Aspinall Claims Home Tour In Style.

Nathan Aspinall was crowned champion of the PDC’s first-ever home-staged event by winning the Low6 Home Tour Championship Group on Friday night.

As the innovative tournament reached its climax with the final night of action, Aspinall recorded a hat-trick of wins over Gary Anderson, Jonny Clayton and Jelle Klaasen to seal top spot.

The Premier League star, who would have been defending his US Darts Masters title in New York this weekend, kicked off the night in strong fashion with a 6-3 defeat of Dutchman Klaasen.

Gary Anderson also began with a win over Jonny Clayton, before the Scot was edged out 6-5 by Aspinall in one of the highest-quality games of the tournament, which proved crucial in the final standings.

Anderson bounced back with a win over Clayton, to ensure the fate of the title would remain unresolved heading into the last game of a series which began on April 17.

However, Aspinall was not to be denied, as the former UK Open champion held his nerve to defeat Clayton 6-4 and clinch the title.

“I hope all the fans have enjoyed it in these tough times for everyone,” said Aspinall.

“Thank you to the PDC and Low6 for putting on a brilliant tournament.

“I think a lot of us were sceptical at the start but we’ve all loved it. I’ve fully enjoyed taking part and I’ve also won it, so happy days!

“With the announcement today that the World Matchplay will go ahead on its originally scheduled dates I can’t wait to be back on the stage and on TV.”

Spanning across 43 nights, the Home Tour began with a 32-group first phase, with live darts broadcast from the homes of 101 PDC Tour Card Holders, with Luke Woodhouse’s nine-darter the memorable highlight.

Ten nights of Play-Offs action followed, before Friday’s Championship Group ended with glory for Aspinall.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
Championship Group
Friday June 5
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Jelle Klaasen
Gary Anderson 6-2 Jonny Clayton
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Gary Anderson 6-5 Nathan Aspinall
Gary Anderson 6-3 Jelle Klaasen
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Jonny Clayton

Home Tour: The Asp Finds A Way.

Nathan Aspinall became the latest player to reach the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs as he won all three of his matches on Monday night.


Premier League star Aspinall kicked off the night with a 6-4 defeat of Spain’s Jesús Noguera, before seeing off 2019 Czech Open winner Jamie Hughes 6-2.

Meanwhile, Jose De Sousa also picked up two wins from his first two matches as the Portuguese number one continued the impressive form he showed in the first phase of the tournament.

The final game of the night saw Aspinall run out a 6-4 victor over De Sousa in a winner takes all match, with Aspinall joining Rob Cross and Joe Cullen in Thursday’s semi-final line-up.

The Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs continue on Tuesday night with the final semi-final spot up for grabs in Group Eight, which will feature Jonny Clayton, Max Hopp, Scott Waites and Carl Wilkinson.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
Group Seven – Monday June 1
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Jesús Noguera
Jose De Sousa 6-1 Jamie Hughes
Jose De Sousa 6-4 Jesús Noguera
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Jamie Hughes
Jamie Hughes 6-4 Jesús Noguera
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Jose De Sousa

Home Tour: Cross Progresses With No Fuss Win.

Rob Cross came out on top of Group Five of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs on Saturday night to reach the semi-finals.

Cross began the night with back-to-back victories over Sweden’s Daniel Larsson and Players Championship event winner Ryan Searle to take a commanding position at the top of the group.

Despite suffering defeat to Luke Woodhouse in the final game of the night, Cross won enough legs to ensure he ended the night on top.

Cross will return to Home Tour action on Thursday night for the second night of semi-final action, where he will be joined by the three group winners of the next three groups.

The Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs continue on Sunday night with Group Six, which will feature Joe Cullen, Chris Dobey, Jeff Smith and Martijn Kleermaker.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
Group Five – Saturday May 30
Rob Cross 6-3 Daniel Larsson
Ryan Searle 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
Daniel Larsson 6-5 Luke Woodhouse
Rob Cross 6-4 Ryan Searle
Ryan Searle 6-4 Daniel Larsson
Luke Woodhouse 6-5 Rob Cross

Home Tour: Chizzy Through In Style.

Dave Chisnall reached the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs, winning Group Four on Friday evening.

Look no glasses!

A keenly contested Group Four saw the opening three matches all go to deciding legs, as Chisnall lost out to Heta, allowing Dutch youngster Geert Nentjes to storm to the top of the table with back-to-back wins.

World number 11 Chisnall clawed his way back into contention with a convincing 6-2 defeat of Darren Webster to set up a straight shoot-out to win the group in the final game of the night between Chisnall and Nentjes.

Missed doubles from Nentjes proved costly, as Chisnall took full advantage to end the night on top of the group, sealing his place in next Wednesday’s first semi-final night.

The Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs continue on Saturday night with Group Five, which will feature World Matchplay champion Rob Cross, 2020 Players Championship event winner Ryan Searle, Home Tour nine-dart hitter Luke Woodhouse and Sweden’s Daniel Larsson.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
Group Four – Friday May 29
Damon Heta 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Geert Nentjes 6-5 Darren Webster
Geert Nentjes 6-5 Damon Heta
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Darren Webster
Darren Webster 6-2 Damon Heta
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Geert Nentjes

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Anderson Delighted With Progress, Despite ‘Pete Tong’ Counting.

GARY ANDERSON remains unbeaten in six PDC Home Tour matches despite admitting he can’t count quick enough.The Flying Scotsman won his last 32 online streaming group without defeat in fine style on Thursday night.

Anderson hopes to again be triumphant, despite a few subtraction issues. His ‘Pete Tong’ counting does not seem to have held him back so far!

It means he has won all half dozen matches so far and goes into the semi-finals in a tournament he almost couldn’t play in because of lack of WiFi signal. That SunSport story prompted the broadband issue to be solved and now he’s one of the few top seeds left in the competition.

But, the twice World Champion admitted to a small isuue:

“I started well and then it went Pete Tong. I’m struggling with going for different numbers on the board in case I can’t count up quick enough. You know what my counting is like, it’s absolutely atrocious.“

So I’m scared to go for 19s if I’ve got to add it up. I’ll get the calculator out!”Anderson dropped just six legs in three matches, dumping Nick Kenny 6-2, Luke Humphries 6-1 and Jamie Lewis 6-3.

The Somerset-based star is the top-rated player still left in the Home Tour having seen Peter Wright, Glen Durrant, Stephen Bunting, Gerwyn Price, and Michael Smith all crash out in recent weeks. He added: “It still feels strange, you still wait for the boy to walk in front of you before you throw darts. It takes a bit of getting used to, very weird.“I play darts here but if I’m someone, they are here in person. It’s listening to the phone, can’t see it, watching the score pad. Then try and listen to the third dart hit the board so you can get ready to throw. I’m getting used to it though, I think.”

Gary & reigning World Champion Peter Wright will get to defend their title after all! (L lustig PDC)

Anderson and reigning World Champion Wright will get a chance to defend their World Cup victory in August.

The 2020 BetVictor World Cup of Darts is now set to be held from November 6-8 in Graz as Austria prepares to host the event for the first time. The 32-nation World Cup had been originally planned to take place in Hamburg in June, but was amongst the tournaments postponed recently due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Last year Wright and Anderson claimed the title for the first time by defeating Ireland’s William O’Connor and Steve Lennon in the final. England and the Netherlands have won the World Cup four times apiece since the tournament – which is unique on the PDC circuit for the combination of Doubles and Singles ties – was introduced a decade ago.

Pics: Taylor Lanning (unless otherwise stated)

PDC Home Tour: Anderson Unbeaten & Into Semis.

Gary Anderson maintained his unbeaten run in his own home to reach the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs, winning Group Three on Thursday evening.

Two-time World Champion Anderson came into the night on the back of three wins on his way to topping Group 30 of the competition’s first phase and the Scot picked up where he left off with another hat-trick of victories.

Anderson, who improved his internet connection especially to take part in the home-stage event, began the evening with a 6-2 defeat of Welshman Nick Kenny before averaging over 110.1 in a thumping 6-1 win over Luke Humphries.

Heading into his final game of the night against Jamie Lewis, Anderson needed to win just one leg to top the group, which he achieved in the opening leg of the contest to extinguish Humphries’ lingering hopes of progressing.

Anderson went on to wrap up a 6-3 win over Lewis, joining Jelle Klaasen and Mike De Decker in the tournament’s last eight line-up.

The Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs continues on Friday night with Group Four, which will feature multiple TV finalist Dave Chisnall, two-time World Championship quarter-finalist Darren Webster, Dutchman Geert Nentjes and Australia’s Damon Heta.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
Group Three – Thursday May 28
Gary Anderson 6-2 Nick Kenny
Luke Humphries 6-2 Jamie Lewis
Jamie Lewis 6-4 Nick Kenny
Gary Anderson 6-1 Luke Humphries
Luke Humphries 6-1 Nick Kenny
Gary Anderson 6-3 Jamie Lewis

Featured pic : Taylor Lanning.

Home Tour: De Decker Claims Play-Off Group As Bunting Fades.

Mike De Decker became the second player through to the Semi-Finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs, as he topped the table ahead of Glen Durrant, Stephen Bunting and Alan Tabern on Night Two. 

Bunting started his play offs strongly but a heavy defeat, in his final game, allowed De Dekker to claim the group.

The young Belgian started the night off with a narrow 6-5 defeat to Bunting, but then got his first win on the board with the victory by the same scoreline against Tabern, recovering brilliantly from 5-2 down. 

Going into the fifth game of the night, he needed a convincing win to put pressure on the top of the table and did exactly that by beating three-time BDO Champion Durrant 6-4, but was still left waiting on the final result of the night to go his way. 

And go his way it did, as Bunting, who was searching for a third straight win to top the group, started to struggle on his scoring and let Tabern run away as a 6-2 winner. 

The heavy defeat for Bunting meant he finished in second, two behind De Decker on leg difference. The 24-year-old joins Jelle Klaasen in the Semi-Finals.

The Low6 Home Tour continues tomorrow with two-time World Champion Gary Anderson in action. All the action can be watched live and free through PDCTV for registered users (new users can sign up for FREE here), as well as through bookmakers’ websites and international broadcasters.

Registered PDCTV members can also watch for FREE through the official PDC App.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
Group Two – Wednesday May 27 (1930 BST)
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Mike De Decker
Glen Durrant 6-3 Alan Tabern
Mike De Decker 6-5 Alan Tabern
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Glen Durrant
Glen Durrant 4-6 Mike De Decker
Alan Tabern 6-2 Stephen Bunting

Fans in the UK & Ireland can watch through the Sky Sports App.

Jelle Klaasen

Low6 Home Tour: Klassen First Into The Last Eight.

Jelle Klaasen became the first player to progress to the semi-finals of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs by winning Tuesday’s Last 32 Group One.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
A three player tie was possible until the group’s final game. Klaasen ensured no such complication occured!

The Dutchman came out on top against World Champion Peter Wright, Spain’s Cristo Reyes and Scottish ace Ryan Murray as the home-broadcast action went all the way.

Wright had put himself in a strong position as he followed a 6-2 win over Murray with a narrow 6-5 defeat of Reyes.

The Spanish ace then followed up his earlier 6-5 defeat of Klaasen with a 6-3 win over Murray to put himself on four points.

Klaasen, though, had defeated Murray 6-4 in his second game of the night and then secured victory in Group One in style in the deciding match of the night, seeing off Wright 6-1, having raced into a 5-0 lead.

Klaasen will now compete in the Last Eight on Wednesday June 3 as he bids to take the title, continuing his impressive 2020 form which also includes a run to the UK Open quarter-finals in March.

The Low6 Home Tour can be watched live and free through PDCTV for registered users (new users can sign up for FREE here), as well as through bookmakers’ websites and international broadcasters.

Registered PDCTV members can also watch for FREE through the official PDC App.

Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs
Group One – Tuesday May 26 (1930 BST)
Peter Wright 6-2 Ryan Murray
Cristo Reyes 6-5 Jelle Klaasen
Ryan Murray 4-6 Jelle Klaasen
Peter Wright 6-5 Cristo Reyes
Cristo Reyes 6-3 Ryan Murray
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Peter Wright

Featured Pic: PDC

Unibet Home Tour 32: Wright Claims Final Group.

World Champion Peter Wright became the final player to book their spot in the Last 32 of the Unibet Home tour, as he topped the table on the final night of first round action. 

The culmination of 32 nights of action saw Wright taking part for a second time, alongside returners Justin Pipe, Krzysztof Ratajski and Adam Hunt. 

Wright kicked off the night with a hard-fought 5-3 victory over Hunt, and that was quickly overshadowed by Ratajski’s whitewash victory over Pipe in game two. 

Hunt then got his first win on the board as he came from behind to beat Justin Pipe 5-3, and Wright edged past Ratajski 5-4 to set up an intriguing final two games. 

But then Polish star Ratajski let slip a massive 4-1 lead to Hunt in game five, meaning Wright required just one leg in his final game to ensure top spot. 

Nevertheless, Pipe was keen not to roll over and put in a fine display to ensure he got some points on the board, and spoiled Wright’s 100% record on the night with a 5-3 victory. 

Wright squeezed through to the last 32, ahead of Hunt by three legs to complete the field for the Play-Off phase of the Home Tour. 

The reigning World Champion joins Stephen Bunting, Cristo Reyes, Glen Durrant, Alan Tabern, Jelle Klaasen, Ryan Murray, Gary Anderson, Luke Humphries, Dave Chisnall, Darren Webster, Jamie Lewis, Nick Kenny, Geert Nentjes, Damon Heta, Rob Cross, Daniel Larsson, Joe Cullen, Chris Dobey, Jeff Smith, Ryan Searle, Luke Woodhouse, Martijn Kleermaker, Nathan Aspinall, Jonny Clayton, Jamie Hughes, Max Hopp, Jose De Sousa, Jesus Noguera, Carl Wilkinson and Scott Waites in the last 32.

The next stage of the Home Tour can be watched live and free through PDCTV for registered users (new users can sign up for FREE here), as well as through bookmakers’ websites and international broadcasters.

PDC Home Tour

Registered PDCTV members can also watch for FREE through the official PDC App.

Unibet Home Tour 
Group 32 – Monday May 18 (1930 BST)
Peter Wright 5-3 Adam Hunt
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-0 Justin Pipe
Adam Hunt 5-3 Justin Pipe
Peter Wright 5-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Krzysztof Ratajski 4-5 Adam Hunt
Justin Pipe 5-4 Peter Wright

Unibet Home Tour 31: Cullen Grabs Second Chance.

Joe Cullen produced the finest string of displays seen so far on the Unibet Home Tour to win Group 31 on Sunday night.

Joe Cullen claimed group 31 as the first stage of the Unibet Home Tour comes to a close. (Photo: Lawrence Lustig)

Cullen, who earned his second chance on the Home Tour having finished runner-up to Ryan Murray in Group 20, began the night with a 106.2 average in a 5-2 win over Keegan Brown.

The 2019 European Tour event winner followed up with another stunning display, averaging 107.6 in a 5-3 defeat of world number three Gerwyn Price 5-3.

A perfect night for Cullen was complete with a 5-0 whitewash of Bradley Brooks, in which the Yorkshireman averaged 105.8, to wrap up the group and advance to the second phase of the competition.

The league phase of the Unibet Home Tour concludes on Monday night with Group 32, which will see reigning World Champion Peter Wright in action.

Unibet Home Tour 
Group 31 – Sunday May 17
Gerwyn Price 5-3 Bradley Brooks
Joe Cullen 5-2 Keegan Brown
Bradley Brooks 1-5 Keegan Brown
Gerwyn Price 3-5 Joe Cullen
Joe Cullen 5-0 Bradley Brooks
Keegan Brown 5-4 Gerwyn Price