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World Seniors Darts Championship 2024 | Draw, Results and Schedule of Play

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Robert Thornton is the reigning champion (Photo by Chris Sargeant/Tip Top Pics/WSDT)

The World Seniors Darts Championship returns to The Circus Tavern in 2024, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.

The third staging of the over-50s event sees 32 players competing for a £30,000 top prize at the iconic Circus Tavern in Purfleet – the former home of the PDC World Championship.

The tournament, which features a host of former World Champions, major title winners and qualifiers, will take place from February 15-18.

Robert Thornton, the number one seed, is bidding for a hat-trick of titles after going back-to-back in 2022 and 2023.

A star-studded field includes ten former World Champions, headed by 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor – making his final appearance at the Circus Tavern in his farewell year in televised competition.

Taylor is vying to claim his first seniors title, having finished runner-up in the 2022 World Seniors Matchplay and World Seniors Masters.

Three-time World Champions John Part, Martin Adams and Glen Durrant also feature, alongside 2015 BDO World Champion Scott Mitchell and 1983 World Champion Keith Deller.

Former WDF World Champion Neil Duff returns, alongside multiple Women’s World Champions Lisa Ashton and Trina Gulliver.

Richie Burnett, the 1995 BDO World Champion, is one of nine debutants in this year’s field, as well as former world finalist Andy Hamilton, former World Cup of Darts winner John Henderson, Canada’s Jim Long and Germany’s Manfred Bilderl.

Second seed Leonard Gates is targeting a fourth World Seniors title, while former PDC world finalists Kevin Painter and Mark Dudbridge return to the line-up alongside former Lakeside finalist Tony O’Shea and multiple major finalist Terry Jenkins.

Last year’s runner-up Richie Howson looks to a step further in his home event, while World Seniors Matchplay runner-up Jim McEwan makes his Circus Tavern debut.

All matches up to and including the Semi-Finals will be contested over the best of five sets, while the final is best of nine. The deciding set of any match must be won by two clear legs, until the score line reaches 5-5 – when the 11th leg will be sudden death.

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World Seniors Darts Championship 2024 Schedule

Thursday February 15

Round One

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Scott Mitchell 3-1 Matt Clark
David Cameron 1-3 Jim Long
Trina Gulliver 1-3 John Henderson
Terry Jenkins 1-3 Paul Hogan

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Lisa Ashton 3-2 Michael Huntley
Neil Duff 3-2 Richard Eirig-Rowlands
Glen Durrant 2-3 Mark Dudbridge
Kevin Painter 3-2 Jim McEwan

Friday February 16

Round One

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Martin Adams 3-2 Deta Hedman
Robert Thornton 3-1 Martyn Turner
Keith Deller 1-3 Richie Burnett
Tony O’Shea 0-w/o Andy Hamilton – *O’Shea withdraws through injury*

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Leonard Gates 1-3 Colin McGarry
Darryl Fitton 1-3 Chris Mason
Phil Taylor 2-3 Manfred Bilderl
Richie Howson 3-0 John Part

Saturday February 17

Second Round

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
John Henderson 3-1 Kevin Painter
Scott Mitchell 0-3 Lisa Ashton
Martin Adams 0-3 Jim Long
Mark Dudbridge 3-2 Richie Howson

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Robert Thornton 2-3 Andy Hamilton
Paul Hogan 3-0 Neil Duff
Manfred Bilderl 1-3 Chris Mason
Richie Burnett 1-3 Colin McGarry

Sunday February 18

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Quarter-Finals
Andy Hamilton 1-3 John Henderson
Jim Long 3-2 Paul Hogan
Chris Mason 1-3 Lisa Ashton
Mark Dudbridge 1-3 Colin McGarry

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Semi-Finals
John Henderson 3-0 Jim Long
Lisa Ashton 2-3 Colin McGarry

Final
John Henderson 5-0 Colin McGarry

Prize Fund
Winner: £30,000
Runner Up: £13,000
Semi Final Loser: £4,500
Quarter Final Loser: £2,000
Last 16 Loser: £1,000
Last 32 Loser: £750

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