Following the success of the 2013 World Series events in Sydney & Dubai, two further World Series events have been established on the PDC calendar in Singapore and Perth in 2014.
There are now 4 World Series events taking the game global, in World Series Event 1 in May ‘The Dubai Darts Masters’ Michael van Gerwen was victorious in the 8 man event. Michael van Gerwen also took The 8 man Singapore event before the Phil Taylor double in Perth and Sydney, Australia which featured 16 players, 8 of which were Australian and New Zealand qualifiers.
All events have been covered by TV locally and by SKY TV and Challenge TV. The four events are also scheduled for 2015, the remaining quarter of the PDC calendar re-commences next weekend with European Tour event 7 in Sindelfingen, Germany.
Sydney Darts Masters – 28th/30th August
PHIL TAYLOR retained the TAB.com.au Sydney Darts Masters in unstoppable fashion on Saturday as he swept aside Stephen Bunting 11-3 in the final at the Hordern Pavilion, on a night which also saw James Wade and Kyle Anderson knocked out in the semi-finals.
Taylor completed back-to-back World Series of Darts wins as he followed up last Sunday’s triumph in the Perth Darts Masters by picking up his second successive title in Sydney. He initially averaged 106.76 in a 10-4 triumph over Australia’s Kyle Anderson in the semi-finals as he ended home hopes in the $200,000 tournament, before punishing Bunting for a string of missed doubles in the final as he cruised to victory.
Bunting had overcame world number six Wade 10-4 in their semi-final as he reached the decider in his first World Series of Darts appearance, but paid the price for misses as he settled for the runner-up trophy.
Thursday August 28 – First Round
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Damon Heta
Stephen Bunting 6-1 John Weber
Peter Wright 6-0 Loz Ryder
Kyle Anderson 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
James Wade 6-1 Shane Tichowitsch
Phil Taylor 6-2 Paul Nicholson
Simon Whitlock 6-2 David Platt
Warren Parry 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Friday 29th August – Quarter Finals
Stephen Bunting 8-6 Peter Wright
James Wade 8-2 Warren Parry
Phil Taylor 8-2 Dave Chisnall
Kyle Anderson 8-3 Simon Whitlock
Saturday August 30 – Semi-Finals
James Wade 4-10 Stephen Bunting
Phil Taylor 10-4 Kyle Anderson
Stephen Bunting 3-11 Phil Taylor
Perth Darts Masters – 22nd/24th August
Taylor denied van Gerwen a third successive World Series of Darts triumph with a brilliant display in the final as he mounted his second comeback of the evening to claim victory. Taylor – last year’s Sydney Darts Masters champion – found himself 3-0 down early in his semi-final against Dave Chisnall, who had taken victory when they met in the Singapore Darts Masters last week.
The 16-time World Champion, though, fired up his challenge with a 141 checkout in the fourth leg and also traded 121 finishes with Chisnall as he stormed to victory by winning ten legs out of the next 11. He then trailed 4-2 and 6-3 in the final, but hit another 121 checkout as he hit back to level at six-all. The next four legs were shared before Taylor produced the crucial break of throw to move 9-8 up, with a 125 finish consolidating his lead before he went on to seal victory on tops.
TABtouch Perth Darts Masters
Friday August 22 – First Round
Paul Nicholson 6-2 Shane Tichowitsch
Raymond van Barneveld 6-2 Loz Ryder
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Justin Miles
James Wade 6-2 Beau Anderson
Peter Wright 6-1 Warren Parry
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Vinay Cooper
Phil Taylor 6-4 David Platt
Michael van Gerwen 6-0 Kyle Anderson
Saturday August 23 – Quarter-Finals
James Wade 8-7 Peter Wright
Dave Chisnall 8-6 Simon Whitlock
Phil Taylor 8-4 Raymond van Barneveld
Michael van Gerwen 8-3 Paul Nicholson
Sunday August 24 – Semi-Finals
Phil Taylor 10-4 Dave Chisnall
Michael van Gerwen 10-6 James Wade
Michael van Gerwen 9-11 Phil Taylor
Singapore Darts Masters – 15th/16th August
After an excellent semi-final against James Wade – which saw the Dutchman prevail 11-9 despite the left-hander posting a 104.94 average – van Gerwen was the usual firm favourite heading into the final as he went on to claim his third World Series of Darts title, adding to back-to-back Dubai Darts Masters victories.
Earlier in the evening, the first semi-final involving Whitlock and Dave Chisnall got off to a flyer with both players averaging over 105 after just three legs, with both taking out a ton-plus finish in the process.
Singapore Darts Masters
Friday August 15 – Quarter-Finals
Peter Wright 4-10 James Wade
Simon Whitlock 10-6 Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor 6-10 Dave Chisnall
Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Andy Hamilton
Saturday August 16 – Semi-Finals
Dave Chisnall 6-11 Simon Whitlock
Michael van Gerwen 11-9 James Wade
Michael van Gerwen 11-8 Simon Whitlock