World Matchplay

The 27th edition of the World Matchplay will be held from July 18-26.

Not in Blackpool as usual, but behind closed doors in Milton Keynes. Due to the coronavirus, public events are not yet allowed in the United Kingdom.

All the useful information about the 2020 World Matchplay can be found below, in the tournament centre.

Draw & Schedule

The draw for this tournament will be made on July 12, with the schedule to follow in the following week.

Prize Money

First Round: £10,000
Last 16: £15,000
Quarter-Finals: £25,000
Semi-Finals: £50,000
Final: £70,000
Winner: £150,000
Total: £700,000


First Round – Best of 19 legs
Second Round – Best of 21 legs
Quarter-Finals – Best of 31 legs
Semi-Finals – Best of 33 legs
Final – Best of 35 legs

All games have to be won by two clear legs, with a game being extended if necessary for a maximum of six extra legs before a tie-break leg is required. For example, in a first to 10 legs first round match, if the score reaches 12-12 then the 25th leg will be the decider.

TV Coverage


Roll of Honour

1994 Larry Butler (1)
1995 Phil Taylor (1)
1996 Peter Evison (1)
1997 Phil Taylor (2)
1998 Rod Harrington (1)
1999 Rod Harrington (2)
2000 Phil Taylor (3)
2001 Phil Taylor (4)
2002 Phil Taylor (5)
2003 Phil Taylor (6)
2004 Phil Taylor (7)
2005 Colin Lloyd (1)
2006 Phil Taylor (8)
2007 James Wade (1)
2008 Phil Taylor (9)
2009 Phil Taylor (10)
2010 Phil Taylor (11)
2011 Phil Taylor (12)
2012 Phil Taylor (13)
2013 Phil Taylor (14)
2014 Phil Taylor (15)
2015 Michael van Gerwen (1)
2016 Michael van Gerwen (2)
2017 Phil Taylor (16)
2018 Gary Anderson (1)
2019 Rob Cross (1)

World Matchplay Race after third day PDC Summer Series

One of the main aspects of the PDC Summer Series has been the race to the World Matchplay and with

Pieter Saturday 11 July 2020

World Matchplay Race after second day PDC Summer Series

As well as the bragging rights of winning in the PDC Summer Series and the Grand Slam of Darts spot

Samuel Gill Friday 10 July 2020

World Matchplay Race after first day PDC Summer Series

The first day of the PDC Summer Series was completed on Wednesday with Michael van Gerwen taking

Samuel Gill Thursday 9 July 2020

Session times confirmed for World Matchplay: No Sunday double session and five matches per night during first round

The session times have been confirmed for this year’s World Matchplay with the layout differing

Samuel Gill Tuesday 7 July 2020

Clemens on potential World Matchplay qualification: “I’m in a good position and let’s see how the five tournaments run for me.”

Gabriel Clemens lost out to Nico Kurz in qualification for the PDC World Championship but due to

Samuel Gill Monday 6 July 2020