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World Darts Championships 2022

PDC Darts PDC: William Hill World Darts Championships Dec 15 - Jan 3, 2022 Sky Sports Darts

The World Dart Stage is set for another 15 days of World Darts. The PDC William Hill World Darts Championship, live from the Alexandra Palace, London.

Ninety-six players will compete for the Sid Waddell trophy and the first prize of £500,000 with a total prize fund of £2.5M making this event the richest darts event in the World.

At the time of writing, a few tickets are still available. However, these tend to sell out fast so if you want to join the party, I suggest you buy your tickets now or be disappointed.

Veteran Paul Lim has again qualified for the TV stages of the World Championship, and at the tender age of 66, he is by far the oldest tungsten slinger in this event. Paul came to fame by hitting a nine-dart leg in the BDO World Darts Championships back in 1990. Since this feat, no other BDO player has been able to emulate Pauls achievement at a BDO World Championship. He will remain the only player to have hit the holy grail of darts in this event.

Paul has qualified for the PDC Would Championships several times and again nearly landed a nine-dart leg at the 2018 PDC World Championships against Gary Anderson, missing double twelve to complete the feat. I am sure many a pundit may put a small wager on Paul in the 2022 World Darts Championships.

Tickets for this event sell out fast, so book your ticket now. Follow the PDC event ticket Link below to see what is available. If, however, were not lucky enough to purchase a ticket for this event, then no worries, the event will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK / Ireland and various TV stations around the World.

More detail about this event will follow in the next few days

 

PDC World Darts Championship - Buy Tickets

 

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PDC Darts WDF: World Darts Championship - Lakeside Jan 1-9th, 2022 EorosportDiscover +

Following the demise of the BDO, the World Darts Federation WDF will hold its first World Darts Championships in January 2022. A return to the famous Lakeside County Club venue will please many fans as they see this venue as the home of World Professional Darts. The Lakeside hosted and, in later years, sponsored the BDO World Championships until a decision to relocate to the O2 Arena was made in 2020. It was the last World Darts Championships the BDO managed, and the event was littered with issues from the lack of fans attending the new venue to the prize fund not being what the players expected to receive. However,  a return to Lakeside and the management of the WDF should place this anticipated event back on an even keel.

The prize fund isn't as vast as the PDC events, and the number of players participating in the TV stages will not be as many. The New WDF World Darts Championships will feature a men's, women's and youth event.

The WDF World Darts Championships will feature on EuroSport and Discovery +

Tickets, Tickets and Accommodation are available for this event, and details can be found on the WDF website.

More details will follow once the player's field has been confirmed

 

WDF World Darts Championship – The Lakeside Tickets

 

PDC & WDF World Darts Championships 2022

Tournament Details, Players, Event Details, Schedule of Play & Results

PDC Darts William Hill World Darts Championship 2022 - Alexandra Palace, London

 

PDC William Hill World Darts Championships 2022 - Gerwyn Price

 

PDC William Hill World Darts Championship 2022

Date: 15th Dec – 3rd Jan 2022

The World Dart Stage is set for another 15 days of World Darts. The PDC William Hill World Championship Dart, live from the Alexandra Palace, London.

Ninety-six players will compete for the Sid Waddell trophy and the first prize of £500,000 with a total prize fund of £2.5M making this event the richest darts event in the World.

At the time of writing, a few tickets are still available. However, these tend to sell out fast so if you want to join the party, I suggest you buy your tickets now or be disappointed.

Veteran Paul Lim has again qualified for the TV stages of the World Championship, and at the tender age of 66, he is by far the oldest tungsten slinger in this event. Paul came to fame by hitting a nine-dart leg in the BDO World Darts Championships back in 1990. Since this feat, no other BDO player has been able to emulate Pauls achievement at a BDO World Championship. He will remain the only player to have hit the holy grail of darts in this event.

Paul has qualified for the PDC Would Championships several times and again nearly landed a nine-dart leg at the 2018 PDC World Championships against Gary Anderson, missing double twelve to complete the feat. I am sure many a pundit may put a small wager on Paul in the 2022 World Darts Championships.

The top 32 seeded players enter the competition in the second round of the tournament.

Details of this event, venue, prize fund breakdown can be found on this page. Use the tabs below to reveal more information or the tabs at the top of this section to find out the schedule of play and players line up.

Tickets for this event sell out fast, so book your ticket now. Follow the PDC event ticket Link below to see what is available. However, if you were not lucky enough to purchase a ticket, then you can watch the World Championships on Sky Sports in the UK through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7, and on PDCTV (excluding UK and Netherlands based subscribers).

 

Sky Sports   DAZN   RTL7  PDCTV


2021/22 PDC World Champions Match Schedule

The Alexandra Palace traditionally opens its doors 1 -1 ½ hours before the start of the event. Afternoon matches one hour before play, and Evening matches one and half hours before play. However, please check with the venue before attending if you are lucky enough to have a ticket.

 Date Match Schedule Doors Open Event Start Event Finish
15th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
16th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
16th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
17th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
17th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
18th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
18th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
19th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
19th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
20th December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
21st December 2021 3x First Round, 1x Second Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
21st December 2021 4x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
22nd December 2021 4x Second Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
22nd December 2021 4x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
23rd December 2021 4x Second Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
23rd December 2021 4x Second Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
Chrismas Break ==== === === ===
27th December 2021 3x Third Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
27th December 2021 3x Third Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
28th December 2021 3x Third Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
28th December 2021 3x Third Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
29th December 2021 3x Third Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
29th December 2021 1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
30th December 2021 3x Fourth Round 11:30 12:30 16:30
30th December 2021 3x Fourth Round 17:30 19:00 23:00
New Years Eve Break ==== === === ===
1st January 2022 2x Quarter-Finals 11:30 12:30 16:30
1st January 2022 2x Quarter-Finals 17:30 19:00 23:00
2nd January 2022 Semi-Finals 17:30 19:00 23:00
3rd January 2022 Final 19:00 20.00 22:30

PDC World Championship Ticket Information

Alexandra Palace Seating Plan -PDC / William Hill World Darts 2022

Please use this plan as a guide only and not an exact representation of the seating layout at the venue.

Traveling to the Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace is the iconic North London venue that is surrounded by 196 acres of beautiful parkland, and grounds that boast a pub & restaurant, boating lake, pitch & putt course, 1,500 free parking spaces and much, much more.

The People’s Palace has great transport links, located just off the M1 and M25 and only 10 minutes from London Kings Cross.

How to find us

Situated between Muswell Hill & Wood Green, Alexandra Palace is well served by all forms of public transport and is easy to reach by underground, road, rail & air. Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Sat Nav and Parking

Sat Nav Postcode: N22 7AY

The Alexandra Palace East car park is open most days for car parking. On event days and at busy times, they may open other car parks on site. Please follow signs and directions from our staff and do not park your vehicle anywhere except in designated car parks.

The Alexandra Palace requests a donation of £3 per vehicle to help us cover the costs of looking after the Palace and Park.

Please note: Parking suspensions are in place along the Alexandra Palace way. These parking and access controls will be in place for the foreseeable future.

Accessible Parking

There are disabled access parking spaces specifically for blue badge holders. There are dedicated accessible bays in the Grove Car park (a short walk up a slight hill) and the East Car Park. There is a drop off point outside the Palm Court Entrance via the west slip road where the Alexandra Staff will assist with directions. Spaces are available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

By Tube

Wood Green is the nearest underground station on the Piccadilly Line. (journey time is 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus). Exit Wood Green Station and go to bus stop A to pick up the W3 bus up the hill to Alexandra Palace.

By Rail

Alexandra Palace has its own British Rail Station, fittingly called Alexandra Palace Station. It is located at the Wood Green entrance to the Park. A regular train service runs direct from Moorgate (weekdays only) or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.

By Bus

Take the W3 bus from outside the station to the main Palm Court entrance. Some shows offer a free shuttle bus service from both Wood Green and Alexandra Palace stations check on the page of your event to find out more.

By Air

From Heathrow Airport, take the Piccadilly Line directly to Wood Green Station.

From Gatwick Airport an express takes you direct to Victoria Station, then take the Victoria Line to Finsbury Park station and a direct bus w3 to Alexandra Palace or overground train to Alexandra Palace station

Getting Home

Please note that the last tube from Wood Green Station leaves around midnight and the last train from Alexandra Palace Station leaves around Midnight. It is worth checking the last train times for your event date at www.tfl.gov.uk

Click here to find out more and plan your route.

Transport Restrictions due to COVID may be in place. The wearing of Face Masks is mandatory at the time of writing.


2022 PDC William Hill World Championship Prize Fund

The 2022 PDC William Hill World Darts Championship player prize fund remains as per 2019. The total prize fund available excluding any bonus for a perfect 9 dart leg £2.5M.

The 2022 PDC William Hill World Darts Champion will receive £500,000 and the Sid Waddell Trophy.

The prize money is allocated as follows:

 Position Players Prize Money Total
Champion 1 £500,000 £500,000
Runner-up 1 £200,000 £200,000
Semi-finalist 2 £100,000 £200,000
Quarter-finalist 4 £50,000 £200000
Fourth Round Loser 8 £35,000 £280,000
Third Round Loser 16 £25,000 £400,000
Second Round Loser 32 £15,000 £480,000
First Round Loser 32 £7,500 £240,000
Nine-dart finish 1 TBC** -
 Total (excluding 9 dart finish)   £2,500,000

** In past years, the PDC has given a bonus to a player who throws the perfect leg of darts in TV tournaments. However, the standard of play in the PDC is now so high, perfect legs are being achieved more frequently. Hence the bonus rewards have not been on offer.

PDC Darts William Hill World Darts Championship 2022 - Players Draw & Schedule

 

PDC World Championship 2022 Draw

 

World Darts Championship Players Qualifiers and Draw

The world’s greatest darts tournament is back with the World’s top 96 players competing to win the Sid Waddell / William Hill PDC World Darts Trophy

The tournament features 96 players made up from the top 32 players on the PDC Order of Merit as per 29th November 2021 (after the Players Championship Finals) are seeded for the tournament. They will be joined by the 32 highest non-qualified players from the Pro Tour Order of Merit, based on the events played on the 2021 PDC Pro Tour.

The remaining 32 players come from international qualifiers and the two ladies’ qualifiers.

Seeded players enter the World Championship in Round Two.

Sky Sports   DAZN   RTL7  PDCTV

 

No.

Seeded Players

ProTour Order of Merit

International Qualifiers

1 Gerwyn Price Callan Rydz Lisa Ashton
2 Peter Wright Ross Smith Roman Benecky
3 Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld Bradley Brooks
4 James Wade Ryan Joyce Matt Campbell
5 Dimitri Van den Bergh Adrian Lewis Lourence Ilagan
6 Gary Anderson Scott Mitchell Nick Kenny
7 Jose de Sousa Alan Soutar Boris Koltsov 
8 Jonny Clayton Martijn Kleermaker Boris Krcmar
9 Michael Smith Darius Labanauskas Nitin Kumar
10 Nathan Aspinall Ritchie Edhouse Royden Lam
11 Rob Cross Luke Woodhouse Chris Landman
12 Krzysztof Ratajski Jamie Hughes Daniel Larsson
13 Joe Cullen Maik Kuivenhoven Danny Lauby
14 Dave Chisnall Rowby-John Rodriguez Paul Lim
15 Ryan Searle Steve Beaton Charles Losper
16 Stephen Bunting William O'Connor John Michael
17 Dirk van Duijvenbode Ricky Evans John Norman Jnr
18 Danny Noppert Keane Barry Diogo Portela
19 Luke Humphries Jason Heaver Madars Razma
20 Simon Whitlock William Borland Ben Robb
21 Mervyn King Ron Meulenkamp Juan Francisco Rodriguez
22 Daryl Gurney Steve Lennon Martin Schindler
23 Brendan Dolan Rusty-Jake Rodriguez Fabian Schmutzler
24 Glen Durrant Lewy Williams Fallon Sherrock
25 Gabriel Clemens Florian Hempel Toyokazu Shibata
26 Mensur Suljovic Jermaine Wattimena Jeff Smith
27 Ian White Joe Murnan Ky Smith
28 Devon Petersen Ryan Meikle Raymond Smith
29 Vincent van der Voort Chas Barstow  Lihao Wen
30 Chris Dobey Ted Evetts Jim Williams
31 Damon Heta Adam Hunt James Wilson
32 Kim Huybrechts Jason Lowe Yuki Yamada

 

William Hill PDC World Darts Championships 2022 Schedule of Play
15th December - 3rd January 2022

 

Sky Sports   DAZN   RTL7  PDCTV

 

First Round Draw

Fisrt Round Non-Seeded players

First Round

Ritchie Edhouse v Lihao Wen
Steve Beaton v Fallon Sherrock
Ross Smith v Jeff Smith
Jermaine Wattimena v Boris Koltsov
Keane Barry v Royden Lam
Lewy Williams v Toyokazu Shibata
Ron Meulenkamp v Lisa Ashton
William O’Connor v Danny Lauby
Maik Kuivenhoven v Ky Smith
Adam Hunt v Boris Krcmar
Ted Evetts v Jim Williams
Martijn Kleermaker v John Michael
Florian Hempel v Martin Schindler
Jamie Hughes v Raymond Smith
Steve Lennon v Madars Razma
Ryan Joyce v Roman Benecky
Ryan Meikle v Fabian Schmutzler
Luke Woodhouse v James Wilson
William Borland v Bradley Brooks
Jason Heaver v Juan Francisco Rodriguez
Jason Lowe v Daniel Larsson
Alan Soutar v Diogo Portela
Joe Murnan v Paul Lim
Callan Rydz v Yuki Yamada
Chas Barstow v John Norman Jnr
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez v Ben Robb
Darius Labanauskas v Charles Losper
Rowby-John Rodriguez v Nick Kenny
Adrian Lewis v Matt Campbell
Scott Mitchell v Chris Landman
Raymond van Barneveld v Lourence Ilagan
Ricky Evans v Nitin Kumar

 

Second Round Draw

Second Round (Seeded Player) Enters Play

 

No.

Seeded Player

1 Gerwyn Price v Ritchie Edhouse/Lihao Wen
2 Kim Huybrechts v Steve Beaton/Fallon Sherrock
3 Stephen Bunting v Ross Smith/Jeff Smith
4 Dirk van Duijvenbode v Jermaine Wattimena/Boris Koltsov
5 Jonny Clayton v Keane Barry/Royden Lam
6 Gabriel Clemens v Lewy Williams/Toyokazu Shibata
7 Michael Smith v Ron Meulenkamp/Lisa Ashton
8 Glen Durrant v William O’Connor/Danny Lauby
9 James Wade v Maik Kuivenhoven/Ky Smith
10 Vincent van der Voort v Adam Hunt/Boris Krcmar
11 Joe Cullen v Ted Evetts/Jim Williams
12 Simon Whitlock v Martijn Kleermaker/John Michael
13 Dimitri Van den Bergh v Florian Hempel/Martin Schindler
14  Devon Petersen v Jamie Hughes/Raymond Smith
15 Krzysztof Ratajski v Steve Lennon/Madars Razma
16 Mervyn King v Ryan Joyce/Roman Benecky
17 Peter Wright v Ryan Meikle/Fabian Schmutzler
18 Damon Heta v Luke Woodhouse/James Wilson
19 Ryan Searle v William Borland/Bradley Brooks
20 Danny Noppert v Jason Heaver/Juan Francisco Rodriguez
21 Jose de Sousa v Jason Lowe/Daniel Larsson
22 Mensur Suljovic v Alan Soutar/Diogo Portela
23 Nathan Aspinall v Joe Murnan/Paul Lim
24 Brendan Dolan v Callan Rydz/Yuki Yamada
25 Michael van Gerwen v Chas Barstow/John Norman Jnr
26 Chris Dobey v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez/Ben Robb
27 Dave Chisnall v Darius Labanauskas/Charles Losper
28 Luke Humphries v Rowby-John Rodriguez/Nick Kenny
29 Gary Anderson v Adrian Lewis/Matt Campbell
30 Ian White v Scott Mitchell/Chris Landman
31 Rob Cross v Raymond van Barneveld/Lourence Ilagan
32 Daryl Gurney v Ricky Evans/Nitin Kumar

 

2022 PDC World Darts Championship

Schedule of Play & Results

Wednesday December 15 Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Afternoon Session (No Play) 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Ritchie Edhouse v Lihao Wen (R1)
Ricky Evans v Nitin Kumar (R1)
  Adrian Lewis v Matt Campbell (R1)
  Gerwyn Price v Edhouse/Wen (R2)
 
ThursdayDecember 16
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Steve Lennon v Madars Razma (R1) William O’Connor v Danny Lauby (R1)
Scott Mitchell v Chris Landman (R1) Ryan Meikle v Fabian Schmutzler (R1)
Chas Barstow v John Norman Jnr (R1) Ron Meulenkamp v Lisa Ashton (R1)
Daryl Gurney v Evans/Kumar (R2) Gary Anderson v Lewis/Campbell (R2)
 
Friday December 17
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Ryan Joyce v Roman Benecky (R1) Joe Murnan v Paul Lim (R1)
Keane Barry v Royden Lam (R1) William Borland v Bradley Brooks (R1)
Jermaine Wattimena v Boris Koltsov (R1) Ross Smith v Jeff Smith (R1)
Krzysztof Ratajski v Lennon/Razma (R2) Peter Wright v Meikle/Schmutzler (R2)
 
Saturday December 18
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Jamie Hughes v Raymond Smith (R1) Adam Hunt v Boris Krcmar (R1)
Callan Rydz v Yuki Yamada (R1) Ted Evetts v Jim Williams (R1)
Darius Labanauskas v Charles Losper (R1) Rowby-John Rodriguez v Nick Kenny (R1)
Ian White v Mitchell/Landman (R2) Michael van Gerwen v Barstow/Norman Jnr (R2)
 
Sunday December 19
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Maik Kuivenhoven v Ky Smith (R1) Martijn Kleermaker v John Michael (R1)
Jason Heaver v Juan Francisco Rodriguez (R1) Florian Hempel v Martin Schindler (R1)
Alan Soutar v Diogo Portela (R1) Steve Beaton v Fallon Sherrock (R1)
Stephen Bunting v Ross Smith/J Smith (R2) Jonny Clayton v Barry/Lam (R2)
 
Monday December 20
Afternoon Session (No Play) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
  3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  Luke Woodhouse v James Wilson (R1)
  Rusty-Jake Rodriguez v Ben Robb (R1)
  Raymond van Barneveld v Lourence Ilagan (R1)
  James Wade v Kuivenhoven/K Smith (R2)
 
Tuesday December 21
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
2x First Round, 2x Second Round 4x Second Round
Lewy Williams v Toyokazu Shibata (R1) Vincent van der Voort v Hunt/Krcmar (R2)
Jason Lowe v Daniel Larsson (R1) Michael Smith v Meulenkamp/Ashton (R2)
Mervyn King v Joyce/Benecky (R2) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Hempel/Schindler (R2)
Dave Chisnall v Labanauskas/Losper (R2) Devon Petersen v Hughes/Raymond Smith (R2)
 
Wednesday December 22
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round 4x Second Round
Ryan Searle v Borland/Brooks (R2) Nathan Aspinall v Murnan/Lim (R2)
Glen Durrant v O’Connor/Lauby (R2) Dirk van Duijvenbode v Wattimena/Koltsov (R2)
Luke Humphries v Rowby-John Rodriguez/Kenny (R2) Kim Huybrechts v Beaton/Sherrock (R2)
Joe Cullen v Evetts/J Williams (R2) Simon Whitlock v Kleermaker/Michael (R2)
 
Thursday December 23
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round 4x Second Round
Damon Heta v Woodhouse/Wilson (R2) Danny Noppert v Heaver/Jose Francisco Rodriguez (R2)
Brendan Dolan v Rydz/Yamada (R2) Gabriel Clemens v L Williams/Shibata (R2)
Mensur Suljovic v Soutar/Portela (R2) Rob Cross v Van Barneveld/Ilagan (R2)
Jose de Sousa v Lowe/Larsson (R2) Chris Dobey v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez/Robb (R2)
 
Monday December 27
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Third Round 3x Third Round
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
 
Tuesday December 28
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Third Round 3x Third Round
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
 
Wednesday December 29
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Third Round
1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
 
Thursday December 30
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Fourth Round
3x Fourth Round
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
 
Saturday January 1
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT) Evening Session (1900 GMT)
2x Quarter-Finals
2x Quarter-Finals
TBC TBC
TBC TBC
 
Sunday January 2
Afternoon Session (No Play) Evening Session (1930 GMT)
  2x Semi-Finals
  TBC
  TBC
 
Monday January 3
Afternoon Session (No Play) Evening Session (2000 GMT)
  Final
  TBC

 

Tournament Format

First Round - Best of five sets (no tie-break)

Second Round - Best of five sets

Third Round - Best of seven sets

Fourth Round - Best of seven sets

Quarter-Finals - Best of nine sets

Semi-Finals - Best of 11 sets

Final - Best of 13 sets

A tie-break will be in operation from the second round onwards, where the final set must be won by two clear legs. If the score reaches five-all, the 11th leg will be a sudden-death leg.

 

PDC William Hill World Darts Championship 2022 - Darts Fans! "Waynes World!"

 

Waynes World - Wayne Mardel

 

Win a Wayne Mardle / William Hill World Darts Championship / Sky Sports 'T' Shirt!

 

Audience Prizes – Fancy Dress / Best Sign / Best Dance!

Win a Wayne Mardle / William Hill World Darts Sky Sports‘T’ Shirt!

One of the biggest spectacles at the PDC William Hill World Darts, besides the darts, is the fans. Over the last twenty-plus years, the PDC has grown the sport of darts into one of the best-loved events to feature on TV. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a party or two; that is why most dart fans make their way to the World Darts Championships to enjoy the atmosphere and watch great darts from the best dart players in the world. Oh, and of course party!!!

The PDC William Hill, World Darts Championship, has become an event that all dart fans wish to be part of, and tickets sell out fast. However, if you are not lucky enough to get a ticket the no worries, the full 15 days coverage is shown on Sky Sports, DAZN, RTL7, and PDCTV.

Sky Sports   DAZN   RTL7  PDCTV

 

How to feature on TV!

Fancy Dress is one answer! Many fans dress up for the occasion; the wackier, the better, as you are more likely to be shown on TV. Maybe you and your friends make some moves! Darts moves, of course! Wayne has a keen eye for the weird and wonderful, and you may be rewarded with one of his ‘T’ Shirt prizes! Ooooh!

Send us a ‘T’ Shirt Wayne! or at least give 'Darts501' a mention!

 

Dart Fans Fancy Dress

 

Ok fancy dress is not your thing! Then write a witty sign. Dart tournament sponsors William Hill usually provide 180 boards and blanks for you to write your message. A good message will be shown on TV, and again Wayne might reward you with a prize!

 

Fans Dart Sign

 

To many of us, Sid Waddell, was one of the most charismatic commentators of our sport. His off the cuff linguist commentary earnt him admiration from both fans, players and other sports commentators. If you would like to reminisce over some of his best one lines that came from this genius then you can. I have put together a list of my favourite Sid Waddell quotations spanning across the years. Who knows these one-liners may give you some inspiration for your next dart sign!

Sid Waddell Quotations

 

I couldn't agree more! #LOVEDARTS501

PDC World Darts Championships Fans Chant

For those of you that are asking what was the song being sung at the 2019 PDC World Darts Championships by the thousands of dart fans, it is a chant: ‘Please Don’t Take Me Home”

The lyrics!

‘Don't take me home! Please don't take me home! I don't wanna go to work! I wanna stay here, and drink all the beer, Please don't, please don't take me home!...‘

Waynes World - Wayne Mardle

Enjoy the 2022 William Hill PDC World Darts Championships. Darts501.com

WDF WDF World Darts Championship 2022 - Lakeside, Frimley Green, Surrey

 

WDF World Darts Championships 2022

 

WDF World Championship Venue - Lakeside, Frimely Green, Surrey

Date: 1-9th January 2022

The World's top-ranked WDF players and Lakeside legends will return to one of the sports most iconic venues, The Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green. With the men's and women's events in place, there will be a boy's and the first-time girl's World Championship. The WDF will be played between the 1st and 9th of January.

The current men's World Champion Wayne Warren will look to defend his 2020 title and the current women's World Champion Mikuru Suzuki.

For World Darts Federation (WDF) they will be entering a new era in darts.

Both the men's and women's World Championship will feature the best players in the World outside the PDC format. A return to the Lakeside venue will be warmly welcomed by players and fans alike.

The 2022 WDF World Darts Champions will be broadcast live via Eurosport and Discovery +

 

TV Coverage:

Eurosport   Discovery +

A return to the famous Lakeside Country Club, Surry will be warmly welcome for many darts fans. The venue also offers accommodation and package deals for the event of the tournament days.

Although this is the first WDF managed event following the demise of the BDO, it will be the 44th World Darts Event for players that play on the WDF circuit (Outside the PDC)

TV Coverage from 1st-9th January 2022



Event Tickets and Packages

Event Tickets and Package Deals are available via Event Brite - Lakeside. Also, contact the venue for any restrictions that may be in place.

Please check the venue age restrictions before ordering. If you have any queries please contact the WDF website or The Lakeside Country Club where you will find the latest information


Session Schedule Guide

Both afternoon and evening sessions will feature during the nine-day event. Furth details can be found on the WDF Website

 Day Date Afternoon Evening
Saturday 1st January 2022 1pm 7pm
Sunday 2nd January 2022 1pm 7pm
Monday 3rd January 2022 1pm 7pm
Tuesday 4th January 2022 1pm 7pm
Wednesday 5th January 2022 1pm 7pm
Thursday 6th January 2022 1pm 7pm
Friday 7th January 2022 1pm 7pm
Saturday 8th January 2022 TBC TBC
Sunday 9th January 2022 TBC TBC

 

Traveling to The Lakeside Country Club, Frimely Green, Surrey)

 

By Road

Lakeside Country Club, Wharf Road, Frimley, Green, Camberley, Surrey

Tel 01252 836 464 (Box Office)

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturdays: Closed
Sundays: Closed

Sat Nav

Post Code: GU16 6PT

Parking: There is ample parking at the lakeside venue

Travel by Bus & Train

Directions to Lakeside, Frimley Green (Surrey Heath) with public transport

The following transport lines have routes that pass near Lakeside, Frimley Green

Bus No. 11, 3

Train: GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY

More Travel information via moovitapp.com

Other useful contacts:

Lakeside Country Club Box Office: Tel 01252 836 464 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

WDF World Darts Championship Prize Fund

A total prize fund of £300.000 is on offer at the 2022 WDF World Darts Championships. £50,000 first prize for the men and a long-awaited increase for the women’s Championships with £25,000 going to the winner. A full breakdown can be seen below.

 

 Position Men   Women   Boy   Girl    
 Champion £50,000 £25,000 £5,000 £2,000  
 Runner-Up £25,000 £12,500 £2,500 £1,000  
 Semi-Finalist £12,500 £6,500 £1,000 - - -   
 Quarter-Finalist £6,500 £3,250 - - -  - - -   
 Last 16 £3,250 £2,000 - - -  - - -   
 Last 24 - - -  £1,000 - - -  - - -   
 Last 32 £2,000 - - -  - - -  - - -   
 Last 48 £1,000 - - -  - - -  - - -   
 Total £200,000 £87,500 £9,500 £3,000  

WDF WDF World Darts Championship 2022 - Players Draw & Schedule

 

WDF World Darts Championship 2022 Players Draw and Schedule

 

2022 WDF World Darts Championship Qualifiers

The World's top-ranked WDF players and Lakeside legends will return to one of the sports most iconic venues, The Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green. With the men's and women's events in place, there will be a boy's and the first-time girl's World Championship. The WDF will be played between the 1st and 9th of January.

The current men's World Champion Wayne Warren will look to defend his 2020 title and the current women's World Champion Mikuru Suzuki.

For World Darts Federation (WDF) they will be entering a new era in darts.

Both the men's and women's World Championship will feature the best players in the World outside the PDC format. A return to the Lakeside venue will be warmly welcomed by players and fans alike.

The 2022 WDF World Darts Champions will be broadcast live via Eurosport and Discovery +

Qualifiers for the WDF World Champions 2022

A total of 48 men, 24 women, will take part with the full field being finalised on 5th December. 2 men and one woman will qualify from EACH of the TWO playoff competitions held in Frimley Green, England and in Assen, the Netherlands.

In addition, the WDF World Youth Championships with separate competitions for boys and girls will also take place, with two boys and one girl going through from both Assen and Frimley Green to compete upon the Lakeside stage in January.

The WDF has confirmed the following invitations have been sent to the following:

 

Men's World Championship

The top 16 men in the world rankings that accept their invitations will be seeded into the second round. The provisional list of seeds and invited players is as follows:

 

Men's line up TBC

 No.

Seeded Player

Non-Seeded Player

Non-Seeded Player

(Enter Second Round) (R2) (First Round) (R1) (First Round) (R1)
1 Brian Raman (BEL) Aaron Turner (ENG) Jim McEwan (SCO)
2 Thibault Tricole (FRA) Leonard Gates (USA) Dave Prins (ENG)
3 Wayne Warren (WAL) James Richardson (ENG) Haupai Puha (NZL)
4 Ross Montgomery (SCO) Dave Parletti (ENG) Roman Obukhov (RDF)
5 Neil Duff (NIR) Connor Scutt (ENG) Sebastian Steyer (POL)
6 James Hurrell (ENG) Mark Barilli (SCO) Laszlo Kadar (ROM)
7 Andy Baetens (BEL) John Desreumaux (BEL) David Cameron (CAN)
8 Luke Littler (ENG) Mark Graham (WAL) Jeremy Fagg (AUS)
9 Richard Veenstra (NED) Ben Hazel (ENG) Shawn Burt (CAN)
10 Scott Marsh (ENG) Francesco Raschini (ITA) Rory Hansen (CAN)
11 Jules van Dongen (USA) Martin Adams (ENG) Landon Gardiner (NZL)*
12 Nick Fullwell (ENG) Paul Hogan (ENG) Justin Thompson (AUS)** 
13 Michael Warburton (WAL) Lee Shewan (ENG) TBC
14 Cameron Menzies (SCO) Steve Hine (ENG) TBC
15 Aleksey Kadochnikov (RDF) Ian Jones (ENG) TBC
16 Antony Allen (ENG) Andreas Harrysson (SWE) TBC

*New Zealand regional ranking No.1 Warren Parry has declined his invitation.

**Australia regional ranking No.2 Donovan Lottering has declined his invitation.

 

Ladies line up TBC

 No.

Seeded Player

Non-Seeded Player

Non-Seeded Player

(Enter Second Round) (R2) (First Round) (R1) (First Round) (R1)
1 Deta Hedman (ENG) Lorraine Winstanley (ENG) Elena Shulgina (RDF)
2 Anastasia Dobromyslova (RDF) Corrine Hammond (AUS) Veronika Ihasz (HUN)
3 Fallon Sherrock (ENG) Suzanne Smith (ENG) Tori Kewish (AUS)
4 Anca Zijlstra (NED) Lorraine Hyde (SCO) Desi Mercer (NZL)*
5 Aileen de Graaf (NED) Laura Turner (ENG) Darlene van Sleeuwen (CAN)
6 Beau Greaves (ENG) Paula Jacklin (ENG) Mikuru Suzuki (JPN)
7 Kirsty Hutchinson (ENG) Paula Murphy (USA) TBC
8 Maria O’Brien ENG Amanda Harwood (ENG) TBC

*New Zealand regional ranking No.1 Wendy Harper has declined her invitation.

 

Youth World Championship Finalists Boys & Girls

Youth Players four Boys and two Girls TBC

 

WDF World Darts Championship 2022 - Schedule of Play

1st - 9th January 2022

Schedule of Play

Saturday, January 1
Afternoon session (from 13:00) Evening session (from 19:00)
TBC Women (R1) TBC Women (R1)
TBC Women (R1) TBC Women (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
 
Sunday January 2
Afternoon session (from 13:00) Evening session (from 19:00)
TBC Women (R1) TBC Women (R1)
TBC Women (R1) TBC Women (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
TBC Men (R1) TBC Men (R1)
 
Monday, January 3
Afternoon session (from 13:00) Evening session (from 19:00)
TBC Women (R2) TBC Women (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R2)
 
Tuesday, January 4
Afternoon session (from 13:00) Evening session (from 19:00)
TBC Women (R2) TBC Women (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R2)
 
Wednesday, January 5
Afternoon session (from 13:00) Evening session (from 19:00)
TBC Women (R2) TBC Women (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R2)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R3)
TBC Men (R2) TBC Men (R3)
 
Thursday, January 6
Afternoon session (from 13:00) Evening session (from 19:00)
TBC Women (R2) TBC Women (R2)
TBC Men (R3) TBC Men (R3)
TBC Men (R3) TBC Men (R3)
TBC Men (R3) TBC Men (R3)
 
Friday, January 7
Afternoon session (from 13:00) Evening session (from 19:00)
TBC Women (QF) TBC Women (QF)
TBC Women (QF) TBC Women (QF)
TBC Men (QF) TBC Men (QF)
TBC Men (QF) TBC Men (QF)
 
Saturday, January 8
Session (Time & Order TBC) Session (Time & Order TBC)
TBC Women (SF) TBC Men (SF)
TBC Women (SF) TBC Men (SF)
TBC Boys (SF)  
TBC Boys (SF)  
 
Sunday, January 9 (from 19:00)
TBC Girls Final
TBC Boys Final
TBC Womens Final
TBC Mens Final

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Welcome to Darts501

Darts501.com

Many viewers will know I have written several very successful dart websites over the past seventeen years, each with their own spin on the sport. I have also written a few professional players websites that you may also have come across. My love of the game has never diminished and with over forty years of playing the game, I would like to share as much about darts the game, the sport, the history and the development of the game.

This website is new and fresh and I have learned on my experience as player, developer and designer to hopefully bring you a little more to the sport millions love and play every week.

This website contains information regarding the ‘01 game played by all plus the many UK regional dartboard differences of both past and present. Players nicknames, music, dart checkout charts and basic tournament charts are available for you to download and print for your personal use. There will be something on this website for everyone, even if it a quick look at the facts and myths that surround the sport.

As a player, I would rate myself as a good pub league player. I never ventured into major competition except for the first year of PDC UK Open, I won locally but was unable to attend regional knockouts. Today I tend to watch as a keen supporter of the sport and love to see people enjoying the sport, even if it is only over a friendly pint or two.

My thanks go to the major dart organisations, dart manufacturers, suppliers, the darts historian Dr Patrick Chaplin, darts legend Trina Gulliver MBE, Mark McGeeney and the many others that have helped me over the years to develop this website and many other dart websites. More details can be found on my acknowledgement page. See footer.

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TOURNAMENTS
  • Major Dart Tournament Winners History

PDC Darts Tournament History

PDC History

Tournament Winners

  • World Champions
  • Youth W' Champions
  • Premier League
  • World Matchplay
  • Grand Prix
  • UK Open
  • European Champ'ship
  • Grand Slam
  • Players Champ'ship
  • World Cup
  • The Masters
  • Champions League
  • World Series
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BDO Darts Tournament History

BDO History

Tournament Winners

  • World Champions
  • Youth W' Champions
  • World Masters
  • World Trophy
  • British Internationals
  • Grand Prix
  • British Open
  • British Classic
  • Gold Cup
  • Youth Masters
  • BICC Champions Cup
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England Darts Tournament History

EDO History

Tournament Winners

  • England Open
  • England Masters
  • England Matchplay
  • England Classic
  • National Singles
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Scotland Darts Tournament History

SDA History

Tournament Winners

  • Scottish Open
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WDO Darts Tournament History

WDO History

Tournament Winners

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Northern Ireland Darts Tournament History

NIDO History

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Dart Players - Nicknames and Walk-on's

Dart Players Nicknames

Professional Dart Players Nicknames & Walk-on Music

An increased number of visitors have contacted me about players walk-on music and nicknames. Some of you have kindly supplied me with more information; therefore, I have updated both the players' nicknames and walk-on pages on this site. I hope to add a few more in the near future, but in the meantime if you know anymore or if any player has since changed either their Nickname or walk-on, please let me know via my contact page.

The revised nickname and walk-on music pages now include several WDDA players.

I do realise there several missing of missing nicknames and walk-on. However, I add more to the lists all the time.

 

MVG Walking man                                                                                                                        Wheelchair Man

Professional Darts

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Darts the Professional Sport

A Brief Introduction to Professional Darts

In 2001, the BDO introduced a Ladies World Darts Championship, which England's Trina Gulliver MBE won. Trina has won this event for seven consecutive years and made the final yet again in 2008 and 2009 but only to lose to a new up and coming star Anastasia Dobromyslova from Russia in 2008 and Francis Hoenselaar from Holland in 2009. In 2010 Trina again regained the title, beating Rhian Edwards from Wales 2-0. She then repeated this feat in 2011, again beating Rhain Edwards by the same margin 2-0. In 2016 Trina won the World Darts title, making her the most successful ladies darts player in the World, a record-breaking Ten World Titles. Trina has been awarded the MBE for services to darts and charitable fundraising.

In 2008, Ladies dart player Anastasia Dobromyslova moved away from the BDO to the PDC. Anastasia played in a preliminary qualifying round for the PDC World Darts Championship 2009 but lost to Dutchman Remco van Eijden 5 legs to 3. She also tried to qualify for the 2010 championship but failed. Anastasia moved back to the BDO in late 2010 / early 2011, and in 2012 she won BDO / WDF Ladies Worlds Darts Championship for the second time and then again in January 2013.

In 2007, the PDC introduced the first Youth World Championship. Arron Monk won this event, who beat Michael van Gerwen 6 - 4 in the final. However, until 2015, the BDO followed suit and introduced its own Youth World Championship. It was sixteen-year-old Colin Roelofs from the Netherlands became the first victor beating seventeen-year-old Harry Ward from England 3 - 0. Harry, unfortunately, didn't win a single leg in the final. However, I am sure we will see a lot more from all of these youth players in the future.

Lisa Ashton from Lancashire has since been dominant in the ladies game, winning in 2014, 2015, 2017 and again in 2018. However, in 2019 Lisa was sensationally knocked out in the first round by the Japanese soft-tip star, Mikuru Suzuki. Mikuru went on to win the 2019 Lakeside title beating England’s Lorraine Winstanley. Mikuru followed this up by winning the Dutch Open the following month. Mikura retained her title in 2020, gain beating the tournament favourite, Lisa Ashton.

During the 2019 Lakeside World Championships, calls for a significant review of the ladies' prize fund and short match format were called into question. The winning prize for women was just £12,000 compared to the men's £100,000. The chairman of the BDO at the time said this would be reviewed.

2019 also witnessed a number of the top BDO players move to the more lucrative PDC. With a £14M annual prize fund and the BDO contract restrictions taken off, players flocked to win a PDC tour card.

Glen Durrant, who had just won his third consecutive BDO World title, and former BDO No.1 Mark McGeeney, were among the thirty successful players to win a two-year PDC tour card. They were joined by a few others that featured the BDO World Championship event, thus depleting the BDO's main contenders. With the main BDO stars moving to the PDC, the BDO was left with the old ageing guard to re-establish the once firm grip the BDO held in World Darts.

In 2020, with a new chairman on board, Des Jacklin, the BDO moved their world darts championship away from the Lakeside venue to the O2 Arena. The move was not met with overall approval from the loyal BDO darts fans as they decided to not attend in their thousands. The BDO world championship will go down in history for all the wrong reasons. The change of venue and the recent loss of professional darts referees all added to the BDO misery. The promised prize money was slashed, and the conversation turned away from the players and was directed to the chairman. The poor management left the BDO in debt, and the organisation's future in 2020 looked in doubt. Des Jacklin later resigned as chairman but was reinstated following a narrow county representative vote victory. However, Jacklin could not convince all, and there was a challenge to the BDO dominance in the UK. The BDO had lost its status as it didn’t represent a Country within the World Darts Federation (WDF) and lost its vote. The respective organisation had finally lost its support, and in 2020 several challenges were made to take over the running of the Inter-County Championships. The UK Counties voted for a new organisation UK Darts Association to take over the running of the England and Welsh County Leagues. The 2021 British Inter-County Championships will now be known as the UK National League, Premier League, League One, Two, Three ect. The WDF introduced a World Darts Championship and World Masters, the fisrt World Championships again being staged at the Lakeside Country Club in January 2022. The PDC now firmly run the professional side of darts, with more players competing to join each year.

In 2019, John Lowe, the former three-time World Darts Champion, was awarded an MBE in the UK Queens New Year's honours list. John became the second male dart player to be awarded the MBE. The late Eric Bristow was the first recipient in 1989. The only other player to date to receive such an award is Trina Gulliver, the ladies ten-time World Darts Champion.

Dart fans may question the above because Phil Taylor was to receive an MBE in 2001. However, he didn't receive it. The award medal was annulled because he was found guilty of an indecent assault. Taylor denied the charges but had to pay £2,000 as a result of his conviction.

UK Awards given by the Crown are subject to conditions. One condition is a recipient criminal record. Awards issued to others, not necessarily sports stars, that later have been found guilty of a crime also face losing awards and titles issued

In 2010, Russ Strobel submitted to Darts Australia a new recommended dartboard height for Wheelchair users. The height Russ has come up with is 137cm to the centre Bull. The height is based on the perceived origins of the standard hanging height of the standard clock dartboard. It said the average height of a man in the England UK was 5'8" around the 1920s, the height of the centre bullseye of a standard board. Modern adjustments make that 173cm. Russ took this analogy and worked out the height of a man of 5'8" (173cm) be sitting in a wheelchair. His exact figure came out to be 136.5cm. However, as Russ explained, adding 0.5cm would make the recommended wheelchair dartboard height easy to remember, 137cm (wheelchair) - 173cm (Standard). Darts Australia accepted the concept of the new height for Wheelchair uses, and in 2012 it was also accepted by the World Darts Federation. Read more about Disability Darts can is featured on this website.

On this site, you will find a brief history of this intriguing sport along with all the information you will need to set up the dartboard and organise darting events. You can also learn how boards are constructed using sisal (a material used in rope making) and how dart weights, lengths, shafts and flights can alter the dart's flight.

The site also features traditional games played on today's standard dartboards and UK Regional dartboards, the Yorkshire and the Manchester log-end, to name just two. You can download rules and many games from here as well as those all-important checkouts.

You will also find Practice routines to improve your accuracy and scoring consistency, as well as information about maintaining your dartboard and darts. Many dart-related links are also linked to professional dart organisations, manufacturers, suppliers, and professional dart players. My thanks go to them for their help and support in building this site.

I hope you enjoy the website. Your feedback is always welcome, and if you like the site, please inform others.

Darts501 was established in 2004 and from its humble beginnings and a few makeovers, the website has had over well over 14 million viewers, and the increasing trend continues. In 2019 the website attracted a conservative 1.6 million. However, with more people opting not to have their visit to this website recorded by modern browsers and VPN, this figure is vastly undervalued. Thanks to all that visit, and keep calling back to see regular updates.

Darts501 has received many good references from professional players, commentators and other writers of the sport. It has become a resource website professionals recommend to others.

Further research into the sport continues and includes dartboards used across the UK over the past 100 years. The use of darts in war, including the secrete service in MI9

 

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