GDL Vouchers Update

Earlier this month, we put out a survey and asked players and non-players to fill it out to help shape the GDL. One of the many helpful suggestions was that maybe we could make our vouchers digital instead of paper. Absolutely brilliant idea from Thomas Bent! Thank you.  After some research and web development, we are delighted

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Season 5 League Allocations

Season 5 is just around the corner! Literally…. 3 days to go before it starts. We have created the league division allocations and listed everyone below. Fixtures and more information will be available SUNDAY. There will be no more developments Saturday.

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New Players – information needed

The following players have all registered their interest in playing the GDL, however we are waiting for at least one piece of the puzzle for them to get started. If you know any of these players, please get in touch with them and ask them to contact us via social media or our support form.

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Kevin Lane Interview

GDL player Kev Hardwick spent some time with GDL and Challenge Tour player Kevin Lane, talking about Q School, Online Darts, and more…. https://gdl180.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Video-20220202_190114-Meeting-Recording.mp4

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK – 7/2/22

The inaugural winners of the Statman Player of the Week, based on who has increased their GDL Form the most are: Platinum: Michael Fearon Gold: Iain Fraser Silver: Jordan Butler Bronze: Tom Monti GDL Form is calculated using various stats including 3DA, match results and match difficulty Michael Fearon: 6-1 win in the Tour, 7-3

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GDL’s New Chosen Charity

In light of recent allegations surrounding a professional football player, we have chosen Refuge as our new charity to support for the first half of 2022. One woman in four will experience domestic violence at some point in her lifetime and two women are killed each week in England and Wales by a current or

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Ranking Points

Wondering which GDL events carry ranking points towards each Major? 👇👇👇 GDL Grand Slam: GDL Tour 1 – 3 GDL extra 1 – 4 GDL Players Championships: GDL Tour 1 – 6 GDL extra 5 – 11 GDL Randomiser: GDL Tour 7 – 9 GDL extra 12 – 17 GDL World Championships: GDL Tour 1

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2022 Initial Player Grades

The 2022 Player Grading System has now been finalised! There are now FOUR grades, instead of 3 in 2021. These are Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The ranges of the initial gradings for the year, along with adding new players into the GDL Grading system are as follows: Platinum: over 66.5 Gold: 55.5-66.5 Silver: 48.5-55.5

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IMPORTANT! New players missing vital information

This is VERY URGENT! Below is a list of NEW PLAYERS who have registered for the GDL – either the leagues, the tour, or both, but we are missing vital information from them.  It could be that they’ve not entered the league yet, it could be that we don’t have stats/an average for them, it

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GDL 2022 Prize Funds

We are pleased to announce the 2022 prize fund.  Over the year, we will be giving away a minimum of MORE THAN £18,000* worth of prizes.  The prize breakdown for the majors will be as follows, for each of the FOUR grades: Winner £320 cash Runner-up £160 cash Semi-finalists £80 cash Quarter-finalists £40 to spend

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GDL 2021 World Championships Prize Fund

We are delighted to announce the prizes for the first ever GDL World Championships Finals. The prize fund is the largest that the GDL has ever put forward for any competition it has ever run – More than 40% larger than any other.  Making it into the top 64 is a reward in itself, showing

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World Championship Q3 Draw

UPDATE The Worlds Q3 draws have been added to the Tour Hub! CHECK the deadlines and start arranging as soon as you can! Why wait until a deadline day to play unless you have to? Extension requests to be asked for via a support ticket with evidence! Visit the Tour Hub for more details!

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GDL 2022 Calendar

The GDL Calendar for 2022 has been published! You can view the calendar online, or you can download individual blocks of the calendar per Major cycle/league season, and GDL extra, which can be imported to your phone, tablet, and/or computer calendars. To view the main calendar page, visit gdl180.com/gdl-2022-calendar (link also in the website menu)

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Player Stats

We’re like swans. Looking all graceful on the surface, with everything running smoothly, but underneath we work REALLY hard to deliver what players want.  As you are all aware, we have the most comprehensive and most useful statistics for players on the planet. And it just got even better… You can now (very soon) view

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ANNOUNCEMENT – New GDL Partnership

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering up with The Darts Guru to provide GDL players with tips, tricks, advice, and special offers on group coaching.  Steve is a darts player who has played up to international level and, after a long break from darts to concentrate on family, has decided to make

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ANNOUNCEMENT – New GDL app

The GDL has a NEW mobile app! As you probably know, we’re always working hard behind the scenes to improve the experience of GDL players and fans. As part of this, we are pleased to announce the new app, which is faster, neater, cleaner, and has more potential for the future. We have included a

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Player Spotlight – Craig Fowler

Written by Ashley Calver A Revolution in the Evolution-HDDL to GDL Brace yourselves because as we speak, or type, or read, there is the start of a revolution in the GDL. This may well end up in the chronicles of history, with the generations to follow opening up their school text books to page 180

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Mark Webster – Player Spotlight

There must be something in the water in Scotland and I don’t mean Nessy, in particular in Aberdeenshire where an upcoming GDL powerhouse by the name of Mark Webster resides. Our writer, Ashley Calver, spent some time talking to Mark about all things darts. “I live in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. I own a pub here and

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Paddy Mann v Michael Woodbridge match report

Written by Joe Carson Last night was a last 16 game in the Q1 Grand Prix contested by Paddy “The Iceman” Mann and Michael “Woody” Woodbridge. It was pretty even all the way through with neither really taking a grip of the game the first 2 legs were shared. Then leg 3 iceman hits an

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Joe Carson’s GDL extra write up

Well last night I entered the GDL Xtra mini Grand Slam as usual run fabulously by Sean and Paul. 3 top blokes along with me entered, so round robin it was. First up was Lee “Good Guy” Andrews. I Started off good and into a 2-0 lead but this was short lived as Lee started

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Ted Evetts Interview

GDL Interview with Ted Evetts Written by Robin Ellison In 2020, everybody within the darting community has had to adapt to this new life that COVID-19 has forced upon us. Maybe more than anybody, it’s been a turbulent period for the PDC Professionals. Even with the introduction of the PDC Home Tour, players have had

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Player Spotlight – Simon Key

This is the first in a series of Player Spotlights of our current GDL Tour Card holders. These will be posted regularly and are written by our resident Player Profiler; Simon Key. Here’s Simon kicking off the series writing about…. himself! Name: Simon Key Twitter: @skellyborg67 Age: 53 Nickname: Skeleton/ Borg Residence: Chiseldon, Wiltshire Occupation:

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