2023 PDC calendar unveiled

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Sep 30 2022

The 2023 PDC calendar will see over 170 days of darts played around the world.

'Proud' Price vows to learn from World Matchplay campaign

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 28 2022

Gerwyn Price insists he will take the positives from his Betfred World Matchplay campaign after succumbing to Michael van Gerwen in a thrilling final last Sunday.

Inspired Van Gerwen hails 'special' World Matchplay success

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 25 2022

Michael van Gerwen hailed his third Betfred World Matchplay triumph as one of the greatest wins of his career, after he fought back to record a thrilling 18-14 victory over Gerwyn Price on Sunday.

Betfred to donate over £35,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 25 2022

Betfred will donate an amazing £35,428 to Macmillan Cancer Support following their hugely successful charity activity at the Betfred World Matchplay.

Vintage Van Gerwen stuns Price to claim World Matchplay hat-trick

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 24 2022

Michael van Gerwen produced a supreme display to defeat Gerwyn Price and clinch a third Betfred World Matchplay title on a scintillating Sunday night in Blackpool.

Betfred secure new three-year World Matchplay sponsorship

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 24 2022

Betfred have extended their title sponsorship of the Betfred World Matchplay to at least the end of the 2025 event under a new three-year agreement.

Van Gerwen & Price poised for Blackpool blockbuster

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 24 2022

Gerwyn Price will take on Michael van Gerwen in Sunday’s Betfred World Matchplay final, as two of the sport’s premier players collide in a Blackpool blockbuster.

Sherrock aiming to build a legacy as she eyes Blackpool glory

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 24 2022

Fallon Sherrock insists she wants to create a legacy as she eyes victory in the inaugural Betfred Women’s World Matchplay on Sunday.

Nine-dart Price to meet Van Gerwen in World Matchplay final

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 23 2022

Gerwyn Price landed a history-making nine-dart finish to set up a mouth-watering clash against Michael van Gerwen in Sunday’s Betfred World Matchplay final, following a sensational night of action at the Winter Gardens.

Final four relishing semi-final Saturday at the World Matchplay

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 23 2022

Former champions Michael van Gerwen and Dimitri Van den Bergh will collide in Saturday's Betfred World Matchplay semi-finals, as Gerwyn Price takes on Danny Noppert on a bumper night at the Winter Gardens.

Tearful Peter Wright claimed Betfred World Matchplay glory on Sunday night, ending Dimitri Van den Bergh's hopes of back-to-back titles with a sensational 18-9 triumph in Blackpool.
 
World number two Wright had lost in the Winter Gardens final four years ago, but this time lifted the trophy named in honour of his conqueror in 2017 - Phil Taylor - to cap a memorable tournament.
 
Wright had won through to the final with a stunning defeat of Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals, and treated a capacity Winter Gardens crowd to another superb performance in the final.

"That one was for Jo [Wright's wife]," said an emotional Wright. "She's been through a lot over the last year or so, but she insisted she would be here for the final.

"I’ve backed up what I said to everyone a month back.

"A lot of players have commentated saying I should leave the talking to my darts and that’s what I’ve done.

"I used to watch the World Matchplay as a kid and now my name is on the trophy forever and that’s special.

“It was amazing to lift that trophy in front of this amazing crowd.

“As soon as I walked on, the crowd were behind me and it was a real goosebumps moment, the hairs stood up on the back of my neck."
 
Wright averaged 105.90 in the final and claimed a £150,000 prize, denying Van den Bergh - who spent three months living with his opponent during lockdown in 2020 - the chance to become only the fourth player to retain the title
 
Wright was clinical in punishing early Van den Bergh misses to open up leads of 3-0 and 4-1, before reeling off four straight legs - including breaks of throw in 11 and 12 darts - to move 8-2 up.
 
Van den Bergh stepped in following five uncharacteristic misses from his rival in leg 11, and produced a 12-darter to reduce the gap to 8-4.
 
Wright, though, restored his cushion with a 13-dart leg and produced a ten-darter to move 10-4 up and close in on glory.
 
Van den Bergh rallied, finishing 87, 96 and 84 in winning four of the next six to pull back to 12-8, only for an 11-darter from Wright to halt his momentum.
 
The Scot then took out 62 to lead 14-8 and punished misses from the reigning champion in the next two legs as he edged clear.

After Wright then took out 84 on the bull to create a 17-8 cushion, Van den Bergh landed the game's only ton-plus checkout of 105, but it proved to be only a consolation as Wright sealed the deal with a 13-dart leg on double nine.
 
Van den Bergh picked up £70,000 as runner-up following a stout defence of his title, which included a victory over World Champion Gerwyn Price and a second round record 14 180s in his defeat of Dave Chisnall.

The popular Belgian remained upbeat despite a frustrating final, with his run on his Winter Gardens debut seeing him become just the second player in the tournament's history to reach the final in his first two World Matchplay appearances.

"Every game I’ve played, I’ve dug deep and played my best but tonight Peter was just outstanding," said Van den Bergh.

"Of course it was a disappointment [to lose] but I can say that I gave everything and never gave up.

"I said to Peter that I’ll be back stronger. I’m number five in the world and I’m only 27, so I’ve got time on my side."

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