World Matchplay Darts Betting Guide

Updated: 984 Darts

The World Matchplay Darts Tournament currently sponsored by Betfred takes place in July in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The current champion is Nathan Aspinall from England.

World Matchplay Darts Betting Guide
Matthew Edgar Darts Editor and WDF Professional

Former PDC Darts Professional, SkySports Darts Commentator and YouTuber with 6 tournament wins under his belt including the Iceland Open in 2023

World Matchplay Darts Information

World Matchplay Darts Blog Content

How can I bet on the Darts ?

If you are new to darts betting then check out our darts betting guide which has information to help get started. When ready to place your darts bets check out our best bookie for darts article to see which bookie may suit your darts betting needs. There are many different darts markets, for example: Match Winner, Set Score, Total 180's, Most 180's plus many more.

Who will win the World Matchplay Darts tournament ?

OLBG's darts tipsters provide insight and analysis on contenders for the World Matchplay Tournament winner plus there will be daily match selections during the World Matchplay Darts tournament so be sure to check the daily world matchplay darts tips before placing your darts bets.

Is the World Matchplay Darts tournament Live on TV ?

The World Matchplay Darts tournament is live every day on Sky Sports in the UK.

World Matchplay Darts Preview

When is the World Matchplay Darts tournament ?

The 2024 World Matchplay Darts Tournament dates will be confirmed in due course.

Where is the World Matchplay Darts tournament ?

The 2024 World Matchplay Darts Tournament takes place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Who are the favourites to win the World Matchplay Darts tournament ?

The defending World Matchplay champion is Nathan Aspinall, take a look at the OLBG Best Darts Tipsters selections nearer to the World Matchplay Darts Tournament to see who the best profit performing darts tipsters are predicting to win.

World Matchplay Darts Format & Schedule


How does the World Matchplay Darts Tournament work ?

The Betfred sponsored World Matchplay Darts tournament is the biggest summer event on the PDC calendar, featuring 32 of the world's top players.

  • First Round: Best of 19 legs (first to 10, must be won by 2 clear legs, sudden death after 12-12)
  • Second Round: Best of 21 legs (first to 11, 2 clear legs, sudden death after 13-13)
  • Quarter Finals: Best of 31 legs (first to 16, 2 clear legs, sudden death after 18-18)
  • Semi Finals: Best of 33 legs (first to 17, 2 clear legs, sudden death after 19-19)
  • Final: Best of 35 legs (first to 18, 2 clear legs, sudden death after 20-20)


  • to be confirmed

For details on the World Matchplay Darts draw when available and the latest news on the tournament head over to the official PDC website.

World Matchplay Darts Last Ten Winners

Who won the World Matchplay Darts 2023 ?

England's Nathan Aspinall won the 2023 World Matchplay Darts tournament defeating Jonny Clayton from Wales 18-6 in the final.

World Matchplay Darts Last 10 Winners

YearWinnerScoreRunner Up
2023Nathan Aspinall18-6Jonny Clayton
2022Michael van Gerwen18-14Gerwyn Price
2021Peter Wright18-9Dimitri Van den Bergh
2020Dimitri Van den Bergh18-10Gary Anderson
2019Rob Cross18-13Michael Smith
2018Gary Anderson21-19Mensur Suljovic
2017Phil Taylor18-8Peter Wright
2016Michael van Gerwen18-10Phil Taylor
2015Michael van Gerwen18-12James Wade
2014Phil Taylor18-9Michael van Gerwen

Previous World Matchplay Darts Finalists (Active)

Of the current active players on the PDC Tour, James Wade has the most World Matchplay Final appearances which stands at 6 including 1 victory in 2007.

PlayerFinalsWonRunner Up
James Wade615
Michael van Gerwen431
Gary Anderson211
Peter Wright211
Dimitri Van den Bergh211
Nathan Aspinall110
Rob Cross101
Jonny Clayton101
Adrian Lewis101
Mensur Suljovic101
Michael Smith101
Gerwyn Price101

World Matchplay Darts Statistics & Records

Most World Matchplay Darts Finals

  • 17 - Phil Taylor

Most World Matchplay Darts Titles

  • 16 - Phil Taylor

Nine Dart Finishes

  • Phil Taylor (v Chris Mason) 2002
  • Raymond van Barneveld (v Denis Ovens) 2010
  • John Part (v Mark Webster) 2011
  • Michael van Gerwen (v Steve Beaton) 2012
  • Wes Newton (v Justin Pipe) 2012
  • Phil Taylor (v Michael Smith) 2014
  • Gary Anderson (v Joe Cullen) 2018
  • Gerwyn Price (v Danny Noppert) 2022

Highest Tournament Three Dart Average

  • 106.31 - Phil Taylor (2010)

Highest Match Three Dart Average

  • 114.99 - Phil Taylor (v Barrie Bates) 2010

Highest 'Final' Three Dart Average 

  • 111.23 - Phil Taylor (v Adrian Lewis) 2013

Highest Match Losing Three Dart Average

  • 105.92 - Adrian Lewis (v Phil Taylor) 2013

Author and Contributor Information

Matthew Edgar

OLBG Sponsored Darts Professional

Matthew Edgar, born on August 28, 1986, is an English professional darts player currently targeting the WDF World championships at Lakeside in December 2024 and commentating on Darts for Sky Sports. Known for his practice sessions with former world championship runner-up Kevin Painter, Edgar began his sports career as a coach for Northampton Town before shifting to darts. Prior to his darts career, he trained in mixed martial arts and was a professional wrestler. Edgar also hosts a dedicated darts YouTube channel, "Edgar TV," where he interacts with followers and shares his professional competition experiences.

Follow Matthew as he targets Lakeside and the WDF World Championships in December 2024.

- Matthew Edgar, Darts editor and wdf professional

James Banting

Content Editor / Fact Checker

James is one of OLBG's in-house sports betting specialists with decades of industry experience. He manages our Darts event calendar, working with Matt to update the event preview articles with recent results and data checking for accuracy.

- James Banting, Tipster competition assistant

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