“Awesome” Dawson hits perfection on PDC Development Tour

Canadian Dawson Murschell hits a nine-dart finish at the PDC Development Tour 1 in Wigan. It was achieved in a match against Declan Fishwick who he defeated 4-2 in the last 16. Dawson is the first Canadian player on the PDC circuit  to hit a nine darter since John Part got his at the World Matchplay in 2011.

An inspired Dawson went on to a second place finish behind Rafferty Nathan.  A great incentive for Murschell, as he kept his momentum going into PDC Development Tour 2 and finished in the top 8.   Read more

Darts Loses a Legend – Eric Bristow 1957-2018



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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2018 PDC Power Index: Top 501 Players in North America


How do you compare to North America’s best?

The Power Index lists over 600 North Americans that have been identified by the PDC and DartConnect as having the ability to compete at this summer’s World Series of Darts in Las Vegas!

The PDC Power Index was created by the PDC and DartConnect to identify the top 501 players in North America. Using statistical data from a select group of major competitions, this special leaderboard combines 501 performances for players across Canada and the United States. Players appearing on this index have demonstrated enough skill to consider competing at this summer’s World Series of Darts.

DartConnect Interviewed for the Weekly Dartscast


DartConnect’s Gregg Tong is featured in this brief interview with the Weekly Dartscast recorded in Milton Keynes during the PDC Challenge Tour March 24, 2018.

CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast (Gregg’s interview begins at the 17:59 mark).

PDC Challenge Tours 5 through 8: Winners and Results

Challenge Tour 5

Winner: John Davey
Match Reports

Challenge Tour 6

Winner: Michael Barnard
Match Reports

Challenge Tour 7

Winner: Dennis Nilsson
Match Reports

Challenge Tour 8

Winner: Ted Evetts
Match Reports


DartConnect featured on High Roller Radio


DartConnect’s Gregg Tong talks to High Roller Radio about the PDC’s introduction to the DartConnect platform at the 2018 UK Open Qualifiers.

Ian “Diamond” White Shines Bright – Wins Players Championship 6

In a day when all the favorites fell early, including World #1 Michael van Gerwen, #2 Gary Anderson and many other top seeds, opportunities were there for the asking amidst the highly competitive field.  Coming out of the #9th ranked position based on 3-dart average on the day (98.0 DCA), Ian White bested Dave Chisnall in the final, seizing the deciding leg with a 108 average.

View the DartConnect Match Reports and leaderboard for all the stats:

Michael van Gerwen Wins PDC Players Championship 5

The “Green Machine” overcomes powerful opponent scoring on the way to victory.

Michael van Gerwen continues to dominate the PDC Circuit with another tournament victory at Milton Keynes.  Mighty Mike survived a quarterfinal matchup versus Gary Anderson where the scotsman achieved a 108 average only to lose to the world #1 by a dominating scoreline of 6-1.

Michael then, somehow, goes on to best that performance in the finals, surviving a 110 average onslaught by Chris Dobey and dismisses him 6-2 for the title.

Twice outscored, yet still victorious proves the adage of “doubles for dough” and erases any doubts about this top player’s ranking position.

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Video: PDC Markers “Digital Steel” Tutorial


This video was created for training Official PDC Marker / Referee staff in how to set up matches and scorekeeping basics for DartConnect Digital Steel events.