World Darts Championship 2022/23: Dates, schedule, format, prize money and betting odds

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.

Date Time Arrange
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.

Arrange Prize money
Winner £500,000
Finalist £200,000
Semi-finalist £100,000
quarter-finalist £50,000
Fourth round £35,000
Third round £25,000
Second round £15,000
First round £7,500

Darts World Championship Betting Odds

UK
(Sky Bet)
UNITED STATES
(Caesars)
Canada
(Sports interactions)
Australia (Ladbrokes)
Michel van Gerwen 11/4 +333 4.00 4.00
Gerwyn Award 5/1 +600 7.00 6.00
Peter Wright 7/1 +650 8.00 8.00
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.

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