1998 World Matchplay (darts)

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

The 1998 World Matchplay was a darts tournament held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The tournament ran from 27 July through 1 August 1998, and was won by Rod Harrington.

Results[edit]

1st Round[edit]

(best of 15 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)
Monday 27 July 1998

  • Steve Brown (USA,8) v Dennis Smith (Eng) 8 - 4
  • Mick Manning (Eng) v Reg Harding (Eng) 9 - 7
  • Peter Manley (Eng,4) v Ritchie Gardner (Eng) 8 - 5

Tuesday 28 July

  • Rod Harrington (Eng,1) v Kevin Spiolek (Eng) 8 - 4
  • Gary Mawson (Can) v Paul Lim (USA) 9 - 7
  • Bob Anderson (Eng) v Cliff Lazarenko (Eng) 8 - 2
  • Keith Deller (Eng) v Peter Evison (Eng,5) 8 - 4
  • Jamie Harvey (Sco) v Steve Raw (Eng) 8 - 6
  • Alan Warriner (Eng,2) v Harry Robinson (Eng) 8 - 2
  • Steve Beaton (Eng) v Shayne Burgess (Eng) 8 - 4

Wednesday 29 July

  • Ronnie Baxter (Eng) v Andy Jenkins (Eng) 14 - 12
  • Chris Mason (Eng) v John Part (Can) 8 - 5
  • Phil Taylor (Eng) v Graeme Stoddart (Eng) 8 - 1
  • Gerald Verrier (USA) v Eric Bristow (Eng) 8 - 5
  • John Ferrell (Eng) v Dennis Priestley (Eng) 9 - 7
  • Robbie Widdows (Eng) v John Lowe (Eng) 8 - 6

2nd Round[edit]

(best of 15 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)
Wednesday 29 July

  • Bob Anderson (Eng) v Steve Brown (USA,8) 8 - 4
  • Rod Harrington (Eng) v Gary Mawson (Can) 8 - 6

Thursday 30 July

  • Keith Deller (Eng) v Mick Manning (Eng) 8 - 6
  • Chris Mason (Eng) v Gerald Verrier (USA) 8 - 3
  • Phil Taylor (Eng) v Robbie Widdows (Eng) 8 - 2
  • Ronnie Baxter (Eng) v John Ferrell (Eng) 8 - 5
  • Steve Beaton (Eng) v Alan Warriner (Eng,2) 10 - 8
  • Peter Manley (Eng) v Jamie Harvey (Sco) 8 - 6

Quarter finals[edit]

(best of 25 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)
Friday 31 July

  • Bob Anderson (Eng) v Rod Harrington (Eng,1) 12 - 14
  • Keith Deller (Eng) v Peter Manley (Eng) 13 - 9
  • Chris Mason (Eng) v Steve Beaton (Eng) 13 - 6
  • Phil Taylor (Eng) v Ronnie Baxter (Eng) 10 - 13

Semi finals[edit]

(best of 25 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)
Saturday 1 August

  • Keith Deller (Eng) v Rod Harrington (Eng,1) 10 - 13
  • Ronnie Baxter (Eng) v Chris Mason (Eng) 13 - 11

Final[edit]

(best of 35 legs, must win by 2 clear legs)

  • Ronnie Baxter(Eng) v Rod Harrington (Eng,1) 17 - 19