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2017 Melbourne Darts Masters Odds

Who will win 2017 Melbourne Darts Masters?

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The PDC World Series of Darts has been in existence since 2013 and was devised to take professional darts tournaments to new audiences around the world.

Initially there were only two tournaments involved which were the Dubai Masters and Sydney Darts Masters.  This was soon expanded to include the Singapore Darts Masters, Japan Darts Masters and Auckland Darts Masters.

In 2015 the World Series of Darts Finals were added and this took place in Glasgow, Scotland.  The best 8 players from the World Series of Darts events qualify to play in the finals using a points system.

Michael van Gerwen has won the previous two World Series of Darts Finals, defeating Peter Wright in two very close matches at the Braehead Arena.

The 2017 World Series of Darts features a total of six tournaments, with the finals once again taking place in Glasgow.  The fifth of these tournaments in the 2017 Melbourne Darts Masters and this year will be the first time the tournament is played.

The 2017 Melbourne Darts Masters will take place at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia between the 18th and 20th August. 

The tournament will feature 8 players currently on the PDC circuit and 8 regional qualifiers.  This gives players from the area in which the tournament is being played the opportunity to play against the world’s best.

The 8 players invited to play from the PDC are:

Gary Anderson

Peter Wright

Raymond van Barneveld

James Wade

Daryl Gurney

Phil Taylor

Michael Smith

Simon Whitlock


They will each face off against one of the 8 regional qualifiers for the tournament and they are:

Kyle Anderson

Corey Cadby

Rhys Mathewson

Justin Thompson

Cody Harris

David Platt

Dave Marland

Koha Kokiri


It will be interesting to see how the qualifiers compete with the invited PDC players.  From the 8 qualifiers, Kyle Anderson and Corey Cadby are the two standout names and have the best chance of causing an upset in the first round.

Anderson’s best performance to date in the PDC came when he reached the quarter-final of the 2016 UK Open.  He also reached the quarter-final of the European Championship in the same year but was forced to withdraw from the Players Championship Finals and the 2017 World Championship due to being unable to obtain a UK Visa.  Anderson won a Players Championship event this year in Barnsley.

Cadby won in the preliminary round of the 2017 World Championship with an average of 102.48, a record for the preliminary stage of the tournament.  Having taken the opening set in the first round against 28th seed Joe Cullen, he eventually lost the match 3-1 despite playing to a high standard.

Anderson and Cadby are the two names to look out for from the regional qualifiers.  However, Gary Anderson remains the man to beat in this field and having already claimed one World Series of Darts title in Dubai this year will be confident of adding a second in Melbourne.

Anderson joins Peter Wright and the legendary Phil Taylor as the three main contenders for the 2017 Melbourne Darts Masters.