World Matchplay Darts 2019 dates, prize money, qualified players, TV channel and odds

Gary Anderson is defending his World Matchplay title this year (Picture: Getty Images)

One of the highlights of the darts calendar comes around in July as the best the PDC have to offer head to Blackpool for the World Matchplay.

Widely regarded as the second biggest tournament in the organisation, after the World Championship, the Matchplay has only been won by eight players since its inception in 1994.

Three of those previous winners will be back at the Winter Gardens this year trying to get their hands on the trophy again – Michael van Gerwen, James Wade and defending champion Gary Anderson.

29 of the 32 entrants have already booked their place at the Matchplay, but three spots are still available, with this weekend’s Czech Darts Open the final chance to qualify.

When is the 2019 World Matchplay?

The tournament runs from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 28 July at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

What TV channel is the World Matchplay being shown on?

Sky Sports will be showing all the action live, with subscribers able to stream it on Sky Go or the Sky Sports app.

What is the World Matchplay prize money?

Winner £150,000
Runner-Up £70,000
Semi-finals £50,000
Quarter-finals £25,000
Second round £15,000
First round £10,000

Who has already qualified for the World Matchplay?

The top 16 in the world will go in as seeded players at the Matchplay – these are the provisional seedings.

1 Michael van Gerwen £1,607,750
2 Rob Cross £802,000
3 Daryl Gurney £531,250
4 Gary Anderson £525,750
5 Peter Wright £501,000
6 Michael Smith £482,000
7 Gerwyn Price £421,250
8 James Wade £386,000
9 Mensur Suljovic £367,000
10 Ian White £327,250
11 Dave Chisnall £315,500
12 Simon Whitlock £315,250
13 Nathan Aspinall £278,500
14 Jonny Clayton £260,250
15 Darren Webster £256,750
16 Adrian Lewis £255,000

The top 16 players on the Pro Tour Order of Merit, who haven’t qualified through the regular Order of Merit join them.

With one event left to qualify, the following 13 are guaranteed a spot in Blackpool.

Krzysztof Ratajski is making his Matchplay debut this year (Picture: Getty Images)

1 Krzysztof Ratajski £64,250
2 Ricky Evans £55,750
3 Glen Durrant £51,500
4 Joe Cullen £50,750
5 Steve Beaton £50,000
6 Jeffrey De Zwaan £46,250
7 Jermaine Wattimena £45,500
8 Chris Dobey £43,000
9 Danny Nopert £42,500
10 Max Hopp £42,000
11 Stephen Bunting £39,250
12 John Henderson £37,250
13 Mervyn King £35,250

Who can still make it to Blackpool?

Three places remain to qualify through the Pro Tour Order of Merit, with the following players currently filling them.

14 Vincent van der Voort £35,000
15 James Wilson £34,750
16 Kyle Anderson £32,750

However, depending on what happens at the Czech Darts Open this weekend, the following men could leapfrog them into a Matchplay spot.

19 Keegan Brown £31,500
21 William O’Connor £28,000
22 Ron Meulenkamp £26,750
23 Steve West £26,500
28 Jamie Hughes £22,250
35 Ted Evetts £19,000
40 Robert Thornton £18,250
44 Brendan Dolan £17,500
45 Justin Pipe £17,250
59 Rowby-John Rodriguez £10,500
63 Madars Razma £9,500

Czech Darts Open prize money

Winner £25,000
Runner-Up £10,000
Semi-Finalists £6,500
Quarter-Finalists £5,000
Third Round Losers £3,000
Second Round Losers £2,000
First Round Losers £1,000

Michael Van Gerwen has won the World Matchplay twice (Picture: PA Wire)

What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)

11/10 Michael van Gerwen
15/2 Rob Cross
8/1 Gary Anderson
16/1 Daryl Gurney
20/1 Peter Wright
20/1 James Wade
20/1 Gerwyn Price
25/1 Mensur Suljovic
25/1 Nathan Aspinall
25/1 Michael Smith
33/1 Dave Chisnall
40/1 Ian White
50/1 Adrian Lewis
50/1 Glen Durrant
50/1 Jeffrey de Zwaan
66/1 Krzysztof Ratajski
80/1 Jonny Clayton
80/1 Simon Whitlock
80/1 Joe Cullen
100/1 Danny Noppert
100/1 Stephen Bunting
100/1 Ricky Evans
100/1 Chris Dobey
150/1 Jermaine Wattimena
150/1 Darren Webster
150/1 Keegan Brown
150/1 Max Hopp
150/1 Kyle Anderson

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