Former Champion Aspinall recalled and a debut for Humphries at the US Darts Masters

Former champion Nathan Aspinall has been named one of the final four PDC representatives to compete in the 2023 bet365 US Darts Masters, which will be held in New York in June.

In the PDC’s second visit to the ‘Big Apple,’ Aspinall, who won the event in Las Vegas in 2019, will be joined by 2018 runner-up Rob Cross, two-time World Series event winner Dimitri Van den Bergh, and world number six Luke Humphries.

Michael Smith, Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, and Gerwyn Price, the world’s top four, had already been confirmed as PDC representatives for the World Series of Darts event.

Former Champion Aspinall recalled and a debut for Humphries at the US Darts Masters 
Former Champion Aspinall recalled and a debut for Humphries at the US Darts Masters (PDC)

The bet365 US Darts Masters will take place on June 2-3 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden, with PDC stars competing against leading local talents at the iconic New York venue.

North American competitors will be led by PDC Tour Card Holders Jeff Smith, Matt Campbell, and Jules van Dongen, with 2022 CDC Continental Cup winner Alex Spellman the fourth name confirmed so far.

The 2023 CDC Cross-Border Challenge winner, along with three other players from the CDC Qualifiers, will earn a spot in the field following the event in Jersey City in April.

Each day will feature one qualifying event, with the winners automatically booking spots in the US Darts Masters, as well as one additional player securing qualification via the Qualifiers Order of Merit.

The first event, held in New York in 2022, was a huge success, with Michael Smith defeating Michael van Gerwen in the final.

Along with the US Darts Masters, the bet365 North American Championship is held, with eight North American competitors competing for the title and a place in the World Darts Championship.

Leonard Gates won the North American Championship last year, defeating Danny Baggish in the final, and also advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Darts Masters during a successful two days at Madison Square Garden.

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2023 PDC US Darts Masters 

PDC Representatives

Michael Smith

Peter Wright

Michael van Gerwen

Gerwyn Price

Rob Cross

Luke Humphries

Dimitri Van den Bergh

Nathan Aspinall

North American Representatives

Jeff Smith

Matt Campbell

Jules van Dongen

Alex Spellman – 2022 CDC Continental Cup winner

2023 CDC Cross-Border Challenge Winner

3x Qualifiers TBC