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
*odds as of Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 13:15 GMT and subject to change
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.
- Michael van Gerwen
- Rob Cross
- Gerwyn Price
- Michael Smith
- Gary Anderson
- Daryl Gurney
- Peter Wright
- James Wade
- Ian White
- Dave Chisnall
- Mensur Suljović
- Nathan Aspinall
- Adrian Lewis
- Simon Whitlock
- Joe Cullen
- Jonny Clayton
- Stephen Bunting
- Jermaine Wattimena
- Mervyn King
- Darren Webster
- Krzysztof Ratajski
- Chris Dobey
- Jeffrey de Zwaan
- Max Hopp
- Steve Beaton
- Keegan Brown
- Glen Durrant
- Steve West
- Dimitri Van den Bergh
- John Henderson
- Danny Noppert
- 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
|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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