THE inaugural World Series of Darts Finals will be held at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on November 21-22.
The expansion of the World Series of Darts will see five tournaments held this year, with May's Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters and last weekend's Zipang Casino Japan Darts Masters followed in August by events in Perth, Sydney and Auckland.
Each World Series event offers ranking points for finishing positions, with the final top eight from the rankings progressing to compete in the World Series of Darts Finals.
That event - with play being held in two sessions per day on November 21-22 - will also feature 16 qualifiers from around the world, with details to be confirmed in due course.
The World Series of Darts Finals will see the PDC return to Glasgow's Braehead Arena, which previously hosted the Jocky Wilson Cup event in 2009 between Scotland and England.
With World Champion Gary Anderson and Sunday's Zipang Casino Japan Darts Masters runner-up Peter Wright both hailing from Scotland and Robert Thornton leading the country's batch of other PDC stars, Scottish darts has never been as strong.
In addition, Edinburgh has previously hosted The Unibet Masters, while the Betway Premier League events in Glasgow and Aberdeen both attract huge crowds each year.
"Scottish fans love their darts and this will be another fantastic opportunity for them to see the greatest players in the sport up close and personal in November," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
"The World Series of Darts as a concept has grown incredibly over the past three years since we first held events in Dubai and Sydney, and with Japan, Perth and Auckland also on the calendar in 2015 it was a natural development to create the World Series of Darts Finals.
"Alongside the top eight stars from the five events this year, we'll also have a series of 16 qualifiers from around the world who will again be hoping to show their talents on the big stage."
Hearn added: "It's great to be returning to the Braehead Arena. The atmosphere when we staged the Jocky Wilson Cup at the venue six years ago was amazing and showed the passion which Scottish fans have for the sport - it promises to be a memorable weekend."
Phil Taylor's win in the Japan Darts Masters, allied to his runner-up finish in Dubai a month ago, has seen him move clear at the top of the World Series of Darts Rankings, ahead of Dubai winner Michael van Gerwen.
Ticket information for the World Series of Darts Finals will be announced at www.pdc.tv/tickets once finalised.
World Series of Darts Ranking Points
Winner - 12 Points
Runner-Up - 8 Points
Semi-Finalists - 5 Points
Quarter-Finalists - 3 Points
First Round Losers (Last 16) - 1 Point
Latest World Series of Darts Rankings
20 Phil Taylor
17 Michael van Gerwen
11 Peter Wright
10 Gary Anderson
8 Adrian Lewis
6 James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld, Stephen Bunting
1 Haruki Muramatsu, Morihiro Hashimoto, Sho Katsumi, Masumi Chino, Yuki Yamada, Chikari Fujimori, Shintaro Inoue, Katsuya Aiba
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