Moon Darts – Unibet Masters

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PDC Unibet Masters

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PDC Unibet Masters Final (Best of 21 legs)

AT STADIUM MK, MILTON KEYNES

Michael Van Gerwin (Netherlands) 11

Raymond Van Barneveld (Netherlands) 9

Michael Van Gerwin had to come from behind to claim his fourth Masters title against compatriot Raymond Van Berneveld. Barney took out 76 for the first break of the contest easing to a 4-1 lead early on. 11 and 12 dart legs back to back brought Van Gerwin back all square at 5-5 but Van Barneveld hit back again reeling off three straight legs to lead 8-5.

Van Gerwin fresh from avenging his Word title defeat against Rob Cross was not to let this one go and from then on turned on the style. He broke back and then hit a 124 finish including a final bull to move ahead for the first time at 9-8.From there Van Barneveld could only take one more leg as Van Gerwin took the title with a 12 dart finish to complete an 11-9 win.

An all Dutch final in the first big tournament since the World Championship suggests both of these men will be tough to beat going forward. Ven Gerwin will be delighted to get back to winning ways.

Full report (pdc.tv)

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Moon Sport Round Up

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Darts

PDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

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Rob Cross (England) 7

Phil Taylor (England) 2

At The Alexandra Palace, Harringay, London

There was no fairytale ending for Phil Taylor as he was crushed in his final ever match by Rob Cross, a 27 year old who had only been playing professionally for a year. Cross had beaten Michael Van Gerwin in an epic Semi Final but showed no signs of fatigue taking the first three sets before Taylor got on the board which included checkouts of 167 and 153.

Taylor had a chance to get back to 3-2 but missed a double 12 in the key leg and Cross punished it. Cross then blitzed through another two sets to go one away at 6-1.Taylor won the eighth set 3-0 but there was to be no comeback. Cross claimed the title with a 140 checkout which fittingly personified his entire performance.

Cross averaged over 107 and in some ways had done to Taylor what the Power has done to countless opponents over the years. Can Cross become the new long term face of darts? Who knows, but with young Jamie Lewis also reaching his first World Championship Semi Final along with the emergence of Cross, the long term future of Darts looks in good hands as the old master bows out.

Full Report (pdc.tv)

Cricket

1ST ODI – Pakistan Tour of New Zealand

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1ST ODI – AT THE BASIN RESERVE, WELLINGTON

New Zealand 315-7 (50) (Williamson 115, Munro 58, Nicholls 50)

Pakistan 166-6 (30.1) (Zaman 82*)

NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 61 RUNS (D/L) AND LEAD THE SERIES 1-0

Kane Williamson was the star as his 115 led New Zealand to victory in a rain hit match in Wellington. Colin Munro and Henry Nichols also added half centuries as New Zealand put 315 on the board. Pakistan never got close to their adjusted target after a rain delay. Despite the efforts of Fakhar Zaman with 82 Not Out, the hosts were always in control. Tim Southee took three wickets for New Zealand as they ran out easy winners in the end.

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Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

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Tennis

Hopman Cup Final

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Switzerland 2

Germany 1

At The Perth Arena, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Roger Federer led the way as Switzerland claimed their third Hopman Cup trophy in Perth. Facing Germany in the Final. Federer came from a set down to beat Alexader Zvarev to give Switzerland the lead. Germany leveled through Angelique Kerber beating Belinda Bencic.

This set up a doubles decider with the rules changed as it is four games not six to a set. The Swiss pair took it in straight sets with Federer paying tribute to Martina Hingis, who he said had a huge influence on his own belief that someone from a nation like Switzerland can have a great career in the game.

Full Report (ESPN)

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Moon of Liberty Darts – Players Championship 17 & 18

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PDC Darts

Players Championship Final Round 17 – K Anderson v Painter

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Kyle Anderson claimed a maiden title in the 17th Round of the Players Championship in Barnsley. He faced Kevin Painter in the final who was in his first main circuit tournament final for four years. Anderson began with a bang taking out 148 to break in the first leg and then went on to claim another break to take a 3-0 lead. 

Anderson then held again and went one away from a whitewash missing the third dart in an attempt to take out another 148 but was able to return and hit double 14 with his next dart. Painter avoided a whitewash by finishing off an impressive 128 to put himself finally on the board. He held to make it 5-2 and prolong the contest but that was as far it it went as Anderson won the eighth leg to wrap up the 6-2 victory over The Artist.

It ended the perfect day for the Australian who earlier in the day hit a perfect nine dart finish in he last 16 in his win against Ronny Huybrechts. 

Full Report (pdc.tv)

Player Championship Final Round 18 – Chisnall v North

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It was third time lucky in 2017 for Dave Chisnall who claimed his first tour title of 2017 in Round 18 of the Players Championship. Having lost two finals this year experience was the key as he faced Swindon’s Richard North. North had never been in a final before but showed few nerves as he moved into a 3-1 lead early on.

Chisnall broke back with a 107 checkout to make it 3-3 and then held twice more to move within one of the title at 5-4. North was not done however and took the match all the way with a brilliant 144 finish under pressure. North had a finish to win it but could not take out 155, allowing Chisnall in to hit double 10 for the victory.

The tour moves down under next for tournaments in Australia and New Zealand. 

Full Report (pdc.tv)

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PDC Darts Results

Players Championship 17 Final (Best of 11 legs)At the Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley

Kyle Anderson (Australia) 6Kevin Painter (England) 2

Players Championship 18 Final (Best of 11 legs)At the Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley

Dave Chisnall (England) 6Richard North (England) 5

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Moon Of Liberty Darts – UK Open

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PDC World Darts

UK Open Final in Minehead

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Wright Takes his first major title

In a week of surprises Alan Norris continued his fine form after his win at the Players Championship last week to reach the Semi-Final, Gerwyn Price reached his first final, but the title went to the best player of the tournament, Scotland’s Peter Wright who having been beaten in this event for the last two years, too his first major title.

Two ton plus checkouts saw Wright take an early 3-0 lead over Welshman Price. Maintaining a 100 average through, Wright raced into a 7-2 lead before Price his a run of four out of five to close to 8-6. Wright broke to take a three leg advantage with a key 86 checkout and then took control to take the next to to complete the 11-6 victory, and a title he has been so close to for so long.

Report (PDC.tv)

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Darts Results

UK OpenAt Butlins, Minehead

Semi Finals (Best of 21)

Peter Wright (Scotland) 11Darryl Gurney (Northern Ireland) 5

Alan Norris (England) 9Gerwyn Price (Wales) 11

FINAL (Best of 21)

Peter Wright (Scotland) 11Gerwyn Price (Wales) 6

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Moon Of Liberty Darts – Players Championship Round 1 & 2

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Darts – Players Championship

Players Championship Final 1 – Norris v Jacques

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Norris the surprise winner of the first round

Alan Norris and peter Jacques were the surprise finalists in the first round of the Players Championship in the Saturday tournament. Jacques a postman from Huddersfield, does not even have a tour card but had a wonderful run, but his luck ran out in the final. Norris hit a 180 with his first throw and took the lead with a 13 dart finish. He then took the next two legs before Jacques finally got on the board. Norris recovered however to take the next three with finished of 72 and 74 to take the win 6-1 and get off to a flying start in the overall standings.

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Players Championship Final 2 – Anderson v Wright

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Anderson wins battle of the Scots

Gary Anderson took his first ranking title of the year winning round 2 of the Players Championship in Barnsley. Facing fellow Scotsman Peter Wright in the final, he punished Wright for missing a double in the first leg and then raced away to a 4-0 lead. A 76 finish saw Wright get on the board but Anderson hit his third 180 and an 11 darter to hit straight back, going on to win the next to complete a 6-1 victory. Anderson has had a solid start to the season but this is his first ranking title, the first of many on this form.

Report (PDC.tv)

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Darts Results

Players Championship Final 1 – At The Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley 

Alan Norris (England) 6 Peter Jacques (England) 1

Players Championship Final 1 – At The Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley

Gary Anderson (Scotland) 6Peter Wright (Scotland) 1

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Moon Of Liberty Darts – UK Masters

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PDC Darts

UK Masters Final – Van Gerwin v Anderson

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Mighty Mike marches on to win third straight Masters title

Newly crowned World Champion Michael Van Gerwin has added the UK Masters again to his collection. In a rematch of the World final he again got the better of Scotsman Gary Anderson in Milton Keynes. Van Gerwin set the tone from the off with a 177 and broke straight away to take the first two legs. Anderson kept in touch at 6-4 but Van Gerwin then broke again taking three of the next five legs to take a 9-6 lead. The next two were shared to put Van Gerwin one away. In the 18th leg Anderson had chances but missed doubles allowing the Dutchman to finish it off with a 121 finish averaging a huge 109. On this form it will be a long year for Van Gerwin’s opponents. 

Full Report (PDC.tv)

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PDC Darts

UK Masters Darts At Arena MK, Milton Keynes

Semi-Finals (Best of 21 Legs)

Gary Anderson (Scotland) 11Phil Taylor (England) 9

Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 11Adrian Lewis (England) 5

FINAL (Best of 21 Legs)

Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 11Gary Anderson (Scotland) 7

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Moon Of Liberty Darts – BDO World Championship

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BDO Darts World Championship Final – Durrant v Noppert

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BDO title heads to Teeside after impressive win for Durrant

Glen Durrant is the new BDO World Darts champion after a 7-3 win against Dutchman Danny Noppert. Noppert broke in the third set to lead 2-1 early on but Durrant hit back by taking the next two. Noppert held his throw to hold onto the sixth set to level but from then on Durrant took control. He took the next three sets with ease to lead 6-3 as Noppert’s confidence appeared to drain. Durrant was given a fight in the tenth set as he was broken twice in the set but he broke straight back both time and held his throw in the decider to complete a 7-3 with with an average of just over 93 and 12 maximum 180’s. He said afterwards his inspiration was watching the legendary final between Eric Bristow and Jocky Wilson, Durrant joins those great names on the BDO trophy as he takes it north to Teeside.

Full Report (Sporting Life)

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DARTS

BDO Darts World Championship – At The Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green

Semi Finals (Best of 11 Sets)

Glen Durrant (England) 6 – Jamie Hughes (England) 1

Danny Noppert (Holland) 6Darryl Fitton (England) 3

FINAL (Best of 13 Sets)

Glen Durrant (England) 7Danny Noppert (Holland) 3

Glen Durrant (England) is the 2017 BDO World Darts Champion

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