WDDA stars return for big-stage appearances in Blackpool


Jul 17 2023

The PDC will again be supporting the World Disability Darts Association during the 2023 Betfred World Matchplay, as the organisation stages its own World Matchplay Finals on stage.

Dolan causes astonishing upset to dethrone Van Gerwen in Blackpool

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 16 2023

Brendan Dolan caused one of the biggest upsets in Betfred World Matchplay history with a sensational victory over reigning champion Michael van Gerwen on Day Two in Blackpool.

Smith aiming to cement legacy with World Matchplay success

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 16 2023

Michael Smith is bidding to cement his status as one of the sport’s greats by adding a maiden Betfred World Matchplay title to his growing haul in Blackpool this week.

Rock: Blackpool bow is a 'dream come true'

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 16 2023

Josh Rock will fulfil another darting dream when he makes his highly-anticipated Betfred World Matchplay debut on Sunday afternoon in Blackpool.

Price powers through, as Anderson dumps out Chisnall on Day One

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 15 2023

Gerwyn Price began his Betfred World Matchplay campaign with a convincing win over Stephen Bunting, as Gary Anderson dumped out Dave Chisnall on a star-studded opening night in Blackpool.

Ways to get involved in the Betfred World Matchplay

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 15 2023

Whether you're heading to the Winter Gardens or enjoying the action from home, there are plenty of ways you can get involved in the 2023 Betfred World Matchplay.

Resurgent Anderson relishing underdog tag in Blackpool

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 15 2023

Gary Anderson's return to form in 2023 has made the darting world sit up and take notice, but The Flying Scotsman isn't getting too carried away with himself just yet.

Where to watch the 2023 Betfred World Matchplay

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 15 2023

Check out where you can watch the 2023 Betfred World Matchplay

Price 'in a good place' ahead of Winter Gardens title tilt

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 15 2023

Gerwyn Price insists he has unfinished business at the Betfred World Matchplay, as the in-form Welshman targets a maiden Winter Gardens title in this year’s summer showpiece.

Van Gerwen to play through pain ahead of Blackpool title defence

Betfred World Matchplay

Jul 14 2023

Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen is prepared to play through the pain barrier in Blackpool this year, as he sets his sights on a fourth Betfred World Matchplay title.

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