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The World Series Of Darts Is Coming To Australia In August

The World Series Of Darts Is Coming To Australia In August

Australians better get ready to say one-hundred and eighty at the top of their lungs as the World Series of Darts is coming to our shores.

While there are loads of sports out there that can cause excitement and elation, few match the hype, brilliance and poise of darts.

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If you've never been to a proper World Series match before then you will definitely need to head to Wollongong or Townsville when the tournament arrives because it's a wild ride.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In between the dancers, the sparklers and flares, the endless cheering, shouting and sledging, a bunch of men and women face off against each other to see if they can expertly throw a dart across 2.37 metres of open air space onto a board.

Watching the game is genuinely amazing.

The New South Wales Darts Masters will be held at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on August 14 and 15 before the Queensland Darts Masters is held at the Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre on August 28 and 29.

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There will also be a match held in Hamilton, New Zealand, at Claudelands Arena on August 21 and 22.

World champion Peter Wright. Credit: PA
World champion Peter Wright. Credit: PA

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PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter said: "We've travelled around Australia in recent years with the World Series of Darts and it's exciting for us to be visiting Wollongong and Townsville for the first time in 2020 to take these fantastic events to new audiences.

"Both are strong sporting areas and this is a great opportunity to see the world's top darts players live in high-profile international tournaments.

"After Damon Heta's amazing achievement winning in Brisbane last year, all eyes will be on the local stars from Australia and New Zealand to see who can grasp their opportunity to claim glory alongside the biggest names in darts."

Fans will get to see Aussie sensations Simon 'The Wizard' Whitlock and Kyle Anderson take on the likes of world champion Peter Wright, the number one ranked Michael van Gerwen, and the unbelievable Fallon Sherrock.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Ms Sherrock grabbed headlines around the world late last year when she became the first woman to beat a man in a PDC World Darts Championships match.

The professional darts player came from behind to beat Ted Evetts 3-2 at the event in London in December.

The 25-year-old - who was given odds of 2,000/1 to win the tournament before the match - fell 2-1 down but managed to turn the tide on the match and stun the crowd as she defeated Evetts, who was ranked 77 in the world at the time.

Sherrock is the fifth woman to take part in the men's PDC Championships, and the fourth since a qualification route opened up for women last year. She earned her place by winning the UK and Ireland women's qualifying event.

The move ensures that two spots out of the 96 are open to women each year.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.