The World Series of Darts’ Schedule Confirmed: Start in January
The sports industry casts a wide net. When people are asked about sports, the first things that pop to mind are often going to be football (both the Association and the American kind), basketball, rugby, cricket, and maybe even golf. It is much less likely that they are thinking about things like darts. And yet, the world of professional darts is vast and hugely popular.
The Professional Darts Corporation World Darts Championship is one of the biggest events in the world of darts. In fact, it is the event. Played annually over the course of two months, the Championship is one of the most important tournaments in the World Series of Darts. It is precisely for this reason that many fans and bettors are excitedly awaiting the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship.
However, the PDC World Darts Championship is not the only important event in the darts world. The World Series holds the honor of being the most prestigious even in the dart world.
What is the World Series?
The World Series began in 2013, when it comprised a couple of different tournaments. During these tournaments, the top-ranked PDC athletes competed in a series of tournaments, which together comprise the World Series.
Two years later, in 2015, a finals tournament was introduced to the World Series. That tournament was originally held every November in Glasgow, Scotland. However, recently the competition has been moved to Vienna and is played in the Multiversum Schwechat stadium.
The World Series in 2023
With 2022 giving way to 2023, the Professional Darts Corporation World Series of Darts is looking to shake things up. With the schedule already released, it really does seem like the tournament will break new ground and completely shake up what we are expecting from the event.
First of all, they are introducing a wholly new tournament, which will be held in January in Bahrain. On top of that, the biggest stars in the sport are returning to all the top cities. On the list so far we have New York, Hamilton, and Copenhagen.
The schedule for the 2023 World Series is already announced. So, in this article, we are going to go through the schedule and tell you exactly where and when the biggest tournaments will be held.
The Bahrain Darts Masters
First on the list is the Bahrain Darts Masters, which will kick off the event on January 12. The two-day event will conclude on January 13. This is the first year since the Bahrain International Circuit and the World Series have collaborated to include the Bahrain Darts Masters in the World Series of Darts tournament repertoire.
The Nordic Darts Masters
In January we will also see another two-day Masters event. From Bahrain we move to Copenhagen in order to compete at the Nordic Darts Masters. The two-day event will be held on January 20 and January 21. Tickets for the Nordic Darts Masters are already on sale, and many are already setting up favorites. Last year, Dimitri Van den Bergh absolutely dominated the event and took home the proverbial bacon.
The US Darts Masters
The next scheduled event takes place on June 2 and June 3. The US Darts Masters was met with huge success in 2022, and in 2023 it is coming back and will be held at Madison Square in the Hulu Theater. Last year, the tournament was a massive draw, in no small part due to Michael Smith’s glorious victory over Michael van Gerwen.
The August Events
In August, we will be privy to two big events. Of course, August is one of the biggest months in the year, as it is usually the start of the English Premier League as well. The NZ Darts Masters will be held on August 4 and August 5, and the New South Wales Darts Masters takes place later that same month.
The World Series of Darts will host a big sports event just like their neighbours over at the Football World Cup. November is the month, not just of the FIFA World Cup, but also of the PDC World Darts Championship.
After that, we are preparing for the World Series of Darts. In this article, we have listed off a few of the most important events in the World Series and talked about when they are taking place. So, if you have even a passing interest in the game, go ahead and check out any of the aforementioned events, and have fun with one of the greatest pub sports ever.