Author: cmurphy

Mark Webster progressed to the last 16 of the Grand Slam in dramatic style, winning a nine-dart shoot-out against Wes Newton after the pair ended the group stage tied on points and leg difference.

Webster, who had already beaten Newton but lost to Simon Whitlock prior to a decisive evening on Monday, claimed a 5-3 win against Ross Smith to boost his chances of qualification in his final Group G match.

But Newton’s 5-4 win against Whitlock left them at deadlock, setting up the shoot-out which the Welshman won convincingly.

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MARK WEBSTER 5-2 Wes Newton

Mark Webster gave his hopes of progressing from a tough Grand Slam of Darts group a brilliant boost by defeating world number eight Wes Newton in his opening match.

The Welsh left-hander raced back from being two legs behind to seal the win, hitting a sensational 164 checkout along the way.

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Former world darts champion Mark Webster will be hoping to relive his 2008 win over Simon Whitlock after the two were paired together in the same group for the Grand Slam of Darts event in Wolverhampton.

Both are sponsored by Leyland Paints, so the match between the Welsh left-hander and the Australian, should prove to be a colourful affair.

Since the pair met in the BDO world final five years ago, Webster hasn’t enjoyed much success against ‘The Wizard’, but he’s hoping to put that right in the fast-paced early format of the group stages of the Grand Slam. (more…)

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…)