World Championship nominated for two prestigious awards

Sports Business Award winner 2019

The William Hill World Darts Championship has been nominated for a fourth consecutive year in the Sports Business Awards.

The prestigious Sports Business Awards celebrate the achievements and hard work of individuals, teams and organisations in the delivery of sporting events and projects, and features a panel of judges from a wide range of sporting backgrounds.

The PDC's World Darts Championship has been shortlisted as a finalist in two of the 2020 Sports Business Awards categories: 'Best Sports Event of the Year' and 'Best Operations Team'.

At the 2019 awards, the World Darts Championship was named as the Best Match (or Game) Day Experience, having previously won the Best Operations Team at the 2018 ceremony.

"The William Hill World Darts Championship continues to grow in stature as a major sporting event, and these award nominations are testament to that," said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

"The 2019/20 event was a memorable one for so many reasons, and we're proud to have delivered a magnificent spectacle for the tens of thousands of fans who attended and the millions watching on TV across the globe.

"Alexandra Palace is now firmly established as the place to be over the festive sporting season, and I am also pleased to see the hard work of our magnificent team recognised."

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on Wednesday, December 16. For further information, please visit

Sports Business Awards nomination

2020 Sports Business Awards
Best Sports Event of the Year nominations

2019 NFL London Game – Raiders VS Bears – NFL
Big Game 12 – Harlequin Football Club
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup – Lancashire Cricket, Emirates Old Trafford
Obstacle Course Racing – Spartan UK and Ireland
ONE : CENTURY – ONE Championship
Rugby World Cup – Japan 2019 – World Rugby
The 2019 Solheim Cup – VisitScotland/EventScotland
Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 – International Netball Federation / England Netball
World Darts Championship – Professional Darts Corporation

Sports Business Awards nomination

Best Operations Team nominations
Chelsea Football Club Marketing & Events
Cheltenham Racecourse – The Jockey Club
Cricket Team – CSM Live
Operations Department – Harlequin Football Club
Spartan UK and Ireland
The 2019 Solheim Cup Project Team – VisitScotland/EventScotland
World Darts Championship – Professional Darts Corporation