Trio celebrate WDDA World Matchplay titles in Blackpool

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 20 2023

Vicky Martin, Gareth Smith and Garry Bennett all celebrated victory on the Winter Gardens stage in the WDDA World Matchplay finals in Blackpool this week.

Resurgent Gurney 'better than ever' as he eyes maiden Matchplay crown

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 20 2023

Daryl Gurney insists he’s a more complete player now than when he was ranked inside the world’s top three, as he bids to continue his resurgent run at the Betfred World Matchplay on Thursday.

Humphries installed as favourite for Betfred World Matchplay success

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 20 2023

Luke Humphries has been installed as the new favourite to win the 2023 Betfred World Matchplay, after coming through a thrilling second round tie-break against Dirk van Duijvenbode on Wednesday.

Wright & Van den Bergh exit; Humphries defeats Dirk in a thriller

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 19 2023

The big-name exodus continued at the Betfred World Matchplay on Wednesday night, as former champions Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh became the latest stars to exit in Blackpool.

Wright playing down title prospects ahead of Searle clash

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 19 2023

Peter Wright has played down his title prospects at this year’s Betfred World Matchplay, as he prepares to take on Ryan Searle for a place in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night.

Smith & Price crash out on incredible night at Betfred World Matchplay

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 18 2023

Chris Dobey and Joe Cullen produced inspired displays to dump out Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price on an extraordinary Tuesday night at the Betfred World Matchplay.

Aspinall 'on cloud nine' ahead of Noppert showdown

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 18 2023

Nathan Aspinall insists he’s on ‘cloud nine’ as he prepares to renew his rivalry with Dutch number two Danny Noppert for a place in the Betfred World Matchplay quarter-finals on Tuesday night.

Wright and Van den Bergh progress; Searle ruins Barney's return

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 17 2023

Former champions Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh moved through to the last 16 of the Betfred World Matchplay on Monday, as Ryan Searle ruined Raymond van Barneveld’s highly-anticipated Blackpool return.

Van Barneveld aiming to roll back the years on Winter Gardens return

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 17 2023

Raymond van Barneveld admits he will feel a sense of pride when he steps onto the Winter Gardens stage for the first time in five years, having fought his way back into the top echelons of darts.

Van den Bergh relishing return to 'magical' Winter Gardens

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 17 2023

Dimitri Van den Bergh is aiming to continue his remarkable Betfred World Matchplay record in 2023, as he prepares to take on European Champion Ross Smith in his Blackpool opener on Monday evening.

The 2022 Betfred World Matchplay took place from July 16-24 at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

The summer's biggest darts tournament saw 32 of the world's top stars in action across nine days.

Michael van Gerwen claimed his third World Matchplay title, defeating Gerwyn Price in the final to lift the Phil Taylor Trophy.

Details of the 2023 Betfred World Matchplay will be confirmed in due course.

2022 Betfred World Matchplay
Schedule of Play
Saturday July 16
4x First Round

Krzysztof Ratajski 10-6 Stephen Bunting
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-2 Callan Rydz
Peter Wright 10-4 Madars Razma
Rowby-John Rodriguez 10-7 Jonny Clayton

Sunday July 17
Afternoon Session
4x First Round

Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-8 Ryan Searle
Danny Noppert 10-6 Brendan Dolan
Daryl Gurney 10-7 Gary Anderson
Michael Smith 11-9 Andrew Gilding

Evening Session
4x First Round

Joe Cullen 10-2 Damon Heta
James Wade 10-4 Martin Lukeman
Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Adrian Lewis
Nathan Aspinall 10-5 Luke Humphries

Monday July 18
4x First Round

Rob Cross 11-9 Chris Dobey
Jose de Sousa 10-6 Gabriel Clemens
Gerwyn Price 10-8 Martin Schindler
Dave Chisnall 10-7 Kim Huybrechts

Tuesday July 19
4x Second Round
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-6 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Nathan Aspinall 11-9 James Wade
Peter Wright 13-11 Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael van Gerwen 11-5 Joe Cullen

Wednesday July 20
4x Second Round
Danny Noppert 11-4 Daryl Gurney
Jose de Sousa 11-8 Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price 11-8 Dave Chisnall
Dirk van Duijvenbode 11-7 Michael Smith

Thursday July 21
2x Quarter-Finals
Dimitri Van den Bergh 16-14 Peter Wright 
Michael van Gerwen 16-14 Nathan Aspinall

Friday July 22
2x Quarter-Finals
Danny Noppert 16-11 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Gerwyn Price 16-14 Jose De Sousa

Saturday July 23
Gerwyn Price 17-11 Danny Noppert
Michael van Gerwen 17-14 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Sunday July 24
Afternoon Session

Women's World Matchplay

Lisa Ashton 4-0 Chloe O’Brien
Aileen de Graaf 4-1 Laura Turner
Fallon Sherrock 4-2 Katie Sheldon
Lorraine Winstanley 4-3 Rhian Griffiths

Aileen de Graaf 5-4 Lisa Ashton
Fallon Sherrock 5-2 Lorraine Winstanley

Fallon Sherrock 6-3 Aileen de Graaf

Evening Session
Michael van Gerwen 18-14 Gerwyn Price

Draw Bracket
(1) Peter Wright v Madars Razma
(16) Krzysztof Ratajski v Stephen Bunting
(8) Jonny Clayton v Rowby-John Rodriguez
(9) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Callan Rydz
(4) Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis
(13) Joe Cullen v Damon Heta
(5) James Wade v Martin Lukeman
(12) Luke Humphries v Nathan Aspinall
(2) Gerwyn Price v Martin Schindler
(15) Dave Chisnall v Kim Huybrechts
(7) Jose de Sousa v Gabriel Clemens
(10) Rob Cross v Chris Dobey
(3) Michael Smith v Andrew Gilding
(14) Dirk van Duijvenbode v Ryan Searle
(6) Gary Anderson v Daryl Gurney
(11) Danny Noppert v Brendan Dolan

First Rounds - 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

Prize Fund
Winner - £200,000
Runner-Up - £100,000
Semi-Finalists - £50,000
Quarter-Finalists - £30,000
Second Round Losers - £15,000
First Round Losers - £10,000
Total - £800,000