Finder Darts Masters 2017 Rankings Confirmed
The Finder Darts Master rankings have been confirmed and the seedings completed.
After the results of the Antwerp Open, held last Saturday 12th August, all the ranking events for the Finder Darts Masters rankings have been played. Based on the rankings, 16 men and 2 ladies will receive an invitation to play the Finder Darts Masters held on 8th - 10th December at Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee.
Of the 16 invited men the top 8 are seeded and are the top seeded players in the groups. The ladies tournament has two groups with the numbers 1 and 2 on the Finder Darts Masters rankings seeded 1st in the group.
As well as the players who enter the event based on the rankings, the champion of the Finder Darts Masters 2016 and the winner of the HAL Masters 2017 are invited for this event.
The winner of the HAL Masters 2017 is Kyle McKinstry, who will make his debut this year on the Finder Darts Masters stage. Finder Darts Masters 2016 champion, Glen Durrant, finished 10th in this year’s rankings but had already claimed his invitation, so his 17th spot in the list of players for this year’s event now comes back to the organisation as a wildcard entry.
In the coming weeks, the list of participants will be added with players who receive a wildcard invite from the organisation or qualify through the Champions League of Darts tournament. The Dutch Darts Bonde also has a wildcard for a Dutch player.
The tournament, which starts on Friday 8th, starts with 24 participants. Of these 24 participants, the first 8 players will be seeded as group leaders and the remaining 16 players will enter one of the 8 groups of 3 players via a draw. After the group matches, the winner of each group qualify for the quarter finals.
The women's tournament has six participants with the top 2 as group head. The remaining 4 ladies will also be split by a draw over the two groups, and the winner of each group will play the ladies final.
For this year’s tournament, Finder Darts Masters ladies champion Anastasia Dobromyslova and HAL Masters 2017 winner Lorraine Winstanley are already invited and this field is complemented by the two ladies on top of this years ranking ,the winner of the Champion League of Darts 2017 and a wildcard available to the organisation.
There is also a Youth tournament with 6 participants. There is no seeding for this event but the boys are divided into two groups by a draw and the winners play in the final on Sunday.
Wessel Nijman, the HAL Masters 2017 boys champion, has received an invitation and also the Champions League of Darts winner will receive one. The remaining 4 spots are selected by the organisation.
Finder Darts Masters Men:
1: Mark McGeeney England
2: Geert De Vos Belgium
3: Wesley Harms Netherlands
4: Willem Mandigers Netherlands
5: Danny Noppert Netherlands
6: Jamie Hughes England
7: Martin Adams England
8: Ross Montgomery Scotland
9: Andy Baetens Belgium
10: Glen Durrant England
11: Scott Mitchell England
12: Jim Williams Wales
13: Conan Whitehead England
14: Darius Labanauskas Lithuanian
15: Dean Reynolds Wales
16: Richard Veenstra Netherlands
17: Wildcard Organisation
18: Kyle McKinstry Nrth Ireland HAL Masters 2017
19: Winner Champions League of Darts
20: Wildcard Organisation
21: Wildcard Organisation
22: Wildcard Organisation
23: Wildcard Organisation
24: Wildcard Nederlandse Darts Bond
Finder Darts Masters Ladies:
1: Deta Hedman England
2: Aileen de Graaf Netherlands
3: Anastasia Dobromyslova Russia
4: Lorraine Winstanley England HAL Masters 2017
5: Winner Champions League of Darts
6: Wildcard Organisation
Finder Darts Masters Youth:
1: Wessel Nijman Netherlands HAL Masters 2017
2: Winner Champions League of Darts
3: Wildcard Organisation
4: Wildcard Organisation
5: Wildcard Organisation
6: Wildcard Organisation
More information about the Finder Darts Masters, ticket sales and hotel package deals can be found at: www.findermasters.nl
Date : 22-08-2017