1996 World Matchplay (darts)

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The 1996 World Matchplay was a darts tournament held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. This was brewery Samuel Webster's second and final year as tournament sponsor. The tournament was won by Peter Evison.

Results[edit]

1st Round[edit]

(best of 15 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)

  • Steve Brown (USA) v Bob Anderson (Eng) 3 - 8
  • Eric Bristow (Eng) v Dennis Smith (Eng) 5 - 8
  • Paul Bratherton (Eng) v Mick Manning (Eng) 2 - 8
  • Shayne Burgess (Eng) v John Lowe (Eng) 6 - 8
  • Keith Deller (Eng) v Sean Downs (USA) 7 - 9
  • Larry Butler (USA) v Peter Evison (Eng) 3 - 8
  • Graeme Stoddart (Eng) v Ritchie Gardner (Eng) 8 - 3
  • Phil Gilman (Eng) v Jamie Harvey (Sco) 5 - 8
  • Rod Harrington (Eng) v Bruce Robbins (Eng) 8 - 3
  • Dave Kelly (Eng) v Peter Manley (Eng) 2 - 8
  • Tom Kirby (USA) v Phil Taylor (Eng) 2 - 8
  • Cliff Lazarenko (Eng) v Gerald Verrier (USA) 8 - 4
  • Paul Lim (USA) v Kevin Spiolek (Eng) 10 - 8
  • Chris Mason (Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 8 - 10
  • Gary Mawson (Can) v Dennis Priestley (Eng) 4 - 8
  • Jerry Umberger (USA) v Steve Raw (Eng) 8 - 3

2nd Round[edit]

(best of 15 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)

  • Bob Anderson (Eng) v Paul Lim (USA) 8 - 6
  • Sean Downs (USA) v Cliff Lazarenko (Eng) 8 - 5
  • Rod Harrington (Eng) v Mick Manning (Eng) 8 - 1
  • Peter Evison 105.48(Eng) v Phil Taylor (Eng) 8 - 1
  • John Lowe (Eng) v Dennis Smith (Eng) 5 - 8
  • Peter Manley (Eng) v Jamie Harvey (Sco) 3 - 8
  • Jerry Umberger (USA) v Dennis Priestley (Eng) 4 - 8
  • Graeme Stoddart (Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 3 - 8

Quarter Finals[edit]

(best of 21 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)

  • Peter Evison (Eng) v Sean Downs(USA) 11 - 3
  • Jamie Harvey (Sco) v Dennis Smith (Eng) 11 - 5
  • Bob Anderson(Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 11 - 6
  • Dennis Priestley (Eng) v Rod Harrington (Eng) 15 - 13

Semi Finals[edit]

(best of 25 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)

  • Peter Evison (Eng) v Jamie Harvey (Sco) 13 - 9
  • Dennis Priestley (Eng) v Bob Anderson(Eng) 13 - 11

Third Place Play Off[edit]

(best of 21 legs, no tiebreak)

  • Bob Anderson (Eng) v Jamie Harvey (Sco) 11 - 10

Final[edit]

(best of 31 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)

  • Peter Evison (Eng) v Dennis Priestley (Eng) 16 - 14