World Matchplay

World Matchplay

Find all the news about the World Matchplay including the draw, schedule of play, prize money, TV coverage and results on dartsnews.com.

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 Dartsnews.com tournament centre.

Draw

Prize money

TV Coverage

Schedule of play

Format

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.

Phil Taylor Trophy

No less than sixteen times, the name of Phil Taylor appears on the honors list of the World Matchplay below. As a tribute to the now-stopped 16-time world champion, the cup of this tournament was named after him in 2018.

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)

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