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2018 US Darts Masters & North American Darts Championship Return to Mandalay Bay

The world’s leading darts players will return to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, in July 2018 for the 2018 PDC US Darts Masters.

World number one Michael van Gerwen, the reigning PDC US Darts Masters champion and 2018 World Champion Rob Cross will head a field of eight leading stars who will face off against North America’s top talent in the two-day event.

The PDC US Masters forms part of the PDC’s World Series of Darts and is preceded by the 2018 North American Darts Championship on July 5, with the winner of the eight-player event qualifying for the 2018/19 World Darts Championship.

The eight North American qualifiers will then also compete in the US Darts Masters against PDC stars Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney, Gerwyn Price and two additional players to be confirmed.

The PDC US Darts Masters was first held in 2017 to great success as Van Gerwen defeated Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney in a thrilling final, while South Dakota’s Willard Bruguier followed up his North American Championship victory by competing in London in December at the World Championship.
The event will be the second of six global championships on the World Series of Darts tour, which also visits Germany, China, New Zealand and Australia ahead of the season-ending World Series Finals in Austria.

Tickets for US Darts Masters and North American Darts Championship are available to purchase from the Mandalay Bay Box Office on the following link:

Prices are as follows:
Thursday, July 5:  North American Darts Championship   $53.75 table seat              $44.40 bleacher seat
Friday, July 6:        US Darts Masters Last 16                           $69.30 table seat              $57.35 bleacher seat
Saturday, July 7:   US Darts Masters Last 8/S-Finals/Final                $80.70 table seat              $69.30 bleacher seat
Season Ticket:                                                                                   $199.50 table seat            $164.76 bleacher seat

All ticket prices include tax and venue/booking fees. A $4.90 handling fee applies per order.
Standard PDC Terms and Conditions as displayed at apply.

There is no requirement for players to stay on site at Mandalay Bay, however players who do for the nights of July 3 – 7 will receive two complimentary tickets to US Darts Masters and North American Darts Championship.

Players who enter the qualifiers and wish to stay at Mandalay Bay should book accommodation via the following link to qualify for the PDC’s group rate and be eligible for complimentary main event tickets:

Players must be a registered guest at Mandalay Bay (including in shared rooms) in order to qualify for complimentary tickets.

The PDC’s rate for a Resort Room is as follows:
July 1:    $83
July 2:    $83
July 3:    $83
July 4:    $83
July 5:    $99
July 6:    $119
July 7:    $200

The above rates are excluding a daily Resort Fee of $35 and local taxes at 13.38%.

On July 3 and 4 there will be two qualifying competitions per day, open to all US and Canadian citizens over the age of 16. The winner of each of the four qualifying competitions, along with the top four players from a Merit Table over the four events, will qualify for the North American Darts Championship and the US Darts Masters.

Entry to the qualifying competitions is £70 per event (approx. $100) and must be made via the PDC’s online entry system using one of the following links:
Players with existing login details    
New players (who need to register)

The deadline for qualifier entry is Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. PST/ 6 p.m. BST. Players should be aware that each event requires a separate entry. Players may enter as many or as few events as they choose. If a player qualifies and has entered subsequent events, he will be refunded his entry to those events.

The qualifying events will be played with an open draw over a minimum of the best of seven legs, straight knock-out, single-in double-out 501.

Prize money will be awarded as follows:

Winner 20000 10000 2000
Runner-Up 10000 5000 1000
S-Finalists 5000 2500 750
Q-Finalists 2500 1250 500
L16 Losers 1250 x 300
L32 Losers x x 200
L64 Losers x x 100
  £ $ $
Players who win $600 or less will be paid out in cash at the conclusion of the qualifiers. Players who win more than $600 will be paid by bank transfer and are required to complete an IRS declaration form.
The winner of each qualifier will qualify for the 2018 US Masters and 2018 North American Darts Championship.

The winner of the 2018 North American Darts Championship will qualify for the 2018/19 World Darts Championship.

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