PDC World Championship 2021

The 28th edition of the PDC World Darts Championship is held from 15 December 2020 to 3 January 2021. Due to the Coronavirus spectators are only allowed to attend the opening night of the tournament. Thousand fans are welcome in the Alexandra Palace, but under strict restrictions. 96 players take a shot at the title. Two women manage to quality for the World Championship: Lisa Ashton and Deta Hedman. 

Gerwyn Price crowns himself World Champion and world number one for the first time in his career. The Welsh ace replaces Michael van Gerwen as world number one and ends Van Gerwen’s seven years reign. ‘The Iceman’ beats Gary Anderson 7-3 in the final. Price is the better player and takes a 5-1 lead. The Welshman produces a 136,64 set average in the sixth set, the highest set average in history at the World Championship. Anderson produces a small comeback because Price misses eleven match darts. ‘The Iceman’ does not miss his twelfth match dart to lift the title. 

Gerwyn Price opens his campaign with a win against fellow countryman Jamie Lewis. Price does not play well and needs a deciding set to take the win. ‘The Iceman’ faces Brendan Dolan in his second round match. Dolan produces some proper darts and Price needs a deciding leg to secure a win. The Welshman produces a 72 checkout in the decider to send Dolan packing. Price beats Mervyn King 4-1 in the eighth finals. The match is an equal game till 1-1, but ‘The Iceman’ wins three sets on the spin: 4-1. A deciding leg is also required in his quarterfinal match against Daryl Gurney, but Price manages to secure a spot in the semi-finals. The Welshman faces Englishman and former Lakeside Champion Stephen Bunting in the semi-finals. ‘The Bullet’ takes a 3-1 and 4-3 lead, but Price produces a comeback and secures a 6-4 win. 

Gary Anderson starts his World Championship with a solid win over Madars Razma: 3-1. The Scot faces Austrian ace Mensur Suljovic in his second round match. Suljovic tries to slow down the game and ‘The Flying Scotsman’ gets frustrated. Eventually Anderson manages to win the match 4-3. The Scotsman secures a comfortable win over Devon Petersen in the eighth finals. The South-African is sloppy on his doubles and Anderson produces a whitewash: 4-0. The two times world champion shows his class against Dirk van Duijvenbode in the quarterfinals. The Dutchman takes a 1-0 lead, but Anderson (101 average) wins five sets on the spin: 5-1. The Scot faces Dave Chisnall in the semi-finals. The Englishman, responsible for a 107 average and the 5-0 elimination of Michael van Gerwen in the quarterfinals, is not able to give Anderson a tough game. Anderson is the better player and wins 6-3. 

A lot of the top players have an early exit at the World Championship. Michael Smith, Rob Cross and Ian White do not survive their first match. Gabriel Clemens sends reigning World Champion Peter Wright packing in the second round. Nathan Aspinall and James Wade also lose their second match at the Alexandra Palace. ‘Dutch Destroyer’ Vincent van der Voort beats Aspinall 4-2. Englishman Wade leads 2-0 and hits a nine-darter against Stephen Bunting, but ‘The Bullet’ wins the match. The nine-dart finish of ‘The Machine’ is the first perfect leg at the World Championship since 2 January 2016. In 2016 Gary Anderson produced some magic. The Scot hit a nine-darter against Jelle Klaasen in the semi-finals. 

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Venue: England Alexandra Palace, London From: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Till: Sunday 03 January 2021

Champion

Gerwyn Price
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2021 PDC World Darts Championship

Prize money

  • Champion
    £500,000
  • Runner-up
    £200,000
  • Semi finalists
    £100,000
  • Quarter finalists
    £50,000
  • Last 16
    £35,000
  • Last 32
    £25,000
  • Last 64
    £15,000
  • Last 96
    £7,500
  • Total
    £2,500,000

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2021
(3) (100.08)
7
7 - 3
(13) (94.25)
3
2020
(7) (102.79)
7
7 - 3
(1) (102.88)
3
2019
(1) (102.21)
7
7 - 3
(10) (95.29)
3
2018
(20) (107.67)
7
7 - 2
(6) (102.26)
2
2017
(1) (107.79)
7
7 - 3
(2) (104.93)
3
2016
(2) (99.26)
7
7 - 5
(5) (100.23)
5
2015
(4) (97.68)
7
7 - 6
(2) (100.69)
6
2014
(2) (100.10)
7
7 - 4
(16) (95.71)
4
2013
(1) (103.04)
7
7 - 4
(7) (100.66)
4
2012
(2) (93.06)
7
7 - 3
(17) (90.83)
3
2011
(5) (99.80)
7
7 - 5
(11) (99.41)
5
2010
(1) (104.38)
7
7 - 3
(100.51)
3
2009
(1) (110.94)
7
7 - 1
2008
(11) (92.86)
7
7 - 2
(q) (85.10)
2
2007
(32) (101.06)
7
7 - 6
(2) (100.99)
6
2006
(2) (106.74)
7
7 - 0
(5) (91.72)
0
2005
(2) (96.14)
7
7 - 4
(13) (90.66)
4
2004
(1) (96.03)
7
7 - 6
(10) (90.47)
6
2003
(2) (96.86)
7
7 - 6
(1) (99.98)
6
2002
(2) (98.47)
7
7 - 0
(4) (91.36)
0
2001
(4) (107.46)
7
7 - 0
(7) (92.60)
0
2000
(2) (94.42)
7
7 - 3
(5) (91.79)
3
1999
(3) (97.11)
6
6 - 2
(4) (93.64)
2
1998
(1) (103.99)
6
6 - 0
(2) (90.75)
0
1997
(2) (100.91)
6
6 - 3
(1) (96.79)
3
1996
(1) (98.52)
6
6 - 4
(3) (101.48)
4
1995
(4) (94.12)
6
6 - 2
(2) (87.15)
2
1994
(1) (92.85)
6
6 - 1
(6) (85.63)
1