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William Hill World Darts Championship Draw
William Hill World Darts Championship Draw
JOE MURNAN has been drawn to play former BDO World Champion Mark Webster whilst Gary Anderson will begin his bid to claim a William Hill World Darts Championship hat-trick against Mark Frost on December 15, following the draw for the sport’s biggest tournament on Monday. Scottish superstar Anderson has claimed back-to-back World Championship victories in the past two years, landing a brilliant nine-dart finish in the 2016 semi-finals against Jelle Klaasen on his way to retaining the title at Alexandra Palace. The number two seed will meet Mark Frost in the first round, after the Stoke thrower – who sports the festive nickname “Frosty The Throw Man” – won through Monday’s last-chance PDPA Qualifier in Wigan. World number one ...
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World Championship Field Confirmed
World Championship Field Confirmed
THE field for the William Hill World Darts Championship has been confirmed along with the draw for the preliminary round ahead of Monday’s PDPA Qualifier and first round draw. The sport’s biggest tournament will see 72 players competing for £1.65 million in prize money and the prestigious Sid Waddell Trophy, with play at London’s Alexandra Palace from December 15-January 2 live on the dedicated SKy Sport Darts channel. Following the conclusion of the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals on SUnday night, the field has been confirmed, with the top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit joined by a series of qualifiers. World number 28 Kyle Anderson has withdrawn from the World Championship having been unable to secure a UK Visa, meaning ...
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Cash Converters Players Championship Finals Draw & Schedule
Cash Converters Players Championship Finals Draw & Schedule
THE draw and schedule of play for the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals has been confirmed, with Michael van Gerwen beginning his defence of the title at the Butlins Minehead Resort against Andy Hamilton on Friday. The expanded Players Championship Finals this year sees the field doubled in size as 64 players compete for £400,000 in prize money across three days, live on ITV4. Qualification is based on performances across the series of 20 Players Championship tournaments which have been held during 2016, with van Gerwen topping the final Order of Merit with £72,750 after winning five of the events. With Australian ace Kyle Anderson having to withdraw from competing as he awaits the completion of his Visa renewal, Stoke’s former World Championsh ...
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Ladbrokes World Series Finals Draw
Ladbrokes World Series Finals Draw
JOE MURNAN and Joe Cullen will play off for the right to take on World Champion Gary Anderson – who is seeded second after winning three World Series events this year – while either Mensur Suljovic or Robert Thornton will meet Phil Taylor. Michael Van Gerwen will begin his defence of the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals title against either Gerwyn Price or Steve Beaton when the £155,000 tournament begins at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena on Saturday November 5. Dutch star van Gerwen claimed a thrilling 11-10 win over Peter Wright in last year’s inaugural World Series Finals, which are the culmination of the annual worldwide tour. The World Series has seen events held in Dubai, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Perth this year, with ...
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2016 ProTour Set For Conclusion
2016 ProTour Set For Conclusion
THE 2016 PDC ProTour season concludes this weekend with the final two Players Championship events in Barnsley. The pair of £75,000 tournaments are the last Players Championship events of the year, and will feature 128 players on each day. Following Saturday’s Players Championship 20, the leading 64 players from the Players Championship Order of Merit will progress to compete in the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals. Qualifying places for the William Hill World Darts Championship through the ProTour Order of Merit are also up for grabs from the year’s final standings. Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld is amongst the players battling to secure a spot in the Players Championship Finals, sitting in joint 63rd place going into the ...
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Dublin Players Championship Entries
Dublin Players Championship Entries
ENTRIES have been confirmed for the Players Championship double-header in Dublin on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1. The two PDC ProTour events will precede the Unibet World Grand Prix at the Citywest Hotel, as PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members compete for £150,000 in prize money. Both tournaments will be streamed live through www.LIVEPDC.TV, with coverage from two boards simultaneously showing selected matches throughout the event. All games will be the best of 11 legs, with play commencing at 12pm. Players Championship 17 Friday September 30, Citywest Hotel, Dublin Antonio Alcinas Gary Anderson Kyle Anderson Jyhan Artut Nathan Aspinall Mark Barilli Ronnie Baxter Steve Beaton Andy Boulton John Bowles Darron Brown Keegan Brown Steve B ...
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Bumper Week Of Darts Action Ahead!
Bumper Week Of Darts Action Ahead!
DARTS fans can enjoy a bumper week of darts with live streaming from the Players Championship treble-header in Barnsley ahead of the inaugural Unibet Champions League of Darts. Following the recent live-streamed European Tour treble, the live PDC action continues with a further five days of action in the next six for darts fans worldwide! A trio of Players Championship tournaments will take place from Tuesday-Thursday at the Barnsley Metrodome, with each being streamed live online for the first time from TWO boards through www.LIVEPDC.TV and a selection of bookmakers’ websites which will be announced at www.pdc.tv. Selected matches from each stage of the tournaments will be played on the two live streamed boards throughout each event. Each tournament wil ...
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Players Championship 14, 15 & 16 Entries
Players Championship 14, 15 & 16 Entries
THE entries for the Players Championship triple-header at the Barnsley Metrodome on September 20-22 have been confirmed. The PDC ProTour three-day event will see 128 PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members competing for £60,000 in prize money on each day. These events are taking place ahead of the inaugural Unibet Champions League of Darts – the PDC’s first competition live on the BBC. Each Players Championship will start at 12pm, with the draw being made at 11am following the close of registration. All games are the best of 11 legs. Players Championship 14 Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley, Tuesday September 20 Benito van de Pas Jamie Caven Dave Chisnall Jeffrey de Graaf Terry Jenkins Jelle Klaasen Kim Huybrechts Mensur Suljovic Chris Dobey Jo ...
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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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