Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Darts

michael smith darts - by Sven Mandel under CC licence

Preview: Smith, Bunting and Chisnall at World Darts Championship

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Merseyside's Michael Smith, Stephen Bunting and Dave Chisnall are all gearing up for the biggest darts tournament of the  year - the World Championships. This year they will be joined by a fourth player from Liverpool - young Lewy Williams who will be competing in his "Ally Pally" championship.
St Helens Darts player Michael Smith

Michael Smith looks to World Championship after Grand Slam run

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Michael Smith is looking ahead to the PDC World Championships at the Ally Pally next month after his impressive run in the Grand Slam. The Merseyside player looked strong throughout the tournament before his eventual semi-final defeat to world number two, Peter Wright.
St Helens Darts player Michael Smith

St Helens’ Michael Smith through to Grand Slam quarter finals

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Merseyside's Michael Smith overcame a spirited comeback from Joe Davis to beat him 5-3 and make it three wins in a row at the Grand Slam of Darts. Smith, from St Helens, was far from his best but had enough...
Lewy Williams - pic courtesy of Lewy Williams

Lewy Williams: Merseyside barber cut above the rest in darts

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Professional Merseyside barber Lewy Williams is looking razor-sharp after swapping his scissors for darts. Williams, who made his TV debut earlier this month, has been brushing aside opponents for fun.
Stephen Bunting

Stephen Bunting crashes out as Jonny Clayton wins all Welsh final

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Merseysider Stephen Bunting was knocked out of the semi-final of the World Grand Prix by World Number One Gerwyn Price. Bunting fell short in the semi-final despite taking a lead against Price, who lost the final to fellow Welshman Jonny Clayton.
Dave Chisnall darts St Helens - pic by Sven Mandel, creative commons licence

Stunning comeback as St Helens darts ace Dave Chisnall defeats Ross Smith

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A huge 135-finish in the final leg saw Dave Chisnall defeat Ross Smith in the World Grand Prix 4th round. Chisnall, ranked 10th by the PDC, came out on top at the Morningside Arena.
Stephen Bunting

Merseyside darts ace Bunting shocks Gurney in World Grand Prix

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Merseyside darts ace Stephen Bunting swept aside Daryl Gurney with a 2-0 win at the World Grand Prix in Leicester. Bunting, a former semi-finalist who missed out last year after testing positive for Covid, produced the outstanding performance of the day.

UK Open Darts: Chisnall reaches quarter-finals, Smith and Bunting crash out

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Merseyside trio Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and Stephen Bunting had mixed fortunes in the 2021 UK Open. St Helens-born Chisnall battled his way to the quarter-final while Smith and Bunting crashed out in the fifth and fourth round respectively.

Stephen Bunting ‘full of confidence’ ahead of the UK Open

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World number 17 Stephen Bunting is 'full of confidence' and raring to go ahead of the UK Open this weekend. The tournament marks the occasion of the first major televised event of the year so far, which begins at 12PM...
St Helens Darts player Michael Smith

St Helens darts trio set ambitions high after Premier League blow

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St Helens has emerged as a darts hotspot for talent in recent years with Stephen Bunting, Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall among the world’s biggest names. But all three have suffered disappointment in their bid to secure a Premier League place after the 10th and final spot went to Welshman Jonny Clayton.

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