2007 Las Vegas Desert Classic
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The 2007 Las Vegas Desert Classic (also billed as Las Vegas Desert Classic VI) was the sixth time that the Professional Darts Corporation stage the prestigious darts tournament. The tournament was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for the second successive year and was staged between July 2 and July 8, televised on Sky Sports from July 4 - there was no title sponsor for the event after PartyPoker.net's sponsorship lasted for just one year.
The prize fund increases for the 2007 event to a total of £126,400.
- Champion £20,000
- Runner-up £10,066
- Semi Finalists £7,000
- Quarter Finalists £5,000
- Second Round Losers £3,000
- First Round Losers £2,000
- Qualifying event prize fund £6,400.
A random draw was held after each round meaning no seedings were applied.
Wed 4 Jul &
Thu 5 Jul
Fri 6 Jul
Sat 7 Jul
Sun 8 Jul
Sun 8 Jul
|Raymond van Barneveld||6|
|Kevin Painter||1||v. Barneveld||8|
|John Ferrell||3||v. Barneveld||10|
|Andy Smith||4||v. Barneveld||11|
|Steve Maish||4||Raymond van Barneveld||13|
|Adrian Lewis||6||Terry Jenkins||6|
|Vincent van der Voort||4||Manley||8|
|Wes Newton||6||T. Jenkins||10|
|Colin Lloyd||3||W. Newton||7|
|Ray Carver||3||T. Jenkins||8|
Sky Sports broadcast the event live in the UK & Ireland for the 6th year running. The final between van Barneveld & Jenkins achieved viewing figures of 82,000 - although that was surpassed by other matches during the week. 
Wednesday 120,000 (SS1) & 65,000 (SS2)
Thursday 90,000 (SS1) & 115,000 (SS2)
Saturday 87,000 (SS2)
Sunday 82,000 (SS1)
Following the 2007 UK Open at the beginning of June, top 12 players of the PDC Order of Merit became the automatic qualifiers for the sixth Desert Classic. They are Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Colin Lloyd, Peter Manley, Terry Jenkins, Dennis Priestley, Adrian Lewis, Wayne Mardle, Roland Scholten, Andy Hamilton, James Wade and defending champion John Part.
16 further places were to be decided at two qualification days on the eve of the tournament itself. These qualifying events were for lower ranked PDPA members and US residents. Eight players each day joined the automatic qualifiers in the first round of the main event.
Monday's qualifiers were Wes Newton, Steve Maish, Kevin Painter, Steve Beaton, Colin Osborne, Mervyn King, Ray Carver and Dennis Smith. Tuesday's qualifiers were Alan Tabern, Mark Dudbridge, John Ferrell, Tony Eccles, Stuart Holden, Andy Smith, Steve Smith, Vincent van der Voort.
- Pictures from the 2007 Las Vegas Desert Classic
- Tournament information and registration form
- Results and reports Planetdarts web site