2020 PDC World Darts Championship Betting Tips

The 2020 William Hill World Darts Championship is the 27th edition of the Darts World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) since the organisation split from the British Darts Organisation. 

The 2020 World Darts Championship takes place at Alexandra Palace in London from 13 December 2019 to 1 January 2020. Darts' biggest event will see 96 players competing across 28 sessions of action for The Sid Waddell Trophy and £2.5m in prize money.

Latest 2020 PDC World Darts Championship News

Where is the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship being played?

The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship being played at Alexandra Palace in London, England.

When is the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship being played?

The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship being played from 13 December 2019 to 1 January 2020.

Who won the 2019 PDC World Darts Championship?

Michael van Gerwen won the 2019 PDC World Championship Darts after defeating Michael Smith 7–3 in the 2019 final.

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2020 PDC World Darts Championship Prize Money


The prize money for the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship is £2,500,000 in total, the same as 2019. The winner will collect £500,000 and the runner-up £200,000. A special prize of £100,000 is available to any player who hits two nine-dart finishes, which has never occurred at any World Darts Championship.

Defending champions and 2020 favourite Michael van Gerwen had won seven TV titles in 2019 before the tournament began. Van Gerwen could earn £1m in World Championship prize money in 12 months if he wins the £500,000 prize money for a second successive year.

PositionPrize Money
Winner £500,000
Runner-up £200,000
Semi-finalists £100,000
Quarter-finalists £50,000
Fourth round losers £35,000
Third round losers £25,000
Second round losers £15,000
First round losers £7,500

2020 PDC World Darts Championship Players


The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship features 96 players, consisting of the top 32 from the PDC Order of Merit who are given a bye into 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 including two female players start in the first round.

Among the players is five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld, who will face American veteran Darin Young in the opening game of the Dutch legend's farewell tournament before retirement.

"It's been a really hard last year, a disaster year you could say," admitted Van Barneveld, who opens his challenge on Saturday.

"There have been some games where I play well and I think 'I can still do this', but in the next match it just doesn't happen and I don't know why. That's why I'm retiring, I can't take the pain anymore.

"I still have the vision that I've saved the whole year to play well at the World Championship and hopefully it's going to be a good run.

"Is it realistic to say that I'm going to lift this trophy? No, but the belief is still there.

"I will only be happy if I can lift that trophy, but if you offered me a runner-up spot right now then I would take it."

Van Barneveld is one of two players to hit two nine-dart finishes at the World Championship, and if a player hits two perfect legs at this year's event they will receive a £100,000 bonus.

Each session of first round action will also feature a second round clash, with the 32 seeded players waiting to face the first round winners.

Among the seeds and highly tipped to go far in just his sixth World Championship is world number three Gerwyn Price - who has never previously won past the last 16 at Alexandra Palace.

The Welshman's best year in PDC darts, which included the retention of the Grand Slam of Darts title and two other televised finals, has led to him being touted as a potential winner of the World Championship on New Year's Day.

"I just want to make sure I win my first game at the Worlds because as everyone knows I don't have the best record there," admitted Price, who awaits the winner of the game between William O'Connor and Marko Kantele.

"I just want to get through my first game in and then anything can happen, the first round is always the hardest but I'll give it a good shot.

"My goal is to win my first game, have a decent Christmas and then enjoy being in the tournament rather than just watching it."

One of the 22 debutants at this year's event is Glen Durrant, who is hoping to crown a ‘dream’ first year in the PDC with the biggest title of all.

Durrant, who won his PDC Tour Card in January after lifting his third Lakeside Championship, has reached the semi-finals of three televised events in his debut campaign and is now targeting the best possible end to the year.

“It’s been a dream first year and now I want the cherry on the cake with a good run at Alexandra Palace,” said Durrant, who will play Jose De Sousa or Damon Heta in the second round.

“I’m super excited, Ally Pally is going to be really special and in truth I’ve had one eye on it since the World Matchplay finished in July.

“I’ve done really well in my first year, whatever targets I’ve set I’ve exceeded them and to be honest the World Championship feels like a bit of a bonus for me.

“I’m very proud to be a seeded player in my first year, but I'm not taking anything for granted – it’s going to be the old cliché of one game at a time and that’s the way it has to be.

“I’m really determined to go out there and achieve something special while having a bit of fun too.”

The World Championship has changed the lives of many players, none more so than Nathan Aspinall, who is drawing on memories of last year's incredible run to the semi-finals to spur him on to further success.

A 500/1 shot going into last year's World Championship, Aspinall enjoyed a sensational Alexandra Palace debut and has since won the UK Open and US Darts Masters in his rise to 12th in the world.

"I've got some happy memories from last year and hopefully this year I can be more relaxed from the start, perform well straight from the off and hopefully go one further," said Aspinall, who will meet Andy Boulton or Danny Baggish in round two.

"I've had a really good year. The last couple of months hasn't gone how I'd have like it to have gone but I've still been playing well.

"I proved that with hard work, self-belief and dedication you can achieve a lot of things in the world of darts.

"I've always believed in my own ability but did I think I'd reach the heights that I have this year so quick into my career? Probably not, but I have done so you've got to build on that."


2020 PDC World Darts Championship Seeds


The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship features 32 seeds which are the 32 players that qualified via the Order of Merit. 

1. Michael van Gerwen
2. Rob Cross
3. Gerwyn Price
4. Michael Smith
5. Gary Anderson
6. Daryl Gurney
7. Peter Wright
8. James Wade
9. Ian White
10. Dave Chisnall
11. Mensur Suljović
12. Nathan Aspinall
13. Adrian Lewis
14. Simon Whitlock
15. Joe Cullen
16. Jonny Clayton
17. Stephen Bunting
18. Jermaine Wattimena
19. Mervyn King
20. Darren Webster
21. Krzysztof Ratajski
22. Chris Dobey
23. Jeffrey de Zwaan
24. Max Hopp
25. Steve Beaton
26. Keegan Brown
27. Glen Durrant
28. Steve West
29. Dimitri Van den Bergh
30. John Henderson
31. Danny Noppert
32. Ricky Evans

2020 PDC World Darts Championship Dates & Schedule


The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship starts on 13 December 2019 with the final scheduled for 1 January 2020.

DateGame #RoundPlayer 1Player 2
13 December 2019 1 1 Jelle Klaasen Kevin Burness
13 December 2019 2 1 Kim Huybrechts Geert Nentjes
13 December 2019 3 1 Luke Humphries Devon Petersen
13 December 2019 4 2 Michael van Gerwen Jelle Klaasen
14 December 2019 5 1 Darius Labanauskas Matthew Edgar
14 December 2019 6 1 Ryan Meikle Yuki Yamada
14 December 2019 7 1 Luke Woodhouse Paul Lim Singapore
14 December 2019 8 2 Jermaine Wattimena Luke Humphries
14 December 2019 9 1 Mark McGeeney Matt Campbell
14 December 2019 10 1 Jamie Hughes Zoran Lerchbacher
14 December 2019 11 1 Raymond van Barneveld Darin Young
14 December 2019 12 2 Rob Cross Kim Huybrechts
15 December 2019 13 1 Kyle Anderson Xiaochen Zong
15 December 2019 14 1 Ross Smith Ciaran Teehan
15 December 2019 15 1 Brendan Dolan Nitin Kumar
15 December 2019 16 2 Ian White Darius Labanauskas
15 December 2019 17 1 Arron Monk Jose Justicia
15 December 2019 18 1 Andy Boulton Danny Baggish
15 December 2019 19 1 James Richardson Mikuru Suzuki
15 December 2019 20 2 Michael Smith Luke Woodhouse
16 December 2019 21 1 Steve Lennon Callan Rydz
16 December 2019 22 1 William O'Connor Marko Kantele
16 December 2019 23 1 Vincent van der Voort Keane Barry
16 December 2019 24 2 Gary Anderson Brendan Dolan
17 December 2019 25 1 Ryan Searle Robbie King
17 December 2019 26 1 Spain Cristo Reyes Lourence Ilagan
17 December 2019 27 1 Rowby-John Rodriguez Noel Malicdem
17 December 2019 28 2 Krzysztof Ratajski Zoran Lerchbacher
17 December 2019 29 1 Ritchie Edhouse Boris Koltsov
17 December 2019 30 1 José de Sousa Damon Heta
17 December 2019 31 1 Ted Evetts Fallon Sherrock
17 December 2019 32 2 Jeffrey de Zwaan Darin Young
18 December 2019 33 1 Ron Meulenkamp Ben Robb
18 December 2019 34 1 Mickey Mansell Seigo Asada
18 December 2019 35 1 Harry Ward Madars Razma
18 December 2019 36 2 Stephen Bunting Jose Justicia
18 December 2019 37 1 James Wilson Nico Kurz Germany
18 December 2019 38 1 Josh Payne Diogo Portela
18 December 2019 39 1 Gabriel Clemens Benito van de Pas
18 December 2019 40 2 James Wade Ritchie Edhouse
19 December 2019 41 1 Justin Pipe Benjamin Pratnemer
19 December 2019 42 1 Ryan Joyce Jan Dekker
19 December 2019 43 2 John Henderson James Richardson
19 December 2019 44 2 Steve Beaton Kyle Anderson 
19 December 2019 45 2 Chris Dobey Ron Meulenkamp
19 December 2019 46 2 Danny Noppert Callan Rydz
19 December 2019 47 2 Dave Chisnall Vincent van der Voort
19 December 2019 48 2 Gerwyn Price William O'Connor
20 December 2019 49 2 Darren Webster Yuki Yamada
20 December 2019 50 2 Mervyn King Ciaran Teehan
20 December 2019 51 2 Jonny Clayton Jan Dekker
20 December 2019 52 2 Ricky Evans Mark McGeeney
20 December 2019 53 2 Nathan Aspinall Danny Baggish
20 December 2019 54 2 Joe Cullen Nico Kurz
20 December 2019 55 2 Max Hopp Benito van de Pas
20 December 2019 56 2 Peter Wright Noel Malicdem
21 December 2019 57 2 Keegan Brown Seigo Asada
21 December 2019 58 2 Simon Whitlock Harry Ward
21 December 2019 59 2 Steve West Ryan Searle
21 December 2019 60 2 Adrian Lewis Cristo Reyes
21 December 2019 61 2 Daryl Gurney Justin Pipe
21 December 2019 62 2 Glen Durrant Damon Heta
21 December 2019 63 2 Mensur Suljović Fallon Sherrock
21 December 2019 64 2 Dimitri Van den Bergh Josh Payne
22 December 2019 65 3 Jonny Clayton Stephen Bunting
22 December 2019 66 3 Darius Labanauskas Max Hopp
22 December 2019 67 3 Nathan Aspinall Krzysztof Ratajski
22 December 2019 68 3 James Wade Steve Beaton
22 December 2019 69 3 Kim Huybrechts Danny Noppert
22 December 2019 70 3 Michael van Gerwen Ricky Evans
23 December 2019 71 3 Nico Kurz Luke Humphries
23 December 2019 72 3 Adrian Lewis Darren Webster
23 December 2019 73 3 Luke Woodhouse Dimitri Van den Bergh
23 December 2019 74 3 Dave Chisnall Jeffrey de Zwaan
23 December 2019 75 3 Gary Anderson Ryan Searle
23 December 2019 76 3 Peter Wright Seigo Asada
27 December 2019 77 3 Simon Whitlock Mervyn King
27 December 2019 78 3 Daryl Gurney Glen Durrant
27 December 2019 79 3 Fallon Sherrock Chris Dobey
27 December 2019 80 3 Gerwyn Price John Henderson
27 December 2019 81 4 Gary Anderson Nathan Aspinall
27 December 2019 82 4 Michael van Gerwen Stephen Bunting
28 December 2019 83 4 Steve Beaton Darius Labanauskas
28 December 2019 84 4 Kim Huybrechts Luke Humphries
28 December 2019 85 4 Dimitri Van den Bergh Adrian Lewis
28 December 2019 86 4 Peter Wright Jeffrey de Zwaan
28 December 2019 87 4 Glen Durrant Chris Dobey
28 December 2019 88 4 Gerwyn Price Simon Whitlock 
29 December 2019 89 QF Nathan Aspinall Dimitri Van den Bergh
29 December 2019 90 QF Luke Humphries Peter Wright
29 December 2019 91 QF Michael van Gerwen Darius Labanauskas
29 December 2019 92 QF Glen Durrant Gerwyn Price
30 December 2019 93 SF Peter Wright Gerwyn Price
30 December 2019 94 SF Michael van Gerwen Nathan Aspinall
1 January 2020 95 F Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright

2020 PDC World Darts Championship Draw


The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship draw sees the 32 seeds enter in the second round. The draw consists of a top and bottom half that have two sections in each.

 96 players, consisting of the top 32 from the PDC Order of Merit who are given a bye into 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 including two female players start in the first round.

2020 PDC World Darts Championship Format


The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship format sees best of five set matches that increases as the tournament develops.

Round Format
First Round
Best of five sets (no tie-break)
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 11 sets
Final
Best of 13 sets

A tie-break will be in operation in all round from the second round onwards, where the final set must be won by two clear legs. If the score reaches five-all, the 11th leg will be a sudden-death leg.

PDC World Darts Championship Results


Check the PDC World Darts Championship results to see detailed information on the matches which can provide more analysis. Knowing all the players that have performed well at the PDC World Darts Championship is also a great help in predicting what players can handle the pressure and get to the knockout rounds.

PDC World Darts Championship Winners, Runners-up & Final Score


YearChampion (final average)ScoreRunner-up ( final average)Prize money
2020 tbc tbc tbc £2,500,000
2019 Michael van Gerwen (102.21) 7-3 Michael Smith (95.29) £2,500,000
2018 Rob Cross (107.67) 7-2 Phil Taylor (102.26) £1,800,000
2017 Michael van Gerwen (107.79) 7-3 Scotland Gary Anderson (104.93) £1,650,000
2016 Scotland Gary Anderson (99.26) 7-5 Adrian Lewis (100.23) £1,500,000
2015 Scotland Gary Anderson (97.68) 7-6 Phil Taylor (100.69) £1,250,000
2014 Michael van Gerwen (100.10) 7-4 Scotland Peter Wright (95.71) £1,050,000
2013 Phil Taylor (103.04) 7-4 Michael van Gerwen (100.66) £1,000,000
2012 Adrian Lewis (93.06) 7-3 Andy Hamilton (90.83) £1,000,000
2011 Adrian Lewis (99.40) 7-5 Scotland Gary Anderson (99.41) £1,000,000
2010 Phil Taylor (104.38) 7-3 Australia Simon Whitlock (100.51) £1,000,000
2009 Phil Taylor (110.94) 7-1 Raymond van Barneveld (101.18) £724,000
2008 John Part (92.86) 7-2 Kirk Shepherd (85.10) £589,000
2007 Raymond van Barneveld (100.93) 7-6 Phil Taylor (100.86) £500,000
2006 Phil Taylor (106.74) 7-0 Peter Manley (91.72) £500,000
2005 Phil Taylor (96.14) 7-4 Mark Dudbridge (90.66) £300,000
2004 Phil Taylor (96.03) 7-6 Kevin Painter (90.48) £257,000
2003 John Part (96.87) 7-6 Phil Taylor (99.98) £237,000
2002 Phil Taylor (98.47) 7-0 Peter Manley (91.35) £205,000
2001 Phil Taylor (107.46) 7-0 John Part (92.58) £125,000
2000 Phil Taylor (94.42) 7-3 Dennis Priestley (91.80) £111,000
1999 Phil Taylor (97.11) 6-2 Peter Manley (93.63) £104,000
1998 Phil Taylor (103.98) 6-0 Dennis Priestley (90.75) £72,500
1997 Phil Taylor (100.92) 6-3 Dennis Priestley (96.78) £99,500
1996 Phil Taylor (98.52) 6-4 Dennis Priestley (101.48) £62,500
1995 Phil Taylor (94.11) 6-2 Rod Harrington (87.15) £55,000
1994 Dennis Priestley (94.38) 6-1 Phil Taylor (85.62) £64,000

Who has won the most PDC World Darts Championship titles?


Phil Taylor stands alone having won 14 PDC World Darts Championship titles. Michael van Gerwen has won three titles with Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and John Part all winning twice.

RankNameNationalityWinnerRunner-upFinalsAppearances
1 Phil Taylor England 14 5 19 25
2 Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 3 1 4 12
3 Gary Anderson Scotland 2 2 4 10
4 Adrian Lewis England 2 1 3 14
4 John Part Canada 2 1 3 18
6 Dennis Priestley England 1 4 5 19
7 Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 1 1 2 13
8 Rob Cross England 1 0 1 2
9 Peter Manley England 0 3 3 13
10 Mark Dudbridge England 0 1 1 10
10 Andy Hamilton England 0 1 1 12
10 Rod Harrington England 0 1 1 10
10 Kevin Painter England 0 1 1 17
10 Kirk Shepherd England 0 1 1 4
10 Simon Whitlock Australia 0 1 1 11
10 Peter Wright Scotland 0 1 1 10
10 Michael Smith England 0 1 1 8

2020 PDC World Darts Championship Betting Odds


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2020 PDC World Darts Championship Final


The 2020 PDC World Darts Championship Final will be held on Wednesday 1 January 2020.

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World Darts Championship History 


In 1992 the World Darts Championship (WDC) was formed and featured high-profile darts players including all previous winners of the BDO World Darts Championship still active in the game. The WDC later became the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

The first darts World Championship was held in 1994 with Dennis Priestley winning the inaugural competition. The prize money for the players in the WDC/PDC World Championship was lower than the prize fund in the BDO World Championship, particularly from 1994 to 2001 when the tournament was broadcast on satellite television instead of terrestrial television.

In 2002 the PDC World Championship prize money overtook the BDO World Championship for the first time and has continued to grow. The PDC World Darts Championship now has the largest prize fund of any darts competition. 

The 2010 PDC World Championship prize fund reached £1 million for the first time with winner Phil Taylor collecting £200,000. The 2014 and 2015 PDC World Champions collected £250,000 and by 2019 the prize fund increased to £2.5 million with World Champion Michael van Gerwen receiving £500,000.

The PDC World Darts Championship was held at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet, Essex, England from 1994 to 2007. Since 2008 the PDC World Darts Championship has been held at Alexandra Palace in London, England.