The PDC World Series event returns to Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas 4-5 July for the US Masters. This event has become a favourite to all that attend. This year the top PDC Pro’s Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Gerwen Price, Michael Smith and the new rising star Nathan Aspinall will take on eight the North American Qualifiers US qualifiers for the US Masters trophy and a £20,000 first prize.
The World Series has always had a few upsets with an unknown qualifier going the extra mile to defeat some of the best in the World Dart Professionals.
World No1 Michael van Gerwen has shown he is on top form after winning the PDC Premier League for the fourth time. Michael will be the man to beat however he has lost to all but one of the other PDC players over the past twelve months either at the round-robin phase of the Premier League or in an off-screen Players Championship round. Never the less Michael loves the big screen, and they don’t get much bigger than Las Vegas, the home of US nightlife and gambling. Many of the players are likely to try their hand at the Casino’s while they are there and not make the same mistake Adrian Lewis did many years ago. Adrian dropped the ‘Jackpot’ but couldn’t claim his prize because he was under 21 at the time. However, if you would like to have a go at Las Vegas themed games have a look at agen sbobet online games for a new challenged.
Nathan Aspinall was tipped to play in the 2019 Premier League however only managed to gain a contender’s place. He only played the one match and lost heavily to Michael Smith 7-2. However, Nathan is undoubtedly a player to watch and could make significant strides during the 2019 dart season.
The World Series is designed to take the sport of dart into new countries and the PDC Professional line-up changes from venue to venue. With the most successful players earning a place at the World Series finals that will be played later in the year.
The US and Canada are not without its darting stars. Last year a young Dawson Murschell defeated Gerwyn Price in the first of the televised rounds before being defeated in round two by former World Champion Gary Anderson in round two. Dawson will be hoping to qualify again and go a little further than he did last year.
The world series gives the qualifiers a taste of big-time darts as many find the transition from floor events to the televised stages difficult. With millions of viewers turning into each of the games, these matches can be nervy for both the Professional and the qualifiers.
The PDC professional each play a US qualifier. For a player to qualify, they must be one of the top four North American Order of Merit or qualify by a knockout tournament that is not shown on TV. The draw pairs up a qualifier to a PDC Professional. Heavy odds are on the PDC players to win. However, that isn’t always the case. Local fans will put the Pro’s under pressure as they cheer on their Nations qualify.
|Stage (no. of players)||Prize money breakdown|
|Winner (1) £20,000||£20,00|
|Last 16 (8)||£1,250|