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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.

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The Summer Series will soon be kicked off in the upcoming Wednesday, thus, the PDC stats man Christopher Kempf has made a quick comperison among top 10 best players who will together compete for the final champion of Players Championship events.

New Tour Card Holders in the PDC is celebrated and offers big chances for darters to take part in and earn big amount of money if they earn titles. The rewarded prizes are £500 and £750 prize respectively the first three – and next two – matches won.

Alll the most talented and skillful players will gather and compete with each other in a semi-final stage. And since this round, all players will be paid for their victories during games.

The darter won the semi-final will be offered the prize of massive money, up to £3,000; while the final winner will be rewarded another £4,000.  Being offered a lot of rewarded money and chances of developing themselves through different competitions, which players will become the most deserved one to have all of them? 

The tournament features the traditional format of the tournament during the floor events where the top eight seeds can not meet each other until the quarter-finals takes place. Therefore, a player such as Michael van Gerwen who failed in the first four rounds would be sad as he will not have the chance to take part in the next rounds.

Even gaining the number one darter position, Van Gerwen still did not make it come true to take part in the quarter-final stage in six of the 17 Players Championship events because he did not make it in 2018.

There are now three players being ranked at the top of the world. They are also the ones who made the most outstanding performances during these final matches. They are now in full mind to gain the most additional winnings by throwing the fewest darts.

Throughout the past two and a half years, Van Gerwen has been the one who scored most points, he suceeded overcoming his own average output, which was 99.72 points per visit by 2.62 points when taking part in a final.

Peter Wright also showed great improvement during the finals (3.00 points above his average in all matches). And to be more dramatic, it is his finals opponents average 99.16 that is taken under consideration.

Darts rules


Some facts about darts’ history: Darts started being played in several bars in England to meet the demands of the majority of people in terms of sports and fitness, this at the first stage was suitable for males as being quite competitive and often played indoor (indoor game) during the end of the 19th decade. Darts has become more and more popular in some European countries such as England, France, Germany or Nerthelands..) and other relevant states such as America, Australia. Until the 1970s, it became the official competing sports.

Oche (throw line) is the position where darters stand to play dart (according to WDF), different details written on the dartboard are English unit (feet/inch), including the height of 5 feet 8 inches, the length of 7 feet 9,25 inches & the slant of 9 feet 7,5 inches.

The standardized board with bending iron digits, well-arranged ratio between parts, order of numbers… is strictly regulated & number 20 (largest) is always put at the highest position when hanging on a wall.

2. Ways to calculate points according to 501:

There are many variations for the starting number in dart-throwing games such as 301, 401, 701 … However, in here, we only mention the classic & most common 501 rules

Some basic rules:

  • Each player all has the starting point of 501 points and will have to dart until his/her point back to 0 with the least launches.

– Each launch has 3 turns of darting

– Finish game when the last 3rd darting is in the double ring.

Ways to calculate points for each round:

– Bull’s eye: 50 points

– Bull: 25 points

– Double ring: Double the points

– Triple ring: Triple the points

– Out of the triple ring: 0 points

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Darts is now undergoing rapid development and quickly became one of the most popular sports to be played online. As not requiring a lot of sophisticated rules, darts caught many people’s attention and have a lot of participation from all-level players. When it comes to professional darts, there are a lot of talented darters all over the world which turns dart plays into something really attractive and thrilling to spectate. 

It is a common knowledge for people to bear the thought that darts are commonly played in the pub, bar with some pints of beer, along with the participation of a punch of besties. Darts is also recognized with the image of the dart board being placed beside some glasses of beer. 

For the addicts of dart, the market is now full of options for them to choose from where they have chance to take part in thrilling, interesting online dart casinos. There are plenty of options available on online casinos which allow you to earn money while immersing ourselves into enjoyable plays. However, it is better for players to do a little research about some reliable darts online webs to check whether they can serve you best and which rank that they are standing at. These games which they serve should meet all of your demands and satisfy your interest. As the popularity and development of darts, darts lovers will find a lot of darts-themed slots in any casinos. Several of them might offer you a wide range of options to opt for, featuring different variations of the game. Profit-making, exciting, and entertaining, below are top 07 games that every darts lover can enjoy and let their hair down with them.

Darts Heroes

Amongst the most fascinating dart games online, Dart Heroes should be laid on the first position of the list, this is suitable for both superhero fans as well as sports ones.

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Darts News: PDC confirms to held five events behind the closed doors from the 8th to 12th of July

Recently, PDC confirmed to held five behind-closed-doors events, which will take place from the 8th to 12th of July.

The first event, Summer Series will take place without the presence of spectators in Milton Keynes at the Marshall Arena, while the other event -the UK Government quarantine policy is held subjectively on overseas for visitors.

PDC chairman Barry Hearn showed his great welcome to the come-back of competitive darts after a long period of being frozen when he revealed the important information about the return of five one-day events from the 8th to 12th of July to The Darts Show podcast.

The sport has quickly flourished during the lockdown as the innovative online darts are quite successful in appealing people, despite the fact that in an exclusive interview with the Darts Show podcast, Hearn confirmed that the sport will return as the traditional form with the presence of spectators in next month, firstly with the World Matchplay.

One week after the PDC confirmed that the World Matchplay would take place on July 18-26 as originally scheduled – despite the fact that they have not chosen any certain revenue – five one-day events will take place at Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena on July 8-12.

All 128 Tour Card Holders will be given the chance to compete in five one-day Players Championship events held secrectively without the presence of spectators in Milton Keynes.

2020 Players Championship events offer different amount of rewarding money, prize money will be at approxiamately £75,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the relevant PDC Orders of Merit.

Because of the fact that during the quarantine time, some restrictions have made it impossible for worldwide players to come to and spectate the events, the PDC will release a new schedule of non-ranked events for the same dates.

All plays as well as activities need to stay strict to all regulations in terms of Covid-19.

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BDO stands for British Darts Championship while PDC stands for Professional Darts Corporation, both of them are international professional darts championships.

Not like other professional sports which the one and only organisation to take on all the responsibilties like rules or revenue of the tournament, professional dart has two main organizations to execute these missions.

Some worldwide darts tournaments belong to the British Darts Championship while the others belongs to the Professional Darts Corporation. Both of them successfully held different seperated tournaments all year round, including of the World Cup Darts Championship. This means that throughout each year, there are 2 worldwide champions at the same time. Theoretically, there is the one and only organization for managing the worldwide darts tournament which is the British Darts Championship. Olly Croft established BDO in 1973 and this organization smoothly kept on its work to be the top one international darts organization until the beginning of the 1990s. This was in 1978 when BDO started hosting the worldwide darts championship for the first time and this event provoked the development and spreading of darts throughout the world.

The number of darts tournaments and championships being streamed via television has increased drammatically, hence, there are more and more darters chose darts to be the professional career throughout the 1970s, however, at the beginning of the 1980s, the popularity of the sport underwent a decrease. Darts started to be visualized with bad images being caricatured with drunk guys smoking, laying on the bar/pub floor. It became a satired story, especiallly with the imfamous picture namely Not the Nine O’Clock News.

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Rob Cross, Michael Smith and Daryl Gurney were listed as the third, fourth and seventh best darters respectively in regarding of their prizes and titles gained throughout the PDC Order of Merit. In the 17th of January 2019, another darter who was Scott Michael succeeded to rank second in regarding of the total points being earned within the BDO World Championship. The team of England at that time impressively became the champion team of the world according to the DDB rankings as it included 8 most excellent players. Having darts being streamed and showed on different TV channels has made darts go viral and catch more spotlight of numerous fans. 

In every year, the UK has the chance to hold at least 2 World Darts Championships which take place around the Christmas time. They are the BDO World Championship and the PDC World Championship which are two of the most prestigious worldwide darts championships. All plays within the PDC events are broadcasted via Sky Sports Television while the BDO is broadcasted through Eurosport. As being widely streamed through TV, darts fans from all over the world still stand the chance to witness all the plays within these 2 tournaments or rewatch them by subscribing the Youtube channels of them, namedly PDCTV.HD. 

As darts is especially thriving in the UK so darters from all over the world can find these top-notch darts betting websites in the UK. There are some best websites which you should give them a try if you are into betting on darts or simply want to gain money via some pots of luck.  

The United States of America

Dartboards as well as sparing the large amount money on playing darts are things that can easily be seen in any bars or pubs in the USA.