Full 2022-23 World Darts Championship Draw Set

The draw for the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship has been made and, after helping his wife overcome a gallbladder removal operation, reigning world champion Peter Wright will begin his defence of the Sid Waddell Trophy against either Mickey Mansell or Ben Robb.

Snakebite landed his second World Championship crown at last year’s event, producing a brilliant comeback against Michael Smith to repeat his 2020 exploits. Wright will now be aiming to become the first Scottish player to claim a hat trick of world titles.

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This will be the 30th renewal of the sport’s showpiece event which gets underway on Thursday the 15th of January and, after taking a break over the Christmas period, runs into the new year coming to an end on Tuesday, January the 3rd.

The tournament will, as ever, will take place at the Alexandra Palace in North London. The first round action will see the ProTour Order of Merit Qualifiers come up against the Qualifiers & International Representatives, for the right to take on the seeded stars. The top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit have already been seeded through to round two.

The Top Seeds

Top seed and world number one Gerwyn Price will play the winner of the first-round matchup between Luke Woodhouse and Vladyslav Omelchenko, who will be making history as he will become the first Ukrainian player ever to make an appearance at the World Darts Championship.

Michael van Gerwen, himself a three-time world champion, could open up his latest campaign in a potential all-Dutch tie against Niels Zonneveld who takes on Welsh youngster Lewy Williams in round one.

Newly crowned Grand Slam champion Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith has been handed a tough opener either way as he will take on the winner of the Jermaine Wattimena v Nathan Rafferty clash in what is a, if not the, stand out tie of this year’s first round.

The youngest-ever woman to compete at the World Darts Championship, Beau Greaves, will face William O’Connor on her Ally Pally debut. The winner of that match will play Germany’s number one Gabriel Clemens.

The first-ever female player to win a PDC World Championship match, and also her subsequent match, Fallon Sherrock will take on Ricky Evans. Should the Queen of the Palace overcome the Rapid chucker she will meet UK Masters champion Joe Cullen in round two.

Former World Champions

2007 PDC world champion Raymond van Barneveld awaits the winner of the match between four-time Women’s World Champion Lisa Ashton and Ryan Meikle. Another former world champion, Rob ‘Voltage’ Cross, who finished runner-up to Michael van Gerwen in last week’s Players Championship Finals, will meet either debutant Scott Williams or the Tour Card Holder Qualifier Ryan Joyce.

Two-time world champion Gary Anderson will play Madars Razma or Prakash Jiwa for a spot in the third round, while seventh seed Jonny Clayton will take on the winner of the first round Danny van Trijp and Steve Beaton, who will be making his 32nd consecutive World Championship appearance, match.

Fifth seed Luke Humphries will kick off his campaign against either Keegan Brown or Florian Hempel, while World Youth Champion Josh Rock will come up against Spain’s Jose Justicia, with last year’s quarter-finalist Callan Rydz waiting for the winner of that match in the second round.

Finally, Australia’s World Cup winner Simon Whitlock will play PDC Asian Championship winner Christian Perez for the chance to play Portugal’s Jose de Sousa, while, Whitlock’s World Cup partner Damon Heta could face two-time World Champion Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis, should he make it past his first-round opponent, Sweden’s Daniel Larsson.

We will post our 2023 PDC Worlds Championship Darts betting tips nearer the start of the event but you can see the current bet365 darts betting odds (correct at the time of writing) for this year’s event at the Ally Pally below.

2022/23 World Darts Championship Outright Winner bet365 Darts Betting Odds

  • Michael van Gerwen – 11/4
  • Gerwyn Price – 6/1
  • Michael Smith – 15/2
  • Peter Wright – 9/1
  • Luke Humphries – 14/1
  • Josh Rock – 16/1
  • Jonny Clayton – 16/1
  • Dimitri van den Bergh – 25/1
  • Rob Cross – 25/1
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode – 28/1
  • Nathan Aspinall – 33/1
  • Dave Chisnall – 33/1
  • Joe Cullen – 40/1
  • Danny Noppert – 40/1
  • Gary Anderson – 40/1
  • James Wade – 50/1
  • Ross Smith – 55/1
  • Damon Heta – 66/1
  • Ryan Searle – 66/1
  • Chris Dobey – 80/1
  • Raymond van Barneveld – 80/1
  • Jose De Sousa = 100/1

2022/23 World Darts Championship Draw


Winners will play the seeded players in round two

  • Luke Woodhouse v Vladyslav Omelchenko
  • Ryan Meikle v Lisa Ashton
  • Adam Gawlas v Richie Burnett
  • Simon Whitlock v Christian Perez
  • Jim Williams v Sebastian Białecki
  • William O’Connor v Beau Greaves
  • Ritchie Edhouse v David Cameron
  • Alan Soutar v Mal Cuming
  • Jermaine Wattimena v Nathan Rafferty
  • Martin Lukeman v Nobuhiro Yamamoto
  • Ricky Evans v Fallon Sherrock
  • Adrian Lewis v Daniel Larsson
  • Keegan Brown v Florian Hempel
  • Cameron Menzies v Diogo Portela
  • Andrew Gilding v Robert Owen
  • Geert Nentjes v Leonard Gates
  • Mickey Mansell v Ben Robb
  • Keane Barry v Grant Sampson
  • Rowby-John Rodriguez v Lourence Ilagan
  • Danny Jansen v Paolo Nebrida
  • Steve Beaton v Danny van Trijp
  • Jamie Hughes v Jimmy Hendriks
  • Boris Krcmar v Toru Suzuki
  • Josh Rock v Jose Justicia
  • Niels Zonneveld v Lewy Williams
  • Mike de Decker v Jeff Smith
  • Karel Sedlacek v Raymond Smith
  • John O’Shea v Darius Labanauskas
  • Scott Williams v Ryan Joyce
  • Matt Campbell v Danny Baggish
  • Madars Razma v Prakash Jiwa
  • Martijn Kleermaker v Xicheng Han

Draw Bracket – Second Round Onwards

Seeded players will enter at the second round stage and will take on the winners of the first round matches.

Quarter One

  • Gerwyn Price v Luke Woodhouse/Vladyslav Omelchenko
  • (32) Raymond van Barneveld v Ryan Meikle/Lisa Ashton
  • (16) Ryan Searle v Adam Gawlas/Richie Burnett
  • (17) Jose de Sousa v Simon Whitlock/Christian Perez
  • (8) James Wade v Jim Williams/Sebastian Białecki
  • (25) Gabriel Clemens v William O’Connor/Beau Greaves
  • (9) Danny Noppert v Ritchie Edhouse/David Cameron
  • (24) Daryl Gurney v Alan Soutar/Mal Cuming

Quarter Two

  • (4) Michael Smith v Jermaine Wattimena/Nathan Rafferty
  • (29) Martin Schindler v Martin Lukeman/Nobuhiro Yamamoto
  • (13) Joe Cullen v Ricky Evans/Fallon Sherrock
  • (20) Damon Heta v Adrian Lewis/Daniel Larsson
  • (5) Luke Humphries v Keegan Brown/Florian Hempel
  • (28) Vincent van der Voort v Cameron Menzies/Diogo Portela
  • (12) Dave Chisnall v Andrew Gilding/Robert Owen
  • (21) Stephen Bunting v Geert Nentjes/Leonard Gates

Quarter Three

  • (2) Peter Wright v Mickey Mansell/Ben Robb
  • (31) Kim Huybrechts v Keane Barry/Grant Sampson
  • (15) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Rowby-John Rodriguez/Lourence Ilagan
  • (18) Krzysztof Ratajski v Danny Jansen/Paolo Nebrida
  • (7) Jonny Clayton v Steve Beaton/Danny van Trijp
  • (26) Brendan Dolan v Jamie Hughes/Jimmy Hendriks
  • (10) Nathan Aspinall v Boris Krcmar/Toru Suzuki
  • (23) Callan Rydz v Josh Rock/Jose Justicia

Quarter Four

  • (3) Michael van Gerwen v Niels Zonneveld/Lewy Williams
  • (30) Mensur Suljovic v Mike de Decker/Jeff Smith
  • (14) Dirk van Duijvenbode v Karel Sedlacek/Raymond Smith
  • (19) Ross Smith v John O’Shea/Darius Labanauskas
  • (6) Rob Cross v Scott Williams/Ryan Joyce
  • (27) Mervyn King v Matt Campbell/Danny Baggish
  • (11) Gary Anderson v Madars Razma/Prakash Jiwa
  • (22) Chris Dobey v Martijn Kleermaker/Xicheng Han

World Championship: Daily Schedule

Thursday December 15

First and Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 3 x first-round games
  • 1 x second-round games

Friday December 16

First and Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 6 x first-round games
  • 2 x second-round games

Saturday December 17

First and Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 6x first-round games
  • 2x second-round games

Sunday December 18

First and Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 6 x first-round games
  • 2 x second-round games

Monday December 19

First and Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 6 x first-round games
  • 2 x second-round games

Tuesday December 20 (7pm GMT)

First and Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 3 x first-round games
  • 1 x second-round game

Wednesday December 21

First and Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 2 x first-round games
  • 2 x second-round games

Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 4 x second-round games

Thursday December 22

Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 8 x second-round games

Friday December 23

Second Round (Best of 5 sets)

  • 8 x second-round games

Tuesday December 27

Third Round (Best of 7 sets)

  • 6 x third-round games

Wednesday December 28

Third Round (Best of 7 sets)

  • 6 x third-round games

Thursday December 29

Third Round (Best of 7 sets)

  • 3 x third round games

Third and Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)

  • 1 x third round game
  • 2 x fourth round games

Friday December 30

Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)

  • 6 x fourth round games

Sunday January 1

Quarter Finals (Best of 9 sets)

  • 4 x quarter finals

Monday January 2

Semi Finals (Best of 11 sets)

  • 2 x semi-finals

Tuesday January 3 (8pm GMT)

  • Final (Best of 13 sets)