Emerging star Bates claims landmark Winmau Challenge Tour title

Winmau Challenge Tour

Aug 13 2023

Owen Bates defied a late fightback from Wesley Plaisier to secure a maiden Winmau Challenge Tour title in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

Crabtree & Grundy celebrate Winmau Challenge Tour success

Winmau Challenge Tour

Aug 12 2023

Cam Crabtree and Robert Grundy shared titles as the 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour season continued in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Plaisier & Pilgrim pick up Winmau Challenge Tour titles

Winmau Challenge Tour

Aug 11 2023

Wesley Plaisier and Darryl Pilgrim each claimed titles as the 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour season resumed in Milton Keynes on Friday.

Whitehead wins maiden title at Challenge Tour Event 14

Winmau Challenge Tour

May 07 2023

The 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour continues with Event 14 in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

Resurgent Van Peer celebrates Challenge Tour double in Milton Keynes

Winmau Challenge Tour

May 06 2023

Berry van Peer continued his blistering form to celebrate a sensational Winmau Challenge Tour double in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Van Peer and Jones win Challenge Tour Events Ten & 11

Winmau Challenge Tour

May 05 2023

Berry Van Peer and Wayne Jones picked up titles as the 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour returned to action at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes on Friday.

Trailblazer Sherrock becomes first woman to hit a PDC nine-darter

Winmau Challenge Tour

Mar 18 2023

Fallon Sherrock created another slice of darting history in Hildesheim on Saturday, after becoming the first woman to hit a nine-dart finish in a PDC event.

Meulenkamp and Horvat secure Challenge Tour success

Winmau Challenge Tour

Mar 18 2023

Ron Meulenkamp and Dragutin Horvat secured Winmau Challenge Tour titles on Saturday, as Fallon Sherrock created history on a thrilling day of action in Hildesheim.

Van Peer & Henderson celebrate Challenge Tour titles in Hildesheim

Winmau Challenge Tour

Mar 17 2023

Berry van Peer and John Henderson celebrated titles on a high-quality day of Winmau Challenge Tour action in Hildesheim on Friday.

New dates announced for August's Winmau Challenge Tour weekend

Winmau Challenge Tour

Mar 15 2023

The PDC Winmau Challenge Tour weekend planned for August 4-6 has been moved to August 11-13 in Milton Keynes.

Robert Owen and Wesley Plaisier shared the spoils as the 2022 Winmau Challenge Tour resumed in Leicester on Friday.

The first of three days of action got underway at the Morningside Arena on Friday, and former UK Open semi-finalist Owen secured his maiden title at Event 16 to move up to second on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.

The Welshman averaged above 92 in seven of his eight matches, following up a hard-fought win over Colin Osborne by seeing off Matthew Dennant and Robert Thornton in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

Owen then eased past former Lakeside Championship winner Christian Kist 5-2 in Friday afternoon's showpiece, averaging 94 and firing in four 180s to scoop the £2,000 top prize.

However, it was Plaisier who prevailed at Event 17, overcoming former World Grand Prix and UK Open champion Thornton 5-3 to secure his first triumph on the Winmau Challenge Tour.

The Dutchman has excelled on the European Tour in 2022, and he continued his fine form in Leicester, producing three ton-plus averages en route to the title.

Plaisier averaged 103, 100 and 101 in wins over Geoffrey Murray, Raymond Marshall and Lewis Pride respectively, having also accounted for Event 16 runner-up Kist earlier in the day.

The 32-year-old recorded a convincing victory over fellow Dutchman Martijn Dragt in the semi-finals, before winning four of the last five legs to topple Thornton, who also impressed at the Morningside Arena.

The veteran Scot posted a superb 103.75 average in his semi-final success against Czech star Karel Sedlacek, but he was unable to repeat the feat against Plaisier.

Elsewhere, Germany's Lukas Wenig achieved perfection at Event 17, landing a nine-darter to complete a 5-3 win over Andrew Hyland in the last 32, before succumbing to Sedlacek in the quarter-finals.

This weekend's Winmau Challenge Tour action continues with Events 18 & 19 on Saturday, with £20,000 in prize money up for grabs.

The top two players from the final 2022 Challenge Tour Order of Merit will secure a PDC Tour Card for 2023/24 and a place in the 2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship, with Scott Williams still boasting a £1,450 lead at the summit.