Feb 17 2015

See Dean in Exhibition in Showdown

Dean’s management team at MDA promotions have a lot of darts exhibitions planned (and some nearly sold out!) in 2015, and they’ve just added yet another night of darts, working with Modus to bring you more superstars of darts, this time in Birmingham in December.  Come and see Dean play and get to meet him for autographs and photos…

MDA and MODUS present a new darts exhibition coming late 2015…


10th December 2015

Venue:  The Venue Edgebaston, 100 Icknield port road, Birmingham, B16 0AA


The worlds best PDC players will be challenged by some of Birminghams finest:

  • Michael Van Gerwen
  • Stephen Bunting
  • Kim Huybrechts
  • Dean Winstanley
  • ?
  • Bobby Nixon
  • Dean Stewart
  • Ron Hawker

This will be an 8 man KO playing to a winner on the night.  Tickets are priced as follows:

Seated – £30 or 10 for £250, this includes:

Reserved table seat
Waited tables

VIP – £55 or 5 for £250, this includes:

VIP meet and greet with all the players
Reserved table seat
Front section seating
Waited tables


– See more at: http://darts.mdapromotions.co.uk/

Showdown exhibition


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Feb 08 2015

UK Open Qualifiers 1 to 3

The PDC have concentrated the UK Open qualifiers into two long weekends of three events, each being a £50,000 tournament, featuring over 200 players!  PDC Tour Card Holders are joined by PDPA Associate Members in bidding to qualify for March’s Coral UK Open Televised Finals.

The first three day qualifier had the players gather in a packed hall in Wigan…

UK Open Qualifier 1

Round 1:  Bye
Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 6-2 Carl Abbiss
Round 3:  Dean Winstanley  6-4 John Bowles
Round 4:  Dean Winstanley 6-0 Mathew Edgar
Round 5:  Dean Winstanley  2-6 Justin Pipe

£1,000 won on day 1, which will probably be enough to qualify for Minehead.

UK Open Qualifier 2

Round 1:  Bye
Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 6-3 Jim Walker
Round 3:  Dean Winstanley 6-2 Colin Fowler
Round 4:  Dean Winstanley 5-6 Ricky Evans

£500 won on day 2, £1,500 total so far, which must see Dean in the TV finals already.

UK Open Qualifier 3

Round 1:  Bye
Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 4-6 Kyle Anderson

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Dec 21 2014

Deano at the 2015 World Championships

Dean Winstanley beats Darren Webster

Dean wins a tight 2nd round match and is into the last 16 (Pic Lustig/PDC)

It’s Xmas time, so that can only mean one thing – that Deano takes his place at Alexandra Palace for the William Hill Darts World Championships!  Dean is 26th seed, but he has to take on the vastly experienced stage player Wayne Jones, so a far from easy draw.

Dean’s game is Sunday afternoon, and he’ll hope to win and have a great Christmas dinner!  Lorraine his lovely wife will be there cheering him on as she often does.

Sunday December 21
Afternoon Session

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 3-2 Wayne Jones

Dean wins a close game – breaking Wayne to take the last set 3-1.   A good Xmas it will be, as Dean will be in round two.

Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 4-3 Darren Webster

A VERY VERY close game – Dean powers away into a lead, but then after the first two sets his scoring goes away, and Webster wins the next 3 sets.  Dean brings the game back to 3-3, and then at 2-2 in the final set, Dean makes the so important break of Webster’s throw, and then holds throw after Webster misses one leg dart to move into the last 16!

3rd Round:  Dean Winstanley 2-4 Vincent van der Voort

A terrible start for Dean, as his usually fantastic scoring deserts him, and he finds it nearly impossible to hit more than one triple in a throw.  Vincent takes the first two sets in double time, and it’s not looking good.  Suddenly in set three Dean gets his concentration back, and he takes out 97 on tops to in the set in the deciding leg.  A good start to set 4 after that, hitting d3 to break Vincent’s throw.  At 2-2 in set 4, Dean needs 114 to level the game, but his first dart flies left of target into triple 5, and his chance is gone, VvdV goes 3-1 up in sets.  Dean has another good set, keeping himself in the game as the fans chant “Deano, Deano.” and “En-ger-land”.  But it’s not to be, as Vincent takes the 6th set.

Dean with manager Matt Ward

Dean with manager Matt Ward after his first round win

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Dec 03 2014

World Championships Draw

THE draw for the William Hill World Darts Championship first round was made at 12.30pm today (Tues 2nd Dec).

The 72 player tournament will be held from December 18-January 4 at London’s Alexandra Palace, with play spanning the festive period live on the Sky Sports Darts channel.  The preliminary round draw was made in advance of the first round draw, pitting the International Qualifiers against each other as they bid to win through to the first round proper.

Dean, seeded 26, was draw against the very experienced Wayne Jones.  The TV schedule is yet to come, so we’ll update once we know when Dean will be playing live on Sky Sports Darts.

William Hill World Darts Championship
First Round Draw

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Joe Cullen
Stuart Kellett (32) v Viljanen/Stein
Terry Jenkins (16) v John Weber
Justin Pipe (17) v Lawrence Ryder
Dave Chisnall (8) v Ryan De Vreede
Paul Nicholson (25) v Benito van de Pas

William hill world championships

William hill world championships

Robert Thornton (9) v Andrew Gilding
Ronnie Baxter (24) v Mackenzie/Gurney
Peter Wright (5) v Gerwen Price
Andy Smith (28) v Ronny Huybrechts
Andy Hamilton (12) v Dave Richardson
Steve Beaton (21) v Kyle Anderson
Gary Anderson (4) v McGrath/Kirchner
Jelle Klaasen (29) v Christian Kist
Wes Newton (13) v Perez/Reyes
Kevin Painter (20) v Koltsov/Muramatsu
Phil Taylor (2) v Jyhan Artut
Mark Webster (31) v Ron Meulenkamp
Ian White (15) v Haavisto/Michael
Kim Huybrechts (18) v Mickey Mansell
Simon Whitlock (7) v Darren Webster
Dean Winstanley (26) v Wayne Jones
Mervyn King (10) v Max Hopp
Vincent van der Voort (23) v John Henderson
James Wade (6) v Jamie Lewis
Stephen Bunting (27) v Wattimena/Marijanovic
Brendan Dolan (11) v Arendse/Hon
Michael Smith (22) v Mensur Suljovic
Adrian Lewis (3) v David Pallett
John Part (30) v Keegan Brown
Raymond van Barneveld (14) v Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jamie Caven (19) v Jason Hogg

Preliminary Round Draw
Christian Perez (Philippines) v Cristo Reyes (Spain)
Jani Haavisto (Finland) v John Michael (Greece)
Nolan Arendse (South Africa) v Alex Hon (Hong Kong)
Boris Koltsov (Russia) v Haruki Muramatsu (Japan)
Kim Viljanen (Finland) v Sascha Stein (Germany)
Mark McGrath (New Zealand) v Scott Kirchner (USA)
Jermaine Wattimena (Netherlands) v Robert Marijanovic (Croatia)
Scott Mackenzie (Hong Kong) v Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland)

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Nov 29 2014

Deano in Minehead; Player Championships

Get the TV on ITV4 this Friday/Weekend, as it’s the Player Championship finals in Minehead, and Dean is looking forward to getting up on a big stage again, in the last big tournament before the World Championships.

The £300,000 tournament features the top 32 players from the 2014 PDC ProTour Order of Merit, based on prize money won in Players Championships, UK Open Qualifiers and European Tour events this year.

The first round sees eight matches in the afternoon session and eight games in the evening session, all live on ITV4.

Cash Converters Players Championship Finals

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 6-3 Simon Whitlock

Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 10-5 Jelle Klaasen

1/4 Finals:  Dean Winstanley 8-10 Vincent van der Voort

In a very tight game, Dean’s 9x 180’s were not quite enough, as the game got nervy the doubles dried up, and Dean just missed out on a semi final.  Still a lot of build confidence from just before the worlds.

Dean Winstanley in minehead

Deano with a great win against Whitlock (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

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Nov 08 2014

Dean at the 2014 Grand Slam of Darts

It’s time for Dean to once again play on TV, as he takes part in the fans favourite ‘Grand Slam of Darts’ in Wolverhampton.  This of course isn’t the first time Dean’s played in this cross code BDO & PDC event, and he has happy memories from it.

The tournament starts with a group stage, with each player getting to play in at least 3 games, before it heads into a straight knockout stage.  So losing game 1 isn’t a game over situation, but Dean will of course be looking for a fast start.

The format in the group stage is best of 9 legs, so it’s important to start fast and keep it going!

SINGHA Beer Grand Slam of Darts

Group H

Game 1:  Dean Winstanley 1-5 Gary Anderson
Game 2:  Dean Winstaney 3-5 Wesley Harms
Game 2:  Dean Winstaney 2-5 Stephen Bunting


Group H




Leg Diff


Stephen Bunting (Q)






Gary Anderson






Wesley Harms






Dean Winstanley (E)







Dean against Gary Anderson

Dean against Gary Anderson (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

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Oct 24 2014

Over the Top in Germany

Dean Winstanley at the European Championships

This year’s three-day European Championship event kicks off today when the 32 players compete in the first round in Germany, with Deano playing a well known opponent, the Belgium star Kim Huybrechts.

The £250,000 tournament, featuring an increased prize fund this year, will be televised live on ITV4 from the RWE Sporthalle in Muelheim, Germany.

Friday October 24
Afternoon Session (1.45pm-6pm local time, 12.45pm-5pm UK)

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 5-6 Kim Huybrechts

0-1 – Huybrechts lands a 180 and finishes a 14-darter to claim the opening leg.
1-1 – Double two sees Winstanley level the game.
1-2 – Double eight edges the Belgian back ahead.
2-2 – Winstanley fires in his first 180 of the game, with both players initially missing their chances to take the leg before the Yorlshireman returns to finish double ten.
2-3 – Double four sees Huybrehts move back in front.
3-3 – Tops for Winstanley sees a sixth successive leg go with the throw.
3-4 – WInstanley lands a 180, but misses the bull to break throw as Huybrechts finishes tops to move back ahead.
4-4 – Winstanley levels with a superb 11-darter, landing a 180 before finishing 98 on double 19.
4-5 – Winstanley misses two more darts at doubles to break, and Huybrechts finishes double 16 to move a leg away from the win.
5-5 – Huybrechts lands his second 180 of the game, but Winstanley finishes double five to send the game into a decider.
5-6 – A dramatic final leg sees Huybrechts initially miss the bull for victory, only for Winstanley to miss tops to finish 112, allowing the Belgian back in to post double eight to edge the win.

Dean playing Kim Huybrechts

Dean playing Kim Huybrechts in Germany (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)


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Oct 07 2014

Dean in Dublin; The World Grand Prix

THE 2014 partypoker.com World Grand Prix is being held from October 6-12 at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, and Dean plays his first darts match of the tournament in the 4th game live on Sky Sports tonight (Tues), against the young sensation Michael Smith, who many tip to be a future world champion.  Reputation’s don’t mean anything to Dean though, and he’ll be looking to hit doubles early doors to put the pressure on the less experienced player.

The famous event, which sees players need to both begin and end every leg with a double, sees 32 stars battling for a tournament record £400,000 in prize money at Dublin’s Citywest Hotel.  Doubles are twice as important to hit in this tournament, as it’s double start as well as a double to finish each leg.

Tuesday October 7 (7pm-12am)

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 2-1 Michael Smith

First Set 3-0 – Winstanley makes a flying start to win the opening set 3-0, with both players opening the game with 160 scores before the Yorkshireman edges the first leg on double ten, hits a 180 as he doubles his lead before opening leg three with a 160 before posting double eight to move ahead.
Second Set 2-3 – Smith levels the game in a dramatic second set, finishing double top twice as he moves 2-1 up, with finishes of 76 and double top from Winstanley sending the set into a deciding leg – which both players open with a 160, only for Winstanley to miss his chance to claim victory as Smith finishes double ten to level the game.

Third Set 3-1 – Winstanley edges the final set’s opening leg by finishing 40 with a double five, double 15 combination, and though Smith levels on double five, the Yorkshireman takes out 76 move back ahead before double ten completes a high-quality win.

Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 1-3 Michael van Gerwen

First Set 3-2 – The game begins in superb fashion as both players storm out of the starting blocks – with van Gerwen landing tops for a 13-darter in the opening leg before scoring 165 to lead 40 in the second, only to see Winstanley finish 156 to level. Double four moves van Gerwen back in front and he then responds to a 160 opening score from Winstanley in leg four by scoring 177 and 171 to leave 16 before his rival this time finishes 74 as he levels – but the decider goes to the World Champion on tops as he moves ahead.
Second Set 0-3 – Winstanley levels the game by winning the second set without reply with three superb legs, hitting a 136 checkout in the opening leg and a 180 in the second as a 12-darter doubles his advantage, before trading 180s with van Gerwen in leg three as both players initially miss a double for a 121 finish before the Yorkshireman lands double eight to square the contest.
Third Set 3-2 – Winstanley’s tops to open the third set is cancelled out by finishes of 72 and double eight as van Gerwen moves 2-1 up, with the English ace hitting a 180 in a 13-darter to level before the pair open the deciding leg with 160 scores, as the World Champion takes out 120 to claim the set and regain the lead.
Fourth Set 3-1 – van Gerwen lands a 177 only to miss two darts at tops to allow Winstanley in for an 80 finish, but the Dutchman lands a 180 and double nine to level, punishes a miss from Winstanley at double 12 by hitting double five to move 2-1 up before sealing victory in style with a superb 13-darter.

Dean wins a great game!

Dean wins a great game, and goes into round 2 (Pic Laurence Lustig/PDC)


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Oct 04 2014

Player Championships in Dublin

SATURDAY sees the PDC’s return to Dublin kick off with Players Championship 15 at the Citywest Hotel.

The field of PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members are competing for £50,000 in prize money in the PDC ProTour event.

The tournament is the first of a Players Championship double-header ahead of the start of the partypoker.com World Grand Prix on Monday.

Players Championship 15
Saturday October 4, Citywest Hotel, Dublin

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 6-4 Connie Finnan
Round 2:  
Dean Winstanley 6-4 Adam Hunt
Round 3:  
Dean Winstanley 6-5 Chris Aubrey
Round 4:  
Dean Winstanley 6-4 David Pallett
1/4 Finals:  
Dean Winstanley 1-6 Justin Pipe

A decent run to the 1/4s for Dean, but Pipe hits a 100 ave to end his day.  

Players Championship 16
Sunday October 5,  Citywest Hotel, Dublin

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 6-1 Daryl Gurney
Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 6-5 Kevin Dowling
Round 3:  Dean Winstanley 4-6 Dave Pallett

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Sep 19 2014

Dean at the European Darts Trophy in Germany

THE European Darts Trophy kicks off on Friday, with the first round being held in one bumper session at the Kohlrabizirkus in Leipzig, Germany.

The £100,000 tournament is the year’s final European Tour event, featuring 48 players competing across the weekend, and Dean is won of those players, after he qualified for the event earlier in the year.

Dean plays on day 1, against young Dutch player Gino Vos.

European Darts Trophy
Friday September 19

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 6-4 Gino Vos

Saturday September 20

Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 6-3 Jamie Caven

Sunday September 21

Round 3:  Dean Winstanley 6-2 Ian White

A dominant display from Dean, he seems to be getting better as the tournament goes on.  Winstanley completes the win in style by taking out 148 on double 14 for a 12-dart leg, with his 6-2 victory setting up a quarter-final with Peter Wright.

1/4 Finals:  Dean Winstanley 6-3 Peter Wright

Semi Finals:  Dean Winstanley 2-6 Michael van Gerwen

A fantastic tournament for Dean, and losing to the world champ and world number 1 is no disgrace.  

Dean in Germany

Dean in Germany


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