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2020 PDC World Darts Championships – Tips

2020 PDC World Darts Championships – Friday 13th December 2019 – Wednesday 1st January 2020

Who? 96 qualified players in a seven-round knockout tournament across the festive period with a prize of £500,000 for the winner!

Where? Alexandra Palace, London

When? 19:00 GMT, Friday 13th December 2019 (Live on Sky Sports Darts)


The PDC World Darts Championships is back returns for its 12th consecutive year at the famous Alexander Palace in London. Michael van Gerwen will look to retain his 2019 trophy, when he beat Michael Smith in the Final.

The tournament has a £2,500,000 total prize money. 96 players will battle it out for the £500,000 winners cash pot should they make it to the Final on New Year’s Day.

The reigning champion of this tournament is Michael van Gerwen. He beat Michael Smith 7-3 in sets last year in a Best of 13 sets Final. Might Mike and Michael Smith are two of the 32 seeded players to feature in the second round of fixtures. They will face winners of the Opening Round in the draw.

This tournament format is sets and legs meaning three legs are needed in order to win a set. As the tournament progresses, more sets are required to win the match and advance to the next round.

Outright Winner Odds

Michael van Gerwen (6/5* to Win)

Gerwyn Price (4/1* to Win)

Peter Wright (14/1* to Win)

Rob Cross (16/1* to Win)

Michael Smith (20/1* to Win)

*odds as of Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 13:15 GMT and subject to change

Tournament Schedule

The schedule is a jam-packed one. There are four matches on the opening night of the tournament on Friday night, including Michael van Gerwen playing in the Second Round. Saturday and Sunday will feature 16 games across afternoon and evening sessions with First and Second Round action. Monday has just four matches however Tuesday 17th until Satuday 21st has eight games a day again as everyone competes in the Second Round.

The Third Round starts on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd before a break in the week for Christmas until Friday 27th. The Round of 16 starts late on the 27th and finishes on Saturday 28th.

The Quarter-Finals then follow on Sunday, with the Semi Finals on Monday 30th December and the Final on Wednesday January 1st 2020.

Below is a look at the seeded 32 players competing at the All Pally this year.

  1. Michael van Gerwen
  2. Rob Cross
  3. Gerwyn Price
  4. Michael Smith
  5. Gary Anderson
  6. Daryl Gurney
  7. Peter Wright
  8. James Wade
  9. Ian White
  10. Dave Chisnall
  11. Mensur Suljović
  12. Nathan Aspinall
  13. Adrian Lewis
  14. Simon Whitlock
  15. Joe Cullen
  16. Jonny Clayton
  17. Stephen Bunting
  18. Jermaine Wattimena
  19. Mervyn King
  20. Darren Webster
  21. Krzysztof Ratajski
  22. Chris Dobey
  23. Jeffrey de Zwaan
  24. Max Hopp
  25.  Steve Beaton
  26. Keegan Brown
  27. Glen Durrant
  28. Steve West
  29. Dimitri Van den Bergh
  30. John Henderson
  31. Danny Noppert
  32. Ricky Evans

Opening Night Schedule

Round 1: Jelle Klaasen (NED) v Kevin Burness (NIR)

Kim Huybrechts (BEL) v Geert Nentjes (NED)

Luke Humphries (ENG) v Devon Petersen (RSA)

Round 2: Michael van Gerwen (NED) v Klaasen (NED) / Burness (NIR)

Second Night Schedule

Round 1: Darius Labanauskas (LIT) v Matthew Edgar (ENG)

Ryan Meikle (ENG) v Yuki Yamada (JAP)

Luke Woodhouse (ENG) v Paul Lim (SIN)

Mark McGeeney (ENG) v Matt Campbell (CAN)

Jamie Hughes (ENG) v Zoran Lerchbacher (AUT)

Raymond van Barneveld (NED) v Darin Young (USA)

Round 2: Jermaine Wattimena (NLD) v Humphries (ENG) / Petersen (RSA)

Rob Cross (ENG) v Huybrechts (BEL) / Nentjes (NED)

Full Schedule can be found here


Previous Winners

2014 Michael van Gerwen 7–4 Peter Wright
2015 Gary Anderson 7–6 Phil Taylor
2016 Gary Anderson 7–5 Adrian Lewis
2017 Michael van Gerwen 7–3 Gary Anderson
2018 Rob Cross 7–2 Phil Taylor
2019 Michael van Gerwen 7–3 Michael Smith

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