South African Masters (darts)

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This article is about the darts tournament. For the golf tournament, see South African Masters.
Emperors Palace South African Masters
Tournament information
Venue Emperors Palace
Location Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Established 2007
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £15,000 (2009)
Month(s) Played September
Current champion(s)
South Africa Devon Petersen

The Emperors Palace South African Masters was a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation which began in 2007, so-named because it took place at the Emperors Palace entertainment resort in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Devon Petersen is the current champion.

Format and Qualification[edit]

The tournament had 8 players, 4 of which were the top ranked players on the PDC Order of Merit and the semi-finalists, runner up and winner of the PDC South African Open which takes place the day before. The four players chosen by the PDC were drawn up against the qualifiers from the PDC South African Open in a knock-out tournament. In 2007, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade and Terry Jenkins, ranked numbers one to four in the Order of Merit respectively at the time, participated in the tournament. In the following year, Taylor and Wade, returned to the tournament, being ranked numbers one and three in the world at the time. John Part, ranked number four in the world, also participated, as did Wayne Mardle, who replaced Barneveld (ranked second) due to the Dutchman's two month sabbatical from darts. Taylor, Wade, Part and Mervyn King took part in the 2009 tournament.

Matches were as follows:

  • Quarter Final: best of 7 legs
  • Semi Final: Best of 9 legs (formerly in 2007 best of 11 legs)
  • Final: Best of 11 legs (formerly in 2007 best of 15 legs, in 2008 best of 9 legs)

Since the 2010 tournament, the event is the direct qualification tournament for the World Darts Championship for south african darts players.

Television[edit]

The tournament was broadcast live on SuperSport in South Africa. In the United Kingdom, the tournament was broadcast on Challenge in 2007, Nuts TV in 2008, and Sky Sports in 2009.

Results[edit]

2007[edit]

[1]

Quarter-finals
Best of 7 legs
  Semi-finals
Best of 11 legs
  Final
Best of 15 legs
England  Phil Taylor 4  
South Africa  Mike Ryder Snr. 0     England  Phil Taylor 6  
England  Terry Jenkins 4   England  Terry Jenkins 4  
South Africa  Paul Meyer 0       England  Phil Taylor 8
Netherlands  Raymond van Barneveld 4       Netherlands  Raymond van Barneveld 6
South Africa  Charles Losper 1     Netherlands  Raymond van Barneveld 6
England  James Wade 4   England  James Wade 5  
South Africa  Lodewyk Marais 0  

2008[edit]

[2]

Quarter-finals
Best of 7 legs
  Semi-finals
Best of 9 legs
  Final
Best of 9 legs
Canada  John Part 4  
South Africa  Mark Jackson 0     Canada  John Part 5  
England  James Wade 4   England  James Wade 1  
South Africa  Les Francis 1       Canada  John Part 2
England  Wayne Mardle 4       England  Phil Taylor 5
South Africa  Charles Losper 1     England  Wayne Mardle 2
England  Phil Taylor 4   England  Phil Taylor 5  
South Africa  Shawn Hogan 1  

2009[edit]

[3]

Quarter-finals
Best of 7 legs
  Semi-finals
Best of 9 legs
  Final
Best of 11 legs
England  Phil Taylor 4  
South Africa  Christo Meiring 1     England  Phil Taylor 5  
Canada  John Part 4   Canada  John Part 2  
South Africa  Devon Petersen 1       England  Phil Taylor 6
England  James Wade 4       England  James Wade 4
South Africa  Wynand Havenga 1     England  James Wade 5
England  Mervyn King 4   England  Mervyn King 4  
South Africa  Les Francis 1  
  • During the fifth leg of the semi final between James Wade and Mervyn King, King hit the first ever televised nine-dart finish outside of Europe. He hit two consecutive 180s, and then used T20, T19, D12 to complete the perfect leg. King went 4-1 up as a result of that leg, but still lost the match 5-4.

Previous winners[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-Up Total Prize Money Winner's Prize
2007 England Phil Taylor 8-6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld £15,000 £5,000
2008 England Phil Taylor 5-2 Canada John Part £15,000 £5,000
2009 England Phil Taylor 6-4 England James Wade £15,000 £5,000


World Darts Championship Qualification Tournament

Year Champion Score Runner-Up Semi-finalist 1
(lost to Champion)
Semi-finalist 2
(lost to Runner-Up)
2010 South Africa Devon Petersen 5-4 South Africa Les Francis n/a n/a
2011 South Africa Devon Petersen beat n/a n/a n/a
2012 South Africa Charl Pietersen 8-1 South Africa Charles Losper n/a n/a
2013 South Africa Devon Petersen 9-3 South Africa Graham Filby n/a n/a
2014 South Africa Nolan Arendse 9-5 South Africa Devon Petersen South Africa Shawn Hogan South Africa Charl Pietersen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Emperors Palace South African Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "2008 Emperors Palace South African Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "2009 Emperors Palace South African Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 November 2011.