1998 BDO World Darts Championship

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Embassy World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 3–11 January 1998
Venue Lakeside Country Club
Location Frimley Green, Surrey
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) BDO
Format Sets
Final – best of 11
Prize fund £166,000
Winners share £40,000
Champion(s)
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
«1997 1999»

The 1998 Embassy World Professional Darts Championship was held from 3–11 January 1998 at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey.

It saw Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld, the number one seed, win the first of four BDO world titles (and five overall), avenging his defeat by Richie Burnett in the 1995 final by beating him in a thrilling decider which went to the final set and a tiebreak. Barneveld became the first top seed to win the Embassy world title since his future rival Phil Taylor in 1992, and the second champion from outside the United Kingdom after John Part in 1994.

Defending champion Les Wallace lost in the second round to 1996 champion Steve Beaton.

The Results[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 5 sets Best of 5 sets Best of 9 sets Best of 9 sets
                           
           
 England Andy Fordham (89.61)  3
 England Andy Jenkins (81.72)  1  
 England Andy Fordham (91.95)  2
   Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (91.95)  3  
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (87.48)  3
 England Michael Marshall (83.40)  1  
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (95.46)  5
   England Steve Beaton (93.60)  0  
 England Steve Beaton (88.62)  3
 England Paul Williams (90.15)  1  
 England Steve Beaton (91.17)  3
   Scotland Les Wallace (87.93)  2  
 Scotland Les Wallace (91.35)  3
 England Andy Smith (80.04)  2  
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (97.08)  5
   England Colin Monk (93.12)  3
 England Ted Hankey (101.55)  3
 Wales Wayne Weening (89.10)  0  
 England Ted Hankey (92.37)  3
   England Mervyn King (92.58)  0  
 England Mervyn King (95.46)  3
 England Matt Clark (93.42)  0  
 England Ted Hankey (91.26)  2
   England Colin Monk (92.10)  5  
 England Colin Monk (87.60)  3
 Wales Ritchie Davies (87.51)  1  
 England Colin Monk (91.38)  3
   England Robbie Widdows (91.08)  2  
 England Robbie Widdows (90.24)  3
 England Martin Adams (90.93)  2  
           
 England Chris Mason (88.32)  3
 Northern Ireland Geoff Wylie (82.77)  1  
 England Chris Mason (88.17)  0
   Scotland Peter Johnstone (88.44)  3  
 Scotland Peter Johnstone (85.95)  3
 England Ronnie Baxter (85.17)  2  
 Scotland Peter Johnstone (86.40)  2
   Wales Richie Burnett (92.16)  5  
 England Kevin Painter (98.88)  3
 Belgium Eric Clarys (89.37)  1  
 England Kevin Painter (95.25)  1
   Wales Richie Burnett (96.72)  3  
 Wales Richie Burnett (93.63)  3
 Wales Marshall James (88.98)  1  
 Wales Richie Burnett (93.57)  5
   Netherlands Roland Scholten (84.51)  1


 England Bobby George (87.60)  3
 Netherlands Braulio Roncero (81.69)  1  
 England Bobby George (82.08)  2
   Wales Sean Palfrey (84.24)  3  
 Wales Sean Palfrey (87.87)  3
 Australia Peter Hinkley (80.85)  1  
 Wales Sean Palfrey (88.56)  4
   Netherlands Roland Scholten (90.51)  5


 
 United States Roger Carter (89.88)  3
 Scotland Bob Taylor (84.30)  1  
 United States Roger Carter (89.31)  1
   Netherlands Roland Scholten (91.47)  3


 
 Netherlands Roland Scholten (82.77)  3
 Netherlands Co Stompé (81.72)  2


 
Final (Best of 11 sets) Sunday January 11th

Referees: George Noble, Martin Fitzmaurice

(93.96) Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 6-5 Wales Richie Burnett (97.14)
Highest Checkout: 3-1, 3-2, 0-3, 1-3, 3-2, 2-3, 2-3, 3-2, 3-0, 1-3, 4-2 [1] Highest Checkout:
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld wins the 1998 Embassy World Darts Championship


References[edit]

  1. ^ Set scores Superstars of darts