1997 World Matchplay (darts)

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World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates 28 July - 2 Augustus
Venue Winter Gardens
Location Blackpool
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £44,600
Winners share £12,000
High checkout 164 England Phil Taylor
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«1996 1998»

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.

Seeds[edit]

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund was £44,600.

Champion: £12,000
Runner-Up: £6,000
3rd Place: £3,250
Semi-Finalists : £2,750
Quarter-Finalists : £1,700
2nd Round: £900
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 Phil Taylor 8
United States Gary Mawson 0
1 England Phil Taylor 8
England Mick Manning 2
  England Mick Manning 8
England Harry Robinson 3
1 England Phil Taylor 11
8 England Bob Anderson 2
8 England Bob Anderson 8
England Dean Allsop 5
8 England Bob Anderson 8
United States Steve Brown 4
  United States Steve Brown 8
United States Sean Downs 0
1 England Phil Taylor 13
4 England Rod Harrington 9
5 England Keith Deller 4
England Kevin Spiolek 8
  England Kevin Spiolek 8
United States Drew O'Neill 4
  United States Drew O'Neill 8
Canada John Part 4
England Kevin Spiolek 5
4 England Rod Harrington 11
4 England Rod Harrington 8
England Cliff Lazarenko 2
4 England Rod Harrington 8
England Dennis Smith 2
  England Dennis Smith 8
England Eric Bristow 2
1 England Phil Taylor 16
6 England Alan Warriner 11
2 England Peter Evison 8
England Graeme Stoddart 1
2 England Peter Evison 8
Wales Anthony Ridler 5
  Wales Anthony Ridler 8
England Gerald Verrier 5
2 England Peter Evison 9
Wales Richie Burnett 11
7 Scotland Jamie Harvey 6
United States Paul Lim 8
  United States Paul Lim 5
Wales Richie Burnett 8
  Wales Richie Burnett 8
England Chris Mason 5
Wales Richie Burnett 9
6 England Alan Warriner 13
6 England Alan Warriner 8
England Steve Raw 3
6 England Alan Warriner 8
England Peter Manley 1
  England Peter Manley 8
England Darryl Fitton 6
6 England Alan Warriner 11
3 England Dennis Priestley 7
3 England Dennis Priestley 8
England Andy Jenkins 6
3 England Dennis Priestley 8
England Shayne Burgess 5
  England Shayne Burgess 15
England John Lowe 13

3rd place match Best of 21 legs England (4) Rod Harrington 11-10 Richie Burnett Wales

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