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The 2023-24 Paddy Power PDC World Darts Championship



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭TheChrisD

    Hempel and RJR confirmed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,365 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL

  • Registered Users Posts: 941 ✭✭✭Bobson Dugnutt

    PaddyPower marketing and publicity is so boring and try-hard these days. Real whack of paddywhackery off it as well. Ads of Ruby Walsh gurning and Crouch jumping over his couch is putting me off the idea of watching it tbh.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭TheChrisD

    And Webster's in. What a last leg 140/140/140/81 in 3 against the darts (99/180/180/10)

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭TheChrisD

    So the current state of the Tour Card race going into the Worlds.


    • #57 Mickey Mansell — £86 [vs. Xiaochen Zong; #28 Brendan Dolan]
    • #58 Boris Krcmar — £84¼ [vs. Keegan Brown; #12 DvD]
    • #59 Jamie Hughes — £83¾ [vs. David Cameron; #24 Ratajski]
    • #60 Mervyn King — £81¾ NOT IN WORLDS
    • #61 Ian White — £80¾ [vs. Tomoya Goto; #19 Ryan Searle]
    • #62 Martijn Kleermaker — £80 NOT IN WORLDS
    • #63 Kevin Doets — £76 [vs. Stowe Buntz; #1 Michael Smith]
    • #64 Mario Vandenbogaerde — £75 [vs. Thibault Tricole; #8 Rob Cross]


    Need to win Round 1:

    • #65 Steve Lennon — £70½ [vs. Owen Bates; #9 Jonny Clayton]
    • #67 Florian Hempel — £69 [vs. Dylan Slevin; #15 van den Bergh]

    Need to win Round 2:

    • #68 Radek Szaganski — £66½ [vs. Marko Kantele; #29 Barney]
    • #69 Connor Scutt — £62¾ [vs. Kciuk; #5 Price]

    Need to win Round 3:

    • #72 Richard Veenstra — £50 (🟢 has 2nd year) [vs. Ben Robb; #31 Kim Huybrechts]

    Need a quarter-final:

    • #76 Jules van Dongen — £46 [vs. Darren Penhall; #14 Joe Cullen]
    • #77 Niels Zonneveld — £44 (🟢 has 2nd year) [vs. Darren Webster; #14 Ross Smith]
    • #79 Dylan Slevin — £42¾ (🟢 has 2nd year) [vs. Florian Hempel; #15 van den Bergh]
    • #81 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez — £41¾ [vs. Cameron Menzies; #11 Dave Chisnall]
    • #83 Krzysztof Kciuk — £40 [vs. Connor Scutt; #5 Price]
    • #84 Christian Kist — £38¾ (🟡 non-TCH) [vs. Luke Littler; #20 Andrew Gilding]
    • #86 Lee Evans — £37½ (🟢 has 2nd year) [vs. Sandro Eric Sosing; #3 Luke Humphries]
    • #89 Stowe Buntz — £36 (🟡 non-TCH) [vs. Kevin Doets; #1 Michael Smith]
    • #92 Keegan Brown — £32¾ (🟢 has 2nd year) [vs. Boris Krcmar; #12 DvD]

    Need a semi-final:

    • #97 Berry van Peer — £28¼ (🟡 non-TCH) [vs. Luke Woodhouse; #23 Josh Rock]
    • #103 Darren Webster — £22½ [vs. Niels Zonneveld; #14 Ross Smith]
    • #107 Owen Bates — £21½ (🟡 non-TCH) [vs. Steve Lennon; #9 Jonny Clayton]
    • and the rest (🟡 all non-TCH)
    Post edited by TheChrisD on

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,365 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL

    Kleermaker not likely to take his card, so 65th likely to be safe too

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,365 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL

    Decent ROI player representation at the Worlds

    Willie O Connor

    Keane Barry

    Dylan Slevin

    Mickey Mansell

    Steve Lennon

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,206 ✭✭✭✭ArmaniJeanss

    Draw live on Sky Sports News in the next few minutes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭Dillonb3

    Hempel beat Soutar. Big loss in ranking money for Soutar who normally goes on a run in the worlds

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭TheChrisD

    Section 1:

    • Michael Smith vs. Kevin Doets/Stowe Buntz
    • Madars Razma vs. Mike de Decker/Dragutin Horvat
    • Ross Smith vs. Niels Zonneveld/Darren Webster
    • Chris Dobey vs. William O'Connor/Bhav Patel
    • Rob Cross vs. Mario Vandenbogaerde/Thibault Tricole
    • Jose de Sousa vs. Richie Edhouse/Jeffrey de Graaf
    • Jonny Clayton vs. Steve Lennon/Owen Bates
    • Krystof Ratajski vs. Jamie Hughes/David Cameron

    Section 2:

    • Peter Wright vs. Jim Williams/Norman Madhoo
    • Barney vs. Radek Szaganski/Marko Kantele
    • James Wade vs. Matt Campbell/Lourance Ilagan
    • Andrew Gilding vs. Christian Kist/Luke Littler
    • Gerwyn Price vs. Connor Scutt/Krzysztof Kciuk
    • Brendan Dolan vs. Mickey Mansell/Xiaochen Zong
    • DvD vs. Keegan Brown/Boris Krcmar
    • Gary Anderson vs. Simon Whitlock/Paolo Nebrida

    Section 3:

    • MvG vs. Keane Barry/Reynaldo Rivera
    • Kim Huybrechts vs. Richard Veenstra/Ben Robb
    • DvdB vs. Dylan Slevin/Florian Hempel
    • Stephen Bunting vs. Ryan Joyce/Alex Spellman
    • Danny Noppert vs. Scott Williams/Haruki Muramatsu
    • Martin Schindler vs. Jermaine Wattimena/Fallon Sherrock
    • Damon Heta vs. Martin Lukeman/Haupai Puha
    • Josh Rock vs. Luke Woodhouse/Berry van Peer

    Section 4:

    • Luke Humphries vs. Lee Evans/Sandro Eric Sosing
    • Callan Rydz vs. Pikachu/Mikuru Suzuki
    • Joe Cullen vs. Jules van Dongen/Darren Penhall
    • Ryan Searle vs. Ian White/Tomoya Goto
    • Nathan Aspinall vs. Ricky Evans/Simon Adams
    • Daryl Gurney vs. Steve Beaton/Wessel Nijman
    • Dave Chisnall vs. Cameron Menzies/Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
    • Gabriel Clemens vs. Gian van Veen/Man Lok Leung

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭Dillonb3

    Can't say they're the greatest draws for the Irish lads. Should get past first round games but can't see them winning their seeded ones

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭TheChrisD

    Looking at the Tour Card race, I think Radek has the best chance since he's only facing the Finn Kantele, and Barney who is often out of sorts.

    Lennon might scrape in against Bates — as I suspect Doets will lose to Buntz — but definitely will get bodied by Clayton.

    Hempel is an unknown. Slevin and Dimi are both unpredictable matchups, at least depending on what for Dimi brings in.

    Scutt needs to win round 2... and not a hope against the Iceman.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,331 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    Tricky draw for Smith

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭Dillonb3

    Peter Wright has a dodgy draw against potentially Jim Williams

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,825 ✭✭✭Healio

    Spreadsheet attached if you want map your favourite players route, or use an interactive Wall chart!

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,331 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    Did any champion ever go undefeated for the whole championship ?

    It would be such an impressive feat

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,365 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL

    I dont get the question. Every champion goes undefeated in it, by definition.

    Unless you mean defending champion. If so, Phil Taylor (many times), Jackpot and Gary Anderson have all done so.

    In fact Taylor went undefeated from 1995 until the 2003 championship

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,331 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    Sorry meant to make myself clearer

    Did anyone ever go on to win every single leg they played

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,206 ✭✭✭✭ArmaniJeanss

    That's just impossible over 6 matches with alternate throw - eventually the losing player will go out in 12 darts on his own throw which can only be beaten by a 9 darter.

    It's happened in individual games especially in earlier rounds when it just means 9 legs in a row. But Taylor came close to perfection against Peter Manley in both their finals with the loser only winning 3 or 4 legs from what I remember, Taylor obviously winning 21.

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,365 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL

    Winning every set while extremely unlikely just might be possible. But yeah every leg is an impossibility

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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,331 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    Steve Beaton is truly a legend of the game

    Madness how he's still performing at the highest level

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,365 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL

    2023/24 Paddy Power World Darts Championship

    Schedule of Play

    Friday December 15 (1900 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Kevin Doets v Stowe Buntz (R1)

    Cameron Menzies v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R1)

    Simon Whitlock v Paolo Nebrida (R1)

    Michael Smith v Doets/Buntz (R2)

    Saturday December 16

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Lee Evans v Sandro Eric Sosing (R1)

    Connor Scutt v Krzysztof Kciuk (R1)

    Jules van Dongen v Darren Penhall (R1)

    Dave Chisnall v Menzies/Rodriguez (R2)

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Jamie Hughes v David Cameron (R1)

    Keane Barry v Reynaldo Rivera (R1)

    Scott Williams v Haruki Muramatsu (R1)

    Gary Anderson v Whitlock/Nebrida (R2)

    Sunday December 17

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Ricky Evans v Simon Adams (R1)

    Jim Williams v Norman Madhoo (R1)

    Matt Campbell v Lourence Ilagan (R1)

    Joe Cullen v Van Dongen/Penhall (R2)

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Dylan Slevin v Florian Hempel (R1)

    Niels Zonneveld v Darren Webster (R1)

    Jermaine Wattimena v Fallon Sherrock (R1)

    Luke Humphries v Evans/Eric Sosing (R2)

    Monday December 18 (1900 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Mario Vandenbogaerde v Thibault Tricole (R1)

    Gian van Veen v Man Lok Leung (R1)

    Martin Lukeman v Haupai Puha (R1)

    Gerwyn Price v Scutt/Kciuk (R2)

    Tuesday December 19

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Ian White v Tomoya Goto (R1)

    Ritchie Edhouse v Jeffrey de Graaf (R1)

    Keegan Brown v Boris Krcmar (R1)

    James Wade v Campbell/Ilagan (R2)

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Steve Beaton v Wessel Nijman (R1)

    Mike De Decker v Dragutin Horvat (R1)

    Ricardo Pietreczko v Mikuru Suzuki (R1)

    Michael van Gerwen v Barry/Rivera (R2)

    Wednesday December 20

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Radek Szaganski v Marko Kantele (R1)

    Steve Lennon v Owen Bates (R1)

    William O'Connor v Bhav Patel (R1)

    Ross Smith v Zonneveld/Webster (R2)

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    3x First Round, 1x Second Round

    Ryan Joyce v Alex Spellman (R1)

    Richard Veenstra v Ben Robb (R1)

    Christian Kist v Luke Littler (R1)

    Peter Wright v J Williams/Madhoo (R2)

    Thursday December 21

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    2x First Round, 2x Second Round

    Mickey Mansell v Xiaochen Zong (R1)

    Luke Woodhouse v Berry van Peer (R1)

    Madars Razma v De Decker/Horvat (R2)

    Rob Cross v Vandenbogaerde/Tricole (R2)

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    4x Second Round

    Andrew Gilding v Kist/Littler (R2)

    Danny Noppert v S Williams/Muramatsu (R2)

    Gabriel Clemens v Van Veen/Leung (R2)

    Damon Heta v Lukeman/Puha (R2)

    Friday December 22

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    4x Second Round

    Brendan Dolan v Mansell/Zong (R2)

    Jose de Sousa v Edhouse/De Graaf (R2)

    Krzysztof Ratajski v Hughes/Cameron (R2)

    Dirk van Duijvenbode v Brown/Krcmar (R2)

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    4x Second Round

    Dimitri Van den Bergh v Slevin/Hempel (R2)

    Martin Schindler v Wattimena/Sherrock (R2)

    Raymond van Barneveld v Szaganski/Kantele (R2)

    Chris Dobey v O’Connor/Patel (R2)

    Saturday December 23

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    4x Second Round

    Kim Huybrechts v Veenstra/Robb (R2)

    Callan Rydz v Pietreczko/Suzuki (R2)

    Jonny Clayton v Lennon/Bates (R2)

    Daryl Gurney v Beaton/Nijman (R2)

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    4x Second Round

    Ryan Searle v White/Goto (R2)

    Josh Rock v Woodhouse/Van Peer (R2)

    Stephen Bunting v Joyce/Spellman (R2)

    Nathan Aspinall v Evans/Adams (R2)

    Wednesday December 27

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x Third Round

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    3x Third Round

    Thursday December 28

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x Third Round

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    3x Third Round

    Friday December 29

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x Third Round

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round

    Saturday December 30

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    3x Fourth Round

    Evening Session (1930 GMT)

    3x Fourth Round

    Monday January 1

    Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)

    2x Quarter-Finals

    Evening Session (1900 GMT)

    2x Quarter-Finals

    Tuesday January 2 (1930 GMT)


    Wednesday January 3 (2000 GMT)


    The schedule of play for the third round onwards to be confirmed at and on OfficialPDC social media channels throughout the event.


    First Round - Best of five sets

    Second Round - Best of five sets

    Third Round - Best of seven sets

    Fourth Round - Best of seven sets

    Quarter-Finals - Best of nine sets

    Semi-Finals - Best of 11 sets

    Final - Best of 13 sets

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,331 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,128 ✭✭✭roosterman71

    Always felt it unfair for one first round winner to be asked to play a second round the same evening. No one else is asked to do that

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,365 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL

    Big afternoon for the Irish on Wed Dec 20th

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,206 ✭✭✭✭ArmaniJeanss

    Only alternative would be to have the first night compromising of only 4 first round games. Would be fine by me as there is usually enough decent names outside the Top 32 to build the session around.

    But it would also mean that the defending champion couldn't play in the first session, which has kinda become a thing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,331 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Smith go out on night 1

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭TheChrisD

    Big also in terms of the Tour Cards. Depending on how other matches go to that point, Steve and Radek will likely know exactly how far they need to go in the tournament to keep their cards.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,621 ✭✭✭ThebitterLemon

    And such a beautiful throwing action.

    Great tan too…😆


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,621 ✭✭✭ThebitterLemon

    Dirk VD is plagued by injuries and I fancy him to lose his first match.

    Must check the odds