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Darts News for December 2012

Taylor apology to Van Barneveld

31 December 2012 | BBC Darts
Phil Taylor apologises to Raymond van Barneveld after an altercation at the end of their PDC darts semi-final....

I'm ashamed, admits Taylor

31 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor has admitted he is ashamed of his actions following his semi-final victory over Raymond van Barneveld in the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace....

Taylor hails 'phenomenal' MVG

31 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor believes it is going to take a "massive effort" from him to defeat Michael van Gerwen and claim his 16th World Championship title on New Year's Day....

Van Gerwen - A dream come true

31 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Michael van Gerwen admits reaching his maiden PDC World Darts Championship final is a "dream come true" - and he is now focused on overcoming Phil Taylor in Tuesday night's eagerly-anticipated showdow...

Barney ready for Taylor clash

30 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Raymond van Barneveld is looking forward to locking horns with his old rival Phil Taylor in the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on Sunday evening....

Van Gerwen books final spot

30 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Michael van Gerwen hit the second nine-darter of this year's PDC World Championship to help book his place in Tuesday's final with a 6-4 victory over James Wade....

Taylor takes out Van Barneveld

30 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor staved off a storming fightback from Raymond van Barneveld to triumph 6-4 and book a PDC World Championship final showdown with Michael van Gerwen at Alexandra Palace....

Wade scrapes into semis

29 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
World number three James Wade came through a thrilling clash with Wes Newton 5-4 to reach his third PDC World Championship semi-final at Alexandra Palace....

Mighty Mike knocks out Lewis

29 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Michael van Gerwen dethroned reigning two-time champion Adrian Lewis to reach the semi-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship in one of the greatest matches ever played inside Alexandra Palace....

Magical Barney stuns Wizard

28 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Raymond van Barneveld progressed to the semi-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship as he produced an awesome performance to thrash Simon Whitlock 5-1....

Power surges past Hamilton

28 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor was in ruthless mood as he trounced Andy Hamilton 5-0 to set up a semi-final with Raymond van Barneveld at the PDC World Darts Championship....

Whitlock edges Chizzy thriller

27 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Simon Whitlock hit a 152 checkout as he battled back in the final set to progress to the quarter-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship....

Gritty van Gerwen marches on

27 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Michael van Gerwen made light of a foot injury to beat Colin Lloyd and book his place in the quarter-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship and was joined in the final eight by compatriot Raymond ...

Van Gerwen: Taylor is beatable

26 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Michael van Gerwen insists that Phil Taylor can be beaten at the PDC World Darts Championship, but says anyone hoping to do so must be at the top of their game....

Nine-dart joy for Winstanley

23 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
This year's PDC World Championship saw its first nine-darter on Sunday as Dean Winstanley threw the perfect leg in his second round clash with Vincent van der Voort....

Wade on song to sink Beaton

23 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
James Wade eased into the last 16 of the PDC World Championship with a 4-2 victory over Steve Beaton at Alexandra Palace on Sunday....

Taylor powers on through

23 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor will face Andy Hamilton in the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship after a 4-0 demolition job on Robert Thornton, while Michael van Gerwen survived a scare to keep his title chall...

Van Barneveld eases through

22 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Raymond van Barneveld booked his place in the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship with a 4-1 victory over Ireland's Brendan Dolan....

Newton through in some style

22 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Wes Newton delivered a statement of intent as he thrashed Scott Rand 4-0 to secure his place in the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship....

Anderson survives Bowles scare

21 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Fourth seed Gary Anderson survived a major scare before progressing into the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship at the expense of gutsy qualifier John Bowles....

Sudden death Thornton through

21 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Robert Thornton won a dramatic sudden-death clash against Paul Nicholson to reach the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship on Friday night, while Terry Jenkins also progressed....

Mighty Mike up and running

20 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Michael Van Gerwen overcame the determined challenge of veteran Paul Lim in the opening round of the PDC World Championship....

Priestley bows out

19 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Dennis Priestley may have played his final match at the PDC World Championship after losing against Ronnie Baxter at Alexandra Palace....

King ousted at Ally Pally

18 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Mervyn King crashed out of the PDC World Darts Championship at the first hurdle after an epic 3-2 defeat to former BDO runner-up Dean Winstanley at Alexandra Palace....

Wade makes opening statement

17 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
World number three James Wade began his latest quest for a maiden PDC World Darts Championship title with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Peter Hudson at Alexandra Palace on Monday night....

Van Barneveld lays down marker

16 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Raymond van Barneveld was back to his brilliant best in the PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace on Sunday....

Hendriks and Gurney bag upsets

15 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Jerry Hendriks and qualifier Daryl Gurney are the surprise names into the second round of the 2013 World Championships at the Alexandra Palace....

Easy win for misfiring Power

15 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor cruised into the second round of the World Darts Championship with a 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland's Michael Mansell at Alexandra Palace....

Lewis pushed at the Palace

14 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Adrian Lewis overcame a sluggish start to open the defence of his World Darts Championship title with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Gino Vos at Alexandra Palace....

Hubbard set for World Darts debut

13 December 2012 | BBC Darts
Norfolk's James Hubbard hopes advice from training partner Mervyn King will help him in his PDC World Darts debut....

Darts is back!

13 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
The PDC World Darts Championship is back and this year is a special occasion with the 20th edition of the event being screened live on Sky Sports once again....

Taylor out to upstage Jackpot

13 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor is planning to spoil Adrian Lewis' bid for a third straight World Championship win and claim a 16th title of his own....

Ally Pally schedule

12 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Click here for the draw brackets for the World Darts Championship 2013...

Lewis going for third title

10 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
With the World Darts Championship starting this Friday at Alexandra Palace, defending champion Adrian Lewis is bidding to win his third consecutive title....

Lewis hopes to be hat-trick hero

06 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Adrian Lewis is confident he can win his third World Darts Championship title in a row despite a few troubles on the oche....

Taylor looking to keep playing

05 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor has played down suggestions his illustrious career could be coming to an end ahead of the 2013 World Darts Championship....

Lewis straight into action

05 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Reigning champion Adrian Lewis will spearhead the action on the opening night of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship....

Mansell test for Taylor at Worlds

04 December 2012 | BBC Darts
England's 15-time winner Phil Taylor will play Michael Mansell in the first round of the PDC World Darts Championship....

Lewis faces Vos in first round

04 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Adrian Lewis will begin the defence of his PDC World Darts Championship against Gino Vos, while Phil Taylor has been drawn against Michael Mansell....

Trophy named after Sid Waddell

04 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Players at the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship will be playing for a new piece of silverware over Christmas, with the new trophy now aptly named in honour of legendary commentator Sid Waddell....

Taylor comeback stuns Hammer

02 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor came from 9-5 down to beat Andy Hamilton and book his place in the semi-finals of the Players Championships Finals in Minehead....

Taylor bags third Players win

02 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Phil Taylor won his third Cash Converters Players Championship Finals title by sweeping to a 13-6 win over outsider Kim Huybrechts....

Anderson sees off Thornton

01 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Gary Anderson overcame a slow start to beat Robert Thornton 10-6 in the second round of the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals in Minehead....

Pure wizardry from Whitlock

01 December 2012 | Sky Sports Darts
Australian Simon Whitlock turned on the style in the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals with a 10-1 romp against Ronnie Baxter, as Phil Taylor denied Adrian Lewis a dream win at the Butlins M...