The World Series of Darts Finals criteria has been updated for the 2018 edition with more chances for the international stars who earn their spot through the events to take their place.
Vienna will host the World Series of Darts Finals in November as opposed to Glasgow; and as usual, the top eight in the World Series Order of Merit will play. The PDC announced earlier this month that this event will move to Amsterdam in 2019.
Those start with Peter Wright as number one seed with Simon Whitlock, the number eight seed. The top four players who are not qualified following the World Grand Prix will also play and those are provisionally Daryl Gurney, Dave Chisnall, James Wade and Ian White.
Change to format
The major change comes with the international qualifiers. This has been taken out with them coming from players who have played on the World Series this year.
This means that the likes of Corey Cadby, Gerwyn Price, Dimitri van den Bergh and Kyle Anderson; alongside Australian aces Raymond Smith and Damon Heta and finally Dawson Murschell and Jamie Lewis will take their place in the line up.
As usual the line up will be finalised with four players from a Tour Card holders qualifier later this year.
2018 World Series of Darts Finals
Current Provisional Field
Top Eight from World Series Order of Merit
(Seeded & Enter in Round Two)
1 Peter Wright
2 Rob Cross
3 Michael van Gerwen
4 Gary Anderson
5 Michael Smith
6 Raymond van Barneveld
7 Mensur Suljovic
8 Simon Whitlock
Top four non-qualified players from PDC Order of Merit following World Grand Prix
Currently: Daryl Gurney, Dave Chisnall, James Wade, Ian White
Eight Invited Players from World Series Order of Merit
Currently: Dimitri Van den Bergh, Kyle Anderson, Gerwyn Price, Corey Cadby, Damon Heta, Raymond Smith, Jamie Lewis, Dawson Murschell
NB: Players tied on points on the World Series Order of Merit are separated (where applicable) by PDC Order of Merit ranking.
Four players from Tour Card Holders’ qualifier
Friday October 19, Barnsley Metrodome
Tags: World Series of Darts Finals 2018
?The 2018 @bwin World Series of Darts Finals will feature the six winners of this year's global events alongside players from around the world and four qualifiers.
▶️bwin World Series of Darts field update: https://t.co/xyFX2w0f7E
Current provisional field below ? pic.twitter.com/E95c0YKNDa
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) September 13, 2018
Author: Samuel Gill