Dimitri van den Bergh claims maiden World Series title at the Nordic Darts Masters

Dimitri Van den Bergh secured his first World Series title at the 2022 Nordic Darts Masters in Copenhagen with a dominant 11-5 defeat of Gary Anderson in the final.

Appearing in only his eighth World Series event, Van den Bergh emerged victorious to scoop the £20,000 top prize, securing his second senior televised title.

The Belgian star stormed to victory over Anderson in a one-sided final, denying the Scotsman a seventh World Series triumph.

The world number nine capitalised on a nightmare start from Anderson to establish an almost unassailable 8-0 advantage, and though Anderson rallied, he was unable to pull off an extraordinary comeback.

Van den Bergh fired in legs of 12 and 13 darts to seize the early initiative, and a stunning 130 finish in leg five continued the procession.

Anderson’s woes on the outer ring persisted as the Belgian extended his cushion, but the Scot suddenly sparked into life, reeling off four legs of his own to halve the deficit.

Van den Bergh moved to the brink of victory at 10-4 with clinical 86 and 72 combinations, only to spurn three match darts in leg 15, gifting Anderson a temporary reprieve.

However, the 27-year-old made no mistake moments later, following up a fourth 180 with a 14-darter to seal the deal.

“I have dreams. I am chasing my dreams, and winning against a player like Gary – that is going to help me,” said Van den Bergh.

“You know that Gary isn’t going to give it to you, you have to work for it, that’s what I had to do, and I managed to make myself a champion, against a player who is a champion.

“The sky is the limit. Just look at the trophy I’m holding in my hands. I’ve dreamed about it. I’ve managed to make my dreams come true.”

The two-time World Youth champion had opened the tournament on Friday with a whitewash win over Danish youngster Benjamin Drue Reus, setting the tone for a weekend of darting domination.

Van den Bergh averaged 99 in a 10-5 Quarter-Final win over Gerwyn Price, before halting Michael Smith’s bid for successive World Series titles with an emphatic 11-4 success in the Semi-Finals.

Anderson averaged 103 and posted nine 180s in a 10-4 demolition of World Champion Peter Wright in the last eight, before battling past James Wade in a gruelling semi-final.

Having won his previous six World Series finals, Anderson was unable to maintain his flawless record, but there were plenty of positives to take for the two-time World Champion.

“It’s been brilliant. Against James I was a little sluggish, but the way Dimitri played against Michael Smith, anybody would have been up against it,” the 51-year-old admitted.

“He played absolutely brilliantly. Hats off to him. He has a baby girl now. That might be her first trophy, but he’s got a big, big future ahead.

“There are a lot of great young players coming through, but the old guard can still play. We will give it a go!”

US Masters winner Smith had sealed his Semi-Final spot with a 10-6 win over last year’s runner-up Fallon Sherrock from 3-0 down, while Wade dispatched an out-of-sorts Michael van Gerwen 10-4 in the Last Eight ahead of their Premier League play-off meeting in Berlin on Monday.

Nordic Darts Masters 2022 Day Two Results

Saturday June 11

Afternoon Session

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 5-10 Dimitri van den Bergh
Michael Smith 10-6 Fallon Sherrock
Michael van Gerwen 4-10 James Wade
Peter Wright 4-10 Gary Anderson

Evening Session

Semi-Finals
Dimitri van den Bergh 11-4 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 11-7 James Wade

Final
Dimitri van den Bergh 11-5 Gary Anderson

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Nordic Darts Masters 2022 | Day Two Preview and Order of Play

The 2022 Nordic Darts Masters culminates in Copenhagen on Saturday as the final eight face off for the title.

Day One of the season’s second World Series event saw the eight PDC representatives all safely progress past Nordic & Baltic opposition at Forum Copenhagen.

The big names now go head-to-head as the tournament reaches its business end with two unmissable sessions on the way.

The opening Quarter-Final features a clash between world number three Gerwyn Price and world number nine Dimitri van den Bergh as they look to remain in contention for a maiden World Series title.

Price, who won the World Series Finals in 2020, needed an average of just 90.7 to see off Denmark’s Brian Løkken on Friday, reeling off five consecutive legs from 2-1 behind.

Van den Bergh, meanwhile, produced one of the stand-out performances of the opening round, averaging 98 with four 180s in a 6-0 whitewash of debutant Benjamin Drue Reus.

Price and Van den Bergh notably met in the Quarter-Finals of last year’s World Matchplay in a ferocious encounter in which the Belgian prevailed 16-9 with an average of 102.

The winner of that tie will take on either man of the moment Michael Smith or Fallon Sherrock in the evening’s Semi-Finals.

Smith is aiming to extend his winning streak to 14 matches in all competitions, having picked up three consecutive titles in a blistering spell of form.

The world number four followed up his Premier League Night 16 triumph in Newcastle by claiming the Dutch Darts Championship title, before adding the US Masters crown in New York last weekend to complete a memorable hat-trick.

He began his latest campaign with a routine 6-2 victory over Tour Card holder Vladimir Andersen and now meets Sherrock in a televised event for the first time.

Sherrock bounced back from last week’s disappointing First Round exit at Madison Square Garden by thrashing world number 43 Darius Labanauskas 6-1 on Friday, punishing a staggering 16 missed darts at doubles from the Lithuanian.

Runner-up here last year, Sherrock will be eyeing a marked improvement on her match average of 80 if she is to end Smith’s unbeaten run.

Elsewhere, decorated duo Michael van Gerwen and James Wade go head-to-head for the ninth time this season in what will be a dress rehearsal for Monday’s Premier League Semi-Final in Berlin.

Van Gerwen was a dominant 8-3 winner when they met at the same stage a week ago before eventually being denied by ‘Bully Boy’ in the final.

The Dutchman claimed the most recent of his 16 World Series titles in this event last September and will be keen to warm up for Monday’s main event by retaining the crown.

Wade, World Series Finals winner in 2018, is on the hunt for his first regular World Series title and began with a solid 6-3 victory over former ProTour finalist Madars Razma in Round One.

Another familiar encounter sees Scottish stars Peter Wright and Gary Anderson lock horns for the sixth time this season.

Wright won three of their five meetings in this year’s Premier League but like Anderson, missed out on a place in the play-offs.

The world number one and reigning World Champion has three World Series titles to his name, with his most recent coming in 2019, and began with a ruthless 6-0 whitewash of Iceland’s Matthías Örn Friðriksson with a 103.6 average on Friday.

Anderson is the third most successful player in World Series history with six titles to his name, though has not tasted success since 2018.

The two-time World Champion survived a scare in Round One, recovering from 5-3 down to edge out Sweden’s Daniel Larsson in a deciding leg with an average of just 87.

The action gets under way from 12pm BST, with Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 19 legs and Semi-Finals and the final best of 21 legs.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2022 Day Two Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Saturday June 11

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price v Dimitri van den Bergh
Michael Smith v Fallon Sherrock
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade
Peter Wright v Gary Anderson

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Semi-Finals
Smith/Sherrock v Price/Van den Bergh
Van Gerwen/Wade v Wright/Anderson

Final

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Fallon Sherrock punishes wasteful Darius Labanauskas at the Nordic Darts Masters

Fallon Sherrock punished a disaster on the doubles from Darius Labanauskas to record a 6-1 rout in the opening round of the 2022 Nordic Darts Masters in Copenhagen on Friday.

Day One of the season’s second World Series event saw the eight PDC representatives all safely progress past Nordic & Baltic opposition at Forum Copenhagen.

Sherrock, last year’s beaten finalist, bounced back from her disappointing First Round exit in last week’s US Masters with a commanding victory over an out of sorts Labanauskas.

The multiple PDC Women’s Series event winner punished a staggering 16 missed darts at doubles from the nervy Lithuanian to coast into the Quarter-Finals.

Sherrock raced into a 4-0 lead before Labanauskas finally got off the mark in leg five, but a stunning 142 checkout from ‘The Queen of The Palace’ was followed up by an 85 finish to complete a rampant victory.

Sherrock will now face newly-crowned US Masters champion Michael Smith in the Last Eight on Saturday, after the St Helens star began his bid for back-to-back World Series titles with a 6-2 success over Danish number one Vladimir Andersen.

Smith was not at his blistering best, but he eased through with a 94 average and four maximums, converting a 101 finish to seal the deal with a 12-darter.

Elsewhere, reigning champion Michael van Gerwen kicked off his title defence with a dominant 6-1 win over Finnish veteran Marko Kantele.

Van Gerwen produced checkouts of 157 and 103 en route to victory with a 97 average and 55 per cent on the doubles, and will now meet James Wade in a dress rehearsal for Monday’s Premier League Semi-Final clash.

Wade began his campaign with a comfortable 6-3 win over Madars Razma, despite a spectacular 154 checkout from the Latvian midway through the contest.

World Champion Peter Wright produced the performance of the night in Copenhagen, averaging 103.6 in a whitewash win over TV debutant Matthías Örn Fridriksson.

Fridriksson became the first Icelandic player to feature in a televised PDC event, but he was blown away by the world number one, who converted 55 per cent of his attempts at double.

Wright now looks ahead to an all-Scottish affair against Gary Anderson – who survived a huge scare after rallying from 5-3 down to edge out experienced Swede Daniel Larsson in a decider.

Finishes of 116 and 100 inspired Anderson’s revival following a torrid start, and after firing in back-to-back 13-darters to force a decider, the Scot sealed his progression via double eight.

Gerwyn Price recovered from a sluggish start to dump out home favourite Brian Løkken, reeling off five consecutive legs from 2-1 down to book a last eight showdown against Dimitri Van den Bergh.

In the evening’s curtain-raiser, Van den Bergh cruised through with a comprehensive whitewash win over Danish youngster Benjamin Drue Reus, averaging 98 and landing four 180s.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2022 Day One Results

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Friday June 10

First Round

6pm-10pm
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 Benjamin Drue Reus
Gary Anderson 6-5 Daniel Larsson
James Wade 6-3 Madars Razma
Fallon Sherrock 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Brian Løkken
Michael Smith 6-2 Vladimir Andersen
Peter Wright 6-0 Matthias Örn Friôriksson
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Marko Kantele

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Nordic Darts Masters 2022 | Day One Preview and Order of Play

The second staging of the Nordic Darts Masters gets under way in Copenhagen on Friday as the PDC representatives and regional qualifiers collide.

A selection of the sport’s biggest names return to Forum Copenhagen, with eight PDC stars joined in the field by eight Nordic & Baltic representatives.

Michael van Gerwen claimed the inaugural title last September with victory over Fallon Sherrock in the final, and the world number three begins his title defence with a tie against the top ranked Finnish thrower – Marko Kantele.

Van Gerwen, winner of 16 World Series titles, was beaten 8-4 by Michael Smith in the final of the US Masters in New York last Saturday and will be keen to go one better and warm up for next Monday’s Premier League play-offs in dream fashion.

Former PDC Tour Card holder Kantele has appeared in four previous PDC World Championships at Ally Pally, as well as the last seven consecutive stagings of the World Cup of Darts.

Meanwhile, man of the moment Michael Smith aims to continue his blistering winning streak when he comes up against Denmark’s Vladimir Andersen in Round One.

Smith followed up his Premier League Night 16 triumph in Newcastle by claiming the Dutch Darts Championship title, and the world number four then added the US Masters crown at Madison Square Garden the following weekend to complete a memorable hat-trick.

He opens up with a clash against new Tour Card holder Andersen – who came through European Qualifying School in January and notably reached the Last 32 of a Players Championship event in April.

Last year’s beaten finalist Fallon Sherrock looks to bounce back from a disappointing display in New York last week when she meets world number 43 Darius Labanauskas.

Sherrock was the only PDC representative to fall at the first hurdle at MSG, losing 6-2 to Leonard Gates with an average of just 71.4.

The Grand Slam quarter-finalist is tasked with an even tougher opening assignment upon her return to Copenhagen, with Lithuanian star Labanauskas having previous reached the Last Eight of both the BDO and PDC World Championships.

The opening match of the night sees world number nine Dimitri Van den Bergh mark his first World Series outing of the year with a tie against TV debutant Benjamin Drue Reus – one of three Danish darters aiming to cause an upset on home soil.

Six-time World Series event winner Gary Anderson starts out against Swedish number one Daniel Larsson – a former Tour Card holder and multiple World Championship and World Cup of Darts participant.

World number one and current World Champion Peter Wright takes on TV debutant Matthias Örn Friôriksson – the first Icelandic player to feature in a PDC World Series event.

Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price, semi-finalist in New York last weekend, faces 47-year-old Danish veteran Brian Løkken – a former BDO World Championship qualifier making his World Series debut.

Former World Series Finals winner James Wade faces a tricky opening test against Latvian star Madars Razma – a former ProTour event finalist who registered a 108 average on the European Tour in April.

The action gets under way from 6pm BST, with First Round matches to be contested over the best of 11 legs.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2022 Day One Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Friday June 10

First Round

6.15pm Dimitri Van den Bergh v Benjamin Drue Reus
6.45pm Gary Anderson v Daniel Larsson
7.15pm James Wade v Madars Razma
7.45pm Fallon Sherrock v Darius Labanauskas
8.15pm Gerwyn Price v Brian Løkken
8.45pm Michael Smith v Vladimir Andersen
9.15pm Peter Wright v Matthias Örn Friôriksson
9.45pm Michael van Gerwen v Marko Kantele

Nordic Darts Masters 2022 live stream | How to watch live online

The World Series continues in Copenhagen with the 2022 Nordic Darts Masters, and a live stream is available for all matches.

The sport’s biggest names return to Forum Copenhagen from June 10-11, with eight PDC representatives joined by eight Nordic & Baltic representatives.

Michael van Gerwen is the defending champion after he defeated Fallon Sherrock 11-7 in the final of the inaugural Nordic Masters last year.

Van Gerwen is the number two seed as he bids for a 17th World Series title, while top seed Michael Smith aims to make it back-t0-back triumphs following his stunning victory at the US Masters in New York last weekend.

World number one and reigning World Champion Peter Wright, Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price, ten-time major winner James Wade, two-time World Champion Gary Anderson, former World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh and last year’s runner-up Sherrock also return to action.

The Nordic qualifiers are comprised of their three PDC Tour Card holders – Darius Labanauskas, Madars Razma and Vladimir Andersen, the next two highest ranked players from Denmark – Benjamin Drue Reus and Brian Løkken, as well as the highest ranked players from Sweden, Finland and Iceland – Daniel Larsson, Marko Kantele and Matthías Örn Friðriksson.

All matches will also be available to watch live on laptop, mobile and tablet in various regions worldwide.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2022 | Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The 2022 World Series continues in Copenhagen with the Nordic Darts Masters, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.

The sport’s biggest names return to Forum Copenhagen from June 10-11, with eight PDC representatives joined by eight Nordic & Baltic representatives.

Michael van Gerwen is the defending champion after he defeated Fallon Sherrock 11-7 in the final of the inaugural Nordic Masters last year.

Van Gerwen is the number two seed as he bids for a 17th World Series title, while top seed Michael Smith aims to make it back-t0-back triumphs following his stunning victory at the US Masters in New York last weekend.

World number one and reigning World Champion Peter Wright, Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price, ten-time major winner James Wade, two-time World Champion Gary Anderson, former World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh and last year’s runner-up Sherrock also return to action.

The Nordic qualifiers are comprised of their three PDC Tour Card holders – Darius Labanauskas, Madars Razma and Vladimir Andersen, the next two highest ranked players from Denmark – Benjamin Drue Reus and Brian Løkken, as well as the highest ranked players from Sweden, Finland and Iceland – Daniel Larsson, Marko Kantele and Matthías Örn Friðriksson.

First Round matches are to be contested over the best of 11 legs, with Quarter-Finals best of 19 and Semi-Finals and the final best of 21 legs.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2022 Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Friday June 10

First Round

6pm-10pm
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 Benjamin Drue Reus
Gary Anderson 6-5 Daniel Larsson
James Wade 6-3 Madars Razma
Fallon Sherrock 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Brian Løkken
Michael Smith 6-2 Vladimir Andersen
Peter Wright 6-0 Matthias Örn Friôriksson
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Marko Kantele

Saturday June 11

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 5-10 Dimitri van den Bergh
Michael Smith 10-6 Fallon Sherrock
Michael van Gerwen 4-10 James Wade
Peter Wright 4-10 Gary Anderson

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Semi-Finals
Michael Smith 4-11 Dimitri van den Bergh
James Wade 7-11 Gary Anderson

Final
Dimitri van den Bergh 11-5 Gary Anderson

Nordic Darts Masters Prize Fund

Winner: £20,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Final losers: £5,000
Quarter-Final losers: £2,500
First Round losers: £1,250

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Van Gerwen denies Sherrock to end title drought at the Nordic Darts Masters

Michael van Gerwen captured his first title of 2021 at the Nordic Darts Masters with a thrilling 11-7 win over Fallon Sherrock in the final.

Van Gerwen ended a 293-day wait for televised silverware as he came from 7-5 down to deny Sherrock a famous triumph in Copenhagen.

Sherrock had pulled off a remarkable comeback win over Dimitri van den Bergh in the Semi-Finals, recovering from 8-2 and 10-6 behind to prevail 11-10 after surviving eight match darts.

The history-making 27-year-old played her part in an enthralling final, opening up a 7-5 lead, but Van Gerwen dug deep to reel off six consecutive legs and return to the winner’s enclosure.

Van Gerwen broke down in tears during his post-match interview on stage, admitting: “To win this means a lot to me and I’m very proud.

“I’ve been through a really tough period, there was so much pressure on my shoulders.

“I’ve had to wait a long time to win a trophy – for my ability and what I’m capable of, it’s been too long, but that makes it even nicer, and this tournament had everything.

“Fallon played a phenomenal tournament and I think she played one of the best games of her life in the final, and I had to find another gear.

“It’s been a phenomenal day of darts for everyone and I think I deserved it this weekend, I played really well overall.

“The fans have been absolutely incredible and I can’t thank them enough, I hope I can come back next year.”

Having defeated Denmark’s Niels Heinsøe 6-1 in Friday’s opening round, Sherrock benefited from a Quarter-Final walkover after Gerwyn Price withdrew from the tournament due to an elbow injury.

Sherrock then stunned Van den Bergh by coming from 7-1, 8-2 and 10-6 down to take out 106 and 101 as she forced a deciding leg shoot-out.

With Van den Bergh crumbling under pressure, Sherrock kept her cool by kicking off the leg with a 180 and completing the comeback with a 100 checkout.

Having been taken to a deciding by by Darius Labanauskas in Round One, Van Gerwen registered ton-plus averages in both his 10-4 Quarter-Final defeat of Madars Razma and 11-7 Semi-Final win over Jonny Clayton.

The world number three began the final strongly, opening up a 2-0 lead with a 110 checkout.

Sherrock, though, reeled off six of the next seven legs to move 6-3 ahead in a remarkable run which brought over 4,000 fans to their feet at Forum Copenhagen.

Van Gerwen finished 72 and 122 to reduce the gap to 6-5, but a miss at tops for a 154 checkout allowed Sherrock in on double nine to regain breathing space.

Legs of 13 and 14 darts saw Van Gerwen draw level, before posting double ten to regain the lead at 8-7 and a 14-darter to move two legs clear.

Double four moved Van Gerwen to the brink of victory at 10-7, and he finished 80 in two darts to seal glory and end his title drought.

Sherrock’s run to the final sees her return to the spotlight ahead of the forthcoming PDC Women’s Series, where she will attempt to qualify for the Grand Slam of Darts and William Hill World Darts Championship.

“I was so proud of myself, especially to push Michael as much as I did,” admitted Sherrock. “It’s Michael van Gerwen, and I was so close to him!

“I cannot put into words how I was feeling [at 6-3 up] – I was shaking but I had to stay calm.

“I’ve taken every opportunity that I can get – showing everyone how I can play and pushing one of the best in the world, I’m so happy.”

Clayton had averaged almost 104 in a ruthless 10-3 Quarter-Final win over Peter Wright, while Van den Bergh defeated Gary Anderson 10-8 in their Last Eight tie to kick off Saturday’s proceedings.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2021 Results

Saturday September 18

Afternoon Session

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price w/d Fallon Sherrock (bye)
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-8 Gary Anderson
Peter Wright 3-10 Jonny Clayton
Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Madars Razma

Evening Session

Semi-Finals
Fallon Sherrock 11-10 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jonny Clayton 7-11 Michael van Gerwen

Final
Michael van Gerwen 11-7 Fallon Sherrock

Gerwyn Price withdraws from the Nordic Darts Masters

Gerwyn Price has withdrawn from the 2021 Nordic Darts Masters due to an elbow injury.

The world number one had defeated Sweden’s Daniel Larsson 6-3 in the opening round of the World Series event in Copenhagen on Friday but admitted in his post-match interview he had been suffering from a recurrence of a previous elbow problem.

Price was due to face Fallon Sherrock in the Quarter-Finals on Saturday afternoon but has now withdrawn from the remainder of the tournament.

The Welshman will now return home to seek treatment, meaning Sherrock receives a walkover into the Semi-Finals.

“I’m gutted to have to withdraw, especially after getting the win tonight, but I have to consider the long-term effects of the injury,” said Price.

“It’s a problem I’ve had previously and I know that playing up to three games on Saturday would be extremely tough and could also affect me ahead of some important events coming up.

“I want to thank the Danish fans for giving me a great welcome on Friday and I hope I can play in front of them again next year.”

Sherrock, who thrashed Denmark’s Niels Heinsøe 6-1 in the First Round, will now face either Dimitri Van den Bergh or Gary Anderson in the Semi-Finals on Saturday evening.

Price’s next scheduled tournament is the Gibraltar Darts Trophy from September 24-26, but it is unclear as yet whether the reigning World Champion will feature in the season’s second European Tour event.

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Razma stuns Aspinall as Van Gerwen survives early scare at the Nordic Masters

Madars Razma pulled off a shock 6-4 victory over Nathan Aspinall on opening night at the 2021 Nordic Darts Masters, while Michael van Gerwen dug deep to deny Darius Labanauskas.

Day One of the season’s opening World Series event saw the eight PDC representatives each face off against a Nordic & Baltic qualifier at Forum Copenhagen.

Latvia’s Razma ensured Nordic & Baltic representation in Saturday’s Quarter-Finals as he knocked out world number ten Aspinall in a dramatic contest.

The former ProTour event finalist opened up a 3-1 lead before missing four darts at doubles to hand Aspinall a reprieve in leg five.

Aspinall returned the favour as he squandered three darts to level at four apiece, allowing Razma to move 5-3 ahead, but only for the world number 52 to then miss five match darts in the following leg as ‘The Asp’ took out 68 to stay alive.

Razma, however, recovered well in the next leg to close out victory with a 76 checkout for an 11-darter.

His reward will be a show-down against Michael van Gerwen in the Last Eight after the three-time World Champion battled his way to a narrow 6-5 success over Labanauskas.

Van Gerwen opened up a 3-1 lead before Labanauskas pegged back to parity, though a 100 checkout saw MVG regain the upper-hand at 4-3.

Labanauskas levelled again and was on-hand to punish five missed match darts from the Dutchman in leg nine to break throw and move 5-4 in front.

Van Gerwen responded with double six for a 13-darter to force a decider and landed a timely fourth 180 before holding his nerve on double eight to clinch victory.

Fallon Sherrock got off to a flying start as she swept aside Danish qualifier Niels Heinsøe.

Sherrock punished eleven missed darts at doubles from the recent Danish World Cup representative to move through with an 87.4 average.

Fallon Sherrock reacts (Photo by Mikal Schlosser/PDC)

Sherrock will now face Gerwyn Price in Saturday afternoon’s opening Quarter-Final after the world number one overcame Daniel Larsson 6-3.

Price was far below his best, averaging just 90.4, but two ton-plus finishes helped him on his way to victory, afterwards admitting he is suffering from an elbow injury which could force him to consider withdrawing from the tournament.

Premier League champion Jonny Clayton was the most emphatic winner on the night as he whitewashed Denmark’s Ivan Springborg Poulsen 6-0 with a 99 average and a high checkout of 161.

Clayton will now face Peter Wright on Saturday after the World Matchplay champion brushed aside Finland’s Marko Kantele 6-1 despite an average of just 88.6.

Gary Anderson marked his first competitive appearance since July’s World Matchplay with a comfortable 6-3 win over Andreas Toft Jørgensen.

Anderson averaged 95.4 despite 15 missed darts at doubles as he set up a meeting with Dimitri van den Bergh in a repeat of the 2020 World Matchplay final.

Van den Bergh defied a bout of double trouble as he overcame Sweden’s Johan Engström in the opening match of the evening.

Van den Bergh missed 19 darts at the outer ring in a cagey contest but dragged himself over the line despite a resilient effort from the recent World Cup qualifier.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2021 Results

Friday September 17

First Round

Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Johan Engström
Jonny Clayton 6-0 Ivan Springborg Poulsen
Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Madars Razma
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Daniel Larsson
Gary Anderson 6-3 Andreas Toft Jørgensen
Fallon Sherrock 6-1 Niels Heinsøe
Peter Wright 6-1 Marko Kantele
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Darius Labanauskas

Nordic Darts Masters Betting Tips and Accumulator Predictions

The 2022 World Series continues in Copenhagen with the Nordic Darts Masters, and we’ve picked out our best betting tips for each day.

The sport’s biggest names return to Forum Copenhagen from June 10-11, with eight PDC representatives joined by eight Nordic & Baltic representatives.

Michael van Gerwen is the defending champion after he defeated Fallon Sherrock 11-7 in the final of the inaugural Nordic Masters last year.

Van Gerwen is the number two seed as he bids for a 17th World Series title, while top seed Michael Smith aims to make it back-t0-back triumphs following his stunning victory at the US Masters in New York last weekend.

World number one and reigning World Champion Peter Wright, Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price, ten-time major winner James Wade, two-time World Champion Gary Anderson, former World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh and last year’s runner-up Sherrock also return to action.

The Nordic qualifiers are comprised of their three PDC Tour Card holders – Darius Labanauskas, Madars Razma and Vladimir Andersen, the next two highest ranked players from Denmark – Benjamin Drue Reus and Brian Løkken, as well as the highest ranked players from Sweden, Finland and Iceland – Daniel Larsson, Marko Kantele and Matthías Örn Friðriksson.

We’ve picked out our top betting tips for each night’s action below.

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Nordic Darts Masters 2021 Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The stars of the sport head to Copenhagen for the 2021 Nordic Darts Masters, and you can follow the latest results and match schedules here.

The inaugural PDC World Series event in Denmark 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 names.

The field is headlined by reigning World Champion Gerwyn Price and three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen.

World Matchplay champion Peter Wright and current Masters and Premier League champion Jonny Clayton will also feature.

Scotland’s Gary Anderson, Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh and England’s Nathan Aspinall will also be in action, alongside history-maker Fallon Sherrock – who became the first female player to win a match at the PDC World Championship two years ago.

The Nordic & Baltic competitors are headed by PDC Tour Card Holders Darius Labanauskas, Madars Razma, Daniel Larsson and Marko Kantele – who will represent Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden and Finland respectively.

The Danish trio of Andreas Toft Jørgensen, Niels Heinsøe and Ivan Springborg will fly the flag in their home country, while Sweden’s Johan Engström completes the field after winning the PDC Nordic & Baltic qualifier.

First Round matches are to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and final are the best of 15.

WATCH THE NORDIC DARTS MASTERS STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

Nordic Darts Masters 2021 Schedule

All times BST – Local time one hour ahead

Friday September 17

First Round

6pm-10pm
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Johan Engström
Jonny Clayton 6-0 Ivan Springborg Poulsen
Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Madars Razma
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Daniel Larsson
Gary Anderson 6-3 Andreas Toft Jørgensen
Fallon Sherrock 6-1 Niels Heinsøe
Peter Wright 6-1 Marko Kantele
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Darius Labanauskas

Saturday September 18

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price w/d Fallon Sherrock (bye)
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-8 Gary Anderson
Peter Wright 3-10 Jonny Clayton
Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Madars Razma

Evening Session (7pm-10pm)

Semi-Finals
Fallon Sherrock 11-10 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jonny Clayton 7-11 Michael van Gerwen

Final
Michael van Gerwen 11-7 Fallon Sherrock

Prize Fund
Winner: £20,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Final losers: £5,000
Quarter-Final losers: £2,500
First Round losers: £1,250