BetVictor World Matchplay Saturday July 27 (7pm)
Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis / Phil Taylor v James Wade
The BetVictor World Matchplay will be held from July 20-28 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool – follow all tournament information with our NetZone. The £400,000 tournament will see 32 players battling to win the
prestigious title – with ten sessions of top-class darting action in the Empress Ballroom.
Tickets for the BetVictor World Matchplay are still available in person at the Winter Gardens Box Office or by calling 0844 856 1111.
The BetVictor World Matchplay will be screened live in the following areas:
Sky Sports HD across the UK & Ireland
RTL7 in the Netherlands
Sport1 in Germany
OSN across the Middle East
FOX SPORTS Australia
Sky New Zealand
Semi-Finals (33 Legs)
Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis Its not often you get all of the 4 top seeds into the semi-finals, so it just shows the quality of the field. In the first semi-final you would have gone for MvG a month or so ago, but with Lewis winning the European Darts Championships and his form in this event it is much closer. MvG hasnt yet got into gear which we have been used to over the last year. The pace will suit both players and if ‘Jackpot’ can cut out the few bad legs and keep his finishing % high I can see a Lewis win.
MvG 15-17 LEWIS
Phil Taylor v James Wade Its allways folly to bet against Taylor in any match and this is no exception, The reigning Champion is still No1 and World Champion despite some losses in 2013. He has had some close calls in the event but got through. Wade is playing some of his best Darts at the moment and I wouldnt be surprised if he wins but Taylor should edge this one. Could be a Lewis v Taylor Final, whichever of these 4 players gets to the final ime sure it will be a cracker.
TAYLOR 17-11 WADE
Sunday July 28 (7pm)
Final (35 Legs)
Adrian Lewis v Phil Taylor
All times are approximate estimations and are subject to change based on the running time of other matches within the session.
First Round – Best of 19 legs
Second Round – Best of 25 legs
Quarter-Finals – Best of 31 legs
Semi-Finals – Best of 33 legs
Final – Best of 35 legs
* Each game must be won by two clear legs, with up to a maximum of five additional legs being played before the sixth “extra” leg is sudden-death. There will be no re-throw for the bull in this instance.
For example, should a First Round game (best of 19 legs) reach 12-12, then the 25th leg would be the final and deciding leg.
Winner – £100,000
Runner-Up – £50,000
Semi-Finalists – £25,000
Quarter-Finalists – £15,000
Last 16 – £7,500
Last 32 – £5,000
Total – £400,000
Nine Dart Finish – Should any player achieve a nine-dart finish during the tournament, they will receive a prize of £5,000. If more than one player achieves the feat, the bonus will be split pro-rata between the players involved.