Newcastle Masters 7 | Event Preview


The seventh staging of the NE Sporting Events Newcastle Masters comes to the Lancastrian Suite on Friday April 12 as the ‘Champion of Champions’ event gets under way with a star-studded line-up in Newcastle. The reigning PDC World Youth Champion Dimitri van den Bergh will make his debut in the Newcastle Masters as the 24-year old Belgian brings entertainment, top-quality professionalism and of course his superb dance moves to Newcastle.

The 2018 PDC World Darts Champion Rob Cross will be making his debut at the Newcastle Masters as he looks to win another debut title as he looks to pick up the Davey Dodds memorial trophy. Cross had a mesmerising year in 2018, and we’re all delighted to see the World Champ at the seventh Newcastle Masters.

Joining Van den Bergh is the former back-to-back PDC World Champion ‘Jackpot’ Adrian Lewis. It’s going to be fantastic to see Adrian in full-flow as not only is he one of the most naturally gifted players on the planet, but he’s also a great entertainer at darts exhibitions, and I’m sure the hundreds in attendance will be treated to some vintage ‘Jackpot’ entertainment.. The final Champion joining us at the Newcastle Masters is none other than the 2017 World Grand Prix Champion Daryl Gurney. Gurney competed in the Premier League for the first time in 2018, and he’s a top-class entertainer as he completes the professional line-up for the seventh Newcastle Masters.

Joining the four Champions, are five wild-card picks which were chosen by NE Sporting Events.

Joe ‘The Gaffa’ Gaffney 

Joe has been on the local circuit for a few years now, and is a former Teesside youth champion, still only 19 but seems to have been playing for absolutely ages.

Simon ‘Blyth Spartan’ Tate
Simon has really burst through this year, qualifying for the UK Open and is a really dangerous player on his day.

Dean ‘Toon Raider’ Jones

NE Sporting Events sponsored youth development tour player Dean has took the opportunity to try his hand on the tour, stepping up from local leagues which is an achievement in itself, although results haven’t went his way as yet, his commitment and self belief is unquestioned.
We all remember last year when our dear friend Davey Dodds sadly passed, Dean stepped in with the highest bid of £650 to buy his place in last years masters, with the money going towards Doddsy’s funeral costs.
Dean is another player who on his day is very capable.

Carl ‘The Jackal’ Hamilton

What can we say about Carl that you don’t already know?
He’s the most improved player in the North East, winning competitions left, right and centre. This guy is a force to be reckoned with and he is a very talented, dangerous opponent on the oche who’ll take some beating.

Cameron ‘The Chameleon’ Anderson

Cameron is very well known in the North East for his skill , going from strength to strength on the local circuit and also trying his hand on the PDC development tour.
A very talented young player with a massive future ahead in the game.

The MC for the evening will be none other than world renowned master of ceremonies Mr Paul Booth, Paul specialises in Boxing, Darts and Marathon running. The referee for this event will be the Scottish BDO referee Mr Anthony Dundas.

So who will be batttling it out for the Davey Dodds Memorial Trophy you ask? Well, we know the competitors, and we now have the full draw for the seventh Newcastle Masters. (Pictured below)

Tickets for the event are still available, but please act quickly as they will soon sell out.

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A video preview of the seventh Newcastle Masters is also available over on my YouTube channel.

Many Thanks to Civils and Lintels & Graphic International who are the sponsors of the event. There are more sponsorship packages still available. If interested, please get in touch on social media –  

In addition, as always in traditional fashion, the official Newcastle Masters after-party will be at the Spot White venue.  


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