The PDC World Darts Championship is the premier event on the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) calendar. First held in 1994 as a consequence of a split in professional Darts, with the British Darts Organisation now running a separate BDO World Darts Championship. The competition was dominated by Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, who won 14 titles and was runner-up 5 times.
Scotland’s Peter Wright is the current Champion, having won his first Championship in the 2019/2020 event after beating the then defending Champion Michael van Gerwen 7-3 in the Final.
When is the PDC World Darts Championship?
The PDC World Darts Championship (currently known as the William Hill World Darts Championship for sponsorship reasons) takes place every year, beginning in mid-December and finishing in early January.
The 2020/2021 PDC World Darts Championship will be held between the 18th December 2020 and 4th January 2021.
Where is the PDC World Darts Championship?
The PDC World Darts Championship is held as Alexandra Palace (referred to as “Ally Pally” in London since 2008, having previously been held at the Circus Tavern in Essex between 1994 and 2007.
Address: Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
How do I get there?
Alexandra Palace is situated between Wood Green and Muswell Hill in the London Borough of Haringey in North London.
The two busiest airports in the UK serve London and between them have flights to most of the world’s prime destinations – Heathrow Airport is 21 miles west of Alexandra Palace, with Gatwick Airport approximately 34 miles south of the stadium.
Heathrow Airport sits on the London Underground Piccadilly Line which offers a direct line to Alexandra Palace’s closest station at Wood Green (see below). Or you can catch the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and use the Underground to reach Wood Green from there.
From Gatwick Airport, you can use the Gatwick Express to reach Victoria Station and use the Underground to reach Wood Green from there.
The London Bus W3 route runs from from Finsbury Park and Tottenham to Alexandra Palace Ice Rink or Alexandra Palace Palm Court.
Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to London and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
The closest Underground station to Alexandra Palace is Wood Green on the Piccadilly Line, being a 20 minute journey from Piccadilly Circus. From Wood Green station, it is a 25 minute walk up the hill to Ally Pally or you can catch the W3 bus from the station.
Alexandra Palace offers 1,200 free parking spaces in the grounds, offered on a first come, first served based and it is not possible to reserve in advance.
Alexandra Palace has its own train station (Alexandra Palace Station) which has a regular service that runs direct from Moorgate, through Highbury & Islington or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.
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How do I get tickets to the PDC World Darts Championship?
Tickets for the PDC World Darts Championship usually go on sale around July, further information will be available on the official website here where you are also able to register for the latest information.