2017 Melbourne Darts Masters

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2017 Melbourne Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates18–20 August 2017
VenueHisense Arena
LocationMelbourne
Country Australia
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£60,000
Winners share£20,000
High checkout170 Scotland Gary Anderson
(First round)
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
2018»

The 2017 Melbourne Darts Masters was the inaugural staging of the tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation, as a fifth entry in the 2017 World Series of Darts. The tournament featured 16 players (eight PDC players facing eight regional qualifiers) and was being held at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne between 18–20 August 2017.

Phil Taylor is the champion, defeating Peter Wright 11–8 in the final. This would become Phil Taylor's last televised title due to his retirement after the 2018 World Championship.

Qualifiers[edit]

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

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

The regional qualifiers are:

Qualification Player
Wildcard (World number 28) Australia Kyle Anderson (First round)
2017 DPA Order of Merit (First place) Australia Corey Cadby (Quarter-finals)
2017 DPA Order of Merit (Second place) Australia Rhys Mathewson (First round)
2017 DPA Order of Merit (Third place) Australia Justin Thompson (First round)
DartPlayers New Zealand Qualifier New Zealand Cody Harris (First round)[3]
Winner of DPA Qualifier 1 Australia David Platt (First round)[4]
Winner of DPA Qualifier 2 Australia Dave Marland (First round)[5]
Winner of DPA Qualifier 3 New Zealand Koha Kokiri (First round)[6]

Draw[edit]

[7]

First round
Best of 11 legs
18 August
[8]
Quarter-finals
Best of 19 legs
19 August
[9]
Semi-finals
Best of 21 legs
20 August
[10]
Final
Best of 21 legs
20 August
[10]
            
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 103.98 6
Australia Justin Thompson 82.43 2
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 91.25 8
6 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 96.21 10
6 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 94.93 6
Australia Dave Marland 73.30 0
6 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 92.68 4
4 Scotland Peter Wright 95.27 11
4 Scotland Peter Wright 87.82 6
Australia Rhys Mathewson 76.59 2
4 Scotland Peter Wright 89.82 10
7 England Michael Smith 88.88 9
7 England Michael Smith 90.24 6
Australia David Platt 89.63 3
4 Scotland Peter Wright 99.74 8
5 England Phil Taylor 98.88 11
2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 85.71 4
Australia Corey Cadby 93.42 6
  Australia Corey Cadby 91.22 9
5 England Phil Taylor 97.31 10
5 England Phil Taylor 98.01 6
New Zealand Cody Harris 91.85 3
5 England Phil Taylor 93.97 11
8 Australia Simon Whitlock 90.58 4
3 England James Wade 84.30 6
New Zealand Koha Kokiri 82.80 3
3 England James Wade 91.97 9
8 Australia Simon Whitlock 94.40 10
8 Australia Simon Whitlock 107.69 6
Australia Kyle Anderson 103.37 1

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. "Harris Secures World Championship Spot". PDC. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Russell Stewart Classic (Melbourne Darts Masters Qualifier #1)". DartPlayersAustralia. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Warilla Bowls World Series of Darts Qualifiers". DartPlayersAustralia. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Warilla Bowls World Series of Darts Qualifiers". DartPlayersAustralia. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  7. ^ Allen, Dave. "Unibet Melbourne Darts Masters Draw". PDC. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Melbourne Darts Masters Day One". PDC. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Melbourne Darts Masters Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Melbourne Darts Masters Final Day". PDC. Retrieved 20 August 2017.