2018 Melbourne Darts Masters

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2018 Melbourne Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates10–12 August 2018
VenueHisense Arena
LocationMelbourne
Country Australia
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£60,000
Winners share£20,000
High checkout170 Australia Simon Whitlock
Champion(s)
Scotland Peter Wright
«2017 2019»

The 2018 Melbourne Darts Masters was the second staging of the tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation, as a fifth 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 Hisense Arena in Melbourne from 10–12 August 2018.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion, defeating Peter Wright 11–8 in the 2017 final; however this would be Taylor's last televised title due to his retirement after the 2018 World Championship.

Wright avenged his defeat from the last tournament by winning his second World Series title after beating Michael Smith 11–8 in the final.

Qualifiers[edit]

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

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

The regional qualifiers are:[1]

Qualification Player
Wildcard Australia Corey Cadby (First round)
2018 DPA World Series Order of Merit (First place) Australia Tim Pusey (First round)
2018 DPA World Series Order of Merit (Second place) Australia Raymond Smith (First round)
DPNZ Qualifier New Zealand Haupai Puha (First round) [2]
Winner of DPA Qualifier 1 Australia Damon Heta (Quarter-finals) [3]
Winner of DPA Qualifier 2 Australia Mike Bonser (First round) [4]
Winner of DPA Qualifier 3 Australia Raymond O'Donnell (First round) [5]
Winner of DPA Qualifier 4 Australia James Bailey (First round) [6]

Draw[edit]

[7]

First round
(best of 11 legs)
10 August
[8]
Quarter-finals
(best of 19 legs)
11 August
[9]
Semi-finals
(best of 21 legs)
12 August
Final
(best of 21 legs)
12 August
[10]
            
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 111.41 6
Australia Raymond Smith 90.94 1
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 100.20 10
Australia Simon Whitlock 93.96 8
  Australia Simon Whitlock 94.41 6
Australia Corey Cadby 84.50 4
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 103.47 7
4 Scotland Peter Wright 104.28 11
4 Scotland Peter Wright 99.10 6
Australia Mike Bonser 84.28 0
4 Scotland Peter Wright 101.91 10
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 97.16 4
  Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 82.84 6
Australia Raymond O'Donnell 81.86 4
4 Scotland Peter Wright 97.70 11
England Michael Smith 99.17 8
2 England Rob Cross 92.74 6
New Zealand Haupai Puha 91.86 2
2 England Rob Cross 96.57 9
England Michael Smith 100.33 10
  England Michael Smith 92.46 6
Australia Tim Pusey 81.31 2
England Michael Smith 100.40 11
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 95.75 5
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 107.56 6
Australia James Bailey 87.42 2
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 95.58 10
Australia Damon Heta 90.91 7
  Australia Kyle Anderson 86.42 5
Australia Damon Heta 83.45 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harris Amongst Quartet Confirmed For Auckland". PDC. 24 June 2018.
  2. ^ Allen, Dave. "Puha & Cleaver Seal World Series Spots". PDC. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ Phillips, Josh. "Heta Secures Double World Series Qualification". PDC. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  4. ^ Phillips, Josh. "Mathers and Bonser Claim World Series Spots". PDC. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. ^ Phillips, Josh. "O'Donnell and Gardner Book World Series Places". PDC. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ Phillips, Josh. "Melbourne and Brisbane Fields Finalised". PDC. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  7. ^ Allen, Dave. "2018 Melbourne Darts Masters Draw". PDC. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  8. ^ Allen, Dave. "2018 Melbourne Darts Masters Day One". PDC. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ Allen, Dave. "2018 Melbourne Darts Masters Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  10. ^ Allen, Dave. "Wright Claims 2nd World Series Title". PDC. Retrieved 12 August 2018.