Simon Whitlock returns to the scene of his most famous darting triumph this weekend determined to mount a strong defence of his European Championship title.
World number five Whitlock claimed his first major title in Muelheim, Germany, last year when defeating Wes Newton in the final to claim the European crown.
‘The Wizard’ is aiming to repeat those heroics this weekend and make a glorious start to a demanding month of darts which concludes with the World Matchplay in Blackpool. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock produced some brilliant darts in front of an adoring Dusseldorf crowd but was denied victory in the European Darts Open by the formidable Michael van Gerwen.
Whitlock delighted an army of fans in Germany, some of which were kitted out in full ‘Wizard’ attire, with a brilliant run to the final of the PDC’s European Tour event.
The Australian ace picked up £10,000 for a wonderful weekend’s work which ended with defeat at the hands of the new Premier League Champion. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock is eyeing one of his career highlights as he prepares for a nail-biting three-way battle for the final Premier League Darts play-off spot in Newcastle on Thursday.
Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld have already booked their place in the play-off finals at the O2 Arena in London on May 16, with Whitlock, James Wade and Robert Thornton now contesting the final spot at the Metro Radio Arena.
After narrowly surviving relegation on Judgement Night a month ago, Whitlock has been on a scintillating run of form which has seen him notch four victories from the last five games. Continue reading
SIMON WHITLOCK 7 - 4 James Wade
Simon Whitlock kept his McCoy’s Premier League play-off hopes alive with a crucial victory over James Wade in Liverpool on Thursday evening.
‘The Wizard’ is threatening to complete a remarkable comeback from the jaws of relegation to potential glory after sealing his fourth win in his last five games since surviving elimination.
The Australian faces two games on the final week of league action in Newcastle next week and is confident of completing his late assault on the top four.