GARY ANDERSON will defend his US Darts Masters title in Las Vegas in July after being confirmed amongst the eight PDC stars to compete in the tournament. The two-time World Champion took victory at the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort when the PDC's World Series of Darts visited Las Vegas in 2018.
Anderson has been unveiled as one of the eight players who will compete in this year's event on July 4-5, alongside 2017 winner Michael van Gerwen, the reigning World Champion. New UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall will make his World Series of Darts debut after being invited to play in Las Vegas, where he joins reigning Grand Slam of Darts champion Gerwyn Price.
In addition, former Las Vegas finalists Rob Cross and Daryl Gurney, flamboyant Peter Wright and World Championship finalist Michael Smith complete the eight PDC stars. The eight North American competitors, who will face the PDC stars in round one on Thursday July 4, will come from the qualifying events being held on July 2-3 in Las Vegas.
The qualifiers will also take part on July 4 in the North American Championship, which sees the winner progress to play in the William Hill World Darts Championship. Entries for the qualifying events are still available for US and Canadian citizens. For more information, see www.pdc.tv/vegas.
Tickets for the US Darts Masters and North American Championship are available now from www.axs.com
2019 US Darts Masters
PDC Competitors: Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall
North American Competitors to be confirmed on July 2-3. The winner of each of four qualifying events receives a place in the stage events, alongside the top four players from the Qualifiers' Order of Merit.
World Series of Darts Festival
Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort, Las Vegas
Tuesday July 2
Qualifier One & Qualifier Two
Wednesday July 3
Qualifier Three & Qualifier Four
Thursday July 4
US Darts Masters First Round (12:00 start) & North American Championship (18:00 start)
Friday July 5
US Darts Masters Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
The PDC events will be held from July 2-5 this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, beginning with two days of qualifiers ahead of the US Darts Masters and North American Championship.
Four qualifying events will be held across July 2-3 for players to win places in the two stage events, for US & Canadian citizens over the age of 16.
All players who did not compete at the 2019 PDC Qualifying School need to register their details with the new PDC Online Entry System via https://www.pdcplayers.com/Account/Register
Once you have registered and you receive an email to confirm that your account has been approved, you can enter via https://www.pdcplayers.com/Account/Login
Entry costs £70 per event (approx $100) and all events will be played under DRA Rules. Players can enter as many or few of the Qualifiers as they wish. Players who enter at least TWO Qualifiers will receive two complimentary tickets to each session of the stage events on July 4-5.
Hotel accommodation at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino can be booked at the dedicated PDC rate via: https://book.passkey.com/go/edar0719mb. Players are not required to stay at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, but are welcome to take advantage of the booking rates via the link above.
The US Darts Masters will be held on July 4 & 5 (Midday start for both days), with the North American Championship being held on July 4 (6pm start).
Full event information can be seen at www.pdc.tv/vegas
Championship Darts Circuit
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