Newcomer Foulkes aims to continue breakthrough run

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Dec 21 2020

Newcomer Edward Foulkes has his sights set on a spot in the third round of the William Hill World Darts Championship.

Price progresses after surviving scare on Day Seven

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Dec 21 2020

Gerwyn Price survived a scare in the second round of the William Hill World Darts Championship.

Lewis feeling optimistic after bouncing back

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Dec 21 2020

Jamie Lewis is ending a turbulent with 12 months with Christmas cheer.

Clayton, Van der Voort and Searle reach third round on Day Six

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Dec 20 2020

Jonny Clayton, Vincent van der Voort and Ryan Searle advanced to round three.

Henderson reveals motivation behind weight loss

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Dec 20 2020

John Henderson has revealed the motivation behind his four-stone weight loss.

Carolissen receives bye as duo ruled out of World Championship

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Dec 20 2020

Cameron Carolissen will receive a bye through to the second round of the William Hill World Darts Championship.

Van Gerwen raises the bar with Murray victory on Day Five

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Dec 19 2020

Michael van Gerwen laid down a marker on Day Five of the World Championship.

Lim claims sensational comeback win on Day Four

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Dec 18 2020

66-year-old Paul Lim claimed a sensational comeback win at the World Championship on Friday.

The legend of Lim - A darts icon celebrates 25 World Championship appearances

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Dec 18 2020

Legendary darts star Paul Lim appears at his 25th World Championship.

Gurney ready to rescue disappointing year with Ally Pally run

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Dec 18 2020

Daryl Gurney is determined to embark on an overdue run at the World Championship.

The 2020/21 William Hill World Darts Championship will be played at Alexandra Palace, London from December 15-January 3.

The remainder of the William Hill World Darts Championship will be played behind closed doors at London's Alexandra Palace.

Fans who had purchased tickets for sessions from December 16-January 3 will receive a full refund from SeeTickets back to the payment card used for the original transaction.

In a change from previous World Championship rules to reduce the possibility of sessions over-running, there will be no tie-break in any match. Should any deciding set reach two-all, the fifth leg would be the final leg.

Global coverage will be headlined by the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel, while the PDC's international broadcast partners will include RTL7 in the Netherlands, DAZN in various territories, Fox Sports in Australia, Sky Sport in New Zealand, PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers and at matchroom.live.

2020/21 William Hill World Darts Championship
Session Schedule
Tuesday December 15

3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Steve West 3-0 Amit Gilitwala (R1)
Diogo Portela 3-0 Steve Beaton (R1)
Jeff Smith 3-1 Keane Barry (R1)
Peter Wright 3-1 Steve West (R2)

Wednesday December 16
Afternoon Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Ryan Joyce 3-2 Karel Sedlacek (R1)
Ross Smith 3-0 David Evans (R1)
William O’Connor 3-0 Niels Zonneveld (R1)
Chris Dobey 3-2 Jeff Smith (R2)

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Max Hopp 3-0 Gordon Mathers (R1)
Callan Rydz 3-1 James Bailey (R1)
Adam Hunt 3-2 Lisa Ashton (R1)
Glen Durrant 3-0 Diogo Portela (R2)

Thursday December 17
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Madars Razma 3-0 Toru Suzuki (R1)
Edward Foulkes 3-0 Mike De Decker (R1)
Ryan Murray 3-1 Lourence Ilagan (R1)
Daryl Gurney 3-2 William O’Connor (R2)

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Jamie Lewis 3-2 Luke Woodhouse (R1)
Ron Meulenkamp 3-1 Boris Krcmar (R1)
Ryan Searle 3-2 Danny Lauby (R1)
Jose de Sousa 3-1 Ross Smith(R2)

Friday December 18
Afternoon Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Mickey Mansell 3-0 Haupai Puha (R1)
Darius Labanauskas 3-0 Chengan Liu (R1)
Wayne Jones 3-2 Ciaran Teehan (R1)
Adam Hunt 3-0 Jamie Hughes (R2)

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-2 Bradley Brooks (R1)
John Henderson 3-2 Marko Kantele (R1)
Paul Lim 3-2 Luke Humphries (R1)
James Wade 3-0 Callan Rydz (R2)

Saturday December 19
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Steve Lennon 3-1 Daniel Larsson (R1)
Scott Waites 3-2 Matt Campbell (R1)
Kim Huybrechts 3-0 Di Zhuang (R1)
Mervyn King 3-1 Max Hopp (R2)

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Nico Kurz 3-1 Andy Hamilton (R1)
Andy Boulton 3-1 Deta Hedman (R1)
Danny Baggish 3-2 Damon Heta (R1)
Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Ryan Murray (R2)

Sunday December 20
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Nick Kenny 3-2 Derk Telnekes (R1)
Jason Lowe 3-1 Dmitriy Gorbunov (R1)
Matthew Edgar 3-0 Maik Kuivenhoven (R1)
Vincent van der Voort 3-2 Ron Meulenkamp (R2)

Evening Session
2x First Round, 2x Second Round
Cameron Carolissen (Bye) (R1) - Martijn Kleermaker withdrew after testing positive for Covid-19 
Keegan Brown 3-0 Ryan Meikle (R1)
Ryan Searle 3-0 Jeffrey de Zwaan (R2)
Jonny Clayton 3-1 John Henderson (R2)

Monday December 21
4x Second Round
Krzysztof Ratajski 3-0 Ryan Joyce (R2)
Kim Huybrechts 3-1 Ian White (R2)
Gerwyn Price 3-2 Jamie Lewis (R2)
Gabriel Clemens 3-1 Nico Kurz (R2)

Tuesday December 22
Afternoon Session

4x Second Round
Brendan Dolan 3-1 Edward Foulkes (R2)
Joe Cullen 3-0 Wayne Jones (R2)
Simon Whitlock 3-2 Darius Labanauskas (R2)
Danny Baggish 3-1 Adrian Lewis (R2)

Evening Session
4x Second Round
Danny Noppert 3-1 Cameron Carolissen (R2)
Devon Petersen 3-1 Steve Lennon (R2)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-2 Rob Cross (R2)
Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-0 Paul Lim (R2)

Wednesday December 23
Afternoon Session

4x Second Round
Ricky Evans 3-1 Mickey Mansell (R2)
Gary Anderson 3-1 Madars Razma (R2)
Stephen Bunting 3-2 Andy Boulton (R2)
Mensur Suljovic 3-1 Matthew Edgar (R2)

Evening Session
4x Second Round                        
Dave Chisnall 3-1 Keegan Brown (R2)
Jermaine Wattimena 3-1 Nick Kenny (R2)
Nathan Aspinall 3-2 Scott Waites (R2)
Jason Lowe 3-1 Michael Smith (R2)

Sunday December 27
Afternoon Session

3x Third Round
Krzysztof Ratajski 4-0 Simon Whitlock
Ryan Searle 4-2 Kim Huybrechts
Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-0 Jermaine Wattimena

Evening Session
3x Third Round
Joe Cullen 4-3 Jonny Clayton 
Gabriel Clemens 4-3 Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen 4-0 Ricky Evans

Monday December 28
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)

3x Third Round
Mervyn King 4-0 Jose de Sousa
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-0 Adam Hunt
Vincent van der Voort 4-2 Nathan Aspinall

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
3x Third Round
Gary Anderson 4-3 Mensur Suljovic
Gerwyn Price 4-3 Brendan Dolan
Glen Durrant 4-2 Danny Baggish

Tuesday December 29
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
3x Third Round

Stephen Bunting 4-2 James Wade - Wade hit nine-dart finish 
Daryl Gurney 4-1 Chris Dobey
Devon Petersen 4-0 Jason Lowe
 
Evening Session (1800 GMT)
1x Third Round

Dave Chisnall 4-2 Danny Noppert
2x Fourth Round
Krzysztof Ratajski 4-3 Gabriel Clemens
Michael van Gerwen 4-3 Joe Cullen

Wednesday December 30
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)

3x Fourth Round
Daryl Gurney 4-2 Vincent van der Voort
Stephen Bunting 4-3 Ryan Searle
Gary Anderson 4-0 Devon Petersen

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
3x Fourth Round
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-3 Glen Durrant
Gerwyn Price 4-1 Mervyn King
Dave Chisnall 4-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Friday January 1
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)

2x Quarter-Finals
Stephen Bunting 5-3 Krzysztof Ratajski
Gary Anderson 5-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
2x Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 5-4 Daryl Gurney
Dave Chisnall 5-0 Michael van Gerwen

Saturday January 2 (1800 GMT)
Semi-Finals
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Stephen Bunting
Gary Anderson 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Sunday January 3 (1930 GMT)
Final

Gerwyn Price 7-3 Gary Anderson

Format
First Round - Best of five sets
Second Round - Best of five sets
Third Round - Best of seven sets
Fourth Round - Best of seven sets
Quarter-Finals - Best of nine sets
Semi-Finals - Best of 11 sets
Final - Best of 13 sets
There will be no tie-break in any match. Should any deciding set reach two-all, the fifth leg would be the final leg.

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

Gerwyn Price won the William Hill World Darts Championship and became the new world number one after defeating Gary Anderson with an electrifying display in Sunday's final at London's Alexandra Palace. 

Price prevailed 7-3 with a dominant performance against two-time winner Anderson to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy, claim the £500,000 winner's cheque and become the first ever Welsh PDC World Champion.

The triumph also saw Price replace Michael van Gerwen at the top of the PDC Order of Merit, bringing an end to the Dutchman's seven-year reign as world number one. 

The damage was done early in the final as the Welsh star won five of the first six sets thanks to some ruthless finishing, leaving Anderson unable to recover despite Price squandering several opportunities to wrap up the victory before finally claiming glory.

"This means everything to me. It means the world," said Price, who averaged 100.08 in the superb success.

"I bombed numerous opportunities to win it towards the end but I knew that I had put myself in such a good position that I would have another chance. Gary missed to give it me and I'm glad I took it. 

"I've never felt pressure like that in my life. It was so tough to hit that winning double but the feeling after doing it is so difficult to explain. I'm the World Champion; it's unbelievable. 

"I'm proud to be world number one too. It's probably even tougher to achieve that than it is to become World Champion. To manage both is incredible for me."

Anderson missed four darts to take the opening set 3-0 and Price punished the Scot by claiming the next three legs to snatch an early advantage. 

The Welshman took the first leg in set two, but a 180 followed by a 128 checkout sparked a three leg burst that saw Anderson level the match.

Price won the third set 3-1 with 12,13 and 14-dart legs, shrugging off a 170 checkout from Anderson, before finishes of 84 and 120 helped the former professional rugby player take set four by the same margin.

Checkouts of 83, 97 and 76 saw Price continue an incredible run of finishes to open up a three set lead.

He then produced the best set of darts in World Championship history when he took out 100 for an 11-dart leg, 161 for a 12-darter and double 12 to go out in ten darts, after missing the bed to complete a nine-darter - posting an astonishing set average of 136.64.

Back-to-back double top finishes saw Price take his success rate on that target to 13 landed from as many attempts, but when he finally missed the bed Anderson pounced to take the seventh set in a decider.

Price moved 6-2 ahead when he landed double top to win the fifth leg in set eight, before claiming the following two legs to move within a leg of glory - but he went on to miss nine match darts across two legs to allow Anderson to steal the set and stay in the contest.

The Scot punished Price for more missed doubles to make it five legs on the spin, but Price came from behind to claim the title on double five after Anderson had missed six darts to keep his hopes alive.

"Getting beat in the final is disappointing but I'll give myself a pat on the back for getting this far," said Anderson, who has moved up five places to eighth in the Order of Merit.

"What I've done over the last few weeks has been a big bonus for me. I started the final alright but I started to struggle and you can't do that against players like Gerwyn."

The triumph saw Price become the tenth PDC World Champion and the first to have achieved the feat as a product of Qualifying School, having earned his professional Tour Card in 2014 - just two weeks after Van Gerwen's spell as world number one had begun.

He succeeds Peter Wright as World Champion and also leaps above the Scot and Van Gerwen to top the PDC Order of Merit.

William Hill World Darts Championship
Sunday January 3
Final

Gerwyn Price 7-3 Gary Anderson 
Set Scores: 3-2, 1-3, 3-1, 3-1, 3-1, 3-0, 2-3, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2