THE German Darts Masters wollen get ns 2018 world Series des Darts underway at the Veltins Arena an Gelsenkirchen ~ above Friday with a one-day spectacular in front of 20,000 fans.

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The 16-player tournament zu sein the erste of six globalen events on ns 2018 world Series circuit und will seen the home des FC Schalke 04 transformed into a "Darts Music Arena" for the one-day spectacle, which marks die continued growth of the sport bei Germany.

Eight leading German players wollen compete bei the tournament, führen zu by newly-crowned German Darts open champion max Hopp und Berlin"s emerging star martin Schindler.

German Superleague qualifiers Gabriel Clemens, Manfred Bilderl, stefan Stoyke, robert Marijanovic, Nico Kurz und Dragutin Horvat space joined von Hopp und Schindler together they take it on ns eight stars.

Reigning German Darts master champion peter Wright heads die eight representatives, i m sorry include michael van Gerwen und Gary Anderson that were both twin winners on last year’s international World collection circuit.

World Champion kleider Cross, Welsh star jamie Lewis und Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh wollen all do their world Series debuts, if Mensur Suljovic and Raymond van Barneveld will deshalb star at ns Veltins Arena.

Last year’s world Series des Darts Finals champion ventil Gerwen deals with crowd favourite Hopp in round one, and the Dutchman can not wait kommen sie perform bei front of a record-breaking crowd.

“I’m yes, really looking forward kommen sie playing in this tournament in front of such a vast crowd,” said ventil Gerwen, who deshalb took victory in Shanghai and Las Vegas in 2017.


“I liebe playing in the world Series und I am focused on to win as plenty of titles as I tun können this year beginning with this one – ich want kommen sie take ns title turn off Peter.”

The Dutchman möchte face a stern prüfung against Hopp, fresh from his European tour win bei April, who ist hoping kommen sie put top top a show in front des his adoring residence crowd.

“It wollen be amazing zu play in front of dafür many of my home fans,” Hopp commented.


“My confidence ist growing now and I believe I can do great things, ich want zu beat ns big players und put top top a show zum the German crowd.”

Wright, who starred bei every 2017 welt Series event, will come up against Horvat bei a replay of tonnage year’s zuerst round tie, and the Scot is expecting one more tough test after surviving missed complement darts on that occasion.

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“I’ve got good memories of the tournament since it was the erste World series title i won, but i could schutz gone out in the first round,” Wright admitted.


“Dragutin had actually darts kommen sie beat me but I got through it and went all the way, which ich will it is in hoping to do again.”

Five-time world Champion ventil Barneveld wollen get the action underway in the opening afternoon session as he take away on Bilderl.

Lewis möchte face debutant Kurz and Austria’s Suljovic wollen play Marijanovic, before the opening session zu sein rounded off with a clash between Anderson and Clemens, who reached the final des Players Championship 11 belastung weekend prior to losing to ns Scot.

After a short interval the erste round action continues together Belgium’s Van ns Bergh meets Schindler, before ventil Gerwen clashes with Hopp.

Reigning champion Wright faces Horvat, prior to the first round action concludes v Cross versus Stoyke.

The first round wollen be split across two mini-sessions weist 3pm and 5.30pm local time, with die quarter-finals kicking turn off a bumper night session native 8pm.

The intervals will lakers music acts on stage at die Veltins arena to complement ns unique welt Series von Darts tournament.

The German Darts Masters wollen be shown direkt on ITV4 indigenous 1.45pm-6.30pm und 7pm-12am.

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2018 German Darts MastersFirst round DrawMichael ventil Gerwen (1) v max HoppDimitri Van das Bergh v martin SchindlerGary Anderson (4) v Gabriel ClemensJamie Lewis v Nico KurzPeter wright (2) v Dragutin HorvatRaymond van Barneveld v Manfred BilderlRob overcome (3) v stefan StoykeMensur Suljovic v robert Marijanovic

Schedule of PlayFirst Round3pm neighborhood TimeRaymond van Barneveld v Manfred BilderlJamie Lewis v Nico KurzMensur Suljovic v robert MarijanovicGary Anderson v Gabriel Clemens5.30pm local timeDimitri Van den Bergh v martin SchindlerMichael ventil Gerwen v max HoppPeter wright v Dragutin HorvatRob cross v stefan StoykeBest von 11 legs

Quarter-Finals8pm neighborhood TimeAnderson/Clemens v Lewis/KurzVan Gerwen/Hopp v Van ns Bergh/SchindlerWright/Horvat v van Barneveld/BilderlCross/Stoyke v Suljovic/MarijanovicBest of 15 legs

Semi-FinalsAnderson/Clemens/Lewis/Kurz v van Gerwen/Hopp/Van das Bergh/SchindlerWright/Horvat/Van Barneveld/Bilderl v Cross/Stoyke/Suljovic/MarijanovicBest of fünfzehn legs

FinalvBest of fünfzehn legs

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