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WATCH: The best of Bristow

Arrogant, Irresponsible Genius. We look back at the very best bits from the governor of darts, Eric Bristow.

Van Gerwen devastated with exit

Michael van Gerwen admitted to being left devastated following his shock first-round exit on the opening night of the World Matchplay in Blackpool on Saturday.

Wade bids for Blackpool glory

After Michael van Gerwen's shock first-round exit on the opening night in Blackpool, James Wade remains the only player left in the tournament to have lifted the World Matchplay title, and 'The Machine' is hunting more Winter Gardens success this week, writes Josh Gorton.

Anderson sets up Barney blockbuster

Gary Anderson set up a blockbuster second-round meeting with Raymond van Barneveld at the World Matchplay in Blackpool on Sunday night.

WATCH: West misses 11 match darts

Steve West missed 11 match darts as his hopes spiralled into a dark hole while Daryl Gurney grabbed an incredible World Matchplay win on Sunday afternoon.

Gurney survives Blackpool thriller

Daryl Gurney survived an incredible 11 match darts to defeat a crestfallen Steve West at the World Matchplay in Blackpool on Sunday.

Was Van Gerwen jetlagged?

After Michael van Gerwen was dumped out of the World Matchplay in Blackpool on the opening night, Wayne Mardle believes jet lag might have been the cause of his defeat.

Sunday at the World Matchplay

The World Matchplay continues with an action-packed double session of darting drama at the Winter Gardens, as a host of big names enter the fray on day two in Blackpool.

De Zwaan: I'm in dreamland

Jeffrey de Zwaan admitted he was in "dreamland" after dumping World No 1 and tournament favourite Michael van Gerwen out of the World Matchplay on Saturday night.

MVG suffers shock World Matchplay exit

World No 1 Michael van Gerwen suffered one of the biggest shocks in World Matchplay history after being knocked out by emerging star Jeffrey de Zwaan on Saturday night in Blackpool.

Saturday at the World Matchplay

The 2018 World Matchplay kicks off live on Sky Sports on Saturday evening, with world No 1 Michael van Gerwen headlining a bumper evening of action in Blackpool.

Taylor revelling in retirement

Twelve months ago, Phil Taylor lifted the World Matchplay title for an astonishing 16th time, marking his Winter Gardens farewell with a sensational victory over Peter Wright.

Matchplay memories

As the World Matchplay reaches its 25th year, we reflect on what makes the Winter Gardens so special, as Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Wayne Mardle and Mark Webster reveal their Matchplay memories.

Lewis eyeing Jackpot in Blackpool

Adrian Lewis endured the toughest year of his career in 2017, but the two-time world champion believes he is getting back to his best and will be hoping to hit the 'Jackpot' in Blackpool, writes Josh Gorton.

'Matchplay a relentless test'

As the World Matchplay reaches its 25th year, Wayne Mardle picks out some of the talking points ahead of nine days by the seaside in Blackpool as Michael van Gerwen chases another title in a loaded top half of the draw and a couple of relentless beasts look set to go deep from the bottom half.