Michael van Gerwen targets fourth successive Masters title
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 08/01/18 4:35pm
Michael van Gerwen will open his bid for a fourth successive Masters title against Kim Huybrechts in Milton Keynes, while Rob Cross begins his first tournament as World Champion against Ian White.
The world's top 16 players will compete in the Unibet Masters from January 26-28 at Arena MK just days before the start of the 2018 Premier League season - live on Sky Sports.
World No 1 Van Gerwen has claimed the title for the past three years - defeating Gary Anderson in a brilliant final 12 month ago - and will be aiming to retain the trophy and claim the £60,000 top prize.
The tournament concludes on Sunday January 28, with the quarter-finals in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final in the evening session.
Schedule of Play
Friday January 26 (7pm)
First Round x4
Dave Chisnall v Raymond van Barneveld
Mensur Suljovic v Michael Smith
Rob Cross v Ian White
Peter Wright v Alan Norris
Saturday January 27 (7pm)
First Round x4
Simon Whitlock v James Wade
Daryl Gurney v Gerwyn Price
Gary Anderson v Benito van de Pas
Michael van Gerwen v Kim Huybrechts
Sunday January 28
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Peter Wright/Alan Norris v Dave Chisnall/Raymond van Barneveld
Mensur Suljovic/Michael Smith v Rob Cross/Ian White
Daryl Gurney/Gerwyn Price v Gary Anderson/Benito van de Pas
Michael van Gerwen/Kim Huybrechts v Simon Whitlock/James Wade
Evening Session (7pm)
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