Campbell faces Brandon at bet365 North American Championship

Matt Campbell (Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe)

Top seed Matt Campbell will begin his bid for bet365 North American Championship glory against Jason Brandon in Saturday’s tournament in the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The $25,000 tournament will be played on Saturday afternoon, as the sport’s leading North American stars compete for the $10,000 first prize and a place in the 2023/24 World Darts Championship.

Canadian number one Campbell will headline the eight-player event on June 3, as he bids to continue his impressive progress in the sport.

The 33-year-old will kick off his title tilt against Tennessee's Jason Brandon, who won a North American qualifier last month to secure his televised debut.

Second seed Jeff Smith – who lifted the title in 2018 – will open his challenge against his compatriot Jim Long in a repeat of April's CDC Cross-Border Challenge, where Smith ran out a comprehensive winner.

Elsewhere, American number one Jules van Dongen meets newcomer Jake Macmillan, with CDC Continental Cup winner Alex Spellman up against another big stage debutant in the form of JT Davis.

The tournament will feature the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final in one session on Saturday afternoon (1300 EST).

The bet365 North American Championship will be broadcast live through DAZN in the US and Canada, as well as in various other worldwide territories and exclusively in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Other live global coverage will be broadcast through Viaplay in various territories including the Netherlands, as well as via PDCTV in all countries outside Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

PDCTV Subscription options include a £25 Summer Pass which includes live coverage of the remaining four global World Series of Darts events from June-August through PDCTV.

bet365 North American Championship
Draw Bracket

(1) Matt Campbell v Jason Brandon
(4) Alex Spellman v JT Davis
(2) Jeff Smith v Jim Long
(3) Jules van Dongen v Jake Macmillan

Schedule of Play
Saturday June 3 (1300 EST)

Matt Campbell v Jason Brandon
Alex Spellman v JT Davis
Jeff Smith v Jim Long
Jules van Dongen v Jake Macmillan

Campbell/Brandon v Spellman/Davis
Smith/Long v Van Dongen/Macmillan

All games - best of 11 legs

Note: Under PDC Rule 3.9, should Jeff Smith (third year of Tour Card) or Matt Campbell (second year of Tour Card and in top 64) win the North American Championship, they would not be eligible to qualify for the 2023/24 World Darts Championship.

In this instance, the qualifying place would be awarded to a further Championship Darts Corporation representative, with details to be confirmed in due course.