Rob Cross clinched the World Matchplay title for the first time as he defeated Michael Smith 18-13 on Sunday evening at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. Cross, who lifted his second major title after his World Championship success back in 2018, will place the Phil Taylor trophy alongside the Sid Waddell trophy on his mantelpiece. The former world champion […]
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And so, after eight remarkable days of darts, we are left with the two men that will play a best of 35 legs (or more if needed) final for £150,000 and the Phil Taylor Trophy, as the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool reaches it’s conclusion. Only Rob Cross and Michael Smith remain at the Winter […]
Rob Cross or Michael Smith will be the new name on the Phil Taylor Trophy as they both came through their semi final matches to reach the showpiece final on Sunday night. Cross will surely feel his name is on the famous title, as he stormed back from a desperate situation at 14-7 and 15-9 […]
After 2007 Matchplay Champion, James Wade fell by the wayside in the quarter finals, we knew that there would be a new name on the famous old cup. The Phil Taylor Trophy has four men battling for it as we reach the semi finals of a pulsating Betfred World Matchplay. The players left standing have […]
In what has been s superb tournament to date, the line up for the semi finals of the Betfred World Matchplay is now complete. Daryl Gurney roared back to peak form at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and came through a high quality encounter with Peter Wright to reach the last four with a 16-13 […]
The first semi finalists in the Betfred World Matchplay have now been identified. Michael Smith will meet Glen Durrant on Saturday night in what will be a first last four Blackpool appearance for both men. Here’s how Thursday’s quarter finals unfolded. Michael Smith 16-11 Mervyn King Michael Smith reached his first Matchplay semi final, with […]
The last eight of a pulsating Betfred World Matchplay gets underway at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool with the first two quarter finals taking place. It’s been an excellent tournament so far, and all remaining participants will believe that they can lift the Phil Taylor Trophy come Sunday night. Matches are now in marathon mode, […]
The last four quarter-final spots were up for grabs on day five of the World Matchplay. With the dumping of the reigning champion and world number one the day before, this was the night for the new competition favourites to stake their claim for the Phil Taylor trophy.
Glen Durrant saw off Michael Van Gerwen 13-11 in a World Matchplay classic to progress to the quarter finals in Blackpool. Mervyn King defeated Gary Anderson on the same night, while Michael Smith and James Wade also progressed on one of the all time great nights at the Winter Gardens. The first game of the […]
By the end of Wednesday night, we will know the identity of all eight quarter finalists at the enthralling Betfred World Matchplay. The Winter Gardens in Blackpool saw a night of high drama last night, and we hope for more of the same tonight. Here is the preview. *Seeds In Brackets* Daryl Gurney (3) v […]
It’s the beginning of the second round of the Betfred World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this evening, and there are some real mouth watering matches to look forward to. The highlight is undoubtedly a meeting between the current PDC and BDO World Champions. Matches are now slightly increased to best of 21, […]
Peter Wright lived up to his billing as one of the favourites to lift the Phil Taylor Trophy next Sunday as he averaged 102 in a 10-5 win over Vincent van der Voort, with Keegan Brown, Simon Whitlock and Jonny Clayton also progressing to the second round of the 2019 World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
It’s day three of the Betfred World Matchplay, and the evening session sees the conclusion of the first round. There are plenty more big guns in action at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and here is my preview and predictions for the evening. *Seeds in brackets* Jonny Clayton (14) v Keegan Brown Kicking off the […]
The second day of the World Matchplay hosted eight tungsten tussles which saw the shocks and drama which have become commonplace at the Winter Gardens.
Part two of a super Sunday at the Betfred World Matchplay sees some mouth watering contests, highlighted by two time PDC World Champion, Adrian Lewis, taking on three time BDO World king, Glen Durrant in the final contest of the evening. Here I preview the evenings’ action (Seeds in brackets) James Wade (8) v Jeffrey […]
After a breathless day one, day two at the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool sees a double session of action. Here is the afternoon session preview. Darren Webster (15) v Krzysztof Ratajski – * = Denotes Seed The first game of the afternoon session sees a seed in real danger, Darren Webster has endured a […]
Day one of the Betfred World Matchplay certainly didn’t disappoint, and the opening night saw two dark horses for the trophy make their departures. Gerwyn Price made a shock exit, as Stephen Bunting edged the Welshman out 13-12 in sudden death overtime. Both men were guilty of missed chances, but Price twice squandered three leg […]
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The draw for the 2019 World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool has been made, and as always we can look forward some mouth-watering ties when the tournament gets underway on 20 July.
In the lead up to the second biggest showpiece event in the PDC calendar, I take a trip down memory lane to look at classic Winter Gardens encounters since the inception of the event in 1994. For my first offering, it’s back to 1999, and a Matchplay final that didn’t feature Phil “The Power” Taylor […]
With Jamie Hughes winning the Czech Darts Open yesterday versus Stephen Bunting, he has qualified for the World Matchplay in July, knocking out James Wilson from contention. The seeded players are: MVG Rob Cross Daryl Gurney Gary Anderson Michael Smith Peter Wright Gerwyn Price James Wade Mensur Suljovic Ian White Simon Whitlock Dave Chisnall Nathan […]
There are now just three remaining spots available for the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool next month following the weekends PDC action in both EuroTour qualifiers and Players Championship 17 and 18 events. The top sixteen in the Order of Merit qualify by right, meaning a debut for UK Open Champion, Nathan Aspinall. “The […]
Win a Winmau Ultimate Tune Up Kit, Just Add who you think will win the 2018 World Matchplay in the comments below. Saturday July 28 (7pm) Semi Finals Peter Wright v Mensur Suljovic Jeffery De Zwaan v Gary Anderson ——————————————————————————————————————— If you like my videos then please leave a like, don’t forget to turn your […]
Please leave your predictions in the comments below. Friday July 27 (7pm) Quarter Finals Mensur Suljovic v Darren Webster Peter Wright v Simon Whitlock ——————————————————————————————————————— If you like my videos then please leave a like, don’t forget to turn your notifications on and hit thatsubscribe button. Check out Darts Planet TV here ……. https://dartsplanet.tv Play […]
Please leave your predictions in the comments below. Thursday July 26 (7pm) Quarter Finals Jeffery De Zwaan v Dave Chisnall Joe Cullen v Gary Anderson ——————————————————————————————————————— If you like my videos then please leave a like, don’t forget to turn your notifications on and hit thatsubscribe button. Check out Darts Planet TV here ……. https://dartsplanet.tv […]
Play Fantasy Darts … https://fantasydarts.tv/world-matchplay-darts-2018/ Mine & Joe’s predictions for day 1 of the Betvictor World Matchplay. Please leave your predictions in the comments below. 2018 BetVictor World Matchplay Schedule of Play Saturday July 21 (7pm) First Round Adrian Lewis v James Wilson Dave Chisnall v Keegan Brown Michael van Gerwen v Jeffrey de Zwaan […]