The 30th edition of the World Darts Championship is heading for the 3,200-capacity Alexandra Palace at the end of 2022.
A total of around 80,000 fans are thought to have seen the action in north London in 2021, when Scotsman Peter Wright won the championship for the second time.
Wright beat Michael Smith 7-5 in the final and expressed his sympathy for the rising star after a match in which the lead changed hands several times.
Here are the dates for the 2022/23 tournament, how each day looks, the format and the latest betting odds.
When is the World Darts Championship taking place?
The contest for the Sid Waddell trophy will begin on December 15, 2022 and finish on January 3, 2023.
World Darts Championship 2022 schedule
All times are GMT.
|Thurs, Dec 15||19:00||First round, second round|
|Fri, Dec 16||12:30, 19:00||First round, second round|
|Sat, Dec 17||11:00, 20:00||First round, second round|
|Sun, Dec 18||11:00, 20:00||First round, second round|
|Mon, Dec 19||12:30, 19:00||First round, second round|
|Tues, Dec 20||19:00||First round, second round|
|Weds, Dec 21||12:30||First round|
|Weds, Dec 21||19:00||Second round|
|Thurs, Dec 22||12:30, 19:00||Second round|
|Fri, Dec 23||12:30, 19:00||Second round|
|Tues, Dec 27||12:30, 19:00||Third round|
|Weds, Dec 28||12:30, 19:00||Third round|
|Thurs, Dec 29||12:30||Third round|
|Thurs, Dec 29||19:00||Third round, fourth round|
|Fri, Dec 30||12:30, 19:00||Fourth round|
|Sun, Jan 1||12:30, 19:30||Quarterfinals|
|Mon, Jan 2||19:30||Semifinals|
|Tues, Jan 3||20:00||Final|
World Darts Championship format
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.
World Darts Championship prize money
Hitting the big time in darts pays well. Organisers the Professional Darts Corporation have allocated a prize of £500,000 to the winner, with the runner-up receiving £200,000 as part of a £2.5 million total prize fund.
World Darts Championship betting odds
|Michael van Gerwen||11/4||+333||4.00||4.00|
|Dimitri van den Bergh||10/1||+1400||13.00||11.00|