In a gripping finale of the 2023 World Darts Championship, Michael Smith emerged victorious, clinching the title by defeating Michael van Gerwen with a scoreline of 7-4. Now, the stage is set for another riveting championship at Alexandra Palace, scheduled to unfold from December 15, 2023, to January 3, 2024, all broadcasted live on Sky Sports Darts.
A Closer Look at the 2024 World Darts Championship Schedule
As Michael Smith aims to defend his championship, the remaining 32 players intensify their battle for the prestigious Sid Waddell Trophy. The tournament resumes on Wednesday, December 27, with the third round spanning three action-packed days.
Teen Sensation Luke Littler Shines in Stellar Lineup
A highlight of the championship is the inclusion of teenage sensation Luke Littler, featured on a thrilling night alongside heavyweights Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith. The afternoon session boasts the presence of 2018 champion Rob Cross, along with former semi-finalists Gabriel Clemens and Dave Chisnall.
Luke Humphries Leads the Title Charge
Pre-tournament favorite Luke Humphries is set to resume his title bid against German debutant Ricardo Pietreczko. Meanwhile, two-time winner Gary Anderson concludes the third-round action, facing off against Croatia’s Boris Krcmar.
The Journey Through Third and Fourth Rounds
The third round kicks off on Wednesday, December 27, with an afternoon session featuring Scott Williams vs Martin Schindler, Dave Chisnall vs Gabriel Clemens, and Rob Cross vs Jeffrey de Graaf. The evening session follows suit with matchups including Matt Campbell vs Luke Littler, Michael van Gerwen vs Richard Veenstra, and Michael Smith vs Madars Razma.
Thursday, December 28 – Another Day, More Intense Action
The afternoon session on this day presents clashes like Florian Hempel vs Stephen Bunting, Joe Cullen vs Ryan Searle, and Ross Smith vs Chris Dobey. The evening session continues the excitement with fixtures such as Gerwyn Price vs Brendan Dolan, Luke Humphries vs Ricardo Pietreczko, and Ricky Evans vs Daryl Gurney.
Friday, December 29 – Setting the Stage for the Climax
The afternoon session features Damon Heta vs Berry van Peer, Jonny Clayton vs Krzysztof Ratajski, and Jim Williams vs Raymond van Barneveld. The evening session is a mix of third and fourth-round encounters, including Boris Krcmar vs Gary Anderson and two yet-to-be-determined fourth-round matchups.
Saturday, December 30 – Deciding the Finalists
The afternoon and evening sessions exclusively focus on the fourth round, shaping the path for the championship’s climax.
Quarter-Finals – January 1, 2024
Monday, January 1, witnesses the quarter-finals, with both afternoon and evening sessions hosting high-stakes encounters.
Semi-Finals – January 2, 2024
The penultimate stage, set for Tuesday, January 2, promises intense battles as the semi-finals unfold at 7:30 pm.
Grand Finale – January 3, 2024
The championship reaches its zenith on Wednesday, January 3, with the grand finale at 7 pm, determining the ultimate victor.
Journey Through the Early Rounds
The championship kicked off on Friday, December 15, with notable results in the early rounds. Round one saw Kevin Doets triumph over Stowe Buntz, and Cameron Menzies securing a 3-0 victory against Rusty-Jake Rodriguez. Round two witnessed Michael Smith prevailing over Kevin Doets in a closely contested match.
Notable Results from Saturday, December 16, to Sunday, December 17
Saturday and Sunday witnessed a flurry of matches, with highlights including Dave Chisnall overcoming Cameron Menzies and Gary Anderson dominating Simon Whitlock. Noteworthy performances include Luke Humphries securing a 3-0 victory over Lee Evans and Ricky Evans triumphing over Daryl Gurney.
Excitement Continues – Monday, December 18, to Wednesday, December 20
The following days showcased compelling clashes, with Gerwyn Price dominating Connor Scutt and Michael van Gerwen emerging victorious against Keane Barry. The journey continued with impressive victories, setting the stage for the later rounds.
Thrills Continue – Thursday, December 21, to Saturday, December 23
The championship entered its crucial phase, featuring remarkable encounters like Madars Razma defeating Mike De Decker and Rob Cross overcoming Thibault Tricole. The thrilling journey continued, with notable victories shaping the path to the grand finale.
Don’t Miss a Moment – Live on Sky Sports
For all the fervor and excitement, tune in to Sky Sports from December 15, 2023, to January 3, 2024. Don’t miss the electrifying moments as the world’s best dart players vie for glory. Stream your favorite sports and more with NOW. Witness history in the making as the World Darts Championship unfolds in a spectacular display of skill and competition.