1995 World Matchplay (darts)

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World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates 31 July - 5 Augustus
Venue Winter Gardens
Location Blackpool
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £41,450
Winners share £10,000
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«1994 1996»

The 1995 Websters World Matchplay was the second annual World Matchplay darts tournament organised by the World Darts Council (WDC, which became the Professional Darts Corporation in 1997). The Winter Gardens, Blackpool played host to the event for the second year running.

Seven former world champions were in the field. Defending champion Larry Butler beat one of them Eric Bristow in the first round. Butler's title defence ended with a quarter final defeat to Dennis Priestley.

Jocky Wilson made what turned out to be his last ever appearance in a televised tournament at this event. The two-time former World Champion beat Rod Harrington in the first round, but then lost to Nigel Justice in the second round.

Phil Taylor and Dennis Priestley continued their rivalry when they met in another major final. This time it was Taylor who came out on top by 16 legs to 11 to claim his first World Matchplay title.

Seeds[edit]

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund was £41,450.

Champion: £10.000
Runner-Up: £6,000
3rd Place: £3.250
Semi-Finalists : £2.750
Quarter-Finalists : £1.500
2nd Round: £850
1st Round: £500

Results[edit]

First Round (best of 15 legs)
Second Round (best of 15 legs)
Quarter-Finals (best of 21 legs)
Semi-Finals (best of 25 legs)
Final (best of 31 legs)
                             
1 England Rod Harrington 4
Scotland Jocky Wilson 8
Scotland Jocky Wilson 5
England Nigel Justice 8
Belgium Jef Scheyltjens 4
England Nigel Justice 8
England Nigel Justice 6
England Cliff Lazarenko 11
8 England Shayne Burgess 8
United States John Russell 0
8 England Shayne Burgess 5
England Cliff Lazarenko 8
England Dennis Smith 6
England Cliff Lazarenko 8
England Cliff Lazarenko 10
4 England Dennis Priestley 13
5 England Peter Evison 8
England Graeme Stoddart 1
5 England Peter Evison 5
United States Larry Butler 8
England Eric Bristow 5
United States Larry Butler 8
United States Larry Butler 8
4 England Dennis Priestley 11
4 England Dennis Priestley 8
England Mick Manning 5
4 England Dennis Priestley 8
United States Steve Brown 3
United States Steve Brown 8
England Ritchie Gardner 5
4 England Dennis Priestley 11
2 England Phil Taylor 16
2 England Phil Taylor 8
United States Gary Mawson 5
2 England Phil Taylor 8
Scotland Jamie Harvey 6
Scotland Jamie Harvey 8
United States Jerry Umberger 3
2 England Phil Taylor 11
United States Paul Lim 4
7 England Alan Warriner 8
United States Gerald Verrier 4
7 England Alan Warriner 5
United States Paul Lim 8
United States Paul Lim 12
England Kevin Burrows 10
2 England Phil Taylor 13
England John Lowe 4
6 England Kevin Spiolek 10
United States Dave Kelly 8
6 England Kevin Spiolek 2
England Keith Deller 8
England Steve Raw 3
England Keith Deller 8
England Keith Deller 10
England John Lowe 12
3 England Bob Anderson 8
England John Lowe 10
England John Lowe 8
Republic of Ireland Tom Kirby 5
United States Sean Downs 6
Republic of Ireland Tom Kirby 8

3rd place match Best of 21 legs England Cliff Lazarenko 3-11 John Lowe England

Players must win by two clear legs. Match winners under tie-break rule indicated by asterisk.

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