Whitlock dumps out Van Gerwen on dramatic opening night in Wollongong

World Series of Darts

Aug 19 2022

Simon Whitlock produced another dazzling display Down Under to dump out Michael van Gerwen on the opening night of the PalmerBet New South Wales Darts Masters on Friday.

Van Gerwen to face Whitlock in PalmerBet New South Wales Darts Masters

World Series of Darts

Aug 18 2022

Michael van Gerwen will take on Australia's World Cup hero Simon Whitlock in the opening round of the PalmerBet New South Wales Darts Masters, with the draw for Wollongong's World Series of Darts event now confirmed.

Van Gerwen fires ominous warning following Queensland success

World Series of Darts

Aug 15 2022

Michael van Gerwen has delivered an ominous warning to his rivals after claiming World Series of Darts glory at last weekend’s PalmerBet Queensland Darts Masters.

Van Gerwen powers past Price to win PalmerBet Queensland Darts Masters

World Series of Darts

Aug 13 2022

Michael van Gerwen defeated world number one Gerwyn Price 8-5 in Townsville to win the 2022 PalmerBet Queensland Darts Masters.

Wonderful Whitlock stars on opening night in Queensland

World Series of Darts

Aug 12 2022

Simon Whitlock produced a classy display to dispatch James Wade and move into the quarter-finals of the PalmerBet Queensland Darts Masters, as three Oceanic qualifiers prevailed on Friday’s opening night in Townsville.

Heta faces Price - PalmerBet Queensland Darts Masters draw made

World Series of Darts

Aug 11 2022

The draw for the PalmerBet Queensland Darts Masters is now available ahead of the World Series event in Townsville.

Kyle Anderson remembered amongst unique World Series trophies

World Series of Darts

Aug 10 2022

The late Kyle Anderson will be remembered throughout August's World Series of Darts events with the creation of the Kyle Anderson Memorial Trophy.

World Series of Darts - Oceanic qualifiers profiled

World Series of Darts

Aug 10 2022

The 2022 World Series of Darts roadshow concludes with a blockbuster treble-header Down Under in August, featuring events in Townsville, Wollongong and Hamilton.

Price 'almost back to his best' ahead of debut Down Under

World Series of Darts

Aug 10 2022

Gerwyn Price believes he’s almost back to his best as he targets a World Series of Darts hat-trick in Australia and New Zealand over the coming weeks.

'Proud' Van den Bergh relishing Townsville return

World Series of Darts

Aug 10 2022

Dimitri Van den Bergh is relishing his return to Townsville this week, as he bids to continue his blistering World Series of Darts form Down Under.

The 2022 Nordic Darts Masters will take place from June 10-11 at Forum Copenhagen.

Eight of the world's top stars will be joined in the 16-player field by eight top talents from the Nordic region.

2022 Viaplay Nordic Darts Masters
Friday June 10
First Round 

Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 Benjamin Drue Reus
Gary Anderson 6-5 Daniel Larsson
James Wade 6-3 Madars Razma
Fallon Sherrock 6-1 Darius Labanauskas 
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Brian Løkken
Michael Smith 6-2 Vladimir Andersen
Peter Wright 6-0 Matthías Örn Fridriksson
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Marko Kantele

Saturday June 11
Afternoon Session
Quarter-Finals

Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-5 Gerwyn Price
Michael Smith 10-6 Fallon Sherrock
James Wade 10-4 Michael van Gerwen
Gary Anderson 10-4 Peter Wright

Evening Session
Semi-Finals

Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-4 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 11-7 James Wade

Final
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-5 Gary Anderson

Dimitri Van den Bergh produced a series of superb displays to clinch his first World Series title at the Viaplay Nordic Darts Masters, defeating Gary Anderson 11-5 in Saturday’s showpiece in Copenhagen.

Featuring in just his eighth World Series event, Van den Bergh emerged victorious to scoop the £20,000 top prize, securing his second senior televised title in the process.

The Belgian toppled Anderson to claim his maiden TV ranking crown at the 2020 World Matchplay, and repeated the feat on Danish soil to deny the Scot a seventh World Series triumph.

The world number nine capitalised on a nightmare start from Anderson to establish an almost unassailable 8-0 advantage, and though Anderson rallied, he was unable to complete an extraordinary comeback.

Van den Bergh fired in legs of 12 and 13 darts to seize the early initiative, and a stunning 130 finish in leg five continued the procession.

Anderson’s woes on the outer ring persisted as the Belgian extended his cushion, but the Scot suddenly sparked into life, reeling off four legs of his own to halve the deficit.

Van den Bergh moved to the brink of victory at 10-4 with clinical 86 and 72 combinations, only to spurn three match darts in leg 15, gifting Anderson a temporary reprieve.

However, the 27-year-old made no mistake moments later, following up a fourth 180 with a 14-darter to seal the deal.

“I have dreams. I am chasing my dreams, and winning against a player like Gary – that is going to help me,” said Van den Bergh.

“You know that Gary isn’t going to give it to you, you have to work for it, that’s what I had to do, and I managed to make myself a champion, against a player who is a champion.

“The sky is the limit. Just look at the trophy I’m holding in my hands. I’ve dreamed about it, I’ve managed to make my dreams come true.”

The two-time World Youth champion had opened the tournament on Friday with a whitewash win over Danish youngster Benjamin Drue Reus, setting the tone for a weekend of darting domination.

Van den Bergh averaged 99 in a 10-5 quarter-final win over Gerwyn Price, before halting Michael Smith’s bid for successive World Series titles with an emphatic 11-4 success in the semi-finals.

Anderson averaged 103 and posted nine 180s in a 10-4 demolition of World Champion Peter Wright in the last eight, before battling past James Wade in a gruelling semi-final.

Having won his previous six World Series finals, Anderson was unable to maintain his flawless record, but there were plenty of positives to take for the two-time World Champion.

“It’s been brilliant. Against James I was a little sluggish, but the way Dimitri played against Michael Smith, anybody would have been up against it,” the 51-year-old admitted.

“He played absolutely brilliantly. Hats off to him. He has a baby girl now. That might be her first trophy, but he’s got a big, big future ahead.

“There a lot of great young players coming through, but the old guard can still play. We will give it a go!”

US Darts Masters winner Smith had sealed his semi-final spot with a 10-6 win over last year’s runner-up Fallon Sherrock, while Wade dispatched an out-of-sorts Michael van Gerwen 10-4 in the last eight.

The World Series of Darts continues with the Dutch Darts Masters at the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, from June 24-25.

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Saturday June 11
Afternoon Session
Quarter-Finals

Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-5 Gerwyn Price
Michael Smith 10-6 Fallon Sherrock
James Wade 10-4 Michael van Gerwen
Gary Anderson 10-4 Peter Wright

Evening Session
Semi-Finals

Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-4 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 11-7 James Wade

Final
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-5 Gary Anderson
 

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