Hi everyone. I haven’t seen an official statement regarding this yet but thought I would give you a heads-up regarding the PDC World Series of Darts Qualifiers for the Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne Masters events in August.
The PDC have instructed that all New Zealand qualifiers for the above events are to be held during the week of the Clubs NZ National Championships in Invercargill in July. Our information is that the Monday and Tuesday prior to Wednesday’s Mixed Pairs will be utilised, in addition to the Friday and possibly Sunday, although I have not heard confirmation on this. This means that there will be no Auckland Masters Qualifiers at Swanson as in previous years. This has come directly from the PDC, not from the DPNZ or Clubs NZ, as the PDC is the owner of the WSOD events and any associated qualifications.
Additionally, the PDC has not yet advised how many wildcards will be offered to players for these events, therefore the number of qualifications available is not yet final. I will advise as soon as I learn of confirmations unless an official statement is made from the PDC or DPNZ.
I just wanted to make sure everyone knew before booking flights and accommodation as I know of several who are already doing so.