2006 PDC World Darts Championship

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Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 19 December 2005 – 2 January 2006
Venue Circus Tavern
Location Purfleet, Essex
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Sets
Final – best of 13
Prize fund £500,000
Winners share £100,000
High checkout Jimmy Mann
Andy Hamilton
Phil Taylor (170)
Champion(s)
Phil Taylor
«2005 2007»

The 2006 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship was held from 19 December 2005 to 2 January 2006 at the Circus Tavern. It was the 13th staging of the Professional Darts Corporation's version of the World Championship.

A record field of 64 finalists assembled to battle for Phil Taylor's world crown. Play was not held between 22 December and Christmas Day due to the Christmas break. Play resumed on Boxing Day in the lead-up to the final. A day's break was also held on New Year's Eve for the New Year. Record prize money of £100,000 for the winner was in offer.

Despite the record field, there was a notable absentee. John Lowe's world ranking had fallen to a level which meant he was forced to qualify for the event – which he failed to do for the first time in his career. His run of 28 successive appearances (including the BDO World Championship) had come to an end. He was the last player to have appeared in a world championship each year since it began in 1978. Bob Anderson, who made his debut in 1984, now has the longest unbroken run – making his 23rd consecutive appearance for these championships.

A major shock came in the first round when world number one and top seed Colin Lloyd lost to Gary Welding – it was only the second time in the history of the PDC World Championship that the top seed fell in the first round. Peter Manley was the uncomfortable first in 2001. Welding, who had recovered from two sets down in his best-of-five-sets match against Lloyd, went on to reach the quarter-finals.

Phil Taylor became World Champion for the 13th time, this being his 11th PDC success. His toughest battle en route to the championship was a tight semi-final against Wayne Mardle which he managed to win by 6 sets to 5. The final was a more one-sided affair as Taylor overcame Peter Manley 7–0. It was Manley's third final defeat against Taylor and the second time he was whitewashed, mirroring the result of the 2002 final.

Prize money[edit]

  • Winner: £100,000
  • Runner-up: £50,000
  • Semi-finalists: £20,000
  • Quarter-finalists: £12,500
  • 3rd Round losers: £8,500
  • 2nd Round losers: £5,000
  • 1st Round losers: £3,500

Results[edit]

First Round (best of 5 sets)
19–22 December
Second round (best of 7)
26–28 December
Third round (best of 7)
28–29 December
Quarter-finals (best of 9)
30 December
Semi-finals (best of 11)
1 January
Final (best of 13)
2 January
                                   
1 England Colin Lloyd 95.70 2
England Gary Welding 90.25 3
England Gary Welding 85.56 4
Netherlands Erwin Extercatte 80.22 1
32 England Darren Webster 86.47 2
Netherlands Erwin Extercatte 83.19 3
England Gary Welding 83.31 4
United States John Kuczynski 84.09 2
16 England Lionel Sams 72.47 0
United States John Kuczynski 81.98 3
United States John Kuczynski 87.42 4
Netherlands Jan van der Rassel 84.18 3
17 England Steve Beaton 82.72 0
Netherlands Jan van der Rassel 85.68 3
England Gary Welding 75.48 0
England Wayne Jones 86.67 5
8 England Andy Jenkins 91.78 3
Belgium Patrick Bulen 85.61 1
8 England Andy Jenkins 86.19 3
England Wayne Jones 88.62 4
25 England James Wade 83.41 2
England Wayne Jones 85.11 3
England Wayne Jones 91.26 4
Wales Steve Alker 92.37 1
9 England Denis Ovens 82.65 3
Northern Ireland Geoff Wylie 78.63 1
9 England Denis Ovens 86.91 1
Wales Steve Alker 93.81 4
24 England Alan Caves 83.58 1
Wales Steve Alker 86.73 3
England Wayne Jones 91.29 0
5 England Peter Manley 98.43 6
5 England Peter Manley 83.52 3
England Kevin Spiolek 70.44 0
5 England Peter Manley 84.24 4
Scotland Jason Clark 85.11 3
28 England Steve Maish 87.77 2
Scotland Jason Clark 88.36 3
5 England Peter Manley 88.74 4
21 England Dennis Smith 86.67 3
12 England Mark Walsh 89.68 3
New Zealand Warren Parry 82.06 0
12 England Mark Walsh 77.61 0
21 England Dennis Smith 87.99 4
21 England Dennis Smith 87.29 3
Wales Mark Salmon 83.45 2
5 England Peter Manley 91.92 5
20 England Adrian Lewis 90.90 3
4 Netherlands Roland Scholten 84.97 3
England Dave Whitcombe 76.92 1
4 Netherlands Roland Scholten 87.57 4
Germany Tomas Seyler 84.87 2
29 Scotland Jamie Harvey 80.96 0
Germany Tomas Seyler 87.79 3
4 Netherlands Roland Scholten 92.28 3
20 England Adrian Lewis 95.13 4
13 England Dennis Priestley 95.69 3
Northern Ireland John MaGowan 86.78 1
13 England Dennis Priestley 87.57 2
20 England Adrian Lewis 92.79 4
20 England Adrian Lewis 90.50 3
England Dave Honey 83.20 0
5 England Peter Manley 91.72 0
2 England Phil Taylor 106.74 7
2 England Phil Taylor 96.82 3
England David Platt 84.82 0
2 England Phil Taylor 102.39 4
31 England Matt Clark 85.62 1
31 England Matt Clark 86.04 3
Canada Ken Woods 83.27 0
2 England Phil Taylor 108.30 4
England Andy Hamilton 97.05 0
15 England Terry Jenkins 99.34 3
England Jimmy Mann 94.13 2
15 England Terry Jenkins 93.03 1
England Andy Hamilton 96.09 4
18 England Bob Anderson 87.74 2
England Andy Hamilton 88.48 3
2 England Phil Taylor 105.57 5
7 England Kevin Painter 89.13 1
7 England Kevin Painter 86.46 3
England Dale Newton 76.59 1
7 England Kevin Painter 86.67 4
26 England Wes Newton 86.37 3
26 England Wes Newton 81.98 3
Japan Yasuhiko Matsunaga 74.55 0
7 England Kevin Painter 95.73 4
10 England Mark Dudbridge 91.98 1
10 England Mark Dudbridge 84.09 3
United States Darin Young 78.58 0
10 England Mark Dudbridge 94.62 4
England Alan Tabern 84.60 0
23 England Alex Roy 90.35 2
England Alan Tabern 87.97 3
2 England Phil Taylor 97.14 6
6 England Wayne Mardle 95.46 5
6 England Wayne Mardle 85.93 3
Australia Brian Roach 74.00 1
6 England Wayne Mardle 88.62 4
27 Belgium Erik Clarys 77.79 1
27 Belgium Erik Clarys 80.28 3
Barbados Winston Cadogan 60.00 0
6 England Wayne Mardle 92.19 4
11 Canada John Part 93.39 2
11 Canada John Part 93.38 3
China Liu Cheng'An 80.41 0
11 Canada John Part 95.46 4
22 England Chris Mason 95.49 3
22 England Chris Mason 91.32 3
England Steve Hine 85.74 1
6 England Wayne Mardle 94.80 5
14 England Alan Warriner-Little 83.37 0
3 England Ronnie Baxter 89.91 2
United States Ray Carver 87.71 3
United States Ray Carver 87.78 3
England Andy Smith 89.22 4
30 England Colin Monk 80.36 0
England Andy Smith 87.77 3
England Andy Smith 85.44 2
14 England Alan Warriner-Little 86.34 4
14 England Alan Warriner-Little 78.18 3
Germany Andree Welge 74.16 0
14 England Alan Warriner-Little 87.63 4
Canada Gerry Convery 78.96 0
19 England Dave Askew 82.33 0
Canada Gerry Convery 83.37 3

Highest three-dart checkout: 170 Andy Hamilton, Phil Taylor.

Tournament 180s scored: 424 in 1222 legs

Most 180s scored, individual: 49 Phil Taylor, 35 Wayne Mardle, 22 Adrian Lewis, 19 Peter Manley [1]