Ladbrokes Agree Four-Year Multi-Event Sponsorship

Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals

Nov 19 2018

THE Professional Darts Corporation are delighted to announce a new, multi-event sponsorship agreement with Ladbrokes.

2019 Masters Tickets On General Sale

Ladbrokes Masters

Nov 06 2018

TICKETS for the 2019 Masters are now on General Sale ahead of February's event at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

2019 Masters Priority Ticket Sales

Ladbrokes Masters

Nov 05 2018

TICKETS for the 2019 Masters go on Priority Sale from 1000 GMT on Monday November 5.

2019 Masters Ticket Information

Ladbrokes Masters

Oct 30 2018

TICKETS for the 2019 Masters will go on sale on Monday November 5 ahead of February's tournament at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

2019 PDC Calendar Confirmed

News

Sep 07 2018

THE 2019 PDC calendar will see over 200 days of darts - schedule for next year now available!

Fourth Unibet Masters Triumph For Van Gerwen

Ladbrokes Masters

Jan 28 2018

MICHAEL VAN GERWENwon his fourth successive Unibet Masters title with a thrilling 11-9 win over Raymond van Barneveld.

2018 Unibet Masters Day Two

Ladbrokes Masters

Jan 27 2018

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN began his challenge to win a fourth successive Unibet Masters title with a 10-6 defeat of Kim Huybrechts.

2018 Unibet Masters Day One

Ladbrokes Masters

Jan 26 2018

ROB CROSS made a winning start to life as World Champion with a 10-3 win over Ian White as the Unibet Masters opened on Friday.

Checkatrade Steps Up To The Oche

Ladbrokes Masters

Jan 26 2018

CHECKATRADE, the online trade review service, has become an official partner of the 2018 Unibet Masters.

Stats Analysis: Trebleshooting

Ladbrokes Masters

Jan 26 2018

Christopher Kempf, the new statistical analyst of the PDC, looks at how heavy scoring can matter more than it seems.

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