expectation to make a debut at the Ahoy Arena have been fell short of.

The nine ‘Challengers’ which has been chosen for both campaigns gathered different upcoming and present darts stars which are promised to create the most memorable moments. Premier League Darts is one of the most famous and reliable darts tournaments in the world, which came into reality firstly on the 20 of January 2005 on Sky Sports. The league is now broadcasted online and via TV every week from February to May. This show at the first stage is considered as a fortnight fixture for darts lovers to watch. The tournament originally invited seven players per season and now the number of players has been increased to 10 being selectively picked from the PDC circuit.

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PDC Home Tour II: Second phase of online PDC Home Tournament II was officially confirmed

At this time, darts lovers can enjoy the Premier League online every evening during the week. This tournament is now broadcasted lively on Sky Sports. The program has been decided to continue its programs soon on Wednesday, on the 2nd of September.

The PDC has recently announced the comeback of one of the most expected darts tournament, now being broadcasted online. It is the Home Tour II. The tournament has been recently decided to take place from the 31st of August 31 to the 15th of October.

The PDC Home Tour has been largely considered as a story of success during the hard time with a lot of difficulty being caused by coronavirus pandemic. 101 PDC Tour Card Holders has soon been kicked off to execute different competitions inside, behind the closed doors before Nathan Aspinall appeared and attracted various fans as an eventual champion.

Less skilled and lower-ranked PDC Tour Card Holders will be offered a golden chance to challenge themselves in a professional tournament like The PDC Home Tour II. Within some upcoming competing weeks, all competitors will be divided into ten seven-player groups. They will start competing from the 31st of August to the 28th of September.

The top three players who have the most outstanding performances in each group, together with 5 of best fourth-placed players, will together take part in competitions within the 35-player second phase. After this important phase ,the top four in each group and the best fifth-placed player will be chosen to continue their progress in this tournament.

There will be 3 groups taking part in the third phase, which last from the 12nd of October to the 14th of October. After these competitions are finished, the top two from each and the best third-placed player will be given the golden chance to take part in the Championship Group which will take place on Thursday October 15.

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Several betting tips on Premier League Darts betting tips and quick predictions for the comeback of 2020 season

Trying to forecast the final goals and future of any sports fields, especially a dart one seems to be harder and more complex than ever before when the tournament is not executed in a traditional way. There are several easy-to-understand answer to this situation, for example, all bettors need to take under consideration some other things like consistency over a period of 4 months, the ability to maintain physical condition and other essential skills for one match per week. In addition, the ability to transfer and travel among different destinations for attending weekend events in a hectic calendar is also something should be noticed.

On the other hand, the Play-Offs has been quickly pushed to take place as this year’s edition turned out to be a compact sprint. If it had not been for the hard-to-predict process of the dangerous pandemic, the exciting crowd would have had the chance to witness various matches at their climax through bare eyes. These play have previously been scheduled to take place Sunday September 6 at the Marshall Arena. The strict rule to protect the safety of all people has not allow darts fans to spectate plays at the O2 on Thursday October 22.

Under such condition as present, we’ll have the chance to enjoy 10 nights of league action throughout 13 days, however, through the screen of TV, laptops or PC,… This 2020 darts world “staying at home” version in Milton Keynes, if turns out to attract various number of fans and bring back an enormous number of money for production teams, it may come as no surprise for us to have another brand new TV program which features darts plays or an official darts tournament such as the Champions League of Darts.


PDC World Darts Championship final: Michael van Gerwen gained the third world title after beating Michael Smith

World No1 successfully gained his third world title after a 7-3 victory over Michael Smith.

This victory was totally not an outstanding movement of Michael van Gerwen in regard of his darting career as he used to have more outstanding and skillful plays. However, things become less serious after you had already won 2 previous titles. In taking apart the brave but skittish Michael Smith by seven sets to three, he finally gained himself the two-time world champions and took his biggest stride yet down the road to darting greatness.

That van Gerwen is considered to be one of the most endowed player of this generation that we have known for some time. Now, he is actually becoming more popular and stands certain positions in the darts world with the multiple world titles which Gerwen is standing the odds of winning. At this present, Only Phil Taylor (16), Eric Bristow and Raymond van Barneveld (five each) stand higher position in comparison with Gerwen, and as he lifted the Sid Waddell Trophy he smiled happiliy, just like the way a man whose business is still far from finished should do: a self-belief verging on naked arrogance. He does not celebrate his 30th birthday for another few months.

It wasn’t his greatest performance. An average of 102 was modest by his standards. After surpassing his competitor and leading the match with the 4-0 score just after 40 minutes, the doughty Smith pegged him back to 4-2, egged on by a crowd weighted firmly in his favour, who by the end were not merely cheering van Gerwen’s missed doubles but even his single-20s. But really, this was a match that only ever offered the illusion of closeness. Smith – the former world youth champion from St Helens – averaged 95, hit 13 maximums, took out some nice finishes. He was extremely competent. But against van Gerwen, just competence has never been enough for a runner’s-up cheque.

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Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark steps down from the program after 22 years

Being diagnosed with the chronic degenerative condition Parkinson’s for 10 years, Dave Clark declared that he used to want his career with Sky come to a halt, however, still try to pull himself through with this job.

Dave Clark recently decided to step down from Sky Sports coverage. He has announced that he is going to give up the roles as the presenter of Sky Sports’s dart coverage. The experienced broadcaster has fronted Sky Sports’ coverage for almost two decades since succeeding Jeff Stelling in 2002.

This experienced broadcaster has worked for Sky Sports’ coverage during the last two decades after taking over the role of Jeff Stelling in 2002.

Clark was originally a radio broadcaster who covered the Olympics and football’s World Cup, before being part of the original Sky Sports News presentation team.

Former Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark explained his decision to give up his role with the intention to spend more time with his own family while confronting himself with the dangerous Parkinson’s disease.

“Lockdown has given us all a lot of time to think, on occasions too much time, but it’s given me time to sort out my priorities,” Clark shared his viewpoint. “Family comes first. I’m keen to spend more days with my wife and two sons. Time is a real luxury to me that so many have been denied during this difficult period.”

Clark said he hoped to stay broadcasting as long as possible and will try his best to raise awareness and funds for the charity Parkinson’s UK.

“I’m NOT giving up on life, just stopping doing the darts. I intend to keep busy, writing a book Stand Up If You Love The Darts about my time presenting during some of the sport’s greatest years.”

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Looking on the bright side, PDC chief executive Matt Porter looks forward to returning darting tournaments

Matt Porter who is now the chief executive of PDC said: “We’re still hopeful of getting crowds back in during October and November, so at the moment we’ll take each week as it comes.”

He shared during the interview that he as well as other PDC organizers are all looking forward to see crowds gathering in darts tournaments in some incoming months after a long period of being frozen due to Covid-19. In addition, he revealed that Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena would be under PDC’s consideration to host further major tournaments during the next 2020.

Milton Keynes is going to take part in the tournaments as the host of the Match Play this year, after the tournament did not take place as the traditional way, instead of being hold behind closed doors and far away from its spiritual home. In previous years, the Winter Gardens in Blackpool had always been chosen to be the revenue for the PDC’s tournament.

The Marshall Arena was also chosen to be the destination for the comeback of numerous competitive darts at the recent Summer Series given the reason that it was the most possible and safest stadium to provide such a protected environment for players as well as organizers.

The PDC also revealed detailed information about 6 consecutive nights last week, which will be held at the Marshall Arena without the participation of spectators from the 25th to 30th of August.

A few days later, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried different ways to soon bring back sports fans to stadiums in case that Covid-19 is getting more under control.

The Prime Minister said trials would begin to see whether larger crowds in sports’ stadiums would pave the way for the spreading of Covid-19 or not. They might be kicked off from August, despite the fact that Porter explained why this move may have come too soon for certain Premier League nights.

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Big fat darter claimed to depose Ronaldo to become the king of sports

An over-confident dart athlete has recently claimed to surpass Ronaldo to become the greatest figure in Portuguese sports history.

Little description of the “fat guy” Jose De Sousa

Jose De Sousa, 46, is a darter who ranked 59th in the world for Portuguese darts. Playing with not so prominent darting skills and appearing with the sluggish appearance, De Sousa left no impression in the darting field. However, recently, he suddenly became the spotlight of the top media news because of his shocking statement.
As being revealed by De Sousa, his name in his Portuguese homeland is taking off after his participation in a sublimation match within the group stage of the PDC Home Tour (championship throwing indoor darts). The national media even compared him to the football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
During his highly exciting moment, De Sousa boldly declared that he would become the greatest athlete in Portuguese sports history if he won the tournament: “After each victory, my phone rang constantly, I was getting more and more popular. I believe I can become the greatest athlete in Portuguese history and, by the way, have a better body than Ronaldo.
I really admire legend football stars like Ronaldo, Figo and feel happy when the media call me the Ronaldo of darts. ”
Like many other countries, the Portuguese consider football as a king sport, so soccer stars like Ronaldo have a huge impact on the residents of the Iberian Peninsula nation.

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Wayne Warren confirmed surely not to return his BDO World Championship trophy

Gaining a lot of titles and finally becoming the BDO World Champion Wayne Warren has recently confirmed not hand back his World Championship trophy under any conditions despite the fact that the BDO’s commercial arm is on its way of being bankrupted.

Warren 58 officially became the owner of BDO World Champion for the first time at London’s Indigo at The O2 in January and throughout the 30 year history of this tournament, he was the one to receive the lowest reward.

For the champion reign, Welshman was just rewarded £23,000 for his efforts and a bonus £77,000 reduction on his first prize won by Glen Durrant 12 months before his championship.

Not long ago, Warren used to utilize the word “nightmare” in spite of “dream” to describe this World Championship win and has expressed his disapproval towards the BDO Chairman Des Jacklin.

Last month, the BDO’s commercial branch surprisingly annouced their attention – British Darts Organisation Enterprises Ltd – to opt for liquidation.

That liquidation is now on its way of being executed soon which almost puts an end to the glorious period lasting 40 years and ceases many historic tournaments such as the World Masters and World Championship.

The end of these prestigious trophies is still remaining as a puzzle, and Warren has insisted on keeping his silverware until he receives enough the amount of money which he feels himself to be deserved with.

On Facebook, Warren wrote: ‘Until I get what’s owed to me, that trophy won’t be going nowhere I can assure you of that.

The wife of the reigning World Masters champion John O’Shea recently made a comment saying that: ‘John will be keeping the World Masters Trophy along with you.’

At the beginning of this month, a new amateur darts organization namedly ‘MAD’ was put into public, which is headed by Junior Darts Corporation Chairman Steve Brown and it has recently been endorsed by the reaction coming from Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld.

MAD is planned to officially be launched in 2021. The tournament will be open to all non-professional players.