PDC World Series Day 1 Preview

Welcome to our Online Darts essential guide for the PDC World Series of Darts Finals. Starting this evening live on ITV4, we welcome back fans to the arena for the first time since March 12 in Liverpool.

Due to COVID 19, we haven’t seen any World Series events, but we have the finals to look forward to this weekend. As the best in the World do battle with the best from around the planet.


All eyes will be on Michale van Gerwen following a very disappointing Premier League campaign, as the world number one looks to bounce back. Tonight also sees the return of Fallon Sherrock, as the Queen of the Palace will be back on our screens this evening.

Sherlock shot to stardom in December when she became the first lady to beat a man in the World Championships. Sherrock was due to play in all the World Series events before they were postponed. All eyes will be on Sherrock as she takes on Jeff Smith in round number one.

In round one, some standout ties will be on our screens. There will be a repeat of the World Matchplay semifinal, as Dimitri van den Bergh faces Glen Durrant. Can Duzza get his revenge? Or will van den Bergh repeat what he did in Milton Keynes? Following the Autumn Series Joe Cullen and Vincent van der Voort, have both hit a rich vein of form. Both will feel they could have had better draws instead of playing each other.

Damon Heta will head into his tie with Ian White full of confidences after winning his first PDC ranking title at the Autumn Series. This should be another close first-round tie. Another coin toss first-round tie is Krzysztof Ratajski v Mensur Suljovic. Both of these had good Autumn Series and will be looking for good runs in Austria, but could be the home support that gets Suljovic over the line?

2020 Bwin World Series of Darts Finals Schedule of Play

Friday, September 18 (2000 local time, 1900 BST)
8x First Round games
Harry Ward v Darius Labanauskas
Ian White v Damon Heta
Cody Harris v Dave Chisnall
Vincent van der Voort v Joe Cullen
Jeff Smith v Fallon Sherrock
Krzysztof Ratajski v Mensur Suljovic
Glen Durrant v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Simon Whitlock v Steve Beaton

PDC World Series Day 1 Preview
PDC World Series Day 1 Preview

Saturday, September 19 (2000 local time, 1900 BST)
8x Second Round games
Schedule TBC

Sunday, September 20
Afternoon Session (1245 local time, 1145 BST)

Evening Session (2015 local time, 1915 BST)
Semi-Finals & Final

Bwin Tournament Winner odds

5/2 Michael van Gerwen
333/100 Peter Wright
9/2 Gerwyn Price
9/1 Nathan Aspinall
12/1 Michael Smith
18/1 Glen Durrant
20/1 James Wade
25/1 Rob Cross, Krzysztof Ratajski, Daryl Gurney
33/1 Dave Chisnall
40/1 Ian White, Dimitri Van den Bergh
50/1 Mensur Suljovic, Joe Cullen
66/1 Simon Whitlock
80/1 Damon Heta
125/1 Darius Labanauskas, Jeff Smith, Steve Beaton, Vincent van der Voort
200/1 Cody Harris
300/1 Fallon Sherrock, Harry Ward
Odds correct at time of writing, courtesy bwin.com. Subject to fluctuation.

Prize Fund

Winner – £70,000
Runner-up – £30,000
Semi-finalists – £20,000
Quarter-finalists – £15,000
Second round – £7,5000
First round – £5,000