The darts biggest tournament is one of the most well-known events on the yearly darts calendar. Since darts are played all year long with only a few interruptions, there is a professional darts tournament virtually every week of the year.
The sport of darts has gained popularity all around the world. Numerous darts competitions have been created as a result of its popularity. There are now additional alternatives for bets because of these events. The most well-known dart competitions are listed here.
1. PDC World Darts Betting Tournament
The World Championship, when the 32 greatest players in the world compete for the title of world champion, is the pinnacle of the darting season and the sport’s most coveted award. Having a prize pool of £2,500,000, it is also the most lucrative darts competition.
Due to its growing popularity and the necessity to sell more tickets, it was moved from the Circus Tavern in Purfleet to the Alexandra Palace in London. Every year, the tournament begins with the preliminary and first round matches the week before Christmas and continues through December 27 with the final taking place typically between January 1 and 3.
2. BDO World Darts Betting Tournament
While the PDC World Championship enjoys all the glitz, glamour, Sky Sports sponsorship, and top players in the world, the BDO World Championship carries on as usual. This competition for the greatest BDO players in the world is held each January at the renowned Lakeside Country Club in Essex. The BDO is always fascinating to watch, despite the occasionally subpar quality, as many of the world’s greatest players, such as Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson, and Michael Van Gerwen, began their professional careers there.
3. World Grand Prix
Since its establishment in 1998, the World Grand Prix has been a significant darts competition conducted in October. The World Grand Prix, which employs a double-in, double-out set structure, attracts many of the top dart players in the world.
4. World Matchplay
One of the three legs of the Triple Crown is the World Matchplay, a professional darts event. The Professional Darts Corporation organizes it, and a legs format is used to play. This competition has been won by Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, and Dimitri Van den Bergh.
5. Premier League Darts Betting Tournament
Premier League is one of Darts biggest tournament that takes place in arenas all across the UK and Ireland between February and May. It was created to fill the void in the PDC calendar’s early months (and bring in some cash). The top six players in the Order of Merit, two PDC-invited visitors, and two “wildcards” chosen by Sky Sports make up this group. A round robin event reduces the ten players to eight, and a second round of fixtures reduces them to four. The finals and semifinals are then held at London’s O2 Arena.
Following that is the UK Open, sometimes known as the FA Cup of darts. The 168 players that compete in the UK Open over three days at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton make up a sizable field. With no seeds or protection for highly ranking players, the event is a public favorite because every player is drawn at random for each round.
7. World Grand Prix
Since 1998, the PDC Tour has begun its demanding winter schedule with the World Grand Prix, which begins in October. It is one of the few prestigious occasions that takes place at Dublin’s City West Hotel in Ireland.
The World Grand Prix, one of the most distinctive competitions on the circuit, presents players with a peculiar obstacle by requiring them to begin each leg with a double before they can start scoring. There have been legs where they have completely failed to get off due to the format, which has a tendency to catch players off guard. In the 17-year history of the competition, this peculiar regulation may have contributed to the six different champions and 14 different runners up.
8. Grand Slam of Darts
Last but not least, the Grand Slam of Darts, one of the most cherished competitions in the sport, is an occasion with a USP unmatched by any other. Every November, it takes place in the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.
Players from the PDC and the BDO are present just in this particular televised event. The PDC is the event’s host, however players from the BDO are welcome to come as well. Given the prize pool of £450,000, which is more than £100,000 higher than that of their World Championships, it really ranks as the wealthiest event for BDO players to join.