2018 Melbourne Darts Masters

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.

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

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.

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize fund was £60,000.

Position (no. of players) Prize money
(Total: £60,000)
Winner (1) £20,000
Runner-up (1) £10,000
Semi-finalists (2) £5,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £2,500
First round (8) £1,250

QualifiersEdit

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

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

The regional qualifiers are:[1]

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

DrawEdit

[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   Michael van Gerwen 111.41 6
  Raymond Smith 90.94 1
1   Michael van Gerwen 100.20 10
  Simon Whitlock 93.96 8
    Simon Whitlock 94.41 6
  Corey Cadby 84.50 4
1   Michael van Gerwen 103.47 7
4   Peter Wright 104.28 11
4   Peter Wright 99.10 6
  Mike Bonser 84.28 0
4   Peter Wright 101.91 10
  Raymond van Barneveld 97.16 4
    Raymond van Barneveld 82.84 6
  Raymond O'Donnell 81.86 4
4   Peter Wright 97.70 11
  Michael Smith 99.17 8
2   Rob Cross 92.74 6
  Haupai Puha 91.86 2
2   Rob Cross 96.57 9
  Michael Smith 100.33 10
    Michael Smith 92.46 6
  Tim Pusey 81.31 2
  Michael Smith 100.40 11
3   Gary Anderson 95.75 5
3   Gary Anderson 107.56 6
  James Bailey 87.42 2
3   Gary Anderson 95.58 10
  Damon Heta 90.91 7
    Kyle Anderson 86.42 5
  Damon Heta 83.45 6

ReferencesEdit

  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.