ROYDEN LAM, Lourence Ilagan and Seigo Asada have confirmed their places in the 2018 Shanghai Darts Masters from the PDC Asian Tour rankings.

The trio will compete in the PDC World Series of Darts event at the Pullman Hotel Shanghai South on July 13-14, alongside eight of the world's top stars and five qualifiers.

Lam's victory in the PDC Asian Tour's Event Five in Japan last weekend saw him move back to the top of the Order of Merit as the Hong Kong ace followed up his Event One success with another win.

Philippines ace Ilagan will compete on the World Series circuit for the first time in Shanghai after his double success in Event Three and Event Four.

Asada (PDC)

Japanese ace Asada, the Event Two winner, held on to third spot ahead of Noel Malicdem, who followed up his Event One nine-darter by winning Event Six on Sunday but misses out on a Shanghai spot.

The final five places in the field will be confirmed following the qualifier on Thursday July 12.

The eight PDC stars, led by reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and World Champion Rob Cross, will be drawn against the eight Asian Representatives for the first round on Friday July 13.

The World Series of Darts event will then conclude with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on Saturday July 14.

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Shanghai Darts Masters
July 13-14, Pullman Hotel Shanghai South, China

Competing Players
PDC Representatives: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney, Gerwyn Price, (Michael Smith & James Wade confirmed April 16)

Asian Representatives: Top three players from PDC Asian Tour Order of Merit following Event Six (June 24) plus five Chinese Qualifiers.