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Michael van Gerwen and James Wade will do battle in the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters on Thursday evening, as the Dutch ace begins his defence of the World Series title.

World number one van Gerwen claimed the inaugural crown a year ago when he defeated compatriot Raymond van Barneveld in the final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

The reigning World Champion will take on seven-time PDC major winner Wade in the quarter-finals, where Australian star Simon Whitlock will face Dave Chisnall.

van Barneveld takes on Adrian Lewis, while Phil Taylor meets Peter Wright in the other last eight clashes.

The winner of the van Gerwen versus Wade tie will take on van Barneveld or Lewis. If Whitlock progresses, he will meet Taylor or Wright in the semi-finals.

By Chris Murphy

 

Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters
Thursday May 29
8pm local time (5pm BST)

Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock v Dave Chisnall
Phil Taylor v Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade

(Best of 19 legs)

Friday May 30
8pm local time (5pm BST)

Semi-Finals
van Gerwen/Wade v Lewis/van Barneveld
Taylor/Wright v Whitlock/Chisnall

(Best of 21 legs)

Final

(Best of 21 legs)

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Four of the world’s greatest darts players will lock horns in an exclusive event at the Guildford Spectrum in October.

The venue is set to hold its first ever professional darts event when Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade and Dennis Priestley appear in ‘A Night of Champions’ on Friday 18 October.

The night sees four of the best players on the planet, all of which are major title winners, go head to head, with 16-times World Champion Taylor topping the bill.

Taylor or ‘The Power’ is one of the most successful men in any sport and is undisputedly the best darts player ever to pick up an arrow, having dominated the sport for the best two decades.

The world number one is joined by perhaps his three biggest challengers historically.

Wade has amassed seven major titles, making him the second most successful player in the PDC, while van Barneveld has won the World Championship five times and Priestley twice.

And world number four Wade is delighted to be heading to Guildford.

He said: “I’m really excited about this event. It is area that hasn’t really been visited by top professional darts player so hopefully we will be well received.

“The line-up is fantastic and I’m looking forward to competing on what should be a fantastic night of top quality darts.

“We are all very competitive and will all be doing our very best to take the title of ‘Champion of Champions’.”

Tickets for the inaugural ‘A Night of Champions’ at the Guildford Spectrum are available now from the Spectrum reception (01483 443333), www.dartshop.tv (08450 180 180) or from www.ticketmasters.co.uk (0844 844 0444).