Wright targeting world number one spot before World Championship

William Hill World Darts Championship

Jul 26 2021

Peter Wright is aiming to head to Alexandra Palace as world number one in December.

Betfred donate £33,000 to The Stroke Association from 2021 World Matchplay

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 26 2021

The Stroke Association will benefit from a £33,000 donation from Betfred following the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay.

Wright outplays Van den Bergh to claim first World Matchplay title

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 25 2021

Tearful Peter Wright claimed Betfred World Matchplay glory on Sunday night.

Wright taking emotion out of clash with lockdown lodger Van den Bergh

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 25 2021

Peter Wright insists he is taking the emotion out of his meeting with Dimitri Van den Bergh in Sunday's World Matchplay final.

Wright & Van den Bergh to meet in final after emotional semi-finals night

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 24 2021

Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh made it through to the Betfred World Matchplay final.

Wright & Van Gerwen set up tasty Blackpool semi-final clash

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 23 2021

Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen will clash in the Betfred World Matchplay semi-finals.

Aspinall hoping to continue 'childhood dream' against MvG

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 23 2021

Hear from Nathan Aspinall and Michael van Gerwen ahead of their quarter-final clash.

Superb Van den Bergh joined by Ratajski in Blackpool semi-finals

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 22 2021

Dimitri Van den Bergh's bid to retain the Betfred World Matchplay title will continue with a semi-final against Krzysztof Ratajski.

The Darts Show Podcast: World Matchplay Special

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 22 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Darts Show Podcast, recorded behind the scenes at the Winter Gardens.

Van den Bergh & Price set for seismic showdown in Blackpool

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 22 2021

The Winter Gardens is preparing for a seismic Thursday night showdown at the Betfred World Matchplay.

The 2020 Betfred World Matchplay was staged from July 18-26 behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

The prestigious event saw 32 of the world's best players battle it out for The Phil Taylor Trophy, with the world's top 16 joined by 16 qualifiers from the ProTour Order of Merit.

Dimitri Van den Bergh became the first player to win on debut since the tournament's first staging in 1994.

2020 Betfred World Matchplay
Saturday July 18

5x First Round Matches
Simon Whitlock 10-4 Ryan Joyce
Krzysztof Ratajski 10-4 Jermaine Wattimena
James Wade 12-10 Keegan Brown
Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Brendan Dolan
Gary Anderson 10-5 Justin Pipe

Sunday July 19
5x First Round Matches
Mensur Suljovic 12-10 Jamie Hughes
Glen Durrant 10-3 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Rob Cross 8-10 Gabriel Clemens
Peter Wright 10-8 Jose De Sousa
Michael Smith 10-3 Jonny Clayton

Monday July 20
5x First Round Matches
Vincent van der Voort 10-6 Dave Chisnall
Joe Cullen 13-12 Ian White
Daryl Gurney 10-5 Ricky Evans
Danny Noppert 10-7 Gerwyn Price
Adrian Lewis 11-9 Steve Beaton

Tuesday July 21
1x First Round, 4x Second Round Matches
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-5 Nathan Aspinall (R1)
Michael Smith 14-12 Mensur Suljovic
Gary Anderson 11-8 James Wade
Simon Whitlock 11-4 Michael van Gerwen
Krzysztof Ratajski 12-10 Gabriel Clemens 

Wednesday July 22
4x Second Round Matches
Vincent van der Voort 11-5 Daryl Gurney
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-9 Joe Cullen
Glen Durrant 11-8 Peter Wright 
Adrian Lewis 11-7 Danny Noppert

Thursday July 23
2x Quarter-Finals
Michael Smith 16-13 Krzysztof Ratajski
Gary Anderson 16-12 Simon Whitlock

Friday July 24
2x Quarter-Finals 

Dimitri Van den Bergh 16-12 Adrian Lewis 
Glen Durrant 18-16 Vincent van der Voort

Saturday July 25
Semi-Finals

Gary Anderson 18-16 Michael Smith
Dimitri Van den Bergh 17-15 Glen Durrant

Sunday July 26
Final

Dimitri Van den Bergh 18-10 Gary Anderson

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 additional leg is sudden-death. 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 Money
Winner - £150,000
Runner-Up - £70,000
Semi-Finalists - £50,000
Quarter-Finalists - £25,000
Second Round Losers - £15,000
First Round Losers - £10,000
Total - £700,000

PDC Order of Merit Qualifiers
1 Michael van Gerwen
2 Peter Wright
3 Gerwyn Price
4 Rob Cross
5 Michael Smith
6 Nathan Aspinall
7 Daryl Gurney
8 Gary Anderson
9 James Wade
10 Dave Chisnall
11 Ian White
12 Mensur Suljovic
13 Krzysztof Ratajski
14 Adrian Lewis
15 Glen Durrant
16 Simon Whitlock

ProTour Order of Merit Qualifiers
Joe Cullen
Brendan Dolan
Jose De Sousa (Debut)
Danny Noppert
Jermaine Wattimena
Gabriel Clemens (Debut)
Jonny Clayton
Jamie Hughes
Jeffrey de Zwaan
Ryan Joyce (Debut)
Dimitri Van den Bergh (Debut)
Justin Pipe
Vincent van der Voort
Keegan Brown
Steve Beaton
Ricky Evans