1997 World Matchplay (darts)

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The Winter Gardens in Blackpool, where the tournament has been held since its inception.

The 1997 World Matchplay was a darts tournament held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The tournament was won by Phil Taylor.

Results[edit]

1st Round[edit]

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

  • Dean Allsopp (Eng) v Bob Anderson (Eng) 5 - 8
  • Eric Bristow (Eng) v Dennis Smith (Eng) 5 - 8
  • Shayne Burgess (Eng) v John Lowe (Eng) 15 - 13
  • Richie Burnett (Wal) v Chris Mason (Eng) 8 - 5
  • Keith Deller (Eng) v Kevin Spiolek (Eng) 4 - 8
  • Sean Downes (USA) v Steve Brown (USA) 0 - 8
  • Graeme Stoddart (Eng) v Peter Evison (Eng) 1 - 8
  • Darryl Fitton (Eng) v Peter Manley (Eng) 6 - 8
  • Rod Harrington (Eng) v Cliff Lazarenko (Eng) 8 - 2
  • Jamie Harvey (Sco) v Paul Lim (USA) 6 - 8
  • Dennis Priestley (Eng) v Andy Jenkins (Eng) 8 - 6
  • Harry Robinson (Eng) v Mick Manning (Eng) 4 - 8
  • Phil Taylor (Eng) v Gary Mawson (Can) 8 - 0
  • Drew O'Neill (Sco) v John Part (Can) 8 - 4
  • Steve Raw (Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 3 - 8
  • Gerald Verrier (USA) v Antony Ridler (Wal) 5 - 8

2nd Round[edit]

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

  • Bob Anderson (Eng) v Steve Brown (USA) 8 - 4
  • Shayne Burgess (Eng) v Dennis Priestley (Eng) 5 - 8
  • Richie Burnett (Wal) v Paul Lim (USA) 9 - 7
  • Peter Evison (Eng) v A Ridler (Wal) 8 - 5
  • Rod Harrington (Eng) v Dennis Smith (Eng) 8 - 2
  • Peter Manley (Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 1 - 8
  • Mick Manning (Eng) v Phil Taylor (Eng) 2 - 8
  • Drew O'Neill (Sco) v Kevin Spiolek (Eng) 4 - 8

Quarter finals[edit]

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

  • Bob Anderson (Eng) v Phil Taylor (Eng) 2 - 11
  • Richie Burnett (Wal) v Peter Evison (Eng) 11 - 9
  • Rod Harrington (Eng) v Kevin Spiolek (Eng) 11 - 5
  • Dennis Priestley (Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 7 - 11

Semi finals[edit]

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

  • Richie Burnett (Wal) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 9 - 13
  • Rod Harrington (Eng) v Phil Taylor (Eng) 9 - 13

Final[edit]

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

  • Phil Taylor (Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng) 16 - 11