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PDC World Matchplay Format & Seedings

16 Jul 2022
Freetips staff 16 Jul 2022
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  • The 2022 PDC World Matchplay take place from July 16-24
  • The event is taking place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool
  • 32 players have qualified for the tournament
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The 2022 PDC World Matchplay is being played from 16-24 July at 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 16 to Monday, July 18. The second round matches are on July 19-20 before the quarter finals take place on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22.

The semi-finals feature on Saturday, July 23 before the winner is crowned on Sunday, July 24.

First round16-18 July
Second round19-20 July
Quarter-finals21-22 July
Semi-finals23 July
Final24 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.

PDC Order of Merit

  • Peter Wright
  • Gerwyn Price
  • Michael Smith
  • Michael van Gerwen
  • James Wade
  • Gary Anderson
  • José de Sousa
  • Jonny Clayton
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Rob Cross
  • Danny Noppert
  • Luke Humphries
  • Joe Cullen
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Dave Chisnall
  • Krzysztof Ratajski

PDC ProTour Qualifiers

  • Damon Heta
  • Nathan Aspinall
  • Ryan Searle
  • Martin Schindler
  • Brendan Dolan
  • Daryl Gurney
  • Callan Rydz
  • Gabriel Clemens
  • Adrian Lewis
  • Andrew Gilding
  • Stephen Bunting
  • Kim Huybrechts
  • Martin Lukeman
  • Chris Dobey
  • Madars Razma (First round)
  • Rowby-John Rodriguez

2022 PDC World Matchplay Schedule FAQs

When is the 2022 PDC World Matchplay being played?

The 2022 PDC World Matchplay takes place from July 16-24.

Where is the 2022 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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