2018 Auckland Darts Masters

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2018 Auckland Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates3–5 August 2018
VenueThe Trusts Arena
LocationAuckland
Country New Zealand
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£60,000
Winners share£20,000
High checkout170 Scotland Gary Anderson
170 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
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The 2018 Auckland Darts Masters was the fourth staging of the tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation, as the fourth entry in the 2018 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 from 3–5 August 2018.

Kyle Anderson was the defending champion after defeating compatriot Corey Cadby 11–10 in the 2017 final, but lost 10–3 to Peter Wright in the quarter-finals.

Michael van Gerwen won the title after beating Raymond van Barneveld 11–4 in the final.

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]

The eight invited PDC representatives, (seeded according to the 2018 World Series of Darts Order of Merit) are:

  1. England Rob Cross (Quarter-finals)
  2. Scotland Gary Anderson (Quarter-finals)
  3. Scotland Peter Wright (Semi-finals)
  4. England Michael Smith (First round)
  5. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Winner)
  6. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Runner-up)
  7. Australia Simon Whitlock (Semi-finals)
  8. Australia Kyle Anderson (Quarter-finals)

The regional qualifiers are:[1]

Qualification Player
Wildcard Australia Corey Cadby
Wildcard (NZ World Championship representative) New Zealand Cody Harris (First round)
2018 DPNZ Order of Merit (First place) New Zealand Warren Parry (First round)
2018 DPNZ Order of Merit (Second place) New Zealand Haupai Puha (First round)
2018 DPA World Series Order of Merit (First place) Australia Tim Pusey (First round)
Winner of DPNZ Qualifier 1 New Zealand Tahuna Irwin (First round)
Winner of DPNZ Qualifier 2 New Zealand Mark McGrath (Quarter-finals)
Winner of DPNZ Qualifier 3 New Zealand John Hurring (First round)
2018 DPNZ Order of Merit (Third place) (Cadby replacement) New Zealand Ben Robb (First round)

2018 UK Open runner-up Corey Cadby was originally announced as a PDC representative, before later being named as a regional qualifier, and then withdrawing due to a visa issue. Ben Robb replaced him.[2]

Draw[edit]

First Round
Best of 11 legs
3 August
Quarter-finals
Best of 19 legs
4 August
Semi-finals
Best of 19 legs
5 August
Final
Best of 21 legs
5 August
            
1 England Rob Cross 87.70 6
New Zealand John Hurring 86.83 5
1 England Rob Cross 97.61 7
Australia Simon Whitlock 99.43 10
  Australia Simon Whitlock 92.22 6
New Zealand Ben Robb 89.49 5
  Australia Simon Whitlock 91.57 5
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 102.79 10
4 England Michael Smith 83.45 4
New Zealand Mark McGrath 83.46 6
  New Zealand Mark McGrath 85.83 4
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 89.43 10
  Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 95.34 6
New Zealand Warren Parry 91.12 4
  Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 93.33 4
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 97.72 11
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 94.52 6
Australia Tim Pusey 91.79 3
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 96.94 4
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 105.87 10
  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.45 6
New Zealand Cody Harris 85.20 2
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.76 10
3 Scotland Peter Wright 91.52 3
3 Scotland Peter Wright 94.77 6
New Zealand Tahuna Irwin 86.59 3
3 Scotland Peter Wright 93.66 10
Australia Kyle Anderson 90.84 3
  Australia Kyle Anderson 94.51 6
New Zealand Haupai Puha 92.38 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harris Amondst Quartet Confirmed For Auckland". PDC. 24 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Robb's Auckland Debut As Cadby Misses Out". PDC. Retrieved 1 August 2018.