2007 US Open (darts)

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The 2007 US Open was a darts tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). It was the inaugural event and played in Connecticut between May 18 and May 20.

The tournament replaced the World Series of Darts which ran for one year and was cancelled as a result of poor television ratings on ESPN. The first US Open was held at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort, Connecticut, USA - which was the venue used for the 2006 World Series of Darts

Phil Taylor added to his list of titles by winning the event - beating Raymond van Barneveld in the final.

Television coverage and format[edit]

The tournament was broadcast live in the UK on satellite station Challenge. The coverage was hosted by Sarah Cawood and Tony Green, who was broadcasting from a PDC tournament for the first time. Limited coverage of the event was shown on US sport channel Versus.

The format saw 32 boards in action on Friday Night, for "Friday Night Madness" where a minimum of 16 American players progressed to the final stages. On Saturday, the 16 US qualifiers join the top 64 in the PDC Order of Merit (who have entered). Matches were the best of five sets, with three legs per set. The players were whittled down to sixteen for the final stages on Sunday.

Results[edit]

The first four rounds were played on Saturday May 19 over the best of five sets (best of three legs per set).

Fourth Round
best of 5 sets
losers £2,000
Sat 19 May
  Fifth Round
best of 5 sets
losers £3,000
Sun 20 May
  Quarter Finals
best of 5 sets
losers £4,000
Sun 20 May
  Semi Finals
best of 5 sets
losers £5,000
Sun 20 May
  Final
best of 7 sets
runner-up £7,500
winner £12,500
Sun 20 May
1  EnglandPhil Taylor 3  
32  EnglandMatt Clark 0     1  England Taylor 3  
16  EnglandKevin Painter 3   16  England Painter 2  
48  NetherlandsMichael van Gerwen 2       1  England Taylor 3  
57  EnglandMervyn King 3       57  England King 0  
25  EnglandAlan Warriner-Little 2     57  England King 3
9  EnglandWayne Mardle 3   9  England Mardle 2  
24  EnglandAndy Smith 1       1  England Taylor 3  
60  EnglandMartyn Turner 1       12  Canada Part 1  
28  Republic of IrelandMick McGowan 3     28  Republic of Ireland McGowan 0  
12  CanadaJohn Part 3   12  Canada Part 3  
21  EnglandWes Newton 1       12  Canada Part 3
4  EnglandPeter Manley 3       13  England Baxter 0  
29  EnglandLionel Sams 2     4  England Manley 0
13  EnglandRonnie Baxter 3   13  England Baxter 3  
 United StatesChris Linkous 2       1  England Phil Taylor 4
2  NetherlandsRaymond van Barneveld 3       2  Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 1
34  EnglandSteve Hine 1     2  Netherlands v Barneveld 3  
15  WalesBarrie Bates 3   15  Wales Bates 0  
47  EnglandMark Holden 0       2  Netherlands v Barneveld 3  
7  NetherlandsRoland Scholten 3       7  Netherlands Scholten 0  
39  CanadaGerry Convery 1     7  Netherlands Scholten 3
55  NetherlandsVincent van der Voort 2   23  England Jones 1  
23  EnglandWayne Jones 3       2  Netherlands v Barneveld 3
6  EnglandDennis Priestley 3       11  England Hamilton 1  
38  United StatesRay Carver 0     6  England Priestley 1  
11  EnglandAndy Hamilton 3   11  England Hamilton 3  
43  EnglandSteve Smith 2       11  England Hamilton 3
 United StatesJim Widmayer 3       19  England Dudbridge 0  
 United StatesBrian Blake 1      United States Widmayer 1
 United StatesFrederick Krueger 1   19  England Dudbridge 3  
19  EnglandMark Dudbridge 3  

Prize fund[edit]

Total Prize Fund £126,000

  • Winner: £12,500
  • Runner-up: £7,500
  • Semi-finalists: £5,000
  • Quarter Finalists: £4,000
  • Last 16: £3,000
  • Last 32: £1,500
  • Last 64: £1,000

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