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2017 PDC Calendar Unveiled
2017 PDC Calendar Unveiled
THE 2017 Betway Premier League will begin at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on February 2, with next year’s PDC calendar being unveiled to also include an 11th European Tour event and an increased number of Players Championship and PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour events. In the busiest ever year of PDC darts, players competing in the PDC system will have greater opportunities than ever in 2017 following the continued expansion of the circuit. The year will begin with the PDC Qualifying School from January 19-22 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan, which will see players either win a PDC Tour Card to compete on the PDC ProTour or become PDPA Associate Members with eligibility for the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour. The Challenge Tour will expand by one w ...
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Players Championship 12-13 Entries
Players Championship 12-13 Entries
THE entries have been confirmed for the Players Championship double-header at the Barnsley Metrodome on August 6-7. The PDC ProTour weekend will commence with a European Tour UK Qualifier double-header on Friday August 5, before seeing two £75,000 Players Championship events held on the Saturday and Sunday. The 128-player field for each event sees PDC Tour Card Holders joined by PDPA Associate Members, who are invited in order of finishing position on the 2016 Qualifying School Order of Merit to compete. All games are the best of 11 legs, with the draw being made at 11am on each day following the close of registration and play commencing at 12pm. Results will be updated at www.pdc.tv. Players Championship 12 Entries Saturday August 6, Barnsley Metrodome Antoni ...
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ET9 & ET10 Entries Confirmed
ET9 & ET10 Entries Confirmed
THE entries have been confirmed for the year’s final two European Tour events, the HappyBet European Darts Grand Prix and HappyBet German Darts Championship. The HappyBet European Darts Grand Prix will take place from September 16-18 at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, Germany, where Kim Huybrechts took victory in the 2015 European Tour event at the venue. Michael van Gerwen will be the number one seed ahead of Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall, while Joe Cullen will be seeded following his strong year so far on the PDC ProTour. The HappyBet German Darts Championship will take place from October 14-16 at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, where February’s Dutch Darts Masters finalist Daryl Gurney is amongst the 16 seeded players. Both events will be preceded on F ...
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2016-17 William Hill World Darts Championship Tickets
2016-17 William Hill World Darts Championship Tickets
THE 2016/17 William Hill World Darts Championship will take place from December 15-January 2 at London’s Alexandra Palace, with tickets set to go on Priority Sale on Wednesday July 20 and on General Sale on Monday July 25. The world’s biggest darts tournament sees a field of 72 players from across the globe competing across 15 days live on Sky Sports – with a record prize fund of £1.65 million on offer this year including an unprecedented £350,000 to the winner, who also claims the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy. Play in the William Hill World Darts Championship commences on Thursday December 15, with nine days of play before the Christmas break seeing the preliminary and first rounds completed and the second round begun. The opening eight sessio ...
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Two Events Remain In Blackpool Race
Two Events Remain In Blackpool Race
THE race to win places in the 2016 BetVictor World Matchplay will go to the wire in the final two Players Championship events in Barnsley on July 2-3. The 32-player World Matchplay – staged at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from July 16-24 – sees the world’s top 16 players joined by the leading 16 players from the one-year ProTour Order of Merit. Going into the final two Players Championship events, four players could still break into the world’s top 16 to claim a seeded spot, with Mensur Suljovic, Mervyn King, Simon Whitlock and Benito van de Pas within touching distance of Vincent van der Voort. The ProTour Order of Merit qualifying places currently see Alan Norris, Daryl Gurney, Josh Payne and Rowby-John Rodriguez in line to earn a ...
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Barnsley ProTour Weekend Entries
Barnsley ProTour Weekend Entries
THE entries for the forthcoming PDC ProTour weekend in Barnsley from July 1-3, plus the first two European Tour events in September, have now been confirmed. A pair of UK Qualifiers for the International Darts Open and European Darts Trophy events will kick off the Barnsley weekend on Friday July 1, with each seeing 20 players progress to compete in the main £115,000 European Tour events. They will be followed by Players Championship Ten on Saturday July 2 and Players Championship 11 on Sunday July 3, where PDC Tour Card Holders are joined by PDPA Associate Members to complete the 128-player fields. Results updates from the PDC ProTour weekend will be available at www.pdc.tv. The UK Qualifiers on Friday July 1 will be staged as follows: 1pm Doors Open 1pm-3pm ...
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Players Championship 8-9 Entries Confirmed
Players Championship 8-9 Entries Confirmed
THE entries have been confirmed for the two Players Championship events to be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on May 21-22. The PDC ProTour double-header will see two £75,000 tournaments take place across two days in Coventry, to follow up the two European Tour UK Qualifiers which will be held on Friday May 20. Each Players Championship event will feature 128 players as a combination of PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members compete. All games will be the best of 11 legs, with the draw made at 11am following the close of registration and play starting at 12pm. Results updates will be posted at www.pdc.tv throughout each event. Players Championship Eight Saturday May 21, Ricoh Arena, Coventry Antonio Alcinas Kyle Anderson Jyhan Artut Nathan Aspina ...
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European Tour Events 5-6 Entries
European Tour Events 5-6 Entries
THE entries have been confirmed for the year’s fifth and sixth PDC European Tour events, which will be held in Vienna in June and in Dusseldorf in July. The Austrian Darts Open will take place at the Multiversum in Vienna from June 10-12, with Austrian number one Mensur Suljovic amongst the 16 seeded players for the tournament. The European Darts Open will once again be held at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf, where 48 players will compete from July 29-31. The field for both events sees the top 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit seeded to enter at the second round stage. The UK Qualifier will be held on Friday May 20 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, with the double-header beginning at 4pm (with registration for players from 1pm-3pm). The European ...
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Meet our Players

Joe Murnan
'Shaggy'

“Shaggy’ as nicknamed by some of his friends whilst playing in the local dart league first picked up a set of darts at the age of 8.

Joe’s family all played darts and loved nothing more than to gather in front of the TV for the big tournaments, it was at this point that Bolton based Joe became inspired by the arrogance of the great Eric Bristow.

Joe didn’t wait too long before entering himself into some local tournaments and this experience only confirmed his love for the game.

After a short period playing within the BDO Joe made what has now become a life changing decision to move over to the PDC and test his skills amongst darts elite players.

In March 2014, Joe reached the last 32 of the UK Open being beaten 9–3 by Raymond van Barneveld. Later in the month he progressed to the last 16 of a PDC event for the first time as he beat the likes of Dean Winstanley and Dave Chisnall at the first Players Championship, before losing 6–4 to Andy Hamilton. He won through to the same stage of the third event where he was defeated 6–1 by Gary Anderson.

In February 2015 at the German Darts Championship, Joe beat Michael Barnard 6–5, Ian White 6–4 (averaged 99.72) and Brendan Dolan 6–4 to play in his first PDC quarter-final. He fell 4–0 down to world number one Michael van Gerwen, before closing to 4–3 with a 12 dart leg, but went on to lose 6–4.

In May 2015, at the 10th Players Championship in Crawley, Joe won his first PDC title and the £10,000 first prize. His run included 6–3 and 6–4 victories over Premier League players Stephen Bunting and Dave Chisnall in the quarter-finals and final, respectively. The win saw him qualify for the World Matchplay for the first time and he trailed Adrian Lewis 7–2 in the opening round. Joe won four successive legs, but went on to be beaten 10–7 on his televised debut.

Highlights of 2015

15/02/2015 – German Darts Championship – Quarter Final

08/03/2015 – UK Open – Last 64

14/03/2015 – Players Championship – Last 16

15/05/2015 – Players Championship – Winner

31/05/2015 – Challenge Tour – Winner

04/07/2015 – Players Championship – Last 16

11/07/2015 – Challenge Tour – Winner

27/07/2015 – World Matchplay – Last 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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