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World Matchplay Darts: Schedule & results as Nathan Aspinall and Jonny Clayton reach final

Stay up to date with one of the highlight's of the PDC's calendar as Blackpool's iconic Winter Gardens plays host to the 30th staging of the World Matchplay.

Jonny Clayton is slight favourite for the World Matchplay  after beating previous favourite Luke Humphries inthe semi-final.

Michael van Gerwen's shock first round exit at the hands of Brendan Dolan had opened the door for the joint-favourites Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith to go the distance, but neither reached the last eight after following MvG through the trap door on Tuesday evening.

Price, despite notching a three-figure average, was beaten by an inspired Joe Cullen in a tense and dramatic tie-break, before Smith - the world number one - was dumped out of the competition by quarter-finalist Chris Dobey.

The tournament had seemingly opened up for Peter Wright, but he was knocked out by Ryan Searle on Wednesday evening, and Jonny Clayton and Nathan Aspinall will contest the final.

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World Matchplay Final Schedule:

Sunday 23rd July (19:00)

Nathan Aspinall v Jonny Clayton

Final is the first to 18 legs.
 

World Matchplay Semi-Final Results:

Saturday 22nd July (19:00)

(9) Nathan Aspinall 17-9 (13) Joe Cullen
Jonny Clayton 17-15 (6) Luke Humphries

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Semi-Final ties are the first to 17 legs.
 

World Matchplay Quarter-Final Results:

Thursday 20th July (19:00)

Chris Dobey 12-16 (9) Nathan Aspinall
Joe Cullen (13) 16-11 Daryl Gurney

Friday 21st July (19:00)

(15) Ryan Searle 12-16 (7) Jonny Clayton
(14) Damon Heta 13-16 (6) Luke Humphries

Quarter-Final ties are the first to 16 legs.
 

World Matchplay Second Round Results:

Tuesday 18th July (19:00)

(1) Michael Smith 7-11 Chris Dobey
(8) Danny Noppert 9-11 (9) Nathan Aspinall
(4) Gerwyn Price 11-13 (13) Joe Cullen
(5) Daryl Gurney 11-4 Gary Anderson

Wednesday 19th July (19:00)

(2) Peter Wright 8-11 (15) Ryan Searle 
(7) Jonny Clayton 11-6 (10) Dimitri Van den Bergh
Brendan Dolan 1-11 (14) Damon Heta
(6) Luke Humphries 14-12 (11) Dirk van Duijvenbode

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All second round ties were the first to 11 legs.
 

World Matchplay First Round Results:

Saturday 15th July (19:00)

(13) Joe Cullen 10-7 Mike De Decker
(5) Rob Cross 10-12 Daryl Gurney
(4) Gerwyn Price 10-3 Stephen Bunting
(12) Dave Chisnall 6-10 Gary Anderson

Sunday 16th July (13:00)

(8) Danny Noppert 10-8 Martin Schindler
(11) Dirk van Duijvenbode 12-10 Kim Huybrechts
(14) Damon Heta 10-5 Josh Rock 
(16) James Wade 8-10 Chris Dobey

Sunday 16th July (19:00)

(9) Nathan Aspinall 10-7 Krzysztof Ratajski
(6) Luke Humphries 10-2 Jose de Sousa 
(3) Michael van Gerwen 7-10 Brendan Dolan 
(1) Michael Smith 10-2 Steve Beaton

Monday 17th July (19:00)

(10) Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-8 Ross Smith 
(15) Ryan Searle 10-4 Raymond van Barneveld 
(2) Peter Wright 10-4 Andrew Gilding
(7) Jonny Clayton 10-8 Gabriel Clemens 

All first round ties were the first to 10 legs.
 

World Matchplay Format:

First Round: First to 10 legs
Second Round: First to 11 legs
Quarter-finals: First to 16 legs
Semi-finals: First to 17 legs
Final: First to 18 legs

All matches have to be won by two clear legs, with a match being extended if necessary for a maximum of six extra legs before a tie-break leg is required.

For example, in a first to 10 legs first round match, if the score reaches 12–12 then the 25th leg will be the decider. 

The matches get longer as the tournament progresses.
 

World Matchplay Prize Money:

Position:Players paid:Prize money:
Winner(1)£200,000
Runner-up(1)£100,000
Semi-finalists(2)£50,000
Quarter-finalists(4)£30,000
Second round(8)£15,000
First round(16)£10,000


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