DartConnect today was named the primary sponsor for the JDC Junior International Open to be held September 2019 in Gibraltar.
Steve Brown, JDC Chairman, commented:
“…this is great news for us and our relationship with DartConnect. We have had huge support from David Macher (founder of DartConnect) and his team in the US…The system they provide is current and easy to use. Our young players love it and our tournament staff benefit from its slick operating system during competition.”
DartConnect is proud to partner with the Junior Darts Corporation to help ensure a prime pathway for today’s young players to develop their skills on and off the oche.
We salute JDC’s Steve Brown and his team for their diligent efforts in the sport and their support of DartConnect as the platform to help them achieve their goals.
Read the official announcement on the JDC Website – Click Here
The JDC International Open is a part of a week of events held in Gibraltar this September, with LIVE coverage of every match exclusively on DartConnect TV:
Nathan Aspinall’s first ever World Series event proved gold for the young ace who defeated former World Youth Champion, Michael Smith, by a score of 8-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 5th. Aspinall adds to his growing list of career wins with the Vegas World Series trophy and the $20,000 USD that comes with it!
The PDC’s North American World Series of Darts broke new ground with a record-breaking 190+ players battling in Las Vegas to fill just 8 qualifying spots over 2 days of grueling competition. In the end, it was a newcomer who prevailed as the favorites fell.
Florida, USA’s Daniel Baggish defeated reigning champion, Canada’s Jeff Smith, to win the PDC North American Championship at the Mandalay Bay. On July 4th, the day of his country’s birth, Baggish’s career was also born, overcoming his first time on the stage by taking out the most experienced of the North American qualifiers.
In addition to the $10,000 first place prize money, Baggish has fulfilled a lifelong dream by qualifying to compete on the Alexandria Palace stage for the PDC World Championship at the end of the year, representing USA. See the links below to retrace his path to glory.
With a record-breaking 190+ players, this year’s qualifiers were the most competitive yet. See which North Americans topped the charts and who rivaled this year’s 8 qualifiers. Links below will take you to each qualifier’s DCTV channel, with access to match reports and player performance leaderboards:
DartConnect TV’s Free Fan Alerts provide fans around the world the perfect way to stay on top of their favorite player’s performances.
As the service grows, it is starting to provide an indication of popularity and fan interest. Check out the Top 10 PDC Players from last weekend’s Players Championship Event 1, based on dart fans signing up to follow them on DartConnect TV.
The top position was not lost on the reigning BDO World Champion, Glen Durrant. Hot on the heels of making the switch to play in the PDC, dart fans everywhere signed on to make sure they followed Durrant’s progress in his first attempt at the pro tour. Could he hold his own? Would he find himself outmatched?
As the main man from what is considered the “minor leagues” of the BDO, he had much to prove that he belonged on the PDC stage.
Durrant lost in the opening round of Event 1, but stormed back the next day to make the finals of Event 2, losing out to an in-form Dave Chisnall, #9 on the Fan Follow rankings.
The notoriety was not lost on Durrant, as he mentioned he was fully aware of how many eyeballs were on him in these recent articles from Darts News and Metro News:
The ridiculously high standard of darts by today’s professional players continues to astound fans and experts alike. Opening weekend of the Professional Dart Corporation’s Players Championship Tour broke event records with FOUR perfect games of 501 thrown by four separate players on the second day alone!
Please see below DartConnect’s turn by turn details of each 9-dart perfect 501 with links to the respective match’s game details.