World Matchplay: van Gerwen Clinches Blackpool Title

Michael van Gerwen was crowned as World Matchplay Champion after defeating James Wade in Sunday’s final at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

The 26-year-old Dutch star, who was memorably in tears after last year’s final loss to Phil Taylor, bounced back to win the £100,000 title 12 months on. Read the rest of this entry »

World Matchplay: van Gerwen Books Final Place With Wright Win

Michael van Gerwen moved into the final of the World Matchplay with a 17-12 victory against Peter Wright in Blackpool.

The world number one edged closer to winning his first title at the Winter Gardens in high-quality affair, in which both players averaged over 100. Read the rest of this entry »

World Matchplay: Brilliant van Gerwen Fights Off White

World number one Michael van Gerwen edged a thrilling quarter-final battle against Ian White to remain on course for his first World Matchplay title.

The tournament favourite was pushed all the way by his gutsy opponent in a brilliant match, which produced 22 180s. Read the rest of this entry »

World Matchplay: Magnificent van Gerwen Illuminates Blackpool

Michael van Gerwen produced a stunning display of darting dominance to defeat Jamie Lewis in the second round of the World Matchplay in Blackpool.

The world number one averaged just under 111 in a fabulous 13-2 victory against the Welsh youngster at the Winter Gardens.

And the bookies favourite, who hit five 180s, was delighted to have put on a show. Read the rest of this entry »

World Matchplay: van Gerwen Makes Strong Start

Michael van Gerwen enjoyed a convincing victory on the opening night of the World Matchplay in Blackpool.

The world number one defeated his Dutch compatriot Benito van de Pas 10-4 as he begun his challenge for the £100,000 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Older posts «