2005 PDC World Darts Championship
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|Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship|
|Dates||26 December 2004–3 January 2005|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
Final – best of 13
|High checkout||Kevin Painter (170)|
The 2005 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship, sponsored by Ladbrokes, was held at the Circus Tavern, Purfleet and started on Boxing Day, 2004. Phil Taylor went on to clinch his 12th World Championship (10 in the PDC, 2 in the BDO) with a 7-4 final victory over Mark Dudbridge.
The tournament format remained the same as the previous year, with a preliminary round featuring eight international players against eight qualifiers from the Professional Dart Players Association (PDPA) qualifying tournament. The winners were then to meet the players ranked between 25 and 32 in the PDC world rankings.
John Lowe, playing in his last and 28th consecutive world championship, suffered a defeat to Canadian John Verwey. The match went to a tie-break 11th leg in the deciding set.
The final between Taylor and Dudbridge looked for a long time as though it would be as close as the previous year's classic between Taylor and Kevin Painter. Dudbridge led by 2 sets to 1, and having fallen 2-3 behind managed to level again. But Taylor then produced a surge to take the next three sets, and the 10th set provided a mere consolation for Dudbridge. Taylor prevailed 7-4 to claim the £60,000 first prize with his 12th title.
- Winner: £60,000
- Runner-up: £30,000
- Semi-finalists: £15,000
- Quarter-finalists: £9,000
- 4th round losers: £6,500
- 3rd round losers: £3,500
- 2nd round losers: £2,750
- 1st round losers: £1,750
|First Round||Second Round|
|Jason Clark 81.44||3||Chris Mason 95.51||3|
|Yasuhiko Matsunaga 72.74||0||Jason Clark 87.76||1|
|Tang Jun 72.45||0||Wes Newton 81.53||0|
|Gerry Convery 84.54||3||Gerry Convery 84.06||3|
|John Verwey 83.55||3||John Lowe 84.91||2|
|Anthony Forde 80.48||2||John Verwey 82.73||3|
|Darin Young 82.74||2||Alan Caves 77.37||0|
|Josephus Schenk 84.89||3||Josephus Schenk 83.51||3|
|Mark Holden 94.42||3||Simon Whatley 81.93||0|
|James Wade 88.14||0||Mark Holden 89.51||3|
|Mark Landers 76.70||3||Peter Evison 77.71||3|
|Alan Reynolds 79.51||2||Mark Landers 74.89||0|
|Barry Jouannet 82.18||0||Keith Deller 77.64||1|
|Wayne Jones 91.38||3||Wayne Jones 82.30||3|
|Mark Thomson 81.56||0||Mick Manning 89.44||0|
|Andy Hamilton 85.87||3||Andy Hamilton 92.49||3|
Last 32 to Final
Scores after player's names are three-dart averages (total points scored divided by darts thrown and multiplied by 3)
Highest three-dart checkout: 170 Kevin Painter.
Tournament 180s scored: 340 in 979 legs
Most 180s scored, individual: 39 Wayne Mardle, 35 Mark Dudbridge, 22 Colin Lloyd, 21 Phil Taylor