bet365 extend US Darts Masters & North American Championship support

World Series of Darts

Nov 17 2023

bet365 have extended their support of the US Darts Masters with a new sponsorship agreement for the World Series of Darts event in New York.

2024 bet365 US Darts Masters dates & ticket information confirmed

World Series of Darts

Nov 17 2023

The World Series of Darts will return to New York in 2024 with the bet365 US Darts Masters to take place from May 31-June 1 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Superbet Poland Darts Masters moves to Gliwice for 2024 World Series return

World Series of Darts

Nov 08 2023

The World Series of Darts will return to Poland in 2024, with the Superbet Poland Darts Masters to be staged at PreZero Arena Gliwice on June 14-15.

2024 Nordic Darts Masters tickets on sale

World Series of Darts

Nov 06 2023

Tickets for the 2024 Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters are now on general sale.

Nordic Darts Masters returns to World Series circuit in 2024

World Series of Darts

Oct 30 2023

The Mr Vegas Nordic Darts Masters will return to the World Series of Darts circuit in 2024, with Copenhagen to host the sport's biggest names on June 7-8.

2024 TOTO Dutch Darts Masters tickets on sale

World Series of Darts

Oct 25 2023

Tickets for the 2024 TOTO Dutch Darts Masters are now on general sale.

Mr Vegas becomes title sponsor Grand Slam of Darts & Nordic Darts Masters

Mr Vegas Grand Slam of Darts

Oct 18 2023

Mr Vegas, owned by leading gaming operator Videoslots, has walked onto the oche as the new title sponsor of the PDC's Grand Slam of Darts.

World Series of Darts to return to Bahrain in 2024

World Series of Darts

Sep 28 2023

The World Series of Darts will return to Bahrain in 2024 for the second edition of the Bahrain Darts Masters, following the successful 2023 event which saw World Champion Michael Smith scoop the inaugural title.

Dutch Darts Masters returns to World Series circuit with Den Bosch debut

World Series of Darts

Sep 13 2023

Den Bosch is the first destination confirmed for the 2024 World Series tour, with the TOTO Dutch Darts Masters set to take place on January 26-27.

Clinical Cross completes World Series double Down Under

World Series of Darts

Aug 12 2023

Rob Cross completed a World Series double Down Under with a crushing 8-1 victory over home favourite Damon Heta at the 2023 PalmerBet New South Wales Darts Masters.

2019 NZ Darts Masters, presented by Burger King & TAB
Draw Bracket

(1) Peter Wright v Damon Heta
James Wade v Craig Caldwell
(4) Daryl Gurney v David Platt
Raymond van Barneveld v Cody Harris
(2) Michael van Gerwen v Kyle Anderson
Gary Anderson v Haupai Puha
(3) Rob Cross v Warren Parry
Simon Whitlock v Ben Robb

Schedule of Play
Friday, August 23 (1800 local time)

James Wade 6-5 Craig Caldwell
Ben Robb 6-4 Simon Whitlock 
Daryl Gurney 6-2 David Platt
Rob Cross 6-2 Warren Parry
Gary Anderson 6-3 Haupai Puha
Peter Wright 6-1 Damon Heta
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Kyle Anderson
Raymond van Barneveld 6-5 Cody Harris
Best of 11 legs

Saturday, August 24 (1800 local time)
James Wade 8-4 Peter Wright
Raymond van Barneveld 8-6 Daryl Gurney
Michael van Gerwen 8-5 Gary Anderson
Rob Cross 8-3 Ben Robb

Raymond van Barneveld 8-5 James Wade
Michael van Gerwen 8-3 Rob Cross

Michael van Gerwen 8-1 Raymond van Barneveld 
All best of 15 legs

Michael van Gerwen went back-to-back on the World Series as he defeated Raymond van Barneveld 8-1 in the final of the 2019 NZ Darts Masters, presented by Burger King and TAB.

The current World Champion, who won the corresponding event in Auckland in 2018 and also a World Series title in Melbourne last week, was too good for his fellow Dutchman in the final and went on to claim the inaugural NZ Darts Masters crown in front of a 4000-strong crowd at the Claudelands Arena in Hamilton.

It was a third final in five years in New Zealand for Van Barneveld, but in a repeat of the 2018 decider, Van Gerwen once again proved too strong for his retiring compatriot.

The final began with Van Barneveld missing three darts at doubles in the opening two legs with Van Gerwen punishing his opponent to take a 2-0 lead.

The pain didn’t stop for Van Barneveld there, as his fellow countryman piled on the pressure and broke again with a 100 checkout in the fourth leg, before going five-nil ahead.

The 52-year old eventually did get a leg on the board as he pinned double ten in the sixth leg of the match to stop the rot and stall Van Gerwen’s relentless surge to the title.

That brief moment of joy was short-lived for Van Barneveld though as the world number one went on to win the next three legs and walk away with the title.

“I am so happy to win this title in Hamilton, it has been a phenomenal tournament and the crowd has been amazing,” said Van Gerwen after the final.

“I told my wife before I left three weeks ago, I am going to win two of the three events whilst I’m away and I’m so happy to have done that.

“To play a final against Raymond is always an honour. Raymond has been good for darts, like Maradona was good for football but now Messi has taken over. It’s the same in darts now."

Van Gerwen, who came within a dart of being knocked out by Kyle Anderson in round one, also discussed his ability to put bad performances behind him after the decider.

“Mentally I am the strongest player, I know how good I am and no bad game will ever change that," he added.

“I can never be perfect all the time, I am not a robot but I know how strong I am and I know I am the best right now.”

The 32-year-old began his final day surge to a 14th World Series title with a scintillating 8-5 win over his big rival Gary Anderson in a repeat of their last eight clash in Melbourne a week earlier.

The Scot, who had to have two teeth removed on the day of the game after suffering with toothache, still managed to put up a worthy fight against his opponent.

The Premier League champion punished Anderson for some early misses to take control of the quarter-final and went on to finish the match with an average of over 106.

The semi-final was a far more straightforward affair as Van Gerwen put former world champion Rob Cross to the sword in an 8-3 victory and set up the all-Dutch clash with van Barneveld.

The five-time World Champion’s route to his first World Series final of 2019 saw him first take on Daryl Gurney in the last eight, where almost 60% on his double attempts proved the crucial statistic with Van Barneveld running out a 8-6 winner.

James Wade was the Dutchman’s semi-final opponent, with the current World Series of Darts Finals champion aiming to win a first televised title of 2019.

Like in his quarter-final encounter, greater finishing accuracy proved to be the telling point of the semi-final with Van Barneveld hitting almost 50 percent of his attempts, compared to Wade’s 30 percent.

The 2014 Premier League champion would eventually seal a 8-5 win and secure a place in the final in Hamilton.

Despite the loss, Van Barneveld spoke of his pride after the final.

“How can you be sad when the crowd is so amazing?" said Van Barneveld. "I am so thankful for this crowd and I’m sorry I couldn’t say goodbye with the title.

“I have had an amazing week and I just want to say thank you to the PDC and all the staff for making this a fantastic trip.

“There is a lot left to play for this year so it is time to go home, rest and get ready for the rest of the year.”

The 2019 World Series of Darts will conclude in November with the Finals taking place in Amsterdam for the first time between November 1-3 with Michael van Gerwen taking his place as the number one seed.

Tickets for the 2019 World Series of Darts Finals are still available at this link.