2022 PDC World Darts Championship Betting Tips Guide

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2022 PDC World Darts Championship Information

PDC World Darts Championship Blog Content

How can I bet on the PDC World Darts Championship ?

If you are looking to have a bet on the darts for the first time or would like to refresh your memory on darts betting and the various markets then check out our darts betting guide which contains useful information and guidance before you place your first darts bets. 

Our best bookie for darts article has the latest bookmaker offers and promotions which may enhance your darts betting needs. There are numerous darts markets to bet on, Match Winner, Nine Dart Finish (Y/N), Set Score, Total 180's, Most 180's and many more to choose.

Who will win the PDC World Darts Championship ?

OLBG's darts tipsters provide analysis and selections on the PDC World Darts Championship Winner betting market, plus daily selections throughout the PDC World Championship so don't forget to check the daily PDC World Darts Championship tips before selecting your darts bets.

Is the PDC World Darts Championship Live on TV ?

The 2022 PDC World Darts Championship will be shown live every day on Sky Sports in the UK.

What is the PDC World Darts Championship 2022 Prize Money ?

The total prize fund for the PDC World Darts Championship is £2.5 Million, the winner receives £500,000.

2022 PDC World Darts Championship Preview

The PDC World Darts Championship is one of the sports betting highlights of the Xmas period for sports fans. The 2019/20 Championship saw Fallon Sherrock become the first lady to win a match at the championship, making it through to the 3rd round.

When is the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship ?

The PDC World Darts Championship commences on Wednesday 15th December.

What day is the 2022 World Championship Darts Final on ?

The PDC World Darts Championship Final is on Monday 3rd January 2022.

Where is the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship ?

The 2022 PDC World Darts Championship is at Alexandra Palace, London, U.K.

Who are the favourites to win the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship ?

The last three PDC World Darts Championship winners, Gerwyn price, Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen are currently the top three darts players in the PDC Order of Merit.

PDC World Championship 2022 07 Dec @ 14:52 - Win Tournament
Gerwyn Price 5.00
Michael van Gerwen 5.50
Peter Wright 7.50
Jonny Clayton 8.00
Dimitri van den Bergh 17.00
Michael Smith 26.00
Nathan Aspinall 29.00
Rob Cross 29.00
Jose De Sousa 34.00
Gary Anderson 41.00

Take a look at the OLBG Best Darts Tipsters page to see who the best performing darts tipsters are selecting to progress through the knockout stages and ultimately win the PDC World Darts Championship.

2022 PDC World Darts Championship Format & Schedule

How does the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship work ?

Ninety six players will contest the 2022 William Hill sponsored PDC World Darts Championship. This is a straight knockout tournament starting with 32 First Round matches where the winners will join the top 32 players in the PDC Order of Merit who join the Championship in the Second Round. The winners of each match will proceed to the next round until the Final where the winner will lift the Sid Waddell Trophy on Wednesday 3th January 2022. 

  • First Round (15th-21st Dec): Best of 5 Sets
  • Second Round (15th-23rd Dec): Best of 5 Sets
  • Third Round (27th-29th Dec): Best of 7 Sets
  • Fourth Round (29th & 30th Dec): Best of 7 Sets
  • Quarter Finals (1st Jan): Best of 9 Sets
  • Semi Finals (2nd Jan): Best of 11 Sets
  • Final (3rd Jan): Best of 13 Sets

What is the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship draw ?

The 2022 PDC World Darts Championship draw will be confirmed when the qualification tournaments have finished.

For details on the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship draw and latest news head over to the official PDC website.

2022 PDC World Darts Championship Qualification

The 96 players contesting the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship qualified via the following Qualification bands:

  1. Top 32 ranked players in the PDC of Merit
  2. Top 32 ranked players in the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit (not already qualified)
  3. 32 players from International Qualifying events

Heading into the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship here are the top 20 ranked players in the PDC Order of Merit along with their previous best finish in the World Championship:

PDC Order of Merit (Top 20 players)


Player PDC Apps. PDC Best
1. Gerwyn Price 7 Won (2021)
2. Peter Wright 12 Won (2020)
3. Michael van Gerwen 14 Won (2014, 2017 & 2019)
4. James Wade 17 SF (2009, 2012 & 2013)
5. Dimitri Van den Bergh 6 QF (2018 & 2020)
6. Gary Anderson 12 Won (2015 & 2016)
7. Jose de Sousa 4 3R (2021)
8. Jonny Clayton 5 3R (2020 & 2021)
9. Michael Smith 10 RU (2019)
10. Nathan Aspinall 3 SF (2019 & 2020)
11. Rob Cross 4 Won (2018)
12. Krzysztof Ratajski 4 QF (2021)
13. Joe Cullen 11 4R (2021)
14. Dave Chisnall 10 SF (2021)
15. Ryan Searle 3 4R (2019 & 2021)
16. Stephen Bunting 7 SF (2021)
17. Dirk van Duijvenbode 2 QF (2021)
18. Danny Noppert 3 3R (2020 & 2021)
19. Luke Humphries 4 QF (2019 & 2020)
20. Simon Whitlock 13 RU (2010)

Check out the current top 32 ranked players in the PDC Order of Merit and PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit on the official PDC website.

PDC World Darts Championship Previous Winners

Who won the PDC World Darts Championship in 2021 ?

Gerwyn Price won the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship beating Gary Anderson 7-3 in the final.

PDC World Darts Championship Last 10 Winners

Before deciding on your PDC World Championship betting picks it is worth a look back over recent years and see which players have a good record in the event. 

YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP SCORE
2021 Gerwyn Price Gary Anderson 7-3
2020 Peter Wright Michael van Gerwen 7-3
2019 Michael van Gerwen Michael Smith 7-3
2018 Rob Cross Phil Taylor 7-2
2017 Michael van Gerwen Gary Anderson 7-3
2016 Gary Anderson Adrian Lewis 7-5
2015 Gary Anderson Phil Taylor 7-6
2014 Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 7-4
2013 Phil Taylor Michael van Gerwen 7-4
2012 Adrian Lewis Andy Hamilton 7-3

Previous PDC World Darts Championship Finalists (Active)

Player Finals Won Runner Up
Michael van Gerwen 5 3 2
Gary Anderson 5 2 3
Adrian Lewis 3 2 1
John Part 3 2 1
Raymond van Barneveld 2 1 1
Peter Wright 2 1 1
Rob Cross 1 1 0
Gerwyn Price 1 1 0
Andy Hamilton 1 0 1
Kirk Shepherd 1 0 1
Michael Smith 1 0 1
Simon Whitlock 1 0 1

PDC World Darts Championship Records & Statistics

Who was the first PDC World Darts Championship Winner ?

  • Dennis Priestley won the inaugural PDC World Darts Championship in 1994 beating Phil Taylor 6-1 in the final.

Who has won the most PDC World Darts Championship Titles ?

  • The now retired Phil Taylor holds the record with 14 PDC World Darts Championship titles from 1995 to 2013.

There have been five multiple PDC World Darts Champions:

  • 14 - Phil Taylor (1995 to 2002, 2004 to 2006, 2009 & 2010, 2013)
  • 3 - Michael van Gerwen (2014, 2017 & 2019)
  • 2 - John Part (2003 & 2008)
  • 2 - Adrian Lewis (2011 & 2012)
  • 2 - Gary Anderson (2015 & 2016)

Most Final Appearances (latest)

  • 19 - Phil Taylor (2018)
  • 5 - Michael van Gerwen (2020)
  • 5 - Dennis Priestley (2000)
  • 5 - Gary Anderson (2021)
  • 3 - Adrian Lewis (2016)
  • 3 - John Part (2008)
  • 3 - Peter Manley (2006) 

Most 180's In A Match

  • 22 - Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen (Final 2017)

Most 180's In A Tournament

  • 71 - Gary Anderson (2017)

Best Winning 3 Dart Average

  • 114.05 - Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld (Semi Final 2017) 

2022 PDC World Darts Championship Tips

PDC World Darts Daily Tips

We have already looked at who the OLBG darts tipsters may be selecting to win the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship and don't forget to check out the free daily PDC World Darts Championship tips from OLBG's knowledgeable darts tipsters. Their PDC World Darts predictions for the daily matches throughout the tournament will be available to view as soon as the preliminary and first round draws have been made and the match odds are available.

Best OLBG Darts Tipsters

There are numerous knowledgeable darts tipsters adding darts tips on OLBG, at the time of writing (updated 07/12/2021) the top darts tipsters at OLBG for profitable tips (to 10 point stakes) over the last twelve months are listed below. You can now follow OLBG tipsters and receive instant tip notifications on the OLBG tips app.

  1. abarrybonds (904.0)  
  2. themont1983 (777.0) 
  3. ju29ro (510.0)
  4. Pieros (404.0)
  5. dacris69 (297.0)

At the time of writing, there are currently 9 OLBG darts tipsters who have made a 200 point profit to 10 point stakes over the past 12 months. Don't forget to check out the free daily PDC World Darts Championship tips from OLBG's Best Darts Tipsters throughout the tournament.

2022 PDC World Darts Championship Tipster Competition

If you know your darts and make successful darts bets then have a go adding your tips in OLBG's PDC World Darts Championship Tipster Competition.

There is a £200 total prize fund and 13 cash prizes available with £50 going to the tipster who finishes the competition with the highest level stakes profit. There are £25 cash prizes for the runner up and 3rd and £10 prizes for the ten next best tipsters.

Last year the £50 first prize was won by OLBG darts tipster feudalics and themont1983 finished in second spot.

Head over to the PDC Worlds Darts Championship Tipster Competition forum for more details on how to add your tips in this year's PDC World Darts Tipster Competition.

Monthly Darts Tipster Competition

In addition to the £200 PDC World Darts Championship Tipster Competition we have a monthly darts tipster competition for OLBG tipsters adding their darts tips.

There is £100 and 15 cash prizes on offer each month of the year, the darts tipster finishing the month with the highest level stakes profit wins the £25 top prize.

Come and have a go and add your darts tips and whoever you decide to back good luck with your bets on the PDC World Championship!

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