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Winter Gardens & Opera House,
97 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire,
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PDC World Matchplay Darts 2018 Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Darts in the North West of England by the sea in the summer live from one of the greatest darting venues of all time, Blackpools World Famous Winter Gardens ( Empress Ballroom ).

The BetVictor World Matchplay Schedule will be confirmed with World No.1 & Two Time Blackpool Champion Michael van Gerwen in action on the Opening night.

Players will compete for the first time for The Phil Taylor Trophy.

PHIL TAYLOR WINS 2017 WORLD MATCHPLAY (P Taylor 18-8 P Wright.)

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BetVictor World Matchplay Darts Tickets 2018 Blackpool Winter Gardens
Sat 21st July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-11pm)
4x Round One Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
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Opening Night - Sat 21st July 2018


Sun 22nd July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (1-5pm)
4x Round One Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Afternoon - Sun 22nd July 2018


Sun 22nd July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-11pm)
4x Round One Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Evening - Sun 22nd July 2018


Mon 23rd July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-11pm)
4x Round One Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Mon 23rd July 2018


Tues 24th July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-11pm)
4x Round Two Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Round Two - Tues 24th July 2018

Wed 25th July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-11pm)
4x Round Two Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Round Two - Wed 25th July 2018


Thurs 26th July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-11pm)
2x Quarter-Finals Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Quarter-Finals - Thurs 26th July 2018


Fri 27th July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-11pm)
2x Quarter-Finals Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Quarter-Finals - Fri 27th July 2018


Sat 28th July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-10pm)
Semi-Finals Matches
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

Semi-Finals - Sat 28th July 2018

 

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Sun 29th July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7-9pm)
FINAL
  • Player vs Player (tbc)

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21st - 29th July 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens (7pm)
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Final
  • Player vs Player (tbc)
 
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This venue has provided darts which can only be described as the building itself..... - a work of art !!

Larry Butler won the first final of this event in 1994 winning 16 legs to 12 defeating Dennis 'The Menace' Priestley. There has only been 7 different winners of this tournament including the latest and best young stars including James 'The Machine' Wade.

Since the beginning from 1994 till 2011 the stage has been a home to the greatest dart player of all time winning the final of the World MatchPlay in Blackpool no fewer than 12 times !!
Averaging 100+ in most of his finals and a heart stopping 9 darter against Chris Mason in 2002 Phil 'the power' Taylor has been the greatest darts player the Blackpool's 2,500 crowd have ever seen on the seaside stage.


2017 MatchPlay Darts Information...

Looking to win a third successive World Matchplay MICHAEL VAN GERWEN defence begins on the Monday Night against Stephen Bunting.

The big hitters open the tournament with games including Michael Smith, James Wade, Gary Anderson & Peter Wright. Phil Taylor v Gerwyn Price is on Sunday Night.

BetVictor World Matchplay
First Round Draw & Tournament Bracket

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Stephen Bunting
Simon Whitlock (16) v Kyle Anderson
Phil Taylor (8) v Gerwyn Price
Raymond van Barneveld (9) v Joe Cullen
Dave Chisnall (5) v Mervyn King
Kim Huybrechts (12) v Alan Norris
Adrian Lewis (4) v Steve Beaton
Ian White (13) v Rob Cross
Gary Anderson (2) v Christian Kist
Benito van de Pas (15) v Daryl Gurney
Mensur Suljovic (7) v John Henderson
Jelle Klaasen (10) v Justin Pipe
James Wade (6) v Darren Webster
Michael Smith (11) v Steve West
Peter Wright (3) v James Wilson
Robert Thornton (14) v Cristo Reyes

BetVictor World Matchplay
Schedule of Play
Saturday July 22 (7pm)

4x First Round
Michael Smith 5-10 Steve West
James Wade 11-13 Darren Webster
Gary Anderson 10-7 Christian Kist
Peter Wright 10-8 James Wilson

Sunday July 23
Afternoon Session (1pm)

4x First Round
Jelle Klaasen 5-10 Justin Pipe
Robert Thornton 3-10 Cristo Reyes
Benito van de Pas 9-11 Daryl Gurney
Mensur Suljovic 10-4 John Henderson

Evening Session (7.30pm)
4x First Round
Dave Chisnall 10-7 Mervyn King
Phil Taylor 10-5 Gerwyn Price
Raymond van Barneveld 10-8 Joe Cullen
Kim Huybrechts 6-10 Alan Norris

Monday July 24 (7pm)
4x First Round
Simon Whitlock v Kyle Anderson
Adrian Lewis v Steve Beaton
Michael van Gerwen v Stephen Bunting
Ian White v Rob Cross

Tuesday July 25 (7pm)
4x Second Round
M Suljovic 11-6 J Pipe
D Webster 11-7 S West
G Anderson 9-11 D Gurney
P Wright 11-4 C Reyes

Wednesday July 26 (7pm)
4x Second Round
D Chisnall 12-14 A Norris
A Lewis 11-8 R Cross
P Taylor 11-3 R van Barneveld
M van Gerwen 11-3 S Whitlock

Thursday July 27 (7pm)
2x Quarter-Finals
Daryl Gurney 16-13 Mensur Suljovic
Darren Webster 12-16 Peter Wright

Friday July 28 (7pm)
2x Quarter-Finals
Alan Norris 13-16 Adrian Lewis
Michael van Gerwen 6-16 Phil Taylor

Saturday July 29 (7pm)
Semi-Finals
Daryl Gurney 15-17 Peter Wright
Adrian Lewis 9-17 Phil Taylor

Sunday July 30 (7pm)
Final
Peter Wright 8-18 Phil Taylor

Format
First Round - 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

* Each game must be won by two clear legs, with up to a maximum of five additional legs being played before the sixth "extra" leg is sudden-death. There will be no re-throw for the bull in this instance.
For example, should a First Round game (best of 19 legs) reach 12-12, then the 25th leg would be the final and deciding leg

Prize Fund
Winner £100,000
Runner-Up £50,000
Semi-Finalists £25,000
Quarter-Finalists £15,000
Second Round Losers £7,500
First Round Losers £5,000
Total £400,000
* In addition, should any player achieve a nine-dart finish, they would receive a £5,000 bonus. In the event of more than one player hitting a nine-dart finish, the bonus would be shared on a pro-rata basis.


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