World number 1 Michael van Gerwen defends his World Matchplay Darts crown at Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens aiming to fend off the usual suspects as he endeavours to add to his solitary Matchplay title.
Stand up if you love your darts... That's us on our feet then as we absolutely adore it. Our man with the outlandish suit and terrible innuendos runs his thumb over tonight's matches as he brings us his betting preview ahead of the games...
A tough one to call with both players able to mix it at the top level, but both suffering 3-0 first round defeats in their only PDC World Championship appearances last year. Ex pro Rugby player Price certainly cuts an imposing figure on the oche and is narrow favourite in tonight's opening match.
Christmas is almost upon us and that means only one thing, apart from Santa – World Championship Darts! Gary Anderson was an extremely popular winner last year, and he’s in action on the opening night when the tournament kicks off on Thursday, 17th December.
"Are you ready? Ladies and Gentlemen... Let's... Play.... Darts"... It's nearly time for the PDC Grand Slam of Darts! Our man with the felt pen and a silly hat heads to Wolverhampton to bring us the lowdown on all the players in his pre-tournament preview.