2007 Las Vegas Desert Classic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 opening day of the tournament saw a few surprise results - none more so than when Mark Dudbridge stunned three-time Desert Classic champion Phil Taylor 6-5.

Raymond van Barneveld secured his third major PDC title of the year adding to his World Championship and UK Open successes by beating Terry Jenkins in the final.

Prize money[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

A random draw was held after each round meaning no seedings were applied.

1st Round
losers £2,000
Wed 4 Jul &
Thu 5 Jul
  2nd Round
losers £3,000
Fri 6 Jul
  Quarter Finals
losers £5,000
Sat 7 Jul
  Semi Finals
losers £7,000
Sun 8 Jul
  Final
winner £20,000
runner-up £10,500
Sun 8 Jul
 NetherlandsRaymond van Barneveld 6  
 EnglandKevin Painter 1      v. Barneveld 8  
 EnglandWayne Mardle 6    Mardle 1  
 EnglandJohn Ferrell 3        v. Barneveld 10  
 EnglandSteve Beaton 6        Scholten 4  
 EnglandAndy Hamilton 5      Beaton 5
 NetherlandsRoland Scholten 6    Scholten 8  
 EnglandAndy Smith 4        v. Barneveld 11  
 EnglandDennis Smith 6        Part 7  
 EnglandDennis Priestley 5      D.Smith 8  
 United StatesDarin Young 6    Young 7  
 EnglandTony Eccles 3        D.Smith 9
 EnglandMark Dudbridge 6        Part 10  
 EnglandPhil Taylor 5      Dudbridge 7
 CanadaJohn Part 6    Part 8  
 EnglandSteve Maish 4        Raymond van Barneveld 13
 EnglandAdrian Lewis 6        Terry Jenkins 6
 EnglandSteve Smith 3      Lewis 8  
 EnglandMervyn King 6    King 6  
 CanadaGerry Convery 1        Lewis 8  
 EnglandPeter Manley 6        Manley 10  
 NetherlandsVincent van der Voort 4      Manley 8
 EnglandColin Osborne 6    Osborne 4  
 EnglandJames Wade 5        Manley 8
 CanadaGary Mawson 6        T.Jenkins 11  
 EnglandStuart Holden 2      Mawson 8  
 EnglandAlan Tabern 6    Tabern 6  
 United StatesJohn Kuczynski 5        Mawson 7
 EnglandWes Newton 6        T. Jenkins 10  
 EnglandColin Lloyd 3      W. Newton 7
 United StatesRay Carver 3    T. Jenkins 8  
 EnglandTerry Jenkins 6  

Television coverage[edit]

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. [1]
Wednesday 120,000 (SS1) & 65,000 (SS2)
Thursday 90,000 (SS1) & 115,000 (SS2)
Friday unavailable
Saturday 87,000 (SS2)
Sunday 82,000 (SS1)

Qualification[edit]

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.

Four North American's qualified for the event via qualification tournaments across the United States and Canada. They were United StatesDarin Young, United StatesJohn Kuczynski, United StatesGary Mawson and CanadaGerry Convery.

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.

Players Championship[edit]

On the eve of the Las Vegas Desert Classic a PDPA Players Championship event was held on Sunday July 1 and was won by Raymond van Barneveld.

References[edit]

External links[edit]