Viaplay to show PDC European Tour in UK & Europe from 2023

European Tour

Nov 10 2022

Viaplay Group and the PDC have agreed a five-year deal to broadcast the European Tour in the UK, the Netherlands, Poland and all Nordic & Baltic countries.

Wright hails 'brilliant' Heta following Gibraltar Darts Trophy thriller

European Tour

Oct 17 2022

Peter Wright insists Damon Heta ‘can beat anybody in the world’, after succumbing to the Australian star in Sunday’s thrilling Gibraltar Darts Trophy final.

Heta secures maiden European Tour title at Gibraltar Darts Trophy

European Tour

Oct 16 2022

Damon Heta celebrated his first European Tour success with a dramatic 8-7 win over Peter Wright in Sunday's Gibraltar Darts Trophy final.

Super Suljovic sinks Price at Gibraltar Darts Trophy

European Tour

Oct 15 2022

Mensur Suljovic dumped out defending champion Gerwyn Price on a dramatic day of second round action at the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, as Nathan Aspinall produced one of the greatest fightbacks in European Tour history on Saturday.

Bunting excels & Galliano thrills home crowd at Gibraltar Darts Trophy

European Tour

Oct 14 2022

Stephen Bunting lit up the Gibraltar Darts Trophy with a sensational display to defeat Daryl Gurney on the opening day in Gibraltar.

2022 Gibraltar Darts Trophy draw & schedule

European Tour

Oct 13 2022

Defending champion Gerwyn Price will take on either Keegan Brown or Mensur Suljovic in his Gibraltar Darts Trophy opener, with the draw and schedule for this weekend’s event now confirmed.

2023 PDC calendar unveiled

News

Sep 30 2022

The 2023 PDC calendar will see over 170 days of darts played around the world.

Chisnall: "I see more trophies in my cabinet!"

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Sep 27 2022

Dave Chisnall believes his Belgian Darts Open success can provide the springboard for his resurgence, as he eyes BoyleSports World Grand Prix glory in Leicester next week.

Nine-dart Chisnall ends title drought at Belgian Darts Open

European Tour

Sep 25 2022

Dave Chisnall landed a nine-dart finish on his way to winning the Belgian Darts Open.

Huybrechts stuns Van Gerwen in Belgian Darts Open round two

European Tour

Sep 24 2022

Kim Huybrechts produced a sensational moment of brilliance as he kept home hopes alive at the Belgian Darts Open.

Luke Humphries claimed a remarkable fourth European Tour title of 2022 with a pulsating 8-7 victory over Rowby-John Rodriguez in Sunday’s Interwetten European Darts Matchplay final.

Humphries produced a stirring fightback from 4-0 down to deny Rodriguez his first senior PDC title, surviving a match dart in a thrilling last-leg decider to scoop the £25,000 top prize in Trier.

Rodriguez had defeated three major champions en route to his maiden PDC ranking final, but an inspired recovery from Humphries catapulted the Newbury ace to his fifth title of the year.

“In my mind it was probably one of the greatest finals we’ve seen in the PDC, that’s how it felt,” said Humphries, who has now won his last three European Tour events.

“I’m over the moon, but credit goes to Rowby-John. He was fantastic. He threw absolutely everything at me. 

“When you make your first final, it’s not supposed to be as easy as that, and he made it look easy.

“18 months ago I’d have probably lost that 8-2 or 8-3, but I never give up. That’s probably my greatest win ever.”

Humphries had breezed through to Sunday’s showpiece in emphatic style, following up a 6-2 win over host-nation qualifier Lukas Wenig by sweeping aside Ian White 6-1 with a 101 average.

The former UK Open runner-up then extended his winning sequence to 13 legs with a whitewash win over Stephen Bunting in the semi-finals, which set up a blockbuster showdown against the former World Youth finalist.

Rodriguez and Humphries exchanged maximums in the opening leg, but the Austrian was in dreamland after establishing a commanding 4-0 cushion.

The 28-year-old followed up an early hold with a magnificent 124 finish, before legs of 14 and 13 darts maintained his blistering start.

Humphries’ third 180 saw him open his account with a 14-darter in leg five, and this sparked an extraordinary spell, as he powered in a brilliant 156 checkout before restoring parity at four apiece with an 11-darter.

Rodriguez regained the initiative with a sublime 158 checkout to move 6-4 ahead, but Humphries again responded, following up a classy 112 kill with a 14-darter to level at 6-6.

Rodriguez then moved one leg away from glory in a nervy 13th leg, but a fabulous 148 outshot from Humphries forced a fitting last-leg shootout.

The Austrian had the advantage of throw, but a sixth 180 from Humphries shifted the pendulum, and despite spurning two match darts, Humphries returned to seal the deal on double four, after Rodriguez was unable to complete a 77 checkout on tops.

Despite succumbing in such cruel circumstances, Rodriguez has put himself firmly in contention for Betfred World Matchplay qualification after pocketing the £10,000 runner-up prize at Arena Trier.

The 2021 World Cup of Darts finalist dumped out UK Open champion Danny Noppert and top seed Gerwyn Price to reach Sunday’s final stages, and he ended the hopes of German number one Gabriel Clemens earlier in the day.

Rodriguez then reeled off six consecutive legs to dispatch Nathan Aspinall 6-2 in the last eight, before recovering from 5-2 down to edge out Madars Razma in a compelling last four clash.

Elsewhere, Bunting was appearing in his second European Tour semi-final of 2022, following up a dramatic deciding-leg win over Martin Lukeman by battling past World Cup Champion Damon Heta.

Razma fell agonisingly short in his semi-final clash against Rodriguez, but wins over Wesley Plaisier and fifth seed Rob Cross strengthened the Latvian’s bid for a World Matchplay debut later this month.

Cross averaged 101 in a 6-3 win over Luke Woodhouse earlier in the day, while Heta was denied a third European Tour semi-final of 2022, despite accounting for Dimitri Van den Bergh in the last 16.

Aspinall averaged over 103 in his superb 6-3 win over Scott Williams at the same stage, while three-time European Tour winner White enjoyed a welcome return to form to reach his first ranking quarter-final since March.

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