PDC launch Home Tour and Stevenson is in the mix

THE Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) will tonight start a new initiative with the launch of “The Home Tour”. Players will have the luxury of playing in their own homes and Plymouth’s Simon Stevenson will be in the mix. World Champion Peter Wright starts the first of 32 nights of action tonight from his Suffolk home and will first play Peter Jacques. Tonight’s full line-up is: Peter Wright v Peter Jacques Jamie Lewis v Niels Zonneveld Peter Jacques v Niels Zonneveld Peter wright v Jamie Lewis Jamie Lewis v Peter Jacques Niels Zonneveld v Peter Wright Play commences at 7.30pm each evening and can be viewed free of charge on PDC-TV or through the websites of Bookmakers. After a deferment of

Sibley's nine-darter was not the first recorded in Duchy

LOOKING back through my archives, it was 15 years ago next month in 2005, that I reported that Colin Sibley became the first Cornishman to hit the perfect nine-dart game in a competitive match . . . but he wasn’t. It has since transpired that that accolade went to a 46-year-old building manager some 24 years earlier. Playing in the Rising Sun in the individual competition of the Truro and District League, George Champion won the first leg of his best of three encounter in nine when he hit back to back 180s followed by treble 20, treble 15, double 18 and went on to win 2-1. Champion said: “I lost the second leg because of the shock of getting the nine-darter. “The Rising Sun is quite a small,

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