THE PDC are delighted to announce a huge 40% increase in William Hill World Darts Championship prize money for the 2018/2019 tournament, where a £2.5 million prize fund will be on offer including a record-breaking £500,000 to the eventual champion.
The 2017/2018 World Championship was an unprecedented success as 68,000 fans from around the world packed London's Alexandra Palace throughout 15 days of action. Rob Cross became the eventual World Champion on New Year's Day as he scooped the £400,000 top prize - the highest individual prize in the sport's history - by defeating Phil Taylor in the final.
Next year's total prize money will increase by £700,000 from £1.8 million to £2.5 million, while the winner's cheque goes up by £100,000 to £500,000. The PDC will be confirming an expanded field for the World Championship later this year, to include more global qualifying tournaments in an effort to continue the growth of the game around the world.
Preliminary Round - Best of three sets
First Round - Best of five sets
Second Round - Best of seven sets
Third Round - Best of seven sets
Quarter-Finals - Best of nine sets
Semi-Finals - Best of 11 sets
Final - Best of 13 sets
All sets are the best of five legs. A tie-break would be in operation in all matches other than the Preliminary Round. Any match which goes to a deciding set must be won by two clear legs. If the score in the final set reaches 5-5, a sudden-death leg will be played.
Travel to the Alexandra Palace, LONDON
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY