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Over the last few decades, darts has boomed into big business with several of the game’s biggest stars earning huge rafts of prize money each season. It’s now common for many of the world’s best players to class themselves as millionaires.
With the World Darts Championship prize money increasing year on year, the World Championship provides an opportunity to not only win the tournament but also the amount of money.
Each year the World Championship serves up classic encounters that live long in the memory.
If you are interested in how much a player can win at this year’s World Championship then look no further as this article has you covered. Here is a complete breakdown of this year’s World Darts Championship prize money.
World Darts Championship prize money – overview
Throughout the course of this year’s World Championship, over £2.5 million of prize money will be dished out across all of the rounds of the tournament.
The winner of this year’s World Championship will net themselves a cool £500,000. This is the biggest prize on offer throughout the PDC calendar and it can often propel the winner of the World Championship to the top of the PDC Order of Merit.
Nobody wants to lose in the final of a world championship but £200,000 will help soften the blow. With the World Championship on the line and a prize money difference of £300,000, the final is a huge match in more ways than one.
Losing in a semifinal can hurt as players are so close to reaching the final. There will be two losing semifinalists this year and each will net £100,000.
Reaching the quarterfinal stage of any World Championship is a fine achievement. Four players will bow out at this stage with each losing quarterfinalist winning £50,000.
Players have to win three matches to reach the last sixteen of the World Championships. This is certainly no easy feat and those who exit at this stage will earn themselves £35,000.
The third round is often when a World Championship can burst into life and there have been several momentous encounters over the years. Players exiting at this stage of the tournament will leave with £25,000.
The second round is when the world’s top 32 players enter the fray. Each one of these 32 players is guaranteed at least £15,000 as that is what is on offer to any second-round loser.
For some, the stay at a World Championship will be brief. 96 players will start at the tournament with first-round losers leaving Alexandra Palace with £7,500 in their back pocket.
What else do I need to know about the World Championship?
This year’s World Championship will once again take place at the darts spiritual home of Alexandra Palace. The tournament will take place between 15th December and January 3rd with there being a small break for Christmas.
As you would imagine with such prize money on offer, all of the game’s biggest stars will be on display in the hope that they will win the biggest prize in darts and with it a cool £500,000.
Favourites for the tournament are likely to be current world number one Gerwyn Price and three-time World Champion Michael Van Gerwyn.
Millions from all around the globe will tune in over the three weeks, with the winner being crowned on January 3rd.
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