Smith & Aspinall come through classics to reach quarter-finals

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 21 2021

Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall came through second round epics at the Betfred World Matchplay as round two concluded.

Van Gerwen aiming to end title drought at Betfred World Matchplay

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 21 2021

Michael van Gerwen believes he can end an eight-month wait for a tournament win in the Betfred World Matchplay

Van den Bergh & Price set up blockbuster quarter-final on Night Four

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 20 2021

Dimitri Van den Bergh and Gerwyn Price set up a mouth-watering Betfred World Matchplay quarter-final.

Cross reaping the rewards following "hardest year"

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 20 2021

Rob Cross believes he is regaining the form which earned him Betfred World Matchplay glory in 2019.

Humphries KO's Wade as Wright, Cross & Smith progress

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 18 2021

The 2021 Betfred World Matchplay continues on Sunday with a double session of first round action.

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Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 17 2021

Check out all the ways to watch the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay around the world.

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Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 17 2021

Price to relish first World Champion walk-on with fans

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 17 2021

Gerwyn Price is relishing the chance to finally be introduced as World Champion in front of a live crowd on Saturday night.

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Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 16 2021

Check out all the ways you can get involved in this summer’s biggest darts event!

Updated Betfred World Matchplay FAQ for ticket holders

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 16 2021

Ahead of the Betfred World Matchplay, the following information is now available for all ticket holders attending the event.

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