Sunday afternoon is the only double session of the regular World Matchplay and sees the first round continue.
In the opening match of the afternoon, Danny Noppert faces Martin Schindler. The former being last year's semi-finalist at the World Matchplay, has faced the German three times before and has never lost to Schindler.
Right after that it is Dirk van Duijvenbode's turn. 'Aubergenius' faces off with Kim Huybrechts. However, this balance is 5-2 in favor of the Belgian, who was the last player to qualify for this tournament.
The third match of the afternoon is between Damon Heta and Josh Rock. Michael van Gerwen will be watching this match with interest, as his possible opponent for the second round comes from this match. James Wade and Chris Dobey will take on each other in the final match of the afternoon.
Where can I watch the World Matchplay on TV?
The tournament will be broadcast in full on Sky Sports going between Action and Main Event.
From Saturday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 20, broadcasts will begin around 7 p.m. ET. In addition, on Sunday, July 16, there will be an afternoon session starting at 1 p.m. After the second round, the starting time of the evening sessions moves up one hour.
On Sunday afternoon, July 24, the second edition of the Women's World Matchplay is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm. Here, eight ladies will compete for the title at the most important women's tournament at the PDC.
TV Guide 2023 World Matchplay on Sky Sports
Prize money breakdown World Matchplay 2023 with £800,000 on offer
How much prize money can be earned at the World Matchplay
After the World Darts Championship, the World Matchplay is the ranking tournament with the largest prize pool at the PDC. A total of 800,000 pounds of prize money is up for grabs at this event.
All 32 participants are guaranteed £10,000 in prize money. This could eventually add up to a check of as much as £200,000 for the darter who gets to lift the Phil Taylor Trophy on Sunday, July 23.
Playing schedule World Matchplay 2023
Sunday, July 16
Afternoon session (from 1 p.m.)
Danny Noppert v Martin Schindler
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Kim Huybrechts
Damon Heta v Josh Rock
James Wade v Chris Dobey