World Matchplay Darts Betting

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Taylor powers to 14th Matchplay title Taylor powers to 14th Matchplay title
World number one in record breaking form

Published : 29/07/13 11:44 AM


Taylor v Lewis: Power unbeatable in Matchplay finals Taylor v Lewis: Power unbeatable in Matchplay finals
World number one in fine fettle

Published : 28/07/13 12:53 PM


Van Gerwen v Lewis: Classic semi-final in prospect Van Gerwen v Lewis: Classic semi-final in prospect
In form duo will produce an epic

Published : 27/07/13 12:17 PM


Taylor v Wade: Machine can out-180 the Power Taylor v Wade: Machine can out-180 the Power
Wade may not win but is hotter on the maximums

Published : 26/07/13 17:48 PM


Van Gerwen v Chisnall: Mighty Mike makes maximums Van Gerwen v Chisnall: Mighty Mike makes maximums
On song Dutchman to rack up 180s

Published : 25/07/13 13:52 PM


Lewis v Hamilton: Jackpot building up nicely Lewis v Hamilton: Jackpot building up nicely
Hammer has struggled against former world champion

Published : 25/07/13 13:49 PM


Taylor v Pipe: Force to push the Power Taylor v Pipe: Force to push the Power
Somerset slinger won’t be blown away

Published : 24/07/13 16:14 PM


Wade v Whitlock: Wizard can Wade into semis Wade v Whitlock: Wizard can Wade into semis
Aussie has great record against Machine

Published : 24/07/13 16:12 PM


Chisnall v Caven: On song Jabba to chop down Chizzy Chisnall v Caven: On song Jabba to chop down Chizzy
Expect surprisingly tight matches on Wednesday

Published : 23/07/13 12:31 PM


Wade v Anderson: In form duo could produce epic Wade v Anderson: In form duo could produce epic
Pipe could just upset Barney

Published : 22/07/13 06:55 AM



About World Matchplay Darts

The World Matchplay is one of the more established darts tournaments on the PDC circuit. Founded in 1994 and now staged amid the nostalgic surroundings of the Winter Gardens in Blackpool the World Matchplay darts has produced many memorable moments throughout its history including the first ever nine-dart finish to be shown live on UK television.

The moment, described as the greatest darting moment ever by Sky Sports, came in the 2002 World Matchplay tournament when Phil Taylor achieved the perfect finish in his quarterfinal match against Chris Mason. Since then there have been two other nine-dart finishes in the World Matchplay thrown by Raymond van Barneveld in 2010 and John Part in 2011.

The 1995 World Matchplay also saw Jocky Wilson make his last appearance in a major televised event.

The World Matchplay is played in a legs format but is unique in that a player must win by two clear legs to progress to the next round. There are no deciding legs in the World Matchplay darts. The current sponsors are bookmaker Sky Bet, previous sponsors include Stan James and Proton Cars.

World Matchplay Information

Venue: Winter Gardens

Sponsor: BetVictor

Founded: 1994

Number of Players: 32

Format: Legs

Current Champion: Phil Taylor

Past Champions: Phil Taylor (13), Rod Harrington (2), James Wade, Larry Butler, Peter Evison, Colin Lloyd.

World Matchplay History

It will come with little surprise to learn that Phil Taylor is the most successful player in the tournamnet’s history. On no fewer than 12 occasions The Power has rewarded his World Matchplay darts betting backers. Rod Harrignton is the only other player to win multiple World Matchplay titles after he won back-to-back events in 1998 and 1999.

James Wade’s record at the event has afforded him plenty of recent support in the World Matchplay darts betting markets. The Machine has been the losing finalist on three occasions, in addition to his one World Matchplay title. Terry Jenkins, Alan Warriner and John Part have also finished runner-up on two separate occasions while Dennis Priestley fell at the final World MAtchplay hurdle in each of the opening three years.

World Matchplay Darts Betting Markets

All the markets that you would commonly associate with darts betting are available for World Matchplay darts betting. The Outright Winner market and individual Match Odds markets are generally considered the most popular, but there also many other events within the tournament and each individual match that punters can bet on.

In the outright World Matchplay darts betting there is the opportunity to bet on whether there will be a nine-darter, which players will make the final, the highest checkout of the tournament, the number of 180s hit in the tournament and much more.

Then in each individual match there are markets relating to the highest checkout, the correct score, the number of 180s, player three-dart averages, handicap betting and even the colour of the first double to be hit. If it can happen on a dart board then the chances are you can bet on it.