The stars of world darts do battle at the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay, and you can follow the latest results…
The stars of world darts do battle at the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.
The prestigious ranking major will see 32 players compete for a record £800,000 prize fund at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from July 16-24.
The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit are seeded in the draw and are joined by 16 qualifiers from the ProTour Order of Merit.
Peter Wright returns to Blackpool as the defending champion, having defeated Dimitri van den Bergh 18-9 in last year’s final.
Five other former champions also feature in the field – Van den Bergh, Michael van Gerwen, James Wade, Rob Cross and Gary Anderson.
Former finalists in action include Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis, while the likes of Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton and Luke Humphries look to get their hands on the Phil Taylor Trophy for the first time.
Martin Schindler, Martin Lukeman, Madars Razma and Rowby-John Rodriguez are the four debutants in this year’s competition.
First Round matches are to be contested over the best of 19 legs, with Second Round best of 21, Quarter-Finals best of 31, Semi-Finals best of 33 and the final best of 35.
All matches must be won by two clear legs, with a match being extended if necessary for a maximum of six extra legs before a sudden death leg is required.
For example, in a first to ten First Round match, if the score reaches 12-12 then the 25th leg will be the sudden death decider.
Betfred World Matchplay 2022 Schedule
Saturday July 16
Krzysztof Ratajski 10-6 Stephen Bunting
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-2 Callan Rydz
Peter Wright 10-4 Madars Razma
Jonny Clayton 7-10 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Sunday July 17
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-8 Ryan Searle
Danny Noppert 10-6 Brendan Dolan
Gary Anderson 7-10 Daryl Gurney
Michael Smith 11-9 Andrew Gilding
Evening Session (7.30pm-11.30pm)
Joe Cullen 10-2 Damon Heta
James Wade 10-4 Martin Lukeman
Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Adrian Lewis
Luke Humphries 5-10 Nathan Aspinall
Monday July 18
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
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-11 Dimitri Van den Bergh
James Wade 9-11 Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright 13-11 Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael van Gerwen 11-5 Joe Cullen
Wednesday July 20
Daryl Gurney 4-11 Danny Noppert
Jose de Sousa 11-8 Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price 11-8 Dave Chisnall
Michael Smith 7-11 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Thursday July 21
Peter Wright 14-16 Dimitri van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen 16-14 Nathan Aspinall
Friday July 22
Dirk van Duijvenbode 11-16 Danny Noppert
Gerwyn Price 16-14 Jose de Sousa
Saturday July 23
Gerwyn Price 17-11 Danny Noppert – *Price hits a nine-darter*
Michael van Gerwen 17-14 Dimitri van den Bergh
Sunday July 24
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Women’s World Matchplay – Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
Evening Session (9pm-11pm)
Michael van Gerwen 18-14 Gerwyn Price
Semi-Final losers: £50,000
Quarter-Final losers: £30,000
Second Round losers: £15,000
First Round losers: £10,000
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