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PDC in Vegas! 2019 World Series Guide

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 The World Series of Darts Festival Returns to Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – July 2-5, 2019

$146,000 USD Prize Fund!

What is the World Series of Darts? 

The PDC World Series of Darts is a 4-day festival of competitions featuring regional talent and the PDC’s world ranked players. Annual WSOD festivals take place all across the world including Dubai, Asia, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. The North America event is being held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 2-5, 2019.

New details for 2019!

  • The PDC events will be held from July 2-5 this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, beginning with two days of qualifiers ahead of the US Darts Masters and North American Championship.
  • Four qualifying events will be held across July 2-3 for players to win places in the two-stage events. Players must be US & Canadian citizens over the age of 16.

How to Register for the Qualifiers:

Qualifier Total Prize Fund: $60,000 USD

  • ALL PLAYERS (even if you participated last year) need to register their details with the NEW PDC Online Entry System – Click Here
  • Once you have registered and you receive an email to confirm that your account has been approved, you can enter the competition – Click Here


Start training today!


Tickets:

  • On sale now via www.axs.com– see below for more details on pricing and availability.

More Details:

  • Entry costs £70 per qualifier (approx $100 USD) and all events will be played under DRA Rules. Players can enter as many or few of the four Qualifiers as they wish.
  • Players who enter a  minimum of two (2) Qualifiers will receive two complimentary tickets to each session of the stage events on July 4-5.
  • Hotel accommodation at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino can be booked at the dedicated PDC group rate – Click Here
  • Players are not required to stay at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino but are welcome to take advantage of the booking rates via the link above.
  • The US Darts Masters will be held on July 4 & 5 (Midday start for both days), with the North American Championship being held on July 4 (6 pm start).
  • Full event information can be seen at the PDC Website – Click Here

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Tablet Buyer’s Guide

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UPDATED FOR 2018!

Take advantage of Black Friday & Cyber Monday for the best deal on a new tablet for DartConnect.

Keep reading for advice on what to look for, what NOT to buy and links to our top recommendations and the hottest deals. Read more

Complete Target Darts Prize List – 2018 Dart Counter Contest

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2018 DartCounter Contest Sponsored by Target

2018 Total Dart Count:
185,396,360 darts

GRAND PRIZE:

Rob Cross Autographed World Champion Package (Steel-Tip darts & World Championship Programme)

WEEKLY PRIZES:

Hand-signed steel-tip darts from legendary Target players

Make every dart count…

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DartConnect’s “Live Dart Counter” has been tracking the number of darts recorded during all DartConnect matches since 2016.  As the DC community continues to grow with new members, leagues, and tournaments worldwide, more darts are recorded every year.

With the support of Target Darts, we’ve created a contest with exclusive one-of-a-kind prizes for everyone to take their best shot at guessing 2018’s end of year total.  To help you calculate your best guess, we’ve compiled the following background information.    Read more

1001 reasons to aim for consistency

Leonard Gates put on quite the show at the inaugural New Orleans Dart Party, posting impressive numbers on his way to winning the 1001 warm up event.  Each round was best-of-1, but each leg afforded the opportunity get into a rhythm, something that Gates took full advantage of, carrying 100+ averages in 4 out of 5 legs.

Impressive!

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Bulls Eye News Website: Your Window to the World of Darts


Our friends at Bulls Eye News have recently launched their new website, providing an online companion for North America’s exclusive magazine covering darts at home and abroad for players and fans.

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US Darts Masters Training Guide

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Get Ready for Vegas!  Play Like a Pro by Training Like One

With DartConnect you have the ultimate training tool at your fingertips:

  • Endurance and Stamina: Play simulated long format matches just like the real competition
  • Fits Your Schedule:  Practice anywhere — at home, a friends house or at the pub
  • Always Get a Game: Live opponents, online play & vs DartConnect Computer Opponent
  • Feedback tells you where to focus: Performance stats show your progress and highlight weak spots needing work
  • Be Prepared for Anything:  Long Format 501, Set Play, Alternate Starts …and more

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DPNA – Serious players only need apply…


 

Find a long-format 501 tour in your region or start one of your own!

The Dart Player tour program is spreading across North America, bringing you serious competition without the hassle and expense of traveling the country.

NO MORE EXCUSES

  • Regional Locations – Dart Player tours focus on regional venues within reasonable driving distance
  • Affordability – No flights, overnight drives or hotel stays means you don’t have to pay through the nose to fulfill your competitive itch
  • Choice of Events – Events are spread out monthly with the full tour published in advance so you can plan ahead to attend
  • Pro-Style Format – Experience long format 501  matches you’ve seen on TV played by top professionals
  • Technology-Driven – Events are run on the DartConnect Digital Steel system, the same system used today at PDC tournaments for an unmatched professional player-experience

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Darts Loses a Legend – Eric Bristow 1957-2018

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RIP ‘Crafty Cockney’ 1957-2018

Darts Legend Eric Bristow MBE has died at age 60.   Five time World Champion between 1980 and 1986, Eric also won five World Masters titles and was a founder player of the PDC when it was formed in 1993.

PDC chairman Barry Hearn said he would “always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport.  It’s just unbelievable. He was working as normal in hospitality, started feeling ill and collapsed and died. Our thoughts go out to his wife and family because this has come as a massive shock to the whole sport of darts.”

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