OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM LOVE THE DARTS

Hi all,

As you may have noticed, we have not been active on our website or social media over the last few weeks. Rather than leave you all in the dark as to what has happened, I thought it would be best to let you all know that the Love The Darts magazine has ceased publication.

It was a hard decision to make, but I have recently undertaken a college course and two part-time jobs, meaning any free time I had to maintain the magazine and the website has been severely reduced, and rather than try and carry on and ultimately produce a product/service which is not to the standard I aspire to, I have decided to put it on the shelf… for now!

Since initially launching the magazine as Darts Weekly back in January 2016, it has certainly been an enjoyable experience working in the darts media world and it has left me with too many memories to mention. Firstly, I would like to thank our readers, who without them the magazine would not have been able to run for so long.

I would also like to thank our excellent contributors, most notably, Christopher Kempf, Dave South, Richard Edwards and Dave McNally, for their hard work and dedication to the magazine. I look forward to following their work whether it takes them next.

Thank you also to the many players I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing too. It has been a pleasure to speak to some of my sporting idols growing up, and also develop my knowledge of the game from listening to them.

Thank you also to the management teams, PDC media staff and fellow journalists who have also played their part in the magazine over the last couple of years.

Please note, I do intend to continue the Weekly Dartscast podcast as a standalone project now away from the magazine. Make sure you follow the podcast on Twitter @WeeklyDartscast for the latest announcements for when it will be returning!

All the best,

Alex

Editor

 

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PODCAST: The Weekly Dartscast with Lorraine Winstanley, World Masters + Dublin Pro Tour Reviews

The Weekly Dartscast is back this week with special guest Lorraine Winstanley. Here’s a rundown of what’s on the show:

Co-hosts Alex Moss and Burton DeWitt recap Krzysztof Ratajski and Lorraine Winstanley’s maiden major titles at the Winmau World Masters.

The team also discuss Cameron Menzies’s rise in the BDO circuit, as well as concerns for some of the top seeds in the BDO and LDO after early exits from the World Masters.

Over in the PDC, the team talk about another title for Mensur Suljovic, as well as a resurgent Stephen Bunting, before concluding with a talk on Michael van Gerwen’s dip in form.

The team are joined by the newly crowned World Master Lorraine Winstanley, who talks about her breakthrough 2017 campaign.

Subscribe to the Weekly Dartscast on iTunes here. Listen to the show via Libsyn here

PODCAST: The Weekly Dartscast with James Wade, Champions League & Riesa Reviews, Grand Prix Preview

The Weekly Dartscast is back this week with special guest James Wade. Here’s a rundown of what’s on the show:

Co-hosts Alex Moss and Burton DeWitt recap Mensur Suljovic’s maiden television title, as well as Peter Wright’s historic 10th title of the season.

The team also discuss big weekends for Kim Huybrechts, Gerwyn Price and Ron Meulenkamp, before giving their preview and predictions for the World Grand Prix.

The team are joined by two-time World Grand Prix winner James Wade, who discusses his first break from the game in years, as well as his expectations heading into the back end of 2017.

Subscribe to the Weekly Dartscast on iTunes here. Listen to the show via Libsyn here

World Championship South & Central American Qualifier Updates

Updates from the South & Central American Qualifier for the 2018 William Hill World Darts Championship from Palmas, Brazil.

First Round
Bruno Holfman bye
Guilherme Soares bye
Alexandre Sattin 6-1 Fabio Porto
Luis Miguel bye
Eric Babosa 6-0 Rafael Agueria
Samuel Oliveira 6-2 Marlon Araújo
Troy Bhujhawan 6-0 André Concalves
Edson Chaves bye
Sudesh Fitzgerald 6-1 Burno Angel
Anderson Viera bye
Artur Valle 6-2 Rodrigo Pitombeira
Rodrigo Pena bye
Diogo Portlea bye
Roberto Wentz 6-2 Kevin Jacob
Lallchand Rambharose 6-4 Renan Soares

Second Round
Bruno Holfman 6-0 Guilherme Soares
Alexandre Sattin 6-4 Luis Miguel
Eric Babosa 6-3 Samuel Oliveira
Troy Bhujhawan 6-0 Edson Chaves
Sudesh Fitzgerald 6-0 Anderson Vieira
Artur Valle 6-0 Rodrigo Pena
Diogo Portela 6-0 Roberto Wentz
Lallchand Rambharose beat

Quarter-Finals
Alexandre Sattin 6-2 Bruno Holfman
Troy Bhujhawan 6-3 Erica Babosa
Sudesh Fitzgerald 6-1 Artur Valle
Diogo Portela 6-0 Lallchand Rambharose

Semi-Finals
Alexandre Sattin v Troy Bhujhawan
Diogo Portela 6-3 Sudesh Fitzgerald

Final
v Diogo Portela