Deta Hedman and Fallon Sherrock head up list of ladies 8-0 in BICC Women’s A this season

By Alex Moss
4 APRIL 2017 • 6:32PM

Deta Hedman and Fallon Sherrock are among 11 players with perfect 8-0 records in Britsh Inter-Counties Championship Women’s A fixtures this season.

Hedman, the ladies world number one, and Sherrock have both won all eight of their matches so far this season, and are on a short list with nine other players to have also achieved the same feat this season.

Oxfordshire’s Hedman has a one-dart average of 24.14 after winning all eight of her Women’s A fixtures so far this season, while Sherrock has averaged 23.32 during her winning streak for Buckinghamshire.

Rhian Edwards (24.79) tops the averages list and also has a perfect eight wins from eight games while playing for Glamorgan, with Pembrokeshire’s Rhian Griffiths (22.50), Surrey’s Laura Turner (22.33) and Nikki Furse (22.04), of Cornwall, also on the short list.

Surrey’s Kerry Killick (20.83), Montgomery & Radnor’s Evonne Taylor (19.96), Bedfordshire’s Kerry King (18.87), Middlesex’s Margaret Sutton (18.60) and Shirley Castle (18.14), of Wiltshire, complete the list of 11 players to have won all eight of their Women’s A fixtures this season.

The final weekend of the 2016-17 BICC season takes place later this month on April 22-23, with the 11 players all hoping to finish the campaign with a perfect nine wins out of nine.

Jeff Smith continues climb up the BDO rankings with run to semi-finals in the Virginia Beach Classic

By Alex Moss
31 MARCH 2017 • 4:11PM

Canada’s Jeff Smith continued his push towards the top 32 in the BDO Men’s Rolling Rankings with a run to the semi-finals of the Virginia Beach Classic last weekend.

The former BDO World Championship finalist was the only player from the current top 40 to take part in the tournament over in North America, and picked up 12 ranking points for getting to the last four of the event.

Smith is now up to 38th place in the Men’s Rolling Rankings, and is now just 11 points adrift of Bradley Kirk and Jeffrey Sparidaans, who are tied in 31st spot.

Smith’s ranking points have mostly come from playing in tournaments in North America, with his appearances in the World Championship and World Masters the only events away from his home continent which he has picked up ranking points in.

Reigning BDO world champion Glen Durrant remains top of the pile on 420 points, a healthy 80 points clear of Jamie Hughes in second place.

Dutch Open champion Mark McGeeney, former world champion Scott Mitchell and Welsh ace Dean Reynolds complete the current top five.

BDO Men’s Rolling Rankings (as of March 28, 2017)

Pos  Player Pts
1  Glen Durrant 420
2  Jamie Hughes 340
3  Mark McGeeney 328
4  Scott Mitchell 314
5  Dean Reynolds 299
6  Danny Noppert 267
=  Wesley Harms 267
8  Darryl Fitton 263
9  Scott Waites 257
10  Darius Labanauskas 255
=  Ross Montgomery 255
12  Martin Phillips 244
13  Nick Kenny 241
14  Martin Adams 239
15  Geert de Vos 236
16  Richard Veenstra 209
17  Jim Williams 197
18  Brian Dawson 196
=  Wouter Vaes 196
20  James Hurrell 185
21  Willem Mandigers 180
22  Conan Whitehead 178
23  Andy Fordham 176
24  Kyle McKinstry 159
25  Richie Edwards 158
26  Gary Robson 157
27  Ryan Joyce 156
28  Tony O’Shea 147
29  Martin C Atkins 146
30  Scott Baker 144
31  Bradley Kirk 140
=  Jeffrey Sparidaans 140
33  Andy Baetens 139
=  Shaun Carroll 139
35  David Cameron 136
=  Martin Atkins 136
37  Cameron Menzies 130
38  Jeff Smith 129
39  Pip Blackwell 127
40  Wayne Warren 124

April 2017

SATURDAY 1

Players Championship 5 (PDC) – Milton Keynes Report

British Inter-Counties Championship matches (BDO) – various venues (runs through to Sunday 2) Report

SUNDAY 2

Players Championship 6 (PDC) – Milton Keynes Report

THURSDAY 6

Betway Premier League Week 10 (PDC) – Dublin, Ireland

FRIDAY 7

German Darts Open (ET3) UK Qualifier (PDC) – Barnsley

White Mountain Shootout (BDO) – USA (runs through to Sunday 9)

Mediterranean Open (WDF) – Turkey (runs through to Sunday 9)

SATURDAY 8

Players Championship 7 (PDC) – Barnsley

Bulls German Open (BDO) – Bochum, Germany

SUNDAY 9

Players Championship 8 (PDC) – Barnsley

Bulls German Masters (BDO) – Bochum, Germany

MONDAY 10

Cut off for the World Trophy (BDO)

THURSDAY 13

Betway Premier League Week 11 (PDC) – Liverpool

FRIDAY 14

German Darts Masters (ET2) Host Nation Qualifier (PDC) – Jena, Germany

Victorian Easter Classic (BDO) – Corio, Australia (runs through to Sunday 16)

SATURDAY 15

German Darts Masters (ET2) (PDC) – Jena, Germany (runs through to Monday 17)

Unicorn Challenge Tour 5 and 6 (PDC) – Barnsley

Winmau Iceland Open (BDO) – Iceland

Belfrey Open (BDO) – Belgium

SUNDAY 16

Unicorn Challenge Tour 7 and 8 (PDC) – Barnsley

Bruges Open (BDO) – Belgium

THURSDAY 20

Betway Premier League Week 12 (PDC) – Belfast

German Darts Open (ET3) European and Host Nation Qualifier (PDC) – Saarbruecken, Germany

FRIDAY 21

German Darts Open (ET3) (PDC) – Saarbruecken, Germany (runs through to Sunday 23)

Charlotte Open (BDO) – USA (runs through to Sunday 23)

SATURDAY 22

British Inter-Counties Championship matches (BDO) – various venues (runs through to Sunday 23)

Estonian Open (BDO) – Tallinn, Estonia

DON Youth Cup (WDF) – Russia

SUNDAY 23

Estonian Masters (BDO) – Tallinn, Estonia

Murray Bridge Classic (BDO) – Australia

North Island Masters (BDO) – New Zealand

THURSDAY 27

Betway Premier League Week 13 (PDC) – Birmingham

FRIDAY 28

European Darts Grand Prix (ET4) and Gibraltar Darts Trophy (ET5) UK Qualifier (PDC) – Wigan

Silver Cup Challenge (WDF) – Canada

SATURDAY 29

Players Championship 9 (PDC) – Wigan

Denmark Open (BDO) – Denmark

SUNDAY 30

Players Championship 10 (PDC) – Wigan

Winmau Denmark Masters (BDO) – Denmark

Zakamsk Youth Cup (WDF) – Russia

Episode 11 – Darren Johnson interview, Euro Tour review, Judgement Night preview and more!

By Love The Darts Staff
30 MARCH 2017 • 12:13PM

The Weekly Dartscast is the brand new podcast for darts fans. Editor of the Love The Darts magazine Alex Moss and darts statistician Burton DeWitt provide pre- and post-tournament analysis, observations, opinions and interviews with darts sources, players and fans.

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Dartscast, listen as the team recaps Peter Wright’s triumph in Hildesheim & the English men’s team win in the BDO Internationals.

They are joined by guest Darren Johnson, who discusses his recent run of form, which includes wins over MvG, Barney, James Wade, and Dave Chisnall, just since the start of March.

Listen to the episode via the player below or to download the podcast click here

Harbour seeded 18th for defence of Isle of Man title from 2015

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Dennis Harbour goes into the defence of his PokerStars Isle of Man Open title as the 18th seed, with a field of 428 players set to compete for the trophy at the Villa Marina complex on the Douglas Promenade this weekend. Continue reading “Harbour seeded 18th for defence of Isle of Man title from 2015”