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NATIONS SET FOR BETWAY WORLD CUP OF DARTS AS DUTCH DEFEND TITLE

THE 2018 Betway World Cup of Darts begins on Thursday, with the Netherlands bidding to retain their title in the 32-nation Pairs tournament which is being held across four days at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt.

The £300,000 tournament will see a combination of Doubles and Singles matches played as nations do battle for the title, which was won by the Netherlands’ Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld last June.

That win was the Netherlands’ third in seven stagings of the event, with four-time winners England the only other champions so far.

Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld will team up again in Germany as they bid to retain the title, with sponsors Betway making the number three seeds Evens favourites to lift the trophy ahead of their first round clash with Gibraltar’s Dyson Parody and Justin Broton on Friday.

"It would be very nice to win this title again and give the Dutch fans something to cheer about," said Van Gerwen.

"It's different for us and I always enjoy playing with Raymond, and we're aiming to win again. I live for winning trophies and that's my goal this week.

“We have had some great performances and done quite well over the years but we really want to improve our record by defending our title.”

England will be represented by a new-look line-up of World Champion Rob Cross and Dave Chisnall, and enter the tournament as 5/1 third favourites with Betway ahead of their round one tie with Czech Republic on Friday.

"It's a massive honour and I can't wait to represent my country - it's not something you get to do very often so it means a lot," said Cross.

"It's a completely different tournament for me too with it being a pairs format, but I'm excited about teaming up with Dave.

"England have done well in the past so there's something to live up to, but we'll do our best this weekend. I'm buzzing."

Scotland, who were finalists in 2015, will be represented by Gary Anderson and Peter Wright, and come into the tournament as 11/4 second favourites with Betway.

However, having been knocked out by Singapore in the first round 12 months ago, the Scots are wary ahead of their first round match against the United States of America in Thursday’s opening night.

“It means the world to me to represent my country,” said Wright.

“It’s a totally different kind of pressure, it’s intense because you’re not just playing for yourself.

“We need to make sure we’ve got our heads switched on for the first round against the USA, then hopefully we can win that and go a long way in the tournament.”

Thursday’s opening night also sees 2012 finalists Australia, represented by Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson, face Hong Kong.

Last year’s runners-up Wales will be represented by Gerwyn Price and World Cup debutant Jonny Clayton, and they will take on Thailand on the opening night.

Momo Zhou will become the first woman to represent China on a PDC stage as she partners Xiaochen Zong in their opening round game with Switzerland.

The tournament’s opening match will see Canada’s World Cup ever-present John Part team up with debutant Dawson Murschell as they take on Italy.

Three-time World Champion Part is hoping to continue his renaissance having reached the quarter-finals of the UK Open earlier in the year.

“Every time I represent my country I want to give it my very best shot,” said Part.

“Dawson and myself are at opposite ends of our careers but we have similar styles and if we’re both firing we’re capable of upsetting anybody.

“I would like to play as well as I did a couple of years ago when we reached the quarter-finals, I’m 100% now and feel like I can rise to the occasion again.”

Host nation Germany will once again be made up of exciting young duo Max Hopp and Martin Schindler, and they will meet Sweden as the first round concludes on Friday night.

German Darts Masters finalist and World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh will also be making his World Cup debut for Belgium alongside Kim Huybrechts, who will be represent his country for the sixth time at the event in their opening game against the Republic of Ireland.

The Betway World Cup of Darts continues with the second round split across two sessions on Saturday June 2, with the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon and the semi-finals and final on Sunday evening.

Coverage is live on Sky Sports and through the PDC's series of international broadcast partners, as well as via PDCTV-HD for International Pass subscribers. For ticket information, please visit www.pdc-europe.tv.

For tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.tv/tickets.

2018 Betway World Cup of Darts
Schedule of Play
Thursday May 31 (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
First Round
Italy v Canada
Russia v Spain
Switzerland v China
Denmark v Brazil
Wales v Thailand
Australia v Hong Kong
Scotland v United States of America
Austria v Japan

Friday June 1 (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
First Round
New Zealand v Singapore
Greece v Finland
Northern Ireland v Poland
Hungary v South Africa
Belgium v Republic of Ireland
England v Czech Republic
Sweden v Germany
Netherlands v Gibraltar

Saturday June 2
Afternoon Session (1.30pm local time, 12.30pm BST)
Second Round
Wales/Thailand v Switzerland/China
Australia/Hong Kong v Russia/Spain
Austria/Japan v Italy/Canada
Scotland/USA v Denmark/Brazil

Evening Session (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
Second Round
Belgium/Republic of Ireland v Greece/Finland
England/Czech Republic v New Zealand/Singapore
Northern Ireland/Poland v Sweden/Germany
Netherlands/Gibraltar v Hungary/South Africa

Sunday June 3
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm BST)
Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
Semi-Finals
Final

Competing Nations
Seeded Nations
1 Scotland - Peter Wright & Gary Anderson
2 England - Rob Cross & Dave Chisnall
3 Netherlands - Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld
4 Australia - Simon Whitlock & Kyle Anderson
5 Wales - Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton
6 Northern Ireland - Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
7 Belgium - Kim Huybrechts & Dimitri Van den Bergh
8 Austria - Mensur Suljovic & Zoran Lerchbacher

Other Nations
Brazil - Diogo Portela & Bruno Rangel
Canada - John Part & Dawson Murschell
China - Momo Zhou & Xiaochen Zong
Czech Republic - Roman Benecky & Karel Sedlacek
Denmark - Per Laursen & Henrik Primdal
Finland - Kim Viljanen & Marko Kantele
Germany - Max Hopp & Martin Schindler
Gibraltar - Dyson Parody & Justin Broton
Greece - John Michael & Veniamin Symeonidis
Hong Kong - Royden Lam & Ho Yin Shek
Hungary - Tamas Alexits & Nandor Bezzeg
Italy - Michel Furlani & Alessio Medaina
Japan - Seigo Asada & Haruki Muramatsu
New Zealand - Cody Harris & Warren Parry
Poland - Krzysztof Ratajski & Tytus Kanik
Republic of Ireland - Steve Lennon & William O'Connor
Russia - Boris Koltsov & Aleksandr Oreshkin
Singapore - Paul Lim & Harith Lim
South Africa - Devon Petersen & Liam O'Brien
Spain - Cristo Reyes & Toni Alcinas
Sweden - Daniel Larsson & Dennis Nilsson
Switzerland – Alexander Fehlmann & Andreas Bless
Thailand - Thanawat Gaweenuntavong & Attapol Eupakaree
United States of America - Larry Butler & Darin Young

Prize Fund
Winners (Per Player) £30,000
Runner-Up (Per Player) £16,000
Semi-Finalists (Per Player) £10,000
Quarter-Finalists (Per Player) £7,000
Second Round Losers (Per Player) £4,000
First Round Losers (Per Player) £1,500
Total £300,000

Format
First Round
Best of nine legs Doubles

Second Round, Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals
The Second Round, Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals will be played as two best of seven leg 501 Singles matches, with both nations nominating the order in which their players play. In the event of both nations winning one Singles match apiece, a best of seven leg 501 Doubles match will be played to decide the tie.

Final
The Final will be played as two best of seven leg 501 Singles matches, with both nations nominating the order in which their players play the first two matches, followed by a best of seven leg 501 Doubles match and then Reverse Singles matches. The first team to win three games is declared the winner.

SUPER SULJOVIC'S GERMAN DARTS MASTERS GLORY

MENSUR SULJOVIC overcame Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-2 to claim glory in the German Darts Masters in front of a record-breaking 20,000 fans at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Friday.

The Austrian star claimed only the second televised title of his career as he claimed glory on the PDC World Series of Darts circuit for a first time.

Both Suljovic and Van den Bergh had battled through the 16-player field to reach the final on a bumper day in front of a world record crowd, before the Champions League of Darts winner took the £20,000 title.

Suljovic followed up his 6-2 first round victory over Robert Marijanovic with a narrow 8-7 quarter-final defeat of World Champion Rob Cross.

He then swept past reigning champion Peter Wright with an 8-2 semi-final triumph and maintained that dominant form throughout the decider with Van den Bergh.

Finishes of 109 and 100 gave Suljovic an immediate lead in the final, with Van den Bergh taking the third leg before the Austrian followed an 80 checkout with finishes of 13 and 11 darts to lead 5-1.

Double 16 saw Van den Bergh hit back in leg seven, but Suljovic posted a fifth 180 of the final in an 11-darter to move 6-2 up.

Double eight moved Suljovic to the brink of glory, and he sealed the title with a 76 finish ending, typically, on his favourite double 16.

"It's a great feeling for me and I'm really happy," said Suljovic. "Dimitri is a brilliant player and it was a long day, but I did well.

"The crowd was brilliant and to win this tournament makes me so happy. People have been playing really well against me recently but I had a good feeling and it was a great day."

Van den Bergh enjoyed the most memorable run of his emerging career on a superb day of darts, which began with a 109.98 average in a brilliant 6-0 whitewash of Martin Schindler.

He then defeated Michael van Gerwen for the first time with an 8-3 quarter-final triumph, before claiming a maiden defeat of Gary Anderson in the semi-finals by following finishes of 111 and 124 with an 11-darter in their deciding leg.

"It's one of the best days of my life, it's unbelievable," said Van den Bergh. "I have to thank the PDC and the crowd and I'm thankful to have been in the final.

"I've learned a lot and it means so much to me. It's a huge step for me and I'll keep believing. What I've shown today is all the things I've been working in and I'm happy with the result.

"Winning against Michael and Gary is something I've been dreaming of, but these things happen when you keep believing."

Anderson overcame emerging German Gabriel Clemens and World Championship semi-finalist Jamie Lewis on his way to the last four, while Wright defeated Dragutin Horvat and Raymond van Barneveld on the day.

Van Gerwen overcame top-ranked German Max Hopp 6-4 in the first round, with Van Barneveld whitewashing Manfred Bilderl, Cross being a 6-4 winner over Stefan Stoyke and Lewis coming from 3-0 down to edge past Nico Kurz.

The one-day tournament had seen the Veltins Arena turned into a "Darts Music Arena", which included a performance from German stars Culcha Candela as part of the day's entertainment.

The German Darts Masters was the first of six global events being held on the PDC's World Series of Darts circuit this year.

The second U.S. Darts Masters will be held in Las Vegas in July as the World Series of Darts returns to action, before heading to Shanghai to complete a double-header.

August then sees tournaments being held in Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane before the season-ending World Series of Darts Finals see the stars compete in Vienna in November. For tickets, see www.pdc.tv/tickets.

2018 German Darts Masters
First Round
Raymond van Barneveld 6-0 Manfred Bilderl
Jamie Lewis 6-5 Nico Kurz
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Robert Marijanovic
Gary Anderson 6-2 Gabriel Clemens
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 Martin Schindler
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Max Hopp
Peter Wright 6-1 Dragutin Horvat
Rob Cross 6-4 Stefan Stoyke

Quarter-Finals
Gary Anderson 8-6 Jamie Lewis
Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-3 Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright 8-7 Raymond van Barneveld
Mensur Suljovic 8-7 Rob Cross

Semi-Finals
Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-7 Gary Anderson
Mensur Suljovic 8-2 Peter Wright

Final
Mensur Suljovic 8-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh

DAY 2 HARROWS PRO TOUR

The Harrows Pro tour continues today at the Brooks Hotel Brisbane
Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

PRO TOUR CONTINUES IN BRISBANE

The harrows Pro tour continues Friday and all this weekend at the Brook Hotel Brisbane
Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results as they happen

ERIC BRISTOW HONOURED

THE late Eric Bristow MBE is to be honoured by the PDC with the naming of the Bwin Grand Slam of Darts trophy in memory of the five-time World Champion.

The legendary darts star passed away on April 5 2018, aged 60, having enjoyed a remarkable career in the sport.

A five-time World Champion from 1980-1986, Bristow was also a five-time World Masters winner and one of the game's most recognisable stars.

He later helped to form the PDC, and went on to become a TV pundit and spotter on Sky Sports' coverage of PDC events and starred in ITV's "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!" show in 2012.

A member of the PDC Hall of Fame, Bristow will now be remembered at the cross-code Grand Slam of Darts, with this year's players competing to win The Eric Bristow Trophy.

"Eric's achievements marked him out as the greatest player of his generation and he'll be remembered forever as the original superstar of darts," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

"He was a character who transcended the sport and was known worldwide, and so many sports fans worldwide have fond memories of Eric.

"As such, we felt that it was fitting to introduce The Eric Bristow Trophy, which will be presented to the winner of the Bwin Grand Slam of Darts from 2018 onwards.

"Whilst Eric played an integral role in the creation of the PDC, the most successful period of his career came in the BDO and, as the only cross-code tournament in darts, we feel this is the most appropriate way to honour his contribution to the sport."

Bristow becomes the third legend of the sport to see their achievements recognised with the naming of a trophy, following Sid Waddell (William Hill World Darts Championship) and Phil Taylor (BetVictor World Matchplay).

Zhou Heads List of World Cup Qualifiers

MOMO ZHOU will become the first woman to represent China on a PDC stage at the 2018 Betway World Cup of Darts as seven further nations confirm their teams for the forthcoming event.
Zhou, who won the World Cup China qualifier, will team up with runner-up Xiaochen Zong as the tournament takes place at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt from May 31 – June 3.
The 26-year-old will become the second female player to appear at the World Cup of Darts, after Anastasia Dobromyslova represented Russia at the 2010 tournament.
Zhou and 20-year-old Zong – a World Championship qualifier last year - both hail from the same home town of Dandong in Liaoning Province, and the pair will be looking to improve on China’s first round exit last year
China will be joined by four other Asian countries at the World Cup, all of which have now confirmed their pairings to play at the event following the second weekend of the 2018 PDC Asian Tour.
Japan will be represented by World Cup ever-present Haruki Muramatsu and Seigo Asada, who won through to the 2018 World Championship first round before losing to eventual winner Rob Cross.
Darts legend Paul Lim will once again team up with Harith Lim as Singapore aim to better their run to the quarter-finals of last year’s tournament, which included a sensational win over Scottish pairing Gary Anderson and Peter Wright.
Thailand’s line-up will also have a familiar look as Thanawat Gaweenuntavong and Attapol Eupakaree will bid to improve on their first round defeat to Greece at last year’s event.
Recognisable Hong Kong star Royden Lam will appear in his fifth consecutive World Cup alongside debutant Ho Yin Shek.
Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong’s pairings were chosen from the highest two ranked players on the Asian Tour Order of Merit following the four events held so far in 2018 on the new PDC-affiliated circuit.
Meanwhile, Larry Butler and Darin Young will be the American team, after finishing as the top two players on a two-year Championship Darts Corporation ranking list.
Former World Matchplay champion Butler had been the runaway leader, with Young overtaking DJ Sayre on Sunday by progressing one round further in the final CDC event before the USA team was confirmed.
Russia will once again be represented by Boris Koltsov and Aleksandr Oreshkin after qualifying from a two-year EADC Order of Merit, and will be bidding to emulate last year’s run to the quarter-finals thanks to wins over Hong Kong and Australia.
The 2018 Betway World Cup of Darts will see 32 nations represented by two-player teams as they compete from May 31-June 3 at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt, Germany, and will be televised live on Sky Sports and worldwide through the PDC's series of international broadcast partners.
For tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.tv/tickets
Betway World Cup of Darts
Competing Nations:
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil - Diogo Portela & Bruno Rangel
Canada
China - Momo Zhou & Xiaochen Zong
Czech Republic - Roman Benecky & Karel Sedlacek
Denmark - Per Laursen & Henrik Primdal
England
Finland - Kim Viljanen & Marko Kantele
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong - Royden Lam & Ho Yin Shek
Hungary - Tamas Alexits & Nandor Bezzeg
Italy - Michel Furlani & Alessio Medaina
Japan - Seigo Asada & Haruki Muramatsu
Netherlands
New Zealand - Cody Harris & Warren Parry
Northern Ireland
Poland
Republic of Ireland
Russia - Boris Koltsov & Aleksandr Oreshkin
Scotland
Singapore - Paul Lim & Harith Lim
South Africa - Devon Petersen & Liam O'Brien
Spain
Sweden - Daniel Larsson & Dennis Nilsson
Switzerland
Thailand - Thanawat Gaweenuntavong & Attapol Eupakaree
United States of America - Larry Butler & Darin Young
Wales

SMITH, WADE & BARNEY'S WORLD SERIES BOOST

THE field of PDC representatives on the 2018 World Series of Darts has been completed following invitations for Michael Smith, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld.

The World Series of Darts' global tour will see tournaments held in Germany, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane ahead of the end-of-season Finals in Vienna.

Whilst the field for the German Darts Masters has already been finalised, and includes new German Darts Open champion Max Hopp, two places remained in the other five international events.

Former World Youth Champion Smith, who currently sits in second place on the Unibet Premier League table and has won two ranking titles this year, has been invited to compete in all five events.

He will be joined in the U.S. Darts Masters and Shanghai Darts Masters by James Wade, a two-time World Series of Darts finalist and multiple winner on the big stage.

Five-time World Champion Van Barneveld, meanwhile, will compete in the Auckland Darts Masters, Melbourne Darts Masters and Brisbane Darts Masters as the popular Dutch legend returns to the World Series, where he will also compete in Germany next week.

"This year's World Series of Darts is shaping up to be a thrilling set of tournaments and this announcement completes the PDC players who will compete in each event," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

"Michael Smith is enjoying his breakthrough year on the big stage after knocking on the door in recent times, and after having a taste of the World Series in 2017 has now got a great opportunity to light up the global stage.

"James and Raymond are two players who are known globally for their achievements and have vast experience around the world.

"Despite not being selected for the Premier League this year, James' attitude has been excellent and he has been a leading performer on the circuit.

"Raymond's profile makes him a massive draw in New Zealand and Australia, where he has previously reached World Series finals, and as the sport's elder statesman in playing terms will be a big drawcard for fans Down Under."

The world's top four players - Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross and Gary Anderson - will compete in all World Series of Darts events this year.

Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price will compete in Las Vegas and Shanghai, with each respective event featuring a series of eight regional qualifiers.

Australians Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson and Corey Cadby will compete in Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane, with seven Oceanic Representatives also set to qualify for the treble-header.

The German Darts Masters will take place on Friday May 25 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. For tickets, visit www.eventim.de.

The U.S. Darts Masters will be held on July 6-7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, and will be preceded on July 5 by the North American Championship. For tickets, visit www.pdc.tv/vegas.

The Shanghai Darts Masters will take place on July 13-14 at the Pullman Hotel, Shanghai South.

The Auckland Darts Masters will be held from August 3-5 at the Trusts Arena. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.co.nz.

The Melbourne Darts Masters will be held from August 10-12 at the Hisense Arena. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

The Brisbane Darts Masters will be held from August 17-19 at the BCEC. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

The World Series of Darts Finals will take place from November 2-4 at the Multiversum in Schwechat, Vienna, Austria. For tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.tv.

Day 3 Harrows Pro Tour Warilla NSW

Day 3 Harrows Pro Tour continues in Warilla NSW Sunday. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

Another win for Cadby in Warilla

Another win for Cadby as he defeats DPA International Player Loz Ryder
over 75 Players were in attendance competing for the Kelvin Boyland Memorial Trophy at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club

Pro Tour #8
Saturday 14th April 2018
Round Robin to Knockout
Top 4 off the sheet

Final
Loz Ryder 3-6 Corey Cadby

Top 4
Raymond O’Donnell 3-6 Loz Ryder
Corey Cadby 6-4 Tim Pusey

Top 8
Raymond O’Donnell 6-4 Bill Aitken
Loz Ryder 6-3 Steve MacArthur
Corey Cadby 6-2 Raymond Smith
Tim Pusey 6-1 Mark Colbongon

Top 16
Raymond O’Donnell 6-4 Andrew Eagers
John Bunyard 5-6 Bill Aitken
Tic Bridge 3-6 Loz Ryder
Lucas Cameron 5-6 Steve MacArthur
Gordon-Glen Mathers 3-6 Corey Cadby
Raymond Smith 6-4 Mark Taafe
Dean McGladdery 1-6 Tim Pusey
Mark Colbongon 6-4 Steve Fitzpatrick

Top 32
Raymond O’Donnell 4-1 Ash Britt
Andrew Eagers 4-2 Zinzan Clushaw
John Bunyard 4-2 Craig Prizeman
Bill Aitken 4-0 Greg Major
Tic Bridge 4-3 Leigh Giblin
Russell Stewart 1-4 Loz Ryder
Lucas Cameron 4-0 Mike Bonser
Steve MacArthur 4-3 James Bailey
Gordon-Glen Mathers 4-1 Graeme Lowe
Corey Cadby 4-0 Mick Lean
Raymond Smith 4-1 Jamie Hales
Mark Taafe 4-2 Jerry Weyman
Mick Lacey 2-4 Dean McGladdery
Tim Pusey 4-0 Adrian McDevitt
Mark Colbongon 4-3 Tremiane Gallagher
Steve Fitzpatrick 4-2 Kerry Allen

Board 1 & 2
Dean Mcgladdery
Steve Fitzpatrick
Kevin Luland
Kalani Hillman
Peter Primmer
Greg Major
Paul Emmerton
Marshall Allen
Tic Bridge
1st – Tic Bridge
2nd – Steve Fitzpatrick
3rd – Greg Major
4th – Dean McGladdery

Board 3 & 4
Andrew Eagers
Hayden Charlton
Craig Prizeman
Peter Hawkins
Lucas Grey
Lucas Cameron
Ian Dargan
Mick Lean
Judy Neaves
1st – Lucas Cameron
2nd – Andrew Eagers
3rd – Mick Lean
4th – Craig Prizeman

Board 5 & 6
Deb Soden
Clayton Collins
Kerry Allen
Chris Donaghy
Darren Wolter Gumley
Ash Britt
Mark Taafe
Mick Lacey
Jen Lange
1st – Mick Lacey
2nd – Mark Taafe
3rd – Kerry Allen
4th – Ash Britt

Board 7 & 8
Conan Genaras
Jake Howie
Leigh Giblin
John Bunyard
Jerry Weyman
Dennis Saro
Nathan Walsh
Rod Crawford
Russell Stewart
1st – John Bunyard
2nd – Russell Stewart
3rd – Jerry Weyman
4th – Leigh Giblin

Board 9 & 10
Adrian McDevitt
Nathan Simpson
Paul Hill
Jason Siefried
Simon Farrell
Tremaine Gallagher
Mark Colbongan
Steve Macarthur
Kim Anderson
1st – Mark Colbongon
2nd – Steve MacArthur
3rd – Adrian McDevitt
4th – Tremaine Gallagher

Board 11 & 12
John Riley
Darren Lane
Sapphire Allen
Gordon-Glen Mathers
Ryan Lynch
Jamie Hales
Jamie Budd
Trevor Targett
Loz Ryder
Tim Pusey
1st – Gordon-glen Mathers
2nd – Tim Pusey
3rd – Loz Ryder
4th – Jamie Hales

Board 13 & 14
Graeme Lowe
Kim Emmerton
Matt Clarke
Bill Aitken
Greg Walsh
Matt Leahy
Raymond Smith
Terrence Insley
Dave Williams
James Bailey
1st – Raymond Smith
2nd – Bill Aitken
3rd – James Bailey
4th – Graeme Lowe

Board 15 & 16
Troy Romando
Pat Dargan
Mike Bonser
Corey Cadby
Ray O’Donnell
Zinzan Culshaw
Daniel Sim
Steve TePaki
Dave Henricks
Bruce Stone
1st – Raymond O’Donnell
2nd – Corey Cadby
3rd – Zinzan Culshaw
4th – Mike Bonser

Players in Attendance – 75
Adrian McDevitt
Andrew Eagers
Ash Britt
Bill Aitken
Chris Donaghy
Clayton Collins
Corey Cadby
Craig Prizeman
Daniel Sim
Dave Henricks
Dave Williams
Dean McGladdery
Deb Soden
Dennis Saro
Jerry Weyman
Gordon-Glen Mathers
Graeme Lowe
Greg Major
Greg Walsh
Ian Dargan
James Bailey
Mark Colbongan
Jamie Hales
Jen Lange
John Bunyard
John Riley
Judy Neaves
Kevin Luland
Kim Anderson
Kim Emmerton
Leigh Giblin
Loz Ryder
Lucas Cameron
Lucas Grey
Mark Taafe
Matt Clarke
Matthew Leahy
Mick Lacey
Mick Lean
Mike Bonser
Patrick Dargan
Paul Emmerton
Raymond O’Donnell
Raymond Smith
Rod Crawford
Russell Stewart
Ryan Lynch
Steve Fitzpatrick
Steve MacArthur
Steve TePaki
Tic Bridge
Tim Pusey
Tremaine Gallagher
Trevor Taggart
Zinzan Culshaw
Kalani Hillman
Jamie Budd
Nathan Walsh
Kerry Allen
Marshall Allen
Conan Genaras
Troy Rimando
Darren Wolter-Gumley
Paul Hill
Bruce Stone
Peter Primmer
Sapphire Allen
Peter Hawkins
Hayden Charlton
Simon Farrell
Terrance Insley
Jason Siefried
Darren Lane
Nathan Simpson

Harrows Australia DPA ProTour Event #8 Kelvin Boyland Memorial

75 Players in attendance see to day competing for the Kelvin Boyland Memorial Trophy

Board 1 & 2
Dean Mcgladdery
Steve Fitzpatrick
Kevin Luland
Kalani Hillman
Peter Primmer
Greg Major
Paul Emmerton
Marshall Allen
Tic Bridge

Board 3 & 4
Andrew Eagers
Hayden Charlton
Craig Prizeman
Peter Hawkins
Lucas Grey
Lucas Cameron
Ian Dargan
Mick Lean
Judy Neaves

Board 5 & 6
Deb Soden
Clayton Collins
Kerry Allen
Chris Donaghy
Darren Wolter Gumley
Ash Britt
Mark Taafe
Mick Lacey
Jen Lange

Board 7 & 8
Conan Genaras
Jake Howie
Leigh Giblin
John Bunyard
Jerry Weyman
Dennis Saro
Nathan Walsh
Rod Crawford
Russell Stewart

Board 9 & 10
Adrian Mcdevitt
Nathan Simpson
Paul Hill
Jason Siefried
Simon Farrell
Tremaine Gallagher
Mark Colbongan
Steve Macarthur
Kim Anderson

Board 11 & 12
John Riley
Darren Lane
Sapphire Allen
GG Mathers
Ryan Lynch
Jamie Hales
Jamie Budd
Trevor Targett
Loz Ryder
Tim Pusey

Board 13 & 14
Graeme Lowe
Kim emmerton
Matt Clarke
Bill Aitken
Greg Walsh
Matt Leahy
Raymond Smith
Terry Insley
Dave Williams
James Bailey

Board 15 & 16
Troy Romando
Pat Dargan
Mike Bonser
Corey Cadby
Ray Odonnell
Zinzan Culshaw
Daniel Sim
Steve Te Paki
Dave Henricks
Bruce Stone

Cadby Takes Win in Warilla

On Friday night the 7th leg of the Harrows Pro Tour of 2018 was held at Warilla Bowls and Recreation club. It also marked the annual awarding of the Joe Seymour trophy as well as points going towards World Series of Darts qualification. It was Corey Cadby and Lucas Cameron in the final for the night and high class darts were once more on display.
Cadby started the final with a maximum before Cameron scored 140. A 135 visit from Cadby put him in control and with another ton visit he left 86 but on his next visit missed the bull for the leg. Two darts were enough to give Cadby the first leg. A pair of 96 starts on the Cameron throw was then replicated by both players. A 140 from Cameron could not be matched by Cadby with 99. A 96 left Cadby on 114 which he converted at his next visit. With a break under his belt Cadby opened with 85 and 134 which Cameron then matched. A poorer visit from Cadby was not punished by Cameron and 134 left him on 108 which he could not convert on his next visit but was able to do so with another two darts. 3-0 and things looked bad as Cameron opened with a 97 but his opponent hit 140 to move back over a 100 match average. A 140 visit from Cameron put him back in the leg, helped by a 41 visit from Cadby. Another 140 left Cameron chasing 84. A 133 left Cadby on 106. Cameron then left 33 as Cadby left 46. Cameron took out the fourth leg with two darts on his next visit. 3-1.
Cadby missed a chance to go three legs up again as 64 left him on 25. Cameron could not take out 140 but Cadby then missed at his next visit as Cameron came back to take his second leg on the trot. He then opened with an 82 but Cadby clicked back into gear with a 134 which was all but matched by his opponent at the next visit. 100 left Cadby on 267 as 83 moved Cameron to 203. 97 set up a second 170 opportunity for Cadby in the match as Cameron scored 171 to leave 32. Cadby missed the bull for the big fish and Cameron tied the match up after six legs.
A 140 start from Cadby on throw was almost matched by Cameron. 100 from Cadby and 140 from Cameron looked good until Cadby hit his second maximum for the match to leave 81. 57 was not enough and Cameron chased 124 but left 32. Cadby got the required 24 with his second dart to lead 4-3.
Cameron then opened with his first maximum of the match as a follow up of 93 left him on 228. Cameron left tops for the match after a couple of visits and with Cadby on 61 Cameron converted with tops to move the match to 4-4.
Cadby opened with 140 in the ninth leg and Cameron disappointed on his next visit. Cadby rubbed salt in with another visit of 140 (pushing his average over 100 again.) On 128 Cadby scored 56 and then 32 with his next visit. Cameron was well behind so Cadby had his shot at tops which he took with the first dart of his next visit.
Cameron opened with 70 to give his opponent a chance of a break in the next leg although Cadby did not take full advantage straight away. A 140 from Cadby mid leg left him needing 142. With Cameron well behind he set up a 44 which he took out at his next visit to win the match 6-4.
The semi-finals had been fairly close. Corey Cadby took an early lead in the first match, building on an opening leg win by breaking Raymond O’Donnell in the second leg. With O’Donnell on 150 Cadby was then able to hold for a three leg lead with tops. He then broke the throw of O’Donnell a second time. At 5-0 up O’Donnell avoided a white wash by winning a leg and then secured a second leg with double 16. A similar check out on the next leg would have concerned Cadby as the score now read 5-3. O’Donnell then grabbed another leg but was unable to take it to an elimination leg as Cadby secured a 6-4 victory and a place in the final.
In the second semi-final Lucas Cameron won the first leg but on throw Dave Marland equalised in the next. A poor visit left Marland on 126 in leg three but Cameron was not in a position to take full advantage. Marland could not take out the leg on his next visit and Cameron made him pay to lead 2-1. A double 5 put Marland back on even terms once again, this time at two legs each. Against the throw Marland chased 161 in the next leg but a bounce out did not help as he left 121. With his opponent on 40 Marland missed bull for the leg and Cameron took the leg out instead.
Marland then had to check out 115 but left 72 as Cameron left 12 from his next visit. Marland had a poor second throw on his next visit which cost him a check out and Cameron took full advantage, grabbing a break of throw and a 4-2 lead. Another bounce out in the next leg cost Marland once more as Cameron went three legs clear, 5-2. A 139 left Marland on 62 in the next leg which he took out on his next visit. Three shots at tops were not converted by Cameron but with Marland only moving to 64 Cameron was able to take out the required darts in the ninth leg to win the match 6-3.
Corey Cadby took an early lead in the first, building on an opening leg win by breaking Ramond O’Donnell in the second leg. With O’Donnell on 150 Cadby was then able to hold for a three leg lead with tops. He then broke the throw of O’Donnell a second time. At 5-0 up O’Donnell avoided a white wash by winning a leg and then secured a second leg with double 16. A similar check out on the next leg would have concerned Cadby as the score now read 5-3. O’Donnell then grabbed another leg but was unable to take it to an elimination leg and Cadby secured a 6-4 victory and a place in the final against Cameron.
In quarter final one Corey Cadby had comprehensively defeated local Warilla star Clayton Collins 6-1. Shire resident Dave Marland, who has enjoyed a lot of success at Warilla in recent years, continued his strong record with a 6-2 victory over Raymond Smith, who led the series before the weekend. After falling behind early in his match with Steve Macarthur, Lucas Cameron came home strongly and moved a leg away from the win before Macarthur stopped the rot to tie the match up at 5 legs each. After four attempts at double 16 Cameron was able to secure the quarter final 6-5. The final match in the round Bill Aitken went to an early lead only for Raymond O’Donnell to turn the match on its head and take it out six legs to four.
The tables had been very strong with the calibre demonstrated by board finals of GG Mathers v Corey Cadby, Daniel Sim v Lucas Cameron, John Bunyard v Steve Macarthur, Ray O’Donnell v Mick Lean, Tremaine Gallagher v Bill Aitken, Ray Smith v Steve Fitzpatrick, David Marland v James Bailey, and Clayton Collins v David Williams.
The Joe Seymour trophy was awarded to at the end of a night, a worthy winner of such a strong competition.

Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club
Pro Tour #7
Friday 13th April 2018
Knockout
Final 63
BYE v Jerry Weyman
Raymond O’Donnell v Patrick Dargan
Mick Lean v Greg Major
Russell Stewart v Jake Howie
Loz Ryder v Tremaine Gallagher
Judy Neaves v Adrian McDevitt
Bill Aitken v Jen Lange
Matt Leahy v Mick Lacey
Chris Donaghy v Judith Bell
Kim Emmerton v Clayton Collins
Dave Williams v Lucas Grey
Paul Hill v Kevin Luland
Ryan Lynch v Deb Soden
Rod Crawford v Gordon-Glen Mathers
Leigh Giblin v Steve TePaki
Corey Cadby v Mark Colbon
John Riley v Brian Mccann
Jamie Rogers v John Bunyard
Steve MacArthur v Dean McGladdery
Andrew Eagers v Tim Pusey
Kim Anderson v Daniel Sim
Dave Henricks v Matt Clarke
Tic Bridge v Zinzan Culshaw
Ash Britt v Lucas Cameron
Craig Prizeman v James Doherty
James Bailey v Ian Dargan
Dennis Saro v Mark Taafe
Dave Marland v Jamie Hales
Paul Emmerton v Greg Walsh
Raymond Smith v Mike Bonser
Trevor Taggart v Stefan Cubrilovic
Steve Fitzpatrick v Graeme Lowe
Final 32
Jerry Weyman v Raymond O’Donnell
Mick Lean v Russell Stewart
Tremaine Gallagher v Adrian McDevitt
Bill Aitken v Mick Lacey
Chris Donaghy v Clayton Collins
Dave Williams v Kevin Luland
Ryan Lynch v Gordon-Glen Mathers
Steve TePaki v Corey Cadby
John Riley v John Bunyard
Steve MacArthur v Tim Pusey
Daniel Sim v Dave Henricks
Tic Bridge v Lucas Cameron
Craig Prizeman v James Bailey
Mark Taafe v Dave Williams
Greg Walsh v Raymond Smith
Stefan Cubrilovic v Steve Fitzpatrick
Final 16
Raymond O’Donnell v Mick Lean
Tremaine Gallagher v Bill Aitken
Clayton Collins v Dave Williams
Gordon-Glen Mathers v Corey Cadby
John Bunyard v Steve MacArthur
Daniel Sim v Lucas Cameron
James Bailey v Dave Marland
Raymond Smith v Steve Fitzpatrick
Final 8
Raymond O’Donnell v Bill Aitken
Clayton Collins v Corey Cadby
Steve MacArthur v Lucas Cameron
Dave Marland v Raymond Smith
Final 4
Raymond O’Donnell v Corey Cadby
Lucas Cameron v Dave Marland
Final
Corey Cadby v Lucas Cameron
Winner
Corey Cadby
Players in Attendance – 63
Judy Neaves
Corey Cadby
Patrick Dargan
Trevor Taggart
Chris Donaghy
John Riley
Steve TePaki
Craig Prizeman
James Doherty
Ryan Lynch
Mike Bonser
Tic Bridge
Lucas Cameron
Kim Anderson
Russell Stewart
Lucas Grey
Leigh Giblin
Adrian McDevitt
Mark Taafe
Tremaine Gallagher
Clayton Collins
Dean McGladdery
Bill Aitken
Paul Emmerton
Kim Emmerton
Gordon-Glen Mathers
Mick Lacey
Greg Major
Dave Marland
Paul Hill
Graeme Lowe
Jamie Rogers
Deb Soden
Ian Dargan
Steve Fitzpatrick
Tim Pusey
Loz Ryder
Jamie Hales
Mark Colbon
Raymond O’Donnell
Dennis Saro
Ash Britt
John Bunyard
Daniel Sim
Steve MacArthur
Judith Bell
Jen Lange
Andrew Eagers
Mathew Leahy
Zinzan Culshaw
Dave Williams
James Bailey
Jake Howie
Kevin Luland
Gerry Weyman
Matt Clarke
Dave Henricks
Mick Lean
Stefan Cubrilovic
Raymond Smith
Greg Walsh
Rod Crawford
Brian Mccann

FRIDAY NIGHT AT WARILLA

Dartplayers Australia return to warilla this weekend for the continuation of the Harrows DPA PRO tour. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

ERIC BRISTOW PASSES AWAY

THE Professional Darts Corporation is deeply saddened to announce that five-time World Champion Eric Bristow MBE passed away on Thursday evening following a heart attack.

Arguably the sport’s first superstar player, Bristow, 60, was World Champion five times between 1980-1986 and also won five World Masters titles during an outstanding career.

Bristow was one of the founder players when the PDC (then World Darts Council) was formed in 1993 as the sport's leading stars broke away from the British Darts Organisation.

The 60-year-old was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2005 alongside great rival John Lowe, and since retiring from competition at the end of 2007 remained a popular figure on the exhibition circuit.
Bristow also worked as a TV pundit and spotter for Sky Sports, was awarded the MBE for his services to sport in 1989 and appeared on ITV's "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here" in 2012.

Born in east London on April 25 1957, Bristow later relocated to Staffordshire where he proved instrumental in the development of the Phil Taylor as a sponsor and mentor during the early stages of the eventual 16-time World Champion's career.

Taylor went on to defeat Bristow in the 1990 World Championship final, while a 6-0 defeat to Dennis Priestley the following year proved to be his last appearance in a televised final. His final World Championship, in 2000, was his 23rd of an illustrious career which saw him win over 70 professional titles in total.

In 1989, he married Jane Bristow with whom he had two children, Louise in 1991 and James in 1993.

Bristow’s subsequent battle against dartitis was overcome briefly when he reached the semi-finals of the 1997 PDC World Championship, and after making intermittent appearances on the circuit in the following years he competed for a final time on the PDC circuit in 2007.

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn led the tributes to Bristow, stating: “Eric will always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport. He was a tremendous player and a huge character and even after his retirement fans would travel for miles to meet him and see him play.

“Eric was never afraid of controversy, but he spoke as he found and was honest and straightforward which is what people admired about him. The PDC, and the sport of darts, will miss him.”

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