2017 Auckland Darts Masters

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2017 Auckland Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates11–13 August 2017
VenueThe Trusts Arena
LocationAuckland
Country New Zealand
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£60,000
Winners share£20,000
High checkout164 Australia Kyle Anderson
(Semi-finals)
Champion(s)
Australia Kyle Anderson
«2016 2018»

The 2017 Auckland Darts Masters was the third staging of the tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation, as the fourth entry in the 2017 World Series of Darts. The tournament featured 16 players (eight PDC players facing eight regional qualifiers) and was held at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand between 11–13 August 2017.

Gary Anderson was the defending champion after winning the second edition of the tournament, defeating Adrian Lewis 11–7 in the final, but lost in the first round to Australia's Kyle Anderson 6–4.

Kyle Anderson went on to win his first televised title after defeating compatriot Corey Cadby 11–10 in the final. He became only the 5th player to win a World Series of Darts event after Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis, as well as being the first regional qualifier to win an event. The final was also the first World Series of Darts final without an invited player.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize fund was £60,000.

Stage (no. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £20,000
Runner-Up (1) £10,000
Semi-finalists (2) £5,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £2,500
Last 16 (8) £1,250

Qualifiers[edit]

[1]

The eight invited PDC representatives, sorted according to the World Series Order of Merit,[2] were:

  1. Scotland Gary Anderson (First round)
  2. Scotland Peter Wright (First round)
  3. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Quarter-finals)
  4. England James Wade (Semi-finals)
  5. Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (Quarter-finals)
  6. England Phil Taylor (Semi-finals)
  7. England Michael Smith (Quarter-finals)
  8. Australia Simon Whitlock (Quarter-finals)

The regional qualifiers were:[3]

Qualification Player
Wildcard (World number 28) Australia Kyle Anderson (Winner)
Wildcard (NZ World Championship representative) New Zealand Cody Harris (First round)
2017 DPNZ Order of Merit (First place) New Zealand Rob Szabo (First round)
2017 DPNZ Order of Merit (Second place) New Zealand Warren Parry (First round)
DartPlayers Australia Qualifier Australia Corey Cadby (Runner-up)
Winner of DPNZ Qualifier 1 New Zealand Mark Cleaver (First round) [4]
Winner of DPNZ Qualifier 2 Australia Rob Modra (First round)
Winner of DPNZ Qualifier 3 New Zealand Darren Herewini (First round)

Draw[edit]

[5]

First round
Best of 11 legs
(11 August)
[6]
Quarter-finals
Best of 19 legs
(12 August)
[7]
Semi-finals
Best of 21 legs
(13 August)
Final
Best of 21 legs
(13 August)
            
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 98.73 4
Australia Kyle Anderson 102.91 6
Australia Kyle Anderson 94.65 10
  Australia Simon Whitlock 91.32 9
  Australia Simon Whitlock 87.90 6
New Zealand Cody Harris 84.69 4
  Australia Kyle Anderson 93.79 11
4 England James Wade 93.50 4
4 England James Wade 87.00 6
New Zealand Mark Cleaver 83.84 2
4 England James Wade 100.75 10
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 98.70 7
  Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 90.45 6
Australia Rob Modra 77.66 2
  Australia Kyle Anderson 95.36 11
Australia Corey Cadby 96.63 10
2 Scotland Peter Wright 90.52 4
Australia Corey Cadby 95.11 6
  Australia Corey Cadby 100.17 10
England Michael Smith 96.66 5
  England Michael Smith 103.66 6
New Zealand Rob Szabo 79.37 0
  Australia Corey Cadby 94.79 11
England Phil Taylor 94.24 8
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 90.82 6
New Zealand Warren Parry 76.06 4
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 98.36 9
England Phil Taylor 96.63 10
  England Phil Taylor 102.31 6
New Zealand Darren Herewini 88.96 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smith's World Series Debut In August Treble". PDC. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ "World Series Order of Merit". PDC. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  3. ^ Allen, Dave. "Trio Qualify For Auckland Spots". PDC. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ "PDC Auckland Darts Masters Q1" (PDF). Dart Players New Zealand. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Auckland Darts Masters Draw". PDC. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ "2017 Auckland Masters Day One". PDC. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 Auckland Masters Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 12 August 2017.