Peter Wright in action at the Brisbane Darts Masters in 2018.
Peter Wright in action at the Brisbane Darts Masters in 2018. AAP - Richard Walker

Darts champ targets triple treat

HE'S the reigning Melbourne Masters champion and Peter Wright reckons he can defend that title and win the two others on the World Series of Darts tour of Oceania starting Friday night.

The man they call 'Snakebite' is ready to strike at the Brisbane Masters which gets underway on Friday night and continues tomorrow at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

He is aiming to maintain his superb form going into the triple-header in Australia and New Zealand.

Wright won his second German Darts Masters title last month and followed that success in Cologne with back-to-back Players Championship triumphs.

The Scot hopes to dethrone defending champion Rob Cross in Brisbane before defending his Melbourne Darts Masters title on August 16-17.

He is also aiming to claim the NZ Darts Masters title in Hamilton on August 23-24.

"I feel really good, I think I can win all of them," Wright said in Brisbane ahead of the series opener.

"I'm going in there as No.1 seed. As No.1 seed all the guys have got to try and beat me."

Peter Wright in action at the 2018 Brisbane Darts Masters at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Saturday, August 18, 2018 (AAP Image/Richard Walker)
Wright is a colourful character. AAP - Richard Walker

Wright reached the last eight in the Betfred World Matchplay recently before being beaten by Daryl Gurney, who is also on the World Series tour.

"I played consistent but I missed lots of doubles that let him in," he said.

"He didn't lie down, he played fantastic so hats off to him.

"I said that whoever's going to beat me has got to play well, and he played well."

The Brisbane Masters is on Friday and Saturday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The following week the tour moves to Melbourne next weekend` before heading to Hamilton from August 23-24.

Tickets are available from au/DartsMasters.