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How Darts Has Developed Into a Huge Arena Sport

How Darts Has Developed Into a Huge Arena Sport

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No other sport has had the same transformation as darts over the couple of decades. What was once regarded as a sport played in pubs now fills huge arenas around the world.

Interest in darts is growing all the time. Regions such as North America, Australia and parts of Europe now feature on the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) tour.

The PDC have done an excellent job of making a darts event more than just what takes place on stage. Those who attend tournaments know they are going to be entertained. The atmosphere inside these arenas is as good as you will find across any other indoor sport.

World Championship as the Pinnacle of the Sport

Darts really takes centre stage of the global sporting calendar around Christmas and the New Year as the PDC World Darts Championship takes place then at the Alexandra Palace in London. This is the biggest event of the year and the tournament every darts player dreams of winning.

Three-time winner Michael van Gerwen is the favourite in the darts betting from Betfair at 9/2. Mighty Mike is considered to be one of the best players to ever play the sport. The former world number one has not been at his best over the last couple of years, but he did prevail recently in Nordic Masters.

Van Gerwen will face strong competition from last year’s winner Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright and James Wade. The standard at the tournament grows every year which helps produce fantastic battles on the oche.

Thousands are set to attend the PDC World Darts Championship this year, while hundreds of thousands will tune in around the world for the tournament which runs from December 15 through to January 3.

Fallon Sherrock Proving Sex Can Be No Barrier In Darts

One of the new superstars of darts is Fallon Sherrock. She is having a lot of success on the PDC tour against her opposite sex. She stole the headlines at the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship as she became the first woman to win a match at the tournament.

Sherrock went on to reach the third round of the world championship on what was her debut in the event. Her win in the second round was even more impressive as it came against the world number 11 at the time, Mensur Suljovic.

The Queen of the Palace, as she is now known, lost to Chris Dobey 2-4 in the third round but she helped generate even more interest in the sport and tournament due to her achievement that year.

Sherrock made history again recently by becoming the first female player to reach a televised PDC final. She advanced through to the final of the Nordic Masters, with her notable victory coming against world number five Dimitri Van den Bergh. She also led in that final 6-3, but eventually lost 7-11 to van Gerwen.

With the likes of Sherrock, van Gerwen and Price all at the top of their game, darts is going to continue to grow as a sport. It will be exciting to see how far the game can go as it seems the sky is the limit.

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