Clayton coasts to glory at the 2021 World Series of Darts Finals

Jonny Clayton secured his fourth televised title of 2021 at the World Series Finals with an 11-6 victory over Dimitri van den Bergh in Amsterdam.

Clayton, who won the World Grand Prix earlier this month, as well as The Masters and Premier League earlier in the year, added to his title haul in style at the AFAS Live.

Clayton produced a remarkable comeback to edge out Welsh counterpart Gerwyn Price in the Quarter-Finals, before sweeping aside Michael van Gerwen in the Semi-Finals and prevailing in a high quality final against Van den Bergh.

“I’m enjoying every second of what I’m doing right now,” said Clayton. “I want to thank everyone who supports me and gives me the chance to do this.

“I feel brilliant, my confidence is sky high at the moment. I’m one very happy man.

“There’s no easy games, everyone in this competition is fantastic but it’s my weekend so I’m going to smile tonight.

“It was a class game in the final, fair play to Dimitri. I could not get away from him until the last quarter of the game.”

The 47-year-old averaged 101.6 in the final as he pulled clear with five consecutive legs from six apiece to clinch the £70,000 title.

Clayton had begun the day by battling back from 7-2 down to dethrone defending champion Price 10-9 with a 122 checkout in the deciding leg.

His Semi-Final win over four-time champion Van Gerwen saw ‘The Ferret’ average 101.5, defying a 170 checkout from the Dutch favourite.

Clayton opened up a 2-0 lead in the final before Van den Bergh reeled off three consecutive legs to hit the front at the first interval without missing a dart at a double.

The pair traded legs up to six apiece before Clayton finished 64 to regain the lead, and pressed it home emphatically with checkouts of 103 and 121 to make it 10-6, before sealing victory on double five in the following leg.

Van den Bergh was denied his first televised title since last year’s World Matchplay but enjoyed a fine return to form over the weekend, defeating fellow Belgian Kim Huybrechts in the Last Eight before seeing off Krzysztof Ratajski 11-8 in the Semi-Finals.

“It wasn’t the result I wanted but Jonny and I played a fantastic final, what a star he is,” said Van den Bergh.

“I felt a lot better in my game this weekend than I have in the last few weeks. I’ve sorted something out and now I feel free to enjoy my darts again.

“I want to say a massive thank you to the fans, it was a joy playing in front of this crowd. I will be back.”

World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Results

Sunday October 31

Afternoon Session

Quarter-Finals
Krzysztof Ratajski 10-6 Niels Zonneveld
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-8 Kim Huybrechts
Jonny Clayton 10-9 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 10-5 Mervyn King

Evening Session

Semi-Finals
Krzysztof Ratajski 8-11 Dimitri van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen 6-11 Jonny Clayton

Final
Jonny Clayton 11-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Day Three preview and order of play | Final eight face off in Amsterdam

The 2021 World Series of Darts Finals reaches its climax in Amsterdam on Sunday as the eight remaining players compete for the title.

The £300,000 invitational has provided quality and drama aplenty so far this weekend and is set for an unmissable conclusion over two sessions at the AFAS Live.

Two previous winners of this event are among the four PDC seeds left standing, while three Tour Card holder qualifiers and an International Representative make up the other quartet.

Gerwyn Price is vying to become only the second player to successfully defend this title, and the world number one now comes up against a familiar opponent at the Quarter-Final hurdle in Jonny Clayton.

The match signals a repeat of World Grand Prix final earlier this month, in which Clayton stormed to victory to pick up his first major ranking title.

Reigning World Champion Price got under way with a commanding 6-2 victory over Dirk van Duijvenbode on Saturday, averaging 100.3 in silencing the partisan Dutch crowd.

Clayton, meanwhile, launched his quest for a fourth televised title of the year by thrashing home favourite Vincent van der Voort 6-1 to mark a winning return to action after missing both the European Championship and Super Series 7.

Michael van Gerwen looks to remain on course for a fifth World Series of Darts Finals title by overcoming Mervyn King in a repeat of last year’s Players Championship Finals decider.

Van Gerwen edged his way to an 11-10 victory on that occasion in a feisty encounter, with that success remaining his most recent televised ranking title.

Nordic Masters champion last month, Van Gerwen was beaten in the final of the European Championship a fortnight ago and was made to work hard for a 6-4 win over Maik Kuivenhoven on Saturday after leading 5-2.

King is incredibly yet to drop a leg en route to the Last Eight, having whitewashed James Wade 6-0 with a personal best 115.6 average, before repeating the trick on Madars Razma with a 98 average.

The 55-year-old remains in search of a maiden televised PDC title, having lost in six consecutive finals, but will feel he has the form to put up a serious challenge on Sunday.

An all-Belgian clash sees World Cup team-mates Dimitri van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts go head-to-head.

The duo have proven to be a formidable partnership in the World Cup down the years but will put their friendship to one side in a quest to reach the Semi-Finals.

Former World Matchplay winner Van den Bergh began strongly by defeating Jose de Sousa 6-3 with a 101 average on Saturday and is now eyeing a first Semi-Final appearance in five attempts at the World Series of Darts Finals.

Huybrechts has enjoyed a terrific resurgence in recent months, climbing back to the verge of the world’s top 32 thanks to a Semi-Final and a Quarter-Final appearance in Super Series 7.

Huybrechts has seemingly continued that form into this event, seeing off top ten stars Michael Smith and Peter Wright for the combined loss of just four legs.

The opening Quarter-Final of the afternoon sees Polish ace Krzysztof Ratajski take on Dutch debutant Niels Zonneveld.

Ratajski is appearing in his fourth televised Quarter-Final of the season, having dispatched Gabriel Clemens and Fallon Sherrock in ruthless fashion so far.

Zonneveld, meanwhile, has produced two considerable scalps to reach his first televised Quarter-Final, knocking out multiple major finalist Dave Chisnall and two-time World Champion Gary Anderson to delight his home crowd.

The action gets under way from 12pm GMT, with Quarter-Final matches contested over the best of 19 and the Semi-Finals and final best of 21 from 6pm onwards.

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Day Three Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Sunday October 31

Afternoon Session (11.45am-4pm)

Quarter-Finals
Krzysztof Ratajski v Niels Zonneveld
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Kim Huybrechts
Jonny Clayton v Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen v Mervyn King

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Semi-Finals
Ratajski/Zonneveld v Van den Bergh/Huybrechts
Van Gerwen/King v Clayton/Price

Final

Zonneveld stuns Anderson at the World Series Finals as Huybrechts hammers Wright

Niels Zonneveld pulled off a memorable 6-4 scalp of Gary Anderson in Round Two of the 2021 World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Dutch qualifier Zonneveld delighted a bumper crowd at the AFAS Live by overcoming two-time World Champion Anderson to book his place in a first televised Quarter-Final.

With the match finely poised at four apiece, Zonneveld produced a timely brace of ton-plus finishes (120 and 102) to clinch victory with a 97 average, condemning the Scot to another early exit.

“I can’t describe how happy and proud I am – it’s amazing,” said Zonneveld.

“I’ve got so much respect for Gary, he’s one of the best players ever, but today with my home crowd I think I achieved something special.

“Krzysztof is a solid, very consistent player. I think he’s one of the top eight in the world for consistency so it will be really difficult.”

Kim Huybrechts continued his resurgent run of form by thrashing an out of sorts Peter Wright 6-1, sealing the deal with a spectacular 150 checkout.

The Belgian ace followed up Friday’s win over Michael Smith by subjecting a struggling ‘Snakebite’ to another shock defeat.

Dutch hero Michael van Gerwen avoided joining the list of big names to have bowed out early as he edged past Dutch compatriot Maik Kuivenhoven 6-4.

Van Gerwen began the tie with a 12-darter, and after sharing the first four legs, then reeled off three in a row to move to the brink of victory.

Kuivenhoven, however, took the next two to pull back to just 5-4 behind, only to then squander his chance to take the game into a deciding leg with six missed doubles as Van Gerwen capitalised to close out the win.

“Maybe I was trying too hard in front of my home crowd, but it was a hard game,” admitted Van Gerwen.

“I’m disappointed in myself a little bit because my preparation was good. I feel good and that’s the most important thing.

“Overall, of course I could have done a little bit better here and there but I won my game and that’s the most important thing.

“To play in front of these fans was absolutely amazing. I’m glad to be back and I hope I can show them some more action tomorrow.

“It means a lot to me – everyone knows I’ve been going through a really rough period for myself, and then to have to perform in front of your home crowd makes it slightly difficult and makes you want to win even more.”

Van Gerwen will now meet Mervyn King – who has stormed into the Quarter-Finals without dropping a leg in his two matches so far in Amsterdam.

King had denied James Wade a dart at a double as he averaged a tournament record 115 in their First Round contest, and averaged 98 as he restricted Latvia’s Madars Razma to only three darts at the outer ring in another one-sided rout.

King took out 118 and 72 to move two legs up, punished Razma in the next two and then finished 84 and 88 as he sealed the win in style with a 12-darter.

A box office Quarter-Final clash will see reigning champion Gerwyn Price and Premier League winner Jonny Clayton meet on Sunday afternoon in a repeat of the recent World Grand Prix final after they comfortably progressed past Dutch opposition.

World number one Price was a 6-2 winner over Dirk van Duijvenbode, averaging 100, hitting a 12-darter, two 13-darters and a 109 finish in a confident display

Clayton, meanwhile, ruthlessly ended the hopes of home favourite Vincent van der Voort with a 6-1 victory, winning the opening five legs without the Dutchman having a dart at a double before closing out the win.

Dimitri Van den Bergh and Huybrechts will clash in an all-Belgian tie after they both impressed on Saturday night.

Van den Bergh averaged 101 as he came from 2-1 down to see off Jose de Sousa 6-3, turning the game with legs of 14, 15 and 13 darts in mid-match.

Fallon Sherrock’s hopes of repeating her run to last month’s Nordic Masters final were shattered in a 6-1 defeat to a relentless Krzysztof Ratajski.

The Polish number one reached his fifth televised Quarter-Final of 2021 in comfortable fashion, opening up a 3-0 lead which included a 13-dart break of throw.

Sherrock landed a 13-darter of her own to hit back, but Ratajski pulled clear with finishes of 72 and 68 before sealing the win.

The tournament will conclude on Sunday with the Quarter-Finals in the afternoon session followed by the Semi-Finals and final in the evening session.

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Results

Saturday October 30

Second Round

Madars Razma 0-6 Mervyn King
Gary Anderson 4-6 Niels Zonneveld
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Vincent van der Voort
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Jose de Sousa
Fallon Sherrock 1-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Peter Wright 1-6 Kim Huybrechts
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Maik Kuivenhoven

World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Day Two preview and order of play | PDC seeds take to the stage

The eight PDC seeds enter the fray on Day Two of the 2021 World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Night One of the £300,000 invitational saw Mervyn King steal the show with a personal best 115 average in a 6-0 whitewash of former champion James Wade.

Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall were among the other star names to fall at the first hurdle at the AFAS Live.

The Second Round action takes centre stage on Saturday evening as the box office names aim to avoid an early exit.

Gerwyn Price begins the defence of his title with a clash against home favourite Dirk van Duijvenbode in a repeat of the 2020 World Grand Prix final.

World number one Price is looking to become only the second player to successfully retain this title since 2015, but faces a tough opener against the resurgent Dutchman.

Price, a two-time European Tour event winner this season and runner-up in the recent World Grand Prix, will be out to silence the partisan Dutch crowd – who witnessed Van Duijvenbode defeat compatriot Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-2 on Friday with a 98.5 average.

Michael van Gerwen starts his pursuit of a fifth World Series Finals title with a tie against fellow Dutchman Maik Kuivenhoven.

Van Gerwen claimed this season’s sole World Series title at the Nordic Masters and was runner-up in the European Championship a fortnight ago.

Kuivenhoven marked his debut with a dominant 6-2 victory over World Cup winner John Henderson and has twice beaten MVG on the ProTour over the last 18 months.

World Matchplay champion Peter Wright opens up against a resurgent Kim Huybrechts in another of the stand-out ties.

Wright was runner-up in this event in 2015 and 2016 and is looking to mark a timely return to form after failing to surpass the Last 16 stage in any of last seven tournament appearances.

Huybrechts has enjoyed an emphatic return to his best in recent months, climbing back to within touching distance of the world’s top 32 thanks to a Semi-Final and a Quarter-Final appearance in the recent Super Series.

The Belgian ace will now aim to pick up from where he left off in defeating Michael Smith 6-3 with a 98.5 average 24 hours ago.

Gary Anderson aims to put a miserable Super Series 7 behind him with a strong run this weekend, and the two-time World Champion starts out against Dutch qualifier Niels Zonneveld.

Anderson suffered two First Round exits and a Second Round in Barnsley last week, as well as a First Round loss at the World Grand Prix, and question marks remain over the Scot’s form heading into the final stages of the season.

Zonneveld, meanwhile, pulled off a shock 6-3 scalp of Dave Chisnall in Round One and will fancy his chances of registering another famous result on home soil.

The opening match of the night sees in-form Mervyn King take on Latvian number one Madars Razma.

King produced the performance of the opening round by thrashing Wade 6-0 with a 115.6 average, having booked his place in the event via the Tour Card holder qualifier last week.

Razma is seeded by virtue of his run to the Quarter-Finals of the Nordic Masters – where he defeated Aspinall before losing out to eventual champion Van Gerwen in Copenhagen.

Premier League and World Grand Prix champion Jonny Clayton returns to action after missing the recent Super Series, and he kicks off his campaign against crowd favourite Vincent van der Voort.

Having also missed out on the European Championship, Clayton will be keen to pick up from where he left off at the Grand Prix earlier this month, but runs into an opponent enjoying a fine spell of form of his own.

Van der Voort was a quarter-finalist in Players Championship 26 and pulled off a terrific 6-3 win over Aspinall on Friday to the delight of his home crowd in Amsterdam.

Fallon Sherrock continues her preparations for a return to Alexandra Palace in December with a show-down against World Matchplay semi-finalist Krzysztof Ratajski.

Sherrock sensationally reached the final of the Nordic Masters last month, leading Van Gerwen 7-5 before eventually being edged out 11-7.

She then topped the PDC Women’s Series Order of Merit to secure qualification for both the Grand Slam and World Championship and heads into this event high in confidence and knowing all the pressure lies on the shoulders of her opponent.

Ratajski, the world number 13, safely saw off German number one Gabriel Clemens 6-3 in Round One and now faces Sherrock for the first time as he bids to maintain his consistent performances in televised competition this year.

Two Premier League stars go head-to-head as 2020 World Matchplay winner Dimitri van den Bergh faces 2020 Grand Slam champion Jose de Sousa.

De Sousa’s form has dipped slightly of late amid various health complications, but the Portuguese star still managed to reach the Quarter-Finals of the European Championship, as well as four consecutive Last 16 runs at Super Series 7.

He averaged 103.8 in defeating 2019 finalist Danny Noppert 6-2 on Friday and will look to maintain that trademark scoring power against the Belgian number one.

Van den Bergh picked up the Players Championship 24 title last week but went on to suffer successive a Last 64 defeat followed by successive First Round exits.

He will be out to banish the demons of the Nordic Masters, in which he squandered leads of 8-2 and 10-6 in an eventual 11-10 defeat to Sherrock in the Semi-Finals.

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Day Two Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Saturday October 30

Second Round

6.15pm Madars Razma v Mervyn King
6.45pm Gary Anderson v Niels Zonneveld
7.15pm Jonny Clayton v Vincent van der Voort
7.45pm Dimitri Van den Bergh v Jose de Sousa
8.15pm Fallon Sherrock v Krzysztof Ratajski
8.45pm Peter Wright v Kim Huybrechts
9.15pm Gerwyn Price v Dirk van Duijvenbode
9.45pm Michael van Gerwen v Maik Kuivenhoven

Rampant King whitewashes Wade at the World Series of Darts Finals

Mervyn King produced a personal record average at the World Series of Darts Finals to whitewash James Wade on opening night in Amsterdam.

An unplayable King registered his highest televised average of 115.62 in a demolition of former champion Wade at the AFAS Arena.

Wade was denied a dart at a double as King stormed into a Second Round tie with Latvia’s Madars Razma on Saturday.

King landed a sensational 144 checkout in the opening leg, and also produced legs of 12, 11 and 12 darts during a relentless performance in which he finished six doubles from nine attempts.

An entertaining opening night at in Amsterdam saw four Dutchmen enjoy victories, headlined by impressive debutant Maik Kuivenhoven.

Kuivenhoven set up an all-Dutch tie with 2019 winner Michael van Gerwen courtesy of a stunning doubling display – hitting six doubles from as many attempts in a 6-2 defeat of John Henderson, closing out the win with a superb 146 combination.

Dirk van Duijvenbode set up a repeat of the 2020 World Grand Prix final by easing to a 6-2 win in an all-Dutch clash with Jeffrey de Zwaan.

De Zwaan hit back from 2-0 down to 3-2 by taking out 170 and then hitting six perfect darts in an 11-darter, only to see Van Duijvenbode claim successive 14-darters as he pulled clear for victory.

Vincent van der Voort came from 2-0 down against Nathan Aspinall to move through to the last 16 with a 6-3 win, creating a contest with Premier League champion Jonny Clayton on Saturday.

Aspinall made the brighter start but saw Van der Voort – buoyed by the support of his home crowd – take five successive legs as he pulled clear to progress.

Qualifier Niels Zonneveld delighted the Dutch crowd with a 6-3 defeat of Dave Chisnall, as the left-hander moved into a meeting with two-time World Champion Gary Anderson.

Zonneveld secured an early break of throw in taking a 3-1 lead, and held his cushion before landing double ten to secure a memorable win.

2019 runner-up Danny Noppert was unable to join his fellow countrymen in round two, losing out 6-2 to Jose de Sousa as the Grand Slam of Darts champion hit six doubles from seven attempts.

Legs of 13 and 14 darts gave Noppert an early 2-1 advantage, but De Sousa reeled off the next five without reply, ending the tie with an average of almost 104 as he moves through to face Dimitri Van den Bergh on Saturday.

Krzysztof Ratajski will meet Nordic Darts Masters runner-up Fallon Sherrock in round two after his 6-3 defeat of Gabriel Clemens.

Clemens took out 117 and an 11-darter as he moved 2-1 up, only for Ratajski to turn the tie with three straight legs before closing out victory.

Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts continued his strong recent form with a 6-3 win over Michael Smith, setting up a tasty second round meeting with world number two Peter Wright.

Smith, the 2018 runner-up, led 2-1 early on, but legs of 14, 13 and 13 darts moved Huybrechts into an advantage he would never surrender.

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Results

Friday October 29

First Round

Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Gabriel Clemens
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-2 John Henderson
Mervyn King 6-0 James Wade
Niels Zonneveld 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Nathan Aspinall
Jose de Sousa 6-2 Danny Noppert

World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Day One preview and order of play | Arrows action commences in Amsterdam

The 2021 World Series of Darts Finals commence in Amsterdam on Friday as the qualifiers and wildcards vie to reach Round Two.

The £300,000 invitational features 24 leading players, including eight PDC invites, the next four highest players from the PDC Order of Merit, four international invites and four Dutch invites.

The AFAS Live in Amsterdam plays host to the event for the first time, with the opening night’s action featuring the qualifiers and wildcards battling it out for the right to face one of the eight seeds on Saturday.

James Wade is one of only three different winners of this title since the event was introduced in 2015 and he opens up with a clash against fellow stalwart Mervyn King in a repeat of the 2014 Masters final.

Wade has claimed the UK Open title this season, climbing back into the world’s top four, while King remains on the periphery of the top 16 with final appearances at both the Players Championship Finals and Masters within the last 12 months.

An all-Dutch show-down sees 2020 World Grand Prix finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode take on former World Matchplay semi-finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan.

World number 17 Van Duijvenbode enjoyed a welcome return to form in the recent Super Series, reaching a Semi-Final and a Quarter-Final in successive days, and will be keen to replicate that form on the televised stage.

De Zwaan, meanwhile, is a somewhat unexpected wildcard selection, having dropped to 38th in the PDC Order of Merit after going almost 12 months without reaching a ranking Quarter-Final.

Having recently become a father, Dave Chisnall is back to business on the oche and facing a First Round tie against Tour Card holder qualifier Niels Zonneveld.

Quarter-finalist at the recent World Grand Prix, ‘Chizzy’ also reached the Semi-Finals of Players Championship 24 in Barnsley last week and is a two-time semi-finalist in this event.

Former World Series event winner Nathan Aspinall aims to silence the partisan Dutch crowd by overcoming home favourite Vincent van der Voort.

Aspinall heads to Amsterdam in a rich vein of form, having made the Semi-Finals of the European Championship and the Last Four of Players Championship 26 the following week.

Van der Voort was also a quarter-finalist in Players Championship 26 and will be relishing the warm reception from his home crowd.

The opening match of tournament sees two resurgent natural talents collide as Michael Smith meets Kim Huybrechts.

Both players impressed during the recent Super Series, with Smith picking up the Players Championship 27 title, defeating Huybrechts in the Quarter-Finals in the process.

Huybrechts was a semi-finalist in Event 24 the day after he came through the Tour Card holder qualifier to secure his place in this event for the first time since 2016.

Another tasty tussle sees Polish number one Krzysztof Ratajski take on German number one Gabriel Clemens.

Ratajski has excelled in televised ranking majors this season, reaching two Quarter-Finals and a Semi-Final, but that consistent run was ended by a First Round exit at the European Championship.

Clemens’ wait for a first PDC title goes on after he was beaten by Callan Rydz in the final of Players Championship 25 last week, but the ‘German Giant’ will surely feel it is only a matter of time based on his recent performances.

World Cup winner John Henderson returns to the televised stage to take on Tour Card holder qualifier Maik Kuivenhoven.

Henderson was selected as one of the four ‘International Representatives’ and will be looking to replicate the nerveless finishing which led Scotland to World Cup glory last month alongside Peter Wright.

Kuivenhoven has gained a reputation as somewhat of a giant-killer on the ProTour, defeating the likes of Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith, Joe Cullen and Adrian Lewis, with a run to the Semi-Finals along the way.

The final match of the night sees Grand Slam champion Jose de Sousa take on an in-form Danny Noppert.

De Sousa’s form has dipped slightly of late amid various health complications, but the Portuguese star still managed to reach the Quarter-Finals of the European Championship, as well as four consecutive Last 16 runs at Super Series 7.

Noppert, on the other hand, has been in blistering form in recent months, following up a landmark Semi-Final appearance at the World Grand Prix by reaching the Quarter-Finals of the European Championship to climb into the elite top 16.

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

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Day One Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Friday October 29

First Round

Kim Huybrechts v Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski v Gabriel Clemens
Maik Kuivenhoven v John Henderson
James Wade v Mervyn King
Niels Zonneveld v Dave Chisnall
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Nathan Aspinall v Vincent van der Voort
Jose de Sousa v Danny Noppert

World Series of Darts Finals Betting Tips and Accumulator Predictions

The 2021 World Series of Darts Finals take place in Amsterdam, and we’ve picked out our best betting tips for each day.

The World Series Finals features 24 leading players, including eight PDC invites, the next four highest players from the PDC Order of Merit, four international invites and four Dutch invites.

World number one Gerwyn Price is the defending champion after he defeated Rob Cross 11-9 in last year’s final in Salzburg.

Michael van Gerwen, who won the only World Series event (Nordic Masters) to be held this season, is seeded number one as he bids for a fifth World Series Finals title.

James Wade is the other former champion in action, alongside former finalists Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Danny Noppert.

Fallon Sherrock is among the eight seeded stars who will enter at the Second Round stage on Saturday, as will the likes of Dimitri van den Bergh, Jonny Clayton and Madars Razma.

Jose de Sousa, Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall are among the Order of Merit qualifiers, while international representatives include Nathan Aspinall, Krzysztof Ratajski, Gabriel Clemens and John Henderson.

The 2021 World Series of Darts Finals run from October 29-31 and we’ve picked out our top betting tips for each night’s action.

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World Series of Darts Finals live stream | How to watch live online

The World Series of Darts Finals head to Amsterdam in 2021, and a live stream is available for all matches.

The World Series Finals features 24 leading players, including eight PDC invites, the next four highest players from the PDC Order of Merit, four international invites and four Dutch invites.

The £300,000 non-ranking tournament will take place at the AFAS Live in Amsterdam from October 29-31.

World number one Gerwyn Price is the defending champion after he defeated Rob Cross 11-9 in last year’s final in Salzburg.

Michael van Gerwen, who won the only World Series event (Nordic Masters) to be held this season, is seeded number one as he bids for a fifth World Series Finals title.

James Wade is the other former champion in action, alongside former finalists Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Danny Noppert.

Fallon Sherrock is among the eight seeded stars who will enter at the Second Round stage on Saturday, as will the likes of Dimitri van den Bergh, Jonny Clayton and Madars Razma.

Jose de Sousa, Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall are among the Order of Merit qualifiers, while international representatives include Nathan Aspinall, Krzysztof Ratajski, Gabriel Clemens and John Henderson.

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The World Series of Darts Finals head to Amsterdam in 2021, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.

The World Series Finals features 24 leading players, including eight PDC invites, the next four highest players from the PDC Order of Merit, four international invites and four Dutch invites.

The £300,000 non-ranking tournament will take place at the AFAS Live in Amsterdam from October 29-31.

World number one Gerwyn Price is the defending champion after he defeated Rob Cross 11-9 in last year’s final in Salzburg.

Michael van Gerwen, who won the only World Series event (Nordic Masters) to be held this season, is seeded number one as he bids for a fifth World Series Finals title.

James Wade is the other former champion in action, alongside former finalists Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Danny Noppert.

Fallon Sherrock is among the eight seeded stars who will enter at the Second Round stage on Saturday, as will the likes of Dimitri van den Bergh, Jonny Clayton and Madars Razma.

Jose de Sousa, Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall are among the Order of Merit qualifiers, while international representatives include Nathan Aspinall, Krzysztof Ratajski, Gabriel Clemens and John Henderson.

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

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Friday October 29

First Round

6pm-10pm
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Gabriel Clemens
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-2 John Henderson
Mervyn King 6-0 James Wade
Niels Zonneveld 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Nathan Aspinall
Jose de Sousa 6-2 Danny Noppert

Saturday October 30

Second Round

6pm-10pm
Madars Razma 0-6 Mervyn King
Gary Anderson 4-6 Niels Zonneveld
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Vincent van der Voort
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Jose de Sousa
Fallon Sherrock 1-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Peter Wright 1-6 Kim Huybrechts
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Maik Kuivenhoven

Sunday October 31

Afternoon Session (11.45am-4pm)

Quarter-Finals
Krzysztof Ratajski 10-6 Niels Zonneveld
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-8 Kim Huybrechts
Jonny Clayton 10-9 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 10-5 Mervyn King

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Semi-Finals
Krzysztof Ratajski 8-11 Dimitri van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen 6-11 Jonny Clayton

Final
Jonny Clayton 11-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

Prize Fund
Winner: £70,000
Runner-up: £30,000
Semi-Final losers: £20,000
Quarter-Final losers: £15,000
Second Round losers: £7,500
First Round losers: £5,000

World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Draw | Price handed Dutch opener in Amsterdam

The draw for the 2021 World Series Finals has been confirmed, with reigning champion Gerwyn Price to face Dutch opposition in the Second Round.

The World Series Finals features 24 leading players, including eight PDC invites, the next four highest players from the PDC Order of Merit, four international invites and four Dutch invites.

The £300,000 non-ranking tournament will take place at the AFAS Live in Amsterdam from October 29-31.

Dirk van Duijvenbode and Jeffrey de Zwaan will meet in an all-Dutch clash for the right to face defending champion and world number one Gerwyn Price in the Second Round.

Reigning Grand Slam of Darts champion Jose de Sousa will face World Grand Prix semi-finalist Danny Noppert in another tasty tie, with the winner set to meet 2020 World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh.

World Cup winner John Henderson takes on Dutchman Maik Kuivenhoven, with 2019 World Series Finals winner Michael van Gerwen awaiting the victor.

Dutch stars Vincent van der Voort and Niels Zonneveld will meet Nathan Aspinall and Dave Chisnall respectively, while Belgian qualifier Kim Huybrechts drew Michael Smith.

Second seed Fallon Sherrock, the Nordic Masters runner-up next month, will play either Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski or Germany’s Gabriel Clemens.

Latvia’s Madars Razma, who is the eighth seed, will play the winner of the first round tie between 2018 champion James Wade and veteran star Mervyn King.

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Draw

First Round
Maik Kuivenhoven v John Henderson
James Wade v Mervyn King
Nathan Aspinall v Vincent van der Voort
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Krzysztof Ratajski v Gabriel Clemens
Niels Zonneveld v Dave Chisnall
Jose de Sousa v Danny Noppert
Kim Huybrechts v Michael Smith

Second Round Draw Bracket
(1) Michael van Gerwen v Kuivenhoven/Henderson
(8) Madars Razma v Wade/King
(4) Jonny Clayton v Aspinall/Van der Voort
(5) Gerwyn Price v De Zwaan/Van Duijvenbode
(2) Fallon Sherrock v Ratajski/Clemens
(7) Gary Anderson v Zonneveld/Chisnall
(3) Dimitri Van den Bergh v De Sousa/Noppert
(6) Peter Wright v Huybrechts/Smith

World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier 2021 | Draw and Live Scores

The qualifier for the 2021 World Series of Darts Finals takes place on Monday as number of Tour Card holders return to action.

The qualifier is open to all PDC Tour Card Holders who are not already guaranteed places in the tournament, with four places up for grabs in the main event, which will take place at AFAS Live in Amsterdam from October 29-31.

Dutch legend Raymond van Barneveld, recent World Grand semi-finalist Stephen Bunting, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, Mervyn King, Glen Durrant and Luke Humphries are among the notable names battling it out.

The £300,000 non-ranking tournament features 24 leading players, including eight PDC invites, the next four highest players from the PDC Order of Merit, four international invites and four Dutch invites.

The qualifying action gets under way from 6pm BST at the Barnsley Metrodome, with all matches to be contested over the best of nine legs.

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World Series of Darts Finals 2021 Qualifier

Monday October 18

Last 128
Niels Zonneveld 5-2 Max Hopp
Mickey Mansell 5-1 Mark McGeeney
William O’Connor 5-4 Ciaran Teehan
Martin Schindler 5-4 Lewis Williams
Joe Murnan 5-4 Jake Jones
Martin Lukeman 5-4 Jack Main
Ricky Evans 5-3 Ryan Meikle
Josh Payne 5-2 Boris Koltsov
Berry van Peer 5-2 Adam Gawlas
Eddie Lovely 5-1 Boris Krcmar
Florian Hempel 5-4 Gary Blades
Alan Tabern 5-2 Alan Soutar
Geert De Vos 5-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Andy Hamilton 5-2 Peter Hudson
Ritchie Edhouse 5-2 Geert Nentjes
Andy Boulton 5-3 Keegan Brown
Raymond van Barneveld 5-1 David Evans
Keane Barry 5-4 Jesus Noguera
Darren Webster 5-3 Jeff Smith

Last 64
Derk Telnekes 5-4 Stephen Bunting
Niels Zonneveld 5-4 Jon Worsley
Jamie Hughes 5-0 Nick Kenny
Mickey Mansell 5-1 William O’Connor
Devon Petersen 5-4 Jason Heaver
Martijn Kleermaker 5-4 Martin Schindler
Brendan Dolan 5-4 Jelle Klaasen
Peter Jacques 5-4 Joe Murnan
Mervyn King 5-4 Michael Unterbuchner
Aaron Beeney 5-3 Martin Lukeman
Darius Labanauskas 5-3 Karel Sedlacek
Ricky Evans 5-2 Brett Claydon
Glen Durrant 5-4 Ryan Murray
Kai Fan Leung 5-1 Josh Payne
Damon Heta 5-2 Krzysztof Kciuk
Berry van Peer 5-4 Mike De Decker
Danny Baggish 5-4 Ian White
Ryan Joyce 5-2 Eddie Lovely
Jermaine Wattimena 5-2 Wayne Jones
Florian Hempel 5-4 Alan Tabern
Maik Kuivenhoven 5-1 Daryl Gurney
John Michael 5-1 Geert De Vos
Chris Dobey 5-1 Ross Smith
Andy Hamilton 5-1 Scott Waites
Luke Woodhouse 5-0 Simon Whitlock
Ritchie Edhouse 5-4 Steve West
Kim Huybrechts 5-2 Steve Lennon
Raymond van Barneveld 5-2 Andy Boulton
Andrew Gilding 5-3 Luke Humphries
Gordon Mathers 5-3 Keane Barry
Adrian Lewis 5-1 Steve Beaton
Lisa Ashton 5-2 Darren Webster

Last 32
Niels Zonneveld 5-1 Derk Telnekes
Mickey Mansell 5-3 Jamie Hughes
Martijn Kleermaker 5-2 Devon Petersen
Brendan Dolan 5-2 Peter Jacques
Mervyn King 5-2 Aaron Beeney
Darius Labanauskas 5-2 Ricky Evans
Kai Fan Leung 5-0 Glen Durrant
Damon Heta 5-2 Berry van Peer
Ryan Joyce 5-4 Danny Baggish
Florian Hempel 5-2 Jermaine Wattimena
Maik Kuivenhoven 5-4 John Michael
Chris Dobey 5-1 Andy Hamilton
Luke Woodhouse 5-4 Ritchie Edhouse
Kim Huybrechts 5-2 Raymond van Barneveld
Andrew Gilding 5-2 Gordon Mathers
Adrian Lewis 5-1 Lisa Ashton

Last 16
Niels Zonneveld 5-3 Mickey Mansell
Brendan Dolan 5-3 Martijn Kleermaker
Mervyn King 5-0 Darius Labanauskas
Damon Heta 5-0 Kai Fan Leung
Ryan Joyce 5-4 Florian Hempel
Maik Kuivenhoven 5-1 Chris Dobey
Kim Huybrechts 5-4 Luke Woodhouse
Adrian Lewis 5-2 Andrew Gilding

Last Eight
Niels Zonneveld 5-3 Brendan Dolan
Mervyn King 5-3 Damon Heta
Maik Kuivenhoven 5-4 Ryan Joyce
Kim Huybrechts 5-1 Adrian Lewis