2015 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters

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2015 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates28–29 May 2015
VenueDubai Tennis Centre
LocationDubai
Country United Arab Emirates
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Final – best of 21 legs
Prize fundAED750,000
Winners shareAED220,000
High checkout170 Scotland Gary Anderson
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2014 2016»

The 2015 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters was the third staging of the tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was the first World Series of Darts event of 2015. The tournament featured the top six players according to the Order of Merit, plus two wildcards, competing in a knockout system. The tournament was held at the Dubai Tennis Centre in Dubai over 28–29 May 2015.[1]

Michael van Gerwen was the defending champion after he retained his 2014 title last year by defeating Peter Wright 11–7 in the final.[2] He maintained his unbeaten run in the event to win it for the third time with an 11–8 victory over Phil Taylor in the final.[3]

Prize money[edit]

The total prize fund was AED750,000.

Stage (no. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) AED220,000
Runner-Up (1) AED110,000
Semi-finalists (2) AED85,000
Quarter-finalists (4) AED62,500

Qualifiers[edit]

The top six players on the PDC Order of Merit after the 2015 World Championship qualified for the event. They were joined by two wildcards. These were:

  1. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Winner)
  2. England Phil Taylor (Runner-up)
  3. Scotland Gary Anderson (Semi-finals)
  4. England Adrian Lewis (Semi-finals)
  5. Scotland Peter Wright (Quarter-finals)
  6. England James Wade (Quarter-finals)

Wildcards:

Draw[edit]

[4]

Quarter-finals
Best of 19 legs
[5]
Semi-finals
Best of 21 legs
[6]
Final
Best of 21 legs
[6]
         
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 106.80 10
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 90.79 8
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 99.90 11
4 England Adrian Lewis 96.20 9
4 England Adrian Lewis 105.68 10
England Stephen Bunting 101.68 9
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 106.86 11
2 England Phil Taylor 107.07 8
2 England Phil Taylor 101.30 10
Scotland Peter Wright 95.10 5
2 England Phil Taylor 99.39 11
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.91 3
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 98.80 10
England James Wade 100.80 8

Broadcasting[edit]

The tournament was available in the following territories on these channels.[1]

Country Channel
United Kingdom United Kingdom ITV 4
Dubai Dubai Dubai Sports TV
Middle East and North Africa OSN
Australia Australia Fox Sports
New Zealand New Zealand Sky Sport (New Zealand)
Netherlands Netherlands RTL7
Asia Fox Sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stars Set For Dubai Return". PDC. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Van Gerwen retains Dubai title". ESPN (UK). Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Van Gerwen overcomes Taylor in 'hardest year' to claim Dubai Darts Masters hat-trick". The National (Abu Dhabi). Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters Draw". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters Day One". PDC. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Mighty Mike Completes Dubai Treble". PDC. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved 29 May 2015.