Cazoo become World Darts Championship sponsors in new multi-event deal

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 10 2022

Cazoo is expanding its darts sponsorship portfolio to include the World Darts Championship along with the UK Open, Players Championship Finals and Masters.

Wright defeats Smith to become two-time World Champion

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 03 2022

Peter Wright won the William Hill World Darts Championship for a second time as he defeated Michael Smith 7-5 in Monday's final.

Prophetic Peter Wright ready to deliver darting dream

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 03 2022

Peter Wright is looking to complete a self-fulfilling prophecy with victory in the World Championship final.

Resilient Smith relishing chance to right wrongs of 2019

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 03 2022

Michael Smith is relishing the opportunity to avenge his 2019 William Hill World Darts Championship final defeat.

Record-breaking Wright and super Smith seal final spots

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 02 2022

Peter Wright and Michael Smith will meet in the final of the 2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship after wins on Sunday.

The final hurdle: The story of Wade's semi struggles

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 02 2022

A look back at James Wade's previous World Championship semi-finals ahead of his meeting with Michael Smith.

Historic moment for Price with World Championship nine-darter

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 02 2022

Gerwyn Price achieved a slice of history with his nine-darter in the William Hill World Darts Championship on Saturday.

Smith dethrones nine-dart Price in epic quarter-final

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Jan 01 2022

Michael Smith ended Gerwyn Price's reign as World Champion, winning 5-4 in an incredible quarter-final.

Anderson & Humphries win thrillers to set up quarter-final clash

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Dec 30 2021

Luke Humphries and Gary Anderson will meet in the quarter-finals after winning thrillers against Chris Dobey and Rob Cross.

Anderson seeking vast improvement on 'atrocious' White display

Cazoo World Darts Championship

Dec 30 2021

Gary Anderson knows he will need an improved performance in his fourth round match with Rob Cross.

The 2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship took place from December 15-January 3.

The tournament saw 96 players from around the world competing for £2.5million in prize money, as Peter Wright defeated Michael Smith in the final to become a two-time World champion.

Schedule of Play
Wednesday December 15 (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

(R1) Ritchie Edhouse 3-2 Peter Hudson*** (3-1, 2-3, 1-3, 3-0, 3-0)
(R1) Ricky Evans 3-0 Nitin Kumar (3-1, 3-0, 3-1)
(R1) Adrian Lewis 3-1 Matt Campbell (2-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2)
(R2) Gerwyn Price 3-1 Ritchie Edhouse (0-3, 3-2, 3-2, 3-0)

Thursday December 16
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

(R1) Steve Lennon 3-1 Madars Razma (3-1, 1-3, 3-2, 3-2)
(R1) Chris Landman 3-0 Scott Mitchell (3-0, 3-0, 3-2)
(R1) Chas Barstow 3-1 John Norman Jnr (3-1, 3-0,1-3, 3-2)
(R2) Daryl Gurney 3-1 Ricky Evans (2-3, 3-1, 3-1, 3-2)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

(R1) William O’Connor 3-2 Danny Lauby (3-1, 3-1, 1-3, 2-3, 3-2)
(R1) Ryan Meikle 3-0 Fabian Schmutzler (3-0, 3-1, 3-2)
(R1) Ron Meulenkamp 3-0 Lisa Ashton (3-1, 3-0, 3-1)
(R2) Gary Anderson 3-1 Adrian Lewis (2-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-0)

Friday December 17
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

(R1) Ryan Joyce 3-2 Roman Benecky (3-0, 3-1, 1-3, 1-3, 3-2)
(R1) Keane Barry 3-2 Royden Lam (3-1, 3-1, 2-3, 1-3, 3-1)
(R1) Boris Koltsov 3-0 Jermaine Wattimena (3-1, 3-1, 3-2)
(R2) Steve Lennon 3-1 Krzysztof Ratajski (3-2, 0-3, 3-0, 3-1)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

(R1) Joe Murnan 3-2 Paul Lim (1-3, 3-1, 3-2, 2-3, 3-1)
(R1) William Borland 3-2 Bradley Brooks (0-3, 3-1, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2) ^Borland hit nine-darter in set five, leg five
(R1) Ross Smith 3-0 Jeff Smith (3-1, 3-0, 3-2)
(R2) Peter Wright 3-0 Ryan Meikle (3-2, 3-1, 3-0)

Saturday December 18
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

3x First Round, 1x Second Round
(R1) Raymond Smith 3-1 Jamie Hughes (3-2, 3-1, 1-3, 3-1)
(R1) Callan Rydz 3-0 Yuki Yamada (3-2, 3-0, 3-0)
(R1) Mike De Decker* 3-1 Darius Labanauskas (1-3, 3-0, 3-2, 3-0) ^Labanauskas hit nine-darter in set one, leg four
(R2) Ian White 3-1 Chris Landman (3-2, 3-0, 2-3, 3-0)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

(R1) Adam Hunt 3-0 Boris Krcmar (3-1, 3-1, 3-2)
(R1) Jim Williams 3-1 Ted Evetts (3-0, 3-1, 0-3, 3-1)
(R1) Rowby-John Rodriguez 3-0 Nick Kenny (3-0, 3-1, 3-0)
(R2) Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Chas Barstow (2-3, 3-1, 3-0, 3-1)

Sunday December 19
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

(R1) Maik Kuivenhoven 3-1 Ky Smith (3-1, 3-0, 1-3, 3-1)
(R1) Jason Heaver 3-1 Gordon Mathers** (3-1, 3-2, 2-3, 3-0)
(R1) Alan Soutar 3-2 Diogo Portela (2-3, 3-1, 3-1, 2-3, 3-1)
(R2) Ross Smith 3-2 Stephen Bunting (3-0, 2-3, 1-3, 3-1, 4-2)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
(R1) Martijn Kleermaker 3-1 John Michael (3-0, 3-2, 1-3, 3-0)
(R1) Florian Hempel 3-0 Martin Schindler (3-1, 3-2, 3-1)
(R1) Steve Beaton 3-2 Fallon Sherrock (3-2, 2-3, 3-0, 0-3, 3-1)
(R2) Jonny Clayton 3-2 Keane Barry (3-1, 2-3, 1-3, 3-1, 3-0)

Monday December 20 (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
(R1) Luke Woodhouse 3-1 James Wilson (2-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-1)
(R1) Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 3-1 Ben Robb (3-2, 2-3, 3-0, 3-1)
(R1) Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Lourence Ilagan (3-1, 3-0, 3-1)
(R2) James Wade 3-1 Maik Kuivenhoven (3-1, 3-1, 0-3, 3-1)

Tuesday December 21
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

2x First Round, 2x Second Round
(R1) Lewy Williams 3-0 Toyokazu Shibata (3-1, 3-1, 3-0)
(R1) Jason Lowe 3-0 Daniel Larsson (3-0, 3-1, 3-0)
(R2) Mervyn King 3-2 Ryan Joyce (1-3, 0-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0)
(R2) Dave Chisnall 3-0 Mike De Decker (3-2, 3-1, 3-1)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round

(R2) Vincent van der Voort 3-0 Adam Hunt (3-2, 3-2, 3-0)
(R2) Michael Smith 3-0 Ron Meulenkamp (3-0, 3-1, 3-0) 
(R2) Florian Hempel 3-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh (3-2, 0-3, 3-1, 3-0)
(R2) Raymond Smith 3-0 Devon Petersen (3-0, 3-1, 3-2)

Wednesday December 22
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
4x Second Round

Ryan Searle 3-0 William Borland (3-0, 3-2, 3-2) 
William O’Connor 3-0 Glen Durrant (3-1, 3-0, 3-0) 
Luke Humphries 3-0 Rowby-John Rodriguez (3-0, 3-1, 3-1)
Joe Cullen 3-2 Jim Williams (0-3, 3-0, 1-3, 3-0, 3-1)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round

Nathan Aspinall 3-2 Joe Murnan (2-3, 3-1, 1-3, 3-2, 3-1)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-2 Boris Koltsov (3-2, 0-3, 1-3, 3-1, 4-2)
Kim Huybrechts 3-1 Steve Beaton (1-3, 3-1, 3-1, 3-2)
Martijn Kleermaker 3-1 Simon Whitlock (3-2, 2-3, 3-1, 3-0)

Thursday December 23
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
4x Second Round

Damon Heta 3-1 Luke Woodhouse (3-2, 3-1, 2-3, 3-1)
Callan Rydz 3-0 Brendan Dolan (3-1, 3-0, 3-2)
Alan Soutar 3-2 Mensur Suljovic (1-3, 0-3, 3-2, 3-2, 6-4)
Jose de Sousa 3-2 Jason Lowe (2-3, 2-3, 3-1, 3-1, 3-0)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round

Danny Noppert 3-1 Jason Heaver (1-3, 3-1, 3-0, 3-1)
Gabriel Clemens 3-0 Lewy Williams (3-0, 3-2, 3-1) 
Rob Cross 3-1 Raymond van Barneveld (1-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-0) 
Chris Dobey 3-2 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (2-3, 2-3, 3-1, 3-1, 3-1)

Monday December 27
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Third Round

Dirk Van Duijvenbode 4-3 Ross Smith (1-3, 2-3, 2-3, 3-2, 3-0, 3-1, 3-1)
Michael Smith 4-2 William O'Connor (1-3, 3-2, 3-1, 3-0, 2-3, 3-2)
Raymond Smith 4-1 Florian Hempel (3-1, 3-2, 2-3, 3-1, 3-2)
 
Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Third Round

James Wade bye Vincent Van der Voort****
Gerwyn Price 4-3 Kim Huybrechts (3-0, 1-3, 2-3, 3-0, 3-0, 2-3, 6-5)
Jonny Clayton 4-0 Gabriel Clemens (3-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-0)
 
Tuesday December 28
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Third Round

Mervyn King 4-0 Steve Lennon (3-1, 3-1, 3-1, 3-2) 
Ryan Searle 4-2 Danny Noppert (2-3, 3-1, 3-2, 1-3, 3-2, 3-0)
Martijn Kleermaker 4-3 Joe Cullen (3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 0-3, 2-3, 0-3, 4-2) 

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Third Round

Rob Cross 4-3 Daryl Gurney (3-2, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-1)
Peter Wright 4-2 Damon Heta (1-3, 2-3, 3-2, 3-1, 3-0, 3-0)
Chris Dobey bye Michael van Gerwen*****
 
Wednesday December 29
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Third Round

(R3) Alan Soutar 4-3 Jose De Sousa (2-3, 3-0, 3-1, 0-3, 2-3, 3-2, 3-1)
(R3) Luke Humphries bye Dave Chisnall******
(R3) Callan Rydz 4-0 Nathan Aspinall (3-1, 3-1, 3-0, 3-2)
 
Evening Session (1900 GMT)
1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round

(R3) Gary Anderson 4-3 Ian White​ (2-3, 0-3, 2-3, 3-1, 3-0, 3-2, 3-1)
(R4) Gerwyn Price 4-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode (1-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0) 
(R4) Michael Smith 4-3 Jonny Clayton (2-3, 1-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-1, 1-3, 6-4)

Thursday December 30
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Fourth Round

Mervyn King 4-3 Raymond Smith (2-3, 0-3, 3-0, 0-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-0)
Callan Rydz 4-1 Alan Soutar (1-3, 3-1, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0)
Luke Humphries 4-3 Chris Dobey (2-3, 0-3, 3-2, 2-3, 3-1, 3-1, 5-3)
 
Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Fourth Round

James Wade 4-0 Martijn Kleermaker (3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-1)
Gary Anderson 4-3 Rob Cross (2-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-1, 1-3, 2-3, 3-1)
Peter Wright 4-1 Ryan Searle (3-1, 3-2, 1-3, 3-0, 3-1)

Saturday January 1
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

2x Quarter-Finals
James Wade 5-0 Mervyn King (3-2, 3-2, 3-1, 3-2, 3-1)
Gary Anderson 5-2 Luke Humphries (0-3, 3-2, 3-1, 1-3, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2)

Evening Session (1930 GMT)
2x Quarter-Finals

Peter Wright 5-4 Callan Rydz (0-3, 2-3, 3-1, 1-3, 3-1, 3-2, 1-3, 3-0, 4-2)
Michael Smith 5-4 Gerwyn Price (2-3, 3-0, 2-3, 3-1, 1-3, 3-0, 2-3, 3-2, 3-1)

Sunday January 2 (1930 GMT)
2x Semi-Finals

Michael Smith 6-3 James Wade (3-2, 3-1, 2-3, 3-2, 3-1, 3-0, 1-3, 2-3, 3-1)
Peter Wright 6-4 Gary Anderson (3-1, 3-2, 3-1, 1-3, 1-3, 3-1, 1-3, 3-1, 1-3, 3-2)

Monday January 3 (2000 GMT)
Final

Peter Wright 7-5 Michael Smith (3-1, 3-1, 1-3, 2-3, 3-2, 1-3, 0-3, 3-1, 2-3, 3-2, 3-0, 3-1)

* Mike De Decker replaced Charles Losper, who withdrew on December 6.
** Gordon Mathers replaced Juan Rodriguez, who withdrew on December 11.
*** Peter Hudson replaced Lihao Wen, who withdrew on December 14.
**** Vincent van der Voort withdrew on December 27, James Wade received a bye.
***** Michael van Gerwen withdrew on December 28, Chris Dobey received a bye.
****** Dave Chisnall withdrew on December 29, Luke Humphries received a bye. 

Prize Fund
Winner - £500,000
Runner-Up - £200,000
Semi-Finalists - £100,000
Quarter-Finalists - £50,000
Fourth Round - £35,000
Third Round - £25,000
Second Round - £15,000
First Round - £7,500

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