Go on a world tour and see the next Darts Masters tournaments

Every year the World Series of Darts holds 6 different Darts Masters tournaments in different parts of the world. In 2023, the Middle East is reincluded in the list of tournaments, with the Bahrain Darts Masters.

Other longstanding countries are the US, New-Zealand and Australia and these tournaments will all take place this summer. Why not take this opportunity to travel around the world and combine a good holiday with your favourite sport? Find out all the practical information here and how to get into the countries with the correct visa. Regardless whether you decide of combine the tournament with a holiday or not, you will not be let through customs if you do not possess the proper visa.

US Darts Masters

The US Darts Masters is the third tournament in the World Series of Darts, set to start 2 June 2023 in New York City. This will also be the event next event of the World Series, as the Nordic Darts Masters took place on 20-21 January 2023. New York City is the perfect place to combine a long city trip with a weekend full of darts. It will take place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and the kick-off is on Friday 2 June at 07:00 pm.

New Zealand Darts Masters

Next on the agenda is the New Zealand Darts Masters. It will be held on the 4th and 5th of August 2023 in the Globox Arena in Hamilton, just over an hour from Auckland. The top 8 best darts players of Oceania will compete with the top darts players of the world and will kick-off at 7pm local time.

New South Wales Darts Masters

Just a week later, on the 11th and 12th of august, the Darst Masters will take place in Australia, in the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong (near Sydney). This is perfect if are planning on visiting the New-Zealand tournament. The tournament will start at 6pm local time on the 11th of august.

If you do not feel like travelling and want to follow the World Series on television from the comfort of you own home, that is also possible. All these tournaments will be broadcasted in the UK on ITV Sport, however, do keep in mind that there are major time differences.

Get your visas on time

When travelling to foreign countries outside of Europe, it is always good to check whether UK citizens need a visa. For the United States all UK citizens need either a valid visa or an ESTA. An ESTA is an electronic travel authorisation and replaces the classic visa. It can be easily applied for online and will be accorded within 3 days on average. It is valid for 2 years, can be used for multiple trips, and each trip can be 90 days maximum. For Australia and New-Zealand, the same principle hold. UK citizens either need a valid visa of an electronic travel authorisation, the eVisitor or NZeTA, respectively. Both can also be applied for online and are often approved within a few days. The eVisitor is valid for one year, and can be used for an unlimited amount of trips. Each trip can only last a maximum of 3 months.

The NZeTA for New Zealand is valid for two years, and can also be used for multiple trips, each one can last a maximum of 3 months. Within that two year validity period, you can only stay a maximum of 6 months per year in New-Zealand.

With all three of these visas you are permitted to be in the audience of a sports game and visit the tournaments. You are not permitted to participate in the tournament as a sportsperson or another job that will earn you money. For that you need a different visa. You can decide yourself whether you only want to stay a short time or combine the darts tournaments with a nice holiday, since you can stay up to three months in all three countries. And seeing as the New-Zealand and Australia Darts Masters are in the same month and close in timing, there is no better way.

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