2005 World Matchplay (darts)

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World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates 24 July-30 July
Venue Winter Gardens
Location Blackpool
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £119,250
Winners share £25,000
High checkout (170) England Colin Lloyd
Champion(s)
England Colin Lloyd
«2004 2006»

The 2005 Stan James World Matchplay was the 12th staging of the major darts tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool between July 24 and July 30, 2005.

Colin Lloyd, the PDC world number one since April 2005, secured his second major televised title adding to his World Grand Prix title from the previous October. He beat John Part in the final. Part had earlier knocked out World Champion Phil Taylor in the quarter-finals which ended Taylor's successful run at Blackpool. Taylor had won the Matchplay title for five successive years. Taylor had also won the first four major titles of 2005 and was just two tournaments short of an incredible Grand Slam of televised PDC titles.

Lloyd had to overcome a tough quarter-final against rising star Adrian Lewis. Lewis, a qualifier and protégé of Phil Taylor, led 13-11 before Lloyd won five successive legs to clinch a place in the semi-final where he also came from behind from 3-7 to beat Ronnie Baxter 17-11.

The final saw Lloyd hit 15 maximum 180s and led all the way through the match although Part did manage to peg him back from 0-3 to 4-5 in the early stages. Lloyd stretched his lead to 12-6 and then took five out of six legs to go with one of victory. Although Part took three legs in a row he was too far behind to stage a comeback and Lloyd checked out the highest possible finish of 170 to take the title in style.

Seeds[edit]

Prize money[edit]

Winner £25,000
Runner-Up £12,500
Semi-Finals £7,250
Quarter-Finals £5,000
Last 16 £2,500
Last 32 £1,750
Total £120,000

Draw[edit]

First Round (best of 19 legs)
Second Round (best of 25 legs)
Quarter-Finals (best of 31 legs)
Semi-Finals (best of 33 legs)
Final (best of 35 legs)
                             
1 England Colin Lloyd 10
England Paul Williams 7
1 England Colin Lloyd 13
16 England Mark Walsh 4
16 England Mark Walsh 10
England Mick Manning 4
1 England Colin Lloyd 16
England Adrian Lewis 13
8 England Denis Ovens 10
England Steve Beaton 6
9 England Denis Ovens 14
England Adrian Lewis 16
9 England Kevin Painter 4
England Adrian Lewis 10
1 England Colin Lloyd 17
5 England Ronnie Baxter 13
5 England Ronnie Baxter 10
England Colin Osborne 5
5 England Ronnie Baxter 10
England Dave Askew 5
12 England Alan Warriner 7
England Dave Askew 10
5 England Ronnie Baxter 16
13 England Dennis Smith 10
4 Netherlands Roland Scholten 10
England Matt Clark 7
4 Netherlands Roland Scholten 10
13 England Dennis Smith 13
13 England Dennis Smith 10
England Ian Whillis 7
1 England Colin Lloyd 18
7 Canada John Part 12
2 England Phil Taylor 10
Scotland Jamie Harvey 4
2 England Phil Taylor 15
15 England Dennis Priestley 13
15 England Dennis Priestley 10
England Alex Roy 3
2 England Phil Taylor 11
7 Canada John Part 16
7 Canada John Part 10
Wales Kelvin Painter 4
7 Canada John Part 13
10 England Andy Jenkins 8
10 England Andy Jenkins 10
England Darren Webster 6
7 Canada John Part 18
3 England Peter Manley 16
6 England Wayne Mardle 10
England Lionel Sams 2
6 England Wayne Mardle 13
11 England Mark Dudbridge 10
11 England Mark Dudbridge 10
England Alan Caves 7
6 England Wayne Mardle 14
3 England Peter Manley 16
3 England Peter Manley 10
England Bob Anderson 8
3 England Peter Manley 13
14 England Terry Jenkins 10
14 England Terry Jenkins 10
England Keith Deller 8