World Match Play Darts in Blackpool


Live Darts from the seaside in Blackpool at the Winter Gardens

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PDC World Matchplay Darts 2018 Events Calendar.

Darts in the North West of England by the sea in the summer live from one of the greatest darting venues of all time, Blackpools World Famous Winter Gardens ( Empress Ballroom ).

The Match Schedule will be confirmed with World No.1 & Two Time Blackpool Champion Michael van Gerwen in action on the Opening night.

Players will compete for the first time for The Phil Taylor Trophy.

PHIL TAYLOR 2017 CHAMPION (P Taylor 18-8 P Wright.)

BetVictor World Matchplay Darts Tickets 2018 Blackpool Winter Gardens

DATES & TIMES
MATCHES
TICKETS AVAILABLE
Saturday 21st July 2018
4x First Round - 7pm
Empress Ballroom
World Matchplay 2018

Opening Night - Sat 21 July



Sunday 22nd July 2018
4x First Round - 1pm
Afternoon
World Matchplay 2018

Sun 22 July - 1pm



Sunday 22nd July 2018
4x First Round 7pm
Evening
World Matchplay 2018

Sun 22 July - 7pm



Monday 23rd July 2018
4x First Round 7pm
Evening
World Matchplay 2018

Mon 23 July - 7pm



Tuesday 24th July 2018
4x Second Round 7pm
Evening
World Matchplay 2018

Tues 24 July - 7pm



Wednesday 25th July 2018
4x Second Round 7pm
Evening
World Matchplay 2018

Wed 25 July - 7pm



Thursday 26th July 2018
2x Quarter-Finals 7pm
Evening
World Matchplay 2018

Thurs 26 July - 7pm



Friday 27th July 2018
2x Quarter-Finals 7pm
Evening
World Matchplay 2018

Fri 27 July - 7pm



Saturday 28th July 2018
2x Semi-Finals 7pm
Evening
World Matchplay 2018

Sat 28 July - 7pm



Sunday 29th July 2018
Darts Final - 7pm
Empress Ballroom
World Matchplay 2018

Sun 29 July - 7pm



  • Event Information

    2018 Info will appear here...

    2017 Info (See below)

    Looking to win a third successive World Matchplay MICHAEL VAN GERWEN defence begins on the Monday Night against Stephen Bunting.

    The big hitters open the tournament with games including Michael Smith, James Wade, Gary Anderson & Peter Wright. Phil Taylor v Gerwyn Price is on Sunday Night.

    BetVictor World Matchplay

    First Round Draw & Tournament Bracket

    Michael van Gerwen (1) v Stephen Bunting
    Simon Whitlock (16) v Kyle Anderson
    Phil Taylor (8) v Gerwyn Price
    Raymond van Barneveld (9) v Joe Cullen
    Dave Chisnall (5) v Mervyn King
    Kim Huybrechts (12) v Alan Norris
    Adrian Lewis (4) v Steve Beaton
    Ian White (13) v Rob Cross
    Gary Anderson (2) v Christian Kist
    Benito van de Pas (15) v Daryl Gurney
    Mensur Suljovic (7) v John Henderson
    Jelle Klaasen (10) v Justin Pipe
    James Wade (6) v Darren Webster
    Michael Smith (11) v Steve West
    Peter Wright (3) v James Wilson
    Robert Thornton (14) v Cristo Reyes

    BetVictor World Matchplay
    Schedule of Play
    Saturday July 22 (7pm)
    4x First Round
    Michael Smith 5-10 Steve West
    James Wade 11-13 Darren Webster
    Gary Anderson 10-7 Christian Kist
    Peter Wright 10-8 James Wilson

    Sunday July 23
    Afternoon Session (1pm)
    4x First Round
    Jelle Klaasen 5-10 Justin Pipe
    Robert Thornton 3-10 Cristo Reyes
    Benito van de Pas 9-11 Daryl Gurney
    Mensur Suljovic 10-4 John Henderson

    Evening Session (7.30pm)
    4x First Round
    Dave Chisnall 10-7 Mervyn King
    Phil Taylor 10-5 Gerwyn Price
    Raymond van Barneveld 10-8 Joe Cullen
    Kim Huybrechts 6-10 Alan Norris

    Monday July 24 (7pm)
    4x First Round
    Simon Whitlock v Kyle Anderson
    Adrian Lewis v Steve Beaton
    Michael van Gerwen v Stephen Bunting
    Ian White v Rob Cross

    Tuesday July 25 (7pm)
    4x Second Round
    M Suljovic 11-6 J Pipe
    D Webster 11-7 S West
    G Anderson 9-11 D Gurney
    P Wright 11-4 C Reyes

    Wednesday July 26 (7pm)
    4x Second Round
    D Chisnall 12-14 A Norris
    A Lewis 11-8 R Cross
    P Taylor 11-3 R van Barneveld
    M van Gerwen 11-3 S Whitlock

    Thursday July 27 (7pm)
    2x Quarter-Finals
    Daryl Gurney 16-13 Mensur Suljovic
    Darren Webster 12-16 Peter Wright

    Friday July 28 (7pm)
    2x Quarter-Finals
    Alan Norris 13-16 Adrian Lewis
    Michael van Gerwen 6-16 Phil Taylor

    Saturday July 29 (7pm)
    Semi-Finals
    Daryl Gurney 15-17 Peter Wright
    Adrian Lewis 9-17 Phil Taylor

    Sunday July 30 (7pm)
    Final
    Peter Wright 8-18 Phil Taylor

    Format
    First Round - Best of 19 legs
    Second Round - Best of 21 legs
    Quarter-Finals - Best of 31 legs
    Semi-Finals - Best of 33 legs
    Final - Best of 35 legs

    * Each game must be won by two clear legs, with up to a maximum of five additional legs being played before the sixth "extra" leg is sudden-death. There will be no re-throw for the bull in this instance.
    For example, should a First Round game (best of 19 legs) reach 12-12, then the 25th leg would be the final and deciding leg

    Prize Fund
    Winner £100,000
    Runner-Up £50,000
    Semi-Finalists £25,000
    Quarter-Finalists £15,000
    Second Round Losers £7,500
    First Round Losers £5,000
    Total £400,000
    * In addition, should any player achieve a nine-dart finish, they would receive a £5,000 bonus. In the event of more than one player hitting a nine-dart finish, the bonus would be shared on a pro-rata basis.


  • Photos

    • Phil Taylor Winner 2017.
      World Matchplay Winner 2017

      P Taylor 18-8 P Wright.

    • Phil Taylor Winner 2017.
      MVG Winner 2016

      Michael van Gerwen 18-10 P Taylor.

    • MVG Winner 2015.
      MVG Winner 2015

      Michael van Gerwen 18-12 J Wade.

    • Phil Taylor Winner 2014.
      P Taylor Winner 2014

      Michael van Gerwen 9-18 P Taylor.

  • Blackpool Map

    Winter Gardens & Opera House, 97 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL England.
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