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World Series of Darts

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World Series of Darts

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World Series of Darts

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Robb & Parry complete New Zealand Darts Masters line-up

World Series of Darts

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Ben Robb and Warren Parry sealed the final two spots at this month’s TAB New Zealand Darts Masters following last weekend’s DPNZ ProTour double-header in Christchurch.

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World Series of Darts

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Gordon Mathers hopes that his return to home soil can inspire a change in his darting fortunes, as he prepares to feature in August’s World Series of Darts treble-header Down Under.

Wade: World Series can take the game to a new level

World Series of Darts

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James Wade believes the sport can go to a new global level with the continued success of the World Series of Darts.

Dutch duo amongst Jack's World Series of Darts Finals Qualifiers

Jack's World Series of Darts Finals

Aug 06 2022

Invited players for 2022 Jack's World Series of Darts Finals confirmed

Jack's World Series of Darts Finals

Aug 01 2022

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Wright to miss August's World Series treble-header

World Series of Darts

Jul 27 2022

Peter Wright will miss the World Series of Darts' August treble-header in Australia and New Zealand for medical reasons, and will be replaced by Dimitri Van den Bergh.

Super Smith books Ally Pally return with DPA Play-Off success

Global Affiliate Tours

Jul 18 2022

Raymond Smith will make his Alexandra Palace return at this year’s Cazoo World Darts Championship, after claiming victory in the DPA Satellite Tour Play-Off on Sunday.

Gerwyn Price tasted glory for a second time in three years by winning the Jack's World Series of Darts Finals on Sunday night, denying Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode 11-10 in a thrilling final.

Price previously won the season-ending event in 2020, and backed up last month's TAB New Zealand Darts Masters success by scooping the £70,000 World Series of Darts Finals top prize.

He was pushed all the way by home favourite Van Duijvenbode in an enthralling final, securing the title with a 14-dart leg in a dramatic ending.

A high-quality start saw the pair trade 14-darters in the opening four legs before Price broke for a 3-2 lead, and he then pinned tops to open up a two-leg cushion.

Three successive legs from Van Duijvenbode saw him move ahead again at 5-4, and he added a 12-darter as he retained the edge.

Price took out 146, 121 and 116 as he came from 7-6 down to lead 9-8 - pouncing on a miss at double 18 from Van Duijvenbode in leg 17.

The Dutchman - who had taken out 112 in leg 15 - hit back with a superb 11-darter and fired in double four to move 10-9 up, putting himself on the brink of a maiden big-stage title.

Price showed his class with a 12-darter to take the final to a deciding leg, and after being first to a finish during a tense finale, the Welshman took out 90 to seal glory.

"I'm thrilled to get over the line," said Price, who ended the final with a 100.14 average. "Dirk played fantastic but I think I played a little bit better.

"It was a great game but I made it really difficult for myself. There were two or three legs where I missed doubles, and at five-all going into the second break I probably could have been 7-3 up.

"I knew from there on in it was going to be a tough battle; Dirk was playing really well and obviously the crowd were supporting him but I dug in there right until the end.

"I gave myself a chance in the last-leg decider and scraped over the line."

He added: "I'm more than experienced with these sort of crowds, and fair play to them - they were all cheering for their man but I think they were quite respectful in patches.

"I let him off the hook a couple of times but I just wanted to give myself a chance in the last leg - I've got a little bit more composure and experience than Dirk had in that leg and that's all that counted."

Price earlier followed up Saturday's narrow win over Matt Campbell with a high-quality 10-8 quarter-final win over Joe Cullen, before seeing off James Wade 11-9 in the semis.

Wade had hit back from 2-0 down in the semi-final to lead 6-5 after landing a 170 checkout amongst three 12-darters, only for Price to reel off five legs in a row on his way to victory.

Van Duijvenbode's run to a third televised final sees him qualify for November's Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts.

June's Dutch Darts Masters runner-up, he had battled past Haupai Puha and Gary Anderson to reach the final day of action, before surviving a missed match dart from Ryan Joyce in the penultimate leg of their quarter-final.

He then ended Jonny Clayton's title defence with a superb 11-8 semi-final success, only to lose out narrowly to Price.

The loss for Van Duijvenbode was a repeat of the 2020 World Grand Prix final, and provided further big-game experience in his bid to claim major honours.

"I was a bit unfortunate in the last leg and he showed his class," said Van Duijvenbode, who earned £30,000 as runner-up.

"It's a bit frustrating because apart from that class, I could have won it in the end if I just composed myself better."

Clayton had earlier won six of the final seven legs to defeat four-time champion Michael van Gerwen 10-7 in the last eight.

Wade was Sunday afternoon's other quarter-final winner, finishing ten doubles from 18 attempts in a clinical 10-5 win over birthday boy Michael Smith.

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