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The idea that being withdrawn from the tournament because of poor wifi connection, which only happened in Esports previously, nowadays, has also appeared on the traditional ones while they are turned into visual tournaments due to Covid-19.

The first one who had to experience this weird, unpleasing and terrible experience is Gary Anderson, the darter who used to earn 2 world championship titles in darting. He was considered to be the top 1 candidate for being the champion of this year tournament, however, Gary recently decided to withdraw from the tournament because of… his unstable wifi connection.

Daryl Gurney, another greatly experienced player in the international darting field who is as renowned as Anderson, also just announced to not take part in the PDC tournament this year with the same reason. 

“I really want to take part in the tournament, however, it seems to be impossible at this point. After 1 simple test organized recently, my private wifi connection was not strong and well-qualified enough for the competition.” Anderson shared on his Twitter account. “Actually, this did not really surprise me. I even could not pay all the online bills of myself.”

According to Anderson, the internet on his house is really unstable and has unbelievably low speed (around 4,7 Mbps), even though he is now living in the center of London, while the average speed of good wifi connection must be 27,35 Mbps.

PDC is the first international tournament being held online. During the outbreak and large spreading of Covid-19, PDC Organization Department claimed that this may actually a good time for applying many technical achievement into this kind of sports. Every competing rules of the virtual PDC tournament are maintained as the traditional tournament.

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Jamie Lewis impressively became the winner in the first team round of PDC Home Tour in the recent Friday. This Wales darter was the first one in the tournament to successfully defeat the current worldwide darter champions Peter Wright and Niels Zonneveld, and also the first one who is qualified enough to take part in the second stage of this online virtual darting tournament.

Lewis came up with a failure when facing Zonneveld with the score of 3-5 in the first round, however, he soon succeeded in pulling himself together to quickly defeated Wright with the score of 5-1 and to Peter Jacques with the score of 5-4. He ended up just like Wright – Scot won over Jacques (5-4) and Zonneveld (5-1), however, Lewis has better point balance.

The opening night did not turn out to be great. To connect the players, many webcams were set up to record every movement of the darts, however, sometimes, it was hard to figure out where the dart came to and from as it was totally on screen. It was obviously that sometimes the results were depended on the report of players.

During the competition between Wright-Lewis and Zonneveld-Wright, the connection was even interrupted and totally lost in a few minutes. All went black before the webcams were reset.

The final result of Group 1

  • 1. Jamie Lewis 3-4 (+3)
  • 2. Peter Wright 3-4 (+1)
  • 3. Peter Jacques 3-2 (+1)
  • 4. Niels Zonneveld 3-2 (-5)

Will Wright still be on the tournament?

Wright might not be expelled from Home Tour as a replacement during the outbreak of coronavirus. He can come back with darting tournaments in a few weeks ahead, as it was not right that all 128 players had signed up with PDC.

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Before these 2 important matches, Phil Taylor was in need of 2 successfully performances with the viewing to win over Fallon Sherrock and Martin Adams. Therefore, he would make the guest appearance at the MODUS A Night At The Darts.

The legendary Power has been executed online for 2 weeks and attracted quite a lot online spectators. In this online tournament, there would be 6 permanent players competing for each week. These 6 competitors would compete in a round robin format to find the most excellent winner. Phil Taylor, once again, approved himself to be the best darter, who has the ability of producing the goods with the final overall score of 96.8 points just after 5 matches.

Even during the first opening match in which Phil Taylor had to compete with the Dutch star Wessel Nijman, a prestigious darter with a lot of titles like 16-time world champion, he still succeeded to pull himself together to make it come true. 

Phil Taylor fell into 2 disappointments coming either side of a 4-0 thrashing of Michael Warburton with the help of a 97 average. However, in the end, he was effectively pulling himself together to make it come true.

The elder among 2 legendary darters, Adams, led the game with 2-0 in score and checkouts of 153 and 121 checkouts only for Taylor 

The next competitor coming up on the darting route of the 59-year-old Queen of the Palace, 

Previously, Sherrock soon defeated Michael Warburton and followed this defeat to Taylor by throwing a 160 checkout to seal a stunning 5-2 triumph against Wessel Nijman.

The Milton Keynes star then made it six points from eight on the night by taking out 152 and 140 in a superb 5-1 thrashing of Wolfie.

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The Covid-19 is now making a huge impact on many people’s aspects of life, including sports. Just after a short period of 1 month, there have been a great number of sports events being postponed and have not been planned to come back due to the spread of the coronavirus.

However, it is rarely known to most of people that in some magical corner of the sports world, there have still existed a field where all sports activities are still carrying on as normal without being badly affected by strict social distancing rules.

The sports that we are mentioning here is darts..

Every darters wants to keep playing darts and darts spectators want to keep enjoying professional plays. There is an unique feature of darts which make it available even during the peak of Covid-19 pandemic that darters do not have to be in the same room with their opponent to carry out the match.

Therefore, since the days when every sports activities are locked down, darts plays are still taking place when darters have still been in competition with each other in separated playing rooms and all have been streamed online to the worldwide darts fans.

Fallon Sherrock gave talks on the Radio 1 Newsbeat: “Everyone just wants to carry on playing darts. I definitely do because everyone’s noticing darts at the moment, so you just want to keep it going.” 

The 25-year-old Fallon Sherrock who has recently known as a female darts phenomenon as at the end of 2019, she set a record for the darts history when becoming the first woman to beat a man at the PDC World Championship.

Fallon also revealed that she has recently signed up the MODUS Icons of Darts, which is an online darts tournament. The tournament has been lasting for 2 weeks and streams live for nine hours a day.

Fallon’s new debut will be made next week. However, she has still found it difficult handling and solving technical problems, which took her most of the time to set up and prepare.

Fallens burst into laugh when she confided:”I’ve been rushing to get my internet sorted in time.” 

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”Darts gold” is a special word which was utilized by an England newspaper to describe an interesting sport. This is playing darts in bars, one of the sports which people of all sizes can compete with each other. There even have been suggestions to make ”darts gold” become a competing sport in the Summer Olympic.

Phil Taylor ”power” is one of many English darters who support the idea of turning darts gold into an official competing sports for the Summer Olympic. He make this idea based on the history of competing sports of the Olympic, the history of PDC and even there had been some Chinese darters started to play darts gold.

According to some prestigious England newspapers, darts is one of the most appealing sports in, just standing after football. Nowadays, there have been more than 7 million professional darters, including at least 100.000 darters at the young age. Worldwidely, the government of Netherlands has made a financial supporting measure to help this nation’s darters train free. Therefore, there are many darts superstars whose nationalities are Dutch, such as superstar Jelle Klaasen (the world youngest darts champion at the age of 21 in 2006) or Michael van Gerwen, who is just 19 years old, ranked 3th in the worldwide professional darters list (according to BDO). These 2 darts superstars has “said goodbye to” BDO with the viewing to enlisting PDC, along with the compatriot Vincent van der Voort. They gave the same reason that PDC was more professional, more lucrative with more awards.

Also to prove darts as a prominently competing sports, BDO has evaluated the exact distance between darter and dartboard must be 26 km. However, the minister Richard Caborn said The England Sports Community had not yet to think of darts as an officially competing sports in the near future.

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“Queen” of darts Fallon Sherrock: Story about a legendary female darter (Part 02)

Waiting for challenges

Appearing in the Good Morning Britain show in the early morning of the 18th, December last year, Sherrock surprisingly bursted into tears.

The way to success and championship of Sherrock has never been easy. Sherrock was born in a family which has the tradition of playing darts. Sherrock’s dad, mom and her 2 twin sisters are all professional darts players, who have taken part in numerous darts champions. However, Sherrock is different from the other members of her family. At the first stage of her life, she did not consider darts as a serious career. A few years ago, Sherrock was an amateur hair stylist in a small hair salon in the hometown, which is Buckinghamshire. At the age of 17, Sherrock started learning darts seriously. Even darts was not her first intention, Sherrock has been fond of darts in the middle of her youth, she still managed to turn herself from an amateur into a professional darter who is highly appreciated. At the knock-out stage of the women darts championship, Sherrock gained the average score of 99,1.

In 2014, Sherrock gave birth to his first son whose name is Rory. After the pregnancy period, she was exposed to kidney disease, which made her face swollen for such a long time. Whenever it comes to plays and competitions, the great competing pressure made the condition become worse. Throughout this period, she had to receive many criticism from social community due to her flaw appearance. “But now, I do not want to take the history into account. Focusing on the presence and these incoming goals are what I’m doing.”, she said. 

Sherrock has earned around 7.500 pounds rewarded after winning the first round and will earn around 15.000 pounds additionally if she continue to win the next round, which is the competition between her and Mensur Suljovic. 

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“Queen” of darts Fallon Sherrock: Story about a legendary female darter (to be continued)

On the 17th of December, 2019 in Alexandra Palace, Fallon Sherrock shocked every sports fans and experts all over the world. This little girl who was born in 1994 has made the history when becoming the first woman to win the worldwide darts championship (PDC). 

“I was totally speechless and do not know what to say.” Sherrock was too emotional to burst into tears after making the history with the sounding victory. ‘I was truly floated in happiness after successfully proving that women can still make it come true in darts. They can also beat over men. This victory seemed to be unbelievable.”

The sounding victory which made the darts history

Sherrock is one of 2 female darters who took part in PDC this year. Two of them had to take part in the fierce competition with other 94 professional male darters. 3 days before the competition between Sherrock and Ted Evetts, the odds was on Mikuru Suzuki. Used to be the BDO champion in January last year, however, the Japanese female darter was surprisingly beaten over by James Richardson.

The elimination of Suzuki has put more pressure on Sherrock when she had to compete with Ted Evetts. The history of worldwide darts had never witnessed a darts competition in which the female player won over the male one. Last year, the top 1 female darter Lisa Ashton was the loser with the score of 1-2 when she had to compete with Jan Deller. The very first female darter who took part in a worldwide dart competition for both genres, Gayl King came up with a failure since the first round in 2001. 

It was an intense play between Sherrock and Evetts on the crowded Alexandra Palace on that day. The score was close throughout most of darting time and the final score was 3-1 for the new legendary female darter who comes from England. 

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The woman who made history in the world darts championship

After becoming the first woman to beat the male athlete at the world darts championship, Fallon Sherrock went on to create another surprise.

25-year-old female athlete Fallon Sherrock continued to put her name on history on Saturday (December 21) by defeating the No. 11 seed of the tournament is Austrian male athlete Mensur Suljovic with the overall score. The match is 3-1 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Sherrock won the first set before Suljovic equalized the score in the second set. But Sherrock went on to win the other two sets to get her into the final round with a bullshit.

Sharing after the victory with Sky Sports, she said she had confidence to be the champion of the tournament.

She said “I have won 2 matches. I will keep trying because nothing is impossible. I have proven that women we can beat anyone. I have just defeated the two best rivals in the world, it is a clear proof that we women can definitely play this dart.”

Fallon Sherrock’s victory is a testament to the fact that the sport is not just for men

The world darts championship each year wins 96 places for athletes, including 2 seats reserved for women. Before Sherrock, there were 4 women athletes competing for the tournament. Sherrock’s next opponent was the 22nd seed of the tournament, Chris Dobey, who defeated veteran player Ron Meulenkamp in the second set.

Share on Twitter, Dobey congratulated Sherrock and expressed his eagerness to play against her on 27th.

The PDC World Darts Championship is held annually by the Professional Darts Association (PDC) with the only sport is darts. The tournament usually starts in December and lasts until the end of January at Alexandra Palace, London. This is one of the most prestigious tournaments of the PDC. This year, the winner will win the Sid Waddell trophy and a £ 500,000 prize money.

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Poor man getting rich thanks to being good at throwing darts (Part 2)

In 1995, at the age of 25, Wright won his first World Championship. But just round 1, he encountered the world’s No. 1 Richie Burnett should be gently off the road early. Shortly after that defeat, Wright turned his back on darts and believed that he would never play again.

Wandering everywhere, Wright did everything he could to make a living. “I used to live for only 14 pounds a week” – he revealed in an interview a few years ago. He also many times fell into unemployment. But one evening in 2007, Wright suddenly realized he had a mission unfinished with darts, after watching the Grand Slam launch darts on television.

It has been more than 20 years since the first World Championship release, Wright has done what everyone in his family once said he could never do. In the first year back to competition, he only earned a mere 1,200 pounds. At that time, his confidence dropped to the lowest.

Fortunately, Joanne – Wright’s partner who owns a salon in Suffolk – has lifted him up. Joanne used strange hairstyles to inspire Wright. Their daughter continued to motivate him.

With a weird hair style that anyone could dare to try and Joanne usually takes 2 hours to complete before her husband competes, Wright transforms from a lack of self-confidence into a resilient, indomitable warrior. Thanks to that, his performance improved quickly. By 2014, he reached the final of the World Championship, but still had no time to meet: Van Gerwen won 7-4.

For the next five years, Wright reached the final of 11 major tournaments, but lost until 10. Wright suddenly thought that going to the final was his best achievement. He was just worthy of being a challenger, but not enough to be a champion.

Until this year, overcome all adversities, Wright moved into the finals of the World Championship. And once again, Van Gerwen was in the way. But this time, Wright didn’t let history repeat itself. He took revenge.

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Poor man getting rich thanks to being good at throwing darts (Part 1)

Peter Wright’s journey to world champion of dart launcher is truly a happy ending fairy tale for sports enthusiasts.

Peter Wright took a deep breath. He threw non-standard 2 of the first 3 darts. For a moment, Wright was really afraid the old story was about to repeat.

But then he moved his left shoulder slightly, launched darts to the right to score a double score of 10 and won the first world championship to shoot darts in his career by defeating Michael van Gerwen – the former world champion 3 times and wins in all 7 previous competitions.

For Wright, this was a dream that once died before becoming a reality, but now it has finally fulfilled its mission. Wright puffed up his cheeks, raised his hands, and looked up as if to thank someone.

Peter Wright launched the decision dart

With a teary face as he lifted the Sid Waddell Cup, Wright confessed he had finally jumped over the last barrier, in any sense. “Just never give up. No matter what obstacles,” is the message from Wright, who has just won a prize worth £ 500 thousand (15 billion) to increase the total income in the career of competition up to 3.3 million pounds.

It is not difficult to explain Wright’s advice. The journey to become a billionaire throws his darts onto the shore and into the field. Wright was born in Scotland but moved to London at the age of 5 because his mother had children at a young age, so when her family tried to take the baby out of fear that it would not be raised properly, she moved to the South to start a new life.

The money was tight, but she still had enough power to give Wright his first dart set for his 13th birthday, though not enough money to buy beer shot made his son practice with a tree. Yet just two years later, Wright was talented enough to join a darting team.