THE 2016/17 William Hill World Darts Championship will be held from 15 December to 2 January at London's Alexandra Palace.

A 72-player field will be in action across the Christmas and New Year period as players battle to win the prestigious Sid Waddell Trophy and a record £1.65 million prize fund.

Reigning champion Gary Anderson will be in action on the opening night on Thursday, 15 December, with the preliminary and first rounds spanning eight days.

The second round will span the Christmas break, with the third round and quarter-finals also being held before the New Year, with the semi-finals on 1 January and the final on 2 January.

[Schedule as at 27 December 2016] 

Thursday December 15
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Jamie Caven (29) 1-3 Kevin Painter
Jamie Lewis (30) 3-2 Mick McGowan
Gary Anderson (2) 3-0 Mark Frost
Michael Smith (11) 3-2 Ricky Evans

Friday December 16
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Preliminary Round (Best of three sets, No tie-break)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Jerry Hendriks 2-0 Warren Parry (P)
Gerwyn Price (19) 1-3 Jonny Clayton
Steve Beaton (27) 3-1 Devon Petersen
Peter Wright (3) 3-0 Jerry Hendriks

Saturday December 17
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Preliminary Round (Best of three sets, No tie-break)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Tengku Shah 3-0 Masumi Chino (P)
Terry Jenkins (18) 3-1 Josh Payne
John Henderson (31) 2-3 Andrew Gilding
Benito van de Pas (15) 3-1 Tengku Shah

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Preliminary Round (Best of three sets, No tie-break)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Ross Snook 0-2 Kim Viljanen (P)
Cristo Reyes (32) 3-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Stephen Bunting (16) 2-3 Darren Webster
Michael van Gerwen (1) 3-0 Kim Viljanen

Sunday December 18
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Preliminary Round (Best of three sets, No tie-break)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Kevin Simm 2-0 Gilbert Ulang (P)
Justin Pipe (26) 1-3 Chris Dobey
Mark Webster (25) 3-0 Joe Murnan
Ian White (14) 3-0 Kevin Simm

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Preliminary Round (Best of three sets, No tie-break)
First Round (Best of five sets)

John Bowles 0-2 David Platt (P)
Daryl Gurney (24) 3-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Alan Norris (21) 3-2 John Michael
Phil Taylor (4) 3-0 David Platt

Monday December 19
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Preliminary Round (Best of three sets, No tie-break)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Qiang Sun 0-2 Corey Cadby (P)
Mervyn King (22) 3-2 Steve West
Adrian Lewis (5) 3-0 Magnus Caris
Joe Cullen (28) 3-1 Corey Cadby

Tuesday December 20
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Preliminary Round (Best of three sets, No tie-break)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Boris Koltsov 1-2 Dragutin Horvat (P)
Brendan Dolan (23) 3-1 Christian Kist
Raymond van Barneveld (12) 3-0 Robbie Green
Simon Whitlock (17) 3-0 Dragutin Horvat

Wednesday December 21
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Zoran Lerchbacher 2-1 Simon Stevenson (P)
Mensur Suljovic (8) 3-0 Ron Meulenkamp
James Wade (6) 3-0 Ronny Huybrechts
Robert Thornton (9) 3-0 Zoran Lerchbacher


Thursday December 22
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
First Round (Best of five sets)

Jelle Klaasen (10) 3-1 Jeffrey de Graaf
Vincent van der Voort (20) 1-3 Max Hopp
Dave Chisnall (7) 3-2 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Kim Huybrechts (13) 3-0 James Wilson

Friday December 23
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Second Round (Best of seven sets)

Ian White (14) 4-1 Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith (11) 4-3 Mervyn King (22)
Benito van de Pas (15) 4-3 Terry Jenkins (18)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Second Round (Best of seven sets)

Darren Webster 4-0 Simon Whitlock (17)
Gary Anderson (2) 4-0 Andrew Gilding
Adrian Lewis (5) 4-0 Joe Cullen (28)

Tuesday December 27
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Second Round (Best of seven sets)

Mensur Suljovic (8) 3-4 Mark Webster (25)
Robert Thornton (9) 3-4 Daryl Gurney (24)
Dave Chisnall (7) 4-2 Chris Dobey

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Second Round (Best of seven sets)

Raymond van Barneveld (12) 4-0 Alan Norris (21)
Phil Taylor (4) 4-0 Kevin Painter
Michael van Gerwen (1) 4-2 Cristo Reyes (32)
 

Wednesday December 28
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Second Round (Best of seven sets)

Kim Huybrechts (13) v Max Hopp
James Wade (6) v Steve Beaton (27)
Jelle Klaasen (10) v Brendan Dolan (23)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Second Round (Best of seven sets)
Peter Wright (3) v Jamie Lewis (30)
Third Round (Best of seven sets)
Gary Anderson (2) v Benito Van de Pas (15)
Adrian Lewis (5) v Raymond van Barneveld (12)

Thursday December 29
Third Round (Best of seven sets)
Afternoon Session (1pm)

Mark Webster (25) v Daryl Gurney (24)
Dave Chisnall (7) v Klaasen (10)/Dolan (23)
Wade (6)/Beaton (27) v Michael Smith (11)

Evening Session (7pm)
Third Round (Best of seven sets)

Wright (3)/J Lewis (30) v Ian White (14)
Phil Taylor (4) v K Huybrechts (13)/Hopp
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Darren Webster (17)

Friday December 30
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Quarter-Finals (Best of nine sets)
2x Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Quarter-Finals (Best of nine sets)

2x Quarter-Finals

Sunday January 1 (8pm-11pm)
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 sets)

2x Semi-Finals

Monday January 2 (7pm-11pm)
Final (Best of 13 sets)

Final

 

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