2016 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters

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2016 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates26–27 May 2016
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 England Phil Taylor
Champion(s)
Scotland Gary Anderson
«2015 2017»

The 2016 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters was the fourth staging of the tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was the first World Series of Darts event of 2016. The tournament featured eight of the top 10 players according to the PDC Order of Merit, competing in a knockout system. The tournament was held at the Dubai Tennis Centre in Dubai over 26–27 May 2016.

Gary Anderson won the title after he beat previously undefeated three-time champion Michael van Gerwen 11–9 in the final.[1]

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 eight players who qualified for this tournament are the same as last year's tournament, with the exception of Dave Chisnall replacing Stephen Bunting. These were:

Seeded players:

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

The next four seeded PDC players were (drawn at random against the higher seeds):

Draw[edit]

[2][3]

Quarter-finals
(best of 19 legs)
26 May[4]
Semi-finals
(best of 21 legs)
27 May[5]
Final
(best of 21 legs)
27 May[5]
         
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 107.65 10
Scotland Peter Wright 106.55 7
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 105.09 11
England Dave Chisnall 97.35 7
4 England Adrian Lewis 79.46 1
England Dave Chisnall 90.18 10
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 100.95 9
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.98 11
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 98.36 10
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 94.25 8
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.29 11
3 England Phil Taylor 101.65 7
3 England Phil Taylor 93.11 10
England James Wade 87.07 2

Broadcasting[edit]

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

Country Channel
United Kingdom United Kingdom ITV4 (delayed coverage)
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Setanta Sports
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
Czech Republic Czech Republic TV Nova

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Anderson beats Michael van Gerwen to win Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters". Sky Sports. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ "2016 Dubai Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters Draw". PDC. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters Day One". PDC. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Comeback Kid Anderson's Dubai Glory". PDC. Retrieved 23 January 2017.