The Masters

In 2013, The Masters is added to the tournament calendar, at the moment it’s the last Major TV tournament the PDC has added. Only the world’s top 16 players can participate in this invitational tournament. Thus, the tournament in structure is very similar to the MFI World Matchplay, which was held in the 80s. In 2021 the field is expanded to 24 players.

Edinburgh in Scotland is the place where the first two years were played. In 2015, the tournament moved to Milton Keynes in England.

After Phil Taylor won the first edition James Wade wins the second after a rollercoaster final. Opponent Mervyn King goes far ahead, 9-2 and 10-6, but misses a total of eight match darts and gives the lead and the title away. From 2015 Michael van Gerwen dominates with five victories in a row. In 2020 the dominance of MVG comes to an end, he is defeated in the first round by Jonny Clayton and Peter Wright brings the title home. A year later it’s Clayton himself who wins The Masters.

In 2021, the PDC decides to expand the field to 24 participants. Jonny Clayton takes maximum advantage of this, because as number 18 in the world he takes the title.

So far, a nine-darter has never been thrown during The Masters.

Upcoming season (2022)

Tournament starts in

Reigning champion

Jonny Clayton
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2021 The Masters Darts

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2021
(18) (104.10)
11
11 - 8
(20) (94.95)
8
2020
(2) (95.01)
11
11 - 10
(5) (89.71)
10
2019
(1) (99.82)
11
11 - 5
(10) (87.44)
5
2018
(1) (105.85)
11
11 - 9
(10) (100.55)
9
2017
(1) (109.42)
11
11 - 7
(2) (103.58)
7
2016
(1) (98.94)
11
11 - 6
(10) (96.71)
6
2015
(1) (112.49)
11
11 - 6
2014
(6) (91.39)
11
11 - 10
(12) (92.15)
10
2013
(1) (108.50)
10
10 - 1
(3) (100.03)
1