10 - Scotland's Winmau World Master Robert Thornton added the Dutch Open (WDF) title to his collection beating Dutchman Alain van Bouwel 3-0 in the Men's Final. Reigning Women's World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova added more silverware to her collection when she won the Women's title beating Netherlands Carla Molema by 5 legs to 2.
21 - A court case in the Netherlands ends with the judge unable to find enough evidence regarding an existing contract between the PDC and the organisers of the two Dutch tournaments, the International Darts League and World Darts Trophy. Without PDC players and a television agreement, the IDL is postponed indefinitely and the WDT's future remains doubtful.
24 - Wales win the WDF Nations Cup at the Rhydycar Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil. The five man team of Robert Hughes, Gareth Holt, Wayne Warren, Martin Phillips and Mark Webster beat England 13-8 in the final.
1 - Phil Taylor picks up the Southern Players Championship title at the Brentwood Centre in Essex. He beat Chris Mason, Wayne Mardle, Adrian Lewis and James Wade to take his first PDC Pro Tour title of the year. Despite his "lack of form",it was his fifth title in his last six tournaments - with only the World Championship missing from the collection.
1 - Steve West wins the Finnish Open with a 5-4 final victory over Robert Wagner. Sari Nikula beat Tarja Salminen in an all-Finland final for the women's title.
2 - Colin Lloyd takes his second PDC Pro Tour title of the year by beating Phil Taylor in the Southern Regional Final of the UK Open in Brentwood, Essex. Four Dutch players reach the last eight of the event.
15 - St Helens player Alan Tabern won the North West Players Championship in Wigan beating Chris Mason in the final.
16 - Phil Taylor wins the North West Regional Final of the UK Open in Wigan in a deciding leg shootout against Adrian Lewis.
27 - Adrian Lewis misses his Premier League match against Phil Taylor in Birmingham due to illness. Terry Jenkins is asked to play twice in the night, with Lewis's match rescheduled the following week.
29 - Phil Taylor's successful month continues in Telford with his fourth successive Pro Tour Title - the Midland Players Championship defeating Colin Lloyd in the final.
30 - Phil Taylor wins his fifth successive title, all in the month of March winning the Midland Regional Final of the UK Open - the last of the eight regionals. He beat Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-final and Brendan Dolan in the Telford final.
5 - The British Darts Organisation announce a new BDO Grand Prix series of five events to be televised by Setanta Sports from May to September, the Welsh Open, International Open, Gold Cup, British Classic and British Open.
21 - Robert Thornton joins the PDC. Thornton becomes the first high profile switch of 2008 and following Michael van Gerwen in 2007, it's the second consecutive year that the incumbentWinmau World Masters champion has left the BDO before defending the title. Thornton was also the BDO's number one ranked player at the time of the switch.
24 - Dutchman Willy van der Wiel wins the Norway Open beating Scotland's Paul Hanvidge in the final. Carina Ekberg beat Scotland's Louise Hepburn in the Women's final.
23 - John Raby passes away after a long battle against motor neurone disease and cancer. His promotions company, JR Darts helped with organisation of tournaments in the PDC from its infancy. Barry Hearn said without Raby, "we might not have had a PDC." He had been inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2007.
27 - The League of Legends entertain the Hilton Hotel in Birmingham for week 3 of competition. Dave Whitcombe continued his winning ways, claiming a third straight win with 7-3 win over Eric Bristow. Bobby George won his first game of the league, beating Peter Evison 7-3. There were also wins for Bob Anderson and Keith Deller who respectively beat Cliff Lazarenko and John Lowe, who is the only one of the eight still without a win having lost his first three games.
29 - Phil Taylor wins his ninth PDC Pro Tour title of the year by winning the Players Championship in Las Vegas beating Ronnie Baxter in the final. Raymond van Barneveld suffered a shock first round exit to Germany's Michael Rosenauer, who went on the reach the semi finals along with Mark Walsh. Mark Frost reached the quarter finals and in doing so he secures his place in the World Matchplay.
30 - Phil Taylor extends his winning run to 31 matches by taking the first of the weekend's Players Championships in the Netherlands. He beats James Wade in the final.
31 - Phil Taylor completes the weekend title double in the Netherlands beating Terry Jenkins in the final. It is his sixth tournament win in a row and extends his winning run to 38 matches. His record in knockout matches in 2008 stands at 128 wins, 5 defeats with 17 titles in 18 finals.
31 - Mark Webster wins the WDF Europe Cup with 4-0 win over Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney while the England pairing of Martin Adams and John Walton won the Pairs. They defeated Marko Kantele and Jarkko Komula 4-2. The men's team title went to Denmark for the first time.
31 - Krysztof Ratajski of Poland created a sensation by the Denmark Open Singles. He defeated Dutchman Fabian Roosenbrand in the final. The Women's title went to Julie Gore (Wales) who defeated Russia's Irina Armstrong 4-1.
15 - Ellie Hindle, who worked closely with the BDO for many years at Pontin’s, Brean Sands dies from cancer.
20 - In an all Scottish final, John Henderson beats Gary Anderson 4-2 in the final of the British Open in Bridlington. Despite the defeat Anderson won the inaugural BDO British Grand Prix and £12,000 top prize. Ross Montgomery was second and Davy Richardson third. In the Women's singles, Trina Gulliver beat Francis Hoenselaar 3-1 in the women's final.
27 - Mareno Michels (Netherlands) won the men's singles at the French Open beating Robert Hughest (Wales) 5-4 i the final. Irina Armstrong (Russia) won the Women's Singles defeating Karin Krappen of the Netherlands 4-0 in the final. Daniel van Mourik (Netherlands) won the Youth Singles.
29 - Shaun Greatbatch confirms his withdrawal from the World Masters and Zuiderduin Masters due to entering hospital at the beginning of November for continued treatment, but he remains optimistic about his chances of taking part at the Lakeside in January.
WDF ranking points awarded: Winner 150, Runner-up 100, Semi-Finalists 80, Quarter-Finalists 48, 9th to 16th place 24, 17th to 32nd place 12.
Dutch Open at NH Hotel/Congress centre, Veldhoven, February 7–10
Quarter-Finals (Losers €500, Best of 9 legs) Robert Thornton (84.99) 4-1 Joey Ten Berge (88.14), Robert Wagner (100.20) 4-0 Patrick Bulen (78.63), Alain Van Bouwel (79.53) 4-1 Edwin Max (74.82), Willem Kralt (71.19) 4-3 Phill Nixon (75.84)
Semi-Finals (Losers €1,250, Best of 5 sets, 5 legs per set) Robert Thornton (102.51) 2-0 Robert Wagner (97.59), Alain Van Bouwel (80.79) 2-0 Willem Kralt (76.80).
Final (Winner €4,500 Runner-up €2,250, Best of 7 sets, 5 legs per set) Robert Thornton (92.52) 3-0 Alain Van Bouwel (84.24)
Scottish Open at Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel, Renfrew, February 16–17
Quarter-Finals (Losers £100, Best of 5 legs) Garry Thompson 3-1 Robert Thornton, Martin Adams 3-1 Willy Van De Wiel, Shaun Greatbatch 3-2 Daryl Gurney, Scott Waites 3-2 Steve O Donnell.
Semi-Finals (Losers £300, Best of 7 legs) Garry Thompson 4-2 Martin Adams, Shaun Greatbatch 4-3 Scott Waites.
Final (Winner £2,000 Runner-up £800) Garry Thompson 5-1 Shaun Greatbatch