The draw for the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay will take place on Sunday July 12, broadcast live across Betfred’s social media channels.
Following the conclusion of the final day of the PDC Summer Series, commentator Dan Dawson will be joined by former Players Champion Paul Nicholson to conduct the draw for the summer's biggest darts tournament.
The 32-player field for the prestigious World Matchplay will be confirmed after the Summer Series of five Players Championship events have taken place from July 8-12 behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.
The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit will be seeded for the World Matchplay, and they will each be drawn against one of the 16 qualifiers from the one-year ProTour Order of Merit.
These will be the last five events to take place before the new World Matchplay cut-off date of July 12, and with £375,000 in prize money on offer all 128 competing players will have the chance to force their way into the 32-player field.
Heading into the five Summer Series tournaments, 2019 World Matchplay semi-finalist Glen Durrant and Polish number one Krzysztof Ratajski are in line to be seeded in the event for the first time.
Reigning champion Rob Cross is currently set to be the fourth seed in his challenge to retain the Phil Taylor Trophy, while 2018 champion Gary Anderson is in the provisional eighth seeding position.
Ryan Searle, a Players Championship winner earlier this year, is on course to claim his World Matchplay debut amongst the 16 ProTour Order of Merit qualifiers, with Jose De Sousa, Gabriel Clemens and Dimitri Van den Bergh also presently in line to compete in the prestigious event for the first time.
Gabriel Clemens is in to become the second German player to compete in the World Matchplay, emulating the achievement of two-time qualifier Max Hopp.
Full details of how to watch the Betfred World Matchplay draw through Betfred’s social media channels will be available in due course.