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2018 Masters (darts)

2018 Unibet Masters
Tournament information
Dates26–28 January 2018
VenueArena MK
LocationMilton Keynes
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Final: best of 21 legs
Prize fund£200,000
Winners share£60,000
High checkout167 England Rob Cross
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2017 2019»

The 2018 Unibet Masters was the sixth staging of the non-ranking Masters darts tournament, held by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). It was held from 26–28 January 2018 at the Arena MK in Milton Keynes, England.

Michael van Gerwen was the defending champion, after defeating Gary Anderson 11–7 in the 2017 final[1], and he successfully retained his title, by beating Raymond van Barneveld 11–9 in the final. It was Van Gerwen's fourth consecutive Masters title.

Qualifiers

The Masters only features the top 16 Players in the PDC Order of Merit. The following players comprised the top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit after the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship, with the exception of Phil Taylor, who despite being #4 in the rankings, had announced his retirement, following the final of the World Championship:

  1. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Winner)
  2. Scotland Peter Wright (Quarter-finals)
  3. England Rob Cross (Quarter-finals)
  4. Scotland Gary Anderson (Semi-finals)
  5. Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (First round)
  6. Austria Mensur Suljović (Semi-finals)
  7. England Dave Chisnall (First round)
  8. Australia Simon Whitlock (First round)
  9. England James Wade (Quarter-finals)
  10. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Runner-Up)
  11. England Michael Smith (First round)
  12. Wales Gerwyn Price (Quarter-finals)
  13. Netherlands Benito van de Pas (First round)
  14. England Ian White (First round)
  15. England Alan Norris (First round)
  16. Belgium Kim Huybrechts (First round)

Prize Money

The prize money is £200,000 in total. The prize money is the same as in 2017.

Stage (no. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £60,000
Runner-up (1) £25,000
Semi-finalists (2) £17,500
Quarter-finalists (4) £10,000
First round losers (8) £5,000

Draw

First round (best of 19 legs)
26–27 January

[2][3]
Quarter-finals (best of 19 legs)
28 January

[4]
Semi-finals (best of 21 legs)
28 January

[5]
Final (best of 21 legs)
28 January

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1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.68 10
16 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 96.96 6
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 111.14 10
9 England James Wade 97.81 2
8 Australia Simon Whitlock 97.18 8
9 England James Wade 95.79 10
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 101.96 11
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 95.44 5
5 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 96.90 7
12 Wales Gerwyn Price 98.72 10
12 Wales Gerwyn Price 92.63 6
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 94.38 10
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 90.55 10
13 Netherlands Benito van de Pas 82.78 4
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 105.85 11
10 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 100.55 9
2 Scotland Peter Wright 97.76 10
15 England Alan Norris 88.87 5
2 Scotland Peter Wright 98.85 2
10 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 103.51 10
7 England Dave Chisnall 106.48 9
10 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 101.09 10
10 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 94.52 11
6 Austria Mensur Suljović 90.41 7
6 Austria Mensur Suljović 99.89 10
11 England Michael Smith 96.93 8
6 Austria Mensur Suljović 101.40 10
3 England Rob Cross 99.00 8
3 England Rob Cross 102.08 10
14 England Ian White 92.90 3

References

  1. ^ "Michael Van Gerwen beats Gary Anderson to claim third successive Masters title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Unibet Masters Day One". PDC. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Unibet Masters Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Unibet Masters Finals Day". PDC. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Unibet Masters Finals Day". PDC. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Unibet Masters Finals Day". PDC. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

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