International Open Darts 2023 Preview and Details

The International Open Darts 2023 fills an exciting weekend of the PDC calendar. Due to the short duration of the tournament, it’s a fast-paced event spread over just three darts of action at the oche. The tournament is hosted at the SACHSENarena in Riesa, Germany, from March 31st to April 2nd.

The 2023 International Open Darts event is one of thirteen events on the PDC European Tour during the season. It’s the third such tournament, following on from the Baltic Sea Darts Open and the European Darts Open.

Full details of the 2023 PDC European Tour events and results can be found below, as well as our current darts betting predictions being available.

2023 International Open Darts

With so many matches in a short span, the 2023 International Open Darts is an action-packed weekend for punters. Follow our latest darts betting predictions as the tournament winds towards its thrilling finale, which is played on Sunday, April 2nd.

The 2023 International Open Darts tournament showcases some of the best players in the world and the winner of the event walks away with £30,000 in prize money. That is out of a total prize pot of £175,000.

There is a special celebration surrounding the 2023 International Open Darts event this year, because it is the 100th PDC European Tour event ever to be played.

Michael van Gerwen, who won three titles on the PDC European Tour last year, was named top seed for the 2023 International Open Darts draw, with Damon Heta as second seed. Nathan Aspinall and Peter Wright lined up among the other strong seeded contenders in the 2023 field.

2023 International Open Darts Reigning Champion

Heading into a title defence for the 2023 International Open Darts, Gerwyn Price was in the spotlight as the reigning champion. The Iceman lined up as one of 48 competitors in the field for the start of the tournament, which works on a straight knockout format.

Price defeated Peter Wright 8-4 in last year’s final to claim his third career International Open Darts title. The Iceman was also on the board early in the 2023 PDC European Tour season, winning the second event of the campaign, the European Darts Open in late March.

2023 International Open Darts Details

All First Round matches are completed on the first day, with the second round of action completed on the second day. That leaves a huge day of darts action on Sunday, April 2nd when the Third Round, Quarter Finals, Semifinals and Final are all completed.

The field of 48 players that makes up the International Open Darts draw consists of 16 seeds and 32 qualifiers. The seeds receive a bye to the Second Round of action, to meet an unseeded winner from the First Round of matches.

The first four rounds of the tournament are the best of 11 legs, while the semi-finals go up to the best of 13 and the Final is a best-of-15 fixture.


2023 PDC European Tour Events And Winners

  1. 24–26 February – Baltic Sea Darts Open – Dave Chisnall
  2. 24–26 March – European Darts Open – Gerwyn Price
  3. 31 March–2 April – International Darts Open
  4. 8–10 April – German Darts Grand Prix
  5. 21–23 April – Austrian Darts Open
  6. 28–30 April – Dutch Darts Championship
  7. 5–7 May – Belgian Darts Open
  8. 12–14 May – Czech Darts Open
  9. 26–28 May – European Darts Grand Prix
  10. 30 June–2 July – European Darts Matchplay
  11. 8–10 September – German Darts Open
  12. 22–24 September – Hungarian Darts Trophy
  13. 13–15 October – German Darts Championship

Where To Watch The International Open Darts 2023

The International Open Darts 2023 will be broadcast live on PDC TV as well as various other broadcasters around the world. Look out for potential live streams at betting sites as well, especially when teeing it up with live in-play darts betting.

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Lee Jackson

Lee has been a freelance sports writer for over a decade and is a massive sports fan, following Chelsea in the Premier League and Gloucester in Premiership Rugby. Few sports events get him more excited than Ashes cricket, however.

Lee has followed darts since the good old days of Eric Bristow and John Lowe producing highlight moments at the World Championships on dark winter nights.