The Professional Darts Corporation is the top level of darts, it has achieved much since those fraught days of legal threats following the split from the BDO and continues so to do.
With Barry Hearn running the show, PDC events are well attended, well run and punters who go along get to see top class darts and generally have a good time. There’s a lot of love for the PDC and in particular the European Tour here.
That said, there is a festering, malodorous presence lurking around the PDC. Its name is The Darts Regulation Authority.
The ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission has been given a justified kicking here. Now it’s time for the DRA to get the treatment.
Continue reading The Darts Regulation Authority – Another Kangaroo Court
It’s that time of the year when people dressed as bananas can be seen in the vicinity of the historical building that is Alexandra Palace. It can only mean that the PDC World Darts Championships are here.
In a first attempt at punditry, Yates offers a few thoughts on possible upsets. First round games can sometimes be twitchy, if there are going to be any upsets they’re likely to be in this round.
Being a good Methodist boy Yates knows nothing about betting so take these predictions with a pinch of salt. Please don’t take these tips personally; Chez Yates we have our favourites and we wish them well regardless of what the tips may say.
As Lemmy sang, “It’s all about the game and how you play it”. A raised glass and good luck to everyone taking part.
Continue reading PDC World Darts Championships Predictions: Round 1