2018 German Darts Masters

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2018 German Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates25 May 2018
VenueVeltins-Arena
LocationGelsenkirchen
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£60,000
Winners share£20,000
High checkout167 Scotland Gary Anderson
(First round)
Champion(s)
Austria Mensur Suljović
«2017 2019»

The 2018 German Darts Masters was the second staging of the tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation, and was the first 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 Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on 25 May 2018.

Peter Wright was the defending champion after defeating Phil Taylor 11–4 in the final of the 2017 event, but he lost 8–2 in the semi-finals to Mensur Suljović.

Suljović won his first World Series title by defeating Dimitri Van den Bergh 8–2 in the final.

The event also broke the attendance record for a darts tournament with 20,210 people attending the event, beating the previous record set 70 years earlier.

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 are:

  1. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Quarter-finals)
  2. Scotland Peter Wright (Semi-finals)
  3. England Rob Cross (Quarter-finals)
  4. Scotland Gary Anderson (Semi-finals)
  5. Austria Mensur Suljović (Champion)
  6. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Quarter-finals)
  7. Wales Jamie Lewis (Quarter-finals)
  8. Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh (Runner-Up)

The German qualifiers are:[2][3]

Qualification Player
#1 Ranked German player Germany Max Hopp (First round)
#2 Ranked German player Germany Martin Schindler (First round)
#1 Ranked German Superleague Player Germany Gabriel Clemens (First round)
#2 Ranked German Superleague Player Germany Manfred Bilderl (First round)
#3 Ranked German Superleague Player Germany Stefan Stoyke (First round)
#4 Ranked German Superleague Player Germany Robert Marijanović (First round)
#5 Ranked German Superleague Player Germany Nico Kurz (First round)
#6 Ranked German Superleague Player Germany Dragutin Horvat (First round)

Draw[edit]

First round (best of 11 legs)
25 May
Quarter-finals (best of 15 legs)
25 May
Semi-finals (best of 15 legs)
25 May
Final (best of 15 legs)
25 May
            
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 106.46 6
Germany Max Hopp 95.23 4
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 98.72 3
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 94.35 8
  Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 109.98 6
Germany Martin Schindler 84.12 0
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 92.47 8
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 98.76 7
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 98.67 6
Germany Gabriel Clemens 87.46 2
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 102.65 8
Wales Jamie Lewis 98.40 6
  Wales Jamie Lewis 89.46 6
Germany Nico Kurz 88.16 5
  Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 86.66 2
Austria Mensur Suljović 101.63 8
2 Scotland Peter Wright 96.86 6
Germany Dragutin Horvat 89.57 1
2 Scotland Peter Wright 102.66 8
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 98.49 7
  Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 85.89 6
Germany Manfred Bilderl 77.06 0
2 Scotland Peter Wright 94.30 2
Austria Mensur Suljović 99.71 8
3 England Rob Cross 84.44 6
Germany Stefan Stoyke 80.35 4
3 England Rob Cross 92.21 7
Austria Mensur Suljović 94.09 8
  Austria Mensur Suljović 96.59 6
Germany Robert Marijanović 85.29 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 World Series Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ "PDC Order of Merit". PDC. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Super League Darts 2". darts1.de. Retrieved 4 May 2018.