Get those schooners in hand and order another bowl of steak-cut chips with aioli on the side, because the PDC World Series of Darts Tournament is finally coming to NSW next year, and – I say this following few words with absolutely zero sarcasm – promises to be a fine showcase of peak human athleticism.
Hosted in the laidback coastal town and “organic” hub of Wollongong, the Australian leg of the series – officially known as the NSW Darts Masters Tournament – will bring the game’s top professionals to WIN Entertainment Centre for two whole days. World-class competitors are set to face off against regional qualifiers in an exciting clash of domestic vs global titans.
As many of you may recall, the NSW Darts Masters Tournament was initially scheduled to arrive at our sunburnt shores during August last year. Due to the obvious complication of COVID-19 and the global pandemic which came along with it, however, the event was forced to postpone for a lengthy 12-month period to August this year; now postponed once again to August 2022 just weeks from when it was all (re)scheduled to go down.
“Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding international travel, we felt it appropriate to provide clarity on our plans for the World Series of Darts,” says Matthew Porter, Chief Executive of the Professional Darts Corporation.
“We remain very excited about the PDC’s debut event in Wollongong, and have been highly encouraged by how the planned events have been received by darts fans globally.
“Agreeing dates to stage the events in 2022 gives fans the chance to plan with a greater degree of certainly for what promises to be a fantastic year of World Series events.”
“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… to take these fantastic events to new audiences,” Porter stated last year.
“After [Perth star] Damon Heta’s amazing achievement winning in Brisbane [in 2019], 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.”
“The reaction of fans in Australia and New Zealand ahead of our World Series of Darts events have been extremely encouraging.”
Thankfully, fans of the dart game will soon be provided with an opportunity to witness Heta alongside other Aussie darting talents such as Simon “The Wizard” Whitlock and Kyle Anderson; who certainly have their work cut out for them with world champion Peter Wright, the number one ranked Michael van Gerwen, as well as the sensational Fallon Sherrock.
The World Series of Darts Masters Tournament will now take place at the WIN Entertainment Centre in NSW this year from August 19th-20th. Tickets purchased for the planned 2020 + 2021 tournaments will be valid for the equivalent session of the new 2022 event, or be eligible for a refund – find out more below.