The schedule has been released for the upcoming World Matchplay and so has the Sky Sports TV Guide for the tournament, the lead broadcaster of the tournament in the UK.

Contrary to recent years, the event is not played in Blackpool but in Milton Keynes. Due to the corona measures still in force, it was decided to play the tournament behind closed doors. While fans are not allowed to attend the event, the TV camera’s from Sky Sports Darts are welcome to make sure there will be TV coverage of the World Matchplay for the darts fans.

It all begins this Saturday with five first round matches which will be shown starting on Sky Sports Action at 6pm and shifting to Main Event at 8pm.

The same happens until Tuesday when the first round concludes and we start the second round, it will be solely shown on Sky Sports Action from 6pm.

Sky Sports Action will continue this for the rest of the second round and Quarter-Finals but with later times of 7pm for Wednesday and Thursday.

Both Action and Main Event will show the remaining Quarter-Finals on Friday with the Semi-Finals being shown on the same channels from 8pm on Saturday. Sky Sports Action will show the final from 8:30pm on Sunday to conclude the tournament.

Full Sky Sports TV Guide for World Matchplay

Saturday July 18 First Round x 5 Sky Sports Action (18:00), Sky Sports Main Event (20:00)
Sunday July 19 First Round x 5 Sky Sports Action (18:00), Sky Sports Main Event (20:00)
Monday July 20 First Round x5 Sky Sports Action (18:00), Sky Sports Main Event (20:00)
Tuesday July 21 1 x First Round, 4x Second Round Sky Sports Action (18:00)
Wednesday July 22 4 x Second Round Sky Sports Action (19:00)
Thursday July 23 2x Quarter-Finals  Sky Sports Action (19:00)
Friday July 24 2x Quarter-Finals Sky Sports Action & Main Event (19:00)
Saturday July 25 Semi-Finals Sky Sports Action & Main Event (20:00)
Saturday July 26 Final Sky Sports Action (20:30)
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Author: Samuel Gill