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World Matchplay Darts 2022

 

World Matchplay Darts 2022

The World Matchplay returns to the famous Winter Gardens in Blackpool, July 16 -24. The top PDC Order of Merit players will compete in one of the longest dart events the PDC has staged. Fans from all over the World take their annual holiday in the seaside resort to watch the best players in the world compete for the Phil Taylor Trophy. Phil won this event a staggering sixteen times, equalling his World Championship title achievement.

Besides the World Championship Trophy, this is the nest on the list any dart player would like to win. The Matchplay, like most of the dart events, is played in a straight leg format, with no sets and no best of. Hence, should a player have a slow start, they can, in some cases, be left for dust, but at least they can enjoy Britain's most popular seaside resorts.

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Women's Event

There will be a women's event alongside the main PDC World Matchplay event for the first time in PDC history. The top eight women who will play have to earn their place to play by virtue of the new women's series of events staged by the PDC. The women's events have become increasingly popular with PDC fans, and although this event won't see the women competing against the men, it is sure t be popular in viewing.

Lisa Ashton and Queen of the Palace Fallon Sherrock top the women's series and will be the two to beat in this year's Matchplay.

 

Disability Darts

If you have a disability and have never seen disability darts, then the Winter Gardens may be the place for you to visit this year. Wheelchair users throw at a dartboard at a reduced height 137cm to the bullseye, which is normally at 173cm. This allows the wheelchair user to compete against more abled-bodied players. But don't expect poor darts from these players; these are serious competitors.
Disability darts now has its own team world championships and many events over the world.

 

Match Play

As for the main event, the mix will be strong, and it will be hard to call a winner. Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright, Michael Smith and James Wade have all shown recent good form. However, Dimitri Van Den Burgh might be a dark horse in this event.

Top name and top darts with being from the off. All the players have fought for their place in this event, so who will your money be on?

If previous winners are anything to go by, then Mighty Mike might be your bet, but Demitri was runner-up in 2021 and the winner in 2020!

 

Here is the list of the past World Matchplay winners:

 

Year

Winner

Score

 

Score

Runner-Up 

2021
Peter Wright 18 - 9 Dimitri van den Bergh
2020
Dimitri van den Bergh 18 - 10 Gary Anderson
2019
Rob Cross 18 - 13 Michael Smith
2018
Gary Anderson 21 - 19 Mensur Suljović
2017
Phil Taylor 18 - 8 Peter Wright
2016
Michael van Gerwen 18 - 10 Phil Taylor
2015
Michael van Gerwen 18 - 12 James Wade
2014
Phil Taylor  18 - 9 Michael van Gerwen
2013
Phil Taylor  18 - 13 Adrian Lewis
2012
Phil Taylor  18 - 15 James Wade
2011
Phil Taylor  18 - 8 James Wade
2010
Phil Taylor  18 - 12 Raymond van Barneveld
2009
Phil Taylor 18 - 4 Terry Jenkins
2008
Phil Taylor 18 - 9 James Wade
2007
James Wade 18 - 7 Terry Jenkins
2006
Phil Taylor  18 - 11 James Wade
2005
Colin Lloyd 18 - 12 John Part
2004
Phil Taylor  18 - 8 Mark Dudbridge
2003
Phil Taylor 18 - 12 Wayne Mardle
2002
Phil Taylor  18 - 16 John Part
2001
Phil Taylor 18 - 10 Richie Burnett
2000
Phil Taylor  18 - 12 Alan Warriner 
1999
Rod Harrington  19 - 17 Peter Manley
1998
Rod Harrington 18 - 17 Ronnie Baxter
1997
Phil Taylor 16 - 11 Alan Warriner
1996
Peter Evison 16 - 14 Dennis Priestley
1995
Phil Taylor  16 - 11 Dennis Priestley
1994
Larry Butler 16 - 12 Dennis Priestley

 

 

 

 

 

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