When does PDC World Darts Championship return? Christmas break length and full third round schedule

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The second round matches at the Alexandra Palace finished on December 23 and the players are taking a well earned break over the festive period.

The second round of matches from the PDC World Darts Championship were played on Friday, December 23 and the action is now on hiatus over the Christmas period.

The first round wrapped up on Wednesday, the second round just days later and the third round ties are now all locked in, with some mouthwatering match ups to look forward to. A meeting of two former world champions as Gerwyn Price and Raymond van Barneveld go head-to-head is the stand out fixture from the last 64 stage while Nathan Aspinall vs Josh Rock is another fascinating encounter.

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Darts fans don’t have to go too long without the action from the Ally Pally and the brak will only last a few days. Here is everything you need to know about when the World Championship gets back underway after Christmas as well as how the third round ties are shaping up:

When does the PDC World Darts Championship return after Christmas break?

The final round of pre-Christmas fixtures took place on Friday, December 23 which concluded the action from the second round. The players now have Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day off before getting back underway on Tuesday, December 27.

Here are all the dates for the latter stages of the competition:

  • Third Round - December 27-29
  • Fourth Round - December 29 & 30
  • Quarter Finals - January 1
  • Semi-Finals - January 2
  • Final - January 3

PDC World Darts Championship third round matches

The 96 competitors who qualified for the World Darts Championship have been whittled down to 32 for the third round, which begins on December 27. The majority of the top seeds came through their opening matches unscathed and the next round of games has thrown up some really exciting ties.

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Here are the fixtures and dates for Round 3 of the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship, taking place between December 27 and December 29:

Tuesday, December 27 - Afternoon Session

  • Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Nathan Aspinall vs Josh Rock
  • Jonny Clayton vs Brendan Dolan

Evening Session

  • Jim Williams vs Gabriel Clemens
  • Gerwyn Price vs Raymond van Barneveld
  • Peter Wright vs Kim Huybrechts

Wednesday, December 28 - Afternoon Session

  • Ryan Searle vs Jose de Sousa
  • Danny Noppert vs Alan Soutar
  • Gary Anderson vs Chris Dobey

Evening Session

  • Joe Cullen vs Damon Heta
  • Michael van Gerwen vs Mensur Suljovic
  • Michael Smith vs Martin Schindler

Thursday, December 29 - Afternoon Session

  • Dirk van Duijvenbode vs Ross Smith
  • Rob Cross vs Mervyn King
  • Dave Chisnall vs Stephen Bunting

Evening Session (7pm)

  • Luke Humphries vs Vincent van der Voort

How to watch PDC World Darts Championship on UK TV

Every match from the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Sky customers can catch all the action on their Sky Box or on mobile devices via the Sky Go app, which is available to download in most mainstream app stores. Non-Sky customers have the option to purchase NowTV packages which will give them limited time access to watch the event.

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