World Darts Championship: Alexandra Palace to host from December 15 and fans could return

The 2021 William Hill World Darts Championship will be held from December 15-January 3 at its usual home of the famous Alexandra Palace in London.

During a year that has saw both the World Matchplay and World Grand Prix away from Blackpool and Dublin respectively, the World Championship will take place at its spiritual home in north London.

The sport’s showpiece staging will be held across the festive period as usual and fans could return, providing light at the conclusion of a tough year for both players and onlookers alike.

Following the UK Government’s post-lockdown plans being proposed on Monday evening, the PDC are now working in conjunction with the Alexandra Palace to explore the potential potential of spectators returning.

The World Championship’s opening nine days will be from December 15 until the short Christmas break, with the first and second rounds being contested.

The world’s top 32 players enter proceedings at the second hurdle, following the first round being played out between 32 qualifiers from the ProTour Order of Merit and 32 international qualifiers.

Players will then return from December 27-30 when the third and fourth rounds will be played, before the quarter-finals onwards take place in the early days of next year.

The final will be contested on Sunday, January 3, differing from its usual New Year’s Day scheduling in recent years.

Peter Wright will be defending his crown after lifting the Sid Waddell Trophy last year at Alexandra Palace, overcoming Michael van Gerwen in the final.

The field in full will be confirmed on Monday, November 30 following the PDC Tour Card Holders’ Qualifier in Coventry, before the draw takes place live on Sky Sports News three days later.

2021 WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP


Alexandra Palace, London

Schedule of Play
Tuesday December 15

3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Wednesday December 16
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Thursday December 17
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Friday December 18
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Saturday December 19
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Sunday December 20
Afternoon Session

3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round

Monday December 21
4x Second Round

Tuesday December 22
Afternoon Session

4x Second Round

Evening Session
4x Second Round

Wednesday December 23
Afternoon Session

4x Second Round

Evening Session
4x Second Round

Sunday December 27
Afternoon Session

3x Third Round

Evening Session
3x Third Round

Monday December 28
Afternoon Session

3x Third Round

Evening Session
3x Third Round

Tuesday December 29
Afternoon Session

3x Third Round

Evening Session
1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round

Wednesday December 30
Afternoon Session

3x Fourth Round

Evening Session
3x Fourth Round

Friday January 1
Afternoon Session

2x Quarter-Finals

Evening Session
2x Quarter-Finals

Saturday January 2
Semi-Finals

Sunday January 3
Final


(Featured Image: Chris Sargeant/Tip Top Pics)

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