The 2019 World Series of Darts continues with the German Darts Masters, July 12-13, LANXESS Arena, Cologne. German fans will be hopping one or more of their players can make a significant impact on this year’s event.
The sixteen competitors for this year’s event are made up from a selection of the top PDC ranked players and German qualifiers:
PDC Competitors: Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Mensur Suljović, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld
German Competitors: Max Hopp, Martin Schindler, Gabriel Clemens, Nico Kurz, Kevin Munch, Robert Marijanovic, Christian Bunse, Maik Langendorf
Notably, Raymond van Barneveld is in the top line-up despite his recent fall to outside the top thirty by PDC Order of Merit. Barney, in his retirement year, wants to win another TV darts event before he hangs up his professional darts and the German Master might be the event for him.
Barny is one of the most respected dart players ever to pick up a dart. The Five-Time World Darts Champion has a fan base that stretches the globe, and he is sure to receive a good reception at the Lanxess Area when he steps to the stage. However, he won’t line up as a favourite for this event, but you will find some good odds at https://indosbobet178.com/ when you play some of the many online games.
The 2018 German Masters has gone down in history for a record-breaking crowd for a darts event. An incredible 20,210 dart fans attended the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen for the opening day of the 2018 World Series event. Germany has taken darts to its heart and is the fastest grown sport in the Country. Manufacturers state demand for their products over the past two years as more than doubled and is still growing.
Last years winner Mensur Suljović will again be back to defend his title. With his unorthodox throw, he was an unlikely winner last year, but somehow, he has made the throw work for him and now ranks as one of the best players on the PDC Professional circuit. The 2019 Premier League was not so good. Losing on the last night for a play-off place left him in sixth place overall, and most of the players in the Premier League will again be playing in the round of the World Series.
Two of the German qualifiers, Max Hopp and Martin Schindler are seasoned players, and both have graced the World Darts Championships stage, and both will be tipped to do well on home soil. Hopp is the most likely to do well out of the two. However, this depends on the draw.
The German fans are passionate about the sport, so support for all the German players will be a massive advantage to all.
James Wade has found his old form and could be a good tip to take the title this year. The short Matchplay format will suit Wade so expect him to do well. James managed a semi-final place at this year's Premier League, however, lost to the eventual winner Michael van Gerwen who again will line-up as the favourite in this event.
|Stage (no. of players)||Prize money breakdown|
|Winner (1) £20,000||£20,00|
|Last 16 (8)||£1,250|