PDC in Vegas! 2019 World Series Guide

 The World Series of Darts Festival Returns to Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – July 2-5, 2019

$300,000 Tournament!

New details for 2019!

  • The PDC events will be held from July 2-5 this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, beginning with two days of qualifiers ahead of the US Darts Masters and North American Championship.
  • Four qualifying events will be held across July 2-3 for players to win places in the two stage events. Players must be US & Canadian citizens over the age of 16.

How to Register for the Qualifiers:

  • ALL PLAYERS (even if you participated last year) need to register their details with the NEW PDC Online Entry System – Click Here
  • Once you have registered and you receive an email to confirm that your account has been approved, you can enter the competition – Click Here

Tickets:

  • On sale now via www.axs.com– see below for more details on pricing and availability.

More Details:

  • Entry costs £70 per event (approx $100 USD) and all events will be played under DRA Rules. Players can enter as many or few of the Qualifiers as they wish.
  • Players who enter the Qualifiers will receive two complimentary tickets to each session of the stage events on July 4-5.
  • Hotel accommodation at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino can be booked at the dedicated PDC group rate – Click Here
  • Players are not required to stay at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, but are welcome to take advantage of the booking rates via the link above.
  • The US Darts Masters will be held on July 4 & 5 (Midday start for both days), with the North American Championship being held on July 4 (6pm start).
  • Full event information can be seen at the PDC Website – Click Here

Read on for even more information…

What is the World Series of Darts? 

The PDC World Series of Darts is a 4-day festival of competitions featuring regional talent and the PDC’s world ranked players. Annual WSOD festivals take place all across the world including Dubai, Asia, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. The North America event is being held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 2-5, 2019.

What events can North Americans enter?  (Qualifiers July 2 & 3)

All North American players (US and Canadian citizens) over the age of 16 are invited to register for the event qualifiers – 4 separate tournaments played across the first 2 days (July 2 and 3) that provide 4 separate chances to advance. Top 8 qualifiers will advance to two separate main events, the North American Championship (July 4) and the US Darts Masters (July 4-5).  The registration fee for the qualifiers is $100usd/each. 

2018 North American Champion, Jeff Smith

What is the North American Championship? (July 4)

The North American Championship is a competition between the top 8 players from the qualifiers. This will be played on the stage for a top prize of $10,000, plus the winner will be invited to compete at the PDC World Championships at the end of the year in the UK.

What is the US Darts Masters? (July 4-5)

The US Darts Masters will have 8 world-ranked PDC professionals play versus the same 8 qualifiers who competed in the North American Championship. This will be televised worldwide and the top prize is $20,000.  Total prize money for the week is $300,000.

The Eight PDC players coming to Las Vegas: TBA

How are the Top 8 North Americans determined?

The top 8 qualifiers selected for the North American Championship and the US Darts Masters will consist of the following: 4 First Place finishers (one from each qualifier) plus the 4 next highest money earners from all four qualifiers combined (order of merit).

What’s the prize money? 

When the competition reaches a 128 player field, winning a single match in any qualifier will earn Top 64 prize money which is $100. Win another match and earn $200. If you advance through the qualifiers, you are guaranteed a minimum of $2,500 in additional prize money and a shot at over $30,000 from the NADC and US Masters.

Source: Professional Darts Corporation

2019 US Darts Masters/North American Darts Championship Schedule

  • Tuesday, July 2 – North American Qualifiers One and Two
  • Wednesday, July 3 – North American Qualifiers Three and Four
  • Thursday, July 4 – US Masters Last 16 (1200 start) and North American Darts Championship (1800 start)
  • Friday, July, 5 – US Masters Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final (1200 start)

How do I register?

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  JUNE 28, 2019

  • ALL PLAYERS (even if you participated last year) need to register their details with the new PDC Online Entry System – Click Here
  • Once you have registered and you receive an email to confirm that your account has been approved, you can enter the competition – Click Here

Additional Qualifier Details
Dates: July 2 & 3 (two qualifiers per day)
Match Format: TBD (Most Likely Best of 7 all rounds)
Entry Fee: $100/each
Prize Money: (same amount for each qualifer)
1st: $2000; 2nd: $1000; 3-4: $750; 5-8: $500; Top 16: $300; Top 32: $200; Top 64; $100

Additional North American Championship Details
Dates: July 4
Match Format: Best of 5 sets, Each Set Best of 5 legs (subject to change)
Prize Money: 1st: $10,000 + Invitation to PDC World Darts Championship; 2nd: $5000; 3-4: $2,500; Top 8: $1,250 (guaranteed minimum prize for all qualifiers)

Additional US Darts Masters Details
Dates: July 4-5
Match Format: Progressive, Opening Round Best of 11
Prize Money:  1st: $20,000; 2nd: $10,000; 3-4: $5,000; Top 8: $2,500; First Round Losers: $1,250 (guaranteed minimum prize for all qualifiers)

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Registration Deadline: June 28, 2019
  • The qualifiers are paying out over $60K, by far the highest prize fund available to North American steel tip players
  • Players ARE NOT REQUIRED to stay at the Mandalay Bay in order to play in the tournament.
  • You must be a US or Canadian citizen over the age of 16 to register for the competition.
  • Players who enter the Qualifiers will receive two complimentary tickets to each session of the stage events on July 4-5.
  • Additional tickets must be purchased to watch the staged NA Championships and US Darts Masters; these can be purchased by the day or for the entire event.
  • Players who win through the qualifiers will be refunded their entry fees for any subsequent qualifiers
  • All events to be played under the rules of the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) with respect to conduct and dress code
  • Players will receive a “Player’s Briefing” in advance of the event with additional details

HELPFUL LINKS:

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

There is no requirement for players to stay on site at the Mandalay Bay but all may book rooms at the group rate.

Book Mandalay Bay Hotel Room – PDC Group Rate

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

On sale now via www.axs.com

Thursday, July 4
1200 Start
US Darts Masters Last 16 (8x matches)
Tickets: $58.50 (inc LET and FMF)

1800 Start
North American Darts Championship (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final)
Tickets: $47.60 (inc LET and FMF)

Friday, July 5
1200 Start
US Darts Masters Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
Tickets: $69.40 (inc LET and FMF)

On sale now via www.axs.com

See the PDC Website for the latest info.