WORLD SERIES OF DARTS SET FOR WOLLONGONG & TOWNSVILLE DEBUTS

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Wollongong and Townsville will host PDC events for the first time in 2020 as top-class darts returns to Australia in August.

The World Series of Darts will return Down Under for a treble-header in August, with the NZ Darts Masters in Hamilton sandwiched between visits to two exciting new destinations in Australia.

The New South Wales Darts Masters will be held at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on August 14-15 before the Queensland Darts Masters is held at the Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre on August 28-29.

The World Series of Darts’ international tour will begin in June with tournaments in New York and Copenhagen, featuring the likes of World Champion Peter Wright, world number one Michael van Gerwen and global sensation Fallon Sherrock amongst eight PDC representatives.

Eight regional representatives will compete in each tournament – with last year having seen Australian ace Damon Heta take victory in the Brisbane Darts Masters.

Perth’s Heta has since gone on to win a PDC Tour Card, securing a place on the professional circuit alongside fellow Australians Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson.

“We’ve travelled around Australia in recent years with the World Series of Darts and it’s exciting for us to be visiting Wollongong and Townsville for the first time in 2020 to take these fantastic events to new audiences,” said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

“Both are strong sporting areas and this is a great opportunity to see the world’s top darts players live in high-profile international tournaments.

“After Damon Heta’s amazing achievement winning in Brisbane last year, all eyes will be on the local stars from Australia and New Zealand to see who can grasp their opportunity to claim glory alongside the biggest names in darts.”

Fans wishing to attend the events have the chance to sign up for the FREE Priority Registration Window to receive the first opportunity to purchase tickets on Monday March 9. To sign up, please visit https://pdc.tell-us-what-you-think.com/s3/PDC-2020-World-Series-Register-Interest.

Tickets for the New South Wales Darts Masters and Queensland Darts Masters will then go on general sale on Wednesday March 11. Further information can be seen at www.pdc.tv/tickets.

2020 New South Wales Darts Masters

WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong

Friday August 14 (1900 start)

First Round x8
Table Ticket $77.77

Tiered Ticket $61.27

Saturday August 15 (1400 start)

Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
Table Ticket $87.96

Tiered Ticket $72.67

2020 Queensland Darts Masters

Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

Friday August 28 (1900 start)

First Round x8
Table Ticket $76.50

Tiered Ticket $61.20

Saturday August 29 (1900 start)

Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
Table Ticket $86.70

Tiered Ticket $71.40

PDC Press Release ENDS


February 25 2020

TOWNSVILLE TO HOST QUEENSLAND DARTS MASTERS

TOWNSVILLE is to host top-class darts for the first time later this year, with the Professional Darts Corporation to stage the Queensland Darts Masters on August 28-29 at the Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre.

The Queensland Darts Masters will form part of the World Series of Darts, which features a series of worldwide events during each year that see the sport’s top stars clash with regional qualifiers across two days.

Following events in New York and Copenhagen during June, the likes of World Champion Peter Wright, world number one Michael van Gerwen and women’s sensation Fallon Sherrock will travel to Australia in August.

The New South Wales Darts Masters in Wollongong will be the first of three events staged Down Under in August, with the players heading to Hamilton for the NZ Darts Masters before returning to Townsville for the inaugural Queensland Darts Masters.

The sport in Australia has never been stronger, with Perth’s Damon Heta having won the Brisbane Darts Masters last year before winning his Tour Card to join established stars Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson as professionals on the PDC circuit.

“We’ve travelled around Australia in recent years with the World Series of Darts and it’s exciting for us to be visiting Wollongong and Townsville for the first time in 2020 to take these fantastic events to new audiences,” said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

“Both are strong sporting areas and this is a great opportunity to see the world’s top darts players live in high-profile international tournaments.

“After Damon Heta’s amazing achievement winning in Brisbane last year, all eyes will be on the local stars from Australia and New Zealand to see who can grasp their opportunity to claim glory alongside the biggest names in darts.”

Tickets for the Queensland Darts Masters will go on general sale on Wednesday March 11. Ticket details will be confirmed at www.pdc.tv/tickets.

Fans can sign up for free to be part of priority ticket sale period on Monday March 9 via https://pdc.tell-us-what-you-think.com/s3/PDC-2020-World-Series-Register-Interest.

2020 Queensland Darts Masters

Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

Friday August 28 (1900 start)

First Round x8
Table Ticket $76.50

Tiered Ticket $61.20

Saturday August 29 (1900 start)

Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
Table Ticket $86.70

Tiered Ticket $71.40

ENDS

About the Professional Darts Corporation

Founded 25 years ago, the PDC is the leading professional body in darts, promoting an £14 million (AU$27m) worldwide circuit which includes the sport’s biggest tournament, the World Championship, as well as the wide-reaching Premier League and the World Series of Darts.

The World Series of Darts, introduced in 2013, features a series of worldwide tournaments which are followed by the season-ending World Series of Darts Finals. Each World Series event is played over two days, with eight PDC representatives coming up against eight local qualifiers in each knockout event.

Michael van Gerwen is the current PDC number one, while Peter Wright became PDC World Champion in January 2020. Fallon Sherrock, who became the first female winner at the PDC World Championship in December 2019, will also compete in the 2020 World Series of Darts.

For more details, visit www.pdc.tv, follow OfficialPDC on social media or email PDC Head of Media Dave Allen via dave.allen@pdc.tv.


February 25 2020

WOLLONGONG TO HOST NEW SOUTH WALES DARTS MASTERS

WOLLONGONG is to host top-class darts for the first time later this year, with the Professional Darts Corporation to stage the New South Wales Darts Masters on August 14-15 at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

The New South Wales Darts Masters will form part of the World Series of Darts, which features a series of worldwide events during each year that see the sport’s top stars clash with regional qualifiers across two days.

Following events in New York and Copenhagen during June, the likes of World Champion Peter Wright, world number one Michael van Gerwen and women’s sensation Fallon Sherrock will travel to Australia in August.

The New South Wales Darts Masters will be the first of three events staged Down Under in August, with the players heading to Hamilton for the NZ Darts Masters before returning to Townsville for the Queensland Darts Masters.

The sport in Australia has never been stronger, with Perth’s Damon Heta having won the Brisbane Darts Masters last year before winning his Tour Card to join established stars Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson as professionals on the PDC circuit.

“We’ve travelled around Australia in recent years with the World Series of Darts and it’s exciting for us to be visiting Wollongong and Townsville for the first time in 2020 to take these fantastic events to new audiences,” said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

“Both are strong sporting areas and this is a great opportunity to see the world’s top darts players live in high-profile international tournaments.

“After Damon Heta’s amazing achievement winning in Brisbane last year, all eyes will be on the local stars from Australia and New Zealand to see who can grasp their opportunity to claim glory alongside the biggest names in darts.”

Destination Wollongong’s general manager Mark Sleigh said they were excited to welcome the World Series of Darts to Wollongong, adding to its ever-growing major events portfolio.

“The sport has a loyal following and we’re looking forward to a lively crowd in the city, which will contribute to the visitor economy,” said Sleigh. “Additionally, the international coverage gives us a chance to tell Wollongong’s story and showcase our beaches, outdoor activities and small bar and café scene.”

Tickets for the New South Wales Darts Masters will go on general sale on Wednesday March 11. Ticket details will be confirmed at www.pdc.tv/tickets.

Fans can sign up for free to be part of priority ticket sale period on Monday March 9 via https://pdc.tell-us-what-you-think.com/s3/PDC-2020-World-Series-Register-Interest.

2020 New South Wales Darts Masters

WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong

Friday August 14 (1900 start)

First Round x8
Table Ticket $77.77

Tiered Ticket $61.27

Saturday August 15 (1400 start)

Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
Table Ticket $87.96

Tiered Ticket $72.67

ENDS

About the Professional Darts Corporation

Founded 25 years ago, the PDC is the leading professional body in darts, promoting an £14 million (AU$27m) worldwide circuit which includes the sport’s biggest tournament, the World Championship, as well as the wide-reaching Premier League and the World Series of Darts.

The World Series of Darts, introduced in 2013, features a series of worldwide tournaments which are followed by the season-ending World Series of Darts Finals. Each World Series event is played over two days, with eight PDC representatives coming up against eight local qualifiers in each knockout event.

Michael van Gerwen is the current PDC number one, while Peter Wright became PDC World Champion in January 2020. Fallon Sherrock, who became the first female winner at the PDC World Championship in December 2019, will also compete in the 2020 World Series of Darts.

For more details, visit www.pdc.tv, follow OfficialPDC on social media or email PDC Head of Media Dave Allen via dave.allen@pdc.tv.

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