2021 World Matchplay Darts Schedule

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2021 Betfred World Matchplay Schedule

(Above, last years World Matchplay Champion Dimitri Van Den Bergh – Image from Sportinglife)

This tournament is one which I’ve been waiting to watch for quite some now, It’s one of my favourite events of the year on the PDC calendar! With more of a crowd permitted than previous events, it’s great to see the players welcome the fans back playing under the conditions which they are more used to within a high volume atmosphere. Ahead of tonight **first round commencement** lets take a look at the schedule. Certainly some standout games on paper & it will be interesting how some of the players going in to the tournament with lower confidence based on latest results/events fare:

2021 Betfred World Matchplay
Schedule of Play
Saturday July 17 (1900 BST)
4x First Round

Dave Chisnall v Vincent van der Voort
Jonny Clayton v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Gerwyn Price v Jermaine Wattimena
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Devon Petersen

Sunday July 18
Afternoon Session (1300 BST)
4x First Round

Krzysztof Ratajski v Brendan Dolan
Glen Durrant v Callan Rydz
Rob Cross v Ross Smith
James Wade v Luke Humphries

Evening Session (1930 BST)
4x First Round

Joe Cullen v Chris Dobey
Michael Smith v Ryan Searle
Peter Wright v Danny Noppert
Jose de Sousa v Gabriel Clemens

Monday July 19 (1900 BST)
4x First Round

Daryl Gurney v Ian White
Nathan Aspinall v Mervyn King
Michael van Gerwen v Damon Heta
Gary Anderson v Stephen Bunting

Tuesday July 20 (1900 BST)
4x Second Round

Cross/R Smith v Durrant/Rydz
Wade/Humphries v Ratajski/Dolan
Price/Wattimena v Clayton/Van Duijvenbode
Van den Bergh/Petersen v Chisnall/Van der Voort

Wednesday July 21 (1900 BST)
4x Second Round

M Smith/Searle v De Sousa/Clemens
Anderson/Bunting v Aspinall/King
Van Gerwen/Heta v Gurney/White
Wright/Noppert v Cullen/Dobey

Thursday July 22 (1900 BST)
2x Quarter-Finals

Friday July 23 (1900 BST)
2x Quarter-Finals

Saturday July 24 (1900 BST)
Semi-Finals

Sunday July 25 (2030 BST)
Final

Format
First Rounds – 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

Prize Fund
Winner – £150,000
Runner-Up – £70,000
Semi-Finalists – £50,000
Quarter-Finalists – £25,000
Second Round Losers – £15,000
First Round Losers – £10,000
Total – £700,000

Lets Play Darts! 

(Image courtesy of PDC TV)