2018 World Series Preview

World Series of Darts

THE 2018 World Series of Darts is set to be the biggest ever with two new cities and three debutants ready to light up this year's seven events.

A record-breaking crowd of over 20,000 will flock to Gelsenkirchen for this Friday’s curtain-raising German Darts Masters which will see the Veltins Arena transformed into a "Darts Music Arena" for the one-day spectacle.

Brisbane and Vienna will host World Series events for the first time in 2018, while Rob Cross, Jamie Lewis and Dimitri Van den Bergh will all step onto the global stage.

The on-going worldwide expansion of the World Series will see six events followed by the end-of-season Finals, which will move to Austria in November.

Van Gerwen (PDC)

The stars of the sport will return to Las Vegas for the second U.S. Darts Masters which will be held at Mandalay Bay from July 5-7.

July's double-header will then see the third Shanghai Darts Masters held on July 13-14 at the Pullman Hotel Shanghai South, before the action heads Down Under for an August treble-header.

The Auckland Darts Masters takes place from August 3-5 at the Trusts Arena, with the sport's top names returning to New Zealand for the fourth staging of the popular event.

The action then moves to Australia, with the second Melbourne Darts Masters taking place from August 10-12 at the Hisense Arena before the inaugural Brisbane Darts Masters, from August 17-19 at the BCEC, sees the World Series visit Queensland for the first time.

Van Barneveld (PDC)

The season-ending World Series of Darts Finals will then be held from November 2-4 at the Multiversum Schwechat in Vienna, as Austria hosts the 24-player event.

The World Series of Darts Finals will see the top eight players from the final World Series of Darts Order of Merit joined by 16 invited players and qualifiers to compete in Vienna.

The German Darts Masters will be shown live on ITV4 from 1.45pm-6.30pm and 7pm-12am.

Fans outside the UK and the Netherlands can watch in PDCTV-HD.

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2018 PDC World Series of Darts Events

German Darts Masters Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany May 25
U.S. Darts Masters Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, USA July 6-7
Shanghai Darts Masters Pullman Hotel, Shanghai South, China July 13-14
Auckland Darts Masters Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand August 3-5
Melbourne Darts Masters Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia August 10-12
Brisbane Darts Masters BCEC, Brisbane, Australia August 17-19
World Series of Darts Finals Multiversum, Schwechat, Vienna, Austria November 2-4