Frequency : Annual, December to January TV Hours : 86 Hours Live or 20 x 1 hour highlights plus 3 x 2 hour highlights Format : 72 players from across the globe compete over 15 days at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace to determine the destination of the most prestigious trophy in the game, as well as the biggest prize in darts, a £200,000 winner’s cheque. Including the top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit and 20 International Qualifiers, the tournament is played over the Christmas and New Year period. The matches start out as best of five sets, and culminate in best of 13 sets for the final in the sport’s first £1 million event. Prize Fund : £1,000,000 Nations Represented : Minimum 20 countries from around the world including UK, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, China, Philippines, Finland, Austria, Sweden and Belgium. Venue : Alexandra Palace, London Inaugural Year : 1994 Previous Winners : Dennis Priestley (ENG), Phil Taylor (ENG) x 14, John Part (CAN) x 2, Raymond van Barneveld (NED), Adrian Lewis (ENG) x 2 Archive : 1996 – 2013, 339 Hours Website :www.pdc.tv
MATCHROOM SPORT is delighted to announce an exciting new five year agreement with Sky Sports to bring a variety of outstanding events to the world’s premier sports channel.
Commencing this... April 05 2013
World Snooker is delighted to announce Betfair as the new title sponsor of the sport’s biggest tournament, the World Championship.
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Sky Sports will take its partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation into a 25th year thanks to a new five-year broadcast deal.
The agreement offers Sky Sports viewers over 50 days... March 07 2013
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The top prize for the 2014... January 21 2013
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The BBC will continue to broadcast snooker’s biggest domestic tournaments until at least 2017, extending the current agreement by three years.
The BBC will continue as host broadcaster of the World... January 09 2013
THE McCoy's Premier League Darts will feature TEN players in 2013 under a new format which was announced on Wednesday evening, with Michael van Gerwen, Wes Newton and Robert Thornton... January 02 2013
World Snooker is delighted to announce that Betfair will sponsor the Masters for the first time this season.
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