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UK Darts News

Jan 15

One hundred and eighty – a darts photo essay

Photographer Alicia Canter went to the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green to sample the unique atmosphere of the BDO ChampionshipsThe BDO World Darts championships is one of the two annual world professional darts championships, the other being the…

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Jan 05

Sports quiz of the week: FA Cup derbies, record breakers and Coldplay

Who lived the life? Who ruled Liverpool? And who rued a missed opportunity?• The big sports quiz of the year 2017Everton face Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup. They have met twice in the final of the competition. Which player scored twice in …

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Jan 02

Phil Taylor tips Rob Cross to dominate darts but throws a final warning

• Retiring legend says he lacks the energy to rule the world any more• ‘There’s a few players I wouldn’t go to the back garden and watch’In the end, it was time. Phil Taylor left the sport he dominated since the early 90s admitting he could no longer m…

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Jan 02

The trip that turned Rob Cross from pub player to world darts champion | Rob Smyth

In February 2016 Rob Cross drove the 170 miles from Hastings to Norwich – the trip was the first step on the journey that ended with him toppling Phil Taylor on Monday nightOn a good day, the drive from Hastings to Norwich takes around three and half h…

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Jan 01

Rob Cross storms to PDC darts title to deny Phil Taylor fairytale finish

• No20 seed finishes with five treble 18s then a double 16• Rob Cross takes first world title, Phil Taylor retires with 16The former electrician Rob Cross turned off “The Power” for the final time as he denied the retiring Phil Taylor a 17th world titl…

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Jan 01

Rob Cross beats Phil Taylor 7-2 to win PDC World Darts Championship – as it happened

The 27-year-old world championship debutant thrashed the retiring 16-time world champion on an extraordinary night at Alexandra Palace 10.17pm GMT Phil Taylor walks off the stage for the final time to the soundtrack of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida – a song,…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jan/01/rob-cross-v-phil-taylor-pdc-world-darts-championship-final-live

Dec 31

Debutant Rob Cross stuns Michael van Gerwen to set up final with Phil Taylor

• No20 seed Cross beats defending champion in sudden-death leg• Taylor beats Jamie Lewis 6-1 in his final world championshipWorld championship debutant Rob Cross will face 16-time champion Phil Taylor in Monday’s final after the No20 seed shocked world…

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Dec 29

Phil Taylor beats Gary Anderson to keep World Championship fairytale alive

• Michael van Gerwen sees off Raymond van Barneveld in thriller• Jamie Lewis storms into semis with Darren Webster whitewashPhil Taylor held off a spirited fightback from Gary Anderson to move closer to a dream World Darts Championship final against th…

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Dec 28

Phil Taylor beats Keegan Brown to keep World Championship darts dream alive

• Taylor will play Gary Anderson in quarter-finals after 4-0 win over Brown• Jamie Lewis, Darren Webster, Rob Cross and Dimitri Van den Bergh also winPhil Taylor kept alive his hopes of winning a 17th and final World Championship title by cruising into…

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Dec 28

Michael van Gerwen holds off Gerwyn Price in World Championship darts

• Defending champion survives scare to win 4-2• Dutchman faces Van Barneveld in next roundMichael van Gerwen, the defending champion, survived a scare to book his place in the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship. He defeated Gerwyn Price 4-2 a…

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Dec 27

Beer, arrows and a hell of a Christmas party: a world darts night at Ally Pally | Andy Bull

The PDC says world championship is festive pilgrimage for fans because of ‘atmosphere created to go along with the show players put on up on the oche’It should take around 12 hours to drive from Frankfurt to London, unless you set off early and travel …

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Dec 24

John Henderson storms past Daryl Gurney in World Championship shock

• Scottish thrower sees off world number four ‘Superchin’ 4-2• Henderson will meet Rob Cross after Cross beat 13th seed Michael SmithJohn Henderson stunned the world number four Daryl Gurney by knocking him out of the William Hill PDC World Championshi…

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Dec 22

Paul Lim agonisingly close to another nine-dart finish at PDC Championships

• Lim missed a double 12, 27 years after recording the first nine-darter• Ladbrokes apologise after offensive tweet about Sky presenterPaul Lim fell agonisingly short of adding another nine-dart finish to his collection as he exited the PDC World Darts…

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Dec 21

Peter Wright sees off World Championship’s first Brazilian Diogo Portela

• ‘Snakebite’ finds form after health scare in November• Darren Webster to face Simon Whitlock but Kim Huybrechts outPeter Wright firmly brushed aside any fitness concerns as he beat Diogo Portela in the first round of the William Hill World Championsh…

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Dec 19

Adrian Lewis beaten by Kevin Münch in latest world championship upset

• German qualifier upsets former PDC world champion 3-1• Raymond van Barneveld progresses in straight setsThe No7 seed Adrian Lewis, a former PDC world champion, was dumped out by the qualifier Kevin Münch in the latest first-round shock at this year’s…

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Dec 18

63-year-old Paul Lim shocks Mark Webster in World Championship thriller

• Singapore’s Lim beats former BDO champion in five sets• Mensur Suljovic and Daryl Gurney reach second round63-year-old Paul Lim rolled back the years with a sensational 3-2 first round victory over former BDO world champion Mark Webster at Alexandra …

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