The 30th edition of the World Darts Championship is heading to the 3,200 capacity Alexandra Palace at the end of 2022.
A total of around 80,000 fans are believed to have seen the action in north London in 2021, when Scotsman Peter Wright won the Championship for the second time.
Wright beat Michael Smith 7-5 in the final and expressed sympathy for the rising star after a match in which the lead changed hands several times.
Here are the dates for the 2022/23 tournament, what each day looks like, the format and the latest betting odds.
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When is the World Darts Championship?
The competition for the Sid Waddell Trophy will begin on December 15, 2022 and end on January 3, 2023.
2022 World Darts Championship Schedule
All times are in GMT.
|Thursday, December 15||19:00||First round, second round|
|Fri 16 Dec||12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.||First round, second round|
|Sat 17 Dec||11:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.||First round, second round|
|Sun 18 Dec||11:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.||First round, second round|
|Mon 19 Dec||12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.||First round, second round|
|Tue 20 Dec||19:00||First round, second round|
|Wednesday 21 Dec||12:30||First round|
|Wednesday 21 Dec||19:00||Second turn|
|Thursday, December 22||12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.||Second turn|
|Fri 23 Dec||12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.||Second turn|
|Tue 27 Dec||12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.||Third round|
|Wednesday 28 Dec.||12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.||Third round|
|Thursday, December 29||12:30||Third round|
|Thursday, December 29||19:00||Third round, fourth round|
|Fri 30 Dec||12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.||Fourth round|
|Sun 1 Jan||12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.||Quarter-finals|
|Mon 2 Jan||19:30||Semi-finals|
|Tue 3 Jan||20:00||Final|
Darts World Championship Format
After the first and second round matches which are best-of-five sets, the third and fourth rounds are best-of-seven.
The quarter-finals are best-of-nine sets, the semi-finals are best-of-11 sets, and the final is best-of-13 sets. Players take turns pitching at the start of each set, which is won by the first player to take three innings.
Darts World Championship Awards
Hitting the jackpot at darts pays well. Professional Darts Corporation organizers have awarded the winner a prize of £500,000, with the runner-up receiving £200,000 as part of a total prize fund of £2.5 million.
Darts World Championship Betting Odds
|Michel van Gerwen||11/4||+333||4.00||4.00|
|Jonny Clayton||8/1||+1200||12:00 p.m.||11.00|
|Dimitri van den Bergh||10/1||+1400||1:00 p.m.||11.00|
|Michael Smith||12/1||+800||1:00 p.m.||3:00 p.m.|
|Luke Humphries||14/1||+1400||5:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.|