1990 BDO World Darts Championship

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Embassy World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 5–13 January 1990
Venue Lakeside Country Club
Location Frimley Green, Surrey[1]
Country England
Organisation(s) BDO
Format Sets
Final – best of 11
Prize fund £153,200
Winners share £24,000
Nine dart finish United States Paul Lim (£52,000 – included in prize fund)
Round 2
vs Republic of Ireland Jack McKenna
High checkout 170
England Peter Evison
Round 1
vs Republic of Ireland Jack McKenna
England Phil Taylor
Final
vs England Eric Bristow
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor[2]

The 1990 Embassy World Darts Championship was held at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey from 5–13 January 1990. It saw Phil Taylor win the first of sixteen world titles, beating his mentor Eric Bristow 6-1 in sets. Taylor beat Russell Stewart, Dennis Hickling, Ronnie Sharp and Cliff Lazarenko en route to the final. Defending champion Jocky Wilson fell at the quarter-final stage, losing to Mike Gregory. The event also saw America's Paul Lim hit the first nine dart finish at the World Championship in his second round match with Ireland's Jack McKenna, receiving £52,000 for his efforts.[3]

Seeds[edit]

  1. England Eric Bristow
  2. England Bob Anderson
  3. England John Lowe
  4. England Mike Gregory
  5. Scotland Jocky Wilson
  6. Australia Russell Stewart
  7. England Peter Evison
  8. Wales Brian Cairns

The results[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 5 sets Best of 5 sets Best of 7 sets Best of 9 sets
                           
           
 England Steve Gittins (87.60)  3
 Australia Wayne Weening (80.61)  0  
 England Steve Gittins (85.47)  2
   England Eric Bristow (87.87)  3  
 England Eric Bristow (91.71)  3
 Wales Leighton Rees (86.13)  0  
 England Eric Bristow (95.25)  4
   Sweden Magnus Caris (89.67)  1  
 Sweden Magnus Caris (93.00)  3
 Finland Antero Rantala (70.41)  0  
 Sweden Magnus Caris (82.32)  3
   Wales Brian Cairns (80.25)  0  
 Wales Brian Cairns (86.28)  3
 Scotland Mike Veitch (76.11)  0  
 England Eric Bristow (88.38)  5
   England Mike Gregory (90.27)  2
 England Chris Whiting (85.26)  3
 England Dave Whitcombe (84.84)  2  
 England Chris Whiting (88.38)  2
   Scotland Jocky Wilson (89.46)  3  
 Scotland Jocky Wilson (81.81)  3
 Northern Ireland Mitchell Crooks (81.90)  1  
 Scotland Jocky Wilson (89.19)  3
   England Mike Gregory (90.63)  4  
 Belgium Leo Laurens (87.93)  3
 Canada Bob Sinnaeve (86.94)  2  
 Belgium Leo Laurens (84.87)  1
   England Mike Gregory (89.40)  3  
 England Mike Gregory (89.46)  3
 England Alan Warriner (87.81)  0  
           
 England Cliff Lazarenko (73.86)  3
 Netherlands Bert Vlaardingerbroek (73.26)  2  
 England Cliff Lazarenko (90.42)  3
   Denmark Jann Hoffmann (79.98)  0  
 England Bob Anderson (86.35)  2
 Denmark Jann Hoffmann (86.09)  3  
 England Cliff Lazarenko (81.75)  4
   United States Paul Lim (77.73)  0  
 United States Paul Lim (83.55)  3
 England Ray Battye (80.19)  2  
 United States Paul Lim (80.97)  3
   Republic of Ireland Jack McKenna (78.66)  2  
 England Peter Evison (78.06)  1
 Republic of Ireland Jack McKenna (79.62)  3  
 England Cliff Lazarenko (85.41)  0
   England Phil Taylor (100.80)  5


 England Denis Hickling (76.29)  3
 United States Tony Payne (74.34)  1  
 England Denis Hickling (73.53)  0
   England Phil Taylor (86.67)  3  
 Australia Russell Stewart (86.31)  1
 England Phil Taylor (88.62)  3  
 England Phil Taylor (94.23)  4
   Scotland Ronnie Sharp (86.79)  2


 
 Scotland Ronnie Sharp (77.46)  3
 Denmark Kim Jensen (72.21)  0  
 Scotland Ronnie Sharp (94.11)  3
   England John Lowe (89.13)  2


 
 England John Lowe (84.72)  3
 Canada Albert Anstey (83.19)  1


 
Final (Best of 11 sets) Saturday January 13th
(93.02) Eric Bristow England 1-6 England Phil Taylor (97.47)
Highest Checkout: 121 1-3, 3-2, 0-3, 1-3, 2-3, 2-3, 1-3 Highest Checkout: 170
England Phil Taylor wins the 1990 Embassy World Darts Championship


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Championship of Darts". Learnaboutdarts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  2. ^ Ralph Hickok (2010-01-16). "History - World Darts Champions". HickokSports.com. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Phil Taylor V Eric Bristow 1990 Embassy Darts Final Leg". Wn.com. Retrieved 2011-02-03.