World Darts Championship 2023/24 full tournament results, draw, schedule as Michael Smith aims to defend world title

Alexandra Palace is once again the setting for the World Darts Championship between December 15, 2023 and January 3, 2024.

Top seed Michael Smith is defending the Sid Waddell trophy he won in 2022 in front of up to 3,200 fans in London. Smith beat Michael van Gerwen 7–4 in the final last year, hitting the only nine-dart finish of the tournament along the way.

A jackpot of £500,000 is on offer to the winner, with the runner-up receiving £200,000 as part of a total prize find of £2.5 million.

Here, The Sporting News provides the dates for the 2023/24 tournament, how each day looks in terms of schedule, as well as the format and the latest betting odds.

MORE: Michael van Gerwen’s net worth

PDC World Darts Championship 2023/24: First-round draw

  • Kevin Doets 3-0 Stowe Buntz
  • Cameron Menzies 3-0 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
  • Simon Whitlock 3-2 Paolo Nebrida
  • Lee Evans 3-0 Sandro Eric Sosing
  • Connor Scutt 3-0 Krzysztof Kciuk
  • Jules van Dongen 1-3 Darren Penhall
  • Jamie Hughes 3-1 David Cameron
  • Keane Barry 3-1 Reynaldo Rivera
  • Scott Williams 3-1 Haruki Muramatsu
  • Ricky Evans 3-0 Simon Adams
  • Jim Williams 3-0 Norman Madhoo
  • Matt Campbell 3-2 Lourence Ilagan
  • Dylan Slevin 1-3 Florian Hempel
  • Niels Zonneveld 3-1 Darren Webster
  • Jermaine Wattimena 3-1 Fallon Sherrock
  • Mario Vandenbogaerde 1-3 Thibault Tricole
  • Gian van Veen 2-3 Man Lok Leung
  • Martin Lukeman 3-1 Haupai Puha
  • Ian White 1-3 Tomoya Goto
  • Ritchie Edhouse 2-3 Jeffrey de Graaf
  • Keegan Brown 1-3 Boris Krcmar
  • Steve Beaton 3-1 Wessel Nijman
  • Mike De Decker 3-0 Dragutin Horvat
  • Ricardo Pietreczko 3-0 Mikuru Suzuki
  • Radek Szaganski 3-2 Marko Kantele
  • Steve Lennon 3-2 Owen Bates
  • William O’Connor 3-0 Bhav Patel
  • Ryan Joyce 3-1 Alex Spellman
  • Richard Veenstra vs Ben Robb
  • Christian Kist vs Luke Littler
  • Mickey Mansell vs Xiaochen Zong
  • Luke Woodhouse vs Berry van Peer

PDC World Darts Championship 2023/24: Second-round draw

  • Michael Smith 3-2 Doets
  • Dave Chisnall 3-1 Menzies
  • Gary Anderson 3-0 Whitlock
  • Joe Cullen 3-0 Penhall
  • Luke Humphries 3-0 Evans
  • Gerwyn Price 3-0 Scutt
  • James Wade 2-3 Matt Campbell
  • Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Keane Barry
  • Ross Smith 3-1 Niels Zonneveld
  • Peter Wright vs J Williams
  • Madars Razma vs De Decker/Horvat
  • Rob Cross vs Vandenbogaerde/Tricole
  • Andrew Gilding vs Kist/Littler
  • Danny Noppert vs S Williams
  • Gabriel Clemens vs Van Veen/Leung
  • Damon Heta vs Lukeman/Puha
  • Brendan Dolan vs Mansell/Zong
  • Jose de Sousa vs Edhouse/De Graaf
  • Krzysztof Ratajski vs Hughes
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode vs Brown/Krcmar
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Hempel
  • Martin Schindler vs Wattimena
  • Raymond van Barneveld vs Radek Szaganski
  • Chris Dobey vs William O’Connor
  • Kim Huybrechts vs Veenstra/Robb
  • Callan Rydz vs Pietreczko/Suzuki
  • Jonny Clayton vs Steve Lennon
  • Daryl Gurney vs Beaton/Nijman
  • Ryan Searle vs White/Goto
  • Josh Rock vs Woodhouse/Van Peer
  • Stephen Bunting vs Ryan Joyce
  • Nathan Aspinall vs Evans

PDC World Darts Championship 2023/24: Sessions and match schedule

All times are GMT.

Date Time Stage
Fri, Dec 15 7 p.m. Doets 3-0 Buntz, Menzies 3-0 Rodriguez, Whitlock 3-2 Nebrida, Smith 3-2 Doets
Sat, Dec 16 12:30 p.m. Evans 3-0 Sosing, Scutt 3-0 Kciuk, Van Dongen 1-3 Penhall, Chisnall 3-1 Menzies
Sat, Dec 16 7 p.m. Hughes 3-1 Cameron, Barry 3-1 Rivera, Williams 3-1 Muramatsu, Anderson 3-0 Whitlock
Sun, Dec 17 12:30 p.m. Evans 3-0 Adams, Williams 3-0 Madhoo, Campbell 3-2 Ilagan, Cullen 3-0 Penhall
Sun, Dec 17 8 p.m. Slevin 1-3 Hempel, Zonneveld 3-1 Webster, Wattimena 3-1 Sherrock,
Humphries 3-0 Evans
Mon, Dec 18 7 p.m. Vandenbogaerde 1-3 Tricole, Van Veen 2-3 Leung,
Lukeman 3-1 Puha, Price 3-0 Scutt
Tues, Dec 19 12:30 p.m. White 1-3 Goto, Edhouse 2-3 De Graaf, Brown 1-3 Krcmar, Wade 2-3 Campbell
Tues, Dec 19 7 p.m. Beaton 3-1 Nijman, De Decker 3-0 Horvat, Pietreczko 3-0 Suzuki, Van Gerwen 3-0 Barry
Weds, Dec 20 12:30 p.m. Szaganski 3-2 Kantele, Lennon 3-2 Bates, O’Connor 3-0 Patel, Smith 3-1 Zonneveld
Weds, Dec 20 7 p.m. Joyce 3-1 Spellman, Veenstra vs Robb, Kist vs Littler, Wright vs Williams
Thurs, Dec 21 12:30 p.m. Mansell vs Zong, Woodhouse vs Van Pee, Razma vs De Decker, Cross vs Tricole
Thurs, Dec 21 7 p.m. Gilding vs Kist/Littler, Noppert vs S Williams, Clemens vs Leung,
Heta vs Lukeman
Fri, Dec 22 12:30 p.m. Dolan vs Mansell/Zong, De Sousa vs De Graaf, Ratajski vs Hughes, Van Duijvenbode vs Krcmar
Fri, Dec 22 7 p.m. Van den Bergh vs Slevin, Schindler vs Wattimena, Van Barneveld vs Szaganski, Dobey vs O’Connor
Sat, Dec 23 12:30 p.m. Huybrechts vs Veenstra/Robb, Rydz vs Pietreczko/Suzuki, Clayton vs Lennon, Gurney vs Beaton
Sat, Dec 23 7 p.m. Searle vs Goto, Rock vs Woodhouse/Van Peer, Bunting vs Joyce, Aspinall vs Evans
Weds, Dec 27 12:30 p.m. Third round
Weds, Dec 27 7 p.m.  
Thurs, Dec 28 12:30 p.m. Third round
Thurs, Dec 28 7 p.m.  
Fri, Dec 29 12:30 p.m. Third round
Fri, Dec 29 7 p.m. Third round, fourth round
Sat, Dec 30 12:30 p.m., Fourth round
Sat, Dec 30 7 p.m. Fourth round
Mon, Jan 1 12:30 p.m. Quarterfinals
Mon, Jan 1 7:30 p.m. Quarterfinals
Tues, Jan 2 7:30 p.m. Semifinals
Weds, Jan 3 8 p.m. Final

PDC World Darts Championship 2023/24: Seeded players

Here’s how the seeds stand, following the PDC Order of Merit.

Player Seeding
Michael Smith 1
Michael van Gerwen 2
Luke Humphries 3
Peter Wright 4
Gerwyn Price 5
Nathan Aspinall 6
Danny Noppert 7
Rob Cross 8
Jonny Clayton 9
Damon Heta 10
Dave Chisnall 11
Dirk van Duijvenbode 12
James Wade 13
Joe Cullen 14
Dimitri Van den Bergh 15
Ross Smith 16
Chris Dobey 17
Stephen Bunting 18
Ryan Searle 19
Andrew Gilding 20
Gary Anderson 21
Gabriel Clemens 22
Josh Rock 23
Krzysztof Ratajski 24
José de Sousa 25
Martin Schindler 26
Daryl Gurney 27
Brendan Dolan 28
Raymond van Barneveld 29
Callan Rydz 30
Kim Huybrechts 31
Madars Razma 32

PDC World Darts Championship 2023/24: What is the format?

Of the 96 players in the championship, 32 qualify by virtue of being the highest-ranked on organisers the Professional Darts Corporation’s (PDC) Order of Merit, and are seeded to the second round.

The next 32 participants consist of the highest-ranked players from the 2023 PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit, with the final 32 qualifying through various international routes.

After first and second-round matches that are best-of-five sets, the third and fourth rounds are best-of-seven.

The quarterfinals are best-of-nine sets, the semifinals best-of-11 sets and the final is best-of-13 sets. Players take it in turns to throw at the start of each set, which are won by the first player to take three legs.

First-round matches will not have a tie-break; if the fifth set reaches two-all in legs, the fifth leg will be sudden-death.

From the Second round onwards, a tie-break will be employed in all matches in which a deciding set must be won by two clear legs.

If the score in the final set reaches 5-5, a sudden-death leg will be played. There will be no throw for the bull in any sudden-death legs.

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