PDC World Championship
PDC World Darts Championship takes place from 17 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. Join the action at one of the biggest darts tournaments in the world.
PDC World Darts Championship tickets
Updated: 24 July 2015
The William Hill World Darts Championship returns to Alexandra Palace for the 23rd World Darts Championship. Book your tickets now to see the world’s best darts players compete for the title.
The event will take place throughout December 2014 and January 2015. The second and third round will be held from 17 to 30 December. The quarter-finals are to be held on 1 January 2016, and the semi-finals are scheduled for 2 January 2015, prior to the much anticipated final on 3 January 2015.
About the PDC World Darts Championship
The PDC World Darts Championship features 72 players from around the world who compete to make it into the preliminary round. The preliminary round will include 16 players competing to play against darts’ top names in the first proper round of the Championship.
The tournament first began in 1994 and is run by the Professional Darts Organisation. It was originally held at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet, but after 14 years the event moved to Alexandra Palace in London.
The World Darts Championship was originally sponsored by Ladbrokes, and it was known as the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship. The event changed sponsorship and is now named the William Hill World Darts Championship.
The tournament sees the best players in darts compete against each other, so much so that only seven players have ever won the title: Dennis Priestley, John Part, Phil Taylor and Raymond Van Barnevald, Adrian Lewis, Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. Phil Taylor has dominated the tournament winning the most titles of any player.
The current champion is Scotland’s Gary Anderson. He beat Phil Taylor 7-6 in a thrilling match. It was his first PDC World Championship win, and over 1.5 million people watched the tournament on Sky TV. The current PDC World Darts Championship prize fund is £1,250,000