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17th March 2019

Cross withdraws from Players Championship event

Rob Cross withdrew from today's Players Championship 8 being held at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan as he felt a bit under the weather. He will rest up and be back for the next Unibet Premier League action in Berlin on Thursday where he takes on Gerwyn Price.

16th March 2019

Cross defeats Durrant but then loses out to Chizzy for third time this year

Rob Cross started Players Championship 7 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan this afternoon in great form as he averaged 107.28 in a 6-1 beating of Eddie Dootson. Another 6-1 win followed, this time with a 100.98 average against Luke Woodhouse. In the third round Cross beat three-time BDO World Champion Glen Durrant 6-3, averaging 96.20 but then came unstuck against Dave Chisnall in the last sixteen. Chizzy was in top form as he averaged 108.38 in a 6-3 win that saw Cross hit six 180s and average 100.90. Chisnall went on to beat Daryl Gurney 8-6 in the final.

14th March 2019

Cross impresses again in another Premier League victory

Rob Cross averaged 101.21 as he continued his good form with a 7-3 win against Raymond van Barneveld on night six of the Unibet Premier League at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham this evening. 'Voltage' scored well as he picked up his fourth win of the campaign, hitting three 180s and taking out finishes of 129 and 81 as he won legs in 12, 13, 16, 12, 14, 15 and 18 darts. 'Barney' hit two 180s, took out an 88 finish and averaged 91.22 with winning legs of 15, 14 and 18 darts.

7th March 2019

Cross top class as he beats Michael Smith in Aberdeen

Rob Cross was in great form as he beat Michael Smith 7-3 on night five of the 2019 Unibet Premier League at the BHGE Arena in Aberdeen this evening. The Sussex superstar hit three 180s, took out finishes of 164 (T18, T20, bull), 87 and 81 as he averaged 103.96, winning legs in 17, 14, 12, 17, 12, 12 and 15 darts. Smith hit two 180s, took out a 90 finish, averaging 100.21, winning legs in 14, 12 and 18 darts.

3rd March 2019

Nathan Aspinall defeats former World Champ with a title winning 170 checkout

27-year-old Nathan Aspinall produced a tournament winning 170 checkout to beat Rob Cross 11-5 in the final of the Ladbrokes UK Open at Butlins in Minehead this evening. Aspinall hit two 180s and also had a checkout of 77 as he averaged 88.72. Cross showed flashes of good form including eight 180s and two finishes of 81. Aspinall showed great determination to pick up his first win against Cross in four attempts, winning his second PDC Pro Tour title. 

3rd March 2019

Cross records a tenth victory over Michael Smith to move into UK Open final.

Rob Cross moved into his first final of 2019 with an 11-7 victory over Michael Smith in the Ladbrokes UK Open at Butlins in Minehead this evening. It was a tenth win against Smith in thirteen clashes on the PDC circuit. Cross took control early on by winning the opening three legs and never looked back, taking out finishes of 146, 127 and 120, hitting six 180s and averaging 94.45 

3rd March 2019

Cross defeats Payne to move into UK Open semis

'Voltage' came through 10-7 against Josh Payne in the quarter-finals of the Ladbrokes UK Open at Butlins in Minehead this afternoon, hitting five maximums and taking out a 97 finish. Cross was never behind in the match as he produced a solid display, averaging 95.02. Payne put up a good effort as he notched four 180s, had a checkout of 70 and averaged 97.34

2nd March 2019

Cross moves into the quarters with a win over Reyes

Rob Cross progressed to his second UK Open quarter-final at Butlins in Minehead this evening with a 10-6 win against Cristo Reyes. 'Voltage' came from 3-0 down to win the match, hitting four 180s and taking out a match winning 134 finish (T18, T16, D16). The former Electrician recorded an average of 92.52 with winning legs of 15, 15, 21, 23, 17, 13, 14, 16, 14 and 15 darts.

2nd March 2019

Cross gets the beter of Mervyn King as he moves into last sixteen in Minehead

Rob Cross averaged 97.09 as he beat Mervyn King 10-5 in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes UK Open this afternoon at Butlins in Minehead by taking out a match winning 143 finish. The Hastings man hit six 180s on the way to a place in the last sixteen and also took out a 126 finish and was never behind in the match. King hit four 180s, checked out a 126 finish and averaged 93.84

1st March 2019

Cross moves into last thirty-two with a good UK Open win against Darren Webster

Voltage put in an impressive display in beating Darren Webster in the fourth round of the Ladbrokes UK Open at Butlins in Minehead this evening. Winning the opening four legs in 15, 11, 11 and 12 darts was top class. Cross went on to lead 7-0 then took three of the next seven legs (including another 11 darter) for a 10-4 win and a place in the last 32. Cross hit five 180s in the match as well as checkouts of 114, 96, 82, 81, 79 and 78.

28th February 2019

Voltage lights up Westpoint stage with thrilling defeat of Daryl Gurney

Rob Cross got his Unibet Premier League campaign back on track with an excellent 7-1 victory over Daryl Gurney this evening at the Westpoint in Exeter. The win included three maximums and a 153 finish from Voltage as he averaged 102.16 Michael van Gerwen suffered a defeat at the hands of James Wade leaving Cross just a point off top spot although only two points now seperate the top six as they move on to Aberdeen next week. 

24th February 2019

Polish Eagle swoops in to beat Cross as Price wins another title

Rob Cross was defeated 6-2 in the third round of Players Championship 6 at the Metrodome in Barnsley this afternoon by Krzysztof Ratajski in a match that saw both players record decent averages. In the opening two rounds Cross beat Robert Owen 6-0 and Arron Monk 6-4. Ratajski went on to lose in the fourth round against eventual finalist Ricky Evans. Gerwyn Price made it back-to-back titles by beating Evans 8-4 in the final.

23rd February 2019

Chizzy ends Cross' progress in Players Championship 5 as Price wins title

Rob Cross made the fourth round of Players Championship 5 at the Metrodome in Barnsley this afternoon. Following wins against Dirk van Duijenbode 6-5, Jose de Sousa 6-4 and Josh Payne 6-3 it was Dave Chisnall that halted the world number two's progress for the second time in a fortnight with a 6-5 result. Chizzy went on to make the semi-finals where he was defeated by eventual title winner Gerwyn Price.

21st February 2019

Comfortable win for Van Gerwen in Dublin as Cross under performs

Rob Cross put in a frustrating display as he was almost whitewashed by Michael van Gerwen in the Unibet Premier League at the 3Arena in Dublin this evening. MvG missed two darts at double four for a 7-0 victory in a match that saw Cross fail to settle. To his credit Cross came back to win two legs before the world number one sealed victory. Further details are here.

17th February 2019

Cross makes semi-finals as Durrant wins his first PDC title in Wigan

Once again Rob Cross performed well as he made the semi-finals of Players Championship 4 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan this afternoon. Wins against Marko Kantele 6-4, Robert Owen 6-2, Alan Tabern 6-1, Jonny Clayton 6-3 and Kyle Anderson 6-2 set up a last four tie against Dimitri Van den Bergh. In a decent match the Belgian came through 7-5. Glen Durrant went on to beat Van den Bergh 8-3 in the final to claim his first PDC title. Further details to follow.   

16th February 2019

'Highlander' strikes down Cross in Wigan as MvG claims another title

Rob Cross continued his good form at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan this afternoon despite a third round exit in Players Championship 3. Cross scraped through the opening round with a 6-5 win against Yordi Meeuwisse then averaged 107.87 in a 6-3 beating of Ryan Harrington. In the third round John Henderson came from 5-3 down to win 6-5 and deny Cross a place in the last sixteen. Michael van Gerwen beat Ian White 8-5 in the final. Further are here.   

14th February 2019

Great fightback from Voltage as he beats stablemate James Wade in Glasgow

Rob Cross fought back from 3-1 down to beat James Wade 7-4 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on night two of the 2019 Unibet Premier League. Cross hit four 180s, took out finishes of 115, 85, 78 and 72 as he won legs in 15, 15, 13, 11, 12, 15 and 15 darts, averaging 102.58... Further details here.

10th February 2019

Cross in good form despite a quarter-final defeat against Chizzy

Rob Cross was in good form in Players Championship 2 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan this afternoon. The 2018 World Champion beat Ross Smith 6-2 with a 108.61 average, Jamie Lewis 6-3 with a 104.47 average and Ryan Joyce 6-2 with a 98.19 average before losing out 6-4 to Dave Chisnall in the last sixteen with a 90.86 average. Chzzy went on to beat current BDO World Champion Glen Durrant 8-7 in the final. Further details are here.

9th February 2019

Early exit for Voltage as Michael van Gerwen claims opening Players Championship title

PDC newcomer.Scott Baker got the better of Rob Cross in the second round of Players Championship 1 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan this afternoon. Cross beat Davy van Baelen 6-4 in the opening round with a 99.13 average before being defeated by Baker by the same scoreline despite averaging 99.96 - Baker went onto make the semi-finals where he lost out to eventual winner Michael van Gerwen. MvG defeated Jermaine Wattimena 8-4 in the final. Further details are here.

8th February 2019

Rob Cross chats to Dan Dawson following his Premier League draw in Newcastle

Following his 6-6 draw with Peter Wright on the opening night of the 2019 Unibet Premier League Rob Cross chatted to Dan Dawson. To listen to what he had to say please click here.

7th February 2019

Cross picks up a point on Premier League opening night in Newcastle

Rob Cross averaged 103.57 as he drew 6-6 with Peter Wright on the opening night of the 2019 Unibet Premier League at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle. The former World Champion made a decent start to the match as he lead 3-1 with winning legs of 15, 10 and 13 darts. Wright fought back well as he took the next three legs in 14, 11 and 15 darts to lead 4-3 and from there both players held their throw in an entertaining match. Full report is here.

4th February 2019

Premier League 'Contenders' to replace injured Anderson

Nine new names will replace Gary Anderson in the 2019 Unibet Premier League including three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant. Nathan Aspinall, Chris Dobey, Luke Humphries, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Steve Lennon, Dimitri Van den Berg, John Henderson and Max Hopp will also get the opportunity to play in front of some big crowds, gaining valuable experience. More info here.

4th February 2019

Gary Anderson withdraws from Premier League with back injury

World number four Gary Anderson has withdrawn from the 2019 Unibet Premier League due to a back injury. Anderson who missed the BetVictor Masters at the weekend has been undergoing treatment on his back since he exited the William Hill World Championship at the end of December. His physio has advised him to rest for a few weeks to reduce the likelihood of suffering repeated problems. More info here.

2nd-3rd February 2019

Joe Cullen beats Rob Cross in BetVictor Masters in Milton Keynes as MvG claims a fifth title

Joe Cullen beat Rob Cross 10-6 in the first round of the BetVictor World Matchplay at the Marshall Arena in Milton Kenes on Saturday night.

 

Micael van Gerwen won the title for the fifth year running, beating James Wade 11-5 in the final on Sunday night,

 

A full round-up of the Cross vs Cullen match is here.

25th January 2019

James Wade switches to Nevada Sports

Former world number two James Wade is now managed by Nevada Sports, the management team of 2018 William Hill World Champion, Rob Cross, 2014 BDO World Champion Stephen Bunting, Ricky Evans and David Pallett. Following the announcemt today, last year's Unibet European Championship winner has vowed to "turn over a new leaf" as he hopes to take his major wins into double figures. He said "I made strides last year by winning two more titles. I can win more". More info here.

25th January 2019

2018 Challenge Tour players added to Ladbrokes UK Open field

As per a change in the playing format announced last September a total of sixteen players from last year's Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit have been invited to compete in this year's Ladbrokes UK Open Finals in Minehead in March. They are: Cody Harris, Cameron Menzies, Martin Atkins (Wigan), Dennis Nilsson, David Evans, Simon Preston, Adam Huckvale, Michael Rasztovits, Jason Cullen, Diogo Portela, Jarred Cole, Mark Frost, Matthew Dennant, Darren Beveridge, John Davey and Lee Budgen. They will join the 2019 tour card holders and sixteen Rileys Amateur Qualifiers bringing the field to 160 players. More info here. 

23rd January 2019

Gerwyn Price receives fine and suspended sentence from DRA

Gerwyn Price has received a £21,500 fine and a three month ban (suspended for a period of six months) from the Darts Regulation Authority due to gamsmanship in matches against Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson in the bwin Grand Slam of Darts in November as well as inappropriate posts on social media. Anderson has received a formal warning for pushing Price in a non-aggresive manor. Price and Anderson have 14 days to appeal the decision of the Tribunal. More info here. 

21st January 2019

Van Gerwen wins two PDC awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London 

Michael van Gerwen was among the winners at the annual PDC awards held tonight at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The current world champion and world number one picked up the PDC Player of the Year for the fourth year in a row and the ProTour Player of the Year. Other winners included Gary Anderson (Fans' Player of the Year), Michael Smith (Players' Player of the Year), Daryl Gurney (Best Televised Performance), Max Hopp (PDC Young Player of the Year) and Luke Humphries (Best Newcomer). More info here. 

21st January 2019

Full list of Tour Card holders for 2019 revealed 

Following the conclusion of the UK Qualifying School at the weekend, the full roster of tour card holders is now known. More information and the full list of the 128 players is here. 

20th January 2019

Nineteen players win tour cards at UK Qualifying School 

Harry Ward, Jamie Hughes, Scott Baker, Mark McGeeney, Reece Robinson, Matt Clark, Kirk Shepherd, Nathan Derry, Jonathan Worsley, Carl Wilkinson, Glen Durrant, Gavin Carlin, Joe Murnan, Adrian Gray,  Andy Boulton, Jamie Bain, David Pallett, Conan Whitehead and Barrie Bates have won tour cards at the UK Qualifying School. More info here. 

18th January 2019

Cross to face Peter Wright in Premier League opener in Newcastle 

Rob Cross will play Peter Wright on the night one of the 2019 Unibet Premier League when it gets underway at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Thursday 7th February. James Wade will be Cross' opponent on night two at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow a week later. Then it's Michael van Gerwen on night three in Dublin. Details of all the fixtures for the opening nine weeks of competition can be found here. 

16th January 2019

Nearly four hundered players to contest UK Qualifying School 

Lakeside champion Glen Durrant is among the 397 players that have entered the 2019 PDC UK Qualifying School taking place at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan from 17th-20th January. Also included in the large field of entries is three-time world champion John Part, former PDC World Championship finalists Andy Hamilton and Kirk Shepherd as well as previous PDC tour winners, leading BDO players and some of the worlds top female players. Further info here. 

11th January 2019

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8th January 2019

Archive pages updated

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28th December 2018

Merchandise

The merchandise page has been updated to include the lastest Rob Cross darts shirts that can be ordered now. Also available are Rob Cross darts and flights. merchandise page.

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