2021 Betfred World Matchplay: Players, draw, schedule and how to watch darts championship – DAZN News US

The biggest darts event of the summer is here as the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay comes to DAZN.

A 32-player field converges on Blackpool for the event, which runs July 17-25. The top 16 players from PDC Order of Merit have been seeded, and they’ve been paired with 16 qualifiers from the one-year ProTour Order of Merit.

Defending World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh returns as the eighth seed, while top seed and world champion Gerwyn Price looks to add a World Matchplay title to his growing list of accolades.

Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including the draw braket, schedule and how to watch.

World Matchplay draw bracket

  • (1) Gerwyn Price v Mensur Suljovic
  • (16) Jonny Clayton v Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • (8) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Devon Petersen
  • (9) Dave Chisnall v Vincent van der Voort
  • (4) James Wade v Luke Humphries
  • (13) Krzysztof Ratajski v Brendan Dolan
  • (5) Rob Cross v Ross Smith
  • (12) Glen Durrant v Callan Rydz
  • (2) Peter Wright v Danny Noppert
  • (15) Joe Cullen v Chris Dobey
  • (7) Michael Smith v Ryan Searle
  • (10) Jose de Sousa v Gabriel Clemens
  • (3) Michael van Gerwen v Damon Heta
  • (14) Daryl Gurney v Ian White
  • (6) Gary Anderson v Stephen Bunting
  • (11) Nathan Aspinall v Mervyn King

World Matchplay session schedule

Saturday July 17
4x First Round (1900 BST)

Sunday July 18
Afternoon Session (1300 BST)
4x First Round

Evening Session (1930 BST)
4x First Round

Monday July 19
4x First Round (1900 BST)

Tuesday July 20
4x Second Round (1900 BST)

Wednesday July 21
4x Second Round (1900 BST)

Thursday July 22
2x Quarter-Finals (1900 BST)

Friday July 23
2x Quarter-Finals (1900 BST)

Saturday July 24
Semi-Finals (1900 BST)

Sunday July 25
Final (2030 BST)

World Matchplay 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

Each game must be won by two clear legs, with up to a maximum of five additional legs being played before the sixth additional leg is sudden-death. For example, should a First Round game (best of 19 legs) reach 12-12, then the 25th leg would be the final and deciding leg.

World Matchplay prize money

  • Winner: £150,000
  • Runner-Up: £70,000
  • Semi-Finalists: £50,000
  • Quarter-Finalists: £25,000
  • Second Round Losers: £15,000
  • First Round Losers: £10,000
  • Total: £700,000

How do I stream World Matchplay on DAZN?

World Matchplay will be accessible for DAZN viewers in Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan, Spain and the USA.

Here is a list of the devices where DAZN is available, including web browsers on

Mobile Devices TV & Streaming Devices Game Consoles
iPhone, iPad Amazon Fire TV Playstation 4, Pro
Android phones, tablets Amazon Fire TV Stick Playstation 5
Amazon Fire tablet Android TV XBox One, One S
  Apple TV XBox One X
  Google Chromecast XBox Series X | S
  LG Smart TV, Smartcast  
  Samsung Smart TV  
  Sony Smart TV  

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