STARS from the world of darts, including World Champion Gary Anderson and World Number One Michael van Gerwen, are preparing to return to Gibraltar for the fourth staging of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy from May 6-8.
The three-day tournament will see 48 players descend on the Victoria Stadium to compete for £115,000 in the third of ten PDC European Tour events being staged across continental Europe this year.
The field will include reigning Gibraltar Darts Trophy champion Michael van Gerwen and 2014 winner James Wade, who will be joined by World Champion Gary Anderson, 2015 Gibraltar runner-up Terry Jenkins, two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis and flamboyant Peter "Snakebite" Wright amongst the 16 seeded players.
The 20 UK Qualifiers came from a knockout event in Barnsley last Friday and include former Gibraltar Darts Trophy finalists Jamie Lewis and Steve Beaton as well as Ross Smith, who landed a nine-dart finish in Gibraltar in 2013 and knocked out Phil Taylor in qualifying.
Former major winners Kevin Painter and Stephen Bunting also won places in Gibraltar, alongside former major finalists Andy Hamilton, Mark Walsh, Wayne Jones, Alan Norris and the emerging Australian star Kyle Anderson.
April's European Qualifier will provide a further eight qualifiers and will feature the likes of Dutch stars Raymond van Barneveld, Vincent van der Voort and Jelle Klaasen, while four Gibraltarian representatives will be found at the Host Nation Qualifier on Thursday May 5.
Tickets are also available in person at the event, subject to availability. Travel & Accommodation Packages available on request from the Ministry of Sports.
Fans attending the Gibraltar Darts Trophy can find out further information of activities to enjoy during their stay in Gibraltar, or discover more about the destination, through www.visitgibraltar.gi.
Gibraltar Darts Trophy
May 6-8, Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar
Top 16 Seeded Players (enter at Second Round)
Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Michael Smith, James Wade, Kim Huybrechts, Dave Chisnall, Ian White, Adrian Lewis, Jelle Klaasen, Terry Jenkins, Robert Thornton, Benito van de Pas, Gary Anderson, Mensur Suljovic, Simon Whitlock, Mervyn King
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Qualifiers
Ross Smith, Nick Fullwell, Justin Pipe, Stephen Bunting, Gerwyn Price, Daryl Gurney, Alan Norris, Jamie Lewis, John Henderson, Andy Hamilton, Steve Beaton, Mark Walsh, Steve West, Joe Murnan, David Pallett, Wayne Jones, Kyle Anderson, Kevin Painter, Joe Cullen, Stuart Kellett
Plus: Eight European Qualifiers (TBC April 22) & Four Host Nation Qualifiers (TBC May 5)