Darts tickets for a new three-day tournament in the PDC calendar go on priority sale next week. The Masters will be held at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh from November 1-3 2013.

Tickets will go on Priority Sale on Monday August 19 (10am) to LIVEPDC.TV Annual Subscribers, who have an active Annual Subscription (one payment per year) at midnight on Wednesday August 14. Tickets will then go on General Sale on Wednesday August 21 (10am).

The ITV4-televised event will see the top 16 players from the PDC’s world rankings – led by World Champion Phil Taylor, Premier League Darts champion Michael van Gerwen, European Champion Adrian Lewis and Scotland’s former UK Open champion Robert Thornton – face off across three nights in a knockout format.

Play will commence on Friday November 1 with the eight First Round matches, with the four Quarter-Finals taking place on Saturday November 2.

The Semi-Finals and Final will then be held on Sunday November 3 in one session as the destiny of the title is decided.

The Masters will see darts return to the Royal Highland Centre for the first time since the Ingliston venue staged the popular Premier League Darts event in 2009.

“We’re delighted to be bringing darts back to the Royal Highland Centre with The Masters,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

“This is a new concept for us with only the world’s top 16 players qualifying, but the format will ensure high quality matches throughout three days and exciting matches between the biggest names in darts.

“Scotland has got a great darting history as well as a superb current crop of players, with Robert Thornton a firm fixture inside the top 16 and Gary Anderson fighting to get back into that elite.

“Staging The Masters in Edinburgh will again give Scottish fans the chance to enjoy top-class darts in the flesh this November.”

The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit following the Players Championship double-header in Killarney on October 19 & 20 will qualify to compete in The Masters.

Taylor – who has won the World Championship, UK Open and World Matchplay this year – is the current world number one, with van Gerwen second, Lewis third and Australian ace Simon Whitlock fourth, having jumped above James Wade in the Order of Merit recently.

English trio Andy Hamilton, Wes Newton and Justin Pipe complete the current top eight, with Dave Chisnall ninth and five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld tenth.

Top Scottish star Thornton currently sits 11th, ahead of Kevin Painter and Mervyn King, with Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan ranked 14th, Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts in 15th place and Terry Jenkins hanging on to the final qualifying place for The Masters.

However, Scotland’s Anderson is currently in 17th place in the Order of Merit and within touching distance of Jenkins, while Ronnie Baxter, Paul Nicholson and Lothian-born Peter Wright will also have their sights set on jumping into the top 16 before mid-October.

The Masters
Royal Highland Centre – Lowland Hall
Friday November 1
 (6.45pm Start)
8x First Round Games
Table Seats: £30
Tiered Seats: £20

Saturday November 2 (6.45pm Start)
4x Quarter-Finals
Table Seats: £30
Tiered Seats: £20

Sunday November 3 (6.45pm Start)
Semi-Finals & Final
Table Seats: £30
Tiered Seats: £20

How To Purchase Tickets
Tickets can be purchased through SeeTickets at http://pdc.seetickets.com with online sales only during the Priority Sale period.

LIVEPDC.TV Annual Subscribers must confirm the email address which is registered to their LIVEPDC.TV Subscription before being able to purchase tickets in the Priority Sales period.

Tickets on General Sale will be available online and by calling 0844 871 8807(calls cost 6p per minute from a BT landline plus standard network charge). Fans booking tickets from outside of the UK can call 0044 114 223 9817.

Tickets are limited to six per subscriber per session in the Priority Sales period.

Tickets on General Sale are limited to six per person for Table Seating, with Group Booking available for Tiered Seating.

Standard PDC Terms & Conditions of Ticket Sales apply - click here for full T&Cs.

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