17 - Phil Taylor wins his second tournament of the month by capturing the Eddie Cox Memorial Players Championship in Gibraltar. He picked up the £6,000 first prize by coming from 2-1 down, winning the last five legs consecutively to beat Alan Tabern 6-2. Mark Walsh also picked up a £1,600 prize for a nine-darter against Jamie Caven, in a match he won 6-5.
18 - Phil Taylor completes the Gibraltar double, by beating Mark Dudbridge 6-1 in the final of the Stan James.com Players Championship. In the BDO, Richard Marcotte wins the category B Quebec Open beating Martin Tremblay to pick up the $2400 first prize.
24 - Garrett Gray of the Republic of Ireland wins the Gwynedd Open, defeating Derek Williams 5-3 in legs in the final. Also on the day, Jenni Tulley and Craig Baxter win the Scottish Mixed Pairs Championship in Bannockburn, beating Paul Hanvidge and Louise Hepburn 3-0 in the final.
25 - In the BDO, Kevin Munch wins the men's German Gold Cup defeating Jan Dekker 3 sets to 1 in the final. In the women's event, Irina Armstrong beats Karin Krappen 2-1 to retain the title. Elsewhere, Wes Newton claims the men's Las Vegas Open title defeating Brian Blake 4 legs to 0 in the final and in the women's event, Canada's Robin Curry wins 4-3 against American Cali West.
14 - Gino Vos wins the WDF-ranked Dortmund Open, beating Ronny Huybrechts three sets to one in the final. In the women's event, Michelle Sossong wins her first tournament, beating Carla Molema by two sets to nil.
16 - Roland Scholten has surgery on his injured shoulder which has seen his form dip and his ranking tumble outside the top 16.
28 - Phil Taylor wins his third Players Championship event in succession, winning the German Darts Classic in Gladbeck. In the final, he saw off Adrian Lewis by 6 legs to nil. Over his seven matches on Saturday, just six legs were dropped by The Power, on his way to picking up the £6,000 first prize. In other matches, Mark Webster made his PDC debut but found life tough going, losing his very first match to Ronnie Baxter 6-1. Meanwhile, Stephen Bunting and Francis Lawson win the men's and women's Tyne and Wear Open. Bunting beat Glen Durrant to pick up the £1,100 first prize, while Lawson surprised Anastasia Dobromyslova to pick up the £200 first prize. In the youth competition, Leon Bailey saw off Lee Rump to claim victory.
1 - In a busy weekend of darts, it was four in a row for Phil Taylor as he sealed the Gladbeck Players Championship double. In a rematch of the previous day's final, Taylor beat Adrian Lewis by six legs to one, to pick up yet another £6,000 first prize. Elsewhere, the English team of Martin Atkins, Scott Waites, John Walton, Tony O'Shea and Martin Adams won the Nations Cup with a 13-8 victory over the Dutch side of Daniel Brouwer, Rick Hofstra, Kevin Vennik, Willy van de Wiel and Joey ten Berge. Waites' performance stood out as he won 5 of the English side's 13 legs. Meanwhile, Robert Wagner took advantage of the Nations Cup ruling out many top players, to win the Finnish Open beating Oskar Lukasiak 5-4 in a closely contested final. In the women's event, Tricia Wright won again, beating Kirsi Viinikainen 4-2 in the final. Wayne Brown also won the Essex Open, beating Jason Evans 4-1 in the final.
5 - Week five of the Premier League saw the competition move to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle for the highly anticipated clash between Mervyn King and Phil Taylor. A 7-7 draw was the end result, however there was some needle between the two players. During the seventh leg, Taylor after removing the darts from a 60 score, dropped one of them at the side of the oche. As Taylor retrieved it, King threw his first dart over Taylor, thus being deemed unsporting by the 14-time world champion. In slightly less bad-tempered matches, James Wade moved up to second in the table after an 8-6 win over Jelle Klaasen, who still languishes at the bottom of the table; Wayne Mardle and Raymond van Barneveld shared a 7-7 draw and John Part occupies the final play-off spot, after an 8-5 win over the winless Terry Jenkins.
8 - Robert Thornton became only the third player – after Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis – to win both events of a PDC Pro Tour weekend after conquering Dennis Priestley again during the final of the UK Open Scottish Regional. With his win, Thornton has now won over £84,000 in less than a year's competition on the PDC circuit, and is within range of the world's top sixteen. In only his fourth tournament since defecting from the BDO, Mark Webster made his first Pro Tour semi-final, having survived a scare during his third round match. In a battle of the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship champions, Anastasia Dobromyslova wasted eight match darts at 5-4, before Webster came back and won 6-5. Webby would eventually fall to Thornton 6-3. Meanwhile, in a category four World Darts Federation event, Troy Hanlon won the Halifax Open in Canada. Hanlon beat Seymour Dixon in the final. In the women's event, Cindy Pardy beat Tammy Perry to pick up the trophy.
14 - Dennis Priestley continues his current run of form by winning the North-West Players Championship at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan. He defeated Colin Lloyd 6-1 in the final to pick up the £6,000 prize. The star of the day's play however, was Louis Blundell, who surprised everyone by reaching the semi-finals to pick up £1,500. On the way, he beat former UK Open runner-up Gary Mawson, Peter Wright, Steve Maish and Mark Walsh before an incredible 6-0 whitewash of world number two James Wade. The Shevington native's luck was out though, as he would fall to Lloyd in a final leg decider.
20 - Martin Goodin won the Torremolinos Open by beating Tim Jones 3-0 in the final. Jones was playing in his first tournament final, just two months after winning the John Smith's People's Darts Championship at the Lakeside. Namesake Linda Jones won the women's event, beating Carole Frison of France 3-0.
21 - Phil Taylor wins yet another Players Championship event, with a win in the Brentwood Players Championship. He defeated Ronnie Baxter in the final by six legs to two. Brad Wethington beat Lito Moises in the final to win the Virginia Beach Darts Classic, while Robin Curry beat Paula Murphy to win the women's event. In Gibraltar, John Ferrell beat Paul Harvey to win the Gibraltar Open. In the women's event, Carole Frison made her second final in two days, as she won the title, beating Paula Jacklin in the final.
22 - Yet another PDC Pro Tour weekend double for Phil Taylor as he wins the UK Open South-East Regional. He defeated Terry Jenkins in the final by six legs to four. The tournament also saw a return to form for Michael van Gerwen, who reached the semi-final before losing to Taylor.
28 - Mark Walsh stuns Phil Taylor in the final of the Midlands Players Championship to win only his third PDC Pro Tour title. Walshie led both 2-0 and 5-2 before going on to win 6-4 in Coventry. Amazingly, that was only Taylor's second defeat of 2009, having only lost to James Wade on February 26, at night four of the Premier League in Belfast.Mervyn King also recorded his first competition nine-darter during his match with Stuart Bousfield, to which he received £4,000 after the bonus had rolled over for ten Pro Tour events. In other events, Jyhan Artut won the first day of the German Darts Corporation event in Niedernhausen. Artut beat Andree Welge 6-2 in the final. Meanwhile, Down Under, Brian Roach wins the first day of the Gaels Club Open in Penrith, New South Wales and took home the $800 first prize. He won a deciding leg against Barry Jouannet, after Jouannet took the game from 5-2 to the deciding leg.
4 - Phil Taylor wins yet another Players Championship, by winning the first of the weekend's events in Nuland. In the final, he beat Scotland's Gary Anderson – who was appearing in his first final since coming across to the PDC – by six legs to five. Anderson is known to be a formidable player when playing in the Netherlands, having won both the International Darts League and the World Darts Trophy. The players' averages were incredible, for an eleven-leg match. Anderson averaged 108.24, whereas Taylor recorded 116.04, in order to win the £6,000 first prize.
5 - An eleventh tournament win of 2009 for Phil Taylor as he beat Gary Anderson once again, 6-2 in the final of the second Players Championship in Nuland. There was a fourth nine-darter of the year, with Vincent van der Voort recording his first in open play against Mario Masurka. The English team won the BDO British Internationals championship, after an 8-4 win over Wales. In the women's event, Wales clinched their first title in a dozen years, winning 4-2 against England.
7 - After coming down with a virus, Wayne Mardle pulled out of week ten of the Premier League due to be played on April 9, in Exeter.John Part will play two matches, with Mardle due to make his games up on April 16 in Nottingham.
12 - Phil Taylor claimed yet another UK Open Regional title, by demolishing Andy Hamilton 6-0 in the final of the South-West Regional in Taunton. Over the six legs, Taylor's match average exceeded 120, finishing at 120.24, using just 75 darts. Elsewhere, Eser Tekin won the Turkish Masters, beating Emre Toros to pick up the €100 first prize. In the women's event, Neslihan Algul beat Mine Aloglu; and in Greece, John Michael and Evi Nakka won their respective Greek Open titles.
15 - Wayne Mardle is rushed into hospital, after contracting mumps. This ruled him out of the Week 11 matchups of the Premier League, in Nottingham. This left him with five matches to catch up over the last three weeks. This meant that Mervyn King and James Wade would play twice during week eleven, in a hastily rearranged fixture list.
16 - In the revised schedule of week eleven of the Premier League, James Wade was the only winner on the night; an 8-1 thrashing of Terry Jenkins. The other three matches (Jelle Klaasen v Mervyn King, King v Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor v Wade) all ended up in 7-7 draws. This took Wade to the top of the standings with 17 points from 12 games, ahead of Taylor, who has 16 from 11 and King, who has 15 from 12.
18 - James Wade, fresh from returning to the top of the Premier League standings, won only his second title of 2009, by picking up the Players Championship event in Derby. He defeated Colin Lloyd 6-4 in the final, to pick up yet another £6,000 as he looks to keep within £300,000 of Phil Taylor in the PDC Order of Merit. Gary Anderson achieved his first nine-darter in the PDC, during his match with Darren Latham. He would latterly fall to his former BDO companion Mark Webster, but Anderson has now broken into the top 80 in the PDC, in just seven weeks.John Henderson won the German Open, after beating Stephen Bunting 3-2, while Trina Gulliver held off the in-form Tricia Wright 2-1, to win the women's event. The youth events were won by Zoe Jones and Tim van de Hoek, with the pairs events won by Ron Meulenkamp/Robert Wagner (men's) and Gulliver/Francis Hoenselaar (women's).
19 - Mark Walsh produced a sensational comeback to win the penultimate regional qualifier for the UK Open, by winning the East Midlands Regional in Derby. After being 4-0 down to Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld, Walshie reeled off 5 consecutive legs, before taking a deciding leg. It was his second tournament win of 2009. Ken Dobson caused a major surprise by reaching the semi-finals, before falling to Walsh 6-2. Elsewhere, Darin Young won the WDF-sanctioned Charlotte Open, beating Canada's Shawn Brenneman in the final. In another USA v Canada final, Paula Murphy beat Robin Curry to win the women's event.
20 - Wayne Mardle was given the all-clear to rejoin the Premier League circuit, for Thursday night's fixtures in Aberdeen. The PDC also revealed the fixtures for the last three weeks, after Mardle's illness had led to the original fixtures being scrapped.
23 - Week twelve of the Premier League in Aberdeen began with one of the challenge matches arranged the day before. James Wade took on Robert Thornton in a race-to-7 match. Wade averaged in excess of 105 to beat the Scot 7-2. Regular Premier League matches completed the night, with Terry Jenkins and Mervyn King drawing 7-7, Raymond van Barneveld beating Jelle Klaasen 8-5, and Phil Taylor thrashed John Part 8-3. Taylor averaged 116.01 during the match, breaking his own record of 114.53, for the highest three-dart average recorded on television. King and van Barneveld confirmed their places in the play-offs, with Wade and Taylor confirmed to finish in the top two.
25 - Sixteen players qualified for the UK Open thanks to their performances during the Holsten Pub Qualifiers in Batley and Aylesbury. From the Batley event, Darren Weaver, Graham Usher, Chris Hornby, Stuart Monaghan, David Smurthwaite, Gary Stephens, Glen Durrant and Alan Davie all qualified, and from the Aylesbury event, Peter Green, Stuart Pickles, Coen Wiekamp, Adrian Genery, Steve Penney, Phil Currie, Steve Dolan and John McGuirk qualified. Elsewhere, John Henderson continued his good run, as he won the Scottish Singles Championship, beating Brian Woods 3-2 in the final. In the women's event, teenager Lorraine Hyde saw off Linda Marshall 3-1. Also, the pairs events were held towards the Open Holland, with Carla Molema winning the women's pairs and mixed pairs, with partners Irina Armstrong and Pedro Heijnen. Molema and Armstrong beat Melissa Landkroon and Melanie Os 4-0, while Molema and Heijnen beat Karin Krappen and Daniel Brouwer 5-0. The men's pairs were won by Hans Zeelenberg and Niels-Jan Stuiver, beating Alan Norris and Stephan Gerritsen 5-2.
26 - The sixteen remaining UK Open spots were snapped up during the Holsten Pub Qualifiers in Salford and Birmingham. Salford saw Kevin Beare, Duane Garfield, Matthew Campbell, Andy Boulton, Harry Robinson, Ken Mather, Les Fitton and Derek Williams all qualified, and in Birmingham, Andy Roberts, Mark Layton, Paul Cook, Paul Rowley, Mark Cox, Johnny Haines, Mike Langley and Andy Pearce all qualified. Meanwhile, the International Open Holland continued with the singles events. Mareno Michels saw off Scotland's Mark Barilli 3-2 to win the men's event.Karin Krappen avenged her mixed pairs defeat by beating Carla Molema 2-1 in the final of the women's event. The youth events were won by Jeffrey Sparidaans and Mercedes Pieters.
2 - Simon Whitlock returned in style to the DPA circuit, by winning the Saturday Goulburn Workers Club Open, in New South Wales. He saw off Steve MacArthur 7-5 in the final, having been 4-0 up at one stage.
3 - Another $1,000 went the way of Simon Whitlock as he completed the Australian Grand Prix double, by winning the Sunday Goulburn Workers Club Open. This time, he saw off Russell Stewart 7-2 in the final. Despite only competing in this weekend, Whitlock is up to fourth in the DPA Order of Merit, $800 behind leader Paul Nicholson.
7 - The regular season of the 2009 Premier League ended as the final week took place in Cardiff, and just like the previous week, was made up of two challenge matches and two league matches. In a battle of former BDO world champions, Jelle Klaasen saw off Mark Webster 7-3, while John Part was humbled 7-4 by Gary Anderson; the Scot averaged 107.40 during the match. In the league matches, Raymond van Barneveld clinched third after a 7-7 draw with Terry Jenkins, who finished fifth, and Phil Taylor sealed the number one spot after an 8-2 win over Mervyn King. The semi-finals at Wembley Arena on May 25, will see Taylor and King face each other once again, while van Barneveld will do battle with James Wade.
9 - The PDC Pro Tour returned after a three-week break with the Welsh Players Championship in Newport. After his superb win over John Part the previous Thursday, Gary Anderson clinched his first tournament win after beating Mervyn King 6-2 in the final. Anderson moved into the world's top sixty after the win, while King moved into the world's top five.
10 - In a weekend of firsts, Jamie Caven won his first Pro Tour title, by winning the UK Open Welsh Regional in Newport. He edged out Alan Tabern in a final leg decider to pick up the £6,000 first prize. What makes Caven's success even more special is the fact that he is blind in one eye. The Welsh Regional was the final qualifying event for the UK Open and will see 130 players take part at the tournament. Elsewhere, Simon Whitlock's great run continued, as he won his third successive tournament on the DPA circuit. Whitlock saw off Phil Hazell 7-5 in the final of the Clubs NZ Viva Las Vegas event, despite trailing 4-1. Both players receive airfare and accommodation for the PartyPoker.net Las Vegas Desert Classic in July.
31 - Scott Burnett won the North American Darts Championship in Boxborough, Massachusetts after a 6-3 win over Darin Young. With the win, Burnett earned a place at the 2009 Las Vegas Desert Classic at the start of July.
14 - A week after reaching the UK Open final, Colin Osborne wrapped up his first tournament title of 2009 with a 6-2 win over Gary Anderson in Barnsley. Anderson's runner-up earnings pushed him towards the edge of the top 50 in the PDC Order of Merit. Colin Monk earned £2,000 for a nine dart finish in a 6-1 win over Ray Farrell.
20 - "Pieman" Andy Smith claimed his first tournament win since October 2007 after winning the German Darts Trophy in Dinslaken. Smith edged out Colin Lloyd in a deciding leg to win the £6,000 first prize. Along the way, Smith also hit a nine dart finish during a 6-5 victory over Mark Walsh. Joe Cullen made his first semi-final since turning professional, losing 6-3 to Smith in the semi-finals.
30 - Ronnie Baxter handed Phil Taylor only his second Players Championship loss of the season, with a stunning 6-2 win over the world number one in the Las Vegas Players Championship at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Baxter's win also takes him within a few pounds of the top six qualification places for the 2010 Premier League. Wes Newton and Larry Butler both hit nine dart finishes against Colin Osborne and Jan van der Rassel respectively, sharing an £800 bonus prize. Their nine-darters didn't help them progress in the tournaments, as they lost against their respective opponents 6-3 and 6-2.