Nordic Masters Rearranged – New Dates For Inaugural Event.

The inaugural PDC World Series of Darts event in Copenhagen has been moved back four months, with the Nordic Darts Masters now to be stage d on October 23-24.

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The sport’s top stars, led by World Champion Peter Wright and world number one Michael van Gerwen, were set to take on leading players from across the Nordic & Baltic region on June 12-13 at Forum Copenhagen.

With the global restrictions currently in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to move the Nordic Darts Masters to be staged later in 2020.

The inaugural event at Forum Copenhagen will begin on Friday October 23 with the first round, which sees the eight PDC stars drawn against the eight regional representatives.

The tournament then concludes with two sessions on Saturday October 24, with the quarter-finals in the afternoon session followed by the semi-finals and final in the evening session.

The four PDC Tour Card Holders from the Nordic & Baltic region retain their places in the tournament, with Lithuania’s Darius Labanauskas – a World Championship quarter-finalist this year – joined by Finland’s Marko Kantele, Sweden’s Daniel Larsson and Latvia’s Madars Razma in competing.

Three Danish representatives will also compete in the tournament, with the final place being awarded to a PDCNB qualifier.

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The PDC representatives are also set to include Fallon Sherrock, who created history and worldwide headlines as the first woman to win at the PDC World Championship in December.

Tickets purchased for the original dates of the Nordic Darts Masters will remain valid for the equivalent session of the new dates. Refunds can be applied for through Ticketmaster (http://bit.ly/DenmarkWS).

2020 Nordic Darts Masters

  • Nordic & Baltic Representatives
  • Marko Kantele (Finland)
  • Darius Labanauskas (Lithuania)
  • Daniel Larsson (Sweden)
  • Madars Razma (Latvia)
  • 3x Danish Representatives + 1x Qualifier

Friday October 23

  • Evening Session
  • First Round

Saturday October 24

  • Afternoon Session
  • Quarter-Finals
  • Evening Session
  • Semi-Finals & Final

More ‘Razmatazz’ at Unicorn? Madars Extends Deal.

Unicorn continue to consolidate their team of sponsored players with another extension. It has seemed to us for a while that they are trying to build a very solid base, especially of younger or non UK players, whilst keeping their elite team in place.

The latest extension is detailed below:

Latvian star Madars Razma has extended his contract with Unicorn Darts.

Razma, aged 31, regained his PDC Tour Card at European Q-School in January 2019 with a run to the final on the third day, which saw him finish first on the Order of Merit, giving him at least another two years on the PDC Pro Tour. 

Along with his full-time commitment to the PDC Tour, Razma remains a mainstay on the PDC Nordic & Baltic Tour and via that route after topping the Order of Merit, he earned a prized spot at last years World Championship, where he was just edged by Team Unicorn stablemate Harry Ward in a second round thriller.

Razma is pleased to extend his stay with Unicorn ”I am very happy to be part of this great team since 2014. It is a huge boost for me to have the fantastic support and I’d like to thank everyone for their continued belief. We will continue the fight together”.

Player Liaison Manager Matt Rankin added ”We really admire Madars and his all-round positive attitude towards the game of darts in general. He is fully committed to playing in as many events as possible and he is a fantastic global ambassador for our brand. He is a pleasure to work with”.

‘Razmatazz’ has risen to 69th place on the main PDC Order of Merit and now has his sights set on another appearance at Alexandra Palace later this year after securing double qualification for two future European Tour events last week in Barnsley. His quest is well underway!.


Originally Posted in Unicorn Darts By Unicorn Darts News

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Lowe and Kleermaker Gain Double Euro Tour Places.

Five players enjoyed a qualifying double last Friday in Barnsley, as Tour Card Holder Qualifiers took place for the European Tour Events 3-4.

Jason Lowe continues his superb start to 2020.

Friday’s Tour Card Holder Qualifier for the year’s third and fourth European Tour events saw 24 spots up for grabs in the European Darts Open (ET3) and German Darts Grand Prix (ET4).

Jason Lowe, who came within a leg of defeating Michael van Gerwen at the UK Open last weekend, qualified for both events alongside fellow-new Tour Card Holder Martijn Kleermaker of the Netherlands.

Another Dutchman, Maik Kuivenhoven also enjoyed a double success, along with Portugal’s Jose De Sousa and Latvia’s Madars Razma.

Both the European Darts Open (ET3) and German Darts Grand Prix (ET4) have been postponed due to current restrictions, and will be rearranged for later in 2020.

The PDC ProTour weekend in Barnsley continues on Saturday and Sunday with Players Championship event 7-8 from 1200 GMT.

ET3 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers: Devon Petersen, Steve Lennon, Adam Hunt, Mervyn King, Jason Lowe, Steffen Siepmann, Jonathan Worsley, Darius Labanauskas, Jose De Sousa, William O’Connor, Derk Telnekes, John Henderson, Maik Kuivenhoven, Martijn Kleermaker, Harry Ward, Madars Razma, Scott Waites, Ryan Joyce, Damon Heta, Darren Webster, Vincent van der Voort, Luke Woodhouse, Chris Dobey, Kim Huybrechts

ET4 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers: Kai Fan Leung, Kyle Anderson, Jamie Lewis, Andy Hamilton, Jason Lowe, Jesus Noguera, Madars Razma, Jelle Klaasen, Jose De Sousa, Martin Schindler, Stephen Bunting, Maik Kuivenhoven, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Ron Meulenkamp, Danny Noppert, Ross Smith, Brendan Dolan, Ryan Murray, Niels Zonneveld, Benito van de Pas, Martijn Kleermaker, Steve West, Toni Alcinas, Scott Baker