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PDC World Matchplay Format & Seedings

  • The 2021 PDC World Matchplay take place from July 17-25
  • The event is taking place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool
  • 32 players have qualified for the tournament
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Freetips staff 15 Jul 2021
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The 2021 PDC World Matchplay is being played from 17-25 July and returns to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

PDC World Matchplay Format


All games at the PDC World Matchplay have to be won by two clear legs. Games are extended if necessary up to six extra legs before a tie-break leg is required. 

  • 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

The first round matches take place from Saturday, July 17 to Monday, July 19. The second round matches are on July 20-21 before the quarter finals take place on Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23.

The semi-finals feature on Saturday, July 24 before the winner is crowned on Sunday, July 25.

RoundDates
First round17-19 July
Second round20-21 July
Quarter-finals22-23 July
Semi-finals24 July
Final25 July

PDC World Matchplay Seedings


The 32-strong World Matchplay field is made up of the top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit and top 16 players on the ProTour Order of Merit.

Mensur Suljovic qualified as one of the 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit, but he has withdrawn and Jermaine Wattimena has been added to the line-up.

PDC Order of Merit

  • Gerwyn Price
  • Peter Wright
  • Michael van Gerwen
  • James Wade
  • Rob Cross
  • Gary Anderson
  • Michael Smith
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Dave Chisnall
  • José de Sousa
  • Nathan Aspinall
  • Glen Durrant
  • Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Daryl Gurney
  • Joe Cullen
  • Jonny Clayton

PDC ProTour Qualifiers

  • Brendan Dolan
  • Devon Petersen
  • Damon Heta
  • Danny Noppert
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Ross Smith
  • Stephen Bunting
  • Mervyn King
  • Luke Humphries
  • Gabriel Clemens
  • Vincent van der Voort
  • Ryan Searle
  • Ian White
  • Callan Rydz
  • Chris Dobey
  • Jermaine Wattimena

2021 PDC World Matchplay Schedule FAQs

When is the 2021 PDC World Matchplay being played?

The 2021 PDC World Matchplay takes place from July 17-25.

Where is the 2021 PDC World Matchplay being played?

The PDC World Matchplay will be at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England.

Where can I watch PDC World Matchplay live streaming?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch PDC World Matchplay live streaming.

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