Clayton ends Van Gerwen's Masters reign

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Jonny Clayton ended Michael van Gerwen's five-year reign as Masters Champion on Night One.

2020 Ladbrokes Masters preview

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Everything you need to know about the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters.

Aspinall confident ahead of Masters debut

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Jan 29 2020

Nathan Aspinall is taking confidence from being touted as a potential winner of the Ladbrokes Masters on debut.

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We take a look back at five memorable Masters moments.

Last few tickets remain for Ladbrokes Masters

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Wright second favourite for Ladbrokes Masters

Ladbrokes Masters

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

Ladbrokes Masters

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

Ladbrokes Masters

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

Ladbrokes Masters

Oct 24 2019

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

The Ladbrokes Masters will be expanded to feature 24 players, with this year's tournament being staged from January 29-31 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

Peter Wright will defend his title in this year's Masters, having defeated Michael Smith in the 2020 tournament to end Michael van Gerwen's five-year reign as champion.

The tournament has previously featured 16 players since being introduced in 2013, but will see the addition of an extra session this year as eight further players take to the stage, with prize money increasing to £220,000.

Play will commence on Friday January 29, with the players ranked 9-24 following the World Championship playing off in the first round as the extended format begins.

Clashes at that stage will include Joe Cullen's tie against Stephen Bunting, with both having impressed at the World Championship recently - with the winner progressing to play new World Champion Gerwyn Price.

Premier League champion Glen Durrant will play Mervyn King, while 2020 Grand Slam winner Jose de Sousa faces Jonny Clayton, who partnered Price to World Cup glory for Wales.

The world's top eight players will then enter at the second round stage on Saturday January 30, with play to be split across two sessions on the day.

Gerwyn Price (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Alongside Price's tie with Cullen or Bunting, Wright will open his title defence against either Krzysztof Ratajski or Simon Whitlock, while five-time Masters champion Van Gerwen plays De Sousa or Clayton.

2014 Masters winner James Wade, the only other former champion in the field this year, will play either World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh or Chris Dobey.

The tournament will then conclude on Sunday January 31 with the quarter-finals in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final in the evening session.

The 2021 Ladbrokes Masters will be held behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena due to current restrictions.

Worldwide coverage will be led by host broadcaster ITV4 in the UK and Ireland, as well as through RTL7 in the Netherlands and DAZN in various global territories, as well as through the PDC's global broadcasters, for PDCTV Rest of the World Subscribers and through matchroom.live.

The schedule of play for the opening two days will be confirmed in due course.

2021 Ladbrokes Masters
Friday January 29 (1900 GMT)

First Round x8
Best of 11 legs

Saturday January 30
Afternoon Session (1245 GMT)

Second Round x4
Best of 19 legs

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Second Round x4
Best of 19 legs

Sunday January 31
Afternoon Session (1245 GMT)

Quarter-Finals
Best of 19 legs

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Semi-Finals & Final
Best of 21 legs

Draw Bracket
(1) Gerwyn Price v (16) Joe Cullen/(17) Stephen Bunting
(8) Gary Anderson v (9) Michael Smith/(24) Adrian Lewis
(4) Rob Cross v (13) Glen Durrant/(20) Mervyn King
(5) Nathan Aspinall v (12) Ian White/(21) Mensur Suljovic
(2) Michael van Gerwen v (15) Jose de Sousa/(18) Jonny Clayton
(7) James Wade v (10) Dimitri Van den Bergh/(23) Chris Dobey
(3) Peter Wright v (14) Krzysztof Ratajski/(19) Simon Whitlock
(6) Dave Chisnall v (11) Daryl Gurney/(22) Jeffrey de Zwaan

First Round Draw
(16) Joe Cullen v (17) Stephen Bunting
(9) Michael Smith v (24) Adrian Lewis
(13) Glen Durrant v (20) Mervyn King
(12) Ian White v (21) Mensur Suljovic
(15) Jose de Sousa v (18) Jonny Clayton
(10) Dimitri Van den Bergh v (23) Chris Dobey
(14) Krzysztof Ratajski v (19) Simon Whitlock
(11) Daryl Gurney v (22) Jeffrey de Zwaan

Prize Fund
Winner - £60,000
Runner-Up - £25,000
Semi-Finalists - £17,500
Quarter-Finalists - £10,000
Second Round Losers - £5,000
First Round Losers - £2,500
Total - £220,000