2019 World Matchplay (darts)
|2019 Betfred World Matchplay|
|Dates||20–28 July 2019|
|High checkout||160 Mervyn King |
The 2019 Betfred World Matchplay is the 26th annual staging of the World Matchplay, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament is taking place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, from 20–28 July 2019.
- 1 Prize money
- 2 Format
- 3 Qualification
- 4 Draw
- 5 Statistics
- 6 Schedule of play
- 6.1 Saturday 20th July (1900 BST)
- 6.2 Sunday 21st July (Afternoon Session; 1300 BST)
- 6.3 Sunday 21st July (Evening Session; 1930 BST)
- 6.4 Monday 22nd July (1900 BST)
- 6.5 Tuesday 23rd July (1900 BST)
- 6.6 Wednesday 24th July (1900 BST)
- 6.7 Thursday 25th July (1900 BST)
- 6.8 Friday 26th July (1900 BST)
- 6.9 Saturday 27th July (1900 BST)
- 6.10 Sunday 28th July (1900 BST)
- 7 References
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.
|Position (no. of players)||Prize Money|
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.
The top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit as of 30 June 2019 are seeded for the tournament. The top 16 players on the ProTour Order of Merit, not to have already qualified on the cut-off date are unseeded.
The following players have qualified for the tournament:
PDC Order of Merit
PDC ProTour Qualifiers
|Player||Eliminated||Played||Legs Won||Legs Lost||100+||140+||180s||High Checkout||3-dart Average||Checkout Success|
|Michael van Gerwen||-||1||10||6||18||10||4||56||93.00||27.03%|
|Vincent van der Voort||-|
|Nathan Aspinall||First round||1||5||10||17||3||4||127||102.96||26.32%|
|Dave Chisnall||First round||1||9||11||26||9||10||81||97.69||29.03%|
|Jamie Hughes||First round||1||7||10||25||13||2||128||97.54||36.84%|
|Jeffrey de Zwaan||First round||1||12||13||28||21||6||119||95.26||37.50%|
|Adrian Lewis||First round||1||4||10||15||8||6||80||94.69||40.00%|
|Gerwyn Price||First round||1||12||13||23||11||6||106||92.02||51.17%|
|Chris Dobey||First round||1||3||10||17||5||2||145||91.34||33.33%|
|Steve Beaton||First round||1||6||10||22||6||4||46||89.86||35.29%|
|Joe Cullen||First round||1||0||10||8||6||2||N/A||88.63||00.00%|
|Darren Webster||First round||1||5||10||18||12||1||105||88.61||33.33%|
|Danny Noppert||First round||1||6||10||16||10||2||86||87.77||31.58%|
|Jermaine Wattimena||First round||1||1||10||9||3||3||32||82.02||14.29%|
Source: Match reports from the draw.
Schedule of play
The schedule of play for the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay was set on 10 July, with reigning champion Gary Anderson beginning the defence of his title on the opening night of Saturday 20 July.
Saturday 20th July (1900 BST)
Sunday 21st July (Afternoon Session; 1300 BST)