ASPINALL SET FOR LAS VEGAS DEBUT AT WORLD SERIES

NATHAN ASPINALL is to make his World Series of Darts debut in July after competitors for this year's international events were confirmed.

Aspinall followed up his run to the World Championship semi-finals by winning the 2019 UK Open last month ahead of his Contender appearance in the Premier League.

The Stockport youngster will now step onto the global stage after being confirmed as one of the eight PDC competitors for July's US Darts Masters in Las Vegas.

Aspinall will join reigning champion Gary Anderson, World Champion Michael van Gerwen and Premier League stars Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith competing at the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort on July 4-5.

The US Darts Masters - the first of the year's five international events on the World Series of Darts circuit - will also feature eight North American players following qualifying events on July 2-3.

Austria's Mensur Suljovic will defend his title at the German Darts Masters on July 12-13 as the sport's top stars return to Europe for the third staging of that event.

Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld and reigning European Champion James Wade will join Van Gerwen, Cross, Anderson, Gurney and Wright in competing at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne.

Those eight PDC stars will take on eight leading German aces, with the World Cup pairing of Max Hopp and Martin Schindler to be joined by German Superleague qualifiers Gabriel Clemens, Nico Kurz, Kevin Munch, Robert Marijanovic, Christian Bunse and Maik Langendorf.

The World Series of Darts will continue with an Oceanic treble-header during August as the leading players in the sport head Down Under.

Cross will defend the Brisbane Darts Masters title on August 9-10 as the BCEC plays host to the World Series of Darts for a second successive year.

The Melbourne Darts Masters, at The Melbourne Arena on August 16-17, will then see Wright defending the title he claimed 12 months ago.

That pair will be joined in all three of August's events by Van Gerwen, Anderson and Gurney as well as the Australian trio of Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson and Corey Cadby.

In addition, top New Zealander Cody Harris has been invited to compete in the NZ Darts Masters, presented by Burger King and TAB, with Hamilton's Claudelands Arena hosting the World Series of Darts for the first time on August 23-24.

Further competitors for the events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hamilton will be confirmed in due course, with other leading PDC players set to be joined by qualifiers from Australia and New Zealand.

Following the five international tournaments, Amsterdam's AFAS Live will host the season-ending World Series of Darts Finals from November 1-3.

Ticket information for all events is available at www.pdc.tv/tickets.