Jeffrey de Zwaan admitted he was in "dreamland" after dumping World No 1 and tournament favourite Michael van Gerwen out of the World Matchplay.
Michael van Gerwen suffered one of the biggest shocks in World Matchplay history after being knocked out by Jeffrey de Zwaan on Saturday.
Relive the action as Michael van Gerwen is shocked by Jeffrey de Zwaan on Matchplay opening night.
Phil Taylor will return to our screens at the World Matchplay for the first time since his retirement back in January.
As we celebrate 25 years of the Matchplay, we spoke to players past and present to find out their Blackpool memories
Adrian Lewis heads to Blackpool in positive spirits after enjoying a return to form in 2018 thus far.
Wayne Mardle takes a look at the talking points ahead of the World Matchplay including what makes it so special, potential shocks and who will be crowned champion.
Michael van Gerwen will be aiming to win a third World Matchplay crown in Blackpool this year.
Michael Smith secured his maiden World Series of Darts title with an 8-2 victory over Rob Cross in the final of the 21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters on Saturday.
Gary Anderson will begin his quest for back-to-back PDC World Series of Darts titles in Shanghai on Friday.
Michael van Gerwen headlines the opening night of the World Matchplay later this month, with Adrian Lewis also in action on Day One at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Gary Anderson secured his sixth World Series of Darts title with a superb 8-4 comeback victory against Rob Cross in the William Hill US Darts Masters final on Saturday.
Michael van Gerwen will begin his defence of the William Hill US Darts Masters title against Canada's Jeff Smith in Las Vegas on Friday.
Former Lakeside finalist Jeff Smith sealed a return to the William Hill World Darts Championship by beating John Norman Jnr to win the North American Championship.
Top seed Michael van Gerwen will play fellow Dutchman Jeffrey De Zwaan in the first round of the World Matchplay.
American duo Dennis Sayre and John Norman Jr are a step closer to qualifying for the World Darts Championship.
James Wade and Michael van Gerwen are the only former champions named in the field.
Michael van Gerwen struck the first nine-darter on the European Tour for five years en route to winning the European Darts Matchplay.
The European Darts Matchplay affords its participants the final opportunity to qualify for the World Matchplay.
Ian White claimed a second Pro Tour title of the year, beating Darren Webster to win Players Championship where Adrian Lewis fired a superb nine-dart finish.
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