Pressrelease: Egmond aan Zee, Tuesday the 19th of August 2014
With the results of the Antwerp Open, played last weekend in Belgium, the rankings for Zuiderduin Masters 2014 completed. Based on this rankings players are invited to participate in this event played from 5 till 7 December at hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee
16 of the 24 players in the mens event will be invited. These 16 players are the top 16 of the Zuiderduin Masters rankings 2013. Other players can qualify through the Champions League of Darts, and the winners of the HAL Open Darts 2014 are invited. The promotors can invite players with a wildcard
The first 8 players of the Zuiderduin Masters rankins are seeded and each one will be one the number one postion of a group of 3 players. The other 16 players will be added to a group by draw later this Year.
The 8 seeded players are:
- Wesley Harms (Neth)
- Martin Adams (Eng)
- Rick Hofstra (Ned)
- Scott Mitchell (Eng)
- Jan Dekker (Neth)
- Geert De Vos (Bel)
- Gary Robson (Eng)
- Tony O’Shea (Eng)
De other 8 none seeded players who receive an invitation are:
- Jamie Hughes (Wal)
- Alan Norris (Eng)
- James Wilson (Eng)
- Scott Waites (Eng)
- Jeffrey de Graaf (Neth)
- Michel van der Horst (Neth)
- Remco van Eijden (Neth)
- Ross Montgomery (Sco)
The 8 remaining spots will be announced later
- Wildcard (*)
- Wildcard (**)
- Winner of Champions League of Darts 2014
(*) James won Zuiderduin Masters 2013 and qualified through the rankings, so for this spot a player will receive a wildcard.
(**) Martin Adams won the HAL Open Darts 2014 and is the number two seed of the Zuiderduin Masters rankings. Also for this spot a player will be selected for a wildcard.
For the ladies event two players are invited based on the rankings. One player can qualify by the CLoD, the winner of the Zuiderduin Masters 2013 for ladies is invited to play and the HAL Open Darts 2014 Ladies champion. The remaining spots are filled in with a wildcard.
The two ladies invited by the rankings are seeded as head of a group. By draw the other players are added to a group
The seeded ladies are:
- Aileen de Graaf (Neth)
- Anastasia Dobromyslova (Rus)
- wildcard (***)
- Deta Hedman (Eng) Ladies Champion HAL Open Darts 2014
(***) Aileen de Graaf is the reigning Zuiderduin Masters 2013 ladies champion and the number one seed on the 2014 Zuiderduin Masters ranking so for this spot the promoter will select a player for a wildcard.
The Zuiderduin Masters Youth 2014has no seeding. For these two groups of 3 players each a draw decides in which a player has to play. One player we already know. One player can qualify by the CLoD
1. Colin Roelofs (Ned) (winner HAL Open Darts 2014 for boys) 2. Winner Champions League of Darts 2014
The other 3 players are invited in consolation with de Dutch Darts Bond
3. wildcard 4. wildcard 5. wildcard 6. wildcard
Ticket sale for Zuiderduin Masters 2014 already started. See www.zuiderduinmasters.nl for more information and special hotel offers.