Wright second favourite for Ladbrokes Masters

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Jan 14 2020

New World Champion Peter Wright is the 9/2 second favourite to claim his first Ladbrokes Masters title next month.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters schedule of play

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Jan 07 2020

Michael van Gerwen will headline the opening night of the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters on Friday January 31.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters draw confirmed

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Jan 02 2020

The draw for the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters has been confirmed.

Aspinall in line for Masters debut

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Oct 31 2019

Nathan Aspinall is in line to make his Ladbrokes Masters debut in January.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters General Sale

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Oct 24 2019

Tickets for the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters are now on general sale.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters priority pre-sale

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Oct 23 2019

How to get tickets for the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters ticket info

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Oct 22 2019

Tickets for the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters are on PDCTV-HD Annual Member pre-sale from 1000 BST on Tuesday.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters Ticket Info

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Sep 24 2019

Tickets for the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters will go on sale in October 2019 ahead event in Milton Keynes.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters dates confirmed

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Sep 09 2019

The 2020 Ladbrokes Masters will be held from January 31-February 2 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

2020 PDC Calendar confirmed

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Sep 09 2019

The 2020 Professional Darts Corporation calendar has been confirmed.

2022 Ladbrokes Masters
Friday January 28 (1900 GMT)

First Round
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Gabriel Clemens
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Stephen Bunting
Ryan Searle 6-1 Mervyn King
Rob Cross 6-2 Brendan Dolan
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Ian White
Joe Cullen 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Simon Whitlock* 6-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Luke Humphries 6-1 Devon Petersen**
* Simon Whitlock replaced Danny Noppert, who withdrew on January 10.
**Devon Petersen replaced Nathan Aspinall, who withdrew on January 24.

Saturday January 29
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1245 GMT)
Jose de Sousa 10-7 Rob Cross
Joe Cullen 10-1 Gary Anderson
Michael Smith 10-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Dave Chisnall 10-4 James Wade

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Jonny Clayton 10-9 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price 10-8 Ryan Searle
Simon Whitlock 10-8 Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen 10-9 Luke Humphries

Sunday January 30
Afternoon Session (1245 GMT)

Quarter-Finals
Dave Chisnall 10-8 Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton 10-8 Gerwyn Price
Jose de Sousa 10-9 Simon Whitlock
Joe Cullen 10-7 Michael van Gerwen

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Semi-Finals
Dave Chisnall 11-7 Jonny Clayton
Joe Cullen 11-8 Jose de Sousa

Final
Joe Cullen 11-9 Dave Chisnall

Draw Bracket
(1) Gerwyn Price v (16) Ryan Searle/(17) Mervyn King
(8) Jonny Clayton v (9) Dimitri Van den Bergh/(24) Ian White
(4) James Wade v (13) Dave Chisnall/(20) Stephen Bunting
(5) Michael Smith v (12) Krzysztof Ratajski/(21) Gabriel Clemens
(2) Peter Wright v (15) Dirk van Duijvenbode/(25) Simon Whitlock
(7) Jose de Sousa v (10) Rob Cross/(23) Brendan Dolan
(3) Michael van Gerwen v (26) Devon Petersen/(19) Luke Humphries
(6) Gary Anderson v (11) Joe Cullen/(22) Daryl Gurney

Format
First Round - Best of 11 legs
Second Round - Best of 19 legs
Quarter-Finals - Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals - Best of 21 legs
Final - Best of 21 legs

Prize Fund
Winner £60,000
Runner-Up £25,000
Semi-Finalists £17,500
Quarter-Finalists £10,000
Last 16 £5,000
Last 24 £2,500
Total £220,000

Tearful Joe Cullen secured the first televised title of his career with a superb 11-9 win over Dave Chisnall in the 2022 Ladbrokes Masters final.

Cullen had never previously reached a televised decider, but continued the progress he has made in recent years by finally claiming big-stage glory.

In the process, he scooped the £60,000 Masters title at Milton Keynes' Marshall Arena, following up Sunday's earlier wins over Michael van Gerwen and Jose de Sousa with victory against Chisnall.

Cullen had claimed a maiden televised win over Van Gerwen with a 10-7 quarter-final win, and was an 11-8 victor against De Sousa in the last four.

He then held off Chisnall's fightback from 5-2 down in a dramatic final, as legs of 12, 14 and 12 darts saw Cullen take command.

Chisnall, though, took three in a row to hit back before Cullen sandwiched an 82 finish between 14-darters to regain command at 8-5, before taking out 126 to move to the brink of victory at 10-7.

He missed ten match darts across the next two legs as Chisnall kept his hopes alive and pulled back to 10-9, but Cullen pinned double 18 in the next to write his name into the history books.

The win comes only three months after Cullen's mother passed away, and the 32-year-old emotionally celebrated the success with his father on stage.

"I've dreamed of this moment for a long time," said Cullen. "I felt like I was going to win it at the start of the day, so to actually get over the line feels amazing.

"It's bitter-sweet. I'd love my mum to have been here to see me do it but life's not always fair. I miss my mum dearly so that's definitely for her.

"I lost my mum in October and it's absolutely gut-wrenching. That was for my mum.

"It was special to have my dad here. Losing a parent is always tough, so to have my dad by my side supporting me is great."

Victory in the 2021 Masters sparked a run of four TV titles for Jonny Clayton, and Cullen is hoping to emulate that success after claiming his maiden big-stage triumph.

"It's a foot on the ladder and it's something that a lot of players higher ranked than me haven't done, so it can only be a positive going forward," he added.

"Hopefully this is the first of many. I've proved I can do it on TV and it's even more pleasing because I played well. 

"My finishing all weekend has been pretty good but you can't practice for the moment you have a dart to win a TV title.

"I felt comfortable for the whole game and then all of a sudden I thought I was going to win and that's when it all goes to pieces, as you saw.

"The double 18 at the end was more a relief. I got over the line and that's all that matters."

Chisnall saw off World Championship finalist Michael Smith in Sunday afternoon's quarter-finals, and ended Jonny Clayton's Masters title defeat with an 11-7 semi-final success.

However, he suffered defeat in a ninth televised title of his career to mean his own wait for big-stage glory continues.

"Joe deserved to win that," admitted Chisnall. "It just wasn't there tonight - I didn't play that well but he let me in and I took my chances.

"The crowd were brilliant and I'll be back - I'll keep trying to win my first major and get the big trophy."

Clayton's defence of his Masters title saw him overcome world number one Gerwyn Price in the quarter-finals before losing out to Chisnall.

Five-time champion Van Gerwen was joined in losing at the quarter-final stage by Smith, Price and Simon Whitlock.

Drawboard