Former champion James Wade was eliminated from the World Matchplay after defeat to Darren Webster.
James Wade eliminated on the first night at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.
Gary Anderson admits he has never "felt comfortable" at the World Matchplay.
Wayne Mardle looks into his crystal ball before the World Matchplay kicks off in Blackpool...
Michael van Gerwen is readying his challenge for a third successive World Matchplay title.
A new Sky Sports is here with a relaunched mobile app - which now gives you the option to receive the news alerts you want.
The curtain is ready to come down on 15-time World Matchplay champion Phil Taylor at Blackpool's famous Winter Gardens. Can the legend go out with a bang?
Gary Anderson will defend his title at the Auckland Darts Masters in August after being confirmed alongside debutant Michael Smith.
Sky Sports is now better than ever with a range of new dedicated channels.
Look back at Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor’s first World Matchplay title win from 1995.
Watch Phil Taylor hit the World Matchplay's first-ever nine-darter before the tournament returns this weekend.
Blackpool's Winter Gardens has provided some spectacular seaside memories...
Michael van Gerwen won the US Darts Masters in Las Vegas after beating Daryl Gurney 8-6 in the final.
Gary Anderson and Peter Wright join former champion James Wade in kicking off the 2017 BetVictor World Matchplay on Saturday July 22.
Michael Van Gerwen will start his BetVictor World Matchplay campaign against Stephen Bunting, while Phil Taylor will face Gerwyn Price.
Peter Wright won his fourth European Tour title by defeating Mervyn King 6-2 in the final of the HappyBet European Darts Open in Leverkusen.
Michael van Gerwen thrashed his close friend Vincent van der Voort 6-0 at the European Darts Open on Saturday.
Michael van Gerwen won his third European Tour title of 2017 with a brilliant 6-5 defeat of Michael Smith in Sunday's Austrian Darts Open final.
A seventh international World Series of Darts event has been added to the PDC circuit with the introduction of the German Darts Masters in Dusseldorf.
Gary Anderson bounced back from final defeat to Steve Beaton by winning his 20th Players Championship title in Wigan 24 hours later.