The draw for the 2021 Nordic Darts Masters has been confirmed, with eight PDC stars and eight regional representatives going…
The draw for the 2021 Nordic Darts Masters has been confirmed, with eight PDC stars and eight regional representatives going head-to-head.
The inaugural PDC World Series event in Copenhagen will see 16 players battling it out from September 17-18.
The Nordic Darts Masters will give eight top players from the region their chance to take on eight of the sport’s top stars, headlined by reigning World Champion Gerwyn Price and three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen.
World Matchplay champion Peter Wright and 2021 Masters and Premier League champion Clayton will also travel to Copenhagen to star in the event.
Gary Anderson, Dimitri Van den Bergh and Nathan Aspinall will also be in action, alongside history-maker Fallon Sherrock – who became the first female player to win a match at the William Hill World Championship two years ago.
Rob Cross had initially been included in the line-up when the event was due to be held in 2020, but has since dropped to 12th in the PDC Order of Merit has been replaced in the competition by Clayton.
World number four James Wade is another notable omission, alongside Grand Slam champion and Premier League finalist Jose De Sousa.
World number one Price has been drawn to face Swedish number one Daniel Larsson in the opening round, while Van Gerwen takes on Lithuanian number one Darius Labanauskas.
Wright will kick off his campaign against Finland’s Marko Kantele, while Sherrock faces home hopeful Niels Heinsøe.
Premier League star Aspinall faces a tricky opener against Latvia’s Madars Razma, while Anderson meets Danish qualifier Andreas Toft Jørgensen.
World Cup winner Clayton takes on TV debutant Ivan Springborg, while Van den Bergh faces Sweden’s Johan Engström.
The tournament will commence on Friday September 17 with the eight First Round ties, while the afternoon session on Saturday September 18 will feature the Quarter-Finals, before the decisive evening session will play host to the Semi-Finals and final.
Nordic Darts Masters 2021 Draw
Gerwyn Price (1) v Daniel Larsson
Fallon Sherrock v Niels Heinsøe
Dimitri Van den Bergh (4) v Johan Engström
Gary Anderson v Andreas Toft Jørgensen
Peter Wright (2) v Marko Kantele
Jonny Clayton v Ivan Springborg Poulsen
Michael van Gerwen (3) v Darius Labanauskas
Nathan Aspinall v Madars Razma
Price/Larrson v Sherrock/Heinsøe
Van den Bergh/Engström v Anderson/Jørgensen
Wright/Kantele v Clayton/Poulsen
van Gerwen/Labanauskas v Aspinall/Razma