Simon Whitlock


2012 European Darts Champion Simon Whitlock has established himself as arguably the best darts player ever born in the southern hemisphere. The Australian is a regular threat in every event he plays, having reached three major finals before taking victory in the ParyPoker.net European Championships.

The Wizard has won a whole host of titles on both sides of the globe and has become a firm fan’s favourite after reaching World Championship finals in both the BDO and PDC.

He has also been runner-up in the Premier League and World Cup of Darts. Continue reading

Eight Ready to Shine in Leyland Darts Dazzler

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCEight of the biggest names in darts will head to Yorkshire next week aiming to win one of the leading tournaments on the UK exhibition circuit.

World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen will be the star attraction at the Leyland Paints Darts Dazzler, which takes place at the Batley Frontier on Wednesday December 3 at 7.30pm. Continue reading

Grand Slam of Darts: Whitlock Relishing Tough Challenge

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCDetermined Simon Whitlock is relishing the prospect of being in one of the toughest groups at this year’s Grand Slam of Darts – and believes it could spark a return to peak form.

Australia’s Whitlock has struggled to mark an impact in televised tournaments over the last month.

He has been drawn in a demanding group F for the round robin stage of the Grand Slam alongside fellow Premier League star Peter Wright, Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan and Michael Smith, who knocked Phil Taylor out of the World Championships last Christmas.

Only the top two qualify for the knockout stages, but Whitlock is confident he can progress in Wolverhampton. Continue reading

Whitlock Has Double Target For World Grand Prix

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCSimon Whitlock is hoping to achieve a double target in the double start format in next week’s World Grand Prix.

Whitlock’s primary aim is to enjoy an extended run in Dublin, a tournament where he reached the quarter-finals last year.

And the 45-year-old Wizard of Oz is hoping that goes hand-in-hand with a return to the top four in the world rankings, where he trails fourth placed Peter Wright by just £150. Continue reading