Peter Wright to face Fallon Sherrock in the opening round of the PDC World Series of Darts Finals
With the draw and schedule for this month’s Amsterdam event now known, Peter Wright will face Fallon Sherrock in the opening round of the Jack’s World Series of Darts Finals.
The World Series of Darts Finals will return to AFAS Live from September 16-18 for the third time, when the iconic Amsterdam venue hosts the 24-player event.
The PDC President Barry Hearn made the draw for this month’s event, which placed World Champion Wright against Women’s World Matchplay Champion Sherrock in the first round, with the winner facing third seed Michael Smith.
In another thrilling match, UK Open champion Danny Noppert takes against Australia’s World Cup winner Simon Whitlock, with reigning champion Jonny Clayton waiting in round two.
Whitlock’s World Cup-winning partner Damon Heta faces Queensland Darts Masters semi-finalist Gordon Mathers in an all-Australian match, with the winner advancing to a tie against home favourite Michael van Gerwen, who has won this event four times.
Top seed Dimitri Van den Bergh will face either American number one Danny Baggish or qualifier Ryan Joyce, who won the Nordic Darts Masters and Dutch Darts Masters in June.
World number one Gerwyn Price, who won the NZ Darts Masters in August, will begin his campaign against either Dutch veteran Vincent van der Voort or Canadian Matt Campbell, as the Welshman looks to repeat his 2020 victory.
Meanwhile, the winner of the first round tie between North American Championship winner Leonard Gates and South African qualifier Devon Petersen will face 2018 champion James Wade.
Seventh seed Joe Cullen might face Dave Chisnall in a rematch of the Masters final from January, with Chisnall facing fellow qualifier Jamie Hughes in the opening round.
In the second round, Nordic Darts Masters runner-up Gary Anderson will face either Dutch Darts Masters finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode or New Zealand’s Haupai Puha.
The competition begins with the first round on Friday, September 16, followed by round two on Saturday, September 17, featuring the eight seeded players based on World Series Order of Merit ranking.
The £300,000 event will then end on Sunday September 18 with the quarter-finals in the afternoon session, followed by the semi-finals and final in the evening session.
Jack’s World Series of Darts Finals
(1) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Danny Baggish/Ryan Joyce
(8) Gary Anderson v Haupai Puha/Dirk van Duijvenbode
(4) Michael van Gerwen v Gordon Mathers/Damon Heta
(5) Jonny Clayton v Simon Whitlock/Danny Noppert
(2) Gerwyn Price v Matt Campbell/Vincent van der Voort
(7) Joe Cullen v Jamie Hughes/Dave Chisnall
(3) Michael Smith v Fallon Sherrock/Peter Wright
(6) James Wade v Leonard Gates/Devon Petersen
Schedule of Play
Friday September 16 (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
First Round x8
Danny Baggish v Ryan Joyce
Jamie Hughes v Dave Chisnall
Gordon Mathers v Damon Heta
Haupai Puha v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Leonard Gates v Devon Petersen
Fallon Sherrock v Peter Wright
Matt Campbell v Vincent van der Voort
Simon Whitlock v Danny Noppert
Saturday September 17 (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
Second Round x8
Gary Anderson v Puha/Van Duijvenbode
James Wade v Gates/Petersen
Joe Cullen v Hughes/Chisnall
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Baggish/Joyce
Gerwyn Price v Campbell/Van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen v Mathers/Heta
Michael Smith v Sherrock/Wright
Jonny Clayton v Whitlock/Noppert
Sunday September 18
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)
Evening Session (1900 local time, 1800 BST)