World Series of Darts 2019 Odds
Who wins World Series of Darts 2019?
World Series of Darts
The World Series of Darts is a tournament organised by the PDC.
Starting in the year 2013, the World series of darts involved between two and seven tournaments across the world, where a mix of the top seeded PDC players take on the local qualifiers in a knockout formula, it is also a very good insight into different up and coming darts players.
since 2015, there’s been a finals tournament held yearly in November in Glasgow, Scotland, in the Braehead Arena although in 2018, it moved to Vienna, Austria at the Multiversum Schwechat and will move once more to the AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2019.
The History of The World Series
It all started in the year 2013 when the PDC created the World Series of Darts, this started with the Dubai Duty Free Masters. The goal of these said tournaments is to make darts more popular all around the globe.
Later in 2013, the Sydney Darts Masters commenced, which as well as including the top 8 seeded players from the PDC, also included 8 players from New Zealand and Australia to partake in the tournament.
In 2014, the tournaments in Perth and Singapore were also added to the series, although this would be the only year that Singapore was used in the World Series.
In 2015, the Japanese tournament and Auckland were added. In 2016, the Professional Darts Cooperation expanded towards China with the addition of the Chinese Shanghai Darts masters, and then in the year 2017, both Europe and North America had their own little tournaments with the US Masters in Las Vegas, and then in Dusseldorf for the German Darts Masters, along with the Masters in Melbourne in the Australian leg of the tour.
In 2018, another Australian city joins the crew, Brisbane joined the fray and replaced Perth, whilst Dubai was removed. It was also confirmed that the Austrian venue in Vienna would replace Glasgow as the host of the World Series Finals in 2018.
This year (2019) it was announced that Cologne (Germany) and Hamilton would host the world series for the first time, with Dubai and China still excluded.
It was also confirmed that Netherlands (Amsterdam) would replace Vienna as the host of the world series finals.
The top eight players from the 5 World Series’ of 2019 are seeded for this tournament, those five tournaments are as follows:
2019 US Darts Masters
2019 German Darts Masters
2019 Brisbane Darts Masters
2019 Melbourne Darts Masters
2019 New Zealand Darts Masters
To add to that, the next 4 highest ranked/seeded players from the Professional Darts Corperation Order of Merit following the 2019 World Grand Prix final on the 12th of October 2019 will qualify for the tournament.
The other two ways of qualifaction are still to be announced as of October ’19, although there is a Tour Card holder qualifier scheduled for 16th October.
The following players are the top 5 seeded players to qualify for the tournament:
Michael van Gerwen – (Netherlands)
Peter Wright – (Scotland)
Rob Cross – (England)
Daryl Gurney – (Northern Ireland)
Damon Heta – (Australia)
Winner - £70,000
Runner-Up - £30,000
Semi-finalists - £20,000
Quarter-finalists - £15,000
Last 16 (Second round) - £7,500
Last 24 (First round) - £5,000
Players too look out for
As there have only been 14 qualified so far there aren’t a lot to choose from byt here are my scout predictions for the upcoming World Series of Darts.
Michael Van Gerwen
Now as you all know MVG is always one of the top Darts players to look out for in any tournament, but over the past 3 years MVG has been going on a riot in terms of championship wins, winning 11 major PDC premier events in the past 3 years.
Count MVG going to at least the semi finals barring any upsets.
James Wade is the reigning champion beating Michael Smith in a very close 11-10 victory to win the World Series of Darts Championship in 2018.
Everyone will be out to beat James so James Wade’s first game will be a very good match to watch.
Mensur the Austrian number 1 seeded darts player has come along way since entering the professional darts scene in 1999 at the Winmau World Masters, Mensur recently in 2019 got to the Quarter Finals of the Masters, Mensur is always competing at a high level in every tournament this is why I can see Mensur causing an upset and making the stretch to the Semi Finals.
Records in the World Series of Darts
The following are some of the records set as of October 2019, you may see Michael Van Gerwen ‘s name many times.
Most Wins - 3 by Michael van Gerwen
Most Finals - 3 by Michael van Gerwen
Most Semi Finals - 3 by Michael van Gerwen
Most Quarter Finals - 4 by Michael van Gerwen
Most Appearances - 4 by 9 players
Youngest Winner - Michael van Gerwen age 26
If you never got the chance to watch the previous World Series then please follow this link to view James Wade’s Championship title in 2018.