2018 Shanghai Darts Masters

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2018 21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters
Tournament information
Dates13–14 July 2018
VenuePullman Hotel
LocationShanghai
Country China
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£60,000
Winners share£20,000
High checkout170 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (First round and Semi-finals)
Champion(s)
England Michael Smith
«2017 2019»

The 2018 21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters was the third staging of the tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation, asand the second 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 Pullman Hotel in Shanghai, China from 13–14 July 2018.[1][2]

Michael van Gerwen was the defending champion after defeating Dave Chisnall 8–0 in the final of the 2017 event,[3] but he lost 8–4 in the semi-finals to Michael Smith.

Smith went on to win his first World Series title by beating Rob Cross 8–2 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]

[4][5]

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

  1. Scotland Gary Anderson (First round)
  2. England Rob Cross (Runner-up)
  3. Scotland Peter Wright (Semi-finals)
  4. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Semi-finals)
  5. England James Wade (Quarter-finals)
  6. Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (Quarter-finals)
  7. England Michael Smith (Champion)
  8. Wales Gerwyn Price (Quarter-finals)

The Asian representatives will be:

The top 3 players from the PDC Asian Tour Order of Merit after Event 6. [6]

  1. Hong Kong Royden Lam (Quarter-finals)
  2. Philippines Lourence Ilagan (First round)
  3. Japan Seigo Asada (First round)

Four winners of a Chinese qualifier.[7]

  1. China Zong Xiao Chen (First round)
  2. China Yuanjun Liu (First round)
  3. China Liu Cheng An (First round)
  4. China Lihao Wen (First round)

One other qualifier, the criteria for which has not been announced by the Professional Darts Corporation.[7]

  1. China Hai Long Chen (First round)

Draw[edit]

[8]

First round (best of 11 legs)
13 July
Quarter-finals (best of 15 legs)
14 July
Semi-finals (best of 15 legs)
14 July
Final (best of 15 legs)
14 July
            
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.23 5
Hong Kong Royden Lam 86.87 6
  Hong Kong Royden Lam 93.23 5
England Michael Smith 91.43 8
  England Michael Smith 98.02 6
China Zong Xiao Chen 78.83 0
England Michael Smith 92.98 8
4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 93.22 4
4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 104.02 6
China Lihao Wen 81.81 1
4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 99.24 8
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 89.37 4
  Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 94.23 6
Philippines Lourence Ilagan 82.28 1
England Michael Smith 97.03 8
2 England Rob Cross 92.12 2
2 England Rob Cross 98.02 6
China Chengan Liu 82.90 0
2 England Rob Cross 106.23 8
England James Wade 99.21 3
  England James Wade 103.66 6
China Hai Long Chen 67.82 0
2 England Rob Cross 94.48 8
3 Scotland Peter Wright 96.37 5
3 Scotland Peter Wright 97.19 6
Japan Seigo Asada 88.89 3
3 Scotland Peter Wright 90.58 8
Wales Gerwyn Price 89.49 7
  Wales Gerwyn Price 102.49 6
China Yuanjun Liu 81.62 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 World Series Confirmed | PDC". www.pdc.tv. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "2018 World Series of Darts Announcement • Darts World Magazine". Darts World Magazine. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "Van Gerwen Retains Shanghai Title". PDC. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 World Series Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Smith, Wade & Barney's World Series Boost". PDC. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ Phillips, Josh. "Lam Leads Asian Tour Qualifiers For Shanghai". PDC. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b Allen, Dave. "Quartet Secure Shanghai Qualification". PDC. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  8. ^ Phillips, Josh. "21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters Draw". PDC. Retrieved 12 July 2018.