Littler doubles World Series title tally at Superbet Poland Darts Masters

World Series of Darts

Luke Littler claimed his second World Series of Darts title of 2024 with victory at the Superbet Poland Darts Masters in Gliwice on Saturday.

Krcmar denies Aspinall in Gliwice to set up Van Gerwen showdown

World Series of Darts

Boris Krcmar delivered a superb display to dump out Nathan Aspinall and set up a showdown against reigning champion Michael van Gerwen at the Superbet Poland Darts Masters in Gliwice.

2024 Superbet Poland Darts Masters preview

World Series of Darts

The 2024 Superbet Poland Darts Masters begins on Friday evening, as Gliwice plays host to the second staging of the World Series of Darts event.

2024 Superbet Poland Darts Masters draw & schedule confirmed

World Series of Darts

Michael van Gerwen will begin his defence of the Superbet Poland Darts Masters against Czech star Karel Sedlacek, with the draw and schedule for this weekend’s World Series of Darts event now confirmed.

Price returns to winning ways with Nordic Darts Masters triumph

World Series of Darts

Gerwyn Price returned to winning ways on the big stage with an 8-5 victory against Rob Cross in the Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Engstrom dumps out Wright, as Cross creates history in Copenhagen

World Series of Darts

Johan Engstrom fought back from the brink to dump out reigning champion Peter Wright on the opening night of the Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters in Copenhagen on Friday.

2024 Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters preview

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The 2024 Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters begins in Copenhagen on Friday, as the Danish capital plays host to the fourth staging of the World Series of Darts event.

2024 Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters draw & schedule confirmed

World Series of Darts

Peter Wright will begin his defence of the Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters against Sweden's Johan Engstrom, as World Champion Luke Humphries takes on emerging Danish talent Benjamin Drue Reus in Copenhagen.

Engstrom & De Graaf continue Nordic & Baltic ProTour monopoly in Finland

World Series of Darts

Swedish duo Johan Engstrom and Jeffrey de Graaf shared titles to cement their spots in the top two of the PDC Nordic & Baltic ProTour Order of Merit last weekend.

Final Qualifiers confimed for 2024 Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters

World Series of Darts

Danish star Benjamin Drue Reus will headline home hopes at this weekend's Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters, while four Swedish stars will compete in Copenhagen.

2018 Brisbane Darts Masters
Draw Bracket

Peter Wright (1) v Justin Thompson
Michael Smith v Raymond Smith
Rob Cross (4) v Tim Pusey
Simon Whitlock v Corey Cadby
Michael van Gerwen (2) v Mark Cleaver
Kyle Anderson v Barry Gardner
Gary Anderson (3) v Damon Heta
Raymond van Barneveld v Gordon Mathers

Schedule of Play
Friday August 17 (7pm)
First Round

Raymond Smith 6-1 Michael Smith
Raymond van Barneveld 6-1 Gordon Mathers
Kyle Anderson 6-2 Barry Gardner
Peter Wright 6-2 Justin Thompson
Rob Cross 6-2 Tim Pusey
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Mark Cleaver
Simon Whitlock 5-6 Corey Cadby
Gary Anderson 6-5 Damon Heta
Best of 11 legs

Saturday August 18 (7pm)
Quarter-Finals

Gary Anderson 8-10 Raymond van Barneveld
Rob Cross 10-4 Corey Cadby
Michael van Gerwen 10-3 Kyle Anderson
Peter Wright 10-4 Raymond Smith
All games Best of 19 Legs

Sunday August 19 (7pm)
Semi-Finals
Peter Wright 8-11 Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen 11-9 Raymond van Barneveld
Best of 21 legs

Final
Rob Cross 11-6 Michael van Gerwen
Best of 21 legs

The Brisbane Darts Masters will be held from August 17-19 at the BCEC. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Brisbane Darts Masters
August 17-19, BCEC, Brisbane, Australia

Live on Fox Sports in Australia, worldwide through the PDC's series of international broadcast partners and for PDCTV-HD Rest of the World Subsribers.
UK TV coverage via ITV4 will be delayed to 7pm BST on each night.

Competing Players
PDC Representatives: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld
Oceanic Representatives: Corey Cadby, Tim Pusey, Raymond Smith, Mark Cleaver, Damon Heta, Gordon Mathers, Barry Gardner, Justin Thompson

BCEC, Brisbane
Friday August 17 (7pm)
First Round x8

Platinum Floor Table Ticket $170
Diamond Floor Table Ticket $85
Gold Reserved Seat $65

Saturday August 18 (7pm)
Platinum Floor Table Ticket $180
Diamond Floor Table Ticket $90
Gold Reserved Seat $70

Sunday August 19 (7pm)
Platinum Floor Table Ticket $190
Diamond Floor Table Ticket $95
Gold Reserved Seat $75

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Diamond Floor Table Ticket $245
Gold Reserved Seat $170

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ROB CROSS became the sixth winner in as many World Series events in 2018 as he defeated Michael van Gerwen 11-6 in the final of the Brisbane Darts Masters.

The World Champion faced the world number one in a repeat of their epic World Championship semi-final and once again the pair didn’t disappoint in the final event of the PDC’s tour Down Under.

It was Cross’ first televised title since his victory at Alexandra Palace in January and his first ever World Series Crown.

The decider began with Cross missing two darts to hold throw in the opening leg allowing Van Gerwen to step in and break.

A 114 finish from the Dutchman in the next leg extended the world number one’s lead to two.

Cross then put together a run of four consecutive legs including a superb 130 finish to gain the initiative.

Van Gerwen then stopped the rot in style taking out 170 for a 12 dart break before going on to lead 6-4 with a 130 finish of his own.

This string of poor legs seemed to spark the Englishman who hit six maximums after that point to regain control.

Seven legs on the spin highlighted an impressive performance from the World Champion who dominated Van Gerwen from the mid-point of the match to win the title at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Cross finished with an average of 106, one of his highest ever televised scores and rounded off the three week trip with his first World Series victory. 

“It’s been fantastic this week, I started a bit slow but I knew what I had to do and that was take my chances,” said Cross.

“Everything will fall in place and I am a big believer in that but I am still learning I am still progressing and to get another win tonight is massive.

“To win anything these days is special because the field’s so strong,” added the world number three.

“This is a kickstart for the rest of the year and we will look to September and promising things there.”

Cross also spoke of his respect for his opponent after their clash.

“He’s the best player in the world, we all chase him. I still believe I’m a beginner, so he will be the one I am chasing anyway.”

Michael van Gerwen who is the most successful player in the history of the World Series was aiming to win his second crown on the world tour this year after his success in Auckland but came unstuck in the decider and spoke of his disappointment after the match.

“I can only blame myself tonight, I had chances to get further in front and didn’t take them.

“You can’t do that against players like Rob and I’m disappointed tonight but it’s been another amazing trip and I thank everyone who supported me.”

Earlier in the night Van Gerwen had defeated fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld 11-9 to reach the final.

The world number one looked in control through the initial phases of the match, taking a 6-4 lead before a stunning 170 finish brought Van Barneveld back in to the contest.

Despite that moment of magic from the Dutchman it was Van Gerwen who went on to seal the victory and move in to the final.

Cross secured his spot in the final with a 11-8 win over Peter Wright.

The pair of aces were facing off 12th time with Cross leading the head-to-head stats, and continued his success against the Scot hitting 73% of his attempts at doubles including seven out of eight at double 16 to secure the win.

The final was another classic battle between Cross and Van Gerwen with both averaging over 100 but this time it was 27-year-old Englishman’s night in Brisbane.

The World Series will conclude in Vienna in November with the Finals taking place over three days where Michael van Gerwen will be hoping to claim his fourth consecutive victory.

Sunday August 19
Semi-Finals
Peter Wright 8-11 Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen 11-9 Raymond van Barneveld
Best of 21 legs

Final
Rob Cross 11-6 Michael van Gerwen
Best of 21 legs