World Number One Clinches World Title
The win wasn’t Michael Van’s best outing that’s for sure, but the fact that he won his third world title, and then he is worth applauding indeed. Also, considering that he won his contender, the very brave Michael Smith by 7 sets to 3, it simply means he has finally carved a spot for himself in the class of world three times Champion, which is the biggest stride yet for his Darting career.
We have never doubted that Van Gerwan is possibly the most talented Dart player in his era, and by his third consecutive world championship win, he has further gone to prove us right—he is presently just being led by Phil Taylor who has won the title 16 times, Eric Bristow and Raymond Van Barneveld who has both won 5 times each.
Van Gerwen Wins 5th Fifth Premier League Title
World champion Michael Van Gerwen is the champion of the premier league title, making it his fifth as he beats Rob Cross at the London’s O2 arena. This is making the fourth time he would be winning the title consecutively. He is presently just one win short of Phil Taylor who has won the title five times.
Even though he struggled during his semifinal to win Daryl Gurney, he made quite an impressive performance in the finals. Cross on the hand beat James Wade in the semifinal to qualify for the finals. With his win of the premier league title, he has become 250,000 pounds richer—which is the prize allotted to the winner.
Rob Cross who was the winner of the 2018 world championship rallied after he fell behind 5-1 in the finals, but after missing three darts to level up in the 10th leg, Van Gerwen became clearly the winner as he took the cue and won by a 6-4 lead. H eventually clinched the title with a 130 checkout.
At the end of the tournament, an excited Van Gerwen told Sky sports that it was a phenomenal title to win again for the fifth time.
Dart Premier League: Daryl Gurney Earns Third straight win over Michael Van Gerwen
Daryl Gurney secured third straight win over world champion Michael Gerwen in the latest premier league round held in Manchester. With this result, Michael Gerwen has clearly lost his lead on the table as Rob Cross has moved ahead of him after beating Michael Smith 8-1.
Van Gerwen has lost three matches already in the opening 14 rounds. Gurney is making real progress as with this victory he is now a point off the top four.
Daryl Gurney Only Winner on the Night of Draws in Birmingham
Daryl Gurney beat Peter Wright 8-4 to clearly to stay ahead of the top four with one point. With three rounds of fixtures left, even though his position is shaky, with more persistence, we could see Daryl Gurney as the winner of the premier league. But it’s still too early to predict that.
Very interesting fixtures still lined up that would eventually determine who carts way the coveted title.
Rob Cross Defend His World Title-- 2018
The opening night at Alexandria palace saw Rob Cross defend his world championship title with a startling 3-1 victory over Jeffery de Zwaan. The fiery world champion stepped into the tournament in mixed form 12 months on from stunning the world and faced indisputably the tougher of the second round ties.
It was easy for De Zwaan to cruise through the first set after beating Kumar 3-0 in the night, but trust Cross for he bounced right back into the tournament stylishly.
In spite of the pressure, it was so heartwarming to see the 28 year old push through replicating the scenario in which he beat Michael Van Gerwen and Phil Taylor sometime last year and averaged 103.66 to reach the third round.