2019 World Matchplay (darts)

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2019 Betfred World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates20–28 July 2019
VenueWinter Gardens
LocationBlackpool
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£700,000
Winners share£150,000
High checkout170 Scotland Peter Wright
170 England Rob Cross
Champion(s)
England Rob Cross
«2018 2020»

The 2019 Betfred World Matchplay was the 26th annual staging of the World Matchplay, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, from 20–28 July 2019.

Gary Anderson was the defending champion, after defeating Mensur Suljović 21–19 after extra time in the longest final in the tournament's history.[1] However, he lost 11–8 to Mervyn King in the second round.

Rob Cross won his first World Matchplay title with an 18–13 win over Michael Smith in the final. He also became just the fourth player in history to win both the PDC World Championship and the World Matchplay.

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund rose from £500,000 to £700,000, with the winner's earnings being up from £115,000 in 2018 to £150,000.[2]

Position (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £700,000)
Winner (1) £150,000
Runner-Up (1) £70,000
Semi-finalists (2) £50,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £25,000
Second round (8) £15,000
First round (16) £10,000

Format[edit]

In previous stagings of the event all games had to be won by two clear legs with no sudden-death legs. However, after consulting the host broadcaster Sky Sports in 2013, the PDC decided that games will now only proceed 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.

Qualification[edit]

The top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit as of 30 June 2019 were seeded for the tournament. The top 16 players on the ProTour Order of Merit, not to have already qualified on the cut-off date were unseeded.

The following players qualified for the tournament[3]:

Draw[edit]

First round
(best of 19 legs)
20–22 July

[4][5][6][7]
Second round
(best of 21 legs)
23–24 July

[8][9]
Quarter-finals
(best of 31 legs)
25–26 July

[10] [11]
Semi-finals
(best of 33 legs)
27 July

[12]
Final
(best of 35 legs)
28 July

[13]
               
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 93.00 10
England Steve Beaton 89.86 6
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 98.67 11
England Glen Durrant 99.33 13
16 England Adrian Lewis 94.69 4
England Glen Durrant 101.05 10
England Glen Durrant 92.84 16
8 England James Wade 85.68 7
8 England James Wade 96.16 13
Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan 95.26 12
8 England James Wade 93.86 13
9 Austria Mensur Suljović 92.91 11
9 Austria Mensur Suljović 96.76 10
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 82.02 1
England Glen Durrant 94.16 10
5 England Michael Smith 100.77 17
5 England Michael Smith 98.78 10
England Jamie Hughes 97.54 7
5 England Michael Smith 96.72 12
Germany Max Hopp 92.98 10
12 England Dave Chisnall 97.69 9
Germany Max Hopp 94.71 11
5 England Michael Smith 96.54 16
England Mervyn King 88.37 11
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 93.75 10
Netherlands Danny Noppert 87.77 6
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 94.95 8
England Mervyn King 94.88 11
13 England Nathan Aspinall 102.96 5
England Mervyn King 100.55 10
5 England Michael Smith 95.91 13
2 England Rob Cross 95.16 18
2 England Rob Cross 100.60 10
England Chris Dobey 91.34 3
2 England Rob Cross 98.47 11
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 94.45 5
15 England Darren Webster 88.61 5
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 89.23 10
2 England Rob Cross 101.83 16
England Stephen Bunting 96.08 14
7 Wales Gerwyn Price 92.02 12
England Stephen Bunting 95.11 13
  England Stephen Bunting 92.82 14
10 England Ian White 94.63 12
10 England Ian White 98.24 10
England Joe Cullen 88.63 0
2 England Rob Cross 96.64 17
3 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 92.46 15
6 Scotland Peter Wright 102.04 10
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 97.40 5
6 Scotland Peter Wright 103.01 11
11 Australia Simon Whitlock 87.42 2
11 Australia Simon Whitlock 94.99 10
Scotland John Henderson 101.33 8
6 Scotland Peter Wright 104.57 13
3 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 101.86 16
3 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 96.34 10
England Ricky Evans 89.33 7
3 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 93.44 11
England Keegan Brown 92.44 9
14 Wales Jonny Clayton 93.46 8
England Keegan Brown 95.59 10

Statistics[edit]

Player Eliminated Played Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average Checkout Success
England Rob Cross Winner 5 72 50 140 84 34 170 98.14 43.90%
England Michael Smith Runner up 5 68 56 141 99 33 147 97.61 38.42%
England Glen Durrant Semi-finals 4 49 39 98 55 22 137 97.08 44.55%
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney Semi-finals 4 52 46 140 65 36 124 94.63 32.31%
Scotland Peter Wright Quarter-finals 3 34 23 105 64 15 170 102.53 48.84%
England Mervyn King Quarter-finals 3 32 29 60 48 12 160 94.60 42.67%
England Stephen Bunting Quarter-finals 3 41 40 94 59 22 120 93.97 39.71%
England James Wade Quarter-finals 3 33 39 106 47 12 160 91.90 43.42%
England Ian White Second round 2 22 14 34 28 14 121 96.44 32.35%
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Second round 2 21 19 41 25 11 134 95.84 32.81%
Austria Mensur Suljović Second round 2 21 14 51 25 8 101 94.84 42.00%
Scotland Gary Anderson Second round 2 18 17 35 25 10 160 94.35 35.29%
England Keegan Brown Second round 2 19 19 45 17 8 148 94.02 40.43%
Germany Max Hopp Second round 2 21 21 66 27 10 128 93.85 42.86%
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski Second round 2 15 16 36 23 3 160 91.84 45.45%
Australia Simon Whitlock Second round 2 12 19 38 12 7 124 91.21 46.15%
England Nathan Aspinall First round 1 5 10 17 3 4 127 102.96 26.32%
Scotland John Henderson First round 1 8 10 24 16 4 97 101.33 47.06%
England Dave Chisnall First round 1 9 11 26 9 10 81 97.69 29.03%
England Jamie Hughes First round 1 7 10 25 13 2 128 97.54 36.84%
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort First round 1 5 10 21 12 2 52 97.40 31.25%
Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan First round 1 12 13 28 21 6 119 95.26 37.50%
England Adrian Lewis First round 1 4 10 15 8 6 80 94.69 40.00%
Wales Jonny Clayton First round 1 8 10 23 13 2 101 93.46 44.44%
Wales Gerwyn Price First round 1 12 13 23 11 6 106 92.02 51.17%
England Chris Dobey First round 1 3 10 17 5 2 145 91.34 33.33%
England Steve Beaton First round 1 6 10 22 6 4 46 89.86 35.29%
England Ricky Evans First round 1 7 10 20 8 2 85 89.33 58.33%
England Joe Cullen First round 1 0 10 8 6 2 N/A 88.63 00.00%
England Darren Webster First round 1 5 10 18 12 1 105 88.61 33.33%
Netherlands Danny Noppert First round 1 6 10 16 10 2 86 87.77 31.58%
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena First round 1 1 10 9 3 3 32 82.02 14.29%

Source: Match reports from the draw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Matchplay: Gary Anderson wins thrilling final". PDC. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ Allen, Dave. "Prize Money Soars Above £14m In 2019". PDC. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
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  6. ^ "2019 Betfred World Matchplay Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
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