Author: cmurphy

Hundreds of darting enthusiasts have been given the chance to rub shoulders with former world champion Mark Webster and put their skills on the oche to the test.

Webster, the 2008 BDO world champion, has been the star attraction in the Leyland Paints Darts Challenges held at five Selco Builders Warehouses. (more…)

Mark Webster continues to be a major contender for PDC honours, having previously won the BDO World Championship in 2008.

The left-hander, from Denbigh in Wales, broke into the top-level darts scene in style in 2006 by winning the Europe Cup. That year also included a run to the semi-finals of the World Masters.  (more…)

Mark Webster will be hoping for an early 30th birthday present when he takes to the stage at the World Matchplay this weekend.

The Denbigh left-hander turns 30 next month and would love nothing more than to mark the landmark birthday by making a big impression at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Webster, who is sponsored by Leyland Paints, is striving for the form which saw him lift the BDO World Championship in 2008 and qualify for the Premier League three years later. (more…)

Mark Webster will compete in the European Championship as the replacement for Gary Anderson, who has withdrawn through illness.

The Welsh left-hander will take on James Wade on Thursday night in the first round of the £200,000 tournament in Germany.

Webster replaces Anderson as he is the highest ranked non-qualified player on the PDC Order of Merit. (more…)

Mark Webster will draw on the memories of 2011 when he returns to the Speedy Services UK Open stage at Bolton this week.
 
The former BDO world champion from Denbigh reached the semi-finals of the ‘FA Cup of Darts’ two years ago, coming within a whisker of making it to the final only to lose a final leg decider to James Wade in the last four.
 
Now Webster, who is sponsored by Leyland Paints, is eyeing a similar run as he prepares to launch a busy sequence of televised tournaments. (more…)

Mark Webster is heading to Hong Kong to compete in leading soft-tip tournament SUPER DARTS 2013.

The Welsh ace is part of a 16-man global line-up, featuring some of the best soft and steel-tip players in the world.

The former Lakeside winner is set to face Japan’s World Championship star Haruki Muramatsu in the opening round on April 7.

And the Denbigh-based left hander is looking forward to the challenge. (more…)

Mark Webster led Wales into the semi-finals of the World Cup of Darts in Hamburg as he and Richie Burnett claimed a hard fought victory against Spain.

Webster produced finishes of 102, 94 and 76 in a 4-3 defeat of Antonio Alcinas but Burnett suffered a loss by the same score-line against Carlos Rodriguez. (more…)

Wales produced a brilliant performance to book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Hamburg with a 5-2 triumph over Canada.

Mark Webster and Richie Burnett did not miss a single attempt at a double and averaged over 98 in the win, with Webster taking out a brilliant 120 finish along the way. (more…)

Wales secured their place in the last 16 of the World Cup in Hamburg with an impressive whitewash over Italy on Saturday afternoon.

Mark Webster and Richie Burnett eased past Daniele Petri and Matteo Dal Monte to ensure they would top their group.

And Webster believes that their is much more to come from team Wales.

He said: “Winning is the most important thing and we’ve had two good wins so we’ve got to be happy with that.

“We haven’t really played anywhere near our best though and there is a lot of room for improvement.

“If we can do that and move it up a gear or two then there’s no reason why we can’t go all the way. We are here to win this.”

Burnett got Wales off the mark by pinning  double four and he doubled their lead on double ten.

Webster then made it three nil when he hit double eighteen before Burnett found the double four bed to take the Welsh pair within a leg of victory.

And ‘The Prince of Wales’ pegged double ten to seal their place at the top of Group D.

They will face the runners-up from Group C in the last 16 on Saturday evening.

By Chris Murphy

WALES 5 – 2 SPAIN

Welsh pair Mark Webster and Richie Burnett closed in on a last 16 spot at the World Cup of Darts with a comfortable victory over Spain in Hamburg on Friday evening.

The Welshmen took the last three legs to win their first match in this year’s tournament, defeating Antonio Alcinas and Carlos Rodriguez who had beaten Italy earlier in the day.

Webster pinned double five to give Wales the lead before Burnett doubled it by bedding double ten, in a leg which included a first 180 courtesy of Webster.

The left-hander missed a dart at tops though, allowing Spain to take the third leg and they restored parity when Alcinas produced a fine 90 checkout.

Burnett narrowly missed the bull for a 119 finish but Webster cleaned up the remaining 25 to put the Welsh pair back in front.

And ‘The Prince of Wales’ then pegged double two as Wales moved within a leg of victory.

Rodriguez hammered home a 180 for Spain but Burnett stepped forward to seal the win.

Wales will face Italy on Saturday afternoon in the final game of Group D.

By Chris Murphy