If you can’t get enough of the game of darts, or you’re new to playing and want to watch the professionals in action, this blog provides a round up of all the major darts tournaments. You can now literally plan your diary around darts!
February - May
Premier League Darts launched on Sky Sports in 2005 and is now played every year between February and May. The tournament sees 8 players from the PDC circuit compete in weekly matches in a knockout format. It is considered part of the sport’s Triple Crown, alongside the World Championship and World Matchplay.
The World Matchplay is run by the PDC and held every year in July. This darts tournament is played on a legs format and is part of the Triple Crown. The event has been held annually in Blackpool since 1994 and is considered the second biggest PDC tournament behind the World Championship.
PDC World Grand Prix
Held in October every year, this tournament was traditionally held in Dublin Ireland, but came to Coventry in 2020 due to Covid restrictions and was held in Leicester in 2021 and 2022. It is the only televised tournament in which each player must start and finish each leg on a double. Despite a few changes in the format over the years, the competition has been a straight knock-out since 2000.
Grand Slam of Darts
Established in 2007, the Grand Slam of Darts is held annually in Wolverhampton. It has been classed as a ranking tournament since 2015 and although organised by the PDC, it also invited players from its rival the British Darts Organisation (BDO) until it went into liquidation in 2020.
PDC World Darts Championship
Starting in December each year and finishing in January of the following year, the PDC World Darts Championship is the largest darts event in the world. Held at Alexandra Palace in London since 2008, this championship has been running since 1994, when the World Darts Council broke away from the BDO.
WDF World Masters
To be held in December 2022 following a break during Covid restrictions, the WDF is a resurrection of the longest running BDO tournament which had been held annually since 1974. The darts tournament comprises the Men’s World Masters, Women’s World Masters and Youth World Masters.
Darts Tournaments 2022
Some dates for your darts diary for the remainder of 2022 include:
- World Grand Prix 2022 from 3-9 October 2022
- Grand Slam of Darts 2022 from 12 - 20 November 2022
- WDF World Masters 2022 from 8 - 11 December 2022
- World Darts Championships from 14 December 2022 - 2 January 2023
Darts Tournaments 2023
Some darts dates to look forward to in 2023 include:
- Premier League Darts 2023 - exact dates TBC but should be from February 2023
- World Matchplay 2023 from 15 - 23 July 2023
We hope you’ve now got these darts tournaments in your calendar and don’t forget you can shop here at Double Top Darts for all your dart supplies, from dartboards to darts, flights and clothing.