Premier League Darts: Dimitri Van den Bergh goals of an evening in his homeland of Belgium
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Talking on Love The Darts, Dimitri Van den Bergh spoke about getting recognised in public and the rising recognition of the game in Belgium Talking on Love The Darts, Dimitri Van den Bergh spoke about getting recognised in public and the rising recognition of the game in Belgium
“How superior would that be!?” Dimitri Van den Bergh has goals of the Premier League roadshow heading to his homeland of Belgium sooner or later.
Darts’ recognition has surged in Europe with the 28-year-old from Antwerp one of many causes behind its rising success.
Van den Bergh, who is thought for his eccentric dance strikes on the stage, has hinted at Belgium as one other potential venue for the Premier League.
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The competitors at the moment visits venues throughout the UK and Eire, in addition to Amsterdam and Berlin, however there was speak of increasing it sooner or later.
Van den Bergh advised Sky Sports activities’ Love the Darts podcast: “I’ve talked about it right here and there. How superior would that be. As soon as once more, they’ve [Belgium] achieved the European Tour this 12 months and in an hour all of the tickets had been offered.
“It is the second time in a row and we simply know that increasingly more persons are watching the darts.
“Eight, 9 [Belgian] gamers are actually on the tour and that is what I would like. All these others which are good, get possibilities and they’re making their very own goals come true.”
Van den Bergh, who received the World Matchplay in 2020 and reached the semi-finals of this 12 months’s Worlds at Alexandra Palace, is on the highway to rediscovering his greatest type once more after reaching final week’s last in Glasgow.
The Belgian is now hopeful of surging up the Premier League desk and making the Play-Offs, that are set for London’s O2 on Could 25.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Watch the very best of the motion from Night time Three in Glasgow as Michael Smith and Van den Bergh delighted the followers Watch the very best of the motion from Night time Three in Glasgow as Michael Smith and Van den Bergh delighted the followers
“I have not proven the very best but however I am getting there,” Van den Bergh mentioned. “I am already seeing myself develop and I’ve performed fairly a great week on the professional tour and that provides me a lift.
“I really feel like I can go there and have a few plus averages back-to-back and that is what I do know I can do.”
Final 12 months, Van den Bergh suffered a shock World Championship second-round loss to Florian Hempel, however the defeat prompted ‘The DreamMaker’ to drastically change his strategy to the game.
“I believe it will make me higher,” he added. “I wanted to work on myself as a result of I used to be perhaps taking it a bit an excessive amount of on the shoulders.
“Earlier than if one thing goes incorrect, my thoughts’s not prepared. Now I’ve accepted that it can not at all times be my means.
“So mainly, as a result of I’m extra relaxed in approaching the sport now, that additionally means quite a bit can go incorrect however I can nonetheless be relaxed.”
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Van den Bergh reeled on this beautiful 170 end throughout his world championship semi-final defeat to Michael van Gerwen Van den Bergh reeled on this beautiful 170 end throughout his world championship semi-final defeat to Michael van Gerwen
The place are we heading subsequent?
Night time 4 in Dublin: Thursday, February 23 Quarter-Finals Michael Smith vs Peter Wright Gerwyn Value vs Dimitri Van den Bergh Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Aspinall Chris Dobey vs Michael van Gerwen
The Premier League roadshow heads to the 3Arena, Dublin on Thursday February 23 for Night time 4 of the league section.
Michael Smith and Peter Wright lock horns in a repeat of the 2022 World Championship last.
Gerwyn Value takes on Van den Bergh, Chris Dobey and six-time winner Michael van Gerwen collide, whereas Jonny Clayton and Nathan Aspinall conflict in entrance of a sell-out Irish crowd.
2023 Premier League Schedule Night time 4 3Arena, Dublin February 23 Night time 5 Westpoint Exeter March 2 Night time 6 The Brighton Centre March 9 Night time 7 Motorpoint Enviornment, Nottingham March 16 Night time 8 Utilita Enviornment, Newcastle March 23 Night time 9 Mercedes-Benz Enviornment, Berlin March 30 Night time 10 Utilita Enviornment, Birmingham April 6 Night time 11 M&S Financial institution Enviornment, Liverpool April 13 Night time 12 Rotterdam Ahoy April 20 Night time 13 First Direct Enviornment, Leeds April 27 Night time 14 AO Enviornment, Manchester Could 4 Night time 15 Utilita Enviornment, Sheffield Could 11 Night time 16 P&J Stay, Aberdeen Could 18 Play-Offs The O2, London Could 25
We’re again for extra Premier League Darts motion from the 3Arena, Dublin on Thursday February 23 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion & Sky Sports activities Foremost Occasion from 7pm.