The 2022 Jack’s World Series of Darts Finals will get underway on Friday, because the AFAS Live performs host to the 24-player tournament in Amsterdam.
The 8th staging of the World Series of Darts Finals will see 4 classes of motion happen throughout 3 days from September 16-18, as the game’s largest names compete for £300,000 in prize cash.
The 8 seeded avid gamers – in line with World Series Order of Merit score – input the event in Saturday’s 2nd spherical, with the 16 invited avid gamers and qualifiers locking horns in Friday’s first spherical.
Reigning champion Jonny Clayton claimed the spoils in Amsterdam ultimate yr, and the Welshman starts the defence of his identify towards both World Cup winner Simon Whitlock or UK Open Champion Danny Noppert on Saturday evening.
“There are no easy games. Simon and Danny are both playing well, but I prefer that, because you know what you have to do,” stated Clayton, a winner ultimately month’s New South Wales Darts Masters.
“If you do not flip up and play your A-game, you might be now not going to win that fit.
“I’ve had an up and down season so far, so hopefully things are starting to fall into place. I haven’t won as many trophies as last year, but it’s a different pressure.
“People are chasing you, as an alternative of you chasing them. As an underdog it is a a lot more straightforward recreation, however I nonetheless really feel like I’m enjoying neatly, so I’m glad.
“Any trophy you pick up is a fantastic achievement, so I’m looking forward to going back to try and defend my title.”
Clayton defeated Dimitri Van den Bergh to say the £70,000 most sensible prize three hundred and sixty five days in the past, and the Belgian returns as the highest seed on this yr’s showpiece.
The 28-year-old secured back-to-back wins on the Nordic Darts Masters and Dutch Darts Masters in June, and having already triumphed in Amsterdam this yr, Van den Bergh is hoping for a repeat efficiency.
Michael van Gerwen is one of 4 Dutch stars returning to house soil this weekend, and he’s going to play the winner of the all-Australian conflict between Damon Heta and Gordon Mathers within the ultimate 16.
Van Gerwen toppled Gerwyn Price to be triumphant on the Queensland Darts Masters ultimate month, and the 33-year-old is now taking a look so as to add a 5th World Series Finals identify to his intensive haul.
World Champion Peter Wright will headline Friday’s opening evening when he faces Women’s World Matchplay Champion Fallon Sherrock for the best to tackle 3rd seed Michael Smith.
Smith, who lifted america Darts Masters identify within the PDC’s first discuss with to New York in June, is aiming to recapture the shape that catapulted him to 5 titles in as many weeks previous this summer season.
“I just want to get there and get my A-game going,” stated Smith, a World Series Finals runner-up in 2018.
“If you’ll be able to get a win below your belt, a couple of excellent runs, it may well set you up for a excellent few weeks main as much as the Worlds.
“When I won in New York I won three straight Pro Tours. Hopefully I can do the same here, because almost every [event] is TV now, so if I could win three TV majors on the spin that would be good!
“I feel good. I’m practising well at the minute, so hopefully it pays off this weekend.”
World primary Price performs house favorite Vincent van der Voort or Canada’s Matt Campbell, whilst 2018 winner James Wade will meet North American Championship winner Leonard Gates or South African primary Devon Petersen.
Elsewhere, 7th seed Joe Cullen will face both Dave Chisnall or Jamie Hughes in his opener, with two-time World Champion Gary Anderson up towards Dutch Darts Masters runner-up Dirk van Duijvenbode or New Zealand’s Haupai Puha.
The three-day event continues with the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon, sooner than the semi-finals and ultimate happen on a blockbuster night consultation in Amsterdam.
The event will probably be broadcast continue to exist ITV3 & ITV4 in the United Kingdom, throughout the PDC’s international broadcast companions together with DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV (except subscribers based totally in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
Jack’s World Series of Darts Finals
(1) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Danny Baggish/Ryan Joyce
(8) Gary Anderson v Haupai Puha/Dirk van Duijvenbode
(4) Michael van Gerwen v Gordon Mathers/Damon Heta
(5) Jonny Clayton v Simon Whitlock/Danny Noppert
(2) Gerwyn Price v Matt Campbell/Vincent van der Voort
(7) Joe Cullen v Jamie Hughes/Dave Chisnall
(3) Michael Smith v Fallon Sherrock/Peter Wright
(6) James Wade v Leonard Gates/Devon Petersen
Schedule of Play
Friday September 16 (1900 native time, 1800 BST)
First Round x8
Danny Baggish v Ryan Joyce
Jamie Hughes v Dave Chisnall
Gordon Mathers v Damon Heta
Haupai Puha v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Leonard Gates v Devon Petersen
Fallon Sherrock v Peter Wright
Matt Campbell v Vincent van der Voort
Simon Whitlock v Danny Noppert
Saturday September 17 (1900 native time, 1800 BST)
Second Round x8
Gary Anderson v Puha/Van Duijvenbode
James Wade v Gates/Petersen
Joe Cullen v Hughes/Chisnall
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Baggish/Joyce
Gerwyn Price v Campbell/Van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen v Mathers/Heta
Michael Smith v Sherrock/Wright
Jonny Clayton v Whitlock/Noppert
Sunday September 18
Afternoon Session (1300 native time, 1200 BST)
Evening Session (1900 native time, 1800 BST)