Unibet Home Tour Extended!

The Unibet Home Tour will be extended to compete from the 32 Group Winners to an eventual champion from May 26-June 5 as the innovative tournament continues.

The Unibet Home Tour began in April, with PDC Tour Card Holders competing in four-player groups in live broadcasts from their homes – including competitors in Australia, Hong Kong and Canada.

The 32 groups will conclude on Monday May 18, with the Group Winners now set to compete in the second phase of the event across 11 further nights from Tuesday May 26 onwards.

Eight groups in the Last 32 will feature the Group Winners to determine a Last Eight, which will see the top two players from two four-player groups then progressing to the Championship Group on Friday June 5.

A total of 101 PDC Tour Card Holders will have competed in the Unibet Home Tour, with Rob Cross, Glen Durrant, Nathan Aspinall, Dave Chisnall, Stephen Bunting, Canada’s Jeff Smith and Australia’s Damon Heta amongst the players to win their groups.

Group Two winner Luke Woodhouse also created history with a nine-darter in his kitchen last month as he powered past Gerwyn Price with the performance of the tournament so far.

The Unibet Home Tour is broadcast free for registered users at PDCTV, as well as through a series of international broadcast partners and bookmakers’ websites.

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Last 32 Format

* Following Group 32 on Monday May 18, there will be a break before the Last 32 commences on Tuesday May 26.

* The Last 32 onwards will be played over the best of 11 legs in a round-robin four-player group format.

* The Last 32 will feature eight groups from May 26-June 2, with each Group Winner moving into the Last Eight. Group Winners will be allocated to one of eight groups in ranking order (one player from each pool of 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32).

* The Last Eight will feature two groups on June 3-4, with the top two players in each group moving into the Championship Group on Friday June 5.

* If a player is unable to complete their group matches on the night from the Last 32 onwards, they are eliminated from the tournament.

Group Winners

  • Group One: Jamie Lewis
  • Group Two: Luke Woodhouse
  • Group Three: Dave Chisnall
  • Group Four: Geert Nentjes
  • Group Five: Nick Kenny
  • Group Six: Ryan Searle
  • Group Seven: Jelle Klaasen
  • Group Eight: Jonny Clayton
  • Group Nine: Martijn Kleermaker
  • Group Ten: Nathan Aspinall
  • Group 11: Alan Tabern
  • Group 12: Max Hopp
  • Group 13: Carl Wilkinson
  • Group 14: Chris Dobey
  • Group 15: Darren Webster
  • Group 16: Jeff Smith
  • Group 17: Damon Heta
  • Group 18: Stephen Bunting
  • Group 19: Glen Durrant
  • Group 20: Ryan Murray
  • Group 21: Rob Cross
  • Group 22: Jesus Noguera
  • Group 23: Daniel Larsson
  • Group 24: Jamie Hughes
  • Group 25: Jose De Sousa
  • Group 26: Mike De Decker

Anderson To Make Home Tour Entrance!

Gary Anderson and Cristo Reyes will make their Unibet Home Tour debuts this weekend, while Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price are amongst the players competing for a second time as the innovative tournament continues.

Gary Anderson will be joining the Home Tour after resolving a domestic broadband issue! (Pic: L Lustig PDC)

Spanish ace Reyes will take part in Group 29 on Friday May 15 as he competes alongside Danny Noppert, John Henderson and Ryan Meikle, who were all runners-up in their previous groups.

Two-time World Champion Anderson will enter the event on Saturday May 16, and competes alongside Belgian duo Dimitri Van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts and Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode.

The Scot had hit the headlines at the start of the Home Tour when his participation was placed in doubt due to slow internet speeds at his Somerset home, but after resolving those issues will now join over 100 PDC Tour Card Holders to have competed in the event.

Sunday’s Group 31 will see world number three Gerwyn Price – the runner-up in Group Two last month – join Joe Cullen, Keegan Brown and Bradley Brooks to compete for a second time.

The final of the 32 groups in the first stage of the Home Tour will see reigning World Champion Wright, who finished second in Group One on April 17, joined by Krzysztof Ratajski, Justin Pipe and Adam Hunt.

Each night’s action will commence at 1930 BST, with darts commentator Dan Dawson on hand to talk through proceedings, which will also include live score graphics on screen.

All Unibet Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for FREE to ALL registered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.

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

Fans in Great Britain and Ireland can also watch the action through the Sky Sports app.

As well as being shown through a series of bookmakers’ websites, the Unibet Home Tour is being broadcast live by a number of the PDC’s international broadcast partners.

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Group 29 – Friday May 15 (1930 BST)

  • Danny Noppert v Ryan Meikle
  • John Henderson v Cristo Reyes
  • Ryan Meikle v Cristo Reyes
  • Danny Noppert v John Henderson
  • John Henderson v Ryan Meikle
  • Cristo Reyes v Danny Noppert

Group 30 – Saturday May 16 (1930 BST)

  • Gary Anderson v Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh v Kim Huybrechts
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode v Kim Huybrechts
  • Gary Anderson v Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh v Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Kim Huybrechts v Gary Anderson

Group 31 – Sunday May 17 (1930 BST)

  • Gerwyn Price v Bradley Brooks
  • Joe Cullen v Keegan Brown
  • Bradley Brooks v Keegan Brown
  • Gerwyn Price v Joe Cullen
  • Joe Cullen v Bradley Brooks
  • Keegan Brown v Gerwyn Price

Group 32 – Monday May 18 (1930 BST)

  • Peter Wright v Adam Hunt
  • Krzysztof Ratajski v Justin Pipe
  • Adam Hunt v Justin Pipe
  • Peter Wright v Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Krzysztof Ratajski v Adam Hunt
  • Justin Pipe v Peter Wright

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Unibet Home Tour: Footballers Special. This Sunday!

James Maddison, Declan Rice, Charlie Austin and Paul Gallagher are set to star in a special footballers edition of ‘Darts At Home’ this Sunday to raise money for the NHS.

‘Darts At Home: Footballers Special’ will be played from 1400 BST on Sunday May 10 as four household name footballers swap their boots for arrows.

Broadcast live on the PDC’s YouTube channel, fans will be able to donate vital funds to NHS Charities Together throughout the event – CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER.

The competition is based on the PDC’s popular ‘Darts At Home’ concept, which has seen PDC players around the world playing each other remotely via a live video broadcast.

Sunday will see four of the PDC’s most high profile fans from the football world take a rest from training as they battle it out to be crowned English football’s top darts player.

England internationals Maddison and Rice, of Leicester City and West Ham United respectively, will go head-to-head in a highly-anticipated opening game of the tournament.

West Bromwich Albion striker Austin and Preston North End’s former Scotland midfielder Gallagher will then look to prove their prowess on the oche in their first games of the afternoon.

All the action will be broadcast live on the PDC’s YouTube channel, with darts commentator Dan Dawson on hand to run through proceedings, along with live on-screen graphics to enhance the viewing experience.

The tournament will be played in a league format, with all competitors playing each other once over a best-of-three format, and all players beginning each leg on 301 and ending on a double or bullseye.

Darts At Home: Footballers Special Fixtures
Sunday May 10

James Maddison v Declan Rice
Paul Gallagher v Charlie Austin
Declan Rice v Charlie Austin
James Maddison v Paul Gallagher
Paul Gallagher v Declan Rice
Charlie Austin v James Maddison

Tournament Rules
* All matches are the best of three legs.
* The player listed on the left of the fixture will throw first in odd-numbered legs.
* Two Points awarded for a win.
* Should players finish level on Points, the Leg Difference will be used to decide positions. Should Points and Leg Difference be equal between two players, then the winner of the game between the two players will determine who finishes higher. Should Points and Leg Difference be equal between three players, the Overall Average of each player (across the three games on the night) will be used to determine who finishes higher.

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Unibet Home Tour: Group 21 To Feature Sedlacek

Karel Sedlacek will replace Derk Telnekes in Thursday’s Unibet Home Tour Group 21.

Czech Republic number one Sedlacek will take the place of Dutchman Telnekes, who is now unable to compete on Thursday for family reasons with his wife’s shifts as a healthcare worker in the Netherlands having changed.

Telnekes is, though, still hoping to take part in the Unibet Home Tour in one of the remaining group phase nights this month.

Sedlacek will now join former World Champion Rob Cross in Group 21 on Thursday evening for what promises to be another memorable night of live darts being shown on PDCTV, through international broadcasters and via bookmakers’ websites.

Group 21 will also feature two-time World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh and emerging Scottish talent William Borland.

Unibet Home Tour Group 21
Thursday May 7

Rob Cross v William Borland
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Karel Sedlacek
William Borland v Karel Sedlacek
Rob Cross v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Dimitri Van den Bergh v William Borland
Karel Sedlacek v Rob Cross

All Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for FREE to ALL registered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.

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

As well as being shown through a series of bookmakers’ websites, the Unibet Home Tour will also be broadcast live by a number of the PDC’s international broadcast partners.

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

Unibet Home Tour: Hopp Takes Group Twelve.

Max Hopp won Group 12 of the Unibet Home Tour on Tuesday night as technical issues for Keegan Brown forced a reshuffle of the fixtures.

Max Hopp quiz.
Max Hopp claimed the disrupted group 12. (Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The unique home-broadcast tournament usually sees four-player groups in action, but Group 12 saw Brown unable to continue after playing one of his three scheduled matches due to technical problems.

As a result, Hopp and rivals Conan Whitehead and Mike De Decker faced each other twice in the group, with the German ace eventually coming out on top with three wins.

Hopp had lost out 5-3 to De Decker in the night’s opening fixture, but reversed that result later in the evening as well as defeating Whitehead 5-3 and 5-2.

Whitehead had claimed a 5-2 win over De Decker in their first meeting, but a 5-1 reverse in their repeat fixture saw the Belgian ace claim second spot in the final table.

The Unibet Home Tour continues on Wednesday from 1930 BST with Group 13, which sees Steve Beaton, Matthew Edgar, Carl Wilkinson and Callan Rydz face off.

The Unibet 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.

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

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Group 12 – Tuesday April 28
Max Hopp 3-5 Mike De Decker
Keegan Brown 3-5 Conan Whitehead – result void
Mike De Decker 2-5 Conan Whitehead
Max Hopp v Keegan Brown – match not played
Keegan Brown v Mike De Decker – match not played

Conan Whitehead 3-5 Max Hopp
Mike De Decker 3-5 Max Hopp
Max Hopp 5-2 Conan Whitehead
Conan Whitehead 1-5 Mike De Decker


Featrured Pic: Kelly Dekkers

Home Tour 13-16: Beaton & Dobey To Appear.

Experienced Steve Beaton and two-time televised semi-finalist Chris Dobey are amongst the next 16 players set to take part in the Unibet Home Tour, with the line-ups and fixtures confirmed for Groups 13 to 16.

‘Experienced’ The Adonis will certainly be a draw for long term darts fans!

Fans’ favourite Beaton, the former Lakeside Champion who remains inside the world’s top 30 after 36 years in the sport, will headline Wednesday night’s Group 13 action while rising star Dobey will compete in Group 14 on Thursday as the home-broadcast event continues.
 
Wednesday will see the 13th of 32 consecutive nights of live darts take place, as Beaton faces young prospect Callan Rydz in the opening game of Group 13.

Matthew Edgar, who took part in the recent ‘Darts At Home’ trial events ahead of the Home Tour’s launch, will return to action, along with Yorkshireman Carl Wilkinson.

Thursday’s Group 14 will begin with a match between Dobey and Irish youngster Ciaran Teehan, before Dutchman Ron Meulenkamp and Hong Kong’s Kai Fan Leung enter the live broadcast.

2012 World Championship runner-up Andy Hamilton and former Players Championship Finals semi-finalist Darren Webster will star in Friday’s Group 15, which will also feature Scott Baker and Bradley Brooks.

As the tournament reaches the halfway stage on Saturday, one of the world’s fastest throwers Ricky Evans will headline Group 16.

Dialling in from Canada will be former North American Championship winner Jeff Smith, with German youngster Christian Bunse and Martin Atkins also set to be involved in Group 16 action.

The nightly league format will see all four competitors play each other once in matches played over the best of nine legs, with a winner crowned each night.

The first ten nights of Unibet Home Tour action have seen Nathan Aspinall and Dave Chisnall amongst the group winners, while Luke Woodhouse’s sensational nine-dart leg from his kitchen remains the stand-out moment of the tournament so far.

With each night’s action commencing at 1930 BST, darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to talk through proceedings, which will also include live score graphics on screen.

All Unibet Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for FREE to ALLregistered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.

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

Fans in Great Britain and Ireland can also watch the action through the Sky Sports app.

As well as being shown through a series of bookmakers’ websites, the Unibet Home Tour is being broadcast live by a number of the PDC’s international broadcast partners.

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Group 13 Fixtures
Wednesday April 29

Steve Beaton v Callan Rydz
Matthew Edgar v Carl Wilkinson
Callan Rydz v Carl Wilkinson
Steve Beaton v Matthew Edgar
Matthew Edgar v Callan Rydz
Carl Wilkinson v Steve Beaton

Group 14 Fixtures
Thursday April 30

Chris Dobey v Ciaran Teehan
Ron Meulenkamp v Kai Fan Leung
Ciaran Teehan v Kai Fan Leung
Chris Dobey v Ron Meulenjamp
Ron Meulenkamp v Ciaran Teehan
Kai Fan Leung v Chris Dobey

Group 15 Fixtures
Friday May 1

Darren Webster v Bradley Brooks
Scott Baker v Andy Hamilton
Bradley Brooks v Andy Hamilton
Darren Webster v Scott Baker
Scott Baker v Bradley Brooks
Andy Hamilton v Darren Webster

Group 16 Fixtures
Saturday May 2

Ricky Evans v Martin Atkins
Christian Bunse v Jeff Smith
Martin Atkins v Jeff Smith
Ricky Evans v Christian Bunse
Christian Bunse v Martin Atkins
Jeff Smith v Ricky Evans

Kenny Claims Home Tour Group.

Nick Kenny won Group Five of the Unibet Home Tour, as the innovative new tournament continued on Tuesday night.

The fifth of 32 consecutive nights of live darts action saw Welshman Kenny get off to the best possible start with a 5-3 defeat of World Youth Champion Luke Humphries.

PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG LUKE HUMPHRIES IN ACTION

Kenny, who won his Tour Card for the first time in January, then got the better of former Players Championship event winner Joe Murnan 5-2, before sealing the group win with a 5-3 victory over popular South African star Devon Petersen.

The Unibet Home Tour continues on Wednesday night with Group Six, which will see nine-time televised champion James Wade competing against Ryan Searle, Andy Boulton and Adrian Gray.

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Group Five – Tuesday April 21 (1930 BST)
Nick Kenny 5-3 Luke Humphries
Joe Murnan 5-1 Devon Petersen
Nick Kenny 5-2 Joe Murnan
Luke Humphries 5-4 Devon Petersen
Nick Kenny 5-3 Devon Petersen
Luke Humphries 5-3 Joe Murnan


Feature pic:PDC

Unibet Home Tour – Night Five Underway. What to Expect!

The Unibet Home Tour continues on Tuesday from 1930 BST as World Youth Champion Luke Humphries headlines Group Five.

Devon Peterson enjoying some light refreshment with DartsWorld’s John Fowler!

Back-to-back World Championship quarter-finalist Humphries will line-up for the fifth night of Home Tour action alongside Devon Petersen, Joe Murnan and Nick Kenny.

The opening game of the night will see Humphries take on Welsh PDC newcomer Kenny, before popular South African star Petersen enters the live broadcast for a match with former Players Championship event winner Murnan.

All four competitors will play each other once in matches played over the best of nine legs, with a winner crowned at the end of the night.

Darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to talk through proceedings, which will also include live score graphics on screen.

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Group Five – Tuesday April 21
Luke Humphries v Nick Kenny
Devon Petersen v Joe Murnan
Nick Kenny v Joe Murnan
Luke Humphries v Devon Petersen
Devon Petersen v Nick Kenny
Joe Murnan v Luke Humphries

MATCH ODDS

Luke Humphries 4/9 v Nick Kenny 7/4
Devon Petersen 1/2 v Joe Murnan 6/4
Nick Kenny 4/5 v Joe Murnan 19/20
Luke Humphries 4/6 v Devon Petersen 23/20
Devon Petersen 13/25 v Nick Kenny 29/20
Joe Murnan 17/10 v Luke Humphries 4/9

All odds courtesy of unibet.co.uk and correct at time of publication.


Luke Humphries Pic: L Lustig PDC

Unibet Home Tour: Nentjes Claims Group 4 & Ashton Claims First Scalp.

Geert Nentjes won Group Four of the Unibet Home Tour as the fourth night of the tournament continued on Monday evening. 

Geert Nentjes (pic PDC)

The 21-year-old won all three of his matches on the night, but he was forced to survive a match dart in his first game against Mickey Mansell before taking the deciding leg. 

The rising Dutch star then claimed back-to-back victories as he defeated Lisa Ashton 5-3 to top the table at the halfway point. 

Ashton, the first ever female Tour Card Holder, then claimed her first Unibet Home Tour victory with a 5-3 win over Mansell. 

The fourth evening of action in the innovative tournament was then rounded off with Nentjes keeping his perfect record with a 5-3 victory over Ross Smith to seal the Group Four win. 

The Unibet 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.

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

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Group Four – Monday April 20 (1930 BST)
Ross Smith 5-1 Lisa Ashton
Mickey Mansell 4-5 Geert Nentjes
Lisa Ashton 3-5 Geert Nentjes
Ross Smith 3-5 Mickey Mansell
Mickey Mansell 3-5 Lisa Ashton
Geert Nentjes 5-3 Ross Smith


Featured Pic L Lustig (PDC)

Chizzy Romps Home!

Dave Chisnall won Group Three of the Unibet Home Tour on Sunday evening as the innovative new tournament continued with Night Three.

The Unibet Home Tour has proven a winner with sport deprived Britons.

World number 11 Chisnall began the night in impressive fashion in his darts cabin, averaging 102.8 in a 5-2 defeat of former Grand Slam of Darts champion Scott Waites.

PDC newcomer Waites bounced back with back-to-back victories over Wales’ Jonathan Worsley and Dutchman Jan Dekker, but Chisnall’s 5-0 whitewash of Dekker kept him firmly in the driving seat.

Waites needed Worsley to win 5-1 or better against Chisnall in the final game of the night to win the group, but Chisnall romped home in style with a 5-2 success.

PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG: LISA ASHTON IN ACTION

The Unibet Home Tour continues on Monday night with Group Four, which will see Lisa Ashton, Ross Smith, Mickey Mansell and Geert Nentjes competing in the fourth of 32 consecutive nights of live darts action.

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Group Three – Sunday April 19
Dave Chisnall 5-2 Scott Waites
Jan Dekker 4-5 Jonathan Worsley
Scott Waites 5-1 Jonathan Worsley
Dave Chisnall 5-0 Jan Dekker
Jan Dekker 1-5 Scott Waites
Jonathan Worsley 1-5 Dave Chisnall


Featured pic: L Lustig / PDC