2019 NEWS ITEMS
Held over four days, the Professional Darts Corporation’s Q-School gives the chance to any darts player aged 16 or above to win a PDC Tour Card, which allows them to compete on the PDC circuit. Four players of each day can win a two-year Tour Card, with further Cards allocated to other players based on finishing points in the Q School Order of Merit. Participants in this year's competition numbered 397, with 30 of them grabbing a Tour Card.
Among the winners at this year's PDC Q-School is Mark McGeeney who came really close to winning a Tour Card on the first day of the competition, but was defeated in the semi-finals. The second day, however, saw Mark defeating names like Matt Clark, Jamie Bain and Carl Wilkinson and ultimately attaining his Tour Card. There are 128 PDC Tour Card Holders in total, all eager to start competing in the PDC pro tour tournaments, Player Championships and European Tour Qualifiers
It’s going to be a big year for Mark in 2019 as he recently earned a PDC Tour Card. The former BDO world number one is going to be playing in some of the biggest tournaments in the sport over the next 12 months which makes it an exciting time for him.
Mark former BDO number came agonisingly close to winning a Tour Card on the first day of action, suffering defeat in the semi-finals but went one better on Day Two. Mark began with victories over Dave Prins, Scott Dale, Martin Atkins, Andy Chalmers and Mark Hickey to reached the last 16.
McGeeney then recorded back-to-back 5-2 wins over Matt Clark and Jamie Bain, before edging out Carl Wilkinson 5-4 to attain his all-important Tour Card.
2018 NEWS ITEMS
Mark McGeeney, Lakeside World Darts Finalist, two time back to back Dutch Open Champion and England International darts player. Mark is a supporter of Youth Darts and Prostate Cancer UK and many fans will also know he is also a keen Everton Football Club Supporter.
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England Darts Organisation Classic 2018
Mark was knocked out of the England Darts Organisation (EDO) Classic at Selsey by the eventual winner of the tournament Jim Williams.
Full details and links to the tournament event stream can be found on the EDO website.
Turkish Open / Classic Singles & Pairs
Mark had a superb weekend of darts in Turkey, as he had a clean sweep of the titles.
The Turkish Open singles title
The Turkish Open Doubles title, partnered with Scott Mitchell
The Turkish Classic title
Mark won the Turkish Open 6-2
The Turkish Classic men’s singles. Mark beat his open Doubles partner Scott Mitchell 5-1
Mark McGeeney along with Scott Mitchell won the Turkish Pairs Open 4-0. They beat Wesley Harms and Debney Erauw in the final
unicorn Play With the Best
Unicorn Darts ; Since 1937. 80 Years of Innovation and Experience
Mark joins the world’s top darts team - unicorn
Mark’s fans will know Mark has won the Dutch Open for the last two years and will also recall his narrow defeat in the 2018 BDO Lakeside World Championships to Glen Durrant after having two darts to win the title.
Unicorn has seen Mark’s incredible talent and along with his new management team Dunvegan Enterprisers who also managers dart stars such as Gary Anderson and Micheal Smith have signed Mark to use their precision dart equipment.
Mark’s new unicorn darts, flight and stems are now in development and will be available to buy before the end of the year.
Mark said “It is a big privilege for me to sign for Unicorn which will help me to take my career to the next level”
Darts World Matchplay
Mark McGeeney will be feature in the 2018 World Grand Slam of Darts in November and will hoping to see him emulate Scott Waites past experience by winning the event but before that the PDC World Matchplay will cross our screens.
Anyone who knows anything about darts will be aware of the World Matchplay, also known as the BetVictor World Matchplay. This professional darts tournament is played in a ‘legs format’ and has always been run by the PDC – Professional Darts Corporation.
The long running and well-established tournament has been played on a yearly basis since 1994. It is held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. This tournament is considered to be the second biggest PDC tournament on the yearly calendar and tickets for the event sell out within days.
Dunvegan Enterprises Ltd. www.tommygilmour.com
Sports Management and Event Consultancy
Mark signs up for Dunvegan Enterprises - Sports Management
The BDO and WDF No.1 Mark McGeeney has signed up with Tommy Gilmour’s Dunvegan Enterprises - Sport management
Mark said: “I am over the moon to join Tommy Gilmour’s Dunvegan Eneterprises - Sports Management.”
“I can now concentrate on my game and not get caught up worrying about travel, bookings and all sorts of stuff, because that is all now organised for me.”
“Tommy’s experience in managing world champion boxers and dart players like the two-time PDC world darts champion ‘Gary Anderson’ have made my decision easy.”
“Tommy manages a string of top-class dart players including. Gary Anderson, two-time PDC world darts champion, Michael Smith the former PDC youth champion, Ian White, Chris Dobey, Adam Hunt and Chris Quantock. Joining this stable of players is great for me and I immediately clicked with all of them. They are all great players and nice guys”
Tommy said: "I'm thrilled to add another No1 to the Dunvegan Team and look forward to having another World Champion in the near future. Mark will be a great asset to the team."
May - 2018
BDO World Trophy 2018
Preston Guild Hall 30th May - 3rd June 2018
Following the success of the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships, comes this season’s next Major, The World Darts Trophy.
Five days of world class darts comes to Preston Guild Hall this May/June featuring the World’s top 32 men and 16 ladies including Mark McGeeney, Scott Waites, Glen Durrant, Scott Mitchell, Trina Gulliver and Anastasia Dobromyslova.
From the 30th May to 3rd June see the World’s top players battle it out for a prize pool of over £50,000. Reigning World Professional Darts Championship winner, Glenn Durrant, 10 times World Ladies champion, Trina Gulliver, BDO No1. Mark McGeeney, Scott Mitchell, 3 x Lakeside World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova, and local hero Reigning Lakeside World Champion, Lisa Ashton.
Tickets available from Preston Guild Hall. www.prestonguildhall.co.uk
Tel: 0177280 4444 (booking fees may apply)
May - June 2018
Prostate Cancer UK
Mark McGeeney helped boost Prostate Cancer UK’s Charity funds on 13th May 2018.
Marked tweeted that he would donate £2.00 to the charity for every person who wore a Prostate Cancer UK Team Shirt (PCUK). Lots of you help the cause by wearing your PCUK shirt which delighted Mark and will he will be making a donation of £500.00 to the charity very soon.
Marks total was 163 PCUK shirts worn should have been £326 in total but he said he would make it up and donate £500 which has also been matched by Danny who helps run the PCUK stall. £1,000 in total!
Mark would like to thank all that took part and if you would like to add to the funds you can donate online by clicking the Prostate Graphic that features on this website and follow the link to donate. Or click on the news graphic below to be taken to the donation page directly.
14th May 2018
Bull’s German Open and Masters 2018
13-15th April 2018
One of the biggest dart events in Germany will take place in a new venue at the Wunderland Kalkar.
Mark couldn’t replicate his title victory in the Bull’s German Open this year. He was defeated in the semi-finals by Derk Telnekes 3-5. The final was between Derk Telnekes and Scott Mitchell. Scott took the title in the deciding leg 6-5
In the Bull’s German Masters Mark made it to the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
Full details can be found at the Bull's German Open / Masters website
Darts Legend Eric Bristow
The world of darts has been in mourning since the devasting news of the passing of five-time world champion, Eric Bristow, aged 60. Nicknamed the ‘Crafty Cockney’, Bristow dominated the sport between 1980 and 1986 and picked up another five World Masters titles along the way. Bristow was one of the founding members of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and had been awarded an MBE for his services to the game back in 1989.
We would like to add our tribute to one of the greatest darts players that has ever lived.
British Internationals - Results
You can replay the event via the YouTube Stream links below.
Day one: Watch Again
Eng v Scot (Boys) | Wal v Scot (Girls) | Wal v Eng (Boys) | Eng v Wal (Women)
Day two: Watch Again
Scot v Eng (Girls) | Scot v Wal (Boys) | Eng v Wal (Girls) | Scot – Eng (Women) |Scot v Wal (Men)
Day three: Watch Again
Eng v Scot (Men) | Wal v Sco (Women) | Wal v Eng (Men)
Mark lost his first match against Scotland's Ross Montgomery 4-2. Mark's Ave: 31.14
Mark's second match against Welshman Steve Alker, Mark won 4-0. Mark's Ave: 27.83