Matt Porter interview: Disruption likely to continue

News

Mar 25 2020

The PDC calendar could suffer further postponements in the coming weeks, admits Chief Executive Matt Porter.

April events on PDC tour postponed

Pro Tour

Mar 19 2020

The PDC's non-televised tour events planned for April have now been postponed.

New dates confirmed for German Darts Grand Prix

European Tour

Mar 18 2020

The 2020 German Darts Grand Prix in Munich has been rearranged for July 31-August 2.

Double postponement for PDC tour

ProTour

Mar 17 2020

The Development Tour events on March 21-22 and Players Championships on March 28-29 are to be postponed.

European Darts Open moves to August

European Tour

Mar 16 2020

The European Darts Open has been rescheduled for August 7-9 following the postponement of the original dates.

Rankings update after Players Championships 7-8

News

Mar 16 2020

Ian White moves back into the world's top ten following his Players Championship 8 win.

White wins first title of 2020

ProTour

Mar 15 2020

Ian White claimed his first title of the year at Players Championship 8.

New May dates for European Darts Grand Prix

European Tour

Mar 14 2020

The 2020 European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen has been rescheduled for May 29-31.

Aspinall wins Players Championship 7

ProTour

Mar 13 2020

Nathan Aspinall claimed the £10,000 top prize at Players Championship 7 in Barnsley.

ET3-4 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers

European Tour

Mar 13 2020

Five players enjoyed a European Tour qualifying double on Friday in Barnsley.

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JAMES WADE claimed a third PDC title in eight days thanks to an 8-5 win over Jeffrey de Zwaan in the final of Players Championship 12 in Barnsley on Sunday.

Wade followed up his Players Championship 11 triumph on Saturday with a series of further impressive displays to round off a perfect weekend and join Gerwyn Price in winning back-to-back ProTour titles in 2019.

The start of the day saw Wade narrowly avoid a first round exit to Luke Woodhouse, coming through a deciding leg, before averaging 108.7 in a 6-0 whitewash of Christian Kist.

Wade once again came through a sudden-death shoot-out against Ted Evetts, and then averaged 104.7 to beat Stephen Bunting 6-4 and progress to the quarter-finals.

A convincing 6-2 triumph over Jonny Clayton followed, before Wade defeated Michael Smith 7-4 in a repeat of Saturday's final to make it 15 victories in his last 16 meetings with the World Championship runner-up.

Wade found himself trailing 4-0 to De Zwaan in the final game of the weekend, but a resilient display saw him battle back to take his weekend winnings up to £20,000.

"When you get to my age and you haven't played so well for five years, it's really special to win back-to-back titles," said Wade.

"I thought I was dead and buried in the final. I was feeling a little bit tired and I didn't play anywhere near as well as I did in two or three other games today.

"But I'm really happy to win. I've been playing this game at the top level for 15 years now but the best may be to come.

"The sky's the limit and hopefully I can win a few more."

The final began with De Zwaan getting off to a flying start thanks to some clinical finishing, breaking throw twice as he raced into a 4-0 lead.

But after the Dutchman missed two darts at tops for 5-0 advantage, Wade took out 68 to break throw and get his first leg on the board.

Wade fired in a trademark 106 finish for another break, before finding double top to hold throw and level it up at 4-4.

De Zwaan pinned the same target to stop the rot and regain the lead, only for Wade to reel off the next three legs, including a 108 checkout, to secure his second title in as many days.

Despite defeat in the final, De Zwaan enjoyed a run to his first ProTour final since his maiden ProTour win in Wigan almost a year ago.

An impressive day from the World Matchplay semi-finalist saw him post averages of 103.5, 102.5 and 106.8 in his wins over Steve Beaton, Glen Durrant and John Henderson respectively to reach his fourth ProTour final.

Sunday once again saw 128 of the world's best players in action at The Barnsley Metrodome, with departing Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld enduring another difficult day as he fell at the first hurdle.

Australia's Corey Cadby reached the last 16 for the first time since his return to action, while Glen Durrant made it through to the quarter-finals for the third time since winning his Tour Card in January 2019.

Premier League stars Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney both exited before the last 32 stage, while Gerwyn Price went out at the last 16 despite averaging 105.2 in defeat to Danny Noppert.

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