World Matchplay darts hit with major schedule change after England reach final of Euro 2024


THE schedule for this weekend’s World Matchplay darts has been RIPPED UP following England’s Euro 2024 heroics.

The Three Lions booked their place in their second straight Euros final on Wednesday night with a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in their semi-final clash.

AlamyOllie Watkins fired England into Sunday’s Euro 2024 final with Spain[/caption]

PAThe PDC have changed the timings of the World Matchplay darts as a result of the Three Lions reaching the final[/caption]

Gareth Southgate‘s troops will play Spain in the final on Sunday evening, which has resulted in the PDC chiefs bringing FORWARD the timings for the World Matchplay sessions to ensure fans can watch the game.

A PDC statement read: “As the England football team have made the final of UEFA Euro 2024, which will be played on Sunday evening, we want to give everyone the opportunity to get behind them and have decided to bring forward the timings for both sessions on Sunday July 1.

“At the Betfred World Matchplay to allow fans to enjoy the thrilling action from the iconic Winter Gardens in Blackpool before the football.

“Therefore, if you have a ticket for either the Afternoon or Evening Session on Sunday 14 July, then please be aware of the new session times below that will now apply and will replace the original times listed on your tickets.

“Following the conclusion of the Evening Session, the UEFA Euro 2024 final will be shown live on the big screens in the arena to allow fans to get behind the England team from their seats without having to leave the venue.

“And in addition, the food and drink concessions from the Winter Gardens will remain open for the football.”

The afternoon session will get underway at 12pm and conclude at 3:30pm.

The evening session, meanwhile, will begin at 4:30pm and conclude at 8:00pm – just in time for kick-off.

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PAThe evening session will finish in time for darts fans to watch the football[/caption]

The PDC statement continued: “Please note that the end times are approximate based on the length of the matches.

“And door opening times for the Evening Session may be moved to accommodate any overrun of the Afternoon Session.”

World Matchplay darts schedule

Afternoon session matches

Ross Smith vs Josh Rock
Stephen Bunting vs Ryan Joyce
Danny Noppert vs James Wade
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Martin Schindler

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Evening session matches

Rob Cross vs Gian van Veen
Peter Wright vs Andrew Gilding
Joe Cullen vs Brendan Dolan
Dave Chisnall vs Krzysztof Ratajski

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