Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade to compete in the PDC World Series of Darts
Last Updated: 13/06/19 9:56am
Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade will compete in the PDC World Series of Darts events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hamilton in August.
The duo have been confirmed alongside four further qualifiers from Australia and New Zealand.
Five-time World Champion Van Barneveld, a former World Series finalist in both Australia and New Zealand, will be part of the Oceanic treble-header as he continues his final year before retirement by competing in August's events.
The Dutch legend, 52, will be joined by reigning European Champion Wade - the 2018 World Series of Darts Finals winner and a former Perth Darts Masters finalist - as the final two of eight PDC representatives for the tournaments.
Wade, 36, was recently a Premier League semi-finalist after finishing in fourth position in the final league table following a strong season in the event, and has now spent more than a decade at the sport's top level.
The pair join the previously-announced Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright, and Simon Whitlock as the eight PDC representatives for the three World Series events, where they will take on eight Oceanic representatives in each first round.
2019 World Series of Darts Events:
|US Darts Masters||July 4-5||Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort, Las Vegas|
|German Darts Masters||July 12-13||LANXESS Arena, Cologne|
|Brisbane Darts Masters||August 9-10||BCEC, Brisbane|
|Melbourne Darts Masters||August 16-17||The Melbourne Arena|
|NZ Darts Masters, presented by Burger King & TAB||August 23-24||Claudelands Arena, Hamilton|
|World Series of Darts Finals||Nov 1-3||AFAS Live, Amsterdam|
You don't have to wait long until darts is back on Sky Sports with nine days of coverage from Blackpool and the World Matchplay. It starts on Saturday, July 20 and the final is on Sunday, July 28.