Back to the future

The mini-series ends with a look ahead to the key questions of 2013 – who will win the World Cup, who’s likely to have a good year, and what will Rod Harrington have to say about it? PDC Chief Exec Matt Porter and BDO Comms Director Robert Holmes tell us of their plans, plus there’s a virgin speech and Deta …

Lakeside changes give BDO opportunity to shine

Shortly before the first dart was thrown at Lakeside earlier this month, the British Darts Organisation (BDO) released two significant pieces of news. Firstly, the 2014 World Championships will feature an additional 8 players, selected from ranking tables from across the globe – helping to ensure that the tournament, at least in the early rounds, will no longer resemble a …

A Lakeside special (with extra chips)

We’re at the Lakeside to celebrate all things BDO at the 2013 World Championship – and are joined by two World Champions, Wesley Harms, Richie George, TV’s Scott Mitchell and Robbie Green, amongst others. Prepare to be dazzled (although it goes on a bit!)

Another PDC year over, a new BDO one just begun

We wrap up the Ally Pally world champs in the company of Raymond van Barneveld, pay a visit to  the PDC Awards Dinner, discuss the new Premier League with Wes Newton, say hello to another year at Lakeside, and bring back Threux Sans Frontieres – all in 44 minutes.

Reputational issues the least predictable portion of PDC 2013 World Championship

The most open world championship that the PDC has staged ended at London’s Alexandra Palace on New Year’s Day in the most predictable of fashions. Number 1 seed and tournament favourite Phil Taylor secured his 16th title, defeating second favourite and the form player of 2012, Michael van Gerwen, in a final that excited initially, before The Power surged to …

PDC semi-finals night

Nine-darters, oche altercations and Tricky D’s replacements revealed – Ally Pally semi-finals night does not disappoint.

The end of round one

Our review of the first round of the 2013 PDC world championship is in the company of one of the forty players who have gone home (Mervyn King), and three who still have designs on picking up the trophy (Dean Winstanley, Wes Newton and Steve Beaton). Plus, we get to the bottom of John Part’s mural madness, and check out …

Ally Pally opening night

Following literally tens of requests, we’re back with a whimper and an episode recorded entirely in the chaos of the opening night of the PDC world championship. Ady Lewis pops along for a chat, Paul Nicholson talks pecks, bullies and being the bad guy, and we review the last year and preview the next three weeks. It’s good to be …

Unpredictable year of darts leaves the PDC world championship wide open

The holiday seasons commences this weekend with the opening night of the Professional Darts Corporation world championships taking place at Alexandra Palace in London. From Friday through to New Year’s Day, seventy-two men representing 20 countries will be whittled away until one name becomes 2013’s first world champion. Whatever their identity, it will be something of a surprise – for …

Michael van Gerwen crowned as PDC’s brightest new star

A fantastic final fight-back by Dutchman Michael van Gerwen in Dublin at the World Grand Prix on Sunday night rescued what had, until the closing match, been the least compelling PDC major tournament for some time. Lacklustre crowds on the opening nights, high profile early casualties, and one-sided semi- finals gave the commentary team some serious work to do (and …