2021 PDC World Darts Championship

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2021 William Hill World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates15 December 2020 –
3 January 2021
VenueAlexandra Palace
LocationLondon
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatSets
Final – first to 7 sets
Prize fund£2,500,000
Winner's share£500,000
Nine-dart finish James Wade
High checkout170  Dirk van Duijvenbode (x2)
 Gary Anderson
 Danny Baggish
 Stephen Bunting
 Dave Chisnall
 Gerwyn Price
Champion(s)
 Gerwyn Price
«2020 2022»

The 2021 PDC World Darts Championship[1] (known for sponsorship reasons as the 2021 William Hill World Darts Championship) was the 28th World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the British Darts Organisation. The collapse of the BDO in September 2020 and subsequent postponement of the World Darts Federation-sanctioned event meant that this edition was the first undisputed World Championship in the sport since John Lowe won the Embassy in 1993. The event took place at the Alexandra Palace in London from 15 December 2020 – 3 January 2021, and was played behind closed doors, except for the first day of the tournament, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Peter Wright was the defending champion, after defeating Michael van Gerwen 7–3 in the 2020 final.[2]

Gerwyn Price won the World Championship for the first time in his career, beating Gary Anderson 7–3 in the final. As a result of winning the title, Gerwyn took over from Michael van Gerwen as world number 1.[3]

Steve Beaton played in a record 30th consecutive World Championship (including the BDO version), breaking the record he jointly held with Phil Taylor, but lost in the first round to Diogo Portela.

James Wade hit his first World Championship nine-dart finish and the first PDC World Championship nine-darter since 2016 in his third round defeat to Stephen Bunting.

Third seed Gerwyn Price won the first PDC World Championship of his career. He was the first Welsh player to win the PDC World Championship.
Two time champion Gary Anderson, the thirteenth seed, finished as runner up for the third time in his career.

Background and qualification[edit]

The 2021 PDC World Darts Championship was the 28th World Darts Championship to be organised by the Professional Darts Corporation; and the fourteenth to be held at Alexandra Palace, London. It was held between 15 December 2020 and 3 January 2021, the culmination of the 2020 Professional Darts Corporation season.[4] 96 players competed in the championship, with the thirty-two highest ranked players on the PDC Order of Merit being seeded to the second round, and the next thirty-two highest ranked players from the 2020 PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit and thirty-two players from the various qualifiers going into the first round.[5]

UK government regulations following the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom allowed Tier 2 areas, including London, to hold sporting events with up to 1,000 spectators indoors.[6] The Professional Darts Corporation announced that the World Championship would be the first PDC event in the United Kingdom to allow fans, since the UK Open in March 2020. Fans attending the event were not allowed to wear fancy dress and 'football style' chanting was prohibited.[7] With London subsequently moving to Tier 3 on 16 December, it meant that the tournament was held behind closed doors for all sessions barring the opening night.[8]

Michael van Gerwen, the runner-up in the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship and winner of the 2014, 2017 and 2019 championships, was top of the two-year PDC Order of Merit and number one seed going into the tournament, having won the UK Open and Players Championship Finals titles in 2020. The reigning champion from 2020 Peter Wright was second seed, having additionally won the 2020 European Championship; and 2020 World Grand Prix champion Gerwyn Price was the third seed. As well as Van Gerwen and Wright, three other previous PDC world champions qualified as seeds: two-time champions Gary Anderson (13th seed) and Adrian Lewis (21st seed), and 2018 champion Rob Cross (fifth seed). Two champions of the BDO World Darts Championship qualified as seeds: three-time BDO champion and 2020 Premier League Darts winner Glen Durrant (12th seed) and 2014 BDO champion Stephen Bunting (26th seed).[5]

The top seeds below Van Gerwen, Wright and Price were 2019 World finalist Michael Smith, Rob Cross, 2019 UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall, 2020 Grand Slam and European Championship finalist James Wade, 2019 World Grand Prix finalist Dave Chisnall, and 2020 World Matchplay winner Dimitri Van den Bergh. 2020 Grand Slam of Darts winner José de Sousa was seeded 14th.[5]

Damon Heta, in his first full year as a full PDC tour card holder, was the highest-ranked non-seed on the 2020 PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit. Two-time BDO World Champion Scott Waites qualified for the PDC World Championship for the first time, and was one of two former BDO Champions to qualify through the Pro Tour, alongside Steve Beaton, the 1996 BDO champion, competing in a record-breaking 30th consecutive World Championship.[5][9]

As well as Waites, six other players from the Pro Tour made their PDC Championship debuts; Mike De Decker, Martijn Kleermaker, Maik Kuivenhoven, Jason Lowe, Ryan Murray and Derk Telnekes.[9] Other players to qualify via the Pro Tour included 2020 World Grand Prix finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode and 2012 PDC World Championship runner-up Andy Hamilton.[5]

The international qualifiers were heavily impacted by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, with a number of qualification tournaments being cancelled. The North American Darts Championship was cancelled, with the place being given to Danny Lauby, the winner of the 2019 CDC Continental Cup.[10] The cancellation of the Oceanic Masters resulted in a second place being given on the Dartplayers Australia tour; and the cancellation of the New Zealand championship saw the place instead being given to the top player on the Dartplayers New Zealand tour, Haupai Puha.[11] The qualifiers for India and South America were both cancelled, with the Indian place going to the Indian Darts Federation number one Amit Gilitwala, and the South American place being given to Diogo Portela, who had won the South American qualifier the three previous years it had been held.[12]

The PDC Asia Tour was fully cancelled, with the four places being awarded to the winners of one-off qualification events in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Philippines.[13] The Tom Kirby Irish Matchplay as well as qualifiers for Southern Europe, Western Europe, and Central Europe were not held in 2020; with these places being given to the final Pro Tour holders qualifier. One further change saw the two qualification events for female players being replaced with the new, four-event long, PDC Women's Series, with the top two players over those events – four-times BDO Women's World Champion Lisa Ashton and Deta Hedman – qualifying for the World Championship.[14]

The final six places – four from uncompleted qualifiers and two as planned – were given to the winners of an event for Tour Card holders held at the conclusion of the PDC Series. Four places were reserved for players from the UK and Ireland and two from the rest of the world; a change from previous years where the places were unassigned.[12] The six players to get through the qualifier included Jamie Lewis, a former World Championship semi-finalist.[15]

Thirteen players from international qualifiers made their PDC World Championship debuts; Bradley Brooks, Cameron Carolissen, David Evans, Edward Foulkes, Amit Gilitwala, Dmitriy Gorbunov, Deta Hedman, Nick Kenny, Danny Lauby, Haupai Puha, Toru Suzuki, Di Zhuang and Niels Zonneveld.[9]

Martijn Kleermaker withdrew from the tournament after testing positive for COVID-19 on 20 December. As the first alternate Josh Payne had been in close contact with someone who had also received a positive test, Kleermaker's first round opponent Cameron Carolissen received a bye.[16]

Qualifiers[edit]

The top 32 from the PDC Order of Merit began the competition in the second round. The 32 highest ranked players on the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit (not already qualified) and 32 qualifiers from around the world began in the first round.[17]

Notes
  1. ^ Kim Viljanen, who had qualified as PDC Nordic and Baltic #1, withdrew from the field for health reasons. Marko Kantele, the next highest ranked on the PDC Nordic & Baltic Order of Merit after Darius Labanauskas (already qualified), replaced him in the field.[20]

Format[edit]

All matches were played as single in, double out; requiring the players to score 501 points to win a leg, finishing on either a double or the bullseye. Matches were played to set format, with each set being the best of five legs (first to three). A rule which has been in place for previous tournaments, where the final set had to be won by two clear legs, was removed in order to prevent sessions overrunning.[21]

The matches got longer as the tournament progresses:

  • First round: Best of five sets
  • Second round: Best of five sets
  • Third round: Best of seven sets
  • Fourth round: Best of seven sets
  • Quarter-finals: Best of nine sets
  • Semi-finals: Best of eleven sets
  • Final: Best of thirteen sets[22]

Prize money[edit]

Peter Wright was the reigning champion from the 2020 Championship, but he was eliminated in Round 3.
Three-time champion Michael van Gerwen was the top seed at the 2021 tournament. He was eliminated in the quarter-final.

The prize money for the tournament was £2,500,000 in total – the same as in the previous year. The winner's share was £500,000.[23]

Position (num. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £2,500,000)
Winner (1) £500,000
Runner-up (1) £200,000
Semi-finalists (2) £100,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £50,000
Fourth round losers (8) £35,000
Third round losers (16) £25,000
Second round losers (32) £15,000
First round losers (32) £7,500

Tournament summary[edit]

The top quarter of the draw saw number one seed Michael van Gerwen defeat Ryan Murray in the second round,[24] before a 4–0 win over Ricky Evans qualified him for the fourth round.[25] In that round, Van Gerwen came from 3–1 down and survived two darts at the bullseye from Joe Cullen to win in a sudden death last leg and reach the quarter-final for the fifth consecutive year and the eighth time overall.[26][27] Number eight seed Dave Chisnall reached his third PDC World Championship quarter-final after wins over Keegan Brown,[28] Danny Noppert[26] and Dimitri Van den Bergh.[29] In the quarter-final, Chisnall stunned Michael van Gerwen with a 5–0 whitewash win over the world number one to reach the first PDC World Championship semi-final of his career. This defeat was van Gerwen's first whitewash loss (without winning a set) since 2009, when he lost to Phil Taylor.[30]

The two highest seeds in the second quarter were both eliminated early, with fourth seed Michael Smith losing 3–1 to debutant Jason Lowe[31] and fifth seed Rob Cross losing in a sudden death last leg to Dirk van Duijvenbode.[32] Former world champion Adrian Lewis also exited in the second round, losing to American Danny Baggish 3–1.[32] Two time champion Gary Anderson beat Madars Razma in the second round[28] before beating Mensur Suljović 4–3 in a controversial game, with Anderson accusing his opponent of gamesmanship.[33] Anderson then whitewashed Lowe's conqueror Devon Petersen to reach the eighth PDC World Championship quarterfinal of his career.[29] Van Duijvenbode followed up his win over Cross with a 4–0 win over Adam Hunt[33] and a second last-leg victory, this time over Glen Durrant, to reach his first PDC World Championship quarter-final.[29] Van Duijvenbode won the first set against Anderson in the quarter-final, but Anderson turned the game around including a run of ten legs in a row to win the match 5–1.[30]

Peter Wright opened his title defence with a 3–1 win over Steve West, appearing on stage dressed as The Grinch.[34] Wright's reign was ended in the next round, after Gabriel Clemens won a last leg decider over him.[25] Krzysztof Ratajski made it past Ryan Joyce[35] and Simon Whitlock without dropping a set, before knocking out Clemens with a last leg victory of his own, with both players missing multiple darts to win before Ratajski finally hit double one to take the win and become the first Polish player to make a PDC World Championship quarter-final.[26][27] Seventh seed James Wade was eliminated in the third round by Stephen Bunting, despite hitting the first perfect Nine-dart finish at the World Championship since Gary Anderson at the 2016 PDC World Darts Championship.[26] Bunting overcame Ryan Searle in the fourth round to qualify for the quarter-finals for the second time.[29] In the quarter-final; Bunting took the first three sets and led 4–1 after the fifth. Ratajski closed the gap to 4–3 over the next two sets but Bunting broke throw in the eighth set to complete the win and qualify for his first PDC World Championship semi-final.[30]

In the fourth quarter, third seed Gerwyn Price came thorough a last set decider against fellow Welshman Jamie Lewis[35] and a sudden death last leg decider against 30th seed Brendan Dolan[33] to reach the fourth round, where he took a 4–1 win over Mervyn King to reach the quarter-final for the second consecutive year.[29] He was joined in the quarter-final by Daryl Gurney, who reached that stage for the second time after wins over William O'Connor,[36] Chris Dobey,[37] and Vincent van der Voort.[29] In the quarter-final, Price twice led by two sets at 2–0 & 4–2; and on both occasions Gurney won the next two sets to level. The final set went to a final leg, with Price eventually hitting the double 20 to win and reach a second consecutive semi-final.[30]

The first semi-final played was between Price and Bunting. Price won the first set and took a 2–0 lead in the second before Bunting fought back to take the second set and the next two. Price took the fifth and sixth sets to level before Bunting again fought back from 2–0 down in a set to lead after the seventh set. Price levelled the match by winning the eighth set and won the last two sets by 3–0 and 3–1 to become the first Welsh player to reach a PDC World Championship final. The thirteen 100+ finishes thrown by the two players was a record combined count for a PDC World Championship match.[38]

In the second semi-final, Anderson and Chisnall shared the first two sets, before Anderson claimed the next two to take a 3–1 lead. Chisnall broke Anderson's throw to take the fifth set, but Anderson immediately broke back and won the sixth. Again, Chisnall won the seventh set but Anderson restored the two set advantage with an eighth set victory. Anderson won all three legs in the ninth set to secure a 6–3 win, qualifying the two-time World Champion for his fifth PDC World Championship final.[38]

The final between Anderson and Price was held on 3 January 2021. Anderson threw first in the first set and won the first two legs, but missed four darts for a 3–0 set win, and Price came back to take the set 3–2. Anderson broke back with a 3–1 win in the second set. Price broke again in the third set despite a "big fish" 170 finish from Anderson, and held his throw in the fourth set to take a 3–1 advantage. Price again broke Anderson's throw in the fifth set, and won the sixth 3–0. Price took a two leg lead in the seventh set, but Anderson fought back to take only his second set of the match. Price regained the four-set advantage by winning the eighth set to go one away from winning the title. Price missed nine darts for the championship in the ninth set, which Anderson won. In the tenth set, Price fought back from 2–0 to eventually take the set and the championship, winning the title on double five.[39]

Price's first World Championship additionally saw him take the number one spot on the PDC Order of Merit away from Michael van Gerwen, the Dutchman having held the title for seven years since winning the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship.[40]

Schedule[edit]

Tuesday, 15 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
01 1  Steve West 3 – 0 Amit Gilitwala  3 – 0 3 – 1 3 – 0 N/A
02 1  Steve Beaton 0 – 3 Diogo Portela  1 – 3 1 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
03 1  Jeff Smith 3 – 1 Keane Barry  3 – 1 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 2 N/A
04 2  Peter Wright 3 – 1 Steve West  3 – 0 3 – 0 1 – 3 3 – 1 N/A
Wednesday, 16 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
05 1  Ryan Joyce 3 – 2 Karel Sedláček  1 – 3 3 – 0 0 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 2
06 1  Ross Smith 3 – 0 David Evans  3 – 1 3 – 2 3 – 2 N/A
07 1  William O'Connor 3 – 0 Niels Zonneveld  3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 1 N/A
08 2  Chris Dobey 3 – 2 Jeff Smith  2 – 3 2 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 1 3 – 0
09 1  Max Hopp 3 – 0 Gordon Mathers  3 – 0 3 – 1 3 – 2 N/A
10 1  Callan Rydz 3 – 1 James Bailey  3 – 0 0 – 3 3 – 0 3 – 1 N/A
11 1  Adam Hunt 3 – 2 Lisa Ashton  2 – 3 3 – 0 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 1
12 2  Glen Durrant 3 – 0 Diogo Portela  3 – 0 3 – 0 3 – 2 N/A
Thursday, 17 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
13 1  Madars Razma 3 – 0 Toru Suzuki  3 – 2 3 – 2 3 – 2 N/A
14 1  Mike De Decker 0 – 3 Edward Foulkes  0 – 3 1 – 3 2 – 3 N/A
15 1  Ryan Murray 3 – 1 Lourence Ilagan  3 – 2 0 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 1 N/A
16 2  Daryl Gurney 3 – 2 William O'Connor  3 – 1 3 – 0 2 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 0
17 1  Luke Woodhouse 2 – 3 Jamie Lewis  3 – 0 3 – 2 1 – 3 1 – 3 1 – 3
18 1  Ron Meulenkamp 3 – 1 Boris Krčmar  0 – 3 3 – 0 3 – 2 3 – 1 N/A
19 1  Ryan Searle 3 – 2 Danny Lauby Jr.  3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 1
20 2  José de Sousa 3 – 1 Ross Smith  0 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 1 N/A
Friday, 18 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
21 1  Mickey Mansell 3 – 0 Haupai Puha  3 – 0 3 – 0 3 – 0 N/A
22 1  Darius Labanauskas 3 – 0 Chengan Liu  3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 0 N/A
23 1  Wayne Jones 3 – 2 Ciarán Teehan  3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 0
24 2  Jamie Hughes 0 – 3 Adam Hunt  0 – 3 1 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
25 1  Dirk van Duijvenbode 3 – 2 Bradley Brooks  0 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 0 3 – 0
26 1  John Henderson 3 – 2 Marko Kantele  3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 1 2 – 3 3 – 1
27 1  Luke Humphries 2 – 3 Paul Lim  3 – 1 3 – 1 1 – 3 2 – 3 1 – 3
28 2  James Wade 3 – 0 Callan Rydz  3 – 0 3 – 2 3 – 1 N/A
Saturday, 19 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
29 1  Steve Lennon 3 – 1 Daniel Larsson  3 – 1 3 – 1 1 – 3 3 – 0 N/A
30 1  Scott Waites 3 – 2 Matt Campbell  2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 2
31 1  Kim Huybrechts 3 – 0 Di Zhuang  3 – 0 3 – 0 3 – 0 N/A
32 2  Mervyn King 3 – 1 Max Hopp  3 – 0 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 1 N/A
33 1  Andy Hamilton 1 – 3 Nico Kurz  2 – 3 3 – 2 1 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
34 1  Andy Boulton 3 – 1 Deta Hedman  3 – 0 3 – 0 0 – 3 3 – 0 N/A
35 1  Damon Heta 2 – 3 Danny Baggish  2 – 3 2 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 0 2 – 3
36 2  Michael van Gerwen 3 – 1 Ryan Murray  3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 2 N/A
Sunday, 20 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
37 1  Derk Telnekes 2 – 3 Nick Kenny  3 – 2 0 – 3 3 – 2 0 – 3 0 – 3
38 1  Jason Lowe 3 – 1 Dmitriy Gorbunov  3 – 0 3 – 1 2 – 3 3 – 2 N/A
39 1  Maik Kuivenhoven 0 – 3 Matthew Edgar  0 – 3 1 – 3 0 – 3 N/A
40 2  Vincent van der Voort 3 – 2 Ron Meulenkamp  1 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 0 3 – 2
41 1  Martijn Kleermaker w/o Cameron Carolissen  N/A
42 1  Keegan Brown 3 – 0 Ryan Meikle  3 – 2 3 – 0 3 – 2 N/A
43 2  Jeffrey de Zwaan 0 – 3 Ryan Searle  2 – 3 1 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
44 2  Jonny Clayton 3 – 1 John Henderson  3 – 1 3 – 1 1 – 3 3 – 2 N/A
Monday, 21 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
45 2  Krzysztof Ratajski 3 – 0 Ryan Joyce  3 – 2 3 – 2 3 – 1 N/A
46 2  Ian White 1 – 3 Kim Huybrechts  1 – 3 2 – 3 3 – 1 2 – 3 N/A
47 2  Gerwyn Price 3 – 2 Jamie Lewis  1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 0 – 3 3 – 0
48 2  Gabriel Clemens 3 – 1 Nico Kurz  3 – 2 1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 N/A
Tuesday, 22 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
49 2  Brendan Dolan 3 – 1 Edward Foulkes  3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 0 N/A
50 2  Joe Cullen 3 – 0 Wayne Jones  3 – 0 3 – 2 3 – 1 N/A
51 2  Simon Whitlock 3 – 2 Darius Labanauskas  1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 2 – 3 3 – 0
52 2  Adrian Lewis 1 – 3 Danny Baggish  0 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 1 2 – 3 N/A
53 2  Danny Noppert 3 – 1 Cameron Carolissen  0 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 2 3 – 2 N/A
54 2  Devon Petersen 3 – 1 Steve Lennon  3 – 2 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 0 N/A
55 2  Rob Cross 2 – 3 Dirk van Duijvenbode  3 – 1 0 – 3 3 – 2 0 – 3 2 – 3
56 2  Dimitri Van den Bergh 3 – 0 Paul Lim  3 – 0 3 – 1 3 – 1 N/A
Wednesday, 23 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
57 2  Ricky Evans 3 – 1 Mickey Mansell  1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 0 3 – 1 N/A
58 2  Gary Anderson 3 – 1 Madars Razma  3 – 0 1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 2 N/A
59 2  Stephen Bunting 3 – 2 Andy Boulton  1 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 0 0 – 3 3 – 2
60 2  Mensur Suljović 3 – 1 Matthew Edgar  3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 0 3 – 1 N/A
61 2  Dave Chisnall 3 – 1 Keegan Brown  2 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 1 3 – 2 N/A
62 2  Jermaine Wattimena 3 – 1 Nick Kenny  3 – 1 1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 N/A
63 2  Nathan Aspinall 3 – 2 Scott Waites  1 – 3 2 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 2
64 2  Michael Smith 1 – 3 Jason Lowe  0 – 3 0 – 3 3 – 2 0 – 3 N/A
Sunday, 27 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7
65 3  Krzysztof Ratajski 4 – 0 Simon Whitlock  3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 2 3 – 2 N/A
66 3  Kim Huybrechts 2 – 4 Ryan Searle  0 – 3 3 – 0 0 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 1 2 – 3 N/A
67 3  Dimitri Van den Bergh 4 – 0 Jermaine Wattimena  3 – 1 3 – 2 3 – 1 3 – 0 N/A
68 3  Joe Cullen 4 – 3 Jonny Clayton  3 – 1 3 – 2 0 – 3 2 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 0 3 – 2
69 3  Peter Wright 3 – 4 Gabriel Clemens  3 – 1 1 – 3 0 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 0 2 – 3
70 3  Michael van Gerwen 4 – 0 Ricky Evans  3 – 1 3 – 2 3 – 2 3 – 2 N/A
Monday, 28 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7
71 3  José de Sousa 0 – 4 Mervyn King  1 – 3 0 – 3 2 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
72 3  Dirk van Duijvenbode 4 – 0 Adam Hunt  3 – 2 3 – 1 3 – 2 3 – 1 N/A
73 3  Nathan Aspinall 2 – 4 Vincent van der Voort  0 – 3 0 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 2 1 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
74 3  Gary Anderson 4 – 3 Mensur Suljović  3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 2 0 – 3 0 – 3 3 – 0 3 – 0
75 3  Gerwyn Price 4 – 3 Brendan Dolan  3 – 2 0 – 3 3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 2
76 3  Glen Durrant 4 – 2 Danny Baggish  3 – 0 3 – 2 3 – 1 2 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 2 N/A
Tuesday, 29 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7
77 3  James Wade 2 – 4 Stephen Bunting  3 – 2 3 – 1 1 – 3 1 – 3 2 – 3 2 – 3 N/A
78 3  Daryl Gurney 4 – 1 Chris Dobey  3 – 2 3 – 1 3 – 2 1 – 3 3 – 0 N/A
79 3  Jason Lowe 0 – 4 Devon Petersen  1 – 3 2 – 3 0 – 3 2 – 3 N/A
80 3  Dave Chisnall 4 – 2 Danny Noppert  0 – 3 0 – 3 3 – 0 3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 0 N/A
81 4  Gabriel Clemens 3 – 4 Krzysztof Ratajski  2 – 3 3 – 1 2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3
82 4  Michael van Gerwen 4 – 3 Joe Cullen  2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 2 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 2 3 – 2
Wednesday, 30 December
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7
83 4  Vincent van der Voort 2 – 4 Daryl Gurney  1 – 3 3 – 2 1 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 0 2 – 3 N/A
84 4  Stephen Bunting 4 – 3 Ryan Searle  3 – 1 3 – 2 2 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 0 1 – 3 3 – 2
85 4  Devon Petersen 0 – 4 Gary Anderson  0 – 3 2 – 3 2 – 3 0 – 3 N/A
86 4  Dirk van Duijvenbode 4 – 3 Glen Durrant  1 – 3 2 – 3 3 – 1 1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 2
87 4  Gerwyn Price 4 – 1 Mervyn King  3 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 2 3 – 1 N/A
88 4  Dave Chisnall 4 – 2 Dimitri Van den Bergh  3 – 1 3 – 1 3 – 2 0 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 1 N/A
Friday, 1 January
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Set 8 Set 9
89 QF  Krzysztof Ratajski 3 – 5 Stephen Bunting  1 – 3 1 – 3 2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 1 0 – 3 N/A
90 QF  Gary Anderson 5 – 1 Dirk van Duijvenbode  1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 0 3 – 0 3 – 1 3 – 2 N/A
91 QF  Gerwyn Price 5 – 4 Daryl Gurney  3 – 1 3 – 0 1 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 2 0 – 3 0 – 3 3 – 2
92 QF  Michael van Gerwen 0 – 5 Dave Chisnall  1 – 3 2 – 3 2 – 3 1 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
Saturday, 2 January
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Set 8 Set 9 Set 10 Set 11
93 SF  Stephen Bunting 4 – 6 Gerwyn Price  2 – 3 3 – 2 3 – 2 3 – 1 1 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 2 1 – 3 0 – 3 1 – 3 N/A
94 SF  Dave Chisnall 3 – 6 Gary Anderson  2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 1 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 1 0 – 3 0 – 3 N/A
Sunday, 3 January
Game # Round Player 1 Score Player 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Set 8 Set 9 Set 10 Set 11 Set 12 Set 13
95 F  Gary Anderson 3 – 7 Gerwyn Price  2 – 3 3 – 1 1 – 3 1 – 3 1 – 3 0 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 3 – 2 2 – 3 N/A

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 3 December 2020, live on Sky Sports News.[41]

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 13 sets
Referee: Paul Hinks
Alexandra Palace, London, England, 3 January 2021
(13) Gary Anderson  3 – 7  Gerwyn Price (3)
2–3, 3–1, 1–3, 1–3, 1–3, 0–3, 3–2, 2–3, 3–2, 2–3
94.25 Average (3 darts) 100.08
56 100+ scores 62
22 140+ scores 27
10 180 scores 13
170 Highest checkout 161
2 100+ Checkouts 3
26.87% Checkout summary 45.61%

Finals[edit]

Quarter-finals
(best of 9 sets)
1 January

[42]
Semi-finals
(best of 11 sets)
2 January
Final
(best of 13 sets)
3 January
         
1  Michael van Gerwen 98.29 0
8  Dave Chisnall 107.34 5
8  Dave Chisnall 98.57 3
13  Gary Anderson 100.03 6
13  Gary Anderson 101.07 5
 Dirk van Duijvenbode 94.29 1
13  Gary Anderson 94.25 3
3  Gerwyn Price 100.08 7
15  Krzysztof Ratajski 97.58 3
26  Stephen Bunting 101.01 5
26  Stephen Bunting 96.38 4
3  Gerwyn Price 100.92 6
3  Gerwyn Price 96.36 5
11  Daryl Gurney 96.25 4

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

  First round
(best of 5 sets)
15–20 December

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Second round
(best of 5 sets)
15–23 December

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Third round
(best of 7 sets)
27–29 December

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Fourth round
(best of 7 sets)
29–30 December

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Quarter-finals
(best of 9 sets)
1 January

[42]
                                               
   Ryan Murray 87.11 3     1  Michael van Gerwen 108.98 3  
   Lourence Ilagan 88.28 1      Ryan Murray 95.14 1  
  1  Michael van Gerwen 106.85 4  
  32  Ricky Evans 100.68 0  
   Mickey Mansell 93.94 3 32  Ricky Evans 93.61 3
   Haupai Puha 79.72 0      Mickey Mansell 88.89 1  
  1  Michael van Gerwen 100.43 4  
  16  Joe Cullen 97.23 3  
   Wayne Jones 86.18 3     16  Joe Cullen 94.59 3  
   Ciarán Teehan 86.31 2      Wayne Jones 88.78 0  
  16  Joe Cullen 92.34 4
  17  Jonny Clayton 91.41 3  
   John Henderson 91.09 3 17  Jonny Clayton 90.57 3
   Marko Kantele 79.69 2      John Henderson 87.42 1  
  1  Michael van Gerwen 98.29 0
  8  Dave Chisnall 107.34 5
   Keegan Brown 93.81 3     8  Dave Chisnall 97.35 3  
   Ryan Meikle 96.66 0      Keegan Brown 86.59 1  
  8  Dave Chisnall 99.69 4
  25  Danny Noppert 88.70 2  
   Martijn Kleermaker w/d 25  Danny Noppert 80.56 3
   Cameron Carolissen w/o      Cameron Carolissen 82.19 1  
  8  Dave Chisnall 101.76 4
  9  Dimitri Van den Bergh 102.17 2  
   Luke Humphries 92.28 2     9  Dimitri Van den Bergh 105.61 3  
   Paul Lim 89.77 3      Paul Lim 88.98 0  
  9  Dimitri Van den Bergh 96.63 4
  24  Jermaine Wattimena 89.24 0  
   Derk Telnekes 87.15 2 24  Jermaine Wattimena 90.59 3
   Nick Kenny 87.33 3      Nick Kenny 88.45 1  

Section 2[edit]

  First round
(best of 5 sets)
15–20 December

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Second round
(best of 5 sets)
15–23 December

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Third round
(best of 7 sets)
27–29 December

[52][53][54]
Fourth round
(best of 7 sets)
29–30 December

[54][55]
Quarter-finals
(best of 9 sets)
1 January

[42]
                                               
   Jason Lowe 86.72 3     4  Michael Smith 92.64 1  
   Dmitriy Gorbunov 80.56 1      Jason Lowe 96.24 3  
   Jason Lowe 88.73 0  
  29  Devon Petersen 91.55 4  
   Steve Lennon 96.95 3 29  Devon Petersen 89.08 3
   Daniel Larsson 83.22 1      Steve Lennon 89.34 1  
  29  Devon Petersen 94.97 0  
  13  Gary Anderson 95.55 4  
   Madars Razma 89.21 3     13  Gary Anderson 96.86 3  
   Toru Suzuki 81.36 0      Madars Razma 91.92 1  
  13  Gary Anderson 92.49 4
  20  Mensur Suljović 89.78 3  
   Maik Kuivenhoven 81.00 0 20  Mensur Suljović 98.18 3
   Matthew Edgar 87.69 3      Matthew Edgar 92.18 1  
  13  Gary Anderson 101.07 5
   Dirk van Duijvenbode 94.29 1
   Dirk van Duijvenbode 92.57 3     5  Rob Cross 92.39 2  
   Bradley Brooks 92.70 2      Dirk van Duijvenbode 95.54 3  
   Dirk van Duijvenbode 104.09 4
   Adam Hunt 97.39 0  
   Adam Hunt 94.29 3 28  Jamie Hughes 75.36 0
   Lisa Ashton 91.33 2      Adam Hunt 91.77 3  
   Dirk van Duijvenbode 96.75 4
  12  Glen Durrant 90.76 3  
   Steve Beaton 84.14 0     12  Glen Durrant 88.37 3  
   Diogo Portela 89.16 3      Diogo Portela 79.63 0  
  12  Glen Durrant 95.41 4
   Danny Baggish 91.59 2  
   Damon Heta 91.65 2 21  Adrian Lewis 92.73 1
   Danny Baggish 88.44 3      Danny Baggish 93.39 3  

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

  First round
(best of 5 sets)
15–20 December

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Second round
(best of 5 sets)
15–23 December

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Third round
(best of 7 sets)
27–29 December

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Fourth round
(best of 7 sets)
29–30 December

[54][55]
Quarter-finals
(best of 9 sets)
1 January

[42]
                                               
   Steve West 90.37 3     2  Peter Wright 92.60 3  
   Amit Gilitwala 80.48 0      Steve West 88.82 1  
  2  Peter Wright 101.50 3  
  31  Gabriel Clemens 98.65 4  
   Andy Hamilton 82.15 1 31  Gabriel Clemens 95.70 3
   Nico Kurz 87.89 3      Nico Kurz 89.98 1  
  31  Gabriel Clemens 92.05 3  
  15  Krzysztof Ratajski 95.58 4  
   Ryan Joyce 92.22 3     15  Krzysztof Ratajski 100.41 3  
   Karel Sedláček 93.11 2      Ryan Joyce 96.12 0  
  15  Krzysztof Ratajski 93.37 4
  18  Simon Whitlock 93.69 0  
   Darius Labanauskas 96.07 3 18  Simon Whitlock 101.21 3
   Chengan Liu 79.57 0      Darius Labanauskas 95.50 2  
  15  Krzysztof Ratajski 97.58 3
  26  Stephen Bunting 101.01 5
   Callan Rydz 93.53 3     7  James Wade 93.17 3  
   James Bailey 89.79 1      Callan Rydz 78.05 0  
  7  James Wade 87.94 2
  26  Stephen Bunting 93.18 4  
   Andy Boulton 90.65 3 26  Stephen Bunting 93.21 3
   Deta Hedman 79.92 1      Andy Boulton 95.36 2  
  26  Stephen Bunting 97.86 4
   Ryan Searle 98.15 3  
   Kim Huybrechts 104.05 3     10  Ian White 102.35 1  
   Di Zhuang 73.09 0      Kim Huybrechts 101.59 3  
   Kim Huybrechts 90.03 2
   Ryan Searle 91.79 4  
   Ryan Searle 98.31 3 23  Jeffrey de Zwaan 98.20 0
   Danny Lauby Jr. 88.98 2      Ryan Searle 92.72 3  

Section 4[edit]

  First round
(best of 5 sets)
15–20 December

[43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51]
Second round
(best of 5 sets)
15–23 December

[43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51]
Third round
(best of 7 sets)
27–29 December

[52][53][54]
Fourth round
(best of 7 sets)
29–30 December

[54][55]
Quarter-finals
(best of 9 sets)
1 January

[42]
                                               
   Luke Woodhouse 92.23 2     3  Gerwyn Price 91.97 3  
   Jamie Lewis 90.67 3      Jamie Lewis 90.46 2  
  3  Gerwyn Price 99.74 4  
  30  Brendan Dolan 97.30 3  
   Mike De Decker 86.74 0 30  Brendan Dolan 90.69 3
   Edward Foulkes 90.97 3      Edward Foulkes 84.00 1  
  3  Gerwyn Price 97.71 4  
  19  Mervyn King 98.15 1  
   Ross Smith 93.18 3     14  José de Sousa 93.93 3  
   David Evans 91.89 0      Ross Smith 93.73 1  
  14  José de Sousa 103.62 0
  19  Mervyn King 103.47 4  
   Max Hopp 94.94 3 19  Mervyn King 99.64 3
   Gordon Mathers 81.03 0      Max Hopp 94.19 1  
  3  Gerwyn Price 96.36 5
  11  Daryl Gurney 96.25 4
   Scott Waites 96.13 3     6  Nathan Aspinall 92.70 3  
   Matt Campbell 94.97 2      Scott Waites 96.27 2  
  6  Nathan Aspinall 91.03 2
  27  Vincent van der Voort 93.77 4  
   Ron Meulenkamp 87.71 3 27  Vincent van der Voort 95.49 3
   Boris Krčmar 89.82 1      Ron Meulenkamp 93.76 2  
  27  Vincent van der Voort 94.81 2
  11  Daryl Gurney 93.65 4  
   William O'Connor 88.42 3     11  Daryl Gurney 99.19 3  
   Niels Zonneveld 83.37 0      William O'Connor 92.40 2  
  11  Daryl Gurney 101.39 4
  22  Chris Dobey 99.29 1  
   Jeff Smith 85.44 3 22  Chris Dobey 96.26 3
   Keane Barry 88.11 1      Jeff Smith 95.21 2  

Statistics[edit]

Player Eliminated Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won[56] Legs Lost[56] 100+[56] 140+[56] 180s[56] High Checkout[56] Checkout Av.%[56] Average
 Gerwyn Price Winner 6 29 17 108 84 242 123 55 170 44.26 98.44
 Gary Anderson Runner-up 6 25 15 86 78 194 124 43 170 39.00 96.58
 Dave Chisnall Semi-final 5 19 11 67 56 154 72 51 170 42.95 100.68
 Stephen Bunting Semi-final 5 20 16 78 76 187 111 37 170 41.52 96.63
 Michael van Gerwen Quarter-final 4 11 9 48 44 109 68 23 150 47.37 103.37
 Daryl Gurney Quarter-final 4 15 10 57 43 105 68 33 130 38.71 97.15
 Dirk van Duijvenbode Quarter-final 5 15 12 57 50 68 51 19 170 37.88 96.50
 Krzysztof Ratajski Quarter-final 4 14 8 53 47 116 67 22 127 37.14 96.45
 Dimitri Van den Bergh Fourth round 3 9 4 32 19 53 48 22 126 43.50 100.99
 Mervyn King Fourth round 3 8 5 30 24 69 39 17 170 42.86 100.16
 Gabriel Clemens Fourth round 3 10 8 42 38 85 60 20 144 40.60 95.45
 Ryan Searle Fourth round 4 13 8 49 36 103 73 21 145 37.41 94.72
 Joe Cullen Fourth round 3 10 7 40 35 148 70 31 124 33.90 94.72
 Vincent van der Voort Fourth round 3 9 8 37 31 85 37 16 121 42.53 94.69
 Devon Petersen Fourth round 3 7 5 27 24 61 34 21 160 31.65 91.86
 Glen Durrant Fourth round 3 9 6 38 29 72 38 15 154 42.22 91.51
 José de Sousa Third round 2 3 5 13 18 40 14 13 80 38.75 98.60
 Kim Huybrechts Third round 3 8 5 28 21 112 54 16 140 41.18 98.56
 Peter Wright Third round 2 6 5 24 19 60 28 11 144 33.76 98.39
 Chris Dobey Third round 2 4 6 21 22 56 29 10 130 34.51 97.68
 Simon Whitlock Third round 2 3 6 18 20 83 49 15 120 29.03 97.45
 Ricky Evans Third round 2 3 5 17 17 32 18 12 104 48.57 97.31
 Adam Hunt Third round 3 6 6 28 23 60 32 17 145 41.64 94.48
 Brendan Dolan Third round 2 6 5 24 21 63 32 5 120 42.86 94.00
 Mensur Suljović Third round 2 6 5 24 18 47 27 15 140 40.02 93.98
 Nathan Aspinall Third round 2 5 6 20 25 48 31 8 160 38.28 91.86
 Danny Baggish Third round 3 8 7 31 33 95 39 8 170 32.87 91.14
 Jonny Clayton Third round 2 6 5 24 22 60 28 10 140 39.11 90.99
 Jason Lowe Third round 3 6 6 27 21 63 22 10 135 31.61 90.56
 James Wade Third round 2 5 4 21 18 66 20 9 141 53.85 90.56
 Jermaine Wattimena Third round 2 3 5 14 18 59 26 4 156 29.79 89.92
 Danny Noppert Third round 2 6 5 17 21 40 17 5 160 31.18 84.63
 Ian White Second round 1 1 3 8 10 19 20 4 127 25.00 102.35
 Jeffrey de Zwaan Second round 1 0 3 4 9 12 8 9 81 25.00 98.20
 Scott Waites Second round 2 5 5 23 24 102 44 15 125 46.94 96.20
 Darius Labanauskas Second round 2 5 3 17 14 39 19 7 164 46.05 95.78
 Max Hopp Second round 2 4 3 15 12 34 24 8 100 41.82 94.56
 Ryan Joyce Second round 2 3 5 15 18 41 18 7 110 41.67 94.17
 Ross Smith Second round 2 4 3 15 14 27 27 7 136 34.67 93.46
 Steve Lennon Second round 2 4 4 17 16 41 25 8 130 26.84 93.15
 Andy Boulton Second round 2 5 4 19 13 76 32 8 149 38.31 93.01
 Adrian Lewis Second round 1 1 3 6 10 15 7 6 127 21.43 92.73
 Michael Smith Second round 1 1 3 3 11 32 16 2 74 21.43 92.64
 Rob Cross Second round 1 2 3 8 12 27 7 4 90 53.33 92.40
 Mickey Mansell Second round 2 4 6 14 15 32 19 6 86 41.29 91.41
 Ryan Murray Second round 2 4 4 15 19 28 20 5 130 41.67 91.12
 Ron Meulenkamp Second round 2 5 4 18 17 36 30 6 144 38.57 90.74
 Jamie Lewis Second round 2 5 5 19 19 44 23 10 110 39.40 90.57
 Madars Razma Second round 2 4 3 15 16 36 11 2 81 40.18 90.57
 William O'Connor Second round 2 5 3 16 15 35 21 7 122 29.98 90.41
 Jeff Smith Second round 2 5 4 20 21 44 18 7 116 41.82 90.36
 Keegan Brown Second round 2 4 3 17 15 42 14 3 126 47.17 90.20
 Matthew Edgar Second round 2 4 3 13 12 52 25 4 112 65.00 89.94
 Steve West Second round 2 4 3 13 11 26 11 10 98 39.61 89.50
 Paul Lim Second round 2 3 5 13 19 35 26 2 121 65.28 89.37
 John Henderson Second round 2 4 5 20 18 52 26 9 112 31.47 89.26
 Nico Kurz Second round 2 4 4 18 17 48 22 6 161 36.63 88.94
 Nick Kenny Second round 2 4 5 19 16 43 17 6 119 34.70 87.89
 Edward Foulkes Second round 2 4 3 14 14 36 17 2 140 37.50 87.49
 Wayne Jones Second round 2 3 5 16 17 37 23 5 143 31.70 87.48
 Callan Rydz Second round 2 3 4 12 13 28 10 4 117 33.75 85.79
 Diogo Portela Second round 2 3 3 11 12 31 10 0 85 28.65 84.40
 Cameron Carolissen Second round 1 1 3 9 9 21 9 4 70 29.02 82.19
 Jamie Hughes Second round 1 0 3 2 9 11 4 0 67 66.67 75.36
 Ryan Meikle First round 1 0 3 4 9 19 4 5 119 36.36 96.66
 Matt Campbell First round 1 2 3 12 13 35 18 4 160 46.15 94.97
 Karel Sedláček First round 1 2 3 9 10 30 11 1 111 34.62 93.11
 Bradley Brooks First round 1 2 3 7 10 22 14 1 87 28.00 92.70
 Luke Humphries First round 1 2 3 10 11 27 14 7 108 23.81 92.28
 Luke Woodhouse First round 1 2 3 9 11 24 13 3 145 60.00 92.23
 David Evans First round 1 0 3 5 9 20 8 4 80 23.81 91.89
 Damon Heta First round 1 2 3 12 10 22 20 3 160 36.36 91.65
 Lisa Ashton First round 1 2 3 9 13 33 9 3 101 39.13 91.33
 Boris Krčmar First round 1 1 3 6 9 19 10 5 96 26.09 89.82
 James Bailey First round 1 1 3 4 9 11 10 3 115 25.00 89.79
 Danny Lauby Jr. First round 1 2 3 7 13 21 15 2 148 25.00 88.98
 Lourence Ilagan First round 1 1 3 8 9 20 9 5 109 42.11 88.28
 Keane Barry First round 1 1 3 8 11 28 11 2 80 26.67 88.11
 Derk Telnekes First round 1 2 3 6 13 24 11 2 106 20.00 87.15
 Mike De Decker First round 1 0 3 3 9 16 4 2 117 23.08 86.74
 Ciarán Teehan First round 1 2 3 8 13 23 9 3 101 30.77 86.31
 Steve Beaton First round 1 0 3 3 9 18 4 0 38 25.00 84.14
 Niels Zonneveld First round 1 0 3 3 9 17 8 0 110 33.33 83.87
 Daniel Larsson First round 1 1 3 5 10 21 5 0 129 45.45 83.22
 Andy Hamilton First round 1 1 3 7 11 14 8 5 72 30.43 83.15
 Toru Suzuki First round 1 0 3 6 9 22 10 0 76 24.00 81.36
 Gordon Mathers First round 1 0 3 3 9 19 4 0 139 23.08 81.03
 Maik Kuivenhoven First round 1 0 3 1 9 8 3 3 64 9.09 81.00
 Dmitriy Gorbunov First round 1 1 3 6 11 22 10 1 141 30.00 80.56
 Amit Gilitwala First round 1 0 3 1 9 7 5 0 40 12.50 80.48
 Deta Hedman First round 1 1 3 3 9 15 8 2 50 27.27 79.92
 Haupai Puha First round 1 0 3 0 9 7 2 0 0 0 79.72
 Marko Kantele First round 1 2 3 8 13 19 8 2 70 30.77 79.69
 Chengan Liu First round 1 0 3 2 9 15 4 2 124 50.00 79.57
 Di Zhuang First round 1 0 3 0 9 11 0 1 0 0 73.09
 Martijn Kleermaker First round N/A[a]
  1. ^ Kleermaker withdrew from the competition on 20 December, after testing positive for COVID-19

Top averages[edit]

This table shows the highest averages achieved by players throughout the tournament.

# Player Round Average Result
1  Michael van Gerwen R2 108.98 Won
2  Dave Chisnall QF 107.34 Won
3  Michael van Gerwen R3 106.85 Won
4  Dimitri Van den Bergh R2 105.61 Won
5  Dirk van Duijvenbode R3 104.09 Won
6  Kim Huybrechts R1 104.05 Won
7  José de Sousa R3 103.62 Lost
8  Mervyn King R3 103.47 Won
9  Ian White R2 102.35 Lost
10  Dimitri Van den Bergh R4 102.17 Lost

Representation[edit]

This table shows the number of players by country in the 2021 PDC World Championship. A total of 29 nationalities were represented, surpassing the record of the 2020 and 2019 editions by one.

Scotland
SCO
Wales
WAL
England
ENG
Netherlands
NED
Northern Ireland
NIR
Poland
POL
Belgium
BEL
Germany
GER
South Africa
RSA
Australia
AUS
United States
USA
Austria
AUT
Portugal
POR
Republic of Ireland
IRL
Canada
CAN
Japan
JPN
Brazil
BRA
Latvia
LAT
Lithuania
LTU
Singapore
SIN
China
CHN
Croatia
CRO
Czech Republic
CZE
Finland
FIN
India
IND
New Zealand
NZL
Philippines
PHI
Russia
RUS
Sweden
SWE
Total
Final 1 1 N/A 2
Semi-final 1 1 2 N/A 4
Quarter-final 1 1 2 2 1 1 N/A 8
Round 4 1 1 6 3 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 16
Round 3 2 2 12 5 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 32
Round 2 4 4 26 7 3 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 64
Round 1 2 2 21 6 1 N/A 2 2 1 3 2 N/A N/A 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 64
Total 4 4 35 11 3 1 3 3 2 4 2 1 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 96

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Television[edit]

Country Channel[57]
 Australia Fox Sports
 Austria
 Germany
  Switzerland
Sport1, DAZN
 Belgium VTM 4
 Brazil DAZN
 Croatia Sportska Televizija
 Czech Republic
 Slovakia
Nova Sport
 Denmark TV3 Sport (Denmark)
 Estonia
 Latvia
 Lithuania
TV3 Sport (Baltics)
 France L'Équipe
 Hungary Sport1, Sport2
 Iceland Stöð 2 Sport
 Italy DAZN
 Netherlands RTL7
 New Zealand Sky Sport
 Poland TVP Sport
 Russia Match TV
 Spain DAZN
 United Kingdom
 Ireland
Sky Sports Darts
 United States DAZN

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