World Darts Open Launched

By Editorial Team 08/06/2022

The latest innovation from the ADC, The World Darts Open, is to be held in December of this year. Any player can enter as long as you don’t hold a PDC Tour Card and, unusually, it’s not simply a knockout competition. 

With a total prize fund of £40,000, The Winmau World Darts Open will be one of the biggest events with an option to simply pay and play. The Men’s first prize will be £10,000 and the Ladies’ will compete for the first prize of £3,000.

Both the Men’s and Ladies’ events will have a round-robin stage for the non-seeds which will assure them of at least 3 matches to try to reach the last 64 or 16 for ladies.

The first stage will be capped at 256 (Men) and 64 (Women) these will be played down to a last 32 and last 8. The field will also have 32 and 8 seeds respectively. These will be made up of International qualifiers and ADC ranking tables qualifiers.

The event will be held at the Pakefield Holiday Village in Suffolk over a three-day weekend between Thursday 1st December – Monday 5th December 2022.

If you don’t make it through to the later rounds don’t put down your arrows and check out the other tungsten activities on a packed weekend at Pontin’s Pakefield.

The JDC is holding its Inter-Academy Championships over the same weekend and venue. and there are loads of other activities for all the family within the extensive grounds of the park.

Pakefield has always been a particularly sporty Pontins and even has its own Pitch and Putt course as well as Snooker, Pool, Crazy Golf and all the usual entertainment options. Check out the activities here

The accommodation deals give you free access to these events and much much more.


  • Group Stages – Best of 7 
  • Group Stage Winners Playoff – Best of 7
  • Last 64 – Best of 9 
  • Last 32 – Best of 9 
  • Last 16 – Best of 9 
  • Last 8 – Best of 9 
  • Semis – Best of 11 
  • Final – Best of 13 



  • Group Stages – Best of 5 
  • Group Stages Winners Playoff – Best of 5 
  • Last 16 – Best of 7 
  • Last 8 – Best of 7 
  • Semis – Best of 7 Final – Best of 9

Prize Funds 


  • Winner – £10,000 
  • Runner up – £4,000 
  • Semis – £1,750 
  • Quarters – £900 
  • Last 16 – £400 
  • Last 32 – £250 
  • Last 64 – £100 
  • Total = £31,500 


  • Winner – £3,000 
  • Runner up – £1,500 
  • Semis – £800 
  • Quarters – £400 
  • Last 16 – £100 
  • Total = £8,500 

Total Joint Prize Fund = £40,000

Event Itinerary  


Players / Spectators will arrive on site. 


Men’s & Ladies Round Robin Tournament 

Doors Open at 12 pm 

Play Begins at 3 pm 

The Men’s Competition will be capped at 256 players and played in 64 groups. The Ladies’ competition will be capped at 64 players and played in 16 groups. Every player will be guaranteed at least 3 group games. (Based on maximum entries hit) The group winners will then face off and the winners will proceed to face the seeds. There will be 32 men’s seeds and 8 ladies’ seeds. 

Saturday (Selected games live-streamed

Men’s Last 64 – Afternoon Session – 3pm – 5pm (4 games live-streamed) (Seeds enter)

Mens Last 32 – Evening Session – 6pm – 10pm (6 games live-streamed) Ladies Last 16 – Evening Session 6pm – 10pm (2 games live-streamed) (Seeds enter) 

Sunday (Selected games live-streamed) 

Men’s Last 16 – Afternoon Session 3pm – 5pm (2 games live-streamed) Ladies Last 8 – Afternoon Session 3pm – 5pm (2 games live-streamed) (4 games in total – 30 min slots) 

Men’s Last 8 – Onwards – Evening Session 6pm – 11pm (All games streamed) Ladies Semis onwards – Evening Session 6pm – 11pm (All games streamed) (10 games in total – 30 min slots) 



Accommodation and Entry

Accommodation Pricing – (Check out the venue here)

£260.00 per person (inc. VAT)
Based on a classic 2-bedroom apartment, with 2 people sharing.
The package includes 4-nights accommodation on a self-catering basis.
(We can accept a family of 4 in the same apartment, based on 2 adults and 2 children)

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit of £130 up front.

The final balance deposit payment of £130 will be due by 14th October 2022.

All persons who book a 4-night package will gain complimentary access to the stage finals on Sunday.

Check-in – 4pm Thursday
Check-out – Monday

Competition Entry Pricing

Mens – £30 Entry
Capped at 256 players
Register and Pay Online via Darts Atlas

Ladies – £12.50 Entry
Capped at 64 players
Register and Pay Online via Darts Atlas

Please note –
Accommodation Booking and Competition Entry are separate.

The 32 Men’s
 Seeds and 8 Ladies’ Seeds receive COMPLIMENTARY accommodation. If you are planning on attending the event, please book your accommodation and you will be refunded in FULL if you qualify as a seed.


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